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Children start using the computer so early these days. I love finding really great sites that I don’t mind them on and they can navigate through easily. My son doesn’t like help when he is on the computer so easy navigation is a big thing. My children love to read and my son loves the computer. So when I had the chance to review some books at Story Time for Me I was thrilled.

STORY TIME FOR ME is a unique literary website designed specifically for toddlers and children in early elementary school, allowing them to read and listen to enjoyable, online interactive picture books. We also offer a one-of-a-kind animated personalized book.

The books range for ages 1-8. When the narrator is reading the words are highlighted on the screen for the children to follow along.

Both my children enjoyed these books a lot. My son who was able to navigate easily through the site loved that he could choose which one he wanted to listen to next. He says his favorite story is Ben’s Halloween because he can’t wait for Halloween. My daughter loved reading them all! I love all the different themes to choose and learn from. Each book gives the reader a lesson – Life Lessons, Courage, Friendship, Holidays, Overcoming Obstacles, Helping Others and more.

How it works:
Register at Story Time for Me choose your books, then you go to your library to read your books. There are 3 different characters to choose from and over 50 books. The 3 characters are Ben the mouse, Fern the fox or Flame the dragon. The books are also different levels of reading based on the age of your children, ages 1-4 or 4-8.

How to Buy: You can purchase these books at Story Time for Me. Continue to read here to find out how to receive books for FREE!

Giveaway: All my readers can win with Story Time for Me!

Story Time for Me is giving away 2 Free books to all my readers. All you do is register which takes about 15 seconds, use coupon code 4j9Cn3m8 then pick out your 2 free books!

If you would like to receive more Free books you can earn more by referring friends, but they need to register for their free books for you to earn 10 more stories!

1) Refer 5 friends or relatives that have kids ages 1-8 that would also enjoy 2 free books.

2) ‘like’ Story Time For Me FB fan page here.

3) make a FB post on your wall encouraging your friends to check out Story Time For Me and to take advantage of the 2 free stories.

4) Then send Andrew Gitt a private message on his facebook here telling him the full name and email of the friends that signed up. Don’t forget to give him your own full name and email.

*~This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom on behalf of Story Time For Me. All opinions are my own. I received 10 free books review purposes. Thank you Andrew Gitt for the opportunity to review your product.~*


I was contacted by about receiving a sample of their Simulated Diamond Stud Earrings for review and giveaway! are promoting their website by offering Free earrings if you spread the word on the web somewhere, Twitter, Facebook, blogging etc. then all they ask is for you to pay $3.77 postage and handling to receive a pair of earrings.

The Review:
My pair of earrings arrived pretty fast but my only complaint is that the box got crushed. Other than that, I received a beautiful pair of Simulated Diamond Stud Earrings. I have contacted Chris at and I could return the pair for another if I wanted a new box. Not a big deal for me but if it was a gift I would have exchanged them. I am very impressed with the quality of the earrings even though I was a bit worried my ears wouldn’t like them. So far I’ve been wearing them a week (taking them off for showering) and my ears do not mind them. I have had numerous comments about them and how sparkly they are. My husband even mention that when we were laying in bed one night! They are not too big, just the right size. They would make a great gift for the holidays.

Where to Buy: Visit to purchase your own pair for the price of shipping and handling ($3.77)!

Win!: is giving one lucky Canadian Coupon Mom a pair of Simulated Diamond Stud Earrings.

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This giveaway is open to US and Canada. This giveaway ends on October 23rd at Midnight EST. One winner will be chosen by on October 24th,2010 and notified by e-mail. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Thanks to for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

I had the opportunity to review a pink Savvycents wallet by Melinda Claudpierre. It arrived at my house like a great Christmas gift! I love anything that will help simplify my life in any way possible. My children were even excited to see what mommy was about to open. Right away I switched over from my old wallet to my nice new pink leather Savvycents wallet!

It comes with 6 slots for your bank and store cards, and 2 spots for your driver’s license and health card. An accordion folder with tabs along with tab stickers for grocery, gas, restaurants, clothing, gifts, personal, entertainment and miscellaneous, along with 8 blank ones to customize yourself. There is a spot for your cheque book and a pen!

This wallet has been great to organize my spending for groceries and keeping track of my gas reciepts. I also have used it more than once at work. I work with supported independent living individuals with developmental disabilities and this has come in very handy with grocery trips or trips to the bank.

I highly recommend this wallet to anyone who is on the cash budget system or just like the option for my space in a wallet. I have already recommended it to people who have also seen it and commented on what a nice wallet it is!

Where to buy: Visit Savvycents to read more about this great wallet and order one for yourself. They would also make a great Christmas gift!!

