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Back to School shopping with Walgreens Paperless Coupons

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I am in the throws of trying to get some great deals on Back to School shopping for my kids. With three in school, we need everything from clothes and shoes, to back packs and school supplies. I am doing my best to try to save on everything that I possibly can.

Walgreens has a mobile app that I downloaded on my iPhone. Within the app, I was able to load some paperless coupons that allowed me to save money on things I was going to purchase anyways! Here are a few of the deals that I scored at Walgreens with Paperless Coupons:

Wexford Scissors $1.49
$0.49 final price clipless coupon
Total: $0.49

Dawn on sale for $0.99
$0.25 paperless coupon
Total: $0.74

L’Oreal Essence Hair Color $7.99 (on sale)
$3 paperless coupon
Total: $4.99


There were several other paperless coupons that would have helped with back to school buying as well. While checking out, the man behind me was amazed to find out that I could load paperless coupons on my phone and have the cashier scan my phone for savings. I told him how easy it was to load the coupons and how with three kids we love finding new ways to save money.

I only saved $5.25 buying these items, but that is almost 50% off and was all done without the hassle of actually buying and cutting coupons from a newspaper! So easy! I even loaded a few other coupons to my phone while standing in line waiting to check out. I love having my coupons mobile. No more worrying about leaving my coupon binder at home. Having my coupons on my phone make it so easy and simple. I don’t mind standing in longer lines at check out now, it gives me more opportunities to load coupons and save!

WalgreensCoupons To use the Paperless Coupons, simply download the FREE Walgreens app. Create an account and upload the coupons that you want to use. (Be sure to sync your Balance Rewards membership to the Mobile App to get started.) At checkout, simply open the app and let the cashier scan your phone. The discounts will show on your receipts. So easy.

Frozen Dresses for less then $18 Shipped

My youngest is turning 6 soon and she LOVES Frozen so much! Her whole birthday theme is Frozen! I am so excited about this fun find on Amazon!

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Pay just $17.11 for this Frozen Princess Elsa and Anna Dress Girl’s short sleeve Purple Tutu Dress!

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Or get this one for just $17.68 Shipped! Frozen Girl Elsa & Anna tutu princess dress w/ action figure!


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Thoughtful Thursday with Hallmark Value Cards

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During the school year, we love on teachers, friends, and family with “Thoughtful Thursday” gifts form our hearts. We sometimes buy a Sonic drink, sometimes a handmade gift, and sometimes we send a greeting card.  Since summer has been here, we have fallen completely out of this routine and I am sad about this.


Thanks to a great find at Walmart, we are turning this ship around! Walmart sells Hallmark cards for as low as $0.47 each! These #ValueCards are awesome! They are great quality cards and adorable! I restocked up on cards for Birthdays, Just Because, and a few that are Miss you type cards. The selection is great for both the $0.47 cards and the $0.97 cards. Also, in case you are wondering, the price is not on the back of the card…just the very familiar Hallmark symbol.

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As an added bonus, you can earn rewards for every Hallmark card that you buy at Walmart through the Hallmark Card Rewards Program. For every 5 cards you buy, you’ll earn a reward. Rewards can be redeemed for awesome things like Old Navy eCards, Omaha Steaks and more. I have earned a few rewards and they will be active next month for me to use! You can report upto 20 cards a month which gives you four rewards a month!

I love that I can be rewarded for doing what I normally do…buy cards! Too cool! I had no idea that I could claim the cards I purchase at Walmart! I am excited about the rewards that I am going to earn in the coming months!

Check out the awesome Value Card selection:




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Nerf N-Strike Elite w/dart refills $14.49 (reg $21.99!)

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Save 34% Off a Nerf N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2X4 Blaster & Dart Refill Pack Bundle. Originally $21.99, now you can get it for only $14.49. 

This is a great gift for birthday or save it for Christmas!

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Must Visit in Dallas: Reunion Tower


There are several iconic places in Dallas that most visitors like to tour when they come into town. We have lived here for 5 years now and have no explored some of these places ourself. We decided this summer that we would cross a few of these places off of our list and I am so glad that we did! We were treated to a ride up to explore in exchange for this post with our honest opinions.

Reunion Tower was built over the course of several years, starting in 1974. In 1978, it opened to the public for the first time. Reunion Tower is 560 feet tall and it only takes a short 68 sec ride in the elevator to get to the top. After several years, Reunion Tower needed renovations. The GeO Deck reopened in 2013 and is beautiful! It’s very modern and interactive. You can also dine in Wolf Gang Pucks Five Sixty restaurant which rotates around the top of the Tower. (You need to make reservations for this!)

Reunion Tower

We scheduled a visit to Reunion Tower for 8PM on a Friday night. We valet parked and went inside and got right in line to go up. Before going up, we had our picture taken against a green screen. (Once at the top, we were able to view our photos and make our selections!) We rode the elevator up…and it was VERY quick. The girls could look out as we went up and they thought this was so much fun.

Once at the top, we enjoyed learning more about Dallas from the big screens that are available indoors. The kids were able to zoom in and see many things via live cameras. They were also able to see light shows on the massive screens and see what special events the lights are designed for. It was fun seeing the OU/Texas lights! The kids could have played on this for HOURS! (They are basically massive touch screen computers!)

We went outside and walked around. It was beautiful and 8PM was a great time as we were able to enjoy seeing Dallas from up high in the daylight! We could see really far. We used the (free) telescopes to look even further away. The girls loved looking out. The weather was perfect and it was not crowded.


We went back inside for a bit and the girls enjoyed making keepsakes, smashed pennys. We then went back outside to enjoy overlooking the citys night life. It was so beautiful. You could see so many buildings all lit up and it was a very clear night so the sky was dark and perfect.

Once we were ready to go back down, we got in line to get on the elevator. We enjoyed playing in the giftshop under the Tower and the kids found several things that they loved. They do sell a few snacks and drink options.


  • 3 and under are FREE
  • Kids 4-12 are $8
  • Adults are $16
  • Senior Adults are $14


Monday-Sunday 10AM-10PM


All active or retired military personnel will receive $5 off their admission tickets until August 31st at the GeO-Deck. Show your valid military ID at the Reunion Tower ticket booth at the base of the tower.

Follow Reunion Tower on Facebook and Twitter! Send a tweet out and watch the fun interaction that you get back!


How I organize my family of five and Back to School Deals

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I love the thought of summer and relaxing but I also love getting organized and ready for Back to School. I have tried several different methods on organizing my family of five and all have failed miserably. I finally found something that has worked for our family for the past 6 months. It has really helped us to stay on top the weeks events and everyone can see what is upcoming, so that there are no surprises. Each month, I fill out our dry erase board and we add to it as needed. The kids enjoy marking off each day as it ticks by. Ours is located on the back of the door leading out to our garage, so we pass it daily. You can pick from several different styles on Zulily right now!


There are lots of Back to School deals at zulily! My girls take their lunches each day and we own several of these reusable bags. We love them!