6/25/2022 Zero Waste Fair!

Thanks to our friends at I Love A Clean San Diego, there is a super fun and green event tomorrow.

In partnership with the City of Encinitas, I Love a Clean San Diego will be hosting the seventh annual Zero Waste Fair on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 10 AM-1 PM.

Our Zero Waste Fair is back in person this year at the EUSD Farm Lab in Encinitas! Come ready to experience a wide array of zero-waste activities, including informative presentations, booths from sustainable companies, and hands-on low-waste DIYs.

This one-of-a-kind event will highlight tips on low-waste living, composting, recycling, sustainable swaps for everyday products, and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discover local zero-waste businesses, and win eco-conscious prizes!

To learn more or RSVP, check out the event site here. 

Tryazon: Design, Wear, & Share with New Craft Kits from Cool Maker!

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.

Design, wear and share one-of-a-kind pieces with this Tryazon Featured Party opportunity, featuring Cool Maker craft kits from Spin Master! Learn real sewing skills with the Cool Maker Stitch ‘N Style and spin to create friendship bracelets and necklaces with the Cool Maker KumiKreator Bead & Braider. Express yourself through what you make and show your own unique style, with Cool Maker!

Tryazon has 250 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack valued at $50+ with a selection of Cool Maker products to share with friends and family! Learn more and apply here.

 

6/17/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals!

We survived the first week of summer break!

We did a bunch of free/frugal activities, including stopping by our local county and city libraries to sign up for their summer reading programs, we swam, played with friends, and built a lot of Legos. 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!

Freebies:

Free Sample of L’Oreal Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Free Subscription to Wine Spectator Magazine
Free Meal at PDQ
Free Wild Planet Wild Tuna Pasta Salad
Free Bikini Wax at Hello Sugar
Free ASPCA Pet Safety Magnet & Window Decal
Free Poise Light Leaks Pads Sample Pack
Free Hartz Disposable Dog Diapers and Male Dog Wraps
Free 19 Crimes Coasters, Hat, Tumblers & More
Possible Free $125 iPhone App Research Study
Free Ice Cream Magnet at JCPenney
Free Super HongKong Baseball Cap
Free Happy Hippo Kratom Sample
Free Rael Miracle Clear Barrier Cream
Free ZEISS Anti-Fog Wipes at Select Stores
4+ Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Sample of Lancome La Vie Est Belle
Free $10 Every Friday with Samuel Adams
Free Azzaro The Most Wanted Fragrance
Free Mixmi Frozen Yogurt
Free MAC Cosmetics Studio Radiance Moisturizing Primer
Free Sample of Astroglide Toy ‘N Joy
Free Mars Chocolate Minis at Sam’s
Free Smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Today
Father’s Day Freebies RoundUp
Free Twix Cookie Dough Bar on June 21st
MySavings is Hiring a Work from Home Deal Expert
Free Subscription to The Red Bulletin Magazine
Free Original Family Meal Pollo Tropical Locations
Free Lane Bryant Gift Card Giveaway
Free Books, Journals, Stickers & More
Free Costa Brazil Face Serum Sample
Free Supraland PC Game
Free Fishing Days 2022
Free Father’s Day e-Card
Watch It Had To Be You for Free
Free PepsiCo Coupons Mailed to You
Free Cirque du Soleil 60 Minute Specials

 

Deals:

Compact Organizers ONLY $10 (Reg $30)
Bella Essentials Griddle ONLY $14.99 (Reg $30)
Linden Street Bath Towel 6-Piece Set ONLY $29.99 (Reg $80)
Morphe 8-Piece Rose Gold Brush Set ONLY $18.40 (Reg $46)
St. Ives Face Scrub ONLY $2.26 Shipped at Amazon (Reg. $5)
Name Brand Makeup Starting at $1.18 on Amazon – Stock Up
Professional Hair Cutting Kit ONLY $8.99 (Reg $23)
Amazon Essentials Men’s Fleece Jacket ONLY $9.32 (Reg $25)
Bella Pro Series Rotating Waffle Maker ONLY $26.99 (Reg $50)
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Kate Spade Kali Small Dome Crossbody ONLY $59 (Reg $239)
Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch 4 LTE ONLY $179.99 (Reg $300)
Funkoverse Marvel 100 4-Pack ONLY $15.74 (Reg $40)
Automatic Pet Feeder & Water Dispenser ONLY $21.99 (Reg $32)
60% Off adidas Toddler to Big Kids + Extra 10% Off at Checkout
75% Off Wildfox Athleisure + Extra 10% Off at Checkout
LOL Surprise OMG Present Doll ONLY $15.98 (Reg. $30)
Philosophy Beauty Sale + Exclusive Extra 10% Off
Medal Sports 7-In-1 Combo Game Table ONLY $50 (Reg. $110)
Shampoo Massager Brush Scalp 2-Pack ONLY $6.97 (Reg. $13)
60% Off Lucky Brand + Exclusive 10% Off at Checkout
Chuckit! Ultra Tug Dog Toy ONLY $5.10 (Reg. $10)
Calvin Klein Pillow Standard/Queen ONLY $7.99 (Reg $34)
Sloosh Pool Volleyball Net & Basketball Hoop ONLY $19 (Reg. $38)
Kids Preferred Disney Princess Ariel Plush Toy ONLY $5 (Reg $19)
VTech Workout Buddies Bag ONLY $13.37 (Reg. $28)
Woods 6-Foot Extension Cord White ONLY $1.99 (Reg $10)
Curiod TV Stand for TVs up to 36-In ONLY $39 (Reg $99)
HART 5-Tool Combo Kit ONLY $79 (Reg $198)
Target Deal Days Sale July 11-13
Save 40% on Select Kitchen Appliances at Target
70% Off Photo Gifts + Free Same Day Pickup = HOT DEALS
Melissa & Doug Bath Book and Tugboat Toys ONLY $6.99 (Reg. $15)
Nike Benassi Slides ONLY $15.96 (Reg $25)
Amazon 50% Off Bed Sheets Coupon – All Sizes
Save 50% on Lady Gaga Makeup on Amazon
Ryan’s World Aquaplay Playset ONLY $19 (Reg. $40)
Macy’s Father’s Day Gifts Coupon + Free Same Day Pickup
Little Tikes Super Slam ‘n Dunk ONLY $99 (Reg. $250)

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: Craft, Create, Illuminate with LetsGlow Dance 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.

