One of my meat secrets… #thefreshmarket

FreshMarket meat

I absolutely cannot stand to pay full price for meat, so I’m always looking for a good deal- hopefully at least 50% off the regular price. I love that our Fresh Market has a promotion every Tuesday in which boneless, skinless chicken breast (100% vegetarian diet, never given antibiotics) and ground chuck are both $2.99/lb. At my request, they package the fresh meat in two pound packages that I can easily toss in the freezer and pull out to make meals throughout the month. I bought roughly ten pounds of ground chuck and about eight and a half pounds of chicken today.

Had I gone in a different day and paid full price, I would have spent $112.55 total, including 10% tax for everything you see pictured. By stopping in on a Tuesday, I got everything for $61.17 total, including 10% tax. I saved 46% over all, almost hitting my 50% savings goal. No coupons…just strategic shopping.

Something to think about…

Think about how easy it is to spend $60 going out to eat. I spent a total of $61.17 on meat today, and I am now supplied for the main item of at least TEN dinners and FIVE-SIX lunches (left-overs). I try as hard as I can to keep each dinner at home to a total cost of $6-$10 for all five of us. This meat deal sure helps me accomplish that!

Have you tried out The Fresh Market $2.99 Tuesday deals?

 

FreshMarket Tuesday deals

 

 

 

 



My latest frugal love: The #Target Cartwheel App!

Target Cartwheel

I’ve been telling all my {in real life} friends about my latest love- the Target Cartwheel App! I LOVE it! In just three trips I have saved $16.33 on top of all my other sales and coupon savings. Yep, you read that right, you can stack EVERYTHING: a Target sale, a Target web coupon, a MFR coupon, and a Target Cartwheel App coupon for ONE item! I love it!

 

Get started right now:

 

1. Download the Target Cartwheel App (it’s free!)

2. Browse hundreds of coupons (there are TONS for groceries, too!)

3. Click to add deals (up to 12 at one time, but you can add more in the badges section)

4. At the end of checkout, give the cashier your coupons first, then open the Cartwheel app,  go to “My Cartwheel” and show the bar code to the cashier.

 

It’s that easy!

 

Read more about it here.

 

Cartwheel

 

Friday’s Fabulous Freebies Roundup – November 30, 2012

friday's fantastic freebies

 

Happy Friday! Here’s a hot list of freebies to celebrate the last work day of the week!

 

1. Free Christmas Music: 12 Free Music Downloads for Christmas
Here’s something to help get you in the holiday spirit, FREE Christmas music.

2. Kindle Freebies: Twas The Night Before Christmas + Other Kid Christmas StoriesGevalia
Download this FREE Christmas Book to read to your little ones on Christmas Eve.

3. Amazon Deals: FREE 30-Day Amazon Prime Membership = FREE 2-Day Shipping Until Christmas!
Need to order Christmas gifts, but don’t want to pay shipping? Don’t miss out on this FREE Amazon Deal!

4. Free Gevalia Ceramic Canister
Purchase two Gevalia teas or coffees and get a FREE Gevalia Canister along with 10% off.

5. Free $10 Restaurant.com eGift Card
Surprise loved ones with a FREE $10 deal at the restaurant of their choice.

6. Free Personalized Video Message From SantaGreat Eats
Surprise some little ones in your home with these cute FREE video messages from Santa.

7. Free Essence of Beauty Hand Cream from CVS
Gotta love freebies like these! Get your FREE Essence of Beauty Hand Cream NOW before they are all gone!

8. Free Aveeno Nourish + Strengthen Shampoo and Conditioner Sample
Pamper your hair with this FREE Aveeno sample.

9. Free 1-Month Trial of Air Optix Contact Lenses
If you wear contacts, here’s a great way to save some money on them! Sign-up for FREE Air Optix Contact Lenses.

10. Free Slice of Pizza at Sbarro’s
Sign up for Great Eats newsletter and get FREE slice of pizza.

11. 20 Free Personalized Gift TagsInk Garden
Even though you have to pay shipping of $2.99, these beautiful FREE Personalized photo gift tags are worth every penny!

Thanks for help with the list, Mommy Savers!

3 Ways to Save on Contact Lenses

 

I am always looking for ways to save on contact lenses since they aren’t included in our medical coverage. Here are a few cost-cutting ideas that have worked for me:

1. Take your prescription elsewhere. I usually have my eye exam done at the optometrist and then take my prescription for glasses and/or contacts to a discount place such as Walmart or Target for a better deal.

2. Price compare online before you buy. I recently came across 1-800 Contacts, and I will be adding them to my list of resources for great deals on contacts. 1-800 Contacts offers brand name lenses at competitive rates and makes it easy to compare contact lens prices online. They also offer a price match guarantee to beat any price by 2% (20/20 Guarantee) and free shipping on orders over $50! I also noticed that my favorite brand (Acuvue) features a $32 discount when you buy eight 8 boxes, which is a one-year supply.

3. Use a coupon code when purchasing contacts online. If you shop through Retail Me Not, new 1-800 Contacts customers can save 20% off an order of $125 plus enjoy Free Shipping! This is a deal! I can get a year supply of Acuvue for just $191.94!

 

 

How about you? What are you favorite ways to save on contact lenses and eye wear? Share a comment!

 

The opinions and content of this post are my own. I am being compensated for my opinion.

Learn Vest Daily: Daily Tips to Simply Your Money and Life (FREE!)

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As you know, I’m passionate about wise spending, saving, budgeting, etc. It’s my goal to put excellent resources into your hands to aid you in your endeavors in each of these areas.

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What’s Inside…

  • Discover the best places to travel on a dime
  • Learn tips to help you build your wealth
  • Plan the perfect dinner party for under $10 per person
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You’ll also have access to an online budgeting tool. It’s easy and pretty nifty- worth taking a peek.

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LearnVe$t Daily: Money-Saving Tips and Financial How-Tos

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As you probably already know, I’m passionate about issues related to money: wise spending, saving, budgeting, etc. My goal is always to put excellent resources into your hands to aid you in your endeavors in each of these areas.

Let me introduce you to Learn Ve$t Daily, an e-mail that is delivered to you five days a week and is packed with money-saving tips and financial how-tos to enrich your life.

What’s Inside…

  • Discover the best places to travel on a dime
  • Learn tips to help you build your wealth
  • Plan the perfect dinner party for under $10 per person
  • Understand and manage debt
  • Get beauty tricks for any budget

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