Target: Spend $50 On Kids Clothes and Accessories, Save $10 & Free Shipping

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For a limited time, Target is offering free shipping on all orders with no minimum and they are offering $10 off when you spend $50 on kids back to school clothes and accessories. Use your Redcard to save another 5% off your order.


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Lego Inspired Silicone Ice Cube or Candy Molds 3-Pack, $6.74 Shipped

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Amazon has a three pack of Ozera Silicone Candy Molds in the Lego theme for $8.99. Use code NBGLDEZ2 and your price goes down to $6.74. Shipping is free on orders of $35 or more, or get free shipping with Amazon Prime (get your free trial). Amazon prices can change at any time.

Ozera silicone candy molds and ice cube trays are perfect for making candy, chocolates, ice cubes, jello, soap or crayons.
Ozera candy molds and ice cube trays molds are made out of BPA free high quality and super soft silicone; 100% food grade silicone(FDA and SGS standard).
Easy to use and clean, microwave, oven, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher safe; Oven safe to 400 degrees.
Durable, flexible, non-stick, eco-friendly, non-toxic and easy to clean! Kids love it! Create DIY projects with them! Great for family and parties!
The ice cube mold set can provide 10 bricks, 10 minifigures and one large minifigure

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Allure August Free Stuff for August 5

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Everyday in August, Allure will be giving away 25,237 free items throughout the month. Giveaways will go on hourly every week day starting at noon EST and ending at 5pm EST. There appears to be a change this year in that you only need to enter within the hour, instead of first 500 as in previous years. This means winners will be chosen at random instead of prizes going to the fastest. I think that is a good change. Go here to enter.

Wednesday, August 5
12 P.M. Kardashian Beauty Pure Glitz Hair Spray (retail value: $16) Enter within the hour for your chance to win one of 50.
1 P.M. Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Eye Mask (retail value: $150) Enter within the hour for your chance to win one of ten.
2 P.M. Surratt Relevée Lash Curler (retail value: $30) Enter within the hour for your chance to win one of 150.
3 P.M. Rita Hazan Ultimate Shine Clear Gloss (retail value: $26) Enter within the hour for your chance to win one of 100.
4 P.M. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer (retail value: $6.99) Enter within the hour for your chance to win one of 500.
5 P.M. Best of Beauty suitcase (retail value: $2,500) Enter within the hour for your chance to win one.

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Ball Can-It-Forward Day & Win Free Jars! (Ends 8/14) #canitforward

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On Saturday August 1st, Jarden Home Brands hosted this year’s fifth annual Can-It-Forward Day, broadcast live online at FreshPreserving.com from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. An event celebrating the joys of fresh preserving, Can-It-Forward Day encourages gardeners & food enthusiasts across the country to celebrate what “Made From Here” means to them by fresh preserving their favorite local ingredients in peak season. New this year, was an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast!  The celebrity auction to support No Kid Hungry will be going on until Aug. 11. You can check that out here.

I am a newbie to canning myself, but I am finding that I really enjoy it and I especially love the outcome. Preserving your own fresh foods is very rewarding. I was sent a few supplies from Ball that I really look forward to using in the near future. My tomatoes are not quite ripe yet, but when they are, there will be some salsa making going on.

Here is what I received:

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·         Ball Canning Discovery Kit: The perfect, easy home canning starter set.  Equipped with a canning rack, recipe guide and jars, all you need is a recipe and stockpot to begin preserving!

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·         Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving: The new 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving is the most trusted resource in home canning for over 100 years and this new 2015 release is its largest update since the first edition in 1909.  Expanding 56% from the previous edition, the 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book includes 75 new recipes, pictorial step by step guides for beginners and more!

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·         Design Series Lids (red): Great not only for home canning, the Ball® Brand Design Series Lids With Bands are also a great option for unique crafting creations, gifts and home décor with endless mixing and matching possibilities.

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·         Ball Fiesta Salsa Mix: Better tasting, fresh salsa is simple to make with Ball Brand Fiesta Salsa Mix. Simply add fresh, vine-ripened or canned tomatoes, and mix with a splash of vinegar for perfect salsa every time.

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Win it: One of you will win a coupon for a free case of jars! Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Starbucks #TreatReceipt is Back: Get a Cold Beverage for $2.50

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It’s Starbucks Treat Receipt time again. Through 8/9, you can bring your morning receipt in after 2PM, to get any cold grande beverage for just $2.50.


