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Suffer from heartburn? Read this + enter to win a $100 Walgreens gift card!

{This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own. Read our disclosure policy here.}

I’ve had terrible heartburn in my lifetime — especially during my last pregnancy! I remember that it would be so bad that I would try to fall asleep sitting up to help ease the discomfort a little bit. I would want to get relief from it, but the last thing I would want to do was try to swallow a pill.

If you’ve ever suffered from frequent heartburn, I’m sure you can relate! Which is why Walgreens has launched a brand new line of innovative heartburn relief — that doesn’t require you to try to swallow a pill.

You can now get Well at Walgreens Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets (also referred to as Omeprazole ODT) over the counter at your local Walgreens store!

Interested? Here more information you should know about the Well at Walgreens Omeprazole ODT:

  • This easy-to-take orally disintegrating tablet works just like the current Omeprazole tablet, but you don’t have to swallow a pill! It dissolves easily on the tongue with MELTechTM.
  • Due to its long-lasting protection, it’s ideal for frequent heartburn sufferers.
  • No glass of water is needed. You can take it on the go with you!
  • It’s designed to treat the symptoms of frequent heartburn of 2 or more days per week.
  • One pill provides 24-hour relief from heartburn. Relief will be seen within 1-4 days, while some may see relief within the first 24 hours.
  • The pills are strawberry flavored for a pleasant taste.

And because this is a store brand offered by Walgreens and they often offer great savings on their OTC products, you’ll save more money buying this at Walgreens compared to other national brands at other retail stores.

Save on Omeprazole ODT at Walgreens

In fact, right now Walgreens is offering a great online-only savings offer on Omeprazole ODT.

They are having a buy one, get one 50% off mix & match sale on all Omeprazole ODT, PLUS you can get 5,000 Balance Rewards Points when you buy two products!

Choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs or buy $35 worth of product to get free shipping to your home.

Go here to get online savings on Omeprazole ODT at Walgreens.

Win a $100 Walgreens gift card!

We have one $100 Walgreens gift card to give away to a lucky reader!

Just leave a comment on this post telling us your experience with heartburn or why you’re excited about trying Omeprazole ODT.

Giveaway will end December 18, 2018.

Medical Disclaimer: Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn (occurring 2 or more days a week). May take 1-4 days for full effect. Not intended for immediate relief. You should not take Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablet for more than 14 days or more frequently than every four months unless directed by your doctor. Please contact your doctor before taking if you are nursing or pregnant.

Stretch your online shopping savings with RetailMeNot!

(Note: This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Download the Retail Me Not app to get the best retail discounts and deals!

If you’ve been in the couponing world for any length of time, you probably know that RetailMeNot.com is a popular place to find some of the best savings for online shopping.

With thousands of coupons, deals, and cash back offers, RetailMeNot makes it really easy to save on everything you need — especially if you need last-minute clothing or school supplies for back to school season!

And what you may not realize is that RetailMeNot has rolled out some really great new features recently!

They have a new browser extension called RetailMeNot Genie. If you’re too busy to search for deals yourself, RetailMeNot Genie is really helpful!

Basically, this new RetailMeNot Genie browser extension does all the legwork for you — it finds, combines, and applies savings at checkout when you’re shopping at your favorite online stores!

You don’t have to hunt down codes or wonder if they’ll actually work. When you’re shopping on a site, the Genie extension will automatically test and apply any coupon codes that currently exist! It’s really cool!

I actually tried this out when I was shopping online at Kohl’s the other day! Genie found four different live codes to try.

And then it went through the process of testing each code.

In the end, it automatically applied the best code that could be used — saving me a total of $7.63! It was SUPER easy and required almost no work on my part! All I had to do was hit the Genie button when I was ready to check out!

Aside from saving money online, you can also download the FREE RetailMeNot app to access thousands of discounts on your mobile device.

Here are some highlights about the RetailMeNot app:

  • As I already stated, it’s totally FREE to download!
  • It features thousands of in-store and online savings offers.
  • Deals can be redeemed directly from your phone.
  • You can even use the “Eat” tab to get deals at restaurants.
  • You can enable location-based alerts so that you know when there’s a deal at a store nearby.
  • There is a wallet within the app that stores all of your saved offers and deals, discount gift cards, and cash back status.
  • You can use the heart to save your favorite stores in one place.
  • And you can even tap the star to save a deal for later.

RetailMeNot makes it so easy to save — whether you choose to use their website, app, or Genie.

Alpha Omega Publications: Get 20% off the LIFEPAC homeschool curriculum + enter to win a LIFEPAC prize package!

(Note: This post and giveaway are sponsored by Alpha Omega Publications. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Did you know that Alpha Omega Publications offers print curriculum in addition to their popular Monarch online curriculum?

