2014 State Sales Tax Holidays!

by Dawn on July 24, 2014


It’s time to start back to school shopping! Check out the 2014 State Sales Tax Holidays below!

Items Included
Maximum Cost
2014 Dates
Information Links *
Alabama 3 hurricane preparedness generators – $1,000 supplies – $60 February 21-23 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Alabama 3 clothing – $100 computers – $750 school supplies – $50 books – $30 August 1-3 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Arkansas 2 clothing – $100 school supplies August 2-3 http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/
clothing and footwear – $300
August 17-23 http://www.ct.gov/drs/
Florida 9 hurricane preparedness equipment – $20 to $50 generators – $750 May 31-June 8 http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/
Florida 3 school suppies clothing – $100 supplies – $15 computers – $750 August 1-3 http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/
Florida 3 energy star/WaterSense products – $1,500 September 19-21 http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/
Georgia 2 school supplies clothing – $100 supplies – $20 computers – $1,000 August 1-2 https://etax.dor.ga.gov/
Georgia 3 energy star/WaterSense products – $1,500 October 3-5 https://etax.dor.ga.gov/
clothing – $100
August 1-2 http://www.iowaccess.org/tax/
all TPP – $2,500
August 1-2 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
hurricane preparedness items – $1,500
May 24-25 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies
September 5-7 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
Maryland 3 energy star products February 15-17 http://www.comp.state.md.us/
Maryland 7 clothing & footwear-$100 August 10-16 http://www.marylandtaxes.com/
clothing & footwear – $100
July 25-26 http://www.dor.ms.gov/
Missouri 7 energy star products – $1,500 April 19-25 http://dor.mo.gov/
Missouri 3 clothing – $100 computers – $3,500 school supplies – $50 August 1-3 http://dor.mo.gov/
New Mexico 3 clothing – $100 computers – $1,000 computer equip. – $500 school supplies – $30 August 1-3 http://www.tax.newmexico.gov
clothing – $100
August 1-3 http://www.tax.ok.gov/
South Carolina
clothing school supplies computers other
August 1-3 http://www.sctax.org/
clothing – $100 school supplies – $100 computers – $1,500
August 1-3 http://tn.gov/revenue/
energy star products air conditioners – $6,000; other – $2,000
May 24-26 http://www.window.state.tx.us/
clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100
August 8-10 http://www.window.state.tx.us/
Virginia 7 hurricane preparedness items – $60 generators – $1,000 May 25-31 http://www.tax.virginia.gov/
Virginia 3 clothing – $100 school supplies – $20 August 1-3 http://www.tax.virginia.gov/
Virginia 4 energy star products – $2,500 October 10-13 http://www.tax.virginia.gov
Thank you www.taxadmin.org


Rollors Game Giveaway! {Ends 8/7}

by Dawn on July 24, 2014

Rollors Game Review and Giveaway ends 8/7

Rollors Game Review and Giveaway

Sponsor: Rollors

Host: Thrifty 4nsic Gal

Co-Host: Happy Home and Family

A great group of bloggers have joined up with me to share this giveaway with all of you.

Rollors Game 1

I was contacted by the inventor of this Game Rollors and was given the opportunity to review the game. This Game was exciting for my family of seven. We waited until we had some more family member come over before deciding to play the game. Once my husband’s nephew was able to come, we had a nice cook-out and then decided to play Rollors. I had the kids, my husband, and my nephew play, while I took some pictures and video’s. They really enjoyed playing this game. They laughed and had a good time. There was talk about how to do the scoring and who had more or fewer points. It’s a game for two or more players. The more the merrier and we did just that. The guys played against the gals. The guys won thanks to my autistic son. He scored the most for his team.

With this game you place the pyramid goals about 25 feet apart, then you take turns rolling the discs to the other pyramid. If they are leaning on the pyramid you score more and if it touches as well. There are different variations to this game.

Rollors Game 3

Rollors ® is a fun outdoor yard game that’s entertaining for the entire family. Players “roll” discs at the goal and points are awarded to the player/team that positions their discs closest to the goal. It’s a great game of skill with the element of chance! Convenient carry bag allows you to bring Rollors ® with you wherever you go. Set-up in seconds on grass or in the sand. Now you’re ready to roll your way to fun!

Rollors Game 4
Here is more about the Product:
-ASTM toy safety tested and approved
-Convenient carrying and storage bag
-Large wooden pieces feel great in your hands
-For ages 4 yrs. and up
-Contents Include: 2 Goals, 3 Red Disks, 3 Blue Disks, 1 Measurement Cord, 1 Carry/Storage Bag and Instructions
The Rollors Game has received Numerous Awards and they are as follows:
- 2010 Dr. Toy “Top 10 Active Games” Award
- 2010 Creative Child “Seal Of Excellence” Award
- 2011 Major Fun Award (www.majorfun.com)
- 2011 Mr. Dad Approved
- 2012 Dad Does Approved
- 2013 NAPPA Award
- 2013 Product of the Year Award from Family Review Center
- 2013 Toy Tips and Trust (TTT) Award (Toytips.com)
- Men’s Journal Best Gear of 2014
MSRP: $39.95
If you are interested in purchasing your very own Rollors Game, you can do so on Amazon.com and you will get free two-day shipping if you have a prime account. CLICK HEREto purchase this set
Here is an instructional video to learn more how to play the game. CLICK HERE
You can Follow Rollors or visit them HERE
You can subscribe to them on You Tube HERE
Follow Rollors on Pinterest HERE if you would like to show them some love!
One lucky Person will win their very own set. This giveaway will start on 7/24/14 at 12 AM EST and end on 8/7/14 at 12 AM EST.
Please enter on the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US, 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Showered with All Things Baby Giveaway! $2,000+ in Prizes! {Ends 8/5}

Welcome to the Showered with All Things Baby Giveaway Event!

