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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today's Tidbits

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lost Keys?

Have you ever spent lots of extra time in the morning hunting for keys, sunglasses, wallet etc? Everything that you need to get out of the house?

Well, I have this adorable little table that sits close to the front door.

On the table I keep this little basket. Everytime I walk IN the door, I put my wallet, keys, sunglasses etc into the basket.


When I am gathering things to leave.. everything is in the basket! I also will put the outgoing mail, and my Kindle, right next to the basket so that I never forget a thing!

And that's What Works for Me!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Get a free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios.

Shout OUT!!

A great big SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU! To Emergency Essentials I recieved a $10 gift card from them in the mail this week,

Emergency Essentials is a company out of Orem, Utah. The have been helping people prepare for 22 years. They offer emergency kits, First Aid, MRE (meals ready to eat), food storage items, survival kits and much much more.

I suggest checking them out, This month they are having a giveaway, with 3 winners:
Prize #1 - New! One Month Supply of Just-Add-Water Foods
This new combo is full of simple to prepare foods, perfect for adding to your food storage. Simply add water, wait 10 minutes and enjoy!

Prize #2 - Comp II Emergency Supply
With the Comp II's comprehensive set of preparedness items, you'll have a personal wealth of emergency gear when you need it most.
Prize #3 - Goal Zero™ Extreme™ 350 Kit
The  Goal Zero Extreme 350 Kit is a combination of the Extreme 350 Power Pack and the Extreme UI (Universal Inverter) and AC wall charger.
Enjoy.. and Be Prepared!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Meal Plan Monday- June 27, 2011



Wow! I can’t believe June is over this week!! Here’s to warm days, and cool nights!!


On the menu this week we have:

Monday:                       Chicken patty sandwiches and salad                 

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 Beef stroganoff, rolls and vegi

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      Fried Rice and egg rolls

Sunday:                        Tuna Casserole and green beans

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, June 26, 2011

HOT!!!- Breast Cancer Awareness Pin!

Hurry to 1saleaday.com and request your FREE Silver Plated Breast Cancer Awareness Pin!
And FREE SHIPPING TOO!! 

Thanks MoJo!

Great find!

I went  shopping at garage sales yesterday  morning. In particular I have been looking for a dresser/table or desk to use with my scrap booking stuff. I found one across the street! And for only $20!

I was using an old kitchen table, now I have both. I am able to spread out and have all of my supplies at my fingertips:

I also now use the old table to house my Cricut and other cutting tools:
I can't wait to scrapbook some more!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Super Savings Saturday!! Grand total $10.83!

Today, Fred Meyer had hamburger buns on sale for $.59! I snagged the limit of two, along with the in-ad coupon for tuna 3/$1- limit 9.
Bread was also a good buy today at 3/$4.
Grand total $ 10.83!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Friday!

It's the last Friday of JUNE!! Can you believe it???
2011 is 1/2 over already.  Christmas will be here before we know it!

Here is a quick and easy way to save for Christmas. Use Swagbucks    As you may know, Swagbucks is a online search engine. Use it just like Google, in fact, they are powered by Google.

I use Swagbucks everyday. This is how it works: search for anything/everything like you normally do, as you search, you will be randomly awarded with Swagbucks. These are "digital dollars". When you get enough you can redeem them for prizes. I redeem them for $5 Amazon gift cards. They are only 450 Swagbucks and I save the gift cards in my Amazon account to use for holiday spending. (They never expire.)

And today is MegaSwagbucks day.  It’s easy to get at least 5 Swagbucks a day! Do the daily poll, see if you qualify for a survey, do the NOSO (no obligation, special offers) and Invite a friend!

Imagine, really easy saving for Christmas without doing anything more than I do every day! And thanks for signing up under my referral link!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Works for me Wednesday!


 
I love my garden, I love the fresh produce, the time I get to spend planning and growing and harvesting.

What I really like the most is the time I get to spend with my friend Julie and her kids.
See, Julie and I have a Square Foot Garden. It’s at my house, but we plan, plant and harvest together. This has saved both of us from the time and expense to do it seperatly, and gives us an excuse to get together every week or so!

If you have a  big project you want to todo, but are feeling overwhelmed with it, find a friend to do it with you!

That’s what works for me!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Do you hear that alot? I do.. I have a great big family! My kids, plus 18 nieces and nephews, and 5 brothers and sisters and their spouses! Plus mom and dad, gramma, aunts, uncles etc.. I wish I could give a gift to everyone but I simply can't afford it.

I do, however, like to acknowledge all on their birthdays. This is how I do it. I have a notebook, each page is a different month.
For example: January's page lists my son's birthday on the 8th, my brother in law's birthday on the 17th and my nephew's on the 19th.

At the first of each month, I look up and see who has birthdays. I then go to my trusty "card box" and pull out appropriate card for each person. (If there are anniversaries I grab cards for those too.)

I fill out the cards, address them and stamp them. BUT I DON"T mail them. I slip them into my daily planner about a week before the event and send them then. Super easy!

Also- Inside of my "card box" I have lots of files listing blank cards, birthday cards, anniversary cards, thank you cards and sympathy cards.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Meal Plan Monday!

