Las Vegas Extreme Couponing Class – Jan 26

2:49 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

RJ Coupon workshop


Come out to the free Vegas extreme coupon class on Jan 26.  Learn to lower your grocery by 50% using some super simple couponing techniques.  In 90 minutes you will know all the in’s and out’s of how I saved thousands on my shopping trip on TLC’s Extreme Couponing!


Jan 26, 2015
4 pm and 7pm

Bring a friend and we will see you there!

It is in my heart to share how to Live Almost Free! I have been couponing for over 25 years and I will share with you the secrets to successful savings.


How to Clean a Scorched Pan, Making it NEW!

11:00 am

by Jennifer Freeman

clean a scorched pan

Get Stubborn Cooked On Food Off Your Pan With A Simple Resource!! (Not that this has ever happened to me..yeah, right)  If you have a pan with cooked or scorched food stuck on it, put it on the stove with enough water to cover the cooked-on food and add 1/4 c baking soda.  Bring to a boil and watch the food get scrubbed off!  And, Yes, I have tried it~works beautifully! Simple solutions can be your best resource.

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What’s Best To Buy In January?

10:07 am

by Jennifer Freeman

seasonal Sales

What’s Best To Buy In January?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items or what’s on clearance by month?   I have compiled a list of  “when is it best to buy” and when items.

This list from years of making the most of my money and purchasing strategically.  One of my big strategies is to buy when the best price presents itselfBut when is that you ask?  My What’s Best To Buy series will give you the answers.

Every month has seasonal hot items: End of season clearance, prime purchase timing and peak season produce/groceries at the best pricing. When you learn what items are at optimal pricing each month, you will begin to save your hard earned money by planning purchases around seasonal deals.

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.

So, What is Best to Buy in January?

National Oatmeal Month: Quaker product sales.  Stack with coupons for additional discounts.  See the coupon links at the bottom of the page.

Diet Food sales including: Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs, etc.

Diet Food Books & Magazine deals & Discounts:  Including Free Ebooks & Recipes, Magazine deals for $5 Here – Rachael Ray, Eating Well, Better Homes and Garden, etc. — Plus more deals Here and Here.

Super Bowl Sunday: sales on Pepsi, Coke, chips, dips, cheese, sandwich items, crackers, snacks, wings, etc.

Vitamins & Health items are on sale (and not again until June), including cold medicines.

Look for annual January white sales for: bargains on sheets, bed covers, pillows and pillow cases.

The arrivals of new model TVs, fitness gear, digital cameras and furniture also means you can take advantage of department stores’ unloading their old inventory at bargain prices (perfectly usable prior-year models for which you would have paid full price).

Winter weddings are most popular in February (especially around Valentine’s Day): find great bargains at wedding gown shops and wedding halls which are all primed and ready to cut you a special deal during one of the slowest wedding months of the year.

Also look for great savings on carpet this month, a traditionally slow time (due to sloppy winter weather) for purchases on any type of new floor covering.


Whats On Clearance In January?

Clearance: Christmas decorations, ornaments, toys, wrapping paper, greeting cards (buy stocking stuffers for next year) and Seasonal Candy. I buy sprinkles & cookie/cake decorating items. Hershey’s kisses and chocolates have holiday wrapping, but when using them in cooking, the wrapper’s not important. Or use Red for Valentine’s Day!

~The 3rd week of January Christmas and Seasonal will be 90% off!

Winter clothing, boots, hats, outdoor equipment sales.

Seasonal Produce: oranges, pears, grapefruit, tangerines, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, avocado, cabbage, & spinach.


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




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.



Christmas mess

Donate and Get Organized ~ After Christmas Clean-up


Try these year-end tips to cut clutter and start the New Year off organized.

Tip 1 – Santa’s Rule: Get One, Toss Two~ For each new gift received, give two old ones to charity.  Donate it’s the perfect way to cut clutter.   Not only will this help cut clutter, but it’ll also be giving to those less fortunate.

Tip 2 -Take the Holiday Mailbox Challenge ~ After the holidays, there seems to be a plethora of empty cardboard boxes that came in the mail containing gifts.  Instead of just tossing them, challenge yourself to fill them all up with unwanted items from around the house, clothes, kitchenware, tools, etc. and donate to charity before the end of the year.

Tip 3 – Sort holiday decorations ~ before you stow them away in storage.   This will make them easier to pack up, and that much easier next year to take out and use.

Tip 4 -Send White Elephant Gifts on their way ~  Don’t let those “Oh you shouldn’t have… no really you shouldn’t have” gifts take up space and add to the clutter in your home.  Place them in a closet for re-gifting next year, donate them, or sell them, but there’s really no need for them to be creating clutter in your home.

The bottom line is:  Set aside items you are no longer in need of or want-of and donate to charity, now.  It helps you and others!   There is NO Excess In Charity!!



Track Santa ~ Free App

6:15 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Santa Tracker Free App

Free app will let you see Santa fly around current location on map. Let your kids write to Santa and receive responses. Santa will fly closer and closer to your place as the Christmas Eve comes closer. Includes a countdown to Christmas.

Santa Tracker –

Available instantly for your Android device.