Friday, April 30, 2010

Lot's of Giveaways to enter!

I currently have 8 Awesome Giveaways on my blog! They are all listed below. You can click on each link to take you to that specific Review and Giveaway.

There are lots of ways to enter each giveaway and they are super easy!

Have fun and Happy Friday! :)


Ends 5/3: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit, 1 winner

Ends 5/4: SKOY Cloths, 2 winners

Ends 5/5: Flings Bins, 2 winners

Ends 5/6: EasyLunchbox System, 1 winner

Ends 5/9: The Tote Buddy, 1 winner

Ends 5/10: snackTAXI Snack Sacks, 1 winner

Ends 5/13: Soda Stream Fountain Jet Starter Kit ($100), 1 winner

Ends 5/14: Pearl Paradise Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, 1 winner

Facebook Coupon: $2 Red Baron Pizza By the Slice

CLICK HERE to "Like" Red Baron on Facebook and you will be able to print a coupon for $2 off their new Red Baron Pizza By the Slice! This is a new product. Hold on to the coupon for a great sale. Yummy, I love Red Baron Pizza (well any kind of pizza actually)!

Thanks to The Coupon High!

TGIF: Weekly Roundup 4/30


Welcome to TGIF: Weekly Roundup for this week. As usual this week flew up. Today I will be posting a little and baking for my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Bake Sale! We are having a Mom to Mom Sale tomorrow and also having a bake sale. If you are in the local Lansing area, let me know if you want more details on the Mom to Mom Sale. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome weekend!

Here is the rundown on this weeks deals, freebies, coupons and giveaways that were found on Money Saving Mama in Michigan! Click on each link to take you to that specific post for the week!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS:

Ends 5/3: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit, 1 winner

Ends 5/4: SKOY Cloths, 2 winners

Ends 5/5: Flings Bins, 2 winners

Ends 5/6: EasyLunchbox System, 1 winner

Ends 5/9: The Tote Buddy, 1 winner

Ends 5/10: snackTAXI Snack Sacks, 1 winner

Ends 5/13: Soda Stream Fountain Jet Starter Kit ($100), 1 winner

Ends 5/14: Pearl Paradise Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, 1 winner


FREEBIES:

2 Free Huggies Pull-ups!

Free pair of Cacique Panties at Lane Bryant!

Facebook Freebie: Free Coke from Murphy USA

Free CFL Lightbulbs!

Free Sample of Caress Body Wash

Free Scotch-Brite Tote with purchase

Facebook Freebie: Aveeno Hair Care

Free Sample of Galaxy Granola

Free Sample of Renu Sensitive Multi-purpose Solution

Free Sample of Grandma Bowser's Dog Bisquits


COUPONS:

$4 Coupon for Nivea Body Wash in this Sunday's Paper

Printable Coupon for $1 off V8

Printable Coupon for 70 Cents off Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Printable Coupon for BOGO Sobe Lifewater

Printable Coupon for $2 off Lee & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

New Heinz Printables on Coupons.com

Printable Coupon for $1 off Coppertone Suncare Products

Facebook Coupon: $1 Coupon on Fig Newtons


OTHERS:

30% Off Everything at Old Navy this weekend!

Friday Follow 4/30 Edition!!

Welcome to Friday Follow! I hope you will take some time to look around. If you decide to follow, leave me a comment and I will follow you back!

I have several giveaways happening, you can check them out below.

Ends 5/3: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit, 1 winner

Ends 5/4: SKOY Cloths, 2 winners

Ends 5/5: Flings Bins, 2 winners

Ends 5/6: EasyLunchbox System, 1 winner

Ends 5/9: The Tote Buddy, 1 winner

Ends 5/10: snackTAXI Snack Sacks, 1 winner

Ends 5/13: Soda Stream Fountain Jet Starter Kit ($100), 1 winner

Ends 5/14: Pearl Paradise Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, 1 winner




Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Here's how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:

* Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

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As hostesses, we realize the time required to participate in Friday Follow. Due to the overwhelming number of entries each week, we understand everyone, including ourselves, may not be able to follow every blog. To keep it fun, follow what you can at your own pace. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued participation!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pearl Paradise Review and Giveaway!

1 Winner, Ends 5/14!


What do you think of when you see or hear the word pearls? I think pearl necklaces, earrings and bracelets are very elegant and can really make an outfit, but good quality pearls can be very expensive. Let me tell you a little secret! I have found a great online company that sells affordable pearls! Pearl Paradise.com offers beautiful and elegant pearl jewelery at prices you and I can afford!

Pearl Paradise offers every kind of pearl jewelry you could ever want. They have Pearl Necklaces, Pearl Bracelets, Pearl Earrings, Bridal Pearls and much more! They also offer Freshwater Pearls! You can visit their site HERE. Take a look around at their beautiful jewelry.


Pearl Paradise sent me a 6-7mm Black Freshwater Bracelet for review! It is beautiful! I love the different hues of color this bracelet has. I think I like it more than the standard white pearls you normally see people wearing. You could definitely wear this bracelet for everyday, but it would help dress up an outfit for a night out on the town, wedding, etc.

