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Staples Awesome School Supply Deals + Backpack Protection!

Staples has the best deals for Back to School!!

$50 Composition Books
$.25 Spiral Notebooks
$.97 Crayola Markers +2 Bonus Neon Colors
$.50 Erasers, Glue, Pencils and MORE!

They also have 50% off backpacks!

The best part of buying backpacks at Staples is that for $9 you can buy their Protection plan and if anytime in 2 years it breaks or wears out you can trade it for a BRAND NEW ONE!!!

I bought a Champion Backpack and it was $21 after 50% off and I paid the $9, so $30-but I know that I wont have to buy one for TWO YEARS!!!

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5 Tips For Buying Names Brands For Back to School Shopping!

 

Do you have kids that like name brands-but you can’t always buy them because of how much they are? 

I recommend shopping at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Ross. Sometimes you may have to look through the stuff a little more depending on your store, but I can always find name brands at a great price that my kids really like. Often, they will be cheaper than NON name brand items.

 

 

 


I also am a frequent visitor to the Vacaville Outlets, or the Folsom Outlets. When there is a Holiday -the next one would be Labor Day-they have major % off sales and you can really stock up on specific name brands there! If you are shopping before the holiday, the weekends will have the best deals.
My son got a pair of  Nike shoes at the Nike Factory Outlet Store, regularly over $100, marked to $50-then he got 30%  off-so he paid $35 for them! He was SOOO happy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently went to Marshalls and bought 3 back to School Outfits for my teen daughter for $57-brands that she likes too!
It is still 100 degrees out here so there is no way I am buying winter clothes yet- AND there were a LOT of Summer clothes on clearance! The same is true at most stores. 

 

 

 

CLOTHING TIPS:
1. Make a list before you shop! Go through your kids’ clothes and see what they have.
I got rid of shirts with stains or snags in them and then figured out that 1 son really didn’t need very much, so he got a new backpack, socks and another pair of shoes and he was pretty good! I also had the kids help me with the list. Then I find out what is important to them to make sure I am not wasting my money. Buying something that is a good deal is a waste of money of they won’t wear it. 

2. If you bought it during the Summer it is still NEW!
If you bought them new clothes for the summer-NOBODY AT SCHOOL KNOWS! Those clothes can be used as school clothes! 

I bought one daughter a bunch of shorts at an Old Navy sale, so she got a few shirts and shoes.  Then whatever I have already bought-I see what I can supplement it with. 

3. Prioritize. 
One of my sons had a MAJOR growth spurt this summer and NOTHING fits him-even his shorts look short!! So, I bought him some shorts in some basic colors (some on clearance) and then only 2 pairs of pants because I have a feeling it won’t last long. He gets to keep his backpack from last year because he took care of it, so I spent the most money on him so far. (But his clothes he grew out of -fit another brother, so it helped in that area because I spent less on the younger boys.

4. Stick to Your Budget-and be Honest With Your Kids..
There are a few things my kids wanted that just weren’t in my budget this month to get everything.  This is what I told them. ” I can buy you these things on your list now, and then next month I can get you ________- another pair of shoes, or  2 more shirts-or whatever I can’t get now. ”  I have also told them ” I know you want these pants that are $50, I can buy you 1 pair of those, or 2 pairs that are $25 each..or whatever item they are wanting that is making the budget tight”
Sometimes one or two may be disappointed, but mostly it gives them something to look forward to because they know they are getting new stuff again next month. Often times the items are on sale for a better price too!

5. Socks and Underwear
They are on sale most places. I bought the packs of Under Armor socks at Marshalls. Those types of stores have Nike, Puma, and Reebok socks too. 
They seem to last longer and buying them there make them more affordable. 
If you want to stick to Hanes socks that come in the packs, they are packaged with BONUS pairs of socks during this time-plus they may be on sale at Target and Walmart for back to School.  The underwear also have the bonus packs right now too. 
I really HATE when they can’t find socks (which never makes sense to me) so I like to start the stressful time of the new school year with LOTS OF SOCKS! If your budget is tighter, you can hold off on these items until you buy your main items.  The special BONUS packs often go on clearance in September if you can wait. 

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Take Control LIVE Workshops!

It is time to Take Control of your Family, Finances, and Fun!

There are so many simple ways to save time, money, and have peace of mind it is all taken care of!

Starting in July I will be joining Studio T Arts and Entertainment-along with Jessica from Blog About it All and Chevonne Reed from Creed22Consulting

 

We will hosting LIVE Zoom meetings as well as in-person live events-FREE!!!

We will be covering Money Saving, Meal Prep, Budgeting, Shopping Strategies, How to Plan and Prepare for the Future, Parenting, Home Management and so much more!

Join our private Facebook Group now and access our previous sessions, get your questions answered and get the dates for our next sessions!

