Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This Halloween

We've got a cat and a dog:

A Nerdy Dad,

Two Clowns (Literally)

A Beautiful Sparkling Twinkle Witch,

And The Youngest Football Player to Ever Go Pro.
(No picture available. Low battery and Mom forgot to pack new!)

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Case for Yoga

I'm a bonafide tomgirl. Exercise is running, working up a sweat, kickboxing, things like that.
Not yoga.

However, my runs lately have been plagued by sore Achille's afterwards and I knew something had to give. My neighbor who teaches yoga has encouraged me to come out and try her class. And everyone else in my neighborhood who takes her class encouraged me.

After about a year, I finally did.

No surprise to me that I can't touch my toes. (And am convinced I never will). But I will never underestimate the power of a workout that my own body can give me. I don't need weights to feel like I'm going to die. My bodyweight gives me a great workout. I've never felt so much pain in my entire life that was self afflicted. And I don't think I've EVER shot my instructor dirtier looks than during yoga. (I've had to stop though because I think she sees the dirty looks I shoot her as motivation to make the workout even harder).

However after a couple of months I noticed something. My achilles didn't hurt as much anymore when I ran. And for that, I'll continue. And yes, if you attend you'll hear an occasional laugh or swear word out of me when they do some crazy "therapeutic" breathing exercise that sounds like a herd of elephants who just finished running a marathon landed in our class.

But it's a great way to get to know your neighbors. I highly encourage attending a class with fellow neighbors. You really get to know them a lot better. It's entertaining to hear them make sarcastic comments about certain exercises and talk about what is going on in their lives'. And hopefully they don't hear how much swearing I do under my breath during the course of a yoga workout.

The case for yoga is settled in my tomgirl 'sports only' world. Yes, it is a workout, but not a sweaty kick your butt workout. A couple times a week is enough for me. I can't handle the pain!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PowerBar Sample

Grab a free PowerBar Gel Burst Sample here:

I'm Blogging in the Diabetic Community Today!

Yesterday was quite the challenge. (And frankly I'm glad it's over). Turning a - into a + .... somehow.

Head on over to where I'm blogging today!

I'll post deals as they come along today!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

25% off The Healthy Pantry STOCK UP NOW!

When The Healthy Pantry has a sale, it's time for me to stock up! Check out these incredibly easy meals that store up to one year! (Perfect for food storage). The Healthy Pantry offers over 30 complete meal kits (with many dishes including a side as well for the price) that are ready in 10 minutes or less! Try the whole grain apple cinnamon pancakes and the chicken tenders. They're great!

From now until Thursday, October 29th, you can save 25% off your order! Use the code 102092 to start ordering! They're even giving you FREE shipping on orders over $75. (Shipping costs are LOW if you order under $75).

Click here to start ordering!

FREE Healthy Sampling Party w/ Goodies + Coupons!

Hey SuperFit Kid Parents!

The SuperFit Kid Team at Ian's Natural Foods would like to invite you to a fun afternoon of Ian's food sampling! If you are near Lawrence, MA, please join us at our corporate headquarters to taste different Ian's products and provide feedback to our curious team members.

This event will take place on November 3rd. It will be held during after school hours, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Each child who participates will receive an Ian's Goodie Bag filled with great prizes, yummy product samples, and coupons for Mom! Additionally, each SuperFit Kid Member will receive 10 bonus points for participating in the sampling!

Eligible kid tasters for this event must:

· Be between the ages of 7 and 13

· Be able to effectively articulate and respond to prompted questions


Space is limited, so please RSVP if you'd like to participate in this fun afternoon of food sampling. You can respond to this e-mail at, or call our office at (978)989-0601. Please RSVP by October 30th!

This is a fun opportunity to try new products and share your thoughts, so that we can create meals and snacks that you and your families love!

--The I'm a SuperFit Kid Team  

Monday, October 26, 2009

Healthy Savings Week

Huge Holiday Giveaway is Starting!

Each category from the holiday gift guide featured in the November/December issue of Vegetarian Times (Goods, p. 24) is up for grabs in this super giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a prize package full of vegetarian, eco-friendly and natural products from one of these seven categories: Fab for Foodies; Pet Pleasers; Green Gifts; For the Stylephile; DIY Delights; Kid Stuff; and Stocking Stuffers

FREE Snuggie Blanket

Here is a deal on a free Snuggie blanket. No shipping or handling required, no credit card required. Get a free blanket, write a short review, and stay warm this winter!

