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Happy Mother’s Day to You!

The majority of you who read our site are mommas, so I wanted to give you a Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are enjoying today. Being a mother is a lot of hard work, so give yourself the much deserved pat on the back. :)

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We had a Serious Makeover! Check out HelpMyBudget.com

 

Well the time has finally arrived… DealiciousFinds.com is now HelpMyBudget.com!

When I first started my blog, it was just a place for me to share a few things I found here and there so I didn’t put much thought into my name. I wanted something ‘cute’ and ‘blog-like’ so I came up with Dealicious Finds. Over 2 years later, I was getting tired of this conversation:

Me: “Hi! I’m Jasmine from Dealicious Finds.”
Them: “Oh hi! Dealicious Finds? So do you share recipes and stuff on your blog.”
Me: “No….no, it’s a deals blog. Like.. DEAL-icious Finds…DEAL.”
Them: “Oh, DEAL-icious Finds..ok got it. That’s cute.”

;)

There’s a lot of reasons why we made the switch to Help My Budget. All jokes aside, the main reason we switched was because we are taking the site in a slightly different direction and we wanted the name to compliment it. Dealicious Finds was all about finding deals and great coupons, and that will remain on the blog. However, we want this to be a lifestyle for you- we want you to choose to be a smarter consumer.

There’s a bunch of new additions and posts you’ll be seeing to the site. Once everything has been tweaked and is running smoothly, I will make a post with all of the new items as well as how to navigate the new site!

I hope you enjoy our makeover- big thanks to KohlerCreated for designing it! :)

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DonorsChoose.org | Give Back to a School + Get your Donation Matched

 

Savings.com is helping make your money go further when you give back to a school in need in the new year. Now through February 24th, you can use promo code SAVINGS on the DonorChoose site and Savings.com will match your donation up to $100! So, if your donate $25 it will turn into $50!

What’s DonorsChoose.org?

Approximately 40% of schools across the U.S. use DonorsChoose.org, an innovative online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers across the country post specific requests to support their classroom projects, ranging from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Visitors to the website decide which project they would like to support and DonorsChoose.org delivers materials to the school once a project reaches its funding goal.

Which project should I choose?

If you are stumped on how to choose the right project for you, here’s a few pointers:

Get local Use our Location filter to find projects in your state or hometown.
Get inspired What are you passionate about? The environment? Water color painting? A book you’re reading? Narrow projects by subject area, or search for what you care about in the keyword box.
Get choosy Sort your search results by cost, poverty level, or popularity…whatever matters most to you.

I decided to donate to a Sensory Integration Dysfunction school for ages PreK-2 because my daughter has Sensory Processing Disorder. It’s a great feeling to help out, and an even better feeling to know your donation was doubled by Savings.com! :)

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Join Me for the #FrugalResolutions Twitter Party Tomorrow at 1pm EST

 

Members of the Coupon Network Advisory Board (including myself!) have teamed up to host a fun Twitter Party in celebration of the living smart(er) in 2012. On Thursday, January 12 2012 at 1pm EST, join us as we discuss Frugal Living Strategies for the New Year by providing some #frugalresolutions via Twitter.

Simply join in and participate via Twitter (using the hashtag #frugalresolutions) and you’ll be entered for a chance to win great prizes. Don’t miss out on the fun! Gather your questions, submit your own ideas, connect with other like-minded folks or just listen in—it’s a great way to kick off the new year.

 

The details:

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 1-2 pm EST (10 – 12 am PST)
Hashtag: #frugalresolutions

Hosts:
Rob Birgfeld @couponnetwork from Smart Living Blog
Melissa Carlisle (@MelStuffBlog) from MelissaStuff.com
Amy Edmiston (@SavingWithAmy), from SavingwithAmy.com
Jasmine Idley (@DealiciousFinds) from DealiciousFinds.com
Heidi Kennedy (@HCWHotflash) from HotCouponWorld.com
Jenny Martin (@SouthernSavers) from SouthernSavers.com

We are giving away (10) $10 gift cards to our random winners as well some great Coupon Network totes, notebooks and tumblers! 5 prizes will also be awarded to participants tweeting an invitation to their followers before the party using the #frugalresolutions hashtag, and 5 will be awarded to participants tweeting with the #frugalresolutions hashtag during the party!

