Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wonder

My girls and I read the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Such an inspirational fiction story. Thanks to Lionsgate my husband and I were able to get free passes to go see an advance screening of the movie, Wonder. When I told my girls that we were going to see the movie, they were super excited! We went to Regal Village Park Stadium 17 in Carmel, IN to see it last night. 

My girls and I are book lovers. We tend to love the books better than the movies. However, this movie was wonderful. I think it did a pretty good job of portraying the book. Both of my girls agreed with me as well. My husband never read the book, but he enjoyed the movie. It’s a great family movie that makes you laugh and cry. 

The movie opens everywhere this weekend. It is rated PG. In my opinion, it’s a great family movie to go see with the kids third grade and up. My girls are 8th and 3rd graders so this was perfect for them. 

If you are looking to go see a movie this weekend, I highly recommend you to go see Wonder. Check out the movie's official website here for more information about the movie. Or watch the trailer below:

Sunday, November 12, 2017

My little girl’s $5 challenge!

My little girl’s $5 challenge! I gave her a Kohl’s $5 promotional offer card that came in the mail. I wanted to see if she can walk out from the store without paying any money! And she did! She scored two free Godiva chocolate candy bars. She was so proud of herself. She is learning to shop smart.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Goodbye Christopher Robin

My husband and I managed to get free advanced movie screening passes from https://foxsearchlightscreenings.com to see Goodbye Christopher Robin last night at Landmark Theatres Keystone Art Cinema. I believe that this movie has been showing in select US theaters since Oct. 13th, but it will start showing in Indianapolis tomorrow night (10/26) at Keystone Art Cinema

If you are big fan of Winnie-the-Pooh, you must see this movie. You will appreciate Winnie-the-Pooh even more if you know the story behind it. It was a very touching story of how Winnie-the-Pooh was created based on a true story. It will make you cry. I did. My girls also went with us and they said they enjoyed the movie. It is rated PG so parents, you will need to watch the trailer / read the descriptions to decide whether or not it's appropriate for your child(ren). For more info about this movie opening in Indianapolis, check out its trailer and ticket information by clicking here

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Purdue Space Day Experience

Purdue Space Day 2017
My little girl had a great time attending Purdue Space Day this past Saturday. This was her first time attending the program and she had a blast. She has been seeing her big sister attend every year since 2012, so it was very special for her to finally attend.

Purdue Space Day is a free annual event for 3rd -8th graders offered at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. However, space is limited and signing up with an online registration is required about a couple months before the event. It is a program that teaches STEM education through fun activities. Saturday's event started out by the presentation given by guest astronaut Mark Polansky. After the presentation, my little girl participated in the activities. The 3rd & 4th graders’ hands on activities were Egg Drop, Stomp Rockets and Life in Space. My little girl said that it was so much fun! When all the activities were complete, they ended the day with a group photo taken with astronaut Mark Polansky.


My little one with astronaut Mark Polansky
Purdue Space Day 2017
When my husband checked out our little one from her class, we happened to see astronaut Mark Polansky walking back with his chaperone. My little girl ran up to him and simply asked him if she could take a picture with him. He smiled and said “Yes!” So sweet of him. How often do you get to take a picture with an astronaut?! The best of all is that he is a Purdue alum as well. Yes, we love Boilermakers!



Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Purdue Space Day 2015
Beside attending Saturday's event, my oldest one also had a wonderful time in the past 5 years attending Purdue Space Day. The most memorable astronauts she’s met in the past are Buzz Aldrin & Jerry Ross. My husband and I are so thankful for all the guest astronauts attending Purdue Space Day, the volunteers & the student volunteers for their hard work & for all of them becoming great role models for my daughters. My oldest’s has now set her future goals to attend Purdue (STEM field) and is hoping to volunteer for Purdue Space Day to give back. We can’t wait to see her accomplish her goals in the future.
My oldest with astronaut Jerry Ross
Purdue Space Day 2016

I highly recommend this program if you are looking for free educational things to do in the future. If you missed this year’s Purdue Space Day, there will always be next year. Make sure to keep an eye on Purdue Space Day’s webpage, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for their updates. They usually post the online registration date a few months in advance. As soon as you find out the online registration date & time, mark your calendar, set your alarm so that you don’t miss out on it! This year the online registration was closed within 30 minutes! Yes, all the spots were gone in 30 minutes. This is a very popular event with limited space, so you need to be very quick to register your child / children.

