How We Saved $700 With House Sitters America

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Marenda emailed in the following tip:

As many of you know, lodging is often one of the most expensive parts of any vacation. However, thanks to HouseSittersAmerica.com, my husband and I have been able to enjoy very frugal getaways!

If you’ve never heard of House Sitters America, it’s basically a website that connects travelers with homeowners across the country looking for reliable and responsible house sitters and pet sitters. There is a $30 membership fee, but we recouped that cost after one free night of lodging.

My husband and I just got back from a week of housesitting in North Carolina (we’re from Indiana). The homeowner enjoyed a week of vacation while we took care of her two sweet kitties and brought the mail and home deliveries inside the house.

We cooked and ate our breakfast and dinner in our new “adopted home” and chose to eat our noon meal out while we were sightseeing.

We did our laundry and tried to leave the house cleaner than we found it, including washing our sheets and putting them back on the bed.

While it was a little additional work on our part, we figured it saved us at least $700 on lodging for the week!

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Leopard Infinity Scarf and Wooden Stretch Bracelet for $8.95 shipped!

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Cents of Style is offering an exclusive weekend deal to my readers again this week! Get a beautiful Leopard Knit Infinity Scarf and a Wooded Stretch Bracelet for just $8.95 + free shipping when you use the coupon code LEOPARD at checkout.

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Choose between two colors of Leopard Knit Infinity Scarves and add one to your cart. When you check out, you’ll be offered a Wooden Stretch Bracelet — available in 13 different colors — for free!

This deal is valid now through November 4, 2014, or while supplies last.

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How to Save By Using the Target Cartwheel App

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Have you used the Target Cartwheel app? It’s a FREE app you can download and use at checkout to save money on purchases at Target.

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Here’s how it works:

1. Download the Target Cartwheel app. It’s free and available in the iTunes app store or an Google play. If you don’t have a mobile device, you can also connect your Facebook or Google+ accounts to Cartwheel and access the coupons that way.

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2. Scroll through the offers to decide which offers you are interested in/think you’ll use. There are coupons available for groceries, fresh product, clothing, household items and more. The coupons are updated/changed regularly. There are specific brands offered as well as general purchases (see above: get 5% off any pumpkin purchase).

Tip: You can scan the bar code of any item you are planning to purchase to see if there’s a coupon available for it. Sometimes, you might not remember or realize that there’s a coupon available for an item, so it might be worth it to scan each and every item as you stick it in the cart.

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3. At checkout, have the cashier scan the Target bar code on your device and it will take off all of the applicable coupons on your order. Note: You must scan the Target Cartwheel bar code after all other coupons are already taken off. You can combine Target Cartwheel coupons with other mobile coupons or printable coupons for more savings.

Tip: If you don’t have a device, you can print the barcode after you’ve added the coupons you plan to use to it and the cashier can scan this at checkout.

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And that’s it! The Target Cartwheel app is another great way to stretch your hard-earned money… especially if you’re able to use it to save on items you were already planning to buy!

Do you use the Target Cartwheel app? If so, I’d love to hear your favorite tips and tricks for using it to get the best bang for your buck.

{Note: This post was underwritten by Target. Read our disclosure policy here.}

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Yay it’s back!! If you missed this deal last time, I am so happy to see it back again, as it is one that we don’t see too often and the timing is perfect for holiday gift giving!

Order a one year subscription to Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine for only $4.99 per year when you use coupon code 87668 at checkout. You can order up to four years at this price.

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