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Back to School Tax-Free Holidays 2017, Nationwide List

Back to School Tax-Free Holidays 2017

The kids will be going back-to-school before you know it… are you ready?  Every year, the kids have a long list of supplies that they need to buy for the upcoming school year, and of course, they need new clothes and shoes… so why not save a little bit of money and shop tax-free?!

 

Back to School Tax-Free Holidays 2017 // Money Savvy Living

 

If you haven’t already, start taking a look at your local store flyers to see which stores may be running special pricing on their back-to-school items, combine it with the NO TAX holiday, and you will save even more money!

 

Several states nationwide are offering tax-free holidays for back-to-school items, such as school supplies, clothing, footwear, and even stuff for the dorm and home.  Here is a list of states nationwide that will be offering tax holidays in August 2017:

Arkansas August 5-6, 2017

  • Clothing – $100
  • Clothing Accessories or Equipment – $50
  • School Art Supplies
  • School supplies
  • School Instructional Materials

Connecticut August 20-26, 2017

  • Clothing and Footwear – $100 or less

Florida August 4-6, 2017

  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories – $60 or less per item
  • School supplies – $15 or less per item
  • Computers and certain computer-related accessories when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use – $750 or less per item

Iowa August 4-5, 2017

  • Clothing & footwear, each item up to $100

Louisiana August 4-5, 2017

  • The Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use. The state sales tax is payable on the portion of the purchase price of any individual item in excess of $2,500.

Maryland August 13-19, 2017

  • Clothing & Footwear, each item up to $100

Massachusetts August 12-13, 2017

  • Clothing – up to $175 per item
  • Most purchases less than $2500 threshold amount

Missouri August 4-6, 2017

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $1,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $1,500
  • Graphing Calculators – not to exceed $150

New Mexico August 4-6, 2017

  • Clothing & footwear, each item up to $100
  • Computers: desktop, laptop, tablets or notebook up to $1,000
  • Related computer hardware – $500
  • School supplies for use in standard, general-education classrooms must be under $30 per unit

Ohio August 4-6, 2017

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less

Oklahoma August 4-6, 2017

  • Clothing & footwear, each item up to $100

South Carolina August 4-6, 2017

Texas  August 11-13, 2017

  • Clothing & footwear: $100 or Less
  • School Supplies & Backpacks: $100 or Less

Virginia August 4-6, 2017

  • School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
    • Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
    • Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item

In addition to school supplies, Virginia is also offering additional tax-free items the weekend of August 4-6. 2017:

  • Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
    • Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
    • Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
    • Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
    • Other specified hurricane preparedness items with a sales price of $60 or less per item
    • Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items
  • Energy Star andWaterSense Items:
    • Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star or WaterSense label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

Back to School Tax-Free Holidays 2017 // Money Savvy Living

 

Save Everyday at 100+ Retailers with Deals from Groupon

Save Everyday at 100+ Retailers with Deals from Groupon

I just love a good deal!  I think that most of us do… so when I can find coupons to save money on the everyday things that I am going to buy anyways, that’s a win for my budget!

Save Everyday at 100+ Retailers with Deals from Groupon // Money Savvy Living

Even though I do love coupons, I seem to never have them with me when I need them.  But that is also why Groupon is so convenient… I can access the Groupon deals right from my cell phone, which I almost always have with me—either through the Groupon app or the Groupon website.

Save Everyday at 100+ Retailers with Deals from Groupon // Money Savvy Living

Here’s a few of my favorite retailers that have deals on Groupon:

Home Depot

Amazon

Hotels.com

Shutterfly

Bed Bath & Beyond

Target

Verizon Wireless

JCPenney

Orbitz

Victoria’s Secret

Babies R Us

Walgreens

Sam’s Club

Talbots

New York & Company

Save Everyday at 100+ Retailers with Deals from Groupon // Money Savvy Living

 

For a complete list of retailers at Groupon, click HERE.

Which Groupon retailers do you shop at?  Check it out today and save on your next purchase!

 

*This post has been sponsored by US Family Guide and it’s advertiser.  Product review and opinions expressed in this post are mine alone. #ad

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable

Tissue Box Storage Container Tutorial + FREE Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoxTopsHero #CollectiveBias #ad 

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

 

Even though summer isn’t even half over yet, the kids will be heading back to school in about one month!  Yes, it’s hard to believe, but soon, we will be back into our school-year routine.  Although, this year, the start of the school year will be bittersweet for me, because my oldest son starts middle school, and my baby goes to kindergarten… I have a feeling there may be some tears on the first day of school this yearprobably from me!

