• VIDEO: How to Organize Coupons – Whole Insert Filing Method

    Hey! I recently setup a new coupon box and I thought it would be interesting to bring you along. Click on the play button above, or click on this link to watch a video on my preferred way on how to organize coupons.

    Once you start collecting Sunday inserts, they can start to pile up quickly into a cluttered mess. There are many ways to organize coupons: You can put whole inserts in a binder, you can pre-cut individual coupons and put them in baseball card holders in a binder or even keeping them in one tall stack. While having individual coupons pre-cut is idea, it is also the most time consuming.

    I prefer the whole insert filing method.  It’s quick! Literally, takes 2 to 5 mins to maintain each week. I plan out my trip each week, and clip the coupons as needed before my trip.

    Materials You Will Need:

    I got everything from Office Depot only because I had reward dollars that was expiring. You can find everything (except Label Once) at almost any store that sells office supplies. Office Depot also had Free next day shipping, so that was nice. I got them here pretty fast and was able to use coupons plus reward dollars.

    Some of the filing supplies such as filing folders comes in a pack of 100. You only need about 20 folders. It might be a good idea to split it with a friend.

    • Filing Box
      • Here is the exact ones I bought (It also comes in navy here). You can also get them at AmazonStaples, Target, Walmart.
      • You can also use a filing crate. I prefer the plastic filing box, since they are portable. You can bring it in your car with a handle.
      • I prefer the file box with storage on top, with a handle. Get letter sized.
    • Hanging Folders
      • Standard letter size hanging folders
      • Here are the exact ones I bought. Comes in variety of cute colors. Again, you can pretty much find this at any store that sells office supplies: AmazonOffice Depot, Staples, Target, Walmart.
    • Filing Folders (Optional)
      • Letter sized filing folders
      • Here are the exact ones I bought.
    • Label Once Erasable File Labels (Optional)
      • This is optional, but I highly recommended. Alternatively, you can also get labels and place new labels over old ones. Or use sticky notes or masking tape. I find the label once to be a more elegant solution.
      • This is the exact one I bought. But perhaps this would be better for the hanging folders (I just saw this now. Note that the link is a refill kit so it doesn’t come with a pen).
      • On the video, I said that the marker it comes with is a white erase marker. But I just realized now that they are actually permanent markers. The material of Label Once allows for permanent markers to be erased. So you technically can use sharpies as well.
    • Sharpie
      • Any brand of permanent marker

    How to Setup:

    #1. Hanging Folder Setup

    • Get 12 hanging folders
    • Add clear tabs on them
    • There are 11 holes to place the tabs. I positioned them so you see 4 tabs at a time without overlapping.  If you want to get it exactly, first tab I placed between 1 and 3 spot. Second tab I placed between 4 and 6. Third tab I placed between 7 and 9. Fourth tab is placed between 9 and 11.
    • Put erasable labels over each tab
    #2. Grab Inserts

    • Get your whole inserts from Sunday newspaper
    • If you get multiple inserts, group them by like inserts. Smart Source, RetailMe Not, P&G
    • TIP: Pull out any extra fliers ads that’s in the insert that doesn’t contain coupons to keep it less bulky
    #3. Write Date & Type on Insert Cover

    • Write “SS 3/25” on the cover of first insert for each type of insert.
    • If you receive multiple Smart Source that are different, label them #1 and #2. ie. “SS 3/25 #1”
    • TIP: You can check the date of your insert by looking on the binding edge. It’s really tiny.
    #4. Write Date on Hanging Holder Label

    Write the Sunday’s date where these inserts were found on the hanging folder label. Keep the newest dates at the front.

    #5. Separate Types of Inserts (Optional)

    If you get multiple inserts, I recommend separating each insert type into its own separate filing folder. In the video I assumed you were getting multiple inserts like me. If you only get 1 or 2 inserts a week, then you can skip this step and use just the hanging folder for the week.

    Insert Names:

    • SS = Smart Source
    • RP = RetailMe Not (Previously called Redplum)
    • P&G = Proctor & Gamble
    #6. Putting P&G At the Front (Optional)

    Additionally, I like to keep my P&G inserts in one folder at the very front of the box. P&G inserts expire within the month and new ones are released every month. It’s something I’ll access often and they usually expire quickly. For that reason, I prefer to keep them where I can quickly access them instead of organizing by date and trying to remember which date current month’s P&G came out on.

    #7. Do a Happy Dance! 💃

    That’s it! Now do a happy dance. You are on your way to coupon organization bliss. 🙂 It’ll only take you a couple of minutes each week to file them away and stay organized.

    Now that they are all organized by date and insert name, you will be able to quickly location your coupons when you are ready to do a deal. Every coupon deal we post on FSF, we’ll indicate where to locate that insert coupon (ie. “SS 3/25, x4/25” – that means you can find it from SmartSource 3/25 and that the coupon expires on 4/25).

