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good2grow Coupon on CommonKindness

Buy One Get One Free with this great coupon from good2grow on CommonKindness. Click here to get yours today or go to our coupon gallery for more great printable grocery coupons.

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Take a look at Amazons St.Patricks Day line up with books, costumes, party supplies and more. With a great range of electronics specials and other discounts, be sure to shop through the CommonKindness link so you can generate funds for non-profits at the same time as making your amazon orders.

Click here to have a look at what Amazon has on offer.

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Love To All - A SANPIPER TO BRING YOU JOY

She was six years old when I first met her on the beach near where I live. I drive to this beach, a distance of three or four miles, whenever the world begins to close in on me. She was building a sand castle or something and looked up, her eyes as blue as the sea.

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“Hello,” she said.

I answered with a nod, not really in the mood to bother with a small child.

“I’m building,” she said.

“I see that.  What is it?”  I asked, not really caring.

“Oh, I don’t know, I just like the feel of sand.”

That sounds good, I thought, and slipped off my shoes.

A sandpiper glided by.

“That’s a joy,” the child said.
“It’s a what?”
“It’s a joy.  My mama says sandpipers come to bring us joy.”

The bird went gliding down the beach.  Good-bye joy, I muttered to myself, hello pain, and turned to walk on.  I was depressed, my life seemed completely out of balance.

“What’s your name?”  She wouldn’t give up.

“Robert,” I answered.  “I’m Robert Peterson.”

“Mine’s Wendy… I’m six.”

“Hi, Wendy.”

She giggled.  “You’re funny,” she said.

In spite of my gloom, I laughed too and walked on.
Her musical giggle followed me.

“Come again, Mr. P,” she called.  “We’ll have another happy day.”

The next few days consisted of a group of unruly Boy Scouts, PTA meetings, and an ailing mother. The sun was shining one morning as I took my hands out of the dishwater.  I need a sandpiper, I said to myself, gathering up my coat.

The ever-changing balm of the seashore awaited me.  The breeze was chilly but I strode along, trying to recapture the serenity I needed.

“Hello, Mr. P,” she said.  “Do you want to play?”

“What did you have in mind?” I asked, with a twinge of annoyance.

“I don’t know.  You say.”

“How about charades?”  I asked sarcastically.

The tinkling laughter burst forth again.  “I don’t know what that is.”

“Then let’s just walk.”
Looking at her, I noticed the delicate fairness of her face.
“Where do you live?” I asked.

“Over there.”  She pointed toward a row of summer cottages.

Strange, I thought, in winter.

“Where do you go to school?”

“I don’t go to school.  Mommy says we’re on vacation”

She chattered little girl talk as we strolled up the beach, but my mind was on other things.  When I left for home, Wendy said it had been a happy day. Feeling surprisingly better, I smiled at her and agreed.

Three weeks later, I rushed to my beach in a state of near panic.  I was in no mood to even greet Wendy.  I thought I saw her mother on the porch and felt like demanding she keep her child at home.

“Look, if you don’t mind,” I said crossly when Wendy caught up with me, “I’d rather be alone today.”  She seemed unusually pale and out of breath.

“Why?” she asked.

I turned to her and shouted, “Because my mother died!” and thought, My God, why was I saying this to a little child?

“Oh,” she said quietly, “then this is a bad day.”

“Yes,” I said, “and yesterday and the day before and — oh, go away!”

“Did it hurt?” she inquired.

“Did what hurt?” I was exasperated with her, with myself.

“When she died?”

“Of course it hurt!” I snapped, misunderstanding,
wrapped up in myself.  I strode off.

A month or so after that, when I next went to the beach, she wasn’t there. Feeling guilty, ashamed, and admitting to myself I missed her, I went up to the cottage after my walk and knocked at the door. A drawn looking young woman with honey-colored hair opened the door.

“Hello,” I said, “I’m Robert Peterson.  I missed your little girl today and wondered where she was.”

“Oh yes, Mr. Peterson, please come in.  Wendy spoke of you so much. I’m afraid I allowed her to bother you. If she was a nuisance, please, accept my apologies.”

“Not at all –! she’s a delightful child.”  I said, suddenly realizing that I meant what I had just said.

“Wendy died last week, Mr. Peterson.  She had leukemia Maybe she didn’t tell you.”

Struck dumb, I groped for a chair.  I had to catch my breath.

“She loved this beach, so when she asked to come, we couldn’t say no. She seemed so much better here and had a lot of what she called happy days. But the last few weeks, she declined rapidly…” Her voice faltered, “She left something for you, if only I can find it.  Could you wait a moment while I look?”

I nodded stupidly, my mind racing for something to say to this lovely young woman.  She handed me a smeared envelope with “MR. P” printed in bold childish letters.  Inside was a drawing in bright crayon hues — a yellow beach, a blue sea, and a brown bird.  Underneath was carefully printed:

A SANDPIPER TO BRING YOU JOY.

Tears welled up in my eyes, and a heart that had almost forgotten to love opened wide.  I took Wendy’s mother in my arms.  “I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry,” I uttered over and over, and we wept together.  The precious little picture is framed now and hangs in my study.  Six words — one for each year of her life — that speak to me of harmony, courage, and undemanding love.

A gift from a child with sea blue eyes and hair the color of sand – who taught me the gift of love.

NOTE: This is a true story sent out by Robert Peterson.  It happened over 20 years ago and the incident changed his life forever.  It serves as a reminder to all of us that we need to take time to enjoy living and life and each other. The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.

Life is so complicated, the hustle and bustle of everyday traumas can make us lose focus about what is truly important or what is only a momentary setback or crisis.

This week, be sure to give your loved ones an extra hug, and by all means, take a moment… even if it is only ten seconds, to stop and smell the roses.

 

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True Citrus Coupon on CommonKindness

True Citrus Coupon

Save $1.00 with this True Citrus coupon on CommonKindness. Redeem yours today and generate funds for your favorite non-profit.

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Organic Peace Cereal Coupon on CommonKindness

Organic Peace Cereal

Save $1 on Organic Peace Cereal with this printable grocery coupon on CommonKindness. Clip yours and use to generate funds for your favorite non-profit.

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Music Spreading Kindness

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014.

What better way to start the year than by spreading kindness. Remy De Laroque expresses just that with his wonderful song: “Kindness is my Sunshine”. There is no doubt that kindness lights up the day and doing it with such a big heart and so much talent, creates a great environment for it!

Have a listen and enjoy the start to a kind year ahead.

Tales and stories about our fathers, nature, the city, and the human heart. Remy was born in Paris and is an American Folk- Rock Singer songwriter living in NYC. He shared the stage and co-wrote with Rebecca Martin, Rew (Black Flamingo), Liz Bruce, and Dan Strauss among many others. He is an introspective songwriter mixing spirit and story telling.

 

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Coast Coupon on CommonKindness

Coast Coupon

Save $0.75 on Coast

Heres a great coupon for body wash and soap. Awaken your senses and open your eyes with the invigorating scent of Coast!

Sign-in and print yours.

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Amazon Countdown to Black Friday

With millions of products onsite, Amazon is really delivering great deals coming up to Black Friday. If your looking for some great gifts, a specialty item or anything in between, head to Amazon and get yourself exactly that. With great shipping deals too.

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And don't forget, everything you buy through Amazon on the CommonKindness store or through links in this post will generate funds for non-profits as well. Visit the store now!

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Kikkoman Coupon on CommonKindness

Kikkoman Coupon

Save $1.00 on Kikkoman

All-purpose Kikkoman Soy Sauce is naturally brewed from wheat, soybeans, water and  salt. Like fine wine, Kikkoman Soy Sauce is aged for several months to develop its characteristic rich, yet mellow flavor, appetizing aroma and distinctive reddish-brown color. Besides using it in traditional Asian dishes, try it in mainstream American foods, classic Mediterranean dishes or exotic Caribbean cuisine.

Sign-Up and print yours today!

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Spree Coupon on CommonKindness

Spree Coupon

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE SPREE All Natural Sparkling Water

Spree is an all natural, sweetened, zero calorie sparkling refreshment, a proprietary blend of nature’s stevia leaf extracts combined with 1% pear juice gives Spree® a smooth sweetness, without a bitter ending.  Tasty flavors - Kiwi Kumquat, Pina Pina Colada, Lemon Strawberry, Ruby Red Grapefruit.

