Byou – Be Your Own Magazine Only $7.99 A Year!

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Today only, subscribe to Byou – Be Your Own Magazine for only $7.99 per year (77% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price! Just enter coupon code PENNYPINCH at checkout to watch the price drop. This offer expires at Saturday 10/10/15 11:59 PM EST!

Self-esteem magazine for girls 7-14 empowering confidence, inner beauty, anti-bullying, making a difference, being authentic, & positive thinking. Featuring positive tween & teen celebrity role models, real girls making an impact, self-esteem articles & tips, quizzes, contests, puzzles, jokes, & more.


Great Deals on Weapon Safes

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If you or someone you know is a hunter or weapons enthusiast, you know that safety is of utmost importance.  That means keeping them stored securely when not in use.

Right now, Walmart has these safes on roll back for some amazingly low prices:

These deals are part of the warehouse outlet sale – where you will find other amazing deals (too many for me to list them all here)!

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This Weekend’s Top Restaurant Coupons: 10/9/15

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Planning on letting someone else cook for you this weekend? Before you head out, make sure to check out this great list of printable restaurant coupons put together by Surviving the Stores! If you ever need a restaurant coupon, definitely check them out before you go.

Top Restaurant Coupons:
Abbys Legendary Pizza – $7 Off Any 3 or 4 Topping Giant 16 Inch Pizza (exp: 10/15/2015)
Arbys – Free Small Fry & Drink When You Buy Any Brisket Sandwich (exp: 10/13/2015)
Black Angus Steakhouse – $19.99 Top Sirloin Steak, Lobster & Shrimp Meal (exp: 10/19/2015)
Bob Evans – 30% Off Dine-In Purchase (exp: 10/10/2015)
Carrabbas – 15% Off Entire Lunch or Dinner Check (exp: 10/25/2015)
Carvel Ice Cream – $1 Off Any Thick Shake (exp: 10/22/2015)
Daphnes Greek Cafe – Buy 1 Entree Get 1 50% Off (exp: 10/25/2015)
Einstein Bros Bagels – $1 Off Lox Sandiwch (exp: 10/15/2015)
Hardees – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit (exp: 10/11/2015)
Jacks – $1.50 Coffee & Pie + More (exp: 11/10/2015)
Logans Roadhouse – 25% Off Any Food Purchase (exp: 10/18/2015)
Longhorn Steakhouse – $4 Off 2 Adult Dinner Entrees (exp: 10/18/2015)
Maggie Moos – $5 Off Crowd Pleaser Kit 6 pk. (exp: 10/31/2015)
Marble Slab – $5 Off Crowd Pleaser Kit 6 pk. (exp: 10/31/2015)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 10/24/2015)
Monicals Pizza – $15 for 16 Inch Thin Crust 1-Topping Pizza + More (exp: 10/25/2015)
Pizza Inn – $10.99 Large Triple Cheezy Stuffed Crust 3-Topping Pizza (exp: 11/22/2015)
Quiznos – Free Chips & Fountain Drink with Regular or Large Sub or Large Salad (exp: 10/15/2015)
Rubios – $1 Off Any Entree (exp: 11/1/2015)
Ruby Tuesday – Free Beignets with 2 Breakfast Entree Purchase (exp: 10/25/2015)
Smokey Bones – $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 10/11/2015)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 10/18/2015)
Steak Escape – Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Any Sandwich, Salad or Potato Bowl (exp: 10/31/2015)
Stevi Bs – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 11/30/2015)
Togos – Free Scoop of Avocado with 6 Inch Regular or Large Sandwich or Salad (exp: 10/11/2015)
White Castle – Free Slider with Any Purchase (exp: 10/31/2015)

Save 25% off of Boots AND Score Free Shipping!!!

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This weekend only, you can save 25% off of select boots AND score free shipping at Cents of Style!  This is one of the best deals we’ve had on boots in a very long time!

Just use the code BOOTSALE at checkout to see the discount.  There are boots priced at less than $20 and every single pair will be less than $40 shipped when you use this code!

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You may also want to grab a pair of these adorable boot socks for just $3.99 (you will see this offer when you head through checkout).

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Crayola Play ‘n Fold 2-in-1 Art Studio for $21.97 (Reg $39.99)

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The deals today are just crazy good!  Here’s a Crayola Play ‘n Fold 2-in-1 Art Studio in red, for only $21.97!!!  This has a list price of $39.99!!!  This one is currently available for in-store pick-up (at select locations).

I checked and the next lowest price we ever saw as $19 back in mid-December.  There is not guarantee that we will get to that price again this year, so if you want one, this may be your best chance to ensure a deal!

