USFamilyGuide.com

Daily Boutique Deals

Archive
Powered by Squarespace
Tuesday
May302017

*HOT* Amazon Prints: 50 Free 4ร—6 Photo Prints + Free Shipping For Prime Members!

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

I love photo deals! ๐Ÿ˜ 

Amazon Prints is offering 50 Free 4×6 photo prints + Free Shipping for prime members when you use promo code 50PRINTS at checkout. 

NOTE: It appears that you can upload the photos from your mobile device, but you can only order prints from your computer.

Tuesday
May302017

Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels HUGE Rolls 8-Count Only $14.15 Shipped! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

Need to stock up on paper towels? Amazon is offering 8 Pack of Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towel Huge Rolls for only $14.15 Shipped when you clip the $2 coupon! That means each huge roll is only $1.77! AND, each HUGE rolls is equivalent to 5 regular size rolls! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Tuesday
May302017

Why Sleeping On It Can Save Your Finances

   (All posts may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy

It’s a rule that’s been used by people who want to take a stand and get control of their finances for generations now. Every time you’re about to buy something you don’t need or make a big financial decision such as getting a loan, you should spend a night thinking about it and sleep on it. It might seem simple, but it really can save your finances. How? Let’s take a look.

(photo credit)

It starts with a budget

This is one of the reasons sleeping on it works best. Because it only really works when you understand how much expendable income you have each week/month/paycheck. Living on a budget isn’t about denying yourself, but rather about finding out how much money you really have and getting a better idea of how much you can spend. Into that budget, you should put a pre-determined list of things you know you’re going to need to buy, so you know when something isn’t on that list, it needs a night to process.

It kills impulse shopping

Flat out denying your impulse by saying “I don’t need this” in the moment isn’t always simple. But it is much easier to simply tell yourself you’re going to give yourself a day to consider it. During that night, it’s much easier to look back and see how such expenses aren’t really worth the money in the first place. 

It leads to better decision making

It’s not all about what you spend your money on, either. It’s about the big financial decisions you make. For instance, you should never take the first loan or credit card you get a letter for. As part of the delay you give yourself, you can look at many personal loan providers and see what the market tends to offer on average. You might be able to get a loan that’s a lot more manageable for you or a credit card that even offers better rewards than the first one you saw.

It helps you remember you have sacrifices you might need to make

During that time spent thinking about a purchase, you get a chance to do a couple of things. First, you look at your bank balance to see how much cash you have and then you look at what your planned expenses are on the budget. For much of the month, you’re going to see that you might have to make a sacrifice if you’re going to spend the money anyway. It’s better to be aware of it beforehand rather than coming up short later.

It helps you be mindful

As part of considering those expenses or financial decisions, it’s a good idea to spend the evening talking about them. Regular, meaningful money talks with actionable outcomes do more than help you reach a consensus. They help you explore your own thinking around money and expenses, meaning you become more aware of impulses and habits that you can later lose entirely.

It's a simple rule, but it changes how you think about finance and it curbs so many of those bad habits that can get you in a bad financial place in the first place. Start sleeping on it and you’ll begin seeing huge changes in your financial health.

Monday
May292017

McDonald's Introduces Signature Crafted Recipes Sandwiches + More! 

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Calling all foodies! Earlier this month, nearly 900 McDonald’s restaurants across Florida debuted the Signature Crafted Recipes, giving customers even more choices to create the perfect sandwich with three new premium recipes: Maple Bacon Dijon, Pico Guacamole and Sweet BBQ Bacon. My family and I had the opportunity to head over to our local McDonald's to sample these new menu items, and they were absolutely delicious! I highly recommend any of the options! 

With Signature Crafted Recipes, guests can personalize their sandwich by choosing 100% beef or juicy grilled or crispy chicken, picking an artisan roll or sesame seed bun, and choosing from one of the three new signature recipes. Signature Crafted Recipes include premium ingredients such as guacamole made with Hass avocados, crispy Applewood smoked bacon and grilled onions.