My bracelet sells for $63 on the Pearl Paradise site, but is appraised at $270.00 (This appraisal tells you the approximate price at which you could replace your piece of jewelry with comparable merchandise at a retail jeweler, of like quality)! WOW!! Every piece of jewelry comes with a Certified Appraisal prepared by a GIA Graduate, Pearl Care Kit, and beautiful presentation box! I love this bracelet!

Here is my bracelet with the appraisal and Pearl Care Kit!



I am excited to tell you all that Pearl Paradise is offering a 2nd Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet for a giveaway!

GIVEAWAY: 1 lucky reader of Money Saving Mama in Michigan will win a 6-7mm Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet. Contest is open to everyone Worldwide!

WAYS TO ENTER: Please leave a separate comment for each entry!! You can do as many as you like!

*Visit the Pearl Paradise site HERE and leave me a comment telling me what color pearls you like the best! 1 entry

*Become a follower of Pearl Paradise on Twitter. 1 entry

*Enter one of my other giveaways. Leave me a comment telling me which one you entered! You can enter as many as you want, with 1 entry for each giveaway entered! 1 entry each

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Google Friend Connect. You can become a follower by clicking on the link on my right sidebar. If your already a follower that counts too! 1 entry

*Subscribe to Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Email. You can submit your email address on my right sidebar. 1 entry

*Become a fan of Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Facebook! Already a fan, that counts 1 entry

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Twitter! Already a follower, that counts! 1 entry

*Share this great giveaway with your friends! Blog about it, tweet it or share it on Facebook, either way gets you an entry in the giveaway! Do all 3 and you have 3 entries! Please come back and leave me the direct link. 1 entry entry each

Please leave me your email address with your comments so I can contact you if your the winner or make sure it is listed on your profile page.

All entries must be made by Friday, May 14th@ 10pm EST. Open to people Worldwide. I will pick 1 lucky winner using Random.org and will post it on my blog as well as email the winner! If a winner does not contact me with their mailing info within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Any questions please contact me at moneysavingmamainmichigan@yahoo.com

I received the Freshwater Pearl Bracelet from Pearl Paradise.com to aid in my review. I received no monetary compensation for the above post. My thoughts and Opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by Pearl Paradise. Pearl Paradise is supplying the 2nd Freshwater Bracelet for the above giveaway.

$4 Coupon for Nivea Body Wash in this Sunday's Paper!


This is an awesome coupon! This Sunday's Redplum insert will have a $4 coupon for Nivea Body Wash! This should make for some free Body Wash. Meghan over at Savvy Spending said that Target has this priced at $3.99!

For you ALL YOU Readers, there was a B1G1 coupon from the May All You Magazine, use this and you'll get 2 free! Woo Hoo

Let's hope that these are not regional and that everyone gets this great coupon this Sunday! Who else looks through the coupons before you buy the Sunday Paper? I am guilty of this on occasions like this! I want to make sure my Sunday Paper has this coupon before I stock up and buy multiples.

Thanks to Meghan over at Savvy Spending!

30% Off Everything at Old Navy this weekend!


Wholey Moley!! Old Navy is having a huge sale this weekend! Everything in the store is 30% off! This sale runs from Friday, 4/30- Sunday, 5/2 and is in-store only!

You can make this sale even sweeter by heading over to the Old Navy Facebook Page HERE and click on the tab Barker's Bones, to dig up a coupon. I dug up a $10 off $50 today, but I noticed that it is only good through today. I will be checking back tomorrow, because I think the coupons reset today.

Who is going to take advantage of this great sale and head out to Old Navy this weekend? I need to pick up some clothes for the kids and hubby.

Thanks to Crystal Clear Savings.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Printable Coupon for $2 off Johnson's Baby Face and Body Lotion

CLICK HERE to print a coupon for $2 off Johnson's Baby Daily Face & Body lotion with SPF40! Print it 2 times by hitting your back button.

Thanks to Saving for 6.

And the winner of the Nature's Baby Organics is.......

Using Random.org, I have picked a winner of the Nature's Baby Organics giveaway! Lucky #63, who is Jakiesmom, she said i'd love the organic soothing stick! Congrats and look for an email shortly from me.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter this great giveaway and thanks to the great people over at Nature's Baby Organics. CLICK HERE to see my review of Nature's Baby Organics.

Winner of the Yoplait Greek Yogurt Spa Gift Pack is.........

I used Random.org to pick the winner of the Yoplait Greek Yogurt Spa Gift Pack. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter.

#66 is the winner, who is Lisa, who said she is an email subscriber! Congrats and look for an email from me shortly.

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Yoplait for helping me with the great giveaway.

Medibuddy Review


I was recently sent a Medibuddy to try out and review. What is a Medibuddy you ask? It is a convenient kid friendly first aid kit that is small enough to throw in a purse, diaper bag, stroller or your vehicle! me4kidz is the maker of Medibuddy. Their mission statement is:

"To provide quality, user-friendly first aid products that are durable, comprehensive and encourage heightened awareness of the most common injuries."

me4kidz was started by a Richelle, a wife and mom to 3 adorable boys, back when her first son was stung by a bee! This incident was the inspiration behind me4kidz! me4kidz stands for "Medical Emergencies for kids". She continued to add to her great line of products with the birth of each child and eventually their pet, Coda!

