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Build Your Bundle - The Biggest Homeschool Curriculum Sale of the Year
This last week you’ve likely heard snippets about this “huge homeschool sale” via graphics, giveaways, and social media. The Build Your Bundle sale officially kicked off on Wednesday, May 15th and will end on Wednesday, May 22nd. 

In case you’re uncertain how it all works, I’ll tell you this –  the first year it was held I was so very, very confused. There was a lot to wrap my brain around and by the time the end of the school year rolls around, my head is full of just wanting to be d.o.n.e. with all things school related. 

(Can I get an amen?)

BUT saving money on homeschool curriculum is something I do like, so I jumped in, trying to fully understand, and realized how much the could really benefit our family! Since then it has become one of my favorite homeschool sales of the year. 

In case you are feeling overwhelmed and haven’t quite figured out the ins and outs of the sale, be sure to look at this post for a more in-depth explanation on how the sale works. Definitely take a peek before May 22nd though – because the sale ends at midnight and then you can’t take advantage of the deals you find now! (Scroll down to see what we will be purchasing). 

In case you missed it, here’s the post that goes a little more in detail on the bundles: 

My FAVORITE Homeschool Sale of the Year! (8 Days Only)

The Items That Made My Basket

While I LOVE the pre-assembled bundles that have been put together,  I opted to build my own bundle. This year, the format of building your own has changed to make it even easier. Essentially, the more you buy, the more you save! 

Above is a graphic showing the items I purchased this year. There are several things that I am REALLY excited about: The Arrow book study, Math in the Cards, and the Ultimate US History Cheat Sheets.

Here are the items from my bundle: 

  • Math in the Cards: The Ultimate Math Card Game Collection
  • The Arrow: Literature Guide for Johnny Tremain
  • The Ultimate US History Cheat Sheets
  • Homeschool High School Grading Tool
  • How to Write the Perfect 5-Paragraph Essay
  • The Bronze Bow – Study Guide
  • State Research Project with Bonus Lapbook

Overall the total value of my bundle was $140.93, but with the 75% discount, my cost was $35.24. Here’s a quick look at the discount structure for building your own bundle. Essentially, add WHATEVER you want to your bundle and at each level you save more. 

 

Themed Bundles

Preschool Bundle
There are 15 themed bundles to choose from, ranging in price from $10 to $49 and the above graphic shows what is included in The Planner Bundle (my Weekly Homeschool Planner is included!). Save up to 96% on the pre-assembled bundles that range in topic from Early Learning through High School. 

Most popular Bundles:

  1. Mystery Bundle
  2. Preschool Bundle
  3. STEM Bundle
  4. History Bundle
  5. Kindergarten Bundle

Most popular Courses & Memberships:

  1. Start a Blog and YouTube Channel for Kids
  2. Total Time Makeover for Kids
  3. Spanish for Kids
  4. The Joy of Handwriting Success Course Plus Copywork Bundle
  5. Accounting Fundamentals

Build Your Bundle - The Biggest Homeschool Curriculum Sale of the Year

Really – there is a LOT, and it is easy to get overwhelmed because of the bundle varieties. It took me quite some time to finally decide what to choose, especially because I wanted to make sure I got the best deal for us money-wise.

BUT, all that said, there are some amazing deals to be found! Set aside a little time today and start browsing. 

Just remember, you only have until Wednesday, May 22nd at midnight to purchase. 

If you have any questions about the bundles or the sale, feel free to email and ask too! 

This post may contain affiliate or advertiser links. Read my full disclosure policy here.

Weekend Links: Sales, Giveaways, and Coupon Codes

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There are some VERY time-sensitive offers below, so be sure to check them out if you are interested! 

Here are a few links that may help you out as you wrap up your school year: 

 

Win a $100 All About Learning Press Gift Certificate!  

