Winner Announcement (Holiday Deals Group Giveaway)


Yesterday I had my very first giveaway exclusively for the Holiday Deals group!   If you haven’t joined yet, this will be the place I will post TONS of holiday deals!

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I’m super excited about this Holiday season and hope I can pass on some amazing savings to all of you!!  Your comments in the group giveaway have really helped me know what items you guys looking for and I will be keeping my eyes open!!

Please be sure to LIKE AND COMMENT on Facebook.  Facebook loves hiding my posts from you, this is a way to make sure you get to see more as each interaction tells FB you like that page!

The lucky winner of the giveaway was selected using Random Line Picker will receive a random Amazon Gift Card valued between $2-$15!  The winner is:

Group Giveaway Winner Announcement

Congratulations Krissy!  Please send me a private message on Facebook before 11:30 am EST 11/1/14 to claim your prize!JOIN HOLIDAY DEALS GROUP

Prizes are sponsored by Spend With Pennies. Entries in the form of Likes and comments ONLY. No other action will be considered an entry. US/Canada only. Winner will be selected from the Likes and comments and will have 1 hour from the time of announcement to claim their prize. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook. When entering this giveaway, participants release and indemnify Facebook from all liability.

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Get a $25 Gift Certificate for Only $4.25!


Today only (10/31) until 4pm, is offering up $25 gift certificates for only $4.25 when you use the code HIDE at checkout!

These always make great gift ideas (especially last minute ones!) but I like to buy them to have cheap date nights with my hubby. We can enjoy fine dining without the expensive bill!

Head over here and enter your zip code to see what local restaurants are participating!

NOTE: There are usually minimum purchase requirements to use these. For example, $25 gift certificates can be used on $35+ food orders. Make sure to read the requirements of each certificate you purchase!

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

halloween safety tips

The spooky time of year is creeping up fast! While buying candy and planning costumes, you may forget to inform your children about safety. Make it your number one priority this Halloween!

Car safety: Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other night, so make sure they hold flashlights. Plan for bright or reflective tape or reflective pieces on their costumes. Also, try to keep trick or treating to neighborhoods with sidewalks.

Safety in numbers: Young children should never go Trick or Treating without an adult. Young teens should always go in large groups (and it’s great if one of them has a cell phone just in case)!  If your older tweens/teens are going alone, be sure you know their planned route and set a firm curfew.

Fake weapons: If your child’s costume involves a sword or some kind of weapon, make sure it is fake, bendable, and unable to accidentally injure other children!  Many schools don’t allow any sort of fake weapons on costumes at school so if you’re sending your child to school in costume, check the school’s policy.

Stay on the porch: Remind the kids never to go into a stranger’s house, alone or otherwise!  Let them visit only houses that have lights on.

Check your candy: Although there has never been a report of someone actually tampering with candy by handing out candy with pins or poison on it, check your candy for anything out of the ordinary. Throw out anything that looks like it has been opened, if only to save your kids from the germs!  (And I’m always sure to “check” a few extra.. you know, just in case.  I’m a good mom like that. ;) )

Pumpkin Safety:  Allow smaller children to draw their jack-o-lantern faces but you can do the cutting for them!  Some pumpkin kits do have cutters with a rounded tip (such as this set).  My daughter started using this type with supervision at about age 8 as the end is blunt and the serrated edge is not sharp.  Swap out real candles for battery powered candles to avoid a fire hazard (plus the wind won’t blow them out!)

Check makeup (and skip masks):  Masks are a hazard for kids trick or treating outdoor (make up is  a safer choice).  They can slip and slide and restrict vision causing  your little ones to miss branches on the ground and on coming traffic.  If your child has an elaborate costume with makeup and contacts, make sure they test them the day before, to prevent Halloween night allergic reactions and a ruined holiday!  Just put a little spot on their arm or near their ear to make sure they don’t react.

Costume fit: Make sure your masks and costumes fit well, to prevent tripping, obscured vision, and torn costumes! Also, beware of dangling costumes near candles or other open flames.  If trick or treating watch for items that can get snagged or be tripped on.

Celebrate Indoors:  If you aren’t sure about outdoor trick or treating, check with your local shopping mall or community center.  They often have other great activities for the kids!  It’s light, bright, warm and they aren’t knocking on stranger’s doors.

May your Halloween be spooky, fun, and safe this year!



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1-year Disney Princess Magazine Subscription Only $13.99! (reg $40/year)


Today only at Discount Mags, you score a 1-year Disney Princess Magazine Subscription for only $13.99 when you use the code SPENDPENNIES at checkout! If you purchased this at the newsstand, you would pay $39.60 a year so this is a great deal. You can get up to 2 years at this low price! Just enter coupon code SPENDPENNIES at checkout!

OR if you’d prefer a different magazine, you can use the code FALL10 instead to save 10% on any other magazine subscription of your choice!

This offer expires Friday 10/31/14 at 11:59 PM EST.

