Monday, November 30, 2009

Kid Tested Toy for a 4 year-old: Leapfrogs Scribble and Write

Leapfrogs Scribble and Write
Becca gave it a 5 star rating for its learning and play value.

Becca has a new job babysitting a friend's four-year-old daughter Serena. Today I hauled out a couple of new Leapfrog Toys I bought earlier this fall for her little charge to play with. Hands down, the Leapfrogs Scribble and Write kept Serena busy practicing copying her letters for over an hour.

$5 Animals at Build A Bear

Build-A-Bear Workshop is offering up these 5 animals here for just $5 each Monday Only. There is a limit of 5 bears per customer. Plus, if you spend $35 you can use this code 94590 to score FREE shipping or use this code 091241 to get $3 off a $15 purchase.

Pick from the White Puppy (looks like Becca's Milo), Pink and Blue Cloud Bears, High School Musical Bear, and the Leopard.

Thank you Hip2Save for alerting Becca to this deal.

**We began at 9:30 am trying to get it to work, and finally beginning at l0:25 we began to get things to load into our shopping cart. Becca decided that we needed to pray for patience and for God to make it work. It errored and crashed more times than more than we could keep track of. But at last our order was finally finalized at 11:28. Becca has two more gifts done.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Evan--Goodbye Tiny Warrior

Our weekend was filled with roller coaster of emotions as Friday another another miracle child with Noonan syndrome lost his battle. God brought Becca's friend Evan home. Those who follow my blog, know my daughter Becca and the fact that she has a severe form of Noonan Syndrome. I had another reminder of the gift of today with my daughter with tears in my eyes.

The news hit hard as I had been reminiscing the day before that it was twenty years ago this Thanksgiving Day, we first brought Becca home to make some memories as they didn't expect her to survive much longer. Her brothers and sisters had not had any time with their sister as they were not allowed in the NICU. The doctors had ruled Becca out for a heart transplant and there was nothing more that they could do for her. Her immune system to impaired to have any hope of survival. By four months old, I had watched my daughter die twice to be miraculously brought back to life for more time. I now have spent now twenty years, grateful for another day.

We met Evan and his dad through the Noonan Syndrome support group and Scott was a father who turned writer like myself. Parents who write to cope with the emotions of living with a child with a critically ill child. Both inspired by the strength of our children. Scott also a gifted carpenter, who turned old used blemished wood into stools, chairs and wooden "gifts" for special children out of love.

Tonight I found this video of Evan and Scott, I knew I needed to share their inspiration.

Evan came as a gift from God as a tiny warrior whose came to serve, teach and inspire those who had the privilege to meet him and his father.

In the video they show the gifts of love that Scott so lovingly fashioned from old wood for children. Becca received a "gift" from Scott and Evan about five years ago. She uses it everyday to get things out of her reach. Becca had been asking me for something to stand on because she couldn't reach anything, normal step stools were too short. Then out of the blue, I received an email from Scott saying he had a "something" for Miss Becca.

The beautiful handcrafted stool was perfect and a perfect match to the wood in my kitchen. The little stool became her step into independence. Many times a day, Becca is made independent as she gets things down because of the little stool. The little stool toted from place to place.

Now the stool will serve a precious reminder that she can reach for her dreams with a little help from her friend of the heart Evan. For me a symbolic reminder of the beauty of our children, and the strength of a father's love. A precious reminder of the gift of today with Becca. She has already had more tomorrows than we could ever have imagined.

Thank you Scott for sharing Evan with us through your writing and gifts of love. Our prayers are with you and your family.

With Love,

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Walmart--Personalized Gifts

Walmart Gift Ideas on line specials: Nov. 30-Dec. 5 Five Days Only

Get a Family Vinyl Message Wall Art personalized family message for $19.00 with $.97 shipping

Personalized Family Door mat for $16.00 (price cut from $19.76)

Becca's Best Free Movie Deal: Countdown to Christmas with ABC Family

Four years ago, I began a tradition with Becca and Detamara of watching a Holiday movie each day until Christmas. They couldn't wait to begin watching our evening Holiday movie and spending time with me. It is now a vital part of our Holiday season and an added bonus, its FREE.

When asking Becca what she wanted to post this week, she wanted to share our tradition.

