Easter has snuck up on me this year. With big family events and several press trips this Spring, I’ll be the first one to admit that I am just now getting out the Easter baskets. Am I the only one?

Yankee Candle has been looking forward to Easter for a while now. In fact, they have introduced a brand new 2014 fragrance, one that I know you can readily identify with Easter, the PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks!

Yankee Candle Easter Fragrances

The exclusively-licensed PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks collector’s edition candle is bound to get many excited this year. After all, who doesn’t identify PEEPS® with Easter?

“PEEPS® is continuously looking for ways to extend our iconic brand to enable our fans to enjoy our beloved marshmallow treats and express their PEEPSONALITY®,” said Mark Hoffman, Senior Brand Manager for PEEPS® & Seasonal Products at Just Born. “By partnering with Yankee Candle this Easter, we are able to bring consumers a product that fuses two American favorites into one unique, sweet-smelling product.”

The new fragrance joins their top-selling Bunny Cake®, a sweet treat of sugary coconut, creamy vanilla, and bright citrus.

Yankee Candle Peeps Marshmallow Chicks

PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks – The fluffy, sweet marshmallow scent of these classic treats welcomes spring with colorful fun.

It smells delightful……….and oh, so fun! I just needed one of these instead of a basket full of candy. :-)

But here is the deal……..it has been so popular, it is SOLD OUT online for the season. So check the more than 500 Yankee Candle retail stores and select specialty retailers and gift shops quick! (Bunny Cake is still available right now if you hurry)!

Now some extra fun for you:


One (1) lucky winner will win a Large Jar of the Yankee Candle PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks

For your main entry, Leave a comment and tell me what you look forward to at Easter the most. That’s it.


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Giveaway ends at Midnight (central time) on Easter,  Sunday, April 20th, 2014! Valid for US residents and addresses only. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be randomly selected. Void where prohibited. I’ll announce (and contact by email) the winner on this post and the winner will have 2 days to get back to me for delivery details. Limit one set of entries per household.


Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa Sponsored Post

I’m excited to announce that Westgate Events is sending me on a press trip this coming week to the Smoky Mountains!

I’ve actually never been to Tennessee. From what I have seen so far, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be spending the weekend with fabulous bloggers enjoying the accomodations (and weather) at the Westgate Resort in Gatlinburg, TN - the Westgate Smoky Mountain

I’ve even heard that we will be enjoying a very special Westgate Event. One that is SOLD OUT. One that features an icon in country music. You probably already guessed it from the title of this post – Loretta Lynn!

Follow along with me from Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27th as I’ll be tweeting, instagramming from Tennessee…..and I’m betting I get some gorgeous photographs.

The event hashtags will be #WGLorettaLynn #WGEvents on both Twitter and Instagram! Make sure you are following me A Frugal Friend on Twitter and A Frugal Friend on Instagram!

I’ll be tweeting from Tennessee! :-)


The Crazy 8 Big 88 Cent Sale

by A Frugal Friend on April 17, 2014

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Hello Crazy 8 – 88 Cent Sale!

Time to stock up on warm weather essentials!

Buy One Get One for $0.88 at Crazy 8!

Happy Shopping!


Gymboree – Free Shipping Today Only!

by A Frugal Friend on April 16, 2014

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Sale prices galore at Gymboree right now but best of all there is Free Shipping for today only!

Offer: Gymboree 30% off entire purchase + free shipping, today only!
Valid: 4/16, one day only
Text Link: Gymboree 30% off entire purchase + free shipping, today only!

Happy Shopping!



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Easter is coming soon, and many of us are looking forward to a big holiday dinner full of family favorites. Whether you’ll be serving a traditional or non-traditional meal with veggies and potatoes, wouldn’t it be nice to add some pizzazz to your dishes this year? By using one of the many delicious flavors of Kraft #FreshTake, you can take your recipes from satisfying to sensational! It’s an Easter meal solution that’s bound to become a new tradition!

We are so excited to share Easter with part of my husband’s family this year. It’s our first time spending Easter together as they recently moved to Texas. I’m not sure what foods they usually prepare, but it will be fun discovering what each family (and all the cousins) loves to eat at the holiday table. Mmm…..my mouth is watering just thinking of it.

