Saturday, June 20, 2009

Winners!! Congratulations!

Here are the winners of my giveaways which ended over the last few days!!
For the Tracey Singer's "Sweets 'n' Treats" Kids' Music CD, using, the winner is....#11 By Marie on June 7, 2009 10:33 AM 11 I am a follower #2
Congrats Marie and thanks for following!
For the $5 McDonald's Gift Card... the randomly selected comment...#32
By asdf on June 12, 2009 4:23 PM 32 I added your button to my blog! Congrats asdf, and thanks for adding the button (see, those extra entries help!)
And last, but not least, the winner of the $25 Amazon gift card is.....#5
By Peggy on June 6, 2009 6:29 AM 5 I love the King of the Jungle card

Congrats Peggy!!

You should all be receiving an email shortly!! Congratulations!!

And don't forget to stay tuned for some great giveaways for YOU and YOUR PETS!!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Hi everyone!! I just wanted to update you on what's going on! First, I'll be posting winners and posting 3 new awesome giveaways over the next few days. I have taken a bit of a vacation, and I don't know really how to say this, but something quite terrible happened earlier this month, and because of it, I filed for divorce and separated from my husband of over 10 years. It was unexpected and devastating in a way I can't even put words to. This has definitely been the hardest thing I've ever been through, and as you can imagine, it has been terrible for my 3 boys too. So I do apologize for taking a break, but it's something that I had to do. I have so many awesome reviews that I haven't posted, but please understand, I will post all reviews and giveaways!! I didn't really want to post what happened, but it's not a secret, and it just had to be said. So to all of my wonderful readers and sponsors, I will be OK and I will definitely post everything! I'm doing much better and am getting caught up on everything as I post this. Please add me and my boys to your prayers if you can!! I'm choosing winners right now and will post them later today!! I'm in the process of transitioning from being what I thought was happily married, to being a single Mom of 3 children.....

Friday, June 5, 2009

Free E-Cards at Got Free Cards: Review & Giveaway

I'm so excited that I found this! I don't know about you, but with working full time and raising 3 kids, I can barely remember their birthdays let alone other family members, co-workers, and friends' birthdays! Anniversaries, Graduations, Weddings, you name it....this Mama's forgotten it! I've been known to forget my own wedding anniversary, and my husband had to remind me the evening of. Oops. And I do have quite a large family, every week is someone's birthday or other big event. What's a busy Mama to do?

Luckily, I've found Got Free Cards, the place with the most animated and fun Free Ecards ever! There's a huge selection of Free Ecards for just about any occasion! With free, amazing, animation and the ability to add YOUR OWN pictures to your Free Ecard all for free!! Save Your Money Mama! They even have Event Reminders via email so you never forget another birthday, anniversary or important event again! You get a FREE email reminder so that you can remember to send your Free Ecard! What could be better than that...all for free!

But what about those family and friends that don't have access to an email? Grandma doesn't do email? You can still send a custom gretting card for free! They offer Free Printable Cards for almost any occasion! Create and Print your Free Printable Cards today! How awesome is that?

I just love the Get Well Soon Ecards ~this one's my fave!You should see the animation, the sounds, it's perfect!

And your'e covered for any holiday! Father's Day is approaching fast, but now you won't miss a beat or your money with Free Father's Day Ecards that you can customize with your pictures and email to your Dad! Or, have your kids send one to your hubby! It's perfect and FREE! And if Dad or Grandpa aren't email savvy, simply send them a Printable Father's Day Card for FREE!

And don't forget the just for fun Ecards, they've got tons of Free July 4th Ecards to send to your family and friends! Adorable! And don't forget you can add pics and customize the card FOR FREE!

Now for an amazing giveaway!! Got Free Cards would like to give one very lucky Save Your Money Mama Reader a $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate! Whoo-Hoo! AND, each $25 winner will be entered to win a Grand Prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate! So one lucky winner will get a total of $125.00 Amazon Gift Certificate!

Do you want to win a $25.oo Amazon Gift Certificate and a bonus chance to win the Grand Prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate? Of course you do!! Here's How:

For Your First, Mandatory Entry:

Visit Got Free Cards' Free Father's Day Ecards, and then come back here and leave a comment telling me which one is your favorite! That's It! This giveaway ends Friday, June 19, 2009 at midnight PST!

For Extra, Optional Entries:

  1. Subscribe to my blog via email (1 extra entry)
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  3. Follow my blog publicly (1 extra entry)
  4. Tweet this giveaway and leave me a link(1 extra entry)
  5. Grab my Button and/or add me to your blogroll(1 extra entry)
  6. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Got Free Cards and a link back to the giveaway(3 extra entries)
  7. Send an Ecard to a friend, then come back here and tell me which one you sent and to who! (1 extra entry)

Another Do Not Miss Bloggy Party with Prizes Galore!!

