Cheesecake Factory - Printable Cheesecake Coupon TODAY ONLY (7/29) - Half Price Cheesecake on 7/30

July 30th is National Cheesecake Day!  The Cheesecake Factory is offering any slice of their cheesecake for half price on Friday, July 30th.  

As a bonus, they are offering a preview day, TODAY (7/30)!  Click here to print a coupon to get a slice of cheesecake for just $1.50 today!  They have a flavor to suit everyone!  They also have really good food. 

Click here to view their mouth watering flavors!  My all time favorite is "Craig's Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake".

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Get a $20 Gift Card when you join Sam's Club

Sam's Club is offering a $20 Gift Card to anyone that signs up for a new Sam's Club Membership! Click here for details. This offer is good through August 1, 2010. Pin It now!


Snap, Share & Win! Rayovac Summer Photo Contest

The Snap, Share & Win! Rayovac Summer Photo Contest begins on August 2, 2010 and will conclude on August 29, 2010.  Each week will feature a different photo theme.  Eligible contestants will be able to complete the entry form on Rayovac’s website, upload a photo and specify the theme.  Contestants may upload 1 photo each week for a maximum of 3 photos.  Once photos are posted, viewers can vote for 1 photo a day and add an unlimited number of comments.  Contestants and viewers can share the contest with their friends (eighteen years old or older) utilizing the “Invite Friends” button or by sending an email.  The photos receiving the most votes for each theme will win prizes.  Rayovac Powers Fun, have fun and be creative with your photo entries! All levels of photography welcome!  I cannot wait, because I love to take pictures and view pictures taken by others.

For each of the three themes there will be:

Grand Prize- a Digital Camera Package, complete with a Photo Printer and Rayovac Rechargeables and a Digital Photo Frame for three of the Grand Prize Winner’s friends.
Second Place Prize- Photo Printer
Runner Up Prize- Digital Photo Frame Keychain

Phase One:  Submit photo entry August 2, 2010- August 22, 2010.
(Week 1: Fun with Water Photo. Week 2: Fun Pet Photo. Week 3: Summer Fun Photo)
Phase Two: Public Vote August 2, 2010- August 29, 2010.
Phase Three: Winners Announced September 8, 2010. 
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Famous Dave's - Dave's Eat FREE August 1st

Sunday, August 1, 2010 is Dave's Day at Famous Dave's.  Anyone named Dave, David or Davy will receive a FREE Entree (up to $15).  My son is in luck, his name is David!  

If you're middle name is Dave, you're not out of luck, you will receive half off of your entree (up to $7.50).  Sorry, last names do not count, you must be present and present a valid picture I.D.  Valid on carry out and dine in orders. Click here for more information. Pin It now!

Penguins of Madagascar DVD & Trix Cereal GIVEAWAY

SUMMER IS IN SESSION! Along with family vacations and trips to the zoo, General Mills is teaming up with Nickelodeon's The Penguins of Madagascar to bring the action-packed adventures of summer to your very own breakfast table.  This is a great combination for my kids, because they love Trix cereal and thoroughly enjoyed The Penguins of Madagascar movie!

Inside specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals, you“ll "commence operations" with one of five characters from The Penguins of Madagascar; Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, Private or King Julien. Each participating cereal contains one character launcher with mission details outlined on the back of the box including:
  • Dive In, Soldier - Set an empty plastic cereal bowl on the table and try to pop your launcher into it. Wear a helmet or you“ll be squid bait.
  • Longest Propulsion Launcher - Challenge your troops to see who can launch their character the furthest. Go long or go back to the zoo.
  • Target Practice - Create a landing zone with a spoon and try to strategically drop your character into the sweet spot. Hit the target or go back to the drawing board. 
  • Clear the Wall - Do you have enough projectile pop to push your launcher over the top of the box? Proceed launching troops, earn those wings!
Each character is unique and has their own specific role, and together, they're a team with lots of character. With five character launchers to collect, make a splash this summer and try to successfully complete all of their missions. 

You can enter to win the "Penguins of Madagascar" prize pack (pictured below), which includes a one box of Trix cereal, a Penguins of Madagascar launcher and the new Penguins of Madagascar movie, The Penguins of Madagascar Operation: DVD Premier.

