Three Ways to Save Big on Halloween Costumes!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015

Halloween Deals of the Week

Here are my top deals of the week as featured on Good4Utah today. Make sure to tune in next Thursday for the new deals! And check back here every day for all the other great deals you can score.

Halloween is coming up fast! With so many things to buy to make the holiday fun here are some ways to save on your Halloween costumes.

Make your own! Let me be the first to say I am not crafty. I can’t think up stuff on my own. However, Pinterest is my best friend. I found some awesome ideas on there. A LOT of them! Since my 8 year old likes to be the center of attention we went with a funny costume idea this year. We snagged a red morph suit form Amazon and transformed it into an awesome Elf on the Shelf costume without spending much at all!

Borrow from friends! My kids refuse to wear costumes more than once. And they aren’t the only ones. So hit up friends and family to borrow one of their kids past costumes. We borrowed this Grim Reaper costume from my nephew and didn’t spend a single penny!

Shop secondhand! One of my very favorite places to shop is Kid to Kid. They buy and sell secondhand children’s items. They are picky about what they buy so you know you are getting high quality items. But you are going to pay a fraction of the cost. Since my daughter is obsessed with Frozen we snagged this Anna dress for just over $5 and it looks practically brand new!

FREE Elsa Costume + 20% off Code = Two Costumes for $15.59 Shipped!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015

buycostumes coupon code

Get 20% off ANY costume at BuyCostumes right now! Just use promo code 1DAY2PLAY at checkout. Plus, through 9/30 (or while supplies last) you can snag a FREE Disney Frozen Deluxe Elsa Costume (a $14.97+ value) with any $15+ Costume purchase when you use promo code GETELSA at checkout.

The $15 costume is before your coupon code. That means you can get two costumes shipped for $15.59!

20% off Everything at BuyCostumes for Orange Tuesday!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015

orange tuesday

It’s Orange Tuesday! That means 20% off all costumes and $4.99 shipping at BuyCostumes. This is a great deal! And the perfect time to get started on your Halloween costumes for this year. Just use coupon code: orangeuglad20 at checkout.

Plus, don’t forget to enter to win $1000 in Costume Cash!

It’s Easter Clearance Time: Stock up For Next Year!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015

It’s Easter clearance time! This is the best time to stock up on decorations for next year, grab gifts for your gift closet, and snag candy to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Everything I brought on the show is under $60!



Target has Easter candy 50% off and all other Easter items marked down 70%!

Haribo Easter Gummies 50¢ (Reg. $1)
Use 30¢ Haribo printable coupon
Final Price = 20¢

M&M’s Easter Bags $1.60 (Reg. $3.19)
Use $1/2 M&M’s Candy Target printable coupon
Stack with two $1/1 M&M’s coupon from 3/22 RP
Final Price = 20¢ or just 10¢ each!

Easter Barbie $1.50 (Reg $5.00)

Plush Easter Baskets $2.50 (Reg $10.00)

Doc McStuffins Stethoscope Kit $1.49 (Reg $4.99)

Easter Dog Toys $1.49 (Reg. $4.99)

Bag of 40 Plastic Easter Eggs 50¢ (Reg. $2)

Baby Easter outfits $2.49 (Reg. $9.99)

Sun-Maid yogurt covered raisins $1.74 (Reg. $3.49)
Use $1/2 from 3/8 SS
Final Price = $1.24

Easter Tin $2 (Reg $8)

Flower Garden Kit $1.50 (Reg. $5)

Easter Tic Tacs 50¢
Use $1/2 Tic Tac printable coupon
Final Price = FREE

Chapstick 75¢ (Reg $2.99)

Nerf, Play Doh, Disney, Olaf, etc. Toys $1.50 (Reg. $5)

Wilton Cookie Sheet $3.49 (Reg. $12.99)

Girls Lip Gloss $1.49 (Reg $4.99)

Wilton Cupcake Pan $2.50 (Reg. $9.99)

Wilton Cookie Mold Pan $2 (Reg $7.99)

Big bag of Goldfish Crackers $2.49 (Reg $4.99)

Baby Book $1.49 (Reg $4.99)

Cookie Sprinkles $2.49 (Reg. $4.99)



Walmart has Easter candy as well as Easter items for 50% off!

Plush Duck chair $9.99

Snickers Candy $1.44

Butterfinger Candy $1.44

Reese’s Eggs $2.74

Chalkboard Eggs 99¢

Headbands $1.49

Create a JibJab Valentine e-Card

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015

Want to make a fun and unique Valentine card this year? Head over and make an e-Card with JibJab. They have free options or you can sign up for just $18 a year for full length videos.

They have so many fun options! They have birthday cards, music videos, holiday cards, and more.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful readers! Have a great day and enjoy this time with your families. We will be spending the next couple of days with family and hope you will do the same! Make sure to like Mamas on a Dime on Facebook as we might be posting some quick deals on there when we have a few minutes.

Make Memories With an Advent Calendar: Guest Post

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014

advent calendar

This is a guest post from Charity Martushev.

I remember as a kid being UBER excited about getting to open a tiny little box which contained a tiny little chocolate on our tiny little advent calendar…every SIX days. Yep. With my 5 other brothers, my turn only came up every six or so days. And was I still as excited?! You BET I was!

