Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tropicana's Pefect Pick Sweepstakes & Florida Memories #TropFloridaOJ

Being from the Midwest there are many states I have traveled to numerous times Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois and Florida.  Yes, Florida is one of my most visited states.  Primarily because it is home to my favorite vacation destination.    I grew up taking annual family vacations and that included trips to Disney World.   On one special Disney vacation my parents booked a concierge room for us.  Benefits of a concierge room include turn down service every night with chocolates in seashells and access to a concierge lounge for snacks and drinks.  My favorite part of the experience was being able to snack on macadamia nuts and drink all of the fresh orange juice that I wanted. I will never forget it. 

My husband and I have been to Disney World five times together and we've been very fortunate to be able to take our kids to Disney several times too.  There are things I always look forward to when planning a Florida vacation:  spending time at the pool, the Tower of Terror plummet, meeting Mickey Mouse, Main Street Bakery Cinnamon Rolls and fresh Florida orange juice at breakfast.    Oh, how I love the breakfast buffets and the bottomless glasses of OJ!   Just thinking about it makes me wish I could start planning another Disney vacation soon, but sadly it's not in our future plans.  At least I will always have the memories!


You have a chance at creating your own Florida memories when you enter the Tropicana Perfect Pick Sweepstakes.  Ninety-nine people will  win a year supply of Tropicana orange juice!  The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Sarasota, Florida to visit an orange grove.   It is one of the groves that Tropicana uses in 22 different Florida counties.  Florida was the first state to grow oranges and that was almost 150 years before anyone else!  You may know that Tropicana Pure Premium is 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice, but did you know that Tropicana is the largest buyer of Florida fruit?  It purchases 11.6 billion oranges from Florida every year!   Many growers there sample oranges by cutting them into a cup shape, allowing for drinking juice directly from the fruit.  That is something I've never done, but if I won this trip you can bet I would try it!


Be sure to visit Tropicana on Facebook to learn more and enter the sweepstakes!



What do you look forward to most when planning a Florida or Disney vacation?  I'd love to read your comments!

Disclosure:  I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tropicana blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.

$25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for Only $2

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 125 X 125

Most $25 restaurant certificates on Restaurant.com are on sale right now for only $2. Enter promo code BLOOM at checkout to get the discount. Be sure to read the stipulations for each deal as they might be a little different. This code is valid through the end of today, March 31st.

Mumford & Son's Sigh No More Album $3.99


Right now on Amazon you can download Mumford & Son's album Sigh No More for only $3.99. The album has 12 tracks on it each priced individually for $1.29 including "Little Lion Man" and "The Cave". 

Save $0.75/1 DiGiorno Pizza


You can print a coupon to Save $0.75 when you Buy One DiGiorno Pizza.

Free Children's Book Download ~ Pumpkin Smile


Amazon has the kindle edition of the children's book Pumpkin Smile available to download for free right now. The digital list price of this book is $5.99. Prices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying.

Free Meal Planning Service


**The promo code to get this service free for life ends today 3/31.  Be sure to sign up today if you're interested**

If you have wanted to start meal planning, but weren't sure where to start there is free help available. With Food on the Table meal planning service you'll get menu ideas based on what's on sale at your local grocery store. The free option of this service will provide you with 3 meals per week and right now if you're a new user you can sign up and use promo code MARFREE to get this menu planning service free for life!

One Year Subscription to Car and Driver $4.29


The Deal of the Day at Best Deal Magazines today is a one year subscription to Car & Driver for only $4.29.

Free Sample of Meow Mix


**This freebie is available again**

You can request a free sample of Meow Mix Paté Toppers courtesy of Walmart.com.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Sweepstakes of the Day ~ Win a Trip to the Tribeca Film Festival


Enter the Conrad Hotels & Resorts Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.  You can enter once per facebook page for Hilton and Conrad Hotels.  Sweepstakes ends April 5th.  Good luck and be sure to let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes ~ Find more sweeps here!

Kodak Gallery ~ 100 Free Prints


Kodak Gallery is offering 100 free 4x6 prints for new members.  No promo code is needed.  Just use this link to register at Kodak Gallery and discount will be automatically applied to your cart.  This offer ends 4/4/12.

