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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Womens Summer Clothing from Groopdealz

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It is finally heating up where I live and today is my kids last day of school.  This can only mean one thing!  SUMMER TIME!  There is nothing that I love more than the laid back summer life full of pool days, popsicles, and bbqs!

I decided to do a little researching and found so many darling clothes from Goopdealz, all perfect for summer wearing!

I love wearing casual tees all summer.  They are cute, comfortable, and the perfect “mom uniform.”  This Hustle Tee immediately caught my eye.  It is only $15.98 shipped and I love the meaning!  We are hustling, right!?!

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This is another darling tee!  Floral print is so popular right now and I’ve found I just can’t seem to get enough!  This Floral V-Neck is only $15.98 with shipping!

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Here is another fun tee, perfect for summer bbqs and holidays.  The Stars and Stripes Tee is just $19.98 shipped!

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There really is nothing more flattering than a peplum shirt.  I wear these all.the.time.  Seriously so great for the “mom tummy” or even that “taco tummy!”  The Empire Waist Top only costs $16.98 after shipping!

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I am seriously obsessed with this dress!  I was immediately drawn to it and just might get one for me…AND my daughter!  It looks comfortable, stylish, and very flattering, plus it is a really good deal!  It comes in 7 different colors, but this blue was my favorite.  You can get the Short Sleeve Swing Dress for only $16.99 shipped!  Such a great deal for a dress!

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I don’t usually wear bikinis, but when I saw this one I fell in love.  It is really cute and I love the high waisted bottom.  Plus, the price tag is SO good!  There are two different colors/styles to choose from.  This Ruffle Swimsuit is only $20.98 after shipping!  Such a good deal!

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Happy Frugal Shopping!  And HAPPY summer!  YAY!

 

Disclaimer:  A good deal is NOT a reason to use credit cards or spend money that has not been budgeted for.  Budget first, and IF you have money in your budget, then it’s time to bargain shop and see how far you can stretch that budgeted money!

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Why we Cut the Cable and NEVER looked back!

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I remember very well telling my friends that, “I could never live without my DVR!”  I loved having my DVR and being able to record shows whenever I wanted and watch them whenever I wanted.  I loved skipping through commercials and I really could never imagine myself going back to life before DVR.

Well, I am here to tell you that I CAN actually live without my DVR!  🙂

Five years ago we decided to begin cutting some costs out of our budget.  When the talk of whether or not we should cut out the cable I wasn’t super thrilled with the idea.  But, I wanted to trim our budget and knew that my precious DVR was not a need.  We canceled our cable, including that DVR.

And you know what.  There has not been a single day when I have regretted it.  There have definitely been a few times when I have MISSED having a DVR (usually when I have to sit through a boring commercial),  but I have never regretted getting rid of it.  The amount of money that we save yearly is so worth it.

There are so so many alternative TV options available today.  It wasn’t hard to find a few cheaper services for our family.

The first and cheapest option we did was to buy a digital antennae.  This was a one time purchase of $30 and enables us to get all of the public channels for free.  The only TV we had for a few months was this digital antennae.  If you are on a strict budget, this is a GREAT option for you.  It provides great TV without any monthly payments.  My kids love watching PBS Kids and my husband and I enjoy the news and a few other evening shows.

We have since added a few subscription services to our TV options.  They are all still so much cheaper than cable or dish.  Here are a few of my favorites:

We use Netflix every single day.  My kids have a couple of favorite shows they always want to watch and I have my favorites (Gilmore Girls!).  We use the cheapest Netflix option of $7.99 a month and we think it’s worth every single penny.

I have recently fell in love with Hulu.  I only signed up to take advantage of the free month trial, but I became hooked and decided to keep the service for a few more months.  I have been so impressed with all of the TV options available on Hulu and new releases they have available.  Fixer Upper and This Is Us have been my favorites lately.

My sister loves using the Roku.  The Roku gives you the ability to access all of these subscription services in one easy place.  We already have a smart TV so felt the Roku was unnecessary.  My sister didn’t have a smart TV so it only made sense to need something a little easier.  It is a one time price and very user friendly.  There are hundreds of apps/channels available to add to your device.

