Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

We’ve got one week left until the big, red-suited guy comes, and many of you are still looking for some last-minute gifts for your family, friends, or co-workers.  There are some really great deals available online, and here are just a few stocking stuffer ideas that might help cross off your final gifts on your list.  


Panasonic In-Ear Headphone 2-Pack

$16 and Free Two Shipping with Amazon Prime Membership – Here’s a link below to Amazon Prime, which is free for the first 30 days by the way!!  I have been a member for many years and it has saved me a ton of moolah!    



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Panasonic RP ErgoFit In Ear Headphones Stereo Earbuds  2 Pack  Black   Electronics

I own these super headphones, and the sound quality is excellent, they fit into any device, and the price is fantastic.  If you have teenagers the 2-for-1 will make the perfect sense gift!  (Trust me, they will lost the first set almost immediately)  LOL ($16.00)

Zippo A-Frame Hand Warmer

Zippo Hand Warmer

If you have an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hunt, ice fish, or go skiing all day, the Zippo will keep those fingers toasty.  Don’t forget to get the Zippo Lighter Fluid as well.  ($25 for both)

Fitbit Flex Blue Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband

Fitbit Flex Wireless

I know many people including myself, who need to have a tracking system to help them stay in shape.  This Fitbit wristband does the following:


Tracks steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned & active minutes

Also tracks hours slept & quality of sleep

Works with iPod, iPhone, iPad,and select Android smartphones

Syncs in real time with smartphone, PC or Mac via Bluetooth® wireless

Lets you track progress via FREE Fitbit Apple or Android Apps

It comes in a variety of colors and the price ranges from $99-$120.  This is a gift I would put into my own stocking.  🙂

real Techniques Core Collection Set

real Techniques Core Collection Set

Through the years I have learned that to get the desired looks you want with make-up, you must have a quality make-up brush set.  But, I also know how expensive they can be, and this top-rated brush set above is perfect for anyone on your list who loves make-up, but wants a to-go brush set that will fit nicely in their purse.  Super stocking stuffer price at only $12.50.  


JBL Flip Portable Stereo Speaker with Wireless Bluetooth Connection

JBL Flip Portable Stereo Speaker with Wireless Bluetooth Connection  Black   Electronics

All of us today are on the go, and with bluetooth technology we can listen to our favorite playlists almost anywhere.  This high ranked JBL portable stereo works with most almost any phone, and honestly, I think that wireless speakers are the gift to give this year.  ($90)   



I hope that some of the above stocking stuffer gift ideas above give you a head start on getting those stocking stuffed, and just so ya know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy.  I really appreciate your support, and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  

Shopping Apps That Really Do Pay Me Cash!

Shopping Aps



When I first started clipping coupons it took me hours to get everything matched up, clipped, and then organized.  And to be honest with you, even though I have a more streamlined system today, I still don’t love clipping coupons.  🙂  Fortunately, digital brand coupons are now available to download through shopping apps at your favorite grocery, discount, drugstores, or big box places such as Target!  The beauty of signing up for your favorite store’s loyalty program, is that they love to send you exclusive digital coupons based on the things that you buy the most.  What a super way to save!!  Now….let’s take it up a notch!!  The following shopping apps list offer items that will give you cash back if you buy them!  It can be anything from fresh produce, milk, candles, chips, or whatever else may be on your shopping list.   So, below are a few shopping apps that I use on a regular basis and I really do get paid in cash!  (I am including my referral links, so that you can join me in the super saving fun).  Here we go!!






When Ibotta first came out, I thought that the name was kind of funny, so I still get a little smile when I share it with people because they usually give me that weird look like, “What’s Ibotta”?  All of the apps that I am going to share with you are pretty much the same, but I listed Ibotta first, because you can build a team of super savers and earn more money when each member uses a “rebate”.  A rebate is basically a coupon offer for a particular product or service such as the one below:

Ibotta Offer


So….head into a store, open up the app, see what offers are available, buy it, scan your receipt, upload it, and wallah money is added to your account.  It really is that simple, and when I am ready to cash out, I transfer the money to my PayPal account!  Again this is an easy breezy way to save on the things that your going to buy anyways, or maybe you’ve been wanting to try.  🙂    



So, now that you get the idea of how to use the Ibotta app, below are a few more for you to also try!


Saving Star




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SavingStar has been around for a while, but like many of the other apps you can now scan your receipt so that you get credit for everything you purchase.  Also, I like that you get a weekly freebie, and a discount on a healthy offer, such as lettuce, apples, or whatever else is in season.  Save money on your groceries! Nothing to clip or print. Totally paperless. New deals every week.



Snap By Groupon

Snap by Groupon

Snap By Groupon is a fairly new shopping app that offers a variety of deals that you can use at any store, which is a huge plus if you like to shop at Aldi’s, The Dollar Store, or Dollar Tree.   Click here to join:   

No coupons, mail-in rebates, or shopper points.Just cash for buying the grocery products you need!


And finally….


 Checkout 51


Checkout 51 reloads new offers every Thursday, and you can redeem at any store! It’s super easy to use, and here’s a screen shot of what’s in my account currently, and when I reach $20 bucks, I can cash out!  Woo!  Hoo!  





Now, there are some other great shopping apps out there, but for the sake of time, I can only handle the four above.  LOL  


Here’s a little savings tip when you use your apps:


See if there are any Sunday paper coupons or online digital coupons that you can use as well as the shopping app offer.  

(Example below)

Glade candle offer :

$1.00 off of 2 Glade candles from shopping app

$1.00 off of Glade manufactures coupon


Guess what?  You get to use both coupons in the same transaction, which means super savings for you!  


I hope that you can see the value of trying out these shopping apps, and it really is fun to see the savings add up.  You can at least have a little extra Christmas money if you start now!  Just a thought……


Also, if you have had any success with other shopping apps I would love to know, so share below!!  🙂   

Quirky Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day At Quirky


It has been in the 80’s here in East Tennessee over the last several days and I for one have been enjoying every bit of it.  I planted my garden beds over the weekend, and then headed over to mom’s and planted some goodies in her garden beds as well. Speaking of moms, it dawned on me that Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and although my mom likes traditional gifts, she really enjoys things that are quirky and functional.  So, if you have a mom that loves getting new, creative, innovative gifts that were invented by people just like you and me, then check out these quirky finds at


The Crossover


The Crossover

If you have mom who owns an iPhone 5/5s then this case with two crossover straps that hold credit cards, money, and receipts is the perfect gift for any mom who loves to shop!  🙂 



Verseur Metal + Levier


Verseur Wine Opener

My mommy loves wine and having a beer once in a while,  so this 4-in-1 wine opener and magnetic bottle opener would help her open, serve, and save a bottle of wine.  The added Levier also pops open a bottle of  beer and traps the cap so that it doesn’t  fly onto the floor.  (Seriously, that’s really irritating).  LOL  



Nibble Pan

How many of you love to bake a cake, but want to make sure that it tastes right without wrecking it?  Well, with this pan you can, check out the little nibble bite that pops out!  I love this idea, because it makes sense and it’s only $12.99!   Super, saving, price!   

These are just a few gift ideas that are available at Quirky, and in honor of Mother’s Day they are having a sweet sale so click on the link below: