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    The Frugal Living Blog - Get Value For Money
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    This week: New School List Helper - Find out exactly what your kid will need for school next term. Save Money and Time. 20% Off Men's and Women's clothing Essentials Pre Order the new Fire Smartphone This phone is going to cause a stir.
  • things I get asked – part three: my favorite places

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    aric
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    I suppose this should have been the first post – as it is the question I get asked the most – but it was important that we established that I’m a cool guy. with cool things. let’s get to it. my Top 10 Favorite Places in the world. ever. [all photos are mine unless noted.] [not my photo.] 1. the West Coast of Ireland – I’d say this even if I didn’t come from an Irish family. there’s magic here, there are ghosts that stumble and men who slur and ladies who twinkle. there’s crap weather and worse food, but… my god, when you spend the…
  • Save Money on Groceries with SavingStar Coupons

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    Frugal Simplicity
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    There’s a great new coupon company called SavingStar that recently launched and makes it really easy to save on groceries. SavingStar eCoupons are totally paperless. There’s nothing to clip or print since they are 100% digital! They work at 100+ supermarket and drugstore chains with over 35,000 stores nationwide. SavingStar the smart and simple way […]
  • Remove stains from baby clothes

    Frugal Village
    Sara Noel
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Baby clothes collect a lot of food stains. Remove them by using a bar of Fels-Naptha or applying dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon ammonia. Rub gently and rinse, then place the garments outside in the sun. It works as a natural bleach. You can use an applique or patch to cover up stains, too. The first reader has another suggestion for stain removal: Stain remover:   Put dishwasher powder such as Cascade in a pan and dissolve it in warm water, then let the garment soak in it overnight. Wash the garment with a cup of the powder and regular soap just like any other piece of laundry.
  • Free Disney or Nintendo Backpack (Originally $12.99)

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    Briana Carter
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Here’s an AWESOME deal that will score you a FREE Disney or Nintendo backpack originally priced $12.99. This is for NEW TopCashBack customers only. Visit Kmart through TopCashback, purchase a 16″ Disney Ariel, Disney Fairies or Nintendo Mario Kart backpack […] Free Disney or Nintendo Backpack (Originally $12.99) first appeared on BargainBriana.        Related StoriesNew $1 off 2 Up & Up Coupon = Free School Supplies at TargetFree Lunch Kit with Backpack Purchase at Toys R UsStaples Back to School 110% Price Match Guarantee 
 
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  • things I get asked – part three: my favorite places

    aric
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    I suppose this should have been the first post – as it is the question I get asked the most – but it was important that we established that I’m a cool guy. with cool things. let’s get to it. my Top 10 Favorite Places in the world. ever. [all photos are mine unless noted.] [not my photo.] 1. the West Coast of Ireland – I’d say this even if I didn’t come from an Irish family. there’s magic here, there are ghosts that stumble and men who slur and ladies who twinkle. there’s crap weather and worse food, but… my god, when you spend the…
  • things I get asked – part two: tattoos

    aric
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    I got a lot of tattoos – all but a few of them being text. I never set out to have them like this, I just started liking how they were looking. images would always have a shelf-life, in my opinion. sure, a dolphin with ‘CANCUN 4EVER’ makes sense for a few days over Spring Break… but it might not have as much meaning when I’m 40… which is in… 2 years. fuck. let’s move on. Memento wasn’t a factor, either. I liked the movie, but didn’t walk away going ‘yes. that.’ travel was also never something I thought would be the…
  • things I get asked – part one: the bag

    aric
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    everyone loves the bag – or, perhaps, The Bag. myself included… you may have seen the hundreds of photos, or perhaps found yourself unwillingly in the middle of a conversation I had with it. apologies for that, I spend a lot of time by myself, and it’s kind of my Wilson – or, perhaps Wilson Leather. [that was funny. bag and I are going to joke about that later.] but where did it come from? well, last winter, a few friends and I found ourselves in Marrakech, Morocco. some from New York, some from France, myself in the midst of The Big Bicycle Adventure [I'm just going…
  • you’ll sleep here tonight

    aric
    15 Aug 2013 | 2:46 pm
    while this site is reserved for things I humbly produce, when a vignette so well put together as this one I recently did with award-winning director J.R. Heffelfinger is produced, I couldn’t help but share it. this – one of the more heartbreaking stories from the road I’ve ever encountered.
  • Europe + North Africa ’12-13 [Instagram]

    aric
    26 Jul 2013 | 7:51 pm
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  • Save Money on Groceries with SavingStar Coupons

    Frugal Simplicity
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    There’s a great new coupon company called SavingStar that recently launched and makes it really easy to save on groceries. SavingStar eCoupons are totally paperless. There’s nothing to clip or print since they are 100% digital! They work at 100+ supermarket and drugstore chains with over 35,000 stores nationwide. SavingStar the smart and simple way […]
  • Have You Tried Fiverr?

    Frugal Simplicity
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Have You Tried Fiverr? Fiverr is the place to go for just about anything you’re looking to have done for online business. Yes, seriously! You can get professional services of all sorts done for you. Do you need a logo design? Design of a logo isn’t something a lot of people can do, and it’s […]
  • Craftsy Summer Clearance – Up to 75% off!

    Frugal Simplicity
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Craftsy Summer Clearance – Up to 75% off! Don’t miss Craftsy’s Summer Supplies Clearance! Starting this Friday 7/25 through Monday 7/28 you can save up to 75% on fabric, yarn, and project kits. Grab these deals before they sell out!  Craftsy’s Summer Supplies Clearance.   You can also take online crafting classes! How cool is […]
  • Win a Trip to the Grand Canyon or a Caribbean Cruise!

    Frugal Simplicity
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Win a Trip to the Grand Canyon or a Caribbean Cruise! Win a trip to the Grand Canyon or a Caribbean Cruise! Stay active with Arnicare, and take a vacation from your aches and pains. Your Arnicare adventure awaits! Submit the entry form for a chance to win a trip to the Grand Canyon or […]
  • Amazon – The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Only $38.99!

    Frugal Simplicity
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Amazon – The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Only $38.99! (Save $60.98 – that’s 61% off!) Here’s a great deal for fans! Pick up The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) [Blu-ray] (2013) on Blu-ray for just $38.99! (Regularly $99.97!) Plus it automatically […]
 
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  • Remove stains from baby clothes

    Sara Noel
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Baby clothes collect a lot of food stains. Remove them by using a bar of Fels-Naptha or applying dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon ammonia. Rub gently and rinse, then place the garments outside in the sun. It works as a natural bleach. You can use an applique or patch to cover up stains, too. The first reader has another suggestion for stain removal: Stain remover:   Put dishwasher powder such as Cascade in a pan and dissolve it in warm water, then let the garment soak in it overnight. Wash the garment with a cup of the powder and regular soap just like any other piece of laundry.
  • Give recipe gifts

    Sara Noel
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    Recipe gifts are wonderful because all the ingredients are included. While many recipe gifts are for baked goods, you can make a gift basket that includes ingredients for almost anything. Make a food basket with snack items or breakfast, lunch or dinner ingredients. Don’t wait for a special occasion; surprise a busy friend or family member anytime. The first reader tip shares a recipe gift idea: Recipe gift:   My son gave a great one that I’ll never forget. I coveted his girlfriend’s mother’s pasta sauce, so he got the recipe and reprinted it, then put it and all…
  • Clean baked-on foods from pans with ease

    Sara Noel
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Cleaning pans can be a tough job. Oftentimes, you can simply fill the pot or pan with soapy water and let it soak, then clean it later, or remove what you can with a wooden or plastic spatula. If scorched marks remain, add a baking soda paste of baking soda and vinegar, or baking soda, dish liquid, a bit of water and a dryer sheet (such as Bounce), and let soak overnight. Scrub with a green Scotch-Brite pad or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. If you still have some stubborn marks, you can use oven cleaner or products such as Bon Ami, Cameo or Bar Keepers Friend. The first reader tip shares another…
  • Clean stove drip trays

    Sara Noel
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Dear Sara: We have an old electric stove (the coil type) with burner drip trays. I guess they must be aluminum or some sort of coated steel. Stuff has burned on over the past few years, and though we’ve scrubbed them and even thrown them in the dishwasher, they still look awful. Is there any way to clean them? We’ve used the foil ones that you put over the permanent ones, but that just felt wasteful. I would love to get the real ones clean. Is there a secret? — Maisie, Massachusetts Dear Maisie: You can use oven cleaner on them, or place them in your oven and run the…
  • Make slow cooker oatmeal

    Sara Noel
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:51 am
    Boiling water or using a microwave to cook instant oatmeal is fast and easy, but some people don’t have a microwave, and some don’t like the cost of the small packets of instant oatmeal. Stovetop oatmeal can burn, and if you’re using steel-cut oats, it can take too long to cook on a busy morning. Try making oatmeal in your slow cooker. If you don’t own a slow cooker, you can use a rice cooker on the porridge setting. Here’s a basic recipe for slow cooker oatmeal: 4 cups water 1/2 cup milk 1 cup steel-cut oats 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon…
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  • Free Disney or Nintendo Backpack (Originally $12.99)

    Briana Carter
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Here’s an AWESOME deal that will score you a FREE Disney or Nintendo backpack originally priced $12.99. This is for NEW TopCashBack customers only. Visit Kmart through TopCashback, purchase a 16″ Disney Ariel, Disney Fairies or Nintendo Mario Kart backpack […] Free Disney or Nintendo Backpack (Originally $12.99) first appeared on BargainBriana.        Related StoriesNew $1 off 2 Up & Up Coupon = Free School Supplies at TargetFree Lunch Kit with Backpack Purchase at Toys R UsStaples Back to School 110% Price Match Guarantee 
  • Using the Garden Veggies | Fresh Cabbage Recipe

    Briana Carter
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    I have a garden full of vegetables that are going to be ripe soon and I’m always looking for new recipes ideas. I’ve teamed up with several other blogs to share some great new recipes and tips on using your fresh garden vegetables. Don’t […] Using the Garden Veggies | Fresh Cabbage Recipe first appeared on BargainBriana.        Related StoriesUsing the Garden Veggies | Fresh Yellow Squash RecipesSlow Cooker Green Bean RecipeGrilled Zucchini Recipe 
  • Printable Coupons: Schick Quattro, Gerber Organic, Old Spice, and More!

    Briana Carter
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Here’s several new printable coupons worth printing. Print these while you can! $1.50 off Any OPTI-FREE or CLEAR CARE Solutions $0.55 off one Frigo Cheese Heads Snack Cheese $5.00 off TWO (2) Schick Disposable Razor Packs $2.00 off one (1) […] Printable Coupons: Schick Quattro, Gerber Organic, Old Spice, and More! first appeared on BargainBriana.        Related StoriesHot Printable Coupons: Gerber, Speed Stick, Adidas, Horizon, and More!Printable Coupons: International Delight, Luzianne, Kellogg’s, and MORE!Printable Coupons: Pantene, Dove,…
  • Today’s FREE Kindle Book Roundup

    Briana Carter
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here’s a listing of today’s best Amazon FREE Kindle downloads.   Prices change often on Amazon so check to make sure this is still FREE before downloading. Amazon just settled a large eBook Antitrust case. I checked my credit and […] Today’s FREE Kindle Book Roundup first appeared on BargainBriana.          CommentsThank you for the list. by Gwen H.It is showing FREE right now for me. by Briana Carter“busy families can eat clean” is NOT a free book…its $2.99 by Laurie BGreat Books! Thanks! by Maryann D.These are terrific…
  • Inside Motorola Mobility Headquarters Tour #VZWBuzz #Moto

    Briana Carter
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Last month, I met up with the #VZWBuzz Midwest team for a trip to Chicago, which included an exclusive tour of the new Motorola headquarters in downtown Chicago. It is the largest tenant in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart by occupying the […] Inside Motorola Mobility Headquarters Tour #VZWBuzz #Moto first appeared on BargainBriana.        Related StoriesBest Travel Apps for SmartphonesSamsung Gear 2 Review | #VZWBuzzSave on Summer Trips 
 
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  • Fees to Avoid When Choosing a Bank Account

    frugalblogger
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Every consumer needs a safe place that he or she can store money for future use. Consumers have several options that include opening bank accounts or credit union accounts. Finding an account that is “easy on the balance” is the best way to get the most out of a banking institution. The following are miscellaneous fees that a person should review and try to avoid when choosing a banking establishment: Monthly Maintenance Fees Monthly maintenance fees are random fees that banks charge their customers for the mere “luxury” of having an account. Consumers can avoid these…
  • How to Handle Credit and Debit Card Fraud

    frugalblogger
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    No matter how safe you think you might be with your debit or credit card, you are still susceptible to credit card fraud. Consumers lose more than $500 million each year because of such activities. Credit or debit card fraud is an unfortunate incident that involves the use of your information by an unauthorized person. Such can occur because of online hackers, bogus offers, dishonest restaurant employees, or intricate skimming devices. You should check the balance of your cards every day as an extra security measure. The following contains some tips for handling fraud if it does come your…
  • How to Get Furniture for Your Home With Bad Credit

    frugalblogger
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    Moving into a new home or apartment is an amazing achievement. You now have multiple square feet in which you can create your innermost visual dream, but what if you have bad credit? What will you do for furniture? Bedroom and living furniture items are the most expensive items in a home. If you have a bad score, then you may not be able to obtain furniture items without paying cash for them. The following are some ways that you can furnish your home even if you have bad credit: Save a Large Down Payment/ Use a Cosigner One option that you have for obtaining approval on a finance deal is…
  • Ways to Build a Frugal Wardrobe

    frugalblogger
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    The wardrobe is a crucial part of a consumer’s personality that he or she will want to have established. Nowadays, a person can find frugal ways of obtaining fashionable high-quality clothing with which he or she can build an amazing wardrobe. The following provides alternative methods to finding brand name clothing: Search for Treasures at Thrift Shops Thrift shops contain various types of clothing including some brand name items. People who have large wardrobes sometimes donate clothing that is in perfectly good condition. No one ever knows what he or she will find in one of these shops,…
  • Living on a Budget

    frugalblogger
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    Living on a budget may be necessary for a consumer for a wide variety of reasons. A recent job loss may cause a person to have to monitor his or her expenses until the situation improves. A person on a fixed income such as disability or retirement would also need to watch his or her expenses. Other factors such as household changes, separations and newly started schooling can make a person have to start budgeting as well. The good part about living on a budget is that it is easy no matter what the reason for it is. The following are three quick budgeting tips for frugal living: Calculate DI…
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    The Frugal Duchess: Recovering My Frugal Groove

  • From the Vault: 5 Things to Do When You Get Bored With Being Frugal

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    My frugal hobby: snapping photos with my iPhone. Digital photography can be low-cost activity for those times when I am bored and looking to spend some quality time without spending a lot of money. But sometimes, the frugal path can be boring. Fortunately, I've found some inspiration in a post I wrote a while ago:5 Things to Do When You Get Bored With Being FrugalTurn off the lights. Check the receipt. Clip the coupons. And so on....Being frugal can get old and boring after a bit. It's like adding 1 + 1. The answer is simple. Frugal living boils down to one principal: Save more than…
  • Frugal Mail Escort: Date Night With My Unopened Letters

    8 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    This is an open letter to the unopened mail in my home.Dear Mailbox and Letter Piles:Yes. I am ignoring you. You’re full of it. It being: bills, checks, notices, warning letters and coupons and other junk. I am addressing our relationship because dealing with unopened mail is the fourth item on my list of 14 Declarations of Financial Independence.Where do I begin? In general, I could talk about the different types of anxietiesand avoidance issues that can prompt anyone to avoid dealing with mail. But let’s not go there right now.Let’s be frugal with our time, and focus on solutions to…
  • 5 Banking Tips From Ronda Rousey's TKO UCF Victory

    7 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Ronda Rousey — a  mixed martial arts boxer (pictured left) — throws a mean punch, and her July 6 bout is a spot-on demonstration of the knockout power of NSF (non-sufficient funds) and overdraft fees.I am not a mixed martial arts fan, but I learned a lot about frugal living from watching Rousey's recent performanceHere are 5 things I learned about NSFs and other bank fees:1.  Speed and stealth are powerful weapons. 16 seconds. That's all the time it took, for Rousey to knock out Alexis Davis, her opponent.The speed of the July 5 UCF battle reminded me about the speed in which…
  • Sweeping the Floor, Sweeping Away Late Fees

    6 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Freedom from late fees tops my 14 Declarations of Financial Independence. And I've found one frugal path to financial freedom after sweeping the white tile floors in my apartment. I see money-saving connections between sweeping, bill-paying and late fees.Daily SweepI have to sweep every day or else face increasing tracks of dust and dirt. Likewise, financial management is a daily chore and failure to pay bills on time can leave dirty tracks on my credit record and a trail of expensive late-fee penalties. You can rack up late fees from:Mortgage or  rental payments.Overdue library…
  • My 14 Frugal Declarations of Financial Independence

    4 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    In honor of the 2014 Fourth of July, I've penned :14 Frugal Declarations of Financial IndependenceI declare myself free from the tyranny of:Late fees.Overdraft or NSF penalties.Disorganization and clutter.Unopened mail.Unrealistic expectations about costs, deadlines and income.Mindless or forgotten automatic monthly charges and subscriptions.Anxiety.Thoughtless purchases.The need to impress others.Multitasking.I declare myself free to: Open an online savings account.Establish a Roth IRA with some of my retirement savings.Carefully invest in a classic wardrobe.Break free from the tyranny…
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  • In praise of bottled water

    John Wedding
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:52 pm
    A big part of personal finance advice revolves around finding ways to spend less.  Less money going out the door means more money staying in your bank account. By and by, some purchases draw an above-average amount of fire.  Bottled water is one of them. I’ve seen at least three posts over the past few weeks that include bottled water as one of those things you shouldn’t buy.  Though I do agree that it can get expensive if you drink it all the time, bottled water does have redeeming value. There’s always context to be considered I’ve been writing things online for…
  • Build profts or relationships with fresh eggs?

    John Wedding
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    There are lots of advantages that come out of being in a healthy marriage.  A healthy marriage takes work, and lots of communication, especially about financial matters. Over time, I’ve come to view differences of opinion on money matters with my wife less as argument, but more as different perspective.  Partners have different ways of looking at money, and taking both into consideration is better than either perspective alone. “Oh we’ve got eggs now …” We’ve talked for around a year about getting some chickens.  We eat a fair number of eggs — as…
  • Rebate site review: Ebates

    John Wedding
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Ebates was the first rebate site I used.  I’ve been a member since 2002.  The site has been around since 1998.  That’s last century, if you’re keeping track. I use rebate sites all the time.  Every chance I get, as a matter of fact!  For a miniscule amount of extra work, I can save a few dollars or even more than a few on a lot of online purchases. Using Ebates is simple: Sign up for an Ebates account, which is free. Log into Ebates before you shop. If Ebates offers a rebate on purchases from your favorite stores, go through EBates to get to the store instead of going…
  • Five things about discarded items that shouldn’t scare you off

    John Wedding
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:51 pm
    It’s not a secret that people give away or throw away lots and lots of stuff.  Stuff that’s outlasted its usefulness.  Stuff that’s broken.  Stuff that reminded them every day of their lousy purchase. We’ve gotten useful castaway items right from within our subdivision.  We scored a nearly-complete set of patio furniture that just needed a little bit of cleaning. Recently we happened upon a stash of building materials: pressure-treated wood and other odd pieces. A few days ago, my father-in-law picked up a Radio Flyer wagon that was thrown to the curb. The front…
  • When is it NOT okay to spend money?

    John Wedding
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    The blog A Young Pro had this year-old article in his Twitter feed recently.  The title: “When is it Okay to Spend Money?” He recounts the story of a really bad week with his car.  He gets in an accident, and then locks his only set of car keys in the car, while the car was running. If it were I, the only thing more depressing would be finding out that my daughter has started listening to Hanson. But then there’s “the list” So, naturally — and reasonably! — he wrote a list of things that, to him, were worth spending money on. And, naturally —…
 
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  • U By Kotex Light days Liners, Long, 16 Ct. As Low As $1.13!

    Princess Allie
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Right now on Amazon.com you can score a U by Kotex Lightdays Liners (long) 16 ct pack for just $1.13 shipped when you choose Subscribe and Save (on the right). Act fast – this won’t last long! ConsumerQueen.com- Oklahoma's Coupon Queen - Oklahoma Coupon Queen offers printable coupons, free coupon classes,freebies and more.
  • Brother Sewing Machine, Now Only $143.32! (was $449)!

    Princess Allie
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    This Brother Sewing Machine has tons of bells and whistles! This would make an amazing gift for yourself of someone super special! ConsumerQueen.com- Oklahoma's Coupon Queen - Oklahoma Coupon Queen offers printable coupons, free coupon classes,freebies and more.
  • Free $1 MP3 Download Credit!

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    29 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Get a FREE $1 MP3 Credit from Amazon.com when you "buy" a FREE Featurette on Amazon.com! Wait... So yes, you get something FREE then also SCORE A FREE $1 Credit! ConsumerQueen.com- Oklahoma's Coupon Queen - Oklahoma Coupon Queen offers printable coupons, free coupon classes,freebies and more.
  • Cannon Pixma Wireless Color Photo Printer, Now Only $99.99!

    Princess Allie
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    This Cannon Pixma Wireless Color Photo Printer is equipped with a scanner, copier, and fax! This is the perfect way to print wirelessly at home! No need for messy wires! ConsumerQueen.com- Oklahoma's Coupon Queen - Oklahoma Coupon Queen offers printable coupons, free coupon classes,freebies and more.
  • HOT Razor Deals at Walmart – as Low as FREE!

    Queen Mum
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Went to Walmart today to scope out the price of disposable razors. We have several new printables and some insert coupons as well. Found several good deals! Bic Sensitive 12-ct. […] ConsumerQueen.com- Oklahoma's Coupon Queen - Oklahoma Coupon Queen offers printable coupons, free coupon classes,freebies and more.
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  • Are You Really Frugal?

