Sprouts Monthly Sampling Program is Ending!

That’s right, the Sprouts full-size sampling program has been canceled. Honestly, it was really hard to get them on the app or find them in the store, so I’m not at all surprised that this program is closing.

BUT- Never fear! With in-app coupons from the Sprouts app, as well as savings/cash back apps (find my favorites here), there are still tons of ways to save at Sprouts!

9/30/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals

It’s Friday, Friday.. something something Friday, or however that Rebecca Black song goes.

Anyway, I’m stoked about the weekend. The kids and I are going to the library and park after school, we’ve got martial arts tomorrow morning, and I’m going to a bachelorette party tomorrow night!

And- there are a lot of really great freebies and deals this week.

Don’t forget all of the 2022 Birthday Freebies! Make sure to check this article out and sign up for birthday freebies at least 2-3 weeks before your birthday.

Freebies:

Text for $10 Off at Lane Bryant = Free Item
Free Home Security Camera
Free Culina Plant-Based Yogurt After Rebate
Free Baby Samples & Full Sized Products from Amazon
Free Blake’s Crispy Treat at Sam’s
Free Bottle of Super Coffee After Rebate
Free Sample of Sorion Herbal Cream
Free Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum Sample
Free Viktor&Rolf Good Fortune Fragrance Sample
Verizon Up Rewards – 4 Free Fandango Movie Tickets
Last Chance for a $1 Shipped Personalized Children’s Book
Free $5 Staples Rewards
Free Jar of Outrage of Love Spice at Penzeys
Free Gratsy Box
Free Motorola Baby Monitor
Free Planters Sweet & Spicy Peanuts at Select Stores
Possible Free $125 Beverages Research Study
Free LED Flashlight at Harbor Freight
Free Bluetooth Conference Speakerphone
Free Lupii Plant-Based Protein Bar
Free Rise Brewing Co. Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Free Copy of the Jiffy Mix Recipe Booklet
Free Sample of Derma E Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner
Free Degree Dry Spray Sample
Free Core Barat Kroger & Affiliates
Free Subscription to W Magazine
Free Vanity Mirror or Spa Set
Free Aveeno Body Wash
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Bloomingdale’s Little Freebies Box
Free Bath & Shower Set or Vanity Mirror for Tweens
Free Golden Wing Barley Milk
Free Food, Drinks & a Big Yellow Cup at Dickey’s
Free Simple Mills Nut Butter Stuffed Sandwich Cookies
Free Smartypants Kids Multivitamins at Sam’s
Free Comvita Raw Manuka Honey
Free Purina EverRoot Calming Dog Supplement
Free Tea at McAlister’s Deli
Free Coffee Every Friday at Cumberland Farms
Free Sun-Maid Recipe Booklets
Free Nike Products

 

Deals:

Raffia Earrings ONLY $6 (Reg. $10)
Tie-Dye Pajama Set ONLY $10.34 (Reg. $23)
Sofia Active Fleece Shorts ONLY $7.48 (Reg. $18)
Wireless Charger ONLY $15.95 (Reg. $27)
Conair Vanity Mirror ONLY $28 (Reg. $90)
Wildfox Women’s Sweatshirt ONLY $16.61 (Reg. $88)
Bracelet Set ONLY $4.19 (Reg. $14)
100 Colored Pencils ONLY $13 (Reg. $27.49)
Women’s Apparel Clearance from $4 at Walmart
Cheap TV Deal – 65 inch 4K Roku Smart TV ONLY $368 (Reg $448)
Rimmel Eye Liner ONLY $0.69 (Reg. $4.49)
Professional Pedicure Kit ONLY $9.98 (Reg. $43.89)
Rimmel Eye Makeup Remover ONLY $0.69 ($4.49)
Rimmel Lip Gloss ONLY $0.39 (Reg. $3.99)

9/29/2022- National Coffee Day Freebies

Today is National Coffee Day! I waited until the last minute to post because I was looking for the best deals and freebies to share.

