Florida Tax Free Back To School Shopping 2014 (Aug 1-3)

Tax Free

I love that Florida is participating in the Florida Tax Free school shopping again this year.  Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2014, and end at midnight Sunday, August 3, 2014. During this period, no sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less (increased from $75 last year), or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less.

This year the sales tax exemption for personal computers and certain computer-related accessories will be on the first $750 of the sales price rather than $750 or less per item in 2013.

Here is a list of the items that will be tax exempt during this time. If you’ve never shopped the Back to School Tax free days, here is a Back to School Tax Free FAQ sheet.

Take advantage of using a store coupon and the tax free days, you might be able to score some nice deals.

If you are not in Florida, you can check out this list of States that are participating in Back To School Tax Free Days.

7 Things Publix Shoppers NEED To Know To Save Money

7 things publix shoppers need to know

Do you shop at Publix and want to save money?  Here are 7 Things Publix Shoppers NEED to know to save money.  Be sure to share these with your friends.

Publix Promise -  States that if an item scans at a higher price than the shelf or advertised price, the customer with get one of that item for free.  They will charge the lower price for the remaining items.

Competitor coupons - Publix accepts competitor coupons and Store Managers set the rules so be sure to check with Customer Service on what your store considers a competitor.  You may need to drive past your regular Publix, and shop at another one down the road. Why? Because each store accepts different competitor coupons and if the one further away takes more, then you may save more at that location.

Stacking coupons – Publix allows stacking coupons. They will accept a manufacturer’s coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon on the same item. This includes the free item in a BOGO deal.

Clubs, Magazines & Programs – Publix has several free magazines you can subscribe to and they have coupons inside. You can also sign up for several programs from Pets to Baby and also get additional coupons.

Buying multiples - For items that are listed on sale when you purchase multiples, for example: 5 for $5 or 2 for $4, you only need to buy 1 to get the sale price.

Rain Checks - Make sure to ask for a rain check for items that are on sale, but the store is out of. You can come back later, get the item at the sale price and still use your coupons.  If you have coupons expiring, be sure to tell them when you get the rain check, so they will accept them when you redeem the rain check.

Free Prescriptions – Publix pharmacies offer free 14-day supplies of some antibiotics, diabetes, and high-blood pressure medications.

Be sure to check out my post on how to shop at Publix and maximize your savings. 

Walmart Offers Teachers 10% Back For Classroom Supply Purchases

Walmart.com_ Seasonal_ Teacher Appreciation

Starting tomorrow July 25th and running through July 31st 2014, Walmart will be offering teachers 10% back on their classroom supply purchases made from in-store items.  Purchase items in the stationary or craft departments and then register your receipts on the Walmart site here by August 15th.  Receive your 10% savings via egift card via email within 2 weeks.  Some areas are already saying this will work for homeschool teachers too, but we won’t know what the form requires till it’s live tomorrow.

New High Value Printable Coupons – Crayola, Peanut Butter and More

Savings Printable Coupons - Saving the Family Money

There are new printable coupons brought to you by savings.com and you can print them right here on my site!  These are nice high value coupons, so print them before they reach their limits! Click the links below to print. AND the best part is, you don’t have to download software to print them.

For future reference you can find these coupons on the savings printable coupons page.

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New Star Wars LEGO’s Pre-Order Price Drop

Amazon.com_ LEGO Star Wars 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer Building Toy_ Toys & Games

New Star Wars LEGO’s will be released on August 1st and right now you can pre-order them on Amazon at a reduced price!  Can you say early Christmas shopping?  Woohoo!  OH, and they ship for free!

Be sure to check out all the LEGO’s here. 

Thanks Maven of Savin! 

Sam’s Club Membership Deal $45 With Gift Card and 4 Food Vouchers

Sam_s Club Deal of the Day | Groupon

Sam’s club has a nice offer going on right now if you are interested in a membership.  This disappeared earlier but it looks like they have added more, so don’t wait if you want one.

$45 for a Sam’s Club Savings Membership package ($91.23 total value)

  • One-year Sam’s Club Savings Membership (a $45 value)
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Four Fresh-food vouchers, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, October 27, 2014 (a $26.23 value), including:
    • Sliced oven-roast turkey (22 oz. – $7.98 value)
    • Ciabatta rolls (8 ct. – $3.99 value)
    • Black bean five-layer dip (28 oz. – $7.98 value)
    • Apple pie (10” – $6.28 value)

Click here to see the Sam’s Club Membership package deal.

 

New Kindle Unlimited Free 30-Day Trial – Unlimited Reading and Listening

Amazon.com_ Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more

Amazon has started a new program called Kindle Unlimited, where you can read and listen to as many books as you want for only $9.99 a month.  Right now they are offering a 30-day free trial.   You can Browse Kindle Unlimited Books to see the books offered

  1. On the product detail page of the Kindle Unlimited book, select Read for Free.  You must be signed into your Amazon account. 

Amazon.com_ Cold Fear eBook_ Rick Mofina_ Kindle Store

You can access up to ten books at a time from the Kindle Unlimited catalog and read each on up to six devices or reading apps.  This sounds like the perfect plan for a family of readers!  You will be charged the $9.99 after the 30-day free trial unless you cancel first.  Just be aware of that.  

Click here to check out the video and start your free trial.