Saturday, December 25, 2010

Franchi$it Board Game Review & Giveaway

We love playing board games, so we were excited to review Franchi$it, the game of franchising fortune that lets you tap your “Inner Entrepreneur"!   The game is like a modern "Monopoly" and features 12 real life franchises - 7-Eleven, BrightStar, Coffee Beanery, Foot Solutions, Great Clips, i9 Sports, Mr Transmission, Oxi Fresh, PostNet, Sterling Optical, Subway, and TSS Photography - in a thrilling race to defeat your opponents and become the most powerful franchise tycoon! Franchi$it is an exciting and thrilling new family board game with the opportunity to learn about real life business models.  Plus there are over $400 worth of money-saving coupons included with the game!

The rules of Franchi$it are easy to understand although it is still a game that provides a good challenge.  The game also includes a very nice storage tray with compartments to keep all the game elements neatly organized. I think this would make a great group game, although we just did a two-player game and really enjoyed it.  This is definitely a game that we will play again and will probably have to invite some friends over so that we'll have an excuse to play it!  


One My Evansville Mommy reader will win a Franchi$it game!  This giveaway will end on January 2 at 11:59 PM Central time. To enter this giveaway, fill out the ENTRY FORM. You can also receive additional entries for the following (you will check these off on the entry form - please do not leave comments relating to these):

* "Like" Franchi$it on Facebook
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* Subscribe to My Evansville Mommy's feed or email subscription
* Publicly follow My Evansville Mommy with Google Friend Connect
* "Like" My Evansville Mommy on Facebook
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* Suggest My Evansville Mommy to your Facebook friends - please use the link provided (1 extra entry per every 10 friends invited!) 

Don't forget that you need to click here to fill out the entry form.

Thanks to BrandCentric Games for providing the giveaway prize and for providing me with the game to review! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own own. 

© 2010 My Evansville Mommy.  The content of this review may not by copied without written permission. We reserve the right to delete comments that do not comply with the giveaway entry process as explained above.  

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from!

As we stop to take time today to remember the birth of Jesus, I will be taking a break from posting so that I can spend time with family.  I will probably only be posting a little bit on the 26th and 27th but should return to normal posting on Tuesday.  

I hope you enjoy a safe and joyful holiday!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Office Max: Earn $10 MaxPerks Rewards for Every $50 Gift Card

Still need a few gift cards?  Office Max is offering $10 back in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards for every $50 Office Max gift card purchased (limit 3)!

See more Gift Card Deals here!

Thanks, My Music City Mommy!

New York & Company Up to 70% Off

Well, if you still have gifts to get, or need a special outfit for tonight or tomorrow - New York & Company has after Christmas Prices today! All of their Fall & Winter Line is on sale up to 70% off online and in-stores!

Thanks, My CNY Mommy!

FREE Sample of Zapzyt Acne Treatment Gel

"Like" Zapzyt on Facebook and then request a FREE sample of Zapzyt Acne Treatment Gel!  But hurry - this sample is limited to the first 20,000 requests!

While you're on Facebook, don't forget to "like" My Evansville Mommy too!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Old Navy 30% Off One Item Coupon

Still have some shopping to do? Use this printable Old Navy coupon to take 30% off any single item (excluding techno hoodies)! Coupon is valid through 12/24.  Check store hours since most stores close early on Christmas Eve.

FREE Amazon MP3 Credits + Christmas Albums Under $2 After Credit is offering a FREE $2 MP3 credit with coupon code GIVEMP3S!  Click the "Enter Your Code" button to apply this credit to your account.  The $2 credit must be used by December 26 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. 

Plus Bing is also offering a $1.29 Amazon MP3 credit if you give them your email address!  You will receive a promo code by email which can be redeemed on (even though the email will direct you to redeem the code through Bing's site, you may want to redeem it on the Amazon site so that you combine your $2 credit with the $1.29 credit).

Once you have added both credits to your Amazon MP3 account, you will have $3.29 to apply toward any MP3 purchase.  Amazon has 100 complete Christmas album downloads priced at just $5, making them only $1.71 after credits!  Album titles include Josh Groban Noel, Kristen Chenoweth A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas, Celtic Woman A Christmas Celebration, Disney's Family Christmas Collection, and many more!

