Monthly Archive:: January 2016

Baskin Robbins $1.31 Ice Cream Scoops (TODAY Only)

Today (1/31) participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide will be offering up any scoop of ice cream (all regular and kids scoops) for just $1.31 and two-scoop sundaes for just $3.31!

For more information on the “Celebrate 31” promotion, visit here.

*This promotion will take place on the 31st day of every month throughout 2016*

Amazon Deals 1/30/2016

This Should Be Your Shopping Process (The Art of the Online Discount)



As the Holiday shopping season is now in full swing, here are some tips to consider before and after checking out:


Online Only

Make Sure To Get Cashback (and Other Rewards)

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  •  Shopping through eBates is a great option (gives you a percentage of money back for doing so).  New members get a free $10 gift card after their first purchase through Ebates.
See if there are any promo codes available to stack on

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  • RetailMeNot is a great resource for coupon and promo codes
  • Install the Honey browser extension that will automatically search for and apply available promo codes
See if there are any free shipping offers available

Bonus tips
  • You may receive discounts or coupons from retailers just by abandoning your shopping cart
  • Use price alerts – set up notifications about Amazon price changes using tools such as camelcamelcamel
  • Chat online – ask for a lower price or inquire about promotions/discounts using a retailer’s online instant chat service


In Store Only

Get rewarded for simply walking into stores
  • Install the Shopkick app on your phone to view all rewards and offers
See if there are any coupons available to stack on
  • Check out for printable coupons, coupon codes, loyalty coupons, and more


Both In Store and Online

Make Sure You Are Getting The Best Price (Find The Best Deals)

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  • Use Price Grabber to search for the item you are looking to purchase (i.e. Samsung 40″ TV) or use a phone app like Red Laser
  • InvisibleHand shows a discreet notification when there are lower prices available on a product (online browser extension)
  • There are also sites like Blue Kangaroo and Cost Shredder that are great resources in helping you get the best price
Be a Follower
  • Follow your favorite retailers on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks
  • Sign up for email alerts
  • Download their mobile apps as well and sign up for text alerts
Look for discounted gift cards
  •  Sites like (<- Get a $5 credit for using this link to sign up!) and offer many discounted gift cards below face value
  • eBay often has discounted gift cards available as well.  Here is one example: eBay Gift Card
  • Swagbucks has introduced a new site called MyGiftCardsPlus that will give you SBs for buying gift cards
Choose the best method of payment
  • Many credit cards companies offer cash back on purchases, so it may be wise to use them depending on the situation / circumstances
    • One example is the Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard (1% cashback)
  • Consider store credit cards as well — Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It
  • If shopping at Target, use your REDCard to save an extra 5% + Free Shipping (on order $25+)
    • Speaking of shipping, choose “Ship to Store” to save money if that option is available
Once your shopping is done…
  • Open your Ibotta phone app to find additional rebates for anything you bought
    • Keep your receipts! There are a number of apps that will pay you for a photo of your receipts, such as Yaarlo and Receipt Hog.
  • If you buy something and it goes on sale later, Paribus automatically works to get you money back
  • Link your credit card to Acorns to invest spare change automatically into a diversified portfolio


Are there any steps in the process I am missing that should be noted? Comment below!

Consumer Cellular January Updates

Highlights from the January 2016 newsletter:

Express Shipping Now Available

  • $10 for the first device ordered and $5 for any additional device (same order).
  • Order by phone
  • Delivered to your door within 1 to 2 business days

How-To Videos

  • Learn how to use your new cellphone with step by step directions, such as:
    • How to make a call
    • How to transfer your contacts
    • How to send a text message

Introducing the Huawei MediaPad *UPDATE: CURRENTLY $20 OFF for a limited time*

Consumer Cellular has recently released a new Android Tablet to their lineup.


  • Portable Internet access at 4G LTE speed
  • Video chatting
  • Taking pictures
  • Read books and watch movies


  • 9.6″ screen (large screen)
  • 800 x 1280 pixel display
  • Weights 1lb, 1/3″ thick
  • Battery life: 6.5 hours online / 12 hours offline
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor


  • $200 paid in full
  • $50 down & 6 payments of only $25

My experience with Consumer Cellular and its service has been great so far (have had it for just over a month).  If you’re interested in signing up or learning more, let me know (contact me).  Once you sign up, we’ll both get $10 in credit!

