Couponing Confession of a Working Mom

I have a confession, I let my CVS Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) expire! Gasp! I know! $10 expired. And one more tiny confession. I let $2 in +UP Rewards from Rite Aid expire too! Ughh! Really frustrated with myself. Why? I have been busy working and taking care of my boys. I have not needed anything at any of the drugstores as my stockpile of health & beauty items is huge. Yes, I could have made money and gotten several items for free over the last few weeks. Time is precious though. I do ...

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Tips on Turning a Hobby into a Business

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The Holidays are right around the corner. I know it is only August but they will be here before we know it! It is a great time to start planning on how you are going to pay for things though. Below you will find some tips on turning your favorite hobby into a moneymaker! Amee and I love teaching people hot to save money and thus turned Madame Deals into a business. It is entirely possible to turn a hobby into a business- but don't be fooled. It does take a lot of time and effort and most likely ...

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Saving With Deal of the Day Sites

Daily Deal sites are HOT right now! It seems like everyday I learn about a new site offering low prices on products and gift certificates. The great part about most of these deal of the day sites is that you can earn credit for referring people! Making referrals is a great way to spread the word to your friends and family about deals and it will earn you spending credit. Think Christmas and birthday gifts! Jasmere is a daily deal site I just learned about. I ordered the eco-friendly Feelgoodz ...

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Tips for Saving on Auto Insurance

I have been with the same insurance company since I was 16. I receive multiple discounts since we have several policies and I have been a long term customer. Even if you have been with the same company for awhile, it is always good to go over your policies. I know we will need to make changes soon since my husbands truck is nearing the end of its life! Stay on the Road With The Cheapest Auto Insurance by: Mrs. Not Made of Money Finding the best deal on car insurance can be challenging. ...

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Madame Deals Good Buy Price List

Over the last few weeks I have been posting my Good Buy Prices for items I typically shop for. Knowing what a good price is very helpful in the saving game. Even if you do not use coupons, knowing what a good price is will save you a ton of money! Remember just because something says sale, does not actually mean that it is a good price. I have compiled a list of my Good Buy Prices into a PDF file. Feel free to print it and keep it with you while you shop. You will need to make price adjustments ...

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Taking Alternate Transportation: Bus & Train Review

In the last two months I have traveled a lot! I am ready to stay home for awhile now! The nice thing is I have tried multiple types of transportation... plane, train, bus and a rental car. I tend to gravitate towards the airplane when traveling. In many cases I am limited on time. Technically, flying is the fastest way to get somewhere. When you factor in the time spent in security, the expense of checking baggage and the limitations on carry on items; flying is not always the best option. The ...

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10 Tips for Packing Frugal Lunches

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I am now working outside of the home four days a week. It is very tempting to eat lunch out with the other office staff. Unfortunately, eating out really puts a damper on my budget. Below are some tips for packing frugal lunches! 10 Best Frugal Work Lunches to Pack Bringing packed lunches to work can save some serious cash. If you are looking for ideas on what frugal work lunches to pack, then here are a few recommendations. Make a Soup Soups are easy to make. There are many available ...

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What is a Good Buy Price for Household Goods?

Ove the last few weeks I have been telling you what my buy price is for groceries. The best way to save money at the grocery store is to be knowledgable in what a good price is. If you know what a good price is, you will know when to stock-up. This week, I am sharing what my buy prices are for household items. "Buy Price" for Household Items: Prices will vary by region. The prices listed below are after coupons. Sandwich Bags, $0.90-$1 Freezer Bags, $1 Foil, $1 Toilet Paper (12 ct.), ...

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What is a Good Price for Produce?

What is a Good Price for Produce?

What is a Good Price for Produce? The best way to save money at the grocery store is to be knowledgable in what a good price is. If you know what a good price is, you will know when to stock-up. Remember that just because the sign says sale, does not not mean that it is a good price. If you are just joining us, I have posted the good buy prices for Meat, Dairy and Beverage items and pantry items. When I get all of the prices gathered, I will make a master list for you all! Here are some ...

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How to Organize Finances

How to Organize Finances Photo S. Gustafsson My weakness in saving money is keeping track of finances. I am not very good at the accounting! I am happy to report that I did set up online bill pay this week! It was easy to do and I think it will help me stay organized. Below are some tips on personal finance organization. 10 Essential Tips on How to Organize Finances By: Mrs. Not Made of Money Keeping finances in order is a difficult task for many people. However, it does not have to be so ...

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