Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Kroger | 0 comments

So tonight I thought I would run into Kroger because I was craving cereal.  Little did I know that I would save so much money.

The Pantene was on clearance for $4.24 and I had a $4 off coupon that a friend gave me.

The Purina One was on clearance for $6.99 and I had a $3 off coupon.  That was a find to get it for $3.99.  AWESOME!

This week Kroger has Kellogg’s cereal on sale for 3/$5.  I bought only 2 and had (2) .70 off coupons.  I usually spend .99 on cereal according to my Price List but this time I only spent .97 per box.

All I planned on buying tonight was cereal, but I walked away with 4 products and saved 59%.  I was one happy girl:)

This is one reason I always carry my coupons with me.  I did clip MOST (not all) coupons and I organize them in my clutch.  Here’s a video showing you what I do to organize and how these techniques help me to save money.

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I Eat Like a Broke College Student

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in For College Students, Money Savings Tips | 0 comments

I Eat Like a Broke College Student

You may find this shocking, but I LOVE TO EAT!  If I’m ever asked what I want to do for my birthday, the answer is always the same…go out to eat.

Sometimes eating out is not a choice.  Moms are having to run kids here and there.  Students have to get back to class or stay up late studying.  Dads work a shift or job that doesn’t allow for much of  a lunch break.

Well, I have some great news.  I am going to share with you how you can save money and still eat out.   Here are some things that I have done just this week that has allowed me to eat out 3 times for FREE.

#1.  Social media can be HUGE when saving you money on food.  Join your favorite restaurants on Facebook so that you can keep up with the latest coupons, deals, or freebies at your favorite dine-in.

#2.  Go to the websites of your favorite eateries and enter your email address.  I did this recently when eating at Blue Baker and a few weeks I received a coupon for a free signature pizza.  I ate last night for free and saved $15.

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#3.  Buy one of those cards from your local band, cheerleaders, schools, wherever that have the Buy 1 Get 1 free deals.  I love these!  The kids at church know how much I use coupons and they will always hit me up to buy one.  These usually cost about $10 but I can get my money back after my first purchase.

#4.  Look for these booklets.  They can be found at college campuses, bookstores, etc.  Again, great coupons and this booklet is FREE.

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#5.  Look for mailers from local eateries that are close by.  We live across from a Freddy’s and received a mailer telling us when they were having $1 hot dogs and ice-cream.

#6.  Sign up for texts.  I just signed up to receive texts from Chick-Fil-A by sending the word SOCO to 411247.  Hopefully something good will come out of that!  I also receive texts from Sonic telling me when they have $1 deals or when something is on sale.  We scored some awesomely, amazing waffle cones last week for .50 each.  You can sign up for texts with Sonic by clicking here.

 

#7.  Lastly you can sign up under my blog to keep up with the latest freebies.  I have on my page titled FREEBIES or you can follow me on Facebook at Savvy School of Savings.

So, I know I missed something?  What was it?  Feel free to tell me how you score food for free…legally.

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Shopping for Christmas in July

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Money Savings Tips | 0 comments

Shopping for Christmas in July

Here’s a great money tip on shopping for Christmas.  If you don’t already know, stores will discount their toys in the months of July and September.   I have already started looking because I think in our next budget we will  have a little extra for me to begin shopping for Christmas.

I can hear some of you mumbling now…”Why can’t we just wait for Christmas to get here in December?  Why does Christmas stuff get put out so early?”

The closer we get to December, the higher the prices will become.  This is the key to starting early on shopping and getting those deals now.

I have noticed signs in Target stating that toys are 30% but if you look at the prices, they are actually 50% off.  Stack that already low price with a  Cartwheel offer or manufactured coupon and you can save some serious money!

 

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You can also purchase these toys at an all-time low price and keep in a birthday bucket to be used later.  This is great on saving money so that you don’t have to rush out to the store and pay full price for a toy on the day of the birthday.

I hope this helps you to plan ahead and start saving money now.  Feel free to share your findings below by leaving a comment.

 

***This is so cool.  I just found this HOT Cartwheel offer for 20% off Clearance toys.  That would make those 50% off toys become 70%.  There is a limit of 20 items and this offer ends on July 12, 2015.  You’ll want to download this soon and head on out to Target to get some CHEAP toys.

If you don’t already have Cartwheel, you can read more about it here.

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