One Year Membership to Sam’s Club + $20 Gift Card + $26 in FREE Food ALL for $45!

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This deal is still running!

If you are looking to join a Warehouse Club, Groupon has a nice deal on Sam’s Club – this is valid for new memberships only!

Pick up a One Year Membership + $20 Sam’s Club Gift Card + $26 in Fresh Food Vouchers ALL for $45.   The offer includes:

::: One-Year Sam’s Club Membership

::: $20 Sam’s Club Gift Card

::: $26.23 in Four Fresh Food Vouchers:

  • 22oz Sliced oven-roast turkey ($7.98 value)
  • 8-count Ciabatta rolls ($3.99 value)
  • 28oz Black bean five-layer dip ($7.98 value)
  • 10″ Apple pie ($6.28 value)

As an added bonus, all new Sam’s Club members will receive $80 in special members-only savings on select popular items. These savings are valid 30 days after membership activation.

The offer is valid for new Memberships, and not valid until 7/23, for ages 18 or better. Once purchased, you must redeem in store within 90 days of purchase – your membership will then expire 1 year from voucher activation date.

You can find the Monthly Sam’s Club Coupon Deals when you head HERE.

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Thomas & Friends Magazine just $14.99 per Year (60% Off)

ThomasCute magazine for the kiddos!  Today at Discount Mags pick up a one Year subscription to Thomas & Friends for $14.99 with code CENTSABLE.

Each year comes with 8 issues – and you can buy up to 2 years.

Each issue is filled with charming stories, a collectible poster, and a workbook filled with fun, educational activities designed to put children on the right track to improving early learning skills while having fun with their beloved friends from the Island of Sodor.

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Treasures 4 Teachers | FREE & Low Cost School Supplies for Phoenix Area Teachers

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 I have posted this resource before, but if you have missed last posts, it can truly be a helpful resource If you teach.

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Treasures 4 Teachers is here in the Tempe area, and they are located on the North Side of Southern Ave. between Priest and Hardy, next to Andrew’s Party Rental.

If you are a qualifying educator as noted on their membership page, you can can pick up a Membership to Treasures 4 Teachers for a cost – as a member you will score materials, supplies, and training for your classroom for low or no cost.

As a member, you will be given a reusable bag – fill up that bag on each visit for just $5.00. You are welcome to bring an additional bag, but you will pay a fee ($5) on each.

Although their inventory changes daily, weekly and monthly, many items are always available (such as core school supplies, paper, etc.)

You can read more about FREE Teacher Discounts & Supplies for the Classroom on my last post.

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Custom 20 Page 4×6 Brag Book just $2.99 Shipped!

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This deal is still going… it’s a great one especially if you have kiddos!

Mailpix is offering a 4×6 Photo Book (20 pages) for FREE with code BRAG420.

5 Styles are available – you can opt to place your own photos or, request Auto-Fill and they will fill for you.

You will pay $2.99 shipping – which is standard; to get started, head over here and upload your photos – I used auto-fill and within seconds I made my book. Plug in the Promo Code at checkout to remove the cost of the book ($7) leaving you with only shipping.

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Recipe | Homemade Brownie Bowl Sundaes

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Just last week … I saw this show up in my Facebook feed, and decided it would be a recipe we NEEDED to make.

How much do you like chocolate? If you do, you can pick up this homemade recipe for Brownie Bowls & give it a try – Priscilla gave it a shot at home and was super enough to share the recipe & final product with us…… it will definitely go on our Menu Plan for this next week!

