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Starbucks Earth Day Freebie

Starbucks will fill your favorite travel mug with your favorite coffee or tea for free to celebrate eco friendly travel mug use

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FREE Tree at Lowe’s Lowe’s is celebrating Earth Day by giving away a million trees on Saturday, April 23rd.  Make sure you stop in at Lowe’s to pick up yours.  Thanks, Jennifer at Healthy Life Deal Read more: http://couponstl.blogspot.com/2011/04/lowes-free-tree-on-earth-day.html#ixzz1JiM94SuO

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4-17 Smartsource Coupon Preview #2 Date: April 15th, 2011 4-17 Smartsource Coupon Preview #2Sunday coupon previewRegional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!(/X) after coupon = expiration date() before coupon = multiple of same couponETS = excludes trial sizesDND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts …

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Scholastic has a great Free Summer reading program for children 5 to 12 years old.  Scholastic and Kumon have partnered to encourage the development of reading and math skills and unlock your child’s learning potential.  Your child can complete MATH and READING activities and earn up to five FREE BOOKS …

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BBB Shred Day Saturday, Apr 16 8:00a to 12:00p at Schnucks supermarket parking lot, Edwardsville, IL Consumers and businesses can protect their identities by shredding sensitive documents at the Better Business Bureau’s Shred Day Event. Three boxes or bags of documents will be shredded free of charge. Event Website

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Kid’s Coco Klutch Today, Friday, Apr 15 6:00p at PBC Photography and Creative Cafe, Bethalto, IL Free family event! Geared for kids ages 2-7 but everyon is welcome. Enjoy stories, magic and warm coco and making new friends! Every meeting is a new adventure! Children must be accompanied by an …

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Do you need help parenting your children?

I am sure anyone can agree with me that being a parent is a tough job.  Especially with your first child.  With your first child, sometimes you totally do not know what you are doing.  There was many situations where I called my mom for advice.  As a parent you …

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Is a Puppy a struggle or an fun adventure?

Our family recently acquired a new puppy to add to the family,  A puppy can be like baby, whatever is on the floor may end up in their mouth, being chewed on.  The struggle of a puppy being in the house is house training them, and the things they may …

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What is the right choice, family or money?

Are you with your family a majority of the time?  Or maybe you are a workaholic?  Have you made the wrong choice to work instead of being at home?  I have made that choice before and I was told it was up to me to work too.  I made the …

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Math and Money for the Third grader

I am sure I have many homeschool parents or parents that like to do learning activities with their children.  Thought I would share this activity for your third grader. Lots of Money This activity allows a child to work with coins and understand that there are many ways to make the same …

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5 things I learned from watching the Waltons TV show

For a long time, I used to watch the Waltons television show.  I would either watch it when getting ready for work or in the afternoon when I couldn’t find anything else on t.v. Waltons is still available on certain channels, Netflix or even on your Amazon FireStick through Kodi. …

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I have a Struggle with the Television, Do you?

Does the television distract you from doing what you should be doing? So you find yourself stuck in front of the television watching various shows.  Television can be distracting for anyone.  That is why they make the shows so attractive for a person to watch.  Someone just has to turn …

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10 Things to Pass your time at the Laundromat

Do you realize there are things you could be doing to be productive at the laundromat? Do you hate going to the Laundromat? I understand many people do not have the money to have a washer and dryer at home. Or maybe one has broken down so you might as …

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How to relax for your Mental Health

Have you ever felt like you needed a mental health day to recoup your mind and to feel like yourself again? Maybe it was a really bad day at work or a day where everything went wrong.  So you need a day that is calm and where you may control …

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When Being Frugal Rubs Off On Your Significant Other

My significant other typically does not exhibit frugal tendencies. This has caused friction for us, but now I am seeing the frugal come out, and I’m elated. Significant Other and Spending My significant other, my wonderful loving, hardworking husband has always been way more free with money than I have. …

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Should a Mom spend time with her Girl Friends?

Did you know that a mom can have friends and a social outside of the home?  A mom is a woman that is her own self with friends.  It is just like when a kid sees his teacher out in public shopping, they are shocked.  Teachers have lives outside of the …

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Does your teenager know the responsibilities of a car besides driving it?

#Sponsored Post Our son will be getting his drivers license soon. I wonder if he really knows what to do with a car besides driving it.  Drivers education teaches students how to drive a car.  There are many responsibilities with driving and owning a car.  These special duties of a …

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5 Things That Are Driving Up Your Electric Bill

  Have you ever wondered what drives your electricity usage through the roof? You get the bill and you’ll either see that you used more or less electricity than the previous period, but the rest is a bit of a mystery. A detailed breakdown of energy usage by appliance would …

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Did you know there are coupons on Groupon?

Disclosure: Sponsored post I try to use coupons as much as I can.  I recommend coupon sites to people all the time.  Do you use Groupon now for deals? Did you know that Groupon has coupons there?  It is not just a deals on a local places or an item. …

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Do Not Get that Personal Loan no matter how broke you are

I am sure there are times when you have felt like you are so broke the world is coming to an end. Maybe you feel like you are not going to make it to your next payday.  Have you thought about getting a personal loan?  Don’t do it.  I can …

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Red Plum 7/23 Coupon Insert Preview

Red Plum 7/23 All $1.50/1 fresh clean essentials ets (9/2) All $1/1 product ets (9/2) Angel Soft $.45/1 bathroom tissue (8/23) Band-Aid/Neosporin $2/3 band-aid adhesive bandages, Neosporin or band-aid first aid products (9/3) Benadryl $1/1 product (9/3) Clean & Clear $1/1 product ets (9/3) Dove $1.50/1 clinical protection antiperspirant deodorant product excluding m+c, multipacks and trial (8/20) …

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Crucial Money Saving Tips for Insurance Coverage

Crucial Money-Saving Tips for Your Insurance Coverage   You’d be a fool not to save money where you can in today’s economy. It was only about a decade ago that the nation barely escaped what would have been a financial collapse worse than The Great Depression. Even if you are …

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5 Reasons You need to Start Investing

5 Reasons You Need to Start Investing – Now   Every family has big financial goals. Two very common ones are: saving to provide a college education for our children without them going into debt; and positioning ourselves for a comfortable retirement in the future. Here are five reasons why …

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The Realities of Frugal Living

Frugal living is a well known topic the last few years. It’s awesome that people want to learn more about saving money and using what they have. It is a great skill to learn and being good stewards of our money is important. Definitely something everyone should learn. But what …

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What are the best Kitchen Tools needed for cooking outdoors?

Cooking Outdoors Do you plan to do any cooking outdoors this summer?  Maybe on the BBQ grill or over a fire while camping is the style of cooking you will be doing.  Have you thought about what cooking tools you will need for cooking while camping?  One does not want …

5 Easy Air Conditioning Tips to Save Money on Your Power Bill
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5 Easy Air Conditioning Tips to Save Money on Your Power Bill

Summer is quickly reaching all of us. Many people in the United States, are already experiencing temperatures into the 90’s. The heat typically leads an increase in your power bill, as we all are using our air conditioning a lot more. These are tips that I use on a regular basis to …