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I was hesitant on posting this link until I was sure it worked and it works!
I got an email from this company offering me a set of free Dr. Seuss baby books and I signed up. I was told my package would arrive in a few weeks so I waited…and waited…and then I figured it would never come and I was okay with it because it took me two seconds to sign up.
But then today, I checked the mail and lo and behold, free books!
The shipment is allegedly broken up in separate shipments but I got a little stack to start with and I could not be more excited so I wanted to share! Do you have any freebies you know of for moms?
Starting anything new is scary, just in general, right? A new job, a new relationship, breaking in new shoes (my least favorite!).
Parenting is no exception. One thing I found to make the first few weeks easier–having tons of prepared stuff at hand. This means snacks for you, advil portioned out for the postpartum pain, and baby stuff galore (diapers and wipes, oh my!). There is no such thing as too many newborn baby product samples!
In my third trimester I decided to start registering for free samples in part due to anxiety. I had a million thoughts and questions.
I decided the best way to figure this all out was to try it all for free. I googled “similac samples” and other similar terminology to find the list below! Each box is unique and comes with coupons, so I definitely suggest you try the different products when your baby is born to figure out which works best for you!
The Enfamil and Similac sample boxes are very similar. Both ready-to-feed bottles and a variety of powder versions that you can try out. They also include coupons in the form of checks. The store you buy from simply scans the “check” as a form of payment so you can use them in conjunction with manufacturers coupons!
The Sam’s Club sample box is the least useful of the different samples. It has a size 3 diaper, wipes, and toddler food.
If you open a registry at Babies ‘R’ Us, in store you will get a welcome bag. Mine included a NoseFrida which was a lifesaver for our little guy who was born during cold and flu season.
Most pediatricians have free samples in the office, too, you just have to ask to get them.
Let me know what freebies you scored!
If you remember I previously posted about when to buy a car. This week I am posting (finally) about when it’s good to buy new versus used.
Between these two options I balanced the little more than $2,000 difference. On one hand the new car comes with 2 years of free maintenance and oil changes. They also include 5 year, 50,000 bumper to bumper warranty. These perks and the fact that I am buying a car that I can later sell as “first owner” and newer, with fewer miles made the decision clear for me and my family, new car wins.
If you decide to go with the new car route you should wait until the end of the year. During this time dealers are trying to get rid of that year’s stock so you can get great deals on new cars. If you can get in on a weekday they will give you further discounts. Also, try to garner loyalty by going back to a dealer from whom you have purchased before because dealerships do value those relationships (my personal dealership gave us an extra $1000 off for that relationship).
And as always, don’t be afraid to walk away!
Hello friends! Sorry for not posting for a while, I was on maternity leave!
While being out I took dozens of pictures. During the course of taking all these pictures I received the dreaded “not enough storage” error message. After deleting pictures (backing them up first of course), deleting apps, uninstalling/reinstalling facebook/instagram and restoring my iphone I realized I simply need more than 16GB.
Then I went to buy the iphone and whoa. They are expensive! And no more of that “free iphone with plan upgrade” stuff they used to do. So you just have to bite the bullet and pay full price out of pocket.
Except maybe you don’t. I did some research. Okay, I did a LOT of research. I have found some ways to buy an iphone without breaking the bank.
This list is not exhaustive of all the ways to save money on a new phone but this should get your started. Do you have any other ideas or ways to save money on an cell phone? Tweet, comment or message me, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I have been passively hunting for a new car for a few months now and a friend recently asked me what I was waiting for. I told her I was waiting for the best deal and the best financing options which typically come in the last quarter of the year. She asked why and that started an hour of me rambling and talking her ear off (my friends are so patient with how excited I get about deal hunting).
So there ARE best times of day, week and year to buy a car!
1. Day of the Week-Not all deals are made the same and they happen on different days of the week! Weekends are the worst time of the week to buy a car. Why? Because most people have their weekends off and want to use that time to run errands including buying a new car. So when you go to the dealership on a Saturday and are iffy about a deal, the dealership will shoo you away to make room for the next person in line!
2. Time of Day-According to Autotrader.com, the best time of the day to buy a car is at the end of the day. According to the car site, salespeople might be more likely to be weak willed at the end of the long day and thus willing to discount more as long as it means they get a commission at all.
3. Month(s) of Year- The last quarter of the year is the best time of year to buy a car from a dealership. The dealerships are trying to move out all the old inventory to make room for the new. I have personally purchased 2 new cars from dealerships in the month of December at fantastic deals.
As a frequent online shopper (I hate the unforgiving glare of department store changing rooms), I find that often prices in store versus online are different. I most often notice that price online are cheaper than in store. Regardless, to maximize savings I always, always look for a good coupon code.
These are my favorite 4 sites for coupon codes:
What’s your favorite couponing website?
I love shopping at Target. Who doesn’t? The lights, the layout, the colors, they all come together to make the buyer feel at home. And that’s the point, Target wants you to feel warm and fuzzies in their store because then your wallet magically pops open and boom, there goes a few hundred bucks!
To me the two biggest money pits at Target are the big red CLEARANCE end caps and the dollar spot.
Now, how can you SAVE money at target? Here’s how.
These are the ways I save and spend at Target, how do you save when you shop there? Tweet, Instagram or message me here!
I love saving money. Duh. But I also love quality items. So how do I meet the balance for these two? I shop around. I know it takes more time to get a few items from one store and a few at another but it saves you so much in the long run! I didn’t want to overwhelm readers with a huge block of text so I will save my “What not to buy at the dollar store” post for later this week. For now, here are 7 items you should always try to buy at the dollar store: