Monday, July 14, 2014

Kohl's 30% off and FREE Shipping (no minimum) Exp. 7/20/14

Get 30% off and Free shipping with these codes when you use your Kohl's charge. You can use up to 2 codes per order. Expires 7/20/14

Promo Code(s):
  • BEACH30 (30% off) for cardholders
  • JULYMVC (free shipping, no minimum)

Additional savings

Do you use Swagbucks? You can get 2 swagbucks for every dollar spent.

Free 2 Week Trial of Hulu Plus

Get 2 weeks of Hulu Plus FREE for new and previous subscribers.

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Click here to sign up for a 2 week free trial. Cancel anytime before the trial period and you will not get charged. The sign up requires you to enter your credit card information.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshops in Collegeville, PA


Free College Financial Planning Workshop to Unlock College Funding Secrets and Strategies


College Admissions and Finanical Aid Planning Workshop
Eventbrite College Planning Workshops 
Collegeville, PA

See links below to register via Eventbrite 


Join us at one of our FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshops that will focus on high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. We’ll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost efficient basis, without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.

In this workshop, you will learn:

How to increase your college-related tax deductions and tax credits.
How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school.
Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts.
How to lower your “out-of-pocket” costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Things to do near Royersford: Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Turkeys at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

The Schuylkill River in Upper Providence Township forms a natural backdrop to this 15-acre display of wild animals and raptors indigenous to Pennsylvania. Picnicking and fishing are popular along the river, and a short, scenic hike will lead you to the Schuylkill Canal Park in Mont Clare.
In one visit to the park’s Wildlife Center you can see foxes, deer, wolves, rabbits, a bald eagle, many varieties of owls, hawks, turkeys and an assortment of farm animals. A seasonal butterfly garden and turtle pond will delight all ages, while a newly opened permanent exhibit entitled The Schuylkill Wilds features creatures found in and around the Schuylkill River. Turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, a skunk and a mink are on view throughout this indoor space. The site continues to improve and develop, so stay tuned as new exhibits and activities are added.

Fun events for the family, especially young children, happen throughout the year. Group tours and field trips are welcomed, but prior arrangements are needed. Call the office to schedule your group trip. The site is open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 



2014 Calendar of Events

Monday, July 7, 2014

Free Dinner Workshops for College Planning


Register via Eventbrite.com (see links for each workshop listing below)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Free MP3 Album: The Best Healing Music for Relaxation, Meditation & Sleep

The Best Healing Music for Relaxation, Meditation & Sleep with Nature Sounds: Ocean Waves, Vol. 2

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CBUN4H8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00CBUN4H8&linkCode=as2&tag=thefreblo08-20&linkId=Z6QFVC7VZWP4VLVC

Free album download on Amazon.com


Each MP3 contains 30 minutes of ocean sounds for relaxation, meditation and sleep. This offer will be available for a limited time only

Each MP3 contains 30 minutes of ocean sounds for relaxation, meditation and sleep. This offer will be available for a limited time only. - See more at: http://thefreebieblogger.com/125083/free-ocean-waves-mp3-download/#sthash.UJBJbFd5.dpuf
Each MP3 contains 30 minutes of ocean sounds for relaxation, meditation and sleep. This offer will be available for a limited time only. - See more at: http://thefreebieblogger.com/125083/free-ocean-waves-mp3-download/#sthash.UJBJbFd5.dp

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kohl's 30% off and Free Shipping (with Kohl's Charge) Exp. 6/29/14

Get 30% off and Free shipping with these codes when you use your Kohl's charge. You can use up to 2 codes per order. Expires 6/29/14

Promo Code(s):
  • GREAT30 (30% off)
  • FREEMVC (free shipping, no minimum)

Additional savings

Do you use Swagbucks? You can get 2 swagbucks for every dollar spent.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

15% off Coupon Code for 1-800-Petmeds.com (exp. 6/30/14)

Use coupon code TRY15 to get 15% off your total order.

Also, shipping is free on orders of $39+ (no coupon code required)

This deal expires on 6/30/14

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

AC Moore Kids Festival - Saturday, June 7 from 11 am to 3 pm

Find a Store Nearest You!

Upper Providence Parks and Recreation Summer Ticket Program 2014

Discounted tickets can be purchased through the Upper Providence Township Office
1286 Black Rock Road
- 610-933-9179

Tickets are available Monday, through Friday - 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
and the Upper Providence Township Recreation Center
499 Hopwood Road - 484-391-2390

 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Kohl's Coupons: 30% and Free Shipping with Kohl's charge (exp. 5/21/14)

Get 30% off and Free shipping with these codes when you use your Kohl's charge. You can use up to 2 codes per order. Expires 5/21/14
Promo Code(s):
  • SHIPPINGMVC
  • SAVENOW30

Additional savings

Einstein Open House on May 31st (Collegeville)

    Collegeville Open House

    05/31/2014

    10:00 am - 01:00 pm



    • Location
    • Einstein Healthcare Network Collegeville
    • Providence Town Center
    • Collegeville,PA19426

    Einstein Healthcare Network Collegeville is holding an open house.
    Take a tour of our new facility and talk with physicians, therapists and staff one-on-one about what services and programs are available for you and your family.

