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Great Sam’s Club Membership Deal: Pay $45 for 1-Year and Get $20 Gift Card and $26 in Free Food (Basically Means FREE!)

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by Cassie

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You will be very happy to see this deal again! Every once in a while, Groupon offers this Sam’s Club deal.  It has been about twice a year.  Last time Groupo had it, it was in November.  So it’s nice to see it back as this is a popular deal through a reputable website!   Basically, in the end, you will get a $5 annual membership!

What this deal is that you spend $45 and here’s what you get:

  • One-year Sam’s Club Savings Membership (a $45 value)
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Four Fresh-food vouchers, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, October 27, 2014 (a $26.23 value), including:
    • Sliced oven-roast turkey (22 oz. – $7.98 value)
    • Ciabatta rolls (8 ct. – $3.99 value)
    • Black bean five-layer dip (28 oz. – $7.98 value)
    • Apple pie (10” – $6.28 value)

Since the membership alone is $40, you will essentially receive $46 in additional freebies, which pays for the membership!  This is a great option, but you can only get it for a short time or until they sell out. Please note, your membership is valid for one full year after you activate your membership in-store… But to get the $26 in free food, you do need to activate by 10/27/14.

We took advantage of this deal back in November. We have a Costco membership and do like Costco better – there are still several things at Sam’s Club we like to get the member price on… and the biggest factor was that it really ended up costing nothing extra,  so it was totally worth it to have it for the year!

Don’t wait on this deal as it will most likely sell out! 

 So head over to the Groupon site and check out this sweet deal right now for a Sam’s Club Membership Package valued at $91 for only $45!

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  • Click on the blue arrow to make your purchase!

* As an added bonus, all new Sam’s Club members will receive $80 in special members-only savings on select popular items.¹ These savings are valid 30 days after membership activation.

We also wanted to mention the items that we buy regularly at Sam’s Club.  Costco is different as we buy a whole lot more than we do at Sam’s Club, but that is a topic for another day.

Be sure to read the fine print, but one thing to note, this is NOT for renewals.  It is for NEW memberships ONLY.

For example – these items (in our experience) seem to be the cheapest and hard price to beat at the store:

  • Fresh shredded Parmesan (the hard kind) is cheapest there
  • Hormel real bacon bits (these are quite pricey for the non-imitation) in the regular store and we use it in recipes and salads a lot!
  • French’s Fried Onions
  • Honey (although we have been able to get this in our local grocer’s case lot sales the last 2 years for cheaper)
  • There are some frozen bulk foods that can only be found at Sam’s Club that we really like too
  • When we do make our quarterly or so run to Sam’s Club – we often find great produce deals and will stock up to eat fresh or freeze for the future.
  • For a large item deal – we have found that Sam’s Club is a great place to get freezers – for your awesome food deals – they seem to have lower and very competitive prices on new freezers
  • Our most recent large purchase was a new t.v. that was last year’s floor model for over 75% off.  They had it marked down by over 70% as it was last year’s model and the floor display and then we talked them down by another $55.
  • When you are not getting your digital photo prints for FREE and need some photo prints now – Sam’s Club has the lowest price at .08 – .13 a print. It is also easy to upload them from your computer and pick them up in the store and even cheaper that way!
  • They can also have good deals on office type supplies and ink if/when you get in a bind and have not been able to get those items cheap lately and need them now.  We mostly buy our ink with our Max Perks rewards – but have still needed to make a Sam’s Club ink run here and there.
  • With some exceptions – we will purchase the frozen chicken or fish if/when we run out and there are no immediate sales (see our explanation on saving on meat).
  • Finally, we go through batteries very quickly with our camera that is always on ;) We cannot stock-up fast enough to keep up with our usage (after we run out of our awesome stock from the office store sales) so we get the excess that we need at Sam’s Club as they have the lowest everyday price (along with Costco).

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Practically Free Sam’s Club Membership Deal After Gift Card and Free Food

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by Cassie

We are excited to see another Sam’s Club membership discount.  The last time was back in December, which was nice before Christmas!

Well, for those of you that missed it 6 months ago, you can get it again, but only until they sell out, which may be quickly like the last time.

We grabbed this back in December, even though we have a Costco membership and do like Costco better – there are still several things at Sam’s Club we like to get the member price on… and the biggest factor was that it really ended up only costing us $5 – so it was totally worth $5 to have it for the year!

What this deal is that you spend $45, which is the normal membership price – but instead of just getting a membership, you get a bunch of freebies and discounts with it to make the price basically free:

  • For $45, you and one other person in your household receive a year-long Sam’s Club Savings Membership, a $20 gift card and free merchandise worth over $91, for a 50% savings:
    • $45 Sam’s Savings Membership
    • $20 Sam’s Club Gift Card
    • Free Take and Bake Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza (16”, up to a $7.99 value)
    • Free Cheesecake Squares (16 count, a $11.98 value)
    • Free 5” x 7” Canvas Mini Print With Stand (a $6.86 value)
    As an added bonus all new Sam’s Club members receive:
    • $80 in members-only Instant Savings* offers on select popular items. Valid for 30 days after membership activation
    • Instant Savings Book with more than $3,500 in discounts valid 5/14/2014 to 6/8/2014

Since the membership alone is $45, you will essentially receive $46.83 in additional freebies ($20 gift card and $26.83 in free food and stuff), which essentially makes for a free membership.  This is a great option, but you can only get it until May 19th, or until they sell out – which they have always sold out before the sale ends.

Don’t wait on this deal as it will most likely sell out! 

To get this deal for a Sam’s Club Membership Package valued at $91 for only $45: 

  • Head to the Zulily Discount Buying Site HERE and log-in or register
  • Then scroll down their page for the sales they have going on right now until you find the Sam’s Club deal that looks like this:

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  • Then click on the “shop now” button and make your purchase!
  • Please note, the expiration date is August 17th, 2014 – what this means is that you have to take this into Sam’s Club by that date to start your membership and get your free food and stuff coupons.  But then your membership is good for one full year!

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Free Hooked On Phonics App Today Only ($50 Value)

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by Cassie

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We are HUGE Hooked on Phonics fans.  It has been the most successful program to teach our children to read.  All of them started reading by 5 (so far ;)) and at ages 10, 9, 7 and 5, enjoy hours of reading per day.  Our 10 year old reads a chapter book a day now! And she finished reading Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit when when she was 7 and 8.

I know that is too much information for praising a free app, but we don’t have the app, just the real book version. While we think the real book program is still best, we would imagine that this is one of the best learning apps out there for reading. In fact, this app has won awards. In fact, we are going to grab our download today too!

Well…. It is a $50 app that is FREE today, Wednesday, May 7th, 2014.  So grab this freebie quick and we hope you get to enjoy it for free with your budding reader!

Head to the iTunes Store HERE to download your

free Hooked on Phonics App.

Please note, it is only the classroom edition that is free today, so be sure this is the one you are grabbing!

Thanks to How to Homeschool For Free site for the head’s up on this freebie

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Free Homeschool and Educational Materials For April 2014

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by Cassie

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We are going to share a few of our favorite free things with you once a month – educational freebies! As The Thrifty Couple and as a homeschooling family, these are like treasure chests!

Even if you do not homeschool, these resources are very helpful to keep kids busy with learning activities!

Here’s this month’s freebies:

Free Kindle Books For Children – The top 100 completely FREE Kindle Books for kids!

Interactive Sight Word Reader from Educents

How To Help Children Improve Their Memory & Learn More Using Memory Pegs

Easter Scriptures Handwriting Practice Copywork

Free Printable Everyday Math Books From The 1920s – 2nd – 8th Grade

Antonyms Worksheets – 98 activities and puzzles bundle

Math Games Multiplication Download – PC Only (Windows Vista/7/8/2000/XP)

Greek and Latin Root Words Flash Cards

Free Frozen Themed Math Worksheets – Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication available to download

FREE Earth Day Printables & Worksheets (must create an account and log in to download worksheets; many of the worksheets are completely free)

Printable Mandarin Chinese and Spanish Flash Cards from Parents.com

Three NASA Imagers units to teach Understanding Light, Remote Sending, and Biodiversity

Free BIG Handbook of Nature Study (books 1 – 6 in PDF form)

LEGO Build – Google Chrome application that lets you build online with virtual legos!

