Category Archives: Saving Money

Booktoberfest at Book Outlet

You guys know I love adding new titles to my kids home library every chance I get. And now is the perfect time to add A LOT of new stories. Why now? Because it’s Booktoberfest at Book Outlet!

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~This is a sponsored post on behalf of Book Outlet. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Booktoberfest is an amazing opportunity to save 15% off sitewide at Book Outlet, from October 3rd at 10 am EST to October 6th at 10 am EST. I’ve already started browsing the kids section of the website and have generated a list of great books to add to my kids collection.

Booktoberfest at Book Outlet | #Booktoberfest #BookOutlet #sale #books #promotion #discountbooks

Booktoberfest at Book Outlet | #Booktoberfest #BookOutlet #sale #books #promotion #discountbooks

I’m looking for fun and non-spooky Halloween stories, beginning reader books, and even starting on Christmas gifts. Do you, or have you thought about doing the book a day tradition in December? You know, where you individually wrap 24-25 books and have your child choose just one to open each day in December, up until Christmas? Now would be the perfect time to get those books!

Booktoberfest at Book Outlet | #Booktoberfest #BookOutlet #sale #books #promotion #discountbooksThe prices at Book Outlet are already amazing, but with an extra 15% off, the deal is even sweeter. And that’s not even the sweetest it gets! Between now and October 2nd at 10 am EST, you can get a coupon for savings on top of the 15% off. Just head over to Book Outlet, register for and share the promotion, and receive your coupon via email.

I say, bring on the savings and all the new book adventures!

What kind of books will you be shopping for during Booktoberfest?

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*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Book Outlet. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, my opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Credit Repair Review – Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You

I know all too well what it means to need help with credit. In high school, while working at my first job, I got my first credit card and since then my credit has been a roller coaster. I’ve made some personal improvements over the years and am on a good track, but I know there are services to help me improve my credit even further. Which service do I go with? I’m using Credit Repair Review as a tool to find the right one for me.

Credit Repair Review - Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You | #creditrepairreview #badcredit #creditrepair

~This is a sponsored post on behalf of Credit Repair Review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

I will soon be in the market for a new vehicle. My poor car is 14 years old now and the past couple of years have been full of repairs, one right after the other. But it’s not just my car that needs repairs. My credit could use some help too.

I know my credit needs to be on point when I go to apply for a new vehicle loan, so now is the time for me to take control and get the credit repair help I need. The problem is that there are so many different credit repair companies out there, that I don’t know which one to go with. So, my first stop is Credit Repair Review.

Credit Repair Review - Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You | #creditrepairreview #badcredit #creditrepair

Credit Repair Review has been researching credit repair companies for years and has done all the review work I need to make a decision on which company is right for me. Their goal is to provide us, working people who simply need a little help, with updated and unbiased reviews of the best credit repair companies there are.

When visiting Credit Repair Review, the first thing I see are the sites top 10 ranked credit repair services. Along with each ranked company, I can see the site’s review, from the pros and cons, down to the overall verdict. I can even click on the credit repair company and be linked directly to it’s website so I can get started if I decide to.

Credit Repair Review - Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You | #creditrepairreview #badcredit #creditrepair

Obviously, the review isn’t the only thing I have to consider when choosing which credit repair company to go with. These services aren’t free, so price plays a big factor too. Based on what I’m looking for, I may decide to go with a cheaper service that may have a lower ranking according to Credit Repair Review. It’s good to visit the site knowing exactly what kind of outcome I want. That way I can look at the reviews and pricing to determine which credit repair company is right for me.

Not only does Credit Repair Review take into consideration the service and price, but it also considers customer service and provides an overview of program information like contracts, monitoring and my favorite, how long it takes to get results. I want results as soon as feasibly possible.

Being able to compare all of these aspects at once makes it a little (okay, a lot) easier to come to a final decision.

Credit Repair Review - Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You | #creditrepairreview #badcredit #creditrepair

At first glance, there are only two of the ten credit repair companies ranked, that I’ve ever even heard of. If I hadn’t visited Credit Repair Review, I wouldn’t have considered any of the other eight because I didn’t know about them.

Which credit repair company am I going with? Well, I haven’t decided yet. But I have heard great reviews from family about Lexington Law and since it’s ranked number one by Credit Repair Review, I have to say it’s at the top of my list. Which one would you choose?

Could you use some credit repair help?

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*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Credit Repair Review. My opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea

I hope you’ve been enjoying the month of August just as much as I have. Did you know August happens to be National Peach Month? If the past few weeks haven’t been as peachy as you thought they’d be, check out this super easy Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea recipe. It’s the perfect way to close out the month!

Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea | #Tetley #supertea #peach #drink #recipe

~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Before I get to the actual recipe, you’re probably wondering what makes tea a “super” tea. A main ingredient in this recipe is one of Tetley’s vitamin-infused Super Teas, Immunity Peach & Orange Super Tea. It’s packed with 20% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, which helps to support the immune system. It’s a “super” tea!

Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea | #Tetley #supertea #peach #drink #recipe

And with cooler weather starting to roll through, I know I need all the immune system support I can get. Even better that I can get that extra support in a delicious beverage! Okay, so on to this delicious recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 teabag of Tetley Immunity Peach & Orange Super Tea (with Vitamin C!)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of ginger ale
  • Glass of ice

Instructions

  1. Bring cup of water to a boil .
  2. In a cup, pour the boiled water over 1 Tetley Immunity Peach & Orange Super Tea teabag, and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the teabag and allow the tea to cool.
  4. Once the tea is cool, pour it into the glass of ice.
  5. Top it off with ginger ale and enjoy!
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Click on the recipe card to see a how-to video!

 

The recipe was voted as this year’s Super Summer Sipper by fans of Tetley’s Facebook page, and I can see why. I love the taste! It combines the sweetness of peaches with the bubbly fizz of ginger ale, and the extra immunity boost is a great perk.

To help you get started on this super easy and delicious recipe, print this $1.00 off coupon for Tetley Super Teas!

What peachy good recipes have you tried lately?

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*I received a sample to help facilitate this post. My opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
~Thank you to Sunglass Warehouse for providing product for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Just in time for our end of summer vacation last week, I discovered an awesome frugal fashion find – Sunglass Warehouse. You may already know that I love sunglasses and always have a pair (or two) in my purse, plus a handful lying around the house. Well, the obsession has just gotten stronger.

Thanks to Sunglass Warehouse, I now have a pair for just about every mood. And since sunglasses never go out of style and are always in season (because the sun isn’t going anywhere), they’re good to have around.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
When I’ve been in the car for 5 hours, all I want are some oversized sunglasses to hide how tired my eyes are.
Featured in photo: Granite $13.95 – Brown Tortoise/Gold Frame with Amber Polarized Lenses

The options at Sunglass Warehouse are affordable too. For $10+ you can get a stylish pair of sunglasses, and so long as you care for them properly, they’ll last for as long as you need them.

You would think that for just $10-$15, you get what you pay for, but this frugal find will surprise you. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting much when I ordered my sunglasses. I ordered about six pairs by the way, two of which were for my boyfriend.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
Our vacation driver (my boyfriend) was enjoying the music and keeping his eyes on the road with his new shades.
Featured in photo: Garnet $12.95 – Black Frame with Blue Polarized Mirrored Lenses (Spring Hinges)

When they arrived, we found that some of them have spring hinges on the sides so that they fit well. I find this is a great feature when you have kids too, because if they get a hold of the sunglasses, chances are they’ll bend the sides outward. With the spring hinges that actually allow the sunglasses to do this, it provides a less likely chance your child will break them.

And not just that, but I also found that I could see objects and colors more clearly and vividly with some of the sunglasses on. Without wearing them, the sunlight just dulled the colors of cars and trees, but wearing the sunglasses with polarized lenses put things into better perspective.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
New aviators for the amusement park!
Featured in photo: Douglas $14.95 – Gold/Light Brown Aviator with Green Polarized Lenses

I don’t wear prescription glasses, so it’s not a matter of needing clarity, but for those sunglasses that featured the polarized lenses, it was a nice bonus for my frugal find. Now I feel like I’ve been deprived of vivid vision my whole life. Polarized lenses really do offer a completely different view.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
Sometimes it feels good to roll the windows down and enjoy the wind in your hair.
Featured in photo: Primrose $11.95 – Brown/Gold Frame with Amber Lenses

With literally hundreds of sunglasses to choose from, and various shapes and color combos offered, there’s no doubt in my mind you’ll find more than one pair you love and at a price you’ll love even more!  I already told you I got six pairs and there are still more I want! Shipping is also free with U.S. orders of $25+.

Which pair of sunglasses do you like the best?

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*Thank you to Sunglass Warehouse for providing product for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Crate Space = Easy Savings on Household Essentials

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery
~Thank you to Crate Space for providing a free box for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Allow me to introduce you to my newest way of saving time and money – Crate Space. Simply put, Crate Space is a way to get personal and household essentials delivered to my door within a matter of a day or two, and save on those essentials without clipping coupons and tracking down sales. Do you know how much time it takes me to coupon and match up sales?!

How does Crate Space work?

It is super easy, otherwise I probably wouldn’t bother. You know me, trying to make time wherever I can!

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

Simply head over to Crate Space and add any 5 items on the website to your cart. No matter what their retail price is (which isn’t shown when shopping, by the way), you only pay $29.99 and shipping in the U.S. is absolutely free! Like I said earlier, no clipping coupons, no tracking down sales, and there’s no worry about tax or shipping prices. Just $29.99 and all 5 items are yours!

When you check out, just so you know you’re getting a good deal, Crate Space calculates how much you’re saving based on the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of each product you’re ordering. At this point, you see each items retail price.

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

What products does Crate Space offer?

Crate Space has a wide variety of essentials, from household and cleaning products, to bath and body, skin care, everyday health, and even essentials for kids. Baby wipes, anyone?

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

Why is Crate Space better than its competitors?

Amazon: First and foremost there are no membership fees or third-party sellers like with Amazon. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Amazon Prime! But with Crate Space, shipping to the U.S. is always free and I don’t have to pay $99/yr for it to be free.

Jet: Jet has dynamic pricing, meaning prices change from time to time based on demand for a given product. With Crate Space, the pricing NEVER changes.

Boxed: You have to spend $49 with Boxed to get free shipping and the site only offers huge sizes, sometimes making storage an issue at home. Crate Space? I’ve said it already and I’ll say it again – $29.99 plus free shipping! No questions asked.

And last, but not least, Crate Space stocks only the products people really want and in the sizes that are most popular. Have you ever gone to Amazon for paper towels, just to find there’s 25 types/sizes of the same brand? Who has time to look through all of that? I’m trying to make more time in my life for the things that really matter, and that does not include shopping for paper towels. With Crate Space, I can pick the product and keep it moving.

How did I do with my Crate Space box?

Let’s take a closer look at the Crate Space box I just ordered. All 5 products I ordered are ones that I’m currently in need of, or I know I will be soon. I ordered shaving cream (summer’s not quite over yet, so my beary hairy legs have to wait a couple more months), face wash, deodorant (yea, summer again), dishwasher tabs, and batteries (with the upcoming holidays and kids toys, we’ll go through these in no time).

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

The retail cost of these 5 products is $47.95 plus whatever I would pay in taxes. But with Crate Space I’d pay only $29.99, saving me 38%, and I received my box within 2 days! I’d call that a win. And I didn’t have to clip coupons or shop around for sales.

With it being back to school time, I’m sure there are plenty of things we all need to stock up on. To make it easy, on the Crate Space homepage, there are packages already built. You simply have to click “Add All” and you’re ready for checkout just like that! Sending a child to college? Just think, Crate Space is a perfect way to send them a care package.

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

What will you put in your first Crate Space box?

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*Thank you to Crate Space for providing a free box for review. My opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Save on Uniforms with Gymboree’s Back to School Collection

Save on Uniforms with Gymboree's Back to School Collection #backtoschool #BTS #Gymboree #schooluniforms
~This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gymboree. The post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

I’ve heard that some schools in the mid-west have already started their new school year. Sounds crazy, right? Classes don’t begin here until September, but that hasn’t stopped us from gearing up for the first day, by shopping all the back to school sales.

Save on Uniforms with Gymboree's Back to School Collection #backtoschool #BTS #Gymboree #schooluniforms

One of my favorite places to get new threads for my kids is Gymboree. The options are stylish and my favorite part, affordable. My son is starting kindergarten this year and his school requires uniforms. So for us, shopping for t-shirts and all the fun clothes isn’t part of our back to school routine.

But we do have to get him khaki colored shorts and pants. Those are the only items we have free will as far as where to purchase them. All of this tops, sweaters, and even jackets have to bought through the school, with the school’s name on them.

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Uniform Shorts | Uniform Pants | Super Hero Socks

Of course, I immediately turned to Gymboree for the khaki shorts and pants. And not just those, but basics like socks too.

Right now everything in the Back to School Collection is 25% off through July 31st! On top of that, if you have any Gym Bucks to spend, you can redeem them by July 30th on top of the discount.

Save on Uniforms with Gymboree's Back to School Collection #backtoschool #BTS #Gymboree #schooluniforms

Uniform Dress | Uniform Skirt | Uniform Shorts

Are you in the midst of back to school shopping?

