Back-to-School Phone Tips From #Asurion

With a mobile phone high on most kids’ wish lists (and on parents’ ‘keep track of my kids’ list!), mobile insurance has become a back-to-school must have.

Mobile insurance these days can be just as or even more important as backpacks and book covers. Our teenage daughter is on her third smartphone. Her third! And this is her first year of high school. Sure, we love the security of having a good reliable phone when she stands at the bus stop each morning, but the expensive of replacing the phone, if it’s dropped or lost can be a major budget breaker! We’ve been there, and we’re not alone.

Asurion makes it easy and quick to get back in touch so you have peace of mind when your kids are not at home!

To help keep that peace of mind, here are a few back-to-school phone protection tips!

  • Invest in a good cover or case
  • Add a transparent film screen protector
  • Purchase mobile phone insurance when you buy or upgrade
  • Plug the phone charger into a surge protector
  • Go to GottaHaveMyMobile.com for more tips and tricks

This post was created in partnership with Asurion, but all thoughts are my own.

Where Everybody Belongs

I’m so proud of my daughter. She ended seventh grade with a near perfect report card, and was rewarded for giving up her free time over the school year to help others.
This week she started her school year by being chosen as a WEB leader, an upper class student assigned to welcome and assist the sixth graders as the enter middle school. She was recommended by more than one teacher, and worked really hard to do a good job. I have a feeling this is going to be a great year for my girl. I love that it is starting on such a positive note. By the way W.E.B. stands for Where Everybody Belongs.

Back To School Deal – 6 Free Items @ Vistaprint

Get ready for back to school with 6 free back to school basics! Stock up on school supplies for all of your kids’ needs. Choose from FREE Business Cards, Calendars, T-Shirts, Stamps, Tote Bags and Photo Books! The products are free, just pay for shipping!

Customize 250 Free Business cards with your contact information and any information on your children to send with them to school or new activities. Hand out the cards to new parents you meet to arrange play dates. Upload your favorite photos and create a calendar that starts in September to follow your own time frame. You can add icons and text to important dates so you never forget!
Design a customized tote bag for your kids to carry all of their belongings to and from their after school activities.

Some of these items also make for great gifts!

Shipping prices:
T-Shirt : $5.52
Calendar: $5.32
Business Cards: $7.09
Stamp: $7.09
Tote Bag: $5.52
Photo Flip Book: $7.09

Retail Coupon Round Up!

Ace Hardware – Facebook Coupon $5 off $25 Expires 8/31/12

Aeropostale – $10 off $50 or $25 off $100 Expires 9/16/12

Aeropostale – $15 off $75 Expire 8/31/12

Carter’s – Facebook Coupon 20% off $40 Expires 8/29/12

Children’s Place – Facebook Coupon 20% off purchase Expires 9/8/12

Coach Factory Store – 30% off purchase Expires 9/3/12

Dressbarn – 20% off 2 Regular Priced Items Expires 9/4/12

Express – 15% off Purchase Expires 8/28/12

Hobby Lobby – 40% off 1 regular priced item Expires 8/25/12

Yankee Candle – $20 off $45 Expires 9/3/12

Retail Coupon Round Up!

Ace Hardware – $5 off $25 Expires 8/31/12

Aeropostale - $15 off $75 Expires 8/31/12

Children’s Place – 15% – 25% off purchase Expires 8/19/12

Coach Factory Store – 30% off purchase Expires 9/3/12

Express – 15% off purchase Expires 8/28/12

Kirkland’s – $25 off $75 Expires 9/14/12

Lane Bryant – $25 off $75 Expires 8/29/12

Party City – $10 off $60 Expires 8/19/12

Yankee Candle – $20 off $45 Expires 9/3/12

Back To School Shopping @ Target (Flash Giveaway)


Target is a great place to shop for back-to-school items! Shopping at Target, and shopping early has always been my practice, and it pays off. With a lot of Target’s school supplies priced around and under $1 – we’ve been able to cross off everything on our school list with just one stop, at Target.

Time to shop! One Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $50 Target Gift Card to help with this year’s back-to-school shopping. Weather you’ll be shopping for clothes, backpacks or school supplies, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Target!

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Save $10 on Men’s, Women’s or Kids’ Athletic Shoes @ Meijer

Save $10 on 1 pair of Men’s, Women’s or Kids’ Athletic Shoes instantly when you buy $10 or more of General Mills Cereal, Nature Valley Granola Snacks, or Betty Crocker Fruit or Grain Snacks.
Excludes Sketchers, Dress, Casual, Work-wear Shoes and clearance.

Staples Back To School Sale 7/10

One Penny Sale (Sunday – Wednesday) Limit 2 Each *$5 Minimum Purchase

Staples Arrowhead Cap Erasers (Pink) – 12/Pack – $0.01
Staples School Glue (4oz.) – $0.01
Bic Round Stic Ball Point Pens (Black 8/Pack) – $0.01

$0.25 Specials (All Week) Limit 2 Each

Slider Pencil Case Assorted Colors $0.25
Bic Student Choice Mechanical Pencils (5/Pack) – $0.25
Stickies 1/2? Tape Flags (Assorted Colors) – $0.25
2-Pocket Poly Folder (Assorted Colors) – $0.25

$1 Specials (All Week) Limit 2 Each

Staples Mini-Stapler (Assorted Colors) – $1
Staples Paper Clips (Assorted Colors and Sizes) – $1
Westcott 5? Scissors (2/Pk.) – $1
Westcott 5? Scissors 7? – $1
Staples Glue Sticks 4/pk. – $1
Sharpie Permanent Markers – Fine Tip/Black 5/Pack – $1
Staples 3-Hole Binder Punch – $1
Staples Mini Writing Pads, Legal Ruled Yellow 3/Pack – $1
Staples Letter-Size Writing Pad – $1
Staples 5.5? x 4.25? Fat Memmo Book (200 Sheets) – $1
Post-It Die-Cut Notes (2/Pk.) – $1
Top – Bound Journal With Pen (Assorted Colors) – $1

$2 Specials (All Week) Limit 2

Crayola Write Start Colored Pencils 8/Pack – $2
Staedtler Xcellence 10-piece Math Set – $2
Zebra Z-Grip Animal Print Ballpoint Retractable Pens 5/Pack – $2
Staples RollerBall Pens (0.7mm-black) 12/pk. – $2
Staples Hype Retractable Highlighters (4/pk.) Assorted – $2
Staples 3?x5? Faux Leather Memo Book 80-Sheets – $2
Staples 3.4? x 3.4? memo Pad- Twirl – $2

Easy Rebate Deals: (Limit 2)

Staples 8.5? x 11? Multipurpose Paper 500 Sheets/Ream – $5.99
Send-in for a $5.74 Staples Easy Rebate
$0.25 each after Staples Easy Rebate

HP Everyday 8.5? x 11? Photo Paper (50/Pack) – $9.99
Send-In for a $8.99 Staples Easy Rebate
$1 after Rebate

Thanks, Frugal Living and Having Fun !