Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Favorite Giveaways of Today

Hearthsong $50 Gift Certificate

Lenox Teacher Ornament

$75 E-Gift Certificate for Target!

Family Fun for Free

We're all about having some family fun - and if it's free...well that's just even better! We love to craft, color and create...decorate and design. Just yesterday we made Christmas tree "cones" out of poster board and scrap booking paper...just things we had stashed around the house. My oh-so-creative 6 year old made ONE rockin' tree with pirate and rock and roll paper and it DID turn out cute if I do say so myself. I took it a step further and hot glued a few miniature ornaments to mine...and we love them! We'll definitely be making more when we have time - the possibilities are endless!! Brush on a little glue and glitter to the tips, roll the ends by wrapping the paper around a pencil, add some stickers...whatever your heart desires. Just have fun, be creative and's all about time together as a family!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Congratulations to EMILY, comment #7, you won the Vintage Couture baby blanket giveaway. Yahoo!! Emily said:

The vintage picnic proper and dress are adorable!

Thanks for entering everyone and congratulations, Emily! I've emailed you. Be sure to respond ASAP!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's Officially SUMMER for Us!

So after making up days for snow and bad weather, school is finally out and it is OFFICIALLY summer in our house - woohoo! I'm looking forward to spending it with one handsome six year old and a whole-lotta sweetness better known as my 6 month old. It's going to be a fun first summer for my Little Miss and for my Little Mister as a big brother now. We have lots of fun plans and adventures all started this morning with a little friendly balloon battle. Nothing like a good balloon fight in the living room! I would love to hear your summer plans, know what you're doing and hear about any adventures you have planned. We're also going to start our Summer Library Program this afternoon - a great way to have some free fun and keep up with those reading skills over the summer. Happy Summer Everyone!!

My Favorite Giveaways this Week!

It's always fun to enter giveaways...and even more fun to win! Here are a few of my favorites this of luck! And as always, would love to hear from you if you're a lucky winner!!

Green Town Toys Giveaway (Ends June 17th)

Bling Baby Giveaway
(Ends June 7th)

Pediped Shoe Giveaway! (Ends June 7th)

BAGGU Reusable Bags Giveaway (Ends June 15th)

$50 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway (Ends June 8th)

Animal Bag from Boon Inc. (Ends June 9th)

Bamboo Eco-Friendly Diapers
(Ends June 9th)

$200 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!
(Ends June 8th)

My Urban Child Gift Certificate Giveaway
(Ends June 27th)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Giveaway: Vintage Couture Spring Safari Baby Blanket!

I am LOVING the Vintage Couture (formerly My Vintage Baby) clothing line for my little girl. I love it so much, that I've decided to sell it! There are still minimal Direct Sales Representatives around the really, it's a win/win! If you have a precious little one you love to dress up and show off - boys included! - then you MUST check out Vintage Couture! I just can't stop...I'm buying it for my son, who is 6... AND of course, my daughter, 6 months.

To celebrate Vintage Couture and to prove to one of you the quality of their items...I'm giving away a baby blanket from the Spring Safari Collection ($45). This would make a beautiful shower gift - have it embroidered and it's absolutely a one-of-a-kind!

I'm giving you TONS of chances to win! Best of luck and if you have any questions about Vintage Couture, just let me know...I'd love to be of help. I can't tell you how many compliments I've had on their items - diaper bags, hair bows...all of it! Trust me, wear Vintage Couture and it's sure to be a hit! Unique, high-quality fashion...giveaway will end Tuesday, May 31st. You could be the lucky winner! And you may want to follow along...I LOVE Vintage Couture and I LOVE giving things away...hint hint!! ;)

To Enter:

1. You must be a follower of Champagne Wisdom
2. Leave a comment about your favorite item in the Spring Collection (Just click on the "Shop the Collection" box in the lower left-hand corner at the link above)

Additional (optional) Entries:

*Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post (up to 3)
1 Extra Entry per Comment

*Subscribe via email to Champagne Wisdom
3 Extra Entries

*Tweet (once per day)
1 Extra Entry

Win a Vintage Couture Baby Blanket! @champagnewisdom

*Mention this contest/Vintage Couture on your blog
3 Extra Entries

*Live in the Gadsden/Birmingham area? Book a Trunk Show!
10 Extra Entries!

*Buy any item from the spring collection (spend $50 and get a free doll dress for EVERY $50 you spend!)
10 Extra Entries

That's TONS of chances to win...spread the word and good luck! Spring items are selling out quickly...if you're a lover of Vintage, shop now!! If you have a question about a specific item/size, let me know and I'll see if it's in stock. Happy Shopping!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Scholastic Dollar Deals!

