Amazon Shoppers! Save at Checkout w/ Instant No-Rush Shipping Discounts


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So here is one more way to save big on select items on;  if you can wait a little longer for your order to arrive chose no rush shipping! You will get a promotional reward or discount on your order when you select FREE No-Rush Shipping at checkout. Don’t need your order right away? With FREE No-Rush Shipping, you either earn rewards on future purchases or receive discounts immediately, simply for agreeing to receive your order in 6 business days .

As you shop Amazon keep your eyes peeled for no-rush shipping options at checkout – note that these discounts are not available for every item.

This new Instant No-Rush Shipping Discount appears to be available for both Prime and non-Prime accounts and gives you the option to opt for slower shipping  in exchange for an instant discount on your order.

The second option you might receive at checkout is a No-Rush Shipping Reward for Prime Members only. Choose FREE No-Rush Shipping at checkout (typically takes about 5 business days) and Amazon will automatically apply a $5 Prime Pantry credit or a $1 credit for eBooks & more to your account once your order ships.

Amazon then keeps track of these rewards for you and automatically adds them to your account once your FREE No-Rush order ships.

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!

Whole30 on a Budget: 7 Ways I’m Saving Money And Doing Whole30


I posted a pic of me trying to fall in love with La Croix water and asked for advice.  While I received tons of great ideas I also got a lot of questions about how to do Whole30 on a budget.

I am 15 days in and here is what I have learned about staying Whole30 compliant AND saving some money.

1.  I started shopping at  ALDI.  For produce, organic meats and organic nuts, spices, eggs etc. ALDI has had the best prices by far.  It is a little out of the way for me but I make it buy about once a week.  You could also price match ALDI at  Walmart.

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2.  I still use the Buy Ahead Principle. When something you know you will use is on a great sale or/and you have a coupon stock up!  I stocked up on olive and coconut oil from  before starting. They have  great prices, frequent sales and usually Free shipping on their brand.   (By the way if you are new to Vitacost and click thru this link you’ll get a free $10 credit!)

RXBar3.  I have price alerts set up on Amazon. Compliant Larabars and RX bars are about the Only way I have survived thus far.  So I set up a price alert for when they go on any kind of sale.

4.  I menu plan like a crazy woman It is a major step up from my former minimalist planning. Now all the produce and meat that makes its way into our house is planned for, so it does not go bad before I use it.


5. I have scored some surprisingly Great deals on organic and natural meats at Target.  Who knew?  If I hit my target at just the right time they have marked down meats considerably.  Like today for example, organic grass fed beef for $4.99/lb.  It was on sale for $7.99, then they had $3 off coupons attached.

6.  I don’t buy everything organic. I buy what I can and what is on sale or close in price to non organic. If the organic alternative is not on sale or just too much I buy the best I can and don’t worry about it. 🙂

7.  I buy a lot less “stuff”.  Shopping just the outside aisles you buy a lot less other stuff. No creamer, no chips, no crackers, no cheese sticks, no yogurt, no honey, no tortillas…. you get the point. 🙂  This diet cuts out a lot of our regular items and that frees up some room in the budget.

This is how I am making Whole30 happen in our house.  If you are or have been on it what are you best money saving ideas? I would love to hear them!

Half Off Depot: Enjoy The City Knoxville Coupon Book Deal

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Half Off Depot has two Enjoy The City Knoxville coupon book deals going on right now. These Enjoy the City coupon books have coupons that don’t expire until December 2014. So, there is plenty of time to save money with them.

These books are great to buy for yourself or they would make perfect gifts for anyone who lives in Knoxville. Why? In the book I have (2013) there was a coupon for a FREE oil change from Firestone, FREE Papa John’s Pizza and FREE Donut and Bagel from Dippin Donuts all with no purchase required. There are also coupons for Burger King, Regal Cinemas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more. To see all the coupons in the book go HERE.

Here are the deals :

• $12 ($26.95 value) for 1 local coupon book & Free Shipping
$40 ($106.95 value) for 5 local coupon books & Free Shipping