March 30, 2011

Good Afternoon

Hope everyone is having a good day .... I am trying to get better at this and it is slowly comming together ... I have had a long and weary week...

March 25, 2011

Another Site

I should really condense these..LOL

Frugal Friday Blog Hop

Frugal Friday Blog Hop

March 24, 2011

Frugal Page

Here is some cool information ...

I got this link via L The Frugal Free Gal :

10 Ways to Slightly Increase Your Income
Everywhere you turn nowadays, you can be guaranteed to hear a laundry list worth of complaints about the economy and rising gas prices. It’s not just the pessimistic grumbling this time, times are really and truly legitimately tough. Even the most optimistic people I know are at least feeling the pain at the pump. Something about this economic crisis has me a bit perplexed though. Amidst all the complaints, I don’t hear many solutions or fixes being suggested. It seems we’ve accepted our fate and are content to ride out this blip (hopefully) on our radar with a few well targeted rants and facebook status updates.
The truth is, there are things that we can do to make our lives easier and to ease our newfound financial burdens. There are small, but significant and valid ways of increasing your income without working the graveyard shift at your local fast food joint.
Here are 10 ways to slightly increase your income and reduce your economic frustrations:
Make a budget-First and foremost, if you don’t have a budget, make one. I’d like to leave this out and assume that this is the first place that most people start when their wallet is feeling light. The truth is, some people don’t know how to budget. Or they don’t think having a budget will help them. It will! Write down where your money needs to go and follow it up by recording where your money truly goes.
Shop strategically-Learn to use coupons, make grocery lists and menu plans and you’ll significantly reduce a huge chunk of your budget in one quick swoop.
Take advantage of deals, freebies and coupon codes-We all have necessities. This doesn’t mean we need to pay top dollar for our clothing, toiletries or cleaning supplies. Learn how to spot a bargain, and when you see a freebie sign up for it! (I recommend using an alternate email address when signing up for freebies online. Not for any sinister reasons, simply so you don’t clog your personal inbox with the inevitable emails those companies will send out)
DIY-Learn to do things yourself. From scratch cooking to home repair, there are so many services and goods that we contract out every single year. Teach yourself how to do a few things on your own and not only have you immediately saved money, you’ve taught yourself a skill that will continue to be a money saver for the rest of your life!
Take those newfound talents and sell yourself-Okay, not in the literal sense obviously. However, you now have a marketable talent that can make a small side income. Don’t assume that just because you know how to do something, that everyone else does. Or that they even want to!
On the same token, look at what you do professionally/daily and see if you can translate that into a side income as well.-Are you a teacher? Tutor on the side. Are you a computer repairmen? Start a small computer repair business from home in your off hours. Stay home with your kids? Watch a few of your friends kids in your home.
Make money online-You can start small with surveys and getting paid for emails. You can start a money making blog. Write for Associated Content or Viewpoints, or one of the dozen other freelance writing sites.
Sell your stuff-This doesn’t have to be original works of art you’ve created. Sell your old textbooks, clothes, books, etc on Ebay, Craigslist or even Facebook (to your friends and family). We all have stuff laying around that might not be useful to us, but might be treasure to someone else!
Negotiate with everyone-Call all those people you pay every month and see if you can negotiate for better rates or cheaper packages. You might be surprised how many companies are willing to drop your monthly rates just because you picked up the phone!
Downgrade-If times are really hitting you hard, it might be time to take a serious look at your lifestyle and your budget and make some cuts. Downgrade down to 1 vehicle, cut your cable package, give up the expensive kids activities, etc.
We can be proactive in cutting our expenses and increasing our income even in the current economy. There are areas of improvement available for all of us. So while I might still grumble and complain, I know that there are things that I can do! I’m not helpless, there certainly is hope…with plenty to go around.
Heather loves to write about frugal living over on her blog Family Friendly Frugality. She is from good ol’ Texas and resides there with her husband and her two young children. Stop by and stay awhile!

Here are some goodies from today

March 9, 2011

Here is a HUGE list

**** Update *** Just letting you know out of the 20 I have emailed so far only 3 did not send coupons. I am going to give a complete update after I email them all adn I might add to the list. Happy Couponing !!

This is a list of sites you can email and ask for coupons.. the worst that will happen is they say o.. I emailed them all last year and 90% sent me coupons... others sent a thank you email ..
Here is a Generic Letter form also < you can add and make it your own > There are 154 Companies ..

I am emailing you to let you know I love < enter product here >. We yse this product in different recipes > and family meals > we have been using for a long time and just wanted you to know we appreciate all the work you do to bring this product to my table.
I was wondering if you could send some money saving coupons? In this day and age allot of stores are not fond of printed coupons.
Again thankyou for everything you do !!!

