This Week’s Back To School Deals

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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I find that there’s a little bit of tension between getting back to school shopping done early and getting the best deals. I want to make sure that what I want to purchase will be there when I go shopping. So, I’d rather go early for that reason. But, the deals seem to get better the later it gets. Hmmmm…Check out this week’s list!

Walmart

Crayola Crayons, 24 ct $0.50
Final Price: $0.50

Elmer’s School Glue, 4 oz (reg $1.00) $0.50, rollback price
Final Price: $0.50

Mead Notebooks, 70 sheets $0.25 each, sale price
Final Price: $0.25

Mead Five Star 1-Subject Notebooks $1.97, regular price
Use $1.00/2 – Mead Five Star Products (teacherlists.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Five Star Products from PG 7/6
Final Price: $1.47 each, when you buy 2

70 Sheet Notebooks, 5 pk $0.97, regular price
Final Price: $0.97, or $0.19 per notebook

Poly Folder $0.50
Final Price: $0.50

Neon Eraser $0.25
Final Price: $0.25

Target

Crayola Crayons, 64 ct $2.50
Use $2.00 OFF – Crayola School Supplies Purchase, $10.00 or more, Target Coupon (target.com)
Final Price: $2.00 each, when you buy 4

Post-It 3×3 Notes $2.50
Use $1.00/1 – Post-It Notes Product, Target Coupon (target.com)
Or 10% OFF – Post-It Product, Target Coupon (target.com)
Or 10% OFF – Post-It Product, Target Mobile Coupon, Text SAVINGS1 to 827438
Final Price: $1.50

Mead Five Star Graph Paper, 100 ct $3.00
Use $1.00/2 – Mead Five Star Products (teacherlists.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Five Star Products from PG 7/6
Final Price: $2.50 each, when you buy 2

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Free Pool Safety Guide + $5 Coupon to Pool Supply World

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

If you own a pool, and have children, you know how important pool safety is. Keep your loved ones safe is of the utmost importance and should not be overlooked. Every year, on average, 5,200 children suffer pool related injuries and 390 will pass away due to drowning.

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Top 8 Things Replaced By Your Smartphone

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

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Phone technology is getting to a point where we may not need other electronic devices other than our phones. They have many tools and uses. Here are some of my favorites.

1 – Calculator Anything from working out a budget to figuring out the amount you should tip can be done with your phone calculator. You will most likely have it with you while shopping, so you can keep track of how much your groceries are costing you before you get to the check out lane. As long as you have a charged phone with you there is no need to buy a basic calculator again.

2 – Alarm Clock This could include any type of time device. As long as you have a phone, there is no need to buy a clock or a watch unless you are one of those people that need a back up alarm. Watches and clocks are becoming simply a form of decoration for home or wrist.

3 - Entertainment Most phones can now play music getting rid of the need for any portable music device. Some you download your songs to. Others you log into your favorite music website using the internet. Our phones also have big enough screens for us to enjoy videos, and television, as well as games.

4 – Communication Naturally the phone has become the main way we communicate with each other. We can call each other, text each other, and email each other from the little device the size of our hand. We can even make our phone calls with live video feed.  We can also access our social media using our phones.

5 – Camera Camera use on a phone doesn’t just mean still life photos anymore. We can also record video with our phones.  These aren’t horrible cameras either. The have pretty good resolution and take great shots. Plus, going back to communication, it’s easy to share photos with family and friends without the use of the postal service.

6 – Internet Access Many phones don’t just access email anymore. They give directions, show maps, and connect to search engines. In addition to the before mentioned communication and entertainment uses of the phone, you may not need an actual computer for much more than a storage device or printer from time to time.

7 – Apps There are also helpful tools that you can now download with your phone. My particular favorite is the flashlight app. As long as I know where my phone is when the lights go out I don’t have to go searching for the flashlight I haven’t used in three or more months.

8 – Planning Our phones now also have notepads and calendars built into them as well. They can serve as our planners and even remind us of what is scheduled.

What’s your favorite use for your phone that has replaced something else?


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Posted on July 28th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy


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Working With A Studio Apartment

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

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The studio apartment was an ingenious idea for the single individual living alone or childless young couple. It consists of a main room, bathroom, and sometimes a kitchenette. It often is a money saver and can be quite comfortable when following some common sense rules.

