Brand names and your back to school shopping budget


You guys already know about my love for office supplies.  The fact is, I’m kind of a snob when it comes to pens and paper.  Some store brands miss the mark in terms of quality and durability.  My desk usually contains familiar brand names that are sure to stand up to grading papers.  Here are a few ways you can stick to brand names without compromising your back to school budget.
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Looks I Love for summer to fall transition #Giveaway ends 7/24 US

I hate to admit it, but my summer break is coming to a close very soon.  It’s time to start thinking about my fall work wardrobe.  Typically, it’s a better value to shop for items that can work with my current clothes options.  This year, I’ll be buying a few dresses since they are so easy to wear on busy mornings.  Disclosure: This post contains my affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission (at no cost to you.) Opinions shared are mine.  [Read more…]

Huge Savings on Microsoft Surface Pro – Student-Friendly Tablet #Giveaway

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Microsoft Surface Pro #giveaway

It’s hard to believe that this is my 20th year of teaching!  Out of those two decades, 19 years have been spent in a 6th grade classroom.  It’s been so long since the days of having a rainbow-colored wrist from my overhead projector markers.  Technology has changed so much during my teaching career.  Through it all, Microsoft Store products helped me maintain a rigorous level of learning in my classroom, no matter what subject or content.   [Read more…]

How to get Book of the Month for $5

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I’m lucky to work with lifelong learners.  My friends at work love to read, and we are always sharing books.  While some of the girls prefer audiobooks, I’m still fond of the paper versions.   If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’re probably aware of my love for subscription boxes.  That’s why I’ve decided to gift myself the Book of the Month membership!  Through Oct. 31, use code BOTM5 on your new subscription to get the first month for just $5.  Or if you prefer, you could use code 30TOTE for 30% off 3 months plus get a free book tote.  I chose the 3 month discount, which was a bigger savings overall for a 3 month plan.

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Tribe Necklaces speak the truth! Special offer code

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Positive thoughts really CAN make a difference.
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Do’s and don’ts of Amwell telemedicine #momsloveamwell #ad

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Over the summer, my daughter shared her knock-down-drag-out virus with me.  One minute I was fine, but sometime after lunch the illness hit me full force.  I spent the entire weekend in bed, not able to sleep because of the all-over body aches.  There was no way that my aching body was going to make it  to the doctor’s office! Thanks to  Amwell,  I was able to get some comfort from a healthcare provider without even leaving my house.   #momsloveamwell #ad - get your visit for less! savingsinseconds.com

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It’s gifting season. What’s in your gift bags? #GrouponCoupons #ad

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April showers bring spring…gifts.  ?!?!  That’s now how the rhyme goes, but that’s how my LIFE goes!  April starts the gift season at our house.  We have both kids’ birthdays in the same week.  Our anniversary is in May, plus there’s Mother’s Day.  June brings Father’s Day and my birthday.  Not to mention all the baby showers, graduations, and weddings that start cropping up in spring!  If you’re in the same boat, we feel your pain.  What’s in your gift bags?  Let Groupon Coupons help!

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Groupon Coupons can make it a spring to save

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Groupon has been a trusted name at our home for a long time. I often use their deals to purchase luxury activities, such as a massage or a salon visit. Local adventures such as the Alpine Roller Coaster discount can make a day trip even more fun. Now, Groupon Coupons make it even easier to save money! From the Groupon website, just go to the tab that’s on the far right and click “Coupons.” You can search by store or category.  Plus, it’s absolutely FREE to use!

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New spring looks made easy!

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We’ve had a crazy-weather week here in TN.  It went from high 50’s to snow, and now we’re expecting 60’s temperatures this weekend.  Daffodils have already bloomed, and my sister’s tulips are starting to show through the ground.  If you’re feeling spring in the air, too, it’s time to freshen up.  New spring looks are made easy with these great offers.
SCARF sale - 2 for less than $9 SHIPPED #affiliate
The first biggie that I’m taking advantage of — Spring Lightweight Scarves – 2 for $8.99!  PLUS FREE SHIPPING w/code SCARVES2  I’m getting the Allie Floral Outline Infinity Scarf in sea foam and the Kaye Rose Print Ombré Infinity Scarf in black.   UPDATE — just went back and placed another order, because the Floral Stamped scarf was calling my name!  And bonus — it was the new 99-cent scarf today. HOORAY!!   This affordable deal is also great to stock your gift closet.  A scarf is a lovely gift for friends, sisters, teachers, and coworkers.  Don’t worry, I won’t judge if you just get them for yourself!

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The day I said YES #WhyNotWednesday #BetterMatters #ad

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Communication issues with a tween are tough enough. Add the cell phone battle, and you might as well wave a white flag.  With the many after school activities and weekend sleepovers that take place, a cell phone for my daughter became a necessity.  She had a small “emergency” phone but it didn’t work well, so she never used it.  It was definitely time to upgrade.  We didn’t want to let a bad cell phone connection to keep her from being able to contact us if there was an emergency.  When she asked me if she could have an iPhone from Verizon — just like mine — I said YES.  Since I’d initially opened my new customer account online, I knew that the site was reliable and user-friendly.  I was really surprised at how easy (and quick!) the online ordering process was.   Lucky for us, Verizon made it super easy and affordable to add another line.  My daughter inherited my gently loved smartphone, and I got to purchase a new iPhone 6.   Through 2/29, new customers can receive up to $50 off select smartphones with coupon code COUPONVZW.  Take a look at all the options! Which smartphone would you like to get with this discount?  [Read more…]

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