Looking for the best deals on back to school supplies this week? Here is a great list! [Read more…]
I absolutely love every room in the Pottery Barn catalog. However, it doesn’t always fit in my budget to purchase a whole room and accessories from Pottery Barn. I decided to check out if I could find this Pottery Barn Bedroom design for less. The pieces I chose give you the Pottery Barn design style at a cheaper price point. You could easily buy some pieces from Pottery Barn and then others from another retailers and still get a similar feel for the room. Obviously there probably will be quality differences and you can decide on each piece if it is worth getting the original or getting another piece with a similar style. [Read more…]
Looking for the best deals on back to school supplies this week? Here is a great list! [Read more…]
The end of season Boden sale has just started! Plus you can get FREE shipping on orders over $49. This is great because in the past Boden has never offered free shipping on the first day of the sale. This is a great time to stock up with amazing prices.
There is a new FREE (20 page) Hardcover Photo book coupon code from Shutterfly. This has a value of $29.99! You just have to pay about $7.95 shipping. I LOVE Shutterfly books especially when they are FREE! I plan to make one with this coupon with our pictures from this last school year. [Read more…]
Boden and Mini Boden is on Rue La La today. The sale opens at 3:00 pm and these usually go fast. Last time they offered the voucher it was a $50 Voucher Toward Clothing, Accessories, & More at Boden Online for just $35. This deal does not usually last long. I absolutely love Boden clothing for me and my girls.
Be sure to go over and browse the Boden and Mini Boden site. What is great about the voucher is that you are able to stack a Mini Boden coupon code with the Rue La La voucher making for even better deals! Right now there is a 20% off Mini Boden coupon code and 15% off Boden coupon code that comes with FREE shipping.
Here is how to get the best Boden deal.
- Grab the Boden Rue La La voucher before they sell out (Sale opens at 3:00 if you are not a member sign up now for free)
- Within 24 hours you will receive a voucher via email confirming your purchase of your $50 toward clothing, accessories, and more from Boden. Within 72 hours, you will receive a redemption email containing your unique shopping code. You use this voucher as a form of payment so you stack a coupon code with this deal.
- Once they email your voucher use with the 20%off Mini Boden coupon code and 20% off Boden coupon code that comes with FREE shipping!
I know many of you come to the Everyday Savvy site searching for Gymboree coupons , Crazy 8 Coupons and Janie and Jack coupons.
There are a few places to get coupons plus you will receive them in the mail if you are signed up for Gymboree Rewards. Just click here and then on Gymboree Rewards at top of page for free sign up.
I have bolded the current valid coupons.
Family Fun – April issue Gymboree & Crazy 8 – 20% off expiration 4/31/15, May issue – Gymboree 20% off & Crazy 8 $10 off $50 or more purchase expiration 6/6/15, June/ July issue Gymboree & Crazy 8 – 20% off expiration 7/25/15
Parents Magazine – May issue no coupon, June issue – no coupon, July issue – no coupon, August issue no coupon
I would advise subscribing to all both of these magazines so you always have the most current coupons. The subscription price is very low. My favorite spot to buy Family Fun and Parents Magazine when it is not on sale is Best Deals Magazines. However, Discount Magazines runs great sales on both Family Fun and Parents for around $4 for the year. I highlight the sales as they come up.
Once you have, your coupon you can use it to shop Gymboree , Crazy 8, or Janie and Jack online or instore.
When I find discounts on magazine subscriptions I post them to help you out. You can click here for the most recent magazine subscription sales and coupon codes. I try to always post deals on all three of these magazines so you can get them for less than $4 for an annual subscription.
Be sure to sign up for email notifications so you can get these great deals on magazines. Make sure you get your hands on one of these coupons before Thanksgiving because for the last few years the best Gymboree bargain of the year is on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday. Everything in store and online last year was 30% off on purchases until noon. Plus you can stack your 20% off coupon. They also have had $14 coats and $12 fleece pants and jackets when you buy 2 or more. When stacked with the additional 20% off coupon, this brings down the price of coats to just $11.20 and the fleece pieces $6.72 before noon on Black Friday! I can’t promise the same deal this year but I bet it will be good. This is last year’s deal and the deal this year will be better!!!!
If you like coupons and bargains on children’s clothing be sure to Subscribe to Everyday Savvy by Email that way all the bargains will come right to your inbox. Then you won’t have to search for the next coupon or bargain it will come right to you! Other ways to keep up with the bargains are to like Everyday Savvy on Facebook . The Everyday Savvy website now also has an online coupon codes page for thousands of websites and is updated daily.
So just I love shopping at Nordstorm! I especially love shopping there when the Nordstrom Sale starts! I love the selection Nordstrom carries especially on women and kids shoes. Shopping the clearance sale is my chance to get bargain prices on high quality items.
In the kids department, the carry Tea Collection, Mini Boden, Hanna Andersson, The North Face, Stride Rite, Kissy Kissy and more.
Many of the items in our Nordstrom Mix and Match Outfit Boards are on sale now too! Use the links below to see the full details and links to each piece on the outfits.
Did you know that Nordstrom now has FREE shipping and FREE returns? So you can buy as little or as much as you want and not worry about shipping. Also if something doesn’t work out, just return it for FREE! That takes the risk out of clothing and shoe shopping online.
