Xbox One Gears of War + Extra Game $294.99!

Saving Dollarsand Sense

39597737Target has this Xbox One Gears of War on sale for just $299.99.


Plus use the coupon code TGTGQJV7  to save an additional $5 off $50+ orders. This will bring your final cost down to $294.99.

  • Own the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle
  • Includes full-game download of the original Gears of War remastered in 1080p
  • Play five campaign chapters never released on console
  • Experience competitive multiplayer in 60FPS with 19 maps and six game modes
  • Features the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin
  • Get early access to the Gears of War 4 Beta

Also, right now when you buy an Xbox One game system you’ll qualify for a bonus FREE Game regularly priced right around $59 each!


Choose from the following games:

*Hot Deal Plan*

Xbox One Gears of War $299.99
– $5 off $50 coupon code TGTGQJV7
Add Bonus Game of your choice (It will automatically be free once added to your cart)
Shipping is automatically FREE!
TOTAL $294.99  + tax Shipped!



Winter Coats $12.50

Saving Dollarsand Sense


Amazon has 75% off winter coats and snowpants, with prices as low as $12.50 for winter coats!


*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: Amazon prices can and often do change without warning, please make sure to check the price before completing the checkout process.

Shop early for the best selections. 

How to Make Christmas Trees Last Longer

Saving Dollarsand Sense

5 Ways to Make Christmas Tree Last Longer


Tips to Extend the Life of Your Christmas Tree


This such a magical time of year with the lights, decorations, and of course the Christmas Tree!

Because we love this time of year at my house, I try to make it last as long as I can!

In fact we usually host our final holiday party the weekend after the New Year. As you can probably imagine, having a tree this long can lead to droopy branches and piles of needles on the floor.

In order to keep our tree looking its very best long after Christmas has passed, we use the following tips.

1. Choose the right tree.  The first thing to do to make sure your tree has the longest life span possible, is to choose the right tree from the very start. Sometimes these trees have been sitting around for several days before you see them.  There is also the distance it took for your tree to get from the tree farm to your local tree lot. You’ll want to choose one that looks fresh. Look at the branches, are they sagging?  Check the needles by rubbing you hand across them. If they easily fall off, you’ll want to choose a different tree.

2. Prepare the Tree. Make sure you have a fresh cut on your tree trunk before.  Once a tree has been cut down, the sap naturally seals it from being able to take in anymore water.  It only takes the sap about 3 hours to completely seal off the trunk making it impossible to take in any more water. This is why the fresh cut is so important. Most tree lots offer this service free of charge.  They might forget to tell you about it, so just ask.  They have the saws and it really only takes a couple extra minutes to do.  Cutting at least 1 inch off the bottom give the tree the best possible chance of being able to soak up the water.

3. Lots of Water. Keep your tree stand full of water at all times. Water really is the key to keeping your tree alive as long as possible. If you allow the tree stand to run out of water, the tree will once again send sap to build the barrier you got rid of when you made sure there was a fresh new cut on the trunk.  Remember, it only takes 3 hours for the sap to seal the trunk.  This means it will not soak up anymore water even if you refill the base again, so it is very important not to allow it to run dry at all.

4. Location, location, location. Choosing the right location for your tree will determine how long the tree will last. You will want to keep your tree away from any direct heat sources such as furnace vents or fireplaces as these will dry the tree out faster. It is also a good idea to avoid direct sunlight.

5. Replace your bulbs. Choose to use newer LED bulbs on your tree. They do not give off as much heat as older bulbs and will help keep your tree from drying out as fast. You can also choose to use less bulbs as a way to keep even more of the heat off the tree.

Using any or all of these tips will help extend the life of your tree.

I suggest following them all to keep your tree looking its best all through the holiday season.

Free 2015 Advent Activity Calendar

Saving Dollarsand Sense


Once again, Thriving Family is offering a wonderful FREE Advent Activity Calendar to help you use this time to share the true meaning of Christmas with your family.

Prepare for Christmas with Thriving Family’s 2015 Advent Activity CalendarTales of Christmas Past: 25 Inspiring true stories of the season.

Assemble a beautifully designed Advent poster to help your kids focus on Christ this Christmas.

Then read Scripture passages and stories that relate to individual flaps on the poster. You can also create easy-to-fold booklets for each story.


Your FREE 2015 Advent Activity Calendar comes with a Parents’ guide.  In it, you’ll get information on how to use this year’s Advent calendar poster, along with the daily stories that are in the guide.Booklet_Thumb2

There’s also a free Advent poster and Story booklets. Make easy-fold booklets for each story. The daily stories correspond with this year’s Advent calendar poster.


Get your FREE 2015 Advent Activity Calendar here.

Thomas & Friends Double Spiral Sodor Playset $10.55 (Was $32.99)

Saving Dollarsand Sense

1478824This Thomas & Friends Double Spiral Sodor Playset by Fisher-Price is just $10.55 after sale and coupon code.

*Hot Deal Plan*

Thomas & Friends Double Spiral Sodor Playset by Fisher-Price
– 20% Coupon code NOVTAKE20
– 20% Coupon code KAPOW
Pay $10.55 after coupons.


Remember that the best Kohl’s Cash offer is back.  Get $15 for every $50 you spend.

Check out even more Character merchandise that you can use these coupons on to save 40%!


Kohl’s Cyber Week Sale!

Saving Dollarsand Sense


The Kohl’s Cyber Week Spectacular Sale is happening now!

Now through December 1st, you will save an additional 20% off the already low, low prices when you use the coupon code NOVTAKE20 during checkout.

Shipping is automatically free on orders over $25, no coupon code is needed for that.


And you can still get the $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend!


Also use the coupon code KAPOW to save you another 20% off character merchandise. Both coupon codes can be used together to save 40% off!


Check out the Super Saturday Sale for some of the best deals.