2014 School Supply Deals Roundup including Quill.com, Walmart, Amazon, Target and more!

Its July, which means it’s that time to start stocking up on all those school supplies! And you are in luck because I have your 2014 School Supply Deals Roundup! This time of year stores offer school supplies like crayons, markers, scissors and more at low stock up prices. You can price match many of these prices all in one store at Walmart or Target too, so keep that in mind.

Here is the 2014 School Supply Deals Roundup!

WALMART:

Wooden Ruler – $0.25
Cra-Z-Art School Glue – $0.44
Single Pencil Sharpener – $0.25
No. 2 Yellow Pencils (8 Count) – $0.47
Paper Mate Pink Eraser (2 Count) – $0.50
Pencil Sharpener – $0.25
Elmers Single Glue Sticks (2 Count) – $0.50
Crayola Crayons (24 Count) – $0.50
Paper Mate Ball Point Pens (10 Pack) – $0.97
Cra-Z-Art Crayons (24 Count) – $0.25
Index Cards (100 Count) – $0.48
CraZart Glue – $0.44
Elmers Glue (4 oz.) – $0.50
Elmers Glue Sticks (2 Pack) – $0.50
Pink Erasers (2 Pack) – $0.50
Crayola Washable Crayons (24 Count) – $1.97
Fiskars Flexible Ruler – $0.97
Cra-Z-Art Washable Markers (10 Count) – $0.77
Crayola Colored Pencils – $1.27
Crayola Classic Markers (10 count) – $1.27
Bic Crystal Pens in Assorted Colors (10 Count) – $0.97
Paper Mate Ball Point Pens (10 Count) – $0.97
No 2. Yellow Pencils (20 Count) – $0.97
Notebook Paper – $0.82
1″ 3-Ring Binder – $0.94
2 Pocket Folders – $0.15
Schoolworks Scissors – $0.50
Fiskars Kids Scissors – $1.47
Sharpie Highlighters (4 pack) – $1.74
Expo Markers (4 pack + 1 Free Bonus Marker) – $2.97

QUILL.COM

For those of you who are new to Quill.com they are an office supply online store with some great prices! I especially think teachers would love this site who need to buy a lot of supplies in bulk as there are amazing price drops for ordering in large quantities. Plus Quill.com works with many, many non-profit organizations – both local and national – throughout the year. I love to support a company with a big heart.

FREE BIC® Magic Marker® window marker when you buy a BIC® Wite-Out® EZ Correct™ correction tape 10-pack
Save up to 30% on Pentel® WOW!™ re tractable and ballpoint pens. 8pack/$3.99
BIC® 4-color retractable ballpoint pens $1.99
Sharpie Highlighters $3.79/4 pack
Papermate Mechanical Pencils $2.29/pack
Sharpie Markers $3.99/ 5 pack
Duracell Batteries B1G1 FREE
50% off Verbatum Flash Drives
Glue Sticks 4pack $1.99 each wyb 4
Elmers Glue $0.69 each wyb 12+
Avery® WorkSaver® plastic insertable tab dividers $1.95
FREE pack of 1-1/4″ color coding labels when you buy 3 packs of 3/4″ removable round color coding labels.
Iris® file boxes $10.99
Pendaflex® PileSmart™ project sorter $10.99
BIC® Brite Liner® highlighters $5.79/12 pack
Tru-Ray® construction paper $1.89/pack wyb 10+
Riverside® construction paper $1.29/pack wyb 10+
Crayola® and Prang® markers $2.49/box
Crayola® colored pencils $1.49/box wyb 3+
Roaring Spring® filler paper & composition books $1.39/pack wyb 24+
Purell® sanitizing hand wipes $4.00

Quill.com Coupons
$15 off wyb $75 worth of classroom supplies
$100 off of school furniture
$20 off when you spend $100 on projectors, scanners, shredders or labelers
$10 off when you spend $30 or more on Post it brand Notes, flags and easel pads
$50 off HP Laser printers $399+

