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14 Aug 2018   ·   2
Wow! Easily cut $80 off your grocery bill with these simple tips! I love this testimony!

How I Cut $80 Off Our Weekly Grocery Bill

Wow! Easily cut $80 off your grocery bill with these simple tips! I love this testimony!

A few months ago, Naomi left a comment on one of posts and said:

“We are also a family of five but we have special dietary issues. My goal this past week was to reduce our weekly food budget to $100 and it was $99! Previously, I thought that I couldn’t save money because of our food restrictions but I wasn’t really ready to try.”

I wrote her back and asked if she could share some specific tips she had implemented. Here’s what she said:

First of all, our restrictions are soy, nuts, and seeds allergies (including their oils). I myself am supposed to eat as preservative-free as possible with high fiber thrown into the mix because of a chronic medical condition. As a point of reference, I was spending about $180 a week on our food.

Here was my strategy:

1) Create a food shopping budget. I based this off of the recommendations for food consumption. On my shopping list, I put a dollar amount next to each category that I was shopping. For example, Fruits were allotted $20. Grains were $13 and so on. (My categories are Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Dairy and Protein.)

2) Don’t make a meal plan until I see the local sales. I got this tip from you! I looked all the sale leaflets up online and filled in my shopping list categories, being careful to write down the price of what I was expecting to buy to stay with my category’s budgeted amount.

3) Shop the sales at my local Kroger, Aldi and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. For us, Thursday is “Double Ad Day” at Fresh Thyme, where the previous and coming week’s sales are all up for grabs.

4) I did all my shopping on one day and kept a running total of each category on my shopping list. I knew when I hit $13 for grains.

5) Don’t buy pre-packaged items. A big key for me to make this work for our family was to buy only “ingredient items,” no prepackaged foods. For breakfast this week, we are eating muesli but instead of buying an allergen friendly muesli, I bought the ingredients to make my own.

6) Allow some wiggle room for extras. I gave myself $25 for extras. Fats and sugars fell under this category, along with coffee beans and tea. I used some of this to buy marked down ground beef I hadn’t been planning on purchasing ahead of time. I saved so much, we used some extra money to buy our favorite allergen friendly pizza.

Thanks for inspiring me to try to save! Our pantry and refrigerator are stocked for the week and I feel pleased with myself for saving money.

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

December212012’s Daily Deal Round-Up for August 14, 2018

14 Aug 2018   ·   1

Cottonelle ComfortCare Toilet Paper, 36 Family Rolls for just $18.79 shipped!

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Amazon has this when you clip the $4 e-coupon and check out through Subscribe & Save.

This is a nice stock-up price on brand-name toilet paper!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, !

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies (6 pack) only $11.46 shipped!

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Amazon has these when you clip the 25% off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save! That’s like paying only $1.91 per box shipped!

These cookies are soy free, nut free, gluten free, dairy free, non GMO and vegan.

 to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, !

14 Aug 2018   ·   1

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts just $0.99 at CVS!

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You can grab a great deal on Pop-Tarts at CVS this week:

Buy 4 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, 8-Count at $1.99 each
Use
Submit for 4 (limit 5)
$0.99 each after coupon and rebates

Thanks, !

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean HE Liquid Laundry Detergent (Pack of 3) only $7.59 shipped!

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Amazon has this when you checkout through Subscribe & Save! This is the lowest price on record!

That’s like paying only $2.53 each shipped!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

*HOT* Huge Savings on Nintendo Switch Games!

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Right now, Amazon has dropped the price on select Nintendo Switch Games!

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 to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, !

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

Kellogg’s Fruit Flavored Snacks only $0.77 at Target!

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You can get Kellogg’s Fruit Flavored Snacks for only $0.77 at Target this week! Here’s how:

Kellogg’s Fruit Flavored Snacks – $1.77 (Sale thru 8/18)
Use
Submit (Limit 5)
$0.77 each after coupons and cash back

Thanks, !

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

Vintage & Collage Wall Prints (Set of 6) only $10.97 + shipping!

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Jane has these right now!

These fun prints are are perfect for decorating on a budget!

Shipping is $3.87 for the first set and $1.47 for each additional set shipped within the same order.

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

Extra 30% Off Shoes for Kids and Toddlers at Target!

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Target is offering an this week both in-store and online! If shopping , use the promo code SHOES30 at checkout.

This is a great time to shop the clearance section!

Valid through August 18, 2018.

Thanks, !

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

IZZE Sparkling Juice, Apple (24 count) only $11.69 shipped

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Amazon has these when you clip the $3.50 off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save! That’s like paying only $0.48 per can shipped!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks,!

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

Stride Rite: Kids Shoes only $19.95

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Through August 15th, ! No promo code needed.

These shoes are regularly priced as much as $58 so this is an amazing deal!

Shipping is free on orders over $30.

Valid through August 15, 2018.

Thanks, !

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Bedroom Building Set for just $7!

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Amazon has this right now — the LOWEST price on record!

This is an add-on item, which means you’ll get this price when you add it on to a $25 Amazon order.

 to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, !

14 Aug 2018   ·   1

HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources (38 freebies!)

This is a weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Carrie from . If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more.

General Homeschool Resources

– There is a LOT of information available about the concept of “morning basket” or “circle time” or “basket time”- but the actual specifics available are lacking desperately. Grab this free morning basket bundle to get started.

– Learn how to create a weekly homeschool schedule.

– Learn different ways to handle and teach the necessary life skills your kids need to know.

– Morning boards are super useful to start off your homeschool days. This post shows you how to use a morning board and shares some practical ideas for morning boards.

– Preparing for college can be stressful for both parent and teenager. Don’t miss out on this ultimate list of college prep resources and dual credit information.

Early Learning Resources

– As your child passes the preschool stage, it becomes time to starting thinking about kindergarten readiness skills. Here are the primary ten skills that you should focus on with your child to prepare them for beginning kindergarten.

– This free printable is a fun way to reinforce all the sight words your homeschool has learned throughout the year.

– Help your homeschool practice upper and lower case letters with this free printable pizza letter matching game.

– This freebie is great practice for upper and lowercase letters.

– Don’t miss out on this dirt coffee ground play dough recipe your kids will love to dig in to.

– Download this 20-page set of number coloring pages for your preschool homeschool.

– This learning pack for the Little Blue Truck will help your kids practice math and literacy skills with alphabet matching activity, counting and number recognition, pre-writing, tracing and coloring.

The Gentle + Classical Preschool has been designed for the busy Mama (that’s YOU) who loves both the philosophies of Charlotte Mason and Classical education with a little Montessori thrown in- and wants to implement those as early as can be fruitful.

Science & Math Resources

– These no prep addition games is just what a busy mom needs to provide addition practice to her homeschool.

– Your young ones will love reviewing and practicing their addition facts with these fun back to school themed math cards.

– This set of multiplication puzzle cards will help your homeschool learners practice memorizing multiplication facts.

– Help your homeschool find volume with this story and science experiment.This simple science experiment for kids is about Archimedes and the golden crown.

– These free packs provide multiplication flashcards for 1-12 times tables, you can use several different ways.

– Grab this huge printable science book list for your homeschool. This list has over 50+ living books to read to your children that your whole family can enjoy throughout the years.

Language Arts Resources

– If you are wanting to add some more critical thinking teaching into your homeschool without using a formal curriculum you will love all these free printables and resources.

– Don’t miss out on these free creative writing printables your kids will enjoy.

– A great technique for preventing spelling errors is called “Pronounce for Spelling.” When we pronounce for spelling, we carefully enunciate each syllable (dif-fer-ent), making it much easier to spell. Watch this video for a demonstration. FREEBIE INCLUDED!

– Help your children master prepositions and prepositional phrases with this free gramamr pack.

History & Geography Resources

– A Spy for General Washington Board Game tests your knowledge of the American Revolution with 255 questions about this key point in history.

– This ultimate homeschool resource list for national parks will be a great tool for you throughout the school years.

– Grab these free printable Medieval knights, castles, and dragons pack for preschool, kindie or first graders. These free printables include practice for counting, writing, coloring, scripture sheets, and much more.

– Learn about the states in this printable pack.

Unit Studies

– Check out these awesome composting activities, resources and worm unit study with a free printable wordsearch.

– The name of one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time is being stripped from a major children’s literature award. Learn more about it here.

– If your children enjoy learning about birds and nature, they will love learning about these fascinating creatures with these unit studies and free printables.

Fine Arts Freebies, & Electives

– Learn how to create a fabulous and fun picture study for your homeschool.

Art Experiences Outdoors is an e-book with twenty four simple and super fun “big ideas” for getting your creative kid outside and busy making. It is normally $19.99 but now through 8/17 you can get it for FREE!

Character-Building Resources

– These free beautiful Bible verse posters will encourage and inspire you in your homeschooling journey.

– Do you need help leanring how to be a gentle mama?

– Use these free printable scripture cards for some mommy encouragement this year.

– For every mom there are about 6 daily chores that must get done for your home to operate smoothly and stay presentable.

– Learn these 10 Bible verses to read everyday to encourage and challenge yourself in the Lord.

Giveaways for Your Homeschool & Home

– Enter to win a full year of math for grades 3-12. Teaching Textbooks is self-teaching and auto-grading.

Carrie has been homeschooling for over a decade and loves to share FREE homeschooling resources, deals, and reviews over at . You can find homeschool freebies, free homemaking resources, meal plans, free unit studies, and much more.

14 Aug 2018   ·   0

Target: Deals for the week of August 12-18, 2018


Here are some of the best deals at Target this week, with thanks to  for her help in compiling them:

Buy 1 Clairol Hair Color – $6.89
Buy 1 Clairol Nice N easy Root Touch Up Hair Color – $6.89
Buy 1 Clairol Nice N easy Root Touch Up Temporary Hair Color – $6.89
Use or or $3/1 coupon from the 8/1 SmartSource insert
Use
Submit for
Submit for
Submit for
Get $5 Target Gift Card when you spend $20 (Text BEAUTY)
Pay $10.63 out of pocket, Get $6 Rebates and $5 Gift Card
Free $0.37 moneymaker after coupons and rebates

Tic Tac Gum – $1.17
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 7/8 SmartSource insert
Use
Submit for
Free after coupons and rebate

Ortega Taco Seasoning – $0.79
Use
$0.29 after coupon

Buy 1 Covergirl Eye Liners – $3.89
Buy 1 Covergirl Eye Shadow – $4.49
Buy 2 Herbal Essence Bio Renew Charcoal Hair Care at $5.99, Get $5 Gift Card
Use 2
Use $3/2 Herbal Essences bio:renew Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Products coupon from the 8/5 Retail Me Not insert
Get $5 Target Gift Card when you spend $20 (Text BEAUTY)
Pay $11.36 out of pocket, Get $10 Gift Cards
$0.34 each after coupons and gift cards

Buy 3 Schick Disposable Razors – $5.99
Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste – $2.99
Use 2 $ and
Use
Get $5 Target Gift Card when you spend $20 (Text BEAUTY)
Pay $6.96 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
$0.49 each after coupons and gift card

Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese – $0.99
Use
Use
$0.54 after coupon

Buy 4 Herbal Essence Bio Renew Charcoal Hair Care at $5.99
Use 2 $3/2 coupon from the 8/5 Retail Me Not insert
Get $5 Target Gift Card when you spend $20 (Text BEAUTY)
Get $10 in Gift Card
Pay $7.98 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
$0.74 each after coupons and gift card

Mr. Clean Erasers (2 pk) – $1.99
Use
$0.99 after coupon

Purell Hand Sanitizer – $2.49
Use
Use
$0.99 after coupons and rebate

Crest 3 D White Toothpaste – $2.99
Use or $2/1 coupon from the 8/5 Retail Me Not insert
$0.99 after coupon

Larabar Kid Brownies Muiltipack – $3
Use
Submit for
$1 after coupon and rebate

See the .

13 Aug 2018   ·   12

5 Simple Tips to Find Great Clothing Deals on Amazon

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Find great clothing deals on Amazon with these 5 simple tips!!

I may be the only person on the planet who loves to find great clothing deals on Amazon and thinks that Amazon is the best place to buy clothes from, but some of my favorite fashion finds have been from Amazon! (Scroll to the bottom of this post for some of my recommendations!)

And I love that most Prime eligible clothing offers FREE shipping and FREE returns! So if something doesn’t fit or I end up hating it, I can just send it right back without worrying about losing money on the purchase.

As I’ve been sharing about some of my favorite Amazon clothing deals recently, some of you have asked how to find the best deals on budget-friendly clothing on Amazon.

Amazon’s search feature is not set up well to find exactly what you are looking for, so you might have to do some poking around.

Here are 5 simple tips to find great clothing deals on Amazon…

1. Be willing to dig.

It’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for at first. Most the time, you have to put in specific search terms to find exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t give up within a few tries; it’s probably there if you’re willing to dig! Use as specific of search terms as possible. If you know a brand name and specific type of what you’re looking for, be sure to include those details in the search terms. Amazon carries a LOT of brands and you might be surprised what you find and the prices they are offering.

