Monday, May 27, 2013

Frugal meal planning week of May 26th

Happy Memorial Day!  We have been having a nice relaxing weekend!  We were hoping to open our above ground pool this weekend but it is has been too rainy and cool.  I caught up on some tv shows on Netflix  with the hubby  (check out netflix cheating-I have done this but not with the mailman) while the boys were running  around in the rain. Boys don't melt in the rain!!   


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Sunday  Burgers and sweet potato fries 


Monday     
   Kielbasa and pasta salad 

Tuesday    Baked chicken  pesto 



Wednesday  hubby is traveling for work Wednesday thru Friday so it will be easy food because I am subbing most of this week.     Italian sausage and pasta 

Thursday    meatloaf from the freezer  


Friday  Leftover buffet or sandwiches 

Saturday  Pizza 

Are you looking for even more menu ideas check out  Monday meal plans at organizing 


Have you seen the Netflix cheating? 

Enter to win iPad Mini Giveaway!



Welcome to the iPad Mini Giveaway!
I am so excited to participating in this giveaway! I really want an ipad but I am thinking that iPad Mini is more my speed due to the size! I want to be able to throw it in my purse.
The iPad Mini is the newest addition to Apple’s iPad family with all of the features of the iPad but at a smaller and more convenient size. With a 7.9-inch display, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of available apps, and a 10-hour battery life, the iPad Mini has quickly become one of the most popular tablets on the market.
The smaller version of Apple’s tablet is great for students, commuters, travelers, busy parents and anyone who is constantly on the go. With its lightweight design, the iPad Mini can easily be slipped into any laptop bag, backpack, or purse, so you’re connected wherever you are.
BuyVia is excited to sponsor this giveaway and partner with our friends at GoPromoCodes. The BuyVia app and website store your shopping searches and preferences in the Cloud and deliver the best online/local buys to all your devices. With BuyVia’s app you can hand select a mix of products you would like to see deals on, and select where you regularly shop. BuyVia keeps these preferences securely in the cloud and delivers the most relevant and personalized deals available to ensure you’re always getting the high quality products you want, at the best price, both online and in store. All of your shopping preferences and history will be automatically populated across all of your devices (tablet, smartphone, or computer) so the information is available to you wherever you are.
BuyVia is awarding a free iPad Mini to one lucky reader! Just enter the contest below. This giveaway is available to all residents of the US and Canada, age 18 and over. It will begin at 1:00 am PST on May 27, 2013 and will end on June 18, 2013 at 11:59 PST. The winner will be picked at random from all of the entries using the Giveaway Tools application below.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Momma and the boys is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact the organizer of this giveaway with questions or to have your business or blog featured in the next big giveaway event.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kohls Memorial day Swim Suit Sale and 15% off coupon

Kohl’s 50-60% Off Swimwear +15% Coupon code + 15% Shopping Pass!



Check out this sale on Kohls.com, where you can get Swimwear for 50-60% Off! You can also use Coupon Code  (Online Exclusive) SPLASH15 to get another 15% off!
There is also a 15% off shopping pass using Coupon Code BLOSSOM, but you can also print this and use in-store.

Old Navy $10 off $50 or $20 off $75 Memorial Day 2013 coupon


Old Navy $10 off $50 or $20 off $75!

There is a new Offer on Old Navy’s Facebook page for $10 off of $50 or $20 off of $75! This is valid in-store  for Memorial Day weekend from May 25th to May 27th 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Zulily: Up to 50% Off Stride Rite Shoes for toddlers and children



Zulily has Stride Rite Shoes marked down up to 50% Off right now. If you have been looking for new summer shoes for your children and toddlers , don’t miss this sale. I am seeing some really great deals. Shipping is $7.95 for your entire order no matter how much you purchase!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Printable Coupons and more May 2013


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DiaperZoo Building Plans Giveaway


Full Lives, Flat Broke is hosting a giveaway from the retailer www.diaperzoo.com. This give-away has a retail value of $647 and includes the entire collection of Diaper-Zoo, diaper cake building plans.  You can have fun making zoo animals for baby showers and new moms-they will remember your "Wild" gift. The give away will run from May 21, 2013 to June 21, 2013.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Things Remembered Bridal Newsletter: Sign up for Events, Contests and Special Offers


If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, this is the perfect newsletter!   When you sign up for the free Things Remembered Bridal Newsletter, you will receive wedding tips, reminders and special offers!  What a great way to help you with planning your big day (there is just so much to do)!!

