Shell Fuel Rewards Network & Gas Gift card Giveaway!

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You know I love my Stop & Shop Gas rewards, but since my husbands truck has the larger tank, he gets to use them all.  So if you are looking for a way for your second vehicle to save on gas (or you do not have a Stop & Shop – LOL) check out the Fuel Rewards Network Program.

For a limited time (thru 11/2/14) you will earn a BONUS 25$/gal right when you sign up (reward is credited 2 days after your first 8gal+ fill-up).

  • Then you’ll save at least 3¢/gal when you fill up at a participating Shell station (up to 20 gallons)

PLUS you can earn even more rewards when you dine out or shop when you link a debit/credit cards as well as when you shop at participating stores…


The FRN Card does not need to be used when you dine out. When you enroll in the dining program, simply link the credit and/or debit cards that you’ll use when you dining out — and your rewards will automatically be credited to your FRN Account.

Also for a limited time you can also earn gift cards when you refer your friends:

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Do not forget to check out other Ways to Save on Gas as well.

$25 Shell Gas Gift Card GIVEAWAY

The folks at Fuel Rewards Network will give one lucky Maven of Savin reader a $25 Shell Gas Gift Card to help take a little bit of the sting out at the pump.

ENTRY 1:  Sign up for Fuel Rewards Network and comment below that you have or that you already are a member.

ENTRY 2: Comment below your favorite way to earn gas rewards.

Winner will be chosen randomly from the comments at the end of the day November 2nd, 2014

Disclosure: Fuel Rewards Network supplied the gift card for the giveaway and one for myself but all opinions are my own.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant NEW Fall Menu & Giveaway! #MargsMex

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Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 2.58.49 PMThe other night – after arriving with a flat tire down to the rim – I was lucky enough to preview Magaritas Mexican Restaurants NEW Fall Menu and meet the wonderful staff at the Waltham restaurant.

Founded in 1986 by John Pelletier, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant Group has 25 locations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. From colorful authentic décor to a commitment to community relations through charitable events, student field trips and visiting artist demonstrations, Margaritas provides an atmosphere rich with the culture and flavors of Mexico.


We were greeted by pitchers of their new Pumpkin Sangria and Apple Cinnamon Margaritas to go along with their Bacon Guacamole.  As if fresh guacamole was not yummy enough – we all know bacon makes everything better.

I typically am not a margarita on the rocks kind of gal, but these were DIVINE… and the Pumpkin Sangria was refreshing as well – I preferred the white to the red, but both were delicious.

  • Apple Cinnamon Margarita – Cuervo Cinge Tequila, Sour Apple Pucker and our famous Squeeze with a cinnamon sugar rim.
  • Pumpkin Sangria – Woodbridge Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc with pumpkin puree, apple juice, cranberry juice fresh fruit and an Absolut Vanilla floater.

These were followed by the new Habanero Honey Camarones appetizer – or fried shrimp for the lay people – LOL!  Seriously though they were so lightly battered and lightly fried they were delectable.  Now the sauce… let’s just say the sweetness was wonderful but there was quite a kick!

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Why I LOVE Stop & Shop #PeapodPICKUP $50 Giveaway

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Stop & Shop Peapod PICK UP

Many of you have already heard of Stop & Shop’s delivery service through Peapod.  There is a $6.95 – $9.95 delivery charge and $60 minimum order, so since I am frugal (actually CHEAP- LOL!) I never thought much of it other than for new mother’s, elderly or if you were ill and could not get to the store.

HOWEVER for a limited time you can get FREE delivery for the first 60 days using code FREEDELIVERY.  Must enter code one time in the promotional code box at checkout and $6.95 will be deducted from each order placed within 60 days of your first order.  Join Peapod NOW!

BUT did you know there is now FREE Stop & Shop PICK-UP  (thru Peapod) at over 200 locations across 5 states – MA, CT, RI, NJ, and NY!

Pick-Up service is free for a limited time for current customers, and free for 60 days for new customers.


All 3 of my local stores offer it… do yours?

  • No fee for next-day pick-up, no minimum order size!
  • Drive-thru convenience — pull up and we’ll load your groceries in 5 minutes.
  • 1-hour windows, 7 days a week.
  • Plus earn Gas Rewards points – for your overall order.

The other day I was lucky enough to meet with Peapod and Stop & Shop to find out more and ask all those questions.  I was also able to try out the PICK UP for myself.

