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As with so many preteen boys, my boys are avid gamers, disappearing to their room for hours on end to play online matches with each other and their friends on their Xbox Ones. Things can get a little rowdy and loud up in there, especially since they got new gaming headphones for Christmas and don't realize just how vocal they're being, so I often just shut their door to block out the noise and let them be.

They also asked for gaming chairs for Christmas, but that was one gift they didn't find under the tree on Christmas morning -- mainly because I just couldn't find a good option that fit their bedroom...

The placement makes taking a photo extremely awkward, but basically they have an awesome set of triple bunkbeds that fit into the corner of the room, with a double bunk on one side and a single loft on the other, both meeting up in the corner. It's the perfect option that allows them to have friends sleep over. Unfortunately, it also eats up a lot of space in their room and makes for some unique decorating challenges.

You might recognize the teal chevron chair above from previous posts. It originally lived in our great room and was later moved to my girls' room. After the girls received a lounging couch as their Christmas gift, one of my boys asked if he could use it in his room. As you can see, it's definitely seen better days, but it's served its purpose for now. My other boy has been using the gray beanbag (that's also seen much better days) under the loft area where his TV is set up.

When I saw that Walmart is having a Kids' Rollback Event online, I figured that I'd take a look to see if I could find them some chairs that looked a little more masculine and would fit their cramped quarters.

I was excited to find this awesome chair that featured a drink holder, pocket and easy-carry handle -- but then I was pretty bummed to find out that the color options I was hoping for were out of stock. If you're looking for emerald, red or zebra print, though, definitely check that one out!

However, I did find another chair made by the same manufacturer that looks to be almost the exact same thing, minus the drink holder and pocket. These features weren't deal breakers for me, so I ordered two of the Big Joe Club 1 Chairs in the Patriot Blue Color. The squishy beanbag-like construction should make it easy to cram into their tight quarters, and the color should blend in well with their bunk beds.

I gave my boys a heads up that a couple of chairs were on their way, and they are SO excited for them to arrive! They should be here Thursday, so I'll come back to add a little update on their thoughts after actually trying them to this post then.

In the meantime, if you're looking to updated your kids' bedrooms, play areas or bathrooms on a budget, definitely check out the Walmart Kids' Rollback Event. There are some really cute items available at a discount right now!

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Tax time is not my favorite time of the year... While I no longer file our taxes myself, I remember the days of using TurboTax all too well -- as well as the angst of wondering if I'd done everything correctly. I'd agonize over hitting the submit button, knowing that having to correct anything after the fact would be even more nerve wracking.

Luckily there are many affordable professional tax filing services available these days, including several conveniently housed right within your local Walmart store. Tax professionals from Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax will be in select stores to help you prepare and file your taxes quickly and accurately, giving you peace of mind while ensuring that you maximize your tax refund.

You know I'm all about saving time and money, and this service does both! You can choose to file online, schedule an appointment, walk in or even just drop off your tax documents -- a total win for busy moms and dads.

Bonus Offers for Tax Prep with Walmart

In addition to the time and money savings, you can also get a little something extra when filing your taxes through Walmart by taking advantage of one or more of the gift card bonus offers below:

  • Jackson Hewitt $20-$50 Walmart eGift Card -- Jackson Hewitt is offerin two gift card options through March 31st. Get a $20 Walmart eGift Card when you file online, or get a $50 Walmart eGift Card when you file in store.
  • Liberty Tax $50 Cash -- Liberty Tax is offering $50 in cash when you file via their tax prep services.
  • Liberty Tax $50 Refer-a-Friend Bonus -- Liberty Tax is also going one step further and will give you another $50 in cash when you refer a friend to their services. See a Liberty Tax professional for details.
  • $10 Bluebird Bonus -- Open a new Bluebird Account and elect to have you electronic income tax refund direct deposited to your account to receive a $10 bonus.

Walmart Direct2Cash Cash Pickup Option for Tax Refunds

In addition to Walmart's tax preparation services and bonus offers, they've also just launched a first-of-its-kind option that will allow consumers to "skip the check" and pick up your tax refunds in cash. This new option, called Walmart Direct2Cash is available nationwide now. More details here.

Visit the Walmart Tax Prep Services page for more details on all of these promotions, as well as helpful tax time tips and advice.