    I typically keep 12 week’s worth of inserts in my coupon box. Adding new weeks to the front of the box. Once I’ve filled all 12 week’s spots, take out the oldest folder (at the back), pull out the inserts, re-name the label, and re-use for the current week.  Go thru the old inserts to see if there are any good coupons that haven’t expired.  Optionally, if you prefer to keep your coupons for even longer, you can also pull this folder out and move it into an overflow coupon box (Second box).

    Each week, I plan my trips, and clip out just the coupons that I will be using for that trip. I put them in an envelope for each store I’m visiting. I’ve also used a canvas pencil pouch in the past. But found that paper envelops were easier. I still use a canvas pencil pouch to hold my receipts for each store.

    Many people also like to keep a small accordion folder or small coupon organizer to store their clipped coupons. You can organize each tabs by major categories you coupon for.  I found mine (plastic one) at Staples in the clearance bin. I’ve also gotten them from Target before. Lots of options. Here are some options on Amazon with great reviews:  this one (comes in pink!) and this one.

    RIP Adolfo

    I am so deeply saddened.

    I got news this morning that a beloved member of team FSF passed away last week.

    Adolfo has been the Target expert between 2014 and 2017. He was a Major contributor to the many deals you may have scored in the last few years, including many, many, many unadvertised sales and scenarios at Target. He was also responsible for the massive undertaking that is the Target weekly matchup each week. That was his baby for 3 years – he took care of her with such diligence and care.

    He was kind, smart, passionate and silly. He was also the most considerate person, always willing to help anyone on the team. I loved him. We all loved him.

    Being the only male couponer on the team, he was our very own special unicorn. He loved deals. When the girls and I would get excited about a tampon deal or a curling wand deal, he would get excited with us and rush to do the deals for his sisters or mom.

    Every Black Friday, he’d stay up all night with me, making sure I was okay before he signed off. He always thought about other people. Always.

    I miss you Adolfo. I love you. My heart is broken. The world isn’t the same without you. You were a GOOD person.

    We are all deeply saddened. My heart goes out to his family.

    If you see this. Will you whisper a prayer tonight?

    May our beloved Adolfo Rest in Peace. May the people who love him heal from this terrible loss.

    RedPlum is Retiring this Sunday – Rebranded as “RetailMeNot Everyday” 😳

    Calling all my coupon fam! Starting this Sunday, March 25th, RedPlum inserts will be rebranded as “RetailMeNot Everyday”. The insert publication schedule for the rest of this year will remain the same as RedPlum previously scheduled. As always, you will still get them in your Sunday papers or in the mail. Besides manufacturer’s coupons for groceries and consumer packaged goods, Valassis announced that we will also be seeing deals on restaurants and other local discounts.

    I don’t know about you. But I will forever call this insert “RP”. What about you? I don’t think I can get used to saying RMNE 😂. Or I guess “RE” wouldn’t be so bad.  If it was up to me, I would have rebranded it to something where the second word starts with the letter P. Something like “RetailMeNot Plus”.

    For now you can still snag your RedPlum Printable Coupons from the website, however they will eventually move to the RetailMeNot Everyday website in conjunction with the new branded inserts.

    What’s a RedPlum? What’s an insert? – Inserts are coupon booklets found inside Sunday newspapers. You might see us referencing these weird acronyms from coupon deal posts. They reference the insert name and which Sunday that coupon can be found in. If you are new and want to learn how to save using coupons, go here.

    CONFIRMED: Toys R Us & Babies R Us OFFICIALLY Closing ALL Stores!


    It’s Official!
     
    After 70 years in business, Toys R Us has just announced that they’ll be closing ALL of their retail stores across the nation. The chain has made it clear to their 30,000 employees that they’ll be shutting down for good, including Toys R Us Express and Babies R Us locations. Read more here.


    If you have any gift cards available, you’ll want to use these now before stores begin closing. Keep an eye out at your local store, as they’ll be hosting liquidation sales for remaining stock – you may score some great deals that can be stashed for birthdays and Christmas. Click here to find a location near you!

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    5 BEST Baby Registry Freebies

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    Are you on Instagram? Follow my Baby IG account here – Just for deals for baby, toddlers and kids. Go Here for the latest Baby Deals.

    How to Get FREE Baby Stuff.

    Having a baby is expensive. Like, really expensive. A recent study estimated that parents will spend an average of $12,000 just in the baby’s first year of life. That is one hefty chunk of change!

    It’s no surprise, then, that any sort of baby registry freebies expectant parents can get are very, very welcome. Listed below are 5 baby registries that give you some great freebies upon creation. Whether it’s a free gift box valued at $35 or a FREE gift card, you’ll score lots of goodies just for filling out your registry at these places!

    1. Target

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    If you have been couponing for any length of time, it’s safe to say that you know how amazing Target is. It should come as no surprise, then, that their baby registry is just as fantastic. Not only is it easy to do your Target baby registry online here, but the next time you go into the store you can score a nice welcome pack. Just stop by Guest Services to get yours!

    When I got mine, it included a MAM pacifier, sample pack of diapers, Avent bottle, tons of samples and even a Free Starbucks coupons. TOTALLY free! Plus, after your baby is born you will receive a coupon to get an additional 15% off whatever is left on your registry. You can start your Target baby registry here. Learn more about this here.

    Bonus: 15% off Completion Coupon – 8 weeks before your due date, you will also receive a coupon for 15% Off on anything left on your registry. You can use this online or in stores.

    2. Amazon

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    Amazon is another fabulous place to register. Not only is it extremely convenient for your guests, but they offer a completely FREE Baby Box worth $35 just for completing your registry (Need Help? Follow the steps outline here to get  your FREE Baby box). I registered at Amazon and got a box stuffed with goodies. It came with a Seventh Generation diaper, sample size Johnson & Johnson baby wash, organic prenatal vitamin samples, baby lotion samples, an Avent bottle, tons of coupons and more! If you don’t get everything you need, you can also score a registry completion coupon good for 10% off a registry item for non-Prime members or 15% off for Prime members. Start your Amazon baby registry here.

    3. BuyBuy Baby

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    BuyBuy Baby isn’t as common as Target or Walmart; there aren’t as many locations. But, it’s still a great place to create a baby registry if you have one near you. Did you know that BuyBuy Baby is owned by Bed Bath & Beyond? That means those Bed Bath and Beyond mailer coupons are accepted here! Not only that, but when you create a registry at BuyBuy Baby, you are given personalized assistance from an employee, a FREE sample goodie bag (which also includes a BuyBuy Baby coupon plus a TON of freebies and samples) and a FREE pack of baby announcement cards.  That’s a lot of freebies! Start your BuyBuy Baby registry here.

    4. Babies R Us

    babies-r-us-registry-bagI’m sure you were wondering when Babies R Us was going to pop up in this list! Pretty much everyone that considers creating a baby registry thinks of Babies R Us; they’re pretty much the biggest and most well-known baby store there is. That in itself makes it a good reason to create a baby registry there, but now they’re offering an even bigger incentive. Babies R Us has something called the Endless Earnings program. When you sign up with Babies R Us and create your registry, you’re also enrolled in the program. The Endless Earnings program tracks your registry purchases and awards you a percentage back based upon how much is purchased (even if you purchase it yourself!). Get 5% back on purchases up to $300 and 10% back on purchases over $300. This is overall purchase totals from your registry, not individual items priced at $300. Your percentage back is awarded as a Babies R Us gift card approximately 12 weeks after your baby is born. Create your Babies R Us registry here.

    5. Motherhood Maternity

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    Motherhood Maternity offers a Free bag to expecting and new moms. Just go into stores and ask for “The Welcome Bag”. You should also sign up for emails for, as well. Motherhood Maternity doesn’t offer a registry but they do offer a ton of great freebies! I signed up for Motherhood Maternity email list and got a nice coupon off my online purchase. Then, the next time I was in-store, I scored a sweet freebie swag bag. It included a $20 Shutterfly credit, a FREE Zarbees onesie offer, a high value coupon for The Picture People, several samples and additional coupons. Just the Shutterfly credit was totally worth the signup! You can sign up for Motherhood Maternity emails here. Make sure you mention/request the goodie bag in-store!

    Want to See the Latest Baby Deals? Click here to our Baby Category to filter and view only baby related deals. Follow my Baby Only Deals Instagram account here.


    Still Available! Deluxe FREE Sample Box + FREE Shipping


    Samples still available! HURRY to claim!

    HURRY! Today (11/14) is PINCHme Sample TuesdayNEW SAMPLES are STILL LIVE on PINCHme for this month’s sample release! As usual, Quantities are limited; first come, first served. You can IMPROVE your chances of getting more samples by logging in to your PinchMe account and completing your profile, checking for any Bonus Questions, and leaving feedback for previous boxes.

    Here’s What to Do:

    • Click Here to PINCHme
    • Click “Get Started” (or Log-In if you’re already a member)
    • Fill in your info and click “Sign Up”
    • Follow the steps to complete your profile
    • Tip: A more complete profile increases your chances of getting more samples. Be sure to answer everything you can!
    • Then – do this:
      • Click here and sign-in to see the freebies available to you. Everyone will get slightly different products based on member profile.
      • When you see a product available to you, click “Add to Box
      • Then click Checkout Now on the top. Continue to follow the instructions on page to check out.
      • You’ll get your box of FREE Samples in the mail within a few weeks. Be sure to try everything out, and leave honest feedback after receiving 🙂

    NEW? PINCHme is a monthly box of FREE Samples that lets you try products from the world’s leading brands in exchange for your feedback. Each month an amazing range of free samples are released on PINCHme for members to claim, including beauty, personal care, home, grocery, baby, pet and more.

    Free Samples Available This Month (November):

      For the pets:
      For the foodies:

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      11 HOTTEST Toys for Holiday 2017

      Can you believe Christmas 2017 is just 10 weeks away?!? Here are the Top 11 Most Wished For Toys for this Holiday season. Remember the Hatchimals craze from last year (2016)? Or Pie Face from 2015? This is THAT list for 2017! I have been obsessively tracking these toys and alerting you guys when they become available. Some on the list usually sell out fast once they become available.

      Many of these toys are sold out but stores are replenishing. Keep a look out for these in stores and online.  I’ve included links to all the stores that carry each toy.

      What’s on your kiddo’s Most Wished For Toy List this year?

      Pssst…. FYI: I’ll also be Giving Away many of these toys (that I was able to score) back to you guys on this blog and my Facebook page. (Stay tuned!)

      1. Super NES Classic Edition:

      There’s a new pocket-sized version pre-loaded with 21 of the all-time greatest games! Just plug it in and play. It’s currently being sold for $79.99. My husband and I lined up outside on opening day to score some. Target has since done a second shipment of them. Hopefully a few more shipments will come in before Christmas.

      2. L.O.L Big Surprise:

      The L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise is a limited edition toy that contains 50 layers of surprise for the ultimate unboxing experience. Each case contains 50 limited edition surprise inside, including 2 dolls and accessories. There are multiple layers in this Surprise Ball which, when opened, reveal a new surprise. The last layer contains a doll with a unique outfit and personality. The ball later becomes a purse carrying case, storage case and bath playset! Its retail price is $69.99.

      3. Fingerlings:

      Fingerlings are adorable baby monkeys that cling to your fingers and go where you go. These interactive pets react to sound, motion, touch and produce fun little monkey noises and movement.  If you haven’t seen them in action, you have to watch this video. They come in a variety of colors. Their retail price starts from $14.84.

      Additionally, ToysRUS also has an Exclusive Unicorn variety – Fingerlings Baby Unicorn for $14.99.

      4. Luvabella Doll:

      The Luvabella or the Luvabeau Doll (boy version) is the most interactive doll ever made. She moves, talks, interacts and plays like a real baby. I was curious why this doll had such a high starting price until I looked into it and understood why. The doll has amazing reviews from parents for how interactive it is.

      You can teach her to speak (from Babble to over 100 words). She plays peek-a-boo when you cover her eyes and giggles if you tickle her tummy. The doll sleeps, plays with toys, takes a bottle/pacifier, moves arms, neck and face and even blinks! Plus, it can say things unexpectedly and you can even hear its heartbeat – crazy! Prices range from $99.99 up to $198.99. We were able to score some at Target a few weeks ago using the toy coupon for $79. 

      5. Hatchimals Surprise:

      Hatchimals are adorable collectible creatures that come inside small, speckled eggs which need your help to hatch! This time, the Hatchimals Surprise come in a larger egg and allows you to hatch two collectibles – twin HatchimalsThese can learn new things at each stage – talk, dance, sing, tell jokes, play games and more! They even interact with each other, just like siblings. Retailers also carry special edition exclusive varieties such as “Zuffin”, the Walmart Exclusive and “Ligull”, the Target Exclusive. Price from $54.99 to $69.99.

      Additionally, the Hatchimals Colleggtibles are also very popular (my kids love them!). They are tiny eggs with a small toy inside. With over 70 Colleggtibles to collect, they would make cute stocking stuffers. 

      6. Tamagotchi:

      Whoa! Talk about a flashback from the past! I remember these from when I was in high school…20 years ago! lol. Yes, this year marks the 20th Anniversary of Tamagotchi in the United States.  Tamagotchi is a digital pet you need to feed, clean up after and take care of – just like you would do with a real live pet! Retail price is $14.99 and it’s sold out everywhere!

      7. Toy Kitchen Sink with Water Faucet

      I don’t know what’s up with these BUT this toy is ALL the RAGE right now! It comes in several brands and for some reason, they are all sold out at the manufacturer’s retail price. The toys all have one commonality: toy sink where you can re-fill water so the faucet on the toy will have running water. Three different toy companies make them. I have each toy brand listed and linked below.

      (Option 1) Little Tikes Kitchen Sink and Stove:

      With the real working faucet kids can wash dishes just like a grown up! Accessories and clicking knobs included! Manufacture Retail price $19.99 but they are currently scalping for over $50.

      (Option 2) Spark Kitchen Sink:

      Motorised tap pumps water just like a real kitchen sink! It also includes a bunch of accessories like forks, brush, detergent, etc. Prices range from $14.97 up to $43.99.

      (Option 3) Just Like Home Kitchen Sink:

      This Kitchen Sink Set includes 23 pieces and has real running water! Water drains into the sink and back into the faucet for a continuous flow without overflowing. You can pump the pretend dish soap and use the brush to scrub and clean the dishes, then put them in the drying rack. Hours of play! Manufacturer’s Retail Price: $19.99.

