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16 Nov 2018   ·   0

All-New Echo Dot only $23.32 shipped, plus more!

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Right now, Amazon is offering $80 off when you buy three All-new Echo Dots (3rd Generation)! That’s like paying just $23.32 each, shipped! Just add three to your cart and the discount will apply at checkout.

You can also get this Echo Dot Kids Edition for only $33.32 shipped when you buy three! Just add three to your cart and the discount will apply at checkout.

Buy two of these Echo Spots and get $100 off your total making them only $79.99 each, shipped! Just add two to your cart and the discount will apply at checkout.

Buy two of these All-new Echo Shows (2nd Generation) and get $120 off your total making them only $169.99 each, shipped! Just add two to your cart and the discount will apply at checkout.

Don’t forget!! All Amazon orders ship FREE with no minimum until Christmas! If you want a guaranteed faster shipping speed, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And be sure to sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use when shopping on Amazon.

16 Nov 2018   ·   0

Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows only $0.50 at Kroger!

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You can get Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows for just $0.50 at Kroger right now! Here’s how:

Kraft Marshmallows – $1
Use $1/4 digital coupon (limit 5)
Submit for $0.25/1 Ibotta Rebate
$0.50 after coupon and rebate

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

16 Nov 2018   ·   0

LEGO Classic Ocean’s Bottom Building Set for just $18.99 shipped!

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This HOT deal is back, but at an even LOWER price than last time!!

Amazon has this LEGO Classic Ocean’s Bottom Building Set for just $18.99 shipped — the LOWEST price on record!

Don’t forget!! All Amazon orders ship FREE with no minimum until Christmas! If you want a guaranteed faster shipping speed, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And be sure to sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use when shopping on Amazon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

16 Nov 2018   ·   0

LOWEST Prices on Fire Tablets! {Black Friday has started!!}

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It’s official! Amazon Black Friday Sales have begun!! First up — tablets!! Check out these LOWEST priced deals!

Get this Fire HD 10 Tablet, 32 GB for only $99.99 shipped!

Get this Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 16 GB with Kid Proof Case (2 pack) for only $119.98 shipped! That’s like paying only $59.99 each shipped!

Get this Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa, 32 GB, with All-New Show Mode Charging Dock for only $144.99 shipped!

Get this All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 32 GB with Kid-Proof Case (2 Pack) for just $149.98 shipped! That’s like paying only $74.99 each shipped!

Get this All-New Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet, 32 GB, with Kid-Proof Case (2 pack) for just $249.98 shipped! That’s like paying only $124.99 each shipped!

You can also get this All-New Show Mode Charging Dock for Fire HD 10 for only $44.99 shipped!

Don’t forget!! All Amazon orders ship FREE with no minimum until Christmas! If you want a guaranteed faster shipping speed, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And be sure to sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use when shopping on Amazon.

16 Nov 2018   ·   0

70% off Tide Pods, Gain Flings and Bounce Dryer Sheets at Target!

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This week, Target is offering a free $10 Target gift card when you buy three select household cleaning products! Check out these deal scenarios:

Buy two Tide Pods 42 – 51 count – $11.99 each
Buy one Bounce Dryer Sheets 240 count – $9.19
Total = $33.17
Use 10% on Tide Pods & Gain Flings Cartwheel offer
Use $3/1 Tide Regular Pods 10 ct+ printable coupon (expires one day after printing; limit one)
Use $3/1 Tide Regular Pods 10 ct+ coupon found in the 10/28 P&G (exp 11/24)
Use $2/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner, or Bounce/Downy Sheets, or In Wash Scent Boosters, Bounce Bursts, or Dreft Blissfuls printable coupon (expires one day after printing; limit one)
Or use $2/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner, or Bounce/Downy Sheets, or In Wash Scent Boosters, Bounce Bursts, or Dreft Blissfuls coupon found in the 10/28 P&G (exp 11/24)
Pay $22.77
Get back a free $10 Target Gift Card
$12.77 after coupons and gift card

Buy one Tide Pods 42 – 51 count – $11.99
Buy one Gain Flings 42 count – $11.99
Buy one Bounce Dryer Sheets 240 count – $9.19
Total = $33.17
Use 10% on Tide Pods & Gain Flings Cartwheel offer
Use $3/1 Tide Regular Pods 10 ct+ printable coupon (expires one day after printing; limit one)
Or use $3/1 Tide Regular Pods 10 ct+ coupon found in the 10/28 P&G (exp 11/24)
Use $2/1 Gain Flings, Gain Powder or Gain Liquid Detergent printable coupon (expires one day after printing; limit one)
Use $2/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner, or Bounce/Downy Sheets, or In Wash Scent Boosters, Bounce Bursts, or Dreft Blissfuls printable coupon (expires one day after printing; limit one)
Or use the $2/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner, or Bounce/Downy Sheets, or In Wash Scent Boosters, Bounce Bursts, or Dreft Blissfuls coupon found in the 10/28 P&G (exp 11/24)
Pay $23.77
Get back a free $10 Target Gift Card
$13.77 after coupons and gift card

Valid through November 17, 2018.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

16 Nov 2018   ·   2

*HOT* Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Deal: 3-Month Family Plan for only $2.99 + FREE Kids Headphones!

