Monday, January 2, 2017

Got photos?!

If you are like me, and you took a gazillion photos over Christmas and New Years...you might want to print some of those off! Here are two offers that will save you some money on those prints. In my opinion, the best offer is coming at you from Walgreens!

Shutterfly...

OK so you are going to want to act quickly, as you only have until Wednesday (1/4/2017) but...

Go through ebates.com and click to shop on Shutterfly where you will recieve 2% cash back. Nope, its not a lot, but it is something. Something is always better than nothing!

Everything is 40% off and photo books are 50%! Simply enter code HAPPY2017

Walgreens...
 These offers also end on Wednesday 1/4/2017
Once again you want to START by going through ebates.com where you can score up to 7% cash back!

If you purchase 100 photos...you can get them for .09 a piece! They have a lot of other discounts on photo gifts, but this is a hot price! Just enter code NEWYEARPRINT at checkout!

Happy photo printing!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016...hello 2017!

It is New Years Eve...



I am sipping crystal light, watching Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, eating pizza and going over our new budget with my husband.

Yep, I know how to pArTaY!!

 I love the holidays but always look soooo forward to getting back to normal life and normal schedules. Normal.

One of those things is normal SPENDING! I swear, no matter how well I plan, something unexpected always comes up. It just does. An extra gift (or two or three...), meals out, parties, get together's, a good toy deal...



I like the idea of starting out the new year with my eye focused on what I want to do with my money. How & where I want to save. What I don't want and what I do!

Mistakes I have made (money wise... otherwise you would be reading all month!)

**grabbing (unplanned) lunchables instead of just making do with what is in my house

**too much eating out

** the costs of being disorganized (buying something I already had, shopping without a list or plan, not having coupons clipped & organized...)

** Emotional spending

** Letting good deals & coupons expire without me using them


So what do I want to do better/goals for myself?

**tracking what I spend

**lower my weekly grocery bill by $50 a week and add it to my cookie jar money

** be more organized with my coupons/lists/meal planning

**help others save money and learn to coupon

** share good deals

Tomorrow, I will share with you how I will be managing these goals...

For now, I just want to wish you all a wonderfully happy, healthy & budget friendly 2017!