Be a Dinner Hero to Your Family

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Are you and your family juggling schedules? Are you looking for quick and easy meals to make? Would you like to be a dinner hero to your family? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we have a solution for you!

I was recently invited to find out more about Revolution Foods’ Dinner Hero Cooking Kits. We were treated to a meal made from the ingredients in the Dinner Hero meal kits. Chef Katie used the spices included in the kits to give us some different meal ideas. Our menu included:

My favorites were the Argentinian-Marinated Steak and the Pistachio Coconut Brittle. It really surprised me that you could make brittle using ingredients from the Coconut Curry Dinner Hero Cooking Kit!

Why You Should Buy the Dinner Hero Kits:

– The meal prep is easy (under 30 minutes)
– In just three steps and 30 minutes, you will have a hot and healthy meal for four
– They are healthy with over 40g of whole grains with no artificial colors or flavors
– Introduce new culinary flavors to kids
– It comes in four adult AND kid approved flavors: Sesame Garlic, Coconut Curry, Smoky Tomato and Fiesta Taco
– Just add protein!

About Revolution Foods:

Revolution Foods was founded 10 years ago by two moms who wanted to change the way that kids eat in America. They are the leading provider of healthy family meals across the nation, serving over 2 million school meals a week over 2 million freshly-prepared meal a week in 1000+ schools nationwide. They have a deep commitment to nutrition, childhood education and sustainable supply chains. They are now bringing their recipe for success to stores too, with convenient, healthy solutions for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their Breakfast Hero and Dinner Hero products are a healthy choice for busy parents, but still packed with fun and flavor for the whole family! Revolution Foods also donates 1% of their retail sales to schools to help provide fresh meals to their students every day. Revolution Foods mission is to build life-long healthy eaters by making family-inspired, chef-crafted food accessible to all.

Where to Buy It:

In the Chicago area, you can find the Dinner Hero meal kits at Jewel-Osco in the same aisle as Mac & Cheese. You can check the Revolution Foods website for more locations outside of Chicago.

Dinner Hero Coupon:

In the Chicago area, check your Jewel-Osco app for a possible $2 off coupon, good through July 26th! With the cooking kits priced at under $5, this is a great deal!

How We’ll Be Using the Dinner Hero Cooking Kits:

Since our kids love helping out with cooking meals, we’re excited to see what types of dishes they will come up with using these cooking kits. We have found that when our kids have a hand in making dinner, they are more excited to try new foods and spices. Let us know which kit you’re most looking forward to trying!

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Celebrations with Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes & Coupon

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Celebrations are made so much better with cake! Recently, we celebrated Father’s Day with Jim, my dad, and my brother, along with my mom’s birthday. Our family loves ice cream cake, so we brought along a couple of them to mark these special occasions.

It was enjoyed by everyone, from the kids to the adults! Their favorite was the Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Cake. Don’t let the size of the cake fool you – we were able to feed 14 people with just two cakes. They were incredibly filling. We will definitely get it again for other occasions (or maybe just for dessert).

Where to find Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes:

Get your Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cake at your local Walmart store

Types of Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes:

Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Cake
Vanilla Bean Blondie Ice Cream Cake

Print out a $3 off coupon:

Note: the coupon is only redeemable at Walmart.

Check the Valpak envelope that comes in your mail to get an additional $3.00 off Blue Bunny ice cream cake coupon redeemable at Walmart.

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B3G1 Free Concert Tickets from Live Nation and Concert Ticket Giveaway

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Buy three Live Nation tickets, get one free!

Do you remember attending your first music concert? I do! It was Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” tour and I remember being so excited to see my favorite singer sing her hits live.

When I got older, I attended New Edition concerts and their spin-off artists (BBD, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Bobby Brown). I loved watching them perform their hits and especially loved dancing and singing along to their songs during the concert along with the many other fans in the amphitheaters.

This past couple of years, Jim and I have seen Rascal Flatts and Miranda Lambert in concert. Again, the energy of a live show is so much fun!

We’re taking our kids to their first live concert later this summer and can’t wait to see their reactions. With our large family, we’re always looking for ways to save money on entertainment, especially since some concert tickets can be expensive.

Through October 7th, buy three concert tickets from Live Nation and get one free for participating shows at amphitheaters across the country. Visit this page to see eligible shows and to purchase tickets. Some of the artists include Train, Brad Paisley, John Mayer, Kelsea Ballerini, and more! You can even get some of the tickets for under $20 each!

Enter for a chance to win either $500 in concert cash or $200 in concert cash:

The prize is:

$500 (one winner) or $200 (three winners) in Concert Cash

Enter to win:

Enter to win Live Nation Concert Cash!

Disclaimer: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or Instagram. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

You also have a chance to win through your Valpak envelope, so keep an eye out for the blue Valpak envelope in your mail. One lucky winner will find the Live Nation Ultimate Access pass inside their Valpak envelope. The pass entitles the recipient (+1) access to all Live Nation concerts of their choice in 2018! Good luck! Which concert would you like to attend?

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Sam’s Club Membership Giveaway & Gift Card Offer

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There is a Sam’s Club location less than ten minutes from where we live. When it first opened, we didn’t realize how often we would be there. We have found so many reasons why we love it there (and the food samples are just the beginning). We have definitely maximized our membership. The following are our favorite purchases from Sam’s Club because we know we won’t find a better price elsewhere:

1. Tires – there are usually special prices available, especially when purchasing multiple tires at once. They provide quality service and convenient hours. (Plus, you can easily have a snack at the snack shop while you are having your tires installed.)

2. Meat – ground beef, steaks, ribs, and more are fresh. You can save money buy buying them in bigger packages.

3. Snacks – they often have instant savings specials on snack items. For example, there is an instant savings deal right now where you get two bags for the price of one on Boom Chicka Pop (a favorite in our household).

4. Cakes – their cakes are so moist and delicious that we get rave reviews whenever we serve it for a party or order cupcakes to bring to a party or event. You can select from a variety of designs to customize your cake or cupcakes and you usually only need to order it 24-hours before your desired pick-up time.

5. Medications – one thing that you can definitely save money on at Sam’s Club are medications. They carry a wide variety of over-the-counter medications. You can also have your prescriptions filled there. Sam’s Club Plus memberships also get five free prescriptions.

6. Gift Cards – they have a wide selection of gift cards at a discount. They are great for gifts or for your personal use. We know people that purchase the Disney gift cards from there at a discount to use towards their Disney vacations. The savings can add up!

With our Sam’s Club Plus membership, we have been able to save a lot of money, enjoy the extra hours open only for Sam’s Club Plus members, and earn cash back. Sam’s Club is rolling out programs and tools to increase the convenience of shopping at their stores like self-checkout, online ordering/shipping to store for pickup and the Scan and Go app. They also offer easy online re-ordering, so you can have products you use regularly shipped, quickly and easily, to your house.

SPECIAL OFFER:

The Sam’s Savings $45 membership is the lowest among warehouse store membership fees. With this coupon, you can get a $20 gift card when you sign up for membership, making it an even better value!

Enter to win one a Sam’s Club Sam’s Plus membership! Ten (10) winners will each receive a Sam’s Club Sam’s Plus membership during this #JoinSamsClub giveaway.

The prize:

Sam’s Club Sam’s Plus Membership (10 Winners)

Enter to win:

Win a $100 Sam's Club Membership!

Enter your email address on the form at the top of the page at Savings.com. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Friday (6/2) via the email address they used to enter. See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.

Disclaimer: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or Instagram. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

Check out more tips on saving money at Sam’s Club!

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Valentine’s Day Twitter Party

#SDCVday

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day coming up in less than a couple of weeks? Join us tomorrow for a Valentine’s Day Twitter party. We’ll be discussing all things Valentine’s Day, including gift ideas, date night ideas and more! There will be prizes, so RSVP and participate for your chance to win!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @maritramos, @amissiontosave, @thesamicone, and @savings.

When: Tuesday, February 7th at 12 PM CT (10 AM PT/1 PM ET).

Where: On Twitter in the #SDCVday hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #SDCVday to be eligible for the prizes.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP.

Eligibility: RSVP by adding your Twitter account to the link above, and actively participate during the Twitter party with the hashtag #SDCVDay on February 7th, 2017, from 10AM PT/1PM ET until 11AM PT/2PM ET. Winners will be chosen from the RSVP list using Random.org. Winners must be actively tweeting with the hashtag at the time they are randomly selected. Winners will be notified with an @ mention, and must respond via DM within 24 hours of being notified. If another winner must be chosen after the party is over, winner will be randomly selected from active participants during the party. There is a limit of one prize per household during the party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to United States residents.

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$2 Tide Pods Coupon and More Coupons Available!

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Black Friday Weekend Ads – Check Out the Best Deals Before You Head Out!

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Black Friday Ads

Before you head out shopping this Black Friday weekend, check out the store ads and make your plan to save the most money!

Amazon:

Best Buy:

Game Stop:

Groupon:

JCPenney:

Kmart:

Kohl’s:

Lowe’s:

Macy’s:

Sam’s Club:

Sears:

Sephora:

Staples:

Target:

T-Mobile:

Toys ‘R Us:

Ulta:

Walgreens:

Walmart:

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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The 2016 holiday gift guide is out and included are some fantastic gift ideas from 20 stores. You’ll find gift ideas perfect for any age, gender, and interest. The featured stores are:
* AT&T
* Avenue
* BH Cosmetics
* Brooks Brothers
* Charlotte Russe
* Eastbay
* Footlocker
* Gap
* Home Decorators Collection
* The Home Depot
* Horchow
* HP
* Kohl’s
* Lane Bryant
* Macy’s
* Maurices
* Microsoft
* Missguided
* Old Navy
* Verizon

Check out the gifts I suggested from the Microsoft Store:

Microsoft Gift Guide
Microsoft Gift Guide

You can view the entire 2016 Holiday Gift Guide here.

What are some of your favorite gift ideas this year?

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Achieve Your Goals with the Evolve Planner

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Evolve Planner

As you look towards the upcoming year, you are probably looking into tools to help you achieve your goals easier and more effectively. Andrea de Fraga, a professor at Columbia College, has designed a one-of-a-kind planner that lets you plan, manage, and achieve your financial goals as well as personal ones.

The Evolve Planner includes a monthly calendar, weekly schedule, goal visualizer, and spending plan. You’ll be able to set your goals and keep track of your progress through visualizing your goals, making a plan, and staying accountable.

Evolve Planner

Join Andrea de Fraga for a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, November 22 from 7-8 pm CST where she will share how the Evolve Planner can help you organize your life, make smart money decisions, track progress and achieve your goals.

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How can you get your own Evolve planner?

Support the Evolve Kickstarter campaign with a pledge as low as $25 to get your own Black or Ruby Red 2017 Evolve planner PLUS you’ll also receive the undated PDF version to start evolving right now!

 

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