FREE Pretzel Today, 4/26 – National Pretzel Day!!

2-21-14
FREEBIE ALERT

In Honor of National Pretzel Day snag a FREE Pretzel at Wetzel’s Pretzels today, 4/26!! Stop by your local Wetzel’s Pretzels for a FREE original pretzel in honor of National Pretzel Day. Just walk in and say, “My name is [your first name] Wetzel, and I’d like a free pretzel.” You can go HERE for more details and to find a participating location near you.




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Prayfully consider donating to Proclaim FM for their spring fundraiser!!

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As most of you know I speak very highly of Proclaim FM 102.3, one of our Local Christian Radio Stations. They are simply amazing and right now I am asking every single one of my readers to partner with them, even if it is only $1 month to help them reach their goal.  If you are not local you can listen via the Tunein app.  We listened the entire time on our trip to Florida :-)  I promise you will be blessed by them. If you so feel led to donate, please call 419-865-9767.   If they could get 44 people to be all days sponsors ($100/month for 12 months or $1200 donation) they would meet their goal – please prayfully consider donating!!

Here is a message from Craig Magrum, General Manager: 

Toledo, Ohio’s Uplifting & Family Friendly 102.3 Proclaim FM is so, so thankful to Joni and FreeTastesGood.com for what they are doing to help people and ministries via great money-saving ideas on this blog!  We’re also so thankful for her kind offer to share with you, her readers about our mission and financial need. 

We believe that Christian media should not just be “as good as “ regular, “secular” media…but leading the media scene.  As such, we’ve taken steps in Toledo to communicate the good news of Jesus in more and more relevant, excellent, professional ways.  But this requires a significant amount of financial resources.

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $102,300.  We are asking for partners that would also be willing to invest an additional $15,000 which would allow us to upgrade a number of pieces of equipment (or purchase to begin with).  Some of these equipment needs include an RDS unit to transmit artist name and song title for HD and digital radios being installed in today’s vehicles, a sound processor for our online stream, upgrades to our website to provide our listeners and online visitors with more information that they’re looking for, and also remote broadcasting equipment that would allow us to do broadcast quality remote appearances in order to support our community with uplifting, family-friendly, Christian media.  Station computers are also in need of replacement, as a number of them are used, aged donated computers from a local university that do not adequately serve the needs of the ministry.

Thank you so much for helping us with your gift in order to help us fulfill our mission of connecting, engaging, and impacting our community by proclaiming the relevant, life-transforming message of hope through Jesus!  

Thank you again Joni, and FreeTastesGood.com!




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KROGER MEGA EVENT: Hormel Snackers ONLY $0.39 (reg. $3.29!)

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KROGER MEGA EVENT

Kroger is having another Mega Event, buy 4, save $4 instantly (mix and match and match participating products) and the Hormel Snackers are included for $1.39. In addition, we have a $1/1 coupon making them ONLY $0.39!!

Kroger Affiliates: Ralphs, Smiths, Fred Meyer, QFC, Frys, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Gerbes, Bakers, Hilander, JayC Food, Pay Less Food, Scotts.

Here’s what the deal looks like:

**KROGER COUPON DEALS THROUGH 4/28/15**
Hormel Snackers – $1.39 (wyb 4 participating products)
Use $1/1 Hormel Snackers Dip, exp. 4/27/15 (SS 03/01/15)
Final Cost:$0.39 each wyb 4 participating products! – Yes, you can mix & match

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FREE Box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix with SavingStar!!


Free Box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix(Offer expires 4/12) Sign in or sign up for SavingStar and get a Free Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (8.5 oz). Keep in mind that this offer is limited to certain stores only, so first check if it is available in a store near you.

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*HOT* FREE $20 Credit with Pampers Purchase ~ Pampers as low as $1.20 Per Box!!

