Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bits and Pieces

Most weeks I come across or hear about quite a few interesting deals, offers, and opportunities.  I haven't done this for a while, but this week I compiled a list of some of them:

Check out the cute (and free) printable Valentine's Day cards like the one in this post.  These can be customized and printed at no cost.  You'll have to register with Invys in order to save or print the cards.

Kellogg's is offering a $10 Bonus Bucks certificate in exchange for the purchase of three specially marked boxes of cereal.  At the supermarket this week we saw specially marked boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, and (I think) Frosted Flakes.  (My son says it definitely includes Frosted Flakes, and also Froot Loops.)  You can find all the details, including a list of retailers which will accept the certificates, on the FAQ page.

Thanks to a Valentine's Day promotion, you can save 25% on any BusyBodyBook organizer by entering code BBBVDAY at checkout.  This offer expires February 15.

On Friday I plan to post a review and giveaway of the Rubbermaid Junk Drawer Organizer.  Comment on this post between now and Friday (6:00am Eastern) to qualify for an extra two entries into the giveaway.

Pepsi and Frito-Lay, in conjunction with Coors, are offering a Super Bowl rebate on purchases of Pepsi products, Tostitos, and other party items (paper plates, plastic cups, deli items).  Not all of the offers require a beer purchase; read the details on the rebate forms.

Organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm has followed moms’ advice and introduced its unique YoBaby 3-in-1 Meals in handy 4-ounce multipacks. Three delicious flavors -- Pear & Green Bean, Peach & Squash, Apple & Sweet Potato – are just right for baby’s growing appetite.  Learn more here, and don't miss the link to print coupons and see other offers.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year’s theme, “For a Sparkly Smile, Remember to Brush and Floss Every Day,” reminds children and their caregivers about good oral health habits that help prevent cavities and create a healthy smile.  Delta Dental offers these tips to encourage kids to brush better:
  • Trade places:  Tired of prying your way in whenever it's time to brush those little teeth? Why not reverse roles and let the child brush your teeth? It’s fun for them and shows them the right way to brush.
  • Take turns:  Set a timer and have the child brush their teeth for 30 seconds. Then you brush their teeth for 30 seconds. Repeat this at least twice.
  • Call in reinforcements:  If children stubbornly neglect to brush or floss, maybe it's time to change the messenger. Call the dental office before the next checkup and let them know what's going on. The same motivational message might be heeded if it comes from a third party, especially the dentist.
Disclosure: I have not received any compensation in any form for sharing this information.


  1. I definitely need help organizing my junk! I like the tooth brushing trading places idea.

  2. Thanks for the list of deals! I will be looking for the Kellogg's Bonus Bucks!

  3. Oh my gosh Melissa I love the dental tips! I would so love to see the kids brushing mom's teeth, awesome idea!