Cheap Homemade Dishwasher Detergent! $10-$15/year!

Do you feel like you buy dishwasher detergent all the time?! It seemed like we were going through the stuff like water, and it was priced like liquid gold! I decided to try the homemade stuff, which looked easy enough... and it was! So, I thought I would share this easy recipe with all of you:
  • 1 c. Borax (some Target stores carry this)
  • 1 c. Washing soda (I purchased this on drugstore.com, where if you get a free trial of Shoprunner.com, everything ships free!)
  • 1/4 c. Kosher salt (Target)
  • 2 Packets unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid (since you're buying everything else in bulk, stock up on Kool-Aid in bulk too, so you have everything you need)
  • 1/2 c. Vinegar
  • 3 drops Dawn dish soap
Mix together all dry ingredients. Put 2 T of the mix in your dishwasher detergent compartment, and add 3 drops Dawn dish soap (only 3 small drops - more might make it overflow!). Then throw 1/2 c. vinegar in the bottom of the washer to act as a rinse aid. Done! How easy is that?!

If you buy the normal sizes of all of the ingredients, you will pay about $10 for everything, and I figure if I do two loads each week, it should last close to a full year! (I will probably need to stock up on vinegar once or twice more during the year, so my total cost will probably be about $15/year.) My husband has already gotten used to it, and our dishes seem just as clean as ever! :)

Open ING Checking Account, Get $50! No fees or minimums!

It's back! Open an ING Direct Electric Orange Checking Account and get $50!
  • Click on “Apply Now.”
  • Open Electric Orange and make a total of 3 card purchases or Person2Person Payments (or any combo of the two) within 45 days of account opening.
  • A $50 bonus is automatically deposited into the account on day 50.
No monthly fees, no account minimum, no ATM surcharges, and no overdraft fees! Plus, get access to over 35,000 ATMs, free online bill pay and a  free debit card for all purchases.We have two ING accounts, and I love them! :)

Carter's Diaper Bag for $11.98 (Reg. $39.99)!

Wow! Head to Amazon to snatch up this Carter’s Giraffe Print bag for $11.98 (Reg. $39.99)! This is super cute for a diaper bag, and it even includes a changing pad!

(Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!)


Get BestBuy Gift Card for trading in old electronics (even broken ones)!

Wow! Through 1/19, Best Buy is offering a minimum of a $5 gift card for each old small device that you trade in (does not have to be working!).  Limit of 3 per person per day. Go here for more details.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

$1 Any Size Coffee on Wednesdays at 7-Eleven!

7 11 7 Eleven: $1.00 Any Size Coffee on Wednesdays January. 

Stop by a participating 7-Eleven store and pick up any size coffee for $1.00 every Wednesday in January! Check for locations near you.

(Thanks, Clip and Follow!)


Leopard Print Scarf for only $3 + FREE Shipping!

Wow! You can score this super cute Leopard Print Scarf for only $3 + FREE shipping at Amazon.com! Hurry, prices on Amazon tend to change quickly!

(Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!)

29″ Round Steel Fire Pit for $24.99 (Reg. $69.99) + FREE Shipping!

Head to Buy.com to snag this 29″ Round Steel Fire Pit in Black Finish for just $24.99 (reg. $69.99) + FREE Shipping! This fire pit measures 29″ in diameter and includes a fire poker/screen lift tool.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)


EXPIRED: Walgreens Senior Discount Day! 15-20% Off Everything!

Today Only! Walgreens is offering discounts to shoppers 55 years or older. Get 15% off almost everything in the store and 20% off all Walgreens brand items. The discounts will even apply to items on sale! You must be a Balance Rewards member to receive the discount. Click here for details.

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Oneida 80% Off Clearance + Extra 10% Off and FREE Shipping!

HOT! Head to Oneida.com to check out the Year End Clearance sale, offering up to 80% off on over 450 items! Take an extra 10% off AND get FREE Shipping on orders $25+ with promo code YREND at checkout. Or use promo code DH11 to get 11% off any order, but you’ll have to pay shipping charges.

Check out some of the awesome bargains:

Anchor Hocking 50pc Storage Set
ONLY $8.99 shipped after code when you spend $25 (Reg. $21)!

