Secret Savings on Spring Cleaning: 4 Ways to Save

four ways to save on spring cleaning

Alas, this past weekend we have SPRUNG ahead. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get start opening windows and doors and letting the NICE spring air in. Wait a minute!!!!  Don’t you live in New York?? …..Well, yes I do!….. It is true.

Even though I can’t open up my windows or doors yet (unless I want 30 degree winds in my house) I am already itching to Spring Clean. I am hoping that I am not the only one.

If you have been worried about the cost of new cleaning supplies and organizers, never fear! This is Inspiring Savings™ after all, and we are here to find the best ways to save some cash while sprucing up your house.

Here are some tips & tricks to helping you SAVE big on organizing & cleaning your home:

  1. Clean with baking soda and vinegar! These two products work wonders. They are inexpensive to use. Here is how: mix 1 part white vinegar with 3 parts water in a spray bottle, and you’ve got yourself a nice cleaner. Use baking soda to scrub the dirt and grime off. Just don’t mind the smell of the vinegar. I love to vinegar to clean numerous things around my house. Including my hard wood floors, coffee pot and counter tops. (OH, one other cleaner I use a lot is BORAX)
  2. USE Coupons and visit your local Drug Store! I absolutely adore shopping at CVS. I wish I had more time to visit more drug stores in my area. The following drug stores: Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS all have great programs that allow you to get stuff for free every week just by using their loyalty programs and with the use of coupons! This is a great way to get your cleaning and/or organizing supplies free or close to it!
  3. Visit your Local Thrift Store! Re-purpose & Reuse items that people donate to their local thrift store. A little bit of paint on a used book shelf can help organize your family books. Shelving is another big one. There are so many great piece that are donated and waiting for a new home. Some of these items can look brand new with a little TLC.
  4. Visit your Local Dollar Store! Everything is JUST $1.  Need I say more. You can find everything from containers to cleaning products that will help you on your way to make your home feel fresh.

Do you have any Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks? I would love to hear what you have done or are planning on doing?

PathMark Deals & Coupon Match Ups Week of 3/27! – Save on Sorrento Cheese, 7Up & More!

pathmarkThe items marked with the starare the best Pathmark deals in my opinion.  Make sure you check off the items that you want on this list, then add your own custom items to make a customized shopping list. Please keep in mind that sale prices and even items can vary depending on your location.All Deals & Match-Ups are for the North East Area. Make sure that you have your Pathmark PERKS Club Card coupons loaded. It is also important to make sure that you print out the Pathmark Coupon Policy and put it in your coupon binder for reference. I also like to have it on hand when shopping.

Double Manufacturers’ Coupons Up To $0.99
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New High Value Coupon: Get $0.75/1 Happy Family Snack

Happy Family

There is a new coupon for $0.75 Off Any One Happy Family Snack. This is a great coupon with all the triple promotions going on next week.  See this week’s current store deals below.

ShopRite

Happy Baby Organic Puffs – Sweet Potato – $2.99
Use 
$0.75 Off Any One Happy Family Snack
Pay=$1.49

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Big Kmart Deals & Coupon Match Ups Week of 3/29! – DOLLAR DOUBLER WEEK – Save on Special K Cereal, Free Easter Candy & More!

kmart Here are this week’s best Kmart deals. The items marked with the starare the best deals in my opinion.  Make sure you check off the items that you want on this list, then add your own custom items to make a customized shopping list.
March 29 – April 4 ONLY – At participating stores, Members get Double Manufacturer Coupons up to $2 WYB $25 or more. Limit (5) Coupons per customer per day. Limit (4) like coupons will be doubled. See Store for details.March 29 – April 4 ONLY – At participating stores, Members Buy $50 or more storewide get $5.00 back in points.

