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Think About It!

Our tagline for Intentional Moms (the ministry I work with) is Think About It. Not only is it a literal challenge to get people thinking about our name, but a bigger challenge for parents to think about what type of legacy they want their children to have and to be intentional about getting them there.

Catherine Hickem wrote a very poignant newsletter this month on this very topic and I know I benefitted from the reminder to think about my parenting instead of simply trying to survive each day! When people ask you how you’re doing, do you typically answer, “Busy!”? If so, then this is a must read for you:

A part of the Intentional Moms! logo is the phrase “Think About It”.  One of our main organizational goals is to get moms thinking about various facets of their motherhood.  Truth be told, I have observed a great lack of thought among today’s moms and it is causing great harm to today’s children and tomorrow’s future… Click HERE to read more.

Friday’s Freebies: July 24, 2009 – UPDATED

 Ok, here’s the true list for today (sorry about the delay!). I know it’s not as thorough as usual, but you have to cut me a little slack since we’re still on the road 🙂 If you find any other freebies, please post them in a comment below so we can all take advantage of them! 

Airborne: I’m not normally one to post free samples, but I thought with all the traveling we’re doing, a free sample of Airborne couldn’t hurt! Click HERE

Barnes & Noble: Join the summer reading program with Barnes and Noble, and your kids will earn a FREE book when they read 8. 

Ben & Jerry’s: Every Monday through August, they’re offering Buy one get one Free Sundae’s on MONDAY’s…just mention the promotion at the register.

Blockbuster: Click HERE to get codes for FREE movies from their Express Kiosk in July & August

Books from Birth: Free books for kids from birth – 5 (Middle TN). Click HERE for details.

Enfamil: Free Breastfeeding Support Kit HERE

Field & Stream: Complimentary One-Year subscription. Fill out the form HERE

Friday’s: Click here to get $5 off for every buddy you bring in. While this isn’t a true Freebie, I appreciate all the deals they’ve been throwing our way lately! Also, you can get a FREE Jack Daniels Appetizer Sampler by sharing this offer with two friends HERE

Gain: Get a FREE sample of Gain HERE

Izzit.org: Teachers of grades 6-12 can get a free DVD HERE

Kraft: Get the inside scoop on the latest Kraft products, be one of the first to try New Kraft Products. Click HERE
Kraft Singles & Minor League Baseball: Bring your Kraft Singles wrapper to get a FREE ticket when you buy one. Click HERE for details (valid through September 1, 2009)

Lowe’s: Free Build and Grow Clinic tomorrow (Saturday, July 25, 2009) at 10am. Remember to get there early before they run out of kits – this week is a helicopter.

MARS: Chocolate Relief Act – The first 250,000 to sign up HERE will get a coupon for their choice of a free chocolate bar! (Starts at 9am EST every Friday through September) With all the BOGO sales, this could turn into two if you wait for the right sale!

McDonald’s: Free McCafe Mocha’s (sample size, iced or hot) any Monday through August 3rd (One per person, 7am-7pm).

Nabisco: Free Calendar of Savings ($55 worth!) HERE

Nakano: Get a coupon for a FREE Nakano product by filling out your name and address HERE (This is great if you love Japanese cooking like us!)

Nursery Water: Get a FREE Bag Tag from Nursery Water HERE (they’ll give out 100 per day while supplies last)

Parenting Magazine: Get a 2 year subscription to Parenting Magazine FREE (no strings attached) from ValueMags.com (they also have some other offer if you’re interested). Thanks to Sweeties Sweeps 

Peet’s Coffee: Get a free freddo when you buy one with this coupon

Picture People: Free portrait package consisting of one 8×10, two 5×7’s and eight wallet sized portraits of the same image. (Limit one coupon per customer through 7/25/09)

Pottery Barn Kids:

•   Baby Registry Workshop Every Tuesday @ 7pm
•   Easy & Afforable Decorating Class – 8/1 @ 10am
   


Snapfish: Free shipping through July 29 – just enter SHIP4FREE at checkout (and don’t forget about their new price promise – I can’t wait to see if they’ll match Winkflash!)

