OK. I’ll say it. Having a family sometimes is a tedious task! You need to make a budget for everything to have things in order. But sometimes, with all the tricks that you do with saving your money, it’s still not enough to meet the family’s needs. This can sometimes be depressing, especially if you can buy your child’s needs or wants. Good thing there is one smart way of saving money and that is couponing!
Well, you surely have heard of this strategy already, since more and more moms are getting into this fever these days. There is even a reality TV program wherein moms show off their couponing skills and see what they are bringing in home, huge grocery bags that would fit in a month of the family’s consumption. Now, it’s your turn to feel how great it is to use coupons and if you’re still not into it, here are some ways in which couponing can help you and your family.
How Coupons Can Help Families?
• It helps you find great deals on groceries without spending money.
Yes, there are coupons that allow you to spend very little and get some grocery items that you and your family needs like food, toiletries, or even on dog foods and much more. However, there are coupons that allow you to buy one and take two items or get the next item free. It just depends on the type of coupon that you have.
• It lets you dine in at a fancy restaurant for less or free.
What could be a nicer family activity than dining out for a change? Almost all families love to dine out and eating at your favorite restaurant without having to spend anything, or even just paying half of your bill will do wonders for the savings of your family. So, you better check out which restaurants offer coupons in your area now! A top tip for this is to be willing to go at non-peak times such as a weekday or at earlier dining times (or even lunch).
• You can get discounts on car maintenance.
In order to do this, sign-up for coupon mailing lists of the car shop or dealer in your area to get coupons that can help you save on oil change or other services they offer. A $10 – $20 USD saving at your end is surely a great deal for the family already. This saving can be used towards a family day out or used on the day for a little treat.
• You can get savings when you rent out movies.
Going to the theater with the whole family will surely cost you a lot most especially if you have a big family, which is why most families spend their weekend renting movies. Do you know that you can still save money with your coupons in renting movies? All you have to do is to get video rental cards where you can have your coupons or check the internet on how to rent movies online.
If you wanted to experience all these and have a change in your budget, then all you have to do is to use coupons every time you spend on something. Now, you surely won’t be having a problem where to get the money that you will need in some financial emergency situations, since you can have greater family savings for the family with the use of coupons.
A couple of years ago I attempted my first triathlon, despite not owning a bike, having no clue how to swim and relying on my old-man-going-to-the-bathroom-in-the-middle-of-the-night shuffle in lieu of running.
After finishing the race I vowed to continue my training, which lasted until I got an ear infection that landed me in the hospital. This was followed by an infection in the other ear that haunted me for nine months. I had to avoid getting water in my ear for the duration of my condition, which meant taking a lot of baths and wearing earplugs at the hairdresser’s sink.
Although I was given the all-clear to swim in July, it wasn’t until this past weekend that I dared to don my bathing suit and attempt a few laps. At the peak of my training, my son’s swim coach had me powering through 1,800 metres (that’s 72 lengths of a standard YMCA pool, thankyouverymuch) in under an hour. I was like the Little Mermaid in a sea of Red Bull.
Alas, that was then. On Sunday I vowed to begin training in earnest. I dusted off my swim cap and bought fancy silicone earplugs the size of quarters. I shaved my legs (above the knee) to improve my aerodynamics in the water. I warned my husband that I could be gone for a couple of hours if things went well.
Before I could test my aquatic mettle, I had to find the stupid pool which, despite having trained there for months, proved challenging. My non-sense of direction had me in the wrong parking lot and then the wrong building (who confuses a high school with a swimming pool? Um…me?).
I proceeded to narrowly escape being kicked off the premises when I moseyed into the change room via the pool deck (big no-no) and then badgered the lifeguard for a kickboard until he pointed to the stack beside me (the earplugs sealing off my hearing didn’t help—I had more silicone in there than Pamela Anderson has in her entire body).
The pool was blessedly empty aside from two uber-fit ladies in the adjacent lane, one of whom had Olympic rings discreetly tattooed on her ankle. This explained why I almost drowned in her impressive wake when she surged past me a few minutes later.
After 40 minutes of trying not to barf in the slow lane, I’d managed 600 metres; far less than my best effort, but in the words of my husband, “At least you made it out of there alive.”
It wasn’t the most auspicious start, but it was a start. Tomorrow I plan to hit the pool before dawn: my bag is packed, the GPS is pre-loaded and I’m considering sleeping in my bathing suit. Why so early? Because my face needs a few hours to recover from the goggles/swim cap combination:
Nobody said fitness was pretty.
Are you interested in buying a gun and you haven`t decided yet because of the high prices available in the firearm market? Now you can go online and use a Cheaper Than Dirt discount code to get a good price for your gun order.
What is a Cheaper Than Dirt Discount Code?
A discount code released by CTD is nothing more than a few numbers and letters put together which customers can use into a promo box on the shopping cart of a website to get a specific discount on their gun order.
There isn`t much difference between discounts codes and promotional codes or coupon codes released by Cheaper Than Dirt. In fact, they provide pretty much the same thing – a discount from a specific order, no matter if we are talking about from a bulk order that includes several items or a particular gun product.
Best Discount Code Deals
If you are interested in the best discount codes released by CTD, read this short list below. The list covers some of the most often used types of deals used by most customers.
