Guess what? Molly Green over at Econobusters has re-vamped her Money-Saving Digest for 2011 and wants to share the new look by offering the January issue, Molly Saves in the Office! at no charge. That’s right, she’s giving it away for FREE during the month of January! Hop on over and check it out! Just visit http://www.Econobusters.com and sign up for her free weekly newsletter on the yellow “sticky note” in the upper right corner of the blog. Your welcome letter will include a download link for the January Digest as well as a free Menu Planning E-Book by Sherri Graham. Enjoy! 🙂
Sometimes we shop at the $1 store. I’m not embarrassed to admit that- we’ve found some really fantastic deals there! We’re pretty picky about what we buy though. We mostly stick with name brand things (It’s not that we are snooty, it’s just that you can find some strange and funky things there so we just feel it’s safer that way). It’s a little trick we’ve started doing to save money. We write-up our grocery list, go to the dollar store first, and then get whatever is left at the grocery store. Sometimes we hit the jackpot and other times . . . well, not so much.
Here’s what I’m talking about. This summer I found Loreal’s self tanning lotion for $1. Since I’ve moved here, I’ve made it a practice to never walk out of the house without sunscreen on my face. I’m pretty fair-skinned anyway, but in the summer this makes my face several shades lighter than the rest of my body. I’ve used this kind before and it’s usually around $8-10 so it was a GREAT find.
Twice we have found mini roses and a few other beautiful potted flowers. In fact, about half the flowers on our patio are from the $1 store!
We have found spices without garlic. These spices are not name brand, but spices are expensive and usually have garlic so we gave it a shot. Our food has flavor again and my husband is a happy man.
We found sweet and sour sauce without garlic. Also not a name brand since we’ve never seen sweet and sour without garlic we gave it a shot. GREAT find.
Crest toothpaste, Aquafresh toothpaste, Campbells soup, Reach toothbrushes, Soft Soap liquid hand soap, holiday decorations, picture frames, etc, etc, etc. All GREAT finds.
We have been wanting new pot holders and dish towels and have decided to redo our kitchen in red and sage green (not to be confused with Christmas green). We found a great deal on dish towels at big lots in exactly the right shades (That is until the green towels turned yellow) but have yet to find pot holders in those colors . . . until one glorious day at the dollar store we found oven mitts. Not just in the right shade of red, but also the right shade of green. We bought one of each.
We were so excited that we got home and threw away our old pot holders, and I put the green one in the wash . . . and viola!
It shrank 2 sizes. This darn oven mitt barely fits my hand now. James has to fold it in half and use it like a pot holder. I still haven’t washed the red one- partly because I’m waiting for a big enough load of reds and partly because I’m afraid it will come out child sized.
Oh well. You win some, you lose some. And at $1 each I still think it was worth the gamble!
We’re having a huge sale over at Econobusters.com to celebrate the Statue of Liberty’s birthday that I thought you might want to pass along to your friends. You can read all about it HERE. All of our Molly Members (and anyone who subscribes before midnight Oct. 29) will have access to over $50 in money-saving resources on the 28th and 29th. Check out this link to see a listing of the free resources. They will also receive our current Money-Saving Digest, Socks, Suds and Savings, and the October freebies that are a regular part of our membership as well. Not only that, our November Digest, Preparing Our Hearts and Homes for the Holidays, will be available in their Member Pages for download on November first. Members can cancel at any time, without question, if they feel the membership does not meet their needs. For only $3.95, they can check it out for one month AND take advantage of all the free resources I just mentioned.
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