Save Money With Harman Pellet Stoves

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Here in the south we don't get too many days of freezing weather, but it's been a particularly cold winter this year and our central heat is going through gas like crazy trying to keep the house warm. 

When I learned about Harman Pellet Stoves and how they can save big money on your heating bill, I just had to share the info with you. Check out the infographic below, which shows that using a pellet stove or fireplace insert costs 44% less than oil, 47% less than electric and 53% less than propane heat.

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I had no idea that pellet fuel was such a popular heating alternative, or that it could save us over half off the cost of our standard propane heat. But the really exciting news is that you can get a Federal tax credit on 75% efficient biomass heating appliances, such as the Harman Pellet Stoves. The 10% tax credit of up to $300 is available for qualifying biomass heating appliances purchased through December 31, 2013. With over 36 models of stoves, inserts and home heating units available, you're sure to find something perfect for your home.

And, thanks to Harman one lucky US reader will win a cool notebook made from recycled materials complete with pen! How do you win? Just leave a comment below telling us what you like about Harman or something you learned from visiting their website.  You can also earn extra entries by doing the following:

Like Harman on Facebook

Follow Harman Stoves on Twitter

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry – up to three per person.

I will pick the winner on 2/23/13 and send an announcement via email. If there is no response within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

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Show Off Your Avocado Love With Free Virtual Gifts

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Do you love avocados? If you're a big fan of avocados like I am, then you should definitely head on over and check out the Share the Avocado Love Facebook app where you'll find lots of fun stuff like free ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers and virtual gifts that you can send to friends. I just sent a Be My Avocado Valentine to a friend and I'm checking out all the yummy wallpapers that are available. 

There's even an Avocados from Mexico Cafe Press store where you can buy all sorts of avocado themed gifts and clothing items. The CafePress store has kitchen and dining items like coffee mugs, coasters and platters, in addition to shopping bags, aprons and clothing items like t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. I picked out this Avo-skull shirt for myself because I really like the design and color, but there are also lots of other colors and styles available for you to choose from. 

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On February 7th at 3 pm EST Avocados from Mexico is going to have an #ILoveAvocados Twitter party where you'll get a chance to win some awesome prizes like Cafe Press gift cards. There will be over $500 worth of prizes and tons of fun. All you have to do to participate is follow @guacgrl  and the #iloveavocados hashtag on Twitter and show up on Thursday to join the fun.

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5 Row Freshwater Pearl Necklace Reg $55 Now $10 Shipped!

I’m loving this gorgeous 17″ White Pink & Peach 5-9mm Genuine Freshwater Cultured Pearl 5-Row Necklace and it’s a steal at just $9.99 with free shipping! This necklace regularly retails for $55 and I have a similar one that has gray and black pearls that I get compliments on all the time so I’m pretty sure that I ‘need’ this one too. You can’t really see the strands when you’re wearing the necklace so the pearls appear as if they’re floating and it’s a really neat look. At this price, I think they’d also make a great gift for a friend!

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Get Home Decor Tips From the Pros

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Havertys Furniture for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

With five young kids in the house it’s not really surprising that it’s been a very long time since we’ve bought any new furniture AND the furniture that we’ve had since before they were born has been well loved and used hard! At any rate, we’d love to buy some new furniture and right now I’m in the browsing and salivating stage.

Since I haven’t bought new furniture in so long I really appreciate the Havertys: Discover Something You Love Inspiration Sessions where their design team will help you enhance your new look with great tips on timely themes. This month the Inspiration Session is on Designing an Entertaining Space, with upcoming sessions on Seasonal Scapes (October 13), Color Trends: Winter (November 10), and Finishing Touches (December 1).

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I love this Fashion Forward Family Room that they put together! It’s perfect for my family and our space because the sectional is made up of several easy to move pieces that we can rearrange as needed and the sleek design allows for lots of room for the kids to play their Wii games. The TV console is also a space saver with lots of room to store their games and our DVDs. Plus, I think the area rugs and fur pillows make great finishing touches for the room.

Click here to find a store near you so can discover something you love or RSVP for an upcoming Inspiration Session. You could win a $50 gift card, or if that’s not enough you could register to win a $5,000 gift card just for signing up for emails from Haverty’s.

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Get Creative With AstroBrights Paper And Win!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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My kids absolutely love to create with paper and we encourage those activities because they're improving their cutting, drawing and writing skills (shhhhhh – don't tell the kids!) at the same time. For that reason we always keep lots of paper handy in the house and I really love to pick up AstroBrights papers too from time to time because the kids are always so excited by the fabulous colors, plus mommy likes them too!

AstroBrights papers are available in 23 vivid colors so they're perfect for all your craft projects, as well as for your flyers, invitations and brochures. Make your signs or announcements for church or the PTO from Astrobrights papers and they're sure to get noticed!

Now you can help support your local elementary school by entering the "Give a Brighter Year" sweepstakes where you could win a cash prize plus school supplies worth $30,000 for the school of your choice. It's super easy to enter, and once you've done that you might also want to check out their "Make Something AstroBrights" contest where you could win a Visa gift card or other prizes.

