The Greatest Gifts for Grads are at Best Buy #GreatestGrad @BestBuy

Disclosure: 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.

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Our youngest daughter is about to start her sophomore year of high school. Every time I think about it, I can’t believe how fast time is going by. As we enjoy graduation season with our friends and family this year – I can’t help but think that this will be us in just three short years. Three short years! The planning, the parties, and then the emotional big step to college. I’m not really sure I’ll be ready in just three years, but ready or not – it’s happening. It’s never too early to plan ahead, and plan smart. I’m getting a lot of advice from the parents of graduates this year. Like what a difference a smart gift can make. No matter what path a grad is taking, Best Buy Gift Center has the greatest gift options for everyone.

Moving out: Gifts for the Grad that is getting ready for college or may be simply moving out into the world on their own, help them get all set up.

Networker: Grad that uses technology to keep totally connected while on the go with a variety of devices. This tech forward Grad leans on devices to make life easier go having the latest and greatest is always a priority.

Fitness Fanatic: Gifts for this grad include tech and small appliances that play to their healthy, on the go, athletic nature. Out for a run, in the kitchen or at the gym, a great gifts for this grad helps them stay on track in many ways.

Since our daughter already has plans of leaving us for a college out of state, any number of these recommended gifts will help get her on her feet:

  • Stone Bake Pizza Oven
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • 4-Slice Toaster Oven
  • Sony Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player
  • Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator
  • Keurig Elite Single-Serve Brewer
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 – 16GB Tablet
  • Asus Transformer T100 32GB Tablet
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 16GB Tablet
  • HP Slate 7 Plus 7 Tablet
  • HP Envy Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
  • mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Mini
  • Hoover WindTunnel 2 Vacuum
  • Thule Crossover Backpack

Or my favorite gift idea “LG Microwave + Pizza Oven”!
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Join the party!

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting two Grads Twitter Parties on Thursday June 19th (6/19) at 7PM CST and Tuesday June 24 (6/24) at 7PM CST.

Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #GreatestGrad with your favorite Grad’s Gift ideas from Best Buy.

New DVD & Blu-ray Movie Coupons

Whether you’re shopping for a last minute Mother’s day gift or adding to your own home collection, there are several new movie coupons avaible. Print & save!

$5.00 off The Secret Life of Walter Mitty $5.00 off Enough Said on DVD or Blu-ray

$5.00 off Baggage Claim on DVD or Blu-ray $5.00 off The Book Thief on DVD or Blu-ray

$5.00 off Little House on the Prairie Season 2 dvd $3.00 off FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC dvd

$3.00 off DVD of Barefoot $3.00 off Gimme Shelter DVD or Blu-ray

$3.00 off any featured Blu-ray movies or DVDs

800razors.com Review

Razors are a major necessity in our family. Myself, my husband and our daughters, we each rely on them. This I can except, but what I can’t except is the price of a good razor! Not being able to skimp when it comes to razors, because let’s face it – not all brands are equal, I tend to stockpile them whenever I find a good deal. Which is not very often these days.

Now I know about 800razors.com!

800razors.com is a web business selling razors for both men and woman. They offer low price razors that compete with the quality of a brand name. What I like about 800razors.com is that they stand behind their product, a money back “Burn-Free Guarantee”. You can make a one time purchase, or for busy families, they also offer subscription deals, where razors are sent by the amount of time specified by the customer. The more you buy – the more you save.

I recently received a Men’s 5 Blade Razor, and a Women’s 5 Blade Razor, along with cartridges for each from 800razors.com to review. A $9.99 value each.

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From the first use, I noticed the handle on the women’s razor has a nice shape, easy to grip and control while using. Unlike several of the brands I’ve used in the past. The five blade system does a nice job. Leaving my skin smooth, and without any sigh of burn. The instructions suggested that soap is optional, but I am a woman very stuck in my ways, and just can’t image shaving without cream or soap.

My husband has had a very similar experience with the men’s razor we receive. He also used shaving cream on his face.

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Overall, I’d say that our experience with the products sent by 800Razors.com has been a pretty a good one. If and when we run through our large stockpile of razors I might even consider opening a subscription.

Visit their official website at 800razors.com.

Be social with 800razors.com on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.

Retail Coupon Round Up!

Aeropostale – $10 – $25 off purchase Expires 5/4/14

Carter’s Facebook coupon- 15% – 20% off purchase Expires 4/30/14

Hobby Lobby – 40% off 1 regular priced item Hurry! Expires 4/26/14

Kohl’s – 20% off purchase Expires 4/30/14

Macy’s – 20% off purchase Expires 4/27/14

Party City – $5 off $50 Expires 4/30/14

Ulta – $3.50 off $10 Expires 5/11/14

Amazon $50 Gift Card Giveaway, 3 Winners!

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I love shopping Amazon, I often find great deals on household items, cleaners, even paper products. It’s nice to shop online and not have to deal with crowded stores, and long check out lines, yet still score some great deals. Did you know that Amazon has coupons? Clicking a coupon is easy, and a great way to gain even more savings while shopping Amazon!

