I’m on a Quilted Northern Mission via Smiley360!

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I received my package last week from Smiley360 that contained (2) coupons for FREE Quilted Northern Ultra Soft and Strong 12 double roll, (3) coupons for $2.00 off, a travel size bottle of hand sanitizer and a tin of mints.

Seriously, who doesn’t want to test out products like toilet paper for free? If you haven’t already created a profile on Smiley360 now is your chance. Don’t miss out on upcoming missions. Currently, there is a chance to try out Centrum Flavor Burst Multivitamins.

Not sure what Smiley360 is all about? Learn more about it by clicking here.

**The links posted in this article are my referral links.

We will never promote a website, product, or anything else within this blog that we wouldn’t use ourselves. The purpose of this blog is to educate you, on using coupons and how to live a thriftier lifestyle. We feel that sharing our referral links are a small way for us to earn a return on the hard work and dedication that we put into our blog while still maintaining honesty and integrity with you, as our reader.

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Village Discount Outlet | November Thrift Store Haul

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Here is what I bought in November at the Village Discount Outlet thrift store.

If you want to see my other hauls from the thrift store, check them out here, here, and here.

Happy Thanksgiving

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May you all be surrounded with love and joy as you celebrate with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Walgreens | Free 8×10 with Free in-store pick up, valid through Saturday!

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Are we getting tired of all these photo freebies? I know I am not!

Now through Saturday, you can score a FREE 8×10 photo print courtesy of Walgreens. That is a $3.99 value.

Simply use code TURKEY8X10 at checkout and then pick up your photo in store so you won’t have to pay for shipping. Awesome!

Thank You, Money Saving Mom

Giant Eagle: Coupon Match Ups 11/28-12/4

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My favorites for this week include:

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Select General Mills Cereal $2 (Cheerios, Chex and Cinnamon Toast Crunch depicted in ad)

.50/1 Cheerios Saving Star offer

.50/1 Cheerios Giant Eagle eOffer

1.00/2 Cheerios [11/03 SS]

1.00/2 Chex Saving Star offer

1.00/2 Chex Giant Eagle eOffer

1.10/2 Chex printable coupon

1.10/2 Chex printable coupon

= As low as $0.45 each when you buy 2 Chex if store will allow coupon with eOffer

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Simply Potato 2/$4

.75/1 printable coupon

= $0.50 each 

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Kleenex Facial Tissue 85 ct., Angel Soft Bath Tissue 4 Rolls, Brawny Paper Towels 1 Big Roll, Palmolive Dish Soap 10 oz., or Comet Cleanser 21 oz. $1.00 

.75/3 Kleenex 50 ct. + [10/27 SS]

.75/3 Kleenex 50 ct. + printable coupon (Hopster)

.25/1 Angel Soft printable coupon

.45/1 Angel Soft [11/17 RP]

.55/1 Brawny Paper Towels printable coupon

.55/1 Brawny Paper Towels printable coupon

= As low as FREE for the Brawny Paper Towels 

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Blistex $1.00

1.00/2 [11/10 SS]

.25/1 [11/10 SS]

= As low as $0.50 each 

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Crest Toothpaste 2/$3

.50/1 [10/27 PG]

= $0.50 each 

For more Giant Eagle coupon match ups check out these blogs:

The Coupon High

Couponing with Rachel

Walgreens | FREE {50} 4×6 Prints with Free In-Store Pick up

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Walgreens is once again offering free prints as well as free in-store pick up. Use code NOV25FREE to score 25 prints and then use code PRINTME25 in a separate order to score another 25 prints. Note that the codes can not be used in the same order but you can use the same account to order both transactions! Also, this deal is good for today only.

Thank You, Hip2Save

OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter Review

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If you look at my son’s shirt sleeves, he uses them as sort of a road map to explain where he has been throughout the day. Napkins are optional in his book and if he does remember not to wipe his mouth with an article of his clothing, he has the inclination to wipe his fingers in his hair!

So none the less, when I was accepted into the OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter mission through Smiley360, I was pretty excited. Removing stains from clothes is something I definitely contend with on a weekly basis. I currently use Dawn dish soap as a stain fighter. I just dab a little bit on each stain, rub it in and then toss the clothes in the washing machine. It tends to do the trick 95% of the time. But what about that other 5%? Would OxiClean 2in1 stand up to the test?

I picked up a free bottle of the Fresh Scent OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter at my local Walmart per the mission instructions. It runs $8.xx for a 66 oz. bottle. A lot more than what I typically pay for stain remover since a 9 oz. bottle of Dawn dish soap with sales and coupons runs me about $0.50.

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Exhibit A: The sleeves of my son’s shirt before I pretreated and washed them

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The shirt after I pretreated the sleeves and machine washed them with OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter. 

I am pretty impressed with the results. Every stain came out except for a small dot on the cuff.

I decided to test OxiClean out on more stains.

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Pretreating the fabric with OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter

The directions suggest pretreating the stains with the 2in1 and then also adding some to your detergent. I noticed the first shirt I washed had a pleasant fragrance. I wanted to see if this had to do with the OxiClean so with the second shirt, I eliminated the fabric softener and used fragrant free detergent.

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I mixed the OxiClean with Purex Free & Clear which is 100% free of perfumes and dyes

And the results are….

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Most of the stains remained and some got a little bit lighter. I did dig the smell of the shirt though. Remember I washed it with just the OxiClean and fragrant free detergent and I skipped on the fabric softener. It is a subtle smell but that is how I like my clothes anyways.

Next I am going to take Dawn dish soap and see if I can get the stains out. I hope I can because I really like this shirt.

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After the dawn

The results after I pretreated with Dawn

It looks like once I pretreated with Dawn, most of the stains came out. I can still see very faint spots. I’ll probably wash this shirt one more time with Dawn and see what happens.

And to be fair I am going to pretreat and wash another stained up shirt with the OxiClean because we all know some stains are easier to remove than others.

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So the stain has become less visible after washing but it is still there!

Even though, I do like that OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter removed most of the stains and has a nice smell, overall, I think that Dawn dish soap works just as well if not better. It also costs a fraction of the price. I didn’t care for the pretreating step in removing the stains with OxiClean. There is not a good way to transfer the liquid from the bottle onto the clothing. Dumping the liquid into the cap and then from there dumping it onto the clothing is messy business. The product is a liquid so it doesn’t soak immediately into the fabric. It rather glides across it, making it a little more difficult to control where the liquid lands.

Have you used this product? What are your thoughts?

**Note: OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter claims that it brightens clothes as well. I did not test this claim because I feel in order to judge this statement properly I would need two, brand new, identical articles of clothing. I don’t have anything like this on hand so I can not attest to their claims about preserving colors of fabrics.