Stretching the Mighty Dollar :
Do you have an addiction? I think ONE of my many addictions is to magazine subscriptions (inherited from my mom) . I subscribe to a handful – or should I say a mailbox full – of magazines each month. As I read them I tear out those recipes, ideas and coupons, convincing myself this addiction pays for itself with all the money I save in coupons and ideas.
Over the years I have found some frugal ways to stretch the mighty dollar when it comes to my magazine subscription addiction.
Shop online for subscriptions : I check Best Deals Magazines for their featured $4.69 magazine offers throughout the year. I also recieve a weekly email with additional featured specials. I have purchased several gift subscriptions from this site as well.
Special Offers: I watch for offers allowing me to receive 1 or 2 free trial issues. This gives me an opportunity to check out the magazine. I also watch for offers where I can buy 2 or 3 years for the price of 1 year.
Here are THREE magazine offers I came across this week:
1. Free trial issue of Simple & Delicious magazine –
2. Try 2 free trial issues of ALL YOU magazine.
3. Better Homes and Gardens – Three years for the price of one.
Be sure to go check out the amazing list and get some FREE magazines sent to your mailbox
These are a few ways I am able to support my magazine subscription addiction and stretch the mighty dollar.
Being a busy MOM of 5 kiddos, my #1 can’t live without MOM tool would be my planner/calendar binder. I have it filled with a variety of fillers. My favorite ones are from The Busy Woman – they are perfect for this busy MOM. Right now The Busy Woman is having a MOVING sale – 75% off their products. NOW that’s what I call a Shopping Bargain!
Go check out this amazing shopping bargain at http://www.thebusywoman.com/.
Coupons for Printing:
Can you say “ REAL SAVINGS – REAL SIMPLE”? That is exactly what the Short Cuts grocery coupon program is all about.
No printing, no remember to bring my coupons to the store with me. I just log on to http://www.shortcuts.com/ choose the coupon savings I want, and they link the coupons directly to my chosen grocery store shopping/savings card. So, when I check out at my local grocery store my coupons automatically are deducted after I swipe my card. I agree with their slogan “REAL SAVINGS -REAL SIMPLE”.
I had to register at the site and choose a grocery store. Not all grocery stores are part of the program, but there is a good list available. I was able to choose QFC as we have 2 of them in our little city of Gig Harbor.
This week I found these great coupons and linked them to my QFC shopping card. I am ready for the savings to begin!
50¢ off 2 boxes of Betty Crocker brownie mix
60¢ off 2 boxes of Green Giant frozen veggies
40¢ off one box of Go-Gurts
55¢ off Honey Nut Cheerios