I just wanted to let all of my readers know about the awesome and amazing bloggy party that is going on right now over at The Giveaway!
There's going to be over $2,000 in prizes! Whoo-Hoo! And there will be even more giveaways listed under the Giveaway Carnival, including MY giveaways!!
The party started today so don't forget to head on over to The Giveaway and win yourself some prizes!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ziploc Evolve Sandwich and Storage Bags: More Eco-Friendly, Still Ziploc Fresh!

Everyone wants to do their part to help our environment, and Ziploc is no exception! Their brand new Ziploc Evolve Sandwich and Storage Bags help YOU to do your part for the environment! Ziploc Evolve Sandwich and Storage bags are made with 25% less plastic than regular Ziploc Sandwich and Storage bags, AND they're manufactured using wind energy! They're much better for the environment than regular baggies!
Now I know what you're thinking..."So if Ziploc Evolve Sandwich and Storage Bags are that much better for the Earth....they must not work as well or be as strong...right?!"...WRONG!!
I received a box of Ziploc Evolve Sandwich Bags to review, like the box pictured above. When I grabbed for the first one, I noticed they were much lighter, and I could tell that they were made with less plastic. I was a bit weary then that they wouldn't hold up to my 3 A-C-T-I-V-E boys and their snacks....but they did!! Whenever leaving the house for an outing, I grab a Ziploc bag and fill it with my son's favorite crackers, cereal, or pretzels. That baggie of snacks ends up going through a whole lot before it gets back home, including being fought over by an 8 year old and two year old, being opened and closed at least 27 times by a 2 year old boy who "Wanna Do It MeSelf", and sniffed and fiddled with by at least one of our two Labrador Retrievers.
I'm happy to report that the Ziploc Evolve baggies hold up to my 3 boys just as well as the regular Ziploc bags do! No leaks, rips, tears or accidents here! And I also used Ziploc Evolve Sandwich Bags to store leftovers in the fridge, and they stayed fresh and clean in their eco-friendly plastic bags!
It makes me feel good to know that I'm doing a little something to help the Earth, without having to sacrifice comfort or efficiency! Thanks Ziploc! Look for Ziploc Evolve next time you reach for the plastic bags!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter: Season Two Now Available as 3-Disc DVD Set!

8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: Season Two released on DVD!
This show had a three year run and during those three years 8 Simple Rules for dating my teenage daughter received an Emmy Award and a People's Choice Award! It's just hilarious and how could it NOT be with stars like Emmy winner, John Ritter and Golden Globe Nominnee, Katey Sagal? These two funnies star as stressed out, frazzled parents trying to raise 3 teenagers, two girls and one boy. And with the 2 teen girls comes dating, which sparked the title of this hit show. Now I know my oldest is only 13, but I've already begun to see the signs of the teenager emerge...Yikes! This show had me literally rolling on the floor in laughter, and my 13 year old son has already decided that the 8 Simple Rules: Season Two DVD Set
is his and it's nicely organized on his DVD shelf in his room! He loves it too! We even watched several of the episodes together in the living room and it was a blast! It's the perfect family comedy, upbeat and enjoyable for the whole family!

8 Simple Rules for dating my teenage daughter Season Two, 3-Disc DVD Set includes all 24 episodes of the second season, which originally ran on ABC during 2003-2004. After the start of the second season, John Ritter tragically passed away, which is why he is only on the first few episodes of 8 Simple Rules for dating my teenage daughter: Season Two. But in honor of John Ritter, the laughs continued with an all-star cast including David Spade and James Garner, who come in to help Cate (Katey Sagal) to cope with the loss of her husband Paul (John Ritter). Now she has to lay down his 8 Simple Rules on her own.

I recommend this as a great DVD Set for the entire family to enjoy, kids and parents alike! Get your own 8 Simple Rules: Season Two DVD Set for only $19.99 on Amazon (click here)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

MommyLoves.Com Mom's Shirt Winner!!

And for the winner of the gorgeous, couture
MommyLoves Mom's Shirt of Her Choice.....
Using, I randomly selected the winning number 25....
By makeetis on May 16, 2009 3:56 PM
25 I like the momBenefits shirt.
Congratulations!! You will be receiving an email shortly!
Thanks to everyone who entered and spread the word...and donAnd 't forget to enter my current giveaways! Just click giveaways on the top right:) Or see the list of giveaways in the top right sidebar!

Garage Sales Tracker: Check It Out and Win a $5 McDonald's Gift Card!

Summer is finally here and with it comes the garage sales!! Not only are there tons of garage sales where you can save your money by purchasing things, but having a garage sale can put money in YOUR wallet! How many Moms are consistently storing baby clothes, household items and other things because we're "going to have a garage sale this Spring or Summer"..I've been saying that for about 4 years! It's time to hop to it and create more living space in my home and make some extra cash by having that garage sale! Who's With Me?

There's a great new website just for your garage sale needs, Garage Sales Tracker , whether you want to advertise your garage sale (free for a limited time) OR find a garage sale in your area for FREE, this site has got you covered!

What Does Garage Sales Tracker offer for People HAVING A GARAGE SALE? (Sellers)

What Does Garage Sales Tracker offer for People Who Want to Find Deals and Bargains at Garage Sales? (Buyers)

What else does offer?

  • They also have tons of printable COUPONS listed!
  • They have a BLOG with great tips for a planning a successful garage sale!
  • But most of all: They help you to Save Your Money Mama by having a garage sale or finding items for cheap at someone else's garage sale!

Would You Like to Win a $5 McDonald's Card to Help You With That Garage Sale? A Couple of Caramel Iced Coffees Perhaps?

One Lucky Save Your Money Mama Reader Will Win a $5 McDonald's Gift Card! This Giveaway Will End Thursday, June 18, 2009 at midnight PST.

First, Mandatory Entry:

Please visit GarageSalesTracker and take a look around. Come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite or the most useful feature of the site!

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Boring Rules: Must be 18 years of age or older and a United States Resident to Win. This giveaway will end on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at midnight Pacific Time. One winner will be randomly selected using The winner will be notified via email and will have 72 hours to respond. If the randomly selected winner has no way for me to contact them, a new winner will be immediately, randomly chosen.

Tracey Singer's Sweets 'n' Treats Kids' Music CD Review & Giveaway!

Singer-Songwriter Tracey Singer To Release a Hit With His Debut Kids' CD, Sweets 'n' Treats!! Produced by Two-Time Grammy Nominee Buck Howdy! Sweets 'n' Treats features 13 original Tracey Singer songs! A work-at-home Dad of 4 kids under the age of 9, Sweets 'n' Treats is largely inspired by Tracey Singer's family adventures! This musical adventure introduces characters such as Foxy Joe, Hard-Hearted Haley, and Mall Mom! The music on Sweets 'n' Treats features a wide range of styles from old time rock 'n' roll to happy, bounce in your seat pop music, and a little in between! I personally like the music a lot, as do my children, and some of the lyrics have me laughing, such as in the song, "Baggy Pants", or in "Sweets 'n' Treats," my 8 year old son's favorite! He loves the part when the Dad is grocery shopping and the kid is sneaking sweets in the cart every chance he gets...gee, that sounds familiar!
Sweets 'n' Treats is perfect for family car trips, either across town or across country! On our last drive of about an hour and a half, my kids and I had a blast listening to our Sweets 'n' Treats CD! We were laughing and truly enjoying our time together, "stuck" in the car you might say. Driving with 13, 8 and 2 year old boys isn't the most enjoyable way to travel, but this CD definitely helped! I am very impressed with the humor that Tracey Singer brings to his songs, and I found the music to be happy, upbeat, and fun! And Sweets 'n' Treats also incorporates positive messages that encourage children to be the best person that they can!
Songs include:
  1. Sweets 'n' Treats (my 8 year old son's favorite)
  2. Camping Trip
  3. Christmas in July
  4. Mall Mom (my favorite)
  5. The Moon is Here
  6. Swimming
  7. Nana Nana Boo Boo (my 2 year old son's favorite)
  8. Where Did Summer Go
  9. Best Friend For Life
  10. Baggy Pants (My and my 13 year old son's favorite)
  11. Foxy Joe
  12. Stinky Smoke
  13. A Toddler's Lullaby (Sweetest Dreams)

You can listen to a preview of all 13 songs by clicking here to check it out for yourself!

Would You Like to Win a Copy of Tracey Singer's Sweets 'n' Treats musical adventure for your family to enjoy? One lucky Save Your Money Mama Reader will win a Sweets 'n' Treats CD! Hooray!

For your First, Mandatory Entry:

Please visit and sample some of the songs on the Sweets 'n' Treats CD! Come back here and leave a comment letting me know which song you and your family might like the most! That's It! This giveaway will conclude June 17, 2009 at midnight PST.

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    8. I've been locked out of my Twitter (waaaah) and am awaiting help (slooooow), but you can still tweet this giveaway and leave me a link! (1 extra entry)

Boring Rules: You must be 18 years of age or older to win, also must have a United States mailing address to win. One winner will be randomly selected via after the giveaway concludes on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at midnight PST (Pacific Time). Winner will be notified via email and will have 72 hours to respond to the email or I have the right to choose a new winner. If any randomly selected winner has no way for me to contact them, I will immediately chose a new winner. Prize will be provided to the winner directly from sponsor.