Walmart Savings Catcher comparison shopping app does the math, saves money

Raise your hand if you hate buying something and then finding it cheaper elsewhere. But who has time to run between stores or comb through ads? How about a shopping app that does the math for you by comparison shopping between stores? Check out Walmart Savings Catcher. You hear a lot of people protest that they hate Walmart, for a multitude of reasons. But those shoppers protest too much--because there's one undeniable reason to shop at Walmart and that's lower every day prices. This isn't a paid advertorial--it's just common fiscal sense. You can get the same products--not just on Great Value store brand, not equivalent products--the exact brands--much cheaper at Walmart. If you buy Great Value, you save exponentially more! And now, using Walmart Savings Catcher comparison shopping app, you can be sure to get the rock bottom lowest via Walmart's price match. Here's how it works.   Walmart Savings Catcher comparison shopping app does the math, saves money | Examiner.com

Free printable Advent calendars. Advent Bible coloring pages for Christmas countdown

Advent is the Catholic Christian season leading up to Christmas. For four weeks, prior to Christmas, Catholics practice Advent values prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Each week focuses on hope, expectation and joy. Here are free printable advent calendars for kids to make, to guide advent to Christmas devotions.   Free printable Advent calendars for Christmas countdown | Examiner.com

Free printable Christmas paper chain crafts and holiday countdown activities

Remember the fun of making Christmas countdown chains? It's an easy, cheap festive child-minder craft. You can make it from recycled paper. It keeps little ones productively busy. It's good practice for math, fine motor skills, counting, writing and reading. Here's how to make a Christmas paper chain.   Free printable Christmas paper chain crafts and holiday countdown activities | Examiner.com

Free printable Diwali rangoli patterns and Festival of Lights crafts | Examiner.com

Hindus, Sikhs and Jains began celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights. In 2014, it began with Dhanteras on October 20 and moves to the official Diwali on October 23 and 24. Diwali, also spelled Deepavali, is the Hindu calendar new year. There's lots of feasting, decorating, worship, lighting of diya (lamps) and fireworks. Rangoli are special Hindu designs used in crafts and decorating. Here are free printable rangoli patterns for Diwali.   Free printable Diwali rangoli patterns and Festival of Lights crafts | Examiner.com

Halloween pumpkin carving tips and free printable pumpkin patterns

Do you ever wonder how people carve Halloween pumpkins in such intricate designs? You can too, with a few basic tools, this tutorial and free printable pumpkin carving stencils.   Halloween pumpkin carving tips and free printable pumpkin patterns | Examiner.com

Free printable pagan and Wicca sabbat holiday crafts | Examiner.com

Much is known about religious and national holidays. But the least known holidays--and ironically some of the oldest--are pagan or Wiccan. Here are free printable Wicca crafts, coloring pages and resources for pagan holidays (sabbats).Free printable pagan and Wicca sabbat holiday crafts | Examiner.com

 

Free printable Care Bears coloring pages for Teddy Bear Day - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

September 9 celebrates Teddy Bear Day! A beloved teddy bear cartoon from the 1980s was Care Bears. Care Bears made a comeback about 10 years ago and were just as popular. These lovable little bears live in Care-a-Lot. At first, there were ten bears, each with a different tummy symbol and color. They were: Cheer Bear, Funshine Bear, Good Luck Bear, Wish Bear, Bedtime Bear, Grumpy Bear, Tenderheart Bear, Love-a-lot Bear, Birthday Bear and Friendship Bear. Original Care Bears had a heart sewn upon the right foot. Here are retro free printable Care Bears coloring pages for Teddy Bear Day!   Free printable Care Bears coloring pages for Teddy Bear Day - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

You can lose 100 pounds without exercise, drugs, surgery or giving up alcohol - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

