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Posted: September 9, 2016
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Bath and Body Works is running a nice offer thru 9/11 where you can grab a FREE Full-Priced Item (up to $14 value) with any purchase of $10 or more excluding the 3-wick candles. Just use the code STOCKUP at checkout. You will also receive free shipping with a $40 order.

Here is one deal idea:

Buy (1) 3-Wick Candles for $12.50 (reg. $22.50)
Buy (3) True Blue Spa Shower Cream for $15.00 each- one will be FREE with a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Promotion
Buy (1) Peach Bellini Happy Hands Gift Set for $12.50
Pay: $55.00 OOP
Use to code STOCK UP at check out and get a free item up to $14 and FREE Shipping
Final Price: $42.50 shipped for 1 candle, 3 lotions and a gift set!

 

If you can head in store check out this instore Video on the deals:

View More Online Deals!

Posted: September 3, 2016
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My favorite deals in Kmart this week! If you’d prefer text, all these deals are listed on this Kmart Weekly Deals post. They include Purex Crystals, a Paper Shredder, Marvels Avengers toys, $5 in points on ANY Home items, and $15 back in points wyb $15 in clearance clothing! I limited it to my top 5, but if I had to add in another I’d have added the baby deals (also listed in that Kmart weekly deals post!)

Posted: September 2, 2016
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Posted: August 29, 2016
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This Friday, September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day and Build-A-Bear Workshop will be celebrating by offering a limited edition bear for just $5.00! This is an in-store only deal. They will also have Lil’ Vanilla and Lil’ Chocolate Bear for $5.00 each. These bears normally run for $12 each so this is a really nice discount.

Jo Tinker went to the store and did this today.  See her store video here:

View More Baby and Kids Deals!

Posted: August 26, 2016
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Posted: August 25, 2016
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Posted: July 22, 2016
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Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 3.20.15 PMMake sure to subscribe to my new Cuckoo for Coupons YouTube channel if you haven’t yet! I have posted 8 videos in the last week! We plan to post about one video a day on the channel.

The Recent Activities section shows the latest deals we’ve found in-stores, and the How to Coupon area shows videos on how to get started with couponing.

Posted: March 11, 2016
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How to Start

If I did it, you can do it.

Trust me, when it comes to scary terms like “web hosting” and “cloud technology”, I’m no guru. But setting up a website these days is really not as technical as you’d think. So, moms and dads? Fear not. This handy-dandy guide will show you how to transform empty, void space on the web into a money-making machine. That’s the dream at least!

Step 1: Pick Your Package

You can do this by heading over to Bluehost. They’ll give you a free domain (that is your blog’s URL) with the purchase of a hosting package, which you’re gonna need anyway. You might have to tweak your domain a little if the one you want is taken, but eventually you’ll find your happy place with your very own URL and hosting account to go with it!

You know I love deals, so here’s one of the best deals that includes everything and makes setup easy – Bluehost has you get setup in the cheapest and easiest way possible:

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Here’s what you do…

At bluehost.com, click the “get started now” button up top and it will take you to this plan selector:Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 3.01.42 PMIf you are just getting started, you the $3.95 plan and it is easy to upgrade later if your blog grows and you need to expand your website space.

Step 2: Name Your Baby

This is it, the birth of your brand! Time to throw all inhibitions out the window and go with the title that suits your fancy… for the most part at least. Choosing your blog’s name is something you can really have fun with, just keep in mind that humans tend to like things simple. So something like thecouponator.com might be easier to remember than theeasybreezybeautifulcouponator.com.

I choose CuckooForCouponDeals.com before I knew anything about blogging, and quickly realized it was too long for some people to remember.  So I ended up purchasing CuckooForCoupons.com and Cuckoo4Coupons.com.  Now if anyone goes to either of those URL’s, they are redirected – or sent – to my main page.  That makes it easier for people to find my site.

Once you feel rock solid about your catchy title, the next step is to cross your fingers and hope it’s available! There’s about a zillion blogs out there, so don’t get too attached before you check your new title’s availability.

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Quick Tips for a Killer Blog Title

  • Stay true to your audience. Would they like it? Is it their style?
  • Stay true to you. Does it capture the essence and tone of your blog-to-be?
  • Go shorter rather than longer – it’s easier to remember.
  • Keep search terms in mind. Think of the type of words your audience will be searching for, and incorporate a few if you can.
  • Make sure it’s a name you can live with for….ever. Rebranding is always a messy business.
  • Take your time. Some of the greatest marketing slogans of all time took weeks to muster up.
  • Last of all… have fun with it! Boring never sells, so be creative and catchy.

Since you’re just starting out, I’d say go ahead and select the cheapest plan (you can always upgrade later when your blog becomes mega-successful!). From there it’s pretty simple. You’ll type in your domain, account and billing information, the nitty gritty stuff.

Wait, what is hosting?!

Not sure what “hosting” even means? It’s okay… I didn’t either. Long story short, every site on the internet needs a place to live, right? A place to store all its files and keep itself running smoothly. That’s where a web host comes in. You absolutely have to have one to start a site. Thus, my Bluehost recommendation.

Now, enough tech talk!

Step 3: Install WordPress

This is my favorite part. I believe there’s a little designer in all of us, and that’s why piecing together the look and feel of your coupon blog will have you oozing with happiness.

Once you log into your new Bluehost account, go to your dashboard and you should be able to find an “Install WordPress” button, shown by the huge blue arrow below:

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The installation is pretty straightforward, but try this walkthrough if you have any trouble.

If you have any trouble at all just call Bluehost they are super friendly and helpful!  I worked on one late at night and they will still answering the phones!

Quick Review

Bluehost is your host… while WordPress is your site builder (and it is free). One is your site’s house, the other is your site’s tools. Got it?!

Once WordPress is installed, you can sift through hundreds of themes, customize your design, and start filling in the blanks with your killer content! I’d recommend publishing a few posts before going public. Clean your house and put up the decor before your company comes over, and then they’ll be enticed to come back.

And vuela! You’re ready to start blogging, sniffing out coupons, and saving the world. No biggie, right? Just remember… the set-up may be easy, but the dedication can be hard.

A successful blog takes time and lovin’.

Happy blogging!

Posted: July 19, 2011
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