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  • Giveaway: The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season or The Originals: The Complete Second Season

    Calling all fans of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries and/or The Originals! Check out the scoop below:

    About The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season

    The Vampire Diaries continues its sixth season with more delicious drama to sink your teeth into. In season five, after a passionate summer with Damon, Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline, not knowing Bonnie sacrificed her life for Jeremy’s. Meanwhile, Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. In the shocking season finale, Damon, fearing he would lose his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back — with catastrophic and heartbreaking results. Season six follows the characters’ journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves. Matt Davis reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman, recently returned from The Other Side. Plus, the season will make you misty-eyed as the departure of a major character will turn lives upside down and leave us asking what happened to Mystic Falls.

    Own The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD September 1, 2015. Contains all 22 Episodes from the Sixth Season plus two Featurettes, an Audio Commentary, the 2014 Comic-Con Panel, Deleted Scenes, and a Gag Reel.

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    About The Originals The Complete Second Season

    As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup. Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning.

    Own The Originals The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD September 1, 2015. Contains all 22 Episodes from the Second Season plus Never-Before-Seen Featurettes and much more!

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    5 Best Money Saving Tips for Back to School Shopping

    This post is sponsored by Chameleon John. You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    Are your kids going to school soon? Or they are already learning new things beside their friends? It’s time to shop for all essential back to school items. And you know what – there are some easy ways how to reduce spending while shopping for all of it! So shop for clothing, various school supplies and other things you want to buy, and save money with these easy tips!

    Shop during Summer-End Sales

    You can definitely save a lot of money if you shop before the fall season. You can find many polo shirts, pants and dresses that can be suitable and comfortable enough to wear during first few weeks of fall and after too. You can also find some notebooks, pencils or art supplies much cheaper at summer. So start shopping for school-related items at the end of summer and you will notice how much less expensive it is to shop in this way.

    Do an Inventory

    Actually, before you start shopping, you should do a simple and quick inventory at your house. You can discover that you don’t need to buy as much stuff as you initially thought. So count how many pencils, art supplies, and clothing your kids have, decide whether or not it will be suitable for the coming school year, and only start shopping after that. You may be very surprised and end up saving a lot of money if you simply don’t buy stuff that you already own.

    Make a List

    Well, after looking at what you already own, you should definitely make a list of items you need for school. After that, be sure to take it with you and shop only according to it. It is important to make a reasonable and correct list. Otherwise, you will have to go back to the store over and over again. Also, a list is a great way to keep you on a budget too. It will keep you away from purchasing products that are unplanned and unnecessary.

    Look For Special Deals

    Usually, before this time of the year, most stores, both online and brick-and-mortar, tend to offer many special deals. You can save a pretty good amount of money just by following the sales and get big discounts instantly. Also, there usually are thousands of online coupons too. For instance, if you are looking for some cute and stylish children’s apparel, search for Last Call coupons at You will definitely save a lot of money and dress your kids in some nice quality clothing. So take a look and don’t miss all the special deals online and off!

    Buy in Bulk

    Finally, the easiest and most common way to shop on a budget for all back to school supplies is to use bulk shopping. If you buy school items, such as pencils and notebook paper, in bulk, you can equip your kids for a year or even more. This technique actually is most effective for households with multiple students. Families with just one student in a house can consider teaming up with others for extra savings on basic supplies. So don’t be afraid to buy in bulk and you will save money not only for this year but for a couple more too!

    Morning Coffee: $100 eBay gift card for $95, New Target deals & More

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    Morning Coffee is published daily and includes the best of the latest coupons, deals, and info I think you may find interesting. Prices and deals can change at any time so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    ~ Amazon’s Deals of the Day include Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Headphones for $59.99 {$99.99 value; 4.4 stars in 216 reviews}

    ~ eBay: $100 eBay e-gift card for just $95

    ~ Amazon has some books on my wishlist down to just $1.99:

    ~ New printables:

    $2.50 off any ONE of BOOST Nutritional Drink
    $2.00 off ONE (1) Goof Off Heavy Duty Item
    $0.55 off Any Nature's Harvest Variety
    $2.00 off ONE any (1) Goof Off Professional Item
    $0.75 off any TWO (2) Duncan Hines products

    ~ Woo Jr.: No sew pencil case tutorial

    ~ Passion for Savings: Cheap Bic pencils at Target

    ~ Also at Passion for Savings: Cheap Skintimate shave gel at CVS

    ~ All Things Target: Deal on Speed Stick Gear deodorant at Target

    ~ Hip2Save: Free sample of Dove or Degree deodorant in select states

    ~ Also at Hip2Save: Free select beverage at Peet’s Coffee with coupon and purchase

    ~ Totally Target: Deals on Quaker snack bars and oats at Target

    ~ Moneywise Moms: Way Back Wednesday link up to some great older blog posts {including my idea for making homework easier with Homework Caddies}

    Best of Food 4 Less Deals and Match Ups: Aug 26 – Sept 1, 2015

    Food 4 Less coupons and deals

    Here are the best deals starting today at Food 4 Less, a Kroger/Ralphs affiliate here in Southern California. They have fewer locations than Ralphs, and tend to have lower prices. Like Ralphs, their sales run Wednesday through Tuesday.

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    Best of Stater Bros. Deals and Match Ups: Aug 26 – Sep 2, 2015

    Stater Bros deals and coupon match ups

    Here are the best deals starting today at Stater Bros., a supermarket here in Southern California.

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