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Get Cash Back on Tomatoes, Lettuce, Oranges & More

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 9:00 am
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It’s Thursday which means a brand new list of offers from Checkout 51 have been released! Have you tried Checkout 51 yet? It’s very similar to Ibotta, Snap by GrouponShopmium and the new BerryCart app (for organic, non-GMO & gluten-free items), yet you can use it on your computer, and not just your phone. It’s is a site that offers you cash back for products that you’re likely buying at the store already. The best part is that you can purchase these items at any store! Simply purchase the items you want and then upload your receipt into the app. Your purchase and upload must be completed by 11:59pm on Wednesdays. Within a few hours, the cash  you earned will be deposited into your account. Search our Coupon Database to find manufacturer coupons & other money-back app offers you can stack with these Checkout51 offers to save even more!

 

Bacon
8 oz package or larger. Any brand, any variety. Excludes pre-cooked bacon and bacon snacks.
Cash back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick your own offer”.

Tomatoes
Any variety of fresh tomatoes. Excludes canned tomatoes.
Cash back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick your own offer”.

Lettuce
Any whole head of lettuce. Excludes salad mixes.
Cash back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick your own offer”.

Bananas
Any brand. Excludes frozen varieties.
Cash back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick your own offer”.

Oranges
Any variety. Excludes canned oranges.
Cash back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick your own offer”.

JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Turkey
Any variety.
Cash back: $5.00

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
17 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash back: $1.00

Pledge®
Any variety. Excludes Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner.
Cash back: $1.00

Fiber Choice® Fiber Supplement
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash back: $3.00

Tagamet® Acid Reducer
30 count or larger, any variety.
Cash back: $2.00

Glade® Wax Melts
Any variety. Excludes Glade® Wax Melt Warmer.
Cash back: $1.00

Glade® Jar Candle
Any variety.
Cash back: $0.50

Boulder Canyon Chips
Any variety.
Cash back: $0.50

TGI Friday’s® Snacks
Any variety.
Cash back: $0.50

SUPERPRETZEL® products
9 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash back: $0.75

Café Bustelo® products
Any variety.
Cash back: $1.00

Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa
Any variety.
Cash back: $1.00

McCormick® Grill Mates® Steak Sauce
Any variety.
Cash back: $1.00

La Preferida Jalapeño Nacho Slices
Any variety.
Cash back: $0.60

La Preferida Black Beans
Any variety.
Cash back: $0.25

La Preferida Chick Peas
Any variety.
Cash back: $0.30

Urban Accents® Dryglaze™ Grilling Rubs
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash back: $1.00

Urban Accents® Spice Blends
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash back: $1.00

DOLE Pineapple Juice
Any canned variety. Excludes chilled and frozen varieties.
Cash back: $1.00

Arla Dofino® Cheese
Any variety.
Cash back: $1.00

RoC® Anti-Aging Products
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash back: $3.00

At RiteAid: SebaMed® Moisturizing Body Lotion
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash back: $3.00

SebaMed® Liquid Face & Body Wash
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash back: $3.00

Wild Garden® Hummus Dips
Any jar variety.
Cash back: $1.00

Kim & Scott’s Gourmet® Pretzel products
7 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash back: $0.75

LUIGI’S® Real Italian Ice products
24 fl oz or larger, any variety.
Cash back: $0.75

World Peas
Any variety.
Cash back: $1.00

Buy 2: Nongshim Meal Noodles
Any flavor. Excludes Bowl Noodles and Cup Noodles. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $0.50

Blue Dragon products
Any variety.
Cash back: $0.75

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Send Your Candy to the Troops

Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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halloween-candy-in-bowl-590Want to limit the amount of Halloween candy your children will eat and contribute to a good cause at the same time? Send some of that Halloween candy to the troops. Show your gratitude to the men and women who are serving in the military by sending them some treats.

