Preparing Your Child for College {Office Max Can Help} #OMaxVisa15

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It’s that time of year where teary-eyed moms and dads are sending their excited teenagers off to college!  My oldest daughter started college last year and I remember all those feelings of “Did I prepare her enough for the real world?”  and “Is she really ready to be on her own?” and so many other feelings!  I’ve always prided myself in raising independent kids, but I had a few moments of panic when my oldest moved 8 hours away from home!

One of the most difficult parts of raising responsible kids is teaching them to be responsible with money!  We live in an era where wants and needs are often interchanged.  Even if you’ve taught your kids about money while they were living at home, it can be a whole different story when they’re on their own and you’re not looking over their shoulder.  If your child is living far away from home and you don’t want to send them off with hundreds of dollars in cash, consider giving them a Visa gift card.  The reason I love Visa gift cards is that they can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted…which means you can use them online as well as for everyday purchases.  While we use a cash envelopes budgeting system in our home, having a debit card or prepaid gift card is a must for online purchases!

Before sending them off with a Visa gift card, make sure you have a budget in place.  The financial decisions your college student makes now may have far reaching implications!  Make sure they know how much they should be spending each month and what they should be spending it on.  Explain to them that eating out, going to the movies, and going to concerts are luxuries, not necessities.  If they don’t have a meal plan at school, make sure they know how to create & prepare simple healthy recipes that won’t break the bank!

Right now, besides having amazing deals on school supplies, Office Max is offering a sweet deal on Visa gift cards.  You can save $15 instantly when you purchase $300 in Visa gift cards at Office Max.  Please keep in mind that activation fees do apply.  There is also a limit of 2 purchases per household.  While you’re at Office Max, make sure to stock up on the other awesome back to school deals!

To give you a little extra help preparing for college, I’ve teamed up with some other great bloggers to give away a $50 Amazon e-giftcard! Enter on the Rafflecopter form below!

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Free and Cheap Weekend Activities and Events {August 21-23, 2015}

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This is our last weekend before school starts!  My older kids are already back in school, but the twins start on Monday. Take advantage of the weekend and do something fun as a family!  Maybe you can check some things off your Summer Bucket List! {If you don’t have a Summer Bucket List you can print one off here.}

Whatever it is that you’re hoping to do, we’ve put together a great list of fun things you can do this weekend that won’t break the budget!  Some are events that take place on a weekly basis (like Michaels…which we do almost every weekend) and others are one time only events.

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft.

Also, be sure to share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! Also, make sure you call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

Hikers on the Cerro Grande Trail at Bandelier National Monument. NPS photo

Hikers on the Cerro Grande Trail at Bandelier National Monument.
NPS photo

Free National Park Entrance

August 25th – National Park Service Birthday

Find out the list of participating parks (over 405 of them) right here.

american-girl-store-events-125x150 American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During August, they include Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Discover Truly Me Event, Doll ‘Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights, Meal & Memories with a Grandparent and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

Crayons-Came-Home-2Barnes & Noble

Saturday, August 22nd at 11:00 AM

Storytime and activities featuring The Day the Crayons Came Home

Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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T-Mobile Discount Plans for Teachers and College Students

 

 

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Savings.com. Smart Students Choose T-Mobile

If you’re a college student or if you’re the parent of a college student, you know how important smart phones and tablets are.  My oldest daughter is in college and lives 8 hours away from home.  She would be seriously lost without her smartphone.  I mean that both literally and metaphorically.  She relies heavily on her GPS, but it’s also a lifeline to communicating with her friends at home.

If I’m honest, I’d be lost if I couldn’t easily communicate with her (and by communicate, I mean share random pug pictures back and forth on a daily basis)!

Messages from Amina

 

Yeah…we’re cool like that!  Lots of deep conversations! :)

With the rising cost of college tuition, it may seem like a smartphone or tablet is an unnecessary extravagance when you’re budgeting.  But in all honesty, they’re almost a necessity.  From taking notes in class to using the GPS for directions to wherever they’re heading, a smartphone is an asset!  And let’s not forget about those all important texts and calls to mom and dad!

Right now T-Mobile is hooking up college students and educators with some seriously awesome deals!  Here’s the scoop:

T-Mobile is offering $48 off smartphones and tablets to U.S. college students and U.S. college/K-12 staff. The discount applies to their most popular devices, excluding those below $100. In order to receive the discount, you will need to be validated as a student or an employee.

T-Mobile also offers great deals on their call, text, and data plans.  Check out this $50/month plan!  You get unlimited talk, text, and data while on their network in the U.S., plus in Mexico and Canada.  Plus you get up to 1GB of 4G LTE data (Speeds reduced after 1GB)! Also, if you have a student who loves to stream music, you’ll be thrilled with this part of the plan.  T-Mobile offers Music Freedom™ which gives you unlimited music streaming on their network from top services such as Pandora and iHeart Radio without using your data.  I listen to Pandora constantly so I think this is an awesome feature!

Click here to learn more!

 

 

DIY Hawaiian Bath Scrub

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Ever wish you could just escape to Hawaii for some rest and relaxation?  Me  too!  Unfortunately, time and money don’t allow for unlimited vacations!  If you need a quick pick-me-up, I highly recommend this DIY Hawaiian Bath Scrub!  It’s easy to make and it smells heavenly!  It also make a great gift!

You can whip this up in no time at all!

Ingredients:
2 cups Epsom Salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut oil
2-3 drops of yellow gel food coloring, orange gel food coloring, and red gel food coloring
3-5 drops of each Orange Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, and Rose Essential Oil

You’ll also need a container to put your Hawaiian Bath Scrub in.  I prefer to use a cosmetic jar or a jar with a spoon.

Directions:

-Combine the Epsom salt, sugar, and coconut oil. Stir until mixed.
-Divide the scrub equally into 3 bowls
-Add 5+ drops of Lemon essential oil into bowl #1.
-Stir in the drops of yellow gel food coloring in the same bowl (#1). Mix well.
-Add 5+ drops of orange essential oil into bowl #2. Stir in the drops of orange gel food coloring into that bowl. Stir well to blend both the essential oil and gel food coloring.
-Add 5+ drops of rose essential oil into bowl #3. Stir in the drops of red gel food coloring. Stir well to blend the essential oil and gel food coloring.
-Layer the colored scrub in the order of your choice. Example: yellow on the bottom, orange as the second layer and red as the top layer.
-Choose a container or jar with a lid of your choice. A Mason jar would look outstanding.
– Place in a corner of your bath tub.

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Benefits of essential oils:

Lemon Oil promotes focus and clarity. Clears the mind of distractions and helps a person tune in to the task at hand.
Orange Oil is uplifting to the mind and emotions. This can help increase your physical energy and elevate your mood.
Rose Oil is wonderful for skin, as well as mood support. It is known to be uplifting and heart-opening.

* I verified that the gel food coloring due to the addition of the coconut oil will rinse off during your shower leaving your skin soft and smooth.

Office Supply Store Back to School Deals {8/16 – 8/22/2015}

Office Supply Store Back to School DealsI love office supplies, so back-to-school time is like Christmas for me!  I went to Office Depot this afternoon and made out like a bandit! :)

Here are the top Back To School office supply store deals for 8/16 – 8/22.

