Early Access To Deals With Amazon Prime Membership

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Amazon Prime Early Lightning Deals

Prime members can now enjoy exclusive early access to deals & events on Amazon and on MyHabit.com. With your Prime membership, you can shop select Amazon Lightning Deals and MyHabit designer sales events 30 minutes before everyone else. You’ll be the first to find the best deals every day. To get started, browse the latest Lightning Deals.

If you aren’t already a Prime member, you can sign up here. 

There are many benefits to Prime, including Free 2-day shipping, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video and read free books each month through Kindle First and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, just to name a few.

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Payless Shoe Sale And Extra Coupon Code

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Starting today at Payless Shoes Online you can get some nice deals on shoes and who doesn’t like shoes!  They are having a semi-annual sale with up to 30% off plus you can use code ZZ20 to get another 20% off.  Shipping is free with a $35 or you can choose to have them shipped to your local store for free and pick them up there.

Click here to see the Payless Shoe Online Sale. 

 

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Candy Corn Cinnamon Broom

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Candy Corn Cinnamon Broom

By Contributing writer Jessica.

I love when I walk into the local grocery store and the cinnamon brooms are on display.  They smell amazing and make it seem like fall even if the weather is still in the 80s here.   Even though the brooms smell so good, I usually skip purchasing one because the smell seems to fade quickly.  I wanted to come up with a way to reuse the broom to get more use out of it and this was one of those ideas that came together as well as I imagined it in my head.  This candy corn cinnamon broom was a really easy nap time project that only took about 30 minutes, not including drying time.   I used a new broom because I didn’t have an old one and didn’t want to wait for the smell to fade.   The broom actually still has a cinnamon smell even with the paint.

I wanted to keep the broom handle unpainted so I used the bag the broom came in to protect the handle from excess spray paint.  If you have an old broom you could just use grocery bags to protect the handle.  Then I sprayed the entire broom with white spray paint, front and back.  Painting the entire thing white will help the lighter colors look better later.  I let the white paint dry overnight.

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To paint the candy corn stripes, I used cheap acrylic craft paint and a dry paint brush.  I started by painting the yellow at the bottom.  Make sure to really separate the bristles and get under the layers so that you get a solid coat all the way through.  Then I painted the middle with orange paint using the same technique.

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This candy corn broom was really easy but I did learn a few things.  Learn from my mistakes.

  • Spray painting the yellow and orange parts would have probably been easier, but I wanted to use what I had on hand.
  • A sponge brush won’t work well.
  • When you dry brush the stripes little bits of paint will splatter. I cleaned paint drops off of my floor, couch, and legs.

After the paint was dry, I added some ribbon and a bow to the handle.  I love my new fall door décor.

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Walmart Florida Stores No Longer Price Matching Publix BOGO’s At Their Price

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Walmart Matching Competitor Coupons

Exactly a year after Walmart started price matching competitor BOGO deals in Florida, they are ending the program.  Many of you may remember when I shared last year about Walmart price matching Publix BOGO deals at the Walmart prices.

For example if Thomas bagels are BOGO at $4.49 at Publix and the Walmart price is $2.98.  You could get both packages of bagels at Walmart for only $2.98.  This was something they were testing in Florida markets and have decided to end this and align the program with stores all over the country.

Walmart’s wants customers to focus on their new Savings Catcher app that will view your Walmart receipt and scan for competitor prices.  If it finds lower prices for items you purchased, you’ll get the difference back in a Walmart egift card.

One of the problems I’ve been hearing, is that the Savings Catcher is not catching BOGO competitor offers.  So while Walmart is no longer price matching the BOGO offers with their price, it should match it at the competitor price, IF THE APP finds the competitor deal.

The other problem with this app is that there are many shoppers that don’t have smart phones or access to a computer to take advantage of the money back offers. So should you have to be tech savvy to save money?

Many cashiers didn’t quite understand the BOGO price matching policy anyway, so this takes the guess work out at the register and puts it into the app and allows customers to price match on their own.

While the Walmart Price match policy says they will price match BOGO competitor offers, these offers may not show up in the savings catcher app IF the competitor ad says, “save up to $4.99″ for example.  Because this type of wording means the price is not clearly stated.

