FREE Kindle eBook: The Family Coach Method

My friend, Dr. Lynne Kenney, is a well-known child psychologist. She is known as The Family Coach for her methods to help families create better connections and for parents to engage in parenting that is empowering for their children as well as for the parents. Her updated book, The Family Coach Method, is available FREE for Kindle.

You do not have to have an Amazon Kindle device to get this book. You can download the free Kindle app to your mobile device or read the book “in the cloud” on your computer through the Amazon cloud service.

If you have young kids, this is a terrific book. I’ve read her prior book and found it full of useful information and helpful advice that can be immediately incorporated into my parenting.

Get The Family Coach Method FREE for Kindle.

Note: Amazon prices can change at any time. This book was free for Kindle at the time of publication. Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my site through your purchase.

Sara

FREE Kindle eBook: Keeping Your Child Safe On Facebook

Guide to Keeping Your Child Safe On FaceBook

Until January 25th, you can download the FREE Kindle eBook The Guide to Keeping Your Child Safe on Facebook from Amazon. I have not yet read it but heard about it from a very trusted source. As the top social network, it’s important to know how to protect our kids from situations they may not normally encounter. I’m also certain there is valuable information that we can use for ourselves.

After January 25th the book will be $2.99 so download it now.

Sara

$25 American Express Gift Card FREE with Purchase

Back to School is right around the corner. Prepaid gift cards are great for so many purposes besides just gifts. It helps to control your spending if you’re out shopping, it’s a great way for kids to have money without giving them cash, and can keep your family members from hitting the ATM on a whim.

Through August 31st, if you purchase an AMEX prepaid gift card and load $200 or more (at the time of purchase) AMEX will send you a $25 gift card complimentary. There does not appear to be a limit to the number of separate cards you can order so if you’ll be hitting a theme park soon this is a great way to add a few extra dollars to your snack and souvenir budget. Kids heading off to college may appreciate theseas well. And of course it’s a good option if you’re sending your kids to the mall for back to school shopping with their friends.

When your order an American Express PrePaid Gift Card you will need to provide your method of payment (checking or savings) as well as other identifying information to validate who you are (i.e., social security number). You will be providing this information to American Express over a secure server so make sure the URL has https at the beginning and you’re not on a public wi-fi connection.

The American Express Prepaid Card. Get exclusive American Express benefits- with no credit check. Get your card now!

ORDER AN AMERICAN EXPRESS® PREPAID CARD, LOAD $200 OR MORE AT THE TIME OF ORDER, AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY $25 GIFT CARD. Offer Ends August 31, 2012. Limit one (1) offer per Card. After qualifying for this offer, please allow 6 weeks for the $25 Gift Card to be mailed to the Card purchaser.

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Sara

$10 American Express Gift Card FREE with Purchase

Prepaid gift cards are great for so many purposes besides just gifts. It helps to control your spending if you’re out shopping, it’s a great way for kids to have money without giving them cash, and can keep your family members from hitting the ATM on a whim.

Through July 31st, if you purchase an AMEX prepaid gift card and load $50 or more (at the time of purchase) AMEX will send you a $10 gift card complimentary. There does not appear to be a limit so if you’ll be hitting a theme park soon this is a great way to add a few extra dollars to your snack and souvenir budget. Kids heading off to college may appreciate these little gems as well. And of course it’s a good option if you’re sending your kids to the mall for back to school shopping with their friends.

When your order an American Express PrePaid Gift Card you will need to provide your method of payment (checking or savings) as well as other identifying information to validate who you are (i.e., social security number). You will be providing this information to American Express over a secure server so make sure the URL has https at the beginning and you’re not on a public wi-fi connection.

Details: ORDER AN AMERICAN EXPRESS® PREPAID CARD, LOAD $50 OR MORE AT THE TIME OF ORDER, AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY $10 GIFT CARD. Offer Ends July 31, 2012. Limit one (1) offer per Card. After qualifying for this offer, please allow 6 weeks for the $10 Gift Card to be mailed to the Card purchaser.

