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Happy May! The weather here is starting to heat up, our trees and plants are waking up and growing! And everything is blooming.

We’re still working on cleaning out our house - selling things and donating things.

Our Easter Celebration was a lot of fun. We had great food, launched water balloons, did an Easter Egg Hunt and read Resurrection Eggs.

This was our Easter Banquet table set up. Room enough for 26 people. Two 8' tables and one 6' table.


If you’re looking for a Carpet Cleaner - We just heard that Amazon’s top-rated Hoover Power Scrub Carpet Cleaner that retails for $219 is on sale for just $129. We just used it yesterday to clean an upholstered chair that we’re going to sell. It works great and is super conservative on shampoo usage.

It is great to have a carpet cleaner in our house to use whenever we want.

We’ll show you the video in a few weeks.

In This Issue—Saving You Tons of Money:

You'll find savings at the store when you check out, in your freezer and refrigerator, with prescription drugs, with pets and more.

New Video!

Annette & her best friend from the beginning of time shot a video about CVS Deals. Dianne is a CVS shopping expert - rated in the top 2 percent of CVS customers in the state of Virginia. You’re going to love what she shares.

Scroll to the bottom of this email to see the video.

Hope you have a great May!

We’re Making Frugal Fun and Money Fantastic!


In This Issue:


Check Your Receipt and Get the Real Deal

Shopping sales, using coupons and stumbling across super-discounted bargains are all great ways to save loads of cash.  That is unless you don’t really get the savings you anticipated.

How is that possible?

Simple, at the checkout counter you are charged a retail price, or more, on your discounted items and never even know it.

Is this some sinister ploy?

No, but we’ve seen a level of incompetence in many retail establishments despite constant scrutiny by state departments of weights and measures and numerous investigative reports about “scanner accuracy.” We are told that if there are errors, they usually favor the consumer. Unfortunately, that’s not been our experience.

Read the 7 Things We Do to Get the Real Deal


The Easy Way to Inventory Food

If you inventory your food in your pantry, freezer, and refrigerator, you are sure to reduce what you spend on groceries.

Inventorying your food will help you to save money, waste less food, and spend less time shopping.

This is something you will definitely want to consider. Just know that to inventory your food will take a little time.

But it also will produce huge savings in your grocery budget! Here’s how we do it.

Read More How We Inventory for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in our Freezer & Pantry


How to do a DIY Property Tax Appeal

Doing a DIY Property Tax Appeal is not something many homeowners think about. But, if you own a home or are getting ready to buy one, you should consider what you will pay in property taxes.

And you should probably look into what similarly sized homes are paying.

When you purchase a house, be aware that many counties base their revised valuations, in large part, on the sale price. The basis for the valuation may be correct, but the details of your property may be misrepresented, which can result in higher taxes.

Read How We Appealed our Property Taxes and WON!


Discount Prescriptions

13 Ways to Get Your Meds Cheaper


Are you looking to get prescriptions cheaper? There are tons of ways to quickly and legally get discounts on your medication prescriptions.

Is the cost of prescription drugs making you choke?

According to the Center for Disease Control, 48% of American’s take at least one prescription drug and 21% take 3 or more prescription drugs. Legal, prescribed drug use in our country, and around the world is at all-time highs.

Get the 13 Ways to Save Here


Cat & Dog Care – Money Savings


Our Cat & Dog Care Money Savings Page contains several ideas for caring for your pet without breaking the bank.

See All of the Pet Tips Here


2 Delicious Summer Pies

You're going to love these simple and delicious pie recipes.

Fresh Glazed Strawberry Pie

Our daughter Becky made this delicious recipe for Easter . . . It is so good we had no leftovers!

Get the Recipe here


Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Meringue Pie


This is a super delicious recipe and it’s one of our favorites because we grow our own lemons. Even if you have to use store-bought lemon juice it will still be a tart and sweet favorite.

Get the complete Recipe Here


CVS Haul and Coupon Magic

Read the CVS Haul Details and Get More Coupon and Grocery Saving Tips 



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