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How To Save Money On Back To School Clothes?

Spending money on Back to School items can be expensive when you have to buy supplies, book bags, clothes, and shoes. But why overpay for clothes and shoes when there are ways to help you save and spend less out of pocket.

With school starting back shortly your pockets will be drained if you don’t carefully shop for your child and or children.

In previous years people have mastered how to shop for supplies to get the best deals. You can now learn to do the same with clothes as well.

Tips to Save on Clothes:

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1. Check the closet and dressers of your child before making any sudden moves. Always have the child to try on the clothes that they already have before making a purchase. I had my daughter to clean out the closet, and I was surprised at the items that she pulled out still with price tags on them. She had shorts that still had the tags on them that I purchased just as it started to get hot outside. So I don’t have to buy her any shorts at this time she can wear what she has already. Now her shirts are an entirely different story they are going to have to be replaced. Her shoes as well are all worn out as if she had them for years. Checking the closet and dressers has saved me time and money in the store.

2. Do you reside in a state that offers the sales tax holiday? Here in North Carolina, they don’t provide a sales tax holiday. But several states to participate in the sales tax holiday. Check the website to see if your state is a participates and to see what dates it is.

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3. Shopping from home, you reap several benefits by locating online couponing codes that will help you save money. Most sites offer free shipping on a purchase of a certain amount. The benefits of shopping at home are that you will avoid those crowds. It is much quicker to shop online, and it helps you to avoid buying unnecessary items.

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4. Use your cell phone to shop there are great apps such as RetailMeNot that will provide you with coupons and discount codes to use in store and online. You can pull your phone out in store and have the cashier scan your phone so that you will save money without having to take around paper coupons. Searching items on Ebates and it will tell you where to find the things at with the lowest price.

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5. Always shop clearance racks first. If you go to the clearance racks, you will find the off-season items along with the new markdowns for the current season. If you find coats or jeans, you should buy them a size or two more significant, than your child’s current size can hold onto them for the winter. They can also be saved for the next winter if they are just entirely too big.

6. Make a budget that you will stay on track. Don’t overspend on items make sure you are comparing the prices before making purchases. My daughter wants some $190 Nike sneakers which she will not be getting. I have found some shoe sites that are offering Buy one, Get one on shoes. I gave my daughter the places to look at so she can choose what shoes she wanted.

Thanks for reading my post. I hope you were able to take away some Tips on Shopping for Back to School Clothes. 

 

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Back 2 Cool

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Its August already it’s about time for the kids to go back to school. Have you started shopping for school supplies? Do you procrastinate and wait until the last minute? Are you already stocked up with the supplies and don’t have to go shopping? Well if your anything like me you have to go shopping. I have the bare minimum of supplies that my daughter will need for school.

Keep The Following Things In Mind

1. Have you looked at the supply list for your child? If you haven’t made sure, you look at the required list of items before going shopping. I know that most stores have a supply list there for you to pick up things off the list. Keep walking past that list and make sure you look on the school website and get the list from there to eliminate spending so much on unnecessary items.

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2. Make sure you look at what you already have handy and mark it off the list before going to the store. If you check off the items that you already have it will help you spend less out of pocket. You won’t be stuck with unnecessary things.

3. Plan your shopping trip write out a list and compare the prices at the different store. You can always use the Flipp app and type in the item, and it will show you where the object is on sale at and what the price of it is.

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Once you have looked at the supply list when through the supplies you already have and have written out your list, you are ready to go shopping.

Helpful Tip Before Going Shopping

1. Only purchase items on sales. If the object isn’t marked with a sale price, don’t purchase it.

2. Look for the lowest price at the store in your area by going to the Flipp app and typing in the name of the item and seeing what store it is on sale.

3. Name brand is not that critical look at cheaper items versus the name brand item. They all do the same thing but cost less.