Want to learn more about how to use Kraft Fresh Take to perk up your potatoes and liven up your sides? Join us at the #FreshTake Twitter Party, where we’ll be chatting and sharing ideas on how to use Kraft Fresh Take meal kits to help you create extraordinary memories out of everyday meals.

Join me at the #FreshTake Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Thursday, April 17, 2014

TIME: 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time

PRIZES: 5 – $100 Walmart Gift Cards

EARLY BIRD: 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card

RSVP: #FreshTake Party Page

LOCATION: SoFabChats Tweet Grid

HOST: @blueviolet

CO HOST: @MsMissy62, @LaughWithUsBlog, @AFrugalFriend


PARTY RULES: #FreshTake Party Rules



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HP Show and Tech Sponsored Post

Have you heard of the HP Show and Tech Event? This is a 2 day broadcast happening March 26 & 27 – yes, it starts tonight!

I’m in the process of getting my home office back and I couldn’t be more excited. You see, my “study” was turned into the baby’s room years ago. Now, almost 7 years later, I get an office again. :-) Much better for this blogging mama…..and one who often has her child on the computer with her. So I am completely interested in this live interactive from HP.

They’ll be featuring live demonstrations of amazing new HP products that I just might need in my office, like the TouchSmart Sleekbook. Love it! Plus the price is just right – special Walmart exclusive price of $328!

I also love this HP Deskjet Printer, which comes at the special price of $48.00 + bonus accessory!

HP’s spring Show & Tech is going on LIVE tonight (Wed. March 26th) at 6pm, 8pm, 10pm ET. You’ll want to join in the conversation! If you have kids. If you are looking to upgrade. If you want to see the latest products. There is something for everyone!

Head over to walmart.com/showandtech now to watch the demos and submit your own questions for tonight’s event!

Don’t forget to Tune in tomorrow March 27th also at 6pm, 8pm, 10pm Eastern!

Retweet To Win Giveaway: $50 Walmart Gift Card

I’m giving away a $50 Walmart Gift Card to one lucky Tweeter!

There is 1 Entry Per Person Per Day (March 26th and/or March 27th)! Follow @AFrugalFriend on Twitter and Retweet My Tweet:

NOTE: Ends Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at Midnight CST. Winner will be notified through a tweet and Direct Message (when available) they have won. Open to US residents only. Must be 18+ years old to enter. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or their prize will be forfeited.




There’s always time for games in my home and I’ve learned that is also true at school for my first grader. She’s been having Classic Scrabble word game fun at home AND in the classroom.

It makes sense, right? Hasbro Scrabble is a great learning tool for elementary students. Not only are you challenging kids (and let’s be honest, adults too) to create words with tiles they have, but they have to place them strategically on the board.

It turns out that this classic game that I always play with my Grandma is ideal for home and school! Fun while learning!

  • Gameboard comes with 100 letter tiles, 12 Power Tiles, tile pouch and rules
  • Play Scrabble the usual way or take on new challenges
  • Use Power Tiles to save squares so you can play on them later
  • Or use Power Tiles to reload and play
  • Team up with another player and trade tiles

While it says ages 8 and up, my 6 year old is quite the player!

If your kids or grandkids haven’t played at home, maybe  they have played at school. Many teachers use SCRABBLE in the classroom to provide a fun and engaging way to help kids develop spelling, vocabulary, math and social skills.Because of the educational benefits of using SCRABBLE in the classroom, Hasbro has teamed up with teachers and community leaders to create School SCRABBLE Clubs.

Designed for kids in 4th through 8th grades, School SCRABBLE Clubs can be established in the classroom, as an after-school club or through other community organizations, such as a library.

As a way to bring all School SCRABBLE Clubs together, players from across the U.S. are invited to compete for the title of National School SCRABBLE champions. The 2014 National School SCRABBLE Tournament will take place at Hasbro’s new facilities in Providence, Rhode Island on April 25-27.

Find out more about School SCRABBLE Clubs!

SHOP: Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game with Power Tiles


One winner will win the game Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game with Power Tiles


For your main entry…….leave a comment and tell me why you’d love to win, if you have one!


You can earn one extra entry for each of the following:

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Giveaway ends at Midnight (central time) on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014! Valid for US residents and addresses only. Must be 18 years of age or older. I’ll announce (and contact by email) the winner on this post and the winner will have 2 days to get back to me for delivery details. Limit one set of entries per household please.