WALGREENS

Fiskars Blunt or Pointed Scissors-$0.99
Wexford Mechanical Pencils 30 pk.-$1.99
Wexford Binders – 1-3″ – B1G1 Free
Backpacks-$2.99
2 Pocket Folders-6/$1
Elmers School Glue (4 oz) – $0.49 Elmers Glue Sticks (2 pack) – $0.49 Mini Highlighters – 4/$1 Eraser Caps (15 count) – 4/$1
No. 2 Pencils 20 pk. -$0.69 Pink Erasers (2 Pack) – 4/$1
Composition Books-$0.69
Plastic Supplies Box-$0.69
Sharpie Markers-$0.69
Crayola Crayons, Markers, & Colored Pencils – B1G1 Free
Wexford 10 pk. Sheet Protectors-2/$1
Wexford Index Tab Dividers-2/$1
Compass-$0.49
Flexible Protractors-$0.29
Index Cards-$0.29 8GB USB Flash Drive – $7.99

OFFICE MAX/OFFICE DEPOT

Office Max Multipurpose Paper Ream – $1.00 after rebate
Poly Snap Envelopes – $0.25
School Glue (4 oz.) – $0.25
Manual Pencil Sharpeners – $0.25
Pink Erasers (3-5 Count) – $0.25
Post It Note 3-Pack – $1
50% off Yak Pak, Ful & High Sierra Back Packs
Crayola Washable Products – Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Index Cards – $1
Really Useful Boxes .55L Pencil Box – $2
Paper Mate Ink Joy Pens – B1G1 Free
Dry Erase Boards – $3
Pencil Pouch with Clear Window – $1
Expo Markers – Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Office Depot & Office Max Brand 8″ Scissors – $2
Crayola Construction Paper – $2
Master Lock Combination Lock – $3
Texas Instruments TI Scientific Calculator – $12.99
Sharpie 3 pack – $2
Paper Mate EraserMate Pens (5 pack) – $2
Pentel RSVP Ballpoint Pens (5 pack) – $2
Sharpie ClearView Highlighters – $3
Pilot B2P Retractable Pens – $3
Sharpie Pens (4 pack) – $3
Scotch Expressions Washi Tape – 3/$6
Single Pip Squeak Markers – $0.25
Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencil Starter Set 2 ct.-$4
Crayola Washable Products – Buy 2 get 1 Free

STAPLES

Poly Cover 1 Subject Notebooks – $0.50
Staples #2 Pencils (12 pack) – $0.68
Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener – $0.68
Staple Glue Sticks (4 pack) – $1.25
8GB Lexar USB Drive – $6
2 Pocket Folders – $0.15
Staples Composition Books – $0.50
Staples Filler Paper – $0.82
Crayola Classic Markers – $0.97
Sharpie Permanent Marker 5 Pack – $2
Sharpie Accent Gel Highlighters (3 pack) – $2
Crayola Washable Markers, or Paints – 50% off
Staples 1 Subject Notebooks – $0.17
Staples Wood Ruler – $0.25
Staples School Glue – $0.39
Staples Index Cards – $0.48
Staples Pink Cap Erasers (12 count) – $0.96
Crayola Crayons (24 count) – $0.50
Bic Crystal Ballpoint Pens (10 count) – $1
Bic Mechanical Pencils (5 pack) – $1
Staples Pink Erasers (3 pack) – $0.96

RITEAID

Mead Composition Books-Buy 1 get 2 Free
Avery Big Buff Tabs-$0.47
12 ct. Crayola Chalk-$0.47
Elmer’s Glue-Buy 1 get 1 Free
Avery Tabs-$0.47
Pencil Case- Buy 1 get 2 Free
Scotch Tap – Buy 1 get 1 Free
Reusable Envelopes-$0.47
Rubberbands-$0.47
Avery Sheet Protectors – Buy 1 get 2 Free
Backpacks & Lunch Kits – 50% off
Mead One Subject Notebooks $0.47
Westcott Scissors – Buy 1 get 2 Free
Playskool Crayons – Buy 1 get 2 Free