Free Jones Soda at Kum & Go This Weekend


You can print a coupon for Free Jones Soda at Kum & Go this weekend.  Offer is only valid through tomorrow April 1st.

Des Moines Deal ~ Bowling for 6 for $20


Today's Groupon deal for Des Moines will get you 2 Hours of Bowling plus shoe rental for up to 6 people at Merle Hay Lanes for only $20. Deal must be used by September 5, 2012.  Sounds like some cheap group entertainment!

Don't forget to spin Clicky the Clickable Value Wheel for your chance to instantly win Groupon credit!

If you are new to Groupon you can sign up HERE to receive great daily deal offers for your city.

End of the Month Printable Coupons Reminder


It's the end of the month so you'll want to be sure and print your favorite coupons that are still available on Coupons.com.  Some of them won't be available after today.  Here are some of my favorites still available to print:
$0.75 off one SMUCKER'S Jam, Jelly or Preserves

$1.00 off 1 Honey Bunches of Oats cereal

$1.25 off one ICBINB! product
$1.00 off on one (1) Minute Maid Juice Box 10-pk
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Cruisers or Baby Dry Diapers
$1.00 off 28oz Purex Crystals bottle or larger

$5.00 off with purchase of any Barbie toys

$5.00 off with purchase of any Hot Wheels toys

Save $0.50/1 Chex Mix


Here's a new coupon you can print to Save $0.50 when you buy one package of Chex Mix.  Use your back button on your browser to print twice.

What I Earned in 2012 ~ Week 13


Last year I made over $1300 just by doing things like clicking on emails, taking surveys and earning Swag Bucks. Every week I earned a little from different sources, but over the course of a year it really added up. It put a dent in our Christmas budget and also allowed me to purchase a big ticket item for myself without the guilt! When you get an extra $5 or $10 here and there it can also just help pay for some of the fun stuff.

I'm tracking my earnings again this year. I like seeing what I've made and hopefully it will show you some different ways that you can be earning a little extra too. It all adds up!

Here's what I earned this week:

$10.00 Amazon e-gift card from Swag Bucks ($90 this year so far!)
$5.00 PayPal deposit from Superpoints ($35 this year so far)
$25.00 Amazon e-gift cards from Hallmark Mom's Panel


Total for the year: $ 277.76

Did you earn any extra "fun money" this week? How did you do it?

What I Earned in 2012 ~ Week 8
What I Earned in 2012 ~ Week 9
What I Earned in 2012 ~ Week 10
What I Earned in 2012 ~ Week 11
What I Earned in 2012 ~ Week 12


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Eversave Offers for Saturday 3/30

**Today you can use promo code SPRING to Save $2 on most deals. This code is valid through the end of today**

If you're new to Eversave you can sign up and receive a $1 new member credit. Be sure to "share the save" after your purchase to receive another $2 in save rewards to use toward a future purchase.



Today's Save: Photo Barn

Today's Save:$50 for $120 worth of handcrafted photo gifts at Photobarn.co — plus free shipping!



Bonus Save: Natural Comfort

From $55:An Allergy Shields down-alternative comforter from Natural Comfort — shipping included



Bonus Save: Kidorable

Today's Save:$20 for $40 worth of fun and functional kid's accessories from Kidorable.com



Bonus Save: Hollywood Movie Money Restaurant.com

$22 Save for a $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card + 2 movie tickets

Friday, March 30, 2012

Walmart ~ Free 5x7 Easter Bunny Photo This Weekend


You can get a free 5x7 photo with the Easter Bunny this weekend at Walmart Supercenters that have a 1-Hour Photo Center.  This is available Saturday & Sunday, March 31st & April 1st from 10am-2pm.

Budweiser Free MP3 Download (Facebook Offer)


Today is a great day for free music!  When you "like" Budweiser on Facebook you'll be able to choose a free song download in celebration of their 1 million "likes".  You can choose between different music genres.  I downloaded Snow Patrol's "Called Out in the Dark".

(Thanks Common Sense with Money!)

