Trip to the Store for Beginners

So after sitting at work for an hour and a half and no client showing I left. Realizing I forgot to pull out the turkey sausage it was either fast food or a trip to the Kroger’s. Off to Kroger’s I went. Here’s some tips on what I do.

  1. First and foremost always have your store card
  2. Go with a list( I didn’t)
  3. Browse the paper for 10 for 10 deals and make a plan.
  4. Bring Coupons( I leave mine in my console so I remember them)
  5. Look for in store sales that may not be listed.
Had no plan other then find dinner. Had my card and was on a mission. After filling my cart I only used one coupon but because I shopped the 10 for 10 sale the end result was I saved $25.00 on my grocery bill.
One mistake newbies that use coupons or that are new to shopping the 10 for 10 sales make is they assume that you have to buy 10 of something. Only way you have to buy 10 of something is if they do a promo where you buy 10 participating items to get the price. Most times these items you buy every trip anyways. I saved 85.00 last time just buy shopping only 10 participating items on that trip, this cut my Thanksgiving dinner by half.

Transferring and Upgrade

Through browsing around on different blogging sites across I came to a site that is all about helping fellow mommy bloggers. Pretty sweet right? It gets even better, in signing up for what I thought was a newsletter I was given the holy grail. One year of free hosting of my blog. Now that my friend is not cheap and extremely generous in my book. In the next week the blog posts from Blogger will be transferred to WordPress. Don’t worry it will not effect my posting or anything I just got to get my geek on and relearn how to format and reuse WordPress because it has been years. 

Follow up to an email I don't Remember Receiving

I am not sure what this Everday Family is that I magically “signed” up for but man am I glad I did. Two of the items that day were a baby sling and a car seat canopy. Paid like $11 for each and figured if I never received the products then it’s only $11.00 I’m out.

 

The other day I went to the location I have my mail sent to(different then my home) and bam! The sling was here. Sure enough, it fit and two the quality was pretty good. Granted I can’t use it until this summer but for $11.00 this mama to be is happy. Below I will have the link so you can check it out yourself.

 

Happy Shopping y’all 🙂

 

Seven Everyday slings

Follow up to an email I don’t Remember Receiving

I am not sure what this Everday Family is that I magically “signed” up for but man am I glad I did. Two of the items that day were a baby sling and a car seat canopy. Paid like $11 for each and figured if I never received the products then it’s only $11.00 I’m out.

 

The other day I went to the location I have my mail sent to(different then my home) and bam! The sling was here. Sure enough, it fit and two the quality was pretty good. Granted I can’t use it until this summer but for $11.00 this mama to be is happy. Below I will have the link so you can check it out yourself.

 

Happy Shopping y’all 🙂

 

Seven Everyday slings

EXTRACARE BUCKS ARE YOUR FRIEND

So the other day my friend was telling me how she saves on the cost of diapers. Basically she stockpiles her Extracare Bucks from CVS. To test this out I tried for myself. Here’s what I did:

  1. Scan the CVS paper for items that you get the amount of EB’s as the item cost. So batteries are $3.65 right now and you receive $3.65 in EB’s. 
  2. Hold on to them for a bit. They expire about two wees after you get them. 
  3. Scanned the paper on Sunday and seen that Pamper’s Swaddlers were $8.49. 
  4. Went in search of items to get the EB’s, they had all the items I would use but two. 
  5. Went to a different location informed them what i was looking for. They said they would honor the EB’s for those products just a different quanity. I wanted one 3m hook but ended up buying the double back. 
  6. Cashed out and they EB’s didn’t print so the manager came over and manually printed them. 
  7. Get home only to notice because of the error the system tripled my EB’s to $6.00 instead of $2 🙂
  8. Went back yesterday for the diapers but the sale ended on Wednesday. That’s ok. 
  9. The diapers were $9.49 for Pampers NB size.
  10. I had $8.00 in EB’s plus the NB size had a $10.00 coupon in the inside. 
  11. Out of pocket expense was $1.49 after EB’s. With the $10.00 coupon inside I made money to the turn of $8.71 just to buy a pack of diapers. 
So Extracare Bucks are essentially free money that CVS gives you. If you play your cards right you can save some money on daily essentials. 

Savings Thank You Email I Don't Remember Signing Up For

So I got an email from EverydayFamily. I don’t know who they are or how I am affiliated with them but I am. There still is about five pages of crap I need for Em seening she’s my first to make it this far. Two of the items (car seat canopy and sling) I got a promo code for. All I had to do was pay shipping and handling and I got both items for under $30.00

 

http://www.carseatcanopy.com/

 

This is the first one. Type in the Promocode “Family2012” and from 49.95 it goes to 12.90 no joke

 

https://www.sevenslings.com

 

This is the second item I got for s/h costs. Plug in the code “familybump” and get the sling for 11.40 I think I paid. You can opt for the insurance in case you get the wrong size. Considering I needed the biggest size even if I wasn’t pregnant I opted out. Saved $3.50 in the process.

 

Pass them on to friends and family members. Once I get the products I will for sure post them. The car seat canopy in the style I got is on back order until December 5th or 6th they said.

 

Stephanie

Savings Thank You Email I Don’t Remember Signing Up For

So I got an email from EverydayFamily. I don’t know who they are or how I am affiliated with them but I am. There still is about five pages of crap I need for Em seening she’s my first to make it this far. Two of the items (car seat canopy and sling) I got a promo code for. All I had to do was pay shipping and handling and I got both items for under $30.00

 

http://www.carseatcanopy.com/

 

This is the first one. Type in the Promocode “Family2012” and from 49.95 it goes to 12.90 no joke

 

https://www.sevenslings.com

 

This is the second item I got for s/h costs. Plug in the code “familybump” and get the sling for 11.40 I think I paid. You can opt for the insurance in case you get the wrong size. Considering I needed the biggest size even if I wasn’t pregnant I opted out. Saved $3.50 in the process.

 

Pass them on to friends and family members. Once I get the products I will for sure post them. The car seat canopy in the style I got is on back order until December 5th or 6th they said.

 

Stephanie

Premise of Blog

Hi Everyone,

The premise of this blog is to share my experiences on how I save money. With the economy everyone can use to save money these days. As the birth of my first child is coming near I have learned to be even more frugal than I have been. New things like mom to mom sales are a regular in my life and vocabulary. 


To give a little background on myself. I have always been cautious when it comes to money. Life was good back in the early 2000’s when I had a great paying job then I injured my back and since then it has been one slippery slope since. My current career I am on a fixed income which goes up and down based on the economy. In 2009 I discovered I had Melanoma. Went through one heck of a surgery and ultimately couldn’t work for a year because my body was rejecting the chemo yet I still had to go through it to get to the other side. I am happy to say I am Cancer free but as a result frugal became my new middle name. Living off food stamps was embarrassing but needed.While on food stamps I fed 3 grown adults on less than $200 a month. This included Amish chicken, Angus Beef and a lot of the produce was organic. So you can eat healthy and still save money. As a result I learned how to coupon, shop sales and even pay off a little bit of my accumulating debt. 


So why the blog? There are a lot of reasons for this blog. Mainly it is to share how I save my family money so others can use the tricks and tips to do the same in their family. I also need the creativity to satisfy my ADD. Plus it’s just fun 🙂


What to expect?

 

  • Ways to save on your grocery bill
  • DYI fun
  • Creative projects
  • Recipes
  • Mommy Tricks
  • Ways to pay off debt

So welcome to Stephanie’s Savvy Tips enjoy!