Cow Appreciation Day is Coming!

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Cow Appreciation Day 2016

July is known for many things, and many occasions. Most notably, we Americans get all red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. But for the die-hard chicken lovers, we know something spectacular occurs later in the month: Cow Appreciation Day.  Around Atlanta, and across the country, folks will dress up as their favorite bovine, in order to snag some free Chick-fil-a chicken.

There are some changes this year for Cow Appreciation Day 2016, as you may have heard.  First, hours are from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm.  Second, all participants who dress up will receive an entree.  In years past, it was up to the individual location’s discretion to discern if you were fully or partially dressed, to determine if you got an entree or a full year – but this year, all locations are offering an entree for all levels of dressed-up.

It’s a tradition I’ve been embarrassing my kids with for a few years now, and I’ve no intention to stop anytime soon.  However, I’m not (totally) ashamed to admit, I am a walking, talking Pinterest fail.  So, my costumes over the years tend to lack in imagination.

A few years ago, I think I reached my creative peak, by including my son’s Beanie Baby monkey, per my son’s request in the festivities. But of course, except for the collage below, I totally forgot to snap good pics, because, well, that would’ve just been *too* easy…

 

So, I reached out to some of my blogger pals and fellow Chick-fil-a Mom’s Club members, and came up with a few ideas for you, in case you want to go beyond just pinning the paper cutouts to a white t-shirt.  🙂
Of course, Chick-fil-a has some great ideas to get you started, and this year they’ve included some creative extras.  Check out their printable cow templates!

Cow Appreciation Day 2016 costume ideas

First, Lani of Life Anchored created this adorable cow onesie.  My favorite part?  There’s NO SEWING involved!  Plus, it could easily be done as a regular shirt, not just for a onesie.

Easy-No-Sew-Cow-Costume

 

Tabitha, over at Saving Toward a Better Life, created a simple and adorable cow costume with a simple trash bag.

trash bag cow costume
And of course, Lindsey of Redhead Baby Mama, created a round-up of cow costumes, as well.

Cow Appreciation Day Costumes - Redhead Baby Mama

And then make sure you also watch this tutorial on how to make a cute cow tail.

So seriously, how will YOU participate in Cow Appreciation Day this year?  Comment below with your ideas, or with how you intend to participate in Cow Appreciation Day.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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10 Stocking Stuffers for Whole Family for under $2.00

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Stocking Stuffers for Whole Family - bannerSo it may not *quite* be Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to get a head start on the Holidays.  There are currently some great stocking stuffers for the whole family for under $2.  Check back each week, as I update with more finds!

 

Super special thanks to Super Coupon Lady for sharing these finds! [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Jewelry Deals For Under $3

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Amazon Jewelry Deals

Did you know you can score some killer jewelry deals for $3 or less on Amazon??  Each week, I will bring you jewelry deals that you can snag for super-cheap.  These items are fantastic for keeping in stock for Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas presents, teacher gifts, ….and just about any occasion!  Make these deals even sweeter with FREE two-day shipping via Amazon Prime.  You can  try Amazon Prime FREE for 30 days.  Or if you’re feeling especially generous, you can bundle one of these jewelry deals with the Gift of Amazon Prime.  …just a thought!

Super special thanks to Couponing for Freebies for sharing!

Jewelry Deals for Under $3


Bracelet Tibetan Tibet silver Bangle $2.84 shipped [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Couponing Your Holiday Dinner

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couponing your holiday dinner

Creating a holiday dinner can be a wonderful experience that brings a family together. Many happy memories can be made in the kitchen, surrounded by the people you care about. It can also drain your wallet just in time for the biggest shopping season of the year.

An affordable feast doesn’t have to be daunting. Instead, of cutting back on the crowd, try cutting back on the costs and being a savvy shopper. When you arm yourself with these tips, couponing tricks, and knowledge, a holiday dinner with all the trimmings won’t break your bank.

Couponing Your Holiday Dinner

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Amazon Lightning Deals – Toys for 12/1/14

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Amazon Lightning Deals

Here are today’s Amazon Lightning Deals 12/1/14! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have HOT deals for toys, household products, and more. These deals last for a couple of hours however the better the deal the faster it sells out!!! Thank you The Budget Bandit for compiling and sharing this list!

