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21 May 2019   ·   0
Olive Garden Kids Meals for $1

Olive Garden Kids Meals for $1

The popular deal on Olive Garden Kids Meals is back!

{Looking for more kids restaurant deals? Be sure to check out our Master List of Kids Eat Free Restaurant Deals!}

Olive Garden Kids Meals for $1

Olive Garden is currently offering kids meals for just $1 with any adult entree purchase. Just go here and enter your mobile number, and you’ll receive a text message with your coupon!

Limit 2 free kids meals per coupon.

Valid through May 27, 2019.

Thanks, Freebie Radar!

20 May 2019   ·   15
I stopped drinking coffee a couple years ago and it totally changed my life in unexpected ways!!

Why I Stopped Drinking Coffee

I stopped drinking coffee a couple years ago and it totally changed my life in unexpected ways!!

I mentioned that I no longer drink coffee on Instagram Stories recently. And because I’ve gotten SO many questions about it since then, I decided it was high time I write a post about my journey with quitting coffee!

Why I stopped drinking coffee

Let’s be clear. This is not something I ever wanted to do and I never ever dreamed I’d be a non-coffee drinker!

{So there’s still hope for all you coffee drinkers out there who would like to try giving up caffeine but can’t imagine a world without your coffee!}

I started working with a nutritionist in August 2016 in hopes of clearing up my eczema and acne, and one of the first things he told me was that I had to stop drinking coffee.

I immediately replied to him and said, “Hold up. I’ll do anything else that you say, but I can not give up my coffee.”

He told me to just give it a try, trust him, and see what happens. So I did (reluctantly).

Giving up coffee wasn’t easy

Prior to that I had been drinking two BIG cups of coffee every single day for a really long time — and even three cups on the really rough days. And let me tell you, it was really, really hard to think of giving it up.

I ended up deciding to stop drinking coffee cold turkey, and I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that method. I started drinking a gallon of water every day, and I was also doing a cleanse at the time — eating only greens and then slowly adding foods back in.

The first 8 days were awful. I had a horrible headache and I craved coffee like crazy. I missed it SO much.

Mostly, though, I missed the routine of my morning coffee. I had a ritual of getting up and pouring my cup of coffee. I didn’t know what to do without having that. I loved savoring my morning over a cup of coffee. It was something that was really cathartic for me.

Because of not being able to drink coffee and having such a horrible headache, I was extremely lethargic and all I wanted to do was sleep nonstop. I was sleeping about 10 hours every night in the beginning (which is a lot more than normal for me, since I typically only need about 7 hours for a really good night’s rest.)

But you know what was happening? My body was finally trying to get caught up on all the sleep I had missed because my body was so dependent on coffee for so many years!

I didn’t even realize this until I stopped drinking coffee, but I had been masking my exhaustion and lack of energy with caffeine.

How giving up coffee was life-changing for me

It did take a few months for me to stop craving coffee. (And honestly, every once in a while — even after two years — I still crave it! But it’s not worth the headache I immediately get even if I just have a few drops of caffeine!)

Over time, it got easier and easier, and I slowly started noticing significant health changes from not drinking coffee. And I learned I can actually survive without drinking coffee — something I never thought would be possible for me!

Giving up coffee was a radical choice for me, but the radical results and changes were totally worth it:

  • I finally felt rested. For the first time in months, I felt caught up on sleep. I was getting enough sleep every night and wasn’t getting tired in the middle of the day!
  • I was happier. I had SO much more energy and was way less irritable. All around, I was just in a much better mood every day.
  • It helped my anxiety. I didn’t realize giving up caffeine would help my anxiety, but this was a life-changing result I wasn’t expecting. I’ve now realized I am extremely sensitive to caffeine, and I can immediately feel the effects even if I have a tiny bit. Not drinking coffee has helped me feel calmer on a daily basis.
  • It improved my overall health. This — combined with drinking more water and eating better — really helped improve my overall physical health.

Also, it’s been really empowering for me to realize that I’m not dependent on coffee anymore and I have the energy to get through my days without it!

What I drink instead

Since the morning ritual was what I missed most about coffee, I had to replace those habits so that I could still enjoy waking up and savoring a hot beverage first thing in the morning.

Because I’m highly sensitive to caffeine, I don’t drink caffeinated teas. So I’ve replaced my cup of coffee with a huge cup of strong herbal tea. I typically use two bags of tea so that it’s super strong, I add lots of cream (just like I did when I drank coffee), and I add honey to sweeten it.

This strong cup of herbal tea with lots of cream and honey has become a great alternative for me without sacrificing my morning ritual.

If you’re looking for some tea ideas, you can check out my favorite Decaf Chai Latte recipe or this list of my favorite decaf teas to drink.

20 May 2019   ·   0
Blue Coleman Cooler

Free Coleman Cooler after rebate!!

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Yay! This super popular Coleman Cooler freebie is back!!

Blue Coleman Cooler

TopCashBack is offering a $12.95 rebate on a Coleman Cooler purchased from Walmart, making it FREE!

Here’s how to get your FREE Coleman Cooler:

1. Head here for the special Coleman Cooler offer and sign up for a new Top Cash Back account.

2. Order a blue or red Coleman Cooler for $11.87 or $12.95. Select free in-store pickup at your local Walmart to avoid shipping costs.

3. Within 21 days, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $12.95 — all you’ll pay is a little tax!

4. After you receive the $12.95 payment in your Top Cash Back account, you can choose to transfer it to your bank account or request a Paypal payment.

This is for new Top Cash Back members only. If you are already a member, you are allowed to sign up another adult in your household.

This deal is valid through May 31, 2019 — or while supplies last.

