Retail Coupon Roundup (Crafter’s- Lots for You!)


Here is a roundup of printable retail coupons for the weekend. Be sure to check this list before you head out to shop!

More retail coupons:

Bealls - 25% Off Up to 2 Single Items (exp: 6/30/2015)
Big 5 Sporting Goods - 25% Off Regularly Priced or 10% Off Sale Priced Camping Gear + More (exp: 6/27/2015)
Bonton - $25 Off $50 Regular & Sale Price Ladies Swimwear Purchase (exp: 6/27/2015)
Carsons - $25 Off $50 Regular & Sale Price Ladies Swimwear Purchase (exp: 6/27/2015)
Dress Barn - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/7/2015)
Hancock Fabrics - 40% Off 1 Regularly Priced Fabric Item (exp: 7/1/2015)
Hobby Lobby - 40% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 6/27/2015)
JoAnn - 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 6/27/2015)
Lord and Taylor - 20% Off Regular, Sale, Clearance Purchases (exp: 6/30/2015)
Staples - FREE 5 lb. of Shredding (exp: 12/31/2015)


Thanks, Surviving the Stores!


Deal Alert! 75% off Online Backup for Computer Files: $14.88

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If you’re anything like me, you probably still have a desktop or laptop with lots of pictures and important files you use on a regular basis. It would be absolutely devastating to lose my files due to a hard drive failure or some other accident. For several years I have kept an online backup account to protect me against that kind of loss, and one year it came in VERY handy as my computer crashed! In addition to the protection, I love that I can access my important files through the internet when I am away from home. Such an awesome convenience!


This year I decided to give IDrive a try and I am very pleased with them. I was signed up and my files were backed up in less than five minutes! IDrive is one of the top options for online backup, and it is super easy to use. Your data is encrypted with 256-bit AES encryption and transfer and storage, which is military grade encryption. You can also set your privacy to the highest level by creating a private key for your account during signup. Read more about our security features here.

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Right now I am able to offer my readers a special deal: 75% off the first year of IDrive online backup service: $14.88 for 1TB of space! Wow- this service is normally $59.50! That’s a great savings.


Whether you need online backup for personal use or for your business, IDrive is truly one of the best deals you will find for online backup, and I encourage you to check it out! Read more and sign up here, and check out the PC Mag Editor’s Choice for online backup.


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Old-School Classics Rebooted + Netflix Title Suggestions! #StreamTeam

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Have you noticed how many old-school classics are once again more popular than ever? And new reboots such as the Netflix original series Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse are introducing a whole new generation to some of our most favorite characters!

I enjoyed the zainy Inspector Gadget years ago, so it’s been fun to hear the giggles coming from my boys as they check out the new and improved Inspector Gadget on Netflix!

Summers are HOT where we live, so we usually end up spending some of our afternoons in the air conditioning exploring on Netflix. One recent exploration was especially exciting as we discovered that Little Einsteins is now stream on Netflix! YAY! All three of my boys (yes, even my seven-year-old) are captivated by this fun and educational show. I LOVE the classical music introduced in each episode.


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But, back to the old favorites… :)


My husband and I occasionally have the urge to watch a very old favorite (which, I’m happy to say is on Netflix!):  Murder She Wrote. I just love Angela Lansbury, and the early 90′s outfits and hairstyles always make me smile.

Have you ever browsed through the Classics section on Netflix? Oh. My. Yes, some of them throw WAY back, but they are SO good! The Longest Day, High Noon, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, and Charade are just a few of my favs. I still need to introduce my hubby to a few of these!


Here are some throwbacks you might share with the family:


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Inspector Gadget

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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends


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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

The Magic School Bus

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That



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Garfield and Friends

The Super Mario Bros Super Show!

Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated


What throwbacks have you been enjoying 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.




One Easy Tool I Use to Fight Inflation



My husband and I have recently been talking about how much the cost of living has risen in the past few years. I remember reading an article back in 2010 that warned of major inflation in 2014. Yep. It happened.


We fight hard to keep our cost of living down. I actually treat it like a part-time job. After all, you don’t pay taxes on the money you SAVE- only on the money you MAKE! So, if I save our family $10,000 or more a year on our expenses, it’s just as if I worked a part-time job! I spend 2-3 hours a week working to help our family save money, and we do! I save us at least $10,000 a year between all of our spending categories! Not a bad return on 2-3 hours a week.


Coupons help me save and stretch our family’s income as thin as possible. I stack coupons with weekly sales at the grocery store to save a ton, and I try to never buy anything online without a coupon or promo code. It’s easy to forget to use coupons when shopping online, but if you have a great resource to help you do it, it’s a cinch!


Take a look at an example of just a few of the coupon codes available online today:




My favorite coupon today is one from Target.

Up & Up products at Target are already a great buy, but paired with this coupon, they stretch your dollar even more! Check it out:


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Yes, inflation is crazy.

But you can keep things a little more reasonable by committing to avoid paying full price whenever possible. Use the online resources that are right at your fingertips and see how much you can save!




Happy Memorial Day!

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This picture moved me so much today. I’m incredibly grateful for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. Thank you, military families!


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