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Wow! Amazon is currently offering a 3-Month Family Plan Subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for only $2.99 (regularly $29.99)!

Plus, for a limited time, you’ll also score a promotional credit for a FREE pair of Mickey Mouse or Coco kids headphones (regularly $19.99)!

The credit will be automatically applied to your Amazon account after you sign up for the FreeTime subscription. (You’ll most likely also receive an e-mail notifying you the credit has been added to your account.)

Once you receive the credit, just choose either the Mickey Mouse or Coco headphones on this page and the credit will automatically apply to your purchase, making them FREE! Promotional credit expires March 17, 2019.

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is available on Kindles, Fire Tablets, Android phones and tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Kid Edition tablets and is an all-in-one subscription for kids that offers unlimited access to over 13,000 kid-friendly movies, books, educational apps, TV shows, and games.

Valid for a limited time only.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

16 Nov 2018   ·   0

Ibotta: Save on Ortega, Keebler, KIND, Quaker, 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 Ortega, Keebler, KIND, Quaker, Heinz, Marie’s, 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.

16 Nov 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 Back to Nature, Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes, and Muir Glen Pasta Sauce. Head over to the Organic Coupon Round Up to start saving.

Thanksgiving Price Guides: How much will your turkey dinner cost? Check out the Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and/or Costco Thanksgiving Price Guides.

Target: Nab Pearls Organic Olives for just $1.99 (regularly $4.99!)

Walmart: Score FREE Forto Organic Coffee Shots. Could be great in an adult stocking!

Wool Dryer Balls: Go dryer sheet free with this hot deal on re-useable wool dryer balls.

Larabars: There is a new coupon deal on Larabars. Score bars as low as $0.53 each!

Costco: Check out this month’s healthy and organic Costco coupon deals good through 11/26.

Subscribe & Save $5 List: Check out the long list of Amazon Subscribe & Save Healthy and Organic deals $5. The list includes GoGo Squeez 12 count box, Jason’s Toothpaste and Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil.

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 slow cooker recipes, teaches how to make natural beauty products, and shows you how to maintain a healthy home naturally.

15 Nov 2018   ·   15

Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Rome

Welcome to my series on our 10-day trip to Rome and India where I’m sharing a peek into our trip — where we went, what we learned, and how we saved money. For details on why we went to Rome and India, read this post. For more information on where we stayed in Rome, read this post.

We only had one full day to see the sights in Rome and we wanted to make the most of it — and we also wanted to keep our expenses down as much as possible. So we ended up deciding to only spend money on a few things today — the tickets to the Vatican Museum, lunch out at an outdoor cafe (we ate snacks we had brought with us on the trip for breakfast and then grabbed some inexpensive sandwiches for dinner), and gelato. We also stopped once at a convenience store to re-stock our water bottles since they were selling them for around $0.75 USD each and that was half the cost of anywhere else we found.

We opted against paying for any transportation and instead just walked everywhere. It was a LOT of walking (maybe 10-12 miles?), but it meant we got great exercise and we got to see a lot more of Rome very up close and personal!

As we were walking, we kept seeing signs advertising “American Breakfasts”. I found it interesting that this is what they consider an American Breakfast… and the price is kind of crazy high! (Scrambled eggs, toast, and coffee and orange juice for around $17 USD with the exchange rate. Say what???)

They day could not have been more perfect weather-wise. I wore comfortable shoes, leggings, a tunic top, and a heavy long sweater and that was the right outfit choice as it was cozy, and I found that when the sun was behind a cloud, I needed my sweater.

But when the sun was out, it was warm enough that I didn’t need my sweater during the middle of the day. (I also brought a lightweight scarf in the backpack and ended up using it when it cooled down in the evening.)

It was fun to pop into McDonald’s and see what they offered in Rome. It was definitely somewhat different than America!

We started the day off by visiting the Pantheon (it’s completely free to get in). I had visited here back in 2016 so it was fun to get to take Jesse here to experience it!

Jesse went around and read almost every plaque and sign and absorbed all of the historical significance. I love watching him hungrily lap up anything history-related!

Next, we headed to the Trevi Fountain (it’s free to visit). Even though the fountains were off because they were being cleaned, there were still mobs of people taking photos.

The sun was so bright and the crowds were so packed that we struggled to find any place with decent lighting to get a photo. But after multiple tries, we finally got this one.

It was a long walk to Vatican Museum and it took us over 30 minutes to get there, but it was a beautiful walk. There were a LOT of people outside St. Peter’s Basilica, and we we had to almost push through the crowds to get to the museum.

(We found out later that the pope has his general audience to the people on Wednesdays so that’s why it was so crazy crowded at St. Peter’s Basilica! I’d recommend not going on a Wednesday unless you want to get to see the pope. We didn’t realize we could have seen him… I somehow missed that in my research!)

We had purchased our tickets online in advance for the Vatican Museum. It was 4 Euros more per ticket to do this, but when we saw the huge crowds, we were glad that we had.

