Two Spring Scarves for $11.94 Shipped from Cents of Style!

cents of style spring scarves

I own and love several scarves from Cents of Style, so I’m always up for sharing when they have a great sale like today’s Style Steal. Today only (Monday, 4/20) get a floral print scarf for $8.95 + FREE shipping with coupon code SPRINGSTEALS. Choose from Ivory/Orange, Mint/Tan, or Light Gray/Pink.

cents of style add-on

Plus, as you’re checking out you’ll see a pop-up to add a rose print infinity scarf to your order for $2.99. If you do this, you’ll pay less than $12 to have both scarves shipped to your door! I’m thinking Mother’s Day gift for this one as my mom loves scarves. :)


Zulily: Dollie & Me Dress Sets as low as $9.99

If you’re looking for something absolutely stinkin’ cute to give to your daughter for a birthday gift (or even to save for Christmas), check out the Dollie & Me dress sale currently going on at Zulily.

My daughter got one of these dress sets for Christmas a couple of years ago. Not only was the set absolutely adorable, I also found it was well-made and held up well for the Christmas Eve church service that year.

Items are selling out quickly, so I wouldn’t delay if you’re interested! Here are some of my favorites from this sale:

Blue & Green Angel-Sleeve Fairy Dress & Doll Dress - Girls

Blue & Green Angel-Sleeve Fairy Dress & Doll Dress – Girls or Hot Pink Princess Dress Set & Doll Outfit – Girls: $9.99 (reg. $34)

Red & Black Plaid Dress & Doll Dress - Girls

Red & Black Plaid Dress & Doll Dress – Girls: $9.99 (reg. $50)

Light Pink Princess Dress Set & Doll Outfit - Girls

Light Pink Princess Dress Set & Doll Outfit – Girls: $9.99 (reg. $34)

Head to Zulily to check out the full sale!


Krispy Kreme: Buy a dozen doughnuts, get a dozen FREE (April 28th)

Krispy Kreme Doughnut LogoMark your calendars: on April 28th (that’d be next Tuesday), Krispy Kreme stores will be offering buy one, get one free dozen original glazed doughnuts! Krispy Kreme is doing this to honor “everyday heroes.” (The idea being, you can share doughnuts with the heroes in your life – whether it’s a teacher, parent, friend, or favorite blogger. :)

This offer is good at participating US/Canada stores only. For that reason, you may wish to call your local store prior to April 28th to ensure they are participating. Limited to stock at hand.

For more information, please visit



*HOT* Kindle Fire HD 7″ $79 Today Only (reg. $139 – $70 off!) – Lowest Price!

Kindle Fire HD 7"

If you’ve been holding out for a deal on the Kindle Fire HD, I’ve got one for you. The catch? It’s good today only, so you’ll want to act now!

Head to Amazon today (Monday, April 20th) and you can snag the popular Fire HD 7, 7″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB  for just $79! This model is regularly $139, so that’s a whopping $60 off. It also happens to be the lowest price its ever been on Amazon – including over last Black Friday/Cyber Week season.

do not consider myself a tech gadget person AT ALL, but I do love my Kindle Fire! It has gotten so much use and was worth every penny. I’ve found it’s an extremely versatile device. Here are just a few of the ways I’ve used mine:

  • Streaming through Amazon Instant Video. Because I’m an Amazon Prime member, I have instant access to many FREE TV shows and movies. I’ve been on a documentary kick lately, and there are many interesting choices to take advantage of for free! I’ve even been known to prop up my Kindle in the bathroom to watch a movie while I soak in the tub!
  • Reading. Yes, I actually do use my Kindle as a reader. I’ve used mine to read some of our book club selections including Stephen King’s 11/22/63 and Housseini’s And the Mountains Echoed.
  • Entertainment for Kids. Sometimes I’ll let the kids play free games, enjoy free ebooks, or watch kid shows through Amazon Instant Video.
  • Airplane Rides. I love packing my Kindle on the airplane for reading and watching movies! And, in October 2013, the FAA determined that electronic devices such as the Kindle are safe to use in airplane mode from gate-to-gate! So you could use it the entire duration of your trip.

Of course, I also love that it’s portable. It can easily fit in my purse for use at the gym while I’m working out, or while I’m waiting for the kids to get home from school. It goes with me to book club, while traveling, or waiting for my son at soccer practice. All in all, it’s a great device! It’s also a lot less expensive than other tablets. If you’re just looking for something to enjoy media on, you might consider going with a Kindle.

If you are interested, *this* is the deal I’d steer you towards. I’m not sure when we might see a price this low again on a new (not refurbished) model. Head to Amazon to snag yours today.


5 Things We Did to Save Money on My Son’s Birthday Party

5 Tips for Saving Money on Kids' Birthday Parties

We celebrated my son’s 9th birthday last weekend (seriously – where does the time go?) and invited a few of his friends over for a party. Not only was the party a huge success, I was rather pleased with some of the ways I was able to do it on a budget. Of course, I wanted to share some of these ideas with you today!