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link. Your purchase helps support this site. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sara

3 FREE Disney TV Apps For Kids

Disney Jake and Neverland Pirates

The Disney/ABC Television Group has launched 3 more FREE apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that allow you to take full episodes of your kids’ favorite Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior shows with you wherever you go! If you have a little one who loves these shows, you know how much of a lifesaver these can be.

A selection of full episodes from Disney Channel favorites including “Good Luck Charlie,” “Shake It Up” and “Phineas and Ferb,” Disney XD’s “TRON: Uprising,” and Disney Junior’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will all be available.  If you’re not on an Apple device, never fear!  You can WATCH online as well at: Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.

Comcast customer can claim an added bonus.  You will be able to access a LIVE stream and next day episodes from each of the networks online or from the apps anywhere, anytime you can access wifi. Check their website for details.

The new WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior apps are available for FREE from the App Store on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device or at iTunes.

 

Image courtesy of Disney

Sara

FREE Iced Coffee at Brueggers

 

Bruegger’s is starting summer early this year with an online campaign, as well as in its bakeries, to benefit the kids and families served by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMNH) across the country.

Through June 21st, Bruegger’s will transform its Facebook page into a fundraising hub with its Clicks for Kids campaign. Facebook users, Bruegger’s guests and supporters of local children’s hospitals can simply “Like” Bruegger’s on Facebook and Bruegger’s will donate $1 to CMNH, with all proceeds going to benefit local children’s hospitals.

On June 21st, the first full day of summer, Bruegger’s will reward its customers with its first Free Iced Coffee Day, a CMNH fundraiser at all its 300+ locations. Guests can enjoy the coolest drink of the season while also helping out their local children’s hospital by donating at canisters located by the register. To get a free iced coffee, guests can download the required coupon from Bruegger’s Facebook page. Members of Bruegger’s “Fresh News” email club will receive the coupon via email, and those who sign up for “Fresh News” at www.brueggers.com before June 19 will also receive a coupon.

“Clicks for Kids” is just one aspect of Bruegger’s ongoing partnership with Children’s Miracle Network. In addition to Free Iced Coffee Day, guests who would like to donate in their local bakery can do so through a special coupon book created for the campaign. For $1 donation, guests will receive food and drink coupons worth more than $10, with 100 percent of the donation benefitting the local Children’s Miracle Network-affiliated hospital.

Be rewarded for social good!

Sara

Sprinkles Cupcakes Teams With ‘People Like Us’ To Bring You Free Cupcakes!

 

People Like Us is about a family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (Star Trek) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister, Frankie, whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

DreamWorks Pictures is teaming up with Sprinkles Cupcakes to promote their film “People Like Us” with events at the ten Sprinkles Cupcakes stores around the country. The promotion will run from May 2-June 29, 2012, and is centered around five family-themed holidays: Brothers and Sisters Day (May 2), Mother’s Day (May 13), Visit Your Relatives Day  (May 18), Father’s day (June 17) and National Forgiveness Day (June 26).

On the designated People Like Us holidays, Sprinkles Cupcakes in all ten locations will give out a free cupcake to each customer who comes in between the hours of 12 noon and 2 p.m. and says, “People Like Us.”  Any customer can vote online for the official “People Like Us” flavor and the winning cupcake will be announced the week of the film’s opening. Customers can also pick up punch cards in Sprinkles Cupcakes stores, redeemable on the selected ‘People Like Us” holidays for a free cupcake.  Follow People Like Us on Facebook for more details.

People Like Us-branded coffee trucks or carts will be at various locations on Brothers and Sisters Day, May 2, to kick off the start of the promotion with free coffee. Visitors to facebook.com/PeopleLikeUs can take the Brothers and Sisters quiz and enter the “Celebrate Family” sweepstakes to win a trip to visit their family.

