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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Back To School Supplies

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I REALLY don’t like to think about it but, back to school is right around the corner.  I just wish we could freeze time and keep summer for a little bit longer.

Back to school means back to school supplies.  Crayons, glue, rulers, folders.  It’s a fun time for my kids to gather up all of these new items…..but it can get expensive!

I have learned that the BEST way to save money on back to school supplies is to start shopping early!  The minute you get the back to school supply list, start watching sale prices.  It takes a little bit of effort, but the savings can really add up.

To save you a little bit of time, I searched a few of my favorite stores (Amazon,  Walmart, and Target) comparing a few popular back to school supply items.  I’m sharing a few of my best finds today!

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Crayola Crayons

I’ve been buying my kids crayons at Walmart for years.  The little secret that I have learned is the 24 Crayola Crayon box is cheaper than both the 8 pack crayons AND the 16 pack crayons.  The 24 Crayola Crayon pack is currently ONLY 50 cents.  If you shop through the ebates app, you will get an 5% cashback which brings the crayons to only 48 cents!!

Elmers Glue

Target has the cheapest 4 oz. Elmers glue, right not it is priced at for only 50 cents.  Be sure to buy it with your Target Red Card for an addition 5% off, bringing the price down to ONLY 48 cents!

Crayola Colored Pencils

You can currently find a 12 pack Crayola Colored Pencils at Walmart for just 97 cents!  If you shop through ebates and after receiving your 5% cashback the total comes to 93 cents!  This is a great deal on colored pencils!

Crayola Watercolor Paint

Between the three stores Walmart has the cheapest Crayola Watercolor Paint tray.  This 8 count tray is just $1.97.  Shop through the ebates app and the total drops to $1.88 after cashback.

Expo Dry Erase Markers

I found the best deal on dry erase markers at Walmart.  A 4 pack of Black Expo Markers is $3.17.  After receiving cashback for shopping through ebates the total comes to ONLY $3.02.

Crayola Markers

Walmart wins out again with the best deal on Crayola Markers.  The Classic Colors broad tip markers are only 97 cents.  Shop through ebates to receive 5% cashback and the total lowers to just 93 cents!!!

Kleenex Tissues

Target has the best deal currently on Kleenex Tissues.  You can get a 4 box pack of Kleenex Tissues for $4.99.  If you use your Target Red Card you will get an extra 5% off bringing the total to $4.75.

What great deals have you found????  Remember if you shop at Walmart to scan your receipt into the Walmart Savings Catcher.  If their are any lower advertised deals in your area you will receive cashback on the difference.  (This is SO easy to do!)

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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Gymboree Semi Annual Sale, Undet $10 Back to School Clothes

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Gymboree is having their semi annual 75% off sale right now.  I love this sale, it makes for the perfect time to stock up.

I’ve been doing some back to school shopping (yes, I know summer just started.  I like to plan ahead) with my kids so I picked out a few favorite deals for back to school clothing.  Everything I chose is under $10!

Gymboree Girl Deals

This Confetti Top is darling.  I love the periwinkle color, but I noticed a few other colors in the same style.  I love the back criss-cross detail, flowy style AND it is only $4.99!

I love a tulle skirt, and this Aqua Tulle Skirt one is the perfect color and such a cute fit.  This would be perfect for the first day of school or class picture day!  The best part is it’s only $5.99!

The Fan Club Shirt is so cute and fun.  This is a style my daughters would love!  Sizes appear to be limited, so don’t waste any time if you’re interested in it!  It is only $6.99, making it a great deal!

This Bestie Tee is a similar style to the Fan Club Shirt.  How cute would it be to have matching Bestie Tees with your bestie????  Super cute!  It is another great deal for only $6.99!

My kids wear uniforms at their school, and these Ponte Pants are the only style they like to wear.  They are uniform approved, but so comfortable with a great a stretch.  I have never seen them this cheap before, only $7.99!

These Ankle Zip Pants are adorable.  I love a good colored jean!  They are priced right at only $7.99.

What’s cuter than flamingos?  This Flamingo Shirt is so cute!  I wish it came in my size!  It is only $7.99!

This Striped Cardigan is perfect for all things fall and back to school.  It’s hard to find these sweaters under $10, but this one is just under it at $9.97.

 

 

Gymboree Boy Deals

If you have a dinosaur lover I’m sure he would love this Rex Tee. It is all things boys and only $7.99!

Here is another great deal on a uniform.  These Uniform Shirts are really high quality and only $7.99.

Jeans are SO expensive!  These Straight Jeans are stylish AND a good price.  They are only $8.99.

I love the Stripe Tee is colors.  It looks so soft and comfortable.  The shirt is a great deal at only $9.99.

I love seeing my boy in a collared plaid shirt.  This Plaid Shirt is a great deal at only $9.99!

