Thursday, April 18, 2013

Healthy on a Budget: Whole Foods Market Edition

A few weeks back I hit up my local Whole Foods Market.  As you may already know, my family is on a budget.  But we've also decided to start eating a bit healthier.  So the Hubby and I went on a little field trip.  I have always been a bit weary to head into this particular store.  First of all, the store just sounds expensive.  Our local Whole Foods is located in an area where, ummm, the words budget and coupon probably don't exist.  Anyways....back to our adventure......when we walked in, we saw two different flyers; one had coupons and sales, the other had coupons and articles.  Not only was I suprised to see the coupons, but the articles about saving money and budget recipes really suprised me.  We first head off to the produce section.  There was a gentleman there cutting a melon into a 1/8 section for an eldery women.  WHAT?  One way to save money at Whole Foods is to only buy what you need, and this includes produce.  If you ask, they will cut it down to size for you so you are not wasting money or food.  We then found our way to the bulk section.  There were different varieties of grais, beans, cereal, granola, and nuts.  Bingo!  We have been wanting to try quinoa (which is normally $5-$8 at my regular store).  I was abe to get a small amount to try for only $2!  SCORE!  In addition to the produce and the bulk section, the cheese counter, the bakery, and the meat and seafood counters are also places where you can buy as much or as little as you need.  We hit up the bakery section (YUM!).  You can find a variety of breads and desserts and buy only what you need (we each bought a small torte to eat after lunch!).  So to recap, our field trip showed us that we can try healthy foods without having to break the bank.  If you have a Whole Foods in your area, I suggest stopping in and giving it a try.  Between my hubby and I, we each got some bread, cheese, cooked deli meat, dessert, and fruit for under $10 for lunch.  The only thing that would have made this trip better would be to sit on the lake on a sunny day and enjoy our treasure!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals Tickets for $6

Right now the St. Louis Cardinals and McDonalds are running a promotion so you can score Cardinals tickets for only $6!  Click here to see a list of available games and to score your on tickets.  Make sure to use promo code MCWRAP during checkout!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Get $5 For Every Friend You Invite!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vital 4U Liquid Energy Coffee Sample


Liquid Energy is a half-ounce shot of premium coffee, ginseng, and B Vitamins. Head on over to Vital 4U and grab your free sample, which includes 2 pouches.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

FREE Bisquick Cookbook and Coupons

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Earn Easy Cash with Quick Rewards

Like everyone else, I am in love with these reward sites that offer great prizes and cash in return for using their search engine and taking surveys!  One of my recent favorites has become Quick Rewards.  This site doesn't offer HUGE amounts of cash (unless you take a bunch of surveys), but earning an extra $.01 - $2 a day is pretty nice.  What I love about this particular site is that you can cash out with as little as $.01 (yes.....ONE PENNY!).  No way you say?  Well.....check out my cash outs from this week:   
 In 6 days I made an extra $.52 that went straight into my PayPal.  I transferred so little just to show that you can cash out with as little as you choose.  Plus, I didn't do anything but use their search engine a few times a day.  THAT'S ALL!  Can't wait to see how my money adds up when I start doing their surveys.