New to this years Amazon Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime members can begin purchasing items 30 minutes before the official start of select deals.

Amazon Lightning Deals for 12-1-14

Richard Scarry Airport Game, Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Monster High Jane Boolittle Doll, Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Monopoly Junior Game Frozen Edition, Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Artistic Studios Frozen Ultimate Sticker Activity Pad, Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Step2 Grill and Play Patio Cafe, Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

MindWare Imagination Patterns, Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fireman Sam – Small Training Tower [Amazon Exclusive], Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Transformers Battle Masters Soundwave Figure, Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Happy Trails Dusty The Rocking Horse Ride On, Starts at 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST/11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Pound-O-Dice, Starts at 9:30 AM PST/10:30 AM MST/11:30 AM CST/12:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Little People Aquarium Visit, Starts at 9:30 AM PST/10:30 AM MST/11:30 AM CST/12:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Lalaloopsy Girls Doll Styling Head – Peanut Big Top, Starts at 9:30 AM PST/10:30 AM MST/11:30 AM CST/12:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

My Little Pony Fashion Style Pinkie Pie Doll, Starts at 9:30 AM PST/10:30 AM MST/11:30 AM CST/12:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Jeep Boy’s Bike (16-Inch Wheels), Starts at 9:30 AM PST/10:30 AM MST/11:30 AM CST/12:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Agricola, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

PLAYMOBIL Dragon’s Catapult, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Breyer Zenyatta, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Lalaloopsy Mini Multi-Pack School Days Dolls, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fireman Sam – Role Play Rescue Set [Amazon Exclusive], Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Deluxe Bouncer, My Little Snugabunny, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Monopoly Junior Game, Disney Sofia the First Edition, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Happy Trails Plush Rocking Patricia Pony, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Whac-A-Mole Stack-A-Mole, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Rockabye Homer Baseball Rocker, Blue, Starts at 10:00 AM PST/11:00 AM MST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Backyard Discovery Castle Peak All Cedar Wood Playset, Bronze, Starts at 10:10 AM PST/11:10 AM MST/12:10 PM CST/1:10 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun, Starts at 10:30 AM PST/11:30 AM MST/12:30 PM CST/1:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Minnie Mouse Cruisin Camper, Starts at 10:30 AM PST/11:30 AM MST/12:30 PM CST/1:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

PLAYMOBIL Pop Stars Tour Bus, Starts at 10:30 AM PST/11:30 AM MST/12:30 PM CST/1:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Thomas Wooden Railway – Reg and Percy, Starts at 10:30 AM PST/11:30 AM MST/12:30 PM CST/1:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

PLAYMOBIL Super Set Fairy Fountain, Starts at 11:00 AM PST/12:00 PM MST/1:00 PM CST/2:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Monster High Coffin Bean Abbey Bominable Doll, Starts at 11:00 AM PST/12:00 PM MST/1:00 PM CST/2:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Game, Starts at 11:00 AM PST/12:00 PM MST/1:00 PM CST/2:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Chutes and Ladders Game, Starts at 11:00 AM PST/12:00 PM MST/1:00 PM CST/2:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Kid Motorz Fire Engine 2 Seater, Starts at 11:00 AM PST/12:00 PM MST/1:00 PM CST/2:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Octonauts Tweak’s Octo Max Suit, Starts at 11:30 AM PST/12:30 PM MST/1:30 PM CST/2:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

My Little Pony Fashion Style Rainbow Dash Figure, Starts at 11:30 AM PST/12:30 PM MST/1:30 PM CST/2:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

PLAYMOBIL Princess Room with Pegasus, Starts at 11:30 AM PST/12:30 PM MST/1:30 PM CST/2:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Thomas Wooden Railway – Tidmouth Station, Starts at 11:30 AM PST/12:30 PM MST/1:30 PM CST/2:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Schwinn Kid’s Balance Bike, Starts at 11:30 AM PST/12:30 PM MST/1:30 PM CST/2:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Tsuro of the Seas, Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Jake and The Never Land Pirates Shipwreck Beach Treasure Hunt, Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Learning Resources Smart Splash Sail Away Shapes, Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Playskool Heroes Super Hero Adventures Ka-Pow SPD Water, Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

PLAYMOBIL Dragon Knight with LED-Lance, Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Sofia The First Magical Tea Time Game, Pink, Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

