The Ginger People Coupons Help Nonprofits

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All-natural ginger in products from The Ginger People pack taste pizzazz and a host of health benefits that range from calming an upset stomach to boosting the immune system. Five new coupons from CommonKindness.com help ginger fans save money at the grocery checkout while funding their favorite nonprofit organizations.

The Ginger People is giving fans of the bright and zingy Asian spice more reasons to try their healthful ginger products, with five new money-saving coupons downloadable from the free online grocery coupon leader CommonKindness (www.commonkindness.com). Every coupon redeemed saves customers money on their coupon purchases, while generating funds for the nonprofit organizations of their choice.

“Ginger is widely used as a spice and as an ingredient in many food and medicinal items all around the world—including my own household,” said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness. “The Ginger People and their innovative products are perfect additions to the CommonKindness family of like-minded companies working to improve the world one coupon at a time.”

All-natural ginger-based products from The Ginger People are available in many surprising forms, including low-calorie ginger candies, ginger syrup, ginger spread, sweet chili sauce, and a liquid ginger soother—good in mixed adult beverages and as a hangover cure the next morning.

“We are very pleased to partner with CommonKindness, inviting people to try our inventive ginger products, rewarding our loyal customers with savings, and helping them support their favorite charities,” said The Ginger People spokesperson Melissa Cruz. “Everyone is a winner.”

The Ginger People are offering coupons for the following five products:

Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candies (aka Original Ginger Chews) 
Surprisingly and satisfyingly spicy—and known as the only candy that bites back—Gin Gins are America’s best-selling ginger candy and the winner of the Fiery Food Association’s Scovie Award for “Best Candy.” With their queasy-quelling properties, Gin Gins are great for fending off nausea while flying, boating, or driving on a winding road trip.

Containing 10% fresh ginger – more than any other ginger candy = Gin Gins are also great as a healthy snack to help support losing weight or quitting smoking.

Ginger Soother Tonic

Ginger contains over 25 powerful antioxidants and is known to help relieve sore throat pain and headaches, warm internal organs, and ease nausea—including sea sickness. Many use The Ginger People Ginger Soother as a tonic to treat colds and flus, as a mixer for innovative drinks, and—ironically—as a remedy for hangovers.

Ginger Soother cocktail hour libations include:

Organic Ginger Syrup 

Something new to spice things up at the breakfast table, The Ginger People Organic Ginger Syrup is a kicky alternative to traditional pancake syrup or agave sweetener for coffee or tea. It also adds a unique twist to many recipes.

Suggested servings:

  •     Flavor sparkling water to create a tasty non-alcoholic beverage.
  •     Add it to warm water (and brandy if you please) as a soothing nightcap.
  •     Glaze roasted carrots, chicken, pumpkin, and yams.
  •     Top ice cream for an unusual and interesting dessert.

Ginger Spread 
Sweetened ginger served with aged Gouda has been a traditional hors d’oeuvre in Holland for centuries. The Ginger People now bring this flavor treat to America. Ginger Spread is made from young stem ginger that is steeped in cane sugar syrup and ground to a fine paste.

Suggested servings:

  •     Layer Ginger Spread onto thin slices of pear and aged Gouda, Manchego, or Cheddar cheese for an impressive yet simple appetizer.
  •     Swirl Ginger Spread through yogurt, crème fraîche, cream cheese, or whipped cream.
  •     Spread over toast, crumpets, or scones.
  •     Spoon into a warm bowl of oatmeal.
  •     Add to a fruit smoothie.
  •     Lace through a fresh fruit salad.

Sweet Chili Sauce 
Inspired by the spice markets of the Far East, The Ginger People’s Sweet Ginger Chili sauce combines the flavors of sweet red peppers with the heat of ginger and chilies.

Suggested servings:

  •     Drizzle over grilled jumbo prawns, crab cakes, burgers, or salmon.
  •     Glaze roasted chicken and pork chops.
  •     Serve as a dipping sauce with spring rolls and pot stickers.
  •     Blend with cream cheese to create a simple yet sensational topping.

