8/14/2021 Back to School Backpack Giveaway (National City, CA)

If you aren’t able to make the other school supply/backpack giveaways I have posted about, this event, brought to you by San Diego Child Support.

  • August 14, 2021
  • 9am-1pm
  • 401 Mile of Cars Way National City, CA 91950

8/3/2021-8/5/2021 FREE Family End of Summer Palooza (La Mesa, CA)

I’ve been looking for back-to-school freebies and backpack giveaways to post about, and I found this event, sponsored by Grossmont Healthcare District.

The event is FREE to attend and will include free back-to-school supplies, health activities, and fun prizes given away each day!

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Each day during the event, there will be a Food drive To help local community members in need. They will be collecting canned foods to give back to the East County community.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 10AM-2PM: Get ready for back to school The park will be filled with community partners and a back to school giveaways! A DJ will get the fun time going all day long.

Wednesday, August 4th, 10AM-2PM: Get crafty The fun continues with take-home crafts in the park, face-painting activities, and a story-time led by some furry friends, including free books to those that join!

Thursday, August 5th, 10AM-2PM: Get active For a family activity, we’ll have a fun group exercise for all ages and levels of activity to get you moving outdoors! A fresh food giveaway will be this day, as well as the big prize- a $120 Gift Card!


Community Partners:

  • Herrick Health Library
  • YMCA
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • Neighborhood Healthcare
  • La Maestra
  • San Diego Food Bank
  • El Cajon Valley High School Community Center
  • Love on a Leash
  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • San Ysidro Health
  • Molina

7/23/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals!

Hey Gang! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for some freebies and deals.

This week has been fun! We have relatives visiting from out of town. Additionally, The littlest kiddo finished up her literacy summer program, and the big kid had his first week without summer school. Lots of swimming this week! I hope you’ve had a good week and are ready got some freebies!

As usual, let’s start this off with some ways to keep the kiddos fed and entertained this summer:

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

Most of these freebies and deals are online. I know y’all are vaxxed and ready to party, but I’m trying to keep you safe. Keep up the social distancing with strangers, wash and sanitize your hands, and cover your mouth and nose if you are going to be around strangers. The kids and I still mask up when we go out, and I’ve got hand sanitizer at the ready.


Free Food and School Supplies from Ibotta
Free Snacks, Candy, and Supplements from Try Products
Free Lancome Lash Idole Lifting & Volumizing Mascara
Free Sample of L’Oreal Revitalift Glycolic Acid Serum
Free Sample of Essence LIR Pet Food
Free Else Nutrition Plant-Powered Complete Nutrition Shake Mix
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free Subscription to Cottages & Bungalows Magazine
Free Sample of Enfagrow Toddler Formula
Free Honey Stinger Waffle at Sprouts
Free Entenmann’s Little Bites Mini Tarts at Walmart
Free Macy’s Fragrances
Free Subscription to American Farmhouse Style Magazine
Free Starkist Tuna for Soldiers
Free American Golden Lager & Hard Seltzer House Party Kit
Free Pride Sticker
Free Baby’s Busy Day: Being One is So Much Fun! Book
Free Sample of L’Oreal Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Free Mini Pineapple Plant
Free Pet Telemedicine Visit
Free Sample of La Roche-Posay SPF 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk
Free Sample of L’Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation
Free Eco Lips Lip Balm
2 Free Pints of Nightfood Ice Cream
Free The Little Potato Company Savory Herb Microwave Ready Kit



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