My Little Pony Chutes and Ladders Game, Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Melissa & Doug Trunki Tote – Blue/Green, Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Little Tikes 4-in-1 Trike (Navy Blue), Starts at 12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Disney’s Jake and The Never Land Pirates – Light-Up, Starts at 12:30 PM PST/1:30 PM MST/2:30 PM CST/3:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Loving Family Dollhouse Figure Bundle, Starts at 12:30 PM PST/1:30 PM MST/2:30 PM CST/3:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Little Mommy Laugh and Love Baby Doll, Starts at 12:30 PM PST/1:30 PM MST/2:30 PM CST/3:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Disney Sofia the First Sofia, Amber and James Baking Playset, Starts at 12:30 PM PST/1:30 PM MST/2:30 PM CST/3:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Mega Bloks Call of Duty Desert Troopers, Starts at 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST/3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Steam Park Game, Starts at 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST/3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

3-in-1 Skidoodle Sketcher, Starts at 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST/3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Disney Sofia The First 10″ Amber Doll, Starts at 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST/3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Disney Princess Ariel Dress Up Accessory Set, Starts at 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST/3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Doc McStuffins All Better Game, Starts at 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST/3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire Truck, Starts at 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST/3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Melissa & Doug Trunki Tote – Pink/Purple, Starts at 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST/3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG: Suns of Fortune Sourcebook, Starts at 1:30 PM PST/2:30 PM MST/3:30 PM CST/4:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

PLAYMOBIL Fire Terrain Truck, Starts at 2:00 PM PST/3:00 PM MST/4:00 PM CST/5:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Mega Bloks Jeep Ride On (Green), Starts at 2:00 PM PST/3:00 PM MST/4:00 PM CST/5:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Breyer Chestnut Haflinger – Classics Toy Horse, Starts at 2:00 PM PST/3:00 PM MST/4:00 PM CST/5:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Speck Seahorse Sand Ice Cream Set, Starts at 2:00 PM PST/3:00 PM MST/4:00 PM CST/5:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Star Wars Force Grab Game, Starts at 2:00 PM PST/3:00 PM MST/4:00 PM CST/5:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Tikes Mobile – Pink, Starts at 2:00 PM PST/3:00 PM MST/4:00 PM CST/5:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Swing-N-Slide Monster Web Swing, Starts at 2:00 PM PST/3:00 PM MST/4:00 PM CST/5:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Mage Wars Game, Starts at 2:30 PM PST/3:30 PM MST/4:30 PM CST/5:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Doc McStuffins Clinic Doll House with Doll, Starts at 2:30 PM PST/3:30 PM MST/4:30 PM CST/5:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Crayola CW Mess Free Airbrush, Starts at 3:00 PM PST/4:00 PM MST/5:00 PM CST/6:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Mega Bloks Hello Kitty Cruise Ship, Starts at 3:00 PM PST/4:00 PM MST/5:00 PM CST/6:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Despicable Me 2 Gru The Talking Genius Action Figure, Starts at 3:00 PM PST/4:00 PM MST/5:00 PM CST/6:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

My First Disney Princess Aurora Toddler Doll, Starts at 3:00 PM PST/4:00 PM MST/5:00 PM CST/6:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Little Tikes Explorer Wagon, Starts at 3:00 PM PST/4:00 PM MST/5:00 PM CST/6:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Crayola Dry-Erase Fold and Go Travel Pack, Starts at 3:30 PM PST/4:30 PM MST/5:30 PM CST/6:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

