Twice- FREE $20 credit plus FREE shipping (through 4/20)

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I’m excited about this! Twice is a site where people sell and buy name brand, used clothing. I’m all about cheap clothes!

Head over to Twice and create an account and get $10. If you have an iPhone or iPad, download the Twice app and log into your account and get an ADDITIONAL $10. That makes $20 to spend! Also, if you order through TODAY and use code: Easteregg, you get FREE shipping!

I scored the above dress for $.95!!

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Thanks, Hip2Save!

Out With The Old, In With The New & Some Thrifting

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been over this whole cold weather thing since the day it started! Going from 80 to snowing the next day? C’mon!! Such a tease! Anyways, instead of saying goodbye to the cold weather this month, I said goodbye to this:

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My 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. I bought it in 2009 so it had a good run (I put a lot of miles on that poor thing). I actually sat in the car for about 30 minutes soaking up all the memories that 5 years brought. I cried too, when the license plates came off :p

BUT with old, comes NEW!

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My new baby! A 2012 Jeep Compass and it has less than 27,000 miles! I’m in absolute love with it. It’s fully loaded and even comes with a few things that make me love it even more: the trunk light has a removable flashlight, there is a normal house outlet, automatic starter and it has uConnect! Which means all I have to do is press a button, say who I want to call and it calls for me-HANDS FREE! I’m always on my phone so this is a very nice feature! I also just googled what the power button was on my rearview mirror and it’s an auto dimming feature so I don’t have to deal with the jerk behind me who has his high beams on. OH! and I almost forgot, it only cost me $40 to fill!

I’ve also been doing a lot of thrift/antique store shopping. My sister’s wedding is in July, so she has been wanting to find some stuff for the guys. We found a few thrift stores in our area that we had never been to so it was neat to see what each one had. I will need a large house one day, let’s just say that ;)

Along with a large house, I need a large closet! I went on a little shopping spree at Goodwill, VOA and Salvation Army. I was able to get all of this for less than $80! (and to think, I spent $45 on 4 things the other day!)

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Most of the things I got were name brand! I was able to get Soma, Express, The Limited, BCBG Maxazria, Mossimo, Gap, American Eagle, Delia’s, Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Kors

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I was pretty excited when I saw this! For $5?! I’ll take them :)

 

ANYWAYS! Today I am going to attempt to use the $10 off $50 Target grocery coupon with the deals I brewed up and I’m hoping to spend less than $8 if all goes well!

World Autism Awareness Day!

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If you don’t already know, I currently work in a classroom with eight 1st graders that have autism. I love every single one of them!!! <3 Today is World Autism Awareness Day so the special education team at our school is wearing BLUE to show our support!

I have worked with the school district (I graduated from) since 2009 and have been in special ed classrooms from elementary all the way up to high school. I have worked with MANY students with different disabilities and I love them each the same! If you didn’t know this either, I am working on my Masters to become a Special Education Teacher!

FACT: 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum.
(AutismSpeaks.org)

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On October 11th, 2014, the classroom I work in will be WALKING to show our support! We have a team and if you’d like to join us (Brookside Beauties) please do so!!! We have 6 months, but it’s NEVER too early so sign up! If you’d like to join our team or make a donation (ALL donations are tax deductible!) We have a goal of $1,000 but anything more than that would be AWESOME!!

Please visit: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/rochesterfingerlakes/kwalter43
(under Search For A Team, type Brookside Beauties)

The more the merrier :) <3 and thank you for supporting our 8 little ones and ALL other children that have been diagnosed with autism!

 

Kellogg’s Family Rewards Program + Tons of Points!

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If you purchase Kellogg’s products, did you know they have a code on the package that can be entered into the Kellogg’s Family Reward site and you can redeem them for coupons and more!? Check out this list of rewards and how many points you’ll need to redeem. Be sure to check all emails you receive from Kellogg’s because they send codes with a specific amount of points as well as a surprise amount! Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg’s® brands.

Maybe you’ve got some products at home now…check out the point values!

You will receive emails with rare high value coupons such as these:

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If you don’t enter codes for a while, you might get an email with something like this:

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Nothing like a little product buying bribing! Love it! ;)

 As of today, I have earned 10,900 points since signing up!

There are also great coupons you can print as well without having to spend points, go here to check them out.

Codes to use:

APRILFOOLSDAYFUN: 150 points
APRILFOOLSREWARD: 25 points
SPRINGONTHECOLOR: 20 points
SPECIALK5BONUS4U: 50 points
EARNGREATREWARDS: 20 points
GIFTOFMUSICBONUS: 20 points
GRAINSDAIRYFRUIT: 50 points
KELLOGGSFREEBOOK: 50 points
HOWITWORKS20PNTS: 20 points
GREATSTARTSBONUS: 20 points
SPIDEYEXCITEMENT: 20 points

Thanks for the codes, Hip2Save!

