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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cent Saving Saturday: Juicing


I’m not talking about Danny-Bonaduce-Jose-Canseco juicing.

Nor am I talking about that juicing for health business that literally makes me wanna gag tons of celebrities are into to make them look all skinny and perfect and stuff.

I’m just talking about going to the grocery store and picking up some Tropicana for the family.

Good old fashioned, pure and natural, squeezed from fresh fruit, preservative-less OJ (or one of their other flavors if OJ is not your thing).

Because not only is is delicious and all vitamin C-ey and stuff, but it’s also a great way for you and your family to save cash on other non-juice related products and activities.

Through Tropicana’s Juicy Rewards program you can earn points toward cool savings on things you love to do or want to buy.

I’m talking buy one get one free ticket deals, discounts at spas, money off clothing, shoes and other stuff.

They have discounts for EA Sports Active, Adidas, Coleman, and to the Kennedy Space Center. You know all stuff I personally wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole because, as you know, I don’t do exercise, outdoors or space unless it’s an official mandate from an authority figure (aka a doctor, a lawyer, a judge, a cop, or Mimi).

But, I’m all about getting discounts to take The Dudes to see a play or a puppet show. And, I can easily envision myself butt naked and greased up at the spa or hitting the high seas with Dumb Dad for a cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines, all of which can be found in the Tropicana Rewards Center.

So you get money savings and no scurvy!

Can that even be beaten?!

And, it’s easy to earn the rewards. All you have to do is go buy a whole butt load of juice, sign up at the Juicy Rewards site, and then start searching for rewards in your area (or to be used at online retailers).

Easy peasy.

Especially if you’re like me and you have a house full of will-drink-whatever-you-bring-in-to-the-house-by-sundown little people which means that, in order to stave off the I’m-soooooooo-thirsties, you shop at Costco where you can get 10 gallons of the stuff for $5.98.

I came home with like 12 points just last Friday!

And the points are not just found on the OJ either. They can be found on all of the Tropicana products. So you can buy whatever it is your people like to drink already and earn discounts for other stuff you were planning to do already!

Can’t beat that with a bat!

But, know what you can beat with a bat?!

Your toddler’s intestines, that’s what!

Well, with a Fiber Gummies bat at least.

I can’t say the kid is “regular” but he's at least not done the whole Talkin’ Dirty After Dark business since last week. Fiber Gummies seem to be beating his psyche into submission and his sphincter is thanking me dearly for that.

Know who else should be thanking me…Jennifer from Momma Made It Look Easy because she too will soon be in possession of a regularly pooping child and there ain’t nothing dumb about that!

**Dumb Mom Disclaimer: Of course I have to inform you that I was paid in gift card for participating in this program as a Tropicana Juicy Insider. This is what they want me to say: "I wrote this review while participating in the Tropicana Juicy Insiders Ambassador program by Mom Central on behalf of Tropicana. I received 12 free Juicy Rewards points and a $50 Visa gift card to use in redemption of the points and to facilitate my review." I don’t like being told what to say so I will say this instead, “I got some free stuff and some cash, cold hard cash, in the form of a gift card to tell you all about something I like. Probably would have told you anyway, but chances are I might not have known about it if I hadn’t been approached to be a paid participant in the program. Of course then, neither would you. So, don’t let the fact that I got some money for telling you about the program’s existence weigh too heavily on how awesome the program is. Just think of me when you are enjoying your discounted hot rock massage, and remember it’s okay to thank me later!


Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Your head pictured made me laugh!! Those are some cuties!

Happy Saturday Sharefest,
seven thirty three - - - a creative blog

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Good idea!!!! I'm in, and I totally thought you were going to talk about the look at me I'm so skinny I drink beet juice thing. :)

Happy Saturday Sharefest!!!!

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Jennifer said...

Yay, yay, yay! Doin' the happy dance at the Momma house!!!! I can't wait to see what these do to Baby Girl's intestinal track.

Run DMT said...

Visiting here from SITS

This was a very interesting post. We buy Tropicana, but I haven't paid much attention to the points on the packaging. I'm one of those consumers "who can't be bothered", but I think I may need to reconsider my stand, especially if I can score some spa time. Now that's a SWEET deal! ;-)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! :-)

singedwingangel said...

OPK I want to know how to get in on these things?? My boys LOVE juice seriously love it.. this would be so up my alley

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest. Off to look around for a bit. Have a good weekend

Kerri said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest!
Costco also has the best invention ever...fruitables. Juice boxes that also contain vegetables! My son won't eat anything remotely resembling a veggie...but he'll drink these!

Gay Vaughan said...

Happy SITS Saturday, number one, huh! How early did you have to get up for that? Have a great day.

Alicia said...

hey mamasita! now i'm in the mood for a big glass of OJ! and i'm all about the hot rock massages...sweet spa goodness! hope you have an awesome weekend with the dudes :)

Kmama said...

I LOVE Tropicana juice. It's my favorite.

I thought of you the other night while giving Buster a bath. I put him on the potty first and he sat for a few minutes. He then proclaimed "I done" and got down. I stood him in the tub, where he then peed. Grr.

Oh, and he's now a total streaker. Overnight. Won't wear clothes. WTH?

Ms. Mommy said...

Great Idea!
Happy Saturday Sharefest!

The Drama Mama said...

Hi! I'm really enjoying your blog. THanks for the info on the tropicana program! I've given your blog an award. Stop on by and check it out!

lori said...

Hey that's cool, I'll check that Tropicana thing out.
Passed an award on to you cause I dig your blog:


Rebecca said...

I love your humor! Thanks for the tip on Tropicana!

Stopping by from SITS!

Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.
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