Friday, December 9, 2016

The Trick to Finding Cheap Items for Free Super Saver Shipping at Amazon


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It seems this time of year everyone is ordering from Amazon.  I sometimes order multiple times a day if I find a good deal.  I have Prime so it's not a big deal to me.  (Hint:  This would be a good month to sign up for a free trial!)

But if you don't have Prime, sometimes you need a small item to boost your cart up to the $25 or $50 amount for free shipping.

Here are some searches that often bring up inexpensive items:

I chose to link to books because it works for book orders or other item orders.


Dover Sticker
Dover Activity books
Dover Classic Books   (some of these are as low as $1.00!)
Decorative notebooks

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Great Deals on Holiday Shopping with Swagbucks


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Now that the holidays are in full gear, you can get great deals and cash back for shopping through Swagbucks! Just go here and see all of the great cash back you can get from some of your favorite stores. Here's how it works:

1. Click here to see the stores offering deals and cash back.
2. Click through to the store(s) of your choice and do some shopping!
3. Get cash back in the form of points (called SB) that you can redeem for free gift cards so you can stretch your holiday budget even further!

As an extra bonus, if you're not a Swagbucks member and join through my link (or you've joined through my link this month), you'll get an one time 200 SB bonus when you spend $25 or more in any of the Swagbucks Shop stores before January 1st! Swagbucks is a great site where you earn SB points for doing every day things online like shopping, discovering deals, taking surveys, watching videos, searching the web, and more. The SB you earn, the more gift cards you can get, which are a HUGE help this time of year.  I always do the Christmas shopping for myself because people have always said I am hard to shop for -- and I am using my SBs to get me a few things off Amazon that I know will be a hit with me on Christmas morning.  It doesn't matter if you are shopping for yourself or someone else this time of year, turning SBs into gift cards is a great way to plan for gifts!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

10 Children's Christmas books that Should Be in Your Home Library

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Are you looking for some new, fun Christmas stories?  Looking for some books to use to make Christmas
memories?  Here are some of my favorites and why I like them.  Most are under $10, one is under $2.50, so you won't break the bank to add one or more of these to a stocking this year!  While I'm sure you have heard of some of these, I expect a few will be new ones to you, and hopefully they will turn into beloved favorites like they have here!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas A Story of Joyful Giving


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It's that time again -- when nothing beats a great Christmas special while drinking some warm cider and eating popcorn.  I have a giveaway to help you get in the spirit of Christmas.  How would you like to win a VeggieTales DOUBLE FEATURE Christmas DVD?

In this DVD, the first special is Saint Nicholas:  A Story of Joyful Giving, and then the second is The Toy That Saved Christmas.

So enter, and maybe you can put this under the tree for a child you love this Christmas.  Or you can purchase it here from CBD:

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five Lesser Known GREAT Christmas specials

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1.  Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.   I remember when I
was really little, in the 1970s, in the days before VCRs we used to have to try and watch for this to be on.  And the public broadcasting station always interrupted it for their fund drive, which seemed to be FOREVER.  This is another I watch every year.  Oscar the Grouch scared Big Bird about how Santa can deliver all the toys in one night, Big Bird camps out on the rooftop without telling anyone and all of Sesame Street is searching for Big Bird.  The Bert and Ernie rendition of O'Henry's classic Gift of the Magi story is fun.  Even without kids, you will find me watching this every year!