This Fighter Hoodie is perfect for your Star Wars fan.  It has just the right amount of Star Wars flare to keep it cool and enough trend to keep mom loving it!  It is also only $9.99!

 

This Pocket Tee is simple but so cute.  It is on sale for only $7.99!

 

Feel free to browse the rest of the clothes in Gymborees Sale.  I saw a few adorable baby items for under $10!  Just remember, if you don’t NEED it and it’s NOT in your budget, than don’t buy it!

 

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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Fathers Day Gifts all Under $15 Shipped!

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We have officially entered JUNE!  That means it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for all the fathers in our lives.

I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS struggle trying to think of Fathers Day ideas.  A couple of years ago I started purchasing gifts for dads on Jane, and they have seemed to always be a hit.  A lot of them are easy to customize and personalize.  I started browsing today for my favorite (budget friendly!) gifts.  Here is what I found!

This personalized key chain is darling and would be the perfect gift for young kids to give to their dad.  It comes to only $13.58 shipped!

Gifts from the heart, that show meaning and love are ALWAYS my favorite gifts.  Which is exactly why I love this personalized memory book.  It comes with 45 blank pages for your child to personalize for dad with pictures and memories.  This is something as a parent I would treasure forever.  You can get it for just $8.48 shipped!

I love the look of this money clip.  What a sweet reminder for dad to carry around with him at all times.  It comes to only $13.49 after shipping.

This personalized fishing lure is the perfect gift for any dad who loves to fish!  There are 10 different saying options for you to choose the perfect one for your dad.  You can get the fishing lure for $10.99 shipped!

My husband would love this multi-tool bracelet.  This is a great option for the outdoors man in your life.  It includes several survival tools in case of an emergency, a few included are:  flint, knife, whistle, compass, and more!  You can choose your color and size that your man would want.  I just added this to my cart and it comes to $10.48 shipped!

Man Soap is perfect for all those men not wanting to smell like flowers after the shower.  😉  I like to keep a couple more “manly” scents in the shower so my husband doesn’t have to use my more “girly” scents.  These soaps have a variety of scents to choose from including “mechanics”, “mountain air”, and “sweet musk.”  It comes to just $7.48 shipped!

This is another gift I can see my husband loving.  If you have a handy man father/husband, this magnetic utility wristband looks perfect!  It comes to only $10.98 after shipping!

Let me know if you purchase anything!  I would love to hear what the fathers in your life are wanting this year!

 

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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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34 Places that will give you FREE stuff on your Birthday!

Today just so happens to be my birthday!  Yay!  Happy Birthday to me!

I received my annual birthday coupon for an appetizer or dessert from Carrabba’s in my e-mail a few days ago and I started wondering about what other places I could sign up with to receive FREE stuff on my birthday.  (I loooove free!)  I did some research and because I am turning 34  I found 34 places that will give you FREE stuff just for having a birthday!  It’s great!  All you have to do is sign up for their e-mails (or some require a download of an app) and you’ll be eating free for your entire birthday week!  Check out all the great birthday freebies below!

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Free Meals

IHOP:  IHOP will give you a Free Meal just for signing up, on your birthday, AND on your sign-up anniversary!

Tucanos:  Earn points and rewards with Tucanos and a Free Birthday Meal!

Firehouse Sub:  Firehouse will gift you a Free Medium Sub every birthday.

Rainforest Cafe:  Sign up for Rainforest Cafe Club and receive a free $25 welcome gift AND a $25 gift on your birthday!

Black Bear Diner:  Black Bear Diner will send you a Free birthday meal.

bd’s Mongolian Grill:  Join bd’s Mongolian Grill and receive a free $5 off gift and a Free Meal on your birthday!

Ruby Tuesday:  Free burger or Garden Bar entree every birthday!

Benihana: Benihanas will e-mail you a $30 gift certificate for your birthday.

Dessert/Appetizzer

Marble Slab:  Earn points and rewards and $5 coupon on your birthday AND on your sign-up anniversary!

Dippin Dots:  Free Dippin Dots on your birthday!

Sprinkles Cupcakes:  Sprinkles will give you a Free Cupcake on your birthday!

A&W:  Free Root Beer Float at A&W!

Carrabbas Italian Grill:  Carrabbas will send you a birthday coupon for a Free dessert or Appetizzer!

On the Border:  Free Queso for signing up with On the Border AND on your birthday.

Rita’s Ice:  Free birthday treat from Rita’s Ice!

Red Mango:  Red Mango will give you a $5 reward every birthday.

Del Taco:  Get two free tacos for signing up with Del Taco AND a birthday milkshake.

Orange Leaf:  Join Orange Leaf to earn points and rewards and $3 off on your birthday!

Dunkin Donuts:  Free beverage for signing up and and your birthday.

