Product Testers Wanted: French Manicure Nail Polish


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Product testers are being sought out again by Toluna! This time, they are looking for people to test a French Manicure Polish set. If you haven't already, you can sign up for Tonula here. Once registered, hover over the Rewards tab and click on Test Products in the drop down menu. Once there, register for the product you want to test and Tonula will randomly select testers. You will receive the item in the mail and it is yours to keep. Just complete a simple survey about the product after you … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy S4 or $4500 CASH Could Be Yours!


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Samsung Galaxy S4 Giveaway Active Toluna members can enter to win a Samsung Galaxy S4! From now until July 19th, you can "purchase" an entry ticket for 1000 points. You can enter as many times as you would like! 3 members will be drawn randomly, while the member with the most tickets will be designated the fourth winner of this event. When you log into your Toluna account, simply click on the Rewards tab at the top of the page.  At the drop down menu, click on Rewards Center. If you aren't … [Read more...]

Toluna is Looking for a Few Product Testers! Get Paid to Try New Items


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Toluna is Looking for New Product Testers Using Toluna is a great way to earn money from home taking surveys. I have used them for the last few months and have earned quite a few points. In addition to surveys, they also offer product testing. When you log into Toluna, you can hover over the Rewards tab and click where it says Test Products. When you sign up to be a tester, they will randomly select people to send the item to. After you have the item, they ask that you fill out a small survey. … [Read more...]

Emergency Funds Are A Must Have! My Daughter Was Grateful For Ours!


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What could have been a major financial hit, ended up being no big thing for me this week. Why? Because I had an emergency fund in place. My 15 year old broke her front tooth about 5 years ago. At the time, we had a state funded insurance on the kids that covered the entire cost of the repair. This was long before I learned the art of couponing, debt snowballing, and emergency funds. Fast forward to this past Sunday. While sitting in Best Buy, my daughter was goofing around and somehow managed … [Read more...]

Stencil Art DIY- How to Get The Font You Want Without A Vinyl Cutter


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Stencil art looks awesome but isn't always the easiest thing to do. Especially if there is a specific font you want, but can't find it in a stencil form or don't have access to a vinyl cutter. After searching Pinterest for an easy DIY, I came across a few ideas. I decided to tweek them a bit and use what I had on hand. You will need: A piece of wood cut to the size you want your sign Paint (I used acrylics and puffy paint) Paint brush A computer with a word program A printer (black and … [Read more...]

Meijer 2 Day Sale 5/17-5/18- .70 Weight Watchers Smart Ones!


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The 2 day sale at Meijer this weekend has quite a few hot deals! Weight Watchers Smart Ones- .99 each (limit 10) Use- $3/10 Weight Watchers Smart Ones, frozen product 5/5RP (exp 06/16) Pay $6.99 for 10 Folgers 22.6-34.5 oz varieties $5.99 (limit 2) Use $0.25/1 off 1 Folgers product 5/19 RP (exp 6/23) Pay $5.49-$5.74 (depending on if your store doubles) Milk-Bone Dog Biscuits, Flavor Snacks or Healthy Favorites, Soft & Chewy Dog Treats 10-24 oz., Soft & Chewy Dog Treats 5.6 … [Read more...]

Lawn mower repairs can be costly. Do It Yourself and Save!


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Lawn mower repairs can be costly. Doing the work yourself can save you hundreds! The grass is growing, the trees are budding, spring has sprung! Along with the warmer weather and the green lawn comes the maintenance of your lawn care equipment. Just like everything else, proper maintenance will prolong the life of your lawn mower. Normally, my husband takes care of the oil changes, blade sharpenings, and all that jazz. I just put gas in the mower and go. Anything beyond that, and I am pretty … [Read more...]

Wall Art Using Dollar Store Finds-DIY On A Dime


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Wall art is not cheap by any means. I had my eye on a beautiful "Live, Laugh, Love" piece but didn't want to spend a ton of money on one. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. I found a place mat at the dollar store that had the saying I wanted and as luck would have it, it was in the colors I wanted as well! I picked up 2 and held on to them until inspiration struck. Luck was on my side once again when I went to the thrift store. I found a frame that would work perfectly with my … [Read more...]

A Primal Cut of Meat Saved Me Over $100!


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Primal cut  meat is something we have all heard David talk about. Today I put his advice to use and saved over $100 on meat! Yup, you read that right, $100! A local Spartan store where I live, Heartland Marketplace, has whole loin New York Strip on sale this week for $2.99/lb. To sweeten they deal, they dropped the price to $2.49/lb for a weekend sale! In my area, the whole loin runs right around $5.99/lb and single steaks $9.89/lb! The loin I picked up weighted 14.32 pounds. Let's do some … [Read more...]

Make A Pencil Holder For Only A Buck in Under 15 Minutes!


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A pencil holder is a must have for any desk or work space. Why spend an obscene amount of money when you can make one for a BUCK? Using what most would consider trash and a roll of contact paper from the dollar store, I was able to make an organizer large enough to hold not only my pens and pencils, but my paint brushes, fabric markers, and cutters! Pencil Holder How To: All you need is a small cardboard box (I used an empty envelope box) some empty toilet paper rolls, and a roll of contact … [Read more...]

