Monday, October 27, 2014

Free Poker Deck & Personalized Tin! #StockingStuffer

Marlboro is offering a Free Poker Deck AND Personalized Tin! Sign in or create an account with Marlboro then click the Red Aces Run box. You'll be able to personalize your poker deck tin with your initials and a graphic for FREE! Shipping is also free!

This is a great FREE Stocking Stuffer idea for kids or anyone that enjoys playing cards! It does say allow 16-20 weeks for delivery, but I know their past gifts haven't taken that long and I'm hoping this make's in time to put in my love's stocking. What a fun, personalized and FREE gift!

Note: No purchase necessary. Offer limited to 1 gift per eligible smoker 21 years of age or older. Offer good 10/27/14 thru 12/14/14, while supplies last.

(Thanks The Freebie Blogger for Sharing!)

Free $20 in Shutterfly Credit!

Head over to Cord Blood Basics and take a few minutes to learn about cord blood banking and you could score $20 in free Shutterfly credit! Your credit will be sent to the email you register at the end of the tutorial within a few days. Offer available for a limited time, so don't wait! Credit is good for $20 off any order $20 or more (after any other discounts and before tax, shipping and handling).

(Thanks The Freebie Blogger for Sharing!)

The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be #BookReview

I reviewed this book for my fiancé, not that he isn't a great father - he is an incredible father! But, I know that he, like myself, always wonder if we're doing the right thing, enough.. Don't we all?
Let me preface this review by saying this book, even though titled "Good Dad" is a great read for all parents, step parents, aunts, grandparents, etc.

Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family, shares with us personal testimony of how his experiences with three failed father figures in his life has helped shape the father he has become today. His biological father was an alcoholic, his step father deserted him and his foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. All non-existent in Jim's life by the time he turned 13.

This book is not about being the "perfect" father, but rather trying to become a better one each day. It will remind you that God can help you become a better father despite your childhood or the mistakes you've made. Becoming a better father, or mother, is about building relationships with your child through love, grace, patience and fun while helping them grow into the men and women they are meant to be.

One of my favorite quotes from this book is:

"Fatherhood doesn't resemble being a mechanic: we can't fix things with the turn of a socket wrench. It's much slower work. Subtle work. Sometimes we don't know if what we're doing is even working."

Frugal Southern Living Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation for reviewing this book. I did, however, receive a complimentary copy of The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be as a Blogger for the Book Look Blogger Program in order to help facilitate my review and share with my readers. Opinions in this blog post are my own honest, unbiased thoughts and your may vary.

Smart Money Smart Kids #BookReview

Do your kids HAVE to spend the 50 cents they just found on the sidewalk before going home? Or maybe they want to shut down the party early so they can go spend the $10 they just got for their birthday? Then you may want to read "Smart Money, Smart Kids" and here's why...

This book initially caught my attention and I wanted to review it because I was curious how someone like Rachel Cruze (daughter of the infamous financial guru Dave Ramsey) grew up and was taught about money. How do you teach a child the value of a mere quarter they hold in their hands? To those of us that have been down to just a quarter until payday - trust me when I say, we can tell you the value! But how do you explain this to a child?

About Smart Money Smart Kids

Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze teach parents how to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world.

In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree.

My Thoughts

If you've read or heard any of Dave's principles before, then what you hear in this book may be filled with "duh" moments, as in I've heard this before. However, I would encourage you to still read this as it is written directly to parents about how and why to instill financial wisdom in their children. I loved hearing about Dave's financial despairs - I know this sounds wrong, but it reminded me that even one of the world's best financial guru's didn't start out making a million dollars. No, he started from bankruptcy and built his way up financially sound and smart! I also loved how he teamed with his daughter to write this book, as it was different perspective than most of his books. Rachel shares what it was like to be raised with these financial principles and how she is now a financially stable and successful adult.

This book is intended for parents of toddlers to college students. It covers financial principles that will help younger children learn concepts such as Spending, Saving & Giving. It also covers financial principles for older children such as the value of work, paying for college in cash and avoiding debt for life. I wish I had this book for myself when I was younger. I would recommend this book to all parents, but especially those of younger children so that you can start now and help them thru each financial milestone - it's never to early to start learning good money habits!

Frugal Southern Living Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation for reviewing this book. I did, however, receive a free copy of Smart Money, Smart Kids book as a blogger for the Book Look Program in order to help facilitate my review and share with my readers. Opinions in this blog post are my own unbiased thoughts and yours may vary.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Free Star Red Wine Vinegar at Walmart

Grab this high value $2/1 Star Product Printable Coupon to score free Star Red Wine Vinegar at Walmart!

Star Red Wine Vinegar, $1.87
Use (1) $2/1 Star Product Printable Coupon
=Free (13 cents Moneymaker!)

Free Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon Coupon

Snag a Free Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon Printable Coupon from Walmart by clicking on "Get a Coupon"!

(Thanks Hunt 4 Freebies for Sharing!)

*HOT* Halloween Costumes Only $1.59 at Walgreens!

RUN to your nearest Walgreens for some *HOT* Halloween Costume deals this week! Walgreens has clearanced some of their costumes down to $5.19 and $6.59! They also have a coupon in their ad this week for $5 off any Halloween Costume! Combine both and you can get some pretty sweet deals at only 19 cents to $1.59 each! We snagged the cute cat accessory set above for only $1.59!

Each coupon is good thru Saturday, November 1st (although I wouldn't wait that long!) and is good for up to 3 costumes each meaning you can use one coupon - purchase 3 costumes and it should take off the $15! Happy Hunting! :)

(Thanks Raining Hot Coupons for Sharing!)

New Pizza Hut BOOK IT Alumini Program!

To celebrate 30 years of BOOK IT!, Pizza Hut has created a new Alumini Program for all previous participants! BOOK IT! is on a quest to find and engage alumni from all around the world! When you sign up, you'll receive a nostalgic favorite from your BOOK IT! days -- a FREE one topping, personal pan pizza for carry out only when redeemed online at participating U.S Pizza Hut restaurants!

(Thanks Deal Seeking Mom for Sharing!)

Free $10 Amazon Gift Card with BP Driver Rewards!

Want a free $10 Amazon Gift Card just filling up your tank? It could happen!

Register with BP Driver Rewards thru 11/4 and opt-in to earn the gift card by using your BP Driver Rewards Account five times, purchasing at least 50 gallons of BP gas over a 50-day span at participating BP locations.

On top of the gift card, you'll earn an instant reward of 10 cents off per gallon just for registering and 5 cents off per gallon for every 20 gallons of gas purchased!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SavingStar Freebie: Cadbury Screme Egg

Head over to SavingStar to grab a FREE Cadbury Screme Egg this weekend!

This deal is good from Friday, October 24th to Sunday, October 26th.

If you're not familiar with how SavingStar works, it is a rebate savings program that gives you money back for linking up your card and using it in-store OR submitting a receipt with a qualified purchase. The only catch is you must select the offers you want either on-line or via your mobile device prior to purchasing (especially if using your card). They offer several monthly rebates, as well as a healthy coupon of the week and freebie every Friday! Savings usually post between 2 and 22 days to your account depending on the store. You can cash out once you earn $5.

All the deals are awesome, but even if you used this program only for the freebies every week - you'd be able to cash out every month :)