I wish you luck everyone! I hope your child or children has a chance to attend this wonderful program next year! For more detailed information about this program, please visit Purdue Space Day’s website or their social media links listed below.

Purdue Space Day’s webpage
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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Friday, October 13, 2017

My lunch today!

My lunch today! I won a Domino's $5 gift card from Quikly a couple days ago, so I took advantage of it today. Ordered a 16pc Parmesan Bread Bites & a 2-litter coke for only $4.99! After applying my gift card, it only cost me $0.44. I basically only paid tax. I love promotional deals!





Teaching my little one about frugal shopping

I’m starting to teach my little one how to stay on budget. Last weekend, I gave her a $5 off coupon, a $10 Yes2You Rewards money and a 20% off coupon that she can use at Kohl's. Take a look at the picture. She picked a cute panda top & a pair of leggings at the store and paid $5.11 after applying discounts. She went a bit over her budget, but it’s okay since she is still learning. Not bad for just paying $5.11 for a complete outfit! 

I believe that it's important to teach your child(ren) how to manage money. If you have coupons, or store cash, why not have your child use them and see how well they can stretch their dollar. It’s a great method for a child to understand how to live a frugal life. 

 Happy Savings Everyone!

Monday, October 9, 2017

My CVS Shopping Trip-Money Maker!

I only paid $0.20 for my shopping trip at CVS yesterday! I haven’t shopped at CVS in a while, but they recently sent me ExtraBucks coupons via email! I love free money! 

I also submitted my receipt to Ibotta app and got $0.25 back! $0.05 money maker! 

If you would like to sign up for Ibotta app, Please join through my link by following my referral link here, redeem a rebate in the first 2 weeks of sign up and you'll earn an extra **bonus.**  I have been using this app since April 2013 and have gotten $754.05 cash back! To maximize my savings I usually use paper coupons from the newspaper as well.

**There are some restrictions on getting your bonus. Please read terms & conditions before signing up with Ibotta. This blog is not responsible for your sign up bonus. Please read and follow Ibotta's directions on how to get your sign up bonus via Ibotta app or its website.**

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mega Clearance Sale! - Half Price Books Indianapolis

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Books Books and more books! Half Price books is doing a mega clearance sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend (Oct. 6 - 8 ). I went last night and everything was $2 or less. It’s a great deal for all the book lovers out there! Admission is free however there will be a $5 parking fee. Visit the website for more information. http://www.indianastatefair.com/event/mega-clearance-sale-half-price-books/

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

New Harry Potter Illustrated Edition

My girls and I were very excited yesterday! It was the release day of the Harry Potter illustrated book. I pre-ordered it from Amazon so it came right to our door step. My pre-order price was $23.99! The best part of this order was that I paid for this book with Amazon gift cards that I earned from Swagbucks, so no extra cash spent! The book is beautifully illustrated. We are absolutely in love with the book.

If you are a Harry Potter fan, follow my Amazon referral link to get this book on sale. If you don’t want to follow my link, that's okay too. As always, please read the terms and conditions before you purchase any products.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Only 2 days left! Free Book Offer


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Kellogg’s fantastic Scholastic book giveaway will end soon! If you have purchased qualified items listed here within the last 30 days from Walmart, make sure to submit your receipt. You must email or text your receipt with your current email or phone number listed under your Kellogg's Family Rewards membership. If you don’t have a membership, sign up for free here.