Office Depot OfficeMax Deals

FREE Deals After Rebate:

May or may not be able to use manufacturer coupons with mail in savings 

Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencils Starter Set, 2-PK: $8.79

$8.79 Mfr. Mail-In Savings

Limit 3 per household

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 4-PK: $

$5.29 Mfr. Mail-In Savings

Limit 3 per household

Sharpie Accent Pocket Highlighters, 4 pk: $4.29

$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 3 ct or Larger Only

$4.29 Mfr. Mail-In Savings

Limit 3 per household

Avery 8160 Inkjet Labels, 750-PK: $12.99

$2.99 Instant & $10 Mfr. Mail-In Savings

Limit 3 per household

Extreme Deals

While supplies last. No rainchecks.

notebook

Office Depot Brand Spiral 1 Subject Notebooks: $0.01

Limit 3 per household. $5 minimum purchase

sharpener

Tug 2-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener: $0.01

Limit 3 per household. $5 minimum purchase

bookcover

Office Depot Brand Book Covers: $0.01

Limit 3 per household. $5 minimum purchase

School Supply deals this week

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Sharpie Fine & Ultra Fine Permanent Markers, 12 pk: $3

$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product 7-26-15 SS; Includes 3 ct or Larger Only

Final Price: $2.25 ($0.19 each)

Office Depot Brand Wood Pencils, 12 pk: $0.25

Limit 3 per household

Office Depot Brand Plastic 12″ Ruler: $0.25

Limit 3 per household

Poly Envelopes: $0.25

Limit 3 per household

FORAY Legal Pad: $0.50

Office Depot Brand Marble Composition Book: $0.99

Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, 3 pk: $1

Paper Mate InkJoy Stick Pens, 10 ct: $1

$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pens – 7-26-15 SS (Regional)

Final Price: $0.45

Scholastic Colored Pencils, 12pk: $1

Art Street Construction Paper: $1

Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Notebook 3-Hole Punch: $1

Fiskars Scissors for Kids: $1

FORAY Magnetic Dry-Erase Board, 5″ x 7″: $2

Paper Mate EraserMate Pens, 4 pk: $2

$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pens – 7-26-15 SS (Regional)

Final Price: $1.45

Sharpie Accent Retractable Highlighters, 3 pk: $2

Office Depot Brand Graph Wireless Notebooks: $2

Sharpie Clearview Highlighter, 3 pk: $3

$1.00/1 Sharpie Clear View – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 2 ct or Larger (Regional Coupon)

Final Price: $2

Staedtler Mars Geometry 10-Piece Math Set: $4

Mr. Sketch Scented Markers,12 pk: $5

$1.00/1 Mr. Sketch Scented Marker; Includes 12 ct or Higher Only; Limit 1 Coupon Per Purchase Per Visit

$1.00/1 Mr. Sketch Scented Markers – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 2 ct or LargerFinal Cost: $4

ALL School Backpacks: 30% off

Teachers/Technology

FREE PC Tune Up

Office Depot Brand 8″ Scissors: $1

Prang Watercolor Paint: $2

Office Depot Brand Paper Clips, 100-CT: $2

SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16 GB: $5

Sharpie Flip Chart Bullet-Tip Markers, 8 pk: $6

ALL EXPO Low-Odor Dry-Erase Markers, 12-PK: $10

$1.00/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 4 ct or Larger (Regional Coupon)

Final Price: $8

SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 32 GB: $9

DYMO Label Maker: $9

McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015, For 1 Device, eCard: $9.99

Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 20-PK: $10 ($0.50 each highlighter)

50% Off ALL HP Photo & Presentation Paper

SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 64 GB: $18

McAfee AntiVirus Plus, 3 Devices: $19.99

Back-to-School Laptop Bundle: $399.99

Bundle Includes:

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop with AMD A8 Processor

Microsoft Office 365 Personal

McAfee Internet Security 2015 Premium Edition

Microsoft Wireless Mouse

Rewards

20% back in rewards on $59 of HP ink or 2 HP toners

In ad coupons

Black & White Self Serve Copies: $0.29 (Max 100 copies)

Color Self Serve Copies: $0.06 (Max 100 copies)

30% off Lamination, posters & banners

Select Posters: $4.79

$15/$50 Your Same-Day Print Services purchase

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110% Lowest price guarantee for school supplies. Valid through 9/19/15

Staples Deals

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Sharpie permanent markers, 24 pk: $10

$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 3 ct or Larger Only

Final Price: $9.25

Extreme Deals (Limit 5)

Staples Cap Erasers 12 pk: $0.25

Prismacolor MAGIC RUB Art Eraser, 3 pk: $0.25

Staples Slider Pencil Cases: $0.25

PNY Attache III 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $5.99

 

School Supply deals this week

Westcott 12″ Wood Ruler: $0.35

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100 pk: $0.48

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola Crayons, 24 pk: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples composition book: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples School Glue, 4 oz., with Stick: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pen, Black Ink, Medium Point, 10 pk: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (Regional)

Final Price: $0.50

Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.68

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples filler paper: $0.75

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $0.97

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staedtler Mars 180 Degree Protractor : $1

Staedtler Plastic Compass With Safety Blunt Tip : $1

BIC Atlantis, 4 pk: $2

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (Regional Coupon)

Final Price: $1.50

Zebra Z-Grip, 7 pk : $2

Staedtler Double-hole Tub Pencil Sharpener: $2

BIC ballpoint, 60 pk: $3

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (Regional Coupon)

Final Price: $2.50

Staedtler Norica #2 HB Woodcased Pencils, 36 ct: $4

Pentel ballpoint, 18/pk: $5

Case-it Slim zipper binder, 1½”: $8

Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator: $9.99

All backpacks: 25% off

 

Teacher/Technology

Brother PT-D400 Label Maker: $24.99

 

Rebates

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 500/Ream: $7.79

$7.79 – $4.79 easy rebate = $3

Final Price: $3 (look for additional coupon on Sunday)

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 5 Ream Case: $29.99 (Sunday & Monday)

$29.99 – $8 instant savings – $16.99 easy rebate = $5

Final Price: $5

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows (1 User): $39.99

$39.99 – $8 instant savings – $22 easy rebate = $9.99

Final Price: $9.99

Kaspersky Internet Security for Windows (1 User): $59.99

$59.99 – $10 instant savings – $30 easy rebate = $19.99

Final Price: $19.99

Omnitech 12-sheet cross-cut shredder:$109.99

$109.99 – $65 instanty – $10 easy rebate = $34.99

Final Price: $34.99

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20% OFF $50 or more Copy & Print products

Free and Cheap Weekend Activities and Events {August 14-16, 2015}

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The weekend is finally here!  This is a great opportunity to do something fun as a family!  And while summer is winding down, there’s still time to check some things off your Summer Bucket List! {If you don’t have a Summer Bucket List you can print one off here.}

Whatever it is that you’re hoping to do, we’ve put together a great list of fun things you can do this weekend that won’t break the budget!  Some are events that take place on a weekly basis (like Michaels…which we do almost every weekend) and others are one time only events.

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

american-girl-store-events-125x150 American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During August, they include Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Discover Truly Me Event, Doll ‘Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights, Meal & Memories with a Grandparent and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

 

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Barnes & Noble

Saturday, August 15th at 11:00 AM

Storytime and activities featuring If You Give a Mouse a Cookie- 30th Anniversary Celebration

Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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Hot Back to School Deals on Amazon

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It’s hard to believe that school will be starting in just a few week.  Apparently some schools in various parts of the country have already started.  It’s crazy how early some schools start!

