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101 FREE prints from Shutterfly

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Kate Hamernik


Use the code below for 101 FREE prints from Shutterfly! Photobooks, stationery, cards, and more from Shutterfly.

Use the code LOVE101 for 101 FREE prints!  If your family is anything like ours, you probably took some sweet pictures for Easter and you might want to frame a couple of those up for Mother’s Day right?  We like to take advantage of these FREE prints codes to give out to our friends & family.

Have you recently had photos taken by a photographer that gives you the rights to print your own?  This is an excellent way to stretch that budget even further!  Just pay shipping!


Enjoy ~ Kate

Chili’s “Holideals” : Save Time and Money during this busy season!

Posted on: November 29th, 2013 by Kate Hamernik


Sign up for Chili’s Holideals and get a yummy deal every day now through December 24th!   Enjoy free kid’s meals, free dessert, free appetizers, and more!   You can also purchase a $50 gift card and get a FREE $10 gift card for yourself (or to use as a stocking stuffer!)

Enjoy ~ Kate

$15 off at Buca Di Beppo

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 by

Do you enjoy Buca di Beppo?   You can get $15 off your next visit just by joining the Buca e-club!   Just click the link below, it only takes a few seconds.   Our family rarely goes out to dinner or lunch without some kind of coupon.   Our kids love Buca di Beppo and we signed up for this ages ago.   The Buca di Beppo e-club sends out only a couple emails each month that almost always have an AWESOME coupon attached – so it is a really great newsletter!

Enjoy ~ Kate

20% off Tea Collection for #BackToSchool

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by Kate Hamernik

Great deal from Tea Collection just in time for Back to School!   We love Tea Collection, but we only buy it when we find a great sale like this one.   We have found that Tea Collection lasts better than any of the brands we have purchased and when we can find a sale it is actually very budget friendly!

Tea Collection sale

Today (Thursday, August 15th) through Sunday, August 18th, Tea Collection is rewarding you with more savings when you buy more during the Back to School Savings event. Save 10% off your purchase of 3 items with promo code BACKPACK3. Get 15% off if you buy 4 pieces with promo code PENCIL4. Keep a whopping 20% from your purchase of 5 items with promo code RULER5! Get your kids ready with shirts, pants, dresses, or entire outfits. The sale only applies to full-priced items, and excludes Patagonia. When it comes to Back-to-School shopping, this is your chance to get a lot for a little! Happy shopping =) !

Enjoy ~ Kate

FREE MONTH of Redbox Instant

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by Kate Hamernik

*Disclosure* Redbox has compensated me for getting the word out – you get FREE movies with no obligation to buy anything – win win right?*

Get a 1-Month Free Trial to Redbox Instantâ„¢ by Verizon with a subscription. Receive access to a Streaming Library of Hits and 4 DVD Credits every month for rentals at your local Redbox kiosk. Once your free trial expires, membership costs $8 per month plus taxes. That matches Netflix’s Unlimited Streaming package.

RedBox Instant by Verizon

  1. Sign up for the 1 month free trail
  2. Instant, unlimited access to streaming movies
  3. Enjoy 4 fabulous DVD credits at the Kiosk
  4. Stream movies wherever you are

You can always cancel after your first month – there is never anything to buy!   That being said – it is a pretty sweet deal if it is something you find you use regularly – ditch that cable bill!   That is what we did!

Enjoy ~ Kate

*I know all the disclosure stuff is overkill – but it is what it is – just trying to follow the law!*

San Diego Deals and Steals was featured on Money Saving Mom!

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Kate Hamernik

This week little old San Diego Deals and Steals was featured on Money Saving Mom again!   They were kind enough to showcase a VERY simple recipe that I use to keep our grocery budget super low!   I make a lot of soup from scratch and the past couple years I have started making my own vegetable broth for FREE!   If you use veggie broth (or even if you use chicken or beef broth and wouldn’t mind substituting) a couple times a week it could save you $5+ a week – not a lot – I know, but it is CRAZY easy and it does add up!

Broth from vegetable scraps recipe


Homemade Vegetable Broth Recipe

I LOVE using it in Vegan Tortilla Soup!

Check out the link and see how you can make it too!

We were also featured on Money Saving Mom with stories of our

Debt Free Adoption

and our

Paid Cash for a (new to us) Car

If you are looking for a national blog that really celebrates living richly on less I highly suggest following Crystal at Money Saving Mom….. she is kinda awesome!

Enjoy ~ Kate