6/24/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals!

It was a week of frugal fun!

We swam, we built legos,  went to the zoo, the kids redeemed their Pizza Book It coupons for June, and had tiny pizzas! If you are looking for some frugal adventures for this summer, check out this post.

There are so many awesome freebies and deals this week, and the weather this weekend is supposed to be AWESOME (AND WARM) here in San Diego.

Mask Mandates are changing constantly in California and can vary by city and county, so please do your part if you are going to any in-person freebies.

2022 Birthday Freebies are here!


Free Products from Influenster
Free Discover the Beauty in Wetands Book Cover
Free Box of JonnyPops Popsicles Product
Free Old Spice Body Wash at Walmart
Free Year of AAA Membership for T-Mobile Customers
Free Discover Pen, Nail File, Decals & More
Free RowdyPower Burn Energy Drink
Free Constellation Viewer from Home Depot
Free Star Collection Bookmark
Free Baby Samples & Full Sized Products from Amazon
Free Best Nest Wellness & Munchkin Mom & Baby Products
Free Beard Wash, Balm, Beard Oil & More
Free Beckon Lactose-Free Ice Cream Pints
Free Bookmarks, Posters, Activity Sheets & More
Free Vegan Wonder Cookies Sample
Free PediaSure 6-Pack or Shake Mix Coupon
Free Pint of Wildgood Ice Cream
Free CandyCan Sample Pack
Free Lane Bryant Gift Card Giveaway
Free Dr. Brandt Skincare Products
Free NFL Fan Packs
Free pH Testing Strips for Women
Free Facial Wash, Body Soap or Balm
Free Humblemaker Coffee after Rebate
Free Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk After Rebate
Free Night Cream & Micropolish or Face Oil & Clay Mask
Free Sample of Zignature Dog Food
Free Sample of Cascade Platinum Dishwasher Pacs
Free 256GB SSD at Micro Center
Free Crayola Summer Coloring Pages
Free Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 PC Game
30 Free Lactaid Care Club Points
Watch The Princess Bride for Free
Free Fall Guys for Xbox
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points


Cuisinart 17-PC Artiste Knife Block Set ONLY $49.99 (Reg $130)
Morphe 35T Sweetest Tea Artistry Palette ONLY $16.80 (Reg $28)
Cooks 30-Pc Nonstick Cookware Set ONLY $71.99 (Reg $180)
Kid Toddler Pillowcase 2 Pack ONLY $7.99 (Reg $20)
Up to 70% Off at Banana Republic Factory
NuWave 14-Qt Air Fryer ONLY $39.99 (reg $80-140)
Cooks 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker ONLY $11.69 at JCPenney (Reg $22)
Swing Hammock Chair ONLY $48.99 (Reg $130)
Kids Pajamas Only $3 Shipped at Walmart
5-in-1 Sport Center Game System ONLY $25 (Reg $49)
Intex 10ft x 30in Inflatable Pool ONLY $49.99 (Reg $100)
Save 50% on Select Bathroom Decor at Target
Insignia 24-Inch Fire TV ONLY $89.99 (Reg. $170)
LOL Surprise OMG Dance Virtuelle Fashion Doll $13.97 (Reg. $26)
70% Off PicassoTiles Magnetic Building Blocks + Extra 15% Off

San Diego International Children’s Film Festival: Aug. 13

The San Diego International Children’s Film Festival is coming up on August 13, 2022. There will be short films from around the world in several categories: animation, narrative, & documentary.

  • 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, 8/13/22
  • Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library downtown, 330 Park Blvd.
  • Free admission
  • Filmmaker and animator appearances!
  • Film schedule at www.childrensfilmsd.org
  • Register here

Tryazon: Host a P.Lushes Pets Secret Garden Party!

We’ve been participating in Tryazon events for three+ years. We’ve gotten to try all sorts of fun toys, games, and food.  You can learn more about Tryazon here.

It’s fashion. It’s designer. It’s a Tryazon Featured Party opportunity featuring P.Lushes Pets from Spin Master! This stylish squad of fabulously fashionable friends serves up chic looks with a sprinkle of attitude and a whole lot of sparkle. Luxe, premium fabric, and a sparkling collar enhance their fashion-inspired looks! Everywhere is your personal runway with P.Lushes Pets!

