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Learn how to save money by combining FREE programs with a variety of steps so you can spend less money for products and services that you regularly use

Brown Sugar Mighty Minnie

. . Because this is the time of year when those baking supplies go on sale, it is a perfect time for this Mighty Minnie. Around the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday lots of baking items go on sale.  Until I learned this tiny trick, I bought brown sugar only to find that several months later it had […]

Sales Tax Holiday 2015

. . Sales tax holidays were initiated in New York State in 1997 to offer its residents temporary relief from paying sales taxes on certain items.  Following the Empire State’s lead, 8 more states began offering their own tax-free holidays.  Sales Tax Holidays were offered primarily in August to help families with kids a perk […]

Fresh Herbs – Fruits and Veggies Month

. . To continue with last week’s blog entry, another way capitalize on fresh fruits and veggies from street markets during growing season is by using some of the techniques below: I get fresh culinary herbs from street markets for a variety of things and to put a twist on some recipes during summer: Caprese salad […]

National Fruits and Veggies Month

. . If you have kept up with my blog entries, you will know that I am a huge advocate of locally grown foods and farmers’ markets to save money and yet put healthy food on my table. Keep in mind that there are 2 types of “farmers’ markets”: Street Markets and Public Markets.  I […]

National Vinegar Month

. . Although I’m not a meteorologist or scientist, I do know that the weather I’ve seen in recent years has become significantly more extreme and it is becoming more violent: colder winters, hotter summers, more frequent hurricanes and tornadoes, and the list goes on and on. From my own lay-person perspective, it is not […]

Cut Your Air Conditioning Bill

. . As I have worked to cut costs on my day-to-day living, I found a really cool way (no pun intended) in cutting my air conditioning bill almost in half. Delmarva nicely provides a variety of tools that you can use to show how much energy you use. In a book that I am […]

Flea Treatment for Dogs That Works 100%

. . I love it when I can find a natural solution that I can use for my dog rather than giving her something that has chemicals in it. Better yet is when the flea treatment is a natural solution that works BETTER than the type with chemicals AND it is extremely inexpensive! I have […]

16 Frugal Uses for Aluminum Foil

. . I love it when I find items that I normally have around home that I can use for a variety of uses, particularly when the uses have anything BUT what the product waned for. Barbecue Base put a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of your BBQ grill to catch the drips […]

Earth Awareness Month

. . Whether or not you believe in global warming, it does not take a rocket scientist to know that as the world’s population continues to grow more carbon dioxide being expelled (exhaling), more waste being created, more food needed, more clean water being used, more, more, more, etc. That being said, Earth Awareness Month […]

Creative Inexpensive Travel Sizes

. . Since I travel quite a bit (Traveling Nana!), I was determined to cut costs for many items that I use on a regular basis.  Over the years I have assembled a bunch of tips, tricks, and techniques to save money when traveling, whether to amusement parks, road trips, airline trips, visiting other countries, […]

Extend the Life of Baking Flour

.. . I love Mighty Minnies because these super simple quick tricks and tips always save money and/or time and yet they only take SECONDS to do. That’s my idea of a win/ win situation! . Have you ever purchased flour or rice or pancake mix or Bisquick or cream of wheat or wheat germ […]

A Great Recipe Beginning

. . March is National Nutrition Month.  What better way to celebrate the month than by sharing a recipe that is used as the base for many recipes. Talk about a winning recipe, let’s start with a great recipe beginning: When the base is great tasting and healthy, the rest of the recipe will taste […]

Unique Way to Save with Toilet Tissue

. . The kinds of money savers I love are those that cost zero money to make them happen. And for this tip, after you finish laughing, do consider taking this message seriously. . Have you ever noticed at hotels that the toilet tissue is always inserted into the dispenser so that the tissue comes […]

14 Cheap and Natural Cleaning Tips

. . When I was young, I thought hydrogen peroxide was used only to disinfect wounds heal; however, I have since learned many more uses of this item. Hydrogen peroxide was discovered by a French chemist in 1818. Doctors’ offices used hydrogen peroxide to clean counter tops in patient rooms because of the disinfectant qualities. […]

Corral Plastic Utensils

. . For those of us who take lunch to work, another way to save money (besides taking lunches!) is to re-use plastic utensils after cleaning them in a dishwasher.  However, have you ever tried to keep those spoons, forks, and knives organized? Ha! In your dreams. Well, I found the perfect way to do […]

Recipe for Food Budget Savings

.. .. Many websites refer to “types” of shoppers (Auto-Pilot, Buzz, Discount Hunting, Impulse, etc.) I agree that personality traits play a major part when people shop. I also know from the years that I ran a photography company that psychographic techniques can cause people to love their photos so such that they will purchase […]

Save Money with Check Offs

. . A Check-Off is a method used by many industries to research and promote their products. These types of campaigns are from the industries such as dairy, meat, agriculture, etc. as opposed to individual producers or brand marketers. These programs are called “Check Off” as a result of section of a form that individual […]

Popcorn Dog Rattle

. . I just love it when I find great bargains that my dog will love. I love it even more when I can make those items from stuff that I normally would recycle or trash. One toy that many dogs LOVE, and that is almost free, is a “rattle”. You will need the following: […]

Save 20-35% Off Your Food Budget

. . Hello. Thanks for visiting. How would you like to save 20-35% off your food budget? I do it all the time. It is very easy and you do not need to spend one single penny. There are FREE programs that many people do not know exist. And when you also complete several steps […]

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