To find and use coupons for The Ginger People snacks, go to CommonKindness.com, fill in the easy sign-up form, then designate your favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. Then select printable grocery coupons for items you typically use or want to try, print them, and head to the store.

For each coupon shoppers redeem, CommonKindness will donate 20% of its distribution fee to nonprofit groups of the shoppers’ choice.

About CommonKindness
CommonKindness is the new online grocery coupon site that operates on the principle of kindness and aims to benefit consumers, nonprofit organizations, and brands. CommonKindness is revolutionizing the online coupon industry by eliminating coupon loading and change costs, charging brands only for coupons redeemed, and donating 20% of its revenue to nonprofit organizations chosen by CommonKindness shoppers.

To learn more, go to http://www.CommonKindness.com or call (415) 887-9537.

About The Ginger People 
As America’s foremost supplier of all natural ginger ingredients and home to the most award-winning ginger brand, The Ginger People is passionate about all things ginger and committed to its virtues. With state-of-the-art ginger factories in California and Fiji, The Ginger People take pride in being the most quality-oriented and environmentally-conscious ginger producer in the world.

To learn more, go to http://www.Gingerpeople.com or call (800) 551-5382 x225.

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Glee Gum Coupons Promote Healthy Smiles and Charities

CommonKindness.com is adding more choices for natural Glee Gum on its free, printable grocery coupon website. Consumers can now clip and save on Sugar-Free Glee Gum made with xylitol, a natural sweetener that fights oral bacteria and builds stronger teeth.

Manufacturer Verve, Inc, and free printable grocery coupon leader CommonKindness.com are giving gum aficionados more reasons to smile with new, free online coupons for tooth-friendly Sugar-Free Glee Gum. Glee Gum coupons help shoppers both save money and make a contribution to their favorite nonprofit organizations with every coupon purchase.

Glee Gum is available in sugarless, xylitol-sweetened Lemon-Lime and Refresh-Mint flavors, as well as Peppermint, Cinnamon, Spearmint, Triple Berry, Bubblegum, and Tangerine flavors sweetened with FAIRTRADE Certified cane sugar.

“Verve is an innovation leader in the world of chewing gum, and we are proud to have Glee Gum in our partnership of high quality brands that are working together to help create sustainable funding for America’s nonprofit organizations,” said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness.

Xylitol: An All-Natural Sugar Substitute
Unlike artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose or Splenda, xylitol is an organic compound that occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, and trees, according to Verve. The company says that xylitol is often recommended by doctors for diabetic patients who chew gum because it contains 40% fewer calories than equally-sweet amounts of sucrose, or table sugar.

Research over four decades shows that xylitol starves harmful bacteria in the mouth and helps prevent plaque from building up on teeth, thus improving oral hygiene and health. In fact, chewing gum made with xylitol as the principal sweetener is endorsed by six national dental associations.

Sugar-Free Glee Guml: A Happy Way to Maintain Dental Health
The University of Michigan School of Public Health has found that “chewing xylitol-sweetened gum, especially for dental patients who chew gum, can be fitted readily into a regimen that includes frequent fluoride exposure, good oral hygiene and regular dental appointments.”

Because the xylitol molecule contains five carbon atoms—not the six found in sorbitol, fructose and glucose—it does not break down and provide fuel to bacteria of the mouth like those sugars. Instead of being metabolized, xylitol inhibits bacteria from producing tooth-destroying lactic acid. At the same time, chewing xylitol-sweetened gum increases the flow and pH levels of saliva, calcium, and phosphate salts, which repair and strengthen tooth enamel.

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History of Xylitol
Xylitol was discovered in 1891 by German chemist Emil Fischer, but it was not appreciated until it became popular during the sugar shortages in Finland during World War II. Since then it has become a sweetening agent in foods, pharmaceuticals, and oral health products in more than 35 countries.

