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Looking to improve your sleep? Let me introduce you to a company that can help you bring bedtime to the next level. Brentwood Home has an amazing array of mattresses, bedding, pillows and more. Not only are they beautiful and beautifully made, but they’re produced with healthy, natural materials that are safe for you and your home.

I really think good pillows are something we often take for granted. It's been many years since I've invested in a new one, and I'm totally kicking myself for not doing it sooner. I've slept like a dream ever since I switched to my Helena pillow!

We're still sleeping on the mattress that we got when we got married, so I've totally got my eye on a new Mirador mattress. I can't believe it comes squashed into that tiny box, and you really can't beat Brentwood Home's 120-night guarantee: "Sleep on your mattress for up to 120 nights. If you don’t love it, we’ll give you a full refund and pick it up for free."

Oh, I almost forgot -- right now there's a Brentwood Home coupon available! Use promo code OURHOME at checkout to save 10% on your purchase.

I've teamed up with the folks at Brentwood Home for an awesome giveaway, featuring bedroom essentials that’ll change the way you sleep. In this sleep wellness bundle, you’ll receive four pillows that will have you more excited than ever to jump into bed. Here's what the Sleep Wellness Bundle includes:

2 Helena Latex/Kapok Pillows

Two pillows are filled with all-natural latex ribbons that have a responsive feel that provides uplifting support, combined with silky-smooth kapok. They’ll be the perfect fit for people who switch between multiple sleeping positions, as they easily mold to your neck and head. The cover is made of organic cotton, grown without toxic pesticides or fertilizers,
so you can sleep safe and sound.

2 Carmel Molded Latex Pillows

The winner will also receive two Carmel molded latex pillows that are bouncy, resilient, and molded to perfectly contour your head and neck. They’re made with healthy materials for your sleep, like a 100% organic cotton cover, and they’re certified free of synthetic materials by the Eco-institut.

Win A Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle!

One (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle (a $276 value), which includes:

To enter, share which other Brentwood Homes product you'd like to try in the comment section below!

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.

 
This post is in partnership with Brentwood Home. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site possible!

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Ladies, have you tried argan oil, yet? It has some truly amazing benefits, and I'd love to introduce you all to this high-quality organic brand.

Aynara Beauty Organic Argan Oil is natural, cruelty-free, and vegan. It is rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and proteins that work together to fight fine lines, repair skin imperfections, reduce acne, and deeply moisturize skin. 

And Aynara Beauty Organic Argan Oil isn’t just for skin use. It makes a great makeup primer that can blend out foundation, contour, and highlights to give a flawless, airbrushed look. A few drops can also work wonders on dry hair and split ends.

  • 100% Pure Virgin Certified Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil
  • Prevents & Reduces Stretch Marks, Reduces Acne & Acne Scars
  • Reduces Inflammation, Relieves Damage skin
  • Regenerates, Rejuvenates, Hydrates all skin types, prevents wrinkle formation & improves skin elasticity
  • Promotes Scalp Health, Prevents Split Ends & Restores hair shine

I have to say I'm a bit addicted to this stuff... Aynara Beauty Organic Argan Oil has such a wonderful scent, and I'm always a sucker for a fabulous multipurpose product. I apply it to my face at night before applying my moisturizer, and then I use any excess oil that's on my hands on the ends of my hair. I also use it on my lips and cuticles, and they've never looked better. You only need a few drops, so one bottle goes a long way!

P.S. Aynara Beauty Organic Argan Oil would be a great Christmas gift for your fave beauty junkie!

Win An Aynara Beauty Organic Argan Oil Gift Basket!

One (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win an Aynara Beauty Gift Basket, a $288 value! To enter, share which benefit you're most excited to gain when you try Aynara Beauty's Organic Argan Oil.

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.

 
This post is in partnership with Aynara Beauty. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site possible!

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I partnered with National Geographic Kids for this giveaway.

National Geographic Kids teaches kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place. It is the only kids brand with a scientific, education, and conservation organization at its core, and did you know that National Geographic Kids is the #1 publisher of nonfiction books for kids, producing more than 100 titles per year?! From board books to leveled readers to almanacs to their wildly popular Weird but True series, they have books for every young reader on your list.

Today I'm excited to share National Geographic Kids' Holiday Gift Ideas for readers ages 8-12:

Big, Gifty & Glitzy: 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 3

Find fascinating knowledge nuggets on all kinds of cool topics, from bubble gum and ice cream to the outer space and the North Pole! This book offers hours of unplugged fun for curious kids who love to be the trivia expert in the family. (Ages 8-12)

Best Gift Book for the New Year: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

Get inspired for the year ahead with the most popular kids’ almanac on the planet! It features 350+ pages of incredible photos, fun facts, news, activities, and features about animals, science, exploration, technology, culture, and more. (Ages 8-12)

Something a Little Weird: Weird but True 8

Kids love Weird But True! The latest, greatest in this endlessly fascinating series – now with more than 20 titles – is full of 300 all-new wild and wacky facts and pictures. (Ages 8-12)

Today, one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a National Geographic Gift of Adventure Prize Pack, which includes:

  • a $100 Visa gift card for holiday adventures!

To enter, share what your reader loves about National Geographic Kids books.  Do they gobble up the random facts to share with all who will listen??

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Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four 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 what your reader loves about National Geographic Kids books.  Do they gobble up the random facts to share with all who will listen??

2. Join the Deal Seeking Mom community 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.

Prize:

One (1) National Geographic Gift of Adventure Prize Pack, as described above.

This giveaway ends at 2pm on Thursday, November 17, 2016 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 listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

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Disclosure: Sponsored by Mirum Shopper, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!

