DietBet Will Put $25 In Your Pot

After trying to lose this baby weight for years, I think I finally found the trick: Dietbet. Research shows that: it’s easier to lose weight with friends than by yourself and people who were offered financial incentives to lose weight were five times more likely to reach their weight loss goal.

With DietBet, you can set up a FREE four-week game with friends to lose weight. Everyone contributes money to the group's pot. Then, whoever reaches the goal weight by the final weigh-in splits the pot. The game organizer decides the amount of money each player has to bet and the amount of weight each player has to lose (4% or 8 pounds).

It's fun, free and it can help keep you on your toes. I lost 10 pounds in 4 weeks by DietBetting with friends, and it was so much easier than I expected it to be.

Want to get your friends, family or co-workers together for a game? As a thank you for organizing a new game, DietBet will cover your bet (up to $25) when you follow these steps:

1. Start a new game at www.DietBet.com

2. Set the weight goal, bet amount, and get four or more friends to play with you.

3. Use DietBet to hold the pot and they will spot your stake up to $25 when you use the promo code: F73HQI. If everyone bets $25 via PayPal or credit card, they will cover your $25 bet. If everyone bets $20 via PayPal or credit card, they will cover your $20 bet. etc.*

There's still time to get in shape for summer. So, what are you waiting for? If you have any questions about DietBet, just check out their FAQ page on DietBet's website.

*Note: Offer expires on July 31, 2012 and must meet all of the requirements above.

Disclaimer: Consult with your doctor or qualified nutritionist before engaging in a Dietbet. Dietbets are intended to provide fun, enhanced motivation for people to engage in safe, healthy lifestyle changes. There are risks to playing which the Competitor bears. Do not engage in a Dietbet where you cannot safely lose the required weight in the required time, or when you cannot afford to lose the money that you Bet. DietBet, Inc. does not permit use of its services for dietbetting in jurisdictions where such contests are illegal. Read my full disclosure policy here. This post may contain an affiliate link or may be sponsored. 


Deals from Barefoot Books 

A friend of mine works with Barefoot Books and she told me about some great deals they are having right now.

What is Barefoot Books all about?

"It’s exploring other cultures, our planet, ourselves. It’s making time for make-believe and letting imaginations run wild and free. Most of all, it’s about using the power of stories to nourish the creative spark in everyone and strengthen connections with family, the global community, and the earth."

Order today (Dec. 15th) and get guaranteed Christmas delivery!

FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $60. No coupon needed. Other sites charge $5.95-7.95.

Current Valid Coupon Codes: GLOBAL = 30% OFFor AMBTWY = 20% OFF.

Both exp 12/31 and can only be used by each person once.They can not be stacked but are valid on sale items!







Disclosure: My friend gets commission on purchases through the above link. If anyone makes a purchase through the link in this post, she'll share her commission with me.


Are You Ready for Black Friday 2011?

I can hardly believe it's almost time for Christmas!  The good news is that the ads are already starting to emerge, and moms, like me, can begin checking out the deals and taking notes. JC Penney, Hastings and Costo already published ads, which you can find here.  If you want to stay on top of everything Black Friday related, you'll probably want to check out BlackFriday2011.com.

Also, I found this really cool info-graphic which shows History’s Hottest Holiday Toys from 1903 to 2010.  It's pretty cool to see the most popular toys dating back over 100 years.

Tip: Just click on the image below and you'll be able to click on the original post to enlarge the font and images.  You can impress your friends and family with random Christmas trivia like...  Did you know that in 1957, the Frisbee was all the rage?

History's Hottest Holiday Toys Infographic by BlackFriday2011.com


$9 for $20 Worth of Toys at YoYo.com (with promo code)

I was shopping this week and saw Christmas merchandise popping up on the shelves! I've already picked up a couple presents for each of my sons, but my Christmas shopping is far from over. So, when I saw a deal on Plum District for $20 worth of toys for only $10, I wanted to check it out.  After looking over the YoYo.com website, and reading the fine print of the Plum Steal, this deal got my thumbs up for 3 reasons:

1) They say ALL orders over $49 ship FREE!*  Shopping online is always more fun when you don't have to pay those pesky shipping fees.

2) I was also able to use the coupon code "fabulous" for an extra $1 off, which made this only $9. And, this coupon code looks like it's valid until February 2012.

3) When I was looking on the YoYo.com website, I saw the Stomp Rocket Ultra.  Have you ever seen a stomp rocket in action?  If not, here's the scoop:

Kids literally stomp on the launch pad which blasts air and propels the Stomp Rocket up to 200 feet high into the the air. It's the type of toy that many parents love as much as the kids. Plus some teachers use it to teach children ballistics, projection, force, and motion. And, it's battery free!

Being a mom of 2 boys who LOVE to play outside, this was on the top of my Christmas shopping list.  I've seen these stomp rockets in action a few times, and kids go crazy for them.  They are so simple, but shoot so high into the air. It might be the type of thing you have to see to understand.  Maybe the kids I know are just easily amused, but, I've never seen a kid who wasn't fascinated by one of these things. They are fun, fun, fun! 