Scholastic has some FABULOUS dollar deals going on right now for teachers and homeschoolers. These are teacher/student resources...great for homeschooling, summer learning, homework help, teacher gifts, etc. Most of these retail for $6.95 - $ some great stuff. Be advised...these are PDF files, so you'll have to download and print, but hey...can't beat it for $1!! Have fun browsing and feel free to share the love...but please use a link to this post to do so. Thanks and happy learning!!

Go here to start browsing through the $1 books!

Offer good through May 31st

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Reading Programs: Free Books and Rewards!

Here's the latest round-up of summer reading programs for 2011. This is always something I look forward to doing with my son and now with my daughter as well! Some are regional, but hopefully you'll find a few near you! As always, if you know of more, let us know!

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Kids can log their weekly reading minutes and earn digital prizes. They can also participate in setting a new world record for summer reading.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Kids need to read eight books and record them in their reading journal. They can turn their journals in for a free book (chose from preselected titles) from Barnes and Noble.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program

Locations in the Northeast:
Children need to read 10 books, write them down on a form, then turn them into their local TD Bank and receive $10 in their savings account. Kids will need to have a new or existing Young Savers account at a TD Bank to get this deal.

Borders Summer Reading Program 2011: Double-Dog Dare Challenge

After kids read 10 books, they're eligible to choose a book from the list of free books. The free books on the Borders summer reading list include Danny and the Dinosaur, The Cat in the Hat and Ramona the Brave. Click the link above for a complete list.

National Amusements Summer Reading Program 2011: Bookworm Wednesdays

For each book kids read and write a book report for, they'll get to see a movie at a National Amusements movie theater for free. The movies are at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays this summer and adults and younger siblings will get in free as well.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards

Chuck E. Cheese has a summer reading program where kids can earn 10 free Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks.

HEB H.E. Buddy Summer Reading Club

The H.E. Buddy Summer Reading Club sponsored by HEB grocery stores gives out a package of cool prizes for each child who reads 10 books this summer.

Pottery Barn Kids Book Club:

Every Tuesday Pottery Barn has story time for kids! The time is usually 11:00-11:30, but be sure to check your local store for any variations.

Pizza Hut Book It

While this program isn’t a summer reading program, enrollment is now open and closes in June. The program runs from October to March and is a great way to encourage kids to read. Kids get a free pizza from Pizza Hut every month they reach their reading goals.

Local Library

Most libraries host a summer reading program for card holders. Each program varies, but the kids usually track their progress and receive a prize at the end of the summer. I know we love our local library and the reading programs they offer. They have a weekly event such as a guest author, wild animals, musician, etc. It's always fun to go to the weekly event and check our books out at the end of the program!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Free Autographed Picture of a Disney Character

This freebie has been out for awhile, but it's worth mentioning again... you can request a glossy autographed (personalized) picture for your child of any Disney character! What a cool birthday gift to frame for a special little someone! If it's like pictures I have requested in the past, it will take a few be sure to ask well in advance if it's for a gift!

Just send your request to:

Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Don’t forget to include your shipping information and which character’s photo you would like.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Free Coupon Book for Mother's Day

Balancing Beauty and Bedlam has created an absolutely PRECIOUS coupon book for Mother's Day. It has some fun coupons as well as some blank coupons for you to personalize. This would be a great book to print on cardstock and tie together with some ribbon. Stick it in a basket of candy or a coffee cup and you have one CUTE Mother's Day gift! I know I would love to receive one of these!!

You can download and print your coupon book here.

So cute...

Thanks, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Free Photo Collage from Walgreens!

I love free photo gifts. Here's one just in time for Mother's Day: Walgreen’s is offering TWO Free 8×10 Collage Prints when you enter coupon code FREECOLLAGE and FORMOM at checkout. If you choose to ship this to your local store, there will be no shipping charge - so final cost: FREE! You'll have to complete two separate orders as you can't enter two promo codes on one order - wow! Two great freebies!!

Go here to start creating your free collage.

Good through 5/7

Target Daily Deals - SWEET!

So if you love Target as much as I do, you're going to want to keep an eye on their daily deals. The deals are never "promised" as they sell them until they run out, but if you watch for them and buy early - you'll get some awesome stuff at amazing prices.

My favorite deal today is the Disney Rapunzel Cosmetic Box Set - for only $6.99 with FREE SHIPPING!! Just think...this would make a GREAT inexpensive birthday present of Christmas gift to stash away. The total comes to a little over $7 with tax. Can't beat that!! Hurry...they'll sell out soon!

Have fun shopping and let me know if you find some other great daily deals - I would keep a check on Target, they've had some good ones lately!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FREE $40 to Spend at Paper Coterie!! head on over to Paper Coterie and take advantage of the free $40 gift code!! As stated on their website, you'll just enter the code OPENHOUSE at check out and it will deduct the $40 from your order. Shipping will be less than $10 and you'll score some AWESOME products!! They have calendar, photo books and much, much more. Well worth the shipping!! These would make for great gifts - think Mother's Day! Would love to know what you grab! Have fun shopping!

