Mariano’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

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Mariano’s is having an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 4/19! Here’s the info for Wheaton, 8-9AM:

Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt throughout the Mariano’s store. Children will be divided in to the following age groups 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to each age group! Free donuts for Mom and Dad!

Check Store Events in the left hand menu at Marianos.com to find details for your own local store.

Coupon and Stockpile Swap next weekend — Lisle Library!

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Reminder — This coming Saturday, come on out and join us at the first Coupon and Stockpile Swap from Mashup Mom and deranged.me! We’ll be at the Lisle Public Library, IL on Saturday April 19 2014 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Stop in any time — all are welcome, and no registration is required. Bring your unneeded coupons and stockpile items to share, and bring home new coupons and stockpile items from others. Did you end up with extra probiotics, but need low-dose aspirin? Do you have a glut of baby coupons, but need pet food coupons? Bring your extras, and benefit from others’ extras!

Very simple rules

  • Bring something if you’re going to take something.
  • Be considerate, so that everyone gets a chance to leave with something new.
  • If you have a lot of stockpile items, leave them in your car, bring in representative samples, and talk with others about what you have to swap — don’t hurt yourself, lol.
  • No selling. No money can change hands at this event; bring items and coupons with the understanding that you’re giving them away to others.

If you’re looking for something in particular (baby items, gluten free coupons, what have you) feel free to comment here or on the Coupon Trading Facebook group. If you have extras of something in particular, please comment with what you might be bringing to share. Swap at your own risk; neither the library, Mashup Mom, nor deranged.me can be liable for how stockpile items have been stored, expiration dates, etc.

Any leftover stockpile items at the end of the event will be donated to the Lisle Township Food Pantry, which serves residents of Lisle and unincorporated parts of Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge.

Sam’s Club free oral care screening 4/12/14

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Sam’s Club is offering free oral care screenings this Saturday 4/12/14. Here’s the info:

WHAT: Sam’s Club Hosts Free Oral Care Screening Event
WHEN: Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHO: In-club screenings available to members and the public

Day-to-day oral health is more important than many think.  Despite the approximate 500 million dentist visits Americans make each year, millions of adults and children endure dental health complications that could be prevented through basic preventive care. To reinforce the basics of a good oral routine and general wellness, Sam’s Club is hosting free oral care and vital health screenings on Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (589 locations).

The free health screening event features tests valued at up to $100, including:

·         Dental tablets to test for plaque
·         Glucose
·         Total cholesterol
·         Blood pressure
·         Body mass index (BMI)
·         Vision in majority of Clubs

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market — Spring Celebration!

This post has been sponsored by Mrs. Green’s Natural Market in Chicago. I have been compensated for this post; however, all opinions here are my own.

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Are you in the Chicago area? You’ll want to check out the upcoming Spring Celebration at Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, which will be held at their Chicago store at 555 West Webster Ave. this Thursday March 27 from 6-8:30 PM. Mrs. Green’s is a new-to-me neighborhood store devoted to offering healthy food at an honest price to customers who care deeply about the foods they eat. They have one very cool-looking Chicago location in Lincoln Park so far, but are planning to expand their Chicago presence — and you can view current in-store specials on healthy food on their website. (This week’s ad notes that they’re offering free two-hour parking with a $25+ purchase, which is a definite plus in Lincoln Park!)

Spring Celebration

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Check out the upcoming Mrs. Green’s Spring Celebration! This is a free public event which will feature samples, live music, children’s activities, and special in-store pricing on many items, including produce. But, that’s just the beginning of their weekend of spring celebration events, all around Mrs. Green’s mission to inspire its customers to eat well and live a good healthy lifestyle:

The celebration will continue with special events throughout the weekend. Field Trip Factory will host a free introduction for teachers and educators to the new Think Global, Eat Local educational program on Friday at 4 p.m. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mrs. Green’s staff will host a children’s activity called “Eat the Rainbow,” which will teach children about the value of eating a variety of nutritious foods.

Mrs. Greens is devoted to clean, natural foods, health, and sustainability, and supports local farmers and artisans whenever possible.

If you go, bring your coupons

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Click the coupon above to get a bigger version to print — hosted here with permission from Mrs. Green’s. Get free $5 in produce with a $30 purchase, free $5 deli with a $30 purchase, $5 bakery with $30 purchase, or $5 dairy with $30 purchase. These are valid 3/27-4/14/14, so just in time for the Spring Celebration on the 27th!

Local with me? Check out Entertaining Chicago

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Are you in the Chicago area — or planning to visit sometime soon? Be sure to check out my friend Alli’s new site, Entertaining Chicago! Entertaining Chicago is all about “the great theater, free things, restaurants and fabulousness in Alli’s city of Chicago.”

You might already know Alli if you follow her Couponing for 4 blog, where she’s also running a $50 Groupon gift card giveaway to celebrate the launch of Entertaining Chicago. So, why not pop on over and check it out?

Coupon and Stockpile Swap — Saturday April 19

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Come on out and join us at the first Coupon and Stockpile Swap from Mashup Mom and deranged.me! We’ll be at the Lisle Public Library, IL on Saturday April 19 2014 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Stop in any time — all are welcome, and no registration is required. Bring your unneeded coupons and stockpile items to share, and bring home new coupons and stockpile items from others. Did you end up with extra probiotics, but need low-dose aspirin? Do you have a glut of baby coupons, but need pet food coupons? Bring your extras, and benefit from others’ extras!

