Looking for a simple way to make a little difference on a tight budget?

Help create a #DGBrightFuture

This Back to School season, Dollar General and Unilever are teaming up to create a brighter future for our children by helping to nurture minds and bodies through affordable meal solutions and literacy program.

Looking for a way to make a difference but are short on cash right now? Here’s something simple you can do: Head to Dollar General’s Facebook page, fill out the form here, and share how you plan to help create a brighter future with the hashtag #DGBrightFuture.

It literally takes seconds to do and for everyone who shares how they plan on creating a #DGBrightFuture, Unilever will donate $1 to the DG Literacy Foundation — up to $20,000!

It’s a simple and free way to make a small difference!

Legal Disclaimer: Between 6/22-8/16/15, Unilever will donate $1.00 to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for every person who supports the Unilever Bright Future Movement. Maximum donation of $20,000.  For information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, see here for more details. For information on the Unilever brightFuture Movement, visit this link.

{This post was underwritten by Lunchbox. Read our disclosure policy here.}

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One-year subscription to Running Times magazine for $5.99

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Here’s a great deal on this popular magazine for runners!

Order a one-year subscription to Running Times Magazine for only $5.99 when you use coupon code MONEYSAVING at checkout. You can order up to 4 years at this price.

About Running Times Magazine: Running Times is the magazine for serious runners. You’ll benefit and learn from useful training tips, important nutrition news and facts and sports medicine. You’ll run to mark your calendar with the national race schedule of running events. Whether you are a recreational runner and run as a leisure activity or you run because you know it’s important for your health, you’ll enjoy this very important publication.

This offer expires tomorrow night, 07/28/15 11:59 PM EST.

Are you looking for other magazine titles? You can use coupon code MONEYSAVING to save 20% off of most titles at DiscountMags!

(Note: The link in this post is my referral link. Read my disclosure policy here.)

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I’d love to meet you in San Diego on August 15, 2015!


Our team is so excited to be bringing a our one-night Say Goodbye to Survival Mode event to San Diego on August 15, 2015!

This evening will be encouraging, inspirational, and actionable. I’ll be sharing from my heart and giving you practical steps to take to:

  • Stop living life feeling stuck, exhausted, and overwhelmed
  • Determine your most important priorities & find time to invest in what really matters
  • Break free from the lie that whispers “I’m not good enough”
  • Move past loneliness and build authentic friendships with other women


If you could use a boost to live with more intention, joy, and purpose, you won’t want to miss this special one-night event!

San Diego Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Event Details

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Where: Canyon View Church of Christ, 4292 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117
What: A night of encouragement, laughter, inspiration, and getting to meet other local MoneySavingMom.com readers. Plus, I’ll be sticking around afterward to get to meet and hang out with everyone who comes!

Go grab your tickets here. And invite a friend, too!

Join us for the one-night Say Goodbye to Survival Mode even in San Diego on August 15, 2015!

Psst! We have a special group rate for those who’d like to invite a group of women to come.

Any questions? Submit them here and we’ll be glad to answer them for you!

And if you’re planning to attend, be sure to RSVP on the Facebook Page here and then share the link with others you think would love to attend, as well.

P.S. Don’t live in the San Diego area and want to have us bring this one-night Say Goodbye to Survival Mode event to your church or women’s group in late 2015 or 2016? We’d love to chat with you about that! Just fill out this form here and we’ll be in touch with more information on dates we have available and how we can serve your church or women’s group.

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Office Max/Office Depot: Back to School Deals for the week of July 26-August

Back to School Deals at Office Max

Here are the best Back to School deals at Office Max/Office Depot this week:

  • Office Depot Brand Pencils – $0.01 (Must spend $5, Limit 3)
  • Rulers – $0.01 (Must spend $5, Limit 3)
  • Office Depot brand Protractors – $0.01 (Must spend $5, Limit 3)
  • Poly Cover 1 Subject Notebook- limit 3 – $0.25
  • Office Depot brand mechanical pencils – $0.25 (Limit 3)
  • Sharpies – $0.25 (Limit 3)
  • Office Depot Brand Compass – $0.25 (Limit 3)
  • 12pk Scholastic Pencils – $1
  • Office Max Brand Sandwich and Gallon Storage Bags – $1
  • 12pk Ticonderoga Pencils – $1

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!

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Educational Deals & Freebies Round-Up

Here are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:

61% Off Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software: Today only, Amazon is featuring their Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software for just $69. These software programs typically are priced at $179 each (a savings of 61%!), and twenty different language programs are included in this sale. Rosetta Stone is well-known for their language-immersion software which has been shown to be very effective in teaching students and adults alike a new language. Plus, this offer includes free shipping as well.

World of Disney Eye Found It! Card Game for $5.99: Amazon has their World of Disney Eye Found It! Card Game on sale for $5.99. This game typically retails for $9.99, and it’s ideal for promoting observation skills and attention to detail as well as object identification and matching skills.

LEGO Creator Beach Hut for $22.70: Purchase the LEGO Creator Beach Hut Set for $22.70. This beach house includes a cash register, floor lamp, radio, bottled beverages, a pier, bucket, starfish, blue sea, tan sand, green grass, decking, seating, and a table. It also features a seagull, 2 surfboards, and a paddle for paddleboarding. Plus, the 3-in-1 model rebuilds into a summer shack with an outdoor swimming pool or a summer cottage by the sea.