If you’re looking to tackle your back to school lists without leaving home, you need to check out some of the great deals on Amazon.  To help you out, I’ve put together this list of great Back to School Deals from Amazon.  I’ll be posting new Back to School deals each week as we get closer to the beginning of school!

::Tissues & Disinfecting Wipes::


Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues, White, 120ct, Pack of 8 $11.74


Kleenex Flat Ultra Soft Tissues, (6 Pack, 120 Count Each) (Packaging may vary) $6.35


Kleenex Flat Everyday Tissues, (3 Pack, 85 Count Each) $3.07


Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count (3-Pack) $9.97 (Add On Item)


Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Scented, 225 Count (Packaging May Vary) $9.97 (Add On Item)

::Tech & Calculators::


Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB 2.0 (DTSE9H/8GBZET) $4.69


Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 2-Line Scientific Calculator, Black with Blue Accents $10.99


Staples Spl-120 8-digit Display Calculator $3.99


SanDisk Cruzer Blade CZ50 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCZ50-016G-AFFP $5.97

::Backpacks & Lunchboxes::


Global Design Concepts Boys’ Miles From Tomorrow Land Backpack with Lunch Kit, Multi, One Size $13.78


Trailmaker Girls’ Chevron Backpack, Multi, One Size $7.99


FAB Starpoint Little Girls’ Hello Kitty Black and White Zebra Backpack $9.07


Disney Girl’s Inside Out 12 Inch Rolling Backpack, Purple, One Size $11.90


Shopkins backpack with Matching Lunchbox Set $13.99


Camo Print Large Boys School Backpack 16 Inch $14.95


Disney Frozen Girl’s Backpack with Detachable Lunchbox Set $14.51


Disney Brave Merida 12″ Backpack & Detachable Insulated Lunch box Bag $10.00


Fast Forward Little Boys’ Guardians Of The Galaxy Backpack with Lunch Box, Multi, One Size $6.49 (Add On Item)


Disney Little Girls’ Frozen Anna and Elsa Mini Backpack, Pink/Purple, One Size $5.89 (Add On Item)


The Smurfs 16 Inch Backpack with Lunch Bag Set – Have a Smurfy Day $11.95


FAB Starpoint Boys’ Swap Force Slobber Bomb 16 Inch Backpack, Blue, One Size $9.99


Disney FCCOR16ZA Frozen Lunch Kit, Pink $8.06


Nickelodeon Dora and Friends Lunch Box Kit $5.69


Nickelodeon Sponge Bob Lunch Box Kit $6.94


Full Size Red and Blue Mickey Mouse Kids Backpack $10.94


LEGO Friends Building Girlpower 16″ Backpack $9.99


Barbie “Sparkle” Dual-Compartment Soft Lunch Box $8.88

::Scissors, Erasers, Rulers, Sharpeners, Pencil Boxes::


Pentel Hi-polymer Block Eraser, Large, 3 Pack, White (ZEH10BP3-K6) $1.96


ADVANTUS Zip-All Pocket for Ring Binders, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Clear (ANG52) $2 (Add On Item)


ADVANTUS Polypropylene Pencil Box with Lid, 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 Inches, Clear (34104) $1.99 (Add On Item)


Westcott 12″ Wood Ruler, Beveled Edge (05011) $1.49


Officemate OIC Achieva Pencil Eraser Caps, 24 in a pack, Assorted Colors (30552) $1.61 (Add On Item)


Paper Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, 3 Pack, Large (70501) $1.99

::Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters::


Crayola 10ct Classic Fine Line Markers $1.27


Paper Mate InkJoy Ballpoint Pen 1781564, Assorted Colors, 8-Pack $2

Hi-Liter Desk-Style Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Pack of 4 (24063) $1.99


Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Box of 12 Markers, Black (30001) $5.00


Dixon Ticonderoga Oriole Pre-Sharpened Black Core Pencils, #2, Yellow, Box of 12 (12886) $2


Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, 8-Piece, Assorted Colors $6.06


Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 6 Colored Highlighters (25076) $3.78

::Paper, Folders, Notebooks, Binders::


Post-it Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Cape Town Collection, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5PK) $5.04


Staples; 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 6/Pack $7.83


Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 67 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness $6.23


Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 25 per Box (57513) $6.48

::Glue::


Elmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 1 Bottle (E304) $0.52 (Add On Item)


Avery Purple Application Permanent Glue Sticks, 0.26 oz, 18 per Pack (98079) $6.99


Avery Permanent Glue Stic, Washable, 0.26 Oz., White (00161) $0.49 (Add On Item)

Happy Shopping!

Office Supply Store Back to School Deals {8/9 – 8/15}

Office Supply Store Back to School Deals

 

Sorry I’m late with this post!  I put it together on Sunday and then ran out the door to get the deals without ever posting it. :)

See…I wasn’t joking when I said I love office supplies and back-to-school time is like Christmas for me!

There are so many awesome deals to be had! I’m a big fan of stocking up so that you don’t have to buy anything at full price during the year!

Here are the top Back To School office supply store deals for 8/9 – 8/15.

Office Depot OfficeMax Deals

Extreme Deals

folder

Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Paper Folders: $0.01

Limit 10 per household. $5 minimum purchase

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Office Depot Brand Notebook Filler Paper: $0.01

Limit 10 per household. $5 minimum purchase

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Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 16 GB: $4.99

Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 32 GB: $9.99

Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 64 GB: $19.99

 

Top School Deals

Limit 3 per household

BicMatic Grip Mechanical Pencils: $0.50
$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (Regional)
Final Price: 2 Free
OfficeMax Brand & Scholastic Brand Glue Sticks, 4 pk: $0.50

Office Depot Brand Scissors: $0.50

ALL BIC Velocity Gel Pens, 4 pks: $1

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (Regional)

Final Price: $0.50

Post-it Super Sticky Die-Cut Notes: $1

Office Depot Brand Mini Stapler: $1

 

More School Deals

Zebra Z-Grip Ballpoint Pens, 7 pk: $1

Paper Mate White Pearl Latex-Free Erasers, 3 pk: $1

Pencil Pouch: $1

Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, 12 pk: $2
$0.55/1 Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils – 7-26-15 SS
Final Price: $1.45

Ticonderoga #2 Soft Lead Pre-Sharpened Pencils, 18 pk: $3

 

Teacher/Office Supplies

Office Depot Brand Reinforcement Labels, 200 pk: $1

Pencil Pouch: $1

BIC Wite-Out Correction Tape, 2 pk: $2

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (Regional)

Final Price: $1.50

EXPO Dry-Erase Starter Kits, 4 pk: $6

$1.00/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS

Final Cost: $5

ALL Kodak Photo Paper: B1G1

McAfee Internet Security for Mac and PC, Premium Edition: $20

McAfee AntiVirus Plus: $19.99

Free PC Tune Up

 

Rebates/Rewards

20% back on $59 of Ink or 2 Toners

In Ad Coupons

40% OFF All Lamination

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110% Lowest price guarantee for school supplies. Valid through 9/19/15

Staples Deals

Extreme Deals

Staples Pink Wedge Erasers, 3/pk: $0.25

Limit 5 per customer

Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener: $0.25

Limit 5 per customer

Staples School Glue, 4 oz: $0.25

Limit 5 per customer

Staples USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16 GB: $5.99

Limit 5 per customer

 

Top School Deals

Staples 1-subject notebook: $0.25

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples 1-subject notebook: $0.25

