"Flicka: Country Pride" Starring Clint Black Review and Giveaway

We recently had the pleasure of reviewing the new movie Flicka: Country Pride.

My daughter is currently horse crazy so I knew she would love watching this movie! It was really cute and appropriate for the whole family to sit down and watch.

Here’s some info on the movie itself:

From the pages of Mary O’Hara’s popular novel My Friend Flicka, the year’s most inspiring coming of age story arrives just in time for Mother’s Day when Flicka: Country Pride gallops on to Blu-ray and DVD May 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by Michael Damian (Flicka 2Marley & Me: The Puppy Years), Flicka: Country Pride stars country music superstar Clint Black (Flicka 2), Lisa Hartman Black (“Knots Landing”) and Kacey Rohl (“The Killing”) in a heartwarming adventure for the entire family.
When Toby (Black) takes on a job at a stable with Flicka in tow, the owner’s teenage daughter Kelly (Rohl), quickly bonds with the wild horse. A budding equestrian rider, she hopes to break Flicka for an upcoming competition, despite her mother’s (Hartman Black) disapproval. With the competition approaching, a rival trainer stealing business, and a growing fear they may be forced to sell the stable, Toby steps in to turn things around for Kelly and her mother.
Grammy Award® Winner Clint Black is one of country music’s superstars with over 20 million albums sold worldwide.   Having written over 100+ songs including 23 #1 songs Clint is an active philanthropist overseeing numerous charities.

The Flicka: Country Pride Blu-ray and DVD has two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film and a never-before-seen music video.  Available at 4,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide and in Canada, both the Blu-ray and DVD are now available for pre-order exclusively at Walmart.com.  Prebook is April 4.

Flicka: Country Pride Blu-ray and DVD Special Features

  • The Making of Flicka: Country Pride – The Legend Continues
  • Black is Back – The featurette focuses on the character of Toby, played by Country Music Superstar Clint Black, his return to the Flicka franchise and how Flicka: Country Pride truly became a family affair.
    • Full-Length Music Video

The kids really liked the movie and we did too. I love movies with a really good message and this movie definitely had a great message.

Clint Black is a favorite country artist of mine so seeing him play opposite his real life wife in this movie was pretty neat!

Do you think you’ll purchase Flicka: Country Pride on Blu-Ray or DVD when it comes out? 

It comes out just in time for Mother’s Day! Be sure to check out this cute Like Mother Like Daughter Feature they have released to compliment the film as well!

Two Family Friendly Frugality readers won’t have to!

Two Family Friendly Frugality readers will win a copy of Flicka: Country Pride on Blu-Ray or DVD and entering is super simple!

Giveaway Entry:

Just leave a message below this post answering the following question:

Were you ever horse crazy? Have you ever ridden a horse or actually personally owned a horse? (If so, be sure to tell us about your horse!)

The winner will be chosen on the release date of May 1st. This way if you don’t win, you can head on over to Walmart or Sam’s Club and purchase your copy the day the movie hits store shelves!

**Be sure to check out this Horse Care Checklist that goes along with the film!


Disclaimer: I was provided with a review copy of Flicka: Country Pride at no cost to myself. I have not been compensated to post this review or giveaway and both giveaway copies are being provided by/will be shipped by Fox Home Entertainment.

Enter to Win a FREE iPad – Giveaway

This is awesome! Enter to win a FREE iPad!

All you have to do is sign up for Unsubscribe.

This is so cool. It attaches to your Gmail and all you have to do is move items that you don’t want in your inbox anymore into a special “Unsubscribe” folder and it does the work for you!

My life just got a LOT easier 😉 (and I might win an iPad!)

Click here to enter to win. 

Let me know if you win!

Find more Sweepstakes here. 

Winner: $50 to Spend on ANYTHING at Educational Insights

It’s so fun announcing a winner! I do have to note that it’s very important that when you enter my giveaways, you put my email address in your safe contact list. Katie @ familyfriendlyfrugality.com (without the spaces). When I notify winners, I give them 48 hours to respond. If you aren’t in the habit of checking your junk mail, you might miss out on a big win!

I want to thank everyone who participated!

Without further ado….

#60, Carissa E is the winner!

All winners have been notified via email and were given 48 hours to respond.

Be sure to enter the other giveaways going on on Family Friendly Frugality right now!

5 HOT Giveaways Currently Live on FFF!

There are several giveaways currently going on right now!

Be sure you enter all of them.

  1. Win a sample of Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix! Ends 4/6
  2. Win $50 to spend on anything from Educational Insights! Ends 4/6
  3. Win a $100 CVS Gift Card! Ends 4/7
  4. Win The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game! Ends 4/18
  5. Win a Little Mommy Doll 4/19

Little Mommy Baby So New and So Adorable! -Review & Giveaway

Do you have a little girl who loves to play with dolls?

I do.

My sweet little girl is in love with being a mommy.

I actually like to think that it’s a testament to my mothering when I see how gentle and kind she can be with her baby dolls. 😉

That’s why, when I first heard about the Little Mommy dolls by Fisher Price, I knew it would be the perfect fit for her!

First off, these dolls are just plain cute. 

In a day and age where dolls are often a bit creepy or made to look much older and “mature” than they really are, seeing a baby doll that looks like a baby doll is so refreshing.

Her Little Mommy Baby So New Doll came with a blanket and a bottle.

It actually arrived on the morning of my son’s birthday party. Although we are not typically the type of family that buys presents for the non-birthday kid to ease the pain and suffering of watching their sibling get showered with gifts 😉 , we did think this was pretty good timing.

When we got home from Noah’s party, we presented her with her Little Mommy doll! Right away, SHE was in charge. She grabbed her little (safety) scissors and went to work on freeing her baby from her box.

The moment she had her baby out, she was in Mommy mode! Feeding her baby, taking her baby for walks in the stroller and putting her baby to sleep.

She named her baby Phoebe, after the newborn baby of a dear friend of mine (who apparently made quite the impression on my little girl who usually prefers to name her children simply. Baby is the name of choice for most of her dolls! LOL).

"Let me see if she has a fever"

This baby doll is so sweet and my daughter loves her so much! She is easy to clean and just the right size for my 3 year old (the doll is for children 18 months and up).

A Little Mommy doll would be a precious gift for any child!

Would you like to win a Little Mommy doll? 

Little Mommy has offered to give one child who’s Mommy or Daddy reads Family Friendly Frugality a Little Mommy doll of their own!

Here’s how you can enter to win a Little Mommy doll:

1. “Like” Little Mommy on Facebook (be sure to leave them a comment and say hi! Tell them Family Friendly Frugality sent you! Commenting is not at all required, but they would love it!)

2. “Like” Family Friendly Frugality on Facebook

3. Subscribe to Family Friendly Frugality by email

Fill out the rafflecopter below when you’ve completed the above entries (you must fill out the form to be entered to win).

This giveaway ends on 4/19/12.
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Enter to Win The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game!


Yesterday, I posted an awesome giveaway from Educational Insights (win a $50 gift card to Educational Insights! Giveaway ends 4/6!).

I teased that I had another great giveaway coming up and HERE it is!

Have you ever heard of the popular book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey?

Of course you have.

Who hasn’t? 

Did you know that his son has actually written several books as well?

One of his most popular books is The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. 

It was actually a New York Times Bestseller and Educational Insights has created a fun game to go along with the book!

We received this game to review and even though it’s a bit above the age level of my kids (it’s geared towards kids in first grade and up), we were able to adapt it a bit to their level.

It’s so much fun! I also love how every turn reinforces a good habit.

The 7 habits are even printed right on the inside of the box.

This game is fantastic and I look forward to using it as a teaching tool with my children for many years to come!

Would you like to win this game?

You could win The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game!

Entering is easy:

1. Leave a comment letting me know what habits you are working on with your own children and why you think those habits are important.

2. “Like” Educational Insights on Facebook

3. Not required, but I’d love if you would subscribe to my website by email. Be sure to confirm your subscription. You’ll get 5 bonus points for doing this!

