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$1.23 Sara Lee Snack Cakes at Target!............

Sara Lee Snack Cakes

Grab some cheap Sara Lee snack cakes with a $1 coupon from Daily Break and a Target Cartwheel offer! You’ll have to enter your email and play a quick “Find the Differences” photo game for the $1 off coupon.

Buy (1) Sara Lee snack cake @ $2.79 
- Use $1/1 Sara Lee snack cakes 
- Use 20% off Sara Lee snack cakes Target Cartwheel (Deducts $.56)
Final Price: $1.23

Nice Money Maker on Nexxus at Rite Aid Starting 8/24/14!............

Nexxus Therapee

Wow! You’re not going to want to miss this Nexxus deal at Rite Aid next week! Starting 8/24/14, Nexxus products will be on sale buy one, get one 50% off. Through the end of August, you’ll also get a $3 +UP Reward when you buy one through the end of August, and there’s a brand new manufacturer coupon that you can stack with a Rite Aid Video Values coupon!

Buy (2) Nexxus Therrape shampoo @ $5.99 each ($8.99)
- Use (2) $3/1 Nexxus hair care item
- Stack with $3/1 Nexxus hair care product (Rite Aid Video Values)
- Pay nothing out of pocket
- Get (2) $3 +UP
Final Price: FREE + $6 money maker!!

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New Kohl’s 20% off code! Stacks with $10 off $30 code!

A PYP Best Blog! Giving Your Kids Jobs or Chores!............

Just in case you missed this article on giving your kids jobs or chores the first time we shared it a couple of years ago, we are republishing it. After Marne wrote this blog originally, we got an awesome response. This is one of the PYP Best Blogs!

 

Most of us try to enlist our children with doing chores around the house. We feel it is something that will develop a strong work ethic for them, as well as teach them basic principles of how to take care of themselves and be a decent, clean and orderly human being. Am I right?

I have read that children who help out at home or have regular chores may have some of the following characteristics:

*can be better behaved when they are away from home
*can have more self-confidence
*may be able to be more self-disciplined when they live away from home
*could take initiative when it comes to taking care of themselves when they move away from home
*may be better at multi-tasking
*learn how important it is to keep themselves and their environment clean and orderly (and how that can affect their behavior)

Granted these may not apply to all children, but I do think it is true to a degree. I have seen it with chores and my own four children.

We all will also agree on the fact that is sometimes if more like babysitting or pulling teeth when it comes to getting our kids to help around the house and get their chores done! We started something in our house a few months ago that seems to be working. Granted, I don’t follow this religiously as life does happen…either we forget or we are out and about so much there is no time….but when we do use it with our chores, it does work!

I made a wheel out of card stock (I just traced them using different items in my kitchen for the circle) and attached them with a large brad. Then I used a Sharpie to write on the assignments. We agreed to do these things each evening before bed. Each child is assigned a “zone” to work on (the first two colors) then the inside color (green) are a few random quick jobs to do. My kids LOVE the idea of being a sheriff! I had a hard time coming up with another job, then I thought of having one of them be the person who helps those who need it, checks up on them, and makes sure the job is done. So far it has worked beautifully! The kids aren’t perfect of course, but for the most part they are really good about helping out, and they know what is expected of them.

What I like about this system most is that:

*it is easy, quick, and everyone understands
*simple to put together with supplies almost everyone has on hand
*kids can be involved creating it
*you can rotate the wheel to mix it up to any combo you like

If you are needing to change your current chore system or want to start one, this idea is a great one! Tweak it to how it will work for you. It has sure worked for us.

Hook DVD – $5.00!............

Great movie – great price!

Hook DVD
List Price: $14.99
You Save: $9.99 (67%)
Price: $5.00

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10 Pieces Baby Headbands – Girl’s Lace Flower – $5.96!............

Cute headbands, so many colors – great price!

10 Pieces Baby Headbands – Girl’s Lace Flower
List Price: $30.56
You Save: $24.60 (80%)
Price: $5.96

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Large Doll House Fantasy Castle Wooden Dollhouse – Fits Barbie – $35.77! Ships Free!............

Such a beautiful large doll house! Great reviews! Perfect for now or to put away for Christmas!

Large Doll House Fantasy Castle Wooden Dollhouse Finished 4 Rooms Fits Barbie
Price: $35.77

Free shipping!

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Chuck: The Complete Series – Collector Set on Blu-ray – $66.99!............

Great movie – great price!

Chuck: The Complete Series – Collector Set on Blu-ray
List Price: $179.98
You Save: $112.99 (63%)
Price: $66.99

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Chatsters Gabby Interactive Doll $79.97 (will be a hard to find for Christmas)............

Chatsters Gabby Interactive Doll $79.97
(will be a hard to find for Christmas)

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