**This review was written by Coupon Mom Canada on behalf of Savvycents. No compensation was rewarded however I recieved a complimentry wallet for review purposes. Thank you.**

So lately the children or mostly Ds has been talking about getting a new bed. He would like a bed with the other bed up high as he says. So we have been looking for a nice bunk bed set at a good price. I found a great place to find anything you would like for a bedroom including really cheap bedroom furniture! I have found some really nice beds for both Ds and Dd. Maybe enough for mommy and daddy. If you haven’t been to the CSN Stores they have over 200 different stores to shop at online! Great prices also.

I think my favorite department of the CSN Stores is the cookware and accessories. Just have a look at what I am thinking of getting 🙂

With Halloween pretty much around the corner, or as I am told by my 4 year old. What better way to get in the mood for Halloween then a Printable Halloween Party Games Pack! I had the opporuntity to review this Halloween Party Games Pack from Python Printable Games.

The Review I have had a lot of fun playing the trivia games with my hubby. The kids are not old enough for those yet but Dh and I have played them while just relaxing after the kids go to bed. Some are pretty tricky that they get you thinking. Lots questions from older movies, or books, etc to the 2000’s.

The kids have had a lot of fun coloring the coloring pages or the game pieces. They have really enjoyed the matching game and also pin the head on the monster, where there is a monster body and eight different heads to pin on him. I’m actually hoping to get pictures the next time they play it since the batteries needed charging last time.

I really think the game Left, Right are a lot of fun. This game pack includes one for the Fall and one for Halloween. If you have never played Left, Right, it’s where everyone sits or stands around in a circle with a gift or loot bag/candy and then one person reads out a story. Everytime you hear Left you pass the item to the person on your left. Same thing goes when you hear Right. When the story is done that is the item you get to keep. I’ve played it at christmas parties, lots of fun.

There is a great variety of games, coloring pages, trivia, mazes, word searches. Great for spending an afternoon inside with the family.

Cons: The activities are in groups (Chilren, Teens, Adults) on the website but when you download they are all together. I wish they would come in the groups. It would be easier to find what you are looking for if it was in different file folders.

Where to Buy: You can check out all the game packs at Python Printable Games.
Python is giving my readers a sample of coloring pages along with a $5 off coupon til November 30th,2010. Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook or email me at foreverhealthyaloe (at)hotmail (dot) com and I will pass along the file 🙂

What is available: Python has the following game packs available to the buyer:
Father’s Day Games pack
BBQ Party Games
Slumber Party Games
Picnic Games
30th Birthday Games
40th Birthday Games
50th Birthday Games
Printable Trivia Quizzes
United States Trivia
Harvest and Thanksgiving Games
and of course the Halloween Games

Disclaimer: I have not received any monetary compensation for this review but did receive free products from Python Printable games to use for the review. These are only my own opinions.

This Product Was a Free Giveaway

Are you looking for a great place to shop, with great deals while you sit in your pj’s and sip on your morning coffee? Now there is a great new online Canadian store opening this Monday (September 13th,2010) that you can do just that! Everyday there is a new deal of the day on all kinds of nice baby gear!

Where to find: Head over to Mama’s Retreat, sign up and receive some great deals. You can also “like” Mama’s Retreat on facebook or follow on twitter.

Look for more info in the coming days 🙂

I had the opportunity to review a great Children’s CD from South Africa. Beautiful Creatures was formed in South Africa in November 2004 by Alan Glass, Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz who felt there was a need for “Parent Friendly” children’s music. They produce Children’s music, books and games. The CD I am reviewing is the first one in the Beautiful Creatures series. There are 10 songs, about animals – Imvubu the Happiest Hippo, Lucas the lazy Lion, Lorenzo the luckiest Lizard just to name a few. All with great tunes and funny lyrics to get your kids dancing and singing. The cds are uniquely South African with great educational lyrics, also sophisticated for both parent and child to enjoy together.

I put the cd on while baking with the kids, right away they both got into the beat and started dancing. I would have to say one of my favorites is the African lullaby. Very soft music great for relaxing or putting baby to bed. I love that it is educational and fun at the same time. The music tells about the animals characteristics so children can learn all about Lions, Warthogs, Hippos, Elephants, Lizzards and more.
This cd is really geared for all ages. The sounds are not too loud for baby, or toddler but older children and parents can enjoy the music also. I recommend you to check out Beautiful Creatures!

WHERE TO BUY: You can purchase any one of Beautiful Creatures CD’s, Books or Toys at Beautiful Creatures

GIVEAWAY: Three Lucky Readers will WIN a copy of Beautiful Creatures!

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a separate comment for each entry (eg. 2 comments for being a fan on facebook) and be sure to leave your e-mail address!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit Beautiful Creatures and tell me in a comment another cd or product you would be interested in!


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You can use: Enter to Win Beautiful Creatures CD! @beauticreature, @couponmomcanada
4. Fan of Coupon Mom Canada on Facebook (2 entries)
5. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and place your link in your comment. (5 entries)

This giveaway is open Worldwide. This giveaway ends on September 25, 2010 at 11:00 pm EST. One winner will be chosen by on Sept 26th,2010 and notified by e-mail. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Beautiful Creatures for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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