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Now through April 2, New Amazon Mom members can score a great deal on select Pampers diapers! As a new member, you will receive $20 Credit + an extra 20% off select Pampers diapers! Plus Free Shipping. Keep reading below for EXACT STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS. I have 2 scenarios below to help you all out :-)

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Here are Step-By-Step Instructions on What To Do:

  • Step 1. Click here to sign up to Amazon Mom – Click Join Now yellow button. IMPORTANT: If you’ve tried Amazon Mom or Amazon Prime in the past, you won’t get the Free Trial and will be billed right away. Also if you’ve been a member in the last 12 months, you can’t get the discount. Must sign up before 4/2/2015.
  • Step 2. Click Here and Add the Participating Pampers items of your choice - Must make this purchase by 4/15/15
  • Step 3. Clip Coupon – Some items have coupons on them. If you see it the button “Clip Coupon & Save” under the price, click on it for further savings.
  • Step 4. Subscribe & Save – On the right sidebar. Click “Subscribe & Save” option. Select the Delivery frequency (how often you want Amazon to deliver to you). Example, set that to 3 months. Now hit the “Subscribe now” button. This will save you an additional 20% off.
  • Step 5. Follow the check out screen to complete the purchase.
  • The $20 Credit will be issued to your account when the box of diapers ships. The credit expires May 31, 2015

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Shipping will be Free with your Free Amazon Mom 30 Day Trial. Note that this is the Trial of Amazon Mom and Prime for 30 days. If you don’t cancel the trial membership after the trial period and decide to keep the service, it cost $99 per year.

Here are two scenarios (but note there are many to do) 

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There are different diapers you can choose from, these scenarios are just A FEW examples to show you how easy it is to save: 

Sign up to Amazon Mom 30-Day Trial (New Member)
Buy (1) Pampers Training Pants Boys 2T3T (100 Count) = $29
Clip $2.00 on Page Coupon = -$2.00
Save 20% with Subscribe & Save Amazon Mom = -$5.80
Pay: $21.20
Get Back $20 in Amazon Credits (For future transaction)
Final Price: $1.20 for big box of 100 count training pants + Free shipping after amazon credit

► Sign up to Amazon Mom 30-Day Trial (New Member)
Buy (1) Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 (216 Count) = $44.99
Clip $2.00 on Page Coupon = -$2.00
Save 20% with Subscribe & Save Amazon Mom = -$8.99
Pay: $34
Get Back $20 in Amazon Credits (For future transaction)
Final Price: $14 for big box of 216 count diapers + Free shipping after amazon credit

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IMPORTANT:   This 50% off offer is only available to New Amazon Mom members. The discount won’t apply to accounts that’s previously been an Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom in the last 12 months. If you sign up between now and 4/2/15 as a new member, you will qualify. You have until 4/15 to make your purchase transaction to get the discount. And again, the $20 Credit will be issued to your account when the diapers ships. The $20 Credit expires 5/31/15 if not used.

When you start your Free 30-Day Trial as an Amazon Mom (Also automatically on Amazon Prime), you’ll will also get 20% off diapers subscriptions, Free 2-Day shipping, 30 day trial of Prime Instant Video, and Exclusive Coupons. If you are currently expecting, you’ll also receive a 15% baby registry completion discount. Just remember if Amazon Mom doesn’t work out for you, you must cancel your account before the 30-Day period is up or you will be charged. You will also want to cancel subscribe & save separately in Your Accounts to stop the monthly subscription of diapers.  When you sign up for Subscribe and Save, you are under NO obligation and can cancel at anytime. To cancel or modify your Subscribe and Save items, click on “my account” and then “subscriptions” or “Manage Subscribe and Save” and you can cancel and/or modify anything you want. If you do not cancel the trial membership after the trial period and decide to keep the service it costs $99/year.

Thanks, FSF




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My Mess, BUT His Message of Hope – BE INSPIRED!!

