Our Plans for a Quick (And Cheap) December Trip to Walt Disney World!

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One way to visit your favorite vacation destination more often is to get your family members as obsessed with it as you are!

We get to visit Walt Disney World one more time this year, thanks to my mother-in-law’s willingness to make a short trip down for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Here’s how we are saving money on this trip.

My mother-in-law has bravely agreed to stay two nights at an off-property hotel that seems too good to be true. 

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Ibotta: Free $10 for New Members + Save On Holiday Expenses!

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Here’s another idea to save money during the holidays for you guys!

Ibotta is the only cashback app I regularly use to save money on groceries and other in-store purchases. Right now they are offering a free $10 to new users, just in time for the holidays!

There are two different ways to earn cashback with Ibotta: in-store purchases and mobile in-app purchases.

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Disney Fan Gift Guide- Everything $15 and Under!

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

Are you looking for a unique gift for the Disney lover in your life? Look no further than the amazing selection of Disney-inspired items on Etsy!

Here are my picks for eight gifts any Disney fan would love, and all of them cost $15 or less!

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Disney fans are generally a nostalgic lot.

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Disney Dolphin Resort Review: Pros & Cons of a Non-Disney Resort on Disney Property

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Pros and cons of the Walt Disney World Dolphin, a non-Disney resort located on Disney property! There is so much to know about this unique hotel that is actually a Sheraton property. A thorough resort review of the Disney Dolphin. #disneyworld

I finally got a chance to stay at Disney’s Dolphin Resort last month and I have much to share about the experience!

The Swan and Dolphin are unique hotels at Walt Disney World because they share some of the benefits of on-property Disney resorts but not all. And that makes them very confusing when comparing them to other Disney World resorts!

Normally I would wait until the end of a post to share the pros and cons of a resort,

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How I Save Up To 70% at Michaels (Great For Holiday & Birthday Gifts)

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Here is another post in my series on how I save money during the holidays!

I love Michaels for craft supplies, but you might not have considered it when you are shopping for Christmas gifts for friends and family.

First of all, Michaels is almost always offering a 40% or 50% off coupon for one full-price item. I suggest downloading the Michaels’s app,

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Keepsake Capsule Review & Giveaway!

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I was provided with these products for free but all opinions are my own. 

I love anything that helps me look back and remember cherished moments in life… like a child losing her first tooth, or getting his first haircut, or a special family vacation.

That’s why I am so happy I can introduce you to Keepsake Capsules today, and offer you the chance to win one for yourself!

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Shutterfly: FREE Custom Photo Wall Calendar (Just Pay Shipping)

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Through Sunday, October 29th, get an 8 x 11 custom photo wall calendar for only $6.99 shipped from Shutterfly! 

Just enter the promo code LUCKYME at checkout, and the price of the calendar will drop to $0. You will just have to pay shipping, which is $6.99 for one calendar.

I order at least one of these calendars every year for our own kitchen.

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Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Waffles {Recipe}

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I have no shame about being a pumpkin junkie. I have a board dedicated to pumpkin recipes on Pinterest, which I consult when I am in the mood for something pumpkiny. The mood can strike at any time of year, but it strikes most often in the fall – like right now.

Today I’m sharing my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Waffles with you because they are my current obsession.

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Orbitz: Save An Additional 20% Off Disney World Hotels (Value Resorts from $78/night!)

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Here is a rare 20% off promo code for hotel bookings on Orbitz that works on Disney World Resort hotels! Get an additional 20% off when you enter the promo code EXPLORE at checkout and book by Thursday, 10/26. You can travel anytime until June 30th, 2018.

For example, get a room at Disney’s All-Star Movies (read why it is my favorite of the All-Star resorts in this post) for only $78 per night plus tax in January!

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MyPoints: Earn $18 For Your Holiday Fund in 5 Minutes!

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As promised, here’s one idea for earning extra money for your holiday fund!

This week I took advantage of an easy money-making offer on MyPoints, a reward site similar to Swagbucks. Through 10/27, pay $10 for a 2-month membership to Gamefly (a DVD and video game rental service) and earn enough points for $28 worth of Amazon gift cards.

This was my first time using MyPoints and I was very impressed!

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Get FREE Special MagicBands When You Book Your 2018 Disney Vacation by November 15th!

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Guest Post by Siera from Destinations in Florida

Would you like to give the gift of a Disney World vacation to your family this Christmas?

Can you imagine the surprise in your children’s eyes as they find a box of beautiful MagicBands under your tree on Christmas morning? That can all be possible when you get a free quote and book your family’s 2018 Disney World vacation by November 15,

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12 Tips & Tricks For Using MagicBands at Walt Disney World!

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MagicBands are one of my favorite parts of a Disney vacation. Having my room key, credit card, park ticket, and FastPasses on my wrist makes life so much easier!

Since I am such a MagicBand lover, I have accumulated lots of tips and tricks for getting the most enjoyment (and least hassle) out of using MagicBands at Walt Disney World. Here are twelve ways to have the best possible experience with your MagicBands.

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How to Easily Save up to 25% on Movie Tickets with CardCash!

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Last weekend my friend and I took our little ones to see the new My Little Pony movie in the theater and (of course) I found a way to save on our tickets! Read on to learn how I quickly and easily got our tickets for 25% off…

As soon as we decided on our local AMC Theater for the movie, I checked CardCash (my favorite source for discounted gift cards) to see if they had any discounts for AMC Theaters.

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Boxed.com: $15 Free For New Members = Free Halloween Candy!

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I found some fantastic deals on Halloween candy on Boxed.com this morning. Plus, if you are a new to Boxed.com, you can get a $15 credit to essentially get your candy for free!

Mars candy is on sale for up to 50% off retail at Boxed.com this week. Check out this 160 Count Mars Chocolate Favorites & More for only $14.39!

And if you are new to Boxed.com,

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How I Personalized My Space With Pixers + 40% Off Promo Code Just For My Readers!

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After our kitchen remodel last year, I intended to find some art for this sad, empty wall space above our table.  But I never was able to make time to pick something out… I’m sure you can relate!

That’s why I was excited to partner with Pixers to help personalize my space.

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Free 14-Day Sample of L’Oreal Revitalift Moisturizer

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Here is an awesome free sample from L’Oreal Paris… head over here to get a 14-day sample of L’Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Moisturizer shipped to your door.

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Shutterfly: 10 FREE Photo Magnets Today Only! (Great Stocking Stuffer Idea)

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Stocking stuffer alert! Today only (10/8)  get 10 FREE custom photo magnets when you enter promo code CHEER at Shutterfly.

You’ll just pay shipping which usually starts at $3.99. I’m making some 4×4 square magnets of a cute picture from our recent trip to Disney to give to family members at Christmas!

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Win a $25 Disney Gift Card Or $25 Cash from The Frugal South!

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It’s been a while since I gave back to you, my awesome readers, so it’s time!

I’m giving away a $25 Disney Gift Card or $25 cash via PayPal. It’s my way of saying thanks for reading and helping me grow the blog.

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I’ve been working hard to regularly share tips for saving money on family travel and everyday expenses on The Frugal South’s Facebook page.

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