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21 Sep 2018   ·   2

Ends Tonight!! Spend $10 at Carter’s, Get $10 Cash Back {Plus a bonus coupon code!!}

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This HOT deal ends tonight, so grab it while you still can!!

Love shopping at Carter’s for the kids? This is a really RARE offer from Top Cash Back!

Top Cash Back is offering new members $10 cash back on ANY $10 purchase at Carter’s, making it free! (And scroll down to read more about pairing this with a coupon code for a GREAT deal!!)

Here’s how to get your FREE $10 Carter’s purchase:

1. Head here for the special Carter’s offer and sign up for a new Top Cash Back account.

2. Make a purchase valued at $10 or higher.

{Psst! Carter’s is currently running some great sales, plus you can use coupon code YAY25 to get an extra 25% off your entire purchase (excluding clearance and doorbusters)! And you can choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs. Combine the sale prices, coupon code, cash back, and free in-store pickup…and you’ve got a CRAZY deal!}

3. Within 14 days, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $10 — enough to cover your purchase!

4. After you receive the $10 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.

Deal is valid through September 21, 2018 — or while supplies last.

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

*HOT* DaySpring Coupon Code: $10 Off ANY Purchase (TONS of gift ideas starting at just $3.48 each, shipped!!)

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DaySpring is currently offering $10 off ANY purchase! This is a HOT offer because this coupon code is valid on any purchase, regardless of the amount. That means you can shop the clearance section to get FREE items after coupon code!

Shipping adds on $6.95 for purchases under $20. To maximize your savings and get the most out of this deal, I’d recommend grabbing at least two items from the clearance section that add up to $10 or less, so that you’re paying just $6.95 shipped for TWO items!

That’s like paying just $3.48 per item, shipped — which is just as good as a getting huge discounts on these items with free shipping! This is a great opportunity to grab really inexpensive gift ideas to put away for later. Think birthdays, Christmas, and more!

Here are just a few deals I spotted (and feel free to mix & match!)…

Buy 2 Inspirational Coloring Books at $5 each (reg. $9.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 each!

(These are so great for friends who love adult coloring!)

Buy 2 Jumbo Coffee Mugs at $5 each (reg. $12.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 each!
(Easy gift idea for just about anyone who drinks coffee, tea, or hot chocolate! These are perfect for Christmas gifts!)

Buy 2 Wall Art Pieces at $4-$5 each (reg. $9.99 – $14.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $8-$10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 each!
(These make such great wedding, birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas gift ideas on a budget!)

Buy 2 Sets of 3-Pack Pocket Notebooks at $4 each (reg. $8)
Use code MERRY10 to get $8 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 per set!

(These make great just because, encouragement, or “I’m thinking of you” gifts!)

Buy 2 Sets of Magnets (6 count) at $3.99 – $5 each (reg. $7.99 – $9.98)
Use code MERRY10 to get $7.98-$10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 per set!
(These would pair great with the pocket notebooks to round out a nice gift for a friend or family member!)

Buy 3 Sets of Note Cards or Boxed Cards (10-12 count) at $3 each (reg. $5.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $9 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $2.32 per set!
(These are great to have on hand when you need them!)

Let There Be Printed Canvas Block – $10 (reg. $20)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped!
(How cute is this for someone who loves coffee?!)

Redeemed Beautiful In Its Time Magnetic Calendar – $10 (reg. $26.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped!
(This is such a beautiful gift idea on the cheap!)

Whimsical Bookcloth Premium Christian Journal – $8 (reg. $24.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $8 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped!
(This is such a great gift idea for teens!)

Welcome to the World! Baby Memory Books – $10 (reg. $24.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped!

(Great baby shower gift idea on a budget!)

This sale runs through September 25th, but shop right away before all the best stuff sells out!

Go here to shop the clearance sale and use your coupon code!

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

Rimmel Mascara for just $0.97 at Walmart!

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Grab a great deal on Rimmel Mascara at Walmart right now:

Rimmel Mascara – $3.97
Use $3/1 printable
$0.97 after coupon

Grab your printable right away, because it’s a high-value coupon that might disappear quickly!

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

Mega Construx American Girl Saige’s Balloon Festival Construction Set for just $12.25!

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Walmart has this Mega Construx American Girl Saige’s Balloon Festival Construction Set on sale for just $12.25 right now (reg. $20)!

Choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

This is a great one to grab now and put away for Christmas!

Thanks, SwagGrabber!

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

Ibotta: Save on Oral-B, Cape Cod, Smart Ones, Success Rice, plus more!

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Have you signed up for Ibotta yet? It’s one of my favorite money-making apps, and it’s a great way to save money on groceries and more—without clipping coupons! You can download the Ibotta app to get started.

Ibotta added new cash back offers today — for Oral-B, Colgate, Cape Cod, Smart Ones, Success Rice, and many more! Check them out here.