Wow, all of a sudden June is just flying by!! This week I have a few days off and it’s also my darling hubby’s birthday! So a few celebrations this week:


On the menu this week we have:

Monday:                       Meatballs and sauce over noodles                    

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 BIRTHDAY!!! Out to dinner

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      Fish and fries

Sunday:                        Chicken enchiladas

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

To all the wonderful fathers, brothers, uncles, and sons out there! Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Super Savings Saturday!

Today was good. I stayed under my $60 a week goal, although now that one of my boys (teenage eater)  has moved back home, I may have to up this to $70 a week.

Have you noticed how expensive food is getting to be???? Milk alone has gone up just in the last few weeks. Now I am paying $2.48 a gallon. At the beginnning of the year I was only paying $1.98.


I went to Fred Meyer today.  These are some of the specials I got. I got everything pictured for $15.53.

The soda was free after coupons, I only paid for the bottle deposit. Spaggetti was $.89 with an in-ad coupon.
The pantiliners.. $.29 after coupons.
Trash sacks NOT on sale ;( but we needed them.
TP I was able to use both an in-ad coupon and a manufactures coupon. We didn't really need it... but TP is something you can always have on hand. I try to keep an extra 3-4 packages on hand at a time.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday's HERE!!!

Happy Friday!

Remember its MegaSwagbucks day. Don’t forget to do all your searches with Swagbucks to earn those digital dollars! I save mine and get Amazon gift cards, which I then save for the holidays!  It’s easy to get at least 4 Swagbucks a day! Do the daily poll, see if you qualify for a survey, do the NOSO (no obligation, special offers) and Invite a friend!

Imagine, really easy saving for Christmas without doing anything more than I do every day! And thanks for signing up under my referral link!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today's Tidbits


For three days only you can get a free 8x10 collage photo at Walgreens using the code 1FREEBIE.

Today's Daily Double at Ebates is The Disney Store. TODAY ONLY 10% cash back!

Going on now at The Disney Store is the Wearhouse clearance, select items up to 60% off! Combined with Ebates sounds like a great savings opportunity!

How I make Money Online- May edition

I will never get rich off of the Internet, but here is how I made a few extra bucks in May, in my "spare" time!

Swagbucks   As you may know, Swagbucks is a online search engine. Use it just like Google, in fact, they are powered by Google. I use Swagbucks everyday. I will do searches for sites that I visit every day like Facebook or MSN.
This is ow it works: search for anything/everything like you normally do, as you search, randomly you will be awarded with Swagbucks. These are "digital dollars". When you get enough you can redeem them for prizes. My favorite thing to redeem for is $5 Amazon gift cards. They are only 450 Swagbucks and I save the gift cards in my Amazon account to use for holiday spending. (They never expire.)
It’s easy to get at least 5 Swagbucks a day. Answer the Daily Poll, check see if you qualify for a survey, follow the NOSO (no obligation, special offers) path (worth 2 Swagbucks) and Invite a friend.

Another way I earn Amazon gift cards is by using Irazoo. It is a search engine also. Just by logging in and going to the "Mega Points" page you will get 5 points. Every search/recommendation will earn you 10 points. You can earn a maximum of 150 points a day this way.
Also they will randomly give you "Treasure" points. These are random amounts of extra points. It takes 3000 points to earn a $5 Amazon gift card.

Another site I use is M Turk.  It is also know as Mechanical Turk. This is Amazon's website where you can make money completing small, mundane tasks. It's fairly easy. You sign up for an account, look over the "hits" that are available and complete the tasks they ask. Tasks are as simple as clicking yes or no, answering short surveys or looking at pictures, some are harder and require more time.

I also do surveys. These range from a few minutes of my time up to 30 minutes. The payout is based upon time spent. Opinion Outpost is one site I do fairly well at.
They send me survey opportunities, I decide if I want to do the survey or not based on time and compensation. In May I earned $16.80. At $5 I can cash out for an Amazon gift card or at a balance of $20 you can request a check.

For May I earned 2 ($5 each) Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks   2 ($5 each) Amazon gift card from Irazoo, and $15 worth of Amazon gift cards from Opinion Outpost
From M Turk I earned $11.14. (about 2 hours of my spare time.) I know it's not much, but they pay you by check or by adding the money to your Amazon Account.

For a total of  $46.14. Not bad for a few minutes work each day! Happy Holiday Shopping!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Question Loyal Readers:


Hello Loyal Readers..

My blog is now 6 months old and I am looking for some feedback. What features do you like? What don’t you like? What would you like to see more of?

Do you have questions you want answered? Do you want more organization tips? More couponing tips?

Help me, help you. Please leave a comment, let me know what you think. Remember this to help you!

Thanks everyone!

Ronni

Today's Tidbits

For 48 hours only, Vistaprint has 10 products that you can get for free. This includes Return Address Labels, 250 Business Cards, Tote bags, Photo flip books, Sticky notes and much much more! Be sure to shop thru a portal like  Ebates  to get 5% back on everything you buy! Free Shipping on orders over $30.

