2014 Black Friday Ad Round-Up

Black Friday  Ads 2014

Have you missed any of this year’s Black Friday ads? Here’s a quick round-up of all the store ads that have been leaked so far:

You can see all the latest Black Friday Ad Scans at BlackFriday.fm

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Enter to win a FREE Pure Echo Mattress from My Green Mattress!


My Green Mattress is giving away a Organic Cotton Pure Echo Twin Size Mattress to one of my readers this week. And there are multiple ways to enter to win!

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Tim Masters founded My Green Mattress when he was inspired to create a chemical-free mattress as a solution to his daughter’s severe eczema and allergies. Their mattresses are handcrafted, and contain no flame retardants or chemicals.

My Green Mattress offers one-sided and two-sided Pure Echo Mattresses, as well as the Organic Dreams and the Everlast Natural. Their mattresses are handmade, made in the US, chemical free, and contain no flame retardants or chemicals.

My Green Mattress Giveaway

This holiday giveaway is open November 25 through December 1 until 11:59 pm CST.

>>Click here for your chance to win an Organic Cotton Pure Echo Twin Size Mattress from My Green Mattress.<<

(Note: This post was underwritten by My Green Mattress. Read our disclosure policy here.)

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Disney Frozen magazine for ONLY $14.50 per year!

Frozen Magazine

YAY! What a wonderful non-toy gift idea to give a Frozen fan this year! I also love that this is the kind of gift that will give all year long, and children love to get mail!

My kids love magazines and they love Frozen, so guess what one of their Christmas gifts is going to be?? :)

Order a 1 year subscription to Disney Frozen magazine for only $14.50 (you can order up to 2 years at this price!) with code MONEYSAVING at checkout.

About Disney Frozen Magazine

Disney’s Frozen magazine is a bimonthly magazine for children ages 3 to 9. Each issue comes with a collectible poster and is filled with fun stories, crafts and activities. Join sisters Elsa & Anna, their snowman friend Olaf, and all the other characters from the hit Disney movie in this charming magazine

This offer expires Wednesday night (November 27th, 2014) at midnight EST. 

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*HOT!* Kohl’s Black & Decker Appliances as low as $2 each shipped after rebate and Kohl’s cash!

Black & Decker Appliance for $2 shipped!

Note: These items will likely sell out. Two appliances already did and I’ve removed them from the list.

Kohl’s has already started their Black Friday deals! And the very popular Black & Decker deal is back again this year!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select Black & Decker products are on sale for $19.99. Plus, Kohl’s has a mail-in rebate that will give you $10 off any product you purchase.
  2. Use promo code THANKS15 to get an extra 15% off.
  3. Plus, through November 30, you get $15 in Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend.
  4. You can combine these three deals to get some AMAZING prices! These prices truly only happen once a year, so now is the time to buy if you need any of these items or want to purchase them as gifts.

Black & Decker Appliances for just $2 each!!

Here are the items that are participating in this sale:

Black & Decker Appliances for $2 shipped!

To get the best deal, choose any three items from the list and do the following transaction:

Buy 3 Black & Decker Products from the above list at $19.99 each — $59.97 total
Get 15% off with code THANKS15
Spend $50.97 plus tax out of pocket
Submit for the $30.00 Mail-In Rebate ($10 for each product)
Plus, get $15 in Kohl’s Cash for spending $50
That’s like paying $5.97 total for 3 products or less than $2 each with FREE Shipping

Black & Decker Appliances for $2 shipped!You can use the Kohl’s cash and rebate to purchase other items you need or Christmas presents!

Thanks, For the Mommas!

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Our $9 Thanksgiving Meal


Guest post by Asheritah of One Thing Alone

Your Thanksgiving feast doesn’t have to break the bank to be delicious.

This year, to help us reach our monthly financial goals, I decided to keep our Thanksgiving meal simple. I asked each of our family members which traditional Thanksgiving food is most important to them, and then strategized ways to make everyone (and our budget) happy.

Obviously, I haven’t yet prepared the meal, but here’s what we’ll be having:

  • Turkey breast: $3.49
  • Peas: $0.89
  • Corn: $0.49
  • Mac & Cheese: $0.49
  • Sweet potatoes: $0.07
  • Stuffing: $0.69
  • Corn muffins: $0.47
  • Pumpkin pie (homemade): $1
  • Butter: $0.80
  • Eggs: $0.50
  • Milk: $0.20

TOTAL: $9.09

In all, the meal will cost us less than $10 for 3 adults and 1 child. I’d say that’s a win!

Here’s how you can do it, too:

1. Simplify the meal.

Ask your family members what’s one item they each really want, and feel free to let go or downsize those foods that are never a big hit anyway.

My husband wanted stuffing. I wanted corn muffins. Our daughter wanted mac & cheese, and my father-in-law wanted something sweet. I felt like we HAD to have turkey, but we’re not really a fan of the big bird, so the little turkey breast tenderloin fit the bill without hitting our wallet.

We also simplified the sides. Since we’re loading up on carbs, I added some veggies to make our meal healthier but opted out of the typical casseroles.

2. Shop sales at discount stores.

I bought most of my ingredients at Aldi, but I also scored cheap produce at a local discount store that offers incredible deals (like two 10-pound bags of sweet potatoes for $1.69).

I also try to shop sales whenever I can, especially if they’re cutting already-low prices. I bought the turkey tenderloin when it was on sale a few weeks ago and stuck it in the freezer for the future. I also got the butter on sale awhile back and keep a stash in the freezer. By buying sales in bulk year-round, I can stock up and save on staple pantry items.

3. Cook what you can from scratch.

Most pumpkin pies cost around $5 in grocery stores. By making it at home, I’ll be saving 80%. I’m using a small pie pumpkin a friend gifted me for fall décor, a $0.65 can of evaporated milk, and a homemade crust that will cost a fraction of what ready-made crusts cost in-store.

Cooking from scratch means I can afford more variety because I’m paying less for raw ingredients.

At the end of the day, it’s not the Thanksgiving meal that matters but rather a thankful heart. Whether you have a table overflowing with the richest foods or a simple meal shared with those you love, the important thing is to come together with gratefulness and express our appreciation for each other.

How to you keep your Thanksgiving celebrations frugal and fun!

Asheritah is a writer, speaker, and blogger at One Thing Alone. She helps overwhelmed women find joy in Jesus through devotionals, videos, and Scripture art. She’s also the author of “Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional.”

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