Simple money saving things I do

I posted on where I find good deals and what to look for but now you can see a few simple ways I save money at home.

Kool-aid/punchI hit up my local Dollar Tree (store of cheap good items) there are some things I love to get and one thing I buy are punch mixes, but the only difference is I buy the single ones you can add to your water bottle and use those (not in a single water bottle).  I use 2 or 3 depending on how large of a container you are putting them in, and add sugar after I have added in the water (again this is all on how large of a container and how sweet you want it).



Food storage

Never throw out jusice containers or bulk plastic jugs, I use mine to store my sugar, flour, rice, and other dry baking/cooking products. If you can’t remove the label or it is a dark container I would use a paint pen and label my containers. I also use the old juice and soda bottles for things like kool-aid. After all why throw away something that could help keep items together (and lets face it those paper bags they come in suck). I also store my bulk beans and unopened pasta in a basket so they’re not floating bags of food that could fall and burst open. 



Come back soon, I might have some new tips or just something that has been on my mind. Who knows?!




coupons, freebies, giveaways myway

I have been doing these things for about a year now and I have had some success and some crap-shoot too. The best thing to do is keep trying and keep clipping to save money, and freebies are always a nice surprise in the mailbox. Also get a coupon holder, many dollar stores carry them, I have coupons that don’t expire for 2 years in mine and it’s good to hold them in the same place.

A few hints that help:

 ~you might need many social media accounts to get freebies (ie: Twitter, Facebook, Vine,etc) these help you find freebies and follow companies that give special deals to their customers.

~having more than one email, this way one is for personal things like family and friends and the other for companies that send out newsletters. Many newsletters contain printable coupons or even a link for free sample even recipes (also you can possibly snake extra samples with multiple emails)

~stores that have a customer card that costs nothing, you want to get. Big Lots for one sends newsletters about special deals that they don’t publish in the paper. Some stores also have loadable cards so you don’t have to clip so many coupons.

~this becomes your hobby, it pretty much it a part time job if you can manage it

~check many sites, they may have the same things listed but sometimes they don’t  This website has listings for coupons, free stuff, giveaways, deals, does a coupon matchup for you and if you are friends on Facebook she lists her winners for giveaways she puts on herself. This site also has listings for free stuff, ad previews (some before they hit the newspaper), online deals, and printable coupons. This one also has a section on how to use coupons to the max.  This site is more is a community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster invites its most active members to participate in exclusive VoxBox programs where members receive complimentary products to test and review. In exchange, we ask our members to do what they already love to do: share their opinions with their friends & followers on social media. This site uses a lot of those media accounts, I have does 5 boxes and won 2 larger prizes picked by the actual companies.