Monday, November 8, 2010

Save on Groceries

1. Make a grocery list and check it twice. Going through your kitchen before hitting the supermarket is free, and planning ahead can fatten your wallet by preventing expensive impulse buys. You might even save on gas by being organized because you won't need to make a second shopping trip to buy those forgotten items.
2. Stop clipping worthless coupons. Take a good look at the grocery coupons you're clipping before getting excited about the deal. Many coupons offer deals on highly packaged foods low in nutrition and high in unpronounceable ingredients. Skipping the worthless coupons and opting to pay a little bit more for whole foods may be a better deal for your health in the long run.
3. Watch the price scanner. Mistakes on price scans are common at the grocery store and can cost you additional dollars. A Consumer Reports survey found that 6 percent of respondents were overcharged at the grocery checkout, and no particular chain stood out as more or less accurate. Watching while your grocery prices scan and verifying their accuracy at check-out can save you money and may even score you free food -- many grocery chains will give you the item for free if it scans at the wrong price, but it's up to you to spy the error.
4. Buy generic items over big brand names. Save a huge 10 to 50 percent on every shopping trip by switching your brand name buys for generic items. It costs big bucks to market brand name products, and you're paying for that expense when you buy a food item with a recognizable label. Compare many generic items to the brand name equivalent and you'll find that the brands are not necessarily better than their less-advertised alternatives.
5. Skip the cans, buy dried beans in bulk. Why are you buying beans canned in captivity? Buying dried beans in bulk and soaking them overnight is a frugal way to add protein to your diet without paying for the high cost of meat. Besides, dried beans are extremely cheap and expand when soaked, so your family gets more meal for every dining dollar spent by forgoing the canned variety.
Finding simple ways to cut your everyday food expenses takes a bit of practice, but the payoff can be huge. Keeping track of your budget can also help you save money on all your other living expenses

Carmex Healing Lotion Review

Carmex moisturizer comes in two forms: the Lotion for daily use all over and the Cream which is for the really tough spots.

I used both the lotion and cream on my hands, feet legs and generally all over. I found that in general they work the same. I didn’t find that one made my skin any softer than the other. Both have the same smell and consistency. These moisturizers are the perfect feel so that you don’t get left too greasy and slimy. I didn’t feel the need to reapply over and over again.
When I used the product on my tired feet I definitely noticed a difference the next day, but you have to be sure to use it every single day if you want real results. As soon as I missed a day, I had to start all over again.
As of right now, you can unfortunately only get the Carmex moisturizers at Walgreens. For $4.99 they are definitely a good deal. If you can find them give them a try, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get them again.

Norah Jones CD

This CD is a star-studded collection of Norah Jones collaborations spanning her entire career. The album come out November 16, 2010. I was fortunate enough to snag an early copy from one2one network. My favorite song is Here we go agiain by Ray Charles. This cd has a great mix of sounds. If you like blues to country this is for you. She has everything from Dolly Parton to the Little Willies.
I was really impressed with the extensive music content. I enjoyed the organ the most. It is rare for new artist to use the organ. She is super talented and it shows in this lovely CD. There is something for everyone on this CD. She has song Virginia Moon by Foo Fighters, Life is Better By Q-tip. This Cd is full of surprises.
Get your copy!
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