Monday, November 24, 2014

Buying Discounted Gift Cards to Save Money

I've been buying discount gift cards lately to maximize my savings during the holidays. It is something I'm going to try to keep up on. Some of the discounts are small 1 - 5% but it actually really adds up. It is a great way to give my teens there food money for dance days as well. They tend to hit up a handful of places like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Arby's and Subway. Buying a $10 - 20 gift card saves me averaging 5% off the cost of the fast food! I've even been able to find Little Ceasers gift cards which is a once a week thing at our house at least (can't beat $5 pizza!)

Thought I'd share some of my favorite places to buy them.

My favorite for online shopping is They don't always have the highest discount, but the egift codes are delivered usually within in the hour. I haven't found a fast place yet. I did a test run this weekend from Cardpool, but I'm going on over 12 hours (they state 24 hours).

I've been able to find Amazon gift codes on Raise as well which is really hard to find. They are usually only 1% off, but you can find them increments of only $25 at times. The only other time I've ever really seen Amazon at a discount is $500+ gift codes which I don't tend to use at one time. If you have ever watched ebay for gift cards, Amazon cards usually go over the gift card amount.

You can also go through Topcashback and earn 1 - 5% back on your order or Saving Star to earn 1% back.

Cardpool is my second favorite discount gift card website. They tend to have the best discounts of all the sites around. I have ordered from them several times with no issues at all. Highly recommend them. You can also earn $5 for every friend you refer!

They are also a member of Topcashback with up to 4% cash back.

ABC Gift Cards is another one I use quite a bit. They tend to have more food ones than other sites I have found.

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Amazon Lightning Deals - Week of Black Friday

Black Friday used to be a day, now it is a week+ long time for stores to give tons of deals! Some of them are definitely hype, but you can really find some great deals. Especially if you are buying toys, this is the best week to get that must have toy before they are sold out!

I am totally addicted to Lightning Deals. I started shopping them last year, and I seriously check them out daily, every single day. Amazon used to only do I believe 1 a day, but they have kept up doing several throughout the day all year long. During the holidays, they do a ton. Let me tell you, a lot sell out fast too.

Amazon has a schedule and post new deals up to every 15 minutes. These are limited time and limited quantity deals. The toys, seriously can sell out before you even have a chance to add it to your cart. Other deals, usually last longer. Something new they started this year was early access to Prime Members. This is a great time to join Amazon Prime! I've been a member for over 2 years and absolutely love it! It is even worth the recent price increase to $99 to me. You can join Amazon Prime with a free 30 day trial right now. Take advantage of free 2 day shipping, free tv/movies and even listen to Over a Million Songs!

Shop Amazon - Black Friday Deals Week

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Shutterfly Deals

NEW customers who spend $10+ or more receive a free set of stickers with promo code STICKY

Have you not used Shutterfly yet? They are great quality. I pretty much shop around all the deals, but so far Shutterfly has the best quality from what I've tried. 

New customers get a free set of customizable stickers that are perfect for Christmas cards and gifts this year. Just place an order over $10 by November 16th and use code STICKY

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ALL customers eligible to save up to 50% on select cards using promo code JOY2ALL

Photo greeting cards are so fun to send and a great keepsake for family. Shutterfly is offering 50% off select cards using code JOY2ALL which also expires November 16th.

ALL customers receive 1 free set (24) of address labels with promo code LABELIT

Get a free set of labels, just pay shipping! Use code LABELIT and make 24 address labels. Expires November 16th.

Upcoming sale starting November 17th - 19th. ALL customers eligible to save up to 50% off with Shutterflys tiered offer sale, using promo code STOCKUP

"The Buy More, Get More Event" ensures all customers save 30% on orders under $50, 40% on orders of $50+, and best of all, 50% on orders of $100+ or more with promo code STOCKUP. It's the ideal time to start ordering holiday gifts in advance. Some cool gift ideas include the newly released iPhone 6 case (completely customizable, of course), desktop plaques (ideal for the hubby's office), photo books (the grandparents love 'em, guaranteed), even pillows and blankets (wait—photo blankets?—yep, we do it!).

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

10 free Holiday Cards from Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints 10 Free Holiday Cards

This is a great deal! Get 10 free holiday greeting cards from Tiny Prints by using code 10FREECARDS

Offer expires 11/12/14. Enjoy ten (10) free Holiday cards using the code 10FREECARDS at checkout. Postage, shipping, and tax fees may apply. Offer applies exclusively to Holiday greeting cards and is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, or postage. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers, discounts, promotions or credits. This promotion is not applicable to calendars, photo books, gift certificates, personalized postage stamps, Erin Condren weekly planners, and foil stamped, letterpress and laser-cut holiday greeting cards. This offer does not apply to add-ons (liners, trim options, paper options, envelopes, and address labels). Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. This particular offer code can only be redeemed once. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable to third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Free Music wWith Amazon Prime

I'm a huge fan of Amazon Prime. I watch some tv on it, listen to a ton of free music, get a free kindle book each month with Kindle First, and get to borrow a free kindle book each month.

My favorite shipping option now is the slow shipping (which is really slow, don't use if you need something fast) and the $1 kindle book credit! love that!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

National Cat Day

Did you know it's National Cat Day? What, you didn't? I didn't either until a crazy cat lady called the morning radio show on the way taking my daughter to school. Thought I'd share my cities today.
 Gracie is just over a year and a half.
 Penny is a little over a year
And little Phoebe just turned 6 months.

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