Free Budgeting App + Giveaway at 9PM Eastern Time

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Have you tried the Budgeting App Every Dollar, created by the Dave Ramsey team? 

 

It’s an online program that includes a free app allowing you to easily manage your budget, no matter where you are. 

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From your computer or phone, you can . . . 

  • Create your first budget in less than 10 minutes
  • Add and split transactions
  • Set and achieve your money goals

Here are a few reasons to try it out . . . 

1. It’s free.

What have you got to lose? 🙂 

 

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2. Create your budget from your computer or tablet.

Just create a free account and lay out your monthly budget on your computer or tablet.

 

You’ll also get a free Guide to Budgeting when you sign up, so if you have no idea where to start, you’ll be walked through every step of the way.

3. It automatically updates everything for you.

Once you’ve gotten started,  Every Dollar will automatically update your totals while you work through your expense list, and easily gives you access to “Baby Steps” to encourage and motivate you along the way.

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4. Once your budget is set up, you can add in purchases as you go from your phone, almost creating a “virtual” envelope system.

What I think is genius about this program is that you and a spouse could both set up accounts on your phone, and both people can keep up with what’s really being spent. If you’re both willing to really determine to track your spending, this adds in so much accountability and will help you work towards your goals together!

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5. It might just change your financial future.

If you’re not tracking your budget, you have no idea where your money is really going. Choosing to stick to a budget really will transform your finances, because you’ll know exactly where your money goes each month.

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This is an easy way to start working on that for free which I love. Head on over HERE, sign up for your free basic account, and let me know what you think!

 

 

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BONUS: I’m super excited because the Dave Ramsey team gave me THREE Rachel Cruze Budgeting Wallets with Clip Systems to give away to 3 lucky readers (wow!)

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Go HERE to check them out, and join me at 9 PM Eastern Time on Facebook live to enter the giveaway. I’m so impressed with the quality of this wallet, and think you’ll love it too. Go HERE to enter to win at 9PM Eastern Time! 

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This is a sponsored post from Dave Ramsey, however all opinions are my own. I really did try it out and love it, and think you’ll love it too!


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Hatchimals and Nintendo?

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This could be huge! This Sunday (12/4/15), it looks like there may be Hatchimals in stock at your local Toys R Us (according to CNBC.)

 

I have no idea if they’ll be there for sure or not, but am crossing my fingers for a few of you parents who are hoping to find one this year! And, they might just have the Nintendo NES Classic Game too.

 

I’ve heard Target is getting some small daily shipments of the Nintendo NES games, and there’s a chance they may get some Hatchimals in too. If you happen to find either of these I’d sure love to hear about it ~ leave a comment to share!

 

{Side note ~ from the reviews I’ve seen on Hatchimals I’m not crazy impressed, so I’d have a hard time standing in line for these. BUT, I also remember getting my very first Cabbage Patch Doll after my mom waited in line way too long, and I remember being oh-so-excited to have my very own. That being said, if you can’t find a Hatchimal (or aren’t willing to pay too much and wait in line for one), check out this letter from Santa that one smart mom wrote.}

 

Thanks, Living Rich With Coupons

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Winners of the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Congratulations to the five winners of the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! Five email subscribers were picked randomly from our email list, to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and I’ve just sent them each out an email. Here are the five lucky winners:

  • emi—ros-@outlook.com
  • tri–ara-@gmail.com
  • dza–la-9@hotmail.com
  • al—onlic–@gmail.com
  • mara–ank-@yahoo.com

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If you haven’t signed up for PPP emails, I’d sure love for you to sign up (we may do another giveaway soon, plus you’ll get oodles of great deals delivered to your inbox every day!) Go HERE to sign up, and you’ll also get my Ultimate Check List just for being an email subscriber.

 

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25 Days of Dollar Tree DIY Day 20: Quick & Easy Wreath

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Anyone else love the Dollar Tree? I thought it would be fun to check out 25 days of Dollar Tree Thanksgiving & Christmas decorating ideas, because they’re always my favorite projects. :)

Check out this easy way to create a quick Christmas Wreath out of a wire hanger and Dollar Tree ornaments!   See the full tutorial and finished project at Delightfully Noted.

See more Dollar Tree DIY projects:

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Laurie’s Favorite Things Giveaway

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If you’re just joining us – I hope you were able to watch the Live video over on Facebook earlier and here are the winners!

