The Blessed Seed

Black cumin seed has been revered as a medicinal herb with a wide range of healing capabilities for almost 4000 years.

The Holy Prophet once said - "Hold on to the use of the black seed for indeed it has a remedy for every disease except death."

Big savings on naming your own star

Save over $45 with this offer.

Are you looking for a unique gift to give the person in your life who seems to have everything? How about the gift of a star? I've always known about the International Star Registry, which allows people to purchase their very own star and name it but the price was always more than I could even consider. For the next nine days, you can get a star for yourself or someone else for $20. With a normal selling price of $65, that is a savings of $45!

This great deal gets even better. Currently, there is a coupon code that you can use to get 10 percent off the sales price of naming your own star. That puts the final price for this deal at $18. The code is ELLEN and you must put each letter in all caps for the coupon code to work. Use this code at checkout. Another great part of this deal is that shipping is absolutely free!

So what do you get for $18? First, you get a 16″ by 12″ full-color parchment certificate that has your star's name on it, the date, and the actual coordinates to where the star resides in space. Second, you get a 16″ x 12″ sky chart that not only lists the star’s name, date and constellation, but it also has the star surrounded by a big red circle so that you can clearly see where your star is. Third, you get an astronomy book that is filled with sky charts. Finally, the deal comes with a congratulations letter for the person you are gifting the star to.

Free sample: Nordic Naturals

Get a wellness pack for yourself or your pet.

Nordic Naturals is a company that sells health and wellness products that are—well—natural. They have gummy vitamins, vitamins for kids, vitamins for vegans, fish oil supplements, algae supplements and much much more. The company even has a line of natural wellness products for cats and dogs. Cod liver oil and Omega-3 supplements seem to be the most popular products for pets. If you are interested in giving these products a try, request a free sample pack and one will be mailed to you.

Head to Nordic Naturals homepage in order to get your free sample. Scroll down and you'll see a button at the bottom of the screen that says “Free Sample.” The button is blue. Click on it. You must confirm that you are a new customer to continue. The offer isn't good if you've ever purchased from Nordic Naturals before. Now you must choose whether you want a Wellness Essential Pack, or a Pet Essential Pack. Click the blue continue button after you've made your choice.

Let Nordic Naturals know how you found out about them. I found out from a forum I frequent and there was no option for that. I had to check the “none” button. Fill out your full name, mailing address and e-mail address to complete the form. Click “Submit” when done.

After you have submitted the form, you'll get a message that says this: “Thank You! You will be receiving your Sample Kit containing assorted single size servings and product literature within 4-6 weeks.” This is the standard time for free samples, so keep your eye on your mailbox in a month's time.

Get free cake at Shoney's

December 6th is free hot fudge cake day.

Shoney's is a popular restaurant that can be found in the following states: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. If you live in one of those states then you are in luck!

On December 6th, that's this Thursday, Shoney's is giving away free cake. They are calling it Free Hot Fudge Cake Day. All you have to do is stop by the restaurant and request your free pieces of cake. Unfortunately, I live in New Jersey so I can't get the free cake, however, I have been to Shoney's numerous times when visiting my parents in Florida. I can attest to the fact that their food is delicious.

Although there are no strings attached to the free hot fudge cake deal, you might want to make a day of it and order lunch or dinner beforehand. The buffets include classic southern foods, such as fried chicken, meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes, baked beans, soups, salads and biscuits. Of course, Shoney's breakfasts are equally as great, but I don't think you want to eat a piece of hot fudge cake that early in the morning.

Shoney's has been in business since 1947 and the company prides itself on its home-cooked meals. I suggest you sign-up for Shoney's E-Club if you live in one of the 17 states that house these restaurants. You can get coupons geared toward new dishes as well as coupons for children's meals. You must be 13 years of age or older to join the E-Club. You can always unsubscribe later on if you feel that you aren't getting the deals you're looking for.  

Get a free calender starring you

Elf Yourself into the new year!

OfficeMax has teamed up with Elf Yourself to offer you a free calendar. This freebie is so much fun that I couldn't wait to share it with it. I used to have a subscription to Jib Jab because I thought the videos were so funny. Now I just stick with the free videos.

You can make a free video and request your free calendar in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is go to the OfficeMax Elf Yourself page and click “Upload Photo.” Next, you'll need to check the box that reads “I agree to the terms and conditions.” If you want to know what the terms and conditions are, you can just click on the words “terms and conditions” and they will come up.

The fun part comes next. Upload a picture of yourself from either your computer, Facebook or using your webcam. You can upload up to five pictures for five different elves. I used pictures of my kids and my nieces. I knew they would get a kick out of the video. With each picture you upload, you'll have the ability to rotate the picture or zoom in so that you can get your picture to fit inside the elf face.

After you have uploaded all of the pictures you want to use click “Let's Dance!” Your Elf Yourself video will begin to play. Sit back and have a good time watching it.
You can immediately share your video for free on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail after you have finished watching it. If you want the free calendar, click the red “Free Calendar” button at the top right-hand side of the screen. You will get a code like this “272225” that you must print out and take with you to your local OfficeMax. An OfficeMax associate will help you get your free calendar.


Free sample of Mrs. Dash seasoning

Add flavor to your next meal.

Were you ordered to stay away from salt? Are you looking for a new way to dress up your beef or chicken? Mrs. Dash is currently giving away free samples of their salt-free seasoning. The offer is available on Facebook. If you want to give the seasoning a try before buying it, you better act now. The company is only giving away 20,000 free samples and they are currently down to 13,984 samples.

Head to Mrs. Dash's Facebook page to claim the free sample of seasoning. Click the “Like” button before continuing. A new page will pop up with a form that you must fill out. Start by selecting the flavor you want to try. There are four options: Original Blend, Table Blend, Garlic and Herb and Extra Spicy.

