Posts made in August 2019

15% Target Purchase Store Coupon!

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Here’s a great Target offer for you!

This Saturday and Sunday 8/24/19 to Sunday 8/25/19, you will receive a coupon for 15% off a Future Shopping trip (in stores only) between September 3-14 when you spend $10 on school supplies! How awesome is that? If the kiddos still need some school supplies or if you want to stock up on a few items to get you through the year, this is a great time to do so! GO HERE to see more details of the offer. 

Set of SIX 17-Quart (4.25-Gallon) Sweater Box Storage Only $12.50!

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Get organized for fall with this awesome deal from Walmart! Pick up a set of SIX Mainstays 17-Quart (4.25-Gallon) Sweater Box Storage in Clear for only $12.50! And, you can choose free in-store pick up to avoid shipping charges!

Back to School with Crayola Take Note!

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For many of us, back to school is already in full swing! My boys started earlier in the week, and I feel that we are already into a great schedule. My son Drew is in 8th grade this year, while my youngest Brady is in 2nd grade. With that being said, I foresee a lot of projects ahead! Thanks to the Crayola Take Note! line of products, we are going to be well-prepared for any project that comes our way!

Crayola sent my family and I several products from the Crayola Take Note! line, and I am excited to share them with you! If you need high-quality, long-lasting products for all of your back to school needs, then you will definitely want to check these products out! My son Drew couldn’t wait to dive in and try out the markers. He loves to draw and is very creative, so the Crayola Take Note! Permanent Markers are right up his alley!

Be sure to check out all the Crayola Take Note! products at your local retailers:

Take Note! Erasable HighlightersCrayola Take Note! Erasable Highlighter features six vibrant colors, allowing tweens and teens to highlight and underline with bold colors and magically erase as needed. The Crayola Take Note! Erasable highlighters have bright colors on one end and clear ink tips on the opposite end for quick and easy erasing. No more worrying about highlighting the wrong word or over-highlighting a page!

Take Note! Washable Gel PensWith Crayola Take Note! Washable Gel Pens, tweens and teens can take their creativity to a whole new level – and be more prepared for school than ever before! Each washable gel color lays smoothly and streak-free with a cool click of these ergonomic, cushioned-gripped pens. Crayola Take Note! Washable Gel Pens are perfect for taking notes, art projects, organizing documents by color and creating colorful outputs, all with the washability you expect from Crayola.

Take Note! Permanent MarkersWith Crayola Take Note! Permanent Markers, teens, tweens and adults can create intense color and permanence on a variety of surfaces including plastic, metal, wood, canvas, fabric and more. Crayola Take Note! Permanent Markers create smooth, fine lines and feature a comfort grip for easy usage. Crayola Take Note! Permanent Markers are available in 8-count, 12-count and 24-count packs.

Take Note! Dual Tip Highlighter PensCapture your thoughts, notes and important things to remember with Crayola Take Note writing tools. Presenting a pen-highlighter hybrid that lets you write and then accentuate your important thoughts. The fine line end offers a tip that’s perfect for writing, while the other end sports a wide tip for highlighting in broad strokes. 

Take Note! Dry Erase MarkersWith Crayola Take Note! Dry Erase Markers, tweens, teens and teachers can make bold marks at any angle! Ideal for brainstorming, notetaking and more, Take Note! Dry Erase Markers feature vibrant colors that dry quickly and easily erase. Additional features include low odor ink and an ink level indicator that will show when the marker is almost finished so you never run out! Crayola Take Note! Dry Erase Markers are available in 12-count Broad Line, 4-count Broad Line and 4-count Fine Line.

Take Note! Washable Felt Tip PensWith the Crayola Take Note! Washable Felt Tip Pens, capture your thoughts, notes and important things to remember with a washable felt-tip pen that’s bold and vibrant and features a smooth laydown! Get ready to leave your mark, using six colorful felt-tip pens ideal for color coding notes and bullet journaling.

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Free 11×14 Photo Canvas!

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Do you have photos from summer vacation that you want to treasure forever? Right now, Canvas People has an amazing deal! Get a Free 11×14 Canvas (or 65% off any other size canvas) just pay $19.99 shipping! I can tell you, that is a crazy good deal! I personally have a wall of canvases in my home and they are the centerpiece of conversation when people enter. These also make the best gifts for anyone!

GO HERE to take advantage of this amazing offer.

Forever 21: Huge Extra 50% off Sale!

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Hurry on over to Forever 21 where they are having a HUGE extra 50% sale when you use promo code BYEBYE50 at checkout. There are tons of deals so be sure to look around. One deal that I noticed was the jewelry. You can snag earrings for under $2 a pair! And, be sure to choose Free in-store pick up to avoid shipping charges! I got all 4 pairs of earrings above for around $9! These will be so cute for fall!