You can go HERE to read more about how this great company and it's products came about!

Medibuddy is filled with the following kid friendly items:

(15) 3/4"x3" Red, Yellow & Blue Crayon Bandages
(1) Knee & Elbow Bandage
(1) Sting Relief Pad
(4) (2x2) Gauze Pads (2 two packs)
(3) 5"x8" Antiseptic Wipes (sting free)
(1) Burn Relief Cream
(2) Antibiotic Ointments
(12) Kid Friendly Fun Stickers
(1) Carry Anywhere Case (comes in 4 colors)


All Products are Latex free!


Medibuddy is just one of me4kidz products. They also offer a Medibag 4 Kids, Diaper Bag Buddy and a Medibag 4 Petz (we can't forget about our precious furry friends). Go HERE to view all their fine products. me4kidz products are all made in the USA!

You can purchase me4kidz products online and at stores nationwide. Go HERE to find a retailer near you or to buy online!

I am keeping my Medibuddy in our truck. It never fails that we are out somewhere and someone falls and scraps a knee or gets stung by a bee! Now we will be prepared. The Medibuddy fits nicely in my glove box. I love the addition of the kids stickers. My 2 year old loves stickers and I know when she gets hurt and needs a bandage, etc. that having some stickers handy will help bring a smile back to her face! :)

I am planning on buying a Medibag 4 Kids to keep at home. I think that these products would also make great gifts for baby showers. Every house and vehicle needs first aid kits, why not buy kid friendly ones!


I receive a medibuddy for free to aid in my review. I received no monetary compensation. My thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by the me4kidz company.

2 Free Huggies Pull-ups!




CLICK HERE to request 2 free Huggies Pull-Ups from Costco. You don't need to be a member of Costco to receive this freebie. Allow 4-6 weeks for it to arrive in your mailbox.

Free pair of Cacique Panties at Lane Bryant!


CLICH HERE to go fill out a short form and print a coupon out for a free pair of Cacique solid cotton Panty (up to a $12.50 value). No purchase required! This coupon can be used at any Lane Bryant, Lane Bryant Outlet, or Cacique store.

Coupon expires on 5/3.

Thanks to Together We Save.

Facebook Freebie: Free Coke from Murphy USA


If you have a Murphy USA (Walmart gas stations)near you then you can go HERE to "like" them on Facebook and get a coupon for a free 20oz. Coke! Click on the "Free Coke" Tab once you have Liked Murphy. Coupon will be emailed to you and expires on 5/3.

Offer is good for the first 100,000 people.

This coupon is only valid in AL, AR, FL,GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NM, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA.

Thanks to Together We Save.

Free Jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

This offer has ended! :(


CLICK HERE to get a free pint jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil! No credit card required! This offer is only good through tomorrow, April 29th.

Limit one per order, one per customer. Must be a first-time customer with no previous purchases from Tropical Traditions.

Thanks to Saving U Cents!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Printable Coupon for $1 off V8

For those of you that have tried to print with no luck, try again, I think I have fixed it. Please let me know if this is not printing! Thanks :)


CLICK HERE to print a coupon for $1 off V* 100% Vegtable Juice! This coupon is for a 64oz. bottle of the following varities:

Low Sodium
100% Vegetable Juice
V8 V-Lite™

Free CFL Lightbulbs!


CLICK HERE to sign up to receive two free Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Lightbulbs!

Here is the fineprint:

We are currently only taking signups from the United States (minus Alaska and Hawaii), though we do hope to be able to open this offer up to Canada and other parts of the world soon. This offer won't go on forever, we have a limited amount of bulbs, so hurry! Please only one sign-up per household, and please only take advantage of this offer if you have 2+ Incandescent (traditional) lightbulbs that could be replaced.

I hope these come, I could use some more CFL bulbs!

Thanks to Frugal Racing Fan Mommy!

Printable Coupon for 70 Cents off Pillsbury Crescent Rolls



CLICK HERE to print a coupon for $0.70 on 1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls! You can print this one 2 times by hitting your back button!

Thanks to Saving for 6!

Tuesday Tag-Along, 4/27


Welcome to Money Saving Mama in Michigan! Today is Tuesday Tag-Along (like Friday Follow). I'm glad you stopped by! I hope you will stay awhile and become a follower. Leave me a comment and I will follow you back.

While your here check out my great giveaways! Lots of ways to enter and lots of great prizes to win!

Ends 4/27: Yoplait Greek Yogurt "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" Gift Pack, 1 winner

Ends 5/3: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit, 1 winner

Ends 5/4: SKOY Cloths, 2 winners

Ends 5/5: Flings Bins, 2 winners

Ends 5/6: EasyLunchbox System, 1 winner

Ends 5/9: The Tote Buddy, 1 winner

Ends 5/10: snackTAXI Snack Sacks, 1 winner

Ends 5/13: Soda Stream Fountain Jet Starter Kit ($100), 1 winner

Here's How it works:

*Create a new Tuesday Tag-Along blog post. Include the Tuesday Tag-Along button by copying and pasting the code above.

*Add your blog name and the URL of your TTA post to the MckLinky below.

*Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Leave a comment saying you've followed, and Twee Poppets will follow you back!

*If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!

*Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.

*When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)

*The weekly Tuesday Tag-Along post and MckLinky will be posted every Monday night at 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time (that's 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time), and the MckLinky will be open to add your blog until 11:59pm Tuesday night. You then have all week long to visit blogs and return follows!

*There is a new list every week. The link you enter one week will not carry over to the next week's MckLinky. Please link up again each week to join in the fun!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Free Sample of Caress Body Wash



CLICK HERE to request a free sample of Caress Body Wash with Silky Fragrance Infususion. You can choose from 3 samples, Whipped Souffle White Peach, Blackberry or Velvet Bliss.

You will receive your sample in 6-8 weeks.


Thanks to Crystal Clear Savings.

Free Scotch-Brite Tote with purchase


Purchase any 2 Scotch-Brite Greener Clean products and submit the Scotch rebate form to get a free Scotch Brite Greener Clean Shopping Bag. Your products must be purchased by 6/30/10 to redeem this offer! CLICK HERE to print your rebate form.

There is a $1 off 2 Scotch-Brite products HERE that will help you with this offer. Look for the scrub pads, they tend to be pretty cheap.

Thanks to Sixth Cents Savings.

Facebook Freebie: Aveeno Hair Care


CLICK HERE to "Like" Aveeno on Facebook and request a free sample of Aveeno Hair Care Collection.

Thanks again to Spectacular Savings.

Free Sample of Galaxy Granola


CLICK HERE to request a free sample of Galaxy Granola!

Thanks to Spectacular Savings.

Free Sample of Renu Sensitive Multi-purpose Solution


Love this sample since I wear contacts! CLICK HERE to request a free sample of Bausch & Lomb Renu Sensitive Multi-purpose Solution. Sample will arrive in 6-8 weeks.

Thanks to Saving Obession!

Printable Coupon for BOGO Sobe Lifewater


HERE is a printable coupon for Buy One Get One Free Sobe Lifewater! Hit your back button to print this one 2 times and the coupon expires 5/23.

Thanks to Live Love Coupons!

Printable Coupon for $2 off Lee & Perrins Worcesterhsire Sauce


CLICK HERE to head over to Coupons.com to print a coupon for $2.00 off any Lee & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce!

New Heinz Printables on Coupons.com


Coupons.com has some great coupons on Heinz products! CLICK HERE to head over to print them before they disappear! You might have to search for them, but they should be available!

$2 On Heinz 57 Sauce – 10 oz or larger

$0.50 On One Bottle of Heinz Relish

$0.75 On One Bottle of Heinz Worcestershire Sauce

Monday Madness!

Welcome to Monday Madness! This is similar to Friday Follow. I am glad you stopped by! I hope you will follow me and if you do just let me know by leaving a comment and I will follow you back! While your here why don't you check out my awesome giveaways I having going on right now!

Ends 4/27: Yoplait Greek Yogurt "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" Gift Pack, 1 winner

Ends 5/3: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit, 1 winner

Ends 5/4: SKOY Cloths, 2 winners

Ends 5/5: Flings Bins, 2 winners

Ends 5/6: EasyLunchbox System, 1 winner

Ends 5/9: The Tote Buddy, 1 winner

Ends 5/10: snackTAXI Snack Sacks, 1 winner

Ends 5/13: Soda Stream Fountain Jet Starter Kit ($100), 1 winner



What is Monday Madness?

Monday Madness was created by us: mommy bloggers Micael and Meghan. Mommy, daddy, single, stay at home parent, working parent, blogger, non-blogger, pie lover, pie hater (who hates pie, seriously?).... it doesn't matter who you are or what you do, Monday's tend to be crazy, right? So we thought we would bring a little fun into your Monday routine. And at the same time you'll get to check out new blogs, network with others, make new friends and connections - multitasking at its best!

So what do I do to participate?

It's really easy to participate with us! Just follow the steps below and you'll be set!

Follow the hostess blogs at Saving Obsession and The Tuckers Take Tennessee for some Madness Lovin'.

Grab the McLinky code and make a post on your blog about Monday Madness, so more people can join in the fun!

Also grab the Monday Madness button above.

Add your blog name and link to the McLinky below.

Check out some of the blogs on the list and follow ones you like. Leave a comment to let them know you're from Monday Madness.

If someone follows your blog, follow them back to keep the Madness going. You can follow as many blogs as you want! Just leave a comment telling them you stopped by. Have fun!



Sunday, April 25, 2010

Free Sample of Grandma Bowser's Dog Bisquits


CLICK HERE to get a free sample of Grandma Bowser's Dog Bisquits. This offer is available to people residing in the U.S. only.

Printable Coupon for $1 off Coppertone Suncare Products


Just in time for summer, HERE is a coupon for $1 off any one Coppertone Suncare Product (excluding lip balm or trial size).

