Monday, April 26, 2010

Winner Announced - Free $20 Kroger Gift Card

Congratulations to Crystal S, crystalc0526@!

Please email me your address and phone #, so I can have your gift mailed out to you. My email is moneysavingmethods at yahoo dot com.

You must respond within 48 hours, or a new name will be pulled.

Thanks to every one for participating in the Giveaway! And, most of all, thanks to Global Influence Network and Kroger!


We spent part of this weekend in a pet store. I couldn't resist taking the kids in to look at all the puppies ( is there ANYTHING cuter? ) while we waited for my husband to get his haircut in the shop next door.

Since we don't have a dog, the kids were so excited and begging for a puppy, as you can imagine, the rest of the weekend. Let me put it this way, when we got home that evening the 2 eldest ( 7 and 5 ) spent over an hour...an HOUR...putting together a puppy show for us in the basement. They actually built a mini stage out of our furniture, gathered all their stuffed dogs and even a little lamb to put on a show for us. Fun!

To put it mildly, the kids would love a pet. We did get our son two beta fish last year and he was even thrilled with that. Elizabeth became someone he would run up and check on each day after school. Love knows no bounds when it comes to a child's pet, whether it is a fish, cat, dog or something else.

As a child they know they are constantly taken care of by their parents, but a pet gives them something to love as their own and take care of themselves. The feeling of pride they have over this responsibility is fun to watch as a mom.

Well, thanks to Kroger and Global Influence Network, I had the privilege to receive a $20 Kroger Gift Card in honor of National Kids and Pet Day today, April 26th! They have also given me an additional $20 Kroger Gift Card ( good at all their family of stores ) to give away to one of my lucky readers. This extra money could come in handy to help pay for needed pet purchases. :)

In addition, I would like to share with everyone that Kroger offer pet insurance. It is offered through Pet First, and covers routine visits for cats and dogs. You can purchase in stores, or online here. Right now, they are also offering a promotion for an additional $10 off.

Finally, before I share how to enter this giveaway you can go to Kroger's Pet Health Blog here to read more on helpful pet tips and information.

How to Enter

There are many ways to gain entries. And, I put the code after each so you know how to enter it on the form:
  • Enter your information ( everyone can do this ) - 1 entry - Code Basic
  • Subscriber to my blog via Feed or Email - extra entry - Code Subscriber
  • Following MoneyMethods on twitter - extra entry - Code Twitter
  • Tweet this, " Enter @MoneyMethods @PetsOfHealth Kroger $20 Gift Card Giveaway http://adf.ly/2CBv #pethealth " - extra entry - Code Tweet
If you do them all, you will have 4 entries into the giveaway!!!!

And, don't forget to follow me on my Facebook page.

How do I tally this?

You must enter your information here for EACH entry you do above! This is the only way I can keep track of what all you did to enter the giveaway. So, if you did all four, you must fill the form four times.

Good luck everyone!!! This giveaway will end on Saturday, May 1st at 11:59 PST!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winner Announced - Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks and $25 Donation Giveaway

Congratulations to Amber B, abenyo@!

Please email me your address and phone #, so I can have your gift mailed out to you. My email is moneysavingmethods at yahoo dot com.

You must respond within 48 hours, or a new name will be pulled.

Thanks to every one for participating in the Giveaway! And, most of all, thanks to My Blog Spark and Betty Crocker!


Recently, My Blog Spark and Betty Crocker informed me and allowed me to participate in the Win & Give campaign they are running until May 30th, 2010. They sent me two free boxes of Fruit Snack products for my children and also ( I love this part ) donated $25 on my behalf to One Laptop per Child.

Each and every day, one child in the U.S. will win a new laptop. And, they will then match that by donating a 2nd laptop to a child in Africa via One Laptop per Child. Watch for specially marked packages of Fruit Roll Ups, Gushers, Fruit by the Foot and Stickerz & Shapes then enter the code from your box on Win One Give One.

Now, they would like to give the same prize pack out to one lucky winner on Money Saving Methods! To get your 2 Free Boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks & have a $25 donation made on your behalf, follow the instructions below.

