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Frugal Friday: Frugal Fitness

Frugal Friday fitness

  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  When it comes to excuses about staying physically fit, time and money are two that tend to top the list.  You'll have to work out the time part of it, but I have some suggestions to help keep ... Read More →




6 Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

back-to-school

Yep, I said it..........Back to School! As a teacher, it's a bitter-sweet string of words:)  This year I will not only be shopping for my class, but also for my own first-grader.  Here are a few helpful tips to save money on your school shopping. 1. Shop with a plan.  Request your child's class ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 8/3/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: Finding Deals on Favorite Treats

favorite treats

As I try to feed my family of six for as little as possible, there’s not a lot of room in the budget for "extras".  By the time we get our protein and fresh produce, most of the rest of my budget goes toward what’s on sale with coupons that I can add to my stockpile.  When people ask about getting ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Frugal Living with Kids

Frugal Friday with kids

  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  It's no secret that raising kids is expensive.  As a mom of four, I'm definitely aware of this, and try to stretch every penny so that we can provide for our family the modest budget that ... Read More →


Spa Sleepover Birthday Party: DIY Lip Gloss, Bath Bombs, and Foot Scrub

Spa foot treatment

When my daughter came up with the idea of a Spa Sleepover birthday party, I was hoping I could find a few simple and fun spa treatments to create with and for her and her friends.  We decided on a relaxing foot treatment (complete with homemade fizzing bath bombs and exfoliating foot scrub) and ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 7/27/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Spa Sleepover Birthday Party: Food & Decorations

pink zebra party pack

Through the fall and winter, I always plan three “boy” birthday parties…and they are all boy!  That made it even more fun to play an oh-so-girly “Spa Sleepover Birthday” for my daughter and her friends as she turned 9 this summer.  They’re right on that line between little girls and starting to grow ... Read More →


Get 50 Bonus Box Tops for every 10 items with Receipt Rewards!

Boxtops Receipt Rewards

Box Tops for Education has a new program called Receipt Rewards, which lets you earn 50 eBoxTops for your school when you submit a receipt with 10 participating items.  Just take a photo of your receipt (with qualifying items marked) with your smartphone or camera, and text or email the photo ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: Do a Stockpile Checkup!

stockpile checkup

Sooo....anyone else have a few boxes of cereal they need to store? ;)  Now's as good a time as any to do a quick check of the items in your stockpile and take inventory of  what you have, what you might need, and what you need to get rid of. As I checked my basement shelves last week, I was ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Frugal Friday healthy eating

  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  Today, let's take a look at healthy eating on a budget.  I've heard some people say that they don't bother with coupons because coupons are just for processed food.  While there's some truth ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 7/20/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Saving on Gasoline

Frugal Friday gasoline

  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  I love living "out in the country," and I love having a big family.  I also love that our family camps and uses our boat for spring-summer-fall fun.  The only downside to all those things is ... Read More →


Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A: Free food when you dress like a cow!

chickfila

Time to bust out your cow suits!  Dress like a cow today and get free chicken at Chick-fil-A today! (July 11).  If you're in cow attire "from head to hoof," you get a free meal, and if you have just a little cow attire, you'll still get a free entree.  If the whole family dresses up, the whole ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 7/13/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →