Shrink Your Grocery Bill Today with this Smart Idea

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins… This is such a great quote, and while it is relevant to every area of life, it’s especially right-on when it comes to your finances. I know so many women who say they just “don’t get” finances, that following a budget is too restrictive, or that they don’t know how to save more. Well ladies, I’ve got some tips to share today that will help you save a ton of money, with very little time or effort. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Pinky promise.

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Football Party Coupons

Football Party Coupons… Are you ready for football season? If you’re planning to host or attend some sweet football parties this fall, take a peek at my football party food creations – the Original Snackadium with chips and dips, and the new Snackadium, Snickers edition. Then use these awesome coupons to save a TON when shopping for party supplies, foods, and gear. Print as many of these great football party coupons as you want – They’ll add up to BIG savings on your shopping bill. There are some seriously great deals here – and I know that a few of them match up really well to grocery sales this week too. Safeway has the Lloyds packages at Buy One Get One Free this week – combine that with this dollar off coupon, and you’re rockin’ the sales. I’ve included everything I found that I would use to stock up for football party season – hope it helps!

$1.00 off Two (2) Solo Products
$0.50 off select salty snacks
$1.00 off HORMEL CURE 81 Boneless Ham

More of my favorite football party coupons!

And – while you’re there printing these off, watch for the $2 off Snickers NFL minis coupons – they’re only available in some areas, and I can’t find it in my available coupons. But you might see it in yours!

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Crest & Oral-B Brighten Smiles with a Trip to London 2012 Olympic Games!

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Keeping my families smiles bright!

I’m working on a new challenge with my family – Because you know I LOVE taking on new challenges! It’s called the Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control Test Drive Program – and the goal is to develop new healthy habits, and keep those awesome smiles on my families faces shining and bright.

Why this is important to me

We don’t have any health insurance right now – which of course, means no dental insurance either. That makes our brushing routines even more important, since we don’t have a dentist to go to for check-ups. I know that there are thousands of other moms out there reading this, who are trying to get by without dental insurance too – so I hope that the tips and tools in this system can help you too!

Yucky plaque – don’t come back!

For this challenge, we’re using the new Crest Pro-Health Clinical Line from Crest & Oral-B. Their site states that, “When used together, these products not only significantly reduce plaque, they’re also clinically proven to help keep plaque from coming back.” Since plaque is a big player in causing tooth decay and gum disease, this is super important! The products form a full system – toothpaste and brushes, floss and rinse – so it’s easy to know exactly what to buy, and you can rest easy knowing you’re doing the best you can to keep your family’s smiles healthy.

Getting started with the Challenge

We’re test driving all of these great products right now – and I’ll update you soon with more info on what we all thought of them. If you want to try them too, get some great money-saving coupons from Crest to help you stock up these awesome products, or check out Coupons.com for the latest toothpaste coupons too. A few tips to maximize the results you’ll see with this system:

  1. Make sure to brush at least twice a day, for 3 minutes at a time. To help the kids brush long enough without you nagging, check out a really fun solution that works awesome in my house – the Twooth Timer.
  2. Get the kids used to flossing early on – and make it a daily habit. This is one of the biggest areas that people neglect, and is a common hiding spot of cavities and decay.
  3. Use a great rinse. Not only does it lead to healthier teeth and gums, but if you use one like the Crest Pro-Health Clinical Rinse, you can kill 99% of germs which leads to ridiculously fresh breath.

So – check out the great products in the Crest Pro-Health Line, make sure to grab some of the great coupons available, and…. Get ready for a chance to take those great new brushing habits on the road, if your family are the lucky winners of the Pro-Health Clinical Olympic Games Sweepstakes!!

Win a Trip to London!!

Crest and Oral-B invite you to enter the Pro-Health Clinical Olympic Games Sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games for your family, and also enter into a weekly drawing to receive the full product line. The sweepstakes begins on March 15th and will run through May 31st. {Feelin’ lucky? Make sure to enter to win all of the other awesome prizes that I’m giving away here this month, all listed in the sidebar.} Good luck!

{Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Crest and Oral-B and received product samples to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central Consulting sent me a promotional gift to thank me for taking the time to participate.}

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Trendy Mealtimes for Tots with Embelle Baby Bibs

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Makin’ Mealtimes Fun!

Ok, mealtime with a baby is already fun, right? Who doesn’t love some mashed potatoes in their hair? The baby obviously thinks it’s hilarious. Don’t you? Maybe a green bean up the nose? Woah baby, we’re havin’ fun now! – Ok, but seriously. When you’ve got a baby or a toddler – {maybe you’re super lucky, and have both at the same time} – you deal with a lot of stressful, messy situations during your day. So – why not get some gear to make it at least a little bit more fashionable and fun, right?

Baby Bibs, Designer baby bibs

Embelle Bibs from Target!

Check out these super fun bibs from Embelle – Are these super fun, or what? They look like a designer bib – but they’re available for a totally non-designer price at your local Target. Or Tar-jaaaay if you want to get fancy about it. And, since we all know that it’s not possible to go into Target and walk out again without somehow spending over $100 on pretty, trendy, sparkly things – I’ve got a coupon to save you some cash on these adorable bibs – Embelle Baby Bib Coupon – from Coupons.com. Type in your zipcode, and if these sweet bibs are available at your local Target, then you’ll see the coupon to save!

