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Deal of the Day: Join Amazon Family 30-Day Free Trial

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 13, 2017 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Deals of the Day

I love Amazon. My husband and I have been Amazon Prime members since its conception. It has saved us so much over the last few years. If you’re a Prime member and shop Amazon often like us, you know exactly what a great deal this is. FYI, there are affiliate links below, and if you […]

FREE HBO Trial for Amazon Prime Members

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 1, 2016 | Categories: Bargains and Deals
Free HBO trial for Amazon Prime Members

I just heard that Amazon is offering their Prime members a 30-Day FREE trial HBO subscription. This means you can watch great HBO shows and movies at your convenience, even on your PC, tablets, or phone. Amazon’s membership program offers special benefits for a low monthly fee, like: Prime members can add subscription services like […]

Celebrating Lunar New Year with a Best Buy Gift Card

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 19, 2016 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Shopping
Best Buy Lunar New Year gift cards

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Happy New Year! I hope the new year is off to a great start for you! So far, so good, for me… I’m looking forward to a productive 2016 if my […]

Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Last-Minute Wedding Dress on a Budget

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 30, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Fashion, Marriage, Shopping
cheap formal dresses

No bride wants to think about pinching pennies on her wedding dress, but something has to give when planning a last-minute wedding. If you find yourself planning for your big day without much time to pad the budget, there are five things you can do to make the day perfect regardless of the time and […]

Ask and You Might Receive Money, Discounts and More

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 2, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk
ask and you might receive money, disounts, and more

Guest Post Image Source I wasn’t born this way.  I, like most of you, accepted the “number” I was given. If someone told me the salary, the price, the terms, or whatever, I’d either accept or decline.  It never occurred to me to ask for what I wanted. Then, while at an investment class, an […]

5 Easy Ways to Save Money On Electronics

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Coupons, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source Much to my wife’s dismay, I am a guy who loves bright and shiny electronics and gadgets. But the good news for her is that I refuse to pay full-price, or anything remotely close to full-price for that matter. Over the years I have discovered some pretty cool tricks to find […]

Save up to 30% on your Crested Butte Ski Vacation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 7, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Travel

Are you planning a vacation in 2013? Maybe you’re planning on going to Colorado? Or, maybe you’re not sure where you want to vacation this year… vacationers looking for an off-the-beaten-path Colorado getaway with all the frills of a major resort should head to Crested Butte, an historic town tucked away in the Colorado Rockies […]

How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Shopping + $500 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 7, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Coupons, Deals of the Day, Giveaways, Savings, Shopping

It’s that time of year again… time to find that special gift for mi amor. Make that my loves, because I need gifts for the two special guys in my life. I think harder about Valentines gifts then I do most other gifts (except birthday gifts). I think they should be more personal. I do […]

ALDI Makes Holiday Shopping Easy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 21, 2012 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Food, Reviews, Shopping

Just a few weeks ago we had a new ALDI open near us. I have only been in an ALDI store once, and I had forgotten just how cool they are to shop in. I stopped by ALDI’s a couple of days ago to pick up a few holiday things, I forgot, because I’ve already […]

Paper Coterie First Time Customer Free Journal

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2012 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Shopping

I can’t believe I’ve just discovered Paper Coterie. I have heard of them, but never checked them out until last night. I love planners, journals, calendars, and generally any documentation type books, etc. Especially when they’re beautiful and personalized. So I wanted to take a moment and share with you this great offer! If you […]