Couponing for the Rest of Us

(Reminder) All You Magazine for 50% Off + $6 Will Go Towards Tornado Relief!

We just wanted to remind you about the special All You Magazine Fundraiser deal going on right now, get an All You Magazine Subscription for 50% OFF and $6 will be donated to tornado relief efforts in the areas hit this spring!

Just purchase a subscription to All You Magazine.  For every subscription sold through this special fundraising link  –   $6 will be donated to tornado relief efforts.

Last year, right after the April 2011 tornadoes hit, we began this fundraiser, naming it Click4Hope.  We invited other bloggers to join us  – and together we all raised a whopping $28,000!  (See the news coverage HEREThis past December we donated $7,000 each to the following:  Cleveland, TN., Ringgold, GA., Moody AL., and Joplin, MO

What is All You Magazine?
All You Magazine is the ultimate couponer’s magazine.  Each issue is stocked with up to $100 in coupons, money-saving tips, and frugal recipes, style tips and activities.  Normally you would pay $2.49 an issue at Walmart – which is worth every penny.  (April’s issue has over $80 in coupons!)

Through Click4Hope’s special fundraising link – not only can get All You for just $1.25 an issue (50% off the cover price) – but $6 will be donated to help disaster relief efforts in your own hometown!


Choose Your Subscription!

This year – our goal is $50,000, and I know that we can reach it together!  Please share this post with friends and family – let’s combine our reach to make a big difference!


All You Magazine for 50% Off + $6 Will Go Towards Tornado Relief!

This month, once again we have all watched or suffered through a new round of tornadoes sweeping through the nation.  In fact, one of our dear friends lost her house and her entire neighborhood this week in Harrison, TN.  Many of you have voiced the question on all our hearts: 

How can I help?

Well, this morning, we are bringing you one simple and powerful way to immediately reach out and help those who are trying to rebuild once again…  Purchase a subscription to All You Magazine.  For every subscription sold through this special fundraising link  –   $6 will be donated to tornado relief efforts.

Last year, right after the April 2011 tornadoes hit, we began this fundraiser, naming it Click4Hope.  We invited other bloggers to join us  – and together we all raised a whopping $28,000!  (See the news coverage HEREThis past December we donated $7,000 each to the following:  Cleveland, TN., Ringgold, GA., Moody AL., and Joplin, MO

What is All You Magazine?
All You Magazine is the ultimate couponer’s magazine.  Each issue is stocked with up to $100 in coupons, money-saving tips, and frugal recipes, style tips and activities.  Normally you would pay $2.49 an issue at Walmart – which is worth every penny.  (April’s issue has over $80 in coupons!)

Through Click4Hope’s special fundraising link – not only can get All You for just $1.25 an issue (50% off the cover price) – but $6 will be donated to help disaster relief efforts in your own hometown!


Choose Your Subscription!

This year – our goal is $50,000, and I know that we can reach it together!  Please share this post with friends and family – let’s combine our reach to make a big difference!

Tune in tonight to WDEF hear about the amazing donation from Click 4 Hope & The Time 2 $ave Community to help tornado victims!!

 

 

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We launched, Click 4 Hope, a nationwide initiative, to raise money for tornado victims several months ago.  So far we, along with other bloggers across the nation who joined us have raised over $28,000!

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Check out WDEF News 12 tonight to hear about the amazing donation from Click 4 Hope & The Time 2 $ave Community!!

 

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MANY thanks to Click 4 Hope & The Time 2 $ave Community for collecting $7,000 for the Ringgold tornado disaster relief! You are a SHIELD!!

 

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The Salvation Army Chattanooga

A BIG thank you to Click 4 Hope and the Time 2 $ave Community for raising $7,000 for The Salvation Army, Cleveland TN tornado relief! We are able to continue "doing the most good!" because of you!!

 

 

The $28,000 will be disbursed as follows:

  • $7,000 – The Salvation Army Cleveland TN / Tornado Relief
  • $7,000 – The Salvation Army Ringgold, GA / Tornado Relief
  • $7,000 – Samaritan’s Purse Joplin, MI / Tornado Relief
  • $7,000 – First Baptist Church of Moody / Tornado Relief in AL

We’d like to ask that you click the buttons below -  Facebook like, tweet, Google +, stumble, etc.  Any social media platform that you participate in your efforts can help spread the word.  We will be launching a new campaign within a few days and would appreciate your help in getting the word out!  Let’s combine our reach to make a difference!

All You Magazine Fundraiser: 24 Issues for $30 ($12 Goes to Tornado Victims!)

Don’t you love ALL YOU Magazine?  The August Issue is packed with $59 in great coupons.
GO HERE to get 24 issues  for $30!