American Plastic Toys My Very Own Shop N Pay Market Set, Starts at 3:30 PM PST/4:30 PM MST/5:30 PM CST/6:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Snipe Game, Starts at 4:00 PM PST/5:00 PM MST/6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Crayola Shoe Studio, Starts at 4:00 PM PST/5:00 PM MST/6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Neat-Oh Neat-Oh!« LEGO« Star Wars ZipBin, Starts at 4:00 PM PST/5:00 PM MST/6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Crayola Beadola Charm Creator, Starts at 4:00 PM PST/5:00 PM MST/6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Breyer Grey Selle Francais – Classics Toy Horse, Starts at 4:00 PM PST/5:00 PM MST/6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Schylling Metal Speedster-Fire Truck, Starts at 4:00 PM PST/5:00 PM MST/6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Backyard Discovery Wanderer All Cedar Wood Playset, Bronze, Starts at 4:10 PM PST/5:10 PM MST/6:10 PM CST/7:10 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Lalaloopsy Doll- Sweetie Candy Ribbon, Starts at 4:30 PM PST/5:30 PM MST/6:30 PM CST/7:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Perler Fused Bead Tray 4000/Pkg-Neutral Color, Starts at 4:30 PM PST/5:30 PM MST/6:30 PM CST/7:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Monster High New Scaremester Jinafire Long Fashion Doll, Starts at 5:00 PM PST/6:00 PM MST/7:00 PM CST/8:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Neat-Oh! ZipBin Doll House Bring-Along Backpack, Starts at 5:00 PM PST/6:00 PM MST/7:00 PM CST/8:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Syma X11 R/C Quadcopter – Black, Starts at 5:00 PM PST/6:00 PM MST/7:00 PM CST/8:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Crayola Shadow FX Color Projector, Starts at 5:00 PM PST/6:00 PM MST/7:00 PM CST/8:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Star Wars Signature Series Force FX Lightsaber w/Removabable, Starts at 5:00 PM PST/6:00 PM MST/7:00 PM CST/8:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Marvel Ironman VRUM Ride On Storage Case, Starts at 5:00 PM PST/6:00 PM MST/7:00 PM CST/8:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Breyer “PadrΘ” – Traditional Horse Toy Model, Starts at 5:30 PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Super DC Heroes Wonder Woman Child’s Costume, Starts at 5:30 PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

VTech Switch & Go Dinos – Attila the Ankylosaurus Dinosaur, Starts at 6:00 PM PST/7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fireman Sam – Big Training Tower [Amazon Exclusive], Starts at 6:00 PM PST/7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Laser Pegs 8-in-1 Helicopter Building Set, Starts at 6:00 PM PST/7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Monster High Secret Creepers Sir Hoots A Lot Figure, Starts at 6:00 PM PST/7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Lalaloopsy Rocking Chair – Pink/Green, Starts at 6:00 PM PST/7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Corolle Mon Premier Calin Yang Baby Doll, Starts at 6:00 PM PST/7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

DC Batman Vrum Ride On Storage Case, Starts at 6:00 PM PST/7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Thomas and Percy Bundle, Starts at 6:30 PM PST/7:30 PM MST/8:30 PM CST/9:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

My Little Pony Styling Strands Fashion Pony Fluttershy Figure, 6-Inch, Starts at 6:30 PM PST/7:30 PM MST/8:30 PM CST/9:30 PM EST  (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels- Fire Station, Starts at 7:00 PM PST/8:00 PM MST/9:00 PM CST/10:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Crayola Jewelry Boutique Neon, Starts at 7:00 PM PST/8:00 PM MST/9:00 PM CST/10:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Laser Pegs 8-in-1 Combat Fighter Building Set, Starts at 7:00 PM PST/8:00 PM MST/9:00 PM CST/10:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

PLAYMOBIL Pig Pen Playset, Starts at 7:00 PM PST/8:00 PM MST/9:00 PM CST/10:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fireman Sam – Figurines Double Pack (Sam and Officer Steele), Starts at 7:00 PM PST/8:00 PM MST/9:00 PM CST/10:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Barbie and The Secret Door Princess Alexa Doll, Starts at 7:30 PM PST/8:30 PM MST/9:30 PM CST/10:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Barbie On-The-Go Beach Doll and Kayak Set, Starts at 7:30 PM PST/8:30 PM MST/9:30 PM CST/10:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Star Wars Signature Series Force FX Lightsaber, Starts at 7:30 PM PST/8:30 PM MST/9:30 PM CST/10:30 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Lalaloopsy Rosebud Longstem Doll, Starts at 8:00 PM PST/9:00 PM MST/10:00 PM CST/11:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Disney Princess Glittering Lights Cinderella Doll, Starts at 8:00 PM PST/9:00 PM MST/10:00 PM CST/11:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Fisher-Price Musical Pop-Up Eggs, Starts at 8:00 PM PST/9:00 PM MST/10:00 PM CST/11:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

LightUp Edison Kit, Starts at 8:00 PM PST/9:00 PM MST/10:00 PM CST/11:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Super Mario Plush – 8″ Luigi Soft Stuffed Plush Toy Japanese Import, Starts at 8:00 PM PST/9:00 PM MST/10:00 PM CST/11:00 PM EST (Prime Early Access Deal starting 30 minutes prior)

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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How to Save Big on Holiday Flights

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holiday flights

Now that we’re in the midst of the holiday season, you may have traveling plans.  But you don’t have to let the high cost of air fair ruin your holiday plans – there are plenty of ways to save.  (And don’t forget to see how you can save on your hotel stay, too.)  So take heed of these tips for saving on your holiday flights, and then sit back and -ahem- enjoy the ride.

 

How to Save Big on Holiday Flights

Buy and fly on Tuesdays. Keep an eye on your calendar: buying and flying on Tuesdays (and sometimes Wednesdays) can save you $100 or more each way! Recently, I looked at a flight from Phoenix to St. Louis, and the price difference was $129 between a Tuesday and a Friday. Talk about huge savings! If you can be flexible on the days you fly, you can save quite a bit of cash.

Use an airline card. Are you a frequent flier? You can use your airline points to book flights for free. [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Tips to Control Your Holiday Spending

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Tips to Control Your Holiday Spending

The holidays have snuck up on us. In a few weeks we will be exchanging gifts with friends and family. Luckily we have time to ponder the best gifts for the women in your life (including homemade gift ideas for her), the best gift ideas for your favorite men, and the latest and greatest in toys and technology for the kids.

When shopping this holiday season here are a few tips to be in control of your holiday spending

1) Make a list and check it twice. Write down everyone you need to purchase or make a gift for this holiday season. Include your family, friends, and coworkers. Remember, gift giving is a thoughtful process. Gift giving is not a chore that drains your bank account.

2) Set a limit. Creating a budget and sticking to it is the only way you will not overspend this year. The presents you give do not need to send you into a financial spiral. In my house we try to have a low key Christmas where the girls get 4 presents: want, need, wear, read. Yes, deals come up that I know would be huge hits in our house, but those extra purchases add up quickly and before I know it my whole budget is blown on small, insignificant things that don’t matter.

3) Talk to family about your gift spending limit. This can be an uncomfortable subject, but chances are afterwards you will feel much better. You may even discover that both parties involved are relieved to know there is a limit. Remember, a thoughtfully chosen present is much better than an expensive present.

4) Make your own gifts this year. Consider gifting cookies in a jar, hot chocolate in a mug, a crocheted scarf, homemade vanilla, or homemade bath salts. Check Pinterest for inspiration and YouTube for tutorials.

5) Account for everything. When you are creating your holiday budget remember all the categories you will spend money. In addition to the actual gifts themselves you may need to budget for:

  • Stocking stuffers
  • Holiday cards
  • Postage/Shipping
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Holiday Meals
  • Baking Supplies
  • Decorations/Tree
  • Entertaining
  • Clothing
  • Travel
  • Charitable Donations
  • Tips and service gifts

If money is really tight, consider delaying Christmas by a few weeks. It sounds craaaazy, but you are bound to find crazy good deals on all things Christmas or Hanukkah related after the big day has passed. Another option is to delay Christmas a year.

The holiday season is great at making us feel stressed and anxious. Create your lists this year and take control of the season!

About Leandrea Voskanian

Leandrea is the blogger behind Coupons Are Great. Leandrea loves to share crafts, deals, and frugal living. Her family is able to save money with coupons and spend that saved money on fun memories that they will cherish forever.
Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Veterans Day Freebies 2014

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Veterans Day Freebies 2014

Veteran’s Day is this Tuesday, November 11 – and restaurants across the country are preparing to honor our military veterans, past and present with free meals – typically for the veteran and his/her spouse.  You’ll want to call your individual location to confirm that they’re participating, just to be certain.  I’ve compiled a list of places in or near the Atlanta area that are offering freebies and discounts for Veterans Day.  Unless otherwise noted, all deals are on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman

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Fathers-Day-Sportsman_banner.jpgHere’s our Father’s Day gift guide for the sportsman in your life. And if you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you can enjoy FREE 2-day shipping, so you’ve still got plenty of time for things to arrive!

