Ways I Save Posts

Enjoy The City 2014 Savings Book

Starting for August 2014 I have saved this much so far. This book is awesome. The $20 spent can be saved in a one month period. No where else can you find so many discounts in one place. Mine is for Palm Beach however; they have a variety of cities to choose from.

 

Great Clips haircut $13.00

Papa John’s $11.00

Regal Movie Group $2.00

Winn Dixie $5.00

Winn Dixie $5.00

Sal’s Restaurant $10

Publix (used Winn Dixie Coupon) $5,00

 

 

Posted by Vicki Brown in Enjoy The City Book Savings

“Time To Save” with Vicki Stanley Brown, Everything saving

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by to see my newest project. I just couldn’t wait to tell you first about the new Google Hangout series I will be doing. I completed my first video and have a series planned to teach you how I save and make money online and offline.

The new series is “Time To Save

If you are looking for ways to cut back your spending or just love the challenge of seeing how much you can save then this series is for you. I will be teaching how it all started for me and how to this day I continue to learn and think outside the box to find new ways to save even more.

I am not an extreme shopper and I don’t believe in buying items just because they are a good deal. If the product is something you use often or is something that another person you know could use, by all means get the deal, but I refuse to buy a product I don’t use and don’t plan on using just because of the price. That is not saving to me but rather wasting.

The first hangout of Time To Save, I talked about coupons. What are coupons and the different types of coupons available to use? How to combine them with store savings and how to get paid to use them too. Watch the video for more detailed information. If you want to be notified of future videos – then sign up with your email and I will notify you when to return.

 


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CVS Savings “How I went for vitamins and came back with $63.94 in savings”

Went for Vitamins and came back with $63.94 in savings,  CVS Savings

 

My kids have switched to alive chewable, All Natural vitamins, and they needed more. I decided to swing by CVS to pick them up. I was armed with my coupons and store discounts when I walked through the sliding glass doors. In front of me (almost with a halo on top) was the coupon spitter that would award me more money saving papers. I just couldn’t wait. I disconnected my store discount key chain from my purse and found the CVS card. I scanned it and listened intently for the sound I love to hear, yes, it was the machine printing coupons for me.
Two of the coupons caught my eye. The first was a coupon for $4 off $12 in cosmetics. I hadn’t planned on buying any make-up however; I wasn’t ready to discard it just yet. The other coupon was my extra care earnings for last quarter. I hadn’t planned on this money but I don’t complain when I am given something for free either. I’ll take it.

Directly across from the ticket machine was a shopping cart with a sign reading 75% off. I walked over to peer inside and see what they were offering. To my amazement I found makeup. I picked out 6 items to scan at checkout. (Remember I have a coupon for $4 off too). I also found a pair of croc looking shoes that would fit my daughter in the cart, also marked 75% off.
I then made sure this trip was worth the visit by making sure they had my vitamins in stock. In the back of the store I located them. The price is $16.99 but with the coupons and discounts I had they would be much cheaper. I was willing to pay full price for them but getting them for cheaper is always on my list of goals. Now that I actually had the item I came to purchase I was free to browse. There is nothing like a wasted shopping trip where you walk in wanting something particular but walk out with everything but. No, that is not how I shop.
I found great deals and walked out of there spending $38 and saving $63. Saving more than you spend is always a good feeling.

This Video Reveals How I Did It.

Posted by Vicki Brown in Ways I Save

Is SwagBucks different than other reward programs? Review by Vicki.

A site was recommended to me. It is another reward program similar to the ones I already use. I completely believe in having multiple reward programs. You just never know if one offers something the other may not. This is the case with the new program.

While browsing around I found a section called Watch. Here, I can watch videos on recipes, music, interviews with celebrities, and movie trailers. This is all stuff I do anyway, why not earn bucks for it. Who doesn’t like to know what a movie is about before seeing it?, no one that I know of. Watch trailers here and earn bucks for it. Also, I know there are a lot of people, including myself, who like to try out new recipes. Just like watching the cooking shows, you can watch food prepared and earn bucks for it.