4.15.14
My Mess, BUT God’s Message of Hope – Be Inspired!

As most of you know I have been dealing with anxiety. It is gradually getting better, but at one point it was extremely debilitating. During these last six weeks, God has revealed so much to me. Last week I went to a Restoring the Foundation Class. It is where 2 people minister to you to get rid of the sins in our past, family’s past, etc. I have found so much healing in this. During the very first day one of the ministers asked me if there was anything I was ashamed of that I would not share. Well, I immediately thought she meant to them and I said “No, I want to heal so I am willing to share everything with you guys”. She said “No, is there anything that you don’t want to share with others?” and I immediately knew the answer was Yes. You see, for almost 19 years I have had something that I am so ashamed of. Something that even though I have asked for forgiveness from God, I have never let it go. Over the last 6 months to year God has been convicting me that he wants me to share with others ~ to encourage others ~ and for others to know we can have victory over any sin we have committed by His mercy and grace. Most of you know I am transparent. I don’t want to pretend like I am something that I am not and one of the main reasons why I have shared my struggle with anxiety. I have always thought if I can encourage one person, then I did what God wanted me to do.  BUT this was the ONE thing I have hid behind.  The ONE thing I did not want anyone to know. There was shame in it (BUT no more because after my class I NOW HAVE COMPLETE VICTORY BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS).   I am certain many of you will be shocked, but what I know is every Saint has a past and every Sinner has a Future ~ there are NO EXCEPTIONS. We are all human and we have all fallen short. None of us deserve His mercy or grace, but it is given freely to each of us that ask for it. I have asked for it for years, but never fully received it, last week I DID!!  God then began convicting me that I needed to share with others.  Thursday on my way to Proclaim FM they were talking about Michael W. Smith and his drug and alcohol abuse and how his testimony now is so strong.  Another affirmation from God that yes, it was time.  BUT again I tried to reason with God why I wasn’t ready to share it yet.  God clearly told me TODAY was the day so I am being obedient. It is part of my testimony and has shaped me into who I am today. My mess has become God’s message for my life. Thank you Jesus!

April 13, 1996, Jamie and I had an abortion (gasp). It hurts to even type this, but I have hid behind this mask for too long. I could minimize and give every excuse in the book why we chose that, but none of that matters. I have hurt and cried for many years because of this decision. I have felt unworthy and a number of other emotions I never realized I had until going through the RTF (Restoring The Foundation Class). But this is the way Satan uses our sins to make us feel we are unworthy. On April 13, 1997, exactly one year later, we had a miscarriage. What are the chances of that? So again, Satan took that sin and magnified it (as if it could be any worse). A few years later I took an Evangelism Explosion Class and shared my testimony with the Minister about giving my life to Christ at 5, and how I had held on to the guilt of the abortion for many years, but wanted to accept God’s forgiveness and he told me not to share that part (the abortion) while evangelizing to others. So again, reminding me of just How bad Satan wanted me to feel. The shame I felt was unbearable at times, especially when it came time for Sanctity of Life Sunday. Jamie and I always sat in the back and cried our eyes out, feeling horrible. We counseled with our Pastor from McCord Road Christian Church and I was amazed at the unconditional love he showed to us. He prayed many times with us and always encouraged us about God’s mercy and Grace. One of the main reasons why we are such huge advocates of adoption is because these women chose life. You see with an abortion you can hid and not share with others, but with a pregnancy people watch a baby grow in your belly and then know you gave that child up for adoption. Knowing many will form judgement on them. They chose life knowing many would know of their decision of adoption; such an unselfish act.