Expired: Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Movie Tickets Thru 12/26


Update: Unfortunately, Fandango has chosen to end this offer early, despite the fact that they advertised it through the 26th.  :(

Here's a hot movie ticket deal! Now thru December 26th, buy one movie ticket, get one FREE on Fandango!  (There are participating theaters in the Evansville area.) Here's how:

1. Click here to go to the Fandango site
2. Enter your zip code
3. Select "Browse Moves" from the top and select your movie
4. Click on "Get Tickets" for your movie
5. Select "View All Theaters" above your zip code
6. Select your Movie Time
7. Add 2 tickets to cart
8. Enter code SAMSUNGTAB in promo code box

Thanks, Slick Deals!

Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Review & Giveaway

Just in time for the busy holiday season, Jimmy Dean has launched Hearty Sausage Crumbles, which  are fully cooked and ready in minutes (just heat and eat!). Now it’s quicker and easier to add hearty and flavorful sausage to appetizers, entrées or your favorite breakfast dish.  Plus the crumbles come in a reseasable pouch for handy storage in case you don't use the entire package. 

The crumbles are available in Original, Hot, and Turkey. I love that they're available in Turkey because we always try to cook with turkey sausage if possible as I feel it's a lot healthier! I tested the sausage using a recipe from the Jimmy Dean site - Sausage Breakfast Bake - with a few modifications (see my version below). It turned out very yummy and my little piglets (aka Peter and Liberty) both demanded seconds! What a time saver to just open the pouch and have the sausage ready to go! No need to brown in a pan, drain the grease, wash the greasy pan!

I am also really interested in trying this Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms recipe from the Jimmy Dean site... I love portobello!  Plus they have many other tempting recipes to choose from which you can view on the Jimmy Dean Recipe Page.

Sausage Breakfast Bake

* 8 cups French or Italian bread cubes (3/4-inch pieces)
* 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Original Hearty Pork Sausage Crumbles
* ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
* ½ cup chopped onion
* 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
* 6 eggs
* 2 cups milk
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 325°F. Unroll and spread the crescent roll dough over the bottom of a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish.   Gently stir the sausage, peppers, onions, and cheese together and then evenly distribute over the crescent roll dough in the dish.

Beat eggs, milk, salt and black pepper in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Pour over ingredients in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2-cup of cheese.  Bake 40 - 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Cook’s Tips: Note: If casserole browns too quickly, cover with foil for the last 15 minutes of the baking time.

"Like" Jimmy Dean on Facebook and you can print a coupon for $1 off any product!


And now you have a chance to try the new Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles!  One My Evansville Mommy reader will win THREE free product coupons good for any Jimmy Dean Sausage product, up to a $6.99 value each!  This giveaway will end on December 30 at 11:59 PM Central time. To enter this giveaway, comment here to tell us what is your favorite way to cook with sausage (this is mandatory to enter!).  Then fill out the ENTRY FORM. You can also receive additional entries for the following (you will check these off on the entry form - please do not leave extra comments relating to these):

* "Like" Jimmy Dean on Facebook
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* Suggest My Evansville Mommy to your Facebook friends - please use the link provided (1 extra entry per every 10 friends invited!) 

After leaving a comment here, click here to fill out the entry form.

Thanks to Jimmy Dean for providing the free product coupons and for providing me with the free product coupons to review the sausage! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own own. 

© 2010 My Evansville Mommy.  The content of this review may not by copied without written permission. We reserve the right to delete comments that do not comply with the giveaway entry process as explained above.  

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gerber SmartNourish Purees Review

Even though Liberty is nearly a year-and-a-half old, she still loves eating baby food.  It's like giving her applesauce but available in more variety.  And of course, when Peter sees her eating it, he wants to have some too.  So they were both more than happy to help me review the Gerber Organic SmartNourish 2nd Foods Purees, the new version of Gerber's DHA purees.  Judging by how quickly it was devoured, the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal was their favorite.  And I've got to admit that I snuck a little taste too and it was really quite good! 

