Introducing “Money Saving Sundays.” I thought it’d be fun to help other thrifty shoppers out there do some money saving. So, every Sunday I’ll supply you with awesome deals and coupons for kids and pets. Plus, you may even find a glitch or two posted.
All of the information posted below was valid as of Money Saving Sunday, February 19, 2017. I can’t guarantee availability or accuracy. For any concerns you’re going to want to contact the company offering the deal.
Alright, now that all of the legal mumbo jumbo is out of the way. Who is ready for some money saving fun?!
If you know of any money saving tips, tricks, offers, or whatever saves us money – let us know in the comment section below! You never know who you may help out.
Money Saving Sundays
Money Saving For Pets
Money Saving Coupons
Money Saving Offers
Get 14% off your Pooch Perks Box with code RUFF14!
Kurgo is having a cyber sale right now. Everything is 40% off!
Right now at HealthyPets.Com you can get 20% off dental products with the code SOFRESH.
Only Natural Pet is having a President’s Day Sale. You can get 30% off your order with code USAMADE. This is valid until 03/20/2017.
Entirely Pets pretty much has a sale going on year round. You can get up to 80% off pet products.
Pets Warehouse is another great place to buy for your pet. Most of their products are 50% off retail!
PetSmart also has a current offer. You get free shipping on orders that are over $19!
Plus, keep an ear out. A little birdie told me soon that they’ll offer free shipping with no minimum!
Money Saving For The Kids
Ok, so Filly Flair has some super duper cute kids clothes. Plus, their prices are already pretty low. Right now you can get $5 off your $50 order. You just use the code FILLY5 at checkout. You can actually stock up on quite a bit with 50 bucks. Plus, they have super cute outfits like the one below.
Crazy 8 always has CRAZY good offers! Right now they are offering FREE SHIPPING with absolutely no minimum!
Plus, Crazy 8 is having an awesome President’s Day Sale right now! A lot of their items are up to 80% off! Plus, add in that free shipping. That’s a steal.
Here’s another little tip.. use the code PRES15 at checkout and get another 15% off your order! But, that offer ends tomorrow! (2/20/17)
I didn’t find any great glitches, yet. But, make sure you’re following me on social media. Because, if I come across any, I’ll post them there!
Pet dental health is so important! In fact, it’s so important that there is a whole month dedicated to it! February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Some people giggle at the thought of someone brushing their pets teeth. But, pet dental health is very important. Just like us, the condition of your pets teeth is actually a window into how well they’re doing overall.
I’m guilty of not being able to resist puppy breath. Some people think it’s an acquired love. I guess I’ll have to agree. But, I think there is one thing all pet owners can agree on. Bad pet breath can really ruin cuddle time. But, bad breath is something that should be taken seriously. There are many underlying things that could cause a pets bad breath.
Pet Dental Health: Bad Breath Causes
Most veterinarians recommend a dental exam is done at least once a year. Every 6 months for pets who are considered “seniors.”
So, if you want to keep the bad breath down, there’s a few steps you can take.
See a veterinarian.
This may not be your #1 choice. As veterinarian appointments can be expensive. But, bad breath may be caused by some serious underlying issues. So, it’s vital to get your a pet a thorough check up.
Brush your pets teeth.
Brushing your pets teeth is vital for health pet dental health. They even make specialized tooth brushes and toothpaste. You can even use a washcloth. It’s recommended that you at least brush your pets teeth once daily.
Add an additive to your pets food/water.
There are a lot of products out there that can be added to your pets food or water. They will help freshen your pets breath.
Add treats to your pets routine that help fight bad breath.
There are also tons of treats available to help with pets bad breath. Many veterinarian offices also carry prescription pet dental health treats.
Allow a veterinarian to perform a dental cleaning.
Just like us, dental cleanings are important for pets.
How will you and your pet(s) celebrate Pet Dental Health Month?!
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Have you looked into all the kids subscription box options that are available? There’s a lot out there. Some feature toys. Then some of them feature clothing. Plus, so much more to make a kids subscription box perfect for little hands. Subscription boxes are all the craze right now. So, why not let your littlest ones join in on the fun, too?
