3 Purchases You’ll Never Regret Spending Money On

When you’ve switched to a thrifty way of living, the idea of spending money on anything can be anathema to you. You want to find the best discounts and pay the least amount of money, so of course, you’re never going to splash out and indulge yourself.

While the above is generally a good way of living — and certainly a great way to prevent yourself from getting into debt — sometimes, it’s nice to expand your horizons and open your purse in a way you normally wouldn’t. If your finances can stand a little spending fun, then the options below make for a great way to treat yourself and improve your life– and you’ll never regret the decision you have made.

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A Coffee Maker

It’s early in the morning, you’re tired, and already wishing the day was over– so why make life more complicated for yourself? Instant coffee is generally considered to be vile; and a French press makes a nice cup of Joe, but is time-consuming to both make and then to wash.

A coffee machine can mean that your day is always guaranteed to start with a perfectly brewed cup. You can program the timer so the coffee is ready just as you enter the kitchen, ensuring that you’re always to get your day off to the best possible start.

Look to buy your coffee filter around the sales period, as this means you’re more likely to get a good deal while still guaranteeing yourself a genuinely useful appliance.

A Great Mattress

A mattress can be the make-or-break factor in your ability to get a good night’s sleep. While you might think it’s being thrifty and clever with money to stick with an old, thin mattress, the value of good sleep cannot be overestimated.

Mattresses are expensive, so it may be tough to convince yourself that you should take the plunge and invest. However, if you do your research, you should be able to find a great mattress at a price that suits you. As part of that research, you need to investigate user feedback about a mattress, so you can be sure you’re getting a good deal. Reputation of brand is always important to ensuring you make the right purchase; Amerisleep Liberty complaints are few and far between, while other mattresses cannot lay claim to such a positive reputation. If you’re going to be spending this much money, you want to be sure you’re getting good value for the cash you hand over, so hunting out information about brands and their reputations is essential.

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A Massage

Massages are beneficial to both your mind and your body. You have a chance to relax and drift off into a blissful, almost meditative state, while your aches and pains are eased away. A massage may feel indulgent, but if it’s just an occasional treat, then it won’t do your budget any harm– and you’ll feel better than you have in a long time.

So, do you think any of the above could persuade you to part with your cash, or is it thrifty all the way for you?

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Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies

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Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies: Sweeten Your Year with a New Cookie Every Day

When it comes to smile-fetching sweets you can’t go wrong with cookies! From soft and chewy to crisp and crunchy, the buttery sensations always get thumb-up approval. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth all year with this brand-new, fun-loving collection, Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies!

Featuring hundreds of full-color photos, this must-see edition offers after-school snacks, coffee-break bites, classroom treats, bake-sale favorites and holiday delights that are perfect throughout the year. You’ll even find cookies that celebrate days such as National Potato Chip Day (March 14), Jelly Bean Day (April 22) and National French Toast Day (November 28). Best of all, a Christmas- Cookies Bonus Section makes this cookbook a home baker’s dream come true!

Order Yours HERE (from Amazon) or HERE (Direct from Reader’s Digest)

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The Pre-Black Friday Holiday Sale at Swagbucks

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As a pre-Black Friday warm up, Swagbucks is offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping.

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you’re all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site’s a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

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Festive Dixie Vodka Cocktails for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Hosting this year’s Thanksgiving feast?  You already have enough on your plate in between roasting the turkey, cooking up half a dozen pies, and entertaining your guests without having to add bartending to your list of hosting duties. These Dixie Vodka cocktail recipes can all be prepared in large batches or in single-serve portions, and are sure to become new holiday favorites that your guests will love and remember.

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Dixie Autumn Shandy

Ingredients:

  • 1.0  oz. Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup
  • 2-4 oz. dry hard cider

*can be made in single-serve portion or in a large batch

Combine first three ingredients in a shaker tin over ice. Hard shake and pour into rocks glass with one large ice cube. Top with cider and serve.

