Monday, June 25, 2012

Re-Use Plastic Bottles ~ A Nifty Kitchen Trick


I just started doing this in our kitchen, and it makes the fact that my boys drink so much soda bearable! Now I can re-use the bottles for any bags I have open (not so great for chip bags but that's OK, got another trick for that below!) like chocolate chips (from Dad's Muffin-cakes) or brown sugar, chopped nuts, whatever you have open in your kitchen! The easy open tops make pouring a breeze! 

check out this great tips from YumSugar, on using plastic clip hangers from the store as chip bag clips! Genius!

I started doing this a few days ago and not only have I whittled down the odd basket of plastic hangers in my closet (husband is so happy!) my chips are nice and fresh, every time! (That makes everyone happy!)

Back To School Freebies

School Mate is allowing educators to claim a free Planner & Folder sample when they register here.

Office Max is offering a bunch of free after MaxPerks Rewards deals online only! Here’s what you can get:
Sharpie Retractable Highlighters 8 pk $11.29 (Limit 2)
Earn $11.29 in MaxPerks Rewards
Final Price: Free!
Sharpie Retractable Markers 3 pk $5.99 (Limit 2)
Earn $5.99 in MaxPerks Rewards
Final Price: Free!
Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler $13.99 (Limit 2)
Earn $13.99 in MaxPerks Rewards
Final Price: Free!
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers 12 pk $8.29 (Limit 2)
Earn $8.29 in MaxPerks Rewards
Final Price: Free!
PaperMate InkJoy Blue Stick Pens 12 pk $5.99 (Limit 2)
Earn $5.99 in MaxPerks Rewards
Final Price: Free!
You can get free shipping on your order over $20, so since there’s a limit of two on each of these, you should have no trouble getting free shipping as well. Featured items include fashion binders and notebook, plus all Crayola art supplies. The store is also hosting "tax-free school shopping" days in some states on specific dates in August, so check the OfficeMax website for details on how to take advantage of that back-to-school tax holiday.

Toys R Us is running a deal where you get a free lunch kit of your choice with a value of up to $9.99 when you buy a backpack priced at $12.99 or higher. No specific expiration date is listed, so act quickly. 

Rite-Aid is running a bunch of buy-one, get-one free deals on back-to-school supplies such as Elmer's Glue, Royal posterboard and Crayola craft supplies. The Rite-Aid(RAD_) sale runs through Saturday only, and specific sale items may vary by region.
Walgreens: Buy-one, get-one-free backpacks 
Walgreens has a deal going on where you buy one High Trails or Anchorage backpack or book tote for $9.99 and get another one free. The promotion runs through Saturday.

Kmart: Free lunch kit 
Buy any backpack at Kmart between now and Saturday and you'll get a free lunch kit worth $5.99. The deal is also available in stores in the back-to-school area. (Click on the weekly circular link on the Kmart site for details.)

Courtesy of Discount Office Items, a discount office supplies playground.
"Teachers, receive a free Crayola sample pack! Crayola and are working together to offer educators the opportunity to not only see, but use the latest products from Crayola for free. This is an exclusive no-obligation offer. Simply sign up below for the free gift! Once we receive your information, we'll send you the latest sample pack for you to use. After you have signed up, be sure to share this exclusive offer with your friends. Hurry, there are limited quantities available!
*Products pictured above represent items that may be included as part of each sample pack."

Louisiana Design & Printing is giving users a chance to try one of their Adhesive Notepads for FREE. Complete the form & submit to request yours.
If you’re not a “Post-It Perks Member”, you can sign up for free here and they’ll send you samples and coupons of their newest products:

PLUS get a $10 rebate on $20 worth of Post-It labels!

FREE Coleman Spotlight Key Chain!

Order your free Coleman KeyChain Spotlight!

Click HERE to go to the form.