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1 Jun 2020   ·   0

Walgreens: Deals for the week of May 31 – June 6, 2020

Looking for all the best weekly Walgreens deals? Check out this list of the hottest deals you’ll find in-store this week!

Here are the best deals at Walgreens this week, with thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for her help with compiling these:

Balance Reward Points

Buy 3 Products, Get 6,000 Balance Reward Points (like $6)

*Deal Idea*

Buy 4 Pampers Diapers – $9
Use $3/2 digital coupon and $3 /2 Pampers Diapers or Easy Ups Training Underwear, exp. 6/13/20 (P&G 05/31/20)
Pay $30 out of pocket, Get 6,000 Balance Reward Points
$6 each after coupons and Points

Register Rewards

Buy 1 Mentos Clean Breath Mints at $1.29, Get $1.29 Register Rewards
Pay $1.29 out of pocket, Get $1.29 Register Rewards
Free after Register Rewards

Buy 2 Revlon Cosmetic Tools starting at $2.99, Get $5 Register Rewards
Pay $5.98 out of pocket, Get $5 Register Rewards
$0.48 each after Register Rewards

Buy 2 Old Spice Body Wash at $5, Get $4 Register Rewards
Use $1/2 Old Spice Body Wash digital coupon
Submit for $2/1 Ibotta Rebate limit 2
Pay $9 out of pocket, Get $4 Register Rewards and $4 in rebates
$0.50 each after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 3 Crest Toothpaste or Oral B Toothbrush at $3.99, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $5/3 digital coupon
Pay $6.97 out of pocket, Get $3 Register Rewards
$1.33 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Gillette Razors at $9.99, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $2/1 Gillette digital coupon
Pay $7.99 out of pocket, Get $3 Register Rewards
$4.99 each after coupon and Register Rewards

Other Deals In Ad

Arizona Tea – $0.50

Buy 1 Nice Sandwich Bags at $2.79, Get 2 Free
$0.93 each wyb 3

Ajax Laundry Detergent – $0.99

Purex Laundry Detergent 43 oz – $2 wyb 3

Dasani Water, 24 pk – $3.99

Nice Almonds or Cashews, 5 – 10 oz – $3.99

New to shopping at Walgreens? Be sure to head over and check out Walgreens 101 where I explain in detail how to maximize the mileage of your money at Walgreens. See the full list of deals at Walgreens this week here.

1 Jun 2020   ·   0

HighKey Mini Cookies only $0.99 at Target!

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Here’s a great deal on these HighKey Mini Cookies!

You can get HighKey Mini Cookies for only $0.99 at Target! Here’s how:

HighKey Chocolate Chip or Snickerdoodle Cookies – $3.99
Use the 25% off HighKey Chocolate Chip & Snickerdoodle Cookies Circle offer
Use the $0.75/1 HighKey Mini Cookies one-time use coupon
Pay $2.24
Get $1.25 from Ibotta for buying HighKey Mini Cookies (limit 3)
$0.99 after coupons and rebate

Thanks, Hip2Save!

1 Jun 2020   ·   0

CVS: Deals for the week of May 31-June 6, 2020

Looking for all the best weekly CVS deals? Check out this list of the hottest deals you’ll find in-store this week!

Here are the best deals at CVS this week, with a big thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for her help in compiling them:

Buy 2 Physician Formulated Make Up Remover at $7.29, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $4/2 CVS coupon printing from CVS machine
Pay $10.58 out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs
$0.29 each after coupon and ECBs

Buy 2 L’Oreal Hair Care at $4, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $4/2 coupon from the 5/31 RMN insert
Pay $4 out of pocket, Get $2 ECBs
$1 each after coupons, rebates and ECBs

Buy 2 Sally Hansen Nail Polish at $3.89, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Pay $7.78 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
$1.39 each after ECBs

Buy 1 Bull Dog Razor at $9.99, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $4/1 Bull Dog CVS App coupon
Pay $5.99 out of pocket, Get $4 ECBs
$1.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor at $8.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $4/1 Schick Hydro or Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or Refill, exp. 6/6/20 (SS 05/17/20)
Pay $4.99 out of pocket, Get $3 ECBs
$1.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 2 Garnier Hair Color at $7, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $4/2 coupon from the 5/31 RMN insert
Pay $12 out of pocket, Get $4 ECBs
$4 each after coupons, rebates and ECBs

Buy 1 Domino’s Pizza, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shop or Netflix at $50, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
Pay $50 out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs
$40 after ECBs

Spend $10, Get $5 ECBs

*Deal Idea*

Buy 1 Listerine Mouthwash 1 L – $7.29
Buy 1 Listerine Ready Tabs – $3.99
Use $2/1 Listerine Tabs CVS App coupon
Submit for $5/1 Visa Gift Card Rebate
Pay $9.28 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs and $5 gift card rebate
Free plus $0.72 moneymaker after coupon, gift card rebate and ECBs

