Save This Holiday with a Five Back Visa Gift Card

Save This Holiday with a Five Back Visa Gift Card +

#5Back17 $50 Giveaway!

Save This Holiday with a Five Back Visa Gift Card

Save This Holiday with a Five Back Visa Gift Card!

This is created in partnership with Tatu Digital Media. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

Shopping for gifts for everyone on your list can put a big dent in your wallet. Why not save money while you’re purchasing the perfect gift this year? It is so easy to save this holiday with a Five Back VISA gift card.

You can easily save this holiday with a five back Visa gift card. Simply purchase a Five Back Visa gift card and use it anywhere VISA is accepted. Users of the Five Back VISA gift card will earn up to 5% back when they use their gift card at participating restaurants and retailers.

Save on Back-to-School with Groupon

Save on Back-to-School with Groupon

This is created in partnership with Groupon. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

Back-to-school, words most parents have waited to hear all summer. Parents across the country are gearing up for their kids returning to school. School shopping can get expensive. That is why when it comes to back-to-school shopping, I like to save on back-to-school with Groupon.

There are many ways to save money using Groupon. I use Groupon to save on almost everything we do. From eating at Restaurants, Beauty and Spa services, Health and Fitness Services, Travel, Automotive, Electronics, and Things to Do in your area. It is a no-brainer to use Groupon for Back-to-School too.

Whether you need school clothes, backpacks, or accessories, Groupon Goods has you covered with savings from our favorite retailers. I saved on the headphones below when I purchased them for my son (so I don’t have to hear his computer when he is watching something).

Save on Back-to-School with Groupon

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I love to save on back-to-school with Groupon. It is a great time and money-saving resource that you can find many great deals on products and services from our favorite retailers, great food from our favorite restaurants, and experiences from our favorite venues. I love to save money when I can, and Groupon allows me to do that.

If you would like to learn more about Groupon, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

What deal will you use to Save on Back-to-School with Groupon?

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This is created in partnership with Groupon. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself to Save Money

Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself to Save Money

Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself to Save Money

As a Roto-Rooter Brand Ambassador, I will be sharing various ways you can do-it-yourself to fix common plumbing issues that arise around the house without calling a professional. There are many plumbing fixes you can do yourself to save money. Stay tuned as I share tips throughout the year.

This is brought to you in partnership with Roto-Rooter as a Brand Ambassador. All opinions expressed are unbiased and completely my own.

This is my 2nd post in a series of do-it-yourself plumbing problems that may arise. There are many plumbing fixes you can do yourself to save money. First off I am a pretty handy person, and I always try to fix any plumbing issues by myself without calling an expensive professional to fix it.

Plumbing issues arise around the house from time to time. That doesn’t mean you can’t handle it yourself. Especially if it’s plumbing fixes you can do yourself to save money.

Clear a Clogged Drain

Clogged drains happen. If you have a clogged drain, try unclogging it yourself. Try sticking a wire down the drain to clear the blockage (an untwisted wire clothes hanger works great). Most of the time the wire will pull up hair and scum buildup, allowing you to clear the drain. Sometimes you need more than a wire to clear the blockage. Use a plunger (a small kitchen plunger works great on sink and shower drains) to plunge the blockage away. When you have tried unsuccessfully to unclog your drain using the other methods, try a clog remover like Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover.

Groupon Coupons

Use Groupon Coupons to Help Save Money

Who doesn’t like to save money when you shop? I don’t know anyone that minds keeping a few extra dollars in their pocket, instead of the retailers. Whether you enjoy shopping online or in-store, you can use Groupon coupons to help save you money.

Groupon Coupons

Most of us know that Groupon is good for a great deal on restaurants, entertainment, and travel, but did you know that they have 100% free coupons to over 9,000 stores.

Groupon coupons can save you a tremendous amount of money on that certain item you have had your eye on. It has never been easier to shop at your favorite stores and save. A few of my favorite stores to shop at are Kohl’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom. There are currently 112 Kohl’s coupons, 262 Macy’s coupons, 117 Nordstrom coupons and promo codes available on Groupon that you can use right now to save.

Groupon Coupons

With over 9,000 stores offering coupons on Groupon you can save a lot of money. Before you shop for anything online or in-store be sure to check out Groupon coupons. To learn more about Groupon Coupons visit their website, Facebook, and Twitter. Don’t forget to use Groupon coupons to help save you money.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

What are your Favorite Groupon Coupons?

Tell me in the comments below.

