Batman Accessories $3.75 on Totsy

Tosty is having a great sale on Batman Accessories starting at just $3.75 each!  Even if you don’t have a little boy, these would be great for a shower gift.  You should also check out Tutu Fabulous for little girls and Hello Miss for Mom.

Totsy is FREE to sign up with FREE shipping on orders over $75.

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Minnesota Trip Day #2: Queen of the Nile

Sunflower from Emera’s flowerbed.  Isn’t it beautiful?

After the events of my first day in Minnesota, day 2 was pretty calm.  Well until we went canoeing.

I began the day about two hours earlier than my hosts.  They aren’t used to being up as late as I am and I needed to get up and work so I spent the first few hours in silence (well the music blaring into my ears through my iPod wasn’t silent to me).  After waking up they went for a run while I stayed home, showered and continued to get some work done.

Once they got back Bob and I rode bikes to the grocery store, produce store and hardware store.  We got through the hardware store and produce store and then realized…we left the coupons at home for the grocery store.  I can’t believe I left coupons at home!  So we rode back to the house, grabbed the coupons and got groceries.

 This is Dutch.  He’s a great dog and protects the house well.

After grocery shopping we ate lunch and decided to go out on their canoe.  So Bob put it in the back of the truck, Emera got in her car and we headed out.

So for those of you who have never done it, canoeing down a river requires one very important piece of planning.  You are going from point A to point B.  So it is REALLY helpful to have a vehicle at both point A and point B.  You put the canoe in the water at point A and then when you get to point B you drive back to point A, grab the truck and come back to point B.

We had this part planned perfectly.  Left the car at point B, drove the truck to point A and put the canoe in the water.  At this time we realized we left the third seat at home so whoever sat in the middle of the canoe was basically sitting on the bottom of the canoe on a stack of life jackets while the other two did the work.  Since Bob and Emera are much more experienced than I, I volunteered to take the uncomfortable seat and let them do the muscle work.

The canoe trip in total took about 3.5 hours.  We saw so much beautiful wildlife including birds, ducks and fish.  Bob is a hunter so every duck that flew by you could see him planning how to shoot it in just a few months.

About an hour into the trip Bob calls out to Emera.  “Hey, where are the keys to the car?”

Her response….silence.  Finally “in my purse.”

“And your purse is?”

“In the truck.”

Good times.  We all laughed.

So after 3.5 hours of being paddled up the river we called someone to come and pick us up.  Emera and I walked home to start dinner (steak, spinach and mac and cheese) and Bob dealt with the canoe.  Afterwards we went and saw “The Bourne Legacy” at the cutest little small town theater I have ever seen!

And that was my Tuesday!

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Lands End: Extra 30% Off Sale Plus Free Shipping

Looking for some great deals on some good quality clothes?

Right now Lands End has an extra 30% off all their sale items.

Plus if you use the code EXCITING and pin 1521 when you check out you get free shipping on orders over $50.

They have a large selection of their women’s swim suits marked down (pieces as low as $5) and great deals on women’s polo shirts (perfect for work).

Also if you need school uniform pieces there is a good selection available!

This code ends TODAY so take a look around and see if anything jumps out at you!

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Amazon Music Download: The Best Of The Monkees

So much great music today!

Right now you can download The Best Of The Monkees (US Release)for $2.99!

The Monkees were the last concert I saw before I went to college so I have a soft spot in my heart for them.

 

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Amazon Music Download: Genesis- The Platinum Hits Box Set $5.00

I was just browsing through music from years ago and BOOM this deal pops up!

Right now you can download Platinum Collection Genesis for $5 (reg. $36).

Looking through the songs on the album is enough to make me pull out my mix tapes- “I Can’t Dance”, “Invisible Touch”, “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” and “Throwing It All Away” have brought back memories!

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Laundry Deals of the Week 8/13

This week’s best laundry deals from The Centsible Family are (in order) Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent at Rite Aid, Wisk Laundry Detergent at CVS, or Up & Up Liquid Laundry Detergent at Target. All other detergents are cheaper online.

Sign up for Subscribe & Save and save 5% off the price of select laundry plus free shipping. You have the option to continue to receive the product on a regular basis or cancel any additional orders by canceling your subscription. Amazon changed the Subscribe & Save to only 5% versus 15% so prices are higher now.

Amazon Disclaimer: Prices listed below are on new products only with Subscribe & Save benefits and are correct at the time post was written. Amazon prices do and will change in an instant.