Using the ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas Programming Highlights and Lifetimes FALALALA Lifetime movies, we have choices to which movie we will see. We will DVR the movie and after dark curl up with our inexpensive Target coupon gained Pop Secret, hot chocolate or soda, our red Christmas flannels and cozy blankets and spend quiet evenings enjoying time with my girls curled up on the sofa making memories.

Countdown to 25 Day of Christmas from ABC Family Schedule:

This Schedule was taken from the USA Weekend 11/27/29 Issue
**There may be variations from this depending on your area

Sunday 11/29
8pm/7c The Dog Who Saved Christmas **A New ABC Family Christmas Must See

Monday 11/30
9pm/8c Naughty or Nice

Tuesday 12/1
8pm/7c Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Wednesday 12/2
7pm/6c Pixor Short Films

Thursday 12/3
8:30pm/7:30c The Polar Express

Friday 12/4
7pm/6c Frostys Winter Wonderland
7:30 pm/6:30c Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Saturday 12/5
4pm/3c Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
8pm/7c Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Sunday 12/6
7:30 pm/6:30c Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Monday 12/7
7:30pm/6:30c Cranberry Christmas
8pm/7c Unaccompanied Minors
10p/9c Jack Frost

Tuesday 12/8
7pm/6c Mickey's Christmas Carol
7:30/6:30c Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
8pm/7c The Year Without a Santa Claus
9pm/6c The Miser Brother's Christmas

Wednesday 12/9
7pm/6c Rudolph's Shiny New Year
8pm/7c Santa Claus is Comin to Town
9pm/8c Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys
10:30pm/9:30c Twas the Night Before Christmas

Thursday 12/10
8pm/7c Holiday in Handcuffs
10pm/9c A Flintstone Christmas

Friday 12/11
8pm/7c Santa Clause 2

Saturday 12/12
All Day Holiday Classics Marathon

Sunday 12/13
6pm/5c Santa Baby
8pm/7c Santa Baby 2 Christmas Maybe (A New ABC Family Original Movie)

Monday 12/14
7pm/6c Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
7:30/6:30c Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
8pm/7c Mary Poppins

Tuesday 12/15
8:30pm/730c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Wednesday 12/16
8pm/7c Happy Feet

Thursday 12/17
8pm/7c Jack Frost
l0pm/9c Jingle All the Way

Friday 12/18
7:30pm/6:30c Disney/Pixar's Cars

Saturday 12/19
8pm/7:30c Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille

Sunday 12/20
8:30/7:30c Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles

Monday 12/21
All Day Holiday Movie Marathon

Tuesday 12/22
7pm/6c Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
7:30/6:30c Dr. Seuss on the Loose
8pm/7c Dr. Seuss the Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
8:30/7:30c Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Wednesday 12/23
All Day Holiday Movie Marathon

Thursday 12/24
All Day Holiday Movie Marathon

Friday 12/25
4pm/3c Miracle on 34th Street
8:30/7:30c Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Purple Power--For the Football Fan: NFL Store Buy 1 Item Get 2nd Item 40%

I finally found a great deal for my guys the Vikings fans.

Buy One Item, Get One 40% off at the NFL Shop.
(11-26-11-28) Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Go in through and get an extra 10% off/$100 and FREE Shipping on orders of $75, and if that is not a good enough deal, I will get 6% back on my total.

I was struggling what to get for all these Big Boys in my life. With Doc and my 6 boys, and add my son-in-laws I was struggling buying for them all until Ian arrived home this morning and was playing at the NFL Shop and I stumbled on this deal.

I found the best idea thanks to Ian. A Customized Football Jerseys or T-shirts. I can't write what I found as I will give their gift ideas away. I will be splitting my order in order to get the best deal. I was able to buy 4 of something and get--4 40% off.

I also found several clearance deals which made for even better savings.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

LEAPFROG Black Friday--Up to 75% off

Leapfrogs Black Friday Sale has some amazing prices on their products. Check them out! Free Shipping with an $50 order, $10 off $100.

A select few TAG books for $5, Diji Games $5, Leapfrog Games $5 and more. I got over $230 worth of products to go with the inexpensive Leapster, Tag Readers and Diji I got earlier this fall for $75.00 shipped FREE! Even the NEW TAG Jr. Books are discounted to $8.24.

*I couldn't get any promo codes (Wendys) to work on these deals, but I still saved a fortune.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hallmark Coupons to Use Black Friday. The Perfect Gift for the Grandkids

Check your magazines to find two amazing coupons which will add to the savings on Black Friday at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores. $10 off the Recordable "The Night Before Christmas" and a $5.00 off any purchase.

The Storybook is a perfect gift for Nana's like me who will not be with the Wee Ones this Holiday. Nana can read them the story this year and every other from here forward. A perfect keepsake. The book is $19.99 after coupon. I bought my books now to be guaranteed to get them and scouted out how to use the other 6--$5 off coupons in my binder.

Planning ahead I picked up another for Nathan and Stacey's little one for next Christmas, and one for the next kid to start a family which will be years from now. I used one $5.00 coupon and have 6 to go from all my FREE magazines:) You cannot use it on the storybooks as it already had a coupon, but will take it off anything else in the same transaction. Each $5.00 off coupon has to be used separately, one per customer. The girls and I will be each going twice this weekend!

Target--Getting Ready for Black Friday--Black Friday Shopping on Tuesday to Avoid the Rush.

I am just back from our trip to Target to pick up this weeks movie deal. 30 Minutes after the store opened, they only had ONE Santa Buddies left. I got a raincheck for the Giveaway or will head over to Walmart and see if I can find one.

We noticed that they were putting all the toys for the upcoming Black Friday Ad on the end caps. I had already seen the ad scan for the toys so I knew. I verified with Customer Service the conditions for honoring the price if I bought things ahead of time to guarantee I get what I need. (They will not honor anything with a Gift Card Attached, those have to be bought during the right days). As long as I bring in my receipt during the advertised time (early bird) or on the Friday or Saturday regular ads they will price adjust. (I don't have anything with a Gift Card on my list so I can get Target out of the way for the rush opening hour.

Target has Leapster Games for $15.00 less my $5.00 Leapster game coupons from Parents and other Parenting magazines = $10.00 on Black Friday. These will work well with the $5 and $10 systems I got on clearance a while back. I had printed off Clickster Games earlier this fall which will come in handy as Clickster systems are $19.99 and the games are $7.49 - $3.00 mfg. coupon from my binder = $4.49 each.

Nerf Vulcan Blaster $24.99 less $5/$20 cpn from my binder = $19.99
Buy extra darts??? Use $5.00 coupon from Mc Donalds Nerf Happy Meal.

I will buy this for our Christmas day tradition. My boys always have to Nerf Blaster each other after dinner and the oldest ones are the biggest kids! (I can post this, my boys do not read my blog.)

I am posting a link to Target's Black Friday Sales Ad.

I just went through the Ad and found what I needed, and our Target still is offering the Glade deal, so tonight we will be Black Friday Shopping on Tuesday night!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Becca's Best Movie Deal Pick: Santa Buddies Blu-Ray for $4.99 after Rebate and Giveaway

Meet Becca our Movie Critic and Deal Writer

Becca has another Animal Loving Deal and Giveaway for you.
Santa Buddies is being released on Tuesday 11/24.

Buy Santa Buddies Blu-Ray combo pack $19.99 at Target
Use $10.00 coupon
Pay $9.99
Submit for $5.00 Butterball Rebate
Net Cost $4.99 for Santa Buddies
**We have to buy a Turkey anyway!!

Or FREE if you haven't already submitted for the Kernal Seasonings Rebate.

There some rebates available.

1) From Butterball $5 rebate when you purchase Santa Buddies & a whole Butterball Turkey (exp. 2/28/10) Also find rebate in 11/22 Smart Source Insert. Remember to use one of the many Butterball Coupons available.

2) From Kernel Seasonings $5 rebate when you purchase Santa Buddies & any 2 Kernel Season's products if you haven't already.

Reminder: Don't forget to enter your Disney Points at Disney Movie Rewards and with a purchase of Snow White and Santa Buddies you can get two FREE Buddies.

Buddies Trivia? Can you name all the Buddies? How many Buddies movies are there?

  • 4--Air Buddies, Space Buddies, Snow Buddies and now Santa Buddies.
  • Becca can as she has every one of their movies! Budderball, Rosebud, Buddha, Mudbud and B-Dawg.

Becca's Giving Away a Santa Buddies Blu-Ray Movie. Enter to win by leaving her a comment. The Winner will be drawn 12/1 at noon Central time.

