Saturday, August 21, 2010


I have a confession to make... I haven't paid to rent a movie since 2005. How do I do it? I use reward "$" from the surveys that I take on Once I have 25 imaginary dollars from surveys I cash them in for 6 months of free rentals (1 per month). My spouse has also joined so we use his reward money for rentals too (as well as all our magazine subscriptions too). Phew...I feel so much better getting that off my chest! :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Deal for the week

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thin Your Grocery Bill and Your Waistline

I know that this post may be a bit controversial but hear me out...I've recently come to the realization that I'm tired of eating over processed and overpriced food! When you go to the grocery store, all of the major food groups (i.e. all of those essentials mentioned in the food pyramid) are located along the walls of the super market. All of the stuff in the middle (i.e. down the aisles) is stuff that we don't need to survive (or eat healthy for that matter)! The only exceptions are the cleaners, toiletries, laundry, baby stuff located down these aisles.

Not only do I avoid going down aisles for things that I don't necessarily need (Hmmm, Chips Ahoy cookies...yes, please.) but I save money on buying things that are overpriced, already cooked meals. I have realized this week that it doesn't take that long to whip something together that is tasty and nutritious and costs me pennies on the dollar. I even find the time with a 15 month old running around my house, a dog that needs constant supervision so he doesn't eat anything valuable and a husband who is constantly out to sea (if I can find the time to cook a home cooked meal, so can you...). I don't give in to my junk food monster...If I do need something like spaghetti sauce, rice, pasta, those can easily be picked up in one aisle so I don't stray from my budget or my stomach's junk food wants...

Perhaps I'll add some of my whip up in a snap recipes here if demand is high... :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New direction?

I've been trying some new things out this week and I've discovered some great ideas and lifestyle changes that will help you save money and feel great. Once I get a good handle on it all, I will be making some posts. Consider this post a teaser for what is to come...