I have many friends and family that use Amazon Prime for TV watching.  We are content with Netflix and Hulu for now, but Amazon Prime really is a great deal if you take advantage of all it has to offer; including their TV/Movie options, free shipping and music available.

I did a conservative estimate of how much extra we are saving a year by cancelling our cable service, it came to $480 yearly savings!  In the 5 years since we cancelled the cable we have saved $2,400.  Think about what you could buy for $2,400!  I don’t know about you, but I would rather put that money somewhere more useful than spending it on TV!  If you only use the digital antennae, with no other TV services, you will save over $650 a year.  These little expenses ADD UP!

How do you save money on TV Viewing?  What is your favorite subscription service?  Tell me in the comments so we can all help each other out!

 

 

 

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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Mothers Day Gifts Under $15!

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Mothers Day is just a few weeks away!  This is the time to start thinking about the perfect gift to give to the special mothers in your life.  If you are looking for completely FREE gift ideas check out my post Mothers Day Gift Guide: 15 FREE Gift Ideas.  If you are wanting to spend a little bit of cash on mom, but still want to stay within budget than THIS is the post for you!

Today on Cents of Style you can get Mothers Day Gifts 40% off when you use the code MOMGIFT.  Shipping is ALWAYS FREE, so this is a great opportunity to buy the perfect gift for mom!  Here are some of my favorites!

 

I may have sent a screen shot of this necklace to my husband!  😉  I love the mama bear phrase and thought this Mama Bear Necklace was so darling.  After the coupon code it is only $11.97 shipped!!

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What mom doesn’t relate to the phrase, “because I said so”????  I’m pretty sure we have all said it and heard it multiple times!  This Because I Said So Tee is so cute and would be a great t-shirt for summer.  You can get the Because I Said So Tee shipped for only $14.97 after the coupon code.

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This gold bracelet is simple yet beautiful.  Mother is my favorite title and I would love wearing that title around my wrist daily.  The Mother Gold Bracelet is a steal of a deal at only $5.97 shipped after entering the coupon code!  My MIL loves jewlery, so I ordered one for her, I know she is going to love it!

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I love this #MomLife Tee so much!  It is the perfect description of what life is like being a mom of young kids.  This would be the perfect for a young mom in the thick of raising their kids, perhaps for your sister or friend (or maybe yourself 😉 ).  After entering the coupon code you can get the #MomLife Tee for only $14.97 shipped!

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I really love simple jewelry., and this heart necklace is no exception.  It is simple, yet will makes a bold statement that you love and care for mom.  You can get the heart necklace shipped for just $7.77 shipped after coupon code.  This is another really really good deal!

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This Cuff Bracelet is a good reminder to enjoy whichever season you are currently in.  Motherhood can be quite a bit daunting and overwhelming, but the reminder to “Enjoy the Ride” is a great way to look for the happy wonderful moments that Motherhood also brings.  After entering the coupon code the Cuff Bracelet comes to only $8.97 shipped!  Hooray for cheap jewelry!

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This Felt Bag is so cute!  I love the coloring and it pairs perfectly with any and all “mom” outfits.  It looks large enough to stuff all the kids toys and snacks in while leaving room for moms essentials (sunglasses are essentials!  😉 )!  The Felt Bag only costs $14.97 after coupon code!

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Happy Frugal Shopping!  Let me know if you find the perfect gift  for the mom in your life!

 

Disclaimer:  A good deal is NOT a reason to use credit cards or spend money that has not been budgeted for.  Budget first, and IF you have money in your budget, then it’s time to bargain shop and see how far you can stretch that budgeted money!

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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Extra 25% off on Gymboree Clothes with coupon code

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For this week Gymboree has EVERYTHING on their site 40% off and if you use coupon code HAPPYDANCE at checkout you will get an EXTRA 25% off the already discounted price.  Gymboree has very high quality clothes and I know when I buy something from them it will actually LAST!

I searched through the website and found some darling clothes!  EVERYTHING I am posting is UNDER $10!  🙂  I only shop if it’s a GREAT deal!

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These Frenchie Leggings are so cute and after the coupon code they are only $2.70.  I only buy leggings for my girls if they are under $3.

