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You’ve just been “BOO-ed” by BuyCostumes! The latest chain reaction game sweeping this Halloween season has just hit your screen with a super discount – 20% off EVERYTHING at BuyCostumes when you use coupon code: AFCBOO20!

Now for the fun part… you get to go “BOO” your friends! Take this BuyCostumes offer and share it on their Facebook pages, pin it alongside their favorite Halloween pics, insert it into their Instagram feed, spread this “boo-tiful” offer everywhere!

Don’t wait to share this offer – it expires 10/23. We wouldn’t want you and yourfriends to miss out on the spooktacular savings!

7 Tricks to Dress Up Your Lawn for Less this Halloween

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Over the weekend I came across several homes in my area that were already dressed up for Halloween and thought to myself, it’s only September! Perhaps stores lured my fellow neighbors into getting an early start when they began promoting costumes and decorations in August. In fact, retailers seem to push Halloween merchandise earlier every year. Why? Because the longer such items are on display, the more opportunities they have at driving sales. This is clearly working as various surveys show consumer spending on Halloween is expected to be up this year, with over $2 billion going to decor alone.

Before you get wrapped up in the festivities, consider these seven simple tricks to save on Halloween decor and beware of your spending!

1. Pillage Your Storage Closet Old sheets, blankets and fabric scraps go a long way when it comes to Halloween decor. A white sheet draped from the branches of your front yard tree makes for the perfect ghost while a chair with a sheet covering it instantly creates a feeling of abandonment, especially when you attach a few plastic spiders here and there.

2. Hunt for Online Deals With Halloween still a few weeks away, now is the time to start researching decor online. Pinterest is a great place to save your favorite items, since it will send you an email when the item drops in price. When you’re ready to click “purchase,” search for Halloween coupon codes from sites like, where you can find such deals as free shipping on all Halloween items from Home Depot.

3. Haunt the Dollar Store From hanging skeletons to door covers to severed limbs, the dollar store is the place for all things cheap Halloween. They even have these creepy bloody gel stickers that are sure to send the kiddos screaming. Head to your local dollar store soon to take advantage of inventory levels, and also pick up some cheap costume accessories and party supplies while you’re there.

4. Go Crazy with Creativity Halloween is one of the few holidays where heavily beaten, soiled and otherwise used items are perfectly appropriate in their wretched state. A broken-down chair, rusty watering can and blown-out sneakers can all be used in outdoor displays. You can also repurpose tomato cages into ghosts, empty milk jugs into festive lights, and toilet paper rolls into eyes for your shrubbery.

5. Repeat the Nightmare The best use of your Halloween decor dollars goes towards items you can reuse. That flimsy spiderweb fluff is not that easy to put up, super irritating to remove and is very rarely reusable. Cheesecloth, on the other hand, makes for a much more durable spiderweb and can also lend a fleeting, flyaway look to any decor item. Case in point, these haunting cheesecloth spirits by Martha Stewart. Keep this in mind when browsing decor options.

6. Prey on Your Neighbors End-of-season garage sales represent last-ditch efforts to rid your home of clutter before the cold sets in. Now is a great time to pick up gently-used Halloween costumes, accessories and decor from your neighbors. Look beyond the specific Halloween theme to things like flannel shirts and ripped jeans to create scarecrow. You can even pick up mismatched candle holders from each sale you visit, then spray paint them all black for a unified, chic display.

7. Buy Too Late You can often find discounts on decor beginning a few days before Halloween as stores look to push the last of their goods before they become obsolete. However, the very best time to snag outdoor decor deals is the day after Halloween, when retailers are eager to replace their holiday inventory with all things red and green. Every year, I pick up a couple of new decor items at over 70-percent off this way. Though inventory is typically limited, I can still find a respectable selection of fun and spooky decor, like skeleton heads and ghosts to hang from my tree.

