Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas clearance update 2014

Happy New Year's Eve! Have any of you found some awesome holiday clearance deals? If so, please share! Below are the discounts on holiday clearance as of today. Take these with a grain of salt because they can vary from store to store.

CVS - 50%
Hobby Lobby - 80%
Home Depot - 50%
Lowe's - 50-75% (Operator said they're at 50% now, but might mark down again later today)
Menards - 50%
Michaels - 70%
Pier 1 - TBD
Shopko - 70-80%
Target - 70%
Walgreens - 50%
Walmart - 75%

Tomorrow Dillard's usually has their biggest sale of the year. In the past, the discount has been an additional 50% off sale items (pink tags). Holiday is usually 75% off. I haven't seen any official advertisements for this yet so double check before driving there.

Enjoy the rest of 2014!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Target after Christmas markdown schedule

I scored some great deals during Target's 90% off holiday sale last year and hope to do the same again this year. Here are my guesses as to when they will mark items down and by how much. They are currently at 50% off (food 30% off).

70% off (food 50% off) = December 30th
90% off (food 70% off) = January 4th

Keep in mind that these dates are not a guarantee. They're my best guess based on previous years. Mojo Savings thinks 90% off will happen January 1st this year, but I think that's too early. It's always a good idea to call the store and ask if the markdown has happened especially if you're driving from a ways out. 

Here are some pics I took the day after Christmas just to give you an idea of what you might be able to snatch up.

Friday, December 26, 2014

After Christmas sales 2014

Well hello again! It's been a while. I have admittedly been very lazy when it comes to this blog lately. Although today I literally rolled out of bed early to bring you these deals. That should get me some credit, right?

Because we all haven't spent enough money lately, let's go out and spend some more on after Christmas sales! I'll be at South Pointe in Lincoln battling the crowds. I'm actually going to be there to see Unbroken (can't wait!), but might as well hit a couple stores while I'm there.

Here are the sales I know of right now. I'll try to update this list as the day goes on:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hy-Vee Party Trays 20% off today only

Is thinking about all the food you have to make this coming week stressing you out? Save some time and pick up a party tray from Hy-Vee today. Tell the cashier you have code 15960 at checkout to receive 20% off. Some trays even have fuel saver on top of the discount! Limit 1 per customer.

Thanks to Chicks Dig Deals and Husker Mommy for the heads up on this promotion.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Whitewashing a barnwood ceiling

I think my neck and shoulders are finally back to normal after spending last week whitewashing a barnwood ceiling in our basement bar room. The ceiling isn't completely done so this is more of a sneak peek. I'm anxious to see it once the drywall is finished, flooring is installed and the room is decorated. Just keep that in mind if you look at these pics and wonder "what in the world was she thinking?!"

We were able to get the barnwood from an old shed that's being torn down on the acreage where I grew up. Free! Barnwood is a hot commodity these days so I'm thankful we didn't have to pay for it. We cleaned the boards up with a sander and a wet rag. Looking back, we should have power washed them. A power washer has now been added to our Christmas list!

We cut the barnwood with a combination of a circular saw, jig saw, table saw, and miter saw depending on the piece and where it was being hung. We fastened the pieces with a pneumatic finish nailer (worked great).

Our basement will be decorated with "cool colors" like greys, whites, and black so the natural barnwood color just didn't go. Plus, there aren't windows in this bar area so the barnwood made the room feel dark and small. I decided adding a whitewash would lighten the place up and still let the cool characteristics show through.

You can buy whitewash stains, but I just thinned down some white paint I already had on hand. I mixed two parts water to one part paint which worked really well.

Before whitewashing - we will have a six person high top table in this area.

Friday, December 12, 2014

$8 Bath and Body Works Candles Today!

This sale only happens once a year! If you need some candles for your home or for gifts, now is the time to stock up at Bath and Body Works! Candles are $8 in store today only. This saves you $14.50 because they are originally $22.50.

Bath and Body Works

Even better, stack a coupon on top to save more. Click here to see available coupons. I can't wait to purchase some holiday scents!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Mason jar turned soap dispenser

Happy Friday! A good friend contacted me this week with this great idea to turn mason jars into soap dispensers. Her mom saw them at a craft fair and requested them for Christmas. My friend couldn't find them anywhere and asked if I could make them. I was flattered and said I'd give it a shot! So here we go...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Misty's gift card sale

For those of you who like Misty's Steakhouse & Lounge or know someone who does, now is the time to stock up on gift cards!

Today only from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. stop by any of their locations to score a free $50 gift card when you buy two $50 gift cards. So you're getting $150 for $100.

I was planning to stroll down there at 2:00, but apparently there can be lines for this deal. I was in line on Black Friday and started chatting with a lady about this deal. She said her husband went last year to get the gift certificates. He went to Misty's off Old Cheney at 1:30 and said there was a huge line. So just a heads up that this may take some time!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday deals

Hope you all had a relaxing Thanksgiving with friends and family! It was hard getting up this morning and back into the swing of things. Although, it's Cyber Monday so it should be a good day to score some deals!

Check out the following articles that have already listed the deals for you:

We've got 'em, the best Cyber Monday deals

WIRED's Top 50 Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday 2014: Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy deals, free shipping sites and more

To find more deals, simply google 'Cyber Monday'. I also like checking Brad's Deals, The Krazy Coupon Lady, Mojo Savings, and Fabulessly Frugal throughout the day. Get that Christams shopping done!