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.
Try saying that title three times fast!
Click here to grab your FREE sample!
Thanks Common Sense With Money!
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!
It’s been a while since I mentioned Swagbucks and I guess they knew it, because they released a code today for new users!
You can register for Swagbucks here. When you register, you’ll enter your name, email password and swagname. Then you’ll be taken to a page where you can enter the code above for the extra 50 Swagbucks (try the code BirthdayDeal)!
This code is for new members only but keep an eye on my blog because as their actual birthday gets closer they will be releasing even more codes!
And if you wonder if it works, did I tell you about my tv?
Contest is finished! The winner will be notified on Monday!
Could anyone use a little extra cash? I figured you might. This give away can help you save some cash and possibly win some cash!
If you have been reading A Frugal Chick for a while, you have heard about ebates. Ebates is a website that gives you cash back when you buy things on-line. I did a nice big post on it earlier, so rather than give you all the info again just click here to get all the details!
Because so many of you checked out Ebates during the holidays by linking through my site they wanted to reward you by giving one lucky reader $100 cash. Yep, just plain ol’ money you can spend any way you want!
You can enter to win up to four times- in order to enter at all you must complete entry step #1. Entry Steps 2, 3 and 4 are optional but allow you to increase your chances at winning.
Step #1- You must sign up for ebates through one of my links if you are not already signed up. If you have already signed up, no need to redo it (even if it wasn’t through my link)! It is completely FREE and they will add $5 to your rebate! After you are signed up leave me a comment from your registered e-mail address and let me know.
Step #2- Leave me a comment on this post. Just say hello or whatever you feel like!
Step #3- Follow me on facebook. Then leave me a comment on THIS POST (not on facebook) and let me know!
Step #4- Put one of my links in your facebook status. If I post a deal that you like tell your friends about it! And then leave me a comment letting me know!
This contest will continue through Saturday 2/26 at noon and then I will pick a winner. Before I announce it I will check with Ebates and make sure the e-mail address is registered. If it isn’t I will pick another until we have one! After I e-mail the winner they have 24 hours to reply or we move onto the next!
So let’s leave those comments and good luck!
Presidents Day Sales are going to the dogs! This weekend at Pet Smart they have Science Diet Dog Food on sale! And, of course, I found you the coupon to match!
Science Diet Light Dog Food, 4.5-lbs. $5.00 (through 2/21)
Use the $5 off of 1 coupon from the 1/9 Smart Source Insert
OR $8/1 Science Diet printable coupon (requires registration- there are several coupons on this site)
Final Price: FREE!
If you don’t need it maybe you can pick it up for a friend or donate it to a local shelter!
This weekend (through 2/21/11/) The Body Shop has FREE shipping with no minimum purchase.
They are running some good sales right now- they have some cute gift sets for $2.50 and some mini shower sets for $6!
Click here to take a look around!
If you want use it on-line just enter the code FASHCASH when you check out!
Through Sunday night you can get FREE shipping at The Disney Store using the code FREESHIP.
They have Disney Princess Personalized Blankets on sale right now for $7.99. And the one from Tangled (my current favorite Disney Movie) has MY name on it already! How cool is that?
If only I had a use for a Disney Princess Blanket!
So a few bloggers have mentioned this new money saving plug in for your computer and I thought I would pass it along! It’s called Drop Down Deals.
Drop Down Deals is a free, totally secure download that you can “plug-in” to your browser and use while shopping online.
Here is how it works:
After you’ve downloaded the plugin, you just shop online as you normally would. If there are coupons available on the site you are shopping, you’ll see them “drop down” in a menu at the right of your screen. You can then click on the coupon and it will automatically add it to your shopping cart for instant savings.
Click here to check it out!
However if you are like me and want to do your own digging, I have to recommend Savings.com. They are my favorite!
I received a message from a dear friend of mine about this program- I have to be honest I had never heard of it. She highly recommends it and she is a great mom!
InfantSEE is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage.
Check it out! Thanks Shannon!
Tomorrow, THURSDAY, if you have a Kroger cards and use Cellfire to save you can win free money by logging in and seeing what you have won!
The promotion begins at 6am EST and runs until 9pm EST, and it is only available for users with Kroger card. All you need to do, is log into Cellfire during this window and you will see a pop up stating that you’ve won. The coupon will be in the amount of $.55 or $2 and it can be found in with the regular coupons. It could save you a few extra bucks off your grocery bill!
If you don’t use Cellfire with your Kroger card register tonight so you can be eligible tomorrow!
This is genius. I get most of my recipes off the internet and this is going to help me have less short cuts on my desk top!
Recipe Nut is a site that lets you store recipes from all over the web in ONE PLACE! It’s like a digital recipe book! It also has thousands of recipes you can sort through. Think of it as the google of recipes! (On a personal note they have a category called “5 ingredients or less.” I will be spending some time looking around in there!)
Click here to receive FREE Samples of Jergens Overnight Repair Nightly Restoring Moisturizer and Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer.
You should also receive a $1 off coupon to use toward any Jergens moisturizer.
Click here to get a free six-month subscription to American Baby magazine. Your child must be under 1 year old (including unborn) on the day you sign up for the subscription. So even if your baby is not born yet you can take advantage of the deal!
Every once in a while Amazon will put a 20% off diaper coupon inside these magazines! Combine this with Amazon Mom and you could have a fantastic diaper deal!
There was one in the January issue so it may pop up again in March! Plus the magazine is FREE!
Stop by Subway with this printable coupon and receive a FREE cookie with any purchase!
Join the Dunkin Donuts Perks Club and immediately receive a coupon for a FREE coffee! You will also get one on your birthday!
Today has been the day for fast food freebies!
Click here to print a coupon for a FREE order of Steakhouse onion rings when you purchase a sandwich!
Thanks Coupon Cravings!
If you are already planning on stopping by Hardees for breakfast before 4/12/11 (WOW) be sure to bring this coupon! Using it you can get a free Caramel Crumb Biscuit!