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  • Savings.com: $1000 Verizon Wireless gift card giveaway + Get $50 off select Smartphones and Bonus 24GB Every Year for Life #WinVZW

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    #WinVZW Verizon Wireless Giveaway

    Through Friday, March 11, you can enter for a chance to win one of TEN $100 Verizon Wireless gift cards from Savings.com. The official rules are here. Good luck!

    $50 off Select Smartphones at VZW

    You can also get a hot deal on a new Verizon Wireless phone + plan with promo code VZWDEAL:
    –> Get $50 off Select Smartphones + Bonus 24GB Every Year for Life!
    –> Must activate a phone on XL or larger size plan
    –> Includes Free Shipping
    –> New device payment activation required. Other restrictions may apply.
    –> Offer expires 3/31/16

    I was just talking with a friend whose husband recently started working for a different phone company, so their whole family switched away from Verizon . . . and she’s sad! Her new service drops calls in her house! Whereas I almost never have trouble getting a signal with Verizon. 🙂

    Sponsored Video: LeapTV from LeapFrog

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    Sometimes I’ll be talking with the kids about my college or law school days, and I’ll realize that email was in its infancy when I was in college, and that my cell phone when I was in law school was a clunky thing with an antenna that telescoped out and used a car charger with a coiled cable like landline phones have. And then I’ll marvel at how far technology has come in such a short time.

    That’s even true about the decade since my oldest was born. When he was a baby, his toy cell phone was a colorful flip phone. My friend’s baby who was born last year has a toy smart phone – of course he does, because that’s what his parents and older brother have.

    It’s amazing to see how quickly technology changes, and so much fun to see how technology can help kids learn. When my oldest was little, his “technological toys” were a LeapFrog learning table and read-along/aloud books. My youngest, who’s just two years behind his older brother, had a LeapFrog Leapster. Since then, as they’ve grown along with technology, they have both have used apps on mobile devices to sharpen their math skills, develop their problem solving abilities, and more. That’s why I was intrigued by LeapFrog‘s new technology, LeapTV, which has been specially designed to make learning fun for youngsters ages 3-8, as shown in the video below:

    LeapTV has a suggested retail price of $129, which makes it a great holiday gift!

    Savings.com: Enter for a chance to win one of 60 Macy’s gift cards + 25% off Select Nike #MacysBTSSports

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    Macys $2,000 Giveaway

    Through August 15, you can enter for a chance to win one of sixty Macy’s Gift Cards from Savings.com – twenty winners will receive a $50 Macy’s Gift Card, and forty winners will receive a $25 Macy’s Gift Card. The official rules are here. Good luck!

    You can also get 25% off Select Nike Products at Macy’s.com, plus Free Shipping on orders of $99+. Restrictions may apply. Offers ends 8/15/15.

    For example, this Nike Boys’ Just Do It Swoosh Tee is on sale for just $15 {down from $20}:

    Nike tee

    They have other items that are appropriate for Back to School, too, including Nike backpacks!

    Sponsored Video: The Kids Of Summer – Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes #ShowYourStripes

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    My family has been a Little League family for six years now, and I’ve found that everything people say about sports being good for kids is true. My boys have learned so much from their Little League experience, and we still have several more years left!

    Consider this list of life lessons that I can attribute to their seasons in Little League:

    • How to be a gracious winner
    • How to be a gracious loser
    • How to work hard at the things they can control
    • How to let go of the things they can’t control
    • How to deal with difficult teammates
    • How to deal with adults they don’t like
    • How to be a team player
    • How to deal with pressure situations
    • How to perform in front of a crowd
    • How to show up even when they don’t feel like it

    That’s just what comes to mind off the top of my head, so it’s definitely an incomplete list. And certainly, my boys haven’t mastered these skills, but they’ve had many chances to work on them because of their sports experiences.

    Another thing that team sports has given my kids is friends – lots of good friends to hang out with, play with, and have fun with. The other parents and I frequently comment after a tough loss on how the kids don’t care about the result, as they’re too busy frolicking on whatever field is nearby.

    The Little League World Series is coming up next month, and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes has put together a sweet video about what the experience is really about.

    If you liked the video, you can learn more about Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes’ Little League sponsorship, and follow Frosted Flakes on Facebook and Tony the Tiger on Twitter.

    Savings.com: Enter for a chance to win one of twenty $50 Kohl’s gift cards + Get $10 off a $30 purchase Memorial Day Weekend

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    Kohls Giveaway

    Through May 24, you can enter for a chance to win one of twenty $50 Kohl’s Gift Cards from Savings.com. The official rules are here. Good luck!

    You can also get $10 off a $30 purchase during their Memorial Day Weekend Sale with promo code MAYSAVE10, plus get Free Shipping on orders of $75+. Restrictions may apply. Code is valid 5/22 – 5/25/15.

    Right now, you can get 50% off handbags, including this Relic Caraway Shoulder Bag, which I want to get for all of the schlepping around I’m going to do this summer.

    Savings.com: Enter for a chance to win one of twenty $50 GAP gift cards + Save up to 40% during the Summer Kickoff Event

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    GAP Giveaway

    Through May 21, you can enter for a chance to win one of twenty $50 GAP Gift Cards from Savings.com. The official rules are here. Good luck!

    You can also save big during the Summer Kickoff Event and get up to 40% off plus Daily Deals at Gap.com! Check it out:

    Monday, 5/18 ONLY
    $20 Select Adult Shorts
    $10 Select Kids, Toddlers and Babies Shorts

    Tuesday, 5/19 ONLY
    $25 Select Womens Dresses & Skirts
    $15 Select Kids, Toddlers and Babies Dresses & Skirts

    Wednesday, 5/20 ONLY
    $8 Select Adult Tees, Tanks & Layers
    $6 Select Kids, Toddlers and Babies Tees, Tanks & Layers

    I recently picked up some great deals at GAP, and I’ve got my eye on this relaxed henley (although I’m digging this aloha-style shirt for my boys too!). Exclusions apply. Summer Kickoff Event ends 5/20/15.