      8. Xbox One X:

      The world’s most powerful console! With 40% more power than any other console, the Xbox One X allows you to experience immersive true 4K gaming. Retailing for $499.99. This will be released on November 7, 2017 and is expected to sell out very quickly. You may be able to pre-order from some retailers.

      9. Nintendo Switch:

      Nintendo Switch transforms from home console to portable system in a snap. Can be found priced at anywhere from $299.99 to $359.99. One controller or two, vertical or sideways, motion controls or buttons – Joy‑Con and Nintendo Switch give you total gameplay flexibility.

      10. FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, The Playful Tiger:

      This adorable furball, Tyler the Playful Tiger, responds to sounds and produces over 1000 sound and motion combinations. He even reacts to his squeaky toy – cute!! And he’s much bigger in real life than expected. Sells for $129.99.

      11. LEGO Ideas Nasa Apollo Saturn V:

      Here’s something for older kids (and adults) who love Legos. This Limited Edition Lego sets is sold out everywhere. The set features three removable rocket stages and is packed with authentic details. It also includes three stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions. Retail price $119.99.

      (Pic from hothbricks.com)

      Honest Company Settlement: Up To $25 Check (No Proof of Purchase Required)


      (Ends 10/23) If you have purchased at least one select Honest Company Product between January 17, 2012 and July 10, 2017, go here and submit a claim, as you may be eligible for up to $2.50 in compensation for each item purchased. You can claim up to 10 products without proof of purchase, or unlimited products with proof. Submit by 10/23/17 for compensation.  Go here for more details!

      Settlement Details:

      The lawsuits allege that Honest engaged in unfair and deceptive practices related to its marketing, advertising and labeling of certain Honest products. Honest denies each and every one of the allegations but has agreed to settle in an effort to avoid further legal fees.

      HAPPY Father’s Day to Special Dads!

      Happy Father’s Day! My daughter Sophie (4 yrs old) came into our room at 5am this morning. It was still dark out. I asked her “Honey, what are you doing up so early?” She leaned in closer with her messy morning locks and whispered: “I want to wish Daddy a Happy Mother’s Day!” 😂

      I love this man (aka “Mr FSF”). He truly is the best daddy in the universe. Thank you for protecting us, for providing for us, and for being a role model for how good fathers should be.

      Wishing you and the special men in your life… Happy Father’s Day!

      ❤ Love,
      Tina

      *NEW* Multiple Redemption Offers on Ibotta (Get Cash Back on More than One Item!)


      Heads up! Ibotta is making some great changes! You may have offers with multiple redemptions allowed, meaning you can score cash back for purchasing more than one item – sweet! This will make couponing even easier in scenarios where you’re buying multiple items.

      Here’s what to do:

      • Click Here to sign up for Ibotta
      • Make sure you have the latest version of the Ibotta app installed
      • Browse offers – you will see some offers with “Limit 2 per receipt” listed beneath the offer details

      To submit your receipt for a multiple redemption offer:

      • After uploading your receipt (but before you scan the product) you’ll see an option to “Change Quantity”
      • Set that option to 2 (or more, depending on the offer and your purchase quantity)
      • Scan all items you want to redeem cash back for
      • Submit!

      Not familiar with Ibotta? Ibotta is a smartphone rebate app you can use to help your family save extra money on everyday purchases. Simply browse through the offers on the app, make your purchase as usual in store, then snap a photo of your receipt at home to score cash back on your purchase. All with no coupon printing or clipping required! Check out Ibotta now! 🙂

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      6 Reasons Why You Can’t Live Without the Target REDcard (FREE Popcorn is one)

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      6 Reasons You Need a Target REDcard

      Here at Free Stuff Finder, we absolutely love couponing at Target. There are so many ways to save that it makes it easy for anyone to do. One of the biggest ways to save is using a Target REDcard. Not looking to get roped into another store credit card? Spoiler alert: You don’t have to! Do you primarily use your standard bank debit card or credit card at Target anyways? Find out why you should apply for the Target REDcard to rack up those savings!

      😍 Psssst…. Until May 20th, 2017, open a New Target REDcard, and you’ll receive an extra 10% Off purchase coupon! The coupon will apply on your entire transaction, on top of the 5% Off savings when you use your redcard.💃 If you’ve been thinking about opening a REDcard, now is the time to do it! This is a limited time offer.

      1. It doesn’t have to be a Target credit card.

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      The REDcard is available as a Target credit card OR a debit card. That means you can score all the savings without having to deal with paying off another credit card each month or getting a credit check! It’s deducted straight from the existing checking account it’s attached to, just like any other debit card. This automatically makes it superior to other store payment cards.

      Think of it this way, if you’re already using your bank debit card to pay at Target, you may as well opt for the Target REDcard debit card to pay to score additional benefits and savings. Best of all, both of these options are completely FREE!

      2. Extra 5% off everything. All the time.

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      How would you like to save hundreds of dollars per year without doing anything except swiping your card? Target REDcard holders score an additional 5% off their purchases all the time, every time. This is extra savings on top of coupons and Cartwheel offers.

      Ready for a secret? The 5% discount even applies to gift cards – discounted Disney trip, anyone? Starbucks?

      Your savings will track automatically at the bottom of every receipt you use your REDcard for – you’ll be surprised how much it adds up! There are some limitations. For example, the 5% will not come off of Target Optical exams, prescriptions or Target gift card purchases. But for regular purchases of things such as household or baby items, it definitely applies!

      3. Free shipping on all purchases.

      Target REDcard holders score FREE shipping on all purchases from Target.com. Non-cardholders have to pay shipping on all purchases under $25, so this is a nice little way to save an average of $8 (or more) shipping cost on all orders. Additionally, there is no coupon code required; just pay with your REDcard and the shipping charge will automatically be deducted along with your additional 5% off.

      4. Extended returns on all purchases.

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      On top of everything else, you’ll get extended returns on all purchases (online and in-store). If you buy something with your Target REDcard and later decide you don’t want it, you’ll get an additional 30 days to return it. That’s a total of up to 120 days to return an item! Regret buying all those random Christmas decors from 90% off clearance? No problem. You have until May to return it if you present your REDcard.

      Lose receipts easily? Yon won’t even need to keep it for returns! As long as you paid for the item using your Target REDcard, they’ll be able to find the item and credit you back to your card! How awesome is that?

      5. Exclusive coupons.

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      Occasionally, Target REDcard holders will be sent exclusive mailer coupons from Target. For me, these have only come a couple of times a year at most. But, whenever I do get them they are always rare, high-value savings that non-cardholders are missing out on. The last one I got had a coupon for a FREE Dozen eggs! Don’t miss out! 

      6. Occasional FREEBIES

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      Every once in awhile, Target REDcard holders are sent exclusive offers for FREEBIES from the Target Cafe or the Starbucks locations in-stores. These are usually fun freebies like FREE popcorn, FREE Icees, etc. You don’t need a coupon or anything to get these. Just watch for when the freebies are advertised in-store (or check here) and show your REDcard instead of paying!

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      Save extra money all the time, whether it’s from your additional 5% off, free shipping, or exclusive coupons. Plus, get extended return periods! With all of these great perks, how can you afford to NOT have one? Sign up for your Target REDcard today. It’s easy and FREE!

      Thanks, Elayna S from our Target Facebook Group for the photo of your Target coupons!

      HAPPY EASTER – Get Ready for 50% to 90% off Clearances Starting Monday

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      HAPPY EASTER! I hope you have an AMAZING Day! My kids were up at 6am in anticipation for the goodies the Easter Bunny left for them. We had a blast doing the egg hunt that the bunny had left. 🙂 I was especially giddy, since I had scored most of the Easter eggs and little toys last year from 90% off clearance at Target and CVS. Paying between $0.10-$0.30. #Winning!

      Reminder that Target is closed today. However, starting tomorrow (Monday, 4/17), all non-food Easter items will be at 50% off Clearance. So candy will be at 30% off. 70% off will hit later in the week (likely between Thursday to Saturday). And eventually 90% off will follow (usually 2 days after 70% off has hit).

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      Everything in the above picture (except the stuffed bunny – My husband bought at full price *Argh*) I had scored for 70% to 90% off from previous years (including the Hello Kitty basket). My favorite finds from last year were the Target Dollar Spot finds from 90% off (like the lip balm kit or the socks) and the giant pre-filled Easter Eggs from CVS 90% off clearance.

      Post holiday clearances are one of my favorite times to dig through stores and stock up for the next year. In this way, I avoid paying full price on holiday decor and holiday-themed goodies for my kids. I usually wait until 70% to 90% off before I go (unless there’s something I really want – then I’ll go at 50% off clearance). If you are new to clearance hunting, I would recommend going at 50% off instead of waiting, just to get some clearance experience under your belt.

      I’ll be posting when Target hits 70% and 90% off when they happen. Make sure to Like my NEW Target Only Facebook Account Here and Follow my Target IG Account here. Also, if you haven’t already, join our community of over 80,000 Target fans at the Target Group here.

      Heads Up! Tide P&G Coupons Are NOT Scanning…

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      Head’s up couponers! If you received the April P&G insert, rumor has it that the tide coupons are NOT scanning at several stores! We’ve heard Target, Dollar General, Rite Aid and other stores have been giving shoppers a hard time. In fact, check out this sign we saw posted at our local CVS in the picture above. The coupon does fit the size requirements but is not scanning properly. Let me know if you had this issue, or if the coupon worked for you at a certain store so we can keep everyone updated!

      Coupons have not been scanning at the following stores:

      • Target
      • Dollar General
      • Rite Aid
      • CVS
      • + Possibly More….
      Check out other recent coupons here. Click here to browse all coupons. Start browsing by narrowing down each categories you are interested in getting coupons for.

