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Check out the ALL YOU Mother’s Day Gift Sale!  Share the gift of ALL YOU Magazine with mom when you buy a 1-year subscription and get one for FREE!  That’s TWO subscriptions for just $19.92, ONLY $0.90 per issue!

Grab the sale here: Mother’s Day Gift Sale! Buy One Subscription of ALL YOU and Get One FREE! Offer ends 5/11.
 

ALL YOU is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, packed with money-saving tips, quick and easy recipes plus much more.  Be sure to take advantage of these great savings while they last!

 

 

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FREE Huggies Big Pack Diapers After Cash Back!

Huggies Diapers

New TopCashback members only: QUICK! Snag more than 100 diapers free after cashback!! Not a member of Top Cashback? Its ok its super easy to join and its free and easy. You can join here now. 

TopCashback is similar to Ebates and ShopAtHome. You go through them to get cashback on your purchases. Do in store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

For this deal:

1, Signup for TopCashBack here.

1. Visit WalMart through TopCashback and purchase a big pack of HUGGIES Snug & Dry Ultra diapers priced at $18.97 (Choose In Store Pickup to avoid S&H fees.

2. Within seven days $21 cashback will have posted in your TopCashback account. Thats a money maker!

Make sure you read the full terms on the site but I am pasting a portion here for reference but the main thing is to only order the diapers and nothing else in your order to get the full cash back plus a money maker! I have been a member for awhile and earned over $90 so far.

Terms and conditions

IMPORTANT: Transactions must only contain one pack of Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra diapers priced at $18.97 to ensure $21 cashback is credited to TopCashback accounts. If another item is purchased or additional items are purchased at the same time, the cashback amount awarded will be 5% instead of $21.

 

 

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MBIntel $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

MBINTEL Giveaway

Are you prepared for anything? What about a flood? Tornado? or even a home invasion? Do you have the necessary supplies to keep your family safe?

MBIntel has designed an online tool called MyIntel that you can use to determine how secure you and your family are and give you suggestions on how to increase your security. You can take the FREE MyIntel Home Risk Assesment and see where you stand! You can read my full review here, I took the assessment and was really glad I did. The Assessment is totally free but they do have an upgrade option and If you choose to upgrade, you can save $10 with the coupon code MomBuzz! 

Now let’s get to some fun stuff, MBINTEL is sponsoring a $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway and it’s super easy to enter, Read on and enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Special thanks to MBIntel who has sponsored this giveaway and to
Mom Buzz Media Bloggers for hosting!

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Open to US and Canada, giveaway ends 11:59pm on 4/21. Good Luck!

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Snap by Groupon Review

If you haven’t noticed by now I am a big fan of Cash Back programs and reward programs especially Apps that I can easily access on my phone! Today I am sharing with you a great new app called SNAP which is made by GROUPON! It’s super easy to use and has great offers. You add the offer to your list right from your phone and then just take a photo of your receipt and thats it. Read on to learn more about how it works and download the SNAP App here.

Snap by Groupon

How it works

Snap by Groupon gives you cash back on everyday grocery purchases – no matter where you shop. It’s like having grocery coupons on your mobile phone, but way better!

Their offers work at any store, and you never have to hassle with clipping or redeeming paper coupons. Just follow these simple steps:

1) Download the Snap app for iPhone or Android, or use the Snap website here.

2) Browse offers before you shop

3) Purchase promoted products at any store

4) Snap a photo of your receipt and get cash in your account!

Earn $20 in cash back and they will send you a check. It’s that simple. Plus, you can earn even more cash by sharing Snap with friends.

 

 

 

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Is Your Home Safe? FREE Home Risk Analysis!

Home Security
Is your home safe? Do you ever sit and think about what would happen in an emergency and if you would be ready? I thought I was pretty ready for any emergency but after taking a FREE Home Risk Analysis, I have some improvements to make! I never really thought about home safety in the way the analysis made me think of it. They bring up great points about not only home security like alarms etc but things like fire, flood and even internet safety. For example, do you have enough water for the whole family to last at least a few days in a natural disaster? Its always good to have water on hand even if you are just boiling it and putting it into containers to store in the basement. Luckily I stock up on water by couponing so in this area I scored high. Another area mentioned was identity theft which I learned a long time ago the hard way that you need to be very cautious with your identity! These are just two examples as there are many more.

After taking the free Home Risk Analysis you get a report that tells you what areas you need to improve on. My score was “average” but it noted areas I need to improve.  How do you think you would score? I recommend going to take your free Home Risk Analysis, it only takes 15 minutes and doesn’t require your address or any personal information besides your email address so what is there to lose? Its definitely 15 minutes well spent!!

Home Safety

Want to see how you would score go on over to the MBINTEL website. and take your FREE Home Risk Analysis today and see what areas you need to improve on to keep yourself and your family safe. After you get your Free Home Analysis you also have the option to upgrade to the paid version for more features like a full report with detailed descriptions of your specific risks ( I upgraded and got a 16 page report detailing each area that the report covered). The upgrade is not required but if you are interested, My readers can save $10 off the upgraded paid version ($29.95) with coupon code: MomBuzz 

Here is the list of features of the FREE vs PAID Analysis:

MBINTEL Home RISK Analysis

Feel free to come back and tell me how you did! I would love to hear about what you thought of the FREE Home Risk Analysis. Thanks!

