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Thanks to Disney for sending me a copy of The Mortification of Fovea Munson and for providing a prize pack!

I know I always appreciate age-appropriate reading recommendations for my younger kids, so I'm pleased to share with you this book that's perfect for elementary age readers that are just beginning chapter books. Added bonus? It's a perfect read for Halloween...

The Mortification of Fovea Munson is equal parts funny and disgusting, making it appealing to both boys and girls. Girls will relate to the 12-year-old heroine that's struggling with confidence, and boys will love every minute of the talking disembodied heads. Gruesome, but in a comical way!

Recommended for ages 8-12, it's available for purchase now!

Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor.

True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea's stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is by no means Dr. Frankenstein's snuffling assistant! That is, until three disembodied heads, left to thaw in the wet lab, start talking. To her. Out loud. What seems like a nightmare, or bizarre hallucination, is not. Fovea is somebody's Igor, all right. Three somebodies, actually. And they need a favor.

With a madcap sense of humor and a lot of heart (not to mention other body parts), this is a story about finding oneself, finding one's friends, and embracing the moment.

Today, one (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a The Mortification of Fovea Munson Prize Pack, which includes:

  • a copy of The Mortification of Fovea Munson
  • a $50 Visa gift card to (trick-or)-treat yourself

To enter, share how you teach your children to flip things sunny-side up when things seem to being going wrong.


Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, or three for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Share your Halloween plans for this year!

2. Join the Bits & Bites by Unsophisticook group on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.


One (1) The Mortification of Fovea Munson Prize Pack, as described above.

This giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Friday, October 26th, 2018 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Prizing and samples provided by Disney. Good luck!


Meet the New Polaroid Snap Touch Camera + Giveaway!

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 28, 2018 · 72 comments

I know some of you already have an eye toward holiday gifts, so I thought I'd take a minute to introduce you to this new Polaroid Snap Touch Camera! Plus keep scrolling for a giveaway in honor of #MeetPolaroidTravels.

Share your best travel moments with #MeetPolaroidTravels throughout this summer for a chance to win...well, it's a surprise! Submissions end on September 4. Like @MeetPolaroid for details on how to enter, winner announcements and more!

If you loved playing with a Polaroid camera when you were little (as I did), you're going to adore this updated technology. It's a Polaroid camera for the digital age, that adults, teens, and tweens will all adore. In fact, I don't even know where mine is 95% of the time, because my girls are always playing with it...

The Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera makes it fun, quick, and easy to snap, record, edit, print, and share all of those moments that you want to treasure for years to come. You can share instantly via bluetooth connectivity, or print your favorite images with the built-in instant printer!

My girls LOVE the instant print feature for decorating their lockers with photos of them and their friends. And the special 2x3" ZINK zero ink photo paper makes it super easy to do this with its peel off sticky back. You can even add filters, borders, and stickers to your photos before you take them -- all made easy by the 3.5" LCD screen on the back of the camera.

The Polaroid Snap Touch is available in 6 colors: white, black, red, pink, blue. and purple. Find it on or in stores at Macy's, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart!

Want to win a Polaroid Snap Touch Camera? Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered for a chance to win...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by Polaroid; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!


It's Nintendo Switch's birthday! To celebrate, GameStop is introducing the #NintendoSwitchChallenge -- a fun (and a little wacky) way to play Mario Kart! We're a total Switch family, so my boys just HAD to try it out. Check out their video below (or click here to watch on YouTube). It was such a blast!

Now, it’s YOUR turn! Film your race, then post it all over social media. Make sure to tag @GameStop with the hashtag #NintendoSwitchChallenge. They’re going to be giving away a bunch of awesome Switch accessories for fans who do the challenge. And tag me too -- @TaraKuczykowski! I'd love to see how your race compares to ours.

Make sure to visit your local GameStop from March 3-10, because more than 50 Switch toys, collectibles and accessories are going to be on sale! Here are the top deals, but you can check out the full lineup of sales on GameStop’s flyer:

  • 20% off select Nintendo Switch accessories—controllers, charging docks, carrying cases, racing wheels and more
  • 20% off select Nintendo-themed plush, toys, housewares & drinkware
  • Up to $20 off select Switch games (FIFA 18 for only $39.99!)
  • Get an extra $5 when you trade any Nintendo Switch games
  • 50% extra credit on any future Nintendo Switch game trades with purchase of any of these sale products

On to the challenge! Here’s how to play...

You’ll Need: At least two players, a Nintendo Switch, and Mario Kart 8 (don’t have a Nintendo Switch? Don’t worry—GameStop has you covered! More than 1,400 stores have a demo Switch, where you can film your challenge – check out their Switch store locator to find the nearest Switch-ready store near you)

Player One: This is the “Commander,” who sits facing the screen – it’s also fun to have more than one Commander, just beware—it can get a little loud!

Player Two: The “Driver” sits with their back to the screen (or blindfolded)—with the Joy-cons or controller
Rev Your Engine: Start up your Switch, fire up Mario Kart 8 and get ready to put your skills to the test

The Challenge: The Commander guides the Driver through the course –telling them when to turn, use their items, avoid running into walls and cows and fences…

Share: Post your best race on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or YouTube channel! Make sure to tag @GameStop with the hashtag: #NintendoSwitchChallenge

Win A Switch Accessory Prize Package!

Today, one (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Nintendo Switch Gear Prize Pack from GameStop and PDP (ARV $150+), which includes the following:

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered for a chance to win...

This giveaway is sponsored by GameStop; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!


If you're getting a tax refund this year (and I hope you are!), you can get the biggest bang for Uncle Sam’s buck at GameStop with their two-week Refund Sale Event!

If that tax refund is burning a hole your pocket, don’t miss the chance to stretch your refund with tons of awesome deals at GameStop. From Feb. 25 to March 6, GameStop is offering early-bird filers a way to multiply their hard-earned dollars with unbeatable savings and trade offers on a variety of games, consoles, accessories, toys, and apparel.

A few highlights:

  • Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop stores nationwide and on
  • Save $100 on PlayStation VR headset bundles (offer valid until March 3)
  • Save $50 on all new Xbox One S consoles (offer valid until March 2)
  • Up to 50% off top game titles – Xbox, PS4 and PC
  • Buy 1, get 1 50% off POP! vinyl figures, t-shirts, hats and socks

For the full line-up of refund sale deals, visit!

Today, one (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Tax Season Prize Pack from GameStop (ARV $150+), which includes the following:


Pixel Pals – set of 2 (shipped at random)
Funko POP! Vinyl Figures – set of 2 (shipped at random)

Nintendo Switch Accessory Pack:

Light-Up Dock Shield
Deluxe Wired Controller
Switch Backpack

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered for a chance to win...

This giveaway is sponsored by GameStop; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!


Don’t Miss These 5 High Value Giveaways Ending Soon!

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 19, 2017 · 1 comment

I've got a number of high value giveaways that are ending soon (some tonight!)... So I figured I'd round them up for you to make it super easy and convenient. Each link will open in a new window so you can come back to this list. There's still time to enter to win!

HUGE GameStop GameDays Prize Package (ARV $880), ends tonight!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8 (ARV $230), ends tonight!

$200 Meijer gift card + 1 of 3 Shipt subscriptions (grand prize ARV $299; 1st prize ARV $99), ends tomorrow night!

1 of 20 Ninja Cooking System with Auto-iQ multi cookers (ARV $149.99 ea.), ends 12/31/17

$100 Visa Gift Card from Hatfield Quality Meats, ends 12/31/17

Good luck and Merry Christmas!!!

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