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Do you save water from the shower or in a pan in the kitchen sink to water houseplants, the garden, clean the floor, etc.? Do you water down shampoo and liquid hand soap? (Some of it actually works better that way.) Do you make your own plastic scrubbies from vegetable net bags? Do you borrow books and DVDs rather than buy them? Shop at thrift stores and on sales racks exclusively?  Refinish
  • Who Are the Frugal People?

    6 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Note: This was originally published May 17, 1999, when I was the Frugal Living Guide for About.com Other sites have since picked it up and published it, but I own the rights to it. I am not complaining; on the contrary, it's a compliment when people think what I have written is worth repeating - as long as they attribute the work to me.   Frugal people are familiar with things like
  • Old Tshirts

    22 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Besides using old tshirt and tshirt material for "yarn" to make rugs, bags and the like, the material can be used in a lot of different ways! Cut the front and back out, then fold them in fourths and sew them together at the edges. Sew an "X" or other design all the way across it to hold the layers together: Hot pad made! Cut two or three inch squares and use them for disposable makeup or
  • Hot Days Ahead! Cool and Frugal Drinks to the Rescue

    2 Jun 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Cold drinks are so welcome during the heat of summer! It can be expensive to try to keep up with the demand, but don't whip out the credit card just yet. There are some things you can do to quench thirst without that. Plain old fashioned powdered fruit ade drinks are still inexpensive. Add your own sugar to save money. You can sometimes find packets of lemonade or other flavors on sale; stock
  • Do you like to chat online?

    25 May 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I enjoy spending some time just chatting with like minded folks online. It makes for a relaxing evening or afternoon when I have the time. If you enjoy forums or online chats  (Facebook? Twitter?) there is a particular site that you will no doubt enjoy, too. I think they said there are 10,000 different forums now! If you can't find something you like to chat about, you can create your own. I've
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  • Reader’s Question: What to do with Mint?

    Jenn @ Frugal Upstate
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    It’s time for a reader’s question: Dear Frugal Upstate, We have a good sized patch of mint that my husband is determined to mow down.  It seems like such a waste–I’d rather pick it and put it to use before he mows, but I’m not really sure what to do with it.  How can I use up mint? Thanks for your help, Christine Ahh, mint is wonderful plant, but it can be a nuisance unless well corralled in a pot.  Even then it has a habit of jumping it’s boundaries and spreading!  This vigorous, weed like grower will spread and spread and spread both by the seeds and…
  • Cedar Plank Grilling ~~ Shrimp and Queso Fresco

    Jenn @ Frugal Upstate
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dinner just tastes better when it’s done on the grill–doesn’t it?  It seems simple–just light fire, add seasoned or marinated meat and go.  You can do that and wind up with a good meal–but with the appropriate equipment (like cedar planks) and a bit of technique you can create something truly exceptional. I was lucky enough to attend a special grilling workshop with Chef Ernest (Chopped Grill Masters Champ!) and the kind folks from (Western Premium BBQ) when Walmart had the Walmart Moms down to Bentonville last spring.   He taught us all to grill using cedar…
  • Healthy Essentials for Summer from Johnson and Johnson

    Jenn @ Frugal Upstate
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
    There really are some essential supplies in our house for summer, things that I we just use more of when the kids are home and spending lots of time outside.  Items like sunscreen (for all that time in the sun-at least if it ever stops raining), bandages, antibiotic ointment (the number of cuts, scrapes, bruises, and splinters we have in the summer is crazy). And since I need these items I might as well save money on them, right?  That’s why Johnson & Johnson wanted me to tell you about their Healthy Essentials website this summer. Healthy Essentials site are products that every…
  • Meal Plan 7/14

    Jenn @ Frugal Upstate
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Long hot summer days are upon us, and to be honest I don’t feel much like cooking.  However the family must eat–so meal planning is still necessary. I’ve got several things to consider this week: 1.  I’m down one kid for half the week since Buddy is with Grandma.  That means supper is only for 3 folks.  Then later in the week it is his birthday and we’ll be taking him out for dinner. 2.  It’s supposed to be in the high 70′s to mid 80′s all week.  So warm, but not unbearable. The temperature is always an important consideration because we…
  • The Unplugged Summer Vacation

    Jenn @ Frugal Upstate
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    We have a family tradition here at the Frugal Upstate Village Homestead.  When we go on summer vacation to the mountains, it’s an uplugged vacation.  That means no TV, iPod, Computer, Video Games. . . no nuthin!   That’s been the rule for the last 5 years, and the kids don’t even question it–as a matter of fact, they will even say they kind of look forward to it because they know we will actually spend time together doing things. We are very blessed.  My Mother-in-law rents a cabin up in the Adirondack mountains for several weeks and invites us up to stay with…
 
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    Printable Coupons | Deal Seeking Mom™

  • Schick Xtreme Razors $3.34 at Walmart

    Tara Kuczykowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    There's a few new Schick Razor printable coupons available that make for some great deals at Walmart this week - or hold on to them for some drug store deals starting next week (8/3).  Here are some deal ideas: :: Walmart Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razors (4 pk.), $6.34 ea. $3/1 Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razor Pack printable coupon $3.34 each after coupon! Schick Slim Twin ST2 Razors (12 pk.), $6.88 ea. $5/2 Schick Slim Twin Disposable printable coupon $4.38 each wyb 2 after coupons! :: Walgreens Schick Quattro (3 pk.), Xtreme3 (4 pk.) and Slim Twin (12 pk.), $6.99 (through 8/2) $3/1 Schick…
  • Rue La La $25 Credit for Your Friends & You

    Tara Kuczykowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you're not yet signed up with Rue La La, another daily deal site, sign up here to get a $25 FREE credit when you shop by 8/25! Rue La La is hands down one of my favorite daily deals sites.  Refer your friends to Rue La La where they will get a $25 Credit - and so will you with their first order. The fine print: Sign up by or before 8/6/14 and Rue La La will credit your Rue La La account $25 within 24 hours (the "Account Credit"). Account Credit is valid for select recipients only and cannot be combined with other offers. Account Credit must be used by 8/25/14, after which time any unused…
  • Bayer Aspirin $0.08 at Target

    Tara Kuczykowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here's a great deal available this week at Target on Bayer Aspirin.  Combine a recent manufacturer coupon with Target's store sale to pick up some Bayer Aspirin for as low as $0.08!  If you don't have the recent insert coupon - grab this $1/1 Bayer Aspirin Product Printable to pick up a bottle for $1.08! Here's the deal: Bayer Low Dose Aspirin, $2.08 ea. $1/1 Bayer Aspirin Product Printable or $2/1 Bayer Aspirin Product, exp. 7/31/14 (RP 06/15/14) $0.08-$1.08 each after coupon! Thanks, Passion for Savings! Bayer Aspirin $0.08 at Target was first posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:00 am.
  • Arm & Hammer Baking Soda $0.38 at Walmart

    Tara Kuczykowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here's a new $0.25/2 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Printable that makes for a great deal at Walmart this week. This coupon is valid for the 2 lb. or smaller boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda - and makes each box as low as $0.38 each! Here's the deal: Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (8 oz.), $0.50 ea. $0.25/2 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Printable $0.38 each wyb 2 after coupon! Thanks, "Cents"able Momma! Arm & Hammer Baking Soda $0.38 at Walmart was first posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am. ©2008-14 Deal Seeking Mom™. All rights reserved. Use of this feed is for personal,…
  • H2O+ Skincare FREE at Walgreens

    Tara Kuczykowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Check your Walgreens August Coupon Booklet for this $5/1 H2O+ Luxury Bath and Body Care store coupon that should make for some FREE H2O+ Skincare!  You should find the travel size H2O+ Skincare on sale for $5.  Apply your store coupon and you've scored some FREE H2O+ Skincare!  Here's the deal: H20+ Skincare (Travel Size), $5 $5/1 H2O+ Luxury Bath and Body Care (Walgreens, Aug) FREE after coupon! Thanks, My Frugal Adventures! H2O+ Skincare FREE at Walgreens was first posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:00 am. ©2008-14 Deal Seeking Mom™. All rights reserved. Use of this feed is for personal,…
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    Savings Lifestyle

  • DIY Pinata

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it.How much money have you spent over the years purchasing pinatas? Go ahead, calculate it in your head really quick. For me, it’s quite a bit. I know there is convenience in buying your own but if you want to try your hand at making one, this tutorial will help you! Switch out the colors to match the theme of your party – the sky is the limit!DIY Pinata Supplies8 Sheets, Purple Tissue Paper8 Sheets, Pink Tissue Paper1 Cardboard Box*Clear Packing TapeElmers GlueCharacter Picture*** Use whatever…
  • Family Dollar Deals: Sale Week of July 29

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Before you shop, be sure to review the Family Dollar Coupon Policy + FAQ. The sale items below are some of the better deals you will find at Family Dollar this week. Please leave a comment in this post if you find any other deals that are noteworthy and not on the list.View the full list of Family Dollar sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of the best deals to pick up this week:Condiments, Spice & BakingFrench’s Mustard, 14 oz – $1.50$0.30/1 French’s Yellow Classic Mustard $0.30/1 French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, 14 oz or Larger – 5-11-14…
  • *NEW* 20% OFF Green Peppers SavingStar Offer

    Savings Lifestyle: Amber
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s pretty rare to see savings on produce, so when they come around, it’s a great way to save! Grab this 20% OFF Green Peppers SavingStar Offer.Find more great coupons in the Coupon Database!Disclaimer: This post contains a link to an affiliate. See my Disclaimer Policy for additional information.
  • Walgreens Deals: $0.49 Eggs

    Savings Lifestyle: Amber
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Be sure to check your local Walgreens for their price on Eggs this week – some locations have these on sale as low as $0.99. Combine with a Checkout 51 offer to pick up a dozen for just $0.49!Here are the details: $0.99 – $1.49 Nice Dozen Eggs $0.50/1 Eggs, doz or More; May Vary By Account – Checkout 51 Net Price $0.99 – $1.49 each | $0.49 – $0.99 each after Checkout 51 Savings!Find more Walgreens Deals + Scenarios before you shop!Disclaimer: This post contains a link to an affiliate. See my Disclaimer Policy for additional information.
  • Kroger Deals: Sale Week of July 30

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Before you shop, take a look at the active Kroger Catalina and Promotional Offers. There are several new offers valid now! Also, be sure to review the Kroger Coupon Policy + FAQ.View the full list of Kroger sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of the best deals to pick up this week:DeliGalbani Fresh Mozzarella Balls, 8 oz – $2.79$1.00/1 Galbani Fresh Mozzarella Cheese product; Must register to printFinal Price: $1.79Packaged MeatsKahn’s Hot Dogs, 15 – 16 oz – $1.50Includes: Select varietiesCondiments, Spice & BakingKroger Peanut Butter, 15…
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    Moms Need To Know ™

  • Freezer To Crockpot Cooking | Chicken Recipes and Instructions

    Mindi Cherry
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Welcome back to Freezer To Crockpot Cooking – Chicken Week! You had a few days to get everything on the freezer cooking shopping list, so now it is time to assemble everything and get it in the freezer! See all of the other weeks in this series:Slow Cooker Chicken RecipesSlow Cooker Appetizer RecipesSlow Cooker Beef RecipesSlow Cooker Sandwich RecipesSlow Cooker Pork RecipesSlow Cooker Mexican RecipesSlow Cooker Soup RecipesSlow Cooker Vegetarian RecipesSlow Cooker Apple RecipesDon’t forget:  the shopping list for this week was designed to make 4 meals.  If you doubled or…
  • How To Save Money on Produce

    Mindi Cherry
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    How to Save on Produce:One of the most common misconceptions is that you can only save money on processed foods because those are the only products for which they see coupons. When you look through your Sunday paper you will mostly find coupons for processed foods and cleaning products or toiletries and rarely for fresh produce. However, there are still several ways you can save on your produce!Buy in Season Produce:Buying produce that is in season will drastically the cost. Buying produce that is not in season means, you pay more money.  Take some time to plan your menu around the produce…
  • Sunday Coupon Insert Sneak Peek | August 3, 2014

    Mindi Cherry
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    There are 3 confirmed Coupon Inserts in the paper this weekend (August 3, 2014)… a SmartSource insert and 2 Redplum inserts.You can check it out on my Coupon Insert Preview page!Don’t forget to stop back Saturday morning for my weekly Coupon Insert Preview post, where I highlight what I think are the best coupons and let you know how many newspapers I will be buying this week!Don’t forget to check out the rest of the 2014 Coupon Insert ScheduleRequest a Moms Need To Know Coupon Class in your area!Coupons.com l SmartSource Coupons l Red Plum Coupons l Drug Store Deals l Grocery…
  • CVS Coupon Matchups | Week of August 3, 3014 Preview

    Mindi Cherry
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Here is a sneak peek at the CVS Coupon Matchups and Deals for August 3, 2014.New to shopping at CVS? Make sure that you read my How To Save Money at CVS post!. Don’t forget check out the CVS Coupon policy!Colgate 360 Toothbrush, $2.99 Get $2 Extra Care Bucks wyb 1 (limit 2) $0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush; Excludes Plus, Extra Clean, and Classic – 7-27-14 SS (exp 08/16/14) $0.49 after coupon and ECBsColgate Total, 2 for $5 Get $3 Extra Care Bucks wyb 2 (limit 2) $1.00/2 Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or Larger; Excludes 2.8 oz, 2.8 oz Bonus, 0.75 oz, or 0.85 oz Trial…
  • Walgreens Coupon Matchups | Week of August 3, 2014 Preview

    Mindi Cherry
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Here is a preview of the best Walgreens Coupon Deals and Matchups that I see for the week of August 3, 2014! The full list of all deals will be posted by Friday!Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app!New to shopping at Walgreens? Make sure that you check out my How To Save at Walgreens post. Don’t forget to register for the Walgreens Balance Rewards program so that you can start earning points on your purchases!Crest or Oral-B 3D White Dental care, 2 for $6 Get a $4 Register Reward wyb 2 $0.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D…
 
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    Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

  • Success After Divorce: How She Did It

    Guest Contributor
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    It is said that all is fair in love and war.  When it comes to matters of the heart I may tend to agree, but when it comes to our money the rules aren’t so clear.  We always hear horror stories about women who are left with nothing after a divorce, or even worse women who are left with nothing but debt after their marriage ends. There are two ways to look at this if you find yourself in one of these two situations: you can wallow in  your sorrow and feel bad for yourself or you can take it as a learning opportunity and overcome your defeat.  This is the story of how one women…
  • Whole Foods On The Cheap: 25 Items Cheaper At Whole Foods

    Ginger
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Whole Foods gods must have been listening this week because I’ve been struggling with eating organic and low fat while maintaining a reasonable food budget. So what’s a girl on a budget to do?  Apparently, the following foods are cheaper at Whole Foods: 1. Organic milk. Whole Foods’s 365 Everyday Value Brand was priced at $4.99 a gallon, while Safeway’s O Organics brand cost $5.29 a gallon. 2. Non-dairy milk. Califia Farms Almond milk cost $4.39 at Whole Foods, while the same bottle cost $4.99 at Safeway. Whole Foods also offers house-brand rice milk for…
  • Hidden Costs that Can Break Your Wedding Budget

    Ginger
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    If your dream wedding is turning into a budgeting nightmare – you are not alone! Nearly one-third of all brides break their budgets,* and with the average wedding costing $27,000,* every dollar counts. Springleaf Financial, a leading consumer finance company, uncovers hidden wedding costs that can quickly add up to hundreds – and even thousands – of dollars in unexpected expenses: Wedding License: Since it’s not part of the actual day, you might forget to include the cost of a wedding license in the budget. The fee varies by state and can cost up to $115, but can be lowered in some…
  • Surprise! Suze Orman’s Approved Card Discontinued

    Guest Contributor
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Suze Orman started offering her Approved prepaid debit cards in 2012 and and received the backlash of her life.   Two years later the cards are off the market.  As of July 1, 2014 all Approved cardholders will no longer be able to use their prepaid debit cards.  If clients did not spend the remaining money on their prepaid debit cards they will receive a check for the entire balance.  So the question is, why is Suze Orman getting out of the prepaid debit card business? Maybe it’s about the bottom line According to the New York Times the fee on the Approved card was $3 per month,…
  • So You’re Broke, Here’s How You Fix It

    Ginger
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever checked your bank account balance and thought to yourself, where does all my money go?  The odds are you have.  As they say it’s not important how you got into trouble, the true test of character is what you do to get out of it.  There is a line in the song Dead and Gone by T.I. and Justin Timberlake that says “What matters more than the mistakes you make is what you are able to learn from them.” As a financial planner I can tell you that it’s not so much the action of physically spending that makes our money disappear, it’s so much deeper than…
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    Sustainablog

  • Variations on the Farming Community: How Sustainable are They?

    Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    photo credit: pasa47 via photopin cc I suppose I’ve got relatively narrow visions of a sustainable farming community: either an ecovillage, where food production is woven into the life of the of the residents, or the “urban farm,” where food production is implemented within existing (but often decaying) infrastructure.  Growing food isn’t just a livelihood in these settings; it’s a integral part of what brings people together and gives them a common sense of purpose. No doubt there are variations on both of these models that have succeeded in not only increasing…
  • Clean Power Plan Needs Your Testimony

    Guest Contributor
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Ohio students studying solar power by Teja Sathi “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Even though this quote originated from a Dr. Seuss book, I think it accurately describes the spirit of climate activists around the world. I am a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA, and while I no longer read children’s books, understanding the enormity of climate change is child’s play. The science is clear. Climate change is the greatest threat to society and it’s effect on the…
  • Green Social Media App eEcosphere Turns Sustainable Living into Shared Experience

    Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    eEcosphere App Overview from eEcosphere on Vimeo. Remember when “green social media” meant “submitting a link to Hugg?” Yeah, that was also back when we all used to say “Web 2.0″ a lot… The look of programs designed to drive environmental action has changed about as much as the devices designed to support them, and you can do much more now than submit a link and hope that it gets upvoted. More apps now provide ways for us to hold ourselves accountable by allowing us to track everything from our carbon emissions to our food waste. A new app, eEcosphere…
  • How Energy Efficient is Induction Cooking?

    Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Induction cooking is the hottest new technology in the kitchen. With grand claims of offering the best of both worlds — the responsiveness and control of gas and the heating power of electricity — induction is poised to become the standard in cooking (once demand helps push that pesky thousand-dollar price tag down a bit). Induction cooking generates a great deal of heat in a short time, but it can also heat incredibly slowly or at very low temperatures, so you can cook and boil faster, and also simmer with more precision (meaning less burnt Béarnaise). Electric ranges have…
  • Celebrate Thread the Needle Day by Diverting Some Textile Waste (aka Mending Some Clothes)

    Guest Author
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    July 25th is Thread The Needle Day, a day to practice the nearly forgotten tradition of sewing. Within the last several decades, the “make do and mend” mentality has seemingly been tossed in the trash (along with the mending pile), but if everyone dusted off their sewing accoutrements on this day to hem those too-long jeans or stitch on a wayward button, we could sincerely make a difference in the future of our planet. About 83% of discarded textiles end up in landfills. When natural fabrics decay there – rather than in a compost pile – the lack of oxygen creates methane gas.
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    Nature Moms Blog

  • The Great Cloth Diaper Debate

    Tiffany
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Which is better…disposable or cloth? The diaper wars have begun and you must choose sides….muhawww. New parents are faced with many decisions, one of them choosing whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. There are advantages and disadvantages for each diaper type. This issue can be a hot one among parents, a part of parenting […]
  • Extend the Growing Season Into Fall & Winter

    Tiffany
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    No matter where you live, there are crops and gardening techniques that allow you to enjoy homegrown produce year round.  Sure you can go to just about any supermarket, even in the dead of winter and buy all sorts of vegetables, but they won’t be as good as what comes right out of your own garden. […]
  • What You Need to Know Before You Buy Sunscreen

    Tiffany
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Over the years we have had it drilled into our brains that too much sun exposure is bad for us. Sun bathing? Bad, gives you cancer. Tanning? Way bad, gives you cancer and makes you look like a saddle bag by the time you are 30. We have also heard throughout our lives that that the best […]
  • Healthy Snacking With OneBar

    Tiffany
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Attn: Giveaway at the bottom of this post! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OneBar. I am not a big fresh fruit eater. I just don’t usually care to grab an apple or an orange, or any fruit really to snack on. Maybe occasionally I might grab a banana or a […]
  • Changing The Way Kids Play

    Tiffany
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This is a guest post from Aby Nicole League Children, it seems, are losing childhood. It’s a story I hear too often from my friends. Much to my surprise, this story has been passed to me and now that I’m months away from my firstborn, I’m quite feeling the pressure of juggling things perfectly to raise […]
 
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    $5 Dinners

  • Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Can you see the beef peeking out from underneath the mountain of beans, corn and zesty tomatoes?!!? This is the perfect ‘clear out the pantry’ meal…and the perfect ‘I’m rushing out the door and don’t have time to make dinner’ meal. Because the hands on time on this is about 4 minutes. Minute One. Place beef roast in the slow cooker. Minute Two. Add seasoning to the roast, put seasonings away. Minute Three. Open all the cans and lightly drain. Minute Four. Pour cans over top of the beef. Toss in trash. Put lid on slow cooker. Continue on spinning…
  • Restaurant Coupons & Deals – July 29

    Jenn K
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    If you are looking for some coupons and freebies to to help you save on dinner on the town, date nights, and for when you need a break from cooking, then you’re in the right spot! While we certainly know that eating out is more expensive than eating in, it is nice to treat yourself and your family every now and again to a meal out on the town. Our family eats out 2 or 3 times a month, and we’ve been able to do so for less than $60 for the month…in part because of all the great coupons, daily deals, and other offers from restaurants in our area. Check out the latest coupons,…
  • Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven. So…here they are…sharing them at the tail end of our 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals series! I’m sharing new recipes for the rest of the month…so more delicious-ness to come! Real quick…before we get to the recipe. I…
  • $1/1 Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kit | Back to School Lunch Coupons

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Hey hey kids…just wanted to make sure you saw this coupon for Rubbermaid Lunch Blox. Print it now, or forever hold your lunchbox peace $1/1 Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kit - click to print These will be on sale in many, many, many grocery and big box retailers in the coming weeks! Be sure to use the coupon with a sale price to get the maximum discount and lowest possible price! Never miss a coupon! Get the latest and greatest coupons delivered straight to your inbox, just moments after they are posted! A     Related StoriesPrintable Coupons: C&H, Chicken of the Sea,…
  • Printable Coupons: C&H, Chicken of the Sea, Kellogg’s, Starbucks + More

