New Product for the Kids! Friend Chips for $2.99 Shipped #friendchips


This post is Sponsored by Friend Chips but my opinions are 100% my own!

My girls love to follow the trends.  Not so much fashion trends but toy/gadget/collectable trends.  We still find little elastics all over the house! And they also love playing with their friends.  They trade toys all the time for a day or two with our neighbors, which also happen to be their best friends!  So I was happy when I received this new collectable – tradeable – fun item for my girls.  Because I knew they would love them, and I was right!

Introducing Friend Chips! Collect ‘Em, Trade ‘Em & Share the LOVE! And right now they are only $2.99 with Free Shipping & Handling for a limited time.


What are Friend Chips? These fun tradeable chips come in four different design packages: Wacky Pack, Happy Pack, Groovy Pack and Rad Pack. Each pack is only $2.99 and shipping is FREE! You can order them right off of Amazon here OR you can order direct from the Friend Chips website and they take paypal!

These chips come with a backpack ring so they can take them to school and trade with their friends, during free time of course!   Each package comes with 8 chips in 4 designs.  I love the fun and positive messages that are on these chips.    And my girls could relate to so many of them.   And my 7 year old was super excited about the PB&J one because she eats it everyday.  She said that was made for her.  ;-)

These are new and I have a feeling they are going to be HOT!  They come in 4 varieties:

  • Groovy
  • Rad
  • Happy
  • Wacky

So the girls can trade to get chips from all varieties and then trade them again when they change their minds!  And the price is just right a $2.99 a pack!!!

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Yankee Candle 2014 Fall Scents {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by Yankee Candle but my opinions are 100% my own!

Yankee Candle recently announced the launch of eight new Yankee Candle® fragrances in both its classic jar form and contemporary Pure Radiance™ line for fall 2014. Inspired by the scents, sounds and sweet treats swirling through the air throughout this beloved season, this new line captures the autumn aura in a potpourri of rich earth tones and fresh fragrance notes. Yankee Candle’s fall offerings are available for purchase now at Yankee Candle’s more than 500 retail stores, www.yankeecandle.com and select specialty retailers and gift shops while supplies last.

I love Yankee Candles and I get excited whenever I hear they have new scents.  There is always something good.

Yankee Candle Jars


  • Cranberry Pear – A positively delectable union of sweet and tart … fresh orchard pears drizzled with decadent cranberry syrup.
  • Berrylicious – Sheer ecstasy … ripe, juicy blueberries on a crisp bed of creamy vanilla icing is the perfect dessert topping.
  • Chocolate Layer Cake – The scrumptious layering of cocoa and chocolate mousse is pure decadence.
  • Bay Leaf Wreath – Such a refreshing way to welcome the season … an aromatic blend of bay leaves, orange, and cedarwood.
  • Silver Birch – Autumn is in the air … the slight crispness of an early fall breeze mingles with the spicy dryness of just-turning leaves.


  • Orchard – Goodness from the earth … breathe in the scent of fresh air, crisp red apples, and bright citrus.
  • Ginger Pumpkin – Dessert gets a spicy twist in this delectable, fresh-baked blend of ginger, pumpkin and cognac.
  • Cafe – This irresistible blend of roasted, sweet and creamy aromas warmly invites you to savor the moment.

I received two candles – A Jar of Berrylicious and Pure Radiance Cafe.  I love coffee so I instantly fell in love with the Cafe candle.  But not just because of the small, which was amazing, but because I love the design of the Pure Radiance Cafe candle.  They are decorative as well as nice smelling.  These are perfect for a gift and I like to keep them on my mantel.

The jar of Berrylicious smelled good enough to eat, seriously!  Anything Berry scented is yummy and my girls LOVED it too.  Once again, Yankee Candle didn’t disappoint!

Yankee Candle Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win Two Yankee Candles Berrylicious and Café.

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Join the Fuel Rewards Network and Save on Your Gas Everyday #fuelrewards

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This post is Sponsored by Fuel Rewards Network but my opinions are 100% my own!

I’m excited to share with you the Fuel Rewards Network “program that will save you money on gas with your everyday purchases.  The Fuel Rewards NetworkTM program offers you real savings at participating Shell stations. Simply earn Fuel Rewards® savings when you purchase the items you normally buy, like groceries, clothing and household goods and redeem them for cents per gallon savings at participating Shell stations

For a limited time, new members of the Fuels Rewards Network program can get a 25c/gal sign-up bonus when they join the program.  To qualify, you must purchase at least 8 gallons of fuel on your first fill-up using  your Fuel Rewards Network Card, while enjoying at least 3c/gal savings. Then, the 25c/gal will be credited to your account for your next fill up.  Get your Fuel Rewards Card NOW!

Signing up is simple! You can request your free Fuel Rewards Network Card online at FUELREWARDS.com or pick one up at any participating Shell station and activate it online, OR text “Rewards” to Shell 1 (743551) to join.


There are several ways to earn Fuel Rewards savings:

  • Shop online with your favorite online brands through the online mall at FUELREWARDS.COM. More than 700 online merchants offer at least 5 cents per gallon for every 50 dollars spent.
  • Earn rewards from dining out and purchasing groceries.
  • And, at select Shell stations earn rewards at the convenience store on items like your morning coffee or your weekly car wash

Savings can be redeemed on any grade of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline including Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline as well as Shell Diesel, up to 20 gallons per purchase! Simply swipe your Fuel Rewards Network Card at the pump before you pay and watch your price drop instantly before your eyes.

And that’s not it! You can receive an additional 5c/gal every time you refer a friend or family member to join the Fuel Rewards Network program.

Sign up HERE and start saving on your gas.

Disclosure: I received gift cards in exchange for my review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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6 Things You Need for a FUN Staycation #ExtraSavings

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This post is Sponsored by CVS/Pharmacy but my opinions are 100% my own!

