Are you ready to cut your grocery bill?!?

Are You Ready to Cut Your Grocery Bill??

Are you tired of spending so much on groceries? Do you wish you could find some step-by-step help to lower your grocery budget?

Then you’ll want to get up bright and early tomorrow morning to take advantage of our Crazy, Can’t Miss Sale on Grocery University that we’re running tomorrow only.

What is Grocery University?

Grocery University is a 2 hour, 19 minute audio course that will teach you everything you need to know about making the most of your grocery budget, regardless of whether you’re new to bargain shopping or have been a super-shopper for years.

This original, in-depth course goes deeper than anything you’ve ever seen before and will have you stretching your grocery budget further than you ever thought possible! It’s produced by my good friend, Carrie Isaac, a mom of five and owner of Springs Bargains.

In this course, Carrie has taken her years of experience teaching live seminars and developed a comprehensive strategy that’s proven to reduce your grocery budget. Carrie produced this course in 2010 and sold it successfully to thousands of people.

When I found out that Carrie was planning to discontinue selling Grocery University because her plate was too full, I approached her and asked if we could buy the rights to the course. We’ve been working on tweaking and updating the course over the past few months and it’s finally ready to be re-launched.

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Don’t Miss Our Crazy Sale Tomorrow Only!

You won’t want to miss the re-launch TOMORROW. Trust me, the crazy, special, you-won’t-want-to-miss sale starts bright and early tomorrow morning and it’s worth getting up early for.

Why? Well, because the early bird truly gets rewarded:

5 a.m. CT – we’ll kick things off with the low, low price of $2.97
8 a.m. CT – price goes up to $3.97
11 a.m. CT – price goes up to $4.97
2 p.m. CT – price goes up to $5.97
5 p.m. – price goes up to $6.97
8 p.m. – price goes up to $7.97
11 p.m. – price goes up to $8.97

See, I told you that you wouldn’t want to miss out! :)

To get in on this deal, head over to GroceryUniversity.com tomorrow for this crazy Re-Launch Day Special Pricing!

These prices will only be valid tomorrow during the times listed.

P.S. If you want to share about this deal on your blog or on your Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook account, sign up to get your referral link here. You’ll earn 60% of all sales of this course made through your link tomorrow!

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Increase Your Income and Build Relationships By Renting Out Part of Your Home

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Guest post from Lisa Joy of Eclectic

A few years ago, we moved from a tiny condo into a split-level home. We loved our new floor plan and knew we could expand to fill it — but we didn’t have to. We had an extra bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen downstairs; and since we didn’t want to waste that space, finding a renter seemed like the logical thing to do.

For the record, you don’t need an extra kitchen to have a renter. My parents, who are entering the empty-nest stage, have invited a local college girl to live in a spare bedroom upstairs. They have also remodeled part of their walk-out basement to be a small apartment.

Having a renter in your home can expand your family’s relationships while increasing your monthly income. Also, income earned from a renter has the added benefits of often being tax-free (you’ll want to research this as you do your taxes), and requires no continual work hours.

If you live in a home with a little extra space, or if you could consolidate to make that space, having a renter may be a good option for you as well. Here are a few things to think about if this is a path you would like to pursue:

Find the Right Fit

A renter can be a nightmare if it’s not a good fit for your family, but a good fit can be a huge blessing. We are just about to welcome our third renter into our home. All three have been single, Christian women who have just completed their undergrad degree.

To find them, we advertised through two local colleges. We make it clear that we are a small Christian family with young children. We will only accept females who are willing to keep quiet hours and respect our property.

We ask each prospective renter for three references, and we do a background check. We also ask them to come visit our home and share a meal with us, so that they can see the place and so that we can get a feel for their personality.

Set Clear Boundaries

I’m a private, introverted person, and having a renter only works because we have clear boundaries. Both we and our renters sign a lease agreement before they move in.

The lease agreement includes specification of what space belongs to whom. Some space belongs to us, and the renter is not allowed to enter without invitation.

Some space belongs to our renter, and we are not allowed to enter except in case of emergency. Some space is shared.

Because we have a split-level home, the entire upstairs is our private space, so I can wear my pajamas around without having to worry. Not like I would, you know, but just in case! ;)

We ask our renters to get a post office box, so we’re not sharing a mailbox. We also specify where our renter should park their car.

