Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Starbucks: Buy One, Get One FREE Fall Drink Thru Sept 21st



Calling all Starbucks coffee lovers - including myself! :) 

Today through the weekend (September 21st) from 2-6 pm,  stop by at any Starbucks store near you and grab one free Fall drink to share with your purchase of one Fall drink.  Great excuse to meet up with your sweety or friend for an afternoon chat over yummy coffee!

You can get all the details here.


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Krispy Kreme: Talk or Dress Like a Pirate and Score A Dozen FREE Doughnuts {September 19}



Ahoy There Mateys! 

Krispy Kreme is celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th with  yummy doughnut freebies! 

If you talk like a pirate, you'll score one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. But if you dare to wear a full pirate attire, you'll score one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts! 
 
Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the following items:

• Eye Patch
• Pirate Hat
• Bandana
• Peg Leg
• Parrot on Shoulder
• Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
• Knickers
• Leather Belt
• Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
• Pirate Hook
• Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals


For more details, check out this Krispy Kreme Facebook event here


*Offer good for one free doughnut per customer who talks like a pirate to a Krispy Kreme team member at a participating shop. One free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts per customer who wears a full pirate costume into a participating Krispy Kreme location. Redeemable on September 19, 2014 only at participating Krispy Kreme US locations. Non-participating locations include: All CT shops, Anderson, SC and Spartanburg, SC.



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Win Some Cool Swag in belVita's #MorningWin Swag Shop



Each morning, I get up and start my day with a cup of coffee and a light breakfast, followed by my daily morning workout. And one of my favorite light breakfasts on the go is a pack of belvita Breakfast Biscuits.  Not only they're convenient and delicious, they're also nutritious...just what I need to give me the energy boost for the morning! 

And since I am such a huge fan of Soft Baked belVita Breakfast Biscuits, I am also very pleased to bring you the news about the #MorningWin Swag Shop!


How cool is this? Everyday now for five days (from September 15th through the 19th) starting at 9am ET until 1pm ET, you can win some cool swag from belVita with your #MorningWin tweets!  Available swag items include everything from sunglasses and key chains to yoga mats and coffee mugs! The Grand prize winner will receive a Segway and a package of Soft Baked belvita Biscuits valued at over $6,000! 

Here's how it works: just share your morning win (anything that you consider a success) such as not tripping over your kid’s toys in the morning to not spilling hot coffee on yourself during your morning commute. 

Whatever your #MorningWin, belVita is here to celebrate it!

How to Enter for a Chance to Win Some Swag:

· First, log on to MorningWin.com from 9am ET until 1pm ET between September 15 and September 19, 2014. There should be a link to follow @belVita on Twitter on the main page. Click on it.

· When you see a piece of swag you would like to win, tweet #MorningWin and that prize’s specific hashtag, which will appear along with the item on MorningWin.com

· Feel free to include an optional description of a personal “Morning Win” in your tweet.

Note that you will need to have a Twitter account in order to participate in the contest. It's free to create an account on Twitter.com if you don't have one yet.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older. Ends 9/19/14. Limit one (1) entry per Account per person per Entry Period. For Official Rules, including odds and prize descriptions, go here.

So what are you waiting on? Go share your own morning wins using the hashtag #MorningWin and possibly win a prize!

*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure:  "My reviews and opinions are 100% my own.  belVita Breakfast provided the contest information and sent me promotional products to thank me for my time in facilitating this post".


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wendy's and Coca-Cola Sweepstakes: Win Delta Air Lines Vouchers and $50 Wendy's Gift Cards!



Now through September 28th, you can enter to win fantastic prizes in the

You can win: 
 
* 2 Grand Prizes: $2,000 Delta Air Lines voucher and a $1,000 gift card
* 10 First Prizes: $500 Delta Air Lines voucher
* 84 Second Prizes: $50 Wendy’s gift card

*No purchase necessary. Ends September 28th, 2014. Open to residents 50 United States (or DC), 18 years or older. See Official Rules for details. 

You can enter the sweepstakes daily for more chances to win! Good Luck!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Target and TOMS Team Up for the Holidays for a Great Cause {Starting November 16th}



Target recently announced on their blog that they will be partnering with the TOMS brand of apparel and fashion accessory items this upcoming holiday season to "get guests to bring home a beautifully designed product and do good, providing nourishment, warmth and shoes to a person in need.”
 
Starting November 16th, TOMS for Target will be featuring more than 50 items, each under $50, and will be available at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Target.com. And beyond TOMS’ beloved slip-ons, the collection includes home goods and apparel and accessories for women, men and kids, meaning you’ll have a lot to choose from.


According to a statement by Target, this TOMS for Target collaboration has the potential to provide more than 11 million meals, blankets and shoes to those in need. Every TOMS for Target apparel, accessory and home good purchase results in the donation of a blanket through the American Red Cross or Canadian Red Cross, or one week of meals through Feeding America or Food Banks Canada. And for every TOMS for Target pair of shoes sold, a pair will go to a child in need.

You can get more information here or to take a first look at the full TOMS for Target collection
 

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Sam’s Club Open House {September 12-14}



Starting today through the weekend, you can shop at Sam's Club without a membership. If you've been thinking of getting a membership, this is a great way to try it out without committing to a full membership. 

The open house is available nationwide.  You can find more information here and/or find a Sam's Club near you.


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9 Best New Beauty Products We Want for Fall


The beauty products we're fall-ing for this season

This is a TotalBeauty.com Health & Beauty article
                                                                                                                      
It's time to accept that summer is over, and these fall-ready buys are here to help you deal. From a gorgeous purple (yes, purple!) lipstick to a wrinkle-busting serum, these are the best beauty product picks of the month.

See the best beauty buys for September. 
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Scholastic's “Open a World of Possible” Reading Campaign + Top 5 Reading Tips for Parents with Children at Any Age



Scholastic recently announced the launch of a new reading initiative on the importance and joy of reading – Open a World of Possible.  With busy back-to-school schedules upon us, the importance of reading for fun – and outside of school hours – can be easily forgotten.

With this new reading initiative, Scholastic hopes to encourage conversations in classrooms, at home and online so teachers, parents and children can share ideas and advice about simple ways to incorporate more reading busy lives.
 

Top 5 Reading Tips for Parents with Children at Any Age:  

1.     Fill your home with books and reading materials – magazines, newspapers, comic books, how-to guides, or reading materials that will tap your children’s interests and passions. Make sure your kids have lots of opportunities to grab a book or magazine for road trips, picnics at the park, days at the beach and all the other days in between, too! 

2.     Be a reading role model for your children. Let them see you reading every day 

3.     Read aloud to your child – even after they turn 8! Don’t stop! Kids love to be read to and the longer you can read to them the more you will show your kids that reading is fun and entertaining and something to choose to do because you love it. It also has the added benefit of building their vocabularies and developing background knowledge they will need to understand meaning and texts when they read on their own. Most importantly, it inspires a lifetime love for reading! Fiction, non-fiction, news, poetry…it all counts!  

4.     Let your kids be in charge of what they read. Statistics show that 91% of kids aged 6 to 17 are more likely to finish a book that they choose themselves. Allow your kids to choose the books and topics that interest them. Exerting too much control over the content of your child’s reading risks fueling the perception that reading is a chore. It is important to know your child’s reading level (ask his teacher if you’re unsure) to help him make a choice that will avoid the frustration that comes from books that are over his head – but let him choose. 

5.     Build reading into your child’s daily schedule. As they head off to school, camp, sports practice each day, be sure they pack a favorite book for down time or travel time.  For little ones, always have a book nearby when you’re on the go and they are in the car or stroller. Try a morning reading routine – 30 minutes before the busy day starts or as a great way to unwind at the end of long day. By creating reading routines at home -- and on the go -- the habit of reading, and independently choosing reading, will grow with them over time.

At Scholastic.com, you can also get these free resources:

  • Reading Resources & Tips: Practical ideas and advice for parents and teachers to incorporate more reading into kids’ lives. (Resources here, video tips here).
  • Free eBook: A collection of stories about the power of reading.  Available for download in EPUB, PRC and PDF formats.
  • Research Compendium: Stats and context to support the importance of reading for pleasure.
  • #SharePossible: Search for the hashtag on social media to find more tips!
  • New Video: Features poetry written by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winner Sojourner Ahebee and read aloud by actress Sarah Jessica Parker – check it out for inspiration here.
  • Webcast featuring Usher:  Global musician Usher will be broadcast in a live webcast to inspire kids to read.  Anyone can register to watch live on Nov. 6 here.
*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure:  "My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Hip Mama's Place was not paid for this post". 
 

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Easy DIY Fall Decor: Pumpkin Filled Birdcage + Craft Store Coupons for the Week



Here's a quick Fall decor to spruce up your home or office:  pumpkin filled birdcage finished off with a berry pick and a burlap bow.  Go here for the full how-to DIY instructions.

