Whole Foods Mid-Atlantic Hot Deals Matchups 7/10-7/16

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Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic region Hot Deals are up!

  • Accepts 1 manufacture coupon per item
  • The Virginia Beach store allows coupon stacking – 1 manufacture and 1 Whole Foods store coupon per item
  • Whole Foods store coupons found online and in the Whole Deal Booklet in-store
  • Go digital with the New Way to Save at Whole Foods Market
  • Case Discounts of 10% off anything you can purchase by the case – 10% savings before coupons *inform cashier you are purchasing a case to ensure you get the discount!
  • Purchase the Whole Foods Market 2013 Calendar with over $40 in coupons
  • Bring your reusable shopping bag to receive 5¢ off per bag
  • See the Whole Foods Coupon Policy
  • Mid-Atlantic Region = DC, KY, MD, MRL, OH, PA & VA

Air-Chilled Split Chicken Breast VALUE PACK: 3 LBS OR MORE $2.99lb, Reg $3.99lb

WASHINGTON STATE Rainier Cherries $5.99lb, Reg $9.99lb

Boneless New York Strip Steaks and Roasts $13.99lb, Reg $17.99lb

Wild-Caught Fresh, Whole Black Sea Bass $5.99lb, Reg $8.99lb

Center-Cut Boneless Pork Chops & Roasts $5.99lb, Reg $7.99lb

EARTHBOUND FARM Organic 50/50 Mix (5 oz) 2 for $6, Reg. $3.99 ea
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Final: $2.50 each wyb 2

Roth Grand Cru Gruyère Shreds (5 oz) 2 for $7, Reg. $5.99 ea

SAFFRON ROAD Chickpeas Snacks (6 oz) $2.69ea, Reg. $3.99 ea
$1/1 Saffron Road Product, exp. 12/31/13 (Whole Foods Whole Planet Calendar 2013)
Final: $1.69 each

CALIFORNIA Organic Pluots $2.99lb, Reg. $3.99 lb

IN-HOUSE ROASTED Turkey Breast In assorted flavors $8.99lb, Reg. $12.99 lb

SAFFRON ROAD Frozen Entrées In select varieties. (11 oz) $3.99ea, Reg. $5.49 ea
$1/1 Saffron Road Product, exp. 12/31/13 (Whole Foods Whole Planet Calendar 2013)
Final: $2.99 each

VIRGINIA Donut Peaches $2.49lb, Reg. $3.99 lb

THREE SISTERS Cereals In select varieties. (12–15.5 oz) $2.69ea, Reg. $3.99 ea

SAFFRON ROAD Frozen Appetizers In select varieties. (8.25 oz) $6.99ea, Reg. $8.99 ea
$1/1 Saffron Road Product, exp. 12/31/13 (Whole Foods Whole Planet Calendar 2013)
Final: $5.99 each

GIFFORD’S Ice Cream In select varieties. (32 oz) $3.99ea, Reg. $5.99 ea

HUGO NATURALS Fizzy Bath Bombs In select varieties. (6 oz) $3.99ea, Reg. $4.99 ea
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Final: $2.99 each

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Where to Donate in Hampton Roads

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Finding great deals provides coupon users with the ability to give more for less.  When we think of giving, one of the first things that comes to mind is food.  Donating to a local food bank is a fantastic way to give back to others.  Food Banks are always in need of non-perishable food items.   Finding locations to donate food has become fairly easy.  Most schools, churches and grocery stores have collection boxes to make donating convenient.

It gets a bit harder to know where to donate hygiene products and gently used clothing.  Hygiene, household, clothing and other products are in high demand.  Below are a few places in Hampton Roads that accept these types of donations:

- Lighthouse Center:  825 18th St. in Virginia Beach is a good place to donate products such as clothing, hygiene and more.  Additionally, they pass on items to other donation locations. See a full list of  requested items here http://www.voaches.org/Give-a-Gift/Wish-List

- Community Alternatives Management Group:863 Glenrock Road in Norfolk, inside the ITT building.  Has low income housing for homeless/ disabled and they keep a stash of these types of items on hand for when people come into the office having needs.  http://www.comalt.org/va_services.html

- JCOC: In Virginia beach on the corner of Va Beach Blvd and Birdneck Rd. You can donate just about anything except clothes there. Food, toiletries, bus passes, paper goods and the like.  Here is a direct link to the list of accepted donations. http://jcoc.org/donate.html

- Samaritan House: Furniture, clothes, household goods, baby stuff, outdoor stuff, books. Almost everything.  It goes to their battered women and children shelter.  See some requested items and find locations here http://www.samaritanhouseva.org/how-to-help-wishlists.html

- Seton House -  a shelter for teens:  3333-28 Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach.  Need hygiene products and household products year round.  Click on the “wish list” link for specific requests http://www.setonyouthshelters.org/contribute/contribute_first_page.html

The Episcopal Church of the Advent: Located at 9629 Norfolk Ave. in Norfolk.  Accepts fresh, clean clothing.  Storage space is limited, so clothing must be seasonal.  Always is need to men’s clothing, shoes for adults, undergarments, and blankets. Also accept food and hygiene products such as toothpaste and soap.  MUST contact Sharon at 757-373-6210 to schedule a clothing donation drop-off.

Human Relief Organization (HRO): Located at 46 Towler Dr.  in Hampton. They welcome individuals to donate medication/supplies. http://humanrelief.net/ (Thanks to the comment below from K)

-YMCA: Numerous location for domestic abuse victims.  They need toiletries for families graduating out.  Like toilette paper, soap, etc. You can see a list of what they need here (Thanks Carlyn)

Don’t forget about our furry friends:

- Web of Life: West Road in Chesapeake.  Farm rescue for all kinds of animals.  Accept anything from patio cushions and old comforters to cleaning products, paper towels, stamps, dog and cat food, etc.

- Peninsula SPCA -  Their wish list includes: food and treats, pet toys/grooming, office supplies (sharpies, paper, etc.,) maintenance items (batteries, etc.,) cl…eaning supplies (bleach, paper towels, etc.) and they ask for items most of us would dispose of such as shoe boxes, cleaning rags, towels, or aluminum cans (they recycle for additional funds.)  http://www.peninsulaspca.com/newdonate.html You can find other SPCA’s in your city that will need similar donations!

Additionally, I found this link for locations in Virginia Beach and this link for several locations around Hampton Roads

If you know of a donation location in Hampton Roads, PLEASE leave a comment with the information

I would like to thank Heather and the comments on the Facebook page for some of these locations!

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Ask an Accountant: What is Net Profit?

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Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her series, Ask an Accountant! Sharon is married to an experienced accountant. We’re heading back into tax season so get your tax questions answered from a professional.

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It’s almost December so I know many of you may be scrambling to get your year end tax information organized.

Question:
I have a small business and I was wondering if I pay my taxes based on the income I earn or the income left after I have paid expenses?

Answer:

You would pay your taxes on the net profit. Net profit is calculated as follows:

Gross Revenues – Cost of Goods Sold (Direct Costs if a service business) – Operating Expenses (advertising, bank fees, rent, subcontractors, etc…) – Depreciation of Fixed Assets = Net Profit. Keep in mind that not all cash outflows are considered expenses. For example, purchase of inventory, sales tax payments, principal payments on loans, payroll withholding payments, loans or distributions to owner/member/shareholders, and personal income tax payments or estimated tax payments are not expenses.

Please keep in mind this post is for informational purposes only and answers given are very general. Do not rely on this column for definite tax answers as many things depend on individual circumstances. Please contact your personal accountant or financial advisor for your particular situation.

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Ask an Accountant: Do You Claim Yard Sale Earnings?

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Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her series, Ask an Accountant! Sharon is married to an experienced accountant. We’re heading back into tax season so get your tax questions answered from a professional.

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Question:
Do I have to claim money I make in a yard sale?

Answer:

Basically, the occasional garage sale does qualify for the exclusion from income due to the fact you normally sell your personal effects at a loss, and you can’t take a loss on this sale. In the event you sold something at a profit (highly unlikely, but could happen) you would have to report the gain :)

Please keep in mind this post is for informational purposes only and answers given are very general. Do not rely on this column for definite tax answers as many things depend on individual circumstances. Please contact your personal accountant or financial advisor for your particular situation.

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Ask an Accountant: Mileage Rate Deductions

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Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her series, Ask an Accountant!  Sharon is married to an experienced accountant.  We’re heading back into tax season so get your tax questions answered from a professional.

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Question:

I travel quite a bit to teach coupon classes. Can I deduct the mileage? If so, what are the rates?

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Ask an Accountant: Meal Deduction for Bloggers

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Do you have a tax question? Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her series, Ask an Accountant! Sharon is married to an experienced accountant. Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round. 

As the end of the year approaches many people start thinking of deductions to lower their tax expense.

Question:
I own a cooking blog and blog about recipes and my family meals. Can I deduct the cost of the ingredients needed for the food shown on my site?

Answer:

Here are some questions you need to ask yourself. Your answers will determine deductions.

1. Is the blog a business (profit motive) or a hobby (not profit driven)?

2. Only 50% of meals & entertainment are deductible for business purposes, so I would not deduct any more than that. This also assumes the meal is consumed by the family after being posted on the website.

