Save Money By Making Your Own Laundry Detergent

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If you have ever thought about making homemade laundry detergent, our friend Amy Clark over at MomAdvice.com makes it simple with a step by step tutorial.

Is it difficult and time consuming to make your own soap?

Where do I find all of the ingredients?

How much does it cost and how much will I save by making my own?

Amy answers all of those questions and more with a step by step picture tutorial.

Thanks Amy!

Also, check out Amy’s awesome book full of ways to give your family great meals, good times, and a happy home on a budget. | The Good Life for Less, Amy Clark

Apple iPad Mini Sale – Only $299.99 at Walmart – Store Pickup

If you’ve had your eye on the iPad mini, here’s a chance to save $30 on the normal price.
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Walmart just “rolled back” the price of the 16GB iPad Mini to $299.99. You can pick up both the black and white models at this price. Just select “ship to store” and pickup at your nearest store the same day for free. Or, if you’d rather have it shipped, the cost only came up as $3.97 for me.

Click Here To See All Electronics On Sale at Walmart

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Last Minute Deals for Online Tax Prep – TurboTax

taxclock 300x225 Last Minute Deals for Online Tax Prep   TurboTaxIf you are like millions of Americans, you’ve been putting off completing your tax return. April 15 is… well, it’s upon us.

Here are some last minute deals to help you knock it out easily and fast.

 

Not going to get your stuff together in time? Did you know you can easily file an extension for FREE with TurboTax? Click here and look for the link on the bottom of the page!

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Turbo Tax Coupons

  • Save $20 on TurboTax Home and Business | LINK
  • 10% off TurboTax Online Deluxe | LINK
  • 10% off TurboTax Online Home & Business | LINK
  • 10% – 25% off TurboTax download software | LINK

H&R Block Coupons

  • Click here for up to 30% off any of their online tax prep services!

Now get those pay stubs out and get busy!

Canon EF TS Refurbished Lens Sale 15% – 30% off

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The Canon.com store has many EF and TS refurbished lens 15% – 30% off! Use this link for free shipping. Go to Canon.com online store, and click on refurbished lens under the lens and flashes menu.

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Save an Extra 50% on Half Off Depot Deals Today!

Half Off Depot Save an Extra 50% on Half Off Depot Deals Today!

Half off depot is cutting their already 50% off deals ANOTHER 50% today only! Anybody need a calculator?

Use the code ‘extra50‘ at checkout to cut your total in half! Think birthday gifts, father-son activities, and date nights!

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Browse Half Off Depot Deals

Here are some sample Orlando deals to look for (prices reflect extra 50% off):

  • $2.50 ultra car washes from Bill’s Car Wash
  • $10 for $40 worth of food at Funky Monkey Wine Company, Nick’s Italian Kitchen, or Prickly Pear Steakhouse.
  • $8.50 for a 2.5 hour dolphin and Manatee river tour
  • $20 for an ALL DAY deep sea fishing trip
  • $100 for a 4 hour near-shore fishing trip for 6 people
  • $3 for 2 days of off-airport parking

Check out all the deals at HalfOffDepot.com.

Papa John’s 50% Off Code – Orlando Magic Win

Orlando Magic logo 300x221 Papa Johns 50% Off Code   Orlando Magic WinWe’ve got a coupon code good for 50% off your online order at PapaJohns.com thanks to our hometown Orlando Magic and their win last night!

Unlike last season, when our home team had to score 110 points in a win to get the discount, this year any win, both home and away qualifies fans to 50% off of their online pizza order!

Code good Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 with the Magic’s 98-84 win over Philadelphia 

Details:

  • When the Magic win any home or away game, the very next day, everyone in the Orlando area is entitled to 50% off their order at PapaJohns.com
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  • Offer good at Orlando, FL area locations only.
  • Bookmark this page! We’ll update it with every Magic win so you’ll know when the code has been activated.
  • Cannot combine with other Papa John’s specials
  • Like or tweet this page with the social buttons below to tell all your friends about this deal!

Muse – The 2nd Law Album Cheap MP3 Download – $1.99

Did you see Muse at Amway Center last night? Grab their album, The 2nd Law for only $1.99 at Amazon (MP3 download).

