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It's hard to believe that our youngest daughter is about to graduate high school, it feels like only yesterday she was starting kindergarten. Yet, here we are planning her grad party, and helping her prep for college. To be finished with high school is such a relief, and also one of the biggest turning points in a young person's life. There are so many life changes happening at this time, and so … [Read more...]

Salvation Army Thrift Stores Offer Big Savings This Labor Day

Back-to-school season is upon us! Whether it’s back-to-school or back-to-college, join The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center family thrift stores as they celebrate the start of a new season with the annual Labor Day sale. Visit any of the 36 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations to enjoy 50 percent off clothing on Monday, Sept. 5. Most stores will open at … [Read more...]

DYNATRAP Natural Mosquito Trap Discount & Review

We love spending time outdoors. From spring through fall, we spend a lot of our days in our backyard, and evenings on our front porch. What we don't love are the bothersome bugs. This year the Asian beetles have been a real problem. Which is upsetting after we decided to spend the money on upgrading our porch furniture. Thankfully DYNATRAP sent us The Original Insect Trap to review. The … [Read more...]

The App That’s Completely Changing Back to School Shopping

It's back to school season, which probably means that you've been stuck in an endless spending spree all month (the horror!). There is nothing more time-and-money consuming than Back to School shopping season. Why? First, you've got to manually search for and find the best deals and discounts on everything your kids need - from clothes to office supplies to your school's specific requests. Then … [Read more...]

Everyone Gets What They Want @ Rosa Mexicana Resturante #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

We are a pretty easy going family. We agree on almost everything, except when it comes to dinner. Especially, when it comes to eating out. So, how do you satisfy four teens that can't make-up their minds on Mexican, or Italian, and two adults on a budget? You pull out a smartphone, check the Restaurant.com app, that's how! That is how we found Rosa's Mexicana Resturante, and it's located only a … [Read more...]

How to Enjoy Entertainment When You’re on a Tight Budget

Many people think that if they don’t have a lot of money to spend, they can’t enjoy as much entertainment as those who have more money in their budget. But, this isn’t true – even if you’re on a tighter budget than ever before, there are still many free and extremely cheap options for entertainment that you can choose. There’s no need to be bored on a budget – whether you’re saving up, in between … [Read more...]

Deal Alert! Nakatomi Plaza: The Die Hard Collection for only $49.99

YIPPEE KI YAY, DIE HARD FANS! Fox Connect has the Nakatomi Plaza: The Die Hard Collection on-sale for only $49.99! Regularly $99.99. This will make a great Father's Day gift! Experience every action-packed Die Hard adventure on Blu-ray™, starring Bruce Willis as Detective John McClane. This incredible 6-disc set includes all 5 iconic movies — along with the Decoding Die Hard bonus disc for an … [Read more...]

Great gift idea! Restaurant.com Dinner & a Movie ONLY $30! #ReviewCrew #dinnerandamovie

The holiday season ushers in festive foods, décor, and winter's highly anticipated movies of 2015! Explore the galaxy, sing with the Chipmunks or solve a Sherlock mystery—and dine out with Specials by Restaurant.com Dinner & a Movie deal. Now through December 20th for $30, you’ll score two movie tickets PLUS a $100 Restaurant.com eGift card to redeem for a star-rated restaurant. Spend … [Read more...]

Dos Hermanos Restaurant & Market, a real hidden gem #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

One of the things I love about using Restaurant.com is finding places to eat that we've never been to, right in our own neighborhood. Our most recent find is an awesome little Mexican restaurant, and market named Dos Hermanos. This was our first time at Dos Hermanos, so we had no idea what to expect. From the street, it's the market that really stands out. When we first arrived I thought we … [Read more...]

Save with Meijer mPerks on #CyberMonday

Midwestern retailer Meijer is bringing back its incredibly popular 20 percent off mPerks coupon on Cyber Monday, enabling its customers to go digital for even more savings. I shop and save at Meijer regularly. Using mPerks is a big part of that savings. This is one Cyber Monday deal I wont be missing out on. Last year, customers saved nearly $1 million thanks to the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based … [Read more...]

HUGE Blu-ray & DVD Charity Sale #EAA

“The world has come a long way toward the realization that HIV/AIDS is everybody’s problem. In Los Angeles, no one has worked harder or more effectively than the Entertainment AIDS Alliance to wage this war by providing grants for urgent social services… and by raising awareness in an industry that is uniquely well-positioned to bring this disease to the attention of the world.” – Steve Tisch … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Enjoyed dinner and a movie with a friend. Helped our granddaughter with homework. Baked a dessert without following a recipe and loved it. Bought an item on eBay. Sold an item on a local Facebook group. Was awake working past midnight three nights in a row. Received a very nice email from a previous giveaway winner. … [Read more...]

A diamond in the rough, my latest resale find

I had been toying around with the idea of buying a game table for my family room. For our occasional family game night, and pinochle night with the girls, it has always been a pain to have to lug out the needed card table and folding chairs from the basement, which was never an easy task. Although a hassle to store, a card table and chairs can be readily setup and moved. At the time that I was … [Read more...]

Click, Save, Smile – The Future of Online Spending

Make no mistake, times have changed. Whilst once there was an unwritten rule in place that stated the cost of something was directly linked to both its quality and desirability, this trend has been replaced by a far more palatable, cash-saving dynamic. The age of online thriftiness is well and truly upon us. Whilst this doesn't necessarily extend to every avenue of life – for example, pulling out … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Have had a sinus headache for three out of the past seven days. Made my first big pot of chili of the season. Stayed awake way too late after watching American Horror Story. Stopped at a thrift store with our teenager,and ended up buying her a nice winter coat. Enjoyed having my parents over for dinner. Tripped and feel over our dog and threw my … [Read more...]

Our Mother, Daughter lunch @ Lakeshore Grill (Macy’s) @Restaurant_Com #ReviewCrew #sp

Back to school time is a busy time of year. Add together eleventh grade homework, drivers training, and our sixteen year old daughter getting her first part-time job, and it becomes just plum crazy. Yet, as crazy as it has been, we still managed to fit in a nice mother/daughter shopping day at the mall that included a fancy lunch at Lakeshore Grill inside of Macy's. The perfect way to kick-off the … [Read more...]

We have #SanDisk products to our Back to school shopping list @BestBuy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Our youngest daughter is about to start her junior year of high school. We couldn't be more proud of her, and how hard she works. The amount of school work and level of education that she is handling is way more than we had while in school. As parents, we try … [Read more...]

Live like a movie star with online coupons from Groupon

I've been fortunate to attend some pretty nice press trips over the past five years. Thanks to this blog. I've traveled all over the U.S. to visit movie sets, interview movie stars and promote films. Though each press trip has been different, the one thing they all have had in common is luxury. I can admit that staying in expensive Hotels, eating in fancy restaurants, and mingling with the stars … [Read more...]

Blast is getting a FREE Boost! How will you use an extra fifty percent? #XFINITYreviewer

Comcast recently announced it is increasing Internet speeds in Michigan at no additional charge to customers. The company will increase the speed of its popular Blast! tier by 50 percent to 75 Mbps and introduce a new Extreme 150 Mbps speed tier. This latest increase demonstrates Comcast’s ongoing commitment to continue to increase speeds for its customers, as it has virtually every year for more … [Read more...]

Planning the perfect date/movie night at home #TheLongestRide

Between work and family, life can get pretty busy. As much as I'd like to say I can do it all, that's just not my reality. There is always something that falls off the radar. As parents, that something is usually our alone time. This weekend we're working on that, and planning for the perfect movie/date night at home. Our plans consist of steaks and veggies on the grill. Drinks and snacks under … [Read more...]

Salvation Army 4Th of July sale @ 34 Metro Detroit locations

Oh, say can you see savings? Join The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center family thrift stores as they celebrate summer during the nonprofit’s annual Fourth of July Sale. Visit any of the 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations to enjoy 50 percent off clothing on Saturday, July 4. Doors will be open at the nonprofit’s 32 thrift stores from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. … [Read more...]

Save For Your Next Family Trip with a Few Easy Tips

Family vacations a great way to create lasting memories with your loved ones and strengthen or maintain strong bonds with one another. Unfortunately, you may not always have the funds to do such things. What if there was a way to save money on everyday expenses and put away funds for your next family vacation? Below are a few options to consider. Seek Out Discounts On purchases that you must … [Read more...]

Discover your pool personality with Kayak Pools #PowerofthePool

Making the decision to shop for a pool is an exciting time. When you add a pool to your yard, you're adding a lot of fun experiences for the whole family. Knowing that summer is just around the corner, it's easy to get caught up in being ready to start those fun experiences, and rush into buying. But how do you know which pool is right for you? Right for 1) family, 2) home, 3) lifestyle, and 4) … [Read more...]

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