    Jenn K
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    It’s nearing the end of the month, which means most printable coupons will disappear or reset over the next week.  If there are any you are interest in, then be sure to print them now.  A few favorite printable coupons still available include: Be sure to check out all the printable coupons available at Red Plum, Smart Source, Coupon Network and Coupons.com! Looking for a coupon for an item on your shopping list? Or a coupon for your favorite product? Be sure to check for it in my coupon database! Never miss a coupon! Get the latest and greatest coupons delivered straight to your…
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    Wholesome Mommy

  • Spinach and Potato Breakfast Casserole

    Denisesawyer
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I made this breakfast casserole for my family while they were visiting. It was a great dish to feed and crowd and it was so delicious everyone kept going after more!  It will definitely be on my rotation more often! My favorite thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t rely on frozen potatoes.  I don’t usually have frozen hashbrowns lying around in my freezer but I do usually have a bag of fresh potatoes in my pantry.  Most of the recipes out there call for the frozen variety of potatoes and/or crescent roll dough.  I wanted a fresh tasting casserole and since I like in the…
  • Plum Organics Baby Food Review

    Denisesawyer
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Do you make your own baby food or purchase it?  If you purchase it are you particular about the ingredients and what’s in {or not in} your little one’s baby food?  I have been {and will be} very picky about my children’s first foods. Why?  Their little bodies don’t require as much fuel as ours so those small bites really count. That’s why I make my own baby food with organic ingredients. Most of the time, I blend up whatever we are eating.  It’s just what is easiest for me.  But, sometimes there are nights or circumstances that require me to use…
  • Watermelon Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut Cream

    Denisesawyer
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    We’ve been making the most of our summer over here! Lots of fun things happening as we savor these last few weeks of summer.  Have you been wrapping up your summer bucket list? Want to add another simple fun item to your list?  How about a tropical themed snack for a luau, to reminisce the beach trip, or to bring a little of the tropics home? We made this dish for our Rio 2 party. We had fun celebrating the home release of this movie with some other family friends. To make the movie even more fun we served a thematic dinner. {My kids about drove me crazy all day waiting on our guests…
  • Rio 2 Family Movie Night with Gourmet Strawberry Popcorn Recipe

    Denisesawyer
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group, Pop Secret, and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own.  #pmedia #PopForRio2 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV My kiddos {ages 5 and almost 3} have been highly anticipating the release of Rio 2.  Our original plan was to pick it up July 15th  at our local Walmart and then enjoy it as a family movie night on the weekend but we decided that it would be more fun if we invited a couple of other families to enjoy it with us.  We decided to have them over for a theme dinner to build the…
  • Outdoor Entertaining – Rio 2 Party

    Denisesawyer
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    My kids were super excited about having a couple of families over to watch the new Rio 2 movie. I love family movie nights – and any good excuse to entertain some good friends.  We started planning earlier in the week to make our party a little extra special, but not too crazy out of hand. First off, we choose some outdoor-proof dishes for our theme.  We found these at Walmart.  They have several fun prints in Better Homes and Gardens Outdoor {melamine} line. These dinner plates are in the print called “reactive blue” which we thought would be perfect for our Rio 2 themed…
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    At The Point Of A Gun

  • If You Read One More Thing About The Senate Race In Mississippi. . .

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    . . .  Let it be this.  Because this guy can say it better than Jeff. As a reminder, the job of the Republican Party is to be different from the Democrat Party.  When one republican senator is touting his accomplishments of contributing to social programs, where is that difference?  And don't say "Foreign Policy".  There are 99 other self admitted experts of 'Foreign Policy' in the Senate and 435 'experts' in the House.  One more note about elections.  They work both ways.  If a candidate smears over half of his voting base as racist bigots in a…
  • You Won't Believe What Chelsea Clinton Said About Money

    24 Jun 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Well, you just might.   And yes, I Buzzfeeded the title to this.  Before the quote-- let me clarify this-- Chelsea is now a grown up who is married, living under her own roof and has been stumping for her mom on more than one occasion. So she's fair game and open for criticism.  “I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t, [. . .]“It is frustrating, because who wants to grow up and follow their parents? I’ve tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents … it’s a funny thing…
  • The Pig Trap

    22 May 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Apt allegory for the sign of the times.We tooled around his property, drinking beer and dumping corn and veggies here and there at strategic points, and then we came to another clearing with a strange metal object. Kevin put the truck in park and told me to hop out with him. There were three eight-foot pieces of crude steel tubular fencing that looked sort of like the metal barricades that get put up at parades for crowd control, but about five or six feet high, and forming half a hexagon They were obviously hand-made; they just didn’t have the finish of a commercial product. Kevin grabbed…
  • To Fulfill An Overdue Obligation

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    I was challenged to do blog posting a while back by the Sith Lord Darth Aggie so here it is.As my kids are getting older and needing more attention, a part time job I enjoy while the kids are in school and just plain burned out on politics in general, blogging has become less and less of a priority to me.That and the last few times I've sat and stared at the screen and couldn't think of a damn thing to type at the time.But there is good news. AC/DC isn't retiring after all.
  • Choice Cuts: A Slew Of News Links; American Music Edition

    6 Apr 2013 | 7:02 am
    Shocking! Anti-Gun Mayor goes looking for love in all the wrong places using all the wrong ways. Almost directly related: Comparatively speaking, Mayors Against Illegal Guns members are almost eight times more likely to be convicted of crimes than Florida concealed firearm license holders – but that number is based off 23 years of licenses versus four years of MAIG.But in their eyes, they are your betters and know how to live your life for you. Via Insty.Another Shocker! "Hunting Group" that wants background checks actually a gun control front group.  In the words of Jeff Goldstein,…
 
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    Stretching a Buck

  • Kroger Weekly Ad Deals | 7/30/14 – 8/5/14

    Marcy
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here are the best deals that I see at Kroger this week. Be sure to check your local ad to confirm deals and the Kroger coupon policy in your area. NOTE: Find more information about shopping at Kroger, including information about eCoupons (Cellfire,P&G eSaver, Kroger.com, Upromise and Shortcuts) plus more on my Kroger Resources/FAQs page. Produce Grapes, Red, Seedless, per lb – $0.99 Plums, per lb – $0.99 Avocados, ea – $1.25 Blackberries, 6 oz – $2.50 Blueberries, 1 pint – $2.50 Celery, ea – $1.50 Cucumber, ea – $0.50 Fresh Selection White…
  • The Cheesecake Factory | Half-Price Cheesecake Slices 7/30/14 – 7/31/14

    Jennifer
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Don’t forget!  Stop by The Cheesecake Factory on July 30th and 31st and get half-priced cheesecake slices! There is no coupon needed this year and you are limited to one slice per guest. Yum! Find more Restaurant Coupons & Deals here. Coupons.com l SmartSource Coupons l Red Plum Coupons l Drug Store Deals l Grocery Store Deals The Cheesecake Factory | Half-Price Cheesecake Slices 7/30/14 – 7/31/14 is a post from: Stretching a Buck ©2014 Stretching a Buck℠ Media, LLC. Use of this feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed…
  • Game of Thrones: Season 4 on Blue-ray for $44.99 Shipped

    Jennifer
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    On Amazon right now you can pre-order Game of Thrones: Season 4 BD+Digital [Blu-ray] for only $44.99. This is a 44% savings and shipping is free! This qualifies for Amazon’s Pre-Order Price Guarantee which means if the price drops between now and the day this is released you will receive a refund for the difference. You really can’t beat this deal! Find more great Amazon Deals here. Note: Amazon prices and promotions can change at any time. The price(s) listed in this post is/are subject to change. Coupons.com l SmartSource Coupons l Red Plum Coupons l Drug Store Deals l Grocery…
  • Bath & Body Works Sale | Hand Soap Pumps for $3 Each + $1 Shipping

    Jennifer
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Tomorrow is the last day that you can get hand soaps for only $3 at Bath & Body Works.  This is a great price for these nice soaps.  I love keeping a selection on hand for gifts!  Use coupon code FALLISNEAR at checkout to get $1 shipping with a $25 purchase. Shipping deal is valid 7/29/2014, hand soap sale is valid through 7/30/2014. Find more great retail deals here. You can also search for online retail coupon codes here! Coupons.com l SmartSource Coupons l Red Plum Coupons l Drug Store Deals l Grocery Store Deals Bath & Body Works Sale | Hand Soap Pumps for $3 Each + $1…
  • VTech Doc McStuffins Write & Learn Doctor’s Bag for $19.99

    Jennifer
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    On Amazon right now you can get this fun VTech Doc McStuffins Write and Learn Doctor’s Bag for only $19.99 – a 33% savings! This will ship free with Amazon Prime or qualifies for free Super Saver Shipping with a $35 purchase. Find more great Amazon Deals here. Note: Amazon prices and promotions can change at any time. The price(s) listed in this post is/are subject to change. Coupons.com l SmartSource Coupons l Red Plum Coupons l Drug Store Deals l Grocery Store Deals VTech Doc McStuffins Write & Learn Doctor’s Bag for $19.99 is a post from: Stretching a Buck ©2014…
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    "Deal"icious Mom

  • Amazon Deal: Lego Hobbit Wii U Only $19.99

    dealiciousmom
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    LEGO The Hobbit – Wii U is only $19.99 at Amazon. I know my boys were asking for this so I thought I would share. That price is 50% off! The post Amazon Deal: Lego Hobbit Wii U Only $19.99 appeared first on "Deal"icious Mom.
  • Real Birth Stories – Claire

    dealiciousmom
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
      When I found out I was pregnant, I was so excited. I knew that I wanted to have the most natural birth possible, and started planning a water birth at home. The midwives in my home city were fortunately supportive of my choice, so I ordered the birthing pool for my water birth, and started counting the days impatiently until my due date, looking forward to meeting my special little girl so much. My due day came and went without any excitement, and the days started to drag on and on. A week overdue the midwives started talking about induction and the possibility of a c-section, but I…
  • Daily Printable Coupon Roundup

    dealiciousmom
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is a summary of the coupons published during the last 24 hours. Buy Benefiber, get Nestle Pure Life Purified Water $1.00 off any One (1) Silk Soymilk Half Gallon $0.25 off TWO (2) ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda $1.00 off four (4) Gerber 2nd Foods 2-Pack Tubs $1.00 off 3 Gerber Organic 1st, 2nd or 3rd Foods $1.50 off any one Speed Stick GEAR Deodorant $2.00 off one (1) Schick Disposable Razor Pack $5.00 off TWO (2) Schick Disposable Razor Packs $3.00 off Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razor Pack $3.00 off Schick Quattro Titanium Razor $3.00 off Schick Hydro 5 Disposable Pack $5.00 off TWO (2)…
  • Freebies for July 29th, 2014

    dealiciousmom
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here are the hottest daily freebies and free samples I found: FREE Natural Beauty Magazine & Samples FREE Samples from Betty Crocker Each Month FREE Subscription to Ebony FREE 32 oz Slush Monkey at Stripes Stores FREE Monsters vs Aliens Trolley at Lowe’s Build and Grow Kids Clinic on 8/9 Students aged 13 to 23 (at the time of submission) who are enrolled at a qualified academic institution can earn a FREE Tesoro reward card for getting good grades. The higher the grades, the higher the value of the reward card! Participants must reside in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota,…
  • Schoola: Help Support Schools in Need When You Buy & Donate Kid’s Clothes #clothes4school

    dealiciousmom
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    You all know that I am a teacher and I am passionate about giving back to education and helping kids get the education they deserve so when I found out about Schoola I had to get involved. Schoola is an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothes but their is an added bonus to use Schoola. 40% of the proceeds go to schools in need. I had to share this innovative new program because not only does it saves parents money but it also gives back at the same time! I am participating in the “20 Days of Schoola” campaign and  I have adopted a school in hopes…
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    Couponing 101

  • SavingStar Offer: 20% Off Green Peppers

    Stephanie
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    SavingStar is offering 20% off your purchase of Green Peppers right now! This coupon is valid on a single purchase of loose, unwrapped green peppers up to $10 (maximum $2 reward).Produce coupons are rare, so add this offer to your SavingStar account and use it before it expires on 8/4/14.Remember - SavingStar coupons are not deducted at the register, but instead the savings are collected in account and can then be redeemed for cash or gift card. Read more about SavingStar HERE and check out all the new stores where you can redeem SavingStar coupons!SavingStar Offer: 20% Off Green Peppers…
  • Printable Coupons: Silk, Quilted Northern, Schick, Gerber, and More!

    Stephanie
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Here are the newest printable coupons:$1/4 Gerber 2nd Foods 2-Pack Tubs Printable Coupon$1/3 Gerber Organic 1st, 2nd or 3rd Foods Printable Coupon$1/1 Silk Soy Milk Half Gallon Printable Coupon25¢/2 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Printable Coupon55¢/1 Frigo Cheese Heads Snack Cheese Printable CouponBuy 1 Benefiber, Get 1 Nestle Pure Life Purified Water FREE Printable Coupon$2/1 Schick Disposable Razor Pack Printable Coupon$1.50/1 Speed Stick Gear Deodorant Printable Coupon$5/2 Schick Disposable Razor Packs Printable Coupon$3/1 Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razor Pack Printable Coupon$5/2 Schick…
  • 50¢/1 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Pump Printable Coupon = $1.20 at Walgreens!

    Stephanie
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Print this 50¢/1 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Pump Printable Coupon and take it to Walgreens for a great deal!Buy 2 Softsoap Hand Soap 10 oz. ($2.99) B1G1 Free; Earn 50 Balance Rewards Points for Every $1 Spent on Personal Care Products - 50¢/1 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Pump Printable Coupon = $1.20 ea.These are really pretty bottles for a guest bathroom or other visible area! Make your Walgreens shopping list before you head out to the store.Thanks, Wild For Wags!50¢/1 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Pump Printable Coupon = $1.20 at Walgreens! is a post from Couponing 101The post 50¢/1…
  • Amazon: Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus 4-Cup Food Processor Only $33.95 (Reg. $90)!

    Stephanie
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Right now Amazon has this Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus 4-Cup Food Processor on sale for only $33.95 (reg. $90)! Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or any order over $35.Mini food processor with 4-cup capacity work bowlTouch-pad controls; auto-reversing blade for chopping or grindingEasy-grip handle; dishwasher-safe parts make cleanup a snapCustom spatula and instruction book with recipes includedThis would be a great house-warming, wedding, or bridal shower gift! See more gift ideas here.Amazon prices are subject to change without notice, so be sure to verify the final price at…
  • Target Coupon Matchups and Deals 7/27 – 8/2

    Stephanie
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Remember, you can use 1 Manufacturer Coupon AND 1 Target Coupon PER ITEM!  It might be beneficial to print and carry a copy of Target’s Coupon Policy with you to the store.Here are the best deals this week:Suave Shampoo or Conditioner 94¢- $1/2 Suave Target Mobile Coupon (text PACKITBACK to 827438) AND - (2) 50¢/1 Suave Product Printable Coupon = 2 FreeMagnesium Citrate 10 oz. 99¢- $1/1 Up & Up Digestive Health Target Printable Coupon= FreeScotch Tape $1 in The One Spot- $1/1 Scotch Tape or Scissors Product Target Printable Coupon = FreeRight Guard Xtreme…
 
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    Amazon.com: Best Sellers

  • #7: Taste Nirvana Real Coconut Water, 16.2-Ounce (Pack of 12)

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Taste Nirvana Real Coconut Water, 16.2-Ounce (Pack of 12) by Taste Nirvana 764 days in the top 100 (443)Buy new: $26.64 21 used & new from $22.20(Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
  • #1: Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce by Viva Labs 258 days in the top 100 (3899)Buy new: $18.95 $10.95 17 used & new from $10.95(Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
  • #2: San Francisco Bay Coffee Breakfast Blend, 80 OneCup Single Serve Cups

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    San Francisco Bay Coffee Breakfast Blend, 80 OneCup Single Serve Cups by San Francisco Bay Coffee 737 days in the top 100 (2585)Buy new: $29.00 19 used & new from $25.50(Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
  • #9: San Francisco Bay Coffee French Roast, 80 OneCup Single Serve Cups

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    San Francisco Bay Coffee French Roast, 80 OneCup Single Serve Cups by San Francisco Bay Coffee 672 days in the top 100 (1660)Buy new: $29.00 30 used & new from $19.50(Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
  • #3: Keurig, The Original Donut Shop, Regular, Medium Extra Bold, K-Cup packs, 72 Count

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Keurig, The Original Donut Shop, Regular, Medium Extra Bold, K-Cup packs, 72 Count by Keurig 95 days in the top 100 (3120)Buy new: $38.69 14 used & new from $38.49(Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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    Surviving The Stores™

  • Printable Coupon Round-Up: Silk, StarKist, Gerber & More!

    Surviving The Stores
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Here is a round-up of some of the best printable coupons that I’ve seen so far today: Silk Coupon – $1/1 Silk Soymilk Half Gallon Land O’Frost Coupon – $1/1 Land O’Frost Sub Sandwich Kit S&W Coupon – $1/2 S&W Bean Cans (when you Like them on Facebook) StarKist Coupon – $1/2 StarKist Tuna Pouch products  Frigo Coupon - 55¢/1 Frigo Cheese Heads Snack Cheese Gerber Organic Coupon – $1/3 Gerber Organic 1st, 2nd or 3rd Foods Gerber Coupon – $1/4 Gerber 2nd Foods 2 pk. Tubs Nexium Coupon – $5/1 Nexium 24 HR 28 or 42 ct. Schick…
  • Restaurant Coupons & Retail Coupons Round-up (7/28)

    Surviving The Stores
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    New Restaurant Coupons: Beef O Bradys Coupons – Buy 10 Wings Get 5 Free, Buy 20 Wings Get 10 Free, Buy 30 Wings Get 15 Free Valid 7/29 Only (exp: 7/29/2014) Biggby Coffee Coupons – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Grande/Super Specialty Drink (exp: 7/29/2014) Bob Evans Coupons – Free Family Size Soup To Go with $20 Carry Out Purchase (exp: 8/4/2014) Buca Di Beppo Coupons – $5 Lunch Lasagna M-T 12-3PM (exp: 7/31/2014) Buca Di Beppo Coupons – 50% Off Lasagna (exp: 7/31/2014) Fox and Hound Coupons – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Chicken Wings Valid 7/29 Only (exp: 7/29/2014) Mimis Cafe…
  • Back To School Sales – Weekly Best Deals 2014!

    Surviving The Stores
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here are the best stock-up prices for school supplies for the week of 7/27/14 – 8/2/14. Be sure to check out the Back To School Stock-Up Prices list for which prices you are looking for to stock-up. I’ve also included any current coupon codes or promotions for each store in case you would prefer to shop online. ! Thanks to Passion For Savings for her help with the Back To School deals roundups! :: Office Depot & OfficeMax Back To School Deals :: Free and Cheap Items - Region 1 (Zip 72762)2 Pocket Folders - $0.01With minimum $5 Purchase, Limit 104 oz. School Glue -…
  • Top Deal News: FREE In Stores, Bath Towels $2 shipped, Pampers Target Deal, and More!

    Ryan @ Surviving The Stores
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Here is your STS Monday Top Deals News with everything posted today on Surviving The Stores and more! If you missed The “Big One” Beach Towels sale there is another great sale today on The “Big One” Bath Towels in several different colors for only $2 shipped! (you can mix and match). There is also a great stock up deal on Pampers at Target this week, not to mention our huge list of items you can get for free in the grocery and drug stores. There is also a super hot coupon for a FREE Box of Horizon Organic Macaroni & Cheese, so grab that asap if you’d like it…
  • Pampers Coupons = Awesome Deal on Giant Packs at Target!!

    Ryan @ Surviving The Stores
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Pampers Coupons There are several great Pampers coupons available today you can use for a great deal at Target! They have an awesome deal on Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers, and Baby Dry Giant Packs where you get a $20 gift card back when you buy two. After the sale and coupons you can get Pampers Giant Packs for as low as $18.99! (Reg. $31.99 – $34.99) Click to print the Pampers Coupons! Here is how the deal would look: Buy 2 Pampers Swaddlers, Baby Dry, or Cruisers Giant Packs @ $31.99 – $34.99 Use $1.50/1 Pampers Swaddlers printable coupon Use $1.50/1 Pampers Baby Dry printable…
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    Saving Dollars & Sense | Personal Finance Blog

  • Family Christian 40% Coupon Extended + New 30% Off Code!

    Kristie Sawicki
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    That hot Family Christian 40% off coupon code that I shared over the weekend has been extended through AugustThe coupon code sunshine40 is good for 40% off one regular priced item $49.99 and up only.Plus a new 30% off coupon has been released!Take 30% off your entire purchase of regularly-priced items with coupon code crafty30 during checkout.Shop early for the best selections. The post Family Christian 40% Coupon Extended + New 30% Off Code! appeared first on Saving Dollars & Sense | Personal Finance Blog.
  • Kindermusik FREE Classes!

    Kristie Sawicki
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    This offer is rumored to be ending at the end of July, make sure you grab one of the free classes today!Kindermusik is offering FREE classes!Classes for children from newborn to age sevenChild development through music and movementImmerse your child in a musical atmosphere of play, song, and dance – while developing fundamental skillsConnect with other moms, dads, and familiesLearn how music can help make great parenting easierKindermusik is the best per-class valueSign up for your FREE Kindermusik class here. The post Kindermusik FREE Classes! appeared first on Saving Dollars…
  • Weekly Menu Plan 7/28

    Kristie Sawicki
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Breakfast and lunch is pretty much the same around my house which is why that part of the menu never changes.Breakfasts – consists of oatmeal, cold cereal, fruit smoothies, toast & poached eggs.Lunches – consists of soups, peanut butter or tuna sandwiches, and dinner leftovers.Dinners – I will try to include lots of veggies this week.~ Monday ~Chinese Take Out~ Tuesday ~Grilled Sausage and Baked Potato~ Wednesday ~Spaghetti and Salad~ Thursday ~Leftovers~ Friday ~Hamburgers and Pasta Salad~ Saturday ~Anniversary Dinner Out~ Sunday ~Usually we have a very late lunch and…
  • Rue la la $125 in Free Credit!!