Subscription boxes are pretty neat. You can get boxes for clothes, make-up. food, and all kind of stuff. The best part is that it’s delivered to your door every month. No wasting gas. No spending hours at a store. Bam! At your front door. But, subscription boxes aren’t just for adults. There are plenty of kids subscription box options.
Here are Dray and Haley’s favorite kids subscription box options.
Surprise Ride is such a neat idea for a kids subscription box. Plus, it was featured on my all time favorite show, Shark Tank. 😉 This box is perfect for ages 5 .
What You Get Each Month
Two activities that focus on either STEM, geography, math, history, or art.
Easy to follow instructions
Plus, fun extras!
Monthly – $24/month shipping
6-Months – $20/month shipping
12-Months – $19/month shipping
Right now you can use the code SHARK5 and get $5 off your order!
Are you a Disney fanatic like our family is?! If so, you’ll love the Walt Life kids subscription box. It’s perfect for Disney adult fans, too. The Walt Life subscription box offers five different options!
Green Kid Crafts is such a neat kid subscription box! Each box is themed to help your little one become an explorer. With topics such as safari, volcano, space, and so much more. Plus, there’s anywhere between 5-8 projects in each box! Each project comes with easy to follow instructions, too.
Okay, my kids are straight SOCK FANATICS! Especially Haley. So, we absolutely love, love, love Sock Panda! The best part is that Sock Panda is all about giving back. So, for every time you make a purchase or renew your subscription they donate a pair of socks! How cool is that?
Their kids subscription box is aimed for kids between the ages of 3 and 8 years old. You’ll get 2 pair of awesome socks for $15/month. Plus, they won’t just get socks. Each box also comes with games, crafts, brain teasers, and something new every time.
This is a sponsored post. But, all opinions are 100% my own.
Since the day I graduated high school I’ve always worked. I literally started my first job right after my high school graduation ceremony. My first gig was at a new Build-A-Bear store they were building at the mall. Unfortunately, I didn’t survive long. I was young and immature. Not sure exactly where I was heading in life. But, I’ll never regret it. Because, after all, every lesson is a learning opportunity.
When my daughter was born I still continued to work full time. For 10 years, I embraced the pet industry. Then a chain of events caused my life to go on a small roller coaster ride. Haley was diagnosed with epilepsy. My youngest was diagnosed with sickle cell. It was a constant battle between doctor appointments and working. When I say leaving my passion, the pet industry, was hard.. I mean it. It was the last thing I wanted to do. But, in order to make sure my family was cared for, it was a step I had to take.
Shortly after I left the industry, Vince lost a well paying job. We had no idea what we were going to do. Then he took a job he liked. But, it was a huge pay cut. But, with all of the doctor appointments for Haley and Dray I would only be working to pay for daycare and gas to and from work. It was hard for me to even manage 10-15 hours a week due to all of the appointments and illnesses.
Before we were hit with all of this, we lived pretty well. We ate out often. Lunch was usually from somewhere. We were able to go shopping, buy things we didn’t need for the house. All of the fun “luxuries” some people are able to experience. But, when we were hit by the typhoon, we had to change our lifestyles drastically. Bills had to be paid. We needed a roof over our head.
The first step I took was to find a way to make some kind of income from home. I sold quite a bit of things online. But, this wasn’t guaranteed income. Plus, some days I would make a decent amount. Other days I was lucky to find a penny on the sidewalk. The uncertainty of it all was tough for my family and I.
Now things are starting to take shape again. Vince has another well paying job. The best part is that he loves this job. But, this downfall has taught us a lot about life. A lot about what values we need to have again.
So, what survival tips do I have to offer you if you’re struggling on a one person income?
One Income Survival Tips
Stop eating out. Yes, that $1 hamburger seems tempting. But, when you’re scrambling for change for gas, you’ll wish you had that $1 for your gas tank. Plus, if you are a regular fast food lunch goer, you know that it adds up on a weekly basis. While the initial grocery trip may seem expensive, with the right planning the savings are ginormous.
