HP Wireless Mouse for $7.99 Shipped (Save $17)

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Today only, you can order an HP Wireless Mouse for only $7.99 shipped.  That is a savings of $17!!!!  This is a one day deal offered by Best Buy, so it is available only while supplies last.


How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

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An easy way to save money is to make your own Laundry Detergent!  This is a simple recipe anyone can follow!


We all have to do laundry.  It’s a fact of life.  We all also know how expensive this must have item can be!  A simple way to save is to actually make your own detergent.  It is much easier than you may realize and costs just pennies a load.

There is a lot of information available and several recipes you can try.  I always like to make sure that these are proven before I pass them along to you.  Reader Mary found (and uses) one that works for her and she was kind enough to pass it along to me to share with all of you!

1 bar Ivory soap shredded
1 cup Borax
1 cup Arm and Hammer washing soda

Mix well until the soap is well combined into the dry ingredients. Store in airtight container.  Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. Works well in both regular and HE washers.

Helpful Hint:  Cut up the soap into chunks and throw all of the ingredients into a food processor.  You can also triple the recipe so you have to make it less often.  You can substitute Ivory Soap with Fels Naptha soap, but if you have sensitive skin, you might stick with Ivory.

Thanks for sharing with us Mary!!!

Kids Headphones For $19.99 (Reg $29.99)

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One of the daily deals today on Amazon are these Kids’ Headphones for $19.99 — down from $29.99.  We actually own the purple pair you see above.  What is great is that the middle foam piece can be removed so that kids with a larger head can use them – but in place to keep them locked in for smaller kids.  No side adjustment, which kids can hit and then mom has to resize again.  We really love them!!

  • Made of safe, soft, bendable, BPA Free non-toxic EVA foam.
  • Made for children 3 years old and up. Sound limited to 85 db. max.
  • Comes with extension pad for small heads
  • Standard 3.5 jack, for use with virtually any portable device


Fashion Friday Deal! Buy 1 Scarf for $11.95 Shipped — Get A Free Infinity Scarf!u

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Today’s Fashion Friday Deal is a good one!  When you purchase one scarf for $11.95 shipped — you will get a second scarf for free!  That makes each scarf cost around $6 shipped!!

The free scarf will be the black infinity scarf you see pictured above.  You can select from any of the 15 styles available in the promotion for the one you pay for and then the black one will be free!

Just add one of the qualifying scarves to your cart and head to checkout. When you get there, you will see a pop-up box asking you to add one black cable knit infinity scarf to your order — for free!  You will then use the code 2FOR1 as well and end up paying just $11.95 for TWO scarves!

You are limited to one free scarf per order.  That means, if you purchase 2 scarves, you will still only receive one free infinity scarf.  So, if you want/need more than one, that means you just need to place multiple orders instead.  If for any reason you do NOT get the offer for the free scarf, please email me (tracie@pennypinchinmom.com) and we will make sure that you get your freebie!


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58% Off Subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine – Only $4.99 A Year!

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Today you can subscribe to Entrepreneur Magazine for only $4.99 per year (58% off)! You can order up to 4 years at this price! Just enter coupon code PENNYPINCH at checkout to watch the price drop.  This offer expires at Saturday 1/31/15 11:59 PM EST!

Entrepreneur is the leading authority in small business news. Each issue is packed with advice from experts, business opportunities, advertising tips, and inspiring stories from successful people. This magazine subscription will show you how to create a name for your business, offer guidance on being an expert manager, help you with internet questions, and more.


Weekly Sunday Coupon Insert Preview: Up To 2 Inserts On 02/1/15

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Wondering which inserts you might find in this weekend’s newspaper? Take a look below to know for sure!

If you want to know what coupons you will find every weekend for all of 2015, you can check out the 2015 Coupon Insert Schedule.



$1/1 Speed Stick Regular or Lady, exp. 2/21/15 (SS 02/01/15) [2.3-oz.+]
$2.50/1 Excedrin, exp. 2/14/15 (SS 02/01/15) [100-ct.+]
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 2/14/15 (SS 02/01/15) [3-oz.+]
$1.50/1 Excedrin, exp. 2/14/15 (SS 02/01/15) [24-ct.+]
$10/1 Claritin, exp. 2/8/15 (SS 02/01/15) [70-ct.]
$3/1 Afrin Nasal Spray, exp. 2/8/15 (SS 02/01/15)


