I have SO many friends right now that are either expecting or have just had a baby. So in honor of all you new Mommies and Daddies or soon to be parents this is for you!
There are lots of companies that send out great coupons, and information to new parents. I personally never used formula, but I always signed up for the samples and would give them to either friends or you can donate them to a Women's Center also. PS- I promise that to the best of my knowledge that these are REAL links for the freebies and NOT for junk mail- I took the links directly from the sites.
Enfamil Family Beginnings- up to $250 in free coupons and samples
Similac Strong Moms- formula coupons, samples and pregnancy newsletters
Members's Mark- formula sample
American Baby Magazine- free magazine from Parents Magazine (just smaller and FREE) lol!
Baby Talk Magazine- free magazine from Parenting Magazine (just smaller and FREE)
Gerber Childrenswear- coupons and promotions for Gerber childrenswear
Gerber- coupons and newsletters to for baby's stages of life (one of my favorites)
Pampers- coupons and samples, be sure to read our post about their Gifts To Grow program
Huggies- coupons and samples, be sure to read our post about their Enjoy the Ride program
Juice Juice- get a free sippy cup and coupons
Beech-Nut- e-newsletter with coupons and feeding tips- they also have a Free Starter kit you can sign up for, although I never got mine I know people who have.
Earth's Best- coupons
Baby Center- Get BabyCenter's free email newsletters that allow you to track your baby's development week by week and includes articles on important health and safety topics handpicked for your particular stage of pregnancy. You'll also receive valuable coupons, sale notices, and free offers from BabyCenter and our partners.
Motherhood Maternity- ask for your gift bag when you make your first purchase, full of coupons and local offers
Target Baby Registry- receive a bag in store with Target and Manufacturer coupons, samples and more (there are some GREAT offers and coupons included)
Are there other's that you know of that we're missing? Let us know!
Have you heard about Groupon? You can purchase services or gift certificates for different business establishments for greatly reduced prices- up to 90% in fact! The deals change every day, so if you think you want an offer it's better to buy it sooner than later- items also can sell out if you wait too long. Check the "Recent Offers" tab to see what offers have been available for your location in the past. (Some of the "Recent Offers" for Cincinnati have been from- florists, massages, dentists, resturants, handyman services, skydiving classes)
It's completely FREE to sign up for this program. They email every time there is a new offer in your area, which is only a few times a week. The only catch is that there have to be enough people wanting to buy the "Daily Deal" before it is activated. So when you find a great deal share it with your friends! If you "BUY" an item and not enough people sign up, the deal is cancelled- you will not be charged for cancelled deals. This is a great program that lets you try out that restaurant or business that you've been wondering about or a quick fun gift for a friend. If you like getting discounts on entertainment you better sign up now! (And for those of you with iPhones- there's an app)
Did you know that Ritter's Frozen Custard in Ohio hosts a Doggy Day Out the first Monday of every month? Head over to Ritter's Frozen Custard on the first Monday of the month and they will give every dog a free scoop of vanilla custard and a doggy biscuit. There is always a HUGE turnout for this event, just please be sure that your dog is on a leash! So get your pups and go get some custard for everyone! (This event is year round.)
Are you starting to look for your free summer fun events? You can always head to Regal Cinemas this summer for FREE movies with your kids. Every Tuesday and Wednesday they are playing a different G or PG movie starting at 10am. Tickets are first-come first-served, and limited to theater capacity. Just show up and get your ticket! Free summer fun!
Hollywood Stadium 20
2651 Fairfield Commons
Beavercreek ,OH 45431
Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)
Hotel For Dogs (PG)
Imagine That (PG)
Tooth Fairy (PG)
Aliens In The Attic (PG)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)
Polar Express (G)
Daddy Day Care (PG)
Tale of Despereaux (G)
Surf's Up (PG)
Bee Movie (PG)
March Of The Penguins (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
Wallace and Gromit (G)
Open Season (PG)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (G)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)
Sign up to receive FREE magazines from Mercury Magazine. Choose up to 3 FREE magazines of your choice from hundreds of magazines. There is no purchase necessary, no credit card required and no strings attached. I've signed up for SEVERAL magazine from them and have never gotten a bill. The magazines you are offered initially are based upon your job information you put in. You do get offered renewal notices and stuff, but I just ignore them. Right now it's mostly business magazines, but once you sign up they send you emails when there are new magazine out. I've gotten magazines like Cosmo, Midwest Living, Women's Day, Ski and many others. This really is FREE, so sign up! (Although if you have a junk email address I would use that.)
