|How to Re-gift|
Saturday, November 23, 2013
This is a great way to re-gift for the holidays.
It works really well when you don’t have the money to get a lot of people gifts for the holidays but you are either having or going to a big gathering.
Everyone has to agree to do this and it can be a whole lotta fun.
Each person that is going to be attending the gathering plus older children can do this if they understand the rules, which are very easy. Even young children can participate, it is a good way to teach them to be grateful for what they have.
What you do is gather gifts that you got one year for a birthday or Christmas but really never liked or used, and they sat around the house collecting dust, or if you have like new products that you don’t enjoy anymore they are fine to gather up too.
Wrap each “gift” like a new present but don’t put any name tags on them. Each person going to the gathering brings at least one thing or you can have everyone bring as many gifts as there are people so everyone gets a lot of gifts. But be sure that everyone brings at least one so you can be sure that every person there gets something.
So if 5 people will be at the gathering and each person brings 4 gifts to give to the other people, everyone will get 4 gifts.
Put them all on the floor or the table and let everyone chose a gift. Wrapping them in a crazy size box helps if you don’t want someone to know what the “gift” is. Everyone can exchange after they open the “gifts” so each person is happy with what they received.
This is a great way to save money on the holidays, everyone is aware of what is going on and is probably thankful themselves that they did not have to spend money on so many people, or feel bad if they can’t afford to.
Everyone seems to have “stuff” that they never use, it could be a Christmas candle that you received as a gift but never used, or a set of plates that you don’t need.
Whatever the “gift” make sure it is clean and ready to use and you will make someone very happy with your answer to how to re-gift for the holidays
Sunday, November 17, 2013
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Check out these great ways to save money on Thanksgiving. One that tip that I use is borrowing dinner plates.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
If you are thinking of getting a new Ipad or Ipad mini you can get $200.00 dollars for your old one at Target.
As long as it turns on and the screen is not scratched Target will give you a Target gift cardworth $200.00.
Check it out at the link below, hurry because it is only good for a few more days.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Save Your Old Sweaters Using Velcro on Clothes With Fuzzies
You can save money on your old sweaters just by using Velcro.
You can save money on your old sweaters just by using Velcro.
I didn’t even want to wear some of my sweaters when I pulled them out of my winter storage bags because of all the pill fuzz on them. They looked so old, but I couldn’t afford new ones.
Completely by accident, I found a vest that had Velcro on it and it dropped onto one of my sweaters, when I pulled it off I noticed that the little fuzz was gone too.
Since the vest was too small I was going to give it to the Salvation Army, so I carefully removed the Velcro, which it really didn’t need to close as it had a zipper, and used the Velcro to remove all my little fuzzies.
You need the side of the Velcro that is not fuzzy, if you are not sure just try both ends and you will see which one works.
This is just a quick tip to save money on your old clothes and have them looking like new again just by using Velcro.
Friday, October 25, 2013
I just recently remembered that my banker enrolled me in the Visa Extras Bonus Zone and I earn money every time I use my Visa Card for a purchase or when I pay bills with my card. I vaguely remember someone asking me about it when I needed to go into the bank for something, but when I saw a commercial I decided to check and see if I was really enrolled.
I said earn money with your Visa Card when you really earn points that you can turn into cash, but same difference as far as I am concerned.
With this system you really can turn your points into cash, it is not just a few cents going back on your card so you hardly even notice, but when you forget about it for awhile and check your points like I did, you can get a great surprise.
I don’t know the exact date of my enrollment but it was about 8 months ago, and I know I do not use my card all the time for everything I purchase. I do use cash when I go food shopping so I am not tempted to spend more than what I have set aside for groceries and dip into bill money.
So after about 8 months of not checking my points I went online to Visa Extras Bonus Zone retrieved my password and was shocked when I saw that I had 86,000 points. I had no idea what that was worth or even what I could get at that point, I thought maybe a gift of some sort. But to my surprise I was able to get CASH put on a Visa card, plus 2 Target Gift cards. The choices were Walmart, Kohls, Target, a Cash Card, and others that I didn’t even look at after I saw I could get cash.
I chose 1 $50.00 Target gift card, 1 $25.00 Target gift card, and 1 $100.00 cash Visa card. Can you imagine finding out you have $175.00 in cash that you didn’t know about? The feeling is great, and I wanted to share the information.
Now many of you may already know about this but for those who do not this is a great way to earn some extra money. I say earn because you actually have to do something, you have to use your Visa card for your purchases, keep in mind this is a debit Visa card, not even a charge card.
No Interest - It’s a Debit Card
I just find this amazing, I don’t even get an interest charge, this card is attached to my checking account so I can only spend what I have. That is how I like to do everything, even when I use my Kohls charge it is only to get the Kohls Cash and discount coupons in the mail, than I pay it off when the bill comes.
Check to See About Enrolling Your Visa
This is not only from my bank, it is offered from Visa. So be sure to check your card on the Visa Extras Bonus Zone website and see if your card will work this way too. You could be earning money with your Visa card every time you use it.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
With Halloween getting closer every day we need to find ways now to save money on candy. I have found a few good ways that I save and I thought they may help you.
When I go regular food shopping now, and I use my strategies for saving money and whatever I save I take half of it, even if it is only 2 or 3 dollars. I take that to the dollar store right away and buy 2 or 3 packages of candy.
The Dollar Tree by me ( I get nothing for talking about the dollar tree I just love it there), sells packages of m&m’s with 6 small bags inside for $1.00. That is much better than the regular grocery store that costs $1.49.
When you look around you can find cheap candy but if you want something that has a name everyone recognizes the Dollar Tree seems to be the place to go.
I also found that by waiting until close to the last minute you can find candy on sale just about anywhere.
I shop for my families prescriptions at CVS (again I do not receive anything for mentioning their name, it is just where I go), well for every 10 prescriptions you have filled you get a coupon for $5.00, and others depending on what you normally buy.
But I take the $5.00 coupon, which can be used on anything but Cigarettes, and get whatever candy they have on sale as long as it is not loose candy. There are times when I get 3 bags of candy for free just by using this coupon.
Sometimes you can find candy on sale in store you would not expect, like a pharmacy.
Just look around and don’t forget to hide it so it is not gone by Halloween.
Happy Halloween Everyone.