For those who is just finding out about this offer, don’t worry, you still have a chance to make qualified purchases. However, you only have 2 days, so hurry! Be sure to make your qualified purchase(s) from Walmart by 9/30/2017 and email or text your receipt to Kellogg’s fantastic Scholastic book giveaway offer's email address or number listed on their offer page. I’ve done it this week and my little girl is getting 3 free books by mail in about 3-4 weeks:) You may also choose to donate your free book(s) earned to a school of your choice as well. Remember 
purchasing  1qualified item = 1 book. 

I’ve been very happy with Kellogg’s fantastic Scholastic book giveaway offer. I always have a very good experience with this offer, but your experience may differ from mine. As always, please read / follow the directions and terms & conditions before you participate by visiting their website.  


For more detailed information about this offer, please visit Kellogg's fantastic Scholastic book giveaway offer's website page

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Get Your Free Ticket to a Museum!

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Yay, another year of Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Don’t forget to head over to the Museum Day Live! website to receive your free ticket to a museum near you! Your ticket is good for you and a guest on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

My family took advantage of Museum Day Live! last year and visited Conner Prairie. We had a great time. For this year on Museum Day Live!, my husband and I already printed out tickets to take our girls to Indiana Historical Society. 


For more information, visit the website by clicking here. As always, please read  Museum Day Live! terms and conditions before you sign up to receive your ticket.





Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FREE 4x6 Prints!

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I just ordered 20 FREE 4x6 prints from Snapfish, yay! All I had to do was visit https://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/free-prints add and add 20 4x6 photos to my shopping cart. At checkout, I entered the code 20AUGFREE. Free prints with free shipping right to my home! I’m so happy. 

I believe this offer is good until 8/9 (tomorrow!) or while the supplies last, so hurry on over to Snapfish to get your 20 FREE 4x6 prints. As always, please read their terms & conditions before you make your order. Poppin’Cents is not responsible for any problems that you may encounter at third party sites. Happy Savings Everyone! 

Screenshot of my checkout

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Another Free Movie!

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Don’t forget to get your free movie from Google Play! You can get “A Stork’s Journey” for $0.00. I believe this offer is good until June 30, 2017. My family and I enjoyed watching it by streaming it on our TV last week. It’s a decent family-friendly movie. You just have to have a free Google Play account in order to get this movie. Use your smart TV or use Google Chrome to watch it. It's simple. For more information, visit Google Play.  Enjoy your movie! 

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Second Annual Indianapolis Wine Festival

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I have great news! The Indianapolis Wine Festival 2017 event will be held in September! The dates are set for September 15-16, 2017. You still have a plenty of time to purchase your tickets. However, if you don’t want to miss this event, mark your calendar now and get your tickets today. Just a reminder, you have to be over 21 to attend! Tickets can be purchased by visiting their website directly at http://www.indianapoliswinefestival.com. Read    the press release below issued by KemperLesnik for more information. A toast to the Indianapolis Wine Festival 2017!





Second Annual Indianapolis Wine Festival Moves to the Heart of Downtown
Indianapolis Wine Festival Coming to Pan Am Plaza this September 2017 with heightened tasting experience

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2017) – This September, immerse yourself in wines from around the world at the Indianapolis Wine Festival. The two day event held September 15-16, 2017 at Pan Am Plaza and a portion of Georgia Street offers the opportunity for guests to taste more than 200 wines, local cuisine, live musical entertainment and more. Tickets for this much anticipated event go on sale Monday, June 12th at 10 a.m. ET. A portion of the proceeds for this year’s event will benefit Folds of Honor Indiana .

“We look forward to growing this global wine experience in the heart of Indianapolis,” said Tom Valdiserri of KemperLesnik, organizer of the Indianapolis Wine Festival. “With a new venue, the addition of a new VIP wine and dining experience, and an even longer list of domestic and international wines to taste, we think this year’s festival will have something for everyone – from wine beginners to aspiring sommeliers.”