Spend $20, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)

*Deal Idea*

Buy 2 Pampers Diapers – $10
Use $3/2 Pampers CVS App coupon
Pay $17 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
$6 each after coupon and ECBs

Other Deals in Ad

Arizona Tea – $0.50

Garnier Hair Care at $3.50
Use $3/2 coupon from the 5/31 RMN insert
Use $2/2 CVS coupon printing from CVS machine
$1 each after coupons

Tide Simply Laundry Detergent 40 oz – $2.94
Use $0.50/1 CVS App coupon or $0.50/1 Tide Simply Liquid Laundry Detergent, Tide Simply PODS, Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner, Bounce/Downy Sheets, In-Wash Scent Boosters, or ERA Laundry Detergent, exp. 6/13/20 (RMN 05/10/20)
$2.44 after coupon

New to shopping at CVS? Be sure to check out my CVS 101 post that gives you the full scoop on how to get the best bargains at CVS. See the full list of deals at CVS here.

31 May 2020   ·   13

A Peek Into Our Week (lots of baby pictures!)

5 weeks old!

Kierstyn started smiling at us this week… which is the sweetest thing ever and we all spend a lot of time every day trying to get her to smile! (See more videos of her here.)

Her other big news is that we found out at her one-month checkup this week that she has surpassed her birth weight!! We’ve worked hard for every one of those ounces and that was a huge milestone for her (and me!)

I’m also thrilled to report that after much effort and time and making a few tweaks in the past five days, my milk supply has been up significantly this week!! In fact, I even had enough extra to put three small bags in the freezer this week!! If you’ve ever struggled with low supply, you know what a big deal this is!! I’m so grateful and hopeful that this is going to continue! We’ll see!

She and Champ both are discovering their hands right now and it’s so fun to watch! They continue to be great sleepers and are mostly on the same schedule most of the time. They are such a gift to our lives and we just love having two babies!

30 May 2020   ·   0

10 Questions You Should Ask Before Signing a Lease

Thinking about renting a home? Be sure you know about these important questions to ask before signing a lease!

Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

“I’m a wife and mom of 3. My husband and I may be selling our home to be in a better financial situation. I share your heart for wanting to bless others and we’re ready to get out of debt. We would need to rent for a few years at least. Would you mind sharing some questions you should ask before signing a lease?” – Maria

Because we always had a goal to pay cash for a home, we have rented for 11 of our 17 years of marriage.

We’ve been in multiple different rentals — including apartments, duplexes, and houses. So we have a lot of experience renting different types of homes.

We’ve also been on the other side of the coin, because we were landlords for years and rented out three houses in Kansas for quite a while.

If you’re getting ready to rent a home, these are the top 10 questions I would recommend you ask before signing a lease…

Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

1. What is your landlord like?

Who are the landlords and will they take good care of you? Having good landlords is the #1 thing I recommend when it comes to renting a home.

More than anything else, your landlords are going to make or break your rental experience.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the most amazing house in the most amazing area with everything you ever wanted in a home. You’ll have a bad experience if you have terrible landlords.

You’re dependent on your landlords if something goes wrong and there’s a problem. You need the kind of landlords that will step in and help you out.

If they’re hard to get a hold of, don’t care, are rude or mean, or aren’t helpful, it’s going to be very difficult when you encounter a problem.

Over the years we’ve had to contact landlords for a lot of issues — including getting termites, having a hot water heater break, and the AC going out. And having good landlords made those situations much more bearable.

Pay attention to how landlords and apartment managers interact/engage with you — if they’re responsive, if they seem to care about you as people and will take care of you, whether they answer your questions,  and if they seem like they want you to have a great experience.

And be sure to look online at reviews of property management companies and apartment complexes. Do your research!

2. What is the rental lease agreement?

Pay really close attention to the rental lease agreement and make sure to read all of the fine print.

Look for answers to these important questions:

  • Can you get out of the agreement? If so, what does that look like? Are there consequences for breaking the lease?
  • How much notice do you need to give if you don’t plan to renew?
  • Does the landlord have plans to sell the home at any point while you’re renting?
  • How long is the rental term agreement?
  • How do you get the deposit back at the end of the lease? What are the requirements for that?

Some of these questions might seem silly or obvious, but we once didn’t get our deposit back, simply because we hadn’t fully swept out the garage!

So be sure to protect yourself and be prepared by reading and understanding all the terms of the rental agreement. And also be sure to get renter’s insurance for extra protection.

3. Will the home serve your family well?

Make sure you can walk through the house/apartment before signing the lease.

(We had to rent a house sight unseen when we moved to TN, and even though we had friends do a video tour for us, I do not recommend it.)