Breakfast & Cereal

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General Mills Cheerios Cereal, 12 oz – $2.50
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Use $0.75/1 coupon (doubled)

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Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, 11.2 – 13.1 oz – $2.50

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $0.50
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon, if included (doubled)
Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Easter Jelly Beans, 14 – 16 oz – $2.00

Includes: Select varieties; Jolly Rancher & Starburst pictured

  • $1.00/2 Starburst or Life Savers Jelly Bean Bags – 3-15-15 RP; Includes 13 – 14 oz, and Starburst, Original, Jellybeans Originals, Jellybeans FaveREDS, Jellybeans Crazy Beans, Jellybeans Sour or Jellybeans Tropical; DND (exp. 04/05/15)
  • $0.75/1 Jolly Ranchers/Twizzlers Easter Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans, Lollipops, Gummies, Sour Bunnies, or Twizzlers Snack Size – 3-22-15 SS; Includes 9 oz or Larger (exp. 04/05/15)
  • $1.00/1 Jolly Ranchers/Twizzlers Easter Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans, Lollipops, Gummies, Sour Bunnies, or Twizzlers Snack Size – 3-22-15 SS; Includes 9 oz or Larger (exp. 04/05/15)
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Easter Packaged Chocolate – $2.50

Includes: Select varieties; Pictured: Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs & Bunny Mix M & M’s

  • $1.00/2 Mars Chocolate M&M’S, Dove Chocolate, Mini’s Mix, Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers Brands; Includes 4.5 oz or Larger
  • $1.00/2 Mars M&M’S, Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Dove Chocolate or Unwrapped BITES Products – 3-1-15 RP; Includes 6 oz or Larger; DND (exp. 04/12/15)
  • $1.00/1 Mars M&M’S brand Chocolate Candies – 3-22-15 RP; Includes 9 oz or Larger; DND (exp. 05/03/15)
  • $1.00/2 Mars Easter Products – 3-22-15 RP; DND (exp. 04/05/15)
  • $1.00/2 Mars Easter Products – 3-22-15 RP; Includes M&M’S, 2 oz or Larger, Minis Mix, 10.5 oz or Larger, Snickers, Twix or Milky Way Bunnies or Eggs, 6 ct, or 3 Musketeers, Twix or Milky Way Minis, Snickers Bunny, or Dove Eggs or Bunnies, 4.5 oz or Larger
  • $2.00/3 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Eggs, Cadbury or Whoppers Bags – 3-22-15 SS; Includes 8 oz or Larger (exp. 04/15/15)
  • $1.00/2 Mars Easter Candy Products – 3 -8-15 RP; Includes M&M’s 2 oz or Larger, M&M’s Minis, 2 oz or Larger, Minis Mix, 10.5 oz or Larger, 3 Musketeer Minis, Twix Minis, Snickers Minis, Milky Way Minis, Snickers Bunny, Dove Chocolate Silky Smooth Eggs & Bunnies, 4.5 oz or Larger, Twix Eggs or Milky Way Simply Caramel Bunnies, 6 pk; DND (exp. 04/05/15)
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Hershey’s Easter Candy, 6 pk – $3.00
  • $2.00/3 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Eggs, Cadbury or Whoppers Bags – 3-22-15 SS; Includes 8 oz or Larger (exp. 04/15/15)
Final Price: $1.67
Buy 3; Use $2.00/3 coupon (doubled)

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Hershey’s Whoppers Robin Eggs, 10 oz – $1.67
  • $2.00/3 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Eggs, Cadbury or Whoppers Bags – 3-22-15 SS; Includes 8 oz or Larger (exp. 04/15/15)
Final Price: $0.33
Buy 3; Use $2.00/3 coupon (doubled)
Home Supplies

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Febreze Air Effects, 9.7 oz – $3.00
  • $0.75/1 Febreze Air Effects; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day
  • $1.00/1 Febreze Fabric Refresher – 3-1-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 03/31/15)
  • $0.50/1 Febreze Product – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $1.50/2 Febreze Products – 3-29-15 PG; Exclues Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $3.00/3 Febreze Products – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, 2 ct – $3.39

