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5 Moving Tips to Make Life Easier #SamsClub3M

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We recently moved into a new home, and while it was not easy, there were several things that we did along the way to make the move less challenging and more comfortable for our family. Here are 5 of my favorite tips that made our move much easier and the transition into the new home a much smoother process.

  1. Pack as much as possible several weeks before you move. While I know that this may sound a little crazy, good preparation is the key to any move. When we moved, I found so many things that we were able to throw away, donate or even give away. Moving is also a great time to declutter. It really shows you how much junk that you have collected over the years! After you have consolidated, go ahead and pack as much as possible. I would highly suggest that you pack each room separately and label the boxes accordingly with a permanent marker. This allows you to find items easily after the move.
  2. Utilize free boxes from local grocery stores. We actually found the best boxes at Sam’s Club. The grocery clerks let us take as many boxes as we needed each time that we went into the store.
  3. Use clothing and linens to pack fragile items. Instead of purchasing bubble wrap, consider using clothing and linens to pack fragile items. I even used some of the boys stuffed animals to pack around items like glasses and dishes and it worked out great!
  4. Hire a reliable moving company. I don’t have to tell you that moving is very stressful. One of the best things that you can do for your family is to hire a moving company that will be there with you every step of the way during the moving process. The moving company that we used was just a local company, but they were fabulous! They had us in and out of our old and new home within several hours.
  5. Give yourself time to adjust– Moving is very tiring! Don’t feel like you have to get everything settled right away. It is nice to give yourself some time to enjoy the new surroundings. Obstacles are sure to come to come up and you will have to make changes along the way. I would highly suggest that you are prepared to replace things like smoke detectors and air filters. Some people totally miss checking their air filters when they move into a new home!
    Sam’s Club offers fantastic low prices to their members on items that are useful for people who’ve recently moved, like 3M Filtrete Air Filters. Through November 25, we can save $8 off on 3M Filtrete Air Filters with Sam’s Club Instant Savings! That is one sweet deal and a great time to stock up! If you are not a Sam’s Club member, now is the perfect time to join! GO HERE to join and get all of the great member benefits that Sam’s Club offers. 

To help spread the word about how Sam’s Club can make your life easier and how they can save you money during your move, you can enter to win 1 of 10 $100 Sam’s Club gift cards HERE. Good luck everyone and happy moving!

*Giveaway will begin Monday, November 12th at 12:00 AM ET to Friday, November 16th at 11:59 PM ET.
*Ten (10) winners will receive a $100 Sam’s Club Gift Card.
*Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Sam’s Club page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page.
*The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (11/19) via the email address they used to enter.
*See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.

Prepare for Cold and Flu Season Now! #SinexSavings

Various cold and flu remedies

I can hardly believe that November is here! The holidays will be here before you know it, and with this busy time of the year also brings the dreaded cold and flu season. Are you prepared for when the cold and flu season hits? I personally like to be prepared before cold and flu season hits and to have my medicine cabinet and pantry stocked with those items that I know make my family and I comfortable for when we are sick.

Here are a few of my favorite tips to help prepare for cold and flu season:

  1. Stock up on supplies– make sure that you have enough items like tissues, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, hand soap and paper towels on hand because you will need them! When you see them on sale, consider purchasing extra to have on hand in your stockpile just for cold and flu season. You will be so thankful for your extra supply when sickness hits! –
  2. Stock your pantry– be sure to have a well-stocked pantry with items like chicken noodle soup, teas, sports drinks, and even popsicles in the freezer to keep you hydrated for when the dreaded flu hits. I also like to keep some of my boys favorite treats stocked in the pantry for those times when sickness hits.
  3. Wash those hands– this is probably one of the most effective ways to prevent the flu. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds scrubbing with soap and water. Throughout the day, you can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to kill other germs that you come in contact with.
  4. Check your medicine cabinet– check your medicine cabinet now to see if you have enough items like fever reducers, pain relievers, a working thermometer, and other medications that your family uses to fight the cold and flu season. Be prepared and have those items well-stocked for when sickness unexpectedly hits.

Various Sinex Products

One of my favorite brands to stock up on for when cold and flu season hits is the Sinex line of products found at Walmart. Sinex products provide long-lasting relief from stuffiness and congestion. And, daytime products provide relief without grogginess!

