This Week’s BEST Laundry Product Deals 10/19 – 10/25

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

This Week's Best Laundry Deals | www.pennypinchinmom.com #deals #coupons #laundry #save money

In order to help YOU save money, we’ve got a round up of this week’s best Laundry Detergent deals!  We include only those national stores, such as Target, CVS, etc.

Search


Provide search term and click 'Search'
CVS
ECB DEALS
NON ECB DEALS
Dollar General
KMART
RITE AID
+UP DEALS
NON +UP DEALS
Target
Walgreens
AMAZON


Consumer Reports Magazine Only $19.99 Per Year!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

Consumer_Reports_Magazine_September_2012

Consumer Reports is renowned for its unbiased testing and product reviews of  cars, appliances, electronics, health, finance, product recalls and more.  You can pick up a subscription to Consumer Reports Magazine for only $19.99 per year (31% off)! Add this magazine to your shopping cart and then enter the coupon code pennypinch and then you will see the price drop!

This deal is good until Tuesday 10/21/14 11:59 PM EST.

**If you find any other title on this site, you can always use the code: pennypinch and instantly save 20% off of the list price!

New High Value Maybelline Dream Wonder Coupon + Deal Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

maybelline printable coupon

There is a nice, higher value coupon to print to save $4.00 off of one Maybelline New York DreamWonder Fluid-Touch Foundation.  We’ve found some deal ideas for you – so you can pick up your cosmetics without hurting your wallet!

WALMART
TARGET
WALGREENS (through 10/25)
CVS (Starting 10/26)

Gordman’s: Your One Stop for All Things Disney’s Frozen. Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card! (And Print a 20% off Coupon)

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

gordmans

I absolutely love shopping at Gordman’s.  I find the items that my family wants — and don’t pay those high department store prices.  This past week, my kids did not have school one day and so we spent some time visiting some stores – and Gordman’s was one of them they chose!

My youngest walked along and was taken in when she saw the Disney Frozen items.  I couldn’t believe the selection and so much less expensive than what I have found elsewhere.  Here are some of the things she saw and wanted (which she learned right away meant she couldn’t necessarily take home with her).   Yes, that is her saying PLEASSSSEEEEEEEE……….

frozen

If you’ve got an Elsa, Anna and Olaf fan living with you.  Make sure you visit Gordman’s before you spend too much at other stores!

And make sure you take along THIS coupon to save 20% off of one item too!!  Gotta love those coupons PLUS the low prices!!

 

THE GIVEAWAY:

One Reader will win a $25 Gordman’s Gift Card

Click Image To Enter

This contest will be open until October 23, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. The prize will be mailed to the address provided on the entry form.

Penny Pinchin’ Mom received a giftcard to facilitate the review. By entering this giveaway/sweepstakes, you are attesting that you have read and can comply with the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.

Do You Want to Build an Olaf Snack Pack

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

build an olaf image PPM

Frozen has taken the country by storm. Well at least my house! It seems like everyone has been inspired by the fun loving Olaf and princess Anna and Elsa. These fun little “Build an Olaf” Snack Packs are so much fun and super easy to assemble. They are perfect for a surprise lunch box treat, kids party or whatever occasion deem fit! No matter what you use them for the kids are sure to love them!

build an olaf snack pack

All you need are marshmallows, chocolate chips, pretzel sticks and candy corn. Put them in a baggie and seal it up this adorable printable “Do you want to build an Olaf label.  You can print on plain white paper or card stock, cut them to the size required and staple them to the tops of your baggies to seal them up for on the go!

Free Kindle and Nook eBooks – October 21, 2014 Edition

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

Free Kindle and Nook Books Downloads | www.pennypinchinmom.com  #free #kindle #nook #books #reading Here is today’s list of FREE Kindle and Nook Books for October 21, 2014. Remember that you do not need to own a Kindle to read these books. You can download the free Kindle app to your tablet, smartphone or other electronic device and can read any Kindle books.

** These books are all free as of the time we do the post.  Prices change quickly on Amazon, so if you don’t see that it is free, that is why.  Just make sure you check the price before you download.

Free Kindles free children's books

free romance books

free mystery books

free fiction books

free cook books

 

NOTE:  If you happen to inadvertently purchase a Kindle which is no longer free, you can get a refund.  Learn more about Kindle Return Policies.

 

free nook   free children's books

free romance books

free mystery books

**Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.

Toys R Us $100 Gift Card for $85

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

toys r us

Here is a great deal with the holidays coming up soon!  You can score a $100 Toys R Us Gift card for just $85!!  That is $15 in free toys!  Pair this with a sale and possibly coupons (as they come up) and you’ll be stretching your holiday budget even further!

There are limited quantities available, so make sure you grab yours before they sell out!

Creating a Chore Chart That Works for YOUR Child(ren)

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

If you struggle with chores in your house, we've got the fix!  You can check out this free chore chart by age and other forms - all to help you and your kids create a chore chart that works!  Click over to learn more about this system (and get some free printables)!!

Do you struggle to get your kids to do their chores — or even to figure out WHAT chores they need to do?  You are not alone.  And then, when you do figure out the chores, getting your kids to do them — with a smile on their face — is another obstacle all together.

As Moms and Dads, part of what we need to teach our children is how to contribute to the running of our household, which in turn can help them to become contributing members of society.  It helps the house run smoother and they actually get the opportunity to take ownership of a task.  That alone can boost self-esteem and help them with their development.  I know my kids get a lot of satisfaction when they complete a task.