A DreamWorks Pictures presentation, People Like Us is directed by Alex Kurtzman, produced by Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen and Clayton Townsend, and written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert.

The film releases in U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012, and is rated PG-13.

Check out the trailer. Do you think you’ll go see the movie? If you’re near a Sprinkles Cupcakes will you go in and get your free cupcake?

Sara

Free 8 x 10 Canvas Photo Print

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, grandmas and aunties and other special women in our lives will be on our gift list. But these are likely women who have everything and don’t need another scarf or body wash or fancy lotion. We know they want pictures of the kids. So why not give them something unique? I did one of these for my grandmother and she loves it!

CanvasPeople.com is offering a free 8 x 10 canvas print (just pay shipping, aprox. $15) OR $40 off any size canvas photo (free shipping on all sizes greater than 8 x 10.

They also have 2 other promotions if an 8×10 is too small for your needs.

11×14 Photo Canvas For $27 Shipped

– can not be combined with other offer, make sure your cart is empty and open in a new browser window if you’ve opened the other offers.

16×20 Photo Canvas For $37 Shipped

– can not be combined with other offer, make sure your cart is empty and open in a new browser window if you’ve opened the other offers.

To take advantage of these offers, click on the promotion that works best for you to be taken directly to their site. I’m sure you or your family member will love this.

 

 

 

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link. Clicking on it will take you to CanvasPeople.com and if you buy something I’ll get a small commission. For which I will be grateful.

Sara

Chipotle: Free Burrito On Earth Day with purchase of Lunch Bag

From now until April 14, burrito lovers can purchase for $18.00 a Chipotle lunch bag, made with “upcycled” outdoor advertisement materials to get an  eco-friendly card redeemable for a FREE burrito on Earth Day (April 22nd) at Chipotle.

The bags are made from Chipotle billboards given a second life by transforming would-be waste into a one-of-a-kind product using less energy than traditional recycling methods. Plus, for every 20,000 bags made from retired Chipotle signage, landfills are spared some 78,000 square feet of billboard vinyl — enough material to cover 2.7 Olympic swimming pools!

Designed exclusively for Chipotle by Loomstate, a pioneer of sustainable apparel, and made in Denver by Billboard Ecology Partners, the lunch bags are available exclusively through Chipotle’s online store. The bag design features a classic top-roll adjustable strap closure, reinforced side seams and handle, and a convenient extra-large back pocket. The black back and front panels of the bags are the reverse side of the billboards while the side panels showcase unique front-facing billboard designs that differ by bag, meaning that each is truly one of a kind.

Lunch bag supplies are limited and bags must be purchased between no later than Saturday, April 14, 2012, to receive it in time for Earth Day. Each lunch bag purchased through April 14, 2012 will include a card containing a barcode, which you must present to redeem your free Chipotle menu item. Each customer is limited to one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos per barcode presented.

All proceeds from each $18 purchase benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, providing funding to support sustainable agriculture, family farming, and culinary education.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. No affiliate links.

Image Source: Chipotle

Sara

Tax Day is April 17, 2012 – Still Time For Free Tax Prep Software

With the 2012 tax filing deadline pushed back to April 17th, there’s still plenty of time to download tax prep software to help you navigate your Federal taxes. And it’s free to download!

Both TurboTax and H&R Block are respected names in tax preparation. I’ve used Turbo Tax for years, and I would highly recommend it. Either way, you’ve got a great way to maximize your refund and minimize the headache!

TurboTax Free Edition – Guides you to your Maximum Refund! Prepare, print, e-file your Federal Taxes FREE!

H&R Block Free Edition – Free to prepare, print, and e-file your Federal Taxes!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking on the links and getting your FREE tax prep software the company will pay me a small commission. That commission won’t be enough for me to pay my taxes but it will help for me to run this site. Thank you!

 

Sara