Category Archives: Freebies

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Free Amazon MP3 Downloads for Kids

max-and-ruby-bunny-partyI absolutely love all the Amazon MP3 deals lately! For a limited time, your kiddos can get in on the amazon music deals too with free Amazon MP3 downloads for kids.

I don’t know about you but I’ve always wondered where Max & Ruby’s parents are. Someone really needs to discipline that boy.

Remember, Amazon prices can change at any time so don’t miss out on this great Amazon promotion. Don’t forget to check out the other Amazon deals I’ve posted too!

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Election Day Freebies & Restaurant Deals 2012

vote-buttonTuesday November 6 is Election Day 2012. After you head out to your polling location, make sure you stop by the retailers and restaurants below to get yourself some great Election Day freebies! As always, some of these offers may be regional so call your local establishment first before heading out.

Burger Lounge (Los Angeles and San Diego): Wear your “I Voted” sticker to receive free ½ and ½ combo of onion rings and french fries with purchase (more info)

California Tortilla: Get a free taco when you visit wearing your “I Voted” sticker or say “vote” to the cashier (more info)

China Blossom Restaurant & Lounge (North Andover, MA): Visit wearing your “I Voted” sticker to receive a free order of egg rolls or vegetarian spring rolls with any dine-in or take-out order (more info)

Clipa (13885-A Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618): “No Chip” Key Clips to anyone who stops by Clipa’s headquarters (more info)

Einstein Bros Bagels: I cannot verify this one because I don’t see anything on their website, but rumored to have a free bagel and shmear when you wear your “I Voted” sticker (definitely call ahead)

Lofty Pursuits (Tallahassee): Get a free scoop of ice cream when you show your “I Voted” sticker (more info)

On the Border: Free Sopapillas with coupon when you purchase one or more entrees (get your coupon)

Pottery Barn Kids: Election Day Story Time and voting sticker at 11:00 am for kids (more info)

Red Hot & Blue Barbecue: Get a $5.00 meal when you wear your “I voted” sticker (more info)

Romano’s Macaroni Grill: $10 off your online order of $20+ when you enter promo code RMGTOGO at checkout (order online)

Starbucks: Free INDIVISIBLE wristband to all who visit (more info)

Sticky Fingers: Get a $5.00 pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwich when you show your “I voted” sticker (more info)

Taco Bueno: Free sides of chips and guacamole to anyone who votes; does not say if you need to wear your “I Voted” sticker but I assume yes (more info)

Tijuana Flats: Free appetizer when you visit wearing your “I Voted” sticker (more info)

Tim Hortons: Get a free donut with beverage purchase; some voters will also get free coffee and donuts while they wait in line at local polls in some cities, including Detroit, Columbus, and Buffalo (more info)

White Castle: Free small Sweet Potato Waffle Fry with purchase when you show your “I Voted” sticker (more info)

If you hear of any other Election Day freebies, just leave a comment below and let me know!

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Faerie Solitaire for PC/Mac FREE at Steam through 11/8

Faerie-Solitaire-FreeI’m a sucker for video games, especially fun twists on Solitaire! And through November 8th, you can get Faerie Solitaire for PC or Mac FREE at Steam.

Have magical fun in the addicting Card game, Faerie Solitaire! Find and raise a Faerie pet and repopulate the magical land of Avalon using the resources found by clearing each level. Earn enough gold to purchase unique power-ups and specialized upgrades, making each stage a breeze.

This freebie ends November 8 at 10am PT.

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Free Betty Crocker 2013 Calendar

betty crocker calendarSome of you may have received an email offering you a free Betty Crocker 2013 calendar. But if you didn’t, just click this link, login to your account and see if you qualify for a free calendar.

The Betty Crocker calendars are my favorite because each month features a delicious themed recipe to go along with the time of year.

Your 2013 calendar will take 6-8 weeks to arrive.

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Great Free Apps for Moms

college-student-appsThese days, it seems as though everyone has upgraded to a smart phone whether or not they know how to use them! If you’re one of those people, here are a few ideas on some apps you can download to help save money and organize your life.

GroceryIQ  – This app will help with your grocery shopping. It allows you to build your shopping lists, store your grocery store’s loyalty card, and search for coupons!

AllRecipes.com – A great option for looking up recipes on the go, this app is a huge help when you’re already at the grocery store and trying to figure out something new to try for dinner!

Amazon Price Checker – If you can wait to have a product mailed to you, use this app whenever you’re out shopping to scan a product’s barcode and see whether you can get it more cheaply by ordering from Amazon.

Shop Savvy – This is similar to the Amazon Price Checker but rather than just searching Amazon, it will allow you to look for the cheapest in-store option in the vicinity of your current geographical location. It will help you determine whether a short drive will save you a bit of money.

GasBuddy – This app is great! It allows you to look for the cheapest gas station in your area, allowing you to save money little by little, which will add up quickly!

Mint.com – Mint’s app can help you keep your budget on track, and if you and your husband both have access to it on your own phones, it may even help you both stay on the same page about how much you’re spending each month.

Another great option for free apps is to find the ones offered by your bank or credit card company. I can now use my Chase app to deposit checks using my phone. This has been such a time-saver, allowing me to cut down the number of trips I have to make to the bank!

LincolnParkAnnie is a freelance writer focused on how to live large on a little living. She writes financial savings tips for QuickQuid, an online short-term lender providing quick loans to those in need. LincolnParkAnnie enjoys finding new ways to have fun on the cheap in her native Chicago.