 

This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media.
All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.
Thank you for reading!

 

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Blueberry, Kale and Fig Protein Smoothie!

Blueberry, Kale and Fig Protein Smoothie

I have been trying to eat a lot cleaner and healthier lately and this maybe something I am going to try! Check out this very original Epic Protein Smoothie brought to you by Abe’s Market. Would you try it?

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls of kale, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 C of figs
  • 1/2 C of frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1.5 C coconut or almond milk
  • 1 Tbs hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbs tahini
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Instructions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend smooth!

 

 

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Organizing Your Coupons

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So now you have all these coupons lying around collecting dust, what do you do with them? What is the best way to organize them so that you can find them when you need them.  It happens to all of us – you can’t find the coupon you need and then when you do find it, it’s expired! This is why you need some sort of system put together to organize your coupons.

I wish I could tell you there was one perfect way to organize your coupons but everyone does it their own way for what works for them. So it doesn’t matter if you pick up one of those coupon folders that looks like an accordion wallet or if you have a filing system that’s state of the art – just use something and use it without fail.

Here are a few ideas for you:

Start Small! Plastic Coupon Organizer

FLOMO - Coupon Organizer or Receipt Caddy Holder Wallet - Accordion Style (Blue)

This is great for those who only plan to coupon a little and not have tons of coupons or for newbies just starting out.

FLOMO – Coupon Organizer or Receipt Caddy Holder Wallet – Accordion Style (Blue) – $3.15 Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Purse Size Coupon Wallet

4 Best Bargains, Inc. - Purse Size Deluxe Coupon Organizer Wallet ToCart #71

This one is great looking, comes in different designs and fits right in your wallet. Perfect to keep your coupons organized for each shopping trip.

4 Best Bargains, Inc. – Purse Size Deluxe Coupon Organizer Wallet ToCart #71 – $12.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Great Portable Double Deluxe Purse Size Coupon Organizer Wallet

4 Best Bargains, Inc. - Double Deluxe Purse Size Coupon Organizer Wallet ToCart

This one is also purse size but fits a lot more coupons.

4 Best Bargains, Inc. – Double Deluxe Purse Size Coupon Organizer Wallet ToCart – $17.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

The done for you “Deluxe Coupon Organizer”

4 Best Bargains, Inc. - Coupon Organizer - Big Bucks Binder #59

This one has everything you need to be a coupon pro! Keep all of your coupons organized and by your side while you shop!

4 Best Bargains, Inc. – Coupon Organizer – Big Bucks Binder #59 – $45.00, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

DIY Coupon Binder

Case It - 2-Inch Ring Zipper Binder, Blue, D-251-BLU

Don’t want to get the Deluxe Organizer just yet? Grab a binder like this one and add plastic inserts to make your own!

Case It – 2-Inch Ring Zipper Binder, Blue, D-251-BLU – $17.16, Available at Amazon.com

 

Coupon Binder Pages that can be added to your binder:

Activa Healthcare - Coupon Binder Pages - Starter 20 Page Assortment + Bonus Sleeve

 

Hobbymaster - Coupon Binder Pages - Starter 20 Page Assortment + Bonus Sleeve

Hobbymaster – Coupon Binder Pages – Starter 20 Page Assortment + Bonus Sleeve – $9.94, Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

 

 

 

You don’t have to be the Martha Stewart of coupon organization, but you do have to have a system. Create one that suits your method of shopping. So use what works for you!

Have a different idea you want to share? Feel free to comment on this post and share!

 
 

Checkout the Complete Couponing Series:

1. Using Coupons to Save Money

2. Where to Find Coupons 

3. How to Read Your Coupons

 

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Reading your Coupons

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The first thing you want to do before you start using your coupons, is to read them carefully! There are three things you will need to look out for when reading your coupons.

• Expiration Date
• Specific Item the coupon is for
• Number of Items you need to buy in order to use that coupon

The expiration date will usually be right at the top of the coupon, be sure to check month, date and year!

Coupon Expiration

Check the coupon and see how many of that particular product you need to buy, in the example above, you need to buy THREE any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands Biscuits.

reading a coupon
The other thing you want to look at is the part with the fine print, usually starts with the word “Consumer.” Look for Limits per purchase and # of “Like Coupons” per purchase, household etc. Per Purchase means per item, so on this coupon you can use 4 of these coupons assuming you are buying 4 of the items the coupon is for.

Coupon Limit

Each store has its own coupon policy as well so it may vary on how many coupons you can use.

 

Checkout the Complete Couponing Series:

1. Using Coupons to Save Money

2. Where to Find Coupons 

3. How to Read Your Coupons

4. How to Organize Your Coupons

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Where to Find Coupons #Coupons

Coupons

In order to start couponing, you will have to know where to find your coupons. Where are they? Let’s cover some of the most popular places to find coupons.

