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HUGE Crafting Supplies Giveaway {20 Prizes Valued at $4,000!!}

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Do you love to craft? If so, be sure to enter this for your chance to win one of 20 prizes!

There are four different categories to pick from, and each category has five different winners:

  • Sullivans Heirloom Embroidery Accessories in Keepsake Box ($53)
  • Adjustable Oak Lap Frame ($85)
  • OttLite K94CP3 3-in-1 Adjustable-Height Craft Floor Lamp with Magnifier and Clip, Champagne ($107)
  • ThreadNanny 165 CONES Polyester Machine Embroidery Threads 40wt + RACK + BACKING + BOBBIN THREAD ($200)
  • Brother LB6800PRW Project Runway Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine with Included Rolling Carrying Case ($390)

  • Fiskars 3 Piece Rotary Cutting Set ($40)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Fabric Series Starter ($120)
  • Artisan Half Yard Bundle (Kaffe Fassett for Free Spirit Fabrics) ($200)
  • SINGER 7469Q Confidence Quilter Computerized Electronic Portable Sewing & Quilting Machine with Quilting Accessories ($280)
  • Cricut Maker™ Machine ($400)

  • Amour Crochet Hook Gift Set ($50)
  • Addi Click Turbo Interchangeable Needle Set ($175)
  • Signature Series Ball Winder & S&ift ($200)
  • Crazy Sexy Wool 10 Balls (any color) ($240)
  • Ablet Knitting Abacus Bracelet – Sterling Silver ($300)

  • ArtBin Tote Express, Black/Gray Rolling Art Craft Storage Bag,6922SA ($115)
  • Stella Lighting Stella Edge Clamp Light, White ($150)
  • Natural Dye Extract Kit – Color Collection ($170)
  • Weaving Bench – Adjustable ($200)
  • Cricut Maker™ Machine ($400)

Earn over 25,000 Plenti Points at Rite Aid this week (worth at least $250!)

(Note: This post and giveaway were sponsored by MARC USA and Rite Aid. Read our .)

Calling all Rite Aid shoppers! Get super excited for some amazing savings, because Rite Aid is running a during the entire month of September!

Every week, Rite Aid will be running a different :

  • Week of 9/3 (this week!) — There are 25,000+ individual Plenti Points offers worth at least $250.
  • Week of 9/10 — Earn 2000 Plenti Points when you buy $50 worth of participating items (Limit 2 per household).
  • Week of 9/17 — There will be a minimum of 20,000 in individual Plenti Points offers worth at least $200.
  • Week of 9/24 — There will be a minimum of 20,000 in individual Plenti Points offers worth at least $200.

Be on the lookout for the details of each promotion in the weekly ad and at your local Rite Aid store! You can also go to check out each week’s deals when they go live. The Plenti Points Palooza deals will reset each Sunday morning at 12:01 a.m CT.

I haven’t shopped at Rite Aid at all as much as I’ve shopped at Walgreens and CVS, mostly because when I was really playing the Drugstore Game in earnest, we didn’t have a Rite Aid in our state. So I had to just see the photos and hear about the great deals from friends and family who did have a Rite Aid.

So I feel like I’m still a Rite Aid newbie… and being back in the store and trying to calculate the deals minus the Plenti points & manufacturer’s coupons and figuring out the best scenarios brought back fond memories of when I was learning how to play the drugstore game at CVS and Walgreens so many years ago when Jesse was in law school!

Here are some things I learned:

  1. The shelves are very clearly marked with the deals. I was so grateful that not only were the deals listed in the ad, but the shelves also had tags that spelled out the deal details and also told you what the limits were.
  2. Sign up ahead of time for your Plenti card. You can sign up in-store to get your Plenti card, however, I would recommend doing it ahead of time because some of the deals require you to load coupons to your card via your account. This is very simple to do, but it’s much easier to do ahead of time.
  3. They calculate the Plenti points based upon the non-percentage off price. By this, I mean that if it says you must buy $18 worth of products to get 400 Plenti points (worth at least $4) and some of the products are on sale Buy One, Get One 50% off, they will calculate your total toward the Plenti points purchase BEFORE they take off the 50% off. I looked online while at the store to verify this and couldn’t find this online, but that’s how it worked out on my receipt.
  4. They give you a detailed breakdown on your receipt. I loved how they tell you on your receipt exactly how many Plenti points you earned. So if you’re not sure if you did a deal right, you can check your receipt as soon as you check out to verify.