Let’s start with a contest because everyone wants to be a winner! Win 1 of 20 $1,500 Gift Card AND 1-Year Coffee Supply.

Tomorrow, check Wendy’s app to get a FREE small Frosty-ccino with purchase. Woo Hoo! (Available for a limited time only at participating U.S. Wendy’s. Offer valid for a limited time only at participating U.S. Wendy’s. Offer must be redeemed via the Wendy’s App. Account registration required.)

7Eleven –  7Rewards loyalty members can get a free hot coffee of any size with the purchase of a baked good offer in the 7Now app.

85°C Bakery Cafe – Free coffee with the app

Barnes & Noble – Free hot or iced tall coffee with purchase of any bake case item on 9/29

Bruegger’s Bagels – Free coffee with any purchase in the app

Burger King – Free Small Iced Coffee with an app or online purchase of $1+ during breakfast hours thru 9/30

Circle K – Free coffee when you text FREE to 31310

Corner Bakery Cafe – Free hot or cold brewed coffee with purchase thru 10/1

Del Taco – Free coffee with any purchase till 11am in the Del Yeah! Rewards app

Dunkin – Free medium hot or iced coffee with ANY purchase, exclusively for DD Perks members

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free drip coffee with any order placed in the app

IKEA – Free coffee or tea with IKEA Family

 

Parents! Free Sample Offer from Kabrita!

** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

When my littles were wee, they both had delicate tummies. It’s hard to know what kinds of formula to trust, so after lots of research, trying samples, and talking to other moms (really our pediatrician was ZERO help- she’s a nice lady, but formula wasn’t her wheelhouse), I stumbled upon Kabrita.

Our pediatrician is really big on making sure babies get prebiotics and probiotics, especially if they are formula fed. Kabrita has prebiotics, which is a natural digestive aid.

I like Kabrita because it doesn’t have any added white or processed sugar- just lactose, the sweetener from milk! Also, Kabrita formula smells like goats milk and tastes like goats milk. I will confess: after smelling some formulas I wouldn’t want to taste them, but I tried an ounce of Kabrita once just to see. It tastes like goats milk.

I’ve been telling moms about it for a few years now, and one thing I love is that they have a really great sample program.

Sign up here, and you’ll receive:

*$6.99 shipping & handling applies at checkout, limited to one offer per household.

All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I’ve used Kabrita for both of my kids.

Meal Kit Round Up and Deals- Updated for 2022!

In my 12+ years as a blogger, I have reviewed a fair number of meal kits on the market. With the seemingly never-ending quarantine and the new normal being social distancing, something different is now more appreciated than ever.

I love trying out meal kits, they are a great way to try new recipes with new ingredients that I may not already have on hand. Here are a few of the meal kits that I’ve tried, links to reviews, and any deals or coupon codes I could find.

My number one local Meal Plan company is Dream Dinners (a review can be found here). There are locations all over the US, and my go-to location in La Mesa.

If you’ve never checked out Dream Dinners, Check out this great deal!

Learn how to meal prep with Dream Dinners. Available at our local stores, the Meal Prep Starter Pack will help you get dinner on the table with up to 4 family-style dinners for just $79.00.

  • Chef-created, family-friendly recipes are prepped in our local assembly kitchens.
  • Ready-to-cook frozen dinners leave you prepared for dinner.
  • Easy to follow instructions making both cooking and clean up simple and stress-free.
  • 20 years of experience.

Overall, my favorite mail order/delivery meal kit company is Dinnerly.

They have a nice mix of kid-friendly dishes and stuff that is decidedly more “grown-up food”. I wrote a review here. In addition to having a nice mix of dishes to choose from, the other thing I like is that Dinnerly is the first subscription meal kit service to offer $4.49 per serving. My big qualm with meal kits is that the meals can sometimes be upwards of $8-$10/per serving. At that point, you might as well go out for dinner!

