Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Well, that seems completely unfair.

I met a fabulous, sassy and charming 6 year old last night. She had heart surgeries starting as early as 3 months. We hung out. We chatted. We compared "zippers." We are both cool. I HATE with everything in me that she has one, too.

Coupons! I Got Coupons!

$3.00 off Maggie Moo's cakes: http://www.maggiemoos.com/entertaining_with_maggie/couponform.cfm?couponid=47

Free pair of contact lenses, thanks coupongeek! Click here: http://www.coupongeek.net/2009/06/freebie-pair-of-contact-lenses.htm

Hurray, Old Navy! Nip down to your closest one on July 3rd--their cute flag t-shirts will be ONE DOLLAR each! I think the limit is five.

Try out Sam's Club with a free one-day membership: http://www.samsclubmemberservices.com/InvitationToShop.aspx?c=sco10526

I'm always getting requests for formula coupons, here's a nice one: Drugstore.com has a pretty sweet deal. When you pay with PayPal through 7/8, take $20 off your $65 order. Here are a few things you could do with this deal:
You can get three cans of Enfamil Lipil, Similac Advance, or GoodStart Supreme for $60.97, shipped. This would also be a great way to save on those specialty formulas!

Having trouble getting your kids to drink enough water?

For a while, my MacLean refused to drink water, so I had to resort to "Wateroos," they are "water boxes with purified water and all-natural fruit-flavored--All-natural with no sugar, no calories or artificial anything" and there's a rebate form HERE for a FREE $10 Toys R Us or Whole Foods Gift Card when you buy 4 Wateroos.These are reportedly around $2.99 for a 6-pack at Babies R Us. That would make them around $.49 for a six pack if you figure in the gift card you pick up in the deal.

I get mine at Whole Foods, but here's a store locator: http://www.wateroos.com/buy/wtr_where_to_buy.htm

Free Year's Subscription to "Maxim" Magazine

I used to subscribe to this for show prep: it has all the obligatory pictures of girls in lingerie, but it's not dirty, it's more like the magazine equivalent of a big, dumb, guy. And who doesn't love a big, dumb, guy? Click here for a free year: https://secure.palmcoastd.com/pcd/document?ikey=0815BYSN1

Plan ahead Free-Bee craft for your little ones...

...this cute picnic caddy at a Kid's Workshop this Saturday at Home Depot. These always fill up fast, so click now to register: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Kids_Workshops&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&cm_sp=knowhow-_-leftnav-_-kids_workshops

More coupons!

JoAnn Printables
40% off any one regular priced item (6/28-7/18).10% off your entire purchase (7/2-7/5).50% off any one regular priced item (7/12-7/18).
You can find loads of adorable crafts to do with the kids, tasty recipes, and fun party favors and decorations to make for your celebration at FaveCrafts. Click here to download this Free E-book of fun crafts, recipes & decorations! I just did, and am going to put the kids to work this afternoon!
I don't use Magic Jack because we were lucky enough to score free promotional cell phones from another client, but a lot of readers here are rabid fans. For those of you not using Magic Jack yet, it's supposed to be a way to dramatically cut the cost of your phone bill. Rather than paying a monthly phone bill, you pay $19.95/year and you'll receive:
Free Local and Long Distance
Free Phone Number
Free Directory Assistance
Free Voicemail
Free Call Waiting
Free Three Way Calls
Free Call Forwarding
You simply plug your phone into the Magic Jack, and the Magic Jack into your computer's USB port.
Want to try it? Click here for a free 30 day trial: http://lm.logicalmedia.com/z/8840/CD5400/


PetSmart has a new $5 off $25 in-store coupon available! This coupon is valid through July 25th. Don't forget that you can also use manufacturer coupons at PetSmart. Pair up manufacturer coupons with the $5 off $25 in-store coupon to get some great bargains. Also, remember to request a FREE $5 Eukanuba coupon by mail!

Last day for the Restaurant.com 70% sale!

And make sure you use the code word "recipe" at checkout for a $10.00 gift certificate back from Restaurant.com! Click here: http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3383227-10665295

If you'd like something to remember Michael Jackson's career...

