Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Free Rachael Ray Dog Food Coupon Sample

It's always fun to try a new food for your beloved dog. Here's a free sample I found that you can order:
Just click here to go to the site:
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Win Live Tickets to American Idol Or Idol Duffel Bags daily

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You can win 2 tickets to American Idol Live in L.A., plus American Idol duffel bags every day in this contest.

Baseball fans: Win some Baseball Gear

I don't get paid to tell you about this stuff but I have one a couple facebook advertised contests in the past so I want to share when I find one you might enjoy.
Baseball fans can win some gear by clicking here:

Win VIP Tickets to Meet Stars of The Hunger Games

Meet the Stars of The Hunger Games
This is just for their fans on Facebook. So you just need to click "like".

Win A Free Stuff: Embossed Artsy Hand Made Greeting Card - Auctions for Free Stuff

I honor of Leap Day I'm making the leap to venture back onto Listia today so I'm using that site to offer a giveaway to you, my readers, as well:

I am offering one of my made-to-order custom cards to the highest bidder using their Listia credits, which you earn free just by joining Listia free and other free ways.

Here's what you can win, so come and bid within the next 3 days please!

I'll use quality cardstock and my art tools & supplies to make you a card with the theme of your choice:
- birthday
- thank you
- blank
with either:
pale blue
pale green
or combos thereof plus artsy additions
matching envelope of course.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Will include embossing, inking and other techniques.
Created in smoke-free, perfume-free and pet-free studio.
Let me know your wishes when you win.,
Standard card size.

Free Texas Travel Guide

I love travel guides. They help us wish and plan for possible future trips plus learn about the area they cover. Plus when homeschooling, we can plan our imaginary trips to a "T" using them so that maybe someday...
Texas has their latest one coming out.
You can order yours here:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Prepaid Card Can Help You Build Your Credit Score

Card Art
I heard from Crowdtap that American Express has a new prepaid card that helps you build your credit.

They are targeting recent graduates, etc. Which brings back memories, American Express was my first credit card in college, lol.

Although credit cards can be scary, I can see where it would be good to build your credit in case you ever want to buy a house or car someday.

Check it out here and maybe you can rate "like" to help one of my charities, "Invisible Children" at the same time:
(No, I don't get paid to talk about American Express either, lol.)

President Thomas Jefferson Can Help In Your Homeschool

Homeschool Freebie of the Day: has an interesting-sounding free PDF ebook download today: "THE 7 KEYS RE-BOOT (PDF ebook) by Oliver & Rachel DeMille

As Jime describes it: "This is an EXCELLENT ebook is based on the authors’ “A Thomas Jefferson Education” books for helping your students when they face learning challenges. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"

From the introduction:

Read the 7 Keys Re-Boot each time you or your student faces a learning challenge. Read with your student and her current learning challenge specifically in mind. Write your thoughts and ideas that come as you read, and then apply them."

Who couldn't use some help facing challenges, once in a while? I'm going to check it out. I imagine it could help in a brick and mortar classroom too :)

Just click the blog title or link above to go check it out:

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

US Tax System Explained Using Burgers And Fries!

I found a really cool article lesson that can teach kids and adults alike about The US Tax System Explained in Simple Terms: It's wonderful for homeschoolers, classroom students, and adults of all ages alike!
I love how it's explained using fast food that many folks can relate to (albeit sometimes unfortunately, lol)
And no better time than the present to understand those pesky taxes!

A Different Chance To Win Tickets To Spring Training

Spring Training games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick are about to begin – and Talking Stick Resort is giving away free tickets for your chance to get in on the action!

All you have to do is "Like" Talking Stick Resort on Facebookand fill out the information form once between now and April 4th and you will be automatically entered to win every week. There will be two (2) winners drawn each Wednesday and Friday of the contest who will each receive two (2) tickets to a designated game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Any baseball or travel fans out there?
Just click here to find out more:
(and no, none of these places are paying me to tell you about their contests, I just like to share :)

Win Free Popcorn And Print Free Oscar Ballots

73rd Academy Awards
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Moviefone is giving away #FREE popcorn to anyone who has downloaded their moviefone app on their phone, becomes a fan of moviefone on facebook, follows moviefone on twitter (@moviefone) or signs up for the moviefone newsletter. Be sure to visit us before the Oscars at 1787 N. Highland from 11a-4pm with 5 new gourmet flavors.
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Free Constitution 101 Online College Course Great for Homeschool or Classroom -- Pre-recorded

Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution
"Constitution 101

“Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College."

In this course, you can:

  • watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus;
  • study the same readings taught in the College course;
  • submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty;
  • access a course study guide;
  • test your knowledge through weekly quizzes; and
  • upon completion of the course, receive a certificate from Hillsdale College.

You must register in order to participate in Constitution 101.Even if you have already signed up for a previous Hillsdale webcast or seminar, we ask that you complete the simple registration process for Constitution 101. There is no cost to register for this course, but we ask that you consider a donation to support our efforts to educate millions of Americans about our nation’s Founding documents and principles.

Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience. All lessons archived–start anytime!

You will receive an email each week informing you that new material is available.

  1. The American Mind
    Larry P. Arnn
    Monday, February 20

  2. The Declaration of Independence
    Thomas G. West
    Monday, February 27

  3. The Problem of Majority Tyranny
    David Bobb
    Monday, March 5

  4. Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny
    Kevin Portteus
    Monday, March 12

  5. Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government
    Will Morrisey
    Monday, March 19

  6. Religion, Morality, and Property
    David Bobb
    Monday, March 26

  7. Crisis of Constitutional Government
    Will Morrisey
    Monday, April 2

  8. Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
    Kevin Portteus
    Monday, April 9

  9. The Progressive Rejection of the Founding
    Ronald J. Pestritto
    Monday, April 16

  10. The Recovery of the Constitution
    Larry P. Arnn
    Monday, April 23

Click here to sign up and for more info:

Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the U.S. Constitution - Hillsdale College:

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Win a Free Nikon Camera

pictureline inc.
Business giving away a Nikon D800!
Fill out the form on the page below for a chance to win

Free Helicopter Fighting Video Game Today Only

Here's a game it seems like plenty of gamers will enjoy, especially military or flying afficionados:
"Players can try their skills at three campaigns: Islands, Europe and the Middle East. As they complete levels, players gain access to new, more maneuverable helicopters, more powerful enemies and unexpected surprises.

Easy game controls allow new players to quickly get in the thick of things.
In addition to helicopters, some missions can be completed at the controls of combat fighters. Survival mode offers a rapid-fire shooting gallery option for gameplay. Ready for takeoff? Wheels up!"
Click here to download your copy, but it's free for today only so hurry :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Free Videogame Featuring Turtles and Magic Today Only...Hurry!

Turtix screenshot
I've always thought turtles are cute. So today's Game Giveaway of the Day. Today: Turtix: sounds like it might be fun.
If you don't mind things with magic in them, and maybe even if you want to reward your homeschooler or other student for doing that science project about turtles, here's how the site describes it:
"Turtix. A charming new hero is born! Help Turtix to rescue his friends and collect the scattered pieces of the magic amulet."
Turtix didn’t know what would happen when he tried casting a powerful spell without the supervision of his teacher. When he lost control of the magic and it shattered an amulet that maintained peace and harmony throughout his world, he thought the worst had happened. Then he learned dark forces had invaded five islands and kidnapped all of the young turtles from the School of Magic! Determined to set things right, the brave and commendable Turtix set out to rescue his friends and collect the scattered pieces of the amulet.

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Help The Sierra Club: Protect CA's Central Coast

FLD_CA Otters
Protect the earth's wild heritage and designate CA's Central Coast a National Marine Sanctuary! Believe me, I know firsthand how gorgeous it is and how it warrants protection!

Home to some of our most vulnerable wildlife, the Central Coast is threatened by toxic, chemical-laden runoff and the expansion of oil drilling. The southern sea otter, western snowy plover, and hundreds of other species are at risk.

We can't let polluters continue to recklessly endanger wildlife and foul our waters in the name of profit! Designation as a National Marine Sanctuary will shield this section of coast from continued industrial pollution while encouraging its study and sustainable use.

Tell the San Luis Obispo County Supervisors that our Central Coast must be granted National Marine Sanctuary status!"
I am for sure.
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Free Ebook: Creating Your Personal Life Plan | Michael Hyatt

Creating a Life Plan Cover
I found out from following the "Blissdom" posts some (boy, do I wish I could be there :) ) that Michael Hyatt is giving this cool book away for free.
Here's a little of how he describes it:

"most people spend more time planning a one-week vacation than they spend planning their life.

