Monday, October 19, 2009

Pack a Lunch!

Pack a lunch. If you purchase your lunch each day chances are, it is not very healthy and if it is…it is costing you a pretty penny. Think about it – avg $10/day for lunch, where if you made it at home it might cost about $3 or even better if you brought leftovers – cost $1. This can add up very quickly $7 savings per day ($10 - $3) times 5 days/wk = $35 x 4 wks /month = $140 per month just for lunch!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gas Prices are Soaring!!

Walk! These day gas prices are skyrocketing. This is sort of a hidden expense as we don’t think about that quick trip to the store, or the quick trip to school back and forth everyday as costing much money. Trust me – these little trips add up quickly and are a direct cost to you each time. Walk your kids to school everyday, walk to the store that’s just a couple blocks away to pick up the milk. This will save you money and has the added bonus of taking off those inches too!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stay out of the Mall!

Stay out of the Mall!! A lot of people use the mall as a past time. Once you are there it is way too tempting to purchase things, especially if they are on sale. This is what vendors want to happen. Stay out of the mall and the temptation is not there.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Leave kids at home

Don’t bring your kids grocery shopping. Kids have a way of filling up your grocery cart with all kinds of unhealthy snacks and unneeded items. Leave them at home it will save you some money!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Buy One Get One Coupons

Tammy Says,

My sister and I always meet for breakfast. We use buy one get one coupons for the meals and it cuts the bill in half.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Planning Meals Ahead

elaine said...

here's a thought plan your meals ahead and then make a grocery list of the items you don't already have. You can end up with a real system.... see what is on sale that week........ plan the weeks menus using as much of the big price sale items as possible.........check what you have on whats left ... you will always save money. when you are hungry for something put it on a want to have list and when the main ing. come on sale that's when you have it.

Eat before you Shop

Eat before you go grocery shopping. So many people head to the grocery store hungry…bad idea! When we are hungry we tend to buy everything in site that might satisfy our cravings. Eat first and it will help you stick to your list and your needs.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Make Lists

Check out your cupboard and fridge and make a list before going to the grocery store. This will cut down on purchases of unneeded items and will also help you to find out where the savings are and purchase from store with the best deals.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Read all flyers and cut coupons. You might be in the habit of going to your same grocery store week after week, but this could be costing you. Read all the flyers that come to your door and check out all the deals, set a list and plan of where you will purchase these items. Also check out on-line coupons for common items you buy week after week – ie) diapers, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, etc.

Post some good coupon links in my comments!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Buy In Bulk...

Buy in bulk and freeze and/or store away. You can find great savings in buying in bulk, just make sure you remember that you have it and stock up from your own supplies once it runs out.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Look for discounts on meat in your grocery store and freeze. This a great way
to save money as meat is expensive, but freezes and unfreezes easily and
still gives Quality taste.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Eat In...

Eat in – making your own food and eating at home can save tremendous amounts of money and improve your health. Eating out is expensive!! You could likely make the same meal for a quarter of the cost. Look online for interesting recipes – you can also find sites that teach you to make great meals on an economic budget!