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Save 20% off at Party City with the Chuze Coupon Bundle!

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 27, 2015 · 0 comments

If you recall, I shared a new time and money-saving app a few weeks ago called Chuze. Hopefully some of you have had a chance to give Chuze a try for yourself already, but if not, here's a fantastic reason to check it out right now...

For a limited time, Chuze has a great Halloween coupon bundle available that will help you save big on any Halloween party and costume purchases you still need to make! When you download the FREE Chuze app for Android or iPhone and type Halloween Bundle into your grocery list, you'll get the following four exclusive coupons:

  • 20% off your purchase of $70 or more at Party City
  • $0.75/1 Duncan Hines Decadent Cake Mix (any flavor)
  • $0.50/1 Duncan Hines Frosting (any flavor)
  • $0.50/1 Duncan Hines Signature Cake, Brownie or Cookie Mix*

But you'll need to take advantage of these savings soon -- the Party City coupon is only good through 10/31, and the Duncan Hines coupons expire not long after!

If you have a minute, I'd love to hear your thoughts on Chuze either in the comments or via email. I'm happy to pass any feedback you have along to the developers so that we can really maximize all of the potential this tool has for helping us save time and money at the grocery store!

*P.S. I use the Duncan Hines Signature Cake Mixes in my homemade Easy Bake Oven refill mixes. This should make for a great deal!

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I've got a dirty little secret, and I think it's about time I come clean... I hate grocery shopping.

There, I said it! There are at least a hundred things I'd rather do instead, including unclogging the kids' toilet for the 8th time this week and scouring the lime buildup in our master bathroom shower.

I've tried sending my husband to the store for me (because he'd actually rather shop than clean), but then I end up getting at least 7 phone calls asking where this item is or what size/brand/color/flavor I want of that item. Can you relate?

If so, I'm sure you'll be as excited as I was to learn about Chuze, a new smartphone app available for IOS and Android. It's revolutionized the way I create a grocery list and streamlined how I shop from it.

“Chuze puts time back into your day, money back into your wallet, and a sense of discovery back into the grocery shopping experience.”

How Chuze Saves Time & Money At The Grocery Store

Though Chuze is still in beta and working out a few kinks, it's fast becoming one of my favorite money-saving apps. Take a look at these features that are currently available, and I think you'll agree:

  • Adding items to my shopping list is so easy my 7-year-old can do it! Simply scan the barcode on any item with your smartphone, and Chuze adds that exact brand, flavor, size, etc. to your shopping list.
  • Save money with coordinating coupons. While there are only a few coupons available currently, this has the potential to be HUGE for lazy couponers (including myself at this life stage). Chuze will automatically match your list with available coupons and/or suggest alternate brands that have a coupon instead.
  • Chuze lets you share your list with family members. See what I'm getting at here? Exactly what I want gets purchased -- no matter who is doing the shopping. I added my husband and all 5 kids to my master list, and anyone can add items or shop from it.
  • AND when it's time to shop, chuze organizes your list by aisle. I can't even tell you how convenient this feature is. Even without the coupons, this app is totally worth it just to be able to find everything quickly and easily!

If you're a visual sort of person, this video gives a great overview of the Chuze app:

Now if only they could make my grocery store that empty when I shop! Right?

Click here to get started with Chuze today, and I'll be sharing new updates and tips as they're available...

Disclosure: Sponsored by Chuze, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!

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Fill Your Bag & Get 20% Off at Staples #LessStress

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 26, 2014 · 0 comments

Didn't get everything you wanted for Christmas? No problem -- Staples has you covered with this awesome Fill Your Bag & Get 20% Off coupon! Note that this coupon is only valid today and tomorrow (12/26-12/27/14), so get to Staples now to take advantage of these big savings.

There are some exclusions you'll want to be aware of:

Not valid on in-store kiosk orders. Not valid on in-store kiosk orders. Not valid on computers, tablets, Chromebooks, Apple®, Beats™, Bose®, Amazon products, Roku®, Steelcase®, Canon® ink, Epson® ink and toner, HP ink and toner, printers, fax and copier machines, cases of water, Staples® EasyTech, SquareTrade® warranties, gift cards, mobile phones and mobile phone services, phone cards or postage stamps.

