You will love this video that I found tonight!

It is one of the very first shopping trips that Mr. Cameraman filmed. We had so much fun going to the store and doing this trip.  He found his love for filming because of our shopping and couponing.   $370 worth of groceries for under $1 — what fun days!!

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It Pays to Ask for Discounts

9:38 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

How to Ask for Discounts

Most of us have heard that there’s no such thing as a stupid question. This same statement applies to saving money, too. Shoppers can acquire unannounced or unadvertised discounts simply by asking.

The following types of retailers offer discounts at checkout: restaurants, clothing stores, craft stores, automotive stores, department stores, entertainment stores, and home improvement stores. And sometimes even a smile and a question about discounts or deals could net you 10 percent off your purchase.

Yes, you read that correctly. Store cashiers are often authorized to give up to a 10 percent reduction simply when requested by a customer.

Some retailers have also set aside special discount days, some of which are unadvertised or unscheduled. Here are some examples of the discounts that can easily be found and qualified for: AARP, AAA, military, first responders, teachers, students, contractors and seniors. Because some people might get offended (for instance, with a senior discount), not every cashier will mention the discounts. So don’t be afraid to ask about a discount.

When asking for your discount, keep these questions in mind:

• Does your store have any discounts or coupon codes?

• Do you have any coupons available that I might not know about?

• Is there a way I can qualify for a 10 percent discount?

If you ask for extra savings, you might be surprised by how many you receive.

By Jen Freeman
Published in New Mexico Marketplace Nov 2017 edition
Albuquerque’s Best Shopping Source to Find What you Need   

 

 

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Print These Coupons!

12:49 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

 

Here is a really good list of printable coupons I found today. Cooded Perfect meatballs, Perdue chicken, Gain and more.  Normally, you won’t see me list printables but these are some really high value ones that are pretty awesome!

$1/4 Del Monte® Canned Tomatoes 14.5oz+
$1/1 Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs
$1/1 Tribe® Hummus 8oz+
$5/3 Gain Detergents (Flings, Liquid or Powder) OR Fabric Enhancers (Fireworks, Dryer Sheets or Liquid Fabric Enhancer)
$1/1 PERDUE® or PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Ground Chicken Product
$1/1 PERDUE® Fresh Cuts™ Chicken Breast
$1/1 PERDUE® Perfect Portions® or PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® including Chicken Breasts
$1.50/3 PERDUE® Refrigerated Fully Cooked Chicken Products
$1.50/2 PERDUE® Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken Products
$1/1 PERDUE® OVEN READY Roaster
$3/1 PEPCID® Product (25 ct+)
$1/1 Sunsweet Fruit & Nut Clusters
$1/1 Dozen Noah’s Pride Eggs
$0.50/1 Kreider’s Iced Coffee Mocha 56oz
$0.50/1 Kreider’s Lactose Free Milk half gallon
$2/1 Little Remedies® product
$1/3 Earth’s Best Organic® jars or pouches
$0.55/1 Earth’s Best Organic® Infant Cereal

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Zaycon Natural Meats

What happened to Zaycon? I am very disappointed to say that Zaycon unexpectedly close their doors.  This is the only place that I have purchased high quality meats for years…  It seems they had some problems with a former executive and the cost of legal representation has taken Zaycon down.   Maybe another company will come along and pick up where Zaycon left off..we can only hope!  If I find a good alternative to replace Zaycon, I will be sure to post and let you know.

Zaycon has great deals and Flash sales often.  Check their site to see if their is a special deal running today.

Zaycon Foods is the most amazing place to get meat deals!  I order from Zaycon every time a deal comes along.  There was a cool segment on Good Morning America that talks about how simple & easy it is to use Zaycon for buying natural meats at greatly reduced prices. I swear by Zaycon, we’ve been eating their meats for 5 years now.  I have ordered everything they have offered and been over-the-moon happy with quality and price! It’s like shopping at Wholefood and not paying the prices!

Check out how easy it is with my pick-up video with Mr. Cameraman.

fresh zaycon hamburger

 

 

This is my Zaycon referral link, and if you sign up and order I get a $1 credit from Zaycon.   I appreciate you using my link – it helps!  And after you sign up, share your link with friends and family and earn $1 credits too!

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What’s best to buy in December?

1:05 am

by Jennifer Freeman

seasonal Sales

What’s best to buy in December?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items to get the very best deals or what’s on clearance each month? I have compiled a list of “when is it best to buy” certain items. This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically. And one of my big strategies is buy when the best price presents itself. My What’s Best To Buy This Month series will give you the guideline.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

 

What’s Best To Buy In December:

Holiday Dinner sales, look for: eggnog, deli platters, instant potatoes, gravy mixes, Rhodes rolls, frozen pies, cranberry sauce, Jello, and marshmallows.

Baking sales, look for: flour, sugar, butter, cream, cake mix, brownie mix, muffin mix, breads, pie crust, marshmallow, whipped cream, canned foods – soup, broth, condensed milk, vegetables, fruits, and spaghetti sauce.

Clearance: Buy all your Thanksgiving Decorations, extra table settings and turkey carving products now once they’re at least 50% off. After-Christmas sales are the time to stock up on Christmas decorations, wrap, and gift tags, toys, electronics, and new model cars.

Seasonal Produce: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, grapefruit, kale, leeks, mushrooms, oranges, papayas, parsnips, pears, pomegranates, rutabagas, sweet potatoes, tangelos, tangerines, turnips

Print coupons now and watch for sales~Click Images Below!

NATURAL & ORGANICS ::: Organic Coupons HERE and More Coupons HERE

GET SAVING STAR ::: DIGITAL COUPONS ::

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Make gift bows from magazines! How to Video shows you an easy way to recycle magazines or comics.  I get free magazine subscription and like to come up with ways to utilize the magazines for multiple purposes.

Here are 3 Tips for Recycling Magazines:

  • First share with your friends.  Then them give back to you.
  • Take to the Dr. Office and leave in the magazine in the waiting room.
  • Drop off at the hospital and they will distribute them to various patient rooms.
  •  and of course Make Bows!!

How to make bows from magazines ~

1. Gather stapler, glue (or double stick tape), scissors and a magazine page.
2. Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4″ wide.
3. Leave 3 strips page length.
4. Cut 1″ off 3 strips.
5. Cut 2″ off 2 strips.
6. Cut final strip down to 3.5″
6. Use the cut piece to form the center of the bow, form it into a circle.
7. Twist each strip, looped into a figure 8, staple or glue to hold.
8. Stack layers of figure 8 strips to form the bow, gluing/taping or stapling each layer.
9.  Finish bow center with the round circle.

And there you have it!  How to make gift bows from magazines video!   Other things to use to make bows with are maps, ads from the junk mail or comics.

 

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