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Friday Freebies – Woot Woot!

Hello Folks TGIF and who doesn’t like freebies?  I updated the list and found a free 8 X 10 photo for you and free Wingstop!  (scroll down for the info!) Have a great and free weekend!

The National Parks

The National Parks are doing this cool @Everykidinapark event  If you are a family with a 4th grader you can gain access to a National park for an entire year.  Click HERE for the details! 

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Free Wendy’s Food! 

For a limited time download the free Wendy’s App and receive a coupon for according to their site;
This deal is daily. Get a free Dave’s Single with any purchase on any day. Fries on Monday? Free Dave’s Single. Small drink on Tuesday? Free Dave’s Single. Frosty® on Wednesday? Whatevs. FREE DAVE’S SINGLE! It’s the offer that keeps offering. Available only in Wendy’s app.

 

Friday Freebies

 

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is offering a FREE Donut when you download their App and become a member of their “Sweet and Simple rewards ” PS.  Their Pumpkin Spice donuts are back! 

Friday Freebies

 

Dairy Queen

When you download the Dairy Queen App You get a promo for a FREE SMALL BLIZZARD …PS It’s Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Time, The best time of the Year if you ask me!

Friday Freebies

Sonic

According to their site;

“Who doesn’t love a reward? For starters, enjoy a free Medium Slush or Drink when you download the app!**”

Friday Freebies

Raising Canes

Get a FREE Box Combo just for signing up for their ” Rewards Cainiac Club!” HERE

Friday Freebies

Whataburger

This is a double Freebie…When I was there last week, I noticed on our receipt that if I filled out a survey I would receive a code for a future FREE Whataburger with purchase of Fries and Drink Woot Woot.  Also When looking for graphics for this post this morning I came across this on their site (below) They are launching an app, download it here and you can earn rewards for free Grub! 

Online ordering at Whataburger will let you customize and save your favorite orders – not to mention save you time.

WHY:   Order conveniently and securely any time. And earn free food after five visits (We’ll keep track!) 

 

Baskin Robbins

According to the Baskin Robbins website

Get a free regular scoop when you download our app and sign up for mobile deals. Terms & Conditions apply.*

Friday Freebies

Wingstop

When you sign up to Wingstop’s Reward club you will receive a coupon for a FREE order of fries just for signing up and on your Birthday a surprise will show up in your email. Woot woot, who doesn’t like email freebies?

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Walgreens

Say Cheese!

Free 8 X 10 Photo Enlargement thru October 13th!  That would make an awesome Christmas gift for Grandma or Grandpa!

According to their site;

FREE 8×10 Enlargement

Must use code 8X10FALL to receive 1 free 8×10 print (approximate retail value $3.99) through Walgreens.com/photo online. Code must be entered at time of online checkout to apply discount. Offer not valid in store or mobile app. Limited to one 8×10 single-image print per household, per account. Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. CT on October 13, 2018. Cart must include your print at time of online checkout to apply discount. Up to three coupons can be used in one cart if no overlapping products exist in the offers being applied. Void if transferred, reproduced or copied and where prohibited by law. Discount does not apply to previous purchases, taxes or shipping charges. Offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Check in every Friday for New Friday Freebies!…and check out more Deals HERE! 

Awesome Deals on Zulily Today!

There are so many Awesome Deals on Zulily today!  Brands like Vince Camuto, Melissa and Doug, and Bebe just to name a few up to 75% off!

I was able to find these Vince Camuto (ps one of my favorite brands) shoes reg price $110 for $49! 

Awesome Deals Today

Check out all of the Awesome Zulily Deals HERE…

And more ” Simply” deals HERE>…

Spooktacular Halloween Finds!

With Halloween around the corner, it’s hard not to get in the mood and drown your house in orange and black.  Myself preferring more of a harvest theme, but it seems like every year I eventually give up to the kids pleading and end up going with witches and ghosts as centerpieces.  But with these cute spooktacular Halloween finds, maybe there will be some compromising this year!

All of these adorable and spooky finds are budget friendly of course! From costumes to tees,  to cute home decor Jane.com has a little something for everyone!  I picked a few “boo-tiful” home goods and accessories that will get you in the mood to celebrate with your favorite trick o’ treaters.

Ps.  The Personalized Trick or Treat Bags are my favorite, what is your fav?

Spooktacular Halloween Finds…

Daily Boutique Deals

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Thrifty Thursday~ My Thrift Store Haul this Week

How I Scored $345 Worth of Designer Duds for ONLY $85!

Heading out to my thrift store haul this week, I had one agenda…ME! One hour later mission accomplished as I walked out of my local Uptown Cheapskate thrift store with $40 worth of designer duds for yours truly for only $85!