Surprise Gift/Extra

Rodizio Grill:  Rodizio Grill will send you a surprise coupon on your birthday.

La Madeleine:  Free soup or salad for signing up and a surprise birthday treat.

Baja:  Sign up for Club Baja and you will receive a free taco and a birthday treat!

Marie Callenders:  Free gift for signing up Marie Callender’s E-Club and birthday coupons!

Famous Daves:  Free Birthday gift when you join Famous Nation.

The Melting Pot:  Melting Pot will send you coupons for your birthday.

Redbox:  Redbox will gift you a Free movie rental for your birthday AND your sign up anniversary!

Steak n Shake:  Special treat for your birthday and a special anniversary.

Applebees:  Sign up for Applebees and receive a free birthday special.

Texas De Brazil:  Free coupons on your birthday AND anniversary!

Pretzelmaker:  Pretzelmaker will send you a special treat for your birthday!

Red Lobster:  Join Red Lobster Rewards for points, rewards and a birthday surprise.

Cinnabon:  Birthday surprise from cinnabon AND a free cinnabon just for signing up.

Edible Arrangements:  Sign up with Edible Arrangements and receive a free birthday gift!

Perkins:  When you join with Perkins you will automatically receive 20% off, and then a special surprise on your birthdays.

It’s so fun receiving all these free coupons in your e-mail during your birthday week.  I signed up for a few more while I was researching and am looking forward to receiving them next birthday!  There’s nothing better than FREE!]

Do you have any other places that sends you free coupons on your birthday?  Share them in the comments to help us all benefit!

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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!

Girls Clothing Deals

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: 10 Farmhouse Decor all under $20

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I moved into a new home about a year ago and I have been slowly trying to incorporate some farmhouse pieces.  I’ve included a little allowance for home decor in our monthly budget and have tried to stretch it as far as I can.  I found some great items on Amazon last night. Everything is under $20!  I purchased a few things and added a few others to my cart for next month!  🙂

 

  1.  Lanterns are very trendy right now.  I love the fresh look of this Farmhouse Lantern.  It is under $5 and has a lot of great reviews.
  2. I have been needing some new pillows and loved this Compass Pillowcover.  It is under $3 and is a great way to add a farmhouse style to your home.
  3. I have a few of these potted artificial plants around my house.  They are a great way to add a little color to any room.  I usually pull mine out around spring time and keep them out until fall.  I love them so much I might even buy a couple more!
  4. Adding a few French Stripe Dishtowels to your kitchen is an easy way to add some farmhouse charm.  This pack of dishtowels comes in a set of three and have a gorgeous soft nautical blue color.
  5. Nothing says farmhouse like a comfy throw blanket over a couch.  This farmhouse throw is beautiful and would go with a lot of different colors.
  6. I love galvanized pieces around my house.  This round galvanized serving tray would look beautiful for a coffee table centerpiece.
  7. Start your farmhouse look at the front door with this beautiful wreath.  At under $15 this is a great deal!
  8. I have these darling mini glass milk bottles sitting on my front entry table and I always get a lot of compliments on them.
  9. How fun would it be to have your very own personalized vintage farmhouse sign.  To get your name and personalized year on your own sign it will only cost you $16.99.  That’s a great deal!
  10. This rusted metal egg basket is sitting in my Amazon cart right now and I can’t wait until it gets here.  I love the wire metal basket look, but this one has the rusted metal giving even more of a farmhouse look.

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I hope you find something perfect!

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Fabulous DEALS Friday: Coupon Code plus Clearance at Gymboree

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I really really love Gymborees clothes.  They are high quality and always last much longer than many other brands.

One of the best ways to bargain shop is to stack a coupon code with items on clearance.  I was excited to see Gymboree put an additional 40% off their already markdown clothes. But, it gets even BETTER than that.  Right now they are offering an EXTRA 20% off your purchase, and that includes these extra marked down prices.  Enter code SILVERLINING at check out to get the extra 20%.  I LOVE when they have this deal.  This is a great time to stock up on some good value clothes for your kiddos.  Click the link to browse all the great deals:  Gymboree extra 40% off.

Below I shared a few of my favorite deals I picked out for my own kids.  These are the price it will be AFTER you enter your coupon code during checkout.  Happy Frugal Shopping!

Fuzzy Owl Hoodie
Fuzzy Owl Hoodie originally $39.95 now only $7.20
Striped Shift Dress
Striped Shift Dress originally $39.95 now only $7.20!
Sparkle Tulle Skirt
Sparkle Tulle Skirt originally $36.95 now only $7.20
Canvas Joggers
Canvas Joggers originally $32.95 now only $7.20
Incredi-Soft Fleece Shirt
Soft Fleece Shirt originally $32.95 now only $4.80!

 

Waffle Tee
Waffle Tee originally $19.99 now on sale for ONLY $4.80

 

 

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 already 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!