Spring Decorating Ideas on a Budget (Day 2)

I’m so excited about starting a new series on ways to save money – this time it’s a super-fun topic: Spring Decorating Ideas on a Budget!  Each day for the next 12 days, I’ll be sharing or linking to a way to freshen up your home for Spring on the cheap :)  Feel free to leave your ideas in the comments – we may include them in the list!

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Saving Money Tips: Eat at Home – The 10-Minute Trick

Saving Money Tips

Saving Money Tips

Several years ago, we ate out almost every meal.  After my family was faced with a job loss and multiple mortgages from spec homes not selling we had to make some changes. Otherwise, all the money I was saving on groceries would have been worthless.

I found that taking a couple of steps to prepare ahead of time, mealtime was much less daunting.  By cooking and freezing ground beef/turkey or chicken ahead of time you’ll cut down meal preparation time significantly.  I call it the The Ten Minute Trick – grab a zip-lock bag of precooked ground beef/turkey or chicken out of the freezer, pop it in the microwave for a minute to thaw then add to your favorite recipe. [Read more...]

Is Price Matching Worth it? How I Saved $6.15 on Produce!

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Since we started eating healthier this year, a large part of our grocery budget goes to fresh fruits and veggies.  To keep our grocery budget under control I typically make an Aldi run since they have such great prices on produce.  Since we had a list a mile long of projects we needed to tackle in our back yard I didn’t want to spend my afternoon running errands.  We had to go to Walmart to pick up light bulbs and a couple other items so I decided to price match the produce in this weeks Aldi’s ad.  I was surprised to see just how much money I saved.

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Publix Weekly Ad & Coupon Deals 5/1-5/7

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Here are the best deals this week at Publix, starting on 5/1.  There are some terrific deals this week like FREE Kotex, cheap Pampers Wipes, Q-Tips, Muller’s or Ronco Pasta, Crystal Light, and V-8 Splash.

-Thanks Passionatepennypincher!

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU SHOP:

 

  • Who do you consider a “Competitor”? (ie. Rite-Aid? Dollar General? Walgreens? Target? Food Lion? Harveys?)
  • Do you accept $/$$ Coupons from other stores? (ie. $2 off $5 of Produce)
  • Will you substitute your house brand with a competitor’s house brand? (ie. $1 off Food Lion Eggs=$1 off Publix Eggs)
  • Keep in mind that prices vary from region to region as well as coupon in the Sunday inserts!
  • Read about new Publix Coupon Policy here

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Rite Aid Ad & Coupon Deals 4/28-5/4

 

Rite Aid

Here are the deals from Rite Aid this week.  My favorite deals are FREE Zyrtec, Neosporin, M&Ms, cheap Dove Body Wash and All Clear Eye Drops.

Rite-Aid Shoppingl Hints:

  • Get *NEWEST* Rite-Aid Video Values Coupons by watching very short videos HERE
  • Read our helpful Posts about Getting Rainchecks and Beating the Drugstore Rush!
  • MANY small-town Rite-Aids have a smaller ad than you see here.  Their “Small” ad excludes some of the deals you see here – so make sure to pick up the ad at your store and CHECK before you buy!

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Publix Weekly Ad & Coupon Deals 4/24-4/30

Publix

Here are the best deals this week at Publix, starting on 4/24.  My favorite deals this week are cheap Right Guard, Kozy Shack Pudding, Green Giant Veggies, Bocca Products, and the 50% off on Quaker products Saturday & Sunday ONLY.

-Thanks Passionatepennypincher!

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU SHOP:

 

  • Who do you consider a “Competitor”? (ie. Rite-Aid? Dollar General? Walgreens? Target? Food Lion? Harveys?)
  • Do you accept $/$$ Coupons from other stores? (ie. $2 off $5 of Produce)
  • Will you substitute your house brand with a competitor’s house brand? (ie. $1 off Food Lion Eggs=$1 off Publix Eggs)
  • Keep in mind that prices vary from region to region as well as coupon in the Sunday inserts!
  • Read about new Publix Coupon Policy here

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Rite Aid Ad & Coupon Deals 4/21-4/27

 

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Here are the deals from Rite Aid starting 4/21.  My favorite deals are FREE toothpaste, cheap TreSemme, Kellogg’s Cereal, and Clorox Bleach.

Rite-Aid Shoppingl Hints:

  • Get *NEWEST* Rite-Aid Video Values Coupons by watching very short videos HERE
  • Read our helpful Posts about Getting Rainchecks and Beating the Drugstore Rush!
  • MANY small-town Rite-Aids have a smaller ad than you see here.  Their “Small” ad excludes some of the deals you see here – so make sure to pick up the ad at your store and CHECK before you buy!

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