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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thrifty Tuesday Finds

This weeks Thrifty Tuesday Finds:

Stretching the Mighty Dollar with two of My Money saving Favorites:

Take 5 – While shopping we often see things that appeal to us, look yummy to eat or think we HAVE to have it now. Then we get to the check out counter and realize how many unneeded items we are buying and buyers remorse sets in when we see our total bill of sale.

A Simple tip to prevent unneeded purchases - Whenever you choose an item to buy or have placed one in your shopping cart Take 5 seconds and ask yourself do I NEED this item, why a I buying it or can I live life without it? If you have realized you are NOT in immediate need of this item, put it back , remind yourself of the money you have now saved by taking 5.

2nd Time around shopping – Before you head out to make a NEW purchase of a needed item, stop and ask yourself can I purchase this item used?

There are numerous places that we can now purchase needed items at reduced prices by buying them gently used.

Some great 2nd time around places to shop are:

Online shopping
Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/
Half.com – http://www.half.com/
Craig’s List – http://www.craigslist.com/
Goodwill – http://www.goodwill.com/

Local store shopping
Local Thrift Stores
Garage/Yard Sales
Half Price books
Consignment Stores – Children’s clothing, adults and Misc. items.

Summer FREEbies for Kids:

Encouraging our kids to read and do other chores during the summer can be easier with some of these FREEbie reward offers for our kids :

Half Price Books Summer reading program http://www.halfpricebooks.com/feed_your_brain.html

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading/

Online Bargain:

The early bird catches the worm is the saying and in this case the early bird saves money – 24/7 MOMS is offering a $10.00 discount to EVERY mom who registers by August 1, 2008 for the FIRST 24/7 MOMS conference being October 10th -11th, 2008 in Gig Harbor, WA. Check out all the details at http://www.247momsconference.com/.

Invite all your MOM friends and make history by attending this unforgettable conference.

Who will you invite to join us?

Coupon Queen:

Are you on the hunt for places to clip coupons to save money on your weekly shopping ?

Some of my favorite places to FIND coupons are:

My Sunday Paper
Magazines I read
My local Grocery stores web site
Through out my grocery store there are coupon dispensers
Online printable coupons from companies who’s products I purchase
In My Mail Box – (valu-pak, local coupon fliers etc)
In my in-Box Newsletters, emails and companies I have signed up to receive special coupons and offers from.

Where do you find coupons?

Email us your Thrifty Finds to trisha@247moms.com to be used in future 24/7 MOMS publications.

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Blogger NH Mom of 3 said...

One of my favorite places to find coupons, especially for beverages like Gatorade or iced tea singles, is at the gas station convenience stores. You can find the tear pads right on the beverage cooler doors usually. A recent example of this is 50 cents off Tiger Gatorade 32 oz bottles. I grabbed a few of these coupons from the gas station and then used them at a grocery store that doubled coupons when Gatorade was on sale for $1 each -- making each bottle free!

July 16, 2008 at 12:26 AM  

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