Target: Click Here for some great trial-size freebies and back to school deals (Thanks to Koupon Krazy Lady)

Woman’s Day: Free one-year subscription HERE

World Market: Not to keep mentioning it, but it seems that through 8/2 you can still get your FREE Reusable Tote (One per person, per day). They’ve been great on vacation!

Walmart: There is a Bushnell Weather Forecaster Radios on sale for $50, down from $99. Find one at your store (you may have to ask for it, but look in the hardware area, sporting goods, or near the fans & thermometers) and will get it FREE after this $50 mail-in rebate. (rebate limit of three, which means you can stock up for the holidays). Thanks Money Saving Madness!

Friday’s Freebies: July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to me today! Stay tuned for a post later celebrating some of the Freebies I’ll be taking advantage of on my birthday that you can sign up for too!


Barnes & Noble: Free tall beverage in their café with the purchase of any Grande Starbucks Vivanno Smoothie. Click HERE for your coupon.


Ben & Jerry’s: Every Monday through August, they’re offering Buy one get one Free
Sundae’s on MONDAY’s…just mention the promotion at the register.


Books from Birth: Free books for kids from birth – 5 (Middle TN). Click HERE for details.


Curves: Free Fitness Plan HERE


CVS PHOTO: Get 50 prints FREE when you register your CVS Extra Care Card HERE.


Dailies Contacts: Click HERE to get a FREE pair of Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Contact Lenses


Disney Store: Become a Super Sleuth in the Hunnypot Hunt! From 11am-3pm on Saturday, July 18th, kids can go to the Disney Store and receive a free activity sheet, mask and certificate.


Enfamil: Free Breastfeeding Support Kit HERE


Estee Lauder: Get a free 10-day supply of New Advanced Night Repair, no purchase necessary. One night only, Thursday, July 23, 5-9PM at Estee Lauder Counters across America.


Field & Stream: Complimentary One-Year subscription. Fill out the form HERE


Friday’s BOGO is back! Sign up for their “Give Me More Stripes” program and get a coupon good through July 31, 2009.


Goodnites: Get a FREE sample of Goodnites Boxers HERE


Kraft: Get the inside scoop on the latest Kraft products, be one of the first to try New Kraft Products. Click
HERE

Kraft Singles & Minor League Baseball: Bring your Kraft Singles wrapper to get a FREE ticket when you buy one. Click
HERE for details (valid through September 1, 2009)


McDonald’s: Free McCafe Mocha’s (sample size, iced or hot) any Monday through August 3rd (One per person, 7am-7pm).


Nabisco: Free Calendar of Savings ($55 worth!) HERE


Nature Made: Free Nature Made Triple Flex Softgels sample HERE


Nursery Water: Get a FREE Bag Tag from Nursery Water HERE (they’ll give out 100 per day while supplies last)


Parenting Magazine: Get a 2 year subscription to Parenting Magazine FREE (no strings attached) from ValueMags.com (they also have some other offer if you’re interested). Thanks to Sweeties Sweeps


Picture People: Free portrait package consisting of one 8×10, two 5×7’s and eight wallet sized portraits of the same image. (Limit one coupon per customer through 7/25/09)


Pottery Barn Kids:















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Baby Registry Workshop Every Tuesday @ 7pm


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Back-to-School Story Time 7/21 @ 11am


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Easy & Afforable Decorating Class – 8/1 @ 10am



Snapfish: Their new
price promise pledges to beat any competitor’s prices and will automatically search when you place your order and credit your account if you could have bought it cheaper elsewhere. I’m interested to see how this works.


Starbucks: Free pint of Starbucks Ice Cream by visiting Facebook HERE (sorry, not valid for TN residents L )


Tennis Magazine: Just in time before the US Open, get a FREE, One-Year Subscription to Tennis Magazine HERE


Wienerschnitzel: Fill fill out this form and look for your FREE Original Chili Dog welcome message in a few days.


