This Week’s BEST Laundry Product Deals 5/3 – 5/9

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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.

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Order Flowers For Mom — At A Discount

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A popular way to remember Mom on Mother’s Day is with flowers.  Of course, why would you EVER pay full price!?!   We’ve tracked down some discounts and deals for you so you can still send her the flowers you want, but also make your wallet happy too!

 

GROUPON

You can get an FTD Flower Bouquet with vase for just $40 — regular price of nearly $83!  This is a voucher offer, which means you purchase the voucher for $40.  Then, you go into your account and follow the instructions to actually redeem it on the FTD website. Head here to get this deal!

This is just one of the deals that they have to offer.  Check out ALL of the great Mother’s Day deals on gifts, flowers and more at GroupOn!

 

LIVING SOCIAL

This deal site also offers a discount on flowers for mom too!  You can save 50% off of your ProFlowers purchase with your voucher.  Just purchase your $30 voucher for only $15.  Then, click on your account to find the voucher and then follow the steps to learn how to redeem it!

One deal is flowers and chocolates for just $18.97 with this great voucher!!!

 

AMAZON LOCAL

You can also pick up a voucher to spend at Teleflora through Amazon Local.  Grab either a $40 voucher for $20 or a $50 voucher for $25!  This too is a voucher.  Once you make the purchase, log into your account to see the voucher and then follow the steps to redeem it.

88% Off Glamour Magazine – Only $4.99 A Year!

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This afternoon, subscribe to Glamour Magazine for only $4.99 per year (88% 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 Wednesday 5/6/15 11:59 PM EST!

Glamour is an indispensable magazine subscription for today’s woman. Each issue covers topics such as fashion trends, beauty products and makeup, professional advice for working women, and self-help advice. Glamour also features inspiring articles, interviews, and current events on relevant topics like celebrities, work, sex, and health. Be your best with Glamour Magazine.

 

Mother’s Day: Find the Perfect Gift for ANYONE

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In case you didn’t know (LOL) – Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 10th.  Whether you go homemade, simple or elaborate for your favorite mom, grandmother, step-mom, aunt…..or your own mother figure, it is important to just let them know you care!

If you do love to get her something unique, you need to check out these great ideas on Amazon!  They’ve actually set up the perfect landing page for all sorts of moms — so you can find exactly what you want!  Check these out by clicking on the link for the type of gift you want!!

The Techie Mom

The Organized Mom

The On-The-Go Mom

The Gourmet Mom

The Entertaining Mom

The Creative Mom

The HandBag Loving Mom (save 20% too)!!

The Fashion Forward Mom (save 20% too)!!

If you aren’t sure what to get for her, why not opt for a Gift Card instead!!  You might even just give her the gift of an Amazon Mom membership too — which is the gift that will give ALL year long!!!!

 

Graduation Announcement Deals — Less than $0.30 each!!

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Graduation Announcemt Deals

It is the time of year for graduation – be it high school or college.  If you need to send announcements to friends and family, you know that it can be really pricey!  Here are some current deals you can find to save on at least one part of graduation (sorry – we don’t have a deal for tuition!).

Cherishables

Cherishables is offering 50 graduation announcements for just $19 – or $0.38 each!  Just create your announcement and then use the code MAY5019 at checkout (make sure you order 50) and then the price will drop to just $19!!  Head HERE to get started.

 

Shutterfly

If you have never shopped at Shutterfly before, you can use a new code to save $10 off of your $10 or more purchase!  Just use the code 10OFF10 at checkout.  As long as your total before the code is $10, then you will save that amount instantly.  With announcements priced as low as $0.32 each, you could pick up 32 announcements for a grand total of just $0.24 (plus shipping)!!!

If you are not a new customer, you can score free shipping instead with the code SHIPCARDS.  You will need to spend $29 get this discount.  Today (May 5th) cards are marked down as much as 30% off, so this is a great way to grab your cards and get free sipping!!!