What is Ibotta?

Ibotta helps you save money on the brands you love by offering cash back on your purchases. Here’s how it works:

::Sign up for iBotta and download the free app.

::Choose any of the products that you plan to buy at the store and click on the earning opportunities and watch the videos, take the quick surveys, or read the information to add the cash to your account.

::Purchase the product at an approved retailer (make sure you’re buying it when it’s on a great sale and using a coupon, too!)

::Take a picture of your receipt when you get home and your cash will be added to your account.

::You can transfer your cash to your Paypal account whenever you want to cash out.

New to Ibotta? Go here to learn how to get started.

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

Natural & Organic Coupons & Deals

Here are the best natural & organic deals with thanks to Andrea from The Natural Green Mom for compiling them:

Top Coupons to Print: Check out this month’s healthy and organic coupons. This week’s favorites are Seventh Generation Personal Care and Wholly Guacamole. Head over to the Organic Coupon Round Up to start saving.

KIND Granola Bars: Clip the coupon and score KIND granola bars for just $0.68 each!

YumEarth: Snag these YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks for as low as $0.34 each!

Target: Pop into Target and score Navitas Organic Superfoods for just $0.99.

Walmart: Stock up on Bertolli Organic Pasta Sauce for only $1.48/jar!

Kroger Brand Stores: Pop into a Kroger or a Kroger affiliated store to nab Stonyfield yogurt or snack pouches for $1.

Subscribe & Save Under $5: Check out the long list of Amazon Subscribe & Save Healthy and Organic deals under $5. The list includes Burt’s Bees Lip Pens and Nourishing Body Oil, and Yum Earth Organic Lollipops.

Andrea Green of The Natural Green Mom wants to help you create a happy, healthy and safe home for your family. What if you could make a better future for your family by eating nourishing, real foods and using non-toxic products while still maintaining your budget? Natural Green Mom offers ways to save on groceries, helps with real food meal prep, does the organic price comparison for you, and shows you how to maintain a healthy home naturally.

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

Office Depot/OfficeMax: Free Duracell Coppertop 16-Count Batteries after rewards!

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Rewards members can score FREE Duracell AA or AAA Coppertop 16-Count Batteries at Office Depot/OfficeMax this week! Here’s how:

Buy 1 Duracell Alkaline AA or AAA 16 Count Batteries – $15.99
Get back $15.99 in Bonus Rewards – Limit 2 per member
Free after rewards

You’ll need a rewards card to take advantage of this deal, but you can get one for free here.

Valid in-stores or online through tomorrow, September 22, 2018.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

FREE $20 Camping World and Gander Outdoors Gift Cards!!

Whoa!! This is a crazy no-strings-attached deal!

Camping World is currently offering customers their choice of a FREE $5 gift card, FREE $10 gift card, or FREE $20 gift card! And Gander Outdoors is currently offering customers a FREE $20 gift card!

These gift cards are valid in-store only through September 23, 2018. Just print or show your gift card at checkout.

Thanks, Freebie Radar!

20 Sep 2018   ·   19

How We Afford Snacks and Treats for Our Kids on a Tight Grocery Budget

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

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One thing I promised the kids when we cut our grocery budget back to $70 per week was that I would still find ways to buy treats and some of their favorite foods for them. So I’ve been on the lookout for markdowns and deals on items that they especially love or that I knew would make them excited.

These items aren’t necessarily the best deals ever, but if I can afford to purchase treats for them in our budget, then I’m all about that. Also, it becomes easier to have wiggle room in your grocery budget the more you stock up and buy multiples of items when they are at their lowest price.

Here are some of my tips for being able to afford snacks if you’re on a tight grocery budget:

  1. Follow KrogerKrazy.com. So many of the great deals I find at Kroger are thanks to tips from KrogerKrazy.com. I can’t recommend this site enough! It’s fantastic if you have a Kroger or Kroger affiliate. I may check it something like 3-5 times per day. Yup. I’m THAT weird girl who gets so jazzed about new deals! By the way, the Friday-Saturday/weekend sales recently have had a LOT of great deals on snack foods.
  2. Find a local blogger. Don’t have a Kroger? Search for the name of you local store and “deals” or “coupon blogger” to see if there’s a similar site where a blogger is covering the deals at your local store. (There are so many IHeartPublix.com, TotallyTarget.com, and many more! If you know of a great blogger doing a really great job of covering deals exclusively at one store, please leave a comment and let us know!)
  3. Look for markdowns and closeouts. As you know, I always walk around the perimeter of the store looking for markdowns. If I have extra time, I’ll quickly walk through the aisles looking for the white closeout stickers at Kroger. Other stores like BigLots, have clearance carts that sometimes have really great deals on snack foods. Check at your local stores to see what they offer in the way of clearance and markdowns. I know that Target often has great markdowns on snack foods, too. (Tip: Check out my post on How to Find Great Markdowns at Kroger.)