FREE 7 Day Membership to Bally's

Look good, feel good with this fabulous

freebie! Experience the joy of fitness

with fun & exciting programs that are

just perfect for teens!

(From TeenFreeway)

Adults: Monthly plans starting at $24.99 a month with no long term contract required.

Print your adult 7 day pass HERE

Have You Heard of Read This!

The insiders-club allows you to claim up to $500 a year in free shipping. All you have to do is print an order confirmation from whatever you ordered online, and fill out their short form, mail it in, and they send you a rebate for the shipping cost. I think it;s up to $10 per transaction. Theres other 'deals' they have too. Discounted movie tickets, double manufacturers warrantys, free return shipping, etc. I have a month trial, then it's only $6.95 a month. But if you shop online it's definately worth it. Their web address is Let me know if this works for anyone. I love it so far!

--Reader Submitted

Mambo Sprouts --Printable eCoupons!

In addition to their coupon books, Mambo Sprouts has printable eCoupons on their site. Get printing! They've got coupons for gluten free products, milk, Annie Chuns, Florida Crystals, Simply Organic and more!

Have a Great Week!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Healthy Gift Ideas!

Just found out yesterday that I'll be appearing on Good Things Utah! (Channel 4) on Wednesday, December 9th. I would love and appreciate all of your support there. If you live in the area and want to attend the taping, you can request tickets by going here.

We're talking fun, healthy holiday gifts. If you know me, I've got a vegetarian Mom and a vegan Dad. Trying to shop for them can be quite the fun experience. Last year I opted for some kits from The Healthy Pantry. If you've got any ideas that you would like me to consider drop me a line. I've got some ideas, but could use a few more reasonably priced ones. And all of you have fantastic ideas! 

Thanks again for all of your support. I'll keep more healthy deals coming!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Muir Glen Tomatoes for FREE!

This super awesome coupon is back. Go HERE to print a $1/1 coupon for any Muir Glen Organic product (click on the link on the left side of their Facebook page). This coupon makes the small cans of tomato paste and sauce FREE or really cheap at most stores. The bigger cans of diced tomatoes are usually priced around $1.20, so super cheap after the coupon.
You can also print a $1/2 coupon HERE.

Be sure to hit the back button so that you can print it a second time!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Healthy Savings Week of October 18th

Ecobunga Weekly Savings Newsletter--Great Giveaways!

**If you would like a copy of this Ecobunga newsletter w/the direct links, please send an email request to**

Dear Shoppers -

Scroll down to catch all the latest green giveaways and deals posted on Ecobunga! Here are some highlights:

Win Green: Vegetarian Times is giving away a $250 Whole Foods Gift Card -- we know first-hand how popular those are! Green home owners take note -- On the House is hosting an Energy Efficiency Upgrade Sweepstakes.

Save Green: Eco-Mamas & Papas -- Earth's Best Baby Food and Horizon Dairy have updated their coupon offerings. And just in time for colder temperatures, there's a hefty discount and free shipping from Amazon on an energy-saving programmable thermostat for electric space heaters.

Finally, scroll all the way down to catch the "Ending Soon" section for last-chance ways to win and save.

Results: Cupcake Car Poll

Our survey from last week proves it -- this list is chock-full of chocoholics!

78% of you who answered our poll said you most certainly would drive a SmartCar painted like a chocolate cupcake. 22% of you wouldn't bite. So cupcakes, if you haven't already, enter the Little Debbie SmartCar giveaway for your chance to win.

Happy savings,

Your friends at Ecobunga!