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4. The dollar stores such as Family Dollar and Dollar General have smart coupons that you can use to lower your out of pocket on supplies. Check the app to see if there are other coupons you can use such as for tissues, Clorox or Lysol wipes, Hand Sanitizer or Zip-lock bags. Check the Dollar Tree for school supplies. The Dollar Tree has plenty of school supplies there that you can purchase. If need be, you can buy them in bulk if you need too.

5. Shop online with discount codes that can lower your out of pocket cost. Also you cash back apps such as Ebates or Ibotta when placing orders. Look for stores that offer free shipping on purchases.

6. If you plan on waiting until the last minute that is definitely a good idea. Last minute shoppers reap better benefits because the store will make the items down so low to get rid of them. When the Back to School items first started being advertised, they were higher, and they are gradually going down each week.

Let’s start saving!

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How to get Reduced price on EpiPen?

My daughter and I have horrible allergies. My daughter has a peanut and shellfish allergy and its gotten to be difficult for us to keep EpiPen handy. It’s difficult because she is involved in some many different things that she would need one with her at all times. I have always had allergies as a child but the older I have got the worst it has become. I recently found myself having an allergy test done. I had the allergy test done because I had a allergic reaction to something and could not figure out what it was. I found out I was allergic to some things that I come in contact with quite frequently.

After getting the results of the test, I realized that it is now imperative to keep my EpiPen with me at all times as well as for my daughter. I would typically leave it home for a reason such as it won’t fit in my purse, I’m not going to need it or just thinking of any reason not to carry it around with me.

If you or your kids have allergies, then you know that the cost is exceptionally high for EpiPen. Just knowing the price of the EpiPen, you can willingly forget to take one with you. But having to purchase one for my daughter now and myself my pockets are screaming for help. I know I have to buy it, but still, I’m just thinking like can the price be discounted or two for one since I have to buy for two people. But of course that’s not an option, its all or nothing at all. Looking at the box and realizing they expire in one year. What if we don’t use them? I’ll be wasting my money. Can I take them back and exchange them in a year? Those are all the things that came to my mind when I was given the price of the EpiPens.

Then to find out that my insurance only covers the generic and that was still over a $100. I ask the Pharmacist for the price for the brand. I compare the two of them and think that the prices are both to high. When the Pharmacist realize that its two people in my household needing the EpiPens he gives me this advice on how to get it for a reduced price up to $300 dollars off or possibly free. Of course, I’m all about saving money, so I listen to what he says.

Follow these steps for a discounted price to reduce your out of pocket cost for a EpiPen:

1. Go to the website and fill out the form. Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions.

2. Print your Co-Pay Offer Card from Mylan(the maker of EpiPen)

3. Verify that your prescription is written for EpiPen.

4. Take your prescription and your co-pay card to your pharmacy to receive your EpiPen two pack.

Hold on to your card you can use it up to six times in a year with a valid prescription. 

Thanks to my Pharmacist I was advised of how to get the EpiPens for FREE!
YES, I Stated FREE EpiPens!!!

Thanks for Reading My Post, 

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Who knew a Dollar could be so Sweet?

When was the last time you walked into Dollar Tree? I walked into Dollar Tree and was so shocked by all the items that they sell. They have currently expanded there store and added so much more to there shelves. Walking into a Dollar Tree and seeing a freezer with a variety of frozen foods, then seeing several shelves with food items from can goods, condiments, quick and easy meals, snacks, candy and so much more. They have name brand food items such as Kraft, Old El Paso, Oreos, Domino, and others.

As I walk the aisles in Dollar Tree, I receive a text message asking me to make a cake. Of course, I text back yes because I love to bake. I also ask when you need and what kind. I’m waiting to get a reply back, and it finally comes in I need it Friday if possible and how about trying that Lemon Blueberry Cake. I excitedly reply right back Friday is plenty of time even though its a day notice.

I had never made a Lemon Blueberry Cake, so this was something new to me. I’m always up for a challenge I then proceed to pull up the recipe. I look at the recipe I realize I don’t have all the ingredients at my house. I did not want to go to the grocery store so I look at the food section and I was able to find all the items I would need for the cake. I walk to the front of the store to get a basket and go back to the food section to start picking up the items I need. All ingredients for the cake can be purchased at Dollar Tree.