Gerber Organic SmartNourish 2nd Foods Purees are also available in Farmer's Market Vegetable Blend with Mixed Grains, Apples & Summer Peaches, Banana Raspberry Oatmeal, Butternut Squash & Harvest Apple with Mixed Grains, and Pear Raspberry.  I like that these flavors are all USDA organic, plus they:
  • contain DHA & Choline to help support brain & eye development
  • are an excellent source of Vitamins C & E
  • contain no added sugar
  • contain no added salt, starch, artificial flavors or colors
The purees are also available in a variety of other non-organic flavors too!

Don't forget to "like" Gerber on Facebook by 1/15/11 and they will donate $1 to Rachael Ray's Yum-o non-profit organization!

Gerber provided me with some complimentary purees to review.  No other compensation was received and all views expressed are my honest opinions.

Veggie Tales DVD & Wish-bone Dressing Giveaway Winners

Here are the last two winners from the "12 Days of Christmas" Giveaways!
Congratulations to:

Heather F., the winner of the Veggie Tales It's a Meaningful Life DVD Giveaway!
April P., the winner of the Wish-bone Ranch Dressing & Salad Container Giveaway!

Want a chance to win? Look for a new giveaway later tonight and more giveaways later this week!

Groupon Evansville and National Deals: Auto Service, Coffee, Beauty Products, and More!


Today's Groupon deal for Evansville is a automotive service package from Audubon Chrysler Center (in Henderson) valued at $89 for just $30! For more details, visit Groupon and select Evansville from the cities list!  This deal will be available through tomorrow.

And here are some Nationwide Deals that are being featured in other cities (you can purchase these from any location and they are good to use no matter where you live!). To view any deals that interest you, change the city under the "Visit More Cities" tab and select the city the deal is in.

- Montgomery, AL (check on sidebar): $12 for $25 Worth of Custom Nutrition Bars, Shakes, Trail Mix, and More from You Bar

- Los Angeles, CA (check on sidebar): $69 for a Personalized Canvas Photo Art Print from

- (Check on sidebars) San Diego, CA, Denver, CO, Kansas City, MO, Portland, OR, Nashville, TN, Houston, TX, Washington, DC, Washington, DC: $13 for a One-Year Subscription to "ESPN The Magazine," ESPN Insider, iPad App, and Hat ($39.95 Value)

- San Francisco, CA (check on sidebar): $19 for $50 Gift Card to BookPig, an Online Children's Book-Rental Service

- (Check on sidebars) Fort Lauderdale, FL, Palm Beach, FL: $17 for the Book “Wines of Passion: The Best of South America” by Frank Reider ($34.99 Total Value)

- Fort Myers/Cape Coral, FL: Select Jewelry and a Pearl Bracelet from Choose Between Two Options

- Gainesville, FL: $30 for Three Fashion Accessories from Send the Trend

- Miami, FL (check on sidebar): $62 for Fresh-Frozen Mail-Order Gourmet Beef Package from Florida Fresh Beef Company ($125 Value)

- (Check on sidebars) Naples, FL, Toledo, OH: $15 for $35 Worth of Wise Desserts at Fancy Fortune Cookies

- Atlanta, GA: $10 for $25 Worth of Flexflop Foldable Sandals

- (Check on sidebars) Kansas City, MO, Buffalo, NY: $25 for $50 Worth of Merchandise from Marbles: The Brain Store 

- St. Louis, MO (check on sidebar): $5 for One Year of Unlimited Personal-Training Workout Videos from ($9.95 Value)

- Lincoln, NE: $12 for $25 Worth of Fresh Baked Cookies, Brownies, Tarts, and More from David's Cookies 

- Reno, NV (check on sidebar): $85 for $155 Worth of Custom-Fit Jeans at Indi

- (Check on sidebars) Albuquerque, NM, Rio Grande Valley, TX: $15 for $30 Worth of Candles and Gifts at The Candleberry Company 

- Albuquerque, NM (check on sidebar): $10 for $25 Worth of Nuts, Dried Fruit, and More from Nutty Guys

- Buffalo, NY (check on sidebar): $15 for One Piece of Jewelry, Plus a One-Month Subscription, from JewelMint ($30 Value)   

- New York City, NY (check on sidebar): $85 for a Full-Year Membership to the Indie Film of the Month Club at Film Movement ($192 Value)   

- Rochester, NY (check on sidebar): $10 for $20 Worth of Online Beauty Products from Marie Deneen Beauty

- (Check on sidebars) Tulsa, OK, Greenville, SC: $13 for $26 Worth of Coffee from The Bean Coffee Co.

