Back-to-School Coupons!

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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School Supply List Coupons
$0.50 off any Clorox 4-in-1 Disinfecting Spray
$0.75 off 34ct or larger Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
$1.00 off any White Cloud Facial Tissue 3-pack
$0.30 off ONE Dawn Product
Buy One White Cloud Bath Tissue, get free 4-Pack
$2.00 off 3 Windex, Pledge, Shout products
$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand containers
$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand bags
$1.00 off any 2 Glad Food Protection Products
$1.00 off one Brawny 8 Giant Roll or Larger
Breakfast Coupons
$0.50 off any 2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries
$0.75 off ONE BOX Trix cereal
$1.00 off 2 BOXES any flavor Cheerios™ cereals
$0.50 off ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
$0.75 off one box Multi Grain Cheerios cereal
$0.50 off any one Fiber One™ Streusel Bars
Packed Lunch & After-School Snack Coupons
$0.55 off (1) Hi-C Drink Box 10-pk, any variety
$1.00 off (1) Minute Maid Juice Box 10-pk
$1.00 off any ONE Delimex Taquitos Frozen Snack
$0.50 off any ONE (1) Bagel Bites Frozen Product
$1.00 off ONE (1) CAPRI SUN Juice Drink
$0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Jammers Juice Drink
$1.00 off TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Beef Hot Dogs
$1.00 off 2 LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations
$0.50 off TWO Chex Mix™ or Bugles™ Corn Snacks
$0.50 off one box Fiber One Chewy bars product
$0.75 off THREE PACKAGES Totino’s™ Rolls Snacks
$0.50 off ONE BOX any Nature Valley Granola Bars
$0.50 off (1) any flavor Yoplait products
$0.20 off 1 CUP any flavor Yoplait Greek 2% yogurt
$0.50 off TWO Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks
$0.75 off 2 select kid Yoplait yogurts, any flavor
$1.00 off (1) COOL WHIP and (2) JELL-O Pudding
$1.00 off TWO (2) Mott’s 6-pk Applesauce cups
Quick & Easy Dinner Coupons
Buy Macaroni & Cheese 5pk, get Shells & Cheese Cup
$1.00 off ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
$1.00 off (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners
$1.00 off four Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza
Mom Survival Coupons
$3.00 off Airborne Everyday™ 50 count
$0.65 off ONE Tide To Go Pen
$1.00 off ONE OxiClean™ White Revive Stain Remover
$0.50 off any OxiClean™ Pre-Treater
$1.00 off GOODY’S POWDER or HEADACHE RELIEF Shot
$1.00 off ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee
$1.50 off ONE (1) Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage
$1.00 off ONE ZzzQuil™ product
$2.00 off ONE Secret Clinical Deodorant
$1.00 off any ONE (1) Bayer Aspirin product
$5.00 off Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Kit

Making School Supplies Last

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

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I have noticed lately that many stores have tried to make their school supplies more affordable. This is a good thing, particularly for those families that are a little larger than others. Still, no one wants to need to spend more than they have to, so here are a few ways to make schools supplies last, along with your money.

Keep Track of Writing Items

Nothing gets lost faster than pens and pencils when it comes to school supplies. We lose them, give them away, and let others borrow them. This is a shame because often we haven’t used the pencil to its fullest potential. I have noticed that most pens have about two thirds of the ink left in them before discarded or lost. Instead try using one pen or pencil at a time, keeping them stored in a pencil case or bag that fits into a binder. Use the pen until the ink is completely used up or the pencil until it’s down to a nub.

Use Both Sides of The Paper

Some schools have decided to issue their students with laptops for schoolwork, but not all have. Until then, many schools and school students need to both use and conserve loose leaf paper. I have often seen only one side of loose leaf paper used when school work is done. This is sometimes mandatory for types of work that need to be turned in. But when it comes to notes, both sides of the paper could be used. It can help save on paper. If you want to be more extreme, refrain from writing social notes, making paper airplanes, and doodling.

School Supply Advancements

Companies that make school supplies want to keep your business. For this purpose they try to improve their product, and some are pretty good improvements. The best I have seen recently is a binder that has flexible rings and lays flat. This would extend the life of school binders. Don’t buy into every school supply achievement, but keep a look out for improvements that will stretch your dollar more.


Office Depot/Office Max Back To School Deals

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

office depot

 

I haven’t made Office Depot one of my back to school shopping spots in the past. My decision had nothing to do with deals being good or bad. It was just one more stop to make with two little ones. I opted before just to pick up back to school related items when I was grocery shopping or at Target also picking up other things. So, I got more bang for my time spent out at one place. But, I can’t resist this time, partly because the deals are so good and partly because the littles are older and can handle and extra stop! ;) Be sure that you check your local weekly ad because sale prices vary from region to region. So, while I’m sure the deals are great wherever you live, there’s no guarantee that they will be the same ones you see listed here.

Flexible Plastic Binder, 1 inch $0.50
Limit 3
Final Price: $0.50

Translucent Pencil Pouch $0.25
Limit 3
Final Price: $0.25

OfficeMax or Office Depot Notebook 3-Hole Punch $1.00
Limit 3
Final Price: $1.00

OfficeMax/Office Depot Graph Paper, 80 sheets $1.00
Limit 3
Final Price: $1.00

Scotch Expressions Masking Tape $2.00
Use $1.00/1 – Scotch Expressions Tape (scotchbrand.com)
Final Price: $1.00

Post-It Pop-Up Note Dispenser $5.00
Use $2.00/1 – Post-it Pop-up Notes Dispenser Purchase, $5 or more (scotchbrand.com)
Final Price: $3.00

OfficeMax/Office Depot Self-Stick Yellow 3×3 Notes, 100 sheets 18 pads $7.00
Final Price: $7.00

Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn USB Flash Drive 16GB $5.99
Final Price: $5.99

Bic 4-Color Retractable Ballpoint Pen $2.00
Use $1.00/2 – Bic Stationery Products from SS 8/3
Final Price: $1.50 each, when you buy 2

Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Pens, 3 ct $4.00
Use $1.00/1 – Pilot Acroball or FriXion Erasable Pens or Highlighters, 2 pk or larger from SS 8/10
Final Price: $3.00

Wilson Jones Heavy-Duty Binder, 2 inch $5.00 each, when you buy 2
Final Price: $5.00 each, when you buy 2

Battista Task Office Chair $39.99
Final Price: $39.99

What are your favorite place to shop for back to school items? And, do you take your children with you or get your mission accomplished on your own?


Free Keepsake Heart at Things Remembered

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

Free Keepsake Heart at Things Remembered – Sign up for the bridal newsletter and they’ll give you a coupon to get your freebie in-store.


Why Back To School Sales Are Not Just For Students

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

back to school

Back to school season is one of my favorite times to shop. It’s not because I’m sending children off to school. I’m not yet. It’s because the sales are great for things I can use around the house! Here are things to keep in mind before back to school sales come and go.

1. Office Supplies

You can score some great deals on pens, pencils, paper, adhesive tape, and so much more for your office, home office, or just your home.

2. Craft Supplies

Whether you have toddlers or preschoolers at home or you simply enjoy crafts on your own time, this is a good time to stock up on all sorts of craft supplies: colored paper, glue, popsicle sticks, among many other things.

3. Electronics

Is it time for a new printer, computer, or calculator? ;) Well, be sure to check on those back to school deals because there are some fantastic deals on electronics right now. I recently found myself suddenly in the market for a computer after our laptop was damaged while we were on vacation. Thankfully, I got a great deal on a laptop since my crisis happened to take place during back to school sale season! (Gotta look at the bright side, right?). You’ll also find flash drives and memory cards on sale right now. It’s a great time to get that memory card since you filled up the last one with all those pictures while on vacation this summer.

4. Athletic Shoes

Do you see all the shoe sales for children and college students? Some of them are pretty good deals. So, if you are like me and really need to replace your running shoes–or walking around shoes–this is the time to do it. For some reason, all sorts of athletic gear is on sale right now. So, since no one is checking for your student identification, you might as well take advantage of the deals.

5. Home/Office Furniture

I was skimming through all the weekly mailers today and was struck by the range of products for college students: bookcases, desks, organizers, waste baskets, and storage bins. You can use the same organizers for toys and the same “school” storage bins for holiday decorations.

Do you shop back to school sales as a non-student?


Best Diaper Deals This Week

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

diaper baby

 

Hey Thrifty Mama Divas, check out this week’s best diaper deals!

Target

Pampers Super Pack Diapers $24.99, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card through 8/23
Use $1.50/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers (pampers.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers (pgeveryday.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers (pampers.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Cruisers Diapers (pampers.com)
Pay $46.98, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $20.99 each, when you buy 2

Huggies Super Pack Diapers $24.99, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card through 8/23
Use $2.00/1  – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
Pay $45.98, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $20.49 each, when you buy 2

Luvs Value Pack Diapers $24.99, regular pice
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card through 8/23
Use $0.50/1 – Luvs Diapers (coupons.com)
Pay $48.98, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $21.99 each, when you buy 2

Buy 1 Pampers Super Pack Diapers $24.99, regular price
Buy 1 Huggies Super Pack Diapers $24.99, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card through 8/23
Use one $2.00/1  – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
And use one $1.50/1 – Pampers Cruisers Diapers (pampers.com)
Pay $46.48, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $20.74 each, when you buy both

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Sara Lee Back-To-School Sweepstakes!

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

DailyBreak – Sara Lee Back-To-School Sweepstakes – Play the game and enter the sweepstakes HERE.


Free Tips for Better Sleep

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

better sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things we should be doing in a twenty four hour period. It helps our bodies recharge and allows our minds to organize the information that it has accumulated during the day. Unfortunately many people are finding it harder and harder to sleep. Before scheduling an appointment with your doctor and getting a costly prescription, try some of these free tricks.

Reset Your Internal Clock

When your body clock is off, your sleep schedule is off. When your sleep schedule is off, you can’t get sleep when you want to, and want to sleep when you can’t. It becomes very frustrating. Although I heard the best trick for resetting your body clock is to go on a three day camping trip, it’s not necessary. Spend more time outside. Turn off all electronic devices in your bedroom. Set yourself a bedtime and a wake up time and stick to it. Cover your windows to keep artificial light from creeping in. Your may soon find yourself falling to sleep like clockwork.

Eat Right

Eating the right diet doesn’t just keep you healthy nutritionally, it also helps you sleep. Being overly full or eating the wrong types of foods can cause gastrointestinal distress and keep you up in pain. Small things, like eating a proper serving size, staying hydrated, and not eating overly rich foods at supper can help you in your quest for sleep.

The Right Temperature

Many people wake up feeling uncomfortable due to room temperature. Either it is too hot or too cold to sleep. What helps is to have your home climate control set to a moderate temperature (such as 75-78 degrees) at all times. Change your blanket and sheet fabrics due to the weather as well. Flannel sheets may be wonderful during the winter, but a light cotton blend may be better during the summer. Last of all, if you are like me and can’t sleep without a blanket covering you, even when it’s hot, try just covering your feet. I have found that just covering my feet will satisfy my mental need for covers.


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