Frugal Activities for Kids

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

Frugal Activities for Kids

Kids are expensive even when they are young. We want to be able to give them the best opportunities as they grow. Most enterprising children’s companies know this as well and many teach by play experiences cost a good deal of money. Luckily, there are a few ways around the cost of some popular learning tools.

Event Calendars

Checking event calendars at stores or online can help fill up a schedule for a child without breaking the bank. There are activities at libraries that help children get into reading, some even give out prizes at the end of summer. Libraries sometimes host fun little activities like teddy bear picnics. Most of these events are free to participate in. Book stores and art centers in some areas also provide story time or mommy and me art classes. These are also usually free or very low cost. If a daddy would like to attend as well many of these events happen on weekends in addition to weekdays. Try not to go twice in one week though, or you may find yourself repeating the same activity.

Just The Toys Please

Some classes for children go all out to supply extras when a child joins up. It could be CDs  and instruments if it’s a music class. In an art class it’s free supplies. What most people don’t know is that these items are usually for sale without the class. In most cases they a quite a bit less expensive. With the internet as a tool, plans for age appropriate projects are also readily available. You don’t have to waste gas going to another place and could even invite friends over to work on projects all together.

Just Like Mommy

It’s no secret that our little ones like to mimic what mommy or daddy are doing. That’s why it is equally important to take the time to share our talents with our children. After this article I will be opening up our writing software so my two year old can write his article (just so long as he’s still sitting on my lap). In this time he will, no doubt, tell me he is working and it’s time for me to be quiet. We find time to do some light yoga and meditation. These activities teach my sweet little guy to be calm and gives us time together.


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Posted on April 21st, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

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Diaper Deals This Week

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

 

Alright, thrifty mama divas, here are your diaper deals for the week. Check out the sales and the coupons you can use with with them…because a thrifty diva never pays full price! :)

CVS

Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 ExtraBucks on Baby Care Products Listed, Limit 1
Little Swimmers, 17-20 ct $9.00, sale price through 4/12
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 ExtraBucks through 4/12, Limit 1
Pay $36.00, Receive $10.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $6.50 each, when you buy 4

Huggies Wipes, 168-184 ct $6.00, sale price through 4/12
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 ExtraBucks through 4/12, Limit 1
Use $0.50/1 – Huggies Baby Wipes, 40 ct or larger from SS 3/23
Pay $27.50, Receive $10.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $3.50 each, when you buy 5

Buy 3 Huggies Goodnites Jumbo Pack $9.00, sale price through 4/12
Buy 1 Huggies Wipes, 168-184 ct $6.00, sale price through 4/12
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 ExtraBucks through 4/12, Limit 1
Use three $2.00/1 – Goodnites Underwear, jumbo pack or larger from SS 3/23
And use one $0.50/1 – Huggies Baby Wipes, 40 ct or larger from SS 3/23
Pay $26.50, Receive $10.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $4.13 each, when you buy all 4

RITE AID

Buy 4 Huggies Little Snugglers Jumbo Pack Diapers $12.49, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off through 4/12
Spend $20.00, Receive $5.00 Up Reward through 4/12, Limit 2
Use $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers, 42 ct or larger from SS 3/23
Pay $25.47, Receive $5.00 Up Reward
Final Price: $5.12 each, when you buy 4

Pampers Super Pack Diapers $24.99
Buy 1, Receive $7.50 Up Reward, Limit 2
Use $1.50/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/2 – Pampers Diapers or Pants Bags OR (1) Box from PG 3/30
Pay $23.49, Receive $7.50 Up Rewards
Final Price: $15.99

TARGET

Buy 2 Select Diaper Packs, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Pampers Super Pack $24.99
Buy 2, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Use $1.50/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers (coupons.com)
And use $2.00/2 – Pampers Wipes, 168 ct or larger or Diapers, 21 ct or larger, Target Mobile Coupon, Text THANKS to 827438
Or $1.00/1 – Pampers Boxed Diapers, 168 ct or larger, Target Mobile Coupon, Text SPRING to 827438
Or $1.50/2 – Pampers Diapers or Pants Bags OR (1) Box from PG 3/30
Pay $44.98, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $17.49 each, when you buy 2

