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The Prairie Eco-Thrifter Giveaway Extravaganza: 2nd Anniversary with an iPad 3 and over $200 Cash To Be Won Plus a Bonus Prize

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I am still in shock. I cannot believe I started this blog just over two years ago. I started this site as a way of meeting some new people and having some interesting conversations and it has transformed into something much more than that.

Rite Aid: New Allergy Coupon Book – Over $33 In Savings

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Keep an eye out for the new Rite Aid Allergy Coupon Book , which contains over $33 in savings. All coupons are '49' which means they can be stacked with manufacturers coupons, and they expire on 6/15/12. The following coupons are in this book: $1/1 Any Breathe Right Nasal Strips.

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Petco: FREE Can of Wellness Cat Food

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If you’re a Petco Pet Pals member, you can print this coupon for a FREE can of cubed, sliced, or minced Wellness cat food. Coupon is valid through 6/30/12. You must be a member of Petco Pet Pals to use this coupon. It is free to sign-up.

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Slow Cooker Potato and Ham Soup Recipe

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Slow Cooker Potato and Ham Soup Recipe. This is one of my favorite soups – probably because it is just so simple, but everyone loves it and it is a perfect “fix it and forget it” recipe.

Reasons I Love Disney – Short Lines!!

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My hubby and I had one of the best days we’ve ever had at Magic Kingdom yesterday. The crowds were higher than what we’re used to (we usually go the week before Thanksgiving and feel like we have the whole place to ourselves). That said, we never waited more than 15 minutes for ANY ride.

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4 Great iPhone Apps For Losing Weight

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Despite living in an era where new, groundbreaking technologies are being developed on a weekly level, we haven’t been able to win the war on obesity just yet. Many people have a weight problem and this problem seems to be even more pronounced amongst the high-tech gadget enthusiasts.

10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

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Many people have the false belief that organic foods are a luxury that only a select few can afford. This notion is simply not true. While organic foods are more expensive than non-organic foods, they can be more affordable than you might realize.

Yakezie Carnival – Credit Cards Edition

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Yakezie carnival. Since there seems to be so much in the news lately about credit cards- the good ones, the bad ones, the ugly ones, the fee free ones, the reward ones, the secured ones, etc. I figured I would talk about credit cards as today’s theme.

Christmas Reward – iPad 3 Giveaway

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How better to finish off Christmas than by winning an iPad 3. I mean, who doesn’t want this handy little device?! This month, I have teamed up with a group of amazing blogging friends to give you a chance to win one, saving you having to spend a single penny.

BOGO FREE Nuk Coupon on Facebook

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Head on over to the Nuk-USA Facebook Page and register to get a BOGO FREE Nuk Coupon ! You must first "Like" their page to get this coupon. Stock up on new NUK, Freshfoods, and Gerber Graduates feeding products with this buy one, get one free offer. More for mom, more for baby!

Hobbit-Themed Christmas Gift Ideas: Collector’s Book, LOTR Movies, Hobbit Lego Sets, and More!

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For all your fellow Tolkien fans out there, I’m sure you know about the release of The Hobbit movie this past week. Personally, I was at the midnight premier. In conjunction with the movie premier, Amazon has some great deals on Hobbit-themed gifts right now.

DIY Hard Lotion Bars

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I have such dry skin – and the cold winter doesn’t help. Unfortunately, I have passed this trait onto my kids, who all have extremely dry skin, too. In my effort to try to find a moisturizer that would work for all of us, and not be filled with chemicals, I came across hard lotion bars.

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Be Our Guest Reastaurant At Disney | Review & Update!

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I’ve had several people ask me how I was able to get reservations at Be Our Guest, so I wanted to make sure all of you know that it is a QUICK service for lunch! You do not need reservations ! My husband and I walked up at 11:30 and waited about 15 minutes to order.

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Carnival of Personal Finance #384 – Time for a Laugh Edition

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance. If any of you have seen me host carnivals before you know that I like to add in some funny clips about personal finance for your enjoyment.

12/11 Pinterest Pin of the Week: Unusual Christmas Trees!

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This week I gathered a few pins to show the unique and different ways that people create their Christmas trees. These are mostly just pictures with no real instructions, but I think you could figure them out if you wanted to make one.

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Best of Money – Price is Right Edition

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Here it comes, television’s longest running game show, filled with tips and fabulous prizes, anyone can win, the Best of Money Carnival – Price is Right Edition! Today we are calling “blog reader” to come on down to contestant’s row.

