Tax Free Weekend 2017 In Tennessee Starts July 28th, Here’s How to Be Ready

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The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is now held the last Friday in July and ends the following Sunday night. This year’s free holiday weekend begins Friday, July 28 this year and ends just before midnight on Sunday, July 30. 11:59 p.m.

What is tax free? Clothing items $100 or less, school supply items $100 or less and computers $1,500 or less. You can see all tax free items (and all excluded items) here!

I also wanted to remind everyone online purchases for qualifying items are tax free too! This is from the Sales Tax Holiday Fact Sheet:

The holiday also includes purchases of qualified items sold via mail, telephone, e-mail or Internet if the customer orders and pays for the item and the retailer accepts the order during the holiday for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period.

If you want to know how to make the most of tax free weekend, these Tax Free Weekend: Eight Shopping Tips To Maximize Your Savings still apply!

Starbucks: 50% Off Any Macchiato Drink

Starbucks fans!  Starbucks is offering you  50% off any macchiato through June 28, 2017!  Just go here, enter your phone number and you will receive a text with the coupon.

Limit 1 per person.

Valid June 21-28, 2017 only.

Old Navy $1 Flip Flop Sale June 24th In-Store & For First Time EVER Online!

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Just wanted to put Old Navy’s $1 Flip-Flop Sale on your calendar! This year the sale will take place on Saturday, June 24th for one day only and customers will be able to purchase $1 solid-colored flip-flops for the whole family in-stores and for the first time ever- online!! If you’re an Old Navy cardholder you will be able to shop the pre-sale on Saturday, June 17th in-stores only.

The offer is valid in all Old Navy stores in the US (check local stores for hours) online! Limit 10 per customer, while supplies last.



Zoo Knoxville: $5 Off Admission for Knox, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane County Residents (June 5-8)

To kick off summer, Zoo Knoxville is offering residents of nine local counties $5 off general zoo admission Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8, 2017. Residents of Knox, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane counties are eligible for discounted admission.

The zoo is offering this discount to encourage locals to visit on a weekday before peak tourist season. “We have had a lot of interest from our local residents about all the exciting new things happening at Zoo Knoxville. We hope by offering discounted admission on days when our crowds are lighter it will encourage an early summer ‘day-vacation’ so they can experience it for themselves. Residents of Knox and our neighboring counties are great zoo supporters and our best zoo ambassadors for tourists visiting our area, and we appreciate them.”

We finally made it to the Tiger Forest at Asian Trek exhibit last week and it is fantastic! The zoo also has a full schedule of encounters with animal ambassadors and talks by animal caretakers, camel rides and the Clayton Safari Splash water play area available daily.
To receive $5 off zoo admission, residents of eligible counties may show any identification with their address at the zoo’s ticket window. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (58-Count) just $0.14 Per Bar Shipped!

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Do you need to stock up on some summertime, pool, hiking etc snacks?!

Amazon has Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Count for just $9.11 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!  Plus you there is an extra 10% off coupon you can clip, that made them just $8.15 for me! That’s like paying only $0.14 per bar!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Target: 2 Free Packs of Seventh Generation Baby Wipes After Ibotta (Regularly $2.99 Each)

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Through May 27th, Ibotta is offering up a high value $3 cash back rebate when you shop at Target and buy any Seventh Generation Baby Personal Care item – any variety and any size (limit 2).  That means you can get two free packages of wipes! Here’s the deal:

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Baby Wipes (64-Count)- $2.99
Buy 2 = $5.98
Out of Pocket=$5.98
Submit for $3 cash back via Ibotta when you buy Seventh Generation Baby Personal Care item (limit 2) = $6 cash back
Final cost= 2 packs of wipes for Free

Don’t forget new users can get a FREE $10 ibotta bonus right now!

How I Got Transfer Stains Out of My Beloved White Jeans for $2

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I have a new pair of white jeans that I love.

Not paying attention I washed those white jeans with regular jeans.  I still didn’t pay attention when I threw them in the dryer.  But then, I paid attention and almost cried. My new white jeans had blue streaks All Over Them.   I was sad over being careless, missing my jeans and not wanting to pay for another pair. 🙂

I panicked slightly, asked for help , and got lots of great suggestions and tips.  In my research I also learned that you should not us bleach, at least on all over stains,  unless the fabric is 100% cotton.  My jeans ware not and bleach can cause other fabrics to yellow.  Because the dye was all over I went with Carbona Color Run Remover.

I also bought some Rit Color Remover just in case this did not work!

I filled my kitchen sink and soaked the jeans in cold water and Carbona. The directions called for one to three minutes, I soaked for 7 just for good measure. (I have not idea if this is wise or not, but I really wanted the blue streaks out of my jeans.)


I then washed them ALONE in cold water.  I am happy to report that it totally worked! My white jeans are as good as new!

A few other popular suggestions were to soak over night in Oxi-Clean or Oxi-Clean and vinegar, Fels Naptha bar and Grandma’s Secret Stain remover from JoAnn’s.