This week you can make something colorful to enter, or simply pin some colorful paper flowers on Pinterest and tag with the #goastrobrights hashtag. Next week the theme changes to "Get Playful" and you could win $300 by submitting a playful paper project like a paper kite or something fun like that.

Unleash your creativity and get your family involved with making some colorful AstroBrights crafts and don't forget to check out Astrobrights on Facebook and enter for your chance to win!

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Vacation in San Antonio and SAVE!

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If you'd love to take a vacation this summer, but you're on a tight budget, then you may want to consider visiting San Antonio!  With a reputation as a fun yet affordable vacation destination, San Antonio is conveniently located within a reasonable driving distance of much of the U.S. and there is lots to see and do there.

Check out their savings program known as SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience, where you can save up to $600 on historic tours, visits to theme parks, animal adventures and some great shops.  There are also some terrific deals and Limited Time Offers on some of San Antonio's best resorts, hotels, parks and shopping.

There is SO much to do in San Antonio that I couldn't possibly describe it all so I've picked my top seven things to see and do, and I'm loving that there are coupons for everything!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas – lots of great offers to choose from like Everyone Pays Kids Price, Buy One Admission Get One Free, or Get Next Day Free.

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Alamo Imax Theater – it's the biggest screen in Texas and you can get a free child admission for every adult admission purchase.

Grand Trolley Tours – see the Alamo, River Walk, HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas, the Missions, King William District and much more. Get $3 off your ticket with coupon or get a second day free with your hopper pass.

Natural Bridge Caverns – get $2 off an adult ticket or $1 off a child's ticket to visit Texas' largest and one of the premier show caves in the world.

Splashtown – get $7 off adult or child admission to a 20 acre family waterpark featuring 40 water slides.

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Sea World – there are lots of great Sea World offers to choose from like Pay for a Day Play All Year, $10 Off Admission, and more.

The kids will absolutely have a blast in San Antonio and I really dig the idea of having so much history and natural beauty for them to soak in, in addition to all the fabulous fun kids activities.  Check out the SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience site for more information and be sure to follow @SAVEinSA on Twitter for hot deals and updates.

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Heard About the Walgreens – Express Scripts Dispute?

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Have you heard about the contract dispute going on between Walgreens and Express Scripts?  Well Express Scripts is a mail order provider of prescription drugs and they’re also the middleman between many companies’ insurance programs and their employees’ pharmacies.

Tricare is the health and prescription drug program for members of our military and they’re an Express Scripts customer so I’m really familiar with them.  My parents have had excellent drug coverage through Tricare since my dad is retired military.  For years they’ve enjoyed being able to pick up their prescriptions at very low rates from their corner Walgreens instead of traveling all the way to the base to get them.

Unfortunately they can’t do that anymore because the contract between Walgreens and Express Scripts expired on December 31st and efforts to renew haven’t gone well.  Walgreens offered to hold their rates flat for the new contract and even guaranteed Express Scripts that they’d match or beat the average costs per prescription of all other pharmacies in the Tricare network.

The dispute is actually over who gets to decide what constitutes a brand versus a generic drug, and whether Walgreens should accept reduced reimbursement rates of below national average costs.  Sadly, even though a quarter million current and retired members of the military and their family members signed a petition requesting continued access to Walgreens, Express Scripts also refused to negotiate separately for the Tricare contract.

In an effort to reduce the disruption to Express Scripts customers, the pharmacy is offering a special discount on an annual membership for the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens.  During January an individual membership is $5 and a family membership is $10, those prices are normally $20 and $35 a year.

Stay updated and show your support by following Walgreens on Twitter and Walgreens on Facebook.

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Find Your Way Around the Mall During Holiday Shopping Season

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Have you ever had a problem finding your way around the mall?  Our favorite local mall has one map, right in the center, and you have to find your way over to it if you want to figure out where anything else is.  Unfortunately, as the mall has grown over the years it has been extended in all different directions and it can be pretty difficult just to figure out which entrance we used when we came in!

Now there is an app for that!  FastMall is a really cool app that provides turn by turn navigation for shopping malls with your smart phone without using GPS, WiFi or an Internet signal!  The app also has lots of other neat features like a deals and coupons section, a ‘find’ feature, and it even helps you remember where you parked your car, which is great news for me!

The thing that I really like about the FastMall app is that you can select ‘elevators only’ mode if you’re pushing a baby stroller or use a wheelchair.  It doesn’t seem like all that long ago when we were using our quad stroller to get the kids around and it was a real problem getting upstairs to the children’s department or the picture studio.

The app is a free download and has more than 50 features for you to check out.  Get FastMall for iPhone or FastMall for Android now and try it out for yourself this holiday season!

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Free Molten Cake at Chili’s on Monday 5/16

Click here to get your coupon for a FREE Molten cake with any entree purchase at Chili’s on Monday May 16th!  The coupon is good for multiple redemptions at the table, but this offer is not valid with any other coupons or special discounts.

Eddie Bauer Spring Sale Up To 50% Off

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Now through the end of the month you can take up to 50% off at Eddie Bauer during their spring sale!