Cheer 2x Ultra Liquid Detergent He Fresh Clean Scent 32 Loads 50 Fl Oz (Pack of 6) – $42.34 = $0.14/oz

ERA 2x Ultra With Oxi Booster Liquid 26 Loads, 50-Ounce (Pack of 2) – $10.36 = $0.10/oz
* Remember to clip $0.50 Era Amazon Coupon to save even more!

Gain 2X Ultra Gain Liquid Touch of Softness Simply Fresh 52 Load, 100.0-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4) – $50.31 = $0.13/oz
* Remember to clip $1.00 Gain Amazon Coupon to save even more!

Tide Bleach Alternative Original Scent Detergent (non-HE), 50 Ounce (Pack of 2) – $17.08 = $0.17/oz
* Remember to clip $2.00 Tide Amazon Coupon to save even more!

Tide with a Touch of Downy April Fresh Scent with Actilift, 150.0-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) – $47.10 = $0.16/oz
* Remember to clip $2.00 Tide Amazon Coupon to save even more!

Wisk High Efficiency, 50-Ounce – $11.01 = $0.22/oz

CVS

$10 ECB wyb $30 Of These Products

Wisk Laundry Detergent 32 Loads – $4.99
$2/1 Wisk Laundry Detergent, exp. 9/23/12 (RP 08/12/12 R)
$2/1 Wisk Laundry Detergent printable

Scenario:
Buy 7 Wisk Laundry Detergent 32 Loads = $34.93
– $8 ($2/1×4) Wisk Laundry Detergent, exp. 9/23/12 (RP 08/12/12 R)
– $6 ;($2/1×3) Wisk Laundry Detergent – Printable (need 2 computers)
– $10 ECB wyb $30
= $10.93 for seven or $1.56 each
* $0.05 per load

Xtra Detergent 30 loads – $1.99
* 0.07 per load

Rite Aid

Get $3 +UP Reward wyb 2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent Liquid 45-50 oz- $3.50
$0.75/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Product, exp. 9/30/12 (SS 07/15/12)

Scenario:
Buy 2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent Liquid or Power Paks = $7
– $0.75/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Product, exp. 9/30/12 (SS 07/15/12)
– Get $3 +UP Reward wyb 2
= $3.25 for two or $1.63 each
* $0.03 to $0.04 per ounce

Gain or Cheer Laundry Detergent 24-32 Loads or Powder 30 Loads – $4.94
– $1/1 Gain Detergent, Gain Fabric Softener or Cheer Product, exp. 8/31/12 (SS 07/22/12)
= $3.94 each
* $0.12 to $0.16 per load for liquid or $0.13 per load for powder

Target

$5 Gift Card wyb 2

Up & Up Liquid Laundry Detergent 150 oz $13.99
$1.50/1 Up & Up Laundry Detergent – Target Printable
$0.75/1 Up & Up Laundry Care Item – Target Printable

Scenario:
Buy 2 Up & Up Liquid Laundry Detergent = $27.98
– $3 ($1.50/1×2) Up & Up Laundry Detergent – Target Printable
– $5 Gift Card wyb 2
= $19.98 for two or $9.99 each
* $0.07 per ounce

Tide Liquid 100 oz or Powder 53 or 68 Load – $11.99
Buy 2 = $23.98
– $2/2 Tide Detergent or Downy, exp. 8/31/12 (P&G 07/29/12)
– $1/2 Tide, Downy, or Bounce Laundry Care Item, exp. 8/29/12 (RP 07/29/12 #2, Target)
= $20.98 for two or $10.49 each
* $0.10 per ounce for liquid or $0.15 to $0.20 per load for powder

Walgreens

Sunny Smile Laundry Detergent 50 Loads – 2/$5.00 ($2.99 Each)
Buy 2 = $5
= $0.05 per load

Arm & Hammer 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent 25-32 Loads – BOGO FREE ($6.99)
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent + OxiClean, 42 Loads or 16-20ct Power Paks – BOGO FREE

Buy 2 Arm & Hammer 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent 25-32 Loads = $6.99
– $1/2 Arm & Hammer Single Use Laundry Detergent Power Paks, exp. 8/31/12 (SS 06/17/12)
= $5.99 for two or $3.00 each
* $0.09 to $0.12 per load

Walmart
* Free Shipping on Orders Over $45

All 2x Ultra Stainlifter Liquid Laundry Detergent – 150 oz – $11.97 = $0.08/oz

Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Concentrate Plus OxiClean Power Gel – 110 oz- $7.97 = $0.07/oz

