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8 Secret Strategies to Saving Big at Target

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There is ALWAYS a way to save at Target. Doesn’t matter what department you are in, you can always save some moo-la!

Doesn’t that just make you completely have a Jerry Maguire type crush on Target… “You complete me!” or “You had me at hello!” That is exactly how I feel every time I walk into this blessed store!

With the holidays here and all the shopping you are going to be doing, it’s even more important to save. THOUGH, all of these tips will help max out your savings at Target ALL YEAR long!

Secret tips exposed on how to take advantage of the NEWEST ways to majorly save on your next trip to Target! You are spending way more than you need if you aren’t using these tips on how to save money at Target! Continue Reading →


I’m So Glad You Are Here!

With it being a new year and there are a lot of new faces around here, I thought it was time to update my “about video”. I get a little excited when I start talking about living frugal AND fabulous!

I am super excited to meet you and I hope that you enjoy this video! If you are looking for fun and informative videos on how to live frugal and fabulous then you don’t want to forget and SUBSCRIBE HERE to my YouTube channel. 

While you are still here, take a look around the blog. Here are a few places you might want to start:

Casual Couponing 101
Cheap, Easy, and Beautiful DIY Tutorials
Gourmet Tastes on a Budget

Real Life Family Finance Report – Month 2

I realize it is now the middle of December and I am just barely getting this out to you. Sorry about that! But, it is important to me to do this for two reasons.

One, keep myself accountable for staying on track with our budget and goal of preparing to buy a house in two years. The second reason is to help motivate you to live on a budget so your life isn’t consumed with financial stress! Doesn’t that sound nice?

Family Savings Plan Update November 2015 - penniesintopearls.com - Real life family savings plan. Learn from our successes and mistakes. Learn tips and tricks to starting your own family savings plan. Continue Reading →


3 Ways to Save Big on Clothes

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How easy is it to bust your budget when it comes to clothes? If you don’t plan ahead, you will find yourself in the first snow storm with just flip flops or the first 90 degree scorcher with nothing but long sleeves. Resulting in a panicked shopping trip costing you way more money than it needs to.

A little planning ahead this season for next year will save you hundreds of dollars, easily!

3 Ways to Save Big on Clothes - I love tip #3. These 3 tips are really easy ways to save money on clothes!

3 Ways to Save Big on Clothes

  1. Stack coupons with sales

A lot of retailers have either mailer or digital coupons that they will allow you to use on top the sales price. That’s one of the very best ways to save on brand new clothes! Check your favorite store for details on their local coupon policy.

At the end of the season, let’s take winter for example, all of the store’s winter goods will go on sale. So things like sweaters, coats, boots, and maybe pants, will all be at really low prices. Take advantage of these low low prices and stock up for next winter! Don’t forget to look on the clearance racks for even more savings!

  1. Buy the next size up

When trying your best to find ways to save money on clothes you need to think about the future. We are talking about kids here. (Let’s make it our goal as adults to not need larger clothes each year. Haha!) But our little ones, they grow like crazy don’t they?

When thinking about what to buy your little munchkin for next year, you are going to need to be sure and buy at least a size larger. For my kids, I usually buy two sizes bigger from where they are right now.

  1. Keep them fresh for next year

In order to keep all of these brand new clothes fresh for the next year, I keep them in my Ziploc® Space Bags®. Not only do these awesome bags keep my new clothes new, they help with keeping the closets organized!

You found all these amazing deals, you got even better deals by stacking coupons on top of the sales, you have next year’s wardrobe ready, now you have taken full advantage of all three ways to save big on clothes. But there are still 365 days left until you need to wear them, don’t you worry, I have found the solution!

By using the Ziploc® Space Bags®, you don’t have to worry about things like water, bugs, dirt, and smells making it onto your clothes. These bags are airtight and minimize the space needed as compared to uncompressed storage volume. Making it easy to neatly stack and store your clothes for next year!

Bonus! They are super simple to use!

1.Neatly fill your bag

3 Ways to Save Big on Clothes - I love tip #3. These 3 tips are really easy ways to save money on clothes!

3 Ways to Save Big on Clothes - I love tip #3. These 3 tips are really easy ways to save money on clothes!2.Zip it closed

3.Use your vacuum to compress the bag

3 Ways to Save Big on Clothes - I love tip #3. These 3 tips are really easy ways to save money on clothes!

Here is a tip to help you use your Ziploc® Space Bags® to their potential. You know I just want to make sure you get the best bang for your buck! The more neatly you fold and stack your clothes, the better they will compress and the more clothes you will be able to fit inside the bags. But be sure to not fill your bags past the “do not fill” line.

I bought my Ziploc® Space Bags® at one of my very favorite stores, Lowes. Don’t you love how well organized their stores? And you can always find exactly what you are looking for! Not to mention how beautiful all of their displays are! Every time I am finished shopping at Lowes I walk out of the store with a new motivation to make my home more beautiful!

Okay. I got a little distracted thinking about all the beautiful DIY projects I could do at Lowes. Now back to organizing our new clothes!

You can find Ziploc® Space Bags® at Lowes in their home storage and organization section. In my local store they were easy to find. In the front door, straight past the heavenly scent flowing from the nursery, and just beyond the beautiful washer and dryers. That is where I found the dream of any organized obsessed lady!

Aisles full of anything you need to organize your home. You can find the Ziploc® Space Bags® right above the Ziploc® WeatherShield™ Storage Boxes. (Which also look like something I need! Maybe at my next trip to Lowes… Please Hubby?)

Here is a quick pic to help you find your Ziploc® Space Bag® at Lowes.

3 Ways to Save Big on Clothes - I love tip #3. These 3 tips are really easy ways to save money on clothes!

Are you feeling motivated to go out and find some great deals? Just remember to follow these three ways to save, shop at the end of the season, look for coupons and search clearance, and buy a size or two larger for the little ones to wear this time next year. And don’t forget, go to Lowes and buy some Ziploc® Space Bags® to keep your end of the season finds fresh for next year!


4 Baby Steps to Saving Hundreds Each Month – Tips for Saving Money at ANY Store

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Heart is rapidly beating, clammy hands, drips of sweat gathering on my forehead.

Don’t worry, it’s nothing too serious! This is what happens as I head for the checkout when I know I am going to be paying full price. It’s horrible!

It hasn’t always been this way. There once was a day when I would walk into the store and just buy whatever I wanted or thought we needed. I didn’t pay attention to the price then casually placed everything into my shopping cart.

No, I wasn’t made of money. I actually had a lot less money then I do now. I wasn’t shopping smart and hadn’t quiet mastered these ways to save money yet.

I just cannot stand paying full price for anything and I am pleading with you now, PLEASE don’t pay full price!

Her tip on how to get EXTRA CASH back, using apps, is my favorite tip on how to save money! I love how all of these tips can work at ANY STORE and require zero to minimal prep work! Easy ways to save money! Continue Reading →