Tuesday, June 30, 2009

FREE Patriotic Music Sampler from Amazon.com

For all of you that own MP3 Players, click here to download a selection of FREE Patriotic Music. Some of the songs available are "Everywhere we go" by the U.S. Marine Corp and "Hey, hey Everyday" by the U.S. Air Force.

Weekly AAFES.com Sweepstakes!

Enter once daily now thru July 6th to win a Philips Universal Remote Control valued at $100. Good Luck!

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Price of Peace

Click here to listen to the inspiring song "The Price of Peace." This is a military inspired song that speaks of the love and support for soldiers and was written by Alyssa Gaddis (whose dad has been deployed several times) at only 13 years old! Click here for more information about the songwriters and learn how to purchase the song. (For those of you living in the Illinois area, this song will be performed at the Rockin’ for the Troops 2009 benefit concert at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL on Saturday, July 18.)

Diaper Deal on Amazon.com...

For a limited time, amazon.com has Pampers Baby Dry Diapers priced at only $24.61 after you enter promotion code PMPRSJN9 at checkout to save 15%! Not a bad deal to have diapers delivered right to your door.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

2009 Fourth of July Celebrations

Click here to view a list of July 4th Celebrations that are located in different national parks throughout the country.

If you live in Georgia and are a fan of Motown, then you may want to check out the FREE Independence Day Concert celebration on July 2 at McConnell-Talbert Stadium on South Davis Drive in Warner Robins, GA. This concert features the Motown Legends "The Miracles" and the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Friday, June 26, 2009

FREE subscription to Motor Trend Magazine!

Hurry and grab this limited time offer...Click here to get a one year subscription to Motor Trend magazine FREE!!

Great for July 4th-100 8 inch Glow in the Dark Bracelets only $3.40 plus S/H!!

100 8" Glow in the Dark Braceletsonly $3.40 (that's 89% off!!) plus shipping of $7.98. The glow bracelets have a glow time of 8-12 hours on most colors...how fun for the kiddos!

CNN & USAA Looking for Military Families to Interview!!

I just received an email from Mike Kelly from USAA's Military Communication Department that CNN is currently seeking military families for stories in the coming months as troops buildup in Afghanistan! CNN is hoping to feature stories that demonstrate how military spouses and their families are strong, resilient and adaptive though many difficult and demanding times.

Here are some topics that CNN is interested in discussing:
-What is happening with the families who are at home while their loved ones are still in, or deployed to, Afghanistan (The focus is on this region as more troops start deploying there).
-How you are coping with a family member’s deployment, what challenges you’re facing, and how you may be overcoming these challenges (and if USAA is part of the solution all the better!). This could range from multiple deployments, job loss, PCS moves, etc.
-Ideally the families interviewed would be located in Atlanta , Florida , New York City or Washington , D.C.

If you are interested in participating in this project, you can email Mike Kelly at michael.kelly@usaa.com or Kristy Wilson at Kristy.Wilson@fleishman.com.

More Great Amazon.com Deals...

The Travel Hammock Pink Single Parachute Nylon Hammock is currently priced at only $16.80 (that's 66% off the original price!).

Werner 22-Foot Telescoping Multiladder is priced at only $149 (that's 66% off the original price of $435!)

SwissGear Computer Backpack (Black/Gray) is priced at only $34.98(that's 65% off)!

Duracell Pre Charged Rechargeable NiMH AA Batteries, 4-Pack priced at $10.19 per package of 4 batteries...BUT amazon currently has a promotion where you receive $10 off instantly when you spend $39 or more on select Duracell products (just be sure to enter code DURCL609 at checkout). That means you can purchase 4 packs of these batteries for a total of $30.76 which breaks down to only $7.69 per pack!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Check out this awesome organization focused on World War II Veterans and/or veterans from any war that have a terminal illness. The goal of Honor Flight Network is to transport 25,000 veterans from across the United States to the World War II Memorial. The program presently has 71 hubs in 30 states. By the end of 2009, Honor Flight Network hopes to have a hub in all 50 states. Due to the senior age of our World War II Veterans, and the prediction that we are losing approximately 1,000 of them daily, Honor Flight is committed to make their dream a reality. Their current focus remains on World War II veterans and those veterans from any war who have a terminal illness.