 

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Spooktacular Earth Science Coupons

Earth Science Coupon

Save $1 on any (1) one Earth Science Haircare
Earth Science best-selling haircare products are rich in natural protein for strength and shine.Providing a collection of options for all hair types, these gentle formulas are pH balanced and leave hair soft, smooth and tangle free.See the difference inside and out.

Save $2 on any (1) one Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel
More beautiful skin, instantly! Gentle papaya enzymes and glycolic acid reveal smoother and fresher skin.

Save $2 on any (1) one Multi-therapy 8 oz Lotion
Multi-Therapy lotions for all types of skin-types: Multi-Therapy Hand, Body & Massage Lotion for dry skin and massage therapy in one, Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion for complete dry skin reparation, Multi-Therapy Oatmeal Hand & Body Lotion Oatmeal for extra nourishment w/ oatmeal, shea butter and sweet almond oil and  Multi-Therapy Daily Sun Defense Lotion for all over body moisture and 15 SPF.

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KettlePop Coupon on CommonKindness

KettlePop Coupon

Save .50 on KettlePop!
For over a decade KettlePop has been working at the science of creating the best popcorn on earth.   KettlePop Popcorn is hand-popped to perfection in small batches over a fire-burning kettle, then blended with carefully selected chocolate, caramel, and other ingredients.

*Excludes 1oz Kettle Corn and 0.75oz Sea Salt varieties.

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Poise Coupon on CommonKindness

Poise Coupon

Save $2 On Any One (1) Poise Product

Feeling some changes? Poise invites you to experience a unique line of daily products designed for everything from hot flash comfort and gentle daily freshness to worry-free protection from light bladder leaks. Poise Award-Winning Products include: Poise Liners  Pads, Poise Freshcare Femme Wash, Poise Cooling Towelettes, Poise Personal Lubricant.

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Lemon-Aid Coupon on CommonKindness

Make A Stand

SAVE $1.00 on MAKE A STAND LEMON-AID

HOPE IN A BOTTLE - Make a Stand Lemon-aid is the most lovingly-crafted lemonade there is. It didn't start as a product. It started as a promise, born in the heart of an 8 year-old girl wanting to end child slavery. The compelling video (located directly on the coupon) of this little girl's story is one that will "melt your heart" and inspire you.

The product is as pure and real as the story behind it. Make a Stand Lemon-aid is all-natural, certified organic, U.S. grown/Fair-Trade, GMO-free and "tunnel pasteurized" for a fresh, authentic homemade taste. Where does the pink come from, you ask? Natural, organic raspberries, of course! Make A Stand believes in natural beauty.

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Cuties Coupon on CommonKindness

Cuties Coupon

Save .30 on any Cuties Juice
If you love Cuties, you’ll love our Cuties Juices and Smoothies – and you can enjoy it year-round! Theyve take the little Cutie fruit from their groves to Eco-Friendly Juice Plant and bottle it up for you to enjoy! Nothing added, nothing taken away – just 100% Cuties Juice! Choose from their fabulous flavors of juices and blends of smoothies: Tangerine, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberry, Kiwi, Pineapple, Banana and Blueberry.

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NEW Mamma Chia Coupon on CommonKindness

Mamma Chia Coupon

Save $1 on any 2 Mamma Chia Fruit & Vegie Squeeze

Green Magic Squeeze – The Magic of Greens meets the Magic of Chia®! Green Magic Chia Squeeze combines tasty Bananas and Mangoes with Kale, Spirulina & Chlorella making this anytime, anywhere snack a delightful nutrient powerhouse!
Blackberry Bliss Squeeze – Organic blackberries join forces with purple carrot juice to create a delectable snack chock full of Omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, fiber and more! Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze is perfect for a pre- or post-workout energy boost or on-the-go snack!

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Mamma Chia Coupon on CommonKindness

Mamma Chia Coupon

Save $1 on any 2 Mamma Chia Fruit & Vegie Squeeze

Strawberry Banana Squeeze – Perfectly paired Strawberries and Bananas are combined with fresh Beets to make this Chia Squeeze simply irresistible! Seed Your Soul® with this delectable vitality snack wherever your daily journey takes you! And perfect for every soul’s lunchbox!