3. If a business, then I would deduct 50% of the cost of the meals used on the website in the month they were cooked & eaten. If a hobby, you can only deduct expenses equal to the hobby income, so the best case scenario you would report a net 0 profit (can’t have a hobby loss). In the hobby scenario, I would still only deduct 50% of the cost of the meals.

This post is for informational purposes only and answers given are very general. Do not rely on this column for definite tax answers as many things depend on individual circumstances. Please contact your personal accountant or financial advisor for your particular situation
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Ask an Accountant: Claiming Attorney & Accountant Fees

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Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her series, Ask an Accountant!  Sharon is married to an experienced accountant.  Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.

Question:

I am a blogger who has recently set my site up to be a “business”. This required seeking advice from lawyers and an accountant. Can I deduct the fees I was charged for this advice?

Answer:

Yes. This would fall under legal and professional fees. As long as your meetings were business related, they are considered ordinary and necessary business expenses. However, there are certain legal expenses that are considered “start up costs”. The cost of getting started before operations have begun are considered capital costs and are recovered over time. Since many bloggers start their sites before “becoming a business”, this usually doesn’t apply.

*Please keep in mind this post is for informational purposes only and answers given are very general. Do not rely on this column for definite tax answers as many things depend on individual circumstances. Please contact your personal accountant or financial advisor for your particular situation.

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Ask an Accountant: IRS Audit Selections

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Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her series, Ask an Accountant!  Sharon is married to an experienced accountant.  Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.

Question:
My sister and law, brother in law and my husband all recently got letters from the IRS asking for all of this documentation from previous tax years. For my sister in law they are requesting information for 3 years, for my brother in law 2 years and for my family one year. We all get your taxes done by the same person. They are asking for copies of children’s birth certificates, marriage licenses, etc. How and why does the IRS determine to audit individuals?

Answer:

There are many circumstances surrounding the IRS audit selections. The IRS enters all tax return information into a software shortly after they receive the return and the software performs some calculations to determine reasonableness of the return compared to prior years and other tax returns similar. The returns are allowed a certain “variance” from the norm. If the return falls outside of this variance, it is “flagged for audit”. Another circumstance would be if there are several partner/member/shareholders of a business considered a”pass-through” entity that business return is amended or audited, then partner/member/shareholders may also be audited to reflect the changes on the business return.

Another instance, if you were to prepare your return with whole, round numbers (i.e. expenses listed as Auto Expense 4,000; Professional Fees 8,000 etc..this is an immediate “red flag” (I have seen this more than once). There may be a blatant error on the return, or an error not so obvious at first glance.

It is a little reassuring that you only received a letter, and not a personal visit from the IRS. If you provide copies of the documentation requested, and cooperate fully, you should have no problem other than if the return was prepared incorrectly.

*Please keep in mind this post is for informational purposes only and answers given are very general. Do not rely on this column for definite tax answers as many things depend on individual circumstances. Please contact your personal accountant or financial advisor for your particular situation
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5 Money Saving Tips for New Parents

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The following is a guest post from Munveer:

A new baby is an incredibly exciting arrival – but a costly one at that. As a new parent, you may be on the look out for some simple ways to save some money. Here’s a quick look at a few ways you could preserve the pennies

• Re-useable nappies

These are generally a cheaper alternative to disposable nappies – with the added benefit of being kinder to the environment. By the time a baby is potty trained it will probably have had more than 4000 nappy changes. With that in mind, real nappies could save you some serious money. In addition, real nappies can be up to 40% better for the environment than disposables. Not convinced? Check out the Go Real website for lots more info.

•Look out for offers

Many stores and organisations promote a family orientated outlook with regular family discounts, coupons and voucher schemes. Look out for specific parenting clubs designed to help mums and dads make savings. Check in with your regular shops to see if there are any incentives or free offers available throughout the year.

•Homemade food

As a cheaper alternative to pre-packaged baby food, you could try preparing your own at home. There are hundreds of quick, easy and healthy recipes to be found in bookshops or online.

For convenience, use ice cube trays to freeze puréed foods. Each cube should be roughly one ounce and can normally be stored in sealed bags to be used within two months. This means you can make large batches of food and then use it as and when you need it.

• Contents insurance

Don’t forget to update your contents insurance now you’re a new parent. With all the expensive new purchases for you baby (prams, cots, furniture, toys etc.) your current level of contents cover may be insufficient. Having adequate contents insurance in place can help make sure you’re not left out of pocket should you need to replace or repair items in your home.

• Shop around

Many people stick with the same providers and same old routines out of habit – meaning they don’t always get the right or best deal for them. Make sure you regularly compare prices for all your outgoings, whether it’s for electricity prices or your home insurance. The web is a vast and convenient resource for online comparison – you can even check you’re getting the best deal on your groceries with mysupermarket.co.uk.

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