Thursday, June 2, 2011

Save More, Spend Less...Let's Get Back To It!

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! If you're like me and you use Sunday afternoon and Monday to prepare for the weekly shopping trips you are probably behind on cutting those coupons and making your shopping list. Well, there is no time like the present. Get those sales ads out and let's get started. Whatever you do, don't just run to the store for a "few" items because we always spend more than we should when we shop unprepared.

Don't let the hussle and bussle of this season cause you to forfeit your goal to save. Remember, this is a lifestyle, not a fad :). While I know there are grad parties, Father's Day, birthdays and the like to make purchases for and participate in, you must do so with wisdom. Plan ahead; make greeting cards for the upcoming events you are having. Use paper left over from previous projects such as scrapbooks or school projects or even recycle some of the fronts of the greeting cards you received in the past. I like to put the printed and written sentiments in my scrapbook, but you can't read the front and the back when you mount them so why not recycle them! This is a great way to save money and ultimately that is our goal.

Let me help you get back to it. Here are a few events you may want to attend:

Paper Crafts Workshop
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 6:30-9:30

Bring your paper craft...scrapbooks, greeting cards etc. and have fun as you fellowship and complete your projects for upcoming graduations, birthdays, Fathers Day and more. Cost just $7, includes workspace, the use of my tools and a snack and beverage and a Make and Take Project.

Coupon 101 and Coupon Gathering Monday, June 6, 6:30-8:30
Coupon 101-Learn how to save 40% and more on your weekly grocery bill. Cost just $7
You've already taken the class and you just want to fellowship come join the fun at the same time I will be having a Coupon Gathering. Bring your coupons, scissors, sales ads a beverage and a snack, at this event you can swap, print and purchase coupons while having fellowship with like minded women who want to be wise with their spending. Cost just $3

Please share your money saving ideas for this busy season?

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