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The Kindness Rocks Project

Posted by 1FrugalMom on July 6, 2017 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

(The above photo is my family's 1st batch of painted rocks sent out into the world.)


Have you stumbled across any painted rocks lately?  You may have noticed them popping up all over the United States and beyond.   Many towns across America are participating in "The Kindness Rock Project."  Painted rocks from the U.S. have been discovered overseas in Buxton, England (<-- click the link, you've got to see it)in Manchester England, Russia (see here & here), Rota, Spain, San Sebastián, Spain, and more!  The rocks are painted and "hidden" where others can discover them, in the hopes of bringing happiness & joy to people.


Many of the rocks are decorated with inspirational words, quotes, phrases, and/or pictures. Some are funny. They'll all bring a smile to your face.  Many people painting the rocks say that doing so is very therapeutic because it's calming, and relaxing. It's exciting to both hide and discover the painted rocks. When you hide, or re-hide, the rocks, you wonder whom will discover them and how far they will travel, all the while hoping they will brighten many people's days along the way. And finding painted rocks is pretty exciting, too!  Kids, teens, adults, and seniors, alike, are all getting involved.  It's fun for the whole family! 


Local Facebook Rock Group Pages have popped up enabling members to post pics of the rocks and share their last known locations. It's wonderful to see all the posts of all the people's days that were touched by a random act of kindness. In just a couple short months, the #PensacolaRocks Facebook page, located here, has grown to nearly 30K members. The movement has become so popular that even local businesses are participating. Business are setting up rock painting stations, and/or rock trading post/stations, and some are even offering free rocks to the public!


Our local Home Depot is just one of the many businesses participating (Pace & N. Davis); they have tables set up with supplies and free rocks with a sign that asks customers to tag them with their hashtag (see it here). Many smaller mom/pop boutiques and stores are also participating and have even advertised that they have their own painted rocks hidden throughout their stores and towns with discounts and promo codes on the back for customers.  Click here for an example from a local photographer.  




(Photo credit: Pensacola Police Department - Photo found here.) 


Even our local law enforcement is participating!  You can go to the Pensacola Police department to trade your painted rocks for some painted by law enforcement, in law enforcement themes.  How cool is that?!  Rock yards, landscaping businesses, arts & craft supply stores, and many more, are also participating, too! "Rock Painting Parties" hosted by local businesses are popping up everywhere, many of them are free! Some local rock swap meets have also been coordinated. Call around and see what's being offered in your area, and check your local Facebook pages for info, too.  


If you come across a painted rock, there are many ways to participate. The artists would love if you posted a photo online of the rocks you find, and where you found them, and if you're going to keep or rehide them. Many people either rehide right away, or enjoy for a week or two, then rehide to send it along it's way for others to enjoy. So where do you post the pics of the rocks you've found? Well, look on the back of the rock, and there will likely be a hashtag, or a mention of a place where to post photos of found rocks. I use the hashtags: #1FrugalMomRocks, #1FMR, and #PensacolaRocks, on the rocks I paint. And my local FB groups paint things like the following on the back of their rocks, "Post pic on FB: Pensacola Rocks," "FB: Pace/Milton Rocks," and "KindnessRocks."  I warn you though, this hobby is addictive!  


Before you know it, you'll be following not only your own rocks, but those rocks you've discovered & re-hidden along the way.  Some of the art work is absolutely amazing! And many of the inspirational messages have been reported by finders to come at the right time with just the right message to brighten their day.  Another way to participate is if you come across a "quilt rock" which is sectioned off into squares or rectangles. If you discover one of these, decorate one blank square or rectangle and rehide the rock for the next person. Don't forget to take pics and post them if you're able.  If you've found one of my family's rocks, we would love to know it!  Please comment and/or post a pic here, or post a public pic online w/ the hashtag #1FMR. :)


(Image Source: Here)


Your local Facebook Groups are also a great place to share information about materials recommended (paints, markers, pens, sealants & etc.), processes & methods used, local deals found on supplies, tips & hints, plus sharing local stories from those participating. It's a great way to meet your neighbors, make new friends, and discover new places and things, within your community.


