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4 Jun 2020   ·   0
Black Forest Fruit Snacks Juicy Bursts, Mixed Fruit

Black Forest Fruit Snacks Juicy Bursts, Mixed Fruit (40 count) only $5.66 shipped!

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Stock up on these Black Forest Fruit Snacks Juicy Bursts!

Black Forest Fruit Snacks Juicy Bursts, Mixed Fruit

Amazon has these Black Forest Fruit Snacks Juicy Bursts, Mixed Fruit (40 count) for only $5.66 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

4 Jun 2020   ·   0
Physicians Formula Insta-Ready Gel Eyeliner

Physicians Formula Insta-Ready Gel Eyeliner Moneymaker at CVS!

Stop by CVS to score Physicians Formula Insta-Ready Gel Eyeliner for free plus overage!

Physicians Formula Insta-Ready Gel Eyeliner

You can get Physicians Formula Insta-Ready Gel Eyeliner for free plus overage! Here’s how:

Buy 2 Physicians Formula Insta-Ready Gel Eyeliner – $5.99 each
Use $4/2 Physicians Formula Cosmetics CVS Instant Coupon = -$4
(Printing for Everyone, Scan CVS Card at the CVS Coupon Machine)
Pay $7.98 out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs for buying 2
Free plus $2.02 overage after coupon and ECBs

Thanks, Free Stuff Finder!

4 Jun 2020   ·   0

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3 Jun 2020   ·   4

How to Save Money on Parent-Kid Dates

Have you ever experimented with the ideas of parent-kid dates? They’re a unique way to spend individualized, quality time with each kid! This post has some great budget-friendly kid date ideas!

Parent Kid Dates

Guest post from Katie of My Joy in Chaos:

As a stay at home mom of five, with a husband who works fairly long hours during the week, our individual time with the kids is quite limited.

We live in about an 1800 square foot house and it feels like there is always someone in every room. As soon as we start time with one kid, there is suddenly an avalanche of additional kids climbing on us to see what we are doing with their sibling. 

As our kids started getting older we looked at the example set by my husband’s parents when they did foster care for teen boys — we take turns taking them out on dates!

Why do we take our kids on dates?

Each of our kids is incredibly unique. God has created them with individual personalities, interests, and talents. If we are always doing everything together as a family, we are bound to leave out a hobby, adventure, or food that someone likes and wouldn’t otherwise get to enjoy.

Some of our kids are also completely different in a group setting compared to the one-on-one setting. By spending a few hours focused on each child, we get to know a whole new side of him or her!

The siblings are no longer competing for attention, but rather getting to soak up quality time with just mom or dad. 

What do we do on kid dates?

We don’t do all of these every time we go on a date, but our kids can typically expect 2-4 hours of uninterrupted time with mom or dad when it is their turn.

We often let them dictate the agenda unless we have an errand that needs to get done.

Their favorite choices are:

  • Go out to eat
  • Visit favorite stores
  • Play at the park
  • Visit the library
  • Walk around the mall
  • Run errands

Biking as a Family

How do we save money on kid dates?

Spread the dates out

We used to try and do one date per month. Back when we only had two or three kids, this was reasonable. Now that we have five kids we’ve shifted to doing them in two-month blocks. I take January and February, my husband takes March and April, and we continue to alternate throughout the year. 

Spreading out for your family might mean once per week or once per month. Look at your calendar and your budget and get realistic about where you have wiggle room in both.

Sign up for restaurant deals

I’ve taken kids to Chili’s for as little as $14 with tax and tip because we had a free kids meal coupon, I ordered off the 3 for $10 menu, and we both took food home for later in the week!

Other places may send coupons for a percentage or dollar off, free appetizers or desserts, and other discounts to your email. Many also offer accumulated rewards where you earn points for eating with them and can cash them in at certain levels. 

Many restaurants will also tell you what day of the week they offer free kid’s meals. For instance, every Tuesday is Kids Eat Free at Pizza Ranch. If this is what one of our kids chooses for a date then you better believe we make it happen on a Tuesday!

Choose not to eat out

Our kids have gotten pretty accustomed to dining out being part of their date but we’ve made it a part of our budget and are okay with it for now. But should there come a day when that doesn’t work, we would find other things to do. Eating out, especially for full meals, can get pricey quite quickly so looking for alternatives is a great way to keep costs low. 

Look for free or discounted events

Libraries, book stores, toy stores, craft stores, and other places around your town might offer fun events for kids and families. We have done LEGO builds at Target, JoAnn, and Toys R Us that always add an extra bonus to a date. 

Our movie theater often runs kid series with older movies that come back to the theater for a limited time for a discount. They usually offer a free small bag of popcorn with each ticket as well. They also have $5 Tuesday showings (all day for every movie!) and Student Thursdays. 