I had set out to grab some fall wardrobe essentials for myself.  My closet in desperate need of some refreshing as we switch seasons.  So off to Uptown Cheapskate thrift store (or resale store as they prefer to be called) I went.  I don’t often venture that way unless it’s the time of the year to clean out closets.  Where I take a bounty with me to trade in or I’m on a specific mission like I was that day.  But, I needed trendier, closet goodies that I knew they would have versus other thrift stores in the area.

It’s hit or miss at Uptown Cheapskate, I sometimes hit the jackpot and sometimes wah wah, goose egg. But yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised I walked out of there with $340 Worth of Designer Duds for only $85!

Here is a breakdown of my goodies!

Forever 21 Blouse Retail $15.90 Paid $9.99
Hollister Jeans  Retail $29 Pail $13.99
H&M Blouse Retail $24 Paid $9.99
Express Blouse Retail $29 Paid $14.99
Seven7 for All Mankind Jeans (my fav jeans) Retail $99 Paid $22
Talbots Blazer Retail $149 Paid ONLY $14.99!  -Woot Woot

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Have you ventured into your local resale or thrift store lately, if so what was your greatest score?Send me a pic.. I’d love to know in comments and feature on facebook!

For more thrift store scores Click HERE…

 

 

So Many Amazing Sales Today on Zulily!

There are too many amazing sales today on Zulily.com to be able to mention them all!   Brand names like Philosophy, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Vera Bradley just to name a few at amazing savings up to 60% off!

I found this Acorn Studded Abbey Leather Backpack from Michael kors regular price $398 marked down to $289 and they take payments (hint hubby)

 Amazing Sales Today on Zulily

Or this Falling Flowers Iconic Deluxe Campus Backpack & RFID Turn-Lock Wallet by Vera Bradley Originally $182 today $79 Amazing Sales Today on Zulily

There are so many deals to be had by so many more brands! Check out the entire site HERE…

 

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Tuesday Thoughts- Daily Deals, Game Day Recipes & More!

Today I have Camping deals, Game Day Recipes for ya’! When researching today’s dates and topics,  my choices were National Lobster Day or National Voter Registration Day…Ummm?  Ok, so my only Tuesday thought today are…National Voter Registration Day

Be on the lookout today for a NEW Beauty Product review! And in case you missed yesterday’s money saving post you can catch up HERE! 

Daily Recipes

It’s Fall ya’ll and that means Football Season, Here are 8 game day app recipes for ya’! 

Game Day Recipes

 

Daily Deals

Here are just a few of Today’s Daily Deals and a few I thought looked interesting.  Follow along on facebook for more deals posted throughout the day!


 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Creative Ways to Save Money on Homecoming!

Homecoming season is upon us, and it seems like every time I turn around I’m being told something needs to be purchased, rented or ordered for “Hoco” as it’s referred to now.  Homecoming these days can easily skyrocket into the hundred’s of dollars if you let it. I know this after experiencing the money drain twice  now, once with a son and one with my daughter.  After learning some valuable lessons, I have come up with 13 creative but  cool ways to save some money on homecoming!

How To Save Money on Homecoming

Save on Hair and Make-up

Glam Expenses can pile up! Here are a few ways to save some money on those hefty charges

  1. DIY your hair and make-up, by hosting your own in home Spa Day.  Last year I hosted 6 goofing and giggling girls who had a blast getting ready together.  They did each other’s hair and make-up and spent the entire afternoon together making memories.   Be “extra” and head to your local Marshalls or Tjmaxx and find some luxury face masks for all of the girls to indulge in for pennies on the dollar!
  2. Make-up- Video Tutorials!  Teen girls these days spend vast amounts of time watching these things.  I at times have found myself mesmerized by these time-lapsed addictive clips.  Just go onto youtube or pinterest and search homecoming or prom make-up and find a look you like and voila, easy peasy!  EXTRA HINT- Invest in some false eyelashes, like Ardell (my personal favorite) they will immediately glam up any look in seconds.
I found these on sale for $1 Reg $5.99!

 

Clothing-Look Smashing without Breaking the Bank

Here are three ways to look amazing on your special night without having to eat bologna sandwiches for a month!

  1. Scour the internet for dress for deals ( no-brainer)   This year I found not one but TWO dresses for my daughter online at Dillards in their clearance department.  Beware though there is a “no returns” policy on final clearance, but the deal was too good to pass up.  We now have her homecoming and her graduation dress both for $75 shipped.  They would have normally been over $300!
  2. If you don’t feel like taking the plunge or know that you’re daughter will never have the occasion to wear a formal dress again, try renting a dress.  There are several options out there for you. “Rent the Runway” is just one of the many online shops to do so.  (Honest Engine disclaimer-I have never ordered from Rent the Runway so I cannot speak for their quality)
  3. Be Thrifty!– Upscale Thrift Stores,  both Brick and Mortar and Online such as Uptown Cheapskate and Poshmark are great resources for formal dresses.

