Saturday, February 3, 2018

How to Earn Free Books From My Reader Rewards Club

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Do you enjoy reading? If so, you’ll want to check out My Reader Rewards Club, a site that gives you the opportunity to earn free books by filling out surveys, referring friends, and more.

It’s very easy to earn a free book — without even having to refer a friend! I just earned my first free book within 5 minutes of signing up!

My Reader Rewards Club offers Christian books from Tyndale, including Nonfiction books, Fiction books, Parenting books, Kid’s books, Audiobooks, Ministry Resources, and more!

How to Earn Your First Free Book:

1. Go here to sign up for My Reader Rewards.

2. Click on the "Earn Points" tab and then complete the following actions:

  • Share your birthday to get 15 points.
  • Sign up for the Tyndale email newsletter to get 20 points.
  • Take the gratitude quiz to get 15 points.
  • Take the My Reader Rewards Club Member Survey to get 45 points.
  • Take the What Decade Do You Belong In to get 15 points.
  • Want to earn more points? You can refer friends and earn 10 points for every friend you refer. Or, you can share on social media to earn 10 points.
  • Note: You will automatically receive 25 free points just for using my link!

3. I, very quickly, earned 130 points right after signing up. Use these 130 points to choose one the books that are available for 130 points or less. When you choose a book, add it to your cart and go to checkout. Shipping is free. You’ll usually receive your order within 2-4 weeks.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Amazon : AUKEY Essential Oil Diffuser only $14.83!

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Amazon has this AUKEY Essential Oil Diffuser with Color Changing LED Lights and Auto Shut-off for only $14.83 (reg $27.99) when you use the promo code JAORY3TU at checkout!

FREE Nice ‘n Easy Hair Color Sample

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Hurry over to and grab a FREE Nice ‘n Easy Hair Color Sample. Just click on the “Order Free Sample” button that is on multiple banners on this page, answer the questions to choose the color you’d like and request your free sample. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

THM Friendly Coupons & Rebates--Week of 1/31/2018

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If you are Trim Healthy Mama, then I have a list of coupons for you!  Who doesn't want to save money and be able to eat healthy too? Read how I lost 50lbs on THM!

Each week (on Wednesdays) I will update this list for you so you can print the coupons or submit the rebates and save while grocery shopping!


Trim Healthy Mama Rebates:


*ibotta has several THM friendly rebates this week:

50¢ Butterball Everyday Turkey Smoked Sausage (combine with the 55¢ coupon below)
50¢ Contadina Tomatoes (combine with the 50¢ coupon below)
95¢ Truvia (combine with the $1.50 printable coupon below!)

Another awesome cashback that I love is Checkout 51!  

There are several rebates on this app that are also THM friendly:

25¢ Garlic
25¢ Cream Cheese
25¢ Sour Cream
$1.00 Cello Whisps
$1.00 Wasa Products
$1.00 Pearls Olives
75¢ Fairlife Ultra Filtered Milk
$1.50 Foster Farms No Antibiotics Ever Lunch Meat
$1.50 Foster Farms Ground Turkey
$1.00 Mama Lucia Meatballs

One more rebate app that I love is called Fetch!

You can use it at any store and you just scan in your receipts and they automatically match it to their available rebates. Right now they have rebates for these brands: Tostitos, Quaker, Planters, Philadelphia, P3, Oscar Mayer, Kraft Cheese, Knox Gelatin, Cracker Barrel Cheese, Breyers, Baker’s, etc…

If you download the app, make sure to use the code WX8CD to automatically get 1,500 points added to your account. 1,000 points = $1.00, and once you get to 10,000 points you can cash out for $10 worth of gift cards or rewards!

You can also find some printable coupons below:

*Truvia $2 coupon when you request a free sample HERE

*Dreamfields Pasta $1 coupon HERE

*So Delicious Dairy Free coupon HERE (this can be used for on plan ice cream!)

*Mambo Sprouts has several coupons that are THM friendly including Zevia, Kefir, Collagen, So Delicious, Silk, Almond Breeze, etc

*Here are more coupons preselected that are all THM friendly.

Click on the coupons to print!

 24-Count Set of Non-Toxic Acrylic Paints for just $8.99!

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Amazon has this 24-count set of Non-Toxic Acrylic Paints for just $8.99 when you use coupon code EWXYDEEM at checkout. This is the lowest price on record for these highly-rated paints.

This would be a fantastic & frugal gift idea for any art lover in your life!

Note: The price will not show as $8.99 until it has been added to your cart and the promo code has been applied.

Sign up for a FREE trial of Amazon Prime to get 2-day FREE shipping!

Amazon : FREE Kindle eBooks for Children

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Grab some new Kindle ebooks for FREE right now for your children!  *Remember, prices change on Amazon often so doube check to make sure it's still free before clicking buy!

