Bath Toy Organizer Storage Bag – No Suction Cups Necessary!

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**This was the price as of 2:48 pm CST on 10/12/15. Remember that prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what we shared, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.**

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How many times have those suction cups not worked and all the bath toys just come crashing down? LOTS! We have a deal to share with all of you created by a frustrated mom! She took matters in to her own hands and created this Bath Toy Organizer Storage Bag. Best part, no suction cups necessary! 

It of course does’t have to be just for the tub. It could work in many areas in and out of the house. What a great way to carry stuff when you’re on the go on the stroller, or in the car!

She also has given us a code that will drop the price to just $8.44!! Just make sure you use the code: LK6YAIA9 when you get to checkout.

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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.**

Disney Junior Magazine Only $13.99 Per Year!

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Today only, you can grab a discounted subscription to Disney Junior Magazine for only $13.99 per year (76% off)! You can order up to 2 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 Tuesday 10/13/15  at 11:59 PM EST.

Disney Junior features magical storytelling and playful activities from favorite Disney Junior characters. It encourages preschoolers imagination and learning through stories, play activities and fun games.


Frankenstein Brain Halloween Treat

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Hello Penny Pinchin’ Mom readers, Kristin from Orville Redenbacher’s here. I am excited to be writing for Tracie today! Let me introduce myself. I live in Chicago with my Bichon Frise, Joey. What I love most about the city is that there’s always something to do: grab drinks with friends, stroll along the Riverwalk, check out a new exhibit at the Field Museum, ride a Divvy bike on Lake Shore Drive and so much more. When I am not exploring new pockets of the Windy City, I am cooking one of my favorite dishes or a new recipe from Pinterest.

Come October, I go into a frenzy preparing for the fall weather and my favorite holiday of the year—Halloween! I’m actually not a fan of scary movies or haunted houses, but I love throwing a costume party with spooktacular snacks and drinks. Popcorn is a great ingredient to work with because you can create unique shapes—like a brain! This recipe uses colored marshmallow-coated popcorn formed into a brain shape to make a popcorn ball. Spook your guests by serving a platter of Frankenstein brain!

Frankenstein Popcorn “Brain”


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s® Natural Microwave Popcorn
  • 4-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring
  • Cherry-flavored twist licorice


Spray a large bowl, your rubber spatula and a sheet of waxed paper with cooking spray; set aside. Prepare microwave popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels and place popped corn in the large bowl.


Microwave marshmallows and butter in large micro-wave safe bowl or until marshmallows melt and mixture blends when stirred.  Add food coloring, stir until well-blended.

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Pour marshmallow mixture over popped popcorn. Gently toss with a rubber spatula to coat well. Cool until mixture is easy to handle. Divide popcorn mixture to shape into 2 brain lobes. Place on waxed paper and press lobes together. Cool until set. Transfer to serving platter; decorate with cherry-flavored licorice. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

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It’s that easy! I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Check out Orville Redenbacher’s website for easy snack recipes!

FREE Domino’s Pizza! (3 pm ET Today – First 27,000)

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Free Dominos Pizza | www.pennypinchinmom.comIn honor of the seven no hitters hit this year, Domino’s Pizza will once again activate the Dominono offer!! The first 27,000 registered members a FREE medium two-topping handmade pan pizza to celebrate! (carryout only)

If you are not already a registered member, make sure you are signed up HERE right now.  Then, starting today, October 12, at 3 pm ET (Or 2 pm CT or 12PM PT) you will need to go back HERE and submit your username and password.  Once you are confirmed to be eligible, (the first 27,000 people) you will get a promo code emailed to you at the address on your account!

The code is valid only on carry out and must be redeemed within five days.


Personalized Christmas Stocking – Less Than $9 Shipped!

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We just LOVE when Shutterfly offers these fabulous deals! Right now you can get a personalized Christmas Stocking for less than $9 shipped. How? Well, we have two codes you can stack with each other to get an incredible deal.  These stockings normally run anywhere from $26-$29, but we are going to help you save big time!

Just use the code: FIRSTGIFT to save $20 off and order of $20+. Next, use the code: 25RMN to save an additional 25% off! With taxes and shipping, your order should cost less than $9 shipped. In fact, mine was $8.18, to be exact. (Prices will vary slightly depending on taxes, etc.)

Want to make it even better? You can still score a free personalized greeting card with the code: CARD4U! (Only applies to 3/4 fold, tri-fold, 6×8 flat, 5×7 flat, 5×5 flat, 4×8 flat, or 5×7 folded card on signature cardstock.)

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Thanks, Hip2Save!

Free Kindle and Nook Books for Today – October 12, 2015

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Free Kindle and Nook Books Downloads | #free #kindle #nook #books #readingHere is today’s list of FREE Kindle and Nook Books for October 12, 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 nonfiction 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

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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.

