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  • 5/26/2014 Savvy Savings at TDS

    Here are today's Savvy Savings! Note: You'll notice a new format to our newsletter. Still same great info, but a more sleek, slimmer format. Would love to hear your thoughts!

    New Coupons

    These coupons were just added!

    • $1.00 off any One Lunchables with Smoothie
    • $2.00 off Tyson Hens and Kikkoman Sauce
    • $1.00 off Hillshire Farm American Craft product
    • $1.00 off 2 Hormel Chicken Breast products
    • $1.00 off any one Crunchmaster Crackers or Chips
    • $2.00 off Advil PM product 80ct or larger
    • SAVE up to $10. Earn REWARDS from Kellogg's.

    Visit our new Savvy Savings deals page to print these coupons and more!

    Click here to check out our other Savvy Savings Deals!


    Never Miss a Savvy Savings Deal or HOT Coupon! Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter!! I will be posting those flash savings offers!! Check out our Facebook Page and like us, and follow our Twitter Page.

    I want to hear about your experience in getting these special offers! Did you combine coupons? What deals did you find? Please send me an email!

    Have you entered this week's TDS giveaways? Visit our Giveaway Page to see what you could win this week!

     

  • Savvy Savings at TDS 5/23/2004

    Here are today's Savvy Savings! Note: You'll notice a new format to our newsletter. Still same great info, but a more sleek, slimmer format. Would love to hear your thoughts!

    New Coupons

    These coupons were just added!

    • $0.75 off Musselman's Apple Butter
    • $1.00 off Butterball Turkey Burgers
    • $2.00 off Advil or Advil Migraine 80ct
    • $4.00 off Zyrtec/Children's Zyrtec Dissove Tabs
    • $5.00 off Alien Blu-Ray Collection
    • $2.00 off One New OxiClean Laundry Detergent

    Visit our new Savvy Savings deals page to print these coupons and more!

    Click here to check out our other Savvy Savings Deals!


    Never Miss a Savvy Savings Deal or HOT Coupon! Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter!! I will be posting those flash savings offers!! Check out our Facebook Page and like us, and follow our Twitter Page.

    I want to hear about your experience in getting these special offers! Did you combine coupons? What deals did you find? Please send me an email!

    Have you entered this week's TDS giveaways? Visit our Giveaway Page to see what you could win this week!

     

  • A Frugal Family Pizza Night

    by Rhiana Jones

    I don’t know about you, but pizza night is a once-a-week event in our house. We all love our pizza and it’s a nice decadent break from our healthy weeknight meals. Unfortunately, when you’ve hit a sparse week on the local coupons, pizza night can get costly. It’s then time to turn to “Make Your Own Pizza” night. Purchase a few pre-made pizza crusts and everyone can have their own pizza with their favorite toppings. Prep the toppings on the weekend and put in the fridge to save time during the week. You can often even get the pre-made crusts at The Dollar Tree or Big Lots.

    Here’s some great ideas for some interesting homemade pizzas.

    1. Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza - This one is awesome for the kids. Make a quick pizza sauce out of ketchup, Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, onion powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Then top with shredded cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella and sprinkle with browned ground beef.

    2. Po’ Boy Pizza - Everyday Pizza Sauce, sliced Italian sausage, salami and thinly sliced Swiss cheese

    3. Artichoke and Olives - Everyday Pizza Sauce, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, feta cheese and mozzarella cheese

    4. Tropical Delight - Everyday Pizza Sauce, Canadian bacon, mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks

    5. BBQ Chicken - BBQ sauce, diced green pepper, diced onions, mozzarella cheese, diced cooked chicken, freshly grated parmesan cheese

    6. Bacon and Spinach - Everyday Pizza Sauce, spinach, sliced mushrooms, diced cooked bacon, diced red onions, minced garlic and shredded mozzarella