One could make the argument that children get at least a little exercise as they walk from house to house while trick-or-treating. The amount of exercise can be quickly overshadowed by the amount of calories and sugar that come from eating the Halloween candy that they collected.

Many parents take steps to limit the amount of Halloween candy their children get to keep. There are many ways to do it. A really good one is to encourage your kids to send (at least some of) their candy to the troops. Help them develop their altruistic side by sharing a treat with the men and women who serve in the military.

Operation Shoebox
Operation Shoebox collects donated items and puts them into care packages for the troops. They send these care packages 50 weeks a year. Volunteers at Operation Shoebox will happily accept candy donations of Halloween candy (and Easter candy, and Christmas candy, too).

Send individually wrapped candies. They point out that heat-resistant candy is best in warm seasons. Mail your donated Halloween candy to:

Operation Shoebox
8360 East Highway 25
Belleview, FL 34420

Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude sends out at least 100,000 care packages to the troops every year. The packages are filled with snacks, entertainment items, and personal letters of appreciation. You must print out a donation form with every carton you send to Operation Gratitude.

Operation Gratitude is able to send “Wish List” items all year round. Halloween candy is on that list. However, they ask that you ship your donation of Halloween candy to them by mid-November. Send your donated items, and the donation form, to

Operation Gratitude / California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys CA 91406
Attn: Angel Cuevas / Receiving (800) 651 8031

Dentist Halloween Candy BuyBack
The Halloween Candy Buy Back started in 2008. Your child can bring his or her Halloween candy to a participating dentist. (Check their website to find the nearest one). Dentists “buy” back the Halloween candy with cash, coupons, toothbrushes and more. Some have teamed up with local businesses so they can offer food and service prizes. The candy is sent to the troops via Operation Gratitude. A toothbrush will be sent along with the candy donation.

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Save 20% on Pumpkins

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 9:44 am
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It’s Tuesday! Time to load this week’s Healthy Offer of the Week from Saving Star to your account! This week, Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Pumpkins at participating retailers.  

See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer. Expires 11/3/2014.

*** NEW*** SavingStar can now be used at Vons, Safeway, Food 4 Less,  H-E-B, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Meijer, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar, WinCo and MORE! Simply download their app for iPhone or Android and upload your receipt to get cash back when you shop at any of these stores!

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Halloween Safety Tips

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Halloween Candy PumpkinTrick-or-treating on Halloween is a once a year event that many kids look forward to. It can be incredibly fun, especially when the whole family gets involved. Halloween also has some inherent dangers that are not found at other times of the year. Here are some Halloween safety tips to consider.

General Safety Tips
It is a good idea to find out what the rules are for trick-or-treating where you live. Some places will have an official time that it can start and a “curfew” that signals the end of trick-or-treating. Make sure your children adhere to those rules.

Take a moment to make it absolutely clear to your children that they should not run across streets while trick-or-treating. It can be difficult for drivers to see people who pop out onto the road from between parked cars. Encourage your kids to use the crosswalks.

For best results, go trick-or-treating with your children. Walk them from house to house. Wait for them on the lawn or sidewalk and keep your eyes on them at all times. Your presence will prevent your child from being harassed by a stranger (child or adult). It will also prevent older kids from being tempted to run off and get into mischief with their friends.

Costume Safety Tips
Glow sticks and reflective tape are a great way to make your child more visible after the sun goes down. This safety tip is used by people who ride bikes or run at night. The bright reflective tape (and/or glow sticks) help drivers to see that there is a person in front of them.

Masks can be fun to wear. Unfortunately, they can also limit a person’s ability to see well. If your child must wear a mask, make sure that the eye openings in the mask are wide. Kids who wear masks that they cannot see very well out of are at risk of preventable injuries. In other words, they might trip over something that they usually would have seen and gone around.

