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2018 Entertainment Book Only $7 Shipped!

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For a limited time, you can score the 2018 Entertainment Book for only $7 + Free Shipping when you use promo code SECRET at checkout! The Entertainment Book is filled with money saving coupons and mobile coupon offers for restaurants, stores, coffee shops, entertainment and so much more! You will also receive access to digital coupon offers. The book could pay for itself after the first use!

Tip: If you plan on going vacation soon, why not purchase a book for the area that you are visiting help save on dining and entertainment?

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.

It’s Time to Have a Super Summer with the PJ Masks!

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Summer is finally here! It’s time to get outside and to be active with family and friends! It also means it is time to have super summer fun with the PJ Masks! As a PJ Masks Ambassador, I was recently sent some items for my son Brady to enjoy during this summer!

PJ Masks Miniature Golf Set- This golf set is so fun and Brady could not wait to open the package to play golf. This set includes: 2 clubs, 2 balls, 3 targets, 3 target holders, 1 hole with flag. I like that this set can be used for indoor and outdoor fun and you can create your very own miniature golf course!

PJ Masks Frisbee and Flying Disc- These are both so lightweight and perfect for those days you are at the beach or park. I know that both of my boys will enjoy these items and that we will get a lot of use of them this summer!

PJ Masks Zak Water Bottle– This 16oz. water bottle features Gekko, Catboy, and Owlette and keeps beverages cold. My son Brady loves having his own fun water bottle and I love that this allows him to get his water in each day especially when we are outside in the hot sun. 

PJ Masks Catboy Sunglasses– Catboy is one of Brady’s favorite PJ Masks characters, so he was thrilled to see these Catboy sunglasses in his package! These sunglasses are great for any PJ Masks fan!

And, don’t miss out on all of the fun this summer as the PJ Masks have fun-filled new shows, which begin rolling out on Friday, June 15 at 10:00a.m.These are part of the Disney Junior Channel’s “Fantastic FRIYAYS.”

Premiering Friday, June 15 at 10:00a.m.

“May the Best Power Win”: The PJ Masks are excited about their new powers, but Romeo creates an “All-in-One” belt for his Robot which can defeat all of their superhero abilities. Catboy, Owlette and Gekko will have to work together as a team and unify their powers to stop Romeo.

“Moonbreaker”Romeo’s Robot is digging on the moon to grab a giant Lunar Crystal. In order to stop him, the PJ Masks must trust Luna Girl and give her back her Lunar Magnet to heal the moon while they stop Romeo.

Premiering Friday, June 22 at 9:30a.m.

“The Race Up Mystery Mountain”: Catboy realizes being the best isn’t always the solution when he and the other PJ Masks must prevent Night Ninja from stealing a magical ring hidden atop the Mystery Mountain.

“The Mountain Prisoner”: Catboy, Gekko and Owlette have to get into the Mystery Mountain and find a magical ring to stop Night Ninja after he captures PJ Robot.

I hope that you and your little PJ Masks fans have a super summer filled with great memories and lots of laughs!

Touch-Free 13-Gallon Stainless Steel Trash Can ONLY $29.99 + Free Shipping!

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My favorite trash can is back! We have this in our kitchen and absolutely love it!

Through May 21 or while supplies last, Rakuten.com is offering the Touch-Free 13-Gallon Stainless Steel Trash Can on sale for $29.99 + Free Shipping with promo code FDW10 at checkout.

This 13-Gallon touch less trash can is a perfect trash container. With its intelligent capabilities and sophisticated design, this garbage can makes an ideal upgrade for any kitchen decor. With the equipped infrared technology, this kitchen bin helps keep cooking and dining areas clean and smelling fresh. 6″ above the infrared panel, the lid will open automatically Press the manual button OPEN on the control panel, the lid will open all the time, press CLOSE, then it will close.

The Best Things to Buy in June

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Summer is in full swing and many of us are planning where to go, what to do and how to keep the kids busy during these busy months. With that being said, it is also a great time to find bargains on many things.

Swimwear/Lingerie– Most stores are offering great deals on swimwear for the entire family. I have discounts as much as 50% off.  Don’t forget to check warehouse clubs like Sam’s Club for swimwear deals. I recently purchased my son Drew a pair of Nautica swim trunks for $12.97 at our local Sam’s Club. While shopping, I also noticed adorable women’s 2 piece swim sets for under $30. I have also noted that many stores are offering promotional offers on lingerie right now so it may be a great time to replenish if you need to do so!

Father’s Day Sales– Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, you may be able to find some great deals on items for dad. Check stores like Harbor Freight, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lowe’s and The Home Depot. I often find that there are great bargains on items like tools and sporting equipment around this time of the year as most stores are trying to market around dads. I would especially be on the lookout for gift card with purchase promotional offers. Don’t forget about restaurant deals. Many restaurants will offer discounts or even freebies for Father’s Day so don’t forget to ask.

Dishes– June seems to be a popular month for weddings and retailers are competing for your gift budget. Prices will be slashed on many dishes and dinnerware items, so if you need to replace items this is a great month to do so! I have seen some great deals including gift card with purchase options so be on the lookout at your favorite department stores!

Semi Annual Sales– June is also a great month for semi-annual sales at stores like Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works. Many products are marked down as much as 75% off! I purchased hands soaps for $1.75 this week at Bath and Body Works so it definitely pays to stock up at these prices! I also like to buy items at the semi-annual sales for birthdays and the holidays. This is a great way for me to keep my gift closet stocked without breaking the bank.

Gym Memberships– Believe it or not, June is one of the best months of the year to buy a gym membership! The weather is at its peak so most people are enjoying the outdoors for exercise. With that being said, gyms want your business so they are offering incentives to get you inside their doors! In fact, you may even be able to negotiate a deal to your favorite gym! It doesn’t hurt to ask. I recently scored a great deal to my local YMCA. If you joined during the month of May, they were waiving the $100 Family Join Fee. That is a huge savings for my family of 4! I went ahead and joined during that time as I know that the boys and I will get so much use out of our local YMCA this summer!

How to Build a Dedicated Seminar or Conference Room in Your Building

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The task of organizing a seminar or a conference embodies a plethora of tasks and responsibilities. In such situations, you can avoid the extra headache of looking for the ideal venue to host the event by simply developing one such room in your own building. You can also develop a conference room with interior stonewall panels to let other businesses and companies use it for rent.

A conference or seminar can be a great source of income as businesses often hold meetings and seminar through the year. This will ensure that you are able to make a steady income through the year.

Conference rooms for home and office

Regardless of whether you work from a home office or an office building, you can easily build a conference room. Conference rooms are not limited to large corporate buildings. You can also build one with nautical theme decor in your home to hold meetings and entertain your clients, customers, trainees, etc. All you need is a room of adequate size, proper equipment and machinery, the requisite furniture and a few other minor items. This will ensure that you can hold all your meetings, conferences and seminars without any disturbances.

Important aspects to consider

There are a few critical aspects that must be considered when setting up a seminar or conference room. Some of them have been described here.

  • Accessibility

Conferences and seminars usually have people coming from different places. Hence, it is important to make the place easily accessible to all the attending people. The most preferred location is within the vicinity of major airports or even within driving distance of one. This allows people to get to and from the location easily, allowing the attendees to avoid spending a whole lot of time in transportation.

  • Space of the Room(s)

A seminar or conference room must accommodate a large number of people. Hence, it is necessary to have a spacious room for the purpose. You cannot have meetings and conferences in a room that has very little space to accommodate all attendees comfortably or offers minimal movement. You can make the room very attractive by using the best architectural decorative panels, but it will not serve the purpose if there is a shortage of space for the comfortable accommodation of all the people attending the event.

You must also ensure that the main conference hall comes with a few accompanying side rooms. This allows the attendees to break out from the main event and discuss things in private should the need arise. After all, you cannot host a conference and have people discussing important matters among themselves in the open. You must offer them private settings should they have the need for the same.

  • Quality and Comfortable Furniture and Seating Arrangements

Two standard furniture items that every conference room needs are a big conference table and chairs to seat the attendees. Apart from them, you may also need

  • separate small tables to keep all important accessories to be used during the meetings
  • small cupboards to hold all important documents, files and paperwork
  • moveable tables to transport important accessories around the room

Moreover, you must also ensure that the seating arrangements are not only comfortable but also spacious and of supreme quality. Getting ergonomic chairs can certainly prove to be ideal for the purpose. Another idea that you can use is to transform the walls of the room into storage areas through the use of architectural paneling. This will not only help you with the storage of important items for meetings and conferences but also improve the space of the room.

  • Important Conference Room Equipments

There is a lot of technological equipment that is highly important and necessary for holding meetings and conferences without any disturbances. Some of them include:

  • A large white screen and projector to display presentations and images concerning the topics being discussed
  • Surround sound system to play the sounds associated with the meetings
  • Microphones for all speakers in the conference or seminars
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi and internet access for every attendee
  • Telephone connectivity within the building as well as the outside world
  • Individual electricity sockets for all delegates should they need to use them for any purpose
  • Computer systems for each attendee based on the requirement

There is some other technical equipment necessary, but the ones mentioned above are the most important ones. You must also ensure that you have them available for any rooms that are connected and associated with the main conference halls so that delegates can utilize the facilities even when they discuss matters in private.