In 1983, a joint expert committee of the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations confirmed that xylitol is a safe sweetener for foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed this finding independently in 1986.

The xylitol used in Sugar-Free Glee Gum is harvested from beech and birch bark in a unique production method using 85% less energy than extracting it from corn. The technique integrates sustainable forestry practices that results in a 90% reduction in the carbon footprint when compared to conventional processes.

To find and use coupons for Glee Gum, shoppers can go to CommonKindness.com, quickly register for free, and designate their favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. They then clip printable grocery coupons for items they typically use or want to try, and head to the store.

For each coupon redeemed, CommonKindness provides 20% of the distribution fee it receives to the shopper’s designated nonprofit group.

About CommonKindness 
CommonKindness is the new online grocery coupon site that operates on the principle of kindness and aims to benefit consumers, nonprofit organizations, and brands. CommonKindness is revolutionizing the online coupon industry by eliminating coupon loading and change costs, charging brands only for coupons redeemed, and giving 20% of its revenue to nonprofit organizations.

To learn more, go to http://www.commonkindness.com or call (415) 887-9537.

About Glee Gum
Glee Gum is the only gum in North America made with chicle, a tree sap sustainably harvested from the rainforests of Central America. At one time, all chewing gum was made with chicle, but today most gum is made entirely from synthetic ingredients. Chicle gives Glee its long-lasting chewing texture.

All Glee Gum is aspartame free, GMO free, and certified vegetarian. It contains no additives, dairy, wheat, gluten, yeast, nuts, peanuts, or soy. Sugar-Free Glee is also corn free. Glee Gum is packaged in biodegradable, recycled cardboard.

Classic Glee Gum is sweetened with FAIRTRADE Certified cane sugar and brown rice syrup. Sugar-Free Glee Gum is sweetened with 100% xylitol, sustainably produced from American birch and beech trees. Xylitol is a safe alternative to artificial sweeteners, and has been proven to benefit dental health.

To learn more, visit http://www.gleegum.com or call (401) 351-6415.

Why I Take the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey

by Peter Williams, grandfather of Special Olympics Young Athlete

You can help support the Special Olympics and thousands of other nonprofit organizations by using coupons from http://www.CommonKindness.com.

My life and my family’s lives were forever changed on April 20, 2009 when my daughter Kelli told us our beautiful grandson Colin was born with an extra chromosome and Down Syndrome.  Since then, my eyes have been opened to a world of love, caring, joy, accomplishments, disappointments and hope. Most importantly, I’ve learned how many friends and family members Kelli and Chris have that are there for them and Colin.

The CAT Crew (which stands for Colin Allan Tobin) was organized by Kelli and Chris’s friends, Jorie and Zach Gallagher. They had participated in the Polar Bear Plunge in prior years and thought it would be a great way to support the Tobin family, as well as raise money for Special Olympics New Jersey in honor of Colin.

The team soon took off after its creation in late 2009 for our first Polar Bear Plunge in 2010, and that number got bigger for the 2011 Plunge. Over 50 members joined our first team, with a larger number the next year. We are so proud of the fact that we have raised over $71,000 in two years for Special Olympics New Jersey. (Join or support the CAT Crew here)

My two years of fundraising has been an experience I will never forget. Everyone that responded to my request was unbelievably generous and had nothing but kind words to say about the plunge, Special Olympics, our team, and especially Colin. It was amazing how many people told me that they had either done the Polar Bear Plunge or had volunteered for Special Olympics at some time in their lives and how rewarding it had been for them.

My first plunge in 2010 was the most memorable, as it was on my birthday in March. It was the best birthday I ever had. Both years were a surreal experience, with the day full of warm sunshine, cold water, and just a mass of humanity on the beach. It brought tears to my eyes, standing there with my family supporting this great event for Special Olympics New Jersey, all for my grandson Colin.