Fill out the rafflecopter below when you’ve completed the above entries (you must fill out the form to be entered to win).
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Win $50 from Educational Insights to Spend on Whatever You Want!

Guess what? Educational Insights wants to give a Family Friendly Frugality reader $50 to spend on anything in their online store!

I love Educational Insights and have done quite a few reviews and giveaways with them in the past.

Their products are incredible, their customer service is top notch and who wouldn’t want to win $50 worth of educational products for their children?

To enter, all you need to do is head on over and “like” their Facebook page

Come back here and comment to let me know you are following them and who you would spend your $50 on and you are entered!

Also, I’d love if you followed Family Friendly Frugality on Facebook. When you “like” the page  (or any page at all! Including Educational Insights!) on Facebook, be sure to go a step farther and ask to either “Show posts in your Newsfeed” or add our page to one of your interest lists so you can keep up with the page how you want to!


Be sure to keep your eyes peeled because we actually have ANOTHER Educational Insights giveaway going up shortly as well! And yes, you can enter AND win both! Let’s see how lucky you really are!

This giveaway is over on April 6th at 12pm CST. Entries after that time will not be counted. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook. It is sponsored by Educational Insights. Your $50 Gift Card will come from Educational Insights. Please leave an accurate email address in the comment form (will not be seen publicly. Will never ever be shared.) so we can contact you if you are the winner. You have 48 hours from the time you are contacted to claim your prize. Otherwise you forfeit your prize. 

Good luck!

Be sure to enter the other current giveaways on Family Friendly Frugality right now!

  1. Win one of 15 Picture Collage Maker Pro! Ends 4/4
  2. Win a sample of Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix! Ends 4/6
  3. Win a $100 CVS Gift Card! Ends 4/7

Disclaimer: I also will be receiving a $50 Educational Insights Gift Card for facilitating this giveaway.

Do Not Be a MoneyTrasher! Win a $100 CVS Gift Card

I’m just going to admit it.

I used to be a MoneyTrasher.

What is a MoneyTrasher? 

A MoneyTrasher is someone who doesn’t take advantage of how easy it is to save money at CVS/pharmacy. In fact, MoneyTrashers have the audacity to THROW OUT their ExtraBucks® Rewards!

I mean, I know how it happened. They didn’t look like real money, so it was easy to convince myself that it was just more paper that I needed to throw away.

But what VALUE I was trashing!

ExtraBucks® Rewards are like “free CVS money” that can be spent on just about anything at CVS.

When you throw out an ExtraBucks® Reward, you are throwing away cash. Now doesn’t that sound ridiculous?

Who throws away CASH?

MoneyTrashers do! 

Are you a MoneyTrasher? Maybe you are and you don’t even know it?

Here’s some information on the ExtraCare Program:

:: Every week, CVS will feature items in their weekly ad (we always give you a sneak peek of the upcoming CVS ad, so be sure to check in every week!) that will earn you ExtraBucks® Rewards. All you have to do is purchase these products and along with your receipt, an ExtraBucks® Reward will print out.

:: You can use your ExtraBucks® Reward on just about anything in the store! You can even use you ExtraBucks® Reward to purchase another product that will result in ANOTHER ExtraBucks® Reward. This is called “rolling”.

:: You can also grab savings and coupons by following CVS’s Social Media profiles, registering your email address and ExtraCare card on their website and by visiting the big red Coupon Center kiosk in most CVS stores.

:: Did you lose your ExtraBucks® Rewards? Well no need to worry. Check out CVS’s new Send to Card option:

ExtraBucks Send to Card option

Send to Card, the new digital savings option for ExtraBucks® Rewards, gives shoppers the choice to send their rewards and even online coupons digitally to their ExtraCare card for automatic redemption during their next shopping trip. For shoppers that prefer to print their ExtraBucks Rewards at home or in-store, that option remains available. For the average shopper that is looking to save money this could be a HUGE relief of not needing to clip coupons or keep track of ExtraBucks® Rewards – it’s now all on their card! Here is link for more info.