This is an awesome deal and a worthy fundraiser – check it out:

We’ve partnered with many other bloggers, all across the nation, to organize Click 4 Hope – a widespread fundraiser for disaster relief – with 100% of the proceeds going towards tornado victims.

  1. GO HERE to order All You Magazine, 24 issues for $30 – just $1.25 an issue!  
  2. $12 Per Sale will aid in disaster relief efforts!

Click4Hope has so far raised – $24,566.40 for tornado victims!!

Help us  – and invite anyone you know who might be interested – at Click 4 Hope. Tweet this post, blog about it, post it to your Facebook Wall – every person who joins us means another potential $12 for the tornado victims and relief efforts!

TO ORDER:
1. Click SUPPORT US
2. Click BROWSE THE STORE
3. At the top (under “Search Magazines”) type in ALL YOU
4. Select ALL YOU 24 issues for $30
5. Choose either “new” or “renew” subscription

THANK  YOU, from Time 2 $ave!!

Click 4 Hope: Give $8 to Disaster Relief by Ordering All You Magazine

Many of your towns, ours included, were hit by the tornados of April 27th, 2011.

April and May of 2011 is permanently marked with Americans experiencing the largest tornado outbreak in US history. The devastation to individuals and families in the Southeast is unspeakable and life shattering.  The road to rebuilding will be a long one, and there are so many struggling right now.  Our hearts are heavy and burdened for those who have suffered so much tragic loss of life and property. 

We all want to help -  but how?

We’ve partnered with many other bloggers, all across the nation, to organize Click 4 Hope – a widespread fundraiser for disaster relief – with 100% of the proceeds going towards tornado victims.

GO HERE to order All You Magazine, 30 issues for $25 – just $.83 an issue! 
$8 Per Sale
will aid in disaster relief efforts!

Click4Hope is starting off with a bang!  In the last 3 Days, we’ve raised: $3,745.00

Can you imagine what we can accomplish by the time this is over??!!   Please join us – and invite anyone you know who might be interested – at Click 4 Hope. Tweet this post, blog about it, post it to your Facebook Wall – every person who joins us means another potential $8 for the tornado victims and relief efforts!

TO ORDER:

1. Click SUPPORT US
2. Click BROWSE THE STORE
3. At the top (under “Search Magazines”) type in ALL YOU
4. Select ALL YOU 30 issues for $25
5. Choose either “new” or “renew” subscription

THANK  YOU, from Time 2 $ave!!

Fine Print:
If you want to order more than one copy, you’ll need to enter them separately and use a new name for each additional subscription (the same address is ok).  Magazine subscriptions can take up to 12 weeks to start. If you have a problem or question about your subscription, you can call 1.866.825.2921 to check on the status.

Don’t forget to load the kiddos up and bounce on over to Jumpin Junction today!! Only $2 Admission + 2 Donation Items

Jumpin Junction
4350 Old Tasso Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 709-0222
 
TODAY!!!   Sunday, May 22nd $2 + 2 non perishables = admission.

We need to restock the shelves!
Here’s what’s needed (and NOT needed) per Bradley Resource Staging Center.

Needed

  • Leather Gloves
  • Heavy weight 33 Gal. Trash bags
  • N-95 dust mask
  • 33 Gal. Plastic Trash Cans
  • Gallon Size Zip-Lock bags
  • Juices
  • Gatorade
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Fruit
  • Styrofoam/Plastic cups
  • New Dish Sets
  • Sets of Pots and Pans
  • New towels and linens
  • New toasters – coffee makers
  • New Sets of Flatware
  • Kitchen utensils
  • New Packaged Socks-Underwear-tee shirts

 
NOT Needed

 

  • Water
  • Bleach
  • Dry Pasta
  • Pet Food
  • Snacks
  • Canned Vegetables

 


Come on out – your kids will have a ball, you’ll get a break, and most of all help with tornado relief efforts at the same time. 
We love Jumpin Junction!!!  We’ve got a ball game today or we’d be there the moment it opens! 

These are pictures from my (Kasey’s) sons 4th birthday.  Awesome place to have a birthday party!

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – TODAY!

First – A Quick Back-Story:

A few years back, my family was on Food Stamps and WIC,  and we were STILL using our credit card to help us close the gap from month to month.  As unlikely as it sounds, learning how to coupon was what put my family in the position to get off those programs and turn the tables.  Now, I have a stockpile big enough to feed my family and  (this part I love) others.

In the end – learning how to save – taught me how to GIVE.  It’s the most amazing thing…..

That being said -

Today, Saturday the 14th, is the LARGEST 1-Day Food Drive in America – Stamp Out Hunger.  The food collected will go to feed hungry families all over the nation, so look over your little (or large) stockpile with a generous eye!  They’ve made this food drive easy enough for even the laziest and most forgetful to do – all you have to do is hang a bag of canned or boxed food on your mailbox!

