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Is Facebook Creating Hoarders?


I have written about extreme couponing before and my major gripe with it was that the products people were stockpiling were toxic. They out-gas their containers and create toxic air in their homes. Not to mention, they are filled with toxic ingredients and using them can result in miscarriage, infertility, birth defects, cancer and more.

Today, there is something  that is gaining great popularity on Facebook and other social media that I feel is responsible for out of control buying of all kinds of products. They are called glitch groups and the members post about all kinds of pricing mistakes online and in stores.

This week, one of the glitches posted was not really a glitch but a clearance price of $.30 for a can of holiday scented Febreeze spray at a major retailer. Photo after photo of people walking out of the store with shopping carts full of these holiday scented, fabric fresheners was posted. Many were walking out with cases of Febreeze.

Now, if you don’t know, Febreeze is one of the most toxic products you can use, it can cause central nervous system damage among other things. Try to share a word to the wise and it is obvious they are not wise and you are a hater. That is fine, if they want to stack their cancer-in-a-can, fabric freshener in pretty little rows in their stockpile, there is not much I can do. Even speaking to them as the mother of a cancer survivor, they do not want anyone to steal the joy that a cart full of Febreeze can bring them.

Worse are the ones who are not stacking it in neat little rows but coming home and adding it to rooms that are already stacked to the gills with other glitch, clearance or sale items they have found. It is not hard for things to get out of control and I truly believe it is a dangerous addiction.

I know how exciting it can be to find the deal of the century. I used to shop like that, it was not for toxic things but if I found games, toys, kitchen items, craft items etc. at a great price, I bought them up faster than you could say C-L-U-T-T-E-R. I ended up giving so much of it away in an attempt to clear my garage of boxes of the stuff that for a time, I used to sell on eBay until they raised their fees so high, it did not pay.

I know some of these Glitchers are selling at local swap sales, online yard sales, Craigslist, Amazon or other sites. Good for them! If they are moving products out for a profit that is super.  The problem lies when things are not moving out and more and more things are moving in. This out of control bargain shopping addiction can be brutal.

Recently, they were posting about Christmas trees for a penny at a major retailer. I found a 12 ft. tree and since we did have to replace ours, I was thrilled to find one ringing up at around $60. It was a beautiful 12 ft. pre-lit tree, almost exactly like our other one that needed replacing that retailed at over $800.

Yet theses Glitchers almost made me hang my head in shame that I was not able to get it for a penny. Had I not been aware of these Glitchers, I would have been thrilled to get this deal. Darn Glitchers making others feel bad. I was surprised when one of them found one of the trees but it was ringing up at $12 and she did not want it at that price. Say what? I don’t know about you but I thought $60 was a super deal.

However, I don’t think anything is a super deal if you don’t need it, are not going to give it to someone or don’t sell it. If you are buying just to buy, you are going to end up being on Hoarders:Buried Alive.

Clearance or bargain shopping used to be something that people enjoyed solo or with a spouse or friend. Sometimes they would tell  family and friends about the awesome deals and that is where it ended.

With these groups now all over social media, it is becoming a contest of just how many Pioneer Woman frying pans you can score for $4 or how many $9 Barbie Dreamhouses you can fit in your car and still have room for yourself in an Instagram selfie. Posting the photo and reading the comments can be a real adrenaline rush. We know shopping addiction is real and I truly think social media is taking it to a level we have not seen before.

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Save Money Buying Diapers In June! #ShareTheLuv

If you have a little one in diapers, you will love the green you can save with Luvs.  The official diaper of experienced moms like myself, Luvs is offering opportunities to save on diapers this month with a $2.00 print-at-home coupon offer. Additionally, in partnership with Ibotta, Luvs is also offering a limited-time $3 rebate on any boxed variety of Luvs diapers, 54ct. box or larger.

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Speaking of saving money, Luvs with their NightLock has the high-quality features you might expect to pay more for like large stretch tabs, ultra-leakage protection and a money back guarantee if not satisfied. Add in the high-value coupon offers and it is really a no brainer to choose Luvs over the premium brands.  After all, why pay more? Did you know switching to Luvs could save you $150 a year?  Moms know there are so many other ways that money they save can be used.Luvs Box Product Shot

Have you ever used Ibotta? If not, it is easy and can save you a lot of money. All you need to do is download the app for iOS or Android and then search “Luvs” to unlock the exclusive $3 rebate. Shop for Luvs diapers at any participating store. Then use your smartphone to scan the product bar codes and submit a photo of your receipt to verify your purchase. That’s it, your $3 cash rebate will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours. With Ibotta it is so easy to save money and earn cash back!