Vicks Sinex Liquid Capsules

Right now, we can get a head start on preparing for cold and flu season by making sure that our medicine cabinets are well-stocked with these Sinex products thanks to sweet savings at Walmart!

  • Get $1 off any Sinex product at Walmart with the BrandSAVER coupon from the 10/28 newspaper insert
  • Get $3 in rebates on Sinex LiquicapsSinex Mist, and Sinex VapoCOOL at Walmart with an iBotta offer starting 11/7
  • Get $4 off Sinex products at Walmart through 11/10 when you combine all of these offers

What are your favorite ways to prepare for cold and flu season? I would love to hear!

This conversation is sponsored by Sinex available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.

The Home Depot: Free Kid’s Workshop on November 24th! (Build a Gingerbread Man Ornament)

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On Saturday, November 24, from 9am-12 Noon, the Home Depot will once again be offering a Free kid’s workshop! For this month’s project, they will be making a Gingerbread Man Ornament

Run, run, run as fast as you can to this hands-on holiday workshop where you and your child can assemble a gingerbread picture frame that doubles as a Christmas ornament. Perfect for gifting or adding to the family’s heirloom holiday decor. Once the picture frame is built, your child can decorate it with paint and holiday stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

Fall in Love with LG Matte Black Kitchen Appliances at Best Buy!

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I love a sleek, clean kitchen and feel that the right appliances can take that space to the next level. One of the newer on-trend looks for modern kitchen appliances is the Matte Black look. You could easily give your kitchen an instant makeover by simply adding new kitchen appliances, and the LG Matte Black Kitchen appliances available at Best Buy would be the perfect solution! The Matte Black stainless steel combines the timeless look of stainless steel with a luxe & low-gloss matte finish that compliments any kitchen décor.

One of my favorite things about these LG smart kitchen appliances is how they can make my life EASIER! They are wi-fi and voice-enabled, allowing you to control your kitchen appliances remotely — from changing settings, to checking the status, or turning on or off. 

Have you visited your local Best Buy store recently? Right now we can save up to $350 on LG kitchen appliances at Best Buy!

 

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Only $19.95! (reg. $49.99)

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Give the gift of healthy teeth this holiday season! Amazon is offering the Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush in White or Pink for only $19.95. (reg. $49.99) What a great deal for this HIGHLY RATED Electric Toothbrush!

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

10 Slow Cooker Pantry Essentials

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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite ways to get dinner on the table each night is with my handy dandy slow cooker. It is such a time saver! Here is a list of items that I always try to have accessible in my pantry and fridge so that I can have a nice Slow Cooker meal ready in no time! Many of these items are often on sale BOGO so grab a few and keep extras on hand. If you have coupons to go with the items, you can really score a sweet deal!

1. Boxes of Pasta

2. Bags of Frozen Meatballs

3. Cans of Diced Tomatoes and Tomato Paste

4. Canned Mushrooms

5. Bottled Sweet N’ Sour Sauce

6. Pre Sliced Peppers and Onions (such a HUGE timesaver!)

7. Cartons and Cans of Vegetable Broth

8. Garlic

9. Jars of Pasta Sauce

10. Cuts of Meat (particularly keep on hand Chicken, Roasts, Pork Loins and Pork Chops) I always find the best Meat Markdowns at Super Target. These items are marked down because they need to be used that day or placed in the freezer.

Have a Spook-Tacular Halloween with PJ Masks!

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Can you believe that Halloween will be here this week? I feel that it crept upon us so quickly this year! If you are searching for some fun items for the kiddos I have you covered with adorable items from PJ Masks! How cute is this Catboy with a Jack O’Lantern? You can find this and other fun items right at Walmart. I also love the adorable Gekko Candy pail and Popups! Lollipops and think that they would be the perfect treat for any PJ Masks fan! The Gekko pail (and all the other crew from the PJ Masks) can be found online at Amazon! If you have Prime, they will be shipped right to your door for Free! 

My son Brady loved all of the candy that we received in our PJ Masks treat box! He especially loved the Swirl Pops and Lollipop Rings. You can find yummy candy right at your local Party City and Amazon! I love that PJ Masks also offers items like PJ Masks bandages, which makes for a fun non-candy trick or treat idea! 

