Think Geek Extra 20% Off Sale Items Coupon Code


We are a geek family if you haven’t already figured that out.  :)  We love giving geek gifts and I thought I’d share about the new Think Geek sale that started today.

Take an Extra 20% off Sale Items when you use the code SAVMOR at checkout. This deal ends at the end of the day on October 21st.  I think my favorites might be the minecraft items for the kiddos.  A few Halloween ideas as well.

Click here to see the Think Tank Sale items. 

5 Things Not To Do While Grocery Shopping If You Want To Save Money

 5 Things NOT to do while grocery shopping if you want to save money

5 things NOT to do while Grocery shopping if you want to save money

Do NOT go without a list ~ Sit down before you go and figure out what you need.  What is on sale and what you need for your meal planning for the week.  Go prepared so you aren’t standing in the store trying to figure out what you may or may not have already at home.

Do NOT go without coupons ~ This goes without saying, but once you make your list, check the coupon database for any matching coupons for items on your list.

Do NOT pick up impulse items ~ Impulse items are anything that is not already on your list.   My only exclusion to this rule is if you have coupons for an unadvertised deal or clearance item.

Do NOT go shopping hungry ~ If you are hungry you are more susceptible to impulse items and to the bakery section.  Take it from me, I know!

NEVER checkout at checkout ~ Always be sure you are being observant during checkout.  Store coupons have to be manually entered and I once had a cashier ADD $5 to my total instead of removing it.  I was watching and caught it.  You will also spot any items that ring up the wrong price or if you pick up the wrong size of a BOGO item.

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Joann Moonlight Madness Deep Discounts All Week


JoAnn’s annual Moonlight Madness sale started tonight at 9pm ET! Each night from 9pm – 9am ET starting Sunday, October 19 – Saturday, October 25 they will have special offers available online only.

Be sure to check them out each night, because you never know what you might find.  I’ve spotted things from 50% off Flannel prints to 70% off Autumn decor.

Click here to see the JoAnn Moonlight Madness Sale. 


Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up – 25 Delicious Ideas

Fall is officially in the air when all the Pumpkin drinks and foods start coming out. Here are 25 Pumpkin Recipes for you to try this Fall!


By Contributing writer Beth. 

Pumpkin Drinks

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake


Pumpkin Breakfasts

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Pancakes


Pumpkin Snacks

Pumpkin Butter

Sweet Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Pie Granola

Rice Krispy Treat Pumpkin Recipe


Pumpkin Main Courses

Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls

Octoberfest Pumpkin Chili

Rigatoni with Spicy Pumpkin and Sausage Sauce Recipe


Pumpkin Desserts

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie S’Mores

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake

All You Magazine and Sports Illustrated Deal

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There is a nice deal going on right now for both an All You Magazine subscription and Sports Illustrated.

Get a 1 year subscription of ALL YOU and 12 weekly issues of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED for just $20, that’s 79% off the cover price!  All You Magazine is full of coupon, money saving tips, recipes and more.

Click here to check out this All You and Sports Illustrated Deal. 

Transforming Thursday – Garth Brooks and Slow Cooker Meals

Transforming Thursday | Savingthefamilymoney

Last month we started Transforming Thursday!

Each Thursday I’m going to share my weekly transformations with Transforming Thursday posts.   It might be just a small hurdle but it was a positive step forward.  In return, I want to hear yours!  Leave a comment on the Transformation Thursday post and share your weekly successes.  I’m also going to leave a link up, so if you have your own blog and you want to link up your personal Transformation Thursday post, you can!

If you’re following me on Facebook, then you know a spent a couple hours on Sunday slicing and dicing and putting together 20 slower cooker meals for the freezer.

image1I can’t tell you how nice it has been to NOT worry about dinner at night or have to clean up a huge meal prepping mess.  It’s already done and I messed up the kitchen once!

Slow cooker meals

Time to start eating up so I can make room in the freezer.  lol

My sister and I went to the Garth Brooks Concert last Friday night.  I’ve always shared that it’s nice to save money where you can, so you can enjoy life and the fun things.

Garth Concert

The Garth Brooks concert was fantastic.  I had such a good time seeing him live and singing along with thousands of other fans.  I think my favorite song Friday night was Unanswered Prayers.  Although they were all great, there was something very touching about hearing that song in person.

Garth Brooks Jacksonville Concert

His new single People loving People was performed and a big hit.  It echo’s my previous post about being nice to people, b/c you never know what battles they maybe struggling with.  In general, we all need to be nicer to one another.  I see so much hate in the world and I’m trying to focus and bring attention to the good things.  Like the young teenager who held the door open for me the other day at the store.  His mom would be proud.  It’s the little things!

Now it’s your turn!  Share your Transformation Thursday.  Leave a comment or link up your post.

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Native Sun Free Healthier Halloween Event October 25th

Native Sun Event


Native Sun in Jacksonville Florida is having a free Halloween event to promote healthier options. Halloween is scary enough without all the junk food and genetically modified ingredients. Unmask treats for the whole family to enjoy at their Healthier Halloween event! Enjoy seasonal samples from their produce department, juice bar, and gluten-free bakery while making stops to trick-or-treat throughout the store. They’ll have special sales, live recipe demos, spooky crafts, and a costume contest for the kids*.

*While supplies last. Costume contest reserved for children 10 and under.

When: October 25, 2014 from 2-4pm
Where: Native Sun
11030 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville FL, 32256

Cost: Free

Make sure you check out their monthly markdowns before you go so you can save money.   Follow Native Sun on Twitter and on Facebook so you can get updates on specials and future events.

Native Sun also has a customer card program you’ll want to sign up for so you can get exclusive customer savings.

Be sure to mark this event on your calendar so you don’t miss it!

*Disclosure: This is sponsored post from Native Sun but all opinions are my own.

Early Access To Deals With Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon Prime Early Lightning Deals

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