Saving Money on Your Budget

by allcouponedout on September 24, 2015

Save Money on Your Budget


Have you ever contemplated about something so deeply?

Let me just interrupt your thought! I’m not going to be talking about the meaning of life.

Believe it or not nobody makes the same income. Everyone has a different salary. So logically, if everyone has a different salary, then everyone must have a different budget and grocery list.

My grandparents come from the World War II era. Growing up I can remember times where my grandmother would get really excited when she could get her hands on FREE condiments. I also remember the times when eating out was considered a treat, or there was some hot offer at a restaurant that saved my grandparents money.

Let me just clarify something. My grandmother was not a condiment thief. I come from a big family. When we would go out with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and grandchildren. You can do the math. Well…as you can imagine there were a ton of condiments on the table which equaled condiment galore to my grandmother. My grandmother would even bring her Ziploc bag to fill it with any leftover dinner rolls. Yup, that was my grandmother.

So what is the point? My grandparents came from an era where every penny counted and you didn’t waste food because there wasn’t enough to go around.

My grandmother was not an extreme couponer. I remember she used a few coupons here and there to help her increase her savings. My grandmother was an avid sales ad shopper, made things from scratch, a do-it-yourself-er, and stocked up on a good deals (even buying things in bulk).

There are many ways to save money beyond coupons. I know some people might disagree with that statement, or even my way of saving money. Let me just reiterate that everyone gets paid a different salary, has a different budget, may work full-time or part-time, and the situations go on and on.

So how can you save money for your budget?

Here are some easy tips to help you save money:

1. Shop the sales ad. A lot of times there are good deals.
2. Buy in bulk at stores like Costco. I have friends that actually split the cost of a membership or shop together to cut down on their grocery bills.
3. Price match at stores that do price matching. You save time, money, and gas by shopping at one location.
4. We have now reached the digital age where you can shop online and have products delivered to your home. Have you tried Amazon Prime (Sign-up here)? You can subscribe to products you use and save money from time to time. You can even use digital coupons if the product has one available.
5. You can also save money buy buying store brands versus name brands.
6. Check out the clearance shelves. Be sure to check the date to make sure food products aren’t expired.
7. Lastly, eat at home! You can plan meals such as freezer meals and if you have the time to make things from scratch.


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Pantiliner Stickers

by allcouponedout on September 9, 2015


It’s really great to reconnect with friends. Ruby called me over the weekend and we definitely had some catching up to do. We talked about our how our weeks went, the mountains of laundry that seem to grow as high as Mt. Everest (possibly), and our grocery lists. We usually share what deals are hot, great buys or what we’ve seen on clearance. As Ruby was going through her laundry lists of items she needed to stock up on. She came across one particular item that really caught my attention. She started to say that she needed pantiliners and on the other end of the line I burst into uncontrollable laughter (that may have needed some leak protection of my own). Ruby was taken aback and literally could of reached through that phone and throttled me. She was completely and utterly offended. Now…I know what you might be thinking. HOW RUDE! But I swear I have an explanation.

I immediately apologized to Ruby for my behavior. I explained that a random thought popped into my head after she said the word pantiliners. After many apologies I definitely had to explain myself.

So here goes….I met a dear friend E a few years ago. She is married and her husband is in the military. E’s children at the time this story took place were very young. E’s middle child was not only inquisitive, but very imaginative. E and the children had just finished a shopping trip at the commissary and were on their way home. E was living on base and that required her to show her I.D. every time she passed through the gate to get home. E often had to wait in traffic, but this time while they were stuck in traffic the middle child decided to go through the grocery bag placed right next to him. He stuck his hand into the bag and pulled out an item that felt puffy. The middle child was fascinated with the item and found out that not only was it soft, but it was also sticky! So imagination being a child’s best friend – he was excited to have a new set of….stickers. I repeat stickers!!! The middle child then proceeded to take the open pantiliner and started sticking them to the window right next to him. As E approached the guard shack and handed her I.D. over to the guards, they checked her info and since everything looked good the guards waved her through the gate. As E proceeded through the gate, she happened to be looking through her rear view mirror and noticed something odd. The guards were laughing hysterically in the background and pointing towards her car. E thought it was a bit odd and just drove to her home. Once E arrived home and got out of the car. She started to open the driver passenger door and in the blink of eye E couldn’t believe what she saw through the passenger window. No, it wasn’t her adorable bundle of joy. There was pantiliners slapped all over the place! E was so taken aback by what she was seeing she didn’t really know how to react in the moment. She  opened the passenger door and proceeded to take her children and groceries out of the car. When she walked through her front door she couldn’t help but feel relieved. The thought that popped into her mind was – well at least he didn’t get to the lipstick.

When E shares the story now, she tells it like it was yesterday and laughs uncontrollably as she tells her story about the pantiliner stickers. Ruby on the other hand couldn’t control her laughter either. At least in Ruby’s case she was able to find pantiliners on clearance and matched up the deal up with a coupon making her deal free. I’m not sure if E ever used a coupon. But you truly can’t put a price tag on a memory like that.

Be sure to tune in next time….


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A Journey of a New Beginning…

by allcouponedout on September 1, 2015

A New Beginning

It’s amazing how much can change moment by moment. Once you press the fast forward button to skip ahead … Whoops … did you just do that? Go ahead I’ll be here when you get back. Seriously, when you decide to hit the fast forward button to the moment you’re in right now, have you ever wondered … where did time go and what did I miss?

