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Dealspotr Is A Money Saving Game Changer!

Since I was younger I have been obsessed with saving money. I remember when I was 18 and moved out on my own. One of the first things I did was get myself a rewards card for one of my favorite grocery stores. This was way before shopping online was popular. These days I do a majority of my shopping online. I love the convenience, of shopping from the comfort of my home and not have to deal with weather or traffic.

When I shop online I always do a search for coupon or promo codes because who wants to pay full price! I hate when I visit deal websites and 99% of the time the codes don’t work.  I get all excited when I see a really good deal and then the code turns out to be invalid. That is so irritating! I don’t have time to go through an entire list of coupon codes to figure out which ones work.

I was recently introduced into a new type of deal site, Dealspotr!

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This post does contain my affiliate links. I earn points if you join through my link.

Dealspotr launched one year ago and has already saved shoppers over $15 million!  They are a pretty face growing deal site. At least 1 million shoppers visit Dealspotr every month.  What really makes this site stand out from the rest is it community driven. Real people are sharing these deals and making sure the codes works. No more fake or invalid codes!

The site is easy to use. Search for a store or brand and all the current deals are listed. I searched for Quizno and found this one:

Other shoppers share tips on how to use the code and validate it to make sure it works. I have found deals from all types of stores from Best Buy to Clinique. If you are looking for free shipping, codes to get a percentage off or the best deals you will find it at Dealspotr.

Earn Gift Cards With Dealspotr!

Not only can you use Dealspotr to save money but you can earn gift cards. It is very easy to earn a $10 gift card or more in your first few days. You earn points by sharing deals and those points go towards an Amazon gift card. I have been using Dealspotr for a week and already have earned over $38,000 points! I am almost ready to cash it in for a $40 gift card.

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I signed up using someone’s referral and automatically earned 5,000 points. That is a $5 gift card right off the bat!

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If you use my Dealspotr referral link, you will earn 5,000 points to start off with too. You can also use 1STOPMOM as a promo code.

Signing up for Dealspotr a pretty easy process. You have the choice of using Facebook which will add most of your information or adding it manually. You will have to choose which stores and products you are interested in. This helps Dealspotr decide which brands and stores to show in your personal feed.

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After signing up a validated my first deal.

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To validate a deal first pick one that catches your eye. Click on the title. It will take you to the deal page. Copy the code to your clipboard. Go to the website and go through the process of choosing a product and go to check out. Add the promo code. Then take a screenshot. You want proof that the code works or not. This is how you earn points.

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I use the Snipping Tool if I am on my computer. On my phone I just push the power and home buttons to take a screenshot.

Head back over to Dealspotr and click the green arrow.

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You will then be taken to the validation screen.

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You want let other shoppers know if the deal works or not.  This is where you add a tip for shoppers. I just describe the steps I went through on the site. This also where you add the screenshot you took before. Don’t skip these steps! It helps determine how many points you earn. Do more to earn more!


In addition to validating and posting deals to earn points, be sure to check out your daily checklist.

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By completing these tasks you earn at least 200 points. You will also earn points from each individual tasks. It doesn’t take long at all to complete. I love it when I see this each day!



How To Find Deals To Share On Dealspotr

Don’t think you have to be a deal or coupon blogger in order to earn points for gift cards on Dealspotr. Everyone can find and share deals, you just need to know where to look to find them.

Pay attention to emails that stores send you. Use that information to share a deal on the site. If someone has already shared that deal you can still earn points by validating it.

Check out  the newspapers. Put those flyers to good use.  See a product that is on sale? Check their online site to make sure the price is the same and share that deal!

Use social media.  A lot of us are on social media a lot more than we care to admit. If you are like me I follow a lot of brands on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This is a great way to find out about current or upcoming sales. I know in my Facebook sidebar I am always seeing ads about different sales and promotions.

Visit Store Websites. I like to go to the websites of my favorite stores and check out their deals section. You can find a lot of great sales to share that way.