Sam’s Club: $50 Restaurant Gift Cards for $37.50!

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Sam’s Club is having a huge one day sale today only! (August 3) There are lots of deals to take advantage of and one idea to note are $50 gift cards for only $37.50! Choose from places like First Watch, Steak N Shake, 4Rivers, Bonefish Grill, Bob Evans, Smashburger, PeiWei, Boston Market, , and so much more! Hurry if interested as popular ones will sell out!

TIP: Buying discounted restaurant gift cards is a great way to save for summer vacations especially if you combine them with a coupon or discount!

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.

Welcome ABC Action News Viewers!

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**If you missed the segment, feel free to watch it HERE.

A warm welcome to ABC Action News viewers! This weekend is a huge back to school shopping holiday for us here in Florida!

If you have not already started your back to school shopping for the kiddos, now is the time to do so! With the tax free weekend, many stores will be offering great sales and promotional offers, so this may be a great time to finish up your shopping while taking advantage of the sales. You can see my previous post HERE on the guidelines for Tax Free Shopping this weekend and the items that will be included.

While it may be more challenging these days to find good deals on school supplies, there are still ways that it can be done.

Here are a few tips to help as you plan your back to school shopping:

  • Start your shopping early and have a plan of action. Have the kid’s back to school list handy and know exactly what items that you are looking for. You don’t want to be shopping for items the week for school starts. Shopping early not only alleviates stress, but it allows you to score the best deals!
  • Shop at several stores to get the most bang for your buck. I often find that if you spend your entire budget at one store, you will end up spending more than you had originally planned. This does require some time and effort, but it is worth it! Purchase the newspaper on Sunday and see what stores have the best deals for the items on your kids’ school supply list and make a plan of action from there.
  • Be aware of limits on products. Many stores will limit the amount of products that you can purchase if there a special discount on that item. For example, you may only be able to purchase 5 notebooks for $0.10 each per person. Plan to take several people with you if you need more than the required limit.
  • Coupons are still alive and well! I have noticed several coupons both online and paper for school supply items. Don’t be afraid to utilize those to help you maximize your budget even more! For example, there was coupon in the newspaper this past Sunday for $1.50 off 2 BIC Stationery products. BIC Pens are priced around $1 at most stores so this coupon will get you 2 packs of pens for just $0.50! And, $0.25 per package of pens is definitely a stock up price and under my price point per package! (please keep in mind that most coupons now have a limit on them)
  • Have a product swap with friends. You may be surprised of the items that you have laying around the house that are brand new school supplies. Get your friends together and see what they have. You could save a few dollars and have a fun time doing it!
  • Thrift Stores– You can find some great hidden gems at your local thrift store! I have seen items with the tags still attached for a fraction of the price that you would pay at your local store.
  • School clothes closet sales. Check to see if your kid’s school has a closet sale of uniforms and other items that have been left behind. I just bought my boys’ uniform shirts and jackets (their school has a required logo shirt) that were in like-new condition for only $5 each!
  • Stack the savings! This is probably one of my biggest tips for ways that you can save on school supplies. When you stack store promotional offers and coupons with discounts and rewards you can save BIG! And, don’t forget at places like Target you will save an extra 5% off when you use your Target REDcard! If you don’t have a Target REDcard, consider shopping with a credit card that will earn you cash back or points.
  •  Know the price points of school supplies and what you should be paying for those items. I have put together a list below of my price points for school supplies. You may be able to find these items even cheaper than I have posted. If you do, stock up! You can click on the image below or print the list HERE and keep it with you for when you are shopping!

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Florida Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2019 August 2-6

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Florida Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2019 is almost here! This year we have 5 days (August 2-6) to take advantage of the holiday! During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.

Clothing and Accessories $60 and under

Diapers (this is a great time to stock up for the little ones!)

Fitness Clothing

Handbags, Purses, Wallets

Backpacks, Book Bags and Lunch Boxes

Shoes (including athletic)

Bicycle Helmets

Swimsuits and Swim Trunks


School Supplies $15 and under

Notebooks, Paper, Folders, Notebook Filler Paper, Graph Paper


Compasses, Rulers, Protractors, Scissors, Staplers and Staples 

Pens, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters

Poster Board, Constructions Paper

Glue, Paste and Tape

For all of the details and to see everything included, you can GO HERE to the Florida Revenue site.

Stock up Price on Elmer’s Glue Sticks!

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Hop on over to Amazon where they seem to have one of the best prices around right now on Elmer’s Glue Sticks! Pick up this Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack for only $6.63! That makes each stick just $0.22! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.