 

April, Updates and a Belated Blog Birthday

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It’s April already!??! Where has the time gone!!! I have completely neglected the blog for several reasons:

1. I didn’t do any coupon shopping for months. Literally. I just caught up with my coupons this week and have done about 3 shopping trips in the past 2 weeks. I’m slowly getting back into it! (It’s the weather…I get lazy in the winter!)

2. SCHOOL…..Working my butt off to be successful. I’d say I’ve done well so far. (I’m currently taking 2 classes that are not reflected in these grades)

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3. WORK. In February, I worked 26 of the 28 days. Wrote a 10 page paper on one of my two days off, so I really only got to enjoy 1 day out of the entire month! Talk about exhausted and a little stressed! In March, I chose to only work my full time job and did not pick up any hours at my part time job. I needed my weekends! (except the ones I had class, of course)

4. I was BURNED OUT. Not only from work/school/life, but from coupons as well. I needed that few months break! Now I can get back into it and restock :) Coupon burn out happens to most people! Don’t worry, it’s normal ;)

 

Let’s see, some other things that have happened:

We had my sister’s wedding shower! That was fun! They received a ton of gifts and although they gave us NO direction for what they wanted decoration wise, we threw it together pretty quickly (thanks to Pinterest) and it turned out nice!

Bridal Party from left: Sam, Kelly (Me), Alyssa (Bride), Jamie, Casey, Candace

Bridal Party from left: Sam, Kelly (Me), Alyssa (Bride), Jamie, Casey, Candace

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I got my second tattoo…..

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My brother in law’s (soon to be) job moved down to South Carolina so him and my sister took the opportunity and moved with them! Nick, Alyssa, my mom, my brother and I drove down to SC on March 13th to move them into their new apartment! It was beautiful down there. I’m so jealous!!! My sister had to come back to NY to finish her Bachelors (she’ll graduate in May) so I know she is hating life when she sees this (today’s weather). She will move down officially the day after she graduates…If life goes the way I want it to, I will be joining them next summer 2015!

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I cannot make any promises to post every day, although I HOPE to now that the weather seems to be getting nicer and I want to blog again! Here is my life update :)

 

The blog also celebrated it’s 4th birthday in February! Check out the VERY first post here (haha very boring, sorry)….

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Wegmans: FREE + $1 Money Maker On Yoplait Greek Yogurt

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Why, Hello, FREE Yoplait Greek Yogurt at Wegmans!

Yoplait Greek Yogurt- $1
use $.50/1 coupon from here
FREE after doubles!

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PLUS, if you are registered with SavingStar (another FREE cash back program) get back $1 when you buy FIVE of the above yogurts! Get a hold of 5 coupons and get paid $1 :)

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Thanks for the heads up, Saving With Sarah!

Walgreens: $4 for 2 Robitussin (after coupons and Ibotta) until 1/25

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It’s that time of year! Time to stock up on the cold meds. It’s hit our classroom between the teachers and students. Still trying to teach them to cover their mouths when coughing, especially in someone’s face!

Here is a deal worth checking out at Walgreens this week:

If you’re taking advantage of the Ibotta deal also, be sure to check which products will give you cash back!

2 Robitussin 4 oz.- 2/$10
use (2) $1/1 coupons from here
Pay $8 out of pocket but you will get back 2,000 points ($2) in Walgreens rewards PLUS since you purchased 2 Robitussin (be sure they qualify!) you will get back $2 ($1 each) in Ibotta, making your purchase only $4 since you received $4 back in rewards!

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Qualifying Robitussin Products:

Robitussin DM Max Strength- ANY size, ANY Max Strength variety
Robitussin Max Strength Multi-Symptom Cold- 4 or 8 oz
Children’s Robitussin- ANY variety, 4 oz

Ibotta: Earn $5 for referring a friend (plus check out my earnings!)

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Starting tomorrow 1/23, Ibotta is offering a $5 referral when a friend signs up and redeems their first offer! I think the gallon of milk is the easiest offer currently running! Get $.50 back when you buy any gallon of white milk.

Here is a look at my current account and my lifetime earned!

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Starting earning back back on your purchases immediately and redeem for cash in your PayPal account, Regal gift cards, Starbucks, a Redbox movie rental and and iTunes gift card! This is absolutely one of the easiest ways to earn money back! I’ll post about my other favorite way (Shopkick) this weekend!

Target: 70% off Baby Clearance Finds!

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If you or someone you know is in the market for baby items, Target is worth checking out!! I was walking around and came across these deals on a table marked 30% off!

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I am in absolute LOVE with the pattern in the top crib bedding set! So many fun colors and ideas (I’d be lying if I said I don’t have one sitting in my living room right now) ;)

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