Monthly Archives: July 2015

FREE HiLine K-Cup Pods

It’s almost the weekend…

Wake up tomorrow morning with 10 FREE K-cup pods for your Keurig!

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HiLine Coffee [https://www.hilinecoffee.com/pods-for-keurig/kcup-variety-pack-sub-1]

HiLine coffee is giving away 10 free pods. They boast that “fresh coffee is the best coffee”. Apparently, your typical k-cup is packaged and sold to you without ‘roast dates’ – they could be months old, which obviously affects the taste.

HiLine sells exclusively online, which allows them the guarantee of the freshest pods delivered right to you.

With your free sample, you will be enrolled in their monthly service for 20 pods ($16.99/month). That being said, you can cancel the service at any time + there is a ‘love it, or your money back, guaranteed’.

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HiLine Coffee

My advice to you? Check it out, see if you can taste the difference – 10 free pods! That’s 10 days of top notch caffienation. Enjoy!

NatureBox

Maybe you have all heard of NatureBox, a subscription snack service boasting the highest quality ingredients in deliciously distinctive snacks you can find only through them.

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NatureBox [naturebox.com]

Their website promises the following:

  • No hydrogenated oils
  • No artificial colors, sweeteners & flavors
  • No added sulfites
  • Less than 200 calories per 30g serving
  • High quality, nutritious ingredients
  • Thoughtful sourcing
  • Innovative, unique flavors

Sounds awesome, but often, healthier, higher quality snacks come with a price point. Firstly, though, I want to show you all the absolutely HUGE list of snacks available – there is really something for everyone here! I’ll pull out some of our personal favorites for recommendations:

Sriracha Pop Pops

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Sriracha Pop Pops [naturebox.com]

If you’re anything like me, you love sriracha and spicy things! These are…nothing short of awesome. They are spicy + addictive, and clock in at about 170 calories/serving, which is more than enough quantity-wise. Not too shabby!

French Vanilla Almond Granola

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French Vanilla Almond Granola [naturebox.com]

This stuff is like crack, and the entire family adores it. It’s awesome on yogurt and fresh fruit for breakfast, or just a handful on the go. The serving size here is fairly large, and it still only clocks in at 250 calories/serving. It’s soooooo great 🙂

Kung Pao Pretzels

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Kung Pao Pretzels [naturebox.com]

These are so good that it is truly hard to put into words. They are SO spicy and SO addictive – they’re like pretzels with an Asian spicy flare. You’ve got to try them to actually understand the party in your mouth that occurs when you eat them. Better yet, they are SO low-cal. A 16 pretzel serving only clocks in at 120 calories.

Whole Wheat Raspberry Figgy Bars

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Whole Wheat Raspberry Figgy Bars [naturebox.com]

Think Fig Newton meets Nutri-Grain bar, but healthier…and better. These are always a hit for a quick on-the-go snack. They come individually wrapped, so you can easily pack them in a lunch or throw in a bag for later! They come in other flavors (strawberry, blueberry), but this is my personal favorite. 1 bar = 130 calories

Did I interest you yet? If not, seriously, check out the rest of their snacks, I’ve hardly made a dent!

So here’s the rundown: you can get a FREE trial, where you get 5 tasty, pre-selected snacks. This DOES roll into a monthly plan ($19.95/month), but if you aren’t feeling this, you can cancel immediately, at anytime.

In conclusion, give this a shot, decide if $20/month is worth it to you to keep getting these snacks (once you are done with the free trial, you can select whichever ones you want) – if you grow tired of it, cancel! It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s SO fun to get a box full of tasty treats in the mail every month.

Enjoy!

#NationalMustardDay

Happy Friday, All!

Here we are at the end of the week. Hopefully you all have some great things planned for the weekend with friends and family as summer starts to wane.

The Anders’ will be trying to keep cool, but staying local this weekend – which gives us tons of time to spend some quality time together, organize the house, and prepare for the upcoming week! Before I delve into the awesomeness that is tomorrow’s “holiday”, #nationalmustardday, I wanted to remind everyone that LiveCheapFeelRich has a Pinterest board – it’s chock full of cheap recipes, DIY ideas, coupons & freebies, and, for your weekend family needs, some great ideas for inexpensive activities – be sure to check it out and follow!

Now that that’s been said…let’s get down to business. Tomorrow is #NationalMustardDay!

