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Check Your Emails! Possible 20% off Purchase CVS Email Coupon available through 4/12/15!

Apr 9 2015
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CVS 20 off

Check your emails because you may have received a 20% off Purchase CVS store coupon valid in-store. You have until Sunday 4/5/15 at 11:59pm EST to print or send to your ExtraCare card and the expiration date will vary depending on when you print (usually 4 days after).

Leave a comment if you received one too and stay tuned for deal ideas!


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Homemade Window Cleaner: Just Like Windex

Mar 27 2015
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diy window cleaner

How to Make Window Cleaner like Windex

Lately we’ve been making and testing homemade products to help save our readers money.   I have seen a Homemade Window Cleaner and after looking around found 2 different recipes (formulas) to try.  I wanted to let you know how to make them and what I thought about them. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to get printable lists.

window cleaner recipe

The first one is very simple.  It only has a few ingredients and everything I already had in my home.  Just put all the ingredients in an empty spray bottle and shake.  I used a funnel to make it easier.  When done it filled about 1/2 my bottle and matched the color of the dishsoap which happened to be blue.

I used this on windows inside and outside my home.

It worked EXACTLY like Windex.

Not a cheap store brand, but seriously EXACTLY like the name brand product Windex.  There were absolutely NO streaks and it cleaned perfectly.  I also used it on some pretty dirty mirrors and got the same result.  It has a light sudsing when you spray, but does not hinder the way you use it.  It also has a light vinegar scent which was not bothersome at all.

diy window cleaner

The second mix I made was also simple, but took a few more ingredients.  Again I had all the ingredients in my home. I added the cornstarch after the warm water, but that was a mistake because cornstarch will make clumps.  Since I did it this way I had to shake it harder to get rid of the clumps.  I would recommend mixing the cornstarch with the cool vinegar ahead of time and then adding it to the warm water.  You probably won’t have the same issue I had.  This made about 3/4 bottle and is a white color.

window cleaner side by side

I used this on windows inside and outside my home.

It also worked EXACTLY like Windex.

Again, just like the name brand Windex.  There were a couple of differences.  When I cleaned the windows outside it worked better on built up grime.  I think it’s because the cornstarch gives it a scrubbing effect (texture.)  The other thing I noticed was the smell.  It smells like Vinegar and Alcohol more than my sinus’ appreciated.  When using it inside I had to back off a little after I sprayed because the smell was bothersome.  Outside it made no difference.  You do have to shake this up after it’s been sitting for a while because the cornstarch begins to sit at the bottom.  It’s easy to shake it back up.

No matter what I will use both bottles of DIY Window Cleaner I made.

My thoughts:

The first recipe is better for indoor cleaning and the second recipe is better for outdoor grimy buildup cleaning.  Both are simple to make and take ingredients I had in my home.  After making this I doubt I will ever buy the store bought Window Cleaner again – unless it’s a very cuckoo deal.  This is absolutely cheaper and works the same.  Share your experiences with these recipes if you try them out.

You can print the recipes here:

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Victoria’s Secret Pinkapalooza Instant Win Game: Over A Million Win Coupons, Codes & MORE!

Mar 25 2015
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Join Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation and enter the PINKAPALOOZA Instant Win Game daily through April 30th for a chance to win a $1,000 Ticketmaster Gift Card!  You could also instantly win one of the following prizes:

  • 2,500 First Prizes: One month Spotify® subscription code
  • 50,000 Offers: Free PINK panty (up to $10.50 value) with a PINK purchase
  • 50,000 Offers: $10 off a PINK bra
  • 50,000 Offers: $5 off a PINK Tee or Tank purchase
  • 15,000 Offers: A free shipping code for use with an online PINK purchase of $25 or more, valid through 11:59pm PST May 15, 2105
  • 750,000 Offers: Digital Wallpaper
  • 500,000 Offers: An 8tracks playlist

I just won $5 off a Pink Tee or Tank!

5 off PINK

Leave a comment and let us know what you won!

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NEW Checkout 51 Update: Redeem Offers Multiple Times!

Mar 19 2015
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Checkout 51 Multiple

Make sure you have the latest update of Checkout 51 on your smartphone to take advantage of their new Multi-Claim Offers!  Select offers will now have a limit of more than one.  So if you purchase multiples of a product with a Checkout 51 offer, you can earn the cash back multiple times!  The limit is specified on the offer (like in the photo above).  To claim multiple times, just adjust the quantity when you submit your receipt:

Select Offers screen with multi-claim

Here are all the details:

Checkout 51 Multiply


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RECALL On Kraft Mac & Cheese Boxes! (Up to 6.5 Million Boxes)

Mar 18 2015
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Kraft is recalling about 6.5 million of its famous macaroni and cheese box dinners due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.

The product affected is the 7.25-oz Original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with “best by” dates between September 18, 2015 and October 11, 2015, and the code “C2″ directly below the date on each individual box. The boxes were sold in four different configurations:

7.25 oz. box, Original flavor
3-pack box of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor

“Kraft has received eight consumer contacts about this product from the impacted line within this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported. We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” the company said in the statement.

The recalled product was shipped nationwide as well as Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries.

Customers are encouraged to return recalled boxes to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST for a full refund.

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CVS Magic Coupon Machine Deals: 2/22 – 2/28/15! Cheap Diapers, Makeup & MORE!

Feb 24 2015
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CVS: $2.49 Schick Quattro Razor Refills, 4pk! ($14 Value) Begins 2/8 Print NOW

Feb 4 2015
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Hurry over and print the $5.00 off one (1) Schick for Women Refill twice and hold onto it for a sale at CVS that begins 2/8!  You can pick up the 4 pk refills for only $2.49 (reg. $13.99!) Print the coupon NOW because it may not be around when the sale begins.

Here’s the deal:schick

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Is It a Quarterback or a Cheerleader?!

Feb 3 2015
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E Gender Reveal

Hey Cuckoo Readers!  Cuckoo Helper Elizarae here!  Since I feel like so many of you are like family, I wanted to share with you some exciting news!  We (me, my husband and our 16 month-old son) will be welcoming ANOTHER BABY BOY to our family in June 2015!  For the sake of our credit cards ;) we were hoping for a boy, so we were very excited!  Now I just need to find a deal on a double stroller ;)

Since this is our 2nd child, we wanted to mix it up a bit and do a “gender reveal” in front of family and friends.  At my 19-week ultrasound, I had the technician keep the gender a secret, and just write it down on a piece of paper for me and seal it up in an envelope.  I took that straight to our favorite local bakery, who whipped up the adorable cake you see pictured above.  I got the idea for the cake on Pinterest.  We hosted a Super Bowl Party and made it a “Team Girl vs. Team Boy” theme in honor of the big game.  It was so much fun to find out that way!  Maybe one day we’ll be brave enough to wait until delivery-day to find out!

We have not decided on a name, so we’re open to any suggestions!


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