Head to Shutterfly to get started!

 

Winkflash

This is another fun site which I’ve used many times (and always been very happy with the quality).  You can order your graduation announcements right now and save an additional 50% off of the already reduced prices!  They have graduation cards priced from just $0.42 each!  Then, use the code may at checkout and the price will drop even further – to just $0.21 each!!!  Visit Winkflash to check out the styles!

 

Tiny Prints

Through today (May 5th), you can save 25% off of your entire purchase at Tiny Prints. This site prices cards a bit differently — the more you purchase, the lower the cost runs.  Cards start as low as $1.39 each (purchase of 10).  When you use this code, that drops the price to $10.42 or $1.04 each.  Not as low as some of the other deals, but if this is your GO TO site, saving something is better than nothing!  Visit Tiny Prints to get started!

 

Walmart

This is always a great option if this is one of your favorite places to shop.  You an find cards for as little as $0.28 each.  You may be able to pick them up at your local store and even avoid paying any shipping charges!!  No codes needed her – just head to the Walmart Photo page to start creating!

Free Kindle and Nook Books for Today – May 5, 2015

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Free Kindle and Nook Books Downloads | www.pennypinchinmom.com  #free #kindle #nook #books #readingHere is today’s list of FREE Kindle and Nook Books for May 5, 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 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.

New Coupons – IAMS, Heinz, Kellogg’s and more

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There are several fantastic new coupons available to print today. Whether you are looking for savings for groceries, pet food or household items there are several different coupons available on coupons.com.

$0.50 off any ONE Campbell’s Sauces
$1.00 off Pearls Olives To Go! 4-pack
$1.00 off five packages of Buddig Original
$0.50 off any TWO Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars
$1.00 off Heinz Tomato Ketchup and Yellow Mustard
$0.25 off one PowerCrunch bar
$0.55 off FINISH JET-DRY Rinse Aid Product
$0.55 off ONE (1) FINISH Dishwasher Detergent
$1.00 off any one Pedigree Dry Food for Dogs
$3.00 off ONE (1) IAMS Dry Dog Food Bag
$2.00 off ONE (1) IAMS Dry Cat Food Bag
$1.00 off any one Pedigree Little Champions

Remember that coupons have a limited number of prints, so if see one you like you may want to print it up quickly before it runs out! Also just remember may print 2 of each coupon per computer and coupons print out 3 to a page.

Teacher Appreciation Day Deals & Freebies

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Today, May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Day! It’s a day where we can thank and appreciate the hard work and dedication of all of the teachers who have given their time to our children. Several stores have joined in on this years round of applause to teachers and are offering some awesome deals and freebies to teachers who provide proof of a valid faculty ID. Please keep in mind that some deals may be subject to location, so you may want to call ahead to verify they are participating this year.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Starting Tuesday, May 5th teachers can snag a regular sized beverage for just $2 at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Simply present your faculty ID and enjoy a tasty cup of java. Find a participating location HERE.

Chick-fil-A

Contact your local Chick-fil-A restaurant and see if they are offering any special promotions or freebies. Rumor has it that several Chick-fil-A restaurants are offering special deals for teacher’s who present their faculty ID. Find a participating location HERE.

Cici’s Pizza

Teachers can grab a free buffet meal at participating Cici’s Pizza restaurants on Tuesday, May 5th from 4 pm to close. Make sure you provide a current faculty ID and picture ID. Find a participating location HERE.

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Starting May 4th through May 8th, teachers can snag a Free Classic Caramel Apple at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Simply provide your school faculty ID at checkout. Limit one per customer. Find a participating location HERE.

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PDQ

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day May 5th, teachers can score a FREE combo meal (3 piece chicken tenders, salad or sandwich) at PDQ. Just provide a valid teacher ID. Find a participating location HERE.

Starbucks

This one is not necessarily because of Teacher Appreciation Day however it’s a pretty sweet deal! May 1-10th Starbucks is offering EVERYONE Happy Hour Half Price Frappuccinos!