Disney’s Princess is a bi-monthly Fun to Learn magazine for girls ages 4-9. Each issue is filled with magical stories, fun projects, games, activities, and more. This magazine subscription is narrated by Disney’s leading ladies like Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Snow White and every issue features a pull out poster your child can hang on her wall.

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FREE Garnier Clean+ Sample!


This freebie is still available if you didn’t get it in the summer! Head over and fill out an easy form to score a free sample of Garnier Clean+! You have a choice of 2 different cleansers depending on your skin type. If the links do not work, copy and paste the link below into your browser.

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Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. While supplies last. Available to U.S. Residents only. Limit one sample per household. You must be 18 or older to receive this sample.

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FREE Disney Family Personalized Decal!

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Wow! Right now you can create a FREE Disney Family Personalized Decal and get it mailed to your home for free! You can add names of family members, choose your background…even add pets! I’m not sure if this is a limited time freebie or if there are a limited number of these up for grabs, so I would definitely head over soon to make your decal!

I also wanted to mention that you can request a FREE Disney Cruise Line Vacation Planning DVD!! The DVD has footage of ships, activities and more!  My kiddos loved watching it!

AND you can score 3 FREE Custom Disney Maps + Stickers here!

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Amazon Toy Lightning Deals 10/31

Amazon deals

Join the Spend With Pennies Black Friday Group to make sure you don’t miss ANY great deals!

As we approach the Holiday season, the list will continue to grow and the deals will continue to be amazing!

If you are new to Amazon Lightning Deals, I’ve put together a little bit of information about Lightning Deals here, please feel free to ask questions!

amazon lightning deals

Remember if you do not see DEAL PRICE as shown in the photo, the deal is not live yet!

See ALL Lightning Deals

Current time EST

Today’s Featured Toy Lightning Deals

ALL deals: All Lightning Deals for today
10AM EST: Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Game

10AM EST: Playhut Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventure Hut Tent

10AM EST: Wonderworld Little Tool Box

10AM EST: Artist Easel

11AM EST: Peg Perego Case IH Power Scoop

11AM EST: Playhut Jake Hideabout Tent

11AM EST: Playhut Jake Hideabout Tent Design #2

11:30AM EST: World of Disney Eye Found It Board Game (Prime members can access 30 mins earlier)

11:30AM EST: Neat-Oh! ZipBin Doll House Bring-Along Backpack (Prime members can access 30 mins earlier)

12PM EST: Playhut Doc McStuffins Hideabout Tent

12PM EST: Playhut Jake and the Neverland Pirates – Bucky Play Structure

12PM EST: Playhut Disney Princess Salon

12PM EST: Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Round Trampoline and Enclosure with Spring Pad

12:30PM EST: Battat Take-A-Part Crane (Prime members can access 30 mins earlier)

12:30PM EST: Jake and The Never Land Pirates Who Shook Hook Adventure Board Game (Prime members can access 30 mins earlier)

12:30PM EST: Craftsman Dominoes in Solid Wood Case (Prime members can access 30 mins earlier)

1PM EST: Playhut Play Tunnel, 6

1PM EST: Playhut Sofia Hideabout Tent

1:30PM EST: ALEX« Toys – Early Learning String My Abc’S -Little Hands 1487 (Prime members can access 30 mins earlier)

1:30PM EST: Richard Scarry Airport Game (Prime Members can access 30 mins earlier)

2PM EST: Hape Playfully Delicious Tabletop Cook and Grill

2PM EST: Playhut Doc McStuffins Discovery Hut Tent

2:30PM EST: Richard Scarry Busy Town (Prime Members can access 30 mins earlier)

3PM EST: Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game

3PM EST: Playhut Doc McStuffins Classic Hideaway Tent

3PM EST: Playhut Sofia The First Princess Castle Tent

3:30PM EST: Pinky Cosmetic Set (Prime Members can access 30 mins earlier)

4PM EST: Hape – Playfully Delicious – Healthy Basics – Play Set

4PM EST: Doc McStuffins All Better Game

4PM EST: Playhut Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Hideaway Tent

4PM EST: Playhut Doc McStuffins Deluxe Cottage

4PM EST: Playhut Planes Vehicle Tent

5PM EST: Learning Resources Rainbow Sorting Crayons

5PM EST: Playhut Playhut Play Balls, 150 Count

5PM EST: Playhut Sofia Discovery Hut Tent

5:30PM EST: Sofia The First Magical Tea Time Game, Pink (Prime Members can access 30 mins earlier)

6PM EST: Playhut Disney Princess Discovery Hut Tent

6PM EST: Playhut Wiggly Worm Tunnel Multiple

6PM EST: Playhut Minions Discovery Hut

6:30PM EST: ALEX® Toys – Alex Jr. My Busy Town -Baby Wooden Developmental Toy (Prime Members can access 30 mins earlier)

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Daily Deals Recap for 10/30

Daily Deals Recap

Here is a round-up of all the posts from today so you don’t miss anything! (keep in mind that some freebies and/or deals may be expired by the time you see this post)


Online/Amazon Deals

Miscellaneous (coupons, DIY, sweeps, etc)


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