Special Children feature story about our Tiny Titan

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Walmart- Playskool Walk and Ride $7.00 After Coupon

Walmart has the Playskool Walk and Ride on Rollback for $12.00.
Use the $5.00 coupon
Pay an amazing $7.00

**Prices differ from one Walmart to another, but this deal is worth checking out.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Becca's Obsession of the Week-- A Touch Screen Computer and Her Wish

Becca's Wish

Becca has been obsessing about getting a touch screen computer since summer. Becca has Noonan syndrome and Autism and I have heard all about this everyday for months. She has pictures of the touch screens posted on my refrigerator to remind me that she needs one. Another one on my bulletin board just in case I forget!

This week she had researched more Touch Screens and decided that she HAD to get the new HP Touch Screen Computer and was told it is much better than the Dell one she USED to want.

She is trying to save money for it but it will take well over a year for her to have enough from her disability checks. Santa does not have the budget for a high priced computer we told her. But that does not stop Becca from obsessing and asking her "angels" to grant her wish and praying for one.

The computer is Becca's window to the world, she is having more and more trouble navigating the computer as her fingers, hands and elbows are getting contractures. The doctors want her in hand and finger braces to keep her fingers and joints from dropping and freezing in abnormal positions. The hand braces and the contractures will not allow her to use a mouse anymore and her elbows are contractures are worsening but reaching out to the touch screen will actually be good therapy to help her stretch them instead of having them bent and locked. She is slowly losing the use her her hands. Her neck is freezing and losing range of motion and she can no longer look down at the keyboard without dizziness and causing migraines.

It won't be long before she will need a pointer to use on the screen to be able to navigate the web. But technology has always been Becca's best friend. They first put her on the computer to help her communicate when she was 2. That was the only time she ever liked therapy!!

Becca cannot write, I have scribe by hand all her notes or type for her. She needs to have her independence. We will soon be heading to her appointment in Madison for adaptive technology for new software recommendations about which software, voice recognition, text to speech, word prediction software due to her severe learning disabilities coupled with her physical deformities. But it will cost a fortune and school took out all the technology out of her IEP despite the recommendations of the Rehab doctors, occupational therapy, physical therapy and the fact she had it back in Michigan.

Becca has been obsessing about ALL week, I mean ALL....WEEK, many times a day she read me the specs, information on this computer. I even learned about HP's new touch screen printer her second request multiple times. My tiny daughter has expensive tastes. We cannot afford one this year, I told her and escaped to the bathroom to be able to not hear about computers.

Tonight I was checking out some of my favorite websites, reading the new posts... and I couldn't believe it when I found that 5 Minutes for Mom is giving away the SAME EXACT computer Becca has been talking about ALL WEEK.

Tonight I entered to try to win one for Becca. I am not lucky and don't ever win anything. But will try anyway.

Check out 5 Minutes for Mom's HP computer giveaway, and try your hand at winning. They are giving away TWO. I am praying that I can make Becca's wish come true.

Now that I posted this, it won't be long before she sees it and she will be obsessing even more and praying for a miracle :)

Beccas Best Movie Deal: Merry Madagascar $2.50 After Rebate

Only at Walmart.

Pick up Merry Madagascar DVD at Walmart $5.00
Buy Kraft Product at Walmart-- one oz. or Larger (Use any of the recent Kraft Cheese Coupons)
Submit for $2.50 Rebate
Pay $2.50 After Rebate

$15.00 in Campbells Product Coupons

Get $15.00 in Coupons for Campbells Products

Save $1.00
on any four (4) Campbell's Condensed "Great for Cooking" soups.
Save $1.00 on any two (2) cartons of Swanson Stock.
Save $0.50 on any one (1) French’s French Fried Onions.
Save $1.00 on any two (2) bags of Pepperidge Farm Stuffing.
Save $1.00 on any four (4) Campbell’s Gravies.
Save $1.50 on any three (3) can or microwavable bowl varieties of Campbell’s Select Harvest soup.
Save $1.50 on any three (3) can or microwavable bowl varieties of Campbell’s Chunky soup.
Save $1.00 on any two (2) packages of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Turnovers.
Save $1.00 on any two (2) packages of Pepperidge Farm Frozen Bread.
Save $1.00 on any two (2) 64 oz. V8 100% Vegetable Juice or V8 Splash beverages
Save $1.00 on any one (1) 46 oz. variety of V8 V-Fusion Juice
Save $0.50 on any two (2) cans of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato soup.
Save $0.50 on any two (2) Campbell’s Condensed soups (excluding Tomato, Chicken Noodle & Creams).

Save $1.50 on any three (3) can varieties of Campbell’s Chunky soup. Redeem in February 2010
Save $1.00 on any three (3) can varieties of Campbell’s Chunky soup. Redeem in March 2010.
Save $1.00 on any three (3) can varieties of Campbell’s Chunky soup. Redeem in April 2010.

Two Free Issues of Family Circle Magazine

Get Two Free Issues of Family Circle Magazine.
No Bill, Totally Free.

Get a complimentary two-issue subscription to Family Circle magazine (March and April 2010 issues) and get the magazine of choice for contemporary women with families. Family Circle provides information on a variety of modern issues. Its feature articles focus on financial planning, food, health, beauty, fashion, planning family activities and helpful "how-to" tips.

Follow this link to find out how to get your complimentary two-issue Family Circle magazine subscription.

Walgreens Coupon 11-22 and 11-23 $5 off $25.

Stop by Walgreens on Sunday & Monday (11/22 & 11/23) with this printable coupon to save $5 on any purchase of $25 or more.
Thank you to Coupon Cravings for this coupon.

Now that my coupons are mostly organized, I will have to sit down with the Walgreens Ad to stretch $25.00 as far as I can. Check back Sunday for my Walgreens Shopping List.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Walgreens- Non-prescription Savings

I ran out to Walgreens and stocked up on a few
non-prescription products.

Wal-zyr All Day Allergy Meds (similar to Zyrtec) 2 @$9.99 = $19.98
Buy One Get One Free Sale This Week -$9.99
Use $2.00 off Walgreens November Coupon Book Coupon -$4.00
Pay $5.99
**Added Bonus: Our Walgreens had a Double Package Bonus for $9.99
I got 4 packs of 14 count Wal-Zyr for $5.99 ( 4 Packs of 14--56 doses)

Comtrex $5.99
Use $2.00 off mfg. coupon
Use $3.00 off Walgreens November Coupon Book Coupon
Pay $.99

I will then submit for Flex Reimbursement for even more savings.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A purple Sunday at my house.

My purple gang here in Wisconsin.
Another win for the Vikings.

Morgan is all worn out cheering for her and Becca's team. Becca has discovered another use for her Build-A-Bear clothing, it fits her teeny tiny service dog. When she wears her Vikings jersey, they WIN.

USA Weekend and Parade Coupon Recap--Hasbro Card Games BOGO and Glade $2 Coupons

Make sure to check your USA Weekend to not miss this GREAT Hasbro Game Coupon which will make inexpensive stocking stuffers or two games to drop off for Toys for Tots for kids in need.

Buy One of These Hasbro card games and Get One Free
Included are Monopoly Card Game, Scrabble Slam,Little Pet Shop Go Fish, Rook, and Pictureka.

Parade Magazine Coupons:
Disclaimer: different papers may have different coupons than posted in my region.

Save $1.00 on Two Ore-Ida Steam n Mash Potatoes or Ore-Ida Hash Browns
Save $1.00 on any Nivea Body Wash for Women
Save $2.00 on any The Fragrance Collection by Glade **

A $2.00 Glade Collection is a great coupon to use at Target on the Buy 5 Glade Holiday Products get a $5 Target Gift Card and then submit for the $5 Glade Rebate

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Walmart--Halloween Costume Clearance $2.00 Snow White

I can't walk into the store without checking for clearance. Todays jaunt at Walmart down the Halloween clearance aisle surprised me by finding Baby and Toddler costumes a plenty marked down to 90% off.

I couldn't resist this Snow White Costume (I think I may know what Mahala may be next year) regularly $20 for $2!!

I grabbed a couple of the toddler costumes for a dress up box, Tinkerbell for $2, a clown for $1.30, a pirate for $1.30, a fairy for $1.70 and orange fairy wings for $.50. Those wings will fit with the orange and black pettiskirt I found to make for Miss Kasja for next year.
My total: Spent $8.80 Saved $90.00

Walgreens--Cheap Halls Cough Lozenges $.24 each

I found another great Walgreens Deal going through my coupon binder. I had found Buy One Get One Free Halls Coupons at Kmart and was waiting for a Walgreen Halls sale.

Buy 2 Halls (use Walgreens in-ad coupon) 2 @ $.99 = $1.98/2
Use 1 Bogo Halls mfg. coupon -$.99
Use $.50/1 Halls mfg. coupon -$.50
Pay $.49/2

Walgreens-Glade Spray for $.12 each or FREE

From Coupon Cravings:

Buy 2 Glade Sprays for $.99 each (use in-ad coupon)
Use $.75/2 printable coupon
Use $1/2 Walgreens coupon from November Coupon Booklet
Final Price = $.12 each

Or Buy 2 Glade Sprays for $.99 each (use in--ad coupon)
Use Bogo mfg. coupon from 11/1 SS
Use $1.00/2 walgreens coupon from the November Coupon Booklet
Get 2 for FREE

There are several holiday scents available, so be on the lookout for Apple Cinnamon, as well as Bayberry Spice and Homemade Gingerbread, both of which are limited editions.

Remember you can buy 3 or 4 more, and submit them for the Glade Rebate Deal.

My Glade Scenario Spend $1 Get $5 Gift Card

I thought I remembered seeing coupons inside my Glade candle holders (the ones I bought last year). I ran down to my stockpile and fished out the coupons to be surprised that they were going to help me really sweeten the Target Glade Deal.

I found 4 holders had coupons for $2.00 off any Glade Scented Oil Candles Holders along with a coupon for Buy 2 Candle Refills Get One Free.

My deal I will try twice:
Buy 2 Glade Candle Holders @ $2.50
Buy 3 Glade Candle Refills @ $2.50
Total $12.50
Use 2--$2.00 off Candle Holders from my stockpiled candles -$4.00
Use 2--Printable Buy One Candle Holder Get Free Candle Refill -$5.00
Use 1 Buy 2 Candle Holders Get Free Refill (may not work, but worth a try) -$2.50
or $1.00 Printable Candle Holder Coupon
Pay $1.00 or $2.50 if using the $1.00 off refill coupon
Get $5.00 Gift Card

More Glade Coupons to Use at Target

New Glade Coupons to Use at Target new Glade printable coupons available from Right@Home.

Coupons available:

  • Get a FREE Refill Pack wyb Any Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder
  • $1/1 Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill Pack
  • $1.50/2 Glade Candles (excludes Fragrance Collection)
  • Get a FREE Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer wyb Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refill
  • $1/2 Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refills
  • $0.75/2 Glade Aerosol Sprays

Get a $5 Target GC when you buy 5 select Glade air care products.

Buy (2) Glade Candle Tins at $2.50
Buy (3) Glade Candle Refills at $2.50

Use (2) Get a FREE Refill Pack wyb Any Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder
Use $1/1 Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill Pack
Pay $6.50 and Get a $5.00 Gift Card to roll onto your Movie Deal.

Remember to submit for the $5 SC Johnson mail-in rebate. You can do this 3 times.

Walmart-UP for Free After Rebates

Walmart has UP for $19.96
Use $10.00 coupon
Pay $9.96

Check out Becca's other post for the rebate information
Submit for 2--$5.00 Rebates

**Note many are reporting that Target is out of Monsters Inc. so am
substituting this deal for a FREE movie after rebates and inexpensive food products.

Target: Clue and Pictureka for $4.99 after Coupons

Take your Kmart Ad to Target and Price Match Pictureka Flipper and Clue Secrets and Spies $14.99 each.

Use both Target $5 Here and Man $5.

Pay $4.99 for each.

Becca's Best Movie Deal Pick: UP and Monsters Inc. for $.98 after Rebate

UP for even less:

$19.99 ringing UP at Target (Others are reporting this)
Up on Blu-Ray and DVD set $19.96 (price-matched to WM)

Monsters Inc. Blu-Ray and DVD set $18.99 (price-matched to Best Buy)

Total $38.98
Use $10/2 Target printable HERE
Use $10 UP coupon HERE
Use $8 Monsters Inc. coupon HERE

Pay $10.98 for both

Submit for 2--$5.00 Rebates

Net Cost $.98 for both

Submit for Rebates

There are two tabs on the DVD to use to submit for rebates and will allow copies of receipts.

Buy UP and 2 Kernal Seasons products and get $5 back via mail HERE (There are $1/2 Kernal seasons coupons HERE and HERE – 2 Kernal seasons seasonings will total about $1.98 at WM after using 2--$1.00 coupons).

Buy UP and 2 Bird’s Eye Voila Meals and get $5 back via mail HERE.

