Sam’s Club Holiday Open House

Have you ever wanted the low prices at Sam’s Club but you don’t want to pay for a membership? Well this weekend is your chance!

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Sam’s Club Open House

This Black Friday Sam’s Club has opened their doors to the public. That’s right, even if you don’t have a membership you can shop this Saturday, Nov. 29th 7 am–9 pm and  Sunday, Nov. 30th 10 am– 7 pm. Check out some of the deals that will be available:

  • Keurig 2.0 K460 Brewing System ($99.98)
  • Dyson DC41 Multi Floor Vacuum ($329), more than 35 percent off the average national retail price*
  • Nintendo 3DS XL Red Bundle ($149)
  • Apple iPad Air 16GB ($349), a $100 savings
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7” ($149)
  • And much more!

If you are a member, then you can begin shopping as follows:

  • Black Friday Event online at SamsClub.com (members only) – beginning Thursday, Nov. 27 at 12:01 a.m. EST
  • Black Friday Event in clubs nationwide (members only) – Friday, Nov. 28, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Don’t miss out on these once a year deals! For a full listing of their Black Friday Sales you can check here.


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Speed Cleaning and Organization: Free Kindle Download

Today on Amazon you can download Speed Cleaning and Home Organization: Secrets to Organize Your Home And Keep Your House Clean in 30 Minutes for free.

I’m a big fan of speed cleaning and have been doing it for years. My house is usually pretty clean and I think it is because I adopted a similar method years ago.

If the thought of getting your house clean is overwhelming to you this seems like a great place to start. It’s free today so download it before the price goes back up.

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If you don’t have a Kindle, then you can still download these free eBooks to your smart phone or computer. All you need to do is download one of Amazon’s free reading apps.

Remember that Amazon prices fluctuate constantly, so verify the price before purchasing.


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Get Paid to Buy Presents: Restaurant & Retail Gift Card Deals

With the Holiday seasons here it’s time to keep an eye out for those can’t miss deals but even the most frugally observant can overlook gift cards. That’s right, gift cards!

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Buy a Gift Card and Get An Extra One Back

Did you know that restaurants and retail businesses will pay you to buy their gift cards? Well for a limited time these places will give you bonus gift cards when you buy a certain dollar amount of gift cards from them. You don’t want to miss out on these special deals! A special thanks to A Mission to Save for helping us compile this list.

Restaurant Gift Card Deals

Applebee’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards. Bonus card expires 2/28/15.

BJ’s Restaurants: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards thru 12/25/14. Bonus card valid 12/26/14 – 2/28/15.

Bravo: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-3/15/15.

Brio: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-3/15/15.

Bucca di Beppo: receive a $10 reward card when you buy a $50 gift card. Reward card valid 1/1-2/12/15

California Pizza Kitchen: receive a $20 rewards card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards. Bonus card valid 1/12-3/1/15.

Carrabba’s: receive $20 in bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/10/15.

Champps: receive a $10 Extra Points Card with every $50 gift card purchase.

Chili’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards. Bonus card valid 1/1-2/10/15.

First Watch: receive $20 Bonus Bucks when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus Bucks valid 1/1-2/28/15.

Joe’s Crab Shack: receive $30 in coupons when you buy $25 in gift cards.

Maggianos: receive a $20 promotional Bonus Card for every $100 in gift cards. Plus receive a subscription to Food and Wine Magazine (or ask for refund!) Promotional Gift Card valid on $50+ purchase from 1/2- 2/28/15.

Max & Erma’s: receive a $5 bonus card for every $25 you buy in gift cards. Bonus cards are valid 1/1/ – 3/31/15.

Montgomery Inn: receive a $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card valid 1/2-3/31/15.

Outback Steakhouse: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. (you can even make personalized gift cards, including pictures). Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/15.

Pei Wei: receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards thru 12/24. Bonus card is valid 11/11-1/4/15.

Roy’s: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/15.

Red Lobster: Receive $5 off bonus coupon when you buy $25 in gift cards. Bonus coupon is valid 1/1/14 – 2/1/15.

Ruby Tuesday: receive $5 bonus coupon when you buy $25 and $15 bonus coupon when you buy $50 in Ruby Tuesday Gift Cards (plus free Shipping!). Free bonus coupons delivered via email and are valid from 1/2/15-2/28/15.

Rusty Bucket : receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift card purchase. Bonus card valid 1/2/15-2/28/15.

Ruth’s Chris: receive 10% Bonus Card when you buy $250 or more in gift cards. Holiday bonus cards valid 1/1/14 through 3/31/15.

Smashburger: receive $5 Smash Cash when you buy $25 in gift cards. Smash Cash valid 1/1-1/31/15.

Steak ‘n Shake: receive a $5 Bonus certificate when you buy $20 in gift cards. Certificate valid 1/5-2/28/15.

Tony Roma’s: receive $15 in RomaBucks For every $50 in Tony Roma’s Gift Cards you purchase. RomaBucks are valid 1/2 – 3/24/15.

Retail Gift Card Deals

Barnes & Noble: receive free $10 eGift Card when you buy $75 or more of Gift Cards or eGift Cards.

The Children’s Place: receive a $10 off coupon when you buy $40 in Gift Cards.

Giant Eagle: receive $0.20 in Fuel Perks for every $50 in gift card purchases. Just 6 cards are participating: The Children’s Place, The Limited, Cold Stone Creamery, Applebee’s, Domino’s Pizza, Visa Gift Card. (Some locations are not restricted to just these 6)

Half Price Books: receive a $5 bonus gift card when you buy $25 in gift cards. Gift cards must be purchased by 12/24/14, bonus gift card valid 1/1-1/31/15.

If you find any other gift card deals, then be sure to let us know and we’ll get it added to this list!  Happy shopping AND saving!


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Must Have Black Friday Shopping Apps

While I’m sleeping and dreaming of leftover turkey sandwiches I know many of you will be braving the cold weather to find the best deals on Black Friday.

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Before you wake up before dawn and hit the stores here are six apps you should download before Black Friday to help you save the most money on your shopping trip.

Shopkick

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Shopkick shows you popular products and rewards waiting for you at stores like Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Old Navy, American Eagle, JCPenney, Sports Authority and Crate & Barrel.

And it rewards you with kicks (points) just for walking in the door. Get even more kicks when you scan items and make purchases. Redeem your points for gift cards at your favorite stores. 

If you are walking in and out of stores on Black Friday you don’t want to miss out on the chance to earn points just for shopping!

Clutch

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 3.46.45 PMDon’t jam your wallet full of loyalty cards, just download Clutch for free. Load all your store loyalty cards and start shopping. Show the app at the store to get your savings.

You can also use the barcode scanner to compare prices, both local and online so you know you are always getting the best deal!

Ibotta

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 8.30.32 AMI have to admit I was a little slow to get on the Ibotta wagon. The idea of scanning/ taking a picture of my receipts did not appeal to me. But after seeing ALL my friends sharing it on Facebook I decided to give it a try.

It isn’t that hard to “earn coupons” by doing things like tweeting about the coupon or taking a poll. Each action only takes a few seconds and can earn you as much as $10 off a retail purchase.

If you love to coupon I highly recommend Ibotta because you can use Ibotta coupons with store discounts, essentially doubling your savings.

You can find Ibotta in-store rebates for Loft, Soma, White House Black Market, dELiA’s, The Body Shop, Sephora, and more.

Ibotta is available for IOS and Android. Download Ibotta today

PriceGrabber

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 3.51.38 PMPriceGrabber also allows you to compare prices on items you want to purchase right on your phone.

This app also has a barcode scanner which makes checking prices easy while you are shopping.

I haven’t compared the price comparison feature of Price Grabber and Clutch, so make sure you figure out which app is best for you or use them both!

It is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Cartwheel 

Target Cartwheel appI prefer apps that help me save no matter where I shop, but I can’t pass up a great way to save at Target since I spend a lot of time and money at that store!

With Cartwheel you can add Target offers on your phone or computer. No cutting coupons or forgetting them at home or work. When you shop at Target just show your barcode at the register and save.

You can use Cartwheel offers again and again. Hardcore couponers can stack them with other coupons, sales and your debit or credit REDcard reward savings.

Cartwheel is available on IOS and Android. Download Cartwheel today!

Coupon Sherpa

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 3.55.29 PMI use Coupon Sherpa whenever I’m out shopping (which is actually pretty rare- I love shopping online). Since I can’t stand clutter, I am always throwing out paper coupons.

With Coupon Sherpa I just check my phone while I’m standing in the store. If I find a discount I just show the cashier and save money.

Coupon Sherpa is also free and available on iPhone or Android.


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