A huge welcome to all you fabulous Moms. Thank you so much for asking me to speak today and I really hope you came away with some valuable information to start (or continue) saving your families some money. There was so much information to cram in to such a short time (and I know I didn’t even get to everything on the handout!), but I hope what I had to say at least got you thinking of how you can trim your family’s budget.
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Here are a few links to things we talked about:
- Pantry/household stock-up price list
- Amazon’s natural and organic section
- My 2012 Budgeting Series
- Costco home mailer coupon match-ups (4/12 – 5/6)
- My Favorite Things to Buy at Costco
You can also check out my “Getting Started” posts through the tab on the top navigation bar. You can find more in-depth information about finding and organizing coupons, our monthly budget and ideas for meal planning.
I currently write up some really extensive coupon match ups for Rite Aid over Frugal Living NW. If you are interested at all in saving some serious money on your household items, make sure to check out my weekly deals. For all the information you need to start shopping at Rite Aid, check out the Rite Aid Store Guide I wrote up.
A few more things you may be interested in
- For more information about Zaycon Foods (chicken and ground beef delivered from Spokane), sign up for an account here. I will post on the blog when they are coming to town, but you can sign up for an email notification as well.
- For information on Fresh Picks Washington (a local program similar to Bountiful Baskets), check out their website. I haven’t had a chance to do much research, but it looks like you can purchase boxes of produce and pick them up at various locations in Tri-Cities.
- If you are interested in the Shop the Northwest online/storefront option, check out their website here. They have tons of local options for beef, dairy, honey, produce and much more.
- If you have kiddos in diapers, it is definitely worth checking out Amazon Mom. You will get great discounts on diapers and wipes and free 2-day shipping on most items sold by Amazon. There are several good deals currently available, including Luvs diapers just $.13/diaper for size 3!
If you are interested in freezer cooking at all, I have done two fully-documented cooking days on the blog. These links include menu plans, ingredient lists and a cooking schedule:
These are some of my favorite sites for saving money online and through discount vouchers:
- Groupon – National offers to big retailers
- Mamapedia – Organic offers and children’s items, magazine subscriptions
- Living Social – National offers + WA based getaways and hotel stays
- Spotted Fox and Seize the Deal – both local, with vouchers for restaurants, activities + more
- CityIntros Deals – New local site that gives back to various Tri-Cities charities
- Ebates – Cash back on most of your online purchases
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I had a lot of fun talking with you today. I wish I could have talked for hours, this is such a big topic. There are so many different avenues to explore, it’s hard to touch on all of it in one short time frame. Thank you again for including me in your meeting today. Good luck on your journey!