...look no further.
I stumbled across these classic Michael Jackson posters tonight at Amazon and wanted to share. The middle image actually comes framed and matted and was originally $99! I debated whether putting this up was in poor taste, but The Todd and I ran out to a record store the night the sad news broke to buy a cd for the show--there was already 18 people milling around that section. I think everyone would like something to remember him by...I imagine we'll see more Michael memorabilia in days to come.
1. Michael Jackson
Adam Hersh Posters...
Best Price $2.98 or Buy New $2.98
2. Michael Jackson
Adam Hersh Posters...
Best Price $9.99 or Buy New $9.99
3. Michael Jackson
Adam Hersh Posters...
Best Price $2.98 or Buy New $2.99

BOGOs! Coupons!

BOGO Ben and Jerry's every Monday, click here: http://benjerry.com/scoop-shops/feature/sundaes-on-mondays/

$3.00 coupon on Huggies Pullups at Rite Aid: http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=qf3jdzf8802767&bt=vg&o=57041&c=PU&p=4fP5Ooba But bear with me, it gets better: According to the Rite Aid website, it looks like the jumbo packs are currently priced at $12.99. (I know, bad price...but bear with me...)You could buy 2 packs at $12.99 each = $25.98Use the $5-off-$25 printable couponUse (2) $3 printable couponsPay $14.98Submit for Rite Aid rebate #61 - get a $10 Rite Aid gift card when you buy $25 in participating products*Submit for the Caregivers Marketplace rebate of $0.75 per packReceive $11.50 in rebatesBottom line: $3.48 for 2 packs ($1.74 a pack!)
* Please note that if you buy $50 in participating product you will receive a $25 gift card

The Children's Place is having a sale, up to 50% off their cute stuff, and use the code C4969 for an additional 15% off. There's $5.00 flat shipping, too. Click here: http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/homecm_10001_10001_-1_performics_Baby%20GoodBuys_Text_Monster%20Sale%20at%20The%20Children____

Monday, June 29, 2009


Omigod, I get to meet Martin Fry! This is Martin. I want to marry him but there are two things standing in my way. First...well...I AM married. Second, I fear that he would insist on wearing his shiny gold suit to the ceremony.

There's lots and lots of celebrities one meets along the way when working in radio. But, there is NOTHING like meeting the heroes of your youth. Case in point: over the last couple years or so we interviewed both Rob Pattinson (he was "Cedric Diggory" then, pre "Twilight") and Chris Pine ("Star Trek") and, hmmm, meh. (Editor's note: as a matter of fact, we were truly astonished that Chris Pine carried Captain Kirk. He is the most bland, non-charismatic individual on the planet. He actually sat in studio in The Todd's chair, and my spouse still could not remember him at all. "Honey! Chris Pine! The blondish guy! He sat in your chair when we interviewed him for "Bottle Shock!" "Who?" "Chris Pine!" "What does he look like again?")

But I digress.

It's your first childhood crush--the first "Teen Beat" poster you put on your wall that marks you for life. My cousin Mindy and I engaged in vicious battles as children when we played "Make Believe" to have the right to be named "Julie" in the game. This was because Bobby Sherman's big song was "Julie Julie Julie Do You Love Me?" If you were "Julie," you got to be Bobby Sherman's girlfriend. I later interviewed Bobby Sherman for some 70's compilation CD release and he sang "Erin Erin Erin Do You Love Me?" to me. No moment of triumph will EVER eclipse that, EVER.

Still digressing...

So, about Martin Fry--ABC's "The Look of Love," "Poison Arrow," "Be Near Me" defined the 80's for me. I was trying to break into radio, I was passionate about modern music--and he was so dang cool in that shiny gold suit and his flippy Emo hair. I looooved him so. Now, I get to meet him next week at the Regeneration concert! This is SO much cooler than Rob Pattinson! Seriously, I'm FREAKING OUT!

Don't tell The Todd.

Coupons! Freebees!

Free month's supply of food for your newly adopted dog or cat! Another good reason to bust your next pet out of the slammer! We're big fans of rescued pets, rather than buying one at a store--who knows what puppy mill the poor thing came from? Here's a nice reward for doing the right thing: http://www.frugalfreebiesanddeals.com/2009/06/adopt-pet-recently-get-month-of-free.html Thanks, frugal freebies and deals!

