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20 Aug 2019   ·   0
Target Weekly Deals

Target: Deals for the week of August 18-24, 2019

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

Target Weekly Deals
Here are some of the best deals at Target this week, with thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for her help in compiling them:

Crunchmaster Crackers – $2.50
Use $1/1 recent printable or $1/1 Crunchmaster Products printable
Use 10% cartwheel
Submit for $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate (limit 3)
Submit for $1/1 Checkout 51 rebate
Free plus $0.25 moneymaker after coupons and rebates

Bic Pens – $0.99
Use $1.50/2 Bic Products coupon from the 8/4 SmartSource insert
Use 15% cartwheel app coupon
$0.09 after coupons

Five Star Mead Folder – $0.99
Use $1/2 Five Star Products, exp. 9/29/19 (SS 07/28/19)
Use 15% cartwheel app coupon
$0.34 after coupon

Kleenex Wet Wipes – $1.49
Use $0.25/1 cartwheel or $0.50/1 Kleenex Wet Wipes printable [20-ct.+]
Use 5% cartwheel exp 8/31
Submit for $0.50/1 Ibotta Rebate
$0.42 after coupon and rebate

Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers Candy – $1.98
Use $1/1 Trolli Item, exp. 8/31/19 (SS 06/30/19) [4.25-oz.+]
Submit for $0.50/1 Ibotta Rebate
$0.48 after coupon and rebate

Two Good Yogurt – $1.49
Use $0.50/2 printable
Submit for $0.50/1 Ibotta Rebate
$0.74 after coupon and rebate

Sparkling ICE Drink – $0.88
Submit for $1.40/6 Ibotta Rebate
$0.64 after rebate

Mott’s Applesauce 6 pk – $1.98
Use $1/2 Motts Applesauce Single Serve or Juice Packs, exp. 9/15/19 (SS 07/28/19)
Submit for $0.75/1 Ibotta Rebate
$0.73 after coupon

Annie’s Homegrown Macaroni & Cheese – $0.99
Use $0.50/2 printable
$0.74 after coupon

Siggi’s Yogurt – $1.25
Use $1/2 Siggi’s Yogurt printable
$0.75 after coupon

See the full list of deals at Target this week here.

19 Aug 2019   ·   57

7 Books I Finished in July

Want to know what books I finished in July? In 2019, I’m sharing the books I read each month and what my honest thoughts were on those books. If you love books, you don’t want to miss this post! (You can see all of my book reviews for this year here.)

I set a goal to finish 80 books in 2019 and a second goal that 40 of those books will be books I already own. (You can see which books I picked to read from those I already own here).

By the way, I’m truly loving using GoodReads to track my reading. You all were right! It is really motivational to see my progress! And I’ve been ahead on my goal for the last month!

I finished 7 books in June —- yay! Here’s what I read + my honest thoughts on each of the books:

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

I am so conflicted on what to say about this book. On the one hand, it was a very well-written story that was pretty captivating, but on the other hand, I struggled to like it.

It’s the unconventional love story of C.S. Lewis and his wife. It was both beautiful and tragic and not at all what I expected.

I wanted to like it, but I just couldn’t.

Some of that was because I think there was too much fiction woven in and I didn’t know what was fact and what was fiction — and that bothered me. Some of it was because I was concerned with Lewis’ relationship with Joy when she was still married. If it were true, from my vantage point, it felt like it crossed some lines of emotional attachment that shouldn’t happen between two people when one of them is married.

If I could tie up this review with a bow, I would. But I can’t. Because I just don’t know what to say or think about this book.

Have you read it? If so, please let me know what you thought of it. And please let me know if you disagree with me and why! I really wish I could be persuaded to like it.

Verdict: 3 stars

Begin Again

This book moved me at a deep level. While I felt like sometimes I wasn’t poetic enough to understand the depths of what was being communicated.

It felt so raw and honest and vulnerable and yet so beautiful and rich and inspiring. I didn’t want it to end.

Two of the quotes that were the most meaningful to me:

“We don’t get to the truth while we’re deeply invested in what’s false.”

“God’s story is a narrative of emancipation.”

Of all the books I read in July, this was my favorite… thus, the 4-star verdict.

