Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Clean Router! {Internet Protection}

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Clean Router in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own except for factual information about product.

Being a parent is the hardest job I’ve ever had. Yes, I called it a job. Of course its a blessing to raise children, but unlike most positions in the work force parenthood doesn’t come with an Employee Manual. You get a lot of hands on experience once you become a Mother or Father. Most of what parents learn about how to raise a child is through trial and error… lots and lots of error 😉 There are some things that are perfectly safe to learn through the trial and error process when it comes to raising children. Such as the process of figuring out what foods those tiny humans like by watching them throw all the peas on the floor.

However, there are some parenting mistakes that you don’t get a second chance with. One of those things is protecting their innocence. Things that are seen can never be unseen. So now that my kids are growing out of the throwing peas off the ledge of the highchair stage and moving into the realm of technological entertainment I have begun to research ways to ensure my children are protected from the multitude of inappropriate content that the internet seems to shove in our face daily.

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In my search I came across a nifty invention called the Clean Router. Just like a generic router it hooks up to any PC or laptop.  The feature that sets it apart from a typical router is the software loaded on it that can be customized to block specific types of websites! In addition to blocking sites it also has personalized options that will include a Daily Email Report showing the previous day’s internet usage history.

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Clean Router was simple to install. Although I can’t take the credit for hooking it up – I leave all things technology based up to my husband for fear that I will completely ruin the computer with something as simple as plugging in the charger cord 😉 My husband showed me that as soon as he connected it to the laptop it prompted him to follow the easy 5-step set up process (as seen in image above).

I highly recommend purchasing this product if you have children, teens, or young adults in your home. Even though us mommas love to tease that we have eyes in the back of our heads and can see everything, we all know that our ability to watch every move our child makes is limited. So why risk the split second it takes for a child to sneak away and type a few words that they heard from the older kids on the playground into a search engine and forever remember an image of something intended for adult viewing only.

You can purchase Clean Router on their website and be sure to visit their Facebook page for more info on what this amazing product can do.

Groupon Goods Deals: Back to School Items! {+ Beauty, Toys, Clothing}

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by Darlin’ Deals on behalf of Groupon. I was compensated for sharing this information.

As Summer quickly comes to an end (well not weather wise – its 100+ degrees here) children and teens will be heading back to school as early as August. As usual the Back to School aisles at stores are crowded and already picked over.. so why not shop online?

Did you know Groupon has more than event and location discounts? They also have a Groupon Goods section with tons of products to choose from!

While I was browsing the site I came across a few items that would be great to purchase for the school year ahead. Personalized labels are great for keeping track of your little one’s school belongings like pencil boxes, lunchboxes, crayon containers and more. If your child will be going into upper grades with more detailed art projects, crayons might not be the only medium used – Groupon Goods has a 48 count of markers in a variety of colors. Many schools now offer electronic based assignments, so to keep those iPads and tablets charged you might be interested in snagging a few extra cables from Groupon Goods. Since backpacks can become bottomless pits (much like a woman’s purse) organization products are crucial; Groupon has deals on handy bag organizers too.
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If Back to School products isn’t what you’re in search of, you’ll still want to check out Groupon Goods to find amazing prices on clothing, toys, home décor and more! I even spotted deals on beauty products and jewelry. Whatever you are looking for be sure to check out Groupon before heading out to stores because shopping from home is so convenient especially if you have small children like I do 😉

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Printable Coupons – including Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

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Check out MySavings for some of the best printable coupons around! They have money saving offers on everything from food to beauty products and even baby related coupons as well. You can sort through the coupons easily to get the ones you want. There is even an option to share the coupons on social media or email them.

For example, you can print a high value Happy Baby  Pouches – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Coupon, and Pay $0.70 at Target for them!

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Robots-4-U Summer Camp: 55% OFF!

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Hey Darlins! If you’re looking for an educational program to enroll your children in during the Summer, check out ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps!

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Darlin’ Deals readers will receive 55% Off Robotics Science Summer Camps! Use code: SCA1660D at www.ROBOTS-4-U.com

These fun educational based programs are now enrolling – Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life!

– Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges

– Camps Girls and Boys – Aged 7 to 14

– Robot Camps and Dynamic Art Camps offered during June, July and August

– Hands on Learning, Beginners to Expert level

– 1 week (5 days) long

– Days: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Register early as camps do fill up quickly!

You can also follow them on Twitter – @Robots4U and find them on Facebook as well, www.facebook.com/Robots4Usummercamp

Campers will have a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment. Learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way!
Visit www.ROBOTS-4-U.com to see dates and locations for these day camps.

