Recordable Storybooks for just $5 (today only)

Dayspring $5 Recordable Storybook promotion

Today only (August 21, 2014), you can get Recordable Storybooks for just $5 from DaySpring!

These are regularly priced at $24.95, so this is a great deal on a unique and special gift!

Dayspring Recordable Storybooks

Once you receive these books, you record the story (or you can have a grandparent, other relative, or special friend). As your child turns each page, they’ll hear your voice (or the voice of the special person who recorded the story).

Recordable Storybook from DaySpring

This would be such a wonderful gift to have for years to come! Maybe to even pass down to a future generation!

Note: This is a Flash Sale, good today only, and no coupon code is required.

See all of the Recordable Storybooks that are apart of this $5 sale here.

Want more details on each Recordable Storybook or how these work? Check out The Mom Creative for pictures, details, and reviews of each Recordable Storybook.

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The Cost of Raising a Child

How Much Does it Cost to Raise a Child?

I told you yesterday that I’d been asked to comment on a media story about the USDA’s prediction that it costs $245,000 to raise a child.

Your comments and thoughts on this topic were so interesting. There were lots of differing viewpoints and perspectives!

The article I was interviewed for was posted today on for those who are interested in reading it. Here’s a snippet:

Before even becoming a mom, one of the most common warnings you’ll hear from other parents is how expensive it can be to raise children. As it turns out, they’re right.

Families who had a baby in 2013 can expect to spend on average $245,340 until the child is 18, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s just-released annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families. That’s between $12,800 and $14,970 a year for a middle-income family with two parents, depending on the kids’ ages.

Angela Hawkins, 33, a mom of three in the suburbs of Houston, is living proof that the numbers don’t lie.

She shared her household budget with The Stir and estimated that she and her husband Shane will spend about $270,000 per child by the time they turn 18.

“The figures can be overwhelming,” Angela admits.

So where exactly does all that money go?

Read the full post here for the price breakdown details on how much this family is spending and some tips from other money-saving folks on how to cut costs (with one on cutting your food costs from yours truly!)

I found the figures she shared interesting and insightful. And, of course, my frugal brain came up with lots of suggestions and ideas for ways to possibly lower those costs. :)

Share This: Get a KitchenAid Mixer for $139.99 after Kohl’s Cash and Rebate

Kohl's Mixer Deal

You can get a KitchenAid Classic Plus Mixer for just $139.99 after a coupon code and rebate. Here’s how:

::Add the KitchenAid Classic Plus Mixer to your cart

::Add any other item to your cart to bring your total (after coupon code) up to $200

::Use coupon code MARCHING to take 20% off

::Get $30 Kohl’s Cash

::Submit for the $20 rebate

::That’s like paying $139.99 after the coupon code and rebate!

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

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Checkout 51: Save on Bananas, Tomatoes, Carmex, and more

Checkout 51

Have you signed up for Checkout 51 yet? It’s a new way to save money on groceries and more—without clipping coupons! You can download the Checkout 51 app or use Checkout 51 straight from your home computer.

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Checkout 51 added new coupons yesterday — for bananas, tomatoes, Carmex, Superpretzel, and more! Check them out here.

What is Checkout 51?

Checkout 51 helps you save money on the brands you love. Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through their mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20, Checkout 51 sends you a check. Checkout 51

More tips for using Checkout 51:

  • Offers go live on Thursdays at 12:00 AM in each time zone. They expire the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM in each time zone. You must submit the receipts while the offers are live.
  • Offers are available in limited quantities. Check your offer list before you go shopping to ensure that the offer is still available, and upload the receipt immediately after purchase to avoid disappointment.
  • A quantity of (1) of each offer is eligible for cash back per member.
  • Each receipt can only be used once.
  • They can only give cash back for the exact product listed, so please read carefully.
  • You are permitted to use Checkout 51 cash back offers with any other coupon or discount unless otherwise stated.
  • Items purchased from online retailers are eligible for cash back. Packing slips are accepted as proof of purchase. Online purchases are subject to the same submission timelines as receipts.

Thanks, For the Mommas!

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