Sunday, March 31, 2013

Giveaway $20 Gift Card

I was approached by Cafe Press to offer a giveaway to my blog readers.  I enter a lot of giveaways daily but somehow I had not come across this site before.  In case you haven't heard about them they offer quite the array of unique products and many of them you can personalize.  They add an average of 135,000 new designs each week.  If you have a hobby, favorite activity, cause or interest, you can find merchandise geared towards these interests. has products from apparel and drinkware to posters, electronic accessories and more. You can make your own designs with their easy online design tools, then buy them, share them or sell them in your own online shop. today ships over 6 million products annually, and has over 11 million unique visitors to our website each month.

My 3 year old really loves basketball so I did a search on for basketball.  I could not believe how many products came up it was pretty amazing.  I narrowed the options to kids t-shirts and found this totally cute shirt.

After searching t-shirts I thought I would see what they have for water bottles with a basketball on them.  This one was my favorite because you can put your child's name on the bottle.

They even have different coffee mug designs, fun t shirts, your can even create a shirt too.

If you would like to win a $20 gift card please enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure:  Upon Posting this giveaway I will receive a gift card.  I have not received any other compensation.  I like to recommend products that I like and think are useful.

Video - Funny Harmless Prank

I like a good harmless prank this one in the video below is pretty funny.  What do you think?  Do you like harmless pranks?

Disclosure I will receive a small amount of money for each person that watches this video.

Video from Seventh Generation

I don't know about you but I love Seventh Generation products.  Check out this funny (okay maybe kind of sad how things used to be) video from Seventh Generation.  What were our parents thinking back in the days?  I could relate to some of the video.  How about you?

Disclosure I will receive a small amount of money for each person that watches this video.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Giveaway - KOBO ARC - US & Canada

Welcome to the Kobo Arc Giveaway!

Are you in the market for a Android Table, then keep reading for your chance to win one. This tablet is fully loaded and you have the opportunity to win one by entering on the Rafflecopter form below.

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The Kobo Arc 64GB offers book lovers a competitively featured Android 4.0 multimedia tablet with a new way to discover content – books, movies, TV shows, music, web pages and more. With a Kobo-developed interface called Tapestries, Kobo Arc gives consumers an exciting new way to discover content. Using an intelligent cross-media recommendations engine, Tapestries responds to the user’s “pinned” content to recommend related videos, movies, books, webpages and other related content. Tapestries makes it easy to discover new personal multimedia recommendations with little effort as the engine learns what consumers love – and brings them more.
The 7” high-definition display delivers crisp, sharp text and with 16-million colours bring photos and videos to life. With front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia, a built-in microphone and high-resolution 1.3 MP camera to take photos and videos, the Kobo Arc offers up to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and two weeks on standby. With Google Play, Kobo Arc users have access to more than 600,000 apps and much-loved pre-loaded apps including Facebook, Twitter, Rdio, Zinio and PressReader.

One lucky reader will receive a Kobo Arc 64GB.

Giveaway ends April 15th at 11:59pm, open to US & Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Saving Money Can Be Fun is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Video on Creativity

Check out this interesting video from Tim Fite on creativity.  I am definitely not the most creative person so I really enjoy seeing the creativity of other people.  I had never heard of Tim Fite until watching this video, he sounds like such a creative artist.

Disclosure I will receive a small amount of money for each person that watches this video.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Giveaway - Body by Vi

Saving Money Can Be Fun is happy to join Adventures of 8 in this amazing giveaway!

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Summer is right around the corner; are YOU ready to get into that swim suit? Whether you need to lose a few pounds or fifty pounds or more, 5 Star Body by Vi Ambassador Shana can help you! Not sure what VISALUS™ is? It is the company behind the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge that challenges you to make your health a priority for the next 90 days. It’s the fastest-growing health challenge in North America, offering over $47 million a year in free products, prizes and dream vacations for those with the most inspiring 90-Day results!
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Joining the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge is unlike other weight loss and fitness challenges, as they offer affordable, fast and fun meals, online tools, a community to support you, and more!
  1. 90-DAY MONEY-BACK RESULTS GUARANTEE Now you have absolutely nothing to lose...but weight!
  2. $47 MILLION OVER $47 MILLION IN FREE PRODUCTS, PRIZES & VACATIONS* How much will you win in 2013?
  3. PROJECT 10 WEEKLY WINNERS Every week in 2013, we’re awarding a total of $10,000 to 10 people who lose 10 lbs. PLUS... Free “i LOST it” t-shirt for everyone who loses 10 lbs.
  4. MONTHLY CHALLENGE FINALISTS Finalists will now receive a professional photo shoot and free Vi-Gear!
  5. ULTIMATE TRANSFORMATION VACATION Your Before and After Party awaits, now with upgraded experiences and a $5,000 Beverly Hills Wardrobe Shopping Spree!
  6. CHALLENGE TRAINER Every resource you need to succeed on your Challenge, including and community support.
Once you join, you will also have Shana to help you every step of the way! So join the challenge today, by CLICKING HERE
Want to know why Shana believes in the Body by Vi Challenge? Read her story - "I am a 37 year old mother with 3 children, ages: 3 1/2, 7 and 9. I had all my babies via c-section. Talk about hard on the body and belly. I was pretty active as a child and young adult, but when my life changed and became all about the kiddos, I lost track of who I was. I love my kids and I love being a mom, but I didn't realize how I let myself go. I saw a picture of myself and I did not like what I saw. My little one is 3 1/2 and I realized this was no longer "baby weight". I knew I had to do something. So I set out on my transformation journey. The great thing is that my husband and I took the journey together. We now are like newlyweds as we each got a new spouse! I lost 20 pounds and he has lost over 100 pounds. We feel great! Now I am devoting my time to helping others along their journey. I want everyone to feel as incredible as I do and know all things really are possible." then 
Shana Then and NOW!
Want to be like Shana and her Hubby?

CLICK HERE to join the Body by Vi Challenge!

Shana's Hubby who lost over 100 Pounds! Be sure to be on the lookout for Adventures of 8's review of her Body by Vi Challenge!!!

Win it - a Body by Vi CORE KIT - a $199 Value

Core Kit 

One lucky winner will win the CORE KIT - which includes: The "Core" Kit helps you begin your journey by giving your body good nutritional balance. This kit contains 30 servings of balanced nutrition with our Vi-Shape™ Nutritional Shake Mix for once-a-day balanced nutrition. This kit includes a patented anti-aging and energy formula, balanced nutrition, and hydration and energy without the jitters. The program is founded on keeping your nutrition in balance with one shake per day, to help your body fuel itself with lean protein, digestive enzymes, fiber, calcium, and prebiotics to support your bodies normal regularity. This giveaway:
  • Will run from 12:01 am CST on Monday 3/25 until midnight on Monday 4/8
  • Is opened entrants 18 years and older living in USA
  • All mandatory entries MUST be completed and in the entry form
  • See all disclosures at the bottom of the entry form

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**DISCLOSURE** Saving Money Can Be Fun is acting as an advertisement for the Sponsor and is not responsible for prize. Prize will be given directly by Sponsor. This event is brought to you by Adventures of 8! If you are interested in sponsoring an event like this, please contact Adventures of 8!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Giveaway - Win a Chromebook Ends 4-10-13 US & Canada

Welcome to the Chromebook Giveaway!

Are you in the market for a new laptop or maybe you don't have one yet?  Here is your chance to win one instead of buying one.

The Samsung Chromebook 3G is a laptop that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. You can easily share it with multiple people; switching accounts takes seconds, and everyone gets their own files, apps and settings. And it's simple to use. There's no setup, and your files are automatically backed up in the cloud. At just 2.4 pounds, 0.7 inches thin, and with over 6.5 hours of battery life, the Samsung Chromebook can go anywhere you go. It's built to stay cool, so it doesn't need a fan and runs silently. It also includes 100GB of free Google Drive storage (for 2 years), a built-in webcam, and dual band Wi-Fi to make it easy to connect to wireless networks.
No more waiting for an affordable laptop. Go Chrome Today!

One lucky reader will receive a Samsung Chromebook 3G.

Giveaway ends April 10th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

What are you waiting for get your entries in today?  Who knows maybe you will be the lucky winner!  I am keeping my fingers crossed the winner comes from this blog.  I would love to hear from you if you do.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Blogger Opportunity - $1000 Cash Giveaway Free Option

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It's Raining Money Event

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: $1,000 Cash {paypal or visa}
Event dates: 4/1 - 5/1

Free Blogger Event: Sign Up HERE


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Blogger Opportunity - KOBO ARC Giveaway Free Option

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Kobo Arc Giveaway Event

Hosted by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prize: Kobo Arc 64GB {RV$400}
Event dates: 3/25 – 4/15


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Friday, March 15, 2013


Saving Money Can Be Fun has joined Blog with Mom and Adventures of My Family of 8 in this wonderful giveaway event! is the hottest place to score concert tickets at the lowest prices! As this concert season boasts numerous iconic artists touring throughout North America, 2013 is poised to be an unforgettable year for concert fans of every genre. You can search by Artist, Show, or Venue, or even browse by City or State to see what is coming to your area! And, don't forget to sign up for their daily emails to receive concert updates in your area! Don't miss out on FREE TICKET FRIDAYS - Every other Friday, during concert season, beginning on March 15, 2103, will give one lucky fan $200 to be used towards the purchase of any tickets on Giveaway -

Prize- One lucky winner will win $200 credit to - Details:
  • This giveaway will run from March 15th - March 29th
  • All Mandatory Entries MUST be completed
  • All entries must be IN the entry form
  • All entrants must be 18 years or older and live in the US
  • See full disclosures in the entry form
Good Luck entering, I hope the winner comes from this blog.  If you do win let me know I would love to hear from you and hear what concert you end up going to.
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*Prize disclaimer - credit good through 2013. It can be used 1 time, so all money must be used when purchase is made. With the $200, someone could purchase 4 - $50 tickets or use it towards a huge ticket purchase. Pretty much anything goes as long as it is done in one single purchase and used before the end of 2013. Saving Money Can Be Fun is participating in this giveaway. Winner will be chosen via and contacted directly by!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Recycling is Good For Us All

I am not sure about how you feel but I love companies that are putting forth an effort to help the environment.  Since joining this Arrowhead campaign I've been able to learn some great information about what Arrowhead is doing to help the environment.  I am so happy to spread the message about Arrowhead's efforts to help the environment.

  • Launched their ReBorn™ Bottle with 50% recycled plastic at a community event in San Francisco on America Recycles Day (November 15th)
  • Arrowhead partnered with Keep California Beautiful, about 150 volunteers beautified the Fisherman’s Wharf area.  Check out the great video on Arrowhead's Facebook page.
 Wondering what you can do to help make a difference too?

You can:
  • Recycle all of your plastic bottles to help Arrowhead get more recycled plastic to make their ReBorn™ Bottles.
  • Drink more Arrowhead water which is from bottles made of recycled plastic.
  • Visit Arrowhead's Facebook page and show them some love for what they are doing to help the environment. You can watch a video, Tweet or share on Facebook about what Arrowhead is doing or even thank them for the efforts they are making.
It would be great if recycling efforts in America could ramp up as this just helps everyone in the long run. Please see the Infographic below and see just how much room for improvement we have.

This post is sponsored by Arrowhead.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Giveaway - Kindle Fire US Only

Welcome to the Four Littles Media Kindle Fire Giveaway!

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Have you been wanting to have your own Kindle Fire?  Here is the great opportunity to enter to win one for yourself maybe even share with someone you love.  Just enter using the form below for your chance.  The more entries you complete the more chances you will have to win.

This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and up who reside in the United States. The giveaway will end 12am EST on April 1, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email announcement. All entries will be verified. The only entry required is the first one, completing extra entries only increase your chances of winning. This giveaway is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Please email with any questions or concerns.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. Saving Money Can Be Fun is not responsible for prize fulfillment. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Freebie - Calling All Pet Owners Download This eBook Free March 6-8, 2012

Calling all pet owners, are you looking for a way to cut the cost of having a pet.  Here is a great opportunity for you to download a free ebook on pet savings.  The free ebook is brought to you by Sarah of the blog Earning and Saving with Sarah.