Get $4 back by mail WYB UP and 1 Ronzoni, Creamette, Ronzoni Smart Taste, Ronzoni, San Giorgio, American Beauty, Prince or Skinner pasta HERE. (Coupon on Ronzoni $1.00 on 2)

Remember to use coupons on these items to bring down the cost of the deal.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Prayers for Becca

Each year when we head to the Cardiologist, my fears begin to surface. She goes to the heart doctor on Thursday. I know that I have absolutely no control over anything that happens with my miracle daughter. When I was given a daughter who had absolutely no prognosis, no hope, and a failing heart, it breaks a Mother's Heart.

No wonder why a few days before our visit each year, I begin to toss and stir in the night and my mind begins to wander. So I started my Thanksgiving gratitude posts.

Having to watch your daughter with a stilled heart and the screen on the monitor shows no beating heart and the miracle of its return is something no Mother should ever have to face, not just once, but thrice. Hearing the words "congestive heart failure", "thickened heart", "DNR", and "hospice".

For those who do not know our story, my youngest daughter Becca was born with a severe form of Noonans syndrome, she had many medical problems, many severe, but her heart was the worst and every year the Noonans syndrome family lose precious severely ill babies to their bad hearts. We were destined to say goodbye to Becca, but she proved too stubborn to give up. God had great plans for Becca's life and its impact.

Becca had severe pulmonary stenosis (misshapen obstructed pulmonary valve), Atrial Septal Defect (Big ASD whole) and severe biventricular hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. By her first October she was in heart failure, by her six month heart birthday her wish for a early birthday party was hosted by Make-a-wish, by nine months we risked her life to fix the hole and remove the bad valve to buy her a little more time. They gave her two years. By her first birthday she could finally sit up for a few seconds without turning blue, by her eighth birthday she amazed the doctors that her heart was no longer thick. A miracle, but we know it can turn around at anytime. Her heart is still enlarged and the missing value and another valve are causing concern.

Last years visit brought the news the doctor thinks he may have to do surgery again, but the first surgery she almost died do to plural effusions, and once she did it once, it will happen again.
We are praying her heart has not worsened, for another miracle.

Please pray for good news for Becca, she is scared, and her Mother does not know what to do but ask others to pray with me and Becca.

Being Thankful--Triple Blessings

Today Kristy posted on her blog her humorist post on the Top 10 Ways to Pass Time in the ICU her first post after ending up there this summer.

Her post made me think, and with the upcoming Thankgiving holiday I am beginning my daily post on what I am grateful for this year...

This post is a our triple miracle ...Thank you blessing.

This Thanksgiving season we are blessed to have another year with Miss Becca and the crisis and miracles of Mahala joining the family and Kristy's Septic Shock episode two weeks after Mahala's birth. For those who do not know the events of this past summer, read the story of Kristy's uterine rupture and the miracle survival of the baby and Kristy's bout of septic shock which almost cost her her life.

This Thanksgiving season we have much to be thankful for.

Twenty years with Becca, who has defied the odds.
Check back on Thanksgiving Day to read her first
Thanksgiving Story.

Tuesday Morning-- Gotz 25" Baby Dolls

Tuesday Morning has the life-size 25 inch Gotz Baby Dolls on sale right now for $49.99 (originally $299.99).

I bought my girls when they were small, a life-size doll and recycled her newborn clothing for dressing their baby in their own hand-me-downs and used their baby equipment for their babies.

Tuesday Mornings--50% off or more off Madame Alexander Dolls

Madame Alexander Collectible dolls are 50% off or more at Tuesday Mornings right now. There are over 60+ dolls available at bargain prices.

This adorable Raggedy Ann and Andy for $69.99 (originally $140.00).

I grew up wanting to collect Madame Alexanders and bought one for each for my daughters, but could rarely afford them. I bought Miss Kasja her first baby Alexander last year and will start for Miss Mahala.

The shipping is a bit high, but the savings are great.

Becca's Movie Best Deal--Up and Monsters Inc.

Print your Coupons for Up and Monsters Inc.

