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How You Can Save Big On The Things You Need To Buy!


I’m a savvy shopper, it makes me happy when I can buy what I want for less. It is almost like a game to me.  I always check for extra discounts, promo codes and coupons before I make purchases.  Love technology and how I can pull up in store coupons right on my phone or order from a mobile device with codes I find online.

Saving money is always welcome in our budget. With a big family, anywhere I can save helps. I was really excited when I heard about Frugga.  Frugga.com is an online coupon search engine on steroids!  Searching for the latest promo codes is a breeze because Frugga works with thousands of online stores to get the best deals.  Besides being a one-stop coupon/promo code site, Frugga has an online community where you can interact with other savvy shoppers and vote on deals and coupons and how well they work.  Based on the votes, Frugga can rank deals and coupons based on popularity.

Hate finding out of date coupons and promo codes?  No worries with Frugga, their site is updated throughout the day, they have staff working round the clock to find the latest deals and remove expired ones.  With Frugga you will have more chances to get that awesome feeling of saving big on your purchases!

Frugga offers even more in their marketplace.  Working with manufacturers and suppliers to bring you the hottest products in fashion, electronics, toys, pets, computers, automotive, travel, home decor and more at huge savings!









Would you like even more rewards?  I thought you would. Frugga Social Rewards can be earned when you share content and you can earn points and win $10, $20 and $50 gift cards!


Add great customer service found at Frugga and you are on your way to saving more than you ever dreamed.  So what are you waiting for, check Frugga out now and join the community for savings that will help you save big on your budget.  Please let me know what you think and if you took advantage of any of the awesome deals!


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TheJMom.com Closing-JWhat? The End of the Meddling Mom Dating Site, Say It Ain’t So!


Matchmaker Matchmaker Make Me A Match…hmmm, you must be wondering where I’m going with that.  Well, I will just get it out there. TheJMom.com is an online dating site.  However, it’s a bit of  a shift from other sites like Match.com, Cupid.com and Eharmony.com.  TheJMom.com is a site where mothers and their adult child have a combined profile.  It is not that they’re each looking for someone, mom is looking for a suitable match for her child.  Oh, and J stands for Jewish.

So to recap, a Jewish mom will start an account, put a brief bio about herself and family, even upload her photo. Then she will upload photos of her daughter or son, fill out their information, and describe why they are a good catch and who they are looking for in a mate. Then other moms contact her to see what she thinks about a potential match with their son or daughter.  Oh and the sons and daughters can contact the moms too if they see someone they like to see what mama thinks.  If she thinks it is okay, then the “kids” will be able to email each other and see what happens from there.

The site was started by siblings Brad and Danielle along with friend and programmer Matt.  Brad was on one of the mainstream sites and not finding a suitable mate.  Mom Barbara, kept pestering Brad for his password so she could take a gander at the available women and he finally gave in.  He left and two hours later she was still at the computer with a list of 10 women he needed to contact. He said she was having a blast, such a blast and so invested that the idea for the site just evolved right there.

This is from their site:

Dating is not easy these days for young professionals. It takes lots of time, money, and can be very stressful. Kids should listen to their parents when they tell you that you’re not going to find prince charming in a bar. We are launching TheJMom.com to give the power of matchmaking through the internet to parents. You can browse potential partners in your child’s city, email their parents for more information about their children and family, and set them up on a casual date.

Take some time to browse the site, sign up your son/daughter, and let the matchmaking begin!

Danielle, Brad and Mama Barbara.  I could not find Matt.  Maybe he found his Beshert.  I think Brad and Danielle are still looking.

Danielle, Brad and Mama Barbara. I could not find Matt. Maybe he found his Beshert. I think Brad and Danielle are still looking.

Never mind, I found Matt.  He has a video on how to get the most out of your profile.  You can watch it below. It was on Aunt Elaine’s Blog Tab.  She does the blogging for TheJMom.com. She was successful at setting up her son with a nice girl, he later married. She is one of the reasons TheJMom.com was launched.


I don’t know what your thoughts are right now.  Perhaps you think it’s a great idea, why shouldn’t the mother take an active role in the online dating adventures of their adult children.  Maybe you are disgusted by the idea of meddling mothers already becoming a thorn in the side of a prospective new son or daughter-in-law.  Whether you are actively on the site filling in your information or dry heaving into the garbage, you need to keep reading.

Several, successful marriages were the result of online JMom.com matches.  The membership is free, there are paid upgrades I believe.  TheJMoms’ Facebook Fan Page has posts written by couples on their second or third child who met and married thanks to their meddling moms.  They say wonderful things about the whole experience of finding their soul mate or Beshert.

Now, for some big news that may make you sad or happy.  TheJMom.com is shutting their internet doors on March 1st.  Why you ask?  Well, they say they cannot afford to run it any longer.  I really don’t fully understand that. The site was started by a brother and sister along with their friend Matt. Ironic to think their mom was not a partner but I digress.  Their goal was to help people find their ideal match and they didn’t want to use any outside funding. Stating that their lives have changed and that outside funding is not feasible, they bid all farewell.

So if their goal was to help find ideal matches and bring people together, why abandon that?  They can easily make money with sponsors and or affiliate advertising to cover the hosting as well as salaries for the webmaster or administration.  I think that’s the part I find so shocking. Abandoning what seems to be a successful niche market makes me think they are seriously lacking in online marketing skills.

I am almost tempted to run in and capitalize on all the Mom/child dating niches before anyone else does.  How about CMom.com for Christian Mom or we could go by nationalities and have IMom for Italian Mom, KMom for Korean Mom, GMom for Greek Mom.  Oh my, so many moms, so many markets.  We just can’t allow the only meddling mom dating site to die now can we?  Come on, who is with me?  Where are my business partners? I can’t run this empire alone.


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K5 Learning Online Reading and Math Program Review!!!


K5 Learning is an award-winning online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through a personalized program of over 3,000 online tutorials and activities.

Designed principally for after school study and summer study, K5 is also used by homeschoolers, special needs and gifted kids. K5 helps your children build good study habits and excel in school.

I recently tried this program out and it was easy to set up and customize for my kids. Before they begin they enter their name and grade level, then design a character that looks like them or anything they like. Next, your child is ready to start learning through fun games. The math facts for my 5-year-old was done integrated with a bowling theme and it was engaging and kept his interest. It is a program that both he and my 7-year-old look forward to playing not something that is a drag. It will save their progress, give reports and let children switch between math, spelling and math and reading lessons easily.

Parents will find it easy to monitor progress and identify areas where their children need more help or practice. There are 2 logins, one for parents and one for kids.  The kids are logged in to an easy to navigate dashboard and the parents have a dashboard that lets them view  reports on their child and get the details of how they are progressing.   To view a video of how the system works click HERE.  The software is designed so that children as young as 4 can use and navigate the lessons by themselves.

This program is great for both kids that attend school or are home schooled as well as pre-school age children. If you are looking for a reading and math enrichment program, you should check out K5. You can view sample lessons HERE. There is a 14 day free trial you can use to see for yourself how it works and how your child likes it. You can also download a free ebook, “How to Help Your Kids Succeed in School” filled with practical advice and specific activities by clicking HERE.  To set up the free trial click HERE to get started.  Let me know what you think.


Oh and you can get free printable worksheets by clicking HERE.

Online Reading & Math Program for K-5

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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K12 Inc. Launches EmbarK¹², A Comprehensive & Online Pre-K Program For Kids 3-6!!! Limited Time 50% Off Discount Code Available Now!!!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of K12, the leader in online education for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

As a mom of five, I know the importance of preparing our kids for kindergarten with a strong foundation of key concepts and fundamentals.  Children need to master basic skills and have a strong understanding of key concepts in order to succeed in school.  A Pre-K program that prepares them for kindergarten with the fundamentals and concepts they need to know will allow kids to keep building on that strong foundation and let them soar through kindergarten and beyond!

EmbarK¹² is the leader in online education for grades K-12 has launched EmbarK12 Comprehensive- Online and hands-on preschool program for your early learner. 


EmbarK12 Online – Over 830 interactive activities to engage your preschooler. and encourage self-guided and independent learning for children ages 3-6.  This supplemental Pre-K program was developed by educational experts and is designed to make learning fun, enriching and dynamic.  