 

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This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.”

 

 

 

 

 


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Here’s How To Get Your Free Pampers Wipes! #PampersSavings

Do you have a little one in diapers. If so, you want to look out for this Sunday’s (May 1st) newspaper. You will find big savings with a limited time coupon so get those scissors ready! It is a Buy One Get One coupon offer, when you buy one Pampers Diapers OR Training Pants you will get One FREE Pampers Wipes!

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You can find the coupon in an insert from P&G and use it at any mass discount or grocery store where Pampers Diapers and Training Pants are sold. All Pampers Diapers and Training Pants qualify except trial/travel size diaper packages.  Pampers Diapers and Pants include Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Easy Ups, Pampers Under Jams, and Pampers Splashers. All Pampers Wipes up to 72ct are included in this particular offer.

Parents have been trusting the Pampers brand of diapers to care for their baby for more than 50 years. Pampers offers diapers, wipes and training pants to protect baby comfortably during every stage of their development.

Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, join Pampers Rewards program and find useful information and ideas on how to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.  Are you already a Pampers Rewards member? If you are and you get the Pampers Rewards email newsletter, look for a 3X Reward point promotion the week of May 15th. If you aren’t signed up for the Pampers Rewards, visit Pampers.com before Mother’s Day to sign up!

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You can stay in the loop with Pampers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Is your little one starting to potty train? Pampers Easy Ups also have a more underwear-like design for growing toddles along with super-stretchy sides to make them easy to pull up and down when using the potty. Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants are sold in sizes 2T-5T and can be found at mass, discount and grocery stores.

Right now you can save $2 off 1 pack of Pampers Easy Ups with a high value coupon you can print at home. Just click HERE and use your coupons.com account to print, shop and save. Keep an eye out for more Pampers coupons in the future.

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How To Save Money Buying Diapers- #ShareTheLuv

If you have a little one in diapers, you better get those scissors ready. In this Sunday’s paper you will find big savings from Luvs Diapers. The official diaper of experienced moms like myself, Luvs is putting two high-value coupons that could save you up to $4 on Luvs Diapers. For ever more savings Luvs in partnership with Ibotta is offering a limited-time $5 rebate if you buy any 54 ct or larger box of any variety of Luvs diapers.

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Have you ever used Ibotta? If not, it is easy and can save you a lot of money. All you need to do is download the app for iOS or Android and then search “Luvs” to unlock the exclusive $5 rebate. Shop for Luvs diapers at any participating store. Then use your smartphone to scan the product barcodes and submit a photo of your receipt to verify your purchase. That’s it, your $5 cash rebate will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours. With Ibotta it is so easy to save money and earn cash back!

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Speaking of saving money, Luvs with their NightLock has the high-quality features you might expect to pay more for like large stretch tabs, ultra-leakage protection and a money back guarantee if not satisfied. Add in the high-value coupon offers and it is really a no brainer to choose Luvs over the premium brands.  After all, why pay more? Did you know switching to Luvs could save you $150 a year?  Moms know there are so many other ways that money they save can be used.

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Stay in the loop with Luvs on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.”


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How You Can Save Big On The Things You Need To Buy!

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I’m a savvy shopper, it makes me happy when I can buy what I want for less. It is almost like a game to me.  I always check for extra discounts, promo codes and coupons before I make purchases.  Love technology and how I can pull up in store coupons right on my phone or order from a mobile device with codes I find online.

Saving money is always welcome in our budget. With a big family, anywhere I can save helps. I was really excited when I heard about Frugga.  Frugga.com is an online coupon search engine on steroids!  Searching for the latest promo codes is a breeze because Frugga works with thousands of online stores to get the best deals.  Besides being a one-stop coupon/promo code site, Frugga has an online community where you can interact with other savvy shoppers and vote on deals and coupons and how well they work.  Based on the votes, Frugga can rank deals and coupons based on popularity.

