Amazon: KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seed Granola Bars (15 ct.) as low as $5.96 shipped!

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KIND Healthy Grains Granola Bars, Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt, Gluten Free, 1.2oz Bars, 15 Count

Here’s a great price on quality granola bars! Get this 15 pack of KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seed Granola Bars for as low as $5.96 shipped after clipping the 20% off coupon and a 15% Subscribe & Save discount. I added these to my next delivery!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

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Google Express: $30 in FREE Groceries from Whole Foods, Costco, and more!

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I saw the above banner in an email from Brad’s Deals today and I did a double take. $30 off a $60 order of groceries and more from Google Express? Really?

Well, I immediately tried it out and it worked! I saved $30 off of my order of contact solution, laundry detergent and pasta sauce from Costco. I had to enter my Costco membership number to avoid paying a 10% charge.

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How to Combine Small Amounts of SPG and Marriott Points for a Free Hotel Night

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If you are into traveling for cheap (or free) using points and miles, there is nothing more frustrating than points you’ve earned that you can’t use. I sometimes find that I have points in multiple loyalty accounts that aren’t quite enough to put to any good use.

But the Marriott-Starwood merger that happened last year can help put those lingering points to good use! Thanks to the merger,

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Amazon: Up to 50% Off Active Wear for Men, Women and Kids (Today Only)

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Need some inspiration to get moving? Check out Amazon’s sale on active wear for the whole family. This deal is good today only, 1/18/17.

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Free Kindle eBooks + How to Read Them on Any Device

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Need some new reads for the new year? Or are you trying to fit more reading into your life? Enter free Kindle eBooks from Amazon! I regularly find¬†books I’m interested in that are temporarily offered for free on Amazon.

And you don’t even need a Kindle to read these books… just download the free Kindle app and read them on any device, including your computer.

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My personal goals + one word for 2017…

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I recently sat down and recorded my goals for this year in the front of my planner. It was pretty easy since I had been working on them in my mind for a while! Studies show that I’m more likely to achieve my goals if I write them down, so I did. ūüôā

Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Travel to three new places
  • Pay down debt incurred by our home remodel by 50%
  • Go on an overnight trip with my husband
  • Buy no new items of clothing (this is my second year for this goal¬†and I’m still going strong)
  • Find 1-2 more kiddos for my little preschool
  • Maintain the garden all summer long

I tried to address some failings from past years (like how I give up on the fight against weeds halfway through the summer!) and address some areas in which I’d like to grow.

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Staples.com: Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper (24 Pack) only $7.99

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Scott¬ģ 1-Ply Extra Soft Bath Tissue Rolls, Unscented, 24/Pack

Right now Staples has this Scott Extra Soft 24 Double Rolls Bath Tissue on sale for only $7.99. Plus, if you join the free Staples Rewards program you will get free shipping on any order over $15. So you could get free shipping if you order two of these and really stock up on TP at a fantastic price!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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How I’m Using the SWORKIT App for FREE Personalized Video Workouts

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Like almost everyone, I’m renewing my commitment to find time to exercise in the new year. I definitely slipped away from my usual 5 days per week of getting some form of exercise in during the holidays. ūüôĀ

Sarah (who blogs over at XO Sarah) wrote that she had success with the free app SWORKIT last year, so I decided to give it a try. I like it so much that I already want to share it with you!

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Amazon: Crest Complete Whitening + Scope Toothpaste as low as $1.75 each

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Crest Complete Whitening Plus Scope Toothpaste - Minty Fresh, Net Wt. 6.2 oz(175 g) (Pack of 3)I went looking for a good deal on toothpaste today and here’s what I found… Get this 3-pack of Crest Complete Whitening + Scope Toothpaste on Amazon for as low as $5.25 after the $1.50 off coupon and a 15% Subscribe & Save discount. That’s only $1.75 each shipped to your door!

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On vs. Off Property Hotels at Disney World: What To Expect for $100/Night

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On our recent trip to Walt Disney World, we split our stay between two hotels that both cost about $100 per night. We stayed four nights at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, which is on Disney property. For the last two nights of our trip we moved over¬†to the Springhill Suites in Marriott Village, which is located a few miles from Disney property.

The first question many people ask when they begin planning a Disney vacation is “Should we stay on property or off?

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Dorco: Razor Handle + Two Blades only $1.99 Shipped

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Here is a great way to give Dorco razors a try with a less than $2 investment… through Friday 1/13 (or while quantities last), get the Shai 3 & 4 Blade Try Me Set or the Pace 3 & 4 Blade Try Me Set for only $1.99 plus free shipping!

Enter the coupon code D199FSALE at checkout to get this deal. You do have to scroll down a bit on the shopping cart page to find the spot to enter the code.

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Amazon Coupons: 30% off Quaker, Seventh Generation and more…

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If you shop on Amazon and aren’t “clipping” coupons, you are missing out on big savings! Here is a direct link to the thousands of coupons available on Amazon right now.

Coupons can even be applied on top of any Subscribe & Save discount, which can be up to 15% if you have 5 or more items in your next delivery. Here are some of my current favorite coupons:

Quaker Steel Cut Quick 3-minute Oatmeal, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon, 13.5 Ounce (6 Pack)

Save 30% on your first order of select products from Quaker.

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How Bloggers Make Money + My First Income Report

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When I tell someone that I write a blog, one of the first questions they usually ask me is “How do bloggers make money, anyway?”

I personally had NO idea how folks made money blogging before I learned through my own blog. And I’ve learned willy-nilly,¬†through trial and error and from folks who share their own experience on their blogs.

I really appreciate bloggers who are transparent about the fact that their blog makes money.

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Disney World Ticket Price Increase Likely Coming Soon

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I’ve read on several sites that Disney World is expected to increase ticket prices sooner rather than later. If you have a trip planned in the next year or so, I suggest buying your tickets before the annual price increase if you can swing it!

In past years Disney has increased the price of multi-day tickets as much as $25 in one year. Since most Disney World tickets never expire (with the exception of new 1-day only tickets),

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Amazon: Kashi Organic Cereal as low as $1.50 per box!

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Kashi Organic Promise Cereal, Cinnamon Harvest Whole Wheat Biscuits, 16.3 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)

Get a fantastic price on this Kashi cereal thanks to a new 25% off coupon! Get a 4 pack of this Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal for as low as $6.00 after the coupon and a 15% Subscribe & Save discount.

Check out all of the items eligible for the coupon here.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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Disney World Resorts are Back on Orbitz! Rooms from $87/Night This Spring

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I was really discouraged when Orbitz stopped offering Walt Disney World resort hotels a few months back. Booking through Orbitz was far and away the best way to save money when booking room-only stays at Disney World.

But here is some good news… Disney World hotels are back on Orbitz! You can now book room-only reservations through the end of 2017 and take advantage of stacking an Orbitz discount ON TOP OF Disney discounts to save big on Disney resorts stays (read my step-by-step guide in this post).

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And the winner is…

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Congrats to Adriane who won The Frugal South Year-In-Review giveaway by following me on Pinterest!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter. I hope your 2017 is off to a great start!

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Ibotta: I’m Back On Board with Saving Money on Groceries

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After many months of neglecting the Ibotta money saving app on my phone, I am back on board with using it regularly. As you can see, I earned $2.25 on my last trip to Food Lion buying things I was going to buy any way.

If you are new to Ibotta, here is the lowdown of how to use it:

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