Couponing for the Rest of Us

Walmart Ad & Coupon Deals 9/8 – 9/14

walmart-logo Here are all the deals from this week’s Walmart Ad!  We love FREE Truvia, Ken’s Dressing, Tena Pads, and Firefly Toothbrushes.  
.
Sign up and download the FREE Favado Deals app to your smartphone to take these deals with you.  It helps you compare prices between competing stores, and includes info for how to find the coupon you need (in case you carry whole inserts with you to the store).

[Read more...]


CVS: Cheap Post Cereal And Got 2 B Stylers + New Scanner Coupons

fruitypebbles

 Here are some nice extra deals we’ve found at CVS – See all the Weekly Deals for CVS HERE!

[Read more...]

Lego Advent Calendar Released for 2014!

lego-city-advent

I know lots of us have our eye out for a good deal on the Lego Advent Calendars each year – well I just noticed that the 2014 Lego City Advent Calendar has been released and is currently only $29.99 (It will go up quickly as we near the Holidays!!)

[Read more...]

10 Free Kindle Books for 9/10

free-kindle-books910

Here are the 10 FREE Kindle Books available today!

[Read more...]

Walgreens Extra Deals | Cheap Kleenex, Equal, Bic Razors, and More!

kleenex colors

 

Here are a few more updates to your weekly Walgreens Deals!

[Read more...]

DIY Felt Flower Pillow (UpCycle a boring old pillow!)

 DIY Flower Pillow

This cute DIY Felt Flower Pillow would be such a cute Fall craft to cozy up your nest!

 

 

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life – and you can visit my Etsy Shop here!

[Read more...]

Halloween Costumes on a Budget

halloween-costumes-on-a-budget

 

Halloween Costumes on a Budget

As Halloween draws near – it’s time to start thinking about costumes.  I have 4 boys who always want to be a popular superhero or cartoon character – never something easy like…. a mummy.  (Hello?  Stockpile of Toilet Paper all ready to go!)

But store bought outfits can be over-the-top expensive, starting around $20 and some going upwards of $50-$100…   If you want to stay within your budget while still coming up with something your kids will love – it’s going to take some creativity and a little research.  Here are some of my favorite ways to do Halloween Costumes on the cheap:

Buy Used:

Check local consignment sales, Yard Sales, Craigs List, Ebay and more to find gently used costumes for sale.  Thrift Stores put out all their costumes in September and you’ll find princess dresses, capes, clone troopers and tons more – but they go quickly so get there now!

See our post of 13 Thrift Store Shopping Tips!

 

Be like Sandra-Dee and make it “Semi-Homemade”:

One of my favorite ways to save on Halloween Costumes is to head to the thrift store and check out their selection.  Or wander around and look for inspiration.  The costumes will likelly be a little tattered or outdated – but they’ll make a good Starting Point!

Let’s say you find a black graduation gown – thats’all you need for a cape for Batman, Vampires and all sorts of other characters.  Maybe they have an old brown jumpsuit that looks pretty non-descript and may have once been Scooby Doo.  You can easily turn this into a bear, a lion, a puppy dog,etc….  Just get out your hot glue gun and add things to it to bring it to life.  The point is – at least with this method,  you don’t have to start from scratch and you’ll only spend a few dollars!

.

Homemade Costume Ideas:

If you’re really going to go gung-ho and have decided to make your own Halloween Costume – then make sure you read my post chock-full of Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas!  Find a list of DIY Kids Costume, DIY Group Costumes, and DIY Last-Minute Costumes.

.

Buy AFTER Halloween:

I know – this may not solve your problem this year, but take your kids to the store with you after Halloween, when costumes are up to 75% OFF, and let them pick out what they’d like for next year.  It’s true – they may change their minds by next year – but at that point you can present them with the following choices a) Last years store-bought costume  or  b) a Toilet Paper Mummy.

There are actually deals going on all year on costumes and dress-up clothes, if you know where to look.  Luckily – we do!  And we’ll do all the looking for you – just sign up to get your Free Newsletter HERE.

.

Shop Online Specials:

Check Amazon, Daily Deal Sites and more for big markdowns.  I’ve found great  deals on Zulily,

For instance – right now on Amazon, there are several deals on Frozen Dresses. you can pick up this DC Comics Boys Costume Trunk with (3) Super-Hero Costumes for only $23.34!  *I have this at my house – and my boys play dress up with it all the time – it’s great!  

.

 

We’d love to hear your ideas too – how do you get costumes without breaking the bank?

 

 

Kohl’s Flannel Sheets Sets as low as $19.20 Shipped!

kohls-flannel-sheet-set

Kohl’s Flannel Sheets only $20 Shipped!

Here’s a great Kohl’s Deal to get some new Flannel sheets for the whole household for as low as $19.20 (Twin) or only $20.60 for Queen size!

[Read more...]