Saturday, October 16, 2010

Freddy Hill Free Ice Cream Sunday

Find details here: http://www.freddyhill.com/events/
Join us for free ice cream and giveaways at Freddy Hill Fun Center on Sumneytown Pike in  Towamencin
from 1-3:30pm on 
                                               Sunday, October 17th.
 
 
 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Comparing ourselves, our children...



...we do this alot, don't we? It's no wonder really. We are surrounded by media that we measure ourselves by: magazine articles, "reality" TV, awards assemblies, Christmas letters ;), and so on. What moment makes you feel insecure? When I was a new mother to premature twins with cerebral palsy this became a particularly difficult struggle. It was such an unfair comparison really, but still I wrote:

I see my friends' babies who are similar in age and they have moved along, leaving us behind in infancy. We seem trapped there. While their babies walk, explore, eat, drink, even talk and entertain themselves, we work, exercise, stretch, cajole, beg, and weep.

I see the babies who are younger passing us by. They sit and crawl, feeding themselves their snack. Their parents are, of course, pleased. I feel left out....different.

I see strangers with BIG babies. They chuckle at how much larger their babies are for the age difference with mine. They are delighted, but it feels like it is a joke at my expense. And I am hurt by their rudeness.

My babies are twins. They give us BIG, wet kisses! They blink their eyes flirtily when we ask them to. They snuggle up with us and we are delighted! They watch and listen intently to everything surrounding them. They devour cheese curls. They adore juice from a shrimp cocktail sauce glass. They struggle. They love...and we are pleased.

 Someone else wrote an analogy that expresses a similar feeling. We were touched when we came across this piece years ago, it made us feel less alone...

                       WELCOME TO HOLLAND
by
Emily Perl Kingsley.
        c1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley. All rights reserved
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......
When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.
After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."
"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."
But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.
The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.
So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.
It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.
But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."
And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.
But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.


Psalm 139:13-15 (New International Version)


 13 For you created my inmost being;
       you knit me together in my mother's womb.

 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
       your works are wonderful,
       I know that full well.

 15 My frame was not hidden from you
       when I was made in the secret place.
       When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,



Or maybe you would like to hear it read to you

Fun Promo for 2 FREE Sixers tickets!


  • Click the link below and fill out the simple registration 
  • Receive the thank you / confirmation email from ticketnet@comcast-spectacor.com
  • Take the confirmation email & valid identification to the Wells Fargo Center Box Office during normal business hours (Monday - Friday 12pm-6pm)
  • Wells Fargo Center Box Office will exchange your email for two (2) free tickets

Notes
  • Limit of two (2) tickets per local AT&T wireless phone number
  • Deadline to pick up your tickets is 5pm the day prior to the day of the game you select
  • Registration does NOT guarantee free tickets - Subject to Availability - Supplies are Limited
  • Tickets do NOT include parking, merchandise, food, beverage, etc.
  • Tickets may be redeemed at the Wells Fargo Center Box Office beginning Monday, October 18 at 12pm.
  • Offer ends Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blockbuster free rental code




Use code DRGN1 through 10/17/10 to rent a FREE movie.  You will have to enter your credit card but if you return the movie by 9pm the next night, you will not be charged.

Find a location near you
HERE.

Deal of the Day from My Uncle Vinny:

$29.99 For 2 Greens Fees and 6 Buy One, Get One Greens Fees (+Bonus) at Gilbertsville Golf Course

Link to deal HERE
Retail Value $300 × Discount 90% = Save Up To $270
- 2 ×

Greens Fees


  • - 6 ×

    Buy One, Get One Greens Fees


  • - 1 ×

    20% Off Pro Shop Discount


  • The Fine Print

    Maximum two discounts per foursome.  Card must be presented to receive offers listed.  Tee times required and are based on availability.  Proper golf attire required, soft spike facility.  Not valid with league, tournament, or golf outing play.  Not to be combined with any other discount, promotion, or coupon.  Cart fee $15.00 when applicable. Expires 9 months from purchase.  JJ1.
     Link to Deal HERE

    Free sample...

    Free samples are nice for travel and often include coupons. Sometimes they seem like a waste of time, but I will try to post the ones that seem like a good value and have had coupons that were high in value in the past.
    Get a free sample of Kotex HERE.
    Tip:
    Again, I use a nickname so I know that it is something I sent for when the mail comes AND I change my birthday a bit, usually they are just making sure you are old enough to request it...I am a bit uncomfortable with allll my personal info being out in cyberspace.

