Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Get your Coupons Ready!

Kroger is running a MEGA sale starting today and it last two weeks. So get your binders and coupons ready, I am working the ad and will post some great deals later.

* Just wanted to note that while the Promo is running for two weeks, often the sales price will change after a week so if something is a super deal that you want don't wait for next week, and make sure you get rain checks if they are out of the product that you want.

Just When I Thought Things Were Back To Normal

What is Normal? I really just don't know anymore. A few weeks ago, I had hoped to that things were back to normal and I could get back to blogging. (I have really missed it) And then life goes and throws me another twist. With the turn in the economy, my husband lost his really great job without notice and before he got his year end bonus. We have prayed long and hard about where we should go from here, I don't think him finding a new job would be a problem, however, maintaining the same pay will be. After much consideration, we have decided to open our own business. This is something that he has wanted for a long time but we have always found a reason not to take the chance, until now.

So, we are now in business for ourselves, wish us luck.

With that being said, I will have to be more frugal than ever.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Are You Sure You Aren't Paying To Much

I have been super busy over the lat few weeks and one of the many tasks that I had to do was set my father-in-law up on the internet, and he wanted me to check into the All Distance program that AT&T has. So, I made the call. And honestly I was quite shocked to learn that they were quoting me $35 a month for his All Distance and $30 for his high speed internet. I pay $50 a month for this service.
So, as soon as I got home, I picked up the phone and called AT&T. They have just reduced their rates, and of course the more services you have with them the more you save. Because I have 3 services (phone, mobile, dish) with them, I am now only paying $30 a month for All Distance.
If you have these services, be sure to give them a call, a five minute phone call is saving me $50 a month.

On another note, I am once again comparing mobile plans. When I called and asked about a family plan with 2 lines with unlimited, I was quoted $229 a month, even after I explained that I have been using the 450 minute plan for the last three months and already have 1000 roll over minutes but my husband talks a lot with business. Then we went in the store today, to have numbers transferred from one phone the other and I start asking questions again. The sales person I talked to was so helpful and pointed out that to have 1 phone with unlimited it is $99 a month. To have 2 phones it is $229, but to have 1 phone with unlimited and 1 phone with 450 minutes is $139 a month and we still get free mobile to mobile.

What's the point, well by asking more questions, I was able to save $90 a month on my mobile bill and $20 a month on my All Distance Services. I will be contacting Dish Satelite soon to see what awesome new deals that have available.

Please note that they aren't going to call you and say you can save money if they change your plan, you have to make a call.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Free Magazines

I just signed up from some great new magazines this year, make sure you sign up for your before they are gone.