When our kids were younger, we just did a ticket system and did not have a formal chore chart.  However, now that they are all older, it is easier to have all three of them follow the same system.  What we are trying to teach them more than anything is that you have to work to earn money.  Not only that, but if you do the wrong thing, you may have to pay money to others.

In our household, we do not call their money an allowance.  We call it commissions.  They also can earn bonuses (for extra tasks that are above what we would expect – like picking up the family room without being told).  Each Sunday evening, we sit down with them and their charts and we pay them all commissions and bonuses.  We then look at the fines to see how much they owe us in return.  Our fines include items such as fighting, sassing, not doing what you are told, etc.    They each know how much they can earn in 7 days and that they are responsible for any money they lose in the process.  If they do not do the work, they just do not get paid.  It is that simple (just like in life).

Here are some things to keep in mind when creating your own chore chart for your children.

 

1.  Keep it Age Appropriate.

 

Since we have 3 kids, that means the chores that they each must do vary.  In fact, our youngest has only 6 weekly items she must do whereas our 10 year old has close to 10.  The older your children are, the more responsibility they can accept.

I’ve created a chart you can use to determine the types of chores you can assign to your own children.  These are broken down into various age groups, to help make it simpler to find the chores your child should be able to complete.

chore chart by ages

Print Your Own Chore Chart by Age

This is a great way to help your children learn how to complete these tasks.  However, remember that you can’t expect perfection.  Just expect for them to try their best.  This chart is a great way for them to learn how to take care of themselves and their own home.

You may also try a task listed and find that your child is not yet ready to try that.  Just change what you do the following week.  Conversely, you may feel your child can take care of items listed in an age group which is older.  That too is fine.  This is a guide to help you find those items which work for both you and your child.

2.  Find a Form that Works for You.

 

It is important that your child can see the chart and keep track of what he or she has done for the week.  This can be done on a white board on your refrigerator or even a piece of paper tacked to a bulletin board.

The idea is that your children can see what they need to do on a daily basis and take the steps to do these items themselves.  I find that when my kids can physically check a box or a line to show they did something, they do much better at keeping track of what they have done and those items they have yet to complete.

We actually have created two different forms to help you and your children do just that.  One is very basic and is great for younger children. You fill in their name and the chores they need to do on each line.  Then, as they do each item, they just place an “X” in the box.

Blank Chore Chart For Younger Kids

Print Your Own Simple Chore Chart (for any age)

If your children are a bit older, you can use the Responsibility Chart instead.  This chart has spaces for the regular chores (Commissions), additional tasks (Bonsues) and areas where they tend to get into trouble (fines).  You tally up the income and take away the fines each week and they earn the difference.  This chart is created to teach them, well, responsibility in the workplace.

They learn that if they do not complete the work, they do not get paid.  They also learn that if they do the wrong thing (like fight or disrespect Mom and Dad), they have a fine.  We compare this to speeding or being reckless and causing damage to things.  It works well for our kids and they sure hate it when we say the word “FINE”!

responsibility chart

Print Your Own Responsibility Chart

If you want even more detailed information into how we use the Responsibility Chart in our home, you can read about that here — Teaching Our Children Financial Responsibility.

3. Check the Chore Charts Daily — Keep Them Easy To See

 

Whichever chart you opt to use for your kids, make sure your chart is easy to see and complete by your kids.  This may mean it takes up permanent residence on your refrigerator.  Your kids may have a bulletin board in their bedroom.  Wherever you place it does not matter – as long as your kids can see it.

Work with them to learn how to update their chart each night before they go to bed.  This helps them end the day seeing all that they were able to do, and ensures that they are working on those weekly items as need be done.

4. Determine the reward or incentive.

 

Rewards will vary greatly from family to family.  For some parents, the chores are required just as part of being a part of the family.  They are expected to contribute and there is no reward attached to it.  For others, it is simply financial.  They pay per chore or per week as the chore charts are completed.  Yet, for others, the rewards may be incentive based such as sleepovers, extra time on the game system, etc.  The beauty of any good system is that you can make it work for your family.

None of these are right or wrong.  You know your kids and your family structure, so you know what you expect and will give in return. A chore chart can serve as incentive and reminder for your kids (and quite possibly, even for you)!

The most important tip is be willing to fail.  None of us are perfect and it is easy to try something and find that it doesn’t work.  That doesn’t mean you should quit, you may just need to change the chores, or possibly the incentives.  Be willing to change it up and you will find something that works for you and makes your kids excited about helping around the house!

If you struggle with chores in your house, we've got the fix!  You can check out this free chore chart by age and other forms - all to help you and your kids create a chore chart that works!  Click over to learn more about this system (and get some free printables)!!

Huggies Pull-Ups Printable Coupons + Store Deal Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

Huggies Pull-Ups Coupons

We’ve got some great printable coupons to save on your Huggies Pull-Ups:

These coupons pair perfectly with deals at both CVS and Walgreens!

CVS (through 10/25)
WALGREENS (starting 10/26)

Better Than FREE Colgate Toothpaste at Walgreens (Print Now)

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

colgate coupon

Starting this Sunday, October 26th, Walgreens will run the following promotion:

Purchase select Colgate Toothpaste for $3.50 and receive $3 in Register Rewards

We have some great coupons you can use with this deal — and one of them will even make your toothpaste FREE plus make you $0.50!  Here’s how this deal works: