Scotch Thermal Laminator – 78% Off Today Only

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This HOT deal is back once again on Amazon. It’s been a while since we’ve seen it, so jump on this deal!

Amazon has the Scotch Thermal Laminator System marked down to $17.99 (reg. $80.49). It ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping or with a Prime Account.  They also have a 100 pack of laminating pouches for 53% off at 11.60.

You can use this to protect documents, artwork, photographs, recipes, and so much more. It’s such a useful tool to have around the house.  Teachers love them, homeschool parents and even crafters.

Click here to see the Scotch Thermal Laminator Deal. 

Now Accepting Contributors For Saving The Family Money

Saving The Family Money Contributors

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I am now accepting contributors for Saving The Family Money and would love to offer this opportunity to my current readers first!  These contributor posts will be compensated on a per post basis.  If you are interested please CLICK HERE and fill out this form and you will be contacted in the event that you are selected.

I can’t wait to get started!

Home Depot 43% Off Select Surveillance Systems (Today Only)

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Today Home Depot has a special sale on Surveillance and Home Security systems at 43% off with free shipping.  There are several sets to choose from and they are only today or until supplies last.  Ship to your home for free or pick up in store after you order online (if it’s available at your local store).

You can also Save up to 34% on other Home Security & Surveillance.

Jacksonville Ice & Sports Complex Free Back To School Bash August 16

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My kids have been to Jacksonville Ice & Sports Complex many times and always enjoy the ice skating.  I was very excited to see the free Hockey and Ice Skating clinics they are offering this Saturday, August 16, 2014.

The Back 2 School Bash is from 9am-2pm this Saturday, August 16th.  (See image above for details)  Besides ice skating events, Christian Laettner (Duke and NBA basketball player) will be there for basketball, Mike Hollis (former Jaguar) will be there for football, and Ron Duguay (former New York Ranger) will be there for hockey.

PLUSFree Annual Registration Fee which is a savings of $25 if you go Saturday and register. 

Food trucks will be on premises for the kids and adults to enjoy if you desire.

Jacksonville Ice & Sports Complex is located in Metro Square Office Park conveniently located at the corner of I-95 and Emerson St. exit #347 (old 104).
3605 Phillips Highway  (
Parking is free)

You can follow Jacksonville Ice and Sports Complex on Facebook and Twitter so you’ll never miss these events!

*This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

First Coast Living Video Segment – Ways To Save Money Grocery Shopping

I had the pleasure of being on First Coast Living yesterday to discuss ways to save money at the grocery store.  I wish we had an hour to discuss these but we narrowed it down to 10 top tips. I have removed the video from my site b/c I realized it autoplays.

Click here to see the video.

Let me know if you have any questions on what we discussed.

Thanks again to First Coast Living, Nick and Casey for being such gracious hosts!


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Welcome First Coast Living Viewers

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Welcome First Coast Living Viewers

Stopping by this website is the first step in starting to save your family money.  Take a little time to look around and get comfortable.  Click the image below to see a deal on the weekend delivery of The Florida Times Union, so you can stock up on those coupons at a reduced price.

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Here are a few posts you might be interested in reading:

Top 17 Tips To Save Your Family Money

5 Ways to save money on fresh produce. 

13 Tips to save money on pet care and expenses

7 Ways to save money while eating out

Store Coupon Policies – Here is a list of some of our local stores and their coupon policies.

Stockpiling – Learn how to buy multiple products when they are on sale and you have a coupons.  Stores sales usually rotate every six to eight weeks, so you should buy enough for your family to last until the next sale.

I’m a coupon addict and not ashamed of it.  This is just for fun!

10 Ways to save money at the grocery store without coupons.

5 Things not to do while grocery shopping if you want to save money.

You can find me on Facebook and Twitter.  Subscribe to the FREE newsletter, so you never miss a deal and you’ll also get the FREE savings tracking worksheet.

If you want to use the Favado app I mentioned, click here and create an account so you can email yourself the lists.  Then download the app. 

Let’s start keeping more money in our pockets! :)  Remember saving $1 a week is still $52 a year!  Everything counts.

Track Your Savings Free Worksheet ~ Boot Camp Episode #4

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What better way to hold yourself accountable and motivate you so save, than tracking your savings?  Several years ago I created an Excel worksheet that I used to track our monthly savings at the 5 major stores I shop at.

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Coupon Savings Worksheet There are 7 separate tabs.  The first one is a Totals page.  The rest are specific stores.  I have them set up to track the following stores:

  • Publix
  • CVS
  • Walgreens
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Miscellaneous (Combination of stores I shopped at like Home Depot and JoAnn Fabrics)

You can relabel them for the stores you use frequently.  You will not have to enter any information on the Totals Page, it will automatically fill in when the store tabs are updated.  The only information you will need to enter is the date, the OOP and Savings on the store tabs that are highlighted in green.

It will total the months for you and autofill the Totals Page.  In the comments section I list key items from that particular shopping trip.  Sometimes it’s nice seeing how long it had been since I bought coffee creamer!  On the miscellaneous page, I list the store and what I bought.

Several things I learned from tracking our savings this way.  Publix was easy to enter because the receipt is easy to read and very straight forward.  Target was difficult.  The receipt shows savings, but it’s usually only coupon savings.  It does not include clearance savings for instance.  I learned in the first 2 months that I didn’t save very much money at Walmart!  So I started avoiding that store altogether.  It’s also a bit of a drive for me so it was easy to eliminate.  I realized I was bad at picking up ‘impulse items’ at Walmart.

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