Huggies Super Packs $24.99
Buy 2, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Use $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $2.50/1 – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Slip Ons Diapers (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Diapers, 42 ct or larger from SS 3/23
Or $1.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers from SS 3/23
And use $1.50/1 – Huggies Diapers, 20 ct or larger, TARGET Coupon from SS 3/23
Or $2.50/2 – Huggies Diapers, 20 ct or larger AND (1) Huggies Wipes, 56 ct or larger, TARGET Coupon from SS 3/23
Pay $40.98, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $15.49 each, when you buy 2

Luvs Value Packs $24.99
Buy 2, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Use $1.00/1 – Luvs Diapers, 90210 (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Luvs Diapers Bags OR (1) Box
Pay $47.98, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $18.99 each, when you buy 2

Buy 1 Pampers Super Pack $24.99
Buy 1 Huggies Super Packs $24.99
Buy 2, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Use one $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers (huggies.com)
And use one $1.50/1 – Pampers Swaddlers Diapers (coupons.com)
And use one $1.50/1 – Huggies Diapers, 20 ct or larger, TARGET Coupon from SS 3/23
And use one $1.00/1 – Pampers Boxed Diapers, 168 ct or larger, Target Mobile Coupon, Text SPRING to 827438
Pay $42.98, Receive $10.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $16.49 each, when you buy both

WALGREENS

Huggies Baby Wipes, 320 or 400 ct $9.99
Use $0.50/1 – Huggies Baby Wipes, 40 ct or larger from SS 3/23
Final Price: $9.49

Huggies Big Pak Diapers or Pull-Ups $18.99
Use $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Diapers, 42 ct or larger from SS 3/23
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers, 42 ct or larger from SS 3/23
Or $2.50/1 – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Slip Ons Diapers (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger, NO doubling  (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger, NO doubling (pull-ups.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Little Movers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swimpants (huggies.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers from SS 3/23
Final Price: $15.99

WALMART

Pull-Ups Big Kid Flushable Wipes, 42 ct $1.64, regular price
Use $1.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Big Kid Flushable Wipes, excludes trial size (pull-ups.com)
Final Price: $0.64

Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, 40-60 ct $9.47, regular price
Use $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers (huggies.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers, 42 ct or larger from SS 3/23
Or $1.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers from SS 3/23
Final Price: $6.47

Huggies Pull-Ups Learning Designs Training Pants, 26 ct (reg $9.47) $8.97, rollback price
Use $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger, NO doubling (pull-ups.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger, NO doubling  (pickupthevalues.com)
Final Price: $6.97

Will you be buying diapers this week?


Free Packet of BoomChickaPop Organic, Non-GMO Corn Seeds!

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

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Posted on April 17th, 2014 by Freebie Felicia

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Sprouts Organic Deals This Week

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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It’s Wednesday and that means it’s the best day to get the best deals at Sprouts. I contend that Sprouts’ sale prices on organic foods are of the best, if not the very best, deals available. Check out this week’s organic deals below.

Pick up a free bottle of Seventh Generation Stain Remover With Coupon (while supplies last)

Organic Mini Watermelons $2.98

Organic Strawberries $2.98

Organic Kales $1.50

Organic Broccoli or Cauliflower $1.50/lb

Organic Celery, Romaine or Red/Green Leaf Lettuce $1.50

Organic Table Carrots $2.98 (5 lb bag)

Organic Heirloom Tomatoes $2.98/lb

Organic Valencia Oranges or Grapefruits $2.98 (4 lb bag)

