Freebie: Friendship Bracelets

sneakpeeq is giving all NEW members 2 FREE Badges of Friendship Bracelets—one for yourself & one to share with a friend. Your bestie will love that you remembered her, and you’ll be stylin’ in matching genuine leather bracelets. Plus, it gets better—NEW members also get $10 FREE to use on their first sneakpeeq find!

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Prices Slashed on Pampers Kandoo Flushable Wipes At Target Stores

Pampers Kandoo Flushable Wipes on a Temporary Price Cut in store at Target

Now through Saturday, February 11, 2012 the best pricing on flushable
wipes at Target can be found with the Pampers Kandoo 150 count package
and the Pampers Kandoo 400 count package.
• The 150-count package – which comes with a FREE TUB – is $1.00 off.
• The 400-count package has been reduced by 15%. At our local store,
we found this box for under $10!

Freebie: Smuckers Recipe Booklets {Mail Request}

Smucker’s Classic Cookie Recipe Collection Booklet: Featuring more than a dozen cookie recipes with Smucker’s jams, jellies and preserves, each with a full-color photograph. Send a postcard to:

The J.M. Smucker Company
Attn: Classic Cookie Recipe Collection
Consumer Relations Department
PO Box 280
Orrville, Ohio 44667

Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Recipes Booklet: Featuring recipes for Decadent Peanut Butter Pie, Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Peanut Butter Frosty and more … each with a full-color photograph! Send a postcard to:

The J.M. Smucker Company
Attn: Peanut Butter Recipe Collection
Consumer Relations Department
PO Box 280
Orrville, Ohio 44667

Get Daily Money Saving Tips at Learnvest

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Get Daily Tips for Frugal Living! Packed with
money-saving tips and financial how-tos to enrich your life.
Snag this  great money saving tool at Learnvest 2.

Freebie: Diabetic Meal Planner

Get your FREE 28-Day Diabetic Meal Planner.
Each day is filled with diabetic meals and recipes you’ll love!
 Grab this planner at Meal Planner.

Freebie: A Previous Engagement {Kindle Edition}

A Previous Engagement
Tessa Monroe knows how to do exactly two things: climb her way up the corporate ladder and cheer up her best friend Christian Douglas, the main man in her life since paste was a snack. With the exception of a Ring Pop proposal and a pool-side kiss in college, not much has changed between them in 25 years. Now that they’re all grown up, the two friends find themselves headed down two different paths: Tessa looking for her dream job and Christian looking for his dream girl.


Luckily for Christian, Tessa knows just the girl who’ll mend his heart after a bad breakup. But when things between Christian and his new girl Savannah start to get serious, Tessa isn’t feeling the pride and happiness she expected… In fact, there’s something weird in her heart that she can’t quite name.


With no plans for romance or marriage, Tessa isn’t prepared to confront her true feelings for Christian. After all they’ve been through together, can she risk her heart, his happiness, and their friendship by telling him the truth? OR does she run away from the romance that began in the third grade?


Friendship and romance combine with messy results, but A Previous Engagement celebrates the humor of real-life love in a story that resonates as honest from beginning to end.

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Give a Puppy For Valentine’s Day