How to Enter

There are many ways to gain entries. And, I put the code after each so you know how to enter it on the form:
  • Enter your information ( everyone can do this ) - 1 entry - Code Basic
  • Subscriber to my blog via Feed or Email - extra entry - Code Subscriber
  • Following MoneyMethods on twitter - extra entry - Code Twitter
  • Tweet this, " Enter @MoneyMethods @BettyCrocker Fruit Snacks Giveaway http://bit.ly/9K5RkM" - extra entry - Code Tweet
If you do them all, you will have 4 entries into the giveaway!!!!

And, don't forget to follow me on my Facebook page.

How do I tally this?

You must enter your information here for EACH entry you do above! This is the only way I can keep track of what all you did to enter the giveaway. So, if you did all four, you must fill the form four times.

Good luck everyone!!! This giveaway will end on Saturday, March 20th at 11:59 PST!


Winner Announced - $20 Bob Evans Gift Card Giveaway Pack

Congratulations to Linda A, kiwigja@!

Please email me your address and phone #, so I can have your gift mailed out to you. My email is moneysavingmethods at yahoo dot com.

You must respond within 48 hours, or a new name will be pulled.

Thanks to every one for participating in the Giveaway! And, most of all, thanks to Bob Evans!


This isn't just a $20 Bob Evans Gift Card Giveaway! Oh, no...there is more. This is a Fit for 2010 Prize Pack!

All in all, in includes:
  • $20 Bob Evans Gift Card
  • $2 Off $10 Coupon for Bob Evans
  • Kids Eat Free Coupon
  • Pedometer
  • Water Bottle
  • Jump Rope
As always, I am thrilled when Bob Evans offers gifts for my readers. My husband and children love breakfast food, so they are always excited for a trip to Bob Evans.

I, on the other hand, prefer lunch and dinner meals. And, with the start of the New Year I am always on the look out for healthy alternatives to the regular menu items at restaurants.

So, I must extend my thanks to Bob Evans for sending me a $20 Gift Card and coupons so I could take my family to dinner while I tried out their new low fat menu items.

Bob Evans came out with a new menu insert in 2010 called Fit from the Farm! They have a selection for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

You can click here to view the full Fit from the Farm menu.

What do these meals have to offer?
  • 650 calories or less
  • 750mg of less sodium
  • 0G trans fat
  • No MSG
  • And more...
What did I really like? That I could swap out meals from any of the menus at any time of the day. We went for dinner around 6PM, and I really wanted the Chicken, Spinach and Tomato Pasta off of the Fit from the Farm Lunch menu. They had no problem giving me the lunch menu item for dinner!

The dinner was great. I often fear that the menu items from the "lowfat" section on menus will not be filling, but this definitely was. And, it was very tasty!

Would you like to take your family to Bob Evans and try their new Fit from the Farm menu, too?

Here is how you enter the Giveaway:

How to Enter

There are many ways to gain entries. And, I put the code after each so you know how to enter it on the form:
  • Enter your information ( everyone can do this ) - 1 entry - Code Basic
  • Subscriber to my blog via Feed or Email - extra entry - Code Subscriber
  • Following MoneyMethods on twitter - extra entry - Code Twitter
  • Tweet this, " Enter @MoneyMethods $20 @BobEvansFarms Gift Card giveaway http://bit.ly/b9DIC6 " - extra entry - Code Tweet
If you do them all, you will have 4 entries into the giveaway!!!!

And, don't forget to follow me on my Facebook page.

How do I tally this?

You must enter your information here for EACH entry you do above! This is the only way I can keep track of what all you did to enter the giveaway. So, if you did all four, you must fill the form four times.

Good luck everyone!!! This giveaway will end on Saturday, March 13th at 11:59 PST!


Winner Announced - $25 Kroger Gift Card Giveaway

Congratulations to Lori, lesterfam4@!

Please email me your address and phone #, so I can have your gift mailed out to you. My email is moneysavingmethods at yahoo dot com.

You must respond within 48 hours, or a new name will be pulled.