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Country Choice Organic Coupon on CommonKindnes

Country Choice Coupon

Save 75 cents on any Country Choice hot cereal

HOW MUCH OATMEAL IS REQUIRED TO BE “HEART HEALTHY”?  The FDA has established that 3 grams of beta glucan per day is the amount required for an effect upon cholesterol levels. Combined with a diet low in fat and cholesterol, the following products contain the daily recommended level of beta glucan:
A good sized bowl of Country Choice Organic Oatmeal (1 1/2 cups cooked or 3/4 cup dry)
3 pouches of Country Choice Organic Instant Oatmeal

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Kinesys Coupon on CommonKindness

Kinesys Coupon

Save $2 on any KINeSYS Spray Sunscreen
Protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays with a complete range of performance sunscreens for athletes and the entire family. Paraben, PABA, preservative, alcohol and oil FREE formulas in a convenient, fully recyclable, Microspray™ bottle. Check out KINeSYS complete line of products here.

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New Living NOW Coupon

Living NOW coupon

Save $1 on any Living Now Products
Living Now offers natural and organic gluten-free grains, ours,and mixes produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility. All of our products are made without wheat, eggs, dairy, nuts, soy, and sh, and are certified kosher. Get back to feeling good again with our allergy-friendly foods that you’ll purely love.

Sign-In now and get your coupon to save money and help generate funds for your favorite non-profit.

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"A SMILE FOR YOU!"

Smiling is infectious; you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin, When he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him. I thought about that smile then I realized it's worth, A single smile, just like mine could travel round the earth. So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected. Let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!!

~ Unknown

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Poise Coupon

$100 Sephora Gift Card to be won!

Closes 30th August, 2013.

Poise Coupon

1 High Value Coupon (while it lasts) ~ 4 Fabulous Poise Products & a Chance to Win $100 Sephora Gift Card on CommonKindness till August 30th, 2013.

Save $2 On Any One (1) Poise Product

Feeling some changes? Poise invites you to experience a unique line of daily products designed for everything from hot flash comfort and gentle daily freshness to worry-free protection from light bladder leaks.  Poise Award-Winning Products include:  Poise Liners  Pads, Poise Freshcare Femme Wash, Poise Cooling Towelettes, Poise Personal Lubricant.

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Such a great way to display how to acknowledge the important aspects of life!

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KeVita Coupon

Kevita Coupon

Refreshing Vitality!

Save $1.00 on Daily Cleanse or Mojita Flavored KeVita

Daily Cleanse - Spicy & Sublime - uplifting daily detox simplified. With organic lemon and a touch of cayenne, KeVita Daily Cleanse is our low calorie, low glycemic interpretation of the classic Master Cleanse. Delicious between meals!

Mojito - Sassy and sweet - fresh new flavor with a hint of mint and a twist of lime. Experience a mojito mocktail with no added sugar and just ten calories per bottle. KeVita Mojita is a great way to enjoy this classic flavor. Every bottle is full of revitalizing flavor, probiotics and ocean minerals, minus the rum!

Sign-up and get yours today!

 

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Mamma Chia Coupon

Mamma Chia Coupon

Save $1 on any 2 Mama Chia Drinks

Mamma Chia pairs the highest quality organic chia seeds with delicious organic fruit juices and is lightly sweetened with a touch of organic agave nectar. The pleasing appearance of the chia seeds suspended throughout the beverage adds a compelling quality full of heart and brain-healthy omega-3s, powerful antioxidants and dietary fibers, as well as complete protein, calcium and magnesium. Combined, these nutrients create a vital force that delivers the power to live the life you’ve always wanted.

Interesting Fact - 1 T of Chia is like a smoothie made from salmon, spinach, and human growth hormone.  If you had to pick just one desert-island food, you couldn’t do much better than Chia.   After a few months on the Chia diet, you could probably swim home.”

Sign-up now to take advantage of this great offer!!

