2/8 Amazon Daily Deals/ Valentine Bear

Today’s Amazon deals include a Valentine stuffed bear, Charmin toilet paper, a children’s book, a Phillips trimmer, Lance gluten free crackers, and AXE antiperspirant. Remember, 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!


bear

It’s not too late to get this in time for Valentines Day. Get this Musical Valentine I Love You Teddy Bear with Red Hat for just $12.95 (was $39.99).

tp

Time to stock up on some TP! Get this Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper, Mega Roll, 24 Count for just $20.94 (was $26.99) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the $2.00 off clip and save coupon. It ships for free. This is $26.99 at Walmart.

trimmer

Get this Phillips Precision Perfect Trimmer for just $9.99 (was $12.99) when you use the $3.00 off clip and save coupon. This is $19.99 at JCPenny.

gluten free

Get these Lance Gluten Free Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter, 4 Count (Pack of 4) for just $11.85 (was $16.89) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the $2.50 off clip and save coupon. It ships for free too! These are $3.65 a box at Walmart right now.

book

Get this LOVE from the Very Hungry Caterpillar book in Hardcover for just $5.56 (was $8.99). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members and would make an adorable Valentine’s gift.

axe

Get this AXE Antiperspirant Stick, Kilo 2.7 oz for just $2.52 (was $3.88) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 20% off clip and save coupon. It ships for free too. These are $3.88 at Walmart.


 

 

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 $8.25 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

From Money Woes to Money Woo Hoos

Since my site is happymoneysaver.com I thought maybe it was time to discuss one of the most taboo topics in our society….dun, dun, dun….money!

More specifically I would like to share with you some of the ups and downs that I have experienced while dealing with the family budget. I can’t be the only one who has ever been kept awake at night wondering how the bills are going to get paid, or wondering if that check I sent to the electric company is going to go through, can I?

Early in my marriage my husband and I did not talk about money much. He tried to be the one to pay the bills, but because of his busy schedule with work, he often times fell short. He would forget to send in checks, or forget to tell me what my grocery budget was. We were bouncing checks monthly, and the result of that was disastrous. ( It is a well known fact that accounts cant balance their own check books. Haha.)I don’t know about you, but my bank charges 28$ per bounced check, and we mustn’t forget the often times 50$ charge from the company that you sent the bad check to. If this has ever been you, take a deep breath, and know that you are not a bad person. People make mistakes. Eventually, my husband came to me and told me he just couldn’t do it anymore. So, with my knees a-knockin’ I agreed to take over the finances.

I have to admit, for the first few years, I wasn’t any better at it than him. I would forget about checks I had sent out, and see a cute scarf at the store. When I looked at the balance book I thought “Yes, I have enough money to splurge!” To my dismay, that was rarely the case. So, for a while we continued dealing with NSF fees, and of course arguments about how we were going to make ends meet.

Eventually, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the money envelope budgeting system. By now I am sure you have heard of it; You cash your paycheck and divide it up into envelopes (car insurance, gas money, electric bill, fun money, etc.) Every penny is delegated out according to priority and importance. For a long time, there was no fun money, and we had many boring weekends and holidays. Also, I must admit that it wasn’t a program that I held onto forever. Though this system taught me how to prioritize, more importantly, it taught me self control, and gave me new ideas for how to better control my budget.

I now keep a log of all my bills and each payday I make sure they get paid. Check bouncing isn’t an issue anymore. One, because most of my bills are paid online with my debit card. Thank you to the electronic/computer era! Two, because each day before I leave the house I update my budget in a record book so that I know exactly how much money I have to spend on that gorgeous new pair of shoes that I have been eyeballing all season.

There are so many options when it comes to the “How to’s” of budgeting and staying out of debt. Find what works for your family, and don’t be afraid to discuss new ideas with your partner, and even your friends. If you don’t know where to start the conversation considering giving onUp.com a try. They have this neat quiz that helps you understand where you fit, financially, in society, and it gives you ideas and solutions to improve in the areas where you are struggling. With #onUup you can get onUpdates that will also help you reach your financial goals, and navigate you to a more successful future. At the very least you can get peace of mind. I know I did when I found out that 44% of the American population has admitted to having the same money troubles and triumphs that I have had.

