Today’s Most Popular Coupons: Jose Ole, Robitussin, Dawn & More!!

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It’s been another deal and coupon filled day!  While you may have been away, you might have missed some of the hottest coupons!  Make sure you print these while you can:

$1.00 off Any ONE (1) Jose Ole Taquito or Snack
$3.00 off any two (2) Jose Ole Snack Items
Buy 2 Jose Ole Burritos or Chimichangas Get 1 Free
$0.55 off (2) Mission Whole Wheat Tortillas
$2.50 off (1) BOOST Nutritional Drink
$1.25 off Any One (1) Robitussin Product
$3.25 off any Two (2) Any Robitussin Products
$0.90 off THREE Dawn Products
$1.50 off (12) 13oz or larger cans ALPO Dog Food

You can find many more here:

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Imaginext Hall of Doom Less Than $12!!!

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*Price is as of 7:15 pm CST on 10/8/15.  Please confirm price prior to ordering as prices can change.
Shipping is also free for Amazon Prime members only.*

Just received an email from Callie letting me know about this deal!  The Imaginext Hall of Doom is priced at only $11.36!  This normally runs $30!!!

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  • Turn Lex Luthor on disk at base to raise and lower elevator
  • Turn Lex Luthor on top disk for awesome transformation: “eyes” open and light up, platform spins to reveal hidden launcher and cage drops
  • Snake “slithers” down the pole
  • Turn Lex Luthor to reveal the hidden cannon
  • Add to the story about Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom spying on their foes
 Hurry and grab this one before the price shoots back up! Deal Button

What To Know Before Cutting Cable. Read This Before You Grab the Scissors

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What to Know Before Cutting Cable:  Before you cut that cord, there are things you need to know!  Check out this list of questions you need to ask yourself, so that you are ready when you finally make the leap!

Cable companies.  They are the worst. From poor customer service to overcharging consumers, it seems like you may be stuck paying that bill every month.   Or are you?

More and more people are cutting the cable cord and finding alternatives to watching cable. For many it is an easy decision to make.  For others, it may be a bit more nerve racking.  Many have questions like:

  • Can I still watch my favorite shows?
  • Will it really save me that much money?
  • Can I keep my internet with the company and just drop cable?

These are a lot of the most common questions that people have when it comes to considering dropping cable from your life.  It really may not be for everyone, so I’ve got the most common questions here below and tips to consider before you make the call to turn off your service.



There are a lot of streaming services such as Netflix, HuluPlus, SlingTV…just to name a few.  Many of these services will actually stream your favorite shows for you.

But, how do you know which one(s) could cover what you like?  The way I would recommend to do this is to first of all, start with a TV watching journal.

Every time you watch a show, write it down.  Keep a notebook right by the TV and never miss writing things down. Don’t forget about the shows you may DVR, the movies you watch, the things your kids watch….write it ALL down.

I would keep the journal for a period of at least a month (perhaps 2).  After that time has lapsed, make an alphabetical list of the shows you watched and not the frequency.

Perhaps you watched something just once because nothing else was on.  That may not be a series you would miss.  There may also be a show your kids watch every afternoon when they get home from school.  That is probably something that you would miss.

Once you have your full list of the “must watch” programs and movies, check out all of the various streaming services to see what they actually carry.  If you can find the nearly all of your programs through one of these services, it might be the right time to make a change.  If you can’t, or one of your favorites is not available, you have to decide if it is worth it to keep cable or not.



There are initial investments that you have to make before you can watch shows without cable.  You must purchase an antenna.  You can find these in all sorts of price ranges. You can try one version in your attic, which you can split with cables to each TV.  You might want to connect a smaller one to each TV individually instead.   There are several options and you can find them priced as low as $25 on Amazon (and they go up from there).  This will get you your local channels only.  Nothing more.

If you want to pay for services to stream other programs, you will need a streaming player or device.  You can get a Fire Stick or Chromecast, which will plug into your TV and wirelessly stream through your internet.  Some SmartTVs now come with built in WiFi connections and service links built into them.  You may also want to look into a Roku or FireTV, both of which will also stream programs and movies.  The one thing that you must also realize is that you will need one of these for each TV in your home.

If you want to record your favorite shows, you can absolutely do that as well.  That will require one additional piece of equipment, a DVR.  However, many people do not do this as most shows are available through one of their paid services, so there is not as much need to record programs (as there was in the past).  Make sure you read the specs as some of them will act as your streaming device and your recorder, so you may find two in one options.  Again, if you want to have this available on each TV set, each one will need its own (and there is no recording on one set and watching anywhere).

The services that you may look into could include:

  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • SlingTV
  • CBS All Access
  • Amazon Prime (free for members)
  • HBO Now
  • Showtime

The monthly prices vary from service to service, but run as low a $5.99 up to $20 (and more).  Even if you use just 3 services at $10 a month, that is $30 monthly vs. what you paid your cable company!

So while the initial cost may be more, it will more than pay for itself in the long run.



If you plan to use the antenna only, then you will not need internet in your home.  However, remember that without that, you can’t get online on your computer or devices. If you use any of the streaming media devices, you must have an internet connection in order for them to work.

Cable companies tend to bundle things together as it makes the consumer feel that they are getting the best deal out there. However, that can actually leave you paying for services that you don’t want or do not use.

Do some research and check out internet only services close to your home. You might find someone has a great deal that works for you….or just keep your same provider and drop the cable from your bill.


