Monthly Archives: October 2011

TraditionalHome.com $8,500 Master Bedroom Redo Sweepstakes (ends 11/20/11)

TraditionalHome.com $8,500 Master Bedroom Redo Sweepstakes (ends at 11:59 p.m., E.T. on November 20, 2011) Click on the image below to enter. (opens new browser window) You need to register an account with TraditionalHome.com or Better Homes & Gardens to enter (or sign … Continue reading

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Better Homes & Gardens $10,000 Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes (ends 12/15/11)

Better Homes & Gardens $10,000 Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes (ends at 11:59 p.m., E.T. on 12/15/11) Click on the image below to enter. (opens new browser window) You need to register an account with BH&G to enter (or sign in if already registered). … Continue reading

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Recipe.com $15,000 Ultimate Kitchen Sweepstakes (ends 1/4/12)

Recipe.com $15,000 Ultimate Kitchen Sweepstakes Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m., E.T. on 01/04/12 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must “like” Recipe.com’s facebook page to enter. Click on the image below to go directly to Recipe.com’s facebook page to enter sweepstakes. All you need … Continue reading

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To BOYCOTT or NOT To BOYCOTT

From time to time we’re contacted by a reader who may ask us about our views of a certain company or ask us why we boycott or don’t boycott a certain company. This post was written to answer inquiries on this … Continue reading

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Michaels Crafts Stores 50% Off Coupon (Saturday 10/29/11 ONLY)

Michaels Crafts Stores – 50% Off Coupon (off one item) Click the link above to print out your own coupon(s). You’re only allowed one item per person at this discount but we say take full advantage – bring your kids … Continue reading

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Insulate Water Pipes to Save Money on Water Heating Bills & Repairs

One of the best ways to save money on home/water heating bills and repair costs is to insulate faucets and pipes that are outdoors and in unheated areas of your home. Even if your home is new or has been … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Can Bring Pests Into Your Home – Can Be Costly & Dangerous

Along with cold weather comes animals trying to get into your warm home. Rodents carry disease, they can also cause dangerous and costly fires and other damage by gnawing through electrical wiring. As a general rule, if your finger can fit … Continue reading

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Inspect Your Attic Regularly

Inspect Your Attic Regularly (twice per year recommended) Going into your attic can be like a dental appointment; you don’t look forward to it, it’s usually uncomfortable, and you probably won’t enjoy it. But it a necessary part of regular home maintenance … Continue reading

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FREE Driver Safety Training Course to Military Veterans – 11/1 to 11/30

AARP Salutes the troops by offering their Driver Safety Training Course to all military veterans regardless of age. To recognize and thank veterans for their honorable service and dedication to our country, the AARP Driver Safety Program is proud to … Continue reading

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Take the AARP Driver Safety Training Course Online! And Get a Discount!

Take the AARP Driver Safety Training Course Online! Save money, time, and gas (no driving to & from a classroom) The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest course for drivers age 50 and older. The program … Continue reading

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Future Medical & Retirement Costs About To Increase – What You Can Do

This issue matters to everyone in the United States, regardless of your age. It’s about Medicare and Social Security costs and benefits. Everyone who makes it to their 60s will eventually need Medicare and Social Security, so even if you’re … Continue reading

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Creating a Cheap or Free Compost Bin from Shipping Pallets

Creating a Cheap or Free Compost Bin from Shipping Pallets Home gardening is growing in popularity for many reasons. The biggest and most obvious reason is the cost of buying food. Another popular reason is wanting to have the freshest organic produce available. … Continue reading

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Recipe.com $5,000 Pay My Grocery Bill Sweepstakes (ends 12/2/11)

Enter daily for a chance to win $5,000 ends 12/2/11 Click on the image below to enter (opens a new browser window) Click here for official rules.

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Kettle Perfection – Review of Revere Stainless Tea Kettles

I’ve been using Revere products for over 40 years. One of the items I’ve relied on for all these years is my stainless steel whistling tea kettle. I’ve purchased or been given several over the years (different sizes) and every one is … Continue reading

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Better Homes & Gardens $15,000 Black Friday Sweepstakes (ends 11/30/11)

Better Homes & Gardens $15,000 Black Friday Sweepstakes (ends 11/30/11) Click on the image below to enter. Enter daily. Click here for official rules.

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AT&T 1909 Corded Phone – Review

I originally purchased this phone so I can have a very basic phone to use with my magic jacks and computers. I also like simplicity and have had trouble with fancy cordless phones. And I’ve always trusted ATT, having owned … Continue reading

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ATT Trimline Corded Phone Model 210 / 230 – Review

This is the phone I ended up with after trying three other Trimline style phones that were, well, worthless as far as I’m concerned. Those other phones were the ATT Model 1909 and 265, and the VTECH Model 265. All … Continue reading

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BROWN BAGGING MAC & CHEESE

BROWN BAGGING MAC & CHEESE Mac & Cheese makes a great brown bag lunch to take to work or the office. There are two ways to pack Mac & Cheese to go. Which way you pack Mac & Cheese depends … Continue reading

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Parents Magazine 2011 Best Toys Sweepstakes (ends 11/13/11)

Parents Magazine 2011 Best Toys of the Year Sweepstakes (ends 11/13/11) Click on the image below to enter (a new browser window will open). Click here for full details and sweepstakes rules (opens new window). The Parents Best Toys of … Continue reading

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Michaels Crafts Stores VIP Email Coupons – This Sat & Sun 10/22 & 10/23 ONLY

Michaels Crafts Stores VIP Email Coupons Valid In Store Saturday 10/22 & Sunday 10/23 4 PM to 8 PM Only 25% Off Entire Purchase 40% Off One Regular Priced Item and more (10 different coupons) These coupons are special for … Continue reading

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