Pizza Hut BookIt! Program = Free Kindle Books!

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Pizza Hut and Amazon have teamed up to bring a FREE Kindle book to all kids involved in this year’s Book-It program!  They can select from one of two titles:

  • You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant
  • Secrets of the Book by Erin Fry

In addition, Amazon has discounted hundreds of Kindle children’s books from Amazon!! Some of these titles include:Arthur’s New Puppy, by Marc Brown; Ralph Tells a Story, by Abby Hanlon; That’s (Not) Mine, by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant; The Missing Pieces of Me, by Jean Van Leeuwen; and The Blood Guard, by Carter Roy.  The eligible titles can be found HERE.


How to Organize Kid’s Artwork, Report Cards and Other Mementos: 21 Days to a More Organized Home

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The artwork, yearbooks, photos, is all a LOT of paper coming into your home! Follow this system to learn how to organize school papers for your kids!

With three kids, you can probably imagine how much school artwork, yearbooks and other mementos we collect over the course of a year.  It really can get out of control rather quickly.

While I don’t save every little thing they have ever made or every little note ever written, I do save those that either they love or I want to keep. You might find that you just toss them into a box because you aren’t really sure what to do with them.  As a parent, you want to keep many items for your kids to have when they grow up.  I still have items from kindergarten that I share with my kids.  They find it hilarious to see that mom couldn’t write very well either!

If you take the time to organize this now, it will make it much easier to find what you need in the future. Not only that, but you won’t end up looking at a paper your child wrote and end up wondering — how old was he when he wrote that?  You might see that handprint and think, was she 5 or 6 when she made that in school?  I’ve got a simply way for you to keep those cherished items AND help organize them.  The best part of all is that you only have to do your filing ONE time a year!

First off, purchase storage tubs.  I have one for each of my kids.  I would make sure that you find the style which will allow files to hang inside of it.  This is the exact one I use:


I found mine at Office Max and they were around $15 each.  I loved the winged lid because it was easy to open and had the ability for me to put hanging folder inside of it.  You can find them at many stores, however, make sure that you find some which will allow you to hang folders inside of it.

Next, you will need hanging folders.  I use box bottom folders, so that they could expand wide enough to hold all of the items I needed to store.  These were a little more expensive, but knowing I could use one for each year and they would hold all of my items, it was worth it to me.  Here is what a bottom box folder looks like:

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I took the tabs and wrote each school year on them – starting with Preschool.  I didn’t go higher than 6th grade, as I was not sure if years after that time would fit into this same box or not.  I can add additional years later on.

As you can see in the photo below, I have mine created from Preschool up through 6th grade for my kids.  I then filed the paperwork for each year into each folder.  I didn’t have to cut anything. I didn’t have to put it into a scrapbook. I literally just placed each item into the appropriate year for each child.


So, what should you save?  Here are some the things I have filed in each of my children’s folders:

  • Report cards (I save ONLY the final one of the year and file it away and don’t keep the one for each quarter)
  • School photos (includes class picture and those given to them by friends)
  • Funny stories
  • Up to 3 pieces of artwork per year (I take photos of the others I want to keep and just retain digital files)
  • Certificates
  • Desk Tags
  • Yearbook
  • Other items which show my children’s personality at that age

As I mentioned, I only file once per year.  I have a large box which I set on top of these in my basement.  All year long, I just toss in the items I may want to save into the box for all of my kids.  Once the final report card of the year is issued, I print it out (they email them to us) and that is my cue to do my filing.  I go through the box of papers and open each child’s storage box.  I file the items I need to save and toss those things we don’t need to keep.  It takes me no more than 30 minutes to do this for all 3 of my kids!

I place a paper inside the box with each child’s name and school years listed.   They go into my basement and I have no worries of water damage (since the tubs are plastic) and I can get to them quickly should the need arise!



There you have it!  A quick and easy way to get those papers filed away and off of your kitchen counter, desk or wherever they happened to lie.

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Today’s Best Amazon Deals: Includes Bosch Max Combo Kit, Lexar Memory Products, Gunnar Optiks Gaming Glasses, and Mission Impossible Titles!

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Amazon is one of the best on-line resources available when it comes to finding deals on everything you need. Best of all, it comes directly to your front door, which makes those good deals even better.

You can find some of the best deals each day:

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Remember that all deals on Amazon can change quickly, including price and availability.

Rolling Stone Magazine Only $4.99 Per Year!

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You can subscribe to Rolling Stone Magazine for only $4.99 per year (95% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price! Just enter coupon code PENNYPINCH at checkout to watch the price drop. This offer expires at Tuesday 10/13/15 11:59 PM EST!

Rolling Stone is THE definitive music magazine. Each issue features reviews of original sounding bands, interviews with the hottest artists, and thought provoking articles about politics and the social condition of the world we live in today. This magazine subscription is about more than just music -Rolling Stone is about our culture.