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Good GradesWell, it’s soon going to be REPORT CARD time! I always LOVED getting good grades because I loved to see what free things I could get with my A’s! Funny how even as a kid I was always looking for deals! Here are a few places that I’ve found around the Dayton area that offer rewards for kids with good grades. (Note: some businesses only accept report cards for Kindergarten thru 6th grade)

Bagel Cafe (Kettering): FREE bagel- up to four bagels for each A (Thanks Julie!)

Cheryl and Co: FREE Cookies for every A (up to 3 cookies)

Chuck E Cheese: FREE tokens up to 15 tokens A’s- 3 tokens, B’s- 2 tokens, C’s- 1 token (food purchase required)

Cold Stone Creamery: One FREE Kids Size with one Mix In A’s (some locations require straight A’s- Call your location first)

Family Video: FREE movie rental at the end of the school year for A’s

Krispy Kreme: FREE donut for every A (up to 6 donuts at Retail Stores only)

Rita’s Ice: One FREE regular Italian Ice (limit ONE, valid only 30 days after the end of grading period

If you know of any other good grade deals please let us know and we will add them to our list.

Since we are not in constant contact with every location be sure to check beforehand that they are still participating.

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Chipolte Boo-Rito

Halloween is full of freebie both for kids and adults alike. We've compiled our list of best freebies that we know of before and after Halloween.

  1. A Boo-rito at Chipotle. Show up in costume at Chipotle between 4 p.m. and closing time on Halloween will get a Chipotle burrito, bowl or salad for only $2.
  2. Kids eat free at Outback. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. This is for dine-in only and, Outback says, while supplies last. Be sure to look for another freebie hidden inside the drink menu. It’s a coupon for a free steak dinner, which you can redeem on your next visit to Outback between November 1 and November 29, 2012.
  3. Free donut at Krispy Kreme. Stop into Krispy Kreme in costume on Halloween, and you can get a free Halloween or pumpkin spice doughnut. No purchase is necessary. One doughnut per customer and at participating Krispy Kreme locations only.
  4. Free trick or treat bag at Subway. Kids will receive a Frankenweenie reusable bag and a glow stick, while supplies last.
  5. Halloween Spooktacular at Town and Country. On Oct 31 from 6-8pm trick or treat throughout the shopping center (bring your own bag!), play games and win prizes, guess the pumpkin weight and number of candy in the bowl! Balloon artist, face painting, refreshments, and fun!
  6. Corn dogs at Sonic. Sonic will be selling corn dogs on Halloween for 50 cents all day.
  7. Free kid’s meal at Chili’s. Bring your little ones any time between October 29 and October 31 for a free kids meal with adult entree and this printable coupon. This free meal is good for children age 12 or younger and at participating locations only.
  8. Free kid's meal at Bob Evans. Bring your littles in between Oct 24- Oct 31 in costume and this coupon (or ask for the coupon in store according to their FB page) for a free kids meal with adult entree. 
  9. Italian food at Piada. Come to Piada dressed in costume on Oct 31 and receive a Free Piada.
  10. Be crafty at Michaels. Michaels stores are featuring crafts activities, Halloween parades and face painting for kids ages three and up on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m
  11. HalloWING at Quaker Steak and Lube. Kids Halloween Nite Monday October 29 from 4-8pm Join them for a pumpkin hunt, Cookie Decorating, & FREE tokens for the games!
  12. AFTER HALLOWEEN- Trade your sweets at The Filling Station- Nov 2- Bring in your unopened candy to the fall Festival at the Filling Station & you could earn $1 per pound (up to 5 lbs) or tokens for the game room, a bag filled with goodies and a chance to win something extra special.
  13. AFTER HALLOWEEN- Dr. McConnell D.D.S (at the Greene)- Will pay $1.00 per pound (up to 5 lbs per child) for your unopened candy! Candy can be dropped off: November 1st 8:15 am- 5:00 pm, November 2nd 8:15 am- 4:00 pm

If you know of any others please feel free to let us know!

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Categories: Fall, Food, Kids, Free, Stores,

Mikesell's Chips

There are still a few weeks of summer left and in our family that means there is still time for those last few cookouts with family and friends. I don't know about your family but with ours there are always chips at the table whenever the grill is fired up. We snack on them while we are getting ready for dinner and then we eat them with dinner. My personal favorite is Mikesell's Honey Barbeque- I honestly think I could eat the entire bag by myself. I recently had the opportunity to get a sneak peek taste at Mikesell's two newest flavors, Tuscan Spice and Sweet Chili and Sour Cream. Not only are there new flavor but there is also new packaging and a new logo. It's been several years since they've released a new flavor and I really think that people are going to enjoy the new variety being added to the already stellar Mikesell's family.