Thanks to every one for participating in the Giveaway! And, most of all, thanks to Blog Spark and General Mills for offering this great prize!



You may remember I recently mentioned the Box Tops for Education 5 Box Top Bonus going on when I shared that I have been sorting and preparing my school's Box Tops for submission this month.

Box Tops for Education is one of my favorite money makers for our school. It is easy for me, as a Mom, to cut my Box Tops off of my products while helping my local school. I do not have a salesperson personality, so I do not enjoy trying to help my children sell wrapping paper, or whatever they decide our fundraiser is for the year.

But, Box Tops are something I can get behind...gladly!

Even if you don't have a child in school, consider cutting yours out and donating them to your local school, your nieces/nephews, grandchildren, etc. Every little bit helps, and the schools will be very thankful you thought of them.

Right now, you can register at Reward Your School, and the school you choose will get 5 Bonus Box Tops in their account. That is 50 cents for your school choice!

On top of that, your school will get Bonus Box Tops if you happen to buy participating products on your shopping trips. 3, 4 or 5 Bonus Box Tops can be earned for your school! Click here to read the details!

And, finally, I am pleased to share that General Mills and My Blog Spark provided me with a $25 Kroger Gift Card and one for a lucky winner on my site, too!

Now, we can use our gift card to go buy products at our local grocery and earn Box Tops for our schools!

And, here is how you can enter the $25 Kroger Gift Card Giveaway:

How to Enter

There are many ways to gain entries. And, I put the code after each so you know how to enter it on the form:
  • Enter your information ( everyone can do this ) - 1 entry - Code Basic
  • Subscriber to my blog via Feed or Email - extra entry - Code Subscriber
  • Following MoneyMethods on twitter - extra entry - Code Twitter
  • Tweet this, " Enter @MoneyMethods $25 Kroger Gift Card giveaway " - extra entry - Code Tweet
If you do them all, you will have 4 entries into the giveaway!!!!

And, don't forget to follow me on my Facebook page -No extra entries for this one ( due to Facebook's new regulations ).

How do I tally this?

You must enter your information here for EACH entry you do above! This is the only way I can keep track of what all you did to enter the giveaway. So, if you did all four, you must fill the form four times.

Good luck everyone!!! This giveaway will end on Saturday, February 27th at 11:59 PST!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Review - General Mills Cereals - Lower Sugar!


Recently, My Blog Spark sent me 4 coupons in the mail for Free General Mills Cereal! They had told me about the new lower sugar option in kids cereal, so I used these coupons to get my children their favorite cereals and give them a try.

And, what did I choose? 2 Boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and 2 Boxes of Trix. The kids couldn't get enough of them.

Here are some facts on their lower sugar announcment:

  • Reducing sugar in cereal marketed to kids 12 and under.
  • Vitamins increasing
  • Cereal is the number 1 source of whole grains in a childs day
  • Frequent eaters of cereal have a lower Body Mass measurements and a healthier body weight.
In addition, I found out that:
  • Many boxes now have free Movie Ticket pass codes included.
Thank you so much to General Mills for this opportunity to try their cereal!

$50 Worth of JcPenney Gift Cards Giveaway


AND............as promised, Shop at Home is offering ANOTHER giveaway today via my blog! I am so very grateful!

They are giving me (2) $25 JcPenney Gift Cards to give 2 lucky winners!!

And, don't forget I still have the (2) $25 Target Gift Cards Giveaway going on, too! Click here.

If you haven't been able to tell, Shop at Home let me pick which stores I wanted to give gift cards to via the giveaways. And, if you read my blog regularly, you know I love all the stores I picked.

JcPenney is near my home and they also have a great online selection. But, why I really love them is they have amazing coupons that come out! With those coupons you can get items for next to nothing ( $10 off $10 coupons, for example ). If you win one of these gift cards, hopefully you will find you love their store as much as I do.

Are you new to Shop at Home? Click here to register for free and get $5 Free.

It is a online site that pays you back via rebates when you shop at retailers online. So, for example, if you are going to shop at Target.com go to Shop at Home FIRST and then link to Target's thru their site. You will get a percentage of what you buy back. Plus, you get the $5 free the first time you shop!