    Kristie Sawicki
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Rue la la is one of my favorite online invite only shopping sites!I just got the email that they are offering $25 free credits for all of my friends.Plus after you sign up, you can earn up to $100 credit when you refer 4 friends now through August 6th. So go ahead and sign up through this special invite only link and earn $25 credit to shop with.Then if you refer 4 friends you can get another $100 credit.That’s a total of $125 shopping spree on a site that you will have no problem finding something you love!I thought I would share some of the things I was looking at while I was there…
  • Back to School Deals 7/27 – 8/2

    Kristie Sawicki
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Here are all of the best school supply deals to pick up this week.Shopping the sales is one of the great Ways to save on Back to School Shopping Costs!Staples Back to School Deals 7/27See all of the Staples Back to School Deals Here PaperMate Sharp-writer Mechanical Pencils (5 pack) – $3.79 Buy 1, Get $3.79 Staples Easy Rebate (limit 1) FREE after rebate!Staples 1 Subject Notebooks – $0.17 Staples School Glue – $0.39 BIC Cristal Stick Ballpoint Pens – $1 Staples Multipurpose Paper – $7.79 Use In Ad Coupon to save $1.99 Submit for $3.80 Staples Easy Rebate $2…
 
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    Coupons and Freebies Mom

  • Free Full-size Betty Crocker Samples!

    Jaime Prideaux
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Would you love some FREE Betty Crocker food samples every month? If you love Betty Crocker freebies and recipes, sign up ASAP for the Free Betty Crocker newsletter so you won’t miss your chance for these monthly free samples! You’ll also snag up to $250 worth of coupons! Go here: Betty Crocker newsletter The post Free Full-size Betty Crocker Samples! appeared first on Coupons and Freebies Mom.        Related StoriesAmazon Gift Card Winner (for Facebook giveaway 7-26) announced!FREE Scotch Tape 2-Pack at Target!Free Kindle Book: Couponing 101 Guide…
  • Zico Coconut Water Only $0.67 At Shoprite!

    MK
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
      Heres a deal where you can snag some good workout water or even a healthy drink for when you’re on the go! With this deal everyone can afford this deal! Zico Coconut Water – $1.67 $1.00/1  Zico Coconut Water Final Price: $0.67 Thanks, Fabuless Life! The post Zico Coconut Water Only $0.67 At Shoprite! appeared first on Coupons and Freebies Mom.        Related StoriesFREE $5.00 off Fandango Movie TicketRevlon Nail Polish Only $0.97 At Walmart!Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Tone Deal At Walmart! 
  • Visine Deal At Walmart!

    MK
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you have seasonal eye allergies like me then here is a deal for you to grab! All you have to do is head to Walmart with this printable coupon to snag this deal! Visine AC –  $3.50 $1.50/1  VISINE product 1/2 fl oz or larger Final Price: $2.00 Thanks, I Heart The Mart! The post Visine Deal At Walmart! appeared first on Coupons and Freebies Mom.        Related Stories*HURRY* 1st 180 Folks Needed for Online Research Panel (Free Amazon + Walmart Gift Cards)!FREE NatureSmart Disney Gummy Vitamins Sample!Free Full-size Betty Crocker Samples! 
  • *HURRY* Folks Needed for Online Research Panel (Free Amazon + Walmart Gift Cards)!

    The Engineer
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    Folks Needed for Online Research Panel (get FREE Amazon + Walmart Gift Cards)! The Exclusive “Tell Wut” Online Research Panel is looking for more folks to join their exclusive online research panel via this particular link! If accepted, you’ll be able to to earn FREE Amazon, Walmart, and Target gift cards in exchange for sharing your opinions about popular brands, companies, products, and more! I love this site!! HURRY here (it’s FREE): TellWut Panel ***IMPORTANT be sure to check your email / confirm your email address Please note you will not instantly receive Amazon or…
  • FREE $5.00 off Fandango Movie Ticket

    MK
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Heres a great deal for a date night or birthday movie night for that special someone in your life! FREE $5.00 off Fandango Movie Ticket Use the code CS8436 in all five slots. There is a limit of 2 Fandango tickets per person and email. Once the codes have been entered, you will then receive an email with the code for this $5.00 offer! This offer ends December 31, 2014 and the code will expire January 2015. Thanks, Hunts 4 Freebies! The post FREE $5.00 off Fandango Movie Ticket appeared first on Coupons and Freebies Mom.        Related StoriesRevlon Nail…
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  • International Delight Coupons

    Nellie
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    International Delight Coupons is a post from: Mrs. Moneysaver Don't see the coupon you are looking for, try our database of thousands of coupons at Coupon Database.
  • Face and Body Care Printable Coupons: Axe, Olay Fresh Effects, Simple

    Nellie
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    Face and Body Care Printable Coupons: Axe, Olay Fresh Effects, Simple is a post from: Mrs. Moneysaver Don't see the coupon you are looking for, try our database of thousands of coupons at Coupon Database.
  • Gerber Printable Coupons

    Nellie
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Gerber Printable Coupons is a post from: Mrs. Moneysaver Don't see the coupon you are looking for, try our database of thousands of coupons at Coupon Database.
  • Pet Printable Coupons: Iams Cat Food, K9 Advantix, Mighty Dog

    Nellie
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Pet Printable Coupons: Iams Cat Food, K9 Advantix, Mighty Dog is a post from: Mrs. Moneysaver Don't see the coupon you are looking for, try our database of thousands of coupons at Coupon Database.
  • Printable coupon roundup: Pantene, SnackWells, Keebler cookies

    Nellie
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Printable coupon roundup: Pantene, SnackWells, Keebler cookies is a post from: Mrs. Moneysaver Don't see the coupon you are looking for, try our database of thousands of coupons at Coupon Database.
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    Shopping Kim» Kim Rowley

  • Kim’s $6 Target Trip 7/28/14

    Kim Rowley
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    I actually made it to Target at the beginning of the week so you have a few more days to take advantage of these hot deals!  I had to hurry back to town though for water aerobics (don’t judge, it’s fun) so didn’t get to post right away.   Anyway, here’s how you can these same Target deals with printable and mobile coupons. Old Spice Swagger $2.69 Sale (buy 3) - (3) $1 off printable coupons (there is also a $2/2 coupon from 7/6) - $5 gift card when you buy three = 7¢ each Dial Soap 2-pack 97¢ - $1 iBotta deposit = FREE (I actually picked this up at Walmart because…
  • Online Stores that accept FuturePay to Buy Now, Pay Later

    Kim Rowley
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    FuturePay is a simple way to shop online without a credit card by letting you put your order on a “tab” to buy now and pay later. You’ll receive a monthly statement that you can settle online by bank transfer or run your tab for a month longer for only $5. This is perfect if you don’t want a partner to see a gift you bought for them on a shared account. Plus you don’t have to give out any credit card numbers, so those can’t be lost or stolen. You are still able to use promo coupon codes at checkout as well to save on your purchases (if applicable). Body and…
  • Free Scholastic Book from Kellogg’s at Walmart

    Kim Rowley
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Get a FREE Scholastic Book from Kellogg’s and Walmart! Collect 1 Free Book Code found inside specially marked packages at Walmart (participating product list below) Enter Code at FreeBookOffer.com Order your Free Book!  See all books (currently 62 titles) I’m heading to Walmart later today to do this deal and the Walmart Dr. Pepper Deal!
  • Kim’s $6 Target Trip 7/15/14

    Kim Rowley
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    I spent a tad more than $6 on today’s Target shopping trip, but some of these deals were too good to pass up!  Here’s how you can get the exact same deals I did with free printable coupons: FREE School Supplies &/or Office Supplies (pick up 3 items priced at 50¢ or less and they will all be free!) I got 2 packs of Notecards (49¢ each) and pack of glue sticks (39¢) - $1.50/3 Target printable coupon = FREE (Coupon took off $1.37 since my items were under $1.50) Orbit Gum single pack 97¢ - 50¢ off Target printable coupon = 47¢ Suave Professionals Twin Pack $3.79 (buy 3) -…
  • Online Stores That Accept GetFinancing For Payment to Buy Now, Pay Later

    Kim Rowley
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    GetFinancing allows you to get instant financing for your online purchases hassle free with no paperwork needed.  Their real time credit engine identifies, qualifies and approves consumers in just seconds. How do you apply for GetFinancing? Add item to your cart and then proceed to check out at any of the online stores listed below. By Payment Method, choose GetFinancing. A pop up requesting the last four digits of your Social Security will come up. Enter the four digits and hit next. You will automatically be notified if you are approved or not. Easy, huh? Online merchants that accept…
 
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    Bargain Babe

  • The Eight Online Retailer Essentials

    Guest
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the rapid growth of the e-commerce industry. The proof? One article published in Forbes says that there are 102,728 e-commerce retailers in the US that are making at least $12,000 per year. These figures were determined using various sources by ReferralCandy, a company that automates and customizes referral programs for online stores. There are many reasons why majority of businesses, regardless of size, have decided to go online. The first reason is for survival. It is a reality that a people are turning to online shopping, and even the most successful…
  • LivingSocial Deals!

    This post may contain affiliate links
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
     Sign up with LivingSocial and receive up to huge savings on incredible local deals, travel packages and handpicked products.
  • My Terrible Experience with Petro Home Oil

    Bargain Babe
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Oil tank reads ZERO, thanks to Petro Home Oil. After being a Petro customer for 8 years, I would not recommend them. We have paid above market rates for home heating oil, they let our oil tank zero out, and we did not receive a tune up for 27 months. Find a company like Anchor or Nite Oil that will charge you market rates for oil and leave fixes up to a pay-by-the-hour technician. If you do want a service contract, carefully evaluate the cost of paying ahead for service that you might never need. Think about it, do you have a service contract for your toilet? Your dishwasher? Your fridge?
  • Tuesday Freebies – Free Cappuccino

    Dacia Daly
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    Score a FREE cappuccino today! Yum! Via Shutterstock. There are 36 freebies today. Let us know in the comments if you learn of any more freebies, deals, or discounts. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @BargainBabe to snag more freebies. Follow us today! Free Cappuccino - Quick Chek is offering a printable coupon for a FREE medium Berries & Cream Cappuccino. You must be a Facebook fan to print the coupon. Offer expires on August 4. Free Medium Drink at Caribou Coffee - Snag a FREE Medium Drink at Caribou Coffee! Just join Caribou Perks, create your free account, complete a…
  • Extra 50% Off Final Sale Items at J. Crew!

    This post may contain affiliate links
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Right now, J. Crew is offering an extra 40% to 50% off final sale items when you use the coupon code TREAT at checkout. This coupon codes drops the cost of  high-quality clothing to extremely low prices. Check out our top picks below and let us know in the comments what you score! Note: This sale ends on August 3.  Jeweled Painter Tee in Stripe on sale for $26.70 (reg. $49.50!). Marina Canvas Mini-Wedge Espadrilles on sale for $29.99 (reg. $98!). Pleated Flare Dress on sale for $29.99 (reg. $128! ). Available in four colors. Linen-Cotton Crochet-Trim Scarf on sale for $12.49 (reg.
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    Miss Thrifty

  • All change, all change…

    Miss Thrifty
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    You may have noticed that things have been a little quieter around here over the past couple of weeks. There’s a good reason for that: I’ve started a new job. Fortunately everything is settling down, and I’m having a ball at work. This is how my new-look day gets under way: Yes indeed: I’ve been reborn as a commuter. The new office is a two-hour train ride away, in Manchester, so I’m getting accustomed to the early starts. The little shower timer, which turned up in the post as one of my water-saving freebies, has turned out to be a godsend. (By the way, if you haven’t snagged…
  • Slow Cooker on Holiday: Four Camping Recipes

    Miss Thrifty
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    I recently mentioned that on our recent glamping holiday, my slow cooker came with us. Now while I admit that this marks a new development in my relationship with my slow cooker, from one of love to one of obsession, it turned out to be a great idea. Seriously: if you have room in the car boot or in the suitcase, do it! One reason why I am so attached to my slow cooker is that it makes life so much easier, as well as cheaper. I can throw a few ingredients and leftovers into the pot before I head out to work, then return home in the evening to a readymade dinner. It turns out that when you are…
  • Friday Bargains: handbags, lipstick, a free PC World giftcard & more

    Miss Thrifty
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    Afternoon, Thrifties! As we head into the weekend there are some good deals, sales and freebies about, so here is a round-up of a few that have caught my eye. To the more macho readers: if handbags and make-up aren’t your things, stick it out until the end to find out about how you can get your mitts on a free PC World giftcard. 1. Zatchels Flash Sale Forget designer bags, the ones from Zatchels are worth a look and I have blogged about them before. Thick leather, as hardwearing as they come and a range of dazzling colours and patterns. I always get comments when I venture out with my…
  • Four Tips for Glamping on a Budget

    Miss Thrifty
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:28 pm
     I am not overly keen on the term ‘glamping’ (‘glamorous camping’). It doesn’t matter how swish the canvas is: there is nothing glamorous about mud and communal toilet blocks. Sometimes the prices are so lofty, you could get a four-star hotel room with an en-suite bathroom for the same money. You could argue that from a personal finance perspective, glamping is a mug’s game. But what I love – what I really, really love – is glamping on a budget. It can be done! This year we spent an idyllic bank holiday weekend at Hidden Valley Yurts in…
  • Have you seen this new way to save money on train tickets?

    Miss Thrifty
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:25 am
    Have you heard of split-ticketing? This is when you purchase multiple tickets to cover various “stages” of a  journey, instead of a single ticket for a single journey. Train travel can be eyewateringly expensive so, if you know what you are doing, split-ticketing can save some serious cash. Here is one example of split-ticketing in practice. You need to travel from Macclesfield to Southampton, leaving at 0730. A return ticket for the 0730 train will set you back £215 (ouch). However if you travel on the same trains, but “split” your fare across five separate tickets,…
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    MomsWhoSave

  • Just in Time for Back to College -- Gillette's New Subscription Service #ShavingRebuilt

    Teresa Britton
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Gillette via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Gillette or MomTrends.  Do... >>> CLICK THE POST TITLE TO READ MORE!
  • Free Samples and Coupons from Procter & Gamble

    Teresa Britton
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sign up with P& G Everyday to receive exclusive coupons, plus useful tips and ideas. You also get FREE samples and the opportunity to try new products -- brands include Tide, Bounty, Dawn,... >>> CLICK THE POST TITLE TO READ MORE!
  • Ready Set Eat -- Coupons, Free Recipes, and More!

    Teresa Britton
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
      Sign up with ReadySetEat today. You'll get quick and easy dinner recipes plus coupons and savings based on your local grocery stores! Just click to get started.... >>> CLICK THE POST TITLE TO READ MORE!
  • Just $45 for a One-Year Sam's Club Membership, $20 Gift Card, and 4 Fresh Food Vouchers!

    Teresa Britton
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you've thought about joining Sam's Club, now is the time! There's an amazing nationwide Groupon offer available for just a few days. For only $45, you can get a one-year membership, a $20 Sam's... >>> CLICK THE POST TITLE TO READ MORE!
  • Get Your Latest SavingStar Clip-Free Coupons!

    Teresa Britton
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Did you see my earlier post about SavingStar? These mobile coupons are now available at more of your favorite stores like Target, Walgreen's, and Walmart. Learn more about SavingStar here. There are... >>> CLICK THE POST TITLE TO READ MORE!
 
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    Frugal & Fabulous

  • Link Up Your Giveaways!

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Have a giveaway going on at your blog? Link it up here!Feel free to come back every Tuesday & link up at Frugal & Fab! Looking for more places to promote your giveaway? Click here for a list of giveaway link up sites!  
  • Link Up Your Giveaways!

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Have a giveaway going on at your blog? Link it up here!Feel free to come back every Tuesday & link up at Frugal & Fab!Looking for more places to promote your giveaway? Click here for a list of giveaway link up sites! 
  • Link Up Your Giveaways!

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    Have a giveaway going on at your blog? Link it up here!Feel free to come back every Tuesday & link up at Frugal & Fab!Looking for more places to promote your giveaway? Click here for a list of giveaway link up sites!
  • Java Factory Review + Giveaway!

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    I love my coffee. It's a very rare day when I don't have at least one! I'm always looking for new flavors and brands to try out in my Keriug, so when I heard about Java Factory I couldn't wait to give them a try!  The box I received contained a mixture of flavors:My favorite was the Smooth Caffeinator - Medium Roast. When I make it I sing to the tune of "Smooth Operator"... my husband on the other hand sings "Smooth Criminal". Anywho! This coffee has a smooth even taste, and has almost a nutty tone to it. I like it because it's just a good, smooth cup of coffee.  It's my new go-to…
  • Link Up Your Giveaways!

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Have a giveaway going on at your blog? Link it up here!Feel free to come back every Tuesday & link up at Frugal & Fab!Looking for more places to promote your giveaway? Click here for a list of giveaway link up sites!
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    Stretching the One Income Dollar

  • Today's Quick Tip

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Yes, you really CAN make your own croutons. Was making a Cesar Salad for one, when I realized- no croutons. Searched online and found something simple:I cut up one slice of bread for this single serving, tossed in a bit of melted butter and a sprinkle of garlic powder, tossed, and baked at 375 degrees for about 10- 15 minutes.
  • Tuesday July 29th

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Tried my hand at blanching corn today.I only tried one cob as I had heard mixed opinions of blanching it and the taste/texture afterwards when re-cooking, so hopefully my guinea pig Gerry will let me know once I re-thaw and cook. Also, plugged in my small freezer again. Our fridge has a smaller freezer than the old one, so I was finding myself limiting myself to what I could bake and freeze extra of or pick up for specials.The kitchen renos are coming along good too. Gerry has worked so hard to do it all on his own- including unhooking and re-hooking up the dishwasher and the sink.There is…
  • Saturday July 26

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    I'm feeling a little guilty about not writing for a while. This week has been busy though with our daughter, boyfriend and pets in town. They have been staying in our RV as we don't have a guest room, but it's worked fine for them. Came for the week for a wedding this weekend. Brought their dog and rabbit, 11 hours from here. Staying out at the lodge for the weekend though, where the wedding is, and we're pet sitting. They are heading back home tomorrow.Gerry has been busy renovating the kitchen, so it's take out night tonight, as I have lost my stove and kitchen sink- but I don't mind…
  • Something "Cool" For Your Sitter- When It's "Hot" Outdoors!

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    With the long, hot days of summer in full swing and full of pool play dates, sticky Popsicle faces, summer camp carpools and grass stained knees; parents are constantly on the lookout for relief. A few hours to spend with catching up with friends, to grab dinner that does not consist of mac’n’cheese and hot dogs, to snag a cocktail with their hubby, or to just enjoy peace and quiet.This is where the bribery begins; babysitting candidates, teens and young college kids, need a trade off to give up their precious summer nights. Some are swayed by the simple idea of having a little extra…
  • Get a $25 Bonus When You Open An Account With Tangerine

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Open a Tangerine Account with my Orange Key 17457121S1 and get a $25 BONUS.When you open an account with a minimum balance of $100, you'll be started off with a $100 bonus.All you have to do is enter the orange key# and your set to save!
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    Cheapism Blog

  • July 29th Daily Deals: Home & Garden Deals

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    This week's picks for top home & garden deals are a 82-piece flatware set, an outdoor pool sale, and a down-alternative comforter. 1. 82-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set 63% Off This stainless steel flatware is perfect for everyday use as it never needs polishing and is dishwasher-safe. 82-Piece Flatware Set (Groupon $59.99, 63% off from $160.00 - $100.01 savings) 2. Outdoor Pool Sale Get up to 50% off outdoor pools, pool toys, and more at Walmart.com! Outdoor Pool Sale (Walmart - starting at $159.00) 3. Down-Alternative Comforter 70% Off Get ready for fall: these fluffy comforters…
  • Survey: Costco 25% Cheaper Than Conventional Retail Stores

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Nowadays there are an endless number of ways to shop at a discount -- coupons, e-commerce, clearance racks, bargain stores, and membership clubs, just to name a few. Costco is one of the most popular warehouse clubs nationwide, but how does it stack up against the conventional retail competition? With our $55 membership and a shopping list in hand, Cheapism determined to find out. After comparing our shopping cart at Costco to comparable products found at Kohl's, Best Buy, Kroger, Staples, and Bed, Bath & Beyond, we calculated nearly $400 in savings on 19 items owing to our Costco club…
  • 12 Bizarre Things People Do to Save Money

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    We've created and curated dozens of lists that share tips and tricks for saving money. But this post takes a different tack: Things you probably shouldn't do to save money. These behaviors hover right over the line of being just too weird or downright gross. Photo by sxc.hu/Ale_Paiva Eat dog food. We've seen several exhortations in the frugalsphere to "eat dog food." We're not really sure if anyone takes this gross tip seriously (apparently, dry dog food is tastier than wet, if you want to give it a shot). Plus, if you look at how much high-end dog food costs, making the switch might not save…
  • July 28th Daily Deals: Technology & Entertainment Deals

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    This week's picks for top technology & entertainment deals are The Lord of the Rings Blu-ray trilogy, a Roku Streaming Stick, and Beats by Dre headphones. 1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 68% Off Get all three blockbuster movies on Blu-ray with bonus footage and features. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Amazon $37.99, 68% off from $119.98 - $81.99 savings, 4.6 out of 5 stars at Amazon) 2. Roku Streaming Stick 30% Off The Roku Streaming Stick delivers the same HD-quality movies and TV shows as Roku's media boxes, yet it's only the size of a thumb drive. This offer includes two months free…
  • 7 Mansions (and an Island!) That Cost Less Than an NYC Apartment

    27 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Considering a move from the Big Apple? Choose from one of these eight fantasy-worthy destinations and you'll be living like a king (seriously, some are castles). These jaw-dropping homes and properties are also incredibly cheap. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but if you put things into perspective you'll see why they're a steal. For the week ending July 16, the average list price on Trulia for a home in New York was more than $2.9 million, and the average price per square foot was $1,373. What can the same amount buy in other parts of the country (or world)? Flip through and you'll be…
 
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    Simply Saving

  • Make Money With Your Blog {Panthera}

    Joanne
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Do you have a blog with good traffic? If so, you can earn extra money placing high converting ads on your site. One of the best ad networks I’ve worked with is Panthera. It’s free to sign up and after you’ve been accepted, you can browse the many high-quality merchants and decide which ones work best with your readers and blog niche. Payment can be paid either by check or paypal and is issued on the 15th of each month for the previous month’s activity. Panthera also guarantees the top payout for any offer on their network. Some of their current advertisers are Better Homes…
  • Walgreens Coupon Codes (exp 5/3/14)

    Joanne
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Here are the Walgreens coupon codes for this week. Check the expiration date before using any of the codes. 15% off fragrances exp. 5/3/14 15% off Fragrance Sale w/ code SCENT15 40% off photo orders exp. 5/3/2014 40% off ALL Photo Orders w/ code ALLSITE40 15% off photo orders exp. 5/1/2014 Affiliate Exclusive – 15% off ALL Photo Orders w/ code NOMINORDER Buy One Get One FREE on Nature Made Vitamins and Supplements exp. 5/3/2014 BOGO on Nature Made Vitamins and Supplements 2 for $10 on Walgreen’s sunscreen exp. 5/3/2014 2 for $10 on Walgreens Sunscreen
  • Enter Now To Win An HP Pavilion!