Limit 30 per customer in store

Westcott 12″ Wood Ruler, Beveled Edge : $0.35

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100 pk: $0.48

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples School Glue, 4 oz., with Stick: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola Crayons, 24 pk: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

BIC Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, 5/Pk: $1
Limit 30 per customer in store
$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (Regional)
Final Price: $0.50

Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.68

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples filler paper: $0.75

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $0.97

Limit 30 per customer in store

BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pen, Black Ink, Medium Point, 10 pk: $1
Limit 30 per customer in store
$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (Regional)
Final Price: $0.50

Staples graph-ruled composition book: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staedtler Mars protractor and compass: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

Ticonderoga Pencils, 24-PK: $3

Staples Pre Sharpened #2 Yellow Pencils, 4/Dozen: $5

Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Markers, 12/pk: $6
$1.00/1 Mr. Sketch Scented Markers – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 2 ct or Larger Only (exp 09/20/15)
Final Price: $5

Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator : $9.99

 

Teacher/Office Supplies

Sharpie permanent markers, 12 pk: $7
$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 3 ct or Larger Only (exp 09/20/15)

Final Price: $6.25

Brother P-touch PT-90 Personal Label Maker: $9.99

 

 

Rebates

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 500/Ream: $7.79
$7.79 – $2.80 instant savings – $4.98 easy rebate = $0.01 (Sunday and Monday only)
Final Price: $0.01 (look for additional coupon on Wednesday)

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 5 Ream Case: $29.99
$29.99 – $20 easy rebate = $9.99
Final Price: $9.99

 

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows (1 User): $39.99
$39.99 – $20 easy rebate = $19.99
Final Price: $19.99

Fellowes Laminator – SATURN 3i 95 Thermal and Cold Laminating Machine: $169.99

$169.99 – $80 instant savings – $40 easy rebate = $49.99

Final Price: $49.99

Thanks This Mommy Saves Money!

Restaurant Coupon Roundup {8/7/2015}

Eating out sure can get expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for deals to make it more affordable.  Below I’ve included the top printable restaurant coupons for this week!

Black Angus Steakhouse – Free 5 oz. Lobster Tail When You Buy Steak Dinner (exp: 9/14/2015)
Bob Evans – 20% Off Carry Out Purchase (exp: 8/12/2015)
Carls Jr – $1 Off Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger Combo (exp: 9/6/2015)
Chuck E Cheese - 50% Off Large Thin & Crispy Specialty Pizza + More (exp: 8/10/2015)
Cocos – $2 Off $10 Food Purchase (exp: 8/16/2015)
Daphnes Greek Cafe – $2 Off Any Entree (exp: 9/27/2015)
Hardees – $1 Off Any Size All Natural Burger Combo (exp: 8/30/2015)
Jacks – $3.50 Hamburger, Fry, Small Drink & Pie + More (exp: 8/18/2015)
Longhorn Steakhouse – $3 Off 2 Adult Lunch Entrees (exp: 8/14/2015)
Marie Callenders - Buy 1 Get 1 50% Entree Off When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 8/26/2015)
Mimis Cafe - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 8/22/2015)
Monicals Pizza – $21 for 16 Inch Thin Crust 1-Topping Family Pleaser + More (exp: 8/30/2015)
Olive Garden – 15% Off Catering & To-Go Orders (exp: 8/16/2015)
Rubios – $1 Off Any Entree (exp: 8/23/2015)
Smokey Bones – $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 8/9/2015)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 8/9/2015)
Steak Escape – Free Kids Meal When You Buy Any Sandwich, Fries & Drink (exp: 8/31/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Retail Coupon Roundup {8/7/2015}

If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!  Some of these will probably come in handy for your back-to-school shopping!

A.C. Moore – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 8/8/2015)
Aaron Brothers – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 8/8/2015)
Aeropostale – 30% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/9/2015)
Belk – $10 Off $30 Regular & Sale Priced Purchase + More (exp: 8/11/2015)
Big 5 Sporting Goods - 20% Off Up to 4 Regular Priced Items + More (exp: 8/8/2015)
Bonton - 20% Off Sale Price Intimate Apparel (exp: 8/15/2015)
Carsons - $15 Off Regular and Sale Price Kids’ Apparel & Accessories Purchase of $50 (exp: 8/8/2015)
Carters – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/12/2015)
Express - $15 Off $30, $30 Off $100 or $40 Off $120 Purchase* (exp: 9/3/2015)
Hancock Fabrics – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Fabric Item (exp: 8/12/2015)
Harbor Freight Tools – Free Batteries With $4.99 + Purchase (exp: 8/9/2015)
Hobby Lobby – 40% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 8/8/2015)
Kirklands – $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 8/9/2015)
Lord and Taylor - 15% Off Entire Sale & Regular Price Purchase (exp: 8/19/2015)
Mardel - 20% Off 1 Item $4.99 or More (exp: 8/8/2015)
OfficeMax - $25 Off 2 HP Toners (exp: 8/8/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/12/2015)
Party City - 25% Off Summer Items (exp: 8/9/2015)
Sports Authority – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/8/2015)
Yankee Candle - Buy 2 Large Candles Get 2 Free (exp: 8/9/2015)

 

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Free and Cheap Weekend Activities and Events {August 7-9, 2015}

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The weekend is finally here!  This is a great opportunity to do something fun as a family!  And while summer is winding down, there’s still time to check some things off your Summer Bucket List! {If you don’t have a Summer Bucket List you can print one off here.}

Whatever it is that you’re hoping to do, we’ve put together a great list of fun things you can do this weekend that won’t break the budget!  Some are events that take place on a weekly basis (like Michaels…which we do almost every weekend) and others are one time only events.

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During August, they include Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Discover Truly Me Event, Doll ‘Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights, Meal & Memories with a Grandparent and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

Gingerbread-Man:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 AM

Storytime and activities featuring The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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Happy Hot Dogs {A Kid Friendly Dinner Idea}

 

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With kids heading back to school, life is busier than ever for most families!  And while we’d all like to cook fabulous gourmet meals every night, sometimes, that’s just not a reality!  To top it off, half the time, my kiddos aren’t a fan of my “gourmet meals”.  If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for Kid Friendly Dinner Ideas.

Today I thought I’d share one of my favorite Kid Friendly Dinner Ideas: Happy Hot Dogs!  These are hot dog people that I create that turn a boring dinner of hot dogs into a fabulously fun feast!   I use all beef hot dogs, but I’ve tried this with a variety of hot dog brands and types to make sure this will work with any hot dog!  Best of all, you can have dinner on the table in under 10 minutes! (Although we typically serve this with gluten-free shells and cheese which takes a little longer to cook).

All you need are some hotdogs, a sharp knife and some creativity!

Directions:

  1. Cut hotdog in half.   This makes working with it much easier, plus full sized hot dogs won’t stand up well on a plate.
  2. Make cuts for eyes and a mouth, then, go crazy.
  3. Make cuts for hair, legs, arms and anything else you can think of. Just be sure not to cut thru the hotdog.
  4. Bring water to a boil and place hotdogs in water.
  5. Boil approximately 5 minutes; the cuts will swell showing the “People”.

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If you make these, I’d love to have you share your photos with me.  Feel free to tag me on Instagram!

Hot Back to School Deals on Amazon

Amazon Back to School Deals from SimplifiedSaving.com

 

We are in back to school countdown mode!  We have one daughter starting back to school next week and the other kids start back at the end of August!  I still need to tackle our back to school clothing shopping but I’ve purchased most of the school supplies my kids need.

