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22 Feb 2019   ·   0

What I Didn’t Like About The Ultimate Productivity Bundle

I take what we promote here very, very seriously. And I’m super careful that we only promote deals and offers that I feel are a great value!

Yesterday, we posted an offer for The Ultimate Productivity Bundle. I thought it was valuable enough (and a good enough offer!) to promote. I had looked through it briefly and I know the folks from Ultimate Bundles well and trust that they put together quality bundles, so I felt comfortable sharing it.

I didn’t know if many of you would be interested in it, so I have to admit I was shocked when a LOT of you purchased it. (Note: If you decide — after reading this review — that you wish you wouldn’t have purchased it, they offer a 30-day money back guarantee!)

Because so many of you were excited about it and purchased it, I spent hours today going through every single resource in it so I could share my honest thoughts on The Ultimate Productivity Bundle and could share some of the products I thought would be worth going through, for those who have already purchased or were thinking of purchasing.

Here were my honest thoughts:

The Negatives:

  1. Some of the products had an inflated price tag. This is a pet peeve of mine. Don’t put $29 on a product just to make it sound more impressive. While The Ultimately Productivity Bundle is supposedly valued at $1500, I’m going to be honest and say that I felt at least 25% of the products had an inflated price tag. And I likely wouldn’t use at least 60% of them, so for me, the value would be really and truly more like a few hundred dollars, not $1500.
  2. There weren’t as many products in it as I was expecting. I was surprised that there weren’t more like 60-70 products in it (there are only 46 products in it). I think I’m used to them having that many when it’s the Homemaking Bundle, so I thought the options weren’t as plentiful as I was hoping for.
  3. I wish there had been more ebooks. While courses are great, I often prefer ebooks because they are easier for me to read and digest — especially since I’m a fast reader and sometimes skim (Shh! Don’t tell anyone!). There are only 5 ebooks in this bundle and the rest of the products are printables or courses.
  4. Some of the printables were poorly designed. I know that we don’t always have the highest quality design on things we offer because of various reasons and I know sometimes you just do the best you can do, but I found that at least 30% of the printables were ones I would never consider using because they just looked like they were designed by someone who didn’t have a lot of design experience or it just was not my style at all.
  5. A few products felt very clunky to download. I noticed there were a number of .zip files as well as some courses that seemed to require multiple hoops to jump through to get them to download. It felt like it sort of flew in the face of productivity to have to go to quite a bit of effort to download a product in order to be able to use it.

The Positives:

  1. There were a number of really helpful and well-designed printables. I was impressed with how many different styles of printables this bundle offered. If you love printables, you will just adore this bundle! So many great options to choose from!
  2. I loved that many of the resources were created by people who aren’t naturally organized. It seems like many times, productivity classes and courses and ebooks are created by naturally organized people. This was not the case with many of the products in this bundle — many of the creators said they were more of a Type B, laid back personality —  and that’s why I feel like it has much wider appeal.
  3. The bundle offered a variety of printable planners. If you are looking for a planner for yourself and you’re okay with printing it yourself, you’ve got a wealth of choices in this bundle!
  4. There were some really high quality products. There were some really high quality products in the bundle that I felt would make it worth the price tag ($37) if you would use these and they would help your life be more organized. Like I said, I went through each and every product to pick out the ones I felt were the highest quality and value and something I would personally use or that I thought would be really helpful to other people.

Here were my top 4 favorites:

Family Chore Planner: The Complete Home Management System for Families ($17 value)

This PDF download not only offers some great tips for getting your kids to help around the house and suggested chore ideas for different ages, but you get customizable rotating chore chart systems for your family!

Child, It’s Time to Get Off Your Butt ($7 value)

This may have been one of my favorite resources in the bundle. It’s an inspirational ebook with very practical tips on how to get your kids to go from being couch potatoes to being assets in your home — without having some rigid system that was designed for Type A moms.

There are lots of helpful charts and hands-on examples in the book, like this:

If you’re frustrated that your kids aren’t more disciplined and diligent but you just don’t know where to start, you’ll find a lot of fantastic help in this short but highly actionable ebook.

Brilliant Baby Steps: Productivity Course ($47 value)

This course was one of the most beautiful and value-packed courses in the bundle and I couldn’t believe all you got for the price. It definitely was not one of the products that I felt had an inflated price tag.

One of the best parts of it is where Beth Anne shows you just how much you can get done in 10 minutes. She’s not a Type A personality, so her advice will work for pretty much every personality type.

How to Organize Your Life With Trello ($47 value)

Okay, so full disclosure here: I am not a Trello person and I don’t think I ever will be. BUT, I do believe that it can be an amazing organizational system for many people and I wanted to highlight this course because it was so well done and helpful for those who are looking for a better way to organize their life and thoughts and projects.

If you haven’t purchased The Ultimate Productivity Bundle yet, and you are still interested in purchasing after reading my honest review, you can click here to purchase it for just $37!

It’s only available until February 25, 2019. You’ll get access to these 4 products + 42 other resources including a number of printable planners and other time management and organizational and goal-setting resources! Go here to read more.

Did you purchase The Ultimate Productivity Bundle? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

22 Feb 2019   ·   0

Free Seventh Generation Diapers after rebate!!

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TopCashBack is offering an $11.99 rebate on a pack of Seventh Generation Diapers purchased from Walmart, making some sizes FREE!

