Monday, January 17, 2011

*HOT* BOGO Coupon for Minute Maid Orange Juice!

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Minute Maid is offering a buy one get one free orange juice coupon (64-oz size) if you "like" them on Facebook. Click the "like" button, and then  you will have  to click on "get it now."  OJ is not something you get to save on that often - so take advantage!! :)

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Leapster Explorer Games $14.99

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*HOT* If your child has Leapster Explorer, you know that the games are regularly priced at about $25 each. In this week's Best Buy ad, they advertise a sale on Leapster Explorer games for $19.99. Here is how you make this deal even better :

Print this $5.00/1 Leapster Game priced $19+ coupon (click on the Toys & Games link)

I called my local Best Buy and they have said they would take the internet coupon BUT if you are worried that your store will not remember, you can take the Best Buy ad into Walmart and they will price match it!

Thanks West Michigan Mommy!

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Step 1 to Saving: Where do you find Coupons?

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The very first step to saving money with coupons - is to get coupons! We wouldn't be here without them. So, most people think of newspaper inserts as the only places to get coupons - WRONG! Coupons are found EVERYWHERE. Take a look:
Where do you find all your coupons?

1. Newspaper 
 If you don't subscribe to a newspaper, try these places to get one or two or three... ( they might be willing to give you just the ads ) -library, nursing home, coffee place, any breakfast place that has newspapers out (some fast food places, etc.), doctor's offices, your next door neighbor, some newspaper offices have places for leftover ads, post offices (same thing), recycle places. Some newspaper delivery offices will sell the Sunday paper on Monday if they have any leftover.

2. Printable Coupon Websites
Printable coupons are the new technology of coupons. I would say now that there are more  printable coupons available than coupons that come out in the Sunday paper. There are a few downfalls to printables -  they may have a limit (you may only be able to print so many or you may miss out b/c others have printed them all...although sometimes the coupon will reset), some stores may not accept (though most are accepting them now...check their policy before going), and some need to be printed in color.
Here is a lsit of websites where you can get printable coupons - these coupons change weekly/daily and monthly:
Red Plum
Cool Savings
All You
3. Store Website Printable Coupons
These are printable coupons good only at a particular store. Generally this means drug stores (CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid) and Target, although I think we will be seeing more stores do this.

4. Mobile Coupons 
 Give the store your cell number so they can send you coupons on your phone, like
Target, JC Penney and a host of other retailers now.

5. Mobile/Card Coupons, e-coupons
Text a code to the store and they will put the coupons on your loyalty card or use a site to do the same thing, for some stores you will probably have to sign up for their e-mails to get the code, Kroger will put your coupons on the card from their site like Cellfire or shortcuts (both not yet available in the Syracuse Area).

6. Manufacture Websites
 Get it straight from the horse's mouth :) Sometimes you have to sign up for a newsletter, they change so print while you are there, can be a good value
7. In stores
Look around! You can find lots of coupons on the items (peelies), next to the price (tear offs), on the shelves, in the little coupon machines in front of the items (blinkies)....Keep your eyes open! Take a sales flyer when you come in the door! At CVS or Price Chopper, use your card to check their coupon machine.

8. On/with your receipt
Check all that stuff that prints out with your receipt (catalinas) and check the back of your receipt. Lots of good coupons come with that because lots of times it's based on what you have bought and lots of times they are instore coupons so they are stackable!

9. Facebook
 This has by far become the most popular method of getting a coupon - and facebook coupons are generally good, high value coupons. Become a fan (or "like") your favorite brands. Check out their page or wait for them to tell you when a coupon is available!

10. Magazines
 I haven't seen a magazine with more coupons than All You! It has great coupons and good value ones! Look through your favorite magazine, you'd be surprised to see coupons hiding among the ads!

11. Store Circulars
Many stores now have in-ad coupons in their weekly circulars - some of which can be combined with a Manufacturer's coupon and some that cannot.

You tell me...what did I miss? Where do you find your coupons?
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BJ's: 3Lbs Bananas FREE

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Here is a HOT coupon for BJ's Wholesale Club! Use this printable coupon to get 3lb of Chiquita Bananas for FREE along with mini corn bread loaves! Coupon expires January 28th.

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Tips for child athletes performing at their best + Giveaway

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My little guys and gals are really too young to be involved in serious sports, but I know many of you have children that do play various sports - and as moms/parents we all want to make sure they stay as healthy as possible while they play.

Here is why I love being a blogger - I would never have known about the site - and been able to share the info about the site with you. is an online publication for mothers parenting children active in youth sports.

Momsteam is all about tips and information on how to keep your little athlete healthy and happy when playing sports. Developed by Brooke de Lench (seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN and many more) is a user friendly site with a plethora of information like:

Ensure your athlete gets enough sleep. A tired athlete, especially one still playing fall sports, isn't going to be able to perform at their best during tryouts.  You can help by setting a consistent "lights-out" time for turning off the computer, cell phone, MP3, and TV, so your athlete gets the rest needed for peak performance.

