Back to school savings with the Coupons.com Savings Guarantee!

Back to school savings with the Coupons.com Savings Guarantee!

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You guys, can you believe it’s already time to start talking about going back to school? For us down here in the south, we only have a few weeks until we go back! I love spending the summer with my daughter, but I also love the structure and routine of back to school time. This year is a big one for us, it’s 3rd grade! Which means it’s our first year for real letter grades and switching classes! It also means that there is much more on our back to school list than crayons, markers, and tissues. This year we need notebooks for every class, pencils, calculators, all kinds of “big girl” things as my daughter calls them! As parents we know how expensive back to school time can be, so I’m always looking for ways to lighten the load a little bit. Coupons are always a great money saving options, and¬†coupons.com¬†is my favorite place to find them! They always have the best selection of coupons on the web, and I love that the site is easy to navigate and use. But wait, there’s more! [Read more…]

How To Tighten American Girl Doll Limbs At Home

How To Tighten American Girl Doll Limbs At Home

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You guys, I’m back! I know it’s been about a week since I’ve written a post, but I promise I’ve had a good reason. We have had some health issues in my family. Even as I type my daughter is at home with a nasty case of Scarlet Fever (I didn’t even know people still got that!). But now I’m back. And I’m back with an an awesome tip for you guys. If there is one thing my kid love it’s her¬†American Girl¬†dolls. And to be honest, I’m ok with this. I love that¬†American Girl¬†is all about girl power and I would much rather have my daughter exploring her imagination with dolls than in front of a TV all day. [Read more…]

Free Printable Yearly Cleaning Schedule

Free Printable Yearly Cleaning Schedule

 

It’s a new year ya’ll! Has everyone recovered from the holidays yet? I haven’t quite yet since I have 5 birthdays to prepare for this month. (yes really). But I am determined to get my butt in gear and try to be more organized this year. I will admit that I am not the best housekeeper you have ever seen, but hey I do it all myself so I gotta get some credit for that right!? In an effort to keep a cleaner house this year I came up with this¬†Free printable yearly cleaning schedule¬†so I could keep myself organized and not seem overwhelmed when it comes to what needed to be done. I figured I wasn’t the only one that needed some help, so I wanted to share my¬†yearly cleaning schedule¬†with you guys!¬† [Read more…]

*Hot* Double Dip On Savings At Publix Until 11/30 + A Giveaway!

*Hot* Double Dip On Savings At Publix Until 11/30 + A Giveaway! Publix$10Fuel

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The holidays are upon us! I don’t know about you, but if there is any time I want to save some money, it’s during the holidays! As I wrote out my holiday shopping list this year, I had a few more names on it than last year. This is due to some budding friendships and some new lives that have entered the world. As fun as that is, that meant I needed to stretch my holidays spending money a little further. So when I find ways to do that, I want to share them with you so you can save some money too. So if you love saving money and stretching your holiday budget, then I have an awesome deal to tell you about! If you are a¬†Publix¬†shopper, read on about how you can save money! [Read more…]

Black Friday Shopping Tips That Make Your Shopping Trip Fun!

Black Friday Shopping Tips That Make Your Shopping Trip Fun!

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Now I know that¬†Black Friday¬†is becoming more and more of a controversial shopping day. This is mainly because Black Friday¬†tends to fall on Thanksgiving now. Now I understand why someone might not want to go out shopping on Thanksgiving. But I will be out shopping at 6pm on Thanksgiving with bells on! We have always had Thanksgiving lunch, and then prepared for shopping the next day. This is something we do as a family (well, other than my daughter, who hangs out with Grandma while we shop for her) and it’s always such a fun time for all involved. So for those of you that can’t get enough of those good deals, I’ve got some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way that will make your¬†Black Friday¬†shopping trip go by smoothly and fun! I hope you enjoy, and if you have any tips of your own please leave them in the comments for me, I would love to hear!

Here are some great Black Friday Shopping Tips That Make Your Shopping Trip Fun:

1. Find your Tribe!¬†Shopping is never fun alone, and¬†Black Friday¬†is no exception. Not only is it more fun to have someone to talk to while you wait in line, but it will also be helpful in the “divide and conquer” method. Speaking of…

2. Divide and Conquer! Now that you have your tribe, you need a battle plan. With the amount of people all going for the same deals, you might not have time to grab all of them. So here is the plan, you split up the group, and have each member go to a certain section of the store and when all the deals are had, you meet in the middle and take your spot in line. Easy Peasy!

3. Know before you go! Thanks to the wonderful thing that is the internet, we not longer have to wait for the Thanksgiving newspaper to get the scoop on the best deals. Check out TheBlackFriday.com for the deals as soon as they get leaked.

4. Comfort is key!¬†No matter what store (or stores!) you go to, expect that your going to be waiting in lines, a lot. You’ll probably be in line outside waiting for the store to open, and you’ll be waiting in lines inside to check out. It’s just a fact. It will also probably be cold. So make sure they you wear really comfy shoes and layers! It’s going to be cold and then it might be warm in the store. Be ready!

5. Don’t forget Cyber Monday!¬†Even if you don’t want to get out in the craziness on¬†Black Friday¬†there are still so awesome (and sometimes better) deals to be had on Cyber Monday. And the beauty is you can shop from home. I always save some money for Amazon on Cyber Monday.

6. It pays to be loyal! A lot of stores like to keep their loyal customers happy. This includes giving them special deals and promotions on big shopping days like Black Friday. So before the day comes, make sure you sign up for alerts from stores you plan on visiting.

7. Create a budget, and stick to it!¬†I know how awesome all the deals sound, but you don’t want to wake up the next morning with a trunk full of gifts, and a head full of buyers remorse. So go in with a budget, this will help you from splurging on that mixer that is on sale for a really great price but you know you will never touch.

8. Not all that glitters is gold!¬†This is especially true for electronics. A lot of big ticket door buster deals (like big TV’s) might not be the best bang for your buck. They are normally not name brand, and may have lower specs than you might want. It comes down to doing your research before you go!

9. No one ever regrets planning ahead! Speaking of research, that is something you will want to make sure you do. Know your stores Black Friday price matching policy before you go. It also helps to know the layout of your stores, and what exactly you want from any product you buy.

10. Shop with Cash!¬†I say this for a couple of reasons. One of those reasons goes back to budgeting. If you have cash (leave your card at home or in the car) you won’t over spend. Another one of those reasons is security. Last year as you might remember, Target had a huge security breach during¬†Black Friday¬†and I know you don’t want that to happen to you!

There you have it. My top 10¬†Black Friday Shopping Tips¬†to make your day go by smoothly. But my most important tip is this, it’s just a little shopping. Don’t be greedy, don’t be mean, and¬†Have fun!¬†