Sunday, December 20, 2009

What blogs and websites help you find deals and savings?

I love discovering different blogs and websites that find all those great deals for you!  There are so many good ones out there and we’d like to have a list of them at Mommy’s Idea.  Please leave a comment if you have a site to share!  (coupons & coupon codes, online deals, brick & mortar store deals, rebates, sales, tips to save money . . .)  We’ll put together a list from your feedback!
Please no spam or promoting a business for this post.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Challenge Dairy Sweepstakes- Win a Trip to Montana’s Paradise Valley!



Enter to win a trip to the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.

So we’d like to invite you to enter to win A Taste of the West during a 7-day/6-night trip for 4 people to the incredible Mountain Sky Guest Ranch ( in Montana’s Paradise Valley, just North of Yellowstone National Park.

In addition to world-class fine dining, the guest ranch features cozy accommodations, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, clay shooting and much more! Revive, rejuvenate and reconnect with a variety of activities for everyone.

Airfare, food, accommodations and certain activities are all-included in this $17,000 luxury getaway.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Help Entrepreneurs Around the World with Kiva!


I loaned money through Kiva a while back when I saw it on Oprah and just re-loaned money to a couple other hardworking women.  You choose entrepreneurs around the world in struggling economic areas to help them out with their businesses.  They repay the loan and you can then withdraw the funds or give other loans.  It’s a great way to help others with their livelihood even if it’s from far away.  I thought some of the many inspiring readers of Mommy’s Idea would be interested . . .

Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

How Kiva Works

1) It all starts with our Field Partners, which are microfinance institutions operating around the world. Our Field Partners approve and disburse a microloan to an entrepreneur in their community. They take a picture of the entrepreneur and write down the entrepreneur’s story.

2) The Field Partner uploads the entrepreneur’s profile to Kiva’s website.

3) Lenders like you browse the entrepreneurs’ profiles and choose someone to lend to, using PayPal or their credit cards.

4) Kiva provides the funds to our Field Partners by aggregating the loan funds from all contributing lenders.

5) Over time, the entrepreneur repays her loan.

6) When lenders get their money back, they can re-lend to another entrepreneur, donate their funds to Kiva (to cover operational expenses), or withdraw their funds to their PayPal accounts.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Save 15% at aden & anais!

Get 15% off all purchases made from between December 3rd and 18th. Just use the coupon code ‘celebrate’ to save some cash!


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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Win Lysol Products!

2 readers will win a 12.5 oz Lysol Disinfectant Spray and two 40 ct. canisters of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes!

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us what item your family could use.
3.. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

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Open to residents of the US.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 20, 2009.