Retail Round up

Each week, Stretching Your Budget brings you the best retail coupons available. So, if you’re heading out for some retail therapy this weekend, be sure to print some of these awesome coupons to take with you! To see the complete list of coupons, head over to Stretching Your Budget!

A.C. Moore – 40% off one regular priced item (exp. 12/3)

Aeropostale – $10 off a $50 purchase (exp. 12/24)

Aldo – 15% off your entire purchase (exp. 12/10)

Ann Taylor – $50 off a $150 purchase or $100 off a $250 purchase (exp. unknown)

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GREAT Gift Card Discounts Abound!! *HOT*

Still looking for gift ideas for those who are hard to buy for? How about gift cards that you can get for less than they are worth! Here are some great finds that you can get today:

Barnes & Noble $25 Gift Card for ONLY $15!

2 Fandango movie tickets for only $12 (a $24 value)!

$20 for $50 Toward Sporting or Event Tickets from ScoreBig

Movie Tavern – Multiple Locations $6 for Movie Outing with a Large Popcorn (Up to $14.75 Value)

Shopping Kmart? Check Autism United for coupons and savings!!

I’m almost giddy with excitement, this Thanksgiving Eve.  Why?  Because tomorrow, when the paper arrives, the Black Friday fliers will be here.  Yes I know we’ve all seen them scanned, etc. for weeks, but there’s something so fun about going through them on Thanksgiving morning, and then going through them again for final plans on Thanksgiving night after everyone has eaten too much of everything and you’re too full to sleep! 

This year might be different.  This year I might do more online shopping than in store.  I know, I know.  But I think my age is creeping up on me.  Or lack of sleep.  Or my sanity is fighting its way through?  Whatever the reason, I really may try to do more online.  Regardless, when I shop online I like to maximize my savings (of course) but when places like Autism United have ways for me to save some of my money AND help bring awareness to a cause that hits close to home for so many families, including my own, well, that’s kind of a no brainer.  

The Kmart coupon codes  an all other coupon codes on the Autism United Shop site are verified coupons and discounts.  I noticed there’s a code to save an additional 5% off of toys including  Black Friday and the codes are good even on sale pricing!!

Dollie and Me matching dresses at Totsy!

My 6 year old is full on obsessed with matching her beloved “Holly” doll, and I’m so glad there’s brands like Dollie & Me for her to match to her heart’s content at such an affordable price.  Now that my 2 year old understands “matching” although she calls it “same, SAME!” I need to watch those pennies even more to maximize savings and minimize spending without sacrificing the cute.  One thing I love about this brand is that they have so many options, and for the price of a special occasion dress I’d be buying anyway, my girls have a dress their doll can wear at the same time .   I may have loved a dress so much during their last promo on Totsy that I got it for my goddaughter, my 6 year old and her BFF’s birthday!!  :o)  Really nice quality dresses, clothes and accessories that don’t kill the pocketbook. This is perfect timing for the holidays!!

Here’s a hot deal at Totsy! Get a Sweet Heart Rose Dollie and Me dress set for just $22.50!

All the dresses are gorgeous dresses – perfect for the holidays! And at $22.50, are a GREAT value! Plus you get the matching dress for an 18″ doll also! (I happen to have 4 neices that would go ga-ga over this sale! I only wish I could afford $22.50 x 4. LOL!)

They also have a couple track suit outfits with matching ones for the dolls. As well as bathrobes and pajama sets for $16.75 (also with matching ones for the dolls!)

This sale at Totsy is only going on for two more days and once a style/item is gone, it’s gone!

Totsy is members-only but it’s free to sign up and you get FREE shipping if you are new to Totsy!
Thanks Saving Toward A Better Life!

Retail Roundup

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Each week, I bring you the best retail coupons available. So, if you’re heading out for some retail therapy this weekend, be sure to print some of these awesome coupons to take with you!

Abercrombie & Fitch – 25% off your entire purchase (exp. 11/23)

Aeropostale – 40% off your entire purchase (exp. 11/20)

Aldo – 15% off your entire purchase (exp. 12/10) [click to continue…]

Crock Pot Applesauce


This week’s recipe is for yummy Homemade Applesauce using Brianne’s recipe from Just Trying To Save Money! This recipe is perfect for when you notice a sale on apples such as the sale two weeks ago at Meijer that Brianne used to stock up. You only need a few ingredients to make a great tasting homemade applesauce and the added benefit is your house will smell like an apple pie!! [click to continue…]

Free Cartoon-a-Day Calendar download from Amazon


I love these cartoon-a-day calendars! And there are a few that are available for FREE at Amazon!

Fishing Cartoon-A-Day: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar

Cat Cartoon-A-Day: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar

Dog Cartoon-A-Day: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar

Teacher Cartoon-A-Day: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar
Don’t have a Kindle? You can get the Kindle app for any device you have (computer, smartphone) and for free AND take advantage of the free downloads! Amazon always has books to download for free!

Amazon pricing can change suddenly so grab these freebies while you can!

Thanks Saving Toward A Better Life!

52% Cash Back On Magazine Subscriptions (All You Included)

Looking for a good deal on a magazine for the holidays (or maybe for yourself- All You Magazine)?  Magazines make a great gift for a LOT of people. My Grama B used to get me a subscription and tuck an issue of the magazine into my stocking each Christmas to let me know.  I get them for the kids and my husband…and of course…myself too.  Who doesn’t like to get mail, especially NON bills?! 

Today on Ebates (the best online rebate website out there) you can get 52% cash back on purchases at Magazines.com. 

Magazines.com has a HUGE selection of magazines and you can get 52% cash back on ALL of them.  Off to check right now if they have Holmes magazine…which they don’t but they have his book Make It Right for 20% off cover…plus the  cashback makes that an awesome gift for Mr. Bargains!!)

Check out Ebates.

I highly recommend them and use them myself whenever I purchase my All You Magazine!  You can get a 2 year subscription for less than the price of a one year subscription on Amazon!  Plus, for magazines like my husband enjoys (Fine Homebuilding) this is a HUGE savings!! One for him and All You for ME!!

Thanks The Centsible Family!

Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own-Train Set $7.07 shipped

I have been eyeing this toy for Bug. Right now at Amazon the Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Trainis $3.99 + $3.08 s&h (not available for super saver shipping at this time).

That’s only $7.07 total for this which is over $10 less than regular price!

This would make a great gift for a little boy or girl who loves trains- all three of mine are playing trains around the clock the past few weeks again!!

Need a gift for a girl? Check out the Melissa and Doug Create-A-Craft Flower Mirror. It’s only $5.75 and eligible for FREE super saver shipping on orders over $25! Melissa and Doug also make race car, doll house, jet place and many more wooden craft kits!

Thanks Saving Toward A Better Life!