And to save money on your craft projects, here are coupons you can use this week: 

A.C Moore: The coupons listed below are located in their weekly ad scan.

*20% off total regular and sale priced purchase (excludes Doorbusters) – good on 9/7, 3-7PM only  
*50% off one regular priced item – good on 9/7 only 
*40% off one regular priced item – good on 9/8 – 9/13 
*$10 off regular and sale priced purchase of $40 or more – good on 9/10 only 
*65% off custom framing – good thru 9/13
 
Michaels:  Check the Michaels weekly ad scan for these coupons!
 

*40% off one regular price item – good thru 9/13
*25% off entire regular price purchase of Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint – good thru 9/13
*50% off Modern Day Designs & American Essentials Custom Framing – good thru 9/13

 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores:

*30% off ONE regular-priced item purchase – good thru 9/13
*50% off + an additional 30% off entire custom framing order – good thru 9/27


Hobby Lobby: 

 *40% off ONE regular priced item - good thru 9/13    

Photo Courtesy: Michaels.com


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Local News: World's Tallest Toy at The Big Build Festival - National Building Museum, Washington D.C. {Sept 20th}


If you live in or near the Washington D.C. metro area or plan to be here in the next few weeks, stop by the National Building Museum for the free The Big Build Festival, on Saturday, September 20 from 10 am–4 pm


For the first time ever, festival attendees will witness a new Guinness World Records attempt made from Superstructs. In a collaboration with international toy company WABA Fun, LLC, makers of Superstructs construction toys and Kinetic Sand, the “World’s Tallest Construction Toy Tower” will be constructed inside the Museum’s vast Great Hall, surpassing the previous record of 114 feet. A team of engineers from Southern Methodist University (SMU) Lyle School of Engineering won a competition to design the structure and will be on hand to see its completion. A Guinness World Records representative will confirm the record at 3 pm


In addition to taking part in construction of the World’s Tallest Toy, visitors to the Big Build will find a diverse array of exciting and educational, hands-on activities. Builders young and old can discover what it’s like to build a brick wall, carve stone, drive nails, construct a log cabin, climb aboard real construction vehicles in the Construction Vehicle Petting Zoo, expanded to a full city block this year, and much more. They’ll work side-by-side with plumbers, electricians, ironworkers, landscape architects, woodworkers, and experts in many other fields to learn about their professions and hobbies.

 

The festival is a free, drop-in program. Museum exhibitions will be open; regular ticket prices apply.  

ABOUT
 
The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Follow us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NationalBuildingMuseum.

 
WABA Fun, LLC was founded in 2002 when inventor and innovator, David McCloskey saw the need to fill a gap in a classic construction toy model. A few years and a patent later, Superstructs was born. Today, WABA has expanded to include many lines of open- ended products that allow children the chance to be their most creative while developing problem solving skills and self-confidence through play! WABA Fun is committed to developing products that inspire imagination and encourage children to be creative during their playtime. What started in a garage in 2002 has grown into offices in Colorado, Sweden and Asia in 2013. WABA’s products have won over 20-toy industry awards and are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. Public inquiries: 303.410.7172 or visit www.wabafun.com. Connect with us on Twitter: @WABAFun and Facebook: facebook.com/WabaFun


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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Domino's: 50% Off Any Pizza with Email Sign Up



If you're not signed up for Domino's email newsletters yet, sign up now if you want to avail of this new promo! New email subscribers will receive a unique code from Domino's within 48 hours of signing up valid for 50% off any pizzas at Menu Price when you order online and carry out


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Walmart: FREE Baby Box And Beauty Box - Just Pay $5 Each for Shipping



Here's a new way to try new, seasonal beauty products from Walmart! By subscribing to receive the Walmart Beauty Box, you will receive hand-selected products that fit your life-stage and are seasonally relevant.  You will receive a box every season (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter) and you'll only be charged a flat shipping fee of $5, which occurs when your box is sent to you. Go here to sign up and/or for more information. 


And if you are expecting or have an infant, baby or toddler ages 0-24 months, you can also sign up for the Walmart Baby Box. Each box delivers free stage-relevant product samples of items sold at your local Walmart and Walmart.com to ease transitions all the way to your baby's first steps and let you focus on their development.  The Walmart Baby Box is free - just pay a flat $5 shipping fee. Go here for more information.

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