Surprising Ways to Earn More Thomas & Friends Rewards


Now that the holidays are over, I know my wallet could use a big rest. Actually since we just moved, I'm looking to pinch pennies big time to offset all of our expenses. One of my favorite ways to get more bang for my buck is to take advantage of loyalty and rewards programs. This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox about the Thomas & Friends Rewards Program, all opinions are my own.   If you have Thomas & Friends fans in your life, you'll want to learn all about the Journey to ...

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Get Triple Rewards on Thomas & Friends Purchases!

Thomas & Friends

Hey all! It's been such a wonderful holiday season full of fun and I just know you received at least one Walmart gift card gift. It's almost a proven fact. Before we start planning for New Year,  I wanted to share a quick way to make sure you're getting rewarded for all of your Thomas & Friends purchases! If there's something I know, it's that we've all spent a lot of money this season. Who wouldn't want to get more bang for their buck? This is a sponsored post about Journey to Rewards, all ...

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Decking The Halls with Teen Sons

football ornament

The teenage years can be pretty interesting. Communication is always a thing. Like, could it be possible that adults and teens speak completely different languages?  It seems like it, I tell ya! But, there is one time of the year when we're all on the same page. That's Christmas! My son has always loved having his own decorations in his room and until now, he's just used the extras we've had. Now that he's getting older, I thought it would be fun to let him pick some of his own holiday ...

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Five Tips for Surviving Holiday Shopping

Tips for Surviving Holiday Shopping

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards. All opinions are 100% mine. The holiday shopping season is here, and I don’t know about you, but it’s super stressful for me. Between trying to find the gifts on everyone’s list, finding the time to get out there and get them, and trying to keep the budget in heck, it can be holly jolly nightmare! Never fear! You’ll only have sweet dreams after I share these five tips. You’re welcome. =D Holiday Shopping Doesn’t ...

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Hot Gift Idea: Kate Spade New York Surface Pro 3 Covers


With a family, I rarely have a lot of things on my own wishlist nowadays. But, there is one awesome thing that I am dying to get my hands on. Any guesses? If you guessed Surface Pro 3, you totally nailed it! It's been a while since I've been really and truly excited about new tech that could... dare I say, be life changing? Well, here is to hoping that I'll be able to confirm that. (Secretly hoping my hubby is reading this). I am part of the Microsoft Blogger Program and receive incentives from ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Teen Boys $10 or Less

holiday gifts for teens

I've been trying to brainstorm ideas on what to get my son this year. This is officially the most challenging year to shop for him, I must admit. He has a computer, smartphone and even a game system. That really minimizes the typical things that I've kept my eye on. Hopefully this list of inexpensive gifts that I put together will help you too. If it's this much of a challenge just figuring out what to get my own kid, it's even more difficult to try to figure out what to get other teen boys on ...

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Hot Gifts: Holiday Doorbusters at Kmart

black friday deals

Do you like to get a bulk of your holiday shopping done early? I totally do! I love getting a big chunk of it done before December hits and then I just grab all the extras casually as the holiday approaches. Of course, never fail, there is always something that I forgot to buy and have to run out in the last minute. But, for the most part, my no-plan plan works out nicely. This is a sponsored discussion as part of the Kmart Ambassador program, all opinions are my own. The main reason I get a ...

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Budgeting Big Ticket Gifts for the Holidays #KmartLayaway (Giveaway)


I know people, it's only September. Don't yell at me quite yet. Sure, we haven't even hit Halloween. Well, honestly a friend on Facebook just spotted a Valentine's Day display this week while she was out shopping. Seriously. So, needless to say, I don't feel bad about bringing up holiday shopping so early.  Anyway, you know that at the rate time flies that this is a good thing. I promise. By getting a head start on holiday shopping you can surely save yourself a big headache down the road.  Make ...

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Safe Shopping: 5 Steps to Take

safe shopping

I'm a huge online shopper. Seriously can't get enough. I've even ordered my groceries and had them delivered. It's the ultimate way to free up some precious time, I tell ya. But, even when I'm actually out and about shopping in-store, I'm still accessing that coupon on a mobile phone or swiping that trusty debit card. Running out for that morning caffeine buzz at the local coffee shop. Swipe... and maybe a latte in the afternoon. Swipe.  Quickly checking an email here, logging into our back to ...

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Back to School in Pink for $20 or Less: Hot Picks from #NordstromRack

Back to School in Pink for $20 or less

Are you back to schooled out yet? If you're like me, your wallet could use a little break! Whether your shopping for your kiddos still or want to splurge on an outfit for yourself, I've found some sweet finds today. The best part is that I've rounded up some sweet gear for under $20 each! This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Rack, all opinions are my own. At you can score amazing deals on name brand clothes. Matter of fact, you can save up to 70%! Intrigued? Back to School in ...

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Sears is my Go-To Store: 8 Tips for Stress Free Back to School Shopping

Must have styles for teen boys for back to school 2014

Heading back to school is chaotic. It's kind of a big deal. It pretty much starts with changing your entire schedule around. Then, the kids. The young ones grow so fast! The older ones might be headed off to college, which adds on another layer of the crazies. It's definitely a must for me to find that go-to place to do all of my back to school shopping! That's why I'm excited that Sears is my trusted partner this back-to-school season. This is a sponsored post,  all opinions are my own. 8 ...

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