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Huge List of Birthday Freebies!

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Do you have a birthday in the near future? Be sure to check out this long list of birthday freebies and share them with your friends and family! Keep in mind that it can sometimes take several weeks for these to update in your account. If you have a birthday coming up, I suggest signing up now! If there are any other freebies that you know about please let me know and I will add them to the list!

RESTAURANT FREEBIES:

Chicken Salad Chick– Join Craving Credits by downloading the Chicken Salad Chick app from the App Store or Google Play and you will begin earning points to redeem for amazing rewards, like complimentary food items, special discounts, and Chick gear. You will even receive a nice freebie on your birthday! 

Chick-fil-A– Join the Chick-fil-A One program and receive a free treat for your birthday.

Kona Grill– Join the Konavore Rewards Program and you will receive a Free Starter or Roll. On your birthday, you will receive an offer for $15 off your purchase.

Tijuana Flats– Become a Flathead member to receive rewards and a special birthday offer.

Pei-Wei– Join My Pei Wei Rewards and choose from a birthday freebies: crab wontons, traditional edamame, vegetable spring rolls or pork egg roll. 

Baskin Robbins– Join the Birthday Club to receive Free ice cream on your birthday!

Zaxby’s– Join the Zax Fan Club and receive a birthday surprise. You will also receive a free signature sandwich for signing up.

Rubio’s Coastal Grill Sign up for Rubio’s Rewards and receive a Free taco. You will also receive a special coupon offer for your birthday.

Brio Tuscan Grille– Sign up for the My Brio Rewards program to receive special rewards throughout the year and a Birthday reward.

Caribou Coffee– Join the Caribou Perks program and after your first visit receive a Free medium drink. On your birthday you will also receive a Free drink offer!

Tony Roma’s – Sign up for the Roma Rib Insider’s Club and you will receive special offers and a coupon for a Free entree on your birthday.

Coldstone Creamery– Sign up for the Birthday Club and you will receive a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coldstone Creations on your birthday.

Longhorn Steakhouse– Sign up for the eClub to receive a Free appetizer. On your birthday you will also receive a special offer.

Nestle Toll House Cafe– Sign up for the Cafe Club to receive sneak peeks of new products and upcoming promotions. You will also receive special invitations to Nestlé® Toll House® Café By Chip® Club exclusive events and a birthday gift to celebrate your special day!

PDQ– Join the My PDQ Club and they will add $10 to your acount for your birthday.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse– Enroll in Kobe Japanese Rewards and enjoy exclusive benefits and offers! Enjoy up to $15 off a single entrée Friday-Saturday or up to $25 off a single entrée Sunday-Thursday.

Dairy Queen– Join the Fan Club for a BOGO blizzard coupon on your birthday.

Krispy Kreme– Join the Friends of Krispy Kreme and you will receive 3 free original glazed doughnuts on your birthday.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza– Join Uncle Maddio’s Rewards for a Free offer on your birthday.

The Melting Pot– Join Club Fondue for Free birthday vouchers and more.

Cici’s Pizza– Join the My Cici’s Loyalty Program to receive special offers via the app. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free 1-topping pizza to go.

BJ’s Restaurant– Sign up for the Premiere Rewards Program and you will receive a Free Pizookie on your birthday.

Chili’s– Join My Chili’s Rewards to receive special offers and a Free dessert on your birthday.

Applebee’s– Join the eClub and you will be sent a coupon for BOGO entree on your birthday.

Ruby Tuesday– Sign up for the So Connected Club and receive a Free appetizer. On your birthday, choose from a Free burger or Garden Bar entree.

Marble Slab– Sign up for Slab Happy Rewards and you will receive a $5 coupon on your birthday.

Menchie’s– Join the My Smileage program and receive 25 smiles just for joining. Earn $5.00 in Menchie’s Money (reward dollars) with every 50 Smiles you earn. Menchie’s Money is added to your mySmileage account. On your birthday you will receive a $5 Menchie’s coupon. 

California Pizza Kitchen– Download the Dough Rewards app to receive offers throughout the year and on your birthday.

bd’s Mongolian Grill– Join Club Mongo and you will receive a Free meal on your birthday.

IHOP– Join the Pancake Revolution and receive a Free meal when you sign up and on your birthday.

Pollo Tropical– Join the Pollo Rewards program and receive special offers throughout the year and on your birthday.