Casio Men’s Pathfinder Moon Phase Hunting Timer Watch

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - hunters watch

 

This Casio moon phase hunting watch is the perfect outdoorsman timepiece, with a stylish design well suited for woods, lake or city wear. In addition to the automatic time, day, month and date displays, this convenient digital watch also indicates the best times to hunt based on the moon’s phase, latitude and longitude. The watch displays the moon’s age, phase and time, as well as sunrise and sunset information, for the current or designated day. A handy vibration alert can be used with the daily alarm, hourly time signal, or hunting timer so as not to disturb the quiet. The watch also offers a time memo, a 1/100 second stopwatch, and five daily alarm settings. An automatic electro-luminescent backlight with afterglow makes the display easy to read at any time, and the water-ready nylon band comes with a buckle clasp. The case is made from a durable polyurethane resin, and the watch is water resistant up to 330 feet (100 meters). This watch offers a battery life of approximately five years.

With the Casio PAS410B-5V Pathfinder Hunting Timer you can calculate the best times to hunt based on lunar movement, latitude and longitude. There’s even sunrise/sunset data and a vibration alarm to begin and end your day. Memory capacity – 40 records (each record contains month, day and time) 100M Water Resistant Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow 5 Daily Alarms 1/100 second digital stopwatch Measuring capacity – 23 – 59’59.99 Measuring modes – Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2039) 12/24 Hour Formats Accuracy – +/-15 seconds per month Battery CR2025 Approx. battery life – 5 years

 

Outdoor Edge Butcher-Lite BL-1 Lightweight 8-Piece Butcher Kit with Belt Scabbard

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - knives

 

The ideal light-weight, portable field butcher kit. The Butcher-lite includes every tool to skin quarter and debone big game in a nylon roll pack that converts to a belt scabbard to easily access each tool. Includes 3” caping knife, 4-1/4” gut hook skinner, 6” boning/fillet, wood-bone saw, Tungsten-Carbide sharpener, ribcage spreader and a set of game cleaning gloves. Each knife incorporates full-tang construction for superior strength and is taper ground to a razor’s edge from high carbon 420 stainless steel. Ergonomic Kraton handles are designed for comfort during long use and the rubberized grips enable a secure lock-on grip even when wet. The nylon roll-pack features snap-in plastic knife scabbards for easy removal and cleaning. Total weight: 2.4 pounds

Outers 25 – Piece Universal Wood Gun Cleaning Tool Chest (.22 Caliber and up)

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - wood gun cleaning kit

 

Outers is excited to offer a full line of attractive, wooden specialty kits to perform cleanings quickly and effectively. Each kit is specifically created to work on all different calibers and gauges, as well as for all gun types, and boast an attractive full wood grain appearance for years of enjoyment. This handy chest serves as a two-in-one gun care product. Not only does it feature a full cleaning kit, but also a gun vise to help with cleaning and maintenance. This includes 2-in-1 wooden chest: storage box/gun vise, velour protective gun vise stows inside chest when not in use, 1 drawer with custom parts organizer, 3 solid brass rods (rifle, pistol and shotgun), 7 bronze brushes (.22/270-cal/7mm, .30/8mm, .38-357-cal/9mm, .40-45-cal/10mm, 20/28-ga, 10/12-ga), 50 cleaning patches, 7 mops (.22-25-cal/6-6.5mm, .270-30-cal/7-8mm, .338-35-cal, .38-357-cal/9mm, .40-45-cal/10mm, 20/28-ga, 10/12-ga), 2 spear pointed jags (.22/270 cal, 30-cal and larger rifles/pistols), 3 slotted patch loops (.22/270-cal, 30-cal and larger rifles/pistols, 10-28-ga shotguns), and shotgun accessory adaptor.

Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam Standard Edition

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - ammo

 

Compact and efficient, the 3.5 by 5.5-inch 8-Megapixel Trophy Cam 119436C Trail Camera from Bushnell is your 24-hour eyes in the woods. Thanks to a 32-LED flash that is invisible to game and other hunters, the 119436C Trail Camera can capture images in total darkness with a range of 45 feet. The motion activated PIR sensor also has a day/night 45-foot range and automatically snaps pictures with a fast one-second trigger speed. Capable of taking widescreen, VGA, and QVGA videos of up to 60 seconds with audio recordings, 8-megapixel individual still images, and multi-frame images of up to three shots, the 119436C Trail Camera provides excellent coverage of game movement. Add in Field Scan Mode that uses time-lapse technology to take images automatically at preset time intervals, operating simultaneously with the motion activated camera functions, and you will dramatically increase your field coverage. Designed for long scouting stints, the 119436C Trail Camera offers up to one year of battery life and can store plenty of images thanks to 32GB SD card compatibility. The camera mounts on any stationary object of your choosing with an adjustable web belt and a 1/4-20 socket. The weatherproof camera is designed to stay out in the field in all weather conditions, so that you can maximize your time in the field.

Simmons Laser Rangefinder

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - range finder

 

 

The LRF 600 is hairsplitting accuracy made simple. An in-view LCD display provides the exact distance to your target from 10 to 600 yards with the tap of a single button, while 4x magnification and bright, crystal-clear optics bring you nose to nose with your next trophy. Its efficient, compact vertical design and weather-resistant housing provide an unparalleled advantage that’s easy to carry.

Rivers Edge Deer Crossing Tin Sign

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - deer xing

 

The River’s Edge Square Tin Sign feature embossed boarders and ” Hoof ” mark features. Made of Durable Steel with colorful art and rolled edges that will work great indoors or outdoors.

Warrior Ghillie Suit

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - something to make you look ridiculous

 

 

Warrior Ghillie Suits by Arcturus Camo introduces their newest ghillie suit. Appropriately named the Warrior Ghillie Suit, this is a great, affordable ghillie suit for under $100. Don’t let the price fool you. This is the ultimate 3D camouflage ghillie suit and it comes with everything you need to blend into any terrain. Made with lightweight synthetic threads sewn onto a breathable digital jacket and pants and weighting in at 3 lbs, this ghillie suit won’t weigh you down. This synthetic material is fire retardent, mildew and moisture resistant.

This ghillie suit is 4 pieces and comes with a button down front jacket, pants with draw cords, a boonie hat which covers the entire face, and a rifle cover. The entire suit comes in a stretchable carrying bag.

Under Armour Men’s UA Camo ColdGear® Liner Gloves

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - camo gloves

 

In and out of the woods, UA Men’s camouflage liner gloves ensure extreme breathability and warmth. Form fit allows for increased dexterity. Moisture management technology wicks away sweat. Silicone outer palm improves your grip. Extra-long gauntlet (cuff) gives added protection to forearm. Brushed polyester interior for comfortable wear. Sold in pairs. Imported.

Under Armour Men’s ColdGear® Scent Control Hood

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman

 

Exclusive UA Scent Control technology lasts longer and works better, keeping you undetected. Dual-layer fabric gives you a soft, ultra-warm interior and a slick, fast-drying exterior. 4-way stretch fabrication allows greater mobility and maintains shape. Signature Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body. Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes. Smooth, chafe-free flatlock seam construction. UA Hunt antler logo. Polyester/Elastane. Imported.

ACE SE Hunting Knife with Fire Starter

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman - big ol' knife

 

This versatile military style field knife has a durable green nylon belt sheath with Velcro strap, leg tie eyelets, and lanyard. Features a para-cord wrapped handle for a secure, comfortable grip and comes with a magnesium alloy fire starter. Great for survivalist practice, and training purposes.

Also, make sure you check out my Father’s Day gift guide for the car guy in your life:Fathers' Day Gifts for Car Guys

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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$20 off Tiny Prints Promo Code!

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Tiny Prints Promo Code

If you’ve not yet tried Tiny Prints, now is a great time.  Right now, through June 9th, you can get $20 off an order of $49 or more.  Also, ALL orders over $49 enjoy FREE shipping – use this Tiny Prints promo code to get $20 off:  TPSAVE20

Remember, Father’s Day will be here before you know it, and this deal from Tiny Prints will ship in plenty of time.  YOu can also check out Father’s Day gift ideas for the car guy in your life, too.

Legal-like mumbo-jumbo: Offer expires 6/9/14 at 11:59 pm (PT). Enjoy $20 off orders of $49+. New customers only, excluding: calendars, photo books, Erin Condren weekly planners and gift certificates.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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