Free Amazon Prime!

by Janell on January 28, 2013

*This offer expires on January 31, 2013 – It’s a really great freebie!!*

Are you or someone you know a student? Now is a great time to try out Amazon Prime for FREE for 6 months! You will get free 2-day shipping on so many items – with NO minima purchase! There are many benefits to join Amazon Prime.

You can also set your account to not auto-remew after your 6 month trial is over. Just go to  Your Account > Manage prime Membership > Then click that you  don’t want to auto-renew. We paid for the prime after our free trial ended and it’s just $39 a year. It’s really an awesome deal and there are so many benefits that come with it!

We have Prime and it’s an excellent way to save money! You just need an email account that ends in .edu.

Click here to join! When you join you are also entered to win $5,000!


Living Social – One Of My Favorite Deal Sites

by Janell on January 28, 2013

I have about 5 daily deal sites that I subscribe to.  On my short list of deal sites includes Living Social. Their deals are a little different than typical deal sites. Some deals that I have seen on Living Social and not other deal sites include discount on things like eye exams and dental appointments.

Last week they had a promotion and everyone received a $10, $20, or $30 credit! Click here to join. I am sure you will find a deal!


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Right now on Amazon you can get Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity for FREE. It’s normally $15.99 – so get it in your Amazon Cloud while it’s free.

When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team—and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again—coaches around the NFL wondered, Will he ever come back? After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater, many wondered, Will the city ever come back? And with their stadium transformed into a makeshift refugee camp, forcing the Saints to play their entire 2005 season on the road, people questioned, Will the Saints ever come back? It takes a special person to turn adversity into success and despair into hope—yet that is exactly what Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees has done—and with the weight of an entire city on his shoulders. Coming Back Stronger is the ultimate comeback story, not only of one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, but also of a city and a team that many had all but given up on. Brees’s inspiring message of hope and encouragement proves that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome any obstacle life throws your way and not only come back, but come back stronger.

You dont need a Kindle to read these books – You can read them on PCMaciPhone/ipod touchiPadBlackberryAndroidWindows Phone 7, or on the internet.

If you are thinking about buying a Kindle, click here to read all about the Kindles available.

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Remember to check the price because Amazon prices can change at any time.


Chili’s – Kids Eat Free

by Janell on January 27, 2013

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This Monday – Wednesday  (1/28 – 1/30) kid’s eat FREE at Chili’s! you can get 2 free kids meal for every adult meal you purchase! I love when they have coupons like this. Last time there was a deal site that offered a $10 Chili’s gift card for $5 – so we could get a very cheap meal out!

Make sure you also sign up for these Chilis coupons


It’s Tax Time – File For FREE!

by Janell on January 27, 2013

Tax time can be good for some people and bad for some people. If you are eager to file your taxes, you should make sure you can do it for FREE! Turbo Tax will file your Federal Taxes for FREE!

With TurboTax you’ll get your biggest tax refund guaranteed, with 100% accurate calculations, free help, and step by step guidance so you are confident your taxes are done right. TurboTax is the #1 Rated, Best-Selling tax software brand year after year.

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Today the Coach Factory store is  having an awesome sale. Plus they will offer an additional 30%off everything! The sale will start by 4pm today – so make sure you sign up for the email so you can get this extra discount!

This is an exclusive sale – only members that get their email will get the discount! – Leave me your email so I can send you a special invite.


Saving Money On Contact Lenses

by Janell on January 26, 2013

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If you wear contacts, you know it can be expensive to get a contact lens eye exam and then buy the contact lenses. I just had to get an exam and buy contacts. So here are some of my tips to save you some money.

Discounts on your eye exam

  • If you have insurance that covers eye care – find out what it cost.
  • If you dont have insurance, do you have a motor club like AAA or Allstate? When I had Allstate Motor Club I was able to get a discount at JC Penny Optical. It saved me a lot of money on my exam.
  • Call around. I called everywhere – Walmart, Target, Costco, Sams Club, Local Opticians, and more; and the cheapest place was Walmart. I was surprised – I thought Sam’s Club would be the cheapest. The exam cost $88. Make sure you ask for the price of a contact lens eye exam because it’s more expensive than a regular eye exam.

