The Original Loom Boom, The 1st Annual Loomy Awards + Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received an Original Loom Boom at no cost to me, to facilitate my review and also a second one to give away on my site.  All opinions are truthful and my own.

original-loom-boomDo you have a Loom Band fan in your house?  Boy, I sure do… and if your house is anything like mine, I’m sure you find those little colorful rubber bands all over the place!

My 5th grader is the primary bracelet maker around here.  Being the boy that he is, he has his stash of bracelets tossed into a huge heap on top of his dresser.  Well, he did… until I got one of these!

loom-boomHow SMART is this?  The Original Loom Boom is a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share your loom bracelet creations.   This is a BRILLIANT solution for these bracelets, and it was designed and created by a super smart KID named Jake!

This is a simple design… a plastic tube that has a removable base.  The tube itself holds up to 40 bracelets!  The base has five compartments so you can use it to store extra bands, or maybe for the girls… other accessories!

original-loom-boom-fullI LOVE that it helps to organize the bracelets, and they look super cute on display.  It made my son want to make more, just to fill up the tube!  Currently Loom Booms are sold at all Michael’s and Learning Express Locations nationwide and they retail for ONLY $9.99.  That’s a DEAL!


Right now, the Original Loom Boom is sponsoring a fun contest:  The 1st Annual Loomy Awards – the first ever award for loom bracelet fanatics!  ”Loomers” from far and wide are submitting their creations for a chance to become a Super Loomer in the 1st Annual Loomy Awards!

Winners will be chosen from four categories: Best Bracelet, Coolest Charm, Wackiest Wearable and Best Loom Boom.  Three winners will each receive a $250 gift card, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card! Plus, all winners will receive a special edition of The Original Loom Boom! Entries can be submitted on The Original Loom Boom’s Facebook page, and winners will be announced on a live web award show April 30, 2014!


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Totally Awesome DISNEY GIVEAWAY – $600 Up For Grabs!


Are you ready for the HAPPIEST GIVEAWAY ON EARTH?

I haven’t participated in a big giveaway in awhile, but I figured since Disneyland is in right here in SoCal, and since it is such a popular family vacation destination, you guys might enjoy this one!

My blogger friends and I have teamed up to bring you a fabulous Disney Giveaway!  Two lucky winners will receive Disney Gift Cards that can be used at Disney Theme Parks and Resort Hotels, on Disney Cruise Lines, The Disney Store and more!

 PRIZES(1) $500 Disney Gift Card and (1) $100 Disney Gift Card

 Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Co-hosts: This Mama Loves ♥ Food Folks and Fun ♥ Momma T and Family  ♥ alex à la mode ♥ Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys ♥ Parenting In Northern Kentucky ♥ Barbara’s Beat ♥ Peanut Butter and Whine ♥ Jenns Blah Blah Blog ♥ StushiGal Style ♥ The Missing Niche ♥ Faithful Acres Books ♥ SmartySaver ♥ OC Deal Mama ♥ Stacy’s Savings ♥ A Purpose Driven Wife ♥ Mom In Love Forever

RULES: Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter daily.  Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional!

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Macy’s Gift Card Sweepstakes – Enter To Win A Macy’s Gift Card! #SpringIntoMacys

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macys-gift-card*** is giving away $10,000 worth of Macy’s Gift Cards TODAY!***

Yes, you read that right – TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS worth of
Macy’s Gift Cards are up for grabs!  There will be a total of 300 Winners, so be sure and toss your name into the hat!  

Please note – this giveaway has a very quick turnaround.  It only runs for a total of 7 HOURS so be sure you get your entry in!  Here’s what you need to do:

  • is giving out $10,000 worth of Macy’s Gift Cards in the following denominations:

100 – $50.00 gift cards
200 – $25.00 gift cards

  • Once the entry period closes, the 300 winners will be selected AT RANDOM by from all the email submissions.
  • will ONLY use email submissions to notify the winners and send them their gift card code.

macys-spring-collection-pantsWhat will you buy if you win?  Shop Macy’s Spring Collection and see what you can find!

I need to spruce up my Spring wardrobe with some cute pants, and these Tommy Hilfiger Ankle pants are right up my alley!

Enter The Macy’s Gift Card Sweepstakes HERE!  GOOD LUCK!