It's wonderful to see families walking in the parks, observing nature, while playing hide and seek with rocks, instead of chasing digital Pokémon or whatever while staring at their electronic devices. Now kids are looking in planters, next to trees, around parks, churches, buildings, by lamp posts & benches, at the beach, piers, and more, taking in the world around them, instead of escaping into a video game.


**Note: It is not recommend to hide rocks anywhere where a lawn mover, weed eater, or such, could possibly strike a rock, potentially throwing it, and causing damage or injury. It is also suggested that you only hide rocks outside of businesses, unless you've checked first and have permission to hide them inside of the business(es).  And never take rocks, painted or otherwise, out of a garden or landscaping, nor off of private property, no matter where the rock is located.  



Get a great & free ROCK PAINTING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS.pdf, courtesy Susan Žampachová of the Facebook Pensacola Rocks Group.



If you're in the Pensacola, Florida, and surrounding areas, here's some places to get free rocks, and awesome deals on rocks & supplies:


Pinelands Nursery - 8365 Hwy 90, Milton, FL, 32583. (850) 632-0602 - Pick your own rocks for $8.50 for a big 50 lb. bag you fill! #PaceMiltonRocks


Woerner Landscape & Pet Supply - 1332 Creighton Rd., Pensacola, FL, 32504 - "Like" their Facebook page & get 1 lb free rocks you pick! *Update.


R & L Rockyard - 9492 Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32534. (850) 479-0712 - Bring a painted rock and receive free rocks you pick!


McDirt Industries, Inc. - 5570 Bellview Ave., Pensacola, FL 32526. (850) 944-0112 - Bring a painted rock and receive free rocks you pick!


Local trading posts:  The OTHER Place on Dogwood in Milton, S&K Boutique on Hwy 90 in Pace, Pea Ridge Flea market , Aylssa's, Flea Market Antiques, Pace DANCE Studio, Penny Lane Market Place, Home Depot in Pace & on N. Davis, Woerner's Landscape on Creighton, the Pensacola Police Department, A Bead & Crystal House on Garden St., Foosackly's on Mobile Hwy., Home Field Cards & Games on New Warrington, Joanne's Fabrics on Davis Hwy., Newks on Bayou Blvd., Crabs on the beach, Shaela Rae's Vinyl Boutique on Mobile Hwy., Tots, Teens & In-Betweens on Navy, Town & Country Boutique on Gulf Beach Hwy., Time & Time Again on Antiques on 9th Ave., Warrington Jeweler on Barrancas Ave., Penny Lane Marketplace in Milton, McDirt in Pensacola, and Brandi's Cottage on Hwy 90 in Cantonment.


Some popular local places to find painted rocks include:  Palafox Pier, Wahoo Stadium, Veteran's Fountain Park, MLK Plaza, Bartram Park, Downtown Pensacola, near & around public places like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Churches, parks, fast food places, parking lots, & etc.  


If you have anything you would like to add to this list, please feel free to contact me, and/or leave a comment below.  Also, check out this great news story from one of our local stations, called "...bringing smiles to Pensacola with painted rocks," click HERE for story & video.


(Photo Credit: FB: The Kindness Rocks Project)


"One simple message at just the right moment can change someone's entire day...outlook...life! #bekindtooneanother #thekindnessrocksproject." ~The Kindness Rocks Project


"The Kindness Rocks Project was created to spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks dropped along the way...


...Each of us can make a positive difference. Together we can make a positive IMPACT!"  ~The Kindness Rocks Project


For more info about The Kindness Rocks Project, and how it began, visit http://thekindnessrocksproject.com/how-it-all-began.



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FREE Fishing Days in 2013

Posted by 1FrugalMom on May 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

FREE Fishing Days!  On free fishing days, you can fish without having to purchase a license!  More information available at http://www.takemefishing.org/downloads/FreeFishingDays.pdf


*The photo above is of me as a young teen many, many, years ago, w/ my beloved best friend by my side, and the 5 lb. largemouth bass I caught!  I remember it like yesterday!  Special thanks to my younger brother whom took this photo for me!   


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FREE Redbox Rental Codes!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 13, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (2)

                    


Use the following promo codes at your local Redbox kiosk for FREE rentals!  Each code can be used once per credit/debit card.  One code allowed per transaction.* You can use more than one code per night, & per credit/debit card, you'll just have to ring each rental/code up separately.