The Circus Is Coming To Town

It’s coming your way with an amazing array of performers and animals from around the globe!
The circus is coming to Raleigh, NC’s RBC center. I thought in honor of this awesome event I would share a little about the circus. I actually went this circus about 2 years ago with Gracie’s 2nd grade class and it was amazing. Here are some fun facts.
It’s Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents FULLY CHARGED?.  
o   Send in the clowns! Wearing size 28EEEEE shoes, and pounds of makeup each year, the Funny men and women from Ringling Bros. famous Clown Alley come from six states and three countries to deliver qualified comedic chaos to audiences across the country. Don’t forget to bring your smiles – you’ll need them!
BEHIND THE SCENES!
The PERFORMERS, CAST, and STAFF
· The 56 animals on tour with Fully Charged include:
o Asian elephants (9); Names: Asia, Assan, Baby, Banko, Luna, Sarah, Siam II, Toby, and Tonka.
o Bengal Tigers (18); 12 appear in show, while other 6 in training. Includes Black/Orange, Black/White, Tabby, and all White variations.
 Horses (24)
 Friesian Horse (1)
 Paint Horse (4)
 Norwegian Fjord Horses (4)
 Arabian Horses (13)
 Miniature Horse (2)
· Did you know? Each Asian elephant is born with toenails, hair, and four teeth – two upper, two lower. An elephant may get up to 6 sets of teeth in a lifetime.
How cool would that be to have 6 sets of teeth??
· Did you know? In 1995, because of a deep commitment to the conservation of the endangered Asian elephant, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation® was established in central Florida. It has become a global leader in the reproduction, research and retirement of these magnificent animals, and works with partners world-wide to help ensure the survival of the species.
THE TRAIN
· The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus train that brings Fully Charged® to each city on tour has a total of 59 cars, and has a total length over a mile long.
· The 59 cars on the Blue Unit Train include: 4 animal stock cars, 30 coaches for living, 2 concession storage cars, 19 flat bed equipment cars, 1 pie car (diner), 1 generator car, 1 shop car, and 1 auxiliary generator/shop car.
· The state-of-the-art generator car produces enough electricity to power the entire train, making it completely self sufficient 24/7/365.
· Periodic water stops are scheduled during train trips to refill water tanks for animals and people.
· Special stops are arranged on longer trips so the animals can get out for exercise.
  • Each year an average of 1000 hours is spent traveling by train from city to city.
  • The average distance the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® train travels between cities is 350 miles.
  • The red unit train will travel an average of 16,000 miles in one year going coast to coast.
  • The Ringling Bros. red unit train will bring Fully Charged to 78 cities on its two year tour.
  • The train master walks a minimum of 3 miles per day in taking care of every aspect of the Ringling Bros. train.
  • Each train car is custom built for a specific purpose at Feld Entertainment Rail Recycling Center in Palmetto, FL
· It takes the Ringling Bros. rail recycling team 9000 man-hours to build one train car for The Greatest Show On Earth®.
· Did you know? The animal cars always ride at the front of the train, assuring the smoothest ride, right behind the engine!
I hope that I will be able to get a picture of the train when we go.
· Did you know? Musically speaking, each Ringling Bros. performance may be slightly different, as the band leader conducts the music to match the unique movements of the animal and human performers, unlike a show where performers conform to prerecorded music,
LIGHTS/ELECTRIC/EFFECTS
         An additional 10-12 spotlight operators are hired locally in each city. They rehearse lighting the show one time before the audience sees it.
I love how they support the local economy
· Did you know? The Lighting Designer, part of the creative team for each Feld production, creates a custom design for each act in the show – giving it the proper color, intensity, angle, and other lighting effects to make each act look spectacular.

TICKETS TO RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS FULLY CHARGEDSMare on sale now
The Most Electrifying Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® comes to the RBC Center in Raleigh – February 8 – 12, 2012
Fully Charged celebrates ‘performance power’ that boosts circus-goers’ excitement. The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth®, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully-charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian elephants in a symphony of dance. When he stands inside a cage, eye to eye with 12 ferocious tigers, Tabayara sees family where others see danger.
The fearless Fernandez Brothers dial up the thrills as they perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel, including extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels! Audiences will crackle with excitement as they watch Guillermo perform a 360-degree, flying-forward somersault, three stories in the air, a feat so difficult it has only been attempted by one other person in the 141-year history of Ringling Bros. The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow. Don’t blink as he flashes across the sky in less than a second, and travels 110 feet at 65 miles per hour.
Ever wonder how many clowns it takes to change a light bulb? The hilarious hoopla continues to flow as the clowns from the world-famous Ringling Bros.® Clown Alley, charge up the audiences’ funny bones with hysterical silly antics and clownish comedy.
The action at Fully Charged begins an hour before show time at the All Access Power Up Pre-show Party– FREE to all ticket holders. Get to know the world’s greatest performers, meet some our amazing animals in person, and work to become CircusFit all before the show starts! The All Access Power Up Pre-show Party is the only place where you can register for a chance to win a pachyderm painting created by one of Ringling Bros. artistic Asian elephants right before audiences’ eyes.
You can only experience this current of excitement at Ringling Bros. Fully Charged! Get your tickets for high-voltage fun today!
Tickets for Fully Charged start at just $15 are on sale Now  and are available through www.Ringling.com, Ticketmaster or the RBC Center box office.
For more information, visit www.Ringling.com
For more information, members of the media should visit www.Ringling.com/141media. They can also find Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey on Facebook and follow producer Nicole Feld on Twitter at @NicoleFeld.
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
This is going to be one amazing show and I can’t wait to go on opening night. I am receiving tickets for the sole purpose to review the show and to get the word out on what a great fun family activity this will be. All opinions expressed in this are mine.