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Yes, those are my groceries being loaded right into the back of my van.  I must say I LOVED IT!  Perfect for when you have to send the hubs or your teenagers to the store.  EVEN better you can keep those sleeping kids or crazy toddlers all strapped in and not drag them all through the store.  Perfect for SUMMER when everyone is home.

arrowCan you use coupons?   YES!

Place all your coupons in a sealed envelope with your name or order number and give them to the PICK-UP attendant (or driver for delivery).  They will overnight them to corporate who will process them and credit your account.  Hopefully BEFORE your order hits your credit card, but if not you will see a separate credit.

Assuming you linked in your Stop & Shop card to your Peapod account you should be able to get credit for SavingStar.  I have to find out more about whether we can upload Peapod receipt for Ibotta – but Checkout 51 should be fine I think.

SAVE $20 on your FIRST $60+ Peapod PICK-UP or DELIVERY using code JULY42014 – through 7/31/14

arrowDo you get Gas Rewards?   YES and NO

Again, make sure you register your Stop & Shop card with your Peapod account and you will earn Gas Rewards for your total purchase.  HOWEVER they currently have no way to award the BONUS Gas Rewards for purchasing certain items – I STRONGLY encouraged they rectify that ASAP – LOL!

Even if you still want the Gas Reward deals, run in and buy ONLY those – easy peasy and then pick up the rest out front!

arrowAre the sale prices the same as in store?   YES and NO

For the most part, the sale prices and specials will be same or similar to your stores flyer.  The products are not actually pulled from your local store – they are gathered in a “wareroom” that supplies many stores in the region.  Since prices can change depending on the store location, sometimes you will get the price that is the most prevalent in your “area”.

Sale prices are valid in your cart for 7 days.  The NEW sale cycle is available for order on Wednesday since you can get NEXT DAY pick-up and the new sale starts Thursday.  That means you can actually place your order on Tuesday with the current flyer (schedule for Thurs pick-up) and then ADD new sale items on Wednesday to that order.  You can get reminders when the FINAL CUTOFF time is for your order.

arrowCan you get PRODUCE, MEAT and FROZEN foods?   YES

Your order is pulled RIGHT BEFORE your pick-up time and stored in bins that have ice packs or whatever is needed to keep your order fresh.  I ordered meat and produce and was pleased with the look of both.  Produce is prices per piece, not per pound.  If you like to pick your own produce – head into the store for those few things and pick up the rest out front.

arrowCan I pick-up anytime I want?   YES and NO

Each store has different PICK-UP times available based on staffing, but for the most part you choose a 1 hour window when it is convenient to drop by the store.

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Sometimes there are even discounts for certain times – there was a $1 savings for my store from 10-11am this Sat and Sun.  You find discounts on DELIVERY as well when they are trying to consolidate delivery orders in your area.


Shopping is actually easy.  You can choose to look at WEEKLY SPECIALS only or browse the aisles.  Once you have a few orders in there you can also look at YOUR Specials which are things you have ordered in the past and are now on sale.

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They also have the NutriFilter feature where you can choose items that fit into your custom health plan or use their ready to go plans ~ Gluten-FREE, Egg-FREE, Dairy-FREE, Peanut-FREE, Weight Watchers and more.

So my opinion is that even though you cannot get the BONUS Gas Reward items…YET, PICK-UP is a super convenient way to get your groceries when you do not have time to stroll through the store.  

The convenience factor alone is worth it for many people.  HATE that grocery shopping the day you return from vacation?  Order everything online and pick them up on the way home.  Need I say more?

Would you give Stop & Shop Pick-Up a try?

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$50 Peapod Gift Card Giveaway


The winner is… Tina Buckley

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DISCLOSURE: Stop & Shop and Peapod supplied me with a gift card to try out the service and the gift card for this giveaway.  All opinions are my own

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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Maven of Savin Reader Survey

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Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

It is a new year and that means NEW CONTENT.  I am so excited to expand the articles and topics on Maven of Savin and I need your help.  I want to hear from YOU – the readers, the audience, the Maven of Savin community – on what you want to see, hear, learn about.

I cannot wait to add awesome contributors, guest bloggers and reader stories to help us all GROW and become even more AWESOME than we already are – saving time, money, mind, body and soul!

