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5 FREE Mrs. Meyer’s/Grove Collaborative Products with ANY $20 Purchase!

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I am so excited to share with you an amazing deal available on Grove Collaborative for Mrs. Meyers products! If you like Mrs. Meyer’s products, do not miss out on your chance to stock up with this amazing deal!  Grove Collaborative is a company that offers organic and natural products at great prices. By using Grove and taking advantage of deals like this, I have been able to stock up! If you have not yet ordered from Grove, NOW is the time to do so!

Grove is offering their new customers who make a $20 purchase the following 5 products for FREE +  Free Shipping and a VIP Trial!  
🌟Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap
🌟Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap
🌟Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Spray
🌟Grove Collaborative Spray Hand Sanitizer
🌟Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges 

I went ahead and created a scenario for you below utilizing the $20 purchase and Free products so that you can see exactly what an awesome deal this is! You don’t have to do this exact scenario, but this is a little over $20 in products including the 5 Free products mentioned above.

Each of these items are ONLY $2.13 each shipped right to your door!

5 Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soaps  $15.56 (1 bottle is Free)

2 Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Sprays $3.89 (1 bottle is Free)

2 Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soaps  $3.89 (1 bottle is Free)

1 package of Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubbers FREE

1 bottle of Grove Collaborative Hand Sanitizing Spray FREE

Total for all 11 items is just $23.44! That makes each item ONLY $2.13 which is a crazy good deal! This is the time to stock up!

If your order is $39 or more you will receive the caddy for FREE with it!

Existing Grove customers will receive Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges with their order AND anyone who spends $39 will be receiving a Grove cleaning caddy! The caddy we all know and love will be added free of charge in anyone’s cart if they spend $39 or more! This is the time to stock up! As you can see from my photos, I was able to stock up on some products for my new home and I am so excited that they had the Pumpkin scent in stock for fall! (FYI- if you want the Pumpkin scent, you will have to type pumpkin in the search bar. For some reason that was the only way that it came up for me) 

Canceling your monthly auto-shipments is super easy and you can do that after your initial order. 

I am not sure how long this offer will last so GO HERE if interested!

Explore Sea Adventures at Westfield Countryside Mall Through August 26th + Enter to Win $100 AMEX Gift Card!

Disclaimer: In partnership with Westfield Shopping Centers I was provided with a $100 gift card for myself as well as a $100 gift card to give away to one reader. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

The summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean the fun is! Through August 26th, Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater is hosting an EPIC event filled with pirates, mermaids and treasures OH MY! Sea Adventures is a three-week Westfield Event featuring pirate, mermaid, and sea life activities on Friday's and Saturday's. This fun event has something that your entire family is sure to love! Brady and I had the opportunity to check out Sea Adventures this past Saturday and we had a blast!

On this particular Saturday, Brady and I had a chance to meet and pet animals from HorsePower for Kids, (how cute are those animals?) learn about Dolphins from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (did you know that there are over 120 varieties of dolphins?), meet Phinley, the Mascot of the Clearwater Threshers, see live sculpture paintings, meet a real live mermaid, (how cute is Brady with the mermaid?) enjoy balloon making and more! To see what activities will be going on for the remainder of the week and this weekend, you can see all of the event details and times of the Sea Adventures event HERE.

In addition to these activities, Sea Adventures includes movie nights on Friday evenings. This Friday August 24th, there will be a double feature! From 5PM - 8PM, you and your family can enjoy Dolphin Tale (2011) and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014). Complimentary popcorn, and refreshments will be provided while supplies last. Feel free to bring towels and beach chairs to sit on the shore during the movies! This event is first come, first serve. Tickets are not required for entry but, it helps for planning purposes.  You can see more details of Sea Adventures-Movie Nights HERE.