There is a new up to 20% off Boden Coupon and Mini Boden coupon code ! This coupon code gives you 20% off, plus free shipping and free returns on orders over $49. Just enter coupon code 3G7X on the shopping cart page.
If you are not spending $49 or more, you can use the Boden coupon code FRND for 15% off and free shipping
This is a great time to stock up on their high quality women and kids clothing with a buy more save more coupon.
It’s Memorial Day Weekend and you know what that means tons of sales. I have rounded up all the sales and coupon codes for you into a HUGE list of memorial day sales. You don’t need to even head to the store just shop online and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend with family & friends.
Be sure check out our capsule wardrobes that are a steal with these sales!!
Ann Taylor – 40% off everything
Eleventh Avenue – Take an extra 20% off with coupon code memorial20.
Gymboree – 50% off regular prices – Extra 40% off sale
Nordstrom – Anniversary Sale with up to 40% off
Old Navy – Entire store up to 50% off plus and extra 20% off everything Be sure to check out the Old Navy capsule wardrobes with these big savings!
Target – 30% off clothing and accessories with coupon code MEM30 and 30% off home with coupon code HERO . Be sure to check out the Target capsule wardrobes with these big savings!
Tea Collection – 20% off of everything with the code WEGOTHERE. Ends 5/25
Saving money and eating well are on many of your lists for the upcoming year. Here are some great freebies and coupons that can help you! There are no strings attached and they often will send you new products to try out! I love both of these and have been signed up for these newsletters for over 3 years.
When you sign for the FREE Betty Crocker newsletter, you’ll get coupon savings up to $250 per year, access to free samples and their best recipes!
This is great source of coupons and recipes! Plus when you sign up you also get a recipe ebook worth $10.99!
You also sign up for a FREE email for the best of Pillsbury! Get exclusive coupons (up to $250 per year in savings), access to free samples (quantities limited – one per member), their hottest recipes, and more!
Plus when you sign up you also get a recipe ebook worth $10.99!
Looking to learn more ways to save money at the grocery store? Be sure to check out this article about how to save 50% off your groceries in under an hour a week!
An attendee at one of my classes mentioned what a great deal this is. I have also ordered myself and love it. There is still time to put in your order. It is a great way to get hormone free meat at a stockpile price! Locations will sell out so if you are interested be sure to put in your order soon.
In How to Save 50% off on your groceries in under an Hour a Week, I talk about how important it is to pick up meat at low prices and stockpile. That way you are not at the mercy of grocery stores cycles. Here is an amazing deal from Zaycon food. You can get boneless, skinless chicken breast for just $1.69/lb. This is a stock-up price!
What makes this deal even better is that this chicken is 100% natural with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. I am buying this again because the quality is exceptional and this is a stock up price for even lesser quality meat.
It does come in bulk but you can then freeze it in meal size portions.
- Comes directly from the processor and has never been frozen
- Sold by the case – 40 lbs in each case
- Case dimensions–18 in wide x 12 in deep x 7 in tall
Forty pounds seem like a lot of meat and it is but after prepping and freezing in my family’s portion sizes. I could fit all 40 pounds on just two shelves in my side by side freezer. I loved that I was stocked for quite a few months and I didn’t have to worry about finding the best deal on chicken at the grocery store.
The pick up dates vary by location but they are available across the whole country!
How do you get in on this great deal:
- Check out Zaycon Foods to find a location near you.
- Order your 40 lb. box of boneless, skinless chicken breast = $67.60
- On the day of pick-up, head to the location at the specified time with your printed receipt to pick up your chicken.
And if you aren’t in Michigan, Zaycon Foods has sales in most of the country. Just check out the Zaycon foods website to find out if and when they’re coming to your area. Plus once you sign up over at Zaycon, they will email you once a sale is coming to your area so you don’t miss out. There are locations all across the United States. Does 40 pounds of chicken seem like to much for you? You can always split with a friend but really it doesn’t take up all the much space once you package it in meal sized portions.
Want to learn more about this chicken? Check out this video
Easy Budget Friendly Tips for Hosting a Valentine’s Day Party for Children
Hosting a Valentine’s Day party for children can be a load of fun and accomplished inexpensively with a little preparation and planning. Jennifer Carver, of Spaceships and Laser Beams, is here sharing her tips for hosting a budget friendly celebration your children will love (we think you’ll love her money saving ideas for invitations, decorations, treats and activities too!)!
Tip #1: Handcraft your invitations. Instead of buying expensive store bought, boxed invitations, create your own! Using basic craft materials and hand cut paper hearts, add all of the essential party details including date, time, and location and whether guests should bring Valentines to pass out or a treat to share. Another fun idea is to inflate heart shaped balloons with helium and tie the party details to the balloon with pink or red twine. Hand deliver the invitations for extra excitement (and to save money on postage and envelopes). Not crafty? There are lots of free Valentine’s printables boys and girls will love.
Tip #2: Invite guests to bring a Valentine’s Day treat to add to your dessert spread. Whether you are going all out on a full dessert table or just setting up a small display of tried and true favorites, inviting guests to RSVP with a treat they’d like to bring will help you provide a sweet variety, save on out-of-pocket costs and reduce your party prep time. Plus, most guests will bring something that they personally like, which means satisfaction guaranteed! Win-win! One great activity and treat is to decorate heart shaped cookies. Here is a can’t miss no spread sugar cookie recipe and tips for cookie decorating with kids.
