As promised every Tuesday will be outlining some of the deals available. This is my shopping trip of savings this week at Target. I was really disappointed this trip so Target may be off the rotation for a bit!
These coupons were found at target.com and Target mobile which you can sign up for here!
Almay makeup remover $1.47 – $1.00 = $.47
Gray tank $6.00 -$3.00 off coupon = $3.00
Purple shirt $6.00 – 20% off coupon = $4.80
Cotton balls $.99 -$.50 = $.49
-$1.00 off both =$.50 each!
Coke $3.33 (someone must have been thirsty!)
Total = $14.36 savings of $13.69!
(sorry about the poor picture quality. Used my phone.)
I had a small shopping trip this week to Walmart and these were my best finds.
Pampers 72 count baby wipes $1.97 minus $.75 off one coupon = $1.22
Kings Hawaiian hamburger buns $1.98 minus $1.00 off one coupon = $.98
Ivory soap $1.24 minus $1.00 off one coupon = $.24
Revlon emery boards $1.87 minus $1.00 off one coupon = $.87
Total $3.31 saving $3.75.
Every Tuesday I will be sharing my savings with you to further motivate saving money! Some weeks are bigger than others.
I’d love to see links in the comments regarding your savings!
So I tried to clean out the cupboards tonight and had luck. I used a Kikkoman stir-fry mix (that I bought with a coupon for free of course) added chicken, carrots and frozen peas over white rice. It was delicious, simple and budget friendly.Other things on the menu this week!
The giant onion I scored at the Amish farm stand made for a nice side dish last night. Using this recipe as my base I attempted to expand my challenge to a more homemade menu. It was very time consuming/messy allowing the rings to drip dry before coating them in breadcrumbs but they were so good. We choose to bake them instead of fry.
In an effort to further our health and wealth I will begin menu planning every Monday. I have been told this is one of the greatest grocery budgeting steps you can take. So here is this coming weeks(a little late I know) menu with new homemade perseverance!
BBQ crock pot chicken, peas and semi-homemade rolls
Steak on the grill, grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes
Right now there is a new Recyclebank 25 points available by taking the Dasani quiz. If you are unfamiliar with this site it offers high value coupons in exchange for learning to be more green in daily life. It also encourages companies to reward consumers for such actions.
Great saving option for health supplements and beauty products is Vitacost. I love Kiss My Face soap and have had trouble finding it here. This company offers it and a free $10.00 credit when you sign. For those looking to save some money on supplements it is a great option as well.
So the husband and I will be having a Yardsale this weekend and I would love to share some of my tips for a great sale.
1. I learned from our last sale that you must start early!This is so important since “salers” are early risers. They try to get out early to find the best items before everyone else. If you want traffic I advise a 7 am or 8 am start time.
2. Be organized! No one wants to dig. I thought I’d I grouped the baby clothes all together someone would look through them for the size they wanted. Nope they glanced and moved on quickly if they didn’t see what they wanted. So I learned the hard way to group the clothes by size, style and item. I sold much more much faster.
3. Talk. How ackward is it to browse a selection with a seller leering at you. A friendly disposition pays off in the end. And you might find a way to offer them more. “You have a son? I have a ton of boys clothes here.” It helps, trust me!
4. Have change. People rarely carry cash nowadays so if they have anything it’s probably fresh out of the ATM. If you don’t have change you’ll probably lose their money all together.
5. This I can not stress enough, advertise. Signs just don’t cut it anymore. Still use them in addition to more new age attempts. Many towns have a yard sale Facebook page or Craigslist devotion. Utilize these.
6. Remember to price reasonably. People expect to get a deal. You do not have to give things away but think what you would pay second hand for these items.
7. Set a sale for several days. If you can have a Saturday and Sunday or Friday and Saturday sale. You will get different traffic on each day.
8. Be negotiable. Haggling is fun. Try it!
Good luck with your sale. I’d love to hear some additional tips in the comments!
So I know I haven’t made much of an effort to update lately and that is changing, promise. Life has been so full and busy lately that I have set my priorities in line and everything else falls by the way side. As of late I have not made myself a priority. I haven’t had time. There are new baby appointments and older baby appointments and things to cook, people to comfort, sun to soak and laughs to good to miss for me to sit and just be. But I will say now that I have just sat and relaxed…ahhhh. That is better.
Father’s Day passed without a word from One Loved American Girl! I apologize Dads. Happy belated Father’s Day. It takes an amazing person to lead a family!
This past month we have set some pretty life altering goals. God has blessed us greatly and in order to bless others we have to be great stewards of ALL our resources. After all you can not give out what you yourself do not have. To begin we decided to implement greater savings tools to help stretch the dollars further. We pray to make a greater difference in the lives of others by first creating a difference in our home. I have to admit it is not always easy walking the tight road and we sometimes fumble but the end reward will be worth it.
Our little one is growing steady and my heart bounds with all the stories I wait to read. Hopefully they will one day carry these stories around as unrelentingly as I did some years ago.
The list of things I hope to accomplish this week is long so here goes!
1. Perfect a dessert. I have no idea how I have managed to skim through life this far without having a go to up my sleeve. Leaning towards Red Velvet Cake mmmmm…
2. Have a yard sale. This is quite the underground activity I must say. I never knew!
3. Find a used book store. I very much miss such a place.
4. Start up my quilt again. It is nagging me from the hall closet. Time I answered.
5. Make hand print art with the little one for family.
Happy goal achieving this week. I hope to be busy!
Mmm…how I craved one tonight! I bought a small five pound bird for a small price and am already considering all the things I can make with the leftovers. As I stated in my guest post on moneysavingmom.com I love cooking chicken. It can be repurposed so many ways. Here are my top ten.
1. Sliced Chicken and gravy. This was one of my Mother’s third day leftover favorites. After serving the Chicken for two days she would often whip up her favorite gravy with flour, chicken stock and butter in a skillet on the stove. She would then simmer the meat for a few minutes to repurpose it into a whole new meal!
2. Chicken salad sandwich. There are a million go to varieties of this meal. My preferred having low fat mayo, diced red grapes and celery on a whole wheat roll.
3. Chicken soup. After picking all meat off the bone you can add noodles, a variety of vegetables and the chicken to stock you easily have a kitchen go to!
4. Chicken tacos. After having made these using a variety of spices I discovered my husbands favorite using McCormick’s spicy taco packets and very small pieces of diced chicken breasts.
5. Chicken fajitas. Again these can be made simply with a pre made spice packet in you grocery aisle and a few other ingredients.
6. Chicken and dumplings. Left over roast chicken is perfect for this recipe!
7. Chicken and enchiladas. Also a great use for leftovers for here.
8. Classic chicken sandwich. I love shaved chicken breast, mayo, tomato and lettuce on wheat bread. The real reason my “eating for two” self roasted a chicken tonight. Amazing!!
9. Chopped chicken salad. Veggies get a protein kick with this addition.
10. A chicken casserole. With the meat already made you can easily whip one up in less than 30 minutes in one pan. An ideal meal.
By buying a whole chicken instead of breasts you can save up to 50% off. With a little creativity and a few on hand ingredients you can serve the cooked meat many different ways before you family tires of frugality. What are your favorite ways to repurpose a chicken?