Are you heading to Kroger this week? Here are six ways to maximize your savings:
1. Compare Coupons
Because many Kroger regions this year decided to stop doubling coupons, you want to make sure you grab the best coupon before heading to the store. Checking a coupon database will help you select the best coupon to use.
2. Take Advantage of Store Promotions
Kroger is known for their Mega sale promotions. A Mega promotion allows you to save a specific amount of money when you buy participating products. When you see that Kroger is having a Mega event, make sure to stock up on your favorite products that are included. Because you can use coupons in addition to the promotional discount, you'll maximize your savings.
They made it seem so easy on the TLC show Extreme Couponing. What you didn't see were stores bending over backwards to let those shoppers break all the store's couponing policies, just for the opportunity to be featured on the show.
Extreme anything is ridiculous, and sometimes even dangerous. The word "extreme" is now often used as a hyper-descriptor for anything seen as extra good, extra delicious, extra anything. Extreme Bacon Burgers. Extreme Weight Loss. Extreme Makeovers. Extremes can not possibly be good for you. And neither is Extreme Couponing. The show or the practice.
Everything in moderation, right? That includes using your resources wisely. Resources being both your money and your time. Here are five reasons why extreme couponing is wrong and you'll never see me doing it. Besides the fact that I can't push a full cart of groceries.
It can be a great time when the kids go back to school. The kids are excited to see their friends and teachers again, and the learning begins anew! But it sure can be work to get the kids out the door some mornings, right? Life just seems to be hectic, and the energy it takes to keep track of everyone's schedules can just go out the window sometimes.
One of the things that we can do to keep things simpler is to plan ahead and have some easy breakfast ideas that the kids will love. It's so easy to fall back onto the staple that is a bowl of cereal, but there are some fun alternatives that can be easy to make.
Here are a couple of things I like to keep on hand for easy and quick breakfasts:
Whole grain muffins
Bread for Toast with Jelly
Once you have those staples, it's fun to mix things up with a few easy creative ideas. Here are five different breakfast ideas for back to school:
1. Need something quick to grab? Flash freeze pancakes to have them on hand regularly every morning. See a list of other breakfast ideas that you can freeze for back to school here.
2. Fun and easy breakfast skewers are a creative way to serve up some eggs and fruit for breakfast!
Are you ready to start trimming your household budget? The first place to start is with your grocery budget, where you can see the most significant savings just by changing some of your shopping habits.
You can slash your grocery budget by 50% or more, when you use simple strategies while shopping at the grocery store. Many people think that saving money at the grocery store is a time-consuming job of cutting out coupons and shopping at multiple stores every week, but here are some tips that you can use to save at the store that don't involve cutting out a single coupon:
1. Be prepared by going through the ad and stick to your list - The best way to blow your grocery budget is to be unprepared with no lists of items to look for and being enticed by the sights and sounds of the grocery store to spend more. Do some quick research ahead of time at home, by looking through the ad to see what is on sale and then trying to base your week's meals around the sale items for meat, produce and more. Even if you're running a last-minute errand to the store, always make sure you grab the store flyer as you walk in and scan the store sales and in-store coupons to see if there are any promotions or coupons you can take advantage of while you're there.
Spring is quickly approaching and the need to freshen up your
weekly dinner recipes may be part of your "spring cleaning. The
"what are we having for dinner" moment can be a source of dread and
frustration for many people. As a mom of four kids who are
extremely active in everything, I feel your pain.
Here are some of my favorite meal planning tips to help you save
both time and money:
Gather 15-20 family favorite meals
Sit down with your family and ask them what their favorite meals
are. You may be surprised by some of the meals they love or some
that just don't appeal to their taste buds. The last thing you want
to do is waste time and money by preparing meals that your family
Meal planning has many a benefits…save money, save time, save sanity, save inches. But what if
you don't know where to start, or you're bored with what you're already doing in the meal planning