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Free for Kindle: Beyond the Chore Chart: Chores, Kids, and the Secret to a Happy Mom eBook

Beyond the Chore ChartIt’s time for another free for Kindle eBook! Get the free Kindle book Beyond the Chore Chart: Chores, Kids, and the Secret to a Happy Mom at absolutely no cost to you. Hurry though, these free Kindle book Amazon deals don’t last long!

Don’t have a Kindle? No problem!

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download free book for the Kindle to your PC as well as your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Phone. Free books even without a Kindle! Check out all the ways to read free books without a Kindle. Or you can just give in like I did and get a Kindle. I promise you’ll love it! And starting at only $69, a Kindle is a great investment.

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Skip the Candy. Give Plants vs Zombies FREE this Halloween!

plants-vs-zombies-freeJust a reminder that this is now live! I redeemed ours this morning. :) Skip the candy this year. Instead, give the kids something they’ll love that is definitely a treat: a code to download the hit game Plants vs Zombies FREE! This Halloween, the American Dental Association and PopCap Games are redefining what a Halloween “treat” can be… by giving FUN instead of candy.

You can download printable free-game coupons to pass out to trick-or-treaters. Each coupon will include a code that kids can use to download a completely free copy of the game (for PC or Mac). To get the free Plants vs Zombies game, just enter game code PEAH8R and follow the instructions sent by email.

With your help, we’ll prevent kids of all ages from getting Zombie Mouth!

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Halloween Freebies for 2012

halloweenBecause of hurricane Sandy, I’m not even sure if we’ll be able to go trick-or-treating this year, but that doesn’t mean that you need to skip out on these Halloween freebies, including Halloween restaurant specials. Make sure you call your local establishment to ensure they are participating before heading out.

My personal favorite Halloween freebie: FREE Plants vs Zombies video game for PC or Mac.

Halloween Restaurant Specials

(10/30) Taco Bell: From 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. get a free Doritos Locos Taco.

(10/31) Chipotle: Visit wearing your costume from 4pm-close and get a $2 burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos.

(10/31) Krispy Kreme: Visit wearing your costume and get a free Halloween or Pumpkin Spice Donut.

(10/31) Outback Steakhouse: Kids 10 and under eat free with adult entree purchase. Also valid for take-out. Be sure to look inside the beverage book at your table for an additional coupon for a free steak dinner.

(10/31) Sonic: Get 50¢ Corndogs all day.

(ongoing) Subway: Buy a kids meal and get a Frankenweenie treat bag.

Also, don’t miss the Spooky Treats and Party Eats: 34 Halloween Recipes!

Free Halloween Crafts for Kids

Cow Costume

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters

Toilet Paper Pumpkin

Soda Bottle Ghost

Jack-o-Lantern Hanging Decoration

Frankenstein Trick or Treat Bag

31 free Halloween craft projects

Thanks Mom on Dealz!

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Kids Frugal Craft: Make a Frankenstein Trick or Treat Bag

trick or treat bagCrafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz is a fun cow costume! Whether your child likes to run around in costume on a daily basis, or if you’re looking for an inexpensive Halloween costume, this is the perfect craft for kids.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the fun crafts for kids I’ve posted. And if you love this, make sure you Pin It. :)

Make a Frankenstein Trick or Treat Bag

Materials

  • Paper Shopping Bag
  • Various Colors of Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Markers

Directions

  • I realize traditional Frankenstein is green but purple is the new green in my son’s book! LOL
  • If you don’t feel like cutting the shapes, you can just have your child draw the face. I had Will help me with the cutting since that is an important skill, as well as the gluing of the shapes.

Educational Activities

  • Language Arts: 1. Discuss the syllables in the word Frankenstein. Clap out the syllables with your child and then brainstorm other Halloween words and clap out the syllables for those words as well. 2. Make an acrostic poem with your child using the word Frankenstein and try to use Fall or Halloween words (F=fun, fright; R=running, rotten pumpkins; A=apples; N=night, etc). 3. Allow your child to tell or write a monster story.
  • Science: Discuss that by reusing the grocery bag you are recycling resources. Discuss the importance of taking care of resources around us and create a list of other household items you can reuse (toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, yogurt/butter/baby food containers, shoe boxes, etc).
  • Math: Have your child identify the shapes used in the craft (circles for eyes, triangles for hair, etc).
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Superpoints: Click the SuperLucky Button, Get Points, Earn Gift Cards

SuperpointsYep. It really is that easy. You click a crazy retro-looking button, win points, and redeem those points for gift cards. Oh, and you check your email once per day for bonus points. Easy! The catch? Well.. there isn’t one. Really!

Start saving for next year’s holiday shopping now with Superpoints! Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up using my invite token. Superpoints is invite-only.
  2. Complete your Superpoints profile to get 30 spins per day.
  3. Invite your friends to earn more points and up to 100 spins per day!
  4. *PERK* If you sign up as my friend, you may post an invite code of your own in the comment section below and on my Facebook page!
  5. Click the SuperLucky Button every day to win points (find it under the “Get Points” menu)!
  6. Watch the videos for bonus points. You can also complete offers and do surveys for more points.
  7. Redeem your points for rewards!

What is easier than clicking a button? Nothing! I hope to do giveaways or charity events with my Superpoints in the future so you can join me in donating if you want. :) Stay tuned!

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