Rebate Offer from Tyson for Moms!

So Mother's Day will be here before we know it and Tyson is offering Gifts for Mom when you buy their products. After you purchase a Tyson chicken product, be sure to submit the rebate form to get the following free: KODAK Photo Book, Fun Pass or Salon Treatment. Thanks, Tyson!

May 1, 2011 through May 31

Click here for more information and to enter UPC codes for your rebate!

Vintage Couture - Cute Clothes for Little Angels! Future Giveaway!! I am LOVING Vintage Couture!! Vintage Couture is a line of PRECIOUS clothing and accessories for children and moms. Most of their clothing is for the little ones, but they do offer some GREAT clothes for mom occasionally as well. They have hair bows, blankets, diaper bags, etc. It's SUPER fun, SUPER fashionable and SUPER unique! This is a fairly new line, so you won't see many people wearing it - dress your little one in it and you're sure to be a hit!!

I LOVE that they have super stylish clothing for boys AS WELL as for girls. It's easy to find fun things for my daughter, but not so easy when it comes to my son.

Go to Vintage Couture, scroll to the bottom left-hand corner and click to browse the catalog. For every $100 spent (not necessarily from one person, just any sales that add up to $100), I will be hosting a Vintage Couture giveaway!! This offer will go through the end of May, so pass along to your friends and at the end of May be sure to follow along and look for the giveaway postings. Have fun shopping!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Free Baby Food!

So...we're beginning to enter the stage of baby food again in our house and since we are...I HAD to share this great offer. If you sign up for the Beech-Nut E-newsletter you will receive a coupon for four free jars of Beech-Nut Stage 2 baby food. Yahoo!! Also, Beechnut has a GREAT program where you can cash in baby food jar labels for more baby food coupons - LOVE IT! Just go to the special offers link when you're signed in and it will show you a printable form to send in with your collected labels. Anyone participated in this before? Would love to know how it worked for you. It looks like we might have a new favorite kind of baby food in our house!! :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Free Children's Books Online

Barnes and Noble is offering a great selection of books online - there are 10 in all. They include Strega Nona, The Polar Express, Pinkalicious, Green Eggs and Ham (read by Rachel Ray) and several others. You can go here to check out the selection. Be sure to click on the "scale video" button to make them full screen.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Free DVD on Bullying

Bullying is a HUGE issue in today's schools, in neighborhoods...and it must be addressed and taken seriously. As an educator and mother of a kindergarten student, I see it firsthand. As adults - parents, educators, neighbors, friends, we MUST take a stand when we see children bullying. It is our responsibility to stop it before it starts through prevention, talking with our children, lessons and explanations about what bullying really is - not only actions, but words.

For a limited time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources is offering a free DVD on Bullying. This is a GREAT freebie for schools, home-schoolers, libraries, after school programs, etc. I hope you'll take advantage of it for yourself or pass it along to someone who could use it.

Just go here to sign up for your DVD. The DVD AND shipping is free - so what could it hurt??

AT&T: 1,000 FREE Rollover Minutes!!

Okay...I don't have AT&T phone service, but I know that many of you do...they are offering an AWESOME freebie/promotion right now!!'d better hurry because usually offers this good don't last long and I have NO idea when it is set to end! If you have AT&T wireless service, you can get your 1,000 free minutes by texting YES to 11113020 - wow! It was originally supposed to be for iphone users, but I've heard it's working for all AT&T customers - worth a shot! Would love to know if it works for you...let me know!! :)

You can go here for more information!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Free Marriage Builder CD is offering what sounds like a great pair of "Marriage Builders". Just register on their site and you'll receive:

* FIVE Essentials for a Thriving Marriage prayer card:
A great inspiration for your marriage, with practical “every day” reminders to help you and your spouse stay on track.

* Intimacy Unveiled CD:
Family Life co-founder and President, Dennis Rainey, unveils the essential biblical truths about intimacy in your marriage.

Just go here to get yours!

New P&G Coupons Available by Mail

You can go to the P&G Website for some great new coupons today. Just check what you want and they'll send them via snail mail. Loving the $2 off diapers coupon, but there are also some other great offers - everything from toilet tissue to health and beauty items. Just go here to log in or register and get yours!

My Baby Clothes Boutique Giveaways!

I LOVE My Baby Clothes Boutique!! They have THE cutest baby clothes EVER - at prices that are really, truly, fabulously INEXPENSIVE! Right now there are several websites giving away $25 gift codes for you to pick out anything you'd like from My Baby Clothes Boutique. can't win if you don't enter. And as always, would love to know if any of you win! Best of luck and happy shopping...

$25 giveaway at The Fashionable Bambino

$25 giveaway at Being Frugal and Making it Work

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Subscription to Parents Magazine: $1!

Get a Year of Parents Magazine for $1 from Barnes & Noble.

The subscription $9.97 until you enter coupon code K9B9J4H. This reduces the price to just $1! Depending on where you live you’ll also owe tax - but my total was just $1.08! I love this magazine because they have great articles and usually have coupons for diapers through Amazon Mom!

Shipping is free for magazines.

Go here to get yours!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Free Case of Formula from Enfamil!

Enfamil is currently offering a FREE 24 count case of their 2 fl oz Enfamil Premium Newborn Bottles. I know from having a new baby, this is what my hospital is giving new moms/babies while they're in the hospital - it's good stuff! Just give them a call through 1/31/2011 and you can get a case for free! Call 1-800-BABY123 to request yours before they're gone!! Would love to hear if you get yours...have heard from several who have already received them - great freebie!!

Free $249 Reading Program!

Funnix is currently offering their reading program, usually $249, FREE through the month of January! It's a downloadable program with 220 lessons! I haven't looked at this personally, so I can't tell you much about it, but it sounds like it's worth looking into - especially for homeschooling parents and educators! Here's a bit from their website:

Just go here to download! If you use it, let me know what you think! Would love to share some reviews with my fellow educators!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

YouData: Make $ in a Matter of Seconds!

I LOVE YouData. Don't get me wrong, you usually make a matter of cents when you log in, but cents add up, right? I can usually make enough each week to purchase a cup of coffee at my favorite coffee shop - around $4 or so - some weeks are better than others and some are worse...but they pay you regardless of the amount, no minimum, via PayPal each Friday. Hey... even fifty cents a week adds up to $26 a year! All you do is log in and click on a few ads - and you get paid to view the ads. It literally takes a matter of seconds! I try to log in once or twice a week - it takes about one minute of my time.

Here's how you can get started:

YouData is trying to convince consumers like us that we should be the ones controlling our own data and selling our own attention, not third parties like broadcasters, newspapers, and spammers. By creating a MeFile at, I now control what ads I see and when I see them. Best part - I am selling my attention directly to interested advertisers, for real money. That's right, I get paid for giving them my attention. I can use the funds to buy music and video online, donate to charities, give to my favorite blogs and websites, or keep the change myself and do whatever I want with it.

It's real. They pay. You should check it out.

Click below to sign up and be sure to enter my MeFile ID: - jchampagne - in the "Referral Code" to tell them I sent you. Enjoy!

Sign up here and start earning!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Free Pantene Sample

Samples, Samples,'s an easy one...

Get a Free Sample of Pantene Pro V Hair Color Solutions when you text PANTENECOLOR to 59999. You'll then be asked for your age and mailing address. You'll receive a total of three texts. Standard messaging rates will apply. If you have unlimited texts, go for it! :)

Free Samples!

I love free samples...I love the samples themselves and the coupons that often come along with them! One website where you can request several samples at once is Procter and Gamble. P&G gives out a number of samples each quarter through their P&G Brand Sampler program.

Right now, you can request:

* Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner (choose hair type)
* Head & Shoulders (choose hair type)
* Prilosec (must qualify)
* Always
* Tampax

Just hop on over here to sign up and request your free samples. Once you've signed up, it's super easy from there on out...the next time you log in, you'll just click on what you want, submit...and waalah!'re done! You just fill out the address and personal information once...not every time. Free is good!

Free Earrings from Darcus Tori

DarcusTori is offering FREE Jewelry again and this time is it is pair of square white diamond stud earrings - they retail for $89.95!! I've ordered several pair of earrings from DarcusTori and this is a perfectly legitimate offer and the jewelry is beautiful!

Here's how to get your FREE earrings:

* Click here to find the diamond earrings.

* Add 1 pair to your cart at $89.95 each.

* At check out, use coupon code: 0704 and your total will drop to $0!

* You will need to pay shipping that is calculated based upon your location. For me it is always $6.95 per item. Great deal for a beautiful pair of earrings!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book Giveaway - 5 Winners!

Be sure to check out my reading blog, The Need 2 Read, for a chance to win a copy of the children's book, "The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets". You'll find a ton of fun resources for reading with children. Be sure to follow along for more fun book and reading giveaways to come!

Click here for your chance to win a copy of this light-hearted, great read for kids!

Free MLK Resources

If you're a teacher, homeschooler or work in a library or other state/public office, there's a great resource for some FREE MLK materials including stickers, bookmarks, displays, posters, DVDs, etc. It's too good to miss out on and a great educational resource! If you don't receive it in time to use this year (you might, but I'm not sure), then you'll always have it for next year! Be sure to pass along to your child's teacher, librarian, etc. Enjoy!

Free MLK Resources