Brownie Bowls {From Scratch}
Serves 12
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Cook Time
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Cook Time
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  2. 1 cup of coca powder
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 cup of all purpose flour
  7. 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  8. 1/4 cup of milk
  9. (Optional)- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, sugar, coca powder, and salt. Mix around until well combined.
  2. In your mixer add in your two eggs and vanilla.. Mix low for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in your vegetable oil and mix on low for another 30 seconds.
  4. Add in your milk.
  5. Add the dry ingredients & mix until everything is well combined without over mixing.
  6. Preheat oven to 325.
  7. Spray your cupcake pan with non-stick spray.
  8. Divide the batter into the cupcake pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Once they are done baking, place on top of oven and grab an extra cupcakes pan and press down onto the brownies.
  10. After they cool slightly, take out of the cupcake pan and get a spoon and scoop a good amount of the centers. You can eat the middles or save them for extra toppings.
  11. Top with ice cream and sprinkles.
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Walgreens: Better than FREE Crystal Light {Print your Coupon Now}

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Don’t forget to grab this coupon!  Starting 8/3, you can pick up FREE or Moneymaker Beverage Enhancer at Walgreens!  Grab the coupons below, they just printed for me so both are still available. 

Mio, Crystal Light or Koolaid LIQUID drink mix 1.62oz., $3, get $3RR
$1 off Crystal Light Liquid Drink Mix (Kraft First Taste Members, Log In) 
OR $1 off Crystal Light Liquid Drink Mix (Share with Friends to Print)
Pay $2.00 | Earn $3 RR 
Makes it a moneymaker of $1 for Crystal Light

Grab the coupon now – the deal starts 8/3.

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Safeway: Nabisco 12 – 15 ct Tray Packs just $1.99

 

Capture*Reminder* — This is a deal you won’t want to miss this week – it’s a great one for back to school!

Nabisco Tray Packs, 12 – 15 ct – $2.99 Safeway in-ad coupon
Includes: Select varieties
 
- $1.00/1 Nabisco Multipacks, 9 oz or Larger – 6-15-14 SS – (exp. 08/02/14)
Final Price: $1.99

See this as a top deal in the Safeway Matchups.

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Creating your Monthly Household Budget | 5 Steps to Getting Started

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It’s that time of the month — again!    Tonight (yes, on a Friday!) I will be sitting down to do my personal budget…. you should probably be doing the same sometime over the next few days.

Do you have a monthly budget?    Every month at month end, I take an hour (usually two) to do mine. If I don’t .. I have this strong feeling of anxiety when we start a new month. I don’t know what I’m spending, and I feel like I’m going into the month blind without a written plan.

Over the last few years, we have worked hard to keep our family on a written game plan and as a result, been able to pay over $60,000 in consumer debt. Having this written plan was incredibly necessary for us to see where our money was going – hold us accountable for our spending, and cut spending on areas we were wasting money in to make room for paying down OTHER areas. It was hard…… we sacrificed quite a bit (and we still do!) – but we’re still on track. We’re debt free with the exception of our home and working on paying that off within the next 5 years.

Creating your monthly budget is something that you need to do before the month begins …. it’s extremely crucial that you give every dollar you bring home an assignment – having a written plan to help you take control of your paycheck will give you more security each month.

You may discover that you are spending much more than you realized; or you may be saving more than you knew.

Once you fine tune your budget, you will need to re-crate it each month – sit down sometime during the last week of the month and spend an hour our two preparing for the next. Make sure you involve your spouse - it makes better sense for both of you to be on the same sheet of music when it comes to handling your money.

Here are my steps for creating that monthly budget:

Start the Last Week of the Month for the Month Upcoming.  You can’t start the month without having your written budget done (at least I can’t!) I feel like I’m spending blind.

Calculate & note your monthly income.  Pull out your last paycheck and write down your earnings. If you are self employed, add your earnings for the last year & divide by 12. Make sure you include all forms of income (Child Support, money-earning hobbies, etc.)

Note all your Expenses.  Write down everything that you pay for – Rent, Mortgage, Food, Cable, Phone, Cell Phone, Pest Control, Home Alarm, Car Insurance, Investments (IRA), College Fund, and more. You might have to pull out your bank statements to remember everything you pay for – especially since many of us have our expenses drafted automatically.

Balance the Income & Outgoing.  Add up each and make sure you fill in anything you may have missed.  Then balance what you have – if you are spending more than what you are bringing in, you’ll need to determine how to cut what you are spending, OR find a way to bring in more income.  Usually it’s a little easier to cut from what you’er currently spending.   Once you set aside your required monthly outgoing (Electricity, Water, Cable – the recurring items), determine what is left – and assign every remaining dollar to a category.  