This Leopard Infinity Scarf is only $3.60 after the coupon code.  This would be really cute to buy and save it for back to school next fall.

This Classic Tee is really cute.  I love the little extra detail in the shoulders to the original tee style.  After the discount this shirt is only $4.50!

I love this Quilted Sparkle Skirt.  My youngest daughter loves to wear skirts all summer and I think this one looks perfect for play or dressing it up a little.  After the discount the skirt is only $6.39.

I was really excited to find these Skinny Jeans.  They come to only $9 after the coupon code.  For high quality jeans, this is a really good deal!!

 

This Pineapple Tee is so cute and fun for summer.  It is only $6.75 after the coupon code!

 

Boys Clothing Deals

I bought this Plaid Bow Tie for my boy.  I love little boys in bow ties and this one was a good deal!  Only $4.50 after the coupon was applied.

This Spider Man shirt is so cute.  My son loves superheros and is going to be excited when I pull this out for him to wear.  After the coupon code is applied it is only $5.85!

I love this Plane Lunchbox.  I kind of wish my son needed a new lunch box so I could get him this one!  It is just $5.85 after the discount.

This is a great deal on Cargo Shorts, just in time for summer.  These shorts come to only $6.75!

 

This Hooded Tee is really cute.  I think it would be a great one to buy and save for the Fall for Back to School Time.  Only $9 after the coupon code!

 

Everything on the website has the 40% off with the additional 25% off with coupon code HAPPYDANCE.  There were to many good deals to post, so feel free to check them out and see what darling things you find!

 

Disclaimer:  A good deal is NOT a reason to use credit cards or spend money that has not been budgeted for.  Budget first, and IF you have money in your budget, then it’s time to bargain shop and see how far you can stretch that budgeted money!

 

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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Children’s Spring Clothing on Groopdealz

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Spring has finally arrived!  Except for where I live it is actually snowing right now…..yeah, not so happy about that!  I have hopes that the snow WILL melt soon and then it will finally feel like Spring!  With the changing of the seasons it usually means it’s time to update my kids wardrobe a bit.  I searched Groopdealz today and found some great deals on Spring Clothes!  I’ll share a few of my favorites with you all!

When I see all the cute baby fashion it makes me wish my kids wouldn’t of all grown so fast!  These Spring Knot Headwraps are darling!  You can get them for just $7.98 shipped!

Another cute baby item I found were these Bandana Bibs.  I wish they made bibs this cute when I had little ones!  They have over 15 designs to choose from, the arrow bib is my favorite!  I might just buy a few to save for baby showers.  You can get these shipped for just $4.98.

I was really excited to find these darling Girl Coats for only $12.98 shipped!  They have a lot of different styles to choose from; puffer coats, trench coats and a couple of jean jackets.  I ordered a jean jacket for my daughter.

These Spring Ties would look darling for a family photo shoot or to wear on Easter Sunday.  I am a sucker for anything Aztec.  They are only $11.98 shipped!

I am a sucker for Raglan Tees and loved these Trendy Boy Shirts.  They come in sizes from 3 months all the way up to 12 years with lots of different styles and colors to choose from.  They are only $10.98 shipped!

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Happy Frugal Shopping!

Disclaimer:  A good deal is NOT a reason to use credit cards or spend money that has not been budgeted for.  Budget first, and IF you have money in your budget, then it’s time to bargain shop and see how far you can stretch that budgeted money!

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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Great Sale on Womens Clothing at Jane

I LOVE to shop,but I also LOVE to save money.  This is where bargain shopping comes in.  Nothing thrills me more than being able to go shopping, buy some great products, but spend very little money.  When I shop, I try to ONLY shop the sale racks.  I’ve decided to start a feature on my blog titled Fabulous Deals Friday.  This will be a time when I can share some of my favorite bargain deals for any other bargain hunters to enjoy.

Disclaimer:  A good deal is NOT a reason to use credit cards or spend money that has not been budgeted for.  Budget first, and IF you have money in your budget, then it’s time to bargain shop and see how far you can stretch that budgeted money!

 

One of my favorite places to bargain shop is Jane.  They are an online store offering great discounts on childrens clothing, home decor, womens clothing and accessories.  The discounts on Jane are only available for a short amount of time and a limited quantity.   I have learned the hard way that if you find something you love you should buy it immediately or else it might be gone the next time you go to look.

Now that March is here Spring is just around the corner.  I found some darling spring womens clothing for a good price!

This darling embroidered blouse is perfect for spring and summer.  I love the polka dots and the cap sleeves.  The Embroidered Boho Blouse is originally $44.99 now you can get it shipped for only $25.98!  

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I love spring florals!  This dress is an AMAZING deal!  I love the detail on the sleeves and the floral is so pretty and feminine.  This Midi-Dress is on clearance originally $38.99 now ships for only $17.98!  It’s hard to find dresses much cheaper than this.

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These strappy sandals are so cute.  I love the faux leather look and they have a cushioned insole which makes them comfortable but stylish.  I would love these shoes for running errands around town with my kids. and lunch dates.  The Slingback Sandals are originally $39.99 now shipped for only $24.98.

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I have seen these cute criss cross tees everywhere lately.  It looks so easy to dress down with some jeans and sandals or dress up with a cardigan and and accessories.  It’s at a really good price right now.  The Dolman Criss Cross Tunic is sold for originally $24.99 and you can get it right now shipped for just $16.48!  I’m really excited to get this one in the mail, I love the Navy color!

I am looking forward to some warmer weather and some new fun spring clothing!  Let me know if you buy anything and if you loved your experience!

I am a Jane Affiliate and may receive commissions for purchases made through links on my site (THANKS).  I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.  I was recommending Jane to all my friends BEFORE becoming an affiliate with them, because their deals really are great! 

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10 Valentine Gifts for Her under $10

After brainstorming gift ideas for the man in your life, (you can find that post here) I decided to take a look at some awesome yet budget friendly gift ideas for the woman in your life.  Or, if you’re like me you can try to find a sneaky way to drop these ideas as hints for what you WANT the man in your life to buy you.  🙂

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— I have been wanting to try this Facial Sponge with Activated Bamboo Charcoa for a while now.  It is all natural and the reviews sound amazing and claim it is really beneficial at clearing up skin.  I also really love that it is guaranteed, if you don’t like it you can return it for a full refund.

–Why not treat your special lady to a nice massage using this Lavender Essential Oil.  It is my favorite smell!  I love diffusing it in the evening to help me relax or putting a few drops in my bath.

–I love receiving perfume for gifts.  It’s a luxury I rarely buy for myself, but absolutely love when someone gifts me some.  Jovan White Musk Perfume is a nice light, clean and beautiful smell.  It’s hard to go wrong with this gift.

–This Black Sugar Mask Wash Off Exfoliator sounds so luxurious.  It has a lot of really positive reviews.  The girl in your life would feel so pampered to receive this fantastic mask.

–With over 4,000 reviews this 8 piece makeup set will surely impress your significant other.  The brushes are quality made and very soft and full.

–If your woman loves to read you must get her the book; Life of Pi.  It is so well written and one of my favorite books.  I could read it again and again.  You can get the paperback for under $10 and I consider that a steal!

–I have been wanting a phone grip for a while.  I seem to have a bad habit of dropping my phone, this phone grip helps you have a more secure hold on your phone.  They have a variety of great colors to choose from too!

–A good chunky beanie is really trendy right now.  I love the extra cute slouch touch that  the Slouchy Cable Knit Cuff Beanie has.

–This pack of four floral headband are darling!  We are all missing summer right about now, and these headbands are feminine and colorful and gives us all a little taste of the summer we have been missing.

–Farmhouse decor is all the rage right now.  I loved this little blue lantern.  It’s less than $5 and would be a cute addition to home.

I hope you found something your lady (or yourself!) will LOVE.  Finding great buys for a good price my favorite type of shopping!

If you still need some help planning a special date night for your Valentine take a look at my post 20 FREE Valentine Date Ideas for a little inspiration.

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10 Valentines gifts for him under $10!

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Do you have Valentines Day plans?  You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make the day feel special.  Check out my post about 20 FREE Valentine Date Ideas for some inspiration on planning a fun and romantic valentines date while on a budget.

