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The Ultimate Back-to-School Buying Guide

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 6, 2019 | Categories: Bargains and Deals

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions about this ultimate back-to-school buying guide are 100% my own. My son started back to school yesterday. Yikes! Having a junior in high school is a new experience for us… it’s the first year he will be driving himself to school. So, I just hope I survive […]

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$10 Backpacks at Office Depot for Back-To-School + Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 31, 2019 | Categories: Bargains and Deals

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions about the $10 backpacks back-to-school sale at Office Depot and Office Max are 100% my own. Last week I shared with y’all the great notebook sale at Office Depot and Office Max. Well, I’m back with quite possibly an even bigger back-to-school sale… $10 backpacks! I know, […]

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Why You Should Shop My Gift Stop for Mother’s Day Deal & Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 6, 2018 | Categories: Bargains and Deals
Mothers Day Give Away

What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Unfortunately, I don’t live close to my mom and won’t be able to see her on Mother’s Day. This makes it all the more important for me to do something special for her. Thankfully, there’s My Gift Stop. If you’re looking to get something special for your mom, […]

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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
Amazon Prime Family Bounty

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]