Thursday, March 5, 2015

Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge Week 10

Only 294 more day until Christmas!

Christmas can be expensive which is why I start in January earning gift cards from Swagbucks to use for Christmas presents.I have used Swagbucks for the past 3 years to earn gift cards and the gift cards earned have been used solely as Christmas presents.

This year I will continue chronicling my savings with  Swagbucks each week with a goal of earning $200 in gift cards to buy presents for Christmas 2015.

If you're not familiar with my Swagbucks Christmas Savings Challenge I'll be posting every Thursday about how much  I've earned through Swagbucks. Everything I earn will be traded for Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas presents. I trade in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards which cost 450 bucks.

Swagbucks Week 9 Information:
Current Swagbucks: 5222
$5 Gift Cards Earned:  11 (that's $55!)
Amount needed until next gift card:178

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks it is one of my favorite online earning programs. You can read more about Swagbucks at this post.

I've chosen to use the gift cards earned from Swagbucks earned solely for Christmas presents. There are many other programs and survey sites that I participate in to earn extra money and gift cards check out the complete list.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Meijer mPerks: New Free Yogurt Coupons to Clip

https://mperks.meijer.com/mperks?signin=false&cmpid=SEM:mPerks:mPerks_Brand:+Meijer%20+mperks:BING

Head on over to your Meijer mPerks account to clip some new coupons for free yogurt. I had five coupons for free yogurt in my account. If you can't find them at first I was able to find them in the dairy section.

These coupons are good through 3/17/15!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Meijer: 5-10 Percent Off your Grocery, Health, Beauty, and General Merchandise Purchase


Meijer has  is once again offering 5% off your grocery, health, and beauty care purchase and 10% off your general merchandise purchase when you clip the mPerks coupon.

Coupon is valid February 27-28. 

Big Lots: 20 Percent Off Your Entire Purchase February 28-March 1



Big Lots is once again offering 20% off your entire purchase on Saturday, February 28 after 2PM for Buzz club members. If you aren't a Buzz Club member yet you can get your card in-store for free.

You can also shop all day Sunday when use the 20% off printable coupon.

This is one of my FAVORITE absolute sales. You can check out some of the deals I scored in January the last time Big Lots offered 20% off your entire purchase at this post.

Groopdealz: 15 Percent off AND Free Shipping!

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=256142&m=30149&u=401173&afftrack=

GroopDealz is offering Extra 15% off sitewide and free shipping when you use coupon code: FEB15

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=256142&m=30149&u=401173&afftrack=

Shop now for best selection. The 15% off your purchase is good through February 28.

Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge Week 9

Only 300 more day until Christmas!

Christmas can be expensive which is why I start in January earning gift cards from Swagbucks to use for Christmas presents.I have used Swagbucks for the past 3 years to earn gift cards and the gift cards earned have been used solely as Christmas presents.

This year I will continue chronicling my savings with  Swagbucks each week with a goal of earning $200 in gift cards to buy presents for Christmas 2015.

If you're not familiar with my Swagbucks Christmas Savings Challenge I'll be posting every Thursday about how much  I've earned through Swagbucks. Everything I earn will be traded for Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas presents. I trade in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards which cost 450 bucks.

Swagbucks Week 9 Information:
Current Swagbucks: 5167
$5 Gift Cards Earned:  11 (that's $55!)
Amount needed until next gift card: 233

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks it is one of my favorite online earning programs. You can read more about Swagbucks at this post.

I've chosen to use the gift cards earned from Swagbucks earned solely for Christmas presents. There are many other programs and survey sites that I participate in to earn extra money and gift cards check out the complete list.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Swagbucks Birthday Extravaganza: 49 Bonus Swagbuck Codes!

http://www.swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-trk&t0=blgTrk&t1=835360&t2=293
Today's your lucky day -- it's a Birthday Extravaganza! Well, maybe not your birthday, but Swagbucks.com turns 7 today & they're celebrating by giving away a bunch of free bonus Swag Bucks!

Today, Feb 25th, they started giving out Swag Codes at 7am PST / 10am EST and the fun doesn't stop until 6pm PST / 9pm EST! They are giving out 6 Swag Codes throughout the day for a total of 49 SB. What's even better is that they released the Swag Code schedule, so you know exactly when and where to find all the Codes!! (see image above)

What's a Swag Code? Well, they are fun little codes made of letters and/or numbers & it's how Swagbucks gives out bonus SB. They are only live for an hour typically, so you have to know where to find them (or hear from other SB members) and enter it on the site or mobile app to get your SB. Occasionally, Swagbucks will throw a big Extravaganza where they give out multiple Swag Codes in one day along with other fun ways to win bonus Bucks. And all those bonus SB come in handy when it's time to redeem for gift cards. So if you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, now is the perfect time! Get caught up in the birthday bonus Swag Bucks and sign up today!

