Nuk Coupon = $0.74 Pacifiers at Walmart!

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Check out this high value coupon — $2.00 off of Nuk Products.   Walmart sells 2 packs of pacifiers for $3.47.  That makes it just $1.47 for 2 – or only $0.74 each!


Tips for Planning a Teen (or Tween) Birthday Party

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There is a lot of information out there on how to save money when planning a child’s birthday party. In fact, there is a TON of it available.  But, what about your tweens and teens? If they want a party, you will handle things a bit differently.  Check out these ideas to plan your next party (and stay on budget).

VENUE:  As kids get older, they may not want a traditional party. That may mean you need to pay more to host it.  Why not opt for a larger party every other year?  That way, one year is smaller and you can save and afford something bigger the following year!

Here are some ideas you might consider for your next party:

  • Video Game Tournament.  Move TVs from other areas of the house into the family room.  Borrow additional game platforms and games from friends.  Then, create your own bracket and have a tourney at home – with a grand prize for the winner (maybe a gift card to the game store).
  • Go Bowling!  What is great about bowling is that you can usually get a package deal with food and drink all rolled into one price (which covers those costs and eliminates decorations all together).  It is a easy for parents to drop teens off at the alley and then pick them up a few hours later (keeping the mess out of your home).
  • Pamper party for the girls.  Pick up nail polish and supplies and have a pamper party.  They can all do get manicures and pedicures – and even facials!  If you have a bit more in your budget you might consider visiting a local beauty school for a pedicure (where you pay less than larger salons).
  • Roller Skating.  Have the kids meet at the local rink and pick up the tab for the rental of skates and even food.  Just a few hours of hanging with the friends is what most teens and tweens want anyhow!
  • Paint Ball.  If your kids are into this fun activity, it can be another way to get them together to celebrate.  Pay for a few sessions and call it a party!

Whatever you decide, make sure you know your budget and stick within it.  Don’t allow your kids desires for an incredible day cloud your judgment and result in overpaying.

If the event/venue is more costly, your teen may just want to invite one or two close friends, instead of a larger group.  Try to keep that number in check so you know how much it will cost before you get ready to pay.

 

INVITATIONS:  Ditch the paper and go for evites!  They are usually free and can save a lot of money.  Not on that, they are much easier for your guests to remember to respond, which can give you a better headcount when determining how many to count on attending.

If your child is much older and is on Facebook or another social media site, you could even use those to invite people to the party.

 

DECORATIONS:  Teens more than likely aren’t interested in balloons and streamers for decorations.  If you are hosting the party at home, you could pull out the christmas lights and set up a dance party layout.  Set up tables and chairs around the perimeter of the room and string lights from the ceiling.

Another idea is to ask your teen about his/her favorite colors and find items such as linens, vases or other items.  Dollar stores offer amazing deals on vases and dishes.  You could add some personalization with some spray paint.  Even with just a few splashes of color, you can turn a regular room into something amazing!

When it comes to paper goods, you can find deals on the colored items at Dollar Stores.  You might even skip the color and go with white or clear.  Stick with plain paper plates and cups — the colored items are the same.

 

MUSIC:  If you really can’t afford a DJ, why not download your teens’ favorite songs onto your phone or device and pipe it through your TV or speaker system?  That provides FREE music!  You might even flip your TV onto your teen’s favorite music TV station.

If you really want a DJ, but can’t afford one, see if you can’t find a friend to help. Now, if you must hire a professional DJ, just make sure you read the contract terms as you may pay less if they play for a shorter period of time (say 8 – 10 vs. 7 – 11).

 

FOOD  / DRINK:  Most teens seem to love pizza.  It is easy and can be quite affordable.  Sign up for all of your local pizza parlor’s emails and/or coupon mailings.  Ask family and friends to to do the same.  Then, as you get closer to the day of your event, you can collect the coupons you will need to save money.  If you can’t combine coupons on your purchase, ask friends to place orders too so you can save.

If you know someone who works at a bakery or grocery store, see if they can purchase items for you, utilizing their employee discount.  They might be able to help you stretch your food budget.

If you must go it alone, then start watching for sales a few weeks before your party and stock up when you can on items such as soda, chips and other party snacks.  Of course, make sure you pay close attention to expiration dates so that you don’t end up serving stale or flat items to your party guests.

You may want to go with cupcakes instead of a sheet cake as well.  These often cost less then a 1/2 sheet of cake at your baker.  If you on a very tight budget, you can even go with homemade options as well – such as cake pops, pie, cake and more!  Just ask your teen what he or she wants.

 

SUPERVISION:  Remember that these are teens and tweens and they do need to have adults on site.  While you don’t want to “crash” your child’s party, you do need to make sure you are there and that nothing happens you don’t want to — you know what I mean!  ;-)  You aren’t trying to ruin your child’s day, you just want to make sure everyone gets home safely and that nothing happens which could endager any kids.

Keep this in mind when hosting and when they are attending a party.  Ask those questions.  If they don’t know if an adult will be present, you may not want to allow them to attend and as a parent, that is absolutely your right.  I remind my kids all of the time that right now, I am their Mom and not their friend.

Remember that while you want your day to be perfect for your teenage, you certainly don’t want to still be paying for it at their next party!