    Featured events include:
    • Screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose and balance for adults
    • Free kids' bike helmet with a complimentary fitting from MossRehab Pediatric Therapy (limited quantities - first come, first served)
    • Education about our advanced diagnostic imaging technology
    • Giveaways
    • Refreshments

    This event will be held rain or shine.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Free Chips and Cheese at California Tortilla (4/15/14 Only)

FREE  CHIPS  AND  QUESO  ON  TAX  DAY

That’s right—because you pay big cheese on Tax Day, we’re going to give you some free cheese right back. All you have to do is make a purchase at any California Tortilla on Tuesday, April 15th and when you say the secret password “Taxes Shmaxes,” we’ll give you free Chips and Queso or Salsa.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Kohl's Deals: 30% off, Free Shipping + earn $10 Kohl's Cash

  • Get 30% off with coupon code SHOP30 ends 4/2/14
  • Get free shipping with no minimum order with coupon code WESHIPFREE
    ends 4/2/14
  • Get $10 Kohl's cash for every $50
Earn Kohl's Cash

From 12am (CDT) March 26 to 11:59pm (CDT) March 30, 2014 everyone gets $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent in store, online & at the kiosk on all sale-, regular- and clearance-priced merchandise!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Making sure that your total bill is correct

Nothing is fool-proof, even with the scanning technology that we have today. Computers will do only what they are programmed to do - including overcharging you for that bag of carrots if the price was not updated correctly in the system!

I take my time shopping around for the best deals and matching my coupons - all that work would be a total waste if my purchases do not scan correctly or my coupons do not scan or do not double.

Problem

How many times have you been charged incorrectly? How many times did your coupon not scan or did not double? Well, if you are not checking your total bill, then you would not know, right?

I have had many instances where my total bill was incorrect that were due to:
  • item ringing up with the incorrect price
  • cashier punching in the wrong code for a produce item (which seems to always end up to be the more expensive item!)
  • cashier ringing up the item more than once
  • coupon not scanning
  • coupon not doubling
Just last week, I had an extra item ring up. It was a $3 difference from what my expected total was. I wouldn't have noticed that if I didn't know what my total should be. There are also many times that a coupon did not double. The store couldn't explain it to me, just that sometimes the computers do not work as they are supposed to. They manually double the coupon for me with no problems.

Solution

Out of MilkI have been using an App on my phone to keep track of my purchases (including the coupons) and it has saved me money that I would otherwise have wasted.
 There are many grocery list app out there but I have found that the Out of Milk App meets my needs. It is a free app and is very user-friendly.




To keep track of my purchases:
  1. I scan or enter each item that I put in my cart.
  2. Out of Milk also has a field for coupons so that you can enter the actual price of the product and then enter the coupon amount in a separate field and it reduces the net price by the coupon. This is helpful because it is easier to match the prices on the receipt when I have to check my receipt if my total is off.
  3. I don't worry too much about what items are taxable or not. I just go by the total on my App and compare that with the total (before tax) before I pay.
  4. Another thing that I have found useful is to group my coupons by amount and then list (on a piece of paper) how many coupons of each amount I have. I have separate totals for coupons that double and ones that do not and then have a final total of coupons. (I usually save about 30% of my grocery bill just on coupons alone, so it is a big chunk of money and definitely worth the time for me to make sure they were all scanned).
If my total is off:
  1. First, I check the total coupon savings printed on the receipt against my total coupons. That's how I can quickly make sure that all my coupons were scanned (and doubled) correctly.
  2. If it's a coupon issue, then I scan the coupons by amount to make sure I have the correct count for each (I hand the coupons in groups by amount so it is easy to see).
  3. If all coupons scanned and there is still an issue, then I check if any of them did not double as they were supposed to.
  4. If it's not the coupons, then I check each item to see if anything was charged incorrectly, or if an extra item was scanned (like last week when an extra $3 item was inadvertently scanned).
It's easier to get my bill corrected and any coupon issues resolved if I take care of it BEFORE I leave the store. It takes little time to enter items as I get them, but that little time has saved me a lot of money in the end.

Friday, March 14, 2014

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Men's Socks for $0.77 Per Pair on Kohls.com





Everyone needs socks - and my husband could use more at this time, which is perfect with the current deals on Kohls.com

Tek Gear® 11-pk. 1/4-Crew Athletic Socks is $20 with a Buy 1, Get 1/2 Off deal, making the total $30 for two packs of 11.

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1072550/tek-gear-11-pk-14-crew-athletic-socks.jsp





Coupon Codes

  • Use coupon code TENBUCKS that is supposed to be the $10 off any $30 purchase coupon but it is saying that it is giving an extra 15% on top of that so that the total money off is $13.
  • Use a second coupon code SHIP4UFEB to get free shipping with no minimum (with your Kohl's charge)
The $10 coupon is good until 2/19/14. You can find Kohl's coupon codes on http://www.retailmenot.com/s/kohl%27s



The final total is $17 for 22 pairs of socks or $0.77 per pair.

I actually got this order for free because I used my Discover cashback bonus. If you have a Discover credit card, you can cash in your cashback bonus for gift cards, like Kohl's gift cards.