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November 2008

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Winners of Clorox2 Giveaway

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Thank You to all who entered the Clorox2 Giveaway! You will be pleasantly surprised when you try Clorox2! Be sure to visit the Madlu Designs Giveaway going on now for a chance to win Custom Photo Cards!

And the winners are….

#21 Amy

#5 Jenna

#28 Vicki

#23 Kimberly

I have sent emails to the winners! Thank You and stay tuned for more great giveaway coming soon!!

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Cyber Monday

Did anyone cash in on some good Black Friday deals this year? I did not brave the crowds this year, nor have i any other year for that matter. It seems that Black Friday can bring out the worst in some people and i just don’t feel safe braving those who are having “bad days”. Here, locally, two men were in a fist fight at Target because they were arguing over who was going to walk into the store first. The sad part is they were both at the front of the line! I’am sure there were more than 2 of the product they were after.

The good news is Cyber Monday will start at midnight tonight!!! Woo Hoo! I will definately be braving the safety of my Internet Explorer and have a cup of cocoa with my fellow slickdealers ;)

What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is the Black Friday event of the Internet! It has gained popularity in the last few years and may just trump Black Friday this year! Is’nt this exciting? No crowds, No bad attitudes, no fighting, no getting ran over by carts, no cold, no insane traffic, no fighting over parking spots and no lines! I’am definately in!!!

Many retailers will offer better discounts than Black Friday!
Here are a few links to Cyber Monday deals:

Best Buy is offering 50% off Saeco coffee makers and grinders. Cyber Monday Deals

Meijer CM Deals – 20% off everything

Here is a link to ToysRus Hot Deals – the word is that toysrus will offer up to 60% off plus another 20% off if you pay with paypal. However, i cannot find a direct link to this deal.. I would check tonight at midnight :) Note: they will also have FREE SHIPPING on select items.

Good Deals:

Walgreens $5 off $25 Printable Coupon – in stores only… good 12/1 and 12/2
If you want to save $5 off $25 online just used code FROSTED

You’ll find the Samsung BD-P1500 1080p Blu-ray Player
for $203 at Amazon.

Red Octane Guitar Hero Deal

Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 Digital Camcorder and 8 MP Digital Camera (Blue) – $199.99 (reg. $610.48) Note: we have one of these and LOVE it! TODAYS THE LAST DAY FOR THIS DEAL!

Vtech – KidiArt Studio – $47.99 (reg. $79.99)

Fisher-Price Elmo’s Restaurant – $67.27 (reg. $103.49)

EyeClops Bionic Eye Multizoom, Green – $24.76 (reg. $49.99)

Playskool Busy Ball-Tivity Center – $17.49 (reg. $34.99)

Playskool Kota My Triceratops Dinosaur – $199.99 (reg. $299.99)

All Amazon Deals Good thru Today

I will keep this post up to date with any good deals i find… so check back!

Happy Shopping!!!

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Sears Making A Big Effort To Support Our Troops

Did you know that Sears is making a big effort in supporting our troops? I have to be honest, i do not like to shop at sears. A- because i simply do not like the store and B- because i think their customer service is in serious need of an “Extreme Makeover”! These of course are just my thoughts… However, i think you all should know how they are making an effort to support our troops.

If a employee of Sears is called to duty, by law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years.

Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution. Just wanted to pass this bit of information on as i believe it’s so important to support the men and women who keep us safe as we are dreaming away each night.

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Madlu Designs Giveaway

Today is an exciting day! Siena is 1! Happy Birthday to you Lil’ Pea! Where did 1 year go? Oh My! It goes by so fast…..What do you think of the invite above? That’s my little Siena singing “Happy Birthday to Me”… in baby language, of course!

I searched thousands (and i mean THOUSANDS) of companies and cards to try and find the right invitation for Siena’s 1st birthday party. It was a long and tedious process, but alas i found Madlu Designs!

Madlu Designs specializes in designing custom photo cards, invitations, and announcements. Dorie puts lots of love into her designs and i know your going to love each and every one! She has the most amazing designs for the Holidays and her prices are UNBEATABLE! It’s only $15 for her custom designs (yes, you heard that right) ONLY $15! She also offers printing services that you can check out on her site.

In honor of Siena’s birthday, Dorie, at Madlu Designs is graciously giving one of my lucky readers any design of their choosing at her etsy site. So cross those Christmas cards off your list!

So, how can you win? Head over to Madlu Designs and pick out your favorite Design. Come back here and leave a comment, letting me know which one you picked.

Extra Entries:

1. Make a purchase and I’ll give you 5 extra entries

2. Subscribe to my feed for 2 extra entries

3. Subscribe to my emails at the top, right of my blog for 2 extra entries

Please remember to leave a separate comment for “each” entry and a way for me to contact you if you are the lucky winner :)

Good Luck… winner will be announced on December 5th!

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Black Friday Sites & Mentionables

Just wanted to list a couple of sites for black friday! (this site has pre black friday deals that are going on NOW!)

Don’t forget about cyber monday, which is the online black friday!
Check out

Have you signed up for RewardsRus yet? If not you can sign up here. I signed up a few weeks back and i just received my card in the mail which included a 20% off coupon to use on a private shoppers night on December 10th!

Amazon has already started their black friday sale. Hurry! They are also running a promotion that states if you buy $50 worth of select hasbro items you can get a free toy (this includes baby alive and littlest pet shop) You can view the info here

Amazon also has a ton of blu ray/dvd deals going on right now.

Happy Shopping!

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Happy Turkey Day!!!

Happy Turkey Day to all of you! Before approaching turkey day today, i thought really hard about what i was thankful for. The problem is there are so many things to be thankful for, i’am not quite sure how to fit it all into one post. I don’t even think i’ll try!

However, i will mention the fact that i’am terribly greatful for two healthy kids, a husband who loves me and a extended family full of love. I was fortunate to marry into a wonderful family who has embraced my every flaw. I’am thankful for the troops who risk their lives to keep my family and I safe while we sleep at night. Because of them, i do not worry when i lay my head down at night. I’am thankful that i have the oppurtunity to live in The U.S.A. and have the freedom of speech and the kindness of my fellow man. I’am thankful for all of you who have given me the respect in following my blog. THANKYOU!

I could go on for days, but i won’t. Which brings me to this question: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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The One Dollar Give

The One Dollar Give

I’am so excited to be a part of “The One Dollar Give” this year and share it with all of you.

What is the $1 Give?
From December 1st to December 31st, Bloggers around the blogsphere will unite in an effort to help their favorite charity. The bloggers involved have agreed to set aside just $1 a day for the entire month of December to donate. I’am excited to see what charities my fellow bloggers have chosen and help them donate to their favorite charities.

It will be exciting to see those $1’s add up! I have chosen The Bakersfield Rescue Mission, who helps homeless men, women and children. They serve over 21,000 meals a month. I can only imagine what it must take to run an operation such as this and i really want to help. I hope you’ll join us… see how you can help by visiting “The One Dollar Give”. By doing so you can win some fabulous prizes:

1. A $25 giftcard to Starbucks.

2. An Elmo Live doll.

3. The Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker.

4. EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles.

You’ll find 3 ways to enter for a chance to win some of these great prizes!

Good luck! And thank you for helping us spread the word about The One Dollar Give!

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List of "One Deal A Day" Sites

I have a list of “one deal a day” sites that i visit everyday and i absolutely love them! I want to share them with you so that you can add them to your favorites and begin to get great items at discounted prices! – Dedicated to baby/childrens items and features lots of fun stuff.

Tottlers – children and baby items (not particularly good deals in my book, but i wanted to include it so you can make that call yourself) – Love this site! They have many different items ranging from electronics and grab bags to strollers and watches. I purchased my silver cross stroller from them and paid 1/4 of what it retailed for! – a fun site dedicated to baby/children’s items. They have featured items from diaper bags to high end strollers. – this site is one of my personal favorites! They have name brand items for incredibly low prices. Today they featured Baby Legs at 50% off. They feature a new item everyday at 9 am. Make sure your there right on time because many items sell out fast. – this site is new to me and i haven’t had much experience with them yet. Seems to have good deals on mostly electronics. – great site with mostly electronic items including ipods,TVs and more.

Woot – one of the more popular and well known sites, it sells a variety of items. Great prices on great items.

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A Few Mentionables

Today is the last day to enter the Enfamil Next Step Lipil Giveaway.

Amazon has the Playskool Clipo Creativity Table for $19.99 (down from $34.99)! We have one of these in the closet for Siena this year and at this price i would definately grab one for your little one!

Leap Frog is having a Friends& Family event… get 30% off with code HY8NFF.

etoys has the TMX Tickle Me Elmo & Friends – Ernie and the TMX Tickle Me Elmo & Friends – Cookie Monster for $14.99 with FREE SHIPPING. is a great tool that you can use to find free shipping at thousands of stores. If your wondering if the store your going to shop at has free shipping, just pay them a visit and type in the name of the store. This is a great resource to use for your online shopping.

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