  • Discretion and Exclusivity

Conferences and meetings often discuss important matters and topics that must be held behind closed doors. Hence, it is important to avoid the matters being discussed being leaked outside the room as much as it is important to prevent outside noises from entering the rooms. One of the best ways to ensure this is by using acoustical ceiling panels and acoustic paneling along the walls to prevent noise leakages. Such cheap acoustic panels will prevent noise from one side of the wall to traverse to the other side, thus keeping the matters being discussed within the conference room safe from unwanted disclosure.

Another fine benefit of using urban architectural panels along the walls of conference rooms is the fact that it offers an attractive appearance to the rooms. After all, conferences and business meetings can often become very boring and tedious, more so when the topics being discussed are uninteresting or the hours are long. Using translucent stone panels or shell mosaic wall tiles will ensure that the room looks beautiful and gives the attendees the mental refreshment and energizes them whenever they look at it.

Apart from these critical aspects discussed here, there are a few others that you must also consider such as the catering of quality food and refreshments and various others. This will ensure that your conference or seminar room is a success and can host the biggest of gatherings without many obstacles.

Cascade Complete ActionPacs 78 Count Only $13.64 Shipped!

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This is such a great stock up deal! I personally buy my Cascade ActionPacs from Amazon and I love that I never have to leave my house! I am down to my last few of these so I am placing my order today! Currently, Amazon is offering Cascade Complete ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent, 78 Count for ONLY $13.64 Shipped when you clip the $2 digital coupon and choose the Subscribe and Save option.

NOTE: When you sign up for Subscribe and Save, you are under NO obligation at all and you can cancel at any time. To cancel or modify your Subscribe and Save items, just click on “my account” and then “subscriptions” and then you can cancel and/or modify anything you want.

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Huge List of Birthday Freebies!

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Do you have a birthday in the near future? Be sure to check out this long list of birthday freebies and share them with your friends and family! Keep in mind that it can sometimes take several weeks for these to update in your account. If you have a birthday coming up, I suggest signing up now!

RESTAURANT FREEBIES:

Baskin Robbins– Join the Birthday Club to receive Free ice cream on your birthday!

Caribou Coffee– Join the Caribou Perks program and after your first visit receive a Free medium drink. On your birthday you will also receive a Free drink offer!

Coldstone Creamery– Sign up for the Birthday Club and you will receive a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coldstone Creations on your birthday.

PDQ– Join the PDQ Fan Club and they will email you a coupon for a Free combo meal on your birthday.

Dairy Queen– Join the Fan Club for a BOGO blizzard coupon on your birthday.

Krispy Kreme– Join the Friends of Krispy Kreme and you will receive a Free doughnut on your birthday.

Orange Julius– Join the Julius League and you will receive a BOGO coupon on your birthday.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza– Join Uncle Maddio’s Rewards for a Free offer on your birthday.

The Melting Pot– Join Club Fondue for Free birthday vouchers and more.

Cici’s Pizza– Join the My Cici’s Loyalty Program to receive special offers via the app. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free 1-topping pizza to go.

BJ’s Restaurant– Sign up for the Premiere Rewards Program and you will receive a Free Pizookie on your birthday.

Chili’s– Join My Chili’s Rewards to receive special offers and a Free dessert on your birthday.

Applebee’s– Join the eClub and you will be sent a coupon for BOGO entree on your birthday.

Ruby Tuesday– Sign up for the So Connected Club and receive a Free appetizer. On your birthday, choose from a Free burger or Garden Bar entree.

Marble Slab– Sign up for Slab Happy Rewards and you will receive a $5 coupon on your birthday.

Menchie’s– Join the My Smileage program and receive 25 smiles just for joining. Earn $5.00 in Menchie’s Money (reward dollars) with every 50 Smiles you earn. Menchie’s Money is added to your mySmileage account. On your birthday you will receive a $5 Menchie’s coupon. 

California Pizza Kitchen– Download the Dough Rewards app to receive offers throughout the year and on your birthday.

Sweet Tomatoes– Join Club Veg and you will receive a Free meal on your birthday.

bd’s Mongolian Grill– Join Club Mongo and you will receive a Free meal on your birthday.

IHOP– Join the Pancake Revolution and receive a Free meal when you sign up and on your birthday.

Pollo Tropical– Join the Pollo Rewards program and receive special offers throughout the year and on your birthday.

