Don’t Wait for the Ice Cream Truck- Save on Ice Cream at Walgreens!

Disclosure: Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own.

If childhood summers had a theme song, it’d be the song of an ice cream truck. Whether you opted for the Mickey Mouse pops with the bubblegum eyeballs or the Big Stick Popsicles, when that tune started getting louder, it was a mad dash to get some quarters and get out to the truck before they drove past!

Don't Wait for the Ice Cream Truck!

We don’t really see an ice cream truck come through here often, so we have taken it into our own hands. Last weekend we picked up some ice cream at Walgreens- although I wish we would have done it this weekend because there’s a really good coupon out now! {Luckily it was already a pretty good deal.}

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When we went to Walgreens, we were surprised by how many of our favorite brands they had! Shane absolutely loves Klondike bars so he was thrilled to find them- and I treated myself to a super rich Magnum bar! They also had Popsicles, which I’m craving now that I’m having a nostalgic moment!

Get 1.50 off ice cream at Walgreens!

Right now you can score a $1.50 off coupon for participating Unilever ice cream products at Walgreens, which includes Magnum, Breyers, Klondike, Frutare, and Popsicle! Now’s a great time to stock up on frozen treats to last through the summer- but hurry, because these coupons will go fast and there’s a limited amount available! You can print your coupon directly from the button below:


Win It: One lucky reader will win a $25 Walgreens gift card to help you stock up on your favorites! Just enter using the simple form below. Good luck!

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Win Tickets to Muppets Most Wanted & Get a Coupon for Lipton! {Plus Free Printable Activity Sheets!}

This post is brought to you by Global Influence. All opinions are my own.

Muppets Most Wanted came out last week, and I’m so excited to take Shane! I grew up watching Muppet Babies & some Muppet specials, but Shane’s only seen The Muppets Christmas Carol, which he loves. He was too young to go see the first of the new Muppets movies {“The Muppets”}when it came out in 2011, but now that he’s old enough to go to the theater we’ll be watching the first one at home & then going to see Muppets Most Wanted!

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If you’re planning to go see the movie, you might want to watch this video first. Every day, 10 pairs of movie tickets will be given out just for watching a video! Movie tickets aren’t exactly cheap &we always stop at the concessions counter so I know I’ll be entering.

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Even if you don’t win the movie tickets, you can still save money by downloading a coupon for Lipton tea products {available at Target} by watching the video! It’s a win-win situation for sure. {The official rules are available here.}

If your little ones are as excited to see the movie as Shane is, tide them over with these fun Muppets Most Wanted Activity Pages! Just click the image below {or click here} to download- the pack includes a printable to create your own Muppets Theater, a coloring page, a page on how to write invisible notes, a step-by-step lesson on drawing Kermit the Frog, a printable door hanger, &a set of memory cards!

Muppets Most Wanted Free Printable Activity Sheets

Who is your favorite Muppets character?

Protect Your ‘Pits & Save $1 on Dove Deodorant

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

There are body parts that we spend a lot of time caring for- like the face, for instance. Every day, I wash and moisturize my face, use eye cream and apply sunscreen. I also spend time on my hands, trimming my nails and using hand creams. Then there are the body parts that get completely forgotten about, like the back of your knee or your armpit.

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But your armpits deserve so much more! They get treated very poorly by the razor- you can lose up to 38% of your armpit skin every time you shave! Your armpit is actually a very sensitive body part to begin with, and that of course doesn’t help. I doubt any of us are willing to forgo the razor, so what can be done?

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This year, Dove Deodorant wants to change the way we care for our armpits. To fix the damage done by a razor and restore beauty, just use Dove Deodorant NutriumMoisture after shaving to heal and protect sensitive skin! Dove NutriumMoisture offers 48-hour protection while taking care of your armpit at the same time!

I already use Dove Deodorant &even use their NutriumMoisture body wash so I’m picking up this new deodorant this week. If you want to give it a try too, be sure to print out this $1 off coupon good at Target!

What body part do you often neglect?

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5 Ways to Save Money & Eat Healthier {Plus $50 Family Dollar Gift Card & Panini Maker Giveaway}

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

The holidays are over &resolutions are in full swing, which means most people are trying to eat better. But healthy foods can be so expensive! How can you save money while buying the healthy foods that will help you lose weight or just generally feel better? Here are some tips I’ve picked up along the way.

5 Ways to Save Money & Eat Healthier at the same time

1. Make a list. If you walk into the grocery store without a plan, you’ll overspend. You may also forget items you need to make a recipe or a household staple, which will bring you back to the grocery store another day- wasting both money and time! I always make a detailed list before I shop {use my free printable grocery list template, which is divided into categories, for easy shopping}.