    7. Pesto Chicken - Pesto sauce, diced cooked chicken breast, spinach, sliced mushrooms, shredded mozzarella cheese

    8. Surf and Turf - Everyday Pizza Sauce, thinly sliced cooked steaks, diced onions, cocktail shrimp, diced tomatoes and shredded mozzarella

    9. Bacon and Apples - Pesto sauce, thinly sliced apples, bacon, finely diced walnuts

    10. Vegetarian - Everyday Pizza Sauce, sliced eggplant, sliced zucchini, diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, diced onions and shredded mozzarella cheese

    Everyday Pizza Sauce

    Make up a large batch of this easy, yet tasty pizza sauce to have on hand for any fun make your own pizza night. Can it for long-term storage or freeze it to pull out in the morning before you leave for work.

    Ingredients

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    1/2 diced white onions
    1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
    2 teaspoons white sugar
    1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    2/3 cup water
    2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions

    Heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic and onions in the skillet until onions are soft. Add tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil, water and cheese and stir well. Simmer 20-30 minutes on low heat, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Rhiana Jones is a DIY enthusiast and longtime frugal living writer. She is also the author of A Frugal Life: Learning How to Spend Less and Enjoy Life More, available on the Amazon Kindle. For more frugal cooking ideas, visit her blog at www.afrugallife.org.

  • 5/21/2014 Savvy Savings at TDS


     

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    You'll notice a new format to our newsletter. Still same great info, but a more sleek, slimmer format. Would love to hear your thoughts!



    These coupons were just added!

    • $1.00 off Minute Maid Drops Water Enhancer
    • $1.00 off Butterball Turkey Burgers
    • $1.00 off 1 Silk Almond Half Gallon
    • $1.00 off any two Barilla Blue Box Pasta
    • $1.00 off of vitafusion Gummy Vitamins
    • $4.00 off any Non-Drowsy Claritin 30 ct or larger

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  • 5/19/2014 Savvy Savings at TDS


     

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    Happy Monday!! Today is Baby Day! Here are today's Savvy Savings!




    These were just loaded! Remember: Printable coupons have a limited number of prints. If you see something you may want, print it now, sales will be coming soon!



    $0.75 off any DESITIN Diaper Rash Product

    $1.50 off ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers

    $0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 56 ct or higher

    $1.50 off ONE Pampers Swaddlers Diapers

    $1.50 off ONE Pampers Splashers Swim Pant

    $1.50 off ONE Pampers Easy Ups Trainers

    $2.99 off ONE Enfagrow™ Powder or Liquid Product

    $1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Lil' Entrees

    $1.50 off ONE Pampers Baby Dry Diapers

    $1.00 off NUK breastfeeding item, Milk storage bag

    $1.00 off (1) NUK Advanced Orthodontic Bottle

    $2.00 off one Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment

    $1.00 off Any Boudreaux's Butt Paste Product





    Here are some great Savvy Savings!





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  • 05/16/2014 Savvy Savings at TDS


     

    Never Miss a Savvy Savings Deal or HOT Coupon! Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter!! I will be posting those flash savings offers!! Check out our Facebook Page and like us, and follow our Twitter Page.


    I want to hear about your experience in getting these special offers! Did you combine coupons? What deals did you find? Please send me an email!Click Here




    Here are today's Savvy Savings!




    These were just loaded! Remember: Printable coupons have a limited number of prints. If you see something you may want, print it now, sales will be coming soon!



    $1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Lil' Entrees

    $0.75 off one Simply Lemonade or Simply Limeade

    $2.00 off (1) Tyson Hens and (1) Kikkoman Sauce

    $1.00 off Hillshire Farm American Craft™ product

    $2.00 off any one (1) Prevacid24HR product

    $2.00 off any Nutri Dent Edible Dental Chews

    $1.00 off Dingo Meat in the Middle Rawhide Bone





    Here are some great Savvy Savings!





     

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  • How to Keep a Ticket Scam from Ruining Your Summer

    by Charlie Cohn

    Are you getting excited for the arrival of summer? Plan to head to a music festival with friends? Want to catch a baseball game with the family? If you need tickets, be careful where you buy them or you may fall victim to a scam. Before you start booking your fun in the sun, read these tips to learn how to stay safe when purchasing tickets to the biggest event of the summer.

