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Slime and Floam available at VB’s Slime and Floam Creations

Patriots Day Floam with Red, White Blue Glitter

Slime and Floam Handmade Creations from VB’s Slime and Floam

I found this wonderful and cute Slime and Floam website to purchase my slime and floam from: Slime and Floam

Slime and Floam reduces your levels of stress and anxiety and is great for ASMR and relaxation, plus it is downright fun to play with.  Both Slime and Floam are made to different consistencies, textures and styles, all adding up to a FUN time!

She makes all the slime and floam herself, without machines and she makes a Slime Smorgasbord of varieties, anything from Crunchy Slime, Crunchy Floam, Soft Floam, Soft Slime, Glossy Slime, Neon Slime, Neon Floam, Glitter Slimes, Glitter Floams, Floams with Beads, Slime with Beads, Slushie Slimes, Slushie Floams, Fishbowl Slime, Fishbowl Floam, DIY Slime, DIY Floam, and offers accessories, such as Kawaii Squishy Toys, Scented Erasers, Glitter for Slimes, Glitter for Floams, Beads for Slime, Beads for Floam, Mini Beads, Micro Beads, Glass Beads and everything you need to make your own Slime or make your own Floam.

 

Floam:  Floam is slime made with micro beads, which gives it a unique texture. The texture depends on how many beads are used and size dependent to provide a variety of fun textures.

Strawberry Shortcake Floam
Slime: Slime is made with or without beads, glitter, and has a smoother feel than Floam.

Grape Ape Neon Purple Slime

Characteristics: Both Slime and Floam have unique characteristics, some are fluffy, some are jiggly and anything in between.

White Fluffy Clouds Slime

Slime & Floam Questions ?

Cake Batter Slime Soft Serve

 

Why did the beads separate from the Slime/Floam after shipping?

The foam beads are lighter than the slime and will “float” to the top of the container, when you store it or ship it. when you open your slime, simply knead it back together with your hands.

Why is my Slime/Floam Sticky?

Slime and Floam will have varying consistencies, depending on storage and especially shipping. We have included Borax activator with instructions to reduce the stickiness upon arrival of your purchase. Before you open your slime container, be sure to read the enclosed instructions.

Can you eat this Slime/Floam?

Definitely Not! Slime/Floam is made with Elmer’s Glue, Borax and other lotions. Would you really eat glue?

 

Purchase Slime or Floam: Buy Slime and Floam

 

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Lego Toys – Kids and All Ages

Lego Toys – Imagination for all Ages

Incredible Lego sets starting with just ONE small block to build masterpieces, legends, heroes and anything your mind can imagine.  Mind-Blowing fantasy and imagination right out of the box, right from the very start. When it comes to my 11 year old son and his friends, it is hours upon hours of enjoyment. Of course, there are some more difficult legos, which almost makes you want to permanently display them in your home, kid’s room or office. Nevertheless a Lego is a Lego!

– Smart Shopper Staff
LEGO Lord of the Rings Collection

Coupon Clipping Tips

Clipping Coupons

Clipping Coupons to make you a Smart Shopper

 

Coupon Clipping  to make you a Smart Shopper

Clipping Coupons can reduce the price you pay at the cash register, but do they result in real savings? Are they worth the time and hassle? Here are 10 things to keep in mind when considering whether or not to clip:

Is it something you’d buy, even without a coupon?     

If you’re tempted to buy something simply because you “have the coupon” and it’s not something you’d buy otherwise, you’re not really saving money, no matter how much the coupon is worth.

Are you paying extra for a brand name?

Most coupons are for brand-name products, which are sometimes still more expensive than comparable house brands or generic products even after a coupon discount.

Time is money.

Before going coupon-crazy and coupon clipping, remember thattime is money. It’s a waste of time to clip and organize coupons you don’t use. You can waste even more time, and gas, if you have to visit multiple stores in order to redeem them. Save only those coupons for things you know you’ll actually buy, and at the stores where you normally shop.

