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5 Creative and Affordable Valentine’s Date Ideas! (Plus, WIN Tickets to Moviehouse & Eater!!!)

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Yep, it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day. The holiday created by Hallmark and Hershey’s designed to pressure people into spending too much money, in order to create a magical and memorable Valentine’s date.

But there’s no need to break the bank. Here’s my list of Five Affordable and Creative Valentine’s Date Ideas to help you save some cash, but still deliver an unforgettable time with your special someone….

1. Record a love song for your Valentine with the cool app, Songify. Just speak into your smartphone, and Songify will turn your words into a song, with a melody and reprise. Head over to the iTunes Store and download it for just $2.99.

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2. Go on a Grocery Store Dash! I created a fun list of advertising slogans for the food items you’ll need to create a special meal...

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Which Super Bowl commercial was your favorite???

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I loved the Doritos one with the mom getting a sonogram. And the PuppyMonkeyBaby spot for Mountain Dew was really weird, but kind of funny.

And did you see the commercial for Death Wish Coffee in the 3rd quarter? The small company actually won that 30-second commercial spot as part of a contest held by software maker Intuit. FYI…the coffee is sold on Amazon and claims to be the STRONGEST coffee in the world. Scared of that!

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Be a Winner Like Peyton Manning! (Last chance to enter….$100 Kroger Gift & Football Slow Cooker Giveaway)

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Way to go Broncos!!! That was a fun game to watch and a nice ending to Peyton Manning’s amazing career…although he hasn’t made an announcement or anything.

If you haven’t already, be sure to enter to win a $100 Kroger Gift Card and Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker. Go HERE to sign up.

Then come back and watch this Manning classic…

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Groupon: Extra $10 off ANY Local Beauty & Spa Services Deal!

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Through tomorrow (2/9) on Groupon, take $10 off any one Local Massage or Facial Deal when you use the promo code POSH10 at checkout.

This is a great way to score a deal on a laser hair removal, massage, haircut and color, manicures, and more!

Valid on up to three deals!

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CVS Coupon Deals and Matchups 2/7 – 2/13

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New to CVS shopping? Be sure to read my CVS 101 post to better understand their Extra Bucks program.  I also recommend printing the CVS corporate coupon policy and keeping it with you in case an issue should arise.

Here are a few of my favorite deals this week….

Buy any 3 American Greetings Cards = $2 EB (limit 1)
NOTE – This deal may be regional so make sure and check your ad online before heading out.
Deal Scenario:
Buy 3 American Greetings Great Cards $0.99
Total $2.97
Use the $2/3 American Greetings Cards CVS store coupon found here
Pay $1
Get back $2 EB
Final cost all 3 cards for Free + a $1 moneymaker!

Spend $30 on select Scott or Cottonelle Products = $10 EB (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 5 Cottonelle 18 rolls $6.99
Total – $34.95
Use 4 $0.55/1 Cottonelle Toliet Paper 9-ct...

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Walgreens Coupon Matchups & Deals 2/7 – 2/13

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New to Walgreens shopping? Be sure to read my Walgreens 101 post to better understand their Register Rewards and Balance Rewards programs.  I also recommend printing Walgreens corporate coupon policy and keeping it with you, in case an issue should arise.

Glade Alternating Fragrance Starter Kit, Sense & Spray Starters or Plug Ins Scented Oil Refills 2 pack $4.99, Earn $2 RR
– $3/1 Glade Automatic Spray Starter Kit Coupon (2/7 SS) OR
– $1/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin or Triple Refill Coupon (2/7 SS)
= FREE – $1.99

Glade Automatic Spray Kit, Wax Melt Warmer or Candle $7.49, Earn $1.50 RR
– $2/1 Glade Automatic Spray Starter Kit iBotta Deposit AND
– $3/1 Glade Automatic Spray Starter Kit Coupon (2/7 SS)
– $2/1 Glade Wax Melt Warmer iBotta Deposit AND
– $3/1 Glad...

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Raise: FREE $5 Credit = $10 Gift Cards for Chili’s, Michaels, Bass Pro as low as $3!