    Always Buy from a Trusted Site

    The easiest way to stay safe is to buy your tickets from the official event website or direct from the venue. More often than not, the online shopping cart experience will be powered by trusted sites like Ticketmaster, Live Nation, or Eventbrite. These sites sell verified tickets, have safe checkouts, and come backed with a guarantee. It takes a little planning in advance, but if you can purchase tickets ahead of time, you’ll steer clear of trouble.

    Of course, some events sell out before you have a chance to purchase tickets directly from the source. In this case, you may find yourself Googling for tickets at second-tier brokers or peer-to-peer sites. Be careful when selecting which site to make your purchase from. If you’re not familiar with the website, check to see if it has been reported as risky before creating an account and entering any personal or billing information. Malicious sites target victims with scams that harvest passwords, steal identities and billing information, and fail to deliver tickets. By checking the reputation of a site before making a purchase, you can identify which ones to avoid.

    When turning to the second-hand market, stick to trusted resellers like StubHub and Ticket Liquidator. Like the direct ticket brokers, these sites provide money-back guarantees protecting you against false tickets, secure checkouts that keep your financial information safe, and even offer discounts to help you save on reseller prices. Additionally, Ticketmaster has set up a peer-to-peer ticket exchange where fans can sell verified tickets backed by the security of their site.

    Get 5 Sold Out Scams 50% Off! MUST SELL!!!

    You know where you can find last-minute deals on tickets? Craigslist. Do you know what else you can find on Craigslist? A scam.

    Cyber criminals use ticket sales to initiate any number of Craigslist scams including selling fake, duplicate, or expired tickets, stealing your banking information, and sending viruses as email attachments. These attacks can cost you time, money, and even your identity.

    Thankfully, experts at USNews and Yahoo have shared their tips, which I have distilled along with my own recommendations to avoid falling victim to an attack:

    • Never share your bank account number, passwords, phone number, home address, or other sensitive personal information online.

    • Set up a new email account for free and dedicate it to Craigslist correspondence to avoid sharing your private address.

    • If you’re downloading tickets as an attachment or via a link, make sure you purchase antivirus software that checks email attachments and embedded links for viruses, phishing attempts, and other malware.

    • Use PayPal or Amazon Payments (which has a great set of guidelines to avoid payment scams as well) to make a payment and refuse to send money via a wire. Both provide buyer protection plans that give you the ability to report fraud and recollect costs.

    • If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Use common sense and stay vigilant when buying anything from a stranger online.

    By taking these precautions you’ll drastically reduce your chance of falling victim to a scam. Remember, however, that Craigslist does not provide you any protections and maintains that “Craigslist is not involved in any transaction.” Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to stay safe.

    Getting Upfront and Personal

    If you fail to find tickets ahead of time and choose to brave the crowds in hopes of finding a ticket at the event – good luck, you’re on your own. When you purchase tickets from a scalper or individual at a concert or sporting event, you take substantial risks. Not only can you get taken for your money, but purchasing tickets on the street can be dangerous as well.

    Though I cannot advocate buying tickets off the street (despite having done it on a number of occasions), I can offer a few things to consider:

    • Try to secure will-call tickets or a ticketless entry transfer. Scalpers can sell several of the same paper print-out tickets and be off with your money before you know it.

    • Purchase tickets in a group and send one person into the event while the rest of the group waits to pay the seller. If they make it in, have the group hand over the cash and enjoy the night.

    • Ask fans that are going into the show if they have extra tickets instead of scalpers. If they do, they’ll be happy to offload them to a fellow fan and recoup their costs.

    • Again, use common sense! It’s your best defense.

    Ready to make your summer dream a reality? Plan ahead, and you can buy your tickets from a trusted source before they sell out and you’ll avoid the scams altogether. If you do find yourself looking to secondary markets, remember these tips to stay safe and be wary.