Not all Halloween makeup is hypoallergenic. Parents may want to do a “test” by putting a small amount of the makeup on the back of a child’s hand. Watch for allergic reactions. Makeup that was used last Halloween, and then stored away, may have expired (or be full of bacteria).

Candy Safety Tips
Parents should closely check over all the candy that your child receives before you allow him or her to eat any of it. If it isn’t sealed, throw it away. Parents of kids who have food allergies may want to toss out all the candy that lacks an ingredient list.

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Cash Back on any Organic Avocado Purchase!

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:13 am
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Get $.25 CASH BACK right now when you buy any Organic Avocado from any store!

Simply log in to your BerryCart app (or sign up for a free account) and upload your receipt. The cash back will be in your account within a few days!

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Save 20% on Fresh Pears

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:59 am
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It’s Tuesday! Time to load this week’s Healthy Offer of the Week from Saving Star to your account! This week, Save 20% on any single purchase of Pears at participating retailers.  

See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer. Expires 10/27/2014.

*** NEW*** SavingStar can now be used at Vons, Safeway, Food 4 Less,  H-E-B, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Meijer, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar, WinCo and MORE! Simply download their app for iPhone or Android and upload your receipt to get cash back when you shop at any of these stores!

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Halloween Treats That Aren’t Candy

Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Fruit SnacksThe trick-or-treaters that come to your door on Halloween are expecting to receive candy. Does it bother you to be handing out treats that are far from healthy? There are plenty of other options that you can pass out to trick-or-treaters that won’t harm their health. Here are some healthy food options for treats as well as some non-food options.

Healthy Treats
Instead of candy, consider handing out individually sealed packages of these healthy treats:
* Boxes of raisins
* Small packages of fruit snacks
* Mini Lara Bars
* CLIF Kid ZBars
* Sugar free gum
* Snack packs of Goldfish crackers
* Snack packs of Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
* Cheese sticks or string cheese

Non-Food Treats
Oriental Trading is a great place to order holiday items from. You can buy things in bulk. That helps keep the cost down. Right now, they are having a “Halloween Favorites $5.00 or Less” sale. Their products are sold in 72 pieces or 144 pieces.

* Glow in the dark Halloween tattoos
* Mini Jack-O’-Lantern Magic Springs (they look like orange slinkys)
* Monster tattoos
* Glitter Halloween Tattoos
* Scary Spiders (small, black, plastic spiders)
* Jumping Spiders (colorful plastic spiders that jump when you press down on their backs)
* Mini Iconic Halloween Spiral Notepads.
* Halloween decorated pencils (Kids can use them at school or for homework assignments.)

Another option would be to look for these kinds of treats at your local Dollar Store. Target also should have some Halloween items on sale in their $1.00 bins.

Toothbrushes
Did you know that November 1 is National Brush Your Teeth Day? The trick-or-treaters that come to your door might need a new toothbrush. Overstock.com is selling a bulk package of 144 toothbrushes that you can buy for less than $10.00. Some of the trick-or-treaters might be disappointed to get a toothbrush instead of candy – but their parents will be pleased!

Halloween Art
Older children can make little origami ghosts out of white paper. They are simple to make, fun to do, and will give parents and kids a craft project to work on together. Draw a silly face on the ghost after it has been folded. Hand out the little Halloween origami to trick-or-treaters. You can make several of these cute little ghosts out of one sheet of printer paper. Cut the printer paper into equally sized squares and you are ready to go!

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Natural & Organic Giveaway: 2 Free Months of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:00 am
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If you love organic and more natural foods, don’t miss this great giveaway from BerryCart!

Get entered to win 2 Free Months Supply of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts!

Be sure to sign up for the cash-back app Berry Cart to help you save on all your favorite natural and organic brands at your favorite store!

 

 

 

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Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Candy CornHalloween is a holiday that involves lots of treats, sweets, and candies. This can be really difficult for people (especially children) who have food allergies. The desire to participate in the fun, and enjoy some Halloween treats, is dampened by the concern that the sweets contain gluten. Are there any Halloween candies that are gluten-free?

