Helpful Heather

Needed: Kitchen Assistant, able to work odd hours, on demand, and do many things at once! This was an ad that I was contemplating posting somewhere, anywhere, in hopes of gaining an extra hand (or four) when preparing my meal the other night. Let's face it, during the five o'clock "witching hour" as I call it at our house, it is difficult to try to get all the things you need to get done, finished, and dinner on the table...all before the kids need to be in bed. So, as I was lamenting my plight ...

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Rebates

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I must confess I am rebate obsessed.. it all started with the Unilever promotion... I mean free ham or turkey. In my mind I calculated a new pair of shoes or a whole outfit based on the way I shop with that money. I have since decided the hunt for getting free products is fun. I spend a couple of minutes filling out my forms and mailing them. It is worth my time! What did I get you ask? Well a free bag of IAMS $7.49 for the dog (got the rebate form at CVS bought the dog food at supermarket) , a ...

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TIPS Tuesday

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Making each child feel special one date at a time   We have been talking a little bit lately about how to set aside time with you and your spouse in an effort to nurture your relationship . I thought today we might expand that to your relationship with your child or children. Spending quality time with each child, especially  if you have more than one, is something that means so much to them, and like time with your spouse, really doesn't have to be that costly. Here are some ways that you and ...

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Rebate Calendar

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Have you noticed the Rebate Central Page? On the Rebate Central Page, you will find information on how to be successful with Mail in Rebates. We also have a Rebate Calendar. We are trying to keep this page updated with the latest and greatest Mail in Rebates. It is nice to have the basic information on these hot rebates all on one page. You will find the purchase by date and the submit by date. If you have a rebate to add to the page, e-mail us or leave a comment!  ...

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Grocery List

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Grocery List 10. Because you always forget the one item necessary to make that recipe. 9. Because if it is not on the list, it's a "NO". 8. Because your child just sneezed. Tissue, huh! 7. To relocate that pesky fly. 6. Because you are at the store and you don't know why. 5. To protect your cart from the extra junk food. 4. Mommy brain! 3. To distract the shopper next to you. While they pick up your list, you pick up the last sale item! 2. How else would you ...

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Get More Bang for Your Buck

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Have you ever noticed that some companies offer bonus packs, free samples with a purchase or larger sizes of a product? Well, from now on, start paying attention to the items on the shelf. Let's take the Kraft BBQ sauce for example. Today I went to Food Lion (I really dislike this store, but I was desperate!) and I noticed the Kraft BBQ sauce on sale for .99¢. I remembered I had the $1.00 of coupons from the Kraft printables last week. As I searched for the original flavor, I discovered two ...

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Helpful Heather Gets a Date!

Last week we talked about finding ways to reconnect with your spouse and finding ways to communicate with the kids. What better way than a date night or afternoon? More times than not, we want to spend time with our loved ones, but either life happens or money is an issue. I am here to say, first and foremost, schedule a date night on the calendar, right now, in pen. Don't change it for just anything. You need to tend your marriage just as you tend the needs of your children. Trust me when I ...

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It is not what you save it is what you spend

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The title of this post is dedicated to my husband.. before I started my coupon habit.. I would save tons! I mean I would buy three shirts because they were on "sale". You know three shirts on "sale" equaled the cost of one normal priced shirt. My husband loves to listen to me reason my purchases he found it charming.(HA HA HA) I mean he is in sales and I could easily sell anything to anyone. One day I came home with bags of on sale goods and he smiled and said, "Amee, it is not what you save it ...

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Tips for Tuesday

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How to have FREE LoveEmail / text or phone call at work. (keep it clean - don't want to make the computer/ IT guys blush) Just something quick and just a matter of checking in with him. This has helped my hubby and me to stay connected and really gives me a heads up to how his day is going - and possibly if he needs a little extra TLC after a rough day. The reverse is also true. In this age of hyper-communication this is a great way to stay connected. It's quick and easy and really little ...

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What is a Money Maker?

It’s Money Making Monday!Every now and then you will see us post about a money maker. How exactly can you MAKE money when “buying” products at a store? Let me tell you how! The easiest places to purchase a MONEY MAKER product would be at a drugstore like CVS or Walgreens. You see, these drugstores offer rewards programs. CVS uses Extra Care Bucks (ECB’s) and Walgreens uses Register Rewards (RR’s). The ECB’s and RR’s are used like store money. Almost every week CVS will offer a product as FREE ...

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