Verdict: 4 stars

Preach to Yourself

I wanted to love this book and I did love many parts of it. But I felt like it was hard to slog through at times. Some of the chapters felt really long and drawn out.

And yet, some of the sections were so powerful and so important. For instance, this passage is GOLD:

“Many of us — maybe all of us — don’t live what we say we believe… We say we depend on God, but we act like we’ve got to make it happen on our own. We say we believe God can heal, but we’re walking around with decades-old wounds. We say we believe God is at work, but we’re asleep at the wheel of the one life He’s given us.”

So, despite some of the chapters feeling longer than necessary, this book has some very valuable stuff and is worth the read.

Verdicts: 3 stars

Last Christmas in Paris

This book had been recommended to me as one to read since I loved The Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. It’s the love story of a soldier at war and his friend’s sister at home.

They began writing letters just to keep each other company. But slowly, ever so slowly, it morphed into more. It’s a fairly slow-developing story, but there is a lot of history woven throughout and I learned quite a bit about World War I. (I realized I have read a lot about World War II, but very few books about World War I.)

The book is epistolary, which means the story is told through letters and telegrams. I found it fascinating in the afterward to discover that the authors wrote the bones of this book as actual letters back and forth.

Verdicts: 3 stars

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Lysa always has a way with words to penetrate your heart and challenge you, while also drawing you in with her funny and authentic story-telling.

For some reason, though, unlike her others books I’ve read, I felt like this book was missing something. I’m not sure if it’s because she wrote it while still very much in the midst of the story that is a big story arc for the book or if it was something else. I couldn’t put a finger on it.

I do feel like the book would be a real encouragement to someone who is going through a difficult time when life feelings overwhelming, hard, and just doesn’t make sense.

Verdict: 3 stars

Kind is the New Classy

This is a quick read (or listen) and definitely had some valuable content. However, I have to admit that I was sort of turned off by how the author seemed to drop in unnecessary details that just felt kind of prideful.

I know that we all come at things differently and only God knows someone’s heart, however, I hadn’t said anything to Jesse about this and was listening to the book when he was in the room and he picked up on this same thing, too.

I think there is a lot of helpful inspiration in this book, I just struggled to love it because I kept getting hung up on the presentation.

Verdict: 3 stars

Beauty Maker

Monica asked me if I would write an endorsement for her brand-new book. Since I love her work, I said yes!
Here was the endorsement I wrote after reading it:
In Beauty Maker, Monica invites us on a journey to cultivating more beauty — in our surroundings and in our souls. Her words inspired me to prioritize taking time to create more beauty in our home and to prioritize taking time to be a noticer of the beauty that is all around me.
My favorite part of the book? The rich and yet simple photos that showcase how Monica lives out her message in her everyday life.

Verdict: 3 stars

Important & Super Honest Note:

I’m kind of not wanting to hit publish on this post. Why did I ever commit to writing honest reviews of all the books I read anyway?? I want to be truthful, but I also want to be kind and gracious… and I struggled with how to strike that balance well in my reviews today.

I want you to know that I’m not going to sugarcoat my feelings, but I also know that authors are real people who have put so much effort into their books that it’s hard for me to write reviews that feel like they lean toward being negative.

Ugh. This is the part of my job that is so hard sometimes.

If you felt I didn’t communicate graciously or you are the author of any of these books and you felt hurt by what I wrote, please let me know. This is an area where I’m still a big work in progress and I don’t want to offend or hurt anyone if I can help it!

What have you been reading recently? Any books you think I really need to read soon? I’d love to know!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Dash DFAF455GBBK01 Deluxe Electric Air Fryer

Dash Deluxe 6-Quart Electric Air Fryer only $69.99 shipped!

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Have you been looking for a deal on a Air Fryer?

Dash DFAF455GBBK01 Deluxe Electric Air Fryer

Amazon has this Dash Deluxe 6-Quart Electric Air Fryer for just $69.99 shipped today!

This is the lowest price on record! Choose from four color options.

Valid today only, August 19, 2019.

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.

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Cottonelle 24 Family MEGA Toilet Paper Rolls

Cottonelle GentleCare Toilet Paper (24 Mega Family Rolls) only $19.49 shipped!