Beauregard's Buck

Beauregard’s Buck

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz. Dixie Mint Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 4 to 6 oz. ginger beer

*can be made in single-serve portion or in a large batch

Squeeze lemons juice into a Collins glass (or Moscow Mule mug) and drop in the spent shell. Add 2 or 3 ice cubs, pour in both vodkas and fill the glass with ginger beer. Stir.

Southern Charm

Southern Charm

Fill shaker with ice; add:

  • 2 oz. Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 mint leaves

*can be made in single-serve portion or in a large batch

Shake; pour in ice-filled glass. Top with tonic. Garnish with cucumber slice.

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Winner of the PeackSkinSheets Bed Set

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The winner of the PeackSkinSheets Bed Set is…

Author: Wendy B. (wab@…)
Comment: I follow WhoSaidNothingInLifeIsFree on Pinterest. (wab865)

I have sent you an email but if you did not received it you can email me at pooh5497@yahoo.com with your name, address and phone number.

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The Famous Five Adventure Game

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In the The Famous Five Adventure Game, you can play as Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the Dog as they attempt to solve mysteries. Visit familiar locations from the original books and take part in fun mini-games and activities. Encounter friendly and not-so-friendly characters and use your reading and problem-solving skills to discover who’s telling the truth and who’s got something to hide! Once you’ve solved the mystery, read back the story of your adventures in a beautiful storybook.

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The Famous Five app has been designed with all the positive values associated with the books by Enid Blyton, including friendship, heroism, adventure, love of the outdoors and daring. Each mystery features unique characters and iconic locations throughout England found in the books, such as the castle ruins of Kirrin Island and Tapper’s Travelling Fair. The app nurtures inquisitive minds and develops literacy skills through storytelling and engaging gameplay.

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IN THE FAMOUS FIVE, YOU WILL:

• Play as each of the Famous Five and explore the beautiful 3D world of Kirrin, including famous locations from the books.
• Encounter Aunt Fanny and Uncle Quentin, along with other well-known characters, both friend and foe.
• Reveal a mystery that only the Famous Five can help to solve!
• Search for clues by playing a series of exciting mini-games designed to test memory, problem-solving and logic skills.
• Speak to characters using a unique mood wheel, choosing the right way to ask questions in order to charm people into telling you what they know.
• Find possible culprits and use your reaction skills to spot if they have anything to hide.
• Find secret passages that will let you take short-cuts, and perhaps contain other rewards as well.
• Play as Timmy, always on the hunt for a clue – or a bone!
• Use all the clues and evidence collected to solve the mystery, just in time for tea!

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Each time your child solves a mystery in The Famous Five, a storybook is generated from their play session for you to read together. The player-generated stories are an excellent resource for parents to develop their children’s language skills to support preschool and school activities.

The Famous Five app is available in the iOS app store for $2.99.

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Get more free gift cards during November Swago with Spin & Win

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is celebrating Thanksgiving early with another big “Swago” promotion starting Monday, November 6th at 9am PT and running until Monday, November 13th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:

Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!

Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.

You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, November 13th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.

Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.

Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you’ll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, November 16th to use all your spins.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points – if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now and click “Join” to get started! If you don’t already have a Swagbucks account, you’ll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

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Holiday Gift Guides for 2017

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Looking for some great gift ideas for the loved ones in your life?  Check out the fantastic ideas I have come up with in each of my Holiday Gift Guides !

Holiday Gift Guide for Women

Holiday Gift Guide for Men

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

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Easy and Delicious Frozen Strawberry Colada Recipe

Strawberry Colada Recipe

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I absolutely love a good frozen cocktail and this Frozen Strawberry Colada Recipe is probably one of my new favorites. It has such a creamy, delicious strawberry coconut flavor.

Ingredients:

All you will need is a blender and these ingredients….

Directions:

Mix 2 oz Captain Morgan Coconut rum with 5 oz Master of Mixes Strawberry Margarita/Colada mix and enough ice to get the consistence you like.  I like mine a little thick so I used 4 cups of ice. If I was serving these at a party I would slice a strawberry to put on the side of the glass as a garnish.

Trust me, this drink will not disappoint !

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