Why We Love Marriott Hotels!

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Why We Love Marriott Hotels and Resorts

One of our go to hotels when we travel is the Marriott family of hotels. Of course, we always like a good deal and there are cheaper options out there. But, to us it worth the little bit extra to get a good nights sleep. Especially when on a road trip. Really, with the deals like the 20% off Courtyards or other promo codes the prices aren’t much different anyway….but the experience sure is!

Here are some of our experiences….would love to hear some of yours as well?

I became familiar with the Marriott family of hotels when I worked in corporate America. I traveled quite a bit and the Marriott was the place my company had me stay.  I loved that no matter where I was that particular week, I knew I was always going to get a friendly face at check in, a clean room, and a nice bed! Love those Marriott mattresses….always knock me right out LOL.

My wife became a fan of Marriott in the summer of 2008. You see she always had to stay home with the kids when I was away on my business trips so she never got the 5 star treatment! When we moved from Minnesota to Texas there was about a 10 day gap from the time we got to Texas and when the truck carrying all of our stuff got there. Fortunately, grandma had our four kids but we had our two dogs. Where were we gonna stay with two dogs…yikes??? Marriott to the rescue…

We checked into the Marriott Residence Inn here in San Antonio. They welcomed our fur babies with no problem! The room was spacious and had a full kitchen with  separate areas for sleeping, working, and relaxing.  The kitchen was especially nice to have and really helped the budget. We didn’t have to eat out all the time!

So next time you are planning a vacation, going on a road trip or need a hotel for any reason…..check out the Marriott family of hotels. I’m guessing you won’t be disappointed!

Marriott Rewards

Another reason we love Marriott is their rewards program! Definitely worth joining so you can start earning points you can redeem for free or discounted stays, to shop or many things like golf, spas etc.. Very cool! The points rack up pretty quick, especially if you have the Marriott Visa.

We get a few free hotels rooms a year through the program and really don’t travel all too often.


Coupon Dad’s Deals of the Day for August 14, 2014

Coupon Dad's Deals of the Day for August 14, 2014

Happy Thursday. We are one day closer to the weekend. Here are Coupon Dad’s top deals of the day for August 14, 2014.

- Get 20% off a single item or BOGO 25% off at Spirit Halloween!

- 5 new coupons added fro Sweet Tomatoes restaurants!

- 20% off your purchase with this Belk promo code!

- New Auto Zone coupon for 20% off your purchase!

- Get an EXTRA 30% off at Aeropostale!

- Get 40% off full priced items at Banana Republic!

- Get 40% off jeans at Lucky Brand!

- Get 36 makeup brushes for $36 at BH Cosmetics!

- Get 20% off regular prices plus an extra 10% off clearance at Land’ End!

- Get 20% off $40 or more plus free shipping at Carter’s!

- Super sale $12 at GNC!


BH Cosmetics Coupon Codes For 2014 – Get Up to 45% Off

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Save big with these BH Cosmetic coupon codes! Not familiar with BH Cosmetics?? Well let me introduce you. BH Cosmetics offers beautiful eye, lip, and face cosmetics. They are known for their makeup palettes, which offer the most brilliantly pigmented colors available on the market. They use only the highest quality ingredients and they guarantee you will enjoy using their full line of beauty products for looks that last all day!

BH Cosmetics Coupon Codes and Deals

1) Get BOHO brush set for 41% off good now through August 31, 2014.

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Get the chic dual BOHO brush set for 41% off when you shop through the link above. This set is normally $16.95 and is now only $9.95. Simply shop through the link above and your discount will automatically be applied to your order.

2) Get a 36 piece brush set for $36 is good now through August 31, 2014.

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Get a 36 piece brush set for $36. That’s only $1 per brush!! These brushes are normally $59.95. You are getting it 45% off. Mrs. Coupon Dad has these brushes and she loves them. Who knew there were so many brushes for eye makeup. Simply shop through the link above and your discount will automatically be applied to your order.

3) Get 20% off The Forever Glam palette is good through September 1, 2014.

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Get 20% off The Forever Glam palette! The Forever Glam Eyeshadow, Blush and Lip Color Palette features 6 deluxe size eyeshadows in shimmer, satin and iridescent finishes along with 2 silky blushes and 2 creamy shades of lip color. Create endless looks that are ravishingly sexy and fun by mixing and matching these pumped up shades of GLAM! To get this palette for only $9.95, simply shop through the link above and enter the promo code at checkout to lock in your savings. Some exclusions may apply to BH Cosmetics coupon codes and deals.

4) Get 50% off  nail polish set- Good for a limited time

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Get 50% off 15 color mini nail polish set.  Your choice of Flirty or Trendy for only $8.95, normally $17.95. To get this deal just click the link above to active discount. Your savings will automatically be applied to your order.

5) Get 10% off is good for a limited time.

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Buy any 2 products, get 10% off your order. To get this deal, just shop through the link above and your discount will automatically be applied to your savings.  With this deal you can buy something for your lips and something for your eyes and save 10% off already low prices. This is a BH Cosmetic deal to get excited about.

6) Get 10% off primer is good for a limited time.

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Buy 2 primers and get 10% off your order. It is the prime time to save. Just shop through the link above and your discount will automatically be applied to your order. Some exclusions may apply to BH Cosmetics coupon codes and deals.

Free Shipping

Of course, BH Cosmetics offers awesome cosmetics at stellar prices but does that mean you are going to pay a lot in shipping?? Heck no. First, you get free shipping on all orders of $50 or more.

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To get your free shipping on $50, just shop through the link above and your shipping will automatically be applied to your order. Second, BH Cosmetics offers several shipping options so you can save. Shipping on orders less than $50 starts at only $3.95.