Our family has used both spelling and reading from All About Learning Press and 100% recommends it to your family. Don’t miss this fabulous giveaway from All About Learning Press – a $100 gift certificate toward anything on their site! Giveaway ends 5-31-19, so enter now!

FREE Trial of Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Have you heard about Teaching Textbooks 3.0 – the online version? If you’d like to test out the 3.0 version, you can start a Free Trial of the complete program, up through Lesson 15. The trial includes lectures, solution, eBook, and grading on each of the products. If you decide to purchase the full version, everything transfers over for you! 

And bonus – you can try ANY and EVERY level. They are that generous! Teaching Textbooks 3.0 – the online version 

Not sure where to start? Download and print a placement test online. 

FREE Terrific Tales Writing Prompts

WriteShop

This FREE set of writing prompts from WriteShop offers your young writers storytelling inspiration via their choice of 33 different narratives (both lined pages and printable card sets) and includes: 

  • A Unicorn Tale
  • Secret in the Attic
  • Treasure Trouble
  • Steampunk Alley
  • Peril in Paris
  • Keep Out!
  • The Great Museum Mystery
  • The Day Everything Went Wrong
  • … plus 25 more!

Win a Free Getaway Package!

Do you know a mom who deserves some special recognition and pampering for everything she does? Nominate her for AOP’s Mother’s Day giveaway, and you’ll both be entered to win a weekend getaway prize package!

Featured Sponsors

Save 10% on I See, I Spell, I Learn

Until June 30, 2019 you can save an additional 10% at the I See, I Spell, I Learn online store using promo code: HOMESCHOOL2019(expires 6/30/19).

SHOP NOW

Also, save 10% in their Amazon store using the promo code 10HOMESCHOOL

SHOP AMAZON

 

Additional Freebies, Sales and Giveaways 

 

One Week Only!! The 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle sale kicked off this morning, for 6 days only, and now’s the time to get it before it’s gone (it disappears May 6th).

For the last five years, my readers know that around this time of year I share about an ebook and ecourse bundle that is full of amazing deals. So many printables, courses, and downloads – along with some tangible bonus goodies – that are available for a HUGE deal

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
Not only have I contributed to the bundle over the years, but it is one that I personally purchase as well – I truly believe in it that much. This year, both of my Student Planners are included, and you can grab BOTH of them (a $16 value) plus over one hundred of additional resources for only $29.97

The Ultimate Homemaking BundleYou can see the full list of bundle items here, but these are a few of the things I’m personally most excited about. I know it’s an eclectic list of sorts, but I’ll explain in the upcoming days!

  • Brush Lettering 101 eCourse by Shelby Abrahamsen ($47.00) A self-paced course designed to teach lettering newbies what they need to get started and how to quickly grow their skills.
  • Hand Lettering: Greeting Words & Phrases for Cards & Notes Workbook by Viktoria Andersson ($27.00) Become a pro at drawing words & phrases that are commonly used in greeting cards & start creating cards for all your loved one’s today!
  • Redesign Your Home: An Interior Designer’s Secret Steps to Redesign your Space eCourse by Angela Block ($35.00) Offers a simple Designer’s step by step process on how to redecorate your room within an afternoon using what you already own, while learning how to plan and shop for new decor within your budget whether it is large or small!
  • 2018 Digital Homeschool Convention Sessions Summit by Holly Chubb ($79.00) Get all the benefits of a homeschool convention brought right to your door.
  • The Stay-at-Home Moms’ Year-Round Outfit Guide: 280+ Outfits for the Entire Year eCourse by Corina Holden ($39.99) This guide shows you WHAT wardrobe essentials you need and HOW to put them together into 280+ easy outfits that crush that frumpy mom feeling for good.

 

What’s Included

The creators behind these resources are 100+ women who have struggled with the same things as you, but have learned (and will teach you) how to simplify their homes, declutter & organize, put healthy meals on the table, nurture strong family relationships, and practice good self-care.