AOP’s print curriculum, LIFEPAC, was actually their very first curriculum and it’s been a trusted curriculum among homeschoolers for over 40 years!

The LIFEPAC curriculum recently got beautifully redesigned, and the content is now presented in an age-appropriate way for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

LIFEPAC is really unique because the full year of curriculum is broken up into 10 worktexts — which are portable, easy-to-use sections that combine textbook lessons with workbook exercises. This allows kids to learn at their own pace, build confidence gradually and consistently, and gain a sense of accomplishment every 3 to 4 weeks as each worktext is completed.

The LIFEPAC curriculum comes in a variety of subjects: Bible, History & Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Electives. (And there are tons of choices for Electives, including Health, Literature, Geology, Computer, Astronomy, Spanish, and so many more!)

Plus, each LIFEPAC comes with a removable self-test for review, a teacher’s guide, answer keys, and practical tips for teaching your children.

Get 20% off LIFEPAC products!

If you’re interested in LIFEPAC homeschooling products, Alpha Omega Publications is currently offering an exclusive discount to MSM readers to get 20% off!

No coupon code is required. Just go here and you’ll see the discount reflected in the sale price listed.

Choose from complete 5-subject sets or individual subjects for each grade level!

Win a LIFEPAC Prize Package!

Want to try LIFEPAC for your kids? I have great news!

Alpha Omega Publications is giving away one LIFEPAC prize package to a lucky MSM reader!

The prize package is a $350 value and includes:

  • LIFEPAC 5-Subject Set
  • Blanket
  • Inflatable Globe

The giveaway ends on August 15, 2018.

Go here to enter the giveaway for your chance to win!

HUGE Crafting Supplies Giveaway {20 Prizes Valued at $4,000!!}

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Do you love to craft? If so, be sure to enter this Crafting Supplies Giveaway for your chance to win one of 20 prizes!

There are four different categories to pick from, and each category has five different winners:

Embroidery & Cross Stitch

  • Sullivans Heirloom Embroidery Accessories in Keepsake Box ($53)
  • Adjustable Oak Lap Frame ($85)
  • OttLite K94CP3 3-in-1 Adjustable-Height Craft Floor Lamp with Magnifier and Clip, Champagne ($107)
  • ThreadNanny 165 CONES Polyester Machine Embroidery Threads 40wt + RACK + BACKING + BOBBIN THREAD ($200)
  • Brother LB6800PRW Project Runway Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine with Included Rolling Carrying Case ($390)

Sewing, Quilting, & Applique

  • Fiskars 3 Piece Rotary Cutting Set ($40)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Fabric Series Starter ($120)
  • Artisan Half Yard Bundle (Kaffe Fassett for Free Spirit Fabrics) ($200)
  • SINGER 7469Q Confidence Quilter Computerized Electronic Portable Sewing & Quilting Machine with Quilting Accessories ($280)
  • Cricut Maker™ Machine ($400)

Knitting & Crocheting

  • Amour Crochet Hook Gift Set ($50)
  • Addi Click Turbo Interchangeable Needle Set ($175)
  • Signature Series Ball Winder & S&ift ($200)
  • Crazy Sexy Wool 10 Balls (any color) ($240)
  • Ablet Knitting Abacus Bracelet – Sterling Silver ($300)

Mixed Media Fiber Arts

  • ArtBin Tote Express, Black/Gray Rolling Art Craft Storage Bag,6922SA ($115)
  • Stella Lighting Stella Edge Clamp Light, White ($150)
  • Natural Dye Extract Kit – Color Collection ($170)
  • Weaving Bench – Adjustable ($200)
  • Cricut Maker™ Machine ($400)

Go here to enter the Crafting Supplies Giveaway.

Motivate your kids to do chores with the Homey app + enter to win a FREE unlimited annual subscription!

(Note: This post and giveaway were sponsored by Homey. Read our disclosure policy here.)

I believe that one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is a strong work ethic.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when you are training and teaching and explaining and re-doing and inspecting their work over and over again when they are little.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when it takes 5 times as long for you to get anything done while they are working alongside you.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when they have bad attitudes and complain about having to work while their friends get to play.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when you are tired and worn out and it’d be so much easier and quicker for you to just do it yourself rather than having them help or do their chores.


But if you stick with it, someday they will be old enough to do all of the laundry for your family and you’ll just write it on their list and they will sort, wash, dry, fold, and put it away with zero help from you and with zero complaints from them because they just know it’s what is expected of them.

And (hopefully!) they’ll carry this same work ethic into the real world someday and it will take them far in life. Then, all those days, weeks, and months of effort and training will pay off in big dividends!

Mamas in the trenches: I know it’s tough. I know it feels like you aren’t making any headway and that your kids will never be old enough to do anything but make messes and need your help.