Newk’s Eatery– Join the Roundtable Club and receive a coupon for a Free entree on your birthday.

Rita’s– Join the Rita’s Birthday Club to receive a Free treat on your birthday.

Smashburger– Join the Smashclub for a Free side or shake with any purchase on your birthday.

On the Border Join Club Cantina to receive Free queso or sopapillas. On your birthday you will receive Free queso.

Denny’s– Join Denny’s Rewards and receive a coupon for a Free Grand Slam on your birthday.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels– Download the Auntie Anne’s app and your coupon for a Free pretzel will be available via your mobile app on your birthday.

Red Lobster– Join My Red Lobster Rewards to receive tasty rewards and delicious offer on your birthday.

Sbarro– Join the Slice Society and receive a Free XL NY Pizza slice with drink purchase and a freebie on your birthday.

P.F. Chang’s– Join P.F. Chang’s Rewards for delicious offers and a tasty treat on your birthday.

Spaghetti Warehouse– Join the Warehouse Club and receive a Free appetizer. On your birthday, you will receive a Free meal.

TGIFriday’s– Join the Friday’s Rewards Club for delicious rewards and a yummy offer on your birthday.

Zaxby’s– Join the Zaxby’s Mail Club to receive a Free Sandwich meal just when you sign up. For your birthday, you will receive a Free nibbler.

Yogurt Mountain– Join the YOMO Club for Free yogurt on your birthday.

Sprinkles Cupcakes-Sign up for Sprinkles Perks to receive a Free cupcake on your birthday.

Cinnabon– Sign up for the Cinnabon email club and receive a coupon for a Free 4-count Bon Bites. You will also receive a special birthday offer.

Starbucks– Join Starbucks Rewards and register a Card to receive a Free handcrafted beverage or food item on your birthday.

Noodles & Company– Join Noodles Rewards for a special birthday surprise.

Dunkin’ Donuts– Sign up for the DD Perks Rewards program. You will receive a Free Beverage when you enroll in the program, and another Free Beverage on your birthday.

Red Robin– Join the Red Robin eClub to receive rewards throughout the entire year, plus a Free Burger on your birthday.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria– Join the Grimaldi’s VIP Email club and receive a Free 16″ one-topping pizza, valued at $17, as long as you make one purchase per year.

Crumbl Cookies Sign up for the Crumbl Cookies Loyalty Program and receive a Free cookie on your birthday!

Earl of Sandwich– Join the Earl of Sandwich Royalty Club for special offers. You should receive $5 in your account for your birthday.

Dippin’ Dots– Join the Dot Crazy Email Club to receive Free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday and other promotional offers throughout the year.

Nothing Bundt Cakes– Join the eClub to receive a Free Bundlet on your birthday.

Buffalo Wild Wings– Join Blazin’ Rewards and receive a free order of wings on your birthday.

McAlister’s– Sign up for McAlister’s Rewards and each month you will receive a special offer. On your birthday receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Benihana– Register for The Chef’s Table and receive the latest Benihana news, special offers and a complimentary $30 Benihana Birthday Certificate* during the month of your birthday. 

Sonny’s BBQ– Join the ‘Q Crew and you will receive a coupon for a Free Big Meal Combo on your birthday.

Moe’s- Join Moe’s eWorld to receive special offers during the year and a coupon for a Free Entree on your birthday.

Jason’s Deli– Sign up for email updated to receive special offers throughout the entire year. On your birthday, you will be emailed a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Edible Arrangments– Sign up for the Edible Rewards Program and receive a Free 12-count box of fruit on your birthday.

BurgerFi– As a BurgerFi Rewards member, you’ll receive exclusive offers and promotions such as double point days, birthday rewards and more.

Which Which– For every 75 reward points you accumulate, you’ll get a Free Regular 7” Wich. You’ll also get a free Wich on your birthday, a free drink just for joining, and the potential for other special promotions or giveaways.

Olive Garden– Join the eClub for a Free dessert on your birthday.

Panera Bread– Join My Panera Rewards for a Free treat during your birthday.

Firehouse Subs- Sign up for the Firehouse Rewards program for a Free Medium Sub on your birthday.

Jersey Mike’s Subs– Join the Email club for special offers and promotions during the year. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free Sub and Drink.

First Watch Daytime Cafe– Join the Sun eClub and receive a Buy 1 Get 1 Free entree coupon. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free entree.