Target Shopping List 1/29/2016

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Target Shopping List


* All prices include 5% off with REDcard


This or That Pop•Tarts 12ct $2.75 each (3) (8.25 total)
Use the 50% off Strawberry This or That Pop•Tarts 12ct Cartwheel Savings Offer
+ Use the $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop•Tarts Toaster Pastries coupon found here
Final Price: $3.12 or $1.04 per box

Annie’s Pizza Poppers 5 oz $3.12 (regular price)
Use the 30% off Annie’s Frozen Pizza Snacks Cartwheel Offer (exp 1/30)
+ Use the $1/1 Annie’s Frozen Snack coupon found here
Final Price: $1.18

 Totino’s Frozen Multiserve Pizza 10/$10 (4 @ $4) (Sale thru 2/13)
Use the $1/4 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza coupon found here (use zip 61550)
Final Price: 75¢ each

 Naked Juice 15.2 oz 2/$5 (weekly deal)
Use the $1/1 Naked Juice Beverage 15.2 oz Target Mobile Coupon (text WELLNESS to 827438)
Final Price: $1.50

Stonyfield Oh My Yog! 6 oz Yogurt $1.29 each (2 @ $2.58 total)
Use the 50% off Stonyfield Single Serve Yogurt Cartwheel Savings Offer (will deduct $1.29)
+ Use Buy 1 Oh My Yog! 6oz yogurt, Get 1 FREE coupon found here (use zip 08003)
Final Price: 2 for FREE 1445030769_Fire

 Archer Farms Fresh Cut Vegetables 2/$5 (weekly deal)
Use the 5% off Archer Farms Fresh Vegetables Cartwheel Offer (exp (1/30)
+ Use the $1 off Archer Farms purchase of $5 or more Target Mobile Coupon (text WELLNESS to 827438)

Buy 2 Select Tyson Frozen Chicken Items = FREE Select 2-Liter of Soda (weekly deal)
Use the $2.50/2 Tyson AnyTizers Snacks or Chicken Strips coupon found in the 1/17 SS (exp 3/13)

Select Pepsi Brand Sodas 16.9 oz 6-pks 2/$5 (thru 2/13)
Use the 20% off Pepsi 6 pk 16.9 oz Flavors Cartwheel Offer (exp 2/7)
Final Price: $2 per 6 pack

Misc Items

Children’s Dimetapp 4 oz $5.30 (2 @ $10.60)
Use two $1/1 Dimetapp product coupons found here
Pay $8.60, Get back a FREE $5 Target gift card
Final Price: $3.60 or $1.80 each

Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush + Built-In Pen $12.99 (regular price)
Use the 50% off Colgate Sensitive Brush + Pen Cartwheel Offer (exp 1/30)
+ Use the $1.50/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush & Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen coupon found here
Final Price: $4.99

Buy 3 Burt’s Bees Items = FREE $5 Target Gift Card (weekly deal)

Buy 15 Select Baby Foods = FREE $5 Target Gift Card (weekly deal)

Gerber, Gerber Graduates, Plum, Happy Tot & Earths Best

Deal Idea:
Buy 15 Up & Up baby food pouches $0.89 each (Pay $13.35)
Use the $1 Off Up & Up purchase of $5 or More Target Mobile Coupon (text WELLNESS to 827438) (exp 1/30)
Get back a FREE $5 Target gift card
Final Price: $7.35 or $0.49 per pouch


  $10 Blu-Rays (Reg. Up To $39.99)

Trainwreck [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD]

+ You can get $2 back whenever you purchase the Hotel Transylvania 2 DVD or Blu-ray ($10) (exp 2/6)

+ a possible peelie coupon for a FREE medium drink and popcorn in the Target Cafe


Clearance Items To Look For

Minion Dolls $14.99 (reg. $49.99)

Fred Tea Infusers (Slow Brew and Octeapus) $2.98 (reg. $9.99)

Holmes Ultrasonic Humidifier $8.98 (reg. $29.99)

Swimways Kelsyus 4-in-1 Game – $23.98 (reg $79.99)

DPCI #091-16-0495
Space Pod
Makedo Cardboard Construction Space Pod $23.98 (reg $79.99)
DPCI # 087-15-0325

Pulse Performance RK9 Electric Scooter – Black/Neon Yellow

Pulse Performance RK9 ElectricScooter  $29.98 (reg $99.99)

DPCI # 082-07-1128

Amazon: $19 Off Lego City Trains Train Station


LEGO City Trains Train Station 60050 Building Toy

Only $45.99 (List Price: $64.99)

FREE Tickets to “Eddie the Eagle”







Click the image above for details on how to get FREE passes to see an advanced screening of Eddie the Eagle!

Please note: This offer is available only in select cities.

Auntie Anne’s BOGO Free Pretzel


Buy One Pretzel, Get One Free!

Courtesy of RetailMeNot.  Click on image for coupon 🙂

Good through Feb 12th




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