So far I am loving Dealspotr. It is great how they reward you for contributing to the community. I don’t feel like I am wasting my time when I visit their site. A few minutes out of each day and I am able to stay in the loop when it comes to great deals. Earning gift cards are an added bonus!

Remember To Refer Friends To Earn More

The more people that join the Dealspotr community, the better the site is! All the deals and validations come from members so lets keep it growing. You also earn a nice commission when they first join, plus a percentage of the points they earn over the lifetime of their accounts. If you are interested please use my referral link. You will earn 5,000 points right away! It is a win for both of us!

There are 3 different status levels within Dealspotr.




You want to get to Gold Status because you can cash in your points for cash via Paypal instead of a Amazon gift card. Plus there is a 75,000 bonus. That is $75!

Bloggers and influencers earn more with Dealspotr.  Use my influencer code, xcNCXeDf  when you sign up at Dealspotr to get an automatic upgrade to Verified Influencer status. If you use this code when you reach Silver Status you will earn 15,000 points  ($15) and I will earn 5,000 points ($5).

I am @1stopmom on Dealspotr. I hope to see you there, let’s share and earn together!

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Ibotta Rebate Alert: Earn $3 With MorningStar Farms® Purchase

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With MorningStar Farms® products, it is easy to substitute meat for veggies and use them for breakfast, lunch & dinner!


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Save Money and Shop Your Favorite Stores With Groupon Coupons!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

When it comes to shopping I hate to pay full price.  I search high and low for discounts and codes to use before every purchase. I mean who doesn’t like to save money? I know I like to make my dollar stretch as far as possible. Plus it will really irritate me if I find out later that I could have saved a few dollars.

Well a lot of people don’t know that you can save money shopping at your favorite stores by checking out Groupon Coupons first. My daughter Jazz was totally caught off guard when I told her that Groupon has coupon codes.

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Of course I had to show my daughter how easy it is to use Groupon Coupons. Her favorite stores are Charlotte Russe and Rue 21. We did a search of the store name and the coupon codes popped right up.

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There are 61 coupons available for Charlotte Russe! You just have to pick the best code for your purchase. All you need to do is click the get coupon code to get started. There is no need to sign up for anything. One click later and the coupon is saved to your clipboard to add when you check out.

We also did a quick search for Rue 21. My daughters are obsessed with that store I need to save as much as I can!

groupon coupon rue 21

We found 58 coupons on Groupon Coupon. You could use a few of them online or in the store. Jazz ending up on the Groupon website for a while. Over and over again she was able to find coupon codes to use at the different stores she shops at.

It is a good idea to check out Groupon Coupons before your next purchase. Online or in the store. You don’t want to miss out on saving any money!

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Grab A Sam’s Club Membership For Only $25

While going through my email earlier today, I came across a Sam’s Club membership for $25 through Groupon. That is a great deal! A month or so ago I was able to get a membership for only $22 because they had a promotion going on. A new one opened in Milwaukee and I knew I wanted a membership so I just waited until the right deal came alone. If you are patient there is no reason to pay full price for a membership. There always seems to be some type of sale going on, just decide which one is right for you. wordmark_one_rgb

Groupon has a sale for the Savings Membership for $25 with a few freebies, it includes:

  • A one year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value)
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $5 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card.
  • Free rotisserie chicken (2.75lb. – a $4.98 value), an Instant Savings offer loaded directly to the membership card within 24 hours of activating membership

Keep in mind this offer is only good for new Sam’s Club memberships only. You will get a voucher from Groupon to use online. I have used Groupon before with no problems. If you are new to Groupon they have a 25% off your first order code. That will bring the cost of your membership even lower!


Rosewill’s 5 Pre-Programmed Settings Induction Cooker On Sale Now!