Some of the similarities to my current programs are the shopping, games, and printable coupons features. Remember though that each reward program offers different stores and different coupons, so both are great to have.

The most important thing to do when you sign up is to complete your profile. This tells reward companies what you might be interested in and they can base what they offer you on this. Plus, when you fill out the profile section you earn points. These are easy points. All you are provided is information you already know, your likes and dislikes, maybe a profile picture, etc.

As always, joining is free, sign up here.

 

The bucks you earn are redeemable for donations to charity, entry into exclusive sweepstakes, tangible items from their store, or gift cards to your favorite restaurants, clothing stores and gas stations.

I rate this website and program a 4 out of 5. I think the site could be a little less busy but with that said, they offer a valuable experience for super savers. The site offers savings and entertainment that will keep you coming back to discover what else they offer. Joining is easy and free, simply click here to join.

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Restaurant Reward Programs and Kids Eat FREE

Restaurant Reward Programs and Kids Eat Free are the way to dine out.

Many people don’t eat out because they think it is too expensive. That is not always the case though. There have been times that eating out was cheaper than picking up something for dinner at the grocery store. Many restaurants give loyal customers points that can be used toward free food. On top of that, people like me with kids, really benefit with the kids eat free offers. Planned right, coupons, freebies, and points could add up quickly and save you each time you dine out. Here are a few of the places I know that offer customers a good reason to dine with them. 

Outback can be expensive depending on what you order but if you dine out early or order take-out you can save money. Currently, they offer a discount for AARP members Mon-Friday.

Trees Wings and Ribs, Royal Palm Beach offers perks to their VIP members. Every member spins the wheel at the end of their visit, to win actual Tree’s money for their next visit. Coupons are mailed to these customer with special offers too.

Are you a big fan of TGI Fridays, then you are in luck? They have a stripes program that earns you 1 point per $1 spent. When you are ready to redeem them just tell your server. When you join you will be sent special discounts that only member have access to.

Denny’s is another place that families can save. They offer kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4pm to 10pm. Check with your location before arriving as it could change depending on the area of live in.

Butterfields Restaurants (Royal Palm Beach), offer a customer reward program and kids eat free.

Hurricane Grill has a reward program. Earn one point for every dollar purchased. Earn double points the first time you use the loyalty card and double points on Mondays. When you get 100 points, they are deducted and a $10 reward is loaded on the card. You can redeem it whenever you choose. PB Gardens Location offers kids eat free on Tuesdays, call ahead to verifity.

BJ’s Restaurant offers a freebie for signing up for their reward program. 75 points equal $5 off and 350 points equal $25 off.  Register now to see your points and to get a free mini Pizookie or handcrafted soda.

Red Robin gives a FREE Birthday Burger to their loyal customers. Simply register for their reward program and earn $20 towards your 6th visit, every 10th item is free, and a Free Birthday Burger.

Brewzzi Points and VIP Programs offer customers a way to earn 1 point per dollar spent. Earn double points on Mondays and Tuesdays and on Take-Out orders every day. For $30 annual fee, customers can become VIP members and earn a buy one get one entree (dine in only) and other benefits.

Another way to earn money is to sign up for this program. It is free to join and with thousands of restaurants that are partners members earn between 2% and 8% back for dining out. This can be combined with all of these reward programs for maximum benefits. Find out more on how it works here.

Jumby Bay Island Grill offers kids eat free Mon thru Thurs with the purchase of an adult meal. If you have the Enjoy the City book, find coupons inside to save a little extra.

