Saturday, December 12, 2009

Disney on Ice

We went to Disney on Ice on Thursday night, and had a great time.  I have to say, I was sure that my 2 year old daughter would love it (and she did!) and was cautiously optimistic that my 6 year old twin boys would enjoy it as well.  I was a little worried when they looked at the program and made a couple of comments to the effect of, "Why did you bring us here?  Princessses are for girls."  By the time we were 5 minutes into the beginning of the program, the boys were on the edge of their seats looking at everything and my little girl was enraptured. 

I was totally impressed too; the costumes were gorgeous, the set and props spectacular and oh to have been one of the little girls in the front row who had Cinderella's slipper tried on their foot as part of the performance!

We were lucky enough to receive tickets for the family (along with VIP treatment) from Feld Entertainment, the company that does the Disney on Ice productions, but even if we had purchased our tickets, I would have been so pleased.  The value received for the price of the ticket was spectacular.  Especially since you can get discounts on your tickets by going to Ticketmaster and entering the code MOM.  (Scroll down to my earlier post for more information about disounts.)

I had fun at the Disney on Ice Princess Classics production, but I will never forget the look on my daughter's face;  she just glowed though the whole performance.  The boys had loads of fun noticing the small details, like the advancement of the clock toward midnight while Cinderella danced with the prince.

I had so much fun, I can't wait to hear when Disney on Ice will be coming back around next year!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

$5 off a $5 purchase at Hallmark Gold Crown stores

Check this out!  A $5 coupon good toward any $5 purchase at Hallmark Gold Crown stores.  I am so excited to have a chance to use these!  Chatter I have heard says many stores have a promotion going on gift wrap; Buy 1 at $4.99, get one for $0.99.  You would pay $0.98 for 2 rolls after the coupon.  You should be able to use this on anything in the store, as long as your total before tax is $5 or more.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Giveaway: Disney On Ice- 4 pack of tickets for 12-10-09 at Xcel Energy Center

And the winner is... Jessica S.  Thank you all for entering!

Wow! I am so thriled to be able to announce this giveaway!  I have one four pack of tickets to the December 10th, 2009 show of Disney On Ice, Princess Classics to give away. 

My two and a half year old is so excited to be going to see this performance; she can hardly contain herself (her older brothers heard me talking about it with their dad and they spilled the beans!).  She is a girly girl and anything princess makes her day, and of course Disney epitomizes princesses.  All three of my children are having a hard time waiting and keep asking when they will get to go see "the skating princesses".  I expect it will be a magical night.   I am so excited to be able to share the opportunity to win these tickets with all of you. 

There are geographic restrictions; you must be able to be at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, MN on December 10, 2009 to claim your tickets for that nights' show. 

If you live in MN or western WI or plan to be in MN on December 10th, the entry process is simple;
1) Leave a comment in this thread saying "Yes.  If I win, I can be at the Xcel Energy Center in MN to use these tickets on December 10th, 2009" (feel free to quote directly or use your own words).
2) Leave me an e-mail address to contact you.  Please be sure to use an e-mail address that you check regularly so I can notify you if you are the lucky winner.
3) Entry deadline is 1:00PM CST on November 30th, 2009.

How easy is that?  1,2,3 and you are entered!
Official rules can be found in the previous post.

Come experience

Disney On Ice presents Princess Classics,
playing at Xcel Energy Center, with your family!


Purchase a 4 pack of tickets for only $44 for weekday shows or receive $4 off weekend tickets by logging onto and entering the coupon code: MOM**

Show Dates:

Thursday, Dec. 10: 7:00pm

Friday, Dec. 11: 10:30am, 7:00pm

Saturday, Dec. 12: 11:00am, 3:00pm, 7:00pm

Sunday, Dec. 13: 1:00pm, 5:00pm

**Get 4 tickets for $44 Monday-Friday matinee, or $4 off weekend tickets by entering the code “MOM” in the promotion code box on Ticketmaster. Minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Rinkside or VIP seating. Cannot be combined with other offers. Service charges and handling fees will apply.

Official Dinsney On Ice giveaway rules

Disney On Ice 4 Pack Ticket giveaway- Official Rules

Tickets are for the December 10, 2009 show only; no other date.

Transportation is winner’s responsibility.

Tickets may be won by a minor, but must be claimed by a legal guardian 18 years of age or greater and will be listed in adult’s name.

