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MagicBand 2.0: What’s New (And What Isn’t)

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Disney recently revamped the design of the MagicBand for the first time since they rolled out in 2014. If you need some basics on MagicBands, check out this post first.

The major change was a small removable “puck” in the center of the band. It can be removed by unscrewing two tiny screws in the back of the band – you’ll need a special mini screwdriver to do this.

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Amazon: Annie’s Organic Macaroni & Cheese as low as $0.83 per box

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Annie's Organic Macaroni and Cheese, Shells & Aged Cheddar Mac and Cheese, 6 oz Box (Pack of 12)

Here’s a great price on Annie’s Mac & Cheese thanks to a new coupon. Right now get this 12 pack of Annie’s Homegrown Organic Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese for as low as $8.29 after this 15% off coupon and a 15% Subscribe & Save discount.

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Everything You Need to Know About Free Dining at Disney World!

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Disney World’s “Free Dining” offer is by far it’s most popular promotion. It is pretty clear why… FREE FOOD at Disney? Ummm, yes please!

While nothing is ever really free at Disney World, Free Dining is a great way to save money on a Disney vacation. I’ll answer the most common questions I get asked (e.g. Is it always the best deal? How much can I save?) and share everything you need to know about Free Dining in this post.

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Schoola: 50% off $50 Plus Free Shipping (Today Only)

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Today only (3/22/17) save 50% on orders of $50 or more at Schoola, my favorite source for quality secondhand clothing! You’ll get free shipping on any order over $25, too. Just enter the code WEDS50 at checkout to get your savings.

If you don’t get this in time, don’t worry: you can save 40% off $40 tomorrow and 30% off $30 this Friday!

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Amazon: Coleman Stadium Seat Only $9 Shipped (Great For Travel & The Beach!)

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Here’s is a great price on a Coleman Stadium Seat that is perfect for travel or taking to the beach. Right now it’s only $9.00 with free Prime shipping. This deal is only available to Amazon Prime Members.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop: Build A Bunny Basket on April 1st

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I love the free Kids Workshops at Home Depot which are offered the first Saturday of every month. April’s project is this cute Bunny Basket! You can register ahead of time here and drop in any time between 9 am and noon to make your project.

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Free Sample of JavaMoji K-Cup Coffee Pods

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JavaMoji, Emoji K-Cup Pods, Dark Roast Coffee, 100% Recyclable, 18 Count

Grab a free sample of JavaMoji Coffee Pods for your Keurig brewer here.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

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Trip Report: Four-Day Getaway to Fort Lauderdale for $90 Total

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I like to share the details of how we manage to travel while living on a tight budget in trip reports like this one. Hopefully it will inspire some of you to pursue your passion, even if you think it’s financially out of reach! Our family lives on a tight budget and I love to travel, so I have to get creative with funding trips like this.

I suffer from pretty severe winter blues,

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My Honest Review of Dealspotr, A Community-Based Deal Site

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own. 

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If you’ve ever looked for promo codes and deals online, you’ve inevitably run across expired or non-working codes. It can be really frustrating to spend time hunting down a promo code only to find that it is no longer working!!!

Dealspotr aims to be the solution to this problem by being the best source for up-to-date and accurate deals on the web. 

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Amazon: Deals on Bai, Vitafusion, and more…

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As usual, there are great savings on lots of popular products on Amazon right now. Check out the latest deals…

Get this 12 pack of Bai Costa Rica Clementine Antioxidant Infused Beverage for as low as $13.58 after the 20% off coupon and a 15% Subscribe & Save discount. I want to get them  just to see what all the fuss is about! See all Bai products eligible for the coupon here.

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Don’t Let Life Strike You Out: The Importance of Emergency Funds

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Guest post by Jenny from Mom Loves Best

Life throws families curve balls all the time. Sometimes those curve balls are manageable with minor readjustment, and sometimes they require significant sacrifices. Parents need emergency funds to cover the unexpected; instead of allowing life to strike you out, step up and practice your “A” game, so you’re ready for those curve balls.

According to Forbes magazine,

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Staples.com: Deals on Paper Towels, Printer Paper, and Trash Bags

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Staples is my fast becoming one of my favorite sources for deals. These prices are well below those at Walmart and even Amazon. Plus, Staples Rewards Members get super fast free shipping on any order over $14.99 and its free to join!

Glad® OdorShield® Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags, Fresh Clean, 13 Gallon, 80 Bags/Box

Get this Megapack (80 ct) of Glad OdorShield Tall Kitchen Bags for only $9.99.

Staples® Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2

Through tomorrow (3/18/17) you can get a case (that’s 10 reams) of Staples Multipurpose Printer Copier Paper for only $14.99 after a $41 off rebate.

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Amazon: Moana “Quest for the Heart” Paperback only $2.07 shipped!

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We finally watched Moana this week and absolutely loved it. There are a lot of great deals on Moana books on Amazon right now, including this Moana “Quest for the Heart” early reader for only $2.07 with free Prime shipping! This would be perfect for an Easter basket gift.

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Schoola: Save 75% Today Only (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!)

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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Schoola is offering a whopping 75% off your purchase when you enter the code LUCKYME at checkout! Schoola has become my favorite source for quality secondhand clothes for women and kids.

I took advantage of the huge savings to get two nice fleece coats and an Easter dress for my daughter (plus two new pairs of shoes for me) for $17.53 shipped!

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Orbitz: New Promo Code for 15% Off Hotel Stays (Works at Disney Resorts!)

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Save 15% on select hotels: EXPLOREMORE

Orbitz just released a promo code good for an additional 15% off stays at select hotels through the end of this year. Book by April 9th and enter the code EXPLOREMORE during checkout to save!

As in the past, Walt Disney World resort hotels are INCLUDED in this deal! So check out my post on how to use Orbitz promo codes to save an additional 15% on top of Disney’s own discounts.

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Disney MagicBands 101 (Plus a Peek at the NEW MagicBand 2.0!)

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Magic Bands might be my favorite new thing Disney has introduced in the past few years. They make everything SO MUCH EASIER on vacation and they are just a lot of fun!

So if you aren’t familiar with them, this post is a great place to start. If you are just interested in the new MagicBand 2.0, you can skip ahead and go directly to that info by clicking here!

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HomeAway Beauty & the Beast Giveaway: Enter to Win a Stay in a Scottish Castle

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HomeAway is giving away a trip to Scotland for you and 20 guests in honor of the new Disney live-action Beauty & The Beast movie! You can head over here to enter.

Thanks, WDWRadio!

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Amazon: Caterpillar to Butterfly Nat Geo Kids Book only $1.69!

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I love to put a book in my daughter’s Easter basket and here’s what I’m putting in this year. You can get this National Geographic Kids Caterpillar to Butterfly paperback for only $1.69 right now on Amazon with free Prime shipping.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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