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How to Get a FREE Box of Samples From PINCHme!

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I received a PINCHme box to facilitate this review. I was not monetarily compensated for this post, and all opinions are honest and are my own.

love trying new products, and oh my word do I love free samples. So when I got the chance to try out PINCHme I jumped all over it – the best of both worlds!

PINCHme was created to serve as a destination for members to sample products from the worlds leading brands, for free. All they ask is that you tell them what you think.

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It’s always fun getting a box in the mail, and I couldn’t wait to see what was included in mine.

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There were two food-related samples in mine, and seriously – both were a great fit for our family. The kids were all about trying the Quaker Chewy Bites, and I’m planning to make a peanut butter & chocolate protein shake with the grass fed whey.

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I also got some shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, personal cleanser, deet-free bug spray & a lint roller. We have a labrador/golden retriever that sheds like crazy so I was especially excited about the lint roller!

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My favorite part of the box was the Bioré products – they were all full-size, which is awesome in itself. But I have loved Bioré products in the past, and trying their new items was right up my alley. I love that these products include more natural ingredients like baking soda and charcoal. They all smell great with a light citrus scent, and they’re a great fit for my oily-to-combination skin. I can’t wait to tell my friends to give this new Bioré line of products a try!

To get your samples, remember to log in at noon on the day the samples are released (which happens to be TODAY, y’all… so get on it!) – click here to go ahead and fill out your profile so you can be ready to snag your samples.

 

We <3 Sam's Club

This is a compensated post. All opinions are honest and are my own.

Our family consists of 5 people; my husband, our 9-year-old son, our 8-year-old son, our 4-year-old daughter, and me. We also have two dogs (one of whom is 85 pounds) and a cat. Our house is full and we run through food and household items so quickly (which I know will only accelerate when we enter the teenage years)!

Sam’s Club is a perfect place to shop for our family – for one thing, we can buy in bulk.

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We also find great deals on books, clothes, and toys.

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The kids love getting free samples when we go, too!

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One of my favorite things to get at Sam’s Club is gift cards. They’re always cheaper than the value you receive, and our location even has gift cards for local restaurants.

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Another reason to love Sam’s? You can save all sorts of time with their awesome app by scanning items as you go, letting you check out without even having to stand in line.

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Win a $100 Sam's Club Membership!

Right now there’s an awesome giveaway going on. You could win one of TEN free Sam’s Club memberships! Go here to enter for your chance to win… the giveaway ends THIS Friday, June 2nd, so go enter now!

Gift Ideas for Men

You typically only see gift idea posts around the holidays, but I got to thinking that this year I want to really make smart gift choices for the loved ones in my life. This means I want to both spend efficiently and find unique gifts that really fit the recipients.

I thought it would be helpful to share five gift ideas for men – this could come in handy for birthdays, for Valentine’s Day, for Father’s Day, and of course for Christmas, too!

  1. Fishing Gear – I will fully admit that this is not the first gift I would think of, because I really have no experience with fishing. Brian’s stepdad, though, loves to fish, and he can spend hours looking through gear. You can do a really great themed gift with a tackle box, bait, and other must-haves for fishermen. You can find great deals at Cabelas, for instance, at sites like Retale.
  2. Movie Tickets – I’ve thought about buying my husband a pack of gift cards for the movies before. There are plenty of movies that come out that I just have no interest in seeing (I’ll be honest, 90% of those are sci-fi films), and he has no problem going on his own to see them, or meeting up with a friend. You can create a fun basket with tickets/gift cards, candy, and more.
  3. A subscription to a(n) “_______” of the month club – there are a ton of these out there for virtually every interest and hobby you can think of – or even help him be more stylish with some new duds. Did you know that Stitch Fix now has a men’s option? This is a fun idea because then it’s a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.
  4. A “favorite things” day – Think about what the recipient’s favorite things are. What’s his favorite restaurant? What’s his favorite hobby? Make certificates or an itinerary for the day and do all his favorite things with him. This is a double win because you get quality time together and he gets to do what he loves.
  5. Something from his childhood – this requires a little bit of research, but it can be a really great thing! I knew Brian had really wanted a specific toy from Star Trek when he was a child, so I hunted it down on eBay and surprised him with it for Christmas a couple of years ago. He loved it. And I know first-hand how awesome it is to receive a gift you’ve always wanted, because when we were dating Brian got me an Easy Bake Oven that I’d always wanted. Any gift that you put a lot of thought into will be extra-special.

I hope these ideas help you in your hunt for the perfect gift!

Easy Way to Save Money: Groupon Coupons!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I do a lot of online shopping. With three kids, it’s definitely the most efficient shopping method – but shopping online also expands what’s available to me, since we live in a city with limited options.

