Friday, February 18, 2011

Adaptive ski trip

WOOT! It is both beautiful AND we head out to ski this weekend! Strange but fun combination! I think I mentioned it before, but it bears repeating:
We are blessed to head for a weekend of adaptive skiing for the whole family at Double H Ranch in the Adirondacks. If you knoq someone who could enjoy adapted skiing, please look into this website.  The program is free thanks to the Paul Newman "Hole in the Wall Gang" program:
The Double H Ranch - A Lake George Residential Summer Camp And So Much More: "Health & Happiness!!

The Double H Ranch, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Our purpose is to enrich their lives and provide camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. All programs are FREE of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks."

Today-sweatshirts, Tomorrow-snowpants!!

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Easy Rebate this Sunday & Monday!

The following items are FREE after Staples Easy Rebate

Staples 96 Bright Multipurpose paper (500 sheets) $5.99

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Staples Photo plus 4×6 paper, gloss $9.99

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Avery 8160 Inkjet mailing labels $11.99

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Staples Stickies $5.29

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Pentel R.S.V.P. ballpoint pens $3.79

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

thanks moneysavinmadness
If you are a Starbucks coffee drinker, I've got a deal you'll probably want to get in on! Now through August 31st, 2011, purchase Starbucks VIA Ready Brew at your favorite grocery store (excluding 3, 10, 24, and 50-count packs), then go HERE and fill out the form and send it in along with your original receipt and UPC code to receive a FREE 12 oz. Starbuck’s House Blend Ground Coffee!
This rebate doesn’t exclude the 8-count, so you should be able to score a great deal with this rebate! Use the $1.50/1 Starbucks Via Ready Brew coupon from the 2/6 Smartsource insert to get an even better deal!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Free minutes

Get 1,000 FREE rollover minutes for your AT&T Phone! To get your free minutes, simply send a text message with the word YES to 11113020 by March 31, 2011.

thanks forthemommas!

Looks like AT&T is worried about the competition!

Free Kid’s Meal (with adult meal purchase) from Moe’s Southwest Grill

                            Moe’s Southwest Grill is offering another 20,000 free kid’s meals.

Shop3M is offering up a pretty awesome deal right now!  You can get a 3M gift box for FREE with any $25 purchase– a $25 value if purchased separately! Comes packaged in an attractive red gift box; filled with a variety of consumer-size 3M favorites from leading brands. Shipping is $3.99 or you can try to use 3MSHIP25 and possibly get FREE Shipping.

$10® Gift Card when you write 10 Qualifying Reviews!

For a limited time, is offering a $10® Gift Card when you write 10 Qualifying Reviews! I just might try this out~

Gift cards will be sent out within 30 days of the program conclusion.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The answer to each is Eighteen.

What do these seemingly unrelated items have in common:
The number of wheels on the most common type of North American tractor-trailer truck,
The customary percentage to tip the serving staff in a restaurant by groups of four or more,
The number of holes in a round of golf,
The age of our oldest daughter.
The answer to each is Eighteen.

Yes, she is our "valentine". She wasn't expected to be, though. We were expecting her the first day of spring that year, March 20th.  And that is how things have always been with her in our life....precious, sweet, often surprising, and even occassionally difficult.

Maybe its a result of her firstborn status and God given personality that she has been the interesting combination of reality and dreaminess. Maybe it is because she is the offspring of Mr.Accountant and, well..., me. I remember her birthday requests for workbooks to practice and computer games to continue learning and then watching her turn the tissue paper they were wrapped in into tiny intricate replicas of ballgowns. Then again, pretty much anything in the house has had the potential to be an ingredient in some sort of art project! I have enjoyed my own birthdays and special occassions just to see what creations will show up as my gifts. Not only has Alyssa had a talent to create art but she has shared her thoughts through writing, photography, videos, and song. Making up songs for any and EVERY occassion has been a lifelong passion. I have a quote from her in my journal that dates way back to her early childhood that goes along the line of "if you don't love Jesus than what do you write songs about? pineapples and lemons? .....(sorry, can NOT resist)...

The Produce Boy, by Katie and Alyssa

....What is the point to that?" Ah, yes. There it is...the reason for all her reality and her dreams...loving Jesus and wanting others to, too. 

luggage deal lowers the price of this Traveler's Club Euro Value II 3 Piece Set from $29.95 to $19.95 via code SAVE10. It includes a 20" expandable carry-on suitcase with a 14" boarding tote and a travel kit. The set is available in red or black. Shipping is free and sales tax is only charged in NY.

Be certain to add code P1070 immediately to your account for the $10 credit at No more Rack

Some things people have bought from No more
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Toys R Us is offering a Buy One, Get One Free sale on Fisher Price Infant Toys priced $25.00 or more both instore and online.

You don’t need a Toys R Us Coupon Code for this deal, it will automatically come off your price.

Amazon has the Barbie and Ken Doll Gift Set for ONLY $5! This would make a great addition to an easter basket! Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime. If you don’t have Amazon Prime you can get it for FREE through Amazon Mom. (see Amazon tab in archives for details of free shipping)

Know anyone who said "yes"........

Eversave has some great new codes today!!!

Here is a great deal from Eversave:

Today's Save: Unbeatable price for two full one year subscriptions to both Good Housekeeping and Redbook....This deal is now ONLY $4 for both when you use coupon code: VALENTINE (deducts $4) at checkout and sign up for a new account! Making it just $2 a year!

New members get a $2 bonus at sign up )

Sign up Here if you have not joined before.

Adapted Keyboard at non-adapted price!