Since the start of a new school year is just around the corner, you know what that meansback-to-school shopping needs to take place!  Of course, you know that your kids are going to need new shoes and clothes, because if those items aren’t out-grown, they probably have been heavily used (that’s my nice way of saying that everything basically has permanent stains and holes!). But there are plenty of other things that you will need to get to complete the kids’ back-to-school supply lists.  In addition to  crayons, markers, pencils, and scissors, you will need items such as tissues and paper towels…

Not only are these products necessities for stocking up for the kids’ school supply lists, but they are everyday household essentials as well.  So I love being able to support the school with the Box Tops from these products that I am already buying… and right now, you can give back with double box tops!

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

Of course, toilet paper doesn’t show up on the school supply list, however, the Box Tops that come on these packages are still helpful to the school, so being able to choose a brand that supports schools through the Box Tops program is perfect!  On my last trip to Walmart, I was able to pick up:

  • Kleenex® Trusted Care* 3 Bundle Pack
  • Kleenex® Trusted Care* 4 Bundle Pack
  • Scott® Tissue 20 Roll Pack
  • Viva® Vantage® 6 Big Rolls

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

Kleenex has several designs that both kids and adults can appreciate for the box design: anything from contemporary designs to characters from the kids’ favorite movies… I like being able to set a box of tissues in my bathroom that actually matches the décor…

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

But it’s also nice to be able to use these tissue boxes for something even after the tissues are gone… like a Box Tops saver.  Instead of just throwing the Box Tops in a drawer or on the counter, using an empty Kleenex box is the perfect way to keep all those little Box Tops together..

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

I have also found that the empty tissue boxes are useful for so much more though.  I’m going to walk you through a tutorial of how to actually convert these empty tissue boxes into a stylish storage container.

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

If your kids are like mine, they have all kinds of random things on their dresser.  So the idea is that all of the toys and non-essential items can go in the storage container.  This will clean up the top of his dresser and he will still know exactly where to find all of the toys in his room.

Tissue Box Storage Container Tutorial

Don’t throw away an empty Kleenex box ever again… I’m going to show you how you can use them to help organize your home.

 

 

Step 1 Glue two empty Kleenex boxes together (you can also do this with three or four boxes too).

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Step 2 Cut fabric to fit.

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Step 3 Turn the boxes upside down, so the openings are face-down on the fabric.  Use heavy-duty, double-sided tape to secure the fabric.

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Step 4 Because the fabric is thick, it helps to cut some of the fabric out and then use the double-sided tape to secure the top fabric down to the end.

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Step 5 Cut a diagonal slit down to the corner so that it is easier to secure the side fabric to the ends.

Step 6 Fold remaining fabric at the bottom and neatly fold up and use the double-sided tape to secure to the end.

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Step 7 Turn the boxes right-side up.  Use scissors to cut fabric over the holes.

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Step 8 Use double-sided tape on each piece of fabric and secure underneath.

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Step 9 Add a fun label and any other stickers or decorations.

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living 8If you like the labels that I used for my Tissue Box Storage Containers, here is a FREE printable for yours too!

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

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Quick and Easy, Deli Meat and Veggie Kabobs

Quick and Easy, Deli Meat and Veggie Kabobs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #AskForEckrich #EckrichFlavor #ad @Walmart

 

Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living

 

Summer is nearly half over, and before we know it, the kids will be heading back to school.  Of course, we all realize how busy things are during the school year, but with three boys that are busy most of the summer finishing up spring sports, and then starting fall sports, our summers don’t really slow down that much.  I am always looking for a quick, easy, and healthy snack (or meal) that I can make for the kids.  So I was pretty excited to be able to pick up several varieties of Eckrich Deli Meat at Walmart on my last trip.

Now, Eckrich Deli Meat is making it even easier to get your deli meat at your local Walmart too you can enter for a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card!

Enter here:

#EckrichFlavor #Sweepstakes (7/11 to 8/18)

 

Not only is Eckrich Deli Meat a trusted brand, since 1894, but the deli meats have great flavor and my favorite part they are very affordable!  Each of the deli meats that we chose were less than $4.00 per pound!  While there were several varieties to choose from, the boys decided to get:

  • Eckrich Ham Off the Bone
  • Eckrich Pickle & Pimento Loaf
  • Eckrich Hard Salami

Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living

 

Having Eckrich Deli Meat on hand is a staple in our home.  Of course, they make it easy to put a delicious sandwich together, but these deli meats can be used for so much more!  Whether I’m looking for a quick and easy snack, lunch, or even a party appetizer, I turn to deli meat and veggie kabobs.

 

Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living

 

All of the same great flavors that you get in a deli meat sandwich, but without the bread so it’s a great option if you’re on a low-carb diet or need to eat gluten free!

