Spend Less Money on Gas!

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

spend less money on gas

Making sure you stay in budget when it comes to your vehicle is important, because when it comes to extra fuel, the cost can add up. Here are a few ways that may help you save on gas.

Check Online

Some cities have installed traffic cameras, and you can view how fast or slow traffic is going at the city’s transportation website. This can save both time and money. It can let you know if your regular route to work is prudent to use any given morning or if you will be stuck in traffic. It also can show alternate routes to your destination and how long it will take to get there so you won’t be late for work. I recommend checking an hour and a half before work and every half hour after, because traffic can change fast. If you need to leave early, you’ll know well in advance. If you have a smartphone or access to a computer at work (or someone at home that can check for you before you leave work), this works when you’re on your way home as well.

Explore Alternate Routes

When you have time check out Google Maps to see if there are other ways to get where you go everyday. Are they shorter? Do they avoid traffic lights? Do they save gas and money? You may find a route that helps you save more money than your normal route and keep those road rage feelings at bay.

Keep Your Car in Good Repair

Change your oil regularly. Check your tire pressure. Make sure you have the proper amount of fluids in your car (such as coolant, anti freeze, wiper fluid, etc.) Also make sure that you use the right types of fluids for your car. There are different types of oils for cars sold and what you are using now may not be the best option for your car. Acquire a manual for your car (if you don’t have the original) to find out what the best fluid options are for your vehicle. All these things can affect gas mileage and when kept up can save you money in fuel.


Hot Toy Deals At Target

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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If you like to plan ahead for the holidays, here’s a little tip for you. Check out these fantastic deals on toys at Target. Take advantage of the sale, stack your coupons and score great deals on early bird Christmas/holiday presents!

Let’s Imagine Elmo $34 (Sale thru 9/20)
Use one $5.00 Off (1) Playskool Sesame Street LET’S IMAGINE ELMO or one (1) BIG HUGS ELMO
Final Price = $29 after coupon, regularly $39.99

Play-Doh 24 Pack of Colors $14.99 (Regular Price)
Use one 20% Off Play-Doh 24 Pack Target Cartwheel x9/20
And use one $1.00 on any (1) one PLAY-DOH COMPOUND purchase of $2.50 or more
Final Price = $10.99

Play-Doh 4 Pack of Colors $2.99 (Regular Price)
Use one $1.00 on any (1) one PLAY-DOH COMPOUND purchase of $2.50 or more
Final Price = $1.99 after coupon

Play-Doh Magical Designs Palace $19.99 (Regular Price)
Use one 20% Off Play-Doh Magical Designs Aurora Palace Set Target Cartwheel x9/20
And use one $1.00 on any (1) one PLAY-DOH COMPOUND purchase of $2.50 or more
Final Price = $14.99

Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster $29.99 (Regular Price)
Use one 10% Off Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster Target Cartwheel x9/20
And use one $5.00 on any one (1) NERF REBELLE AGENT BOW (sku# B0344) or RAPID RED blaster
Final Price = $22 each
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10 FREE 4×6 Photo Prints + FREE Shipping!

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

Free photo prints

Download the FreePrints mobile app to get 10 FREE 4×6 Photo Prints + FREE Shipping! Just select 10 photos and checkout. Your FREE photo prints will arrive in 2 to 4 weeks!


Saving Money Tricks for the Stubborn

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

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You want to save money, but you are unwilling or unable to give up those little pleasures in life that will help you save money. It may be that you are stubborn or your significant other is stubborn. Either way, there are items in your life that you just refuse to downsize. Relax. There are still little ways to save money when you’re not ready to just give up those little pleasures.

That Soda Addiction

If you have anyone in your household who drinks soda like they breath air, you know there is no point in not buying soda. The main reason for this is because the person in question will go out and buy soda when you aren’t with them. Not only that, the soda will be from a vending machine so it will be more expensive. Instead of trying to cut off your soda expense entirely, try a few of the following tips. Try store brand soda. Many store brands taste as good as the name brands. Also try buying your soda in 2 liter bottles. Keep them cold and well capped when not in use and it’s less likely they will go flat. Perhaps you can gradually reduce your soda intake without anyone having a meltdown.

Fast Food Favorites

Sometimes you don’t go out for fast food because it’s convenient. Sometimes you go out for fast food because you crave a certain dish. Instead, try making it yourself. Often it will taste better and be made from higher quality ingredients. It will save you in gas and in fast food costs and most likely the amount of money you would’ve used to buy fast food will result in more meals. Also, consider keeping similar tasting foods around the house. Sometimes it’s not the taste of the food we crave. Instead it’s an ingredient that your mind equates with that food. Figure out what that ingredient is and find a more cost effective and healthy substitute. It may take some time for your mind to readjust, but it will be well worth it.

