Posted on 07-07-2010
Filed Under (Saving $/Coupons) by Charla

If you don’t know about this, you’re probably thinking, “She’s crazy!”  And I must admit it does sound crazy!  But hey, I’ll dress up partly like a cow for a free Chick-Fil-A entree on July 9th.  Everyone who comes dressed up partially like a cow gets a free entree, and for those who come completely dressed up like a cow get the whole meal free.  You can RSVP on Facebook if you want to, but you don’t have to.

Here’s more info about where to download free printable cow ears, spots, etc.

If you can’t tell already, I’m a huge fan of Chick-Fil-A…our whole family is.  And would you like to know why? (By the way, this is not a paid post.   It’s strictly my opinion)  Well, let me tell you anyway:

  • We really like their food!
  • Chick-Fil-A’s food is top quality!
  • They have awesome waffle fries.
  • Their new spicy chicken sandwich is so good!
  • They have a super fast drive-through (One time during the lunch rush, the line wrapped completely around the building and I was at the end of the line.  I timed it and it only took me 5 minutes to get up to the window to get my food.  They’ve always been consistently fast.)
  • They’re closed on Sundays for faith and family.
  • They give out an enormous amount of money every year in scholarships.
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Yes, there is free food at Chick-Fil-A this FRIDAY but there is a stipulation.  You have to dress like a cow…I’m not kidding!  Their website explains all the Cow Appreciation Day details. If you dress partly like a cow (and they even have a link to download their starter kit so you can print off cow ears, cow tail, cow spots, etc) then you will get a free entree.  However, if you dress completely like a cow from head to toe (cow PJ’s are acceptable) then you get a free meal.  We’re not doing the free meal thing, but we will put on cow’s ears and spots for a free entree.   Kids can even enter a contest.  Sounds like fun!

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Posted on 06-21-2010
Filed Under (Saving $/Coupons) by Charla

When you’re out and about between 7-10 am tomorrow morning, you can get a free “Breakfast on a Bun” from Whataburger.  And if you like things really spicy, you can get jalapenos and picante added for free!
I may get mine with bacon instead of sausage, I haven’t decided yet.  We rarely have either because of the fat & cholesterol factor, so it’s a treat when we have either one.

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Posted on 06-11-2010
Filed Under (Saving $/Coupons) by Charla

This is a great giveaway at The Frugal Novice because it’s a $25 gift card for groceries, and you get to choose where you want to buy your groceries!   All you have to do is sign up for a free trial at “Food on the Table,” but you are not committed in any way nor do you give any credit card info.  So it’s totally risk free!

The cool thing is that you have 30 days of using “Food on the Table” for free.  That’s one whole month free!

It’s so easy!  Here’s what you do:

  • Enter your zip code
  • Enter your favorite local grocery store
  • Answer a few questions about food, “What are you in the mood for this week?”

Then, “Food on the Table” suggests recipes.  You choose which ones.  They tell you what ingredients are on sale at the grocery store you chose.  And they even tell you how much money you will save by buying the sale items!  Then they organize your shopping list by categories.  Wow!  It sounds like a lot of fun!  Remember, it’s free for one month, and you get to be in the drawing for a $25 gift card to the grocery store of your choosing.

This giveaway ends at The Frugal Novice midnight on 6/17/2010.

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Posted on 06-11-2010
Filed Under (Product Reviews, Saving $/Coupons) by Charla
GIVEAWAY OVER:  Winner is Stephanie Grant (by Random.org)

Before I tell you about this awesome $50 gift card giveaway here at Healthy Home Blog, let me tell you this.  Now that I’m “grandma” and have two precious little grandsons, I find myself looking at baby’s and little boy’s clothes if I happen to be passing by them in a store.  The younger grandson is nearly 14 months and the older one is two (nearly three), so I look in the baby’s section and the toddler boy’s section.  I love looking at clothes for them!

Speaking of children’s clothing, have you seen the new line of adorable and affordable kid’s clothes called “Kidgets” at Family Dollar?   I hadn’t seen them until recently when I was given the opportunity to review one of their Kidgets outfits for my grandson as seen below.

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I must say that I’m impressed with how stylish the three-piece outfit is.  It is really cute!  And the saying on the T-shirt is perfect for a two year old.  (If you’ve ever been shopping with a two year old who is having a “terrible twos” experience in the store, you know exactly what that means!)

Family Dollar’s “The Affordable Turns Adorable” Kidgets line of clothing for newborns through toddlers is perfect for this economy.  Many people have a tight budget but yet they still want to have cute clothes for their kids.  Look at what all Family Dollar’s Kidgets offers:

  • Three-piece outfits for $8 and under
  • Trendy seasonal accessories such as beach sandals (priced $4 & $5)
  • Children’s sunglasses (priced $3)
  • Foldable totes (priced $4)
  • Hats (priced $4)

If you visit Family Dollar’s website, you can even print a coupon for $1 Off a Kidgets set of clothes for a boy or girl.  I use coupons whenever I can, so I think this is great!  And Family Dollar has a money back guarantee, promising a full refund to anyone who is not satisfied with items in the new Kidgets line.  This is a win/win situation!  Maybe that’s why it’s said that Family Dollar is one of the fastest-growing discount retail chains in the US.

Also, Family Dollar is hosting the Cute as a Kidget Photo Contest with a $5,000 cash grand prize and other great prizes.  Families can upload their cutest “Kidget” photos.  Family and friends will then have a chance to vote, and the winner will be announced on July 16, 2010.  Family Dollar is also hosting a “Cute as a Kidget Sweepstakes” for more fun prizes, and they’re having daily drawings for gift card giveaways.

Now, on to the $50 Gift Card Giveway.

WIN IT:

This giveaway is open to all US readers.
Family Dollar has provided one $50 gift card for giveaway.  Entries for this giveaway will be accepted until midnight CST on Sunday, June 27, 2010. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced the following day in a post.

HOW TO WIN IT:

Mandatory entry: Visit Family Dollar’s site and then leave me a comment below letting me know what you would get with the gift card if you win it.  In your comment info where you leave your name and URL, be sure to leave your email address (which will be private).   I must have a way to contact the winner by email.   The winner will be announced here on June 28th and notified by email.

BONUS ENTRIES:

(Mandatory entry must be completed first!)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry:

  • Blog about this giveaway and link it back here (4 extra entries)
  • Subscribe (2 extra entries)
  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect (2 extra entries)
  • Follow me on Twitter (1 extra entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (1 extra entry per tweet; up to 2 tweets spaced out during the day)
  • Put my button on your blog (2 extra entries)  (download it from my sidebar)
  • Follow Family Dollar on Twitter (1 extra entry)

Note: This was not a paid post, and my honest opinions were provided. Family Dollar provided the Kidgets outfit for review and is providing the gift card for the giveaway, but I was not paid monetarily.



Posted on 06-07-2010
Filed Under (Saving $/Coupons) by Charla

Christian PF is celebrating their third year anniversary by giving away an Apple iPad and five $20 Amazon gift cards.

Here’s some info about this awesome giveaway:

  • 1. Read and follow the instructions  for each entry completely.
  • 2. Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on June 17th.
  • 3. They will randomly select winners on June 18th using Random.org.
  • 4. You can do all 6 methods, but only one counts for each category. The maximum number of entries possible is 21.

Happy Three Year Anniversary to Christian Personal Finance.   Their site has done awesome in three years with over 3 million unique visitors.

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