Fuel Sports Nutrition gaps:  Athletes typically have little time in the school day to eat before tryouts, so they start on an empty stomach or choose ineffective sources of fuel based on what's readily available. Athletes need to be properly fueled before, during and after tryouts, especially multi-day tryouts, to get the most out of their bodies and perform at their best.  Make sure your athlete has the right fuel when it's needed by packing scientifically developed sports nutrition products like Gatorade's G Series to provide the fuel, fluids and nutrients athletes before and during sports, and the fluid and protein they need to recover after a grueling day of tryouts.

Be pro-active about hydration: Even mild dehydration can keep an athlete from performing at his/her best during tryouts. Staying hydrated during the school day is particularly challenging because athletes often can't or don't remember to hydrate properly or regularly. Athletes need to be hydrated for sports, no matter the season or the weather.  Water does not hydrate as effectively as a sport drink like Gatorade that is scientifically formulated with fluid, electrolytes and carbohydrates to rapidly replace what athletes lose in sweat and provide energy to keep them at the top of their game. Remember that thirst is not a good indicator of hydration, so encourage athletes to drink on a schedule.

Visit the to read numerous interesting articles on youth and sports. If you are a parent of a child active in sports - this site is a must see/read in my opinion.

To help fuel the conversation, Gatorade has provided an awesome Giveaway for MyCNYMommy readers - a gatorade Sports Fuel Pack which includes a $50 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods and a 6-pack of Gatorade 02 Perform from the G Series!

Giveaway Details:
* Giveaway will run today through 1/24, 11:59PM
* Giveaway open to Residents of the U.S., age 18+
* To enter the giveaway, you must:  1) Answer the following question on the comments of this post:  Which article looks like something you would read on 2) Enter to win on this form.
* First 25 People to enter the giveaway get an extra entry!

Want more extra entries? You can get extra entries for:

Liking MyCNYMommy on Facebook
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Subscribing to MyCNYMommy

Thanks and Good Luck!
* Gatorade provided me with a Sports Fuel Pack (6-Pack Gatorade 02 Perform from the G Series and $50 Dick's Gift Card), all opinions expressed are my own.
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"Dinosaur Train" - New Episode & Giveaway!

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My boys are all about dinosaurs right now - they can't get enough (and we have had enough!). And it seems that dinosaurs have taken over the TV as well - even with the show "Dinosaur Train" on PBS. If your child watches Dinosaur Train - they won't want to miss today's episode:

In the all-new episode, “The Good Mom;” “Diamond Anniversary,” Mrs. Pteranodon meets fellow mom Millie Maiasaura, who is a little too over-protective of her kids. The two moms share some time comparing mothering methods in a play date at the Big Pond.  And, Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon decide to surprise each other with gifts on their anniversary.

Interestingly, Maiasaura, meaning "good mother lizard", was a large duck-billed dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous. There is evidence that Maisaura lived in large nesting colonies and that the parents diligently cared for their young!

Again - if your child is a fan of dinoaurs and/or watches Dinosaur Train - they will be happy to know that Kohl's has come out with a line of Dinosaur Pajamas - just what a “good mom” dresses her toddlers in to keep them warm and cozy during the winter months! The dinosaur appliques and striped pattern on these footed pajamas offer timeless touches, and the footed design keep toes toasty. SRP is $26.00, available in sizes 2T-5T.

If your child happens to miss the episode - you can view it here.

Never seen an episode of Dinosaur Train? Here is a little bit about the show:

In DINOSAUR TRAIN, young viewers join Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history and paleontology. The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs, and it has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, while the Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along the way.

DINOSAUR TRAIN is a Parents’ Choice Recommended TV series, and the DINOSAUR TRAIN website received a Parents’ Choice Silver Award and was the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Prix Jeunesse Award.

DINOSAUR TRAIN, created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills. Each episode includes animated segments with live-action sequences featuring a paleontologist who brings to life the show's natural science and natural history curriculum for preschoolers, giving specific facts about dinosaurs and comparing their features to animals of today.

In addition to the television series, there is also a DINOSAUR TRAIN interactive website at Buddy, Tiny and Mr. Conductor guide children as they discover natural history and the science of paleontology through fun games and activities.  For information on the DINOSAUR TRAIN geocache program—a fast growing adventure game that inspires families to get out and discover treasures together go to <> .

To help celebrate this special epsisode - one MyCNYMommy reader will win a pair of these cozy Pajamas (Size 3T - sorry no other sizes available!)

Giveaway Details:

*Giveaway will run today through January 25th at 11:59PM
*Giveaway is open to US Residents age 18+
*To enter the giveaway, you must 1) Comment on whether you (your child) have seen an episode of "Dinosaur Train" and which Dino is your (their!) favorite. 2) Enter the Giveaway ON THIS FORM.

You can get extra entries for:

Liking MyCNYMommy on Facebook (3 EXTRA ENTRIES for this!)
Following MyCNYMommy on Twitter
Subscribing to MyCNYMommy
LIKING the Henson Facebook Page (a really cool page if you are in my age range!)
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Good Luck and Enjoy the Show!

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