We are in the middle of summer and summer vacation for the kids.   It seems like the perfect time to take  vacation, since the kids don’t have school.  Well, at leas the kids seem to think so.  But mom and dad have to work and don’t always have the time to take off work.  Or a vacation just isn’t in the budget.  It’s hard to get kids to understand that because if your kids are like mine, they think everything is free.

More and more people seem to be turning to Staycations rather than Vacations.  Staycantions can not only be more affordable  but a lot of fun too.  It could give you a chance to explore your hometown a little more than you normally would.  If this summer a Staycation is in order, here are 6 Things You Need for a FUN Staycation!

A Map of Your City or State

Have the kids find some places they’ve never been and play a day to visit one.  Pack a picnic lunch and some drinks in a cooler to avoid spending money on food.  Don’t buy bottled water, purchase a reusable water bottle for each person in your family and bring water or make fresh squeeze lemonade and take it with you.   The cost of the water bottle will be covered during your Staycation over and over again!  CVS has a nice variety of water bottles to keep your beverage cold!

6 Things You Need for a FUN Staycation


You’ll need plenty of sunscreen for your Staycation.  Hopefully the weather will be nice the week you pick and you’ll be outdoors a lot.  Even if you are walking around the town, you should still use sunscreen.  CVS has a huge variety of sunscreen and you don’t have to break the bank buying it either.  Use your ExtraCare card and purchase their store brand sunscreen instead of the brand name.  It’ll work just as good and save you some money.

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Outdoor Toys

Your backyard could serve as the perfect vacation place.  Turn off the TV, shut down the computer and put the cell phones on vibrate and go outside and look around your yard.  Do you have a pool?  Do you have a big yard to play games in?  Do you have a swing set or play area for the little kids?   You can pick up some water toys for either in the pool or out of the pool at CVS.  They have a nice selection of pool toys, water guns, swim gear , bubbles and even towels and flip flops.   With you ExtraCare card, you are sue to save a lot!

Fun Treats and Snacks

Lets face it, when we are on vacation we all seem to over indulge a bit.  It’s part of being on vacation.  So even though your vacation is in your back yard, you should still have some yummy treats for everyone to indulge in, even the parents!  CVS has a lot of treats to please your family from chips and dips, to cookies and crackers and even some frozen desserts.  Pick up some Baskin Robbins freeze pops right at CVS.  We love these and they are bigger than the regular freeze pops so on a hot day they really cool you off.  They are almost as good as going out for ice cream but cost a lot less!

Indoor Games

We can’t always plan around the weather so sometimes we have to plan for the weather to not be great.  Have some games planned for indoors as well as outdoors.  Visit your local thrift shop and get some board games the kids have never seen before so they’ll be something new and exciting.  Even if they aren’t in the best shape, as long as all the working pieces are there it’ll be fine.  Pretend you are at an old Inn and you found these games in the attic so you dust them off and play a few rounds.  Play kids against adults and see who is more competitive.


Staying home and turning it into a vacation will need some imagination at times.  It’s hard to shut down what you are used to and do something different in the same place you always are.  A few ideas are to turn your house into a hotel.  Switch rooms with each other so you wake up in a different place.  Purchase some new soaps and towels for your bathroom so it looks like a different bathroom.  Visit some restaurants within your budget that you don’t normally visit and ask for take out menus.  Then each day, pick a menu and eat there that night.  It’ll be like you are in another state when you really aren’t.  If you are not paying for a hotel each night on your Staycation, then you may be able to swing dinner out most nights.  Take home the leftovers and everyone swap a meal the following night at home.  Turn all the lights out and light some candles or eat out by a fire.  Once in the dark, you can pretend you are somewhere else and each person can describe what they think it looks like.  It may be a fun way for mom and dad to turn off their everyday thoughts, and relax in another world.

Staycations can be really fun and if you plan enough ahead of time, you can do it with any kind of budget.  Before you head to the big box stores or the food store, stop in your local CVS to pick up what you need.  If you haven’t walked every aisle in CVS, then they may have more than you’ve ever realized.  And with your ExtraCar card, you can get ExtraSavings this summer!

Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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AvoDerm’s “Glow & Tell” Facebook Contest, $5 Coupon and a $50 Petco Gift Card {Giveaway} #AvoDermGlow


This post is Sponsored by AvoDerm but my opinions are 100% my own!

If you have a pet, you probably know how they really are part of your family.  And you probably want to feed them the best food for them.  Since becoming a pet owner, I’ve realized the importance of this and we’ve switched his food a few times to find the perfect one for him.  Just like we give our kids food that is good for them, we do as well for our dog.

I recently learned about AvoDerm pet food, which is a natural brand of dog and cat food that is dedicated to delivering healthy skin & coat benefits.  The condition of your pets’ skin and coat is a visible indicator of their overall health. AvoDerm premium pet food is packed with high-quality protein and avocado, a rich source of the vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants your pets need to look and feel their best.

Want to try this?  Print a coupon for $5.00 off AvoDerm Cat or Dog food.   You’ll have one month to use it after you print it.   Not sure if they sell it in your area?  Check their store locator to find a store near you.  I found some at a Petco near me!


You can also enter the AvoDerm’s “Glow & Tell” Facebook contest.   The contest is all about having a healthy pet that can be seen from the inside out.   You can show off  your pet’s healthy glow with the AvoDerm’s Glow & Tell Facebook photo contest and use the hashtag #AvoDermGlow.   When you enter you could win a pet store gift card or a grand prize of a pet photo shoot with an award-winning photographer Mark Rogers.  You can check out his work here.

To learn more visit: http://www.avodermnatural.com/.

Petco Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a $50 Petco Gift Card.

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