 

 

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Nature's Gate Coupon

Nature's Gate coupon

Save $1.00 on any Natures Gate Product

Nature's Gate offers a wide range of products that address personal care needs from the inside out.  They offer incredible products for all types of hair, luxurious body washes, Vitamin E hand creams/oils, whitening toothpaste, facial cleansers/serums/moisturizers, even sun care and sunless tanners.  Using all-natural herbs and pH-balanced formulas, each product is carefully formulated to deliver the many benefits of each unique botanical blend

 

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New Boulder Canyon Coupon

Boulder Canyon

Voted best potato chip by EveryDay w/ Rachel Ray

Save $1 on Boulder Canyon Rice & Bean Chips

This is the first mainstream consumer product in the U.S. to feature the nutritious and delicious adzuki bean.  The light crispiness of these snacks feature the sweet taste of adzuki beans made even more delectable by an added dash of salt.  These chips are a healthier snack alternative for kids and a good source of fiber, gluten free and made w/ non-GMO ingredients.

All Natural   ~   Gluten Free   ~   Zero Trans Fat   ~   Zero Cholesterol   ~   Non GMO

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Act of Kindness by Marine in 5km Race

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Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr may have lost the Jeff Drenth Memorial 5K footrace in Charlevoix, Michigan, last weekend, but he won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of admirers.

On Saturday, the 19-year-old Marine noticed 9-year-old Boden Fuchs struggling to complete the race. The boy had become separated from his group. According to the Facebook page, Seal of Honor, which posted a photograph of the pair running together, Boden asked Kerr, “Sir, will you please run with me?” Kerr, wearing boots and fatigues, and carrying a full backpack, stuck with the boy, encouraged him to complete the race, and helped him reunite with his party at the end of the course—even though Kerr was dead last in his age group, clocking in at 35:43 minutes (five seconds behind Boden). He came in so much later than his Marine buddies, in fact, that they were concerned he had been injured.

The photo has received more than 200,000 likes and been shared nearly 10,000 times.

 The Seal of Honor page—which was established in the memory of Lt. Michael Murphy, who served as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan—went on to praise the young man: “By his unwavering commitment to help those in need through his ability to inspire others by his unequivocal level of motivation, Lcpl Kerr reflected great credit upon himself and was keeping in the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps.”

Story found here.

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Progressive Grocer selected Sarah Schloemer, the co-founder and president of CommonKindness Inc., as one of the Top Women in Grocery for 2013, for creating this innovative coupon platform.

Sarah Schloemer Top Women In Grocery 2013
Sarah Schloemer

CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT,
COMMONKINDNESS INC.

"Sarah Schloemer, a former account executive with experience at several leading advertising agencies, launched CommonKindness.com, a free coupon website, in April 2012. In less than a year, she had guided the startup to No.2 position in grocery coupon websites. Under Schloemer's leadership, CommonKindness has reinvented the online coupon model, developing a performance-based, pay-per-sale model, eliminating coupon loading and print fees for brands, and simultaneously creating a sustainable funding source for nonprofit groups. Each coupon redeemed benefits the consumer's nonprofit of choice. The new coupon model has attracted many major brands, including Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, and Frito-Lay. Schloemer has focused on making CommonKindness as secure as possible, and has developed a partnership with The Kindness Card and UMB Financial Corp. to offer the CommonKindness Visa Platinum Rewards program. She also worked to develop the CommonKindness iframe. She is currently a member of the Association of Coupon Professionals."

~ The Progressive Grocer, June 2013

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New Barabara's Coupon

Barbara's Coupon

Save $1 on Any Barbara's Cereal

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffin Balls  - Super simple and delicious  Barbara's Cereal Treat.  This "American" treat peaked the interest of Sarah, New Zealand President of CommonKindness.  :)

Ingredients
2 cups of Puffins Cereal
½ cup of natural peanut butter
¼ cup of honey
2T of unsweetened coco powder
1T of Milk ( I used unsweetened almond milk)
Directions

Crush your cereal in a bag by hand or in your food processor.
Place cereal in a large bowl.
Combine peanut butter and honey and melt together over low heat on your stove.
Once peanut butter and honey are combined add in 2T of unsweetened coco powder and the milk.
Combine your wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until everything in combined.
Store in an airtight container in your fridge

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New Topricin Coupon

Topricin Coupon

Save 75 cents on the purchase of Topricin Pain Relief Products

Fast, effective & free of side effects. Since 1994, Topricin has been a pain relief technology that has helped people of all generations. If you have not found the pain relief you are looking for, Topricin are confident that you will be delighted with the performance of their product.

