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FREE 8 x 10 from Walgreens Dec. 21 only. Use code TODAY8X10

FREE Twix Candy Bar from Kroger

Visit before 11:59 p.m. PST today, and download your coupon (must redeem by January 4).

Don't forget to load your FREE coupon every Friday at Kroger. This week is a Twix candy bar. Woo Hoo FREE stocking stuffer!

FREE Military Night at The Southern Lights

Military Night at The Southern Lights 
Tuesday, Dec 17 5:30p to 10:00p
Kentucky Horse Park LexingtonKY
The Southern Lights are on now throughDec. 31Tuesday, December 17th, The Southern Lights salutes our military families! Get in free with valid military ID. The Southern Lights are presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentuck

Fun Event Lexington Area Chick-fi-A

Don't Overlook FREE Stuff in Your Mailbox FREE L.L. Bean

Order Summary
Total Before Savings:$9.95
Merchandise Savings:-$9.95
1 Item Ordered:$0.00
Shipping and Handling:FREE
Balance Applied:$0.00

You will not be charged for backordered items until they have shipped.
Savings on This Order: $9.95

This is a crazy time of year when you get tons of catalogs. Keep an eye on those catalogs for crazy good deals. Right now on the L.L. Bean catalog there is a personal code for $10.00 off anything with FREE shipping on everything. So you can order a $9.98 L.L. Bean Water Bottle and it will be 100% FREE.

Free tickets to Yes, Virginia at Music Hall for all Active Military, Veterans and Retirees.

AFTA-Cincinnati has just received a generous donation of 300 Free tickets to  Yes, Virginia at Music Hall on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. for all active military, veterans and retirees.   Please register on the website at this link for up to 4 tickets.  No voucher is needed, your tickets will be emailed to you.  There is no need to call them to confirm.  A guest list will be sent to them on December 10, 2013.
Thanks and Enjoy the Event!

Joyce Elkus
Founder and Director
Armed Forces Tickets Association - Cincinnati
Reach us by email:
by phone: 513-841-2382

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FREE 8x10 photo from Walgreens

Now until Nov. 30 get a FREE 8x10 photo print at Walgreens when you use the code TURKEY8X10 at checkout. 

Easy Way to Earn 4X Fuel Points at Kroger

Kroger Earn 4X Fuel Points on Hundreds of Gift Cards + SAVE with Exclusive Digital Coupons!
For a limited time, you can earn 4x fuel points when you purchase Gift Cards in-store!* Plus, save with hot digital coupons on select Gift Cards through December 24. Check out our page before you shop this holiday season, load digital coupons for Gift Cards, and cross everyone off your list!
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Daily deals for moms, babies and kids 

Have you joined zulily? It is a fantastic daily deals site offering up to 70% off boutique brands for moms, babies and kids. Browse for unique apparel, gear, toys, accessories and more - great selections for kids of all ages and some great steals for parents, too. The sales only last for a little while so sign up for your free membership to receive access to the site and a daily sales email with all of the scoop. 

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Why do I blog? I blog to help you Save Money And Stay Home with your kids. I have not monetized my blog. I view my blog as a ministry. That being said if you are  my daily email list the list has stopped until I can find a FREE way to send my daily email recaps. I was paying $4 a month to have my email list severer. Which is crazy. If I am teaching you how to save money but I am losing $4 that is just crazy. So, I am looking for a way to get the email list severer going for FREE. It is a painful trade off  not having a email list right now but it is all in the name of being SMASHing.

If you want to keep up to date with late braking deals like SMASH with your kids on Facebook.

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FREE Chick-fil-A Sandwich in Central Kentucky

Do a good deed and get a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich. Bring a new unwrapped toy to a Central KY CFA between now and Dec. 9 and receive a FREE CFA sandwich.

Tips for Getting Stuff for FREE

I got a FREE box of hair color today. How did I do that you ask? Here is how:
1. I went to CVS and used a Manufacturer's Coupon for $4 off Natural Instincts that I got from Target.
Tip: If you get a coupon from one retailer you can use it at any retailer as long as it is a Manufacturer's Coupon.
2. Natural Instincts was on sale for $5.99
3. I got a CVS Extrabucks of $2 to use on my next purchase.
4. So the grand total is I made $0.01 and got a FREE box of hair color. You can find deals like this too. Just keep your eyes open and don't buy anything you don't need and you will win at this couponing game. Have a SMASHing day!

20 FREE Christmas or Anything Cards from Walgreens

How do you make your holiday cards extra special? Try adding confetti, glitter or sequin stars into each envelope for a celebratory surprise. Speaking of surprises, Like our page for a set of 20 FREE Photo Cards! Click here:

I Saved 99 Percent Today and You Can Too

Today, I used coupons and retailers offers to get $105.00 work of items for only $1.50. That is 99% off. How did I do it? Here is how:

The coat in the photo is a coat for Baylor. I got it from Lands End for FREE. How did I get it for FREE? 

Well, Lands End has a lifetime guarantee See it here 
So, when the zipper broke on Baylor's coat that we bought three years ago I take it back and got this new coat for FREE. By the way the coat from three years ago still fit Baylor. We buy coats a bit big to last a little longer.

The family photo was FREE from Walgreens. If you are not on their mailing list get on it now here. Walgreens often sends out FREE photo deals.

The Cra-Z-loom is from Toys R Us and I got it for FREE with a coupon I got for FREE from Groupon. If you are not using Groupon sing up here today. A fact I did not know before today. My Groupon was for $15 and the Cra-Z-loom was $14.99 because my price was below the $15.00 Groupon value I did not owe any taxes. How cool is that! 

The Chick-fil-A tea was FREE with my 2013 CFA calendar rewards card. Look for the 2014 CFA rewards calendar at your CFA.

The socks and candles were only $1.39. I used a $10 off $10 or more coupon that was mailed to me from Kohl's. If you are not on their mailing list sign up today here. I get a $10 off $10 coupon every few months.

At CVS I scanned my rewards card and got coupons for FREE mascara and FREE pain relief caplets. All I had to pay was $0.11 in taxes. If you are not a member of rewards get a rewards card next time you are at CVS.

Notice how I got all these deals today. In an effort to Save Money And Stay Home with my kids I try to save all my shopping for one day so I am not wasting time and gas making multiple trips.

Gift Card Deals

Now this the time to be on the lookout for deals at all your favorite stores and restaurants. A great example is if you buy a $25 Jamba Juice gift card you will receive a small smoothie for FREE. You can give the card or keep it for yourself and us throughout the year.

The bottom line this team of year is always ask and see if you get anything extra for buying a gift card.

Outback FREE Bloomin' Onion for Veterans

FREE Haircut of Veterans

Great Clips Free Haircut
On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, military members can come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use any day before the end of the year, 12/31/2913. Customers who also come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard.

 Tons more Veterans Day Deals Here

Cancer Scare - But Don't Call Me A Vegan

So what a crazy week it has been. Last week I got a call on my home phone and laughed and told my hubby it has to be a parent or a kid's school because nobody else calls us on the home phone. Nope, it was UK Hospital calling to say something was wrong with my mammogram, but they couldn't tell me the problem over the phone and I would have to come in for another mammogram and ultrasound within the week.

I had a peace that can only come from the Holy Spirit and I was not worried but you can't help but think about the what ifs. What would the lives of my hubby, kids, and family be like without me? Have I loved people enough?  Have I planted seeds? Have I been a blessing to the people in my path?  And a million other soul-searching thoughts that popped up over a long week.

It was a long week waiting to go back for testing. I noticed I don't have enough photos of me with the kids, hubby, and family. If I was gone tomorrow I would regret all the times I jumped out of photos for my own vanity -- I look too fat, my hair is crazy bla bla bla. I walked in this crazy kinda daze for a week.

But out of that hazy week came prayer and clarity. Three years ago when my then 11 year old son was stuck with Burkitt's Lymphoma, we started to study about all things health. One thing became every clear to us. The way we eat as Americans is killing us. We have worked really hard for the past three years to eat better, cleaner more whole. We have known for a while that a plant-based diet was the best for health but that just seemed too hard and crazy. 

Before my test I felt a very strong leading of the Holy Spirit to move our family towards a plant-based diet. I don't like the word Vegan because it has all kinds of political junk that goes along with it. Yes, I will wear wool and leather. I am not going to call myself a Vegan. I will call myself a Genesis 1:29 eater.

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. Genesis 1:29-30.

So, I will eat the way God originally intended for us to eat; no meat, dairy, or anything that was ever an animal.

After four hours of testing and waiting in a lovely pink open front grown in a room with eight other women wearing the same lovely gown my test revealed all the problems on my mammogram were poly-cystic disease; not cancer. God is good all the time! I will be curious to see if the poly-cystic disease goes away as I switch to a plant-based diet.

If you want to see a few movies that have lead me to this point watch 

Forks Over Knives (2011) or the Gerson Miracle.

So after a week of walking in fog, I am going to be in more pictures, be more evangelical, love people more, and eat like I live in Genesis 1:29. 

FREE Paper Shredding in Lexington Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Lexington will offer one day of FREE paper shredding 

Saturday, Nov. 9, at the old landfill pad, 1631 Old Frankfort 

Pike, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

FREE way to Donate $1 to the Wounded Warrior Project

Thank our veterans, and Heinz will donate $1 to the

Wounded Warrior Project. Details at

Jimmy John’s celebrates their Customer Appreciation Day Thursday with $1 subs

Jimmy John’s celebrates their Customer Appreciation Day Thursday with $1 subs.
Every year, all Jimmy John’s in Lexington and the surrounding areas agree on a day to sell their 8 inch subs for only $1. That day for Lexington is from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

If you don't live in or around Lexington Google Jimmy John’s celebrates their Customer Appreciation Day to see when your $1 sub day will be held.

FREE Summer Camps and Family Camps for Kids with Special Needs or Major Illnesses

If you have a kiddo who has/had a major illness or has a life long special need check out The Center for Courageous Kids. They offer camps and family camps at no cost. I can't say enough kind words about CCK. We really enjoy the family camps because our non-oncology kids feel extra special and loved on by the  CCK Counselors.   

Here is a link to the 2014 Camps.

I have Mystery Shops for You

Everyone who has asked me about Mystery Shopping if you want to send me a message with your email address I have referral shops for you. Also, I need your zip code. Mystery Shopping is a great way to make extra money.

Act Fast and Get a $15 Toys R Us Gift Card for Only $15

If you are not signed up for Groupon today is the day to sign up. You can use my link to sign up and when you do you can go to this link to get a Toys R Us $15 gift card for only $7.50.

Military Save 20% at Bed Bath and Beyond Nov. 9-11, 2013

FREE Doughnut For Wearing Your Costume to Krispy Kreme Oct. 31

Get  a FREE Doughnut For Wearing Your Costume to Krispy Kreme Oct. 31. Also, don't forget Krisby Kreme will give your kids a FREE doughnut for every A on their report card up to six FREE.

Save 75% on Prescriptions

If you have a regularly re-occurring prescription to be filled, you can save 75% when ordering in bulk.

A great way to save money and time is to ask your doctor to write your prescriptions to last three months. On most plans these medications will have the same copay if they are written in a quantity of 30, 60 or 90 days.

I save over $80 per year with this tip and save myself nine trips to the Drug Store.

BONUS TIP: Have multiple prescriptions? Schedule them all on 90 day cycles whenever possible, to reduce trips to the doctor and drug store, co-pays, and prescription fees.

FREE Treats with Kids Report Card

 Take your kids report cards and get great FREE goodies!

Chuck E. Cheese gives free tokens
Graeter's will give the kiddos a FREE scoop

Krispy Kreme Doughnut will give a doughnut for every A with a max of 6 doughnuts

Great Harvest Bread will give a free cookie

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Kentucky you get 1oz off your order for each A on your report card

Veteran's Day Freebies and Deals

Here is a link to a few sites that list Veteran's Day Freebies and deals.

There are plenty of Veterans Day free meals to be had this year as well as some other additional discounts on items other than food. You'll be able to stop into any of the restaurants below on or around Veterans Day this year to get your free meal.
Tip: Pay close attention to the date listed and what you need to bring so you qualify for the free meal. They don't all take place on Veterans Day (Monday, November 11, 2013) and some require different forms of identification.
Tip: Some of these Veterans Day free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part.This list is 6 pages long! Look through them all so you don't miss out on a favorite.
Looking for more freebies like this one? There are plenty of other military freebies that are available all year round. You can also get free meals on your birthday at many restaurants around the country.

Golden Corral Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013© Golden Corral
On Monday, November 11, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves.
All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.
Last year, Golden Corral served over 375,000 veterans a Veterans Day free meal!

Applebee's Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013© Applebee's
Stop into a participating Applebee's on Monday, November 11, 2013 to get your Veterans day free meal. You'll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veteran's Day menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. You can see the complete menu by using the link above. This deal is dine-in only and beverages and gratuity are not included.
You'll need to bring in one proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.
Find an Applebee's near you and call ahead to find out if they are participating in the Veterans Day free meal.

Olive Garden Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013© Olive Garden
Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all veterans on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Veterans can choose a free entree from a special menu. All these entrees come with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of unlimited soup or salad.
Find an Olive Garden near you.

Krispy Kreme Veterans Day Free Doughnut and Coffee (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013© Krispy Kreme
Veterans can start their Veteran's Day off with a free breakfast at Krispy Kreme that includes a doughnut and a small coffee. No purchase is necessary.
Find a Krispy Kreme near you to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie.

Menchie's Veterans Day Free Frozen Yogurt (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013Photo © Menchie's
Menchie's will be giving out free 6 oz. cups of frozen yogurt to veterans all day on Veterans Day.
Find out where a Menchie's is near you.

LongHorn Steakhouse Veterans Day Free Texas Tonion (November 11 - 14, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013© LongHorn Steakhouse
LongHorn Steakhouse is giving away free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans who stop into their local Longhorn Steakhouse on Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14, 2013.
You'll need to bring proof of service with you for this freebie such as wearing your uniform or showing Military ID.

Shoney's Veterans Day Free All-American Burger (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013© Shoney's
Shoney's will be having a Veterans Day free meal in 2013 that consists of a free All-American Burger. This is for veterans as well as active duty military.
Proof of military service is required and it's for dine-in only. Find aShoney's near you.

Tim Hortons Veterans Day Free Donut (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013© Tim Hortons
All U.S. locations of Tim Hortons is giving away free donuts to all active and inactive U.S. military veterans on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Veterans will need to be in uniform or show military ID. No purchase necessary.