Tip #3: Choose no fuss decorations from your party and entertaining stash and purchase remaining items at after-Christmas clearance sales or dollar stores. With many holidays throughout the year that traditionally incorporate red and white (4th of July and Christmas quickly come to mind), chances are you already have a few décor staples on hand that you can reuse and repurpose. Gather up linens (tablecloths, runners and napkins), serving trays, platters and cake stands and leftover tableware such as paper plates, napkins, cups and utensils. All of these items will make perfect additions to your décor!
If you plan ahead you can take advantage of after-Christmas sales to bulk up your décor and party essentials. Many basic red and white items can be found for practically nothing! Even solid color holiday wrapping paper or something with stripes and dots could be used for a table runner, for making disposable place mats, to line trays or spruce up water bottles. Plain packaging items on clearance can be used to create party favors or to package sugar cookies if your party includes a sugar cookie decorating station.
Additional items can be purchased from dollar stores. Many dollar stores sell cute red and pink plastic heart embellished glasses, red and pink plates, cutlery and even small heart confetti. Add heart shaped helium balloons, some DIY tissue tassel garland, a love banner cut from cardstock and you are set!
Tip #4: Plan a few simple games and crafts geared towards Valentine’s Day. Keep costs down by focusing on the sharing of Valentines. Guests can be invited to bring Valentines premade, or you can provide simple card making materials at the party. Valentine mail bags or boxes can also be made as a simple craft. Other party games can include classic party games twisted to match the party theme. “Cupid Says” or “Pin the Arrow on Cupid” are easy adaptations of crowd favorites.
These five budget friendly tips will help you host a Valentine’s Day party the kids will be smiling about for a long time! Plus they are so easy that you can throw together in no time at all!
This class is cancelled due to the snowstorm. I will update you when it is rescheduled.
Does getting food on the table stress you out? Then be sure to attend our upcoming Meal Planning class. This class will help you save time and money plus reduce the stress of the dinner preparation. This is the last class I will be teaching for awhile so don’t miss out.
Topics discussed in the workshop include the following areas:
The Importance of Meal Planning
Learn why and how meal planning can transform your grocery budget, but also your daily routines and the dreaded “witching hour.”
Beginner and Advanced Meal Planning Tactics
The class will walk you through the different phases of meal planning and teach you the ins and outs of 2 different “schools of thought,” so that you can come up with a meal planning plan that works for you.
Time-Saving Cooking Strategies and Shortcuts
Get practical help with how to make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, making healthy and delicious meals in a fraction of the time!
You will receive a pamphlet to take lots of valuable notes during the workshop. So come prepared to learn, discuss and connect with others who are excited about saving money and time in the kitchen too!
Following the workshop, attendees will leave with a better understanding of all the different ways to make a meal plan. All the tips and tricks to making meal planning successful, along with cooking strategies and shortcuts to help you spend less time in the kitchen, while still making fabulous meals for your family.
Meal Planning Simplified – Metro Detroit
Febuary 2, 2015
Clarkston Independence District Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
7:00 — 8:00 PM
This class is sponsored by the library and free to all attendees. You do not need to be a Clarkston resident to attend.
Hope to see you soon!
Easy Ways to Save Money Groceries
Would you like to save money on groceries?
Saving money on groceries doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some easy ways to save BIG on your groceries in under an hour a week. You realistically can save 50% off your groceries by following theses easy savings strategies.
1. Sensibly Stockpile – When items are on sale buy enough to last for about a month. (unless perishable) This enables you to never pay full price. This is a change in mindset for more people but you will see a HUGE impact on your grocery bill with this small change in shopping habits.
This tip works especially well for meats. You can freeze your sale priced meat and use it for meals throughout the month and you won’t have to buy any at full price! Meats not on sale can cost $3 or more a pound than sale meats. If you want to really stock up, I love Zaycon foods. I buy boneless skinless chicken breast from them at stock up prices. Plus this chicken is 100% natural with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients.
2. Easily Find Weekly Sale Prices and Coupons That Will Save Even More – Use the Favado Smart Phone App and Weekly Store Sale Lists /Coupon Matchups on EverydaySavvy.com to help you find coupons and determine which items are on sale this week at the grocery store. The app will even alert you went your favorites are on sale and you can search across grocery stores for the best price on items you need. Items marked with a star are the best deals on the week.
3. Meal Plan Around Items in Your Stockpile and What is on Sale. Did you find a great price on chicken? Be sure to plan some chicken meals. Did you get 5 boxes of almost free pasta last week? You will need to plan some meals with pasta. This strategy is especially true for produce since you can not stockpile because of spoiling. Be sure to look at produce on sale and use this in your meal plan. Another great positive of a meal plan is that you will be sure to use the groceries you buy and not let them go to waste. Meal planning is one of the easiest ways to save money on groceries plus save on the stress of coming up with dinner ideas each day!
Have trouble with meal planning? Check out emeals which is a great service that you can try out for free for 14 days. After the free trial, it costs as low as $5 a month.