    Savings for a fall activity...


    $5 for one admission to PumpkinFest and all related events including hayrides, inflatable attractions, corn maze, and more at Shady Brook Farm ($10 value)
    KGB Deal:
    Buy today's deal
    value$10       discount50%   save$5
    Where:
    931 Stony Hill Road
    Yardley, PA 19067
    shadybrookfarm.com
    Access this deal HERE

    need to know:

  • Affordable day of Fall and Halloween family fun

  • Includes all attractions normally part of admission price, themed play areas and SBF 500 Racetrack

  • Scaled-down, junior haunted house

  • Check out barnyard animals

  • Bring the kids in costume for Trick-or-Treating on Halloween!

  • by the way:

  • Valid until October 31, 2010

  • Weekdays only and Saturday, Oct 30 and Sunday Oct 31

  • 11 am-5 pm (Last hayride departs at 4 pm, festival open through 5 pm)

  • Weather permitting

  • Pumpkins not included

  • May purchase multiple

  • Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic Cardholders...


    If you are a Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic Cardholder – here is a unique deal at Old Navy.
    For every adult item you purchase, get a free child’s item of equal value – and you can buy as much as you want. 
    (Maybe it even includes clearanced adult items.)
      This offer starts tomorrow 10/15 and ends 10/21.

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Payless coupon

    Coupon Here
    Payless has a printable coupon for 20% off your entire order.

    Printable Toys R Us/Babies R Us coupon

    Click here to access the 30% off coupon for clothes at Toys R us and Babies R us. It is for your total clothing purchase and  good until 10/24.
    Coupon Here

    A few surprise deals from CVS this week...


    Hope you are not on a diet....there are a few unexpected freebies this week at CVS:


    The Coupon Machine at CVS is printing out a $0.99/1 Brach’s Candy coupon. These are one-day coupons that must be used on the day they print, but Brach’s Candy is currently on sale for $0.99, which means FREE Candy Corn!


    CVS has 2 Liter Gold Emblem Soda on sale until 10/16 for $1, and you get a $1 Extra Care Buck back, so it’s FREE!

    One Year of Ready Made Magazine $2.99

     

    One Year of Ready Made Magazine $2.99

    With a list price $29.99, Tanga drops the price of a 1 year subscription, 6 issues, of Ready Made Magazine to $19.99. Lower it to just $1.99 via code READY at checkout. This magazine features articles on DIY projects. You can get up to 3 years at this price and Tanga does bump the price up without warning, so act quickly. Thanks, Brads deals!

    One Year of Family Fun Magazine $3.75


    Through 10/17, BestDealMagazines offers a 1 year subscription to Family Fun Magazine, with a publishers price of $10, for $4.69. Plus, code WKLYSPEC gets you another 20% off and drops it to $3.75
    Link to Magazine HERE

    Special needs attorney list

    I did enjoy my weekend away with the MSG (moms support group). This may sound unbelievable, but in between napping, snacking, shopping, hiking, and sharing laughs, our conversations often drifted to some serious topics. One evening the topic of planning for our childrens' future came up. More families than I had expected did not have any legal papers drawn up for their long term care should something happen to us. I found this website which has lots of articles and discussions on this very topic....not really easy reading, but it is a start.  (Find something else to read at the beach!) Sometimes we parents simply do not know where to turn for help. I thought this state by state map of law firms prepared to help families with special needs to be potentially helpful.

    Search for a Special Needs Attorney by State

    The Special Needs Alliance is a national, non-profit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. Our attorneys are some of the most credentialed public benefits and disability law attorneys in the country, many of whom are themselves parents and siblings of children with disabilities.
    Individuals with disabilities, their families, as well as professionals who represent them, face a host of unique legal issues and other challenges unfamiliar to most of their peers:
    Please select the state in which you would like to locate a Special Needs Alliance attorney.
    (You may also call 1-877-572-8472 or send an e-mail to
    info@specialneedsalliance.org to research SNA attorneys in your area.) 
    Click below to search a map by state:

    National directory of Special Needs attorneys

    Free bowling from Brunswick

    Bowling Coupons Here
    Brunswick is offering  Free Bowling Coupons to give out to Trick or Treaters!
    Or you can always just print out the coupons and keep them for yourself too. 
    Coupons expire November 23rd.