Frankly, as a child, nothing was more disgusting to me than mustard. At this time in my life, I cannot imagine so many things without it! I am a huge, huge fan – sweet, spicy, dijon, yellow – I love it all!

I am hoping that some national deals on mustard will reveal themselves as today carries on into tomorrow, as none have surfaced yet.

What I do know is that I’ve recently discovered some incredible new mustards in my life that I’d love to share with you.

1) Sir Kensington

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Sir Kensington’s Mustard [luckyvitamin.com]

I’ve recently purchased 2 different types of Sir Kensington’s mustard – their standard yellow + their dijonnaise. I can’t explain it, but something about their products is just SO superior to the standard. We’ve been using the yellow on grilled hot dogs and burgers this summer, and the dijonnaise is absolutely perfect as a sandwich spread – I’ve also used it in deviled eggs! Our family may never go back to Heinz and French’s again…

2) Kozliks

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Kozlik’s Mustard [kosliks.com]

One of my very best friends lives in Toronto, CA. A few months ago, I paid her a visit, and we took a stroll through the St. Lawrence Market. I was awestruck by the Kozliks post – small batch, Canadian mustard of so, so many varieties. This stuff was incredible! You could try any of them by dipping pretzels in. I was so overwhelmed by how much I loved ALL of them, from the sweet to the savory, that I decided I’d need some time to reflect. Luckily, their online store has their entire selection. I’d recommend any and ALL of them – perfect for you or as a gift for a fellow mustard lover.

Check these out guys! I’ll keep you posted 100% on any awesome deals I see going into #nationalmustardday!

Redbox Freebie!

A few days ago, I blogged about the necessity (or not so much necessity) of cable and some other options that can help wean you away from unnecessary charges.

Thought this may help get your feet wet!

Redbox offers new-release DVDs, Blu-ray, and video game rentals through its vast network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. There are about 35,000 locations nationwide, including leading grocery, drug, and convenience stores, + select Walgreens, Walmarts, and McDonalds’ locations.

If you sign up for their emails to hear about new releases and deals, you get a free 1-day DVD rental! It’s a pretty awesome way to figure out if Redbox is a good service for you and your family’s media needs. Check it out!

FREE Nivea Samples

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Found a great FREE sample for you all to check out today. Nivea is allowing you to request two different free samples of their products.

The first is their Nourishing In-Shower Body Lotion. I’ve never heard of a lotion that you apply int he shower, but I’m pretty into the idea! Might as well do your entire beauty routine while in the shower and save some time! Nivea says that the in-shower lotion moisturizes instantly with no sticky feel – just incredibly smooth skin. All you need to do is fill out a quick form and you’ll receive a .31 fl oz sachet.

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Nourishing In-Shower Body Lotion [https://www.facebook.com/NIVEAusa/app_672169342845579]

The second free sample they’re offering is their extended moisture lotion. Nivea states that you can get up to 48 hours of relief for dry, tight skin, enriched with Provitamin B5. Again, all you need to do here is request a free sample by filling out a quick form, and you’ll receive a free .14 fl oz sachet.

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Extended Moisture Lotion [https://www.facebook.com/NIVEAusa/app_672169342845579]

Click here for the link to request either (or both!) free samples from Nivea.

#NationalCheesecakeDay

The internet is bursting at the seams for #nationalcheesecakeday! I’m not the biggest fan of sweets, but if cheesecake is on the menu, I’ll never turn it down – landslide my favorite. Pretty excited about this holiday 🙂

I want to kick things off by letting you all in on some of the best nation-wide discounts in honor of today!

  • I’m not at all shocked, but The Cheesecake Factory is offering half-priced cheesecake on July 29 + 30th. Their cheesecake is so legitimate that it’s no wonder their namesake is what it is. They offer over 30 cheesecakes, from the original, to strawberry, to red velvet, to peanut butter, to mango key lime…dare I go on? Huffington Post also informs me that yesterday, The Cheesecake Factory debuted their new salted caramel cheesecake. #drool
  • Huffington Post also gives us the heads up about these other great deals nationwide:
  • Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland’s: All day on July 30, buy one slice of cheesecake and receive a free slice of equal or lesser value. You can also get $10 off the purchase of any whole cheesecake on this day.
  • Chompie’s: At any Chompie’s restaurant in the Phoenix area, purchase one slice of cheesecake at regular price ($6.95) and get another slice free at the bakery counter. Guests can choose from several varieties, including Oreo, chocolate, classic and red velvet.
  • Corner Bakery Cafe: Customers who visit participating locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will receive a free piece of cheesecake with the purchase of any entrĂ©e on National Cheesecake Day, reports Bucks Local News.
  • Festival Foods: The Wisconsin grocer’s cheesecakes are on sale all week for $6.98 in honor of National Cheesecake Day.
  • Peteet’s Famous Cheesecake: The Michigan-based cheesecake hot spot is giving the first 100 customers a free slice of cheesecake on July 30 at both locations in Oak Park and West Bloomfield. You can also get 20 percent off the rest of the day.

