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Tiny Prints is running a fantastic sale for those of you with 2014 graduates!  Spend $49 or more on any type of graduate stationery and save $20, almost a 50% savings.  This includes invitations, announcements, thank you notes, address labels and much more.  If you are looking for something a little different than the traditional invite, this would be a great option!

Click here to check out all your options.  Use promo code GRAD49 at checkout for your discount. It looks like shipping is FREE with orders of $49 or more, although I’m assuming it will have to be $49 after the $20 discount.

This promotion expires 4/25/14 at midnight PST.

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My personal, stock-up Costco shopping trip

by Melody on April 24, 2014

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I know how much y’all love Costco and I thought you might be interested to see what an average shopping trip looks like for our family.  We do eat a LOT.  We eat mainly whole foods, fresh produce, lean meats and very little dairy or grains.  Our household consists of my husband and I, two toddlers boys who eat their body weight in food and my teenage brother who eats everyone’s body weight in food.

Produce

  • Mushrooms - These are a staple in our house.  Diced, they help stretch a stew or chili.  Sliced, they get sauteed almost every day and mixed in with some greens for a salad.  The price is comparable to just about every grocery store out there.
  • Spinach - This is possibly the largest bag of spinach I’ve ever seen and it’s only about $4.50.  I’ve seen bunches of spinach at the grocery store for around that price.  We use it in green smoothies every morning, sauteed, in omelettes, every where that green stuff should be.
  • Sweet Potatoes – At the beginning of the season when Costco first starts carrying them, they are a freaking steal at $.69/pound.  Even though they have gone up to just over $1/pound, they are still worth it and totally delicious.  No hem hawing at the grocery store over whether you are getting yams or sweet potatoes or white sweet potatoes or something else completely unknown.  I roast two trays of these almost every day to add to salads or to just shove in my face or to add to muffins.

Other Items From Around the Store

  • Half and Half - At around $3 per half gallon, I rarely find this cheaper anywhere else (and barely try, to be honest).  I use about one carton per week in my homemade coffee creamer (either Chocolate Almond or Date Caramel Vanilla).
  • Kirkland Signature Pure Vanilla - Fantastic price for vanilla that actually tastes like a vanilla bean.  I use this in baking, but also in my homemade creamer, so I need it to not taste like chemicals.
  • Organic Pure Maple Syrup – Hard pressed to find real maple syrup anywhere that’s cheaper than Costco.  Again, I use it in my homemade creamer, but also to top grain-free pancakes and as a binder in these mad delicious Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons.
  • Cottage Cheese - While we don’t have a whole lot of dairy in our house, this is definitely one of our fridge staples.  I use it everyday as a salad dressing and my kids eat small bowls for lunch on occasion.  The only time I find it cheaper is when it’s a generic store brand and it’s JUST NOT THE SAME.
  • Jimmy Dean Sausage – This is a relatively new find for our family.  At just $2.83/pound, this is an unheard of price for a sausage that has minimal ingredients (read: pretty much just pork).  No weird fillers and it’s totally delicious.  Every Wednesday night, I haul off to the coffee shop and blog for a few hours while the boys kick it at home and this Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs is my go-to meal to leave them.
  • Olive Oil – We don’t cook with olive oil anymore, but I do use it in homemade dressings and vinaigrettes so I want it to be tasty as the flavor shines through in these recipes.  Love that Costco’s brand is cold-pressed with minimal processing and a great price to boot.

For more Costco favorites of mine, click here.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the last few days of this month’s home mailer coupons, they run through the 4th of May.

What tops your list at Costco on a regular basis?

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Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack TBFL via Amazon

Amazon has Lysol Disinfecting Wipes {3 pack} for just $7.47 or $2.49 per canister, free shipping included!  These are the giant canisters with 240 wipes, not the smaller ones you find in the drugstores.  Lysol wipes are great for touch up cleaning at your school or daycare, at home, and in your car.  Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, and removes over 95% of common allergens.