 

 

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Cash Back Coupons Ibotta Sprouts

I Saved MORE Than 50% at Sprouts and Only Used My Phone!


I saved $49.80 without cutting a single coupon!

I combined Sale+Sprouts Digital Coupons+Ibotta Cash Back!

There were so many great deals at Sprouts ONLY using the Sprouts app! 

I did grab the free pain relief patch and $2 for the Kombucha from Ibotta too!

Lara Bars- $.99 on clearance!

Flow Water $1.50- Buy One Get One Free app coupon
No Cow Bars $2.79-$2 off 2 from Sprouts app -not the best deal, but I like these.

Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha $3.49- Buy One Get One Free coupon from App + $2 back from Ibotta
Pik Nik  Keto Creamer $5.49-Buy One Get One Free from app
Kitu Super Creamer $5.99-Buy One Get One Free from app
Vita Cup Coffee Instant Sticks $11.99-Buy One Get One Free
Celestial Seasonings Iced Tea $3-Buy One Get One Free +$.10 back on tea from Ibotta
Avocados $.88-$.75 off 3 app coupon
Tiger Balm Pain Relief Patch $1.39-$1.49 Cash Back from Ibotta!

 

 

 

 

 

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Join Sam’s Club For $45 and get a $45 Sam’s Club Gift Card!

 

Join Sam’s Club for $45 and get a $45 Gift Card!!! How easy is that!!! If you don’t have a Sam’s Club Membership yet, the summer is the best time to get one- BBQ items, Beach Towels, Summer items and more are all great deals there!

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Cash Back Checkout 51 Coupons Drop Fetch Ibotta Shopkick

My Favorite Money Saving, Gift Card Earning, and Cash Back Apps!

$$ Saving and Earning Apps

There are other ways and additional ways to save money while you shop!

Money saving and Cash Back Apps were my favorite ways in 2018!

Have you downloaded the Ibotta App yet?

 


I have earned over $3,000 Cash Back with Ibotta! (Plus my husband has the app too so we can both earn the deals!)

If you have not downloaded or used Ibotta yet, download it- and enter THIS referral code MPJXKQ

You will get a Cash Bonus offer just for signing up! Plus- we will be in the same team-there are TEAMWORK bonuses when your team reaches a certain amount of Cash Back offers redeemed, and since there are lots of people on my team, it is pretty easy to get a few levels in every month of Bonus MONEY!!!

If you register your card from Raley’s, Sprouts, and Rite Aid-your offers will be redeemed automatically without submitting a receipt!

Here is how it works-
1. Get the Ibotta App
2. Choose the store you are shopping at
3. Add the offers to your account of what you will be buying
4. After shopping redeem your offers by taking a picture of your receipt and submitting it.
5. Receive your CASH BACK!

At  first it may seem time consuming setting it up-I get that. But really once or twice a week I skim through the offers at the stores I go to and add them to my account-then when I go to the store I redeem my receipts. It gets faster each time. Plus-looking at how I got $944 back so far-I do not feel bad about the time I spent looking through the offers!

I just LOVE Fetch Rewards! It is one of the newer ones, but I have already made a few gift cards from it!

When you go shopping-ANY GROCERY STORE- just take a picture of your receipt. It will give you points when you buy brands that are listed in the app! No scanning of items or anything. If your receipt does not have any participating items-you still get 25 points!

All you need to do is Download the FETCH app! Then if you enter this promo code- AF4FP you will get $2 instantly!!

 

Here is another one of my FAVORITE APPS-SHOPKICK!!

EVERYONE in my family has a Shopkick App!

All you have to do is open your Shopkick app up at the stores that offer “kicks” to walk in.
When your Kicks add up for enough to earn a gift card-you can redeem your kicks!

To get MORE kicks-
Scan items in the store (different for each store)
Link your debit/credit card and receive kicks for shopping at certain stores- I get kicks for shopping at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Marshall’s automatically added to my account!

 

I can usually get $5-$10 in gift cards each month with this app pretty easily. If my kids are with me it gives them something to do while they are in the stores. They go around Target, Walmart-or grocery stores and scan the items that are offered. Keeps them occupied-and they get their own Starbucks cards!

 

 

 

 

I usually save mine up until I can get a larger amount-or I need a gift.

I did save mine up for awhile because I knew we were going to Seattle-and I KNEW there would be Starbucks there!

 Here is my husband enjoying his coffee at the Starbucks Reserve! 

He saved up like $10 from Shopkick, and I had $20 so we drank free coffee that weekend because of our Shopkick App!

Join SHOPKICK with this link – 
USE CODE GIFT878432 and we both get points towards FREE gift cards!

FETCH REWARDS

 

CHECKOUT 51

Checkout 51 is pretty simple too! Each Thursday new offers are added (some just reset). You can usually redeem each offer multiple times. This is my favorite app to use at the 99 Cent Only store or Grocery Outlet types of shoppings. They will often have $1 Cash Back on Nabisco Cookies or Crackers. They usually have them for $1, or $1 Back for 2 at these stores-so after the $$ Back, they come to $.50 each!

To get BONUS MONEY for signing up – Go To https://checkout51app.link/6aFDoCCTVQ

 

 Pei is another easy app to use. You sign up ONCE enter your info and continue to earn points for your purchases at participating stores. Then you earn points. You can redeem them for Cash, Gift  Cards and even Bitcoin.

  1. Download the Pei App
  2. Use the Referral Code “gvudfd”
  3. Earn the $2.50 Welcome Bonus and keep earning!

Receipt Scanning Apps are one of the easiest apps to use. I have all of them and once or twice a week I just go through and snap a picture of each receipt on each app!

Coinout-Snap a picture of your receipt and money is added to your account! That is it!

Receipt Pal– Just snap a picture of your receipt! That is it!

Receipt Hog– Just snap a picture of your receipt. Earn coin4 and redeem for cash or gift cards

 

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Personal Care Printable Coupons Available!

New Personal Care Coupons Available to Print!!
Print 2 per computer!!!

Save $3.00 on any TWO (2) Degree Men Motionsense Antiperspirants or Dry Spray Antiperspirants (excludes twin packs and trial and travel

Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) Polident ProPartial Product
Save $3.00 on any ONE (1) package of ONE BY POISE® product
Save $5.00 on ONE(1) Polident ProPartial Foam Cleanser, ONE(1) Toothpaste, AND ONE(1) Mouthwash (must purchase all three items)
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) Harry’s Deodorant or Antiperspirant
Save $2.00 any ONE (1) LUBRIDERM® Product, any variety (13 fl. oz. or larger)
Save $3.00 on ANY TWO (2) Garnier® Whole Blends® shampoo, conditioner or treatment products. Exclusions apply.
Save $3.00 on any TWO (2) Degree Men Motionsense Antiperspirants or Dry Spray Antiperspirants (excludes twin packs and trial and travel
Save $1.00 On any ONE (1) Tom’s of Maine® Product (excluding trail sizes)
Save $1.25 on any ONE (1) Degree Women Dry Spray Antiperspirants (excludes twin packs and trial and travel sizes).
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Degree Women Motionsense Antiperspirant (excludes twin packs and trial and travel sizes).
Save $1.25 on any ONE (1) Degree Men Dry Spray Antiperspirant (excludes twin packs and trial and travel sizes).
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Degree Men Motionsense Antiperspirant (excludes twin packs and trial and travel sizes).
Save $3.00 on any TWO (2) Degree Women Motionsense Antiperspirants or Dry Spray Antiperspirants (excludes twin packs and trial and travel
Save $1.25 ONE (1) GOLD BOND® Medicated Product (excluding trial & travel sizes)
Save $1.50 ONE (1) GOLD BOND® Ultimate product (Excluding 3oz Healing Hand cream, Trial and Travel Sizes)
Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) Polident ProGuard & Retainer Product
Save $3.00 on ANY TWO (2) Garnier® Fructis® shampoo, conditioner, treatment or styling products (exclusions apply)
Save $5.00 ANY THREE (3) L’Oreal Paris® Elvive haircare or Advanced Hairstyle products (see details for exclusions)
Save $1.00 ANY ONE (1) L’Oreal Paris® Ever shampoo, conditioner or treatment (excludes 3 oz. trial size, sheet masks, value packs and kits)

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Printable Coupons Available for Sargento Cheese!

New Sargento Cheese Printable Coupons!!! 
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Sargento® Creamery Shredded or Sliced Cheese

Save $0.75 on any TWO (2) Sargento® Sliced Natural Cheese

Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Sargento® Reserve Series™ Shredded or Sliced Natural Cheese

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Smart & Final Stores

March is Frozen Food Month!! Save $10 and Win With Smart & Final!

March 3-30 all you have to do is buy $40 of participating frozen food items at Smart & Final.  You will get $10 off your following purchase!
THEN-
Go to Smartandfinal.com/frozen and upload a picture of your receipt for a chance to win!! You can win a trip anywhere you want to go- I would choose somewhere warm personally. I will get to $40 at least once just by buying frozen fruit and waffles!!!

Let me know if you win-or what you grab this month! Stay tuned on my social media-and Smart & Final’s to see all the great frozen food inspirations this month-and stock your freezers!

 

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Give $5 to Smart & Final Charitable Foundation and SAVE $5- EASY!! March 3-16!


If you are headed to Smart & Final this month for all the Frozen food deals make sure you do this EASY step- GIVE $5 to Smart & Final Charitable Foundation and you can save $5 off of a future purchase!  

 

This offer is March 3-16 and you can make a difference just buying your favorite groceries!!!

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