48-Hour Giveaway: $25 Lamplights Scripture Prints Credit (10 Winners)


Lamplights Prints is an Etsy store dedicated to making fresh and beautiful designs of timeless truth. They offer Scripture prints for every room in your home!

Lamplight Prints

They have a large variety of Scripture prints — including Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms/Proverbs, and Holiday prints. Additionally, they also now carry both 8×10’s and 11×14’s in all of their prints. Plus, they just recently started offering Christmas cards!

Lamplight Prints

The folks behind Lamplights Prints wrote me and said: “Both of us so understand being on a budget and also wanting to (1) decorate your home and (2) bless others and so, while we already priced our prints to be affordable, we’ve lowered all of our prices through the end of the year and have also offered some bundle prices, making the prices even lower when multiple prints are purchased. Our hope is to help make Christmas shopping a little more affordable for everyone and to help to grace homes with more of God’s Word!”

Get 20% Off Any Order

Use coupon code MSM2014 to get 20% off any $20 or more purchase. This coupon code is good through December 5, 2014.

Also, Lamplights Prints will be offering Buy 2 Prints, Get 2 Free on Black Friday only. Find more details here.

Lamplight Prints

For more information about Lamplights Prints, check out their website, shop their Scripture prints on Etsy, or follow them on Instagram.

Would you like to enter to win a $25 credit to the Lamplights Prints store? Just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. This giveaway ends Thursday, November 27, at 11:59 pm, CST. 10 winners will be chosen and notified early next week.

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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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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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Gretchen’s Walgreens Shopping Trip



I had a whole trip planned out but when I got to Walgreens I discovered that several items I was going to purchase as part of my plan were sold out. I had to re-work my original plan and ended up spending more than I hoped. At least I have $6 Register Rewards leftover to spend on Black Friday!

Transaction #1

1 Urgent Headache Relief to Go – $1 (Buy 1, Get $1 Register Rewards)

1 Reach Toothbrushes (3 pk) – $3 (Buy 1, Get $3 Register Rewards)
Used $0.50/1 coupon from the 8/17 SmartSource insert

1 Scope Mouthwash – $3 (Buy 1, Get $2 Register Rewards)
Used $1/1 coupon from the 11/23 SmartSource insert

Total with tax ($0.50) after coupons: $6, Received $6 Register Rewards

Transaction #2

1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste – $3.49 (Buy 1, Get $2.50 Register Rewards)
Used $0.50/1 coupon from the 11/23 SmartSource insert

1 Relief OTC Antacid – $3 (Buy 1, Get $3 Register Rewards)

2 Russell Stover Candies – $0.29 each (filler items)

Used $6 Register Rewards from Transaction #1

Total with tax ($0.51): $1.08, Received $5.50 Register Rewards

Transaction #3

1 Therapeutic Scalp Treatment – $6 (Buy 1, Get $6 Register Rewards)

1 Russell Stover Candy – $0.29 (filler item)

Used $5.50 Register Rewards from Transaction #2

Total with tax ($0.45): $1.24, Received $6 Register Rewards

Total for all transactions before coupons and Register Rewards: $29.59

Total for all transactions with tax after coupons and Register Rewards: $8.32, plus $6 Register Rewards leftover

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Gretchen’s CVS Shopping Trip: $67 worth of products for $12 out of pocket!!


CVS Shopping Trip

Transaction #1

2 Robitussin Medi-Soothers – $1.49 (Buy 1, Get $1.49 ECBs)
Used $1/1 coupon from the 11/2 RedPlum insert

1 Peanut M&M’s – $0.79 (Buy 1, Get $0.79 ECBs)

1 Kraft Mac & Cheese – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

1 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate – $0.79 (Buy 1, Get $0.79 ECBs)

1 Green Giant canned Green Beans – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

1 Colgate Toothpaste – $2.99
Used $2.99/1 CVS coupon from in-store machine
And used $0.75/1 printable

1 Sour Patch Kids Candy – $1.50 (Buy 1, Get $1.50 ECBs)

Used $4 ECBs from previous shopping trip

Total with tax ($0.90): $2.69, Received $6.55 ECBs

Transaction #2

1 CVS Pantiliners – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

1 Chex Mix – $1.99 (Buy 1, Get $1 ECBs)

1 Kraft Velveta Mac & Cheese Cup – $0.99 (I thought I was supposed to get $0.99 ECBs on this but they didn’t print since I’d already purchased the Kraft Mac & Cheese in Transaction #1.)

1 Total Home Laundry Detergent – $1.79 (Buy 1, Get $1.79 ECBs)

1 CVS Ultra-Soft Cleansing Wipes – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

Used $5.05 ECBs from Transaction #1

Total with tax ($0.55): $0.76, Received $4.77 ECBs

Transaction #3

1 Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese – $3.99 (Buy 1, Get $3 ECBs)

1 5 Cobalt Gum – $1 (Buy1, Get $1 ECBs)

1 Starbucks Double Shot Espresso – $1.50 (Buy 1, Get $1.50 ECBs)

1 Vitamin Water – $1.50 (Buy 1, Get $1.50 ECBS)

1 Listerine Mouthwash – $2.99 (Buy 1, Get $2 ECBs)
Used $1/1 printable

Used $6.27 ECBs from Transactions #1 & #2

Total with tax ($0.89): $4.60, Received $9 ECBs

Transaction #4

1 Arm & Hammer Spin Toothbrush – $5.99 (Buy 1, Get $3 ECBs)
Used $2/1 printable

1 Benefiber – $10.89 (Buy 1, Get $5 ECBs)
Used $5/1 coupon from the 11/16 SmartSource insert

1 Snickers Bar – $0.79 (Again, I thought I was going to receive $0.79 ECBs as my cashier told me I would, but I didn’t.)

Used $9 ECBs from Transaction #3

Total with tax ($1.44): $4.11, Received $8 ECBs

Total for all transactions before coupons and ECBs: $67.85

Total for all transactions with tax after coupons and ECBS: $12.16, plus $8 ECBs leftover (Like paying $4.16!)

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Earmuff Headphones + Glove Set for $19.95 shipped (this weekend only)!

IMAGE: Earmuff Headphones

Cents of Style is offering an exclusive deal through Monday for my readers only. Get a pair of Earmuff Headphones + a set of gloves for just $19.95 when you use coupon code MSM4.

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These knit sweater wired earmuffs with speakers (headphones) have fur detailing and come in four different colors. Plus, you’ll get a pair of black touch gloves.

IMAGE: Earmuff Headphones

You can play music, listen to a podcast, or talk on the phone while wearing the earmuffs! They work on your smart phone or other MP3 Device.

This offer is valid through Monday only. Use coupon code MSM4 to get this set for $19.95 shipped.

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