    Click Here for Coupons

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Magazine Deal...maybe a Christmas gift for a family member

    1 Year of Reader's Digest Magazine $4


    DiscountMags.com drops the price of a 1 year subscription (10 issues) to Reader's Digest Magazine from $24.99 to $3.99 with code 9406. This magazine features advice, entertainment, and inspiration. You may purchase up to a four year subscription at this discounted price
    Go to Discount magazines here

    Printable TGI Friday Coupon

    Here is a 25% off your order coupon you can print for TGI Fridays.
    It is good through October 23rd.
    Click Here for Coupon

    Aldi Pumpkins

    Aldi seems to have their large pumpkins for just $1.99. Seems like a decent way to get some inexpensive decor plus crafty entertainment for the kids.

    Shoes worn over orthotics/boot sale

    KeepingPace Boot Clearance!
    All sizes KPB09 Red Boot priced at $20.00
    Please Note: All clearance sales are final no returns or exchanges.

     Go to Website HERE
    KeepingPace shoe incorporates many features essential to this unique specialized market:

    • Contemporary fashion and stylish look
    • Engineered internally with adjustable depth technology
    • Wider heel and toe box that accommodates the orthosis without compromise
    • Distinctive sole with increased contact surface promoting greater medial/lateral stability
    • Ankle to toe speed lacing with locking eyelets for faster and ease of wearability
    • Geometrically-graded last that ensures precision fit
    • Fray resistant lining and high abrasion resistant toe cap to ensure durability

    More Swagbucks information....

    SWAGBUCKS is doubling the points you'll earn for daily polls, no obligation offers and Trusted Surveys.  And soon they'll be offering videos you can watch to earn Swagbucks. 

    Here are some ways to add a few more SWAGBUCKS to your account EASILY and daily!
    Still haven't started using Swagbucks? Need more information? Read below or check my previous posts...

    About Swagbucks.com

    Swagbucks.com is the web's premier rewards site. Powered by Prodege LLC, Swagbucks.com allows web users to earn virtual currency by doing the things they do every day - search the web, shopping at their favorite retailers, and by engaging in other activities such as phone recycling, submitting polls, and completing special offers. Swagbucks.com is the only place on the web to get what you want without ever having to spend a dime.

    Office Depot coupon


    Here is a link to a great Office Depot printable coupon:
    This will give you $10 off your $20 purchase!

    Redbox code

     

     FREE 1 Night Redbox kiosk rental code: CHANCEMONOP

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    "Disability Deception: Lies Educators Tell and How Parents Can Beat Them at Their Own Game"
     by JoAnn Collins
     
    Another perk of going on a Mom's support group retreat, beyond the obvious, is the gathering of advice and wisdom others have formed on their own journey.
    I had never heard of this book but it comes very well recommended.
     
    Disability Deception website

    --"Well I must admit--your book
    is the very best advocacy tool I have
    ever seen!! I read it cover to cover in 2 days, ear marking the pages, and then highligted reference materials until
    my ink went dry! But now I am
    completely lost because someone
    borrowed my book, and I do not know where my beloved Bible is at present.
    I need to order another copy! "
    Trish Luberda, CSEC (Name used with permission).


    AND APPARENTLY THE BOOK HAS BEEN MARKED DOWN:
    Disability Deception reduced
    to $8,00 plus shipping! This is 60% below  list price--what a bargain! $11.99 for a book filled with advocacy information and resources not in an other book!

    I would love to get comments from anyone who has read this book!
    Can't wait to check it out!
    http://www.disabilitydeception.com/

    Great deal for Everyday with Rachel Ray subscription

    Discount Mags has Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine Subscription for $3/year (up to 4 years) with coupon code "7975".

    Alternatively, Tanga also has it (up to 4 years) for $3/year with coupon "EVERYDAY" at checkout. Thanks yuugotserved

    Kashi snack sample

     Head to http://kashi.com/snackdrive to get a free snack sample. Enjoy!

    Down Syndrome Daily Support Bundle with sign language

    Signing can open up the world of communication to children with Down syndrome by helping them express thoughts that they can’t put into words – or clarify their speech when they have difficulty articulating a word.

    Using signs with children who have Down syndrome:

    * makes communication possible - or easier
    * capitalizes on learning strengths
    * allows more time for processing
    * supports memory and recall
    * reduces frustration

    Based on recommendations from parents, educators and other professionals, we’ve created this special product bundle designed to introduce your child to signs that will enhance communication, social interaction and functional skills. While all Signing Time products are useful, the DVDs in this set will teach you and your family the basic signs for family members, feelings, social greetings, daily routines, and more.
    Click here to learn more

    LARGE Yankee candle deal


    This worked last night...I hope you find it still working today! Follow this link to get to the Yankee Candle page with the LARGE jar candle in Pumpkin spice: CLICK HERE
    Once you are there you need to add 7 jars to your cart...they should be on sale for $5 each (reduced from $24.99) so a total of $35.00. Go to checkout and use promo code CRM010B to take off $15. Your total should be $20 + $5 shipping plus a dollar or two of tax!!  Yup, for me it was $26.50 for 7 LARGE jar candles! I hope hope hope it is still working for you!!!