Newk’s Eatery– Join the Roundtable Club and receive a coupon for a Free entree on your birthday.

Rita’s– Join the Rita’s Birthday Club to receive a Free treat on your birthday.

Smashburger– Join the Smashclub for a Free side or shake with any purchase on your birthday.

On the Border Join Club Cantina to receive Free queso or sopapillas. On your birthday you will receive Free queso.

Denny’s– Join Denny’s Rewards and receive a coupon for a Free Grand Slam on your birthday.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels– Download the Auntie Anne’s app and your coupon for a Free pretzel will be available via your mobile app on your birthday.

Red Lobster– Join My Red Lobster Rewards to receive tasty rewards and delicious offer on your birthday.

Sbarro– Join the Slice Society and receive a Free XL NY Pizza slice with drink purchase and a freebie on your birthday.

P.F. Chang’s– Join P.F. Chang’s Rewards for delicious offers and a tasty treat on your birthday.

Spaghetti Warehouse– Join the Warehouse Club and receive a Free appetizer. On your birthday, you will receive a Free meal.

TGIFriday’s– Join the Friday’s Rewards Club for delicious rewards and a yummy offer on your birthday.

Zaxby’s– Join the Zaxby’s Mail Club to receive a Free Sandwich meal just when you sign up. For your birthday, you will receive a Free nibbler.

Yogurt Mountain– Join the YOMO Club for Free yogurt on your birthday.

Sprinkles Cupcakes-Sign up for Sprinkles Perks to receive a Free cupcake on your birthday.

Starbucks– Join Starbucks Rewards and register a Card to receive a Free handcrafted beverage or food item on your birthday.

The Melting Pot– Join Club Fondue for a Free box of Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a treat for your birthday

Noodles & Company– Join Noodlegrams for a special birthday surprise.

Dunkin’ Donuts– Sign up for the DD Perks Rewards program. You will receive a Free Beverage when you enroll in the program, and another Free Beverage on your birthday.

Red Robin– Join the Red Robin eClub to receive rewards throughout the entire year, plus a Free Burger on your birthday.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria– Join the Grimaldi’s VIP Email club and receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase. Then, on your birthday, you will receive a coupon for a Free Large Pizza! (up to $19 value)

Nothing Bundt Cakes– Join the eClub to receive a Free Bundlet on your birthday.

Sonny’s BBQ– Join the ‘Q Crew and you will receive a coupon for a Free Big Meal Combo on your birthday.

Moe’s- Join Moe’s eWorld to receive special offers during the year and a coupon for a Free Entree on your birthday.

Jason’s Deli– Sign up for email updated to receive special offers throughout the entire year. On your birthday, you will be emailed a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Olive Garden– Join the eClub for a Free dessert on your birthday.

Panera Bread– Join My Panera Rewards for a Free treat during your birthday.

Firehouse Subs- Sign up for the Firehouse Rewards program for a Free Medium Sub on your birthday.

Jersey Mike’s Subs– Join the Email club for special offers and promotions during the year. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free Sub and Drink.

First Watch Daytime Cafe– Join the Sun eClub and receive a Buy 1 Get 1 Free entree coupon. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free entree.

STORE FREEBIES: 

Torrid– Become a Torrid Insider and receive exclusive rewards. On your birthday, you will receive a $10 off $10 purchase coupon.

Charming Charlie-Sign up for the Charm Club and receive a $5 Reward on your birthday. Plus, when you join, you will be signed up for special offers and promotions throughout the entire year. They send some Awesome coupons in the mail.

Kohl’s Yes2YouRewards– Join and receive 1 point for every dollar that you spend. When you reach 100 points you will receive a $5 Reward to spend on any purchase. You will also receive a $5 Reward on your Birthday.

Urban Decay– Sign up for the Beauty Junkies Club and you will receive a Free surprise on your birthday.

Finish Line– Sign up for the Winner’s Circle and you will receive a coupon for $15 off your purchase.

Sephora– Become a Sephora Beauty Insider and receive a Free product on your birthday.

Express– Join Express Next Rewards for special offers. On your birthday, receive a $10 coupon.

Off Broadway Shoes– Sign up for OB Rewards. You will receive $15 Rewards for every $200 that you spend as well as other savings and discounts throughout the entire year. On your birthday you will receive a reward for $10 off your purchase.

Benefit Cosmetics– Create an account (be sure to go back in and add your birthday) and you should receive a Free Brow Arch on your birthday.

Cost Plus World Market– Join the World Explorer Program and you will receive 10% off just for joining. On your birthday, you will receive a special reward!