Freshly is the next up on our highly received Meal companies. I reviewed Freshly in 2016, and it’s a little different that most of the other meal companies in that all of the food comes already cooked. All you do is heat and eat.

The portions are big, so if you wanted to stretch them, all you would need is an additional side, like a green salad.

Right now when you use Promo Code: LAUNCH15 you will save $60.00 on your first 4 orders($15 per order).

Gobble has a really great deal. Choose your meals and receive Gobble box for $36 for 6 meals. I recently ordered this, so we’ll see how it turns out! Here is why I decided to try it:

    • Choose your meals from our diverse weekly menu. Gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, & vegetarian options are available.
    • Their team of chefs does all the tedious prep work for you — no more chopping, measuring, or sink full of dishes
  • Your freshly made 15-minute dinner kits will arrive in a refrigerated box to your doorstep. No commitment. Adjustable to your schedule.

 

Talk Back: I’d love to hear about Meal Kits that you have tried and which ones have worked for you and your family!

MyPoints: Refer Friends and You Both Earn 300 Points!

I’ve been using MyPoints since 2011, and I’ve earned a lot of cashback just by doing my normal online shopping through MyPoints. About $550, to be exact.

Right now they are offering a great deal! When you refer a new user, and they earn 300 points, you both get a 300-point bonus. It’s easy to earn 300 points!

I love using MyPoints. I can earn points shopping online and utilizing in-store pick-up with stores like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and JCPenney.

  • I ordered Christmas Gifts and earned 1200 points.

There are so many point-earning opportunities.

You can double dip on earning points or cash back by using a point earning credit card like American Express or Discover Cards or taking advantage of a points program that rewards you for purchases on their website, like JCP Rewards.

I love that I can earn gift cards which I use to offset the cost of holiday gifts.

Talk Back: What is your favorite Cashback program?

P.Lushes is Back with a New Line of Fashionable Pets

We’ve been participating in Tryazon events for three+ years. We’ve gotten to try all sorts of fun toys, games, and food.  You can learn more about Tryazon here.

The P.Lushes are embarking on their latest adventure with a new Tryazon Featured Party opportunity from Spin Master! Pack your bags and explore the new Jet Setters collection, featuring Alexia Zara, special edition Mischa Von Mush, and limited edition Bella L’Phante. Collect all 9 brand new P.Lushes Pets!

Tryazon has 250 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack with a variety of P.Lushes Pets to sample and share with friends and family, valued at $150+ in total!

Learn more and apply here.

 

9/26/2022 Weekly Meal Plan

0a5e9dab796cea8a07eabe4eb4795b9e.jpgI skipped meal planning last week. It was very busy, and there have been some kiddo-related issues that I’ve been dealing with, as well as working extra hours in the morning at my day job.

I hit up the grocery store on Sunday for milk, bread, and a couple things for school lunches. Again this week but we’re eating out of the pantry and our  Yasukochi Family Farms CSA box, which will be delivered this afternoon.

I did a mini bundle at Dream Dinners this month, and we’ll be enjoying a few of those meals as well.

We’ve been trying a lot of new foods lately, thanks to the really great freebies from Social Nature lately too. It’s fun to try new foods. I picked up 5 new products to try this week at Sprouts last night using my Social Nature coupons!

For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.

I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I try to update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste.

I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day.

Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2  for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids. They are also into fruit and bagels for breakfast. Lately, the big kid has been digging protein shakes in the morning. This is his favorite kind. 

Lunch: I have a plastic tote in the cupboard full of self-serve snacks. I buy treats and snacks in bulk and fill up snack-sized zip-top bags. These snacks make up most of the kid’s lunches during the school week. School lunches are still free, but on most days, they prefer to bring their lunches from home.

Dinner: Now that school is in session and our weekday schedule is cemented, I’m using one weekend morning to do some baking/side dish meal prep, and Monday afternoons after school/work to prep the CSA box goodies.  As the price of groceries goes up, I find myself buying less meat, relying more on sale/clearance prices, and repurposing leftovers.