1. BirdsEye
2. Sensodyone
3. Starkist Tuna
4. Idahoan
5. Cole's Garlic Bread
6. Arm & Hammer
7. Windex
8. Uncle Ben's
9. Whiskas
10. Lipton
11. Zatarains
12. Mrs. T's Pierogies
13. 9 Lives
14. Barber Foods
15. Banquet
16. Del Monte Veggies
17. Blue Diamond
18. Florida's Natural
19. Campbell's
20. Jose Ole
21. Malt O Meal
22. Haagen Dazs
23. Tillamook
24. Michelena's
25. Kotex
26. Luigi's Italian Ice
27. Thomas'
28. Hostess
29. Edy's
30. Tyson
31. Hatfield
32. Hillshire Farm
33. Bic
34. Eucerin
35. Farm Rich
36. Kozy Shack
37. Mt. Olive
38. Pilgrim's Pride
39. Healthy Balance
40. Mrs. Smith's
41. Helluva Good
42. Perdue
43. Viva Paper Towel
44. Edward's Pies
45. Electrasol
46. Woolite
47. Kashi
48. Schick
49. Smart Ones
50. Georgia Pacific
51. Ling Ling's
52. Horizon
53. Land O Lakes
54. Sargento
55. Dannon
56. Bolthouse Juice
57. Hefty
58. Tribe Hummus
59. 7 Up
60. Morningstar Farms
61. Welch's
62. McCain's Fries
63. Vlasic
64. Stonyfield Farm
65. Keebler
66. Celestial Seasonings
67. Boboli
68. Entemman's
69. Arnold Bread
70. Freihof's Bread
71. Tree Ripe OJ
72. Wonder Bread
73. Hebrew National
74. St. Ives
75. Ronzoni
76. Tropicana
77. Ball Park Franks
78. Clorox
79. White Castle
80. PictSweet
81. Lean Cuisine
82. Olivio customerservice@...
83. Tide
84. Oust
85. Chef Boyardee
86. Propel
87. Bagel Bites heinzconsumeraffairs@...
88. Snapple
89. Clearasil
90. Rumba Juice
91. Luna Bars
92. Mott's
93. White House Applesauce
94. Natures Own Breads
95. Cascadian Farms
96. Brach's Candy
97. Fast Fixin's
98. Carl Budding
99. Bar-S Hot Dogs
100. Hawaiian Punch
101. Bigelow Tea
102. El Montery
103. Wylers Soups
104. Nexcare
105. Sunny Delight
106. Freschetta
107. Dunkin Donuts
108. Blistex
109. Little Crow Foods
110. Promise
111. Pepperidge Farm
112. Greenies
113. Crayola
115.Gorton's Fish
116. Hanes
117. Marie Calendar
118. Pine-Sol
119. Foster Farms
120. General Mills
121. Rhodes Bread customersatisfaction@...
122. Breyers
123. Duncan Hines
124. Sea Pak Shrimp
125. Dole
126. Mama Mary's
127. IBC Root Beer
128. Dial Soap
129. Bakers Joy
130. Jennie-O Turkey
131. Barbara's Bakery
132. Ian's Natural
133. Hansen's Beverage
134. Alexia Foods
135. Brown Cow Yogurt
136. Ocean Spray
137. Flat Out Bread feedback@...
138. Rudi's Organic
139. Mussleman's Applesauce
140. Skinny Cow
141. Baker's Inn Bread ravindernath@...
142. Lactaid
143. Silk Soy Milk
144. Shady Brook Farms
145. Mrs. Dash
146. Rice Dream
147.Blue Bunny
148. Sobe
149. Michangelo's Frozen Entrees
150. Mission Tortillas
151. State Fair Corn Dogs
152. Splenda
153. Equal Exchange
154. Odwalla

March 6, 2011

Found Another Cool Site

Heads up

Walmart Coupon Policy : check the starred one .. interesting

Walmart Coupon Policy

Walmart accepts the following types of coupons (see guidelines below):

Manufacturers' coupons
Print-at-home internet coupons
Must be legible, have "Manufacturer Coupon" printed on them, have a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and have a scannable bar code.
Competitors' coupons that feature a specific item for a specified price
for example, $2.99
Soft drink container caps
Checkout coupons
(also called "Catalinas") that are printed at our competitors' registers, have "Manufacturer Coupon" with specific requirements printed on them, a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and a scannable bar code.
Walmart does not accept the following coupons:

Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase
Competitors' coupons for dollars/cents or percentage off, buy one get one free, and double- or triple-value coupons
The following are guidelines and limitations:

Only one coupon per item is permitted.
Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration.
******Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase.**********
Walmart only accepts coupons for merchandise that we sell.
Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
We accept the following with Customer Service Supervisor/Management approval:
40 or more coupons
Any coupon over $20
$50 or more in coupons in one transaction

March 5, 2011

Good Morning

Just a quick HI ... Getting ready for work and then OFF tomorrow and blogging can be done .. as long as I have no interruptions...LOL.. with 6 dogs > 2 Teenagers > one DH there are going to be interruptions...LOL..
Oh well hope all is well with everyone !!
Hopefully soon my blog will be a bit more active..

March 3, 2011

Good Morning

Hey stumbled on this site .... --- There was a contest for

March 2, 2011


I am so bad at this blog thing... Sorry everyone .. Very Long weeks... I finally have a new car and I will post a picture here soon.. Now i can get back to normal..My Finance and I have started the 2 week meal planning -- So far so good we have it planned and bought for under 200.00 > we are just starting out on this so it is a work in progress. We are also making a to do list everyday and getting thing done and organized again and back on track.
I am hoping you are all enjoying this blog please any feedback is appreciated !!