Easy way to save money while shopping online using EBATES

I was snapping and doing insta stories a bit ago on some online clearance when my little EBATES button popped up reminding me I can activate cash back when I realized I have never shared with you guys about how I use EBATES.

So I had seen the commercials for it how people get money back for shopping online, I had seen other bargain shoppers post their referral links but it never dawned on me that that OH YEAH, I shop online and I LOVE saving money.

So at some point in the last year I finally signed up and now I save money pretty much everywhere I shop online from expedia when I book our trips, to eBay, old navy, kohls…you name it, you can probably get cash back.

It is a super simple sign up process where it will install a button and anytime you go to a website that EBATES has cash back available it will pop up and remind you so you won’t ever forget. Its fantastic!!  Christmas time is always a good time when earning cash back.

 

To sign up you can use my referral link here: https://www.ebates.com/r/KYMBER608?eeid=28187 and you’ll actually get $10 right off the bat.

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

This is in no way a sponsored post. 

 

 

Nursery IKEA Dresser Organization

I originally had my heart set on the Hemmes IKEA white dresser but I just couldn’t fathom spending nearly $250 on a dresser that would most likely get scratched, drawn on, and who knows what else. Fortunately I found this smaller IKEA dresser for only $30 on a local fb swap/shop group. I somehow lugged it up a flight of stairs myself and got it all set up in the nursery. Probably shouldn’t have but I was to excited to just keep it in the car until hubby came home. haha.

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(that nightstand was a 90% off target find at $6.99!!!)

I knew I wanted the dresser super organized for those sleepless nights so we wouldn’t be rummaging around trying to find what we’re looking for. At first I was going to buy the IKEA cloth drawer organizers but I stopped Dollar Tree while doing some errands just for the heck of it and found these! They are 11.5 x 8.5″.

dollar tree organizers

dollar tree organizers

 

 
The best part is the bottom part comes out and you can use it as a divider! JACKPOT! So I bought 9 of these cloth organizers which fit the dresser PERFECT. You seriously NEVER know what you can find at the DollarTree. I had no idea I would find something that fit so perfectly.

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Seeing as this is our first little one I am sure I will switch things around as baby Rubeo grows but for now this is how I’ve got it all organized.

nursery dresser organization

 

I will be switching out the knobs soon. They are super small and almost impossible to grab. Thinking something black…

Target 90% off Christmas Clearance

Just thought I would show you what waiting for Christmas Clearance to go to 90% off will get you. I spent $71 and saved $541! I got EVERYTHING I came for and couldn’t be happier.

I got:

Toys and games and puzzles for $0.10-$.50 ea

2 pk Pacifiers for $0.69

Toddler plates & cups for $0.19-$0.39ea

Toddler Christmas jammies sets of 2 for $1.19!!

That big stuffed animal dog was only $1.99

All those christmas decor trees on the fireplace were $1.49-$1.69ea!!

The list goes on and on….

 

What has been your favorite thing to buy during 90% off christmas clearance?

 

 

Top things to buy day after Christmas Clearance

Well let me start off by saying if you haven’t read my blog post on my TOP THREE STORES to shop at day after christmas go HERE to read that first and then come here and read what I suggest buying the day after Christmas. These items listed are just what I suggest purchasing the day after christmas. Everything else, I suggest waiting for it to drop to 90% off especially if you have more than 2-3 Target stores around you your willing to hit up you’ll find everything you want once it goest to 90% off if you get there right when they open.

 

PERSONAL CARE/BEAUTY:

Gift Sets: My husband is an OLD SPICE only kinda guy. That stuff ain’t cheap compared to other brands so this is when I combine coupons with the 50% on gift sets on Old Spice Gift Sets, and shavings sets for me. I typically get these gifts sets for anywhere between $1-$3 each. Well worth it considering everything in it is well over $10.  (Store: Walmart)

Chapstick: Target has these as stocking stuffers. This is when you really need to keep your eyes out on there products. They ALWAYS have our favorite EOS chapstick gift sets.  (Store: Target)

 

top things to buy day after christmas salesHOUSEHOLD ITEMS:

  • Where I live the ziploc bags & glad wrap and foil go first. So I am literally at the store the moment they open for this reason. Within 5 minutes they’re all in peoples carts.