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*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gymboree. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. My opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

With Text2Save Your Savings Are Always with You

With Text2Save Your Savings Are Always with You #text2save #savingmoney #coupons #digitalsavings

Have you ever gone shopping, just to realize you had a coupon you could have used, but darn it, you left it at home or can’t remember where you saw the savings? Yeap. Happens to me ALL the time and I hate it.

Ya’ll know I love saving money any way I can and when I get to the store and realize I forgot my coupons or digital savings, I die a little inside. True story. But with the new Text2Save, I don’t have to worry about that anymore. I’m saving all the money I can and don’t have to worry about leaving anything at home.

What is Text2Save?

Text2Save is a new way to not only save big money while you shop, but save the offer when you are ready to buy. I realize people might have some reservations about it, so let me clear that up right now.

I Trust Text2Save

Thanks to working closely with ShopShare Network, I have the insider scoop on how Text2Save works. ShopShare does their due diligence to make sure they are offering something that benefits everyone. Lots of research went into this program before the launch. Lawyers and compliance teams, and all the boring things necessary to make sure my audience receives valuable offers from brands you love and only when you give your express permission. It’s a convenient way of shopping, save the offer for later, and/or share with it your friends.




What’s in it for me?

Well, I’m not sure if you knew this but there are millions of bloggers in the US alone. On a daily basis, we are driven to provide our audience with valuable information and product recommendations. We aren’t professional sales people, we are doing what we love and trying to make a living doing it. The blogger community has gotten more and more competitive as advertisers demand more and more performance from us, more likes, more clicks, more comments, more, and more, and more. The net result is dollars over quality, and we aren’t down for that. Content should be inspired and not a volume based business, but the reality is, it has quickly become that.

Text2Save by ShopShare Network allows me to more wisely choose what content I want to write about, while earning income sharing about brands and hot deals that I CHOOSE via social media or on my blog!

How Does It Work?

When you opt-in to Text2Save, ShopShare Network sends instructions to your mobile device on how to redeem the offer, with my affiliate tracking link that allows me to earn a small commission on anything purchased, at no extra cost to you. In fact, ShopShare is negotiating hard to provide some of the best deals available exclusively to their blogger network.

This is a convenient form of direct response advertising. Remember this:

Call this 1-800 number and receive 50% off. If you call in within 24 hours you’ll get double your order. Blah, blah, blah.

Now, texting has replaced phone calls! Text2Save is an efficient and effective way to deliver the offer directly to your mobile device, save money on the brands and products you love, and be able to actually find the offer when you are ready to use it. There are expiration dates but don’t worry because ShopShare’s Text2Save program ensures you know what you are signing up for!

How does it work? (Example ONLY)

1. I will post promotions on my blog or social media channels

  • Text TRIP120 to 12345
  • You can expect to see disclosures when I post a promotion: USA Only. Message & data rates may apply. You agree to receive information and product promotions up to 4 automated text messages per month from TravelBrand.com. Consent is not a condition of purchase. Text STOP to 77453 to cancel anytime.

With Text2Save Your Savings Are Always With You #text2save #savingmoney #coupons #digitalsavings

2. A text message will be sent within a few minutes asking you to reply YES to confirm you want to receive information about a specific offer.

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3. Click on the link at the bottom to redeem offer and use promotion code at checkout to ensure you receive the discount.

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4) A reminder message may be sent so don’t be alarmed, promotions generally don’t last long so I want to ensure you take advantage.

Reasons to Use Text2Save

Exclusive savings – In most cases, the coupon codes offered through Text2Save are exclusive and larger than what you will find elsewhere.

Always with you – How many times do you have that piece of mail with a coupon code on it with you when you want to buy the item? Or, you remember seeing a great code somewhere, but can’t find it once you’re ready to buy. Finding a current code online isn’t always easy. With Text2Save the code is in your text messages. And I’m willing to bet your phone is always with you.

Customized offers – The keywords to text are niche-specific, so you’ll only get deals on what you’re interested in.

No spam – To run Text2Save offers on the brand’s side, much compliance is necessary. That means you can read exactly what you are signing up for. The disclosure message will say exactly how many texts you will receive, and you can believe it. Compliance is not something anyone wants to mess with.

Opt out anytime – There’s clear messaging on how to opt out easily at any time. If you signed up for more than one promotion and the short code, otherwise known as the number you text to, and enter STOP, you will be opted-out of all promotions associated with that number. You can choose to opt-in again when you see an offer you like.