They had all of their summer items marked down by 75%! There were a LOT of great deals in this section! We picked up popsicle molds for just $0.50 after this discount!

My Favorite Deals This Week

Three of my favorite deals at Rite Aid this week are on Crest toothpaste, Oral-B toothbrushes, and Crest mouthwash or Oral-B Glide Floss. You can get all of them for FREE after the Load2Card coupons and Plenti points.

Here are the details on these three deals:

Deal #1

Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste (select varieties — look for the marked tags on the shelf) — $4 with your Rite Aid card
Load the $2 off coupon to your account before purchasing
Spend $2 + tax out of pocket, Get 200 Plenti points (equal to at least $2)

Deal #2

Buy 1 Oral-B Toothbrush (select varieties — look for the marked tags on the shelf) — $4 with your Rite Aid card
Load the $1 off coupon to your account before purchasing
Spend $3 + tax out of pocket, Get 300 Plenti points (equal to at least $3)

Deal #3

Buy 1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Crest Mouthwash (select varieties — look for the marked tags on the shelf) — $4 with your Rite Aid card
Load the $1 off coupon to your account before purchasing
Spend $3 + tax out of pocket, Get 300 Plenti points (equal to at least $3)

You can do each of these three deals two times — which means that you can get six items for free after the Load2Card coupon and the Plenti points!

My kids were QUITE excited with the deals I got using the  — especially since I bought some treats that I usually never would buy (hello, Oreos and frozen pizzas!)

Watch my Facebook Live video below for all of the details on each of the deals I got this week:

If you haven’t been to Rite Aid in awhile, this week is a GREAT week to go! And in case you needed an extra incentive, I’m giving a $200 gift card away, too!

Want to win a $200 Rite Aid gift card?

I have a $200 Rite Aid gift card to give away to one reader! It’s really simple to enter! Just leave a comment on this post telling us which Plenti deal you’re most excited about snagging this week at Rite Aid!

One winner will be selected in a random drawing from all entries received at the link above on or before September 8, 2017.

This giveaway has ended and the winner has been ed.

Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to EnviroKlenz odor & chemical elimination products {4 winners!}

(Note: This post and giveaway were sponsored by EnviroKlenz. Read our .)

Are you concerned about foul odors or possible harmful pollutants inside your home? Do you have kids who struggle with allergies and asthma?

If so, you might want to check out  — a company that uses advanced technology and environmental sensitivity trigger elimination to help destroy a broad spectrum of toxic chemicals, fragrances, tobacco smoke, and pesticides in your home.

carries a  in your home — including laundry products, surface cleaners, and air quality products. All of their products are guaranteed safe, non-toxic, fragrance free, and environmentally friendly.

Their is their most popular product, with the following features:

  • Removes and neutralizes chemical odors, fragrances, VOCs, particulats, and allergens all at once from the air inside your home.
  • Patented technology uses natural earth minerals to neutralize chemicals, pollutants and fragrances while the HEPA filter removes harmful dust, particulates, allergens, pet dander and more with 99.99% efficiency.
  • The system is portable so it can easily be moved around your home and office, bringing relief where you need it most.
  • The EnviroKlenz cartridge is superior to standard carbon filters. Carbon filters are great at absorbing chemicals, but once it is filled to capacity it will begin releasing the chemicals back into the environment. EnviroKlenz not only absorbs, but also neutralizes chemicals and odors on impact.

Even at the sale price of $649.99, this is a very expensive product. However, if the environmental condition inside your home is something you prioritize and you’re considering the investment into this product, you can currently with coupon code MSM20 at checkout!

Also, as a December212012 reader, you’ll get a bonus three FREE air filters with your Mobile Air Unit. That will last you for an entire year! (These will automatically be added to your order after you .)

They also carry that have the following features:

  • Highly effective chemical neutralization is achieved without the concern of releasing harsh chemicals into the environment.
  • The EnviroKlenz Technology adsorbs and eliminates toxic and noxious chemicals with a combination of both physical and chemisorption mechanisms. Chemical elimination is achieved while retaining the safety characteristics of the basic earth minerals
  • Not only are EnviroKlenz products completely non-toxic and safe to be used around children and pets, but they also effectively neutralize existing chemicals and cleaners in your home.
  • The Laundry Additive works to remove body odors, fragrances, and other chemicals in the clothing without the use of toxic chemicals or masking agents.

If you’re interested in any of these products, you can use coupon code MSM20 to right now!