If you know of someone who is a World War II veteran or a veteran with a terminal illness, you are encouraged to fill out an application and send it in. And remember, every World War II veteran flies free. No donations will be accepted from a World War II veteran.
Click here for more information about the program and/or to download a veteran application.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a guardian (i.e. assisting several veterans throughout the trip), then click here to fill out the guardian application. Note: Training sessions are provided for all guardians prior to the trip and guardians are expected to pay for their trip.

Another Great Amazon Deal for You...

Amazon.com currently has the Toro 51585 Power Sweep 7 Amp 2-Speed Electric Blower priced at only $23.19 (that's more than 50% off)!! This is a great blower for clearing leaves and debris from sidewalks, decks and driveways; generates powerful air speed of 160 mph. It is very easy to use and is very lightweight - only 4.6 pounds. Covered by a 2-year full warranty. This blower is also rated 4 1/2 stars and qualifies for Amazon prime!

FREE Quart of Paint from Glidden!

Through July 2nd, you can take advantage of The Glidden National Paint Giveaway...All you have to do is pick out your favorite paint color and Glidden will send you a FREE quart of Eggshell finish paint within 3-4 weeks. Click here for more information and to pick your paint!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten-1st Grade only $19.97 (originally priced at $139.95!!)

Wow, this is a great deal if you have a little one learning to read...Click here to purchase Hooked on Phonics® Learn to Read Kindergarten-1st Grade for only $19.97!! This item will be priced at $39.95 when you add it to cart. Then use the coupon code slick50 at checkout to reduce the price to $19.97.

T.G.I. Fridays: Buy One Entree Get 2nd Entree Free thru July 5th!

Click here to print this coupon for T.G.I.Fridays to be used from June 23rd-July5th! This would be great to print for a date night this weekend?!

WEEKLY AAFES.com Specials...

Here are the items on sale this week at AAFES.com:

Wiley X JAKE Polarized Sunglasses now priced at $87.00 (that's 25% OFF)-features removable facial cavity seals that protect the eye orbits from wind, debris and precipitation, and provide ventilation; also has light adjusting polarized lenses

Wiley X DALILA Women’s Sunglasses now priced at $65.00 (that's 27% Off)

Cobra Digital 8MP Digital Camera now priced at $75.00 (that's 21% Off)-Holds up to 220 pictures on the 32MB internal memory; can be used as a digital camera, PC camera or camcorder; the external SD card slot allows you to add up to 1GB additional storage (SD card not included).

Garmin nüvi 780 GPS Travel Assistant now priced at $229.00 (that's 17% Off)-Operates as a navigator, translator, entertainer and tour guide; preloaded with maps for all of North America and voice guidance directions; contains an integrated FM wireless transmitter, and has mp3 and Bluetooth capability

3-Pc. White Diamonds Gift Set for Women by Elizabeth Taylor now priced at $49.99 (that's 30% Off)-Includes 3.3-fl. oz. eau de toilette spray, 3.3-fl. oz. body lotion, and 3.3-fl. oz. shower gel

Wings Gift Set for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills now priced at $38.50 (that's 30% Off)-Includes 3.4-fl. oz. eau de toilette spray and 3.4-fl. oz. after shave

Travelers Club 2-Pc. South Hampton Driver Expandable Luggage Set now priced at $125.00 (that's 21% Off)-Expands two additional inches to provide more storage space; each piece features a 4-wheel mobility system; includes a 26" rolling upright and 22" rolling carry-on

Philips Sonicare Essence e5500 only $35 with FREE shipping!

Check out this unbeatable deal thru drugstore.com...For a limited time, you can purchase the Philips Sonicare Essence e5500 for only $35 (that's 68% Off the original price!!) The Essence e5500 includes: 1 Sonicare toothbrush with 2 contoured brush heads, 1 Charger base with easy-wrap cord, 2 Hygienic travel caps, 1 Travel case, 1 Brush head holder, and a 2 Year Warranty.