Hungry Howie’s– Join the Hungry Howie’s Rewards program and receive a Free pizza on your birthday.

Culver’s – Join Culver’s e Club to receive coupons and a special offer on your birthday. You will also receive a Buy One, Get One FREE Value Basket coupon when you sign up.

Johnny RocketsJoin the Rocket e-Club for a Free Burger with purchase when you sign up. You will also receive a special birthday offer. 

 

RETAIL FREEBIES: 

Madewell Become a Madewell Insider and receive special offers and a $25 birthday gift. You will need to sign up BEFORE your birthday month begins to receive the offer. In addition, you will have to spend at least $26 to redeem the offer.

Old Navy– Join Navyist Rewards and you will receive a discount offer to use during your birthday month.

tarte– Join Team tarte and receive a special birthday gift.

LOFT– Join the ALL Rewards program and receive a coupon for $15 off on your birthday.

Kendra Scott– The Kendra Scott birthday discount is a fan favorite! Treat yourself to 50% off one item (or 25% off one item from the Fine Jewelry or Home Collection) any day during your birthday month, in any Kendra Scott store.

Hallmark– Join the Crown Rewards program and receive a coupon for $5 off $10 purchase. You will also receive a Free card on your birthday.

Bliss– Sign up for the Bliss Rewards program and you will receive a special birthday offer.

NYX– Join the Makeup Crew and receive a free gift on your birthday.

Torrid– Become a Torrid Insider and receive exclusive rewards. On your birthday, you will receive a $10 off $10 purchase coupon.

J.Crew– Join J.Crew Passport and receive a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $10 or more on your birthday.

Ace Hardware– Join Ace Rewards and on your birthday you will receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Swagbucks– Join Swagbucks, the site that pays you for using it. Get paid in Swagbucks just for searching the web, watching videos and more! You will also receive 55 Swagbucks on your birthday.

Rack Room Shoes Sign up for the Rack Room Rewards Program and you will receive a coupon for $10 off your purchase.

Kohl’s Yes2YouRewards– Join and receive 1 point for every dollar that you spend. When you reach 100 points you will receive a $5 Reward to spend on any purchase. You will also receive a $5 Reward on your Birthday.

Urban Decay– Sign up for the Beauty Junkies Club and you will receive a Free surprise on your birthday.

Finish Line– Sign up for the Winner’s Circle and you will receive a coupon for $15 off your purchase.

Sephora– Become a Sephora Beauty Insider and receive a Free product on your birthday.

Express– Join Express Next Rewards for special offers. On your birthday, receive a $10 coupon.

Off Broadway Shoes– Sign up for OB Rewards. You will receive $15 Rewards for every $200 that you spend as well as other savings and discounts throughout the entire year. On your birthday you will receive a reward for $10 off your purchase.

Anthropologie– Join AnthroPerks for special offers and on your birthday receive a coupon for 15% off!

Cost Plus World Market– Join the World Explorer Program and you will receive 10% off just for joining. On your birthday, you will receive a special reward!

White House Black Market Join WHBM Rewards and receive a special surprise during your birthday month!

Publix Sign up for Club Publix and you will receive a free half gallon of ice cream or a bar cake!

IKEA Family– Sign up for the IKEA Family program and you will receive a coupon for a Free Birthday Meal and Dessert and a coupon for $10 off your purchase.

Bath & Body Works Sign up for the Bath & Body Works Rewards coupon and you wil receive a coupon for $10 off your $30 purchase. On your birthday you will receive a reward for a Free Body Care item (valued up to $8.95)

Yankee Candle- Sign up for the Fragrance Family Rewards Program and receive a Free 13oz. Signature Small Tumbler Candle on your birthday.

Big Lots- Sign up for the Big Rewards program and receive a coupon for 15% off your purchase. You will also received a coupon for 15% off on your birthday.

American Eagle Outfitters– Join Real Rewards and receive a coupon for 15% off your purchase for your birthday.

Land’s End Sign up for Land’s emails and receive a coupon for 50% off your order with Free Shipping, no minimum. You will also receive a coupon for 50% off your purchase for your birthday.

The Children’s Place Sign up for My Place Rewards and receive a coupon for 20% off on your birthday.

The Container Store– Join the Organized Insider and receive a coupon for $10 off. You will also receive a special offer on your birthday.

