Fun with National Day: Today is National Argyle Day!

file0001631089542.jpgI bought this calendar a few weeks ago, and it lists several non-holiday “days” each day. I thought I’d share some with you each month.

I love “National Days“- they are so much fun, and some of them are really silly. It’s a great way to get the kids out of a funk, especially when there are no holidays or fun days for a long stretch of time. It’s also a fun way to teach kids little facts. For example, Pancake Day usually coincides with the start of Lent (Shrove Tuesday) .

Today is Argyle day. We are all celebrating by wearing argyle socks. Mr. has a vast array of argyle socks. I bought him these last year.

It’s also national Bubble Bath Day! The kids will be celebrating later with a “disco bath”- that’s a bubble bath with a few glow sticks thrown in. Even the big kid can’t resist a disco bath. In addition to this bubble bath, which the kids love, the big kid is a fan of these bath bombs.

Friday the 10th is Houseplant appreciation day, I’m not sure what we’ll do to celebrate, but if I figure it out, I’ll post about it on Facebook or Instagram.

Cents of Style: Jagger & Joanna Boyfriend Tee 2 For $20 & FREE SHIPPING!

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Cents of Style is ending the year with a deal that I am in love with!  Everyone’s favorite boyfriend tee in both the short sleeve (JAGGER) and long sleeve version (JOANNA) are on sale for only $10.00 each SHIPPED when you purchase 2 or more! This event will run from 12/31/19-1/2/20 at midnight!

Here are all the details:

Joanna & Jagger Boyfriend Tee
Reg. Price- $24.95
Sale Price- $10.00 & FREE SHIPPING when 2 + are purchased!
Coupon Code- JJBASICS
Dates Valid: 12/31-1/2/20
Sizes: S-3XL, TONS OF Colors

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I’ve already ordered 4! I love these shirts. They look great with jeans and leggings!

Tips to Reign In and Out Of Control Family Budget: Shopping Around to Save!

683459ee810703fe032903d2443bf58d.jpgToday I’ll be sharing some ways to save money that takes a little more work but can definitely pay off in the end.

For some of us, this may seem like too much work, and that’s ok. Just because it’s something that my family does, doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone.

Insurance: Most companies offer a discount if you have more than one kind of policy. Example: State Farm offers a Multi-line discount. If you have your cars and another type of insurance (homeowners/renters/condo insurance, or a life insurance policy).

Some insurance companies serve a specific audience- for example, USAA is an insurance company for active duty or retired military. Because they serve a specific audience, they offer very competitive rates.

When you shop for insurance, have copies of all of the policies that you want to compare. That will help you see apples to apples. You can’t compare and try to save money if you don’t know what you’ve got. This is also a great time to go over all of your coverages and see if you need to increase or decrease coverages.

Due to state and federal regulations, you usually can’t shop for health insurance unless it’s open enrollment or you’ve had a qualifying life event (married, divorced, had a baby, retired, lost your job, etc.). Luckily, Tis the Season for open enrollment! We purchased insurance through the state exchange a few years back, before we had employer-sponsored insurance. It was not too difficult to navigate, and there are discounts available for a lot of people!

Cell Phones: This is my least favorite activity, but it can a money saver. Once again- have a copy of your contract or a copy of a recent bill that outlines everything your plan covers before you get started. If you are looking for a pre-paid plan, Tello has some great money-saving plans!

Internet: I hate dealing with our internet service provider. I always feel like they are trying to upsell me, no matter why I am calling in. We’re looking at changing our plan soon. The big kids school recently sent home information regarding a program that Cox offers called Connect2Compete. For those families that have qualifying social service(s), Cox can provide internet service for $9.95/month! That’s a great deal.

 

Talk Back: I’d love to hear your success story! Share how much you’ve saved by shopping around for your insurance, cell phone service, or internet service.

12/20/19 Freebie Friday!

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This is the last freebie Friday before Christmas! I’ve tried to include a variety of fun samples, events, and a couple deals.

Freebies:

Deals:

 

Last-Minute Gifts at Gazelle!

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Gazelle is a great place to pick up a last-minute gift or two.

Now through December 22nd, they can get FREE EXPEDITED SHIPPING (2-3 business day) on orders $300+ at Gazelle! Pick up a new to you phone or tablet!

They’ve got a great Trade-In promotion: Get an EXTRA 10% bonus on iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, Galaxy S9 & S9+, iPhone XR, and iPad Pro (all models) valued at $75+ at Gazelle (12/17-12/24)

Maybe you don’t have anything to trade-in, but you still need a deal- YEAR END SALE: Get 15% Off Select Products at Gazelle (12/18-12/31)

I like Gazelle because we can trade-in our old phones and get a discount on a newer phone (or tablet). We are getting the kids a previously owned iPad for Christmas. I’ve already loaded their favorite games and apps (PBS Kids FTW!), and ordered a case that can handle kiddos.

Talk Back: What technology are purchasing or hoping to receive for the holidays?

 

 

Cents of Style 50% off Site Wide TODAY ONLY!

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The peeps over at Cents of Style are hooking us all up with a 50% off sitewide all day… TODAY ONLY!

The Coupon code is HALFOFF and it’s valid 12/16/19 ONLY. Oh, and not only is everything half off, but you score FREE SHIPPING TOO!

Here are a few of my favorite items that make GREAT GIFTS:

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This Shirt might be my favorite…

Since everything is half price, it’s the perfect time to stock up on new jewelry, and accessories!

Scout by Warby Parker $5 Contact Lens Trial!

We love Warby Parker– They have great deals on glasses that are very sturdy and can withstand roughhousing with kids (ask me how I know!).

I just found out about Scout– their contact lens line. Scout is a comfortable, breathable, and affordable daily contact lens—made from a super-moist material that resists drying for lasting hydration and comfort.

Order a 6-day trial pack for only $5—and then receive a $5 promo code that can be applied toward your next eyeglasses, sunglasses, contacts, or accessories order.

If you wear glasses. you should check out this freebie deal for free eyeglass cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

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