It’s July 1st and that means that all the printable coupons have been restocked.  Print out your favorites now as they typically have a limited supply of each coupon.  Usually, you can print two copies per coupon per computer. Just hit the “back” or “refresh” button after the first one has printed.  Click here to get yours!

New to couponing?  Click here to read about how to get started.

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Capital One 360 (formerly INGdirect)  is having their annual Independence Day Sale from July 1 – July 3.  I took advantage of this last year and got FREE money!  Here is the deals that they are offering this year:

Open a 360 Saving Account between July 1 and July 3 with a $500 deposit and earn $76.

Open a 360 Checking Account between July 1 and July 3.  Use your Debit Card to make 5 purchases or use CheckMateSM to make 5 deposits (or a combo of both) within 45 days.  Earn $100.

Unfortunately, I can’t take advantage of these awesome deals because I already have a checking and saving account with them.  But I highly recommend it to others!   For more information, click here.




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Along with Independence Day, July brings us some great deals.  Here are the things to be on the lookout for this month:

  • tablets
  • laptops
  • grills
  • outdoor furniture
  • summer apparel
photo by: Ed Yourdon

Monopoly Money

Before you make a purchase, think about how many hours you will need to work to make that purchase.  For example, if you want to buy a dress that cost $60 and you make $10 per hour, is it really worth 6 hours of your time?



photo by: jDevaun

Le Creuset in Miniature


April showers not only bring May flowers – they also bring great deals.  The following is a list of things that you will find discounted in May.


Refrigerators:  New models will be in stores soon so you will see deep discounts on older models.

Patio furniture:  You will see discounts on discontinued models from last year and well as new models.

Cookware:   This is a popular gift for wedding and graduations.  If you need new cookware, May is the time to look for some great deals.

Party, picnic and barbeque supplies:  Stock up now on disposable plates and cups, napkins and condiments so you are ready for the barbeque season.

Vacuum cleaners: New vacuum cleaner models will be released in June, so May is when older models start getting marked down.  .

Home Furniture:  In May you will see some great deals on desks, shelving unit.  The great deals will also likely continue into June.

Seasonal Produce:  As far as vegetables are concerned, May is a great time to buy artichokes, asparagus, avocados, radishes, spinach and zucchini.  For fruit look for grapefruit, kiwi, and pineapples.

Mattresses and Box Springs – In May retailers need to make more room for newer models of mattresses.   You can score so great deals on older models.

What will you be buying in May?

photo by: Steve Snodgrass

1040 - US Tax Return


Tax day is here and to lessen the sting, many coupons are offering promotions.  Here is a list of the ones that I found:

AMC Theaters –  Now that your taxes are done relax and enjoy a movie and get a FREE small popcorn.  Click here to get your coupon.

Boston Market – In honor of tax day Boston Market is offering a “We love the I.R.S. (Incredible Ribs Special) promotion.  On April 15 get 2 St. Louis style rib meals for $10.40.   This offer includes a 1/4 rack of barbecued  ribs, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn and freshly baked cornbread.   No coupon is needed for this offer.


Arby’s – Visit your local Arby’s on April 15th to get a free value size order of curly fries or a free small potato cakes.  Click here to get your coupon.

Bruegger’s – Bruegger’s  Bagels is offering a box of 13 bagels and 2 tubs of cream cheese for just $10.40.  This is a savings of up to $3.50.  Click here to like them on facebook and get your coupon.

Cinnabon – Cinnabon  is giving away two Cinnabon Bites to every customer between 6 and 8 p.m. on tax day.   It’s their “Tax Day Bites” promotion.

HydroMassage locations nationwide will provide free massages between April 15 and April 19 to help eliminate the stress of tax filing.  Click here to get your coupon.  

Office Depot – Office Depot  will shred up to five pounds of paper for free.   This is a great way to get rid of old bills and receipts and get a copy of your tax forms. Click here to get your coupon.

Sonic – Sonic is celebrating Tax Day by offering half-priced drinks and slushes all day.  No coupon is needed.

White Castle: White Castle is offering 15% your purchase on tax day.  Click here to get your coupon.

Participation may vary with these offers.  I recommend contacting your local store to verify that they are participating.


photo by: 401(K) 2013

FREE Spring Home Management Checklist

 Spring cleaning

Spring is in the air!   Are you loving it as much as I am?  The warm weather has finally arrived and it is now time to tackle spring cleaning.  To help you in your efforts I have created this handy dandy Spring Home Management Checklist.   It is a complete list of all the jobs that will help you get your house ready now that spring is here.  There is a lot to do so I recommend that you get the rest of your family involved.  Remember – many hands make light work!

photo by: storebukkebruse

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Great news – Tomorrow, April 9th, is FREE Cone Day at Ben and Jerry’s.  To thank customers for their support and to celebrate 35 years of service, Ben and Jerry’s scoop shops are giving it away!  Stop by and get a FREE scoop of your favorite flavor. To find a Ben and Jerry’s near you, click here.

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The Croods are back at Lowe’s this weekend! Your child will love building this Planter and decorating it with their favorite creatures and characters from the movie!  Bring your child to Lowe’s at 10am on Saturday, April 13th and they can build this planter for FREE!

Lowe’s Build and Grow kid’s clinics are a great way to help build confidence!  Each participant receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.  To register, click here.

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Do you let husband handle all the financial decisions for your family?  Even today, many women let the man handle these things.  There are several problems with doing this.  What if your significant other is more risky with the money than you would like?  What if you don’t agree with the investments that he is making?  What if he is not as financially savvy as you think and he doesn’t want to tell you how much debt you have accumulated?   What if he is deceiving you?  (According to a study by the National Endowment for Financial Education and, one in three women say a partner has financially deceived them.)  What if you get divorced or your spouse dies – would you know how to take over the finances?  According to the National Center for Women & Retirement, 80 – 90 percent of women today will be solely responsible for their own finances at some point in their lives, often because of divorce or the death of a spouse.

It is important that both people know what their financial picture looks like and are on the same page about it.  You need to have regular discussions about your family’s finances.  Discuss what your financial goals are and what you will need to do to reach them.  Review your progress together on a regular basis.  Be accountable to each other.   Work together so that you are both informed and have an equal say in your money management.   You cannot afford not to.

photo by: thefixer USA, LLC