Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest + a Giveaway

A sad fact today is that more and more kids are devouring sugary, high fat foods at home instead of cooking fresh, delicious meals. A lot of this stems from lack of nutritional education. Uncle Ben’s believes it’s really important for parents to involve their kids in making and eating healthy meals at home.

Uncle Ben’s is launching its fourth annual Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest to promote cooking healthy meals at home. Parents, with children in grades K-8, submit a home video (three minutes or less!) of them preparing a rice-based dish with their child and discussing their experience cooking together. Five grand prize winners will win $15,000 cash, a hometown celebration and a $30,000 cafeteria makeover for their child’s school. The contest aims to have parents and kids cooking healthy together and having fun!

UNCLE BEN’S® Brand unveiled an interactive kid-friendly kitchen in New York City September 25th. The “Dream Kitchen” was inspired by kids across the U.S. submitting ideas of what their “dream kitchen” would include. Celebrity mom Tamera Mowry-Housley lead the event by showing parents simple ways their kids can get involved in making meals no matter their age.

The contest ends Monday, October 12, 2015, so click THIS LINK to enter the contest!

The UNCLE BEN’S® Brand is passionate about encouraging parents and kids to cook together, because families that eat and cook together have children who make healthier meal choices.

If you do not win the contest, you do have a chance to win the prize package mentioned below;
the giveaway prize will be our Ben’s Beginners Young Chef kit which includes the following:
-Ben’s Beginners™ oven mitt
-Ben’s Beginners™ child apron and adult apron
-Ben’s Beginners ™ measuring cup
-Uncle Ben’s® coupon
-UNCLE BEN’S Ready Rice (2 packages)

The giveaway will be conducted over on my Swappin' Spoons Facebook page, so keep an eye out there for more information on how to enter.

Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Bowl – A Never Ending Family Fun Deal!

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post from Olive Garden.

Olive Garden is one of my favorite places to eat. I have celebrated birthdays, anniversary's and have enjoyed many nights out with friends there too!

Now it's time for Olive Garden to do a little celebrating of their own; their  Never Ending Pasta Bowl is celebrating its 20th anniversary and they want you to come celebrate this major milestone with them by treating your family to a meal your whole crew will enjoy!

Through November 22, choose your unlimited pasta, sauce and toppings along with soup or salad – all starting at just $9.99. And it wouldn’t be a party without bread-sticks, now would it---yes, they are included in the $9.99 price too!

There are many Never Ending Pasta Bowl options to choose from:

Rigatoni, Cavatappi, Spaghetti, Whole Wheat Linguine, Gluten-Free Rotini, Tri-Colored Penne, Fettuccine, Angel Hair and Mezzaluna Ravioli.

Five Cheese Marinara, Traditional Meat Sauce, Asiago Garlic Alfredo, Alfredo, Marinara, New Chicken Pomodoro and Pesto Alfredo.

Meatballs, Italian Sausage, Chicken Meatballs, Crispy Chicken Fritta or Crispy Shrimp Fritta can be added to any combination starting at $2.99.

If you are local, contact me and let's go enjoy this together!


Sonic: Buy One, Get One Free Boneless Wings Every Monday

Through December 20, 2015, Sonic is offering buy one, get one free boneless wings every Monday from 5PM to close.


New Costumes For 2015

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Halloween is quickly approaching and that means parties and trick or treating! If you're still looking for that perfect costume, BuyCostumes has you covered with all new costumes for 2015! These costumes were recently released and are for all ages. Plus, BuyCostumes is offering 15% off sitewide! Check out a few of my personal favorite costumes below and don't forget to use coupon code AFCBC15 at checkout. 

New Costumes For 2015

Disney's Descendants: Deluxe Maleficent Costume For Women

Star Wars: Episode VII - Boys Stormtrooper Deluxe Costume

Big Hero 6: Kids White Baymax Inflatable Costume

Browse the full selection of all of the hottest costumes for the entire family at! 


Buy a Slurpee®, Get a FREE Slurpee to Share at 7-Eleven® Stores Sept. 14-20

The Buy One-Get One Free deal runs every day from Monday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 20.

Customers who buy any size or flavor Slurpee drink can receive a second Slurpee drink free. The free Slurpee can be the same size as the one purchased, or smaller.


Beverage Coupons: Canada Dry, Kevita, Starbucks, Soda Coupons, Green Mountain Coffee, Boost, Horizon, and a BOGO Soda Stream Coupon

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Kids Eat Free at Joe’s Crab Shack all month long

Kids eat free at Joe’s Crab Shack during the entire month of September with the purchase of an adult entree. Valid for kids age 13 and under. Limit 3 kids meals per party.

Get a $10 Walmart Gift Card WYB Hefty Trash Bags!

