7.26.2013

What's on Sale in August?

If you didn't know already, each month Select items "routinely"go on Sale each year. I say routinely because these are based on typical sales trends and can always Change. Why does knowing sale trends help you save money?
1. By knowing when things go on sale you are able to plan ahead of time for Bigger purchases
2. Understanding Sales trends Allows for Optimal Stock UP Opportunity.

What's on Sale in August
  • Back to school Supplies
  • Back to School snacks
  • Summer Clearance: Pool supplies, outdoor furniture, Summer Clothes and Shoes
  • Cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Eye Glasses in honor or Child Vision and Cataract awareness month


Another great feature of August is the LOW produce prices. With most gardens at their Prime the high production translates to Low cost for the consumer. So stock up and freeze,freeze, freeze!

In season produce ( lowest price of the season)
Berries
sweet corn
spinach
tomatoes
peppers
melons
Cucumber


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Plan your list's and keep a check here at the Nifty Thirty Lady for the top deals of the season.


7.25.2013

Be sure to "Shop your Home" first

Hi everyone! Phew what a week, it's already Thursday night! Come back week has gone fast, but it's not over yet.

One of the things I do A LOT of in my house is organize and re-organize. Sometimes that can get expensive when you are constantly going out to the store (even the dollars stores) and grabbing one or two items for organizing purposes. So, I came up with a little creative solution called "Shopping your Home" (this may not be a new term). Basically, when cleaning and going through things keep the times for a week or two or if they are small enough store them. Then as you go through other area's of your house and need an item "Shop" those leftover items to see if you can make one of them work. This process has saved me many of dollars over the years and it can be fun getting a little creative. Warning: DON'T BECOME A HOARDER:)

Check out an example here:

I hope you enjoyed the little peek into my home and the idea!

I would love to hear if you find video posts helpful or not. Leave a comment or shoot me an email:)

Finally there is 24 hours to enter this week's giveaway here!!



7.20.2013

Come backs are always cool!

Yes I am back, you can call it a come back or return from hiatus. Whichever, but I can't express how excited I am to start posting and sharing my money savings ventures again!

So why did I stop for two months you ask? Here is a little visual:


This is the first summer I have ever not been working! So I decided to make it a blast:)

We have themed days and all kinds of cheap or free fun!! Like 1.00 movies, hiking, swimming and yard sale shopping!

Of course we can't leave out education!
Our summer started with a month long visit from these beautiful people! My sister and nephew!


We re-did our oldest son's room (a post on that later)


We have hiked

We have feed the ducks and played
I finished my first semester of classes 2 weeks early!
Finally, I will be headed to Philadelphia this weekend for a little R&R visiting my sister!

 
Almost forget! We are trying to garden ;)




While summer is not over, I feel like it is time to get back and running! August is a great month for savings on back to school items, end of summer sales, lots of fresh foods are in season and super cheap.
Best of all....I will be kicking off my Come Back week  July 22-July 26 with an awesome giveaway combined with an awesome free event! Check back Monday Morning for all the great detail and how to enter.