Amazon Deals

I’m quite surprised at the number of people I talk to that pay an accountant to file their taxes. I’m certainly not against paying someone to take care of your taxes and for some it really is necessary, but for others it may be easier and less expensive to purchase a tax software do it for you.

My husband and I like to use the TurboTax software and have filed this way for ten years now. It is simple to use and if you have all the proper paper work in front of you can be finished in less than an hour.  Using a tax software is not for everyone, but if you have the basic deductions than you might want to consider trying out a tax software.

This year we bought the TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-file + State 2011 Download version from Amazon. By the way when we purchased it on January 18th it was only $39.79-so quick tip buy this before January 31st rather than later!

Here are two FREE Federal file online tax software offers for simple tax returns if you’d like to try it out without the cost. State filing is NOT included.

This post includes my affiliate link, all thoughts and opinions are mine.




Amazon is currently selling the Kodak HD Waterprofof Playsport Video Camera for $89(down from $149)!

I purchased this camera nearly two years ago and love it! We swim a lot so being able to take it in the water is really fun for our family. It is durable-a must with lots of rambunctious boys- and fits in your pocket.

The quality of outdoor shots are great, indoors when it’s dark is not as good. I would recommend this camera especially because of the durability, waterproof, pocket-size, and price factors.


FREE Ave Maria MP3 Download

by Natasha on December 1, 2011

Amazon is offering 25 days of FREE MP3 downloads again this year! Today you can score a FREE MP3 “Ave Maria” by Celtic Woman Download!

If your shopping Amazon today use the coupon code ZKGYLEBT to get $10 off your order of $100 or more.




Right now on you can get Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 for $4.99, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for $3.99!

There have been some awesome movie deals on Amazon today.  I am hoping that they will continue,  I would love to see Mega Mind or Up for $7 or $8!

Here are a few other DVD’s under $5 available right now on

The Blind Side $3.99
Secondhand Lions $4.99
Inception $4.99

Remember, deals on Amazon can change anytime.  If you see a deal you like, grab it while it is cheap!


The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

by LeaDawn on November 17, 2011

I admit it.  I am a nerd. I love to budget. Actually following the budget & sticking with my perfect little plan is the step I am working on, but I love playing with the numbers.

Money Saving Mom is releasing her new book, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget, in January, and I am so excited! I love reading about new budgeting & money saving ideas and methods.  It helps me to evaluate my spending & budgeting methods, and revamp them when necessary.

Right now you can pre-order The Money Saving Mom’s Budget on If you pre-order it today, you can get Money Saving Mom’s new Freezer Cooking eBook for free. Visit Money Saving Mom for the details.

I am saving up my Amazon gift cards from searching the internet with Swagbucks to purchase my copy of the book.


Use the $0.50 off Pampers Wipes coupon along with the 30% savings from Amazon Mom subscribe & save to get 720 Pampers SoftCare Scented Wipes for $12.44 Shipped!.




Are Warranties Worth The Price?

by LeaDawn on September 19, 2011

Do I really need a warranty?  Is it worth the extra money?  This is a question I often ask when making a purchase.  Last week Daniel and I were very grateful that we had purchased a warranty.

About two years ago, Daniel and I purchased a new printer on a black Friday deal at Best Buy.  We also purchased an extended 2 year warranty.

We soon realized that we should have followed Natasha’s advice and bought a laser printer instead of ink jet.  We rarely used the colored ink or scanner option on our all-in-one, and we went through black ink super fast.  In the 2 years we purchased 6 ink cartridges!

When the printer was about a year old, we started having issues with the print quality.  There were stripes on our prints. It was very frustrating to be paying so much for ink just to have poor quality prints.

In August we finally took the printer in to get it fixed.  When I called to get an update, I was told that our printer was too expensive to fix so they would give us a new one.

I was thrilled.  We had the option of getting a printer similar to our old one or in store credit towards a printer of our choice.  We were able to upgrade to a laser printer for $30!

We have only had it for a few days, but I am super excited about our Laser Printer.  It prints fast, high quality documents.  Instead of an ink cartridge that prints 200 pages, our new laser printer comes with toner that will print 700 pages! (That is for the included toner, a full toner cartridge will print 1,200 pages!) I am so excited to print coupons again.

(I just checked Amazon, and a Laser Printer like ours is on sale for $89.99. (40% off!!).  If you are in need of a printer, that is a great deal.)

Having a warranty on our printer proved to be very cost effective. If you are purchasing a high ticket item, I would recommend doing a little research to decide if a warranty could protect your investment.

What is your opinion on warranties?