4. Use Less Meat & Other Higher Priced Ingredients – Consider a few meals in a week without meat. This will save you money. Also when you have meals with meat consider proper portions sizes. It will help your meat go farther. When I buy large boneless skinless chicken breast, I cut it into thirds and each person gets just a one third portion.
5. Shop at Value Grocery Stores like Aldi – Aldi has great everyday prices on basics like milk, eggs and spices. They also have great produce specials each week. Here are some of the reasons I love to shop at Aldi and you should too.
6. Limit Brand Loyalty – Name-brand items tend to be more expensive unless you have a great coupon. Be sure to consider house brands and other name brands. These are usually placed on lower or higher shelves. So be sure to look up and down when grocery shopping. The most expensive items are right at eye level.
7. Check Unit Price – Most people think that if they buy the larger item that they are getting a better deal. This is often not the case. Be sure to always check the unit price when shopping.
8. Avoid Buying Prepared and Packaged Goods – You are almost always going to pay more when the store does the work for you. Wash and cut your own veggies and you can save.
9. Search Grocery Coupon Database – Wondering if one of the products you need has coupon? Use our grocery coupon database to check for coupons for all the items on your list. Spending just a few minutes using the database to search for coupon can help a bunch. Be sure to bookmark the grocery coupon database and check it each time before shop. You can search for a brand name or just a general item like cereal or mustard.
10. Use Smart Phone Apps and Digital coupons – You can save even more by using smart phone apps and digital coupons. Two of my favorites are Checkout 51 (no smartphone required) and Ibotta. Each often have rebates on milk and produce!!! You also can get digital coupons for your favorite store. Locally, Kroger has digital coupons and Meijer offers the Mperks program. I also love to save at Target with Cartwheel and text coupons.
The most important thing to remember when using all these tips is to Make a Plan and Stick to It!
Grocery stores use all kind of marketing tricks to try and get you to spend more. Be sure to do your research with the Favado Smart Phone App , Weekly Store Sale Lists/Coupon Matchups and grocery coupon database to make a great list.
If you use this grocery list along with a meal plan, you can save 50% or more or groceries. You will be amazed at how much you can save in under an hour a week.
Looking for more tips on how to save money on groceries? Check out our grocery saving video series here.
Want to get easy savings ideas and tips for living your best life in 2015? Be sure to sign up for our free newsletter. You will also receive an “Easy Ways To Save $1100 this year” e-book. You will receive in about one week’s time
There are so many ways you can save money at Target. They offer a number of store specific coupons, accept manufacturer coupons and price match. Here’s your guide to How to Save at Target.
Here are 5 ways to save on Halloween costumes. It is easier than you think to spend less on Halloween costumes. [Read more…]
Most people can stand to save a little cash and one of the first places they look to slash the budget is entertainment. Unfortunately, entertainment is also one of the most…well…entertaining parts of our lives. Nobody wants to give up on their fun, right? The good news here is entertainment can be trimmed without giving up all your fun. You have to pick and choose the forms of entertainment that are most important and get rid of the excess. Here are some easy tips:
Investigate your viewing habits – Entertainment begins and ends with the television for most people. Whether you view your favorite shows and movies online or through the Cable, we all partake of this type of entertainment in some format. How do you watch your shows? If you are paying for the one million channel system and only watch five or ten, you are not making the most of your entertainment dollars. Cut back on your channels and you will never even realize you did in most cases. Also don’t be afraid to switch or renegotiate services to get a better deal. When you call to renegotiate your rate, be sure to ask for the cancellation department. When you say you are canceling your service, they will almost always offer you a better deal. Most often the new rate will be for a limited time so be sure to mark down that date on your calendar and call to renegotiate again. This is a pain I know but I often end up saving almost $100 a month.
Consider an online experience – The beauty of watching your shows online and ditching the television is one way to cut your entertainment budget severely. All you have to do is investigate Netflix, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and various other avenues of online viewing. You can generally find anything you want to watch…and watch it on your own schedule. Add in the fact that it is far cheaper than Cable and you have a clear way to save cash.
Consider free museums and parks – Pretty much every city in America offers up free entertainment in the form of museums and parks. Spend some time enjoying these with your family and bring along a picnic lunch. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a wonderful time at one of these wonderful places.
Buy seasonal packages – For ball games and various other entertainment venues, season packages will save you a ton of money. If you are a regular at the opera, for example. you may as well go ahead and spend the cash to buy season passes. At least you will get the best possible rate by doing so. We do this with a season ski pass. We also buy it early to get the cheapest price all year. The early pass cost equals just 4 days of skiing so after those 4 days it is like we are skiing for free!
Use coupons or vouchers – You can often find vouchers for restaurants and other entertainment activities at daily deal sites like Groupon and Living Social. You can find great coupons for restaurants from the entertainment book. I buy this coupon book each year and always more than save the money it costs. I also love to follow restaurants on social media. They will often offer up special coupons for their fans.
Learn to entertain at home – Home is one of the best places to have a good time and there are countless ways to change it up. Have a family game night, bring the friends over for a cookout, hold a pot luck, or simply gather and play board games or just talk. Don’t be afraid to ask people to bring a dish. Most people are so happy to have a chance to get together that they are more than happy to bring a dish. Find some tips here to save on the food you purchase for the get together. The last thing you should have to do is spend cash when you are trying to save on entertainment. Make your own fun that is free!
