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Okay guys, I have a Gymboree Coupon Code that Expires on 2/29/12.

This code is only valid once, so the first one that grabs this code gets the 20% off entire purchase.

Here we go…

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Good luck!

Come back often as I post more coupon codes and deals =)

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Get a FREE $20 Toys R Us/ Babies R Us Gift card
When you buy 2 Pampers Swaddlers, Cruisers, or Swaddlers Sensitive (Value Boxes of Diapers 88 ct. or higher)

*In store purchases only. Quantities limited. Offer Expires 1/16/12. Gift Card expires 3/31/12.

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Sandals on Sale

shoes by kcmunda
shoes, a photo by kcmunda on Flickr.

We went to Payless today and they had an amazing sale. DD’s sandals were on sale for $5, DS’s sandals for $7 and mine for $3.99. Then, the store clerk gave us a $10 off coupon off 3 shoes with a minimum purchase of $15. Our final cost, a little under $9. Oh yeah!

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DS Games

Our 3rd package of ds games finally came.

The bundle DH put together for the kids include a Dora game and Hello Kitty for Elle, Kung Fu Panda, Transformers and Astro Boy for Aaron.

He got all 5 games for $60, he’s such a great shopper!

new ds games
Some of the games are so nostalgic, I love them!

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This 2010, I will TRY to fix myself up more often. I would love to be made over by a pro, but for now, I’m asking tips from friends and loved ones, and using the handy dandy internet.

Just today, as I was thinking of trying out the smokey eye look, I receive an email from ELF, they have a special deal, get the New Year Look for $10. And thats not all, they gave me a code of 2010 to apply at checkout to get the items for free. That’s right, FREE! You can use it too!

Since I’ve been thinking of ordering more foundation and blush, I decided to include it in my order as well.

My order totaled to $15.95 and that included shipping, woohoo!

By the way, i just learned that ELF has a youtube channel to give tips on putting on make up for people like me who are a bit new on this makeup thing….

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Barnum and Bailey and Ringling Bros Circus Presents ” Zing Zang Zoom!” We were planning on taking the kids, but our one year old might not have enough patience to sit through the entire show, hopefully next time.

But if you’re planning on going to the performances in the LA area, you can use promo code RADIO to save $7 per ticket. Cool savings!

And if you haven’t done so yet, visit the Ringling Bros website and sign your baby up for a FREE circus ticket. Any child under 1 year old is eligible to receive one, and the ticket never expires. I have one for my DD here already. You should get one too.

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Spending fun quality time with your family doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

Here are a few free events around us that we’ll be checking out during the summer. If you’re in the Greater LA or San Gabriel Valley area, hope you guys can drop by. If you live far away from Los Angeles, check out your local park websites and local city publications for events happening in your area!

Free Music Under the Stars at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (starting at 7pm, check website for days)

Concerts at the Park at the City of Arcadia (starting Thursdays at 6pm)

Free Summer Movies on the Green at the Americana at Brand (starting at 8pm on Wednesdays in July)

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1. Buy only things you need- Sometimes just because it’s a sale doesn’t mean you have to buy it. You’re not really saving if you’re buying things for the sake of saving money on unnecessary purchases.

2. Be creative and repurpose items- Use shipping boxes you get in the mail to wrap your presents. Use cut outs from magazines to use for scrapbooking, making cards, arts and crafts.

3. Pack your own lunch- You will easily save money by buying bulk and making your food yourself. You can also utilize reusable containers and utensils, so you’re not only saving money but the environment as well.

4. Be a smart shopper- As much as possible, don’t pay full price for items you need to buy. Use coupons, comparison shop and do your research before you buy.

By the way, did you hear? Oprah is giving away a free KFC meal? Just go to Oprah.com/kfc. offer is good only till today.

Also, you can get a free coupon for Glucerna cereal at Glucernacereal.com.
So print your coupon already!

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The commercials have been haunting me lately. Coco’s has been advertising $7.99 Big Deal Meals. We finally caved in and decided to give it a try. We’re toying with the idea of having Aaron’s birthday celebration there. You can say that we’re doing research. =)

DH chose the Parmesan Crusted Chicken, it came with spaghetti, ceasar salad and garlic bread. He ordered it with soup and iced tea. I had the Texas chopped steak, mashed potatoes, salad and garlic bread. Instead of soup, I chose a strawberry shortcake sundae and had my diet coke.

As it turns out, Tuesdays and Wednesdays is Kids Eat Free after 4pm. We ordered DS mac and cheese and veggies and chicken strips and a fruit bowl for DD. Each one normally costs $4.99.

So we’re finally home, full and satisfied. The bill came out a little bit over $19 for all four of us. I even got to take the rest of the mac and cheese and chicken strips home for my lunch tomorrow.

Now, I relax in front of the tv for a bit…

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Here’s another promotional code for Restaurant.com. It gives you a 1/2 off your purchase.

Enter discount code: CHEF
at checkout and hit apply to save an additional 50%! Offer valid from
3/3/09 at 5:00AM PST to 3/9/09 at 11:59PM PST

Still not familiar with Restaurant.com? All you have to do is visit the website, type in the zipcode of the area you want to dine in and it will show the results of participating restaurants. Then the restaurants will show available discounts. For example, you can purchase a $25 gift certificate for $10, or a $10 gift certificate for $3. Not bad huh.

So by entering a promotional code, you can purchase the $25 gift certificate for only $5. Some restrictions apply, including a minimum purchase, but feel free to look around.

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