Say Cheese

Take your own Photos- You don’t have to be Annie Leibovitz or have a fancy camera to take good pics these days.  Many of today’s newer phones have just as many mp’s (megapixels) as the professional cameras.  Here are three tips for taking great tips of your teen!

  1. The Great Outdoors- Go outside and avoid shadows.  Overcast lighting is ideal, but Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor.  When outdoors always have the sun behind the photographer.
  2. If you have a newer phone, put that baby in portrait mode, tap to put the focus on the subjects face, and ALWAYS use the flash even if you think you don’t need it. That will help fill the shadows, that you don’t see now, but will show up later in the pics.
  3. Have an assistant help you to tell jokes, distract the subjects. Anything that will make the photos look natural, candid and not posed.  The photos that are of your kiddos goosing and giggling are infinitely better than those where your kiddos is posed and bent into ridiculously unnatural stances. P.S Use Burst to catch every second, you will find gems in that camera roll, I promise! 

For the Guys

Those Tux’s can get expensive, I know my son’s tux rental price tag was ridiculous. He’s still recovering from the embarrassing situation when I almost spit out my drink when the store employee informed me of the forthcoming tux rental total.  But, when I was there I saw teen after teen come in with a voucher for $$$ off their tux. I inquired a little too late,  lesson learned.  Here are the deets on this awesome money saving program from The Mens Wearhouse, so you can save;

Get Crafty!

Make your own Homecoming Mum!~Get the scissors and glue gun out and get crafty to save some money!  Here in Texas the mum game can get a little insane “Go big or go home,” being the anthem heard around campus’. So it’s no surprise that mums can go into the hundred of dollar range.  But all you have to do is google “homecoming mum diy” or check out pinterest HERE and you will hit the jackpot of mum instructional videos.

Another great resource for mums and do good at the same time is to purchase your mum at your school.  Our high school’s Parent Teacher Association makes and sells them.  The mum’s are a fraction of what you would pay at a mum retailer and proceeds go towards making your school a better learning environment, It’s a win-win!

Get a Lyft

Why stress out over the driving situation, and why spend the extra bucks on a limo or a party bus, when you can easily get a lyft?  Which btw, Party busses are now banned at some schools, for obvious reasons. A lyft is a safe alternative to your teen having to navigate a tenuous night as it is.  This is one less decision, they have to make.  And one less thing you have to stress out about.  You know that your teen not depending on another teen for a ride, or having to drive home after possibly having a drink (let’s keep it real folks.)

Chowing Down on the Cheap

Three different options for saving money on grub for homecoming are;

  1. Use your local savings program such as Groupon, or an Entertainment Book (tons of Restaurant Options)  to find dining deals near you.
  2. Host a “Fancy Potluck” dinner- if your teen is going with a group of other teens. Have each parent be responsible for a dish and pull out your best china.  The kids will love it, and how hard is it really to throw together a Ceasar salad or Buy Roasted Chicken’s from Sam’s Club and toss them on a serving tray (no one needs to know- think smarter not harder)
  3. Parents are usually the one’s in charge of making the reservations, at least in our group another mom and I have, so make them early.  When they have happy hour specials and take advantage of them.

No matter how much money you do or don’t end up spending at homecoming, remember your kiddos only get to do this a couple of times in their lives.  This stage in their life is fleeting, and pretty soon their lives will be encumbered with adult responsibilities, bills and other not fun stuff.  Try not to penny pinch the fun out of it 😉

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#Monday Mood- Daily Deals, Recipes & More!

Good Monday Morning Everyone!  My Monday Mood as of right now=Slightly motivated from a half cup of coffee, how about you? Monday Mood

 

We had a ton of yard work to get done, so I got to play in the dirt all weekend.  Something I love to do.  Ironic, I know.  My life is a bundle of little things like that. I am beauty obsessed but I can drive a John Deere, I compulsively clean but the work on my desk can pile up like a stockbroker with A.D.H.D, my life complicated like that, is yours?  Ps..That’s how I came up with the name Simply Complicated in case you were wondering.

Monday Mood
Sorry for the Blur, I was moving!

Catch Up

Here is Friday’s Freebies Post in Case you missed it!

 

Daily Recipes

I don’t know about you but fall has me in the baking mood, yes I said it!  I actually baked last week. (I’m posting the awesome cookie recipe I baked this week fyi) in the meantime this is the recipe I stumbled upon that’s next on deck for snickerdoodles! 

Monday Mood

 

Daily Deals

Here are just a few of Today’s Daily Deals and a few I thought looked interesting.  Follow along on facebook for more deals posted throughout the day!

 

 

Check out more deals HERE

 

 

 

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