In the end, it didn’t save us an hour or two of extra time waiting in line to have booked our tickets ahead of time, but it definitely saved us some time and also gave us peace of mind that we would be able to get into the museum!

(I had read online that you’ll sometimes have to wait in line an hour or two just to get your tickets. And there’s a possibility that there will be so many people there that you won’t get to get tickets at all.)

The one place we knew we wanted to see for sure in the museum was the Sistine Chapel. You end up walking through a lot of the museum to get to it!

I had been to the Vatican Museum before, but it was fun to see it again (this time in a less sleep deprived and hungry state!)

The ornate-ness of everything can almost feel overwhelming! It’s inspiring and beautiful and just so much — everywhere you look!

This was one of my favorite photos from this day. It aptly captures the essence and beauty of the Vatican Museum.

And of course, Jesse stopped to read a LOT of signs and take it all in… and then he’s been telling me so many interesting tidbits from what he learned over the past week!

You’re not supposed to take any photos in the Sistine Chapel… though so many people were anyway! But I stood outside the chapel and took this photo looking in to give you a little peek!

We made the mistake of not looking for the secret passageway to get to St. Peter’s Basilica from the Vatican Museum so we didn’t end up getting to go into it because the line to get in was massive and we likely would have waited in it for 2-3 hours (it’s free to get in but because it was Wednesday and it was the day that the pope does the general assembly there were SO many people waiting in line!) But we did get some great photos outside!

By the way, on the Vatican site, it says you can’t bring backpacks in to the museum — that you’d have to check them for free at the coat check. But we were able to bring our backpacks in and they didn’t ask us to check them.

We ate a late lunch a cafe and then made our way to the Coliseum. On our way, we saw this — I guess it was a restoration of this site that had been dug up in an archeological dig? It looked like painstaking work but it was fascinating to watch!

I hadn’t gotten to spend time at the Coliseum last time we went to Rome, so I was thrilled to get to spend some time there this time! It’s so massive and impressive!

The gates were closed by the time we got there so we couldn’t go in it (you have to pay to do so), but we got to walk around the entire thing and take our time soaking it all up and being pretty awestruck by how massive it was.

On the back side of the Coliseum, there was hardly anyone and it kind of felt like we were having our own private tour! Also, if you don’t actually go inside, it’s completely free to walk around it for as long as you’d like!

After spending time at the Coliseum, we headed to the Spanish Steps. I’d not been to this area on my last trip (at least I don’t think so!) and it was so beautiful and upscale. (There were so many high end shops around here I almost felt like we had better leave because we weren’t dressed nicely enough to be walking down these streets with Gucci shops!)

We sat on the Spanish Steps for quite awhile to take a breather and to just take it all in!

Drew, Jamie, and their two kids — our fellow travelers and good friends!

On the way back to our apartment, we knew we wanted to find a gelato shop. We decided to look for one that had a lot of people at it as we’d been told that was the sign of a good shop. We found Giolitti and it had people all around and was bustling inside, so we decided to go with it!

I’m more of an ice cream person than a gelato person, but when it Rome, you need to buy gelato and then eat the entire huge cone yourself since you walked so many miles! 🙂

I’m so grateful for Jamie’s friendship and that it worked out for us to go on this trip together. Jamie has loved me so wholeheartedly and poured into me so much this past year.

We’re so different and yet we complement one another so well. Also, it’s such a gift when you can just be yourself in a relationship and you don’t have to try to be “on” or to even worry about what the other person is thinking.

We’ve experienced so much crazy together on this trip and we were talking about how much you really get to know people when you are in close quarters and experiencing long days and short nights and weird schedules and challenging circumstances (like racing through airports and barely making some of our flights because of different flight delays, spending 3 days in a hotel in India that only had primitive bathrooms, learning to eat interesting and unique foods with our hands only in India, language barriers in India, luggage that didn’t make it on our flight, many unexpected delays, jet lag, hotel rooms that wreaked of mold and smoke, days that were so hot we were dripping with sweat for hours… and so much more! I’ll be sharing about all of this in my upcoming posts!)

Trips like this bring out the best and worst in people and it’s only served to further strengthen our friendship to experience all of this together! I’m so grateful!

Have you been to Rome before? If so, what are your favorite budget-friendly recommendations? Tell us in the comments!

Next up: Our rather eventful flight from Rome to London, almost missing our flight, all of our bags not making it on the flight, and more about our first day in India. Stay tuned!

15 Nov 2018   ·   0

Money Saving Mom’s Daily Deal Round-Up for November 15, 2018

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Hottest Deals

Online Deals

Deals Around Town

Freebies

In-Store Deals

Popular Deals Still Available

15 Nov 2018   ·   0

*HOT* iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity for $449.99 shipped!

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Since SO many of you mentioned in our Facebook group that you’re on the lookout for a Roomba deal this Black Friday season…here’s the first deal we’ve seen so far!

Amazon currently has the iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity for $449.99 shipped.

This is a HUGE price drop and the LOWEST price on record! I’m not sure how long this will last. Happy Savings!!

Don’t forget!! All Amazon orders ship FREE with no minimum until Christmas! If you want a guaranteed faster shipping speed, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And be sure to sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use when shopping on Amazon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!