Light up your kids’ next party with this Tryazon Featured Party opportunity, from LetsGlow. Craft your LetsGlow look with a crafting kit of retroreflective fashion accessories that kids can wear to light up their photos or videos without an app! LetsGlow Studio™ kit includes a variety of non-toxic sticker sheets, nail stickers, and reusable reflective material to create hours of play! Just attach the LetsGlow LED Clip to any phone or tablet, light up your accessories and make fun, unique videos with friends and family! Perfect for family reunions, sleepovers, and parties!

Tryazon has 100 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack valued at $70+ with a variety of LetsGlow products to share with friends and family! Learn more and apply here.

Tea Collection: Tees, Shorts & Skirts $10 & Up?!?!

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

Tea Collection is making summer wardrobe stock up easy peasy! Tees, shorts, and skirts start at just $10 now through Friday, June 17, 2022.

I love the Tea Collection for kid’s clothes! They are sturdy, well-made, and last through several rounds of hand-me-downs!

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.

6/10/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals!

It’s Friday! The first Friday of Summer Break, and its Bitty Bird’s 7th Birthday! WOO! We are celebrating by hanging out with some friends, and probably some swimming late in the afternoon.

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!

Freebies:

Free Keds Stickers
Free Spotted Lantern Fly Stickers
Free Giant African Snail Temporary Tattoo
Free The Good Crisp Company Potato Crisps
Krispy Kreme -Free Original Glazed Doughnut when Hot Light is On
Free 100GB of Data & Mobile Hotspot for Students & Families
Free Subscription to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
Free Bus Puzzle Craft Kit at Joann
Free Box of Moonshot Snacks Healthy Cracker
Free Jar of Gooey Hazelnut Cocoa Spread (after rebate)
Free Bella Ella Boutique Necklace
Dropps Laundry Detergent $3 Shipped
Free Soap & Glory Simply the Best Body Yogurt
Free Copy of Pride In Your Words
Free Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Temporary Tattoo
Possible Free $150 Vitamins & Supplements Research Study
Free Subscription to Wine Spectator Magazine
Free Mexican Fruit Fly Temporary Tattoo
Free Philosophy Smooth-Glow Multi-Tasking Moisturizer Sample
Free Subscription to Bon Appetit
Free Medium Dunkin’ Refresher
Free Emerald Ash Borer Temporary Tattoo
Free Famous Amos Cookies at Select Stores
Free Sample of States Organic BBQ Sauce
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Xbox One & Xbox 360 Games
Now Hiring Product Testers
Free The Best Dad Ever – My Awesome Farting Father eBook
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free The Cursed Pharaoh VR Game for Oculus Quest

Deals:

299-Piece First Aid Kit ONLY $17.99 (Reg $31)
Artika Sewing Kit ONLY $5.52 (Reg. $19)
Intex 10-Inch Airbed Mattress Queen ONLY $19.97 (Reg $45)
Online Exclusive: Active Powersoft Dresses ONLY $15 (Reg $45)
Freshware Bamboo Cutting Boards 3-Pc ONLY $13.99 (Reg $25)
Foundation Makeup Brush ONLY $6.79 (Reg $16)
Sharpie Limited Edition 60-Count Set ONLY $20 (Reg. $40)
Queen Helene Cocoa Butter 4-Pack ONLY $5.02 (Reg. $12)
Tonka Steel Classics Mighty Dump Truck ONLY $14 (Reg. $30)
50% off Entertainment & Servingware at Target
Radio Flyer DJ Dance Electric Ride On ONLY $34.99 (Reg. $79)
Just Play JoJo Siwa JoJo’s Dream Car ONLY $10.00 (Reg. $44)
MGA’s Dream Ella Majestic Castle Playset $34.30 (Reg. $100)
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Flip Flop Sandals ONLY $34.65 (Reg $55)
Bissell Portable Spot & Stain Cleaner ONLY $79 (Reg $124)
Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundle ONLY $149 (Reg $300)
Folio Men’s Black Bracelet Watch ONLY $22.50 (Reg $40)

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.

Secret Shop and have fun with Amusement Advantage!

Y’all know I love to secret shop!

I learned about Amusement Advantage from Brooke and Christine. They have all sorts of fun shops: movie theatres, amusement parks, museums, and more!

From their website: “We only evaluate attractions, amusement locations, and entertainment facilities.  Our shops give you the opportunity to have fun with friendly and family and include reimbursement for you some of your guests expenses and in most cases a little extra cash profit or extra free tickets for your time and efforts.  Click here to see a list of locations we are currently shopping.  Curious what others shoppers say about our company?  Click here to see reviews from other shoppers just like you!”

If you want to Check out Amusement Advantage and see if there are opportunities near you, click here. If you decide to sign up, use my email akeen02037@gmail.com as a referral. We’ll each get a little something extra.