IKEA Family– Sign up for the IKEA Family program and you will receive a coupon for a Free Birthday Meal and Dessert and a coupon for $15 off your purchase.

Rue 21– Sign up for Rue 21 emails. On your birthday they will send you a coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase.

Hot Topic– Sign up for the Guest List and you will receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Torrid– Become a Torrid Insider and receive exclusive rewards. On your birthday, you will receive a $10 off $10 purchase coupon.

CVS Beauty Club– Sign up to receive $5 in ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 spent on qualifying beauty purchases. On your birthday you will receive $3 ExtraBucks rewards.

Ulta– Join the Ultamate Rewards program and receive points for every purchase. Receive a Free gift on your birthday.

Kiehl’s – Join the Kiehl’s Rewards program and you will receive a nice birthday freebie offer.

bareMinerals– Join the fab Friends and Benefits Club and you will receive a nice freebie on your birthday.

DSW Rewards– Sign up for Special offers and start earning points on every DSW purchase. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Intex Explorer 2-Person Inflatable Boat Only $9.99! (reg. $24.99)

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My boys would love this! Amazon is offering the Intex Explorer 2-Person Inflatable Boat for only $9.99! (reg. $24.99)

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Intex Cozy Kidz Inflatable Airbed and Pillow Only $14.51! (reg. $39.99)

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These are back if you previously missed out!

These would be so nice to have on hand for sleepovers or for traveling this summer ! Amazon is offering the Intex Cozy Kidz Inflatable Airbed with Pillow for only $14.51! (reg. $39.99)

  • Waterproof flocked top
  • Assorted bright fun colors
  • Soft flocking for extra comfort
  • 34 1/2″ x 62″ x 7″ (88cm x 157cm x 18cm)
  • Includes inflatable flocked pillow and repair patch
  • Not for use by children under 15 months

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Be Your Best You With $60 in Savings at Publix + Cream Cheese Chicken Pocket Recipe Featuring Tyson® Chicken and Arla® Cream Cheese

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Best You Available at Publix. The opinions and text are mine.

As the mom of two very busy school-aged boys, I am always on the lookout for ways to simplify my life and to make it the best that it can be. Whether it be time management, meal-planning or even weekly routines, it is important to have a game plan so that I am able to be the best wife and mother that I can be.

One of the most important ways that I can simplify my life, and to let it be the best that it can be is by preparation. I especially love to prepare in the area of meal-planning. There are many nights that we have sports practices or other school activities, so I love to have my meals planned the week before if at all possible.

My local Publix is going to help me in the area of preparation with their BEST YOU sale that begins May 26. During this sale, you can save $60 on all sorts of products to help you with everyday life. I love to save money on the products that I use, don’t you? Be sure to check out all of the coupons at www.GetTheSavings.com/BestYou so that you can see what items to stock up on at your local Publix! I plan on using the following coupons towards ingredients to make my Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets for a quick and easy dinner!

  • $1.00 off Any One (1) Tyson® Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips 12 oz.
  • $1.50 off Any One (1) Arla® Cream Cheese 7 oz. Tub or 6.2 oz. Squeeze Tube

Would you like a quick and easy dinner idea to have on hand that is sure to make you the BEST wife and mom on the block? My Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets featuring Tyson Chicken and Arla Cream Cheese will be a hit with your entire family! Tyson Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips are so versatile and they allow you to prepare a meal in just minutes since they are already fully cooked! Arla Cream Cheese is my favorite cream cheese as it is creamy, delicious and made with natural ingredients. Combine these 2 products together in my Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets and you have one tasty dish!

Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets

Ingredients:

1 bag Tyson Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, 12 oz. shredded

1 7oz. tub Arla Cream Cheese removed from package and softened in the microwave

2 8-count packages of crescent rolls

2 cups breadcrumbs

1 stick butter, melted

salt/pepper to taste

¼ tsp. garlic powder

¼ tsp. onion powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place shredded chicken and softened cream cheese in a bowl.

Add in seasonings and mix until combined.

Unroll the crescent dough. Use 2 squares of dough to form your pocket. Place the chicken mixture inside the dough and fold over to form a “pocket”.

Dip the chicken pockets in the melted butter then into the breadcrumb mixture.

Place the pockets in a baking dish and bake until golden brown.

Serve with your favorite vegetable or salad and enjoy! My guys love this dish and ask for it quite frequently!

I love shopping at Publix and appreciate that the products they sell allows me to be my BEST ME! How will you be the best you and what coupons will you be using to stock up on your family’s favorite products? Be sure to let me know!