Ziploc Bags & Ziploc Containers: This is when I stock up for the entire year on ziploc bags. Well technically the up & up brand AND ziploc. Again I always have coupons on hand for ziploc bags and containers that I combine with the 50% off and we are good for the entire year. (Store: Target)

Glad wrap & Foil: This is another item I stock up on every year. Last year I scored so many I still don’t need to stock up on it this year. (YAY ME!) Look for the glad wrap and foil with seasonal designs on it. These will be in the christmas section AND with the regular glad wrap and foil. (Store: Target)

Air Freshners & Candles: I typically always get these for FREE. How? Coupons 🙂 Combine coupons you have with the seasonal air freshener and candles that are 50% off and you have yourself candles and air freshness for life. (Tip: I actually use the frebreeze air freshness in my car. They work amazing!) (Store: Walmart & Target)

Napkins: Just look for the paper napkins with holiday prints hidden away in the regular aisles with paper goods! We always stock up on 2-4 of these for the entire year.

top things to buy day after christmas sale

CHRISTMAS DECOR: (STORE: TARGET & DOLLAR TREE)

This should kind of be a no brainer so I won’t go into to many details on this one. I typically go for the wrapping paper first because its what everyone else goes for first as well. Other things I typically go for are: Placemats, Mini Christmas Trees, Christmas Lights (if we need more), garland (I always get this at DT because hello $0.50c!!! Christmas Decor is actually the thing I get the least amount of things from if any.

 

PARTY GOODS: (STORE: TARGET & DOLLAR TREE)

I will admit though I try to wait till 90% off at Target for these if possible then I buy them all. I mean who wouldn’t when they are $0.10-$0.30 each

Plastic Tablecloths: Who doesn’t need plastic tablecloths for parties and get togethers? They are typically always just one color so I grab a couple for year-round crafting parties, and parties we throw.

Paper Napkins & Cutlery: We use these paper napkins for parties, christmas parties, and any other parties we may have and plastic cutlery is perfect again for parties (less dish washing for you 😉 and picnics.

Paper Plates/Cups/Bowls: My stash of paper plates/cups/bowls is 100% from holiday clearance.

Top 3 stores to shop at day after Christmas

I am a HUGE fan of shopping stores the day and week after a holiday. For christmas though its all about the day after. Why? Because its the biggest ‘day after’ holiday that people shop. Bargain hunters, couponers, and the average Joe. So everything goes QUICK.

I always have a game plan when I do day after Christmas shopping. I’m currently working on mine now for which stores, and exactly what items I am wanting. (Blog post coming on the top things to buy the day after christmas). 

My top three stores are actually not stores I typically shop at EXCEPT my first pick. I’ll explain more along the way

 

So… DRUMROLL PLEASE….

 

My TOP THREE STORES to shop at the day after Christmas are….

 

  1. TARGET. 

This should go without saying if you know me 😉 I practically live at Target. Target is my #1 pick because of how diverse there christmas selection is. Did you know there is christmas stuff in almost EVERY department? Beauty, Cleaning, Toys, Clothing, Decor, Lighting, Personal Care… the list goes on.Because of this a couple days beforehand I walk all through the entire store and write down everything I am wanting to get and know exactly what aisles I need to hit up. Why a couple days beforehand and not a month before? Because people are last minute. They are always shopping the day before stocking up. So I would rather see if they even have it in stock chances are at this late in the season they are not re-stocking the shelves. I make this list so that when I see the 50 other people rushing to the clearance section I don’t get caught up in what I think I need, or completely forget to check certain aisles. Once I make that list I make notes of how many I would like of each and what items are most important to me. For example getting household items are way more important to me than getting more ornaments because they are something we use on a daily basis.

 

2. WALMART

I RARELY shop at Walmart. Sorry, Walmart but target just has my heart. Simple as that. However when it comes to day after thanksgiving shopping Walmart has a lot more of certain things that I know target will either

(a) sell out of instantly

(b) not have enough in stock

(c) Less expensive price before any discount meaning even deeper discount when 50% off is applied

so I ALWAYS hit up walmart. With that being said, be prepared. Walmart gets INSANE the day after christmas. I wish I were joking. So just put a smile on your face, look at that list you made, grab it, and get out.

 

3. DOLLAR TREE

This may come as a surprise to you. Did you even consider the dollar tree? I am a sucker for it because hello 50% off $1 is $0.50! Guaranteed amazing prices. The only thing with DT is they can and do sell out fairly quick because theres not a lot of stock. However what they do have are things I use either for parties or use for DIY holiday crafts. Because its mainly crafting and party goods for me this is my last stop of the day. They are not necessary items, just perks.

 

So, were these stores what you were thinking they would be? I would LOVE to hear what stores you hit up and why! I honestly do not venture from these three because they are my staples of what I need and want year-round.

Next blog post is on EXACTLY what I buy at each of these stores so that you can make your own list this year and go armed ready to get everything you need and want 😉