Wednesday, February 4, 2009
**NOTE - I only listed samples that don't require you to sign up for other junk and I apologize if I missed anything!
Free Scissors.....thanks to I Am Frugal's blog
Escape from Winter giftpack....thanks to a ton of blogs
Always Infinity sample....thanks to Coupon Cravings
Benefiber sample...thanks to Coupon Cravings
Surf Laundry sample ....thanks to Coupon Cravings
White's Dog Food sample...thanks to Coupon Cravings
Yogi Tea (organic)....thanks to Affluent Pauper
Turtle Chex Mix ....thanks to Cherry Picker
Eucerin Calming Cream....thanks to the Centsible Sawyer
Total Cereal sample ....thanks to the Centsible Sawyer
Quaker Mini Delights sample ....thanks to I am a Money Magnet
Pantene Expressions sample ..... thanks to Sisterly Savings
Saturday, January 24, 2009
You know you can clip coupons from your local newspapers but did you know that you can get coupons straight from manufacturers and stores, and not just for grocery or pharmacy products?
One of the best websites for coupons and refunds of all kinds is Susan Samtur's Refundle Bundle as she shows where companies advertise their products, sometimes through cash incentives.
Samtur says some companies have on-going promotions for their products where a customer sends in box tops, labels, etc. directly to the company and gets a refund, which may be cash, gifts or free product coupons.
Samtur's website also offers the Refundle Bundle Magazine that contains hundreds of offers every month or there's the instant savings of her Select Coupon Club.
If retail coupons are your target, check out Coupon Surfer for coupons for stores like Gap, Target, Barnes & Noble, just to name a few. There's also a "Deal of the Day" on Coupon Surfer every day.
Your next stop should be the Hot Coupon World website. That's where you will find deals and more.
Hot Coupon World is a "community" of more than 100,000 shoppers across the U.S. where you can find deals, talk on forums and a coupon database for you to trade your coupons with others. The database has more than 60,000 coupons listed.
Then there's Refund Cents where you can download printable coupons from the website immediately.© 2009 WKYC-TV
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I did a quick run-thru last weekend and the price of milk, butter, flour, cheese, sugar already make it well worth it for me!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
One thing that's been buggin me about so many recent posts I've read about meal planning is that it seems like there are tons of families that are scrimping on food that they really enjoy just to save money. I just don't like that -- I want to eat what I want to eat...so I just find a way to do it. For us, if we avoid eating out or buying Starbucks/Caribou often, then there is more money in our budget to buy food products we enjoy and just eat them at home. As I read some food blogs out there, it makes me so grateful to have a husband who will eat leftovers or a bowl of cereal as an add-on to his dinner.
In the Cleveland area, there are tons of places to buy good food and ingredients from and not have to go without. I've found that at the rate I go through flour/butter/eggs/sugar/brown sugar, it's cost effective for me to buy from Costco. Well, actually my mama buys from Costco and I pay her back. (do this with girlfriends who have a wholesale membership) Sometimes my mama and I will buy something together and split it (think spices). Also, I buy all of my spices either from the Mediterranean Imported Foods stand in the Westside Market or from the Berlin Bulk Foods store in Amish Country. The Mediterranean Imported Foods stand has all sorts of exotic spices that you can buy as much as you want (like only 1/2 an ounce) and sells vanilla bean pods for $2 a piece (and they're usually 8 inches long). With those prices, my food budget remains in tact!