Tickets are available at www.IndianapolisWineFestival.com. Guests have three options:

  • The Big Red Liquors Connoisseurs Club Ticket is $120 in advance and $140 at the door. This ticket is good to use any one day of the festival. Featuring access to the Big Red Liquors Connoisseurs Club hospitality tent, the ticket includes all benefits of an Adult Tasting Ticket plus sampling of specialty wines, heavy hors d'oeuvres and gourmet small plates.
  • The Adult Wine Tasting Ticket is $30 in advance at participating Big Red Liquor locations across Indianapolis, $35 in advance online, and $45 at the gate. It includes 20 wine tastings, one pint of beer, a tasting wine glass, seminars, musical entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount.  Purchaser must select a Friday or Saturday ticket at time of purchase.
  • The Good Any Day Ticket is good to use for any one day of the festival. This ticket includes a tasting wine glass, 20 tastings, one pint of beer, seminars, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount. This $50 ticket is only available in advance.
·         The Designated Driver Ticket, presented by Tom Wood Luxury Group, is $15 and includes two non-alcoholic drinks, wine seminars, musical entertainment, the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount and a tasting wine glass upon departure.

The festival will take place at Pan Am Plaza and Georgia Street, which is bordered by Meridian St. and Pennsylvania St. with its main entrance at the intersection of North St. and Meridian St; free parking is available nearby.

Festival-goers can plan to sip and stay at the luxurious Omni Severin Hotel -- located near the event’s entrance gates -- with a special Indianapolis Wine Festival package. Visit https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/indianapolis-severin/specials/indianapolis-wine-fest for more information.     

Event sponsors include Big Red Liquors, Anheuser Busch’s Belgium brands (Stella Artois, Leffe and Hoegaarden), Soft Rock B105.7, Maple Leaf Farms, and Tom Wood Luxury Group.

Connect with the festival on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. For more information, visit IndianapolisWineFestival.com.

About KemperLesnikKemperLesnik is a leading public relationsevents and sports marketing agency serving Fortune 500 clients. Ranked among Chicago's top PR agencies, KemperLesnik produces award-winning communications programs for B2B firms, global consumer products companies and leading sports brands, in addition to constructing acclaimed lifestyle events and sports marketing activations. KemperLesnik has managed major national and international events, including the Maui Jim Maui InvitationalMcDonald’s All American GamesCBS Sports ClassicWindy City Wine Festival and numerous PGA TOUR affiliated events, for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.kemperlesnik.com or follow on Twitter @KemperLesnik.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New NESTEA® Review


Thanks to the MyMagazine™ Sharing Network & NESTEA®, I received 2 coupons to try out NESTEA®'s new ice tea for FREE!  I decided to try a bottle of Lemon flavor and a bottle of peach flavor. According to what’s on the front of the bottles, there are no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors/flavors contained. I love that!  



Both flavors are refreshing and tasted natural, but I probably liked the lemon flavor more than the peach flavor though.  I kind of liked the peach, but I only tasted a very subtle peach flavor. The lemon flavor had a more distinct lemon flavor to it. I have to say that both flavors had a great sweetness to them. My daughter tried them and thought that it was too sweet, but it was perfect level of sweetness for me. Who knows, you may like the peach and not like the lemon. Or you may end up liking them both. Either way, if you are an ice tea lover, I would give this product a try. 


If you are lucky, you may be able to snag a coupon for a free bottle. Head over to the NESTEA®’S website and find out! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I am so grateful to wake up to showering handmade gifts presented by my girls this morning. This is the moment that I will cherish forever. I am so proud to be their mom. 

Hope everyone has a very memorable relaxing mother’s day! 


Saturday, May 13, 2017

A great night out!

My family and I had an amazing evening attending a special MAMARAZZI® event held by The MOMS at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last night. We participated in Q&A sessions with the cast of the new movie, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” that opens at theaters next week on May 19, 2017! 

During the Q&A sessions, my little girl's dream came true when she asked a question to Jeff Kinney, the author. My little one is a big fan of the series so this was just a great experience for her. She also managed to get autographs from Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Jeff Kinney and Jason Drucker at the red carpet. Seeing an advanced screening of the movie was a sweet treat! Both of my girls enjoyed the movie! 