Speaking of  Ebates today only (6/15/11), the daily double deal is 51% cash back on Magazine.com purchases! Look and see if your favorite magazine is available at a discount.

(This post includes referall links that support this site at no cost to you. Thank you.)

Works for Me Wednesday, filling the gift box

Remember when I talked about have a gift box  on hand for all sorts of gift giving events?  Well this last weekend was Bath and Body Works Semi Annual sale. My mom and I went and had a ball just being together. But we did some serious shopping for future events, IE some baby showers I know will be coming up and some family/friends  birthday’s. Mom and I spent retail value $125, but that is not what came out of our pockets. After a great coupon we had and the sale markdowns, we only spent $83.50. That’s $41 apiece. I for one have enough product to make 4 very nice gift baskets and several other odds and ends to combine with other things to make several more. Using a sale, shopping with a friend and saving money.. That’s what works for me!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Happy first day of summer vacation.. (oh wait! that's for the kids..) But we do have good food in store for this week, check out this great menu!

On the menu this week we have:

Monday:                       Belgian waffles and sausage                             

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 spaghetti w/ Texas toast

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      HOMEMADE Mac and cheese

Sunday:                        Teriyaki chicken and rice

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Friday, June 10, 2011

Swagbucks- Mega Swagbucks

Happy Friday!

Remember its MegaSwagbucks day. Don’t forget to do all your searches with Swagbucks to earn those digital dollars! I save mine and get Amazon gift cards, which I then save for the holidays!  It’s easy to get at least 4 Swagbucks a day! Do the daily poll, see if you qualify for a survey, do the NOSO (no obligation, special offers) and Invite a friend!

Imagine, really easy saving for Christmas without doing anything more than I do every day! And thanks for signing up under my referral link!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Works For Me Wednesday


Have you ever wondered how to sort and catalog all the great pictures you have taken? I am specifically referring to the pictures that are stored on your computer.

Here’s what I do. I make a folder for the year i.e. labeled 2011. Then I make sub-folders within that one i.e.: January, February etc...

Once a month (usually the first weekend of the month,) I upload all of last month’s pictures. For example this past week I uploaded all of May 2011 into the right folder.

Now, when Walgreens or Shutterfly or such is running a great sale on their photo books or on prints I can send them in by month. It is also easy to look to see what you already have done.  

This saves me time and money in the long run, and that’s what works for me!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Fabulessly Frugal has this week's Fred Meyer Matchups.

Gina at Moneywise Mom's has a great article on free/cheap movies for the kids this summer.

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Today only at EBATES: The Daily Double Deal is :
Was 2.0% Cash Back
Today Only 4.0% Cash Back!
For June 6, 2011*




And! for a limited time, Staples is offering Double Staples rewards, and Double Recycling Points! Sounds like a good day to buy $50 worth of ink!


Also- If you are a Member of Amazon Mom don't forget that JUNE 19 is Fathers day. Amazon Mom has some great deals, including this Featured Deal:
Through June 8, 2011,
save an extra $10 at checkout on a cordless drill from Black & Decker
when you enter promo code DADDRILL at checkout.

Meal Plan Monday

June has arrived, and the sun is FINALLY started peeking out his head! I don’t know about where you are, but we have had the rainiest season I can remember in a long time!


On the menu this week we have:

Monday:                       Beef stirfry w/ rice                               

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 Grilled mushroom burgers w/ homemade fries.

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      Hot dogs and chips

Sunday:                        Chili Mac

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Today's Tidbits..

Hurry to Coupons.com to print a coupon for $1.25/2 Del Monte Gold Pineapples. Fresh fruit coupons are rare.. so take advantage.


Target has a free sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Clean & Fresh available, just answer a few questions and fill out the form.


Cathy at Chief Family Officer has this weeks Walgreen Deals.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Super Savings Saturday

Super Savings TODAY!!

Fred Meyer was awesome! I got all of the above for only $26.45!

Kellogg’s cereal was 5/$10 with in-ad coupon. I did buy 6 boxes because I had 2 $1/3 any variety Kellogg’s cereal.

The bread was marked down to $.99 each.

The Twizzlers were 2/$4, I got 4.

The TP was $4.99 with in-ad coupon. I had a Fred Meyer rewards bonus coupon for $2 off any paper product. Total: $2.99!

Last but not least, the Suave hair care product was free. I got a free product coupon for taking a quiz about 6 weeks ago!

How did you do?  

Friday, June 3, 2011

National Donut Day!

Don't forget TODAY IS NATIONAL DONUT DAY!! And Krispie Kreme is giving away donuts!!

If you are lucky enough to live near a Krispie Kreme .. enjoy one for me!

Happy Friday!!

Happy Friday!


Remember its MegaSwagbucks day. Don’t forget to do all your searches with Swagbucks to earn those digital dollars! I save mine and get Amazon gift cards, which I then save for the holidays!  It’s easy to get at least 4 Swagbucks a day! Do the daily poll, see if you qualify for a survey, do the NOSO (no obligation, special offers) and Invite a friend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Works for Me Wednesday

A few more of my favorite household tips!

Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box
of your car.  When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! 
Works better than a cloth!