Neutrogena: Join the Fight Against Skin Cancer (Video)


Sometimes I can be a brat about paying for certain things.


It’s expensive y’all!

I’m always struck by the price of it. I mean, you can easily get a tube for under $10…but on a family of 4 it doesn’t go that far.

Regardless, it’s necessary. 3 out of 4 of us burn very easily. My son and I freckle and turn into lobsters (thankfully, he’s never gotten more than a few splotchy red spots since we always coat him up really well with sunscreen). My husband can get pretty red as well.

My daughter on the other hand just gets dark. Then darker. Then darker.

I find myself wondering if she needs sunscreen sometimes.

Then I hit myself in the head because OF COURSE SHE DOES. We all do.

That’s why when I think about how annoyed I get at having to pay for sunscreen, I also have to think about the people that aren’t just annoyed…the people that simply can’t afford it at all.

I’m sure you’ve heard that one bad sunburn can double a child’s odds of developing skin cancer later in life.

How awful to put that burden on a child because you can’t afford sunscreen for them now 🙁

Neutrogena is doing something about it this summer.

Watch this video to learn more (come to the blog to see it if you are reading this in a reader.):

Here’s the information: 

Help NEUTROGENA® donate SPF products to families in need. One bad sunburn can double a child’s odds of developing skin cancer later in life. Daily sun protection helps prevent skin cancer, but sunscreen isn’t within every mother’s reach. Find out how you can help NEUTROGENA® donate SPF products to families in need around the country this summer from May-July, and please pass this along to spread the word. This video features children in the NEUTROGENA® family and was made possible by our very own employees who are committed to helping fight this preventable disease. Join us in the fight against skin cancer. For more visit


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Subway Kids Meals Are A Great Healthy Meal! Win a $40 Subway Gift Card #EatFresh #KidsMeals

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Did you know that out of all the chain restaurants evaluated by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) there is only ONE restaurant and menu that fulfilled the criteria for nutritious kids’ meals?

The FRESH FITTM for KIDS menu from Subway!

This was an investigation into the top 50 restaurants and Subway came out on top!

Here is some more information gleaned from the study:

  • CSPI found that fried chicken fingers, burgers and French fries continue to dominate the kids’ meals landscape, with 97 percent of the nearly 3,500 meal possibilities not meeting CSPI’s nutrition criteria.
  • All of SUBWAY® restaurant’s eight children’s meals, which include a 4” sub, apple slices and low-fat milk or bottled water, amount to less than 430 calories, less than 35% fat, 0 % trans fat, 35% added sugars and 770 mg of sodium, and meet both the expert and industry nutrition standards (CSPI’s and the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Nutrition Standards).
  • SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS™ meals have been approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with whomSUBWAY® restaurants has partnered to help fight childhood obesity.

Recently we headed over to Subway to have a great family meal. Both of our children ordered a SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDSTM meal and they loved it! 

It’s a great place for a quick family dinner.

Do you want to win a gift certificate to Subway?

Subway has offered to  send a $40 SUBWAY card to one Family Friendly Frugality reader! Use it to enjoy a FRESH FITTM meal of your choice at a local SUBWAY restaurant with your family.

To enter, comment on this post and let me know what your favorite sandwich is to purchase at Subway. If you order for your kids at Subway as well, tell me their favorites too!

You can also earn an extra entry (make another comment) by subscribing to the FFF email (make sure you confirm your subscription!).

This giveaway will end on 5/1/13 at 11:59 PM CST.

Disclaimer: I was sent a Subway gift card to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. The gift card will be provided by the sponsor of this giveaway to the winner.

Aveeno for Men: Soothing Oat Formula + Cute Commercial!

This commercial is just precious! Reminds me of my husband and our little boy.

Aveeno now makes a men’s skin care line!

Advanced ACTIVE NATURALS® soothing oat formula locks in moisture to protect skin against irritation and damage.

Watch the video below. It’s super sweet!

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Energizer Rechargeable Batteries Help Save Money & Save the Environment!

Have you ever used Rechargeable batteries?

Honestly I haven’t. Until recently!