If you’re looking to tackle your back to school lists without leaving home, you need to check out some of the great deals on Amazon.  To help you out, I’ve put together this list of great Back to School Deals from Amazon.  I’ll be posting new Back to School deals each week as we get closer to the beginning of school!

::Tissues & Disinfecting Wipes::


Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues, White, 120ct, Pack of 8 $11.74


Kleenex Flat Ultra Soft Tissues, (6 Pack, 120 Count Each) (Packaging may vary) $6.35


Kleenex Flat Everyday Tissues, (3 Pack, 85 Count Each) $3.46


Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count (3-Pack) $9.97 (Add On Item)


Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Scented, 225 Count (Packaging May Vary) $9.97 (Add On Item)

::Tech & Calculators::


Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 2-Line Scientific Calculator, Black with Blue Accents $9.99


Staples Spl-120 8-digit Display Calculator $3.99


SanDisk Cruzer Blade CZ50 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCZ50-016G-AFFP $5.99

::Backpacks & Lunchboxes::


FAB Starpoint Little Girls’ Hello Kitty Black and White Zebra Backpack $5.97 (Add On Item)


Disney Girl’s Inside Out 12 Inch Rolling Backpack, Purple, One Size $12.99


Shopkins backpack with Matching Lunchbox Set $14.79


Camo Print Large Boys School Backpack 16 Inch $14.95


Disney Frozen Girl’s Backpack with Detachable Lunchbox Set $14.48


Starpoint Camo 14-in. Laptop Backpack with Lunch Bag $12.95


Disney Brave Merida 12″ Backpack & Detachable Insulated Lunch box Bag $10.30


Fast Forward Little Boys’ Guardians Of The Galaxy Backpack with Lunch Box, Multi, One Size $6.48 (Add On Item)


Disney Little Girls’ Frozen Anna and Elsa Mini Backpack, Pink/Purple, One Size $4.37 (Add On Item)


The Smurfs 16 Inch Backpack with Lunch Bag Set – Have a Smurfy Day $7.75


FAB Starpoint Boys’ Swap Force Slobber Bomb 16 Inch Backpack, Blue, One Size $9.99


Disney FCCOR16ZA Frozen Lunch Kit, Pink $8.27


Nickelodeon Dora and Friends Lunch Box Kit $5.69


Nickelodeon Sponge Bob Lunch Box Kit $6.95


Full Size Red and Blue Mickey Mouse Kids Backpack $9.38


LEGO Friends Building Girlpower 16″ Backpack $10


Barbie “Sparkle” Dual-Compartment Soft Lunch Box $8.99

::Scissors, Erasers, Rulers, Sharpeners, Pencil Boxes::


ADVANTUS Zip-All Pocket for Ring Binders, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Clear (ANG52) $2 (Add On Item)


ADVANTUS Polypropylene Pencil Box with Lid, 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 Inches, Clear (34104) $1.99 (Add On Item)


Advantus Zippered Binder Pencil Pouch with Rivet Enforced Holes, Black (67024) $2.29


Westcott 12″ Wood Ruler, Beveled Edge (05011) $1.49


Officemate OIC Achieva Pencil Eraser Caps, 24 in a pack, Assorted Colors (30552) $1.61 (Add On Item)


Paper Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, 3 Pack, Large (70501) $1.99

::Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters::


Hi-Liter Desk-Style Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Pack of 4 (24063) $1.99


Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 2 Pack (30162PP) $0.99


Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Box of 12 Markers, Black (30001) $5.82


RoseArt 24-Color Crayons, Packaging May Vary (DFB75) $1.91


Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13882) $12.99


Dixon Ticonderoga Oriole Pre-Sharpened Black Core Pencils, #2, Yellow, Box of 12 (12886) $2


Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, 8-Piece, Assorted Colors $6.06


Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 6 Colored Highlighters (25076) $3.89

::Paper, Folders, Notebooks, Binders::


Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3 x 5 Inches, White, 100 Cards per Pack (31) $1.49 (Add On Item)


Post-it Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Cape Town Collection, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5PK) $5.06


Staples; 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 6/Pack $7.83


Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 67 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness $6.29


Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 25 per Box (57513) $6.50

::Glue::


Avery Permanent Glue Stic, 0.26 oz, Pack of 6 (98095) $2.94


Elmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 1 Bottle (E304) $0.52 (Add On Item)


Avery Purple Application Permanent Glue Sticks, 0.26 oz, 18 per Pack (98079) $6.99


Avery Permanent Glue Stic, Washable, 0.26 Oz., White (00161) $0.49 (Add On Item)


Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 oz, Pack of 30 (E556) $9.99

Happy Shopping!

Office Supply Store Back to School Deals {8/2 – 8/8}

Office Supply Store Back to School Deals

 

I love office supplies, so back-to-school time is like Christmas for me!  There are so many awesome deals to be had!  Plus, with 4 kids, I try to take advantage of as many deals as I can so that my back-to-school shopping doesn’t break the bank!

Here are the top Back To School office supply store deals for 8/2 – 8/8.

Office Depot OfficeMax Deals

Extreme Deals

Free PC Tune Up

All High Sierra Backpacks: 50% off

ALL School Backpacks: 30% off

Office Depot Brand Composition Books: $0.10

Limit 3 per household

BIC Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens, 12-PK: $0.50

Limit 3 per household

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: 2 FREE

Crayola Crayons, 24-PK: $0.50

Limit 3 per household

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12-PK: $1

Limit 3 per household

Office Depot Brand Multipurpose Ream: $6

Limit 3 per household

$5 Mail In Rebate

Final Price: $1

 

Other good deals

Poly Envelopes: $0.50

Limit 10 per household

Fiskars Scissors for Kids & Students: $1

Limit 3 per household

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12-PK: $1

Limit 3 per household

Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Notebook 3-Hole Punch: $1

Limit 3 per household

Pencil Pouch: $1

BIC Briteliner Highlighters, 5 pk: $2

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $1.50

BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry & Extra Coverage Correction Fluid: $2

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $1.50

Staedtler 10-Piece Math Set: $2

Office Depot Brand Spiral Notebooks: $2

Pentel R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pens: $2

Pentel Polymer 3-PK & 4-PK Erasers: $2

BIC 4-Color Retractable Ballpoint Pens: $3

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $2.50

BIC Cristal Bold Ballpoint Pens: $3

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $2.50

BIC Mechanical Pencil, 24 pk: $3

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $2.50

BIC Velocity Gel Pens, 4 pk: $3

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $2.50

Crayola Crayons, 64 pk: $3

Office Depot Brand Notebooks with Covered Spine: $4

PNY Compact Attache USB Flash Drive, 8GB: $4.99

PNY Attaché 3 16GB USB Flash Drive: $5.99

Swingline 545 Desk Stapler Combination Pack with Staples & Remover: $6

Casio Solar Scientific Calculator: $6

Lexar JumpDrive S75 USB 3.0 Flash Drive: $9.99

ALL Knowledge Adventures Software: $9.99

ALL PNY Storage: 50% off

McAfee Internet Security for Mac and PC, Premium Edition: $20

In Ad Coupons

$5/$25 Your cleaning & breakroom purchase

40% Off Lamination

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110% Lowest price guarantee for school supplies. Valid through 9/19/15

