Friday, May 29, 2009

Check out Dave Ramsey's Town Hall for Hope meeting for FREE!!!

For those of you who missed the Town Hall for Hope event, you can watch it for free on Hulu!  Dave Ramsey does a great job offering hope for those who are discouraged with the economy or their own financial situation!  Check it out here!

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Free Burt's Bees Lip Balm

Burt's Bees is celebrating their 25th Burt Day (birthday) by giving gifts to you!!!  Every day for 25 days, Burt's Bees will give away 1000 lip balms.  Click here to find out more about this great giveaway!  I was able to snag a coupon this morning and I'm pretty excited about it!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Turn your old credit cards into something pretty!

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In the past 3 months, my husband and I have paid off and closed 6 credit card accounts. This has been a very liberating experience for us. (We only have 3 left!) If you have are a Dave Ramsey fan (or are in FPU like we are), you have probably been doing the same. Today I found a great way to turn those old credit cards into something useful...a picture frame. Not only is it a piece of art, but it's a great reminder of all that you've accomplished. Check out this step by step tutorial here!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

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Free Download: Larry Burkett's Money Matters

In these current economic times, most people welcome financial advice and there is no advice that is better than that from God's Word! Right now, is offering a free download of Money Matters: Answers to Your Financial Questions by Larry Burkett! Larry Burkett offers Biblical answers to your financial questions. If you've never heard of Larry Burkett, he is one of the foremost authorities on financial stewardship. Crown Ministries is still carrying on his legacy today.

To download your free copy of this book, start here and follow the instructions!

Thanks Alyssa!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Sad News...Free Movie Mondays is Only Once A Month!

I just got a text from Redbox today saying that Free Movie Mondays will only happen the first Monday of every month. This is quite sad for those of us who enjoyed our movie fix every Monday. At least I still have Netflix! :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Internet Printables

I love printable coupons! Last month, I was able to print $1.00 off coupons for Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops, and Frosted Mini Wheats! Those coupons allowed me to buy a bunch of cereal this week at Meijer for $.80/box. We eat lots of cereal in our family and good cereal coupons are hard to come by! I was also able to get Kraft Easy Mac at Target this week for $.27 each, Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs for $.04/box, and Kraft Mayo for $.49/each. You can beat deals like that! I'm sure you're wondering where these wonderful coupons come from! All of them have come from the internet. Here's where to find your printable coupons!

Manufacturer's Coupons
My favorite place to find manufacturers coupons is the website. This site allows you to print a variety of good coupons and even offers coupons by zip code. You can also print these coupons directly from my blog. If you look on the left side of my blog, their is a blue rectangular box that says You can click on that and print manufacturers coupons directly from there! It's quite easy! These coupons can also be used in conjunction with store coupons. Target allows you to stack (use a manufacturers coupon and a store coupon on the same item) coupons and so does Meijer. Each week, Meijer and Target have some smoking deals on these "stacked" items.

Target Coupons
To print Target coupons, simply go to A Full Cup and click on the Target Coupon Generator. This allows you to print multiple coupons.

Meijer Coupons
If you'd like to print Meijer coupons, simply go the Meijer Mealbox site and click on the "Specials" tab in the Meal Box. This site is great for meal ideas and recipes as well as coupons!

These are a few of my favorite coupon printing sites. Also, keep in mind that the good coupons don't last long. If you find a good coupon on or my blog, don't wait to print it. Many of these coupons have a print campaign limit and once that number has been reached, the coupon is pulled. Most coupon sites allow each coupon to be printed twice by hitting the back button on your browser 2 times!

Money Saving Tip on Coupon Printing: Printing coupons can consume a lot of ink. Change your printer setting to Draft or to Black and White. Most stores will take coupons printed in color or black and white and most coupons don't need to be printed in the best possible resolution. It doesn't do you any good to save a few cents with a coupon that cost you a dollar to print! Happy Printing!

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Beth Moore Bible Study

You can catch a new 30 minute audio Bible Study with Beth Moore every Monday! Click here! Thanks Moms By Heart!

Free Movie Monday from Redbox

Better late than never! I totally forgot to post this earlier!

This code is only good for Monday, May 11, 2009 and is valid to rent until 11:59 pm CST!

Choose Rent a DVD with a Promo Code & enter promo code 6A43JK for a free overnight Red Box Rental. After that you will be charged $1/day. This can used once per credit/debit card.

Menu Plan Monday

The next few weeks of menus will be pretty boring, but I am trying to use the food we have before we leave for the summer. Here's what's on the menu this week!

Monday- Sloppy Joes and Corn
Tuesday- Teriyaki Chicken, Brown Rice, and Biscuits
Wednesday- Pasta with Alfredo Sauce and Garlic Bread
Thursday- Homemade Mini Pizza Bagels
Friday- Pizza at Crazy Pinz
Saturday- Hot Dogs and Mac N Cheese
Sunday- Hamburgers and Butter Noodles

Check out all the other great stuff people have cooking this week over at Menu Planning Monday!