A special thank you to The MOMS Denise & Melissa for inviting my family to this special event. You two are awesome! Hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day! #DOWKMOMS








Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I love the free book offer!

Yay, I received 3 free books from the Kellogg’s Family Reward Program offer!  It’s a Kellogg’s Fantastic Scholastic Book Giveaway offer - 1credit = 1book. My books were very easy to get. I just had to purchase some specially marked / participating Kellogg’s products at Walmart. Then I uploaded my receipt to this offer site. Just a quick note, your receipt(s) must get uploaded within 30 days of purchase!  


When my receipt was approved for point(s), I let my daughters pick the books that they wanted to read and the books arrived within 8 weeks. You can also choose to donate your free book(s) to the school of your choice. 

In order to take advantage of this offer, you must make your purchase by 4/30/2017 and redeem by 6/15/2017!  So hurry if you haven’t taken advantage of this offer.  As always visit Kellogg’s website for more details and restrictions about this offer. 

I received three FREE books! 
     


Happy Reading Everyone! 




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Free Movie!

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I love love freebies! If you haven’t watched Bunyan and Babe, head over to GooglePlay and watch it for FREE!  GooglePlay has been offering this movie for FREE since last month and I believe that today is the last day to get it for FREE. 

My little girl and I enjoyed watching it over the weekend in the comfort of our own house. You will need a credit card, but the check out total is $ 0. If you are Apple IOS user like I am, you will need to use the Google Chrome browser to be able to watch the movie. If you have a smart TV, you can stream it to your TV as well by using your GooglePlay account. Enjoy!


Friday, January 20, 2017

My First Subscription Box!

Wow, it is already Jan. 2017! I’ve been so busy with my freelance job and neglected this blog since October. Well, I guess this is just my personal blog that I do it as a hobby, so I guess it’s okay. My hope is to write more posts this year…. Maybe. 

Anyways, since I worked so hard last year, I decided to gift myself for the start of 2017. I’ve been reading about FabFitFun online lately and it sounded great. I love trying new things, so I decided to give it a try since I managed to find a $10 off coupon. The subscription box is normally priced $49.99, but my first box was $39.99 after the coupon was applied. 

After ordering, it took about 10 days for my first box(editor’s box) to arrive. I was anxious until the box arrived, but wow, it was worth the wait. I read some positive / negative reviews online while waiting for my box. I was a bit worried about reading some of the negative reviews, but my review is definitely a positive one!!! Everything stated on their website (over $200 worth of items) was included in my box, and I’ve received one bonus surprise item which was a $50 pure cosmetics eye shadow palette!!!! As it states on their website, not everyone gets the same bonus item. I wasn’t expecting it and it was a special surprise. Just take a look at my picture of what I received.  


Modcloth Lock and Key Scarf - $34.99
The Created Co. To-Go Coffee Mug - $19.00
FabFit Fun Coloring Book & Colored Pencils - $14.00
Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain - $24.00
Marrakesh Argan & Hemp Hair Oil - $22.99
O.R.G.Skincare Mineral Peel Face - $44.00
Jook & Nona Tag Necklace - $65.00
Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection Eyeshadow Palette - $50
Zoya Nail Polish - $10.00
Total Retail Value: $283.98

FabFitFun is a seasonal quarterly subscription, so my hope is that FabFitFun can continue to send me a great box each season. My second box will be charged around the Feb/March time frame for their FabFitFun Spring box and it will cost me $49.99. I hope it's worth it. So far, I love love love everything that they included in its editor’s box. If you are interested, you can use my referral link: http://xo.fff.me/eSmBf to try it yourself with the discount or just find out what’s FabFitFun is all about. Also know that everyone’s box is slightly different. Such as item colors, style, bonus items etc. I’ve had a great experience on my first purchase from them, however, your experience might be different from mine. My only suggestion is that you please read their terms & conditions before committing to sign up.  As always, you are responsible for your own actions.