Just leave a comment below answering the following question.
  • Which character from Penguins of Madagascar is your child's favorite or even your own favorite?
Please leave your e-mail address or login to your account, so I can contact you if you win. You can leave a comment as "Anonymous" and type your e-mail address in the comment section or you can leave your first and last name in the comment section if you are a Facebook friend or fan. Just let me know, so I know how to contact you, if you win. (Your email will not be used to send spam to by us or anyone else.) The winner will be chosen by and announced on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 11:59pm.

If you are reading via email or a feed, please visit directly to leave your comments to enter the giveaway!

Disclosure: General Mills and Nickelodeon sponsored this giveaway by providing me with the prize pack, information and additional prize pack for the winner through MyBlogSparkTM. I did not receive any other compensation from MyBlogSpark for reviewing these products. Pin It now!

FREE Mobility Guide - Power Chair or Mobility Scooter

Click Here to request a FREE Mobility Guide from the Scooter Store.  You or a loved one may be eligible to qualify for a Power Chair or Mobility Scooter at little to no cost. 

My grandmother could use a power chair or mobility scooter, so I signed her up to receive more information.  You have to the choice to request it for yourself or to have it sent to a loved one.

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Target Deals and Printable Coupons

Target has posted many new coupons.  $189.10 in savings to be exact!  Click here  to view and print the coupon.  Here are a few of my favorite deal scenarios:

Bear Naked granola 2/$7
Buy 2 and use (2) $0.50/1 Target coupons found click here
Plus, stack with the buy one get one free coupon found click here
Final cost only $1.25 each!

Hunts Snack Pack Pudding 4-packs $0.95 (Price Cut at some stores thru 8/21)
Use the $1/3 Target coupon found click here
Final cost only $0.62 each!

Chef Boyardee Microwaveables $0.80 (Price Cut at some stores thru 8/28) or
Chef Boyardee Ravioli $0.99
Use the $1/1 Target store coupon found click here

Aquafresh Kids 4.6 oz Pump $1.62
Use the $0.50/1 Target store coupon found click here
Plus, stack with the $1/1 coupon found click here
=  $0.12

Softsoap Aloe Hand Soap $0.97 (Regular Price)
Use the $0.50/1 coupon from click here
= $0.47
Bic Stic Grip 7 ct Easy Glide Ball Point Pens $0.99
Use the $1/1 Target store coupon found click here

GE Reveal 4-Pack 40, 60, 75 or 100 Watt Standard Bulbs $2.14
Buy 2 and use 2 $1.50/1 Target coupons found click here
Plus, use the $1/2 coupon found click here
= $0.14 each

Green Works Detergent $9.99
Use the $3/1 coupon from click here
Plus, use the $3/1 Target coupon from click here
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Huggies $3.00 Printable Diaper Coupon

Yeah!  The $3.00 printable coupon for Huggies diapers is back!  Click here to print your coupon (Household category).  In addition to the printable Huggies coupon, there are 139 additional money saving coupons available for print.  There is even a coupon for $10 off of a regular single day admission at Kings Dominion. Pin It now!

I'm back!

I'm back!  My computer crashed and I spent many days trying to get it back up and running.  Then I spent over a week playing "catch up"!  

My computer crashed due to a nasty little virus that disguised itself as a virus protection program.  If you have been through this, you know how frustrating it is.

My computer would not boot up, so I needed a copy of Windows XP to boot from the CD.  Come to find out, my computer did not come with a Windows CD.  Of course, I did not realize this until now (4 years later).  Instead, it came with a picture of a CD that stated that I would not need a CD due to the system restore option.  Well, you can perform a system restore if you can get to the system restore menu.  I had no idea when I contracted this virus, so I just wanted to get to my desktop and remove the viruses.  In order to do this, I would need to repair Windows, so I called Dell and spent many hours on the phone with them trying to get a copy of Windows XP.  They told me that my computer was out of warranty and that they could not help me without charging an hourly fee.  I did not need help, just a copy of Windows.  I argued that I paid for a Windows XP license when I bought the PC, therefore I have the right to hold a copy of it on CD.  My previous Dell computer came with a Windows CD.  I understand that they have had problems with people passing around their copies of Windows to others or using it to upgrade Windows on another PC, but this was not the case for me.  I just wanted to repair my computer!  I finally got through to a manager and he was able to overnight a copy to me free of charge.

It is unfortunate that I had to learn the hard way, but I will never go under protected again.  I will also ensure that my next computer comes with a Windows CD, that is if I don't make the switch to Mac and believe me, it is very tempting!  Do you have a Mac?  Have you found that they are worth the additional cost?  Also, please share your favorite anti-virus programs with us in the comments section below.  

