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Save Money on the Go with Walgreens Paperless Coupons

July 7, 2014
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In all my years of blogging I’m not sure if I ever mentioned  to you that while I was pregnant with Addison I was prime material for Extreme Couponers. Adjusting to being at home, I was looking for something to do and perusing the papers, blogs and cutting out coupons was my new foray into suburban housewife living. I actually loved it, nothing like chasing down a good deal!

Then Addison was born and I found it and still do find it hard to sit and sift through coupons so I’ve kind of let that hobby go by the wayside although I need to pick it up again.

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Family Fun, Frugal and Fab, Sans Ads

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

February 26, 2014

Mention the word Lego to a parent and I’m sure they know all about that piercing pain that ensues after stepping on one left randomly on the floor, however just as equally stimulating on the pleasure side is the sight of awesome pieces of art composed of thousands of Legos pieced together intricately.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is just the place to go for an afternoon of family fun.

LEGOLAND Discover Center Atlanta

With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is a LEGO lover’s dream! Come share our world of color, creativity and family entertainment. Come ride Merlin’s Apprentice and Kingdom Quest! Don’t forget to check out local Atlanta landmarks in our MINILAND and learn new building tricks in our Model Builder Academy. Let the kids run free in our Soft Play area, and don’t forget to check out one of our four 4D movies! It’s the ultimate place for LEGO fans ‘” young and old! $5 off General Admission OR $50 OFF Birthday Party

Please click this > link< for your $5 off General Admission or $50 off birthday party coupon!!

Have FUN!!

 

*I was provided tickets to LEGOLAND in exhange for this posting. All opinions are mine. You already know!*

Date Night, Frugal and Fab, Marriage, Sans Ads

Great Date Deals – CupDate

May 14, 2013
CupDate
*I was provided a complimentary date through Great Date Deals. All opinions are my own…you already know*

Great Date Deals

A few weeks ago the Mr. and I stepped out for a much needed date night courtesy of Great Date Deals. Great Date Deals is an awesome website that does the hard work for you when it comes to selecting activities that you can do as a date. Great Date Deals offers deals for a number of major cities outside of Atlanta so make sure to check and see if yours is listed. I won’t lie, a part of the reason why we don’t get out as much as we should is because by the time we go around and around about what to do and where to eat while keeping our budget in mind we just end up staying at the house…true story.

The website listings are powered through Groupon so when you click to purchase the deal you are taken to the Groupon interface. Basically like I said they have done the hard part for you, so now there is no excuse for you to not hit the town with your honey.

The Cup Cupdate.

Mr. and Mrs.

For our date we headed out to The Cup – A Gourmet Cupcake Cafe located here in Atlanta. The location holds couples events that consist of lite fare and drinks, couple inspired games and cupcake decorating. Yes, I said cupcake decorating where you indeed get to eat lots of cupcakes.

The Cup

Cupcake Decorating

Cupcake Decorating

If you ever find yourself stumped on what to do for a date night or even a night out with the homies visit Great Date Deals Online or on Facebook.

When was the last time you went on a date? Where did you go?

 

Fashion, Frugal and Fab, Mama Fashion

JcPenney Spring Fashion Wish List

March 8, 2013
MNG by Mango Zip Back Sweater Dress

…and no this isn’t a sponsored post!

So you know I love a good romp in the thrift store, but every now and then..okay, quite often I need a little actual retail therapy. With the house being built my funds this season are a bit thin so I’ve been on the hunt for where I can pick up a few nice pieces for the low low. About a year ago they built a free standing JCP not far from my house and I have been shopping in there a lot, yet when I say JcPenney’s to people these days they look at me like I’m crazy. Listen, this is not the same JCP that your Mama, Grandma and Aunties shopped in while all the kids were forced to sit in the car. Since the rebrand JCP is bringing the fashion for cheap..I wouldn’t lie to you. Here are a few items on my wish list…aaaaand all of these items are under $40 a piece. I’ll still probably wait until the first round of clearance though!! What can I say, I love a good fab deal.

 

Bisou Bisou Belted Lace Shorts

Bisou Bisou

Duro Olowu for jcp

Duro Olowu

 

Joe Fresh Paisly Print Jean

Joe Fresh

 

Liz Claiborne Blouse

Liz Claiborne

 

MNG by Mango Last Night a Blogger Saved My Life Scoop Neck Tee

MNG by Mango

 

MNG by Mango Open Stitch Multi Color Sweater

MNG by Mango

 

MNG by Mango Pleat Front Blouse

MNG by Mango

 

MNG by Mango Striped Sheath Dress

MNG by Mango

MNG by Mango Zip Back Sweater Dress

MNG by Mango

MNG by Mango Zip Front Drawstring Dress

MNG by Mango

Who amongst you has been sleeping on JcPenney’s?!!

