Monday, September 12, 2016

Giveaway: KidStuff Coupon Book!

Once again, the amazing folks at KidStuff Coupon Books have given me the opportunity to share with you their great product via a giveaway! Skip to the bottom if you just want to hurry up and enter!

If you have kids or have friends or relatives with kids, I'm sure you've been accosted to purchase goodies from a catalog used as a fundraiser for their school. You know what I'm talking about... the 5 pound tin of popcorn you end up throwing out or the ridiculously priced tub of cookie dough? Some catalogs contain the $15 candle that stops smelling pretty two days after opening it. As a teacher, I get asked to partake in purchasing fundraising goodies all the time and often I have to politely turn down my students because I simply can't afford to buy all that stuff that I don't need or will never use.

So when I was approached by the folks at KidStuff Coupon Books to take a peek at their own version of school fundraising goodies, I was all over the opportunity!

KidStuff Coupon Books vary depending on your location. I counted 26 different books based on locations all over the country. And new this year are the RI and Albany area books!

I received the Eastern & Central Massachusetts Coupon Book which is teeming with coupons and savings passes for chain and local vendors. The book itself is separated into three color-coded sections: blue is for shopping and services, yellow is for activities and attractions, and red is for dining and food.

Coupons are included for chain vendors like Sears, Men's Wearhouse and Sonic. Then there are discounts for places more local to Massachusetts such as the Boston Duck Tours.

At the very front of the book, there's an alphabetic listing of all of the vendors included in the book to make browsing easier.

The book costs $25 and HALF of that goes directly to the school fundraising. I promise you you'll get more use out of the KidStuff Coupon Book than you ever did with that 5 pound tin of popcorn. AND you'll be helping a local school raise money for their educational initiatives! What a great two-for-one deal!! You get an entire book of savings (over 400 pages!!!) and your local school earns money!

If you're involved with school fundraising and are interested in more information, please contact KidStuff Coupon Books at

888-404-5437 option 1 (toll free!)

Please follow KidStuff on Facebook and Twitter

These books are sold exclusively through schools, however, KidStuff Coupon Books was so very generous and is offering my readers a chance to win 1 of 3 Massachusetts coupon books.

In order to enter, you must live IN Massachusetts or an adjacent state since the coupon book primarily contains deals available in MA only.

To Enter:

The giveaway starts at midnight on September 12th and ends at midnight on September 19th. Winners will be announced on Facebook and on the Coupon Mama Massachusetts website and will be contacted via email. Winners will have 5 days to respond with a valid mailing address or their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.

Disclaimer: I received a KidStuff Coupon Book to facilitate this review and KidStuff Coupon Books is providing three additional coupon books to giveaway to my readers. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Short Stack Day at IHOP - $1 Pancakes!

Today only (8/23) from 7am until 7pm, get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP for only $1! Limited to 1 stack per guest and not to be combined with other discounts or coupons.

And for every short stack purchased today, IHOP will donate $1 to the No Kid Hungry campaign!

This is such a win-win deal!

No Kid Hungry's Mission Statement:

NO CHILD SHOULD GROW UP HUNGRY IN AMERICA. But 1 in 5 children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with healthy food where they live, learn and play.

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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This Week's Healthy Offer: 20% Off Bananas

This week's healthy offer, courtesy of SavingStar, is 20% off your purchase of bananas!

If you don't have an account yet, it's totally worth it. 100% free and you get cash back for products you were going to buy anyway!

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Free Magazine Subscriptions: Lego Club, Snow Goer & Family Fun

Each of these magazine subscriptions is 100% free! Subscribe to one, two or all of them! Consider donating them once you're finishing reading :-)

Lego Club

Family Fun

Snow Goer

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Monkeying Around is Easier with the Monkey Mat - Get $5 Off & Free Shipping #sponsored

I live in the rural sticks. I'm talking nearly a one to one ratio of farm animal to human. Living in the sticks means just that - lots of sticks, dirt, grass... And my husband and I are outdoorsy folks, but I'm certainly not a fan of getting my clothes covered in said sticks, dirt and grass. So I was very excited to try out the Monkey Mat - a convenient, fabulous, fairly newly product as seen on Shark Tank.

MyMonkey Mat in the color red coral crush came packaged in a small cardboard box not much bigger than a CD case. It's seriously so small that it could easily fit in my purse. It is made of a very soft, smooth nylon material, and has the Monkey Mat logo in the center, lightly weighted corners and loops at each corner in case you want to stake it down. 

After unpacking my Monkey Mat and the stakes I also received, I headed outside to play with my indoor-outdoor kitty, Selina Kyle, also known as Squish.

At first I tried to use it without staking it down, but the second my 9-pound Squish stepped on it, the Monkey Mat bunched up. The weighted corners, while seemingly very sturdy, aren't heavily weighted so it didn't take much for the mat to move. In the end, I really had no choice but to stake it down.

My backyard is grassy but much of the dirt is hard-packed. I spread out the Monkey Mat and used the stakes to secure it, but the stakes are only made of plastic and I had to be very careful not to push too hard because they were starting to bend from the pressure.

It was earlier in the day and the grass was absolutely covered with dew. I'm a wuss and hate being wet, but the Monkey Mat did a great job keeping me dry. It repelled the water underneath for the entire 45 minutes Selina and I were hanging out. Being 5' by 5', it was the perfect size - I could comfortably lay out on it and still have plenty of room for someone else.

One of my favorite features is that it comes with its own attached carrying case. The carrying case even has a wrist strap that can be easily unclipped/clipped so you can easily clip it to something - my husband and I like to clip things to our backpack for easy access. Of course when I went to repack the Monkey Mat, it didn't look nearly as pretty or neatly tucked in as it did when I first received it.


  • water repellent
  • when wrapped up, it's so small! it could fit in my purse
  • attached carrying case (you can't lose it)
  • clippable wrist strap on case
  • soft fabric
  • convenient and easy to use
  • machine washable!
  • comes in lots of colors: red coral crush, gray groove, orange sunrise, blue yonder, hang tag gray & hang tag blue
Not Loving So Much
  • plastic stakes are flimsy
  • carrying case is not super secure where it attaches to the mat

The Monkey Mat is a convenient, easy to use way to keep you and your stuff off whatever surface you're on. It would be great at the beach for young and old alike. It would be particularly great for parents who don't want their infants laying on a potentially dirty floor. It's definitely worth the investment if you're like me and often sit on the floor or the ground.

I'm so grateful that the folks at Monkey Mat were kind enough to send me a free mat and stakes to try out. I promise you - it's a great product! This is the PERFECT addition to your summer!

My readers get to save! Use coupon code USFAM for $5 off AND Free Shipping!

Interested in hearing more about the Monkey Mat? Check them out on social media:

IG & Twitter: @MonkeyMatMama #MonkeyMatLifestyle
Pinterest: Monkeymatmama

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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This is a sponsored post. Monkey Mat (through US Family Guide) sent me a free Monkey Mat and set of 4 stakes to test out in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Free Personalized Coasters from Shutterfly

Shutterfly is simply fabulous with all of their super generous offers. Hurry and get going on customizing your set of 4 coasters for FREE! Use 4 of the same photo or mix it up! You will still need to pay shipping.

Use the promo code COAST2COAST at checkout. This offer expires on 8/19 at midnight EST.

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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