If you are still looking for a costume idea, your little one will look adorable dressed as one of the PJ Masks crew! My son Brady wore a PJ Masks Gekko costume a few years ago, and I am so excited to let you know that these costumes are still available to purchase!

In addition to having the perfect PJ Masks costume, you can also create PJ Masks invitations, plan your very own party and more when you head on over to the PJ Masks Halloween Party Site. They even have Costume Downloadables which are super fun and easy. 

Whether you want to create your own PJ Masks costume, plan a PJ Masks Halloween Party or simply just need some spook-tacular tips head on OVER HERE to see all of the fun ideas that are available. Your little ones are sure to be a Hero this Halloween!

Huge List of Birthday Freebies!

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Do you have a birthday in the near future? Be sure to check out this long list of birthday freebies and share them with your friends and family! Keep in mind that it can sometimes take several weeks for these to update in your account. If you have a birthday coming up, I suggest signing up now! If there are any other freebies that you know about please let me know and I will add them to the list!

RESTAURANT FREEBIES:

Baskin Robbins– Join the Birthday Club to receive Free ice cream on your birthday!

Caribou Coffee– Join the Caribou Perks program and after your first visit receive a Free medium drink. On your birthday you will also receive a Free drink offer!

Coldstone Creamery– Sign up for the Birthday Club and you will receive a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coldstone Creations on your birthday.

PDQ– Join the PDQ Fan Club and they will email you a coupon for a Free combo meal on your birthday.

Dairy Queen– Join the Fan Club for a BOGO blizzard coupon on your birthday.

Krispy Kreme– Join the Friends of Krispy Kreme and you will receive a Free doughnut on your birthday.

Orange Julius– Join the Julius League and you will receive a BOGO coupon on your birthday.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza– Join Uncle Maddio’s Rewards for a Free offer on your birthday.

The Melting Pot– Join Club Fondue for Free birthday vouchers and more.

Cici’s Pizza– Join the My Cici’s Loyalty Program to receive special offers via the app. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free 1-topping pizza to go.

BJ’s Restaurant– Sign up for the Premiere Rewards Program and you will receive a Free Pizookie on your birthday.

Chili’s– Join My Chili’s Rewards to receive special offers and a Free dessert on your birthday.

Applebee’s– Join the eClub and you will be sent a coupon for BOGO entree on your birthday.

Ruby Tuesday– Sign up for the So Connected Club and receive a Free appetizer. On your birthday, choose from a Free burger or Garden Bar entree.

Marble Slab– Sign up for Slab Happy Rewards and you will receive a $5 coupon on your birthday.

Menchie’s– Join the My Smileage program and receive 25 smiles just for joining. Earn $5.00 in Menchie’s Money (reward dollars) with every 50 Smiles you earn. Menchie’s Money is added to your mySmileage account. On your birthday you will receive a $5 Menchie’s coupon. 

California Pizza Kitchen– Download the Dough Rewards app to receive offers throughout the year and on your birthday.

Sweet Tomatoes– Join Club Veg and you will receive a Free meal on your birthday.

bd’s Mongolian Grill– Join Club Mongo and you will receive a Free meal on your birthday.

IHOP– Join the Pancake Revolution and receive a Free meal when you sign up and on your birthday.

Pollo Tropical– Join the Pollo Rewards program and receive special offers throughout the year and on your birthday.

Newk’s Eatery– Join the Roundtable Club and receive a coupon for a Free entree on your birthday.

Rita’s– Join the Rita’s Birthday Club to receive a Free treat on your birthday.

Smashburger– Join the Smashclub for a Free side or shake with any purchase on your birthday.

On the Border Join Club Cantina to receive Free queso or sopapillas. On your birthday you will receive Free queso.

Denny’s– Join Denny’s Rewards and receive a coupon for a Free Grand Slam on your birthday.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels– Download the Auntie Anne’s app and your coupon for a Free pretzel will be available via your mobile app on your birthday.

Red Lobster– Join My Red Lobster Rewards to receive tasty rewards and delicious offer on your birthday.

Sbarro– Join the Slice Society and receive a Free XL NY Pizza slice with drink purchase and a freebie on your birthday.

P.F. Chang’s– Join P.F. Chang’s Rewards for delicious offers and a tasty treat on your birthday.

