HP Connected Saving Me HUGE on Instant Ink

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My Kids:  “Mom, did you get ink for the printer?”

Me: “I’m on it!” Grab car keys and dash out the door, while you toss a load of laundry in, round up the cat, answer 3 phone calls, start dinner and hope and pray that the large retail store near your home has your ink cartridges or you will be trudging 15 miles away.

Do you have days that go like this? May those days of ink and hassles be gone, meet the new era of printing that will save you time, and money beyond anything you can believe.

It’s a new day, and as the day progresses, time ticks away and soon the kids are back home from school, which lends to a new night filled with homework and endless creations on the computer.  Each child has at least one paper they need to print, or create and the busiest hub in our home is not the gaming center, rather the office.  Everyone schedules their office time, closes the door, and works on the computer.  Rewrite, compose, revise, and then redo again, and before you know it, that call that no mom wants to hear:  “MOM the printer is low on ink” or worse yet, “Mom did you pick up ink because the printer is out of ink!” With all the things that life throws at me, how is it possible to remember yet one more thing? The errand list is now bigger, homework is at a standstill, dinner is on the stove and then of course there is the bigger glitch; the price of ink.  Ink cartridges are expensive, there is not even a question about that, but I have found a more frugal way to save at least 70% off the normal ink cartridge prices and I want to share this secret with you.  After all, things that are this inexpensive can’t really be  a well-known fact or the price would be double, right? WRONG!

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As I have been busy printing out weekly menus and coupons on my HP ENVY 5530 series  and writing to you about it, I know you have to be wondering how in the world I could figure that coupon printing was savvy just because ink itself is so cost prohibitive? The printer itself is a great home office tool for both work and family, but HP too is so amazing with all that it offers from content filled printables to an ink replacement program that will make ink pens shake in their retractable cases.  HP gets how busy families are and they are making our lives easier.  Here is how this Pittsburgh Frugal Mom has been saving money on ink for her printer: The HP Instant Ink Replacement Service.

Let me start with what you are NOT going to get, I mean after all with prices starting at $2.99 a month for ink replacement you are not going to get that much.  WRONG! You’ll NOT run out of ink ever and the printing cost is so much less than the traditional ink cartridges you purchase.  HP Instant Ink will provide you with NOT needing to run out the door to buy ink and NOT having to worry about recycling because HP will handle all of those details!

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Are your eyes popping out of your head because these prices are so inexpensive and is your credit card sweating because it might not be used as much? What can you expect from the HP Instant Ink Replacement Service?

  • Ink, shipping, and cartridge recycling are included.
  • Monthly plans are based on pages printed, not cartridges used.
  • No annual fee—Change or cancel plans anytime.(exceptions apply- see site for exact details)

SO let’s talk dollars and cents and find out where you have been and why you have been missing out on this awesome sauce program? What do you need in order to join in on this great program that will have you revising, re-doing and printing without worrying about the dollars and cents you typically would just toss out the door.

Purchase an eligible HP Printer. They are all really reasonable and depending on the features your printer may run a low as $99.  These printers scan, print, copy and more.

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-No more stress and no more REMEMBERING to purchase INK for the printer because the Printer does that for you. Smarty Pants, actually, Smarty Printer.

-Your internet connection is the way the HP Printer will communicate with the HP Instant Ink ‘Secret’ service, at least that is how I like to think of it, after all they communicate secretly and all I know is that INK shows up on my doorstep before the kids declare their need for more! Beat that.

-My printing needs can change from month-to-month(think summer break and less printing), but any unused pages are rolled over for you.  You can change your plan up or down anytime you have need.  Again, the site has all the details, but I can tell you that the service is real, inexpensive and awesome.

What I have found over this last month is that I can sanely maintain a home with a few new options made available to me at a minimal cost from HP. My investment: a new HP Printer that is compatible with the services being offered.  My gain?  Printables from HP are free and offer me content filled options like menus, Disney printables and coupons that save me money.  Menus save me the hassle of thinking about what to make for dinner, and the option of printing out a shopping list as well as money saving coupons leaves me stress free and able to shop, quickly and efficiently, saving me MONEY.  The printer itself is feature rich and so easy to use. My newest ink obsession, has me happily printing, revising, re-doing and not running out the door when ink is low, as the HP Instant Ink program saves me $100′s of dollars a year and time making it a true Pittsburgh Frugal Mom consumer’s best buy!