I happen to love Guacamole, so I opted for the Pico Guacamole Sandwich, while hubby chose the Maple Bacon Dijon Grilled Chicken and son Drew got the Sweet BBQ Bacon Crispy Chicken. All 3 were so yummy and I promise it will be a hard decision for you to decide on one yourself! 

Pico Gucamole- Freshly prepared Pico de Gallo, creamy guacamole, real buttermilk ranch, white cheddar*, and lettuce. Served with a fresh lime wedge.

Maple Bacon Dijon- Thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon with sweet maple seasoning, creamy Dijon sauce, grilled onions, white cheddar, and lettuce.

Sweet BBQ Bacon- Sweet BBQ sauce made with sweet onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, grilled & crispy onions, and white cheddar. 

Want to try one of these delicious sandwiches for yourself? For a limited time, you can use the McDonald's app to get a coupon for a free medium fries and soft drink when you purchase a Signature Crafted Recipes Sandwich! What a great deal! GO HERE to download the free app and to get your coupon.  

In addition to the new Signature Crafted Recipes Sandwiches, McDonald's is commited to providing the best experience for their guests with table service, self-order kiosks, modernized buildings and more. McDonald's franchisee J.C. Prado states, "We are committed to building a better McDonald’s for the 1 million people we serve every day in Florida.” How awesome is that? I love how McDonald's wants to please their customers with the best customer service and menu items that they can provide. 

Here are some additional ways that McDonald's is elevating their experience with customers:

Table Service. Hundreds of Florida McDonald’s restaurants now offer table service, creating a more engaging, relaxing dine-in experience as a team member delivers food to the guest’s table.  

Self-Order Kiosks. For guests looking to order at their own pace, new digital self-order kiosks make ordering and paying for a meal easy. Kiosks empower guests to browse the menu, find new options, and customize their meal. Self-order kiosks are available in 530 Florida restaurants. 

Modernized Buildings With Side-By-Side Drive-Thru Lanes. More than 600 Florida McDonald’s restaurants have been remodeled, and feature contemporary and inviting exteriors, refreshed and comfortable dining rooms, and side-by-side drive-thrus that enable restaurants to serve more guests with improved accuracy and speed. 

McDelivery. More than 200 McDonald’s restaurants in Southeast Florida, Tampa Bay and Orlando were first in the country to offer delivery. Just as McDonald’s redefined restaurant convenience with drive-thrus in the 1970’s, McDonald’s is redefining convenience today through McDelivery on UberEATS, available in many restaurants 24 hours daily. 

McCafe Desserts. McDonald’s will add McCafe Desserts later this month, initially featuring new Strawberry Shortcake Sundae and Turtle Brownie Sundae ice cream desserts.

Monday
May292017

Rest and Relax With These Excellent Value Bedroom Improvements

  (All posts may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy

Your bedroom is a place that you spend around a third of your life in. You should be spending anywhere from 7-8 hours in your bedroom and most of that should be while you’re asleep. However, many people take this the wrong way and they decide not to put much effort at all into their bedroom renovations. They might add some electronics like a television, or they might change the curtains and eventually switch up the bedsheets. There are plenty of fantastic improvements that you can add to your bedroom, and here are just a couple of ideas to whet your appetite.

(photo credit)

Change the curtains

The decor makes a huge difference in how you perceive a room. Luckily, one of the biggest pieces of decor that we see is our curtains and they are very easy to replace. You can easily switch out your boring curtains for something that fits the season. For example, if it’s sunny and you want to let in a little more light, get some thin curtains. However, if your bedroom gets rather hot during the evenings, then you may want thick curtains to block out the sunlight and keep your room nice and cool. Check out this article at http://www.hgtv.com/ for some fantastic ideas on how to improve your bedroom windows.

Get a diffuser

A mini oil diffuser doesn’t cost much at all and it’s the perfect little accompaniment to a bedroom. With some relaxing oils to reduce your stress and comfort you, it’ll prepare your bedroom for relaxation every night. Simply turn on the diffuser as you’re changing into your pyjamas and preparing for bed and your bedroom will be filled with a wonderfully gentle and subtle scent that will make it easy for you to sleep.