While you are at the mall, be sure to take advantage of this amazing offer if you need to do some shopping for yourself or for the family! Through August 26, you will receive a $25 Westfield Gift Card when you spend $200 or more! Now that is one sweet deal! *Limit (1) one per person per day. Limit one per receipt. Same day receipts only. Redeem receipts only during center normal operating hours. While supplies last. Other restrictions may apply. Valid only for purchases made on August 10 – August 26. Guest must present receipts to Concierge or Management office to redeem reward.

To sweeten the deal, I am giving away one lucky person a $100 AMEX Westfield gift card here on My Sweet Savings! To enter the giveaway, please follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form link below.

I will choose a winner at random via email. (Giveaway open to all US residents 18 years of age and older) The winner has 48 hours to respond, after that an alternate will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone!

Trident Gum Ibotta Offer at Walmart + GIVEAWAY!

This post was sponsored by Trident Gum as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Are you ready to save some money? With school just around the corner for many of us, I know that we could all use some extra cash in our wallets! One of my favorite places to save money is Walmart. I can always count on Walmart to have low prices and their low price guarantee can’t be beat! One of the best ways to save money at Walmart is by using the Ibotta app. This is a Free app that you can download on your smartphone. You will score money back just for shopping!

Trident Sugar Free Gum $1 Ibotta Offer:

I was so excited to see that there is an Ibotta offer right now at Walmart for my family’s favorite Trident Sugar Free 8 packs of gum! We love this gum because the flavor lasts longer and the 8 packs are the perfect size to keep in the console of the car, the kids backpacks, my purse and even in the kitchen drawer.

When you are at Walmart picking up school supplies for the kiddos, be sure to head over to the candy aisle! With my Ibotta app, I was able to earn $1 cash back on Trident Sugar Free Gum! This offer was good on all of my favorite varieties as well!

  • Trident Sugar Free Gum Spearmint
  • Trident Sugar Free Gum Tropical Twist
  • Trident Sugar Free Gum Original

I love that I can earn money back on the things that my family and I love and use! And, to sweeten the deal, right now you can enter to win one of SEVEN Walmart gift cards!

  • Six (6) $50 Walmart Gift Cards & One (1) $200 Walmart Gift Card (Grand Prize)
  • August 8th– August 24th, 2018

Here’s how to enter:

I-C will randomly select 7 winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the 7 winning prizes.
Trident at Walmart Sweepstakes

Good Luck Everyone!

10 Amazing Uses for Bananas

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Do you have some extra bananas in the kitchen that are over-ripe? We all love to eat bananas, but here are some other ways to enjoy the delicious fruit!

  1. Ice Cream– cut up bananas into even sized pieces and place in an airtight container. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Place the pieces into a blender and blend away until you have ice cream!  It will take some time so be patient!  See my favorite recipe HERE.
  2. Body Scrub– mash a ripe banana with 3 tablespoons of sugar to create a natural scrub for your body! You can also add some essential oils if you prefer to give it a nice aroma. If you place on the face, I would keep it away from the eye area.
  3. First Aid– Did you know that the banana peel has anti inflammatory properties? This means that they are great for things like bug bites, scrapes and even sunburn. Just place the banana peel on the affected area, much like you would a cold compress. Cool, huh?
  4. Hair Mask– If you are like me, the summer can do a number on my hair. Did you know that you can use bananas as hair mask? To make a hair mask, you will need several very ripe bananas. (it will depend on the length of your hair) Mash the bananas up and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Massage the mixture through your hair and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Follow up with your favorite shampoo and conditioner.
  5. Teeth Whitener– Some people say that the magnesium and potassium in ripe banana peels can help to whiten teeth. I have never tried this, but you simply rub the inside of the peel on your teeth for several minutes. After about 10 minutes you will brush your teeth as normal.
  6. Natural Sleep Aid– Bananas are filled with potassium and magnesium. Since these are natural muscle relaxers, many people think that if you eat a banana an hour or so before bedtime that it can help you sleep better! Try it and let me know what you think! 
  7. Oily Skin Mask– If you have oily skin, try mixing one ripe mashed banana with 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Place on your face and let stand for a few minutes before rinsing off. The acid in the lemon juice mixed with the should help with the oils in your skin.
  8. Splinter Remover– Who would have thought that a banana could help to remove a splinter? Tape a piece of banana over the area that has the splinter and leave on for several minutes. The enzymes in the banana peel will help to draw out the splinter.
  9. Bug Bite Relief– Massage a banana peel on bug bites to get instant relief from itching, pain and swelling.
  10. Shoe Polish– Forget expensive shoe polish! Take a banana peel and rub your shoe with the inside of the banana peel. Voila! You should only need to buff the shoes with a soft cloth. Bananas are full of natural oils which soak into your shoes much like a store bought shoe polish.

Do you have an amazing use for bananas that I did not mention? Be sure to leave me a comment in the reply section above! I would love to hear your thoughts as well!

Crayola Thank A Teacher #CrayolaThanks

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Crayola Thank A Teacher Campaign

Crayola wants to give back to some of the most important people in our children’s lives…..their teachers! Earlier this year in honor or Teacher Appreciation Day on May 8, 2018, Crayola announced their “Thank A Teacher” Campaign. This amazing initiative allows your children to create and upload a teacher thank you note right on the Crayola website! If you post your photo to Instagram or Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #CrayolaThanks so that Crayola can easily find your photo. And, Crayola has their own gallery where you can search and find thank you notes by school or teacher. I just love this idea and what a fun way to give back! Many of you may not know this, but my degree is in education, so as an educator myself, I find this such a rewarding way to give back!

Crayola Thank A Teacher Contest

In addition, through August 25, 2018 Crayola is having an amazing contest for those that thank a teacher. 

Ten grand prize packs will be awarded, inclusive of:
  • $10,000 classroom makeover for the teacher
  • One year supply of Crayola products for the school
  • $1,000 scholarship for the student
  • $1,000 gift card for both the teacher and school 
  • Free CreatEd seminar for the school

In addition to the grand prizes, one lucky entrant will have his or her thank you note featured on a special pack of Crayola crayons this holiday. In addition, a weekly sweepstakes will run concurrently with the contest, offering entrants a chance to win $500 gift cards for themselves and their teachers. The contest and sweepstakes will run through August 25, 2018.

Crayola Thank A Teacher Product Line

Just in time for back to school, Crayola recently came out with a line of supplies geared for giving back to our teachers! Be on the lookout for these products when you are shopping for back to school supplies!

To find out more about the Crayola Thank A Teacher Campaign, you can GO HERE.

Prego® Cooking Sauces-Your Family’s New Favorite Pasta Optional Meal!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Prego®. The opinions and text are all mine.

We all lead super busy lives these days. We have demanding jobs, the kids are involved in sports and extracurricular activities, and the list goes on and on. The last thing that many of us have on our minds each morning is what we will be making for dinner that night. You are sure to put a big smile on your family’s face when you bring home a new family favorite with Prego® Cooking Sauces!

There’s no reason to wait for pasta night to bring everyone around a delicious Prego® family meal. All you need is chicken, 20 minutes, and Prego Cooking Sauce to create your family’s new favorite meal. The best part about Prego Cooking Sauces? They are pasta optional! We can enjoy “pasta night” more often without having to serve pasta – “just add chicken”.

Prego Cooking Sauces are available in three delicious varieties at your local Publix. Choose from Creamy Lemon Parmesan, Creamy Marsala, and Tomato & Fresh Ricotta. You are sure to be the hero of the dinner table when you stock up your pantry with these delectable Prego Cooking Sauces with the BOGO sale now through 8/3/2018. Head on over to Publix.com where you can check out all of the details!

My family and I enjoy lemon and Parmesan, so we were excited to try the Creamy Lemon Parmesan Prego Cooking Sauce that I picked up at my local Publix. Every bite was packed full of cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic and lemon. So delicious!