If you share a kitchen or bathroom, you can specify things like which cupboard or fridge/freezer shelf belongs to your renters. You can specify when your renter does laundry. We also make rules about the number of guests allowed, and ask our renters to get permission for overnight guests.

Our lease agreement includes basics like a security deposit to cover any damages, and a deadline when rent is due each month. And because we have small children, we set quiet hours from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Clear boundaries upfront protect both you and your renter, and help you find someone with a quiet lifestyle who will respect your privacy.

Enjoy A Mutual Blessing

I remember being a single woman just out of college, and it was challenging. Finding housing that is both affordable and safe can be difficult. Adjusting to a new area can be lonely.

Many single women welcome the opportunity to live with a family. In some cases, you may find that you are not just a landlord, but a friend.

A renter can also be a blessing to YOU. We hire our renter not only for baby-sitting, but also for getting mail and watering plants when we are out of town.

We occasionally invite our renter up for a meal and last winter we visited together when we were snowed in. Our children consider them almost like adopted aunts.

I had some initial misgivings, and of course there’s been a little inconvenience, but ultimately having a renter has been so worth it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to increase our monthly income, and to reach out at the same time.

Lisa Joy is a disciple of Christ, living in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, son, and daughter, teaching part-time, fostering, homemaking, and blogging a little around the edges at Eclectic.

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Staples Back to School Deals for the week of August 17-23, 2014

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Here are the best back to school deals at Staples this week:

$0.15 – $0.50 Deals:

  • 2-Pocket Paper Folders — $0.15
  • Staples 1-Subject Notebook — $0.17
  • Staples Wooden Ruler — $0.25
  • Staples School Glue — $0.39
  • Staples Index Cards 100 ct. — $0.50
  • Crayola Crayons 24 pk. — $0.50
  • Staples Composition Book 100 sheet — $0.50

$0.68 – $1 Deals:

  • Staples #2 Pencils 12 pk. — $0.68
  • Staples Dual Pencil Sharpener — $0.68
  • Really Useful Boxes 0.14L — $0.75
  • Staples Filler Paper 120 sheets — $0.82
  • Staples Pink Erasers 3 pk, or Cap Erasers 12 pk. — $0.96
  • Crayola Classic Markers 10 pk. — $0.99
  • RoseArt Colored Pencils 12 pk. — $1
  • 180 Degree Protractor — $1
  • Compass with Measuring Guide — $1

Rebates:

Purchase Paper Mate Profile Ballpoint Pens 4 pk. $3
Submit for $3 Easy Rebate (limit 1)
FREE after rebate

Purchase Hammermill Copy Plus Copy Paper 500 sheet ream $7.99
Earn $4 Easy Rebate (limit 1)
Use this $3.99 printable coupon
FREE after coupon and rebate

See the full list of deals over at Moms by Heart.

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48-Hour Giveaway: $50 Credit to Gabriel’s Good Tidings

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Gabriel’s Good Tidings is a small yet growing Etsy shop. Amy Gabriel, who is a frugal wife and homeschooling mom, loves to sew and loves creating and selling one-of-a-kind items via Etsy.

In the last twelve months, Amy has been able to supply 75% or more of her family’s monthly income through wholesale and Etsy sales as her husband completes his master’s degree and nears graduation this December. How amazing is that?!?

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Amy’s most popular item is her clip-on lip balm holders.  They easily attach to purses, key rings, diaper bags, backpacks, and more and keep that lip balm from getting lost in the bottom of your purse!

She sent us some of these and we’ve loved them. My kids especially loved the various patterns — she offers a fabric style for just about everyone!

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She’s recently expanded her product line to offer personalized lip balm holders, glitter lip balm holders, and even has a clearance section in her shop.

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In addition to lip balm holders, Amy also creates unique holders for 5 ml essential oil bottles. The available colors coordinate with popular label colors, and are designed to hold the Young Living 5 ml or similar sized bottles.

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Like the lip balm holders, these essential oil holders also clip on to purses and key chains to keep essential oils easily accessible. She’s worked with many essential oil distributors to offer giveaways and discounts to those who love their essential oils.