Advertising continues to evolve with technology. Text2Save is not a gimmick or spammy trick. It’s simply a way to reach people where they are nowadays – their phones. Consumers can reap the rewards in big savings. Influencers can participate to earn affiliate money. It’s a promising platform that we can all feel comfortable embracing!

Are you ready to start saving with Text2Save?

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Cave Tools Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack

Need a way to organize your grilling tools? Hang your bath towels or bathrobes? Organize your garden or workshop tools? Or in my case, organize your kids jackets? This Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack from Cave Tools is the perfect solution to all of these! #CaveTools #organize #grillingtools #jacketrack #hangingrack

~Thank you to Cave Tools for providing product for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase.~

I consider myself an organized person. Everything has it’s place, even if it’s in the junk drawer. But since moving I’ve been struggling with the kids jackets. Up until now they have either been laid across the tops of their dressers, tossed on their beds, or thrown in the floor and I can’t take it anymore.

Thankfully, Cave Tools has swept in to save this organizational chaos. Now, when I think about Cave Tools, I always envision summer cookouts and BBQs because many of their products are based around grilling. The same can be said for their Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack, but this product in particular is more multipurpose than just holding grilling tools.

The Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack can be used indoors or outdoors, and measures 14.25″ by 2″, so it’s perfect for all kinds of things. I’m personally using it in my kids room as a solution to their jackets laying everywhere. But in addition to this and housing grilling tools, it could also used be in the bathroom for hanging towels and bathrobes, in the garage for hanging your garden or workshop tools, in the kitchen for hanging pots and pans, and just about anywhere else to hang anything you can imagine.

Need a way to organize your grilling tools? Hang your bath towels or bathrobes? Organize your garden or workshop tools? Or in my case, organize your kids jackets? This Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack from Cave Tools is the perfect solution to all of these! #CaveTools #organize #grillingtools #jacketrack #hangingrack

When my hook rack arrived and I opened it, I was surprised at all that was included. It actually comes with everything you’ll need – the rack itself, a screwdriver (wow!), and obviously the small screws and pieces too. It was the little added touch of including a screwdriver that made it special to me. I already have a screwdriver that I could use, but it’s still nice to know Cave Tools thought about everything just in case.

Need a way to organize your grilling tools? Hang your bath towels or bathrobes? Organize your garden or workshop tools? Or in my case, organize your kids jackets? This Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack from Cave Tools is the perfect solution to all of these! #CaveTools #organize #grillingtools #jacketrack #hangingrack

We are currently renting, so we’re trying to avoid putting holes in the wall when possible. To prevent more holes in the wall, I decided to use velcro command strips to hang the rack and the back of the hook rack is completely flat, so it worked out perfectly.

I placed the hook rack at just the right height for my 5 y/o son and there hasn’t been a jacket laid on a dresser, tossed on the bed, or thrown in the floor since. And I love that it’s an easy way to add a more homey touch to their room.

Save on a Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack

Do you have a need for one or two of these Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack’s? It’s available for purchase directly from Cave Tools and also at Amazon. When purchasing from Cave Tools, use promo code HOOKRACK15 and you’ll save 15% off the regular price of $14.99. This makes the hook rack just $12.75! 

Or if you’re like me and have some Amazon credits saved up (or you’re just so eager to put it to use and want to use your free 2-day Prime shipping), head over to Amazon and get one for $17.99.

How would you use a Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack?

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*Thank you to Cave Tools for providing me with a Stainless Steel 5 Hook Rack and helping me organize my kids jackets. As always, my opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Talk Me off the Groupon Ledge

I love Groupon, but after my recent experience with customer service, I'm doubting my loyalty. Help talk me off the Groupon ledge before I jump!

Ya’ll know I love saving money. Whether I’m hitting up weekly sales, scouring the clearance section, clipping coupons or using Groupon, I try to save money any way I can. But recently, I had a not so great experience with Groupon.

I’ve talked about great ways to use Groupon in the past. For example, some me time with a relaxing spa day, gifting sweet treats on a special occasion, trying a new restaurant or taking a vacation, Groupon has all kinds of options for saving.

But to be honest, my latest encounter has me rethinking Groupon’s customer service and if I’ll continue to be a loyal user. So let me explain.

Before the holidays I purchased a Groupon voucher for my boyfriend as a gift to him. It was for a local men’s nail salon. He’s talked so much about getting a pedicure and has never had one, so it was a perfect gift (plus I saved about $20).

I love Groupon, but after my recent experience with customer service, I'm doubting my loyalty. Help talk me off the Groupon ledge before I jump!

This particular voucher required an appointment. I tried calling a few times in January to get an appointment for him, but no one ever answered the phone. So I figured I’d wait a few weeks and try again. Maybe they were just super busy. The voucher didn’t expire until mid-April so I had plenty of time.

Well, things got busy, life happened and I wasn’t able to call again until the beginning of April. The problem was, this time the number for the business was actually disconnected. So, how am I supposed to make an appointment if I can’t even get in contact with the business?

I contacted Groupon (just over two weeks before the voucher expired) to let them know I couldn’t get in contact with the business and to ask what the next steps would be to redeeming the voucher. Groupon was going to use their own business contact for the salon and get back to me. A few days later I was told the business would call me directly within three days. I let those few days pass and was never contacted.

Again, I let Groupon know. About a week goes by without any contact and I’m getting concerned because the voucher is about to expire. So I reach out again and am told they’re still working on it.

I love Groupon, but after my recent experience with customer service, I'm doubting my loyalty. Help talk me off the Groupon ledge before I jump!

The expiration date comes and goes and now I’m bummed because my boyfriend can’t use the voucher anymore.

I reach out to Groupon again and ask what can be done now that the expiration date has passed. I can’t use the voucher so I’m hoping a refund can be given. I really don’t know what other solution there is aside from the business agreeing to accept the voucher even though it’s expired. I mean, I have no control over not being able to contact the business for an appointment beforehand and would hate to lose out on the money that I did spend towards the voucher (about $40).

I get the response I’m looking for from Groupon and was thrilled! They would refund the amount I paid for the voucher, to my account via Groupon Bucks. Not a problem. I love Groupon and know I’ll use the Groupon Bucks in the near future.

About three weeks go by, I’m browsing Groupon and I realize the Groupon Bucks aren’t there. They were never issued. So I follow up again with Groupon and at this point I’m starting to get the runaround. After maybe five responses from five different people (in the same support thread), I’m getting more frustrated with every response, as they each tell me a refund can’t be issued after three days of purchasing.

One of the support reps just offered me the Groupon Bucks a few weeks ago! What has changed since then?

It’s clear they haven’t read the whole support thread and don’t understand what had happened. I wasn’t simply asking for a refund because I forgot about the voucher and the expiration date passed. That’s not at all what happened, and I contacted Groupon in advance to try and get help in redeeming it before it did expire.

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Out of frustration I look for a phone number. I need to speak to someone in person and get this resolved once and for all. Well, I can’t find a contact number, but just the live chat. I’m already frustrated, but figure I’ll give it one last shot. Live chat, let’s handle this.

After explaining the issue, the support rep tells me again a refund can’t be given after three days of purchasing. I explain again that I was previously offered Groupon Bucks, which I’m fine with. She says no, that she can’t find that message in the support thread.

What?! I’m looking right at it in my email. I provide her the date of the message and the name of the rep who sent it. That’s not good enough. She doesn’t see it. I wish I could send her a screenshot of the message I’m looking at. I felt as though she was calling me a liar and I’m beyond pissed at this point. She offers to have me email the screenshots to their support email, which I do.

I love Groupon, but after my recent experience with customer service, I'm doubting my loyalty. Help talk me off the Groupon ledge before I jump!

Ten minutes go by while she’s checking to see if the email came through. At this point I’ve been on this chat for almost an hour (yeah, that’s how long it had taken to try to explain things, get my point across, and her to look into the issue). The email came through, she spoke with her supervisor and ONLY because I was able to provide proof of that message of the Groupon support rep offering Groupon Bucks as a resolution, they agree to the refund.

Finally, after a month and a half of trying to resolve this issue, I have a refund. It was a major relief to have everything taken care of, but it wasn’t an easy journey getting there. So, this leaves me skeptical of using Groupon again. What if this happens again and next time I end up losing my money? Is it a risk I’m willing to take?

I love Groupon and have used multiple vouchers in the past with no problem. Was this just a single fluke? And I still question why that salon business would offer a Groupon and then not have a reliable way of customers contacting them for an appointment. Might I add, that the business is still offering that exact same voucher at this very moment. How are customers going to contact them?

Have you ever had a problem with redeeming a Groupon voucher or had a problem with Groupon support? I really hate to give up Groupon, so I think I need some good stories to talk me off the Groupon ledge before I jump. Give me what you’ve got!

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