Saving the Family Budget and My Time

6
Apr
2015

Saving money

Finding those little pockets of time in my schedule is so rewarding – I love it.  One of the things I have done for years is shop on amazon.com to save me time, money and my sanity.  Yes, there are things that are more expensive, but honestly – you can find many things that are very affordable and when you count in the time and expense of driving around to other stores (bargain shopping loss leaders, like I used to do), it truly is a life saver.

As we are preparing to start our new book study, The Fringe Hours, I think it is important to look at our schedules and determine where we can find some of the “fringe” time we often waste.  For me, shopping online free’s up time for me, as long as I have a set goal and am intentional.

I thought I would share with you a few things that have found a spot on my monthly subscribe and save order.  I have one order a month that arrives at the very beginning – and I always order FIVE items because you save an additional 15% on your monthly subscribe and save order.  In addition you can combine that savings with coupon savings – YES!  

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As a side note – when you shop on amazon and use my affiliate link, you are contributing the the support of our SIX Compassion girls the blog sponsors.  I will say we are likely going to be able to sponsor a few more girls in the next few months due to your amazing use of my affiliate link and the money we have to bless these girls!!  I will be getting  a new image with all the girls picture on it!!712mHR+HNdL._SL1200_

Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea

I love this Yogi licorice tea – it is my favorite right now and I have at least one cup in the afternoon, nearly every day.  At my local grocery store I pay over $4.50 a box, but purchasing it on amazon with subscribe and save I get it for $2.45 a box.  That’s big savings!

Larabar Gluten Free Fruit & Nut Food Bar, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

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I usually have one variation of Larabar bars on our monthly order because they make for great snacks on the go.   This month it was Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, because I could get them for  $.90 a piece, which is a smokin’ deal.

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Personal care products are a great deal on amazon – remember it’s not just for grocery.  This kids shampoo has been one we’ve been including – for just $4.75 for an 8 ounce size it fits our budget.  A small dab will do ya!  My son loves it too – which makes hair washing in the bath tub much easier.  It has no petrolatum, sodium lauryl, sulfates, parabens or phthalates – perfect!

Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Baking & Pancake Mix –  25 lbs.

81un5tXamiL._SL1500_This tasty gluten free baking mix  makes it in our order about 3 times a year.  My husband loves making pancakes on the weekends for our family – and we eat gluten free.  This baking mix is so versatile and at this price it is very economical.   I make banana muffins with it, cheese biscuits for our dinner and of course pancakes and waffles – even cookies.  We store in in an air tight container and we are set for a few months.

SmartyPants Kids Fiber Complete with No Sugar Added, Multi plus Omega 3 plus Vitamin D71gu6Q7Py6L._SL1500_

This is the vitamin my five year old takes daily.  I will say he is a bit particular on his vitamins and what he will eat.  These are gummy vitamins and are fitting our need right now.  I didn’t want a vitamin full of things his body didn’t need, plus one that he would eat with out a big fight.  I love that you can also get $6 off your first subscription to this – so try it the first time and get a great deal!

So there you have it….. my amazon favorite’s right now.  I also love the convenience of my Kindle books – so many are offered FREE too!  Plus ordering gifts for others – just find the item and if it says PRIME – you are set to ship it to anyone for FREE too.  

Saves me time, money and my sanity!

Shopping Smart Online {Day Twenty-Four}

24
Jan
2013



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Become a Frugali$ta in 30 Days

This extremely popular blog series has been compiled into a Kindle book and you can find it on amazon now! Busy Family Managers will be able to keep to their budget and earn extra money while saving on everything from entertainment and dining out to household expenses and groceries.

Learn to live well by spending less!

 

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Couponing 102 {Day Seventeen}

17
Jan
2013


 

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Become a Frugali$ta in 30 Days

This extremely popular blog series has been compiled into a Kindle book and you can find it on amazon now! Busy Family Managers will be able to keep to their budget and earn extra money while saving on everything from entertainment and dining out to household expenses and groceries.

Learn to live well by spending less!

 

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Couponing 101 {Day Sixteen}

16
Jan
2013


 

frugalista-cover-ebook

Become a Frugali$ta in 30 Days

This extremely popular blog series has been compiled into a Kindle book and you can find it on amazon now! Busy Family Managers will be able to keep to their budget and earn extra money while saving on everything from entertainment and dining out to household expenses and groceries.

Learn to live well by spending less!

 

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Save More Than Money Get-Together!

11
Nov
2010


I am so excited – tonight is my very first “Save More than Money” home get-together!!  What is that you ask?  Well, my dear readers, it is an in-home gathering of some budget conscious mom’s who want to learn the basics to maximizing coupon shopping – making room for other things in their life!

I received a call a few weeks back from a mom who wanted to learn more about how she could use coupons easily and efficiently.  I have been a big coupon user for years, but recently had fallen off the wagon and had not been using coupons.  I got hooked back up and have found the savings unbelievable at times and certainly worth my time and effort – especially with all the great time saving ways to help me plan, shop and combine coupons.  There are great web-sites that I follow that really and truly do all the work for me except drive to the store! [Read more…]