Thursday, July 31, 2014

Amazon: Hedbanz on sale for just $8 (one of our favorites for family game night!)

Amazon currently has the game of HedBanz Game on sale for just $8 with free shipping on an order over $35!! This is regularly $16, so this is a great deal!

We love this game. In fact, it's listed as one of our TOP 12 games to play for Family Game Night!

Hurry and snag this and put it away for Christmas or to keep in your Gift Closet! Prices can change on Amazon at any time!

Get ready for the award winning, goofy guessing game of "What am I?" with Hedbanz
Kids use their heads in more ways than one while asking yes or no questions to figure out if the cartoon on their head
Be the first player to guess what you are and win
Hedbanz the game where everybody knows by you
Comes with everything kids need for non-stop fun Including Hedbanz rule sheet, 74 cards, 24 chips, 6 headbands, and sand-clock timer.


Cheesecake Factory: 1/2 price Cheesecake today!


You can visit the Cheesecake Factory on July 30-31 to get Half Price Cheesecake!

Offer valid July 30th and 31st. For dine-in only. Only one slice per guest. Must be present. Valid in US & Puerto Rico restaurants only.

Free samples of Gerber Formula and a $5 off coupon!

You can sign up to receive 2 Free Cans of Gerber Samples plus a $5 off Coupon ($34.28 value)

Sign up for Free Samples from Gerber!

Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powder formula 12.7 oz, Gerber® Good Start® Soothe powder formula 12.4 oz , educational materials including a $5.00 coupon for Gerber® Good Start® Formula purchase at Target. Total Value $34.28.

List of 21 NEW coupons!! Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Maxwell House, Planters, Kool-Aid, Kraft and more!!!

Here are 21 NEW coupons to print! There are some really good ones too-- like the Planters, Kraft Cheese, Philadelphia, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer and more!
Print your favorites now!


Dora and Friends Friendship Sweepstakes! Enter to win a prize pack!

Do you have a Dora fan in your house? You can enter the Dora and Friends’ Friendship Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Dora & Friends Friendship Kit, which contains 1 Dora & Friends Storybook, 1 Dora & Friends Sticker Sheet, and 1 Dora & Friends printable pamphlet (a $9 value)!
Just text FRIENDSHIP to 91757 before 8/8!

(Thanks, Free Stuff Times!)


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A&W: Free Root Beer Float on August 6!

Heads Up!
On August 6 from 2 pm until close you can get a FREE Root Beer Float in honor of National Root Beer Float Day!

Just visit your local A&W restaurant for a FREE small A&W Root Beer Float!

 Go here to find a A&W near you. 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Free $10 Reward to use at Outback, Carrabba's, Bonefish and more when you join Dine Rewards! Plus $5 off coupon to Carrabba's!

If you join Dine Rewards in the month of July you will receive a FREE $10 Reward to use on your next visit! Dine Rewards is for certain areas and can be used at Outback, Carrabba's, Bonefish, Fleming's or Roy's!

Dine Rewards is available in participating locations within Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Michigan; Norfolk, VA; and Phoenix, AZ areas.

Go here to sign up for free now!

You can also print a coupon for Carrabba's for $5 off any dinner entree! Go here to print. Valid through 8/31.

Free piece of Ladies Apparel at Sears Outlet today only!

If you live near a Sears Outlet you can print a coupon for a FREE Piece of Ladies Apparel valid today, 7/29 only (no purchase required)!

Your Tuesday Treat is here! One Free Piece of Ladies Apparel.
Click here to PRINT your coupon.

Note that this offer is limited to 1 clothing item per customer and excludes denim and outerwear.


Free Natural Beauty Mini Magazine subscription (packed with free samples)

You can sign up for a free subscription to Natural Beauty Mini Magazine.

This mini magazine is packed with healthy living tips — not to mention, tons of samples. But the best part? It’s totally free. Sign up for yours now.

Get yours now


Lowe's: Kids can build a FREE Trolley from Monsters Vs. Aliens on Saturday 8/9

You can register now for the next Lowe's Kids Building Workshop!

Saturday, August 09 (10:00 AM)
The summer’s almost over! Bring your kid into Lowe's to build a Trolley inspired by DreamWorks Animation's Monsters vs Aliens on Saturday, August 9.
Plus get a free apron, goggles, patch and more.

Go HERE to register before spaces are filled!


Pampers Gifts to Grow: New 15 points in codes, plus 10 points for reading articles!

You can enter code TWITPREN8CEK014 for 5 points and FB83PRN8TCEDY14 for 10 points through 7/29!

New members start off with 100 free points!! You don't have to have a child in diapers to participate either! Pampers sends out lots of FREE codes, so you can still participate and accumulate points for rewards! 

Also, you can now earn some points for reading articles! Just click the links below, log in, read the article, then click “I’ve read it” to get 10 points for each article!

Becoming fit for motherhood (new!)
How to keep your baby walking safe on stairs
Pregnancy diet tips
Travel During Pregnancy
Your Baby’s First Plane Trip

New coupons: $3.50/1 Pull Ups! Plus Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, Gerber, Schick and more!