Look what we found! YAY!!!
We have been promising Ciara her own Big Keys Keyboard like she has at school for a little while now. She recently took the matter into her own hands and began hitting up people at 2 different schools to "loan" them to her...ha!  Today we went online to see if we could score any for less than the $100 most adaptive product catalogs were listing them at. Who knew that Crayola has their own version of the product aimed at the preschool population for so much less? Woohoo!  Seriously, look at how similar they are:
BigKeys Keyboard LX
These are each listed at $159.
It should arrive by the end of the week. I'll let you know how it compares and if we are satisfied with the substitution!

Special Deal at GIANT this week...


thanks to forthemommas for this match up!

Buy 5 of the select products and get $5.00 instantly. You can buy any combination of 5 and get $5.00 instantly.

Jif Peanut Butter – $2.00

Buy 5

Get off $5.00 Instantly

Pay $1.00 each

Smucker’s Preserves – $2.50

Smuckers Orchard Finest Preserves – $2.50

Use $1/1 Smucker’s Orchard’s Fruit Preserves, exp. 2-28-11 (RP 12/05/10)

$1.50 each after coupon

* Buy 5 and use 5 coupons – Pay $.50 each

Pillsbury Hungry Jack Pancake Mix – $1.69

Buy 5

Get $5.00 Off Instantly

Pay $.69 each

Hungry Jack Microwavable Syrup – $2.69

free redbox rental today

February 14th get a free Redbox Rental using code BEMINE at checkout.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Joy in my Java??

1 Peter 4:12-13-Friends, when life gets really difficult, don't jump to the conclusion that God isn't on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.  The Message

You know how it see a Facebook status that resonates somewhere within you so you "like" it.  That is just how it went the other morning when I read my friend's clever comment:
 I wish coffee was filled with joy instead of caffeine.
Oh, that Jill, what a crack up! I found I was not alone in that sentiment as comments began to gather under her post.

A cup of joy. I don't know. Sometimes I think I am more inclined to seek after the quick energy fix than the joy. After all, there is a lot I need to get done!  In fact, I recently purchased one of those fancy schmancy Keurig machines (on clearance after the holidays, of course!) to get my coffee quicker and slicker in the morning, and tea in the afternoon, and coffee again.....a new habit that seems to have no coupons to take the edge off! (yes, I have seen the refillable k cups, have tried checking at grocery outlets, and have used the 20% off  Bed, Bath, and Beyond mailers to get a discount, but still!) And so began that day.

Finally, some good CVS match ups!

Thanks to Onefrugalchick for these matchups!

Colgate Sensitive (6 oz) or Total Advanced (5.8 oz) Toothpaste $3.79, Get $3.79 ECBs (limit 2)
Use $1/1 Colgate Sensitive or ProClinical Toothpaste from 2/6 SmartSource insert or from February Issue of All You Magazine
Pay $2.79

Get back $3.79 ECBs

=FREE + $1.00 Moneymaker

Clairol Nice ’n Easy Color Blend Foam $7.99, Get $1.00 ECBs (limit 1)
Use FREE Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam Hair Color (up to $13.99) from Facebook offer
Pay Nothing

Get back $1 ECBs

= FREE + $1.00 Moneymaker!

Listerine Total Care, Zero, Advanced (16.9 oz), Reach Toothbrush (2 pk) or Total Care Floss (30 yds) $3.99, Get $2 ECBs (limit 2)
Use $2/1 Coupon from the from 9/19 or 10/10 RedPlum insert
Pay as low as $1.99

Get back $2 ECBs


Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner (10.1-13.5 oz) or Styler (6-14 oz) 2/$5.97, Get 2 ECBs (limit 1)

Gain Dish Liquid (11 oz) $0.88
Use $1/1 coupon from the P&G MIR Coupon Booklet or the $0.20/1 Gain Dish Liquid from 1/16 P&G insert

=FREE or $0.68

Fuze (18-18.5 oz), Vitaminwater (20 oz), Smartwater (1 L), Honest Tea (16 oz) or Powerade (32 oz) 3/$3, Get $1.00 ECB (limit 1)
Use 3 $0.50/1 Honest Ade or Tea coupons
Pay as low as $1.50

Get back $1 ECBs

=$0.17 each!

Got2Be Hair Styler – $2.99 (BOGO)
Use $2/1 Got2Be coupon from the December issue of ALL YOU Magazine
= $0.49 each!

Speedstick Stainguard Deodorant (2.3-2.7 oz) $2.99, Get $2 ECBs (limit 1)
Use the $0.50/1 coupon from 1/30 SmartSource insert
Pay $2.49

Get back $2 ECBs


Hershey’s or Nestle King Size Candy Bar $0.99
Use the FREE Hershey’s Milk Chocolate or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Drops when you buy Hershey’s Milk Chocolate or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup King Size Bar coupon from 1/30 SmartSource insert

=$0.50 each

Renuzit Neutralizer or Pearls (3.52 oz) 2/$5.00
Use 2 $1/1 Renuzit Pearl coupons

=$1.50 each!

Coke (12 ct, 12 oz cans) 3/$1.00, Get $3.00 ECBs (limit 1)
= $2.33 each!

Aleve (200ct) $9.99
Use $2/1 Aleve coupon or from the 1/2 SmartSource insert
Pay $7.99

Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)

= $3.99!

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers 2/$17.98, Get $4 ECBs (limit 1)
Use 2 $2/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers coupon from or from the 1/23 SmartSource insert or use $2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants coupon
Pay $13.98
Get back $4 ECBs
= $4.99 each!