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Ready For Superbowl Sunday? NFL Jersey Sale – 60% Off

 

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Superbowl XLVII is right around the corner on Sunday, February 3. Are you ready? Do you have your favorite team jersey? Well, don’t worry. You still have time to get one, and at a discount. Use this link to buy select jersey’s at a 60% discount. Show your team you are a true fan!

 

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Mall Markdowns, Sales and Coupons: Gap, Hot Topic, LOFT, Buckle, Macy’s and More.

 Mall Markdowns, Sales and Coupons: Gap, Hot Topic, LOFT, Buckle, Macys and More.

 

Aéropostale:

  • 25% off a new pair of jeans. For every pair of jeans donated from January 14 to February 10, you’ll receive a coupon for 25% off a new pair of jeans. All jeans collected will be donated to a local charity or shelter.
  • Shop the Clearance section for girls clothing and accessories, and enjoy savings of up to 80% off the original prices.
  • Shop the Guys Clearance section for savings of up to 80% off the original prices of clothing, accessories and more.
  • Enter the code TFJ2013 to save 25% on jeans when shopping online.

The Body Shop:

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The Children’s Place:

  • Save 20% on $50 or more at The Children’s Place when you present this printable coupon. Expires Jan. 31
  • When you spend $40 online, you will receive a free $10 eGift card. Giftcard will be recieved at checkout.
  • Shop the outerwear sale and save up to 40% off.

Dillard’s:

  • Entire stock of men’s and men’s big and tall gold label dress shirts are reduced to $29.99.
  • Click through the link and shop the sale and clearance section and save up to 75% off women, men, kids, beauty and for the home items.
  • Use this link to browse the men’s sale section and find savings of 20 – 75%.
  • Use this link to browse the designer handbag sale section and find savings up to 50% off.

Forever 21:

  • Active apparel starting at $8.80
  • Follow this link to get 12-63% savings on sale items.
  • 30% off Sweaters and Blazers

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Justice:

Sears:

  • Use the code NEWYEAR15 at checkout to get a 15% discount on handbags and accessories. Expires Jan. 31
  • Save $15 on tool orders of $100 or more, plus get free shipping when you use the code SEARSTOOLS at checkout. Expires Feb. 2
  • Save 15% on shoes when you use the code WINTERSHOES at checkout. Expires Feb. 2
  • Save 25% when you buy three pairs of shoes and use the code NEWSHOES at checkout. Expires Feb. 2

Gap:

  • Print out this in-store coupon to get a 15% savings on your orders of $75 or more at the Gap Outlet.                             140px Gap logo Mall Markdowns, Sales and Coupons: Gap, Hot Topic, LOFT, Buckle, Macys and More.
  • Use this link to shop for Women’s Clothing on sale and you’ll get up to 75% savings on original retail prices.
  • Save up to 80% on the Baby and Toddler Collection sale.
  • Get up to a 60% discount off select boys clothing.
  • Use this link to shop for Men’s Clothing on sale and you’ll get up to 70% savings on original retail prices.
  • Save up to 70% on Maternity tops, tees, pants, shorts, dresses and more for the mom-to-be.

Hot Topic:

LOFT:

Macy’s:

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Free And Cheap Things To Do In the Orlando Area This Weekend 1/25 – 1/27, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about staying in your own backyard and trying something from our list of free and cheap activities!  These things are sure to please, and won’t break the bank. Let us know what you did, and how they were!

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Friday Nights at the Morse

    • Friday, January 25
    • 4 pm – 8 pm
    • The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
    • 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

In addition to complimentary admission to the galleries every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Morse Museum features a schedule of live music, art demonstrations, and special tours on selected evenings. The Museum invites the public to take advantage of these free opportunities to see permanent exhibitions as well as gallery updates.

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Choreographed Fountain Show

  • Friday, January 25
  • 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Cranes Roost Plaza

Lights, sound, water, action! Come to Cranes Roost Park to see the beautifully choreographed fountain program with classical and current tunes for your enjoyment. The free program runs nightly except when events are held in the Plaza.

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Retro Game Night

  • Friday, January 25
  • 7 pm – midnight
  • Orange County Regional History Center
  • 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32801
  • Members free, non-members $5 cash at door
  • More Info: 407-836-7010

Play games including Battleship, Candy Land, Chinese Checkers, Clue, Mystery Date, Scrabble, Twister, video games, and many more at Retro Game Night. Enjoy tunes from 105.9 Sunny FM, $1-$2 pizza, free nostalgic treats, and the cash bar. Retro attire encouraged. Call for more information.

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Gorilla Theater

  • Thursdays and Fridays
  • 9:30 p.m.
  • SAK Comedy Lab
  • CityArts Factory
  • 29 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, 32801
  • More Info: 407-648-0001

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Comedy Lab, things are about to get hairy! Four improv directors battle it out on the SAK stage for the highly coveted Gorilla trophy. The stakes are high and there’s no monkeying around as each director competes to have his/her vision reign supreme in a series of spontaneous scenes, songs and games. This is no-holds-barred improv at its finest!! Will you, our audience and judge go “bananas” for the successful scene, or demand a “forfeit” for our slips? Our fate is in your hands, as only one director can claim the gorilla as his/her own at the end of the night.

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Sanford Art Walk

  • Friday, January 25th
  • 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Downtown Sanford
  • First Street, Sanford, FL, 32771
  • More Info: 407-302-2586

Discover the most diverse Art Walk in Cental Florida. Sanford Art Walk is dedicated to promoting the arts and culture of Sanford and invites you to visit all galleries within walking distance who participate in the event. Take a stroll in downtown historic Sanford and discover all that Sanford has to offer including retail shops, restaurants, pubs, and bars.

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Cardboard Art Fest

  • Friday, January 25
  • 6 pm – midnight
  • $5 admission (pay at the door only, cash only)
  • Say It Loud Studios
  • 1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL, 32801
  • More Info: 407-898-7299

Seven artists have filled a large modern warehouse space with cardboard art hanging from the ceiling, stuck to the walls and free-standing on the ground. Opening reception with music and dancing with DJ Nigel and tons of cardboard sculptures filling up the space created by Evan Miga, Jessica Earley, Brendan O’Connor, Christie Miga, Adriaan Mol, Doug Rhodehamel, Nathan Selikoff. Wine and beer by donation.

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Cops n’ Cars for Kids

  • Saturday, January 26
  • 10 am-4 pm
  • The Oviedo Mall
  • 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd Oviedo, FL 32765
  • More Info: 407 977-2400

Join the Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club, the Oviedo Police Department, and the Winter Springs police Department for a full day of family fun! Car show with over 250 cars, kids activities, demonstrations, raffles, games, and so much more!

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Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities

  • Daily (January 26th through February 3rd)
  • Downtown Eatonville
  • Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville, FL, 32751
  • More Info: 407-647-3307

ZORA! Festival 2013 will mark the conclusion of a two-year celebration of Historic Eatonville’s 125th anniversary as our nation’s oldest incorporated African American municipality. Focusing on concepts of “culture,” “community,” and “heritage.” The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community will present a broad-ranging program, including as key components the visual arts, oral history, traditional crafts, dance, film, and, of course literature.

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Blue Spring Manatee Festival

  • Saturday, January 26th 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 27th 10 am – 5 pm
  • Valentine Park
  • 1511 W. French Ave., Orange City, FL, 32763
  • $8 adults, $2 (ages 4 – 10)
  • More Info: 386-775-9224

Head out to the Manatee Festival for continuous entertainment for the whole family! There will be an arts and crafts show with over 100 booths, kids games and face painting, music, dancing, and animal presenters! Click here for a free child’s admission coupon with every paying adult.

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Cardboard Art Fest

  • Sunday, January 27
  • 10am-11:30am for kids 7 and under
  • 12pm-1:00pm for kids 8 and above
  • 7:30pm – 12am adults
  • Say It Loud Studios
  • 1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL, 32801
  • More Info: 407-898-7299

Kids Matinee Sponsored and hosted by Kids Fringe and Mennello Museum of American Art $1 admission. Kids only! Attendees will get to (1) use cardboard to build and decorate their very own mask, hat, or wings, (2) meet the famed Dog Powered Robot and (3) get a chance to tour the entire exhibit with cardboard sculptures made by master artists.
7:30pm – 12am
Dog Powered Robot + Andy Matchett & the Minks, $5 admission (pay at the door, cash only), wine and beer by donation. Dog Powered Robot is a fantastic group of cardboard robots defending the world against evil via a robot powered by a pomeranian. Andy Matchett & the Minks is a very popular and fun musical group.