The free ebook title "Four-Legged Frugality: The Pet Supplies Easy Savings Guide" will be free on Amazon Wednesday, March 6 through Friday, 8, 2012.  Please use the link below to access this free ebook

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Relationship With Recycling

Today I am sharing something that I feel is so important for all of us to participate in and that would be recycling.  You see recycling and I go way back, I can remember collecting stacks and stack of newspapers with my dad and taking them to the recycling center.  I don't remember if we got much money for doing it but it was something I did with my dad and it was kind of fun.  Fast forward about 40 years later and I am still into recycling.   I am lucky to live in a community where we have three separate trash cans, one of traditional waste, one for yard or plant clippings and one for recycling.  This certainly makes the process much easier.   I am not sure how widespread this type of system is but I would love to hear what you think. I do keep my bottles and cans separate and take them to a local recycling center and make a little cash. 

Here are some startling facts about recycling:
1. U.S. plastic beverage bottle recycling rates are only at about 30%
2. 2.8 Billion plastic bottles ended up in California landfills in 2011
3. Even though a package says it is “100% recycleABLE”, that does not mean it is made with recyclED plastic.  It just means it CAN BE recycled.  In fact, most containers are not made of recycled plastic.

Check out the great Infographic, it paints a clear picture of just how bad the recycling problem is in the US.

Here are some facts about Arrowhead's ReBorn Bottles
1. Arrowhead’s new ReBorn™ bottle is made with 50% recycled plastic and demonstrates how the plastic you recycle can be given a new life.
2. Due to the limited supply of high quality recycled plastic, we need your help in recycling so companies like Arrowhead® 100% Mountain Spring Water can use more recycled plastic in our products!

Please check out how Arrowhead is making a difference for the environment by visiting Arrowhead on Facebook.

It is wonderful to know that companies are doing their part for the environment!  I drive my husband crazy when I tell him not to put certain things in the trash because they are recyclable.  How do you feel about recycling?  Do you have any recycling centers close to you where you take recycling products.

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Blogger Opportunity - Free Option for Chromebook Giveaway

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Looking for an event to join check this one out 

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Chromebook 3G Giveaway Event

Hosted by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prize: Samsung Chromebook 3G
Event dates: 3/13 – 4/10


Coupons - Common Kindness

Have you heard of Common Kindness yet.  I love the idea that redeeming coupons can not only help yourself but help others as well.  Every time you redeem CommonKindness printable grocery coupons they provide funds to your favorite non-profit at no cost to you!

 Here's how it works:
    1.  Sign-up / Sign-in and select your favorite Non-Profit
    2.  Print and redeem grocery coupons
    3CommonKindness provides funds to your favorite Non-Profit

This is how it works companies pay an advertising fee to CommonKindness and they share 20% of funds received with the non-profits you select.

Register today to start saving money & helping others.

Here are some coupons that are currently available:

 Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas
All of Primal Pet Foods' raw foods and treats are produced using the freshest, human-grade, antibiotic-free and steroid-free meats, poultry and game, certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins. Primal Pet Foods procures its meats, poultry and game from ranchers throughout the United States who take pride in producing wholesome sources of protein through natural, sustainable agriculture.

Fresh Ground Bone for Calcium

All Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas contain fresh ground bone for calcium supplementation. This combination of ingredients offers optimum levels of the amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids, natural-occurring enzymes, and necessary vitamins and minerals that are the building blocks for your pet's healthy biological functions.
Fighting Diet-Related Pet Diseases

Primal Pet Foods feels it is imperative to offer an alternative source of nutrition to our pets as an alarming number of our beloved animals are being diagnosed with diet-related disease. Produced with only the highest quality raw ingredients, all Primal products offer pets a superior form of highly digestible amino acids, vitamins and minerals, the building blocks of every animal's biological function.

Primal Pet Foods is committed to elevating the health of all pets and to educating their owners as to the benefits of feeding high-quality nutritional foods and treats as a superior alternative to processed pet foods.

About Primal Pet Food

Primal Pet Foods is a San Francisco-based manufacturer of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods and treats for dogs and cats. Primal Pet Foods was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of
animals in the wild.

 This is just a sampling of the coupons available on Common Kindness.  You can see all the available coupons here.

There are no affiliate links in this post.  I have not received anything for posting about Common Kindness.