Monthly Archives: July 2015

Domino’s #DOMINoNo

Sports are not so much my thing. They are my husband’s thing, and he can claim that as his, no argument from me! That being said, it looks like Domino’s promotion #DOMINoNo is taking off! When a pitcher throws a no-hitter this season, you can visit mlb.com/dominono, and register with your mlb.com account.

After each no-hitter, on the following business day, the first 20,000 mlb.com users can enter their account information and receive a code valid for a FREE medium, two-topping handmade pan pizza.

If you or someone in your family has a an mlb.com account, certainly sign up! Yesterday there was a no-hitter, so today starting at 3pm (8 minutes) 20,000 pies are up for grabs!

Hurry up and enjoy!

Do I Need Cable?

In this day and age, I’m really beginning to wonder if I need cable. It’s costing me hundreds of dollars a month, when I really find myself so much more often relying on my DVR, Netflix, Apple TV, or Hulu. Yet, I have this strange attachment and an innate fear of cutting ties with cable. Today I decided that I wanted to make the call once and for all and did some research.

Here’s my biggest concerns:

  • Wanting to simply watch mindless television sometimes. Can I still do this and surf around without cable?
  • Live sporting events

Both of these concerns were immediately squashed in my research. You DO NOT need cable to access great tv shows, movies, and live sporting events. What you DO need is to know your options.

Here are some:

Moral of the story here: you have options. Explore them + figure out what is best for you, and your wallet! Comment with any of your cable-cutting tips please!

Cyber Monday Mania on Groupon Goods

Hope everyone had an awesome, relaxing summer weekend! Happy Monday 🙂

I want to talk to everyone about one of my favorite things: Groupon Goods. I find that Groupon in terms of local deals has been lackluster for the past few years (restaurants and spas I’m not so into) BUT that if you check Groupon Goods a few times a week, you’re likely to find some stuff you really need and enjoy. For me, I have found everything from unique laptop cases to Crest WhiteStrips, both of which are overpriced regularly, but from them, a great deal.

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Cyber Monday Mania [groupon.com/occasion/cyber-monday]

Today I did my normal perusal and saw that they’re running a special deal today, July 27th only, Cyber Monday Mania, with hundreds of doorbuster deals.

I took a quick look through these deals and wanted to share the most exciting ones, in my personal opinion:

1) Speck Cases for MacBook Air, Pro, or Pro with Retina Display

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Speck Cases for MacBook Air, Pro, or Pro with Retina Display [groupon.com]

These cases are awesome, and I plan on buying one of these today. Usually $49.95, these are discounted to $17.99 today only. The case is a two-piece snap-on that protects your laptop from minor damage such as scratches. It also has rubberized feet that help keep your computer in place.

2) Waloo Bluetooth Waterproof Selfie Stick

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Waloo Bluetooth Waterproof Selfie Stick [groupon.com]

There’s two types of people in the world: people who think selfie sticks are annoying, and people who think selfie sticks are God’s gift to mankind. I am the latter. In the summertime, I can’t think of more fun you could have than with a WATERPROOF selfie stick in the pool or ocean to share your vacations and weekend memories with your family and friends. The stick comes with a waterproof pouch to make group photos underwater easy and safe for the camera.

3) Apple iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, or Air 2 from $189.99-$489.99 (Refurbished)

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Apple iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, or Air 2 from $189.99–$489.99 (Refurbished) [groupon.com]

iPads can be an incredible resource for you or a family member, with it’s capabilities ranging far and wide. Your portable cookbook is your kid’s games, your teenager’s social media source, your husband’s place to check sports stats. Apple seems to come out with a new model every other day – why not get a refurbished model? They’re good as new and so much less expensive than the latest and greatest. Check them out via Groupon.

4) Weight Gurus Smartphone-Connected Body Fat Scale

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Weight Gurus Smartphone-Connected Body Fat Scale [groupon.com

I always preach that keeping healthy is important! This body fat scale measures your body composition precisely and lets you track your weight-loss progress on your smartphone. Pretty neat and only $23.99 down from $79.99 – not too bad!

5) SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Set with Four 1L Bottles and 30L CO2 Carbonator

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SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Set with Four 1L Bottles and 30L CO2 Carbonator [groupon.com]

On #NationalJunkFoodDay, I blogged about how the SodaStream is an awesome way to replace soda in your family’s everyday life. Down from $129.99, Groupon is offering the SodaStream for $53.99, and including 4 1L bottles. It’s an awesome investment, and you won’t find it any cheaper than this!

6) Oster 1.5-Quart Ice-Cream, Frozen-Yogurt, and Sorbet Maker

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Oster 1.5-Quart Ice-Cream, Frozen-Yogurt, and Sorbet Maker [groupon.com]

I love these! Adorable, colorful, and fun for the family, this ice-cream, frozen-yogurt, and sorbet maker is discounted 55% from $59.99 to $26.99. Forget going out to ice-cream after dinner for a treat, and enjoy the experience of making it yourself!

7) UV-Nails LED Lamp and Gel Nail Polish Set

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UV-Nails LED Lamp and Gel Nail Polish Set [groupon.com]

Recently, I’ve been addicted to gel manicures. They cost an absolute fortune if you get them regularly (I can’t find anywhere that does them for less than $35). A friend told me that she does them herself, and at first, I thought she was crazy – but then she explained how easy it was once you had the UV light. Give it a try! You’ll get your moneys worth after less than 2 self-done gel manicures, down from $249.99 to $49.99.

8) 120 or 160 Pack of Scunci Elastic Hair Ties

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120 or 160 Pack of Scunci Elastic Hair Ties [groupon.com]

In a house with girls, nothing disappears faster than hair ties – even socks! Ultra cheap here, you can stock up with a 76% discount, only $6.99 for up to 160 hairties. Why not?

9) NOW Essential Oils 10-Oil Variety Pack

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NOW Essential Oils 10-Oil Variety Pack [groupon.com]

Essential oils are all the rage! I’ve just started my experience with them using them to help my dog with some anxiety using Lavender at nighttime. This starter set, originally $199.99, is discounted to $69.99 today only.

10) Crest 3D White Whitestrips in Classic Vivid; 24 Strips

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Crest 3D White Whitestrips in Classic Vivid; 24 Strips [groupon.com]

Here they are! My favorite thing to buy from Groupon Goods. These actually work, and I use them a few times a year. You’ll find them in the drug store for $32.99, but they are being offered here for $17.99 – promoting noticable results in 12 days.

All of this and so much more. Check it out today only!

Show off your cat pictures and videos! Yes, really.

What’s that? Someone wanting to see your cat pictures and videos? And offering you FREE MeowMix treats for doing so? Ok, easiest thing ever.

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#MeowMixMoments [meowmixprintablecoupon2015.tumblr.com]

MeowMix wants to see your shining moments with your furry friend hashtagged #meowmixmoments. They say “Could be cute. Could be funny. Could be amazing. It’s a moment that says ‘Here’s me and my cat, being us.'”

Once you submit your picture or video, you are not only going to be sent free treats, but you’ll be inducted into the Meow Mix Acatemy™, which entitles you to free offers, exclusive content, access to special events, and more!

Say cheese and sign up here

Johnny Rockets E-Club

I know I encourage a lot of signing up for promotional clubs for brands – and I promise, the email influx is worth it! There are a ton of gems in newsletters. If you hate the spam, I encourage you to make a folder dedicated to it! Then you can look when  you want, and ignore and focus on your personal emails when you aren’t deal searching!

That being said…here’s a great one. I know we’ve had many a birthday party at Johnny Rockets – a total novelty chain reminiscent of a 50’s Americana diner.

When you sign up to be in their e-club, you get a FREE hamburger instantly – from there, you’ll be emailed special offers, featured promotions, and OF COURSE another free burger on your birthday 🙂

Get after it here!

GIVE ME FREE HOT DOGS!