Frugal Meal planning week of May 19th

I love spring weekends and the craziness of everything!  We had such a fun busy weekend. We have two soceer games on Saturday.  I pack a whole thing to snacks in a color with water so they don't need to run to the concession stand.  Saturday night we had a potluck cookout at a local park.  Most of our good friends these days are other scout parents so we got to hang out by the fire. Sunday was baseball day.   all 3 boys hit the hay really easy on Sunday night. 


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Sunday  Frozen pizza the boys were like Mom can we go grab some Burger King after the baseball game  . We did frozen pizza much cheaper than going out at all. 


Monday     
   Cheesy beef and broccoli brown rice on the side for the boys 

Tuesday     Chicken drum sticks, roasted potatos and green beans 



Wednesday  Chili 

Thursday   Baked Ziti bake 

Friday  Leftover buffet or sandwiches 


Saturday  Pizza 

Are you looking for even more menu ideas check out  Monday meal plans at organizing 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

ABCmouse for Kids – Try it FREE For 30 Days!


If you have kids that watch TV, you have probably seen an advertisement for ABCmouse. If you have been wanting to try it out but didn’t want to spend the money - here’s your chance. For a few days only, ABCmouse is offering a FREE 30 Day Trial! That means you can add up to THREE kids to the program for FREE!  
About the program:
The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 450 lessons in six levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by ABCmouse.com’s Tickets and Rewards System.
BONUS you can use Paypal! If you do decide to keep it, you will only be billed $7.95 per month ($2.65 per child, if you have three). If you decide to not keep it, simply log into your account and cancel at any time!

We love ABC Mouse. This is a great program. It is logical and full of sound curriculum that is very age appropriate.
—Mother of a 4–year–old girl
We like ABCmouse.com. It is a change from our normal preschool work and activities at home! It’s almost as if he has a different teacher than mom, so his response is different. I am glad that he is getting familiar with the computer also, because in school as things progress in society and education, the computer will be a very useful tool! Thanks!
—Mother of a 4–year–old boy

Kids bowl free every day this summer


School is out really soon for many kids . If you're looking to line up frugal fun for the vacation months for the kids , put this one on your roster: two free games of bowling every single day this summer.

The Kids Bowl Free program operates in all 50 states and eight Canadian provinces. You can search for bowling centers in your area by clicking on that link.   Depending on the location you may or may not need to rent bowling shoes. 

Register now so you can hit the local lanes as soon as school lets out. And if your kids have never bowled before? They could wind up being pretty good by the end of the summer, even if you go only once or twice per week.


Small extra ways to earn money when you are in debt



If you are looking to get out of debt or trying to earn some extra money but don't have time for a second job 

  • Online surveys. some of my favorites include  inbox dollars, my view panel , opinion outpost  you can earn cash and gift cards. 
  • Swagbucks. You can cash in your points for PayPal or you for gift cards to use instead of cash at stores.
  • Microjobs. Short-term or one-time gigs that can pay surprisingly well like mturk, crowdsource and more 
  • Selling stuff online or in consignment store  Sell your extra stuff 
  • Babysitting. Offer babysitting to friends and family or list yourself on care.com 
  • Pet Sitting Take dogs into your house or go visit cats when their parents are outside of town.  People are willing to pay big bucks sign up at rover.com or DogVacay

Cheap and Free activities at your local library this summer


With the summer months coming, you want to be able to keep the kids busy on a budget.  We use our library a lot for a free and good time.    Here are some ways that you can use your library to keep your entertainment budget low for the family.
Free books

This is the primary reason for  the  library’s existence. Most libraries offer free check out privileges for local residents or there may be a small charge to obtain a card for a week or two .  Many library now also offer books for the ebook reader like nook or the kindle.  Our local library has had classes on how to borrow ebooks.
Audio books
If you have a long commute or going on a road trip, they have audio book as well.  You can upload to your ipod or mp3 for easy listening. 
DVD’s
Many libraries offer DVD’s for check out. They may not be the newest releases and you may have to get on a waiting list for popular titles, but it can be a great way to get some free entertainment.
Book sale
When the library cleans out it’s old materials and unneeded donations, they sell those books to the public to raise funds for new materials. Prices vary, but it’s not uncommon to find hardbacks for under $2  and paperbacks for under $1. Some sales even have clearance days when you pay a flat fee for a bag or box of books.  I have been able to pick up some great books to sell on ebay and half.com
Museum passes
Many libraries offer free passes to area museums, cultural attractions, botanical gardens and zoos. Some are good for multiple family members over several days, while others are limited to one or two people and must be returned the next morning.