Using the Prego Cooking Sauce couldn’t be easier and did I mention that it is ready in just 20 minutes? I browned 1lb. chicken with 1tbs. of olive oil in a non-stick skillet until it was browned on both sides then added the 15oz. jar of Creamy Lemon Parmesan Prego Cooking Sauce. I simmered for 20 minutes, and voilà, dinner was ready! While the chicken was simmering, I roasted some asparagus with lemon zest and shallots in the oven at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Asparagus makes the perfect compliment to lemon and Parmesan and it was definitely a hit with my guys paired with the Creamy Lemon Parmesan Prego Cooking Sauce!

No matter which variety of Prego Cooking Sauce that you choose, you are sure to have a new family favorite pasta optional meal!

Valpak Community Coffee Coupon at Walmart + Giveaway! #CommCoffeeAtWalmart

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you will know that I LOVE coffee. My day usually begins with a cup of hot coffee, then in the afternoon I will have a yummy iced coffee. Whether in my house, or on the go, you can be sure that I will always have a cup of of coffee in my hand!

My husband and I are pretty picky about the brands of coffee that we drink, and let me tell you, we have tried them all! One of our favorites brands is Community Coffee. When it comes to boldness of coffee, we generally gravitate toward the medium varieties. Our favorite Community Coffee variety is their Breakfast Blend. It is an aromatic, medium roast that make the perfect cup of coffee any time of the day! It is smooth, bright and has just the right amount of boldness in each cup! If you are someone who prefers a medium roast coffee, then you will love this one! I also appreciate that Community Coffee offers both bagged and boxed varieties. This is a huge plus for me since I am such an avid coffee drinker and own both types of coffee machines! 

Savings for Community Coffee in your Valpak Envelope

I don’t know what could be better than a good cup of coffee, but how about if you could score some sweet savings on it? Now that is one sweet deal!

Right now when you open your Valpak envelopes you can find a coupon for $1.50 off any one bag or single serve box of Community Coffee redeemable at Walmart stores! 

And, to sweeten the deal, you could win a Walmart gift card! Just think of all the delicious Community Coffee that you could buy!

Giveaway Details:

  • Monday, July 23rd at 12:00 AM ET to Friday, July 27th at 11:59 PM ET.
  • Ten (10) winners will receive a $50 gift card from Walmart.
  • Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Walmart page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page.
  • Winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (7/30) via the email address they used to enter.
  • See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.

Good Luck Everyone! I hope that you will enjoy a delicious cup of Community Coffee today!

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Trifles with Miss Jones Baking Co.

Disclosure: As a brand ambassador, I received products to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I was recently given the wonderful opportunity to become a Baker Babe Brand Ambassador with Miss Jones Baking Co. This awesome company based in San Francisco, California offers homemade-tasting organic cake, brownie and cookie mixes and frostings. Everything that they make features simple, non-GMO ingredients, no hydrogenated oils or trans fats, no artificial flavors or colors. 

As a brand ambassador, I was sent several products so that I could create some amazing goodies and share them with you all! I wanted to think out of the box with these delicious products and thought that a trifle would be a great dessert for summertime! For my Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Trifles, I used Miss Jones Baking Co. Fudgy Brownie Baking Mix and the Miss Jones Chocolate Frosting Made with Coconut Oil. With a few extra additions, I ended up with the most delicious and decadent dessert that you could ever sink your teeth into!

Ingredients:

1 box Miss Jones Baking Co. Fudgy Brownie Baking Mix

1 tub Miss Jones Chocolate Frosting Made with Coconut Oil

2 eggs

2T. water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 8oz. brick softened cream cheese

1 pint of raspberries

Mason Jars trifles

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the brownie mix, eggs, oil and water. Grease a 8×8 baking pan and pour batter in pan. Bake for 33-37 minutes or until center is set with a toothpick. Take out of oven and set aside to cool.