Groupon Coupons {Kohl’s, Dominos, Hotels.com, Macy’s, Disney + More}

Disclaimer: This a sponsored post written by Darlin’ Deals on behalf of Groupon. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for use, validity, or availability of offers on Groupon’s website.

I have been a Coupon Shopper for most of my adult life. As you all know I am always looking for a way to save a buck whether shopping in stores or online. Then of course a few years ago I started passing on the savings details via blogging and sharing my posts on Facebook and Twitter. After all my years shopping and blogging about coupons would you believe that I literally just heard about Groupon Coupons the other day?! Groupon Coupons is my new favorite place to find discounts on just about everywhere I shop!

I browsed through a few of the store and website coupon offers that Groupon has to offer and found a few that I think would be of specific interest to my Darlins:

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Groupon even offers exclusive promo codes for online only purchases such as Hotels.com, Travelocity & Fandango! If you’ve thrown out those mailer coupons for your favorite pizza place, Groupon Coupons also has you covered with special offers for places like Dominos & Papa John’s too :) So no matter what your shopping preference is you are bound to find some great ways to save by browsing the selection of coupons, promo codes, and offers on Groupon Coupons section.

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ StoneFire Grill Lunch Specials Menu!

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Disclaimer: I was invited to a complimentary Media Tasting at Stonefire Grill for their new Lunch Specials menu in exchange for a review and was compensated with a gift card. I was not persuaded to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you have been following my blog for a long period of time you are probably familiar with 2 things about me personally; first I love being a stay at home Mom and secondly I love food! However, it is rare for me to have an opportunity to enjoy delicious food while I spend time with my precious children. So when I was invited to attend yet another wonderful Stonefire Grill Media Tasting Event and found out that it was during lunch hour I thought I would have to decline the invitation as I would not have someone to watch my daughter during the day. To my pleasant surprise StoneFire’s Event Coordinators welcomed the idea of bringing my daughter along. Now I know this review has yet to touch on the tasty food, but for any Moms out there I thought I would start out by letting you all know what a family friendly establishment StoneFire Grill is!

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The event was hosted at the West Hills restaurant in the sunny enclosed patio seating area which provided beautiful views of the rose bushes and tons of natural lighting perfect for a lunchtime meal. There was ample seating and the semi-outdoor feel provided comfortable setting for a family with small children (like mine).

The Lunch Specials Menu is the latest addition to StoneFire Grill’s ‘Freshly Prepared. Simply Delicious.’ food selection. The Lunch Specials Menu features many of their most beloved dishes paired with an individual side item such as their mouth-watering breadsticks, garlic mashed potatoes, and side salads. Here’s where the Lunch Specials at StoneFire Grill are set apart from the usual Lunch Menus at other restaurants – portion size! As is the norm with StoneFire Grill their portion sizes are beyond generous and the lunch entrees are no exception. Every time I have eaten at StoneFire I leave feeling satisfied from a great meal, without that weighed down over-stuffed feeling you get from Burger Joints, plus I have a To-Go box in hand with leftovers to enjoy for dinner!

A few of my favorites from the Lunch Specials Menu were the Sandwich + Side and the Petite Salad + Breadstick with the salad options being BBQ Chopped, South of the Border, or Golden State Kale. Being a BBQ lover I chose the BBQ Chicken Wrap from the Sandwich options and the BBQ Tri-Tip Chopped Salad for the Petite Salad selection.

My husband enjoyed the Petite Pesto + Breadstick as well as the 9″ Pizza + Side Salad. Both were super tasty re-heated later that evening for our dinner too! Oh and did I mention these fresh and tasty lunch entrees are all just $7?! With large portion sizes and a price that won’t break the bank StoneFire really hit the mark on a delicious alternative to the usual burger & fry lunches that most people gravitate towards when they want to eat out on a budget.

If you’re not completely stuffed after enjoying your lunch entrée you will definitely want to try StoneFire’s Incredible Carrot Cake or even take home a dessert such as the Famous Fudge Brownies to enjoy later!

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So the next time you’re on a lunch break or even taking the kids out for an afternoon meal remember your local Stonefire Grill restaurant has a wide variety of options for even your pickiest eater!

Save 60% Off ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by Robots-4-U and shared on Darlin’ Deals as part of a promotion. Darlin’ Deals has no affiliation with the company or any of the services or products offered.

ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling and Darlin’ Deals readers can save 60% Off with Code: TEX1660M15

DYNAMIC ART & DESIGN Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Technology Meets Creativity!
www.dynamic-art-design.com @Robots4U #DynamicArt – Facebook.com/DynamicArtClass

Campers having a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment. Learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way!
Visit www.ROBOTS-4-U.com and www.dynamic-art-design.com to see dates and locations for these day camps.

– Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges
– Camps Girls and Boys – Aged 7 to 14
– Robot Camps and Dynamic Art Camps offered during June, July and August
– Hands on Learning, Self-Paced. Beginners to Expert!

KEY INFORMATION
– 1 week (5 days) long
– Days: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.
– CAMPERS RATIO: 1 Instructor to 16 participants
-Register early as camps do fill up quickly!
– Each Camper Individually uses a ROBOTICS or DYNAMIC ART Kit. Robot kits do not go home with campers but are available for purchase!

SAVE 60% Off ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camp with Code: TEX1660M15 www.ROBOTS-4-U.com @usfg #robots4u Expires 3/31

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Sponsored Post: National Cancer Prevention Month!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Cancer Treatment Centers of America Breast Cancer through a campaign for CTCA and MomSelect. All informational content was supplied to Darlin’ Deals and compensation was given for sharing this information.

Did you know that February is National Cancer Prevention Month?

An important preventative test that women can take part in is getting an annual mammogram to check for breast cancer. The recommended age to start getting mammograms is 40, but you can discuss this with your Physician to see what the best age for you to began these annual exams based on your family and personal health history.

If your mother, daughter, or sister has had or currently has breast cancer statistically you may be twice as likely to develop the disease. The good news is that up to 90% of women who find and treat breast cancer during its early stages remain cancer-free after 5 years! That’s reason enough to take preventative steps to ensure your health by getting a mammogram every year.

There are many tests that can be done by a medical care professional if a lump is found including mammogram, ultrasound, and/or biopsy.

For more detailed information check out Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s website.

How to Save Money at Starbucks!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dealspotr. All thoughts and opinions are of the author and do not represent Darlin’ Deals opinions.

How to Save Money at Starbucks

Starbucks has cemented itself as a favorite of Wall Street investors and caffeinated customers and has become one of the most treasured companies in America. With a rapidly growing company and thousands of locations, you really can find a Starbucks on just about every corner.

Even though Starbucks is incredibly popular, it has become so with relatively high prices. Starbucks customers are so attached to the company that many are willing to pay more for something from Starbucks instead of getting a similar product from another coffee shop for less money. Starbucks is known for its quality products and for its creative marketing, and customers keep coming back for more. However, dedicated Starbucks customers know there are lots of ways to save. Here are tips to get the coffee pick-me-up you need without breaking the bank.

Starbucks has evolved from its beginning and is now much more than just a stand-alone coffee shop. Starbucks products are sold in grocery stores and convenience stores around the country as well as at smaller cafes in big stores, which means there are lots of coupons available to use on your Starbucks experience of choice.

Stand-Alone Starbucks Locations Coupon See the My Starbucks Rewards section below.

Starbucks Products at Grocer Store Coupons

Starbucks occasionally places manufacturer coupons for its grocery products in local newspapers and coupon inserts. You can also find coupons specific to certain stores, like Target and CVS, on occasion.

Mini Starbucks Locations within Other Stores Coupons

Pay close attention to deal for Starbucks locations inside grocery stores, as these stores occasionally offer printed coupons and promotions.

Aside from printed coupons, you can also use promo codes on Starbucks.com, which can be even easier than clipping and using paper coupons. Starbucks frequently releases valuable online promo codes.

One often-overlooked place for Starbucks products is Sears.com. Sears regularly runs large site-wide sales and promo codes, which may be used on Starbucks items for deep discounts. Before making your purchase, make sure Starbucks isn’t on a list of exclusions for the coupon code.

In recent years, Starbucks’ rewards program has taken center stage and become a very valuable tool for customers on a budget. However, there are a few features that can be confusing for new users.

My Starbucks Rewards is different from many other rewards programs because it requires you to have a Starbucks card to register before you can sign up. You can get a Starbucks Card in four main ways:

  • Buy a physical gift card at a Starbucks store.
  • Buy an e-gift card from Starbucks.com.
  • Buy a specially marked Starbucks product at the grocery store and enter the Star code, which is located on or inside the packaging, at Starbucks.com to create an account.
  • Download the Starbucks app and sign up to get a free “digital” card. This is the only option that doesn’t require you to purchase a gift card. The app is free through the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store and is full integrated with the card. The app also features a digital card that is very similar to a debit card in how you load it with cash and transfer the balance if needed. If you keep enough money in your digital card, you can use the app to pay for in-store purchases.