Now that I am a mom with littles of my own, I must admit I have gone down the path of just buying those same tiny little  advent calendars with the tiny little windows and even making my kids wait their turn to get that tiny little piece of, let’s face it (that stuff is no DOVE), rather lame piece of chocolate. But no longer!
The reason why is simple. You don’t have to! There are SO many different ideas on how to make this month special for your family with and advent calendar. Need I even say the most popular? Ahem. Pinterest. Simply put your search “Advent Calendar ideas” and WHA-BAM! You are in the mecca of ways to make a new tradition for your family this Christmas.
I have been drooling over this one from Target for quite some time now, so when I had my pennies saved, I bought it! The great thing about it is, you can put in whatever you want!
  • Want a bit more of a religious theme? Put in your favorite scripture or spiritual thought.
  • Want service to be the focal point? Put in a service to do for someone else that day- our family’s favorite is paying for the car behind us when we are in a drive thru!
  • Money. Money is always good. We have a few days where our kids each get a dollar.
  • Family of Foodies? Center around the kids picking the meal for the night, making a new dessert every week, etc.

I’m telling ya- the possibilities are ENDLESS!

You don’t need to get your “dream calendar” either. Got paper? Here is a quick and easy idea to start the tradition that will build and help your family remember the season. Take a piece of paper and fold in half. You can even go so far as decorating the front. Then cut strips of smaller pieces of paper to write your advent calendar “gifts” on. Tape one inside your folded piece of paper each night and let your kids feel the excitement as they open it each morning and find out what there will be! DONE.
I gotta be honest. I don’t really remember what the calendar we had looked like aside from the little windows. But the feelings I remember? The laughs, the smiles, the warm hearts, my mom’s face as she watched while we sat around in anticipation. Just waiting for the sibling to see what shape the waxy figure trying to pull itself off as chocolate was? THAT. That I remember.
Make a new memory with your family this year. Make an advent calendar that represents your own family’s style and personality. And just think-if you only start it today? Bonus days so you can catch up! 

Take a Breath and Relax #SmellsClean

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014

famiily around the holidays

I know that our site posts a lot of deals. We want you to get more for your money. What we don’t want is for you to stress out. We don’t want you to worry about the holidays or to get caught up in all the craziness that shopping this time of year can bring. Instead, take a breath (preferably one that smells clean), and relax.

Instead of spending hours cleaning your house and running from store to store to get all of the right elements to make it perfect just head to your local grocery store, stop by the air care aisle and snag your favorite holiday scents. This makes it super easy for your house to smell clean with very little effort or stress involved. Because your family does not need a sparkling clean house. If you have children it won’t stay that way anyway.

Don’t forget what this season is about. It’s about love. It’s about giving. If you are religious it’s about Jesus. And most of all it’s about family. Make some memories. Those memories don’t need to involve copious amounts of money. Or toys. Because while there is a lot of focus on shopping and presents your children need YOU and your time so much more than any of that.

Think back to when you were little. Do you remember the gifts? Do you remember the amount of money your parents spent on you? Or do you remember the time spent together? I remember decorating the Christmas tree as a family.  I remember making and delivering gifts to our neighbors. I remember reserving movies for Christmas Eve and stuffing ourselves with snacks. I remember getting in a line to walk into the living room on Christmas morning; usually youngest to oldest which means I was first (woo hoo!).

So instead of letting the craziness get to you; instead of feeling the need to stand in line at the store for hours for that one perfect gift, take a breath. Instead, make some memories, share a meal together. Because family is what it’s all about. I love sitting at the table with a warm scented candle and the love of my family. It doesn’t get much better than that.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Acorn. All opinions are 100% my own. A big thanks to Colee Rylant for some inspiration for this post.

Happy Thanksgiving from Mamas on a Dime!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to the best readers in the blogosphere!! We hope you all have a wonderful day with your families!

If you need some help with your Thanksgiving fixings be sure to check out Enjoy Utah’s Help Hotline List!

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Blogiversary Giveaway Time!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

Blogiversay giveway week

It’s Blogiversary giveaway time!

It’s our 5th Blogiversary and we want to celebrate! And what better way than a Blogiversary giveaway?

Are you ready for a blogiversary giveaway? Five years ago yesterday, November 16, we posted our first ever deal (a Leapfrog Tag set for $15 at Target). Since November of 2009 we have posted thousands of deals, switched from Blogger to WordPress, and gone through a tumultuous name change (from Bargain Divas to Mamas on a Dime). Our readership has grown so much more than we would have ever predicted and we have such amazing readers! We owe it all to you!!

To celebrate we’re having a week of blogiversary giveaways! Right now you can enter to win some OYO Sports toys and a postcard from Santa. And there will be lots more giveaways coming soon! You can even win an iPad mini! A few of the blogiversary giveaways we have planned:

  • iPad mini
  • OYO Sports toys
  • Rowenta Steambrush
  • Hape Toy sets
  • Personalized kids CD’s
  • $50 Smith’s gift card
  • And more!

This is our way of saying thank you to all of you! Because without our amazing readers, this week of blogiversary giveaways wouldn’t be possible. We are excited for the posts, deals, giveaways, and years to come with our little blog and hope you will stick around to see it all!

You won’t want to miss this awesome week! Make sure to follow us so you won’t miss any of these great giveaways! And share the love! Prizes are better with friends. So let them know about Mams on a Dime also.