Weekly Hot Deals & Posts – Week of July 9

Here’s a list of this week’s hottest deals and freebies online and in store that were simply too good not to pass on.

You’ll also include a recent work-at-home position that’s hiring (requires no college education) and some of the best money advice in posts, videos, and podcast episodes from this past week. This post may contain affiliate links.

Hot Deals


Hey Teachers, need another reason to love Target? How about saving an extra 15% off classroom supplies!?

Starting on July 15, you can go to Target.com/TeacherPrep to verify your status as a teacher (it takes less than 30 seconds…#worthit)

All teachers nationwide are eligible, including:

  • Preschool Teachers
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Homeschool Teachers
  • College Professors

You will get a coupon for in store purchases and a one-time use coupon for an online purchase that’s good for saving an extra 15% select school supplies for the classroom. This sale is good July 15-21.

This special deal is to show teachers some love for all the out-of-pocket money they often spend going the extra mile for their students.

This teacher discount will be good on supplies such as:

  • Writing Supplies (pens, pencils)
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Arts & Crafts (markers, colored pencils, crayons, glue, scissors)
  • Storage & Organization
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Facial Tissue
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Food Storage Bags

Plus, if you have the Target REDcard, you can get an extra 5% off. Just be sure to pay off the entire bill right away (or at the end of the month) so you’re not losing all that money you saved by paying interest.

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers – 71% OFF!

Get this Set of 36 EXPO Dry Erase Markers for Only $16.61 – Regularly $56.85! I know more and more school supply lists have EXPO Markers on them, and teachers love having fresh markers that work for their classroom. At this price, you can stock up for your classroom or your child’s classroom without breaking the bank.


If you’ve been thinking about trying Audible but not wanting to spend the money, now might be the time to try it while saving a ton of money. For new subscribers only, you can get 3 months of Amazon’s audiobook service for only $4.95 per month! – Regularly $14.95 per month! This is only good through July 17.


Your family can get Unlimited FreeTime from Amazon of kids’ books, movies, TV, audiobooks, and music for just $2.99! – Regularly $29.99! This offer is good through July 17.


Macy’s has Kids Character Backpack Sets on sale for less than $15 shipped! -Regularly $35! Most sets include a backpack, cinch bag, pencil case, lunch bag, water bottle. There are lots of character options, including PAW PATROL, FROZEN, AVENGERS, PJ MASKS, PRINCESSES, CAMO PRINT, MINNIE MOUSE, MICKEY MOUSE, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG AND MORE


4 Free Custom Photo Bookmarks at Walgreens – Pick up in Store through July 11 with promo code PICYOURMARK 


Build-A-Bear Workshop – PAY YOUR AGE for ANY FURRY FRIEND (minimum $1) – First time ever! You must be a Bonus Club member or sign up to be one to take advantage of this deal. Limit 1 per child. More details here. July 12, 2018 only.


Back to School Price Sheet – Hip2Save has a cheat sheet so you know what a good price is for school supplies…and when you might want to hold off and wait for a better deal.

School Uniforms at Target – Starting at just $5 (Polos – $5, Pants – $10, Shoes – $12 Through July 14

Collapsible Wagon at Costco – Only $49.99 shipped (all comparable wagons on Amazon are $79.99 – $100+) and these have incredible reviews

Essential Oil Diffuser – Just $8.99 when you apply code HEQITELR for $6 off


Southwest Airlines – 1-way Flights as Low as $47!  These are SO much lower than the flights I purchased last month!  Valid through July 20, 2018.


Work at Home Job Hiring Now

KellyConnect is hiring Chat Reps – Paid Training is $12-14 per hour / Earning Potential is $15-17 per hour – Eligible for $750 in Bonuses after 90 days. High school diploma required.


Noteworthy Posts, Videos, & Podcasts

HUGE List of Free Homeschool Resources – Everything from early learning to science to character building is covered in this gigantic list on Money Saving Mom

How to Save Money on School Lunches – Things you can think about to plan for and prepare so school lunches to take such a big hit on your wallet on Confessions of Parenting

5 Goals You Definitely Can Achieve, Even While Drowning In Student Loan Debt – Stop saying “I can’t” and #LiveYourBestLife on Financial Best Life

How I Made $100,324 in June 2018 Blogging – A detailed income report by Michelle who shows a killer answer to the question “how do you make money with a blog?” by Making Sense of Cents

How to Invest $500 – You can start taking advantage of compound interest even if you only have a few hundred dollars with these apps and tips by Good Financial Cents

75 (Mostly) FREE Things to Do With Kids This Weekend – Geocaching, camping in the backyard, science experiences and lots more ideas for summer fun by Debt Free Forties

How Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Could Affect Your Wallet – From college admissions to how we as consumers are treated by banks could be affected on Student Loan Hero

How a Family of 4 Can See Italy for $1,000 or Less – As someone with a family of 4 and a bucket list goal to see Italy, this one caught my attention on Wise Bread

Why Everyone Should Start an Online Business – The debut podcast episode of Laptop Empires with Bobby Hoyt & Mike Yanda

How to Love Budgeting This Summer – At ~17:30 she shows how to make a budget with a newly married couple right out of college. I love this step-by-step video on the Rachel Cruze Show.


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Brandless Review – Where to Find the Healthiest Foods for the Best Price


Let your light shine this week,

Val Breit

Val Breit empowers women to create a life they love with simple money hacks and productivity tips. Once buried in debt, stuck in a stressful 9-to-5 job, she hated that money stood in the way of her dream to be a stay-at-home mom. After getting intentional with how she spent her money and time, Val and her husband paid off $60,000 in debt. Now she is blessed to be a work-from-home mom, earning a full-time income online, doing work she loves.

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