To take advantage of this deal, follow these instructions.
-Click Here to activate automatic coupon for PayPal shoppers to take $20 off any purchase of $65 or more.
-Click Here to activate the $10 off coupon (this is an instant coupon that allows you to save an additional $10 off ONE Philips Sonicare Flexcare, Healty White, Elite or Essence Power Toothbrush) ; Scroll down to Philips Sonicare Essence e5500 (priced at $69.99) and check box
-Click "buy checked items"
-Find a "filler" item for $5.01 or more (I like the Coppertone Sport Sun Block Stick with SPF 30 priced at $5.49)
-Proceed to shopping cart and click on "check out with PayPal"
-Total should be $45, depending on the filler item used - $10 Rebate = $35 plus FREE shipping (Note: This product is now on backorder and will not ship for 1-2 weeks)

What a great deal!

Betty Crocker Summer Recipes

Hurry and sign up now to receive FREE Betty Crocker Summer Recipes newsletter and savings offers!!

Internet has been down since 2AM!

Sorry about the lack of posts today...my internet has been down since 2AM and just started working again minutes ago. Thanks for your understanding!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TEVA Kids' Flip Flops $4.93 -$5.93!!

Check out these adorable Teva Mush Flip Flops for Kids for only $5.93 with FREE shipping to any REI store!

If you have kiddos that haven't quite mastered the art of walking in flip flops, check out these Teva Mush Flip Flops for Infants/Toddlers for only $4.93 with FREE shipping to any REI store!

25 Sheets of 4x6 Photo Paper for only $1.59 Shipped!!

Hurry to snag this great deal...For a limited time, you can order 25 sheets of 4x6 generic photo paper for only $1.59 with FREE shipping!! Click here to place your order (you will need to select the photo paper priced at $2.99 and then be sure to enter coupon code mlc175087b).

You can also snag a LED Color-changing Simulation Candle Light (be sure to use coupon code MLC40000370P to get 70% off) for only $1.19 with FREE shipping.

Commissary Freebies & Moneymakers!!

Check out these out...

A1 Marinade (select types) 16oz.: $2.00
Use the $2.00 off coupon from the 6/14 SS (regional coupon)
Final Price: FREE

Axe shower gel trial size: $0.80
Use the $1.00 off coupon from the 4/5 Unilever (expires 6/28!!)
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.20

Bumble Bee Premium/Light Premium Tuna Pouch (UPC 0 8660024001 5): $0.75
Use the $1 off coupon from the 6/14 SS
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.25

Chinet lunch plates 36 count(UPC 0 3770032308 5): $1.79
Use the $2.00 off coupon from the 5/3 SS (expires 6/30!!)
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.21

Jolly Time 100 Calorie popcorn: $1.09
Use the $1 coupon or the $1.50 coupon from here
Final cost FREE, plus possible overage!

Jolly Time Better Butter 3-pack: $1.19
Use the $1 coupon or $1.50 coupon from here
Final cost FREE, plus possible overage!

K-Y Jelly: $1.85
Use the $3.00 off coupon from the 1/4 RP (expires 7/1!!)
Final Price: FREE plus make $1.15

Ken's salad dressing packets: $0.39
Use the $1.00 off coupon from the 5/3 SS (expires 6/30!)
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.61

Kotex Panty Liners: $0.84
Print the $1.00 off coupon IE or FF
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.16

Kraft Dressing Single Packets: $0.21-$0.23Use the $1.00 off coupon from the 6/21 SS
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.77-$0.79

Nescafe Instant Coffee: $0.77
Use the $1.00 off coupon from the 5/17 SS
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.23

Playtex disposable gloves: $0.86
Use the $1.00 off coupon from the 5/3 SS
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.14

Purina Friskies party treats: $0.99
Use the $ 1.00 off coupon from the 3/1 SS (expires 6/30!)
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.01

Reach toothbrush: $1.85
Use the $2.00 off coupon or $1.00 off coupon from the 6/14 SS (regional coupons)
Final Price: As low as FREE plus make $0.15

Starbucks Chocolate Bars 1.2 oz: $0.81
Use the $1.00 off coupon from the 4/19 SS
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.19

Trident Gum (at checkout lanes): $0.72
Use the $0.75 off coupon from the 5/10 SS
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.03

Weber marinades pouch: $0.49
Use the $0.50 off coupon from the 5/17 SS (regional coupon)
Final Price: FREE plus make $0.01

Please let me know if you have discovered any other freebies/moneymakers while shopping at the commissary. All of the freebies above have been added to the full Commissary Deals List found here.