Be honest with your child about the budget

Our kids LOVE sushi but it’s completely out of our budget to take them to a sushi restaurant for every date. Instead, we allow them one sushi date per year. This makes it a special treat, plus we can plan accordingly for the expense. 

Kid Dates with Dad

What are the best free kid date ideas?

Visit the library

Reading the same books over and over at home can get old. Hit up the library, grab a stack of books, and curl up on the couch together. Many libraries also offer board games now which would make for a fun afternoon. 

Our library also offers lots of different classes and events that are free when you register. In February and March, they had multiple Harry Potter events for different ages, and around the holidays they offered craft classes to make small presents – all for free!

Go on a walk or bike ride

We can only take advantage of this idea during a few months of the year because we live in the frozen north, but try to get out and enjoy nature!

Our town is full of bike and walking paths, and now that our kids are getting older they can handle going a further distance without complaining.

Venture out then find a place to stop and talk before heading back home. 

Pack a picnic

My kids adore picnics. Eating outside is an adventure that never gets old. Throw some peanut butter sandwiches and veggie sticks in a container and find a new place to explore.

The point is to spend time getting to know your child; the food is just a bonus. 

School events

Our school district offers so many free events that it’s easy to find one to attend.

Check out a concert, visit the art displays, or take in a play.

Most school sporting events will have an admission fee, but some may have free entrance depending on the school and sport.

Park events

I’m always amazed at the number of events our park district offers for no charge or with a small canned food donation. 

They have done movie nights, craft events, inflatable game parties, and more – all for no charge!

If you aren’t doing dates with your kids or at least doing something with each of them on a regular basis, I want to encourage you to try.

It can be as simple as grabbing one when you head off to the store, to drop books off at the library, or while taking the dog for a walk. 

We only have so many years with our kids before they are off on their own. Spending intentional one-on-one time with each of them gives us the chance to learn who they are as people, discover what’s in their hearts, and have a little fun along the way!

Katie is the wife to Micah and mom of five smushed into six years. Her goal is to help moms find joy in their everyday chaos by offering practical homemaking tips, inspiration for growing their faith, and simple family activities on her blog My Joy in Chaos.

3 Jun 2020   ·   0
Birkenstocks

*HOT* Birkenstocks Up to 55% Off!!

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Love Birkenstocks? You can score up to 55% off right now!

Birkenstocks

This hot deal is back!

Right now, Nordstrom Rack is having a huge sale on Birkenstocks where you can score up to 55% off sandals, slides, sneakers and more!

This is a great time to grab a pair for summer.

There are lots of styles and colors to choose from with sizes for kids, men and women but hurry – sizes are selling out really fast.

Shipping is free on orders over $100.

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

3 Jun 2020   ·   0

Chacos Men’s & Women’s ZCloud Sandals only $49.99 shipped (Reg. $110!)

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Love Chacos? Get these ZCloud Sandals for a GREAT price!

You can get these Men’s or Women’s ZCloud Sandals for only $49.99 when you use promo code CHACOCLOUD at checkout! Plus, shipping is free!

Choose from several colors.

Chaco Men’s ZCloud Sandals – $87.99 (regularly $110)
Use coupon code CHACOCLOUD (55% off regular price)
Shipping is free
$49.99 shipped after code

Chaco Women’s ZCloud Sandals – $87.99 (regularly $110)
Use coupon code CHACOCLOUD (55% off regular price)
Shipping is free
$49.99 shipped after code

Valid through July 1, 2020.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

3 Jun 2020   ·   0
Stride Rite Deals

Stride Rite Toddler and Kid’s Shoes only $14.95 (Reg. up to $54!)

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If you have toddlers and kids, these Stride Rite Shoes have amazing reviews! This is such a great deal!

Stride Rite Deals

Through June 4th, Stride Rite is having a Flash Sale where you can get select shoes for only $19.95! Price will drop automatically at checkout.

Plus, sign up for their Stride Rite Rewards program (free to join), and you will receive 50 Bonus Points (= $5 reward).

Check out these deal ideas…

Stride Rite Soft Motion Freddie Sneaker – $37.95 (regularly $48)
Less automatic discount at checkout
Use 50 Bonus Points ($5 off for signing up for Stride Rite Rewards)
$14.95 after points

Stride Rite SRtech Wes Sneaker – $39.95 (regularly $52)
Less automatic discount at checkout
Use 50 Bonus Points ($5 off for signing up for Stride Rite Rewards)
$14.95 after points

Stride Rite Reagan Mary Jane – $39.95 (regularly $50)
Less automatic discount at checkout
Use 50 Bonus Points ($5 off for signing up for Stride Rite Rewards)
$14.95 after points

Stride Rite Made2play Indy Sneaker – $34.95 (regularly $48)
Less automatic discount at checkout
Use 50 Bonus Points ($5 off for signing up for Stride Rite Rewards)
$14.95 after points

Stride Rite Ellarose Boot – $34.95 (regularly $56)
Less automatic discount at checkout
Use 50 Bonus Points ($5 off for signing up for Stride Rite Rewards)
$14.95 after points

Shipping is free on orders over $30.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

3 Jun 2020   ·   0

Too Faced Watermelon Lip Gloss only $10 shipped (Reg. $20!), plus more!

