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Tight Wad Tips! 70 Recyclebank Points!

You can get 70 Recyclebank points by exploring the kitchen at the Green Home. First go to the Earn Points tab, then look for the picture above.  Click on the + signs in the kitchen to get the points. I love Recyclebank!  They have great coupons that you can redeem your points for.  Awhile ago I got a $2/1 Kashi Product and $1/1 ANY Coke Product coupons!!  Also you can refer this to your friends to get more points!

First Giveaway from Free Time Fun - Low Entries!

Want to win a E25 travel blending brush from Sigma ?  Kristyn from Free Time Fun is having her first giveaway.  She's giving away the above brush plus 10 other make-up items!  There are 2 entries right now and she'll end it when she has 50 GFC followers.  Currently she has 11. .

Strawberries Preserves - NO Pectin!

A couple weeks ago my husband and I went to the Sunflower Market opening and managed to be some of the lucky early ones who came home with $50 worth of free goods.  We did have to purchase something, but that wasn't a problem at all.  They had strawberries on sale for 88 CENTS a POUND!  I know - very exciting.  And these weren't those dried up looking kind shipped in from Mexico.  They were grown in California and looked as fresh as a spring morning.  So we came home with 8 pounds.  I spent the rest of the day making strawberry freezer jam.  After two batches of that I wanted something different.  In particular I wanted a recipe that didn't call for pectin because I was nearly out.  After a quick search on the Internet I came across a recipe on Epicurious called Strawberry Preserves with Black Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar .  It is the most interesting strawberry jam I've ever had.  And I love it!   I love that it is quick, easy, pectin free, somewhat lower in sugar, an

REVIEW: Mrs. Gigglebelly Is Coming For Tea App + FREE Video Field Trips for Kids!

This is such a cute story!  Donna Guthrie is a children's author and creator of Meet Me At the Corner, Virtual Field Trips for Kids .  I was able to get this app to review, and I can see why it was featured in "New and Noteworthy" iPad books on US iTunes Store. It's a fun story about a busy Mom making time for her daughter.  As I was reading it to my daughter I was thinking I should be more like her. :):)  Time is all they want, and sometimes it's the hardest thing to give.  Such a great reminder, I'm glad it's on my phone!  I love having quality books for my kids with me wherever I go.  It's nice for the Doctor's office alone! The app looks just like a book, you can read it or have it read to you. (I love that feature!  Sometimes my throat gets tired from these long stories my daughter is interested in now.)   Mrs. Gigglebelly Is Coming For Tea is .99 on iTunes. Another great feature of Meet Me At the Corner is the video field trips for kid

Spent $3.07 at Whole Foods!

Made a quick trip to Whole Foods and ended up spending $3.07!  Who says coupons are only good for crap? :)  The hardest part about this post was trying to find a section of my house that was clean enough for me to take a The section above isn't even clean anymore. :) Organic apples .99/lb. Muir Glen Tomato Sauce $1.19 use $1/1 ANY Muir Glen Product  or in the Whole Deal at front of the store. = .19 GoLEAN Kashi Cereal $3.00 use $3/1 Vocalpoint coupon (no longer available.  Sign up for Vocalpoint , it's awesome!!) = FREE (if you do have the coupon, it expires 3/31!) Stoneyfield Yogurt 6 oz. .50 each use .50/3 printable = .33 each wyb 3 ----also save the lids and enter the codes in the Stoneyfield Rewards Program !  I've received a couple free things from doing it  so far! See Your Green Helper for a full coupon/sale match-up! .

$2/1 Silk ANY Half Gallon Coupon!

Wahoo!  My husband can't live without this stuff!!  When you register at Silk and hit submit you'll see: The survey is really short and then your able to print your coupon.  Use the back button to print it twice!  Silk goes on sale for under $3 all the time!!  Doesn't expire until 4/29/11 :) Thanks The Prudent Patron ! .

FREE Juno CD + Audio Book & Coloring Pages!!

UPDATE:  Looks like they might be out...but you can still get a digital download of the CD! You can get a FREE Juno CD when you find 10 Teddy Bears on the Juno Company website!  Took me about 10 minutes.  It's worth it to me because we have 2 Juno DVD's that my kids LOVE and already sing along to.  And the songs don't drive me nuts!!!  That's a huge plus since I'm easily driven :) Make sure to scroll down so you can see the whole page to find the bears.  It says you'll win a t-shirt, but they are now out and giving away CD's. Also available on the site is a  Free Audio Book Download  of Juno's Musical ABC's, and FREE Juno coloring sheets ! .

$25 DownEast Gift Card Giveaway Ends TONIGHT

$25 Gift Card for DownEast home & clothing ends TONIGHT!  You can use it online or in the UT or ID stores!  They have a lot of great stuff at their new online store !

Giveaway for a $50 Retro Planet Gift Certificate Ends SOON!

The giveaway for the $50 Gift Certificate to Retro ends tomorrow at 10 pm MST!  A lot of you have been saying you like the retro clocks the best. And for good reason!  These are awesome!  Here are some other favorites: Hard to go wrong with a $50 credit to a cool store!  I want that robot now... . 

My Vacation on a Budget

The Sternwheelers I'm going to San Diego on vacation this year!   And of course I need to stay on a budget.   I've started following the deals for San Diego on Groupon and Living Social and I now have a few awesome gift certificates for places to eat, and even a boat ride!! I've really been loving this!  Not only is it saving us money, but it's helping to plan what we do. :)   Mapquest really makes this easy, since you just plug in your information and you can see exactly how far away the deal is from your hotel. BRILLIANT!!  Not to mention the reviews you can find online.  Normally we just find something random that is close to where we are when we are hungry.  That way isn't as nice to the wallet. :):) Now I just need to find a deal for the zoo! :) .