A money saving deal or time saving tip is something that should be shared! Most families are dealing with tight budgets and full calendars. I hope you are able to use some of these deals and tips to fill your wallet and get some extra time for yourself!
Not sure what to cook for dinner? Let Paul help you! With Newman's Own Pasta Sauces you can make many dishes and save a little money also. Save $.50 on any one (1) Newman's Own Pasta Sauce. Click here for your coupon.
Not Butter! That's because it tastes like fresh butter. I also can't believe that you can save $1.25 on your next purchase of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. Click here for your $1.25 OFF coupon on any one I Can't Believe It's Not Butter product.
I just love SHARING great things I find! Whether it is a great deal, coupon, product, blog or business. On Tuesdays, I am inviting all my blog friends to link up and share your blog.
First, make sure you become one of my friends by following $aving and Sharing It. You can follow through GFC, G+, Twitter or Facebook.
We all love blog hops so we can gain new followers and learn of new blogs to follow. So don't just link up! Visit the other blogs and make new friends.
Make sure you post a comment below and share a little something about your blog.
Because I love to share, I am going to share a Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donut with one of you. The winner will be chosen randomly at the end of the day on Tuesday. I will announce the winner in the comments. The winner will receive an email and I will mail the gift card.
I am looking forward to sharing with you! Feel free to share this hop with your friends also.
I have been wanting to try Zumba Class but don't want to spend the money if my body can't handle it. After two knee surgeries, my knees just don't work the way they did 10 years ago. Plus, I am so out of shape, I probably wouldn't last 15 minutes in a class. So I did some searching and found a few Zumba videos I can do at home and if I need to stop for a moment, I can just hit the pause button. Being out of shape and a newbie to Zumba, these videos are really good starters. My 17 year old daughter does it with me and we hope to get my husband involved as well. It's a lot of fun! We are doing Lesson 1, Part 1 in the morning before we start our day and Part 2 & 3 in the evening.
I have to admit, I was about 5 minutes into it and my legs and feet started to ache and burn, but I kept on going. It definitely got my heart pumping. I am sure it burned a few calories, which is something I really need!
If you would like to do Zumba at home click on these links. They are You Tube videos by Fitness Every Day. Make the video full screen on your computer and Zumba away!
Chuck E. Cheese is a great way to reward your child. Help your kids develop in areas that are some of the most common challenges of parenting. Chuck E. Cheese offers a Rewards Calendar to help with cleaning room, homework, great behavior, reading, brushing teeth, good night's sleep and more. The calendar is for 2 weeks, you mark off the calendar as your child accomplishes their goals. Take the completed calendar to Chuck E. Cheese and your child will receive 10 free tokens. Before you go don't forget to visit their website to print off a coupon for more savings.
Shopping early in the morning can prove to be beneficial for finding great deals in the meat section. I have save a lot of money purchasing packages of meat that were marked down that morning. The meat is still good, but the date the store can sell it by may be the day you are buying it. I have bought pork roasts, chicken and hamburg. I immediately freeze it when I get home. I have never had a package that was spoiled when I went to cooked. When you buy it, make sure the color is still good.
My local market usually puts out the marked down meats around 9:30 - 10:00 am. They place a SPECIAL tag on it and put it with the other meat. Some times they put a SPECIAL tag on the meat, however, it is still the same price. You have to watch for the new label which they put over the old label and then they put the SPECIAL tag on it.
Every store is different. Ask the butcher if they mark down meat that is close to the sell by date and what time they put it out. I know Sam's Club is another store that usually has really good deals on marked down meat first thing in the morning.
If you are unsure about the types of dates listed on the package and what they mean, you can click here to learn more from the USDA. Below I have listed some information I found on their site.
Types of Dates
- A "Sell-By" date tells the store how long to display the product for sale. You should buy the product before the date expires.
- A "Best if Used By (or Before)" date is recommended for best flavor or quality. It is not a purchase or safety date.
- A "Use-By" date is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality. The date has been determined by the manufacturer of the product.
- "Closed or coded dates" are packing numbers for use by the manufacturer.
Spend a little more time in the meat section and make friends with the butcher. It could save you more money at the register!
If you have any other tips for shopping in the meat section, please post a comment and let us know.