Rue 21– Sign up for Rue 21 emails. On your birthday they will send you a coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase.

Hot Topic– Sign up for the Guest List and you will receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

CVS Beauty Club– Sign up to receive $5 in ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 spent on qualifying beauty purchases. On your birthday you will receive $3 ExtraBucks rewards.

Ulta– Join the Ultamate Rewards program and receive points for every purchase. Receive a Free gift on your birthday.

Kiehl’s – Join the Kiehl’s Rewards program and you will receive a nice birthday freebie offer.

bareMinerals– Join the fab Friends and Benefits Club and you will receive a nice freebie on your birthday.

DSW Rewards– Sign up for Special offers and start earning points on every DSW purchase. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Teacher Discounts

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Did you know that there are several discounts available for teachers? Here is a list of some of my favorite teacher discounts that I take advantage of regularly. The best part? Many of these teacher’s discounts can be used on top of other savings!

LOFT– One of my favorite places to shop for cute teacher clothes is LOFT. They offer a 15% discount when you present your Teacher ID.

JCPenneyfor a limited time, JCPenney is offering an extra 10% off your purchase when you present a Teacher ID. (this may be regional)

Crocs Receive a 10% discount when you present your Teacher ID.

JCrew Factory – Receive a 15% discount when you present your Teacher ID.

Michaels Save 15% off every purchase. This can be used with other discounts too!

Joann– Save 15% off every purchase.

Adidas– Teachers receive 30% off online and for in-store purchases. Receive 20% discount at Outlet locations.

L.L.Bean Receive a 10% discount when you verify your teacher status.

Madewell– Receive a 15% discount when you verify your teacher status.

Vera Bradley– Receive a 15% discount when you verify your teacher status.

Barnes & Noble Save 20% off when you verify your teacher status.

Home Chef– Teachers can receive 50% off their first box plus 10% off each recurring box.

Blue Apron Save $115 across your first 5 orders, plus your first order ships for Free!

Thrive Market – Free teacher membership through the Thrive Gives program.

Let me know if there is anything else that I should add to the list!

 

Summer 2023 Cheap Movies for Kids!

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Summertime is finally here! Once again this year, many of the movie theaters are offering their FREE and very inexpensive movie promotions. I have put together a list, but please note that movies, times and locations may vary so be sure to check your local theater.

Regal Theaters

The Regal Movie Express is back every Tuesday and Wednesday through September 6.  During the first show of the day, enjoy $2 tickets! In addition, Regal Crown Club members can enjou 50% off popcorn on Tuesdays! See what movies are being offered HERE

AMC Theaters

AMC Theaters are offering their Summer Music Camp for Kids! Tickets are as low as $3 on Wednesdays and $5 during Saturdays. See what movies are being offered HERE.

Cinemark Theaters

Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark is back. Bring the kids and enjoy exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.50* per ticket for each movie. Movie times are Wednesdays at 9:30 from June 19 through August 10. In addition, you can save $1 on snack packs for kids. See what movies are being offered HERE.

Studio Movie Grill

The Children’s Summer Series titles at Studio Movie Grill are scheduled for the first showtime of the day every Monday-Thursday from May 29-August 24. Tickets are $6 and include a small popcorn and small drink! See what movies are being offered HERE

 

5 Tips On Moving With A Toddler

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Moving is one of the most stressful times for any family. It can be a little more challenging when you add children, specifically toddlers into the mix. Toddlers love helping but it causes the issue when you are putting items into boxes and your child is taking them out. There are a few easy and simpler ways to move with a toddler that I’d love to help share. 

Give Them Something To Do – One of the biggest obstacles that children and parents face is keeping themselves occupied. Of course, don’t hand them tape or scissors and leave them alone! Why not give them a box that they can fill up with some of their own things. You might need to repack it later but my child loved being able to take ownership and control over this big process. Depending on how old they are, have them assist you with some boxes like toys, small pots and pans or their coloring tools. 

 

DeClutter During Nap Time – We all know how many times you put something away only to find the item a few minutes later in the hands of your child. This also goes with toys that they haven’t played with in months. Oh and those meltdowns! Nobody has time for that! A way to help avoid this scenario is by decluttering while they are asleep. If you can, put all their toys in a bag and put it in a trash can where they can’t see it or it’s out of your home. If you just leave it in the kitchen trash, they will eventually find it and have a panic attack. You could also have them help you throw some items away or even donate their toys to a local shelter or daycare center. This also allows them to see the process of helping other children who may not have toys.