I LOVE Valentines Day.  It is so fun to spend a day showing the people I love most how much I care for them.  I started browsing last night for Valentine Gifts for my husband.  I knew I wanted to get him something he would LOVE, but I also wanted to make sure we would be able to stay in budget with the gift.  I made a list of ten GREAT Valentine gifts for him, and ALL of them are under ten bucks!  That’s my type of shopping!

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My husband seems to never have enough flashlights.  He loves having them in all shapes and sizes.  I loved the design of this LED flashlight.  The  Flex-Head Flashlight would be useful for needing to look in small tight spaces and the magnetic ability will make it easy to store nearby your work space yet out of the way.

-I found this great Survival Fire Starter with Compass and Whistle for the great outdoors loving man in your life.  It is small and compact and perfect for taking on backpacking or hiking trips.  I also think this would be a great gadget to have around the house for emergency preparedness.

-If your significant other loves to grill he would love to receive this meat thermometer.  It has lots of fantastic reviews and is digital so will be very easy to read.  I also love that it is foldable, which always comes in handy for storing it.

-I was excited when I found this Versace Cologne for under $10.  I love this smell and the reviews are all really positive.

-I love this Silk Gray Stripe Tie.  It is very elegant and crisp looking.  A tie is always my go to gift for my husband, he loves getting new ones to keep his dress up look fresh.

-What’s Valentines Day without some chocolate??  My favorite chocolates are the Dove Chocolate Hearts.  The chocolate is so smooth and creamy, one is never enough!  This bag comes in heart shapes with both milk and dark chocolate.

-For the active man a Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle would be great gift.  These water bottles have a lot of different colors to choose from and a great sleek design.

-These work gloves are a good quality and super versatile.  They would be useful for construction, mechanic or yard work.

-No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden is one of my husbands favorite books.  It gives an interesting and detailed story about the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden.  You can get a paperback version of the book for under $10.  Any book loving man is sure to love it!

-Last on the list, but certainly not least is this Suavecito Pomade.  This pomade has really positive reviews and looks like a great quality.  My husband likes using pomade over gel because it usually has a lot better hold without the crispiness of hair gel.

I hope you have fun shopping for that special someone AND being able to stay in budget!

Check out my post all about 10 Valentine Gifts for Her under $10.

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How to save money when you shop at Walmart

I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Walmart.  Sure, I’ve shopped their regularly like all the rest of Americans, but it wasn’t ever my favorite go-to shopping place.  That is until I discovered TWO fabulous money saving tricks to Walmart shopping.

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1.  The first money saving trick I have found at Walmart is to use Savings Catcher. It is such a simple and easy way to earn a little extra cash (we could all use a little extra cash, right?!?!).  Just shop using your normal shopping list buying the items you need to buy for that day. After you are done shopping scan your receipt into the savings catcher app. Walmart will automatically search competitors ads. If they find any lower prices then the items you bought they will refund you the difference onto a gift card. It is so easy and hardly takes any extra time at all. All you need is the Walmart app on your phone. You can find the savings catcher in the services section.

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It is so so very easy.

2.  The second great way to save money at Walmart is through the grocery pickup program. I am obsessed with this program. Seriously. I had pretty low expectations before I started but they far exceeded my expectations.   When I order my groceries through the pick up program I stay in my grocery budget so much easier. If I notice my cart total go over my weekly grocery budget amount I simply edit my cart some more and delete a few items to stay in the budget.  It has also helped me to not impulse shop!  Ever since I have started using Walmart grocery pickup I have been able to stay in budget every single week. Hooray!!!  The best part about this service is it is completely FREE!!!!  And I have been told they are not allowed to accept tips, even though I think they totally deserve them. When you go to pick up your groceries you park in the designated parking spot, let them know through the app that you are there. Then the nicest employees bring out your groceries, load them into your car and wishes you are wonderful day. I love it!!!  If you want to give it a try Walmart will give you $10 off your first pickup if you sign up through my link. —->

Enjoy $10 off your first order from Walmart Grocery.
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Walmart Grocery Pickup has surprised me a few times with with goody bags full of samples and last week they handed me two coupons for my next two purchases.  It’s so great!

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There you have it, the two reasons why I have turned into a devoted Walmart shopper. Happy Frugal shopping friends!!!!