If You are not Mystery Shopping You Should Be

 I did a crazy fun cosmetics Mystery Shop at the mall today. You can too! I currently conduct mystery shopping with an industry-leading company called BestMark, and enjoy the assignments they provide... and the free services and extra cash is definitely a plus!  It's free to sign up as a BestMark shopper and you are able to view the opportunities in your area as soon as you are hired into the system.  The best part is that I get to provide feedback about the experiences I have at local businesses and I get paid for it!

Here is a link to their free application:

About BestMark
BestMark has been in business for over 26 years and has all types of assignments (auditing, mystery shopping, exit interviews) across many industries, ranging from retail to automotive to restaurants and more!

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FREE Panda Express Oct.2

Oct. 2 get FREE Honey Sesame Chicken at Panda Express. Click here for the coupon.

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5 Simple Planning Strategies to Save Money And Stay Home with Your Kids

Do you want to save money and stay home with your kids? It will take a little planning, but you can do it.

Making a plan and then sticking to the plan, will save you big money.  Here are Five Planning Steps I use every day to save money and stay home with my kids.
1. Make a Grocery List and Stick to it    Fifty-seven percent of respondents to an eZonomics poll said they spend less when grocery shopping if they have a shopping list.
2. Have An Emergency Fund    By planning ahead for an emergency you will not need to fall back on credit cards as a last resort. 
3. Plan a Written Budget    Budgeting is just spending your money with intention and a plan. Here's the hard part, don't buy anything that isn't already in your budget.
4. Never Buy Just Because It Is On Sale    Plan what you need and then find it at the best price. Don't fall victim to an irresistible deal.
5. Plan Your Treats  Plan your treats like movie dates, out to eat meals and entertainment around coupons and deals.

My youngest child Baylor, who just turned 7 this week, inherited my Type A planning gene. He came to me with a To Do List for his day and wants to call a family meeting to hold people accountable for their chores. His desire to be organized is adorable.

Plan where every dollar will go, stick to your plan. You can do it! 

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Use Facebook to Save Money on Big Purchases

It is not always easy to Save Money And Stay Home with your kids. This month we put two kids in glasses and one in braces, all big ticket items.  

Whenever you have to make a BIG purchase ask your friends in your Social Media world for tips.

It's fast, free, and incredibly valuable.

I asked friends on Facebook who they used for their kids orthodontist and why. It was a great conversation. I learned all kinds of tips I needed to know to be a better consumer, saving me time and money.

More important than money, my Facebook survey led us to a Christian orthodontist who is great at what he does and has a Christ-like bedside manner.

So, whether you are shopping for a car, a house, or braces, just ask your Facebook friends for advice.

Three Tips to Save at Kroger

1. Noticed the new coupon categories in red on the Kroger iPhone app? I got a lot of items for FREE today. These new red coupon categories didn't show up until I updated my app the other day. I downloaded all the FREE coupons under Exclusive Savings and got $10 worth of FREE Items.

2. Look on your Kroger receipt for WOW Fuel Points. You can earn 50 fuel points once a week for filling out an online survey.

3. Link your Kroger Card to http://www.kroger.com/promotions/Pages/default.aspx for FREE Friday Downloads, This Friday: FREE Hillshire Farm Bold Flavored Lunchmeat with Digital Coupon
September 27 only, download a digital coupon for a FREE package of Hillshire Farm Bold Flavored Lunchmeat directly to your Plus Card! Coupon offer redeemable through October 12, 2013.

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Melaleuca Non-Toxic Products

I had lunch the other day with my neighbor Michelle. She is a rep for a really cool company called Melaleuca. If you are looking for non-toxic products here is her info:

I am a new Mom myself and learning all the truth behind the products I use was overwhelming. A friend introduced me to a wellness company that has given me back my sanity! Melaleuca is a green manufacturing company, for the last 27 years they have been keeping true to their mission of ‘Enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals’. They offer over 400 exceptional products and reasonable prices, convenience of shopping online and delivery to your door, and a guarantee that all their products are non-toxic and offer health and wellness to your family. More important to all of those things is the heart this company has for people. They work hard at building relationship and trust with their customers there are no hidden agendas they are honest and that means more to me when considering the well-being of my family than anything else. If you are just a little curious or want more information on how to get these products delivered to your front doorstep please contact me, Michelle Adams 859-913-4862 or mitchlee14@gmail.com
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Watch your Receipt for Great Deals

How can you Save Money And Stay Home with your kids? Always keep an eye out for deals. Great deals that are often over looked are the deals printed on the bottom of your receipt.

Right now in my area Chick-fil-A has a receipt offer for a FREE sandwich.
Sonic has an offer for a FREE Route 44 drink on their receipt.

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Sept. 19th for your FREE Cup of Moes Famous Queso

Got this text today. Moes Lexington - Love Moes Famous

Queso? Love free stuff? Then swing by Moes anytime on 

Thursday, Sept. 19th for your FREE cup of Moes Famous 

Queso. Check with your local Moes to see if they are taking 

part in this promotion.

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Dress like a Pirate get FREE Krispy Kreme Sept. 19

Ahoy There Mateys! Thursday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. 

 To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. Visit http://KrispyKreme.com/Pirate for more information.

To claim yer bounty on September 19, ye must:

Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme shop and Talk like a pirate for one FREE Original Glazed doughnut.
• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme location in full pirate costume for one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the following items: NO WEAPONS ALLOWED!

• Eye Patch
• Pirate Hat
• Bandana
• Peg Leg
• Parrot on Shoulder
• Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
• Knickers
• Leather Belt
• Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
• Pirate Hook
• Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals

Offer good for one free doughnut per customer who talks like a pirate to a Krispy Kreme team member at a participating shop. One free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts per customer who wears a full pirate costume into a participating Krispy Kreme location. Redeemable on September 19, 2013 only at participating Krispy Kreme US locations

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Signs of Childhood Cancer- September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are very aware of childhood and cancer and I want to help you know the signs. Push your doctor. Never let them send you away without finding a reason behind your child's symptoms. We let a doctor send us away too many times and it almost cost my son his life. God is good all the time and our son is in remission on his way to total healing.

Signs of Childhood Cancer

Continued, unexplained weight loss
Headaches, often with early morning vomiting
Increased swelling or persistent pain in bones, joints, back, or legs
Lump or mass, especially in the abdomen, neck, chest, pelvis, or armpits
Development of excessive bruising, bleeding, or rash
Constant infections
 whitish color behind the pupil
Nausea which persists or vomiting without nausea
Constant tiredness or noticeable paleness
Eye or vision changes which occur suddenly and persist
Recurrent or persistent fevers of unknown origin

You can see my son's story HERE