Ripple Street: MorningStar Farms® Veggie Sausage Patties Chatterbox

Looking to try something new?

Wake up your tastebuds and enjoy a delicious meat-free addition to any balanced breakfast with MorningStar Farms® Veggie Sausage Patties. They’re plant-based and seasoned with an inviting blend of aromatic herbs and spices to delight everyone in your family. Find Original, Hot & Spicy, and Maple MorningStar Farms® Veggie Sausage Patties in the freezer aisle of your local retailer. Which flavor are you most excited to try?
If you are selected, you will receive:

1 Free coupon to purchase MorningStar Farms® Veggie Sausage Patties from your local store.

To apply, click here. 


Free Event This Saturday! 17th San Diego International Children’s Film Festival

This weekend is the 17th San Diego International Children’s Film Festival.

After an exciting festival opening, last Sunday at Comic-Con International Special Edition, the 17th annual San Diego International Children’s Film Festival continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at the San Diego Central Library downtown, 330 Park Blvd.

There will screen dozens of short films from around the world – animation, live-action, and documentary. These films are good for all ages, from toddlers through teens and beyond. See the complete film schedule at

Admission is free for everyone, and you don’t need tickets. Just show up anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and enjoy the films in the library’s beautiful Neil Morgan Auditorium on the ground level. If you have a moment, please register your planned attendance at There will also be some fun giveaways at the event!

12/3/2021 Friday Freebies!

It’s December! Time to decorate, baking, chill with your peeps. I’m excited to take the kids to look at Light displays, and make some cookies!

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

There are some pretty cool freebies this week!


Free Photo Greeting Card + Free Shipping
Free Dick’s Sporting Goods Products
Free Sample of Rituals of Namaste Anti-Aging Day Cream & Serum
Free Intimate Science Beauty & Wellness Samples
Free $5 Off $5 at Ace Hardware = Free Item
Verizon Up Rewards – Free $3-$5 Amazon or Starbucks Gift Card
Sephora – Free NARS, Laneige, Moroccanoil or Kerastatse Mini Set
Free Smart Battery Powered Toothbrush
Free Koia Drink
Free New Wash Hair Care Sample
Panera Members – Free Bagel Everyday in December
Free Black Box Wines Magnet, Koozie & More
Possible Free Shangi-Chi and The Ten Rings Gift Box
Free Big Mountain Foods Products
Free Cooking Together Cookbook
Free Custom 3D Flamcard Photo Card at Walgreens
Free Sample of Tena Stylish Underwear
Free $50 Amazon, Target or Visa Gift Card with Dodge Test Drive
Free Subscription to Architectural Digest
10 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
10 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Flavor Your Life 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Free Fishing Licenses for Disabled Anglers
Free $10+ DSW Rewards with Donation

Porchlight Community Holiday Toy Swap – Reuse, Reduce, Give Love!

Our friends over at Porchlight Community are hosting a toy swap on December 11, 2021. 

ToySwap – Bring your gently loved toys to swap out. Save our environment, Save Money, Donate and Help Charity!

About this event:

  • Walk away feeling great about contributing to your community while having fun with no financial worry.
  • Any leftover items will be donated to other local nonprofits.
Where: 8888 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite B, 92123
When: 9 am to 11:30 am
Toy Drop-off: Thursday 10am to 6 pm
How it works:
  • Drop off a box or manageable box of clean, gently used, or new toys.*Must be in good condition and have no missing parts. Electronics must come with batteries to test working conditions.

December 2021: New Month, New Coupons!

file000786402730Here is your monthly reminder!  A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!

The printable coupon market is slowly coming to an end. Smartsource no longer offers printable coupons, and you may notice that there are fewer coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper. This is in favor of more offers available on apps. But if you love printable coupons….

  • (printable coupons, e-coupons, and a cashback app)

One of my favorite websites is the Sunday Coupon Review.  It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!

December means saving on baking ingredients, giftable items, food storage (for all those cookies and leftovers!), and cold/flu OTC meds.

For a complete list of types of foods and items that will be on sale, check out this post on the cycle of sales.

Here are a few of my favorite new coupons:

Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) bag of Truvia Sweet Complete® Granulated All-Purpose, Confectioners or Brown Sweetener
Save $0.75 When you buy FOUR (4) Avocados From Mexico

Free Food Resources for December 2021 (San Diego County)

A new month means that it’s time for the monthly update of free food resources in San Diego.

With over 20 holidays and celebrations taking place in December, there is plenty of need. Here are a few Christmas/Holiday events where free toys/food are available.

Some food banks and charities will have extra distributions this month.

Keep in mind there are still supply chain issues, so there may not be a lot of food at some distributions.