Children will learn basic concepts such as mathematical reasoning, early literacy, scientific observation, investigative skills and so much more through stimulating engagement.  

EmbarK¹² Comprehensive is an award-winning and standards aligned Pre-K program that is designed to fully prepare 3-5 year olds for Kindergarten.  Over 1200 engaging, interactive online and hands-on activities are available that will encompass 18 thematic units covering 6 subjects; Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Music and Art.

Over 750  hands-on activities support EmbarK¹² themes and promote creativity among eager learners through math manipulatives, children’s storybooks, art supplies and other learning aids. Kindergarten readiness programs by K12. Try a sample activity today.

Right now you can take advantage of a special 50% Off Discount on EmbarK¹² Online. This promotion is only valid for the next 7 days so don’t delay!  Use promo code EmbarkSpecial and pay only $29.50 for a 12 month subscription which is half off the regular price of $59! 



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Walmart Releases Largest Black Friday Ad!!! Early Shopping Online Offered Too!!! See Ad Now!!! #BlackFriday

Today Walmart unveiled its largest Black Friday Ad Circular! offers, including seven times the number of one-hour guaranteed items compared to last year, “Manager Specials” and even more hot deals on the season’s top gifts. Walmart will hold Black Friday events at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.  Compared to last year, the retailer will offer 65 percent more inventory on televisions and double the number of tablets—some of the most popular Black Friday items.

Customers have told Walmart what they want this holiday season, which includes:

  • One-Hour Guarantee
  • A better shopping experience
  • Three special events
  • Manager’s Specials
  • Early shopping online
  • Shop like the pros

 View the Walmart Black Friday Ad Circular!

“Black Friday is our day – our Super Bowl – and we’re ready to prove once again that no one does it better than Walmart,” said Bill Simon, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “We’re excited to give our customers an incredible Black Friday with shopping hours that will allow them to take advantage of great prices on Thanksgiving night and all weekend long.”

Walmart Black Friday Ad

Compared to last year, Walmart will offer 65 percent more inventory on televisions and double the number of tablets—some of the most popular Black Friday items. The retailer not only has more products, but lower prices too. For example, this year a 32” LED TV will be available at Walmart for $98. Last Black Friday, a 32” LED TV sold for $148 at Walmart.

“Delivering for our customers wouldn’t be possible without our associates. They are a critical component of our success throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season,” added Simon. “We appreciate each associate and the time they are dedicating to serve the families who shop our stores. As we have in the past, we’ll be recognizing their hard work with additional pay and free meals during their shifts. This year, as a special thanks, associates who work on Thanksgiving Day will receive a 25 percent discount on an entire purchase this holiday season.”

One-Hour Guarantee – It’s Back and Better!

In 2012, Walmart introduced the industry’s first One-Hour Guarantee, a Black Friday event that guaranteed customers select items during a one-hour period. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response from customers, the retailer is bringing it back and expanding from the three items offered last year to 21 One-Hour Guarantee items this year.

Customers who are in the designated lines at Walmart between 6 and 7 p.m. or 8 and 9 p.m. local time on Thursday, Nov. 28 can purchase top gifts at special low prices with confidence that they’ll receive the item either that night or before Christmas.

6 p.m. One-Hour Guarantee:

  • Vizio® 60” Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $688 (a $310 savings)
  • Apple iPad® mini Wi-Fi 16GB (two colors) – $299 with a $100 Walmart gift card
  • Funai 32” LED 720p HDTV – $98 (special buy)
  • Furby Boom! – $29 (a $30 savings)
  • HP® Pavillion TouchSmart 14-B109WM Laptop – $278 (special buy)
  • Call of Duty® Ghosts (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) – $39.96 (a $20 savings)
  • LG® Blu-ray Player – $38 (special buy)
  • Graco ® Travel System (stroller and infant car seat) – $99 (special buy)
  • 1 Carat T.W. Diamond and Sterling Silver Pendant and Earring Set – $98
  • Assassins Creed, NBA 2K14, Batman, Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3)  – $34 each (a $25.96 savings)

8 p.m. One-Hour Guarantee:

  • Beats™ by Dr. Dre ® Solo Headphones – $114.95 (a $85 savings)
  • Straight Talk ® Galaxy Centura™ prepaid phone – $29 (a $70.88 savings)
  • RCA 7” Dual Core Tablet – $49 (special buy)

New Process to Make Shopping Easier on Black Friday 

To help improve the shopping experience Walmart, for the first time in all stores, will hand out wristbands so customers can shop while they wait for some of the hottest items – like the new Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One. Here’s how it works:

  • Prior to the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. events, customers need to go to the designated line within the store to secure a wristband for certain products. Wristbands will be distributed while supplies last.
  • Customers can shop for other gifts throughout the store while they wait for the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. events to start.
  • Then customers with a wristband simply need to come back to the designated line within two hours after the event start time to pick up their product.

More Deals Across the Store

Walmart’s chief merchandising and marketing officer, Duncan Mac Naughton has described this year’s Black Friday deals as “smoking hot.” Following are examples of the deals at each event:


Starting at 6 p.m., Nov. 28

  • 700-thread count sheet set from Better Homes & Gardens® – $24.96 (special buy)
  • Licensed sleepwear for kids (Hello Kitty, Spiderman, Disney and Monster High) – $4.50
  • Kid’s hoodies and jackets for $10
  • More than 100 video games priced at $10, $15 and $25 each
  • 580 movies (including new releases) ranging in price from $1.96 to $9.96
  • Fisher-Price® 6-Volt Barbie™ Jeep or 6-Volt Hot Wheels® Jeep – $89 each (special buy)
  • Rubbermaid® 30-piece Easy Find Lids Storage Set – $6.92 (special buy)
  • National branded home appliances for $9.44
  • Garth Brooks Blame It All On My Roots Limited Edition Boxed Set – $24.96 (exclusive)
  • Big Hugs Elmo – $44 (a $5 savings)
  • Stanley® Rolling Tool Chest with 88-pc. Mechanical tool set – $89 (special buy)


Starting at 8 p.m., Nov. 28

  • VIZIO® 70” Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $998 (a $700 savings)
  • Samsung® 46” Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $497 (a $151 savings)
  • Element 40” Class LED 1080p HDTV – $178 (special buy)
  • Nabi 2 7” Tablet – $99 (a $80 savings)
  • Canon® T3 dsLR Bundle (75-300mm lens, bag and 8GB card) – $449 (special buy)
  • GoPro® Hero 3: White Edition – $199 with a $30 Walmart gift card
  • Monster® Headphones – $79.95 (a $50 savings)
  • Straight Talk® Samsung Galaxy S® III® prepaid phone – $299 (a $100 savings)


Starting at 8 a.m., Nov. 29

  • Apple iPhone® 5C ($45) and 5S ($189) with a $75 Walmart gift card; requires a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon
  • Customers can save up to $127 per tire with Walmart’s weekend tire in-stock guarantee
  • Keurig® K70 Platinum Brewing System – $169 with a $20 Walmart gift card
  • SodaStream Mega Bonus Kit – $79 with a $10 gift card (special buy)
  • Bostitch® 18-Volt Drill – $99 (a $50 savings)
  • Shatterproof Ornament 80-pack – $30 (special buy)


Extending Black Friday Deals with Manager’s Specials

For the first time ever on Black Friday, Walmart will be activating “Manager’s Specials.” Throughout the store from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, Walmart will drop prices on entire categories and brands that are most in demand for holiday, as well as empower its local store managers to lower prices on other great items. For details, customers must like their local Walmart Facebook page.


“Couch Shop” While the Turkey Cooks

Starting early on Thanksgiving morning, customers can shop on Walmart.com for some of the Black Friday deals that will also be available in stores. Customers can also take advantage of hundreds of online specials on Thanksgiving and Black Friday while supplies last. Some of the deals include:

  • Apple iPad® 2 with Bluetooth speaker and accessory kit – $349 (nearly $75 savings)
  • Kids’ 3 Piece License Character Pajama and Robe Set (includes Disney, Marvel characters) – $14 (special buy)
  • Samsung® 40″ Class LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV – $379 (nearly $50 savings)
  • Proscan 7″ Tablet with Keyboard Case – $49 (special buy)
  • Wooden Activity Table with 45-Piece Train Set & Storage Bin – $49 ($20 savings)
  • Xbox 360™ with Camouflage Controller – $139 ($90 savings)




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