For my cake, I purchased the majority of the items at Dollar Tree some I did not buy there because I knew I did not have them at home. But all ingredients are at the Dollar Tree. Even if by chance the store doesn’t have an item other items can be substituted in its place. 

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Cake

Ingredients

• 2 Eggs

• 1 Cup Granulated Sugar

• 1 Cup Sour Cream (8oz)

• 1/2 Cup Light Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil

• 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

• 1/4 Tsp Salt

• 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

• 2 Tsp Baking Powder

• 1 Medium Lemon Zest and Juice, divided

• 1/2 Tbsp Cornstarch

• 16 Oz Fresh Blueberries **

• Powdered Sugar to dust the top optional

Instructions Prep:

1. Lightly butter a 9-inch Springform or Bundt pan and line the bottom with parchment. Preheat Oven to 375˚F.

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Cake:

1. Beat 2 eggs and 1 cup sugar with whisk attachment on high speed 5 min, or until light in color and thick.

2. Add 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp salt and whisk on low speed until well combined.

3. Whisk together the 2 cups flour with 2 tsp baking powder then add to batter 1/3 at a time, whisking to incorporate with each addition (DO NOT OVERMIX). Finally, add 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 Tbsp zest.

4. Rinse blueberries and drain well. In a medium bowl, toss blueberries with 1/2 Tbsp corn starch and 1 tsp lemon juice, stirring until well combined and no dry white cornstarch remains.

5. Pour half of batter into prepared springform pan and spread evenly. Top with half of the blueberries. Spread with remaining batter then sprinkle the rest of the blueberries evenly over the top, pushing them slightly into the batter (about halfway). Bake at 375˚F for 45 to 55 min (mine was perfect at 55 min), or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake rest in the pan 15-20 min then remove ring and cool until room temp or just warm. Serve dusted with powdered sugar.

Substitutes:
• 2 Tsp Baking Powder= 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda plus 1 C Buttermilk or Yogurt
• 1 Medium Lemon Zest and Juice, divided=2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
• 1/2 Tbsp Cornstarch= 1Tbsp All Purpose Flour

You can bake a cake from scratch out of items founded at the Dollar Tree. It is EASY and INEXPENSIVE!

All The Best Desserts,

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Ibotta, Do you Use Ibotta?

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Do you use Ibotta? If you answered yes then you are saving money left and right. If No, then you missing out on extra change. So Ibotta is a FREE grocery rebate app that helps cut the cost of your groceries. When you purchase certain items, you’ll earn cash back that you can later cash out. You will have the option to receive cash back on PayPal, Venmo or receive a gift card of your choice.

Steps on How To Use Ibotta:

1. Download Ibotta app if you haven’t done so already. Create an account on the app which is available on Android and iPhone. Those devices are not required but you need a device that you will be able to download the app and then use the camera feature to take pictures of receipt and scan items.

2. Find the store from the list of stores and you will search the list of items that are available. Once have found the rebate that you will be redeemed you will click on the item and it will pop open. Once it opens you will see the details of the rebate such as the required size, number of items to buy, the expiration date, and what store its available at. You will also find the Check Product Barcode to verify if you have the right item or not.

3. Rebates will require you to click the plus sign to add them. You may be required to answer a question, watch a short video, read a recipe or just simply click the plus sign. Be sure to complete each action in order to redeem the rebate.

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4. After you have been shopping, take the time to cash in on the rebates that are being offered. Grab your items that have an Ibotta rebate open up the app go to the store you shopped at and then click on the verify purchase button. You will first scan receipt. Then you will select the items and the number of items if it allows you to collect the rebate off more than one of the same item. Then you will scan the barcode for the items that you have purchased.

Sounds easy right. That’s because it is easy.

Ibotta will then verify that the purchase you made was correct and after it has been verified the rebate amount will be added to your Ibotta account.