Tickets may be claimed by winner or winner’s legal guardian at the Xcel Energy Center will call window with a photo ID. The person claiming the tickets must 18 years of age or greater and be the same person whose name is submitted to Feld Entertainment and Mom Central as the winner.

One entry per person, either via paper entry form or blog entry. Additional entries will be invalidated.

Incomplete or illegible entries will be invalidated.

Entry deadline is November 30th at 1:00 PM CST.

Winner will be notified by December 1st.

This giveaway is sponsored by Feld Entertainment and Mom Central. Mom Tested, Kid Approved and blog owner(s) bear no responsibility for prize after transmission of winner’s information to prize sponsor.

Winner agrees to allow Mom Tested, Kid Approved and blog owner(s) to transmit personal information to prize sponsor.

All information submitted for giveaway entry will be used only for giveaway and will not be used to contact entrants, except to notify of a winning entry. All personal information submitted on paper entry forms will be destroyed after giveaway period has expired. Electronic information submitted to the Mom Tested, Kid Approved Blog and e-mail correspondence with blog owner(s) may remain on blog site or in e-mail archives indefinitely.

Disclosure: I have received consideration from Feld Entertainment and Mom Central for this promotion and giveaway event in the form of tickets to the Disney on Ice show and a meet and greet event.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm back with bells on!

It seems like forever since I have posted.  We are finally feeling better after almost a month out of circulation.  We got hit by H1N1 in our family and it knocked us for a loop.  We are all fine, but blogging fell by the wayside for a while.

The good news is, I am back and ready to blog my little heart out.  The better news is a have a couple of really cool givaways coming this weekend.  One is for my readers in MN and western WI who can travel to the Xcel Energy Center for a very special show.  The next is for all of my readers, no matter where they may be.

Just a few hours and I will be posting the juicy details on the first giveaway.  Let the fun begin!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

$10 off at Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe is offering $10 off a $25 purchase, the coupon is valid through the end of the year.

Coupon of the Day- Progresso

This coupon is a little more difficult to access, but it is worth it.  Get $1 off Progresso High Fiber soup; you will be taken to a Yahoo! page, scroll down and look on the right side for the Progresso ad, this will take you to your printable coupon.  If the ad doesn't appear, try refreshing.  I am not sure how long this one will last.

Free Honey Nut Cheerios, Sample + Coupon

This is for a snail mail sample of Honey Nut Cheerios and a $1 coupon

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Free organic toddler sancks

Little Duck Organics is offering a free sample of their infant and toddler snacks...

"Are you interested in trying Little Duck Organics? We're so confident that you'll love our products that we're willing to send you the product of your choice absolutely free. We'll even pay for the shipping! Just fill out the form and we'll drop them in the mail. You will recieve a confirmation e-mail once your samples have shipped. Enjoy!"

Chose Apple/Banana, Strawberry/Mango or Blueberry/Apple.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Free Quart of Glidden Paint

Basic rules...
Receive a free quart of Glidden Premium Interior Paint when you register between October 9, 2009 and October 11, 2009.

How to receive your free quart of paint:

• Send the printable form along with the front of any paint label. (Glidden brands excluded)

Simply tear off the brand name portion of your label and attach it to your mailing, but please be sure to keep the safety information segment for your future needs. Must be postmarked by 10/16/09 and must be received no later than 11/16/09 to be eligible.
You can register here, there are quite a few different colors to pick from.
Thanks to AFC for a great deal!

Coupon of the day- BOGO Eggs

Join America’s egg farmers in a commitment to living more healthfully and giving back to the community. For every pledge made, we will donate one egg to Feeding America – up to one million eggs! That’s in addition to the 12 million eggs donated annually. Pledging is easy. Simply provide your name, email and zip code, and “sign” the pledge by checking the box. That’s it!

The first 20,000 people to pledge will have access to a printable coupon, good for one dozen eggs free when you buy 1 dozen eggs.  There are no restricions on brand and the coupon is good until the end of 2009.
Even if you aren't one of the first 20,000, stop on by and take the pledge to donate an egg.

*Coupons have been exhausted, but you can still pledge to donate an egg.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Coupon of the Day- Snow White

$10 off Walt Disney's Snow White DVD Blu-Ray combo pack, I was able to print this one four times!  Enough to share with a friend who has printing issues and still have a couple for myself.  I plan to pick up an extra copy for a Christmas gift.

There is also a $5 mail in rebate when you purchase a Hefty brand item.

