Celebrate Your Favorite Dads This Father’s Day While Staying On A Budget! @PromoCodesSave #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of PromotionalCodes.com. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.      Father's Day is a very special day because it is when we celebrate all of the dads in our lives who have mentored and nurtured us over the years.  Being a dad is sometimes a thankless job and we all know how important the role of a father is in a child's life.  Every year, I struggle with deciding what I should get the men in my life who are fathers because they all have different interests and I try to stay on a budget while making sure I get each one of them just the right present.    This year I started shopping early so that I would have plenty of time to purchase some great gifts while taking advantage of some great deals.  I love PromotionalCodes.com for this very reason, it allowed me to find codes to save money on everything from from cool clothes, tech gifts and … [Read more...]

Brighten Your Smile Professionally On A Budget! #SmileBrilliant @SBWhitening #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Smile Brilliant. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.      Honestly, I've always wanted to whiten my teeth professionally but I have been afraid of the cost to go to the dentist and have it done.  Let's face it, when household expenses have to be paid in a Middle-Class household, teeth whitening is not exactly high up on most people's list of priorities.  However, I'm a woman and having a bright and beautiful smile is very important to me.     I had no idea that Smile Brilliant offers an affordable option for those of us who are interested in whitening our teeth professionally.  Not only was I shocked at the prices of their teeth whitening kits, but they also offer a 100% money back guarantee which means a lot to me as a consumer.  This demonstrates to me that this a company that stands behind the product that they are offering and its … [Read more...]

Four Eyes Are Definitely Better Than Two! @Firmoo #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Firmoo.com. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.      I've been wearing glasses since I was in the sixth grade.  It was pretty much something that was inevitable because everyone in my family is near-sighted and this is something that is considered hereditary.  Some of the eyeglass frames that I have owned over the years were less than flattering which, during those awkward teenage years, did not help at all.     Now that I am an adult I try to choose frames that are a lot more attractive but, unfortunately, eyeglasses are very expensive so I sometimes have to settle for cheaper frames.  Since both of our sons wear glasses along with my husband and I, our yearly eyeglasses budget has skyrocketed and I have been looking for a way to save a little money.  Luckily, there is an affordable and stylish option which is ordering your glasses online at … [Read more...]

Save Money By Taking Advantage Of Secondhand Bargains! @quicksales #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign on behalf of Quicksales.com.  All opinions are 100% mine.    In light of the current economic times, many people are educating themselves more and more about ways that they could save money on their household budgets.  One of the ways that many have become more frugal is by looking for secondhand household bargains or by selling children's products that their kids no longer use or have grown out of.  Many of these items such as toys, clothes or nursery items are in excellent condition and can still be used by other families.     Online sites like Quicksales can be great sources for finding secondhand items.  There are many benefits for both selling and purchasing these kinds of products for the home and they are:You can find some great bargains on gently used clothing, furniture, and even electronics at way below retail prices. It's a great way to recycle products that can still be useful to others and reduce waste. By saving money on … [Read more...]

Couponing 101

       Last week, I wrote a blog post about my desire to learn the ins and outs of couponing in order to reduce my monthly grocery bill.  You can read all about my couponing concerns here, The Secrets of the Coupon Sisterhood. As promised, I have compiled a list of couponing do's and don'ts from some of my readers who are experts in the fine art of frugal grocery shopping.  I am very excited to share their advice with you and I hope that it helps to reduce your expensive grocery bills, especially in these trying economic times...  Please note that you can find their blogs and learn more couponing tips from them by clicking on their names and visiting them.  So, without further ado, I give you: COUPONING 101 1.  Maree says:     One way I know we save in the grocery area is when I plan our week’s meals BEFORE I go grocery shopping. When I know my week’s meal plan I seem to be so much more organized with the things I purchase and don’t overstock or buy “extras”. It also means I … [Read more...]