You can print this one up to 4 times by hitting your back button! Wait for a good sale to use these.

Facebook Coupon: $1 Coupon on Fig Newtons

CLICK HERE to "Like" Fig Newtons on Facebook and you will be able to print a coupon for $1 off your next purchase of Fig Newtons! You can hit your back button to print this one 2 times.

Coupon expires 6/30, so there is plenty of time to wait for a great sale to pair this coupon with.

Thanks to One Day, One Dollar at a Time!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

snackTAXI Review and Giveaway! Day 7 of Earth Week Giveaway Celebration!

1 Winner, Ends 5/10 @ 10pm EST!




Today is Day 7 of my Earth Week Giveaway Celebration! I hope you have enjoyed learning about these great earth friendly companies all week long. You can check out the other giveaways and reviews on my sidebar at the top of this page. Lots of ways to enter! :)

I have mentioned several times this week about using way to0 many ziplocks or sandwich bags. I am sure that most of us are guilty of this. I was excited to discover a company that is tackling that problem! Let me introduce you to snackTAXI!

snackTAXI makes snackTAXIs. "They are reusable bags for snacks and sandwiches. Use them as you would plastic ziplock bags-they're food movers for a healthy planet!"

Here is some information about the company from their website:


Erin Kelly-Dill says the following: I invented snackTAXIs way back in 2003 as a way to stem the tide of plastic ziplock bags that flowed from our house to the landfill when our 3 kids started school! We pack over 500 lunches every year, and had definitely fallen prey to the easy appeal of the ziplock bag.

snackTAXIs are easy too- really! They are made in our home-based workshop by talented (and fun!) local sewers- we are committed to keeping our business local, and will never outsource our labor.

snackTAXIs are a great alternative to plastic bags and wraps, especially when just one reusable bag has the potential to eliminate an average of 1000 plastic bags over its lifetime!

snackTAXIs are lined with coated nylon, and can be machine washed and dried, or simply wiped clean with a damp sponge.
The above highlighted info was all obtained directly from the snackTAXI website.

snackTAXI offers several different products. They have snack-sacks, sandwich sacks, twice-as-nice napkins, lunch sacks and bulk/produce sacks! They all come in tons of different designs, there is something for everyone. Have a golfer in your house they have golf designs! Have a girl scout in your home, they have special designs too. I could go on and on, but I will just send you HERE to check them all out!

The snack-sacks are priced at $6.95, the sandwich sacks are $8.95 and the twice-as-nice napkins are $3.95. You can buy yours HERE!


The cute snack sacks I received!

I received 2 sandwich sacks, 2 snack sacks and a twice-as-nice napkin to review. They came in various designs (fabric) and are all super cute! I think my favorite that I received is the cupcake sandwich sack. I love cupcakes (especially eating them!) snackTAXI's are well made. You won't have to worry about anything leaking or falling out of them. Just the other day I packed a PB&J sandwich and some grapes in 2 snacktaxis for a car ride for my 2 year old. I liked just throwing them in Emily's bag and grabbing them out and handing them to her when she was hungry. Normally a ziplock will end up with a hole in it and spill all over, plus they are just so much nicer to look at than a ziplock. Emily loved the different designs on the sacks. One of the snack sacks I was sent has owls on it and she just kept talking about owls all afternoon. It was cute! :)



I plan on buying some more snackTAXIs for my family. I would like to have some that are catered to each person in my family!

Who wants to win some snackTAXIs of their own? The kind people at snackTAXI are helping me host a giveaway!

GIVEAWAY: One lucky reader of Money Saving Mama in Michigan will win a set of snack sacks (one snack-sack, one sandwich-sack)! Winner must reside in the U.S.

WAYS TO ENTER: Please leave a separate comment for each entry!! You can do as many as you like!


*Like snackTAXI on Facebook. 1 entry

*Visit the snackTAXI site HERE and leave me a comment telling me what fabric/design choice is your favorite! 1 entry

*Enter one of my other giveaways. Leave me a comment telling me which one you entered! You can enter as many as you want, with 1 entry for each giveaway entered! 1 entry each

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Google Friend Connect. You can become a follower by clicking on the link on my right sidebar. If your already a follower that counts too! 1 entry

*Subscribe to Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Email. You can submit your email address on my right sidebar. 1 entry

*Become a fan of Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Facebook! Already a fan, that counts 1 entry

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Twitter! Already a follower, that counts! 1 entry

*Share this great giveaway with your friends! Blog about it, tweet it or share it on Facebook, either way gets you an entry in the giveaway! Do all 3 and you have 3 entries! Please come back and leave me the direct link. 1 entry each

Please leave me your email address with your comments so I can contact you if your the winner or make sure it is listed on your profile page.

All entries must be made by Monday, May 10th @ 10pm EST. Winner must reside in the U.S. I will pick 1 lucky winner using Random.org and will post it on my blog as well as email the winner! If a winner does not contact me with their mailing info within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Any questions please contact me at moneysavingmamainmichigan@yahoo.com

I received snackTAXIs for free to aid in my review. I was under no obligation to provide a positive feedback and my thoughts and opinions are my own! I was not paid for my review. snackTAXI is providing the prize for the above giveaway.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Tote Buddy Review and Giveaway! Day 6 of Earth Week Giveaway Celebration!

