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Pamper Mom This Mother's Day with These Last Minute Gifts

Pamper Mom This Mother's Day with These Last Minute Gifts

May 06, 2016 by Shannon Hanrahan

Moms don’t always get the break that they deserve. Unlike a normal 9-5, their job starts from the second they open their eyes until the time they close them again for the night. Moms don’t always get the break that they deserve. This Mother’s Day, give your mom the rest that she deserves and plan a full day of pampering right from home. Can you think of a better way to show her how much you appreciate her than with spa-worthy Mother’s Day gifts? Read More


Go Above and Beyond This Mother's Day with Sun Basket

Go Above and Beyond This Mother's Day with Sun Basket

April 28, 2016 by Shannon Hanrahan

A mom’s job is never truly done, no matter how old her children get. If you think back on your childhood (and even your adulthood), you probably owe Mom more than just one day of appreciation a year for everything she has done. Here are a few short and simple ways to make it a beautiful day for the matriarch of your family. Read More


Revamp Your Patio This Spring with Overstock.com

Revamp Your Patio This Spring with Overstock.com

April 06, 2016 by Shannon Hanrahan

There’s something amazing about spring and finally being able to get back outside. If you’re looking out at your yard, porch, or roof and find that you're asking yourself how to revamp your patio, we can help you out. We’ve paired up with our friends at Overstock and brought you our favorite patio ideas to make your spring outdoor patio project affordable and easy! Read More


Spring Break Travel Ideas to Save You Money

Spring Break Travel Ideas to Save You Money

April 01, 2016 by Shannon Hanrahan

Spring is here bringing us more sunshine, fewer layers, and fun trips all season long. We should clarify, fun AND affordable trips. The age of expensive spring break trips is over, and we are here to teach you how to get the most out of your time off this year. Check out our tips on how to have an amazing time but still stick to a reasonable budget! Read More


Reasons You Should Take A Spring Break Vacation

Reasons You Should Take A Spring Break Vacation

March 21, 2016 by Shannon Hanrahan

Spring is upon us and that means it is time to travel! There’s nothing worse than the feeling you get when you’re sitting inside and staring out the window at the beautiful weather, knowing you can’t go out and enjoy it. Let us help you plan the perfect spring break vacation on a budget that you can afford to put that spring back into your step. Read More


Spring Entertaining On Your Budget

Spring Entertaining On Your Budget

March 09, 2016 by Shannon Hanrahan

The first day of spring is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited for everything that is on the way. Spring is filled with fun holidays, momentous milestones, and new incentives to get out of the house and enjoy the company of family and friends. If winter left you with a little less cash than you’d prefer, don’t panic. We are here to make sure that you have your best spring yet, on the budget that you can afford. Read More


Quick and Easy Ways to File Your Taxes

Quick and Easy Ways to File Your Taxes

January 28, 2016 by Shannon Hanrahan

Taxes seems to be a dreaded feat this time of year, but they don’t have to be! My goal is to show you how quick and easy it can be to file your taxes right from your own home, without having it cost an arm and a leg. That way you will have more money to pair with your tax return to plan that big trip you’ve been waiting to go on or pay off some debt. Read More


Budget Friendly Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Budget Friendly Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

January 12, 2016 by Shannon Hanrahan

We are almost 2 weeks into 2016; how are those New Year’s resolutions going? If you are still going strong, nice work! But if you are already finding that your priorities are shifting, or you just haven’t found the time to make some yet, that is okay. We are here to help you get back on track and keep you on budget while you are meeting all of your goals. Read More


Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

December 16, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Christmas is only a week away, and you may still have people on your list that you have no idea what to get them. Even for your closest of family members and friends, it can be hard to really find something that they want but, more importantly, need because otherwise it just seems like you are wasting your money. We have taken on the challenge of putting together some of our favorite last-minute gifts from those brands to help you stuff those stockings and decorate underneath the tree. Read More


Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday Shopping Tips

November 19, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

At Promocodes.com, it’s our job to find you the best Black Friday deals from all of your favorite stores so you won’t have to look anywhere else. Unless you like the stress of fighting for a parking spot and standing in long lines with hundreds of your closest friends, leave the 4am wake up call for someone else and shop the smart way this year! Read More


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Loosen Up

November 06, 2015

If the new shoes you bought are slightly too tight, stretch them out at home yourself. Put on a few pairs of thick socks and then the shoes and blow dry your feet for about 10 minutes, making sure to bend and flex. Keep your shoes on while they cool and then try walking around without your socks on. You should notice that they are more comfortable to wear now. Remember this will only work if they are a little too small, not if they are the wrong size entirely.


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Puppy Love

October 23, 2015

If you have a new puppy that is teething and chewing everything around the house, make them a special treat. Soak a towel in water and then ring it out. Place this in the freezer and leave it in there until it is frozen. Once it is ready, give it to your puppy and let them gnaw at it. It will soothe the pain and given them something inexpensive to chew on. Just watch that they don't start ripping it up and eating it.


Easy Ways to Save This Halloween

Easy Ways to Save This Halloween

October 02, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Aisles are filling with candy, stores are getting creepier, and kids are starting to get antsy for a night out. That can only mean one thing: Halloween is almost here. It is the one night a year that it is completely acceptable, actually encouraged, to pretend to be whomever and whatever you want. But while there are ghosts and witches around every corner, the only thing you should actually be scared of is overspending on the holiday. Read More


Weekend Tailgating on a Budget

Weekend Tailgating on a Budget

September 24, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Tailgating is a right of passage for the fall and a lifestyle at that for many people. From college campuses to major cities across the country, food is prepared, tables are set up, and parties are started every weekend until the final touchdown of the season is made. We are here to make sure you look like a pro, while also saving you the most amount of money. Read More


Budget Friendly Ways to Use Pumpkin This Fall

Budget Friendly Ways to Use Pumpkin This Fall

September 17, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

If you are willing to do the work, you can use pumpkins for DIY “projects” all around the house. It will of course save you money as opposed to constantly buying pre-made pumpkin products at the store, but it also opens up the opportunity for low-cost activities to do with the family, friends, and even significant others! So take advantage of being able to buy pumpkins whenever you want over the next couple of weeks Read More


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Salty Bedtime Ritual

September 11, 2015

Having a difficult time getting your little one to bed now that they are back in school? Why not try adding some Epsom salts to their normal bath time ritual. You can even do it for yourself! Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate and is easily absorbed into the body. Magnesium helps produce serotonin, therefore promoting relaxation and an overall calm feeling. So by replenishing the body of magnesium at the end of the day, you can aid in your child’s night sleep. Just add 2 cups of Epsom salt to the bath and try it out!


Budget Friendly Labor Day Weekend Activities

Budget Friendly Labor Day Weekend Activities

September 04, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Summer is unofficially coming to an end this weekend. Because back to school season is already an expensive time, you might be hesitant to do anything other than mope around the house. Let us help you turn those frowns upside down with some alternative ways for you to spend your Labor Day weekend and stay on a budget. Read More


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Keep Asking for S'more

September 02, 2015

Fall and bonfires were made for each other. You don’t need to have a fire pit of your own or a ton of money to make your favorite treats though. You can make your own personal s’mores roaster with just a few materials! Grab an unglazed terra cotta pot and line it with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Then add charcoal and light! Be sure to let it cool a little bit before you start so you don’t burn yourself.


Brew A Cup of Coffee to Save Money

Brew A Cup of Coffee to Save Money

August 25, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

If you added up every coffee trip at the end of the month, the damage would probably be a pretty significant amount, depending how often you go. Which could be the difference between taking the much-needed vacation at the end of the year and not being able to afford it. Don’t do that to yourself! It may be tired advice, but let us show you how to save money brewing your own cup! Read More