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Hello friends. I am going to do my best to find savings, deals and good tips to pass along during these challenging times. As you might guess if you have been following More with Less Today, I am in the deal-finding business and get hundreds of emails a day from people and companies wanting me to share them with you. I will be doing my best to share the best of those here with you each day while we collectively walk through this season together.
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Make your own face masks. Get step by step instructions from USA Today.
hOmeLabs Air Purifier for Home, Bedroom or Office – True HEPA H13 Filter to Remove Allergens Such as Mold, Dust, Dander – Pet Smell and Smoke Odor Eliminator – Night Light and Child Lock Function
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- 0.1 Assistance Programs
- 0.2 Find Household Essentials
- 0.3 Shoes for healthcare workers
- 0.4 Popular Kit for Egg Decorating
- 0.5 Hallmark Free 3-Card Packs
- 0.6 Ordering takeout
- 0.8 Restaurants and food delivery services who are waiving or discounting delivery fees
- 0.9 Discounted Amazon Prime memberships
- 0.10 Free Guitar, Bass and Ukulele Lessons.
- 0.11 Free Virtual Museum Tours
- 0.12 Exercise/Wellness
- 1 Meal Planning
Check this page often for updates on COVID-19 assistance programs and news
Check with your insurance company and ask if they are offering rollbacks, refunds or credits right now. I have seen various offers from Allstate, Farmers, GEICO and more.
Great list of sources to order gluten-free food and products from The Celiac MD
How to Keep Produce Fresh Longer – good tips from Taste of Home
You can get this Meal Prep Online Cooking Class completely free when you use the promo code PL20 at checkout!
This is regularly $40 so this is a great deal. Valid through June 14, 2020. Thanks, Alea!
$5 off first 5 orders (new customers only) with promo code SLICK5. Thanks Slickdeals!
Find Household Essentials
- Amazon: Get $10 off 3 essential household items
Simply add 3 products from this page and the discount will come off at checkout.
- Walmart Grocery Service is offering new customers $10 off any $50 purchase.
Try one of these Walmart grocery pickup $10 OFF $50 Codes:
- DELIVERY – Free home delivery on $50 order (up to $9.95 value, valid through 1/31/21)
- WOWFRESH – $10 off first $50 order (new customers only)
- SAVETIME – $10 off first $50 order (new customers only, valid through 1/31/21)
- Walgreens – New Drive-thru shopping
Get select essential items at Walgreens locations with drive-thrus. Pull up and ask for a menu of available items like household goods, pain relief, grocery, cough & cold, baby formula, and medical supplies.
Free Rx Delivery
Medly Pharmacy delivers your prescriptions for free. They are hiring too. Get more information at Medly.
For our healthcare workers and front line responders
Tide free laundry service
Free Laundry (jeans, shorts, t-shirts, socks, etc.) and Dry Cleaning for Front Line Responders and their immediate family, to help lighten the load. Here is the link to see if it is available in your area.
Realgood Foods is sending care packages of foods to our caregivers and those on the front lines for as long as they can. You can also sponsor a care package. Here is their website to get more information.
Sew Masks for Healthcare Workers
Joann Fabric has free tools, supplies, and guidance in their Creator’s Studios for making supplies to donate to America’s hospitals.
If you have to be away from your pets, fill out this form to get a free Furbo dog camera to keep an eye on them remotely.
Shoes for healthcare workers
Crocs – “A Free Pair for Healthcare.”
Individual healthcare workers can go to Crocs.com to place their free order of classic Crocs or Crocs at work. Shipping is free, too. The website opens for requests each day at noon ET and stays open until that day’s allotment has been fulfilled. It then reopens the next day at noon.
Crocs are also donating up to 100,000 pairs of shoes to be distributed to employees at select healthcare facilities and organizations.
Companies like Keen and Allbirds are offering to send free shoes.
Free Coffee/ Free Doughnuts for First Responders and Healthcare
Through May 3rd, Starbucks is offering first responders and healthcare workers a free tall brewed coffee.
Healthcare workers, including nurses, can get a FREE Dozen Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts every Monday through May 4th. Just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, let them know you’re a healthcare worker, and show them your employer badge.