Almost a freebee

Cinemark Theatres is showing "Igor" this week as part of the summer kid's series: it's only a dollar per offspring. They're in an air-conditioned theatre, you're napping in the car. Oh, wait. That's me. Do whatever you had planned. Here's your info: http://www.cinemark.com/summermovieclubhouse/index.htm

The Mother (get it? hah!) of ALL Diaper Deals!

Rite Aid has a pretty impressive deal on diapers, there's a little juggling here, so bear with me:

Here's how it works to get 6 packs of Jumbo diapers for $8.46 TOTAL::
The new rebate month for July has started and there are 2 separate rebates for Huggies diapers--
Rebate #1 - Buy 5 packs of Huggies diapers (rebate is for purchases from 4/26-7/25) and receive a coupon for a FREE pack of Huggies diapers. (Single Check Rebate #800)
Rebate #2 - Buy $25.00 Worth of Kimberly-Clark Products for a $10.00 Rite Aid Gift Card
Buy $50.00 Worth of Kimberly-Clark Products for a $25.00 Rite Aid Gift Card(Single Check Rebate #61)
Buy 5 jumbo packs of Huggies @ $11.49 regular price (may vary slightly by area) = $57.45
Use 5 $1.50 off 1 coupons from 6/21 Smartsource inserts (or if you've been sent Huggies coupons by mail)
Use $5 off $25 Rite Aid printable coupon found here
Total:: $44.95
**Then, go home and submit your rebates online at Rite Aid for the free pack of Huggies diaper (SCR #800) and the $25 Rite Aid Gift Card (SCR# 61).
This will be like spending $8.46 for 6 packs of diapers.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Forgive me, but...

...I'm about to utter the dreaded words "back to school" before it's even July. But Areopostale.com is having a killer sale. Stock up now, and maybe you won't have to mortgage a kidney when the kids start shopping: http://www.aeropostale.com/home/index.jsp?cm_ven=Search&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Branded&cm_ite=aeropostale&source=APER_AD%3A3248%3AN%3AN%3A%3A606%3AAERO

Explore Your Filthy Love of Bath & Bodyworks!

Bath & Body Works has gift sets at 75% off. Plus, the Signature Collection is B3G3 free. Some Signature items are marked down to $4! Use the following codes to save on shipping:Friday $3.00 shipping: SHIP3Saturday $4.00 shipping: SHIP4Sunday $5.00 shipping: SHIP5

Start Stockpiling the Diapers With This Deal...

Drugstore.com has a pretty sweet deal. When you pay with PayPal through 7/8, take $20 off your $65 order. Here are two ways to make this a diaper stockupportunity:
Find the instant coupon for $1 off Pampers on the coupons page. Buy two boxes of Pampers Cruisers at $40.99 each and pay with PayPal. You'll get size 3s for .19 each, shipped.
Buy two boxes of Huggies Supremes at $33.99 each and pay .21 each for size 3, shipped

Looks Like the Kraft First Taste Club Has Openings Again...

...I actually signed up for this last time to make sure they didn't bug the living crap out of you with email "updates" and such. You get to try out all the new product first and they ply you with mucho coupons. You likey? Sign up here: http://www.kraftfirsttaste.com/registration/regstep1.aspx?cm_mmc=ola-_-specmed-_-acq-_-frsttst


Michael's Crafts: save 50% on any one item! They've got some really pretty garden benches at my local one, hmmmm: http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=Et1YB&m=1f9VxdPfxqN9FP&b=Dkrmm0yZgbUKYhPw7JncqQ

Don't Hate Me For My Celebrity Lifestyle

I voiced a spot today--a voiceover for a tv commercial. I'm playing a 75 year old woman with severe diarrheal cramps, I think it's for Lonox, or something. Soooo, when you see an elderly gal on tv bent double wearing brown pants...think of me! Or don't. Please, really, don't.