After purchasing a physical or e-gift card, you’ll need to register it at Starbucks.com/rewards to complete your rewards program membership. And although it may seem like a lot of hoops to jump through just to join a rewards program, My Starbucks Rewards is definitely worth the effort. Members get exclusive email coupons that can be used at any Starbucks locations (although you must opt in to receive email notifications), as well as early access to new Starbucks products.

Aside from the coupons and promotions, the most valuable part of My Starbucks Rewards is the free food and drink rewards. Whenever you make a purchase at a participating Starbucks store using either a Starbucks card or digital card or mobile app, you earn a Star. You can also earn Stars by buying specially marked Starbucks items at the grocery store or online at Starbucks.com. As you earn more Stars, you’ll receive more freebie offers.

Starbucks also runs a “Treat Receipt” promotion for rewards members. After buying something at Starbucks in the morning, you can bring your receipt back in the afternoon to get a discount up to 50% off select products. The promotion and highlighted products changes often, so you sure to check the rewards section online before heading to the coffee shop.

Shop the Sale Section

Although Starbucks might not seem like the typical place to have big sales, it actually has a very robust sale section. Online, there is an entire section for sale items that are typically discounted 25% or more. The sale area is a little tricky to find, however—start under the “Gifts & More” tab on Starbucks.com, and then click “Sale” in the dropdown menu. Shopping online can be a little misleading, as some items are very clearly marked as being discounted in addition to having a free gift with purchase, but other items are only marked as discounted in a small heading on the main page, but not actually page you see at checkout.

A quick way to get an online discount is to sign up for Starbucks emails, where you’ll get a welcome offer of 10% off your next order.

Attend In-Store Events

Starbucks regularly holds special in-store events, typically around the holidays. These events feature lots of discounts and sales on your favorite products. For example, earlier this year Starbucks held the “World’s Largest #StarbucksDate” event around Valentine’s Day. The event featured a great deal of a special coffee and dessert pairing in stores for just $5, as well as fun surprises like a $20 Starbucks gift card if you signed up for Match.com. Last Thanksgiving, Starbucks ran a “Share the Merry” event, which included a buy one, get one free offer on limited-time holiday drinks like the gingerbread latte.

Events can be held any time throughout the year, so the best way to stay on top of upcoming promotions and events is through social media. Follow Starbucks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news. Events are held only on specific dates during specific times, so be sure to read all of the details before going to your neighborhood Starbucks. Rewards members get extended time and extra benefits at many events.

Use Starbucks Rebates

Mail-in rebates are something you may typically associate with grocery or electronics items, but they are also frequently available for Starbucks products. Rebates can center on new seasonal items from Starbucks, like when they offered a great rebate for the springtime collection that was released earlier this year, or on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. To take advantage of rebate offers, you typically have to buy the eligible product or products and complete a form. You then either send the form in the mail or submit it digitally with your proof of purchase. After your rebate is processed, it will be sent to you as a Starbucks e-gift card.

Rebates can be partnered with manufacturer and store coupons to maximize your savings. Stack coupons and rebates together to get the best deals. It’s even possible to get an occasional free item if you stack the savings just right.

You can also take advantage of cash back and rebate offers by downloading a cash back app. There are lots of apps to choose from, and they almost all give cash back on a large variety of grocery store items, including the occasional Starbucks offer. For example, there is currently an offer for $1 back on a Starbucks item through the ibotta app. Cash back apps usually require you submit a picture of the receipt as your proof of purchase. You also typically have to accrue a certain amount of cash back (usually $20) before you can get your check.

Buy Discounted Starbucks Gift Cards at Raise.com

You may think of gift cards as just something to give to a friend on their birthday, but they can also be incredibly useful tools for savings lots of money if you use them yourself. Raise.com features a gift card marketplace that sells discounted gift cards for hundreds of stores. Starbucks gift cards are currently sold at a 4% discount, which means you can get a $25 gift card for only $24. Although it might not seem like a huge discount, the savings can definitely add up overtime. In fact, a habitual Starbucks drinker can easily spend $25 a week, which can mean you save a dollar every week. You can also transfer the balance from discounted gift cards to your My Starbucks Rewards card, which makes it easier to check out and lets you earn Stars on your regular purchases.

$75 off summer camps at Digital Media Academy!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for sharing this information. I was not persuaded to write a positive review.Thank you to US Family Guide for facilitating this opportunity.

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Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more. DMA summer camps are one or multiple week experiences taught by industry experts and tech professionals. Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more.

Give your teen a pre-collegiate experience or build a child’s confidence through project-based learning. Learn at some of the most prestigous colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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