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Spend Less On Groceries In 2014 With Favado + A $50 Giveaway! #ResolutionSolution

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Welcome to 2014!  Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?

If one of your goals is to Spend Less on Groceries, Favado, your friendly neighborhood grocery savings mobile app, can help you do just that!  (And it’s FREE!)

Personalized just for you, the Favado money-saving app will help you keep your resolution to save on groceries this year with step-by-step weekly goals from the best money-saving brains in the business.  It’s the solution to keeping your 2014 resolution!

Resolve_Groceries_#resolutionsolutionI’ve been using the Favado app since October, and hands-down it is one of my favorites!  Want to know which of YOUR STORES has the best deal on chicken this week?  With Favado, the answer is in the palm of your hands!

Even if you don’t Extreme Coupon, or even coupon at all, the Favado App can help guide you as to where the best sale prices are… without using coupons.  If you want to maximize those savings by using coupons, your coupon resources are also included.  If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out!


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Last Chance: Show Your Couponing Pride – Win A T Shirt!


Just a reminder – this Giveaway ENDS TODAY (7/31)!

How cute is this t-shirt?  How great would you look showing off your Extreme Couponing skills at checkout wearing one of these (it qualifies as a sport in my mind, especially if you have to do it with children in tow)?!  One of our readers (Debbie) has an Etsy shop and she sells these and other fun t-shirt designs and tote bags, all with a couponing theme!


Be sure and check out Debbie’s Etsy shop HERE.  She is currently selling the shirts for ONLY $16 and the tote bags are ONLY $15.00.  Each are hand screened and are super cute!  I think my favorite is this pink Coupon Queen shirt!


How would you like to WIN ONE?  Debbie has generously offered up (1) lucky OC Deal Mama reader their choice of any Hand Screened T-Shirt from her Etsy shop!  Enter via the Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway will run through Wednesday, 7/31!  GOOD LUCK! [Read more...]

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Dial Body Wash – Review, Coupon & Giveaways!

Disclosure: Purex provided me with Dial coupons in exchange for sharing the Dial sweepstakes.  All opinions expressed are my own.

dial-coupon-giveawayTo commemorate the Dial brand’s 65th anniversary, Dial is giving away $65,000 in GOLD to one lucky winner!

On top of that, everyday from NOW to August 19th, 65 daily winners will receive a Year’s Supply of Dial Body Wash.  You can enter once a day HERE to increase your chances of winning.  Plus, if you share the sweepstakes through social media, you’ll get a $1/1 Dial Body Wash Coupon!

I decided to try the Dial Nutriskin Body Wash in the Grape Seed Oil and Lemongrass scent.  I LOVE the way this smells (I already use the hand soap in this scent on a regular basis).  Most of the body washes that I’ve used in the past are creamy.  This one is clear and left me feeling refreshed (and clean).  It’s a very light scent, great for summer.



Have you tried Dial Body Wash?  Here’s your chance to try it for FREE!  I have FREE Product Coupons good for any (1) Dial Body Wash up for grabs.  I will choose FOUR Winners!  Simply enter via the rafflecopter below!  GOOD LUCK! [Read more...]

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#FuelYourSummer With Ralphs + Win A $100 Ralphs Gift Card!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a Ralphs gift card in exchange for sharing the Ralphs Fuel Rewards program. All opinions are my own.

Ralphs_Fuel_LogoHave you taken advantage of the Ralphs Fuel Program yet?  Currently, Ralphs shoppers can Save up to $0.20 per gallon at the pump by redeeming up to 200 Points at any Ralphs Fuel Center or participating Shell Stations!

If you’ve been around my blog long, you probably know that I am not a California native.  We’ve been here about 3.5 years now (and LOVE it), but I was a born and raised a Texan.  We still have family there, and my boys ask me all the time to take them back to visit Texas.  We did take a family trip in a RV last summer (Yes, think Griswold’s…), and this fuel program sure would have been nice!  That $0.20/gallon in savings adds up when your taking a road trip!  As a family of 7, it is WAY more cost effective to DRIVE somewhere than to fly.  We haven’t completely finalized our plans for this summer yet, but I do know that we’ll be driving SOMEWHERE.  We’ve been wanting to take a drive up to Northern California to show the boys Monterey (one of my favorite places, ever).  Matt and I would enjoy the scenic drive, and the entire family would enjoy seeing the sea lions and visiting the aquarium.  Regardless, I will most definitely be taking advantage of my $0.20/Gallon GAS SAVINGS through the Ralphs Fuel Program!  I shop at Ralphs on a regular basis so my points are already adding up fast!

