Thanks to Walmart and SheSpeaks I was chosen to take part in the Avoid the Oops program!  I can’t tell you how many times we have run out of these essential everyday products we use on a daily basis.  P&G and Walmart have teamed up to save you time and money with a one stop place for shopping for these essentials.  Visit to grab items for your Kitchen, Laundry, Cleaning, Baby and Bathroom!

Oops page

My shopping experience was super easy! They had pretty much everything we use! They were out of a few items but not any that I needed.  What I loved to is that some of the items had options to choose the amount you needed such as the Cascade Dishwasher tabs.  One thing we seem to always run out of is tissues at our house!  I can’t tell you how many times we are sick and use the last tissue and none of us want to leave the house.

My number one item(s) that I ordered were the Bounty Basic Paper Towels and the Pampers Wipes.  I am a photographer as well and lately have had so much 1st birthday session that included a smash cake.  I don’t know if you know how messy that can be…but I can.  I have had little ones who hardly make a mess to ones that have cake everywhere!!  I always am out of paper towels and wipes which isn’t helpful at all for easy clean up.


As part of this post I was given $60 to spend on our essential items from  I chose items such as paper towels, napkins, fabric softener, tissues, and more.  These are items we use pretty much everyday and really can’t go with out!  Sometimes there is a choice to pick up in store but I chose the easy way with shipping to my house.  If you spend $50 or more you can get free shipping. I ordered my items on June 14th in the evening and all my items arrived in two shipments, one yesterday and two today!

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart.  The opinions in the post are 100% mine.



Join everyone’s favorite Mickey Mouse and his friends on their adventures through a huge sporting event in Disney Junior’s hit series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Sport-y-thon on DVD May 24th! It includes 6 episodes for over 2 hours of classic Disney characters competing in an action packed sports tournament learning about teamwork and strengthening their friendships! Plus get a FREE Exclusive Golden Mickey Medal. Everyone is a WINNER!  For those who collect Disney Movie Reward Points this one is worth 75 points.
Synopsis: Put on your sneakers and get ready for the greatest sporting event ever! Join referee Goofy, along with Mickey and all of his Clubhouse Pals, as they compete in the first-ever Sport-Y-Thon, an action-filled sports tournament. Share the excitement – and a sky-high view of the action – as sportscasters Pete and Donald Duck broadcast live from above in the Sport-Y-Thon Blimp! Who will earn a prized Golden Mickey Medal? Help our heroes discover that with teamwork and good sportsmanship, everybody wins! Jam-packed with over two hours of song-filled episodes, Mickey’s Sport-Y-Thon will have you calling for an instant replay!

Voice Cast: Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse; Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Bill Farmer as Goofy and Pluto; and Tony Anselmoas Donald Duck

Director: Donovan Cook (Return to Never Land)

Executive Producer: Rob LaDuca (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)

Producer and Story Mark Seidenberg (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)


Release Date: May 24, 2016

Packaging: 1-Disc DVD with exclusive FREE Golden Mickey Medal

Episodes: Mickey’s Sport-Y-Thon

Mickey’s Mousekeball!

Donald’s Brand New Clubhouse

Mickey’s Mousekedoer Adventure

Mickey’s Mystery!

Mickey’s Happy Mousekeday

Ratings: TV-Y (US)

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages: English, French & Spanish


Thanks to Disney we were sent some great sports themed Mickey Mouse items!  My son is super excited and couldn’t wait to open them.  Mickey Mouse Bowling Set $16.95. Mickey Mouse Water Bottle $12.95. Mickey Mouse Hat $14.95.  With our Fridays spent at golf…the water bottle has been great!

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Join Sofia on her adventures into a world of magical books in Disney Junior’s hit series Sofia the First: The Secret Library on DVD June 7th! This new DVD features Sofia teaming up with Merida from Disney’s “Brave” and Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen”! It includes 4 episodes for over an hour and half of princess adventures! Plus a FREE Sofia Necklace Inside!  For those collecting Disney Movie Reward points this one is worth 75 points too!

Features TWO Special Appearances – Princess Merida (“Brave”)
and Olaf (“Frozen”) – Plus a FREE Sofia Necklace Inside!

Download Sofia The First - The Secret Library Activities

Synopsis: Sofia’s Aunt Tilly returns to give her a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint Sofia storykeeper of magical books without endings in “Sofia the First: The Secret Library.” Follow along as Sofia pursues adventures that will finish the narratives, including rescuing Minimus’ brother from an evil prince and setting out on a mission to stop Miss Nettle from stealing all the beautiful snowdrop flowers from the wintery kingdom of Freezenberg. Merida from Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” and Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen” make special appearances.

