Pay it Forward Twitter Party #PayitFwdDay Sponsored Post

I’m excited to share that I’ll be co-hosting the #PayitFwdDay Twitter party this week!

Quick Details:

  • Tuesday, April 22
  • 1:00pm ET/12 Noon CT/10:00am PT 
  • Prizes ($50 VISA gift cards, and the Pay it Forward bracelet! )
  • Hashtag: #PayitFwdDay

We’ve all heard the phrase “Pay it Forward” before. But what does it really mean and do we incorporate it into our lives (and teach our children)?

To Pay it Forward means to perform any act of kindness without asking for or expecting anything in return, only that the person do something nice for someone else. It’s a simple, yet powerful concept that can change the lives of those around us, make us healthier and happier, and even make the world a better place for future generations.

We will be talking all about the power of Paying it Forward during the Twitter party to celebrate International Pay it Forward Day coming up on April 24, 2014. Don’t want to wait? Check out the Pay it Forward Foundation for great information!

IMPORTANT: The Twitter Party is on the 22nd (Tues) – 2 full days before the official Pay it Forward Day.

Along with Charley Johnson, President of the Pay it Forward Foundation, we will be sharing powerful Pay it Forward stories, ways that you and your family can Pay it Forward, and how to teach our children the importance of spreading kindness.

So join me this week on Twitter and follow the #PayitFwdDay hashtag to track and join in the conversation.

RSVP via Twtvite

Follow your Hosts: @SavingsBankLife and @charleypif along with me, @AFrugalFriend

Hope to see you there!


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…… 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.


You can earn one extra entry for each of the following (leave separate comments for each):

2. Follow A Frugal Friend on Google +
3. Follow A Frugal Friend on Pinterest
4. Follow Yankee Candle on Pinterest
5. Subscribe to A Frugal Friend via email or in a reader
6. Follow A Frugal Friend on Instagram
7. Follow A Frugal Friend on Twitter
8. Follow Yankee Candle on Twitter
9. Tweet the following as is: Yankee Candle Exclusive PEEPS Easter Candle Giveaway from @AFrugalFriend

Be sure to Like A Frugal Friend on Facebook to hear the latest giveaways and deals!

(leave as separate comments please for each entry)
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

Affiliate Link in Post

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

Affiliate Link in Post

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… 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



Love Twitter Parties? New to Twitter Parties and want to learn more!

Stay in the loop with the SoFabChats Twitter Party Schedule, RSVP for individual Twitter parties, find SoFabChats Twitter Party Tips and sign up for SoFabChats Twitter Party email alerts!

RSVP today and learn how you can enter to win our special Early Bird gift card prize!



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 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.