Topricin can be found at Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, Whole Foods, and Wegman’s Stores nationwide.

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New Sukhi's Coupon

Sukhi's Coupon

"Delicious, Healthy Indian Food" ~ recommended by O Magazine, Dr. OZ, Sunset Magazine & Bon Appetit.

Save 50 cents On any Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Food Product

Sukhi’s offers eleven authentic freshly frozen Indian entrées. They make a quick and easy meal for one, or combine several entrées and you’ve got a unique Indian feast for a gathering of family and friends.

Made with authentic spices and fresh ingredients, these curries are available in three varieties, Green Curry Chicken, Red Curry Tofu & Vegetables, and Yellow Curry Shrimp. All varieties include vegetables and rice, making them a complete and simple meal for those who love Thai food but don’t have time to visit a Thai restaurant or cook themselves.

If you’ve got a taste for Indian food but no time to make it, Sukhi's Grab ‘N Go meals can satisfy your cravings in an instant. Find them in the fresh grab and go section.

 

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Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Special Father's Day Feature

Michael's Story - Rubicon

"I came to Rubicon to help me find a job. If I did not go to Rubicon to get the help I would have gone back to the streets. It's what I know best." ~ Michael

In time for Father's Day 2013, we would like to share an uplifting story about an inspiring dad, Michael. After a rough beginning and time in jail, Michael returned to his family. Today, they are together and making a new life with the help of Rubicon Programs Inc.

You can help generate funds for organizations just like Rubicon while saving money with coupons on CommonKindness.

"Being a dad is wonderful. I know I'm the head of the household, and I have to set the precedent to show my kids that we are going to have a roof over our heads, food in our stomachs, money to go to the store." ~ Michael

 

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Posted Thursday, May 9, 2013

Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 11, 2013

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Please help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday, May 11, 2013

Did you know?

  • 1 in 6 Americans are facing hunger.
  • More than 50 million people, including nearly 17 million children, are facing hunger.
  • Nearly 6 million Americans are fed by food banks each week.

The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive-which is always held on the second Saturday in May-is the largest one-day food drive in America. Benefiting Feeding America-and now in its 21st year-the event provides relief to millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

hunger games

YOU CAN HELP in Just 3 Easy Steps!

1. Purchase non-perishable food items.

Examples of appropriate food items include:

  • Jars of peanut butter
  • Canned fish
  • Packaged dried fruits
  • Boxes of cereal

2. Place food items into a bag and leave the bag at your mailbox on Saturday, May 11th.

Your local letter carrier will pick up your and deliver it to your local food bank

3. Spread the word.

Tell everyone you know to leave non-perishable food by their mail boxes, too.

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Posted May 7, 2013

WIN CASH on CommonKindness

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For 9 days, beginning today CommonKindness is running a Find The Gold Coupon Contest!  All you have to do is locate the special Golden Coupon similar to the one pictured above. There will be 4 Golden Coupons posted at random times throughout the day (each of these 4 coupons will only be available to print for 15 minutes!) so you'll want to head here and check the site often.

Here's How the Golden Coupon Contest Works:

* Head over to CommonKindness.com throughout the next 9 days and keep your eyes peeled for a Golden Coupon
* If you spot a Golden Coupon, clip and print the coupon right away (these coupons will only be available for 15 minutes so you'll want to be quick!)
* Look for the unique Golden Coupon Code embedded in the terms of the coupon (you will need to print the coupon in order to view the terms).
* Send an email to the email address info@commonkindness.com and be sure to write the unique Golden Coupon Code in the Subject Line of the email.
* The first 2 email submissions received for each Golden Coupon will be awarded a $10 cash prize (there will be a total of 8 winners daily!).
* If you have additional questions, please send an email to info@commonkindness.com

Fine Print: Limit one $10 cash check per person. If individual has already been selected to receive $10 cash, the next consecutive email submission will then be selected. Each of the 8 winners will be notified via email at the end of each day.

Happy Hunting!