Here’s how to get your FREE Seventh Generation Diapers:

1. Head here for the special Seventh Generation Diapers offer and sign up for a new Top Cash Back account.

2. Order the newborn size for $10.64 or size one for $11.99. Select free in-store pickup at your local Walmart to avoid shipping costs.

3. Within 21 days, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $11.99 — enough to cover the cost of your diaper purchase!

4. After you receive the $11.99 payment in your Top Cash Back account, you can choose to transfer it to your bank account or request a Paypal payment.

This is for new Top Cash Back members only. If you are already a member, you are allowed to sign up another adult in your household.

This deal is valid through February 24, 2019 — or while supplies last.

22 Feb 2019   ·   2

Sanford Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, 24 count only $11.36!

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Amazon has these Sanford Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, 24 count for only $11.36 right now! This is the lowest price ever on record!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

22 Feb 2019   ·   0

Columbia Boys’ Insulated Jackets as low as $35.98 (Reg. $90!)

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Dicks Sporting Goods has this Columbia Boys’ Toddler Lightning Lift Insulated Jacket marked down to just $35.98 right now (regularly $90)!

You can also get this Columbia Boys’ Lightning Lift Insulated Jacket for just $38.98 right now (regularly $95)! Choose from five colors.

Shipping is free on orders over $49.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

22 Feb 2019   ·   0

Cents of Style Clearance Sale: Scarves, Jewelry, Jeans, Cardigans and more as low as $4.97 shipped!

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Cents of Style is having their Semi-Annual Clearance Sale, and you can get an extra 50% off a huge variety of items when you use coupon code TGIF50 at checkout! Shipping is free on all orders.

Choose from scarves, jeggings, jewelry, cardigans and much more. Here are a few really great deals I spotted…

Get this Jill Long Button Cardigan for just $12.47 shipped after the code! Choose from 12 colors.

Get this Seville Thin Plaid Scarf for only $7.47 shipped after the code! Choose from six colors.

Get these Mallie Colorful Moto Jeggings for just $7.47 shipped after the promo code! Choose from four color options.

Get this Mother Stamped Spirit Bracelet for just $4.97 shipped after the code! A great Mother’s Day gift idea!

Get these Elise Crushed Velvet Joggers for just $12.47 shipped after the code! Choose from five colors.

Shop the Semi-Annual Clearance Sale here.

22 Feb 2019   ·   0

Eddie Bauer Stowaway Packable Daypack only $15, plus more!

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Eddie Bauer has this highly rated Stowaway Packable 20L Daypack marked down to just $15 right now (regularly $30)! Choose from 10 color options.

You can also get this Stowaway Packable Sling Bag for just $15! There are six colors to choose from.

Shipping is free on orders of $99 or more.

22 Feb 2019   ·   0

Sign up for coupon savings from Pillsbury and Betty Crocker!

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Sign up for the Pillsbury newsletter and Betty Crocker newsletter to receive coupon savings, exclusive offers, recipes ideas, and more!

This is a great way to get alerted to new printable coupons that are available!

22 Feb 2019   ·   0

Natural & Organic Coupons & Deals

Here are the best natural & organic deals with thanks to Andrea from The Natural Green Mom for compiling them:

Top Coupons to Print: Check out this month’s healthy and organic coupons. This week’s favorites are Celestial Seasonings and Gerber. Head over to the Organic Coupon Round Up to start saving.

Costco: There are lots of great natural and organic deals at Costco with the Costco Instant Coupons this month.

Target: Head over to Target and grab Stonyfield Organic Snack Packs for just $0.89.

Kroger: Find out how you can snag a free Epic bar (or 2!)

Babyganics: Save 40% on Babyganics foaming dish and bottle soap.

BeNaturals Organics: Grab a 4 piece skincare trail set for just $7.00 after coupon code.

Health Warriors Chia Bars: Load up on Health Warriors Chia Bars for $0.70 each or less!

Subscribe & Save $5 List: Check out the long list of Amazon Subscribe & Save Healthy and Organic deals $5. The list includes Jason toothpaste and Nutiva Chia Seeds.

Andrea Green of The Natural Green Mom wants to help you create a happy, healthy and safe home for your family. What if you could make a better future for your family by eating nourishing, real foods and using non-toxic products while still maintaining your budget? Natural Green Mom offers ways to save on groceries, helps with slow cooker recipes, teaches how to make natural beauty products, and shows you how to maintain a healthy home naturally.

22 Feb 2019   ·   0

Free eBooks: Quick Air Fryer Cookbook, Crock-Pot Express Cookbook, Essential Oils For Beginners, plus more!

NOTE: The price of these ebooks is currently $0.00, but that could change at any time. Be sure to verify before checking out that it is still free.

Unless otherwise noted, these ebooks are specifically for Kindles, but you can go here to download a free application that enables you to read Kindle ebooks on your PC.

Download a free copy of Quick Air Fryer Cookbook.

Download a free copy of Crock-Pot Express Cookbook.

Download a free copy of Essential Oils for Beginners.

Download a free copy of DIY Bath Melts.

Download a free copy of Nan’s Journey.

Download a free copy of Declutter: Simplifying Life for a Happier You.

Download a free copy of 30 Day Whole Food Slow Cooker Cookbook 2019.

Download a free copy of Smoothie Bowls.

Download a free copy of The Way Home.

Download a free copy of Grow Thy Own.

Psst! Did you know you don’t need a Kindle device in order to read these free eBooks? Just download the free Kindle Reading App that allows you to read your eBooks on just about any device (including your computer)!