All You Magazine Deal ~ Only $1.00 per Issue


Get a ALL YOU for just $1 an issue!
Right now you can get a 6-month subscription to All You Magazine for $6 ~ just $1 per issue (and 80% off the cover price). On average this magazine has over $70 worth of coupons in every issue, so if you use coupons the subscription easily pays for itself.  The most recent issue had a coupon to Save $1.50 off any two Mars Easter products included in it. I'll definitely be using that one!

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Free Sample of Biore Skincare


You can take a survey to see if you are eligible to request a free trial-size sample of Biore Skincare Products.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Free Subscription to EveryDay with Rachael Ray


You can request a free subscription to EveryDay with Rachael Ray.  Enter promo code JR44YNSE and submit your info.  I just requested mine!

(Thanks The Frugal Find!)

Free Subscription to Latina Magazine


You can request a free subscription to Latina Magazine courtesy of Mercury Magazines.  You'll never receive a bill or be charged.  I receive several free magazines from this site.

Free Children's Book Download ~ Farm Animals Dance


Amazon has the kindle edition of the children's book Farm Animals Dance available to download for free right now. The digital list price of this book is $2.99. Prices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying.

One Year Subscription to Parenting $3.99


You can get a 1-year subscription to Parenting (Early Years) Magazine from DiscountMags for only $3.99 today when you use coupon code 4792 at checkout.

Save $10 at Dollar General March 31st


If you shop at Dollar General you may want to print this coupon that's good tomorrow, March 31st only.  You can take $10 off a purchase of $25 or more on apprarel, shoes, accessories and baby diapers.  You should be able to locate it under zip code 77477 if you're not seeing it in your zip.

Sweepstakes of the Day ~ Win $250 for Spring Cleaning


Enter the Big Spring Cleaning Giveaway from Snackpicks for a chance to win $250 in the form of a pre-paid debit card to help with your spring cleaning.  There will be 10 winners!  You will need to be registered with Kellogg's to enter.  There is a limit of one entry per person and sweepstakes ends April 9th.  Good luck and be sure to let me know if you win!


Love to enter sweepstakes ~ Find more sweeps here!

Free $2 Amazon MP3 Credit!


You can get a free $2.00 Amazon MP3 credit right now when you visit this link and enter promo code HITUMBLR.  The $2 credit will be applied to your account for MP3 downloads. You must use your credit before it expires on April 1st!  I always love free music!

(Thanks Christian Clippers!)

Coupon Inserts in Sunday's Paper 4/1


You can head over to Sunday Coupon Preview to find out what coupons will be in this Sunday's paper. We should see three inserts this weekend a SmartSource, RedPlum and P&G.

Canvas People ~ Free 8x10 Photo Canvas


CanvasPeople.com is offering a free 8 x 10 photo canvas again (just pay shipping).  Shipping runs between $12-$15.   You can also take $40 off any size (With Free Shipping).

Save $0.55/2 Dozen Eggs (Still Available)


The Incredible Edible Egg on Facebook has a coupon available to print to Save $0.55 off two dozen eggs.

Snapfish ~ Buy One, Get Two Free Photobooks


Snapfish has a great photo book offer going on right now. When you create one photo book you can get 2 more books of equal value free! Be sure to use promo code CELEBRATE1 at checkout. This offer is good through April 4th.

Save $1.00/1 Palermo's Pizza (reset??)

It looks like the Palermo's coupon on Coupons.com has reset for me.  You can  Save $1.00 on one Palermo's Premium Pizza which includes Primo Thin, Hand Tossed Style or Naturally Rising. I love coupons for Palermo's pizzas since they go on sale often at my local grocery stores for $4 or less. You'll be able to find this under zip code 50325 if you're not seeing it under your zip.

Des Moines Deal ~ $30 to Spend at The Corn Patch for $15


Today's Groupon deal for Des Moines will get you $30 to The Corn Patch Restaurant in Grimes for only $15.  Deal must be used by October 3, 2012.

Don't forget to spin Clicky the Clickable Value Wheel for your chance to instantly win Groupon credit!

If you are new to Groupon you can sign up HERE to receive great daily deal offers for your city.