Here’s how to take advantage of this deal:

  • Click here to order, the original price will be $9.97
  • Clip the 20% OFF eCoupon below the price
  • Choose the “Subscribe & Save” option on the right hand side of the screen
  • Free shipping is included

This drops your price down to just  shipped!

If you have Amazon Mom or do more than five Subscribe & Save subscriptions in a month you can increase your discount from 15% – 20%. Please check out the details for those two programs for more information. This would bring your total as low as $6.47 + free shipping! This makes them just $2.16 per canister.

Subscribe & Save does mean that you are now signed up to receive recurring shipments at whatever interval you chose. If you do not want to receive additional shipments, just go into “My Account” and click on “Manage Subscribe & Save Items”.  All you have to do is cancel your subscription, you are under no obligation to purchase additional items.  Your order may not ship right away, as your Subscribe & Save items are all grouped together to ship on one date.  If you need them soon, click on “Change Schedule” in your account to change the ship date/month.

If you’re interested in signing up for more Subscribe & Save items or are close to hitting five items, check out the main Subscribe & Save page for all participating items.

Please remember: Amazon prices can change very quickly.  Please verify that the price is the same as what I post before purchasing.  As of 4/24/14 at 6 AM, this listed price was accurate.

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Zulily has a fantastic deal on Seventh Generation skin care, household products, diapers and more, with some items discounted over 50% off regular price.  Seventh Generation products are plant-based and very eco-friendly.  When our kids were in diapers, this is one of the few “natural” diaper brands that didn’t feel like cardboard.

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My favorite deal is on the 6-pack of Lavender Vanilla Hand Care Natural Dish Liquid, priced at just $12.99 for the pack or $2.16 per bottle.  These are the huge 18-ounce bottles, great price!

Sign up or sign in to Zulily.  Shipping starts at $5.95.  This would make an amazing deal if you have some Zulily credit lying around.

Some items at Zulily are not eligible for return, please make sure to check the fine print.  They will honor defective or damaged products, but can’t exchange for size or color.

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Bumble Bee Premim Light Tuna 2.5 oz TBFL via Amazon

Amazon has Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna for just $11.40 or $0.95 per 2.5 oz pack, free shipping included!  Tuna packed in water is a great snack for on the go and easy to pack for lunches or camping.  Add to a gift basket for someone leaving for college this fall.

Here’s how to take advantage of this deal:

  • Click here to order, the original price will be $12.00
  • Choose the “Subscribe & Save” option on the right hand side of the screen
  • Free shipping is included

This drops your price down to just $11.40 shipped!

If you have Amazon Mom or do more than five Subscribe & Save subscriptions in a month you can increase your discount from 15% – 20%. Please check out the details for those two programs for more information. This would bring your total as low as $10.20 + free shipping! This makes them just $0.85 per pack.

Subscribe & Save does mean that you are now signed up to receive recurring shipments at whatever interval you chose. If you do not want to receive additional shipments, just go into “My Account” and click on “Manage Subscribe & Save Items”.  All you have to do is cancel your subscription, you are under no obligation to purchase additional items.  Your order may not ship right away, as your Subscribe & Save items are all grouped together to ship on one date.  If you need them soon, click on “Change Schedule” in your account to change the ship date/month.

If you’re interested in signing up for more Subscribe & Save items or are close to hitting five items, check out the main Subscribe & Save page for all participating items.

Please remember: Amazon prices can change very quickly.  Please verify that the price is the same as what I post before purchasing.  As of 4/23/14 at 5:45 PM, this listed price was accurate.

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Today only, April 23rd, Cost Plus World Market is running a FANTASTIC promotion on all of their bagged coffee.  All varieties and flavors are 50% off, with some 12-ounce bags running as little as $2.99.  Use promo code SAVEBIG10 at checkout for an additional 10% discount, dropping your price to as low as $2.69 per bag.  This is a crazy, crazy price for quality coffee and worth stocking up.

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You will pay a minimal shipping cost, but you are still getting a great price.  I added five bags of the World Market French Coast Coffee to my cart and shipping was just $4.95.  Basically adding $1 to each bag, making it $3.69 per bag, which still beats most grocery store prices AND you don’t have to head in to the store.

These would make great additions to teacher’s gifts for end of year or for Mother’s Day if you have a coffee lover in your family.

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Also, if I’m understanding the World Market Explorer Rewards program correctly, with every six bags of coffee you buy, you should get a coupon for a free bag.  There aren’t any restrictions on whether this has to be in-store or online.  Let us know if you have any more information or if it works for you!  If you aren’t a member, it’s easy to sign up.

Click here to browse all the different flavors.  The 50% discount is already included, but use promo code SAVEBIG10 for the additional 10% off.

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These are the best deals I see this week at Yoke’s Fresh Market, starting Wednesday April 23rd.  Don’t forget to follow Yoke’s on Facebook, as they have some spectacular Facebook-exclusive deals for their fans every so often.

Be sure to check out my full stock-up price list for all your household/pantry items, including Costco comparisons.  I try to note best deals on these match-ups, but this list will give you a good idea of what I think is truly a stock-up price on several items.

{FRESH PRODUCE DEALS}

Washington Grown New Crop Asparagus on sale $1.98/lb
*Great price!

Sweet Onions on sale $.98/lb

Celery on sale $.68/lb

Local Rhubarb on sale $1.98/lb

Dulcinea PureHeart Sweet Mini Watermelon on sale $3.98 each

California Grown Green Beans on sale $1.98/lb

Organic Carrots or Beets on sale $2/bunch

Jumbo Sumo Mandarins on sale $2.98/lb
*Crazy delicious!  You should probably not try these or you will spend all your money.

Fuji Apples on sale $1.48/lb

{OTHER WEEKLY DEALS}

Certified Hereford Bone-In Rib-Eye Steaks on sale $6.99/lb

Certified Hereford London Broil on sale $3.29/lb

Gold n’ Plump Whole Roasted Chicken on sale $6.99
*Costco is cheaper at around $5/chicken, but this is decent

Split Fryer Breast on sale $1.49/lb

Draper Valley Northwest Grown Free Range Whole Fryers on sale $1.79/lb

Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets on sale $10.79/lb

Wild American Large Shrimp on sale $12.99/lb

Wild Jumbo Sea Scallops on sale $14.99/lb

Fresh Express Premium Garden Salad on sale $1.67
Buy 2
Use $1/2 coupon (sign-up required)
$1.17 each after coupon

Shrimp Ring (25 oz) on sale $25.99

Bumble Bee Chunk White Albacore Tuna (5 oz) on sale $.99 (first 5)

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Thin Sliced Lunch Meat (7-9 oz) on sale $2.99
Buy 2
Use $1/2 coupon or from 4/6 SS insert
$2.49 each after coupon

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Retro Coin Purse TBFL via Amazon

Update: As of 1:15 PM on 4/23/14, these are no longer available.

These cute Vintage-inspired Coin Purses are $0.78 + FREE shipping on Amazon today.  Chose from four different designs:  bicycle, motorcycle, Eiffel Tower, or camera.  These neutral colors coordinate with any purse.  Great packaging for a gift card or for laundry money for your favorite college student.

Shipping is free but does come from overseas, so it will likely take a few weeks to arrive.

Please remember: Amazon prices can change very quickly.  Please verify that the price is the same as what I post before purchasing.  As of 4/23/14 at 6 AM, this listed price was accurate.

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Black & Decker Brew 'n Go TBFL via Amazon

Here’s a spiffy Black & Decker Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker for only $13.19 today (44% OFF) with $1 OFF eCoupon.  This coffeemaker brews directly into a 15-oz stainless steel mug, and it comes with a permanent coffee filter!  This is a great gift idea for someone going off to college this year, a teacher, or another coffee lover in your life.  Don’t forget to include a bag of coffee, too!

This product gets great reviews.  Mug, mug lid, filter, and filter basket are all dishwasher safe.

