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Thursday
Oct062016

Coupon Stack With These 5 Web Sites

1. Target allows unlimited coupons per order. Target.com does not allow in-store coupons (any coupon that doesn’t have a promotion code—for example: TGTXXXXX) to be used online. 

 

2. Kohl’s allows 4 coupons per order. Combine a sitewide coupon (like $10 off a $50 purchase or 15% off an entire order), category-specific coupons (like 30% off Home or 20% off Appliances), and a free shipping coupon simultaneously. FYI Kohl’s mobile app only allows two stackable coupons.

 


3. Amazon allows unlimited coupons per order. Amazon allows unlimited coupons to be stacked as long as they’re eligible. Make sure to check out Amazon’s coupon section to save on hidden deals you might not even know about!

4. Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta allow 5 coupons per order:

Not every coupon code will work with one another, but if you try combining a percent-off coupon with a dollar-off coupon—instead of two percent-off coupons—it will more likely work. Try a Gap ‘EXTRA’ promo code with an Old Navy ‘SHIPALL’ code! 


5. Michaels allows unlimited coupons per order. Michaels allows unlimited coupons online, but only for single items. So while you can’t combine a 15% off sitewide promotion with a single-item coupon code, you can find promo codes for each of the items (or groups of items) you’re buying and use them together. 

Wednesday
Sep212016

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card from Nextdoor



Get a FREE $25 Amazon Gift Card for you AND a friend when you refer someone from a different neighborhood + they launch a new Nextdoor website!

Friday
Jun172016

Free Family Circle Subscription

Friday
Jun172016

Free Better Homes Magazine Subscription

Monday
Dec142015

Home Management Printables

 

 

 

If you are working on getting your home organized, here are some cool printables for you!

Thursday
Nov192015

Thanksgiving Cupcake Recipe

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (or 1 stick) butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flour

1 3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F

2. Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time, then add in vanilla extract and stir to combine.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Add half the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and combine. Mix in the milk, and finish with remaining half of dry ingredients.

4. Divide batter evenly between 12 cupcake liners. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Buttercream Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2-3 T milk

½ tsp red, orange, and yellow gel food coloring (more if liquid food coloring)

Directions:

1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract, and add enough milk to reach desired consistency.

2. Divide frosting between three bowls and color with red, orange, and yellow food coloring.

Source: Pottery Barn

Tuesday
Sep012015

8+ Ways to Get Deals at Costco Without a Membership

 

 

Big box stores like Costco have many advantages, from bulk sizes to fantastic store brands, but the $50 membership fee isn’t one of them!


While I know several people who split the membership cost with family members, neighbors, roommates and friends, it’s still nice to avoid the extra cost. And you can -- if you use these strategies to shop at Costco without a membership.

 

Here are eight clever ways to enjoy all the benefits of Costco without paying for an annual membership.

 

1. Use a Costco Cash Card

Here’s a big secret Costco probably doesn’t want you to know: You can shop without a membership as long as you have a Costco Cash Card.

"Non-members may use the cash cards to shop at any Costco location in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and online at Costco.com or on Costco.ca," says Costco's website.

Only members can buy Costco Cash Card from the store’s website, but that’s OK. Use this trick to save even more money: Buy your Cash Card from a discounted gift card site or from eBay.

It doesn’t matter how much is on the card; even a card with $2 left on it will get you in the door and pay for part of your purchase. Then you can use cash, a debit card or an American Express credit card to pay for the rest.

2. Visit the Pharmacy

Prescriptions can be really expensive. You can fill new prescriptions, refill existing prescriptions, or transfer prescriptions at the Costco Pharmacy. Plus, did you know you can order online at Costco Pharmacy services? Your medication can be delivered for free via standard USPS within 6 to 14 days.

You might have already heard you can score cheaper prescription medications at Costco. But did you know you don’t have to be a member?

 

3. Hearing and Optical Services

Did you know at most Costco stores you can buy glasses and hearing aids? They have special events a few times a year, sometimes with free samples. Keep in mind that while you can go in and see what they offer, you do need a membership to buy glasses, contact lenses, or hearing aid equipment. One trick to get around the membership is to load a Costco card with $20, then pay the difference in cash. From their web site: Members and non-members may use the cash cards to shop at any Costco location in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and online at Costco.com or on Costco.ca. Costco Cash balances may be used toward membership or merchandise.

4. Price Comparing at Costco

Do you like to shop around for the absolute best price? Costco is a great place for that. Just ask customer service for more info about membership. They will give you an application. Browse around the store before making up your mind and check out the prices.

5. Food Court Treats

Their pizza is so good!! You will definitely want to try a slice for only $1.99. Plus their $1.50 for hot dog and soda combo are a great, cheap lunch. You can also pick up a large pizza for only $9.99, which is enough to feed an army. We’ve gotten a few of these for birthday parties in the past, they are perfect for feeding a crowd. FYI, food courts only take cash as well.

6. Costco Deals Online

Say you are looking for the best deal on a TV or iPad. You can look for your item at Costco.com and get the deal Costco members get! The advantage of buying online is that you can use non-American Express credit cards, which are not accepted at Costco warehouses. FYI, the website does state “Non-members may be assessed an additional surcharge. The surcharge does not apply to prescription items.”

 

7. Get the American Express True Earnings Costco cash card

Let’s say you open the card, and during the year you use it to purchase $1,500 in gas, $1,000 on eating out/travel and $3,000 in other purchases. You earn $45 + $20 + $30 in cash back rewards, which gives you $95. If you have a $55 Gold Star membership, you’ve paid for your membership renewal and you’ve made $40! If you’re a $110 Executive Gold Star member then you’ll only have to pay an extra $15 for your membership renewal.

This card has no annual fees for Costco members and offers cash back.  How you earn: 3% back on gas (up to $4,000/year), 2% back on U.S. restaurants and eligible travel, and 1% back on other purchases. Your cash back comes once per year in the form of a rewards coupon, which you can redeem at Costco for cash.

 

More Costco Secrets!

-       You can stack Costco coupons with rebate apps like Ibotta, Checkout51 and Snap.

-       The delicious Costco made to order cake is only $18, while at the grocery store it is over $20.

-       Some of the worst buys at Costco are razors and shampoo. I typically tend to avoid the health and beauty section for that reason.

-       No more having to clip out coupons! They are now automatically applied to your card, which makes it much easier to get deals.

-       Kirkland batteries are identical to Duracell batteries.

-       Need ink for your printer? Costco ink cartridges are only $7.49.

-       Watch Groupon or Zulily for membership deals. Recently Zulily offered a free rotisserie chicken, free Kirkland products and more with membership.

 

 

 

Sunday
Aug092015

Wedding Day Emergency Kit DIY

Items include: 
-Safety pins 
-Mini sewing kit 
-Hair spray 
-Stain remover 
-Pressed powder 
-And more! Find out on Kiss My Tulle.