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Posted April 26, 2013

Celebrate National Volunteer Week With A Buddy Fruits Coupon

Save 75 cents on the purchase of any Buddy Fruits Products
 

Buddy Fruits with NonProfit CommonKindness Coupon

The Buddy Fruits Promise has remained the same since day one: 100% Fruit, 100% Taste and 100% Pleasure!  Buddy Fruits is the US pioneer of the squeezable fruit pouch and is committed to delivering our families, a nutritious alternative to unhealthy foods.With Buddy Fruits wholesome choice of natural ingredients, the products are an easy way to outsmart temptation! With a large variety of flavors, sizes and products available, all family members are able to consume healthy fruits daily.

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Posted April 23, 2013

CommonKindness Celebrates National Volunteers Week

CommonKindness (http://www.CommonKindness.com) is raising a glass to the 64 million volunteers in America who, according to the Department of Labor, donate 8.1 billion hours of their time to service work each month. Commencing on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013, the free printable grocery coupon website will focus on the extraordinary work of individual volunteers and nonprofit organizations in America to honor them and their efforts.

CommonKindness is a social enterprise launched by Andrew Martin, the founding chair of Annie's Macaroni and Cheese and Smartfood Popcorn, and New Zealand native Sarah Schloemer. The disruptive online coupon model they created features a pay-per-redemption model that brands love and allocates 20 percent of revenues to nonprofit organizations.

"CommonKindness has created a source of sustainable funding for America's nonprofit organizations, so volunteers can spend less time on fundraising and more time performing acts of kindness that help others," said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness.

"Thousands of nonprofits-from the Red Cross to the United Way to P.A.W.S.-are benefiting from CommonKindness and have engaged their members," says Schloemer. During National Volunteer Week, and for several weeks afterward, CommonKindness will showcase the work of individuals and organizations in its e-mail, blog, Facebook page, Twitter feeds, and other messaging. The coupon website will also suggest ways to honor local volunteers, get more involved in the community and help others.

Established in 1974 by President Richard Nixon, National Volunteer Week is the official time to celebrate the kind people who are improving the lives of others through their dedication and service work.

"Economic uncertainty has increased pressure on governments, businesses, and nonprofits to do more with less," said Schloemer. "The work we are doing to raise funds is only part of the solution. Volunteers contribute more than just time. It's their talent, advocacy, and kindness that bring about meaningful change and they deserve to be honored for their incredibly kind efforts that benefit our communities."

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Posted April 17, 2013

Congratulations to Cipper Girl, Our New Partner in Kindness

www.ClipperGirlSavingSpot.com went beyond the savings and incorporated a message of kindness for her audience.  Thank you Clipper Girl for spreading kindness and helping your audience Save Money & Help Others.

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"CommonKindness.com is a great place to find not so common coupons to print.  What I like best about CommonKindness is the fact that when I print coupons to help me save money on products that my family uses, I am also helping a non profit organization.  CommonKindness.com donates 20% of funds received to a non-profit of my choice.  Living in a small town as I do, I didn't think I would find a non profit in my area to assist.  Boy was I wrong!!!  There were over 7 pages of non profits listed.  I've decided to support Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program.  It feels good to know that even in these difficult financial times I can help provide someone with a better quality of life just by printing a coupon."

 

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Posted April 5 , 2013

New CommonKindness iFrame Benefits Non-Profits

Nonprofits Raise Money and Attract New Visitors with New CommonKindness Coupon Gallery iframe

By adding a CommonKindness Coupon Gallery to their websites, nonprofit organizations can draw new website visitors and empower supporters and guests to save money on their grocery bills while raising money for their favorite nonprofit causes.

Nonprofit organizations can now fundraise, reward their current audience of supporters, members, and volunteers, and entice new visitors to their websites by simply adding the CommonKindness Grocery Coupon Gallery to their website. The embedded coupon gallery keeps visitors on the nonprofit's website, and can be easily implemented using HTML iframe coding.

"The CommonKindness Coupon Gallery is a fresh approach nonprofits are taking to draw a new demographic to their websites and reward their existing base of supporters," said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness. "It is a great way to associate the organization with the good feeling people experience both when they make charitable contributions and when they save money for their families.

