Remember M.A.S.H. (not the tv show, the game). Qdoba has a new version of it you can play to win coupons! (It’s really fun, I just did it.) I got a coupon for 50% off my meal!
Today only you can become a fan of Babies R Us on facebook and they will give you a $5 e-gift card to spend on whatever you like!
(And while you are on facebook, join the A Frugal Chick fan page as well!)
Click here to print a batch of coupons for Arm & Hammer products. Here is a list of the coupons:
Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Vacuum Bags
Save $1.00/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent
Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Whitening Boost
Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray
Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Clumping Cat Litter
Save $.75 Arm & Hammer Clean Shower
Save $.50 Arm & Hammer Carpet & Fabric Oder Eliminator
Save $.75 Arm & Hammer Scrub Free Bathroom Cleaner
Save $.50 Arm & Hammer 2lb or 4lb Baking Soda
Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Toothpaste
Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Total 2-in-1 Dryer Cloths
All those under $1.00 will be doubled at Harris Teeter and Kroger, and the $1.00 coupons can be doubled at Farm Fresh on Wednesdays!
* This is the second in a seven part series based on George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon.” To see the first part, click here.
I don’t normally write about the finance books that I read, but George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon” has some really sound financial principles that I want to pass along. It’s a tiny little book, only 140 pages and since it’s older you should be able to pick it up at your library or on Paperback swap if you want to read it yourself.
“The Richest Man in Babylon” is the fictional story of Arkad, a man who started life as a simple peasant and has now become extremely wealthy. From his castle the King of Babylon sees the poor in his country continue to suffer as they mismanage their resources. He asks Arkad to teach the citizens the secrets to achieving financial security.
The lessons Arkad teaches he calls the “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse”. While they are not revolutionary, their simplicity makes them very valuable information.
Cure #2: Control Thy Expenditures (A Frugal Chick’s translation: Reevaluate your spending!)
For many Americans, their stuff controls their lives. And they are paying for it- with interest. This “stuff” is setting the standard for what is considered normal in this country. With the average American household $10,700 in just credit card debt I say normal isn’t good. We need to reevaluate “needs” verses “wants” and decide what is really important.
Arkad says “Confuse not the necessary expenses with (your) desires. Each of you, together with your good families, will have more desires than your earnings can gratify.”
Sit down with your bank statements for the last six months and look at your spending.
– When was the last time you checked rates for car insurance (I just saved 50% by talking to my current agent- I did not even have to change companies)?
– When was the last time you called your credit card company and asked if they would lower your interest rate (yep, I did that too and it worked)?
– How often do you use your gym memberships, magazine subscriptions, Netflix account or tanning membership?
– How much money do you spend eating out? (I am SO guilty with this one!)
Each of these is a potential way to cut your expenditures- some without even changing your lifestyle. Every little bit you can cut will make it even easier to build up that savings account!
Welcome to those who were up early enough to see me on WVEC this morning! Thanks so much for stopping by to check things out! If you like what you see, please use the link on the right hand side to become my friend on Facebook. Every time I add a new post, I will do a status update, so you know the great deals as soon as possible!
On the top of the site are some short cuts to other pages:
The Masters takes you to a list of some of my favorite blogs, including some Personal Finance blogs, some that focus just on children’s items and some that are just fun!
The First Steps just kind of lays out how to start using coupons.
The Coupons Class has links to my favorite vendors who have coupons, provide rebates or pay for surveys.
Contact Me has information about how to reach me. I LOVE hearing from people who have questions about how to save money or just want to e-mail me success stories!
So come on in and stay awhile! Welcome!
Bloggers all over the web have come together to raise funds to help Haiti. Check out this list on Money Saving Mom of over 400 blogs, many of which will donate funds just for leaving a comment!
I am going to do the same. For every comment left on this post until 1/29/10 at 7:30 a.m., I will donate $.10 to World Vision for Haiti relief. For every new friend on facebook I will donate $.25.
Along with our prayers, this is another great opportunity as a community to show our support for people who are suffering.
Olay Quench Body Lotion, $7.99
Olay Quench in Shower Body Lotion, $4.99
$2 off of 1 Olay Hand or Body Lotion from Proctor and Gamble insert 1/17/10
$1 off of 1 Olay Bar or In-Shower Lotion from Proctor and Gamble insert 1/17/10
FREE Olay Quench Body Lotion Rebate
Better than FREE after coupon and rebate!
Carefree Pantiliners Ultra (16 pk.), $1.99
$1 off of 1
Final price: $.99
For a complete list of deals: check here!
For all my new readers: Rite Aid is my FAVORITE drug store to shop at. They have a program called Single Check Rebates. They mail you money back after you purchase things, and all you have to do is enter a few numbers on their website. You never have to mail anything in or cut out UPC codes. At the end of the month, they send you an e-mail and ask if you would like a check. Then they mail you a check you can take to the bank and cash!
Be sure if you are making a big purchase, you take one of these coupons with you: $5 off of $25 coupon for Rite Aid
Cadbury Creme Eggs 2 for $1
$.50 off of 2
Final price: 2 for $.50
Maybelline Mascara 40% off
– $2 Single Check Rebate
– $1 adperk coupon
– $1 manufacturer coupon from the Red Plum insert 1/10/10
Final price: $1.03 money maker to 79¢
For a full list of deals, check out this post here!
Check out the list here of the coupons that will be in the paper on Sunday. Looks like there are some good ones!
Cream of Wheat would like to give you a free sample. They have seven different flavors for you to try!