My Son’s Allowance “Loot Crate” May 2015 Unboxing.

Here is my son Un-boxing his May 2015 Loot Crate he got this month for doing his chores correctly.  Ton’s of value all for $13.95!  It’s like Christmas year round for him.  Click —> HERE <— to read my original post about Loot Crates.  Click —> HERE <— to get or give your own Loot Crate.

MAY 2015 “Unite” themed Loot Crate!

DIY Chocolate Syrup! YUM

STOP Paying $5 and Make Your OWN!

STOP over-paying to buy that yummy chocolate syrup that lots of people love on things like ice cream and chocolate milk!  Make it yourself.  There are 5 cheap ingredients!

Makes about 16 ounces (2 cups) of syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Dash salt

Directions:

  • Use a big saucepan (found y’all a GREAT deal on some SS pans!  59% off!  Click the blue “big saucepan” link) – at least 2 quarts. This will expand when boiling, and overflows will make a big mess on your stovetop! (I use a 3-quart saucepan . It’s my favorite for making anything sweet because the heavy bottom keeps it from heating up too fast.)
  • Combine the cocoa powder, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
  • Stir constantly with a whisk or a wooden spoon until it boils.
  • Allow it to boil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Syrup will be very thin/watery. Allow to cool completely and it will thicken to about the same consistency as Hershey’s syrup.

Store the syrup in a mason jar or any other container. It will keep for several weeks in the fridge. If you want to be really sneaky, pour the cooled syrup into an empty or almost-empty Hershey’s syrup container and see if anyone notices the difference!

ENJOY!

An Alternative To Allowance

Each month we provide our children with a reward for doing a great job in school and for chores.  Sometimes the amount we give doesn’t add up to the amount of effort they have done and we get stuck in this cycle of guilt.  My son used to get $20 a month which equals out to $5 a week.  It todays world, $20 won’t go far.  What if I told you that for the same $20 you could give your children $45 or more dollars worth of product?  Interested yet?

There is a company called Loot Crate  that will send your child a package in the mail every month full of all kinds of awesomeness!   It is geared towards kids who are geek’s or gamer’s. You never know what your going to get until it arrives.  Then kids go crazy over it!  You can find them “unveiling” or “unboxing” their crates on YouTube they are so excited to show it off!   ALSO, as a perk, each month one lucky crate recipient will get a MEGA CRATE, valued at over $2000!  

I wouldn’t be MONEYMAMMA without a better deal than I’ve already told you about!  Right?  So, for my fans I’ve found a code that will give you $3 off your first Loot Crate!  Be sure to click the blue link then when your signing up use the coupon code of 100

ORDER BY THE 19TH @ 9PM PT TO RECEIVE MAY’S CRATE!

Here are some previous crates so you can get an idea of what’s inside them:

APRIL’S CRATE

APRIL CRATE THEME: FANTASY

MARCH’S CRATE

MARCH CRATE THEME: COVERT

FEBRUARY’S CRATE

FEBRUARY CRATE THEME: PLAY

JANUARY’S CRATE

JANUARY CRATE THEME: REWIND

DECEMBER’S CRATE

DECEMBER CRATE THEME: ANNIVERSARY

NOVEMBER’S CRATE

NOVEMBER CRATE THEME: BATTLE

HERE ARE THE MEGA CRATES!!!!

FEBRUARY’S MEGA CRATE INCLUDED: DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter, Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer, the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2, LEGO Minecraft Crafting Box, LEGO Minecraft The Mine, LEGO Minecraft The Ender Dragon.

MARCH’S MEGA CRATE INCLUDED: Razer Blade full HD Gaming Laptop, a GAEMS M155 Performance Gaming Monitor + Backpack Bundle and a Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch.

APRIL’S MEGA CRATE INCLUDED: ASUS VS248H-P 24″ Full-HD LED-lit LCD Monitor x 2, Razer BlackWidow Chroma Clicky Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Razer DeathAdder Chroma Gaming Mouse, Custom Witcher 3 Wrapped iBuyPower PC, GUNNAR Intercept Colors, EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.