Brittanie from Bargains with Brittanie will soon be welcoming her second baby boy into the world and she wants to celebrate with you! She is teaming up with a group of bloggers to offer a spectacular giveaway that features products perfect for the new mom, dad, and baby. With $2,064 worth of prizes and 29 winners this is a giveaway you won’t want to miss! Are you or know someone who is expecting? You must enter this giveaway!!

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Budget Dorm Decoration Ideas!

by Dawn on July 21, 2014

Budget Dorm Decoration Ideas!

Can you believe it’s that time again so soon. Summer just flew by this year. It’s almost time to send your kids off to college. Dorm rooms can be so boring. The walls are off-white, the lighting isn’t the best, and the only furniture is usually a bed and a desk. If you’re lucky you have a closet.

Check out these budget dorm decoration ideas to spice up add your personality to your dorm room.

Most likely you won’t be able to paint your walls, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with bland. Measure the wall from top to bottom and side to side. Find fabric you like, soak it in liquid fabric starch and adhere it to the walls. It is easy to remove and can be reused. You can also use posters or other wall art.

Your dorm bed is not going to be the most comfortable bed you’ve ever slept on. Chances are it will have drawers in it to store clothing. Find a great comforter and bedding to make a statement. Add extra pillows to create a daybed look or find an accent rug which coordinates with the fabric you’ve chosen for the bedding.

Raise your bed with bed lifters if you can for extra storage.

Your dorm room will come with overhead lighting and a fluorescent lamp on the desk. Neither is very flattering and may not provide the best light. You can use a floor lamp to add interest as well as mirrors to make the room look larger. You may also want to add white rope lights can also be helpful when trying to change the lighting in your room.

Chances are you’ll have a roommate with the same lovely furniture you have. Try different ways to arrange the furniture in the room. Rather than having a bed and desk on one wall, try arranging the beds in an L-shape. This will leave a space in the corner to place shelves or a table.

Don’t forget to bring items which remind you of home. Pictures, plants and your favorite stuffed animal can help you avoid homesickness, but they can also be a focal point upon which to decorate your half of your dorm room. Having familiar items around you may also help you study.

Try these budget dorm decoration ideas even if you don’t live in a dormitory. These same ideas can be used whenever you have a small area to decorate. Your dorm room is a temporary dwelling. Consider the space you have and then try to make the most of it.

What is your favorite way to spice up your dorm room?


Sam's Club -  $45 for a 1Yr Membership, $20 Gift Card + Free Food Vouchers!

Groupon ~ $45 for a Sam’s Club Savings Membership package!

  • One-year Sam’s Club Savings Membership (a $45 value)
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Four Fresh-food vouchers, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, October 27, 2014 (a $26.23 value), including:
  • Sliced oven-roast turkey (22 oz. – $7.98 value)
  • Ciabatta rolls (8 ct. – $3.99 value)
  • Black bean five-layer dip (28 oz. – $7.98 value)
  • Apple pie (10” – $6.28 value)

As an added bonus, all new Sam’s Club members will receive $80 in special members-only savings on select popular items.

GO—> Sam’s Club – $45 for a 1Yr Membership



Summer is heating up, which means it’s the perfect time for outdoor play and learning – WordGirl style! Scholastic Media’s Emmy Award-winning animated TV series for the school-age set will help keep your child’s vocabulary skills building this summer.

The word-powered superhero is always ready for some fun in the sun, so it’s only fitting that July’s WordGirl Word of the Month is…RECREATION!

From swimming and campfires to trips to the beach and playing outside, the list of summertime activities – and vocabulary words to describe them – is endless. And WordGirl is where to tune-in for some vocab-building action this summer!

We hope you’ll share July’s Word of the Month with your readers, helping to inspire them to enjoy all the recreational fun that summer has in store – and reminding them to watch WordGirl daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings) for fast-paced, vocab-driven hijinks all season long!

For more on WordGirl:
Visit PBSkids WordGirl!

Like: WordGirl on Facebook

Follow: WordGirl on Twitter


NESQUIK Free Sample!

by Dawn on July 17, 2014

NESQUIK Free Sample ~ Sample pack includes five (5) NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® stick packs and a coupon to save $1.50 on your next purchase of any size, any flavor of NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® powder. Offer good in the US only. Offer valid only while supplies last. Limit one (1) sample pack per household or address.

Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.

Offer may not be republished without written consent from NESTLÉ®. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Go—> NESQUIK Free Sample!