 

BREAKDOWN - Good only at Walgreens locations.

BREAKROOM - might only be good at Walgreens/Walmart.

DRIVEIN - Good only at Sonic locations.

DVDATKROGER - Good only at Kroger locations.

DVDATMAC - Good only at McDonalds locations.

DVDATSONI - Good only at Sonic locations.

DVDATWAG  - Good only at Walgreens locations.

DVDATWEG - Good only at Wegmans locations.

DVDKROG - Good only at Kroger locations.

DVDATKROGER - Good only at Kroger locations.

DVDONME - Good at ALL locations.

DVDONUS - Good at ALL locations.

DWTFREE4 - Good at ALL locations.

GAMEFAN1 - Good at ALL locations.

HAPPY1 - Good at ALL locations.

LUVREDBOX - Good at ALL locations.

REDBOX - 1st time free rental code.

REDBOXHEB - Good only at HEB locations.

REDBOX4ME5 - Good only at Safeway locations.

RENTONME - Good at ALL locations.

SPEEDY - Good only at Speedway Gas Station locations.

WALGREENS - Good only at Walgreens locations.


Text NOWPLAY to 727272 to receive a free game rental.  Expires 5/9/13.


You can also text SURPRISE to 727272 to get a free rental code as well! 


Plus, if you click on my referral link here ---> http://redbox.tellapal.com/a/clk/1F8Mq and it's your first time renting online, Redbox will also give you another FREE one-night online rental credit, as well! And I'd get one, too, thank you!  :-)  And enjoy!

And after using my referral link to sign-up for free and claim your additional FREE rental by reserving online, be sure to go to http://www.redbox.com/lucky and request your own unique referral link to refer friends, and earn more FREE rental credits!  For more info:  http://www.redbox.com/refer-a-friend/terms

* Remember to return Redbox rentals by 9 p.m. the following night to avoid extra charges.

** If you know of any other codes, or if you find that some of these no longer work, please let us know by commenting below (or here on Facebook), and I'll update the list.  Thanks!


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Just for Fun! "I'm a Daddy & I know it!" Lol!! Cute!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on January 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (2)

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How to Staycation Like Royalty Without Breaking the Bank!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on October 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (4)

Over the last few years, staycations (vacationing at, or near, home), have become increasingly popular. Enjoying a staycation is a no-brainer for those of us lucky enough to live near beautiful vacation hot spots. And I'm about to share with you what I've discovered to be the very best place to stay on beautiful Pensacola Beach! Plus, I'm going to tell you how you'll get the most bang for your buck while living it up like a King on a Jester's budget!



Hands down, the VERY BEST place to stay on Pensacola Beach is the newly constructed & opened, award winning, Holiday Inn Resort, which is owned and managed by Innisfree Hotels.




I first discovered The Holiday Inn Resort shortly after their grand opening. They were hosting a free event in which they invited the local public to come down and join in the family fun. The place is totally awesome! We found paradise!




And while there, we also discovered that giveaways and contests were taking place on their Facebook Fan Page. Naturally, I started following their page. I even won a few things! And quickly discovered that their fan page, as well as their blog, are both extremely informative! By following them, I receive great updates about local activities & events in the area, plus current specials and promotions going on.




Speaking of special promotions... right now, The Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach is currently running a promotion called "Endless Summer," which offers discounts on room rates from now until the end of November.


And a little birdie told me that soon they'll be running a campaign on their Facebook fan page called "Grab the Moment," which will be offering last minute, super extremely discounted, room rates. So make sure you follow them on Facebook! You can follow them on Twitter, as well.


Also, right now you can enter to win a 5 Night BEACHFRONT Vacation GIVEAWAY on Florida's Gulf Coast!!! QUICK & EASY ENTRY HERE!  



As locals know, right now is the best time of the year to enjoy Florida's beautiful emerald waters, and stunning white sands, along the Gulf Coast! The weather is PERFECT! It's not too hot, and waters are still warm!  Plus, there are no crowds. And room rates are greatly discounted.  


Daytime is perfect for enjoying almost ANY outdoor activities, including swimming! And nighttime is perfect for strolling the beach and relaxing in their hot tubs! And the beds in the rooms are so incredibly comfortable, that you're sure to sleep as well as we did! 