Frankly, I’ve never heard of these other spots, and Cheesecake Factory is a bit of a hike for us. I’m certainly not above making my own cheesecake! Wanted to share some of my favorite recipes if you’re up for the challenge (not really, they’re pretty simple)!

It may still be summer, but I am an absolute SUCKER for pumpkin cheesecake – Natasha’s Kitchen has an awesome recipe for it. You will need a food processor and a mixer, but beyond that, this is pretty simple. Natasha even gives you an incredible recipe for a caramel sauce and a rum infused whipped cream. Give yourself some time with this recipe, because it requires 45 minutes of cooking time and MINIMUM 4 hours of chilling time. It’s perfect for fall + Thanksgiving, or, you know, just for kicks on #nationalcheesecakeday 🙂

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Pumpkin Cheesecake [http://natashaskitchen.com/2014/10/06/pumpkin-cheesecake-recipe/]

One of the problems with cheesecake is that it is so, so rich and filling, that sometimes you end up gradually eating an entire cheesecake over the duration of a week. Although you COULD stretch things to #nationalcheesecakeWEEK, I, personally, would rather not for the sake of my waistline. Here’s an awesome recipe for little bite sized cheesecakes (and it’s no-bake! Easy peasy!).

Bakers Royale‘s recipe requires a mixer and little mini ramekins of your choice. They boast that they only require 10 minutes prep – and then throw in the fridge for 6 hours (I know, give yourself plenty of time!) and you are all set! This one’s sure to please any cookies and cream fan!

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Mini Oreo Cheesecake [http://www.bakersroyale.com/cheesecake/oreo-cookies-and-cream-no-bake-cheesecake/]

Bon Appetit, everyone! Enjoy the glorious day that is #nationalcheesecakeday 🙂

Learning about Fiverr

I’ve been doing some research on Fiverr.com, and I think that this is such a good source of both making money and paying minimal money for services that it is definitely worth sharing with my readers!

Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed (namesake!). The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide. These services can go up to $500 and include things like writing, translation, graphic design, video editing, and programming [wikipedia]. Though these are the general services, if you dig around this site, you can find some truly absurd tasks. Things you didn’t know you needed and things you didn’t know  you could make money doing. It’s insane!

The service is completely free to join and free to list your services on with no hidden fees. Fiverr makes their money by keeping 20% of each transaction made. 80% profit isn’t half bad for tasks that (generally) take minimal effort anyways. Beyond this, Fiverr really allows you to be in control. As their site mentions, you have full control over your brand (profile, services, portfolio), your communication (secure platform to talk to potential clients or vendors), your payments (accepts credit cards, paypal, and even bitcoin), and your pricing (no negotiation, fixed at levels).

It sounds almost too good to be true, right? It’s not, if you use it right.

US News published a great article on how to best use Fiverr services for profit. They note that Mark Mason, a semi-retired publicist in Chicago, recommends that Fiverr newbies always start at $5, and then slowly build up as your reputation builds. It’s incredibly important that you have great recommendations and reviews – the more trust users have in you, the more trust other users will have in you.

A successful Fiverr wrote a tutorial describing his climb to Fiverr success. He says that it’s super important to create your gig image (something eye catching and something that stands out) as well as your gig description. Don’t copy anyone else’s, or you will get banned. You will need to use your own wit to woo customers your way. He also mentions that tagging/keywords are important as well as guaranteeing your service for 1 day turnaround. No one wants to wait.

Another successful Fiverr wrote a tutorial describing his top tips as well. His tips that caught my eye? Offer incentives for repeat orders, encouraging long lasting customers. Keep your response time low, always be available, and never offer services that take more than 24 hours to do – people want results quick – that’s why they user Fiverr! Lastly, share your gigs on social media! More eyes that see this – the better.

