Sweet Sunday Sweeps Giveaway Linky 4/19

Giveaway linky
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Burt’s Bees Renewal Products Now at Walmart & the 28 Day Challenge #28DayFaceCleanse @BurtsBees

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Disclosure: **This is a sponsored post for DataRank and Burts Bees. While I was paid for this post, all opinions stated are my own.

I have always been a fan of Burt’s Bees products, and I am even more excited about them now since they have released the new line of Renewal Products and a 28 day challenge to go with them. They feature Apple Rejuvenating Complex and Hibiscus. These products are great for those of us who would rather not admit that our skin could use some refining and firming. But really, these products are meant to improve skin texture and reduce the look of deep wrinkles and improve firmness. If you aren’t familiar, there are several products available:

- Burt’s Bees Renewal Refining Cleanser
- Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Lotion
- Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Night Cream
- Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Serum
- Burt’s Bees Renewal Eye Cream

There is also a 28 day challenge, which I am excited to start on. I encourage you to join the challenge as you will not only be taking great care of your skin, but you can also win fabulous sweepstakes prizes.

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Before I could begin the challenge, I needed to pick up some of these products, so I headed over to Walmart to get them. It is always so much fun for me to check out the huge wall of Burt’s Bees items that they carry, but I was trying to specifically concentrate on the renewal products and it still took me a good 15 minutes to decide which ones to choose. I ended up with the Refining Cleanser and the Firming Lotion.

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I am really excited to try both of these, but I have to say that I was so happy to see that the firming lotion had SPF 30 in it. I am very reluctant to wear day lotion that doesn’t protect my skin from the sun. It also comes in a lovely glass bottle with a pump top.

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The Refining Cleanser is said to remove dirt, oil and make-up, gently exfoliate and improve skin texture. I am really excited to try this as I have been using another skin care system which isn’t quite as natural. I’ll be happy to replace it with this if it works well for me. And if it can somehow make me look younger, not that I consider myself old and wrinkly or anything, but I’ll take any anti-aging properties that it will give me.

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So here I am, ready to start this challenge. Can’t wait to see the results I get with these products.

Buy it: The Burt’s Bees Renewal Face Care product line is available at Walmart. Before you head out to the store, be sure to print out this coupon good for $3 off of one item.

Take the Challenge: Join me in taking the Burt’s Bees 28-day Face Cleanse. There’s nothing to lose and you might even win a prize! Follow along on social media with hastag #28DayFaceCleanse and @BurtsBees.

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Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids and Families this Weekend

Free Activities for Kids

If you are looking for inexpensive and free activities for kids and family activities, here is a huge list for you! Please keep in mind that it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

:: Free National Park Entrance

April 18-19th
opening weekend of National Park Week

Find out the list of participating parks (over 405 of them) right here.


:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During April, they include Grace’s Sweet Spring Break Event, Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids, Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Meal & Memories with Dad and Mom and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.


:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, April 18th at 11 AM

Story time featuring Aqualicious plus related activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.



:: Guitar Center

Saturday, April 18th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10:15 AM – Group Ukulele Class

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, April 18th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM – Organic Gardening

Sunday, April 12th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM – How to Install a Toilet

You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, April 18th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids make and take a Whirly Twirly Windmill Craft. Get more information here.

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:: Michael’s Kids Club

April 18th – 10 AM – 12 Noon

Kids can make and take a decorative Clothespin Bug Magnet. At just $2 per child, they get 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up. Sessions start every half hour from 10 AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up. Get more information here.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Kids

Saturday, April 18th at 10 AM

Junior Chef: Baking Bundts – kids will learn to prepare different flavors and sizes of Bundt cakes with three different glazes. The Jr. Chef’s class is suitable for kids ages 5-13.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Adults

Sunday, April 19th -contact your store for class time

Coffee Techniques Class: Be your own Barista and learn brewing methods and discuss various roasts and grinds that affect your finished drink. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.


:: Free Comic Book Day

May 2nd

Find participating stores here.

: Free Admission to National Public Gardens

May 8th

A favorite annual events just in time for Mother’s Day. Find Gardens Near You

:: Free Art Museum Day

May 18th

Many art museums will be offering free or discounted admission. Find our more information here.

:: Free Zoo Admission for Dads on Father’s Day

June 21st

Most zoos all across the USA offer free admission for Dad every Father’s Day. Contact your local zoo for details.

:: Amtrak Train Days

Kickoff is May 9th at Chicago Union Station

Community events happening all across the USA from May 9th through November. Get more information here.

:: Bass Pro Shops

Friday, Apr 24th from 6 PM – 8 PM and Saturday, April 25t from 12 PM – 5 PM

Instructional Demonstrations, Product Discussions and showing off Product Displays to help you to Gear Up for Your Escape!

Kids Archery Workshops ongoing through November 18th

Most Bass Pro Shops have the same workshops, but be sure and check your local store here before you head out.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, May 2nd from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids Learn How to Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame ~You can pre-register online here.

:: KOA Campgrounds Kids Camp FREE for Father’s Day Weekend

June 19th through June 21st

Kids camp free this weekend. Find the participating campgrounds right here.

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, May 9th at 10 AM

Kids make and take a Mother’s Day Planter. Register at the website here.

:: Michael’s Classes for Adults

Find out more information right here about creative classes happening all week long.

:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

:: Pottery Barn

May 10th at 10 AM

Botanical flower arranging. Get more information and RSVP here.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

April 21st at 11 AM

Decorate biodegradable flower pots and plant seeds for Earth Day. Call your local PBK store here for a reservation.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders in 2015 – 2016 School Year

Starting in September 2015, every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative. Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom for the info!

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Athleta Stores

Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Beauty Events in Stores

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Bowling for Kids all Summer

Kids Bowl for Free all summer at select bowling centers. Get two free games for each child, every day, all summer long. She rental is not included. Check to see what nearby bowling alleys are participating here.

:: Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Family Movies for $1 During the Summer

Participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists, & Edwards Theaters offer 9 weeks of family movies, rated G or PG, for just $1 on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 10 AM. You can see the schedule, starting dates and movies here on the Regal website.

:: Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Lululemon Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: Playground Finder

If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.

:: REI Running Classes

Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at REI.com.

:: Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club ,( free) and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays

Make memories and celebrate Haiku Poetry Day, Bicycle Day, Earth Day and more.See the full schedule here.

For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Thanks More with Less Today.

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112 Diapers FREE After Cashback (NEW TopCashback Members)

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If you are new to TopCashback and you need diapers, this is the perfect deal for you. New TopCashback members can get a big pack of Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra diapers through the Walmart site for $18.97. There are six sizes to choose from, to cater for newborn babies to toddlers weighing more than 35lbs: size 1, size 2, size 3, size 4, size 5 and size 6. By using Top Cashback to buy these, you will get $21 in cash back, making this deal better than free. Please note that while this offer is available to new members only, it is not limiting accounts to one per household, which means that your family can also have an account to get this deal. You can share your referral link with them as well as you will get $10 for each new member who gets this deal.

How to get this deal:

Go here to create a new TopCashback account. (my referral link)
Click the orange “Get Cashback” button which will direct you to the diapers on the Walmart site.
Add the diapers to your cart. Do not add anything else to your cart, or else it will ruin the deal.
Checkout. Choose free in store pickup.

After you are done, within 14 days the $21 will be in your account and turn payable and can be credited straight to your checking or PayPal account. Alternatively you could opt to be paid in an Amazon Gift Card, which with its 2.5% bonus on top would mean you’d get $22.05 instead of $21.

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Home Depot: Up to 74% Off Faucets & Showerheads

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If your bathroom fixtures could use some updating, check out this sale going on at Home Depot. They have a large selection marked down by as much as 74% off. Choose free in store pickup to avoid a shipping charge.

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Natural and Organic Product Coupons

Who says you can’t get healthy foods with coupons? Use these printable coupons combined with sales to get the best deals and eat healthy!

New Coupons:

Sweet Potatoes – 20% off Sweet Potatoes

Organicgirl –$2/1 Organicgirl Salad Dressing

So Delicious –$1/1 So Delicious Dairy Free Product

Newman’s Own –$0.75/1 Newman’s Own Salad Dressing

Newman’s Own –$1/1 Newman’s Own Frozen Pizza

Newman’s Own –$1/1 Newman’s Own Complete Skillet Meal

Liberte –$0.20/1 Liberté Méditerranée yogurt (Void in LA, NJ, ND, and NV)

McCormick Gourmet –$1/2 McCormick Gourmet Spice or Herb Bottles

Rhythm Superfoods –$1/1 Rhythm Superfoods product

Greenview Kitchen –$0.50/1 Greenview Kitchen Organic Pasta Sauce

Buen Sabor –$2.50/1 Buen Sabor Frozen Product

Saffron Road –$1/1 Saffron Road product

Bolthouse Farms –$0.50/1 Bolthouse Farms Beverage

Still Available:

Indian River – $1/1 Indian River Select Juice Products

Shamrock Farms Coupon – $.50/2 Shamrock Farms Products

Pure Organics – B1G1 Pure Bars

MorningStar Farms –$0.75/1 MorningStar Farms Veggie Foods Products

Horizon – B1G1 Horizon Snack Crackers, Sandwich Crackers or Snack Grahams

Chobani Simply 100 – $1/3 Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt

Chobani Greek Yogurt – $1/3 Chobani Greek Yogurt

Liberte – $0.20/1 Liberté Méditerranée yogurt (Void in LA, NJ, ND, and NV)

Sargento – $0.55/1 Sargento Sliced Natural Cheese

Spectrum –$2/1 Spectrum Organic Culinary Products

Horizon – $0.75/2 Horizon Mac and Cheese Products

Veri’s – $1/1 Veri’s Soda, 4 pk

Genisoy – $1/1 Genisoy Product

Hormel – $0.50/1 Hormel Natural Choice Deli Sandwich Meat, Chicken Strips, Chicken Sausage or Smoked Sausage Product