But the light is at the end of the tunnel… hang on and keep plodding forward. And you’ll have your own in-house laundry service before you know it! 😉

I’m so grateful that my parents taught me to work hard from a young age. Looking back, I realize how much doing chores as a child prepared me so well for being a wife, mom, and business owner!

That’s why I was excited when Homey asked me about doing a review of their new app that helps teach kids about money through completing chores and working toward goals.

I love that the Homey app not only encourages kids to develop a strong work ethic, but it teaches kids how money is earned, encourages long-term goal setting, instills real life financial skills, and connects the whole family with a fun approach to paid chores.

Here’s how the Homey app works:

1. Download the Homey app here for Android or iPhone. You can access its basic features for FREE, or you can opt to upgrade your account to premium for $3.99/month or $29.99 annually.

They even offer an unlimited feature for $6.99/month or $49.99 annually. {Scroll down to the bottom of this post for an opportunity to win a FREE year of the unlimited subscription!}

2. Set up your household and then a profile for each member within the app.

3. Decide on one device or multiple devices. If your kids are old enough to have their own mobile devices, you can have linked individual profiles on separate mobile devices. If your kids are younger, the individual profiles can all be shared on one family device. As the household creator, you also have the ability to set permissions and roles for each family member.

4. Set up chores for each child’s profile, and decide if the chores will be paid or unpaid. In our house, we have a system of paid chores and non-paid chores, so I LOVE this option!

:: You can choose to set a chore as a responsibility that is not paid to teach your child the importance of contributing to the family without getting paid.

:: If you choose to label a task as an extra paid chore, you’ll need to designate the amount of coins each chore is worth. Coins earned can be traded in for specified rewards within the app.

5. Set rewards for each child’s profile. Depending on your household system, there are options to set up a weekly allowance for chores, wishlist items (toys, screen time, etc.), or extra money.

Regardless, each reward requires a specified amount of coins that teaches children how to save up what they’ve earned from their hard work. Kids can even set up their own wishlists to practice setting long term goals for themselves.

6. Connect your children’s checking or savings bank accounts with the app, if so desired. Homey allows you to transfer the allowance or extra money earned directly to your child’s bank account.

I love this, because I think it’s SO important to teach kids real life financial skills at an early age, and I’d rather them make $3 mistakes now when they are little to hopefully prevent some $3,000 and $30,000 mistakes down the road.

7. Kids start doing chores, working towards their goals, and getting rewarded for their hard work through the Homey app! Each time a task is finished, they just take a photo of their progress or completion so that you know what got done at a glance. It’s that simple!

Go here to get started with the Homey app.

Win a FREE unlimited annual subscription to the Homey app!

The folks over at Homey decided to give away one FREE unlimited annual subscription to a one MoneySavingMom reader ($49.99 value) this week!

Just comment on this post about why you’d love to try the Homey app for your family. I will randomly pick one winner from all of the comments to win the annual subscription.

(In the meantime, you can go ahead and download the FREE version of Homey to explore its features. If you’re a winner, they’ll upgrade your account to the unlimited subscription for free when the giveaway ends!)

This giveaway will run through end of day on June 8, 2017.

Other Resources on Chores for Children:

How do you encourage and motivate children to do chores in your home? I’d love to hear!

How an Internet Friendship Changed My Life

(Note: This post is sponsored by B&H Publishing Group. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Lisa-Jo and I met online soon after I began blogging (maybe in 2008 0r 2009?). We had mutual friends, we read some of the same blogs, and we started to get to know one another a little bit from the internet.

We met briefly in person at the Relevant Conference in 2010. Little did I know at the time that this was a woman who was going to profoundly impact my life.

I actually arrived at that conference wounded and hurting from a recent internet friendship break-up. I remember distinctly feeling so jaded by internet friendships that I told myself, “I will never be close friends with another blogger again.”

So, I wanted to put up pretty strong walls at that conference just to be safe. But there was such warmth and authenticity and kindness oozing from the women at this conference that I just couldn’t keep those walls there for long!

Lisa-Jo was one such woman who I almost instantly fell in love with. She was honest and funny, but most of all, when you were talking with her, you could tell that she really, really, really cared about you and your soul.

Over the next few years, we saw each other at multiple conferences and got to know one another a little better. And each time, I fell more in love with her. I was still leery of internet friendships, but I couldn’t get enough of her warm personality, so more and more, I let my thick walls down and let myself begin trusting her.

In 2013, Lisa-Jo asked me to read a pre-release copy of her new book, Surprised By Motherhood. Now you have to know this: I get asked to read pre-release copies of books a lot. I usually say no because, well, you know there are things like laundry and dishes and kids to care for… and if I said yes to every request, I’d probably never get a chance to sleep! 🙂

But I said yes to Lisa-Jo because she’d been such a cheerleader of me and I was excited about the opportunity to support her. Little did I dream what God had in store for the future through that pre-release copy of her book!

