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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.

What do you think? Please share your thoughts.

 



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How To Keep The People & Things You Love Most Close To You

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What are the meaningful things in your life. Maybe you are thinking about your family, your husband, your kids, your pets, your hobbies or your career. Would you like to showcase those things in a way where you could have them with you and be able to share them with others? If you think that sounds nice, a charm bracelet may just be something you would like. Did you know you can make personalized photo charms using photos of your family and pets? Some can be engraved with names and dates to make them even more special.

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Charm bracelets make beautiful gifts to celebrate anniversaries, graduations, holidays and more. Right now you can save big on charms at Soufeel. They have a sale going on where you can get up to 60% off personalized charms. Plus they have $5 off $60, $10 off $100 and $20 off $150!

I love Soufeel charms because they have such a great selection of charms and whether you want family charms, inspirational charms, charms that represent your hobby or career, you are probably going to find it on their site.

Their charms are very high quality and so detailed. All of their products are made of 100% 925 Sterling Silver. I love Soufeel charms and recently orders some personalized photo charms and others. Check out the great charms I choose.

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I was provided with charms and a bracelet to facilitate my review. As always my words and views are 100% my own.

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Give A Christmas or Holiday Gift With Meaning #HolidayGiftGuide

 

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Are you looking for a meaningful gift this Christmas and Holiday Season?  I have a great idea, have you thought about charms? Charms and Charm Bracelets and Necklaces allow the wearer to wear charms that represent the special things in their life.  Beautiful charms inspired by milestones, family, pets, hobbies, career, passion and more can be found at Soufeel! I have a beautiful Soufeel Charm Bracelet that holds very special charms that celebrate my life. I recently browsed their Christmas Charms and could not resist the urge to select a few for a Christmas inspired charm bracelet.

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You can find charms to celebrate nearly everything at Soufeel, check it out now and take advantage of their great sales! They have a Black Friday sale at 90% off right now! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. You can also find Soufeel on Mommy Ramblings’ 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

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What You Need To Know When Shopping For A Swing Set.

I believe in buying quality especially when it comes to things that we will be using for a long time. If you go cheap on things like that, you will just end up replacing them many times over and it will cost you more in the long run. When shopping for a swingset you may be enticed by super low prices. However, take a look at what you are really getting. Will the structure grow with your child? Sure they may be toddlers now but they won’t be for long and you want a set that will grow with them. Can it support adults. It certainly should so you can get in on the fun and help your child navigate some of the structures.

When we were shopping for a swing set 6 years ago our kids were super little. one was not even 2 months old when I started shopping for the set. I scoured everything I could find, looking for the best materials, quality construction, adaptability, large number of activities and play areas. I spent a many weeks of painstaking research. I knew we wanted  100% cedar construction, a climbing wall, swings, clubhouses, slides, monkey bars, horse glider swing, picnic table, tire swing and a quality construction that would stand up to cold winters and allow adults to play too. I found what I was looking for at Eastern Jungle Gym. I even hit a spectacular sale that made the set I purchased a tremendous value for the money. I am not saying it was cheap, but when I tell you 6 years later that our set is still going strong and still something our kids play on daily, we are definitely getting more than our money’s worth out of it.

We chose the Fantasy wooden swing set which  is the most popular of their Multi-Deck Series. Two of the clubhouses are covered with canopies. The third clubhouse takes the place of a walkway and acts as an uncovered bridge between the two. Beneath the two higher clubhouses the kids will discover a set of double-wide monkey bars, large enough to not interfere with the nearby tire swing.

 

We started big with our set but one of the things I love about Eastern Jungle Gym is their sets are able to be expanded with new accessories. This way, no matter what size set you have, you can add additional features or structures to expand your child’s play options.  They also have replacement tarps and accessories so you can easily renew your set as needed.  After 6 years and two active boys our set is going strong. The only things showing any wear were the 2 clubhouse tarps and it needs some  touch up on the wood stain. We also wanted a few extra rock grips for the climbing wall as our 6-year-old was needing some that were closer and filled in a few large gaps.  I called Eastern Jungle Gym and spoke to Ashley who was so pleasant and helpful. I explained what I wanted and she directed me to what I needed. We even discussed color options for the tarps to really change the look. In the end we decided on the green and yellow striped tarps and 8 extra rock grips for the rock wall. Next year we plan to get the stain to touch up the set since we were moving into colder weather, we will take care of that in the spring. Easter Jungle Gym graciously provided the tarps and rock grips and had them shipped out promptly to us.

My husband was able to easily change out the tarps and add the rock grips.