Next, fill out your full name and mailing address so Mrs. Dash knows where to send your free samples. There are two boxes at the end of the form that you can check if you want to receive future e-mails and coupons. I just left them blank to keep my e-mails at a minimum. When you're done click the green “Submit” button.

The company will give you a reference number and let you know that it will take eight weeks for your free sample to arrive. If it doesn't arrive at that time, you can e-mail for a delivery status update. I've had Mrs. Dash products before and I highly recommend you give them a try. I'm excited to try the garlic and herb blend. Garlic is my favorite!  

Feel free to click the button under the reference number to share this amazing free sample with your friends on Facebook.

Free mustaches

Simply pay with a Tweet or a Facebook share.

Looking for a fun gift to put in your child's stocking this Christmas? How about a mustache? HoboNinja is giving away free mustaches to anyone that asks for it. All they ask is that you pay for the mustache by Tweeting about the company, or sharing the offer with your Facebook friends. That's easy enough. The offer also includes free shipping.

Click on the Twitter/Facebook button on the free mustache offer page, and follow the prompts to post a Tweet or a post about the mustache giveaway. I chose to tweet about the giveaway. They already had the form filled out, so I left it as is and just posted it. You can change the message though if you are not comfortable with it. Next, click “Get it Now.”

You will receive a code with a link below it on the screen that pops up. Click on the link and then click the button that says “Add to Cart.” It is under the picture of the mustache. You'll see a spot where you can add the code. Type it in and click “Apply Code.” This will allow you to get the mustache free with free shipping. Click “Update Total” to finish up.

Get the free mustaches off to your mailbox by filling out your name and shipping address in the appropriate boxes. If you are a new customer, you'll be asked to create a user name and password. Click the blue “Finish my Order and Send my Stuff” button. That's it. The mustaches will be sent shortly.

Your top Black Friday deals

Get ready for big savings.

Last year's Black Friday deals don't even compare to the savings you can expect to find this Black Friday. I don't know if the drastically reduced merchandise is in any way related to the bad economy, but it doesn't matter to me if it means I can save hundreds of dollars on my Christmas gifts. Here are a few of the biggest deals I've spotted so far.

Old Navy:
All Adoraboots are on sale for $12 (this includes infant, children and women styles)
Fleece half-zips and graphic tees are both $5
Adult Old Navy Famous Jeans are $15
Coats for under $19

Best Buy:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 $179
Toshiba Classic 40” LCD TV for $179 (A whopping $240 savings)
Lenovo 15.6” laptop for $187 (I'm all over this deal)

Toys R' Us:
Rock Star Mickey Mouse $19
Leapfrog Tag Reading System with book $19
Power Wheels motorized quads for kids $49
Guy 1 Get 1 Free on all Toys R' Us  batteries!

JC Penney:
Women's boots $25
Kids boots $12 and $15
Puffer jackets $30
Jewelry pieces $10 to $30
Free buttons given out at the store that could lead you to win one of many great prizes

Nintendo Dsi for $79
Uniden phone with three headsets for $29
Any size complete bed sets $28
Jewelry for 80 percent off
Children's fleece separates $4
Save 50 percent on footwear

Keep in mind that each of these stores starts their sales at a different time. Kmart is even open Thanksgiving morning. Other stores are open Thanksgiving night and others actually open on Black Friday.

Free Christmas cards

Get five greeting cards totally free.

Good Samaritans Missions Services is a Christian Humanitarian Organization that began in 1977. They currently have three ministries. They provide bears to sick children, funds for families that have children with medical and transportation needs, and free greeting cards to anyone that wants them. Right now you can get five free greeting cards to use this Christmas.

Head to Good Smaritans website where you can fill out the form to get the greeting cards. There is a picture at the top that shows you which cards you will be getting. Below the picture you must enter your first name, last name, e-mail address, mailing address, the date and time. The date and time was already filled out for me, so I'm guessing it will be for you as well. Click “Submit Info” when you are all finished.

I did have a little problem when I tried to submit my info. It said I had too much information in the fields. You can email if this happens to you, but I was able to fix it by abbreviating my city. I'm sure not all cities can be abbreviated though.

Although you can get the scripture Christmas greeting cards completely free with free envelopes and free shipping, there is a donate button on the left-hand side of the page. The organization relies on donations to continue on with its ministry, so if you find that you really enjoy the cards and want to make it possible for the program to continue so that other people can get the cards, you may want to consider making a donation.

Free Redbox game rental

As simple as using your cell.

I love Redbox because it is not only convenient, but also extremely affordable. The only thing cheaper than Redbox is renting videos from your local library. Redbox charges $1 per day for movie and game rentals. Game systems supported by Redbox include the Wii, PS3 and the Xbox.

Currently, Redbox is honoring a code that will allow you one free game rental anytime between now and the end of the year. All you have to do to get the free game rental is use your cell phone to text the code RENT to 727272.

Redbox will then return you a text that will contain a code you can use at any Redbox location to get the game free. You may even want to sign up for the Redbox Text Club to get even more freebies down the road. I have to pay extra for the texts I send, so I don't use this method, but it works great for individuals who have texts included in their cell phone plan.

It also pays to sign up for Redbox e-mails. The first time I did this I got a code for a free movie rental. I've gotten lots of other great deals since then. Just don't forget to confirm your e-mail after you sign up.

If you aren't sure where the nearest Redbox is, use the “Locations” tab on the Redbox homepage. They are commonly placed in busy supermarkets. We have them at both Acme and ShopRite. It is easy for me to grab a DVD at the end of my grocery trip. I love this because companies like Netflix don't have current movies, but Redbox does.