Kit’s Organic – $0.75/1 Kit’s Organic Fruit & Nut or Fruit & Seed Bar

Plum Organics – $1/1 Plum Organics Kids Soup

Truwhip – $2/1 Truwhip Natural Whipped Topping 10 oz (sign up for email, get $2 coupon)

Choice – $1/2 Choice Organic Teas

Ellyndale – $1/1 Ellyndale Foods Gourmet Oil (organic choices)

Hilary’s Eat Well – $0.75/1 Hilary’s Eat Well

PROBAR – $1/2 PROBAR Meal Bars

Barlean’s – $4/1 Barlean’s Omega Swirl or Omega Swirl To Go

Organic Valley Organic Fuel – B1G1 Organic Valley Organic Fuel Products

Plum Organics – $1/2 Plum Organics Products

ZonePerfect – $2/2 ZonePerfect 5-count Multipacks

Crunchmaster – $1.50/2 Crunchmaster crackers or chips

Planters – $1/1 PLANTERS NUT•rition product (7.5 – 18.75 oz)

Kidfresh – $1/1 any Kidfresh Frozen Product

Hilary’s Eat Well – $0.75/1 Hilary’s Eat Well Veggie Burgers or Bites

Sunbutter – $1/1 any Sunbutter

Madhava – $1/1 any Madhava Natural Sweetener

Bitsy’s Brainfood – $1/1 any Bitsy’s Brainfood product

Quinoa – $1/1 any Quinoa product

Horizon Mac & Cheese Coupon – B1G1 Horizon Mac & Cheese (gluten free options)

Dr. Cocoa – $4/1 Dr. Cocoa for Children

Mamma Chia – $1/2 Mamma Chia Beverages

KeVita – $1/1 KeVita Bottle, any

Peace Cereal – $1/1 Peace Cereal

Erewhon Cereal – $1/1 Erewhon Cereal

Pamela’s Products Coupon – $1/1 Pamela’s Products, 4 oz or larger (organic options)

Pamela’s Products Coupon – $0.50/1 Pamela’s Products, 4 oz or larger (organic options)

Buddy Fruits– Buy 1 Get 1 Free Buddy Fruits Product

Justin’s – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Peanut Butter Cup Product

Dominex – $1.50/1 Dominex All Natural Food from Eggplant

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Product – $1/1 Rudi’s Product Coupon

Pamela’s Products Coupon – $1/1 Pamela’s Products (organic options)

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Product – $1.25/1 Rudi’s Product Coupon

Barbara’s Coupon – $1.50/1 Barbara’s Cereal & Snacks

Thanks Renaissance Mama.

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An Intro to Blurb Photo Books & 20% OFF

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs’ Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig.

She wanted to compile her photos into a nice coffee table photo book, but she only wanted to print a handful of copies. The conundrum was that every publisher was quoting her hundreds of dollars for each book! She found this curious – and frustrating. So she asked herself, are there other people like me who want to affordably create their own high-quality book from their photos? The answer, of course, was yes, and it changed her life – and book publishing – forever.

In 2006, Eileen launched Blurb, a simple book-designing platform and a publishing process that could quickly produce beautifully made books at game-changing price.

Everyone from award-winning photographers, to couples wanting to commemorate the birth of their child started using Blurb – and they continue to do so today. Even after almost a decade, people are still blown away by Blurb’s user-friendliness, quality, and affordability. People trust Blurb to create every kind of book imaginable, including:

Blurb doesn’t just help people make books and magazines, they also help market them by providing publishers with their own dedicated sales page. Blurb’s dedicated sales pages allows authors to:

  • Make their book or magazine available to the public or by invitation-only
  • Write a compelling book description
  • Customize a preview of their book
  • Share their book with others on social media

Blurb also created their publishing platform to work seamlessly with Amazon and Apple iBooks Store so authors would have even more options for how they sell their books.

There are so many remarkable things to share about Blurb – too much for just one post! So keep an eye out for next week’s post because I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Blurb tools and tips — which, if you’re like me, will leave you thinking … “I didn’t know Blurb could do all that!”

Oh! And I almost forgot to mention that now through 4/28 you can get 20% off any book you create! Can’t wait to see what kind of book you create!

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Eddie Bauer: RipPac Traveler Packable Daypack $11.25 Shipped (was $30)

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Eddie Bauer has a great deal on this RipPac Traveler Packable Daypack. It’s on sale for $15, but use code APRIL to get 25% and free shipping, which will bring your total to $11.25. It’s available in 4 colors.

   200-denier ripstop polyester
    Two exterior zip pockets
    Four D-rings for attaching gear
    Two side mesh pockets
    Lightly padded shoulder straps
    Interior zip compartment and Velcro pocket
    20L / 1,220 CU. IN. / 18″H x 10″W x 9″D; Packed: 8.5″H x 7″W x 1.5″D

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