Ziplist: Making Grocery Shopping Easy

I hate grocery shopping. It is falls only second to laundry on my list of household duties I would rather not do. I never know what I am buying because I never have a well planned list. I try looking up recipes to find fun new ideas and form lists based off of that. Yet, I am always forgetting something at the store. It doesn’t help having a family who is picky about what they eat so the question, “What’s for dinner?” is never pleasant to answer. What I end up doing is spending more money on buying foods I … Continue reading

Getting Things Done…With a Preschooler

I got the Bad Mom Award yesterday. My daughter nominated me for it after I’d been trying to get a workshop organized for 2 hours, with a total of about 30 minutes work achieved. I work from home part of the time – writing, editing, and creating workshops about environmental education. Today I got the Bad Mom Award because I’d asked my husband to play with my daughter for a couple of hours. Unfortunately, Sunday afternoon was the only time he had available, and my daughter was tired after a busy day. I badly needed to get work done – … Continue reading

Do You Buy Food Delivered by Mail?

I do. Not everyday groceries, mind you. Most of what I order is stuff I can’t find in my favorite grocery stores. Take this acai (pronounced a-sigh-ee) stuff I ordered the other day from Acai Roots. Getting an Acai Fix I read an article about the benefits of acai berries, which come from Brazil and are supposed to be among the most nutritious and antioxidant rich foods on the planet. I’ve been buying Bolthouse’s Bom Dia line of acai drinks, but a friend of ours who’s from Brazil turned us on to Acai Roots’ product because it’s supposedly an even … Continue reading

Save on Paper: Take Advantage of Junk Mail

In an earlier blog, Save on Paper: The Three Best Ways, I covered the top three easy ways that we can conserve and reuse paper. There was a lot of nice feedback from members. You are definitely a sophisticatedly frugal bunch. Demanding, too, but that is what I really like. And the demands are all good! So in response, I thought I would post even more ways to save paper, this time focusing on taking advantage of that phenomena that plagues modern mankind…junk-mail! Don’t forget to leave comments on the blogs. While I always check my private messages, comments … Continue reading

More On MyGroceryDeals.Com

In addition to offering the sales ad browsing feature, the shopping list creator, the allergy flagger and several other options, also has a coupon printer. The software download is spam free, downloads quickly and there are literally tons of coupons to choose from. Check mark what you want, and print them out. Seems easy enough! That was really the only problem I had though. After checking off the coupons I hit print and it told me my printer was set up to “save” which it is not, and I had a lot of trouble getting them to print. So … Continue reading

Rebates – Getting Started

Now that you have read my rebate blogs (hopefully), you are probably excited and want to get started right away. However, wherever do you find all those rebates? Following are some tips on finding mail in rebate forms. *Check in your Sunday coupon inserts. *Check your local drug stores, such as Longs, Rite-Aid or Walgreen’s. They have monthly rebate programs, which are easy to follow. *Look in your grocery store for products which might have rebates on them or on tearpads, which might contain rebate forms. *You can also trade for rebate forms. Rebates are just like coupons and are … Continue reading

Kids Eat Free, Free Movie, and Tons of Coupons

Who doesn’t like to save money on their family expenses? Check out this week’s deals and take advantage of some good things that will make your budget happy. Chili’s Coupon: Kids Eat Free  I love kids eat free deals, because they help me take my family out for a meal, while still making it affordable. (Okay, really, I love it because it is a night when I don’t have to cook.) Now through October 2, 2013, Chili’s is offering a Kids Eat Free Coupon This coupon is valid for one free kid’s meal for adult entrée purchased and is valid … Continue reading

Where to Get Free Product Coupons

Getting free coupons or coupons for free items can really reduce your grocery bill. People who practice extreme couponing know where to get and how to use these coupons that get them free groceries. A free item coupon is one that you can redeem at the grocery store for the full cost of the purchase. There are many different ways to get free item coupons. Just make sure that you get them in legitimate ways. There are many counterfeit coupons out there. Sunday Coupon Inserts You can sometimes find free product coupons in the Sunday inserts. They don’t come around … Continue reading

Waste Less Time With These Tips

All home – based professionals have one thing in common, no matter what type of home – based business they have. All of us could use more time. There always seems to be a shortage of time, and we often feel like there are not enough hours in a day. While we can not create additional time, there are things that we can do here and there throughout the day to help us reclaim some of the time that we waste. Some of the things that we think are our greatest time savers can actually be big time wasters. For … Continue reading

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

When it comes to frugal living, fresh inspiration is often hard to find. Oh sure, we do what we can, from attempting a budget to washing out baggies in order to save money. Often, the problem, though, is that we aren’t armed with a solid start to finish plan. Crystal Paine’s book, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget gives you that plan, and explains the importance behind each step. I haven’t seen anything this good since Amy Dacyczyn’s The Tightwad Gazette, a book on frugal living that has now pretty much obtained cult status. Paine’s book, however, is updated with more … Continue reading