How to watch the Super Bowl without Cable (FREE Live Streaming online!)

Wondering how to watch the Super Bowl without cable?   We found the answer!

UPDATE: This year we also get to have all the Super Bowl Commercials with the live stream – that’s much better than last year where they recycled the same 4 lame commercials over and over ;)

To save money last year, we began using a Hulu/Netflix combo that serves most of our tv needs – and we thought a quick trip to Walmart to buy a satellite would solve our Super Bowl problem.  Unfortunately, for some reason we still can’t get NBC.

I was starting to mentally run through a list of all my friends who wouldn’t mind hosting us (and 4 extra kids) for their Superbowl hangout, when my smart hubby went searching for answers.  He found out how to watch the Super Bowl online using NBC’s free live stream – and will be setting it to connect to our television so we can watch it in the comfort of our living room.

Just head over here to watch the live stream – or download the app here.

To watch it on other devices – mainly your television:

You can watch the Super Bowl on your big screen (instead of hunching over your laptop or phone) if you have any of the following.

Head over to TechHive for more details about exactly how to do that ;)

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Now that you’ll be comfy cozy on your own couch for Super Bowl Sunday – it’s time for party prep.  Check out our post on Fun Football Recipes for Game Day!

 

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You may also want to check out our library of Slow Cooker Recipes for more meals to warm up to!  

These Crockpot Pork Chalupas are always a hit when people come over and I don’t want to slave away in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun :)

Spring Decorating Ideas on a Budget (Day 2)

I’m so excited about starting a new series on ways to save money – this time it’s a super-fun topic: Spring Decorating Ideas on a Budget!  Each day for the next 12 days, I’ll be sharing or linking to a way to freshen up your home for Spring on the cheap :)  Feel free to leave your ideas in the comments – we may include them in the list!

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DIY to Save Money on Curtains! (4 Easy Ideas)

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DIY to Save Money on Curtains

This fits in great for Day 2 of our new segment 12 Spring Decorating Ideas on a Budget.

(I’m actually scrolling through Ikea curtain panels today looking for a good one to make myself some new kitchen curtains.  Oftentimes Ikea curtain panels are CHEAPER than buying fabric and already hemmed on 4 sides!)

Jamie here! I’m no Martha Stewart, but I’ll happily embark on a little DIY to save money on household items I want but can’t afford.  In this post, let’s take a look at how to save on curtains by purchasing things that aren’t exactly curtains… and making them work!

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10 Ways to Save Money Shopping Holiday Clearance

10 Ways to Save Money (Shopping Holiday Clearance)

Jamie here!  I’ve been helping my brother learn how to save money lately, as he makes a fresh start in a new home with few belongings.  He needs a good deal on LOTS of items – from kids’ toys, new photo albums, furniture, food and everything in between.   Right now, we’re working on using the Holiday clearance aisle to get him set for the kids upcoming birthdays.

Since I was at it already, it seemed a good time as any to start a new frugal series!  Here are 10 Ways to Save Money by shopping Holiday Clearance.  Check in each evening for a new “Pro Tip” and we’d love for you to pin the ones you find helpful!

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How Target is Wooing Away Amazon Moms

Is the cost of Amazon Prime’s yearly service getting too hard to swallow?   It might be time for you to consider their fiercest new competitor – Target.

Target’s brick & mortar stores are known to be a mom’s best friend, a cheap-chic escape into aisles of aromatic coffee and buffalo-checked throw pillows.   Now they’re fighting hard to make their online site just as beloved to moms who’d rather stay home and shop.

In fact, Target has just entered the world of Free Shipping as a major player.

Who needs the $99 Amazon Prime Membership for FREE 2-Day shipping, when Target.com now offers FREE 3-5 Day Shipping and Free Returns on ANY PURCHASE?

From Nov. 1 – Dec. 25, average joes can now receive the same benefits that RedCard members always have – the joy of getting anything you want shipped to your door for Free.

And though this is a seasonal offer, the rest of the year you can get free shipping at Target on a mere $25 purchase, while Amazon members who don’t pay for Prime will need a $35 purchase to qualify.  (If you haven’t tried Prime, you can get a FREE 30-Day Trial just in time for Christmas shopipng.)

And let’s talk about the Holiday price wars….

Target has officially expanded their Price Match Guarantee program to match top competitors’ pricing from Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Best Buy and many more.  This is HUGE – I’ve taken advantage of this several times to pick up a coveted video game in my howmetown Target when it was on sale at Best Buy 40 miles away.

Add to that the bonus 2 weeks shoppers get to match any lower competing prices after your purchase and that’s a game-changer for holiday shopping.

Of course, there’s no getting around the fact that Target doesn’t carry the vast quantities of items that you can find on Amazon – I mean who does?  But for some, this Free Shipping price war will have them saying goodbye to the $99 fee this Holiday Season and choosing the Bullseye instead.

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To be fair – our household really gets our $99 out of Amazon Prime.   We use it constantly for everything from toilet paper to birthday gifts.  We also use the Prime TV because we don’t have cable and we’re all avid Kindle readers.  I share with my mom and brother who use my account for free shipping as well (though this restriction is tightening). My kids use our prime accounts to shop with their allowance, which I love so I don’t get stuck in the LEGO aisle at Walmart for 3 hours.  You can sign up for your Amazon Prime Free Trial here and decide for yourself!

And if you consider yourself a die-hard Target shopper, you might want to see if you know ALL of these tricks…. 12 Ways to Save at Target.

 

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New Kohls Cash Policy | | No More Expired Kohl’s Cash, Earn on a $24 Purchase, More!

UPDATE: Kohl’s is playing fast and loose with our feelings – it looks like the $5 on $25 Kohl’s Cash we mention below is going to be a “when they feel like it” kind of thing… keep reading for details :)

We mentioned the new Kohls Cash Policy recently – but I’ve dug into it a little more and here’s the full scoop on it!  The biggest changes are at the top of this post – but if you scroll down, you’ll also see some basic info on the Kohl’s Cash Policy that you may not have known.

1. First of all – for those of you still wondering “does Kohl’s accept expired Kohl’s Cash?” – the answer is a definitive NOPE. :(  

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