Not to mention that getting money back on a Walmart egift card means they get you BACK in the store to spend it. Win Win for them, but probably not you.

So I want to know what you think?  Have you used the savings catcher app and tested a BOGO competitor purchase?  What has your experience been?

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October Publix Bakeware Proctor and Gamble Rebate Is Back

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Publix Everyday Savings

The Cooking Up Early Detection MIR offer is back at Publix this month.  I’ve done this offer several years in a row. If you’ve been to one of my coupon classes then you know.

The set is FREE when you purchase $30 of Procter & Gamble products in one (1) transaction from Publix. Sales tax is not included towards $30 in purchased products.  However the $30 minimum needs to be met BEFORE all other coupons!  You can submit your receipt online here. You can also find the participating retailers here. There are a few others besides Publix be be sure to check your area.

Set includes:

  • 1 Cake Pop stand
  • 3 Cake Pop presses
  • 1 Set of 5 prep bowls
  • 1 Set of 100 cake pop sticks

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Publix Gas Card Offer October 9-12

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Publix gas gift card

Many of you have asked me to give you a heads up when Publix has the gas gift card offers going on.  Lately they’ve only been doing them on the weekends.  This one runs October 9-12, 2014. Get the ad in the store and clip the gas card coupon. Spend $50 on Groceries (before coupons) and you can get a $50 gas gift card for only $40.   Publix is now counting these as a Publix coupon so if you also use a competitor $X amount off coupon, you’ll need to meet the minimum of both coupons.  For example $10 off $50 Publix gas gift card and a $5 off $30 Winn Dixie coupon, means you need to spend $80 before all other coupons.

Happy Savings!

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First Coast Living Organization Segment and Coupon Binder Giveaway

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Coupon Binder Giveaway

I’m on First Coast Living this morning (11am) talking about getting organized to save money.  I’m discussing everything from bills and receipts to coupons.    One of the things I recommend is getting a coupon system that works for you.  Since the coupon binder method is my favorite, I thought it’d be fun to have a giveaway for 2 of them.

2 Lucky readers will each win 1 Case-It 3-Ring Zipper Binder.  I have 2 different colors and they will be shipped to winners at random.

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Costco Meal Plans – 20 Meals For $150 – 5 Plans To Choose From

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Meal planning is an important way to save money.  My friend Erin at $5 Dinners has created several meal plans that will help you stay on budget.  The best part is that she’s done all the work for you!  You can get the grocery lists, recipes and the total amount for all the meals included.  Even the preperation videos if you want!  I got one of these a few weeks ago and I’m so excited to head to Costco with my list and prep some meals.  With the holiday’s around the corner, it will be nice to have some slow cooker meals prepped for those crazy days.  There are some Gluten free versions if you need them.

Please note these are for a family of 4.  If you have a larger family, you will need to make your own adjustments.   The meals and prices are based off items sold at Costco, if you don’t have a membership, find a friend that does and go shopping! Each of these plans do cost money, but it’s a small amount and worth it.  It saves me time and effort.

There are 9 plans to choose from:

Costco Meal Plan #1 – 20 Meals for $150 Series

Costco Meal Plan #2 – 20 Meals for $150 Series

Costco Meal Plan #3 – 20 Meals for $150 Series – Gluten Free Plan

Costco Meal Plan #4 – 20 Meals for $150 – Slow Cooker Gluten Free Freezer Packs – Recipes & Shopping List Only

Costco Meal Plan #4 - 20 Meals for $150 - Slow Cooker Gluten Free Freezer Packs – Recipes, Shopping List & Assembly Instructions and Videos

Costco Meal Plan #5 – 21 Meals for $150 – Gluten Free Freezer Cooking Plan – Recipes & Shopping List Only

Costco Meal Plan #5 - 21 Meals for $150 – Regular Freezer Cooking Plan, Recipe & Shopping List Only

Costco Meal Plan #5 – 21 Meals for $150 – Gluten Free Freezer Cooking Plan – Recipes, Shopping List & Assembly Instructions plus Video Access

Costco Meal Plan #5 – 21 Meals for $150 – Freezer Cooking Plan – Recipes, Shopping List & Assembly Instructions plus Video Access

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