Saturday, April 23, 2011

Free Space Camp Poster



Request a FREE Space Camp Poster!  This poster contains information about Space Camp programs and has a cool graphic your kiddos will want to hang on the wall!



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FREE Visine at Dollar General with Coupon


Visiting Dollar General this week?  Near the check out you will likely find a small bottle of Visine for $2.00.  Grab the 3/13 RP or the 4/10 RP, in both you will find a coupon for $2 off any Visine, which makes it FREE!

Thanks, My Springfield Mommy!


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Amazon - Save $20 on Disney Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Sets



Through the end of today, shop on Amazon and get some great savings on Classic Disney Movies!  Order Three Disney Combo Packs and save $20 when you order three eligible Disney Combo Pack titles.  View eligible titles here.

Here's an example scenario:

Buy 3 Movies:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - $17.99
Bambi - $19.99
Beauty and the Beast - $17.99
Total: $55.97-$20.00
New Total: $35.97 or $11.99 each

Now that's s a great price for a Disney Blu-Ray set!  Hurry, though, since this offer is only good through the end of the day!



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Pepto-Bismol Cinco de Mayo Party Pack Giveaway!

This year, Pepto-Bismol has teamed up with Busy Philipps, actress of ABC’s hit comedy Cougar Town, to offer some fabulous ideas for the perfect Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

Visit YouTube to see what Busy Philipps has planned for her favorite part of Cinco de Mayo – the Piñata Smash. Here, visitors can create their own variations, selecting the method of smash (ninja kick, anyone?), type of piñata and filling-of-choice (try the guacamole!).

Here are some tips to ensure a great Cinco de Mayo!
1. Enlist your musician friend to play mariachi music at your party.
2. Host a “Guac-off” in your office between coworkers who insist they have the best.
3. Referee a Chihuahua race at your local dog park.
4. Buy a handful of sombreros and teach your friends the Mexican hat dance.
5. Keep the Pepto-Bismol on hand in case those extra nachos did you over!

And best of all - enter to win a Pepto Party Pack with everything you need for the perfect at-home gathering (music; decorations; piñata and filler; serveware; $50 AMEX gift card for food; and of course, Pepto!).


Giveaway

One My Kansas City Mommy reader will receive a Pepto Party Pack, as described above!  This giveaway will end on April 27 at 11:59 PM Central time. To enter this giveaway, just fill out the ENTRY FORM. You can also receive additional entries for the following (you will check these off on the entry form - please do not leave extra comments relating to these):

* Subscribe to My Kansas City Mommy's feed or email subscription
* Publicly follow My Kansas City Mommy with Google Friend Connect
* LIKE My Kansas City Mommy on Facebook
* Follow My Kansas City Mommy on Twitter

Don't forget that you need to click here to fill out the entry form!  Please note that this prize can only be shipped to a U.S. address.

Thanks to P&G for providing the giveaway prize!  I received no compensation for hosting this giveaway.


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Enter to Win a FREE Pass to Schlitterbahn from iFamilyKC!



Enter the "Moms & Munchkins" photo contest at iFamilyKC!  The first place winner will receive a FREE single day pass to Schlitterbahn and the photo will be published in the June issue of iFamilyKC!  Enter here!


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FREE Pharaoh's Quest Lego Set at Border's 5/7



On Saturday, May 7, Border's is throwing a release party for The Kane Chronicles, The, Book Two: Throne of Fire, the new novel by Rick Riordan.  At this event, they will be giving away FREE Lego Pharaoh's Quest building sets!  Space is limited and you must call to reserve your spot.  Find your local Border's store here.


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Gap: Save 20% on Women's & Men's Clothing Today Only


Shop at Gap today and get 20% off your entire purchase of Men's and Women's items!  Use coupon code GAPSALE at checkout.  This offer is good until 10:59 PM CST tonight!



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Friday, April 22, 2011

Walmart: FREE RevitaLens 2 oz. Starter Kit & Contacts Case


 
Walmart is offering a FREE 2 oz. RevitaLens OcuTec Solution Starter Kit and Contacts Case! This is an in-store offer so you just need to visit the Walmart site and print the offer to take with you the next time you go to Walmart. Offer available while supplies last.  This would be perfect to keep on hand for your next trip - the 2oz. bottle should meet flight regulations!  :)

Thanks, My Evansville Mommy!



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Victoria's Secret: FREE Ruched Back Panty w/ Pink Purchase + $10 Off Bra



Pink Nation Members can print a coupon for a FREE ruched back panty (an $8.50 value) with any Pink purchase at Victoria's Secret! The coupon is also good for $10 off any Pink bra!  You must log into your Pink Nation account to print this coupon. If you're not a member of Pink Nation Member yet, you can join now and then print the coupon.  This offer is valid through May 9.

Thanks, My Evansville Mommy!


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$2 Off Bic Mark-It Markers Coupon on Facebook



Head over to the Bic Mark-It Facebok page and LIKE them, then click the "Coupon" tab on the left sidebar to print a $2.00 off (8-count or more) coupon!  These markers look super fun - great for spring organizing!

While you're on Facebook. don't forget to LIKE My Kansas City Mommy, too!


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American Eagle 20% Off Coupon + Free Shipping



American Eagle has a 20% off coupon out right now!  You can use the coupon in-store or use code: 92447511 online.  This coupon can be used on clearance items for even more savings and shipping is FREE on online orders!  Right now they have some polos and other shirts clearanced at $9.95 which would make them $7.96 after coupon!  The 20% off and free shipping promotions end on Sunday, April 24.

Thanks, My Evansville Mommy!


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Arm & Hammer Coupons - Save Up to $14!



Celebrate Earth Day with Arm & Hammer - head to their website and sign up to print several coupons.  Total savings up to $14!  Coupons can be printed twice per year.


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Winnie the Pooh Easter Egg Decorating Ideas



In honor of "Winnie the Pooh" returning to theatres in July, Disney has released some fun Winnie the Pooh Easter egg decorating ideas!

WINNIE THE POOH is our beloved ‘hunny’-loving bear, so why not choose one of his favorite things - a honey jar – to create as an Easter egg? You want it to look like a real honey jar so use tape to cover the top of the egg where the lid will be and also a wide strip of tape around the middle for the ‘HUNNY’ label. Boil half a cup of water, mix in 30-40 drops of blue food dye, and one tablespoon of white vinegar. When it cools, gently lower the egg into the pot. The longer the egg remains in the pot, the darker the color gets! Once you are happy with the color, take it out with a spoon, dry it and remove the tape. Then stick the word ‘HUNNY’ in tape to the egg, and pop it back in the pot, just for a few seconds to make the ‘label’ pale blue. Finally, you can use acrylic paint for a blob of honey and leave the word ‘HUNNY’ in the egg’s natural color. If Pooh could see your Easter egg, he might think it looked so much like a honey jar that he would keep it in his personal collection!

TIGGER would be ecstatically happy about painting Easter eggs. You could have a go at painting an egg that looks like Tigger! First, use an orange watercolor crayon to paint the entire egg orange. While it dries, bounce around a bit – Tigger – style! Then draw in the tiger stripes with a steady hand and a black marker and fill them in with a black watercolor crayon. You can use a pink button for the nose and draw on eyebrows, eyes, mouth and whiskers with the black marker. Tigger-tastic!

EEYORE we all know would probably be less excited about painting Easter Eggs, so why not create one of his favorite food -- thistles, of course! All you need are some crayons, a little spinach and also purple and green acrylic paints. Draw the thistle with a crayon, to prevent the area from being dyed. Boil the spinach, letting it simmer for 45 minutes. Put the egg into the water to color it green. The crayon colored thistle won’t dye (due to the wax in the crayon), so you can use acrylic paints to finish your egg. Even Eeyore would have to admit it looks pretty sweet.