    Joanne
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Would you like a new HP Pavilion? How about a free one!! Enter now to win an HP Pavilion 11t-n000 x360 PC (ENERGY STAR). Enter now – this giveaway is only open for two days. This versatile laptop easily converts to a tablet, plus the 360 degree hinge allows you to use it as a stand or tent for viewing and playing. Giveaway ends Wednesday, 4/30/2014 at 9:00 PM EST. One winner will be chosen via a lottery drawing on 5/1/2014. Prize will be delivered within 90 days of the drawing. Click here to enter!
  • Make Money Selling Your Photos

    Joanne
    25 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    We frequently discuss ways to earn extra money on Simply Saving. We especially love sharing resources that give you a way to make money for doing things you’re already doing! I’m going to introduce you to a service called SmugMug and in my post there are referral links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase. If you are an amateur or professional photographer, or are considering selling your photos, SmugMug may be the perfect outlet for you. SmugMug makes building, and marketing a professional photography business simple and easy. You can set your own…
  • *Giveaway* $100 Visa Gift Card

    Joanne
    28 Jan 2014 | 5:38 am
    Having an 800 number for your business can take it to the next level by making it easier for your current potential customers to reach you with their orders and questions. 1800-number.com has been helping businesses for over ten years and now they want to help you! Enter their giveaway for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! You can use this gift card anyway you choose, at any merchant that accepts Visa This giveaway ends February 11. Open to residents 18+ in the USA and Canada a Rafflecopter giveaway Simply Saving is not responsible or prize fulfillment.
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    More With Less Today

  • Today’s HOT Deals

    Lori
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Here are some offers and freebies that I come across each day. Stay tuned for more of Today’s HOT Deals! Thanks to Savings.com for your help with today’s PROMO Codes! Outback Steakhouse Facebook page: Consider your Monday made! Get a free Bloomin’ Onion tomorrow with any purchase thanks to Kevin Harvick! #BloominMonday. - See more at: http://thefreebieblogger.com/123633/free-bloomin-onion-at-outback-on-616/#sthash.UGuJoEnS.dpuf   Outback Steakhouse Facebook page: Consider your Monday made! Get a free Bloomin’ Onion tomorrow with any purchase thanks to Kevin Harvick!
  • Negotiate a Better Rate for Your Cable, Internet & Phone Services!

    Lori
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
        Negotiate a Better Rate for Your Cable, Internet & Phone Service! You can save a ton!   This free site gives you insider information based upon your location. Take a look and see what others are paying in your neighborhood for their cable, internet and phone service. Don’t be one of the more than 90% of Americans are overpaying each month for their phone, cable, Internet, electricity, natural gas, and more. Get the knowledge you need to negotiate a better price with your provider, or switch to get a better deal. WhiteFence is a terrific FREE service where you can…
  • Birthday Freebies: Updated List for 2014

    Lori
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    BIRTHDAY FREEBIES! Be sure and sign up the whole family! I recommend using a separate free email address (you can get one from Google or Yahoo) for your online couponing. I don’t want your inbox to look like mine does…… My favorite deal finding magazine, All You Magazine, has compiled an updated list of birthday freebies for 2014. If you like great deals, coupons, fashion and beauty tips for those on a budget, then I think you will love All You Magazine too. Here is the updated list of Birthday Freebies for 2014 from All You Magazine. More with Less Today tip- get another…
  • Save Money on Diapers Today

    Lori
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Save money on diapers today! {an updated list for July 29th} If you need to stock up on diapers and items for the baby today, or if you know someone else who is buying diapers, share this list of current diaper deals, printable coupons and discounts and help them to save some money. Be a coupon fairy! If you do not need to buy diapers, clip or print some diaper coupons and leave them on the shelf in the diaper section of your grocery store and bless someone’s day!                                    ~DIAPER COUPONS & BEST PRICES~   Amazon Mom…
  • Find Today’s Free eBooks

    Lori
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
      Find Today’s Free eBooks Here – Updated daily! - Take a few seconds to download your favorite selections now {while they are free!} You can download free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad, smartphone or computer. Get the FREE Kindle APP right here: {Don’t you love FREE?} Amazon.com – Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices Here is list of today’s free ebooks to enjoy. Come back each day see if there are new free eBooks that interest you. Load up! Soon you will have a nice long list of free books to enjoy whenever you have some extra time!
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    Common Cents Mom

  • Peaches and Cream Empanadas

    Common Cents Mom
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    With it being summer, I love peaches and they are just now in season in so many areas, so a great dessert recipe to use with them is needed . So why not a great peaches and cream recipe. Peaches and Cream Empanadas Ingredients Filling 3 ripe peaches (the softer the better) ½ cup mascarpone […]
  • A Day At the Ontario Science Center

    Common Cents Mom
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    I am blessed with a teen who loves science, so much so she has the top science grade in her school. So when we got to go check out the Ontario Science Center she was more then excited. Here are some of our photos from the day.   A greeting from a skeleton. We loved […]
  • Summer Trip: Gravol™ to the Rescue and a Giveaway

    Common Cents Mom
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Summer is here, everyone seems to be on the road, in a plane or on a train. Everyone seems to need to get from point A to point B sometime in the summer.  Each of those trips means travel, often in close quarters. Recently my teen and I traveled with Via Rail to the east coast […]
  • A #HealthyMe Check In: Week 2 of Medifast

    Common Cents Mom
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    So I am on the second week of Medifast and well this is normally when I start cheating and looking for easy outs. I have tried every diet out there I think at least once. I have battled forever with my weight, but now it is not about weight, it is about health. So if […]
  • Simple Ways to Cut Costs on your Next Family Road Trip

    Common Cents Mom
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    There’s perhaps nothing that encapsulates summer quite like loading the kids in the car, packing a cooler, and driving off to the beach for a weekend! If you’re planning a longer holiday, however, it’s all too easy to underestimate the expense involved. Road tripping can be a great way to save money on travel, but […]
 
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    fru-frugal: A quirky blog

  • Memorable Vacations

    Diane S.
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Those moments where things do not go as planned while on vacation. Yes, those. Yet, they turn out to be ahhh-mazing and the most memorable of the trip. This happened for me at Yosemite National Park years back. Some call those a happy accident. Sometimes you just cannot plan these things. And that is what makes them so […]
  • Energy Upgrade California, NOW

    Diane S.
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It is no mystery; California is shoe melting hot during the hottest days of summer. Air conditioning and a well insulated home is not a desire but more a necessity. Yet, now more than ever, Californians need to watch our water and energy usage. With the heat ahead, it is a great time to take […]
  • Writing Like a Girl

    Diane S.
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    I write like a girl. I talk like a woman. I think like a grown-up. Am I bothered by that? F#*k no. Because I am all of these things. In fact, I am shoveling spoonfuls of ice cream into my mouth while I type this and don’t plan on barfing it up later. I am […]
  • BGCA’s Cyber Safe Site

    Diane S.
    28 Jun 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. June is Internet Safety month. “One in three parents believes their teens to be much more tech-savvy, leaving many feeling helpless when it comes to monitoring their teen’s online behavior.” As […]
  • Pirates in Buena Park

    Diane S.
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:28 pm
    I have never been to the Pirates show in Buena Park, have you? Looks like a lot of fun, especially as a summer activity. WORLD’S MOST UNIQUE & INTERACTIVE DINNER SHOW Two-hour live performance featuring an astonishing display of special-effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels. Four-course feast fit for a pirate king […]
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    Make it and Mend it - creative craft and upcycling

  • Win £100 to Spend Online with Maxwells DIY

    Hilary Bruffell
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Are you suffering with the World Cup Blues?  Looking for something to distract you?  Then look no further, a little DIY is just what you need, and we have the perfect opportunity for you. We have teamed up with Maxwells DIY to bring you a fantastic competition! One lucky person has the chance of winning £100 to spend online  at Maxwells DIY. This competition is closed the winners will be announced shortly! To enter our competition all you have to do is enter your details into the Rafflecopter box below. The competition ends on the 24th July and we will announce the winner shortly…
  • How to upcycle an old sofa into garden furniture

    Hilary Bruffell
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:36 am
    Just because something is no longer fit for purpose doesn’t mean that we have to throw it away – it might be that it’s fit for a new purpose.  Upcycling old furniture can mean that you can make your own really unusual garden furniture.   I had an old sofa that had been sitting in the garage for months and was tattered and torn, but with a little love and elbow grease I upcycled it into a gorgeous new piece of garden furniture. This old sofa now sits on my terrace with herbs growing underneath and through it. Step one x x Remove all the old upholstery – including all…
  • Making elderflower cordial

    Clare O'Brien
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:41 am
    Elderflower cordial is one of the first true tastes of summer and you can make it yourself just by foraging for the flowers and adding the cost of some sugar and citrus fruits. It’s a great pleasure to prepare and very easy…  just follw these simple steps. All credit for her recipe to Carrie-Jean Walker, Southern Belle and Europhile, now living and working in Sweden with her family and a great Make it and Mend it fan. Thank you! We’ve also got a recipe for elderflower champagne. Ingredients 20 elderflower heads 2 untreated lemons 1 kilo sugar 1 litre water 2 tsp. ascorbic…
  • How to reinvent your holiday wardrobe

    Hilary Bruffell
    10 Jun 2014 | 3:06 am
    The beach is waiting and you have nothing to wear? We don’t believe a word of it. Here’s how to revamp last year’s summer clothes and look absolutely fab darling.  What about that overstuffed wardrobe and those boxes of unwanted clothes in the spare room? You probably have the makings of a great new summer wardrobe without even leaving your home. 1) Sort out your wardrobe If you love Make it and Mend it you’ll love being a member Join us – it’s free. Get our newsletter & enter our great competitions. Join now Most of us have wardrobes that are…
  • Decorating your bedroom on a budget

    Hilary Bruffell
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    Fed up with your bedroom?  Is it looking a tired and jaded, or maybe you’re fed up with the dark wood furniture, but don’t think you can afford to buy new pieces or can afford to get the decorator in.  Why not have a go at redecorating it yourself.   A few quick and easy projects can breathe new life into a tired room and can save you a fortune as well.  Ring the changes with a change of colour A coat of fresh paint on the walls of your bedroom can not only make it feel like new, but can also change the whole feel and atmosphere of your room. The colour of a room has the ability to…
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    BabySavers

  • Free Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes: New Pampers Code for 10 Free Points

    Marybeth
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Do you collect Pampers Gifts to Grow points? If you sign up for FREE through this link you’ll start your account off with 100 free points! After you create your account, or if you’re already signed up, login and enter the free Pampers Gifts to Grow code listed below to add 10 points to your account: FB83PRN8TCEDY14 The Pampers rewards program is one of the best free programs for baby freebies; if you aren’t already a member, there’s no reason to not sign up! I’ve racked up thousands of points just from the free Pampers Gifts to Grow codes the company makes…
  • FREE Designer Breast Pads (10 Pairs!) Just pay Shipping!

    Marybeth
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    For a limited time, you can Order 10 pairs of new Breast Pads for FREE. This is a great deal for those of you who are breastfeeding or plan to very soon! These would also make a great gift for a new or expectant mom! Just use code MYSAVINGS and Click “Apply Code” to get your 10 pairs for FREE! You will just need to pay shipping which starts at about $7.95, but still a great deal for this $35 value! Be sure to share this great deal with any friends or family members who might be able to take advantage of this great deal! The post FREE Designer Breast Pads (10 Pairs!) Just pay…
  • YorkPhoto.com: Custom Photo Playing Cards Only $5!

    Marybeth
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You have a few more days to take advantage of this fun deal! York Photo has a great deal on a photo gift right now!  Get a set of Custom Playing Cards for just $5 when you use York Photo promo code PLAYTIME.  That’s a savings of $14.99 off the regular price! A fun gift idea for just about anyone! To take advantage of this photo gift deal, you must place your order on YorkPhoto.com by 08/31.  (For new customers only.) New customers should also take advantage of York Photo’s offer of 40 FREE 4×6 photo prints! YorkPhoto.com offers secure, unlimited, and free photo…
  • Robeez: Save up to 50% Off Select Styles + Additional 20% Off

    Marybeth
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Robeez ‘s Summer Sale just got better! Starting today, customers can save up to 50% off select styles! Here are some of my favorites: These Shark Soft Soles are on sale for $19.99 (reg. $25).  These Fun Dot Espadrille Soft Soles are on sale for $19.99 (reg. $25). Be sure to check out all of Robeez deals on baby and toddler shoes right now. The post Robeez: Save up to 50% Off Select Styles + Additional 20% Off appeared first on BabySavers. Related posts: Robeez: Save up to 50% Off Select Styles Robeez: Winter Sale – Save 35% Off Select Styles Robeez: Save up to 50% Off Select…
  • Disney Store: Sleepwear for $12

    Marybeth
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Yay! I always love when I find super cute sleepwear for my kids at the Disney Store !! And for a limited time, you can find sleepwear for $12 in some of your favorite styles! Here are some of my favorite deals: This Disney Princess Nightshirt is on sale for $12 (reg. $16.95). These Amazing Spiderman Pajamas Shorts Set is on sale for $12 (reg. $18.95). Just a reminder, you can only get these deals at the Disney Store !! So be sure to check them out now!! The post Disney Store: Sleepwear for $12 appeared first on BabySavers. Related posts: Disney Store: Sleep Sale starting at $12…
 
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    Its All Free Online - Free Samples

  • Earn Free Stuff from Liquid Ice

    Free Samples and Deals
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Update: This one is almost over, it ends at the end of July. Earn/Redeem your points! You can earn free stuff from Liquid Ice for completing different tasks. Earn free stuff like t-shirts, hats, drinks, bottle openers and more. Within a few minutes I had enough for a beanie, shirt, towel, or stickers. To get started click here, login/register, and complete tasks. It ranges from different things like retweeting and posting to Facebook.
  • Send a Free Coke to Our Troops

    Free Samples and Deals
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I found another great program going on to support the troops. So far we’ve been able to send free Slim Jims and free Moon Pies. Send a Free Coke to Our Troops. Click here and that is all you have to do. The goal is 100,000 Coca-Cola cans. You can help by tweeting or sharing on Facebook.
  • Free Money Clip Bottle Opener

    Free Samples and Deals
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I can’t wait for this one to arrive! This looks awesome! Get a free money clip bottle opener. Register or Login at Black and Mild. Then click “My Black & Mild”. You can then request your freebie! Your money clip bottle opener should ship within 6-12 weeks.
  • Free Subscription to Disney FamilyFun Magazine

    Free Samples and Deals
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Update: This is back! Get a free subscription to Disney FamilyFun magazine. Simply fill out this form to get your free year subscription. No credit card or anything else required!
  • Free Stuff from Duck Tape

    Free Samples and Deals
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Just like the program we shared yesterday with the Skinny Cow club, we have another one to share. Earn free stuff from Duck Tape. Just register here and start completing tasks for points. You can get stuff like Duck Tape products, shirts, and more. What prize do you want to win?
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    Mama of 3 Munchkins

  • Provide Your Family With Clean, Fresh Tasting Water With the (WCD-100W) Water Dispenser from NewAir

    Ty Watson
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Does your water taste horrible? Are you tired of buying expensive filters just to have to replace them monthly (or more often)?  Maybe your office needs a new water dispenser to gossip around! I was asked to review this wondrous NewAir WCD-100W Water Dispenser. Convenient and efficient, the NewAir Water Dispenser has three different options [...] Read More
  • Great America – Family Fun in Northern, CA

    Ty Watson
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summertime means vacation time for a lot of families, right? Finding the perfect place to spend your vacation isn’t always easy. There needs to be something for everyone to do, and minimal “I’m bored” moments from our children. We were given the opportunity to review California’s Great America in Santa Clara, CA. There are so [...] Read More
  • Enhance Your Indoor Comfort with this Haier Portable Air Conditioner #HaierAmbassador

    Ty Watson
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    #spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Haier. This could include Haier providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Being in the midst of summer means lots of heat. If you’re anything like me — summer probably isn’t your favorite season. Why? Because it’s always HOT!! Who enjoys [...] Read More
  • Should You Build Your Own Carport?

    Ty Watson
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    A carport is a relatively easy structure to build, and the money and time invested in the construction of one will quickly pay off. A combination of bird droppings, harmful paint-fading UV rays from the sun, and storm-induced damage can QUICKLY diminish the appearance of your car, and sometimes even cause damage (such as chipped [...] Read More
  • Maintaining a Clean Home Over Summer Break

    Ty Watson
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    With all kinds of things going on in the summer months — kids in and out of the house, swim and slumber parties back to back, out-of-town guests bringing in their baggage — summer can be chaotic. But it can also be fun at the same time, as long as you have a plan to [...] Read More
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    "Deal"icious Mom

  • Amazon Deal: Lego Hobbit Wii U Only $19.99

    dealiciousmom
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    LEGO The Hobbit – Wii U is only $19.99 at Amazon. I know my boys were asking for this so I thought I would share. That price is 50% off! The post Amazon Deal: Lego Hobbit Wii U Only $19.99 appeared first on "Deal"icious Mom.
  • Real Birth Stories – Claire

    dealiciousmom
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
      When I found out I was pregnant, I was so excited. I knew that I wanted to have the most natural birth possible, and started planning a water birth at home. The midwives in my home city were fortunately supportive of my choice, so I ordered the birthing pool for my water birth, and started counting the days impatiently until my due date, looking forward to meeting my special little girl so much. My due day came and went without any excitement, and the days started to drag on and on. A week overdue the midwives started talking about induction and the possibility of a c-section, but I…
  • Daily Printable Coupon Roundup

    dealiciousmom
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is a summary of the coupons published during the last 24 hours. Buy Benefiber, get Nestle Pure Life Purified Water $1.00 off any One (1) Silk Soymilk Half Gallon $0.25 off TWO (2) ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda $1.00 off four (4) Gerber 2nd Foods 2-Pack Tubs $1.00 off 3 Gerber Organic 1st, 2nd or 3rd Foods $1.50 off any one Speed Stick GEAR Deodorant $2.00 off one (1) Schick Disposable Razor Pack $5.00 off TWO (2) Schick Disposable Razor Packs $3.00 off Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razor Pack $3.00 off Schick Quattro Titanium Razor $3.00 off Schick Hydro 5 Disposable Pack $5.00 off TWO (2)…
  • Freebies for July 29th, 2014

    dealiciousmom
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here are the hottest daily freebies and free samples I found: FREE Natural Beauty Magazine & Samples FREE Samples from Betty Crocker Each Month FREE Subscription to Ebony FREE 32 oz Slush Monkey at Stripes Stores FREE Monsters vs Aliens Trolley at Lowe’s Build and Grow Kids Clinic on 8/9 Students aged 13 to 23 (at the time of submission) who are enrolled at a qualified academic institution can earn a FREE Tesoro reward card for getting good grades. The higher the grades, the higher the value of the reward card! Participants must reside in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota,…
  • Schoola: Help Support Schools in Need When You Buy & Donate Kid’s Clothes #clothes4school

    dealiciousmom
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    You all know that I am a teacher and I am passionate about giving back to education and helping kids get the education they deserve so when I found out about Schoola I had to get involved. Schoola is an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothes but their is an added bonus to use Schoola. 40% of the proceeds go to schools in need. I had to share this innovative new program because not only does it saves parents money but it also gives back at the same time! I am participating in the “20 Days of Schoola” campaign and  I have adopted a school in hopes…
 
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    Inexpensively Frugal Blog Network

  • Growing Up Frugal

    Heather Sokol
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Inexpensively is more than 10 years old. So, while I have teens and tweens now, I’ve been writing about frugal living since my kids were little. In fact, I had a few less kids when I started writing around here. It first began as an effort to lower our budget on groceries, diapers, and school supplies. These days, our grocery budget is even higher and the school supplies include things like AP courses and tablets, but at least the diaper years are behind us. Each life stage brings a new budget challenge to our family, and we’re now approaching the college years. We are in the…
  • Ad: 5 Minutes to a Lower Water Bill

    Heather Sokol
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    This post on smarter homes and related social media discussions are sponsored by Direct Energy. I’m always looking for ways to improve our home’s efficiency and lower our monthly bills. At first it was about living a greener life. I like the idea of leaving our children’s world a little better than we found it. Then it was about indulging the tween’s (mildly insane) ideas of saving the earth. At this point, I think we cover that pretty well. We recycle everything — yes, even the food, courtesy of her composting plan in kindergarten. I have dozens of reusable…
  • 5 Things I Only Buy on Amazon

    Heather Sokol
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    I’m a big Amazon shopper — it’s my go-to store for buying gifts, treating myself, and stocking the house. I’ve bought electronics, groceries, toys, and games. I’ve preordered long awaited books, favorite movies, and music for the hubby I’ve never heard of. Over the years, I’ve discovered there are some things I just can’t buy anywhere else. Amazon has the best prices—hands down—on so much of what we buy regularly. Here are 5 things I only buy on Amazon: Cords & CablesFrom HDMI cablesto laptop cords, I have yet to find a better…
  • 8 Tools to Lower Your Electric Bills

    Heather Sokol
    23 Jan 2014 | 11:42 am
    This polar vortex has temperatures plummeting and electric bills heating up. Between this awful winter weather, snow days, and last month’s holiday lights, our budget is taking a hit when it comes to utilities. Luckily, there is plenty you can do to lower electric bills. Here are a few tools to help your efforts: Belkin Power Saving Surge Protector with Remote With this power saving surge protector, you can stop vampire appliances from draining electricity. Electronics typically go into standby mode, rather than truly powering down, costing you money. Turn them all completely off with…
  • Christmas Clearance: Beyond Trees and Lights

    Heather Sokol
    26 Dec 2013 | 5:23 am
    There are only 364 days until Christmas—it’s time to stockup on wrapping paper, greeting cards and stocking stuffers. Of course, I’m only partly kidding. Holiday clearance deals begin now, and the prices will continue to drop all week. This is when I purchase my wrapping paper, gift tags and holiday trinkets to use in next year’s stockings. Most stores are at 50% off for all Christmas products. This includes not just decorations, wrapping supplies and other obviously Christmas items but great deals on products you can use all year long. Christmas is the best time to…
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    Thrift Core

  • Becke's Incredible Utilitarian Vintage Modern Home and Expertly Curated Indie Business

    Van
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I've shared Becke's antique mall selling tips on the blog before. She's smart and witty with an impecable eye for design and an admirable, streamlined style. This time I'm sharing peeks around her Apartment Therapy approved home.Occupants: Becke & Lee, Pierre (Our Frenchie) + Badooda, Porkadilla and Turnip (Our cat brood)Professions: Digital Marketing Manager & Vintage Home Decor Shop OwnerLocation: Near Toronto, CanadaSpace Type: 185 + Year old Clapboard HouseYears Occupied: 6Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? We are a young couple who migrated from city…
  • Top 5 Favorite Posts for Artists, Makers and Writers. Accomplish Goals. Follow the Muse. Stay Inspired.

