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Don’t buy now!

I worked retail for, well, a long time. One of my titles was mattress and bedding manager and I always hated that Black Fridays “DEALS” were not actually deals!

The so called, Lowest price of the year, nope.

Now I haven’t worked in that area for at least over 5 years and the store was just starting to feel the difference from on line shopping, so it’s not that they were desperate, nope, it’s standard to lie. Wait, What?? That is what the district manager said, then reminded me of my confidentiality agreement.

The store I worked at is now closed and they have closed a lot more of them at this point, but it makes you wonder, what other large corporations lie about prices.

Point is, don’t fall for Black Friday or cover Monday deals on mattresses, most bedding, mattress covers, any of it.

Research!!! Always!!!

Happy hunting guys!!!

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People in need

It always makes me feel good to help people. This family has had a really rough time.

5 kids, a trailer big enough for them all but they are running out of time to move it. This is a real story of an honest family, I have been taken before so I do check on things now and make sure they are true. Does that make me a bad person??

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Love Vipon!!!!

I am cheap! I don’t deny it! Lol When I starting using this discount site it was called something else and you had to do reviews of all the things you bought. Now you don’t and it has been changed to Vipon

Click here to get some sweet deals like this :

See, that’s the real thing!!

I love that EVERYTHING is through Amazon ! You are not buying from some place you don’t know and if anything happened you can get your money back!!! Last I looked it said I had saved over 200.00!!!! Yes Please!!

Can’t keep all the goodness for myself so Shop on People!!!!!!

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ok I tried the app, Dabble. It is not a quick rich way to make money and it is from .5 to .50 or more for each ad you watch but there is no catch and once you reach 5.00 you cash out. I do it in the waiting room or in line at the store. I give it a definite thumbs up!!!

I received no compensation for my review, check it out.

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Hey! Thought you would enjoy Ibotta (if you don’t already). It’s an easy to use, cash back rewards app. I use it every time I shop, and thought you would like it too! Use my referral code, apdhdky, and you can get a $10 welcome bonus. Sign up at

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This app is great! You scan in receipts from any of your shopping trips and earn coins for things you buy. No coupons, nothing else! You earn 25 coins for loading a receipt and more coins for the amount u spend on certain brands , coins add up for rewards. So, you r shopping anyway, y not take one min to capture ur receipt and earn from it!?!? No brainer!?!?!

Get an automatic 2,000 points after loading your first receipt with this code and start on your way to money or gift cards!!!


go to the App Store and look up Fetch Rewards today!!!!

Fetch rewards

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Ibotta review

So, usually don’t recommend any of these but,,, I was totally unprepared when I did a quick stop at the store, opened the app in my truck, clicked on a few things and then went in, after I just uploaded my receipt and BOOM, 9.25 in cash back!! Ya me!! Lol. I actually really like this app, its an easy to use, cash back rewards app. David has it on his phone as well so we earn together. I have to say I am impressed. Use my referral code, apdhdky, and you can get a $10 welcome bonus. Sign up at

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MacGyver Beauty: 13 Crazy D.I.Y. Ideas


Kool-Aid = Lipstick

DIY dilemma: A day of volunteering at your kid’s kindergarten has drained the life from your face–and you’ve got just five minutes until the school bell rings and you can make a break for a restaurant with the family.

Mission accomplished: Distract the kids with a pitcher of cherry Kool-Aid while you grab a pinch of the powder for yourself and head to the bathroom mirror. Mix with a little water and you’ll have made an awesome ad-hoc cheek and lip tint, say Annie and Maggie Ford Danielson, global authorities for Benefit Beauty.

Advil Liqui-Gels= Zit Zapper

DIY dilemma: A pimple has reared it’s ugly head and you’ve got nothing more than the contents of the office first aid kit to tame it.

Mission accomplished: Aspirin has long been known as an in-a-pinch zit zapper–but technology has created pimple-fighter 2.0 thanks to liquid gel formulas. “I hear makeup artists use this all the time on models backstage at fashion shows,” says beauty guru Robin Coe-Hutshing. “Open up an Advil gel cap and apply it right onto the pimple. It takes the swelling down right away.”

Cup of Starbucks = Makeshift Manicure

DIY dilemma: Your nails are looking raggedy, but you hardly have time to grab a cup of coffee, let alone spend an hour at the nail salon.

Mission accomplished: Double-duty your caffeine run by grabbing a couple extra brown sugar packets and wooden stirrers while you’re there, says, Jin Soon Choi, owner of Jin Soon Hand and Foot Spa. “Mix sugar with some lemon, honey, and olive oil and scrub into hands and nails for a minute, then use a wooden coffee stirrer to push back cuticles. Rinse off and your hands will look totally clean soft and manicured

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Onion = Bug Bite Soother

DIY dilemma: You managed to swing a little winter vacation in Mexico, but while you’re lunching at an outdoor café mosquitos are lunching on you.

Mission accomplished: Grab that onion slice off your salad and start rubbing it directly onto the irritation. “The sulphur in onions work right away to fix the itch,” says Jordana Mattioli, aesthetician at the office of Dr Adam M. Kolker in NYC

Milk of Magnesia = Face Mask

DIY dilemma: Your skin’s looking rough—but payday’s a week and a half away, so no salon facial for you.

Mission accomplished: Milk of Magnesia has talents beyond just neutralizing stomach acid. “Growing up I learned the great Milk of Magnesia face mask,” says Coe-Hutshing of her trick to keeping skin smooth, clear and china-like. “Dab it on with a cotton ball, wait until it dries, then rinse off. That’s it! It’s amazing.”

KY Jelly= Shoe Polish

DIY dilemma: Last night’s date went a whole lot better than expected and you’re heading to work from his place–but your scuffed shoes are looking more “walk of shame” than “victory parade.”

Mission accomplished: Robin Coe Hutshing’s non-date-night strategy works just as well when applied to your current situation. “This is embarrassing, but in an emergency I have used personal lubricant to polish my scuffed shoes,” she admits.

Black Tea = Foot Deodorizer

DIY dilemma: Your feet, put frankly, are smelling like very expensive cheese, and you’ve got 15 minutes before you walk out the door to meet friends.

Mission accomplished: Rummage through your kitchen cupboard for black tea, says Ian Ginsberg, Owner of C.O. Bigelow. Steep 2-3 bags in a bowl filled with warm (not hot!) water – then set your stopwatch for 15 minutes and get soaking. The tannins are helpful in neutralizing odor.

Matchbook = Nail file

DIY dilemma: You’re looking your best as you catch the bus to a job interview — but when you push the ‘next stop’ button you chip a nail.

Mission accomplished: Reach into your coat pocket and fish out that matchbook you grabbed from your fancy meal out last week. The sandpaper-like strike strip on the back is surprisingly precise at shaping nails quickly

Baby Powder = Shampoo

DIY dilemma: The alarm didn’t ring (again) and you’ve got five minutes until you head out the door — making this the third morning in a row that you haven’t washed your greasy head.

Mission accomplished: Degrease in seconds by excavating the baby powder from the back of the cupboard. “If you have oily roots, massage and blow-dry talc powder into the roots to absorb oil,” says Heath Grout, TIGI’s USA Creative Director

Tennis Ball = Personal Masseuse

DIY dilemma: Your attempt to channel Serena Williams on the court has left your back in knots, but if you have to choose between your mortgage and a massage, well, you know which one’s going to win, however reluctantly.

Mission accomplished: Dig those tennis balls out of your bag. Lie on your back and place one ball between your shoulder blade and spine, says massage guru Ben Brown of New York City spa Bliss. Gradually let your weight rest into the surface of the ball, relaxing around it. Now gently roll your shoulder and back over the ball. Instant relief.

Baking Soda = Deodorant

DIY dilemma: A hot kitchen and hours spent rolling out dough — no doubt about it, your cookie-baking marathon has left you sweating. Party guests are on their way.

Mission accomplished: Reserve a little baking soda for yourself, and pat under your underarms. It’ll do the same job deodorizing you as it does your fridge, by absorbing odors.

Lump of Coal = Eyeliner

DIY dilemma: A weekend in the woods with friends turns worthy of a romance novel when eligible off-duty firefighters stake a tent a few yards from your campsite. You want to look like your normal self, but who brings a makeup kit to a campout?

Mission accomplished: First, prove you’re up on fire safety by extinguishing your smoldering campfire. Then use the burnt coal (cooled of course) to make a mean smoky eye. If Cleopatra can do it, so can you. Smudge to perfection if you’ve got a Q-Tip on hand, or just use your finger.

Peppermint Oil = Chewing Gum

DIY dilemma: You finished scarfing down an entire extra-garlic pizza moments before the doorbell rings, and who do you spy through the keyhole but the adorable man from across the hall.

Mission accomplished: Run to your bathroom cabinet, homing in on your bath-time products. A single drop of essential oil of peppermint on your tongue instantly freshens breath and kills bacteria, according to Ute Leube, founder of haute organic skincare line Amala.