  1. Stock up when you find a great deal. This is one of those tips that I assume every knows, but when I talk to so many people most people are not stocking up when there’s a great sale. If you know it’s something that your kids love and it’s on a great deal and you can afford it in your budget, get as many as you can! That way, you won’t have to pay full-price for snacks OR you won’t have to tell your kids that there just aren’t any snacks because you didn’t have wiggle room in your budget. I try to buy ahead at least $5-$8 worth of snack type foods each week and then we always have a good selection to choose from.
  2. Set up a stash that the kids can’t get into. Okay, so some of you might think I’m a crazy mom to do this, but I actually have a high shelf in our pantry that is known as “Mom’s Secret Stash.” It’s not really that secret since all the kids know about it, but it’s snack foods that I’ve bought extras of that they aren’t allowed to get into until I get it down. The reason is: if I leave the snack foods easily accessible, my kids go through them at alarming rates. So instead, I will put one or two bags or packages of something in the pantry that they can get into and the rest are saved for the following week (or for whenever we are running low on snacks in the other shelves of the pantry). It’s weird, but by doing this, the kids pace themselves and the snacks last much, much longer.

While packaged snacks can be fun and my kids love them, they also love homemade snack foods, too. Here are some options that are favorites around here:

8 Quick & Easy Homemade Snack Ideas

  1. Hard-Boiled Eggs
  2. Veggies
  3. Fruit
  4. Homemade Yogurt in the Crockpot
  5. Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets
  6. Popcorn
  7. Homemade Crockpot Pear or Applesauce Sauce
  8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies

8 Freezer-Friendly Snack Ideas

When you have a free day or a laid-back weekend, use some of that time to make meals and parts of meals to stick in your freezer. Things like homemade popsicleshomemade gogurtshomemade cookie doughhomemade muffins, and homemade smoothie kits are great to have on hand.

  1. Freezer-Friendly Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
  2. Freezer-Friendly Banana Bread
  3. Easy Morning Glory Muffins
  4. Homemade Energy Bites
  5. Brown Bag Burritos
  6. Homemade Pizza Pockets
  7. Southwest Roll-ups
  8. Best Ever Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

I stopped by Kroger on Monday and Tuesday of this week after school dropoffs and here’s what I picked up:

Monday Kroger Shopping Trip

Tuesday Kroger Shopping Trip

  • 1 package of Simple Truth popcorn — $2.99 — used $0.50/1 Simple Truth Digital Coupon (no longer available) — $2.49
  • 1 Popwell Chipotle BBQ snack — on closeout for $0.87
  • 1 Cousin Willie’s Popcorn — on closeout for $1.25
  • EPIC Protein Bar — free with Free Friday coupon
  • 3 boxes of Simple Truth Whole Wheat Spaghetti Noodles — on sale for $1.29, used $0.50/1 Simple Truth Digital Coupon (no longer available) — $0.79 each after coupon
  • Siggis Yogurt — marked down to $0.79
  • 3 Oscar Mayer Deli Turkey Meat — on closeout for $2.09 each
  • Lettuce — marked down to $1.29
  • 1 Dole Organic Salad Kit — $1.99
  • Gallon of milk — $2.69
  • Total with tax: $21.29

What I’ve Spent So Far This Week

Total I’ve Spend So Far This Week: $33.21

Total Left to Spend: $36.79

Cashback Earned This Week: 87 points from Fetch Rewards for buying Oscar Mayer + scanning another receipt + $0.25 back from Ibotta for scanning a receipt

Looking for more ideas?

What tips and advice do you have for saving money on snacks? I’d love to hear!

20 Sep 2018   ·   0

Money Saving Mom’s Daily Deal Round-Up for September 20, 2018

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Hottest Deals

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Popular Deals Still Available

20 Sep 2018   ·   0

TOMS Youth Classic Shoes as low as $19.99, plus more!

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Through September 23rd, TOMs is having a Surprise Sale where you can get up to 50% off select styles for the whole family!

Get these Daisy Embroidered Denim Youth Luca Slip-Ons for just $19.99!

Get these Multi Pink Floral Embroidered Youth Classics for just $19.99!

Get these Multi Pink Floral Tiny TOMS Mary Jane Flats for only $19.99!

Get these Glow in the Dark Fireworks Navy Canvas Youth Classics for just $24.99!

Get these Glow in the Dark Fireflies Youth Classics for just $24.99!

Shipping is free on orders over $60; otherwise, shipping is $5.99.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

20 Sep 2018   ·   2

Girl’s Leggings only $3.99 shipped!

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Right now, Gymboree has select girl’s leggings on sale for only $3.99! Plus, shipping is free!

This is a great time to stock up for fall and winter.

Valid through September 30, 2018, while supplies last.