Replace your mattress

One of the biggest improvements you can make to your bedroom is to replace the mattress. It’s the ultimate upgrade in terms of comfort and relaxation because it’s what you use for the majority of the time in your bedroom. You can sleep on it, lounge on it, sit on it, and the comfort it offers is going to be the centrepiece to your bedroom. Without a good mattress, you’ll go to bed uncomfortable, wake up aching and it’ll make sleeping difficult. You want to invest in a good mattress even if it costs a little extra, so look at articles such as http://www.sleepjunkie.org/how-to-find-the-most-comfortable-mattress/ to get some ideas on what types of mattress there are. It’s always a good idea to spend more on a mattress because they’re very durable and last for a long time.

Install a ceiling fan

With summer coming up, staying cool while sleeping is essential. This is why it’s important to invest in cooling solutions, but getting something like an air conditioning unit is expensive and costs a lot to operate. Instead, why not invest in a ceiling fan? They’re far cheaper to operate than an air than an air conditioning unit, they use up less power and they’re also incredibly good at circulating air to keep a room cool.

 

Thursday
May252017

Bella 6-Quart Pressure Cooker Only $39.99 Shipped! (reg. $79.99)

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

If you have been wanting a deal on a pressure cooker, here's one sweet deal! Today Only, BestBuy.com is offering the Bella - 6-Quart Pressure Cooker for only $39.99 Shipped! (reg. $79.99)

Prepare meat quickly with this 6-quart Bella pressure cooker. Powerful pressure levels create faster heating than conventional cooking. A safety locking lid, cool-to-the-touch handles and a steam release valve help prevent accidents in the kitchen. Use the 10 one-touch functions on this Bella pressure cooker to evenly cook delicious meals.

Thursday
May252017

Kohl's: Save $10 off $25+ Purchase Both In-Store and Online! (through 5/29)

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

Need to some shopping? Kohl's is offering a new coupon to Save $10 off $25+ Purchase Both In-Store and Online! Coupon is valid through May 29. In addition, you will earn $5 in Kohl's Cash for every $25 that you spend!

To shop online, GO HERE and enter promo code TAKE10 at checkout to receive your discount. 

To shop in-store, GO HERE to print your coupon. 

Wednesday
May242017

Olympia 8-Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag ONLY $19.88! (HIGHLY RATED)

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Are you planning on doing some traveling this Summer? Amazon is offering the HIGHLY RATED Olympia Luggage 22" 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag in Red for only $19.88! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Wednesday
May242017

Amazon Echo Dot in Black or White ONLY $39.99 Shipped! (reg. $49.99)

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

If you have been wanting an Amazon Echo, be sure to grab this deal today! Amazon is offering the Echo Dot in Black or White for only $39.99 Shipped! (reg. $49.99) This would also make a great gift idea!

The Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more.

Wednesday
May242017

Play-Doh 60th Anniversary Celebration 60 Pack Only $14.84! (just $0.25 per can)

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Such a great deal to keep the kiddos busy this Summer! Walmart.com is offering the Play-Doh 60th Anniversary Celebration 60 Pack for only $14.84! This makes each can just $0.25. And, you can choose Free in-store pick up if available at a store near you. Otherwise shipping is Free on orders of $35 or more. 

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer. 

Wednesday
May242017

Adorable Kids Lace-Trim Tee | 3-7 Years Only $11.59 Shipped! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

How adorable are these? Jane is offering Adorable Kids Lace-Trim Tee for ages 3-7 Years at Only $11.59 Shipped! This adorable tee comes in 3 beautiful colors. 

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer. 

Tuesday
May232017

Gymboree: $12.99 and Under Sale + Free Shipping on ANY Order! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Calling all Gymboree fans! Gymboree.com is offering their $12.99 and Under Sale + Free Shipping on ANY Order! There are so many cute items that you will definitely want to take advantage of this offer! 