Newspapers

Newspapers are the first stop when you want to look for coupons. Even beginner couponers know that the Sunday paper offers a nice insert filled with various coupons. In your Sunday paper you will usually see the Smart Source coupon insert appear on a weekly basis (with some holiday exceptions). The Procter and Gamble (P&G) insert appears at the start of each month, this one is very valuable! Some areas also have the RedPlum in the Sunday Paper or in areas like where I live it comes with the mail weekly.

Smart Source & RedPlum are not only an insert for newspapers but can also be found online as well at Redplum.com and Smartsource.com.

Want to know what coupons will be in the Sunday paper before you buy it? Just go to www.sundaycouponpreview.com and you can even see the year’s inserts that are scheduled to be included.

Getting Coupons Online

As a couponer who is just starting out, you might think that newspaper coupon inserts are the main way of getting coupons. While they do give you plenty of savings, you have to search other places, too. Online printable coupons are one huge way to save and are becoming more and more popular.

You can look to sites like coupons.com, redplum, smartsource.com, eatbetteramerica.com and commonkindess.com for loads of printable coupons. You can even print coupons right from coupon blogs like Esavingsblog.com which feature a Coupon Center! Don’t see a Coupon you want? Check the Coupon Database! Just type in the name or brand name and it will display where you can find a coupon. For example: Need bread? Type in “bread” and see the results come up of where to get coupons for bread.

Coupon Database

Go Straight to the Manufacturer

Besides newspaper, magazine and online coupons, you can go straight to the source – the companies that make the products that you like to use. Why do manufacturers like giving coupons to customers? A customer who saves money is happy and a happy customer becomes a loyal customer. Usually all you have to do to tap into this source is find the company online and sign up for their mailing list or newsletters. Some manufacturers have social media pages, too so be sure to check those out for coupons and deals.

eCoupons & Coupon Apps

eCoupons are not the same as the coupons you clip. You never actually even touch them. These sites link whatever coupons you pick out to the store’s shopping card that you use.

For example, if you look at www.savingstar.com, then you’ll see that you can pick out savings on the site. You’ll also see there are no coupons to clip. It’s very eco-friendly, too.

How it works is that when you finish shopping (and this can be used for drugstores, too), you check out with the items you picked the coupons for. You won’t see any minus symbols on your register receipt – and for those who are used to using print coupons, this can be a bit of an adjustment at first. But what happens is that while you don’t get the money discounted right then, it does come back to you – but as money sent straight to your bank or Paypal account. It’s a pretty neat way to watch your money come back to you!

Other coupon apps I love are BerryCart, IBotta and Snap by Groupon.

Checkout the Complete Couponing Series:

1. Using Coupons to Save Money

2. Where to Find Coupons 

3. How to Read Your Coupons

4. How to Organize Your Coupons

 

 

 

 

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Couponing Series: Using Coupons to Save Money!

Couponing

The Couponing Series: Using Coupons to Save Money 

 

Coupons are becoming increasingly popular. We are in hard times and many people are struggling just to get by with the basics and really trying to learn how to stretch their hard earned dollars. What if I told you that you could get most of your basic items for half price or even pennies on the dollar by using coupons? Would you follow the steps to do it? Coupons are like cash! If you use them correctly and at the right time you can definitely get huge discounts! If you take the time to learn the couponing ropes, you will be well off. I will even share with you some easy ways to get coupons on the go for those of you who “don’t have time to coupon”. Using coupons to save money is easy just keep reading.

Most people only dabble in coupon usage. They might check out the circulars in their Sunday paper, clip one or two items that look good, and probably forget to use them when they’re at the checkout stand.

Couponing is a well-planned method of shopping and saving, so in this Couponing Series I am going to show you how to use coupons to save money and achieve great financial results from your efforts. It can be a lot of fun once you get the hang of it, each trip to the grocery store becoming somewhat of a challenge you engage in and you will never want to pay full price again. It also gets easier the more you do it.

It’s worth the effort to take time clipping coupons because the money you’ll save will be money you can spend in other ways for yourself or for your family. I will even show you the “lazy guide to couponing” so when you’re busy you can still save money. So take the time to go through the series and even if you apply a third of what you learned you will be saving money so there is really nothing to lose!

Why Coupon?

This is really a very easy answer! Why not? Coupons are like cash. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed to use coupons. I know a lot of people who are embarrassed to use coupons and I do not understand why. Do not be, using coupons actually makes you a smart shopper. Many times over I have had a cashier congratulate me on my transaction; they were so amazed that I was able to get so many things for such a small amount of money. Other people just do not use coupons because they don’t know how or they tried and got overwhelmed. Don’t get overwhelmed, once you learn how to use coupons properly, that overwhelming feeling will go away.

Checkout the Complete Couponing Series:

1. Using Coupons to Save Money

2. Where to Find Coupons 

3. How to Read Your Coupons

4. How to Organize Your Coupons

 

 

 

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