PIGLET loves his friends, and his motto is “Even if you are rather small you can still have a very big heart.” Why not paint a Piglet style Easter egg, with huge hearts on it? First, draw seven hearts with a marker, and then use small pieces of sponge with different colors to paint the egg. You can paint the whole egg pale blue like the sky and then paint each of the hearts with one of the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Piglet would love this Easter egg because it’s small and cute, just like him!

To have more adventures with Pooh and friends, go and see WINNIE THE POOH, the brand new film by Disney, in theatres July 15th!



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Earth Day Freebies & Events Round-Up!

Today is Earth Day!  How do you plan to celebrate?  Here are some ideas!



SEE “AFRICAN CATS,” SAVE THE SAVANNA
“African Cats” Motion Picture Opens on Earth Day, April 22, 2011


“African Cats” is still more than a week from opening on Earth Day, but moviegoers have already bought $1.7 million in tickets to see the movie during its opening week (April 22-28) and save the African savanna in the process. Thanks to the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, Disneynature’s pledge to make a contribution in honor of everyone who sees the film opening week already translates to more than 9,500 acres of land within Kenya’s Amboseli Wildlife Corridor—and that number continues to rise.

During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the vibrant African savanna. The AWF will be working to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by a variety of wildlife.

The film, which will be released in theaters worldwide, opens in North America on April 22, 2011. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are already available in the United States by calling 1-888-DISNEY6. Tickets are also available online at www.disney.com/africancats.

There are also a number of innovative online efforts underway that allow moviegoers to pledge their commitment to the film and in doing so, support the cause.

*Like* Disneynature on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Disneynature
Pledge to see “African Cats” on Eventful: http://eventful.com/africancats
Join the “African Cats” grassroots community and donate to the African Wildlife Foundation on Causes: http://www.causes.com/africancats
Buy tickets through Disney Tickets Together: http://apps.facebook.com/ticketstogether/






• 2 UPCs from any Kellogg’s® cereals (10 oz. or larger)
• $1.75 check or money order for each item ordered





Enter for your chance to win a 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid!



 




Stop by your local Disney Store on Friday, April 22nd, and bring 5 plastic shopping bags with you. When you recycle them you can get a FREE reusable tote bag.
This is limit 1 per customer.




On Earth Day (April 22nd), Starbucks is offering FREE coffee or tea when you bring in a travel mug to fill up. Valid at participating stores. As always please call your Starbucks before heading out for your freebie to make sure they are participating!




Lowe's is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 23rd by giving away one million trees.  Visit a local store this Saturday to get yours!

 



The Greener Good is celebrating Earth Day with a different green online giveaway every day this week (Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22). Just go to http://www.thegreenergood.com/ during the week ofEarth Day and click “The Greener Good Earth Day Giveaways” to enter. See below for details on each day’s featured giveaway.

The Greener Good Earth Week Giveaways:

Day 1: Earth Day is a day for the whole family to celebrate! Get outsideand enjoy Mother Nature, but do it in style with fabulous eco-chic footwear. The Greener Good has shoes for the whole family (up to 4 pairs)for free!

Day 2: This day is for the kids. Raise them green by teaching them about recycling, gardening and all around greener goodness. Today's winner can shower their kids with greener goodies. They will enjoy an indoor gardening kit, recycled plastic sand toys, soy crayons, a recycled coloring book and all-natural sunscreen.

Day 3: Green goes glam today! Ladies, this is the day to enter to win fabulous green glam gear. The winner will receive a recycled paper necklace and earrings, a recycled juice box purse, recycled guitar string bangle and some seriously amazing all-natural scrubs and soaps.


Day 4: Gentlemen, don't fret. Today is your day. Enter to win a bamboo
collared shirt, recycled necktie wallet, recycled record bowl (with your favorite band), all-natural shaving soap and a wind up flashlight.


Day 5: Now that you all have the gear to go green, how about taking a big step for mother Earth in your home. Give her some help with these amazing giveaways. Today's winner will have the choice of either a 55 gallon rain barrel or a Spin Bin garden composter and kitchen compost keeper, a PowerCost monitor and a set of bamboo sheets.