 

Gold Rush Giveaway

Enter the Gold Rush Giveaway to win $10 American Eagle ¼ Oz.Gold Coin valued over $350

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Gold has been a symbol of wealth for centuries. Gold is a high-quality, liquid asset that can be used to protect global purchasing power, reduce portfolio volatility and minimize losses during periods of financial and economic crisis. Investors recognize gold’s lack of correlation with other assets to diversify their portfolios and hedge against currency risk.
Investors have several ways to add precious metals to a diversified investment portfolio.
Bullion coins are minted from precious metals, usually gold or silver, and bought for investment purposes from major banks, coin dealers, brokerage firms, and precious metal dealers. Their value is based on their gold or silver bullion content. Prices fluctuate daily, depending on the price of gold and silver in the world markets.
Whether you are planning for retirement, worried about inflation or simply looking to diversify your investments with a tangible physical asset, precious metals are known to hold value even during the most challenging financial times.
Concerns about falling oil prices, slower growth in China and other economic factors have contributed to a sharp decline in the stock markets to start the New Year, but Gold has been a bright spot to an otherwise gloomy financial forecast. On Thursday, February 11, 2016, gold jumped $53.20 an ounce to $1,247.80, the highest price since February 2015 and an 18 percent jump since the start of 2016.
GSI Exchange’s main focus is to offer the highest-quality silver, gold, palladium and platinum coins at the most competitive prices.
GSI Exchange is an industry leader with a reputation for having better prices, better inventory, and better buybacks than other investment companies. With more than $1 billion in commodities and precious metals transactions around the world and membership with the prestigious Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), the American Numismatic Association (ANA), Professional Coin Grading Systems (PCGS), and Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), GSI Exchange offer clients a complete range of customized precious metals portfolios and unique “Physical Possession” precious metals IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts).

Right now you can go to GSIExchange.com and get your

FREE Investors Guide

by clicking the box in the top right hand corner of the screen. The Investors Guide is perfect for beginner and experienced investors interested in securing their financial future!

Also be sure to follow GSI Exchange on social media to stay up to date with current financial news and analysis!

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Now for the Gold Rush Giveaway!

Gold Rush Giveaway

GSI EXCHANGE WANTS TO MAKE A WINNER OUT OF YOU!

Mom Buzz Media Bloggers have partnered with GSI Exchange to bring you this awesome giveaway!
One lucky winner will walk away with a $10 American Eagle ¼ Ounce Gold Coin valued at over $350 from GSI Exchange! US Residents only please. Follow the entries below for your chance to win!!

Enter Below

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Disclaimer: GSI Exchange is responsible for prize fulfillment. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email by Mom Buzz Media. This winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email, otherwise forfeiting their prize. If the original winner does not respond in the timeframe given, a new winner will be chosen. All winning entries will be confirmed. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other form of social media and is Facebook compliant. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm CST on 2/28/16. US Residents only please, must be 18+ years old to win.

If you would like A Girl Rocks Life to host a giveaway for your brand or product, contact Stacey at girlrocksosu@gmail.com to discuss what we can do for you.

This is sponsored on behalf of CurrentC and BlogMeetsBrand. Even though I was compensated for this it does not sway my opinion. All opinions expressed are unbiased and completely my own.

CurrentC Saves You Time and Money

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Using CurrentC saves you time and money this holiday. Christmas Season is definitely a busy time for all of us, as we decorate the house and purchase gifts for our families and friends. Saving time and money this holiday is a big priority for most of us.. For me I want to get in the store, get what I need, and get out, saving as much money as I can in the process. CurrentC can help you do that. You can quickly pay and be on your way.

Sears is a great place to get gifts for everyone on your list. You can pick up some new tools for your dad or husband, a new sweater for  mom, and a few items for the kids. Or maybe you need new appliances or just a centerpiece for the table. I picked up a few new ornaments to add to a basket for a decorative centerpiece on the table. You can use CurrentC at the checkout to quickly pay and be on your way just like I did.

Christmas Centerpiece

Using CurrentC to pay at the register is very simple to do. All you do is:

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  • Open the CurrentC app
  • Select Checkout
  • Select Shop
  • Scan the Paycode
  • You are done.

It is so nice to get what you need and quickly be on your way.

 

 

 

Saving money is simple with the CurrentC app. You can add your store loyalty cards and when you check out your savings are automatically deducted from your total. Coupons for various stores are also included. Simply clip the ones you want to use and when your checking out, the savings is automatically deducted as well.

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One of the best parts of using CurrentC is at the gas station. At an Exxon/Mobile gas station, you open the app and select “Pump”. Verify your location and your pump number to authorize the pump to begin fueling, all before you get out of your vehicle to pump the gas. This is an added benefit of security, as some of the card readers at the gas pump have been corrupted by scammers (we have seen it on the news). You never have to run a card through the reader, it’s all done in the app. Pump your gas and be on your way. This is great to use when you want to stay in your warm car as long as possible on those cold Ohio winter days. Just get out of the car to pump the gas.