April 13th was always a very emotional day for us as we both mourned, but then the healing began. On April 13, 2002 my dad gave his life to Christ. Yes, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. We were so thankful for that wonderful gift. Then April 28th, we went and met with the birth parents of Jadyn to see if they would allow us to adopt her. They agreed and we never asked what her birthday was until the next day. I am certain you can guess her Birthday – April 13!! God is sooooo good. He was showing us over and over that we were forgiven, but we were not receiving it. Two years ago, Jamie and I went to a healing service and both asked for forgiveness to each other as we both were still holding on to resentment. It was very powerful and we both felt a huge weight lifted from us, BUT I still did not receive the forgiveness from God. I still cringed every time I heard someone speak about abortion. I didn’t ever want anyone to know I had one, what would they think of me? Would they judge me? What I learned last week is God is my judge and my jury and He HAS Forgiven me already by dying on the cross for me. He knows my heart. He knows how very sorry I am, he knows the shame I have felt, but he doesn’t want me to live in Shame, rather in Victory. Let the healing begin by his love, grace, and mercy. I also received a vision of Jesus standing by my head during the abortion holding the baby and it was a girl.  God revealed that he wants me to share my mess as this is His message and in that is VICTORY!  Rather than shame, I should feel freedom, wholeness, and forgiveness. Satan is who wants me to live in shame and not heal. I have received God’s forgiveness. I have received his grace and mercy and I am ready to share HIS message now. If one person can be encouraged by what I am sharing. If one life can be changed. If one person chooses life over abortion. If one person gets rid of shame and accepts forgiveness, then I did what God wanted me to do. I know what I did was wrong, but I cannot live in the past, I have to turn the next chapter of the book and that is to show others just how good God is.

I know I may lose followers after this and that is okay. God will take care of me and my family – he is faithful in all things and at all times. I am exhausted from hiding behind the mask of shame, and wanted to be transparent with all of you. I love you all and truly hope this will encourage you to know that God is in the business of Healing, Forgiveness, and Restoration.  If you have something you are not receiving His forgiveness for, meditate on it and pray. Don’t let satan steal what God has planned for your life. Don’t beat yourself up over the sins you have made, rather go to the creator and let him start healing you TODAY!!  Love you all more than you know!!  I am healed by the blood of Jesus :-) 

GOD IS GOOD. . . ALL THE TIME!!




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FREE Ibotta App – Earn Money When You Shop + NEW USERS CAN EARN AN EXTRA $2!!

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If you haven’t signed up for the Ibotta app yet, you will want to now. They have special promotions all the time, where you can earn extra money:)    Why not get paid to shop? I featured this app on GMA back in January. It is an easy app and very user friendly. It is a great way to maximize your savings!! Right now you can snag $0.25/1 egg, $0.25/1 any milk, $0.25/1 any cereal. . and so much more!!!!

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Here is how the Ibotta app works:

1. Download the Free Ibotta App BY CLICKING HERE

It is currently compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th & 5th generation) iPad (limited stores), and Android – HOLLA LUJAH!!. [Read more...]




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Update to my Health & a Huge Thank you to Dr. Kasunic, Denise, and Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers!!

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Update on my Health

As most of you know I have been having some health conditions. What started out as severe anxiety then turned into abnormal blood work and needing an app’t with a hematologist. My faith is very strong, but I will not lie, I was very anxious even though I knew God was in complete control of my life.  When you are told you have abnormal blood work and need to see a hematologist/oncologist and have already lost both parents to cancer, I think it is reasonable to say my anxiety was heightened.  I immediately asked my friend, MaryBeth, from 101.5 The River who she saw for her cancer and she said Dr. Tim Kasunic was the best. She said he will calm you down and you will feel so comfortable with him. I trust MaryBeth so I called and made the app’t with Dr. Kasunic. As most of you know I have worked in the medical field my entire adult life so I have much experience with many offices. What I noticed most about Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers was the professionalism and compassion they had for me. Upon making my app’t,  I explained how anxious I was, what was going on, and they fit me right in the schedule. This was a huge blessing because I knew Dr. Kasunic would be on vacation for two week so if I didn’t get in this week, I would have to wait even longer. They graciously fit me in his schedule.  