I LOVE Swagbucks and have been using them for years. Check out my weekly Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge posts to see how I use Swagbucks to purchase Christmas presents yearly!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Meijer: Hot Deal on Schick Razors only $1.29 each (regularly $6.29!)


This week at Meijer when you spend $25 on select shaving products you'll receive $10 off instantly. Combine that deal with the new $5.00 off two (2) Schick Disposable Razor Pack to save even more.

Here's the deal:

Buy 4 Schick Disposable Razors $6.29+ (reg price)
Total: $25.16
-$10 off instantly Meijer promotion   
Use two: $5.00 off two (2) Schick Disposable Razor Pack
Final price: $5.16 or just $1.29 a pack!

Schoola: New $15 Off Your Purchase and Free Shipping -- Free Children's Clothing!

http://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3XwzaKPP


Schoola is offering new members a $15 credit AND free shipping on any order with coupon code: HURRY. Schoola is similar to ThredUp and offer new-gently used kids clothing at reduced prices. Prices are as low as $2.99.

http://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3XwzaKPP

I previously took advantage of this same promotion from Schoola and I picked out a pair of pants, shorts, and a new shirt for my four year old. Total was $14.09 so free after new member credit! I did have to enter my credit card, but I wasn't charged since my total was zero.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Cents of Style: Spring Infinity Scarf only $5.95 Shipped!

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=255549&m=31374&u=401173&afftrack=

Cents of Style is offering beautiful spring infinity scarves today for just $5.95 with free shipping when you use coupon code: SPRING

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=255549&m=31374&u=401173&afftrack=
There's a huge selection of scarves to choose from with many different colors available for each print. Head on over to Cents of Style to start shopping.

 I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring! We're on snow day number two this week and the weather here is currently 10 degrees below zero. Cuddling up on the couch and cocoa is on the agenda for me and my 4 year old today :)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Children's Place: 50 Percent Off Tops and Free Shipping!

http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3944687-12125563

Need any children's clothes? Children's Place is offering 50% off tops and free shipping on every order!

http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3944687-12125563

http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3944687-12125563

If you want to get any cute St. Patrick's Day shirts for your kids they're only $5.25 shipped!

Shop through Ebates to earn 2.5% of your total purchase in cash back. If you're not familiar with Ebates read this post to learn about the $10 gift card you'll receive just for joining :)

Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge Week 8

Only 308 more day until Christmas!

Christmas can be expensive which is why I start in January earning gift cards from Swagbucks to use for Christmas presents.I have used Swagbucks for the past 3 years to earn gift cards and the gift cards earned have been used solely as Christmas presents.

This year I will continue chronicling my savings with  Swagbucks each week with a goal of earning $200 in gift cards to buy presents for Christmas 2015.

If you're not familiar with my Swagbucks Christmas Savings Challenge I'll be posting every Thursday about how much  I've earned through Swagbucks. Everything I earn will be traded for Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas presents. I trade in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards which cost 450 bucks.

Swagbucks Week 8 Information:
Current Swagbucks:4942
$5 Gift Cards Earned:  11 (that's $55!)
Amount needed until next gift card:348

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks it is one of my favorite online earning programs. You can read more about Swagbucks at this post.

I've chosen to use the gift cards earned from Swagbucks earned solely for Christmas presents. There are many other programs and survey sites that I participate in to earn extra money and gift cards check out the complete list.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Shopping Trip: Savings at Target


I headed to Target this week and even though I didn't have a ton of deals in mind, I did manage to get a few good deals. Here's my trip:

When you buy 5 select Pepperidge Farm items this week you get a $5 Target gift card so I did two transactions so I could use the gift card that day.