Christmas is 96 days away. Yep I am saying it. I have already started shopping. There are some deals that are just too good to pass up and I am all about saving money. Starting today at Rakuten, Rosewill’s 5 Pre-Programmed Settings Induction Cooker is on sale for $51.99. The MSRP is $199.99 so this is a great deal!

rosewill induction cooker sale rosewill-induction-cookerRosewill’s 5 Pre-Programmed Settings Induction Cooker comes with a stainless steel pot. This is a nice bonus because you can’t just use any type of pot or pan with an induction cooker.

In addition to be a space saver, this induction cooker is energy-efficient. Because the temperature of the cooking surface matches that of the pot, this more allows more accurate control of the cooking temperature.

Don’t forget the sale starts today at Rakuten and ends on 9/25. This would make a wonderful gift for yourself, a wedding or someone moving into their first apartment.

I was provided with an induction cooker for sharing information about this sale.



I Found Some Great Deals At Just Between Friends Milwaukee!

Yesterday was the first day of the Just Between Friends consignment sale in Milwaukee. This was my second time going and I took my daughter with me. I went two years ago and was able to get my Godson a playhouse for only $25!

In a nutshell, Just Between Friends is a huge sale of gently used items. Everything is organized into sections just like a real store. You will find everything from:

  • books
  • car seats
  • dvds
  • puzzles
  • shoes
  • high chairs
  • toys
  • costumes
  • games (board and video)
  • clothes
  • bikes and more!

My daughter and I got there before it opened at 8 a.m. and their was a pretty long line. It moved fairly quickly once the doors opened. I headed straight to the back because I know that is where the big toys are kept. I was hoping to grab my Granddaughter Leilani a wagon but there were only two and someone else grabbed both.

I did find some great deals though. I bought a slide, a table and chair set, tons a books and a bunch of toys.

minnie mouse ride on toy

This Minnie Mouse ride on toy was only $15!

pink radio flyer first bike

I just had to grab this tiny little Radio Flyer bike. It will be her first bike. And how cute is the little compartment in back?

pink radio flyer bike

I found Leilani quite a few toys and her Mom bought her shoes and clothes. She found some UGG boots for $22!

my first music playerThis was only $2. Leilani loves listening and dancing to music so I know she will love this!


A deal at only $5 bucks and it is in great condition! Leilani already knows where her ears and nose are so we will have fun learning the other body parts.

 Disney Minnie Mouse Books

Set of 12 Minnie Mouse board books brand new for $5.

fisher price camera

This camera is so cute and was $2.

toy caterpillar

This pull along caterpillar teaches numbers and colors and was also only $2. 

My favorite purchase has to be this Pottery Barn chair that I got for $35.



As you can Leilani is already using it. I want her to have it for a while and hopefully she will be able to continue using it as she grows.

My plan for shopping this sale was to find some Christmas gifts for my granddaughter and I did a really good job while saving money.  I only gave her the table set and Pottery Barn chair to use now.

The Just Between Friends sale lasts until September 25, 2016.  Tuesday 9/20 and Wednesday 9/21 admission is free 10 am-7 pm. Thursday 9/22 admission is free 10 am – 5 pm and everything is 25% off for items without a star. Visit their website for more information.



Rosewill’s Infrared Halogen Convection Oven On Sale At Sears!

I used to have a convection oven but I think it moved out with Jazz because I have not seen it anywhere. I was planning on getting a replacement so I have been watching prices. I only like to buy on sale. Rosewill is one of the leading manufacturers of home appliances and asked me to share their upcoming sale.

From September 20-25th, Rosewill’s Infrared Halogen Convection Oven will be available on for a special price of $42.99 (original MSRP is $89.99) That is a savaings of over 50%!

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This oven can do so much in half the time:

  • Steam
  • Defrost
  • Bake
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Broil and more!

The Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven is made of glass so you can clearly see what you are cooking. I like that because my kids and I have a habit of opening doors and lifting tops to see if our food is done cooking.  It also comes with two cooking racks and a pair of tongs.

I received a Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven in exchange for sharing this sale. I can’t wait to put it to good use!

Don’t forget the Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven sale is from September 20-25th only!