These types of deals sell out very quickly, so if you are considering this, I’d grab it before it’s gone!!

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North Face: Up to 50% off (Women’s Denali for $129.96)

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We were able to track down some great deals on North Face products for you!  Some items are marked down as much as 50% off!!

We found Women’s North Face Denali jackets marked down from $179 retail to $129.96!!  This is really one of the best deals we’ve seen on these coats in quite some time.

There are deals for men, kids and women – in all sorts of price ranges.  This is offer is available for just a short time, so don’t wait to grab it.

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12-in-1 Game Table For $89.97 Shipped ($60 Savings)

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These deals just won’t stop today (and I am LOVING IT)!!!  Here is another hot find – possibly for the older kids on your list!

Walmart has this 48″ 12-in-1 multi game table rolled back to just $89.97.  That is a savings of $60.  I looked at some of our deals last year and a 10-in-1 table was $100….that makes this deal even better!

Games included: Air hockey, Plink shot, Basketball, Target shooting, Bean bag toss, Football toss, Chess, Checker, Backgammon, Finger football, Bowling and Mini golf.  It also includes all of the accessories needed to play each game!

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Free Kindle and Nook Books for Today – October 9, 2015

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Free Kindle and Nook Books Downloads | #free #kindle #nook #books #readingHere is today’s list of FREE Kindle and Nook Books for October 9, 2015. 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 cook books

free self help 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.

$10 AMC Gift Cards For As Little As $4.22!!!

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Wow! I just found a super HOT deal on AMC Gift cards!  I not only found them discounted, but I even tracked down a code that will actually work WITH a special $5 sign up credit offer to get a $10 card for as little as $4.22!!  Seriously – this is an amazing deal over at!

Honestly, with the holidays coming up, this is the perfect way to get a gift for a teacher, coach or even friend.  It would even make an awesome stocking stuffer!  And, to get a $10 gift card at more than 50% off of the face value, that is just amazing!

Make sure you follow these steps below, or your deal will not work the right way!!

  1. Create an account on  You will need to include the referral code in order to get the credit – which is PPinchin.
  2. You will be asked for your mobile number so that they can verify your account.  If you are signing up on your mobile device, you will even be provided with an app you can use to shop (sweet)!!
  3. Once you verify your code, you will see the $5 credit in your account!!!
  4. Then, add a $10 AMC Gift card to your account.
  5. Use the code TAKE5 to knock 5% off of your purchase.
  6. Your final total may as low as $4.22!!

Now – if you want to do even better, use the code FALL5 and you can save $5 off of your purchase of $50 or more (first time shoppers only).  For instance, check out how you can get a $100 Bath & Body Works card for just $72:

Bath & Body Works $100 card for $82
Use $5 Credit
Use $5 Discount
Net total just $72!!!!!

That’s it!  That is all you have to do!!  Grab a card and get a jump on your holiday gift giving!!!

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How To Organize Toys: 21 Days to a More Organized Home

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Do you hate to organize toys?! Check out these tips, including checklist and even questions flow chart, to hep you organize toys!!

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Do you ever feel like toys somehow multiply at night while you are sleeping?  It seems I go to bed and wake up and there are more of them than the day before!  How does that happen!?  When it comes to kids, this is probably the one area that is the most difficult to keep clean and organized.  Having three kids of my own, I know this is true!

Believe it or not, it is possible to keep organize toys and keep them cleaned up and under control!!I actually have one secret tip to keeping on top of this task:

Clean and organize toys once every 3 – 4 months to keep them under control.

The manner in which you clean and organize is the same.  However, if you do it a few times a year, it is a little simpler as they haven’t had as long of a time to get messy, lost and in disarray.   I highly recommend you do this a few weeks before any event where more toys may enter you home such as birthdays and holidays.

That is why organizing toys in October of each year makes perfect sense!  You can clean them up before you get ready to shop for Christmas or Hannakah and know what your kids really need (or what your house has room for them to get).

When I get ready to clean my kid’s toy areas, I make sure I walk in with all of my supplies in hand:

  • Trash bag(s)
  • Box(es)
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Cleaning supplies (rags and spray)
  • Vacuum

If you are a checklist type of person, then you will want to use our form as well. It is free to download, just print click on the image to download and print out your copy!

Do you hate to organize toys?! Check out these tips, including checklist and even questions flow chart, to hep you organize toys!!

The first thing I do before I start to organize toys is to clean up the room and put it all away.  Now, that may sound strange, but this gives you a clean work area on the floor, so that you can start working.

Now that the room is generally clean, get your supplies ready.  If you use boxes, label one TRASH and one DONATE and set them aside.  If you do not have boxes, you can use trash bags and label them the same way.

Do you hate to organize toys?! Check out these tips, including checklist and even questions flow chart, to hep you organize toys!!

Next, pick one corner of the room.  This is where you will start.  As you tackle each section, you will work your way clockwise around the room, until you are back at the beginning where you started.

Do you hate to organize toys?! Check out these tips, including checklist and even questions flow chart, to hep you organize toys!!

First, remove everything from that small area in the corner.  Dust and vacuum the clean space.  Now, as you get ready to set things back in an orderly manner, look at each item.  Determine whether it should be KEEP, DONATE or TRASH.  Here is an easy guide to help you know what do do with the item.  I have created simple flow charts for you to use when looking at each item to know if what you should do with it.

Do you hate to organize toys?! Check out these tips, including checklist and even questions flow chart, to hep you organize toys!!


Click here to download Toy Question Flow Chart

As you look at each toy, ask these questions:

  • Is the toy age appropriate?  Have they gotten to old or outgrown the toy?  If so, consider donating it or even boxing up to keep for younger children.
  • Is it broken or missing pieces?  If there is a piece missing, you may set it aside until the room is cleaned up in case it is located.  If you are unable to find missing parts or it is broken, throw it away.  If you find it simply need batteries or small repairs, go ahead and do that and then keep the toy.
  • Is it important to your child? If it is a toy that is special to your child, make sure you keep it.  If you are not sure, just set it into a box or bag and set aside for 6 months.  If they do not ask for it in that time, then it may not be as important to them as originally thought, and you can then donate it.
  • Do they play with it? If you are not sure if they will really miss the toys, box them up and consider storing them for up to 6 months. If they do not ask for it during that time, then you can donate it.  If you know for sure they no longer play with something, go ahead and donate it.
  • Is it a duplicate?  Sometimes kids have more than one of the same toy.  Consider keeping only the item that is in better shape and either donate or throw away the other one.

As you look at the item, you can go through the flow chart to decide if you keep, toss or donate the item.  Place the trash or donate items into the bag or box.  Place all other items in a large pile.  You will put these away once you are done going through everything.

Work around the room and go through all items on shelves, in bins, bags, boxes, etc.  It will take a while and you will end up with a VERY large pile of toys you are keeping.  You may also end up filling multiple bags and/or boxes with items that are trash or for donate.

If you are in doubt, some of the items we trash include:

  • Toys from meals or doctor’s offices
  • Broken pieces
  • Stickers (that are not sticky)
  • Pieces of toys we know we do not have or can not be repaired

It may also be nerve wracking to get rid of a toy.  It seems when you do, that is when your child suddenly MUST have it.  If you have a place in your home where you can store a couple of boxes or bags, I would do so for a period of 3 – 5 months.  Then, if after that timeframe your child has not asked for the toy, he or she has probably forgotten about it and it is time for you to go ahead and give it away.

Now that you have all of the trash and items to donate out of the room, it is time to put everything away. As you do so, you might consider how your kids play.  Put the “play house” items together.  That would include a kitchen set, dolls, etc.  Also place the car items together such as race tracks, cars, etc.   By keeping them organized in the room, it can cause less of a mess when your child decides to play.

Do you hate to organize toys?! Check out these tips, including checklist and even questions flow chart, to hep you organize toys!!

As you find the small items such as the little cars, army men, LEGOs, etc, there are some options out there.  You can purchase organizing stations, such as this one:

Organize Toys Storage System

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You can also use lidded containers, such as these, and place them onto shelves:

Organize Toys in Lidded Bins

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We actually use open bins to keep our kids toys stored, and it works great as it is easy for them to pick up at night before they go to bed:

Organize Toys in Storage Bins

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Other ideas for storing toys include:

  • Shoeboxes
  • Oatmeal containers
  • Coffee containers
  • Metal Cans
  • Metal Tins
  • Plastic Bins
  • Open shelving
  • Baby Wipe containers
  • ….. and more!

Just look around your house to see what you might be able to recycle to use to store your own kids toys.  When you put them into storage containers, try to group like items together.  Farm animals and trucks in one.  Card games could be in another.  Place coloring books and crayons in yet another bin.  This way, it is only ONE bin, container or tub that is pulled out when it is play time, and can make it much simpler to clean up and put away.

Once everything is put away, give your kids a tour of their toys.  Show them where they can find what it is they want.  They may end up playing with those items that they have not touched in a year.

This is also a great way to help them learn how to put things back when they are done.  They are never too young to learn how to clean up after themselves.  When it is organized, it can make it easier for both you and your kid(s) to keep it all cleaned and organized!

What additional tips do you have to add to our list?  
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