Author Archives: Leah

How To Use Hilton Points + Money To Save Big on Hotel Stays!

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I’ve recently come to love the Hilton Honors program because you can now redeem Honors points to reduce to cost of any available hotel room thanks to their Points + Money option!

In this post, I’ll show you how to find the best deals using the Hilton app (you can’t find them on Hilton’s site) and how to use the Points + Money feature to save big on a vacation to Disney World (or anywhere else).

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Tips & Tricks for Mobile Ordering at Walt Disney World!

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Earlier this year Disney rolled out a way to pre-order your meals at select quick-service restaurants using the My Disney Experience app.

I have to admit I was skeptical – would “Mobile Order” really improve my dining experience at Walt Disney World? Or would it be more hassle than help?

Well, I tried out mobile ordering at the Magic Kingdom recently so I’ll share my experience (and some tips and tricks) with you today!

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Joany: Earn $25 Cash + Get Help With Health Insurance!

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Picking a health insurance plan that will save you money and cover what you need can be an overwhelming task. That’s why there are companies like Joany to help people decide on the best plan for their needs.

Joany is a healthcare “concierge” service for people that buy their own health insurance. It is totally free to use and you’ll earn $25 when you take their healthcare survey!

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What Are Your Financial Goals? + $50 Cash Giveaway!

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I’m incredibly lucky to have frugal habits that help me live a rich life on a limited budget. I’m not sure when or where I learned these habits, but when I look back at my life I realize I’ve been developing them for almost 20 years!

With this blog, I want to help you develop frugal habits that will enable you to reach your financial goals. Your goals might include:

  • paying off debt
  • staying under budget each month
  • having money for travel
  • saving for retirement or college
  • stop living paycheck to paycheck

While it has taken me more 20 years to develop my habits,

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17 Ideas For A Family No-Spend Weekend

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Taking on a no-spend challenge is a fun way to create a little breathing room in your budget. Weekends are often a time when families spend money on entertainment, eating out, and activities, so they are the perfect place to start!

Here are seventeen ideas for having a super fun weekend with your family without spending a dime. As you can tell from the pictures, we have done ALL of these ourselves at one point or another!

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Gymboree: $3.99 Steals + Free Shipping!

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I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own. The winter stockup starting at $3.99. Shop Now

The holidays are the best time be a kid, aren’t they? I absolutely loved Christmas when I was a kid, and only partly because my birthday is on December 25th!

I especially loved sitting at the top of the stairs of the house I grew up in and staring down at my family’s Christmas tree. I still enjoy gazing at the tree from my couch in some cozy clothes as a mom.

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Geyser Point Bar & Grill: Excellent Cheap Eats at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

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Wilderness Lodge has long been a dining destination for many Walt Disney World guests, thanks to the popular Whispering Canyon Cafe and Artist Point.

Well, the food scene at Wilderness Lodge has recently gotten even better with the addition of Geyser Point Bar & Grill!

Geyser Point is located right on the shores of Bay Lake a short walk from the Wilderness Lodge lobby.

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Earn A $300 Bonus As A Driver For Lyft!

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If you are looking to make extra cash for holiday expenses, gifts, or even the heating bill, driving with Lyft can help you achieve your goal. Be your own boss and earn on the road with the ridesharing app that matches drivers with passengers requesting rides.

During the holidays there will be plenty of opportunities to earn as people go shopping,

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Etsy Cyber Week Sale: Save On Unique Handmade Gifts!

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I’ve found some great gifts on Etsy this year, and I love supporting other creative people with my gifting!

Etsy sellers are offering discounts on tons of products for Cyber Week (view all items on sale here) and I had to share some of my favorites with you.

I love this proud mom keyring with kid’s birthstones starting at $15.

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My Hand-Picked Black Friday Deals!

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Black Friday is a fantastic opportunity to get some gifts for loved ones at great prices.

If you are overwhelmed by all of the online Black Friday offerings, here are my hand-picked deals to help you weed through the good and not-so-good deals out there!

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SONOMA Goods for Life™ Women's Faux-Fur Lined Moccasin Slippers

These cozy Women’s Sonoma Faux Fur-Lined Mocassin Slippers are $8.49 after the promo code SAVEBIG15 is applied at checkout.

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Stockpile: Get $5 of Free StichFix Stock When You Register

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I got $5 of free StickFix stock this morning over at Stockpile just for registering on their site. StichFix went public this week so now is a great time to grab some free stock!

Stockpile allows you to buy small portions of stock in any company, so you can get $25 worth of Amazon stock, even though a share is well over $1,000. You will have to link your bank account to fund future stock purchases,

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The Dining Plan VS. Paying Out-Of-Pocket at Disney World!

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Compare the cost of the 2018 Disney Dining Plan (now with alcohol) to paying out of pocket for your food at #disneyworld Tips and tricks for deciding on the dining plan versus (vs) dining out-of-pocket

One way to enjoy the incredible food at Walt Disney World is to use a Disney Dining Plan. The plan changes slightly from year-to-year, but a big change is coming in 2018 – alcoholic drinks are included in all dining plans!

With a dining plan, you essentially pre-pay for a set number of meal “credits”, then choose when and where to redeem those credits throughout your vacation.

So when does it make sense to purchase one of the Disney dining plans,

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CardCash: Extra 5% Off All Restaurant Gift Cards

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Sale!

Through 11/19, take an extra 5% off the already discounted prices of all restaurant gift cards from CardCash when you enter the code THANKFUL at checkout. I regularly buy from CardCash and highly recommend their discounted gift cards!

I scored a $35 P.F. Chang’s gift card for only $25 after the code. I’ll use it for a date night dinner with my husband next month!

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FREE Anne of Green Gables Audiobook & Ebook!

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Anne of Green Gables was one of my favorite books growing up – probably because I bear a resemblance to Anne herself! Head over to Amazon to score a free Anne of Green Gables Audiobook (read by Rachel McAdams) here.

You can also get a free copy of the Anne of Green Gables Kindle eBook here.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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Schoola: $25 off $40 Order with Code FRESH25

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Through 11/19, get $25 off an order of $40 or more from Schoola, my favorite source for quality secondhand clothing!

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Just enter the promo code FRESH25 at checkout to get your discount. Shipping starts at $5.99 and is free on orders of $25, so I usually try to make my order at least $25 so I don’t pay for shipping.

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Amazon: $10 Credit with $75 Toy Purchase + Deal Ideas

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Amazon wants to reward you for making your holiday toy purchases with them, so they are offering a $10 toy credit when you purchase $75 worth of toys on Amazon.

I personally won’t be buying $75 worth of toys from anywhere this year, but if you are Amazon has fantastic prices and a nice incentive! Check out some of the best toy deals I found this morning below.

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How to Earn an Extra $300 for the Holidays with Lyft!

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Right now you might be looking for ways to make extra money for the upcoming holiday season – I know I am!

If you haven’t already heard of Lyft, the ridesharing app that matches drivers with passengers requesting rides, it’s an easy way to earn money – and be your own boss.

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Gymboree: Adorable $5 Items + Free Shipping (No Minimum)

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This is big. Online exclusive starting at $5.

Through today only (11/15), get free shipping on any order at Gymboree plus lots of cute items for only $5 each!

I especially like these leggings for girls. There are plenty of adorable long-sleeve shirts for both boys and girls on sale as well. You’ll also find pajamas sets for $8 (regularly over $30) and stocking stuffers from $2!

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