During the month of September, you can earn up to 1000 points on Swagbucks when you buy two or more packs of Hefty trash bags at your local Walmart. That's enough for a $10 Walmart gift card!

Here's how it works:

1. Go to your local Walmart and buy a pack of Hefty trash bags.

2. Take a picture of your purchase along with the qualifying receipt and email it to -- make sure to include your Swagbucks username in the subject line!

3. Get credited with 400 SB. If you purchase two or more packs, you'll get enough SB for a $10 Walmart gift card!

That's all there is to it! Read the full rules & regulations on the Swagbucks website. If you don't have a Swagbucks account yet, just sign up here -- this offer will get you enough points for your first free gift card!

HONEYBAKED – FREE Ham Classic Sandwich Coupon

HONEYBAKED – FREE Ham Classic Sandwich Coupon

Join the Honey Baked Rewards Club and they’ll email you a printable coupon good for a FREE Classic Ham Sandwich. Join today and receive the offer right to your inbox!


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TOMS Shoes are on Sale and get FREE Shipping when you spend $75 or more!

Shop TOMS on and get FREE shipping when you spend $75 or more!

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$1.00 Coupon to use on Any Sara Lee Snacks

Get a $1.00 off coupon and enter for a chance to win 3 boxes of Sara Lee snacks and a reusable lunch bag.

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Sonic: Half-Price Cheeseburgers (September 8, 2015)

Sonic is offering half price cheeseburgers all day long TODAY, September 8, 2015.

No coupon necessary. Limit 5 per person.

Glasses USA - 50% OFF coupon code

Recently, I bought both my girls a pair of glasses through Glasses USA. They offered me a 50% off coupon code and hassle free returns---thankfully no returns needed here, both girls love their glasses!

Just click here to view their selection of glasses and received a 50% OFF coupon code.

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Round up of Pet Care Printable Coupons

$1.00 off any ONE bag of Milo's Kitchen Treats

Here's a list of current pet care coupons for your furry friends. Just click on the ones you would like to print and remember to print them twice if your furry friends really like them. Happy printing!

$4.00 off 1 Waggin Train Treats for Dogs

Buy 2 ALPO dog food, get 1 Waggin Train Snack Free

$2.00 off (12) cans OR (1) 12 Pack Mighty Dog Food

$4.00 off (1) Purina Dog Chow Dog Food

$1.00 off any 6 single cans or 1 Little Champions

$1.00 off (2) Purina Busy Rollhide Treats

$1.00 off (2) Purina Busy brand Bone or Dental

$1.00 off 1 IAMS Dog Dry Food

$2.00 off any size bag of World's Best Cat Litter

$1.00 off any 1 Milk-Bone Good Morning vitamin

$3.00 off (2) Purina Beneful Baked Dog Snacks

Buy 8 Purina Beyond Wet cat Food and get 2 free

$2.00 off 1 bag of Purina Beyond dry Dog food

Buy 2 Purina Beyond Wet Dog Food and get 1 free

$2.00 off 1 bag of Purina Beyond dry Cat food

B2G1 Purina Friskies cat food and Pull 'n Play

$1.00 off (1) IAMS™ Dog canned food or singles

$1.00 off any SHEBA or SHEBA Perfect Portions

$0.50 off any ONE Meow Mix Irresistibles Treats

$1.00 off any One (1) Betsy Farms Product

$1.50 off (12) 13oz or larger cans ALPO Dog Food

$3.00 off (1) Feline Pine™ Cat Litter

$5.00 off any 1 bag of NUTRO dog food or cat food

$2.50 off 1 of Kibbles 'n Bits 35lb or larger

$1.00 off any ONE bag of Milo's Kitchen Treats

$2.00 off Hartz Flea and Tick Topical Drops

$3.00 off One (1) PetAction™ Plus Product

$5.00 off any one (1) PetArmor Plus

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Applebee’s: Free Kids Meal with Adult Entree Purchase

During the month of September, kids can eat free Monday through Thursday.

There is a limit of 1 FREE KID’S MEAL per adult entree purchased. The deal is valid for kids 12 and under.

Krispy Kreme | Free doughnuts on September 19, 2015

Mark your calendars! Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts on September 19, 2015 in celebration of Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Talk like a pirate to get one free original glazed doughnut, or dress up in full pirate attire to get a dozen free original glazed doughnuts. You can use some templates here to help you get started with your costume.

Valid at participating locations, so be sure to call ahead to verify your store is participating.

$0.50 off (1) Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries Printable Coupon

$0.50 off (1) Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries

Print a $0.50 off (1) Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries coupon.
This coupon will double at many grocery stores nationwide--make sure to print two of them!

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