Aldi Five Things You Need to Know


Aldi Well, I think I need to add 5 things to my original list of 10 things you need to know about Aldi.  I went shopping there and here are the things I wished someone told me. Aldi Tips 1) You need cash -  That is right or you need your ATM card. I always pay with my discover card so I really wasn't prepared for this whole cash thing. 2) You need a quarter or you are not getting a cart - They lock them up and only a quarter will release them. 3) You get your quarter back ...

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Ebates Review


Ebates Review I need to buy lipstick. I learned MAC was not going to sell my lipstick anymore. I opened up my account on Ebates because MAC is never on sale. I noticed Bloomies was having a sale and I would get 6% back on my purchase. That is 6% right off the bat. I really want a designer purse so I put the one I want in my cart just to see if I would get the special event pricing just for Ebates customer. ...

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Aldi: The Ten Things I Didn’t Know


Aldi's Difference I was recently asked to fly to Chicago to go to Aldi's home office and to learn more about their brand. I have to be honest what I thought I knew was wrong. I really didn't understand what they were or what they did. I didn't even know why I was asked to go since I had never shopped there before. The answered was revealed and I will share it with you later. This is what I imagined a traditional grocery store. Fact #1 - Aldi is not a traditional grocery store. That means ...

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Adopt Don’t Shop For Your Next Furry Friend

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Give a home to a friend who needs you most - Adopt Don't Shop! I am a big supporter of dog rescues and our family is very involved with a local rescue. We are not only supporters with money but we foster animals, work with  TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) programs for feral cats, volunteer our time and so much more. It is a very rewarding experience but what makes it all worth it is when we are able to take an animal to their New Adoptive Home.  ...

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Cut Your High Energy Bills with ENERGY STAR and Best Buy

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ENERGY STAR and Best Buy want to help you save on your energy bills. The month of October has been designated Energy Awareness Month by the US Government since 1991. That makes it a great time to upgrade your energy hogging appliances, televisions and computers for New ENERGY STAR® ones.  This switch will help you save money on your home energy bills.  ...

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More Meat For Your Money!


More Beef For Your Buck and More Meat For Your Money! Eating healthy isn't too expensive if you are a vegetarian and have your own garden! BUT what about those who need more PROTEIN---and not just beans!  Here are a few tips on how to get more meat for your money. When purchasing large cuts of meat at the grocery store, trim it yourself! Why pay a higher price per pound to have the fat or skin pulled off? Use fillers in casserole and sauce recipes such as spaghetti.  Bulgar wheat takes on ...

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6 Keys to a Successful Yard Sale


6 Keys to a Successful Yard Sale Having a yard sale is a great way to declutter your house and make a few bucks in the meantime, but if you don't keep these important things in mind, you could actually lose money!  Yard sales are a lot of work but trust me, the more time you invest, the higher your financial return.  I have made over $1,000 at my yard sales just by taking the time and following these 6 Keys to a Successful Yard Sale. ...

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How to Make an Adult Tutu


Even Grown-ups dress up and this easy how to guide will have your Adult Tutu ready in a short time. Finding tutus for children is as simple as going into your local dollar store but finding them in adult sizes is a little harder. This simple no-sew tutorial will have you completing your tutu in no time. Plus you can select the colors you want so you can customize it for the costume or occasion you are creating it for. ...

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