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Get Your 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. The sections on My Disney Experience, MagicBands, and FastPass+ are especially helpful. It even ships to your home for free!

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106 Resources Every Mom Should Have for 97% Off!

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Recently I began working with the team over at Ultimate Bundles and I’m thrilled to share their newest product with you – The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

It’s a package of resources that was created to make homemaking easier and smoother, and it’s put together for moms, by moms.

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The bundle has 106 products (including 21 eCourses, 50 eBooks, 14 printables and more) to help you:

  • Increase your productivity (while still taking care of yourself!)
  • Stop living paycheck-to-paycheck
  • Build relationships with your kids
  • Rekindle romance with your spouse
  • And a whole lot more!

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Free Sample of Mana Organic Teas

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Mana Organics Organic Black Tea Bags Box with pyramid tea bag

Get two free tea samples from Mana Organics via mail when you sign up here. I can’t wait for mine to arrive!

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How To Save Money with Amazon Subscribe & Save

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Almost every month a box from Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program arrives at our house, and I estimate I save about 25% off of store prices with this program. If you aren’t familiar with how to use it to save time and money, here are all of the basics!

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Subscribe & Save is a program available to  Amazon Prime Members that allows you to have items that you use regularly delivered (for free!) at a set interval to your home.

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Walt Disney World’s Free Dining Offer for 2017 is Available!

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The much anticipated Free Dining offer from Disney World is available as of this morning, 4/24/2017! Check out this post for everything you need to know about Free Dining, including how to decide if it is the best deal for you. Here are the details of the 2017 offer and how to book it.

First of all here are the dates that are included this year:

As in years past,

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Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale Review + Some Helpful Tips

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My dad, my four-year-old daughter and I headed to South Florida this March to get some much-needed sunshine and spend some time together. I did a bunch of research to find the right place to stay, and settled on the Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale 17th Street.

I chose this hotel because:

  • It has large one-bedroom suites that would allow us to all stay in one room together
  • I could book it using Hilton Honors points and pay nothing out-of-pocket!

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Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card from The Frugal South!

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This week I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader! I’m celebrating hitting not one but TWO of my blogging goals for the year… in April!

I couldn’t be happier that this tiny blog continues to grow, and it’s all thanks to YOU. I already met my end-of-the-year goal for email subscribers (you can sign up for my weekly newsletter here) and page views.

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Staples.com: Charmin Essentials Strong 24 Giant Rolls for only $9.99!

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Charmin® Essentials Strong Toilet Paper 24 Giant Rolls

Staples is my new favorite source for great prices on paper products! Through 4/22, get 24 Giant Rolls of Charmin Essentials Strong Toilet Paper for only $9.99 (regularly $17.99). Plus get any $15 order shipped for free when you sign up for the free Staples Rewards program.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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York Photo: FREE 4×6 Photo Magnet (Just Pay $1.99 Shipping!)

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Click the image above to design your own free personalized photo magnet from York photo!

Enter the promo code FRIDGE at checkout to get your magnet for free. Shipping is only $1.99 and there are lots of cute designs perfect for Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts!

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How to Put Money Aside for a Disney Vacation and Save 15% in the Process!

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I’ve been looking into creative ways to put money aside for a future Disney vacation for my sister, who wants to visit Disney World more frequently with her family. Of course I’m looking for a way to do this that will also save money in the process!

The best money-saving way I’ve found to put funds aside for a Disney trip is to buy Disney gift cards at a discount with a credit card that will earn considerable cash back on your purchase.

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Amazon: Get FREE Books & Magazines with Prime Reading!

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As if there isn’t enough to love… now Amazon Prime members can read as much as they want from over a thousand books, magazines, and more thanks to a new program called Prime Reading.

I was thrilled to learn about this new program because I’m always looking for new material for my Kindle!

You’ll find popular fiction,

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The BEST Way to Make a Room Request at Disney World + Free Printable!

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There isn’t a consensus out there on the best way to place room requests at Disney resorts, so I will just share my strategy and my results. First, the results: I have ALWAYS had all of my requests met on every trip I’ve made to Disney. I’ve heard lots of folks complain that they didn’t get their room requests met, so clearly I am doing something right!

There are basically three ways to add room requests to your reservation:

  • During the online check-in process
  • By calling Disney and asking for the requests to be added to your reservation
  • By faxing a room request directly to your resort’s room assigner (with a free online fax service because you likely don’t have a fax machine!)

When I complete the online check-in process (which is the same whether you booked your room with DVC points,

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Daily Getaways: Deals on Hotel Points, SeaWorld Tickets, and more…

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If you are looking for cheap hotel points or planning a trip to Universal Studios or SeaWorld, you might be interested in these deals offered by Daily Getaways. Each day through May 12th, a new travel deal goes live at 1 pm and some of the most popular deals sell out in minutes!

For example, tomorrow you can get a one-day ticket to any SeaWorld park for only $50,

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Trip Report: A Four-Day Spring Break Trip to Disney World for $200

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My daughter and I had a blast on our short spring break trip to Walt Disney World. The sunshine, warmth, and flowers completely lifted my spirits! In this post I’ll share details of our trip plus all the ways I saved money during a generally expensive time of year to travel to Disney World.

First, I was lucky to be able to fund most of the trip from a targeted offer I received in the mail at the end of last year from US Bank.

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Zulily: Get Free Shipping With Visa Checkout

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Did you know you can get free shipping on Zulily right now if you use Visa Checkout to pay? The shipping charges are what deters me from using Zulily, so with free shipping there are some incredible deals to be had!

First, sign-up for a free account with Zulily here if you are new to the site. They feature sales up to 70% off on clothing,

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How To Check-In & Select Your Room in the Hilton Honors App!

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One special feature of staying at a Hilton hotel is the ability to check-in before you arrive with the Hilton Honors app. Did you know you can select your room location when you check-in with the app, too?

In this post I’ll walk you through how the check-in process works and what to expect when you use the app to select your room. I used it to get us a fantastic room for our stay at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year.

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Amazon: Coupon Savings on Annie’s, Larabar, and more…

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Here are some new coupon deals I found on Amazon today for items I was going to buy anyway! I love it when that happens. All of these prices reflect a 15% Subscribe & Save discount from having 5 or more items in your delivery (which I always try to do if I am placing an order).

Larabar Gluten Free Bar, Lemon Bar, 1.8 oz Bars (16 Count)

My new favorite Larabar flavor is Lemon Bar (and I quite possibly have tried them all).

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An honest look at my efforts to be generous AND frugal this year…

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In January I chose the word generous as my word-of-the-year, and this week I realized we are somehow already a quarter of the way through the new year! It’s amazing how the months just fly by.

I thought this would be a good time to revisit my goals and take an honest look at my efforts to live generously this year. It has been a challenge,

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