Organizing your coupons can be more challenging than actually using
them! However, taming that paper monster is crucial for for
success. Here are three different methods to try.
1. The Traditional Binder Clipping Method:
Buy an enormous three ring binder and fill it with baseball card
holders or clear pencil cases that zip. Organize your
coupons by category, such as produce, health and beauty, canned
goods, frozen, etc. I like to keep my binder organized by
aisles in the store, so produce is first, followed by dairy,
canned, pasta, cereal, etc.
Each week, clip the coupons you want from the grocery circulars and
other sources such as coupons you find in the store. File them in
your binder and remove any expired coupons. The advantages to
this method are you always have what you need, ready to go.
Nothing gets a couponer's blood pressure rising faster than the discussion topic of shelf-clearing. It's one thing couponers definitely have an opinion about. I am pro-shelf clearing. Yes, that's right, I am an unapologetic shelf-clearer.
I'm sure you've heard of lycopene by now. It's found in tomatoes and have been talked about in the media as a possible preventative agent for certain types of cancers.
While most of us eat our tomatoes, there are many things we can do with a tomato beyond our favorite dish. Considering that a can of organic tomato paste is around 99 cents and usually cheaper for the generic ones, it's one of the cheaper solutions for your everyday needs.
Here are 5 alternative ways to use your store bought tomato paste:
1. Face mask. Tomato is known to lighten the skin, remove blackheads, soothe sunburn and help with acne. Use a tomato face mask to help with these needs. 2. Neutralizing Hair Dye. Have you ever had green tint in your locks after a bad coloring job? Use tomato paste or ketchup to bring it back to a neutral color.
Believe it or not, it's actually been a slow week for
freebies. There is a great offer if you're a bride-to-be. You can
get yourself a key chain with your new name engraved in it for
free. Just make sure you follow their instructions on how to get it
and claim it this weekend.
You can get 3 free boxes of Monkey Bars and Lysol Touch of Foam
this week if you live in specific areas of the country. Eventually
they will it open up to everyone, but for now you have to enter
your zip code to see if you qualify.
Sign the kids up to get their own freebies too. Join Geoffrey's
Birthday Club so they can get some birthday freebies. You will
definitely want to print out some Ratatouille activity pages from
Disney for a rainy day. The kids can also get a reminder call from
Mike or Sully (Monster's University) reminding them to take a potty
By Jackie.SimioneGuest Blogger
at 6:00AM, 10 months ago |
'Tis the season for firing up the grill! Nothing is more fun and satisfying than gathering your family and friends together for food and festivities. But, if you're not careful, your enthusiasm can quickly morph into a party way over your intended budget. Instead of going overboard this BBQ season, take a look at the ten tips below for how to throw a budget friendly BBQ – in your very own backyard!
No worries, you won't need to make huge sacrifices and you definitely won't come across as cheap. You'll still be able to enjoy all sorts of fun foods and games while keeping plenty of green in your pocket.
The holidays are all about giving and there's nothing better than giving a gift and seeing the smile on that person's face. It's priceless. It brings me back memories of walking down Michigan Ave. along The Magnificent Mile and passing my regular blind man who always stood there waiting for donations on the corner of Ohio. I would usually give him a dollar every time I passed, but closer to Christmas, I would give him a $10 or $20 bill (these were my college days).
Last week, I was at the Mattel Store in El Segundo and this nice couple that stood in front of me had 2 whole carts full of Barbie Dolls and other Fischer Price toys. After the cashier scanned everything and gave them the total, they had to remove 2 toys to the side. It was really hard to watch. I called for the lady and handed her a coupon that took off $25 from their purchase. The couple not only had tears in their eyes, but they thanked me a dozen times (they purchased the remaining 2 items they took out). I asked the lady if she was doing all her Christmas shopping that day and she said that they were buying gifts for an orphanage in Mexico. Folks, this is what the holidays are about.