Thanks for these great tips Andrea @ follower her on twitter for more tips

Today’s HOT Printable Coupons

$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Grabbers™

$2.00 off Pampers Cruisers Diapers and Wipes

$1.50 off ONE Pampers Easy Ups Trainers

$2.00 off Pampers Swaddlers Diapers and Wipes

$1.00 off any Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon
$3.00 off any 2 participating Excedrin products

$1.00 off (1) Minute Maid Pure Squeezed bottle

$1.25 off any ONE Hefty Tall Kitchen Trash Bags

$1.00 off one (1) Jose Ole Snack
$0.75 off 1 Georgia Pacific Copy & Printer

$1.50 off Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kit

$1.00 off 5 Martha White Baking Mixes

$1.00 off Hillshire Farm Rope Sausage and Links

$1.00 off any ONE (1) all Laundry Detergent

$1.00 off any 1 Kellogg’s Breakfast To Go™ Shakes
$1.50 off one Ball Park Flame Grilled Beef Patties
Buy 1 9Lives Dry Cat Food get 2 free
$2.00 off TWO DayQuil, NyQuil or Severe

$0.75 off ONE DayQuil, NyQuil or Severe Product

$2.00 off a FoodSaver Heat-Seal Bag or Roll

$1.00 off ONE Tide Detergent 40oz or larger

$1.00 off (2) packages of Reynolds Baking Cups

$4.00 off Maybelline Dream Wonder™ Foundation

$2.00 off ONE Pantene Expert Collection product

$1.00 off ONE Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner

$2.00 off TWO Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners

$1.00 off ONE Pantene Styling Product

$2.00 off Pantene Expert Hair Regrowth

$0.50 off ONE Crest Pro-Health Stages

$0.50 off ONE Crest Kids Oral-B Manual

$0.50 off ONE Oral-B Glide Floss or Floss Picks

$1.00 off any Colgate Total Toothpaste

$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand containers

$0.25 off Vanity Fair Napkin or Guest Hand

Have a Safer Halloween with the Life360 app


I have kids of all ages…. and I can attest that watching them spread their wings and taking one more step towards independence is frightening and rewarding all at the same time. We now live in an equally conflicting time…. in some ways the world is harsher and a bit more scary but on the other hand we have tools and knowledge to help us out and make life a bit easier than ever before.

One of those tools is Life360, have you heard of Life360? If you haven’t, you may want to check it out…. 43.5million users are on board! Life360 will help you give your kids a little bit of that freedom without having to have that constant rock in the pit of your stomach.

This year I will be allowing my kids to go trick or treating alone for the first time, a huge reason to help me with this decision is Life360 an app that can be downloaded to yours and your child’s phone (both parties must accept invite for security purposes) with that app you will be able to have peace of mind knowing in “real” time where your children are at all times…. no more texting or calling only to have their phone on silent or in their pocket giving you no response and leading to your worst imagination running wild. Now you can simply view your family members on a map, communicate with them, and receive alerts when your loved ones arrive at home, school or work.


This is going to be a great app for not only Halloween but other events my kids will be attending over the next few months. They will be able to give me a quick “checking in” update with the push of a button or I can take quick peak to see if they are on their way home from the game or work, all without an annoying call or text that can get them in trouble.


These are just a few of the key features:

• Find family & friend locations on a private Map
• Know when your family is safe or needs help
• Chat one-on-one or with everyone within each of your Circles
• Get alerted when a Circle member reaches a destination
• Track a stolen or lost phone

Make sure you search and download the Life360 app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone all for  FREE!!

Life360 is having a fun Instagram contest going on right now….. if you share your costume photos, to @Life360app on instagram and tag it with #Scare360, you will be randomly entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

5 Ways to Save More Money At Albertsons – Final Days of Albertson #stockupsale

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Albertson’s is one of the easiest places to save money if you know these insider tips. There are so many sales going on (like the current #stockupsale) at this store that each week, you will soon make Albertson’s your first stop. Here are 5 ways to save at Albertsons that will keep you coming back.

1. Watch for BOGOs. Albertsons is known for their great BOGO sales on a regular basis and some of them are not just sales that come and go. For instance, I always stock up on their fresh pre-seasoned meats. They are not BOGO, but they are even better; buy one get TWO free! This sale has been there for a long time and from what I have been told, it isn’t going away for a while. You can get steaks for your whole family for less than $10 in most cases!

2. Check out the discount racks at the back of the store. You will find anything from cleaners to pantry staples here and they are usually at least 50% off.

3. Save big with Albertsons brands. There are coupons for them in the Sunday paper on a regular basis.

4. Make sure to stack coupons. Albertsons offer store coupons and if you have manufacturer’s coupons as well, you are allowed to stack them to save even more on your favorite products!

5. Continue to use your card even though there are card free savings. Many Albertsons still offer fuel points even though they do not require the card for savings anymore. You can still save money at the pump by swiping your card for points. Make sure you ask the cashier to swipe it and make sure you get your points.

These are the final days of Albertson’s Stock Up Sale and I remind you to get a few things…

Chicken for $1.69lb
Canned Chicken of the Sea Albacore Tuna $.88
Store Brand 6 CT paper Towels for $2.99
Pantene Shampoo for $.49 each

as well as other TOP items to stock up on!!


Do you have a tip for saving more money at Albertsons? I would love to hear it!

Capture The Action With the NEW GoPro At Best Buy #GoProatBestBuy

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

It is that time of year again, time to start keeping your eyes and hears open for the Holidays. Just because the Summer and travel season are over, that doesn’t mean the fun and action has come to a stop…. for some people it is just beginning. The Winter offers a whole new playland of sports and adventures that you will want to capture and share…even when you are playing solo. GoPro offers you hands free recording and gets ALL the angles and excitement you want.


GoPro is an excellent gift for kids, teens and Adults. I had one of the original GoPro cameras a few years ago and we have used it often! My boys used it during their baseball season to help improve their skill, while doing skateboard tricks to share with friends on youtube and facebook…. and during our latest family trip to Disneyland to capture the memories.


Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories for attaching your GoPro to your desired item. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.



       GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

·         GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

·         GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates

With people more and more people wanting to capture and share their adventures or being able to actually prove that they had that “big one” that got away. GoPro is the perfect gadget for rain, snow, water and intense action.


Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person

HOT Buys This Week At Albertson’s -stockupsale

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Disclosure: I have been hired by Albertson’s to share some of the great deals going on this week – all opinions are my own.

Another great find during the #stockupsale this week at Albertson’ Libby’s canned vegetables…. These are on my list of the top 10 best things to stock up on


Libby’s Canned Vegetables $.69 (limit 6)

Use $1/4  Libby’s Canned Vegetables printable  or in 8/24 RP

=$.44 each after  coupon

Make sure you also take advantage of the Cereal deal going on as well..

Select General Mills cereals are on sale for $1.99 – when you pair them with one of the coupons below that will make for a pretty sweet deal!
$0.75 off any one box Cocoa Puffs cereal

$0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal

$0.50 off ONE BOX Lucky Charms cereal



Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – ONLY $7.86 with Amazon pre-order



I know that this is going to be a must in my house, the kids have watched all the movies and read all the books!!!!! We are all waiting on pins and needles for the new book.

Make sure you are one of the first to receive Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul for the low low price of $7.86 (reg $13.95)

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25 HOT Freebies – 10/9

hot freebies

Sesame Street Fire Safety Station Coloring Book (Download)

Fiora Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Kit

Pantene Smooth and Sleek Sample (50,000 available)

One Day Crochet: Afghan Projects you can Finish Quickly and Easily: (crochet, crochet patterns, corchet patterns for kids, crochet patterns for kids, corchet patterns for beginners)by Salma T. Jamona

Simple Thai Cooking: Everyday, Healthy, Quick And Easy Thai Food Recipes For Cooking At Home.: Learn How To Cook Real Authentic Thai Dishes In This Cookbook … Thailand (Duen’s Thai Cooking School) by Duen Na Korat

Grandma’s Best Chocolate Recipes (Grandma’s Best Recipes Book 1) by Marg Rutten

Keep Calm and Bake On Printable

Baking in Your Skillet: A Collection of Skillet Recipes

Halloween Food (Instructables Halloween Book 3) (Instructables Halloween Book 3)

Lipton Tea Recipe Book

Lily Lemon Blossom Welcome to Lily’s Room by Barbara Miller

Let’s Play Ball by Linda Gould *

ems from Warren Buffett – Wit and Wisdom from 34 Years of Letters to Shareholders by Mark Gavagan

Escada Joyful Sample

I’ll Love You Forever Printable (Scroll Down for Printable)

Fall Wordsearch

Fall Door Hangers

Martha Stewart Pumpkin Carving Template

 Thank you Savings Lifestyle for some of these tips

Personalized Treat Pails at BuyCostumes – Only $9.99

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There is still time to order your personalized items just in time for Halloween! Send your little trick-or-treaters out on a candy hunt this Halloween with a personalized treat pail from BuyCostumes.

Right now, they’re on sale for only $9.99… or pair up the treat pail with a 15% off coupon code (use coupon code AFCBC151) and make it only $8.49!
Each treat pail can be personalized with your child’s name (up to 12 characters). The treat bags are plush, which means they are nice and soft for little hands, too. Check out some of our favorites below!

Black Cat Embroidered Plush Treat Pail
Pumpkin Embroidered Plush Treat Pail
Skull Embroidered Plush Treat Pail

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