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Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller, $47.99 Shipped (reg. $69.99)

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If you are in the market for a stroller, Amazon has a good deal on the Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller. It’s available for $47.99 with free shipping right  now. Amazon prices can change at any time, so don’t wait if you’re interested.

    Travel-friendly stroller – under 12 pounds with compact fold
    Convenient one-hand and self-standing fold
    3-tier extended canopy for maximum UV coverage
    Multi position reclining seat offers 5-point safety restraint system and accommodates child to 50 pounds
    Removable child tray with cup holder and parent tray with 2 cup holders

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Save Big on Back to School Shopping with Goodwill

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With the kids going back to school in what feels like no time at all, I am finding myself caught in a rush to get all of my school shopping done. I mean, with three kids, there is SO much to buy. There are lists upon lists of school supplies to purchase and lets not forget about the clothes and shoes and backpacks and everything else that comes with the territory. By the time everything is all said and done, it’s very easy to overspend if us moms aren’t careful.

Being the thrifty gal that I am, I am not opposed to buying things second hand, but I still like to go for the name brands whenever possible, due to the fact that the quality is usually better. To keep spending down, I will sometimes shop at Goodwill. My 12 year old son thinks this is cool and he always seems to find something he likes. This is great for me, because he’s already in men’s sizes, which can be more costly than kids sizes.

Goodwill’s Dale Emanuel stopped by one of our local TV shows in Portland recently to show stylish and budget-friendly back-to-school looks from Goodwill.  Be sure to check out the video. Below you can see the savings on these outfits. It’s very impressive.

7 year old 2nd grader Harriet wearing Abercrombie kids, Nike, Justice
Retail price: $209.00 vs. Goodwill: $32.00 = $177.00 savings!

7 year old 2nd grader Kaitlin wearing Justice, Mudd, Converse, Lily Bleu
Retail: $158.00 vs. Goodwill: $25.00 = $133.00 savings!

9 year old 4th grader Alfie wearing parent-donated school sports uniforms, Nike, Adidas
Retail price: $207.00 vs. Goodwill: $43.00 = $164.00 savings!

15 year old high school sophomore Wallis wearing Hollister, Guess, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Michael KORS
Retail: $495.00 vs. Goodwill: $76.00 = $419.00 savings!

10 year old 5th grader Jana wearing Hudson, H&M, Camp Beverly Hills
Retail: $170.00 vs. Goodwill: $35.00 = $135.00 savings!

10 year old 5th grader CJ wearing Adidas, Gap, Nike
Retail: $170.00 vs. Goodwill: $35.00 = $135.00 savings!

Goodwill Shopping Tips

  • If you didn’t already know, Goodwill features different colored tags that change each week and if your item has that color tag on it, you get 50% off. Hunting for those treasures makes it fun!
  • Some of the best times to shop at Goodwill are December thru mid February when people are donating for the tax write-off, just after Labor Day and when summer turns to fall.
  • The best days of the week to shop at Goodwill are Sunday, Monday and Tuesday because most donations come in on the weekends.
  • The best time of the month to shop for furniture is at the end of the month because most people move into new places at the beginning of the month

When you shop at Goodwill, you are helping support Goodwill’s mission of providing vocational opportunities to people with barriers to employment by giving them free career training and development, English classes and help attaining citizenship, and helping them find job opportunities and much more. You can find more information about Goodwill and their Job Connection page, on the Goodwill Facebook Page and on Twitter.

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VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube, $9.08 (reg. $17.99)

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Amazon has the VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube on sale right now for $9.08. Shipping is free on orders of $35 or more, or get free shipping with Amazon Prime (get your free trial). Amazon prices can change at any time.

    Kids learning toy has 5 sides that encourage exploration; 4 light-up buttons introduce animal names, animal sounds and shapes
    Pre-K learning toy has 14 interactive features that develop motor skills; music cube assists babies with sitting up to play
    Motion sensor activates fun sounds when the activity cube is moved to attract attention and encourage crawling
    Early learning center has 25 playful songs and melodies that keep toddlers 6 month to 3 year olds engaged and entertained; comes fully assembled
    Block toy is made of BPA-free plastic and has adjustable volume, auto shut-off; 2 AAA batteries are included for demo, use new batteries for regular use

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