40 Years of Family + 10 Netflix title suggestions! #StreamTeam

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This July my parents celebrate 40 years of marriage. I am so excited for them- and for our whole family!


I have been incredibly blessed to have parents who instilled in me a love for my family. Growing up, my parents spent time teaching my siblings and I how to get along, reminding us that, “When you’re older, we want you to be each other’s best friends, so let’s get along now!”

My parents worked hard to create special family memories for us, including trips to Disneyland in California, cabin vacations at our favorite spot in northern Wisconsin, camping and fishing trips, singing with my dad playing the guitar around the campfire in our backyard, and so much more.

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My parents also thoughtfully created family traditions like Friday night movie night, Saturday morning cinnamon rolls, family devotions, the Christmas morning line-up, going to the 4th of July parade, and yes- the long, outdoor work day every Labor Day. :)


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As a parent with three little boys of my own, I now realize that a TON of planning, effort, time and money was required of my parents to pull off all of these memories and traditions! I am incredibly grateful. And I also find myself working hard to create the same gifts of memories and traditions for my sons.


Creating some Disneyland memories with our boys...

Creating some Disneyland memories with our boys…



Movies are a fun part of the memories my family and I share. Correct and timely usage of a, “well-placed quote” is always a cause for a good laugh. My parents occasionally called an, “all movie quote” family dinner. The only conversation allowed was movie quotes. Oh…the hilarity and uproarious laughter that ensued!!


Another tradition learned from my mom- beautiful table decorations and place cards for everyone on special occasions!

Another tradition learned from my mom- beautiful table decorations and place cards for everyone on special occasions!


There are so many awesome family movies on Netflix. I especially love the ones tied to family memories for me. Here is a list of a few of those favorites. Just click the link to watch them (if you have a Netflix account!)


Hunt for the Red October

  1. The Hunt for the Red October – oh. my. goodness. sean. connery!!!! MOST QUOTED family favorite!
  2. The Quiet Man – St. Patty’s Day favorite! Love John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara together. MOST QUOTED family favorite!
  3. The Emporer’s New Groove – MOST QUOTED family favorite!! LOVE it! Never tire of watching it.
  4. CharadeHitchcock mystery; Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn…again, you can’t go wrong with these stars!
  5. While You Were Sleeping – All-time favorite for my mom, sisters and me! Sandra Bullock is awesome in this one…
  6. Cheaper by the Dozen – Always loved this older flick, especially as the oldest of eight children. Myrna Loy is wonderful…
  7. I.Q. – Definite favorite of the whole fam; absolutely adorable! Love Walter Matthau in this one!
  8. The Man from Snowy River - We grew up riding my grandfather’s horses, so this was always a huge hit.
  9. Robin Hood- So many memories from watching this as a child. We had to rent the VHS player from the video store in those days…
  10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – awesome quotes, Dick Van Dyke at his best, and so much more. Love this movie!


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I really could go on and on with family favorite; there are so many! What are some of your favorites tied to family memories?


Here is a list of some new titles you’ll want to check out on Netflix!


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1. All Hail King Julien (new episodes 4/3)
2. Littlest Pet Shop: Season 3 (4/21)
3. Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets (5/2)
4. Puss in Boots (new episodes 5/8)
5. H20 Mermaid Adventures (5/22)
6. Richie Rich: Season 2 (5/22)
7. Mako Mermaids: Season 3 (5/29)


What have you been streaming on Netflix recently? I would love to hear from you!



Note: As part of the Netflix Stream Team I am given movie suggestions, crafts, and recipes each month, as well as a complimentary subscription. This does not affect my opinion in any way. I have enjoyed Netflix as a frugal family entertainment option for years prior to joining the Stream Team.