At this point in my life I’m at the “Journey of a New Beginning.” As I sit here, I reflect back on the people I’ve met, the money I’ve saved, the moments that made me laugh hysterically, and every other moment that I’ve either forgotten or will pop up at an appropriate time and place.

I’m not going to bore you, my one and only reader that’s probably reading this post (hehe HI MOM!), to death with everything in between.

So before I tell you where I’m going, let me tell you where I’ve been. A couple of years ago I met two wonderful ladies. We have saved money, laughed hard, and learned a lot together. Heck, (no hockey sticks are coming out in the post) these wonderful ladies have challenged the way I think and have also helped me see things in a different perspective. Unfortunately, I won’t be introducing these two gems in this post. For now I will share with you where I’m going.

The truth is the game of saving money has changed. Probably the one person reading this post will disagree with me. Before you really start to disagree with me. The game of saving I’m talking about is coupons. Love them or hate them! Coupons are not the only way you can save money. There are savings beyond those little pieces of paper.

Yes, there are ways to save money that don’t involve matching up a coupon to a deal. Let me tell you … clipping those coupons, and heading to the store being filled with joy and the thought of savings can be heart breaking when you reach your destination only to find that the shelf has been wiped clean. Oh there are so many other stories I could tell you …

But what about other topics that involve money and being frugal? Have you thought about retirement? Buying a house? Not taking on debt while in college? The topics are endless and I’m going to share my thoughts about them. Here is to a new beginning and I invite you to come along with me on my journey. See you at the next posting!

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InStyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron Review

by allcouponedout on December 13, 2014

All Coupon'ed Out

It’s that time of the year when people get together to celebrate the holidays.  Of course, besides bringing Christmas cheer you also want to bring a little Christmas fashion.  One of the easiest ways to add a little glam to your get together is by doing up your hair.  Using In-Style’s Tulip Auto Curler, Max 2-Way Rotating Iron, or their Ionic Styler Pro can jazz up a rather flat moment after a long day of shopping, cooking, or whatever holiday preparation you may be doing.

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Viva VoxBox Review

by allcouponedout on May 27, 2014

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I received my Viva VoxBox in the mail from Influenster. When I opened it up this is what I found inside. Full size samples! Who doesn’t love full size samples!? This girl right here!!!

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Cocoa Radiant: This product is easy to apply and left my skin feeling smooth. It leaves a light layer of moisturizer, that absorbs pretty quickly if you have dry skin like me. I loved this product so much that I went out and bought 4 more.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths: Leaves skin feeling fresh and clean. Great for sensitive skin that cleans your skin without irritation.

Montagne Jeunesse Masques: Read Review Here!

NYC New York Color City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color: Love this! This product goes on easily, lasts most of the day, and even keeps your lips moisturized.

Pure Ice Nail Polish: I received two different shades called “Afterhours” and “It’s Complicated.” Afterhours is a very bright pink and perfect for Spring. I applied two coats and it dried in about 5 minutes. It’s Complicated is very sparkly. I only applied one coat and it dried in two minutes. If you want more sparkles, then you will need to apply more than one coat. These nail polishes are sold exclusively at Walmart and pretty inexpensive.

Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card: You can request the Fuel Rewards Network card for free. You can save $0.03/gal when you sign up. It’s easy to slide your card and start saving! Sign up HERE!


Disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influesnter.

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Montagne Jeunesse Peel Off Review

by allcouponedout on May 27, 2014

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I received the Manuka Honey Peel Off mask by Montagne Jeunesse to sample. I’ve tried other peel off masks and found they don’t really lift anything off. I was pleasantly surprised to how easy it was to peel this mask off. My skin felt fresh, soft, and smooth. My skin didn’t breakout after which is a huge plus in my book. I love how inexpensive it is to have a spa day at home. My favorite part about this product that it’s not tested on animals.

Pros: Inexpensive, works on combination skin, and leaves your skin feeling soft.

Cons: Can be sticky and don’t tip the package.


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Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influesnter.

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Happy Birthday Break :)

by allcouponedout on March 6, 2014


Hello everyone … I’m taking a break today to celebrate my birthday.  I hope you have a great day as well and see you tomorrow!

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Free Baby Leggings

by allcouponedout on February 26, 2014


We want to give you a promo code for 5 free baby leggings (a $50 value) with 70+ Styles!

Click on “Shop Now” and select any 5 baby leggings you like!

Once you have made your selection, you’ll automatically be directed to the shopping bag. Enter the promo code “ENBABY” and we will deduct 100% off the cost of your selected baby leggings – all you pay are the SP&S fees!

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Happy Dog Box – 50% off

by allcouponedout on February 26, 2014


Our team scours the country to find you the latest and greatest in treats, toys and other super cool dog products at huge discounts – things you can’t find at the typical big box pet store. Every month your dog will receive a monthly surprise box full of four to six delicious treats, engaging toys, healthy chews and convenient accessories picked by our experts with love and care. Each box is conveniently delivered to your door with no shipping charges. Try it now or give it as a gift – for 50% off.

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New Coupon | $2.00 Off (1) Neosporin Essentials Product

by allcouponedout on February 24, 2014

$2.00 off 1 NEOSPORIN ESSENTIALS Product

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