Here’s how the Ralphs Fuel Program works….

Every $1 spent on qualifying items at Ralphs earns you one fuel point.  To help you #FuelYourSummer, Ralphs is offering a digital coupon, valid through July 31st, that will DOUBLE your Fuel Points earned!  That means every $1 spent equals 2 Fuel Points!  Simply download the fuel savings digital coupon just one time and you’ll automatically earn double fuel points on all your grocery purchases every day through July 31!

Ralphs Fuel PointsIt’s simple to download the coupon:

  • 1. Log in to your Online Account HERE.
  • 2. Click “Load to Card.”
  • 3. Start saving with 2X fuel points every day! Your points will automatically be calculated at the register.


Are you planning a trip this summer?  Ralphs wants to help YOU #FuelYourSummer, and has offered up a $100 Ralphs Gift Card for (1) Lucky OC Deal Mama reader!

Be sure to enter via the Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway will run through Monday, 7/15/13 at 9:00pm PSTGOOD LUCK!

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Foster Farms Oven Ready Entrees – Review & Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a coupon for a FREE Foster Farms Oven Ready Entree to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed in this review are truthful, and my own.foster-farms-oven-ready-chicken-breastsFoster Farms has a new product on the market – Foster Farms Oven Ready Entrees!

This is a new fresh chicken product, made from all-natural, American Humane Certified, 99% fat free, fresh chicken breasts.  It’s available in four different varieties is packaged in a recyclable, oven-safe tray for convenience.  I purchase Foster Farms fresh chicken products on a regular basis, so I was excited to try this new offering.

I found these in my local Vons store, near the other Foster Farms fresh chicken items.  I had to choose between the four flavors: Chile Verde, Roasted Red Pepper, Zesty Thai and Honey Roasted Garlic.  I decided on the Chile Verde, but I’m looking forward to trying the others too!  These are super convenient.  If you’ve been around here long, I’m sure you know that my family owns a local restaurant here in Orange County, and my husband isn’t home for dinner most nights.  I’m constantly struggling to figure out something nutritious to feed myself and my 5 boys.  My boys are incredibly picky eaters, and there are very few things that I can get all of them to eat.  That being said, I don’t have much motivation to spend all night slaving in the kitchen, only for them to push their plates aside.

These Foster Farms Oven Ready Entrees are SO EASY!  They’re ready in 30 minutes, and there is virtually no prep.  You simply remove the outer cardboard sleeve, and place the oven-safe tray on a baking sheet.  Cut a small slit in the plastic film and pop it into a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.  Since it comes in its own baking dish, you don’t even have to dirty a dish!  I set my oven timer for 30 minutes and it came out perfect.

I served my Chile Verde chicken with a side of rice and black beans.  I sliced the chicken breasts in thin strips and plated it for the boys.  My 4th grader could not get enough of this chicken!  He finished his plate before I even finished serving the others.  This is my child that does tend to eat meat, so I was surprised at the enthusiasm in his reaction, but not overly shocked.  The shock came when my 13 year old asked for more!  I had originally given him a very small slice to try and loaded up his plate with rice.  (My 13 year old is hands down my most picky eater, and he eats almost NO meats unless they are drowned in ketchup, and usually from a drive thru.)  He seriously asked me for more, and actually said ‘A LOT more’.  I almost passed out right there in the middle of my kitchen.  My 3 little guys were more interested in their Legos than their dinner that night, but one of the three did clean his plate (that’s a win at my house).

I personally also enjoyed my Foster Farms Oven Ready Chile Verde Chicken!  The oven-ready packaging keeps the moisture inside as it bakes, so it doesn’t dry out at all.  I’m sure that’s what made the difference for my boys.  It was fork tender, incredibly moist, and very flavorful.  I didn’t load up the sauce on the little guys portions, so I had extra sauce that I enjoyed mixing in with my rice.  These are pre-packaged from the manufacturer, and are sold by the pound.  I chose a 1.25lb pack with two large chicken breast halves, and we had plenty.  I will definitely buy this product again!