Free Children’s Songs from Amazon: Amazon has several free kids’ songs available for download, including many classic favorites such as Five Little Monkeys, Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, Turkey in the Straw, Rubber Duckie, Twinkle Twinkle, This Old Man, and Frere Jacques. You can find all the free kids songs included in this offer from Amazon here.

Sweet & Sassy Customizable Teacher’s Binder for $5: Are you looking for an easy way to organize your classroom or homeschool? If so, Educents has an inexpensive way to keep everything right at your fingertips. Educents has their Sweet & Sassy Customizable Teacher’s Binder on sale for $5. This set features over 50 pages of material that is entirely editable and contains everything you’ll need to keep organized this school year.

Crayola Twistables Crayons (24 Ct.) for $3 Shipped: Staples has their Crayola Twistables Crayons (24 ct.) on sale for $3. This set features 24 different brilliant colors as well as a clear vinyl pouch for reusable storage. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up at your local Staples store, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

$20 Off $20+ Purchase at Shutterfly: For a limited time, you can get $20 off your Shutterfly purchase of $20 or more when you enter the promotional code JOLLYJULY at checkout. This is an ideal way to create a classroom calendar that features important dates, upcoming field trips, and project due dates. As an alternative, you could also create a customized book that teaches a variety of topics (ABCs, numbers, parts of speech) by using pictures of family members, friends, and familiar places and/or objects. This type of book makes the learning process fun and familiar for your child. This offer is valid through July 28th.

Free Hero Girl Math Worksheets: Educents has a free set of Hero Girl Math Worksheets available for download. This set features 15 pages of subtraction practice which are ideal for kindergarten through 5th grade.

LEGO Technic Snowmobile Model Kit for $14.92: Amazon has their LEGO Technic Snowmobile Model Kit on sale for $14.92. This set features independent suspension for each front ski and a rear track, cool ripped-effect decals, and exciting elements like steering arms and steering bearings. Plus, this 2-in-1 model rebuilds into a snow motorcycle as well.

VeggieTales DVDs for $6.97: Family Christian Store has several of their VeggieTales DVDs on sale for $6.97. The following titles are included in this sale – VeggieTales: The Ballad of Little Joe, VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty, VeggieTales: Celery Night Fever, VeggieTales: Larryboy and the Bad Apple, VeggieTales: Robin Good & His Not-So-Merry Men, VeggieTales: Madame Blueberry, VeggieTales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s, and VeggieTales: Veggies in Space – The Fennel Frontier. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

33% Off Violin Starter Set: Educents is featuring 33% off their Violin Starter Set! Perfect for beginners, this Violin Starter Set contains everything your child needs to play the violin. Available in 3 different sizes, this set ensures that children as young as 5 years old can learn to play the violin. An animated character named Val the Violin guides students through lessons by the New York City Ballet violinist Sabina Skalar. The eMedia My Violin walks students through the core elements of violin playing in over 160 lessons. The set includes a quality violin with bow, carrying case, rosin, cloth, and eMedia My Violin CD-ROM (compatible with Windows or Mac). Plus, this set includes free shipping as well.

Free Bacteria All Around Us Unit: Educents has a FREE Bacteria All Around Us Unit available for download. This unit is a week-long preschool learning curriculum that includes morning and afternoon activities. With this unit you’ll receive a Song of the Week, Teacher’s Corner Activities, Learning Center Activities, and Reflections. You can find more great freebies from Educents here.

Crafty’s Summer Closeout Sale: Craftsy is featuring their Creative Escape Summer Closeout Sale. With this sale, you’ll be able to pick up bargains on quilting fabric, yarn, art supplies, sewing fabric, cake decorating supplies, and more. Plus, you can find lot of free classes from Craftsy here. This sale is valid through July 27th.

50% Off Plus Free Shipping at Schoola: Whether you’re looking for back-to-school clothes, a backpack, or a tote bag, school shopping expenses can add up quickly! For a limited time only, receive 50% off your entire order at Schoola plus free shipping when you enter the promotional code BACKTOSCHOOLA at checkout. Schoola is an online used women and kids’ clothing store that features gently used clothing at tremendous discounts compared to regular retail prices. Most of the items are name-brand clothing, and a portion of each sale helps support local schools. Plus, when you sign up as a new Schoola member, you’ll receive a FREE $15 credit. At checkout, you’ll see this promotion in your account as a $15 credit. So, between the free $15 in credit, the 50% off flash sale, and the free shipping, you should be able to pick up at least 2 items of clothing for FREE!

2-Pounds of Interstellar Sand for $7.99 Shipped: 13 Deals has 2 pounds of Interstellar Sand on sale for $7.99 today. As an alternative, you can also purchase 6 pounds for $15 – or just $2.50 per pound! Kids can use this sand to carve, cut, draw, and create imprints, sharp lines, and detailed art. This lightweight polymer mixture never dries out or hardens, plus it sticks to itself so it’s easy to clean up and reuse over and over again. As an added bonus, this set includes 4 free sand castle molds as well as free shipping.

Free Minecraft-Themed Math Worksheets: Download Multi Taskin’ Mom’s FREE Minecraft Themed Addition Worksheets. These fun math worksheets include single digit to double digit addition, making this freebie useful for Minecraft kids ages 5 to 12. Looking for more ways to turn gaming time into learning time? Check out all the Minecraft-themed educational products offered on Educents at a discount.

Katie is a wife and homeschooling mother of four who writes at Cincinnati Cents about saving money and having fun as a family without breaking the bank. She enjoys sharing new recipes, ideas for frugal family fun, and tips for spending less at the grocery store.

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