Create these Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs:
  1. Cut each of the slices of Eckrich Deli Meat until it’s about 1.5 inches wideQuick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living
  2. Wash cherry tomatoes, keep whole.Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living
  3. Peel and slice cucumber, then cut cucumber slices in half.Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living
  4. Make cheese cubes (if you don’t have block cheese, just use cheese sticks)Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living
  5. Make sriracha mayonnaise.  It’s so easy!  Just mix sriracha sauce into the mayonnaise to taste (add a couple of drops at a time because it’s pretty spicy!)Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living
  6. Roll deli meal slices and layer on the skewers, alternating tomatoes, cucumbers, and cheese cubes between deli meat slices.Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living

It’s really just that easy!  And your kids will love these Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs!

Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living

 

Make your own:

Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs

Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living

Ingredients List:

  • Eckrich Ham Off the Bone
  • Eckrich Pickle & Pimento Loaf
  • Eckrich Hard Salami
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Cheese Cubes *optional
  • Sriracha Mayonnaise *optional
  1. Cut each of the slices of Eckrich Deli Meat until it’s about 1.5 inches wide
  2. Wash cherry tomatoes, keep whole.
  3. Peel and slice cucumber, then cut cucumber slices in half.
  4. Make cheese cubes (if you don’t have block cheese, just use cheese sticks)
  5. Make sriracha mayonnaise.  It’s so easy!  Just mix sriracha sauce into the mayonnaise to taste (add a couple of drops at a time because it’s pretty spicy!)
  6. Roll deli meal slices and layer on the skewers, alternating tomatoes, cucumbers, and cheese cubes between deli meat slices.

Quick & Easy Deli Meat & Veggie Kabobs // Money Savvy Living

Click here for more back-to-school recipe inspiration and a chance to enter the #EckrichFlavor sweepstakes.

 

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Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp: Register Now + Freebies

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp: Register Now + Freebies

Do you have a child that loves to play soccer?  If you do, then participating in a Challenger Sports British Soccer camp is a must-do activity this summer… and if you register now, you can gain access to a lot of fun freebies!

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps // Money Savvy Living

 

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps // Money Savvy Living

British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed, and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own community.

In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and, of course, is a ton of fun!

Sounds like fun, right!?  But it gets even better!  When you register your child for one of the soccer camps, they will also receive over $100 in freebies: FREE SOCCER JERSEY, SOCCER BALL, T-SHIRT & POSTER with code: CAMP17 

 

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps // Money Savvy Living

Enroll you child in a British Soccer Camp today and remember to use code CAMP17 to get a FREE SOCCER JERSEY, SOCCER BALL, T-SHIRT & POSTER!

 

*This post has been sponsored by Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps.  Product review and opinions expressed in this post are mine alone. #ad

SmitCo Gifts for Girls + Savings Code

SmitCo gifts for girls + savings code

SmitCo Gifts for Girls + Savings Code | Money Savvy Living

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Do you have all of your shopping done?

Guys, we know it’s important to not forget your wife or girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, but this year, make the day a bit more special for the little ladies in your life too.  SmitCo has adorable and affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12—not just for Valentine’s Day, but for birthdays or other special occasions too!

SmitCo has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun. A huge hit is the brand new Mermaid themed scrapbook kit as well as 3 unique princess dress up sets.

SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls—all packed in cute gift boxes.

Find all the great products here.

Oh, and did I mention… that my readers get to save!  Get 15% Off your entire purchase of gifts!

Go to: https://www.smitcollc.com/ and use promo code: ACART15% to save!

SmitCo Gifts for Girls + Savings Code | Money Savvy Living

Cyber Monday: Hot Amazon Deals!

Cyber Monday Deals | Money Savvy Living

 

Thanksgiving is barely over and Christmas shopping is well underway!  If you didn’t get everything you needed on Black Friday, you can still pick up some great deals today… Cyber MondayAmazon has tons of great deals today, and I’m going to share a few of the best ones with you, but click here to shop all of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals!

 

One of the hottest sellers this season is The Magnolia Story, so if you love watching them on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you should definitely pick up their book.  Less than $5 makes this a great stocking stuffer!

Need a TV?  You literally cannot beat the price of this one:  $89 for this Acer 23.8 inch HD TV!!

Need faster internet?  You might want to pick up a new router or range extender… and Netgear is making that so easy to do day, with 50% off!

Toys.  If you are a parent, getting the toys that your kids want is a big deal at Christmas… so here’s a great Cyber Monday deal for you: Hasbro has 50% a huge selection today! Check out this Pie Face Showdown game, Trivial Pursuit, Nerf, Furbys, and more!

If you plan on baking Christmas cookies this season (and I know you are!), you will definitely need a table mixer for that!  KitchenAid has a great deal on their 6 Qt Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer today for only $219!

Want to decorate for Christmas without climbing on the roof to put up lights?  Here’s your answer: Star Shower Motion Laser Light Projector, save 29% today…priced around $35.

And, of course, the hottest item of the season:  drum roll, please!!  HATCHIMALS!  Okay, these are not a Cyber Monday deal, but if your kid just has to have one, you can still get them on Amazon…

Happy shopping… and happy saving!

Cash for Christmas Giveaway

Cash for Christmas Giveaway | Money Savvy Living

Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don’t we all!

We are so excited to be giving away $330 in cash prizes for you to use starting Thanksgiving weekend. Here are the prizes:

1 – $100 Amazon Gift Card
1 – $75 Target Gift Card
2 – $25 Walmart Gift Card
1 – $25 Kohls Gift Card
3- $10 Starbucks Gift Card

There will be 8 winners in this giveaway. Each winner will receive a gift card code to use on the online store or in the actual store.

Now its time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.

Cash for Christmas

Starting at the top row we have:

Terri – Christmas Tree Lane, Melissa – The Farm Girl Gabs, Christine – Your Strong Tower, Audrey – That Recipe & Munofore, Dana – Goods Giving Back, Tammy – Creative K Kids, Trish – Creative Simplicity by Trish Sutton, Kim – Shopping Kim and Enter Online Sweeps, Ali – Home Crafts by Ali and Ali’s Book Nook, Kelly – Typically Simple, Kim – The Resourceful Mom, Katie – The Ramblings of an Overtired Mama, Angie – God’s Growing Garden, Sarah – Devastate Boredom, Karen – Raising Little Superheroes, Gina – Money Savvy Living, Beverly – Eclectic Red Barn, Melissa – Deliciously Savvy, Beth – Our Pretty Little Girls, Meredith – The Mom of the Year, Laura – Michigan Saving and More, Debbie – Heartbeats ~Soul Stains, Carol – The Red Painted Cottage, Tiffany – A Wandering Vine, Monica – Mommy & Love, Holly – Keeping Life Sane, Sinea – Ducks ‘n a Row, Cindy – Simple Steps for Living Life, Tammy – My Life Abundant, Kari – Keep It Simple DIY, Danielle – Dancing with My Daughter

Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs.

The giveaway will end midnight on Wednesday, November 24th, the night before Thanksgiving. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize. If you respond right away, we will get you the gift card code promptly so that you can shop with it on Black Friday! If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will choose another winner.

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Create a Custom Photo Book with AdoramaPix

Discount on AdoramaPix Photo Book | Money Savvy Living

 

I take pictures of my kids all the time.  Mostly, on my iPhone… because it is what I have with me, so it’s convenient.  And while it is so nice to be able to share my life and highlights of my kids’ lives on social media, it is also nice to be able to sit down and flip through a photo album and reflect on those events.

 

That is one reason that I love to compile all of my digital photos into a keepsake book.  I don’t have to scroll through my phone or newsfeed or remember where I stored them on the computer…

 

Your memories deserve more than a lifeless screen! Breathe life into your photos and turn them into beautiful keepsake photo books that will last for generations.  Adoramapix’s custom books are high quality and display your images in rich detail.  Choose from gorgeous linen, hardcover and leather covers as well as 6 stunning paper finishes.  Stop swiping and start printing your family memories with AdoramaPix photo books!

 

Shop Now and start customizing your photo book today.  These also make great gifts for grandparents and this deal comes just in time for you to create a special Christmas gift…

 

Use promo code: PhotoBook15 to get 15% off your photo book order.

 

Sale ends 11/05/2016 11:59 PM EST

 

Discount on AdoramaPix Photo Book | Money Savvy Living

Halloween $1000 Cash Giveaway

Fall $1000 Cash Giveaway | Money Savvy Living

 

Did you know there are only 15 more Saturdays until Christmas??

 

Why am I talking about Christmas when it is only September? I mean, we haven’t even had time to start enjoying all the delicious pumpkin spice cookies, cakes, COFFEES… or the campfires, hayrides, s’mores, or leaves crunching beneath your feet as you take a walk…

 

Well, even though we still have time to enjoy all of those wonderful autumn things, it won’t be long and Christmas will be here. And we all know that you can’t start saving (or shopping) too soon, right?? So I have gotten together with a group of friends and am happy to be able to offer a great cash giveaway!

 

The giveaway starts September 15, 2016  at 6PM EST and

ends on October 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

 

We are giving away:

$1000 in cash

 

… and I know that could definitely help to make this year a very merry Christmas….

Win one of two $500 cash prizes!!

 

Click here to Enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

The giveaway is open worldwide, void where to prohibited. The prize is sent in USD. There will be 2 winners of $500 each. The winners will be chosen using random.org (on Rafflecopter) and has 48 hours to respond to the email to claim prize. If prize isn’t claimed in the time it will be forfeit and a new winner will be chosen. Bloggers will announce winners once they are claimed. Winner must be 18 years or older to enter.

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