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How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Ties

by Advance Financial | April 14th, 2017

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Anyone who has ever dyed Easter eggs knows that it can be a messy activity, especially with young children. A new technique that has become the popular trend this year is fabric dyed eggs. This technique is not only super easy and mess free, but it also produces beautiful and unique Easter eggs. Keep scrolling and you will get our step by step guide on how to dye eggs using a men’s tie.

Supplies

Supplies needed to dye the eggs using fabric are an unboiled egg, scissors, an old white t-shirt, paper clip or string, a pot with lid to boil the eggs, a 100% silk tie, and 1/4 cup of vinegar.

Supplies

 

 

Step 1: Cut Up Tie

First thing to do is cut the tie so there is enough fabric  to wrap around the egg. Make sure to  loosen all thread so the fabric spreads out as shown below. It is important that your tie is 100% silk or the dye will not transfer over to the egg. We found our tie at Goodwill for $1.50.

 

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Step 2: Cut Out Shirt

Next you need to cut out a circle in the white t-shirt. Make sure to cut a circle large enough that you can completely cover the egg. You can actually use any thin fabric for this like an old sheet or pillow case. When choosing a fabric make sure it is completely white.

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Step 3: Wrap Eggs in Fabric

Now you need to wrap the tie fabric around the eggs. Make sure the front side of the tie, the side that shows, is on the inside so more ink will bleed onto the egg. Using either a paper clip or string, tie the top so its tight around the egg. Next, take the t-shirt cut out and wrap around the egg the same.

 

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Step 4: Boil Egg

Place egg in a pot and make sure the water completely covers the egg. Add in 1/4 a cup of white vinegar and let boil for 20 minutes. Make sure to cover the pot when boiling.

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Step 5: Let Cool and Unwrap

After 20 minutes of boiling, take out the eggs and let cool on  a towel for 10-15 minutes. Carefully unwrap eggs and see your beautiful creation. And thats it! super easy and fast with hardly any clean up.

 

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49% Off Valvoline Oil Change

by Advance Financial | April 13th, 2017

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DEAL FINDER ALERT!!!! Right now you can get 49% off an oil change from Valvoline. This deal is being offered on Groupon.com and is a limited time offer, so make sure and purchase this coupon quick before it runs out.

Click Here to get this deal.

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How to Save Money On Prom Expenses

by Advance Financial | March 15th, 2017

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It’s prom season, and if you are a parent with a child who will be attending, you’re about to feel the financial sting that comes with this annual high school event. Between the outfits, tickets, and dinner, the cost for this one night can be significantly high. Frugality is the answer to making sure you don’t completely break the bank, and we have complied a list of the best ways to save money on expenses associated with prom night.

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It’s number one on this list because lets face it, it’s the most important. To make sure that she gets the perfect dress without paying a ton of money, there are a couple of things you can do. There are multiple second hand dress sites like thedresslist.com where you can get a dress for up to 70% off the original price and most of the time these dresses have only been worn once. Another route to go is renting a dress. Renttherunway.com is a great online site to rent multiple designer dresses cheap. They will actually send you two sizes to make sure the fit is perfect.

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When it comes to a tuxedo, it’s really not necessary and can be a major waste of money to rent. Some tux places charge up to $250 just for one night. The simpler and cheaper option is to buy a suit. Companies like H&M, Target, and JcPenny offer affordable black suits as cheap as $100. And if he has to have a tux, there are also deals at Men’s Wearhouse where you can purchase a regular tux as low as $99.

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Thrift stores are where it’s at when it comes to jewelry. Not only will you be able to find some unique vintage pieces, but you will also pay a fraction of the cost that boutiques charge. Just like buying a used dress, you can also get used formal shoes online as well from sites like Tradsey.com.

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The average price paid for a corsage is $35-$40, with a boutonniere being $15-$20. Both are extremely overpriced and the cost of supplies to make your own is substantially lower. Not only can you save big time with a DIY corsage and boutonniere, but you can also make it custom and unique. There are multiple DIY articles out there to help with this project, but one of our favorites is from Seventeen Magazine’s online blog. Click here to find out how to make your own unique and affordable corsage or boutonniere.

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Part of the prom tradition is the dinner before the dance. A good way to save money for the dinner is to call local restaurants and ask if they have any prom deals or specials. Just like Valentines Day, a lot of places will have dinner deals for those attending prom. Another affordable option is to cook the meal yourself for your kid. You can find a romantic destination, and set the mood with candles and rose peddles.

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The after party fun is what most high school kids look forward to the most. A lot of times bowling, roller skating or going to a house party is on the list of activities. To keep your kids safe, while also cutting down on cost, try organizing a party or renting out a place and splitting the cost with other parents. If you get a good size group to pitch in, the cost could be as low as $20.

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Weird and Wacky Items You Need in Your Life

by Advance Financial | February 17th, 2017

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When it comes to online shopping, the sky is the limit for weird and wacky items available to purchase. Do you actually “need” any of these items? Probably not. They all would definitely add a little uniqueness to your life, though. Here is our list of some of the most interesting items available to order online.

 

USB Type Writer

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Monkey Nail Dryer

 

 

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infmetry.com


 

Mini Donut Factory

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bedbathandbeyond.com


 

Singing Pasta Timer

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amazon.com


 

Webbed Swim gloves

Web-Hands

wish.com


 

Scary bottle squeezer

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blacklabproducts.com


 

Food USBs

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amazon.com


 

Chemist Spice Rack

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amazon.com


 

Bear Oven Mitts

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amazon.com


 

Splash Bowls

Splash-Bowl

amazon.com

 

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Best Date Night Meal Deals

by Advance Financial | October 7th, 2016

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Going out to eat usually means dishing out a little extra cash for your meal, but let’s face it, sometimes it’s worth the extra money to not have to cook or cleanup. At a number of restaurants however, you can get 2 meals that when broken down are actually cheaper than if you bought the ingredients and made it yourself. Below are some of the best date night meal deals to try out when your just not feeling the whole cooking thing but still need to save money.

 

Logan’s Roadhouse

 

The Deal:

$15.99 for two full-size entrees including rolls, Caesar salad, and two sides for each entrée.

Entrees:

Southern Fried Fish, Chopped Steak, Grilled Meatloaf, Roasted Chicken Pot Pie, Logan’s Wood-Grilled Chicken, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, Wood-Grilled Salmon, 6 Oz. Choice Cut Sirloin.

 

Chili’s

The Deal:

$20 for an appetizer to share and then select two full-size entrees including two sides for each entrée

Appetizers:

Fried Pickles, Chips and Salsa, Tostada Chips and Fire-Grilled Corn Guacamole, Onion Rings, or Texas Cheese Fries

Entrees:

Classic Bacon Burger, Cajun Chicken Pasta, 6 oz. Classic Sirloin, Crispy Chicken Crispers, Fajitas, Grilled Chicken Salad, Half Rack of Ribs, Mango Chile Chicken, Mango Chile Tilapia, Margarita Grilled Chicken, or Southwestern Quesadillas

 

Applebee’s

 

The Deal:

$20 for an appetizer to share and then select two full-size entrees including two sides for each entrée

Appetizers:

2 House or Caesar Salads, Boneless Wings, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Onion Rings, Mozzarella Sticks

Entrees:

Cedar Gilled Lemon Chicken, Sirloin Stir Fry, oriental Chicken Salad, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tender Basket, Three Cheese Cavatappi, The American Standard Burger

 

Outback Steakhouse

 

The Deal:

$12.99 a person for 3 course meal consisting of a soup or salad, entrée with two sided, and desert

Soup/Salad:

House or Caesar Salad, Baked Potato Soup or Chicken Tortilla Soup

Entrees:

6 oz. Sirloin, Parmesan- Herb Crusted Chicken, Simply grilled Tilapia

Desert:

Double Chocolate Mini Parfait, Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Mini Parfait, Ice Cream Sundae topped with Chocolate or Raspberry sauce

Olive Garden

 

The Deal:

Endless bowls of pasta with your choice of pasta, sauce for 9.99 including house salad and bread sticks.

Pasta:

Spaghetti, Rigatoni, Angel Hair, Pappardelle, Fettuccine, Cavatappi, Gluten-Free Rotini  

Sauces:

Alfredo, Asiago, Garlic Alfredo, Five-Cheese Marinara, Marinara

 

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Up to 72% Off Select Nashville Hair Salons

by Advance Financial | September 7th, 2016

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Getting your locks cut can also take a big chunk out of your wallet. Check out some of the best Nashville hair salon deals running right now.

