2013 School Supply Best Prices & Sale Ad Comparison

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2013 School Supply Prices 2013-07-11 20-16-43

If you’re wondering where the best deals on school supplies are each week and whether or not those prices beat Walmart’s “everyday lowest price”, you’ve found all that information here in one place! The first column of  spreadsheet shows the “match it or beat it” price for most common school supply items.  Each week I’ll enter the prices from the sale ads for the 6 national stores in the East Texas area.   The peach colored background indicates that sale {Read More}

2013 School Supply Shopping Trip Savings

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Yesterday I made a quick trip out to Office Depot and Office Max.  Since I had both kids with me, the trip took a bit longer at about 45 minutes.  When I took a look at my weekly sale price comparison chart for school supplies, I could see there were several things worth making the effort to get on sale. I’m going to show you a break down of costs and compare that to the prices at Target or Walmart.  {Read More}

10 School Supply Shopping Tips to Save More & Stress Less

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School Supply prices have risen dramatically in the past few years.  Here are some tips to help you save more money without all the stress. You don’t have to shop at all the stores every week to find the best deals! Buddy up with a friend.  Make your lists together from the ads and each shop at 2 different stores, then settle up and trade items later. Or ride together and have fun visiting while you get the best prices. {Read More}

Homemade Tide Laundry Detergent for $.03 Per Load or Less!

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Homemade Tide

Everyone knows I love my Tide laundry detergent.  I thought I was doing pretty good to get a 50 oz jug for around $2, but now I’ve come up with a way to make 3x that amount for around $2! I started with this recipe for laundry detergent from Pary Moppins’ friend.  I decided to half the recipe because I didn’t want the extra detergent sitting around for years.  Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 bar Fels Naptha or Zote laundry {Read More}

Store Bought Pizza vs. Take Out Pizza

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For quite some time I’ve been wondering if a store bought pizza really is cheaper than take out.  We usually pick up a $5 Hot-n-Ready pizza at Little Caesar’s, so I know that a store bought pizza wouldn’t save us much money.  Most times it’s worth my sanity to just pick it up on the way home and be able to eat it right away, but I figured it was time I have a little math fun  to do a {Read More}

Easy Baked Beans Recipe

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As with most other things, one night I had baked beans on my menu plan but in the middle of cooking realized there weren’t any left in the pantry.  I remembered my mother always making them for BBQs with pork n beans so I gave her a call.   So simple and for me it’s less expensive than buying a can of Bush’s baked beans. Just use 2 cans pork n beans and brown sugar and BBQ sauce to taste. If {Read More}

Is Buying a Whole Chicken Cheaper than Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast?

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I have finally proved if it’s cheaper to buy boneless skinless or whole chicken. My theory was that the extra fat and the bones of a whole chicken, plus extra cook time and preparation efforts, would cancel out the savings from the lower price point. Being the numbers girl that I am, I set out last week to determine if the boneless skinless chicken breast that I usually buy is cheaper or if the whole chicken is cheaper. You’ll be {Read More}