Pacific Foods Organic Broth $2.50

Horizon Organic Holiday Essentials 25% Off

Alden’s Organic Ice Cream $4.99

Sprouts Organic Vegetables $2.00

Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks $3.50

Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Shells $3.99

Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Sugar $3.50

R.W. Knudsen Organic Juice $3.00
-$1/1 R.W. Knudsen Sprouts Coupon
=$2.00

Clif Kit’s Organic Bars $1.00
-$1/1 Clif Kit’s Organic Bars Coupon
=Free

DOUBLE AD WEDNESDAY DEALS
Organic Curly or Lacinato Kale $.98/each

Organic Heirloom Tomatoes $2.98/lb

Organic Red Peppers $1.25/each

Organic Cucumbers $.77/each

Organic Red or Green Leaf Lettuce $1.50

Organic Strawberries or Blueberries $3.98
-$.75/1 Earthbound Farm Coupon
=$3.23

Organic Cilantro, Radishes or Green Onions $.77/each

Organic Table Carrots $2.98 (5 lb bag)

GT’s Organic Kombucha $2.50

Tazo Organic Tea $1.00

Twinings Organic Tea $3.00

Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Cereal $3.00

So Delicious Coconut Milk $2.50
-$1/1 So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk Mini Bars or
-$1/1 So Delicious coupon
=$1.50

So Delicious Coconut Minis $3.50
-$1/1 So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk Mini Bars or
-$1/1 So Delicious coupon
=$2.50

Annie Chun’s Organic Potstickers $2.50
-$.50/1 Annie Chun’s Coupon
=$2.00

Organic Spices or Vanilla Extracts 20% Off
-$1/1 Simply Organic Coupon
=varies

SPROUTS MONTHLY DEALS | APRIL 2014
Goddess Garden Organic Spray Sunscreen 25% Off

Pacific Foods Condensed Soups $2.50

Better Than Bouillon $5.49

Arrowhead Mills Organic Flour 25% Off

Coombs Organic Maple Syrup $9.99

VOSS Water $1.25/each

European Gourmet Organic Baking Mixes $3.50

Organic Valley Shreds or Stringles $5.49

Muir Glen Organic Pasta Sauce $3.99

Helen’s Kitchen Meat Alternatives $3.99
-$.75/1 Helen’s Kitchen Coupon (boost to $1.50)
=$3.24

Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil $6.99
-$2/1 Spectrum Sprouts Coupon in April Monthly Deals Flyer
=$4.99

Seeds Of Change Simmer Sauce $3.49
-$1.50/2 Seeds Of Change Products
=$2.74

Knudsen Organic Juices $3.50
-$1/1 Knudsen Sprouts Coupon in April Monthly Deals Flyer
=$2.50

Orgain Nutritional Shakes $2.49
-$1/1 Orgain Sprouts Coupon in April Monthly Deals Flyer
=$1.49

Kevita Organic Probiotic Beverage $2.49
-$1/1 KeVita Product Coupon
=$1.49

Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice $4.99
-$.75/1 Uncle Matt’s Juice Coupon
=$4.24

Mamma Chia Vitality Beverage $2.99
-$1/2 Mamma Chia Beverage Coupon
=$2.49

Aura Cacia Essential Oils 25% Off
-$1/1 Aura Cacia Essential Oils Coupon
=varies

I think it’s time for strawberries and kale. Hmmm…sounds like a yummy salad. :) What’ll you be picking up from Sprouts this week?


What To Pay Off First

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

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Money comes and goes, but it feels like debt is always with us. It’s something that I know most people would like to change. It can be confusing though, when trying to juggle bills while paying off bills. What should we pay off first? Here is how we dealt with debt as a family.

Little Items

Perhaps it’s a twenty dollar tool bill at work or an arrears balance in our health care. Paying off little items often goes a long way financially. We may only have to pay twenty dollars per paycheck, but depending on how frequent the paycheck comes out, it can save forty to eighty dollars monthly. It’s also good to pay off personal debts, such as money that a friend loaned us as soon as possible. It doesn’t just keep our debt low, it acknowledges our friend’s financial help as well as their potential financial issues.

Overdue Bills

Nothing feels more horrible than a company representative calling about an overdue bill. It’s important, however, not to avoid these calls. Let the person on the other end know what your financial situation is. They may be able to grant you a grace period. Then pay the bill off as soon as possible. It’s not just financially healthy. It keeps the lights on and water running.

High Interest

There are many deals out there for credit cards that include a limited amount of time without interest, but then the interest goes up quite a bit.  Interest can be a financial killer. We always ended up owing at least 10-20% more than we borrowed. It may not sound like much, but it can add up when the money is borrowed to begin with. The first bills we tried to pay off were those that had a high interest rate. For us these were our credit cards.  High interest items can also include mortgage and vehicle payments. It might be tight for a few months, but it’s well worth getting these items out of the way.

 


What’s Free With Coupons This Week

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

FREE

If you’re in the market for toothpaste, photos, make up or yogurt, then you’re in luck because you can get them for free this week. Check out all the other cool full-sized freebies you can get by using coupons and store rewards dollars this week.

WALGREENS

Buy 3 Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Warmers $1.00 each, when you buy 3, sale price through 4/26
Use three $1.00/1 – GladeOil: PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer or Starter Kit (coupons.com)
Final Price: Free, when you buy 3

Buy 1 Ban Total Refresh Cloths, 10 ct $3.99, sale price through 4/19
Use Free – Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths from SS 4/13
Final Price: Free

Buy 1 Morton Epsom Lotion, 8 oz $6.00, sale price through 4/19
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 Register Reward
Pay $6.00, Receive $6.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

CVS

Buy 1 CVS Antacid Flavor Chew Peppermint, 12 ct $1.49, sale price through 4/26
Buy 1, Receive $1.49 ExtraBucks through 4/26, Limit 10 (Monthly Deal)
Pay $1.49, Receive $1.49 ExtraBucks
Final Price: Free

Buy 2 Almay Shadow Softies Eye Shadow $4.99, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off through 4/19
Use two $4.00/1 Almay Cosmetic Product from SS 4/13 (exp 4/27)
Final Price: Free, when you buy 2

Buy 1 Ban Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, 10 ct $3.39, regular price
Use one Free – Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths from SS 4/13
Final Price: Free

Buy 1 4 x 6 Photo Book $4.99, sale price through 4/19
Buy 1, Receive $4.99 ExtraBucks through 4/19, Limit 1
Pay $4.99, Receive $4.99 ExtraBucks
Final Price: Free

Buy 1 Colgate Max Toothpaste, 6 oz $3.00, sale price through 4/19
Or Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4-4.2 oz $3.00, sale price through 4/19
Or Colgate 2-in-1 Toothpaste, 4.6 oz $3.00, sale price through 4/19
Or Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 4 oz $3.00, sale price through 4/19
Use one $0.50/1 – Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or larger from SS 4/13
And use one $2.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, CVS Coupon Center Week of 4/13
Final Price: Free

Buy 1 Almay Color & Care Liquid Lip Balm $5.99, sale price through 4/19
Or Almay Eye Makeup Remover $5.99, sale price through 4/19
Buy 1, Receive $1.99 ExtraBucks through 4/19, Limit 1
Use one $4.00/1 Almay Cosmetic Product from SS 4/13 (exp 4/27)
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.99 ExtraBucks
Final Price: Free

TARGET

Buy 2 Mucinex Allergy, 5 ct $7.49, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card through 4/26
Use two $5.00/1 – Mucinex Allergy Product from SS 3/16
And use 10% Off – Mucinex and Delsym, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 4/19) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Pay $3.48, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $1.52 Moneymaker, when you buy 2

WALMART

Buy 1 Oscar Mayer P3, 1 ct $1.00, regular price
Use one $1.00/1 – Oscar Mayer P3 Portable Protein Pack (proteinproteinprotein.com)
Final Price: Free

Buy 1 McCormick Taco Seasoning Packet $0.56, regular price
Use one $0.75/1 – McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color from RP 4/6
Final Price: $0.19 Moneymaker

Buy 1 Yoplait Yogurt Cup, 6 oz $0.50, regular price
Buy 1, Earn $0.50 with Checkout 51
Pay $0.50, Submit for $0.50 Checkout 51 Credit
Final Price: Free

 

I think free make up is of my favorite type of freebies. And lotion…and groceries…and photos…Okay, I guess I’m just a sucker for freebies. How about you?


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