35 Money-Saving Grocery Tips | Kitchen Economics

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One of my goals for Family Balance Sheet for 2013, is to get back to posting more money saving tips to help my readers (and myself) reduce our grocery bills. On a daily basis, home cooks produce, distribute, and consume in our kitchens for (and with) our families. 35 Money-Saving Grocery Tips to Help You Reduce Your Grocery Budget. How to Save Money at the Apple Orchard. Cut out the crap, save the dough.

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Make Money: PineCone Research Accepting Applications

For the Mommas

i get about 1 survey a week and use that money in my paypal account to buy the redplums my newspaper doesn’t supply me! =). National Consumer Home Panel is also accepting applications here. Money Making Money Saving/ Making TipsYou won’t get rich doing surveys, but if you are looking to add a few dollars to your budget: PineCone Research is looking for WOMEN & MEN panelists ages 18-54.

Make a Little Extra Cash Working at Home

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Get Paid to Review Products Join the finest minds in consumer research and change the world one product at a time. New enrollees also receive $5 just for joining so this offer will convert extremely well to a broad based demographic, especially users interested in freebies, surveys, sweepstakes, discounts, or coupons online money making opportunities. Deals Money Saving/ Making Tips Make a Little Extra Cash Working at Home.

Synovate Panel Accepting Applications

For the Mommas

Be the first to test new consumer goods. Money Making Money Saving/ Making TipsSynovate is still accepting applications for members. You can sign up here if you are interested. Note – Since I have not personally tried this one, I am copying a quote from Alison in the comments: I’ve been a member for about 8 months and have gotten to try tons of products – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, baby wipes, chips, crackers, soda, etc.

Make a Little Extra Cash Working at Home

For the Mommas

Get Paid to Review Products Join the finest minds in consumer research and change the world one product at a time. New enrollees also receive $5 just for joining so this offer will convert extremely well to a broad based demographic, especially users interested in freebies, surveys, sweepstakes, discounts, or coupons online money making opportunities. Deals Money Saving/ Making Tips Make a Little Extra Cash Working at Home.

Save on Baby Necessities at the Kroger Baby Event

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But our consumer driven society makes new and naive parents think they need these high-tech, expensive gadgets. Try to avoid spending money on unnecessary items like a baby sling, wipe warmer, expensive baby food maker, excessive toys, a breast pump, and too much of anything. To save on diapers , buy the smallest size diaper you need. You can save some serious cash! The Kroger Baby Event will help you save money on baby necessities.

Synovate Panel – Accepting Panel Members

For the Mommas

Be the first to test new consumer goods. Money Making Money Saving/ Making TipsSynovate is open again and accepting applications for members. You can sign up here if you are interested. Note – Since I have not personally tried this one, I am copying a quote from Alison in the comments: I’ve been a member for about 8 months and have gotten to try tons of products – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, baby wipes, chips, crackers, soda, etc.

Synovate- Open Again For Applications

For the Mommas

Be the first to test new consumer goods. Money Making Money Saving/ Making TipsIt is available again – remember this comes and goes very quickly. Synovate is open again and accepting applications for members. You can sign up here if you are interested. Here is a note from Fellow Reader Allison: I’ve been a member for about 8 months and have gotten to try tons of products – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, baby wipes, chips, crackers, soda, etc.

MySavings.com: FREE Samples, Coupons, Product Tests, Giveaways and More

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MySavings is an online community dedicated to bringing together consumers to share money saving tips and offers. They offer a directory of brand name free samples, printable grocery coupons, online coupons, free stuff and freebies, and other discounts and deals so that consumers can save money on products they already buy and sample and discuss. Have you ever checked out the site MySavings.com?

Grocery Chopping: Cut Down Your Grocery Bill Without Using Coupons and $500 Giveaway

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Millions of Americans and Canadians are experiencing what the emptiness feels like…the emptiness of their savings accounts, the emptiness of their wallets, and the emptiness of their kitchen cupboards. Many of us are struggling to make ends meet (as in what’s at the end of the receipt meeting what’s at the end of your checkbook), and sometimes we discover that money for enough groceries to feed a family just isn’t in the budget. Can you really save money making your own stuff?

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FREE One-Year Digital Subscription to Clean Eating Magazine!

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Clean eating is about consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. Hurry and sign up for a FREE one-year digital subscription to Clean Eating Magazine ! Its a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life. Each issue is filled with a variety of delicious, wholesome, low-fat, and easily made recipes that can be shared with friends and family. Hurry, these free magazine offers dont usually last long.

15 Ways to Save on Summer Activities

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With Summer childcare costs and an increased food budget, I’ll take savings anywhere I can get it. Ask if there are special prices and offers available at the beginning or middle of the week for deep savings. The odds are that most consumers buy the pass and then never or rarely use it. Looking for more money-saving ideas on Fun Things to Do in the Summer? How to Save Money at Indoor Play Centers {Fun Things to Do in the Summer series}.

10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Try these websites too: Organic Consumers Association , Organic Kitchen , and Eat Well Guide. Blanching is another nifty way to save money on organic vegetables all year-round. Besides saving you money, they often taste a lot better than the fresh stuff you buy out of season. The bell peppers, in particular, will save you a ton of money over what Whole Foods charges, for example. What are you money saving strategies?

FREE One-Year Subscription to Diabetic Living Magazine!

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Diabetic Living is a magazine for consumers and their families living with diabetes. Hurry and sign up for a FREE one-year subscription to Diabetic Living Magazine ! The magazine addresses a variety of lifestyle and health concerns for readers of all ages. Each issue offers information about medical breakthroughs, health and nutrition, and food and cooking. Hurry, these free magazine offers don’t usually last long.

Plum District: Refer 4 Friends & Get A $20 Target Gift Card

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Plum District is another daily deal site similar to Groupon , Eversave , and Zulily - These companies work directly with local and online businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Plum District is offering a $20 gift card when you refer 4 friends. Your 4 friends must be new Plum District members and confirm their email address BUT they don’t have to buy anything!

Want to Save Money? Work with What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If I’d just embraced my curls earlier, I could have saved myself hundreds of dollars and endless hours of time. If you want to save money, in almost any area of life, it makes sense to work with what you have rather than trying to change what you already have. Many of us have it drilled into our minds that after 100,000 miles, a car becomes a money pit that is best sold so you can buy a new car. I was born with mildly curly hair.

Save 55% on Skechers Through 4/4/11

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. Zulily is offering up to 55% off all Sketchers for Kids and Women through 4/4/11 – They have several discount events going on right now.some with savings well over 50-60%. Zulily is another daily deal site like KGB , Eversave , Groupon and Plum District – These companies work directly with businesses to bring you money saving daily deals. Consumers love getting bargains.

Father’s Day Idea: $15 for $40 Worth of Fine Silk Ties – Today Only!

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Plum District is another daily deal site similar to Groupon , Eversave , and Zulily - These companies work directly with local and online businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Plum District is offering $40 worth of fine silk ties from Jack Franklin for just $15, today only! Perfect gift for Father’s Day! Go HERE for details.

Saturday Night Sweeps: Enter for a Chance to Win

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Consumer’s can complete product survey’s, and be eligible for exclusive rewards like free samples, money-saving coupons and special offers tailor-made for them. It’s Saturday Night! Enter some fun giveaways!! Craftsman Makeation Adventure Trip Giveaway. Sign up for a Craftsman Club membership and be entered for a chance to win a Makeation Adventure Camp. DailyBreak – Glade® Best Feelings Giveaway + Coupon.

Kenneth Cole Outerwear: Up To 70% Off Through 4/6/11

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Zulily is offering up to 70% off all Kenneth Cole Outerwear through 4/6/11 – They have several discount events going on right now.some with savings well over 50-60%. Zulily is another daily deal site like KGB , Eversave , Groupon and Plum District – These companies work directly with businesses to bring you money saving daily deals. Consumers love getting bargains.

Free Audiobook: More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger

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How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives? In More or Less , readers will learn how to draw a line of “enough” in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever. Thanks, Money Saving Mom ! Right now you can get a FREE download of the audiobook More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger !

What Are Earthships and What Can We Learn From Them About Saving Money?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

As the goal of an Earthship-styled home is to live off of the electrical distribution grid while consuming as few newly manufactured goods as possible, mechanical applications and appliances in such a home are usually driven by a combination of gravity and water that has been directly heated by the sun. Using an Earthship Layout to Save Money on Heating and Lighting. Related posts: Patience: A Saving Money Must. Five Great Money Saving Tips.

*HOT* 50% Off Crocs & 40% Off Pillow Pets

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Zulily is offering up to 55% off Crocs Shoes and 40% off Cuddly Pillow Pets through 6/18/11 – They have several discount events going on right now.some with savings well over 50-60%. Zulily is another daily deal site like Eversave , Groupon and Plum District – These companies work directly with businesses to bring you money saving daily deals. Consumers love getting bargains.

*HOT* $60 For $29 At Shoebacca (Includes Shipping)

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Groupon has a HOT offer for Shoebacca today! Get $60 worth of shoes, accessories, and apparel from Shoebacca.com for just $29…and it includes shipping!! I saw Adidas watches and flip flops for as low as $14.99 in the ‘last chance’ dept. so you could possible score a few cheap birthday/Christmas deals. Here’s how: Login or sign up with Groupon.

Available Again! $2 for 5 Rentals at Blockbuster Express

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. The Blockbuster Groupon is back again! Get FIVE rentals at Blockbuster Kiosks for just $2.00! This deal is listed under Nashville, TN but it is a NATIONAL deal so anyone can use it.Valid through May 1, 2013. Limit 1/person, may buy more as gifts. Login or sign up with Groupon.

15 Tasty Game Day Party Recipes

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The average American will consume 2400 calories and the US consumes 5,000 pounds of hot dogs and 1.25 Get the recipe from Money Saving Sisters. 15 Tasty Game Day Party Recipes. Are you ready for some football tasty game day food? Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest food holiday in the United States. Billion chicken wings. Whether you are going to a potluck or hosting the big spread at your own home, we have 15 Tasty Game Day Party Recipes for you.

Online Groupon Deals: Glamour Magazine $6/12 Issues, $2/5 Blockbuster Rentals & More

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. There are a few noteworthy online Groupon deals available today. Since these are national deals, anyone can take advantage of them: San Diego, CA; $2 for Five Movie Rentals from Blockbuster Express ($5 Value). Boise, ID: $25 for $65 Worth of Keepsake Photo Books from Inkubook. Orlando, FL: $50 for a Private, In-Home Wine Tasting from PRP Wine International ($350 Value).

Still Available: $2 for 5 Rentals at Blockbuster Express

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Heads up! The Blockbuster Groupon is still available! Get FIVE rentals at Blockbuster Kiosks for just $2.00! This deal is listed under Wilmington-Newark, Delaware, but it is a NATIONAL deal so anyone can use it.Valid through May 1, 2013. Limit 1/person, may buy more as gifts. Login or sign up with Groupon.

It’s Back!! $2 for 5 Rentals at Blockbuster Express

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Groupon is offering FIVE rentals at Blockbuster Kiosks for just $2.00! This deal is listed under Wilmington-Newark, Delaware, but it is a NATIONAL deal so anyone can use it.Valid through May 1, 2013. Limit 1/person, may buy more as gifts. Login or sign up with Groupon.

$15 For $30 Worth Of Juno Kids DVDs, CDs & Toys

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Here’s how: Become a member of Eversave Share the Save (it’s free). Your voucher will be under the ‘My Saves’ tab in your account and will be available within 2 days. Share’ the Save using the email, Facebook or Twitter links provided and you’ll get $12 in Save Rewards for each first-time buyer that uses your personalized link. Like Groupon, Eversave works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains.

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Eversave: $30 for $75 Worth of Canvas Photo Prints

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Here’s how: Become a member of Eversave Share the Save (it’s free). Your voucher will be under the ‘My Saves’ tab in your account and will be available within 2 days. Share’ the Save using the email, Facebook or Twitter links provided and you’ll get $12 in Save Rewards for each first-time buyer that uses your personalized link. Like Groupon, Eversave works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains.

*HOT* $2 for 5 Rentals at Blockbuster Express

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Groupon is offering a Groupon today for FIVE rentals at Blockbuster Kiosks for just $2.00! Valid through May 1, 2013. Limit 1/person, may buy more as gifts. Login or sign up with Groupon. Choose the city that I have the deal listed (Atlanta) by clicking the arrow to the right of the city. Find the deal on the main page or in the right sidebar.

Food and Wine Magazine: 15 Issues for $12 – Today Only!

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Groupon has an awesome deal today on a Food and Wine Magazine. Today only, you can get 15 issues for just $12.00 and you have until 7/15/11 to activate your subscription! Login or sign up with Groupon. Choose the city that I have the deal listed (Indianapolis) by clicking the arrow to the right of the city. Find the deal on the main page or in the right sidebar.

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Louisville & Nashville Deals at Naked Pizza & La Hacienda

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Here are a couple of Groupon Deals for my local readers (I live smack in the middle of Louisville and Nashville ). Louisville, KY : $8 for $16 Worth of All-Natural Fare at Naked Pizza – Valid through 8/15/11. Nashville, TN : $10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Fare at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant – Valid Through 8/15/11. Login or sign up with Groupon.

TWO Years of Parenting Magazine For $5 TODAY Only

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Become a member of Eversave Share the Save (it’s free). ‘Share’ the Save using the email, Facebook or Twitter links provided and you’ll get $12 in Save Rewards for each first-time buyer that uses your personalized link. Like Groupon, Eversave works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Register HERE and get $2 in Save rewards just for signing up!

MamaOm.com: $25 For $52 Worth of Product

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Become a member of Eversave Share the Save. ‘Share’ the Save using the email, Facebook or Twitter links provided and you’ll get $12 in Save Rewards for each first-time buyer that uses your personalized link.Use your rewards to buy your own. Like Groupon, Eversave works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Register HERE and get $2 in Save rewards just for signing up!

Eversave: Free $5.00 Signup Bonus From 2 Days Only

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Like Groupon, Eversave works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Register HERE and get $5 in Save rewards just for signing up! Eversave is offering a $5.00 credit to anyone who signs up through tomorrow, 2/17/11 – This is a GREAT deal! The signup bonus is usually only $2.00, so even if you don’t use your credit today, you can signup to get the free $5.00 and use it whenever you want.

*SMOKIN HOT DEAL* $2.00 For A One-Year Subscription to Redbook, Good Housekeeping or Popular Mechanic

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off any save, today only. Here’s how: Login in or become a member of Eversave Share the Save (it’s free). ‘Share’ the Save using the email, Facebook or Twitter links provided and you’ll get $12 in Save Rewards for each first-time buyer that uses your personalized link. Eversave is another daily deal site like Zulily , KGB , Groupon and Plum District – Like Groupon, Eversave works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals.

50% Off Crocs & 70% Off ‘Love My Belly’ Maternity

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Zulily is another daily deal site like KGB , Eversave , Groupon and Plum District – These companies work directly with businesses to bring you money saving daily deals. Consumers love getting bargains. Zulily is offering up to 50% off all Crocs through 4/2/11 – These deals go quick so I’d recommend shopping asap! Here are a few more deal they have going on: Love My Belly: Up to 70% off – One for Mom, one for Baby.

Yakezie Carnival – Credit Cards Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

With so many different options out there, a consumer really can get overwhelmed and into trouble if they don’t know their credit card basics. Thinking about saving money, traveling the world, investing in the market, or starting a new job? If Pa had known about the futures market he could have made money selling a futures contract. Just how much money did that save me? Darwin’s Money : No Cost Refinance – A No-Lose Financial Move?

Entertainment Book and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Enjoy your life more with savings on the things you love to do. Entertainment ® provides a mutually beneficial solution for consumers looking to spend less on the things they love to do, businesses seeking to increase sales and schools and community groups searching for effective fundraising solutions. Our Digital Access membership is packed with money-saving coupons from thousands of local and national businesses.

It’s Back! $2 for 5 Rentals at Blockbuster Express + More

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Groupon works directly with businesses to bring you money saving deals. Consumers love getting bargains. The Blockbuster Groupon is back again! Get FIVE rentals at Blockbuster Kiosks for just $2.00! This deal is listed under Providence, Rhode Island, but it is a NATIONAL deal so anyone can use it.Valid through May 1, 2013. Limit 1/person, may buy more as gifts. Login or sign up with Groupon.