Woman’s Day: Free one-year subscription HERE


World Market: It seems like they’re still giving away a FREE Reusable Tote throughout the week (One per person, per day). We’ve already gotten two of these and they are really nice!

Friday’s Freebies – Updated

Bare Minerals Makeup: Take this coupon to any Sephora store (located in most JCPenney stores) and you’ll get a free 10-day supply of Bare Escentuals Matte Foundation and a baby buki brush. In case your store is out of this product, the coupon states you can get a free custom sample of any product.

 Ben & Jerry’s: Every Monday through August, they’re offering Buy one get one Free Sundae’s on MONDAY’s…just mention the promotion at the register. Click here for more info. You can also click HERE to see if the Ben & Jerry’s “Flipped Out” event is coming to your area. If you crave some Ben & Jerry’s at home, it’s on sale at Harris Teeter this week for 2 for $6 and click HERE to get a $1/2 coupon.

CVS PHOTO: Get 60 prints for the price of 40 by clicking HERE and entering PROMO CODE 60FOR40

Denny’s: It’s not a freebie, but a pretty good deal anyway: Everyday Value Slam $3.99 through June.

Einstein Bros Bagels:Print a coupon here for a free lunch entree or salad at Einstein Bros Bagel when you buy a second lunch entree or salad. This coupon expires July 3, 2009.

Friday’s BOGO is back! Print this coupon good through July 5, 2009.

Jamba Juice: Through July 12, 2009, you can take this coupon into any Jamba Juice location and get a free smoothie when you buy another smoothie. Limit one coupon per visit.

Kiss My Face: Receive a free sample bottle of Kiss My Face© Aromatherapeutic Anti-Stress Shower/Bath gel HERE

Lowe’s Build & Grow workshop: Saturday, June 27 at 10am your kids can make a pirate ship for free at Lowe’s. But make sure to get there early – we’ve gone before and they’ve run out of kits (it’s no fun telling your kids you’re going to do a fun craft, get everyone there, and then have to turn around and go home!). Click HERE for details.

O’Charleys: NHL Draft Party on June 26 at 5:30pm. Register to win prizes (Nashville area)

Parenting Magazine: Get a 2 year subscription to Parenting Magazine FREE (no strings attached) from ValueMags.com (they also have some other offer if you’re interested). Thanks to Sweeties Sweeps

Pinkberry: Pinkberry is giving away a free small frozen yogurt on Friday, June 2, 2009 between 5-9 p.m. More details here.

Pottery Barn Kids: Free 4th of July Storytime and craft on June 30 from 11a-11:30a. Click HERE for details.

Precious Places DVD: I actually just got mine in the mail from the last time they offered it for free. Perfect for your little princess! Click HERE to fill out the form for the free DVD.

Redken: Click HERE to fill out a form and find out how to get a FREE sample of Redken Blonde Glam Shampoo or Conditioner.

Shoney’s: Shoney’s is offering a printable coupon for a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal.  The meal includes also includes a drink and dessert.  This offer expires July 15, 2009. Thanks to Kelly at Faithful Provisions.

Sweet Tomatoes: BOGO free adult meal – print coupon below

 

 

Valid until 6/30/09. 1 free adult meal with purchase of 1 regular price adult meal and 2 beverages. Not valid with other offers or on cookies, kids, to-go or chicken portions. WEB308. Expires 6/30/09.
 

 

 

Yoplait Whips: Click HERE to sign up for Betty Crocker’s email newsletter and receive at free sample of Yoplait Whips Yogurt, as well as recipes, coupons and more.

I also found this list of FREEBIES over at Sweeties Sweeps if you’re looking for more than I have here.

Kid Tip – Scripture Memorization

I realize this is a site devoted to saving money, but for those of you interested (since I know there are a lot of moms who visit!), I just wrote a new post on my family blog, The Cone Home, about how I memorize scripture and how I help my kids to learn Bible verses. Just thought I’d share it with you here too!