There are a ton of Give Aways this week!
Little Debbie is one of the most recognizeable food names in America. So when I got an e-mail from them asking to do a give away I was excited. It’s one of those give aways where you know exactly what kind of prize you are getting!
They have a new type of snack cake called “Cloud Cakes.” And they sent me a box to try so I could review them to go with the give away.
I didn’t feel like I was the ideal candidate to review a Little Debbie snack taste-wise. Little Debbie snacks in my head are for school lunches and kids! And fortunately I work with an amazing bunch of kids that I thought might be willing to help me out.
Each week I teach voice at Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. My students (in the picture) are the most active kids I have ever seen- between dance classes, sports participation and everything else they do they burn alot of calories! So while I don’t normally give them food as a treat I figured this one time I would be willing to get their opinion on the Little Debbie Cloud Cake.
Everyone’s initial reaction to the Cloud Cake was the same. “It looks like a Twinkie.” Twinkies are made by Hostess- a competitor of Little Debbie.
The reaction to the taste was different however.
– “Twinkies usually sort of taste like the plastic wrapping- these don’t. They taste fresher.”
– “They have a lemon flavor that makes them taste really unique.”
– “Yummy” (I heard that several times).
– “I really like the cream inside- its sweet.”
– “Do you have any more?”
The reviews all the way around were positive. Thumbs up for the new Cloud Cakes.
So are you ready to try them yourself? Well Little Debbie has given me a CASE to give to one lucky reader. If you don’t know (and I didn’t) a case is 12 boxes. So it’s 120 individually wrapped Cloud Cakes. That’s alot of school lunches, a big donation to a local food bank or whatever you would like to do with them.
You can enter up to 2 times:
Entry #1: Leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Little Debbie Snack Cake
Entry #2: Follow me on facebook and leave a comment on this post telling me you do
This contest will run through March 9th at midnight. I will select the winner using random.org and notify them by e-mail. They will have 24 hours to respond and if they do not, I will move onto another winner.
If you are heading to Target grab some FREE excedrin using printable coupons or ones from the paper yesterday!
Excedrin (20 ct.), $3.59
$1/1 Excedrin Extra Strength printable
$1.50/1 Excedrin Product from the 2/27/11 Smart Source Insert
$0.75/1 Excedrin Product from the 2/27/11 Smart Source Insert
$3/1 Excedrin Product Target printable (click on the Healthcare category on the left hand side)
FREE after stacked coupons! (Coupon stacking means you can use one manufactuer’s coupon and one Target coupon on the same item!)
Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!
Did you know March 1st is National Pancake Day? IHOP wants to help you celebrate!
Stop by and get a free order of pancakes between 7am-10pm at any IHOP location. Donations will be accepted in honor of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital as well as other local charities (depending on your location).
Yep it’s a long title but it’s all true.
Refer two NEW friends (new to them, not new to you) to Plum District (it’s a deal of the day site ala Groupon and Living Social) and get a $10 gift card to California Pizza Kitchen (yum!). They must sign up and confirm their e-mail address today in order for you to qualify.
Visit Redbox on Facebook and click on the “Freebie” tab to get your own unique code good towards a free one-night movie rental!
This code is only good for use on 2/24 but you can get it today and write it down for safekeeping!
To use the code you will need to visit your local Redbox location and select “Rent with Promo Code.” Then just enter the code, select your movie and continue to check out.
And while you are on facebook make sure you like A Frugal Chick!
Alot of these give aways have less than 100 entries- that’s a good chance at winning something!
Each week I feature a new frugal fun activity for you and your kids provided by Sharon at Mom on Dealz. This week is a great way to use all those broken bits of crayon in the house!
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Gather all of the broken crayons you have in the house.
3. Spray muffin pan with PAM or line them with foil liners. (I used my oldest pan for this in hopes of having an excuse to replace it, but the crayons don’t stick so no such luck for me!)
4. Divide crayon pieces among the spaces in the pan on your preference. You can put similar colors together, seasonal colors together, primary colors together, etc.
5. Put pan in the oven. Check every 5 minutes to monitor if they are melting. Everyone’s oven is different so time will vary.
6. When crayon pieces are completely melted, remove from the oven and allow to cool. If you are in a rush, you can put them in the fridge or freezer.
7. Pop out of pan and color away with your new crayons!
1. Discuss with your child different states of matter and how the crayons went from a solid, to a liquid, and then to a solid again.
2. Discuss the blending of the colors and how different colors can combine to make new colors.
3. Use this activity to help your child review steps in a process. They can retell you the steps orally, they can draw the steps, or write them down.
4. Discuss how this activity is an example of recycling. Talk about other things that can be recycled and the benefits of recycling. Have your child draw, list, or tell you other ways to help the enviroment.
Click here to request a free sample of Miracle Whip (which will hopefully come with coupons!) The sample is in the upper right hand corner!