Another great savings opportunity you have with any room at the resort is the fact that every room contains a microwave, little refrigerator, and coffee/tea maker, and free wi-fi.  Just imagine how much you can save with these items available, and conveniently located, inside your room!  And the wifi range is great!  It even works poolside near Riptides.




Another HUGE savings is the Lazy River Pool. Let me explain… their lazy river pool isn’t just shaped like a river, it really is a “river pool.” It has a strong current just like those ones at expensive water parks! And if you’ve ever been to one of those, then you know water parks normally charge more than $20 per person. So think how much you’ll save by not having to visit an expensive attraction because it’s built right into the resort and included for free with your stay! Read more about their amenities here.




The lazy river pool is my son’s absolute favorite part about the resort!  He is more than happy to stay in there ALL day & night!  It offers countless hours of fun & entertainment!  Matter-of-fact, my son prefers the lazy river pool over getting in the ocean.  He enjoyed swimming in it about 10 hours each day!  


What I like about it is that it’s located in the perfect spot. Everyone one can simultaneously enjoy different things while easily staying within view of each other. As a parent, I’m very pleased to be able to can keep an eye on my child in the lazy river pool while at the same time also being able to enjoy the hot tubs, ocean, and even poolside service from the resort’s restaurant, Riptides.




Riptides has some awesome items on their menu to choose from! My favorite is their “Piled High Tide Spinach & Artichoke Dip” made with beer batter cheese soup with fresh parmesan and served on a tasty muffalatta bun and tortilla chips! Mmmmm!! Oh my gosh, it’s soooooo gooooooood!!! Seriously, it’s the BEST I’ve ever had in my entire life! If you’re a “spin dip fan” like me, you do not want to miss this! Trust me, you will not be disappointed!




There are also two huge savings opportunities while dining at Riptides.


The first one is that kids always eat FREE! That’s right, always free! No matter what day of the week, no matter what time, no matter what meal, children under 12 enjoy eating for FREE at Riptides! This alone is a huge savings for many of us with kids!


Secondly, everyone can benefit from the fact that Riptides accepts Restaurant.com gift certificates which can be purchased for pennies on the dollar when on sale. They are often offered online at 80% off. For example, for just a dollar or two, you can purchase a $25 off Restaurant.com gift certificate that can be used at thousands of different locations, including Riptides! This is an awesome savings value for anyone!  Enter to WIN a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card HERE!




While staying at the resort, you’ll also save tons on gas, and time, because you will not need to drive anywhere. Location is key, and The Holiday Inn Resort is in a prime spot! It’s centrally located within walking distance of everything you could need or want!


Just a short walk across the street is the new 360 Observation Wheel! And the sights from both the wheel, and from our room, were absoutely spectacular! We even saw dolphin from our room each morning!  



The new & amazing 360 Observation Wheel is one big boy that is bad to the bone awesome! Seriously! It’s fully enclosed, air conditioned, 17 stories high, and offers an absolutely spectacular view that you will not easily forget! You can see for MILES!


And I’ve heard that many people whom are afraid of heights were not afraid when they rode the 360 Wheel! I’m guessing that’s because it’s such a SMOOTH and comfortable ride! It was very stable and extremely enjoyable! I definitely recommend it!


Save more by following them on their Facebook Fan Page to get alerts for discounted ride tickets, and special promotions. Checking out the Wheel is a must do while you’re there! The ride was awesome and gave plenty of time to capture “that perfect shot” with your camera.


    


I cannot express it enough! Staying at The Holiday Inn Resort is PARADISE! It’s the perfect place to relax, recharge, and refresh! The whole entire family will be more than pleased! And you’ll have more time to enjoy your weekend holiday because you won’t be driving around on the go from one place to the next, thus saving not only precious time, but also your hard earned monies as well! I parked my car there on Friday evening, and didn’t move it again until we checked out Sunday afternoon. Because I wasn’t running around, I was able to spend more time relaxing! It was total bliss! 




The property is simply amazing! The amenities are fantastic!  The views are absolutely breath taking!  The service is excellent!  The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! They made us feel like they rolled out the red carpet for us!  And made us feel like the President/King of the World while staying there!  


