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DealPro Blog RoundUp- 5/2

By (view all posts by ashleywade)
at 12:30PM Wednesday May 2, 2012
under DealPro Tips

Happy Wednesday! This week in our DealPro roundup, we've got everything from recipes for homemade crackers to planning for retirement. Read on to find out some of our favorite tips.

Coupons Are All Around Have you ever heard someone complain that there aren't any good coupons available? Look around! We're all familiar with clippable coupons in the newspaper insert, however we may not all be following our favorite brands on Facebook to receive exclusive offerings. Deals are everywhere, and if you disagree, then you may not be looking in the right places.

FAQ About Coupons: 1 Per Purchase Or Transaction If you're new to grocery couponing, some of the fine print on the coupon can be confusing.  What exactly does "One coupon per customer" mean? Can I only use one coupon for everything I'm purchasing? Can I only use this coupon on one item? DealPro GroceryShopForFree explains the details.

Tips To Avoid Brand Loyalty Do you always reach for the Crest tube on the toothpaste aisle, regardless of the price? Have you ever thought about why that is? Many of us grew up using particular brands and out of habit, have stuck with them.

Homemade Wheat Crackers If you enjoy Wheat Thins, grab your apron and head to the kitchen to see if you can whip up something similar. This easy to follow recipe by DealPro LittleHouseLiving yields delicious results.

Roasted Vidalia Onion Blossoms Looking to spice up the steak and potatoes routine you've fallen into? These sweet onion blossoms are a nice alternative to the deep fried version typically served in restaurants, and make for a nice side at the dinner table.

Your Retirement Income Plan: Do-It-Yourself or Hire a Professional Did you know that a retirement income plan is different from saving for retirement? If you're not sure where to start with your plan, this article is a quick read that can give you some insight.

Save Money on Gas ~ Tips on How to Increase Time Between Fill-ups While it's common knowledge that using the air conditioner is a quick way to use up gas, most people don't know that having the windows down can actually burn more, because of the drag on the vehicle. This article highlights ways to increase your MPG, such as utilizing cruise control.

Free Summer Reading Programs With school out for summer soon, parents are looking for new ways to keep kids entertained. Some kids may complain that they don't enjoy reading, so programs like these are perfect to help you incentivize them to read.

Costco Membership- Is It Worth It? If you've debated the pros and cons of joining Costco, here are some more pointers to help you with your decision.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Do's and Dont's Just in time for finals, May 7th kicks off the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week. Apples may be immortalized in TV and films as being an appropriate gift, but we think that's a little old school (not to mention cheap). Check out this guide to help you pick out a gift for your child's favorite teacher, without spending a fortune.

Lowest Organic Food Prices? If you've ever bought groceries at Whole Foods, or "Whole Paycheck" as it's lovingly referred to, then you know that buying organic, while great for your health, can put a major dent in your wallet. 11Alive reporter and DealPro Valerie shops around to show you how to slash prices when buying organic.