Cheer BrightClean Liquid Laundry Detergent, Fresh Scent – 150 oz – $15.47 = $0.10/oz

Gain Liquid Laundry Original Fresh Detergent – 150 fl oz – $15.47 = $0.10/oz

Tide 2x Ultra With Febreze Freshness – 150 oz – $17.97 = $0.12/oz

Wisk 2X Liquid Detergent Fresh Boost – 100 fl oz – $10.67= $0.11/oz

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Minnesota Day 1: A Day of Firsts

For those of you who have missed it I am in Minnesota on “vacation.”  It’s been years since I left town and it wasn’t for a blogging conference/family reunion/wedding etc.  Already I am so much more relaxed!

I left at the crack of dawn yesterday and had my first amazing experience with in flight wi-fi- I got to post deals from 38,000 feet in the air!  I felt very impressive plugging away on my lap top while the business man in the suit next to me played games on his cell phone.  Technology is amazing sometimes.

Once I landed my friends (Bob and Emera) picked me up at the airport and we headed to the Mall of America to grab some lunch.  I have been to the mall several times before to shop but they have some very cool places to eat as well.  I will say as commercial as the Mall of America is, it’s still pretty awe-inspiring to walk inside.  The mall has different wings to shop in as well as the amusement park in the middle- so while you walk around it sounds like Busch Gardens.  They have some really cool shops we don’t have at home as well so we did a little window shopping but nothing of substance.

We ended up eating at this little place called “Pardon My French.”  They had French sandwiches, salads, soups and pastries that all looked amazing.  The girl who rang us up had one of the best French accents I have heard in the States.  I got this REALLY good chicken sandwich with red pepper on it- the sweetness from the pepper and the fresh bread made it taste incredible.  It also came with one of the best “side salads” I have ever had.  It used greens (no iceberg lettuce- yay!) and had this incredible honey dressing.

After my friends had their dessert we headed out to Ikea.

Now let me point out for the record I have NEVER BEEN to Ikea.   I always hear how amazing it is, how great the prices are and how innovative they are with their products.  It was everything I had heard and more.  The Ikea in Minneapolis is a big huge building near the Mall of America so it looks very intimidating when you pull up.  Once you get inside you have to get a map and then you take a pencil so you can write down the numbers of any items you are interested in.

The way the store works is that you walk through huge rooms full of displays.  Pretend dorm rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, laundry rooms and just about everything you can think of.  I saw couches that made me want to curl up and go to sleep.  I saw kitchens that made me green with envy.  It was like walking through HGTV!

I love the back splash in this one!

I LOVED this light fixture!  It would be way too big for my place but it’s so cool looking!

 

 My friend Bob thinks he is funny (that’s a giant vase).

In case you missed it this toilet is for Display Only.  I really hope for their sake no one has used it!

This seems to be one of the new decorating things- hanging stuff off the wall or the bottom of the shelves instead of things taking up room on the counter.

After we left Ikea we drove a few hours to the great little town where Bob and Emera live.  It’s so beautiful and quiet here- this morning as I have been working I have seen two sets of Amish go by in their buggies.  Another great relief has been the weather- after weeks of over 90 degree temperatures the high yesterday was only 83 degrees!

Once we got settled in Emera made an incredible dinner with vegetables from their garden which we ate on the front porch.  Then we packed up (note during the cooking and packing I am actually working- these guys take such good care of me) and headed over to a friend’s place to go watch the Perseid meteor shower.  Julie Wilcox from WVEC had mentioned it on Sunday morning and I had mentioned that I would like to see it.  Since in the city I can see about three stars I thought the view might be better here.

After saying hello to the property owner we walked the short distance to their fire pit and built a fire (my contribution was to ball up newspaper).  The temperature had easily dropped into the 50s at this point so it was getting cool outside.  We sat around the fire and waited for it to get pitch black outside.  Then we grabbed a big blanket and went down to the field.

Laying on our backs we saw atleast a dozen meteors streak across the sky.  You could see thousands of stars and the Milky Way looked so beautiful.  For someone who is going, going, going all the time it was so nice to sit still and just gaze.  It was pretty much the same way I feel when I watch the ocean.

That was when I had another of my “first” experiences- listening to coyotes!  I have always read the way a coyote cries described in books but never heard one in real life.  It’s such a sad sound!  Surrounded by coyotes, owls and so many other noises looking at the sky it was a perfectly peaceful evening!

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