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Save BIG During the Macy’s Black Friday in July Sale! #MacysBFinJuly

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I have some exciting news for you! The Macy’s Black Friday in July sale is here! There are huge savings to be had in every department, and there are additional savings for you to get the best deals around including an EXCLUSIVE $30 rebate offer on orders of $100 or more! I look forward to this sale every year and plan to do some online shopping.

When you use promo code JULY, you can get an extra 25% off during Macy’s Black Friday in July sale, plus free shipping with no minimum on 7/8 – 7/9, and free shipping with a $25 purchase from 7/10 – 7/13. In addition, you don’t want to miss out on a Savings.com exclusive, stackable Macy’s rebate! You’ll get $30 back on orders of $100+.The rebate form link can be found here and is valid on purchases made through 7/13/20. *restrictions may apply.

One of the products that I love shopping for during Macy’s sales are kitchen appliances. With all of the promo codes and sales, you can score some really great deals! I noticed that there are lots of Kitchen essentials on sale for just $10 each after rebate offer! I particularly like the Bella Rocket Blender 12 Piece Set and the Bella Stainless Steel Waffle Maker. These items would also make great gifts!

GO HERE to start shopping and be sure to let me know what deals that you find! Don’t forget to take advantage of the Exclusive $30 Rebate offer from Savings.com!

7 Reasons Why You Should Open a 529 Florida Prepaid Savings Plan

Are you considering opening a Florida 529 Savings Plan? Be sure to check out this Florida 529 Savings Promo where you can earn up to $50! This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Things may look a lot differently for us than they did this time last year, but one thing remains: the unconditional love that we have for our children and knowing that brighter days are ahead for them.

Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans knows that the past few months have been challenging for so many of us, and they are once again here to help us navigate these difficult times. Now more than ever, it is a great time to think about saving for college! Even the smallest amounts of money can add up to so many possibilities for our children!

Through August 16, when you open a Florida 529 Savings Plan and contribute $25, Florida Prepaid will contribute another $25! In addition, for plans set up with an automatic monthly contribution of $25 or more, Florida Prepaid will contribute another $25. Current customers that have not yet enrolled in automatic monthly contributions can also earn $25 if they set up automatic contributions through their online account. That is up to $50 toward your child’s future college education!

As someone who loves to save money, I can’t think of a better way to get my summer started than to save for my boys’ college education. I know that $25 may not sound like a lot, but I am here to tell you that $25 a month saved into a Florida 529 Savings Plan can grow into thousands of dollars for my boys by the time they head off to college. Doesn’t that put a huge smile on your face knowing that just $25 a month can go toward helping your children fulfill all of their future dreams and goals?

7 Reasons Why You Should Open a Florida 529 Savings Plan with Florida Prepaid:

  1. It is Free and easy to sign up.

You had me at Free! Simply choose your investment options and start saving. It is that simple! There is no family income limit, and it is super easy to set up monthly contributions and change them at any time. I also appreciate that you can invite family and friends to contribute toward your college savings goals with Florida Prepaid eGift portal! It takes less than 10 minutes to sign up and get started saving.

  1. Florida 529 Savings Plans are tax-free.

Unlike a savings account or mutual fund that is going to get hit with income taxes, your contributions toward your 529 Savings Plan will earn interest and will not be taxed when the money is taken out to pay for college. Investment earnings are not taxed as long as they are used for qualified education expenses, including tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies.

  1. Florida 529 Savings Plans can be used in conjunction with your Florida Prepaid College Plan.

These two plans work very well together! While your Prepaid Plan can only be used to pay for tuition and other fees, the Florida 529 Savings Plan can be used to help cover fees, room and board, the cost of books, supplies and equipment.

  1. You don’t have to attend a Florida school to use your Florida 529 Savings Plan.

Despite the name, this plan can be used anywhere in the U.S. to pay for qualified educational expenses. In addition, if you move out of state, your plan travels with you and can be used at most colleges, universities, technical and trade schools and more.

    5. Florida 529 Savings Plans are very FLEXIBLE.

Flexibility is a key factor and one of the things that draws my family and I to this type of plan. It allows us to save for our boys’ college education at any time and we can contribute as much or as little as we want to. There are currently 14 investment options available; you can build your own portfolio or choose the most popular option, the Age-Based Portfolio, which automatically adjusts over time as your child grows closer to college age.

    6. You can use a Florida 529 Savings Plan even if your child doesn’t attend college.

    We know that kids can change their minds on so many things even college! You can close the Plan and withdraw the remaining balance, or the Plan can be transferred to another family member. How awesome is that?