Lily Lemon Blossom Welcome to Lily’s Room
FREE (regularly $1.99)

My Snowman, Paul
FREE (regularly $1.99)

FREE (regularly $1.99)

A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster (An Away From Whipplethorn Book 1)
FREE (regularly $2.99)

Island of Fog (Book 1)
FREE (regularly $2.99)

*HOT* Amazon : Kitchenaid 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer ONLY $169.15 Shipped!

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*HOT* Amazon has this KITCHENAID 4.5-QUART STAND MIXER FOR JUST $169.15 SHIPPED! This is a HUGE price drop! Down from $349.99!!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Get two months of Early Learning Academy for just $5!

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This is 75% off the regular price of $9.95 monthly!

(And BONUS! They are now offering three new additional apps — music videos, language arts, and zoo — to ABCmouse members!)

Note: If you wish to continue with the service after two months, you’ll be billed at $9.95 per month.
If you do not wish to continue with the service, be sure to cancel your subscription before the first two months ends so that you avoid any future charges to your credit card. It’s very easy to cancel at any time by logging in and clicking “my account.”

Amazon: Noise Isolating Bluetooth Sport Headphones Just $7.98

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Amazon currently has these TOTU Wireless Sports Earphones in neon green only for just $7.98 when you use promo code EJBZKBAO at checkout. Note, they will show a price of $19.99 until you add them to your cart and enter the promo code!

These earphones last up to eight hours on a single charge and have buttons to pause, play or skip songs. Plus, the unique design keeps them in your ears even while running.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Instant Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs (THM S, Low carb)

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Being on the Trim Healthy Mama plan involves a lot of healthy, protein-based meals full of veggies.  Every once in awhile, though, a girl needs some pasta, right?  The THM plan allows for the use of Dreamfields Pasta because it metabolizes the carbs in a different way and doesn't raise your blood sugar like regular pasta.  Now, if you're a purist THM you probably shriek at the thought of using a convenience food such as these.  I, however, am what they call a "Drive-thru Sue."  I find it easier to stay on plan when I allow myself the use of some of these convenience, grab and go, foods.  

I received an instant pot for Christmas and am still learning to use it.  I've seen a lot of posts of people cooking spaghetti in the pot, and I thought: "Why not try a THM version?"  So, I decided to give it a shot.  And if you're wondering about cooking the dreamfields in the instant pot, I researched it on the THM official group page and found that since the Dreamfield pasta is already a personal choice item, it would just also be a personal choice on whether to cook it in the instant pot rather than per the directions on the box. 

Now, before we get to the recipe.  Let me just say, that this was a hit for my entire family.  All three of my girls, my husband and myself thought this tasted absolutely delicious!  And as far as convenience goes, it was super easy; just what the instant pot was created for.  

Instant Pot Spaghetti--THM S


  • 1 bag of frozen meatballs
  • 1 box of Dreamfields spaghetti
  • 1 jar of on plan sauce
  • 1-1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
  • Italian seasoning (optional)
  • Garlic powder (optional)


  • Place frozen meatballs (prepackaged from frozen food section) in the bottom of the pot.
  • Put in uncooked spaghetti. I broke in half to fit the pot. Then layered it. Went a handful across one way, then another the other direction. 
  • Pour in part of the jar of pasta sauce right on top of the spaghetti. Then added Italian seasoning and garlic powder to the jar and shake it up to mix it.  Then pour the remainder of the sauce right on top of the rest of the sauce in the middle. 
  • Filled the pasta sauce jar with chicken stock. Pour it around the edges of the sauce. 
  • Then close the lid. Set Pressure Cook for 11 mins. 
  • Quick Release when it beeps!

Actual total cook time was about 30 overall when you include the time it takes the pot to come to pressure.

Pretty basic, I know, but it tasted really good and it was so easy and convenient.  It's a new favorite for those busy nights when I teach piano until late in the evening. 

Make sure if you are following THM that you *try* to keep your serving of Dreamfields to one cup or less.  That's hard to do, but keeps it within the numbers to be an S meal.  Serve with a healthy serving of non starchy veggies or a big salad!  

**Dreamfields, when cooked on the stove, says to cook for 8 or 9 minutes depending on the variety.  When cooking in the instant pot, it takes a few extra minutes to get it done.  When cooked in the instant pot for 8-9 minutes the spaghetti was still quite hard and not done enough to eat.  If you are worried about this method adversely affecting your blood sugar, you may continue to cook on the stove.  I haven't noticed a difference, myself.  These are only eaten once in awhile anyway, definitely not something you would want to have too often and still lose weight.

Amazon: LectroFan Micro Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker ONLY $22.39 (Regularly $40)

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Today only, Amazon has this LectroFan Micro Wireless Sleep Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker for the lowest price it’s been of $22.39 (regularly $39.95).

The LectroFan micro is a compact portable white noise and sound machine. It features 10 sounds including 5 different fan sounds, 4 white noises, and an ocean sound. It also has a rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours while playing its built-in sounds and 6 hours while streaming audio via Bluetooth.

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