In addition to these giveaways, we will also be offering gifts with
purchase of $50 or more. Customers can choose from a bamboo kitchen towel,
reusable shopping bag, or organic chocolate candy trio.
GreenBagTag is rewarding members of CVS’ ExtraCare rewards card $1 back for every 4 shopping trips where they decline plastic bags or simply carry out their purchases. Last year alone, ExtraCare cardholders scanned their GreenBagTags more than one million times, which means more than one million shopping trips where CVS/pharmacy customers declined plastic bags and helped reduce plastic bag waste!   he small, leaf-shaped tag made with 100 percent recycled and renewable materials an easy way to earn cash.
        
In addition to the GreenBagTag, CVS/pharmacy has a line of eco-friendly products called Earth Essentials, which provide green alternatives to everyday cleaning and household items. All Earth Essential products are manufactured using an ecologically-aware process, packaged in recyclable bottles and are endorsed by Green Peace.


Thanks, My Dallas Mommy!




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Powell Gardens - Free Admission Today! (4/22)

Powell Gardens is filled with enchanting flowers, and you can see it all for free today - Earth Day, April 22. Come and see the spring blooms and visit the Enchanted Garden: Orchids, Begonias & Fairy Houses! This free event is open on Friday, April 22, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bring the whole family for a charming adventure.


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It's Mega Swag Bucks Day - Earn Cash & Prizes Just for Searching the Internet!



If you're not already a Swagbucks member, today is a great day to join - it's Mega Swag Bucks Friday!  Today when you search online wtih Swagbucks, you might win Mega Swag Bucks - which have higher denominations than normal.  Wondering what to do with your Swag Bucks?  Exchange them in the Swag Store for gift cards and tons of other prizes!  I have personally cashed in $50 worth of Amazon gift cards since last fall - this definitely works!

If you're not already a Swag Bucks user, sign up today - you'll earn 30 Swag Bucks automatically just for joining!  Use Swag Bucks as your search engine and be rewarded with random Swag Bucks deposited into your account!  You can also earn 1 Swag Buck per day just by voting in the Daily Poll.  Get paid to search - it's easy and fun!


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review: Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs



I have been a fan of author Liz Curtis Higgs’ books since 2003, when I read her first novel set in Scotland – Thorn in My Heart.  Since that time, I have made it a point to get a copy of her newest title as soon as possible - I am always anxious to return to the beautiful Scottish world in which her characters live.
Based on the first half of the Biblical story of Ruth and Naomi, Here Burns My Candle introduces us to the characters of Elisabeth and Marjory: two widows who must take care of one another when they find themselves alone in the world.  Liz Curtis Higgs has crafted a beautiful picture with this story. I was drawn in and held captive, unable to put the book down until I found out how it ended!  Of course, I now want to read the sequel Mine is the Night again, as well.  The story is beautiful and inspiring - and I can't wait to study the book of Ruth!

Overall, I would highly recommend Here Burns My Candle.  I can't wait to read another Scottish novel from Ms. Higgs!

You can purchase Here Burns My Candle from WaterBrook or from Amazon!


Please rate my review!



Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing the book for this review! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own.



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FREE Sample of Maximum Strength Zantac 150


Zantac

Still available - fill out a short form and receive a free sample of Maximum Strength Zantac 150!  Click here to sign up!



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*Reminder* FREE Reach Dental Floss with $1.00 off Coupon!



I posted this deal a few days ago, but I just picked up my free floss today at Target today ($.97 for 55 yards) - so I'm pumped and wanted to make sure you get free floss too!

Right now at Coupons.com, you can print a coupon for $1.00 off Reach Dental Floss.  Pick up your floss at Target or Walmart, where it sells for $.97 - which means you can get it for FREE!  I haven't actually paid for dental floss in ages... I always wait for one of these coupons!  Woohoo!  Get yours today!



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