Join The Avengers For A Twitter Party Tomorrow

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“MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS” ASSEMBLE ON TWITTER

MARVEL STUDIOS SPONSORS GLOBAL TWITTER CHAT WITH DIRECTOR AND CAST FOR FANS AROUND THE WORLD

PARTICIPANTS GET TEASE OF “MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS”

30-SECOND SUPER BOWL SPOT AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES
Marvel Studios announced today that they will be sponsoring a Global Twitter Chat on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. (PST) with cast members and the director of their highly anticipated action-adventure “Marvel’s The Avengers,” opening in theaters on May 4, 2012. The 30-minute live tweeting event features writer/director Joss Whedon and cast members Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg.
Fans around the world will be able to participate in the Q&A on Twitter by using the @Avengers handle and the #Avengers hashtag. Participating fans will have the opportunity to see a 10-second tease of the 30-second Super Bowl spot that will air during Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 on NBC. They will also have a chance to answer “Avengers” trivia for a chance to win “Avengers” prize packs.
International fans will be able to submit questions for the talent in their native language through a global translation tool provided by Ortsbo.com. The chat will be moderated by Marvel’s @Agent_M.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, NickFury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert DowneyJr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, JeremyRenner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson, and written and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Follow @Avengers on Twitter for more details.

New Year New You With Trop 50 and A Spa Gift Card Giveaway.



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One of my favorite commercials on tv is the commercial for Trop 50. The girl is talking about how hard was to remodel her apartment but her friends think that she is talking about all the work she had done on herself. She gets excited thinking they think she had work done because Trop 50 had a hand in how she looked. With Valentine’s day just around the corner why not try these deliciouse recipes for cocktails that use Trop 50 with these Mocktail Recipes _qoptions={qacct:’p-f4QCdDOj56EYA’}; Quantcast you can be sure to find one that will allow you to have a great time with family and friends on Valentine’s Day. Trop 50 wants you to stand by your New Year’s Resolution and with the added calcium how awesome will that be for your body. I will be enbarking on a journey starting this Wednesday to help me with weight loss and hopefully alleviate some of my lower back pain. So with this said that was my secret resolution for this year. I never told you because I was afraid of losing face and not keeping up my end of the bargain. I want to be healthier in this new year and with the delicious taste of Trop 50 how can that not happen. It is amazing how something that taste so good is also good for you. So tell me know what is your secret resolution.
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Jewelry Shopping Site: jGood

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This is one of my favorite jewelry sites. When you first join up you get $5 to spend and they have a gift vault that you can earn points to cash in for items. I was able to get 2 of the girls’ Christmas presents from them last year. The quality was awesome.

Get in on some awesome jewelry deals at jGood.

Hot Deal On Family Fun Magazine

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This magazine is must read in our house. They have some awesome ideas to do with kids.
Purchase a subscription to Disney Family Fun magazine for only $3.99 using coupon code “SAVINGS”.
Snag this must have magazine at Family Fun.

Hot Deal On Valentine’s Aprons

Sexy Jessie Steele Valentine’s aprons. As worn in Desperate Housewives and Sex and the City 2! Only $5 on sneakpeeq with $10 NEW MEMBER credit. MSRP is $32. FREE SHIPPING on ALL items in the Jessie Steele boutique. Monday Jan 30th only! While supplies last.
Snag these one of these great aprons at Valentine’s Aprons.