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FLAVORx Custom-Flavored Medicine Available At Walmart

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 9, 2015 · 0 comments

Chances are at some point in your life as a parent, you've experienced a knock-down, drag-out battle with your kids over taking a prescribed medicine. And if you haven't, count your blessings!

Perhaps it's just harder since we have a large household full of strong personalities, but a couple of my kids have an aversion to anything grape-flavored, while others can't stand grape and prefer bubblegum. And then there's the lone child that can't stand either...

Hopefully this won't be such an issue in the future, though, thanks to FLAVORx. If you have a child that struggles with taking medicine, you're definitely going to want to learn more about this.

What is FLAVORx?

Available at Walmart, FLAVORx is a dye-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and casein-free medication flavoring system. FLAVORx is designed the enhance the taste of most liquid medications, although there are a handful of medications that cannot be flavored due to stability concerns. The majority of liquid medications can be flavored, including antibiotics and even OTC medications.

How do I flavor my child's medicine with FLAVORx?

You child can choose his or her favorite flavor right at the Walmart Pharmacy! Banana, sour apple, bubblegum, and many more are available. Simply ask for FLAVORx at the window when dropping off the prescription, or better yet, fill out the form below, checking off your desired flavor, and present it along with your prescription.

Not sure which flavor to choose? Fred the Flavorbot can assist you in selecting the best flavor options for your medicine. Just choose your medicine from the dropdown list, and he will recommend the flavors that will work best.

Adding FLAVORx to medicine increases the cost by a mere $1.88 -- a small price to pay to avoid some of the tantrums we've had in our household. Note that FLAVORx is not covered by any insurance program, so the cost will be added on to any co-pay amount due.

Will FLAVORx help you reduce medicine-time stress?

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If you had to guess how much the necklace above cost, what would you say? I've personally drooled over statement necklaces at JCrew that were upwards of $50, a price that's far too steep for someone like me that just wants to dabble in the trend.

This gorgeous statement necklace came from -- wait for it -- Walmart of all places, and I paid only $10 for it!!! Now that's a price I can live with!

I kid you not, the quality of these necklaces is absolutely on par with the higher end necklaces I've seen. With dozens of styles to choose from, you can pick one up to dress up all of your favorite outfits, and I recently noticed a collection of statement earrings to match at my local store!

I was first introduced to these bargain statement necklaces when I was at Walmart headquarters for a blogging trip back in October. I fell in love with the beautiful necklace shown above. (Yes, that's really a $10 necklace!) Unfortunately, I've been unable to find this particular necklace in stock online or at my local store.

I can't say that I'm surprised -- these necklaces were a HOT item for holiday gifting.

But I did find this one after I returned home (excuse my tacky name sticker), and I totally added it to my "collection". Oh, and it's actually on roll back online for just $8 right now, as are several others! So be sure to use Savings Catcher to snag that extra $2 savings...

I wore it with a simple LBD (little black dress) to a posh fundraising dinner I attended recently, and a woman I met there asked if I was an attorney. That totally made me chuckle to myself! Although, even if I was an attorney, I like to think I'd still go for the bargain statement necklace option...

Seriously, does that look like a $10 necklace? I have three of these beautiful budget-friendly necklaces so far, and I'll definitely be adding more.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to Walmart to pick up one (or 3, or 4) of these amazing statement necklaces. It would be perfect for dressing up your New Year's Eve look on a budget!

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Walmart Baby Stock Up & Save Event Happening Now!

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 26, 2014 · 0 comments

I have to say that I am SO glad to be done with the diapers, pull-ups and wipes phase. Not only was that an expensive stage, but the logistics of trying to keep track of my stockpile in 3+ sizes was HARD, I tell you! And making sure I had my diaper bag stocked and ready -- I don't even remember how I was able to stay on top of it...

For those of you still in the midst of it (I feel your pain), check out the Baby Stock Up & Save event at Walmart happening now! You can save on all your favorite essentials for infants to children, including your favorite Kimberly-Clark baby and child care products, like Huggies, Pull-ups and Goodnites.

Pricing includes:

  • HUGGIES Diapers, $34.47
  • Pull-Ups, $24.94
  • HUGGIES wipes, $11.97
  • GoodNites Youth Pants, $24.94

PLUS during this limited time event, diaper packs will include free FROZEN wipes! And there's more -- print these new money-saving coupons to save even more:

The Walmart Baby Stock Up & Save Event savings are available both online on and in stores; however, if you want to use these printable coupons, you'll need to print them and use them at your local store. Happy savings!

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