Determine Where you Can Cut Expenses.  If you opt to cut expenses over trying to earn additional income, you will want to take every area of your budget into consideration:

  • Do you eat out at work? Try to stop doing that and bring your own lunch to save upwards of $10 per day.
  • Bundle your cable with your internet – sometimes you can save when you bundle. OR, think of alternative ways to save (ie. Netflix, Hulu, and more).  
  • Clip more coupons – set a cash grocery budget; envelope that cash per week and use that envelope to shop – ONLY use cash. You tend to spend less when you use cash versus plastic because you can actually see and feel the money as you spend it.
  • Review your investments & insurance monthly to ensure you’re not being overcharged.  
  • Try to plan your meals around items that are on sale – make 1-2 additional servings to allow yourself meals for work.
By using a cash based budget (using your own cash envelopes), you can set up categories for those areas that aren’t included in your automatic withdrawals (gas, entertainment and food are our 3 top categories).    
 
Each month, you’ll need to adjust your budget accordingly for changes in bills and pay periods – you may need to pay vehicle registration… or, extracurricular for your children once they start school. You might want to start a Christmas fund mid-year so you can start putting money away for Christmas gifts – each month you will need to adjust your budget to reflect those changes.
 
Once you start getting the hang of knowing exactly where your money goes, and what you (may) have remaining, you’ll hopefully be able to free up some money to pay down some of your other expenses (Loans, Credit Cards & more).
 

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Walmart Teacher Appreciation Week July 25th – 31st | Teachers Score 10% Back on Classroom Supplies

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Starting July 25th and going through July 31st, Teachers can score 10% off School Supplies at Walmart  To score the dal:

  1. Visit Walmart & purchase your classroom supplies in the Stationary & Craft Departments
  2. Register your receipt at Walmart.com/teachers by August 15th.
  3. AND receive 10% savings via an eGift Card within 2 weeks – by email.

The limit is $10,000 per transaction – $50,000 per customer. So if you are a teacher who is planning on buying supplies .. plan accordingly

You can see our Walmart Back to School List by heading HERE.

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Essential Oils for the Classroom | Reduce the Spread of Germs, Enhance Memory & More

 

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If you’re a teacher headed back to start the 2014 – 2015 school year, you can incorporate Essential Oils into your classroom – the oils listed in the graphic above are all part of the Young Living Starter Collection.

I picked up the collection a few months ago (and have expanded quite a bit since then). 

Anyone who is familiar with Essential Oils knows that there are differences in quality – you can pick up lesser priced oils at the grocery store, and in some cases online stores – but most are non-therapeutic trade – which are not recommended for topical or internal use.

You can read more about Young Living Oils and how to capture them at Wholesale Prices.

Incorporating a diffuser into the classroom is a great way to use the oils.

You can find inexpensive diffusers on Amazon – they do vary in price quite largely – I have one similar to this one HERE that sits in my bedroom. They do have some with a nightlight as well.

To read more about how to get started on Essential Oils read my last post.

 

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website

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Sunday Coupon Preview July 20th

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This weekend, we can look forward to NO inserts! Not one! Remember to call the Arizona Republic and put a hold on the paper — unless you really want to read it.

You can see a preview of 7/27 when you head HERE. .. remember values & coupons can sometimes vary by region!

Don’t forget you can grab a 26-week subscription to the Wall Street Journal, and you can score discounted subscriptions to your local paper, and others Nationwide by heading to my last post.

Always remember that Regional differences can occur – depending on where you get your papers – picking up a subscription tends to yield better coupons than picking up the paper in store.

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FREE Kindle Books | Every Day Camping Recipes, 25 Simple Casserole Recipes, Worth the Weight, Amazon Mom & More

 

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Still available, you can pick up a great deal on the Kindle HD 7″ for just $119 – see my last post.

Here are today’s FREE Kindle Books. Remember that prices on the Kindle store can change hourly – which means that these may not remain free when you purchase them:

Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less.

Don’t have a Kindle? Just download a free Kindle reading app!

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