5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epcot Food & Wine Festival!

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Fall is my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World thanks to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This is the 22nd year for the festival and it gets bigger and better every year. Here are five things you might not know about this year’s festival.

1) So Much is New At the Booths

In celebration of Epcot’s 35th anniversary, there will be a record 35 Marketplace Booths at the 2017 festival.

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10 Weeks of Easy & Budget-Friendly Dinner Recipes

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Lots of inspiration for getting dinner on the table! Easy and budget friendly recipes for dinner on the cheap.

Readers often ask for easy, budget-friendly dinner recipes here at The Frugal South. So today I’m sharing LOTS of recipes in one post!

For a year I shared my weekly dinner meal plan here on the blog. I made affordable, healthy, and easy dinners a habit, so now I have a huge collection of go-to dinners that I make regularly!

So here’s ten weeks’ worth of my favorite dinner recipes from my year of meal planning…

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Ocean Raiders Game Review: Challenge Your Kiddos to Become Addition Aces

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Mastering math skills can take time and lots of practice. It can be a challenge to find fun and interesting ways to get kids practicing their math skills!

Today I’m reviewing the educational math game Ocean Raiders, made by Logic Roots.

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Get 80 Incredible Parenting Resources at a HUGE Discount!

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Raising kids is awesome. They can make you laugh and they can melt your heart. They can inspire you with their kindness.

But raising kids is also really hard.

Between the constant noise and mess, teaching them all the life skills they’ll need as adults, and continually wondering whether we’re screwing it all up… well, it can actually be one of the hardest things we’ve ever done.

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New Amazon Coupons: Save on Gerber, Terra, Bai and More…

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I found lots of new coupons on Amazon today that I had to share. These are the only coupons I have time to “clip” these days!

The best deals can be had when you use Subscribe & Save and have 5 or more items in your next delivery, earning you a 15% discount on your entire order.

Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts, Strawberry, 1 Ounce (Pack of 7)

Check out all of the Gerber items eligible for this high value 30% off coupon.

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3 Essential Habits For Becoming Debt Free

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Guest Post by Jacob from Dollar Diligence

Becoming debt free is not easy by any means and if someone tells you it is, he or she likely did not have a lot of debt to eliminate.

When I first looked at my student loan balance statement, I was scared. I mean, truly scared for myself.

I owed a lot of money.

Money,

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Beat Bugs Giveaway! Win Two Interactive Beat Bugs Figures

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My daughter is a bug-lovin’ girl, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to share this giveaway with you!

Beat Bugs is a hit animated series for preschoolers on Netflix that features songs made famous by The Beatles. The story revolves around five bug friends who have a knack for getting into mischief.

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Amazon: Save Up To 40% on Crayola (Today Only!)

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Today (8/4) only, save up to 40% on select Crayola items at Amazon!

For example, get this Crayola K-2 Back to School Pack for only $9.99 (regularly $15.49). This is a great option if you don’t have the time to run around getting the best prices on school supplies at various stores!

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How to Use DVCapp For Planning Stays at Disney Vacation Club Resorts!

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I am excited to share an amazing tool for planning a Disney World vacation with you today – DVCapp. While I have used this site for years, the recently-added features have made it my go-to resource for planning trips to Disney!

As you likely know, I am a huge fan of Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resorts such as Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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Schoola: 75% Off Quality Secondhand Clothing for Back to School!

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My favorite source for quality secondhand clothing is having a HUGE back to school sale! Through Wednesday, 8/1, get 75% off your entire purchase when you enter the promo code FRESH at checkout!

Shipping is free with a $25 (after discount) order. I think you could potentially get ALL of your back to school shopping done in one $25 order… the challenge is out there! Let me know what you get and I’ll feature it here on the blog.

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Amazon Prime Samples FREE After Credit: K-Cups, Sun Care, and More…

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A while back I tried an Amazon Prime Beauty Sample Box and loved the new product samples I got to try. The best thing about Amazon’s Sample Boxes is that you get a credit equal to the price of the box to use on select items… essentially making the boxes free!

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Amazon now offers individual products to sample as well as Amazon Prime Sample Boxes.

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Review: New Pools, Dining, and More!

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort received a major upgrade in 2015 with a redesign of the lobby, upgrades to the pools and dining, and addition of the DVC villas and bungalows. I had the pleasure of staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort this spring, and here’s my review of all that’s new at the resort!

If you are interested in a review of one of the amazing new DVC Studio Villas at the Polynesian,

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Amazon: Up to 80% Kindle Award Winners – Today Only!

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Today only, get up to 80% off select award-winning titles on Kindle, all $3.99 or under! It’s no secret I love reading books on my Kindle so anytime I get a chance to grab a new read for cheap, I take it!

There are best sellers and award winners alike on sale today – you can check out all of the titles here!

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Gymboree: Up to 70% Off the Back the School Collection!

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I know July seems too early to start thinking about back to school, but I don’t want you to miss savings up to 70% off at Gymboree this week!

You’ll find lots of cute items in the Gymboree Back to School Collection,

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What To Expect at Disney’s Value Resorts (And What NOT To Expect)

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Disney World Value Resorts offer incredible bang for the buck, but they aren't for everyone! Here's what to expect at Disney's Value Resorts in terms of rooms, amenities, transportation, cost and more.

I’ve stayed at all five of Walt Disney World’s Value Resorts at least once, and one of them MANY times. I think they offer a fantastic  (and affordable) vacation experience for most people, but they certainly aren’t for everyone!

In this post, I’ll share what you should expect at Disney’s Value Resorts and what you won’t find there. If you are interested in my picks for the best and worst of the Value Resorts and my recommended resort for families and first-timers,

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Orbitz: 18% Off Hotels Today Only – Good For Disney Resorts!

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Today only save 18% on hotel reservations at Orbitz when you enter the promo code FLASHSALE at checkout! This code IS good for Walt Disney World Resort hotels, so if you have any interest in making a trip before the end of the year, you can always book now and cancel up to 7 days before check-in!

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Boxed.com: $15 Off Your First Order +$25 Off with an Amex Offer!

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I tried out Boxed.com for the first time recently and got some FANTASTIC savings that I want to pass on to you! If you are new to Boxed and have an American Express Card, you can get $40 worth of FREE groceries or household items!

Boxed is an online warehouse club (think Costco or Sam’s Club) but there’s no membership required to get their low prices. 

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80,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus For The IHG Rewards Club MasterCard!

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One of my favorite cards for free travel is offering the best sign-up bonus ever! The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) Rewards Club MasterCard from Chase is offering an 80,000 point sign-up bonus for a limited time through this link from Million Mile Secrets.

Why did this card make my list of top five favorite credits cards for free travel with points and miles?

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