It’s so easy to be a MoneySaver at CVS, so don’t be a MoneyTrasher!

Did you know it’s quarterly bonus time at CVS right now? Be sure to head up to CVS to redeem your quarterly rewards!

Members earn back 2% of all dollars spent on  purchases,* and $1 ExtraBucks® rewards for every two  purchased.** These earnings are automatic, just for scanning your ExtraCare card during each shopping trip.

While you are up there redeeming your quarterly bonus, wouldn’t it be nice to have some money to spend?

How about a $100 CVS gift card!?

CVS has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway of a $100 CVS Gift Card for Family Friendly Frugality readers!

First you can (it is not required), sign up here to send your quarterly bonus to your CVS ExtraCare Card using Send to Card!

Next, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment below this post answering the following:

  • How did you/will you redeem your quarterly ExtraBucks® Rewards?
  • Did you send your bonus to your card or did you print them at home to use on your next shopping trip? Or did you pick them up at the Coupon Center?
  • Did you buy/Do you plan to buy something fun for yourself, a friend or did you/do you plan to strategically shop to lower your overall grocery bill? What did you buy/do you plan to buy?

Leave just one comment answering the above questions. 

This giveaway ends on 4/7/12 at midnight (CST). Comments left after that time will not be eligible to win.  Be sure to put a working email address in the comment form so we can contact you if you win! You’ll have 48 hours from the time you are contacted to redeem your prize.

Disclaimer: CVS/pharmacy provided the gift card for this giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.

Picture Collage Maker Pro Review and Giveaway from PearlMountain Technology!

Picture Collage Maker Pro Review and Giveaway

Remember the PearlMountain Photo Watermark Program we gave away several weeks ago? Well, PearlMountain Technology has offered to us and our readers the opportunity to review and giveaway 15 Picture Collage Maker Pro Easter Edition programs!

I know many of you mentioned in the comments on the last giveaway that you would LOVE to try the Collage program and now is your chance!

Here’s a little about the Picture Collage Maker Pro:

Picture Collage Maker Pro is a powerful and easy-to-use program for creating photo collages and digital scrapbooks from your digital photos to share with friends and family. This Easter Edition contains 16 brand new stunning Easter templates. It allows people to make delightful Easter cards that they can freely share with families and friends. Some of the highlighted features include:

1. With 100+ various templates provided to make digital photo collages, scrapbook, greeting cards, posters, calendar, photo album for any occasion, like Birthday, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Wedding, etc.
2.  Support drag and drop photos onto collage. It comes with a large collection of beautiful picture frames and masks that you can add to any of your photos.
3.  Personalize your creation by adding clip-art, text, background. It allows you to resize, rotate and position all the elements to make collage crafting intuitive and fun.
4. Save collage as an image file, set as desktop wallpaper, share through Email, or print it out instantly to share with friends and family.

I downloaded my copy of the Picture Collage Maker Pro and got right to work creating a cute Easter card from one of the easy to create Easter templates. It was SO easy to add my pictures, arrange them how I liked, and add my text! I did change a few of the clip art designs to my taste. It was all really easy once I learned how the tools worked.

Like the PearlMountain Photo Watermark Program, it is a simple program that can be used to create a variety of items!

I created this card as a 4×6 and had it printed at a local store,  just like I’d print any photos. It worked out great! I look forward to creating many more collages!

It did take me a bit to figure out how the tools work, but there is a “help” section located on the menu bar in the program (thank goodness!).

PearlMountain Technology is offering a BIG giveaway especially for our Family Friendly Frugality readers! You can win one of 15 license codes to download your own Picture Collage Maker Pro!

Here’s how you can enter:

  1. Comment on this post telling us your favorite feature of Family Friendly Frugality….the deals, freebies, sewing tutorials, recipes, etc.
  2. Subscribe to Family Friendly Frugality’s FREE Daily Newsletter and confirm your subscription.
  3. “Like” Family Friendly Frugality on Facebook
  4. Follow us on Pinterest

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