Mikesell's Chips Tuscan SpiceOur first flavor was Tuscan Spice, it was a lightly rosemary and herb seasoned chip. I liked how the Tuscan Spice chip reminded me of bruschetta and make me wish I had a good meatball sub to eat with it! To make the chips even better they were reduced fat with 30% less fat than regular chips. Happily I didn't feel as if it affected the flavor or quality of the chip, like I feel reduced fat items typically do. The Sweet Chili and Sour Cream had a completely different flavor. It was a wavy chip with a distinct sour cream flavor and quite a zippy chili kick after bite. I think it would have been delicious with a little guacamole on the side. It was a bit spicier than I expected, but there was also a touch of sweetness.Mikesell's Chips Sweet Chili and Sour Cream

When my hubby and I had our taste test we might have eaten ALL the chips a tad too quickly and then wished we had been sent a larger bag! But ONE lucky reader will win a six-pack of full size 10oz bags of Mikesell's new chips (three bags of Sweet Chili and Sour Cream and three bags of Tuscan Spice). And because Mikesell's is the official snack food of the Cincinnati Zoo, the prize pack will also include 4 tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo.

How To Enter: 3 entries

- Leave a separate comment here telling us which chip you think sounds yummy or your favorite Mikesell's flavor already.

- Like Mikesell's on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying you've done so.

- Mikesell's is more than 100 years old, leave a comment and tell us a favorite Mikesell's memory

This contest ends Friday, August 17, at midnight EST. We will use to pick our winner.

Mikesell's was established in 1910 and is one of the oldest potato chip companies in the country and it's located right here in Dayton, OH. It manufactures and distributes potato chips, pretzels, puffcorn, popcorn, cheese curls and tortilla chips in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

Disclosure: Mikesell's provided free samples of their products so I could review them. But this post and opinions are my own and not paid for or influenced by the item provided.

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Categories: Food, Giveaway,

Green B.E.A.N. OhioSpring is here and it brings sunshine, flowers. gardening, rainy days and all play-dates on the sunny days. I enjoy fresh produce and have honestly been trying to be more conscious of what I feed my family. So the idea is having a vegetable garden sounds great, but the actuality of keeping it up is often more work that I feel like dealing with. You can always buy organic produce at the grocery store or at the farmer's market so that you get that homegrown feeling without having to put in the work yourself. The problem is that although I enjoy Farmer's Market I never get there in time especially since I have to bring a very curious almost 3 year old along with me.

I recently learned about a new company called Green B.E.A.N. Ohio. Last year my friend Celia and I went in on the Fulton Farms Happy Box for their summer season. While I enjoyed the new fruits and vegetables that it introduced our family to I often felt like I threw away or gave away almost 1/2 of the produce some weeks just because I had no idea what to do with it before it went bad.

This year when I learned about Green B.E.A.N. Ohio I was excited because this was the perfect solution for our family. It is organic, local, fresh and delivered right to my doorstep weekly or biweekly plus they deliver to Dayton, CIncinnati and Columbus area year round!

"Green B.E.A.N. Delivery sources from local farmers and artisans whenever possible. The company also provides all natural products that consumers cannot get locally. Green B.E.A.N. Delivery has to stay commercially viable, so it needs to provide products like bananas, etc. The service is year-round, so they source closer to home in the summer than in the winter. During the winter, they source certified organic U.S.-grown produce."

There is a base $35 box but you can easily upgrade each week. Now here is the part that I like the most:

"Members can customize their Orders between Thursday at 3 p.m. and Monday at noon the weekend before their delivery. On your Customize Order page you can add groceries and change the contents of your produce bin."

That right there is GOLD to me. You are able to go to their site each week and see exactly what you are going to get in your delivery that week. If you are a weekly meal planner this is great for any meal planning ahead of time. 

Now breaking down the price it can be about $10 more to do any CSA than going to the grocery store and picking out the produce yourself. But I did notice how much longer my Green B.E.A.N. produce kept than what I typically buy at the grocery store (almost 3 weeks longer on some items!). That plus not having to run from store to store or trying to make it to the Farmer's Market on time with my kiddos is worth the price difference to me.

If you are interested in Green B.E.A.N. Ohio there is a special code for 50% off your first produce bin coupon code for all our lovely readers. Plus if you mention me as your referral (Amy Wells) they will give me a small discount too for any future boxes I purchase. When you checkout be sure to use the coupon code DFDmlBR this coupon expires on 4/23/12.