Tryazon has 250 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack with a variety of P.Lushes Pets to sample and share with friends and family, valued at $160+ in total!

Learn more and apply here.

2022- Summer Fun on a Budget

681517ea18b6760354438c6a7f6190f1.jpgIt’s time for kids to finish up school, and be let loose on the world. But, instead of hours of screen time and endless whining, let’s fill the summer with some fun stuff!

If you are looking to beat the heat and need something free, check out the Waterfront Park downtown. They have a great splash pad area for kids, a really fun playground, and a big grassy area for picnics. Only downside- no shade trees.


Info on Free Summer lunches is rolling in very slowly. A lot of the sources for information (211 and the USDA) sites have not been updated with summer information. I’ll keep updating this post as new info is available on more sites throughout the county.

Summer Movies for Kids!

One of the kid’s favorite summer activities is to hit up the local theater for a showing of one of their favorite movies.

Big buckets of popcorn, snuck in candy (shhhh), and a drink and they are ready for 2 hours of fun in the Air Conditioning.

In my search for theater chains offering this fun this summer, several of our old friends are not participating as of the writing of this post.

Select Reading Cinemas will have the Reel Kids program, where throughout the summer (June 21-August 9) there will be kid-approved movies for the reduced price of $2/ticket!

And perhaps my kids’ favorite, 2022 Regal Summer Movie Express is back! Express tickets are just $2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy. Availability varies by location. My kids are excited to see Lego Movie 2, Lego Batman, Scoob, and Shrek.

AMC has information about their $5 Fan Favorites on their site, but no information or schedules for the summer.

Cinemark (No locations near us) has 8 weeks of Movie Fun planned. More Details can be found here.

Talk Back: What summer movies are you looking forward to seeing?


Tea Collection: The Easy Does It Sale Is Happening Now ($10 and Up)

** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Summer shopping: twirly dress, a super soft romper, and piles of leggings to pair with everything. It’s time for the Easy Does It Sale from Tea Collection! Starting at just $10, there are tons of cute items for the kiddos in your life.

That sale runs Thursday, June 2, 2022 through Sunday, June 5, 2022.


Fine Print: Dresses, Rompers & Leggings prices as marked on site. Offer valid from 6/2/2022 through 6/5/2022 at 11:59 PM PT. Discount taken will be pre-tax. Cannot be combined with other promotions. No adjustments on previous purchases. Not redeemable for cash. Limited to stock on hand. Please note: costs have increased due to growing challenges in our supply chain. We have added a 0.75 cent fee to all orders. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to service@teacollection.com.

Tryazon: Sweeten Lunchtime with Zollipops and Lunch Notes!

We’ve been participating in Tryazon events for three+ years. We’ve gotten to try all sorts of fun toys, games, and food.  You can learn more about Tryazon here.

Brighten your kids’ lunchtime with this Tryazon Featured Party opportunity, from Zolli Candy and MyWish4U. Zolli Candy is all sugar free and is supercharged with smile-friendly, natural ingredients that are actually good for your teeth! Zolli naturally balances your pH and reduces acid in your mouth making it the perfect way to end lunch! ZolliPops and Zaffi are diabetic friendly, keto, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan. Lunch Notes From Me® are a series of notes to tuck in your kids’ lunch to make sure they know they are loved and thought about when they are at school. They have a variety of notes including Facts & Funnies, Riddles & Giggles, Brainteasers & Giggles, and more!

Tryazon has 100 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack valued at $75+ with a variety of Zolli Candy and Lunch Notes From Me® to share with friends and family! Learn more and apply here.

5/6/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals!

I’m off work today! It’s Lunch on the Lawn at my kiddos school. We’ll have lunch with Bitty first, then with The Big Kid. It’s going to be a warm, sunny day. I’m looking forward to meeting their friends.

There are so many awesome freebies and deals this week, and the weather this weekend is supposed to be AWESOME here in San Diego.

Mask Mandates are changing constantly in California and can vary by city and county, so please do your part if you are going to any in-person freebies.