Saving money on entertainment is really about paying attention to what you truly like to do. Generally speaking, we all have things that we simply love to do. Identify those things and invest your entertainment dollars in them. This way you get the entertainment fun that means the most, while trimming those things that matter little. Don’t be afraid to make drastic cuts, because you will find other less expensive ways to have a good time.
If you are looking for back-to-school gear like backpacks and lunchboxes, the best way to save is to buy quality sets with coupons and discounts. I like to spend a little more to on my gear and then have my kids use them for a few years. Some of the lower quality sets tend to rip, break or have zipper problems mid-year and then you will end up replacing them before the year is over or replacing them yearly. If you use your coupons, you can find durable backpacks and gear with coupons at Land’s End, Pottery Barn Kids, eBags, Garnet Hill, LL Bean and more. Also, many stores are shipping backpacks to your doorstep for free. Instead of spending precious time and gas, stopping at store after store, order your backpack online and take advantage of free shipping offers. [Read more…]
Back to School Savings Tips
Did you know that families with school age children will spend an average of $669.28 on school supplies and apparel in 2014? Here is some great information and back to school savings tips to help you save some cash. [Read more…]
Want some extra cash for one of your savings goals? Be sure to check out these two offers from Capital One! They only come around twice a year and they are a great way to save and get cash back!
One great way to save money is to put it in an account that is dedicated to a certain saving goal. An Capital One account is a great place to do this especially since right now they are offering HUGE bonus for new sign ups! You can create an account for each member of your family.
I already have one account where we saved for kitchen remodel and our emergency fund but want to open an account for each girl so they can start saving too. This bonus cash will be a nice start for them.
This would also be a great place to put aside money for a vacation or other savings goals.
You can get a FREE $125 when you open a checking account and FREE $75 when you open a Capital One Savings Account!!
Or you could do both and get $200!!!
There is a minimum deposit on the savings account but NO minimum deposit for the checking account!
Here are the details on the two offers:
How it works:
- Open a fee-free 360 Checking® account between June 30th and July 3rd.
- Use your Debit Card to make 5 purchases or use CheckMateSM to make 5 deposits (or a combo of both) within 45 days.
- Snag your $100 bonus on day 50.
How it works:
- Open a no-fee 360 Savings® account between June 30th and July 3rd (with a deposit of $500 or more).
- Snag a $76 bonus and start earning interest.
- Celebrate the fact that you’re on the road to saving.
Remember you have UNTIL JULY 3 to to sign up for these offers, so be sure to sign up before then to get your free money.
Also, once you create your checking account you can refer two friends and get an EXTRA $100 BONUS!!!
I am offering an upcoming Metro Detroit grocery savings and beginning coupon class tomorrow night! Are you looking to learn the basics of couponing and other easy ways to save at the grocery store? How would you like to save 50% or more on your weekly grocery bill? Don’t you have other ways that you would like to spend that money? I know I do.
This upcoming class is sponsored by a local metro Detroit library and you can attend for FREE! This is your chance to learn how to save at the grocery store with a Metro Detroit Coupon & Grocery Savings Class. The regular price is $10!
My workshop teaches attendees simple, savvy tips and tricks to save money at the grocery store by pre-planning meals and purchases and using coupons to score savings of up to 50% on grocery bills.
Saving on your grocery bill is three-fold, and I believe that by utilizing the tips below, plus many more that I teach in my workshop you can save more than half on your next grocery bill. Most people don’t realize that these 3 key pieces together can save them loads at the grocery store.
- Meal Planning — Shop seasonally, and only purchase meats when they are on sale. (for example this great deal on hormone free boneless skinless chicken at a stock up price!)
- Shopping Smarts — Outsmart yourself and outsmart the marketer by sticking to “rules” like don’t fall for the “end cap” trick, and resist the delicious temptations in the check-out line, celebrity magazines included!
- Couponing — Use everydaysavvy.com and other local websites I will tell you about to help you match what coupons are currently available with the products that are on sale to get rock bottom prices.
You will receive a workbook to take home with you too!
I will show you that by making simple changes in your buying habits you can save so much money! You don’t have to spend hours and hours cutting coupons in order to save.
May 20, 2014
Grocery Savings/ Intro to Couponing
Canton Public Library
1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, Mi 48188
7:00 – 9:00 PM
This class is sponsored by the library and free to all attendees. You do not need to be a Canton resident to attend. You do not need to sign up ahead of time just come and learn how to save.
If you are unable to attend be sure to read this easy ways to save on groceries article.
If you live elsewhere in the country, be sure to check out this same great class being offered across the nation. New classes are being added all the time as well.
I am in the process of scheduling more classes throughout the Metro Detroit area but need to know the best place to plan them. To help me, please fill out this quick and easy survey.
I also have a special limited time offer for groups that contact me to use this class as a great fundraiser. All your group has to do is provide the space and promote the class to those you know and I will teach the class, provide amazing workbooks, and help people save money. Your group will receive the profits from the class entrance fee! This provides a great value to the attendees and is an easy money maker for your group!
Be sure to fill out the quick and easy survey to let me know your group’s interest.
I will be appearing on local 4 WDIV Live in The D today! A few weeks ago, I explained some of the ways you can save on groceries plus we announced the Local 4 Grocery Saving Challenge.
Here is a link to the video.
Today we are introducing the volunteers who will put these savings strategies to work for their families.
You don’t have to be on TV to join in the fun. There is a Everyday Savvy Grocery Savings Challenge Facebook group. In the group, I will answer questions, give links to good deals, discuss meal planning and more. Plus you can share the deals you find and help each other save any more. (This is different from the regular Everyday Savvy Facebook page. In this new group we will focus just on groceries and household goods.)
You can invite your friends to join too!
Be sure to read a this Easy Ways to Save on Groceries Article to get you started.
If you are local, I have a Metro Detroit Grocery Savings/ Intro to Couponing class coming up soon that is free to attend.
This page with savings and recipe resources will help too!
I look forward to you joining and everyone learning how easy it can be to save on groceries.
Today is the last video chat. Be sure to join us. Plus you can watch any you missed!
I know many of you are not local and are unable to attend my Metro Detroit Grocery Savings and Coupon Classes. That is why I will be offering a new online video discussions series that will help you learn the tips and tricks to saving at the grocery store. Plus I even have some expert cohosts that will be giving their expertise as well.
In weeks 1 and 2, I will be joined by my friend Kristie from Saving Dollars and Sense and in weeks 3 and 4, I will be joined by my friend Laura at Beltway Bargain Mom. These ladies know their stuff and we will be giving information that can reduce your grocery bill by up to 50%!!! If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to save some money in 2014, you will want to attend!
We will be discussing the Favado Grocery Shopping & Savings App in all the sessions, so be sure to download it today!
I also am giving away a $50 Visa Gift Card sponsored by Favado. Details on how to enter coming up soon.
If you can not attend in person at the time of the discussion, they all will be taped and you can view them anytime View at Bargain Shopper Mom Youtube page after the discussion has finished.
Here is the schedule –
Week #1 (Jan 9 – 1:00 pm EST) – Smarter Grocery Shopping Habits
The first week, we’ll be talking mostly about the little habits you can change while shopping that can make a big difference in your grocery spending…such as not buying the magazines off the rack at the checkout, writing a grocery list and sticking to it while shopping, as well as checking unit prices and sale expiration dates. Favado helps by allowing you to have a shopping list in the palm of your hand that you won’t forget at home!
Week #2 (Jan 16 – 1:00 pm EST ) – Shopping the Sales and Following the Sales Cycles
Grocery stores and manufacturers work hard to push out their best sale prices to you on a weekly basis through their store circulars. If you follow along closely, you’ll notice that most products operate on an 8-12 week sales cycle. You’ll also find that “product families” all go on sale at the same time, for example all the P&G products will be discounted the same weeks, and will return to their regular prices for a few weeks, then go back on sale together. Favado Helps by showing you when your favorite products go on sale, so that you can purchase them when they are on sale and not have to pay full price in between sales cycles. Over time, you’ll learn how much to purchase to last you until the next sale.
Week #3 (Jan 22- 1:00 pm EST) – Couponing for “Double the Discount”
The deep 50-70% savings that you hear talked about frequently occur when you combine a coupon with an already discounted product for “double the discount.” For example if toothpaste is on sale for $1 and you have a $.75 off coupon, you’ll get that toothpaste for just $.25, as opposed to its $2.49 regular price. Favado Helps by doing all the hard work for you and putting the best sale prices with matching available coupons in a nice, organized list. Favado makes it easy to find these discounts and save big on groceries.
Week #4 (Feb 3 – 1:00 pm EST ) – Meal Planning
Making a meal plan based on what’s on sale in your local grocery stores can help you cut your grocery bill by 20-30% alone. Matching your meals with the sales is a simple, scissorless way to save each week at the grocery store. Favado helps by allowing you to search for ingredients that are on sale for the meals you want to make each week. Want to make a slow cooker meal that calls for boneless skinless chicken thighs or beef roast? Favado can tell you which store has those ingredients on sale each week.
If you have some specific questions, be sure to leave them in the comments and we will do our best to address them all in the videos. I hope you can join us and getting started right this year on the path to saving money and living well!
It is the new year and I know you all want to save money! One easy way to do this is with Favado. This is my favorite money saving app. It makes saving at the grocery store so easy since most of the work is done for you. Another great thing about the app is that it is FREE!
You can find out all the deals at your local grocery stores and drug stores. Plus it will even tell you if there is a coupon that makes the deals even better.
Personalized just for you, the Favado money-saving app will help you keep your resolution to save on groceries this year with step-by-step weekly goals from the best money-saving brains in the business. It’s the solution to keeping your 2014 resolution! Check out the themes for each week:
I also am hosting video chats around each theme so you can learn even more! We will be answering the questions you ask on this post during the live chats!!!
Week #1 (Jan 7-14) — Smarter Grocery Shopping Habits
The first week, we’ll be talking mostly about the little habits you can change while shopping that can make a big difference in your grocery spending…such as not buying the magazines off the rack at the checkout, writing a grocery list and sticking to it while shopping, as well as checking unit prices and sale expiration dates.