While brownies are cooling, take the tub of Miss Jones Chocolate Frosting and place inside a large mixing bowl with the brick of softened cream cheese. Beat on low with a mixer until nice and fluffy. Set aside.

Now that brownies are cooled, cut them into small squares to fit into the mason jars. Take a spoonful of chocolate cream cheese mixture and place in a mason jar. Top with a brownie square and add raspberries on top. Keep alternating back and forth. Make sure that you end with chocolate cream cheese mixture and raspberries on top. You can even shave some chocolate on the top for a nice touch.

Enjoy! I hope that you love Miss Jones Baking Co. products as much as I do!

Stay tuned as I will be sharing more of their delicious products with you in the next months! In the meantime, be sure to follow Miss Jones Baking Co. on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to check out their website HERE for a delicious lineup of products and location finder.

Explore the #WildWonders Exhibit at Westfield Citrus Park and Enter to Win a $100 Westfield Gift Card!

Disclaimer: In partnership with Westfield Shopping Centers I was provided with a $100 gift card for myself as well as a $100 gift card to give away to one reader. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

Update: The random winner was chosen via a Random number generator and has been contacted. Congrats to Philip! Thanks to all who entered!

Tampa parents! Are you looking for more family-friendly activities to get the kids involved in this summer? Westfield Citrus Park recently unveiled their Wild Wonders event, which is an an enchanting, imaginative and interactive family experience perfect for kids of all ages! Wild Wonders at Citrus Park is a four-week Westfield event featuring product demonstrations, food sampling, a petting zoo, giveaways, character meet & greets, and more. It features Westfield’s top retailers, restaurants, and local partners. This event is happening now through August 5 so there is still plenty of time to get in on the fun! Geared towards children and families, the Wild Wonders exhibit, in partnership with Big Cat Rescue, The Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) the YMCA and more! 

The Wild Wonders exhibit emulates an enchanting zoo animal topiary garden, adorned with captivating florals to invite a sense of discovery and delight. There are topiaries of elephants, lions, bears and monkeys. I am amazed at the intricate detail that goes into each of these topiaries. It is worth a trip to the mall just to see these works of art! 

One of my favorite exhibits was the “Did You Know?” Exhibit. This is a great exhibit that really gets kids to think and teaches them about animals and nature. For example, did you know that a green iguana has a third eye? I never knew that until going through this exhibit!

My son Brady and I had the opportunity to check out the Wild Wonders event this past Saturday and we had so much fun! Learning Express was hosting a creative giraffe art class where the kids got to make their own giraffe planters. It was a lot of fun, and as you can see from the photo, Brady had quite the time!

Over the next few weeks, Wild Wonders will continue with some exciting events and activities for every kid in your family! Here are just a few of the exciting events that you will be able to experience:

Join us select Thursday evenings for Movie Night In The Park as part of Wild Wonders At Citrus Park! I love this idea! They will be playing the latest and greatest animal character movies in Macy’s Court. Complimentary Popcorn, and refreshments will be provided while supplies last by the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA. Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on the green turf during the movies! How fun is this and the entire family can enjoy this activity! 

On July 21, from 10AM – 2PM join Busch Gardens at Wild Wonders in Macy’s Court for animal activity sheets, crayons, and giveaways!

On July 21, from 1PM – 4PM, HorsePower for Kids will be bringing in a live petting zoo to the Wild Wonders area in Macy’s to the Wild Wonders area in Macy’s Court. The petting zoo will feature: goats, a pig, a tortoise, ducks, chickens, sheep and guinea pigs!

There are even more Wild Wonders events and activities that you will definitely want to check out! GO HERE for the complete list of details and times.

Jul 29 – Aug 4 you can play with a Greyhound! The greyhounds from GST’s Sun State Greyhound Adoption were at the mall this past Saturday when Brady and I were there and they are so gentle!