***This new Foster Farms product line is currently only available in the West, from Colorado to Hawaii.  If you’re within those geographic areas, be sure to look for it in the following retailers: Food 4 Less, Food Maxx, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Lucky, Ralph’s, Safeway, Save Mart, Super Target, Stater Bros, Raleys and Vons!



How would you like to try the new Foster Farms Oven Ready Chicken Breasts?  FIVE lucky readers will each receive (1) FREE Product Coupon (Up to $6.99) to try a Foster Farms Oven Ready Entree of their choice!  Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway ends Sunday at 9pm PST (6/20/13)!  GOOD LUCK!

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Giveaway: Enter To Win A $200 Toys R Us Gift Card (Or Cash)!

ToysRUs_US_$25_H_04257_20149_CF_0411Welcome to the $200 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

Hosted by Giveaway Promote, and Sponsored by author Carole P. Roman.

Carole P. Roman recently released volume four in her award winning series, Captain No Beard!  She’s celebrating the new releases by giving away a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card or $200 CASH via PayPal, AND a copy of each book!StrangersOnTheHighSeasBook

Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member, when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the captain must find a way to escape.

While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realized not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes! Be sure to read “Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas”, Book 4 of the Captain No Beard Series.  It’s available on Amazon!

FranceBook“If You Were Me and Lived in…France – A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World” is the second book in Carole P. Roman’s remarkable series about countries all over the globe.  With each book covering a different nation, Roman opens up a world of wonder while highlighting the fact that underneath it all we are far more alike than we might have imagined. Focusing on what life would be like from a child’s viewpoint, she examines the diversity of the people who make up our planet.  It is also available on Amazon!

About Carole P. Roman:

Award winning author Carole P. Roman is happy to add “Strangers on the High Seas- A Captain No Beard Story vol 4″ to her successful series. The first book of the series, “Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012, as well as received the Star of Remarkable Merit. It was also named as one of the Best Indie Books of 2013 with the Pinnacle Award.

Roman has two other series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…”, a children’s non fiction book on cultures around the world and an introduction to yoga for kids. She lives on Long Island with her husband and very close to her children and grandchildren.

Enter to win a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card AND a copy of Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas and If you were me and lived in… France…

  • Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.
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  • One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
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Ends at 11:59pm EST on May 26th, 2013.  GOOD LUCK!

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Zevia All Natural Soda – Review & Giveaway!

Zevia-CansIf you’ve been around here long, you know it’s no secret that I have some big Zevia fans in my house.  Until recently, I had only tried the grape (which I really enjoy).  The awesome folks at Zevia sent me a 6-pack of assorted flavors to try that included: Grape, Cherry Cola, Ginger Ale, Grapefruit Citrus, Cream Soda, and Ginger Root Beer!  Surprisingly, I enjoyed them ALL!  My 4th grader is also a HUGE Zevia fan so I had to share.  His favorite was the Cherry Cola and I think I may be leaning toward the Grapefruit Citrus as a new favorite!

Zevia is an all-natural soda and is a great alternative to the high-sugar sodas on the market today.  It’s sweetened with stevia and is ZERO CALORIES!  No sugar or artificial sweeteners equates to a healthier soda!  As a mom of 5 boys… I also love the fact that this is a colorless soda.  (Spills happen… just sayin!)  This is one soda that you won’t feel guilty about consuming, or sharing with the kids.

Frugally speaking, Zevia almost always has Zevia COUPONS up on their website.  We also see high-value coupons in our newspaper inserts as well as some magazines.  I have found the best flavor selection in my area at Sprouts, but it’s also available at Target, Whole Foods and most grocers.  You can’t miss the brightly colored cans on the shelves… be sure to look for them!

Just for fun – Zevia has two sweepstakes running on their Facebook page right now… check them out!

  • The Smarter Soda sweeps winner gets an iPad mini, 1 year gym membership and a year supply of Zevia!  Ten runner’s up will receive a year supply of Zevia!
  • The Smarter Snacking sweeps has a new prize each week from one of their yummy snack partners!



My friends at Zevia have generously offered to send (5) OC Deal Mama readers a FREE 6-Pack of Zevia!   Enter via the Rafflecopter below through Sunday 4/7/13 (9:00pm PST).  I’ll announce the winners Monday morning (4/8)!
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