Up Blu-Ray $10.00 Coupon
Monsters Inc. DVD $8.00 coupon

Best Buy
Buy Up Blu-ray $23.99
Buy Monsters Inc Combo Pack $18.99
Buy Up Nintendo DS Game $9.99 (regular $19.99 less $10.00 when you buy Up DVD)
Buy Up Talking Dog Plus Toy $4.99 (regular $14.99)
Total $57.96
Use Up mfg. coupon -$10.00
Use Monsters Inc mfg. coupon -$8.00
Pay $39.97 for UP and Monsters Inc Blu-ray and UP DS Game and Talking Up Dog
Submit for two rebates -$10.00
Net cost $29.97

Check out the Rebates for these deals at Couponing To Disney's Blog.

Pick two of these rebates to save even more...

UP: Get $5 back by mail WYB UP and (2) participating Kernel Seasons product. (Exp 2/28/10)
UP: Get $5 back by mail WYB UP and (2) Birds Eye Viola meals (exp 2/28/10)
UP: Get $4 back by mail WYB UP and 1 Ronzoni, Creamette, Ronzoni Smart Taste, Ronzoni, San Giorgio, American Beauty, Prince or Skinner pasta. (Exp 1/15/10)

(These rebates allow for copies of the receipt and they also just want one of the proof of purchase tabs on the back of the DVD (it has 2) and it DOES NOT require the UPC!)

We had posted the Target price matching deal, but others are having trouble getting it to work, anyway Becca always likes a NEW DS game and as always the current Disney stuffed animal to snuggle and watch the movie with on her bad days.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Picture for Nana's Album

I have to share the newest picture of my granddaughters Kasja and Mahala. I've been having fun picking up the latest toys with all the toy deals out right now for the two little ladies in my life.

Have a great Sunday. Next on my list today, find a great photo print deal for my gallery :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Target--2 PSP Games for $4.96

I discovered a couple of Sony PSP games on clearance. The Target Toy Book has a coupon for $10/2 games and the coupon worked on the clearance games.

One Game (unnamed to not give away a present for one nosey girl) $9.98
One Game (unnamed to not give away a present for another nosey girl) $4.98
Total $14.96
Less $10/2 coupon
Paid $4.96 for 2 PSP Games

Target--WII Game Deals

We hit Target last night and picked up WII games for the girls and our older kids as we gave everyone Wii systems for Christmas last year.

Combining the Buy Two Get One FREE deals with $10/2 Target Wii Game Coupons that part of my shopping is now done.

I bought in separate transactions in order to get the higher value games free.

Transaction 1
3 Games @ $49.99 (one is free) = $99.98
less $10/2 Target wii coupon
Paid $89.98/3 games ($59.99 savings)

Transaction 2
3 Games @ $29.99 (one is free) = $59.98
less $10/2 Target wii coupon
Paid $49.98/3 games ($39.99 savings)

Transaction 3
6 Games @ $19.99 each (two are free) = 79.96
less 3--$10/2 Target wii coupons - $30.00
Paid $49.98/6 games ($69.98 savings)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Walmart--Playskoool Toys on Rollback

I found the these Playskool toys on Walmart Rollback today for $17.00 I used my Hasbro Playskool coupons to pay only $12.00 each.

Walmart has them in the
Bright Neutral Colors and the Girls Pink and Purple for my little ladies from Nana.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Nathan

Happy Birthday Nathan!

Fisher Price Store-Free Shipping No Minimum

The Fisher Price Store has FREE Shipping now through November 11.
Use Key Code: FREEG No minimum order.

I have been eyeing the Little People Thanksgiving Sets but the shipping has always made me think twice. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the Mayflower set was on sale for $19.99 instead of $24.99, the Pilgrims Thanksgiving Celebration Set was regular priced at $17.00. I wanted to add these for our family celebrations for the little ones when they visit Nana's at Thanksgiving. My total: $36.99 plus tax with FREE Shipping.


The Almay Register Rewards and the B1G1 50% off weekly offer are combining to make some fabulous bargains right now! All Almay cosmetics are currently ringing up buy one get one free instead of buy one get one 50% off, so that makes the mascara deal free, plus you can score a moneymaker on foundation, eye shadow, lip gloss or mascara better than free.
Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom for posting this deal.

Scenario #1:

Almay One Coat Mascara, psa $6.99 (ringing up BOGO)
$4/1 Almay Walgreens November Coupon Booklet (auto deducts $8)
FREE after coupon!

Scenario #2:

Buy Almay Pure Blends Foundations at $9.99
Buy Almay Pure Blends Shadow, Lip Gloss, or Mascara psa $6.99
Pay $9.99 after BOGO sale and get back $15 in RRs — money maker!