Friday, October 31, 2014

Financially strapped


Hey ya'll. So it's been some time since I've posted, let alone done any work, here on Todays Common Cents....for which, I apologize. You know how life can get & mine has certainly gone down that road, took a few pig tail turns & has ended up at a few dead ends & construction...But hey, here I am & I am ready to get back on track.

I am literally in the middle of a financial struggle (aren't we all) so I have been asking myself, 'How can I save us some money? How can I make what we have stretch as far as possible?'....These are hard questions to answer when I am caring for a 10 month old (with no help from her father, imagine that), not to mention child support garnishments, fines to pay off, motorcycle payment & vehicle insurance, student loans, daycare & of course rent, phone bills, etc. 

So I have made it my mission to stretch & save as much as possible....

So far I have came up with making homemade laundry soap & fabric softener. That alone will help tremendously saving us $20 - $30 a month. That's up to $360 a year! Of course I need to purchase the products and subtract that cost, but hey...even saving half of that is worth it. Don't worry, once I start making these items, I will be sure to post with the recipe I've found :)

What changes have you made in your lives in order to save money? Please comment below. I'm welcome to any & all ideas! 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Wisk Laundry Detergent for only $1.49 at Dillon's {3/9-3/11}


I was just looking through the Dillon's ad, yet again & saw that Wisk is only $2.99 this week. 
I went over and checked the coupon database & saw that there is a $1.50/1 coupon coming out this Sunday. 

$1.50 off 1 Wisk Item - Exp. 4/20/14 - 3/9 RP
Total: $1.49 OOP

Dillon's ~ Free Friday Download! FREE Müller Yogurt



Don't forget to load todays free coupon to you're Dillon's card! I just did. I've always wanted to try this kind of Yogurt & now I'll be able to do so for free :) Very excited! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Only $0.99 at Walgreens!




Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal, 8.7-13.7 oz – $1.99 (sale price through 2/8)
Buy 2, Earn $1.00 with Checkout 51
Pay $2.98, Submit for $1.00 Checkout 51 credit
Final Price: $0.99 each, when you buy 2

Hydrogen Peroxide only $0.17 at Walgreen's


Well at Walgreens Hydrogen Peroxide, 16 oz – $0.33
Buy One Get One 50% Off through 2/22 combined with this in ad coupon
Final Price: $0.17 Each

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Save on your pet's food at Dollar General this month!



So I just checked my email & saw this wonderful message that made my day! This month only Dollar General has a list of pet items for only $5!!!! 


Here are the coupons that I can find to match up with this deal:

  • B5G1 Friskies Canned Cat Food ~ Exp. 3/18 ~ 12/8/13 RP
  • $1/1 Purina Dog Chow, Active Senior 7, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels, or Puppy Chow ~ Exp. 4/26 ~ 1/26/14 RP