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So next spring we plan to power wash all the wood and re-stain and we should be all good to go for more years of fun!!! Eastern Jungle Gym is having a HUGE SALE Now!  Check out their website where prices are slashed to move out their current inventory. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Back-To-School-Keep You Kids Belongings Safe & Save Money

I don’t even want to think about back to school yet, but I know some of you in the south are facing that reality. I am sure you have spent a big chunk of change on your children’s new backpacks, shoes, sneakers, jackets, clothing and supplies to start the year. Don’t let anything get lost because it wasn’t labeled. Right now you can save 20% on Label Daddy labels!

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Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, musical instruments, backpacks, calculators and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports practice, day care, vacation, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are great for adults too! — Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.

These labels are super durable, peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

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I just ordered both of my boys MLB, NY Yankees Label Daddy Labels! They are just going to love them and we also have the Marvel Label Daddy Labels in Hulk and Captain America.  I label everything! Better safe than sorry, we spend too much money on their belongings to just leave it to chance.

 

Save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order – this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout, to start shopping click HERE!  Do you have any tips for keeping your child’s belongings safe? I would love to have you share with me in the comments.

 

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What is Your #BeautyStory?

When people talk about beauty traditions or secrets, I don’t think I have any really big ones. I was always shown to just enhance the features you have but in a natural way, not one that makes you look like a cast member of a Broadway musical. I think eating well, not smoking or drinking alcohol in excess helps to keep my skin healthy and looking vibrant. I was never one that had the patience to bake in the sun, I was always off being active and I used sunscreen when sunscreen wasn’t cool. Using healthy products on my skin and drinking lots of water are some other ways I care for my skin and incorporate in my beauty regime.  So nothing special but common sense passed down to me from my mom who had great skin and no wrinkles when she passed at almost 82.

Speaking of beauty, the video below is about four generations of beautiful women.  I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch it.

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Real beauty is found in real women, Dove knows that. This spring they’re celebrating that notion by celebrating some of the inspiring stories of beauty they have received. If you want to tell yours, here is your chance. You can share your #BeautyStory and let others know who in your life introduced you to Dove. This is a great way to say thanks to the inspiring women in your life this Mother’s Day season. 

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Keep up with your own beauty traditions with help from Dove and CVS.

If you visit CVS between 4/26/15-5/23/15, you’ll receive 50% off any one Dove product when you buy one of equal or lesser value. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer, and share your #BeautyStory today!

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See How To Keep Your Kid’s Belongings Safe This Summer & Save!

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Summer is coming, kids will be out of school and summer activities will be underway.  Camp, day camp, swim lessons, pool parties, sports, beach vacations and more may be on your child’s agenda.  Make sure their stuff is safe and labeled with Label Daddy labels.  These durable labels are perfect to label clothing, sports equipment, electronics, towels, water bottles, shoes and more!  Right now you can save 20% on Label Daddy labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Label Daddy labels keep your child’s things safe and protects them from being mixed up with other children’s stuff.

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These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order – this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout.   Go HERE to shop and save!

 

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Get A Swim Suit You Love And Save As Much As 80%

If you are searching for a new swim suit you may be reeling from sticker shock.  Swim suits can be very expensive even though there is usually very little material.  I am excited to let you know that Ujena is having a spring sale and some suits are nearly 80% off regular price.  That’s right there are more than a few suits under $20 like the Bengal Halter Bikini!  You can see some of the suits on sale below.  Now is your chance to save big on high quality, stylish and great fitting Ujena swim suits.   Hurry though, with these price cuts the inventory is flying out the door! Hope you find something fabulous!  Let me know if you do.

 

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Dress With Style and Save Big Money During Cache Stores Liquidation Sale!

Cache a premium women’s apparel chain is closing all of its stores.  They are in the process of a liquidation sale to clear inventory.  Right now discounts of 30%-60% are going on but the percentage off is going to get larger as the sale period goes on.  You can follow Cache on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to speed on the latest reductions and extra savings.

Many stores are closing by March 30th so there are only a few days left to save big!  So hurry if you want to take advantage of huge reductions on high quality fashion for  women.  I took a look at their website and I really love the Pink Border Print Maxi Dress!  Discounts are in store only so head on down to your nearest location and get it before it’s gone!  Sale includes even the latest 2015 arrivals!

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This post is sponsored by Cache.  As always my words and views are 100% my own.

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Get a 3 Month Subscription to Bulu Box for only $10!!!

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If you are looking for a quick, easy, inexpensive gift you can get a 3 month subscription to Bulu Box for someone or yourself for only $10!  The regular price for the 3 month subscription is $30 so that is a nice savings and you will be giving a gift that will keep giving for 3 months.  Bulu Box is the perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you. Bulu Box is like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door for just $10.

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You learn about that month’s 4-5 premium samples, try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle. For sharing your opinions on each month’s samples through a quick survey, we will give you 50 Rewards Points (that’s $5!) to use in their shop to get more of your favorites. 3 Month Subscription for just $10 (regularly $30)! at Bulu Box – Use code WOWZA HERE
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