Giveaway: 3 Readers win one FRESH Thanksgiving Turkey!



Today is the day before Thanksgiving and I woke up feeling the need to GIVE.  I am SO grateful to have such wonderful, amazing readers who support this blog everyday and I feel such an overwhelming need to give back as much as I can.

Today I wanted to do something different and hopefully provide something for you that could possibly help YOU!

Until 5pm today–you can enter and  win a FRESH Turkey from any store of your choice. I will be choosing three readers who comment below at random at 5:30pm (today) PST SHARP! 

Please comment below to enter! 

The reason for a fresh turkey is because your frozen turkey won’t be ready by tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. :)

Here for you always,

Note: In order to do this in a timely manner (in time for Thanksgiving) winners will have until 9am tomorrow to confirm their prize. I will email each winner and make a blog post announcing each winner– once prize is confirmed, I will paypal each winner $35 for their turkey. 


A Little More: Earn great rewards with Walgreens and Huggies! {Giveaway!}



Walgreens and Huggies want parents to get rewarded for their purchases through their A Little More Huggies Walgreens Exclusive Rewards program! This new program is exclusively for Walgreens shoppers who purchase Huggies Little Movers at Walgreens. It is SUPER simple to earn rewards:


Huggies has also graciously offered to give TWO readers a super prize to celebrate! Two SCS readers will win:

  • (1) Pack Huggies Little Movers Diapers (sizes 3-6)
  • (1) $25 Walgreens Gift Card




Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment below letting us know what size Little Movers your baby wears!(if you don’t have babies, that is okay to–be sure to leave a comment regardless!)

This giveaway is sponsored by Huggies and all opinions are my own. contest ends 7/23 at 11:59 pm and winners will be notified by email. Winner (s) have 48 hours to claim their prize or forfeit. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prize.

Southern Cali Saver Reader Survey! TWO Readers win $50 Amazon Gift Cards



Twice a year I like to conduct a reader survey– this is basically to help figure out what YOU want from me! 😉 Since I can not talk to each one of you– this makes it easy to help understand what you all like in a website like mine.

It also helps to understand what I should spend more time focusing on when it comes to deals and things regarding Southern Cali Saver.

Since time is money– If you complete the survey below, you will be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!! The holidays are coming so this would help towards that.

I appreciate your time and thank you for supporting SCS! :)

Survey closes on 10/22

Take Southern Cali Saver Reader Survey here

Trade-Worthy School Lunch Ideas with Ralphs {Pin to Win a $25 Ralphs Gift Card! One SCS reader wins!}

Cream Cheese and Grape Sandwich


Only a few weeks until school is back in session! This year I will be providing TWO school lunches now that my middle son is in school. When providing a school lunch I admit that it is hard to keep kids interested… so, this year we are trying to provide “Trade-worthy” School Lunch ideas that are yummy, creative and budget friendly (of course 😉 ) with Kroger Brand products.

I am a mom of three crazy, fast-paced boys–so I look for Quick but creative lunch ideas. Here are my favorite “on the fly” (in restaurant-talk that means fast!) Trade-worthy school lunch ideas with Kroger Brand products.

Ralphs makes shopping affordable and convenient with their Kroger Brand Products. If you are on the go, you can also load Digital coupons to your Ralphs shopper card for quick and easy savings!

Cream Cheese and Grape Sandwich

My older son Micah is responsible for this.. He made it once and he’s asked for it several times for lunch. Its super quick to make too!


  • Whole Wheat Sandwich thins
  • Kroger Whipped Cream Cheese
  • Grapes

Spread cream cheese on both sides of the bread (I put just enough to help embed the grapes) and place grapes on the bread. Easy!

Hazelnut and Jelly Wrap

Hazelnut and Jelly Wrap 


  • Tortilla Wrap
  • Kroger Hazelnut Spread
  • Any Fruit Jelly

Spread Hazelnut on to Tortilla wrap then spread Jelly. Wrap Tortilla tight and cut in half. Enjoy!

This idea may or may not be just a “lunch” idea but it is a sweet addition to any packed lunch.

DIY Lunchables Combinations

DIY: Lunchables Combinations

Sometimes the cost of the the expensive Lunchables brand lunches can’t be justified with my budget (a minimum of $3 per lunch!) Making them yourself is super easy and easy on budget!


  • Kroger Snack Crackers 12 oz ($1.77)
  • Any Lunch meat (use what is in your home)
  • Any Cheese (use what is in your home)
  • Cupcake Liners

1. Cut Cheese and Lunchmeat into squares or circles. If you have a creative cookie cutter, that is great too! Separate the cheese and meat in cupcake liners. Add Fruit, a drink and a little sweet snack to their lunch. Quick, easy and half the price!

Giveaway: Ralphs wants you to get get creative with school lunches too! One SCS reader will win a $25 Ralphs Gift Card!

How to enter:

Good Luck!

Giveaway ends August 16th at 5PM PST and winner will be notified via email. This post is sponsored by Ralphs..I was compensated with a Ralphs gift card for this post. All opinions and ideas are my own. If you “pin” on Pinterest I will be entered in a contest to win a Ralphs gift card.

Amazon Gift Code Search: over $80 up for grabs!!


So here it is: I’ve got 18 Amazon Codes up for grabs. The fun part is that I’ve placed them within the blog! (make sure you look everywhere!)  There are a total of 18 codes, some $1, $5 all the way up to $10!!  They could be in the posts, comments or anywhere else :)

If you have found a code, be the first to copy and paste the code into your Amazon account and you claim that code!

PLEASE Copy/paste your code in the comments below once you have REDEEMED your code. 

I have gone as far as several weeks–so get to hunting!  Good Luck and have fun!

For those that do not know what a Amazon code looks like here is one to get you started: B2JQ-SJUNMK-EAYL

Del Taco: FREE Food Wednesdays (Plus, $10 Del Taco Gift Card Giveaway!)

Del Taco Free Food Wednesday

Have you seen the commercials for the newest Del Taco under a buck menu?

The Buck & Under Menu features a variety of tacos, burritos and drinks totaling 11 items for 50¢, 75¢ and $1.

This includes:

  • Mini Cheddar
  • Mini Bacon Quesadilla
  • Crunchy Chipotle Beef Taco
  • Value Bean & Cheese Burrito
  • Jacked Up Value Bean
  • Rice & Cheese Burrito
  • Grilled Chicken Taco
  • ½-Pound Bean & Cheese Burrito
  • Double Beef Classic Taco
  • Strawberry Lemonade with real strawberry slices
  • Medium Size Brewed Iced Tea

There will also be a NEW Taste Menu:

  • Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Taco,
  • Chili Cheese Fry Burrito
  • Fiery 6 Layer Burrito

In addition to the New Taste Menu and Under a buck menu…Beginning on May 8, Del Taco will introduce Free Food Wednesdays and from 3 – 9 pm will offer an item from the Buck & Under menu free with any purchase. (Price and participation may vary.) This offer will also be available on May 15, May 22 and May 29, Del Taco is offering a free item with any purchase from the New Tastes menu.

At Del Taco, all menu items are prepared to order using fresh ingredients including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, hand-made pico de gallo salsa featuring ripe tomatoes, diced onions and fresh cilantro, lard-free beans slow cooked from scratch with Del Taco’s signature flavor, and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurants.

Del Taco wants to give (1) SCS Reader a FREE $10 Del Taco Gift card to try out the NEW Taste Menu (and score their FREE item on Wednesday!) 

To Enter: 

  • Let us know in the comments below which item from the NEW Taste Menu you would like to try!

Good Luck! 

This giveaway is sponsored by Del Taco. Del Taco Provided the $10 Gift card and one $10 gift card for myself

Giveaway: (2) Readers Win Pampers Sweet Sleep Time Prize Pack ($100 in value!)

Pampers - Sweet Sleep Time Gift Pack


Story time is my little guys favorite time of the day. There is nothing like snuggling up with my boys and reading them a book.. I also want to know that my little guy is protected from overnight mishaps.

Pampers wants parents to know that they can ensure their little one’s sweet sleep time with Pampers Baby Dry diapers, which offers 12 hours of overnight dryness with three layers of absorbency (vs. two in other leading brands). To Celebrate Sweet Sleep time– Pampers is giving away TWO Sweet Sleep Time Prize Packs valued at $100! 

  • Pampers Baby Dry diaper pack ($13)
  • Pampers Baby Dry diaper coupon ($13)
  • Pampers Wipes ($5)
  • Pampers Wipes coupon ($5)
  • Constellation B Glow Animal ($30)
  • Good Night Moon book ($10)
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear Book ($10)
  • Where the Wild Things Are book ($15)

You can currently print a Pampers Coupon and participate in Pampers’ Moment of the Week!  Parents can post photos of their little ones enjoying a dry night’s sleep on their Facebook page  and on Twitter (@Pampers#PampersBabyDry) for a chance to be featured as the “Sweet Sleep Time Moment of the Week.”

To Enter (Mandatory)

1. Leave a comment below letting Pampers know that your child Loves Story time (or if they don’t 😉 )

Additional Entries: (optional) — Leave a comment below (separately) for each additional entry


Giveaway sponsored by Pampers. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. Giveaway ends 4/29 at 11:59 pm. winners will be notified via email and will be given 48 hours to claim their prize. contest open to US residents only. no p.o boxes please.