Nothing screams SUMMER like a hot dog, and lucky for all of us, it’s #NationalHotDogDay! I caught some buzz earlier this week about a deal specifically at Sonic, but did a quick search on the internet and found out that there are FREE or very discounted hot dogs all over America!

ABC13 provided me with an awesome source that compiled all the deals:

One Dollar Deals – Nationwide

7-Eleven
Get a Quarter Pound Big Bite hot dog for $1 at select locations.

Pilot Flying J
With a coupon you’ll find on their social media accounts Thursday morning, get a free Oscar Meyer hot dog.

Sonic Drive-In
Get an All-American Dog or Chili Cheese Dog for $1 all day.

Free (and almost free) Hot Dogs around the U.S.

Callahan’s – New Jersey
Get a free quarter-pound hot dog from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Evos – Southern U.S.
Buy one “healthy dog,” get one free all week.

Hop Dog – Western U.S.
Get a free hot dog from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Kangaroo Express – Southern U.S.
At select locations in Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina, grab a Ball Park hot dogs for 50 cents each (free with military ID) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Philly Pretzel Factory – Eastern U.S.
The first 300 customers get a free pretzel dog.

RaceTrac – Southern U.S.
This gas station chain sent a printable coupon for a free roller-grilled Nathan’s Famous hot dog to customers, good until July 31. Sign up on their website to start getting deals.

I think I know the easiest dinner ever to ‘make’ tonight…

2 WEEKS till National Root Beer Float Day!

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National Root Beer Float Day [awrestaurants.com/rootbeerfloatday.com]

A&W, THE spot for a root beer float, is giving away FREE root beer floats between 2pm and store closing on August 6th. Mark your calendars! This is a mere two weeks away.

The celebration benefits the Wounder Warrior Project, as they are looking to break the $200,000 they raised in 2014 with the same day!

Find an A&W near you here.

FREE Friskies® 7 Sample!

Hey everyone!

Today my internet scouring has uncovered a fairly solid deal. I personally don’t have a cat (I’m super allergic) but I’m sure some of you do, and this sounds like a common cat food brand name in my eyes!

Looks like Friskies® by Purina® has a new flavor in the cat food game. Their new formula, “7” has 7 different flavors to blow your cat’s mind: chicken, beef, turkey, salmon, tuna, shrimp, and cheese. As they say, “it’ll bowl your cat over”.

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Friskies® 7 [friskies.com]

Simply sign up and they’ll send you a free sample of it – go ahead and see if it tickles your cat’s fancy! Check it out here.

Who doesn’t like an internet cat video? Enjoy.

DIY’s Time to Shine w/ Advil’s Sweepstakes!

In the mom world of DIY, we all have had our successes and failures.

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Nailed it. [boredpanda.com]

Advil’s latest sweepstakes “Failed? Nailed?” invites you to share them all. All you have to do is post a pic of your DIY project to Twitter or Instagram tagged with #DIYrelief and #AdvilSweepstakes. Make sure to follow @AdvilRelief on Twitter and Instagram so they can contat you if you win!

If you win, you’re rewarded $15,000, a videochat with Carter Oosterhouse, and daily great prizes like gift cards, toolbelts, and t-shirts!

We’ve all shared our DIY’s to our friends and family via social media before – throw on some hashtags and enter to make some cash!

FREE Maleficent Printable Coloring Pages & Activity Sheets!

Nothing kills me more than the following two words: “I’m bored.”

Looking for a rainy day easy activity? An “I’m bored”? activity? Something that’s simple and doesn’t require money spent or effort to get into the car to drive somewhere? Print out these Maleficent coloring pages & activity sheets from twokidsandacoupon.com for some entertainment. Pair it with the movie if your kids haven’t seen it yet! That’s at least 3 hours that ‘I’m bored” won’t be uttered in the household.

Activities include “spot the difference” (my favorite as a kid), mazes, and color ins. BYO crayons and you’re good to go.

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Maleficent [io9.com]