Have you done a CSA in the past? Or maybe you're thinking about doing a new one this year. We'd love to hear what other ones are out there.

Disclosure: Green B.E.A.N. Ohio did provide me with a produce box to try and to base my post upon and I do earn a discount on my order if you mention my name. But this post is all my opinion and was not affected by their product.

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Categories: Food,

I found this super awesome deal on Keurig K-cups and I HAD to share it! This deal is HOT and won't last long.

48 Keurig Green Mountain Coffee Collection K-Cups for $19.99 + free shipping

Right now Kohls is offering the Keurig K-Cup Green Mountain Holiday Coffee Collection 48-Pack for the in-cart price of $24.99. The price goes down once you put it in your cart. Be sure to use the coupon code "SMS295" from and it cuts it to only $19.99 plus free shipping. It brings it down to only $0.42 per K-Cup and that's the cheapest I've ever seen. Sales tax is added where applicable. The box is an assortment of spicy eggnog, french toast, and gingerbread flavors. This deal ends today.

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Categories: Food,

Spring is here today and we've found a few great deals for you! All these deals are only valid March 20, 2012

Rita's- First day of spring free Italian Ice from 12-9pm

Bravo and Brio Italian Restaurants- 50% off all Ravioli for National Ravioli Day

Caribou Coffee- $2 Medium drinks

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Categories: Food,

Menu Plan Monday

I had a GREAT birthday yesterday and after hardly cooking for a week I feel like I need to step it up this week. Although somehow even though we ate out most of last week I still felt like I was washing dishes all day every day. Does anyone else ever feel like all you ever do is dishes?! Well, here's what we have planned for this week

Monday- Dinner with family


Source: via Amy on Pinterest

Wenesday- Shepherd's Pie (Irish food theme at House Church)

Source: via Amy on Pinterest

Thursday- Spaghetti and Garlic bread

Friday- Zachary Pasta and Cheddar Garlic biscuits

That's what I have planned for this week. What are you planning on making this week?

I'm linking up over at  I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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Categories: Food,

Menu Plan Monday

It's birthday week. That's right I said BIRTHDAY WEEK. It starts exactly one week before your birthday and sometimes lasts a week after. Birthday week is full of eating out and using all my birthday freebie coupons that are flooding my inbox. There isn't much cooking on birthday week, so be warned. Be sure to check out our list of birthday freebies and you can get tons of great birthday deals too.

Monday- Leftovers (we had pizza Sunday with friends and have a whole pizza left)

Tuesday- Date night with our boys (we are each taking one of our boys out to dinner. C and I are going to Buffalo Wild Wings for our date.)

Wednesday- House Church hearty snack theme: Ham and Cheese Sliders


Thursday- Trader Joe's Teriyaki beef with fried rice

Friday- Family date night out

That's what I have planned for this week. What are you planning on making this week?

I'm linking up over at  I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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Categories: Food,

Leap Day Caribou Coffee

Here are a few of the Leap Year- Leap Day deals that we rounded up for you.

Applebees: Half off appetizers and $5.50 burgers from 9 PM to close at participating locations.

Build-A-Bear: 29% off selected clothing online

Caribou Coffee: BOGO free drink, with coupon

Chick-Fil-A: Certain locations will be having a Giveaway from 6:30-10:30am. Be sure to call ahead to double check.

Chilis: Free Chips and Queso with the purchase of an entree, with coupon

Learning Express: 29% off one Item, with coupon

The Limited: BOGO free tops and sweaters online only

O'Charley's: Free appetizer for Leap Day birthday, coupon and Photo ID required.

Subway: Free cookie with any purchase

Tanger Outlet: Get a $10 gift card by texting TANGER to 74700. Gift card is only valid on 2/29/12.

Thanks How To Have It All and Savings Lifestyle

Please note that all deals are subject to the management and we suggest calling ahead and double checking with your location first. If you know of any other deals please feel free to share them with us!

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Categories: Food,

Menu Plan Monday

I might be a day behind and new at starting this but here it goes. Since I figure that I'm planning my meals and we always eat every week anyway it really isn't a stretch to do the Menu Plan Monday.

Monday: Chicken Noodle soup- I had no recipe, I kinda threw together what sounded good. Very professional I know.

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Orange Chicken


Wednesday: Dinner out

Thursday: Chicken Pita- On our way home from Blissdom on Sunday we stopped at this SUPER cute restaurant called Sky Blue Cafe. We all wanted to try everything on the menu but decided the clever thing to do was to check out their menu and try to recreate the dishes.

Friday: Pizza Night


That's what I have planned for this week. What are you planning on making this week?

I'm linking up over at  I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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