I believe that this is why so many people end up discouraged, disillusioned, and wondering what went wrong. They arrived at the wrong destination.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can live your life on purpose by creating your own personal life plan."

You can’t buy Creating a Personal Life Plan in a bookstore. In fact, you can’t buy it anywhere on the Internet. There’s only one way to get it—by subscribing to his FREE email newsletter.
Click here to sign up:

Friday, February 24, 2012

Help End Child Hunger!

ConAgra Foods sent out an amazing message to attendees of Blissdom that they are going to donate up to 40,000 meals to stop child hunger during Blissdom. ConAgra Foods will donate one meal for every tweet during the conference that includes the #childhunger hashtag. This of course caught our attention because WOW, what a great thing to do! TheMission Giveaway Group is focused on making sure that all 40,000 meals are donated because that is what we are all about and we have amazing readers that can help us achieve this goal. Together we can move mountains!
Click here to read more:

Love baseball? I found a Contest Where you can Win a Trip to Spring Training in Arizona

It's a trip for 2 and includes airfare, hotel, rental car and game tickets.
Click here if you want to check it out and enter. I hope you hit a home run!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Free 1 Buck Coupon for Italian Sausage

Johnsonville Kitchens

Free $1.50 Stouffer’s Coupon

You can click here to register and get yours on Facebook:

Laker Fans Can Win 2 Tickets

Might be fun to see a Lakers basketball game in person, huh?
Click here to enter free:

Free Organic Coffee Sample
Here's how they describe their coffee: "One Love brings our carefully selected, 100% Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans to you. Full of floral notes and revealing hints of blueberry, cocoa and spice, this well-rounded coffee tantalizes your palate, leaving a profound cherry finish. Brew an extra cup, and "let's get together and feel all right.""
Sounds exotic...yummy.
Click here to get yours:
Thanks "Heavenly Steals" :)

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Free Ocean Spray Craisins Sample...Hurry!

Ocean Spray
I love free samples in the mail. Like getting a present.
I love cranberries too so I can't wait to get this sample.
Hurry if you want to get your free sample, cuz they're limited!
Click here:

Buy One Get One Free Cherry Cranberry Ocean Spray Drink Coupon PLUS Sweepstakes to go to NYC

Ocean Spray
I happily printed this coupon because this is really good stuff. :) And free is always great, lol.
Wouldn't mind winning the cash and trip to NYC either:
I'd have to go to a Broadway play. Maybe I'd run into Audra MacDonald, (sp?) the singer and actress I once sang and danced with on stage when I was younger in Fresno. She has since won a Tony award (I knew she would someday, lol) and starred in network television's "Private Practice."
Click here for your coupon, but hurry supplies are limited.

Take the ProHeart Pledge Free and Bayer will Donate a Buck

I am ProHeart
With my pledge, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease will receive a one-time $1 donation from Bayer, and each week I’ll try new tips to improve my health. I am pledging myself to try harder and to do better, because my heart deserves the best.
Won't you join me? They had raised $680 for WomensHeart so far when I pledged :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

18 Free Colorful Geography Fact Cards About Landforms For Homeschool Etc. do I tell the difference...
Ever heard that proclamation from a child, albeit with the different "but" implied?
     These visuals ought to help. And yes, I spelled "but" wrong on purpose, forgive me for being punny on occasion, lol.

As 2 Dynamic Moms put it "Do you know your butte from your isthmus? At the very front of the text it has physical land form pictures with their names as a reference. So I created these land form fact cards that helps any age be able to memorize the physical landforms."