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Psychological Tips for Successful Stock Investing

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These psyc tips are from an investment book first published in the early 1960′s “ Build a Fortune in the Stock Market” by David L. Markstein. I thought it would be fun to take a peek back and see if they are still applicable in the 21st century! Don’t Rely On Your Memory.

Five Home Renovation Savings Tips

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Home renovations are a necessary process when you own your home. Sooner or later you will want or need to remodel your bathroom or your kitchen or perhaps finish off that basement.

Mr. Food: The Everything Easter eCookbook

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Need some recipe ideas that would be great for Easter? Well, Mr. Food has The Everything Easter eCookbook: 34 Easy Easter Recipes for FREE.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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It's uncanny how much cooked spaghetti squash looks like pasta. What's even more uncanny is that my kids didn't question that it wasn't pasta. When they asked, "what's for dinner", I honestly said, "spaghetti squash." They didn't even flinch; they just gobbled it up like they do when they eat pasta.

CVS Sneak Peak for Sunday (2/12)

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Thanks to Barbara at Clipper Girl's Saving Spot for these great upcoming deals at CVS starting Sunday. Looks like it's going to be a slow week. Don’t forget to check out the Saving In Akron coupon database for more coupons. Speed Stick, Irish Spring Or Soft Soap Products.

Walmart Coupon Matchups and Deals 12/13

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If you need help with abbreviations, please reference this post: Couponing Terms & Abbreviations. Remember that Walmart prices will vary from store to store. The prices for these items may be slightly higher or lower at your store.

Beats by Dre Headphones on Sale with FREE Shipping

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A popular item this year are Beats by Dre Headphones and deals on these are very rare. Although today, you can save 12% on your selection of Beats by Dre Headphones including On-Ear and In-Ear types. You will also receive FREE Shipping on your entire order.

Disney College Program Bucket List – September Update

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Hey y’all! So, I’ve only been at Walt Disney World for a month and I have already got so many things done off my bucket list! Here they are: 1.

Hot Groupon Deal: Stainless Steel Nine-Piece Cookware Set – Online Deal!

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Here is today's HOT national Groupon deal: $99 for A Provence Plus or Casa Nine-Piece Cookware Set (Up To 76% Off) ! Machine-washable stainless steel pots & pans equipped with TransTherm aluminum bases compatible with all stovetops.

Coupon Preview Week of 2/12/12

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There will be two inserts in this Sunday's paper: a SmartSource and a Red Plum. Remember, actual coupons and coupon amounts vary by region so inserts will differ based upon your market or region.

How to Save Money on Food Costs

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You may not realize it, but many dollars are thrown out with the trash. This constitutes food that you buy but don’t consume. If your finances are tight and you already have several credit cards with high balances, it is time to change your shopping behavior to save as much as possible.

Ethical Investing and Shareholder Rights – What You Should Know

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Ethical investing is a broad topic that touches on several areas. Much of the attention seems to be on which types of companies that are okay to own.

Sustainable Gift Giving this Holiday Season

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Now that the holiday season is underway, it’s probably a little difficult to scale back the consumerism. However, it is possible to have a greener Christmas, as well as find gifts that are a little more eco-friendly.

Coupon Preview Week of 4/29/12

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There will be four inserts in this Sunday’s paper: a SmartSource , a Red Plum, a P&G, and a Pepsi Moments. Remember, actual coupons and coupon amounts vary by region so inserts will differ based upon your market or region.

BJ’s May Member Savings Matchups

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Below are the match-ups for BJ's May Member Savings. Remember, prices may vary by region so your store may be slightly different. Thanks to Frugal Jacksonville Mom. Buy one Finish Powerball Tabs, 90 ct. (+30 30 bonus tabs) @ $13.99. Buy one Jet-Dry, 27.5 oz. @ $9.99.

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Mamasource: Just in Time for Camp – 50% off Mabel’s Labels

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Just in time to get for Summer camp, Mamasource is offering 50% off Mabel's Labels. Pay just $15 for $30 Worth of Labels ! These are personalized labels and tags that you can use to keep track of your kids’ clothes, supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes and more.

6pm.com 12/12/12 Sale: Shoes and Accessories for $12 Shipped!

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Today only (12/12/12), 6pm.com is having a huge $12 sale ! There are over 5,000 items to choose from: clothing, accessories, bags, shoes, and much more. They are priced at $12, $24, or $48. All orders have FREE shipping. There are some seriously awesome deals in the $12 section.

Razor A Kick Scooter $19.99 Shipped!

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Right now you can get this Razor A Kick Scooter for just $19.99. It comes in various colors and is now 56% off. It will also ship FREE with a $25 purchase or Amazon Prime. Features: Original kick scooter made of sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum with pink highlights.