Cast: Ariel Winter (ABC TV’s “Modern Family”) as Sofia; Sara Ramirez (ABC TVs “Grey’s Anatomy”) as Queen Miranda; and Wayne Brady (TV’s “Let’s Make A Deal”) as Clover.

Guest Voice Cast: Josh Gad (“Frozen”) as Olaf; Ruth Connell (“Supernatural) as Merida; Bonnie Hunt (“Cars”) as Aunt Tilly; Eric Stonestreet (ABC TV’s “Modern Family”) as Minimus; Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”) as Prince Roderick; Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”) as Mazzimo; Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) as Miss Nettle; and Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”) as the Narrator.

Director: Jamie Mitchell

Executive Producers: Jamie Mitchell and Craig Gerber

Release Date: June 7, 2016

Episodes: Princess Adventure Club

The Secret Library (Featuring Merida from “Brave”)

The Princess Ballet

The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle (Featuring Olaf from “Frozen”)

Ratings: TV-Y (US)

Feature Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages: English, French & Spanish



Thanks to Disney we were sent some awesome Sofia the First items!!  We have one very happy little girl in the family!  She is a huge Sofia the First fan and can’t wait for school to start so she can use her backpack!  Disney always has some great products that kids love and are not to pricey either!


Both my son and husband were very excited for the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens! So when they found out I was getting a Star Wars Family Viewing Kit we were all so excited to see what was to come. Thanks to Disney and Hasbro we got some awesome Star Wars themed items!

IMG_1203(Don’t mind my son’s PJ’s…It was PJ day at school and he was all about it!)

My son and even my husband was beyond excited to check out all the awesome items that came for our viewing party!  The Light Saber was one of the first items to get un-packaged along with the Nerf Guns!!  My son has been reading the Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know a lot too!  R2D2 Bop-It has ended up in our car for a fun activity when we are on the road.  We have had several kids in the car and that has been their favorite toy to play with!

The Nerf guns by far is my husbands favorite item in the box.  He and my son have had hours of fun!  Nerf items never disappoint us and are fun for all!

Disclosure: These items were given to me free of charge for my honest opinion.  These opinions are my own.  Thanks to Disney and Hasbro for the items.



See how much fun Pixar had taking the Recyclosaurus challenge in this exclusive bonus clip .  And now it’s your chance to make your own Recyclosaurs.  Here are some ideas on how to get started but don’t be afraid to make your mark and let your imagination come to life!

Check out the great contest that I have just for Deal Wise Mommy readers!!!  You guys get the chance to make your own Recyclosaurs.  I will get to choose two winners: a grand prize winner and a runner up.  Make sure to use the hastags below as well as tag Deal Wise Mommy on social media (Twitter and Facebook).  That is how we will find your entries!  The deadline to enter is 2/21 and winners will be chosen on Feb 22nd!!!

Hashtags to use when entering contest!  Make sure to tag Deal Wise Mommy in them too!
Prize Packs:
The Grand Prize Winner will win a prize Pack including:
-The Good Dino Blu-rayGood Dino grand Prize
-Pet Collector Action Figure
-Butch Action Figure
-The Good Dinosaur Backpack
-The Good Dinosaur Harmonica
-Butch Lunch Tote
-Thunderclap Charger and Fly Launcher
-Arlo Plush 23″
-Butch Journal
-The Good Dinosaur Tumblr with Straw
-The Good Dinosaur Canteen
-Spot interactive Plush
One Runner Up Winner will receive a Blu-ray copy of The Good Dinosaur



The Perfect Adventure for the Whole Family Stampedes Home On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack,Digital HDand Disney Movies Anywhere February 23


Extensive Bonus Features Include the Academy Award© NominatedTheatrical Short “Sanjay’s Super Team,” Making-of Featurettes, Deleted Scenes and More!

SYNOPSIS:  From the innovative minds of Disney•Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be.

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Bring home this original story full of humor, heart, action and imagination, perfect for the whole family!


CAST: Raymond Ochoa(NBC’s “The Night Shift,” TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”) as Arlo; Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts I & II”, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Arlo’s wise Poppa; Frances McDormand(HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge,” “Fargo”) as Arlo’s strong Momma; Marcus Scribner(ABC’s “black•ish”) as Arlo’s brother, Buck; Jack Bright (“Monsters University”) as Spot; Steve Zahn(“Captain Fantastic,” “Ridiculous Six,” “Rescue Dawn,” “Mad Dogs”) as a fearless pterodactyl named Thunderclap; A.J. Buckley (TNT’s “Murder in the First,” FX’s “Justified”) as teen T-Rex Nash; Anna Paquin(HBO’s “True Blood”) as Nash’s tenacious sister, Ramsey; Sam Elliott(FX’s “Justified,” “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” “Grandma”) as T-Rex patriarch Butch