20 May 2019   ·   3
JCPenney Shorts

*HOT* JCPenney: Buy 1, Get 2 Free Women’s Shorts

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Do you need new shorts for summer? JCPenney is currently offering Buy One, Get Two Free on select women’s shorts!

JCPenney Shorts

JCPenney is offering Buy One, Get Two Free select women’s shorts!

There are over 100 styles to choose from! No promo code is needed. Just add three pairs to your cart and you’ll see the discount at checkout.

Choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Valid through May 22, 2019.

20 May 2019   ·   0
NRGY Neko Knit Women's Running Shoes

PUMA Women’s Running Shoes only $32.99 shipped (Reg. $75!)

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Need new running shoes? This is a great deal on these PUMA Women’s Running Shoes!

NRGY Neko Knit Women's Running Shoes

Today only, you can get these PUMA NRGY Neko Knit Women’s Running Shoes for only $32.99 shipped when you use the promo code MID at checkout (regularly $75)!

Choose from seven color options.

Valid today only, May 20, 2019.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

20 May 2019   ·   0

Dino or Mermaid Adventure Packs only $14.99 shipped!

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Yay! These popular Adventure Packs are back!

Jane has these Dino or Mermaid Adventure Packs for only $14.99 shipped right now!

Choose from six colors.

Perfect for hiking, travel, the beach, or just going to the park. It is small enough for a little child, yet can hold a surprising amount.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

20 May 2019   ·   1
Sandwich Cutters

Sandwich Cutters only $5.99 shipped!

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Add some fun to your kiddo’s lunches with these Sandwich Cutters!

Sandwich Cutters

Jane has these Sandwich Cutters for only $5.99 shipped right now!

Choose from eight cute styles.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

20 May 2019   ·   1
Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone

Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone only $5.99!

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Do you remember these Fisher-Price Chatter Telephones? This would be so fun to have around!

Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone

Amazon has this Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone for only $5.99 right now!

This is the lowest price ever on record!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

20 May 2019   ·   0
Chips Ahoy! Fudge Covered Thins Bites

Chips Ahoy! Fudge Covered Thins Bites only $1.79 at Target!

Yum! These Chips Ahoy! Fudge Covered Thins Bites look so good!

Chips Ahoy! Fudge Covered Thins Bites

There is a new Target Cartwheel offer valid for 40% off Chips Ahoy! Fudge Covered Thins Bites! You can use it to score these for just $1.79:

Chips Ahoy! Fudge Covered Thins Bites – $2.99
Use 40% off the Chips Ahoy! Fudge Covered Thins Bites Cartwheel offer
Choose in-store pickup
$1.79 after coupon

Thanks, Hip2Save!

20 May 2019   ·   0
Domino's Pizza Deal

Domino’s: Large 2-Topping Pizzas only $5.99 with Carryout

Looking for a frugal dinner idea? You can get Large 2-Topping Pizzas for only $5.99 at Domino’s.

Domino's Pizza Deal

Domino’s is offering Large 2-Topping Pizzas for just $5.99 when you choose carryout right now!

Simply click on the Large 2-Topping Pizza Carryout Special offer and a new page should open and the Coupon Wizard box should pop-up. This is where you can select the toppings for your pizza.

Valid through May 26, 2019.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

20 May 2019   ·   0
Buy One, Get One Free Flip Flops

Target: Buy One, Get One Free Flip Flops = Two Pairs for just $4!

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Get ready for summer and stock up on flip flops for the whole family! Target is offering Buy One, Get One Free flip flops this week!

Buy One, Get One Free Flip Flops

Through May 25th, Target is offering Buy One, Get One Free Flip Flops both in-store and online! Prices start at just $3.99!

Men’s, Women’s, Kid’s and Toddler Flip Flops – as low as $3.99
Buy two = $7.98
Automatic Buy One, Get One Free
As low as $2 each after sale

Thanks, Hip2Save!

20 May 2019   ·   0
OxiClean Laundry Detergent Coupon

New $2/1 OxiClean Laundry Detergent Printable Coupon = $1.99 at CVS, Walgreens & Rite Aid!

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Print this new $2/1 OxiClean Laundry Detergent coupon to score these for just $1.99 at CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid!

OxiClean Laundry Detergent Coupon

There is a new $2/1 OxiClean Laundry Detergent coupon available to print! You can use it to score this for just $1.99 at all the drugstores.

CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid Deal:

OxiClean Laundry Detergent – $3.99
Use $2/1 printable
$1.99 after coupon

Thanks, Freebie Radar!

20 May 2019   ·   0
ThermaCare Heatwraps Back & Hip 2-Count

ThermaCare Heatwraps Back & Hip (2 count) Moneymaker at Target!

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Here’s a great deal on a ThermaCare Heatwraps Back & Hip 2-Count at Target!

ThermaCare Heatwraps Back & Hip 2-Count

You can score a moneymaker on ThermaCare Heatwraps Back & Hip 2-Count at Target! Here’s how:

ThermaCare Heatwraps Back & Hip 2-Count – $5.89
Use 25% off ThermaCare Neck & Back Heatwraps Cartwheel offer
And use $3/1 ThermaCare product 2ct or larger printable coupon (exp 6/2; limit 4)
Get $2 cash back via Ibotta when you buy ThermaCare Heatwraps 2ct or larger (exp 5/20)
Free plus overage after coupons and rebate

Thanks, Hip2Save!

20 May 2019   ·   0

Free Happy Inside Cereal Cup at Walmart!

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Headed to Walmart? Pick up one of these Happy Inside Cereal Cups for free!

You can get a Happy Inside Cereal Cup for free at Walmart! Here’s how:

Happy Inside Cereal – $1.88
Pay $1.88
Get $2.49 from Ibotta when you buy Happy Inside Cereal (limit 1, expires 7/19)
Free after rebate

Thanks, Hip2Save!