    $5 with any $35 purchase while supplies last. Enjoy a great value (reg. $24.99) with this unique, limited edition Large Jar Candle in our Spiced Pumpkin fragrance... pumpkins baked in simmering spices of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    STAPLE DEALS:

    Thanks to My Frugal Adventures here are some great deals with rebates at Staples...
    Staples Ream of Paper $5.99
    Get $4.99 rebate back
    Final Price: $1 (limit 2)

    Avery Label Pads $2
    Use $1/1
    printable
    Final Price: $1
    (Some stores may refuse printable coupons)


    GE-4 Device Remote $9.99 after instant discount
    Get $10 rebate
    Final Price: Free! (limit 1)

    Brother P-Touch Labelmaker $14.99 (was $49.99)

    HP Everyday Photo Paper 50pk $9.99
    Get $8.99 rebate
    Final Price: $1 (limit 2)
    I have never had an issue with getting my rebates so far!

    Blockbuster Express: Free 1 Night DVD Rental

     Use code MBBX2 at checkout to get a free night DVD rental today, 10/11 only.

    $1/1 Post-it Super Sticky Coupon

    Coupon expires 10/31/10.  This is a PDF coupon that can be printed an unlimited number of times.
    Many Wal Marts and Targets have these sticky pads on clearance below a dollar, making them FREE!
    Find Coupon Here

    printable oreo coupon


    I am liking this coupon...I hear you can print it two times:
    Click here for coupon

    Philadelphia Groupon = holiday gift idea

    Today's Philly Groupon looks pretty interesting...maybe I should even get mine to keep!
    Find Groupon here

    $45 for One 16"x 20" Gallery-Wrapped Canvas Work of Art Including Shipping and Handling from Canvas on Demand ($126.95 Value)

    The Fine Print

    • Expires Feb 12, 2011
    • Limit 1 per order. Redeemable starting 10/14/10. Not valid with other offers. Valid at consumer site only. Holiday orders must be placed by December 5 to ensure delivery.
    • See the rules that apply to all deals.

    Highlights

    • Turn original photo into artwork
    • Doesn't need a frame
    • Textured canvas
    • Upload online or mail originals

    Borders Coupon for Today Only


    If you are headed out shopping for Columbus Day, you may want to grab this coupon...
    BORDERS REWARDS
    EXCLUSIVE OFFER
    Valid 10/8/10 through 10/11/10
    Any One Item
    40% off
    Printable coupon here

    CVS deals:


    Thanks to One Frugal Chick.com for these CVS deals this week:
    Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength toothpaste (4 oz.), $2.99
    Get $2.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
    Use the
    $0.75/1 Colgate Total Enamel Strength Toothpaste coupon or the $0.75/1 coupon from the 10/3 SmartSource insert
    =FREE + Money Maker!


    B1G1 Purex Complete 3-in-1 Sheets (20 ct.), $7.99
    Use the $3/1 Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry sheets from the 10/10 RedPlum insert
    =$0.99 each! -Amazing price

    Quaker Quick Oats (18 oz.), Instant Oatmeal, Granola Bars (8-10 ct.), 2/$5
    Get $2 ECBs wyb 2 (Limit 2)
    Use the 2 
    $2/1 coupons
    =FREE + $1 Money maker!

    Tone Bar Soap (2-3 pk.), $1.99
    Get $1 ECB (Limit 1)
    =$0.99!


    Dawn Hand Renewal, $0.97
    Use the $1/1 Coupon from the Organize in Style Home Made Simple Coupon Booklets
    =FREE!


    Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup, 4/$5
    Use the $1/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup coupon from
    Coupons.com or this $1/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup coupon
    =$0.75 each!

    Check out Rite Aid: 18 FREE Items worth over $160!

    Check out Rite Aid: 18 FREE Items worth over $160!
    Thanks to Money Saving Madness:
    Be sure to print this $5/25 Rite Aid coupon to make these deals even better!

