10 Easy Ways to Save $5 or More Per Month

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Rhonda emailed in the following tip:

Are you looking for a few simple ways to save $5 a month (or more)? Here are 10 ideas:

  1. Install the Walmart Savings Catcher app on your phone. Then scan those and pocket the savings if prices on your items are lower at area stores.
  2. Join Inbox Dollars and earn money through taking survey and reading e-mails.
  3. Make online purchases through Ebates and earn a percentage of your total back.
  4. Sell one item you want to get rid of on Craigslist or eBay
  5. Take aluminum cans, obsolete electronics, batteries, cell phones, old non-working metal items and others to the scrap/salvage yard to sell them.
  6. Go to the thrift store to buy one item that you would normally buy new.
  7. Use the $5 off $25 purchase from Dollar General (good most Saturdays of each month)
  8. Buy greeting cards in a box, at dollar stores, or make them yourself.
  9. Donate items to Goodwill and receive a coupon worth 25% off your purchase of $15 or more – spend $20 and you will save $5 off the amount. Plus you get a tax deduction for your donation, which saves you money if you itemize deductions on your tax return. It’s a win-win situation!
  10. Cook a meal at home that you would have eaten at a restaurant.

What are your favorite ways to save at least $5 each month?

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HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources

This is the weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Jamerrill from FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more.

This week we found some fun themed learning resources! Be sure to check out our list of St. Patrick’s Day printables and notice the fabulous list of fun packs that include Big Hero 6, Lego’s, Mario, Easter, and more!

St. Patrick’s Day Printables

In this St. Patrick’s Day list you can find writing, notebooking, printables, activites and math! Make it a themed week with these fun resources:

Math

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These FREE ADDITION WORKSHEETS K-1: (instant download) are so much more than just addition worksheets. They have cute pictures and include activities that have your child think outside the box when learning to add. Also, try this FREE Doubles Facts Addition Game.

Use these FREE Pi Day Resources to make Pi learning fun!

Here are FREE Multiplication Facts Games and Printables to teach those multiplication tables in a fun way.

Finding resources for high school math can be a challenge. Try this FREE Printable Math Copywork for High School.

Preschool and Kindergarten

Here are FREE Transportation Themed 2 Piece Puzzles and FREE Transportation Themed Coloring Pages so you can pull together a unit study on transportation.

Your little one will love these FREE Frozen Themed Q-Tip Painting Printables.

Spelling and Writing

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Here are 4 Spelling Strategies You Don’t Want to Miss!

These FREE ABC Lowercase Cursive Pages are the perfect start to cursive writing, but if your child is not quite ready for cursive, then try these FREE Handwriting Worksheets.

Reading

Improve your child’s reading comprehension with this FREE Teach Your Child to Use Schema in Reading Printables Pack.

Use these FREE Short Vowel e Word Family Coloring Pages to reinforce reading of short vowel e.

This FREE A Voyage into Adventure eBook Set – 20 eBooks! is a pack of 20 eBooks with fascinating unit studies for the kids and encouraging topics and guidance for you.

History and Geography

This FREE Visual Guide to Landforms is a great resource when teaching geography.

March is Women’s history month, so be sure to grab this FREE Amelia Earhart Printables Pack for your studies.

Science

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This FREE List of 100 Engineering Projects for Kids with Printables features free engineering unit studies, scientific printables, building and construction projects and so much more.

The end of winter and beginning of spring this is a great time to study weather with this Free Weather Insider eBook.

This Free Robin Mini Unit Study is the perfect science study to get you thinking spring.

Learn the history of science with these FREE History of Science Printables.

Bible and Character

Use this Free The Last Supper eLesson to learn what Jesus taught his disciples at the last supper.

This FREE Bible Verse Copywork Pages (Philippians 4-8) is a great way to memorize scripture.

Fun Themed Learning Packs and Resources

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This FREE Big Hero 6 Printables Pack includes activities to do with your child as well.

Here is a Mario Themed Learning Pack (subscriber freebie).

Jump into spring with this FREE Spring Fun and Learning Pack.

Lego’s are fun and if you need more ideas try these FREE Lego Learning Resources.