  • 5/14/14 Savvy Savings at TDS

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    Earn FREE Money Every Shopping Trip With Checkout 51
    Here is a Sneak Peek of tomorrow's new Checkout 51 Deals!


    There is a brand new FREE savings app out similar to iBotta! Checkout 51 offers cashback when you buy specific items at ANY store.

    This app is great because unlike iBotta a smartphone is not needed. You have the option to upload your receipt using your computer so this is great for people who don’t own a smartphone. Plus you can use coupons on the featured items and still get the cashback! Checkout 51 offers .


    Here are the Checkout51 Offers that go live on Thursday If you are not a member sign up now and grab some of the current offers and be ready for the next batch.
    Don’t forget Checkout 51 has plenty of other offers as well.
    Go checkout all of the Checkout 51 offers.

    Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers.

    All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through our mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20, they send you a check!!

    Here is the Sneak Peek for 5/1!


    *$2.00 Cash Back: Upload your first receipt ($20 or more)
    *$0.25 Cash Back: Apples – any variety
    *$0.50 Cash Back: Kettle Brand chips 4 oz + – any variety
    *$0.50 Cash Back: Sun Maid Raisins 12 0z + – any variety
    *$0.50 Cash Back: Nongshim Noodle Soups (1 Family Pack or 4 Singles)
    *$0.50 Cash Back: World Peas – any variety
    *$2.50 Cash Back: Select Lavazza Drip Coffees: Gran Aroma,Classico,Gran Selezione,Perfetto Blends
    *$1.00 Cash Back: Buy 2 Keebler Ready Crust – any variety
    *$0.50 Cash Back: Ken’s Ranch Dressings – 16 oz or larger
    *$2.00 Cash Back: Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Customizables Starter Kit
    *$1.00 Cash Back: Buy 2 Kellogg’s Special K Cereal – any variety
    *$1.25 Cash Back: Trans-Ocean Smoked Salmon – any variety
    *$3.00 Cash Back: Neutrogena Makeup Remover + Visibly Even product
    *$0.25 Cash Back: Trans-Ocean Seafood Snackers – any variety
    *$1.00 Cash Back: Buy 2 Hall’s Drops Bags -17 count or higher
    *$0.50 Cash Back: Glade Jar Candle – any variety
    *$2.00 Cash Back: RoC Resurfacing Cleanser or Disks
    *$1.00 Cash Back: Trans-Ocean Crab Classic – any variety
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    *Submit any grocery receipt over $60 for a chance to win $500.00



    What are you waiting for? Go sign up for Checkout 51 and start saving today!

    Key guidelines
    1.Offers go live on Thursdays at 12:00 AM in each time zone. They expire the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM in each time zone. You must submit the receipts while the offers are live.
    2.Offers are available in limited quantities. Please check your offer list before you go shopping to ensure that the offer is still available, and upload the receipt immediately after purchase to avoid disappointment.
    3.A quantity of (1) of each offer is eligible for cash back per member.
    4.Each receipt can only be used once.
    5.We can only give cash back for the exact product listed, so please read carefully.
    6.You are permitted to use Checkout 51 cash back offers with any other coupon or discount unless otherwise stated.
    7.Products must be purchased in your country of registration. (We currently support the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec.)
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    9.Items purchased from online retailers are eligible for cash back. Packing slips are accepted as proof of purchase. Online purchases are subject to the same submission timelines as receipts.


     

  • 5/12/2014 Savvy Savings at TDS


     

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    Here are today's Savvy Savings!




    These were just loaded! Remember: Printable coupons have a limited number of prints. If you see something you may want, print it now, sales will be coming soon!



    $0.50 off HERSHEY'S Spreads or Snacksters

    $1.00 off any one CRUNCHMASTER Crackers or Chips

    $5.00 off Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy

    $3.00 off any one (1) Mederma Scar Product



    Save $1.00 when you buy one (1) 13oz jar or larger of Nutella® hazelnut spread

    Save $1.00 Off Any ONE (1) Tasty Bite Product





    Here are some great Savvy Savings!




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  • Best Bets for Buying Appliances

    by Rheney Williams

    intro

    I waited for years to have a kitchen to remodel, so last spring when we purchased our first home, I couldn't wait to get started on the kitchen redesign. At the same time, just because I finally had a kitchen to update didn't mean I had unlimited funds to do so.

    I spent months researching and painstakingly selecting each and every appliance we purchased, picking up some great money-saving tips along the way. For example:

    • Wait for the sales: Holiday weekends are great, as are the times right before appliance manufacturers introduce their newest models like the spring and fall.

    • Create your own discounts: Yes, you can ask for price reductions on cosmetically imperfect appliances! Little dents and dings in indiscernible locations are an excellent bargaining chip to present to managers and receive percentages off.

    • Explore existing sources of savings: Floor models are worth looking into because not only are you helping the retailer clear an appliance off their sales floor (see the above sales note about shopping in the spring and fall!), but you can often receive even greater discounts on price because the appliance has been 'previously enjoyed' to an extent!

    But finding the best price isn't the only way to save on your appliance buying bill. For a bit more on how to pick your perfect appliances and tips on how to stretch your household dollars even further, consider the following.

    Functional Features

    Functional Features

    Bells and whistles can be appealing but they may also be unnecessary for your purposes. Make sure that if you are upgrading or purchasing a model with certain features, that you'll actually use them.

    For example, you might find a good deal on a refrigerator with a through-the-door water dispenser, but if you prefer your water from the tap or a filtered pitcher, you won't benefit from this feature, which also uses 14-20% more energy than its non-dispenser counterparts.

    Cycles

    However, a 'cycle running' appliance like a dishwasher or washing machine that comes equipped with certain efficiency features could be extremely valuable and worth the extra upfront cost to get it. I love the fact that my dishwasher has soil sensing technology and as a result, I can simply run a 'quick wash' and the machine will stop washing when it senses the dishes are sufficiently clean.

    Size Matters

    Size Matters

    This fact applies to appliances in at least two distinct ways.

    First, you need to make sure you properly measure your space and purchase an appliance that will fit. Don't forget to include entry doors and pass-through points like hallways and stairs – make sure you can move the appliance around corners, if necessary. There's nothing worse than finding the absolute perfect anything only to find that it won't fit!

    Second, even if you can get the appliance in the door and situated in its new home, it might still be too big or small for your purposes.

    For example, you might find an amazing top-of-the-line refrigerator on sale and decide it's too good a deal to pass up. But the internal capacity could support a professional football team's refrigeration needs and your family of four barely uses two shelves! You're paying to run a refrigerator that you are not using which equals wasted money and energy all the way around.

    On the other hand, there are all sorts of very reasonably priced compact dishwashers that could be a source of savings. Unfortunately, you must run four cycles a day to wash all of your dishes, so your tiny dishwasher has quickly turned into a source of very large headaches!

    Stay right within the 'Goldilocks sweet spot' by only buying an appliance that will be 'just right.'

    Keep the Big Picture in Mind

    Combo

    Avoid purchasing the appliance with the lowest price. But wait – isn't that the goal here? Not exactly: You want to get the best deal overall on an appliance and the initial price tag alone does not a deal make.

    If you were buying an appliance and the only associated cost was the purchase price, going with the lowest tag would make more sense. However, you also have to factor in operating costs of appliances, and the cheaper models are often the biggest hogs of energy and water around. So, even though you'll save on the front end, you'll end up paying in the long run every time you turn the machine on.

    What are some of the ways you've been able to stretch your dollars while buying appliances?

    Rheney Williams writes about her DIY kitchen projects for Home Depot. Rheney recently remodeled the kitchen in her Charleston, S.C., home, and designed it to accommodate new appliances that included a range, refrigerator and dishwasher. To view Home Depot's appliance page showcasing a wide selection of dishwashers, including the model like Rheney's, click here

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