How to save money on Crest Whitestrips – Sweet Savings

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You guys know how much I love my subscription boxes. It’s fun to get “good” mail, and trying new products is exciting. If you’ve wondered how to save on pricey Crest whitestrips and toothpaste, here’s a tip. Recently I discovered the Amazon beauty sample box and was really impressed! The best part is that the $11.99 cost is CREDITED back to your Amazon prime account when you purchase selected items. Basically, it pays for itself!

The Whitestrips had a $10 off coupon on Amazon, which stacked with the $11.99 credit. Since I was already planning to buy Whitestrips as stocking stuffers, this was a huge savings. I also tried the Crest Whitestrip sample box. It’s only $4.99 and also comes with that awesome credit feature, and it stacked with the other credit PLUS the $10 coupon. So, my total out-of-pocket expense for the $36.xx box of Whitestrips was under $23. That doesn’t include the other samples I received, which were really top-notch as well. Here’s what my final screen looked like (remember, I also got the Crest sample box and used it to buy a twin pack of toothpaste.)

You do have to be a Prime member to take advantage of these sweet savings, so if you don’t already have it, I highly suggest the Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.

We are gifting one lucky reader with a beauty sample box. (If, for some reason, Amazon doesn’t allow it to be shipped elsewhere, we will substitute a $12 Amazon gift card.) To enter, visit the giveaway form below. The giveaway is open to US readers who live where Prime ships free. Ages 18+, void where prohibited by law. Good luck!  Giveaway ended. The winner is shown below.

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“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care….wait, did you hear that? The mailman left a box on the porch!” ~~someone at our house

Amazon gets me through the busy holiday season, but also the rest of the year.  I order just about all of our needs through Prime. (Here’s your chance to try Amazon Prime for a 30-Day Free Trial) That’s why I wanted to give YOU a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card (giveaway ended). After all, it’s the prize I’d want for myself!

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How to Fall Into Romance for FREE (or very close!)

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Romance is lovely in books, but I need something more. By that, I don’t mean steamy scenes or graphic content. Instead, I like books that have a really interesting story with a romantic strand in that tale. You don’t have to spend a bundle on these, and in many cases it doesn’t even cost a penny. Check it out on – Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices.  I was surprised how many of my friends and family weren’t using it yet!  Here are a few of my favorites, many of which are currently free on Amazon.  Of course, that can change with the wind, so check before clicking submit. You can also get many free titles by joining Tyndale Rewards. Use my referral link to start with 25 points. Then complete a few surveys, or share your link on social media, to earn more points. Last month I redeemed for 5 free books!
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How to save money on snacks at Disney World

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Our family has been blessed to travel to Disney World several times.  Snacks at Disney World are part of the fun. Alas, when we are Disney I rarely think about taking pictures of the food. I’m so busy eating it!   Thankfully, I found a way to avoid packing our snacks for Disney World.   [Read more…]

Finding the best Halloween costumes without tearing your hair out

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Halloween is always a fun time at the Savings in Seconds house. My daughter never chooses a store-bought costume. She picks random themes (candy corn princess, for example) and we have to assemble the outfit from scratch. My son prefers well-known characters, such as superheroes and cartoon characters.  Thankfully, I can usually find the Halloween costume he wants on Amazon.

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Can Amazon make your School Days easier? Enter the #giveaway for a chance to win $50 Amazon gift card #SchoolDays2016

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Back to school season has always been a thrilling time to me. The school supplies aisle is a haven for me, as much today as it was 25 years ago. The bloggers in the School Days Giveaway Hop want to make it easier to head back to school this fall.  Be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway below, then head to the other participating blogs for more chances to win! This giveaway hop runs from 8/16-8/30. Now, the big question is — what school supplies would you buy with a $50 Amazon gift card? [Read more…]

How to get your Harry Potter fix until July 31

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First of all, THIS.
How to get your Harry Potter fix before July 31-
I feel like it’s my duty to let you know that there’s another HP story coming! I still have friends who are surprised by this news. Friends don’t let friends miss amazing stories. [Read more…]

The Look and Tell Bible from Tommy Nelson

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If you’re looking for the perfect baby gift, consider a special book.  In this Oh Baby giveaway, one lucky reader will win a $10 Amazon gift card PLUS a Tommy Nelson book.   Tommy Nelson offers titles that are perfect for your home’s bookshelves as well as for the church nursery.  For example, let’s check out the Look and Tell Bible.

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Amazon Prime makes a great gift

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Earlier today, my father-in-law asked how Amazon Prime works. I was surprised, since he frequently orders from Amazon. When my husband started to list the benefits of Amazon Prime, I was reminded how much it’s worth the annual price tag. Shop Amazon for Father’s Day – Give the Gift of Amazon Prime
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Every Man Needs an Amazon Gift Card for Father’s Day

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My husband is pretty easy to please when it comes to gifts. He is a simple man with simple tastes, and doesn’t require a lot of fanfare. He does, however, like to read reviews and shop around when he has a product in mind for purchase. Having an Amazon gift card gives him the chance to make his decisions without stepping foot in a store. The delivery is made right to our doorstep to boot! Every man needs an Amazon gift card for Father’s Day!

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