Another reason I love shopping online is that it’s so easy to save money. SO easy, y’all. There are tons of coupons available online and I don’t even have to spend the time looking through newspapers and clipping things out.

Groupon Coupons makes it amazingly easy to find coupons for all sorts of products and services, like internet & TV from AT&T. I saw one coupon for 35% off DIRECTV, and another for up to $300 in reward cards. I love coupons like this, because they can add up to major savings.

I love to shop for kids’ clothes online, too, and Groupon Coupons has all sorts of coupons available for some of my favorite kids’ stores:

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Kohl’s, JCPenney, Carter’s, and Hanna Andersson coupons – all just a click away. As you can see above, some of the coupons are available for use in-store, too. You can search for coupons just at stores near you – there are lots of ways to filter the results so you find coupons that are a perfect fit for you.

If you’re online shopping (or in-store shopping!), shop smart with Groupon Coupons and make the most of your money!

Saving Money at CVS is Even Easier with Digital Receipts! #ReceiptYouLater

I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy on the CVS Says Receipt You Later Campaign. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.

love to find bargains. I mean, the name of my blog has “frugal” in it, so it’s probably no surprise that I swoon a little when I find ways to save money.  And right now, while everyone’s budgets are recovering from Christmas, it’s the perfect time to find ways to stretch your dollar.

I’ve loved the CVS ExtraCare program for a long time, because I’ve gotten many great deals with their discounts. It’s better than ever now, because CVS has introduced Digital Receipts. I always have my phone with me, which means I now also always have my CVS coupons with me, right in the CVS Pharmacy app.

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Here’s the home screen for my app – I can easily view my deals and rewards, and can even store my ExtraCare card on my phone for store employees to scan when I’m shopping.

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CVS’s digital receipts totally simplify my life by going paperless; my wallet isn’t cluttered with long paper receipts, and I know my ExtraCare deals/coupons can be easily accessed (and not lost!). I know I’ll end up saving more money than ever because of this! I love that CVS is so committed to their customers’ needs – they heard loud and clear that we love coupons and special offers, but wanted a paperless option – and they provided it with their digital receipts!

I love how personalized the CVS app is – I’ll receive exclusive benefits, personalized savings offers, quarterly ExtraBucks and more. All of my personal preferences are saved for future transactions via email so everything is tailored for my needs.

If you don’t have access to digital receipts, here’s how to get started:

Just complete a simple, one-time opt-in process in store that includes enrolling in the ExtraCare Rewards program if you’re not already a member. Be sure and provide a valid email address so you can receive your digital receipts. Just ask a store associate! You can also download the free CVS Pharmacy app to make it even easier to manage your coupons and rewards.

Once you’re enrolled as an ExtraCare member, you will have all receipts delivered digitally via email. You will continue to receive exclusive benefits, personalized savings offers, available ExtraBucks Rewards and more, which can be redeemed in store by using a smartphone, tablet or computer, and then simply selecting the “send to card” button found next to each offer. Additionally, all personal preferences are saved for future transactions. You will always be able to specifically request a paper copy of your receipt at the time of the transaction if you’d like one!

Get 2017 off to a great, budget-friendly, organized start and sign up for CVS Digital Receipts today. Your wallet will thank you. #ReceiptYouLater #CVS

Get 30% Off at Walgreens Photo With Little Remedies Purchase!

This is a partnered post with Little Remedies. All opinions are honest and are my own.

With three kids, we’ve relied on Little Remedies products several times to help them through colds. We love their products – they’re natural and effective. And now there’s another reason to love them – they’ve partnered with Walgreens Photo Center for a special deal that will help you keep the kids healthy while also saving on photo printouts for the whole family.

With the purchase of $15+ of Little Remedies products, you can receive 30% off at your local Walgreens Photo Center (through November 5). With cold and flu season coming up, it’s a great time to stock up on Little Remedies products, and then I can use my 30% savings at the photo center to start printing some Christmas gifts (it’s never too early to start getting ready for Christmas!).

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Be Smart: How to Buy a Used Car (& do it Well)

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Buying a used vehicle is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck – you’re more likely to be able to afford vehicles with those extras you crave, like navigation systems, heated seats, or built-in DVD players. Brian and I have bought all but one of our cars used, and most if not all of our future cars will probably be used vehicles, too. For some people, buying a used vehicle can seem a little daunting – so I’ve shared a few tips for making sure your used vehicle is a smart buy. Here’s one:

  • Buy a Certified Pre-Owned. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your vehicle has been inspected, serviced, and repaired as needed. Because of this, it’s being sold with an extended warranty that is really valuable. Buying certified pre-owned lets you know you haven’t bought a lemon. There’s an old saying that says “If you buy an ‘as is’ vehicle, you drive off the lot, and it breaks into two pieces… you own both pieces.” Go Certified Pre-Owned with your purchase. You’ll be glad you did.