GO HERE to start shopping the sale! 

Tuesday
May232017

Customized Shiplap Tees Only $12.99! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

So cute! I just love these! Jane is offering these Custom Shiplap Tees for only $12.99! Shipping is $3.99 for the first item and $2.49 for additional items. 

Tuesday
May232017

Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool with Filter Pump ONLY $55.52 Shipped! (reg. $119.99) 

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Keep the kiddos cool this Summer with this HOT deal! Today Only, Amazon is offering the Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool with Filter Pump for only $55.52! (reg. $119.99) 

  • A 110-120 volt filter pump is included and is very easy to install - just hook up the hoses and enjoy clean refreshing watr.
  • Ready for water in 10 minutes - simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring, fill the pool with water and enjoy the fun!
  • Includes: SUPER-TOUGH laminated PVC sidewalls. 110 - 120 Volt Filter Pump with 530 gallon per hour flow rate. Set-up and maintenance DVD
  • Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Water capacity: (80%) 1,485 gallons
  • New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Tuesday
May232017

Pampers Size 1 Swaddlers Diapers 148 Count Box ONLY $11.77 Shipped! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Here's another super diaper deal that you can score without leaving your house! Amazon is offering Pampers Size 1 Swaddlers Diapers 148 Count Box for only $11.77 Shipped when you choose the Subscribe and Save option. Hurry as I am sure this won't last for long! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Monday
May222017

Gerber Graduates Puffs Cereal Snacks Assorted Flavors 6-Count Pack ONLY $7.98 Shipped! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Calling all of you with little ones! Amazon is offering prime members Gerber Graduates Puffs Cereal Snack, Assorted Flavors, 1.48 Ounce, 6 Count for only $7.98 Shipped when you clip the 20% coupon and choose the Subscribe and Save option. What a great deal without leaving your house! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Monday
May222017

Chick-fil-A: Free Breakfast Item for Tampa Bay Area  #CFATampaBay

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Who doesn't love surprises? Visit any participating Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Sarasota County Chick-fil-A restaurant each Wednesday through June 14th, 2017 during breakfast hours, and ask for your FREE mystery breakfast item. Breakfast hours may vary. One item per guest, per day. While supplies last. #CFATampaBay

Monday
May222017

$3/1 OxiClean Detergent Coupon = $0.99 at Walgreens or $1.99 at Publix! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Be sure to print this high value coupon to save $3 on any ONE (1) OxiClean™ Laundry Detergent. (print limit is one per computer) You can take this coupon to Walgreens or Publix for one sweet deal!

Walgreens Deal: (through 5/27)

OxiClean Laundry Detergent 18 pack or 20 or 26 loads $3.99

Use the $3/1 coupon HERE

Final: Pay just $0.99!

 

Publix Deal: (through 6/2)

OxiClean Laundry Detergent, 60 oz, or Paks, 27 ct, $4.99 

Use the $3/1 coupon HERE

Final: Pay just $1.99!

Saturday
May202017

10 Money Saving Tips To Put More Cash In Your Pocket

 (All posts may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy

It can sometimes feel that we’re always looking at our bank balance and grimacing, always worrying about whether we’ll be able to afford the cost of a bill, and so on. Sometimes, it makes sense; at others, it doesn’t. If you know you have a job that should be able to live off, then it might be your spending habits that need checking, not your salary. Here are ten tips to put that cash back where it belongs: in your wallet.

pexels-photo-259165.jpeg

(photo credit)

What Are You Spending?

Before you’re able to figure out how to save more of your money, you need to establish where exactly it’s going in the first place. For one week or month, keep a list of all your incomings and outgoings. It might be that you’re spending far too much money on one thing (let’s say, travel). Once you know where it’s going, you’ll be able to better focus your energies on reducing how much you’re spending. We can very easily end up spending more than we think on things we thought were pretty cheap!

Reviewing the Finances

If you’ve been spending more money than you should have, then you’ll need to review your financial situation, as being in debt can cost you much more money than if you’re financially secure. If necessary, get help with your finances before you do anything else. Once you’ve plugged the hole in the ship, you’ll be able to focus on getting it back on course. Small credit card bills and other debts can quickly add up, so it’s important to take care of them as soon as possible.

Cutting What You Don’t Need

If you had all the money in the world, we’re sure you could find plenty of things to spend your money on. But the fact of life is, you can’t have everything in this world. If you’re spending a large chunk of your income on what could be considered luxuries, it’s time to trim away the fat and focus on the essentials. This doesn’t mean getting rid of everything that isn’t bags of fun; it’s just about really asking whether you need one thing or not. For example, you probably do need an internet connection, but you might not need a cable television subscription.

Buying Smarter

We tend to fall into the habit of buying things the only ways we know how. It might be that we’re used to going to the shop, picking out whatever we need, and throwing it into our shopping trolley. That’s another luxury that you might not be able to indulge in. Instead, you should be looking at the smart ways to buy your household food and items. There are plenty of coupons available, as this very website shows, and you can also save a lot of money if you buy in bulk. You can dramatically cut your monthly shopping bill if you just think about what you’re buying.

Cutting the Bills

It’s not cheap to maintain a home, but it probably doesn’t have to be as expensive as it currently is. If you get smart about the energy you use in your home, then you can reduce your energy bills. For example, install installation in your home, and you won’t need as much heat to keep your house warm, as the walls will retain the heat longer. You should also look at switching off any electrical appliances at the wall.

Loose Change

How often do you withdraw money, end up with some loose change, and then promptly spend it on something that you don’t really need? If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, you’re liable to make any number of avoidable purchases. Instead, take any loose change you have and put it in a jar. It might not sound like a lot, but in a year you could have hundreds of dollars, and it won’t even feel like saving! Another good tip is to only withdraw your money when you need it, rather than just having it “just in case”.

Change Your Social Life

It’s not cheap maintaining a social life. There are dinners with friends, drinks with the coworkers, cinema trips with the loved ones...it quickly adds up. No one’s suggesting you stop being social; instead, change what you do when you’re social. Instead of going to the bar, invite friends around to your home for drinks instead. Don’t go to the cinema on a Saturday night, go during the week the tickets are cheaper, and so on.

Eating Well

Saving money should not come at the cost of compromising your health. It’s still important to eat healthy, even if you ask trying to save money. Most people don’t realize that many of the ingredients that combine to make a healthy meal can be very cheap. Learn the art of cooking delicious meals on the cheap and you’ll ensure your family eats well without breaking the bank. Being unhealthy is also an expensive business when you need more medical treatment!

Second-Hand Goods

You can’t avoid buying things forever. Some things you just need, and while friends and older family members might appreciate handmade goods, sometimes you’ll need to buy a paid gift. Instead of blindly buying the item you want for full sticker price, take a look to see if there are any second-hand options available. If you’re buying electrical appliances such as smartphones, laptops, and televisions, it can also be worth looking at refurbished models. They’re practically the same as new items, but cost much less.

Invest in the Right Areas

Money saving is really about being sensible with your money. It doesn’t mean not spending: it means spending your money well. If you are going to buy things, make sure they’re good investments. For example, a $70 pair of shoes is obviously more expensive than a pair that costs $30, but they might last four times as long, so it’s a good purchase. Similarly, spending money on a course that might help you earn more money, in the long run, would be another good investment.

 

Friday
May192017

HONEST Kids Organic Juice Pouches 32-Count Pack Only $8.90 Shipped!

(All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

What a great deal for this brand! Amazon is offering Prime members a clippable coupon for 25% off select HONEST Juice and Teas. One item to note are the HONEST Kids Organic Juice Drink, Appley Ever After, 6.75 fl oz Pouches (Pack of 32) for only $8.90 Shipped when you clip the 25% coupon! This makes each pouch only $0.28! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.