Archive for December, 2011

$28 for a $20 Starbucks gift card and two Fandango movie tickets on Plum District

I love this deal! Right now you can get a $20 Starbucks gift card and two Fandango movie passes for $28 on Plum District, which is kind of like getting two movie tickets for $4 each! This sold out quickly the last time it was featured, so I’d hurry if you’re interested. You can buy up to 10 (which is obviously only for those people who see a lot of movies and drink a lot of coffee – although you can give them as gifts as well!) You have to use both by April 1, which gives you a decent amount of time to wait on a movie you’d like to see.

1 comment December 30, 2011

Borrow and lend Kindle books via Lendle, even if you don’t own a Kindle

I recently shared some info on facebook about a website called Lendle where you can borrow and lend books for your Kindle (or any associated devices like Android/iPhone/iPad, which is what I own – you don’t have to have a Kindle. You can even read books on your computer!) I wanted to give you all an update to let you know that if you sign up for a free Lendle account before 12/31 you’re entered to win a Kindle Fire! To enter you must enter a referral code, and if you’d like to enter mine, it’s 8RXQGYZK. If you’d like to see what books I have to loan, here’s my Lendle profile.

Lendle is a great place to share Kindle books that you already own to earn credits to be able to borrow Kindle books you’d like to read. My favorite Lendle tip comes from my friend Sarah’s blog: you can lend all the Kindle books that you’ve gotten for free, because most of them have now increased in price! Here’s a full list of the top 100 Kindle books that are currently free (to the right of the the top 100 ones that cost $).

In case you’re wondering, here are my two favorite books (currently) that I’ve gotten for free for Kindle. Both are highly recommended!

She Walks in Beauty, by Siri Mitchell

Maid to Match, by Deanne Gist (love the portrayal of life at the Biltmore)


Thanks, Sarah!

Add comment December 30, 2011

The winner of the Olivia prize pack is…

The winner of the Olivia prize pack is comment # 221, Kimberly. I’ve sent you an email so check your inbox. Thanks to all who entered! I’ll have another Kidtoons giveaway posted soon, so check back!

Add comment December 30, 2011

Target deal: free Desitin with printable coupons

Target is currently offering a promotion where you can buy 3 select Baby Care items and get a $5 Target gift card (through 2/4/2012). You can use this promo to get a great deal on Desitin! Here’s how it works:

Buy three Desitin Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Creams (Bonus Pack) for $2.48 each

Use three of this printable coupon for $1/1 Desitin Maximum Strength Original Paste (will need 2 computers to print three)

Pay $4.44 out of pocket and get a $5 Target gift card = kind of like free!

Print some of the other coupons here in case they don’t have this item in stock (and take your diaper coupons too); if you have extra coupons you don’t need you can always leave them behind and be a coupon fairy! Here’s a complete list of participating gift card items and coupons that match.

Thanks, Give Me Neither!

Add comment December 29, 2011

New printable coupon for illy issimo coffee drinks = really cheap at Walgreens

There is a new coupon available to print for $2.00 off two cans of illy issimo. These are really good coffee drinks – kind of like Starbucks’ frappuccinos. My husband absolutely loves these.

You can take this coupon to Walgreens by 12/31 to get the following deal:

Illy Coffee (Cafe, Latte Macchiato or Cappuchino) — 2/$3

Use $2.00 off two cans of illy issimo printable coupon

Total: $0.50 each

Plus, while you’re printing coupons, here are the rest of the newest ones from

New Coupons:

Thanks, Couponing to Disney!


Add comment December 28, 2011

Rent Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for $0.99 today only

You can rent Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for $0.99 today only from Amazon!  This was a really good movie, although you’ll need to have read the books or have watched the other movies to understand what happpens. Don’t try making this your first Harry Potter movie.

If you haven’t rented from Amazon before, don’t worry, it’s easy. Plus, you can purchase your rental at the discounted price today and still have 30 days to start watching it (although once you’ve started you have 24 hours to finish it.)

Thanks, Savings and Stewardship!

Add comment December 27, 2011

Coupon for free hot beverage at Pilot Travel Center

The Pilot Travel Center Facebook Page has a new coupon available for print for a free 16 oz hot beverage, valid through January 31st. This will come in handy if you still have traveling to do!

Thanks, Couponing in Critical Times!

Add comment December 27, 2011

Happy day after Christmas! Go shopping now for Christmas 2012 and save tons.

Happy Day-After-Christmas! Remember, this is the time I’ll be shopping for Christmas 2012, as most things will be heavily discounted. Purchase what you need now and save youself tons of stress  in 11 months. Plus, by saving money through shopping ahead, you’ll be better financially prepared to give to others throughout 2012.

Add comment December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Hope you are enjoying this time with friends and family!

If you’re looking for a place to worship, consider this your invitation to join me at my church for our 10:45 a.m. Christmas service!


Add comment December 25, 2011

Count your blessings and share your wealth

The quickest way to forget your troubles is to count your blessings. As Americans, even those who are struggling financially are among the richest in the world. Not convinced? Check the Global Rich List.

Here are some statistics I ran across recently and wanted to share with you all. It’s a reminder that although it’s good to provide for your family, we also should consider using our resources to help those who are less fortunate.

  • Annual U.S. spending on cosmetics: $8 billion
  • Basic education for all global children: $6 million
  • Annual U.S. and European spending on perfume: $12 billion
  • Clean water for all global citizens: $9 billion
  • Annual U.S. and European spending on pet food: $17 billion
  • Reproductive health for all women: $12 billion

Source: “The State of Human Development,” United Nations Human Development report 1998, Chapter 1, p. 37. As quoted in Collegiate Magazine, Fall 2011, published by LifeWay Christian Resources.

Add comment December 24, 2011

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