Here are 5 tips for saving money on your next birthday party.

Tip #1: Scour the Dollar Store!

Birthday Party Supplies at the Dollar Store

My son was the one to suggest we hit up the Dollar Store for party supplies. Of course! Why didn’t I think of that?!

We found a LOT of items you’d pay much more for at a specialty party store including plates, cups, napkins, small treats, goodies, and more. I was tickled to find the sports-themed plates pictured above.

Happy Birthday Banner - Dollar Store

Check out this “Happy Birthday” banner I found at the Dollar Store!

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Top 10 Target Deals: Week of 4/19-4/25

Target 4.19.15

Check out this week’s Top 10 Target Deals! Every Monday we round up the best advertised and unadvertised deals of the week matched up with any applicable coupons and savings opportunities, with a special thanks to All Things Target for the highlights.

Paper Mate Ballpoint Pens, 10 ct $1.02
Sharpie Black Permanent Markers, 2 ct $1.97
Paper Mate Profile Pens, 2 ct $1.99
Uni-Ball Gel Pens, 2 pk $2.99
$1/1 Target coupon from 4/12 SmartSource
Bottom line: as low as $0.02

Speed Stick Gear Deodorant $3.89-$3.99
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Stack with 25% off Target Cartwheel
And stack with $2/1 coupon from 4/19 SmartSource
Bottom line: as low as $0.17

Wet n Wild Lipstick $0.99
Wet n Wild Nail Polish $1.69
$0.75/1 coupon from 4/19 SmartSource
Bottom line: as low as $0.24

Gevalia Premium Iced Coffee Drink $1.99-$2.19
25% off Target Cartwheel
Stack with $1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $0.49

Seventh Generation Dish Soap, 25 oz $2.69
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Stack with 5% off Target Cartwheel
And stack with $1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $0.61

Yoplait Greek Yogurt Cups $1.02
$1/5 Target printable coupon
And stack with $1/5 printable coupon
Bottom line: $0.62 each when you buy 5

Tom’s of Maine Children’s Toothpaste $2.89
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Stack with $1/1 coupon from 4/19 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.89

Horizon Sandwich Crackers $3.49
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Stack with 10% off Target Cartwheel
And stack with B1G1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $0.95 each when you buy 2

Tide Liquid Detergent, 75 oz $9.99
Buy 2, Get $5 Target Gift Card
$1/2 Target coupon from 4/12 Red Plum
Stack with two $1/1 printable coupons
Bottom line: $5.99 each when you buy 2

up & up Cetirizine Allergy Relief Tablets, 30 ct $8.99
5% off Target Cartwheel
Bottom line: $8.54

Be sure to head to All Things Target to find even more Target deals!


Fred Meyer Customer Appreciation Week Ad: 4/19 – 4/25

Fred Meyer Customer Appreciation Sale Ad

I’m really excited for the upcoming ad week for Fred Meyer because it’s their Customer Appreciation Week! This means you’ll enjoy low prices throughout the store. Plus, there is a coupon at the top of the ad where you can earn Double Rewards Points on your purchases (make sure to clip it!). If you have a Fred Meyer in your neck of the woods, you’re definitely going to want to pop by this week to take advantage of some of these hot prices.

If you are new to shopping at Fred Meyer or would like to move from casual shopper to pro shopper, read my Fred Meyer Shopping Guide. You might also want to check out the Extra Savings deals that are good all month long. Finally, I always encourage you to peruse the before heading to the store – there are always some fantastic ecoupons worth downloading there!

As usual, my favorite deals have been highlighted in red. 

Boneless Petite Sirloin Steaks

Fred Meyer Milk or Orange Juice
$0.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)

Assorted Pork Loin Chops or Pork Country Style Spare Ribs

2 lb Strawberries

Doritos or Ruffles Family Size
$2 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Quaker Cap’n Crunch or Life Cereal
10.3-15 oz, Quaker Granola Bars, 5-8 pk or Ocean Spray Juice Cocktail, 64 fl oz; Any Variety
$1.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)
Stack with $1/3 Quaker Granola Bars coupon from 4/12 Red Plum
Bottom line: as low as $1.33 each

Country Oven Bread or Buns
$1.50 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)

Marie Callender’s or Healthy Choice Entreé
$1.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)

Tyson Boneless Chicken Breasts
Strips, Tenders or Thighs, Frozen, 2.25-2.7 lb
$6.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Land O’ Frost Lunch Meat, 16 oz
$3.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)
Stack with $0.75/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $3.24

Prilosec OTC, 42 ct
$20.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Stack with $2/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $18.99

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Earth Day Freebies 2015


Earth Day Freebies 2015

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day, which means you can snag some great freebies and offers out there! Please note that these offers are good on select days only and some may be while supplies last. As always, I encourage you to phone ahead to inquire if your store is participating (or to check on quantities left) before making a special trip out.

