“What I Wish I Knew Before Couponing” is Available Now in the Amazon Store!

The book is here and for sale in the Kindle store! “What I Wish I Knew Before Couponing” is ready for sale and is only $2.99. In this 105-page edition you’ll learn the 55 money-costing mistakes all couponers make, but they’re not aware they’re making them! I’m guilty of these offenses, but hopefully by reading this book you won’t make them yourself.

Learn from the common and not-so-common mistakes, including:

  • Organizing improperly
  • Burning out
  • Buying useless subscriptions
  • Not using free apps that give you money for shopping
  • …and more!

I want to thank everyone for purchasing my first book “How to Coupon: One Cheap Utah Chick’s Guide to Getting Started” and hope you all will enjoy this one too!

Right now it’s only available on Kindle, but next week it will publish to Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBookstore, and as a PDF online! You don’t need a Kindle to read this right now though. You can access the Kindle app from a variety of devices (including the iPhone!) by clicking here.

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15 Ways to Cut Expenses Now

How much are your household expenses each month? The average American household over spends just about everywhere.  Not just on groceries — utilities, credit cards and even nights out drain the bank account as fast as the money is put in. Even if you’re not living paycheck-to-paycheck you can add a little more green to your wallet by implementing these 15 ways to cut expenses now. Of course, it’s up to you how many you want to use now, tomorrow or three months along. The faster you start, the more you save.

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Awesome Frugal Living Resource for Moms!

Hey Moms, looking for a resource that makes your life easier? The Mom’s Resource can help! I totally just stumbled across this website and I’m glad I did. They have awesome recipes (including penny pinchin’ ones), tips and money resources. I love it. Check it out here.

Note: I am not affiliated with this blog nor am I being paid to suggest this blog. I am sharing this because I found it useful and I think you will too.

Frugal Craftin’ with Cute Pencil Toppers

It’s time to break out the back-to-school crafts! Sturdy for Common Things has this super cute back-to-school craft, pencil toppers! This is a super cheap, fun craft for the kids and it just might get them excited for school — if they’re not excited already!

Get a complete list of instructions here.

Super Cute, Free Grocery List Templates!

I love printables — especially when they’re free. I’ve been looking through Pinterest and a few other sites to find some cute ones and I’ve compiled a list of some for you guys — and they’re all free! So enjoy these super cute, free grocery list templates!

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Frugal Fun: Rainbow Foam Bubbles Activity for Kids

If you’re looking for a cheap, quick activity to throw together for the little ones, the rainbow foam bubbles is perfect! It will take about 10 minutes to get started, but it will entertain the kids for hours! I’d suggest doing this outside — it’s going to get messy!

What you’ll need:

Instructions: Use a bowl to mix the dish soap and water. Add food coloring and mix at the highest setting on your mixer until the foam becomes stiff and fluffy. Scoop it out and put it into a container for play. Repeat the process for as many colors as you want.

(Thanks Fun at Home with Kids for idea and pic)

This Week’s Menu Plan 8/12

I create a menu plan every week after I go grocery shopping. When you coupon, you need to work around the sales — not design a shopping list around your menu. I will share my menu plans each week to give you some good ideas or just to help you get out of your dinner rut.

BREAKFAST MENU PLAN:
Cereal, Spinach and Parmesan Quiche, Waffles with Strawberries, Breakfast Smoothies (recipe to come)

LUNCH MENU PLAN:
White cheddar grilled cheese, PB&J, Pasta Leftovers, Quinoa with Black beans

DINNER MENU PLAN:
Lemon chicken with Parmesan risotto – All items from my stockpile
Tacos  – Using hard taco shells I stocked up on months ago and killer ground beef from this week’s Smith’s sale!
Grilled Sausage and Vegetable Pasta – Using pasta and sauce from my stockpile, bought fresh sausage at Smith’s for $0.50 a link.

SNACKS:
Carrot and broccoli dippers
Popcorn
Fruit
Homemade trail mix