Crunchmaster Crackers Only $0.59 at Target!

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Head over to Target to score Crunchmaster Crackers for only $0.59.

Here’s how to work this deal:

Read My Interview with @Dealspotr

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Dealspotr’s network of influencers includes notable bloggers and social media personalities across a wide range of topics and interests, but all with a focus on frugal living and saving money. In our weekly Influencer Spotlight, we invite one influencer to share their experiences and success stories with the rest of our community. If you’d like to be featured, send me a message via Dealspotr. 

Seven years ago, Julia Young started a website to keep track of her coupons, deals, and savings. Since then, the site has grown into a successful blog, Couponing to be Debt Free, and guides readers on the path to saving money and finding their way out of debt. From a free couponing class to creating your own coupon binder, Julia shares plenty of content for the aspiring couponer. Now, she’s telling us how she does it all in this week’s Q&A.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF! FIRST NAME, WHERE YOU’RE FROM, YOUR “DAY JOB,” AND ANY OTHER FUN FACTS YOU’D LIKE US TO KNOW.

My name is Julia and was born in Australia. I met my husband, Timmy, in Germany (he was stationed there with the US Army) when I was working as a nanny for a German family. After a whirlwind romance, we married in Denmark, traveled the world for a while and then moved to the USA. We have one daughter who is married and 2 fur babies. During the day I am a middle school math teacher and by night I run Couponing to be Debt Free.

DESCRIBE YOUR BLOG. WHAT IS ITS MAIN FOCUS?

Couponing to be Debt Free is focused on saving money, getting out of debt and finding great deals.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO BLOGGING? WHEN DID YOU START?

I started Couponing to be Debt Free in January 2010 to share the deals I find and to keep myself more accountable – I do this by using coupons, shopping wisely and finding HOT deals. My blog has grown into something I am very passionate about – helping as many people as I can spend as little as possible on every day expenses. After all, we all want to live a caviar life on a shoe string budget!  I just get so darn excited when I save money.

What was your best-performing blog post in the past year? What do you think made it successful?

My best-performing blog post would be a post about my ultimate coupon binder. Many people read this post every day. It was successful because it included lots of free printables for my readers and it included tools to help them be more organized with their coupons. I find that coupon organization is a topic that I get lots of questions about.

What’s one thing you love about Dealspotr? Has Dealspotr helped your blog out in any way?

I love that Dealspotr lets users contribute and share deals that they find. It’s also extremely valuable that other users then confirm those deals. That way the deals are timely and accurate. I hate it when I go to other sites that talk about a deal and then I find out that the deal is not valid. It is really annoying and waste of time. Dealspotr eliminates that irritation for their users.

If you could identify the one thing (okay, or multiple things) responsible for your blog’s success, what would that be?

Perseverance and hard work are mainly responsible for my blog’s success. It takes a lot of time and work to keep up with a deal/coupon blog. There are numerous posts every day and looking for deals takes a long time. If I wasn’t willing to put the time in, my readers wouldn’t have anything to come back to read on my site.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO START A BLOG?

The best advice I could give to someone looking to start their own blog is to write about something you are passionate about. Success doesn’t come overnight – it’s a long haul. If you don’t love what you are doing, your readers will know and they won’t come back.  

Tell us about the most exhilarating moment you’ve experienced as a blogger.

Well, that had to be when the local news channel contacted me and asked to go shopping with me. It was exciting, nerve-wracking, scary, and exhilarating all at one time. It was a good thing I only had 2 hours notice otherwise I might have chickened out! It was fun to see myself on TV and it allowed me to gain a lot of local readers. 

Have you ever experienced a moment when you wanted to quit blogging? How did you overcome it?

This happens from time to time – when I’m tired and when I feel like I don’t have anything new to share with my readers. To overcome it, I take a few days off, refocus my efforts and get back in to it.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?

My favorite TV show is “The Amazing Race” – I love visiting places around the world (even if it’s virtually).

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SNACK?

My favorite snack is anything sweet.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

I would like to have dinner with my sister (she died when I was 10). Since she was 13 years older than me, I never had the chance to really develop a strong sisterly bond.