    7. A Florida 529 Savings Plan can also be used toward qualified K-12 expenses.

    Many people don’t realize this, but your 529 Savings Plan can also be used on up to $10,000 annually in qualified K-12 expenses such as tuition and mandatory fees associated with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious schools.

    Do you still have questions about the Florida 529 Savings Plan? Florida Prepaid College Plans is hosting a 10-minute Webinar on July 23 at 12 Noon EST where they will be answering lots of college savings questions. You can register for the free webinar HERE: https://bit.ly/31BUGKz

    What are you waiting for? Make a splash this a summer and start saving for college today! Remember, you can get up to $50 for FREE when you sign up for a Florida 529 Savings Plan. You have to HURRY though as this promo is only good through August 16!

    Be sure to follow Florida Prepaid College Plans on FacebookTwitterInstagram and  YouTube to stay up to date with information on open enrollment, tips and promotional offers.

    Lowe’s 4th of July Sale + $10 Free to Spend at Lowe’s!

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    If you need to do some projects around the house or your yard, this is a deal that you don’t want to miss out on! From gardening supplies, tools, home decor, outdoor living, and more, right now new members can get $10 for FREE to spend at Lowe’s from TopCashback! (offer is valid through July 5) And, Lowe’s is having a huge 4th of July sale right now! Mulch is 5 for $10, Hanging Flower Baskets are 2 for $10, Bonnie Herbs and Vegetables are 3 for $10 + much more! And, you can opt to choose Free in-store pickup with this offer! 

    Yes, this is totally legit deal and I have used this site many times! If you are buying items for your home, why not get paid to do so? If you are already a member you can sign up another family member to receive the offer.

    Here’s the deal:

    New members to Top Cashback can take advantage of this offer. If you already have an account, sign up your hubby or another family member. Offer is only valid through July 5.

    Check your email to confirm your email address. Click on the link in your email to authenticate your new account.

    1) Simply click the “Get Offer Now” button to go to the Lowe’s website. (you must use this link for you cash back offer to work)

    2) Purchase anything for $10 or more from Lowe’s and get $10 cash back. 

    3) Within 7 days of purchase you’ll see your transaction post to your TopCashback Account.

    4) Once confirmed, your transaction will become payable within 14 days.  Note: cash back may fluctuate in between that period, but will be the correct amount once payable.

    5) Cannot be combined with other TopCashback promotions.

    Terms & Conditions:

    Note: Transactions must contain at least $10.00 worth of purchases to ensure the $10.00 cash back is credited to TopCashback accounts. Transactions may initially track lower, but within the 14 days after purchase it will be uplifted and turn payable at the amount of $10.00. Transactions may take up to 7 days to appear in your TopCashback account. The deal is open until 11:59pm PST on 7/5/2020 or until supplies run out; whichever happens first; applicable for purchases made directly after clicking through TopCashback. Only one TopCashback account is permitted per member.  Cannot be combined with other TopCashback freebie offers.  Do not close the window, open any new tabs, or use non-TopCashback approved coupons while checking out.

    Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

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    I love to try out new recipes for family and these Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers always get my family’s approval! f you like the traditional Philly Cheesesteak, then you will LOVE this! It is really easy to put together and bakes in no time! This recipe is also low carb and Gluten Free which is also a plus in my book.

    Ingredients:

    8 oz. Thinly Sliced Roast Beef (I just used the Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh variety but any variety will work)
    8 Slices Provolone Cheese
    2 Large Green Bell Peppers cut in half lengthwise with the seeds and ribs removed
    1 Medium Sweet Onion – Sliced
    6 oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms – Sliced
    2 Tbs. Butter
    Minced Garlic
     
    Instructions:
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the ribs and seeds.
    3. In a large skillet, sautee the mushrooms, onions and garlic in the butter. Add the sliced roast beef to the mixture to blend with the flavors of the veggies.
    4. Line the inside of each pepper with a slice of Provolone Cheese.
    5. Pile the Meat and Veggie mixture high into each pepper.
    6. Top with another slice of Provolone Cheese.
    7. Bake in 400 Degree oven for around 30 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and the peppers are tender to the touch.
    Enjoy! Your tastebuds will thank you! Winking smile

    The Beauty Brands $14.98 Liter Sale is Here!

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    One of my favorite sales that I shop every season is here!

    One of the things that I splurge on myself for is salon highlights and salon shampoo and conditioner. It really does make all the difference in the world in how my hair looks and feels and to me it is worth the extra money on myself.  😀  Right now, Beauty Brands.com is offering their Liter sale and you can score up to 72% off brands like Biolage, Kenra, Redken, Matrix + More! Pay just $14.98 for the huge liters!