With #onUp I have even more tools to help my family succeed, and maybe,eventually, I will even have enough money in my savings to take that family vacation to Disney World!

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feel confident about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you.  

The onUp movement was created to guide millions of people one step at a time towards a more financially confident life without ever losing sight of the moments that matter along the way.

Why is SunTrust sparking a movement?
Over 70% of Americans are financially stressed
12% of Americans skip going to the doctor because of financial concerns
80% of people admitted that their personal finances keep them awake at night
21% of couples who rate their financial stress as at least “somewhat high” are arguing more
32% of adults say their finances keep them from living a healthy lifestyle

Join the growing number of people transforming their stress into positive motivation to move onUp.

Join the movement

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.

2/5 Amazon Daily Deals/ Amazon Elements Baby Wipes

I hope you enjoy today’s Amazon deals— Amazon Elements baby wipes, Disney baby earrings, Remember, Nature’s Baby chest rub, an infinity scarf, Sprout organic baby food, and Maybelline New York mascara.  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!


baby wipes

People! Are you seeing this!?!? With your Prime Pantry order, get these Amazon Elements Baby Wipes, Sensitive, Flip-Top, 480 Count for just $5.49 (was $10.99). There is a flat delivery fee of $5.99 per Prime Pantry box. These fill 18.4% of a box.

earrings

Get these Disney “Baby” Girl’s Heart Stud Earrings for little girls for just $4.82 (was $19.99). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members. They are 14KT yellow gold and come in a Disney gift box.

chest rub

Get this Nature’s Baby Organics Organic Ah-Choo! Chest Rub, Eucalyptus, 2-Ounce Jar for just $4.19 (was $6.99) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 25% off clip and save coupon. It ships for free too! You can always cancel after your first delivery.

scarf

Get this Warm Infinity Scarf Shawl One Circle Knit Cowl Loop for just $6.99 (was $35.00). Choose from Grey, Teal, Green or Pink. It ships for free for Amazon Prime members.

sprout

Get these Sprout Intermediate Organic Baby Food, Pear, Kiwi, Peas and Spinach, 4.0-Ounce (Pack of 5) for just $3.83 (was $5.89) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 20% off clip and save coupon. They ship for free too! These are $5.89 at Target.

mascara

Get this Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Falsies Flared Waterproof Mascara, Very Black 295, 0.31-fluid Ounce for just $3.55 (was $5.94) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the $1.50 off clip and save coupon. It ships for free. This is $5.99 at Walmart.


 

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 $8.25 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

2/3 Amazon LOVE/ Colgate Toothbrushes

Here comes another round of fabulous deals! Today’s Amazon daily deals include Colgate toothbrushes, a movie, adorable earrings, Hefty storage bags, and Wellbite dog treats. Remember, 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!


toothbrushes

Get this pack of Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush, Full Head, Medium, 6 Count for just $3.29 (was $5.99) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 30% off clip and save coupon. This is just barely over 50 cents per brush. That’s awesome and they ship for free too!

other woman

Get the movie The Other Woman for just $3.99 (was $29.98). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members.

hefty

Get these Hefty Slider Storage Bags, Gallon, 120 Count for just $8.99 (was $14.99) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 25% off clip and save coupon. They also ship for free.

earrings

You need this Kensie Half Moon Geo Epoxy Earrings for just $7.01 (was $12.00). They ship for free for Amazon Prime members.

dog treats

Get these Wellness Wellbites Soft Natural Dog Treats Made in the USA Only, 8-Ounce Bag for just $5.51 (was $8.48) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 20% off clip and save coupon. They ship for free also!


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 $8.25 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

2/1 Amazon Daily Deals/ Perpara EVAK Storage

Happy Monday! Today’s Amazon daily deals includes a Prepara EVAK glass food storage container, Orbit gum, crystal and gold earrings, a sailboat necklace, a toothbrush holder, and Star Wars ice cube trays. Remember, 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!