Entertainment

Shop around for better priced packages for internet, cable, or phone service. If you find something, check to see if your preferred company will match the price. See if you can get rid of channels that you don’t use. Find games that don’t require a subscription. Some games even have suitable generics that are free. Shop around to make sure you’re getting the best price on your entertainment.


Diaper Deals This Week

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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Why is it that no one tells you–or reminds you–that when your child is potty trained, he or she may still be wearing diapers (to sleep) for a long time! I either just blocked that out or it just didn’t work the same way with my first child. So, I am still looking at diaper deals. Here are the highlights of this week’s deals.

CVS

Any Pampers Jumbo Pack $8.99, sale price through 9/20
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card through 9/20, Limit 1 per week
Use $2.00/1 – Pampers Easy Ups Trainers (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Pampers Cruisers Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Easy Ups Trainers (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, 90210, CA (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Cruisers Diapers, 90210, CA (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, 90210, CA (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/2 – Pampers Diapers or Pants Bags OR (1) Box from PG 8/31
Final Price: $4.02

Huggies Diapers Big Pack, Huggies Pull-Ups, Goodnites or Tru-Fit Starter Pack $17.99, sale price through 9/20
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card through 9/20, Limit 1 per week
Use $3.00/1 – Huggies Diapers (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups (revtrax.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies GoodNites Tru-Fit Underwear Starter Pack (goodnites.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pack or larger (savings.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Goodnites Underwear, jumbo pk or larger (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies GoodNites Underwear, Jumbo pk or larger (goodnites.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $2.00/1  – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger (smartsource.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Little Snuggles Diapers (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers Diapers or Overnites Diapers from SS 9/14
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Diapers from SS 9/14
Final Price: $9.05

Pampers Super Pack $25.99, sale price through 9/20
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card through 9/20, Limit 1 per week
Use $2.00/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Pampers Cruisers Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, 77477, TX (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Easy Ups Trainers (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, 90210, CA (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Cruisers Diapers, 90210, CA (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, 90210, CA (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers (pampers.com)
Or $1.50/2 – Pampers Diapers or Pants Bags OR (1) Box from PG 8/31
Final Price: $15.41
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Coupons for TOYS!

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

Looking to buy some new toys for the kiddos? Maybe a back-to-school present. Or those upcoming birthday parties? Or get an early start on Christmas shopping!

Print these coupons to save!


$5.00 off any one MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES toy
$5.00 off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages™ Chair
$3.00 off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages™ Laptop
$3.00 off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages™ Vacuum
$3.00 off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages™ Mower
$5.00 off Laugh & Learn Stages™ Crawl Around™ Car
$5.00 off Laugh & Learn Puppy's Smart Stages Train
$5.00 off (1) Playskool Sesame Street Elmo
Buy One (1) LITTLEST PET SHOP Toy, get 1 Free
$3.00 off any Littlest Pet Shop Scene Style Set
$5.00 off one (1) PLAY-DOH Launch Game
$5.00 off one (1) NERF BOW or RAPID RED blaster
$1.00 off any (1) one PLAY-DOH Compound


Free NESTLÉ NESQUIK Sample + $1.50 Coupon

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

Get your free sample HERE! Sample pack includes five (5) NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® stick packs and a coupon to save $1.50 on your next purchase of any size, any flavor of NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® powder. Offer good in the US only. Offer valid only while supplies last. Limit one (1) sample pack per household or address. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.


No Payment Plan For Me

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

payment plan

Not to be over dramatic, but payment plans are the chains that bind us to the floor of uncertain financial life. They should be avoided at almost all costs. There are many benefits that go along with this point of view.

Peace of Mind

I may not have the latest car model. My furniture isn’t off the show room floor. What I do have is peace of mind. Nothing that I need can be repossessed. I don’t have to have full insurance in order to own something. I don’t need to worry about what can act as collateral when I decide to buy an item because I don’t need to apply for a loan. It does take me longer to get the things that I want, but once I have them they belong to me.

Lower Monthly Costs

I don’t buy items using a payment plan and as a result I don’t have monthly payments. This keeps my monthly expenses down by hundreds of dollars. I also don’t have to have full insurance coverage on certain assets unless I choose to. In addition to this, I don’t have to worry about pay dates or late fees. It also makes weekly budgeting shorter and less stressful.

Less Buyer’s Remorse

For me buyer’s remorse happens two ways. Either I pay too much in full for something I shouldn’t have and it lasts a day or two. At most this type or buyer’s remorse is gone in a month. The other kind of buyer’s remorse lasts as long as it takes to pay off the item I purchased. With payment plans that could be years. I would consider selling or returning items and sometimes that works out for me. However, you can never sell for purchase price of the item, so there will be a loss there. In the end it effects my confidence when making the next purchase of a similar product. Which is good in one way, then I learn from my mistake. But to you, I hope you don’t have to learn the hard way!


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