  • Utensi Measuring Spoons- Kathy Ross
  • Shark Vaccum – Meredith Schiller
  • Cents of Style Gift Card 1- Melissa Totoraitis-Miller
  • Cents of Style Gift Card 2- Jennifer Clifton Sapp
  • Cents of Style Gift Card 3- Lisa White
  • Dave Ramsey Book 1- Sarah Ridley
  • Dave Ramsey Book 2- Stacie Fraser
  • Slow Cooker- Angela Scheider
  • Annie Sloan Paint- Sarah Miller
  • Ninja Blender – Angie Strickland

I’m so excited about this giveaway coming in just a few hours tonight! Starting at 9PM Eastern Time on Facebook Live, I’ll be giving away a few of my favorite things, and I’d just love for you to win.

 

To enter to win, you’ll need to watch the video on Facebook Live at 9PM Eastern Time

 

Here’s what we’re giving away . .  . 

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Utensi Spoons (Use code PPPFAVES for 10% OFF ~ I love these spoons!!!)

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Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean

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Nutri-Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-IQ Boost

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Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

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THREE $30 gift cards to Cents of Style, where you can get . . .

Aberdeen Plaid Blanket Scarf

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Thankful & Grateful Tees from Cents of Style

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Annabelle Lightweight Open Cardigan

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Hold & Go Slow Cooker

 

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And here are a few more of my all time favorite products, along with links on where to purchase them.  (These aren’t included in tonight’s giveaway, but if the response is good hopefully we’ll have more giveaways in the future!) 🙂

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Instant Pot

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Silhouette Cameo

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Hunter Boots

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FitBit Charge HR

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UGG Women’s Classic Short Boot

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Roomba

 

This post was created in partnership with the Shark® Rocket® Complete with DuoClean™ Technology and the Nutri Ninja® Nutri Bowl™ DUO. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.”

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Should You Buy Christmas Gifts at Costco?

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Yesterday I made a super quick trip to Costco, and realized they have several items on sale for Christmas that you don’t want to miss! Like always though, you’ve got to do your research to make sure you’re really getting a good deal.

 

Several of the items were significantly less at Costco than I’ve seen elsewhere, while a few were just priced high there. I definitely recommend always checking before you buy (be sure to download the Amazon App so you can compare), and make sure you always get the best price!

 

I was thinking about it and while many of the prices are only off by $5-$10, if you can save $10 on 10 Christmas gifts this year you’ll save a whopping $100. Definitely worth taking a few minutes to make sure you get the price, and if you keep up with PPP you should save way more than $10 on most of the items posted here! 🙂

 

Costco Best Deals Ending 12/24/16

1. Camera’s

Fuji XP90 Waterproof 16 MP CMOS 16 G Card and Case – $149.99 Compare to $149.99 on Amazon

Fuji Instax Mini70 Camera with 10 ct Rainbow film – $89.99 Compare to $89.99 on Amazon ~ however you can score this Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 for $54.99 right now on Amazon!

Panasonic Z550 Travel Camera – $249.99 Compare to $171.18 on Amazon (not the exact same model though)

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2. Computers

HP 17.3″ Envy Laptop w 4GB Graphics Card – $849.99 Compare to $948 on Amazon

HP 15.6 Envy Laptop Intel Core 17-7500U – $699.99 Compare to $699.99 on Amazon

HP Envy Wireless Printer 7645/7640 Wireless Printer – $94.99 Compare to $105 on Amazon

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3. Toys

John Deere Tractor and Trailer Ride On Trailer – $89.99 I couldn’t find these anywhere else except Boscovs for $139 – I think this is a fantastic price!

GelWriter Premium Gel Pens (100 ct) – $15.99 Compare to $25.70 on Amazon

Mega Blocks 100 Pice Set with Storage Bag – $15.99 Compare to 80 piece $11.47 on Amazon

Madd Gear Drift Trike – $69.99 Compare to $79.99 on Amazon

American Girl Mini Doll and Bookset – $39.99 Compare to $20.83 on Amazon

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4. Gift Cards

Legoland Sigle Admission Ticket – $56.99

Bonefish Grill, Bravo!, P.F. Chang’s, HoneyBaked Ham – $79.99 for $100 worth of Gift Card

Build A Bear Workshop – $79.99 for $100 worth of Gift Card

5. Movies

Disney Movies – $11.99

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6. Vacuums

Shark Rotator Powdered Lift Away Vacuum with Canister Caddy – $199.99 Compare to $179.99 on Amazon

Shark Rocket Deluxe Ultra Light Corded Stick Vacuum – $134.99 Compare to $179.99 on Amazon

Roomba 85 Vacuum Cleaning Robot – $349.99 Compare to $339.99 on Amazon

7. Electric Toothbrushes

Phillips Electric Sonicare Whitening 2 pk Toothbrushes – $109.99 Compare to $157.95 on Amazon

 

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8. KitchenAids

KitchenAid the Hand Stand Mixer 4.5 Quart with Tilt Head – $199.99 Compare to $186.81 on Amazon

9. Electric Razors

Philips Norelco Shaver 5200 with Aquatec – $69.99 Compare to $69.99 on Amazon

10. Pyrex Set and Snapware

Pyrex Sculpted Glass Mixing Bowl Set – $9.99 Compare to $19.97 on Amazon

Snapware 38 piece Plastic Food Storage Set – $19.99 Compare to $19.99 on Amazon

 

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Curious what else to buy at Costco? Check out this list of my favorite 15 items to buy at Costco every single day. Here are a few more posts you may want to check out:

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My 5 Favorite Black Friday Deals . . .

 

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Have you kept up with all the crazy Black Friday deals today? Goodness, they’ve been nuts!

Here are my top 5 favorite deals I’ve seen so far . . . besides the Fitbit Charge Deal which wins for favorite hands down 😉

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1 .  Canon EOS Rebel with 2 Lenses & Bag only $449 ~ Lowest price this has ever been!

I love my Canon Rebel!!

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2. Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker – $69

This is an AMAZING workhorse that doubles as a crockpot or a pressure cooker, makes yogurt and does so much more!

 

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3. Amazon Fire Tablet $33.33  (regulary $49.99) ~ such a great deal while it lasts!

If that particular Kindle isn’t what you’re looking for – there’s also a deal on these:

And for old-fashioned paper books – – don’t miss out on the Amazon $10 off $25 Books code!

 

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4. Power Wheels Ride-Ons – Starting at $45!

Or if you are looking for a leg-powered transportation – these Mountain Bikes are $58!

 

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5.  There are some CRAZY deals on Train Tables & Train Sets. . . 

This 50-pc Train Table is only $37 and this bigger, nicer KidKraft Train Table is $99 (Reg $299)

Also get Thomas the Train Sets on Amazon for a steal today, as well as these other great toy deals:

 

 

 

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Here’s the complete list of Black Friday deals posted so far . . . 

 

 

 

 

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25 Days of Dollar Tree DIY Day 15: Christmas Countdown

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Anyone else love the Dollar Tree? I thought it would be fun to check out 25 days of Dollar Tree Thanksgiving & Christmas decorating ideas, because they’re always my favorite projects. :)

Check out this great idea for using a Dollar Tree pizza pan to create a custom Christmas Countdown!  See the full tutorial and finished project at Tried & True.

See more Dollar Tree DIY projects:

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Christmas Made EASY: The Ultimate Christmas Checklist

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Oh my.

 

 

You are gonna love this.

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Like . . .

 

YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE. THIS. 

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I was worrying this weekend about all the things I needed to do to get ready for Christmas, and realized that I just needed a perfect checklist to really get myself organized.
So I visited Pinterest . . . and there were so many great lists, but none that were just right.

 

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But lucky for me (and lucky for you!), I have an awesome designer who created this Ultimate Christmas Checklist so you and I can be completely organized and stick to our budgets this year. 

 

 

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WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

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(Yup, I’m a wee bit excited about this one.)

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More than anything here at PPP, I want to you to save a bundle this Christmas, and at the same time, I’d just love to make Christmas easier for you too.

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So, hurry over HERE to get and let me send it right out to you, and let me know what you think. Happy Black Friday Week!

 

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{Note ~ if you’re a PPP email subscriber I sent this out to you a few hours ago today. Send me an email at contact@passionatepennypincher.com if you didn’t get yours!)

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25 Days of Dollar Tree DIY Day 12: Jumbo Snowflakes

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Anyone else love the Dollar Tree? I thought it would be fun to check out 25 days of Dollar Tree Thanksgiving & Christmas decorating ideas, because they’re always my favorite projects. :)

Check out this idea for creating jumbo snowflakes out of popsicle sticks!  You can create them in any size, but I just love these large snowflakes.  See the picture tutorial and finished project Here.

See more Dollar Tree DIY projects:

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