Rewards For Your Kids And Not Breaking The Bank


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Recently, our school district implemented a rewards program called PBS Awards; Positive Behavior Support. The kids are given "tickets" when they are "caught" doing something good. Any member of the staff can hand them out at any time. Teachers give them to students who's desk they found tidy. Bus drivers give them to kids who are non-disruptive. The cafeteria staff can give them out if they see a student cleaning up a mess left behind by someone else. At the end of the month, students who did … [Read more...]

Rice Crispy Treat Nests- Perfect for Easter!


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Rice Crispy Treats are always a big hit at my house! When Easter is upon us, we take those treats a step further. We turn them into colorful birds nests. This is a perfect treat to make with the kids. What you need for your Rice Crispy Treats: 6 cups Fruity Pebbles 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 10oz package mini marshmallows 1/2 cup coconut 2-3 drops green food coloring 1/2 cup frosting 48 or so jelly beans Melt the butter and marshmallows in a deep sauce pan until well … [Read more...]

Kroger What a Deal Sale Match up Through 3/31


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Kroger WHAT A DEAL SALE – Mix & match any 5 participating items and save $5 instantly with your shopper’s card. No limit – you may purchase as many groups of 5 as you’d like. This sale will run through the end of the month (March 31). Below you will find the Best of the Best! Kroger Double Coupon Deals: $2.79 French’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce -$1.00 instant savings when you buy 5 participating products -$0.50/1 French’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce coupon (3-10 SS) $0.79 after coupon … [Read more...]

A Wreath is a Great Way to Dress up Your Front Door!


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Wreaths are a cute way to decorate for the holidays and they are super simple to make! I made this Easter wreath in about 20 minutes! I used a wreath form, some plastic eggs, ribbon, tulle, and a glue gun. Cut (12) 6 inch pieces of tulle and tied them at their center on the form. The push the knots as close together as possible. Pull the ends of the ends of the  tulle forward to create a full bow. Tulle is very easy to fluff and the ends can be trimmed if needed. Using the glue gun, attach … [Read more...]

This Pinata Cake is a Huge Hit with the Kids!


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Making a pinata cake isn't as hard as it sounds. I was quite surprised by just how simple is was to make! What you need: A ball pan form Cake batter Non-stick spray (such as Baker's Joy) Frosting Filling for the cake (I used jelly beans) Preheat your oven to 325 and prepare your cake batter as usual. (1 standard box mix will fill both forms.) Spay both forms with non-stick spray, fill with batter and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the forms … [Read more...]

Meijer 1 Day Sale Starting at 6 am on 3/23/13


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Meijer is having a 1 day sale this Saturday 3/23 starting at 6 a.m. This ad is in addition to the regular sales ad running this week. There are some pretty hot deals to be had! Keep in mind that Meijer does not typically issue rain checks for 1 day sale items, so if there is something you really need or want, be sure to get there bright and early! $0.99 Dial Liquid Hand Soap, 7.5 oz -$0.35/1 Dial coupon (3-3 RP) $0.29 after coupon if your store doubles $0.39/lb Bananas B1G1 Fritos … [Read more...]

Meijer-Minute Rice and a Few Other Great Finds!


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Meijer Coupon Deals Meijer has some really good deals going on! Aside from their regular weekly sale, be on the look out for Price Drops. I noticed quite a few through out the store today. Here are a few of the deals I took advantage of today. Minute Rice Ready to Serve 2 ct. rice cups Regular price- $1.99 On sale for - 3/$5.00 Use .50/1 Minute rice Ready to Serve Rice Products (EXP 5-25) 3-3 SS .67 each (after coupon doubled) Baileys 16oz creamer Regular price-$1.97 Meijer Price … [Read more...]

Some Meijer Stores No Longer Doubling Coupons


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Meijer has not released an official statement, but there are signs in stores announcing the end of coupon doubling. So far, most reports of the signs have been in Michigan. From Jackson to Waterford, people have been reporting seeing the signs on Meijer's Facebook page. I called my local store but no one there was able to confirm or deny that they would put an end to doubling. I plan to call their corporate offices this week to find out if this will be a new chain wide policy or if it is for … [Read more...]

A Simple Valance to Dress Up Any Room- No Sew!!


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A valance is an easy way to dress up any window. Last week I showed you how to make a box style valance. This week, I'll show you an even simpler one to make! What you need: Fabric- I used an old flat sheet Measuring tape Scissors Ribbon that matches your fabric Glue gun or Liquid Stitch Iron ~Measure the width of your window. Cut your fabric to 1 1/4 times the width of the window (If your window is 36 inches wide, your fabric would be cut to a length of 45 inches.) The width … [Read more...]

Toluna is a Great Way to Earn Money From Home!


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Earn Money From Your Couch! Toluna is a great way to add some extra money to your budget! Earn $1-$5 each time you qualify and take surveys. Test products for free and share your opinions! Plus you will get an entry for a $2,500 sweepstakes when you register! Toluna also gives you an entry to the sweepstakes any time you are disqualified from a survey! Signing up with Toluna: Click on the banner above to join Toluna. On the home page, you will see a small blue box asking for your name, gender, … [Read more...]