Transaction 1:

$1.99 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs (bought 5)
Paid: $9.95 and received a $5 Target gift card

Transaction 2:

$1.51 Valentine's Day M&M Candies
$1.51 Valentine's Day M&M Candies
Used Save $1 on 2 M&M Candies printable (no longer available)
Final price: $1.01 each

$2.69 Motts Jar of Applesauce
Used $1 off any Motts product printable (no longer available)
Final price: $1.69

$3.31 Nutella 
Used $2 off Nutella 13 oz product printable (no longer available)
Final price: $1.31

$0.70 Target Dollar Spot Organizer (on clearance 30% off)

$7.00 Tidy Cat Litter (not pictured)
Used $3.00 off Purina Tidy Cats Lightweight cat litter
Final price: $4

$8.79 Jergens Lotion
Used $1 off peelie found on package
Final price: $7.79

Price before coupons: $25.51
Used $5 gift card from first transaction
Received $0.05 off for bringing in my own bag
Received $0.88 off for using my Target debit card
Final price: $11.58

Target.com: Kids Swimwear Buy 1 Get 1 60 Percent Off!

http://www.target.com/c/clothing/-/N-5xtd3?clkid=xrqRhLTlN3b1UMhVCQVnF3-wUkV3LURIEXHg3I0&lnm=184695&afid=Ebates+.&ref=tgt_adv_xasd0002




Through today Target.com is offering kids swim buy 1 get 1 60% off. I was able to pick up my son a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Rash Guard and Swim Trunks for $16.00 plus tax shipped!

If you have a Target RedCard you'll receive free shipping otherwise you can choose in-store pickup if available. Hurry, this offer is only valid through today, February 18.

Remember to shop through Ebates to earn 1% of your total purchase in cash back. If you're not familiar with Ebates read this post to learn about the $10 gift card you'll receive just for joining :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FitStudio: I've been earning $5 weekly!



Remember last week how I posted about how you can earn $5 in Shop Your Way Rewards points to Kmart or Sears for registering a fitness device like FitBit and walking 15 miles or burn 1500 calories a week?

I've been earning $5 in rewards points, but you only have a week to use the points before they expire. This past week I didn't have time to stop into Kmart/Sears to use my $5 in points and they were expiring so I chose to complete an online order and choose free in-store pickup.

Here's my order:

I picked up 3 boxes of Kellogg's fruit snacks and a box of Honey Nut Cheerios for $7.51. I had $6.77 in points to redeem (5000 from FitStudio and some other ones I previously earned) meaning I paid just $0.74 out of pocket!

Learn more about FitStudio and ways to earn at this post.

Saving Challenge: Michigan's Adventure Season Passes


With the summer's off I'm always looking for fun ways to keep my four year old and I busy. Since moving last year I now live just twenty minutes from Michigan's Adventure. We visited the park last year summer and it was a blast. My son loved the rides including a kids coaster and the waterpark there is huge. The only downside is that a ticket is $29.99 and that includes kids three and up so it's almost $60 alone for tickets for my son and I to visit for one day!

I have decided to purchase a season pass for my son ($93) and the season pass plus dining for myself ($189) since my son and I can always split the entrĂ©e we get with that dining pass. Instead of simply buying these passes (and probably having them end up on my credit card) I have decided I want to earn the extra money. Here's my biweekly update on my earnings thus far:


I had a surprise snow day meaning no work for me last week so I decided to go through my son's closets. I posted some of his outgrown clothing and other random items from my basement on a local Facebook yard sale group and ended up earning an extra $50!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Signup/referral:theresacolleen

I also earned a whopping $61.43 from Teachers Pay Teachers last month selling lesson plans online. This is the most I have ever earned through that site in a month. Usually I transfer my earnings to my bank account and the money gets spent on miscellaneous items, but this month I decided to put it toward my savings challenge.  Altogether by selling items online and from selling lesson plans I added $111.43 to my savings!

Current Savings: $155.43
Total for 2 season passes: $282
55% Saved so far!

GroopDealz: 10 Percent Off Entire Purchase

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=249246&m=30149&u=401173&afftrack=

GroopDealz is offering an extra 10% off your purchase through February 20 with coupon code: PREZ10

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=249246&m=30149&u=401173&afftrack=

Groopdealz is one of my favorite flash sale sites which features great deals on clothing, jewelry, home and baby items. This offer is good through January 31 at midnight.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Expedia: $50 off your $200 or More Hotel Booking!


Going on a trip soon? Expedia is offering $50 off your hotel booking of $200 or more!

I scoured the Internet for the best hotel deal and after lots of searching the best deal was still through Expedia with the $50 off code.

Simply visit Expedia and enter your phone number and Expedia will text you a coupon code to be used at checkout. Must book by February 16!

