How to Earn 5 FREE Nights at a Disney Deluxe Resort with the SPG Amex

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One strategy I regularly use to travel to Walt Disney World for free or cheap is to take advantage of credit card sign-on bonuses.

Right now there is a fantastic offer for one of the best rewards cards for Disney travel. By opening just one credit card you can earn five free nights at the Disney Dolphin Resort, which would cost around $1500 if you paid out-of-pocket!

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From now until March 30th,

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Five Reasons to Consider a “Resort Only” Trip to Walt Disney World

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If you are a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World, have you ever considered making a trip to Disney World and NOT visiting the theme parks?

I know this may seem almost sacrilegious to some, but I’ve considered skipping the parks for years. I enjoy Disney’s resort hotels so much and I never feel like I have enough time to take advantage of all they have to offer when we are rushing off to the parks.

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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract {Photo Tutorial & Tips}

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This post was originally published June 19, 2015 and has been updated. 

Seven years ago my friend Brooke gave me a jar of homemade vanilla extract. I haven’t bought any vanilla extract from a grocery store since then! I discovered that homemade vanilla extract tastes so much better in recipes and is WAY cheaper than store-bought.

So here are the simple instructions for making your own.

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Amazon: 12 Count KIND Nuts + Protein Bars as low as $9.44 shipped!

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Here is an excellent price for some mega-popular KIND Bars. Get this 12 Pack of KIND Nuts + Protein Bars for $9.44 after clipping the 15% off coupon and earning a 15% Subscribe & Save discount. If this flavor doesn’t appeal to you, check out all of the coupon-eligible items here. 

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My 5 Favorite Credit Cards for Free Travel with Points & Miles!

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The number one way I stretch our travel budget is by leveraging points and miles I earn through credit card use. I’ve earned over $10,000 in free flights, hotels and more from my points and miles hobby, so we aren’t talking about chump change here!

If you are interested in traveling for free with points and miles, you might be a little overwhelmed when you start learning about all of your options.

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Schoola: Items from $1 + Promo Codes (I Saved $487 on Quality Secondhand Clothes!)

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Don’t miss this chance to refresh your wardrobe for spring and summer with HUGE savings! Through the end of the day Monday (2/20), get items from $1 and save even more with promo codes at Schoola.

You can save 30% off any order with the code FEB30 or 60% off orders of $60 or more with the code PREZ60 (this one is good for a limited time only).

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Staples.com: Charmin Essentials Strong Toilet Paper 20 Rolls for $7.99

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Here’s another great deal on toilet paper from Staples… through Saturday, 2/18, get 20 Rolls of Charmin Essentials Strong Toilet Paper for only $7.99 (regularly $15.99). Plus you get any $15 order shipped for free when you sign up for the free Staples Rewards program.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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Shutterfly: $15 Off $15+ Purchase

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Through this Wednesday (2/15/17), get $15 off a $15+ purchase at Shutterfly when you enter the promo code 15OFF at checkout.  You can apply this discount on top of other savings, but you will have to pay shipping on your order. I’m ordering our family wall calendar (finally… oops).

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Birchbox: Two Beauty Sample Boxes for $10 Shipped

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Here is a chance to get a BUNCH of high-quality beauty and personal care samples delivered to your door for only $10 from Birchbox!

For a limited time, new members get an extra Birchbox when they subscribe to the $10 monthly plan and enter the code TWOFORONE at checkout. You can easily cancel your plan online at any time.

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You can check out my honest review of Birchbox in this post

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Get My Disney Dining Plan eBook (Updated for 2017!) for FREE

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So many things have changed with the Disney Dining Plans in 2017! I’ve updated my Kindle eBook on the Disney Dining Plans to reflect all of new developments.

And for a few days, you can get a copy for FREE here! If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry – you can read it on any device with the free Kindle app.

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Disney World Ticket Prices Will Increase Sunday, February 12th

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Disney World will officially raise its gate prices tomorrow, February 12th. If you have a trip planned in the next year or so, I suggest buying your tickets from Undercover Tourist as soon as possible since they will continue to offer last year’s rates util their current supply of tickets runs out!
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Undercover Tourist is a trustworthy ticket broker and has great customer service –

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Amazon Coupon Deals: Campbell’s, Annie’s Homegrown and more…

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I love checking out the current coupons on Amazon in search of bargains… sometimes you can find incredible deals there! If you are new to saving money on Amazon with Subscribe & Save, you may want to read this post first. Here’s what I found this morning:

There’s a new coupon for 32% off your first subscription of Marley Coffee.

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Get a FREE 2017 Disney Parks Planning DVD!

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Click the box above to order your FREE planning DVD from Disney Parks! It includes what’s new at Disney in 2017 and has lots of great information for planning a trip. It even ships to your home for free!

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$10 off $15 Curbside Order from CVS

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Have a CVS nearby? You can save $10 on your first curbside pickup of $15+ when you place your order online or in the CVS app. Just enter the promo code CVSSEM1015 at checkout! I might have them bring me out some toilet paper. 🙂

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

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FREE Sweet Treat When You Sign Up For MyPanera Rewards

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I finally got around to signing up for MyPanera (Panera Bread’s loyalty program) last month. After signing up for an account, I got the welcome reward of a free pastry or sweet treat added to my account.

When I found myself at Panera this week, I just entered my phone number at checkout and we got this amazing heart cookie for free! So if you even rarely visit Panera,

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How to Make Homemade Yogurt {Photo Tutorial & Tips}

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I love fancy organic yogurt but I can’t stomach the price tag. $5 for a quart of yogurt is just pure craziness to me.

I’ve learned how to make my own yogurt at home for less than 1/3 of the cost of store-bough organic yogurt, and it is SO GOOD! Since there was a lot I had to learn before I made my first batch of homemade yogurt, I thought I would share the process to hopefully save y’all some time.

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CompandSave.com: $10 Off $10 on Printer Ink Cartridges!

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Here’s one of the best deals I’ve found on printer ink cartridges and toner! Save $10 off a $10+ purchase with email sign-up at CompandSave.com when you enter the code NEWS10OFF at checkout. I regularly buy replacement cartridges from this site and can vouch for them personally! They work just fine with my printer and I’ve never had any issues with quality or compatibility.

After the coupon I got this HP 61XL Black Ink Cartridge for $5.49.

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The winner of the Paddington Giveaway is…

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Congrats to Aaron from Colorado for winning the prize pack in the Paddington Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered!

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