Making a big change like this is scary.  However, what may be even scarier is sticking with a service you do not like and paying to much for.  What is worse for you?


Barnes & Noble 20% off Coupon!

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Barnes & Noble has not had any coupons out for quite a while, but that just changed!  You can grab this coupon to save 20% off of your purchase of one item in the store.  You can also redeem this online with the code BNFAMILY20 at checkout!

The coupon excludes Nook Devices, Nook Books, LEGOs, toy/games and gift cards (so make sure you keep that in mind before you shop).

Thanks Susan!

ThinkGeek: Up to 40% off of Halloween Decorations

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ThinkGeek has Halloween decorations marked down as much as 40% off!  In fact, they even have these TEN items marked down to less than $10!!!

  • Star Wars Porch Light Covers – $5.99
  • Star Wars Candy Bowls – $8.99
  • Star Wars Stormtrooper Hanging Skeleton – $2.99
  • Star Wars Garland – $2.99
  • Stick n’ Carve – $2.39
  • Star Wars Confetti – $2.99
  • Pumpkin Teeth – $2.39
  • Doomed Crystal Skull Shotglass – $3.49
  • Shadow Coasters – $4.79
  • Zombies to Robot Heat Change Mug – $5.99

My kids absolutely love this site….they have some of the most AWESOME things there!  It’s definitely not a site just for Geeks…it is for the kid in all of us!!

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Jennie-O Turkey Bacon Coupon — As Low As $1.48 at Walmart!!

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There’s a new high value coupon you will want to print today:  $1.00 off of one Jennie-O Breakfast Product, 8 oz+.

Walmart sells turkey bacon for around $2.48 a package.  That makes it only $1.48 after this coupon!!


Lots of Lysol Store Deals! | As Low As 1.72!

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Lysol store deals for items like wipes, bathrom cleaner and no-touch hand systems!

As the weather turns colder, the germs come out of hiding. Keep them at bay with disinfectant products like these from Lysol!


5 Simple Ways to Show Love and Appreciation Without Saying It

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Sometimes the way you show your love for someone matters more.  Check out our simple ways to shop love and appreciation without saying it.


Sometimes when disaster strikes in families, such as, death, sickness or other unforeseen things we sit back and think… Could I have done something different, what if I did… and so on. Sometimes saying, “I love you,” “I appreciate you,” seem robotic (if you will) and not really heart felt. So that led me to ask what are some ways we can show appreciation and love without saying it.

We posted this question on our weekly Penny For Your Thoughts post on our Facebook page. Here are a couple of the tips which were shared by our readers.

“Cooking. When everyone is full, cozy, and happy, that’s love shining through the recipes.” – Matthew G.

“One of my favorite things to do is to make something. For the hubby its Pumpkin pie. He knows its Food Translation for “I love you”….when I hand him a slice he actually says, ” Mmmm….I love you too” lol. For parents I love to make ornaments. Especially Christmas ones, my parents love them!” – Angel H.

“I have a college age boy who seldom shops for the necessities..So randomly I send him a care box with socks, cold medicine, cough drops ect.. and of course his favorite cookies! I always get a “how did you know I needed socks?” and a thank you for the cookies!” – Deb B.

“A hug, card, little gift or home-cooked meal or dessert.” Mimi J.

“Agreed: cooking someone’s favorite dish. Also a random ‘thinking of you’ greeting card mailed.” – Melissa B.

I think our readers had some great ideas and I agree that sometimes cooking a meal for a family member, dropping off a card or even just doing something sweet for someone will brighten up their day and let them know you care.

Make sure you watch Facebook each Monday for our newest question and share your ideas.  You may find your name and tip featured each week on Penny Pinchin’ Mom!


Thomas & Friends Magazine Only $14.99 A Year!

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Today only, subscribe to Thomas & Friends Magazine for only $14.99 per year (62% off)! You can order up to 2 years at this price! Just enter coupon code PENNYPINCH at checkout to watch the price drop. This offer expires at Friday 10/09/15 11:59 PM EST!

Thomas & Friends is a Fun to Learn bi-monthly magazine for children 2-7. Each issue is filled with stories your children will love, a collectible poster you can hang on your wall, and a pull out workbook filled with activities like counting, matching, and reading. This magazine subscription features Thomas the Train and his friends like Sir Topham Hatt, and Oliver.


Canvas Prints As Low As $19.97 Shipped

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I have a canvas print hanging in my office and I absolutely LOVE it.  I also compliments on it whenever people visit.


Of course, I did not pay full price for mine (who pays full price for anything anymore).  I was able to get an amazing deal on it.

If you want one and need such a deal, today is the day for you!  Right now, you can get a canvas print for as little a $19.97 shipped.  I’ve seen offers for discounted canvas prints, but the shipping seems to always ruin it (who wants to pay $20 shipping on a free product?!).

Simple Canvas Prints is offering 55% off of all canvases and they are tossing in free shipping as well.  Honestly, it is the free shipping that really has me grinning!

Check out the prices on the prints — which they offer in so many different sizes!!!!  The lowest price is the SQUARE 8×8 print, which will be $19.97.  I’m showing you the prices of the other sizes here:


Once you select your size, just follow the steps through checkout.  There, you will see free shipping!!!  If you happen to select the 16×20 size, this is what you will see at checkout:

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Keep in mind that this price does NOT include any of the options like a thicker canvas, touch-up, etc.  This is the same type of canvas I have hanging in my house… bells or whistles!

Visit Simple Canvas and start creating!!