You can reserve passes online or by phone. Do this, because anything free is a big hit with parents.
Internet access
Our library offers free internet access, either on their own terminals or over a WiFi network that you can use with your own laptop. Some sites are, necessarily, blocked, but the vast majority of sites are accessible.
Computer access
Beyond Internet access, the library offers computers loaded with Microsoft Office applications and other utilities. They are free to use and you only pay per page if you need to print something. If you don’t use a computer that often and don’t want to own one, this is a great resource.
Book clubs
You can find a book club for almost any interest, from fiction to non-fiction. Some are narrowly focused such as those dedicated to certain authors, genres, or non-fiction subjects. At my library, folks  are encouraged to request a book club or offer to start one if one doesn’t exist that suits their interest.
Exhibitions
Our library hosts free exhibitions of the art works, collections, and other talents of local residents. Fun to look at and a great way to gain exposure for your own work if you have something to exhibit.
Free classes
There are all kinds of classes offered including language courses, writing classes, how-to courses, business and finance classes, and computer classes. There are also other, more specialized classes throughout the year offering varying levels of instruction.
Children’s entertainment
Games, puppet shows, arts and crafts, story times, scavenger hunts and other entertainment are available for children. 
Reference assistance
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Most reference librarians are very good at helping you track down obscure works, facts, or statistics. At some libraries you don’t even have to leave your house as they offer online access to a reference librarian. Their help is free.
Lectures, storytelling festivals and speaker series’
Authors, important citizens, professors, artists, storytellers, and other notable people are often invited to speak on topics of interest or to promote their endeavors. These may be one time appearances or ongoing series’ covering a variety of topics.
Free movies
No, they’re not first run movies, but the library frequently offers free screenings.  During the summer months, our library has a weekly afternoon free movie for the kids. 
Free concerts
Local bands and musicians sometimes play at library hosted concerts. The music may have a theme, such as music from a literary time period or the selections may be holiday based.
Summer reading programs and contests
In the summer, the library offers reading programs for both adults and kids. Readers are entered into weekly prize drawings and a drawing for an end of summer grand prize. Kids also get other incentives like stickers and gift certificates to local book stores.  They often have the books the reading list
Tutoring and homework help
Kids can get free help with their homework or receive additional tutoring. The library keeps a volunteer staff of subject experts with teaching experience to help kids navigate their schoolwork.  In my town,  during the summer months, they have a reading classes for kids who are having some issues with reading comprehension
Teen activities
Many libraries offer social activities just for teens such as book clubs, classes, pizza nights, karaoke, and games. One day a week during the summer  they have a teen wii night where they have a pizza party  It’s a safe environment for teens to meet other teens.
No matter the size of your  town library  you’re likely to find many free or low cost resources that will interest you. A library is one of the best benefits you have as a resident  of a particular community and I encourage you to take advantage of whatever they may offer. I

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Survey for New Moms and Pregnant Moms


 

Survey: $1 via Paypal for Moms and Pregnant Moms

Moms with a baby 9 months or younger OR pregnant women can take the survey and get $1 added to your Paypal account.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Old Navy $10 off $50 coupon May 2013


Old Navy $10 off $50 Printable Coupon 

From Friday May 17 thru  Sunday May 19, you can save $10 off your $50 purchae at Old Navy! This is a great time to pick up some kids clothes for the summer months 
Print the coupon or show cashier on your iphone or smartphone . This is only good in stores.

Redbox Instant: Free Month of Video Streaming + 4 Free Kiosk Rentals


Right now you can sign up for a free month of Redbox Instant – their version of video streaming. You can Stream to your computer, Xbox 360, Samsung Smart TV &; Blu-ray players, Apple iPhones &  iPads, and Android phones & tablets!

With your free month trial, you will also get 4 free kiosk rentals. If you decide to keep the service after the 30 day trial, you will pay $8 per month. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Free Samples, Recipes and Coupons from Betty Crocker


Free Samples and Coupons from Betty Crocker


Sign up for the Betty Crocker newsletter and be one of the first each month to receive  Free full size samples! They email you once the samples become available. They also have $250 in coupons a year on their site as well as great  recipe ideas.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ShopPerk App: Make Recipe Lists with what’s on Sale!


ShopPerk App: Make Recipe Lists with what’s on Sale!

This is an awesome app! I am going to be putting this my phone for sure! 
ShopPerk makes smart shopping easy. Get great deals on the things you need most. Compare stores in your area to find the best selection and the biggest savings. Find recipes and ideas that leave you more time, more money and more energy to spend on what you truly love.
Here’s how it works:
Get inspired: You can discover new recipes and find fun food ideas to add to your grocery  shopping  list.
Get it for less: The app will  show you the stores that have your list items for less, along with useful stats and helpful tips.
Get started with ShopPerk now!

Asics shoes for Adults and Kids at Zulily


Zulily.com has the Asics Shoes and Apparel for Adults and Kids marked down up to 40% off right now. If you have been looking for new running shoes, don’t miss this sale. I am seeing some really great deals. The shoes included in this sale are about $20 – $30 less than everywhere else. Shipping is $7.95 for your entire order

Free Graduation Announcements from York Photo!


 

Free Graduation Announcements from York Photo!

Right now you can get 10 Free Graduation Announcements from York Photo when you use coupon code: MYGRADUATION at check out.
Plus, you will also get 40 free photo prints too!
This is only good for new customers.

AARP Perfect Path to Retirement $50,000 Sweepstakes and Instant Win!


AARP Perfect Path to Retirement $50,000 Sweepstakes and Instant Win!

Enter for your chance to win $50,000 from AARP! You can enter daily and you can also win $25 gift cards instantly!
You must be 40 years old or older to enter. If you do not already have an account with AARP, you will need to join – it’s free.
Learn useful facts about retirement planning!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free Health Screenings at CVS in May 2013 plus a $5.00 coupon


Free Health Screenings at CVS in May + Free $5 Coupon and Tote Bag!

Keeping healthy is so important and there are some great test you can take advantage of this month.

CVS will be having Free Health Screenings in the month of May in select cities. The screenings are valued at over $100 and will consist of screening Blood pressure,Body mass index (BMI),Glucose,and Cholesterol.
They will also give tips on how to relieve stress and how to quit smoking.
You will receive a $5 coupon for CVS and a FREE tote bag!
There is no appointment necessary and you can walk-in Every Thursday, Friday,and Saturday from 2-6PM
Here are the  metropolitan area below to view its local event calendar:
Atlanta Area
Chicago Area
Dallas–Ft. Worth Area
Detroit Area
Houston Area
Los Angeles Area
Miami Area
New York City Area
Philadelphia Area
Washington, DC Area


Monday, May 13, 2013

Pampers Diaper Deals Week of May 12 2013


$1.50 off ONE Pampers Baby Dry Diapers

Pampers Diaper Deals Week of May 12th 

Walgreens
Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers – $9.99
Use $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers coupon
= $8.49

CVS
Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers – $9.49
Use $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers coupon
= $7.99
Rite-Aid
Pampers Super Pack Diapers - $24.99
Use $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers coupon
= $22.49


CVS: $15 off $60 or More online code May 2013


CVS: $15 off $60 or More Online Purchase + FREE Shipping

Hurry on over to get $15 off any $60 or more CVS online purchase. Use coupon code: 15OFF60 at checkout. This coupon code is only valid through Wednesday May 15th 

Blogger opp iPad Mini


iPad Mini Giveaway Event!
Sponsored by: BuyVia.com
Organized by: GoPromoCodes.com & WithASideofThriftiness
Prize: iPad Mini 16GB
Event Dates: May 27 - June 18, 2013
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Frugal Meal planning week of May 12th


I hope all the moms out there had a great Mother's Day. We had my husband side of the family over for dinner Saturday for mother's day.  We  did a taco bar. I kept it simple just some ground turkey taco meat, shredded lettuce, tomatoes  black beans and onions.  I had hard and soft tacos    I also had some Mexican rice on the side. 

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Sunday  We did Sunday brunch with my parents  and only had sandwiches at night  because we were stuffed! 



Monday      
Mexican lasagna 

Tuesday     Bubble up pizza 


Wednesday  Meatloaf, mashed potatos, green beans   I am going to make 3 large meatloafs and added 2  to the freezer. I use both ground beef and ground turkey and hope to have extras to stretch for a pasta dinner 

Thursday  
 Leftover meatloaf with pasta 

Friday   
Quick and Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Saturday  We have a boy scout cookout potluck,  I am bringing a pasta salad. 

Are you looking for even more menu ideas check out  Monday meal plans at organizing 

Friday, May 10, 2013

JCPenney: Up to $20 Off Printable Coupon May 2013



There is a new coupon to print for JCPenney: $10 off $50, $15 off $75 or $20 off $100! The coupon is good today, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Toys R Us: Free $10 Gift Card with $40 Purchase May 2013



Babies R Us and Toys R Us are  offering a lot of great  store deals starting Friday May 10th   and running through Saturday May 18th
Deals Include:

Plus much more!