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Need toilet paper? Here’s a great stock up deal on Cottonelle GentleCare Toilet Paper!

Cottonelle 24 Family MEGA Toilet Paper Rolls

Amazon has Cottonelle GentleCare Toilet Paper (24 Mega Family Rolls) for only $19.49 shipped when you clip the $9 off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save!

That’s like paying only $0.81 per mega roll.

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

Thanks, Hip2Save!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Carter's OshKosh B'gosh Deals

Carter’s/OshKosh B’gosh: Buy One, Get Two Free Tees & Leggings + Free Shipping!

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Carter’s/OshKosh B’gosh is offering some GREAT deals right now!

Carter's OshKosh B'gosh Deals

Today only, Carter’s/OshKosh B’gosh is offering Buy One, Get Two Free Tees, Leggings, Bodysuits and more! Plus, shipping is free on all orders!

Get tees for as low as $4 each shipped!

Get Baby Bodysuits and Pants for as low as $4.66 each shipped!

Get leggings for as low as $5.33 each shipped!

Valid today only, August 19, 2019.

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Down Alternative Quilted Pillows

Luxury Down Alternative Quilted Pillows for $13 each, shipped!

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Need some new quality pillows? Check out this deal!

Down Alternative Quilted Pillows

Amazon has this 2-pack of Luxury Down Alternative Quilted Queen-Sized Pillows for just $25.99 shipped when you use coupon code TRS84XFR and clip the $4 e-coupon at checkout.

At just $13 per pillow, this is a really nice deal on quality pillows — and these get great reviews! (And if you end up not liking them, these come with FREE returns!)

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.

Valid through August 25th, while supplies last.

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
select Nerf toys

HUGE Savings on Popular Nerf Toys!

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Today only, Amazon is offering up to 44% off select Nerf Toys! There are lots of items included but hurry – these will sell out quickly!

select Nerf toys

Get this NERF N-Strike Elite Disruptor for just $22.99!

Nerf Modulus Flip Clip Upgrade Kit

Get this Nerf Modulus Flip Clip Upgrade Kit for only $9.99!

Get this Marvel Avengers Captain America Nerf Assembler Gear for just $13.99!

Get this Nerf Centurion Mega Toy Blaster with Folding Bipod, 6-Dart Clip, 6 Official Mega Darts and & Bolt Action for just $49.99 shipped!

Get this Nerf N-Strike Elite Series 30-Dart Refill for just $6.99!

Shop the Nerf Toy sale here.

Valid today only, August 19, 2019.

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.

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Glitter Fashion Sandals

Glitter Fashion Sandals only $20.99 shipped!

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These Glitter Fashion Sandals are so cute!

Glitter Fashion Sandals

Jane has these Glitter Fashion Sandals for just $20.99 shipped right now!

Choose from two styles and two colors 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!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Character and Cape Costume Sets

Character Cape & Mask Sets for just $8.99 shipped!

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The popular deal on these superhero cape and mask sets is back! These are SO cute!!

Character and Cape Costume Sets

Jane has these Character Cape & Mask Sets for just $8.99 shipped right now!

Choose from 19 different characters.

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!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Big Preschool Workbook

Big Preschool Workbook only $4.77!

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This #1 Best Seller Big Preschool Book is perfect for kids ages 3-5!

Big Preschool Workbook

Amazon has this Big Preschool Workbook for only $4.77 right now – 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.

Be sure to check out all of the Best 2019 Back To School Deals! Don’t forget you can also sign up for our daily email newsletter to get all of the best back to school deals emailed to you every week! And be sure to check out my post on 5 Simple Ways to Save on Back to School Deals.

Thanks, SwagGrabber!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0

CVS: Free 8×10 Photo Collage Print (Free In-Store Pickup!)

Get a FREE 8×10 Photo Collage Print at CVS!

For a limited time, you can get a free 8×10 Photo Collage Print at CVS with free same day in-store pickup.

Just upload your pictures to create your collage on the CVS photo site, go to checkout, use coupon code AWESOME, and choose same day in-store pickup. Your total should be $0.00!

