The Children’s Place Labor Day Deals

(Disclosure: As one of The Children’s Place Moms I work with TCP throughout the year. They didn’t ask me to share this but I thought this sale was too good not to share!)

Head over to The Children’s Place website to get a 15% off savings pass! My favorite items from TCP are their denim and their hoodies. Check out my Fall back to school post to see what we found when we went shopping there last month during their sneak peak event.

Protect Your Devices With Trend Micro This School Year {Giveaway}

Internet security is something that should be taken very seriously. I was a brand Ambassador for Trend Micro for a year as a “Digital Jones” family but even now, months after my contract ended, I still rely on them to keep my family safe. When I heard about their back-to-school sale I knew I had to share it with you because 1) it’s a great product 2) who doesn’t love to save money and 3) this is one of the most important back-to-school purchases you will make.

As you know, technology is changing daily, making it challenging for parents to keep up.  Parents are concerned not only with what their kids are sharing online, but also with what they are receiving and viewing online. Trend Micro want to help make parent’s lives easier.

Now through September 2, Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security is only $44.95 (usually $89.95).  This software will protect up to 3 devices (laptops, desktop computers, tablets, smartphones, etc.), whether they are PC, Mac, or Android for an entire year:

Here are just a few awesome features of Trend Micro Max Security:

  • Monitors and protects kids on social network websites like Facebook and Twitter
  • Restricts web content and access to desktop applications, and sets an access schedule for your kids
  • Identifies settings that may leave a family’s personal information vulnerable using the new Privacy Scanner For Facebook feature
  • Indicates dangerous links on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, MySpace, Sina Weibo and Mixi

Trend Micro also offers a free 30 day trial so you can see how you like the software before you buy it:


One lucky reader will win Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security software which will cover up to 3 devices for 1 year


 {Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me why you want to win

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow Trend Micro on Twitter

4) Follow me on Twitter

5) Leave a comment on another blog post

Giveaway ends September 2, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Must be 21 or older and a US citizen to win.

(Disclosure: As stated above, I was a Trend Micro Ambassador for a year but that campaign is now over. I was not compensated for this post.)

Social Deal Map Review and GC Giveaway

There are hundreds of “deal” sites all over the internet. Wouldn’t it be great if all the daily deals were in one spot?

Well… now they are!

Social Deal Map aggregates deals from numerous group buy websites and displays them on a map. New deals are added frequently. The map pinpoints all local deals available and you can easily check out what is available nearby. Here is the map of the Chicago area. You can see the colored dots where deals are located and if you hover your mouse cursor over them the deal pops up on your screen.

There is also a list of local deals in the left sidebar. Here is a sampling of the options that are currently around me:

I love that there is a RSS subscription option so instead of getting emails from all the different deal sites I would get emails from only one website.

It is also useful for people who commute or travel often. Just by browsing the map, you can find out what is available on your way to your destination or at your destination.

GIVEAWAY: is giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky reader.


1) Visit and tell me your favorite local deal that you find.

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) “Like” Social Deal Map on Facebook and leave a comment on your favorite deal

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @socialdealmap on Twitter

6) Retweet a deal from @socialdealmap (cc: @aliciamarie112)

7) Tweet “Enter to win a $25 gift card from @socialdealmap and @aliciamarie112 at”

8) Enter another one of my giveaways and tell me which one you entered.

9) Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy via email

Giveaway ends March 19, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this post.)