Be sure to print and use your coupon right away, as it expires 10/10/09, the rebate is good for much longer, but if you can stack the two you will get a great price.  Most stores will be offering their best price on Snow White this week, as it was just released on TuesdayI have heard Wal Mart has this priced just under $20 this week.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Coupon of the Day- Nature Valley reset

There is a great printable out there for $1.60 off Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, this coupon was available last month.  The great news is, even if you have already rinted it, you can print it again, as it has reset.  Be sure to print this one quickly if you want it, they went quickly last time!

I have seen these on sale at the store for anywhere between $2.00-$2.50. so they would be really cheap with a coupon.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Coupon of the Day- Pillsbury reset

Okay, if you printed the $1 off PIllsbury Crescent Rolls coupon when I first posted it, you are in luck!!  The coupon has reset, so you will be able to print it two more times.  4 high value coupons for Crescent rolls, plus the Catalina deal at my local Cub store, my kids will be in heaven, they love Pigs in a Blanket.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Coupon of the Day- Toy coupons! has coupons good for quite a few different Playskool toys.  Click on the "Entertainment" category to have them all sorted for you.   The expiration dates are printing as 1/15/2010, so these would be great for Black Friday, holiday shopping and after Christmas clearance.  Be sure to print the ones you want right now, as there is no telling how long they will be available.

Available coupons are-
$5 on Mr Potato Head Silly Suitcase
$10 on Playskool Dance Cam
$5 on Playskool Tumble 'N Twirl Top
$2 on Mr or Mrs Potato Head
$10 on Musical Sit & Spin
$3 on Lullaby Glowworm
$5 on Mr Potato Head Spud Buds
$5 on DinoRoars Hatchlings
$10 on DinoRoars Stompers
$5 Playskool Activiy Ball
$5 Swing 'N Score Baseball
$5 Step Start Walk 'N Ride
$5 Busy Ball Popper

Even if you don't have kids, these coupons may make for some really good prices for toys to donate to children's charities at the holidays.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Coupon of the Day- Pillsbury

There are a couple of coupons today, both for Pillsbury.  The first is for $1/1 Crescent Rolls, the second is for $1/1 Crescent Rolls or Italian Meal Breads.

At my local Cub Foods there is a Catalina deal starting 10/5 through 11/1 for a coupon good on your next order when you buy Pillsbury refrigerated items that includes all of the items listed on these coupons...
Buy 4 & get $2
Buy 5 & get $3
Buy 6 & get $4

You can print each coupon 2 times per computer, so this should make for some really cheap Pillsbury refrigerated items.

If you don't have a Cub store near you, keep your eyes peeled; I have heard this Catalina will be going on at several different grocery chains.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Free Smuckers Uncrustables- DEAD DEAL

These are all gone already as of 8:40 AM!

The first 20,000 people to submit an after school organization tip here will receive a coupon for a free 4 pack of Smuckers Uncrustables.

The promotion started today 9/28/09 and I suspect that these will go fast, so submit your tip soon.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Coupon of the Day- Starbucks Frappucino

$1.00 off any single serve 9.5 oz 0r 13 oz Starbucks Frappucino. 

These have been known to go on sale at Walgreen's for $1.25, making them a quarter after coupons!  I don't know if there is a sale coming up, but the printable coupon is good through 12/31/09, so there is plenty of time to wait for a sale.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Coupon of the Day

$1 off Original Cheerios (the one in the yellow box), no size restrictions.

Harry Connnick Jr- Your Songs

I have always been a Harry Connick Jr fan; that face, that voice, that talent...he might even be better than chocolate!  So when I heard that his new album was being released this month (September 22), I was anxious to hear it.  I was absolutely thrilled when I was chosen to review the album, Your Songs.  (Especially because I got my copy a week before the official release date!)

I was intrigued to learn that he was recording a host of songs that have been made popular by other artists; from the Beatles to Billy Joel to Elvis Presley and I had high hopes, as I love his rendition of "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Only You, 2004).

My first impression as I listened is that Harry Connick Jr is a perfect match for "Mona Lisa" (Nat King Cole) and his rendition of "Some Enchanted Evening" made me want to find my Prince Charming and start dancing.  Every song on the album fit well with his style and each song meshed well with the others.  I love the mellow tone of the album and found it to be great music to relax with in the evening, once the kids were all in bed.

I was slightly disappointed that, while I enjoyed the music, it just didn't seem to have that particular flair that I associate with Harry Connick Jr, that sense that he is smiling and winking at his listeners. 