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saving Money with Menu Planning

It's Mother's Day and I feel like I accomplished something huge today. I planned out dinner for the next month! We are leaving for the summer in 36 days and I didn't want to have tons of food sitting around this summer, so I inventoried my fridge, freezer, and pantry today and came up with a list of dinners that could be made using those ingredients and made a grocery list for the few other items I'll need. (Wow...that was quite a run-on sentence!) I'm guessing I should be able to buy the remaining dinner ingredients for under $40. Although the menu isn't extremely exciting, I think I did pretty well working with what we have. Stay tuned...I'll be posting each week's menu on Menu Planning Monday.

Happy Mother's Day to all my Mommy Friends! Hope your day was very special!

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Saving Time and Saving Money

We've all heard the saying "Time is Money" and if you're anything like me, it usually seems like there is not enough of either. One of the biggest objections I hear to couponing is "I don't have enough time." I totally understand! Between being a wife, being a mom, and my job, it seems like there is not enough hours in a day. Throw in church and everything else we're involved in and I feel totally overwhelmed at times. Enter my new time and money saving friend: The Grocery Game. The Grocery Game is a website that tracks prices at your local grocery store, matches those prices with coupons, and tells you when an item is at it's rock bottom price. This site is really helpful and has saved me a ton of money. (For those of you who hate to spend time clipping coupons, file each weeks insert in date order and The Grocery Game will tell you which insert the coupon you want is in...that way you can just clip them when you're ready to use them! They have a trial offer that allows you to try their site for 4 weeks for only $1. After the trial is over, they charge $10 for 8 weeks if you subscribe for one store (They charge $5 for each additional store) They have CVS and Walgreens too, but I wouldn't recommend getting those stores. There are enough good resources on the web that offer coupon matchups for those stores. If you decide to join, I'd appreciate it if you list me as your referring friend. savingmoneylivingbetter at gmail dot com. Click here for more info about The Grocery Game!

KFC Rain Check Information

Due to overwhelming response to the coupon for the FREE Grilled Chicken meal, KFC is no longer taking these coupons. They are offering a rain check, though. Click here for more info on how to get your rain check!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

If You Had Trouble Printing Your KFC Coupon, Read This!!!

Oprah has a PDF version of the Free Grilled Chicken Meal coupon on her site! Click here to print this coupon.

Thanks Moms By Heart!

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KFC: FREE 2 Piece Grilled Chicken Meal Coupon Printable til 5/6 ONLY

I love those FREE food deals and this one is especially appealing. This coupon is good for 2 pieces of grilled chicken, 2 individual sides, and a biscuit! The coupon is only printable til 5/6 but it can be redeemed until May 19th (with the exception of Mother's Day...and hopefully you weren't planning on taking your mom to KFC for Mother's Day!!!) This is a Bricks coupon and can be printed up to 4 times per computer by hitting the back button twice after each time it prints! Click here to get your coupon!

Thanks Bargain Briana!

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Monday, May 4, 2009

FREE Movie Monday from Redbox

Today's FREE DVD rental code from Redbox is:


This code expires at midnight 5/4/09.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Vera Bradley...Totally Worth the Splurge!

I love purses, handbags, and luggage! Unfortunately, I don't like the cheap stuff! One of my favorite splurges is Vera Bradley! There are great colorful prints and fun patterns and best of all, you can throw them in the machine and wash them. We use Vera Bradley back packs, lunch bags, purses, duffle bags, lap top carriers, wallets, beach towels, belts, and pajamas! What can I say...we're quite addicted! Much of what I purchase from Vera Bradley is on sale, but there are some things I'd splurge for whether they were on sale or not! I have also found that Vera does some great online promotions! Right now Vera Bradley is offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more.

Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.
If you're looking for a great gift for someone special for Mother's Day, check out Vera Bradley! (And if you want to send me a gift too, I'd be totally fine with that!)

Last minute deal!

I know this is very last minute, but if you happen to make it to Target by Saturday, you can take advantage of this great deal on Special K products! Right now Target is running a deal that when you buy 5 Special K products, you get a $5 Target gift card. Plus there are some great internet printables for Special K right now! Crystal over at MoneySavingMom has some great coupon matchups here and here! You just can't beat Special K at $.39 and $.49 a box! Yummy! Also, while you're checking out Crystal's great coupon matchups, be sure to print some of the new coupons for Kellogg's Cereal! We LOVE cereal at our house!!!

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FREE Foxe's Book of Martyrs Audio Download from Christian Audio

This month's Free Download from Christian Audio is Foxe's Book of Martyrs. This is an incredible book and it is definitely worth downloading!

Beginning with the story of Stephen from the book of Acts, considered the first Christian martyr, the drama builds to the passion of the early Church's persecution under the Roman Empire
. The hardy and radical faith of those first believers spawned medieval missionary movements that spread the gospel across Europe and into England, Scotland, and Ireland. As the story continues, it places a significant emphasis on the sufferings of the early Protestants during the Reformation.

Click here to get this month's audio download. Use the code MAY2009 when prompted during checkout! And while you're there, check out the other great material at Christian audio...and be sure to check back monthly for their Free Download!!!

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