Practical Frugality - 7/34 - Save where you can, so you can splurge where you want!

ROOM the Movie

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for A24. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. About the Movie: Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.  ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked…
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How to shop for a mattress

This is a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. Shopping for a new mattress can be stressful and time consuming. It's often a big ticket item that needs to be budgeted and planned for, and many brands recommend replacement after 10 years or so. We all probably have different ideas of how to shop for a mattress, even between the two people that may be sharing one :) We let our last mattress go almost 15 years before replacing, and when the time came, we went to numerous stores to test out every brand and…
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Save money on your cellphone bill with Ting!

Disclosure: This sponsored post is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. I like Ting because your bill comes with no hidden fees, penalties, or contracts. You can use only what you need, and you only have to pay for the amount that you use. Any month you use less, you pay less! The average bill is just $23 per device!!! You can monitor your current usage by visiting the Ting Dashboard online or via the Ting App. You may use your current device or shop the Ting…
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Bright Time Buddies #PFHGG

Holiday Gift Guide: Bright Time Buddies *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Great gift idea for: Any child who may need a soft, gentle light to help them fall asleep. Age Range: Boys and Girls Ages 3 and Up Cost: $14 - $ Details: "A night time companion for kids, makes the dreaded bed time routine fun. Available in Dreamy Dog and Shimmer Unicorn, this nighttime friend provides a soothing colorful light - perfect for turning any dark space into a magical place. Bright Time…
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Zipit Bedding #PFHGG

Holiday Gift Guide: Zipit Bedding *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Great gift idea for: Anyone who is struggling to make their bed, or just short on time and looking for a faster solution. Mom Confession: It's kind of a gift for ME too, because I no longer have to nag my kids to make their beds, and/or re-make it when they leave it all bunched up because they think pulling the comforter to the top while leaving sheets at the bottom is "making…
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$10 Amazon GC Spooktacular #Giveaway Hop {CLOSED}

Welcome to the Spooktacular Adventure Giveaway Hop, hosted by I am a Reader. Each participating blog in this hop is family friendly, and will be offering a book related prize, valued at $10 or more, should have no more than 6 entries per giveaway, only 1 of which will be required. The Hop will run from Oct 15 - Oct 31, 2015 The prize at this stop will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card. Entry-Form Don't miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski - Kdkaren. Subscribe via…
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Kidz Bop 30 #PFHGG

Holiday Gift Guide: Kids Bop 30 *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Great gift idea for: Kids Age Range: Ages 16 and Under Cost: $ This title will be released on October 16, 2015 BUY IT NOW: Amazon Details: Kidz Bop 30 is so much fun for kids of all ages. It is full of the biggest hit songs currently being played on the radio. Additionally, The KIDZ BOP Kids just announced they will be on the nationwide, "Make Some Noise Holiday Tour" around…
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Gold Macbook Group #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Welcome to the Fall 2015 Gold Macbook Giveaway Event, hosted by Oh My Gosh Beck! This fabulous group of bloggers have joined together to offer our readers a great prize, we hope the lucky winner enjoys ;) Don't miss the other great giveaways going on right now, there are links to each on the right sidebar, with the ending date, so it'll be easy to navigate. GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: Gold Macbook ($1299 value) Co-hosts: Capri's Coupons ♥ Jenns Blah Blah Blog ♥ Film+Fashion+Fun ♥ Maple and Mint ♥ Posh Classy Mom ♥ Blog by Donna ♥ Avec Amber ♥ Hip…
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HP Ink Discount Offer #HPink

This sponsored post is brought to you today as part of a promotional program by Mom Select and HP Ink. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. I don't know about y'all, but we go through a lot of ink cartridges in our household! Having kids in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades, means there are a lot of reports to be printed for school, and other forms and paperwork that need to be printed, completed, and turned it. I'm thrilled to share with you an offer to help you save on ink cartridges! This this offer is available on…
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The History of Texting

The History of Texting Technology has come a long way in my lifetime. This may age me, but I remember rotary phones, and phones having the option of Pulse Dialing or Touch Tone. Getting a "Wireless" home phone was a big deal, and in high school, having a "Beeper" or Pager was the "IN" thing. In college, I had a "car phone" that was enormous, and while portable, needed to be plugged into the cigarette lighter for the battery to work. Once married, we got mobile phones, but the minutes were quite expensive, so it was only used in emergencies. It…
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A Spooktacular Adventure $25 Amazon GC Giveaway {CLOSED} #SpooktacularHop

Welcome to another Hopping Bloggers event! This is a particularly special event because we are doing something a little different and VERY fun! We have gathered 10 incredible bloggers to join us on this Spooktacular Adventure! 10 bloggers means 10 prizes for you to win! There is NO limit on how many prizes that you can win, so be sure to enter them all! This is a THEMED giveaway hop - all giveaways are Halloween related! This event is hosted by Women and Their Pretties and Mama Smith's Blog The prize at this stop will be a $25 Amazon GC. I usually find really…
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Viva® Vantage® 7-Day Switch Up

Last week, I was invited to attend an event sponsored by Viva® Vantage® at a local bloggers home in Sudbury, MA to learn more about Viva® Vantage® Paper Towels, and to write a post sharing my experiences with you. As you can see from the photos above, the home was beautifully decorated for fall, and had small vignettes set up where we could learn more about Viva® Vantage® and the 7-Day Switch Up. (more…)
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Sandwich Bros. Chicken Melt Sandwich

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin™, all thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. My kids start school very early in the morning, catching the bus before 7am! They have to rush to get a quick breakfast, brush their teeth, and head out the door. Because the day begins so early, their lunch periods are also early, beginning at 10:30am. The downside is that when school is dismissed at 2:30, they are starving. We have a full schedule of activities each afternoon and evening, so I make a point of…
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How To Find Excellent Deals On Vacation Rentals And Properties

How To Find Excellent Deals On Vacation Rentals And Properties When it comes to finding the very best vacation destination deal for the very best possible price, there are a great many alternatives available for you to consider. For example, the advent of the Internet has certainly expanded the total range of choices that you can make. From time share properties to resort package deals, you can now discover a wide and comprehensive range of vacation travel offers that will surprise and amaze you, especially as the great majority of them were scarcely possible even a few short decades ago.…
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Hotel Transylvania 2 Prize Pack #Giveaway {CLOSED} #HotelT2

This is a sponsored post with giveaway, all thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony Pictures Opening September 25, 2015 Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Jonathan (Andy Samberg) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2. About the Movie:  Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t…
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