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Win a $250 Whole Foods Gift Card

Company: Vegetarian Times

EatingWell Holiday Cookie Voting Sweepstakes


Natural Home Fresh Finds Giveaway

Company: Natural Home Magazine

Climate Action Giveaway

Company: I'm Organic

Fair Trade Month Cooking Challenge

Company: Alter Eco

Energy Efficiency Upgrade Sweepstakes

Company: On the House


Discount & Free Shipping on Programmable Outlet Thermostat

Company: Amazon

$5 Off Eco-Friendly Feminine Protection -- Orders over $35

Company: Lunapads

Free Gifts with Kids Art Supply Purchase

Company: Stubby Pencil Studio

Green Home Rebate Finder

Company: Green Made Simple

Sale on Organic Grape Resveratrol Products

Company: ReserveAge Organics

40% Off Clothing, Body & Home Products

Company: Green Stuff Connection

Organic, Fair Trade Dark Chocolate on Sale

Company: Equal Exchange

Coupons for Organic Baby Food

Company: Earth's Best Baby Food

Horizon Dairy Coupons

Company: Horizon Dairy

20% Off Non-Toxic Nail Polish, Remover & More

Company: Priti Nails


 Company: Every Day with Rachel Ray

End: 10/19/09

Ecorations Fabric Gift Bags Giveaway

Company: Ecorations

End: 10/19/09

Early Gift Event - Eco-Friendly Decor & Women's Clothing

Company: VivaTerra

End: 10/19/09

15% Off Storewide on Eco-Friendly Gifts

Company: Natural Luxe

End: 10/20/09

Free Natural Soap for a Friend or for You


End: 10/21/09

Win Green Goodies for Home and Baby

Company: Mommy Goes Green

End: 10/21/09

Do-Gooder Awards Contest

Company: Purina

End: 10/23/09

Win a Pair of Feelgoodz Flip Flops

Company: Green Talk LLC

End: 10/23/09

DisneyNature Earth DVD Giveaway

Company: Rachael Ray Show

End: 10/23/09
New Website Launch

Healthy Deals n' Steals has launched and has some great tips, advice, and ways for finding deals at your local health and natural food stores. Check it out at

Coupon for High Fiber Progresso Soup

$1/1 can High Fiber Progresso soup. You could get a can of soup for FREE at some stores! Click here.

Wendy's Frosty Coupon Books

One reader said she gives these out every Halloween because it keeps her house candy free. Here's how to get your book.

Primary Aim sells Halloween Treat Books each year as part of a fund raiser for The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Easter Seals. The book cost $1.00 and consists of 10 Junior Frosty coupons. A GREAT DEAL, and a wonderful, safe treat for the kids! Stop in and purchase your Halloween Treat Books at any Primary Aim Wendy's during the month of October! Not only will you be giving the best treat to the kids, but you will be helping the cause of adoption.

FREE Dog Sleeping Bag

(For Small Dogs Only)

He’s your best friend for crying out loud! And you make him (or her) sleep on an old rug in the corner? Come on, pony up and get your loyal pal a nice cozy sleeping bag. It’s fuzzy and soft inside, water resistant on the bottom and downright stylish on top. Your best buddy will really know he’s appreciated when you warm him up with one of these. For smaller dogs like dachshunds or small terriers.
Exterior: 24″L x 20″W x 6″H
Interior: 21″L x 17″W x 5″

FREE Reusable Shopping Bag (Select States Only)

This offer is only available to residents in IL, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, OK and WI with a valid shipping address. Sign up and get a free reusable tote bag. This versitle tote bag measures 13"W x 15" H x 6"D, allowing plenty of room for groceries. Following the "green" trend, it is durable enough to be used on numerous shopping trips. The reinforced straps allow for packing your bag with a variety of items. OFFER EXPIRES November 6, 2009 or while supplies last.

Click HERE to get your free bag!

Free Rayovac Batteries

This Sunday’s 10/18 SmartSource insert, has a $1/1 Rayovac coupon good on any size package. Target sells the 4-pack Rayovac batteries for $1 each in the dollar spot. Walmart had the Rayovacs priced at just $.93 a few months ago. That’s FREE batteries! You might want to snag a handful of these from your favorite coupon source if you are in need of batteries! Double check the inserts to make sure you get the coupon though, before you stock up on the paper. We often do not get these coupons in Reno or Northern Nevada.

Hey SuperFit Trick-or-Treaters!

Ian's has a great way to help make Halloween and every day happier, healthier, and more delicious . . . new FruitaBits! Our new nut free snack, Ian's FruitaBits are crispy rice pieces covered in real fruit puree. You've never had anything like it! We have two rockin' flavors: Sour Apple and Cherry and Berry Cherry.