Our experience at the Holiday Inn Resort was fantastically WONDERFUL!  Life long lasting treasured memories were created! And we’re looking forward to our next weekend getaway there soon! It’s the perfect escape after a busy week!  See more of my weekend staycation photos here.




Insider’s tips:


While staying at the Holiday Inn Resort, feel free to also visit their sister property, and next door neighbor, the Hilton. Many of my photos were taken from the outside balcony on the 17th floor of the Hilton looking down at the Holiday Inn Resort. The view will leave you speechless! And I was told that guests of the Holiday Inn Resort are welcome to also enjoy the pool at the Hilton, which has nice kiddie type water spouts, and poolside hammocks.  Both properties are located directly on Pensacola Beach with walkways just feet from each other that extend right out almost to the water’s edge. No long walks lugging gear in the sand because the walkways land you directly on the coast, just a few feet of sand before you hit the water! It’s ideal!


Comment on their Facebook wall during your stay to receive a free tote bag. And feel free to ask their virtual concierge any questions you may have.


Also, every Thursday on the Holiday Inn’s Facebook Fan Page they have “Random Acts of Fun” where you can win some cool prizes, like free tickets to ride the 360 Observation Wheel! So be sure to watch their wall every Thursday for your chance to win. Usually, they’ll post a photo, and you enter to win simply by commenting on it. It’s that easy! 


One last suggestion… Not only are the rates, crowds, and weather, better this time of year, but so is seashell and treasure hunting because of all the passing storms that have stirred things up and washed stuff ashore. So dust off those metal detectors and bring them on out! I heard a man found a gold diamond ring there just a week or two ago! Woo hoo! How exciting is that?!


If you’re local to the area, or live close by, do yourself a favor, and take advantage of these awesome bargains!  Come get your Toes in the Sand at the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach!  You’ll be more than glad you did!


WARNING: You may not want to check-out once you've checked-in!  


 


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Special thanks to the following hosts: The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, Riptides Sports Grill, and the 360 Observation Wheel, for sponsoring a perfect stay, delicious cuisine, and a totally wonderful experience!  As always, opinions are 100% genuine.  And I highly recommend the three!


Win a $25 Restaurant.com eGift Card!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on October 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                  

                    Enter HERE to WIN a $25 Restaurant.com eGift Card!  
                                                         
                    Open World Wide!  Quick, Easy, Entry!  Ends 11/02/12.

Possible FREE Bottle of Wine!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Possible FREE Bottle of Wine!  Hurry over to Invino and grab a FREE $10 Credit just for signing-up, which is also FREE!  Invino is a daily deal site for wine lovers!  Prices range from $8.99 to $10.99+ (60% off or more), and new sales are offered daily!  After you sign-up for free, they may send you a FREE SHIPPING OFFER via email, which means you could score a free bottle of wine!  So sign-up HERE for FREE, USE INVITE CODE: CREDIT10 and grab your FREE $10 sign-up credit, and hold on to it for a good deal!  After you sign-up, you can refer your friends and earn even more free credits!


                                   

Last year, I received two free bottles of wine from a similar wine lover's site that also offers great deals!  More information about that here.  

The reason why Northwest Florida's sand is so white...

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The sand here along the Emerald Coast is among the whitest, cleanest and softest in the world!  What you might not know, is that when you walk on the beaches here, you are actually walking on the Appalachian Mountains.


The sand on the Emerald Coast Beaches is comprised mainly of pure silica quartz washed down from the mountains by the Apalachicola River. The quartz is ground to a perfect oval in each grain of sand. It is so fine in texture, it literally "squeaks" under your toes as you walk on it!


Normally, such quartz has a rosy pink tint because of it's oxide coating, but the sugary-white quartz of the Emerald Coast lost it's coating somewhere along it's watery journey thousands of years ago.


Visitors rave about it, and people call it the "sugar-white beaches" of Northwest Florida. The sand accumulates creating sand bars along the river bends and streams on its long journey all the way down south to the edges of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The white sand also helps our beaches from heating up like an oven in the Summer time, unlike other beaches with darker and coarser sand.


How would you like to WIN a FREE 5 Night BEACHFRONT Vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast?!  ENTER TO WIN HERE Ends 11/30/12.


