New Gig Opportunity: Become a Shipt Shopper!

I am a huge proponent of gigs, little side hustles that help you earn extra money.

I just found out last night that Shipt is looking for shoppers! You shop for and deliver groceries and essentials for others. Oh, and the best part? You can earn up to $22/hour!

Shipt is a membership-based grocery marketplace, enabling delivery of fresh foods and household essentials. Shipt is all over the US, to find out if Shipt is hiring in your area, check out their coverage map here, then sign up here. Once you sign up, answer a few questions, and they’ll email you if you meet their qualifications.

I’m all about earning some extra cash! I’d love to hear about your favorite side gigs and hustles! My list of favorites can be found here.

New Month, New Coupons (No Joke!)

Today may be April Fools Day, but these coupons are no joke!

file000786402730Here is your monthly reminder!  A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!

Check out the following sites:

One of my favorite website is the Sunday Coupon Review.  It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!

Oh, and don’t forget about MooMoney from the CA Dairy Board! You can learn more here about to score cash back on your fluid dairy purchases through 4/28/19.

Eating Healthy on a Budget: It Can Be Done!

f40fab9210aee93a83df63133f5de09bSunday Night I went to the grocery store to pick up milk, bread, and a few other things.

I spent $42 and it was not all that much stuff. While I was waiting in line, the lady behind me in line was going through her coupons, and her grocery list. We got to talking, I showed her the store app, where she was able to find a few more coupons. We started talking about how expensive it was to eat healthy, and I confessed to her that this was not my weekly shopping trip, I was just picking up stuff that I only buy at Food4Less:

  • Milk (it’s cheapest at FFL),
  • A specific kind of higher protein bread (it’s the cheapest place to buy this type of bread and has no High Fructose Syrup),
  • A specific kind of popscicles
  • 5 lb bag of bananas (cheapest place to buy that many bananas)
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This doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

And I picked up a few other misc. things that we needed and were on sale (cheese, oranges, and a 5 lb. bag of Gala apples), and a 2 liter of diet Cherry Pepsi and a jar of maraschino cherries (Mama needs a cocktail sometimes, OK?).

She asked about my grocery budget and where I shop the rest of the time. I told her my shopping strategy, after I make my grocery list:

My Top Ten Deals at 99 Cents Only– Start there for fresh produce. Salad, carrots, celery, berries, pineapples, zucchini, squash (all kinds), onions, potatoes are all types of produce that are regularly stocked. They usually have other interesting seasonally available produce too. They also have great sauces, condiments, herbs and spice blends.

Keep a Price Book- I know the best place to buy Milk, cheese, bread, and butter. I keep my price book in my phone now, but I used to use a little spiral bound notebook that lived in my purse.

Stock up on food that you will eat frequently when it does on sale. I’m not talking about fresh produce that can’t be kept (like lettuce), but if you find a good deal on strawberries, for example, chop and freeze some for smoothies or baking, make fruit leather, or dry some (they are really tasty dehydrated). Bread can be frozen, so can butter! Canned goods, shelf stable foods are perfect for stocking up. I also like stocking up on chicken when it’s on sale. I can butcher a whole chicken in a few minutes, and I frequently will break up large packages of chicken breasts into meal sized portions, season them, and put them into the freezer. Learn more about meal prep here.

For our family, meal prep and meal planning saves us a lot of time and money. There are always multiple choices for each meal at our finger tips, so the allure of getting food from take-away is gone. I always have a batch of pizza dough in the freezer too! I make two batches once a week- one for the freezer, and one to go in the fridge that gets used within 1-2 days of making.

Use Cashback/Couponing Apps. Here is the list I use frequently.

Here is an article I wrote a few years ago that has more tips on how to get “Extreme” savings without being an “Extreme Couponer” (which by the way isn’t even possible anymore thanks to that stupid TLC show and coupon abuse).

It doesn’t matter what your food budget is, you can still eat well! It may take a little prep work each week, but the health of your family is worth it, right?

If you are on a very tight budget or are facing food insecurity, here is a list of San Diego based food resources that offer healthy food.

Deal Alert: Sam’s Club – Get $45 back!

Screen Shot 2019-01-15 at 4.20.24 PM.pngDo you have a Sam’s Club near you? If so, check out this cool deal.

Receive $45 off your first purchase when you get a Sam’s Club Membership for $45!

And did you know that you can skip the checkout lines with Scan & Go? It’s a pretty cool app!

Sam’s Club also have Freeosk’s inside many locations, which dispenses free samples! Pretty cool, right?

To get started, click here.

Cents of Style: Holiday Graphic Sweatshirts & Tees on Sale!

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Cents of Style is back at it! They have my favorite graphic tee’s and sweatshirts, I have several. These holiday tee’s and sweatshirts are sweet and sassy.  My favorite is the Gangster Wrapper.

Today only, you can take $13.00 off the lowest marked price making tees only $16.95, sweatshirts only $21.95, and hoodies only $26.95!

These designs are so cute and so fun and bring a little extra festive style into any wardrobe this holiday season! They are so cute to be snuggled up in around a fire while watching your favorite Christmas movies or even better as you are trying to stay warm running around town finishing up all of your holiday errands.

Sizes range from S-3XL making these the perfect item for any and everyone! The coupon code is HOLIDAYSTEALS and it takes $13.00 off the lowest marked price! Don’t forget the FREE Shipping!

Crazy 8: Black Friday and Cyber Week Savings

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It’s time to start shopping! Crazy 8 has great deals all weekend! If you want to shop today:

Bold Black Friday Sale- Get up to 80% off site wide! Get 40% off regular priced items + 50% off markdowns + FREE SHIPPING on every order. Valid through 11/24

But, if you are busy and can’t get to the saving until Sunday, the deals keep going until 11/27! Cyber Monday Sale- Get up to 80% off site wide! 20% off topper (use code CYBERWOW) + FREE SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER. Valid 11/25-27

Here are a few of our favorite pieces:

 

screen-shot-2018-11-23-at-8-29-46-amThis dress was Margaret’s choice. She announced it was perfect for twirling. I like that it’s less than $10!

 

Screen Shot 2018-11-23 at 8.31.29 AM.pngHenry chose PJ’s, because he is all about cozy pants. 

Screen Shot 2018-11-23 at 8.44.28 AM.pngAnd the one thing on the Crazy 8 website that I love is this super cute Neon Cat Backpack. Yes I know it’s kid sized, but it’s soooo adorable!

What I love about Crazy 8 is that clothes are stylish and well made. They hold up to the wear and tear that my kids subject them to. 

Talk Back: What caught your eye on the Crazy 8 website? Do you have any kids to shop for this year? 

Black Friday Deals from Mabel’s Labels!

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Mabel’s Labels make great sticking stuffers! And for Black Friday, you can save 40% off top selling items. From Tag Mates, Mini Custom Name Stickers, and Personalized Name Stickers to Starter Label Pack, Iron Ons and the Little Kid School Combo – your favorite customized items are 40% through Cyber Monday, November 26th.

Or if you are looking for some home decor to gift this holiday season, Mabel’s Labels has Wall Art. I love the unicorn design.