How To Save

So if you are like Mrs. Coupon Dad, there is no such thing as a makeup collection that is too big. Apparently, one needs “different looks” depending on the outfit or occasion. Who knew? Anyway, with the prices that BH Cosmetic offer, it is affordable to have as many as you want without breaking the bank. Even at full price, which never happens because they are always offering deals, the prices are still affordable.  So check here often for all the latest BH Cosmetics coupon codes and deals.

Military Discount

BH Cosmetics at this time does not offer a military discount. But no need to worry, the prices are still affordable. If this policy should ever change, I will let you know.

What We Love About BH Cosmetics

Mrs. Coupon Dad take it away….

I have several of the eye shadow palettes and love them. There are so many look options without spending a ton to get them. You can get a 120 palette and spend less than $20.  I also have the 24 piece brush set and I LOVE it. It is so nice to apply your makeup without having to stop in the middle and clean your brushes.

I will tell you though, using a primer is important to get the pigment to really pop. I use the NYX Jumbo Stick in milk. I already had this one and it works really well so I never bought the BH primer. It kinda makes your eye lid tacky and the eyeshadow adheres to it really well. Plus, that particular primer is inexpensive so I use it. I like the NYX and my philosophy is if it’s not broke don’t fix it. Have you tried the BH Cosmetics primer?

The eyeshadows and brushes are the only products I have ever purchased but I love them. You can do just about any look you can find, especially with the 120 color palette, because every color on the rainbow is right at your fingertips. It is fun playing with different color combos.

5 Ways To Save Money On Groceries Without Coupons

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First, don’t get me wrong, I am all about using coupons to save money. But, let’s face it. We are all busy. When you add children to the mix, life is even more crazy. Yes, couponing takes time. There are occasions when spending the time to coupon is just not an option. I get that. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a savvy, money saving shopper.  I present to you my 5 Ways To Save Money On Groceries Without  Coupons.

1).  Choose the right time to shop!

Choosing the right time of day and day of the week can save you money. How so, you ask? Well, think about it. You head to the grocery store on a Saturday afternoon or at 5:00 after work and it is packed. Your first objection is to get in and out as quickly as possible. This can lead to overspending. You don’t take the time to compare prices and you are more likely to just throw things in the cart. So choose a time when the grocery store is less busy.  Typically, Wednesdays and Thursdays are best.  Also, going after 8 pm is always a slow time…. 8 pm on a Saturday night is golden!! Besides, it’s just nice to shop without dealing with crowded parking lots and aisles.

2). Buy things in season!

I recently went to the grocery store with Mrs. Coupon Dad. I noticed that she was buying 50 red bell peppers. I thought I was about to be on some kind of red pepper diet for the week. Fortunately, that was not the case. She said, “I buy a lot of them when they are $.79 each so I don’t have to pay $2.99 for them”. Makes perfect sense to me. I never really paid attention that she comes home, chops them in strips, dices, and chunks then puts each “style” in a gallon freezer bag. When she needs them she just takes a handful out and reseals the bag. The same goes for seasonal fruit such as strawberries and blueberries.

3).  Check the circular!

This is a no brainer. If ground beef is on sale this week for $2.99 per lb., stock up. Take it a step further and plan your menu around what’s on sale. So if pork chops are on sale and beef is not, plan a couple of pork meals to avoid paying the higher prices.

4). Make a menu!

Making a menu will eliminate being asked, “what’s for dinner” 20 times a day, that’s a plus!! Also, making a menu and buying only the ingredients that it takes to make those meals will save you money. First, if you make a list of only the ingredients you need, it will keep you from making multiple trips to the grocery store when you forget something. How many times have you gone into the store to by 1 thing and come out with a cart full???   Second, when you take inventory while making your list, it prevents you from buying an ingredient you don’t need. This prevents waste, in turn saving you money.  You want more help planning a menu and saving money??? Visit Erin at 5 Dollar Dinners and she can help you.  She even has a printable grocery list and everything. Tell her I said “hi” while you are there!

5). Check unit pricing!

This is a biggie. Check your unit pricing. This is a  especially  essential  for your paper goods. Is 16 double rolls the best price or is it 32 single rolls??? Is the 32 oz. jar of peanut butter the best deal or is it the 12 oz. jar??? The way to tell is to check your unit prices.  Divide the price of the item by the units. For example, if there are 419 ft. in your package of 12 rolls paper towels and price is $8.98 you enter in your calculator (I use my phone) 8.98 divided by 419.  That gives me a price of $.021 per unit.  Now compare that to the 5 mega rolls that are 160 ft. for $5.47. That gives me a unit price of $.034. As you can see, the 12 rolls is a better buy. You are paying $.13 less per unit for the 12 rolls compared to the 5 mega rolls.  However, manufacturers are tricky.  The bigger package is not always the best price. That’s why it is important to check your unit price.

So there you have it. My top 5 ways to save money at the grocery store without using coupons! Do you have any money saving tricks that don’t involve coupons??

Coupon Dad’s Deals of the Day for August 13, 2014

Coupon Dad's Deals of the Day for August 13, 2014

It’s HUMP DAYYYYY… Happy Wednesday and welcome to Coupon Dad’s top deals of the day. Happy shopping!

- Great deal to try WeightWatchers.com with this $25 off coupon!

- check out our HUGE list of promo codes for Papa John’s!

- new printable coupon for $10 off at Carrabba’s restaurants!

- Free gift with purchase and free shipping at Vera Bradley!

- Wanna get away?? We have a ton of Southwest Vacations deals!

- Take $25 off $75 at Neiman Macrus Last Call!

- Get up to 40% off flowers and gifts at 1800 Flowers!

- Today, ONLY! Super sale $7 at GNC!

- Get 30% off denim at Levi’s!

- Get 20% off sitewide at Hot Topic!

- Get up to 25% off dinnerware at Pier One!