2022 Birthday Freebies are here!


Free Lego Duplo Floating Animal Train or Red Panda Playset
Free Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel
Free Sample of Nars Orgasm Blush
Free USPS Shipping Supplies
Free Kerasal Foot Care & Nail Care Products
Free Gatsby Chocolate Bar
Free Subscription to Women’s Health Magazine
Free Picket Fence Planter from Home Depot
Free Hearthsong Ninjaline Ninja Star 7-Piece Hanging Obstacle Co
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Lego Duplo Floating Animal Island Playset
Free Walmart Welcome Baby Registry Box
Free Bowhunting World or Predator Xtreme Magazine
Free National Parks Pass for Military & Dependents
Free Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
Octoly – Free Beauty Products
Free Aveda Botanical Repair Product
Free Sample of Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio
Free Tena Sample Kits
Free ClarityRx Down + Dirty Microexfoliant Sample
Free Sample of VetriScience Calming Supplement for Dogs
Free RollinGreens Plant-Based Me’eat
Free Bubbies Gluten-Free Mochi Ice Cream
FREE Personalized Children’s Book – Only $1 Shipping
Free Subscription to LEGO Life Magazine
Free Sew & Stuff Rainbow Craft Kit at Joann
Free Sample of Mizensir Ambre Magique Fragrance


Igloo MaxCold Evergreen 28qt Cooler ONLY $29.99 (Reg. $60)
Calico Critters Village Pizzeria ONLY $19.97 (Reg. $40)
55% Off Bogs Women and Girl Boots + 15% Off at Checkout
Barbie Doll and Grocery Store ONLY $14.99 (Reg $30)
VIP Pets Color Boost Styling Head ONLY $10 (Reg. $30)
75% Off Bionica Lightweight Strides + 15% Off at Checkout
Reebok Mini Backpack ONLY $9.49 (Reg $30)
Guess Women’s Pranze Sneakers ONLY $38.81 (Reg $69)
Reebok Racerback Bralette Set ONLY $6.99 (Reg $26)
Imaginext DC Gotham City Playset ONLY $25.51 (Reg. $60)
Sterling Silver Mama Bracelet ONLY $20 (Reg $125)
Sedona 12-Inch Roasting Pan & Rack for ONLY $7.96 (Reg. $40)
Up to 60% Off Joe’s Jeans + 15% Off at Checkout
Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic Retro Toy ONLY $7.49 (Reg. $20)
Igloo MaxCold Evergreen Backpack Cooler ONLY $22.49 (Reg. $45)

Free Craft Event at JCPenney for Kids 5/14/2022

Are you heading to the mall on 5/14? Check out this fun, free craft from JCPenney’s.

Visit the Kids Zone inside JCPenney and kids can decorate a holiday magnet.  Parents/Adults score a 10% off coupon, which can be combined with another coupon. JCP Coupons can be found here.

JCPenney hosts a fun craft event in store for kids on the second Saturday of each month.  They are easy for kids, and fun, free activity.

In-store events are only where local mandates allow.  All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Looking forward to June, there is a cute baseball craft, which includes beads, charms, a cord, keyring, card, envelope, and marker.

And if you are looking for Mother’s Day deals, check out the JCP Doorbusters! You’ll save 60% off regular prices!


Review: Decadent, Creamy Desserts from Bon Devil!

Recently, Bon Devil send us a set of all of their 4 packs of their rich, creamy vegan dessert ganache.

The big kid is vegetarian, and we frequently purchase vegan foods because they are easy to find and I want to support his desire to be vegetarian.

These little cups of ganache are rich, creamy, and smooth. They have a slight coconut aftertaste (they are made with coconut milk), which is delicious by the way. I’ve been using it on fruit, but I can imagine that it would be really good on pound cake, or with cookies/shortbread. That’s how the kids have been eating them, as dip for their cookies.

I know you can eat it by itself, but it’s so rich you really need something a little lighter to pair with it.

They come in four flavors: chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel chocolate, and caramelized banana. In our house, the chocolate and vanilla were the first to get consumed.

If you have tried them, leave a comment and let me know which flavor was your favorite, and how you eat it?

If you haven’t tried Bon Devil desserts yet, you can find them on Amazon and other Mass Merchandisers and Grocery stores.

Thanks to Bon Devil for sending us these tasty desserts to review. I received no financial compensation to facilitate this review, and all opinions are mine. This page may contain affiliate links. For more information about the use of affiliate links and partnerships, visit my disclosure page.