TARGET

Elmer’s Glue Sticks (6 Pack) – $0.99
Up & Up Colored Pencils (12 pack) – $0.99
Sharpie Ultra Fine Markers (2 pack) – $0.99
Mead Composition or Spiral Bound 1-Subject Notebooks, $0.99
Mead 5-Star 4 pocket Poly Folder, $0.99
Up & Up Mechanical Pencils – $0.99
Igloo & Embark Lunch Kits & Thermos Water Bottles – $8
Licensed Backpacks for Kids – $12
Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator – $8
Lexar 16GB USB Drive – $7
Student Backpacks – $20-$30
Grip by High Sierra and Ful Backpacks Included
Up & Up Clear Cover 1″ Binder – $2
Up & Up 24 Count Washable Crayons – $2
Up & Up 1 Subject Notebook – $1.50
Pilot G2 Gel Roller Ball Pens (5 Count) – $5
Scotch Magic Tape (2 pack) – $5
Elmers Glue Sticks Classroom Pack (18 Count) – $5

AMAZON

Westcott Pointed Kids Plastic Handles – $0.99 Add-on item
Elmer’s Glue Stick 4 Pack – $1.63 Add-on item
Elmer’s School Glue – $1 Add-on item
Avery Permanent Glue Sticks 6 Pack – $2.23 Add-on item
Paper Mate Pink Erasers 3-Pack – $1.63 Add-on item
Expo Dry Erase Markers, 4 Markers – $3.79 Add-on item
Five Star Wirebound Notebook, 3-Subject, 150 College-Ruled Sheets – $3.87 Add-on item
Sharpie Tank-Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Yellow, 2-Pack – $0.81 Add-on item
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pens, Blue, Box of 12 – $1.99 Add-on item
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pens, Red, Box of 12 – $1.99 Add-on item
Sharpie Tank-Style Highlighters, 6 Highlighters – $2.99 Add-on item
BIC Mechanical Pencil with Colorful Barrels, 24 Pencils – $6.58 Prime shipping
Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Marker, 24-Pack Assorted Colors – $10 Prime shipping
Post-it Notes 3 x 3-Inches, Canary Yellow, 12-Pads/Pack – $9.49 Prime shipping
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Pencils, Box of 12 – $2.99 Add-on item
Five Star Composition Book, 100 College Ruled Sheets, Pack of 6 – $14.99 Prime shipping

Disclosure: Quill.com has sponsored this post. However all opinions here are 100% my own.. See my disclosure policy for more details.

7/28 Amazon Deals / High Sierra Backpack/ Scotchgard Fabric Protector/ Rubbermaid Containers/ Legos

Howdy, Moneysavers!  Hope your weekend was great and that you are ready for some rip-roarin’ deals from our favorite online store!  Today you can find savings on Scotchgard fabric protector,  Rubbermaid storage containers, Huggies Wipes, Lego sets and even an awesome High Sierra fat boy backpack!

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

Keep your couches clean with Scotchgard Fabric and Upholstery Protector, 10-Ounce, 2-Pack for the low price of $8.66 (was $20.44) with free Prime shipping!

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Store leftovers with the Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid 18-Piece Food-Storage Container Set with Lids marked down to $9.99 (was $15) with free Prime shipping!

The High Sierra Fat Boy Backpack (Black) is down from $60 to a low price of $23.99 with free Prime shipping!

If you love Huggies wipes like I do, then this is a great deal for you!  Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes, Refill, 624 Count is a low price of $10.90 for your first delivery if you do subscribe and save.  Every pack there after will be $12.90–still a great savings (was $18.99)!!

Get the LEGO City Surfer Rescue Toy Building Set for $4.59 (was $9) and free shipping when you spend $35.

The #1 bestseller in body creams is Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream with Pump Dispenser, 1 Pound on sale right now for $11.11 (was $16.43) with free Prime shipping and using subscribe and save.

 

What a great deal today on Play-Doh!  This is 50% off at $4.99.  Get free shipping when you spend $35!

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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8 Genius Camping Hacks

I never realized how easy it was to camp!  These simple tips made camping a lot more fun and easier, too!

Camping in the summer creates the best memories.  I’m not sure if it is the fact that you are out communing with nature or that you can’t get cell reception that really pulls families together.  Whether you are camping at the beach, a campground or even in your own backyard, everyone could benefit from knowing a trick or two. Here are 8 of my favorite camping hacks to use on your next camping experience!