Random Homeschool Goodness

It’s not too soon to start thinking about Easter. Here is a Free Jelly Bean Easter Craft Printables.

Teach your child the names of colors in 7 different languages with this FREE Color Names in 7 Languages Printables. And reinforce them in English with these FREE Color Word Writing Practice Printables.

Celebrate your school achievements with a FREE 100th Day of School Activities and Printables Pack.

Click here thousands of homeschool freebies!

*Don’t forget! If you are looking for additional free homeschool resources please check the huge growing list of free homeschool curriculum and resources on MoneySavingMom.com!

Jamerrill is the homeschooling mother of a large and growing family. After seasons of spending $50 or less annually to homeschool her children, she started Free Homeschool Deals in 2012 to help all families afford the homeschool life. You can follow the homeschool goodness on Pinterest and Facebook.

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Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1.08 lbs Tomatoes – $1.39

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.50

1 Mountain Dew KickStart – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

3 Totinos Frozen Pizzas – $1.33 each (Requested by my husband) :)

4 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each (Another request by my husband)

2 gallons Dillons Milk – $1.99 each (I was so excited about this price!), used $0.25 rebate from Ibotta – 2/$3.73 after rebate

2 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.49 each, used $0.25 rebate from Ibotta – 2/$2.73 after rebate

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.59

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $1

Total with tax ($1.39) after coupons and rebate: $19.12

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1 Mahatma Brown Rice – $1.16

1.80 lbs Bananas – $0.99, Received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.74 after rebate

1 pkg Celery – $0.89 (Price matched to Save A Lot’s ad)

1 (3 lbs) bag Gala Apples – $1.89 (Price matched to Aldi’s ad), Received $0.25 back from Ibotta AND received $0.25 back from Snap – $1.49 after rebates

2 pkgs Strawberries – $1.29 each (Price matched to Aldi’s ad)

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29 (Price matched to Aldi’s ad)

Total with tax after rebates: $7.65

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1 Bounty Basic Paper Towels – $1.25, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 3/1 P&G insert (doubled) AND received $0.25 back from Ibotta – Free after coupon and rebate

2 Grapefruit – $0.38 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.69 each

0.92 lbs Asparagus – $1.73, Received $0.25 back from Snap – $1.48 after rebate

1 Angel Soft Toilet Paper – $1, used $0.40/1 coupon from the 3/1 P&G insert (doubled) – $0.20 after coupon

1 pkg Hinode Brown Rice – $2.39, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.39 after coupon

1 Hiland Cottage Cheese – $1.88, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 2/22 SmartSource insert – $0.88 after coupon

Items a part of the Buy 10, Get $10 off instantly:

2 Jell-O Pudding – $0.99 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 Cool Whip – $0.79 each, used $0.50/2 printable (doubled) – $0.29 each after coupon

3 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99, used $1.50/3 mailer coupon – $1.49 each after coupon

2 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese – $1.49 each, used $1/2 printable (no longer available; doubled) – $0.49 after coupon

1 Kraft Marshmallows – $0.69

Total with tax ($1.52) after coupons, rebates and sales: $13.21

Total for all grocery items: $39.48

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Scrambled Eggs & Toast x 4

Lunches

Fruit/Veggies/Cheese/Crackers x 3

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Veggies x 2

Macaroni and Cheese/Fruit

Leftovers

Tossed Salad/Smoothies x 5 (for me)

Dinners

Bean Burritos (from the freezer), Chips

Chicken and Noodles, Steamed Asparagus, Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Hamburgers, Fruit Salad, Chips

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Venison Meatloaf, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus

3 Bean Soup (from a mix-in-a-jar that was a gift), Homemade Bread, Grapefruit

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Huge Weekend Magazine Sale: Family Handyman, EatingWell + More

$1 Weekend Magazine SaleDiscountMags.com is back with another really fantastic weekend sale! With these prices, all issues are $1 or less per issue!

This huge magazine sale is a great opportunity to get a deal on your favorite magazine subscriptions at some of the lowest prices of the year.

There are over 100+ titles to choose from. Some of my favorite deals include:

And so many more wonderful titles, go here to see them all!