Help us introduce everybody to this fantastic snack with a spooky Halloween deal!

Order a case of FruitaBits and you'll get 72 individual pouches for just $22.00. Having a healthy and tasty Halloween has never been so easy.

Click HERE or visit  and click the "Shop Ian's" link to buy today. Offer good through 10/22/09.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Healthy Savings and MORE This Week!

Here are some great savings this week! With the new month comes new great savings!

The monthly coupons have been updated at There are some great healthy savings ones for you! Save $1 on Barbara's All Natural Cereal + a coupon for .75 cents off any brand of yogurt, $1 off any two Ronzoni whole wheat pasta, $1 off Gold n' Plump all natural chicken breasts, $1 off any 2 lbs of cheese (any brand) and more! There are 100's of namebrand coupons for medications, toys, cosmetics, foods and more!

A new month brings a new chance to win one of's great gift baskets! You can enter to win here at  Also look for a great article on offering kids a better, sweeter alternative at Halloween time.

SDG&E Free Energy Saving Kit

Save energy, save money and help the environment with a free Home Energy-Saving Kit.

The kit includes three faucet aerators and a low-flow showerhead to help you save energy and water. These devices allow air to enter into the water stream, maintaining a high-pressure flow while reducing water usage.

To request your kit, complete and submit this form. Please allow from 6 to 8 weeks to receive your kit.

Must be an SDG&E utility member.

Aveeno Hair Care Nourish Samples

The best way to see how the AVEENO® NOURISH+ Hair Care Collection can recharge your hair with healthy, new life is to give it a try! Choose from the NOURISH+ VOLUMIZE, NOURISH+ REVITALIZE, NOURISH+ MOISTURIZE, or NOURISH+ SOOTHE products and get a free shampoo and conditioner sample and coupon sent straight to your door.

Mom's Best Bets blog is giving away $25 in free all nautral and organic Sprout baby food. You can get all the details and information by going here:

Here's a new blog I fell across that has plenty of fun giveaways--almost daily! This website also offers great deals and discounts on foods. Check it out at

3 FREE Diabetic Cookbooks and More!

FREE Set of Diabetic cookbooks – featuring almost 200 full-color pages of mouth-watering snacks, meals and desserts including cheesy potato skins, oven-fried chicken and lemon meringue pie

FREE poster-sized Meal Planning Guide – with a serving size guide, a sample meal plan, and helpful nutrition advice to simplify your food choices for planning delicious, healthy meals

FREE copy of the Better Care Directions magazine –with 5 food secrets that help you enjoy healthier, more delicious meals; plus even more delicious diabetic recipes

Subaru Makes Detergent? Get Your's Free

The recession is making everyone take a different path I guess. Find a dealership near you, then head into grab your own full sized bottle of Outback detergent. While supplies last. (You may want to call your local dealership to see what the requirements are. They're very sketchy on the website).

Free YoCrunch Yogurt

Send in any candy wrapper to YoCrunch and you will receive a coupon good for any YoCrunch yogurt. Click on Halloween coupon promotion for more details. Ckick on the link below for all the details.

Free Groceries for a Year? Sign up Here!

It Pays to Eat Pasta is giving away free groceries for a year. You could be one of eight people to win free groceries for a year (a $5,200 value) or one of 42 people to win a mini grocery shopping spree (a $200 value) just by entering.

Have you checked on Ecobunga's website lately? They are giving away a messenger bag, organic juice, and a vegan cookbook. Plus you can save 25% on Halloween costumes! + the website has information on printable coupons for Organic Prairie organic meat products.

Toys For $10 List is Out!

A great way to start shopping for Christmas. Walmart recently put out it's list of toys available for $10!
Following are a few examples of the breadth of toys in Walmart’s $10 assortment, some of which are being newly introduced at $10 and others reduced 20-50% off Walmart’s every day low price:

New Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Action Figures

Barbie Cut and Style Rapunzel doll

Games such as Connect 4, Battleship, Monopoly, Trouble and Jenga

Vtech Explore and Learn Helicopter

Tonka Light and Sound vehicle assortment (firetruck, dumptruck, etc.)