Candy Corn
The colorful candy corn that appears in stores in the fall is made by Brach’s. Here is a list of the ingredients that their candy corn contains:
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Confectioner’s Glaze, Salt, Honey, Dextrose, Artificial Flavor, Gelatin, Sesame Oil, Artificial Flavor, Honey, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 3

The concern is what follows the list of ingredients on the Brach’s website:
“This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy are used in the production of other products.” It might be safer to make your own candy corn instead. Use your best judgement.

Peeps
We tend to think of the Marshmallow Peeps made by the Just Born company as an Easter treat. However, they do have Peeps that are for Halloween. The Just Born website Says that the modified food starch they use in their candies is corn starch. They are currently in the process of updating their packaging to indicate which ones are gluten free.

It is advised that you read the ingredients on a package of Halloween Peeps very carefully. Just Born sells some of their products in bulk to companies that repackage it. There is potential that the Peeps from those companies were repackaged in a facility that is not gluten-free. The way to tell the difference between the Peeps that are safe and the ones that aren’t is to read the package.

Mellowcreme Pumpkins
Mellowcreme Pumpkins is the name for those little marshmallow-like pumpkins made by Brach’s. The ingredients are not listed on the Brach’s website, but ShopWell has them listed:
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Confectioners Glaze, Salt, Gelatin, Dextrose, Honey, Artificial Flavor, Sesame Oil, Yellow 6, Red 3, Yellow 5, Blue 1

This list of ingredients is very similar to the Brach’s candy corn, and it has a similar warning:
“Packaged on equipment that also packages products containing traces of milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and/or soy protein.”

There is an alternative. Craftsy has a recipe that you can follow to make your own Mellowcreme Pumpkins. The website says that this recipe makes candies that are slightly sweeter than the original. It also notes that this is not an easy recipe to make and that it is important to follow the measurements and instructions carefully.

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Turn Real Fall Leaves into Seasonal Art

Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Leaf Art iStockDo you have a lot of leaves gathering in your yard? It is possible to take some of those leaves and make them into art. Turn this activity into something your whole family participates in. The fall art you create can become inexpensive seasonal decorations.

Gather up some Leaves
The first step is to gather up some fall leaves. You will probably be able to find them in your yard. If not, then take a walk and collect up a few leaves as you go. Unlike spring flowers, no one will be upset that you took a few of their fall leaves with you! If anything, you saved them a little bit of work.

Ideally, you want to look for leaves that have not completely dried out. Choose the ones that have a little “give” to them. Leaves that are really brittle might not work out as well in an art project.

Crayon Leaf Rubbings
This form of fall art is so easy that even small children can do it. You will need some paper. The type of paper doesn’t really matter so long as it is thin. You can use construction paper, the paper the goes into your printer, or even yesterday’s newspaper. The print and ads in the newspaper will contrast with the leaf rubbings in an interesting way.

You will also need some crayons. The color doesn’t matter as all will work just as well. Pick fall colors like red, yellow, orange, and brown. Or, use some colors that happen to be your favorites.

Put a leaf on the table. Make sure the leaf is lying on its front. You want the back side, with the deeper “veins” to be facing up. Lay a piece of paper over the leaf. Hold the paper steady and use the side of a crayon to color over the leaf. This “rubbing” should pick up the texture and shape of the leaf. Move the paper around to make lots leaf rubbings.

“Stained Glass” Leaf Art
Creative Bug has instructions on how to take fall leaves and wax paper and make it into art. It won’t look like real stained glass, but it will look good when hung on a window with the sunlight shining through it.

You will need some fall leaves that are not completely dried out. Choose some that are in different colors, or pick several of the same shade. Put the leaves in between two sheets of wax paper. In short, you will be ironing the two pieces of wax paper so that they seal the leaves inside it. Children can place the leaves, but adults should be the one to use the iron.

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