Hiland For The Holidays Cookie Contest — Plus Enter To Win FREE PRODUCT Coupons (3 Winners)

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Hiland Dairy is running a FUN new contest!  It is called Hiland for the Holidays Cookie Contest.  You can enter your favorite cookie recipe (which must include on Hiland Dairy Product) along with your original photo of the prepared treat through December 31, 2014.  Make sure you also share your entry via social media with the hashtag #HilandCookies. The top five recipes with a combination of votes PLUS social shares will receive one of the following prizes:

  • A programmable, touchscreen, slow cooker
  • A cookbook entiteld “Fix-It and Forget It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Sow Cooker Recipes”
  • A month’s supply of Hiland Dairy products

You can follow Hiland Dairy on Social Media – - to stay up to date with any contest details!

Now that you have a way to turn your holiday baking into a prize, get busy! I  really would LOVE to see one of my readers end up winning this contest!

THE GIVEAWAY:

3 Readers will receive a random group of coupons for free product which may include:

Hiland Gallon White Milk
Hiland Cottage Cheese
Hiland Yogurt
Hiland Half Gallon Orange Juice
Hiland Sour Cream and Dips

*Note that you must reside in the Hiland Dairy Trade area in order to be eligible to win. Please make sure you confirm prior to entering by visiting THIS SITE.

 

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This contest will be open until November 27, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. The prize will be mailed to the address provided on the entry form.

Penny Pinchin’ Mom received nothing for sponsoring this giveaway.  All opinions are my own. By entering this giveaway/sweepstakes, you are attesting that you have read and can comply with the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.

SavingStar Freebie Friday: Free Thin Crust Celeste® Pizza for One

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Here’s another great Freebie Friday Offer from SavingStar!!  You can save 100% when you buy ONE (1) thin crust Celeste® Pizza for One (5.0 – 6.15 oz.). You will need to purchase this on or before 11/23/14, as the offer will end at that time.

Haven’t heard of SavingStar? You can read more about what this site is and how it works – How To Use SavingStar.

Review and $25 Giveaway – GreenDot PrePaid Visa Card

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It is no secret that my husband and I use cash for all of our purchases.  In fact, we don’t even use a debit card very often!  The one time we do is when we shop on-line and honestly, I hate that I have to use that card and risk my information being compromised.  Unfortunately, it has happened to me before and my account information was stolen and used the wrong way.  Fortunately, my bank made it right, but it just still makes me nervous to open up potential access to my bank account in that manner.

Since I don’t advocate the use of credit cards, I really didn’t see any other options for my husband and I when shopping online.  That was until I heard about GreenDot.  This is a way to get the safety of shopping online, but still use cash at the same time?!  How – well, GreenDot sells Prepaid Mastercard and Visa.  You just load the balance you want to spend onto the card and that is all the money you have at your disposal.

What makes this different than other cards?  This is one of the few cards of this type which are issued by a bank.  The bank, which is FDIC insured is GoBank.

  • GoBank is the award-winning bank account available at select Walmart locations and made to be used on your mobile phone
  • GoBank has no overdraft or penalty fees ever
  • With GoBank, members have full access and control of their money from participating Walmart locations, as well as their iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android device
  • GoBank users can withdraw cash from more than 42,000 fee-free ATMs in the U.S.
  • For more information about GoBank, visit https://GoBank.com. You can also visit https://facebook.com/GoBankor https://twitter.com/GoBank.

Having a bank behind your card gives you a sense of security. It isn’t just some nameless company who doesn’t care if your card is stolen, they really care about customers and protect your money!

There are some very important things you need to know about the GreenDot Card:

  • You will purchase a starter kit for just $2.95.  You will set up your account online or via a 1-800 # as listed on the card.  Keep in mind that they WILL require you to provide your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, phone number and other possible methods of verification.  This is not so they can use this for any reason themselves.  It is actually required by Federal Law, so they must ask this information.
  • You must be at LEAST 18 years old to purchase and use this card.
  • There is a fee of $8.95 monthly cost.  However, this fee is waived if you make qualifying deposits totaling $00 or more.
  • You can have your paycheck directly deposited onto your card, if you wish.
  • Unique “Fortune Teller” feature.  If you try to spend beyond your budget, the  “Fortune Teller” crosschecks the price of an item with a customer’s planned income and expenses, and if they can’t afford it, they’ll be advised in real-time to pass on the purchase.
  • Send money instantly to others via text or email — at no charge.