With Duffy’s MVP program you will receive a complimentary birthday gift added to your card. Also receive 40% off afternoon break (40% off all food purchases from the regular menu) every Monday through Friday between 2 and 4pm. Tuesdays is double points. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult menu item, call ahead to confirm

Moe’s Southwest Grill, Wellington FL offers kids eat free Wednesdays 5pm to 9pm. Mondays are $5.99 any burrito, chips & salsa special. Moe’s at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens, offers kids eat free 5pm to close (no day specified).  Moe’s at City Place has kids eat free Wednesdays 5pm to 10pm. They also offer Military discounts, call for details.

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Tijuana Flats has two tacos, chips, and a drink for $5.49 every Tuesday. Thursdays is free kids meal with the purchase of an entree, 5pm to 9pm. Palm Beach Gardens, FL location.

Do you enjoy the ale house? If so, Garden’s Ale House offers kids eat free with an adult on Tuesdays. All day.

Carolina Ale House, Boynton Beach, FL offers kids eat free Tuesdays 5pm to 9pm. They are listed in the Enjoy the City book with extra saving coupons too.

Renegades is offering Tuesday Taco’s All You Can Eat $4.95 from 4pm to 7pm. Wednesday is Kids eat Free from 6pm to 8pm.

Lindburgers every Monday, all day, and kids 12 and under eat for FREE.  One free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree and beverage. 

 

Restaurant Reward Programs and Kids Eat Free offers are the way to dine out. There are no shortage of restaurants wanting your business so take advantage of those who really want to serve you instead of those you eat at only to end up wishing you had just stayed home because the staff really didn’t wait on you and never came back to the table after the food was served until the check was due.

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For more Savings, sign up for this free program. Here you will earn between 2% and 8% back for dining out at thousands of restaurants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Is It Always A Good Deal?

Well, what is a Good Deal Anyway? It is hard to determine “is it always a good deal” when you aren’t aware of what a good deal is made of.

Many times I hear people tell me what they bought and how much they saved. I am all for saving and getting the best deal and I love to hear their experiences. I listen intently and at the end of the conversation I usually have questions, some of them are ” why did you buy that”, “do you have a yard to rake?” and so on. The reason for my confusion when listening to great saving trips is that people seem to get into the spirit of buying. Yes, they don’t buy items because they need them or buy them thinking of someone who may need them, but rather because of the deal they came across.

My question to you is, “Is It Always A Good Deal?”.

I believe a good deal is finding an awesome price on an item you need. An item you need is one that you plan on purchasing whether it is on sale or not. Finding it for less than retail makes it a good deal. There are exception to my theory and they are as follows; if the item is one you have wanted for awhile and would only consider buying it if it were on sale then finding it on sale makes it an awesome deal as well.

In my eyes, people who buy just to buy and then explain what a great deal they received are actually losing. Buying items you have no need for (using or donating) making them useless. The money spent on useless items will never be seen again and now you are less the money spent.

Now that we are clear on what makes up a good deal I will share this weeks deal with you. I buy cat litter. I used to purchase it for one cat but now I have one cat and two kittens and need more of it. The price is $7.79 at my local grocery store. If I find litter on sale I will stock up on it even if I haven’t used what I currently bought. At Walgreens, a place I would never think to shop for litter, the brand I buy was on sale with a Walgreens coupon, making the price $4.99. This is a good deal since it is something I would pay $7.79 for in a few weeks time. While planning my Walgreens trip I decided to see what else they had on sale that I could use. This is what I ended up finding;

The Sunday Flyer showed lunch meat that I purchase on sale. The price was 2/$5 and I had a coupon for $1 off. Banana Boat Sunscreen was buy one get one free, and with my $2 coupon this was also a good deal. Both items are part of my typical shopping list and with summer coming I was in need of sunscreen for my children.

 

Finding a good deal doesn’t have to be getting it for free. A savings of just $5 is a good deal and that extra $5 can be applied toward something else you desire. But a good deal is buying something that you need,desire,or could give to someone else in need.  Please ask yourself “Is It Always A Good Deal?” when it is on sale.

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This receipt shows I spent $22.26 and saved $25.27. I consider this to be an awesome deal. Whenever you save more than you spend it is Awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pharmacy And Cheap Prescription Drug Prices, Some Free

Are you struggling to pay for your prescriptions?

Looking for Pharmacy and cheap prescription drug prices?  

How about free prescriptions? keep reading.

Freebies are real and companies are giving them away every chance they get, but finding them can be difficult, until now. I search out all freebies and have gotten a bunch of stuff over the years. Medication is just one of the ways I make money while saving money.

Recently my daughter was sick with a double ear infection. I had already taken her to the pediatrician and paid $20 a visit. Twice they found nothing wrong with her. When she complained about her ears and of not feeling well, I took her to a clinic. There, they discovered she had a double ear infection and wanted to give her antibiotics. I already figured she would need medicine and gave the clinic the  pharmacy number for Publix, that I know gives free antibiotics. The doctor said they weren’t sure if the pharmacy gave the free antibiotics to children or only adults.  I just told them to make sure she was given the free prescription amount so we didn’t have to pay.

When we picked up the prescription, it was free, just like I knew it would be. Why should I pay and visit my regular pharmacy if I can get it free. Pharmacy and cheap prescription drug prices should be given to patients by their doctors. This saved me $20 for the appointment and $20 for the antibiotics.

Many people are suffering and not taking medications they need because they are not aware of pharmacies that offer freebies. Doctors should familiarize themselves with these pharmacies to help their patients out, but many don’t.

Publix is in my area and they not only offer free antibiotics but they also offer free high blood pressure medicine. Here is what I found at Publix?.

Lisinopril: Free 30-day supply of ACE inhibitor lisinopril, used to treat high blood pressure, diabetes and some heart conditions and chronic kidney conditions. Get up to 60 tablets per month.

Antibiotics: Free 14-day supply of Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Cephalexin (capsules or suspension), Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP), Ciprofloxacin (excluding Ciprofloxacin XR), Penicillin VK and Doxycycline Hyclate (capsules).

Metformin: Free 30-day supply of 500 mg, 850 mg or 1000 mg immediate-release tablets. Get up to 90 per month.

Here are pharmacies that offer free medications. Many more offer discount medications starting at just $4 for a 30-day prescription.

Click To Access  Free Prescription Medication Locations


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The article below will teach you others ways to make money while saving money too.

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Posted by Vicki Brown in Ways I Save

Unclaimed Cash In Your Name

 

Is there Unclaimed Cash in your name?

Many years ago I discovered money owed me sitting in a holding account. I never did figure out how it got there since I had lived at the same address forever. Apparently when companies owe consumers money they often don’t take the time to connect with the customer for reimbursement and the money ends up in an unclaimed money fund.

Unclaimed cash and property can consist of dividends, insurance refunds, bank account balances, un-cashed checks, securities, utility refunds, royalties, child support payments, etc. This can also happen when an estate is settled and contact can not be made with the heirs. The money sits in holding which can include state/local governments, banks, businesses, retailers, hospitals, etc. The money must be turned over to the state in which the owners’ last address resides in. If you have lived in multiple states, money may be sitting around waiting to be claimed in all of them. The funds are held until the owner can be found.

It is time consuming to search each state for their unclaimed cash and property fund department. Once found, names are submitted and a search is performed. Sometimes money is under just the first initial and the last name. Sometimes money is under the maiden name. It can be difficult to search and locate all the money owed to you.

There are advantages to using a service. Since not all unclaimed assets are in state and federal databases yet, even though they will eventually end up there, there may be a delay in locating the money. Most unclaimed funds departments have scheduled update times allowing the search you perform to be outdated. However; services that search for you are able to search the database and locate money quicker and faster.

To see if there is anything out there for you to claim start with a free trial. This allows you to see the dollar amount in unclaimed funds reported. This is not a guarantee that the money is yours since there are others with the same information as you. It simply means that funds are unclaimed matching the description you provided. Once money or property is found that belongs to you simply subscribe to the premium plan and you will be guided through the claim process step by step. You can even speak with an asset recovery specialist. They are available to help with any confusing or complicated parts.