So how do you like the redesigned blog? I LOVE IT! Antistatic Design did such a great job making it so functional and fun.
Just in case you still are having a hard time figuring things out around here, here's a little tutorial.
The Different Pages: The Home page is all the posts that we have written, it shows them as they are posted. Fun Stuff, Events, and Eats are all posts that have been on the Home page (or are still there) but they fall into these specific categories. Be sure to check out our Calender for events going on, for many of them we will post a detailed description in a post, but some of them will only be on the Calender so be sure to check it often!
Finding Posts: Search will search specific words in our posts, while Categories will show you what different posts have been "filed" under. These are both good ways to find information that you remember seeing and can't seem to find it on the Home page.
Email Signup: Right now we don't have a newsletter that goes out and shows our daily posts, but we are working on sending out our Weekly Update for our readers that have signed up to for our email signup.
Ok, where did it go?: So that it is easy for our readers to find stuff on our blog once an event or coupon has expired the post will "disappear." We figured that there was no need to keep expired posts that make it harder to find stuff when searching. But if there is something that you can't find or a question to have feel free to use the Contact form to reach us.
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Jockey and Purex (1/30/12)
COSI: Dora and Diego Let's Explore (11/11/11)
Chuggington Traffic and Safety (11/4/11)
Spring Into Learning (9/27/11)
COSI: Dinosaurs- Escape. Explore. Survive (7/1/11)
Kettering Rec Center: Adventure Reef (7/1/11)
Paperreka Custom Cards (5/19/11)
$25 Fazoli's Gift Card (5/10/11)
Little Debbie Cloud Cake Prize Pack (3/28/11)
Lulee's Lollies (3/25/11)
MacTown iPad and iPhone Cases (3/20/11)
LEGO Ninjago Mini Set(1/2/11)
Carmex Prize Pack(12/1/10)
Fall Family Beauty Kit(9/29/10)
Good Earth Dinner Kits (7/18/10)
Yoplait Smoothie (6/21/10)
Pillsbury & Pictureka Game Night Pack (5/7/10)
Pair of Quack Backs (4/30/10)
DiGiornos Pizza and Breadsticks and $5 Gift Card (4/10/10)
$10 Victoria's Secret Gift Certificate (3/25/10)
Well, not only does Sonic have a Half Price Happy Hour, so does Steak and Shake! Monday thru Friday from 2-4pm they have Half Price Happy Hour. You can get your favorite Milk Shakes, Freezes, Malts, Coca-Cola soft drinks or even a Root Beer Float for half price! Yum!
One of our readers, Errine Fullam, reminded me about Happy Hour at Sonic. How could I have forgotten?! Every day from 2-4pm they have half price drinks (this is for fountian drinks and slushes). I'm so glad that there is one near our house now, and I can't wait for the weather to warm up.... Anyone else with me?!
Right now they have a special offer running too. When you purchase a SuperSONIC® Cheeseburger you get a FREE* medium order of crispy Tots. Limited time only.
There are several new House Party events that you can apply for right now. Two of our readers, Tami Rogers and Allison Walton, let me know that they got accepted for the Digornios Champions Party. There are several other House Parties right now that they are not accepting applications for, but you can sign up to receive an email when they start. If you don't know about House Party be sure to read our previous post about it.
STOUFFER'S Toasted Subs Celebration- April 11
Green Earth, Green Up- April 24
Red Baron Mom's Party- May 8
NABISCO Little Taste of Summer- May 15
Let us know if you get accepted for a party!