For more tips on making a smart used car purchase, check out my guest post on the Ken Garff West Valley used vehicle dealership blog.

Full Home, Happy Home with Sam’s Club {Giveaway!}

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We’re pretty excited that Christmas is right around the corner. Well, I’m pretty excited. My kids are absolutely thrilled and are convinced time isn’t moving quickly enough to propel us to December 24.

As a parent, though, I’m thinking about all that needs to be done between now and then. I’m not nearly far enough along with gift shopping, I have cleaning I should really get done for company that’s coming, and of course I need to stay on top of all the essentials we need around the house.

Sam’s Club is a really great solution for us in this most busy time of year; I can get both what we need and what our friends and family want for Christmas.

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Biscotti & Kate Mack – Ultra-Chic Fashion for Little Girls!

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We have three kids – two boys, and then our youngest is a girl. It’s a night and day difference between clothes shopping for our sons and for our daughter. The boys couldn’t care less, but our daughter loves to pick out what she is wearing and has quite an opinion about it all!

It can be hard to find great clothing that isn’t too cutesy; but there are places out there, like Biscotti & Mack, that have really great clothes for little girls. You know, clothes you kind of wish were made in your size too! I love their style, and I’ve got a great deal for you – right now if you sign up for their email list you get 10% off! Just click here to sign up!

Happy shopping!

Great Deal: $1.00 off Scott 1000 at Walmart!

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This post is sponsored by Scott Products and The Motherhood. All opinions are honest and my own.

With the holidays coming up, you’ve got to stock up on the essentials so you’re prepared for entertaining or for hosting company in from out of town. Toilet paper is one of those must-haves you definitely don’t want to be without, and right now you can get a great deal on Scott 1000 so you are sure to be ready with hosting essentials.

Scott 1000 toilet paper gives you the quality, performance, and long-lasting value you want in 1,000 sheets – and you can get $1.00 off when you buy a 4-pack of Scott 1000 at Walmart!

Here’s how to get your coupon:

  • Click here to get your coupon.
  • Find and select the $1.00 off coupon for a 4-pack of Scott 1000 toilet paper available at Walmart.
  • Enter your phone number to receive a text with a verification code.
  • Make sure your computer is hooked up to a printer, enter the verification code and print your coupon!

Learn more about the Scott Brand at www.scottbrand.com and Follow Scott Products on Facebook !

Sam’s Club Baby Days + a Giveaway!

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This post is sponsored by Acorn & Procter and Gamble. All opinions are honest and my own.

My sister-in-law Lauren (might as well be sister) is pregnant with her first baby, and I am almost as excited for her as I was for my own pregnancies. I can’t wait to see her be a mom (she’ll be amazing) and I’m ready to hold my niece or nephew!

Lauren’s due in November, so as that time gets closer and closer, being stocked up on baby gear is more and more on her mind. I started thinking about what all I was glad to have on hand when each of my kids were babies, and wanted to help get her and my brother-in-law all set for their new arrival. I headed over to our local Sam’s Club, because I knew it’d be a great one-stop location to find all sorts of must-haves for babies at cost-efficient prices.

First of all: diapers and wipes. Parents, you know how rapidly you use these, so it’s crucial to have a sizeable stockpile! Sam’s has huge boxes, so I grabbed some Pampers Swaddlers and Sensitive Wipes for Lauren to have ready when she comes home from the hospital.

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And if you noticed, I got instant savings on the diapers, making them an even better deal than they already were. And I got 808 wipes for less than $20. Gotta love bargains like that!

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Online Shopping: What Not to Miss

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Whether you shop for yourself or your kids, online shopping can be pretty tricky. You can easily miss some little and simply ruin the whole e-shopping experience – and nobody wants that! In order to help you out not to miss the most important parts of shopping at e-stores, here are a few main things you should look for and use. With these tips, soon you will become a real pro at online shopping – and you can even help others get the best deals on the internet!

Out of Season Sales

The first thing you need to learn about shopping online is that here most of the prices are already a lot cheaper than in retail stores. And the best part is that you can save a lot of money during out of season sales. Many e-retailers will drastically cut prices on seasonal products during certain times of the year. This can be exactly the best time to shop for everything you need and get it at an unbeatable price. Some examples include buying ski apparel in summer and shorts in the winter. Shopping for items to save for next year can provide great bargains and save you tons of money. You definitely don’t want to miss out of season sales.

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