Skylanders Trap Team for PS4 – $34.95 (Compare to $79.99)

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 5.59.17 AM

If you received (or gave) a PS4 this year for the holidays, you can score a hot deal on a game!  Right now, Amazon has the Skylanders Trap Team set for PS4 marked down to just $34.95!!!  This sells for $79.99 retail!!

Click HEREto Shop


**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.

Times Major Retailers Open on December 26th + After Holiday Sales!

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-25 at 8.20.15 PM

Planning on hitting the stores on December 26th to score some deals?  Here are the times many of the major retailers will open their doors.

Academy Sports: 7 am

Bass Pro Shop:  8 am to 10 pm

Best Buy: 8 am to 10 pm

Dick’s Sporting Goods: 7 am to 9:30 pm

Dillard’s: 9 am

Dollar General: 8 am

Dollar Tree: 9 am

Family Dollar: 8 am

Game Stop: 9 am – 10 am

J.C Penney: 6 am to 10 pm

hhGregg: 9 am

Kohl’s: 7 am to 11 pm

KMart: 8 am

Lowe’s: 7 am to 9 pm

Macy’s: 6 am to 11 pm

Michael’s: 7 am

Office Max/Office Depot: 8 am

Old Navy: 7 am to 10 pm

Pier 1 Imports: 8 am to 10 pm

Sears: 7 am to 11 pm

Staples: 8 am

Target: 7 am to 11 pm

Toys R Us: 6 am

Walmart: 5 am to 10 pm


There are some SUPER hot deals happening too!!  Here’s what you can find:

Best Buy

  • PlayStation 4 White Destiny Bundle for $349

J.C. Penney 

  • 30-60% off of Women’s Clothes
  • 40-60% off of Men’s Clothes
  • 40-50% off Kids’ Clothes
  • Up to 50% off of shoes
  • 50-70% off of Jewelry
  • 30-60% off of Furniture
  • 25-75% off of Kitchen and Dining
  • 10-70% off of Toys
  • 20-60% off of Electronics


  • 60% off of Outerwear
  • 60% off PLUS 10% off of Sleepwear
  • 10% off PLUS 10% off of Sweaters and Fleece
  • 40-60% off of Comforters and Bedding Collections
  • 55% off of Fine Jewelry
  • 40-60% off of Boots



  • Ninja QB1005 Master Prep Pro Food Processor for $39.99
  • Bella 13490 1.5-Qt. Round Triple Slow Cooker for $29.99 + 10% bonus saving
  • London Fog Easton Hooded 3-in-1 Systems Jacket for $89.99 – 10% off = $80.99
  • 50-65% off of Sweaters
  • 50-65% off of Outerwear


  • Up to 65 percent off coats, boots, sweaters, sleepwear and fleece
  • Up to 60 percent off bed, bath, housewares and home decor
  • Up to 40 percent off Kenmore Appliances
  • 15 percent off appliance purchases over $499 when purchased with a Sears Credit Card


  • Beats by Dre Solo HD for $129
  • 50% off of Select Apparel
  • 50% off of Holiday Decor

Toys ‘R Us

  • Buy 1 Get 1 30% off on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One video games


  • 24-inch Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Boys Mountain Bike for $99.97
  • Black and Decker 18-volt cordless drill with 2 batteries for $49.88
  • 60-inch Samsung smart TV for 898
  • Samsung Galaxy Exhibit smartphone for $79.88
  • Innotab 3 for 39.96
  • iPod touch 16gb with Wi-Fi for $195


Price Chopper Deals: Week of 12/26

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


If you shop at Price Chopper in the Kansas City metro, you can find this week’s weekly ad — both print and web versions — by stopping on over here.Be sure to read and print the coupon guidelines before you shop. And don’t forget to take along vyour reusable bags to receive a $0.05 per bag credit!

Below are the weekly ad coupon match ups for Price Chopper. You will find the Lowest Price Guarantee items at the top and then match-ups for the weekly ad follows. If something is a great deal, you will find it highlighted in green.


Price Chopper has a Lowest Price Guarantee on items each week. You can be sure that the price you are paying is the lowest in the Kansas City Metro area. If not, Price Chopper will match the competitor’s price. See the store for details and information.


I receive a commission for ALL YOU magazines purchased through the above links.


7 Tips for Returning or Exchanging Gifts

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

gift return

The holidays were wonderful.  You had a chance to enjoy your family and exchange gifts.  However, maybe one of those gifts was not the right size or just isn’t a fit for you.  Don’t feel badly if you need to do this as the person who gave it to you wants to make sure you love what you received.  If that means an exchange or refund is needed. then don’t feel guilty.  Just make sure you keep some things in mind before you head out.

1.  Know the store’s policy.  Many stores require a receipt in order to do any type of exchange.  You might ask the person if they have this or a gift receipt to take along with you.  If they do not, be prepared to follow the store’s policy.  Most will not issue a cash refund, but will return it in the form of store credit.   If you do an exchange, make sure that you get like items or items priced the same, which can usually mean an even exchange.