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.39
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Swiffer 360 Duster Starter Kit – $4.99
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)
Personal Care
Buy (2) of Clear Haircare get $3.00 back in points; Sale ends 3/31

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Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.7 – 12.9 oz – $5.49

Includes: Select varieties

  • $2.00/1 Clear Scalp & Hair Product – 3-22-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip (exp. 04/19/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.49
Final Price: Free
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 coupons (doubled); Includes $3.00 in points

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BiC Comfort3 Disposable Razors, 4 pk – $4.79
  • $2.00/1 BIC Disposable Razor – 3-29-15 SS; Excludes Trial or Travel Size (exp. 04/26/15)
Final Price: $0.79
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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BiC Twin Select Disposable Razors, 10 ct – $3.79

Includes: Select varieties

  • $2.00/1 BIC Disposable Razor – 3-29-15 SS; Excludes Trial or Travel Size (exp. 04/26/15)
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color – $6.99
  • $1.50/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day
  • $1.50/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day
  • $2.00/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color- 3-1-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 03/31/15)
  • $3.00/1 Clairol Hair Color – 3-15-15 SS; Excludes Trial and Travel Size, Age Defy, Balsam, Textures & Tones; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 03/29/15)
  • $2.00/1 Clairol Hair Color Box – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Age Defy, Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $5.00/2 Clairol Hair Color Boxes – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Age Defy, Balsam and Texture & Tones, Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/12/15)
  • $2.00/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Crema Keratina Hair Color – 3-8-15 RP; Excludes Trial and Travel sizes; Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day, No Cash or Credit Back (exp. 04/05/15)
  • $3.00/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Crema Keratina Hair Color – 3-8-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/05/15)
Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Clairol Nice ‘N Easy Hair Color – $6.99

Includes: Nice ‘n Easy & Nice ‘n Easy Root Touch Up

Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 8 oz – $3.00
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Colgate Total Advanced Mouthwash, 250 ml – $3.00

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Garnier Fructis Hair Care Products, 3 – 13 oz – $3.33

Includes: Select varieties

  • $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment – 3-29-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size (exp. 04/25/15)
  • $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product – 3-29-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size (exp. 04/25/15)
Final Price: $1.33
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color – $6.99
  • $2.00/1 Garnier Nutrisse Haircolor or Color Styler – 3-29-15 RP (exp. 04/25/15)
Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Gillette Antiperspirant/Deodorant – $4.00

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 coupon (doubled)

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Old Spice 2-N-1 Shampoo, 12 oz – $4.99
  • $0.75/1 Old Spice Product – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $2.00/1 Old Spice Shampoo, 2-in-1, or Styling Product – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $2.00/2 Old Spice Products – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Old Spice Body Spray, 2.6 – 4 oz – $4.19

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $0.19
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 Coupon (doubled)

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Pantene Hair Care, 1.7 – 16.9 oz – $3.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $1.00/2 Pantene Products; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 2-22-15 SS (exp. 03/31/15)
  • $2.00/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product; Excludes Trial or Travel Size – 2-22-15 SS (exp. 03/31/15)
  • $2.00/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product – 3-1-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 03/31/15)
  • $2.00/2 Pantene Products – 3-1-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 03/31/15)
  • $5.00/3 Pantene Products – 3-1-15 PG; Excludes 6.7 oz, Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 03/31/15)
  • $2.00/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product – 3-15-15 SS; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $2.00/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $5.00/3 Pantene Products – 3-29-15 PG; Includes Must Include Shampoo and Conditioner, or Styler, Excludes 6.7 oz, Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Rimmel London Nail Polish – $1.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razors – $5.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Softlips Lip Balm Cube – $3.49