Screen Shot 2013-12-29 at 2.09.55 PMYou can purchase magazine subscriptions as gifts, for yourself or even to renew existing subscriptions.

This sale will end Sunday night, March 8th, 2015, at midnight EST.

(Note: The links in this post are my referral links. Read my disclosure policy here.)

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48-Hour Giveaway: Dressing Your Truth Online Course and $200 Shopping Spree (1 Winner)

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I am SO excited about this giveaway! You see, I first heard about the Dressing Your Truth Course from a reader who highly recommended it to me and suggested that I look into it.

At first, I didn’t really think it was something for me. After all, I’m the girl with the minimalist wardrobe. The girl who only wore a few colors. The girl who would happily wear the same thing over and over and over again.

But as more and more people recommended it, I decided to just at least take a peek at it. I was intrigued enough that when the folks at Dressing Your Truth asked if I’d write a review of their program, I told them I’d consider it.

However, I said I would only write a review on two conditions: 1) That I loved the program and found it to be very helpful and 2) if they’d do a giveaway for my readers.

In all honesty, I didn’t think I’d like the program. I thought I’d probably watch one or two of the lessons and decide it just wasn’t worth my time or your time. So I doubted I’ll actually end up even writing a review or running a giveaway.

Boy, was I ever wrong!

Dressing Your Truth Course Giveaway

I actually ended up finding the entire course utterly fascinating! And many, many of you who have been with me in person over the past few months have not only heard me passionately sharing about it, you’ve also probably noticed that I’m gradually shifting over to wearing much more bold and bright colors.

Why? Because going through the course helped me to really solidify what type of person I am and what colors and styles really mesh with my inner personality and bents. It’s been amazing to me to realize that when I dress in accordance to the type of personality I have, I feel much more confident and energetic.

What is the Dressing Your Truth Course?

In the Dressing Your Truth course you’ll discover which of the 4 Types of beauty you express, plus learn the tools for how to express your true beauty through your clothes, accessories, makeup and hair.

This 3-hour course teaches you about the 5 elements of style—color, fabrication, texture, design lines, and pattern—and how to determine what type of person you are and how you should dress for that type. It shares in-depth suggestions for not only clothes, but also accessories, makeup, and hair.

Dressing Your Truth course

By helping you learn exactly what looks best on you, the Dressing Your Truth course not only transforms your outward appearance to match your inner true personality, but it also saves you a lot of time and effort because you’ll be able to streamline your wardrobe down to those styles and colors and patterns that look best on you and fit your personality type.

Caveat: Some of the parts of the course are a little “out there” and borderline weird. But overall, I found the course to be very interesting and engaging, very thought-provoking, and very eye-opening to me. In fact, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to approach clothes and how I dress in the same way again as a result of going through this course.

Want to Go Through the Dressing Your Truth Course for FREE?

One reader will win both the Dressing Your Truth online course and a $200 shopping spree to spend in the Dressing Your Truth online store! This life-changing course also includes hours of personal style training, DYT Club Membership, outfit guides, monthly online events, and much more. The Dressing Your Truth online store features customized apparel, jewelry, accessories and makeup—all  handpicked for each of the 4 Types of beauty.

To enter, click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. One winner will be chosen and posted next week. This giveaway ends Sunday, March 8, at 11:59 pm, CST.

Enter the Giveaway

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Get a Mommy & Me Scarf + a pair of earrings for just $7.94 shipped!

Mommy & Me Scarves for $5.95 shipped

Beginning today through Monday (March 9, 2015), you can get a Mommy & Me Scarf for just $5.95 shipped when you use coupon code MSM315 at checkout.

Mommy & Me Scarves for $5.95 shipped!

These spring scarves come in 4 different pattern/color options and fit kids, tweens, and women. You can buy one for yourself, buy one for a girl you know, or buy a matching Mother & Daughter set.

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Plus, when you go to checkout, you’ll be offered a pair of earrings for just an additional $1.99 if you’d like. So you can get a scarf plus a pair of earrings for just $7.94 shipped!

Just use coupon code MSM315 at checkout to get this deal.

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here.)
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