CurrentC can be used at many stores, restaurants, and gas stations around the Columbus, Ohio area. The app will soon be available nationwide. So stay tuned for when it becomes available nationwide. Until then enjoy CurrentC at the following stores in Columbus. New Stores are added often.

Use CurrentC at the following stores, restaurants, and gas stations:

Walmart  CurrentC stores

Sears

Target

CVS

Giant Eagle

Kmart

Wendy’s

Exxon/Mobile Gas Stations

Shell Gas Stations

 

 

 

 

CurrentC has revolutionized the way consumers are shopping. Using CurrentC saves you time and money by centralizing your loyalty cards and payment accounts, and automatically applying coupons and loyalty rewards at checkout. With a simple scan, your items are purchased and you are on your way. Don’t forget to check back and see if the app has added your neighborhood when it goes nationwide.

You can find CurrentC in iTunes or Google Play. Download the app today and start saving. To learn more about CurrentC check out this post I wrote here.

Have you tried CurrentC yet?  Tell me your thoughts below in the comments.

 

This is sponsored on behalf of CurrentC and BlogMeetsBrand. Even though I was compensated for this it does not sway my opinion. All opinions expressed are unbiased and completely my own.

This is sponsored on behalf of CurrentC and BlogMeetsBrand. Even though I was compensated for this it does not sway my opinion. All opinions expressed are unbiased and completely my own.

Use CurrentC to Quickly Pay at the Grocery!!

 

CurrentC

 

CurrentC  has definitely revolutionized the way I pay for groceries, gas, and dining out. It”s a new mobile pay app that saves you time and money. It lets you quickly pay at the checkout. It is only being beta tested in the Columbus, Ohio area at the moment. Don’t fret though it will soon be available nationwide.

 

I was  grocery shopping at Giant Eagle the other day. Just picking up a few things for dinner and some cleaning supplies. In a hurry as usual, I gathered the items on my list. I was ready to check out and headed towards the checkout lines. A few registers were open and they had a line 5 carts deep. I scanned the checkout area and spotted a self checkout terminal. I quickly pushed my cart towards it before anyone else spotted the empty line and beat me to it. Yeah I could checkout without waiting in a long line! I scanned my items at the self-checkout terminal and was ready to pay. I grabbed my cell phone and hit the CurrentC app and logged in.

 

 

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The self checkout terminal had options to pay from Cash, Credit, Debit and CurrentC. I tapped the CurrentC button and the screen changed to a QR code. I used my phones camera and scanned the QR code. Instantly my Giant Eagle advantage loyalty card savings was applied and my total changed to a drastically lower price. As well as my purchased was paid for in the quick scan of a QR code.

 

Not only can you use CurrentC to quickly pay for groceries at Giant Eagle or pay for gas at GetGo. but you can use it at many popular retail locations around Columbus, OH.  Grab a burger at Wendy’s, Pay for your prescriptions at CVS, Pick up items for the decorating the house at Target. Coupons and Loyalty card discounts are automatically applied at checkout. Saving you time and money! New stores and locations are added daily. Over 200 stores are currently participating  Check for locations near you here.

CurrentC Retailers

With its mullti-layer security features  CurrentC is safe to use. They protect your information from the time you set up your account, through each and every transaction. Your sensitive data is not stored on the app, or your phone, keeping it safe if your phone is ever lost or stolen.

Who doesn’t like saving Time and Money? Quick and Easy to Use, CurrentC is my go to payment option!

 

Download the CurrentC App today and try it out for yourself!!

CurrentC on iTunes

CurrentC google play

 

 

 

 

 


This is sponsored on behalf of CurrentC and BlogMeetsBrand. Even though I was compensated for this it does not sway my opinion. All opinions expressed are unbiased and completely my own.

6 Tips to Prepare You to Purchase a Home

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Whether you are looking to purchase your first home,  a seasoned buyer, or just starting to save for your first home, Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make.

There are many things you need to do before you start looking for that dream home. You have many questions running through your head and don’t know where to start. It is important to do some research to give you the confidence to know that you are making the right decision.

Closing on your first home is exciting and is a very sunny day. What is a sunny day, you might be wondering. A sunny day is feeling confident, in control of, and optimistic about your money. I just closed on my first home and I want to help you know what you will need to do, to prepare for the process of purchasing a home.

