American Girl “Best Sale Ever” Coming Up on Today Show


Wait for it! Are you watching the Today Show this morning? According to Matt Lauer, Wednesday’s Jill’s Steals and Deals segment will feature the “best deal ever” on American Girl Doll items.  The segment is coming up around 8:30am!

I will update with all the details when it goes live!

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Mornings with Fox 43 – Tennessee Tax Free Weekend 2015

mornings with fox 43 Good morning! If you are here after seeing my segment on Mornings with Fox 43 then welcome! Don’t forget to follow RHCC on Facebook here to keep up with all my latest post.

TN Tax Holiday

Tennessee Tax Holiday starts this Friday, August 7 at 12:01 am and runs through 11:59pm on Sunday, August 9. Check out some of my tips for taking advantage of this weekend.

Which stores participate?
Merchants who sell eligible items such as clothing, school and school art supplies, and computers must participate in the sales tax holiday.

What’s included?

  • Clothing Items $100 or less (includes shoes)
  • School Supplies $100 or less – pens, pencils, paper, glue, scissors…
  • Computers $1,500 or less – Desktop, laptop, tablets

Are my qualifying online purchases tax free?
YES! Qualifying clothing, school supply and computer purchases ARE tax free in-store and online.  Make sure to you don’t lose your savings by having to pay shipping.

Online Codes:

  • – BTSKIDS10 $10 off $30 Kid’s Apparel and Shoes, exp. 8/19
  • – SELFIE10 $10 off $30 Junior’s and Young Men’s Apparel, exp. 8/19
  • The Children’s Place – FREE Shipping (no code needed) AND earn $10 in Place Cash for every $20 you spend
  • The Children’s Place – Get an extra 25% off when you sign up for emails.
  • Amazon – extra 20% off Kids’ Back-to-School Shoes from Stride Rite, Sperry, Saucony, and more whenever you spend $50 and use the promo code 20KIDSHOES (and FREE shipping)

Check out Retail Me Not for more codes to your favorite stores.



Tax Free Weekend is not just for Back to School supplies

This is a great time to buy bigger ticket items for yourself too.  Winter coats and jackets are included as well athletic shoes, dress shoes, school and work uniforms.

Other items included that you may not have thought of…

  • Diapers and baby clothes
  • Bridal Dresses and Tuxedos
  • Halloween costumes
  • Cowboy hats and boots
  • Gym clothes and shoes


Savings on electronics….

Smart phones, e-readers and printers are not included (unless part of a bundle with a computer). Tablets, laptops and desktop computers are all included.

Make a plan today for what you want to buy this weekend. Start hunting through the ads online to see who has the best deal this weekend.

Best Buy, Target and Walmart all price match their competitors price, their own online price AND prices. If you find it for less online then have them price match for extra savings.

Make sure to keep an eye on – they can’t get your business by having you walk in their door but they typically offer some great online deals during these tax free weekends.


You phone is your friend…

Most stores now have an app, if you know where you will be shopping then download the app to your smart phone before you head out so you can access the coupons.  If there is no app then visit their website before you head out and sign up for their email updates. Most of the time you will get an email with a % off coupon just a few minutes after signing up. Most stores will just scan the coupon right from your phone.

My 2 favorite apps…

Target Cartwheel – 5-50% off select merchandise with new deals being added all the time.

  • This weekend is
    • 25% off select backpacks
    • Extra 20% off select kids clothing
    • Extra 5% off Up&Up school supplies

Retail me Not App – This is a must have app. Coupons are added all the time. There are always new coupons and you can check for them just by typing in the name of the store you are standing in.  Find your coupon, show your phone to the cashier and get the savings.

Don’t forget!  Extended hours this weekend at West Town Mall, Knoxville Center Mall and Tanger Outlets.

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**HOT** B1G1 FREE HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Paint (Today only at Lowe’s)

sherwin-williams-paintToday only, Lowe’s is offering their new line of HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Ovation Interior AND Exterior Paint + Primer in One B1G1 FREE!! What?!?!?!

The deal is valid on 114 to 128 fl oz cans only. You do NOT need a coupon and prices start under $13 a gallon!  Offer is only valid today, July 31 and is good in-store AND online.

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The Cheesecake Factory: Half Price Sliced July 29 & 30!


I am fighting the urge to jump in my car and drag my non-cheesecake loving kids to The Cheesecake Factory right now.  It is National Cheesecake Day and The Cheesecake Factory is once again offering up 1/2 price slices of cheesecake!  The offer is good for 2 days – today (July 29) and tomorrow (July 30).