Includes: Select varieties

  • $2.00/1 Softlips Cube – 3-8-15 SS (exp. 03/29/15)
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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TRESemme Shampoo, 32 oz – $4.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $2.00/1 TRESemme Wash & Care Product – 3-22-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Maximum 2 Identical Coupons In Same Shopping Trip (exp. 04/19/15)
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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TRESemme Stylers – $4.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $2.00/1 TRESemme Styling Product – 3-22-15 RP; Excludes 4.2 oz Hairspray, Trial or Travel Size, Maximum 2 Identical Coupons In Same Shopping Trip (exp. 04/19/15)
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Tampax Pearl Tampons, 32 – 40 ct – $6.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)

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Tampax Radiant Tampons, 32 – 40 ct – $6.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (doubled)
Pet Care

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Purina Beneful Baked Delights Dog Snacks, 8.5 – 9.5 oz – $2.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $1.00/1 Purina Beneful Baked Delights Dog Snacks, 6 oz or Larger – 2-1-15 SS (exp. 05/01/15)
  • $1.50/1 Purina Beneful Baked Delights Dog Snack Pouch – 3-1-15 SS; 6 oz or Larger (exp. 06/01/15)
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 coupon (doubled)
Pharmacy

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Bayer Low Dose Chewable Aspirin, 32 – 36 ct – $2.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $0.99

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Theraflu Cold Relief, 6 ct – $5.99
Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 coupon (doubled)

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Triaminic Liquid, 4 oz – $5.99
Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 coupon (doubled)
Toys

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Hasbro Classic Children’s Game Assortment – $5.00

Includes: Go Fish, Candy Land, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Perfection & Chutes & Ladders

Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Use $4.00/1 coupon
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Kingsford Charcoal, 16.70lbs, 2-pack Just $10.08 At Walmart!!

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It’s Spring YAY! Only 59 more days until Memorial Day. Thinking ahead of warmer days and BBQ with friends and family. Here is nice deal you will enjoy.  Right now you can get Two 16.70lb bags of Kingsford Charcoal for only $10.08 at Walmart.

This item is not available for shipping, but you can order through the site and choose to pickup in store! Make sure to store in a dry place, April showers bring May flowers!

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Stop & Shop Deals & Coupon Match Ups Week of 3/29! – Save on Minute Rice, Carnations Evaporated Milk & More!

Stop & Shop Match
Here is the best of Stop & Shop highlighted deals for this week. Don’t forget to check your local flyer, as they tend to vary by region. Please familiarize yourself with the full Stop & Shop Coupon Policy before making your shopping trip.
Stop & Shop will:
  • Double ANY manufacture coupon up to $0.99, unless it states “DND”
  • Will Double 4 coupons of like items per day
  • Will accept 16 manufacturer coupons of like items per day.
  • DOES NOT accept competitor coupons.
Click here to see the complete list

The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-Ray DVD Movie Giveaway!

The Hobbit DVD

The final installment of The Hobbit is here! Warner Bros. is proud to bring you the Blu-ray DVD release of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies!

About The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Check out this really fun The Hobbit App:

Just take this quick quiz to reveal how brave you are – I am Cautious – no surprise there!  If you don’t like your answer, press the refresh button or try again! Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies home today.

Check out The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies Trailer Below. My husband and I got to see this movie in the theater. We are bug hobbit fans and enjoyed it a lot.

Buy The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies DVD

Purchase The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies on Blu-ray (Combo pack) now. Currently priced on Amazon for $27.99 (was $44.95)

Win The Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies DVD Blu-Ray Movie


Enter to win you own copy of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Blu-RayCopy. Please you the rafflecopter form below for entry.

The Details

  • The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please.
  • Just fill out the form below to enter!  Must be 18 years or older – US only please.
  • Giveaway runs from 4/18
  • Winner will only have 48 hours to reply and claim the prize -make sure to check your Spam mail or come back Inspiring Savings™ Website to check for winner!

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Blu-Ray DVD Movie for The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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