Want to win a $50 gift certificate toward EnviroKlenz products?

The folks over at are giving away four $50 gift certificates to four MSM readers! This will allow you to get multiple products for FREE!

To enter the giveaway, just comment on this post telling us which you’re most interested in trying! We will randomly pick four winners from all of the comments to each win a $50 gift certificate.

This giveaway is now closed.

Motivate your kids to do chores with the Homey app + enter to win a FREE unlimited annual subscription!

(Note: This post and giveaway were sponsored by Homey. Read our .)

I believe that one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is a strong work ethic.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when you are training and teaching and explaining and re-doing and inspecting their work over and over again when they are little.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when it takes 5 times as long for you to get anything done while they are working alongside you.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when they have bad attitudes and complain about having to work while their friends get to play.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when you are tired and worn out and it’d be so much easier and quicker for you to just do it yourself rather than having them help or do their chores.

But if you stick with it, someday they will be old enough to do all of the laundry for your family and you’ll just write it on their list and they will sort, wash, dry, fold, and put it away with zero help from you and with zero complaints from them because they just know it’s what is expected of them.

And (hopefully!) they’ll carry this same work ethic into the real world someday and it will take them far in life. Then, all those days, weeks, and months of effort and training will pay off in big dividends!

Mamas in the trenches: I know it’s tough. I know it feels like you aren’t making any headway and that your kids will never be old enough to do anything but make messes and need your help.

But the light is at the end of the tunnel… hang on and keep plodding forward. And you’ll have your own in-house laundry service before you know it! 😉

I’m so grateful that my parents taught me to work hard from a young age. Looking back, I realize how much doing chores as a child prepared me so well for being a wife, mom, and business owner!

That’s why I was excited when asked me about doing a review of their .

I love that the  not only encourages kids to develop a strong work ethic, but it teaches kids how money is earned, encourages long-term goal setting, instills real life financial skills, and connects the whole family with a fun approach to paid chores.

Here’s how the Homey app works:

1.  for Android or iPhone. You can access its basic features for FREE, or you can opt to upgrade your account to premium for $3.99/month or $29.99 annually.

They even offer an unlimited feature for $6.99/month or $49.99 annually. {Scroll down to the bottom of this post for an opportunity to win a FREE year of the unlimited subscription!}

2. Set up your household and then a profile for each member within the app.

3. Decide on one device or multiple devices. If your kids are old enough to have their own mobile devices, you can have linked individual profiles on separate mobile devices. If your kids are younger, the individual profiles can all be shared on one family device. As the household creator, you also have the ability to set permissions and roles for each family member.

4. Set up chores for each child’s profile, and decide if the chores will be paid or unpaid. In our house, we have a system of paid chores and non-paid chores, so I LOVE this option!

:: You can choose to set a chore as a responsibility that is not paid to teach your child the importance of contributing to the family without getting paid.

:: If you choose to label a task as an extra paid chore, you’ll need to designate the amount of coins each chore is worth. Coins earned can be traded in for specified rewards within the app.

5. Set rewards for each child’s profile. Depending on your household system, there are options to set up a weekly allowance for chores, wishlist items (toys, screen time, etc.), or extra money.

Regardless, each reward requires a specified amount of coins that teaches children how to save up what they’ve earned from their hard work. Kids can even set up their own wishlists to practice setting long term goals for themselves.

6. Connect your children’s checking or savings bank accounts with the app, if so desired. allows you to transfer the allowance or extra money earned directly to your child’s bank account.

I love this, because I think it’s SO important to teach kids real life financial skills at an early age, and I’d rather them make $3 mistakes now when they are little to hopefully prevent some $3,000 and $30,000 mistakes down the road.

7. Kids start doing chores, working towards their goals, and getting rewarded for their hard work through the ! Each time a task is finished, they just take a photo of their progress or completion so that you know what got done at a glance. It’s that simple!

Win a FREE unlimited annual subscription to the Homey app!

The folks over at decided to give away one FREE unlimited annual subscription to a one December212012 reader ($49.99 value) this week!

Just comment on this post about why you’d love to try the Homey app for your family. I will randomly pick one winner from all of the comments to win the annual subscription.

(In the meantime, you can go ahead and to explore its features. If you’re a winner, they’ll upgrade your account to the unlimited subscription for free when the giveaway ends!)

This giveaway will run through end of day on June 8, 2017.

Other Resources on Chores for Children:

How do you encourage and motivate children to do chores in your home? I’d love to hear!