- Knoxville, TN: $50 for $150 Worth of Men's Custom Apparel at Indochino Online

- (Check on sidebars) Austin, TX, Dallas, TX: $20 for Holiday Crate and $30 in Gift Cards from Nutty Guys ($66 Value)    

- Hampton Roads, VA (check on sidebar): $12 for a One-Year Membership to Angie's List ($39 Value)    

- Seattle, WA (check on sidebar): $15 for Word Frenzy Card Game Deluxe Set ($30 Value)  

- Seattle, WA (check on sidebar): $6 for One-Year Subscription to "Washington Magazine" ($12 Value)

* PAY IT FORWARD * - Boost Your Charitable Donation to by 60%, Starting at $10 for $25 Worth of Aid for Public School Projects

* PAY IT FORWARD * - This was featured as one of Oprah's Favorite Things this year - Save $10 on a $25 Microloan Gift or Credit to Help Global Entrepreneurs through - help alleviate poverty by lending to low-income entrepreneur

Groupon has added a guarantee on any purchase you make through them: "Nothing is more important to us than treating our customers well. If you ever feel like Groupon let you down, give us a call and we'll return your purchase – simple as that."

So, remember that when you are thinking of purchasing a Groupon. You are able to contact them if you are not happy with your purchase!

Remember, most of these deals are only valid today, so act fast if you like them!

Thanks My Chicago Mommy!

Sears: $10 off $20 Coupon Today Only

Visit Sears TODAY and use this coupon in-store to save $10 off your purchase of $20 or more on apparel, intimates, accessories, fragrances & cosmetics!  This coupon is valid on regular, sale, and clearance merchandise (see coupon for any restrictions).

Here are some of the great deals they have going on that you can use your coupon on:
- Kids’ coats - on sale for $12-$48
- Kids' cold weather accessories - on sale for $2.80-$12
- Sets for infants, toddlers and girls’ 4-6x - on sale for $10.80-$18.89
- dresses for infants, toddlers, and girls’ 4-16 - on sale for $8-$21.60
- All plush robes for misses and women - on sale for $20-$25
- Covington® fleece PJs for misses - on sale for $15
- Joe Boxer® flannel PJs - on sale for $9.50
- Bras & Panties - on sale for buy one, get one 50% off
- Laura Scott fleece snap jacket for misses and petites - on sale for $11.99
- apostrophe® or Canyon River Blues® jeans for misses and petites - on sale for $19.99
- party dresses for juniors - on sale for $14.99-$52.49
- Arrow® Jaspe polos for men - on sale for $17.99
- Haggar® microfiber shirts for men - on sale for $14.99
- NordicTrack™ jog set for men - on sale for $19.99
- Sweaters for men - on sale for $19.99
- Fownes® leather gloves - on sale for $12-$16

View the current sale ads for even more deals:
- December 19th through December 24th
- December 22nd through December 24th

Don't forget to sign up for Sears' FREE Shop Your Way Rewards program so you can earn points from your purchases and use the rewards credit you earn to pay for future purchases!

Thanks My Chicago Mommy!

FREE One-Day Shipping From Amazon on Hundreds of Items


Hurry over to because today they are offering FREE One-Day Shipping on HUNDREDS of items!

-Go Here for Jewelry
-Go HERE for Camera & Photo
-Video Games
-Computers & Accessories
-GPS & Navigation
-Movies & TV
-Personal Care

+ MORE!!

Go here to find all of the deals!

Thanks, STL Mommy!

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