1 Winner, Ends 5/9 @ 10pm EST!




Today is Day 6 of my Earth Week Giveaway Celebration! Have you checked out all the other great earth friendly giveaways this week? You can see them all listed on my sidebar on the top of the page.

How many of you have reusable shopping bags misplaced all around your house and vehicle? I know I do! I try to keep them all in one place (hanging in my front door coat closet), but this really does me no good in actually using them at the grocery store! Well, I found a solution to this problem! The Tote Buddy!!

The Tote Buddy is "the World's First Reusable Bag Organizer!" It helps you remember all of your bags and totes every time you do your shopping! I always want to kick myself when I come across cool products like this that I did not think of it myself! :)

Go HERE to read more about this great company and how it got started.

One Tote Buddy holds up to 10 reusable grocery bags. Easy to use, store, and carry. It has an adjustable strap with Velcro closure.

The Tote Buddy comes in either Floral or Black. It sells for $9.99 and includes 1 reusable grocery bag. You can also buy a Tote Buddy Solution for $12.99! It is a Tote Buddy that includes 3 heavy duty, jumbo sized reusable grocery bags.

CLICK HERE to buy yourself a Tote Buddy today!




I was sent a Floral Tote Buddy to try out and review. It is well made and the floral print is very attractive! The Tote Buddy is very easy to use. The bag itself wipes up easily if something gets spilled on it (I should know, since my 2 year old spilled my can of soda on it while I was writing this review). I plan on keeping my Tote Buddy in my truck, filled with reusable bags. That way when I am at the store I can just grab it and head into the store to do my shopping. When I am ready to check out I can just open my tote buddy and hand the bags to the cashier! Good to go!

I feel so much better about using reusable shopping bags instead of plastic bags. I always feel bad just throwing them away when I get done putting my groceries away. I do tend to keep some, but then I just end up with bags and bags of plastic grocery bags! By using my new Tote Buddy and reusable shopping bags I feel like I am doing my part in keeping plastic shopping bags out of landfills and the oceans!

GIVEAWAY: One lucky winner of Money Saving Mama in Michigan will win a Tote Buddy of their choice (floral print or black). Winner must reside in the U.S. only!

WAYS TO ENTER: Please leave a separate comment for each entry!! You can do as many as you like!

*Like The Tote Buddy on Facebook! 1 entry

*Follow The Tote Buddy on Twitter. 1 entry

*Visit The Tote Buddy site HERE and tell me which tote you would pick if you are the winner! 1 entry

*Enter one of my other giveaways. Leave me a comment telling me which one you entered! You can enter as many as you want, with 1 entry for each giveaway entered! 1 entry each

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Google Friend Connect. You can become a follower by clicking on the link on my right sidebar. If your already a follower that counts too! 1 entry

*Subscribe to Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Email. You can submit your email address on my right sidebar. 1 entry

*Like Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Facebook! Doing this already, that counts 1 entry

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Twitter! Already a follower, that counts! 1 entry

*Share this great giveaway with your friends! Blog about it, tweet it or share it on Facebook, either way gets you an entry in the giveaway! Do all 3 and you have 3 entries! Please come back and leave me the direct link. 1 entry each

Please leave me your email address with your comments so I can contact you if your the winner or make sure it is listed on your profile page.

All entries must be made by Sunday, May 9th @ 10pm EST. Open to people residing in the U.S. only! I will pick 1 lucky winner using Random.org and will post it on my blog as well as email the winner! If a winner does not contact me with their mailing info within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Any questions please contact me at moneysavingmamainmichigan@yahoo.com


I received a Tote Buddy for free to aid in my review. My thoughts and opinions expressed above are my own and were not influenced by the people of Tote Buddy. I received no monetary compensation for this post. The good people of The Tote Buddy are supplying the 2nd Tote Buddy for this giveaway.

TGIF: Weekly Roundup 4/23



TGIF! I am looking forward to a fun and busy weekend with the kids. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?


I have been hosting an Earth Week Giveaway Celebration all week, one with new giveaway posted daily! Today is Day 6, look for that one at some point today (not sure, it might be late tonight)! Make sure you check out all the great earth frienldy companies and products that I have been spotlighting all week!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome weekend!

Here is the rundown on this weeks deals, freebies, coupons and giveaways that were found on Money Saving Mama in Michigan! Click on each link to take you to that specific post for the week!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS:

Ends 4/27: Yoplait Greek Yogurt "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" Gift Pack, 1 winner

Ends 5/3: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit, 1 winner

Ends 5/4: SKOY Cloths, 2 winners

Ends 5/5: Flings Bins, 2 winners

Ends 5/6: EasyLunchbox System, 1 winner

Ends 5/13: Soda Stream Fountain Jet Starter Kit ($100), 1 winner


FREEBIES:

Free Earth Day Magnet!

Free o.b. Sample Pack and Carrying Case

Free Sample of Eucerin

Free Tape Measure

Free Sample of John Frieda Root Awakening

COUPONS:

Facebook Coupon: $3 Coupon for Rayovac Rechargeable Batteries

Facebook Coupon: BOGO Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips.

*High Dollar Coupon on 7UP Products! * This one is not working for everyone!

*Hot* Printable Coupon for Reynolds Wrap 100% Recycled foil.

DQ: Buy One Blizzard Get One for a Quarter this week only.

Printable Coupon for $2 off Fiber One Products

New Grilling Coupons on Red Plum, Lawry's and Grill Mates.


You can check out the previous week's roundup HERE! There might still be coupons and freebies available!

Friday Follow! 4/23

Hi there, welcome to Friday Follow! Thanks for stopping by. If you become a new follower, please leave me a comment telling me you did so I can stop by and become a follower of you!

While your here please take a look at my current giveaways! I have been having an Earth Week Giveaway Celebration, with one new giveaway a day this week. I would love for you to enter one or all! Good Luck and thanks again for stopping by today on Follow Friday!

Ends 4/27: Yoplait Greek Yogurt "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" Gift Pack, 1 winner

Ends 5/3: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit, 1 winner

Ends 5/4: SKOY Cloths, 2 winners

Ends 5/5: Flings Bins, 2 winners

Ends 5/6: EasyLunchbox System, 1 winner

Ends 5/13: Soda Stream Fountain Jet Starter Kit ($100), 1 winner





Welcome to the April 23 Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try,Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades!We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.


Here's how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:

* Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

* Grab the Friday Follow button and include on your Friday Follow blog post.

* Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

* Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you'd like.

* Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

* Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

*The list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

**Hurry** Facebook Freebie: Clean Kids Reusable Towel!


This is a fun freebie, but you will want to hurry because I'm sure it won't last long!

CLICK HERE to head on over to Papoose on Facebook to sign up to recieve a Free Clean Kids Reusable Towel!

Free Earth Day Magnet!


CLICK HERE to sign up for a once a week email newsletter called the Green Challenge and receive a free upcycled bottle cap magnet! You can get more details on the Green Challenge while on their site.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for your Earth Day magnet to arrive.

Facebook Coupon: $3 Coupon for Rayovac Rechargeable Batteries


Here is a great coupon for Earth Day! CLICK HERE to "Like" (fan) Rayovac on Facebook and you will be able to print a coupon for $3.00 Off Rechargeable Batteries! I use Rayovac Rechargeable batteries in my camera and they work great!

SodaStream Review and Giveaway! Day 5 of Earth Week Giveaway Celebration!

1 Winner, Ends 5/13 @ 10pm EST!



Today is Day 5 of my Earth Week Giveaway Celebration! Be sure to check out my other great Earth Week Giveaways on my sidebar.

I will admit to you that we love soda (or pop as we call it here in our house in Michigan). I don't always like the price and I do not like flat soda. I also don't enjoy lugging bags of soda cans back to the store to return for deposit (Michigan has a 10 cent deposit on all their soda cans and bottles). So when I came across the SodaStream site I was excited to try out a Soda Maker.

SodaStream is a smarter way to enjoy soda! Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor.

Making your favorite soda, flavored sparkling water or energy drink is simple, with SodaStream's wide variety of over 30 sodamix syrups including dozens of regular, diet and caffeine-free options. Flavors include classics like cola, lemon-lime, and root beer...Exotic fruit flavors like orange mango and diet pink grapefruit...Energy drink, sparkling iced teas and cocktail mixers. Each bottle of sodamix makes about 12 liters of soda (about 33 cans!) for around 25 cents per 12-ounce can.

SodaStream Carbonators are made of lightweight aluminum to exacting standards set forth by the US Department of Transportation. We maintain the highest quality standards to ensure safety and purity of our CO2 refills. Carbonators are available in two sizes, to make up to 60 or 110 liters of soda or sparkling water per carbonator. A full, licensed CO2 carbonator is included with the purchase of every SodaStream soda maker kit. When empty, SodaStream takes back the cylinder to be cleaned, inspected, refilled and reused. Carbonators may be exchanged online, or at select SodaStream authorized retailers.

SodaStream carbonating bottles are specially designed, high pressure-resistant bottles for use with SodaStream soda makers. SodaStream PET carbonating bottles are BPA-free and may be reused for up to 3 years. The glass carafes included with the Penguin soda maker may be used indefinitely, with proper care. Every SodaStream bottle and carafe comes with a fizz-preserving cap that helps to keep drinks fresh and fizzy longer than store-bought bottles. (The above highlighed information is taken directly from the Sodastream website)



Here is our Fountain Jet Starter Kit, you can see what is left of our Cola and Orange Mango!

I received a Fountain Jet in Red to review! It arrived on Spring Break and I had a house full of kids. They were all so excited to try it out (so was my hubby and I)! We broke it out and tried it out right away. We made Cola and Orange mango first. It is a very simple and fast process. I like that you can control how much fizz (or carbonation) you put in each bottle. We have played around with it a bit and realized what flavors we like more carbonation or less. The bottles keep the soda fresh and fizzy for days. We took both bottles filled with Orange Mango Soda on our Spring Break getaway a couple weeks ago and even after we got home, the little bit of soda that was left still tasted like it did the day we made it! That can't be said about normal 2 liters of soda after they are opened! Like I said before, I dislike flat soda and won't drink out of a 2 liter bottle after a day or 2 of being open. It usually ends up getting dumped down the kitchen sink. I don't see that ever happening to a SodaStream Bottle!

Everyone in my house (and even everyone who has tried it, ie. nieces, nephews and sister in laws) loves the soda that our Fountain Jet makes! I am going to be buying some more flavors very soon. Orange Mango is my favorite right now, but I will say that the Diet Cola is not bad either. This coming from a Diet Coke addict, who does not like drinking other brands of diet. My only warning about using your Soda Maker is that when you are pouring your flavored syrup in the bottle, pour slowly and tilt the bottle, or you will end up with an explosion of soda all over the counter! :) It does tell you this in the instructions, but silly me forgot and poured the capful of syrup in all at once and ended up wearing the soda and having a big mess to clean up!

My oldest Daughter enjoying a cup of Orange Mango Soda!

The Fountain Jet does not take up much room on the counter and is very lightweight. I love how they have various colors to choose from to match your decor. I was very excited to see they had red, since my kitchen has red accents!

You can view the different style of Soda Makers and Sodamix HERE. The Soda Makers start at $89.95 and the Sodamix runs between $4.99 and $6.99.

**SodaStream is giving one of you a Fountain Jet Starter Kit with choice of Flavors! Sweet!**

GIVEAWAY: One lucky reader of Money Saving Mama in Michigan will win a Fountain Jet Starter Kit (approx. $100, your Starter Kit may be different than the one I received) with choice of Flavors! Winner must reside in the Continental US (no Hawaii or Alaska please).


WAYS TO ENTER: Please leave a separate comment for each entry!! You can do as many as you like!

*Like SodaStream on Facebook. 1 entry

*Become a follower of SodaStream on Twitter. 1 entry

*Visit the SodaStream site HERE and leave me a comment telling me which flavor you would like to try the most! 1 entry

*Enter one of my other giveaways. Leave me a comment telling me which one you entered! You can enter as many as you want, with 1 entry for each giveaway entered! 1 entry each

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Google Friend Connect. You can become a follower by clicking on the link on my right sidebar. If your already a follower that counts too! 1 entry

*Subscribe to Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Email. You can submit your email address on my right sidebar. 1 entry

*Like Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Facebook! Doing this already, that counts 1 entry

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Twitter! Already a follower, that counts! 1 entry

*Share this great giveaway with your friends! Blog about it, tweet it or share it on Facebook, either way gets you an entry in the giveaway! Do all 3 and you have 3 entries! Please come back and leave me the direct link. 1 entry each

Please leave me your email address with your comments so I can contact you if your the winner or make sure it is listed on your profile page.

All entries must be made by Thursday, May 13th@ 10pm EST. Open to people residing in the Continental US only (no Hawaii or Alaska please). I will pick 1 lucky winner using Random.org and will post it on my blog as well as email the winner! If a winner does not contact me with their mailing info within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Any questions please contact me at moneysavingmamainmichigan@yahoo.com

I received a SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit for free to aid in my review. My thoughts and opinion's expressed here are my own and were not influenced by SodaStream. I received no monetary compensation for this review. SodaStream is providing a 2nd Fountain Jet Starter Kit for the above giveaway.

Happy Earth Day 2010!


The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This day was created by American Senator, Gaylord Nelson, to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean. On that day,people made promises to help the environment and make positive changes in their community. Since then, more than 500 million people in over 180 countries have participated in Earth Day activities! (this info was taken from EcoKids site)

I have been trying to be more earth friendly or green over the past year or so. I am switching to reusable bags, switching my light bulbs to CFL, using chemical free cleaners in my home, recycling, turning lights off when we are not using them and unplugging appliances. These are just a few, but I feel that if everyone makes a few small changes, we make a huge impact!

What are you doing to be more Green?

All week I have been hosting an Earth Week Giveaway Celebration! Each day I am introducing you to an earth friendly company and offering a giveaway to go along! Today is Day 5! Look for that to go up on the blog very soon. You won't want to miss out, today's is fun if you like soda! You can check out my other earth friendly giveaways below.


Ends 5/3: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Starter Kit, 1 winner







Happy Earth Day! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pottery Barn Kids Earth Day Celebration, 4/22


Here is a fun event taking place on Earth Day! Head to your local Pottery Barn Kids between 11am and 3pm for an Earth Day Celebration! The celebration will include earth-friendly stories and activities! The kids will get to take home a surprise that they can plant at home! Giveaway is while supplies last.

Just to be safe you might want to check with your local Potter Barn to see if they are participating before heading out.

CLICK HERE for more info.

Earth Day Freebie: Free Earth tee from Hanes with purchase


Buy 3 Hanes products and the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree, up to 20,000, on Hanes behalf. They will also send you a free Earth Day T-Shirt. Offer good from April 1, 2010 - May 15, 2010!

CLICK HERE for more details and to get your form!