  • Monday: Dream Dinners Jambalaya (no shrimp for me), roasted veggies

  • Tuesday:  Breakfast for dinner (bagels, fresh fruit salad, protein shakes)

  • Wednesday: Loaded Smashed Potatoes – we didn’t have them last week, Salad

  • Thursday:   Chef Salad, garlic cheese toast

  • Friday: Takeout night!
  • Saturday:  Leftovers
  • Sunday: Dream Dinners Central Park Chicken with Creamed Peas, fruit salad

$50 Eyewear Credit with Warby Parker!

Warby Parker makes incredibly tasteful and fashionable eyewear, they also sell contact lenses, and they’ve got a great deal!

Buy an annual supply of contact lenses, and receive a $50 eyewear bonus! No matter the brand or lens type, receive a $50 credit—good to use on any eyeglasses or sunglasses—when you buy an annual supply of contacts from Warby Parker.

The adults in our family wear Warby Parker glasses and Scout Contact Lenses (You can score a free sample of Scout contacts here).

Warby Parker has cool frames, regardless of your style or frame size requirements.

It’s almost that time for new glasses in our house, so I’ll definitely be checking out this deal myself!

9/23/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals

Again this week we’ve had a lot of kiddo-based stuff happen, and I’m picking up more hours at work, so I haven’t had the energy to blog much.

Never fear, I’ve got Freebies and Deals for you!

Don’t forget all of the 2022 Birthday Freebies! Make sure to check this article out and sign up for birthday freebies at least 2-3 weeks before your birthday.

Freebies:

Free Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask & LesserEveil Puff Samples
Free Goody Bag at buybuy BABY Stores
Free Haircut at Sport Clips

Free Sample of TruSkin Vitamin C Facial Serum

Free Huggies Potty Training Kit
Free Ithaca Hummus Squeeze Hummus
Free Baby Samples & Full Sized Products from Amazon
Free Axe Antiperspirant Stick or Dry Spray Sample
Focus Group Pays with Visa Debit Cards
Free Sample of Enfagrow Toddler Formula
Educators – Free LGBTQ-Inclusive Books
Free Dunham’s Gift Card Giveaway
Free Body Care Gift at Bath & Body Works
Free Food & Drinks at Circle K
Free Chiki Organic Product
Teachers – Free Zollipops for Your Class
Free Fragrance Samples from Macy’s
Bed Bath & Beyond Wedding Registry Freebies
Free Natean Toothpaste at Walmart
Free Pizookie at BJ’s
Free Small Combo Meal at Taco John’s
5 Free Tickets to SeaQuest Aquarium
Free Big Zax Snak Meal at Zaxby’s
Free Bad Athletics Scary Strong Sticker
Free Tarte Foundation
Free Blind Fate: Edo no Yami – Dojo PC Game
Free Teach Your Monster to Read App
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points

 

Deals:

Womens Shoes 75% Off – Only $9 Free Shipping
Halloween Costumes for $5 at Walmart
Cookie Prep Set 17-Piece ONLY $10.13 (Reg $29)
Surprise Toy Mini Brands Collectors Case ONLY $5.70 (Reg $10)
Vitafusion Gummy Vitamins ONLY $6.99 (Reg. $15.99)
Get 3 Free Audiobooks
Men’s 2-Piece Pajama Set ONLY $10 (Reg $40)
Coach Umbrella’s Only $26.52 + Free Shipping (reg $78)
Flat Top Gas Grill Griddle ONLY $149.00 (Reg $300)
Ring Alarm Starter Kit 1st Gen ONLY $99 (Reg $200)
Lights & Easy Robot Vacuum Cleaner ONLY $149.99 (Reg $350)
Gibson 30-pc Ceramic Dinnerware Set ONLY $55.99 (Reg $120)
Get Rewarded for Paying Your Rent – Free $30 at Sign Up