Free Spring Number Activities Set For Preschoolers

Maps Of The World – 96,000 completely free maps of the world!

Complete 10-week poetry course for kids

Free Puzzlemaker – create and print customized word search, cross-cross, math puzzles, and more using your word lists.

Free Everyday Arithmetic Books (for 2nd – 8th grade)

Daily Grammar – free online grammar program with 440 lessons and 88 quizzes!

Reading Eggs FREE 14 Day Trial

Elementary Geometry Interactive Math Software from A+ TutorSoft

How To Draw Birds PDF eBook

Anatomy Arcade – free flash games and videos that make basic human anatomy come alive!

LEGO Chemical Reactions – chemistry activity using LEGO bricks to represent atoms bonding into molecules and crystals

FREE Science Experiment Notebooking Pages

Free History Curriculum options

Mi Vida Loca – free Spanish curriculum from the BBC

Free Interactive Music Theory Drills from FiveJs

Book Adventure – free quizzes and prizes for books kids read offline

Free Wordly Wise 3000 Flashcards for iPad

100 FREE Worksheets for 1st Graders

Free Introduction To Linux online course – starts summer 2014 but registration is open

Free Study Guides for popular classic books from the Glencoe Literature Library

HUGE list of FREE educational videos from Watch Know Learn

FREE Codecademy lessons in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP and more!

Free Language Arts Worksheets from School Express

List of Free Learning Resources for Preschoolers

Free Printable Family Travel Maps from I Heart Family Travels

FREE Online Art Classes For K-12 from Art Class 4 Home

Free Shakespeare Copywork: Quotations From Shakespeare’s Plays

9 Free Creative Writing Lessons – geared towards 5th – 7th Grade

Free 48-page History Worksheets eBook

10 Different Completely Free FULL Homeschool Curriculum Options

Free Multiplication Copywork (2-12s)

FREE You Be The Chemist Activity Guides – for K-4 or 5-8

Benjamin Franklin’s Secret Message – Free PhysicsQuest Workbook

Free Science Curriculum – several listings of completely free general science curriculum options

Handwriting Worksheet Generator – make full-page custom handwriting worksheets

MIT Open Courseware for High School Students – many subjects available to take online for free!

FREE Phonics to Vocabulary Workbook (Grades Pre-K – 5th available)

Learn the Months & Seasons Free Charts & Worksheets – 16 page download

Unit Study for Teaching Children About The Five Senses

Do you know of any more?  Please leave a comment below!

Huge thanks to How To Homeschool for Free for providing this roundup!

 

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Ride On Swing Plasma Cars Only $38 Each or $68 for Two (Price Includes Shipping)

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by Cassie

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UPDATE: we posted this last night and woke up early this morning to see that all have sold out except one color.  We hope you are able to get one or two of them at this amazing price before they are ALL GONE! Also, today is the last day, so to find them, just click on the last day tab at the top to find this sale quickly!

Wowee! This is a super hot deal for a very fun toy! The Ride On Plasma Swing Cars are on sale for $27.99 until Thursday at 11:59 pm.  The shipping is $9.95 for one or $11.95 for two. This means that one car is $38 and two cars are $68 with the shipping! Basically, you can get two cars for the price of one since they normally sell for $70 each!

These cars sell for $70 normally, but Amazon has them on sale for $55 shipped for each one.  This will save you a lot more over the manufacturer, even over Amazon’s special sales pricing!

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This is the sales price on Amazon right now! 

This is one the hot holiday toy list for 2013 and this is a HOT price!  Our kids have wanted these for a couple of years.  We might just have to get them this year as this is the lowest we have seen, even with the shipping considered!

Head to the Zulily site HERE where you will find these on sale for $27.99 until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 12th.

To find this sale, scroll to the bottom of the page and look for this image:

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They are selling out of many colors! They are going fast!

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