Weekly Tip – Green Thumb It

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Develop a green thumb, household plants not only add beauty to your home, they also act as a natural filter improving air quality.  If you love to cook you can add fresh herbs to all of your meals simply by growing them at home.

Get Cash back on your shopping

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Part of my savings strategy has been using coupons combined with cash back savings sites.  There are quite a few cash back apps that give you money for doing what you already do.

Ebates gives you a percentage of your purchase back for going through their app or website.  It happens to be one of my favorite cash back sites.  I’ve earned several hundred dollars back through Ebates.  Signup through my link and you’ll get $10 to start your savings!  Payments are sent once a quarter when you reach $5.

Mr.Rebates gives you 1% and up from shopping at select retailers.  They are similar to Ebates.  At $10 you can cash out with a check or paypal.

ShopAtHome starts out at .75% and up for clicking through their links to shop. Once you reach $20 your payment will be made 60 days later.

Receipt Hog is an app you download and take pictures of your receipt.  Each receipt has to be upload within two weeks, 14 days, to qualify.  You’ll receive either coins from any store that sells groceries, health items, beauty items, and more.  You can also receive slot plays to win more coins.  The breakdown of how much coins you receive for receipt is as follows.  <$10 = 5 coins, $10-$50 = 10 coins, $50-$100 coins = 15 coins, and more than $100 = 20 coins.  You can upload 20 receipts a week for coins, so if you upload 20 receipts each week worth $100 or more than you will get 400 coins each week.  You can redeem for Amazon, Paypal, or magazines.

Weekly Tip – Buy Local

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Buy locally grown fruits, veggies, and meat for fresher products and cheaper costs than many big box stores. Many towns have a local farmers market where you can find great fresh locally grown fruits and veggies.

Weekly Tip – Unsubscribe

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How much money are you wasting on unused subscriptions?  Cut your unused subscriptions. Do you have cable, Netflix, Hulu, and other television subscriptions?  Do you use all of them?  Cutting down to just one subscription service can save you hundreds of dollars each year.

Happy Birthday April!!

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Lots of restaurants offer treats and birthday freebies.  Below you will find a list of discounts and offers to celebrate your birthday.

Alphabetical List: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Abuelo’s – Free Sopapillas on your birthday.

Applebee’s – Free dessert on your birthday.

Arby’s – Free drink with purchase on your birthday.  When you sign up you’ll also get a free roast beef sandwich with purchase.

Atlanta Bread – Free birthday cookie.

Au Bon Pain – Birthday freebie.  When you sign up you’ll get a free travel mug.

Auntie Annie’s – Receive a free pretzel on your birthday.

A&W – Free root beer float on your birthday.  Yummy!

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Backyard Burger – Birthday club members receive a free meal with purchase of a meal.

Baja Fresh – Receive a free burrito on your birthday.

Baskin Robbins – Free 2.5oz scoop for your birthday.

Black Angus Steakhouse – Free meal for your birthday when you signup.

Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant – $30 gift certificate for your birthday.

Bojangles – Receive a free birthday biscuit.

Boston Market – Free individual dessert with purchase of any create your plate meal.  When you sign up you’ll also receive a $3 off $10 coupon.

Bonefish Grill – Free Bang Bang Shrimp or Coconut Pie for your birthday.  If you join the dine in rewards  program you’ll also get 50% off every 4th visit.

Brio Tuscan Grille – Free $10 birthday reward.

Bruster’s  – Free BOGO coupon for a waffle cone for your birthday.

Buca di Beppo – Receive a free birthday gift when you sign up.

Buffalo Wild Wings  – Free start for your birthday.

C

Captian D’s – Free two piece dinner, fish & shrimp dinner or seasoned tilapia dinner.

California Pizza Kitchen – Free birthday dessert.

Caribou Coffee – Receive a free medium drink for your birthday.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Receive a free dessert with purchase of an entrée for your birthday.

Carvel – Free ice cream for your birthday.

The Cheesecake Factory – Free birthday dessert.

Chili’s – Free dessert on your birthday.

Church’s Chicken – Birthday members get a free piece of chicken for your birthday.

Cinnabon  – Free Cinnabon birthday treat.

Coldstone Creamery – Receive a BOGO coupon for an ice cream creation.

Corner Bakery Café – Free birthday surprise for your birthday.  Register and receive a chance to win $5000, ends 12/21/17.

D

Dairy Queen – Receive a BOGO coupon for a mini, small or medium blizzard.

Denny’s – Free Grand Slam breakfast.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Free BBQ sandwich.

Dippin’ Dots – Free Dippin’ Dots.

Dunkin Donuts – Free beverage.

E

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free surprise for your birthday.

El Pollo Loco – Free birthday meal.

F

Famous Dave’s Barbeque – Free entrée for your birthday.

Firebird Wood Fired Grill – Free $10 coupon for your birthday.

Firehouse Subs – Free medium celebratory sub.

Four Rivers Smokehouse – Free birthday treat of your choice.

G

Genghis Grill – Free bowl, appetizer or dessert when you provide your birthday.

Gigi’s cupcake – Free cupcake for your birthday.

Godvia – Free chocolate for your birthday.

Great American Cookies – Free cookie cake slice with purchase of a regular soda.

H

Habit Burger – Free Charburger with cheese.

Honeybaked Ham – Free sandwich for your birthday.

Hooters – 10 free wings for your birthday.

Houlihan’s – Free entrée upto $15 to celebrate your birthday.

I

IHOP – Free meal with purchase.

J

Jamba Juice – Free smoothie or juice.

Jersey Mike’s – Free regular sub and 22 oz fountain drink.

Joe’s Crab Shack – Free appetizer for your birthday.

Johnny Rockets – Free hamburger with the purchase of any entrée and drink.

K

Keg Steakhouse and Bar – Free birthday offer.

Kona Grill – Free $15 birthday gift.

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut for your birthday.

L

La Madeleine – Free pastry to celebrate your birthday.

Logan’s Roadhouse – $5 off your $20 purchase.

Longhorn Steakhouse – Free dessert to celebrate your birthday.

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Maggie Moo’s – Free $5 birthday reward.

Marble Slab Creamery – Free ice cream to celebrate your birthday.

Margaritaville – Free appetizer for your birthday.

Marie Callenders – Free breakfast for your birthday.

McAlister’s Deli – Free $5 coupon for your birthday.

Melting Pot – Free chocolate fondue for your birthday.

Mimi’s Café – Free crepe cake or croissant for your birthday.

Moe’s Southwest Grill – Enjoy a free burrito to celebrate your birthday.

N

Noodles & Company – Free rice crispy treat for your birthday.

Nothing Bundt Cakes – Free bundlet cake for your birthday.

O

Olive Garden – Free dessert or appetizer for your birthday.

On the Border – Free appetizer for your birthday.  When you sign up you’ll receive a coupon for free queso or sopapillas on your next visit.

Orange Julius – BOGO free 20 oz Julius or premium fruit smoothie.

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Panera Bread – Free pastry.

Ponderosa – Free steak dinner.

Q

Quizno’s – Free cookie for your birthday.

Qdoba Mexican Grill – Receive a coupon for BOGO burrito.

R

Rainforest Café – $25 reward on your birthday.

Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert reward.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Free slice of cake for your birthday.  Signup now and get a $5 off coupon.

Ruby Tuesday – Free burger or garden bar entree for your birthday.  Members also get a free appetizer when you join.

Ryan’s – Free BOGO adult buffet for your birthday.

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SBarro – Free pizza slice with drink purchase.

Schlotzsky’s – Free small sandwich to celebrate your birthday.

Smoke Bones – Free dessert.

Sonny’s BBQ – Free Big Deal.

Sweet Tomatoes – Free birthday offer.

Sprinkles Cupcakes – Members receive  free birthday cupcake.

Starbucks – Free handcrafted beverage for your birthday.

Steak ‘n Shake – Free double steak burger with cheese and fries.

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Taco Time – Receive a free bogo item coupon.

Teavana – Free drink to celebrate your birthday.

Ted’s Montana Grill – Free dessert for your birthday,

Texas Roadhouse – Free appetizer or sidekick of ribs.

T.G.I. Friday – Free dessert with purchase of an entrée.

U

Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food – Free cajeta birthday dessert.

Uno Pizzeria – Free entrée for your birthday.

V

Village Inn – Free slice of pizza.

W

Waffle House – Free waffle.

Wendy’s – $1 off any premium combo.

Wing stop – Free surprise for your birthday.

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Y

Yogurtland – Free frozen yogurt on your birthday.

Z

Zio’s Italian Kitchen – Free birthday entrée.  Receive a free entrée when you sign up.

Zoes Kitchen – Free bogo coupon for an entrée.

 

Weekly Tip- Set Limits

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Have trouble controlling your spending? Set up a 48 hour rule when it comes to spending over a certain amount, even if your hold limit is $20 it will help curb you spending on a whim.

Weekly Tip – DIY Cleaning

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We’ve all seen the Pinterest posts about all the savings from natural diy cleaning products.  Create your own air freshener to not only save on harmful chemicals in your home but money in your pocket. Air fresheners sold in the store can be as expensive as $4 a bottle.  If you purchase just one bottle a month you’d be spending $48 on air freshener alone.  Imagine a whole arsenal of natural cleaning products you can make at home will save you.  My absolutely favorite cleaning products are vinegar and baking soda.