Cyber Monday

How to save money on Cyber Money {and a Giveaway}

Cyber Monday is only a week away and while you can find great deals online – wearing your pajamas, it’s important to have a strategy. You don’t want to go overboard and spend too much money on Cyber Monday Sales. I am working with Coupons.com and sharing how to save money on Cyber Monday. 1. Make a list and stick…

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Snap Challenge Menu Plan

Our SNAP Challenge Menu Plan #SNAPChallenge #HungerAction

We are participating in the Tucson Community Food Bank SNAP Challenge again this year. I found our participation last year enlightening, it’s one thing to “say” you recognize the challenge some families face but entirely different to “try” and experience a few days in their shoes. The idea is to spend only $16 per person on food for the length…

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Easy Ways to Save Money on Craft Supplies

Easy Ways To Save Money On Craft Supplies {Frugal Ramblings}

I don’t consider myself a super creative person. Desert Chica Ramblings is definitely not a craft blog but I do make an effort, like many moms to create fun things for my kids. Because I prefer to fund vacations, I have to get creative with craft supplies to avoid spending a fortune. So today on Frugal Ramblings, I wanted to…

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Target 90% Summer Clearance {Frugal Ramblings}

Today I found quite a few 90% off summer clearance deals at Target. Many Targets started marking down the summer clearance items yesterday so I was happy to find a few good deals still today. Check out the vlog below for details on my Target 90% summer clearance finds! Target 90% Summer Clearance Remember things do get returned or misplaced…

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Small Changes For Big Results {Sponsored} #MealsPerHour

This week’s Frugal Ramblings is sponsored by Stiletto Media This week on frugal ramblings I wanted to share some small changes I am trying to make my life better. They are just small time management and proactive improvements that will make a big impact. Wake up 30 minutes earlier to exercise I don’t know about you but I often wake up…

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Disneyland Road Trip Tips {Frugal Ramblings}

This week’s Frugal Ramblings is sponsored by MomTV.   How does your family travel to Disneyland? We have flown before but typically drive to California. It’s hard to pass up the money savings when you live only 1 or 2 states away from Disneyland.  The same goes for east coast families that live within a day’s drive of  Disney World….

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Price Match at Walmart {Frugal Ramblings}

Moms want to save both time and money at the grocery store.  Obviously couponing is one way to save money but it’s not a time saver – in fact it’s a time drain. Most grocery stores advertise a few “loss leader” items that are fabulous deals each week. And some people will drive from store to store stocking up on cheap deals. It’s another great money-saving…

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Do you stay at budget hotels? {Frugal Ramblings}

Do you stay at budget hotels? Or do you splurge for something nicer? Honestly we rarely stay at a true budget hotel. I find that paying a wee bit more for a “middle of the road” hotel is a much better value for our family.  Over Memorial Day weekend, we needed a hotel room for a trip to the White…

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Budget Travel Ideas {Frugal Ramblings}

Yesterday I shared “cool” ideas on what to do in Tucson if you’re planning a staycation or just need to keep the kids busy this summer! And today I am sharing a HUGE list of frugal family activities for cities across the country. Bloggers from all over joined forces to create a list of Staycation ideas for cities nationwide, hopefully yours (or…

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Cleaning Out Closets {Frugal Ramblings}

  I am JUST now getting around to spring cleaning, or rather spring organizing. Technically we have 5 weeks until summer, so I still have time. Therefore, I am switching topics on Frugal Ramblings this week from Disneyland to Spring Cleaning and Organizing. Specifically, I am talking about cleaning out closets.  Keeping your closet organized and clutter free, saves you…

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