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Wow! Score up to 50% off Too Faced Fruity Favorites cosmetics today!

Today only, Too Faced is offering up to 50% off Too Faced Fruity Favorites Collection cosmetics! Plus, shipping is free AND you’ll get two free samples when you check out!

These would make fun gift ideas.

Get this Too Faced Tutti Frutti Juicy Fruits Watermelon Candy Finish Lip Gloss for just $10 shipped (regularly $20) + 2 FREE Samples!

Get this Too Faced Tutti Frutti You’re So Jelly Highlighter for just $15 shipped (regularly $30) + 2 FREE Samples!

Get this Too Faced Tutti Frutti Dew You Fresh Glow Foundation for just $18 shipped (regularly $30) + 2 FREE Samples!

Get this Too Faced Tutti Frutti Fruit Cocktail Blush Duo for just $15 shipped (regularly $30) + 2 FREE Samples!

Get this Too Faced Tutti Frutti Watermelon Slice Eye Shadow Palette for just $21 shipped (regularly $42) + 2 FREE Samples!

Get this Too Faced It’s Bananas! Setting Powder for just $15 shipped (regularly $30) + 2 FREE Samples!

Valid today only, June 3, 2020.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

3 Jun 2020   ·   0
MUK LUKS® Women's Terri Sandals

*HOT* MUK LUKS Women’s Terri Sandals only $11.99 shipped!

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These MUK LUKS Women’s Terri Sandals are so pretty and perfect for summer!

MUK LUKS® Women's Terri Sandals

Jane has these MUK LUKS Women’s Terri Sandals for only $11.99 shipped right now!

Choose from nine color options.

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!

3 Jun 2020   ·   0

Old Navy: Swimwear for the Entire Family just $10!

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Need new swimwear this year? Get swimwear for the entire family for just $10 today!

Old Navy has swimwear for the entire family for just $10 today!

There are so many cute styles and colors for men, women, kids and toddlers. But hurry – sizes are selling out quickly.

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Valid today only, June 3, 2020.

3 Jun 2020   ·   0
Vintage Hymn Prints Large

Vintage Hymn Prints only $5.65 + shipping!

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These Vintage Hymn Prints would make great frugal wall decor!

Vintage Hymn Prints Large

The popular deal on these Vintage Hymn Prints for only $5.65 + shipping is BACK!

Choose from eight sizes and tons of different print styles. These would make great gift ideas!

Shipping is $3.89 for the first print and $0.87 for each additional print shipped within the same order.

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!

3 Jun 2020   ·   0

Kohl’s: Women’s Graphic Tees only $4.14, plus more!

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Stock up on summer tees with these hot deals at Kohl’s!

Right now, Kohl’s has some great deals on SONOMA Goods for Life Women’s T-Shirts! Plus, you can save an extra 25% off you use the promo code SUNNY25 at checkout.

Even better, you can also get an extra 15% off your purchase when you text SAVE02 to 56457 and sign up for Kohl’s mobile sale alerts. And you can stack these codes together!

Here are some deal ideas…

Women’s SONOMA Goods for Life Short Sleeve Graphic Tees – $6.50 (regularly $13)
Use promo code SUNNY25 (25% off)
Use your unique 15% off text code
$4.14 after codes

Women’s SONOMA Goods for Life Crewneck Patriotic Graphic Tees – $7.99 (regularly $10)
Use promo code SUNNY25 (25% off)
Use your unique 15% off text code
$5.09 after codes

Women’s SONOMA Goods for Life Tie Sleeve Tees – $10 (regularly $20)
Use promo code SUNNY25 (25% off)
Use your unique 15% off text code
$6.37 after code

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

3 Jun 2020   ·   0
Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump & Silicone Cap

*HOT* Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump & Silicone Cap only $14.84 (Reg. $37!)

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This highly rated Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump & Silicone Cap is such a great deal right now!

Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump & Silicone Cap

Amazon has this Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump & Silicone Cap for just $14.84 shipped when you clip the 20% off e-coupon and use the promo code RFVRH8I5 at checkout!

This is regularly $36.99 so this is a great price for this highly rated breast pump.

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Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!