Weekend Retail Coupon Roundup: May 9-10, 2015


Here is a roundup of printable retail coupons for the weekend. Be sure to check this list before you head out to shop!
Aaron Brothers - 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 5/16/2015)
Aeropostale - $10 Off $50 or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 5/11/2015)
Belk - $10 Off First $50, $25 Off First $100 or $40 Off $150 First Regular or Sale Price Purchase (exp: 5/10/2015)
Big 5 Sporting Goods - 20% Off Up to 2 Regularly Priced Items or 10% Off Up to 2 Sale Price Items (exp: 5/10/2015)
Bonton - 30% Off Regular or Sale Price Womens, Mens & Kids Apparel + More (exp: 5/10/2015)
Carsons - 30% Off Regular & Sale Priced Womens, Mens & Kids Apparel + More (exp: 5/10/2015)
Carters - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/13/2015)
Express - $15 Off $30, $30 Off $100 or $40 Off $120 Purchase* (exp: 6/2/2015)
Famous Footwear - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/10/2015)
GAP - 30% Off Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 5/10/2015)
Kirklands - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/10/2015)
Lord and Taylor - 20% Off Regular & Sale Price Items (exp: 5/11/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/13/2015)
P.S. from Aeropostale - $10 Off $50 or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 5/11/2015)
Pier 1 - 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/11/2015)
Sally Beauty - 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/14/2015)
Talbots - 40% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 5/10/2015)
The Limited - 50% Off Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 5/12/2015)
White House Black Market - $20 Off $80 Purchase (exp: 5/10/2015)
Yankee Candle - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Large Candles (exp: 5/10/2015)


Thanks, Surviving the Stores!

Walgreens Sales and Coupon Match-Ups: April 19-25, 2015

Here are best coupon deals at Walgreens for the week of April 19-25, 2015.


MFR Coupons cannot exceed the number of items in a transaction. RR count as a MFR coupon.

There is no limit to the number of like items you may purchase, but Walgreens requests that individual shoppers not “clear the shelf’ of any one item.

Print IVC’s (Instant Value Coupons) online.



Almay Foundation, Primer, Concealer, Blush, Powder and Eye Cosmetics or Makeup Removers B1G1 50% Off
Get 1,000 points wyb 2
Use $4 Almay Product from 4/12 SS
Final Price: Varies

**Deal Idea**
Buy 2 Almay Makeup Remover Wipes B1G1 50% Off for $4.49 ($8.24)
Use 2 $4 Almay from 4/12 SS
Pay $.24 plus tax, Get 1,000 points
Final Price: $.76 Moneymaker!

Crispy M&M’s 9.9 oz Bag $2.99
Get $2.99 RR
Use $1 M&M’s Bag from 3/22 RP
Final Price: $1 Moneymaker!

Irish Spring Body Wash 15 to 18 oz $3.99
Get $2.50 RR
Use $1.50 Irish Spring coupon
Use $2 Irish Spring Bodywash, Gear or Signature from 4/12 SS
Final Price: $.51 Moneymaker! (with $2 coupon)

Mars or Skittles and Starburst Candy Singles $.59 w/in-ad coupon (Limit 3)
Use B1G1 Snickers Candy Bars printable
Final Price: 2/$.59 ($.30 each)

Orbit or Eclipse 14-15 ct Gum $.79 (Limit 6)
Use $.50/2 Orbit Gum from 4/1 RP
Final Price: 2/$1.08 ($.54 each)

Butterball Turkey Bacon 6 oz $1.29
Use $.75 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable
Final Price: $.54


Thanks, Couponing for 4!

Tax Day Freebies & Deals – April 15, 2015!

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To help ease the blow of Tax Day, many businesses offer freebies and deals to their loyal customers. Check out the offers for this year. Thanks to Sarah from Capitally Frugal for this roundup of Tax Day Deals!

Tax Day Deals for 2015


Bonefish Grill
Show the coupon on your phone or print to redeem for $10 off your next Bonefish Grill visit. Offer is valid through April 20th.*


Boston Market
Buy one individual meal, get one individual meal for free on April 15. Valid with any Individual Meal, Whole Sandwich, Whole Sandwich Combo, Salad Bowl, or Market Bowl. Limit 3 BOGOs per person, per visit. No coupon required.


Bruegger’s Bagels
Show your office some love and take in a Baker’s Dozen of bagels and cream cheese for just $10.40, when you print this coupon.


California Tortilla
Because you pay big cheese on Tax Day, California Tortilla is giving free Chips and Queso (or salsa to the cheese-intolerant) to anyone who makes a purchase and says the secret password “Taxes Shmaxes” on April 15th.


Take 15% off your entire meal with this coupon, through April 29.


Great American Cookies
They will make Tax Day a little sweeter with their free sugar cookie offer. No coupon needed!