 

Talk About The Move – With toddlers, it may not be extremely emotional to move until the big day arrives. To help calm their fears, talk to them about where the new home is, meeting new friends and the excitement that can happen with a move like this. If you aren’t moving far, perhaps visit the new neighborhood you’ll be seeing to show them what it looks like. If there are neighbors around, introduce yourself and your toddler to them so it doesn’t seem as scary and they know what to expect.

Image: Weston Moving and Storage

 

Hire Quality Movers To Assist – Finding a quality moving company can be difficult. If you live in the Florida area, a reputable company called Weston Moving and Storage  is the company you’ll want to assist you in moving. They give you more time to settle in your new place and less time worrying about how many boxes you still need to pack, store and move. They handle heavy loads for you so you can focus on your family. They offer packing services, tailored moving services and moving supplies as well. This Broward County safe movers  comes highly recommended by many locals in the area which also gives me a great reason to want to hire them. 

 

Color Coding – To help you figure out what box goes where, a simple way to organize your boxes is by color coding them. This can also be a fun project for your child to help too. Pick a color for each room and then use a crayon or marker to write with it. Make sure that you have an inventory list of the colors of the boxes coordinated to each room. Red can be for the kitchen, blue can be for the living room and green can be for the garage. Allow your child to take that color marker or crayon and color the boxes so they feel like they are helping. 

 

Although moving can seem scary, nerve wracking and down right impossible to finally get to the big day, it is possible to start small, start early and allow help to be given, even when it comes to having your little ones assist. Another piece of advice I’d suggest is have a list each week of what needs to get done so you don’t become overwhelmed. By starting early and getting ahead on packing and planning, the move will hopefully not be as stressful on you and your family members. This goes with hiring a moving company to help you as well. Make sure that you call well in advance so they can book you and your family on your journey from apartment to home or even cross country. 

Six Facts You Should Know Before Moving to Florida

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Are you thinking about moving to the Sunshine State? Florida has so much to offer, from unspoilt beaches and ocean-facing houses to great schools and an immersive culture that’s ideal for families and retirees alike.

Discover the facts you need to know before you make the move to the Sunshine State: 

Luxury properties mean you’ll be spoilt for choice

Whether you have a generous budget and are considering Vero Beach luxury homes, or you’re moving with retirement in mind and the famous golf courses of the Gulf Coast are at the top of your wish list, when you search for properties in Florida, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you see yourself overlooking miles of unspoilt beach in a family home, or you’re searching for a property with nightlife, restaurants and glamour in mind, you’ll find famous landmarks, gated communities, great schools and ocean-facing properties in abundance throughout the Sunshine State. If you’re unsure of which region you want to reside in, start with a list of your essentials and factors that are important to your chosen lifestyle and begin your search from there.

Tourists are part of the culture

Living in a state that is famous for its landmarks, landscapes, beaches, theme parks and persistent sunshine and heat, doesn’t just attract homeowners and families looking for a better life. Tourism is a huge part of life in Florida and moving to the Sunshine State means dealing with large numbers of visitors throughout the year. Florida is renowned for being a friendly, welcoming state so make sure you keep up appearances!

Southern Florida and its hurricanes

Although Florida is famous for its heat, it’s just as infamous for its severe weather conditions, particularly in the South of the state where hurricanes are prevalent during the aptly named “Hurricane Season”, which typically lasts between June and November each year. Before moving to Florida, it’s worth reading up on hurricane safety and the precautions that many residents take every year to protect their homes.

Be ready for election fever

Florida is a swing state, which means casting votes here carries a lot of weight and influence. As a major swing state, residents can expect election fever to sweep their locality in the run-up to presidential elections every four years. This means flyers, ads, knocks at your door, TV crews, and even heated debates with friends, family and colleagues during this dramatic period. Something worth keeping in mind if you’re not currently politically minded!

It’s not all for retirees

Retirees and seniors are everywhere in Florida, after all, wouldn’t you like to retire somewhere warm, friendly, and tax-friendly? However, don’t let this demographic put you off moving to the Sunshine State. While seniors might be in abundance, Florida is a diverse and captivating location, with something for all ages, families, singletons and couples alike.