    Van
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    I'm doing lots of exercises to work my creative proverbial creative muscles, they've atrophied. Just like every other part of your body you have to use it or lose it. I'm journaling, making lists, exploring, documenting and collecting. I'll share the step-by-step progress and results on the blog in the coming weeks and months. Until then I thought it would be good to look back at my top favorite posts from the past on exercising creativity and accomplishing goals.1) Do You Own Thing with Integrity, a Special Artist's Quote + Silence Your Inner Critic - I go back to this quote and advice in my…
  • What I'm Packing for my Puerto Rican Vacation: Visiting Family, Simple Living, Vagabond Fantasizing

    Van
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    I own a lot of Stuff. I'm closer to being a minimalist than I've ever been but items still exceed the 100 or even more likely the 200 mark (when you count all my robot toys and randomness). When I travel I always pack my camera bag and one carry-on no matter how long I'll be gone. It's liberating to carry all of your favorites and none of the extra, your load is lifted and you feel truly free to travel and live life to its fullest. I love random adventures away from home carrying the bare minimum, it indulges my fantasy of getting away from all trappings of society. No responsibilities, no…
  • How I Eat Healthy (And Cheap) On The Run: For The Busy Vegan. Veggies To-Go.

    Van
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Sticking to a healthy diet on-the-go is simple with a little prep and routine. I'm often running around from one place and thing to the next and I've learned how to keep up with my mostly raw vegan diet in world that's not at all catered to it.These are tricks I've learned for staying on track and eating right (and inexpensively) for vacations, or anytime you're out and about.A green drink bought at Atlantic Beach From Biomax. Photos in this post from my Instagram feed.1) Packing Smoothies: When I know I'll be sleeping over at my guy's pad or I'll be out exploring I'll blend 2-3 smoothies and…
  • Art School Pros/Cons and Tips for Better Photos with Nature Photographer Jill Mullins

    Van
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:47 pm
    The best thing I've gained from my part time kitchen shop at Shakti Life Kitchen are the connections with like-minded eco-freak crunchy folk. Before, there was no one else in my close circle of friends I can vent to for hours on end about veganism or conversationalism. You might be inclined to drop kick us (Damn You Hippies!) for our crunchy convos; we're eco-natzis. No shame. Now that I'm trying to figure out a school path I finally had to grill my co-worker and friend Jill on her experience going to school for a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography and get some of her pro tips on improving…
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    The Thrifty Mommy

  • Today’s Michaels Deals

    The Thrifty Mommy
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    I was pleased to find out that the clearance aisle at Michaels was on sale for an additional 50% off the lowest price. I stopped today and found some great deals. I ended up with approximately $55 of merchandise for only $12! That’s a savings of 78%!    My Deals: Springfield pop princess doll outfits, regular price $19.99, $5.99 Springfield argyle tee and skirt doll outfit, regular price $9.99, $1.99 Art Minds 2-color tie dye kit, regular price $5.99, $.89 4 magic paint poster kits (12 sheets each), regular price $1, $.24 each Scotch 2 pk super glue gel, regular price $4.99, $.49…
  • Today’s Deals at Shoe Department

    The Thrifty Mommy
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Both of my children’s feet have grown quite a bit this year. I knew it was time to purchase new flip flops but I really didn’t want to run out and buy a pair of cheap, thin flip flops that wouldn’t last long. We live on the coast and so during the summer, we wear flip flops a lot. I wanted the kids to have something with more support, but I also was looking for a good deal. I went to Shoe Department and saw that they had Sperry Top-Sider flip flops for $19.99. I liked the flip flops and knew they had good support and wouldn’t fall apart quickly. I decided to stop by…
  • Today’s Deals at Ross 6/24/14

    The Thrifty Mommy
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Hello everyone. I know. I know. I haven’t been posting much. Teaching first graders is tiring and takes a lot of time, but I love them. I’m not home for the summer yet. I just finished attending a math workshop and I have homework! I am also teaching summer school. I spent some money today, which you all know is something I don’t do very often. One of the reasons I am teaching summer school is so that I will have some extra money to buy school clothes, shoes, birthday presents, and some household things we’ve been needing and/or wanting. One of my stops today was Ross.
  • Rack Room Shoes: 10% Off for Military

    The Thrifty Mommy
    26 May 2014 | 7:29 am
    Rack Room Shoes is offering 10% to military personnel and their families through Tuesday, May 27th. A U.S. military i.d. is required for the 10% savings. DISCLAIMER: Certain styles excluded. This offer can be combined with earned qualifying Rewards dollars but not with other coupons. FacebookTwitterDiggItTechnoratiDel.icio.usreddit
  • Dayspring.com: Medallion Necklaces 50% Off

    The Thrifty Mommy
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Dayspring.com is having a sale just in time for Mother’s Day. Right now you can get their Medallion necklaces for $8.49! These necklaces feature messages of hope and Scripture on six different designs. Each necklace has a vintage flair with scripture on the back. I can’t decide which one I like the best. Dayspring also has many other gifts for mom. Also, all Mother’s Day cards are 30% off this month. No coupon is needed. This post contains affiliate links. FacebookTwitterDiggItTechnoratiDel.icio.usreddit
 
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    Passion for Savings

  • Top 10 Free Printable Coupons Online 07/29/14

    Passion For Savings
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Free Printable Coupons OnlineGo We have some awesome new Free Printable Coupons Online, so I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss any of the best ones that I am seeing! I also have a few deals that you can get with some of them! 1. 4 Pampers Diapers Coupons You can get a CRAZY Clearance Deal with the Pampers Coupons this week at Target Check out the deal here. 2. $3.50/1 Pull Ups Coupons Stack the Pull Ups Coupons with an Ibotta offer and get Pull Ups packs for only $3.97! Find the deal here. 3. $1/1 Tyson Frozen Chicken Strips Coupons These Tyson Coupons are really rare and you won’t…
  • Printable Pampers Diapers Coupons | $6.74 Boxed Diapers-Reg. $43!!!

    Passion For Savings
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Printable Pampers Diapers CouponsGo WHOA! Now this may be very regional, but I had to make sure you at least knew about it so you could check your Target! Make sure you print the Printable Pampers Diapers Coupons because some people have found CRAZY stock up prices on the HUGE diapers boxes! Also, check out all of the Pampers Coupons and Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes that are currently available for you today! We have these Printable Pampers Diapers Coupons you can use: $1.50 off Pampers Swaddlers Diapers $1.50 off Pampers Baby Dry Diapers $1.50 off Pampers Cruisers Diapers $2 off Pampers Easy…
  • Pull Ups Training Pants Coupons | $3.97 per Pack!

    Passion For Savings
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Pull Ups Training Pants Coupons Go I want to make sure you print out the high value $3.50 off  Pull Ups Training Pants Coupons because they will be gone 8/1! They combine with a GREAT Ibotta offer for $1.50 off! Get all of the newest and available Huggies Coupons to save money on your baby wipes and diaper purchase! Walmart has the packs of Pull Ups on Rollback this week for $8.97 and if you use the Pull Ups Training Pants Coupons and the Ibotta, you get a pack for only $3.97! Pull Ups Jumbo Pack-$8.97 $1.50/1 Pull Ups Ibotta $3.50/1 Pull Ups printable $2 off Pull Ups Coupon $3.97 after…
  • Printable Tyson Chicken Coupons | $1 off Frozen Chicken!

    Passion For Savings
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Printable Tyson Chicken CouponsGo We have some RARE Printable Tyson Chicken Coupons for $1 off Frozen Chicken today! Also, check out all of the current Tyson Coupons that are available for you today. I see a coupon for $1 off Tyson Frozen Boneless Skinless Breast Strips or Thigh Strips that you can print under Zip Code 77477 so grab this now because any Meat Coupons are very hard to find! Sign up to get all the best FREE Printable Coupons sent to your Email each week! We'll notify you when HOT new coupons are available. This is a Coupon only newsletter sent in addition to our daily email…
  • FREE Eggos, Cat Treats and More at Publix!

    Passion For Savings
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Publix Weekly Ad Go There are some great new deals in the new Publix Weekly Ad! I pulled some of my favorites out for you so you wouldn’t miss out! Check them out below! Some great freebies this week, including Eggos, Friskies Cat Treats and more, plus $0.24 Wisk Detergent! Make sure you check out the Publix Deals Page to see all of the Publix Deals going on this week! HOT Publix Deals, Weekly Matchups & More sent to your email! Sign up for our FREE Publix Email Updates & get Daily Deals, Weekly Matchups and more! Be the first to know about all things Publix! NameEmail Address Fruttare…
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    The Frugal Girls

  • 8 Tips to Save Money on Shoes and Clothing!

    frugalgirls@hotmail.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    If you love fashion, and are you looking for some easy ways to save BIG on Back to School Shoes and Clothes… You’ll love these 8 Easy Tips to Save Money on Shoes and Clothing! See Also:
  • e-Book Sale: Unrivaled {by Siri Mitchell} ~ 99 cents!

    frugalgirls@hotmail.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    “After a year traveling in Europe, Lucy returns to 1910 St. Louis to find her father unwell and her mother planning to sell the struggling candy company.  Determined to help, Lucy vows to create a candy that will reverse their fortunes…” Cozy up with a bargain Kindle e-book: ‘Unrivaled‘ by Siri Mitchell on sale for just 99 cents! {read it on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android} Get your Free Amazon Reader App! Thanks for supporting The Frugal Girls!
  • K-Cup Organizer Sale: $16.87!

    frugalgirls@hotmail.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Need some extra storage space in your kitchen to help get organized?? Find a handy place to store your K-Cups with this K-Cup Organizer on Sale for $16.87! Prices change often, so grab it before the price goes back up! Thanks for supporting The Frugal Girls! See Also: 35 K-Cup Carousel for $24.99!
  • e-Book Sale: When Hope Blossoms {by Kim Vogel Sawyer} ~ $1.99!

    frugalgirls@hotmail.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    “Tim Roper, is not pleased to have a Mennonite family living next to his apple orchard. When the children try to befriend him, he resists.  Tim left the Mennonite faith years ago and doesn’t want any reminders of his former life. Yet Amy and Tim find their paths colliding far more than either could have foreseen…” Relax with this fun bargain Kindle e-book: ‘When Hope Blossoms‘ by Kim Vogel Sawyer on sale for just $1.99! {read it on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android} Get your Free Amazon Reader App! Thanks for supporting The Frugal Girls!
  • Fall Boots Sale: up to 50% off!

    frugalgirls@hotmail.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Need some cute new boots?? Score a deal with these Fall Boots on Sale ~ up to 65% off!! Go to Zulily to sign in or sign up to view this and other deals for today! Find them on the ‘Best Sellers’ tab under ‘Jacobies Footwear’ Thanks for supporting The Frugal Girls!
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    Cheapdanny's Coupon Codes and Promo Codes!

  • Bookit Promo Code – Las Vegas, Cancun, Mexico 2014

    allisonb
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Looking for bookit promo and coupon codes? Get exclusive bookit promo codes to save up to 65% off all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, Jamaica and Caribbean Islands in Mexico. All-Inclusive End-of-Month Sale Save up to 65% off and get free extras at top destinations. Extra $100 OFF your Los Cabos Booking of 7 Nights or More […]
  • Crocs $15 – $20 Off Coupons 2014

    Ed
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Save $15 – $20 off your orders at Crocs.com! Crocs provide quality footwear that is innovative and unique when it comes to rubber clogs. They emphasize on comfort and offer an assortment of fun, functional shoes for the entire family. Crocs created an entire shoe line that includes casual comfort, fashionable, athletic and even therapeutic. […]
  • Old Town Trolley Coupon Code – DC, Boston, Savannah

    allisonb
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Old Town Trolley Coupons for Boston, Washington DC Tours from Trusted Tours 2014. Check out the latest Washington DC trolley tours coupons for Monuments by Moonlight, Boston trolley tours coupons, Old Savannah Tours, New Orleans trolley tours coupons, San Diego Trolley tours and more. Trusted Tours offers discounted tickets for the best sightseeing tours via […]
  • AT&T Coupons – $100 Off Tablets!

    allisonb
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Get $100 off tablets with ATT promotional code, AT&T wireless coupon code and offers. Get free upgrade and free activation on select ATT select phones, devices and accessories when you sign up online or get refurbished phones. AT&T offers the fairest and most flexible rate plans and never forces you to switch plans to get […]
  • Drugstore – 20% Off Coupons

    allisonb
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Check out 20% off Drugstore coupon code or $5 Off Drugstore Coupon for everything including beauty and skin care, vitamins and supplements, baby products, green and natural household products, everyday essentials and more. Both new customers and existing customers can take advantage of everyday free shipping coupon. Drugstore Instant Coupons! Cut paper coupons out of […]
 
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    Coupon Scribbles

  • Food Coupons to Print

    Admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Check out the list of food and beverage coupons available.  Go here to print them.  Here’s the list… Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Fresh Gourmet Tuna Bites and Salmon Bites Buy 1 Get 1 FREE POWER BAR Harvest Bar, any variety $1.50 OFF 1 NESTLE BUTTERFINGER 9.2oz Fun Size Bag $1.00 OFF 1 lb. or more of Sara Lee meat at the service deli or 1 package of any pre-sliced meat $1.00 OFF 2 Sweet Home Farm Granolas $1.00 OFF 1 Smart Chicken Product. Redeem at The Fresh Grocer. $1.00 OFF 1 box of Power of Fruit Frozen All-Fruit Bars $1.00 OFF 1 OSCAR MAYER Selects Hot Dogs $1.00 OFF 1 Emerald…
  • Not Too Late to Get Started with Swagbucks

    Admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day, which means better odds of winning BIG Swag Bucks denominations – up to 10,000 in one search! It’s a great day to promote Swag bucks! It’s completely Free and Swag bucks can be traded in for rewards such as gift cards, electronics, apparel, household goods and much more! WIN FREE PRIZES just by searching the web. SWAG BUCKS are digital dollars that you earn just for doing the things you’re already doing. Register now to get started. It’s totally Free. What are you waiting for???? Get your freebies today!!!!!
  • $35 for $100 Worth of Photo Books, Cards and Calendars at Picaboo

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Great deal from Picaboo and Groupon.  Get $100 worth of items for only $35.  The deal is listed in Chicago but you can get it Nationwide.  Go here to check it out. Sign up for Groupon here if you haven’t already.
  • Sign Up for Living Social

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Have you seen all of the commercials about Living Social?  1-Day Deals. Submit your email for one 50% or more off coupon from the best restaurants, spas, and more each day.  They actually have some great deals and they seem to be different that the some of the other daily deal sites.  Check them out here.
  • Load Up Your Kroger Plus Card for Shopping This Weekend

    Admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Have you signed up yet at Cellfire so you can load up your Kroger Plus Card? Load your Kroger Plus card by going here for Cellfire and selecting the coupons you want. If you haven’t already signed up, here is your chance! A new list is available. Stock up on these goodies. The offers below are available at Kroger and Kroger subsidiaries, Safeway subsidiaries, Lowe’s Foods, and Foodtown until 5/2. They expire on 5/16. Cortaid Save $2 Save $2.00 on any Cortaid Anti-itch product. Aveeno® Lotion Save $1 Save $1.00 on any one (1) AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING LOTION (12oz. And 18oz.
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    Hunt4Freebies

  • FREE Batman Eternal #1Comic E-Book

    Mike
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Amazon is offering a FREE Batman Eternal #1Comic E-Book when you use code BATMAN75 – You can read this on your kindle, Mac, PC or any other electronic device. Ends August 3, 2014 FREE Batman Eternal #1Comic E-Book is a post from: Hunt4Freebies Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
  • FREE John Frieda Weekly Prizes Giveaway

    Michele
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Every Tuesday you can enter for a chance to win the FREE John Frieda Weekly Prizes Giveaway! Ends August 5, 2014. Good Luck! PRIZES INCLUDE: Each of four (4) Week 4 Prize Winners will receive one (1) Sonos Wireless Speaker and (1) Colour Refreshing Gloss of choice. ARV of the Week 4 Prize is $199 + $13.99 = $212.99. Each of four (4) Week 5 Prize Winners will receive (1) Joie Tote Bag and (4) Colour Refreshing Gloss of choice. ARV of the Week 5 Prize is $368 + $13.99 = $381.99. 6.Week 6 Prize – Each of four (4) Week 6 Prize Winners will receive (1) Valentino Rockstud Small Leather Bracelet…
  • FREE A&W Root Beer Float on 8/6

    Mike
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    A&W is offering FREE Small Root Beer Float on August 6th anytime between 2 p.m. and closing! Stop in to your local A&W anytime between 2 p.m. and store closing (times will vary) for a FREE small A&W Root Beer Float [A&W Locations] FREE A&W Root Beer Float on 8/6 is a post from: Hunt4Freebies Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
  • FREE Martha Stewart Living Magazine Subscription

    Michele
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    To get the FREE Martha Stewart Living Magazine Subscription you will need to select the magazine along with another magazine of your choice for the form to submit or you can use this link here to request the free magazine. Note, you don’t need a rewards password. Related Posts: • FREE Magazine Subscriptions or Gift Voucher from Reward Survey • FREE Magazine Subscriptions Of Your Choice FREE Martha Stewart Living Magazine Subscription is a post from: Hunt4Freebies Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
  • Crayola Prize Pack Giveaway Sweepstakes

    Michele
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Enter daily for a chance to win the Crayola Prize Pack Giveaway Sweepstakes! Ends September 14, 2014. Good Luck! PRIZES INCLUDE: Each Daily Prize package consists of: (2) Crayola Crayons, 24 ct. (Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) $2.49 each) (2) Crayola 24 ct. Ultra-Clean Washable Crayons (ERV $2.99 each) (1) Crayola Crayons, 64 ct. (ERV $5.99) (1) Crayola Fun Effects! Twistables Crayons 24 ct. (ERV $6.49) (1) Crayola Ultra-Clean Markers, Broad Line, Classic Colors, 10 ct. (ERV $4.99) (1) Crayola Ultra-Clean Markers, Fine Line, Classic Colors, 10 ct. (ERV $4.99) (1) Crayola Ultra-Clean…
 
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    The Really Good Life

  • Making a little more progress at the allotment

    louisa
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Taking Jono’s advice on reclaiming overgrown allotments (do it little and often), I grabbed a sneaky hour and a half at the allotment this evening. I’d been working at my computer all day and my John was off to his singing lesson, so I thought I’d take Lily to the allotment for a while rather than for her usual walk through the woods – and I think it worked well. I managed to get my first bed cleared of most of its weeds, concentrating on annoying deep rooting things like dandelions and creeping buttercup (of which there is more at the allotment than I first though,…
  • Allotment, end of round 1 (ding ding)

    louisa
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    While the rest of the county was watching the cycling in the sunshine, I had a few hours at the allotment this afternoon. (I’m not going to document every second I’m down there but this visit had lots of “making big progress” picture opportunities and I thought I’d document it for my own record :) ) Though John and Lily-dog did visit me halfway through my session, I was flying solo today – and that meant the tools I could take were limited too — I didn’t fancy walking down the road with a massive scythe ;) I also thought I’d struggle with…
  • Yay, allotment!

    louisa
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    I’ve wanted an allotment for about ten years. For the first five years, I was constantly, mentally, a year or two away from moving from our house in Leeds so I didn’t think it was worth getting on a waiting list, then doing all the heavy work of getting a new plot, only to move away. When we finally moved to our new house in 2009, one of my first to-do items was to get on the mammoth waiting lists over here – and only five short years later, here we are, I’m an allotmenteer! There are two allotment sites near our house and my plot is at the closer one –…
  • Taking stock – June 2014

    louisa
    3 Jun 2014 | 10:04 am
    Like last time I did one of these, I’m totally copying from SwirlyArts ;) What I’m… Making: a crochet blanket very much like this one; a stitched memory map of the dog walks we take around our local woods; and amongst other things at pottery, a pair of ceramic wall planters (because my plastic one fell about 12ft and broke) and a series of carved terracotta pots. Growing: not much veg wise this year – just courgettes, runner beans, green beans and cucumbers so far (I did have some lettuces but between slugs and a cat-related mishap, I doubt we’ll see many of…
  • Do it better

    louisa
    5 Feb 2014 | 11:01 am
    I’ve been trying to do things better recently. It’s not particularly a New Year’s resolution or anything like that because it started towards the end of last year but I am going to try to stick to it all year. In 2013, I learnt a lot of new skills and as I started to see myself level up*, I wanted that to continue – and spread out to other areas. (Perhaps even blogging ;) ) I guess it started with the sewing course that I took last term – I’ve sewn, on and off, since childhood but I’ve always been a bodger. The epitome of that was the costumes I made…
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    Shopper Strategy

  • Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

    Denise
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    This week I bought a total of $63.79 worth of groceries for $17.97, or 72% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that My 7/23 Publix Trip – $63.79 for $17.97 or 72% Off An InLinkz Link-up
  • My 7/23 Publix Trip – $63.79 for $17.97 or 72% Off

    Denise
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Although it wasn’t a big trip this week, I did get some great deals. The I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread will actually be free after coupons coming up in next Sunday’s newspaper, but I only get to Publix once a week on Wednesdays so I went up ahead and picked some up today for a great price.  Today I bought $63.79 worth of groceries for $17.97, or 72% off after coupons and $5/$30 Winn Dixie q. Here are the deals: Oscar Mayer Shaved Ham or Turkey, Zip Pack, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz, BOGO $5.29 or $2.65 per pound Mueller’s Pasta or Hidden Veggie, or Ronco,…
  • Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

    Denise
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    This week I bought a total of $71.89 worth of groceries and toiletries for $21.15, or 71% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that My 7/16 Publix Trip – $71.89 for $21.15 or 71% Off An InLinkz…
  • My 7/16 Publix Trip – $71.89 for $21.15 or 71% Off

    Denise
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    It looks like this was a ham and cheese sort of a trip! Although it wasn’t the best deal ever on the Diet Cokes, I wanted to hit $50 so I could do the gas card deal so I went ahead and grabbed some for the stockpile so I could get $10 off. Today I bought $71.89 worth of groceries for $21.15, or 71% off after coupons and $5/$30 Winn Dixie q. Here are the deals: President Feta Cheese, 6 oz, BOGO $5.59 -$1/1 President Feta Cheese (I used two of these) Final Price: $1.80 each Sargento Sliced Cheese 6.66-8 oz, $3.49 -$1/2 Sargento Natural Sliced Cheese 6.6 – 8 oz Publix Coupon Summer…
  • The Mystery of Genetic History Infographic

    Denise
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
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    Keeping the Kingdom First

  • New Printable Coupons: Gerber, Listerine, Schick, and More!