$5/1 Crest Whitestrips, exp. 2/15/15 (RP 02/01/15) [4-ct. 3D White 1 Hour Express, 20-ct. or 25-ct. Professional Effects, 22-ct. Professional Effects + 1 Hour Express or 14-ct. Supreme Flexfit; ETS]
$5/2 Gillette Male Disposables, exp. 2/15/15 (RP 02/01/15) [ETS]
$5/1 Nexium 24HR, exp. 2/15/15 (RP 02/01/15) [28-ct. or 42-ct.]
$5/2 Venus or Daisy Disposables, exp. 2/15/15 (RP 02/01/15) [ETS]
$10/1 Nasacort 24HR Multi-Pack, exp. 2/8/15 (RP 02/01/15) [2×120 sprays]
$10 off Allegra or Children’s, exp. 2/8/15 (RP 02/01/15) [(1) 70-ct.; (2) 24-ct.+ or (2) 8-oz. children’s]

**BACK IN STOCK** Xbox Live Gold 12 Month Membership: $39.99 (was $59.99)

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Hurry on over to Amazon and get a 12 month membership to Xbox Live Gold for just $39.99.  These never last long!  This doesn’t expire, so you can tack it on to your existing membership if you aren’t quite up for renewal yet.


*Shipping is free if you are a member of Amazon Prime or if you spend $35 on qualifying Amazon purchases. 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.

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a vicious cycle.  Find out how you can stop the madness and gain control of your finances!!

Payday arrives.  You pay your bills, pick up your groceries, fuel up your vehicle and then…..the money is gone.  You didn’t even have it in your account for 48 hours before it was all spent and here you sit, broke until payday arrives again.

This may seem like a vicious cycle you can’t break.  However, you CAN!  You just need to know where to start and how to get out from under that heavy weight.

1. You’ve Got To Have a Budget.   First and foremost.  Not just a budget that you know in your mind, but a budget in writing.  You have to know where you money needs to go before you can figure out where to free up money.

You can download our FREE budget template, or even Excel versions to use!


You will want to make sure you read more about How to Create A Budget so that you can fill out these forms the right way.

2.  Where Does Your Money Go?  Now, once you have your budget in place, look at those items where you may find you over spend.  Do you grab a latte on the way to work every morning?  If you spend $5 a day, that is $25 a week and $100 in a single month!  Imagine what you could do with an extra $100 in your pocket!

3. Step Away From the Plastic.  Another way to prevent overspending is with cash.  No, that doesn’t mean use your debit card.  We are talking cold, hard, cash.

I know, I know, they are so convenient.  However, if you stick with CASH, you can’t overspend.  If you have $100 to spend at the grocery store, you can’t spend $110.  However, if you use your debit card, it is easy to say “It’s just $10.”  If you do that every single time you go to the store, that is more than $500 overspent in just a single year!

It can be tough to start using cash, but once you do, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner!  To learn more, click over to read How to Use the Cash Envelope System.

4. Define needs vs. wants.  This is a tough one.  Take a look at your budget and what do you need?  You need clothes, shelter, food, utilities.  However, do you “need” cable?  Do you “need” to dine out every week?  By simply cutting back on your wants (even temporarily), you can free up money from your paycheck.  (Read more about Wants vs. Needs).

5. Ask for help.  If you are in debt or owe companies money, why not call and ask them if they can’t help.  Many times, they are willing to help you make changes to your payment due date, adjust interest rates and more.  If you don’t call, you will never know what they may be able to do to help you!!

6. Stop the waste.  Did you know that you do not have to fill the laundry cup to the top to get your clothes clean?  Did you know that you can use a smaller amount of toothpaste and your teeth will still get clean and freshen your breath?  By simply cutting back on the amount of product you use, you can save money by not having to purchase it nearly as often!  Here are some tips on How to Use Less Product (without sacrificing quality).

With some simple changes, you might find ways to free up some cash, and end that paycheck to paycheck cycle!

Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a vicious cycle.  Find out how you can stop the madness and gain control of your finances!!


25 Game Day Recipes – Just In Time For The “Big” Game!

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Check out this list of 25 recipes which are PERFECT for Game Day - especially your Super Bowl Party!!!!

We shared this earlier in the month, but thought we should share it again since the big game is this weekend!  No matter who is playing it is an opportunity to get together with friends and family and eat some good food and have some fun!  You’ll want to check out these great Game Day recipes!!!!

BOGO $10 Shoes & Dress and More At Charlotte Russe!

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Don’t miss out on these hot deals you can find right now at Charlotte Russe ! Take your pick from below and have fun shopping and saving! You can find the perfect outfit and accessories for Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank! No codes are needed, just shop and save. Shipping is free when you spend $10 or more!