Did you know Energizer now makes Rechargeable batteries? They have an ENERGY STAR certified charger and their batteries can be charged anywhere from 1000-1500 times! That’s crazy!

Here’s some info:

  • Energizer Recharge Universal  AA & AAA batteries (MSRP: $9.99/4-pack) are ideal for devices that require frequent charging, such as toys and remote controls. These batteries hold their charge for up to a year, adding assurance that consumers will have power when needed. The AAs can be charged up to 1,500 times and AAAs can be charged up to 1,000 times. So now, instead of just one rechargeable battery line, the company offers options that can be recharged to a heart’s content and batteries that feature more power per charge.
  •  The Energizer Recharge Value Charger (MSRP: $14.99) is ENERGY STAR-certified and charges two or four AA or AAA NiMHrechargeable batteries, making it convenient to once again power-up your favorite devices. This model eliminates consumer confusion over the charge level of batteries with a smart new design featuring  a color-coded indicator to more clearly communicate the charging status of the batteries.

We’ve been using the AA’s and AAA’s for about a week now and obviously we haven’t had to recharge them just yet. I love that that’s what we’ll be doing though! No more running to the store for batteries. We’ll just recharge and go!

You can find Energizer Rechargeable batteries and chargers anywhere Energizer Batteries are sold.

Click here for more details!

Disclaimer: I was sent a charger and some batteries to review. All opinions are my own.

A Personal Makeup Consulation at Walmart & Date Night! #BeautyScoop

Do you remember who taught you how to do your makeup?

I do.


True story.

No one every sat me down and showed me how to do my makeup. For the most part, I’ve been able to figure it all out on my own. However, I still guess an awful lot!

Thanks to YouTube and the wonderful ladies who share their tips and advice through video tutorials, I’ve learned a bit more lately, but it’s still not “personal”, you know?

They don’t have my skin type. They don’t have my (Casper the Friendly Ghost) coloring. They typically have flawless skin….(um, I’m 30 and I’m approaching the wrinkle stage and I STILL have acne!).

So when I ran into a Beauty Consultant at a local Walmart recently, I was SO excited! A one on one beauty consultation right there in the middle of the makeup aisle of Walmart!

I’m not getting any younger (30!) so first we talked about the wide variety of Olay products specifically targeted towards anti aging. I was surprised at the wide selection and the great prices!

My consultant had some great tips for me. I complained that my mascara tends to clump and flake and she pointed me in the direction of a Clump Free Cover Girl mascara.

She also explained the difference between CC and BB cream (CC is a color correcting cream and BB is more of a beauty balm) and why I might want one over the other.


I have brown eyes and I LOVE eye shadow, so we chatted a bit about how to bring out my brown eyes via eye shadow. She directed me to a Cover Girl palette made SPECIFICALLY for brightening up brown eyes! It even came with a blending  brush…very cool!



My Beauty Consultant (her name was Karen!) also helped me find a very light cover up for my under eye area. I recently watched a video (on YouTube of course, LOL) where the girl was putting on a “flawless” face of mascara. One thing she noted was that you shouldn’t use thick cover up in your delicate under eye area.

Um…I was using a VERY thick under eye concealer! Karen helped me find a very light and very complimentary under eye concealer made by Cover Girl.

After I said goodbye to Karen, me and the fam headed home and later that evening…with a fresh face of my new makeup…my husband and I had a fun date. He complimented me on my new make up and was very impressed!


Thanks Karen for making my date night super special and helping me find new and fun ways to wear makeup!

Find more pictures from my shopping trip on Google +!

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®, CoverGirl and Olay. #BeautyScoop #cbias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own. 


Taco Ranch Dip and Tyson Chicken Fries: It’s #ChickenFryTime

I love chicken. If it’s breaded…I love it even more!

I did something monumental today. I went to Sam’s…BY MYSELF!

You see, I’ve never had my own Sam’s Club membership! I’ve always just had to drag my husband (who has a membership) with me anytime I’ve needed to go.

Recently though, I was given a Sam’s Club membership by my mother in law and today I went to get my permanent card.

We go to Sam’s fairly often. At least a few times a month.

However, because my husband has to be there, I never get to browse. We usually have both kids and a time limit on how quickly we need to get in and get out.

Today I was excited because it was JUST me and I got to browse to my heart’s content!

While I was there, I noticed they had several product demonstrations going on. One that caught my eye was for Tyson Chicken Fries!

Like I said…chicken + breading = YUM for me!

These were so tasty that I grabbed a bag to bring home.

I ate them plain when I tested them at Sam’s, but I decided to make some of my taco ranch dip to dip them in at home.

I had to pick up some Greek yogurt, taco seasoning and some light ranch (we also needed some milk. We always seem to need milk!) as well. I love the prices at Sam’s.

When I got home with my Tyson Chicken Fries, I decided to whip up my Taco Ranch dressing so it could set in the fridge while the Tyson Chicken Fries baked (about 12-15 minutes).

Finally, when they were done I called everyone to the table to dig in! They were a big hit.

I had the whole meal on the table in less than 20 minutes! Now that’s a simple and fun meal!

Here is my Taco Ranch Dip recipe!

Taco Ranch Dip


  • 1/2 cup of ranch dressing (use light if you want to lighten it up!)
  • 2 tablespoons non fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • About 5-8 drops of Franks Red Hot Sauce (more if you like things spicy)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


Mix all the ingredients in a container and chill. Play around with the ratios until you get the taste you desire!

Want to learn more about Tyson Chicken Fries?

You can see more pictures from my shopping trip today on Google +!

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® . and TYSN008 #cbias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own. 

Breakfast After Dark with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

Do you enjoy Breakfast after dark?

We love breakfast for dinner around here!

Check out these commercials for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter featuring Lisa Vanderpump.

Comment below and tell me what you like to use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better on when you make Breakfast After Dark!

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Kellogg’s Crave Chocovores Are At It Again!

The Chocovores from Kellogg’s Crave cereal are at it again!

Your chocolate is not safe as long as they are running amuck 😉

We have a pretty hefty stash of Easter chocolate right now, so I bet the Chocovores would LOVE to come to my house right now.

Have you tried Kellogg’s Crave yet? Check out their Facebook page!

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Grab Justin Timberlake’s New Album for Just $7 at Walmart! #JT2020 (Limited Time ONLY)

It’s Tearing Up my heart when I’m with you…

Oh, that song brings back high school!

NSYNC. Those were the days!

I have to say though, Justin Timberlake as a single artist has knocked my socks off a million times over.

I’ll admit. I’m a bit of a fangirl when it comes to this cutie pie!

I have purchased all of his albums so far and I knew I was going to purchase his brand new album “Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience”.

However, being the frugalista that I am…I had to find the best price!

First though, I hope you got a chance to watch The History of Rap 4 that JT and Jimmy Kimmel performed the week before JT’s album came out. Look it up! Hilarious!

A quick check of Walmart’s website showed that they agree…JT’s new album is a big deal!

Whoa, just $7? This is crazy!

Yes, and Walmart stores currently have Justin Timberlake’s new CD available for just $7! This awesome deal is available only from March 19-March 24, 2013.

I couldn’t wait for MY #JT2020 experience though, so I grabbed my shopping buddy and off we went to Walmart. (You can grab yours online here if you wish)

Shopping Buddy 😉

The signage for the new album is front and center in the New Releases of Walmart’s Entertainment section.

Sure enough, just $7!

I grabbed a CD and a few other things and we were headed out the door (oh…and I PAID of course. You kind of have to do that.).

I tore into the CD as soon as we were in the car.

I expected it to sound good (and oh yes…it DOES! Mirrors, Suit and Tie and Tunnel Vision are my favorites!), but I was suprised by how visually appealing the packaging was. Right down to the CD itself!

Check it out:

Go ahead and grab your copy of Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience today at Walmart for just $7! You only have until 3/24!

Check out my Google + album to see more of my shopping trip!

Also, be sure to follow Justin Timberlake on Facebook and Twitter. Walmart is on Facebook and Twitter as well so catch up with them too!

Disclaimer:  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and #JT2020  #cbias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own.

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