But there are still plenty of ways to maximize your savings! Check out the weekly ad for lots of sales that you can can pair with the 20% off coupon to save even more. Here are a few of my favorites:

Buy 3 get one FREE on Style at Staples products -- Yes, this sale is still going on! If you love gorgeous, fashionable office supplies, you need to check out the Style at Staples line. My girls loved all of the Poppin items we got them for Christmas, and I adore the Cynthia Rowley items I ordered for my office!

Bella Storage Totes, psa $1 -- Get organized for the New Year with these space saving totes! Prices start at just $1 for a 6-qt. shoe box, and the 71-qt. container is just $8.

Crayola Kits, $19.99 -- Pick up the Paint Maker, Marker Maker, Marker Airbrush Set and more for this low price! My kids have tried several of these and always have so much fun playing with them.

Tech Accessories -- Now is a great time to pick up accessories to protect all of those electronics you received for Christmas! Staples has a huge selection, with many brands on sale right now.

Buy One Get One 50% Off Holiday Games -- Stock up on board games for those family game nights! My Staples has a large selection for all ages.

Remember, these prices are all before the Fill Your Bag & Get 20% Off coupon, so print it now or just show it on your mobile device in stores!

#LessStress at Staples

All season long, Staples will be helping you save more with less stress every day with:

  • Price Match Guarantee both in-store and online.
  • Risk Free Purchase with an extended holiday return policy.
  • New Staples Mobile App is faster with redesigned Weekly Ad page to showcase the best in-store deals and ability to view deals by category.
  • Daily Deals on the Staples.com online storefront.
  • Free Shipping from Staples.com for Staples Rewards members, plus up to 5 percent back in Staples Rewards on everything including technology.
  • Ship 7 Days a Week with package drop off and associate assistance.
  • Shop from Staples.com kiosk for items not found in store.

How will you be using this awesome Staples coupon?

I'm so pleased to be partnering with Staples again this holiday season as part of the Staples Holiday Council! Their ultimate goal this holiday season is to "make less stress, more savings happen." Staples will be offering great deals (including exclusive offers!) throughout the holiday season, helping you get more for less!

This post is brought to you by Staples. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas at Staples #LessStress

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 17, 2014 · 0 comments

Christmas is just over a week away... Are you done shopping, yet? We actually seem to be pretty on top of things for the first time in ages, and I believe I just need to pick up a few stocking stuffers. Well, I guess I need to go grocery shopping, too -- but gift-wise, we're pretty set.

I know what it's like to be crazy behind on my holiday shopping, though. There have been a good many years of staying up until 4am on Christmas Eve to get all of our gifts wrapped...

Last Minute Gift Ideas

So for those of you that need a little help and encouragement right now, I thought I'd throw together a short list of ideas that may help speed things along for you, hopefully making your last minute shopping a little less stressful!

Hot Tech Accessories -- Technology is everywhere these days, which means that spare chargers and other tech accessories are always gifts that are well received. Consider a Mophie JuicePack ($79.99), I/O Magic Virtual Keyboard ($129.99), or the PNY T2200 PowerPack (starting at $7.49) for the gadget lovers on your gift list!

Hot Audio Accessories -- Headphones make a fantastic gift for preteens and teens, and will make parents ecstatic, as well (ask me how I know this)! Check out the line of Beats by Dre headphones, earphones and speakers, as well as the Bose line, available online and in select stores!

Stocking Stuffers -- I'm always tempted to buy dollar aisle junk as stocking stuffers, but I'd much rather buy gifts that I know the recipient will actually be able to USE. Some fantastic suggestions at Staples right now are a Google Chromecast ($30), Bottle Ninja bottle opener ($11.99), or a FitBit Zip ($59.99)! I'm actually hoping to find a FitBit in my stocking on Christmas morning...

Host and Hostess Gifts -- Don't show up to those holiday parties empty handed. Check out these fun gifts that are sure to be a big hit for hosts and hostesses alike: Bendy Wine Aerator ($14.99), ChitChats Drink Markers ($9.99) or those big Yankee Candle Jars ($14.99) I mentioned the other day!

Co-Worker and Boss -- You know that I love fun office accessories... They can totally transform a blah space to bling! Shop the Style at Staples line, which touts amazing pieces from Poppin, Paperchase and Cynthia Rowley that will help brighten up any office.

Reminder: Staples is your best bet for last-minute shipping of holiday gifts, with 20% off UPS and USPS shipping services through 12/23!!! It's not often that we see savings on shipping packages, so this is a HOT deal for sure. Just print your 20% off coupon here or grab one of the flyers in stores (you'll find the coupon on the back).