I found four FREE anti-virus programs that have excellent reviews and have worked very well for me so far.  I installed all four of these programs on my computer.  I thought I would share them with everyone, especially considering the fact that they are FREE!  Some of these have paid upgrade options, but you can elect to stick with the free version as I have.  Here they are:

Spyware Doctor (offered by Google)

Windows Anti-malware (a Windows product)

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Border's 40% Off Printable Coupon

Borders and Waldenbooks are offering a printable coupon and an online promo code for 40% off any one list-priced item.  

Click here to print your coupon.  Use the following promo code for online purchases: BUJ8050C at checkout. Valid through July 26, 2010.

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Baskin Robbins - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Soft Serve Cone

Click here to print this rare coupon for "buy 1 soft serve cone, get 1 FREE" to use at Baskin Robbins.  Expires on 8/8/10. Pin It now!


Heinz Ketchup Facebook Fans - Enter to win a $30 Chili's Bar and Grill Gift Card

Click here to play Chili's and Heinz Ode To Awesome game on Facebook to enter to win a $30 Chili's Bar and Grill gift card.  You have to create a poem using the available words.

I played, not expecting to win, and actually won a gift card!  I created a poem that made some sort of sense!  "I imagine Chili's for lunch and yell Ketchup"  It is harder than you think!  The poem must contain a minimum of 7 words and a maximum of 15 words.  Heinz is rewarding 157 instant-win gift-cards daily. Contest ends August 1, 2010.  Pin It now!

FREE Mountain Dew Wristband for Facebook Fans through 7/16 at 6pm

Mountain Dew is celebrating reaching 1 million fans on Facebook by giving away FREE wristbands! Click here to become a fan of Mountain Dew on Facebook and get a FREE “Dew Fanatic” Wristband in the color of your choice.  Fill out the offer form on the  ‘1 Million’ Fan Celebration Tab. Hurry though, this tab will only be open for 24 hours and closed at 6pm ET on July 16th.
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Michelin - Enter to Win a Trance X1 Mountain Bike

MichelinMichelin is giving away a Trance X1 Mountain Bike during their Wild Bike Sweepstakes.  Click here for a chance win Michelin's Wild Bike 2010 Sweepstakes.  Ends July 31, 2010.
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Crush Soda Coupon

Click here to print a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupon for a 20oz. bottle of any Crush soda (up to $1.49).  Available while supplies last. Pin It now!


McDonald's $1 Printable Coupon for a New Fruit Smoothie or Frappe

You don't see printable McDonald's coupons very often.  Click here to print a coupon for McDonald's new Real Fruit Smoothie or Frappe (caramel or mocha).  I have not tried their new fruit smoothies, but I love their Caramel Frappes.  They taste just like a Starbucks' Frappuccino.  The best part is that they are cheaper!  Expires on 8/15/10. Pin It now!


Stackable Coupons for Hefty = $2 Off on top of Sale Prices at Target

Hefty has a manufacturer coupon available now and Target has a printable  store coupon for Hefty trash bags available.  You can use both of these coupons at Target to save $2.  Target has the larger boxes of Hefty waste bags on sale right now for the following prices: Hefty CinchSak 60-ct. 30 gallon or 100-ct. 13 gallon; Glad 84- or 100-ct. 13 gallon or 55-ct. 30 gallon.

- Click here  $1 Manufacturer Coupon (for Facebook Fans on "Coupon" tab)

- Click here  $1 Target Store Coupon ("Household" category)

Note: I found a small box of lemon/lime scented Hefty trash bags on the top shelf on clearance at my local Target and was able to use the above coupons to save even more!  Look for these in your local store.

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FREE Sample of GoodNites

Click here to request a FREE sample of GoodNites from Walmart.  By the way, GoodNites is a Huggies' product.  Therefore, you can use coupons for Huggies on GoodNites. Pin It now!

New Printable Target Coupons

Target just released some awesome coupons that may = FREE clothes for you!  There are several clothing coupons ranging from $1 - $5 off.  Check the clearance racks at your local store to see if you can apply these coupons to clothing items.  There is also a $3 off Merona Handbag coupon that can be used towards the handbags that are currently on clearance.

Click here to view and print the new printable Target coupons, including food, personal care, pet, electronic and school supply categories.