    Amy Norton
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Grab some scissors, fire up your printers and get ready to save! Enjoy these savings:   $1/2 Angel Soft® Facial Tissue items $0.25/2 ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda $1/1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Toothbrush $0.75/1 Arm & Hammer Toothpaste Buy Benefiber, get Nestle Pure Life Purified Water $1/4 Gerber 2nd Foods 2-Pack Tubs $1/3 Gerber Organic 1st, 2nd or 3rd Foods $1/1 Hefty® Trash Bags $1/1 LISTERINE Antiseptic Mouthwash $2/1 LISTERINE WHITENING Rinse $2/1 L’Oréal® Paris Excellence Hair Color (excludes Excellence to-Go) $1/1 L’Oréal® Paris Skincare product (excludes…
  • CVS $5 Challenge: Week of July 27 – August 2

    Amy Norton
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Welcome to the CVS $5 Challenge! Every Saturday night I will post my best scenario on how you can get great products at CVS for under five bucks. Want to participate? All you need is an ExtraCare Card, a CVS ad, a printer, and coupons to get started. Be sure to register your CVS loyalty card with Upromise for extra college savings. You can also use the new Ibotta app to save even more! Here’s how this works: Your budget: Start with $5 out-of-pocket cash. Your mission: To grow that $5 into even more ECBs to use in upcoming weeks. If this is your first time here, start by reading…
  • Walgreens $5 Challenge: Week of July 27 – August 2

    Amy Norton
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Welcome to the Walgreens $5 Challenge! Every Saturday night I will post my best scenario on how you can get great products at Walgreens for under five bucks. We are back from Fall Creek church camp. It was a fabulous week, but we are so glad to be home and together! Want to participate? All you need is a Balance Rewards Card, a Walgreens ad, a printer, and coupons to get started. Use the new Ibotta app to save even more! Here’s how this works: Your budget: Start with $5 out-of-pocket cash. Your mission: To grow that $5 into even more Register Rewards (RR) to use in upcoming weeks. If…
  • Walgreens $5 Challenge: Week of July 20 – 26

    Amy Norton
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Welcome to the Walgreens $5 Challenge! Every Saturday night I will post my best scenario on how you can get great products at Walgreens for under five bucks. I’m late because we spent yesterday getting set up for Falls Creek church camp! Want to participate? All you need is a Balance Rewards Card, a Walgreens ad, a printer, and coupons to get started. Use the new Ibotta app to save even more! Here’s how this works: Your budget: Start with $5 out-of-pocket cash. Your mission: To grow that $5 into even more Register Rewards (RR) to use in upcoming weeks. If this is your first time here,…
  • CVS $5 Challenge: Week of July 20 – 26

    Amy Norton
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Welcome to the CVS $5 Challenge! Every Saturday night I will post my best scenario on how you can get great products at CVS for under five bucks. I’m late because we spent yesterday getting set up for Falls Creek church camp! Better late than never, I suppose. Want to participate? All you need is an ExtraCare Card, a CVS ad, a printer, and coupons to get started. Be sure to register your CVS loyalty card with Upromise for extra college savings. You can also use the new Ibotta app to save even more! Here’s how this works: Your budget: Start with $5 out-of-pocket cash. Your…
 
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    Saving with Shellie

  • RECIPE: Easy Blueberry Crumble

    Amy
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
        Blueberry Crumble is the perfect dessert for a backyard BBQ! With blueberries in season now and fairly inexpensive, it’s the perfect time to make this yummy summer dessert. Plus, using a box of cake mix makes them a breeze to put together. I just love the flavor combination of lemon and blueberry. They are are fantastic together, so fresh and crisp and perfect for a hot summer day.  Serve in jelly jars. You can prep and bake ahead of time. Remove the lids and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy! RECIPE: Blueberry Crumble   Print Author: Shellie Deringer -…
  • 28 FREE Fisher Price Apps for Kids

    Lindsey
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Here’s a great deal on 28 FREE Fisher-Price Apps! These include Little People, Storybook Rhymes, Dance Star Mickey and lots of Aptivity Apps. No in-app purchases. Here are a few more that look interesting: Laugh & Smile Fisher-Price: BIGFOOT the Monster Fisher-Price™ Moments of Joy (for adults use) Fisher?Price Photo Studio Imaginext™ DC Super Friends™ Batcave There are some great ones for kids of all ages, even a few for adults. Check out all of these great appsbecause you can’t beat FREE! Find more Freebies I’ve posted recently. Be sure you Follow me on…
  • The Hunger Games Kindle Book – $1.99

    Lindsey
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Hunger Games is one of my favorite books! I love all three of the series. If you haven’t read these, this would be the perfect time to download this book for only $1.99 on your Kindle. You won’t be able to put it down! This deal is only good for today, so don’t miss out on this great price! If you’ve been wanting an eReader, you can get a Kindle for as low as $69! Check out the hundreds of free titles available from Amazon. Remember, you don’t need an Amazon Kindle to take advantage. You can download Kindle books to iPhones, select Blackberrys, Droids, iPads, Macs…
  • Children’s Place: 40% off Everything + FREE Shipping

    Lindsey
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Here is an AWESOME deal from The Children’s Place! Today you can get 40% off everything online plus FREE shipping.  Just use coupon code FORTY3 at checkout to get this great discount.  No coupon code is needed to get the FREE shipping. It is rare to see such a high discount coupon code paired with FREE shipping so be sure to take advantage of this deal.  And remember it includes your ENTIRE purchase, even clearance items.  I spotted tees and tanks as low as $3.99. This would be a great time to do some back to school shopping. Don’t miss out today! Find more fabulous Kid…
  • Half Price Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory

    Adrienne
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It’s that oh-so-special time of year again for all decedent dessert lovers everywhere. Cheesecake Factory is offering customers a slice of cheesecake for half off on July 30th and 31st. This deal is good For dine-in only. And you will only be allowed to have one slice per guest. My favorite flavors are the red velvet cheesecake and the Godiva chocolate cheesecake. What’s yours?  Let me tell you a little secret: I got so excited about this deal last year that I took myself down to my local Cheesecake Factory, sat at the bar, and ordered drink and a slice and enjoyed every minute…
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    Pocket Your Dollars®

  • Printable Coupons: Old Spice, Chex Mix, Simple Cleanser + More

    Laura Wales
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The latest high-value and rare printable coupons include Old Spice deodorant, Chex Mix, Simple facial cleanser, and more. We’ve also included several deal ideas at various stores to help you figure out where and when to use these coupons. Be sure to check out our previous printable coupon roundups for more that may still be available. Your turn: What other deals did you find to go along with any of these printable coupons? Old Spice Printable Coupon $1/1 Old Spice Antiperspirant/Deodorant printable ***Target deal idea*** Buy 3 Old Spice Sweat Defense Swagger Scent for $2.89 each Use…
  • TOMS Coupon Code: Campus Classics Starting at $33 Shipped (Exp. 8/5)

    Carrie Rocha
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Show your school spirit as you head back to school with TOMS Campus Classics. Campus Classics come in the official school colors of a ton of major colleges and universities. You can save an extra $15 on any Campus Classics purchase when you use the TOMS coupon code SPIRIT15 at checkout. Shipping is free on any purchase of $25+. This sale ends 8/4. While these are great for showing team spirit during the upcoming football season, anyone can wear these TOMS Campus Classics or adapt them to schools who aren’t mentioned, as they are only color-specific without school logos or branding.
  • Amazon: Rare Disney Frozen Anna and Elsa Dolls $29.99

    Carrie Rocha
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Have you been fruitlessly searching for the Disney Frozen Anna and Elsa dolls for your little Frozen fan? I found them on Amazon for only $29.99 for a 2-pack featuring both sisters. Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a $35 purchase. These fashion dolls are from toy brand Mattel. They both come with shimmering dresses and a beautiful crown. These dolls would make a great birthday gift. I would also recommend purchasing these now for Christmas while they are available. They are already difficult to find (with dolls going for $70+ on auction sites), and I imagine that they will become…
  • Twin Cities Deals: Free Nickelodeon Universe Wristbands w/Purchase, Discounted Driver’s Training + More

    Carrie Rocha
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    The latest Twin Cities deals include two free Nickelodeon Universe wristbands to MOA, discounted driver’s training, three art fairs and bus pass, and more. Feel free to contact us if you know of any additional coupons, deals and events available to readers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Two Free Nickelodeon Universe Wristbands With MOA Purchase Spend $250 at Mall of America between 7/18 and 9/1 and get two free unlimited ride wristbands to Nickelodeon Universe. Bring receipts to the North Guest Service Desk (Level 1) to receive your free Nickelodeon Universe wristbands. Wristbands…
  • Better World Books: 30% Off 3 Used Books + Free Shipping + Double Donations

    Carrie Rocha
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    I love a good book sale, and Better World Books has got a great one. During their Double Donation Flash Sale, they are offering an extra 30% off when you add 3 or more books from their bargain bin to your cart. Your books will ship for free. Please note that these books must be sold by Better World Books. New books or books sold by a third party are not included in this flash sale. They have everything from textbooks to bestsellers, children’s literature and the classics. Prices start at $2.43 after the discount. This is a great way to bulk up your home or classroom library. I was able…
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    A Few Short Cuts

  • HOT! 80% off Casa.com End of Season Clearance

    Amanda @ A Few Short Cuts
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
      HOLY PICKLES! Casa.com is having one sale you won’t want to miss! Right now you can get 80% off their clearance items with coupon code CASACLRX80 Plus you will get free shipping on orders over $50! NOW, some items are really HIGH END. We are talking $600 light fixtures down to a little over $100. There are also basic every day items like kitchen utensils, duvet covers and more at amazing prices. This is worth a peek! I added a couple rugs to my cart for example. Over $415 worth to be exact. Only $88 Shipped after tax! Go now and see what kind of amazing deals that you can find!
  • Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player $29.99 & FREE 90 Days Google Music

    Amanda @ A Few Short Cuts
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Go now to get this Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player on sale for only $29.99 (Was $35)!. This ships free with Super Saver ($35+) or Amazon Prime Shipping. Stream online video, music to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop; Available for Windows computers running Windows 7 or higher. Supports Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Google Play Movies and Music mobile apps as well as select content through Chrome browser Works with Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows Easy setup: Plug into any HDTV and connect to your home WiFi network Box…
  • 60% off Photo Canvas & Free Shipping

    Amanda @ A Few Short Cuts
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Turn those summer memories into art! Get 60% off Photo Canvas and get Free Shipping! This is an amazing price for these! Not only do they make amazing art, but they are awesome for gifts too! Don’t miss fantastic offer!   Do you have more shopping to do online? Go now to search for some Online Shopping Coupon Codes! Or Check out these other online shopping deals.
  • New Printable Coupons: Gerber, Silk, Arm & Hammer & More

    Amanda @ A Few Short Cuts
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    There are some great new printable coupons today! I can’t remember if I have seen one on Baking soda, ever! That is kinda awesome.  Print these great printable coupons while they last! **FYI** For those of you new to couponing, these coupons can not be photocopied. They each have serial numbers. It is illegal to copy coupons and it is considered fraud. So stick to your 2 coupons per computer $1.00 off four (4) Gerber 2nd Foods 2-Pack Tubs $1.00 off 3 Gerber Organic 1st, 2nd or 3rd Foods $1.00 off any One (1) Silk Soymilk Half Gallon $0.25 off TWO (2) ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda…
  • The Childrens Place: FREE SHIPPING on any Order & 40% off Everything

    Amanda @ A Few Short Cuts
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
     The Children’s place is offering FREE SHIPPING on any order and take 40% off everything when you enter promo code FORTY3. They just got their uniforms & Back to school clothes in too! This is a great chance to cross those items off of your list! Then take the extra 40% off & get free shipping and you have some steals!
 
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    Coupon Karma

  • Family Dollar Couponing Deals for the Week of July 29 – August 5

    Chrystie
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Click here to see the complete list Condiments, Spice & Baking . French’s Mustard, 14 oz – $1.50 $0.30/1 French’s Yellow Classic Mustard $0.30/1 French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, 14 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS – (exp. 07/31/14) $0.30/1 French’s Mustard – 6-15-14 SS – (exp. 09/30/14) $1.00/2 French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, 14 oz or […]
  • Save 25% off + FREE Shipping at Shoebuy with Coupon Code!

    Chrystie
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you need some back to school shoes, I highly suggest you head over to Shoebuy right now and use this coupon code to save 25%! They have only released 3,000 coupon codes, once they have all been used…it won’t work anymore! Click here to get your unique coupon code Here are some deals for […]
  • Blue Bunny Fudge Bars, $.88 at Walmart!

    Chrystie
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Woohoo! Summer just got a whole lot tastier ;) Right now there is a $1 off Blue Bunny coupon hiding under zip code: 23235 . Print the coupon out and take it over to Walmart where the Blue Bunny Fudge Bars are priced at $1.88, or $.88 after coupon! Walmart deal: Buy (1) Blue Bunny […]
  • Kiwi Crate free trial box – My Starlight Lantern – $3.95 shipped

    Michelle
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Try Kiwi Crate, a monthly subscription service, and enjoy a free sample-size project from one of their most popular crates! Only $3.95 shipping. You will be automatically enrolled in a Kiwi Crate monthly subscription*, and may cancel at anytime. This month’s craft is the ‘My Starlight Lantern’ – This Kiwi Crate will include all the […]
  • Disney Junior Magazine, $13.99 for 1 Year Subscription

    CC
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today only, subscribe to Disney Junior Magazine for only $13.99 per year (51% off)! You can order up to 2 years at this price! Just enter coupon code KARMA Disney Junior features magical storytelling and playful activities from favorite Disney Junior characters. It encourages preschoolers imagination and learning through stories, play activities and fun games. […]
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    Ultimate Money Blog- Save Money and Live Green!

  • Getting the Itch to Upgrade

    Mrs Money
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Lately I’ve had the feeling that I would like to move to a bigger house with more acreage.  Our house is just the perfect size for us right now, but we wish we had a garage and more property.  Not to mention, if we end up expanding our family it would be nice to have an extra bedroom to put our office and guest room in.  We have a three bedroom house right now, and it works because we’ve got the master, Penny’s room, and then the third bedroom is the guest room and office. I feel conflicted because I am a huge fan of minimalism, I don’t like clutter, and I have…
  • 529 Plans versus Savings Accounts

    Mrs Money
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:33 am
    Shortly after Penny was born, we opened her up a savings account. Any money she receives from birthdays, holidays, grandparents, etc, we stash in her savings account. She’s got a nice little nest egg that hopefully we’ll be able to help her grow over the years. Now that we finally got our IRAs opened with Vanguard and we’ve been really happy, I’m considering opening up a 529 plan for Penny with them.  I have some hesitations, and I definitely need to do more research but it’s something that probably would be a really good idea. A 529 Plan would allow us to save…
  • Is Dental Insurance Worth the Cost?

    Mrs Money
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:48 am
    A few years ago I considered going without dental insurance. At the time, I was working at the bank and the premium was deducted from my paycheck so it wasn’t a big deal and I continued to buy the dental insurance. I took advantage of the two free cleanings a year to maximize my money’s worth and keep my teeth in good working order. I like my teeth and don’t want to have to get new ones. Two weeks ago I decided to go to visit a different dentist to get a second opinion on my broken crown. Our first dentist said when it broke (over a year and a half ago) that I didn’t…
  • 401k Rollovers and IRAs- Finally!

    Mrs Money
    15 May 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The last time I talked about my ROTH IRA, I mentioned how my laziness cost me $115.  Well, I no longer will be losing money due to silly fees at the old brokerage firm.  I finally moved my IRA over to Vanguard and couldn’t be happier! It’s a huge weight off my shoulders and I’m looking forward to contributing as much as I can every month.  It may not be a lot, but I figure every bit counts and the earlier I get the money in there, the more time it has to grow. I also transferred my old pension from working at the bank and Mr. Money’s ROTH IRA to Vanguard as well. …
  • Start a Cleaning Routine

    Mrs Money
    4 Feb 2014 | 7:30 am
    Keeping a clean house can certainly be a challenge, especially when you have little ones running around. A few weeks ago I decided I was tired of trying to clean my house from top to bottom every day and that something had to change. I decided that I would continue to tidy up every day, and save the deep cleaning for one room every day. That way, I was ensuring that the house was actually getting clean and I wasn’t getting overwhelmed. There are certain things that need to be done every day or more often than once a week: sweep the kitchen, wash laundry, vacuum the floors etc. I sweep…
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    Frugal Beautiful

  • Stock Up For Fall! It’s The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

    Shannyn Allan
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
      One: Frye Riding Boot /  Two: Marc Jacobs Watch / Three: Marc Jacobs Gold Watch /  Four: Kate Spade Tote  Five: LORAC Palette / Six: NARS Blush Palette / Seven: Voluspa Travel Tins /   Eight:  Pleione Tunic /  Nine:  Bellatrix Colorblock Top  /  Ten: North Face Venture Jacket Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Squee! Though summer is still in full swing, it is a darn good time to stock up for fall.  Deals, deals, deals. Nordstrom is having their biggest sale of the year and there are two things, no three things I suggest looking into for fall:  a good jacket, a classic pair of…
  • True Story: Shopping For Bridal Dresses Made Me Feel Pretty… Darn Awful

    Shannyn Allan
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    You know, I have lowered my expectations of bridal dress shopping several times. There seems to be a lot of emotion wrapped up in the dress shopping experience for women, some of it being personal other times, it’s just a lot of marketing hogwash meant to sell the “special experience of your special day.”  (Seriously, if I hear “special” to describe my wedding one day when someone is trying to sell me something I may snap.) Dress shopping can sometimes be the most emotionally loaded part of planning a wedding besides picking an officiant or paying for it.  Most…
  • Honest Question: Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

    Shannyn Allan
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
      I get this question a lot- “Can you really make money blogging?” and it’s not just from readers, it’s from aunts, neighbors, colleagues and high school friends… people ask me about my “full time blog” (as opposed to full time job, though I do have one of those too!) and if it’s actually profitable.  They’ve heard of bloggers who make bank, but assume that it’s the big bloggers with a million readers who get invites to New York Fashion Week or are at the level of like, Perez Hilton. Truth is, most of the bloggers I know make…
  • Happy Birthday To Me! – It’s An ALDI Giveaway!

    Shannyn Allan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    {Source: The ALDI blog} It’s a good day for a birthday.  Luckily for you, I’m not going to keep the celebration to myself! I’ve teamed up with my fave grocer, ALDI for a sweet giveaway. In our house, we tend to spend a LOT of groceries and we love to have company over.  My favorite recipe lately is veggie & steak skewers paired with a good sangria, potato salad and some chips and quacamole. Summer is a great time to grill since you don’t want the heat inside, plus, it’s lovely to enjoy the fresh air and get dinner ready. I also have been a huge fan this…
  • Sharing Moments Together

    Shannyn Allan
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    July has been a busy month- we’ve adopted a pug, I turn 28 and we’re planning a wedding for next June.  As I look forward to the future, I am finding it more and more special to document the milestones of our lives and the memories of our newly forming family. Since we live in the digital age, most of my pictures never make it off the computer or my social networks.  This year, I’ve been making it a point to print and frame even the most “everyday” moments to display them on our walls.  I also have been scanning in childhood photos to have a digital format,…
 
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    The Frugal Toad

  • Why “ Working Retirements ” Are a Growing Trend

    Paul
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    In the past, retirement meant the beginning of a life of leisure. Retirees were free to spend their time pursuing hobbies, spending time with family and friends and doing everything that they didn’t have time to do while they were working. These days, though, retirement doesn’t always mean slowing down and enjoying the results of decades of hard work. In fact, according to a new study by Age Wave, a think tank devoted to issues related to aging sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the majority of retirees want or plan to work even after they technically retire.  According to the…
  • Money and Marriage: Financial Questions To Settle First

    Paul
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Now that the question has been popped, you can get on with the matter of setting a date and securing a venue. But before you start trying on formal wear and choosing colors for the bride’s maid dresses, there are a few more questions to be popped, hashed out, discussed, and debated till there is 100% agreement. Those questions have nothing to do with the flavor of cake, and everything to do with finances. Among other things, marriage is a business arrangement. There are business decisions to be made that have everything to do with money. Until now, you and yours have been involved in an…
  • Easy Ways for Moms to Save Money on Summer Travel 

    Paul
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Tips to Save Money on Summer Travel With the summer season fast approaching, many people are starting to consider their travel plans. One major factor in those plans may be cost. With a little planning ahead, you can save a lot of money during your summer travel. Whether you’re going on a cruise, a road trip or flying to a themed destination, there are some easy ways to save through the whole process. Save on Food: There are a couple of ways to save on food when you travel. The first is to bring it with you. If you’re taking a road trip, this part is pretty easy. Simply pack a cooler or…
  • I’m Over 50 Do I Need Life Insurance?