On top of that, Shop at Home has a wonderful Facebook Fan Page that offers EXCLUSIVE savings for their Facebook Fans. That is right, if you are a fan on Facebook, you will get deals that other Shop at Home members do not get! Fun!

Click here to become a Facebook Fan of Shop at Home!

One of the great things about being a fan on facebook is that Shop at Home often has EXCLUSIVE deals strictly fo their facebook members. You can't beat it. You can often get larger rebates back then on their actual site.

And, now...how to enter:

How to Enter

There are many ways to gain entries. And, I put the code after each so you know how to enter it on the form:
After you have completed the entry above, you can do these below for extra entries:
  • Subscriber to my blog via Feed or Email - extra entry - Code Subscriber
  • Following MoneyMethods on twitter - extra entry - Code Twitter
  • Following ShopatHomewild on twitter - extra entry - Code SAH Twitter
  • Tweet this, " Enter @MoneyMethods $50 worth of JcPenney Gift Cards giveaway from @shopathomewild http://bit.ly/avekq8" - extra entry - Code Tweet
If you do them all, you will have 5 entries into the giveaway!!!!

And, don't forget to follow me on my Facebook fan page, too

How do I tally this?

You must enter your information below for EACH entry you do above! This is the only way I can keep track of what all you did to enter the giveaway. So, if you did all five, you must fill the form five times.

Good luck everyone!!! This giveaway will end on Thursday, February 4th at 11:59 PST!

You must be in the U.S. and 18 years or older. Winners must confirm their win withing 48 hours of their name being announced here.


$50 in Target Gift Cards Giveaway

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Shop at Home is being VERY generous in January! They are once again giving away $50 worth of gift cards away via my blog.

They are giving me (2) $25 Target's Gift Cards to give 2 lucky winners!! And, if you come back later in the week, I have another surprise giveaway going up from them. I won't tell you which store the gift cards will be for yet, because I just want to keep you in suspense! :)

And, don't forget I still have the $95 valued Perricone Eye Lift Giveaway going on, too! Click here.

Well, I probably don't have to tell you why I love Target, but in case you missed my Sale Shopping post from earlier in January on their store, you can go here. In fact, I hit Target tonight to pick up a prescription with my free $10 Gift Card coupon w/ any New or Transferred Prescription ( remember to check your Target ad every Sunday, as these coupons come out periodically ). They are simply one of my favorite retailers.

Are you new to Shop at Home? Click here to register for free and get $5 Free.

It is a online site that pays you back via rebates when you shop at retailers online. So, for example, if you are going to shop at Target.com go to Shop at Home FIRST and then link to Target's thru their site. You will get a percentage of what you buy back. Plus, you get the $5 free the first time you shop!

On top of that, Shop at Home has a wonderful Facebook Fan Page that offers EXCLUSIVE savings for their Facebook Fans. That is right, if you are a fan on Facebook, you will get deals that other Shop at Home members do not get! Fun!

Click here to become a Facebook Fan of Shop at Home!

Finally, definitely stay tuned on their site. Their Valentine's Promotion will be beginning soon!

And, now...how to enter:

How to Enter

There are many ways to gain entries. And, I put the code after each so you know how to enter it on the form:
After you have completed the entry above, you can do these below for extra entries:
  • Subscriber to my blog via Feed or Email - extra entry - Code Subscriber
  • Following MoneyMethods on twitter - extra entry - Code Twitter
  • Following ShopatHomewild on twitter - extra entry - Code SAH Twitter
  • Tweet this, " Enter @MoneyMethods $50 worth of Target Gift Cards giveaway from @shopathomewild http://bit.ly/8sJlRW " - extra entry - Code Tweet
If you do them all, you will have 5 entries into the giveaway!!!!

And, don't forget to follow me on my Facebook fan page, too

How do I tally this?

You must enter your information below for EACH entry you do above! This is the only way I can keep track of what all you did to enter the giveaway. So, if you did all five, you must fill the form five times.

Good luck everyone!!! This giveaway will end on Sunday, January 31st at 11:59 PST!

 
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