When I was in the water, I was able to stand and face the beach. When I saw all the people in the water, on the beach and on the boardwalk, it was one of the greatest feelings I have ever felt in my life. I know that I will be doing this every year for the rest of my life with the CAT Crew, and each year will continue to get better as we share more and more experiences in preparing for that day.

From the early morning breakfast, to assembling on the beach, to the anticipation of the Plunge standing with our team and other teams, to the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, to the countdown, to the actual Plunge and finally the after-party for CAT Crew, are moments that make you feel that you are doing good for people.

Finally, I know that Colin being in my life has changed it forever, and by that I mean in such a positive way. I am more of a compassionate man in what I say and do, more understanding, more sensitive to people and their needs, and of having that feeling of wanting to do as much as I can for Colin, for the Polar Bear Plunge, for Special Olympics, and for any organization that supports Down Syndrome.

That is why I do the plunge and why it is now so important to me. I feel I am doing a part in helping people and society, and it is extra special that by raising funds for Special Olympics New Jersey, it will in fact benefit Colin in the years to come.

Take the Plunge
Want to take the Plunge? Go to http://www.njpolarplunge.org/ to join or create a team.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Seaside Heights Plunge, scheduled for February 23, 2013, has grown to more than 5,000 participants who travel from as far as California to be a part of the fun.

Radio station NJ 101.5’s Big Joe Henry, “the Voice of the Plunge” broadcasts live from the Aztec Ocean Resort, site of the Plunge, with interviews, updates and a countdown to Plunge you won’t want to miss.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Plunge scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Wildwood Plunge will take place January 19, 2013 at The Wildwoods Convention Center. This Annual Plunge is catching on throughout southern Jersey and beyond. Complete with (warm) indoor facilities for registration and changing, the Wildwood Plunge has grown in popularity each year.

Registration opens at 10 a.m. with the Plunge scheduled for 1 p.m.

Coupons for Food for Life Organic Sprouted Grain Products Help Nonprofits Thrive

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Praised for using natural ingredients by nutrition-conscious food-lovers, Food for Life has joined a family of progressive companies helping to create sustainable funding for America’s nonprofit organizations by posting coupons on www.CommonKindness.com.

CommonKindness is the free printable coupon website that donates 20% of the coupon distribution fees it receives from brands to the nonprofit organizations coupon redeemers choose when they register online.

“Food for Life is proud to partner with CommonKindness in its goal to create sustainable funding for America’s vital nonprofits,” said Gary Torres, president of Food for Life. “It fits in with our company culture of building a healthier world.”

The Sprouted Grain Difference

Food for Life Baking Company is a family-owned and operated specialty bakery with a passionate commitment to making natural foods through an exclusive sprouting process that significantly increases the amount of valuable nutrients in its sprouted whole grain breads and other products.

Ezekiel 4:9

Torres says the company’s flour-free, organic Ezekiel 4:9 organic sprouted whole grain baked goods were inspired by the Biblical verse Ezekiel 4:9, “Take also unto thee wheat and barley and beans and lentils and millet and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it.”

Rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and natural fiber with no added fat, Ezekiel 4:9 organic sprouted whole grain products contain 18 amino acids, including all nine essential amino acids.

They are naturally flavorful, and bursting with nutrients, including a complete all-vegetable protein that it is 84.3% as efficient as the highest source of protein.

Genesis 1:29

The recipe for Food for Life Genesis 1:29 sprouted grain and seed bread and English muffins is based on the Holy Scripture verse, “And God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.’”

Few consumers have access to many of the super nutritious, exotic grains and seeds from around the world, so Food for Life brings them together in Genesis 1:29. Food for Life uses only the highest quality organically grown grains and seeds, and sprouts them to maximize nutrition through enzymatic action and germination.

The unique combination of ingredients not found in ordinary breads nourishes the body and soul, said Torres. They include:

  • Teff from the highlands of Ethiopia
  • Black quinoa from the mountainous regions of Peru
  • Barley from the ancient Holy Land
  • Brown rice and spelt from the Far East
  • Amaranth and chia from Central and South America
  • Soy from China
  • Flax and rye from Northern Europe
  • Corn from Old Mexico
  • Kamut from Ancient Egypt
  • Millet and sorghum from the plains of Africa
  • Sesame seeds from the Near East
  • Pumpkin seeds from the Mediterranean
  • Spring wheat and unprocessed bran from Montana
  • Sunflower seeds from the Dakotas

Certified Organic

The term “certified organically grown” indicates the grains are grown and processed without the use of spray fertilizers, chemicals, or pesticides and the land where the grains sprout has not been sprayed for at least three years.

Certified organically grown grains are verified by certifying agencies as having been processed according to the standards and statutes of the Organic Foods Act of 1990.

All-Natural Baked Goods

Food for Life products are made with filtered water and are kosher-certified. Every Food for Life product is developed after countless hours of research. Food for Life has developed exclusive baking processes to ensure proper moisture levels, texture, and maximum flavor without losing vital nutrients and important natural fiber. No additives, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives are ever used.

To start saving on Food for Life products, shoppers simply go to http://www.CommonKindness.com, quickly register, and designate their favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. They then clip their Food for Life coupons and head to the store.

For each coupon redeemed, CommonKindness donates 20% of the distribution fee it receives to the shopper’s designated nonprofit group.

About Food for Life Baking Company

Food for Life Baking Company of Glendale, California started in 1964 in the back of a small neighborhood store known as Foods for Life Natural Foods. Today, after more than three generations and 60 different bread products, Food for Life remains a family-owned enterprise that uses its original baking techniques to make truly authentic and flavorful sprouted grain breads. All Food for Life bakery products are made from the finest natural ingredients to provide optimum nutrition and maximum taste.

To learn more about Food for Life, go to http://www.foodforlife.com or call (951) 279-5090.

About CommonKindness

CommonKindness is the new free grocery coupon site that operates on the principle of kindness and aims to benefit consumers, nonprofit organizations, and brands. CommonKindness is revolutionizing the online coupon industry by eliminating coupon loading and change costs, charging brands only for coupons redeemed, and giving 20% of its revenue to nonprofit organizations.

To learn more about CommonKindness, go to commonkindness.com or call (415) 887-9537.

School Fundraising Is Easy with CommonKindness.com Grocery Coupons

Traditional school fundraising methods can be time-consuming and ineffective, distracting attention from education and netting very little money.

New printable grocery coupons from CommonKindness.com offer a better fundraising solution. By donating 20% of its revenues to the nonprofits customers choose, CommonKindness.com helps parents raise funds for schools and other favorite causes while saving on grocery bills.

“School fundraisers don’t have to require moms strong-arming their co-workers into buying overpriced scented candles, or kids banging down the neighbors’ doors to get them to buy unwanted magazine subscriptions or other items they don’t want or need,” said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness.

“We help families fund their favorite nonprofits while they save money on groceries, so everyone wins.”

Seller Beware
Freelance parenting writer Sarah Lorge Butler told CBS Money Watch to watch out for sales schemes that take up time and resources and raise little money for schools.

Butler points out that a parent who buys a $23 candle may net the school half, or $11.50. But if the family doesn’t really need the candle, they would be better off just writing the school a check for the full $23 and cutting out the candle company.

Fundraising Made Easy…and Rewarding
To use CommonKindness coupons, shoppers create an account at the CommonKindness.com website, then choose their favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. They can then download printable grocery coupons for items they typically use or want to try, and head to the store knowing their purchases will benefit their favorite nonprofit.

For each coupon redeemed, CommonKindness donates 20% of the distribution fee it receives to the shopper’s designated nonprofit group.

To learn more, go to http://www.commonkindness.com or call (510) 363-2275.