Entries from July 29, 2018 - August 4, 2018


Tootsie Roll Pop Sweeps

To celebrate Mr. Owl’s birthday, Tootsie Roll is giving you the chance at winning 1 of 50 prize packs in this Tootsie Roll Pop Sweepstakes! Each winner will get a bag Tootsie Roll Pops and a keychain. Be sure to get your one-time entry in by August 6th. Visit their Facebook page for more information. Good luck!


Burger King Groupon Deal

Get a $10 Burger King eGift Card for ONLY $5 (limit one)! This email will be coming from the email address noreply@r.groupon.com.


Velveeta Instant Win Game

Enter this new Velveeta Instant Win Game! Enter daily through October 31st for your shot at winning a free product coupon ($3 value) or SECStore gift cards (up to $100).Go here to get a free entry code sent to you via e-mail after you register. Good luck!


10 Awesome Back to School Apps


  1. My Homework (free) – This app helps kids keep track of homework, when it’s due, if it’s done. It syncs to your computer, so parents can monitor it too! Great to help keep kids on track.
  2. Dictionary.com (free) – This is great to have when you don’t have that huge dictionary handy. Also a must have when writing reports and other assignments, and great when reading to look up word meanings.
  3. Evernote (free) – Evernote is a life saver for many things but is even better for school. You can take notes, store pictures of important papers, and more. Everything is searchable and syncs to your computer!
  4. Graphing Calculator (free) – Many upper math classes require a graphic calculator. This app is great if your child forgets their calculator or you don’t have the money to shell out for one. Can’t beat free!
  5. School A to Z (free) – This app is like having a personal tutor at your fingertips. Enter your questions and get answers almost instantly. Wish I had this one is school!
  6. Brain Booster App (free) – This app is a must have for on the go. Brain boosting games are perfect when you are waiting in line, on long car drives, or need a few minutes of quite time!
  7. Overdrive App (free) – This app is great for renting education books needed for research. They make great reference books that are very easy to use!
  8. Student Tracker Life 360 Locator (free) – Perfect app to help keep track of younger kids walking home, or walking to and from the school bus. Also great on vacation.
  9. Course Smart (free) – This app hold your text books. Most textbooks are on here and it’s so much easier than carrying around the big heavy things!
  10. gFlashPro ($4.99) – This app allows you to build flash cards using spreadsheets. You can also find many pre- made sets in the app and share the flash card sets you make with friends and family.

10 Things to Buy in August

10 Things to Buy in August

Tax Free Goods

Tax free weekends began in July, but most states host theirs in the first couple weeks of August. On these dates, you can (legally) dodge the sales tax on items like laptops, school supplies, and clothing. You should still compare these reduced prices to those online, though — especially if you're buying something pricey like a laptop!

Summer Apparel

Whether you're shopping low-cost threads for the kids, or stocking up on summer shorts for next year, you can expect huge price drops on summer apparel in August. 


Sandals, sneakers, and stilettos will all see big price drops this month. Start your search for quality leather shoes at Clarks, and then shop sneakers at Famous Footwear and DSW, as these stores flaunt the best Editors' Choice discounts of the season. 


If you can't hold out for Black Friday, August's back-to-school sales will provide you with the next best opportunity to shop.

Between July and August of last year, we saw up to an 11% drop in prices on select builds at Dell and Lenovo. 

School Supplies

Whether you're a student, office manager, or stationery lover, you should take advantage of the office supply deals this August. We'll likely see more offers in this category than in any other month of the year.

Stock up on markers, scissors, and pencil cases for less than a buck, thanks to Walmart's and Target's back-to-school sales. You can also take advantage of Staples' and Office Depot and OfficeMax's discounts on Sharpies, notebooks, and tissues.

Patio Furniture

You don't always get the best prices with out-of-season shopping, and that holds true for patio furniture deals. Outside of May, this month is the best time of year to shop deck chairs, patio tables, and hammocks. Last August, stores like Home Depot and Walmart offered twice as many Editors' Choice patio deals as in July. Last year, we saw fire pits selling as low as $56, patio umbrellas for around $20, and 3-piece patio sets for under $70.


September is when many vineyards harvest their grapes, and there's anecdotal evidence that they clear out old inventory to make space for that upcoming harvest. This results in cheaper wine! A good place to start is eBay, which knocked 20% off bottles over $25 last year.

Secondhand Stuff

National Garage Sale Day falls on August 11, so bargain hunters should keep their eyes peeled for secondhand swag. It's also a great time to consider selling your own unwanted tools, furniture, and knickknacks. That way, you can make more room for all those bargains from Labor Day sales.


Boston Market Meal Deal Aug.2

Today – August 2nd only, head on over to BostonMarket.com where you can grab a FREE individual meal when you buy an individual meal and a drink. Simply head over here, print out this coupon and present it with your order or use promo code 31979 if ordering online.


Ruby Tuesday Free Burger or Garden Entree

So Connected members (free to join) can score a FREE Burger or Garden Bar Entrée AND a Free Handcrafted Lemonade when you tell a friend about So Connected and No Kid Hungry – no purchase necessary!

Simply head over here and complete the form to tell a friend about So Connected and No Kid Hungry. You’ll then receive an email with a coupon valid for one FREE Burger or Garden Bar Entree, and a FREE Zero Proof Handcrafted Lemonade (up to $15 value). Plus, your friend will receive a free appetizer offer (up to $10 value) if they choose to join So Connected.


Free Pet For Your Classroom

Pets in the Classroom is taking applications for the 2018-19 school year! This educational grant program provides financial support to Pre-K through 9th Grade Teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom so that children will have an opportunity to interact with pets.