Staples Deals

Extreme Deals Limit 5 per person

BIC Xtra Fun Pencil, #2 HB, Two-Toned Color Barrels, 8/pk: $0.75

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $0.25

BIC Soft Feel retractable ballpoint pens, 5/pk: $0.75

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $0.25

Staples Wireless Notebook, College Ruled, 8-1/2″ x 11″, 80 Sheets: $0.75

Lexar JumpDrive LJDS50-16GABNL 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $6.99

 

Other Good Deals

Staples Better 2015 fashion catalog : $0.01

Staples 1-subject notebook: $0.25

Limit 30 per customer in store

Westcott 12″ Wood Ruler, Beveled Edge : $0.35

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100 pk: $0.48

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples School Glue, 4 oz., with Stick: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola Crayons, 24 pk: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

BIC Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, 5/Pk: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $0.50

Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.68

Limit 30 per customer in store

BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pen, Black Ink, Medium Point, 10 pk: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $0.50

Staples composition book: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples poly cover composition book: $0.75

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $0.97

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples hand sanitizer, 8 oz.: $1.69

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples notebooks 1-subject: $0.75

Westcott 13130 Blunt Tip 5″ Kid’s Scissors: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola Washable Watercolors, 8-Color Set : $2

Sharpie permanent markers, 5/pk: $3

$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS

Final Price: $2.25

Five Star poly cover composition book: $3

$1.00/2 Five Star Products

Final Price: $2.50

Ticonderoga Pencils, 24-PK: $3

Crayola Crayons, 64/ct: $3

Kleenex Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 4 Boxes: $3.99

Limit 30 per customer in store

$0.35/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue; Includes (3) Single Boxes, 50 ct or Larger or (1) Bundle Pack; DND

$0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissues; Includes (3) Single Boxes or (1) Bundle Pack

$0.75/3 Kleenex Facial Tissues; Must Share For This Value; Includes (3) Single Boxes or (1) Bundle Pack

$0.50/3 Kleenex Tissues, (1) Bundle Pack or (3) Boxes – 7-12-15 SS; Excludes Trial and Travel Size

Final Price: $3.24

Simply 1″ basic white binders 2/pk: $4

Expo Fine tip, 8 pk: $5

$1.00/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 4 ct or Larger Only

Final Price: $4

BIC mechanical pencils, 24 pk: $5

$1.00/3 BIC Stationary Products

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS (exp 09/15/15)

Final Price: $4.50

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack (4 pk 35 ct each): $5.99

$0.75/1 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes – MobiSave Rebate; Includes 32 ct or Larger Only

Final Price : $5.24

Lexar JumpDrive 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $6.99

Sharpie permanent markers, 24: $10

$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 3 ct or Larger Only (exp 09/20/15)

Final Price: $9.25

Rebates

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 500/Ream: $7.79

$7.79 – $4.79 easy rebate = $3

Final Price: $3

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows (1 User): $39.99

$39.99 – $20 easy rebate = $19.99

Final Price: $19.99

Thanks This Mommy Saves Money!

HOT Back to School HP Ink Sale

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post as part of a promotional program with MomSelect and HP.

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It’s hard to believe but back-to-school is just around the corner. In some parts of the country, school has already started!  {GASP!} In some ways, I’m totally ready for my kids to head back to school and the routine that it brings and in other ways, I just want summer to last a little longer! :)

One of my favorite parts of back to school time is all the great deals, discounts and offers on back to school supplies!  You can save big by taking advantage of these special offers!  Plus, by grabbing these items before you need them and while they’re on sale, you avoid running to the store in the middle of a project when you run out of a supply and paying top dollar for it!

One of the deals I’m most excited about this year is this awesome deal on ink!  We go through a lot of ink around here and it can get pricy!  HP, known for proven reliability, efficient performance and exceptional quality, happens to have one of their best offers this year: Buy one Original HP Ink, get a 2nd cartridge of equal or lesser value for 50% off! It is available on the HP website, as well as at retailers such as Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot.

If you’re a savvy shopper who is looking to get the most bang for their back-to-school buck, you’ll want to stock up!  This is the best deal on HP ink since 2012!

Hot Back to School Deals on Amazon

Amazon Back to School Deals from SimplifiedSaving.comIt’s hard to believe that school will be starting in just a few weeks.  Apparently some schools in various parts of the country have already started.  It’s crazy how early some schools start!

If you’re looking to tackle your back to school lists without leaving home, you need to check out some of the great deals on Amazon.  To help you out, I’ve put together this list of great Back to School Deals from Amazon.  I’ll be posting new Back to School deals each week as we get closer to the beginning of school!

::My Favorite Deals:: I purchased both of these deals this week!

Sharpie 75846 Fine Point Permanent Marker, Assorted Colors, 24-Pack $9.19

Sharpie Ultra-Fine-Point Permanent Markers, 24-Pack Colored Markers  $11.89

::Tissues & Disinfecting Wipes::


Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues, White, 120ct, Pack of 8 $11.74


Kleenex Flat Ultra Soft Tissues, (6 Pack, 120 Count Each) (Packaging may vary) $6.35


Kleenex Flat Everyday Tissues, (3 Pack, 85 Count Each) $3.46


Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count (3-Pack) $9.97 (Add On Item)


Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Scented, 225 Count (Packaging May Vary) $9.97 (Add On Item)

::Tech & Calculators::


Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 2-Line Scientific Calculator, Black with Blue Accents $8.88


Staples Spl-120 8-digit Display Calculator $3.99


SanDisk Cruzer Blade CZ50 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCZ50-016G-AFFP $6.99

::Backpacks & Lunchboxes::


Camo Print Large Boys School Backpack 16 Inch $14.95


Disney Frozen Girl’s Backpack with Detachable Lunchbox Set $14.55


Starpoint Camo 14-in. Laptop Backpack with Lunch Bag $12.95


Disney Brave Merida 12″ Backpack & Detachable Insulated Lunch box Bag $10.10


Fast Forward Little Boys’ Guardians Of The Galaxy Backpack with Lunch Box, Multi, One Size $7.89


Disney Little Girls’ Frozen Anna and Elsa Mini Backpack, Pink/Purple, One Size $5.65 (Add On Item)


The Smurfs 16 Inch Backpack with Lunch Bag Set – Have a Smurfy Day $7.75


FAB Starpoint Boys’ Swap Force Slobber Bomb 16 Inch Backpack, Blue, One Size $9.95


Disney FCCOR16ZA Frozen Lunch Kit, Pink $8.60


Nickelodeon Dora and Friends Lunch Box Kit $5.70


Nickelodeon Sponge Bob Lunch Box Kit $6.95


Full Size Red and Blue Mickey Mouse Kids Backpack $9


LEGO Friends Building Girlpower 16″ Backpack $9.39


Barbie “Sparkle” Dual-Compartment Soft Lunch Box $8.99

::Scissors, Erasers, Rulers, Sharpeners, Pencil Boxes::


ADVANTUS Zip-All Pocket for Ring Binders, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Clear (ANG52) $2 (Add On Item)


ADVANTUS Polypropylene Pencil Box with Lid, 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 Inches, Clear (34104) $1.99 (Add On Item)


Advantus Zippered Binder Pencil Pouch with Rivet Enforced Holes, Black (67024) $2.29


Westcott 12″ Wood Ruler, Beveled Edge (05011) $0.99


Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids Scissors, 5-Inch, Blunt, Colors Vary (13130) $1 (Add On Item)


Officemate OIC Achieva Pencil Eraser Caps, 24 in a pack, Assorted Colors (30552) $1.61 (Add On Item)


Paper Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, 3 Pack, Large (70501) $1.99