For Our Pets
PetSmart – now offering curbside pickup. Select markets are offering $5 same-day delivery. Place an order online and get it delivered the same day. Get more info on the PetSmart website.
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
Many Resources to Keep Kids Busy and Learn
Easter /Sending Gifts
Popular Kit for Egg Decorating
Eggmazing Mini Egg Decorator
Hallmark Free 3-Card Packs
Hallmark is giving away 2 Million cards to help more people reach out and put more care in the world. Fill out this form on the Hallmark website to get your free cards.
Easter Basket Filler Ideas (non-candy)
Send a Jigsaw puzzle. Here are some good ones we found over the weekend.
We also broke out our board games and have been enjoying “screen-free” time together. Send a popular board game or order one for the family.
M&M’s Lovers Chocolate Candy Fun Size Variety Assorted Mix Bag (60 pieces)
Easter meal ideas for your leftover ham.
Restaurants and food delivery services who are waiving or discounting delivery fees
Keeping busy/ filling our downtime
Start a Victory Garden
16,500 Non-GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 40 Variety Pack
40 Heirloom Non-GMO Strains with Guaranteed High Germination Rate. 100% Heirloom, Natural & Non-GMO Strains. MADE IN THE USA.
Nikon is offering free online photography classes during the month of April. Just register for an account to get started.
American Girl free online library
Welcome to American Girl’s online library, a place where you and your girl will love stepping into stories full of adventure, bravery, and daring, featuring girls who live in times and places she may have never seen before. You’ll also find lots of expert advice to help her sort through her feelings, family, and friendships during these very different times.
We hope these books provide you with new ways to connect and have fun with your girl. Come back each week to find new fun reads to love!
HBO Now and HBO Go are offering 500 hours of free programming to stream without a subscription. Just download the HBO Now and HBP Go apps or visit HBONOW.com or HBOGO.com and choose from television series, movies, documentaries and more.
Free 2 Month Subscription to Kindle Unlimited
Now through April 30th, sign up to get a free 2-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited. The regular price is $9.99 per month so this is a great deal. You will have access to over 1 million ebooks and thousands of audiobooks for free. You can enjoy them on any device. Make a note to go into your Amazon account and cancel before it ends and you won’t be charged anything. Download the books you have been wanting to read! You may cancel your subscription at any time by visiting www.amazon.com/kucentral and adjusting your settings.
Discounted Amazon Prime memberships
If you are an EBT Cardholders or Medicaid recipient, get a discounted Amazon Prime membership. Pay only $5.99 per month compared to $12.99 per month and you will get the full benefits of a full-priced membership.
Free Guitar, Bass and Ukulele Lessons.
Fender.com offers 3-Months Fender Play Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Online Lessons for Free to the first 10,000 people to sign up by clicking ‘Get Code’ via this offer (code will be displayed in a banner at the top on the next page and is not sent via email).
Note, offer not valid for current Fender Play monthly or annual subscribers. No payment method on file required (trial ends automatically once your three-month subscription expires). Offer expires 4/20/20 or when 100,000 redemptions have been reached (whichever comes first). Click here for full terms & conditions.
Tips – hand enter the code and turn off your ad-blocker.
Free Virtual Museum Tours
Stay healthy and fit. Our favorite gyms are offering free workouts.
Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts
Another site to get kids moving in a fun way – GoNoodle.
Groupon is offering a free 60 day Daily Burn Membership.
Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control)
Find/Earn Extra Money
Need to start an emergency fund? Read the post for ideas and inspiration.
Find Work at Home Jobs – Work at Home Woman has a great list of resources.
Don’t Throw It Away! Upcycling Ideas for Common Household Products
If you have been following More with Less Today then you know I love simple hacks and tips to make like easier.
TV Deals and Steals
More Link Love
- Understanding – simply and visually – why social distancing matters and why everyone wants to “flatten the curve.” (Washington Post)
- Not used to working from home? LinkedIn is making work from home resources and select LinkedIn Learning courses available free right now.
- One of our favorite resources on How to Stay Focused and Productive When Working From Home (Thrive Global)
- You’re probably touching your face 16 – 20 times per hour. Here’s how to stop. (Healthline)
- An intriguing read on Why Soap Works (New York Times)
- 5 Ways to Help Your Community Combat Coronavirus – While Still Social Distancing (New York Times)