Psst! You can also get a free 8×10 Photo Print at Walgreens today!

Thanks, Freebie Radar!

19 Aug 2019   ·   4
Walgreens Photo Print of Crystal and Jesse

FREE 8×10 Walgreens Photo Print (with free in-store pickup!)

Yay! One of my favorite freebies is back — a FREE Walgreens photo print!

{Looking for more freebies? Don’t miss our huge list of 50 freebies you can sign up for right now!}

free Walgreens Photo Print of Crystal and Jesse

Today only, August 19, 2019, you can get a free 8×10 photo print at Walgreens with free in-store pickup.

Just upload your picture on the Walgreens photo site, go to checkout, use coupon code BIGFREE and choose in-store pickup. Your total should be $0.00!

Enlarged Walgreens photo of Crystal and Jesse

I love using these freebies to grab fun prints of some of my favorite photos. And then I usually pick out a pretty frame at Dollar Tree to put it in!

Please note that this code does not work on the mobile app.

Thanks, Freebie Radar!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Hailey&Elijah Doctor Kit

Hailey&Elijah Doctor Kit only $7.25!

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This Hailey&Elijah Doctor Kit is currently the lowest price on record!

Hailey&Elijah Doctor Kit

Amazon has this Hailey&Elijah Doctor Kit for just $7.25 right now – the lowest price on record!

This set includes 26 pieces and is perfect for kids ages 3 and up.

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, Passionate Penny Pincher!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Early Reader Books

Kids Paperback Books as low as $1.78 (Little Critters, Marvel Avengers, and more!)

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Wow! These are some great deals on Kids Paperback Books!

Early Reader Books

Right now, Amazon has some great deals on Kids Paperback Books!

Get These are The Avengers Level 1 Reader for just $1.78 (regularly $3.99)!

Get Little Critter: Just a Little Sick for just $1.98 (regularly $3.99)!

Get Splat the Cat: On with the Show for just $2 (regularly $3.99)!

Get Little Critter: Just a Big Storm for just $2 (regularly $3.99)!

Get Super Friends: Flying High for just $2.39 (regularly $4.99)!

Get Dinosaur Rescue! for just $2.13 (regularly $4.99)!

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, Hip2Save!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0

Rite Aid: Deals for the week of August 18-24, 2019

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

Here are the best Rite Aid deals this week, with thanks to Hip2Save for their help in compiling them.

Buy 2 Johnson’s Baby Bar Soap 2 oz – $2.99 each
Total after Buy 1 Get 1 50% off Sale = $4.48
Use two $2/1 Johnson’s Product (excludes kids haircare, travel, trial and gift sets) coupons found in the 8/18 SS (exp 8/31)
Get $1 Wellness+ BonusCash when you buy 2 (limit 2)
Free plus overage after coupons and cash

Select Colgate Optic White, Max Fresh, Total or 2-in-1 Toothpaste – $3.50
Use the $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 3 oz+ coupon found in the 8/18 SS (exp 8/31)
Use the $3/1 In-Ad coupon
Free after coupons

Edge 6-7 oz or Skintimate 7-10 oz – $2.99
Use the $1/1 Edge, Skintimate, Schick Hydro or Schick Xtreme coupon found in the 8/18 SS (exp 9/7)
Pay $1.99
Get $1 Wellness+ BonusCash (limit 2)
$0.99 after coupon and cash

Buy 4 Blue Diamond Almonds 5-6 oz at $4.99 each – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free
Use the $1.50/2 Blue Diamond Almonds 5 oz Bags or 6 oz Cans coupon found in the 6/16 SS (exp 8/18)
$2.12 each after coupon

Buy 2 Theater Box M&M’s at $1.59 each – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free

Buy 2 Oberto Jerky 2.2-5 oz at $7.29 each – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free

Special K Cereal 10-11 oz – 2/$6
Use two $0.50/1 Special K with Raspberries Cereal coupons found here
Pay $5
Get $1 Wellness+ BonusCash when you buy 2 (limit 2)
$2 each after coupons and cash

See the full list of deals at Rite Aid this week here. If you are new to shopping at Rite Aid or have questions about their coupon policy, click here.