Hungry tonight? Here's a new sale from Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com is now having a 70% off sale on their gift certificates PLUS you'll get a FREE $10 gift certificate to Restaurant.com!! Use the code: RECIPE until June 30th to receive the 70% off and you will pay $3 for a $25 gift certificate (minimum purchase of $35). You will then receive the FREE $10 gift certificate within 24 hours in your email

I was just about to nip down to Old Navy for the $5.00 swimsuits when...

...I heard from several readers that Old Navy has another AWESOME, unadvertised deal. If you spend $50 this weekend (Fri 6/26 - Sun 6/28), you will get a coupon for $20 off!! The minimum purchase amount is $20 (if you spend less than $20, your coupon will be forfeited). You know what that means....you can spend $20 and get $20 off - FREE clothes!!! Wow!! This coupon will only be good on July 6th - 9th!! This is in-store only!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Toys 'R Us Summer Sale: Up to 70% OFF!

Mothers in the know are circling the parking lot like vultures as we speak. Experience at this sale shows the good stuff flies off the shelves fast: http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=95798506511&h=vFyF7&u=-Q1Wx&ref=mf


Enter your kids in a Home Depot workshop to build a cute message caddy: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Kids_Workshops&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

Free coupons and treats for new parents...and honey, you are going to need all the free stuff you can get! http://partners.mysavings.com/z/439/CD550/

Free educational websites for kids--swear they won't know you didn't have to pay $250.00 for them...http://www.thefrugalgirls.com/2009/06/free-fun-and-educational-websites-for.html
thanks, Frugal Girls!

Little ones can build a putting green or a pirate ship at Lowe's, another plan-ahead freebee: https://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/

Free Prilosec: if you need it, you REALLY need it: http://partners.mysavings.com/z/2244/CD550/

50% off and 30 days free at Curves, when you need that extra nudge, they're an affordable one: http://lm.logicalmedia.com/z/10466/CD5400/

Coupons! BOGO's!

BOGO Jamba Juice--I discovered this deal while getting smoothies for a friend in the hospital. I can tell you decisively after a week in the ICU, the ONLY thing that tastes good is a smoothie. But I digress, here's your coupon: http://www.summerblissisback.com/eb3/sbbg.html

Right now at Amazon, you can pre-order Microsoft 7 Operating System and receive a discount of 50% - 70% off on the program. It will not be coming out until October 22nd, 2009--but if you pre-order from now until July 11, 2009 (or while supplies last)--you can get it at a significant discount. It says that if you order now and the price decreases more, they will automatically give you the lowest price-so that's good to know!
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - Regular price $119.99, Pre-sale price - $49.99 (Savings of 70%)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade - Regular price $199.99, Pre-sale price - $99.99 (Savings of 50%)

Now that your kids are seeing "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the next inevitable step is the whining for the toys, here's how to save: Kmart coupons for Tranformers. You can use these coupons in the same transaction as well. Neither expire until 8/22/09!
$5 off any $20 or more Toy purchase. Valid on regular priced, sale & clearance merchandise!
$5 off any Transformer footwear regularly priced $17.99 or more.

Behr Paint Rebate: Purchase any one gallon and get $5.00 off. Purchase any 5 gallon and get $20.00 off! Click here: http://www.behr.com/Behr/home#view=6;vgnextoid=ec3239c981eae110VgnVCM100000166310acRCRD;channel=EXPLORE

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Afternoon With Michael Jackson

Wow, that title sounds important, doesn't it? It wasn't quite like that. I was working at MIX 105 in Virginia when our rep from the Epic label let us tag along on a Michael Jackson press conference near Washington DC. This was right after "Black or White" came out, 1991, I think. Michael was combining a visit to a pediatric hospital with a tour announcement.

Now, when radio does press conferences with tv, it's much like that scene in "Titanic" where the first class passengers are settling into the lifeboat with their little dogs and their furs, and the steerage passengers get locked onto their deck to avoid "disruption." Except, the tv camera crews are the guys with the furs, and I'm the radio person banging on the locked gate yelling, "Hey! It's getting kinda damp down here!" I finally turned off my tape recorder and just watched. Michael was walking through a pediatric AIDS ward--there were, unfortunately, plenty of beds filled in that section of Washington DC.