6 Tips to Prepare You to Purchase a Home

 

Save towards a down payment

Start saving the sooner the better. You don’t need to save thousands of dollars a month to save towards a home. Whether you can save $200 or $1500 a month, the important thing is you are saving towards the purchase of a new home. The more of a down-payment you have, the less you will pay each month on a mortgage.

Know your Credit Score.

I can not stress this enough. There are plenty of free sites out there that will never charge you to get your credit score. Along with the three major credit reporting bureaus. Your credit score will determine whether you have poor and/or excellent credit. If your score is in the 500’s wait and build your credit before trying to purchase a home. If your credit score is in the mid 600’s to 850 you should have no problem getting a mortgage.

Determine what you can afford.

Take a good look at your finances and determine if your budget allows you to be able to pay for mortgage. Now remember to determine what you will be able to afford, you do not want to be house poor (where you literally can only cover the mortgage and no other expenses). Once you have determined your credit score and whether or not you are financially ready to buy a home you will need to see if you qualify for a mortgage. Also check out a mortgage calculator to give you a ball park figure as to what you can afford monthly.

What is the best mortgage for you?

Research whether you want a 30 year mortgage, a 15 year mortgage, and the current mortgage rates. A 30 year mortgage is the most popular option because it lowers your monthly payments. If you can afford a 15 year mortgage then consider it as a viable option. Are these mortgage rates good? 4-6 percent is a decent rate, but try to get the lowest rate possible. There are many mortgage options available. Research what type of loan you want to apply for and determine if 20 percent down is required for that particular loan. Some are no money down, so it is worth the effort to discover the best loan for yourself.

Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage

It is important to try to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will determine what kind of home you can afford to buy. Most importantly, it determines the price point at which you can begin to search for a home. Sellers will take your offer more seriously if they know you are pre-approved. Being pre-approved  is a time saver in the process of obtaining your home.

Determine the City and Neighborhood you want to live in

Location, location, location are the three most important rules in real estate. Research the type of neighborhood you want to live in. Answer these questions.

  • Does the neighborhood have good schools?
  • Is there a hospital nearby or is it located in a neighboring city?
  • What is the crime rate in the area you are interested in?
  • Most importantly, Does it meet your family’s needs?

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Once you have found the perfect place, the next step is to make an offer on your dream home and hope it is accepted by the seller. Once the offer is accepted, you will close on the house and officially become a homeowner. Congratulations you own a home. Closing on your home is a sunny day!

Sun Trust bank believes that everyone deserves the financial confidence and freedom to live a life well spent. We should all plan for a sunny day.

Sunny Days start here.  At SunTrust, they have the tools and resources to help you achieve your sunny day. Start here to find out how they can help you enjoy the things that matter to you.

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feel confident about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you.  They know we all live for the sunny days and want to you help you live yours.

For even more sunny day inspiration visit yoursunnyday.com

Subscribe to the Shine newsletter and receive inspiration and advice twice a month to help you live for a sunny day.  

Visit the SunTrust resource center anytime for help achieving your financial goals. 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.

Save for a Sunny Day Wedding

Posted by Stacey Smith | DIY, Saving

Save for a Sunny Day Wedding

We all try to save for a rainy day. You never know when unexpected expenses may pop up. Why do we save for rainy days, when we can save for a Sunny Day Wedding. You may be wondering what is a Sunny Day? It is feeling optimistic, confident, and in control of your money. It’s when you turn a goal into reality.

Wedding season is still in full force with fall weddings. Weddings can be very expensive, whether you are planning your own wedding, participating in one, or attending a wedding as a guest, it can put a big strain on the budget. Unless you are fortunate enough to have an unlimited budget to pay for your wedding needs, you need to save in order to cover the cost.

The Sunny Days that I’ve been saving towards are all of the wedding gifts, travel expenses, and a few new outfits for the family to wear to the four weddings I’m attending this fall. Wedding gifts are expensive and like others I need to save money to purchase the high dollar registry items.

Wedding gift

The folks at Sun Trust bank have helped me save for the many wedding gifts that needed purchased. They can help you plan and save for your Sunny Day. With Sun Trust’s resource center you will find great advice, tips, and the tools you need to save for your sunny day.

What is the Sunny Day that your saving for?

Sunny Days start here.  At SunTrust, we have the tools and resources to help you achieve your sunny day. Start here to find out how we can help you enjoy the things that matter most to you.

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feel confident about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you.  They know we all live for the sunny days and want to you help you live yours.

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Subscribe to the Shine newsletter and receive inspiration and advice twice a month to help you live for a sunny day.

Visit the SunTrust resource center anytime for help achieving your financial goals.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.