I actually tried out the card myself.  It was very simple for me to up and then use online.  I was able to pick up a gift for one of my family members (sorry – can’t say what I got as that person may read this post).  It was great to know that the only information being shared was that card.  My bank account can’t be compromised because of my shopping.  That gives me amazing peace of mind.

Visit GreenDot to learn more about this card!

 

THE GIVEAWAY:

One reader will receive a $25 GreenDot PrePaid Card
(must be at least 18 yrs old to enter and to win).

 

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This contest will be open until November 24, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. The prize will be mailed to the address provided on the entry form.

Penny Pinchin’ Mom received this product in order to facilitate her review.  All opinions are her own.  GreenDot is the sponsor of this giveaway. By entering this giveaway/sweepstakes, you are attesting that you have read and can comply with the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.

Free Homemade Christmas Gifts Kindle Book!

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This book is always popular – especially this time of the year!  Right now, you can download Homemade Christmas Gifts Kindle book — for free!!  This book is written by a friend of mine, so I know it is very well put together and will give you a lot of great ideas!

Remember that you do NOT need a Kindle to download this book.  You can download the free Kindle app to your device and gain instant access to all of those FREE books we share on a daily basis!!

Free Holiday Planning Printables – Gift List, Budget and More!

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When the holidays come around, it seems there is so much to try to remember to do that it can become overwhelming.  These planners are the perfect way to help you tackle those to do list!  Just print them out and keep them handy.  Then, if you happen to think of that item you want to bake, you can jot it down.  You can help plan your spending budget and even get all of those gift ideas down on paper!  Check out all of these FREE printables below:

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Download your free Holiday Party Planner HERE

If you are planning a party, you know it takes a bit to plan.  You need to know not only know the date and time for your party, but also the guests you want to invite and the food you want to serve!  This planner helps bring it all together for you.  Print this out and jot down your notes, menu ideas and guests – so you can be organized and have less stress being the hostess this year!

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Download your Holiday Baking Planner HERE

My kids and I LOVE to bake during the holidays.  They all have their favorite item that they want to make, so we have it on our list.  I even have a few items I make for friends, so I have to remember those too.  This list actually combines BOTH into one list!  You can write down the items you want to bake and even the source and ingredients.  You can go so far as to remind yourself by what date you need it and if it happens to be a gift, includes those details as well!  The more organized you can be – the more you will enjoy your holiday!

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Download your Christmas Gift List and Budget Form HERE

If you have lots of people on your gift giving list (the one in your brain), it is smart to get those down on paper.  Not only that, but keep track of when you’ve purchased the item.  Then, if you have to mail it, you can also use this list to remind you of that too!

We even go one step further to help you keep your spending in check.  We include the amount you are budgeting for your gift.  Then, when you buy it, you can even jot down what you spent – so you can see how much you saved!!

Call this your own Santa List — so you can make your list and check it twice!

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Download your Christmas Card List form HERE

Do you send out holiday cards? Here is the perfect way to keep track of them!  You can make this list of those people you send cards to — for four years!  Not only that, but you can keep track of those who send you cards.  I know many only send to those who tend to send cards back out to them (to keep costs down).  Now, you can see who sent you cards each year and respond accordingly.

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Download your free Holiday Budget Form HERE

The most IMPORTANT thing you need to do this holiday season is plan your budget!  This form will help you keep track of your budget and then what you spend – so you make sure you stay on track.  There is nothing worse than January rolling around and you find out that you spent just too much money in December.

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Download this Holiday Gift List HERE

If you don’t need to be as detailed in tracking your holiday gifts, you might want to use this form instead.  This one allows you to add prices (if you want), but is a great way to just jot down the gifts you need to purchase for each person on your list.  (I don’t know about you, but I like options when it comes to staying organized).

So now you can be organized and ready to go this holiday season!!!

SavingStar Freebie Friday: Free YORK Peppermint Pattie

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Here’s another great Freebie Friday Offer from SavingStar!!  You can save 100% when you buy ONE (1) Dark Chocolate YORK Peppermint Pattie (1.4oz. only).You will need to purchase this on or before 11/16/14, as the offer will end at that time.

Haven’t heard of SavingStar? You can read more about what this site is and how it works – How To Use SavingStar.

More than $80 in FREE Android Apps!!

