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Last Minute Gift Idea that will benefit you, plus a $100 Giveaway! #GEGCFuel20

December 22, 2014

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I do prefer to give a gift over a gift card any day, it’s just more personal. But, let’s face it, sometimes we are so busy that we forget (been there) or truly have to buy for that person that we just don’t know what to get them (teenagers). Here are a few reasons why I do prefer to buy gift cards:

1. Family in far away places – Gift cards are fantastic if you have to give a gift to someone who lives far away. Shipping costs can add up so a gift card does not cost any extra to send! 🙂

2. Someone you don’t really know – we always have that person in the family, friend, or work gift exchange that we really don’t know that well. They might be a new boyfriend/girlfriend or you might be that new boyfriend/girlfriend.

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10 Great Articles, Deals, and DIY Remedies for the week of 12/21

December 21, 2014

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1. Lemon, Ginger, and Honey All Natural Remedy for Colds – this sounds amazing and I’m definitely going to make this next week. That way it will be ready to go once we have the first sign of a cold!


2. How to make a Christmas Bow – you have to watch this! I am definitely going to try that this week when I am wrapping all of my Christmas gifts.

3. DIY Organic Vapor Rub – I have wanted to do this FOREVER! So excited to find this recipe this week. So, so  much healthier than Vick’s. I will be giving this a try next week as well. Continue Reading…

12 Days of Savings | Day 12 – Save on items throughout the year

December 21, 2014

I try to do a lot of my shopping throughout the year. Not because I really want to get it done before Thanksgiving, but because I take advantage of sales all year long. If I see something that I know someone will like, and it’s a great deal, I will snatch it up!

This is true for birthdays, anniversaries, or even hostess gifts. Just keep your eyes open for good deals all year long.

1. Holidays – you will find most fantastic sales during or around a holiday – President’s day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day. They will all be surrounded by amazing sales.
– Easter will have some great toy sales
– Back to school will have markers, pencils, colored pencils, papers, etc. Any type of office or back to school item is on sale

2. End of Season Sales – Stock up on items at the end of each season when things are significantly reduced

3. Going out of business sales – If a store is going out of business they will have some very reduced items. One of my favorite toy stores, Larson’s in Upper Arlington, is closing next month. They will be having some significantly reduced items on sale after Christmas

Lia Sophia is having over 85% off of their jewelry since they are going out of business. Great ways to stock up for Christmas this year or next, birthdays, or anniversaries!

4. Host a Party – host a party so you can get free items either for yourself or to stock up on free gifts! At the end of the month I am so excited to host my first Ava Anderson party! But there are so many others out there that you can host – Pampered Chef, Stella & Dot, etc.

There are just so many ways to save on gifts throughout the year. Not only will you save money but you will also not be as stressed come Holiday time. Enjoy and let me know some ways that you save and stock up on gifts throughout the year!


12 Days of Savings | Day 1 – Swagbucks
12 Days of Savings | Day 2 – Buy, Sell, Trade Groups on Facebook
12 Days of Savings | Day 3 – Use your God Given Talents
12 Days of Savings | Day 4 – Quality over Quantity
12 Days of Savings | Day 5 – How to Have a Better Success Rate with Your DIY Project
12 Days of Savings | Day 6 – Regifting
12 Days of Savings | Day 7 – Cash Back Reward Sites
12 Days of Savings | Day 8 – Use Rewards Points for Free Gifts
12 Days of Savings | Day 9 – Shop Second Hand
12 Days of Savings | Day 10 – Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
12 Days of Savings | Day 11 – Fun Free Christmas Activities to do with the Family

Lucky’s Deals | 12/17-12/31

December 18, 2014

Here are the deals at Lucky’s this week. Don’t forget to bring your own bags to receive $.10 off each bag you bring or a wooden coin per bag. The wooden coins are donated to either the Kossuth Street Garden, The Dick and Jane Project, and/or Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services. My kiddo loves the coins and it is a great way to start teaching how to give back at a young age.

On Wednesdays they have double add day, meaning the ads from last week and this week are combined into a SUPER add day! Enjoy and let me know if there are additional deals that you find! 🙂

All Natural Bone-In Rib Roasts & Steaks $5.99/lb

La Bonne Vie Double Creme Brie Wedge $2.99

Boulder Canyon Kettle Chips $1.25

Pineapples $.98/each

Horizon Organic Cream Cheese $2

Hillandale Farms Cage Free Eggs $2.50

Reiter Dairy Sour Cream $2.50

Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice $4.99
$.75/1 59 oz orange juice
$4.24 each

Stahlbush Frozen Fruit $2.99/each

Stahlbush Frozen Veggies $1.67/each

TruWhip Whipped Topping $2.99/each
$1/1 coupon

Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Crusts $2.99/each

Jen’s Ice Cream Pint $7.99 each

Lucky’s Market Cheese Shreds, 8 oz $2.99 each

Lucky’s Market Ciabatta Bread $2.50

Bulk – Rolled Oats $.69/lb

Bulk – Thompson Raisins $2.49/lb

Bulk – Walnut Halves & Pieces $7.99/lb

Bulk – Unbleached AP Flour $.69/lb

Simply Organic Spices 35% off
$.50 to $1/1 – see multiple coupons
multiple coupons
Prices will vary

Field Day Organic Salsa $2.50/each

Boursin Cheese $5.49 each
$1/1 on checkout 51
$4.49 each

Poland Springs Sparkling Water, 1 L $1

Oasis Naturals Hummus $2.50/ each

Pacific Foods Organic Broth $2/each
$.75/1 coupon
$1.25 each

Organic Avocados $.98/each

Organic Valencia Oranges $.99/lb

Organic Bunched Broccoli $1.99/lb

Local Organic Fingerling Potatoes $2.50/each
$.25 on Checkout 51

Organic Red or Golden Delicious Apples $.99/lb

Organic Raspberries $2.99/each

Organic Baby Peeled Carrots $1.50/ each
$.25 on Checkout 51
$1.25 each

Organic Whole or Sliced Mushrooms $2

Organic Romaine Hearts $2.99/each

 Newman’s Own Organic Creme Filled Cookies $1.50

Simply Organic Gravy Packets $.99/each

Wholesome Sweeteners’ Sugars 30% Off

Shagbark See & Mill Corn Tortilla Chips $2.99 each 

Spectrum Essential Supplements 20% off
$2/1 coupon
Prices will vary

Garden of Life Organic Raw Meal, Protein & Perfect Food 20% off
$3/1 coupon
Prices will vary

Aura Cacia Essential Oils 20% off
$1/1 coupon
prices will vary

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