I would not hesitate to recommend this album.  It is a CD that will be universally enjoyed by all ages (my 2 year old loved dancing around the living room to it as I listened), with songs that are easily recognized and beloved by many.  I know this will become a frequently used part of my collection; it is a cozy and comforting compilation of romantic and fanciful favorites.

Be sure to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show today, as Harry Connick Jr will be a guest on her show.  I know I will be tuning in.

Children's and Infant's Tylenol Recall

Below is information about the recent recall of Infant and Children's Tylenol, as it appears on the McNeil website.  To view their statement and the full list of recalled products, click here.

You may have heard that McNeil Consumer Healthcare (the makers of TYLENOL®) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Children's and Infants' TYLENOL® liquid products that were manufactured between April, 2008 and June, 2008. All products manufactured met internal specifications. However, the company is implementing this recall because during this period, an unused portion of one inactive ingredient did not meet all quality standards. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it was decided to recall all Children's and Infants' TYLENOL® liquid products listed below, which were made during this time.

Parents and caregivers who have questions or concerns should contact their child's health care provider or our consumer call center at 1-800-962-5357 (available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time). Consumers can find the lot numbers on the bottom of the box containing the liquid product and also on the sticker that surrounds the product bottle. The lot numbers of the affected products are listed below.

These actions do not apply to Children's TYLENOL® Meltaways and Junior Strength TYLENOL® Meltaways. The voluntary recall applies only to select lots of Children's and Infants' TYLENOL® liquid products.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coupon of the Day

$1 off at eBay!!!!  eBay is offering a $1 off coupon to the first 100,000 users who sign up for their Daily Deal alerts.  Small print says your coupon will appear in the My eBay section of your eBay account within 7-10 days.

I am so excited about this coupon, I am a frequent eBay customer, in fact I just bought a vacuum there last night!  I am sure I can find something to spend my $1 on, hope you can too.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Coupon of the Day

Today's coupon is $1.00 off any Frito-Lay 22 count variety pack, great for school lunches or snacks.  Even if you don't need this coupon right away, don't fret, the one I printed expires 12-1-09.  Just don't forget to print now, before the print limit is reached.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coupon of the Day, plus a bonus

Today's coupon is for $1.00 off any one Welch's 46 or 64 oz juice or light juice drink.  As an added bonus, once you have printed your coupons, be sure to click the icons to donate 8 glasses of juice to feed the hungry.  It is free to click, Welch's will donate up to 1 million glasses of juice total.  On click per person, per day.

Isn't it wonderful when you can save a little and do a little good as well?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Coupon of the Day

Today's coupon is for $1.00 off two any size/variety Pillsbury refrigerated Grands or Grands Jr biscuits .  Not a bad coupon, even better if you can find a sale to pair it with.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Coupon of the Day

While this isn't a high value coupon, it is for a product my family uses regularly.  Hopefully it will be useful to you as well.

Del Monte, save $1.00 when you buy any 5  Del Monte fruits, vegetables, tomatoes (11-15.25 oz) or Fruit Cup Snacks (plastic 4 packs, 3.75-4 oz)

This coupon can also be found in the 9/20/09 Red Plum insert in many areas, so you can most likely get extras by purchasing your local paper.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Coupon of the Day

Here is a great printable coupon for $1.00 off Pillsbury Toaster Strudel.

IE Link

FF Link

If you have already printed this coupon this month, try again, as it has reset!

Thanks to all the great people over at HCW for the links and info on printable coupons.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Coupon of the Day

I am finding so many really good online printable coupons recently.  I thought you all might appreciate them just as much as I do, so I am going to try a "Coupon of the Day" post to share some of the best (in my opinion) with you. 

Please bear with me, some coupons are so exciting that I may have more than one coupon of the day!

Today's Coupon of the Day is from Healthy Choice.

There are two printables, one is for $2 off Healthy Choice Frozen Meals, the other is for $1 off Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers, both can be printed from the Healthy Choice website.

Free film developing, today only, at Walgreens

Are you like me?  Do you have a couple of rolls of film sitting around your house waiting patiently to be developed?  If so, then you are in luck today.  Walgreens is offering free 4x6 inch film developing today, Wednesday September 16th only.

Just print this coupon to recieve one free APS, 35 mm or single use camera developing service at Walgreens.