2. Check to see if you need to return via mail or if you can do so in the store.  Some places, such as Amazon, will require that the package be returned to them.  Some online retailers have free returns as part of their service, so you can mail it back at no cost to you. Other stores, such as Target, Best Buy and Walmart will allow you to return items to the store, even if it was purchased online. If you can do your return in the store, it can save you money as those postage charges can add up.

3. Check the item packaging.  If the box is completely destroyed, you may not be able to return it.  Do your best to put the item back into the original packaging, including any and all paperwork.  Some stores will actually assess a charge if the item has been opened at all.  So, if you know for sure you don’t want the item, don’t open it at all.




4. Watch holiday prices.  If you do not have a receipt, the store will often only credit you the lowest price in the past 14 or 30 days and not the price you see on the package.  If possible, try to ask for the receipt or a gift receipt to ensure you get the proper credit for the item.

5. Know the fees.  If items are opened or packages are damaged, some stores may assess a fee.  In addition, some items have a restocking fee attached to them (places such as Best Buy is where this is most common).  Make sure you know before you visit the store, so you don’t end up being surprised with additional charges.


6. Bring along your ID.  Most stores will require identification when you are making any sort of return.  Have it handy, along with your receipt (if possible) when making the return.  This will make the process go much more smoothly and get you out of line more quickly!

7. Wait a few days.  There will be a lot of people out returning gifts and shopping clearance sales the days immediately after Christmas.  If you can wait a few days, the lines will be shorter, which can be less stressful for both you and those working in the store.

The best tip of all is to be patient when making the returns.  The person behind the register is only enforcing those store policies and are not trying to make your life difficult.  With the number of exchanges, they will be tired and if they can deal with pleasant customers rather than rude ones, that will surely make it better for BOTH of you!



Holiday Clearance Starts Tomorrow!

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


Tomorrow starts the holiday clearance!!  Most stores will have all items marked down 50% off.  These will include decorations, lights, wrapping paper and bows.  You can even find bags, tissue paper and paper goods.  We like to pick up red napkins and then use them at Valentine’s Day and Independence day!  We will also grab items to set back for the kids’ classrooom parties next year and little goodies to use to fill stockings and our Advent calendar.

Stores will start at 50% off and at around 10 – 14 days, will drop to 75% off.  Then, at about 18 – 21 days, most will be at 90% off.  Keep in mind the longer you wait for prices to drop, the greater the chances that the stores will sell out.

Just as you will find on Black Friday, there will be LOTS of people out, so you will need to make sure you have extra patience when shopping holiday clearance items!

$220 In Android Games and Apps — FREE!!!

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-25 at 5.14.31 PM

Today is the day to get more than $200 worth of apps and games for FREE from Amazon!!  These are all compatible on devices on the Android market and not limited to Kindle devices.

These apps include:

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s
  • Terraria
  • Worms 3
  • Tetris®
  • Age of Zombies: Season 2
  • TuneIn Radio Pro
  • Fleksy Keyboard
  • Wolfram|Alpha
  • Angry Birds Space
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Splashtop Remote Desktop
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO
  • and more!!!

You can check out all of the apps and games included by heading HERE on Amazon.

*Offer valid through December 26, 2014.

Merry Christmas!!

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

merry christmas

I want to extend the warmest Christmas wishes to each and every one of you.  Here is what I wish for you:

  1. That today is a day you can spend with your family.
  2. That you remember the meaning of Christmas in your hearts.
  3. That today is filled with joy and celebration.

I am spending today with my family as well.  We will be up early with 3 kids anxious to see what Santa has brought to them.  There will be laughter and smiles from all of us.  We will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by singing Happy Birthday.  We will just enjoy this precious gift of time that we have to spend together.

Thank you all for your support during this past year and I look forward to helping all of you in 2015.


New Printable Ferrero Rocher Coupon!

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

ferrero rocher


This has always been one of my all-time favorite chocolates! It’s not very often we see a coupon for these, much less a printable one, so snag one quick! If you’re lucky, you may even be able to find some holiday packs priced half off after Christmas to make this deal even sweeter!



Provide search term and click 'Search'

Litter Genie, As Low As $8.99!

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

litter genie coupon


If you’ve been wanting to try a Litter Genie, now is the time! Save with a new, printable, high-dollar coupon that will get you $5.00/1! The lowest price we found, after the coupon, was $8.99! Check out the prices and stores here:



Provide search term and click 'Search'

What’s Free In Stores This Week 12/21 – 12/27!

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

free in stores this week |

There are always freebies at your favorite store, but finding them may be challenging.  We’ve got some of the week’s BEST freebies which you can find a some of your favorite stores, all in one place!


Provide search term and click 'Search'
Rite Aid