Like many families our family is on a very strict budget. We have to be very careful how much money we spend on groceries and amenities every week. I don't mind this because it allows me to be a stay-at-home mother to my sweet Chloe Jo! While I'm not sure my getting a job can be avoided if we want to stay ahead of the game and save a little on the side, I am being creative in the ways we are saving money. I took a break from couponing while we were settling in but am now back at that. It is crazy how much money we save from couponing! I rarely have good coupons for food because most of the time name brand foods are more expensive with a coupon than store brands. I mainly coupon for items like toothpaste, shampoos and soaps. I frequent this blog for more money saving tips, tricks and ideas. This site has been great for getting deals on Christmas gifts (yes, I'm already shopping)! The last thing I want to talk about is that I am now a swaggernaut. I have signed up with Swagbucks and have been steadily earning points to redeem towards giftcards. Swagbucks is essentially a search engine. I go there to search anything I want to do on the internet. I don't ever use my favorites list anymore because it takes just a second longer to type "blogger" in the search box and click on the link. When you search, you may or may not earn swagbucks. I usually win 3 to 4 times a day depending on how much I'm on the internet. You don't win every time, though. Over the last two months, I've earned over 1,000 bucks and I have enough to redeem on a couple of $5 Amazon gift cards. I am saving my points to help pay for Christmas gifts. Anyway, if you want to be a money saving person or family, please click on the banner in this post or on the banner on my sidebar. They will direct you to the sign-up page and also are my page referrals. Referrals are a great way to maximize your earnings because you can earn up to 1,000 swagbucks per referral! Everytime your referral wins, you win too!
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