Help Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief: Community Events & Other Fundraisers for the Philippines

Major natural disasters happening far away usually seem so unreal to me because it’s just too hard to imagine. But the most recent one, Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, became a reality to my family and I as soon as we heard how severe it was going to be and saw videos and graphics of where the storm […]

Save & Give!: Double Deals Program & Feed It Forward

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending an event at‘s headquarters to learn more about the company, their website, and some great offers they have going on for the holidays. In case you are unfamiliar with, they offer restaurant gift certificates at a discounted price. For example, most $25 restaurant […]

My Thoughts Monday!: Spread the Word

Welcome to My Thoughts Monday (MTM)! On MTM, I’ll be posting about what I think about current events/activities or random thoughts I may have collected each week. Please note, that I do not claim to be any sort of expert on anything I write about, unless it is something I have experienced personally or have received […]

Paid it Forward!: Operation Precious CARgo Baby Shower #ChevyCARgo

I had the privilege of taking part in a very large baby shower for expecting military moms in Illinois last Thursday through Operation Precious CARgo, a campaign run by Chevrolet and Operation Homefront. I was selected as a team captain, and had 2 weeks to collect donations to include in the baby shower for the military moms. […]

Reminder!: Please Help Expecting Military Moms #ChevyCARgo

I have my Chevy Sonic, and I’m ready to collect donations to go towards expecting military moms through Operation Precious CARgo! Chevy has loaned me a Sonic for a week to gather donations, but I need your help to fill it up! If you’re interested in donating, here are some options for how you can […]

Pay It Forward!: Operation Precious CARgo for Expecting Military Moms #ChevyCARgo

Chevrolet and Operation Homefront have teamed up to collect donations for expecting military women in Illinois through Operation Precious CARgo, and I am honored to have been selected as a team captain to fulfill a soon-to-be mother’s baby shower registry! But I NEED YOUR HELP! Over the next 2 weeks, I will be collecting the following […]

Pay It Forward!: Box Tops for Education

General Mills has a great way to earn cash for your school by collecting Box Tops for Education! Click on the picture to the left to find out how! Thanks for visiting! Keep up with My Joys by subscribing to my email newsletter, “liking” me on Facebook, & following me on Twitter! Disclosure: This post […]

Save!: $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for $2 Through 11/23 & Feed It Forward is having another great sale this week! Now through Wednesday, November 23rd, use promo code SHOP at checkout to get 80% off at! $25 gift certificates usually go for $10 on, so that means you can get $25 gift certificates to over 18,000 restaurants nationwide for only $2! Some popular restaurants in the Chicago area […]

Pay It Forward!: Donations to Coats for Kids & Toys for Tots from White Wave Foods

White Wave Foods (International Delight, Silk, Horizon Organic, and Land O Lakes) is paying it forward this holiday season with their Share Your Delight program. For every UPC code for participating products entered, $0.50 will be donated to Coats for Kids or Toys for Tots through January 15, 2012! Participating products include: Any International Delight […]

Pay It Forward!: 100% of Chili’s Profits Going To St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 9/26

On Monday, September 26th, Chili’s is donating 100% of their profits to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help in an effort to find cures and save children with pediatric cancers and other deadly diseases! RSVP on their Facebook event page and visit the Create-A-Pepper website for more information. While you’re on Facebook, make sure […]