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Even though is seems Spring will never...ever....ever....get here, it eventually will arrive.  And with it...tons of cracks in your driveway.  Pick up a Patch and Crack Filler kit from Home Depot for 40% off today.  


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This Valentine's Day at Qdoba Mexican Grill, they will give you a FREE entree when you buy another one.....IF you give your sweetie a kiss.  If you didn't bring your sweetie, they will still pony up the FREE entree, if you give a smooch to whomever is closeby and willing.  

Make it an extra good deal by picking up some Half-Price Gift Certificates here.



 
 
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Today only at The Body Shop, you can get Buy 2 and get 2 FREE, or Buy 3 get 3 FREE with FREE shipping!  Free shipping on ANY purchase, folks.  That's the way I like it!

Wish I was smart and picked up one of the 50% off gift certificates on Groupon for The Body Shop last week.  That would have made this an ever sweeter score.

10% cash back from Ebates.com, BigCrumbs.com, and Be Frugal.com for The Body Shop.  (By the way, if you haven't signed up to get cash back on your normal shopping purchases through Ebates.com yet, they are offering a free $10 Gift Card Bonus for the holidays!)

 
 
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Thanks to a tip from Brad's Deals, I just scored a bathing suit, 3 hats, 2 bras, a romper, headband that looks like the cosmos, bracelet, and a set of corkboards that look like clouds for less than $50 shipped.  (Actually, only $46, but who's keeping score?)

Tilly's has FREE shipping on ANY order going on now, as well as extra 50% or 70% already low clearance prices.  I have never shopped a this site before, but they carry men's, women's, kids, home, shoes, and quirky gift items.  They carry  Billabong, Roxy, and surfing and skateboarding wear.  

Go through ShopAtHome.com for an EXTRA 4% cash back.  (And, if you are new to ShopAtHome.com, they will give you $5 Cash Back Bonus.

 
 
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Ok, I'll just say it:  I HATE Toys R' Us.  I won't get into the reasons right now, but it suffices to say it takes a pretty good deal to get me to make myself enter their store.  Toys R' Us is smart enough to have the best deals valid in-store only.  Grrrr.....

TODAY only they have over 20 sets of LEGO for 50% off.  Not just the tiny ones, or the ones no one wants, but the big sets too!  I was able to pick up a $120 set for only $60, as well as a number of others.  

However, the ad came out online only this morning.  The store opened at 9:00 a.m.  I was there at 9:30, and the shelves were nearly bare of the sale LEGO sets.  There still are some great ones available.  If you are interested get there ASAP.  By late this afternoon it will be too late.  

 
 
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Select Blu-ray DVDs on sale 3 for $14.99 at Best Buy.  Quite a few titles to choose from, with prices up to $24.98!  Good titles too, not crap movies no one wanted 15 years ago.

 
 
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People often ask me where to get rid of the clothes their kids outgrow.  

Yes, you can sell them on eBay, but it takes FOREVER to list each item, and wait for it to sell...if it even does sell.  

You could take them to a consignment store. In my experience, if they even accept your items, they rarely sell at a decent price.  Plus the clothing has to be cleaned, and ironed, and on hangers.  Honestly, I never ironed my kid's clothes while they still fit, so I really don't want to iron them just to get rid of them!

The BEST option I have found, BY FAR is ThredUp.com.  It is easy, easy, easy.  This is what you do:
  1. Go to ThredUp.com and order a FREE bag, which will arrive at your door in about a week.  I know you won't believe it until you try stuffing the bag yourself, but it really is huge.  You can get a nice size laundry basket full of clothes in one bag.
  2. Stuff the bag.
  3. Sit the bag out for the mail carrier to pick up or drop it off at the post office.  Oh yeah, shipping to ThredUp.com is FREE too!
  4. They will notify you via email when they get your bag.  About 4-5 days later they will let you know how much they think your stuff is worth.  They just cash out!

No pictures to take.  No ironing to do.  No snooty consignment store owner turning up  his or her nose at your pre-loved clothing.  Just stuff and cash in.  I'm on my fourth bag, and have yet to be disappointed.  Of course, the amounts they pay per bag vary, but generally you can expect between $30 and $70.  

Oh, and they will give you $10 bucks FREE to spend on new (to you) clothes sent in by people like you.  

 
 
Aldi's new ad came in the paper today, and as always, they have some great deals on fresh produce and gadgets.  Some of the highlights:
    99 cent whole Pineapple
    25 cent pears
    2.49 for 24 pack bottled water
    34.99 Juice Extractor

Purchase a $25 gift certificate to Harbor Bay Seafood and get a FREE movie pass to Showplace Cinemas.  That is a $9.25 value!  Great deal for dinner and a movie!
 
 
Money is everyw here.  People throw it away everyday..  Don't believe me?  Last time you went to the grocery, what did you do with your receipt?  Throw it away, right?  Some local groceries, like Buehler's, has advertisements and coupons printed on the reverse side of your grocery receipt.  My latest grocery receipt has coupons for $4 off $20 at Tequilas, $2 off a car wash, $1 "Spud Buck", discounts for haircuts, 15% at Kid's Consignment, and discounts at Fazoli's.  Next time, flip it over.