2. Meal plan. On the same plan-ahead note, it’s important to have even a loose plan of what you’ll be eating ahead of time. Not only does this help with your grocery shopping, but it prevents those 5pm calls to the pizza delivery place when you suddenly realize you haven’t planned dinner!

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3. Brown bag it. If you {or your significant other} work outside the home, make sure to pack your own lunch. It’s much more cost-effective, and healthier as well! I pack a lunch for Justin the night before so that it’s ready & waiting for him when he gets up at 4am for work &he doesn’t have an excuse!

4. Eat at home. I love eating out too, but if you’re looking to eat healthier & to save money, eating at home helps significantly with both. It’s of course fine to treat yourself, but it’s much, much easier to find something healthy when you’re the one controlling what ingredients are in the kitchen.

5. Look for coupons. Websites like Coupons.com have dozens of coupons you can use on groceries that you likely already buy! Right now is a great time to pick up coupons on healthy products & combine them with sales to stock up- grocery stores know people are trying to focus on eating better around the New Year &healthy items are typically at a great price! {&Shop at stores like Family Dollar, where your dollar goes even further with their already low prices.}

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Bonus tip: Enjoy a delicious yet inexpensive sandwich for dinner once a week. You can get fun with several variations, that way you’re not eating the same thing every week. Just don’t forget the Hellmann’s Mayo! {&Right now, you can grab a great $1 off coupon good on Hellmann’s Squeeze Mayo at Family Dollar!}

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This New Year is all about showcasing tips on how to “squeeze” the most out of your budget. Hellmann’s® Squeeze Mayo bottle at Family Dollar will help you start off on the right foot! Visit Family Dollar.com get $1 off Hellmanns® Squeeze Mayo and go to your nearest Family Dollar to redeem!

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Win It: To help you kick your New Year off right, one lucky reader will win a $50 Family Dollar Gift Card and a Breville Panini Maker! Just enter using the simple form below. Good luck! {Family Dollar Stores Inc. is not affiliated with and is not an official sponsor of this promotional giveaway.}

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Stocking Up &Saving Big with Carter’s Friends & Family Sale! {With 25% Off Carter’s Printable Coupon}

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Carter’s. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.

Shane has a wide variety of clothing brands in his closet, but he’s always had a lot more Carter’s than anything else. One of the initial reasons is that when he was a baby, I bought a lot of clothing second-hand, and the consignment shops were filled with Carter’s stuff because Carter’s clothing lasts a long time &can be handed down from baby to baby. Another reason is that they just make ridiculously cute clothing- they have the best illustrated characters, little animals on the bottoms of pants, and other cute touches that just make the outfits. &Finally, we have a lot of Carter’s clothing because they have always fit Shane really well- whether it was his Newborn coming home outfit or the 5T jammies he’s wearing tonight.

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Carter’s prices are always very affordable for the quality, but you can often get their clothing on sale as well. They are great about offering discounts & coupons, and right now is a great time to stock up! In addition to the fact that right now is the Year End Sale, with up to 70% off on hundreds of items for babies and kids, you can also get 25% off your entire purchase!

I’m hoping to swing into the store tomorrow to pick up some great deals {&stock up on baby clothes}, but I couldn’t help but do a bit of virtual window shopping beforehand. Check out some of the great deals I found on baby essentials:

Carter's long sleeved onesies

Long-sleeve bodysuits
MSRP $12.00 each
On sale for $6.00 each
With 25% off coupon, just $4.50 each

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2-Pack Jumpsuit Set
MSRP $20.00
On sale for $8.00
With 25% off coupon, just $6.00 for 2 Pack

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3-pack Teething Bibs
MSRP: $20.00
On sale for $8.00
With 25% off coupon, just $6.00 for 3 pack

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Sherpa Jacket
MSRP: $30.00
On sale for $12.00
With 25% off coupon, just $9.00

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Microfleece Zip-Up Sleep & Play
MSRP: $18.00
On sale for $7.00
With 25% off coupon, just $5.25

As you can see, it’s the perfect time to stock up right now, which is perfect since we’re welcoming our little one in just a few short weeks. It’s a great time to stock up on clothing for older kids too, since their clothing goes up to size 7 and the year-end sale is on select items sitewide & storewide.

If you can get into a Carter’s store, I highly recommend shopping there in person. You can see the high quality of the clothes better in person than online, and if you have a little one who likes to be involved in the shopping process it can actually be quite fun! I took Shane there a couple of months ago &he liked helping me pick out both his own clothes & a couple of things for the baby. He loved the details on the baby clothes as well- he wanted everything with a monkey or frog that he could find!

If you’re able to make it into the store, be sure to print this coupon {or save this page on your mobile device so you can get it scanned at the store}:

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If you’ll be shopping from the comfort of your home, you can still use the coupon by entering the code FAMLOVE on their website. Be sure to check out their entire sale- everything is just so cute!

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