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase. Don’t forget to clip your $1 OFF eCoupon below the list price.

Please remember: Amazon prices can change very quickly.  Please verify that the price is the same as what I post before purchasing.  As of 4/22/14 at 6 AM, this listed price was accurate.

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Amazon has this 15-pack of Luna Bars in S’mores variety for just $13.99 or $.93 per bar, free shipping included!   These bars are free of hydrogenated oils, trans fats, wheat and dairy.  Traditionally, these go on sale around $1 per bar at the grocery store.

Here’s how to take advantage of this deal:

  • Click here to order, the original price will be $14.73
  • Choose the “Subscribe & Save” option on the right hand side of the screen
  • Free shipping is included

This drops your price down to just $13.99 shipped!

If you have Amazon Mom or do more than five Subscribe & Save subscriptions in a month you can increase your discount from 15% – 20%. Please check out the details for those two programs for more information. This would bring your total as low as $12.52 + free shipping! This makes them just $.83 per bar.

Subscribe & Save does mean that you are now signed up to receive recurring shipments at whatever interval you chose. If you do not want to receive additional shipments, just go into “My Account” and click on “Manage Subscribe & Save Items”.  All you have to do is cancel your subscription, you are under no obligation to purchase additional items.  Your order may not ship right away, as your Subscribe & Save items are all grouped together to ship on one date.  If you need them soon, click on “Change Schedule” in your account to change the ship date/month.

If you’re interested in signing up for more Subscribe & Save items or are close to hitting five items, check out the main Subscribe & Save page for all participating items.

Please remember: Amazon prices can change very quickly.  Please verify that the price is the same as what I post before purchasing.  As of 4/22/14 at 2:45 PM, this listed price was accurate.

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Congratulations to Kim F. who won the fabulous Organic Coconut Chips from Tropical Traditions!  This is one of my very favorite products to keep in the pantry and I know you will enjoy using them.

Thank you to everyone who entered, these giveaways are so much fun for me to offer.  Stay tuned for more!

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Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 9.30.35 PMThere is a sweet combination of promotions at Nordstrom right now that can score you an unheard of deal on Estee Lauder Cosmetics.  Most Estee Lauder products are 10% off and they are offering a free gift with any $45 purchase. As always, you get free shipping and returns on every purchase. Plus, you get to pick three free samples as well. This brand never goes on sale so it’s amazing that you get to combine it with a free gift with purchase.

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They have tons of women’s fragrances and body products starting at $27 and men’s fragrances starting at $46.50. These would qualify for the free gift and they would make great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts.

Also, make sure and check out this scenario we posted last week to get $285 worth of Estee Lauder products for just $58.50 + free shipping.  This is 80% off!

Depending on what gift you want, you will enter one of the coupon codes (LIFT or PROTECT) at checkout to get the free gift after you spend the minimum amount of $45. Click here to see all the details on the promotion.

Make sure and check out the entire sale section at Nordstrom.  You can sort by department and price.  Just a reminder that they always have free shipping, free returns and do price adjustments by chatting with a customer service rep online.

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Through the end of day today, April 22nd, Living Social is offering an additional 25% off all qualifying deals with promo code BESTMOM.  As the majority of their deals are already heavily discounted, this extra layer of savings will make for some really inexpensive items!

A few that I found worth mentioning:

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If you don’t live in or around the Pacific Northwest, be sure to check out your local city or closest metro area.  Living Social has approximately one bajillion deals to choose from, so you are bound to find something for you.  These also make great gift ideas!

Click here to start browsing.

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Through end of day today, April 22nd, Shutterfly is offering 101 FREE 4″x6″ photo prints.  Just add your prints to your cart and use promo code LOVE101 at checkout for your discount.

Click here to get started.  You will still pay a minimal shipping cost, but the cost of your prints will be deducted in full.

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GoGo Squeez Applesauce on the go TBFL via Amazon

One of our favorite snacks, GoGo Squeez Applesauce Pouches are just $21 for a pack of 48 with FREE shipping!  That works out to $0.46 per pouch.  These pouches are awesome for travel, sports, school lunches, and even post workout for mom and dad!  100% fruit with no added sugar.

Please remember: Amazon prices can change very quickly.  Please verify that the price is the same as what I post before purchasing.  As of 4/22/14 at 6 AM, this listed price was accurate.

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If you haven’t signed up for MyHabit yet, it is one of our favorite flash sites. They have brands on sale from super inexpensive to very high end. The best part of this site is that they always have free shipping!

They also currently have a promotion when you refer friends and they make a purchase, you will get a $20 credit added to your account.

Some examples of deals I’ve found recently are Melissa & Doug toys, Bunnies by the Bay kids’ items, French Connection accessories and more. If you sign up for emails, you will be able to see new sales they offer. We’ve been pretty impressed with the selection.

Click the banner above to sign up for a free account. We would love to hear what good deals you find!

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: April 20 – 26

April 21, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a great week with super cheap Pampers diapers, Mucinex Allergy, Listerine, Tresemme hair care, Revlon cosmetics and much, much more. I do occasional updates during the week on […]

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Bronze Butterfly Pendant Necklace just $1.23 shipped

April 21, 2014

A pretty Bronze Butterfly Pendant Necklace for just $1.23, shipped!  This is a good addition to your jewelery collection and would make a great little teacher gift to celebrate the end of the school year.  Chain length is 28″ and butterfly measures 2-1/4″ x 1-3/4″. Shipping is free but does come from overseas, so it […]

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The Body Shop: 40% off sitewide + FREE shipping on all orders (4/21 only)

April 21, 2014

The Body Shop is offering 40% off everything on their site and FREE shipping on all orders!  No promo code is needed for either promotion, all regular priced, non-sale items are automatically listed at 40% off. There are tons of great gift ideas, this would be a perfect time to pick up some high quality […]

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Tropical Traditions: FREE ground shipping on all orders (coconut oil and flour, raw honey 50% off, coconut butter + more)

April 21, 2014

Tropical Traditions is offering FREE ground shipping on all orders through Monday April 21st at 9 PM PST!  They carry some really amazing products, including high quality organic coconut oil, organic flours, baking products, palm shortening, vinegars and oils and much, much more. My favorite product is their Organic Raw Honey.  We use it in […]

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Degree Clinical Protection Deodorant as low as $2.93 + FREE shipping

April 21, 2014

Amazon has Degree Clinical Protection Antiperspirant + Deodorant for just $3.57, free shipping included!  If you’re an active person who sweats and may stink a bit, this is an awesome product.  Prescription strength wetness and odor protection at a 69% savings!!  Click here for other deals from Unilever. Here’s how to take advantage of this […]

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Graphic Print Scarves $1.99 + FREE Shipping

April 19, 2014

We found two cute options here to add some color and interest to your wardrobe this spring, and both for just $1.99 + FREE shipping!  This American Flag Scarf is long enough to tie in all kinds of ways and would really cute with a white tank and some jeans. This Multi-colored Floral option is […]

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Solutions to common challenges when starting a fitness routine

April 18, 2014

I’m convinced that it’s not getting started with a workout regimen that is the hardest part.  So many of us in a fit of motivation sign up for a class, buy a DVD, start running every day.  This is the honeymoon stage of the relationship.  Things look bright and rosy and promising and we make […]

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Amazon: Mega Bloks Funny Animals Bag $10.94

April 18, 2014

Right now on Amazon you can pick up this Mega Bloks First Builders Funny Animals Bag for only $10.94.  Awesome price for a fun gift to that kiddo in your life who like to build.  These pieces are unique and funky, and are sure to get some belly laughs when you build with them.  The […]

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Amazon: Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack $12.74

April 18, 2014

We found this Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack for just $12.74 today on Amazon.  These packs are awesome for birthday party treat bags or as potty training rewards.  There is also a Matchbox On a Mission 20 Car Pack with an adventurous theme that is sure to please your little car lover. Shipping is […]

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