As you do the walk-through, imagine you and your family living out a typical day in the home. Does it have everything you’d need or want in a home?

Is anything missing? If so, can you live without it? Or is it a non-negotiable that makes the home not suitable to your family’s needs?

It’s never going to be perfect, but as much as is possible, try to find a home that you’ll be comfortable in and that will serve your family well.

4. What is the neighborhood like?

I recommend exploring the potential neighborhood at several different times of day to get a feel for the neighborhood and make sure you like the area.

If you want to get an idea of the types of neighbors you’ll have, you might stop by around the time people get off work.

And if at all possible, check out what the neighborhood is like at night. A lot of times, neighborhoods are totally different at night than during the day. You might discover that neighbors throw parties or play loud music late at night.

It’s important to like the area you live, so don’t forget to ask yourself this question before signing a lease!

5. How convenient is it?

Look on Google Earth and drive around some. Make sure it’s convenient and works for your family.

How long will it take to get to the nearest grocery store or gas station?

Where will you shop? Where will your kids go to school?

All of these things are important!

6. How do repairs & maintenance work?

Make sure you understand how the repairs work in the home you’ll be renting:

  • Who does the repairs? How do you contact that person?
  • What is the time frame you can expect repairs to be done in?
  • Do you have to pay up front and get reimbursed? Or will it be paid for?

Also, be sure you ask what exterior maintenance you’re responsible for. Some landlords take care of lawn maintenance and others expect you to take care of it yourself.

7. What are the rules about improving & decorating the home?

Make certain you clearly understand the rules about improving on the home.

Can you paint the walls? Can you hang photos? Are you allowed to do upgrades?

One time while renting, we got approval to do some improvements on the house we were in…only to find out that we were expected to undo all of it before moving out — even though it was adding value to the home!

So you never know. It’s always important to ask this question before signing a lease.

8. What extra costs are you responsible for?

Make sure you know what extra costs you’re responsible for and which costs the landlord pays.

For example, you might want to ask:

  • Are utilities included?
  • If not, what are the typical costs? (You can call the power company and ask what the bill typically runs for that address.)
  • Is there a washer/dryer or will you have to pay for a laundromat?
  • Do you have to pay for a trash/recycling service?

9. What’s the pet policy?

If you have pets, make sure you know the pet policy.

  • Do they allow pets at all? If so, which kinds?
  • Are there any size or breed restrictions?
  • Is there a pet deposit? Is there pet rent each month?
  • Are they willing to make any exceptions to those rules?

If pets are an important part of your family, don’t forget to ask this question before signing a lease!

10. Are there any amenities that you get access to?

If you’re in an apartment, town home, or gated community, be sure to ask about amenities that are available.

There might be perks you don’t even know about if you don’t ask — such as a pool, exercise room, playground, and more!

And if you do have access to these amenities, make sure you understand how to access them easily.

Every family is unique and has different needs, but if you go in prepared, you’re much more likely to have a better renting experience!


Are there any other questions you’d recommend asking before signing as lease?

30 May 2020   ·   2

Amazon Music Unlimited | Free Trial for 90 Days!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

Looking for an Amazon Music Unlimited promo code or deal? Don’t miss this latest offer to get a free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited for 90 days!!

Psst! Don’t forget you can also currently get a FREE 2-month Kindle Unlimited trial and a FREE 30-day Audible trial with a bonus audiobook!

Amazon Music Unlimited promo code

Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial

If you’re a Prime member who has never tried Amazon Music Unlimited, then be sure to check out this deal to get a FREE 90-day subscription!

This is a HOT deal, because you typically only get 30 days for free and then pay $7.99 each month after that. That means you’re getting an extra 2 months completely free — a savings of $23.97!

When you sign up, you’ll get:

  • Completely ad-free music streaming.
  • Tens of millions of songs and thousands of expert-programmed playlists and stations.
  • The ability to listen to any song, anytime, anywhere, on all your devices – smartphone, tablet, PC/Mac, Fire TV, and Alexa-enabled devices like Amazon Echo.
  • Personalized recommendations based on your listening habits.
  • Offline listening with downloadable songs and playlists.
  • The hottest new releases from today’s most popular artists.
  • The choice of an individual or family plan.

*Note: After your first 90 -day Amazon Music Unlimited free trial, your plan will automatically renew at the monthly rate of $7.99 per month. If you don’t wish to continue at the full price each month, be sure to cancel before your first 90 days is up.

Valid ONLY for Prime members who are new subscribers, for a limited time only.

Go here to get started with your free 90-day subscription.

30 May 2020   ·   0

New Checkout 51 Offers: Nivea, Nathan’s, Country Crock, plus more!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

Have you signed up for Checkout 51 yet? It’s a great way to save money on groceries and more—without clipping coupons! And there are some great new Checkout 51 offers today!

Psst! Did you see you can now get Checkout 51 gas rewards?!

New Checkout 51 Rebates

Some new Checkout 51 offers were added this week — for Nathan’s, Nivea, Country Crock, Minute Maid, and more! Check them out here.

What is Checkout 51?

Checkout 51 helps you save money on the brands you love. Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through their mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20, Checkout 51 sends you a check.

You can download the Checkout 51 app or use Checkout 51 straight from your home computer.

How Checkout 51 Works

More tips for using Checkout 51:

  • Offers go live on Thursdays at 12:00 AM in each time zone. They expire the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM in each time zone. You must submit the receipts while the offers are live.
  • Offers are available in limited quantities. Check your offer list before you go shopping to ensure that the offer is still available, and upload the receipt immediately after purchase to avoid disappointment.
  • A quantity of (1) of each offer is eligible for cash back per member.
  • Each receipt can only be used once.
  • They can only give cash back for the exact product listed, so please read carefully.
  • You are permitted to use Checkout 51 cash back offers with any other coupon or discount unless otherwise stated.
  • Items purchased from online retailers are eligible for cash back. Packing slips are accepted as proof of purchase. Online purchases are subject to the same submission timelines as receipts.

Go here to sign up for Checkout 51.

30 May 2020   ·   1

Brigette’s $96 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

4 cans Green Beans – $1.52

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.59

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $2.19

2 pkgs Zucchini – $3.21

2 bags Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 large jar Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Cauliflower – $1.99

1 Cabbage – $1.79

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $1.88

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $2.19

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.59

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.89

1 3-lb bag Pazazz Apples – $2.79

4 cartons Strawberries – $3.96

1 carton Grape Tomatoes – $1.49

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.99

1 8-oz pkg Sliced Cheese – $1.33

1/2 gallon Orange Juice – $1.59

1 gallon 1% Milk – $0.97

1/2 gallon Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.65

1 gallon Whole Milk – $0.97

1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.55

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 32-oz carton Plain Greek Yogurt – $3.45

1 canister Quick Oats – $2.36

1 pkg Pepperoni – $2.19

1-lb Sausage – $1.89

2 1-lb pkgs Deli Meat – $5.70

1 can Chicken Breast – $1.99

1 pkg Turkey Kielbasa – $2.35

1 32-oz carton Egg Whites – $2.95

2 16-oz bags Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $5.50

2 16-oz bags Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $5.50

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 large box Corn Flakes – $0.99

1 box Crisp Rice – $1.36

1 box Raisin Bran – $1.59

1 1-lb box Butter Quarters – $2.66

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.55

1 bag Veggie Straws – $1.99

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.25

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.67

4 Skyr Yogurts – $1.96

Weekly Grocery Total: $96.95

Weekly Menu Plan


Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfast. Choices include:

Oatmeal, Cereal, Fruit, Yogurt, Toast, Scrambled/Boiled/Fried Eggs, Veggie Omelets


Deli Meat/Cheese Sandwiches, Applesauce, Mini Cucumbers x 2

Salad Bar x 2

Veggie Straws, Cheese Sticks, Hard Boiled Eggs, Peppers

Leftovers x 2


Crustless Quiche (I’ll use deli meat in this), Broccoli, Tossed Salad

Grilled Hobo Packets, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins, Strawberries

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Baked Sweet Potatoe Fries, Tossed Salad

Taco Salad (I use seasoned ground venison), Rice

Upside Down Pizza (using pepperoni instead of ground beef), Green Beans

Dinner Out with Friends (yay for indoor dining in SC!)

Biscuits and Gravy, Roasted Zucchini

30 May 2020   ·   0
Wikki Stix

Free Kid’s Online Summer Camp with Wikki Stix

Do your kids love Wikki Stix? Here’s a FUN freebie for them this summer!

Wikki Stix

Starting June 17th, Wikki Stix is offering a free Online Summer Camp for Kids!

Each Wednesday for five weeks, fun activities will be emailed to you. These activities will use simple, inexpensive household items like paper plates, paper towel or toilet paper cores, lunch sacks, soup cans, cupcake liners and more.

Recommended for ages 4 to 12.

Sign up here to be part of the fun!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

30 May 2020   ·   0
free summer science bundle

Free Summer Science Enrichment Bundle

Sign up for a free science bundle for some fun summer learning!

free summer science bundle

Looking for some educational resources for the summer? Sign up for this free Summer Science Enrichment Bundle!

The project bundle includes a Parent Guide with project instructions, discussion starters, scientific background, Scriptural connections, and extra resources. The bundle also includes a Student Lab Notebook where students can brainstorm, record observations, and interact with Scripture.

This is free for a limited time only.