Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you all are having a great week and are ready to see what we have for The Best Grocery Deals Starting October 11th, 2017. This past Monday we had some Columbus Day sales that many people were taking advantage of. I am hoping this week we will have some equally great deals to go after. Let’s jump into what is on sale this week..
The Best Grocery Deals Starting October 11th, 2017
My love for makeup is never ending. As a matter of fact I just had a friend come over not that long ago who helped me organize an entire dresser drawer of nothing but cosmetics and it still doesn’t all fit! While I love my makeup, I do not usually buy high-end products. Don’t get me wrong, I love many higher end lines. I simply do not like the price tag that come along with them. So I tend to shop drugstores for my fetish of makeup. I thought I would share 5 Of My Favorite Cosmetics Sold At Wal-Mart to give you a look at some of the products I love that are affordable.
What To Buy After Christmas
After Christmas is my favorite time for shopping and finding great deals. A great way to get a head and spend less money each year is to shop after Christmas clearance. This allows you to get about half off the price and have items on hand for next year. Below is a list of What to Buy After Christmas. Most stores start clearance of Christmas items the day after Christmas.
Easy Fall Decorating Ideas
Maybe it’s the leaves on the ground, the craft fairs every weekend, the beautiful colors, the slightly cooler air, the pumpkins every where, the smell of wood burning in the bonfire, the delicious scents of pumpkin, apple and cinnamon in every store and every house, or maybe it just the all around great feeling it gives me. For whatever reason I LOVE FALL! If you love fall you will want to see some of these Easy Fall Decorating Ideas.
Years ago, when I first met my husband and even after my second baby, I didn’t think a lot about saving money. In fact I simply went day by day. I decided what was for dinner and I bought what we needed to make that meal. Never thinking to look at the cost of what I was buying. I simply went off what I knew how to make. (which at that point was very limited) As I look back now and ask myself “What were you thinking?” I could have been saving so much money all those years. I want to share with you Five Steps To Trim The Fat Off Your Grocery Budget.
These steps are things I have learned over the years. Some I may have mentioned in other posts, some may be common cents and some of you may be like I was back then and never thought about it. If I am being completely honest, I never use to think about any of these things before we had to start cutting down our budget. If I had we may have never gotten into the debt we did.
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So here is what I have learned over the past several years:
I am not always the Extreme Couponer. Actually, I slack a lot when it comes to coupons these days. Truthfully, I have gotten to where the majority of the coupons I use are for the things my family uses the most. So when there is sale combined with a coupon I like to stock up. I want to share with you the five things I always stock up on.
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Five Things I Always Stock Up On
Is it worth buying in bulk?
There is not a “one answer fits all” on this subject. I shop stores such as Sam’s Club, Costco and BJ’S in hopes of saving more money like a lot of others. Buy more save more right? Not always. So is Buying in Bulk saving you money?
I have spend a lot of time comparing prices to find out if we are saving money by buying in bulk. The question is: Are you Saving Money?
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While there are many products you can save money on when buying in bulk this isn’t always the case. You aren’t always getting a better price just because the packaging is bigger. There are some things you need to consider before buying in bulk.
We switched phone service over two years ago now and I couldn’t be happier! There are several reasons why we switched phone service. I want to share the benefits with you of shopping around for cell phone service. You do not need to pay hundreds of dollars a month to get good quality cell phone service. Here are some of the reasons we decided to switch to a pre-paid service.
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Reasons Why We Switched Phone Service:
Reason 1: Price
The price we were paying for my husband, my teenage daughter and myself to all have cell phones through a big company was ridiculous. These companies have added in a monthly charge for your phone. So add $20 per month per line to your bill. Plus they now add a fee for having a smart phone. So add another $10 per month per line. Since we switched we now only pay $45 a month per line! We are Saving over $150 a month . That is $1,800 a year!
So I have three kids and it just so happens that all their birthdays are around Christmas! My oldest boy will be 7 on November 26th, my youngest boy will be 5 on December 20th, and my daughter will be 16 on December 24th! This means we are throwing Kids Birthday Parties On A Budget every year.
The Holiday’s are a busy, hectic and crazy time for our family. As you can imagine, finances get tight this time of year. So I have to be creative with their Birthday parties. This can be tricky. Parties aren’t cheap.
There are so many places you can have a kids party. The problem is the cost! I find it hard come up with a place to host a party that I can afford. So I have come up with a list of a few places you might consider…
Why We Ditched Cable Television
My family has had cable t.v. for as long as I can remember and I thought it was great. I myself do not watch much t.v. at all. I would prefer music over television any day. My family however loves to watch television. Keep reading to find out “Why We Ditched Cable Television” and how we still get to watch all our favorite shows without the outrageous cost of a cable provider.
When we first set up service for cable t.v. and internet the price was great for both. We had it for years. We were supposed to have a contract with the price locked in for 5 years with unlimited wireless internet and a premium cable plan. Six months into this contract they limited us to a very small amount of internet usage causing us to have a $20 or more overage fee each month. I called almost every month for a year and kept upping our internet. We were paying over $160 a month!
Over the years I began to realize that most everything my husband and I watched was recorded. (with three kids and his crazy work schedule we simply can’t watch t.v. during the regular scheduled times) My daughter also would recorded her shows as well. The boys starting finding the shows they love on YouTube or Netflix. I also found that all of us watched Netflix more than anything on television. Why pay for something you do not HAVE to have? That was money down the drain! I finally had enough.