You do NOT need a coupon to take advantage of this but it is only valid if you are dining in and you can’t order a slice for invisible friends – dang it!

Find your closest location here. 

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Sonic Drive-In: $1 All American Hot Dogs and Chili Cheese Coneys Today!


Come on, you know you want to take the easy way out for dinner tonight 😉 .  Just a reminder that Sonic is offering up $1 All American Hot Dogs and Chili Cheese dogs ALL day today – no coupon needed!

Don’t forget that you can go between 2-4 pm for 1/2 price drinks and slushes OR go after 8pm and you can get 1/2 price shakes!

You can find your closest Sonic Drive-In here.

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Toys R Us: Lego clearance (Prices start at $1.98!)


It’s Christmas in July – at least if you have a Lego fan in your house. Head over to Toys R Us where you can snag all sorts of sets on clearance – prices start at just $1.98!!!  Some are available for FREE in-store pick up or they all ship for free with a $49 order.

This is a great way to get a jump start on some Christmas shopping!  Shop the Toys R Us Lego Clearance here.

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Mornings With Fox 43: Best Deals of the Week (Back to school deals, Sonic Hot Dog Day, B1G1 Chipotle and more..)

mornings with fox 43Good morning! If you just caught my segment on Mornings with Fox 43 then Welcome!  Just keep on scrolling down to get all the details you may have missed while we were chatting it up.

school suppply lists

Back to school deals…

  • Don’t wait until tax free weekend for some Back to School Deals.
  • Knox County Schools supplies list can be found on your school’s website OR you find them in the school supply sections at Walmart, Target and office supply stores (Check out my post here for links to school supply lists)
  • Go ahead and print the lists and start shopping the weekly sales leading up to tax free weekend.
  • Tax Free Weekend is August 7-9 but there are a TON of great deals NOW that you don’t want to miss out on.
  • Plan your big purchases for Tax Free Weekend (computers, printers, laptops, tablets, shoes and clothing) and knock out some of the little stuff now while it is cheap. (Find out more about Tax Free Weekend here)

Here are a few of my favorite deals this week…


  • Walgreens 
    • $2.99 Backpacks (great donation items if you don’t need it)
    • 100pk index cards just $0.29 each
    • Highlighters and 15pk erasers just $0.25 each
    • Pencil Boxes for $0.69 each
    • Fiskars Scissors just $0.99 each


  • Office Max/Office Depot
    • Make a $5 purchase and get…
    • 100pk of index cards for $0.01
    • 10pk of ballpoint pens for $0.01
    • School Glue for $.01
    • Limit 3 of each
  • Target


Other good deals….

 B1G1 Chipotle

  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free Chipotle Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos with mobile coupon. 
  • Head over here and take Chipotle’s Friend or Faux quiz (it just takes a minute).
  • Enter your name and mobile number.
  • Coupon will arrive immediately after you submit your info (you will have a few weeks to use it)



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HOT Chipotle Coupon: B1G1 FREE Chipotle Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos!

chipotle coupon 

Well here is a coupon we definitely don’t see very often.  Through August 31, head over here and you can play the Chipotle Friend or Faux Game.  At the end you can enter your name and mobile number to get a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Chipotle Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos (up to a $10 value).  The coupon will arrive right after you submit your information. The coupon I received doesn’t expire until August 11 so you have plenty of time to use it.

You will also be entered to win a whole bunch of FREE stuff from Chipotle like, 52 Free Chipotle Dinner for Two Cards ($1,300 value!) or a catered Chipotle party for 20 friends ($260 value!).




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Sherwin-Williams: 40% off Paint and Stain and $10 off $50 starts tomorrow!


Have you been putting off a painting project in your house? Wait no more! Sherwin Williams is kicking off a huge 4-Day Super Sale tomorrow – which means you can get 40% off all paints and stains and you can save 30% on painting supplies!  Their paint tends to run on the pricey side so this brings it down to a super reasonable price AND you can sign up for Sherwin Williams Paint Perks here and snag a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase to make the deal even better!

Offer excludes previous purchases, and purchases of gift cards, Multi-Purpose primers, HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams Ovation® Paint, Minwax® Wood Finish quarts, Sketch Pad™ Dry Erase, ladders, spray equipment and accessories.

Thanks Rebecca!

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