And finally, the cost of living is low

Thanks to its generous stance on income tax, and its utilities coming in cheaper than the national average, Florida can certainly mean a cheaper cost of living, allowing you to enjoy the life you want for yourself and your family, without breaking the bank.

4 Savings Tips to Help You Move

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For many of us, moving is such an exciting time because you are able to experience new moments and memories for either yourself or with your loved ones. Of course, before you can enjoy those moments you have to move everything from point A to point B. This can cause you to become extremely stressed out as well as spend more money than you thought originally. There are many things you can do to make moving less expensive and when you feel that it might be too much, there are also ways you can limit these expenses as well. There are always costs involved when it comes to moving but below are a few easy saving tips to help you when the big day arrives. 

1. Take What You Need- We can all be a creature of habit and want to take everything that we own. The bigger your space is the more things you will want to collect and bring with you. One of the biggest things to help you save costs only takes the items that you think are worth moving, especially as you approach the big day. We accumulate a lot of stuff throughout the years and there is a good thing that you might not need absolutely everything that you have in your home. Consider then either discarding these items, having a garage sale, or donating them to a local charity or church nearby. If you have children, this is a great way to get your kids involved and have them fill a big trash bag of toys they haven’t played with in months, clothes they don’t wear or shoes they have outgrown. Have a system to categorize everything on what you want to sell or give away by either using post-it notes or writing them down on pieces of paper to help remind you what is going to go where. 

2. Look For Moving Supplies – When we decide to move, one of the biggest obstacles in trying to figure out how to move all of our supplies, belongings, and possessions and what you need to. Look to any family or friends who might have extra boxes that they are looking to get rid of. YOu can even have a few yourself that you forgot about from past birthdays or holiday parties. Every free box will help you save a bit of money. Packing breakable items with your clothing that you get from Amazon or any online shopping as well as newspapers can also help save you money. Think of what items you need to pack in these boxes. For instance, you’ll want to find a specific box to pack your stemware and fancy china in rather than an old cardboard box. 

3. Decide What You Need Help With – Moving involves a lot of decisions to make including how much time you have, the energy you’ll need to put in to move everything, and how many things you can move on your own or need assistance with Moving can be a lot different when it is just you in a studio apartment compared to a well-established family that is moving to a larger home with 4 kids. There can be a lot or a little to move so be sure to balance out the cost of what you can do yourself and what is needed to get it done. Packing your own things of course can lessen the cost of hiring movers but you don’t want to get hurt in the process of moving a bed frame or a bulky couch out of the door.

4. When In Doubt- Call A Professional – Once you weighed all the options, take your time but if you are really stressed, don’t have any time, or need help, it’s time to call the professionals to help take the anxiety and potential risk of you hurting yourself out of the equation. Begin by looking at various moving companies in your area that are eager to help you. This means that they can also have good deals when a company is looking to attract clients like yourself. Although the cost might be the primary concern, don’t forget to compare factors such as quality of service, looking at reviews, and speaking with former customers to help you make a decision. A quality and trusted moving company is called Infinite Moving and they are sure to assist you with your moving needs and questions. This Polk County labor movers also can store items and furniture for home construction projects, provide a truck during the move, provide boxes and tape, label and organize your boxes and deliver them safely to your new destination. Whether you need a truck or just need to use theirs, you can count on them to make the move as smooth and seamless as possible. 

When it comes to moving you can never be too careful with what you need, asking for help, and just doing your very best. Moving can be overwhelming for all involved so when in doubt, always call in help from trusted friends, family, neighbors or professionals to help you. The end result is a hopeful flawless move to get you experiencing and enjoying new memories in your new home and city.

Safely and Effectively Clean Your Produce With Arm & Hammer Fruit and Vegetable Wash!

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We have been told for years to clean our fruits and vegetables when we bring them home from the grocery store. There are so many pesticides out there that water just doesn’t cut it. You need a safe and effective method to get the job done. Enter Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash! I don’t know about you, but I am for simplifying my life, especially these days!

Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash will safely eliminate Pesticides, Wax and Soil with the cleaning power of pure & simple ingredients like baking soda, salt and plant-derived cleaning agents. I really appreciate that this product is made with only pure & simple ingredients. 

A few important facts about Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash:

  1. It is the first food-contact product to receive the Safer Choice certification.
  • Safer Choice helps consumers find products that perform and are safer for human health and the environment.
  • Products with the Safer Choice label must demonstrate being effective, while only using ingredients that are safer for families.
  • The EPA offers the Safer Choice label to company partners who design or reformulate quality products that perform well and contain the safest chemical ingredients.