      5 Ways to Get Cheap and Free Clothes for Kids

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      How to Get Free and Cheap Kid’s Clothes

      Kids are expensive. Period. And on top of that, they grow out of clothing so quickly, paying full price can quickly add up to thousands of dollars unnecessarily. I’ve been there! I know it all too well. These days, I absolutely refuse to pay full price for kids clothing.

      Often times, kids will out grow clothing that’s barely worn before they need a bigger size. Even with constantly replacing them, playtime can create some heavy wear and tear (especially if your kiddo likes to drag their feet like my daughter or loves playing in mud like my son). Because of this, you really shouldn’t be paying big money for their clothing. Use these tips below to get cheap or free clothes for kids.

      1. Buy Used

      This is the first tip on the list because it’s probably the most obvious. Buying clothes secondhand allows you to save huge amounts off of the original retail price. Plus, because kids can outgrow clothing so quickly, they are often in excellent shape. There are a ton of places you can go for gently used second hand clothing for kids. 

      My favorite place online to buy used clothing is ThredUp. It’s an online consignment store with major brands like Gymboree, Gap, etc. They have strict quality control as to what they will accept, so 99% of the stuff is exceptional quality, if not brand new. I use this site heavily for both my kids, AND for myself. I’ve scored some killer deals on designer brands at up to 90% off retail. I’ve found brands like Lululemon, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Donna Karen on there!

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      Another online consignment store to check out is Schoola. What’s cool about Schoola is that 40% of profits are donated to schools. Plus, they have a ton of sales and promotions for additional discounts and free shipping. From my experience, the quality check and selection isn’t as good as Thredup, But, I have scored a lot of cute outfits for my kids here on the cheap.

      Springtime and summer are great times to stroll the neighborhood for garage sales; there are lots of people taking advantage of the nice weather and doing a purge of all the clothes their kids can’t wear anymore. Alternatively, there’s always the traditional places like Goodwill, local kids’ consignment stores and Craigslist.

      2. Clothing Swaps & Asking Friends

      Get together with some mom friends and organize a clothing swap. This is most useful when the moms have kids that are different ages. Bring all the clothes your kiddo can’t wear anymore and swap with a mom (or moms) that have clothes in your kid’s size. Not only are you purging your kid’s closet of everything they can’t wear, but you’re getting a new wardrobe for them completely free!

      If you’re unsure of where to find clothing swaps, it’s a good idea to ask your child’s school. My son’s school has a clothing swaps for uniforms everywhere. I swap up sizes to get free uniforms each year, OR buy them for super cheap.

      The other tip is to talk to friends with older kids and tell them that you would gladly take any clothing their kids have outgrown. If they already plan to drop it off at Goodwill, they might be grateful that you’re saving them a trip. Oftentimes, people are too embarrassed to offer without you asking.

      I know firsthand how much it can pay off to ask others for their used kid’s clothing. When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I had asked my sister in-law. The clothing her son had outgrown was so incredibly helpful with the added cost of a newborn baby. I’ll never forget it.

      I always try to save my kids clothing for friends with younger kids, and my husband is always telling me “No! That’s weird!”. I guess it’s socially unacceptable where we live. What do you think? Is it something you do?

      3. Shop the Deals

      If you are going to buy new, make sure you’re buying when things are on sale, and/or using coupon codes to get a discounted price from regular price. The Children’s Place regularly has hot sales at 50% off plus free shipping every month. Plus, The Gap and Old Navy both run promotions every week. TheChildrensPlace copyWant to know how to find the info on the sales? Well, we post about the latest online and in-store deals every single day here on Free Stuff Finder.com. Check out our homepage for what’s on sale right now. If you’re on Instagram, follow our Baby Deals account for more clothing deals for kids, babies and toddlers.

      4. Buy Gender Neutral

      Want to be able to reuse clothing from one kid to the next? Then it’s a good idea to buy things gender neutral and reuse them. Obviously, you can’t do that for every single article of clothing. However, big ticket items like winter coats and boots and be purchased in gender neutral colors and styles and reused from child to child. Things like snow boots, snow pants, gloves, are all good ideas that can be shared among siblings.

      children-playing-in-the-snow_SKvXNHRBjAlso, if you have multiple kids, it’s fine to share basics even among different genders. My daughter still wears her older brother’s army green jacket and a bunch of his PJs. It’s really cute and endearing to see the clothes on her and remember how her big brother used to be teeny like that, also. Very sweet.

      5. Plan Ahead

      The best time to buy winter clothes is in the beginning of spring. The best time to buy warm weather clothes is at the beginning of fall. Plan ahead and buy sizes a little bigger than what your child is wearing currently. You’ll get crazy cheap clearance prices and won’t have to pay the full price of a larger wardrobe later on.