Maped Classic 2-Hole Metal Pencil Sharpener, Grey (006700) $1.49 (Add On Item)

::Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters::


Crayola Classic Color Pack Crayons, Tuck Box, 8 Colors/Box (52-0008) $0.88 (Add On Item)


Sharpie Accent Retractable Highlighters, Assorted, Fine Point, 8/Pack $6.98


Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Box of 12 Markers, Black (30001) $6.37


RoseArt 24-Color Crayons, Packaging May Vary (DFB75) $1.49 (Add On Item)


Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13882) $12.99


Dixon Ticonderoga Oriole Pre-Sharpened Black Core Pencils, #2, Yellow, Box of 12 (12886) $2.18


Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, 8-Piece, Assorted Colors $5.99 (After Clipped $1 Coupon)


Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 4-Pack, Black $2.99


Mr. Sketch Assorted Scent Markers 12 Pack (20072) $6.89


Crayola Crayons 24 Count Box- (6-pack) $11.45


Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 6 Colored Highlighters (25076) $3.89

::Paper, Folders, Notebooks, Binders::


Post-it Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Cape Town Collection, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5PK) $5.06


Mead Composition Book, Notebook, 100 Sheets, College Ruled, 9.75 x 7.5 Inch (9932) $1.89 (Add On Item)


Avery Big Tab Insertable Dividers, 5-Tab Set (11109) $0.63


Mead Spiral 1-Subject Wide-Ruled Notebook, 1 Notebook, Color May Vary, Assorted Colors (05510) $1.09


HP Office Ultra White, 8 1/2 x 11 Inch, 20 lb, 92 Bright, 500 Sheets/1 Ream (112101) $3.94


Staples; 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 6/Pack $7.83


Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 67 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness $6.35


Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 25 per Box (57513) $6.08

::Glue::


Avery Permanent Glue Stic, 0.26 oz, Pack of 6 (98095) $2.94


Elmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 1 Bottle (E304) $0.50


Avery Purple Application Permanent Glue Sticks, 0.26 oz, 18 per Pack (98079) $6.99


Avery Permanent Glue Stic, Washable, 0.26 Oz., White (00161) $0.49 (Add On Item)


Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 oz, Pack of 30 (E556) $9.99

Happy Shopping!

Office Supply Store Back to School Deals {7/26 – 8/1}

Office Supply Store Back to School Deals

 

I love office supplies, so back-to-school time is like Christmas for me!  There are so many awesome deals to be had!  Plus, with 4 kids, I try to take advantage of as many deals as I can so that my back-to-school shopping doesn’t break the bank!

Here are the top Back To School office supply store deals for 7/26 – 8/1.

Office Depot OfficeMax Deals

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All School Backpacks 30% – 50% off

While supplies last, no rain checks. Limit 3 per household

Office Depot Brand Wood Pencils, 12 pk: $0.01

With $5 minimum purchase before taxes

Office Depot Brand 6″ Protractors: $0.01

With $5 minimum purchase before taxes

Office Depot Brand Plastic 12″ Rulers: $0.01

With $5 minimum purchase before taxes

Office Depot Brand Mechanical Pencils, 6-PK: $0.25

Poly Cover 1-Subject Notebook: $0.25

Sharpie Single Permanent Markers: $0.25

School Supplies

Ticonderoga Pencils, 12-PK: $1

Scholastic Colored Pencils, 12-PK: $1

Office Depot Brand Primary Composition Books: $1

Office Depot Brand Graph Composition Book: $1

Highmark Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap, 7.5 oz: $1

Office Depot Brand Laminated Folders with & without Prongs: $1

Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 6-PK+2 Bonus Sticks: $2

Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 4-PK: $2

Office Depot Brand Stellar 1-Subject Notebook: $2

Jumbo Stretch Bookcovers: $2

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump, 8oz. + 2oz. Bonus: $3

$1.00/3 Purell Products – 7-26-15 SS
$1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Bottle or Hand Sanitizing Wipes – 7-26-15 SS; Includes Sanitizer, 8 oz Only or Wipes, 35 ct or Larger
$3.00/1 Purell Advanced Sanitizer Product Purchase of $10 or More
Final Price: $2

Highmark Facial Tissue, 3-PK: $3

Highmark Select-A-Size Paper Towels, 3-PK: $3

ALL BIC Velocity Gel Pens, 4-PK: $3

Office Depot Brand Stellar Notebook with Covered Spine, 1-Subject: $4

Limit 4 per household

Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 24-PK: $6

ALL Mr. Sketch Markers: B2G1
$1/1 Mr. Sketch Scented Markers – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 2 ct or Larger Only (Regional)

 

Office/Teacher Supplies

Free PC Tune Up

Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Heavyweight Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, 50-PK: $5

SanDisk Cruzer 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $5.99

Software/Computer Deals

All HP Ink; B1G1 5o % off

Limit 2 offers per household

ALL Knowledge Adventures Software: $9.99

McAfee Internet Security for Mac and PC, Premium Edition: $20

McAfee Internet Security, 3 Devices: $24.99

McAfee Total Protection, 3 Devices: $29.99

Corel PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate Creative Suite: $49.99

Lenovo S21e Laptop with Intel Inside: $149.99

In ad Coupons

$15 Off your Same-Day Print Services purchase of $50 or more

 

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110% Lowest price guarantee for school supplies. Valid through 9/19/15

Staples Deals

Extreme Deals

Buy a backpack Get 25% off school supplies

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Excludes Graphing & Scientific Calculators, Backpacks, Technology, Case & Ream Paper, Food, Cleaning & Breakroom Supplies, Printers, Shredders, Furniture and Daily Deals.

 

Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener: $0.25

Limit 5 per customer

Staples Cap Erasers, 12 ct: $0.25

Limit 5 per customer

Staples pencil box: $0.50

Limit 5 per customer

Staples poly cover composition book: $0.50

Limit 5 per customer

Pentel R.S.V.P. pens, 5ct: $0.50

Limit 5 per customer

Staples USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16GB: $6.49

Limit 5 per customer

School Supply Deals

Staples 1-subject notebook: $0.25

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100 pk: $0.48

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples School Glue, 4 oz., with Stick: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola Crayons, 24 pk: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.68

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola markers and colored pencils, 10 pk: $0.97

Limit 30 per customer in store

Staples composition book, graph ruled: $1

Staples Ruled Index Cards on a Ring: $1

Westcott 13130 Blunt Tip 5″ Kid’s Scissors: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

BIC Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, 5/Pk: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

BIC Round Stic Ball Point Pen, 10/pk: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store

Purell instant hand sanitizer, 8 oz: $2.49
$1.00/3 Purell Products – 7-26-15 SS
$1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Bottle or Hand Sanitizing Wipes – 7-26-15 SS; Includes Sanitizer, 8 oz Only or Wipes, 35 ct or Larger
$3.00/1 Purell Advanced Sanitizer Product Purchase of $10 or More
Final Price: $1.49