If you are looking for cheap donation items for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – OR- to donate to local receiving centers for Tornado Disaster Relief, you can find our $1 and Under “Best Buys” list RIGHT HERE.

The list covers all the freebies & cheapies available this week – with asterisks next to the non-perishables that would be good donation items.

 

Power Outtages: Food Safety & Emergency Preparedness

After all that’s happened recently with the tornados in our area – many folks are having to re-buy all those items they lost, including food.  Our ever-vigilant Deal Detective Kim put together some great info on what is safe to keep after a power outages and floodwaters – and how to be prepared for next time!

I am very blessed. I have power. I have an undamaged home, as do most of my family. I did not lose loved ones in this storm. One of my co-workers lost a home; another had serious damage, and a close friend’s co-worker is in the hospital AND lost her home. With most of the scary stuff behind us, what’s left is deciding what is safe to keep and what should be tossed. And SAFETY is the primary concern. Nobody likes to waste food or the money spent buying it, but if it makes you sick, it still goes to waste AND can end up costing you more money–ER visits aren’t cheap!! And if there’s one thing we’ve learned this week, if we didn’t already know it, NOTHING is more precious than life itself. With that in mind, here are tips from the folks who know–Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • If the power is out for less than 2 hours, then the food in your refrigerator and freezer will be safe to consume. While the power is out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep food cold for longer.

If the power is out for longer than 2 hours, follow the guidelines below:

For the Freezer section:

  • A freezer that is half full will hold food safely for up to 24 hours. A full freezer will hold food safely for 48 hours. Do not open the freezer door if you can avoid it.

For the Refrigerated section:

  • Pack milk, other dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, gravy, and spoilable leftovers into a cooler surrounded by ice. Inexpensive Styrofoam coolers are fine for this purpose.
  • Use a food thermometer to check the temperature of your food right before you cook or eat it. Throw away any food that has a temperature of more than 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

From the Dept of Agriculture’s website: (they say 4 hours, instead of the 2 the CDC says)

  • Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water.
  • Discard any food that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that it has come into contact with flood water.
  • Food containers that are not waterproof include those with screw-caps, snap lids, pull tops, and crimped caps. Also, discard cardboard juice/milk/baby formula boxes and home canned foods if they have come in contact with flood water, because they cannot be effectively cleaned and sanitized.
  • Inspect canned foods and discard any food in damaged cans. Can damage is shown by swelling, leakage, punctures, holes, fractures, extensive deep rusting, or crushing/denting severe enough to prevent normal stacking or opening with a manual, wheel-type can opener.

Go HERE or HERE for a list of what you can keep and what you should toss from your fridge. Consider printing copies of the safety charts, laminating them, and keeping them somewhere in your kitchen for the next time.

OK, so you have power…you’ve tossed all the no-longer-usable stuff from your fridge. And you’ve sworn that NEXT TIME you will be more prepared. Here are a few ideas of items to keep on hand:

Sterno–this is at the top of my list! If you’re not aware, it’s basically gel fuel in a can. (You see it sometimes at banquets, under those big chafing dishes.) It’s good for heating canned foods, mostly. If you have an old-fashioned coffee pot (the kind that doesn’t plug in and percolates on a stove top) you can use sterno under it to make coffee, or you can use it to heat water for instant coffee.

The good folks at the Coleman company make tons of camping products, such as lanterns, portable grills, small heaters etc., powered by mini propane cans. You can get the cans at Publix for about $7-8, and you can sometimes find good deals on a 4-pack at Lowe’s. Even if you hate the idea of camping, some of the things are good to have in the event of an emergency!

Go HERE for recommendations on what and how much of it to keep in an emergency kit. If you have pets, include them in your plan–where will Fido and Fluffy go if you have to go to a shelter and it doesn’t allow pets? Have carriers, even if they’re the inexpensive cardboard kind from the vet, so you can safely transport them. If you don’t have that, a plastic storage tote with a few holes cut in the top will work in an emergency.

If you don’t build a stockpile, at least consider stockpiling a few non-perishable food items–maybe in a plastic storage tote in the garage or under a bed–in case of an emergency. I have donated to several in need lately, and my stockpile is greatly diminished, but I am so thankful for what I have, I couldn’t even consider not sharing! I will be working to replenish in the coming weeks, and praying for those who’ve lost so much. The need is so great. But I want you to picture the world as a beehive. Did you know that each bee brings back only a few drops of nectar to the hive? It takes them all working furiously, all summer, to make even a small amount of honey, but they do it by working together, each giving a little, to make a lot. Come on, worker bees!! :-)

If you have been affected by the storm, in whatever way, know that thousands, maybe even millions, are praying for you, and the community is here to help.

DealDetectiveKim@gmail.com