You can still find resources here for Central and East County, and Here for North County.

If you are located outside San Diego County, call 211. If you are not familiar with 211, here is their website and it can point you in the right direction.

San Diego Food Bank Distributions for November 2021 can be found here. Enter your address (or just your zip code) and the map will show you all of the distributions in your area or closest to you. You can filter by the days of the week to find food when you are available. If there is an income requirement/limit to participate, each location/listing will say such.

Neighbor distributions are intermixed with the San Diego Food Bank Distributions, however, they have no income requirements, and you come as you are. These Distributions are primarily fruits & veg, however, some locations may also distribute canned goods, dairy, and bread.

Super Pantry Locations can be found here (this listing is countywide). The San Diego Foodbank website also has resources for Diaper banks, free food resources for seniors, and more.

All kids in public school K-12 in the State of California are eligible for free breakfasts and lunches at school. More information can be found here

If you know of other resources, please leave a comment! And feel free to share this post with anyone you may know in need.

11/26/2021 Friday Freebies!

Better late than never, right? I promise I Was not out Black Friday shopping today. I was doing some crafts and taking the kids to the zoo, finished up with dinner with my mom (dad is still in the hospital).

I’ll have some good deals and money-saving posts this weekend and next week. So glad the kids are going back to school on Monday. I love them, but… this week has been brutal.

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

The List of Freebies is small this week, but there are all sorts of great deals coming up. I’ll have breakdowns and such coming up!


Ulta – Free BECCA Cosmetics Plumping Lip Balm for Your Birthday
Free Pair of 2 Carat Diamond Earrings $79.95 Value
Free Pinkizh Pink Clay Mask, Applicator & Konjac Sponge
Free Sample of TBH Kids Shampoo & Conditioner + Hair Scrunchie
Free CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream or Shampoo
Free Conair Reflections Lighted Mirror or Selfie Ring Light
Free 8×10 Photo Print at Walgreens
Free Large Fries at Checkers and Rally’s on 26th – 28th
Free Maddy’s Sweet Shop Shortbread Snaps


Earn up to $100 referring friends to Venmo!

Venmo is offering referral cash right now- Just in time for the holiday!

Head to the You page of the app and tap Invite Friends, Earn $10. Then, using the share link, invite 10 new peeps to Venmo—old roomies, pet sitters, even Dad.

Everyone you refer will earn $10 for signing up after you make a bank- or card-funded payment of at least $5 within 14 days.

You’ll get $10 for each person that you refer, and can earn up to $100 from this offer. Score! I use Venmo to pay friends back for coffee when we split the bill and the lady who does my pedicures!

And if you haven’t signed up for Venmo yet, check it out here.


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November 2021: New Healthy Freebies From Social Nature!

 If you are into Organic/Natural/Healthy products, then Social Nature is right up your alley. Sign up and apply to sample products that you are interested in. I get probably 1-2 products to sample each month. And most of the time it’s full-size products, not just a tiny sample.

Social Nature has rounded up products that are available to try at a local grocery store or mass merchandiser near you.  Apply to Try the products that interest you to see if you’re a match here.

Here are some of the new sampling opportunities:

  • Mac & Cheese By Freak Flag Organics
  • Frozen Wraps By Cool Beans
  • 100% Plant-Based Pork By OmniFoods
  • Sunflower Cream Cheese By Spero Foods
  • Notco Plant-Based Milk Alternative
  • Plant-Based Spicy Nuggets By Alpha Foods

And one of the things I love about Social Nature is that they don’t leave our friends with food allergies out.

There are sampling offers for Gluten-free, nut-free, meat-free foods frequently.

Canadian Friends- You are in luck, there are sampling opportunities for you too! So if you love trying new products, check out Social Nature!

Cute Holiday Dresses from DressLily!

Christmas Sale I know the official holiday season doesn’t for about a week, but I wanted to share some of these cute holiday dresses from Dresslily.

I have a bunch of dresses and home decor (tapestries) from Dresslily. They are of decent quality, especially when you factor in the price.

Right now they have a few deals going on:

  • All new shoppers receive 15% off their first order.
  • When you spend over $79 (which is pretty easy), you can choose FedEx shipping for free.
  • While they are size-inclusive (up to a size 5x/24), please be aware that because these dresses are made overseas, their sizing may seem off. Trust their sizing charts and order via their sizing chart, not what size you usually wear in American stores.

Here are a few of my holiday favorites:

DressLily also has cute accessories too. I’ve picked up a couple cute scarves (which I’m sure one or both of the kids will steal).  Regardless of what holiday you celebrate this winter, Dreslily has something cute and festive!