New York & Company 

New York & Company is offering both nurses and teachers 30% off any in-store or online purchase now thru May 5th. Simply use promo code 9818 at checkout online or show a valid faculty ID in store.

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A.C. Moore
Teachers will receive $10 off a purchase of $40 or greater at A.C. Moore on Tuesday, May 5th. Find a participating location and more details HERE.

Don’t forget to check out all of the ongoing deals for Teachers and Homeschool Parents!!

Amazon Deals Of The Day 05/05/15

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Today you can grab two great deals on Amazon.  If you’re looking for a nice but practical gift for Mother’s Day I think Amazon has you covered.  In fact, you can save Up to 70% Off Women’s Versace Watches!!

Amazon is also offering a bonus deal today on Up to 72% Off “Entourage: The Complete Series.”  Grab it for only $79.99!!

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**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 Watch For Credit or Debit Card Theft (And What To Do If It Happens To You)

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In this digital and cloud age, all of our financial information is stored electronically - including our money!!  Learn the tips to protect yourself and then what you need to do if you find it happens to you!!!

As people do more and more shopping online, there are more risks to having your information compromised.  This includes not only complete identity theft, but even have your debit or credit card compromised.  It is not fun.  In fact, it has happened to my husband and I.

Unfortunately, our number has been stolen around 2 or 3 times in the past couple of years.  We have an amazing bank and the money is in our account within 24 to 48 hours, so we have not had an issue of being out our money or very long.  The transactions have usually been $200 or less….until two weeks ago.

My husband logged in to check out something on our account and noticed a transaction to Joel Osteen Ministries for $1600.  Upon further review, we noticed this same type of transaction 3 more times – all for around the same amount!  We instantly called our bank and canceled the card and they started the process.

Around 36 hours later, we logged in again and saw that the money was in our account — a total of 5 transactions to the same payee totally nearly $8000!!!!  We were shocked – and then had to chuckle.  Apparently, the person who stole to give to Joel Osteen missed the entire point of what he preaches.  Isn’t that crazy?!!

There is no way for us to know how this information was stolen.  It could have been phishing from a store, hacking through an online retailer or even the restaurant where we ate.

So, what can you do to try to prevent this from happening?  There are a few things:

  • Make sure you shop online only using secure sites.  These will show the padlock icon on them when checking out or will have https in the link.
  • Try to pay with cash at restaurants or locations where they have to take your card out of your line of site to pay.
  • Never use public computers or Wifi to make purchases.  Make sure you are using your own secure network. If you are logging into any accounts on those public computers, make sure you clear the passwords before you leave.
  • Do not shop at sites which may not appear to have good security.  Just because they have that item for $5 less doesn’t mean it is a good deal if the site is not secure and your data can be hacked.
  • Monitor your credit report to make sure that you know the credit in your name and can find any possible fraudulent activity.
  • Log into your accounts regularly to check activity.  One thing to watch for is SMALL transactions — usually less than $1.00.  This is how many thieves check to make sure the card works without you noticing – as the amount is too small for most people to even notice.
  • Never click on links in e-mails from ANYONE asking you to confirm information.  They may look legit, but these are hackers.  If you receive an email advising you that you need to change a password or update settings, go directly to the site and never click on the link within the e-mail.

 

Even when you do everything the right way, your information can still be stolen.  This was the case at Target when it’s network was compromised.  It is just going to happen.  So, if you find out that your card information is stolen, here is what you should do.

  • Stay calm. This can be easier said than done, but you need to keep your cool so that you can do everything you need to in order to rectify the situation.
  • Contact your financial institution (bank or credit card company).  They will close the account and will usually go over past or pending transactions to make sure that there is no additional purchases that should be addressed.
  • You may also need to contact your local authorities (if the amount is large).
  • Contact all three credit reporting agencies – Experian, Equifax and TransUnion — so that fraud alerts can be set up to monitor your reports.