Last Minute Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation

This next week is teacher appreciation week and a few weeks later, the end of the school year. It always sneaks up on me and I’m never quite sure what to do to say “Thank You” to the people who spend their days loving, leading and teaching my children.

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I put together a little list of some last minute gift ideas, things that you could have in your hands by the end of next week to gift teachers OR if you’d rather wait until the end of the school year, then you’ll totally be overachieving.

Feed My Starving Children Artisan Gifts:

Handmade by women in the very villages FMSC is committed to helping, these gifts are not only great to give to the receiver but they give back to the artist as well. My top picks:

Hemp Daisies:

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Just one of these daisies {available for $6} provides 13 meals. Buy a bunch of six and you’ve provided 67 meals to children in Haiti.

Metal Art by Claudy:

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Claudy, the artisan in Haiti, has been creating metal art for FMSC for 11 years. You can purchase this for $65 and your purchase provides 145 meals.

Lots more handmade goods are available at your local Feed My Starving Children or online.

Shutterfly Book:

Chaperone a few field trips this year? Have access to class photos or a way to team up with other parents? Compile classroom photos and make teacher a special memory book. Never made one before and not even sure how to start? Use my link and your first one is FREE! {this offer is only good for first time Shutterfly customers.} Existing customers can shop here.

Candles: 

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I am super picky about candles but if I gift candles they are either the Volcano candle at Anthropologie or Mrs. Meyer’s candles.

Handmade cards and notes from kids:

From what I’ve heard teachers do NOT need one more “best teacher ever” mug but love reading how their teaching has affected you or their student. Have your son or daughter write a note or you write a note and tell the teacher why you are grateful for them.

Need a specialty card? Check out my friend Jenny’s collection {ThreeLetterBirds}.

Coffee: Unless teacher doesn’t like coffee, I don’t think you can go wrong with a coffee gift card {confession: this tends to be my go-to.}

Succulents:

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Succulent plants are SO in right now and are relatively inexpensive, can go anywhere and super easy to take care of. Stop by your local nursery {My favorites are: 101 Market and Schulte’s Nursery} and pick a few up, add a little stake with a kind note and you’re set.

 

Do you give teacher gifts during teacher appreciation week or do you wait until the end of the school year? Or do you do both? What’s your go-to gift idea?

 

Last Chance for the FREE Grove Collaborative Every Day Luxury Package

The team at Grove Collaborative (formerly ePantry) has put together this incredible Mrs. Meyer’s  Everyday Luxury Set set for my followers — for FREE.

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The set feels like something you’d get as a gift from a chic friend, or maybe you’d gift it to a busy mom or someone you know who could use a sweet pick me up. It includes a lovely Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap, Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, Mrs. Meyer’s Candle, and Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges. So pretty and useful. {All products I have and use in my home.}

My favorite scents are Lavender, Lemon Verbana and Bluebell.

If you’re new to Grove Collaborative, you’ll get this set FREE + free shipping when you use my link and spend $20. There are so many beautiful, healthy household products to choose from at Grove Collaborative.

With a few clicks, I can choose my favorite products and scents, customize my shipments, and have them delivered right to my door (carbon offset, of course).

If you’re already a Grove Collaborative subscriber, they want to pamper you too! You’ll get a free Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap with your next order when you use this link.

There are a limited number of sets available, and this offer is only good while supplies last or until Sunday, May 1 — so grab yours now. Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You’ll receive the Mrs. Meyer’s Everyday Luxury Set for free when you sign up!
  1. Answer 4 quick questions about your home. This takes under 30 seconds, and Grove Collaborative will use this to customize your first basket.
  1. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items. {Don’t want things? Take them out. Want more of something? Simply add it.}
  1. To receive this offer, your order needs to total at least $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.

5. Click “Finish & Pay” and place your order.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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On Loving the Teenage Years.

I always thought I would be more sad as my kids moved from little to big. That I’d miss the nursing and the carrying and the sippy cups and carseats.

Perhaps I just haven’t had time to miss these stages. In our 12 year marriage I’ve spent 5.25 years either pregnant or nursing. Perhaps the shift of the stages hasn’t been as evident. It’s not that I am glad to move from these stages, it’s just I enjoy the next one as we get to it.

It’s always sweet and bitter to watch change and growth happen. Some stages are better than others. I couldn’t do the newborn stage again but J could. I could do age four over and over and over again and J would rather poke his eyeballs out. The jury is still out on age 10 and our almost three year old has staked full claim on the littlest little.

Often as a society and within the world we live, we talk about teenagers as if they have just landed from a foreign planet that we’ve never been to.

{We have. I promise.}

But here’s the thing, maybe it’s because I was just a teenager last week {kind of} or maybe it’s because I’m stepmom to teens, but I actually enjoy our teenagers.

No, it’s not perfect. There’s plenty of conflict and disagreement. Just yesterday morning M and I went head to head over yogurt.

YOGURT, people.

But I often say M is my right hand girl, always ready to help me and loves big and she is always up for a walk or a trip to the coffee shop.

I also love the engaging conversations we have, I love the discourse, I love the political discussions and the watching them come into their own with what they believe and why they believe it. M often surprises me with her understanding of the world around her and the ideas she has, I love that she can articulate what she believes and why. I love that T asks questions about this or that or who or why. I don’t ever want to tell them what to think or that the way I do it, say it, believe, is right. I hope my life speaks those things but they’ve got to come into it on their own. Even if that means I’m singing to worship songs or Meghan Trainor in the driver seat and T’s listening to Eminem on his phone in the passenger seat. I am me and he is he.

We worked through what I like to call the “icky’s” – the power struggles and value conflicts and friend dramas- all those icky stages between 12-14, give or take a year, and we had to work hard. Hard. I remember both T and M being so mad that we would ask questions and have hard conversations and I always said, we will never regret working through those stages.

And we don’t.

Because of this.

Two times today. TWICE. I was doubled over in laughter with T.

At one point as we shopped for his new glasses, I joked about his wrinkled shirt {clearly an effect of him doing his own laundry} and he was laughing as he said we need a new dryer because his clothes are always wrinkled, even though no one else’s are and another guy nearby said, “I used to have that same problem.”

T and I looked at each other and laughed. My eyes were crying, I was laughing so hard and as we left the eye clinic I said, “this is it, T, this is it.”

“What?!” he looked at me like I had two heads as I SnapChat-ed a pic of him to his mom.

This is what we worked for. We made it through the “icky’s” for this. Raising kids you actually like? You actually enjoy spending time with? That want to hang out with you?

It’s pretty much a parents dream come true

Don’t dread the teenage years. Nourish the kids you’re growing so you like each other later. Fight them tooth and nail when it matters so that someday they choose YOU over looking at their phone. Do these things, work past the icky’s and I promise, you’ll never regret it.

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Four Things to Know about Diary of a Wimpy Kid at Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis

Last night H and I saw the world premiere of Diary of a Wimpy Kid the musical at Children’s Theatre Company. I’ve been anxious to see this because The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series was one of H’s favorites awhile back so I knew he would be excited to see the story come alive on stage.

To say we loved it is an understatement. It was one of the best shows we’ve ever seen on stage. Maybe even the best.

Even if you’re not familiar with Jeff Kinney’s book series, the story line is familiar. We all went to Middle School, didn’t we? The humor, the stories, the songs will wow you and your smile won’t ever leave your face. Parents, this is one show you’re going to love just as much as your kids because we all went to middle school.

If you’re thinking of going, buy tickets soon because many of the shows are already sold out and is expected to sell out soon. Tickets available here.

Here’s four things to know before you go:

One: The musical is based on the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid and there is a lot of story line straight from the first book but even a few little snippets from other books. You don’t have to read the book to follow along at all though it could be a good incentive for your kids. All of the songs are original to the the musical and so well done.

Two: Get there early. Take photos in the lobby and buy your snacks for intermission. My pro tip is always to skip the line at intermission and buy your treat ahead. Children’s Theatre staff will have it ready and waiting as soon as the intermission doors open so no need to rush around.

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The cookie from Patrick’s won’t disappoint. Cookies are $2 each.

Three: Come prepared to laugh and clap. The mostly youth cast is high energy and thick with talent. Just four adults appear in the show, two of which are the beloved company actors Autumn Ness and Reed Sigmund. The rest? All kids. And these kids got talent. The singing, the dancing, the facial expressions, you’ll almost feel like you’re back in middle school with them.

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Photo by Greg Norman

Four: I brought H along with me since he’s in 4th grade and headed to middle school next year but I think younger kids would do just fine too. I wouldn’t bring preschoolers but school age kids and older will follow along and enjoy. There is some potty talk humor and an awkward scene with wrestling leotards but it’s a good clean family show.

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Photo by Dan Norman

Leading as Greg Heffley is Chicago-based actor, Ricky Falbo. Falbo’s recent credits include Little Tommy in The Who’s Tommy and Gavroche in Les Miserables at the Paramount Theatre. Rowley was played by Connecticut-based actor, David Rosenthal who recently played Bruce in Matilda, The Musical on Broadway and Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family Musical at the Connecticut Cabaret. Both are making their CTC debut.
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Photo by Dan Norman

I asked H this morning his favorite part and we both loved Rowley. I’ll always say the ability to make jokes and have an engaged audience laughing yet still keep composed always amazes me.

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All in all I was so impressed by so many of the youth actors and actresses, their abilities were spot on, the choreography, the singing and their expressions.

Rumor has it Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be headed to Broadway so take advantage of the show hailing from Minnesota and see it at Children’s Theatre Company, the number one children’s theater in the nation, while you can. Tickets and more info available at wimpykidmusical.com.

 

Disclosure: I was given tickets to Diary of a Wimpy Kid the musical due to my relationship with Children’s Theatre Company and for review purposes. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions shared are mine.

On Last Babies.

We knew before we even saw her face that she would be our last baby. We didn’t even know if there would be a last baby. But our “just one more” longed for, wanted and prayed for baby arrived on the scene nearly three years ago and now it seems impossible to imagine life without her.

Last babies are funny. Not in a ha-ha sort of way but in a bittersweet way.

Once pregnancy and delivery was over, I wasn’t one ounce sad that I would never experience either again because I was so over it. Even now when I see a pregnant woman, I do not have that “ooh” feeling, I have that “better you than me” feeling and I’m pretty sure some of you know exactly what I mean.

My first pregnancy I loved every minute, even the minutes that found my body flung atop a toilet spewing out my guts. I was so happy. My second pregnancy was memorable in the way that I spent my days either losing my cookies or chasing my very active toddler. Is it a wonder that I lost 15 pounds the first trimester?

My pregnancy with Miss F was tumultuous at best. To say that baby in utero lived on a prayer and hot cocoa is an understatement. Throw in a box of Junior Mints, too.

Certain baby stages weren’t so bad to visit again and others I’m so glad we’re over. I kind of like sleeping through the night and once we moved out of diapers, I felt like a whole new person.

No diaper bag to carry? No problem. It’s like I’ve entered the rest of my life and it’s looking so bright.

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One of the hardest parts of the last baby is the unfair comparisons I make. Just the other day I found myself, twice in one day, comparing F to E and then to H and what they were like at her age. But they’re them and she is her. And parenting each of them has been so different.

I’ve said before that each of my kids would be an interesting study on birth order. And it’s true, the blended family situation makes each one’s spot so different.

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All except Miss F, that is.

Because through and through, she is the youngest, the last, the baby of the family. And mothering her is quite the job.

She is feisty and loud and demanding and knows what she wants and when she wants it {usually NOW}. It doesn’t help matters that none of the other children in our family likes to see her sad or not get her way. She is stubborn, more stubborn than I’ve seen an almost three year old, and yet she is sweet and soft and her face is so expressive. Our loudest kid times 10. That’s her. 

She will always be heard.

She is smart and counts and recites the alphabet and her name and where she lives and who her parents are and sometimes I am like, how does she know all this stuff already?

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Other times I am not patient or slow enough. I’m ready to move beyond the chasing and the repeated instructions x100 phase. Yet I’m not.

I’m breaking all of my rules and then some. Just last week we were out and I glanced at Miss F and announced, “I never, ever, ever would have let your older siblings leave the house looking like this,” and it’s true.

The expectations change, reality sets in. So many things aren’t worth the battle that they once were. I sometimes think last babies get the best of us.

I’m not quick to fill her schedule with activities and playdates like I was her older siblings. After last fall’s ECFE session when I felt as though I should be teaching the class, I decided it was time to retire and we haven’t looked back. She enjoys her school days and her “mommy days”. My only little to call me Mommy.

Sometimes at night I miss her, the same way I used to miss my other littles. Even on the days I’ve spent every minute with her I sometimes wonder, did I make today count? Because I have learned all too well and all too quickly, how fleeting these days, this season, this life is.

The first mile of her road, it’s already passing so quickly.

She is fun, yet exhausting, loving with her own attitude, independent yet needy. She is everything our family needed without even knowing and it is truly hard to remember a life before our hearts knew her.

She has completed us and broken us and restored us all at once. I’ve learned these last 35 months that last babies just have a way of doing that.

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Guest Post: Five Steps to a Non Perfect {yet Fantastic!} Party

My name is Gianna Kordatzky from Family Fun Twin Cities, and I took over Samara’s blog to talk about something near and dear to my heart.

Party planning.

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There are so many reasons to have a party.

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Surprise Parties, Baby Showers, Fall Parties, Spring Parties.

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I love to plan them, but even I will admit that planning a fantastic party party can get stressful. I have one rule when I’m getting ready to put on an event..  Do not aim for perfection.

Reason number one: There is no such thing as a perfect party.

Reason number two:  The best memories come when we experience imperfection.

Reason number three:  See reason number one and then see reason number two.

But that doesn’t mean that we can’t plan a fantastic party.

All we need is a simple process to plan a fantastic party.  

Five Steps.  Only five steps.

Gianna’s 5 Step Guide to a Non-Perfect (yet FANTASTIC) Party

  • THEME
    This will help you to focus your attention and your efforts.  When you go shopping, you will know what to look for.  You can center your food on that theme.  You can plan activities around the theme. Even if the party doesn’t seem to have a necessary theme, pick a color.  
    Here are just a sampling of some of the types of parties I have planned.

    1. Old Fashioned Shivaree for my parents’ 30th Anniversary,
    2. Rock A Bye Baby Shower
    3. Little Golden Books Baby Shower
    4. May Day Party
    5. Spiderman birthday
    6. Purple princess birthday
    7. Circus birthday
    8. Train birthday
    9. Snow Princess 1st birthday
    10. Cowboy 1st birthday
    11. Superman 1st birthdayM
    12. y favorite, a Survivor 1st birthday
  • ACTIVITIES
    Choose the length of time for the party and decide on the number of activities to correspond with the number of hours for the party.  If it’s a two hour party, plan for two major activities.  
    Keep the activities self-entertaining.  For my son’s train party, we made a big train out of cardboard boxes and set up a huge train track to play with. For my daughter’s circus party, we read a book about a circus and pretended to be different circus acts.  Then, we had a circus peanut hunt around the house.
    Do not include eating or opening gifts in your list of activities.  Put them in the schedule and make sure you have birthday candles, but don’t count them as part of something you need to set aside time for.  
    Do one activity for each hour (approximately 2-3 activities), and then do cake and presents.  The timing should most likely be right on the nose.
  • DECORATIONS
    Go big with decorations.  Decorations make the atmosphere so festive, but they don’t need to be expensive. Use lots of construction paper and streamers and balloons.  Hang things from the ceiling. Dress in costume.  Have guests come in costume. Help your guests image decorations.
  • ASSISTANCE
    Get help. Do what you do best, and get help for everything else.  For me that’s entertaining.  The food and the clean up are not my area of expertise, but the entertainment is most definitely my niche.  Other people like to do the behind the scenes work and let someone else take charge.  Whatever works for you is the best way to do it.  No matter where you are the strongest, you WILL need to find help.  So find the help that fills in your gaps.
  • FOOD
    Keep the food simple and/or put it into the party as an activity:  making tacos, making pizza, building ice cream sundaes.  Or make it  ahead of time and pull it out on party day. Remember–the goal is to keep it simple.

 

If you follow this 5 step process, your party will be FANTASTIC! And you don’t have to worry about being perfect.  Everyone will leave happy and delighted for the time spent together.

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If you don’t have any parties to plan, but you like to go to parties, we have just the thing for you.

Family Fun Twin Cities is celebrating three years in April.  

It’s time for the Monster Bash 0f 2016! 

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We have invited David LaRochelle, a multiple award-winning local picture book author, to launch his newest picture book Monster & Son illustrated by Joey Chou at our Monster Bash on April 30, 2016.

There will be a monster dance party with ChristoXO, a Monster Making Station with YOXO building materials, face painting, cake and cookies for sale, Swag Bags for the first 50 families, Kitchen Pantry Scientist demonstration at noon, storytime with Belle from Pretty Princess Parties at 10 am, and of course, the main event–introducing Monster & Son –at 11:30.

Drop in at any time and leave whenever you need to.  It’s all up to you!

As a special bonus, David LaRochelle has offered a prize pack for one lucky monster at the Monster Bash who comes dressed as his favorite monster.

 

The Latest BFG Trailer from Disney #TheBFG

The latest trailer for BFG {Big Friendly Giant} is out! The movie that is due out in theaters this July is based on the book by Roald Dahl and directed by Steven Spielberg

From Disney: The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –
finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

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The All New Samsung Galaxy S7 is Available at Verizon.

A few weeks back I was invited to the Verizon Destination Store at the Mall of America {oh my word, destination is right. More on that in a minute!}.

The brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 had JUST been released and I was able to play around with it. Being I’ve been an iPhone user since 2012 or so it was like a whole new world of technology for me.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a big screen but a slim, lightweight profile. The camera has a dual pixel camera to take faster pictures with more precise autofocus and the ever-important selfie flash for brighter selfies.

The battery can wirelessly charge in virtually no time and Samsung has brought back the expandable memory with the SD card option.

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I got to play around with the Samsung Galaxy S7 a bit and even tried Virtual Reality {which was so cool and so, so weird, too.} but the thing that really wow-ed me was that it could be completely submerged in water.

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Like not just a few sprinkles and not just for a second. The Samsung Galaxy S7 can be submerged up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes and WHILE it’s submerged, you can still use it.

WHAT?! {Mindblown, right?}

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is available now at Verizon retailers everywhere.

But if I were going to buy one I’d make my purchase at the Mall of America store because it was a real step into the future.

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From home security and energy saving ideas to devices for kids to make your own phone case {on site!} to music and entertainment options and don’t forget the FitBit, the store has EVERYTHING.

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Have you been to the Verizon store at Mall of America yet?

Have you tried the new Samsung Galaxy S7 yet? What feature are you most excited about?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Verizon Wireless. All photos and opinions expressed are mine. 

Six Every Day Money Saving Apps & Sites

Everybody loves saving money, right? While we do some traditional saving and planning- college and retirement and the like and definitely believe it’s important, there’s something about “mindless” saving. Saving money doing the things you’re already doing and using that money for things like trips or spending money, etc.

These are six every day money saving apps and sites that I recommend for just that:

Digit.Co:

Digit automatically takes small amounts from your back account to save and texts you daily updates. It monitors your spending activity for a few days before transferring money to monitor what your spending habits are and what you can afford to save. You can sign up with my link right here.

You can pause or accelerate saving at any time and money can be transferred to your bank account whenever you’re ready.

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Quapital

I have really enjoyed Qapital the past couple weeks. You set certain saving rules and it automatically saves for you. These can range from rounding up each purchase to the nearest dollar, saving a percentage of large deposits and it will even connect with you social media accounts if there is a certain hashtag or topic that you want it to trigger saving for you.

I’ve set two saving rules so far- all of our purchases are rounded up to the nearest dollar and every deposit over $500 saves 15%. This has been super simple and I’ve barely noticed the difference.

Deposits are taken out just twice a week but the app gives a running total. Again, just like Digit, you can transfer to your bank account whenever you need.

Use my link and once you start saving, Qapital will deposit a free $10 into your Qapital account.

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iBotta

I wrote about iBotta a few months ago and am still loving it. {I cash in my savings for Starbucks and since the screenshot below was taken I’ve saved $56!}

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The premise is simple, check your shopping list and see if any of the items you’re buying have a rebate. There are even rebates at stores like Best Buy, Aeropostale, Macys. Use my link and once you do your first rebate you’ll receive a $10 credit.

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Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

I’ve heard of ebates over the years but I’ll be honest, I’ve been skeptical. That’s why when I joined and a couple weeks later received a check I decided ok, this is pretty cool. The premise is simple, go to their site before going to the site you plan on doing your online shopping at. Whether it’s Amazon or REI or even Macy’s, just by clicking through their site first you’ll get a percentage of your purchase back. The percentage might be small 2-3% but it adds up quickly. I’ve made $20 using their site 3 times.

Sign up here.

Grove Collaborative {formerly ePantry}

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I just shared last week how much I love being able to order my favorite cleaning and home products and have them delivered to my door. Check out my post and sign up for a FREE $10 credit and a FREE Mrs. Meyers hand soap {Scent of your choice.}

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I wrote about Boxed this past fall and it’s been a game changer for our family. I pretty much try to order anything I can from there versus Costco because the fact that it arrives at my doorstep is a HUGE win for me. Here’s my post from this past fall. I’m hoping to have a discount code to share and when/if I do I will update the post.

What are some ways you and your family save money doing everyday things?

 

$50 Flash Giveaway! Ends Sunday!

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