Don’t forget to do some shopping while you are at the mall! After all, school does start next month, and Westfield Citrus Park has got you covered! When you spend $200 or more, you will receive a $25 Westfield gift card! Now that is one sweet deal!

To sweeten the deal, I am giving away one lucky person a $100 Westfield gift card here on My Sweet Savings! To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment in the upper left hand corner of the reply section above this post letting me know which activity that your children would enjoy the most at the Wild Wonders event at Westfield Citrus Park. I will choose a winner at random on July 25 and the winner will be notified via email. (Giveaway open to all US residents 18 years of age and older)

Good luck everyone! Please let me know how much fun that you have at the Wild Wonders event and what your favorite activity is!

Tips for Planning the Perfect Summer Outdoor Date Night!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com, but all opinions are my own. 

There is something about the beautiful summer weather that puts me in the mood to plan dinner dates outdoors! All you need are a few tools, tips and fun menu ideas to pull off the perfect summer date night for you and that special someone!

Here are some of my favorite tips for planning the perfect summer outdoor date night:

Make summer date nights fun!

I don’t know about you, but after dealing with 2 kiddos all day long, I can’t wait for date night! I want it to be a fun time for hubby and I to sit back, relax and enjoy each other’s company. With that being said, I like to decorate the table with fun and colorful plates and napkins and other items that I find on sale during the year to create a cheerful and fun environment. Even a vase of colorful inexpensive flowers can add a flare to any outdoor area.

Delicious Cold Drinks

Date night should start off with a nice cold beverage and nothing says summer like an ice cold glass of sweet teaSouthern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea Bags are perfect for date nights as they are already pre-sweetened, zero-calorie tea bags that can be made in just 5 minutes! Guilt free and easy. What more is there to love? Southern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea Bags also come in 4 amazing flavors (original, peach, raspberry, half tea half lemonade) I also love that they are individually wrapped so they are perfect for on-the-go! This is sure to be your new favorite date night drink! Our favorite is the peach variety. It is so refreshing! You could also add fresh fruit slices to create an extra special touch.

To learn more and to see how you can get free shipping on your first order visit Southern Breeze’s website!

Healthy Snacks

Start your date night off with a healthy snack of popchips! They come in a variety of fun flavors like: Zesty Jalapeño Cheddar, Buffalo Ranch Ridges and Barbeque. Popchips are never fried and contain only real ingredients. We personally love popchips on their own, but they are also great dipped in french onion or ranch dip. Yum!

You can find out more about popchips HERE.

Choose high quality meats

We love to grill out. In fact, during the summer months, you will find us using our grill at least 2-3 times per week. During our summer dates nights, we tend to spoil ourselves and go that extra mile with higher quality meats. A great place to find superb quality and selection of meat is Fareway Meat Market. With over 80 years experience, Fareway Meat Market is a meat delivery service that offers hand-cut fresh, tender products with no additives and their products are shipped frozen to your house.

One of their bundles, the date night bundle features:

Two 10 oz. Iowa Pork Chops (reg. $24.99)
Two 8 oz. America’s Cut Boneless Pork Chops (reg. $19.99)
Two 12 oz. Beef Ribeye Steaks (reg. $39.99)
Regular Price: $84.97, Bundle Price: $59.99

This bundle is perfect to have in the freezer for summer grilling! The steaks and pork chops are so juicy and the meat melts in your mouth. You can check out this amazing service for yourself HERE and enter code “meatlover” to receive $20 off your first order. 

S’mores Bar

Date night must end on a sweet note…..dessert!  Hubby and I love S’mores, but we like to change things up a bit from the traditional S’mores and do a S’mores bar! You can really get creative here. We use things like peanut butter cups, fudge graham cookies, fudge striped cookies, chocolate bars, marshmallows and anything else that sounds good that day! It is all about having fun and enjoying the time with your date!

I hope that these tips will help as you prepare the perfect summer outdoor date night for your someone special!