Spaghetti Warehouse– Join the Warehouse Club and receive a Free appetizer. On your birthday, you will receive a Free meal.

TGIFriday’s– Join the Friday’s Rewards Club for delicious rewards and a yummy offer on your birthday.

Zaxby’s– Join the Zaxby’s Mail Club to receive a Free Sandwich meal just when you sign up. For your birthday, you will receive a Free nibbler.

Yogurt Mountain– Join the YOMO Club for Free yogurt on your birthday.

Sprinkles Cupcakes-Sign up for Sprinkles Perks to receive a Free cupcake on your birthday.

Starbucks– Join Starbucks Rewards and register a Card to receive a Free handcrafted beverage or food item on your birthday.

The Melting Pot– Join Club Fondue for a Free box of Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a treat for your birthday

Noodles & Company– Join Noodlegrams for a special birthday surprise.

Dunkin’ Donuts– Sign up for the DD Perks Rewards program. You will receive a Free Beverage when you enroll in the program, and another Free Beverage on your birthday.

Red Robin– Join the Red Robin eClub to receive rewards throughout the entire year, plus a Free Burger on your birthday.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria– Join the Grimaldi’s VIP Email club and receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase. Then, on your birthday, you will receive a coupon for a Free Large Pizza! (up to $19 value)

Nothing Bundt Cakes– Join the eClub to receive a Free Bundlet on your birthday.

Sonny’s BBQ– Join the ‘Q Crew and you will receive a coupon for a Free Big Meal Combo on your birthday.

Moe’s- Join Moe’s eWorld to receive special offers during the year and a coupon for a Free Entree on your birthday.

Jason’s Deli– Sign up for email updated to receive special offers throughout the entire year. On your birthday, you will be emailed a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Olive Garden– Join the eClub for a Free dessert on your birthday.

Panera Bread– Join My Panera Rewards for a Free treat during your birthday.

Firehouse Subs- Sign up for the Firehouse Rewards program for a Free Medium Sub on your birthday.

Jersey Mike’s Subs– Join the Email club for special offers and promotions during the year. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free Sub and Drink.

First Watch Daytime Cafe– Join the Sun eClub and receive a Buy 1 Get 1 Free entree coupon. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for a Free entree.

STORE FREEBIES: 

Torrid– Become a Torrid Insider and receive exclusive rewards. On your birthday, you will receive a $10 off $10 purchase coupon.

Charming Charlie-Sign up for the Charm Club and receive a $5 Reward on your birthday. Plus, when you join, you will be signed up for special offers and promotions throughout the entire year. They send some Awesome coupons in the mail.

Kohl’s Yes2YouRewards– Join and receive 1 point for every dollar that you spend. When you reach 100 points you will receive a $5 Reward to spend on any purchase. You will also receive a $5 Reward on your Birthday.

Urban Decay– Sign up for the Beauty Junkies Club and you will receive a Free surprise on your birthday.

Finish Line– Sign up for the Winner’s Circle and you will receive a coupon for $15 off your purchase.

Sephora– Become a Sephora Beauty Insider and receive a Free product on your birthday.

Express– Join Express Next Rewards for special offers. On your birthday, receive a $10 coupon.

Off Broadway Shoes– Sign up for OB Rewards. You will receive $15 Rewards for every $200 that you spend as well as other savings and discounts throughout the entire year. On your birthday you will receive a reward for $10 off your purchase.

Benefit Cosmetics– Create an account (be sure to go back in and add your birthday) and you should receive a Free Brow Arch on your birthday.

Cost Plus World Market– Join the World Explorer Program and you will receive 10% off just for joining. On your birthday, you will receive a special reward!

IKEA Family– Sign up for the IKEA Family program and you will receive a coupon for a Free Birthday Meal and Dessert and a coupon for $15 off your purchase.

Rue 21– Sign up for Rue 21 emails. On your birthday they will send you a coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase.

Hot Topic– Sign up for the Guest List and you will receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Torrid– Become a Torrid Insider and receive exclusive rewards. On your birthday, you will receive a $10 off $10 purchase coupon.

CVS Beauty Club– Sign up to receive $5 in ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 spent on qualifying beauty purchases. On your birthday you will receive $3 ExtraBucks rewards.