Hard Rock Cafe
Sing your favorite song on stage at any participating Hard Rock Cafe on April 15th and receive a free Local Legendary Burger. There is no age limit – so, your children can sing for their meals as well!


Print this coupon to experience a free HydroMassage, through April 17th.


LoneStar Steakhouse
Bring your appetite to LoneStar and enjoy Endless Baby Back Ribs for $19.99, All Day on April 15! Just print the offer on their Facebook page.


Longhorn Steakhouse
Print a coupon for $3 off 2 Adult lunch entrees or $4 off 2 Adult dinner entrees. Coupons are valid through May 3, 2015.


Office Depot/Office Max
Do you have a ton of papers that need to be shredded. Take this coupon into Office Depot or Office Max and they will shred up to 2 lbs for free!


Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
To make the end of tax season a little sweeter, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer an exclusive discount to their Facebook fans to fill up their cups with froyo (up to 16 ounces) and toppings on 4/15 for $4.15.


Pizza Hut
Have a little extra time on your hands? Fill out Pizza Hut’s P-2 Form and mail it in for the chance to win a gift card They are giving away (2) $50 gift cards, (30) $20 gift cards, and (30) $10 gift cards. Your chances aren’t really great, but it might be a fun thing to do with your kids!


Outback Steakhouse
Take 15% off your entire check with this coupon, through April 19.


Get a FREE small The Original sandwich on Wednesday, 4/15, with the purchase of chips and medium drink.


Sonic Drive-In
Head to Sonic for their Half-Price burgers, all day on April 15th!


Select Whole Foods in the DC-Area
Get a free 12 oz coffee at select Whole Foods stores in the DC-Area on April 15th.


Printable Coupons this Week: OxiClean, Kellogg’s, Claritin + More!


Coupons.com Grocery Coupons

Here’s an updated list of top printable coupons for this week:



$2.00 off any ONE (1) OxiClean Laundry Detergent

SAVE $4.00 off ANY Centrum® or Centrum® Silver® Multivitamin (excludes trial/travel sizes)

SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) Newman's Own® Frozen Pizza


$0.50 off 1 Kellogg’s SPK Protein Cinnamon Cereal
$0.75 off one (1) HERDEZ Cocina Mexicana Bowl
$0.50 off HERDEZ Tortilla Chips or Salsa product
$0.75 off any one (1) HERDEZ Cooking Sauce
$0.50 off ONE Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal
$4.00 off Non-Drowsy Claritin-D Allergy Product
$5.00 off Adult Zyrtec 24-30ct or Childrens Zyrtec
$2.00 off any ONE (1) OxiClean Laundry Detergent
$2.00 off TWO (2) ARM & HAMMER™ Detergent Paks
$0.25 off ONE Bounty Paper Towel
$2.00 off TWO Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners
$1.00 off ONE Crest Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste
$1.50 off Irish Spring Signature™ for Men Wash
$1.25 off ONE Olay Fresh Collections Body Wash
$1.25 off ONE Olay Body Wash Twin Pack
$1.00 off ONE Gillette or Venus Disposables
$1.25 off ONE Olay Hand & Body Lotion
$0.25 off ONE Ivory Body Wash OR ONE 3 Bar
$10.00 off two Purina Purpose brand cat litter


SAVE $3.00 off ONE (1) Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Bath Tissue 30 Double Roll
SAVE $4.00 off ANY Centrum® or Centrum® Silver® Multivitamin (excludes trial/travel sizes)
SAVE $2.00 off ANY Centrum® Product (excludes trial/travel sizes)
$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® 6 double roll or larger.
SAVE $0.50 on any TWO (2) ZATARAIN’S® Rice or Pasta Dinner Mixes
SAVE $1.00 COLORsensational® or ANY MAYBELLINE® NEW YORK Lip Product (excludes Baby Lips)
SAVE $2.00 on ANY L’Oréal® Paris Advanced Suncare (excludes trial size)
SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) Newman’s Own® Frozen Pizza


Save $1.50 Any one (1) EVOL single-serve frozen entrée (8-9 oz packages)
Save $5.00 off any (1) Adult ZYRTEC® 24-30ct. or any (1) Children’s ZYRTEC®

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