I grew up near the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and spent many weekends there with my mom watching Indy car racing. But I never had the opportunity to see a NASCAR race. The Mid-Ohio Challenge XFINITY Series race has only been in existence for about four years now, and it's been at least that long since I've made it back to catch a race.

As a racing fan, seeing a NASCAR race is on my bucket list... Have you ever been? I know it's loud, of course, but beyond that, I'm curious whether the atmosphere is similar to the Indy car races I grew up on.

Either way, I'm super excited to be able to offer my readers a special NASCAR Gear Giveaway courtesy of Harris Teeter, Hellmann's and Breyers, consisting of items autographed by Dale Earnhardt Jr.!

NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Jr. Autographed Prize Package (ARV $280):

  • One (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Autographed Diecast Model Car (ARV $160)
  • One (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Autographed T-Shirt (ARV $60)
  • One (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Autographed Hat (ARV $60)

To enter, just head over to the Deal Seeking Mom Facebook page through Friday, September 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm CT and follow the instructions. 14 lucky readers will win!

In the meantime, be sure you're signed up for a Harris Teeter VIC card to receive members only discounts, coupons, and a special item of the week!

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In just 8 days, my kids' summer break will come to an end and they'll head back to school. Summer just flew by way too quickly... I'm embarrassed to say we haven't even begun our back to school shopping, yet, and I am NOT looking forward to the dent it's going to put in our already-stretched-thin budget.

Thankfully, I've got more than a few years of back to school shopping under my belt, so I've learned some pretty good strategies for saving money along the way. I'm guessing many of you could use a little help stretching your Back to School budgets, so I thought I'd share my tried and true tactics, starting with the all-important prep work!

Prep Before You Shop

  • Make a list -- If you create a list and stick to it, you're going to ensure that you get everything you need in one trip. This is especially helpful if you have several students, as I do. Combine all of their lists into one master list, and you'll save yourself a huge headache.
  • Take inventory -- Every year my kids come home at the end of the school year with bags of unused glue sticks, pencils, erasers, scissors, etc. Don't let these items go to waste; take them into consideration when making your list for this year. Likely you'll find many of these items listed once again.
  • Do your homework -- Gather up those current sales ads and see what the prices are like this week so you can plan your trip accordingly.

How To Shop In Store For Back To School

If you prefer to shop in stores, these tips are for you. But by all means, do the prep work above first to get the most for your money!

  • Buy discounted gift cards before you go -- Once you've decided where to shop, check a site like Raise.com to purchase gift cards for that store at significant savings. Save even more by using the referral code dseeking during registration to receive a $5 credit, and use SAVE5 when checking out for another $5 off a $25 purchase. That's a total of $10 in FREE cash toward your supplies, plus the savings from the discount gift card!
  • Save on gas -- Utilize price matching so you're not running all over town. Carry all of your ads into a store and have that store meet the advertised prices.
  • Don't forget your coupons -- More and more schools are asking parents to supply classroom items outside the traditional school supplies. Items on our list include things like hand sanitizer, Clorox Wipes, Kleenex, and Ziploc Bags. You'll find coupons available for all of these items in the Deal Seeking Mom Coupon Database.
  • Save your receipts -- Many stores will refund the difference if the price of an item you purchased drops within 14 days. Keep the receipts in an envelope in your purse, so you have them handy if you notice a markdown or sale at a later date.

How To Shop Online For Back To School

Just don't feel like fighting the crowds this year? I can't say that I blame you. Luckily, now is a better time than ever to consider shopping online for school supplies and clothing! Let me show you how to save big using a $50 online Kmart purchase as an example.

  • Buy discounted gift cards before you go -- As I mentioned before, checking a site like Raise.com to purchase gift cards can yield significant savings. Save even more by using the referral code dseeking when creating your account to receive a $5 credit, and use SAVE5 when checking out for another $5 off a $25 purchase.
     
    Right now, you can purchase Kmart gift cards for use in stores or online up to 4.2% off. So using a $50 Kmart gift card priced at 4% off as an example, you can purchase it for as low as $38 if you use the referral code and promo code above, cutting $12 off your purchase right from the start!
  • Shop through a cashback site -- Start off your purchase by shopping through your favorite cash back site. For Kmart, in particular, you can earn up to 6% cash back depending on which site you choose. On a $50 purchase, that's an additional $3 in savings.
  • Search for promo codes before checking out -- Do a quick Google search for the store name + "coupons" or "promo code" to find extra savings. Typically you can at least find a free shipping code, but many times you'll find money off or gift with purchase codes, as well.
     
    Kmart actually does some of the work for you, listing some available offers clearly at the top of their site. For example, right now you automatically get free shipping on a purchase of $35 or more. There's also an offer for Shop Your Way members to get $10 back in point when you spend $35 on Back to School items. And when I did a search for "Kmart promo code", I found another code for $5 off a $45 purchase. Combine them all, and that's another $15+ in savings! And don't forget you're saving on gas, too.

All together, this equals a total savings of more than $30!!! Not too shabby for about 5 minutes worth of work. Am I right?! And of course you can use these same strategies to save at any store you like, AND they work beyond Back to School shopping. Discounted gift cards are one of my favorite ways to save year round!

Win a $150 Kmart gift card from Raise.com!

How would you like to win a $150 Kmart gift card? I want to help one of YOU stretch your Back to School shopping budget even further with this awesome giveaway. To enter to win, just comment below to let me know what back to school deals you're still searching for that could benefit from a Raise.com gift card. I'll choose a winner from all of the entries submitted!

 
Disclosure: Sponsored by Raise.com, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!

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