Vanity Salon and Spa, Nashville – $17 for one blowout ($35 value)

Vanity Salon and Spa, Nashville – $25 for one men’s haircut with neck shave and head & neck massage ($55 value)

Clark and Co, Green Hills – $29 for a haircut, blow-dry, and deep-conditioning treatment ($65 value)

Six Degree Salon, Nashville – $39 for a haircut, deep conditioner, and blowout ($80 value)

The Loft on Music Row, Nashville – $29 for women’s haircut with conditioning treatment ($65 value)

Fine Art Int’l Salon and Barber Spa – $17 for men’s haircut ($30 value)

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Top Meal Deals $5 and Under

by Advance Financial | August 17th, 2016

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Let’s face it, fast food isn’t the healthiest of options but it’s definitely the quickest and most convenient. When you want to feed yourself or your family with no hassle, it’s a great option. Though fast food has traditionally not only been fast but cheap, now-a-days one meal at a fast food restaurant can get up to $12. To help fill up your belly while also keeping your wallet full, we have ranked the top 10 best fast food deals for $5 and under running right now.

BK

5 for $4

Includes a bacon cheeseburger, crispy chicken nuggets, fries, drink and a chocolate chip cookie.

2 for $4 Breakfast

Includes 2 of either the ham, bacon, or sausage egg or cheese Croissan’wich.

2 for $5 Mix and Match

Choose 2 items with the options of the chicken sandwich, extra long cheeseburger, or fish sandwich.

2 for $10 Whopper Meal

Includes 2 whoppers, 2 orders of fries and 2 drinks.

Other Deals

10pc nuggets – $1.50

KFC

$5 Fill Up Chicken Tenders

Includes 3 extra crispy tenders, larger mashed potatoes, biscuit, cookie, medium drink, and dipping sauce.

$5 Fill Up Famous Bowl

Includes a bowl of chicken chunks, mashed potatoes, corn and gravy, a cookie, and medium drink.

$5 Fill Up Chicken Breast

Includes 1 chicken breast, larger mashed potatoes, biscuit, cookie, and medium drink. 

$5 Fill Up Pot Pie

Includes a chicken potpie, cookie, and medium drink.

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$4 Real Deal

Includes a double cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich, fries, and a drink.

$5 Frisco Combo

Includes a Frisco Thickburger, fries, and drink

 

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4 for $4

Includes choice of JR. bacon cheeseburger or crispy chicken BLT with fries a drink and 4 chicken nuggets.

50¢ Frosty

Choose between a small chocolate or vanilla frosty.

MC

$2 for 2

Choose McDouble or McChicken with a side (small fries or 3 pc. mozzarella sticks).

Other Deals

Get a cheeseburger, fries, and a drink for $4.89.

Get 20 chicken nuggets for $5.00.

Taco

$5 Doubledilla

Includes steak or chicken Doubledilla with chips and salsa.

$5 cravings deal

Includes cheesy Gordita crunch, beef burrito supreme, crunchy taco, chips with cheese, and a medium drink.

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$5 Boom Box Deal

Includes one of your favorite 6-inch hot dogs, a Jr. deluxe cheeseburger, medium tots or fries and a medium drink.

½ Price Shakes

After 8pm you can get any flavor milkshake for half off.

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$3.99 boneless wings meal

Includes bbq or buffalo boneless wings with a side of fries and drink.

59¢ Krystal or Icee

Between 2-5pm all regular Krystal burgers and 12oz Icees are only 59¢.

DQ

$5 Buck Lunch

Includes choice of bacon cheeseburger, regular cheeseburger, or chicken tenders with fries, drink and a world-famous DQ sundae.

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2 for $5.00 Mix and Match

Choose 2 items from loaded curly fries, roasted beef classic sandwich, crispy fish fillet or a beef ‘n cheddar classic.                     

$1 Each 2-5pm

Get any sliders, fries, shake or drink for $1.

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Nashville Round Trip Flights Under $200

by Advance Financial | August 11th, 2016

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If you think it’s too late to take a summer vacation, you’re wrong. You still have time to hit the beach, the amusement parks, or wherever your desired destination may be. And right now is an even better time to get out of town because Southwest Airlines is running some great deals on flights. To help with your planning we have created the breakdown below of cities you can get round trip flights for under $200 in the months of August and September. For More information visit Southwest.com.

 

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