8 Genius Camping Hacks

Camping Hacks are so easy when you use these tips!

1. Use corn chips like Doritos or Fritos as substitute kindling when you are starting a fire. The greasy (yet delicious!) part of the chips helps the fire get going quickly.

Camping Hacks are so easy when you use these tips!

2. Before you leave on your trip put important and sensitive items in separate plastic bags for safe keeping. Even though your phone might not get service, if you bring it camping encase it in a plastic baggie for protection and make it easy to keep track of.

Camping Hacks are so easy when you use these tips!

3. Fill clean, empty milk jugs with water and freeze it before leaving on your camp trip. Add the jugs to your cooler to save money on ice and keep your food cold for longer. When it melts you can use that water as drinking water for your family.

Camping Hacks are so easy when you use these tips!

4. Make your zippers easy to handle by adding a key ring to them. This is especially useful for sleeping bags in the middle of the night!

Camping Hacks are so easy when you use these tips!

5. Wrap duct tape around your water bottle or a flashlight to save space and also have quick and easy access to it. Duct tape is great for blisters and also can be used to remove ticks.

Camping Hacks are so easy when you use these tips!

6. Wrap a headlamp around an opaque plastic bottle to make an instant lantern. It can light up your tent by hanging it in the middle of the tent or you can leave it outside to use it at night.

Camping Hacks are so easy when you use these tips!

7. For fewer burrs when you are hiking, rub the laces of your hiking boots with paraffin before hitting the trail. It is nice to come back and be ready for your next adventure without worrying about cleaning up your shoes.

It is so easy to use these camping hacks to make your camping trip better!  They are so easy---I can't believe I never thought of them before!

8. Yoga mats are not just for exercise anymore. They can double as foam sleeping pads to isolate you from the ground and give comfort when sleeping. Yoga mats roll up nicely and are easy to throw in to your camping supplies.

What are your family’s favorite camping hacks?

7/25 Amazon Deals / Necklace, Olay, Smoke Alarm, Jump Starter, First Aid Kit, Stick Vacuum, Cotonelle, Les Miserables Blu-Ray

Start off the weekend right–by shopping on Amazon and saving some major cash!  That’s what I plan on doing at least!!  Have a great weekend!!

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

This Statement Pendant Necklace would look great if you are dressed up–or you could dress it down as well.  So versatile!  Since it’s only $3.58 plus FREE shipping, I’d have to say you  NEED it.  :)

Ok–so here’s another thing you NEED.  Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System is on sale today for just $14.66 when you clip the coupon and do subscribe & save.  (FREE Prime shipping as well.)  It’s usually $25.99–what a great deal!

Need a new smoke alarm?  First Alert  Hardwire Photoelectric and Ionization Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup is on sale today for $25.29 (was $49.99) plus it is Prime eligible.

So convenient to have your own Jump Starter!  Today get the Clore Ultraportable 12-Volt Jump Starter with Light for only $64.95 (was $112.51) plus it will ship free for Amazon Prime members.

Having a first aid kit in your car is so important.  Especially since we are in the middle of “road trip season”.  AAA 121-Piece Road Trip First Aid Kit is on sale today for $13.43 (was $29.99) plus free Prime shipping.  That’s 55% off!

Doing the floors is probably one of my least favorite chores.  Having this Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum would sure make that job easier!  Today you can pick one up for just $19.96 (was $39.99) plus free shipping if you are a Prime member.

Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper is on sale today for $15.66 (was $22.99) when you clip the $2 off coupon and choose subscribe & save.  It’s also a Prime item, so you will receive it in 2 days free of charge if you are a Prime member.

Time for a great movie at a great price!!!  Les Misérables [Blu-ray] is on sale for only $6.99 (was $22.99) and it will ship free with Prime.  I love this movie.  It for sure will be added to my home movie collection.

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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PHANTOM Your Neighbor + Free Printables

PHANTOM?! What is that?

“Phantoming” is something I grew up doing. But nobody knows what it is!