When you buy the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle you’ll get access to:

    • 27 eBooks
    • 30 eCourses & videos
    • 25 printables
    • 16 workbooks
    • 3 summits
    • 2 membership sites

 

BONUS Offers!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

The bundle also comes with great bonus offers, and this year’s are great. You get:

  • a FREE eyeshadow kit ($18 value)
  • 1 month of BookRoo – a book box for kids ($24.95 value)
  • $15 gift certificate for Cultivate What Matters
  • Musik at Home – 3 month membership ($48 value)
  • 10 free audio stories from Around the World Audio Stories for kids ($38 value)
  • Plus, there are other bonuses from companies like Hope Ink, ListPlanit, Fit2B, and TriLight Health!

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing a few of our favorite things along with more details about this bundle sale, but for now…

Check out the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle right here: https://ultimatebundles.com/sale/uhomb2019-main?a_aid=a258&a_bid=36418a60&chan=IntroPost

 

 

EARLY BIRD BONUS

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

P.S. If you buy by midnight tomorrow, you can also get a free online class from The Nester called “The Cozy Minimalist Embraces Summer – a $29 value. 

Get your home ready for summer, impress your guests, and delight your family with some Nester-inspired encouragement. Check it out here: https://ultimatebundles.com/sale/uhomb2019-main?a_aid=a258&a_bid=36418a60&chan=IntroPost

 

Weekend Links: Giveaways, Sales, and Deals

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There are some VERY time-sensitive offers below, so be sure to check them out if you are interested! 

Here are a few links that may help you out as you wrap up your school year: 

Last Chance for a Notebooking Page Membership

March 31st is the LAST DAY to purchase a Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Membership and/or individual Notebooking Pages products.

 

Win a FULL LEVEL of All About Reading!  

Our family has used both spelling and reading from All About Learning Press and 100% recommends it to your family. Don’t miss this fabulous giveaway from All About Learning Press – a full level of reading (you choose the level)! Giveaway ends 3-31-19, so enter now!

 

Chalk Pastels Spring Sale

Put a little art into your homeschool day with the You Are An Artist spring sale. Chalk pastels are one of the most forgiving art forms – we have had so much fun with them!! Sale ends April 7, 2019.

 

FREE Drag Race Activity

Rev up your engines and get ready to roll! In this fun Drag Race activity, your child will build a race track and race his car to the finish line as he practices reading and spelling words. Ready, set, go!

Mark Your Calendars


Compass Classroom is planning a BIG sale from April 3-10 where you can save up to 50% on various curriculum. We’ve used several of their products and love (and recommend) them. 

Featured Sponsors

Take a peek inside the monthly kit from Ivy Kids focused on the book Why Should I Walk? I Can Fly! Save 20% on your first literature kit with code IVY20. You all – these kits are FABULOUS and so much fun for kids to work through!

Join their monthly subscription and they will send you an activity box each month with a brand new book and all the activities to go along. 

I See, I Spell, I Learn is having some great sales on their website at the moment. If you are looking for learning resources to help with sight words, phonics, and spelling, be sure to check out their site. We’ll be sharing a review of several of their products shortly, so stay tuned! 

Additional Freebies, Sales and Giveaways 

Last Chance Offer from Notebooking Pages

Do you use notebooking pages during your homeschool time? 

Our homeschool has gone in cycles over the years with notebooking pages. While we don’t use them exclusively, and we homeschool using a variety of learning tools, they are one thing that we do use consistently. I love their flexibility and the opportunity they give our children to record the things that “stick” with them from their learning time. There’s something about having your own thoughts written down that helps cement those facts.

Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Membership

NotebookingPages.com is a site that we use as a resource for our notebooking pages. Years ago I purchased a lifetime membership to their site and have utilized it as we have worked on various subjects. 

Beginning in April, Notebooking Pages will be changing their membership structure to a MONTHLY paid subscription plan – no more lifetime membership options. The GREAT news is this: if you purchase a lifetime membership BEFORE MARCH 31, you will have lifetime access to their brand new site!!

