Saturday
Dec292018

21 Uses for Bounce Dryer Sheets

I love the smell of Bounce dryer sheets. Besides popping them in the dryer, did you know you can also use it these 21 other ways?

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

2. Put Bounce around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are parked for a time. Will keep mice from getting in.

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don’t get opened too often.

4. It repels mosquitoes! Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in your home, place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

9. Put a Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car, place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in your back pocket to keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

Thursday
Dec062018

Boxed Review- Groceries To Your Door

From snacks to household cleaners, office supplies and more, Boxed.com has you covered as the easy, quick way to get everything you need. No trip to the local warehouse store required!
Go here to get your Boxed deals and get FREE 2 day shipping on $50+. I ordered from them a few weeks ago and loved how fast everything shipped. 

They also offer regular deals and promotions. Boxed is a time AND money-saver!

 

I also just ordered my mom a surprise package of her favorite treats. It arrived very fast by UPS and she loved it. My mom is elderly and lives 10 hours away, so this was a nice way to help her out with some groceries. 

Live in an apartment? Boxed is perfect for stocking up on everything you need, no lugging up the stairs/elevator required!

Check it out here! And be sure to refer friends and receive $15 per friend who places an order!

 

Friday
Sep282018

DIY School Kit For Teen Girls

Puberty can be a really difficult time. Here are some ways to prepare your daughter.

Prepare Your Child

Be sure to let your teen know that you can answer questions and that you don't feel funny doing so.  A book about puberty would also be helpful.

Instruct

Your teen will also need to know that personal hygiene will be more of an issue now, so remind your child that showers should be frequent, as should deodorant use and other personal hygiene practices. How to shave, deal with acne, or manage oily hair will be important to teach her. 

Be Patient

You know your child better than anyone, so follow your instincts when deciding how to deal with an overly emotional teen. Help your teen learn how to properly deal with her changing emotions. Sometimes a little time alone can do wonders, or physical activity might do the trick. 

Don't Dismiss Physical Changes

Depending on the day, your teen might be excited about the changes or horrified. Don't dismiss your child's feelings. Provide support and help your tween troubleshoot the changes he or she is going through. Acne can be especially problematic for your teen, so be sure to address it and if necessary, consult your child's pediatrician for advice on managing it. 

Communication

The teen years require a great deal of support, from both family and friends. Be sure your child has a strong social circle and friends to talk to about problems and challenges.

 

PRODUCTS TO PACK IN YOUR DAUGHTER'S SCHOOL KIT

Deodorant

Travel sized deodorant or wipes are a good idea to keep on hand. Target is an awesome source for travel size items to include in your kit.

 

Pads or Tampons

Include pads and tampons in your kit. 

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Change of Clothes

It’s helpful to have a change of underwear and shorts/pants. 

Wipes

A travel-size package of wipes (flushable if preferred) for discreet cleanup. It’s also good for a quick cleanup after gym class or recess if there’s just no time for a shower or if she is just too embarrassed to take a shower.

Pain Relievers

Since most schools do not allow students to self-medicate, you have to decide what to do for your own child. Include a small package of pain relief in her emergency kit. Travel sized packages are discreet and easy to tuck in a pocket. 

MORE TO INCLUDE:

  • loose change in case pads/tampons need to be bought at school
  • lotion
  • floss
  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • hair ties
  • tissues
  • gum
  • nail clippers
  • q-tips
  • electric razor
  • concealer
  • mouthwash
  • Tylenol
  • Body Spray
  • emergency contact list
  • emergency cash

 

Sunday
Sep232018

Sam's Club Money-Saving Tips

Sam’s Club benefits are based on your membership level. Sam’s Club has three: 

  • Sam’s Plus: $100
  • Sam’s Business: $45
  • Sam’s Savings: $45 

 

Earn rewards for shopping 

For every $500 you spend on qualifying Sam’s Club purchases, you’llget $10 back in cash rewards. That’s a 2 percent return on your spending. The cash-back reward is capped at $500 annually. 

Rewards can be used to buy products or pay for your annual membership. Or, you can simply redeem them for actual cash. This benefit is available for Sam’s Plus members. 

Get free and discount prescriptions 

Millions of us take prescription drugs on an ongoing basis. Sam’s Club can help you save a bundle on these medicines. Five drugs are free for Sam’s Plus members. They are: 

  • Donepezil: 30-day supply
  • Escitalopram: 30-day supply
  • Pioglitazone: 30-day supply
  • Vitamin D 50,000 IU: four caps
  • Finasteride: 30-day supply

In addition, Sam’s Plus and Sam’s Business members can get 600 generics for $10 or less, and 8 percent less on many brand-name prescriptions. 

Finally, Sam’s Plus and Sam’s Business members save between 10 and 30 percent when you purchase select brand-name prescriptions without using your insurance.

Save on your next pair of eyeglasses 

Warehouse club memberships can be a great way to save on eyewear. Sam’s Club members who purchase a year’s supply of contact lenses can get $50 off their next pair of glasses. This benefit is available for Sam’s Plus members. 

In addition, all Sam’s Club members can get $40 off second pair of glasses when you buy two complete pairs of regularly priced prescription glasses without using vision insurance. 

Earn cash back with a Sam’s Club credit card 

If you are looking for more rewards, consider opening a Sam’s Club MasterCard account. You’ll receive cash back on the following purchases:


  • 5 percent cash back on gasoline
  • 3 percent cash back on dining and travel
  • 1 percent cash back on all other purchases

Enjoy instant savings

When you join Sam’s Club, you’ll periodically receive an Instant Savings booklet. These booklets contain offers with special savings from Sam’s Club’s top suppliers that are added on top of the member-only prices you pay.