Michael is--was--a notorious germaphobe. He wore gloves then not just to hide the spreading vitiligo, but because he was obsessed with avoiding people's filthy hands grabbing at him. Yet he would draw off his gloves at each bedside, carefully hold the frail hand, maybe put an arm around the patient's shoulder. A hospital administrator leaned in and told me that he was doing it deliberately for the cameras.

You see, back in the late 80's, early 90's, no one really knew much about AIDS. There was still plenty of misinformation that you could catch the virus simply by touching an infected person. Many AIDS patients died then without ever feeling a human touch again that wasn't wrapped in a rubber glove. Michael was forcing himself to overcome his natural reticence and dislike of contact to make a point.

Winston Churchill once cynically remarked that "I fully expect to be canonized, AND demonized upon my death." Here upon Michael's passing, I fully expect the same for him. But I choose to remember first his awkward--but kindly--attempts to show love and care to those who needed it most.

Old Navy Has $5.00 Shorts & Swimsuits!

This weekend only, KILLER deal at Old Navy! $5.00 shorts and swimsuits, and here's a 15% off coupon to make it even cheaper: http://www.oldnavyweekly.com/

Freebee concert with the Utah Symphony!

Here's your chance to introduce your little ones to some really beautiful music--the Utah Symphony's offering a free concert at Abravanel Hall on July 8th. You just need to nip down to the box office to pick up your tickets. Click here for info: http://www.utahsymphony.org/concert-detail.php?id=235

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

BOGO! At Einstein's Bagels

Indulge your filthy love of bagels with a buy one lunch or salad and get the second one free, this coupon expires on July 3rd, so scamper!

25% off Friends and Family Sale at Leapfrog!

Z&M loooove the Leapfrog stuff, and it's cool enough to keep the kids busy for long stretches of time...(if you can just finish that LAST chapter of "New Moon!") Inside tip: use coupon code FAF25JY9. You can also try code FF25JY9.

A do it NOW freebee!

"Parents Magazine" is offering a free 2 year subscription, but this one will go today, I guarantee it. Click here: http://www.valuemags.com/freeoffer/freeoffer.asp?offer=Parents-BBS.asp

Todd, the Basement Plague Demon

"Play da movie!" "Ya, play!" Anyone who's got "Shrek" on dvd is peeing their pants right now...

So, The Todd is sick today, crouching miserably in our basement bedroom. He came down with what we thought was a cold yesterday until the whole nausea, high temperature, body aches, "I feel like someone's beaten my entire body with a crowbar" feeling. Two of our co-workers are out of the station with Swine Flu...so this changed things. I would like to tell you that I sent the twins away for their safety, put on my Florence Nightingale dress and selflessly cared for my One True Love all night while mopping his fevered brow.
Okay. Well.
First, that Florence Nightingale dress is REALLY hot and our air conditioning isn't that great and my back starts to break out when I sweat, and...y'know.
Secondly, The Todd sick is one thing. He is quiet. He is noble. (Editor's note: we're now on Day Three of the Basement Plague Demon and both the quietness and nobility is gone. I took down a pitcher of ice water last night with sliced limes and a nice little note. He ripped off his sleeping mask and howled "WHY ARE YOU BOTHERING ME?") The twins sick is much closer to the image of the Black Plague during the Middle Ages when the guys would come around with the cart yelling "bring out yer dead!"
Thirdly, we've been mocking the whole Swine Flu scare big time on the show. This knocks out the whole family, and I've got some serious backpedaling to do. So yes, you will see the yellow police tape on the front door today, and if that doesn't keep everyone away I'll paint it with lamb's blood or something.