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Raise your hand if you love FREE apps!!!  How about more than $80 in free Android apps?  Today and tomorrow (11/14 – 11/15), you can get just that! Amazon is offering up more than $80 in free helpful apps.  The list includes:

  • AndroZip Pro File Manager ($2.49)
  • Business Card Reader ($4.99)
  • Camera ZOOM FX ($2.99)
  • EasyTether ($9.99)
  • Fleksy Keyboard ($3.99)
  • HanDBase Database Manager ($9.99)
  • MathsApp Graphing Calculator ($4.99)
  • MobiMail for Outlook Web Email  ($5.99)
  • Office Calculator Pro ($2.19)
  • OpenDocument Reader ($3.92)
  • Oxford Dictionary of English with Audio ($24.99)
  • PrintHand Mobile Print Premium ($12.95)
  • Servers Ultimate Pro ($8.99)
  • Shuttle+ Music Player ($0.99)
  • TextGrabber + Translator Lite ($0.99)
  • Tiny Scan Pro: PDF Document Scanner ($3.99)
  • XnRetro Pro ($1.19)

Hurry on over HERE to find all of these — ready for you to download to your Android device!

Double Coke Points!

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Today and tomorrow (November 13th and 14th), you can score DOUBLE points on select Coca-Cola 12 packs!  That makes the 10 point codes worth 20 points!

Make sure you do this and get as many points as possible as starting in December, they usually offer 12 days of deals with some AMAZING discounts on gift cards and even free product coupons!  So, you need to have those points entered so you are ready to go!!!

Review and Giveaway: Santa Sent Me A Letter (3 Winners) — Includes Discount Code for EVERYONE!

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I  have 3 kids — all of who believe in Santa Claus.  My oldest is in 4th grade and I really feel that this will be her last year of believing, so we wanted to do something extra special.  I was contacted by Santa Sent Me a Letter and knew right away that it was the PERFECT idea!

This site is so incredible!  They offer all sorts of packages from a basic letter to a deluxe one – which comes with a key and nice membership card – in addition to your personalized letter.  I’ll explain each part of the package we reviewed – which was the deluxe ($19.95)

First (and probably the most important feature) is the letter.  They have all sorts of options available from religious, to Baby’s First Christmas to Happy Hanukkah and more!  Each letter is 100% customizable.  I actually included wording in our letter about my daughter working towards her brown belt in Karate, my son’s involvement in scouting and our youngest being able to read.  We even included something about our trip to North Pole Village where he shares that his elf passed along those list items.  Watching my children’s faces when they read the letter was beyond amazing.  They were excited and couldn’t wait to tell their friends that they had Santa’s autograph and that he actually took the time to send them a letter!

The next item in the package is a key.  It is a really awesome looking skeleton key.  It includes a note to tell kids to hang it on their door as it is a magic key he can use to unlock any door  – so if you don’t have a fireplace he can still get in to bring you your presents.  Of course, we do have a chimney, but our kids said we had to keep it for when we went to Granny’s house the next time for Christmas, because she doesn’t have one.  Again – hearing the discussions that they finally knew how he got into houses without a chimney — priceless!

The final item that they received was their Nice List membership card.  It is plastic card embossed with a number.  This ensures your child has already earned the right to be on the nice list.  It is a great way for kids to know that they they need to work hard to stay there all season long!

As mentioned, there are several packages available on SantaSentMeALetter.com:

  • Original Letter – Letter, North Pole Postmark and Wax Seal, $9.95
  • Nice List ID Card Package – Letter, North Pole Postmark, Wax Seal and Nice List ID Card, $13.95
  • Santa’s Magic Key Package – Letter, North Pole Postmark, Wax Seal, Santa’s Magic Key, $16.95
  • North Pole Package – Letter, North Pole Postmark, Nice List ID Card, Santa’s Magic Key, $19.95

Of course, what kind of money saving site would this be if I didn’t have a code?!!  Now through November 20th, my readers can all save 15% off of their purchase!  Just use the code PINCHIN2014 (keep in mind shipping options are not included with this promotional offer).

I would absolutely pay full price for this — just because of the expression on my kids’ faces.  I was almost in tears (joyful ones), just seeing them take in everything that was in the letter.  It was so worth it for at least one more year of believing.

THE GIVEAWAY:

Three readers will receive a voucher valid for one Original Letter Package ($9.95 value)!

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This contest will be open until November 13, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. The prize will be e-mailed to the address provided on the entry form.

Penny Pinchin’ Mom . By entering this giveaway/sweepstakes, you are attesting that you have read and can comply with the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.

BACK AGAIN!! Free Coca-Cola 12 pack Coupon

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This went quickly yesterday, so they brought it back again!!!

If you’ve been saving your My Coke Rewards points, today is your day to cash some in!  Right now, you can get a coupon for a FREE 12 pack Coca-Cola product for just 30 points!

Offer is limited to one coupon per account.