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      Everything happens in cycles. There will always be a killer clearance every few month at Target (at the end of every season) where you can get things for 50% to 70% off or more. Once a year, Babies R Us will have a killer clearance event on pink tag clearance apparel (usually in mid to end of January) where clearance items are deeply discounted even more. Plan to hit up these clearance sales and buy for the next year. I recommend that you don’t buy too far ahead or else you will have a storage problem. Since these clearance events come back every year, I’ve found that buying one year out in advance seems to work well for my family. I’ll be posting about these clearance events on the blog as they happen, as well.

      What about you? What are some things you do to save money on kids clothing? What are your favorite stores for kids clothes?


      BLACK FRIDAY Heads Up! You Ready?

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      Bookmark this page. I’ll be updating it with any new early access news.

      I am SO EXCITED! We are here! Black Friday Week! I wanted to give you guys heads-up on some EXCITING Up-Coming Early Access events you don’t want to miss (Starting Sunday, November 20th, 2016). Keep reading.

      First, if you haven’t already, make sure to Sign Up for Notifications and Alerts. I send out text alerts when major stores hit LIVE for Black Friday deals. Here’s a few things you can do:

      • Text Alerts – Go here for steps on how to turn on mobile text alerts. Pretty straight forward, if there’s something hot, I’ll text you. Note: Turn off your phone or set to Do Not Disturb when you are sleeping. Some BF deals go live late at night.
      • Hot Deals Alert Group – Join me in the Hot Deals Alert Facebook group. Make sure to turn on notifications in the top right corner in facebook. Hopefully you’ll get notified. I know Facebook notification can be delayed and funky.
      • VIP Email Alert – Sign up for my VIP email list. Hand picked deals sent during the week day. Plus exclusive giveaways for VIPs only. 🙂
      • Black Friday Facebook Group – Join our supportive community of deal finders. Make new friends and score lots and lots of deals (Through out the year, not just at Black Friday time).

      Reminder that if you need to see Black Friday Ads, click on “Black Friday Ads” from the menu above to find them all. Or you can find them by clicking on the banners on the sidebar for Black Friday Ads or Deals. Some Quick Links: Black Friday Deals, Daily Toy Deals, Black Friday Ads.

      1. Amazon Black Friday

      Black Friday officially Starts on Amazon here starting 11/20. With new lightning deals every 15 minutes. Sweet! Start Shopping Now.

      If you are not currently a Prime member, I highly recommend getting it for the Holidays. If you are new, you can try it for Free for 30 days, and take advantage of Free 2-day shipping (In some regions, select products offers Free Same-Day Shipping with purchases of $35 or more. Its so awesome!).

      2. SYWR Members: Early Access SUNDAY

      On Sunday, 11/20, Shop Your Way Reward members will have access to a Members Private Night event between 6pm-10pm Central Time (That’s 4pm-8pm PST, or 7pm to 11pm EST).

      During this even, members will be able to shop select Black Friday Doorbuster Deals EARLY from Sears! This may include several FREEBIE after points deals. Sweet! We won’t know what will be included until it goes live. Check here or Free Stuff Finder homepage after it goes live.

      NEW to SYWR? Click Here and Click “Become a Client” to add me as your Free Personal Shopper. You have direct access to me and can text me questions on how to find deals or things you need.

      Go here: to Preview the Sears Black Friday Ad!

      3. ToysRUs Rewards Member: Early Access SUNDAY

      Toys R Us will be allowing members of their Reward program to shop 100 Black Friday Deals online and in stores early on Sunday 11/20. LIVE NOW!! The exact times for when this will go live is unclear. I’ll keep you guys posted. Go Here to Preview ToysRUs Black Friday Ads. Turn on Text Alerts to get a text message from me when this goes live.

      If you’re not a member, you can sign up for Free here.

      4. Kohls Black Friday Deals Live Sunday Night!

      Kohls Black Friday Deals will go LIVE tonight (11/20)! Roughly between 9pm-10pm PST. I’ll be up posting deal scenarios (likely all night!). Join me here on the blog or over on Facebook. 🙂 Go Here: Preview Kohls Black Friday AdsTurn on Text Alerts to get a text message from me when this goes live.

      5. Target Early Access Starting Wednesday

      Starting Wednesday Target will make some Black Friday Deals available to shoppers when using the Cartwheel app. According to page 2 of the Black Friday Ad, this will be available on items between page 2-5 of the ad preview. You’ll be able to score those Black Friday deals at Target.com and in stores. I’ll do a more detailed post as we get closer to Wednesday.

      6. Target 15% Off Everything Coupon

      Mark your Calendars! On Sunday 11/27 and Monday 11/28, there will be a 15% off Everything Target Coupon available. Sweet! You’ll be able to stack this coupon with other category coupons starting next week and sales. Go Here to Preview Target Black Friday Ads and Deals.

      Note that the coupon excludes gift cards, beauty advent calendar, elf on the shelf, LEGO, cards against humanity, joking hazard game, vitamix, simple human, weber, DSLR cameras and lense, Samsung TVs, LG TVs, Bose, Sonos, Go Pro, alcohol and dairy.

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