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FREE Personalized Photo Mousepad for Facebook Fans

ArtsCow is offering up FREE Personalized Photo Mousepad for Facebook Fans!   You have to have at least 50 friends on Facebook and you have to post it to your wall via the link or you will not receive the coupon code.  They are giving away 2,000 FREE Mousepads a day.

Click here to connect to Facebook and post this deal on your wall.  Then you will receive the coupon code immediately.  Follow the link, create your mousepad, add it to your shopping cart and enter your coupon code.  Valid through July 26, 2010. Pin It now!

$10/$10 Famous Footwear Printable Coupon - TODAY (7/12) ONLY!

Click here to get a printable coupon for $10 off a $10 or more purchase on Famous Footwear's Facebook Fan Page!  Note: You can view the coupon without logging in.  The coupon is good TODAY (7/12) ONLY!  Hurry over to your Famous Footwear store with this coupon and you should be able to get FREE socks! Pin It now!

FREE Diet Coke with Coupon

Click here to become a fan of Diet Coke on Faceboook.  Then give up to 5 friends a "boost" by clicking on the button.  They will receive a $1 off printable Diet Coke coupon. Be sure to ask them to give you a "boost" back, so you will receive one too.

Your selected friends will receive an email in their Facebook inbox with a link to the printable coupon.

This coupon is valid for $1 off of a 14-20 oz. size Diet Coke.  They go on sale for $1 on a regular basis.  Save your coupon for a $1 sale to score a FREE Diet Coke or use it now to save $1! Pin It now!


FREE Thai Cashew Chicken at Panda Express on 7/14/10 ONLY with coupon

Click here to print a coupon for FREE Thai Cashew Chicken at Panda Express on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 ONLY! Single Entree serving, one coupon per person. Pin It now!

FREE Sample of Dentyne Gum for Facebook Fans

Click here to request a FREE sample of Dentyne Pure Gum from Dentyne.  From the comments on Facebook, the gum sounds like it is really good!  Pin It now!


Free Trial Pair: Dailies AquaComfort Plus Contact Lenses

My husband is considering wearing contacts versus glasses.  He has a trial pair of contacts that he is using right now, so this sample is perfect for him! 

Click on the link above to request a FREE Trial Pair of Dailies AquaComfort Plus Contacts and a rebate for up to $100 on your first purchase.
  Limited time offer. While supplies last. Must meet certain criteria to be eligible for full rebate. Pin It now!

New Printable Coupons for July

Visit to visit and choose from 163 manufacturer coupons to print!

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Bear Naked Granola and Trail Mix - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Printable Coupon

Click here to become a fan of Bear Naked on Facebook, click on the "Offers" tab and print a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupon (valued up to $5).  Buy one 12oz or greater Bear Naked product and get
a second Bear Naked product free ($5.00 vaue) - while supplies last.
  You will receive the coupon by e-mail after entering your e-mail address.

If you are not familiar with Bear Naked, they make 100% pure and natural granolas and trail mixes that are great when you are looking for a tasty snack.   
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Bloom & Harveys added to text for a FREE Hershey Bar

Bloom, Harveys and Food Lion customers can get a FREE Hershey's Chocolate Bar through July 13, 2010 by texting the following to this number: 467467

- For Bloom text: FREECANDY to the above number.

- For Harveys text: CANDY to the above number.

- For Food Lion text: HERSHEY to the above number.

You will receive a message, reply with your loyalty card number and they will load a coupon onto your loyalty card for a FREE Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar. 

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FREE Orange Chicken at Panda Express

This coupon is for my fellow night owls!  Click here to print a coupon for a FREE Single Entree Serving of Orange Chicken with any purchase at Panda Express.  This is only valid at 9pm or later each evening through July 11, 2010.  Valid only at participating locations.

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Redbox Text Club - FREE Monthly Movie Code

I just LOVE Redbox!  $1 for newly released movies... it doesn't get much better than that!  As if $1 was not cheap enough, now they are offering a FREE rental code once a month as as a text message (SMS) for anyone who joins (FREE) the Redbox text club.  You will receive a promo code good for a FREE rental on the first Monday of every month.  Click here to join.  

Don't forget that you can return Redbox movies to ANY Redbox.  This always works out great when we travel.  The kids get movies at a local Redbox, watch them while we are on the road and we return them at a Redbox near our vacation spot.

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50¢ Printable Lay's Kettle Cooked Chips Coupon

Click here to print a coupon for 50¢ off of your next purchase of Lay's Kettle Cooked Chips. Pin It now!