Hate finding out of date coupons and promo codes?  No worries with Frugga, their site is updated throughout the day, they have staff working round the clock to find the latest deals and remove expired ones.  With Frugga you will have more chances to get that awesome feeling of saving big on your purchases!

Frugga offers even more in their marketplace.  Working with manufacturers and suppliers to bring you the hottest products in fashion, electronics, toys, pets, computers, automotive, travel, home decor and more at huge savings!

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Would you like even more rewards?  I thought you would. Frugga Social Rewards can be earned when you share content and you can earn points and win $10, $20 and $50 gift cards!

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Add great customer service found at Frugga and you are on your way to saving more than you ever dreamed.  So what are you waiting for, check Frugga out now and join the community for savings that will help you save big on your budget.  Please let me know what you think and if you took advantage of any of the awesome deals!

 


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Lakeshore Learning Beginner’s Science Lab Review & Giveaway!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Are you looking for gifts for the kids on your holiday gift list that are as much fun as they are educational?  If so, you should check out Lakeshore Learning.  They have a full inventory of educational and fun toys for all ages and many are on sale.  You can view their Holiday Flyer and see for yourself the wide selection and great prices.  Click HERE for a coupon that will save you 20% on any regularly priced item.  There is also an additional coupon you can use in store and online on the back of the digital flyer!

We picked the Beginner’s Science Lab from the Holiday Flyer for our budding scientists.

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The boys were thrilled to see the huge box filled with all kinds of science equipment and materials.

 

Building a volcano was the first project.  It was very simple, there is a non-toxic paper mache mixture that you just add water to and mix with your hands.  Then on some wax paper you mold into a volcano shape and form the opening.  It must dry for a couple of days before you can have an eruption.  Ours is drying but we will take a video and update this post in a couple of days.

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Another great experiment, is the liquid layers, using pancake syrup, cooking oil and colored water, the boys observed how the colored water formed a ball that actually passed through the oil layer into the water layer.  They thought that was really neat.  We have some more experiments lined up for today and they are really looking forward to it.

 

 

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We love this Beginner’s Science Lab so much we are adding it to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.  Would you like a chance to win one?  Great!  Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good Luck!!!  Open to US Residents.  Many thanks to Lakeshore Learning for the review kit and for this awesome giveaway!!!

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Bet On Your Baby Luvs Coupon Giveaway!!! Win A 3 Pack Of Coupons For Luvs Jumbo Pack Diapers!!!

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Would you take YOUR baby into the baby dome? How do you think you and your baby would do on the show?  All parents think they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it? Find out when actress/comedienne and working mom Melissa Peterman, star of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy hosts this adorable, hilarious and surprisingly suspenseful game show. Parents try to predict their toddler’s next move in an effort to win money for their child’s future education. Follow Bet On Your Baby on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  #BetOnYourBaby

 

 

 

Want to enter a giveaway for a chance to win a three pack of coupons for Luvs Jumbo Pack of diapers?  Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and read the rules. Open to US residents.  Good Luck!!!

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Pack of Three Luv’s Coupons via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.   The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Mattel’s Save The Bunny Campaign and Giveaway!!! Win Over $100 in Mattel Toys!!!

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Mattel and Toys R Us are teaming up this Easter to help you save money on toys.  They will be offering coupons for all of your children’s favorite Mattel and Fisher Price toys!  You can download great toy coupons and save some serious green when filling your kid’s Easter baskets!  Just go to www.savechocolatebunnies.com and download the coupons.  You will want to take a look at some of your favorite celebrities in the video below and be sure and enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post, you could win a Mattel Easter Gift Set with over $100 of toys including Hot Wheels, Barbie, Fisher Price, Thomas & Friends, Monster High and More!!!  Good luck and Happy Easter!!!

 


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Gorton’s Grilled Seafood Review and Prize Pack Giveaway!!!

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Many people started the new year with resolutions and popular resolutions were to eat healthier, lose weight and get regular exercise.  If you made resolutions to eat healthier you might want to head to Gortons.com where you can download a coupon and explore their products and recipes.  Gortons has a nice selection of grilled fish and it can help you prepare low-calorie, healthy meals for yourself and your family with ease.

