Thursday, May 26, 2011

Recyclebank

Join Recyclebank to earn points towards high-value coupons, gifts and gift cards.  Recyclebank rewards you for recycling and learning to make the planet a greener place.  It is very easy to use and full of very useful information and it is completely free!  Click here to get started.  Let me know if you have any questions about Recyclebank in my comment section.


Rubbermaid Deskside We Recycle Container, 7 Gallons, 14 1/4H x 15W x 10 1/4D, Blue

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stop Boiling Vegetables From Losing Color

Add a tablespoon of vinegar to the boiling water to retain the color of the vegetables you are boiling.Heinz Distilled White Vinegar 16oz

Creative Ways to Save Money on Groceries

- Start a grocery buying club and you could save 25 percent.

- Bid for groceries at a food auction and you could save 66 percent.

- Try the Not-Shopping method and save up to 24 percent.  Skip a week or so of grocery shopping and shop from your pantry instead.

Source: 'Save Big' by Elisabeth Leamy

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Travel websites that save money

Bing.com/travel  tells you whether to book your flight or hotel room now or wait until later, based on historical fare data and price trends.

Kayak.com   Compares fares from all the airports near you.

www.priceline.com/freebies   lists hotels that provide breakfast, parking, etc on the house.

autoslash.com    checks retal-car prices until your pick-up date and rebooks for you if it finds a lower rate.

jetsetter.com and tripalertz.com  offer exclusive hotel discounts to members.

fuelcostcalculator.com   helps estimate how much you will spend on gas.

Southwest 737-700W 1/200

Sunday, May 15, 2011

How to clean and deoderize a dog without giving it a bath

If your dog is getting smelly, but you can't give him or her a bath, you can make your own spray deodorizer/cleaner at home.  In a spray bottle, mix one part water to one part apple cider vinegar.  Spray the mixture onto a cloth and wipe your dog down.  Be careful not to get any in their eyes.

OUT! Pet Stain and Odor Remover, 32 Ounce

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Creative Couponing to Save Money at the Grocery Store

- Do not use your coupons right away. Wait until you can do a Coupon Combo.

- Use CouponMom.com and other sites to match coupons to stores' sales.

- Find out which stores in your area double or triple coupons.

- Use store coupons and manufacturer coupons together.

- Print Target coupons from other websites if Target has taken them down already.

- Hand X off of Y coupons to the cashier first.

Source: 'Save Big' by Elisabeth Leamy

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Free help for computer problems

Geekstogo.com is a forum where you can go to get computer advice from pros for free.

Toshiba NB505-N508BL 10.1-Inch Netbook (Blue)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stockpile Groceries to Save Money

- Buy groceries when they are on sale, not when you need them.

- Know the cost of your top 20 purchases.

- Resolve to pay a certain price or a certain percentage off for your groceries.

- Monitor seasonal savings and sales cycles.

- Use websites like CouponMom.com, TheGroceryGame.com and BeCentsAble.net to find the bargains you will stockpile.

Source: 'Save Big' by Elisabeth Leamy






Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pour liquid from a bottle more easily

Instead of taking the whole seal off of a bottle to pour a liquid out of (ex: bleach), poke a hole in the center of the seal.  You will be able to control the amount of liquid that comes out more.

Clorox Bleach Fresh Meadow splashless, 82-Fluid Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tons of Free Stuff

Click here to see a list of free stuff that I have found online!  There are valuable coupons, free magazine subscriptions and product samples.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fax online documents for free!

I found a site, faxzero.com , where you can fax your online documents for free to any fax machine!  This will save me from making trips to the library.

HP 2140 Professional Quality Plain-Paper Fax and Copier (CM721A#B1H)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tips For Growing Zucchinis

Zucchini loves the sun, so make sure you plant in a sunny location.  Plant the seeds deep in the ground for healthy growth.  Zucchini plants get pretty big, so make sure they have plenty of room to grow.  Zucchini's  are pretty disease resistance, but they do have problems with fungus, so it is good to have an anti-fungal spray on hand.

Renee's Garden Seeds - Zucchini Tricolor - Jade, Gold, and Emerald

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Best Deals of May

May is the best time to buy:

- Televisions
- Home
- Boots and Winter Wear
- Bottled Water
- Party Supplies
- Cookware
- Vacuum Cleaners
- Patio Furniture (previous year's model)