The cash out process would be your choice of cash or gift cards. You have to have $20 before you are able to cash out. The money is available immediately after you have requested it, there is no wait to get the money.

You can also earn rebates online with stores. You would have to make the purchase through the app to qualify for the rebate. Once you have made the qualifying purchase you will immediately see the credit as pending. One it has been confirmed you will receive the credit. Keep in mind when doing school shopping and shopping during the holiday to utilize the app for some extra savings.

Sign up for Ibotta through this link. Don’t wait to start saving money today.

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Ebates

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Have you heard of Ebates? Are you wondering what Ebates is? Ebates is a company that you get cash back for purchasing products through an affiliate link. I find that Ebates is very beneficial to use when you are trying to save money.

What is Ebates? If you use the website and or app, it will give you cash back on select items, or even selected stores through the affiliate link. You will find several different stores that you just adore that work with Ebates. Ebates profit off of the affiliate marketing which is where they will get some of the profit because they are the ones that linked you there site to shop. Ebates is a FREE legit site to use. Once you have a purchase on the website, you will receive a certain percentage in cash back from your purchase.

How does Ebates work? I’m glad you asked it goes like this once you’re ready to make a purchase login to Ebates.com or go to the app. Once you have logged in, go to the store of your choice through the affiliate link and then click the Shop Now Button to begin. Yes, it is just as simple as it sounds.

Browser Extension- You can also download the browser extension on all major browsers on your computer. You can download it just as you are signing up on the site. With the browser extension, you will be able to activate your cash back offers only by clicking activating cash now. Once clicking the browser it will show you how much cash back you get if you buy anything at that particular time.

Is Ebates Legit? Of course, Ebates is legit you will find yourself saving money in no time if you use Ebates. You will save a few dollars and some change. You have the option to receive a check in the mail or to use PayPal. The payout is quarterly from your actual earnings.

The Finale- Ebates is a great way to money while shopping.

Sign up through the link and receive $10 cashback.

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Good Bye June, Hello July!

Hello July,

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Lets Set Goals for the month and come up with ways to accomplish them. June was good to me now I’m expecting July to be even better for me.

I set goals each month and track them. Last month I set goals but did not accomplish all of them or come no way near close to meeting the goals that I set. Which is okay I have to reevaluate them for July and ensure that I start from the first day of the month until to the last with working on my goals.

I have a good decided to focus more on the blog this month I have gotten off track, but I decided to get back on track. So with that in mind, a new month brings new begins and a fresh start.

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July Blog Goal: 28 days of Blogging I have to post a blog post for the next 28 days. I want my followers to stay tuned to my blog. I want them to be able to say that they are learning from my blog. I feel for you to learn you have to be informed. So to be reported I have to create a post that is helpful to all my followers.

To successfully met my goal of 28 days of Blogging I need to do the following:

1. Time Management: Time Management is everything I have followers that enjoy reading my post, and I want to keep it that way. To manage my time, I need to stop procrastinating and get my blog post posted immediately from the time I finish the job. I definitely have to stop waiting around to see if I can post a better post and use the one that I originally came up with.

2. More Consistent: I’m not consistent at all when it comes to my blog. I should not expect for it to grow if I post here and there. I can’t wait to get more than what I put out so if I’m inconsistent I cant expect my followers to be consistent. I have to consider this a lesson and work even harder at being consistent with posting to my followers.

3. Get rid of anything thing that’s a hindrance: TV has become a hindrance for me. I find myself watching TV and trying to post on my blog at the same time. I have to get back to doing them separately so I can focus. Looking at the TV while trying to post is not a good idea for because it will take forever to write a sentence in between the commercials.

I will be reflecting back on this post throughout the month to hold myself accountable for meeting my goal. I have motivated myself to write this post, and I will be following it to ensure a successful month of blogging.

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I want to Thank Leslie Nichole for inspiring me to write this post. After reading your Goal post last month it was very encouraging and motivational to me.