Here are the newest coupons! The Pull-Ups coupon is a HIGH VALUE! Print your favorites now! It's the end of the month, so some of these will be gone soon!


$1.00 off four (4) Gerber 2nd Foods 2-Pack Tubs
$1.00 off 3 Gerber Organic 1st, 2nd or 3rd Foods
$1.00 off any One (1) Silk Soymilk Half Gallon
$0.25 off TWO (2) ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
$0.55 off one Frigo Cheese Heads Snack Cheese
Buy Benefiber, get Nestle Pure Life Purified Water
$2.00 off one (1) Schick Disposable Razor Pack
$1.50 off any one Speed Stick GEAR Deodorant
$5.00 off TWO (2) Schick Disposable Razor Packs
$3.00 off Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razor Pack
$5.00 off TWO (2) Schick Slim Twin Disposable
$3.00 off Schick Hydro 5 Disposable Pack
$3.00 off Schick Quattro Titanium Razor
$1.50 off Any OPTI-FREE or CLEAR CARE Solutions


SAVE $1.00 off any ONE (1) Sparkle® 6 roll or larger paper towels package.
SAVE $0.55 off any TWO (2) Dixie® bath cup products.
SAVE $1.00 on any TWO (2) packages of Quilted Northern® bath tissue, 6 double roll or larger.
SAVE $1.00 off any TWO (2) packages of Angel Soft® bathroom tissue.


Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Green Peppers at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 8/4/2014.Save 20%.


Pull-Ups coupons will only be available until end of day 7/31. Also, there are 2 prints available on the $3.50 locked coupon and only one activity required to unlock!

$3.50 on any ONE (1) package of PULL-UPS® Training Pants (Jumbo Pack or larger). Unlock when you complete 1 PULL-UPS activity.

$2.00 on any ONE (1) package of PULL-UPS® Training Pants (Jumbo Pack or larger)

Monday, July 28, 2014

8 Tips for a Profitable Garage Sale!!

I'm helping my Mother-in-Law with a garage sale this week, so I thought I'd repost this article I wrote last year!

Whew... garage sales can be exhausting, but if done right, they can also be rewarding! If you've never had a garage sale or your garage sales usually flop, here are my tips for hosting a PROFITABLE garage sale!

1) Team Up
This may be the most important factor in your garage sale, in my opinion. Since garage sales are a lot of work to put on successfully, it helps to have more people involved, for many reasons.
*Sales: if you're solo and you get hit during a busy period, it can be confusing and stressful. Trying to make change, record what you sold, answer questions, and keep an eye on what's going on around you is a lot-- even for the best multitasker out there! Plus, you'll need a break at some point to make something to eat, take or make a phone call, have a "potty break", etc.
*Merchandise: I know I don't usually stop at a garage sale that only has a few tables of knicknacks out. If I'm going to take the time to stop and shop, I like to see lots of stuff for me to look at! The chances of me finding something are better! So, if you don't have enough things to sell, but still want to host a garage sale, see if a friend, family member, or neighbor wants to team up with you! Plus, then you can advertise your sale as a "Multi-family Garage sale!"
*Child care: It can be really tough for moms with little kids to host a garage sale, so be sure to have a few other adults or teens who are old enough to babysit around to help watch the little ones.

2) Signs!
Speaking of advertising, make sure that you get the word out about your garage/yard sale. I remember my mom used to place an ad in our local newspaper, but nowadays, you can list for free on Craigslist! Most serious garage salers check Craigslist to plan their routes, so this is the best (and most frugal) way to advertise!
You can also send emails to friends and family, letting them know some of your "big ticket" items you'll be selling. Ask them to pass it along to anyone who may be looking for these things. You can also post it on Facebook (although I wouldn't post your address).
Make sure you put out some large signs near your location that clearly point the way to your sale. Use LARGE letters and maybe an arrow. Don't bother listing items or times on your sign- just make it very clear which way to go and they'll find it!

3) Location, Location!
I'm sorry to have to tell you, but if you're off the beaten track, you probably won't get lots of business. If you're house is not easy to get to, consider moving your sale somewhere else (friend's, family member's, a church sale, etc.)

Also, people like to figure out their route when they are planning on going garage sale-ing for a few hours, so it helps if your sale coincidences with some neighbors, a sub-wide sale, or when others in your nearby vicinity are hosting a sale. You can plan this by asking around, talking to the neighborhood association, or looking on Craiglist.

4) Clean House all year long
I wouldn't call myself a minimilist, but I do hate clutter and I love to get rid of things. So, a few times a year (usually around the holidays when we're moving things around/decorating or during spring cleaning) I grab things that we no longer need or want and I put them in a designated spot in my basement. When the kids have outgrown their clothes, I put them in a tub and write down the sizes of the clothes contained inside and that goes to the basement too. When our bookshelves or DVD organizers are overflowing, I weed out the ones we no longer need, and (you guessed it) they go to the basement.
Come garage sale time, I'm almost ready to go! I may do a quick sweep of the house for any other items to add, but I mainly just have to bring the items I've already put aside up from the basement!
*Just FYI: the rule of thumb in our house is: if you haven't used it in a year, you no longer need it.

5) Set up a NEAT sale
This can be time consuming, but you definitely want to organize your sale so that it looks like it will be easy to browse your items. Put the same size clothes together, put toys in the same spot, have a $1 or Dime bin, and display things creatively.
You know how when you go to a store and their 75% off rack is stuffed full and sizes are scattered, it makes you feel frustrated? At least, that's how I am. I hate to have to work to push clothes aside to rifle through them and find something I like only to discover it's the wrong size and it's in the wrong section! If you can lay your things out so people can easily see them and get to them, you'll sell more!
In the past, we've borrowed tables from church and family and friends, but that can be a huge effort too! Think about what you can use in your house to display items. An old door or shelf place on lawn chairs can become a table; a shovel, rake, or shower curtain rod placed between two ladders can be used to hang things. We've even used the tree in our front lawn to hang old prom and bridesmaid dresses- and they sold great that year!

6) Pricing
You have to remember that most people who shop garage sale expect garage sale prices. If you really want your things to sell, think about what you would honestly pay for your items at someone else's garage sale. You can't get stuck thinking "But it's worth $___ new" or "I paid $___ for it"!
Also, don't assume that people with haggle. Some will (I definitely will ;) !), but many people are too shy and you'll lose a ton of sales with that assumption.
You should also clearly mark your items. I love the little pricing stickers from the dollar store to put on items, but you can also make big signs that state prices for things, like "All clothes: $0.50 a piece". Sure, it's easier to just lay your things out and hope or expect that people will ask, but, again, many people won't.
Consider slashing prices on the last day of your sale. We've done the "stuff a bag for $5" tactic and the "Everything-is-half-off-today" promotion! Both work great and you'll increase your earnings on that last day or during those last (usually slow) hours!

7) Get the kids involved
My oldest daughter is always very excited to help with a garage sale and loves to set up her own table of things. When other little children come to our sale, she will let them know we have a "free box" (a mother's worst nightmare, right?) and gets sooo excited when something of hers sells. We usually also have a cookie and brownie sale and, surprisingly, they usually sell out!
I think this helps teach children learn the value of money and of their things. We also make sure to take 10% of their earnings to church on Sunday for their offering. It means much more to them when their offering is truly their own, and not from Mom's Wallet!

8) Donate what's left
After all the work off setting up and running a garage sale, I dread the thought of bringing any of those items back into my house. You can make a list of what you have (for tax reasons) and donate it to Goodwill, Salvation Army, Purple Heart, etc. You'll get a tax write off, you won't have to haul it back inside, and you'll be giving it to someone who needs it. Win-Win-Win!!

What are your tips for a great garage sale? What works best for you?


Groupon: Sam's Club membership, $20 gift card, and $26 in Free Food vouchers for just $45!!

Reminder: This deal is over on 7/29!!

If you've been thinking about getting a Sam's Club membership, check out this great deal on Groupon!

Groupon is offering a Sam’s Club membership package today worth $91 for only $45!! 

You'll get:

One-year Sam’s Club membership (a $45 value)
Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
$20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
Four Fresh-food vouchers, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, October 27, 2014 (a $26.23 value), including:
*Sliced oven-roast turkey (22 oz. – $7.98 value)
*Ciabatta rolls (8 ct. – $3.99 value)
*Black bean five-layer dip (28 oz. – $7.98 value)
*Apple pie (10” – $6.28 value)

As an added bonus, all new Sam's Club members will receive $80 in special members-only savings on select popular items.¹ These savings are valid 30 days after membership activation. Click here to view Sam's Club membership benefits and additional fine print.

So, when you consider the $20 gift card and the $26 in FREE food vouchers, you're a GREAT deal!

Expires October 27, 2014. Limit 1 per person. In-club only. Valid for new Sam’s Club members only; not valid for those with a current membership. Not valid for renewals. Must be 18 or older. Not valid until 7/23/14. Membership must be activated within 90 days of purchase; membership expires one year from date the voucher is activated.


FREE Horizons Organic Mac N Cheese coupon! First 25,000!

HURRY on over to the Horizon Organic Facebook page, “like” them, and click on the Mac & Cheese Coupon tab to request a coupon for a FREE Horizon Mac & Cheese 6oz box (up to $3.39 value). This freebie is only available for the first 25,000 so act fast!

Note – After you enter the giveaway on Facebook, keep an eye out for an email with the Subject Line “Your registration for the Horizon Mac & Cheese Giveaway” from the email address When you receive the email (mine came within a few minutes), click on the link provided and enter your mailing address and then look for your coupon in the mail in 8-10 weeks. If you don’t respond within 5 calendar days, your coupon will be forfeited.

(Thanks, Hip2save)

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