Now, I would love for you to be able to win your own and HP is going to provide ONE HP Envy 3330 Series Printer to ONE lucky reader. Will it be you? This is an amazing win for one of you!
Now is your chance to win this great printer. Please follow all directions and remember, every entry is another point for you, so make sure to complete all the tasks, and good luck.
Giveaway Ends 4.8 at 11:59pm. RV of item is $99.99 and will be shipped directly to winner. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond, failure to respond will result in a new winner being chosen. Giveaway valid for US Entrants Only of ages 18+. No P.O. Boxes accepted as mailing addresses.
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Doc McSTUFFINS Mobile Clinic

I was provided with a product for review, however all opinions are my own.

Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic

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Take one strong-willed six-year-old girl named Dottie McStuffins, add her strong want to become a Dr. like her mother and sit back and enjoy the show! As Dottie practices her skills dolls and toys she earns herself the name “Doc”.   [Read more...]

On Stage With Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Snacks

It’s been an exciting two months for my household as my daughter has earned one of the 9 leads in the musical production, THE WIZ at her local high school.  She sang her little heart out and she received a very coveted spot for her performance. [Read more...]

Pound Puppies A Perfect Match

I was provided a copy of this movie in return for my true and honest opinion set forth in this blog. Further questions refer to my Disclosure.

Let’s face facts, there are not a lot of good shows out there to offer our kids and when a good show comes along owning the DVD is the best thing you can do and hitting replay about 100x + is the 2nd best thing to do.  Meet, Lucky, Cookie, Niblet, Strudel & Squirt who make up  the perfect cast of characters of Pound Puppies.  These puppies have a special  passion: bringing a human perfectly matched to every put out there.  The pups all have their own personalities and some of the traits include: street smart, kind-hearted, smart, tough, foodies, and passionate.  Woof! Woof! Bark! Bark! Excitement leads the way for yet another fun-filled outing starring The Pound Puppies!

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You can bring home the Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match on April 8th, 2014 from Shout! Factory Kids.  There are five fun-filled adventures on this amazing DVD collection and the price is under $10 what a deal for great kiddo entertainment!  Here’s the thing, if you have not watched these episodes you are really missing something as the humor is witty, the entertainment is wonderful and the underlying stories teach great lessons.

Watch the Pound Puppies Get their Paws full of a brand new adventure.  A Perfect Match.  Did you know that the Pound Puppies series is the winner of the 2012 Humanitas Prize in Children’s Animation? Pound Puppies currently airs on The Hub in the U.S.  Voice talent you might recognize in the series:  Eric McCormack, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Rapaport, John Di Maggio, Alanna Uback, Rene Auberjonios and M. Emmet Walsh.

Episodes on this DVD Include:

The Yipper Caper

Working K-9 to 5 (see humor)

Hello Kitten

Beauty is Only Fur Depp

No More S’mores

Get ready to clap your paws, bark, and laugh, while on taking on some great adventures with the Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match, as this is a great match for any family with young children!

Win your own copy here. 1 lucky reader will win a copy of this movie. Giveaway Ends March 31, at11:59P US Residents Only, Ages 18 and older, no P. O. Boxes please.

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Hereos On The Scene

Every town needs protections and of course Griffin Rock is no different.  Who are the first responders in Griffin Rock? The Transformers Rescue Bots.  The Rescue Bots keep the town safe and quiet.  Get ready to join your favorite rescue team: Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder for all the fun adventures.   Kid perfect and parent approved, 5 episodes are ready to move into your dvd player and entertain your family! This great series provides action, fun, great team work and the spirit of community and neighborhood, while teaching what First Responders are, but your kids will just think they are watching a great set of shows and they are! A parenting great find.

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TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene, produced by Hasbro Studios, will be released on DVD March 18th, 2014  by Shout! Factory KidsFeaturing five exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy and the price won’t push your budget as it is under $15 for all 5 episodes that will keep your kids helping the Rescue Bots solve a mystery.  

In this collection, the Rescue Bots go undercover to protect the quiet little town of Griffin Rock from the green ooze known as the Squilsh, recover treasure stolen by pirates  and help Griffin Rock recover from an earthquake! Along with their human friends, the Burns family, the RESCUE BOTS help keep people safe, and along the way they learn what it really means to be a hero!

Vocal talents that you  might recognize in this series:

LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lacey Chabert (Party of Five), Steve Blum (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), Maurice LaMarche (Emmy® Award winner for Futurama) and the legendary Peter Cullen who voices OPTIMUS PRIME when he makes cameo appearances in the series. 

What Episodes are on the DVD?

Episodes Include:

The Lost Bell

You’ve Been Squilshed

Little White Lies

Shake Up

Rescue Boy

Fly, Roll, and move onto the scenes as the Rescue Bots help out on emergencies and are ready to protect thanks to Shout! Factory Kids.