*See YoYo.com for details / Referral link above.



Free Breakfast this week at select Chick-fil-A

September 6 – 10, 2011 Participating Chick-fil-A® restaurants are giving away a variety of FREE breakfast entrées to customers who make a reservation online.

Click here to find a participating location and make your reservation.


Family Movie Night... for FREE

Want to make movie night even better?

I love those self-service movie kiosks at the supermarket. It's so convenient to get dinner and entertainment all at once. But, no one wants to be the person standing at the kiosk for 5 minutes trying to pick a movie.

Did you know you can reserve your rentals online and get promo codes for free movies?  Here's the deal:

Redbox and  Blockbuster Express are two of the most popular brands. 

Their web sites let's you:

  • Find a kiosk near you.  Just type in your zip code & a map shows all the kiosks near you.
  • View the movie titles that are available at your location.  Or, search for a specific movie and see where it's available.
  • Reserve your movie online so that it's waiting at the kiosk for you. 

Right now, there are two FREE promotions that I want to share with you:

1) On August 25th, Redbox has declared it to be America's Movie Night. Just go to Redbox's Facebook Page and "like" them. Then, click on the "America's Movie Night" tab and you'll have the option to get a free rental for yourself or send one to a friend. Code will be valid on 8/25 for a 1-night standard DVD*.

2) Also, if you love Steve Carell, you can rent any one of his movies at Blockbuster Express for free. Just use code CARELL at checkout. Expires Midnight 8/26/11.*

You can also go to InsideRedbox.com and look for additional promo codes for a free rental.  Or, try searching Google "Blockbuster Express Codes".  The rentals are usually inexpensive anyway, but free is even better!

*As usual, check the details and read the fine print for this and any other promotion.


1 Year National Geographic Little Kids Magazine for $7

There's a great deal from Mamapedia that I wanted to share with you.  A one year subscription to National Geographic Little Kids magazine is being offered for $10, plus, you can get an additional $3 off with the coupon code NATGEOLK3, which brings it down to only $7!

From Mamapedia:

"Give your little explorers a head start with a subscription to National Geographic Little Kids. Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award for the past four years, it’s specifically designed for preschoolers.

  • Encourages preschoolers to actively explore their world
  • Packed with colorful photos, activities, and stories
  • BONUS: Each issue includes FREE animal cards!"

Click here to go to the Mamapedia website and get this deal!

Offer valid only August 18-23, 2011 * Be sure to read the details and fine print that apply to this Mamasource deal. The link included above is an referral link.


Yay, Chick-fil-A® Cow Appreciation Day 2011 is almost here!

Q: What's better than eating at Chick-fil-A? 

A: Eating at Chick-fil-A® for FREE on Cow Appreciation Day!

Chick-fil-A is quick, yummy, and every time they say "My Pleasure" it just makes me smile.  Each time I go to Chick-fil-A, the staff are SO polite.  Seriously... what if everyone was that pleasant all the time? The world just be a nicer place.

Now back to the FREE food.

This Friday, July 8th, is Cow Appreciation Day!

If you've never participated in this special holiday, here's the moo straight from the cow's mouth:

"Visit your local Chick-fil-A® on Friday dressed from head to hoof in cow attire and you'll receive a FREE meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner). If you're too chicken to go all out, don't worry – those in partial costumes will receive a FREE entrée."

I know most of you reading this are VERY creative and will be able to come up with something really unique for Cow Appreciation Day.  But, if you're short on time, you can just go to their website and download a costume.

This will be my third year celebrating Cow Appreciation Day with my kids!  What about you?

Image Source: email fromChick-fil-A email

Looking for a special gift? Shop & Donate to a Good Cause.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  I know a lot of people are very passionate about adoption.  So, I wanted to let you know about a special fundraising effort throughout the month of May to help adoptive families.

The Sparrow Fund is an organization working hard to provide grants to adoptive families in financial need.  These grants help the families enroll in programs specifically designed to provide counsel and comprehensive medical reviews of their referred child.  Over 30 retailers have generously agreed to donate 10% of their total sales during the entire month of May to The Sparrow Fund.

If you need to buy a special gift for someone, or just feel like treating yourself, please consider visiting these retailers’ sites.  Every purchase contributes to someones' dreams!


Totsy Deal Site for Savvy Moms

Have you heard of Totsy yet?  Totsy offers Moms access to brand-specific sales, up to 70% off retail.  Each sale lasts only 48 to 72 hours and features unique items for kids, ages 0-7, and their Moms.  Besides offering some great deals, two other things I love about this company:

 * For each friend you invite, Totsy will credit your account with $15 after your friend's place their first order. So, spread the word to your friends and family.

* They care about the preserving the earth for our kids.  Totsy and will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation, with every purchase you make through Totsy.  I love that!