1. Free Shipping Discount Codes
This is perhaps the best deal ever released by Cheaper Than Dirt. Consider you are buying a CZ P-09 Duty handgun, which can cost you well over $550. Now the shipping costs can really add up to the total cost, especially if the price of the product is high. But if you can manage to find a Cheaper Than Dirt discount code for free shipping, you won`t pay more than the price of the gun item.
2. Free Gifts
Every now and then, CTD released discount codes that can get you free gifts in the form of catalogs. Now these catalogs can really costs you some money, and these can be money you spend on top of the item`s price. And you need these catalogs to look at the details and specifications of the gun you want to purchase. Most people go to the different gun review websites in search of these specifications. So the brand is releasing CTD discount codes that allow you to get free gifts in the form of free catalogs. This is a nice attempt to keep the customers close from the competition.
Another great discount code released by this brand is the code available for bulk orders. It`s nice to purchase a Glock 20 Gen 3 handgun for personal use and get a nice discount for it, but what if you want to purchase more than one firearm? This is when discount codes for bulk order come into place. Buy more than one gun item or other related products, and use this type of online coupon code to get a discount for your bulk order.
Where Can I Find Such a Code?
The online environment is full of useful resources for discount codes from just about any company you can imagine. However, not all websites offer valid online codes. In fact, most of them are scams. It is advised to use only reputable sites when you look for such codes. Here are some of the best sources for discount codes released by Cheaper Than Dirt:
- Major e-Commerce Websites that Deal with Coupon Codes – Some of the best websites in the field are: RetailMeNot.com, Coupons.com or GoodSearch.com.
- Popular message boards related to promotional deals released by major brands – Some of these forums are: XDTalk.com, GunAndGame.com or HandGunForum.net.
- Reputable blogs made by people who enjoy saving money – Some of the most popular are: CTDPromoCodes.com or Promo-Code-Land.com.
The best Cheaper Than Dirt discount code is the one that best suits your needs. So, browse any the online resources that can be seen above and find that quality coupon code that will offer you the discount you need.
One of the best things about breastfeeding is that you don’t need loads of kit to do it – in fact all you really need is a pair of boobs and a hungry baby! But there are a few things that are really useful for a breastfeeding mum, and one of those things is a breastfeeding support cushion. A feeding pillow can significantly help mothers when breastfeeding. It can help reduce the tension that builds up in the back, neck and shoulders of mothers during feeding; relieve the pressure on the mother’s tummy during feeding with its circular shape, and provide secure support for babies whilst they suck.
Chicco have recently launched US bestselling breastfeeding cushion, ‘Boppy‘ in the UK and when they offered me the opportunity to review the product I jumped at the chance to find out why it’s become such a firm favourite with our breastfeeding counterparts across the pond!
The Boppy pillow was designed by a mum in America 20 years ago and in that time it has gone on to become the undisputed market leader. Over a million are sold each year and are used in over a quarter of all US homes. It has won numerous awards including being voted ‘Best Product of the Year’ by American Baby.
The Boppy is designed to create an ergonomic ‘nest’ shape and its ‘Miracle Middle’ adapts to the contours of each individual mum’s body for a snug, comfy fit whilst feeding. The exclusive fibre padding used in each pillow means it keeps it shape and for practicality, the pillow and slipcover are machine washable at 30˚and can also be tumble dried.
The first thing I noticed about Boppy was that the product is quite heavy and the filling quite dense, which I initially thought might be a negative point. However when it came to actually using the product I soon realised that this is exactly the thing that makes it so great! The pillow really does ‘hug’ around you and feels very secure, while the fact that the filling is so firm means your baby is positioned at exactly the right height for feeding – no need to support pillow or baby with your arm. I gave the product a ‘dummy run’ with my two-year-old even though we are no longer feeding and I can confidently say it would support even his weight easily. I used a much floppier breastfeeding pillow when he was small and although it did help with positioning, it didn’t give me the level of hands free support that Boppy does – this product would have been a godsend in those early days when we were struggling to perfect the latch.
Despite its weight/density, the pillow itself is quite compact and the packaging doubles up as a handy waterproof carry case that would be handy for travel. The slipcover is well made and pleasantly soft; it fastens with a concealed zip for comfort and safety and is available in five cute designs to suit all tastes. I really liked the fact that the entire pillow can be machine washed and dried without losing its shape because as we all know newborns can be messy little creatures!
The Boppy is also extremely versatile for growing babies and as well as being used as a feeding pillow it can be used as a nest for small babies to lie in, a support for use during ‘tummy time’ and a safety net for little ones who are just learning to sit up! Again I thought this was a major plus as the product isn’t cheap and the multiple functions mean it offers better value for money – although I would still buy it even if it had no alternative uses. I would definitely recommend this product to anybody who is planning to breastfeed their baby.
Sold exclusively through Mothercare in the UK, Boppy prices start at £39.99 for the ‘Bare Naked’ pillow without slipcover, through to £49.99 for the pillow plus one of five cute cotton slipcovers or £59.99 for the pillow plus a velour slipcover. Extra slipcovers are also available. For further information visit the Boppy website or tel: 028 2587 8300.