Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Songs for Samplings - Lowered Prices

Remember those excellent children's music CD's I was telling you about that teach the basic truths of the Bibles (important doctrines) to your kids?  Now they're even CHEAPER!  It's so neat that this family wants to teach with this ministry instead of become rich from it!

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Reaching Hearts by 
Cutting Prices?

Let's start with the exciting part in case you don't have
time to read any further:
We've significantly cut the 
price of Songs for Saplings CDs 
and downloads!

Still have a bit of time on your hands? Read on to
find out why we think it's important to lower our prices.

Eight years ago, in an effort to help our kids memorize
scripture, we put some simple verses to music and
watched as our children learned God's Word without
even trying. Songs for Saplings was born! 

Since then, thanks to God's blessings, we have
produced two preschool CDs and are more than
halfway finished with a six-volume set transforming
107 systematic questions and answers about our
 faith into fun and lively songs.

Along the way, God has also provided opportunities
to share our music with new cultures and
languages--places starving for a richer, deeper
understanding of Him and His Word. We are thankful
to report that we've begun projects in Chichewa
(the language of Malawi), French, Polish, and
Russian. You can learn more about our project 
this summer in Malawi by clicking here. 

As our idea of Songs for Saplings' mission has
progressed over the years God has given us the
 conviction that we should see just how far He
can make use of this music around the world.
As we've reflected on what that means for our
ministry we've realized we need to find new
and creative ways to get our music into the ears
and minds of more listeners, no matter what
language they speak.

One way to accomplish that is to significantly
lower the cost of getting a CD to you from
about $18 to just $9. No shipping costs. No
 handling fees. Just $9. We've cut the price
of downloads, too: all albums downloaded
 via our web site are now just $5.

This isn't a sale. This is a new way of serving
you that is very exciting to us.

Pray for us that we'll be able to extend our
reach with this new pricing and that God would
continue to bless the ministry of Songs for Saplings.

Your friends,

James and Dana Dirksen

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A Tool You NEED!

My Husband found this amazing internet tool you can download.  It not only compares an item you're looking at with the internet to see if there is anything cheaper, but it also searches for any coupon codes that might be available.  And it disappears  when you're not shopping!  Check it out and download it, now!!!,227113-order,4/description.html

Editorial Review of PriceBlink

The Internet makes it easy to compare prices on just about any product, but it can be time-consuming to search from site to site. Tools like PriceBlink (free) can speed up this chore by scouring the Net for prices as you shop and sending you the prices from competing sites as you search. PriceBlink is a browser add-on with versions that work with FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet Explorer, and Safari.
PriceBlink screenshotPriceBlink lets you quickly compare the prices on items such as DVDs.PriceBlink does a good job of being unobtrusive, yet readily available. Most of the time, as you bop from site to site on the Web, you won't know it's there. But when you visit a participating e-retailer's website (and if it's major retailing site, it's likely participating), a thin bar pops up along the top of the screen just below the browser's toolbar. On every page of the participating website, the toolbar displays the coupons for that retailer via a drop-down list. Once you click a specific product on the site, PriceBlink will search for other retailers that sell that product for less, offering another drop-down list where you can see competitors' prices. If all of the prices it finds are higher, it will pop up with the phrase, "The next lowest price is $xx at [whatever store]." If it doesn’t find anything, it will pop up with the phrase, "Sorry, no price comparison results found for this product." A third drop-down box, labeled "Wish," lets you name a price for the item you'd like to buy and receive a notification via e-mail when the item drops to that price. You must create an account with an email address and password to use the Wish feature.
Having the shipping cost as well as the base price is the only way to know the real price of an item, so including both is key to making a price comparison tool useful. PriceBlink did include shipping costs, including whether the price includes free shipping, most of the time. But some e-retailers, mainly Amazon, often added the vague "plus shipping," forcing users to click to Amazon's site to find out how much the total cost is there. In my searches, Amazon came up on the list many times even though it often was not cheaper once standard shipping costs were figured in, amounting to a waste of time. PriceBlink's FAQ states that they try to get shipping costs from retailers, but not all retailers will provide that information.
If you're wondering which retailers are affiliated with PriceBlink, go to, where it lists thousands of sites in alphabetical order. The site also lists popular coupons from particular retailers and lets you manage your wish lists and sign up for coupon alerts from individual stores.
Since the price comparison in PriceBlink is brand-focused, it works best for products sold across multiple stores, such as books and electronics. PriceBlink often came up empty for price searches on more proprietary items, such as clothes or furniture. Still, the coupon tool helped to provide a small measure of usefulness where it couldn't offer price comparisons.
PriceBlink is a simple, free add-on that offers a useful service without much fuss, and it understands the importance of doing so silently, which I appreciate.
Note: The Download button takes you to the vendor's site, where you can download the version of the software appropriate to your system and your browser.
--Lisa Cekan

Monday, June 18, 2012

FREE 11x14 Print

Shutterfly is giving away a free 11x14 print!
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cute Father's Day Card Idea

I posted this before Mother's Day, but since I figure it's mostly girls reading my blog, I'll repost this for a Father's Day Card idea!!

"I Love You This Much Card": 
It's super easy...

1. Trace your child's hand, then cut out two copies. My paper was double sided so I made sure that when the thumbs match up - the yellow side would be inside, and the blue side would be outside.

2. Cut out a strip of paper and fold it accordion style. Use letter rub-ons or stickers to add the words "I Love You" on the outside, and "This Much" on the strip of paper. 
3. Glue the ends of your accordion strip on the insides of the hands and your card is done. :)

This post was found HERE

Monday, June 4, 2012

Free Father's Day Card

The is offering a FREE greeting card with envelope + FREE shipping with Coupon Code LUVDAD2!  This code will give you a $6 credit allowing you to snag a greeting card for free!

All you need to do is select the Father’s Day card you want and personalize your card, then enter the coupon code LUVDAD2 during the final stage of checkout (after entering your shipping  info)!  Your final cost will be FREE + FREE shipping!

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