Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Favorite Online Discount and Deals Sites

I love to save money!  I am also a huge online deal seeker and do a lot of research on where to find something for the best price.  I love the fact that I can almost always find a promo code, coupon or discount on almost everything I need and don't have to pay full price for much!  I thought I would share some of my favorite sites - many have bonuses if you sign up with my referral.  Check them out:

Groupon - the original daily deal site is the source of thousands of copy-cat sites, leading the trend of online daily deal sites. Launched in November 2008, Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 markets and 44 countries.  It's a simple process - you sign up, you get an email each day with a local deal saving you 40-80% off the normal price, you can buy it then you receive an email with the gift certificate. 
When you get friends to sign up you get $10 too! 
Check it out: http://www.groupon.com/r/uu5415789

Totsy is another one of my favorites, offering moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales, up to 70% off retail, just for them and the kids, ages 0-7.  Each sale lasts only 48 to 72 hours - longer than the daily deal - and offers many deals each day. Totsy is the first company in private sales to take on sustainable and socially responsible initiatives in all areas of business. With every purchase you make through Totsy, they will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation.  Again, referrals give you bonuses - $15 for each referral! Check it out and sign up now: http://www.totsy.com/join/jcarmich5

Zulily  is fabulous! It's a new online store offering daily sales events on top-quality apparel, gear and other goodies for moms, babies and kids. They carry the best brands at the lowest prices. Members enjoy savings of up to 90% off retail prices.  They have several deals every day and each deal lasts 72 hours.  The savings potential is huge so check them out now:  http://www.zulily.com/invite/jnitzky353
So if you love saving money and shopping online, check these sites out and stay tuned for part 2 of this blog post!  Oh - and pass it on!  I'm sure your friends will love saving money too!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Springtime deal on Kickboard USA Scooters!

It's Spring!  Time to head outdoors with the kids...and a great way for the kids to get around these days is a scooter!  Scooters and Mini-scooters are not only fun but super popular with the 3-10 crowd!

Take advantage of this promo offer from Kickboard USA. It runs tomorrow, the 21st, through the following Monday, the 28th.

You can purchase any scooter with this code. Please forward to anyone who might be interested in buying a scooter!

Promo code: westsidepreschool

Promo details: $10 off purchase of mini and $10 donation to school for every scooter purchased (w/ code)

Effective: March 21, 2011 - March 28, 2011

Go to their website and check them out: www.Kickboardusa.com

Happy Spring!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

West Side Preschool Fundraising Auction

The West Side Preschool Online Auction is Now Open!

The online portion of West Side Preschool's 2011 Auction is now open, and will run from March 6, 2011 to March 20, 2011, with the live event taking place on April 2, 2011. We will be auctioning off over 150 fabulous and unique items that YOU can bid on to raise money for our great school.

West Side Preschool offers a program of the highest educational quality at an affordable tuition. Founded in 1989 by a group of dedicated teachers and parents who believed in affordable, quality education for three- and four-year-olds, WSP offers a loving and accepting environment dedicated to the social and emotional growth of its children.  My son is in his second year here and absolutely loves his school, teachers and classmates!

The 2011 Spring Auction will help support many activities that improve the life of the children at our school. It will provide much needed funds for books, paper, blocks, paints, and educational materials.  For more info on West Side Preschool, go to their website: http://www.westsidepreschoolny.org/

Go to the auction website and check out all the AWESOME items up for bid - many great things can be snagged below retail price!!  Many items are for kids classes, restaurants, tickets and services in the NYC area, but so many other things like toys, jewelry, clothes and even vacation packages can be shipped or emailed to you no matter where you live!  Click on the banner above or click here: West Side Preschool Auction on Bidding for Good

Thanks and Happy Bidding!!

Psst.... some of the fantastic items include: Yankees Tickets, Opera Tickets, Autographed Superbowl XXI MVP Phil Simms Football... and even a few package deals from My First Art Gallery!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Introducing... My First Art Gallery!

If you are a parent with young kids (or even not-so-young kids) who create lots of art in their classes, preschool or elementary school then you are probably faced with the age old decision of what to keep and how to store the mountains of paper creations.  If you are sentimental like me, then you want to save every drawing, every scribble, every collage of random objects... but where do you draw the line when these creations take over your closets and attics?  How long do you save it?  How can you show it off?

My First Art Gallery  provides a solution!  I developed this website to offer an online place to showcase your child's artwork and provide a digital archive to treasure these mementos with several options. I had been scanning and photographing my son's art since he started pre-preschool classes and sharing with family online and after speaking with a few other parents, I decided that this was something I could do for others as well. 

My First Art Gallery is also a one-stop-shop for products, materials and inspiration to help your kid's be more creative! We have links for websites where you can download free printable coloring pages or get ideas for great art projects you can do with your kids. Need art supplies? We have those too - all products listed on this site are purchased through Amazon.com so you know you will receive quick shipping, great prices and secure shopping.

I hope that you will check out www.myfirstartgallery.com  - let me know what you think (especially since this is a totally new start-up!) and let your friends know too. 

Start a gallery for your kids today and if you follow my blog, get 10% off your first order!  Use promo code SPROUT10 on your order form.  Offer good through March 30, 2011. (You must follow my blog through Google Friend Connect, Facebook or Networked Blogs) See website for products and contact info.

Please leave comments / thoughts on My First Art Gallery here and please spread the word!

Thank you much - I'm very excited about this new website!
~ Sprout