Monday, December 21, 2015

Easy way to save money online! Best Cashback sites!

Easy way to save money online! (best cash back sites)


Online shopping has become my favorite!! I can find the best deal, get what I want quickly delivered to my door, and I don't have to pack up all the kiddos to do it!

As a lot of us are doing some last minute Christmas shopping right now, I thought I'd share my favorite tip to save money when shopping online....cash back sites!  I shop at my favorite stores (like Kohl's, Home depot, Amazon...) as usual, but when I go through a site listed below, they give me a percentage back on my purchase!
It's SO simple to do:
  • Go to the cashback site
  • Click on the store of your choice (each store offers a different cash back percentage)
  • Do your shopping and they'll credit you with the cash....nothing to redeem, no forms to mail!
It adds up in your online account, and when it reaches a certain point (varies by site), a check is in the mail (or another payment if you choose)!  To make it even better, it's free to sign up and many offer a $5-$10 bonus when you sign up and make your first purchase...and you can pass on a referral link to help your friends save money too!



Here are my favorite cash back sites that I check *every time* I make an online purchase (and some highlights of each site)...


Ebates: $10 new member bonus, over 1,800 stores

Fat Wallet: also offers local deals + cash back

Mr. Rebates: $5 new member bonus, over 2,000 stores

Shop At Home: $10 new member bonus, up to 70% cash back, 110% cash back guarantee

TopCashback: no minimum payout threshold


I usually do a quick check to see who's offering the most cash back that day since it varies.  I've gotten hundreds back in just a couple years (on things we've needed anyway!) which has been a huge blessing to my family!  This is my favorite and easiest way to save online!








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Monday, December 14, 2015

Amazon.com: 25% off any book!


*Edit: initially it was reported the code was extended through the 16th, but it appears they've pulled it early. 😕

Through December 16th, Amazon is offering 25% off any one print book sold by Amazon with promo code "25OFFBOOK". This code is valid for one book per Amazon account with a maximum $10 discount; the discount will be applied to the highest priced book in your order (excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks, Book Rentals and Amazon Gift Cards). Get free shipping with a $35 order or get free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime!
(thanks Hip2Save!)


Some of our families latest recommendations....

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Thankful Leaves Craft - fun display of gratefulness





Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, but the more time goes on the more I just *love* Thanksgiving!  I love the chance to get together with friends and family of course...but also the low-key gift-free low-expectations time, amazing food, and more than anything - the focus on gratitude.

Over the past few years I've been learning, reading, and growing in the understanding the importance and power of gratitude.  It's incredible how simply turning your attention to your blessings instead of your problems can change your entire outlook on life!!



Our best friends had us over for Thanksgiving last year and she had this cute (and simple!) craft project set up. Blank paper leaf shapes were spread out on the table with pens ready for us to write down what we were thankful for. The kids went for it right away, and I loved seeing the things they were grateful for!





This concept isn't new of course, jotting down what we're thankful for at Thanksgiving...but I really liked how Amy had it set up, and how it added such great color and was part of the decor!  She had strings hanging from the curtain rod, so once we wrote out our little leaves, we grabbed a clothespin and hung it up in front of the window...it was a beautiful display to see so many of the blessings in our life.
I love the idea of doing this throughout the year, not only at Thanksgiving! 




When you do this, you could either cut your leaves out of construction paper, or buy ready made die-cut leaves. And you could display them in many ways of course...
  • hang them vertically like my friend did
  • hang them like a banner
  • scatter them on the table or buffet
  • make them into a "tree" on the wall
  • gather some branches and make them into a "thankful tree"







Happy Thanksgiving, friends!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Try Hockey for Free - November 7th, 2015

On Saturday, November 7th, USA Hockey and 500 local associations across the country will host Try Hockey For Free Day!

Participating locations encourage kids, ages 4 to 9, to come try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month. All locations will have limited equipment available for use. Find a location near you here.


I took our kids a couple years ago. They had a great time (and loved that they got to keep the jerseys!) and are looking forward to doing it again this weekend....





Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Meijer mPerks is 5 years old! FREE pens, gum, and more....

mPerks (digital coupons from Meijer) are 5 years old!  They're having a little celebration with some extra mPerks this week, so extra savings for you!  Head over to mPerks to see what's waiting for you....they can vary from person to person, but here are a few things I found this morning:

$5 off your total purchase of $50 or more....
(exp. 8/26)




BIC Cristal Pens (8ct fashion or 10ct blue/black/red) - totally FREE!





$5 off 1 Women's Outerwear (doesn't look to exclude clearance!)





$5 off 5 Birthday Cake gum (in the checkout aisle) -- they're on sale for .99¢ each = FREE!






Just keep an eye on the expiration dates so you don't miss out!  And they may be adding more this week, so keep a look out! (I'll keep looking and update on the Super Savings Facebook page if I see more deals!)