2. Safely remove over 90% of pesticide residue

3. Cleans 4x better than water alone

4. Removes wax and soil

5. Free from harsh chemicals and leaves no taste or odor

6. Gluten-free and vegan

Did you know that if you are washing your fruits and vegetables with just water, that is not enough? Water does not completely eliminate pesticides or the wax that is sprayed on produce to help extend shelf life. Take the step and pick up Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash on your next grocery run or delivery.

With a few simple steps and the help of Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash you can help your family live a healthier lifestyle. Just spray, rub, rinse and enjoy cleaner produce. I can’t tell you how much of a game-changer that this product has been for our family. We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables each day, so it is vital to me that I clean my produce thoroughly. I also appreciate that this product has a refreshing lemon scent. Each time that I spray my produce this wonderful scent fills the air!

Check out Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash and see for yourself just how easy it is to effectively clean your produce! Let me know if you try it!

8 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Summer Birthday Party

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Summer birthday parties are usually accompanied by great weather and holiday vibes. There are lots of great ways you can create exciting and fun parties on a budget for kids and adults alike, so here are a few ideas to take inspiration from:

Kids Parties:

1)    Choosing a Theme

Having a theme makes it easier to take inspiration, so consider what your kid enjoys. Nintendo’s game Animal Crossing is currently a great fun choice for themed parties, as it is a game that’s loved by both kids and adults. Many people enjoy throwing virtual parties in the game itself, but the cute art style and elements within the game give plenty of inspiration for a real-life party.

2)    Entertainment

When it comes to entertaining kids, there needs to be lots of things to do. Take into consideration their hobbies and interests to generate a theme but keep the activities all-inclusive. Scavenger hunts and treasure hunts are great fun, and you can incorporate their interests to create a themed hunt. You can DIY some clue cards and hide ‘gift bags’ for kids to find.

3)    Fun Place Settings and Decor

Characters from their favorite games or tv shows can be used as markers, or even as table place settings. You could use some of their toys, or even models or figures of their favorite characters. Nendoroids are very popular collectible figures, and you can even buy them online, but they also make ideal place markers, scavenger hunt markers, or even gifts. In fact, you could even use one as a fun cake-topper!

Food and Drinks:

4)    Barbeque

BBQs always make for great parties, but if you needed a good excuse to get the BBQ out, a Birthday celebration is definitely the perfect one. Owning a decently sized barbeque and purchasing some ingredients is the only big expense. You can also make this a daytime or evening event, whichever you prefer.

5)    Tropical Party

Fitting perfectly in the theme of Summer, hosting a Hawaiian or tropical themed party can be great fun. Make sure you have plenty of fruit like pineapples, mangoes, and coconuts and set up a cocktail bar too. Just make sure everyone wears their best Hawaiian shirt!

Evening Parties:

6)    Movie Night

The perfect way to celebrate when the sun starts to set is by setting up a screen and projector outside. Having an outdoor, backyard movie night can be great fun. Simply set up your projector and screen, some string lights or candle lanterns, and bring out the comfy blankets and cushions. You should also make sure to get lots of popcorn!

7)    Camping and S’mores

If your backyard is big enough, a great party idea is for everyone to bring along their tents. For an outdoor version of a pajama party, set up a small campfire and roast some s’mores. This is a great way to enjoy a group camping trip in your own backyard. Lots of stores sell campfire kits, but you can also DIY one too!

Summertime Fun:

8)    Pool Party

If you have your own pool, a pool-party is a no-brainer. The perfect thing to go with hot weather is a dip in the pool, so start blowing up your favorite pool inflatables and picking out your swimwear. Some iced drinks and sun chairs and a fun music playlist make a pool party fun and relaxing. If you’re throwing a pool party for kids, make sure everyone can swim and that someone can supervise at all times!

The summer weather means there are plenty of great options available to throw a fun birthday party, even on a small budget. Just don’t forget to wear sun lotion!

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Isn’t it amazing how life can change in an instant? If you would have told me at the beginning of 2020 that I would be teaching my boys at home I probably would have laughed at you. We were so busy in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives of school, sports, and extra-curricular activities that when we were required to stop and be at home all of the time, life definitely took an unexpected turn that I was not prepared for.

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