The only catch is that they want your e-mail address in exchange.  So, you are opening yourself up to future marketing e-mails.  I just plan to use one of my free accounts that I always use for newsletters and marketing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free Beech-Nut Next Steps Kit

Following along in the baby theme today...

I received a heads up from Savings_Queen_MN that when you sign up for the Beech-Nut newsletter, you get a free Next Steps Kit, including free Beech-Nut baby food.

According to Beech-Nut, they also send out "helpful advice and money-saving coupons" in their newsletter as well.

$5 off Luvs coupon

Starting today Luvs has a $5 coupon available to those who sign up on their site for the Luvs Welcome Kit.  I don't know how long this one will last, but have heard it is a one day only deal, so be sure to head on over and sign up ASAP. 

Friday, September 4, 2009

Free $10 gift card to GGP malls

If you have a GGP mall near you, you are in luck.  They are offering a $10 mall gift card to the first 500 people to register.  Visit here and use your ZIP to search for a mall near you.  There is a catch; you need to sign up for the gift card now, before supplies run out and then bring the voucher they will e-mail you to the mall September 17-19, 2009 to redeem.  Hurry, they're going fast!

If you are too late to snag a gift card at your local GGP mall, you can still get a $10 mall gift card.  Just spend $75 at a participaing GGP mall September 17-20, 2009 and bring your receipts to the "Shop Smart Zone" to receive a $10 mall gift card.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Boston Market 50% off

Get 50% off any Family Meal or Market Feast at Boston Market this Labor Day weekend, September 5-7, 2009. Just bring in this printable coupon.

Whether you are thinking about an easy picnic or a sit down family meal, this is a great deal. I think we might just pick up dinner on the way home from the cabin Monday afternoon. Tuesday is the first day of school and it would be so wonderful to have a well rounded dinner already prepared so we can focus on those last minute back-to-school tasks.
I was lucky enough to get in on a BzzAgent campaign for Boston Market this summer and I have to tell you, we are loving it! I especially love the wide variety of sides available; something for even the pickiest of eaters.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Blue Bunny Labor Day Weekend

Hey everybody! Who wants free ice cream?

I know, I know... dumb question!

Purchase any variety of Blue Bunny Aspen or Sedona ice cream treats between September 5 and September 7, 2009 and they will refund your purchase price. You can find the rebate form here.

Here's hoping you have a happy (and yummy) Labor Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Free Oscar Mayer hot dogs

That's right, you heard me, free hot dogs! Just in time for summer. Oscar Mayer is giving away coupons for free hot dogs, today only, while supplies last. Just go here to request your free coupon.

Happy grilling!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Things to come...

Oh my! I have been neglectful! It seems between family and work obligations and trying to recuperate from all the wonderful germs my children have been sharing with me this winter, the blog has suffered.

Spring is around the corner though, and my spring resolutions are to stay healthy (the #1 priority around here!), get the house decluttered and cleaned (and disinfected!) and to get a fresh start on blogging.

So stay tuned; there will be lots of fun deals and freebies coming soon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Suave product- January 14th only

Head on over to to receive a coupon for a free Suave product (up to $3.00). Once you are there click on the banner that says "Suavenomics" and a link will open to sign up for your coupon. This offer is valid January 14th only.

Here is the fine print-
* Register on to receive a coupon for one (1) bottle of Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray, Styling Aid, BodyWash, or Body Lotion (good up to $3.00) by mail. Registration begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on January 14, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on January 14, 2009. Open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years or older. Limit one coupon per household. Coupons will be mailed 2 - 4 weeks after registration close and can be redeemed through February 28, 2009.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Free Book- Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan

Just learned on Twitter (I am quicky falling in love with Twitter!) that you can download Suze Orman's new book 2009 Action Plan from Oprah's website. Thank you Feelslikehome, I appreciate your Tweet!

Hurry though, the free download expires on January 15th.

I have not had a chance to read the book yet, I was too excited to tell you all about it to wait, but from browsing the table of contents it appears the book addresses quite a few of the financial issues that are hitting many of us in this tough economic climate.

I am off to read the first chapter now. Ta ta!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Free Ziploc gift pack to first 5000 to reply

Check out this gift pack from Right@Home. The first 5000 people to reply will receive a variety pack of three sizes of Ziploc Big Bags.

I use these at home and they are really handy for keeping things organized. I have used them for many things, from storing bedding to carrying toys with us on vacation.

You do need to reply ASAP, because these go really fast! Good luck!