Photo source:  The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach


Enjoyed a day off at the beach!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on August 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

You may have noticed that I didn't make any posts yesterday on my Facebook Fan Page.  Well, that's because yesterday we enjoyed a WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS Spinach & Artichoke Dip (pictured below) from Riptides Sports Grill while enjoying free live pirate entertainment at the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach lazy river poolside! The dip was THE BEST I've ever had! And my son ABSOLUTELY LOVES the lazy river pool!  Check out their Fan pages!  They're always running cool contests, giveaways, specials & more!  


How would you like to WIN a FREE 5 Night BEACHFRONT Vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast?! Ends 11/30/12. ENTER TO WIN at ---> http://toesinthesands.com/pb3cta/?src=hiltpbws


FREE Artisan Pizza from Domino's!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (1)

FREE Artisan Pizza from Domino's!  Runs daily from April 9th -12th. Times are not announced so keep an eye out!  Each day a certain amount will be given away!  This is a $7.99 value!  A total of 75K FREE pizzas will be given away! These are really good!  My favorite is the Spinach & Feta!  Which one is your favorite?  More info here. Expired.


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FREE Fun for Kids in Pace, FL this Weekend!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 5, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)
This Saturday, April 7th, Immanuael Baptist Church on Highway 90 in Pace, Florida will be holding their annual Eggsplosion Helicopter Egg Drop for the kids!  There will also be bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, petting zoo, and other activities for the kids!  Plus there will also be free food & drinks!  We've been to this event before, and it's fantastic!  Needless to say, we'll be there again this year, too!  This event will run from 4 - 6 p.m.  Hope to see you there!  More info here.


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FREE "Act of Valor" Movie Ticket!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on March 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (5)

UPDATE!  3/23/12 - I've decided to GIVEAWAY the one I received!  Enter to win it HERE!  The winner will be randomly selected & announced, early on 3/25.  The winner will have 24 hrs to claim their prize, or it will be forfeited, and a new winner will be immediately drawn.  And since I'm not collecting email addresses, I will not have a way to directly contact the winner, so please be sure to check back on Sunday for the winner to be announced, and tagged if possible, on the entry post.  Reminder:  Be sure to LIKE, COMMENT on, and publicly SHARE, the entry post to be qualified to win!  And don't forget to check back Sunday to see if you won!  Good luck!  *This giveaway is in NO WAY sponsored by, nor affiliated with, Facebook. 


"ACT OF VALOR: An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent."   For a limited time, receive a free ticket to see 'Act of Valor' in theaters on behalf of LifeLock.  No purchase necessary. Limit one per entry while supplies last."  FREE "Act of Valor" Movie Ticket from LifeLock!  Click HERE!

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Rip Currents - Beach Safety Info!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on March 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)

According to our local news: Due to rough surf, cold water & people being out of shape, March is one of the most dangerous months at our beautiful beaches. 51 people needed rescued at Pensacola Beach yesterday! Be safe! Teach yourself about Rip Currents! Florida's 2009 slogan - "Don't fight, swim left or right."  And their 2010 slogan - "Swim to the side, to stay alive."  And always swim near the life guards!


Pay attention to the flags at the beach (they are there for your safety): 

1) Green means Low Hazard, Calm Conditions.

2) Yellow (or Orange) means Medium Hazard, Moderate Surf or Currents.

3) Red means High Hazard, High Surf or Strong Currents.

4) Two Red Flags means the Water is Closed to the Public.



Call (850) 932-SURF to hear an up-to-date recording of the current surf conditions.

LIVE BEACH CAM at http://www.islandempress.com/webcam/

And for weather tracking, go to http://www.stormpulse.com/


The following is an excellent informative video (less than 5 minutes long) about rip currents, which includes a demonstration using dye in the ocean to show how rip currents move.  I think everyone should watch it.  I even shared it with my son.  Watch the short video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hCZuYzNujI


Click here for another great video about rip currents.


And for more information, visit:

http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/

http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/overview.shtml

http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/ripcurrents/characteristics/

http://science.howstuffworks.com/rip-current.htm/printable


Click HERE to see photos of rip currents!  Learn to recognize them! 