I spent a lot of time in prayer today and then went to my Restoring the Foundation Class at Church and they prayed over me. Jamie picked me up and we headed to The Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers/Dr. Kasunic’s office. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the front desk staff (a very young lady) who was so full of life; all smiles and very polite. She took my information and Jamie and I had a seat. By this time my heart was pounding out of my chest (okay maybe an exaggeration LOL). Jamie grabbed my hand and we began to pray, we prayed for God’s peace and a healing of my blood. For complete healing and for it to be nothing that was incurable but more importantly we prayed for God’s will to be done. The nurse came out to get me to take my vitals and Praise God my BP was normal, but yes, my heart was racing. She took me in the room and explained that Dr. Kasunic would be in shortly. She again was very calming and super nice. Dr. Kasunic came in the room with his staff to do the charting and my goodness were they both the kindest, gentlest people ever. His laugh just put a smile on my face:-) He took so much time with me and Jamie and went over my blood work line by line. He examined me and explained everything to our satisfaction and just had a very calming presence about himself. I explained to him that after losing both of my parents to cancer and my dad actually choking on his own blood (after his lung tumor ruptured) that was I was afraid he was going to tell me I had cancer. He explained that he definitely felt it was iron deficiency anemia, but still needed to order blood work just to make sure he was not missing anything and went over the plan. He listened, he let me and Jamie talk, he was engaged with our conversation, and more importantly there was a compassion about him. I explained to him about my anxiety and that I was pretty laid back (I don’t think he bought it LOL). The plan is for me to get blood work tomorrow, in 6 weeks, and then return to see him in three months. I also will be starting a new medication since the ferrous sulfate is making me sick to my stomach. Before he left the room I asked if I could hug him (which I am sure you all know that is just me by now) and of course he allowed me. The service that he provided to me was priceless. He didn’t act above us, talk down to us, but made us feel comfortable and we knew we could ask him anything. What an answer to prayer he was. Upon checkout we went to the desk and met Denise and she as well was amazing. Her kindness and smiling face was huge to me. She gave me my dates, had individual calendars that she circled the dates for me so I didn’t have to walk out with a little card with all the dates written on it.  It is the smallest things that sometimes matter the most :-)  As always your continued prayers are very much appreciated, for healing of whatever abnormalities are going on in my blood, that I would be healed completely by the stripes of Jesus :-)  

So many of us tell only about our bad experiences, but I wanted to share how great this office is. If you are in need of a hematologist/oncologist, I can recommend Dr. Kasunic to all of you without hesitation as well as his office. I can guarantee that you will feel 100% confident with him, his staff, and you will receive such a warmth. It takes someone special to work in this field and I would ask all of you to pray for blessings for Dr. Kasunic and his staff. They are impacting lives and I feel so blessed by him and his practice.  

On a side note, before they called me into the office an older lady came out with her daughter who you could tell was undergoing chemotherapy. She seemed very down about her news and I would just ask you call to add her to your prayer list. I don’t know her name, but I know she is in need of prayers. Maybe we can all join together and ask God for a healing over her body.

Thank you all for the prayers and love you have shown to me and our family over these last few months. I feel so blessed by each and everyone of you and thank you all for your support to our blog. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Love you guys.

GOD IS GOOD. . .ALL THE TIME!!




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FREE LAUNDRY DAY TODAY, 3/7!!!

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FREE LAUNDRY DAY!!

If you are need of clean laundry, let us do it for you for FREE!!!  From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (last wash will start at noon) join us at Super Suds Laundromat, 3509 W. Alexis Road, Toledo, OH .  We will be providing 2 loads of laundry per family (while supplies last) and light refreshments.  We provide all the laundry supplies, all you have to do is bring your dirty clothes!!  Hope to see many of you out there today!!

If you have been following the blog long, you will remember we did 4 in 2014 with over 800 loads done to date. It is heartwarming!

We know that we cannot do this, but we know it is possible through Christ.  We are asking everyone to please prayfully consider getting involved. . all the glory to God:) Thanks for considering and we are excited to see this happen:) GOD IS GOOD. . . ALL THE TIME!!




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