Frugal and Fab, Photography

Shutterfly Deals

February 4, 2013
Shutterfly

While digital cameras have been a blessing they can also be slightly seen as a curse because often times our beautiful images inside never see the  light of printed paper. Remember that commercial a few years back where the pictures were fighting over who would be deleted….yeah that

I am absolutely the worse at printing out photos. I do make sure to organize them well within the computer so when I come across good deals I can just upload the folder. Shutterfly is currently offering a great deal of $10 off an order of $10 or more. This can be used for prints, photo books and even phone cases. This is a great time to print out those Christmas photos or turn them into something awesome!

Click the image to take advantage of the deal.

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Fashion, Frugal and Fab, Wardrobe Wednesday

Wardrobe Wednesday- Goodwill’n and Deal’n

October 3, 2012

Consistently being able to snag a good deal is a fine art, mixed in with a few sprinkles of chance.

We all know that one person who can get a $800 pair of shoes for $40 at TJ Maxx, and not the one on their side of town but the one up the street from your house. Sort of like someone on the inside is giving them tips Martha Stewart style. Inside markdown trading is what I like to call it.

Be it a thrift, consignment, or retail store there is a strategy to ensure you have a chance at snagging a great deal and then… well I hate to say it, but some of it just boils down to being in the right place at the right time..or as the old folks would say fayva favor, and no favor “ain’t”  always fair.

While I can’t drape you with favor I can pass along a few tips that work for me when it comes to snagging a great deal. 

Being a savvy shopper starts before you step foot in the store.Find inspiration from your favorite actress, magazine or Pinterest. Having an idea of what you like and what is on trend will enable you to snag relevant items. Sometimes its not about the trend at all but what you personally like, again inspiration is a good thing. It materializes those things you love into something visual that you can use as an example when trying to recreate a look.

 

Off season, markdown days, and final clearance indicators are your friend. I am known to shop off season. For example, it is now fall. Fall clothing will be marked down in the next few weeks to make way for winter fashions. Guess what? Layer your fall items and make them work for winter.

Ask sales associates for tips. Here’s one, if you are in the Gap and the price ends in $.99 it will be marked down again. If the last digit is a 7 that is the lowest it will ever go. Just ask, more than likely they will spill the beans.

Blogs are your friend as well. Coupon sites don’t just dish out coupon news for groceries they often get the scoop on retail deals as well. Every now and then they may link a coupon so keep your eyes peeled for deals there as well. Sister Save-A-Lot is one to read.

 

LOOK at each piece of clothing on every rack. This is the key to success in a thrift or consignment shop. There are many times when I have almost bypassed glory because I wanted to be lazy. Want to find great things thrifting? You have to look and be ye not weary, for you will find awesome things if you stay the course and do not falter. *church organ chord plays here*

 

I remember a day when outlets were truly outlets..ya feel me? Now on a good day you have to stand outside and look for the tall sign…the one you can see from the highway to make sure you are in the right spot. The black and white line that defined a retail store from an outlet store has become gray. Fret not my pet. Make sure you sign up for emails from your favorite outlet stores. The deals come in the form of random coupons they send. Couple these with the measly 20% off in the store and you might find yourself something. Some of the best deals I have found at an outlet come from Gap, Children’s Place, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Carter’s and Gymboree.

I live close to an outlet mall so its worth it for me. If you will have to travel a distance I would rethink taking the trip unless I was planning to do a large amount of shopping and I knew there were deals and coupons. Otherwise the gas and time may not be worth the trip.

 

Some folks subscribe to the spend it you can’t take it with you theory, and I don’t knock them. I cancelled my subscription when I realized that my babies futures can’t be built on the back of a Gucci bag but that $800 in a bank account makes a true difference towards their future. I will say I do believe in a good splurge on a classic handbag and pair of shoes within reason. However, if I don’t have it, I don’t spend it.

Nothing is a true deal if you don’t need it and you have no control over what you are spending. Set an amount you want to spend and try not to go over. Sometimes it gets hard. I know, I’ve done those quick calculations in my head and made some bad decisions but when you know better you do better.

It is very possible to look fab on a modest budget. It takes, time, patience and strategy. If you work at it, you will perfect it.

Have any additional tips to add? The comment section is all yours. Sharing is caring :-)

Do you have any luck finding great deals, or are you the one who always gets there right as the person is putting said item in their buggy and you secretly stalk them around the store hiding behind endcaps hoping they put it back?

 

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