Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sweet Savings in Store #GEFuel17

Tax refund time has arrived for many families. For my family, tax season is the time of year that we pay off a bill, make a purchase for our home and we plan ahead for summer fun! I shop at Giant Eagle, and they have a special Fuel Perk right now that was so good I had to take advantage of it, in the spirit of forward thinking for summer during tax season!

Right now, at Giant Eagle, you will earn 20 cents in fuel perks for every $50 you spend on select gift cards in Giant Eagle stores. That is a pretty great deal that ANYONE can take advantage of. Even if you don't really need a gift card. But, come on, who doesn't need a gift card!?

Consider this, if you are heading to the grocery store, why not head into Giant Eagle? While you are walking into the store and make a detour. Visit the gift card section first. Grab a Visa Gift Card that fits your grocery budget. Example, if you are planning to spend $100, get $100 in gift cards. Buy it, then let those fuel perks add up! Return to normal shopping and check out, using that gift card. You spent maybe 2 extra minutes of your time but you earned 40 cents in fuel perks!

Of course, if you are a double dipper like I am, you are going to use a card to pay for these cards.... that is an extra chance to save! I love earning cash back on top of money saving opps like this!

This great deal can't last forever. Head into Giant Eagle NOW through 3/8/17 to stock up on gift cards and save some cash on gas!

We bought a few assorted gift cards to save for a rainy day. For each one I purchased, we earned 20 cents in fuel perks. Lowering our gas expenses and increasing our fun!

Do you like to save gift cards or maybe gift them to special people? I love to get gift cards! Especially for Old Navy! I also like to stash them for rainy day fun and I love to gift them to special people in my life. Especially if I need to mail the gift, a gift card is the best way to do it!

Have you ever earned fuel rewards in a special savings opportunity like this? I do every chance I get, because gas is one of those things we use weekly.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Puppets

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Popsicle stick puppets come together easily with minimal supplies to create an invitation to engage in dramatic play for toddlers and preschoolers!

My 3 year old loves to play with puppets and I love to encourage dramatic play for her developing mind! We made these super simple little puppets which were the perfect size for her small hands. She loved including Thing 1 and Thing 2 in all of her pretend play!

These are so easy. All you need is:
2 Popscile Sticks
Red Paint or Markers
4 googly eyes
a small bit of blue paper
2 small rounds of white paper
a pen or marker

Paint or color  2/3 of the craft stick red
Cut the blue paper to look like 2 shocks of hair.
Glue the hair on each stick
Give the sticks 2 eyes
Write Thing 1 and Thing 2 on the circles of paper and glue it on the center and you have your easy and fun puppets!

These are perfect for an easy peasy play session or a fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.