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Have you signed up for Raise??? It’s a great place to score discounted gift cards!

First-time shoppers can go HERE and get a FREE $5 credit in their account. Plus, use promo code TAKE5 to get an extra 5% off your purchase of the following gift cards:

  • CVS Pharmacy
  • T.J. Maxx,
  • Bath & Body Works
  • JCPenney
  • Banana Republic
  • Michaels
  • Taco Bell
  • Aeropostale
  • Chili’s
  • Ross
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Payless Shoes
  • Bass Pro Shops®
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • The Limited
  • Krispy Kreme®
  • ULTA
  • TGI Fridays
  • Uno Chicago Grill.

Shop around and see what you can find.  I like to sort by “Value” then go to the last page, to see the cheapest gift cards available. I saw you can get a $10 Chili’s gift card for only $3.98 after the code and FREE credit or a $10 Michael’s gift card for only $2.97 or $10 Bass Pro Gift ca...

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Checkout 51: Earn Cash Back for Grocery Purchases – Offers for Hormel, Minute Rice, Marie Callenders, Halls Cough Drops & More

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Checkout 51 is an easy way to earn money on the brands you buy, just by using your smartphone or home computer.

How Checkout 51 works:

1. Browse your offers and buy products at any store.
2. Upload your receipt using Checkout 51.
3. They’ll confirm your purchase and credit your account.
4. When your account reaches $20, you can cash out and a check is sent via postal mail.

Ready to start getting cash back?  Go here to sign up.  It’s FREE!



We get new offers every thursday. Offers vary, but here are a few I got this week:

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Amazon: Graco Relay Click Connect Baby Jogging Stroller only $189.99! (Reg $329.99)

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Hit the streets (and maybe hit your weight loss goals) with this Graco Relay Click Connect Jogging Stroller for only $189.99 shipped (Reg $329.99) on Amazon!

As a comparison, it’s currently selling for $279.99 at Walmart.

About the Product
  • All the convenience accessories are included in this ultimate performance jogger, so there’s nothing more to buy
  • Pneumatic tires and a locking front-swivel wheel with tracking are built to handle all of your jogs while staying active with baby
  • Jogging strollers premium suspension system offers high-grade performance for a smooth ride on any terrain
  • Breathable, premium tech fabrics are upgraded for your child’s comfort and feature reflective piping for added visibility in low light
  • One-second, one-hand fold provides the ultimate in convenience fo...
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“Good Morning Texas” Segment: Super Bowl Savings Tips, plus Win a $100 Kroger Gift Card and Slow Cooker!

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According to the National Retail Federation, this year, the average Super Bowl party will cost the host $82.19, which is the highest in the survey’s history. I shared some “Super Bowl Party Hacks” on Good Morning Texas to help you get your cost way down. Watch the segment HERE

Scroll down for even more tips, and enter to WIN a $100 Kroger gift card and 6 Qt. Stay or Go Slow Cooker from Nebraska Furniture Mart.

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*HOT* Walmart: Apple iPad Air 16GB $299 w/ FREE Shipping! (Reg $399)

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Right now, Walmart has Apple iPad Airs (16GB, WiFi) for only $299 w/ FREE Shipping (Reg. $399)! As a price comparison, this is currently selling for $399 at Best Buy and$341.99 at Amazon.

Need more storage? Walmart also has the Apple iPad Air 32GB WiFi for only $349 + Free Shipping – currently $449 a t Best Buy and$402.98 at Amazon!

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(Thanks, Free Stuff Finder!)
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Main Event Entertainment: $5 Bowling through February 26th!

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Now through Feb. 26th, visit Main Event Entertainment and bowl for just $5 per person, per game

Valid times/days:

  • All day on Sunday
  • Tuesday through Friday
  • Monday from open to 4 p.m.
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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Add 50 Bonus Points (Coupons, Rewards, Recipes and MORE!)

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Have you joined Kellogg’s Family Rewards?  It’s FREE and you can earn lots of great prizes and high-value coupons.

Go HERE then enter the bonus codes 25PTBIGGAMEBONUS and CELEBRATEGAMEDAY to instantly get a total of 50 more points!

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