Sweepstakes + $1 off Glade Coupon!

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

DailyBreak – Glade® Best Feelings Giveaway + Coupon

6 prize(s) will be awarded. The prizes to be awarded are:
Grand Prize: One of Four Getaways (Estimated Retail Value: $3,000)
Runner-Up Prize: Glade Gift Basket (Estimated Retail Value: $75.00 each)

PLUS Print a coupon for $1.00 off any Glade® product (excludes 8 oz Aerosol and Solids)

Sweepstakes ends August 17, 2014


Job Hunting Tips

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

job hunting

Job hunting can be stressful. It’s a time when first impressions are everything. Here are a few tips to ensure you make a good impression and both you and your employer get that harmonious balance.

Dress For The Occation

Dressing correctly for a job interview is important, but your first impression is your first step to success. Dressing well helps you to create a good first impression and tells the others that you are serious about finding work. Dressing up for an interview also lets your potential employer know that you pay attention to detail and care about your image. If you care about your image you also may show concern when it comes to the company image. Dressing for a job interview may not always mean a suit or skirt, but when in doubt those should be your go-to outfits. It’s important to also make sure that you personal grooming is well in hand. Make sure your nails are trimmed, hair is neat, and your breath is unoffensive.

Behavior

When you go into an interview use proper grammar. Try to avoid using slang. While certain career fields have a certain personality to go with it, most do not. Many employers are looking for people who are articulate and educated. You don’t have to be perfect, but you do need to show the capacity to be professional. Also be respectful and polite. This doesn’t mean you must agree with everything your potential boss is saying. It just means that you can calmly and effectively convey your own opinion.

The above mentioned tips don’t mean that you need to be a robot. Smile and be pleasant. If this is a customer service job, show them a sample of  your skills.

Bring Your Tools

Bring a clipboard. Bring your own pens. Make sure you have everything you need to fill out an application when you go into an establishment. Most companies have put their application process online, but a few still haven’t. Going into an interview prepared to take notes shows your sincerity towards landing the job. Or you may get the job on the spot and need to fill out paperwork.

Bring your resume and copies of your important records. Even if your resume has been created to get you a job in a different industry it will give your potential employer an idea of what you could contribute to his or her industry.

Know What You Want

Before going into an interview know what you want in return for your labor. Know what amount of money you are looking for. What type of benefits are important to you? Is there a potential for promotion and growth in this job? There will be a point in the interview when you will be asked if you have any questions. Be sure that these questions have been answered. It shows your ambition and that you intend to stay in this job should you get it. It also shows your employer that you don’t just value a job, you value yourself.

 

 


Cheap and Free Stuff With Coupons

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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Did you know that you can get a bunch of freebies on your next trip to your local drug store? Just clip or print a coupon or two, using store rewards and filling out rebate forms, you can get some amazing freebies. Check out this week’s freebies, moneymakers and other hot deals.

RITE AID
Bought 1 Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, 12.6 oz $6.49, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Up Reward through 7/26, Limit 4
Used one $2.50/1 – Clear Scalp & Hair Product from RP 6/22
And used one $3.00/1 – Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Products, Rite Aid Coupon (adperk.com)
Paid $0.99, Received $2.00 Up Reward
Final Price: $1.01 Moneymaker

Buy 5 NYC Liquid Lipshine Lip Gloss $1.99, regular price
40% Off 7/13-7/19
Spend $5.00, Receive $2.00 Up Reward 7/13-7/19, Limit 2
Use four $1.00/1 – NYC Product, $1.00 or more (walmart.com)
Pay $1.97, Receive $2.00 Up Reward
Final Price: $0.03 Moneymaker, when you buy 5

CVS
Metamucil Packets, 10 ct $2.99, sale price through 7/12
Buy 1, Receive $1.99 ExtraBucks through 7/12, Limit 1
Use $1.00/1 – Metamucil Product from PG 7/6
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.99 ExtraBucks
Final Price: Free

TARGET
Buy 3 Gerber Grabbers Pouches, 4.23 oz $1.32, sale price through 7/12
Use one $1.00/3 – Gerber Graduates Grabbers Products (coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.99 each, when you buy 3

WALGREENS
Buy 2 Canada Dry, Sunkist, 7-Up or A&W Ten Sodas, 2 L $1.00, sale price through 7/12
Use one $1.00/1 – 7UP Ten, A&W Ten, Canada Dry Ten, RC Ten or Sunkist Ten Soda, 12 pk or (2) 2 L (coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy 2