Magnets as Drawing Boards

Magnets as drawing boards! On day one Vistaprint features Magnets! Order one with lots of blank space for drawing. When you need an activity, stick it to the fridge and let your kids draw their own artwork with dry erase markers! Kids can draw their own colorful artwork for display in your kitchen. Today they are 50% Off, with FREE Shipping! That’s $4.99 for a small magnet (11.25″ x 8.5″) or $9.99 for a large one (17.3″ x 11.25″), including free shipping! Hurry this won’t last long get your magnets Here.

Freebie: Snore MD

Do you have problems snoring?? My husband snores really bad. You can hear him when he falls asleep in  the living room over the tv in there. Oh did I mention that I am in the bedroom with the door closed and the tv on there and you can still hear him. That is why I am ordering this for him. I hope it works. He sounds like a Mac Truck.
Snag this at Snore No More.

7 Must Read Tips for Frugal Tech {Guest Post}

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As a mother of teens who enjoys the frugal side of things, there are many ways to save on tech, especially in time for the holidays. Check out these tips and sites to help you extend those tech dollars while still getting what you want.
1. Sell it – Got a piece of technology, such as a television or laptop, that you’re looking to replace? Get a down payment on the new one by selling the old one. Even tube televisions can fetch a decent price if you go to the right place. Call a few local resell shops to get a price over the phone. However, the web remains one of the best ways to sell tech, with sites such as Gazelle specifically for those who want to sell and buy tech.
2. Post it – Sites like Craigslist can not only help you sell a piece of tech, you can also list your tech needs on the site and what you’re willing to pay. With many of these sites offering the option to post for free, it is a frugal friendly way to shop and sell.
3. Bid it – Good old sites like eBay remain a hot spot for amazing deals on the newest and not so new pieces of tech. One of the standout features of eBay is the ability to check out user feedback on different sellers to make sure the deal goes smoothly. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try a micro-bidding site where each bid has its costs, which can add up for multiple bids, but users with a knack can get amazing buys.
4. Search for it – There are tons of tech deal, deal of the day, and bargain basement sites out there that specifically deal with tech. A few worth mentioning include Tech Bargains, Slick Deals, Newegg, and many others. Doing a search for your item can produce results from both within their sites and the sites of partners.
5. Accommodate – If you’re looking for a general tech item, such as a printer or a computer, don’t be too specific as to what you want. Broadening your range on what brands to get, what features you like but don’t need, and more can get you lots more hits and way better deals.
6. Ship What? – All this online shopping may be good for the frugality, but what about those pesky shipping charges? A pricey S & H charge can negate all the bargain shopping you just did. However, there is a remedy, like the help found at FreeShipping.org. They specialize in finding sites that are currently offering free shipping and/or discounts. Best of all, they have the code listed right there to keep from extra clicking and even include other offers.
7. Know When to Strike – Tech sales happen throughout the year but whenever a new piece of tech is coming often means the one being replaced will be sold for less. This may not help with a teen that wants the new iPhone and they mean new. But it can help with things such as HDTV’s, cameras, and Blu-ray players.
Brianna Davis keeps up the site Bachelor of Arts. Her site helps students find the right college to get a degree in the arts.

For The Love Of Joe Giveaway

Adventures of Frugal Mom has joined up with a great group of family friendly bloggers to bring you this great giveaway for a Keurig Mini PLUS 18 cappuccino K-cups. All you have to do is like a few Facebook pages and G+ pages. Yep, that’s it, then you’re entered to win! There will be 1 winner chosen for this giveaway. Don’t have a G+ account? That’s okay too, simply like all of the Facebook pages and click that you did it and you will get 25 entries into the contest for that task; just leave the G+ alone :) If you have G+, go get in those circles, this will mean 25 extra entries for you! Good luck and HAVE FUN ?

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Recipe: Microwave Tortilla Pizza

Ingredients:

8 inch flour tortillas
pizza sauce
mozzarella cheese
toppings: bell pepper, mushrooms, chopped onion, ripe olives, etc.

Directions:

Begin with a flour tortilla.
Place it on a plate that is microwave safe.
 Spread a layer of pizza sauce on the tortilla, covering to the edge.
Add topping of your choice.
Top off with a little shredded cheese.
Pop into the microwave for a minute or two, just long enough to melt the cheese.
 Remove and cut into 6 or 8 wedges and enjoy.

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