Anchor Hocking 4pc Mix & Measure Set
ONLY $11.69 shipped after code when you spend $25 (Reg. $25!)

Oneida Professional 5 Piece Bakeware Set
ONLY $17.99 shipped after code when you spend $25 (Reg. $40!)

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)


Health and Fitness Magazines from only $3.50 for 1-year subscription!

Head to Tanga.com to get some of the best Health and Fitness Magazines from only $3.50 for a 1-year subscription! Titles include Shape, Weight Watcher, Men's Fitness, Eating Well, and many more!

FREE 4.5 x 6 Photo Book from Walgreens! Only $2.99 Shipping!

FREEpng Walgreens: Free 20 Page 4.5x6 Photo Brag Book (reg. $6.99) + $2.99 Shipping

Walgreens is offering a Free 20-Page 4.5×6 Photo Brag Book (reg. $6.99) when you enter promotional code FREEBRAG at checkout. Shipping is $2.99.

(Thanks, Clip and Follow!)


5 Stainless Steel Bowls with Lids only $5!

Head to Tanga.com to snatch up this set of 5 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids for only $5.99! Plus, use promo code LAST2012, and get an extra 15% off, making your final cost only $5! The bowls nest for easy storage, and are fridge, freezer, and dishwasher safe! Plastic lids are airtight to keep food fresh.

Leapster 2 Bundle Only $42.74 (Reg. $109.99) + FREE Shipping!

Amazon64 Amazon: LeapFrog Leapster2 Bundle $42.74 (reg $109.99) FREE Shipping!
HOT! Head to Amazon.com to get the LeapFrog Leapster2 Bundle for only $42.74 (reg $109.99) + FREE Super Saver Shipping! Recommended for ages 36 months – 8 years. Awesome reviews! Snatch this up quickly because Amazon prices change fast.

(Thanks, Clip and Follow!)

Ladies' Boots Under $12 + FREE Shipping!

Wow! Head to Totsy.com and scroll down to “Blowout Ladies Cold Weather Boots” to find super cute boots at super low prices! The Oslo Boot in Pink is only $11.50 (reg $49.99), the Erin Boot in Black is only $11.50 (reg $49.99) and the Oakley 1044 Boot is only $10.80 (reg $40.50! PLUS, new customers get FREE Shipping!

(Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!)


Kohl's Clearance + 20% Off Code = Kids' Items for $1.54!

Wow! Head to Kohl’s and check out their huge clearance on kids’ clothes! Plus, get an extra 20% off with promo code NEWYEAR20. All the items above will cost only $1.54 each! Check out the entire selection here! Plus, get free shipping on $50+.

(Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!)

Samsung Bluetooth Headset FREE with Rebate!

Screen Shot 2012 12 29 at 8.57.02 AM Tiger Direct: FREE After Rebate   Samsung HM1100 Bluetooth Wireless Headset (reg. $14.99)

Tiger Direct is offering this Samsung HM1100 Bluetooth Wireless Headset for $14.99 - $14.99 Rebate = FREE! Pay only $3.99  for shipping. Offer Ends 12/31/2012. 

(Thanks, Clip and Follow!)


Cobra Camcorder Only $19.90 (Reg. $49.99) + FREE Shipping!

Staples Year-End Clearance Event online offers up to 65% off + FREE shipping through 12/29! You can score this Cobra DVC955 Digital Video Camcorder, Black for only $19.90 (Reg. $49.99)  + FREE Shipping!

(Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!)

Payless Clearance Up To 50% Off + Extra 20% Off with Code!

HOT! Payless has many items on clearance up to 50% off, PLUS get an extra 20% off with promo code 88040 through 12/31! Check out some of the deals I spotted:

These Women's Marian Sweater Booties will cost only $6.40 with discount (Reg. $22.99)!

 This Josie Shopper Minicci will cost only $9.60 (Reg. $19.99)!


Coupon for $5 Off a $5 Purchase at Carson's!

YAY! Print this coupon for $5 off a $5+ purchase at Carson’s, valid through 1/29! It can be used on clearance items, but excludes Door Busters, Yellow Dot merchandise, watches, and fragrances. It cannot be combined with any other discount except for the 10% senior citizen Wednesday promotions.

(Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!)