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We’ve got so many great deals coming your way, our heads are spinning.
 

We took a day off and got out of the heat last weekend. We spent the day in the Prescott mountains outside of Phoenix.
A friend was hosting a company picnic so we stopped by and won a wine basket (we’ll use the wine for cooking) and got a free caricature by a local artist. We spent some time in the town square relaxing. And then we went thrift store shopping and found some great deals.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEALS

 

Celebrity Blogger of the Month

 
We’ve been chosen by Savory Butcher to be their celebrity blogger of the month. We’ll be giving away a bundle of our grocery saving forms and a 30-day meal plan. One lucky winner will receive a Savory Butcher meat box valued around $100.

We’ll send an email out in a few days with all of the details.

 

Mama’s Money Summit

Annette will be speaking at an online summit in October. More details about how to register (for free) coming soon.

 

2 Days to 10k in Scholarships

Our friend Jocelyn from The Scholarship System will be presenting a live 2-day Facebook video chat where she’ll help your student create a list of $10,000 worth of scholarships to apply for.

Mark the dates (August 12 and 14 for a live interactive chat) or a follow-up webinar on August 18.

Get Details Here.

 

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

 

We'll help you save money on: 

  • Snacks
  • Meat
  • Back to School Clothes 
  • Back to School Supplies
  • College from Home
  • New Recipe: Tropical Chicken
 

Everything we write is focused on helping you live a great life while saving tons of money.
 

We’re making frugal fun!


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In This Issue:

  

12 Cheap Snacks for Kids

Are you looking for cheap and healthy snacks for kids? This list of 12 different easy to serve snack foods should do the trick. Some are homemade and others are store-bought, but all are inexpensive.

These snack options have been time tested with our five kids and should do well for your family.

Get our 12 Cheap Snack Ideas

 


 

Saving on Back-to-School Supplies

 

The late summer months are the best time to stock-up and save money on Back to School Supplies. 

Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, this can be one of the most expensive times of the year for families with young children. Why?

The reason is that back-to-school costs can really take a toll on your family’s household budget.

According to the National Retail Federation, retailers expect that consumers will shell out more than $80.7 billion during this back-to-school shopping frenzy (k-12 and college combined).

  If you follow these 5 tips you’ll save a ton on your back to school supplies this year.
 

Get the 5 Tips Here 

 


Finding the Cheapest Places to Buy Meat

 

Are you looking to save money and find cheap meat near your home? These strategies could save you thousands of dollars this year. 

Years ago, it was the man’s “job” to hunt for the meat to provide for the family. 

All it cost was a few days’ trudging through the forest, and some bullets or arrows. Then there was time to clean and dress the meat, a man’s muscles to lug it all home and space to store it.

Today, in our more “sophisticated” society, both sexes are responsible for putting meat on the table. The chore isn’t quite as physically taxing. But to do it economically, you still need good tracking skills, a place to store your prize catches, and the ability to know when to “pull the trigger” and buy.

Find out how we find cheap meat 

 


Saving on Back-to-School Clothing


 

We’ve got Frugal Fashion Tips for Kids when you’re shopping for back-to-school clothes. 

These will help your kids to look nice, be a little trendy, and not cost a fortune.

We outfitted 5 kids with wardrobes each year. 

We also found lots of ways for them to look fashionable while staying within our frugal spending limits.

Get the 5 clothing hacks here

 


15 Ways to Wreck Your Food Budget


Learning to manage your food budget is one of the fastest ways to start turning around your family household budget. We see so many families practice grocery shopping habits that drive their food costs through the roof.

If you’ve never been shown how to master the art of food shopping and meal prep, don’t feel bad.

It’s a much easier game to learn than you realize.

 

Take the Quiz and See How You Do 

 


College Home Study Program: Degree for $3100


 

This College Home Study Program is amazing, clever, very different from other programs and inexpensive too.

If you have kids who want a fast track to a college degree or, if you’re an adult looking for an inexpensive and fast way to finally finish that degree, you’ve GOT TO READ what Becky and her kids have done. It’s absolute GENIUS.

We met Becky Muldrow in San Antonio, Texas at a conference where we were speaking. Becky is a mom and a smart one at that.

With 10 kids she has to be.

But what stood out most to us was her absolutely ingenious way of helping her kids get through college home study in less than 2 years, at minimal costs and mostly from home.

Learn About Becky’s Son and Her System 

 


 

New Recipe: Sweet Tropical Chicken — VIDEO


This recipe was only recently created by Annette and is a wonderful slow cooker meal. It has only 4 ingredients and counts as 0 points on the new WeightWatchers Freestyle Program.

Get the Recipe Here
 



 


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