{Disclaimer: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Global Influence. Coupon may not be available in all zipcodes.}

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Smart Solution for Busy Moms: The Couponizer Saves More than Money – #Giveaway

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Shopping Used To Be A Chore…But Not Any More!!

We love couponing and finding deals for our readers!! We also want to make sure you have a system for organizing your coupons that way you don’t get frustrated or overwhelmed. I’ve teamed up with the super smart Shopper’s Haul, and a ton of other great bloggers to give away a The Couponizer System
to one lucky reader. The Couponizer does more than save you money – it saves you time too. And one super lucky winner is going to get that full system for free in this awesome giveaway!

The Couponizer System Includes:

  • The Couponizer (With Elastic Closure Strap)
  • Customer Loyalty Card Sleeves (Inside Couponizer)
  • Shopping List
  • CoupTracker
  • Scissors
  • CoupStacker-Expandable Coupon Sorting Mat
  • Clear Zipped Carrying Bag

To be entered in the giveaway, complete the entries on the Rafflecopter Form below. Entries will be verified and no duplicate entries will be allowed. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on 2/25 12:01 EST!

Why I teamed up to bring you this giveaway…

I am a couponer – but am not a pro! I don’t share many coupons or match-ups here, since it’s definitely NOT something that I’m an expert on. Even so, by spending an extra 20 minutes before a grocery shopping trip, I save us an average of 40% off on our bill each week – which is an enormous help in our super-tight family budget. One of the KEYS to saving with coupons is having a good system and being organized – and the Couponizer totally simplifies that. Since my goal here is to find Smart Solutions for Busy Moms, I knew that this was something I wanted to give you guys a chance to win! {And, if you’re feelin’ lucky – Check out the other giveaways in the sidebar too. There is over $1,500 in prizes to win right now!}

Have fun & Good Luck!

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Groundhog One-Day-Only Giveaway: Are You a Winner?

 

 

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Groundhog Day Giveaway – Today Only!

If you’re a registered user over at Cellfire.com, simply log-in to your account, and you’ll see a big banner on your homepage – Click it to see if you’re a winner!

Not a Cellfire User Yet?

You can sign up here – Save grocery coupons directly to your supermarket savings card with Cellfire. Click Here – It’s super quick and simple. I’m not sure if new users are eligible to win the contest or not – but it’s so easy to set up, it’s awesome to use, and there are a ton of prizes – It’s worth joining today!

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Meal Planning in 4 Easy Steps

Using Grocery Coupons

Do you need to save money on groceries?

Hahahahaha – That’s like saying, “Do you need a little more sleep?” or, “Would you like the kids to get along a little more often?” For most families, the food budget is one of the only things left to cut, and it’s often one of the biggest places that we over spend. The problem is, we’re often too busy to figure out exactly HOW to save money on groceries.

How to Cut Costs

Meal Planning + Savings Match-Ups = Food on the Table! Seriously, this site is awesomesauce. It is totally simple to use. It’s free to join. It will save you loads of time, and money. And your family might even eat healthier, since you’ll be cooking more ‘real’ meals at home! It makes meal planning very quick and simple – you no longer need to save all of those weekly sale inserts. Food on the Table matches your meals directly to the best savings at your own personal local grocery store!

Open a free Meal Planning account on Food on the Table today!

Here’s how it Works

  1. Set up your meal plan for the week – Food on the Table lets you add the local grocery stores you shop at most. Then, when you log in, it’ll let you see which meats are on sale this week, so you can quickly click your choices.
  2. Get Recipes – Next, input your own recipes, use previous recipes you’ve added, or check out their huge selection. Pick and click to add your favorites – easy peasy!
  3. Savings at your grocery store – Food on the Table will now build you a grocery list, auto-filled with the ingredients that you need, based on your recipes for the week. Scan it quickly – see something you already have? Uncheck it. Have extra basics you want to add? Type ‘em in! Then it will show you how much you’re saving when it matches your needed ingredients to sales at your favorite store!
  4. Printable Grocery List – Finally, it loads up a super cool printable grocery list of everything you need for that weeks meals! Even COOLER – you can send that list to your email, or as a text message, so that you have it whenever, or wherever, you need it! You could even email it your husband at work, so he can shop on his way home. Score!

Meal Planning is one of the most helpful tips I can share with you – I’m still working on getting into a groove, and am always looking for great new tips, sites, and apps to help me stay organized and on top of things. This is one of my very favorites that I’ve found – and I know it will help your family too! Plus – It’s free! What do you have to lose – Check it out today!

For more BIG savings at the grocery store – make sure to check out my coupon resource page – How to Get Coupons: 11 Ways to Get Coupons Today. There are also more tips on matching your coupons to store sales, and info about another meal planning service that I use too. Check it out!

Check out more ways to creatively stretch your budget

These are some of my favorite books and tools to save time and money in kitchen – Smart solutions for busy moms like us. If you have a favorite tip to make meal time simpler, cheaper, and more efficient – please share your wisdom in the comments below. I love hearing from you smart ladies!

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