    Paul
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:08 am
    Do I Need Life Insurance if I’m Over 50? Traditionally life insurance is something that we get when we have a young family and a high mortgage, in order to provide for our family should we die. But what if we are older and want to invest in some life insurance? Insurers will often provide policies specifically aimed at people over 50 which have both their benefits and their problems. What are the good and bad points of a policy for someone who is over 50? If you are over 50 and looking to get some life insurance you may be attracted by the positives that some insurers provide in their…
  • 7 Careers That Let You Work the Most Overtime

    Paul
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:49 am
    The idea of saving money often seems limited to cutting costs and practicing a frugal lifestyle, but finding ways to earn more money in your current job is also a crucial part to saving money. A sure-fire way to increase your financial cushion and make bills more bearable is to put in more work for more pay, or work overtime; however, not every career offers these lucrative overage opportunities to practitioners. Choosing a job that offers the option to make more money after-hours sharpens your skills and puts you ahead of the saving game. Here are a few careers that offer the most overtime.
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    Small Footprint Family

  • How To Stop Blossom End Rot

    Dawn Gifford
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Your tomato plants are tall and green; you’ve taken the time to carefully stake or cage them to support their growth. Right now they are loaded with tons of green tomatoes, and some of them are just starting to blush red. And then three days later, it all goes horribly wrong.  There is nothing more disheartening than to see that all of your ripening tomato beauties (or peppers or squash) are now rotting from the bottom—right on the vine! What is Blossom-End Rot? Blossom-end rot looks like a discolored, watery, sunken spot at the blossom end of the fruit, most commonly…
  • 28 Vegetables That Grow in Partial Shade

    Dawn Gifford
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    Most food gardening requires a full day of sun to help your fruits and vegetables to grow and ripen properly. But what if your yard has shady spots? Can you still grow some of your own food? The answer is YES! There are plenty of vegetables and herbs that can be grown in full shade, dappled shade, or as little as three to six hours of sun a day. Here is a list of 28 vegetables that grow in partial shade. Partial Sun and Partial Shade Vegetables On the seed packages in the garden stores and catalogs, you will often see the words “partial sun” or “partial…
  • GIVEAWAY: $300 Amazon Gift Card!

    Dawn Gifford
    13 May 2014 | 8:00 am
    Great things happen when bloggers unite… like this giveaway, for instance. Are you ready to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card?  We can hear your inner voice: “Well, duh! How do I enter?” Step 1: Click on the link below Amazon.com If you were to win the gift card, what would you purchase? Let us know with a link to the item in the comment section! It’s VERY possible that what you choose will be on our list for future giveaways. Step 2: Join the Small Footprint Family Blog Update! Simply enter your preferred email address in the box at the top of the sidebar. We send one…
  • GIVEAWAY: RainBird Drip Irrigation Kit {$30 Value!}

    Dawn Gifford
    29 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    Fresh water is becoming scarce all over the world, even in seemingly wet places like Florida or Michigan. So it is very important that we use water conservation methods whenever we can.  Landscape irrigation is one of the biggest uses of household water during the summer, so anything you can do to save water outside your home will also save you at least $75 a year. Waste Not, Want Not Sprinkler systems are typically very inefficient. They spray water all over the place, not just on your plants, and often they spray or run off onto the sidewalk, driveway, etc. where the water is simply…
  • Small Footprint Fridays #69 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

    Dawn Gifford
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives. By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren. There are so many things we can learn from each other, like how to: save energy, water, trees, gas, and other resources; grow, preserve and store food; avoid toxins and heal ourselves naturally; make our own…
 
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    Two Frugal Fairfielders

  • Eating Healthy on a Budget–See One Couponer’s Menu for Pennies a Day

    TFF
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    My coupon buddy, Wendy, wanted to put together a true menu to show readers how eating healthy on a budget can be literally accomplished for pennies a day. She’s retired…so, yes, she is on a small budget. Note that yes, some of these sales and deals may take a little extra work to coordinate but you can find some form of these sales just about every week if you check out Coupon Mom or Living Rich With Coupons, for example. But once you see the calculations, it’ll amaze you how much healthy food you can eat for what seems like pennies a day. Enjoy, Marilyn, TFF Drink V8 Juice for…
  • Free 8×10 Photo Collage TODAY/TOMORROW at CVS

    TFF
    13 Jun 2014 | 7:28 am
    A quickie post — free 8×10 photo collage TODAY (Friday 13th) AND TOMORROW (Saturday 14th) at CVS. Love these as great gifts — pull it together from your computer and pick up, frame it, wrap it and good to go as a gift! Free 8×10 photo collage at CVS, great for quick gift. The post Free 8×10 Photo Collage TODAY/TOMORROW at CVS appeared first on Two Frugal Fairfielders.
  • You Need a Budget — Testing Out the Program That Competes With Mint

    TFF
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I used to think of myself as a pretty good budgeter . . . but, I guess I’m not :–( You Need a Budget is a brilliant budgeting program if you like to see where every buck goes. I still run into snags (ie: OMG, I have to switch money into checking to cover the mortgage!!) and worry every time I open my online account what I’m gonna see or not see. No one is perfect. Not even a frugal lifestyle blogger! So, somewhere I ran into an article or mention about the program, You Need a Budget. I thought, yeah, right– S.T.U.P.I.D. Another gimmick. Just like the time I wanted to…
  • Last Minute Steals & Deals for Father’s Day Gifts

    TFF
    11 Jun 2014 | 7:03 am
    (From the WGCH Radio spot, Steals & Deals, June 11th, 2014 by Marilyn Zelinsky Syarto, Two Frugal Fairfielders) Last month, we gave you a last minute guide to making Mom happy… and now it’s Dad’s turn. Men can be SO much easier to buy for on Father’s Day. (They don’t always want to go out for that extra-lovely dinner and bauble like Mom, which saves a bunch of money.) But they DO want to be acknowledged for all the heavy lifting they do. Luckily, my husband likes his Father’s Day on the boat, which means he does all the work since he’s the…
  • Summertime Plus Kids Equals Frugal Fun

    TFF
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:55 am
    Summer and Frugal Fun: Paper Airplanes One of the best purchases I made was the Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes. Frugal Fairfielders may remember when Borders Bookshop was preparing to go out of business.  That’s where we found this awesome book.  Who knew that there were so many cool paper airplane you could make! Years later, it still is the gift that keeps on giving.  We have used up all the fancy paper that came with the book, but no matter!  They found that using plain, white paper is just as great, especially since they can draw their own designs. Benefits of paper…
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  • Pick Your Prize Giveaway!

    Ruth Soukup
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
     Are you ready for another AMAZING giveaway?  This week I am partnering with 11 more fabulous bloggers to shower THREE lucky winners with a prize of your choice! Each winner will be able to choose between the following three AMAZING prizes: Canon Camera IPad Mini Kitchen Aid Mixer Enter away my friends. It’s going to be a great day! Entering is super simple–simply follow the instructions in the box below! Pick a prize giveaway! Which prize would you choose–the KitchenAid mixer, the Canon DSLR camera, or the iPad mini? Pin ItThe post Pick Your Prize Giveaway! appeared…
  • Fun and Easy DIY Popsicles

    Ruth Soukup
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    This is Week 9 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming KC from The Real Thing With the Coake Family ,who is sharing a super easy recipe for homemade popsicles. For more summer fun, check out the overview page. I love coming up with fun and simple ideas of things we can do together as a family. It is so great to spend time with my girls and have some fun. It is also a perfect opportunity for some family bonding. I thought that since it is summer and hot, we needed a “cool” family activity. Now, buying popsicles and hanging out as family…
  • Weekend Wandering

    Ruth Soukup
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  I am currently on my way home from North Carolina where I was attending the She Speaks conference.  It has been an amazing couple of days, connecting with friends both old and new.  I didn’t get nearly enough sleep but it was totally worth it for all the laughs! I will actually be coming back to North Carolina in about a week and a half to speak at the Becoming Conference, which is happening just outside of Asheville on August 8-9th.  Becoming is one of my favorite events each year–it is a fun gathering of women…
  • Leap of Faith

    Ruth Soukup
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Today I am in North Carolina at the She Speaks Conference, where I am speaking about using Pinterest to build a platform.  To be perfectly honest, it is sort of a full-circle moment for me, and although I had originally planned to write something completely different today, I couldn’t help but take a few minutes to reflect on how I got here. You see, almost two years ago now, I eagerly updated my Facebook status with the following message: By then I had been writing this blog for more than two years.  I had written hundreds of blog posts and thousands upon thousands of words.  I…
  • Thrifty Thursday {Week 70}

    Ruth Soukup
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Happy Thursday!  If you follow me on Instagram you have probably already seen that this week I am in Charlotte, NC for the SheSpeaks conference, where I am giving a couple of talks about one of my very favorite subjects–Pinterest!  It should be a great weekend, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!  In the meantime, be sure to check out the AWESOME  $500 Back to School Giveaway I am hosting this week along with some other great blogs.  One lucky family will win everything they need for back to school! Here are the most clicked links from last week:  1. A Cultivated…
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    Northern Cheapskate

  • A Magazine That Embraces ‘Less is More’

    Christina Brown
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been working on the concept of ‘Less is More’ a lot this year.  I’ve been simplifying and decluttering.  I’ve been determining what things have real value and what things I can let go. It’s definitely not been an easy task.  I spent a lot of the last several years collecting every freebie that crossed my path.  I subscribed to a lot of magazines because they were at a great introductory price.   I’m more discerning now.  I’m more concerned about value than about a rock bottom price. There’s one magazine that really seems to get…
  • Free Home Depot Kids Workshop: Mini-Crate Pencil Holder

    Christina Brown
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sharpen those pencils and get ready for school with this fun kids’ project at Home Depot this weekend. Kids can make a free mini-crate pencil holder at the free Home Depot Kids Workshop  this Saturday, August 2, 2014, between 9 a.m. and noon at all of its stores. The Kids Workshops are geared toward children ages 5-12. The goal is to teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety while building confidence, and of course, having fun! Each child receives a free project kit, kid-sized orange apron, and, upon completion of their project, an achievement pin. The Home Depot Kids…
  • Frugal Ponderings: Prepping For What’s Next

    Christina Brown
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The next few weeks are going to be busy for this cheapskate.  There’s all the usual hustle and bustle of life with three boys at home for the summer (four, if you count my college instructor husband).  And then, I’ll be headed to Save Up ’14 in Austin, TX for a few days and a family vacation after that. But that doesn’t mean the frugality takes a break!  It just means that I have to work really hard to find the time to squeeze everything in. I’ve already started making lists of what I’ll need to do to get ready for our various travels.   That includes…
  • Tips for Stockpiling Kids Clothing

    Christina Brown
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m a BIG proponent of stocking up on kids clothing when I see a good deal. I buy clothing for my whole family for the following year at the end-of-the season closeouts. I also stock up on kids’ clothing at garage sales during the summer months. I save a ton of money by doing this. But while I save money doing this, there is a risk involved. If you don’t time it just right, your kids may outgrow the clothing before they get a chance to wear it. Here are some tips to help you stockpile children’s clothing: Know your child’s current growth patterns. Yes, kids go…
  • Time at Rest

    Michelle
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      Life can be so busy.  At this point in my life, it is at a fever pitch with 4 kids each in his or her own sports and activities.  Add in normal life stuff like birthday parties, social events, family gatherings and sometimes I feel like I am spinning in a never ending revolving door. Even so, I try to manage my schedule, maximize my time and still accomplish tasks and attain goals – despite this busy time in my life. Recently the level of activity was even higher than normal for about 2 months, and when it was over I crashed – big time.  I basically spent the last 4…
 
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    ConsumerMojo.com

  • Fleeced Military Members Get Debts Forgiven

    Barbara Nevins Taylor
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    You’d think military members might automatically get a fair shake when they go to buy something or try to finance it. That, apparently, is the naive view.   And New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, 12 other state attorneys general and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) remind us, once again, that some make millions preying on men and women in the military. The latest outrage involves Colfax Capital Corporation and Culver Capital, LLC, known as Rome Finance. An investigation found that more than 17,000 service members and other consumers came up on the short end…
  • Bad Guy With Gun Starts Wild West Shootout in West Village

    Barbara Nevins Taylor
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    by Barbara Nevins Taylor It’s quiet, even a little sleepy, on West 4th Street on Mondays in July.  Tourists usually take the day off.  And that was a good thing on July 28. Innocent bystanders didn’t get hurt when a bad guy with a gun started a Wild West shootout in the heart of the West Village.  The gun violence left him dead and three law enforcement officers wounded. The law enforcement officers,  two U.S. Marshals and an NYPD detective, part of the fugitive task force,were doing their job.  They  followed a lead to a head shop on West 4th to arrest suspected child…
  • Capitol Hill Hearing On The Future Of Medicare Advantage

    Barbara Nevins Taylor
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Medicare Advantage seems to work for the 16 million who signed on to this form of managed Medicare.  And it’s appealing to many more. More than half of those who enroll in Medicare for the first time, choose a Medicare Advantage plan. Private insurers like United Healthcare or Humana set up and run the plans.  But this year insurers made surprise changes and dropped doctors and healthcare providers in some areas. That prompted a public outcry. The House Ways and Means Committee held a Capitol Hill hearing on the future of Medicare Advantage. With Republicans and Democrats at odds…
  • More Than 10 Million Signed Up For Obamacare

    Barbara Nevins Taylor
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Love it. Hate it. Complain about it. Sue to stop it. The fact is that the signups for Obamacare have exceeded expectations, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. More than 10 million signed up for Obamacare and it seems like this spells good news for those who need to see a doctor. The study found that more than 10.3 million uninsured adults gained coverage in the first open enrollment period. The authors say the uninsured rate for 18- to 64-year-old adults fell from 21 percent in September 2013 to 16.3 percent in April 2014, when enrollment closed. The…
  • Glaucoma Trial Drug Axed

    Nick Taylor
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    by Nick Taylor Sometimes I wonder what’s worse, my glaucoma or the drugs I have to take to treat it.  That’s why it was so frustrating when the company that makes the clinical trial eye drop I’ve been taking, which lowers my eye pressure with no side effects, decided to change it.  And the trial wasn’t even over. The drug, made by Aerie Pharmaceutical, doesn’t have a name.  Around the Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary where my rock star  ophthalmologist, Dr. Robert Ritch, practices, it’s known as the ROCK drop, short for rho-kinase Inhibitor AR 12286.
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    FrugalWorld

  • Free Natural Beauty Mini Magazine

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Get a free issue of the Natural Beauty Mini Magazine in the mail. To get yours, fill out the form here.
  • Coupon: Save $1.00 on Old Spice

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Get $1.00 off when you buy any one Old Spice Antiperspirant/Deodorant (excludes trial and travel sizes), with the following coupon. Find this and other coupons today on our Coupons page.
  • Save 15% at AdvancedAutoParts.com (through 7/31/14)

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    Get 15% off your online order at AdvancedAutoParts.com with the following link and code. This is good through July 31, 2014. Save 15% On Your AdvanceAutoParts.com purchase with code AAP15OFF until 7/31. Valid online only.
  • Ends 07-31-14 Heineken’s Open Summer Sweepstakes

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Enter up to six times a day to win one of six trips Grand Prize trips to destinations such as London, Berlin, or Rio de Janeiro, as well as hundreds of other prizes, in the Heineken’s Open Summer Sweepstakes. You need a code to enter (or just click on the Official rules link on the read more
  • Free Chex Mix at Xtra Mart

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Get a free bag of Chex Mix at all participating Xtra Mart locations, through 7/31/14. This offer is limited to one per customer, while supplies last. Click here to print out the coupon.
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    Cheap Students

  • Week in Review – Beach, Golf and a Little Reading

    cstudent
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    I unfortunately was a bit busy this week which meant that I couldn’t squeeze in a non-week in review post mid-week. I’m going to use the excuse that Canada Day on a Tuesday really threw me off oh and the month change. Happy belated Canada Day to all and 4th of July to everyone reading and hope you enjoy my second of many week in review blog posts. Not-So Frugal Guilt I’m going to start with the bad and end with the good, I spent a lot of money out at dinner this week and did eat out quite a bit this week. Meeting up with friends from university (Laura, Ashley and Nicole) we…
  • Week in Review – Side Hustle & A Little DIY

    cstudent
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:28 am
    It has been long overdue that I start getting a bit of an organized schedule together when it comes to my blogging habits. As you may have realized I’ll have 2 posts in 2 days and then go off the radar for a week or more. The first of many regularly occurring posts will be a week in review consisting of what I’ve done, things I’ve learned and of course my favourite posts of the week. What I’ve Been Up to Since I haven’t been working full-time this summer I’ve found some part time side gigs in order to make some money either for a few nights out or…
 
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    MeanyGoat

  • Avoid Fad Superfoods

    Meany Goat
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    How to Avoid Fad Superfoods and find Cheaper Alternatives! Chat shows, Health Magazines and Celebs are constantly finding new fad superfoods to bang on about. Then like zombies we head off in droves to the local Bio Store or Organic Supermarket to load up with them. Chances are that you will practically have a coronary […]
  • How to Store Watercress

    Meany Goat
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    How to Store Watercress at Home Learn how to store watercress correctly so that you can keep it fresh as long as possible and avoid it turning into a pile of green slime overnight! Watercress is an expensive but highly tasty and nutritious addition to any salad or garnish. However, watercress is 93% water and […]
  • How Much Electricity Does a Plug-in Air Freshener Use

    Meany Goat
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    How Much Electricity Does a Plug-in Air Freshener Use? How to Get Rid of Nasty Niffs! Had a few beers or a red-hot curry the night before and you need to hit the can in a hurry? Afterwards you could cut the air with a knife as you struggle to find the door handle to […]
  • Grow Runner Beans

    Meany Goat
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    New Ways to Grow Runner Beans and Save Space! If you are looking for an easy and high yielding crop to grow in your garden then grow runner beans! The only problem is that they can take up a fair bit of space if you grow them in the traditional way by creating wigwams or […]
  • Know Your Poop

    Meany Goat
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:33 am
    Get To Know Your Poop If you think that your Boss is full of crap then you are probably right. Recent research shows that over 80% of Americans are constipated at some point in their lives! Getting to know your poop is a pretty important part of healthy living since your poop gives you an […]
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    What's the Cost?

  • How Much Does Bosley Hair Restoration Cost?

    Shane McNally
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Okay, this one is for the fellas. Have you recently looked into attempting a trendy modern haircut like the men’s modern quiff or men’s fade hairstyle, but then realized that you don’t have enough hair for such a feat? The shaved head is a nice contemporary look if your noggin as a nice shape to it, but often times, it looks like the aliens’ heads from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Maybe it’s time to look into the modern medical miracle of hair restoration. Bosley is one of the oldest and most trusted clinics to provide the service. How much does Bosley…
  • How Much Does a Wedding DJ Cost?

    Shane McNally
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:43 am
    Planning a wedding can be a difficult task. One of the things that has to be considered as the entertainment at the reception. The most popular choice in recent history has been a DJ instead of a band, because the cost is significantly cheaper, and people like to hear the classic songs from the radio. So how much does a wedding DJ cost? Location As with everything, location will factor the cost of a wedding DJ. New York City and Los Angeles will be more expensive than Akron or Tallahassee. There’s not much to be done about this since most people decide on their wedding location long…
  • How Much do Pinball Machines Cost?

    Shane McNally
    1 Jun 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Owning a pinball machine was a childhood fantasy for me. I remember obsessing over a few at the local arcade. Pinball machines feel like a relic from the past, but much like vinyl records, they are making a comeback. So how much does it cost to buy a pinball machine? New Pinball Machines There are only two companies making pinball machines. Stern, based out of Chicago, was the only company for the last several years producing popular branding games like Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Avengers, Dark Night, and Spiderman. At the time of this blog post, they offer AC/DC,…
  • How Much Does it Cost to Paint Your Car or Truck?

    Shane McNally
    9 May 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Are you interested in a low-cost option to drastically change the look of your car? Maybe you want to turn that ugly brown station wagon into a snazzy purple or lime green freak mobile? Alternatively, you might have a valid reason to have your car painted such as rust or damage. How much does it cost to paint your car? Procedure A qualified service will start with a thorough washing of the car to remove dirt, dust, and any foreign bodies that would interfere with the paint. After that, the vehicle will be sanded down in order to properly prep the surface. Finally, the windows will be properly…
  • How Much Does Wheel Alignment Cost for Your Car or Truck?

    Shane McNally
    30 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Along with regular oil changes, it’s important to have your car wheel alignment adjusted at least once per year or every 10,000 miles. This is one of those tasks that is very hard to do yourself unless you happen to be a mechanic and have access to a full-service garage. Failure to have your wheels aligned can result in quicker tire degradation, as well as damage to steering, suspension, brake system, and drive line parts. Proper alignment also ensures that your tires will wear evenly, which makes the car safer to drive and saves money on gas mileage. Let’s look at the aspects…
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