Very simple rules

  • Bring something if you’re going to take something.
  • Be considerate, so that everyone gets a chance to leave with something new.
  • If you have a lot of stockpile items, leave them in your car, bring in representative samples, and talk with others about what you have to swap — don’t hurt yourself, lol.
  • No selling. No money can change hands at this event; bring items and coupons with the understanding that you’re giving them away to others.

If you’re looking for something in particular (baby items, gluten free coupons, what have you) feel free to comment here or on the Coupon Trading Facebook group. If you have extras of something in particular, please comment with what you might be bringing to share. Swap at your own risk; neither the library, Mashup Mom, nor deranged.me can be liable for how stockpile items have been stored, expiration dates, etc.

Any leftover stockpile items at the end of the event will be donated to the Lisle Township Food Pantry, which serves residents of Lisle and unincorporated parts of Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge.

The Vitamin Shoppe event March 1

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Here’s an upcoming event from The Vitamin Shoppe that some of you might be interested in:

What: The Vitamin Shoppe is inviting like-minded health enthusiasts across the country to join in for National Share the Health Day on Saturday, March 1st. From 11am – 2pm (local time) every Vitamin Shoppe store nationwide will offer specialized festivities, such as free product samples and consultations with wellness partners in their communities. The first 50 shoppers at each location will also be treated to a complimentary gift bag full of great health and wellness products. The Vitamin Shoppe stores will be hosting local wellness partners throughout the day, ranging from area gyms and spas to product representatives and health food stores.

Who: The staff of well-trained Health Enthusiast experts will be on hand to help answer any health questions, product specific inquiries, and more. 

When: Saturday, March 1st from 11am – 2pm (local time)

Where: the Vitamin Shoppe retail locations nationwide

Contact: For information on the specific wellness partners attending “Share the Health,” customers are encouraged to contact their local store.

Free Genetic Roulette movie screening — Whole Foods Wheaton

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Thanks to my friend Nancy for letting me know about this one! Genetic Roulette focuses on GMOs, and you can register for this free movie screening event here.

FREE MOVIE SCREENING OF GENETIC ROULETTE
Monday, October 21, 2013
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Whole Foods Market Wheaton
151 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL  60189

Presented by the group Illinois Right to Know GMO, and the Institute for Responsible Technology, Whole Foods Market Wheaton is hosting a movie screening of Genetic Roulette. Genetic Roulette is a documentary providing compelling evidence that explains GMO’s, deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers solutions to protect ourselves, the planet and our future. Discover more about this important issue and explore ways you can participate in finding solutions. Watch the movie trailer at: http://geneticroulettemovie.com/trailer/.

After the movie screening, a panel of experts will discuss the proposed Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act in Illinois.

Whole Foods Market® supports your right to know what’s in your food. We are diligently working with over 100,000 supplier partners to bring you full transparency in labeling GMO products in our stores by 2018. We have many non-GMO options in our stores now and will continue to add more.

Whole Foods Market is strictly offering a forum to encourage discussion on this topic, and is not connected with the views brought forth in the documentary Genetic Roulette. More information about Whole Foods Market and our stance on GMO’s in the marketplace you can visit here.

Kids Bowl Free this summer!

I received a Kids Bowl Free family pass for purposes of review. All opinions in this post, however, are my own.

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I wanted to make sure you guys remembered the Kids Bowl Free program this year, since it’s a great one to add to your list of summer activities!

Just head to their site and select your closest participating bowling alley to register. Note: Even if you signed up last summer, you will need to register again for 2013. If you’re in Illinois with me, there are quite a few participating locations — including Fox Bowl in Wheaton, which is one of Mr. 10′s favorites because he took a kid’s bowling class there a few years ago.

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Each week this summer, they’ll then email you a free bowling coupon for your registered kids. Coupons are emailed when you first register, and then every Sunday morning thereafter. (My welcome coupons showed up about 10 minutes after I signed up.)

Kids get two free games per day, up to six kids per family. You can also access your coupons at any time under your account on the Kids Bowl Free site, and you’ll need to print and bring them to your registered bowling center to redeem.

Adding an optional family pass

If you want to bowl with your kids, pay just $24.95 for a family pass that covers the whole summer. Or, just let them bowl and kick back with a good book, lol! Here’s the deal on the family pass, should you choose to add that:

The Family Pass allows for 2 GAMES of bowling per day, per adult family member, up to 4 family members all summer long! This one-time payment of $24.95 is great for older siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and even a babysitter. Spend time with your children at the center this summer and have a blast. The family pass can only be used while bowling with the children.

Just enter the names of four adults and they’ll all qualify under your family pass.

Note that you’ll need shoes

When registering for Kids Bowl Free at your local alley, be sure to read the terms and conditions for that specific center, including age limits and times. Standard shoe rental rates generally apply, and the coupons will be usable during specific open bowling hours — which are usually fairly generous, but make sure you pick a center that meets your timetable and needs! You can also sign up with multiple centers if there are several nearby options to you, but will need to use a separate account and email address for each.

This is a great way to save money this summer, while also helping get kids out of the house and doing something physically active. Have fun with it! :)

Free men’s health screenings at Sam’s Club 6/8/13

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Sam’s Club is offering free men’s health screenings this weekend for both members and non members. Saturday, June 8, 11AM-3PM. These screenings will be available at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy, and you can look up your closest Sam’s here.

While the health screening event focuses on men’s health, the screenings for both men and women are available. The free health screening event features tests valued at up to $150, including:

  • PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test for men – This test measures a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous prostate tissue and can help identify cancer early on.
  • TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) test for women – This test measures thyroid hormone levels and identifies overactive and underactive thyroid glands, which can be the root of various health problems.
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI (body mass index)
  • Vision

So, now you know what to get for Father’s Day! Read the full press release on this event here.