Launched to provide an innovative way for America's cash-strapped consumers to help their favorite charities, CommonKindness is a social enterprise that gives 20 percent of its coupon redemption revenues to 501(3)(c) nonprofit organizations chosen by participating shoppers.

Seventy-three percent of consumers say they've redeemed online coupons in the last month, according to a recent survey. CommonKindness Coupon Gallery feeds growing consumer demand for discount offers, while providing a sustainable source of funding for nonprofits. The model has attracted a wide range of valuable discount offers from dozens of major brands and engagement from many local and national nonprofit organizations.

The CommonKindness Coupon Gallery employs iframe HTML coding to display coupon offers inside a window on the nonprofit's website-or any other website for that matter. Websites like  LivingRichWithCoupons.com, StockPilingMoms.com, and YesWeCoupon.com are utilizing the CommonKindness Coupon Gallery iframe to offer their audience unique coupons. The sites benefit from increased site visitation and length of time visitors spend on their website-two key metrics that profoundly affect website placement in search engine results.

"Being able to offer unique CommonKindness coupons through an iframe directly on our site is amazing," said Jenny Martin of SouthernSavers.com. "We are able to keep visitors on our site and help benefit nonprofits at the same time. In the end it makes us a greater resource and helps others. It's a total win-win!"

"Our model is designed so that everyone wins," added Schloemer. "That is the essence of everything we do here at CommonKindness."

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Posted March 23 , 2013

Celebrate World Water Day with New Nature's Gate Coupons from CommonKindness.com

 

Nature's Gate, creator of personal care products formulated from botanical remedies, is celebrating World Water Day-March 22, 2013-with free printable grocery coupons that reward shoppers and support charities. Each CommonKindness.com coupon saves the shopper $1.50 on their Nature's Gate purchase and generates funds for the nonprofit organization of the shopper's choice.

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CommonKindness donates 20 percent of its revenues to the nonprofit organizations shoppers choose when they go to http://www.CommonKindness.com and start downloading coupons. In honor of World Water Day, Nature's Gate suggests shoppers consider selecting WaterAid as their designated nonprofit to support the organization's mission to help communities in Asia, Africa and Central America obtain long-term access to safe, clean water.

The United Nations established World Water Day as a means of focusing attention on the importance of safe water, and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. WaterAid uses this day to raise awareness that 11 percent of the world's population does not have safe water to drink, and that this coupled with poor sanitation, results in 2,000 children dying every day.

"Over 783 million people around the world still do not have access to safe water," said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness.com. "Helping organizations like WaterAid bring water to those who need it is very rewarding to me-and our coupons make it rewarding to consumers."

Rainwater has always held special significance to Nature's Gate. Over 40 years ago, founders Leo and Vladimir blended rainwater and natural herbs from their herb shop to create the very first Herbal Rainwater Shampoo. Shortly thereafter, they began giving it away to their friends and herb shop customers. It became a phenomenon all along Venice Beach, California.

Nature's Gate continues to be inspired by its surroundings, creating formulas that combine proven botanical, herbal, and floral treatments with modern ingredients and techniques. Using all-natural herbs and pH-balanced formulas, each product is carefully formulated to deliver the many benefits of each unique botanical blend. All Nature's Gate products reflect ongoing efforts to preserve the earth's natural resources and develop sustainable sources of clean water.

About Nature's Gate
Since its founding over 40 years ago, Nature's Gate has been pairing nature with science to create high quality, safe, sustainable, and affordable personal care product s. Nature's Gate products are made with pure, sustainably-harvested herbs, fruits, and essential oils (no animal-derived ingredients) that enhance the overall health and well-being of people and the planet.

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Posted March 19 , 2013

New Partner in Kindness for March

 

Congratulations to Luv Saving Money, our new Partner in Kindness!

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Each month, we select one Partner in Kindness, a savvy-saver blogger that re-posts our coupons and "goes beyond the savings" incorporating a message of Kindness & Helping Others. Luv Saving Money posted an inspiring message about local non-profits.  Thank you Angie for helping spread the KINDNESS message to your audience.

"As a frugal blogger, couponing definitely fits into my lifestyle.  It's even better knowing my readers and I can help out a non-profit of our choosing while doing something we do anyway. I'm proud to be chosen as a Partner in Kindness."

~ Angie, Luv Saving Money

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