Pampers Gift to Grow 20 More Points


Pampers has released two new Gifts to Grow Rewards worth a total of 20 points. Simply enter the following codes:


FB999CNEKJRKN14
TWIT89898989815

You can enter the code online, text it to 726-777 or you can download the new free app on your phone.



If you haven't joined Pampers Gifts to Grow yet join now for free and receive 100 points!

 Pampers releases many points online and you can also earn them from purchasing Pampers products. You can exchange your points in for many different rewards including toys, magazine subscription, and gift certificates.

You might be able to receive an additional 50 points after joining by entering code: JOINNOW4REWARDS

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Weekend Mall Deals and Printable Coupons

If you are headed out to the mall this weekend make sure you print these coupons to save even more.

Abercrombie
Save $10 off $50, $20 off $75, or $30 off your $100 purchase printable (expires 2/16)

Bath and Body Works
Save $10 off your purchase of $30 or more printable (expires 2/16)

Carter's
Save 20% off your purchase of $40 or more printable (expires 3/4)

Children's Place
Save 20% off any purchase printable (expires 2/9)

Disney Store
Save 25% off your entire purchase printable (expires 2/16)

Famous Footwear
15% off your entire purchase printable (expires 2/17)

Gordmans
Save $10 off your $50 purchase printable (expires 2/14)

Hollister
Save 20% off your entire purchase printable (expires 2/16)

JC Penney
Save $10 off your $25 purchase printable (expires 2/16)

Justice
Save 40% off your entire purchase printable (expires 2/23)

Kohl's
Save 15% off your entire purchase printable (expires 2/16 )
Save $10 off your $50 or more jewelry/watch purchase  printable (expires 2/17)

Lane Bryant
Save $25 off your $75 purchase printable (expires 2/22)

New York and Company
Save $25 off your $75 purchase printable (expires 2/20)

Shoe Carnival
Save $10 off $50, $20 off $100, $30 off $150 purchase printable (expires 2/17)

Ulta

Save $3.50 off a $10 purchase printable (expires 2/14)

Yankee Candle
Buy 2 large candles and get 1 free printable (expires 2/16)

Younkers
Save $10 off your $25 purchase printable (expires 2/7)

Avon: Free Shipping On Any Order thru 2/16


Avon.com is offering free shipping on any order through February 16 with coupon code: FSANY15
Be sure to check out the outlet section to find some steals. 

Shop through Ebates to earn 6% of your total purchase in cash back. If you're not familiar with Ebates read this post to learn about the $10 gift card you'll receive just for joining :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Frecklebox: Free Personalized Printable Valtentine's and Coloring Pages


http://www.frecklebox.com/free-personalized-coloring-pages-63t.aspx?utm_source=fblist&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=

If you need some last minute Valentine cards  FreckleBox has cute printable cards available. You can choose colored pages or blank ones you can color yourself.

http://www.frecklebox.com/free-personalized-coloring-pages-63t.aspx

Frecklebox also features coloring pages you can personalize with your child's name also.

Amazon: 37 Free Apps Today!

http://www.amazon.com/b/?_encoding=UTF8&ascsubtag=f3d7b61a616240fdbfb02502e8f0432c&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&node=10076151011&rh=i%3Amobile-apps%2Cn%3A10076151011%2Cn%3A10076151011&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=myfavdea-20&linkId=CPF244XBMUU62KWY

Amazon is offering 37 (normally paid) apps for free today! These are for Android and there is a nice variety including an ad free version of Trivia Crack!

Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge Week 7

Only 315 more day until Christmas!

Christmas can be expensive which is why I start in January earning gift cards from Swagbucks to use for Christmas presents.I have used Swagbucks for the past 3 years to earn gift cards and the gift cards earned have been used solely as Christmas presents.

This year I will continue chronicling my savings with  Swagbucks each week with a goal of earning $200 in gift cards to buy presents for Christmas 2015.

If you're not familiar with my Swagbucks Christmas Savings Challenge I'll be posting every Thursday about how much  I've earned through Swagbucks. Everything I earn will be traded for Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas presents. I trade in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards which cost 450 bucks.

Swagbucks Week 7 Information:
Current Swagbucks:4634
$5 Gift Cards Earned:  10 (that's $50!)
Amount needed until next gift card: 316

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks it is one of my favorite online earning programs. You can read more about Swagbucks at this post.

I've chosen to use the gift cards earned from Swagbucks earned solely for Christmas presents. There are many other programs and survey sites that I participate in to earn extra money and gift cards check out the complete list.