EVAK

Get this Prepara EVAK Glass Food Storage Container with Soft Touch Black Handle, Medium for just $13.41 (was $29.99). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members. This same item is $27.49 at Walmart right now.

hms

Get this Orbit Sweetmint Sugar Free Gum, 14 Piece Pack (24 Count) for just $14.38 (was $23.98) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 25% off clip and save coupon. It ships for free too!

earrings

These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. Get this Crystal-Accented Gold-Tone Drop Earrings for just $7.24 (was $60.00). They ship for free for Amazon Prime members as an add-on item.

toothbrush

With free shipping for Amazon Prime members as an add-on item, get this Popular Home The Veronica Collection Tooth Brush Holder for just $2.11 (was $24.99). This is a STEAL!

sailboat

Get this Sterling Silver Mini-Sailboat Pendant Necklace for just $9.07 (was $24.00). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members.

star wars

Get this Jollylife Silicone Ice Tray for Star Wars Lovers or Party Theme Set of 6 for just $13.49 (was $39.99). Everyone gets free 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 $8.25 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

1/29 Amazon Daily Deals/ Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper

Today’s Amazon daily deals include Scott toilet paper, a fondue fountain, a necklace, Clorox dust wipes, a retro bracelet, and Wilton candied pretzel bags. Remember, 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!


scott

Get this Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue Mega Roll, 12 Count (Pack of 4) for just $28.04 (was $34.16) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the $1.00 off clip and save coupon. You’ll get free shipping too!

necklace

Get this CC Skye The Lash Necklace for just $6.29 (was $68.00). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members as an add-on item.

PRETZEL BAGS

Get these Wilton Pretzel Party Bags, 20 count for just $3.12 (was $9.99). They ship for free for Amazon Prime members as an add-on item. These are $5.74 right now at Walmart.

bracelet

Get this Susenstone Retro Style Bracelet Bangle Charm Cuff Jewelry for just $3.16 (was $9.00). It ships for free for everyone.

dust wipes

Get these Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes, 54 Count Box (Pack of 2) for just $7.50 (was $11.54) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 20% off clip and save coupon. They ship for free too.

fondue

Get this Ovente Chocolate Fondue Fountain, Brushed Stainless Steel for just $19.67 (was $39.99). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members.


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 $8.25 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

1/27 Amazon Daily Deals/ Bubble Gun

Today’s Amazon deals include two great bracelets, Crystal Light, a bubble gun, Pure bars, a Paw Patrol stuffed animal, and Kraft Easy Mac. Remember, 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!


bubbles

The little ones will go crazy for this toy! Check out this Haktoys Bubble Gun Transparent Shooter with LED Lights, 3 x AA Batteries, and Extra Bottle for just $8.95 (was $17.99). Amazon Prime members will get free shipping.

pup

Get this Paw Patrol Plush Pup, Everest for just $5.82 (was $11.99). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members. This same toy is $9.99 right now at Target.

mac and cheese

Get this Kraft Easy Mac Original Macaroni and Cheese Dinner 18 Microwaveable Single Serve Packs for just $5.36 (was $8.94) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 25% off clip and save coupon. It ships for free too! It’s a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.

pure

Save big on this Pure Bar Organic Variety Pack, Fruit & Nut Bars 1.7-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12). Right now on Amazon it’s just $9.95 (was $17.59) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the $5.00 off clip and save coupon. They also ship for free.

bracelet

Get this Susenstone Bohemian Style Retro Cute Owl Plating Lady Bracelet for just $3.95 (was $9.00). Everyone gets free shipping.

crystal light

Get this Crystal Light On the Go Drink Mix, Variety Pack, 44 Count for just $8.08 (was $13.47) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 25% off clip and save coupon. It ships for free!

bracelets

Get this Susenstone Fashion Jewelry Rhinestone Crystal Handmade Metal Beaded Bracelets for just $3.43 (was $9.00). It ships for free for everyone.


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 $8.25 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

1/25 Amazon Daily Deals/ BODUM Electric Mixer

Welcome back to another week of great deals! Today’s Amazon deals include a BODUM stand mixer, feather rings, a glow in the dark necklace, a Tapefetti set, a Shopkins backpack set, and an Ever After High doll set. Remember, 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!


bodum

Wow!!!!! Get this BODUM Bistro Electric Stand Mixer, 4.7-Liter, Red for just $90.48 (was $550.00). It ships for free too for Amazon Prime members. This is $286.00 at Target right now. If you’re in need of an mixer, wait no longer!!!

tape

Get this Fashion Angels Tapeffiti 30 pc Caddy for just $4.35 (was $11.99). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members as an add-on item. It is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon right now.

necklace

Get this Susenstone Aqua Blue Tree Heart Glow In The Dark Pendant Necklace for just $4.32 (was $9.00). Everyone gets free shipping.

backpack

Get this Shopkins Backpack with Matching Lunchbox Set for just $15.38 (was $29.99). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members. This is $19.99 right now at Target.

rings

Get this Susenstone 2PCS Dreamcatcher Rings Feather Charm Pendant for just $3.20 (was $9.00). Everyone gets free shipping.

dolls

Get this Ever After High Ashlynn Ella & Hunter Huntsman Doll, 2-Pack for just $17.49 (was $34.99). Amazon Prime members get free shipping. This set is $28.28 right now at Walmart.


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 $8.25 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

1/22 Amazon Daily Deals/ Breast Cancer Ribbon Necklace

Happy Friday! Here’s your last set of deals for the week. Enjoy! Today’s Amazon deals include a breast cancer ribbon necklace, Special K protein shakes, Clorox bleach crystals, healthy meal prep containers, and Skylanders Superchagers character pack. Remember, 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!


breast

Get this Pearl Covered Breast Cancer Ribbon Pendant Necklace for just $9.94 (was $40.00). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members.

protein shake

Get this Special K Protein Shake, French Vanilla, 40 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for just $10.76 (was $17.94) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 25% off clip and save coupon. It ships for free also. These are $5.98 a pack at Walmart right now so you’ll be saving about $7.25.

skylanders

With free shipping for Amazon Prime members get this Skylanders Superchargers: Drivers Smash Hit Character Pack for just $5.10 (was $12.99).

bleach

Get these Clorox Control Bleach Crystals, 24 Ounce, 3 Count for just $8.11 (was $12.48) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 20% off clip and save coupon. They also ship for free! These are $4.48 each at Lowe’s right now.

containers

With free shipping for Amazon Prime members, get these Healthy Meal Prep Containers – Certified BPA-Free – Reusable, Washable, Microwavable Food Containers with Lids for just $9.77 (was $19.99). Customers are giving them great reviews!


 

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 $8.25 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

1/21 Amazon {Love}/ Pretend & Play Fishing Set

I absolutely love each and every one of today’s Amazon daily deals. They include a play fishing set, an educational game, two great pairs of earrings, chia bars, and Airborne. Remember, 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!


fishing

Look at how much money you can save with this Learning Resources Pretend & Play Fishing Set for just $14.49 (was $27.99). It ships for free for Amazon Prime members. Right now the same set is $29.99 at Sears and Toys R Us.

sneaky

Get this Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game for just $13.53 (was $21.99). Amazon Prime members will enjoy free shipping. This same item is $19.99 right now at Target and Walmart.

earrings

Get these Sparkle Bead Posted Stone Top Shiny Gold Teardrop Earrings for just $5.94 (was $28.00). They ship for free as an add-on item for Amazon Prime members. Reviewers are calling them elegant and lovely.

chia bars

Get these Healthy Warrior Chia Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter/Dark Chocolate Cherry/Coffee Variety Pack, 13.2-Ounce (Pack of 15) for just $10.52 (was $21.03) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 35% off clip and save coupon. That’s a total savings of 50% and it ships for free too!

airborne

Get this Airborne Vitamin C 1000mg Immune Support Supplement, Effervescent Formula, Orange, 30 Count for just $8.25 (was $16.49) when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month and use the 35% off clip and save coupon. Plus, it ships to you for free.

earrings2

I’m so excited to get my pair in the mail! Get these Crystal and Tortoise Linear Dangle Earrings for just $5.76 (was $36.00). They ship for free for Amazon Prime members as an add-on item.


 

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 $8.25 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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