Contact Deals

Take a copy of your prescription with you. You can always get a better deal online!  I love Vision Direct. They really had the best prices compared to everywhere that I checked. Plus they has some pretty awesome discount codes:

  • New Customers Only – 25% off your first order – NEW25VISION
  • 25% off all FSA eligible items – FSA25
  • 20% off when you pay with Visa – VISA20
  • 20% off with a Discover card – DISCOVER20

Plus you should get free shipping when you spend $99 or more. You will get the best deal if you buy a years worth of contacts. My Acuvue 2 contacts were just $12.74 per box after the 25% off code and the discount for buying 8 boxes. That’s just $102 for the year!

You can also go here and print a coupon for a free pair of contact lenses.

Now if you want to save even more money you must go through Ebates! You will get 8% cash back + a $5 sign up bonus + a $10 gift card to Target, Walmart, Kohls, or Macys when you spend $25 or more.

So if my contacts were $102 and I went through Ebates I would get back $8.16 + $5 sign up + $10 gift card = $23.16! That like paying $9.85 for a box of Acuvue 2 contacts!

It’s easy  – Join Ebates > Search for Vision Direct > Make sure you enter your discount code > Check out and your cash will be in your Ebates account in a few days. They send out a big fat check (or PayPal) every 3 months. I do all my shopping through Ebates – it’s FREE money!

You should also see if the contact lenses you need to buy also offer a rebate.

Next I will share the best ways to get a deal on prescription glasses!


Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

by Janell on January 26, 2013


I have a bunch of great recipes for the crock pot. I have 20 of them in my Crock Pot Freezer series. So I decided to feature some of the recipes in case you don’t want to freeze the meal.

Chicken Fajitas
( 5-6 servings)

  • 2 peppers (your favorite)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 1/2 pound chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • taco seasoning packet
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt

You will also need tortillas, cheese, cream, etc.


  1. Put all the ingredients in your crock pot.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
  3. When it’s cooked, shred the meat and add it back to the pepper mixture and serve on warm tortillas and your favorite toppings.
You may even want to double the recipe. With the leftover you can make this delicious Chicken Fajita Casserole! We also used the leftover chicken fajita meat to make fajita quesadillas.

This recipe is part of Part 1 – 1 Hour + 1 Mess = 5 Crock Pot Dinners. I recently moved and had no food in our new house. I went through these recipes and picked out 10 dinners. I wrote out all the ingredients I needed (which was all of them) and I was happy that my shopping list wasn’t that long!

If you are looking to save time and money in the kitchen – you should really check out the 4 meal plans I have created.  

I would love to create an ebook that allows you to just click the recipes you want to make and it can create you a custom shopping list. I would also like to add nutritional information.  Does that sound like a good idea?

I use this Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker.


Half Off Depot – Extra 50% Off

by Janell on January 26, 2013

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This weekend you will get an extra  50% off clearance deals. This extra discount is only valid this weekend. Just use code WEEKEND50 when you check out.

If you haven’t checked out Half Off Depot yet, they are one of my favorite Daily Deal sites. They have so many great offers in your area and they often have national gift cards for at least 50% off. In the past, they have had 50% off gift cards to Lowes, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Kroger, and more.

You should be able to get some really cheap vouchers. Most of their stuff is already 50% off and then you can use the code to take an additional 50% off! Last time they had this deal – I got a massage for $7.50!


$200 Off Mac Computers! + More HOT Deals!

by Janell on January 25, 2013

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Best Buy is having a huge event – Winter Doorbuster Days, It Feels Like Black Friday, 2 Days Only-Friday and Saturday. You can never find a $200 discount on Apple products!

Here’s an example of some of the deals:

Want to make it a better deal?? Shop through  Ebates – you will get $5 when you join and  2.5%  cash back. You will also get a $10 gift card to Target, Walmart, Kohl’s or Macy’s after your first $25 purchase! 

It’s really easy – just create an account with Ebates > Search for  Best Buy > Click Shop Now > and you cash back will be in your Ebates account. They send out payments every quarter!

You can use Ebates and pick up your product in-store!

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