Wow I love the freebies on this homeschooling blog. I'm going to print these on nice white cardstock when I can get some, AND when I can afford the ink, lol. Meanwhile, I downloaded the great PDF and it'll be great to play these with the kids:

To Learn About My Excess Backside or Tickle My Funny Bone, that is the Question

I like Dr. Oz. I've learned a lot from many of his shows. I wish it weren't on at the same time as Ellen since I don't have access to a DVR :( I was gonna forgo Ellen today because Dr. Oz is about being overweight and Lord knows I can use that, but I've got to admit it's so depressing to hear how I should get rid of my large posterior even though Dr. Oz always does it in a nice way)

I read and listen to quite a bit about getting healthier. I know I need to do it, and hey, I've even lost some weight lately. But the way today's been going, I need some laughs instead. So I'm switching to the Ellen show today again. No, I probably won't learn anything important. But I'll probably see her help somebody and make them happy, which makes me happy. Plus I'll laugh at something silly, probably.
So even though I was watching the Dr. Oz show just now and I should still be, I guess, hey, I need some laughs instead today Ellen!. :) (She makes me laugh a lot lately, now that I've started watching her more often.)

I mentioned my Battle in My Brain about What to Watch Just Now on and somebody actually thought it was funny, yay. "I think you burn calories while laughing, so it's all good. Get up & dance while you watch her. :-) " they said to me.

I agree! Great idea! Who doesn't need to get up and dance? Or at least dance and move more in my seat with my mobility woes. :)

Thanks for the laughter and heartwarming stories, Ellen.

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So Many Smores Recipes, So Little Time!

Inside-Out S'mores
Yum. So many new ways to make Smores! They had a chef from the French Culinary Academy today on The Nate Berkus Show and wow, chocolate and marshmellows are so much fun. :) (I'd leave out any cinnamon though 'cuz I'm allergic,)
As I said on "GetGlue", "So glad Nate is leaving the recipes for them on my youngest would love love these recipes for "smachos", "smores chocolate chip cookies" and upside down smores!

Free "Island of the Blue Dolphins" Project Pack for Homeschoolers etc.

"Hands of a Child" has some marvelous homeschool products, so this freebie is especially exciting to me. My daughter loved this book, for instance, as did I. So I can't wait for my younger kids to read this book and use this resource as soon as possible. :) "Island of the Blue Dolphins." Hooray!

Teachers: Win a School Lounge Makeover

I thought this might interest all my wonderful teacher followers who
work in Brick and Mortar schools. :)

Free Ebook About Teaching Business Communications Tips

Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog
Click the “Like” button on Facebook to unlock a free
38-page ebook about teaching Business Communications:
Discover dozens of exciting ideas that will make your classes more useful and interesting!

Win $2,000 for Medical Expenses

Click here to enter:

Donate a $1 To Needy Animals For Free

Nutrish Each Like here will donate $1 to animals in need:

No purchase required. $1 contribution for each new Rachael Ray Nutrish® Facebook "Like" during the Promotion Period. Must be 13 years of age or older. LIMIT: One (1) "Like" contribution per person. Sponsor will make a maximum contribution to Rachael's Rescue not to exceed $10,000. Sponsored by: Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, PO Box 451, Meadville, PA 16335. Promotion ends on or before 03/31/2012.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Free Chocolate Pairings Guide In Honor of National Chocolate Month

Like (94) Better Homes and Gardens: on Facebook to download your guide too.
I can't wait to see it, lol. Chocolate lover that I am, I'm going to enjoy the chocolate
challenge too. :)

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Lot's of Free Pollination Science Lesson Resources For All Ages, Homeschool etc.

Reproductive Parts of a Flower
There are plenty of cool sites that have great resources about plants, pollination, etc.
Great for homeschool or classroom or even gardeners. So I thought I'd compile some of
them for you to enjoy:

For instance this site has several options including:
Sing a Pollination Song! plusSing a Pollination Song!
download lesson plansLesson Plans

Or, check out "Neighborhood Explorers: Let's Go Outside!"
Learn Neighborhood Explores imageabout pollinators and other wildlife using Neighborhood Explorers. Pollinators are featured in "Lucy's Story", "Lucy's Challenge", and "NX Detective Game".

Then you can take a trip to the

Several cool pollinator lessons:

Then flit on over to this great site:

Nothing like hands-on creations to bring lessons home:
Learn how to CREATE A FLOWER at this site:
Students apply what they have learned about flower shape and structure to create flower models

Don't forget the Smithsonian, which has more great info:
Partners in Pollination
Plants and Animals, Partners in Pollination

Ultimately, all life on Earth depends on plants to provide food, shelter, and oxygen for other living things. Consequently, plant reproduction is crucial to all other life on this planet

Finally, here's another online list of Pollinator Related Educational Materials

plus one more nice link for you: