Monday, November 21, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Do your kids ask you where you got your fabulous wrapping paper at the holidays? No, mine don't either. Does anyone? No--unless it is handmade (my favorite), no one cares how much is spent on wrapping paper or paper goods. So why spend a ton of money on these items? The key, though, is to not wait until Black Friday and the days beyond, when you will spend precious time waiting in line for these items. This is definitely the week to get to the Dollar Store (Dollar General or Family Dollar) to pick up holiday paper goods. I'm trying not to even think about the holidays yet, but a shopper can save a ton of money by getting wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, bows, tape, all paper goods used for holiday meals, plastic utensils, tins for baking as well as other winter items that seem to get misplaced easily such as gloves, hats, and socks all at a dollar store. Make your holiday time less stressful--spend less money on the items that matter less and don't wait in line for them.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
My kids pored through these bags completely excited, pulling out this sparkly item or that pair of jeans--my daughter especially. Hand-me-downs from other peers help her to be her own little "fashionista"!
Friday, November 4, 2011
So, it's here! The day I actually look for the mail because the new ShopRite flyer comes. I could (and do) look online for the flyers and the coupons, but it's just not the same as looking at the actual flyer. I would love to be an "Extreme Couponer" but my "stockpile" is more of a tiny, very needy "pile" right now because my teenage and preteenagers (as well as my shrinking food budget money) are sneaking from it. I'm out of everything and the prices at the store are out of control. As the holidays approach, it's time to start looking for deals and stocking up so that I can feed everyone that comes to visit.