Favado Helps by…allowing you to have a shopping list in the palm of your hand that you won’t forget at home!
Here is a link to the week one video. Learn how you can save!
Week #2 (Jan 15-21) — Shopping the Sales and Following the Sales Cycles
Grocery stores and manufacturers work hard to push out their best sale prices to you on a weekly basis through their store circulars. If you follow along closely, you’ll notice that most products operate on an 8-12 week sales cycle.
You’ll also find that “product families” all go on sale at the same time, for example all the P&G products will be discounted the same weeks, and will return to their regular prices for a few weeks, then go back on sale together.
Favado Helps by…showing you when your favorite products go on sale, so that you can purchase them when they are on sale and not have to pay full price in between sales cycles. Over time, you’ll learn how much to purchase to last you until the next sale.
Join us for upcoming chats or watch the video at the Bargain Shopper Mom Youtube page
Week #3 (Jan 22-28) — Couponing for “Double the Discount”
The deep 50-70% savings that you hear talked about frequently occur when you combine a coupon with an already discounted product for “double the discount.” For example if toothpaste is on sale for $1 and you have a $.75 off coupon, you’ll get that toothpaste for just $.25, as opposed to its $2.49 regular price.
Favado Helps by…doing all the hard work for you and putting the best sale prices with matching available coupons in a nice, organized list. Favado makes it easy to find these discounts and save big on groceries.
Join us for upcoming chats or watch the video at the Bargain Shopper Mom Youtube page
Week #4 (Jan 29-Feb 5) — Meal Planning
Making a meal plan based on what’s on sale in your local grocery stores can help you cut your grocery bill by 20-30% alone. Matching your meals with the sales is a simple, scissorless way to save each week at the grocery store.
Join us for upcoming chats or watch the video at the Bargain Shopper Mom Youtube page
Favado Helps by…allowing you to search for ingredients that are on sale for the meals you want to make each week. Want to make a slow cooker meal that calls for boneless skinless chicken thighs or beef roast? Favado can tell you which store has those ingredients on sale each week.
To add to the fun, join in the Favado Twitter parties! You can RSVP for tonight’s party here! We’d love for you to join in the fun. There will be $300 in grocery store gift cards to give away each week! Each Twitter party will match the theme for the week, as outlined above.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Bargain Shopper Mom reader will win a $50 VISA Gift Card courtesy of Favado. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 1/20/14. Good luck!
Wondering what is going to be on sale for Black Friday this year? Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for online sales that have already started!
Many stores will put these same items on sale online as early as Thanksgiving day. Many stores are also starting their Black Friday sales in store Thanksgiving night. Be sure to plan which stores you can relatically hit in person and what stores you want to try to grab items online.
|Store||BF Start .||Link to BF Ad .||Shop Online|
|Amazon||Noon EST Daily||NA||LIVE – Amazon Toy Lightning Deals|
|Best Buy||Thursday, 6:00 pm||Best Buy Ad||LIVE BestBuy.com|
|Costco||Friday, 9:00 am|| Costco Ad ||LIVE Costco.com|
|JC Penney||Friday, 6:00 am||JC Penney Ad||LIVE JCPenney.com|
|Joann||Friday, 7:00 am||Joann Ad||Joann.com|
|Kmart|| 3 salesThursday, 6:00 amThursday, 7:00 pm|
Friday, 6:00 am
|See all three ads here Kmart Ad||LIVE Kmart.com|
|Kohl’s||Thursday, 8:00 pm|| Kohls ad||LIVE Kohls.com|
|Lowes||Instore 5:00 Friday|| Lowes Ad||LIVE Lowes.com|
|Macy’s||Friday, 12:00 am & 7:00 am||Macy’s Ad||LIVE Macys.com|
|Meijer||Thursday 6:00 am|
Friday, 6:00 am
|Michaels||Thursday, 4:00 pm|
Friday, 7:00 am
|Michaels Ad||LIVE Michaels.com|
|Office Depot||Instore 5:00 Friday|
Online – 7:00 Thursday
|Office Depot Ad|
link to ad on top of page
|Old Navy||Thursday, 7:00 pm||Old Navy Ad||OldNavy.com|
|Sam’s Club||Friday, 7:00 am||Sam’s Club Ad|| Samsclub.com|
|Sears||Thursday, 8:00 pm||Sears Ad||LIVE Sears.com|
|Staples||Thursday 8:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday, 6:00 am||Staples Ad||LIVE Staples.com|
|Thursday, 8:00 pm||Target Ad|| LIVE Target.com|
|Toys R Us||Thursday, 5:00 pm||Toys R Us Ad||LIVE ToysRUs.com|
|Walmart||Thursday, 6:00 pm||Walmart Ad||LIVE Walmart.com|
More Black Friday Sales Live Now!!! (I will be updating this list all weekend. Be sure to bookmark and come back to this page) The store name below will link you directly to the sale.
Aeropostale Black Friday Sale – 60% Off Everything – Hoodies for just $10 – $25 Gift card when you spend $100
Blendtec – $100 Off + Free Shipping on Blendtec Factory Recertified Blenders
BabyLegs – 65% Off select BabyLegs products + FREE SHIPPING on all orders with no minimum purchase.