Let me enlighten you:)

Growing up we would make cookies for our friends/neighbors and instead of just going over there to give it to them, we spiced it up. We would leave it on their doorstep, ring the doorbell, then run and hide. The best part was finding a great spot to hide so you could see their face(s) when they opened the door.

I specifically remember one time my brother was about to get caught running away so he jumped in their garbage can! Oh, the things we do to not get caught! He had to stay in there awhile because they came out and tried to catch us!

During the summer my friends and I would “phantom” a lot to entertain us on lazy summer days. We would laugh and say, “The Phantom Strikes Again!”

So naturally, I had to teach my kids how to “PHANTOM”! Check out my PHANTOM your neighbor idea and my cute FREE PRINTABLES, too!

Use this fun idea to "phantom" your neighbor this summer! #happythoughts #phantom

I have included TWO PRINTABLES so when you “phantom” someone for the first time you can use my “The Phantom Strikes” printable.  Then when you phantom the same person again you can use the “The Phantom Strikes Again” printable.

I fancied my cravings this week and made some mini cheesecakes. They are a piece of heaven in a cupcake wrapper! I started by adding a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup on the bottom. Then I mixed up 2 packages of cream cheese, 2 eggs and one cup of sugar. Once that was mixed well, I scooped it on top of my Peanut Butter Cups and baked it at 350 for about 20 minutes. Then I chilled them in the refrigerator. These are DELICIOUS! We happen to have a fabulous neighbor who is a nurse at the hospital. We couldn’t resist, we had to share the love!

If you have any extra treats use this Phantom Strikes Again idea! #happythoughts #phantoming

Click on one of these printables,  copy and save it, then paste it in Word and size it there.

I printed off my printable on scrapbook paper, cut it out and taped it on to my box.

Use this free printable to "phantom" your neighbor soon! #happythoughts #phantom

We were given a TON of cherries recently so I thought that would be nice to share–considering we can’t eat them all ourselves anyway. Our close friend is a diabetic and would like cherries more than a sugary treat. I thought this would be perfect for her. So I put some in a bag, printed out my printable, cut it out and stapled it to the baggie.

Use this printable when you drop off some goodies on your neighbors door. #happythoughts #phantomingIf you’re looking for something fun to do this summer….. GO PHANTOM your friends and neighbors!

Click on my links below to get my FREE PRINTABLES!

THE PHANTOM STRIKES PRINTABLE

THE PHANTOM STRIKES AGAIN PRINTABLEPhantom Your Neighbor Printables

 

7/24 Amazon Deals / Resolve Stain Stick, Rice Cooker, Energizer Batteries, Lights, Backpack, Laminator, Crest Whitestrips

As I’m sure you already can tell–I love a good deal!  Today is no exception–there are so many deals to have out there!  Amazon never fails me on good prices and good deals.  Have a great day!

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

Resolve Max Laundry Stain Remover Pre Treat, Stain Stick (Pack of 3) is on sale today for only $5.95 for a pack of three (was $15.29) when you clip the extra 20% off coupon .  That’s less than $2.00/stick!  Great deal today!  You will get these with free 2-day shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member.

What a great deal today on the Aroma Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer.  The price has dropped to only $36.92 (was $99.99) plus it ships for free with Amazon Prime.

We go through a lot of batteries in our house!  I like to stock up on them when I see a good sale.  Energizer Max Alkaline Batteries with Power Seal Technology, 34 Count is on sale today for only $18.99 (was $27.50) when you clip the $1.00 off coupon– plus it’s Prime eligible.

Mr. Beams Battery Operated Indoor/Outdoor Motion-Sensing LED Step/Stair Light, Brown, 2-Pack  is $20.00 off today making it only $24.99 for a set of two!  These will ship for free with Amazon Prime.

Perfect for school, sports, or the gym!  This Zebra Hot Pink Trim Backpack is on sale today for just $14.99 (was $48.99) and it will ship for free with Amazon Prime.

Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System has been discounted today to just $30.22 (was $80.49) and it is a Prime eligible item.

Whiten that smile today for a deeply discounted price!  Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects – Teeth Whitening Kit 20 Treatments has a coupon for $7.00 off!  After you clip the coupon the price comes down to $25.99 (was $47.49) plus it will ship free with Prime.

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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7/23 Amazon Deals / Necklace, Columbia Jacket, Huggies Wipes, Aquaphor, Children’s Book, Allergy Medicine, Citronella Candle

I’m so excited for all of the great deals on Amazon today!  A Columbia Jacket for 75% off!  Count me in!  Lots of other deals on baby wipes, baby lotion and then even a children’s book!  Don’t worry–it’s not all about the babies today–there is a necklace for you too!  Happy shopping!

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

This fun trendy necklace is such a great deal!!!  I love this Womens Crystal Flower Necklace and it is only $3.25 and has FREE shipping as well.

I hate to say it–but I’m afraid that cold weather will be here before we know it.  Today Columbia Sportswear Women’s Poleta Peak Plush Jacket is available for a steal at only $24.74 (was $99.99) plus it is Amazon Prime eligible.  I’d add this to your cart before the price goes back up!

Huggies Simply Clean Baby Wipes, Refill, 648 Count has a coupon for you for $2.00 off bringing the price down to $8.42 for your first delivery if you choose subscribe & save.  Price is usually $14.99.

Sooth your baby’s skin (or yours) with Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment Diaper Rash and Dry Skin Protectant, 14 oz Jar.  On sale today for $14.39 (was $24.55) plus free Amazon Prime shipping.

We absolutely love the Elephant & Piggie books at our house!  Have you heard of them?  These characters are wonderful!  A must have for your junior library.  We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) is on sale today for $5.17 (was $8.99) plus free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member.

If you suffer from allergies like I do–you know it’s always good to have a large amount of meds on hand.  Kirkland Signature Aller-Tec Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets, 10 mg, 365 Count is on sale for $16.89 (was $45.61) plus free Amazon Prime shipping.

Cutter CitroGuard 20-Ounce Insect Repellent Triple Wick Candle is on sale for only $7.47 (was $$12.54) and it qualifies for Amazon Prime shipping.

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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7/22 Amazon Deals / Scarf, Gain Detergent, LEGOS, Ice Cream Maker, Drawer Organizer, Label Maker

Today we have a great deal on a 2 pack of Gain laundry detergent.  This is something I like to stock up on!!  I also found a few items in case you have some time this summer to organize a little bit.  Enjoy!

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

Adding a scarf to an outfit can make it drab to FAB!  Pick up a niceeshop(TM) Soft Warp Knitting Voile Chevron Sheer Infinity Scarf for only $3.59 plus FREE shipping!  At this price–pickup more than one!  There is more than one style and color to choose from.  What a steal!

Gain With Freshlock Original Liquid Detergent 32 Loads 50 Fl Oz (Pack of 2) is on sale for $11.94 for a set of 2 (was $29.19).  That’s only $5.97 each!  Plus it will ship to you for free if you are an Amazon Prime member.

We love Legos at our house–they just never seem to go on sale often enough!  Today you can get the LEGO Creator Seaside House for only $39.90 (was $49.99) plus it is Prime eligible.

Homemade ice cream is the BEST!!!  Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker is on sale today for only $49.41 (was $110.00)  plus it ships for free with Prime.

MIU COLOR Drawer Dividers Closet Organizers Bra Underwear Storage Boxes 4 Set is on sale today for $13.39 (was $40.99!!)  plus it will ship to you in 2 days if you are an Amazon Prime member.  Big discount and your drawers will thank you!

Another way to organize yourself is to label everything!  The Brother Personal Labeler Machine is on sale for $9.99 (was $31.25) plus it qualifies for free Prime shipping.

I know this isn’t  pretty item on sale today–but it’s a necessary evil.  Lysol Bowl Brush with Rim Extension and Caddy is only $6.17 (was $11.73) plus it ships for free with Prime.

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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I made homemade ice cream sandwiches a couple weeks ago. They were a huge hit with the family. They tasted like ice cream covered in a thin brownie, and you know that I am a chocoholic. These were right up my alley. I do have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of the store bought ones, the cookie part is always dry and a little lacking in flavor plus they have those mystery ingredients that I try to avoid. So I decided to try to make my own, see if they were better tasting, easy, or even worth the effort. I will do a cost breakdown and tell you my thoughts on them, but first lets find out how I made these Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

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First go shopping and try to find a real foods or organic vanilla ice cream. This was surprisingly hard for me. I was able to find this kind at my local Fred Meyers. It was delicious. I suppose you could just make homemade ice cream if you have a maker too.

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First prepare a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper.  In a large bowl mix melted butter and honey.

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Then whisk in the egg and vanilla extract.

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Lastly stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

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Mix until batter is well combined and smooth.

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Pour batter into prepared cookie sheet and spread batter as thin and as even as possible.

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Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cake is dry to the touch and cooked all the way through. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

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After the chocolate sandwich goodness is cooled completely, remove from pan and cut it in half crosswise.

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Place one side of the cake top side down on a large piece of plastic wrap. Add half a carton of soft (not melted) ice cream on top of chocolate cake and spread ice cream as best as you can.

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Put other half on top and wrap with plastic wrap. Place in freezer and wait 24 hours or until frozen solid.

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Here is the fun part. Remove from freezer and cut off the edges of the cookie crust.  This makes the edges look nice and smooth. Don’t you dare let those chocolately scraps go to waste either. Eat that chocolately goodness up.

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Next cut the homemade ice cream sandwich bars to desired size and eat up or freeze for later use. I was able to get 10 bars.

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These homemade ice cream sandwiches are the perfect addition to my freezer meals. I don’t have too many dessert freezer meals but these will work perfectly. After you cut them up, place them in a freezer safe Ziploc bag. If they wont be eaten within the week, it’s a good idea to wrap the bars individually so as to prevent freezer burn.

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Are my homemade ice cream sandwiches worth it?

My whole family loved them. The soft brownie like cookie crust sandwiching the vanilla ice cream really hit the spot and has been a perfect summer treat for these hot summer days we have been having. They were actually pretty easy to make, but time consuming since I had to wait 24 hours before I could cut them up and eat them. It only made 10 bars too, which doesn’t make it very far in my household. I love that these frozen treats are made with real ingredients though. I love the peace of mind that comes with making my own food.

Here is the cost breakdown:

My homemade ice cream sandwiches costed me about $3.79  and made about 10 bars. To buy a 12 count package at the store is about $2.99 for the generic brand. It is a little but more expensive to make your own but the quality of ingredients is way better and the bar itself is better tasting.

My bars vs. Store bought

Are my ice cream sandwiches less expensive- No

Are my ice cream sandwiches better tasting- Yes

Do my ice cream sandwiches use real ingredients- Yes

Are they worth the time? I would say if you care about having real ingredients in the food that you and your children eat than yes. If you could care less, then I would just buy the store bought ones. They are cheaper and you don’t have to hassle with the time to make your own.

Below is the printable recipe

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwhiches
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ carton of vanilla ice cream
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan by covering it in parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together melted butter and honey. Add in egg and vanilla extract and whisk till combined.
  3. Stir in flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda and sir until smooth and well combined.
  4. pour batter onto prepared pan and spread out as thin and even as possible.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  6. Remove the cooked chocolate sandwich from pan by grabbing the parchemnt and lifting cake to a cutting board.
  7. Cut the cake in half crosswise.
  8. Place one side of the cake top side down on a large piece of plastic wrap. Add half a carton of soft (not melted) ice cream on top of chocolate cake and spread ice cream as best as you can. Put other half on top and wrap with plastic wrap. Place in freezer and wait 24 hours or until frozen solid.
  9. Remove from freezer and cut off the edges of the cookie crust. This makes the edges look nice and smooth.
  10. Next cut the homemade ice cream sandwich bars to desired size and eat up or freeze for later use. I was able to get 10 bars.
Notes
These homemade ice cream sandwiches are the perfect addition to my freezer meals. I don't have too many dessert freezer meals but these will work perfectly. After you cut them up, place them in a freezer safe Ziploc bag. If they wont be eaten within the week, it's a good idea to wrap the bars individually so as to prevent freezer burn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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