Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Woman's Day May Issue Features Fast and Cheap Dinners + Delicious Chili Chicken Tostadas (Recipes)



What's for dinner? If you’re pressed for time and are looking for a quick, cheap and delicious dinner to prepare, stop searching!  In the May 2014 issue of Woman’s Day, now on newsstands nationwide, you can find the most delicious tostadas to make for your hungry family. 
 
Each meal has a quick 20-30 minute prep-time and costs less than $1.50 per serving, so bite into these crispy delights and the whole family will come back for seconds. 

For the full recipes, just click the links below each featured recipe: 


Chili Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple and Red Onion Relish


Chili Chicken Tostadas with Radishes, Avocado, and Jalapeño

Photos and recipes, courtesy of Woman's Day.
 

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Bass Pro Shops: FREE & FUN Easter Activities for Kids + FREE Photo with Easter Bunny (Through April 20th)



If you're close to a Bass Pro Shops store, check out the FREE & FUN Easter Activities they are offering now through Easter Sunday, April 20th.

Besides all the fun kids activities your family will enjoy at each Bass Pro Shops store location, your kids will also have an opportunity to have a FREE 4x6 photo with Easter Bunny now through April 20th. You can go here for the scheduled dates and times.  Just be sure to contact your closest Bass Pro Shops store to confirm their participation. 




Upcoming free kids craft activity includes Create a Bunny Frame or Scratch Art Bunny Craft. There is also a fun Easter Egg Hunting for kids ages 2-10 beginning at 2pm on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th. Be sure to register your kids starting at 1:30pm on both days.


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Weekend Reminder: FREE Entrance Days in the National Parks This Weekend (April 19-20)


Arches National Park in Southeast Utah
 
The National Park Service recently announced that they are once again offering FREE entrance days to America’s 401 national parks nine days in 2014, including several holidays! So start planning your visit!

Here are the dates that you can visit your chosen national park FREE! 
  • January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15-17
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 19-20 opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25 National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27 National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 Veterans Day
Go here to find your nearest participating park listed by state. 


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Gymboree.com TODAY ONLY Deal: 30% Off + FREE Shipping on ANY Order – No Minimum Required



TODAY ONLY, 4/16/14, head over to Gymboree.com to avail of their awesome 30% off entire purchase + FREE Shipping with ANY purchase promo!  No coupon code is needed and no minimum purchase is required!  And if you are subscribed to magazines like Family Fun or Parenting like I am, check them out too to find 20% off coupons and make these offers even better! 


Also, check out the clearance/sale section where you can find some really fantastic buys on kids' clothing and accessories!


Additionally, now through April 20th,  you can earn $25 Gymbucks for every $50 you spend!  Redeeming your Gymbucks begins on April 24th through May 4th.  Note that you must make a $50 merchandise purchase during the redemption period to redeem your $25 Gymbucks. Your purchase must also exceed $50 before tax, donations, shipping fees, and purchases of gift cards/certificates and after Gymboree Visa discount or Gymboree Visa enrollment bonus.  There is a limit of one promo code per order.


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Upcoming FREE Kids Workshops from Lowe's Build & Grow and Home Depot = Great Mother's Day Gifts!


Here are upcoming free kids' workshops that are great for Mother's Day! :)


Home Depot is offering a free workshop for kids where they get to build a Flower Planter just in time for Mother's Day!  This cute planter will make a great gift for mom!  This free workshop event will take place on May 3, Saturday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at a Home Depot near you on a first come, first served basis so make sure you register your kid/s in advance in order to reserve your spot/s! 

*Home Depot workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin. One workshop kit, apron and pin per child, while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.


At Lowe's, on Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m., your kids get to build a cool Flower Delivery Truck and take it home for FREE!  Just add a flower and it's the perfect way to deliver a special gift to Mom!

Just go here, enter your zip code and locate the nearest Lowe's store and then register for this free Lowe’s Build & Grow workshop for kids!

More FREE Weekend Activities for Kids


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

100's Of FREE Easter Printables For Home or Party Decor, Dress Up Easter Eggs, Personalize Gift Baskets and More!


Need help with decorating your home for Easter, or making your Easter party or gift-giving fun and festive? If your answer is yes, then you're in luck! :)

I've rounded up some of my favorite FREE Easter printables.  On the bottom of the roundup, find a few other links to make your Easter truly memorable with a chockfull of ideas for crafting with your kids, decorating your home for this fun holiday and more!


FREE Easter tags to add a personal touch to your Easter gift baskets or gift bags, via Real Simple 


I also really love this fun and colorful Easter basket gift tags, via Smilebox 



FREE colorful HOP pennants and stripe patterns for Easter decor, via Paging SuperMom


 PEEPS Sake Happy Easter Printable Snackbag Topper, via Caramel Potatoes



FREE (and so cool!) Easter printable framed art, via Yellow Bliss Road



FREE lovely HAPPY EASTER Banner from The Tomkat Studio, via HGTV



FREE easy-to-assemble egg holders perfect for displaying prized Easter eggs, via Snapfish



FREE printable HOPPY EASTER cards, via The Crafting Chicks


Other cool links to find fabulous and FREE Easter Printables:

The 15 Best FREE Easte Printables, via Spoonful

15 FREE Easter Printables, via About.com

Tons of FREE Easter Printables, via Activity Village

More FREE Easter Printables and Crafts, via Snapfish

FREE Easter Printables, via Pinterest

Have fun crafting and enjoy your Easter holiday! :)


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Walmart: FREE 5x7 Photo with the Easter Bunny (April 12-13)



Want to have your child's photo taken with the Easter Bunny? If so, then head on over to a Walmart store near you this weekend (April 12th-13th) from 10AM-2PM for a FREE 5X7 Photo with the Easter Bunny. You can go here to see if your store is participating.

Also, you can get More Easter for Your Money with Great Deals & Free Shipping on Orders of $50+ at Walmart.com!


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Red Robin: FREE Movie Ticket (Valued Up To $12) When You Buy A $25 Limited Edition Gift Card



We just saw the trailer of the new movie, Godzilla, and it looks pretty awesome it's up on our 'movies to watch' list this Spring! :) 

Now, here's a cheap way to go see this movie, courtesy of Red Robin.  For a limited time, you can purchase a $25 Limited Edition Red Robin Gift Card (in store or online) and you’ll be able to score a FREE movie code to see the movie Godzilla, opening May 16th, 2014. The movie ticket offer has a value of up to $12.  

You can also enter to win 5 luxurious nights for two in Honolulu in the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort where the movie Godzilla was filmed. 

Read the Official Rules for more details. 


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Sam's Club: FREE Oral Health Screenings on April 12th



Sam’s Club wants to help reinforce the basics of a good oral routine and general wellness and is hosting free oral care and vital health screenings on Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

These oral health screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy.

The free health screening event features tests valued at up to $100, including:
  • Dental tablets to test for plaque
  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision in majority of Clubs
Be sure to call your local Sam's Club store to confirm their event participation.  


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The Fresh Market Easter Event: Enjoy FREE Easter Children's Activities + FREE Sampling of Easter Menu (April 12-13)



Celebrate spring and prepare for the Easter holiday with the help of your local grocer, The Fresh Market. If you have a store nearby, check out their Easter Eggztravaganza event this Saturday, April 12 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., where you and your family can participate in children’s activities and enjoy sampling stations.  

My kiddos at an Easter Egg Hunt event 2 years ago

At this free Easter event, children ages 12 and under will receive a plastic Easter egg with a chance to win a special prize.  Families are also encouraged to stop by their neighborhood store between now and April 11 to pick up an ‘egg-cellent’ coloring sheet for a special Easter Egg Coloring Contest. The Coloring Contest winner will be announced during the Easter Eggztravaganza event on Saturday, April 12 and will be awarded various Easter themed prizes. What's cool, the winner does not need to be present to win.


Shoppers can also enjoy samples of theEaster Feast For Fouritems during the Easter Eggztravaganza event including Spiral Cut Honey Ham, Mac & Cheese and Broccoli Slaw.  Sampling will continue on Sunday, April 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

You can even pre-order “Easter Feast For Four” meals in-store or online through April 16 at http://www.thefreshmarket.com/in-store-pickup/ 

This free event is intended for both adults and kids and will be available at The Fresh Market’s 153 store locations nationwide.  Be sure to check with your local  The Fresh Market store to confirm and before you plan to head out- a great excuse to get out of the house this weekend! :)


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10 FREE Country Songs from People Magazine


Country music fans can delight in this free country playlist with 10 new country songs from People magazine featuring music from Rascall Flatts, Sara Evans,  Eli Young Band and more!  It's a great way to add music to your iPad without spending a dime! :)


To grab your free playlist, go here and enter the unique code found above the instructions on people.com. You will need to install iTunes first if you have not already done so.


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Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: Students Earn A FREE Book + Educator Appreciation Days on April 12th



Encourage your kids to get excited about reading this summer with the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program. Students from first to sixth grade will be able to earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:

1.  Read any eight books this summer and record them in this Imagination’s Destination Journal.

2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 20th and September 2nd, 2014.

3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.


Also, if you're an educator  (pre-K to grade 12), enjoy special discunts with teh upcoming Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Day on April 12th. 
Educators who shop at Barnes & Noble during Educator Appreciation Days* will receive: 

  • A special 25% discount on personal and classroom book purchases, including Children’s and Teen and educational toys and games (an additional 5% discount on top of what educators receive through the Educator Discount Program).
  • A special 25% discount on music, movies, tech gear and more (an additional 15% discount on top of what teachers receive through the Educator Discount Program).
  • A chance to win either a NOOK or a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card (one educator per region).
  • $20 off NOOK GlowLight™, Barnes & Noble’s lightweight reader featuring perfectly lit pages and instant access to NOOK’s massive selection of more than 3 million titles. (Limit of 3 devices per educator purchase.)
  • Educators who visit their local Barnes & Noble retail store will receive a promotional flyer that includes an access code for the following free digital magazines and eBooks available on all mobile devices that have the Free NOOK Reading App™:
    - Time and Sports Illustrated for Kids (one copy of each NOOK Magazine™)
    - The Literacy Cookbook: A Practical Guide to Effective Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening Instruction: Grades K-12 by Sarah Tantillo and Newbery-award winner Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (one full copy of each NOOK Book®).
Educators are encouraged to visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator at www.bn.com/storelocator for store locations and additional details.

* Exclusions can be found in the Educator Program Terms and Conditions available at www.bn.com/bn-at-school. Educators must present a valid Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card to receive the discounts. See any bookseller for details.


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