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Crown Financial Ministries:Free Money Restoration Kit

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If you are hoping to start saving and get your finances in order you will want to request this freebie.

Crown Financial Ministries is offering a free download of The Money Restoration Kit. This kit is geared to help you restore your budget. Click here to read more and download the kit.

THE HUSBAND and I have been through the whole Crown Financial class. In fact, he has led a few for members of our church at our home.

We have also been through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

We enjoyed both very much. In my opinion, Crown is more of a bible study on money and really helps you understand what you value and why you are spending your money the way you are. Financial Peace University is more of a nuts and bolts, you are in debt, this is what you have to do to get out of it class.

Which do I recommend? Both. It really depends on what you want and need.

Either way get your free download of The Money Restoration Kit.

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Knoxville Coupon Fair 2011- Come Say Hi!

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It is coming, the Second Annual Knoxville Coupon Fair!  It will take place on Saturday, February 26th from 9am-12 noon at Faith United Methodist Church in Knoxville.
I will keep posting reminders but I wanted to give you time to mark your calendars so you can come say hello. I would love to meet you!

Attendance is free and child care is provided.  Local couponers and other money saving resources will host booths, answer all of your couponing questions, and provide information and education.

People new to couponing will especially benefit from the many instructional handouts that experts will provide. Participants are encouraged to bring extra coupons and “freebies” to trade.

Topics to be addressed—Organizing your coupons, Learning the Coupon Lingo, Shopping at Walgreens and CVS, Couponing at Target, Saving Money on Organics, Meal Planning, Growing and Preserving Your Own Foods, Healthy Lunch Options, Saving Money on Items for Babies and Children, Learning New Coupon Technology, Group Buying Sites, Couponing for Charity, Thrift Store Shopping, Consignment Shopping, and Saving Seniors Money.

Faith United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Dry Gap Pike and Rifle Range Road at 1120 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918.

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Free Interactive Chore Chart Download

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A friend of mine sent me this link. I should say  a creative and organizationally gifted friend sent me this link.

It is a free downloadable interactive chore chart from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  You do not need to be homeschooling to use it for your family.  It is impressive.

If you are trying to think of what should be included in your chart another friend gave me a great idea. Walk room to room in your home. Write down all the cleaning/tasks that needs to be done in each room then divide that among your children, yourself (if you still have young children) and the days of the week.

I have started a few chores with the boys but probably not as many as I should. I know this is the time to take the time to teach them so as they grow they will be able to help more with keeping this house running.

How about you? Do your kids have organized chores? How old should you start chores?

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My Favortie Freebies Week of 1/9/11

Welcome to all of you who have stopped by after seeing me on WBIR Channel 10 News. Here is the list of freebies and deal I shared.

Walgreens

Go! Kids Multi-Vitamin Gummies  (60 ct)-$5, Get  $5 RR
Final cost =Free after RR

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal -2 for $5, Get $2 RR
buy one get one free Special K coupon
$.70/1 printable Kellogg’s coupons
Out of pocket=$1.80
Get Back=$2 RR
Final cost=Free coupon and RR

CVS

Select Lysol, Finish, or Air Wick Products Spend $20, Get $10 ECB
Buy 4 Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kids – $6 ea
-4 $4/1 coupon from the 1/2 SS or $4/1 Air Wick printable coupon
Out of Pocket=$8
Get Back $10 ECB
Final cost=Free + overage after coupons and ECB

Hershey’s drops or Reese’s cup minis king size-$1.59, Get $1.59 ECB(limit 1)
Final cost =Free after ECB

Snickers single -$.89, Get $.89 ECB (limit 1)
Final cost=Free after ECB

Target

Reach Dental Floss-$97
-$1/1 printable Reach coupon
Final cost=Free

Halls Cough Drops (30 ct)-$1.19
$.50/1 printable Target store coupon
$1/1 Halls printable coupon
Final cost=Free

Earth Fare

Free pound of boneless skinless chicken breast with a $5 purchase.

Online

For those of you who are snowed in!

140 Free Personalized Valentines Labels

Kleenex Sneeze Catcher Free Activity Kit (Includes Shirt, Hat & More

If you are new to couponing here are a few resources on my site that will help you make sense of it all.
Walgreens Store Guide
CVS Store Guide

Target Shipping Tips
Couponese-The Language of the Coupon World
Coupon Ethics

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How We Saved $16 on Gas

Looks like gas prices are on the rise-again.  It was $2.96/gallon last night when we stopped to fill up our van.

So, I wanted to share how much we saved with my  Kroger Fuel Rewards points. And to remind you that right now if you give your Shell gas station receipt to the cashier on your next Kroger trip you will earn double fuel points on your purchases.

I had 800 fuel points on my Kroger card which means an $.80 per gallon discount at Shell stations. We bought 20 gallons at $2.16 instead of $2.96, saving us $16.
We fill up our van approximately twice a month. So if you just do the rough math- that is about $30 per month or $360 per year. Now obviously I may not always have that many points and gas prices fluctuate but it should give you an idea of the money you can start saving on gas if you are already a Kroger shopper.

I will take my gas reciept from last night with me on my next Kroger trip and earn double fuel points for our next fill-up.

Do you use Kroger’s Fuel Rewards program? What do you think? I had a few problems when the program came out redeeming points but now all the kinks seemed to be worked out at the station I use most often.

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National Consumer Panel: Accepting New Applicants Again

The National Consumer Panel is accepting applications again.

The National Consumer Panel is free to join and once you are accepted you get a small hand held scanner to scan all the items you purchase. Once a week you transmit that information to National Consumer Panel and earn points for items from their Gift Catalog. Manufacturers and retailers  look at the information you send to them to decide what products to make and sell to consumers all across the country.

I applied and received a scanner a few months ago. I must admit I sill sometimes get all my groceries put away then realize I forgot to scan them. I do not get them back out.  Other than forgetting I have had no problems with the program. I am slowly but surely collecting point with my eye on a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

If you are interested you can apply to be a member of National Consumer Panel here.

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Happy 2011

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Happy New Year!

Today is a rainy day and we are all recovering from a severe stomach bug around here so I decided to postpone my goal setting post until later.

Instead I cleaned out my coupon binder and organized all my coupons. This is a picture of our office floor when I was almost done. It feels good to be prepared for shopping in 2011. I considered changing my coupon organization this year but am sticking to my trusty binder.

How about you? Do you like your current coupon organization system? Are you considering changing?

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