Want to try it for free? Three Five Dollar Shake readers will win a $50 Amazon gift card to shop with. You must have a valid email address to enter, and be 18+ to win. Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post sharing how often you shop online. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on May 7th.

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Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale #BookstockMI

Bookstock’s back at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place, offering incredible deals on used books and media. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit.

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As much as I love movies, I also enjoy reading. It’s something I share with my entire family. Sometimes, there is just nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book, and getting lost in then story. Yet, books don’t also come cheap. So, I’m super excited to share about Bookstock! A local event to help families enjoy books, and other media at awesome bargain prices.

WHAT IS BOOKSTOCK?
Bookstock is an annual, non-profit used book and media sale. It is a highly visible event with thousands of shoppers. All merchandise sold comes from donations and all workers and organizers are volunteers. Proceeds from the sale, after deducting expenses, are donated to non-profit organizations. Merchandise remaining after the sale is donated to area non-profit organizations and schools.

Thousands of Pre-sorted books and merchandise!

  • Current fiction
  • Non Fiction
  • Books on tape
  • Children’s books
  • Cookbooks
  • CD’s
  • DVD’s

WHEN AND WHERE DOES BOOKSTOCK TAKE PLACE?
Bookstock takes place April 27-May 4, 2014 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Michigan.
On Sunday, April 27, 8:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m., there is a Pre-Sale for which there is a $20 entrance fee. After that, admission is free.
Hours are 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on both Sundays.

WHAT BENEFITS DOES BOOKSTOCK GENERATE?
Bookstock benefits the entire community by recycling gently used books and media and then offering them for sale at value prices. Most books and media range in price from $1-$4, although there are “special selections” (more valuable books) at various price points.

In 12 years, Bookstock has donated just shy of $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations in Detroit and the metro area, including those comprising its coalition. Additionally, Bookstock donates large quantities of unsold books to other non-profit organizations and schools. For example, the Salvation Army receives the bulk of the remaining books and media. Bookstock also underwrites a scholarship at the Wayne State University School of Library Science and supports the Bookstock Fund, a literacy fund that provides micro-grants to enhance literacy and learning in Detroit and the metro area.

WHAT ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS DOES BOOKSTOCK OFFER?

  • Bookstock’s Monday Madness, Monday, April 28, all day: Each purchaser receives an envelope with varying prizes. Prizes are randomly varied in each envelope but a single envelope could include gift cards, coupons and/or a giveaway.
  • Teacher Appreciation Night, Tuesday, April 29, 3:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.: Teachers with valid i.d.’s receive a 50% discount.
  • Bookstock B.E.S.T. Award, Tuesday, April 29, 5:00 p.m.: The B.E.S.T. Award is given to the winners of a contest open to fourth grade students in the Detroit Public Schools based on submission of a one page essay about their favorite books. Five students, their teachers, and their schools all receive monetary awards.
  • Booksbuster Sale, Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1, 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: For every three items purchased, a fourth one may be gotten for free (it must be the least expensive of the four chosen).
  • Half-Price Sale, Sunday, May 4, all day: All books and media are half price.

This is an incredible event for the entire community!

For more information about Bookstook, call the Bookstock hotline (248) 645-7840, ext. 365 or visit www.bookstock.info. You can also follow along on Facebook. Laurel Park Place is located on 6 Mile Road east of I-275 in Livonia.

I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media. All opinions expressed are my own.

Deal Alert! Movies & Music Gift Cards

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Stop in your local Rite-Aid location for a couple of great entertainment gift card deals!

AMC Theatres Gift Card $25
Get $5 +Up Reward (limit 2 offers)
Final Cost $20!

iTunes Gift Card $30
Use the $5/1 In-Ad Coupon
Final Cost $25!

Offers are valid through 4/12/14.

Target Pharmacy Makes My Life Easier #TargetSponsored

I’m a Target shopper, have been for years. It’s my go to store to purchase household items, gifts, and even groceries. I’m happy to share that Target is now my family pharmacy. Being a working mom, my time is often limited, so I appreciate being able to cross so many things of my to-do list with one stop at Target.

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Here are some examples of how Target Pharmacy makes my life easier:

Flip the Script
You can transfer to a Target Pharmacy in-store, online or from your phone.

Text Alerts
Get a text as soon as your prescription is ready.

$4 Generics

Brand-name equivalent prescriptions are available for less.

Prevention/Vaccines
No appointments required to get the shots you need.

PetRx
Target Pharmacy stocks many pet prescriptions!

Pharmacy Rewards
Enjoy 5% off a day of Target shopping after filling five eligible prescriptions. Access online tools to track your progress and view rewards. You can even add other people to your account to accrue rewards faster.

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I recently transferred and filled our daughter’s monthly prescription to our local Target Pharmacy. I did it using my cell phone, and it was super easy! The script was ready for me in less than thirty minutes. Which was plenty of time for me to walk through the store and shop for the things on my list. The pharmacy tech was pleasant, efficient, and took the time to ask me if I had any questions. I didn’t this time, but it’s sure nice to know that in the future, I have someone willing to take the time if and when I do have questions.

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Are you a Target shopper?

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All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.