Visit NotebookingPages.com to learn more about their LIFETIME memberships and their notebooking (& copywork) web-app, The Notebooking Publisher™.
 

These are pages you can use from kindergarten all through high school. There is literally something for every level and subject area of learning – and so many more new things to come. I’ve been going through the site the last few days and completely forgot about some of the pages they offer, so my printer is getting an extra workout this week!

Here are a few things you may want to pay careful attention to, since the timeframe grab the lifetime deal is narrowing. 

 

You have less than 4 weeks to get your LIFETIME membership to BOTH sites!  https://notebookingpages.com/memberships.

 

Important Dates:

  • March 31st: The LAST DAY to purchase a Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Membership and/or individual Notebooking Pages products.
  • Between March 18 – April 15: Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Members receive their (grandfathered) lifetime membership to the new site.
  • Between March 18 – April 15: Apps at the new site go on sale to Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Members.
  • April 15th: Grand Opening of our new site.  Membership program and apps go on sale to the public. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I buy the LIFETIME Membership using the 4-month installment plan?
    YES!  All the way up until March 31, you can pay either the one-time payment of $97 or use the 4 payment installment plan ($10, $29, $29, $29).
  • Will you be shutting down NotebookingPages.com?
    Yes, the shop and free resource center will shut down.  The shop closes on March 31st.  The free resource center closes on April 15th.
    No, we will keep open member areas and customer accounts to allow lifetime members and customers to download their purchased files indefinitely.
  • What about my Notebooking Pages purchases & member downloads?
    NotebookingPages.com will remain open to lifetime members and customers so they can download files just like they do now.
  • Do Notebooking Pages Lifetime Members get access to both the old and new sites?
    Yes! Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Members will have lifetime memberships to BOTH the old and new sites. All new updates and products will be added to the new site.  However, members can continue to access NotebookingPages.com for all of the previous files.
  • Do Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Members have to pay for the new apps?
    Yes.  Lifetime members will pay for access to the apps.  However, the apps aretotally optional.
  • Will you offer a lifetime membership option at the new site?
    No. The only way to get a lifetime membership to the new site is to purchase a Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Membership by March 31st and be grandfathered-in.

Links with Deadlines:

 

An EARLY Holiday Sale from Bright Ideas Press

From November 15-18, 2018, you have the opportunity to save up to 20% on products from Bright Ideas Press. Our family has used (and still uses) a variety of their products over the years, from Mystery of History, Wondermaps, North Star Geography, and Christian Kids Explore Chemistry – and we have loved them. 

Sales on their products don’t happen often, but here’s a peek at the savings.  

Shop and save 20% on Bright Ideas Press published products.*

This includes many of your favorites:

  • The Mystery of History Volumes I-IV
  • WonderMaps (including WonderMaps – Ancient Civilization Edition to complement The Mystery of History Volume I and WonderMaps Medieval Edition to complement The Mystery of History Volume II)
  • North Star Geography
  • All American History
  • Christian Kids Explore Science series
  • A Young Scholar’s Guide to Poetry
  • A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers
  • Civitas: The Government Card Game

*Bundles, audio books, and clearance items are excluded.

Additionally, you can save 15-20% on online classes for middle and high school students. If you have a subject that’s become a regular challenge for you or your child, check out the courses offered through Bright Ideas Press! Many of their courses can be joined halfway through, allowing you to make some needed changes and revitalize your school year!

If you’re feeling like something’s got to be different next semester, take a look at their classes. Both self-paced and online teachers are available.

These are the lowest prices you will find in their store.

Ready to save? Save now on your favorite homeschool curricula or those online classes you have been eyeing.

 

This four-day event will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on November 18, 2018. (All times are ET.) No coupon required. Sale prices will be reflected at checkout. Additional coupons cannot be used in conjunction with this sale.