Target Debit Card Benefits | Basically Amazon Prime for Target fans, without the fee :)

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Target is one of my favorite places to shop, and I know I’m not alone in this one. ;)  I’ve always wanted to get the REDcard debit card so I could benefit from the free shipping and 5% discount – but I was a little hesitant.  Okay, a lot hesitant.  Well, I just now finished going through the online application process to get a Target Debit Card, and I wanted to tell you how – and why I finally bit the bullet (before my kids get home from school!)

Now I am totally wary of all credit card-type signups.  Target and Kohl’s employees have been at it for years and I haven’t caved yet. ;)  (Mostly because I was super afraid of doing anything to make my credit score drop at all.)  But after talking with a couple friends this week, I finally felt comfortable enough to sign up for the Target REDCard DEBIT card. And here’s why…. It. Is. Awesome.  Like getting Amazon Prime for Target, without the yearly fee! :)

It is also SAFE.

First of all, there’s no credit check to get a Target debit card and it simply pulls from your existing bank account like a normal debit card.   Even so, you’ll receive the same benefits as the REDcard Credit cardholders!  Namely, Free Shipping and 5% OFF all purchases.


I’m a big fan of free shipping – it helps you avoid situations where you might find yourself trying to slip a giant Imaginext castles under your coat so the kids don’t see you doing their birthday shopping while they’re along for the ride ;)   Yes - I have done this.  No, I don’t want to do it again.

Also – goodness me do I love to shop the clearance section of  And if I find a sundress for $7, and don’t have to cough up nearly the same amount for shipping, I’m a really happy camper.

Below are additional details about the REDcard to help you decide if it’s something you want:

  • 5% off every day
  • Free shipping at (no minimum purchase)
  • Extended returns — 30 extra days
  • Get up to $40 Cash Back at Checkout
  • Target Tracks suspicious account activity
  • Up to 1% of purchases go to school of your choice
  • The online application process for debit and credit has immediate approval (except for some debit applications that require a few days to confirm a bank account)
  • REDcard holders can easily check their credit card account balance, make a payment, review past statements, check their debit card transaction history and manage their PIN. They also get to enjoy exclusive offers available only to REDcard holders.

Find our more and apply for a Target REDcard debit card here!

Amazon: HSI Ceramic Ionic Hair Straightener $39.99 Shipped (was $300!)

Woohoo!  I just noticed that this really popular flat-iron is back down to the low-low under $40 price, and now it comes with a few extras!!

If you’ve been on the lookout for a good deal on a quality straightening iron -  Amazon has this HSI The Styler Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener for $39.9 shipped!  (reg $299) [Read more...]

Pyrex 8-Pc Set Mixing Bowls only $15 Shipped

Right now on Amazon, get this handy 8-pc Set of Pyrex Covered Mixing Bowls for just $14.97 + FREE Shipping. 

I have this set of bowls and it’s perfect for anything I’m doing in the kitchen.  They go from being mixing bowls to serving bowls, and then storage!

The other great thing about these Pyrex Mixing Bowls is you can use them to bake a rounded cake!

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April Fools Pranks: 25 Fun Practical Jokes


25 April Fools Pranks

Jamie here! I’ve always loved playing April Fools Pranks on my family – and if you do too, here’s a roundup of 25 of the BEST April Fools Day Pranks we’ve heard!

Plus, check out my all-time favorite April Fool’s Day prank – the Cat Facts prank!


Around the House Pranks:

  1. Rubberband the Spray Nozzle|  Rubberband the sink sprayer handle so that it immediately sprays out as soon as someone turns on the water.
  2. Glue Money to the Ground|  Hot glue or superglue a quarter, dime, etc… to the sidewalk or porch and watch everyone who comes in try to get it up!
  3. Water Cups| Fill two cups with water and ask if someone wants to see a magic trick.  Tell them to put out both hands flat on the table palms down and then quickly set both full water cups on top of their hands.  They’ll be stuck that way for awhile :)
  4. Car Accident|  Leave a note on someone’s car (someone who would FREAK OUT if their car were scratched) and apologize profusely for scratching/denting their car.  They’ll be looking for the scratch forever.
  5. Zoo Prank|  Get a family member or friend to “return a call” to someone named Harry Lyon, or Mr. Fox, etc…
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VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Tree House Hideaway only $10.97 (reg $30)

Looking for a great toy for the little ones?  Right now on, snag this VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Treehouse Hideaway for only $10.97! (Reg $29.97)

There are actually several nice deals on VTech Go! Go! toys – some as low as $5.97!  Check out all these awesome rollbacks here.

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Aldi Deals through 3/31

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Here are all the Aldi Deals from this week’s ad!  Below you’ll find all the TOP deals in stores this week.  To be directed to the COMPLETE list of deals – simply click the pink box below! full-list-button

Aldi Shopping Tips:

  1. Aldi’s does NOT accept coupons
  2. You’ll need a quarter (.25) to use their grocery carts, and bring your own shopping bags
  3. Only cash or debit cards for payments.
  4. Get the Aldi SmartPhone App HERE!
  5. Wal-Mart will price match these deals WITHOUT an ad!



Click here to see the complete list

Bread & Bakery


L’oven Fresh Brown & Serve Rolls 12 oz – $0.99

Condiments, Spice & Baking


Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour, 5 lb – $0.99


Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar, 4 lb – $1.49



Countryside Creamery Butter Quarters, 16 oz – $1.89

Unsalted or Salted


Specially Selected Goat Cheese Log, 4 oz – $2.29

Meat, Poultry & Fish


Ham, Shank Portion, Smoked, per lb – $0.99

Appleton Farms



Onions, Sweet, 2 lb – $0.99


Oranges, Navel, 4 lb bag – $1.99


SimplyNature Organic Greens, 5 oz – $2.49


Amazon Cell Phone Deals | LG G3 only 1¢, or Samsung Galaxy S5 only $1

Did you know that you can get some VERY nice phones by taking advantage of Amazon’s cell phone deals?

Right now you can score the LG G3 for only 1¢ (Retails for $595) when you add a line of service with Verizon, or score the Samsung Galaxy S5 for only $1 (Retails for $580) when you activate a line of service with Sprint.




**I have the S5 and it is a modern miracle.  It’s waterproof and shock-proof right out of the box, that’s WITHOUT needing a case.  It’s fallen out of my lap as I exited the car about 150 times in the last few months, and it’s PERFECT still!

Not only that – but Amazon has an overlapping offer when you’ll score a $25 Amazon Gift Card when you activate a new line of Service with Sprint through 3/31!


Amazon has some very competitive cell phone contract offers – if you’re looking to switch providers, or get the kids on their own plan, this might be a great way for you to get a high-end phone for just a buck!