What I’ve found works best is to find a few brands that I love and then buy multiple colors of that same item once I know that I love it (because I might be branching out some, but I’m still boring enough to have multiple colors of the same shirt. Hey, if I like it a lot and it fits really well, it’s so much easier to just have the same shirt in different colors!!)

2. Check the related searches.

If you find an item you love, be sure to scroll down on the page to see the “Related Searches” items and the “People Who Bought This Also Bought” selections. In both cases, I’ll often find some great options there that I might not have found just by searching. And both of these tools often turn up some great finds that are in similar styles to what I love!

3. Look for the best reviewed items.

Amazon reviews are a goldmine of helpful information! Often, items will look amazing in the picture, but if you read the reviews, you’ll discover that the quality isn’t great or the sizing is off. I always search for clothes that have at least a 4 star average from 50+ people. To make this easier, you can narrow your search to show only these items when you select 4+ star reviews option on the sidebar.

4. Always check the shipping price.

Many clothes ship free to Amazon Prime members or with a qualified $49 purchase. Make sure you check the shipping price before falling in love with something — because sometimes it won’t be free and might be as high as $5-$6.

If something doesn’t fit, most Amazon clothes purchases can be returned for free, but you have to read the details because different sellers are different. (A general rule of thumb is that if it’s Prime eligible, it usually offers free returns with the free shipping. But be sure to double check!)

5. Look to see where something is made/ships from.

Some of Amazon’s clothing ships from China and takes 4-6 weeks to arrive. Be aware of this when you are looking at items — especially if you are hoping to get them within in a few days.

Want to see some of my all-time favorite Amazon clothing finds?

Fall/Winter

Spring/Summer

What are YOUR favorite ways to get great deals on Amazon clothes? I’d love to hear! Tell us in the comments!

13 Aug 2018   ·   2

December212012’s Daily Deal Round-Up for August 13, 2018

Hottest Deals

Online Deals

Back to School Deals

Deals Around Town

In-Store Deals

Freebies

Popular Deals Still Available

13 Aug 2018   ·   0

FREE Crayola School Supplies after rebate!!

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 is offering a $10 rebate when you buy at least $10 worth of Crayola School Supplies from Walmart, making your purchase totally FREE!

This is for new Top Cash Back members only. If you are already a member, you are allowed to sign up another adult in your household.

Here’s how to get your free Crayola School Supplies:

1. Sign up for a new .

2. .

3. Order at least $10 worth of Crayola products. Select free in-store pickup at your local Walmart to avoid shipping costs.

4. Within 14 days, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $10! If you plan it just right, you’ll probably pay just a few cents over the $10, tax!

Need a deal idea? Try this:

Crayola 64-count Crayons – $3.56
Crayola 10-count Markers – $0.97
Crayola 16-count Watercolor Paint Set – $2.97
Crayola 24-count Colored Pencils – $2.97
Total $10.47

5. After you receive the $10 payment in your , you can choose to transfer it to your bank account or request a Paypal payment.

This deal is valid through August 16, 2018 — or while supplies last.


Be sure to check out all of the Best 2018 Back To School Deals! Don’t forget you can also sign up for our daily email newsletter to get all of the best back to school deals emailed to you every week! And read my post here for 5 Simple Ways to Save on Back to School Deals.

13 Aug 2018   ·   0

Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle for just $5.99!

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Amazon has this  with coupon code IZOKNFKA at checkout!

This is the LOWEST price on record and a great way to drink cold water on the go!

Psst! You can also still get the Stainless Steel Travel Mug for $5.99!

 to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Valid through August 31st, while supplies last.

13 Aug 2018   ·   0

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Pack of 3 as low as $3.50!

Office Depot has these right now when you choose to Subscribe! Plus, you might see a pop up offer for an extra 20% off one item, which would make this just $3.50.

That’s like paying just $1.20 each!

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.


Be sure to check out all of the Best 2018 Back To School Deals! Don’t forget you can also sign up for our daily email newsletter to get all of the best back to school deals emailed to you every week! And read my post here for 5 Simple Ways to Save on Back to School Deals.

Thanks, !

13 Aug 2018   ·   0

Magnetic Building Block Set (40 Pieces) only $19.42 shipped!

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Amazon has this when you use the promo code 6KQFK392 at checkout!

 to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, !