Dual Purpose Furniture

You are going to want furniture that has two purposes. A hide-a-bed sofa is nice, but can be heavy to carry up to the first floor. Futons are more ideal for the top floor and can carry out the same two functions as a hide-a-bed. In fact, if you can find one that has drawers under it you have a three purpose piece of furniture. Find coffee tables and night stands that have a storage space built into them, which leads to our next point.

Creating Storage Space

While dual purpose furniture is helpful, it won’t help with all your storage needs. Rather than trying to stuff everything in a closet or in the balcony utility shed, go vertical. Put up shelves to hold your toiletries in the bathtub where you will be using them. Another idea is to use a shower caddy that hangs from your shower head. Hang pots and pans on the wall in the kitchen where you will have easy access to them. This frees up cabinet space as well as counter and sink surfaces.

Go Flat

Pick out electronics that also work in a minimalist environment. A flat screen television is nice and takes up very little wall room. It can be hooked up to your computer and function as both. Between the many useful websites and phone apps, you shouldn’t need too much else. They can function as stereo, alarm clock, calendar, and other useful tools. If you want to conserve on even more space and money use a laptop instead. No only is it portable, it doesn’t have a tower and takes up less space.

 


Best Diaper Deals This Week

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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Check out the best of this week’s advertised diaper deals. As always, keep in mind that sometimes the best deals on diapers are unadvertised. So, check your local stores for clearance and unadvertised deals.

Target

Pull-Ups Training Pants Jumbo Pack $7.99-$8.99, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $1.50 with Ibotta
Use $3.50/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, must Unlock coupon (hopster.com)
Pay $4.49-$5.49, Submit for $1.50 Ibotta Credit
Final Price: $2.99-$3.99
Buy 2, Receive $20.00 Target Gift Card

Pampers Giant Pack Diapers $34.99, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $20.00 Target Gift Card through 8/2
Use $3.00/2 – Pampers Diapers or Pants Bags OR (1) Box from PG 7/6
Or $2.00/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Pampers Cruisers Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Pay $63.98, Receive $20.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $21.99 each, when you buy 2

Huggies Giant Pack Diapers $34.99, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $20.00 Target Gift Card through 8/2
Use $2.00/1 – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers from SS 7/13
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Diapers from SS 7/13
Pay $65.98, Receive $20.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $22.99 each, when you buy 2

Buy 1 Pampers Giant Pack Diapers $34.99, regular price
Buy 1 Huggies Giant Pack Diapers $34.99, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $20.00 Target Gift Card through 8/2
Use one $3.00/2 – Pampers Diapers or Pants Bags OR (1) Box from PG 7/6
And use one $2.00/1 – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
Pay $64.98, Receive $20.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $22.49 each, when you buy both
Buy 2, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card

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Pampers Gifts To Grow Rewards Program

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia


Join Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards program and receive 100 free points toward your purchase of Pampers goods.


Teaching at Home the Value of Money in Society

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

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Many things have changed in our society since I was younger, but other things continue to be important. One of them is the value of learning a proper work ethic and the value of a service rendered. It’s important to teach these values to the next generation, and where better than in our own homes?

Payment For Service Rendered

Once your children have learned to do their own chores there will be times they will not want to. A fake money system may be required. Just go to the dollar store and pick up some toy money or use the money in the Monopoly board game (providing that you got the game and now never play it).  Set up an amount paid for services such as chores or laundry. Next, set up the responsibility schedule.  Let every person in the household know what their responsibility is and the time period they have to complete it in. After this amount of time the chore or service is up for grabs for others to earn and the person responsible has to pay those that complete the service. This will not only teach kids about managing money, but the value of a good work ethic.

Fines

There are fines for everything in the world, from overdraft fees to parking tickets to places to smoke or use the phone. Many fines are avoidable, and one of the best financial lessons that we can teach our children is to avoid them. Do this by having a fine system in your home. Leaving toys out will cost a certain amount of money or a service to be completed. Not keeping your room clean will result in a fine. In the long run this will teach children to try to avoid the action that produces the fine and in adult life could save them some money.

Penalty System

It is just as important to teach children the consequences of not managing money, or trying to work the system. At times the party responsible may feel that the service is not worth doing and will be willing to pay someone to do it. This is okay as long as they have the “money” to do so. Should they cease adhering to the plan by not earning or paying, then it’s time to give them a nice orange vest and let them do community service until their debt to your society is paid. Continued failure to comply can result in more traditional consequences (you could ground them).

 


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