Eddie Bauer: Cyber Monday Starts Now! – 30% Off Everything. Plus, Free Shipping & Returns On All Orders. Use Code: ICY Start Date: 11/25/13 12:00 AM PST through 12/2/13 11:59 PM PST
Land’s End – Now thru Cyber Monday save 30% of your order or shop the daily Doorbuster deals! Plus get free shipping over $50 every day
Promo code : WONDERLAND and Pin: 3050
ModCloth – Black Friday – 100’s of items 50% off @ ModCloth
Ruum – Take 40% off + FREE Shipping on Orders over $60! CODE: 324
Vera Bradley Holiday Sale! – 50% off select colors and styles! Valid November 27-30th.
Wacoal-America.com – Free Shipping on All Orders thru Dec. 4th
Yankee Candle – Buy 2 Large Jar Candles Get 2 Free
Feel free to leave comments with your favorite Black Friday deals.
Reasons I Love Aldi Shopping
Recently I was invited to the Aldi headquarters to learn more about the company, participate in a blind taste test of Aldi products vs national brands and sample their holiday recipes and products. I was already an Aldi shopper so I was excited go and learn more about the company and their products. Aldi shopping is perfect for me because it neatly fits with the mission of this website which is to help you all save money and live well.
Aldi is perfect for the everyday shopper who want great products at a low price. I was amazed during the blind taste that for many of the products I preferred the Aldi brand to the national brand. I especially loved the Savoritz entertainment crackers which beat the Caberet crackers hands down. I also thought Nature’s Nectar orange juice was much much better than the Tropicana. [Read more…]
Enroll your eligible American Express® Card to get $10 back one time when your spend $10 or more at a qualifying small business location on November 30th. Enrollment is limited so act early before enrollments run out. Corporate and prepaid cards are not eligible.
This works at all local non franchised small businesses that accept American Express. It include boutiques, stores, bakeries and restaurants! You can go out to eat on November 30th and when you pay with your American Express you get a $10 credit! The movie theater near me is also participating that is a free movie ticket!
All you have to do is use your enrolled Card to spend $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Saturday, November 30, 2013, you will receive a one-time $10 statement credit from American Express within 8 weeks.
Visit ShopSmall.com for information about qualifying small business locations where you can Shop Small® on November 30, 2013.
Additionally, many small businesses also offer special discounts to their customers that day. In my Holiday Savings Class, I have been suggesting that people call their favorite local small business and see whether they will have special offers.
The holidays are almost here? Are you ready? Would you like to learn tips and tricks to stretch your holiday budget even more this shopping season, including:
- Save money before the first purchase is made.
- Earn and get free shipping with several online shopping strategies.
- Discover tips and tricks to shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- Get simple and inexpensive Do-it-yourself gift ideas.
- Learn frugal and fast baking tips.
- Understand ways to save during holiday meal planning.
And much more!
Who knows, maybe this year will be the year that you have money left over from your holiday budget! It is possible and I can’t wait to teach you all my tricks!
Plus everyone who attends will receive a FREE Homemade Christmas gifts ebook with directions on how to make tons of wonderful homemade presents!
This class is designed for shoppers of all ages, online shoppers, and in-store shoppers.
There are three upcoming classes.
Nov 4, 2013
Troy Public Library
510 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084
6:30 — 8:00 PM
This class is sponsored by the library and free to all attendees. You do not need to be a Troy resident to attend.
Nov 6, 2013
Farmington Community Library — Farmington Branch
23500 Liberty St, Farmington, MI ,48335
6:30 — 8:00 PM
This class is sponsored by the library and free to all attendees. You do not need to be a Farmington resident to attend.
Nov 11, 2013
Canton Public Library
1200 South Canton Center Road, Canton, Mi 48188
7:00 — 8:30 PM
This class is sponsored by the library and free to all attendees. You do not need to be a Canton resident to attend.
No Registration Required
Amazon has already started lots of lightning deals for the holidays. Many of their prices will match or be better than the Black Friday prices in store.
I suggest that you check out and bookmark the Lightning Deals Page now and check it out each morning to see if any items are on your holiday gift lists. You can select the category on the top right hand of the lightning deals. Some of the most popular deals will sell out in under a minute. My suggestion is to be at your computer right when the Lightning Deal starts and immediately put it in your cart. You then have 15 minutes to check out. During that time, you can do some price checking to see if you really want to buy the deal.
DO NOT complete that price checking price first because when you come back you might not be able to add the item to your cart. If you add it to your cart and find out the price is not that great just don’t check out. Last year many people lost out on great lightning deals because they did not immediately add the deal to their cart.
If you are not a member of Amazon Prime, this is a great time to sign up for Amazon Prime for FREE! You can try it out for FREE for 30 days which will enable you to get FREE Two-Day Shipping with no minimum order size on millions of items. This is great because otherwise you would have to pay for shipping or get to the $35 minimum for FREE super saver shipping. This free offer is only good for 30 days and after that you either need to cancel or pay for the yearly membership. I personal love it and think it is well worth the cost.
Here are a few links that show deals that will show you specific sales. Once the calendars come out for the the movie and books deals I will add these here too! These links are hard to find on Amazon so you may want to bookmark them.