#LessStress at Staples

All season long, Staples will be helping you save more with less stress every day with:

  • Price Match Guarantee both in-store and online.
  • Risk Free Purchase with an extended holiday return policy.
  • New Staples Mobile App is faster with redesigned Weekly Ad page to showcase the best in-store deals and ability to view deals by category.
  • Daily Deals on the Staples.com online storefront.
  • Free Shipping from Staples.com for Staples Rewards members, plus up to 5 percent back in Staples Rewards on everything including technology.
  • Ship 7 Days a Week with package drop off and associate assistance.
  • Shop from Staples.com kiosk for items not found in store.

Do you have any other last minute gift ideas to share?

I'm so pleased to be partnering with Staples again this holiday season as part of the Staples Holiday Council! Their ultimate goal this holiday season is to "make less stress, more savings happen." Staples will be offering great deals (including exclusive offers!) throughout the holiday season, helping you get more for less!

This post is brought to you by Staples. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Shipping Holiday Gifts with #LessStress + Hot Deals

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 10, 2014 · 0 comments

My family is pretty lucky in that we all live in about a three-hour radius of each other, which means a bit of travel during the holiday season, but at least we all get to see each other and exchange gifts in person.

However, I know that many of you have families that are spread out across the U.S., which often means shipping Christmas gifts to family and friends -- a costly necessity. So I know that you'll be thrilled to hear about this special promotion at Staples this week!

Save on Shippping at Staples

As part of Staples' commitment to helping customers make more happen for less this holiday season, they're offering 20% off UPS and USPS shipping services in their stores this week!!! It's not often that we see savings on shipping packages, so this is a HOT deal for sure. Just print your 20% off coupon here (page 16) or grab one of the flyers in stores (you'll find the coupon on the back).


More Hot Deals at Staples

I made a quick trip to Staples today to round up my favorite deals this week. You can check them out in the short video above, along with what I purchased while there, but I'm also going to list them below so you have all of the details. There are some really good ones!

Get a $15 Staples gift card when you buy $100 or more in participating gift cards -- I've mentioned before that I think gift cards are a fantastic choice for gifting. The recipient can use it to get exactly what they want/need, and can take their time finding just the right deal on it. Right now when you purchase $100 in MasterCard, American Express and/or Visa gift cards, you'll receive a $15 Staples gift card for FREE! What a great way to treat yourself to a bag of your favorite Starbucks coffee or use it toward that new Kindle you've been eyeing.

Kindle e-reader with Wi-Fi $49 after Easy Rebate (reg. $79, customer pays $79, Easy Rebate for $30) -- Speaking of Kindles, you can pick up a Kindle e-reader with Wi-Fi for just $49 after Easy Rebate this week! This is a fantastic price on a gift that your favorite bookworm will adore.

Buy 3 get one FREE on Style at Staples products -- If you love gorgeous, fashionable office supplies, you need to check out this sale. Good on the amazing new Cynthia Rowley line, colorful Poppin products, Paperchase, Arc and Moleskine, it's a great way to stock up for less. I purchased several items from the Poppin line for my girls that I know they're going to be crazy about, and then I went home and ordered a few items from Cynthia Rowley for myself!

Buy one get on 50% off on Yankee Candles -- Need a great hostess gift? You can't go wrong with holiday-scented Yankee Candles! Pick up the big jars right now at buy one get the second at 50% off...

#LessStress at Staples

All season long, Staples will be helping you save more with less stress every day with:

  • Price Match Guarantee both in-store and online.
  • Risk Free Purchase with an extended holiday return policy.
  • New Staples Mobile App is faster with redesigned Weekly Ad page to showcase the best in-store deals and ability to view deals by category.
  • Daily Deals on the Staples.com online storefront.
  • Free Shipping from Staples.com for Staples Rewards members, plus up to 5 percent back in Staples Rewards on everything including technology.
  • Ship 7 Days a Week with package drop off and associate assistance.
  • Shop from Staples.com kiosk for items not found in store.

Are you planning to head to Staples for any of these deals? Please share in the comments!

I'm so pleased to be partnering with Staples again this holiday season as part of the Staples Holiday Council! Their ultimate goal this holiday season is to "make less stress, more savings happen." Staples will be offering great deals (including exclusive offers!) throughout the holiday season, helping you get more for less!

This post is brought to you by Staples. All opinions are 100% mine.

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