Best of all, these offers are electronically loaded to your membership card and automatically redeemed at checkout.

Pick up perks at the Tire & Battery Center

Sam’s Club members get free flat repairs. That’s true even if you purchase your tires elsewhere. Other benefits include:

  • Free battery testing
  • Free wiper-blade installation
  • Free emergency tire changing when you buy a Premium Tire Installation package

Grab discounted gift cards for your favorite retailers and restaurants

Sam’s Club members can choose from an array of retailer gift cards that the warehouse club sells at a discount.

For example, we recently saw the following deals:

  • $40 of App Store and iTunes gift cards for $36
  • $50 in Smash Burger gift cards for $39.98
  • $100 in Buca di Beppo gift cards for $74.98

Get email alerts and check out Shocking Values

Sign up for email alerts from Sam’s Club, and you’ll learn about ways to save when shopping online every day.

In addition, visit the Sam’s Club website’s Shocking Values page to find out about the latest deals. We recently saw an $80 Chaps women’s down vest for just $19.98 and the Shark Rotator Lift-Away vacuum for $129.98, a $60 savings.

Shop through a cash-back site

You can save even more at Sam’s Club when you shop through a cash-back site. For example, Ebates members recently could get 1.5 percent in cash back on Sam’s Club purchases simply by shopping through Ebates.

Get free Sam’s Club gift cards

Discounts are great, but free is even better. Join a site like Swagbucks and you can get free Sam’s Club gift cards simply for filling out surveys, watching videos and participating in other online activities. 

Thursday
Aug302018

Free Betty Crocker Samples, Coupons, More


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Wednesday
Aug292018

Free Pillsbury Coupons, Samples, More


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Wednesday
Jul252018

10 Places to Treat Your Pup to FREE Treats

1.) Starbucks 

Ask the barista for a “Puppuccino” and you’ll receive a free short-sized cup of whipped cream for your pup to enjoy.

2.) Sonic Drive-In

You may get a FREE dog treat, just ask!

3.) Dunkin’ Donuts

Some drive-thrus may keep dog treats handy. 

4.) Sprinkles

Sprinkles offers Pupcakes for just $2.50 each and they’re sugar-free cupcakes topped with yogurt frosting. Some pupcakes are also topped with peanuts, sprinkles or fondant bones.

5.) Dairy Queen 

Ask your cashier for a Pup Cup the next time you’re at Dairy Queen with your dog and you may receive a free small-serving of vanilla soft serve ice cream (select locations).

6.) Shake Shack

Shake Shack offers a doggie bag Bag O’ Bones with 5 ShackBurger Dog Biscuits for around $7.50 OR a Pooch-ini treat that includes 2 dog biscuits in a peanut butter sauce with vanilla custard for under $4.

7.) In-N-Out Burger 

If you have an In-N-Out Burger restaurant nearby, you can order a “Pup Patty” for under $1 that features a plain hamburger patty without any salt added and is served in a doggy bag.

8.) Johnny Rockets

At Johnny Rockets restaurants, you can order a plain hamburger patty (fee applies) and even ask for fresh water for your pup. Plus, at select Johnny Rocket locations, you may even be able to order treats like a lickety split ice cream or pupcake. Dogs are welcome at all locations.

9.) Chick-fil-A

Many Chick-fil-A drive-thrus have a box of Milk-Bone dog treats at the window and will offer them to pup passengers. 

10.) Culver’s

Culver’s locations may offer milk bones to dogs coming through the drive thru. 

Friday
Jul062018

Stamp Collecting How To's

When my grandmother died years ago, I inherited her stamp collection. As I looked through the books, some went back as far as 1930! It has been amazing to look through these books and see all the time and care put into it. 

Here are some tips if you want to try stamp collecting!

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:

- an album

- World Encyclopedia of Stamp Collecting

- stamp pockets

- stamps. USPS makes it easy to pick out stamps, and they are shipped right to your house!

 
Starting a Stamp Collection

As with any hobby, there are some supplies you'll need to get started with a stamp collection. While it may go without saying, a stamp album is essential. Since it is imperative to preserve the stamps as much as possible, a pair of tweezers will be needed for handling, and will prevent fingerprints, sweat or grease from getting on the stamp. Remember, the condition of the stamp has a large impact on its value. A magnifying glass is also very useful for inspecting fine details. Make sure to keep the stamps and stamp albums away from moisture, warm areas, and light. Depending on your preference, the collection can be arranged according to a theme, such as country, time period, or subject. Older collectors might even pass on their collection to children or grandchildren. As the collection grows larger, it becomes more and more important to properly catalog the stamps so that you know exactly what you have.

 

Finding and Collecting Stamps

An easy way to start collecting stamps is to simply ask people you know to pass on stamps from mail that they have received. If a friend is going on vacation, ask them to send you a postcard or purchase a few stamps for you. Elderly people may also have old pieces of mail with out of print stamps. These stamps can make an especially interesting addition to a collection. As the collection grows, you may become more interested in purchasing stamps to complete a theme. Try hunting at garage sales, at stamp collector events, at online specialty stores or through stamp dealers. Serious stamp collectors end up investing enormously in rare, vintage and unused stamps over time. There are plenty of online forums and communities for stamp collectors to compare and discuss their findings. These types of message boards are also extremely useful sources for new stamp collectors to find answers about stamps that they currently have or are seeking.

 

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