I loved Surprised By Motherhood so very much that I wrote her and — uncharacteristically — asked her if there was any way I could help her promote it. I look back and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was God who prompted me to ask that!

Well, the email she sent back just blew me away. She shared with me about this huge vision she has to impact the culture in South Africa — where she grew up, where three of her siblings are adopted from, and where her parents still live and minister.

As she shared about this massive dream she had to encourage women around the globe to come together to change a community of kids in South Africa, I knew I had to tell my readers about it.

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Lisa-Jo didn’t know I was going to blog about it. We hadn’t talked ahead of time about the best strategy or post time or anything like that.

She just put her post up, I followed up with a post encouraging you all to Fall in Love With the World Next Door, and then dozens upon dozens of our readers and blog friends shared those posts with their friends.

We were absolutely humbled and stunned and overwhelmed by the donations and emails that came in — from all over the world. Hundreds of you gave.

It was one of the most beautiful Valentine’s Days I’ve ever celebrated. Because of your giving hearts, a community center, veggie garden, and playground was funded for the Maubane community in South Africa.

It still gives me goosebumps to think about.

But I had this nagging feeling that this wasn’t the end of the road for my involvement in South Africa. My heart kept feeling a pull that we were supposed to do something more.

I didn’t know what that more looked like, but I just felt like we weren’t done there yet. Lisa-Jo felt the same way.

And then one day, she asked me, “Would you like to GO with me to South Africa?”

Even though it scared me so much, even though I’d never really traveled outside the US before, even though I have a huge fear of the unknown, and even though it meant an 18-hour plane ride there and back, I said yes!

 

As my long-time readers well know, that trip changed my life.

I went to South Africa with Lisa-Jo to investigate the work there. I thought I was going so that I could see the playground, the water point, and the community garden that our blogs had fundraised for.

I had no idea that I was going to fall madly in love with this country and come back home with a longterm dream and vision of how our business and family could come alongside and support the work of Take Action Ministry.

But that’s what happened. And it was pretty overwhelming and exciting all at once.

When I got back home, I proposed to Jesse that we would fund the operational expenses of the ministry out of our personal budget.

Even though he hadn’t traveled to South Africa with me (yet!), even though he hadn’t met the wonderful folks from Take Action Ministry (yet!), and even though he hadn’t experienced any of the amazing experiences I had or seen anything firsthand, he didn’t bat an eye.

He did the math, rearranged our budget, and said, “I’m all in!”

Jesse has supported me in this crazy dream that God has given me ever since then. However, this is no longer just my dream and my thing. South Africa has become our family’s calling

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Getting to go with my family and having Jesse and the kids fall in love, too, was one of the greatest experiences of my life. My friends in South Africa became their friends. My love for South Africa became their love. My strong and burning passion to make a difference in this country became their passion, too.

We’ve gotten to help build buildings and classrooms there, come alongside and encourage and support the locals, see amazing progress and change in the different Centres there in just a short few years, be a part of helping hundreds of kids have food and care and education every single day, and even take a group of readers to South Africa with us and have them fall in love with the country and the work there, too.

None of this would have happened if it weren’t for what started as an internet friendship with a woman named Lisa-Jo.

Lisa-Jo has shown me through her life what guilt-free, authentic relationship looks like. She’s walked it out as my friend.

And she’s the absolute perfect person to have written the brand-new book, Never Unfriended. This book is packed with encouragement and much-needed advice and encouragement for building and keeping lasting relationships with other women.

Deep, authentic relationships with other women is not something that is just reserved for a few, special, extroverted people. It’s something we all can experience.

And as someone who has struggled to build relationships, who has made many mistakes, and who has been hurt and burned in the past by other women, I can tell you that — for most of us — it takes work. It won’t just happen.

It takes being willing to step out of our comfort zones, show up, and not try to pretend we have it all together. It takes being uncomfortable, being honest, and being forgiving.

But it is so very, very worth it!

If you’ve struggled to develop meaningful relationships, if you’ve wished you could go deeper in your current relationships, if you’ve ever wondered whether authentic friendship was even possible, if you’ve felt lonely and left out, if you’ve been hurt or wounded in the past, Never Unfriended is for you.

Not sure if the book is for you? Get a sampler of the book that allows you to read the first two chapters for FREE. Just go here, enter you name and e-mail address, and the PDF of the sampler will be e-mailed to you!

Want to win a copy of the book + a $50 DaySpring gift card for you and a friend??

I’m excited because two MoneySavingMom.com readers will each receive a FREE copy of the Never Unfriended book and a $50 DaySpring gift card, plus an extra prize pack to give to a friend!

Use the form below to enter the giveaway.

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