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Sonic: Half Priced Cones All Day Monday! (Sept. 22, 2014)

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

In celebration of National Ice Cream day, Sonic is offering half priced cones all day Monday, September 22, 2014!

 

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Free Nursing Cover (just pay shipping!)

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Get a free beautiful nursing cover from Uddercovers.com when you use promo code MYSAVINGS at checkout.  Just enter the code and you will see the price drop from $34.95 to $0.  You will then need to simply pay the cost of shipping which is $11.95.

These would make lovely baby gifts!

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The #1 {Free} Money Saving Tool….and why you should have it!

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

I had planned to publish a post today about why I love having a budget but decided to change my plans.  It’s not that I don’t think budgeting is a good idea, because I do and it’s something that I highly recommend.  It’s just that I’ve been realizing the last couple of months that there is something that I believe is even more important t than using a budget.  In fact, I think it’s safe to say that it is hands down your #1 money saving tool!

 

Your #1 Money Saving Tool

I’m convinced that your #1 money saving tool is a good attitude.  Here’s why.

1.  You Can Control It
There are lots of things that you can’t totally control when it comes to money.  You can’t totally control your expenses.  (Think accidents.)  You can’t control rising prices.  You can’t control the security of your job.  You can’t control sale prices.

But you can decide to make the best of your limited income.  You can decide to think outside the box when it comes to looking for ways to save.  You can decide to be willing to try new money making ideas.  And you can decide to wait to buy something until it’s on sale.  Your attitude is so incredibly important!

2.  It Enables You to be Willing to Learn and Change.
Your attitude can make or break you.  If you are convinced that you can’t do something, often, even though you are capable of doing it, you actually won’t just because you think you can’t.

Case in point:  When we got married almost 8 years ago, money was incredibly tight.  All that we had was about $1,000 cash (some of that was wedding gift money), 2 older cars and a few household furnishings to our name.  We were trying to live on as little as possible so that after covering the bare necessities, we could hopefully have a bit left over each month to put towards furniture.  (Yes, we got married without owning any).  We also had the crazy dream of purchasing a house within a year’s time too.  (And yes, we were crazy enough to actually end up doing that.)

Anyway, one night we were discussing amounts for a grocery budget and my husband suggested $200/mo.  I was appalled!  There was absolutely no way that I could get all the groceries that we needed for just $200 a month!  I was convinced that we’d be eating nothing but beans and rice and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for 30 days straight!  I was less than happy and my attitude was pretty awful.  I didn’t mind trying to be frugal but I was convinced that I was already doing all that I could to save on groceries.  And I’m ashamed to admit it, but for several months I felt and acted like a martyr as I half-hardheartedly tried to make that budget work.  I did my fair share of grumbling too!

Then one day, I happened across a blog that did coupon match-ups.  This blogger showed in detail how to combine coupons with sales at stores like CVS and Walmart to get things for free or really cheap.  I was amazed!  Suddenly keeping within our $200 grocery budget became a game and I enjoyed the challenge.  I started to coupon and before long I was also actively looking for more ways that I could creatively trim our grocery budget.  By our first anniversary, we were only spending around $150/mo. on groceries, toiletries and household items combined!

All it took was for my attitude to change.  I had to want to make it work. 

Over the last couple of years, I’ve interacted with hundreds of readers regarding money related issues.  And over and over again I’ve seen how attitude makes such a difference in how one looks at finances, especially in situations where money is tight.  Those that have the attitude that they can’t change a thing are often stuck and frustrated.  Those that face the situation with a good attitude often can manage to figure out a way to make it work, or at least survive.   No, it’s not a magic fix to every situation, but it does make a big difference!

How important do you think attitude is when it comes to money?  I’d love to hear from you!

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Cents of Style: Boots and Infinity Scarf just $32.95 Shipped!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Cents of Style: Boots & Scarf just $32.95 plus Free Shipping!

Cents of Style is running a sale where you can get a pair of boots and an infinity scarf for just $32.95 + free shipping when you use coupon code CELEBRATE at checkout!  The sale is valid through 9/14/14, while supplies last.

The boots are classy and black with a small heel and 3 buckle detailing. They are forgiving on a wide calf with more room than average. The infinity scarf comes in 8 beautiful colors and is a silk and poly blend, making it a perfect fall sweater scarf.

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Amazon: Finish Powerball Tabs Dishwasher Detergent $0.12 each!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

If you have a dishwasher, here’s a great deal on Finish Powerball Tabs Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent, 90 Count.  By combining a coupon with the Subscribe and Save option you can get them for as low as $0.12 a tablet.  Just to help you get an idea of how good of a price this is, it’s like paying $3.00 for a 25 ct. box of Finish tabs!

Amazon: Finish Powerball Tabs Dishwasher Detergent $0.12 each!

So here’s how to do the deal:

1.   Add Finish Powerball Tabs Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent, 90 Count $13.87 to your cart.

2.  Choose the Subscribe & Save option to save an additional 5%.

3.  Clip the 15% off coupon found below the price.  You will need to choose the Subscribe & Save option to use the coupon.  If you do not wish to continue receiving automatic shipments, be sure to cancel your subscription once your order arrives!

4.  If you want free shipping, add enough other products to your cart to make your cart total $35.00.  Of course if you have Amazon Prime your shipping will be free already.

5.  Pay for your purchase and wait for it to arrive at your door!

 

You might also like these Amazon deals:

* Huggies Wipes 648 ct. for $8.97

Amazon: Luvs Diaper Deal- diapers as low as $0.12 each

* Oversized Sunglasses for $2.59 shipped!

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