Are you inspired? I sure am. Seems like an awesome way to make easy money in spare time…what would your Fiverr service be?

#NationalChickenWingDay

It seems like every single day there is a new “national something day” – frankly, I’m not mad about it. Generally, so many people buy into it that there are TONS of deals, and, if nothing else, dinner inspiration for the family that night.

So here we are celebrating #nationalchickenwingday!

Time.com released an article today with all the best deals from restaurants around the country on chicken wings. Here they are! Hopefully one of these restaurants is in your area:

Black Angus Steakhouse: The National Chicken Wing Day deal, announced to those who signed up for this 45-location chain’s promotional emails, is $9 for a dozen wings and a 16-ounce draft beer.

Beef O’Brady’s: Order 10 wings, get an extra five for free; order 20 wings, get an extra 10 for free; and so on.

East Coast Wings: Get six free wings with every adult entrée purchase on Wednesday.

Glory Days Grill: This sports bar restaurant with franchises in Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia is hosting a special of $5 for a half-dozen wings, any style.

Hooters: An all-you-can-eat wing deal is priced at $12.99 for boneless, $14.99 for traditional bone-in wings.

Hurricane Grill & Wings: All-you-can-eat wings for $12.99.

Ker’s Winghouse: Buy 10 wings, get five free at this wing specialty restaurant with roughly two dozen locations in Florida.

Wings-N-Things: Buy one traditional wing meal with a drink on Wednesday, and a second meal (with drink) is free at this wing chain clustered around San Diego.

Sidenote: I know that Hooters gets a bad rap, but frankly, I think their wings (and all food) is unbeatable among competitors. Don’t tell anyone my secret!

If none of these spots are near you, celebrate #nationalchickenwingday at home! They are crazy easy to make and very inexpensive. Sure to please! Here’s two favorites in my house:

Skinnymom.com Skinny Hot Wings:

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Skinny Hot Wings [http://www.skinnymom.com/skinny-hot-wings/]

Don’t tell the rest of the family, but these ‘skinny’ hot wings are all the taste and none of the calories. Perfect guilty pleasure without any of the guilt!

You only use a little bit of flour and butter, and the rest is mostly spices and hot sauce – big flavor! They are baked, not fried, coming in at only 250 calories for 5 wings total. Not too shabby!

Not all kids (or people in general) love hot wings though, so I also wanted to include a more savory, less spicy wing recipe that is well-received in our home.

Carlsbadcraving.com’s Baked General Tso’s Sticky Wings

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Baked Sticky General Tso’s Chicken Wings [http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/baked-sticky-general-tsos-chicken-wings/]

Who’s favorite meal from Chinese ISN’T General Tso’s Chicken? It is always a staple on Chinese takeout nights, but these flavors are so easy to get in your very own home. Like the hot wings, this recipe is baked, not fried. No guilt should be felt with this recipe! These are super tasty and very, very popular.

Heck, make them both tonight!

Enjoy yet another “day”, everyone with #nationalchickenwingday!

FREE Sample for Sandy’s Extra Strength Multipurpose Surface Wipes

Here’s a great free sample I found today.

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Sandy Extra Strength Multipurpose Surface Wipes [http://www.sandywipes.com/ourwipes/extrastrength/]

Sandy Extra Strength Multipurpose Wipes prides themselves on truly being ‘multipurpose’. They’ve been tested to be safe and effective on glass, wood, granite, ceramic, porcelain, marble, laminate, stainless steel, chrome, and more. They’re quick-drying and streak-free, wiping away germs and bacteria without leaving behind a sticky residue. (http://www.sandywipes.com/ourwipes/extrastrength/)

The wipes come in 2 scents: Citrus Burst and Fresh Spring, so you can pick the one that best suits your personal preference.

The wipes are made to kill 99.9% of household germs. These particular wipes are not 100% eco-friendly, but they do offer those as an option, noting that they are marginally more expensive because the ingredients are not as readily available. That being said, they are still perfectly safe, but as with all cleaning products, should be kept out of reach of children and pets.

Beyond household wipes. Sandy is also getting it’s feet wet with Baby Wipes. If you are pleased with your free sample, why not check those out too?

Give these a shot by simply filling out this form to get a free sample pack of Sandy’s Extra Strength Multipurpose Surface Wipes to see how they stack up to the wipes you currently use in your household. I’m sure that with a family, these will be put to great use 🙂

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