Think Geek: Buy 1 Get 1 Free On Select Items

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Think Geek is one of my kid’s favorite places to shop.  The reason?  They have Minecraft items, of course!  If you know someone who loves Dr. Who, Minecraft, Star Trek and other shows/movies with this same theme, then this is the place for them!

Now through April 20th, when you purchase one item, you can get another one free.  The list includes only select items, so you will want to visit THIS PAGE to ensure you are looking at the included items.  When you find the items you want, add them to your cart and use the code CLONED to get the discount.

Some of the items include:

  • DIY Duct Tape Supplies
  • Big Bang Theory License Plate Covers
  • Dr. Who Lunchbox
  • …… and more!

Visit ThinkGeek to learn more!

 

Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass for $10. Can Take 3 Adults In for Free With Them.

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Reader Crystal passed along this great deal.  If you are age 62 (or older), you can purchase a National Parks Lifetime Pass for just $10.  You can bring along 3 adults with you, and they can also get in for free!

This pass provides access to, and use of Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee*. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder plus 3 adults at per person fee areas.

Thanks Crystal!

Free Ban Total Refresh Cloths at Walmart

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Make sure you check your coupon inserts for a way to get FREE Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths.  The coupon was in this past Sunday’s Smart Source Insert (April 13th).  It was a TRY ME FREE coupon for up to $2.99 value.  Walmart sells these for $2.97, making them FREE!

Ban Refresh Cloths, $2.97
FREE Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, exp. 4/30/14 (SS 04/13/14 #2)
Final Price: FREE!
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1100 Kellogg’s Family Rewards Points!

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We’ve got some new codes available which will put 1,100 points into your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account!

GETYOURGOLDENEGG: 1,000 points
EASTEREGGHUNTWIN: 50 points
GETEASTERGOODIES: 50 points

You can also try these codes as well while you are at it!

SPRINGONTHECOLOR: 20 points
SPECIALK5BONUS4U: 50 points
EARNGREATREWARDS: 20 points
GIFTOFMUSICBONUS: 20 points
GRAINSDAIRYFRUIT: 50 points
KELLOGGSFREEBOOK: 50 points
HOWITWORKS20PNTS: 20 points
GREATSTARTSBONUS: 20 points

If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so for free.  You collect points, which you can redeem for coupons and other great offers (I love the coupons!!!).

Visit Kellogg’s Family Rewards to sign up and add your points!!!

Speed Stick Gear Just $0.50 Each at CVS (Print Coupon Now)

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Make sure that you print this coupon to save $2.00 off of one Speed Stick Gear (actually – print TWO of them).  Starting Sunday, April 20th, CVS will run the following promotion:

Purchase 2 Speed Stick Gear for $8, receive $3 in ECB (limit 1)

When you combine this offer with the coupons above, you can pick this up for just $0.50 each!

Speed Stick Gear Deodorant, 2/$8
Use 2 - $2.00 off of one Speed Stick Gear
Pay $4 out of your pocket

Receive $3 in ECB for a NET of $1 or just $0.50 each!
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American Eagle: Free Shipping + 40% off Sitewide!

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This weekend only American Eagle fans get free shipping sitewide! Not only that, but you can save 40% off of your entire purchase with the code GETHOOPPY!  Great way to stock up!!!

You can find the following deals (after the code is applied):

  • Graphic Tees from $7.20
  • Hoodies from $12
  • Jackets from $48
  • Jeans from $18
  • Shorts from $6

*Valid through April 21, 2014.

How To Save Money at the Grocery Store (Even Without Coupons)

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When it comes to saving money at the grocery store, I will be the first one to admit that coupons really aren’t for everyone.  They just don’t work for some people and I completely understand that.  There are some things you can do, however, even if you don’t have time (or a desire) to clip those coupons. Of course, if you do clip, these are just some additional things you can do to increase your overall savings!

Stick to store brands.  There is as common misconception that store brand means lower quality.  This is not true.  In fact, the majority of store brands are the exact same name brand product, just with a different label on the front.  Stores don’t have time to make their own processing plants and foods, so they work with major retailers and are able to market the same product under their own name.

Shop high and low.  When you shop, the most expensive products are usually placed at eye level.  You will often find less expensive items on the very top or lower shelves.  Just shop these areas to look for the best deals as they really may not be right in front of you.

Avoid the endcaps.  Just because there are items sitting on the end caps of the aisles does not mean that it is necessarily a great deal.  People are drawn here and when they see items, they often assume that because they are on display, it must mean it is a good deal.  Check the original price, as well as competitor prices, to make sure that it really is a bargain before you buy it.

Don’t fall for sales gimmicks.  There are some common gimmicks stores use to help trick you into spending more.  Here are 2 you will want to watch for:

  • Buy quantities for a set price.  For example, if you see something priced at 2/$5, you do not have to purchase 2 of them, you can buy one. You will need to watch the store ad as if they require a multiple purchase, it must be in writing.
  • Purchase limits.  When you see “limit 3″ next to a display, it makes you think that if there is a limit, it is a must have item and you need to get your limit.  This is a common tactic used to lure you into spending more.

Shop the right day of the week.  Many grocery stores offer “short-sales” which are one, two or three day sales.  If you shop on one of these days, you will not only get those additional discounts, you will also get the regular weekly deals as well.  Doing this will put you in the store just one day a week which can absolutely help you save money over shopping several times a week.

Make a menu and a list.  If you don’t know what you will cook for the week, you won’t have the items you need for your meal, resulting in additional trips to the store (where you may purchase other items you don’t really need).   By planning a menu and a shopping list, you not only know what you will need to purchase at the store, you’ll feel more organized and less rushed when you get home from work and need to prepare dinner.  You might check out my menu plan and shopping list forms.

If you can, shop alone — on a full stomach.  I find that I stick to my list and do not add in additional items (aka spending more money) when I can shop alone.  I realize that this may not be an option for a lot of families, so just make sure that you shop once everyone has already eaten as you’ll be less likely to buy on impulse if your stomach is not rumbling.  You can also ask your kids to help you find certain items on the list, which will keep their minds on what you need and they will be less likely to notice other items in the store.

Shop in Season.  When you shop produce, only purchase the in-season items.  For example, black grapes are in season during the summer months.  Sure, you might find them during the winter months, but you will pay a premium as they are more difficult to get into your store.

What tips do you have to add to this list?  Please share them below by leaving us a comment!

Bisquick As Low As $0.90 at Walgreens

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Another deal running as part of the Walgreens 4 Day Sale is Bisquick, 20 oz 2/$3.   You can actually pick this up for just $0.90 a box!!

Bisquick, 20 oz, 2/$3 (or $1.79 if you buy just one)
2 - $0.60/1 Bisquick Original printable
or 2 - $0.50/1 Bisquick printable 
Final Price: 2/$1.80 or $0.90 each

3 Women’s Tees for $11.98 Shipped

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Tanga has another great deal for you again!  You can order 3 Women’s Tees for just $8.99 + $2.98 shipping for a total of $11.98.  That makes your tees around $4 each – shipped to your front door!

The thing you need to know is that the colors you receive will be random, but for $4 each — does it matter! ;-)

Visit Tanga to get your order placed!

New Ajax Laundry Detergent Coupoon = $0.50 a Bottle at Walmart

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Print this coupon to save $2.00 off of one Ajax Laundry Detergent and then head to Walmart.  They sell the 39 load bottles for $2.50 each, making it just $0.50 after the coupon!

Ajax Laundry Detergent, 39 loads, $2.50
$2/1 Ajax Laundry Detergent coupon
Final Price: $0.50.

Thanks Coupon Pro!