ALSO one reader will win a $25 Amazon Gift card – and I know you know how to spend that baby!

PLEASE help me out by filling out the survey below in as much detail as you can and be entered to WIN

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Halo Happy Pet Giveaway

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Be sure to “Like” and enter the Halo Happy Pet Giveaway for your chance to win $150 worth of Halo Dog or Cat goodies for your adorable pet!  Good Luck!

Giveaway GAB 2/1/14

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Welcome to Saturday’s Giveaway GAB

Hope you all survived the second DEEP FREEZE this season. Should be warmer this weekend as everyone get’s ready for the Superbowl!

I am sure you all have some GREAT giveaways so you all know the drill… Link up your giveaways below and be sure to come back and enter a few, you just might win.

Remember to link to your blog post – no spam or affiliate links allowed please. Those links will be deleted.

GIVEAWAY Winner: Disney Infinity Starter Pack

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and the WINNER of the Disney Infinity (PS3) is…

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CONGRATULATIONS Terry and thanks to everyone who entered!!

Maven Of Savin 10,000 Fans Giveaway

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10,000 Maven of Savin Facebook Fans!

We hit a milestone today with 10,000 facebook fans over on the Maven of Savin facebook page!!!!  In the coming weeks you will see changes to the site.  I will be adding more content and hopefully making it easier for you to find things.  The process will be multi-step and will take a while, but it will also be making the site more mobile responsive.

It has been my privilege to grow this community along with every single one of you.  Thank you for all the deals you share with me so that I can share with all of you.

Thank you for sharing Maven of Savin with all your friends and family so THEY can save money on the things they need so they can better afford the things they want.

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 2.51.22 PMThings are getting crazy around the holidays and deals are flying so be you get alerts of new posts and can see Maven of Savin in your newsfeed.

The first thing to do is hover over LIKED and make sure you have checked off “Get Notifications” and “Shows in News Feed”.  Then click on settings and make sure that “all Updates” is checked off.  Of course the more you “LIKE” posts, “SHARE” and comment tells facebook you want to see the posts.

Since some of the holiday deals are time sensitive I may also post links directly in the Maven of Savin Deals Facebook GROUP page which is open for everyone to join.

Disney Infinity (PS3) Giveaway

In celebration of our 10,000 facebook fans, we are giving away a Disney Infinity Starter pack for Playstation 3 to one lucky reader – hope it is on your Holiday shopping list!

You may have up to 2 entries…

  • ENTRY ONE – tell me in the comments below what you love to see the most on Maven of Savin and what you would live to see more of.
  • ENTRY TWO – Share this giveaway or Maven of Savin with your friends and family on facebook so they can save over the holidays as well – then let me know you did in the comments.

A winner will be chosen on Wednesday 11/27/13 so you will know if you have to grab one for yourself on Black Friday – LOL!

and the winner is…

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We have a winner for the $50 Michaels gift card.


Congratulations Christine – check your inbox for an email requesting your information.

THANKS EVERYONE for entering!!!

Michaels: Lowest Prices of the Season Sale, 50% off coupon (+ enter to win $50 gift card)

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Michaels is having a HUGE sale with the LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON.  The sale features a wide variety of go-to items, including Michaels custom framing, craft supplies, home accents and seasonal décor.  You can check out their flyer and the HOT Daily deals all week HERE.  Today there are the scrapbook cases but there will be great deals each day.

And they really are low prices with 40, 50, and 60% off items throughout the store – it is worth the trip.  Whether you are decorating for the fall, Halloween, general crafts or framing there are LOW LOW prices.


In addition to the low prices, be on the lookout for CLEARANCE and you can also use the 50% off a regular priced item coupon through Saturday, Sept. 21!


I found a couple of the Vinyl Lettering for your walls (reg.$15-$25) on clearance for only $2.99 and a survivor bracelet kit for only $1.99.  Let me know what you find on clearance!  I am headed back today to see if I can create some fall window boxes!!!

$50 Michaels Gift Card GIVEAWAY


To make the sale even better, we have a $50 Michael’s gift card to giveaway to one lucky winner.  Just leave a comment below as to what your favorite things to buy at Michael’s by Sunday 9/22/13.

Winner will be chosen at random and notified on Monday 9/23/13 – GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure: Michael’s supplied the $50 gift card for the giveaway and one for myself to check out the sale.