Why I Broke Up With Birchbox and my Luxury Sample Box from Amazon #Giveaway

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Sadly, I broke up with Birchbox this year after many years of getting the subscription box.  Lately, I just wasn’t feeling the love with my box.  The joy of getting new cosmetics (especially mascara and eyeliner) was muted by all the self tanners and stinky shampoos that kept coming.  Did anyone even look at my profile?!  The final nail in the coffin was the change in points.   [Read more…]

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.

Help your daughter get her head above the waves

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If you were riding in the van with us this morning, you would have thought I was mother of the year.  My sweet almost-teen daughter and I were sharing beloved worship songs, listening to each other’s music and talking about old favorites like Rich Mullins.  Every once in a while, my son chimed in with his own thoughts about the songs.  Life isn’t always like that for us — it’s just that right now, my daughter’s head is above the waves of life.  It’s inevitable that more storms will bring waves crashing down upon us…..we don’t expect constant happiness.  For now, though, this is enough.  If you’re struggling with your daughter’s life waves, here are some things that might help. [Read more…]

Affiliate links mean an Amazon gift for one lucky reader!

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Enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card

“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!

To enter, just complete one of the actions linked below. [Read more…]

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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9/1 Parragon Books
9/2 Justice League
9/3 Magical
9/4 Story
9/5 embossed tin
9/6 Starro
9/7 villain
9/8 Superman
9/9 Batman
9/10 Flash
9/11 Green Lantern
9/12 classic
9/13 action
9/14 adventure
9/15 hero

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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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#SchoolDays2016 #giveaway
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.
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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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