Not only will you find unclaimed funds for yourself, but you can find anything owed your family and even your friends. The database used contains information from all 50 states and several Federal agencies that could belong to you. This is tedious work so let someone with experience do it for you.


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Complete Surveys For Cash While Influencing New Products

Surveys For Cash

Do you complete surveys for FREE? What, quit giving away your valuable and profitable opinions!

Sign up here to Start Earning Rewards.

 Do you want to change the products you buy or influence new products that hit the market? Sharing your opinion through market research is the best way of doing this. Your opinion is valuable to manufacturers. They want products that people want to buy and what better way to determine this than by asking consumers. Now do you realize how important your opinion is? It is so important that people like you are getting paid to express their feelings about products and services. Yes, they actually get paid.

In one company alone I have made over $200 for my opinions, in cash. I have also been paid with points that I redeemed for gift cards to places I visit, just as good as cash. My opinion can save companies millions of dollars and make them millions more. Your opinion is tremendously valuable too, start earning, complete surveys  for giving away the knowledge you possess. Here is how it is done:

Sign up here to be a test marketer. Once you sign up, you will be asked an array of questions to determine what fields you are interested in. This is the type of products and services you will be asked about. Fill out any information asked the best you can, it is very important. Research companies are in direct partnership with top companies around the world and the surveys gathered have a huge impact on the development of products and services you see on the shelves each day.

All personal information you provide will not be shared with any of the companies. Companies are only allowed to gather your opinions and preferences about topics. Also, currently 49 countries are partnered here so if you live outside the United States you can still participate. Rewards are earned for every online survey completed.

Get Started Today And Get Paid To Talk.

 

 

Mypoints and reward cards

When looking for a way to save money on everyday purchases with online sales and earn freebies in the process, Mypoints is it! Membership is free.

They offer a variety of ways to earn rewards. Joining takes a few minutes.  They ask a variety of questions. These questions help Mypoints to see what your interest are and what types of shopping you generally do. Each set of questions they ask will give you points towards your rewards. Some of the categories of questions are past travel, family, etc.
I have been a member for over 5 years now. I have earned a variety of gift cards, some of which I have given as gifts to others. Rewards consists of restaurant, stores, gas, hotel, airlines miles, and many more. They also allow rewards to be transferred into a charitable donation.
Online shopping?..The ways to earn points are tremendous. For starters points are earned just for joining. When all the start-up questions are answered members can earn 60 points. They also offer points for shopping online. This is very easy to do. Members simply log into their account and search for the store of interest. There is also a search feature to help locate products. Members can also receive rewards for booking travel.
Printable Coupons?..Local grocery coupons are available to print. Members are asked their zip code and coupons load for the local area. Simply check the box on the coupons wanted and when finished simply select print. The coupons will appear on your printer for you to cut apart and redeem. Each coupon will save you money at the grocery store. Members will also earn 10 points for each one redeemed. Additional points are earned when more than 10 coupons are used during a one month period.
Bonus Mail?..Mypoints offers members a chance to earn points for opening email. Members can decide how much mail they want to receive. Each email is worth 5 points. Many of them contain specials online retailers are having and when members click through to the retailer and make a purchase additional points are earned.
Fill Out Surveys?..Another way to earn points is by completing surveys. These surveys help create changes in the shopping experience for the consumer. They are also used to see what products consumers like and dislike and companies use information gathered from surveys to influence what items remain on the shelves and which are discontinued. Surveys pay 10 points for attempting to qualify and the points vary on qualified surveys. Qualified surveys can range from 50 points up to 200 points.
Play Games?.Mypoints offers a game section on their website. Here, members can log into play games and earn points. They offer all the latest games.
Free Trials?Within the Mypoints website is a section for free trials. Points range from 50 points to over 2,000 for each trial.

Start your Mypoints account today, join for free.