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FREE Dealicious Finds Toolbar Updated, Store Deals Now Included

We have made a FREE toolbar that you can download to help you quickly find what you need from Dealicious Finds. It is available to download for Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers. Here’s what your toolbar will have:

Search bar: If you are browsing the web for a deal, and think you saw I better price mentioned on Dealicious Finds, type in what you are looking for in the search bar and you can see if we’ve posted anything at a lower price!

Find Coupons: Search our coupon database for the coupon you need quickly.
Find Coupon Codes: Search our online coupon codes database for online shopping so you can easily save more.

Freebies: We all love a good freebie. Now you have direct access to them!

“New” Button: We are posting between 20-30 deals per day right now, and that can be a lot to keep up with. This button shows you the top 20 newest posts as a drop-down menu to make it easy to see what we’ve recently posted instead of sifting through 3-4 pages on the blog.

Store Deals: You can now have easy access to the 11 grocery and drugstores we cover on Dealicious Finds. When you click on this button, you’ll get a drop down menu so you can pick which store you want to check on.

If you have already download the toolbar, this will automatically update – no need to do anything! :D

If you would love any other quick links, let me know on this post or my email.

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Black Friday & Holiday Shopping Resources: Ads, Tips, and Deals

 

I hope y’all are enjoying your Thanksgiving today! :D
If you happen to be looking for a deal, I’ve put together all of our Black Friday resources in one spot:

Black Friday Buying Guides:

Black Friday Laptop Buying Guide: 6 Key Aspects on Getting the Best Bang for your Buck

 

Black Friday TV Buying Guide: Frequently Asked Questions About Which TV to Buy

 

Black Friday XBOX Buying Guide: 4GB vs. 250GB and Other FAQs

 

2011 Black Friday Tips: How to Survive Black Friday

 

Tools for Making your Holiday Shopping Easier:

Black Friday Coupon Codes Page  Get access to over 300 online Black Friday coupon codes with this easy to navigate database.

 

Black Friday Ads Page  All of the Black Friday ads, store hours, and available coupon codes for online shopping.

 

Holiday Deals Finder Page  Find the holiday deals you need by price, category, or recipient.

 

Holiday Deals Category  If you want to see all of the hot deals in one spot, bookmark this category.

 

FREE Toolbar  See the last 20 posts from Dealicious Finds in a drop-down menu as well as quick access to everything mentioned above for free.

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Overwhelmed with Deals? Download the FREE Dealicious Finds Toolbar!

As you may have noticed, we are posting way more than usual as the holidays draw near. We have made a FREE toolbar that you can download to help you quickly find what you need from Dealicious Finds. It is available to download for Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers. Here’s what your toolbar will have:

Search bar: If you are browsing the web for a deal, and think you saw I better price mentioned on Dealicious Finds, type in what you are looking for in the search bar and you can see if we’ve posted anything at a lower price!

Find Coupons: Search our coupon database for the coupon you need quickly.
Find Coupon Codes: Search our online coupon codes database for online shopping so you can easily save more.

Freebies: We all love a good freebie. Now you have direct access to them!


Black Friday Ads: This will take you to the page with all of the ad previews, store hours, and coupon codes if you prefer online shopping like myself.
Black Friday Coupon Codes: We have a specific database set up with over 150 Black Friday coupon codes ready to use.

Holiday Deals: This will take you to our Holiday Deals Finder page. You can browse through all of the deals we post by price, category, or recipient!

“New” Button: We are posting between 20-30 deals per day right now, and that can be a lot to keep up with. This button shows you the top 20 newest posts as a drop-down menu to make it easy to see what we’ve recently posted instead of sifting through 3-4 pages on the blog.

If you would love any other quick links, let me know on this post or my email

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