Operation Homefront’s Military Spouse Scholarship Program!!

This scholarship award is offered to spouses of uniformed service members to attend a four-year college or university, graduate school, accredited trade school, certificate program, vocational school or community college. Thirty seven scholarships are currently being offered, totaling $100,000. The winner of the grand prize scholarship will receive $10,000; two first-place award winners will receive $7,500; four second-place award winners will receive $5,000; 10 third-place award winners will receive $2,500; and 20 runners up will each receive $1,500. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees and books and will be paid directly to the educational institution

Am I eligible?
-You must be a legal spouse of a military member currently serving on active duty, whether active duty, Reserve or a member of the United States National Guard (Members of the Reserves or National Guard are considered the same as active duty as long as they have served at least 180 combined days of full time military duty since January 1, 2007).
-You must be accepted by an educational institution or expect to be accepted by the same.
-You must utilize funds at an accredited trade school, certificate program, vocational school, university or college within 24 months of receiving the award. All funds will be paid directly to the educational institution by Operation Homefront upon verification of enrollment and eligibility status. If you are enrolled in an accredited institution at the end of the 24th month and have not fully utilized the award, you may continue to utilize the remaining balance provided the recipient continuously remains enrolled in at least three semester units of course study as defined by the educational institution.


Click here for more information about the scholarship and/or to complete an application.

Weekly AAFES.com Sweepstakes...

Click here to enter to win an outdoor water center sink and work station valued at $129.99!! You may enter once daily through June 29th (you will first be prompted to log into AAFES.com). Good Luck!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Some Great Garden Freebies...

I joined the Home Depot Garden club several weeks ago and have already received 3 great coupons via email:
-Buy One/Get One Free Hot Shot Liquid Ant Bait
-Buy One/Get One Free Total Kill Wasp & Hornet Killer
-$3.00 off Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer

You may also be interested in this FREE Garden Crafts E-Book:

USAA & U-Turn's Garage Band Playoff 2009!!

USAA and U-TURN are looking for The Next Great American Road Song!!

This year, the judges of U-TURN’s annual Garage Band Playoff 2009 are seeking original compositions that celebrate cars, driving and the freedom of the open road. Song entries can be something the artists have previously written and recorded, or a completely new creation.

If a song makes the cut, it’ll face off in a series of online, head-to-head match-ups against others… until only one song is left to be named The Next Great American Road Song.

-$2,500 cash
-a professional photo and video shoot
-an in-depth interview on U-TURN’s audio podcast
-tons of free buzz on MySpace, Facebook and more!

Open to solo artists, groups and bands of any musical genre
Song must be an original composition
Song topic must be about cars, driving or the freedom of the open road
Song must be clean with radio-friendly lyrics
Solo artist or at least one band member must also be a USAA member
Solo artist or all band members must be ages 13-21 (as of July 31, 2009)


Check out these Amazon deals!!

Electrolux EL5020A Intensity Upright Vacuum Cleaner only $63.75 (79% OFF-was originally priced at $236.24)!!

Britax Roundabout Convertible Car Seat
priced at $179.99 plus receive $50 OFF at checkout so final price is only $129.99 (Amazon currently has a Britax promotion where you receive $50 off any purchase of Britax car seats of $150 or more)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dads at a Distance & Moms over Miles

Just in time for Father's Day, check out Dads at a Distance for some great ideas on how your kids can interact with their Dads even if they are deployed. This site has been created to help dads maintain and strengthen the relationships they have with their children while they are away. Click here to view 20 Long Distance Activities for Dads at a Distance.

If you know kid(s) who have a mother that is deployed, then check out Moms over Miles .