Big Fat Pile O' Freebees:

FREEBIES & SAMPLES~Free sample card, pen and calendar from Cordial Greetings HERE.
~Snapfish is giving away a new freebie each day, along with 50 free prints HERE.
~Free Precious Places DVD from Fisher Price HERE.
Free GeoTrax DVD from Mattel HERE.
~Free coupons when you join the Home Depot garden club HERE
Free 14mL sample Windsor & Newton Artists Acrylic paint HERE.
~Free issue Gardening How-To magazine HERE.
~Free sample Steaz Organic Iced Tea HERE.
B1G1 free coupon HERE too!
~Free sample Nescafe Tasters Choice HERE – click Try It On Us button.
~Free $15 for Giant Eagle shoppers HERE.
~Enter to win a free Walt Disney vacation HERE.
~Free 12 oz coffee from Borders HERE.
~Free sample Carefree HERE.
~Free sample Stayfree HERE
.~Free fitness plan from Curves HERE.
~Sign up for the Betty Crocker newsletter and get a coupon for free Yoplait Whips HERE.
~Free sample Slap Energy Drink HERE.
~Free online photo editing class HERE.
~Free tutoring info and discount coupon for your child HERE.

KILLER deal on Teva Sandals at REI!

Teva sandals for less than $5.00? Holy Moley!

Teva Kids & Adults Flip Flops as low as $4.93
REI has some great deals going on right now with their Kids Teva flip-flops. You can get free shipping, too, if you have the shoes sent to any REI store for pickup!
Teva Mush Flip-Flops Infants/Toddlers
$4.93 (normally $15) - Orange/black or pink
Teva Mush Flip-flops for Kids
$5.93 (normally $16), brown or pink
Teva Mush Flip Flops - Women's
$8.93 (normally $24) - Blue or Rose

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Deep Thoughts on Jon and Kate Splitting Up

A girlfriend called me about Jon and Kate (parents of two sets of multiples) getting divorced. Mind you, the divorce rate for parents of multiples DOES statistic-wise jump up to around 75% because of all the additional stress and pressure, etc. However, The Todd and I have vowed to NEVER divorce. It's not even a question. Not because I'm married to the most amazing man in the world, (which I am!) or that I'm so super fabulous (I'm too tired to be super fabulous.) No, the truth is much uglier. We're both terrified some judge might give us sole custody of the twins. Believe me, it's US against THEM. Every day.

This is how much I suck as a mother...

The pretty little dock on the pond was crowded, brides shooting portfolio pictures, families feeding the ducks, and Zachie casually peeing off the side into the cattails. Completely paralyzed, I turned around and stared off into space as if to ask "wow, what sucky mother can't control that little boy? Honestly!"

Freebees for your birthday!

All these people want to party with you! Who knew? Thanks, heyitsfree.net!

Freebee: free pint of Glidden paint!

The Glidden National Paint Giveaway starts on the 25th--you can pick your favorite color, click on the link and it's yours, baby!

Freebee/Coupon thingie at Rite-Aid, today ONLY!

Hula Umbrella:: The Hula Umbrella is a 6 ft, tropical-looking umbrella which is normally $39.99. However, it is on sale this week for $29.99. There is an amazing Rite Aid printable coupon here for $25 off a Hula umbrella (coupon expires Tues 6/23). Use this with a $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon here and you will have a FREE umbrella!!
Market Umbrella:: Another great deal is the 9ft Market Umbrella. It is normally $49.99, on sale for $37.50, and you can use a $25 off printable coupon for the Market umbrella (coupon expires 6/23), with the $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon and you will only pay $7.50 for this nice umbrella!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Free Redbox Rental: Today 6/22/09 and 6/23/09 you can get a free Redbox rental if you enter the code RBXTHXU6 You will have to put in your credit card info. But you WILL NOT be charged as long as you return it, by the time stated the following night. Enjoy your free movie!

How about dinner and a movie, baby! Restaraunt.com has the 80% sale again...enter the code word DISH at checkout and get a $25.00 certificate to your favorite restaraunt for only $2.00!http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-3361743-10665295

Free Kotex pantyliners...sorry, I can't figure out how to tie that one in here, but it's free, so just you click and hush about it! http://instoresnow.walmart.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid73198.aspx

I just wanted to give you all a heads up on a yummy freebie you can snag tonight! Dagoba Organic Chocolate is celebrating the first new moon of summer 2009 by giving away FREE chocolate... yummy!All you need to do is go on over here and be one of the first 2,009 people to click the button that says "I want free chocolate" and submit an entry when the first new moon of summer appears in Dagoba’s hometown of Ashland, Oregon (pssst... that's 9:03 p.m. PST) today, June 22nd! If you're one of the lucky 2, 009 people, then you'll win a coupon for a FREE Dagoba Organic Chocolate bar! (Editor's note: see! Dessert after dinner and a movie!)