Ulta– Join the Ultamate Rewards program and receive points for every purchase. Receive a Free gift on your birthday.

Kiehl’s – Join the Kiehl’s Rewards program and you will receive a nice birthday freebie offer.

bareMinerals– Join the fab Friends and Benefits Club and you will receive a nice freebie on your birthday.

DSW Rewards– Sign up for Special offers and start earning points on every DSW purchase. On your birthday you will receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase.

Enjoy Beautiful Skin With L’Oreal Pure-Sugar Scrubs on Rollback at Walmart!

This post was sponsored by L’Oreal Paris as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Since I turned 40 a few years ago, I have noticed that my skin tends to get dull and dry. I have done some research and read that one way to help combat this is with the use of sugar scrubs. I was so excited to recently learn that L’Oreal Paris has a new line of Pure-Sugar scrubs available at Walmart and they are on rollback right now for only $8.44 each! 

I was at Walmart over the weekend, and couldn’t wait to check out this new line of L’Oreal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrubs as I have heard great things about them. At $8.44 each, this is a fantastic price! This is a product that I have really been wanting to try, and thanks to the great rollback price it is definitely budget friendly. 

There are 2 different varieties of L’Oreal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrubs. The L’Oreal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrub Purify & Unclog and the L’Oreal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrub Smooth & Glow. After using each product several times, I can tell you that they are definitely my new favorite scrubs! One of my favorite things about these products is that you can use them on both your face and your lips. So, not only is this product affordable, but it is also versatile which I love! 

These products have the ingredients that my skin craves especially as we get into the dryer winter months. Both the L’Oreal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrub Purify & Unclog and the L’Oreal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrub Smooth & Glow are naturally derived of a blend of three pure sugars paired with kiwi seeds, peppermint and lemongrass oils. As you can imagine, the smell with these products is remarkable! Not only does my skin and lips feel great after I use the L’Oreal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrubs, but it also smells amazing as well! 

If you are looking for a new sugar scrub, I highly recommend the L’Oreal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrubs found at Walmart. You can easily find them right near the makeup section of the store. At this low price of $8.44 be sure to buy both varieties! And, I have some other good news! There is an awesome giveaway for you to enter! One – $250 Walmart Gift Card + L’Oreal Skin Care Package ($100 Value) Grand Prize or 10 L’Oreal Prize Pack Winners (Includes three L’Oreal Pure-Sugar Scrubs).  This giveaway starts now thru Monday, November 5th.

I-C will randomly select 11 winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the 11 winning prizes.
L’Oreal Paris Pure Sugar Sweepstakes

Celebrate Fall with Community Coffee + Enter to Win One of TEN $50 Walmart Gift Cards!

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What is your favorite season? For me, there is something about fall that I look forward to every year. Even though I live in Florida where it is still very hot and there appears to be no cool weather in sight any time soon, I enjoy all of the fun and delicious things that fall brings. I especially enjoy a yummy cup of coffee with pumpkin creamer and whipped topping. Yum!

Our favorite coffee to enjoy any time of the year is Community Coffee. My husband and I are generally not fans of the bolder varieties of coffee, so I can always count on the Breakfast Blend and Cafe Special varieties of Community Coffee as they are Medium to Dark Roast and make the perfect cup of coffee any time of the day! I love that they are smooth, bright and have just the right amount of boldness in each cup! 

Sweet Savings for Community Coffee in your Valpak Envelope

What is better than a delicious cup of coffee? How about if you can score some sweet savings on it? Now that would be one really sweet deal! Walmart is my go-to place to stock up on Community Coffee because the price is always right!

Right now when you open your Valpak envelopes you can find a coupon for $1.50 off any one bag or single serve box of Community Coffee redeemable at Walmart stores! 

To sweeten the deal even more, you could win a Walmart gift card! Just think of all the delicious Community Coffee that you could buy!

Giveaway Details:

  • Monday, October 15 at 12:00 AM ET to Friday, October 19th at 11:59 PM ET.
  • Ten (10) winners will receive a $50 gift card from Walmart.
  • Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Walmart page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page.
  • Winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (10/21) via the email address they used to enter.
  • See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.

Good Luck Everyone! Enjoy a delicious cup of Community Coffee today and don’t forget to add some flavors of fall into each cup!