Super Easy Project: Grocery List Pouch

Happy April Everybody!!!!  Hopefully spring actually be here soon.  At this rate we might just go right into Summer.   Here is a simple idea that I came up with over the weekend.  I am very into couponing right now and it’s awesome because let’s face it Coupons are basically free money.  They can be pain and time consuming but if you make it part of the grocery list process it’s totally worth it.

I had been using Envelopes for my coupons, I write my list on the outside and put the coupons on the inside and off to the store I go.  But now I have no envelopes left.  So I am going to use the large amount of Cardstock that I have right now  Shameless plug alert:  Check out my site WarmTidings for my awesome cards and invitations – there’s a link to the right too ——>

Ok back to the project….

Take your normal 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper

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Fold in half a staple (or tape) the sides

Now you have a front and back to write you list on

 

 

 

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An an opening for all of those coupons

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DONE

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It’s a super simple project and then that way you have everything in one spot, you are organized and then not fumbling while at the store.

Have a great day everybody, see you later in the week for ideas and projects.  Hoping to get some more things posted to the Etsy site later this week.

-Stef

Saving $ is kind of fun

As most of you know I am an Accountant with a spending problem, but recently I have embraced Coupons, Loyalty clubs, and Sales!!!  I am the type of person that if there is a loyalty card sign me up, I am alright with letting their email clog up my inbox!!

So here are the saving that I got this week so far

Sports Authority

Join The League (it’s free)  and get a $5 welcome reward which they gave us right away for signing up in store.  Earn Points with addition purchases and get 5% back and money saving coupons in your inbox.

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Target

As always get the Target Debit Card, the $ comes directly out of your checking account and you get 5% back on every purchase, even at Starbucks in Target stores!!!

While shopping and picking up some baby stuff, I found Up & Up Diaper Genie Re-fills.  Individual Diaper Genie Refills were $10 each (which I’m pretty sure is high but I live in Illinois now), and the 3 pack of the Up & Up Brand were just $15.  So far they have been working great and will keep getting those.

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CVS

This is becoming my favorite store, their sales are awesome and they have a bunch of perks with their savings card.  Of course because I have a CVS spitting distance from my apartment I had to sign up for the ExtraCare Card (yup this one is free too).  In my shopping trip today here is what I got and what I saved.

2 Pints on Ben & Jerry’s – Sale 2 for $7 saved $3.98

1 12 Pack of Scott Toilet Paper – On Sale for $7.77 saved $3.22

1 Gallon of Milk – On Sale for $2.69 saved $.30

1 Quart Lemon Lime Gatoraid – On Sale for $1 Saved $1.37

2 Bags of Lays Potato Ships – On Sale Buy 1 Get 1 Free  Saved $4.29

2 Girl Scout Candy Bars – On Sale 2 for $2 saved $.94

Total Savings$15.47

AND earned $1.50 in ExtraCare bucks to use on my next shopping trip.  Yup that’s FREE Money!!!

I will keep you updated on my summer saving and let you know if I find any other awesome deals along the way!!!

Happy Saving Everybody!!

-Stef