You can read Julia’s blog at CouponingtobeDebtFree.com. You can also follow them on DealspotrFacebookTwitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Bonus Points

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kelloggsHere’s a new code worth 100 points for your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account: FREEPTSRBLOOMING

If you’re not a member, sign up here today for Kellogg’s Family Rewards – it’s FREE and easy. Once you’re a member, you can enter codes, collect points, and earn awesome rewards and family fun! Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg’s® brands.

You can use your points to get high value coupons, gift cards and more!!

17pc Bakers Secret Complete Nonstick Starter Kitchen Gadget Set Only $19.99 Shipped (normally $50.00)

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Head over here to score a 17-piece Bakers Secret Complete Nonstick Starter Kitchen Gadget Set for only $19.99 shipped (normally $50.00).

The set includes:

  • (2) Baking Sheets
  • (1) Cake Pan
  • (1) Muffin Tin
  • (1) Spatula
  • (1) Spoonula
  • (1) Spreader
  • (4) Meas. Cups
  • (5) Meas. Spoons
  • (1) Cookie Scoop

*HOT* Motivated Moms 2017 Planner Only $5!

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Through Monday, May 15th, you can score the printable Motivated Moms Planner for only $5.00 when you use the promo code MOM5 at checkout. I have one of these planners and I LOVE it!

The Motivated Moms Planner is a chore planning system that will help you get your home clean and organized and still let you have plenty of time to do all the fun stuff with your family. In fact, I find it saves me time because I’ve stopped thinking about what needs to be done as I just follow the list provided. There’s no more last minute cleanup of the house when someone is coming over. Since I’m following the system I can relax and be stress free as my home is clean and organized.

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The planner is set up with the same recurring daily tasks (like make the bed, load/run/empty the dishwasher, clear/wipe kitchen counters, clean kitchen sink, etc.….) and then each day has specific tasks (like clean dishwasher door, clean out one kitchen drawer, clean bathroom mirrors, clean bathtubs and shower, vacuum bedrooms or 2nd floor, clean out purse/wallet). I love that deep cleaning is included on a regular schedule. It’s easy to forget about things like cleaning out drawers and wiping out the toaster crumb tray (when was the last time I did that??). I highly recommend the Motivated Moms Planner. I finally feel like I have things under control at home. I promise you it will be the best $5.00 that you spend.

The 2017 Motivated Moms Planner is available as a printable ebook or as an app for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android. I’ve used both the app and the ebook in the past. I got the 2017 ebook this time and I really like the way the whole week is available on half a sheet of paper.

Nielsen Consumer Panel is Looking for New Members (earn awesome rewards)!

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Nielsen Consumer Panel is looking for more households to join their program again! Click on the above picture to apply. You can earn some really great rewards!

The Nielsen Consumer Panel has opened up again and is now taking NEW applications! You may be approved based on your zip code.

The Nielsen Consumer Panel is a “mini-U.S.A.”, representing millions of Americans. By scanning the bar codes on your purchases and completing fun surveys, you can make your opinions count in the consumer marketplace. Nielsen will send you a scanner to scan your products and in turn you received valuable gift points that are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toys and lots more!

They may not have a spot available in your zip code now, but one could open up at anytime- check to see if you can get on their waiting list- this is a hugely popular panel to join. Good Luck!

The process is really quite simple:

  • Scan anything you buy that has a bar code with the scanner supplied by Nielsen
  • Enter the price of the item (not necessary for Kroger and Meijer – the two grocery stores that I use)
  • Enter coupons
  • Enter total amount paid
  • Enter payment method
  • Place scanner back in stand

Once per week the scanner sends the data automatically through my cable Internet connection. I do not have to do anything. I also fill out online surveys through their website and receive bonus points for completing the surveys. If I scan every week (and I have) I receive bonus points at the end of the month. There are also opportunities to win money – not happened to me yet – but there are weekly winners.

If you have ever thought about applying to do this, I really encourage you to do so. It doesn’t cost you anything except a bit of time. I hear that younger children really enjoy helping scan the items.

My Husband Scanning an Item

My Husband Scanning an Item