Nationwide Earth Day Freebies & Deals

Amazon: Download a free interactive Earth Day children’s storybook.

Amazon: The highly rated Earth Day, Birthday! eBook is currently available for $1.99 on Amazon for Kindle (list price $3.99).

Anthropologie: Kids ages 5 to 10 can stop by for a free Rainforest Crafts for Kids event. Dates and times vary by location.

Care2: Check out a number of free Earth Day e-cards you can send to a loved one.

earth month tumbler

Caribou Coffee: Buy this Earth Month tumbler in stores or online and get unlimited coffee refills for free all April long.

Earth Day Events: Check this list of Earth Day events to see what’s going on in your neck of the woods.

evos milkshake

EVOS: Come in for a free organic milkshake on April 22.

GlassDharma: Take the quiz (click on the straw’s badge) to get a free glass straw. You will need to pay $3 postage.

National Parks: Get free entrance to all National Parks from April 18-19. For more information and to see the list of parks, please visit the National Parks website.

Pottery Barn Kids: Stop by to decorate biodegradable pots and plant seeds for free on April 21 at 11am. Space is limited – call your store to RSVP.

Seattle/Tacoma Earth Day Events

Beacon Food Forest (Seattle): Saturday, April 18 from 10am-2pm is the next Community Work Party. It’s open to all ages, and lunch and hot drinks are provided (a $2-$5 donation is suggested). Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves and a water bottle.

Carkeek Park (Seattle): The annual Earth Day event is Saturday, April 18 from 10am-2pm. Activities include volunteer projects, nature walk with a park naturalist, and more.

IslandWood (Bainbridge Island): Explore the woods with the Afternoon on the Trails event on April 19 from 1-5pm and consult with the Ask the Naturalist panel to determine what you’ve discovered. Maps will be available, and greeters can suggest a route that is suitable for your family and abilities.

Lewis Creek Park (Bellevue): Join the Pacific Science Center staff and other organizations for the Arbor Day-Earth Day Family Festival and community tree-planting celebration from 11am-1:30pm on April 18. The Pacific Science Center will also have special activities and an Earth Day Membership package on Earth Day.

Seattle Children’s Museum: Take a free monorail tour with the price of admission. More details here.

Squak Mountain Trail (Issaquah): Sign up to spend the afternoon helping to clear out invasive ivy on April 18. Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided.

Tacoma Nature Center: Check out the free Earth Day & Beyond! event on April 18 from 12-4pm. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

If you’re aware of an offer I’ve missed, please feel free to share by leaving a comment. Thanks!

boot planters

Need a fun Earth Day craft? Check out this Earth Day Craft: Boot Planters I made with my daughter’s old rainboots!


Cents of Style Fashion Friday: 50% off Black & White Graphic Accessories (4/17 only)

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- Black & White- 50% off & FREE SHIPPING
Did you know every Friday is Fashion Friday at Cents of Style? That means you can find a new, deeply discounted offer each week! This week’s deal is a lot of fun: score 50% off select black & white graphic accessories when you use coupon code BLACK101 at checkout. Plus, all Fashion Friday orders will ship free – no minimum purchase required.

Some of the items I found included – a ballerina tulle skirt ($29.98 after the sale), a bangle set ($7.49 after the sale), and a pair of cream velvet pumps ($19.99).

Remember, this offer is good today only (Friday, April 17th). Some items may be in limited quantities, so I encourage you to shop early for the best selection. Head to Cents of Style to see what you can find!


*UPDATED* Great Wolf Lodge on Groupon – as low as $139/night for a 6-person suite + $25 resort credit!

Great Wolf Lodge Groupon

I just found Great Wolf Lodge Groupon deals for other locations – see below!

Groupon is running another offer on Great Wolf Lodge! This particular offer is strong if you have a larger family and/or enjoy staying in the larger, themed family suites. Here are the starting rate breakdowns (Grand Mound, WA location):

Options include:

  • $219+/night for a Wolf Den Suite (1 queen bed, sofa sleeper, and bunk beds with daily water park wristbands for 6)
  • $219+/night for a KidKamp Suite (1 queen bed, sofa sleeper, and bunk beds with daily water park wristbands for 6)
  • $239+/night for a KidCabin Suite (1 queen bed, sofa sleeper, day bed, and bunk beds with daily water park wristbands for 7)
  • $299+/night for a Grand Bear Suite (1 king bed, 2 queen beds, and a sofa sleeper with daily water park wristbands for 8)

All options include a $25 resort credit per night, and dates are available to book into July. Note that you’re allowed to enter the water park at 1pm on the day you check in and stay until close on the day you check out. You can book at these prices through April 30.

Want to stay at a different Great Wolf Lodge location? Check out these deals through Groupon:

Other fine print:

Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased. Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable. Additional fees: $19.99 plus tax daily resort fee added at purchase Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.