Watch your intake of processed foods versus those cooked from scratch.

Grocery coupons tend to be more common for processed and prepared foods (including snack foods) as opposed to cooking staples, such as meat and dairy products, or fresh fruits and vegetables. Make sure your diet doesn’t suffer as a result of relying too heavily on coupon products.

The devil is in the details.      

Read the fine print on the coupon before you put an item in your shopping cart. Otherwise, when you get to the checkout line, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. Check coupon expiration dates, product-packing info, and other details carefully. The pretty picture on the front of the coupon may be misleading in terms of the actual offer and what’s required for redemption.

Always compare the per-unit pricing. 

“Per-unit pricing” (which can also be called “cost per ounce,” “cost per count,” or “cost per serving”) is usually found on the shelf label, for most products sold in grocery stores. This simple price breakdown allows you to do the math and figure out whether a product is truly less expensive than a comparable product with a coupon.

Beware of “BOGO.”

“Buy-one-get-one-free” deals can often be a good value, provided that you can actually use two of the same item. Remember, it’s sometimes possible to save even more and use two coupons when taking advantage of a store-sponsored BOGO offer, since technically you’re buying two of the items, even if one is “free.”

Downsizing can pay off with coupons.

If a coupon is for a fixed value (that is, not a percentage off) and doesn’t specify the size of the product package, the best value oftentimes is buying the smallest, least expensive size. That’s when you can sometimes pay only pennies, or nothing at all, for an item when using coupons.

Print coupons online.

A growing number of Web sites have sprouted up allowing you to print out manufacturer coupons online. Online coupons frequently have higher value than the ones you find in the newspaper.

Earn the grocery-shopping trifecta.

It’s hard not to get excited when you can use a coupon for an item that is already on sale, and you top it off by using your supermarket loyalty card for additional frequent-shopping perks. That’s once, twice, three times the savings!

 

Source:  AARP

Claire’s Boutique – Smart Shopping for Little Girls

Claire’s Boutique = Smart Shopping!

Especially for little girls like our 9 year old daughter.  It is a special treat to go to Claire’s boutique with her, just to watch the excitement on her face is well worth the trip.  Claire’s specializes in anything from earrings in a million girly styles to accessories to adorn that same 9 year old’s hair.  Truly a gift when you can please a little girl like that, even some big girls.

Highly worth checking out!

 – Smart Shopper Staff

 

Check Out The New Styles at Claire.com

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Smart Shopping Tips

Follow these smart shopping tips to enhance your shopping experience:

Tips for smart shopping by phone or mail

Shopping by phone or mail can be a convenient and satisfactory way to shop for goods. Many marketers provide toll-free ordering and quick delivery. However, as with any type of transaction, there are still things you should keep in mind.

When ordering:

  • Shop around and compare costs and services.
  • Deal only with companies or charities whose reputation and integrity are known.
  • Don’t be pressured into acting immediately or without the full information you need.
  • Before ordering, check the company’s return policy.
  • Always keep a record of the name, address and phone number of the company, goods you ordered, date of your purchase, amount you paid (including shipping and handling), and method of payment.
  • Never give out your credit card number or personal, financial or employment information unless you know with whom you are dealing.
  • Keep a record of any delivery that was promised.
  • If you are told that the shipment will be delayed, write the date of that notice in your records and the new shipping date, if you’ve agreed to wait longer.
  • If merchandise is damaged, contact the company immediately. If you’re asked to return it, get a receipt from the shipper.
  • Report all fraudulent activity to your local authorities.

Unsolicited goods:

  • You are under no obligation to accept or pay for any merchandise you receive in the mail that you did not order. In most states, when the sender asks for the merchandise back you must return it at the sender’s expense; however, in some states you cannot be required to pay for the goods or services unless you agreed to do so in writing. To complain about unsolicited goods, contact your local consumer protection agency.