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FREE Burger King Fries on 3/17 & 3/18!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on March 9, 2012 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Burger King is giving away FREE fries w/ GREEN Heinz ketchup this weekend to celebrate

Saint Patrick’s Day from 3/17 - 3/18. Not valid during breakfast hours. Limit 1 per customer.  

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Call your local BK to make sure they're participating.


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FREE Redbox DVD Rental on Thursday 3/8/12!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on March 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Redbox is celebrating two billion rentals by giving everyone a FREE rental on March 8th!  Use promo code: THANKS2U at checkout for 1 FREE 24-hr DVD rental!  Good once per credit/debit card.

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FREE $25 Prepaid Visa gift card for test driving a Kia Optima!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on February 25, 2012 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It's back again! Get a FREE $25 Prepaid Visa gift card for test driving a Kia Optima!  Print the certificate, and bring it to a Kia dealer before by March 31, 2012!  Click HERE!


I love this offer!  It rolls around about every 3 - 4 months.  Their last offer was in December, and on 1/14/2012, I received my FREE $25 Prepaid Visa Card (view it here).  


Note:  Print your certificate right away because this offer is only good "while supplies last!" 




"†TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Test-drive offer is valid from 2/1/12 to 3/31/12. To be eligible, test-driver must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license. This offer is non-negotiable and non-transferable. One $25 Kia Visa Prepaid Card per household. Test-drive and dealer validation required. Only the completed certificate with an original dealer signature and Personal Customer Code will be honored. Your envelope with the original, completed certificate inside must be postmarked by 4/15/12. All matters of program eligibility and qualification will be conclusively resolved by Kia Motors America, Inc., in its sole discretion. Offer valid only in the continental United States; void in outlying areas. Void where prohibited. Offer valid while supplies last. Kia is not responsible for mistakes or typographical errors. Kia is not responsible for lost or misdelivered mail. Kia's liability is limited to the value of the Visa prepaid card. Your Visa prepaid card is issued by MetaBank™ pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. For comments or questions, please call 1-877-883-4913.  © 2012 Kia Motors America, Inc., 111 Peters Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92606."


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FREE RedBox Rental! Today Only!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on February 14, 2012 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Today Only!  Get a FREE Redbox rental when you enter promo code HEART at check-out!  The code can be used once per credit card and expires 2/14/12 at 11:59 pm CT. See all the details here: www.redboxbemine.com  Note: It doesn't work when reserving online.

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Chuck E. Cheese's Birthday Parties & Savings!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on February 3, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Recently I hosted my son's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's, and unfortunately things didn't go quite as well as I had hoped.  I'm thinking about blogging more about the details of our experience.  However, in the meantime, I would like to hear from YOU!!  


Have YOU personally ever had a birthday party experience at Chuck E. Cheese's??!?  And if so, was it GOOD? Or not so good?!

 

On a more positive note:


Book your party reservation online for 20 extra bonus tokens! And for a limited time, if you book your party on a Friday, or Sunday, you will also receive an additional 100 extra bonus tokens!  


Tip:  If you book online (which I suggest you do), do NOT pre-order food items for the adults attending because you will receive a much BETTER price/deal, and get FREE tokens too, if you order in person using the coupons received through their email and/or online.


There are many coupons available on their site online, but you will get the BEST coupons from them if you sign-up by email.  Click HERE to print and request coupons now!  I like to print both and compare the two.  So far (for years now), the BEST ones are always in the emails! 


Exclusive coupons/savings for Chuck E-Club Members, click HERE (it's FREE)!


Click HERE to print coupons from their website!  Select your state on the bottom left.


Reward your kids with FREE TOKENS for good grades & behavior HERE!


Click HERE for 50 FREE Tickets!  Simply print out the page & answer the 5 questions. .Answers Are: Hershey's, Nine, Entertainment, One Thousand, One.   Exp. 4/30/12


Play the FREE Chuck E Cheese online Ticket Blaster Game to score FREE Tickets by clicking HERE!  Tickets can be redeemed in store locations for FREE prizes!!  



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FREE Burger King Onion Rings!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on February 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

FREE Burger King Onion Rings Feb. 4th & 5th!  "New Onion Rings have arrived at BK®! Stop by your local BK® restaurant to try them... and click on our onion rings tab on FB for your chance to win a $10 BK® Crown Card!" ~BK FB Fan Page.  Click HERE for more information! 


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