AMF Bowling - $5 Printable Coupon (up to $50 off)

THIS OFFER HAS REACHED IT'S PRINT LIMIT.  AMF Bowling is offering up this HOT printable coupon again!  It did not last long last time, so HURRY up and print it.  Click here to print a coupon valid for $5 off bowling per person for up to 10 people.  That's up to $50 off! You will also receive monthly offers and printable coupons. This is a great way to beat the heat. Pin It now!

7¢ Box of Capri Sun Juice Packs at Food Lion with Coupon and FREE Hershey Bar

I stopped by Food Lion tonight and scored a 10 pack of Capri Sun Juice Packs for just 7¢ with the following $2 off coupon!  They are priced at $2.07 at my local Food Lion.  Click here to print a Food Lion store coupon for $2 off of your next purchase of Capri Suns.  One coupon per person.  Bring your kids and/or hubby and have each of them use a coupon.  Expires on 7/13/10.

I just received the following offer by e-mail from Food Lion.  Text HERSHEY to 467467, you will receive a message, reply with your MVP card number and they will load a coupon onto your MVP card for a FREE Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar.   Pin It now!

Mr. Peanut $1.50 Planter's Flavor Grove Almonds Coupon

Planters is offering a $1.50 printable coupon for their Planter's Flavor Grove Almonds.  Hurry, before they meet their print limit!  Click here, become a fan of Mr. Peanut on Facebook and click on the “Coupon” tab to print your coupon. Pin It now!


FREE Softlips Pure 100% Natural Lip Gloss for first 10,000

Seventeen Magazine is giving away 10,000 FREE Softlips Pure 100% Natural Lip Gloss to the first 10,000 people to sign up.  Click here to sign up for your FREE lip gloss!  Enter pure as the code word.  This offer is for females between the ages of 13 and 29.  Therefore, the birthdate the you give must reflect this.

NOTE: Make sure you click on the link that reads: "No purchase is necessary to enter. If you'd prefer enter the sweepstakes without starting a trial subscription to Seventeen or if you are already a subscriber, click here

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Happy Independence Day!

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!  Did you know that Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?   

Click here to read more about Independence Day, including fun facts and recipes. Pin It now!

Home Depot - 10% Off Coupon

The Home Depot Mover Program is back!  Have you moved, are you moving or are you even thinking about moving?  Click Here to sign up with Home Depot Movers (FREE) and you will receive a 10% off coupon for your next ENTIRE in-store purchase. 
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AMC – $1 Popcorn and Drink on July 4th

Click here to become a fan of AMC on Facebook and print a coupon for ANY size popcorn for $1 and fountain drink for $1.  You can print as many as you want!  

My local AMC offers FREE refills on the large size popcorn and large size drinks, so I'm going with the large and sharing with my family for just a dollar!

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Starbucks Treat Receipt

Starbucks has brought back their "Treat Receipt" program!  From June 29 to October 4, make any purchase before 2pm and enjoy any Grande cold beverage for just $2 (plus tax) after 2pm the same day at participating U.S. stores. Just remember to show your receipt when you return and have a cold one!

If you do not like coffee or even if you do, try the Creme Base Caramel Frappuccino!  It is really good.  I never said good for you... just really good!  Click here for details. Pin It now!

NEW Printable Clorox Coupons and more!

Click here to view and print new Clorox coupons and over 160 additional printable coupons. Pin It now!

Ed Hardy - $15 off Women’s Tanks with $70 Purchase

Ed Hardy

Click here to get $15 off all Women’s Ed Hardy Tanks with a purchase of $70 or more. Pin It now!

Nielsen Homescan - Try Your Zip Code Now!

Update: Many readers have shown an interest in registering for this program, but were having problems signing up.  This is a NEW link.  The applicants are approved based on zip code.

The Nielsen Homescan Program has opened up for registration again!  The National Consumer Panel measures consumers' attitudes and behavior. 
Here's your opportunity to influence the products that companies make and sell. Retailers and manufacturers need people like you to give their input to improve their products.  Get rewarded for your opinions! 

If you are selected, Nielsen will send you a scanner to scan all of the new products that you purchase for your home.  I can see the kids having fun with this!  You will receive points that are redeemable for electronics, household items, toys, jewelry and more.  They also have a random sweepstakes that gives you a chance to win cash prizes.  Click here to apply for this FREE and rewarding program.

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