Yardley Body Wash or Shower Gel, 16 oz $2.49, sale price through 7/26
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 with Shopmium (use code GHUUAEPE)
Spend $1.00, Receive 50 Balance Rewards Points With In-Ad Coupon through 8/30
Use $1.00/4 – Yardley Bar Soaps Singles, (2) Double Packs or (1) 4-pack OR (1) Shower Gel or Body Wash, 16 oz from SS 5/18
Pay $1.49, Receive 100 Balance Rewards Points ($0.10) and Submit for $1.00 Shopmium Credit
Final Price: $0.39

Buy 4 Yardley Bar Soaps, 4.25 oz $1.00, sale price through 7/26
Spend $1.00, Receive 50 Balance Rewards Points With In-Ad Coupon through 8/30
Use one $1.00/4 – Yardley Bar Soaps Singles, (2) Double Packs or (1) 4-pack OR (1) Shower Gel or Body Wash, 16 oz from SS 5/18
Pay $3.00, Receive 200 Balance Rewards Points ($0.20)
Final Price: $0.70 each, when you buy 4

Ivory Bar Soap, 3.1 oz 3 pk $1.00, sale price through 7/26
Spend $1.00, Receive 50 Balance Rewards Points With In-Ad Coupon through 8/30
Use $0.25/1 – Ivory Body Wash, 12 oz or 3 bar pk (coupons.com)
Pay $0.75, Receive 50 Balance Rewards Points ($0.05)
Final Price: $0.70, or 0.23 per bar

It’s fun getting cheap and free stuff, isn’t it?


Chick-fil-A: Dress Like a Cow on Friday July 11 = FREE Meal or Entree

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

Chick-Fil-A

It’s that time of year… time for Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day! Dress like a cow and head to your local Chick-fil-A and you’ll receive a free meal (entree, side, and drink!). Or wear a cow accessory and get a free entree. For full rules, locations, and a printable cow costume visit Chick-fil-A.com.


Thrifty Tip: Make Your Own Pickles

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

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Our little garden has done very well this season. And, we have gotten lots of cucumbers, among other things. But, aside from just snacking on cucumbers and adding them to a salad, I haven’t had much else to do with them. So, I finally tried what I’ve talked about doing for a long time – Make pickles! I wish I had done this sooner! What an easy, inexpensive way to make a healthier version of this tasty condiment.

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

  • 3 wide mouth jars with lids and rings
  • fresh or dried dill (I didn’t have any on hand. So, I didn’t use it this time. But, I plan to have some for the next time.)
  • cucumbers washed
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 hot peppers (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup salt
  • black peppercorns (I used about 1 tablespoon per jar)

(Since we had peppers in our garden, I decided to use them…why not, right?)

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Instructions
1. Sanitize jars. I don’t have a canning kettle. So, I just filled my largest pot with water, brought it to a boil and placed the jars in for about 10 minutes. Just before the water came to a boil, though, I placed the lids of the jars in for about 5 minutes.
2.Bring water, vinegar, and salt to a boil in a pot.
3. Put garlic, dill, and cut peppers in jars.
4. Put the cucumber slices into jars tightly until they reach the neck of the jars.
5. Pour brine into jars, leaving ½ inch head space. 6. Add lid and ring to each jar and tighten.
6. Set the jars on towel and turn upside down.
7. Cover jars with a towel until they have cooled off.
8. Once cool, store in a cool dark location. The pantry is a convenient spot. Pickles are ready to eat immediately! Store in fridge once jars are opened. 
Enjoy!
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Tips For When You’re Running Out of Money

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

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Payday isn’t for another week. You have to buy gas, pay a few bills, and buy groceries, but you don’t think that the money in your account is going to stretch. Here are a few tips to help get you through the next few days.

Transportaion

Fuel is expensive and could eat up a great deal of the money you have left in the account. When it comes to gas money less is more. Try only getting half a tank of gas. Limit the amount of driving that you do. When this isn’t possible, find someone to car pool with. Offer them some gas money. They are going your way anyway and you most likely won’t be offering to fill up the whole gas tank, but most people won’t turn down an offer to offset their expenses. Be sure to return the favor should they be stuck in the same situation. This works really well with a friend so rather than offering to pay for gas, you offer to return the favor.