Staples hand sanitizer, 8 oz.: $1.69

Limit 30 per customer in store

Crayola Washable Watercolors, 8-Color Set : $2

Paper Mate Expressions Decorated Erasers, 4pk $2

Staples SPL-150A Calculator: $2.99

Paper Mate Mates Mechanical Pencils, 12 pk: $3

$0.55/1 Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils – 7-26-15 SS

Final Price: $2.45

Crayola Twistables Mini Crayons, 24/pk: $3

Crayola Crayons, 64/ct: $3

Sharpie tank highlighters, 5 pk: $3

Elmer’s products: B2G1

Five Star notebooks:B3G1
$1.00/2 Five Star Products

Kleenex Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 4 Boxes: $3.99

Limit 30 per customer in store

$0.35/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue; Includes (3) Single Boxes, 50 ct or Larger or (1) Bundle Pack; DND
$0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissues; Includes (3) Single Boxes or (1) Bundle Pack
$0.75/3 Kleenex Facial Tissues; Must Share For This Value; Includes (3) Single Boxes or (1) Bundle Pack
$0.50/3 Kleenex Tissues, (1) Bundle Pack or (3) Boxes – 7-12-15 SS; Excludes Trial and Travel Size

Final Price: $3.24

 

Office/Teacher Supplies:

Expo Fine tip, 4pk: $3
$1.00/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 4 ct or Larger Only
Final Price: $2

Sharpie Extreme, 4 pk: $4
$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 3 ct or Larger Only
Final Price: $3.25

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack (4 pk 35 ct each): $5.99

$0.75/1 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes – MobiSave Rebate; Includes 32 ct or Larger Only

Final Price : $5.24

Sharpie Fine tip, 12/pk: $6
$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 3 ct or Larger Only
Final Price: $5.25

SanDisk Cruzer Glide SDCZ60-016G-A46 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $6.99

Rebates/Rewards

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 500/Ream: $7.79

$7.79 – $3.80 easy rebate = $3.99

Final Price: $3.99

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 5 Ream Case: $29.99

$29.99 – $4 instantly – $20.99 easy rebate = $5, Wed.– Sat. $29.99 – $17 easy rebate = $12.99 (Look for a coupon on Sunday)

Final Price: $12.99

In ad Coupons

Free Shredding, up to 5 lb

$5 off yourRegular-priced cleaning and breakroom purchase of $20 or more

20% off your Copy & Print purchase of $50 or more

Thanks This Mommy Saves Money!

Restaurant Coupon Roundup {7/24/2015}

Eating out sure can get expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for deals to make it more affordable.  Below I’ve included the top printable restaurant coupons for this week!

Black Angus Steakhouse – $42 Campfire Feast for Two (exp: 8/10/2015)
Bob Evans – 20% Off Carry Out Purchase (exp: 7/29/2015)
Brueggers – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coconut Iced Coffee (exp: 8/2/2015)
Carls Jr - $1 Off Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger Combo (exp: 9/6/2015)
Carrabbas – $10.90 for Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Dinner (exp: 7/26/2015)
Carrows – $2 Off Any Purchase of $10 Or More (exp: 7/31/2015)
Chuck E Cheese – 50% Off Large Thin & Crispy Specialty Pizza + More (exp: 8/3/2015)
Cocos – $2 Off $10 Food Purchase (exp: 8/16/2015)
Del Taco - Buy Claasic Grilled Chicken Burrito Get 1 Free (exp: 7/25/2015)
Dennys - 20% Off Entire Check (exp: 7/26/2015)
Great American Cookie Company – Buy 3 Cookies Get 1 Free Cut-Out Cookie Free (exp: 7/31/2015)
Houlihans - $15 Off $30 Purchase (exp: 7/30/2015)
Jacks – $3.50 Hamburger, Fry, Small Drink & Pie + More (exp: 8/18/2015)
Logans Roadhouse – Free Slice of Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie with Adult Entree Purchase (exp: 7/29/2015)
Marble Slab – Buy 1 Shake or Smoothie Get 1 50% Off (exp: 7/31/2015)
Marie Callenders - Free Breakfast Entree When You Buy 2 Breakfast Entrees and 2 Drinks (exp: 8/19/2015)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 8/1/2015)
Monicals Pizza – $15 for 14 Inch Thin Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza + More (exp: 7/26/2015)
Olive Garden – $5 Off $30 Catering or To Go Orders (exp: 8/2/2015)
Outback Steakhouse – 15% Off Entire Lunch or Dinner Check (exp: 8/4/2015)
Quiznos - Free Regular Fountain Drink with Purchase of Any Sub or Large Salad (exp: 7/29/2015)
Smoothie King – $2.99 Small Smoothie (exp: 7/28/2015)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 7/26/2015)
Souplantation – 20% Off Family Lunch Combo + More (exp: 7/29/2015)
Steak Escape - Free Small Drink & Fries with Sandwich Purchase (exp: 7/31/2015)
Sweet Tomatoes – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo + More (exp: 7/29/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Retail Coupon Roundup {7/24/2015}

If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!  I’m excited about the Ace Hardware coupon because we’re starting a whole house renovation this weekend which will require lots of paint and Ace carries the Benjamin Moore paint colors we’ll be using! :)

A.C. Moore – 40% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 7/25/2015)
Aaron Brothers – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 7/27/2015)
Ace Hardware – $5 Off $25 Regular Priced Purchase (exp: 7/26/2015)
Babies R Us - 15% Off All Potties & Step Stools + More (exp: 7/31/2015)
Bealls - $10 Off $25 Purchase (exp: 7/28/2015)
Belk – $10 Off First $50, $20 Off First $100 or $30 Off First $150 Regular or Sale Priced Purchase (exp: 7/28/2015)
Bonton – 25% Off Sale Price Women, Men & Kids Apparel + More (exp: 7/25/2015)
Bonton – 20% Off Yellow or Black Dot Purchases (exp: 7/28/2015)
Carters – 20% Off $40 or 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/29/2015)
Dress Barn – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/26/2015)
Hancock Fabrics – 15% Off $50 Purchase (exp: 7/28/2015)
Harbor Freight Tools – $2.99 for 16 oz. Hammers with Fiberglass Handle + More (exp: 8/2/2015)
Hobby Lobby – 40% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 7/25/2015)
JoAnn – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 7/25/2015)
Kohls – $10 Off $30 Purchase (exp: 7/26/2015)
Lifeway Christian – 35% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 7/25/2015)
Loft Outlet – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/26/2015)
Lord and Taylor - 15% Off Entire Sale & Regular Price Purchase (exp: 8/4/2015)
Mardel – 20% Off 1 Item $4.99 or More (exp: 7/25/2015)
Mens Wearhouse – $40 Off Each Tuxedo or Suit Rental Package (exp: 8/16/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh – 20% Off $40 or 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/29/2015)
Staples – Buy a Backpack Get 25% Off All School Supplies (exp: 8/1/2015)
White House Black Market – $20 Off Select White Shirts & More (exp: 7/29/2015)
Yankee Candle – 30% Off Almost Everything (exp: 7/26/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Free and Cheap Weekend Activities and Events

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The weekend is finally here!  This is a great opportunity to do something fun as a family!  Maybe you can check some things off your Summer Bucket List! {If you don’t have a Summer Bucket List you can print one off here.}

Whatever it is that you’re hoping to do, we’ve put together a great list of fun things you can do this weekend that won’t break the budget!  Some are events that take place on a weekly basis (like Michaels…which we do almost every weekend) and others are one time only events.

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! Also, make sure you call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During July, they include Discover Truly Me Event, Doll ‘Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights, Meal & Memories with Mom and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: Barnes & Noble

July 1st – July 31st

In store events include Throwback Thursdays, Time Travel Weekend, DC Comic Days (July 8-12), Minions Fun (July 17th), Star Wars Saturday (July 18th), Dr. Seuss Spectacular (July 28th & 31st) and more. Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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