You can lose 100 pounds without exercise, drugs, surgery or giving up alcohol. Did that headline might grab your attention. There's been a lot of debate about diet vs. exercise for weight loss. Traditional wisdom says you need both. Now research says exercise won't lose you weight, reported Scientific American August 11. But Coca-Cola funds an anti-diet weight loss program that says exercise is all you need. Well, the proof is in the pudge, or lack thereof. How does it work? Here's the secrets to losing 12 BMI points and 10 clothing sizes.    You can lose 100 pounds without exercise, drugs, surgery or giving up alcohol - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Tax-free back to school shopping holidays: No state sales tax shopping days - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

 No state sales tax on back-to-school purchases? Tax-free back to school shopping holidays? Did you read that correctly? Yes you did! NBC TODAY reported August 4 that across the United States, 18 different states will waive state sales tax on certain days. Most tax-free back-to-school shopping days are in August so rev up your shopping cart and get ready to snag tax-free back to school supplies, school clothes, electronics, computers, uniforms, textbooks and more. Here's a state-by-state guide to tax-free back-to-school shopping holidays! Homeschool families, check out savings on instructional materials, texts and teaching supplies.Tax-free back to school shopping holidays: No state sales tax shopping days - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free printable holiday crafts, coloring pages, lesson plans

This article originally was written for Canada Day. But links contain printables for 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day and other U.S. patriotic holidays. In fact you can print greeting cards, coloring pages, crafts, games, puzzles and activities for all holidaysFree printable Canada Day crafts, coloring pages, lesson plans - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

 

Free printable car games, holiday travel games printables for kids

When are we going to get there, Mommy?" "Daddy, I'm bored!" Uh-oh. When kids start that, you know it's going to be a long car ride. Well, parents, sigh no more. I've got your boredom buster first aid kit right here--free printable travel games and puzzles for children. Make road trips fun with these car game printables.Free printable car games, holiday travel games printables for kids - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

 

How to save money on prom, graduation, open house, high school senior costs

Prom, graduation, open houses, they all add up. Parents, if you have a graduating senior or a student going to prom, be prepared to pay. Or you can save money on graduation and prom. It's your choice. Here are ways to trim spending on prom dresses, tux, graduation, high school senior costs open house. I've graduated three seniors and picked up some penny pinching tips.  How to save money on prom, graduation, open house, high school senior costs - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free printable Mother's Day cards, coloring pages, crafts, printables for mom - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

 Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, on May 10 in 2015. Looking for free printable crafts to make with children for Mother's Day? Here are free printable cards that kids can color themselves and give to mom. Children free proud when they can make things for mom.Free printable Mother's Day cards, coloring pages, crafts, printables for mom - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free printable play money, consumer math printables, banking and checking games

Pi Day, March 14, celebrates math. Money math is a favorite with kids. They love play money. Kids learn math skills pretending grocery store or consumer math. Interacting with play money, children learn to count, add, subtract, multiply, divide and skip count by fives, tens and twenty-five. Making change teaches counting backwards.



Consumer math is great way to demonstrate positive and negative numbers. Positive numbers are money you have. Negative numbers can be thought of as money you owe. Money math teaches fractions, decimals and percent, using credit, interest, fees, sales an discounts as examples.



Here are links to free printable play money. Print play money and use in preschool learning centers: house, store, bank and practical life. Use free printable play money in math, marketing, life skills and economic classes. Using play money helps prepare special needs students for real-life experience and transitions.

Free printable play money, consumer math printables, banking and checking games - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

National Pancake Day, free pancakes at IHOP March 3, 2015

Happy National Pancake Day! IHOP is giving away free pancakes on Tuesday, March 3. Everyone who comes to IHOP (the International House of Pancakes) will receive one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. That's a sweet deal, right? But the sweetest part is that IHOP's free pancakes day benefits charity. Guests are asked to show their gratitude for the meal by donating to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or other sponsored charity of choice.  National Pancake Day, free IHOP pancakes March 3 to benefit CMN hospitals

Free printable 2015 calendars, online organizers, personal planners

It's a new year, 2015. How long does it take you to switch gears from the old year and remember the correct one? If it you're still writing 2014 on dates and forms, maybe you need a new calendar to help you recall? Or maybe you just need to get organized. Either way, you need a calendar. Here are free 2015 calendars to download and print online.  Free printable 2015 calendars, online organizers, personal planners

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