Food

Buy small one meal items such as pot pies. They can be a full meal, are easy to cook, and are healthier than junk food and take out. Best of all, most pot pies are under a dollar. They come in a variety of flavors as well. When you can’t avoid eating outside the house try taking a bag lunch, or in a pinch order off the dollar menu. Check your fridge for good leftovers (and get rid of that two month old science project growing in the back of the freezer). Plan your meals around using up leftovers, perhaps adding a twist like different seasonings or a new vegetable.

Bills

This is why auto-pay isn’t the best plan. If you’re running short this month, it may be time to pick and choose. Find out if you have a grace period on any of your bills. Many mortgages have a grace period of anywhere from a few days to as much as 15 days past the monthly due date where you won’t incur a late fee as long as you make your payment before then. But don’t get in the habit of depending on a grace period, that could lead to paying late at some point down the road. Always make your mortgage or rent your priority because those are some of the most expensive late fees! But a grace period could be the wiggle room you need for this month just to make ends meet.


More New Printable Coupons!

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

We have even more brand new printable coupons from coupons.com!


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$1.00 off Heinz Ketchup AND ONE Ore-Ida product
$1.00 off one International Delight Iced Coffee
$1.00 off any two International Delight
$1.00 off any (1) International Delight Creamer
$1.00 off Irish Spring GEAR Body Wash or Bar Soap
$0.75 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill
$2.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil starter kit
$0.55 off Glade Premium Room Spray 9.7 oz
$0.55 off any Glade Jar Candle
$0.55 off any Glade Wax Melts
$2.00 off any Glade Automatic Spray starter kit
$0.75 off any Glade Automatic Spray refill
$1.00 off two Wet Ones Wipes: Canister or Singles
$8.00 off one Hasbro Game and one Duracell 6-pack
$1.00 off Quilted Northern Bath Tissue Giant Roll
$0.75 off any one LUZIANNE POUR-N-STIR product
$1.00 off One Frozen DE WAFELBAKKERS Pancakes
$1.00 off any 4 Fancy Feast Broths
$1.00 off Energizer Brand Batteries or Flashlight
$0.75 off ONE Scope Classic, Outlast or Sparkle
$1.50 off TWO Scope Classic, Outlast or Sparkle
$3.00 off GERBER GOOD START Gentle Formula
$5.00 off 5 quart jug of any Valvoline Motor Oil
$1.50 off ONE Clairol Nice N Easy Root Touch Up
$1.50 off ONE Clairol Nice N Easy Hair Color
$1.50 off ONE Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color
$2.00 off ONE Clairol Age Defy Hair Color
$2.00 off ONE COVERGIRL OUTLAST Lip Product
$1.00 off GARNIER FRUCTIS Shampoo, Conditioner
$1.00 off any one (1) EXCEDRIN product
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Aftershave
$2.00 off any one (1) Gas-X Softgels product


When Medical Bills Are Too High

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

medical bills

Medical bills can be scary. On top of the potential of an emergency visit or an operation, needing to deal with the financial aspect of medical care can tip a person over the edge. Luckily there are ways to work with the medical staff to get the care you need.

Own It

The last thing that you want to do when a medical cost is too high is to ignore your medical need. The second to last thing you want to do is ignore your financial situation. Let the doctor’s office or hospital know up front what your financial situation is. Most medical practitioners can either work with you or refer you to a service that can help you. Yes, every now and then you will end up with an unhelpful doctor or nurse,  but for the most part these professionals want you to be able to get the medical help that you need. They are even more willing to work with you when they know what they are working with.

Payment Plans

Many hospitals are more than happy to set up a payment plan when you can’t pay a bill in full. Most likely the hospital will want a down payment, but it will be a lot less than trying to pay in full. If possible, meet with the financial department to see what a service or procedure will cost before getting the care. At the very least it will give you the time to come up with a game plan.

Know What You Don’t Need

Often there are costs that go along with extra medical care we may not need to have. For example, if you don’t need an epidural during delivery, you don’t need to pay for an epidural. If you can handle having your wisdom teeth removed with only novocaine, you don’t need to pay to get knocked out. Some things will be unavoidable, while others will have a little wiggle room. Know what you need and what you can handle when walking into a procedure.


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