Homemade to Go

One of my favorite snacking treats is sweet and salty trail mix.  Unfortunately, most stores are incredibly proud of their variety!!  Out of desperation, I've re-created my own version and did it in bulk.  First thing you will need is a large jar with a tight cap.  You can find one here:  Large JarIngredients:...more

UPS My Choice

I've mentioned this service before but I wanted to revisit it.  UPS offers a free service for you to get notifications of package deliveries.  It is called UPS My Choice.  This service will send you an email letting you know that you have a package on the way, the estimated delivery date, and a 4-hour window of when it should be delivered....more

Free Shipping!!

Have you finished your shopping yet?  If not, head online and shop away!Today is National Free Shipping Day.  Thousands (and I do mean THOUSANDS) of websites are offering free shipping for Christmas delivery.As shipping charges can routinely run from free to $20 or more...this can mean huge savings for your wallet.  Let's face it...in this economy, any opportunity to save is a good one!Just a few of the stores participating:AmazonBest Buy...more

Winning Christmas

My Christmas budget is pretty non-existent this year.  To try to pad it a bit, I've been entering every sweeps I can find.The best place I've found for sweepstakes is Facebook.  Almost every store and brand has some kind of holiday sweepstakes in progress.  This is also true of small businesses.  I've already won a gift pack of baking mixes...which will definitely help with the holiday baking!...more

Cyber Monday Redux

Yes, I know it's Tuesday!  Amazon, though, is continuing their Cyber Monday deals all week.You have to check the site on a regular basis...the deals change every couple of hours and they sell out fast!  If the particular deal you are interested in isn't available at the moment, click the "join the waitlist" button and hope you can still score one!...more

Cyber Monday

Today is the biggest shopping day of the year for online retailers.  Here are a few tips to help with your shopping adventure....more

Money Update

First a piece of business.  Due to a change in management, Superpoints is currently unavailable.  Hopefully, they will be under new management soon and once again available to earn gift cards!Now on to the update. Even without the use of Superpoints this month, I managed to sock away $40 in my Amazon account.  Not bad for just a few minutes each day!!  Every penny of that is being saved for Christmas gifts...no more buying books for me until after the holidays!! ...more

Mailbox to Suitcase

One of the freebies I've mentioned before are samples.  You may think that they are not worth your time to get a one-use sample of something but they really do come in handy.While traveling recently, I used sample sizes of deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, dental floss, and wipes.  That was just on one trip.  It made my packing easier, I didn't have to worry about the correct sizes for security, and when the sample was gone, I threw it away.  I didn't have to worry about packing empty bottles to take home to refill....more

Countdown to Christmas 51 Days and Counting

Countdown to Christmas 51 Days and Counting ...more

Countdown to Christmas 60 Days and Counting

Countdown to Christmas 60 Days and Counting...more