I recently was provided with coupons to pick up several packages of Gorton’s delicious seafood products as well as 2 large oven mitts, a spatula and recipe cards.  Tonight I took out the grilled Tilapia and made a Tilapia Scampi and served it over rice pilaf and with steamed vegetables.  It was absolutely delicious, the fish cooked beautifully and was tender and flaky.  My little ones loved it which speaks volumes because they are very picky eaters.  I could not have asked for an easier to prepare healthy and satisfying dinner for my family.  I cannot wait to try the other varieties I bought!

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Some more exciting news is that you can participate in Gorton’s Real Fabulous Sweepstakes where you can enter daily to win a $1000 Makeover Grand Prize and weekly prizes. You can also connect with Gorton’s on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Giveaway winner will win a prize pack like this from Gorton's!!!

Giveaway winner will win a prize pack like this from Gorton’s!!!

Gorton’s is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win two full-value product coupons, 1 pair of Gorton’s-branded oven mitts, a Gorton’s spatula and an assortment of Gorton’s recipe cards.  Thanks to Gorton’s for the review products and for sponsoring this tasty giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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emeals, Meal Planning Made Easy Review & 35% Off Discount Code!!!

Use the code cyber35 to get 35% off your emeals subscription!

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What’s for dinner?  It has to be one of the age-old questions and one that most people dread.  Does it seem like you are cooking the same things over and over again?  Maybe it feels like there is never time to plan for what you want to cook so you are scrambling at the last-minute to pull something together.  Perhaps the lack of planning has you wasting your hard-earned money because you are getting take out far too often or buying ingredients at specialty stores because time is at a premium.

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If you are feeling any or all of this, a subscription to emeals may be a solution.  emeals makes meal planning easy, you simply pick a meal plan, then you put in your family size and last where you shop.  What you get is, your meal plan for the week along with a shopping list and a cost for all the items.  There are many meal plans to choose from and they include, Classic Meals, Clean Eating, Paleo, Mediterranean, Slow Cooker, Low Carb, Low Fat, Portion Control, Natural & Organic, Simple Gourmet and Gluten Free and Vegetarian.  You can even add a Breakfast and Lunch plan to your subscription.

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With emeals you will get a variety in your meals and everything is so easy, your recipe, shopping list, even coupons when applicable sent right to your email.  You’ll save time and waste less, the meals are designed to use up ingredients and will be used for more than one meal.  Less waste of food means less waste of money and the whole process will have you wasting less time stressing about what to make for dinner.  Dave Ramsey recommend using emails to save a ton of time and money!  On average  eMeals saves consumers $1,000 a year because of the smart meal planning and coupons!  Right now you can get 35% off –planning saves money and this savings will be even more important after the holidays! Speaking of the holidays, check out this Paleo Turkey Recipe!

I chose the Classic Meals plan and for my first meal picked the Spinach Rolls.  They were very easy to prepare.  You simply boil some lasagna noodles, thaw frozen chopped spinach which you mix with Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, one egg and salt and pepper to taste.  Then you take the prepared tomato sauce and put some on the bottom of the pan and lay the noodles down, fill with the spinach mixture and roll.  When they are all done you put the remaining sauce on and top with mozzarella cheese.  Then bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes and put your garlic bread in to coincide with your rolls completion time.  It was so easy and my family loved it!

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Spinach Rolls
Crusty Garlic Bread
Prep 25 minutes

Cook Total 40 minutes

Total Time  1 hour 5 minutes
9 lasagna noodles, cooked
10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
15 oz ricotta cheese
1 egg
½ cup Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
26 oz jar spaghetti sauce, divided
1 cup shredded mozzarella
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1 loaf garlic bread
Cook pasta as directed; drain and lay out on
wax paper. Pat dry with paper towel. Squeeze
spinach dry. In a medium bowl, combine
spinach with ricotta, egg, Parmesan cheese,
garlic, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper to
taste. Pour 1 cup sauce in bottom of baking
dish. Spread ricotta mixture over lasagna
noodles and roll them up. Place seam down in
baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and
sprinkle with mozzarella. Cover dish with foil
and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
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Prepare bread according to package directions

I received a one year subscription to eMeals in exchange for a review and was compensated by Markerly.  As always my opinions, words and thoughts are 100% my own!!!

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