DIRECTOR:                         Peter Sohn(Short – “Partly Cloudy”)

PRODUCER:                        Denise Ream(“Cars 2,”“Up”)

EXEC. PRODUCERS:         John Lasseter(“Inside Out”),Lee Unkrich(“Monsters University”)and Andrew Stanton(“Inside Out”)


AND DEVELOPMENT:      Bob Peterson

STORY:                                 Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann and Bob Peterson

SCREENPLAY BY:             Meg LeFauve(“Inside Out”)

MUSIC:                                  Academy Award®-winning film composer Mychael Danna (“Life of Pi”) and Emmy®-nominated composer Jeff Danna (“Tyrant”)


RELEASE DATE:                                February 23, 2016


PRODUCTS:                         Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD

and On-Demand

BONUS:                                                Digital HD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack& Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team – Sanjay loves the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into his Hindu traditions. Reluctance quickly turns into awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on an amazing journey, returning with a new perspective they can both embrace.

 TRUE LIES ABOUT DINOSAURS – We know – it’s preposterous to think Apatosaurs spoke English. Learn more about what separates the fictional dinosaurs of “The Good Dinosaur“ from what scientists know about real dinosaurs.

 RECYCLOSAURUS – Pixar takes creative competition seriously. Maybe a little too seriously. Watch as “The Good Dinosaur” crew competes to see which department can create the best dinosaur ever…using only discarded items from the studio’s “free table.”

 THE FILMMAKERS’ JOURNEY – Finding your way from an idea to a film takes a lot of exploration. Director Peter Sohn and his fellow filmmakers talk about the challenging, inspiring, and unexpectedly emotional experience of making “The Good Dinosaur.”

 EVERY PART OF THE DINOSAUR – The filmmakers talk about the special animation challenges of “The Good Dinosaur” – including figuring out how to animate a dinosaur who’s really a boy, and a boy who’s got the spirit of a dog.

 FOLLOWING THE T-REX TRAIL – Follow the filmmakers as they travel to a working cattle ranch and meet the McKays, a close-knit family whose work ethic, generosity, and stories inspired the T-Rex ranchers of the film.

 COMMENTARY – Commentary from director Peter Sohn, story supervisor Kelsey Mann, supervising animator Mike Venturini, director of photography/lighting Sharon Calahan, and supervising technical director Sanjay Bakshi.

DINO BITES – Montage of original animated pieces produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”

HIDE AND SEEK – A short animated clip produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”


  • The Attack – An idyllic introduction to the family farm is cut short when a savage predator attacks the newborn Arlo. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
  • Building the Silo – An admiring Arlo is thrilled to follow along as his father builds a silo for the family farm. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
  • Waiting for Poppa – Arlo awaits the return of his beloved father on a stormy night, only to be greeted with tragic news. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.


Blu-ray 3D&DVD:

  • THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team 

Digital Exclusive:

Just Listen – Trace the development of the unique soundscape of “The Good Dinosaur,” from the wilds of British Columbia as Sound Designer Craig Berkey collects sounds, to the recording studio where Jeff and Mychael Danna use instruments from around the world to create the music.



You may have heard from a family member or a friend that nothing in the world is really free and with most retail chains that is the truth. Though it is important to note that throughout the year companies may offer various ways that you can get free gifts entirely for free.

Making Minimum Purchases

Companies love to spoil their loyal customers, especially the people that spend a lot of money at one time at their store. If there are any free gifts to be received from different companies they will generally be as a reward for making a minimum purchase at their store. For example, getting a free cosmetics bag when you buy at least $100 worth of makeup. The minimum purchase requirements will differ depending on the products that they have available as some sites may have $25 as the purchase amount and others may have upwards of $750.

Rewards Programs

When you are a frequent customer at a particular store, you are obviously giving that company a lot of money and in order to make sure that you stay loyal to their products and/or services, they are willing to offer benefits. Signing up for rewards programs from all of your favorite stores is a great way to make sure that you get the most out of every order that you make. Generally you’ll collect points for each order and in most cases 1 point is equivalent to $1. After these points accumulate you may be able to redeem them for free gifts. There are also times when companies will simply give their members free gifts for signing up for their rewards programs, especially if there is a membership fee.

Finding the Right Products

Even though it may not be an additional “gift” that you’ll get for free, finding products that are included in buy one, get one offers is another great way to make sure that you get free products with every purchase. For example, if you find a shirt that is regularly priced you may want to consider opting for the shirt that gives you the ability to get a second one for free instead so you’re only paying for one. This method of getting free gifts depends on the promotions that the store is currently offering and if they have an array of buy one, get one products available.


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