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These essential oil holders would be especially great if you have a few oils that you want to always bring with you when you’re out and about. Keeping them on your handbag, diaper bag, or key chain will guarantee that they are always handy when you need them!

Special Offer — 50% Off!

For the next seven days, Amy is offering 50% off to all MoneySavingMom.com readers!  In her Etsy shop, simply use the coupon code MSM50OFF at checkout and the savings will be automatically deducted.

Additionally, if you sign up for Amy’s email newsletter, you’ll receive a coupon code to save $5 off any purchase of $10 or more – and this coupon never expires!

You can read more about Amy and her journey to becoming a work-at-home momprenuer on her Etsy shop’s about page or on her Instagram page or Facebook page. Amy is based in Orlando, Florida and when she’s not sewing, she enjoys reading, swimming, and going on day trips to the beach.

Would you like to win a $50 credit to Gabriel’s Good Tidings? Click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address to be entered to win. This giveaway ends Wednesday, August 20, at 11:59 pm, CST. Winners will be chosen and posted early next week.

Enter the Giveaway

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LONG list of School Supply printable coupons + more

School Supply couponsHere’s a LONG list of School Supply printable coupons + more coupons:

School Supply List Coupons

$0.50 off any Clorox 4-in-1 Disinfecting Spray
$0.75 off 34ct or larger Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
$1.00 off any White Cloud Facial Tissue 3-pack
$0.30 off ONE Dawn Product
Buy One White Cloud Bath Tissue, get free 4-Pack
$2.00 off 3 Windex, Pledge, Shout products
$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand containers
$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand bags
$1.00 off any 2 Glad Food Protection Products
$1.00 off one Brawny 8 Giant Roll or Larger
$1.00 off two Wet Ones Wipes: Canister or Singles
$1.00 off any 2 Dial liquid hand soap or bar soaps

Breakfast Coupons

$0.50 off any 2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries
$0.75 off ONE BOX Trix cereal
$1.00 off 2 BOXES any flavor Cheerios™ cereals
$0.50 off ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
$0.75 off one box Multi Grain Cheerios cereal
$0.50 off any one Fiber One™ Streusel Bars

Packed Lunch & After-School Snack Coupons

$0.55 off (1) Hi-C Drink Box 10-pk, any variety
$1.00 off (1) Minute Maid Juice Box 10-pk
$1.00 off any ONE Delimex Taquitos Frozen Snack
$0.50 off any ONE (1) Bagel Bites Frozen Product
$1.00 off ONE (1) CAPRI SUN Juice Drink
$0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Jammers Juice Drink
$1.00 off TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Beef Hot Dogs
$1.00 off 2 LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations
$0.50 off TWO Chex Mix™ or Bugles™ Corn Snacks
$0.50 off one box Fiber One Chewy bars product
$0.75 off THREE PACKAGES Totino’s™ Rolls Snacks
$0.50 off ONE BOX any Nature Valley Granola Bars
$0.50 off (1) any flavor Yoplait products
$0.20 off 1 CUP any flavor Yoplait Greek 2% yogurt
$0.50 off TWO Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks
$0.75 off 2 select kid Yoplait yogurts, any flavor
$1.00 off (1) COOL WHIP and (2) JELL-O Pudding
$1.00 off TWO (2) Mott’s 6-pk Applesauce cups

Quick & Easy Dinner Coupons

Buy Macaroni & Cheese 5pk, get Shells & Cheese Cup
$1.00 off ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
$1.00 off (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners
$1.00 off four Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza

Mom Survival Coupons

$3.00 off Airborne Everyday™ 50 count
$0.65 off ONE Tide To Go Pen
$1.00 off ONE OxiClean™ White Revive Stain Remover
$0.50 off any OxiClean™ Pre-Treater
$1.00 off GOODY’S POWDER or HEADACHE RELIEF Shot
$1.00 off ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee
$1.50 off ONE (1) Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage
$1.00 off ONE ZzzQuil™ product
$2.00 off ONE Secret Clinical Deodorant
$1.00 off any ONE (1) Bayer Aspirin product
$5.00 off Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Kit

FOR MORE COUPONS, search our comprehensive Coupon Database for manufacturer coupons, printable coupons, eCoupons, and more!

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