New Littlest Pet Shop Online Animals (virtual pet) or Littlest Pet Shop Playpack sets

Clean-Up Pup Barbie Play Set and Mermaid Splash & Style Barbie

New Play-Doh Burger Builder Set

New Garanimals line Bath Boat (with squirter) and ABC 50 wood blocks kit

Hot Wheels Trick Track

LEGO Bionicle Legends set

New Nerf-N-Force Sword

My Little Pony So Soft Newborn

Little Dreams Interactive Baby Doll

Sacred Heart Mission is Giving Away 10 Pregnancy and Ovulations Tests to Each Person--FREE!

1. Select any combination of FREE OPKs and pregnancy tests.

2. Tell us where you would like us to send  your 10 FREE OPKs and pregnancy tests.


Q. Is this really free?

A. Yes, 100% free. We only ask that you limit 10 per household as supplies are limited.

Q. Can I select 8 OPKs and 2 pregnancy tests?

A. Absolutely. Any combination that adds up to 10.

Q. Is there a cost for shipping?

A. We pay for shipping, so there is no cost to you.

Q. Can I receive more than 10?

A. We ask that you please limit 10 per household as supplies are limited.

Q. Do I need a credit card?

A. No. There is no cost whatsoever.

Q. Why are you giving away 10 free OPKs and pregnancy tests?

A. Sacred Heart Mission is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health

of pregnant mothers and their babies through charitable giving.

GREAT Halloween Gift to Give Out Instead of Candy!

Free Bowling coupons for you to print out and give out for Halloween in place of treats. Gives trick or treaters a free game of bowling.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Healthy Home Party Kit!

Would you like to find out how to protect your children from harmful environmental exposures and also share this with your family, friends and community? Then host your own Healthy Home Party with the help of our Party Kit. No previous experience/knowledge necessary…just the desire to inspire change. Make a difference - we've got the tools to help you!

The Healthy Home Party Kit includes:

‘Creating Healthy Environments for Children’ DVD

5 Easy Steps guide

One set of pocket guides

Healthy Child brochure

5 Easy Steps flyer

‘Creating Healthy Environments for Children’ fact sheet

5 Easy Steps on ‘How to Host a Healthy Home Party’

Product samples and collateral from our sponsors (Born Free, Naturepedic, Mothering Magazine, Seventh Generation, Yes to Carrots, Baby Soy, Activeion, Clean Well, Dapple, Earthbound Farm, gDiapers and Plum Organics)
Our Healthy Home Party Kit is available to you for a minimum tax deductible donation of ONLY $20, thanks to our great sponsors!
Get your kit here:

Monterrey Bay Aquarium Sushi Kit

Get your free sushi kit from Monterrey Bay Aquarium! Includes seafood information pack and reusable chopsticks.

Free Sample of Pure and Clear Natural Acne Remedy
Pure and Clear only uses the best natural ingredients to help fight acne. Use this form to get your own sample of their daily facial acne wash.

Sephora Organic Beauty Sample

Visit your local Sephora beauty counter to receive a FREE deluxe Juicy Beauty Green Apple Peel sample. Green Apple Peel is a highly effective, high-mineral, gentle AHA enzyme peel delivers a spa quality treatment at home, thanks to the infusion of certified organic fruit juices and raw cane sugar. Blended with 12 percent "real fruit" alpha hydroxy acids and enriched with the antioxidant benefits of vitamins A, C, and E, this gentle treatment dramatically improves skin tone, texture, and color, as it smoothes fine lines and boosts healthy cell turnover.

REMEDYLife Magazine + Bonuses!

REMEDYLife is your online source for information on healthy living. As a member, you'll receive valuable offers, free samples, and the opportunity to participate in health surveys and polls.
Additionally, you will receive a three year subscription to REMEDY, an award-winning quarterly health magazine. As a member, you will also receive important email health alerts to keep you up to date on the latest news that affects your health and the health of your family.

This all comes at no cost to you! Enjoy your FREE subscription to REMEDY magazine and the money saving offers you get with membership!


Samples, that is! Choose from Tropical Fruit or Banana Nut samples. Hurry, they are running out fast!

School Safe SoyButter Sample

Have a child with a peanut allergy? Try school safe soybutter! The company claims it tastes exactly like peanut butter, but they're letting you try it yourself to find out. Just scroll down and become a fan on their facebook site. Links to getting your free sample will appear shortly.