    NeilMed Nasa Mist Spray All-In-One $9.99, Get $9.99 SCR #18 (limit 1)
    $2/1 NeilMed Nasa Mist
    FREE + Money-maker after coupon & SCR

    NeilMed NasoGEL Moisturizing Spray $5.99, Get $5.99 SCR #19 (limit 1)
    -$2/1 NasoGel Spray & Tube
    FREE +Money-maker after coupon & SCR

    PediaCare Children’s Cough Syrup or Multi-Symptom Cold $4.99, Get $4.99 SCR#12 (limit 1)
    -$1/1 Pediacare 10/10/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
    FREE + Money-maker after coupon & SCR

    PediaCare Gentle Vapors Vapor-Plug Unit & Nightlight Mini Waterless Vaporizer $6.99, Get $6.99 SCR #20 (limit 1)
    $1/1 Pediacare 10/10/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
    FREE +Money-maker after coupon & SCR

    Sucrets $2.99, Get $2.99 SCR #9 (limit 1)
    FREE after SCR

    Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter $1.99, Get $1.99 SCR #10 (limit 1)
    FREE after SCR

    Blistex Ointment $1.49, Get $1.49 SCR #11 (limit 1)
    FREE after SCR
    Antiox Immune Support Shots $2.99, Get $2.99 SCR #13 (limit 2)
    FREE after SCR

    NeilMed NasaDOCK Plus Drying Stand $5.99, Get $5.99 SCR #14 (limit 1)
    FREE after SCR

    Comtrex $3.99, Get $3.99 SCR #15 (limit 1)
    FREE after SCR

    Kids-EEZE Soft Chews $4.99. Get $4.99 SCR #16 (limit 1)
    FREE after SCR

    Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots $3.49, Get $3.49 SCR #17 (limit 1)
    FREE after SCR
    Profoot Foot Care 3/$15, Get $10 SCR wyb 3 (limit 1)
    (Miracle or Triad Insoles, Flextastics, Pump Pouches, Heel Cream, Synovium, or Proclearz)
    $2/1 Synovium Pain Relieving Gel
    $1/1 ProFoot product

    DEAL IDEA:
    2 Synovium Gel $10
    1 other ProFoot product $5
    total = $15
    - $4 using (2) $2/1 Synovium coupons
    - $1/1 Profoot product
    final = $10, get $10 SCR = FREE after coupons & SCR

    Udderly Smooth Lotion $1, Get a $1 +UP reward
    FREE after +UP

    Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons 2/$8. Get a $2/2 +UP reward
    $2/2 Playtex Products Rite Aid Video Values
    $2/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons
    FREE after coupons and +UP

    Crest Toothpaste $2.49, Get $1 +UP reward
    $1/1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Rite Aid Clip + Save Booklet
    $1/1 Crest Toothpaste 9/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
    FREE to $0.49 after coupons and +UP

    Oral-B Stages, Advantage Plus or 3D Toothbrush or Scope 250 ml $2.49, Get $1 +UP reward
    $1/1 Oral-B Toothbrush Rite Aid Clip + Save Booklet
    $0.75/1 Oral-B Manual Toothbrushes 10/10/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010) or P&G MIR Savings Booklet (exp 1/31/2011) or P&G Because of You Mailer (exp 11/30/2010)
    $1/1 Scope Rinse P&G MIR Savings Booklet (exp 1/31/2011)
    FREE – $0.49 after coupons and +UP

    Air Wick (i) Motion Kit or Mini Freshmatic Kit or Airwick candles $4.99, Get $1 +UP reward
    $1/1 Airwick iMotion RA Video Values (Sept)
    $4/1 Airwick Freshmatic Compact iMotion 8/29/10 SS (expires 10/10/10)
    $2/1 Airwick Freshmatic Compact iMotion
    $2/1 Airwick candles
    FREE – $0.99 after coupons and +UP

    Senokot 50ct or Senokot-S Tablets 30ct or Colace 30ct $12.99, Get $3 UP reward
    $10 Senokot Mail-in Rebate
    FREE after +UP & MIR
     
    Gain Dish Liquid $0.89

    $1/1 Gain Dish Liquid 10/10/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
    FREE after coupon

    Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color $6.99
    $2/1 Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color in-ad coupon (RC48)use both since they are coded 49)
    $2/1 Garnier Nutrisse Hair color RA Video Values (Sept) OR $2/1 Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color Rite Aid Clip + Save Booklet
    $3/1 Garnier Herbashine or Nutrisse Color Cream 9/12/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
    FREE after coupons