Summer is right around the corner now and the weather is FINALLY beginning to warm up. I haven’t decided if I’m ready to allow my legs out in public yet, but if you are then this might be the perfect deal for you!
When I hear from friends who haven’t started to coupon yet, one of the first things they ask is where to start. And the first thing I always recommend is to start by collecting coupons. This means getting a Sunday paper or two so your stash can start to grow. But often times they want to start before their coupons start to build. They get bit by the coupon bug and are anxious to begin! I don’t blame them, it’s exciting.
I thought I would try this out this week and see how it goes for you newbies. I’d like to hear from you if this helps or if any of you would prefer it a different way. I will also be sharing my favorite deals involving all coupons.
The deals below are the best deals for those just starting out with no coupons collected. This means that you’ll most likely need a printer at least to get them. If you don’t, you may want to ask a friend to use their printer. It’s worth it!
Mueller’s Pasta Or Hidden Veggie Pasta Blend, Assorted Varieties, 12 to 16-oz box (Excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti, Gluten Free, and Noodles) $.80 $.55/1 Hidden Veggie Pasta $.75/1 Pot-Sized Pasta (if included)
Final Price= As low as $.05!
It’s Friday, YAY! The day we have been waiting for all week. You might end up taking a break from cooking for lunch or dinner over the weekend. If you do end up going out to eat, then check out the coupons below before you go to save a little money!
Tips for using restaurant coupons:
Read all of the fine print. Know before you go what the stipulations and restrictions are on the coupon so there are no surprises at the restaurant, ie- buy one get one free entrees often make the lesser valued entree free not the more expensive, one coupon per table, etc.
Tell your server that you have a coupon before you place your order. This is a huge help for your server when preparing your bill. It also helps to make sure you get what you are entitled to according to your coupon.
Tip based on total before coupon. This is good etiquette, the same as if you weren’t using a coupon. Base your tip on your service as your normally would.
Coupons are good through the very day they expire.
It seems like we are always having to buy things besides the essentials isn’t it? Like meds for that ridiculous cough (thanks to the weather that has no idea what season it wants to be) or for a last minute trip to the auto shop because of an oil leak. It’s never ending. And then you go to the eye doctor and your prescription has gotten worse!
Yes, you are going completely blind. Well, I am anyways. Or maybe you were blessed with wonderful sight like my husband! That’s awesome. But for those of us who are blind, we have to buy glasses. Even if only to wear at night before bed.
I have been using Zenni Optical for years. Ever since I found out about them, I have been getting my glasses there because I tend to go through glasses like I do my sunglasses. That usually means they get lost or I sit on them or a child has used them as a play toy. Whatever the case, I don’t like to spend a lot of money on them. And Zenni has been my go-to place.
The price of the glasses that you purchase at Zenni Optical can range from $6.95 all the way to $49+ but they all include your frames and lenses. Some add-ons are extra but here’s what they all come with for FREE:
FREE Anti-Scratch Coating
FREE Thin and Light Single Vision Lenses
FREE Full UV Protection
FREE Protective Case
FREE Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
And the last couple times they have sent me a pupilary distance measurer thingy. It comes in handy since you have to know that to order. You will also need to know your eye prescription (from your eye doctor). You can simply request it from them at your appt or give them a call.
The glasses above are just $6.95! They even offer bifocal and progressive lenses. Shipping is around $4.95. They will save your prescription so you can reorder if…you know, disaster strikes!
If you need glasses or are just thinking about it, save your money and check out Zenni Optical!
WELCOME to Gathering Grain! I’m so glad that you have found your way here. If you’ve followed any of my other blogs before then you’re probably wondering what this gathering grain concept is. So I thought it would be fitting to just explain it to ya in my first post.
The verse above is honestly my biggest inspiration for this blog. I love the story of Joseph from the Bible because I can relate to him and some of his struggles. He showed amazing examples of forgiveness, humility, leadership, and stewardship. As a stay at home mom, stewardship sometimes isn’t easy. But it is something that I want to always be improving on.
Stewardship- responsible management of our God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure.
This blog is not about how I am a perfect steward of the resources given to me by God. It’s not about how you are the perfect steward either. It’s about gathering the grain given to us in abundance. Grain is our money, our household, our relationships, our children, and all the blessings that we gather.