    Shipping is $5.95 or Free on order of $50 or more. GO HERE to start shopping.

    LOFT Warehouse Sale: Tops $8, Dresses & Jumpsuits $16 + so Much More!

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    LOFT is having a huge warehouse sale! Score tops for $8, Dresses & Jumpsuits $16, pants for $12 + so Much More! To receive your discount, use promo code LOVE at checkout.

    There are so many cute items to choose from, but sizes are becoming limited. You can GO HERE to shop the entire sale.

    Sheet Pan Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

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    I don’t know about you, but I love Brussel Sprouts! There are so many different ways that they can be made, and I have found that the flavor really comes through when you add a glaze. This recipe for Sheet Pan Balsamic Brussel Sprouts is going to knock your socks off! It is super easy and delicious, and when the brussel sprouts get all crispy, they are amazing! This is such a great way to get your entire family to eat their veggies!

    Sheet Pan Balsamic Brussel Sprouts 

    Ingredients 

    • 1½ lbs Brussels Sprouts 
    • 1/2 Bottle Balsamic Dressing
    • 5 Strips Bacon 

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Cut washed brussel sprouts in half.
    3. Transfer to a large baking sheet.
    4. Cut bacon into small pieces and place bacon pieces in between the brussel sprouts.
    5. Coat with balsamic dressing.
    6. Bake in oven 20-25 minutes.
    7. Serve & enjoy! 

    Teachers Can Get a FREE Back to School Supply Pack from Paper Mate!

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    Calling all teachers! It is never too early to start thinking about the upcoming school year! Now through Aug. 31 (or while supplies last), when teachers add a Paper Mate product to their school supply list, they will get a FREE back to school supply pack! ($15 value)

    Simply head to TeachersList.com to to make your list. You will need to add Paper Mate products, like pens or pencils to your list to qualify for the Free Teacher Pack. Register for Free, then upload, create or edit an existing list of school supplies. After you have added Paper Mate products to your list, you will receive your gift set that includes:  (1) Paper Mate® Flair ® felt tip pens 6 ct., (1) EXPO® Dry Erase Markers 4 ct., and (1) Sharpie ® Permanent Markets 3 ct. 

    GO HERE for more details and to get started!

    Try Rose Farmers: $40 Rose Farmers Voucher for $15!

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    I absolutely love roses! Whether I gift them to family or friends, or I am the recipient, roses always bring a smile to my face. Their vibrant colors and that glorious scent can brighten any day!

    I particularly love exquisite and unique shades and style of roses, so I was excited to recently find out about Rose Farmers. Rose Farmers™ is committed to providing luxury roses for every special occasion. Their collection of roses is actually curated alongside the world’s most renowned rose farmers and includes beautiful and uniqe roses that you cannot find anywhere else. I particularly love that Rose Farmers is continually growing and expanding their varieties of roses to bring us the best quality and most unique offerings available. 

    Right now you can try Rose Farmers for yourself at a great discount! Get a $40 Rose Farmers voucher for just $15! That’s a 62% savings! There are lots of color options to choose from, but I especially love these Yellow Bright Long Stem Roses and the Pink Bi-Color Eyecatcher Long Stem Roses. Both are so stunning and would make a great gift to someone you love or serve as a nice centerpiece on your table. You can also create your own custom bouquet with up to 4 colors of roses! 

    GO HERE to get your $40 Rose Farmers Bouquet for only $15!

    Expires: 10/31/20. Restrictions may apply.

     

    Easy Carrot Cake Cookies

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    Need a quick dessert idea? These Carrot Cake Cookies couldn’t be easier to prepare, as they are made from a cake mix!

    Ingredients:  

    • 15oz Box Carrot Cake Mix
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1/2 Cup Melted Butter
    • 1/2 Crushed Walnuts
    • Sprinkles 

    Cream Cheese Frosting:

    • 8oz Whipped Cream cheese
    • 1 TBS Vanilla 
    • 2 Tsp Milk 
    • 1/4 Cup Butter
    • 2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar 

    Instructions:

    1. Empty Carrot Cake Mix into a large mixing bowl.
    2. Add Walnuts.
    3. Pour in melted butter. 
    4. Crack two eggs and mix well.
    5. Refrigerate for 1hr.
    6. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls.
    7. Place on non-stick baking sheet or lay out a piece of parchment paper and place on top of that.
    8. Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are set at 350 degrees.
    9. While cookies are baking, pour powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla & butter into a bowl to make your frosting. Mix well.
    10. Take cookies out of the oven and frost and sprinkle away.
    11. Serve & enjoy!!!