Free Kindle and Nook Books for Today – April 21, 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 April 21, 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.

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**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.

Rent Unbroken for Only $0.99!!

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I have been so anxious to see this movie — and now can do so for just $0.99!!!  Yep!!  Right now, you can watch Unbroken for just $0.99!!!  You can view it at this price in either HD or SD version.

You will need to download the program to be able to watch Amazon Instant Videos and then can enjoy it on your device (head here for those which are included).

Click to watch Unbroken for $0.99

New Coupons – IAMS, Play-Doh, Tampax and more

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new coupons New coupons are here! Time to checkout today’s list of the newest coupons available to print on coupons.com

$5.00 off any 1 Dulcolax 50 ct or larger
$5.00 off any ONE (1) Zantac
$5.00 off any PUR FAUCET MOUNT product
$4.00 off any multi-pack PUR FAUCET MOUNT product
$5.00 off ONE Persil ProClean™ Laundry Detergent
$0.75 off ONE Tampax Pocket Pearl Product
$1.00 off one (1) PLAY-DOH MARVEL CAN-HEADS toy 
$2.00 off ONE (1) IAMS Dry Dog Food

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.

Swagbucks Swag Crunch Extravaganza!

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Swagbucks is having a Swag Crunch Extravaganza today!  You can add up to 30 points to your account!  You just need to visit each of the sites and/or complete the activities shown above and you’ll add points to your account!

Learn more about Swagbucks HERE!

Thanks Margo!

Blue Bell Recall — All Products Now Included!

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Well, it’s happened.  Blue Bell has now issued a massive recall on all of it’s products, due to a possible listeria contamination.  This recall includes these products:

  • All Gold Rim Half Gallons with the UPC #0 71899-03720 0
  • Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – with the code 031717B or 0327171B inside of the lid

These were sold at stores in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,  South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming and international locations.

If you find this in your home, you can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information consumers with questions may call 1-866-608-3940 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST or go to bluebell.com.

Review the entire release HERE.

Sam’s Club Membership + $20 Gift Card and Food – Just $45 (New Members Only)

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GroupOn is offering a nice discount on a Sam’s Club Membership!  You can pick up a membership + bonus items for just $45 (at $142.94 value).

You will receive the following with your purchase:

  • One-year Sam’s Club Plus Membership (a $100 value)
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Three Fresh-food certificates, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, July 27, 2015 (a $22.94 value), including:
    • One rotisserie chicken (2.75lb—$4.98 value)
    • One container of Italian Rose Fresh Salsa (48 oz—$9.98 value)
    • Gourmet cupcakes (8-count—$7.98 value)

Offer valid for new Sam’s Club Members only; not valid for those with a current membership or those who were Sam’s Club members less than 6 months prior to April 21, 2015. Offer valid for U.S. Sam’s Clubs only; not valid in Puerto Rico locations.

As a Sam’s Plus member, you’ll also receive:

  • $10 cash rewards for every $500 in qualifying purchases, up to $500 annually
  • $130 in special members-only instant savings**
  • Early shopping hours, 7 a.m. Monday – Saturday (hours may vary by club)

 

To find this on GroupOn, you will need to click HERE (as it may not be easily visible to you if you just log in and start to look around).  Make sure you read ALL of the fine print before you make your purchase.

Make sure you also read my tips on Warehouse/Membership shopping!

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**Join by July 27, 2015 to receive these offers. Offers can be redeemed up to 30 days after joining. All terms and conditions apply. Club Insider Savings and Instant Savings (collectively “Instant Savings”) are subject to availability and valid dates. Select Instant Savings are available online. For Club Pickup purchases, Instant Savings can be redeemed at point of sale at the Club with the primary membership card. State and local laws may require sales tax to be charged on the pre-discounted price of an item with an Instant Savings offer. Prices shown are pre-tax amounts. To view your Instant Savings account, visit SamsClub.com/instantsavings or download the Sam’s Club app. Member must have a registered email on SamsClub.com in order to access the Instant Savings account page online. Visit SamsClub.com/cashrewards for program details and terms and conditions. Instant Savings may take up to 24 hours to load to a membership account. Items and prices may vary in Club. Instant Savings offers shown are valid in U.S. clubs with a U.S. membership, excluding Puerto Rico.

85% Off Lucky Magazine – Only $4.99 Per Year!

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Here is another great magazine deal!  You can pick up a subscription to Lucky Magazine for only $4.99 per year (85% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price!Add this magazine to your shopping cart and then enter the coupon code pennypinch and then you will see the price drop! This deal is good until Wednesday 4/22/15 at 11:59 PM EST.

Lucky Magazine is the ultimate shopping magazine subscription. Each issue includes thousands of items ranging from clothes and jewelry to beauty products and accessories. Handy stickers help you mark the pages you love, and special features show comparable products in every price range to help you match the latest fashion trends on a budget. Shopping guides help you find trendy boutiques and hot sales in you area, and each issue features an exclusive only for Lucky readers.

**If you find any other title on this site, you can always use the code: pennypinch and instantly save 20% off of the list price!

Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Just $1.62 Each At Walgreens!

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Grab this printable coupon to save $0.75/2 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars then head to Walgreens for a good deal!

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