Don’t be afraid to use those coupons. Check your local newspapers, magazines, etc. for coupons. Don’t be ashamed to use them. You can save thousands with coupons. Plus, that’s what they’re there for. For you to use them of course! Our family loves using Groupon Coupons.
Why Our One Income Family LOVES Groupon
It’s free to join! No hidden costs. Nothing!
Before our budget cuts, I LOVED Starbucks. One time I even got $10 worth of Starbucks for $5! I was stoked!
It’s easy to search for local deals.
They offer discounts for student
Plan ahead. I know you’re probably face palming yourself right now with this one. With everything that goes on in life, sometimes it’s hard to plan ahead. But, if you want to get the most out of your one person income situation, preparation is necessary. This could mean if you need a vacation, planning as far as a year or more in advance. You can even catch coupons for vacation, too. Right now Groupon Coupons even has a coupon for FREE admission to Sea World!
A budget binder. I’ve never been someone to be organized with paper. Who am I kidding? I’m not one to ever be organized, period. But, a budget binder is a lifesaver!! Below I posted a few links where bloggers offer some awesome (& FREE!) printable budget binders.
Cut back on the things that aren’t a necessity. Ya’ll have no idea how hard it was for me to say goodbye to our cable. I loved being able to watch my favorite shows. But, cable is expensive. Plus, less TV time opened me up to more social activities. Scary, I know!
Don’t be afraid to barter. Asking for a handout during tough times is hard. But, bartering is a great way to get the help you need but without feeling like you’re asking for a handout.
Every day it seems as if we learn something new about living on one income. But, although our situation is improving, we’re not losing what we have learned. We push forward every day, regardless of how “well” we’re doing that day, by following the rules above. Because, although we are doing better, the money we will save will give us the chance to do the things we miss from before. All without having to worry about the “what if” tomorrow.
Everyone dreams of the quintessential Christmas Eve: your belly full of favorite foods, family and friends gathered around the piano and presents wrapped under the Christmas tree. While you might not have a Steinway piano or towering fir at the center of your living room, you can still incorporate elements of Santa’s house into your interior decor. Create a cozy mantle filled with noble greenery, spruce up your table with pops of red holly or incorporate holiday sweets into your décor with candy canes or home-baked cookies. No matter how you decorate, looking to the jolliest man of all for inspiration will certainly help you capture the magic of the holiday season.
Curious to see the inside of Santa’s house? Stop by for a virtual visit and explore his festive home.
Kids chores. It’s a beautiful thing. Well, most of the time. Except when they’re fighting having to do chores. Then it’s not such a beautiful thing. But, I am blessed. Haley, my 5 year old, loves doing chores. She thrives with chores. When she does them, she goes all out. But, I know that will change as she gets older. I already see the transformation coming. But, for now, I’m enjoying the kids and chores phase.
Are your kids old enough to help with chores? Let’s be honest, how much do they enjoy it? My oldest, she’s 5, loves helping with chores. She actually asks if she can help often. Haley is a huge help. Plus, she makes sure that her chores are done in a top notch manner. Which, I have to be honest, helps mommy a ton. Right now, her chores are simple. Because, her attention span isn’t quite there. We’ll worry about advance chores when she’s older. But, for now she enjoys being a kid with chores on the side.
We follow a chore chart to ensure that she remembers what to do. She loves filling it out, too. So, that’s a plus. The chores she does may seem like everyday tasks to us. And they are. But, she loves them. She loves her chore chart. I even added a free printable below for you. It’s the same chore chart we use for Haley. I created it, too!
Kids Chores: Our Daily Routine
Like I said, I’m totally blessed. Haley loves doing chores. Most of the time her chores are done before I have to ask.
Make her bed
Brush her teeth
Help mommy as needed
Help set the table for dinner
Brush her teeth
Help feed the dogs
Put toys away
Get dressed for bed
Overall, Haley’s attitude is great. But, on her chore chart I have spot for extra good behavior. In the near feature, we plan on adding more extensive chores. But, as of right now we’re dealing with the basics.
What are some kid chores you get your kids to do? How old are your children? I’ll need some ideas for the near future. But, for now, enjoy your free printable “Chore Chart” below!
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