Free online photo editing class!

Register today at jessicasprague.com to enroll in a free online 2-week photo editing class that starts July 6th. This class is PERFECT for anyone who takes digital photos. Learn how to put frames and brushes on photos, and make simple enhancements to give their photos specific looks: dreamy, soft focus, urban, cross-processed and more.Register here, then enter in code FREECLASS062009 to be automatically enrolled in the class. I think this offer runs out by June 28th, so you want to jump on this bad boy.

Coupons! Got your coupons here!

More milk and yogurt coupons, thanks to A Thrifty Mom: http://athriftymom.com/2009/06/new-dairy-coupons/
Mind you, these are only good in Utah and Idaho!
Coupon: $2 off Huggies
Laina at Abundant Food Savings wants you to know that there's a coupon for $2 off Huggies in the new Graco catalog, which you can download as a .pdf.
Free Taster's Choice: refresh the link and get two!

Utah County Family Fun: plan ahead for this weekend!

Cedar Hills in Utah County is offering a pile of fun family-based things this week. Everything is either free or very affordable. Read on:
June 26: Luau Dinner and an Outdoor Movie at Heritage ParkEnjoy a family dinner at the park pavilion from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Then at dusk, kick back and watch a full-length, family-friendly movie on a huge outdoor screen. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows! Tickets are required for the dinner. Click here for ticket information.
June 27: Carnival at Heritage Park - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inflatable rides, children's games, family activities, craft fair, cake-eating contest, baking contest, bingo, outdoor performances, climbing walls, food, and lots of fun! For tickets or Family Pass, click here.
June 27: Outdoor Performances at Heritage Park Amphitheater, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free! Free musical performances are featured throughout the day. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, find a shady spot on the lawn, and enjoy these fine presentations.
June 27: Water Cannon: East Field, Cedar Ridge Elem. - 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.Get soaked by the fire truck!
June 27: Taste of Cedar Hills Baking Contest; Heritage Park Pavilion; 11:30 a.m. Free! Enter your favorite baked goods in categories to be judged on taste, texture, and appearance. After the contest, goods will be available for tasting. Click here for the free application form, which is due by Friday, June 26, at 4:00 p.m.
June 27: "Read & Win" Reading ProgramCedar Hills invites all children between the ages of 6 and 12 as of September 1, 2009, to read ten (10) books and win a fun prize. Obtain a Reading Record Form here or at the City office and have a parent, guardian, or teacher verify your reading. Submit the form at the headquarters booth in Heritage Park between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to receive the prize. Happy reading!
June 27: "Run to Win" Walking or Running ProgramTo encourage and reward those who like to walk or run, we continue this event. Walk or run the amount of miles for your age, record how many miles you run each week, and take the Run to Win Form to the headquarters booth at Heritage Park between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to receive a prize.
June 27: Cake-Eating Contest at Heritage Park Pavilion, 2:00 p.m.Now you can have your cake and eat it too! In this event, wild and wacky participants of all ages will compete in age groups for prizes, while scarfing down generous helpings of delicious Costco cake. Everyone is welcome, but all cake eaters must wear a Family Festival wrist band. See if you have what it takes to clean off your plate before anyone else!
June 27: FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR! The fireworks will be set off from the golf course this year and will begin after dark at approximately 10:00 p.m. Spectators can view the show up close at Mesquite Soccer Park at 10440 N Mesquite Way in Cedar Hills

Get a $25.00 Target gift card!

Since I've heard from so many readers who've had success with this one, I thought I'd post it again. Join Nicole's Savings Advantage for 30 days at a cost of $2, and just for trying it out you'll get a $25 Target gift card. This is the scenario that has worked so far:-Join and note the date your trial membership will expire, and jot down the email address and company phone number (found in the fine print).-You'll get a welcome note in the mail in about 10 days. Fill it out and return it.-Within another 10-14 days you'll get your gift card.-Give this membership an honest try, and if you prefer not to continue your membership remember to cancel a few days before the trial period is over.