Are Grocery Prices Killing Your Budget?

I will tell you that I have definitely noticed the cost of groceries going up!  Have you?  Are grocery prices killing your budget?  I know I have to review mine every payday!  Well, maybe you should take a look at Grocery University.

I know I’ve been quiet for several weeks and here I am coming at you with a sales idea.  But THIS idea is pretty cheap, so I wanted to share it anyway!  (I signed up for the affiliate program, so if you purchase anything through these links, I will see a small commission and be ever so grateful!)

With some stores ending ending their double coupon programs, grocery base prices rising, and wanting to stick to a budget, I myself could NOT pass up this deal.  Maybe it doesn’t appeal to you, but since Grocery University was just acquired, recommended, and revamped by Crystal Paine (MoneySavingMom) I knew some of you might really be interested in this!

TUESDAY ONLY – Grocery University is available for a STEAL!  The earlier you buy, the cheaper it is.  Starting at 5:00 a.m., you can get access to Grocery University for only $2.97.  The price will go up throughout the day, ending at $8.97 at 11 pm.

Your purchase includes

  •  Audio MP3 files,
  • A Student Workbook, and
  • A database PDF file

You can click the links and listen to samples before you buy.  Hop on over to check out Grocery University for yourself.

Blog Rewind: Saving Money on TV with a Streaming Device

This is part TWO of a Three Part series I originally posted when my links were not working. I thought I would repost them with updated links so you can read them. A lot of people look to save money on cable and want to know some alternatives. I thought I would share our experience with you here! Enjoy – and let me know what you think!

Earlier, I wrote about the Roku 2 XD Streaming Player 1080p and how we watch TV since we cut off our cable.  Today I want to compare costs for the two so you can see the overall savings over one year.

Our Cable TV service, even in a bundled package, was costing us just over $60 per month.  That’s quite a bit considering the handful of channels we actually watched.  It was, however, one of our only avenues for entertainment at home.  We decided to get rid of cable and stick with internet and home phone.

On a side note, have any of you gotten rid of your home phone and stick only to cell phones?  What are the Pros and Cons of that for you?

We agreed to give Netflix a try for free for 30 days.  We watched movies we hadn’t seen in a long time, and even new movies we hadn’t ever seen.  There were TV shows (series) that my kids loved and missed from cable TV.  All for $7.99 per month!  Hello savings!

Switching from my laptop for streaming to the Roku 2 XD Streaming Player 1080p added a one-time cost of $88, but divided by 12 months averages $7.33 per month.

$7.99 + $7.33 = $15.32/month – still a $45 savings per month.  That’s a BIG deal!

Since the streaming device only required a one time purchase price, it really will cost less over time.

In addition, since connecting to the Roku 2 XD Streaming Player 1080p, we have subscribed to HuluPlus (which offers several of our favorite series, including recent episodes we missed after cable went bye-bye), and Amazon Prime which costs $79 per year.

Essentially, on a per month average, we pay $22.56 for the 3 subscription services.  The longer we have the Roku device, the less cost that will average out over time, and it will become moot.

In addition, the Amazon Prime allows for MORE than just streaming movies, but I will share more about THAT tomorrow!

*affiliate links for Amazon are included in this post

Ta-Da Tuesday: Moms Rock!

Curly’s older cousin, Moe, gave her a Tshirt recently that is bright yellow with a hot pink graphic on the front that reads, “My Mom Rocks!” (I’d post a pic, but it’s in the dirty laundry at the moment…) I read it to her the first time she wore it, and now every time she puts it on, she says proudly “My Mom Rocks!” and does a little happy dance. I don’t even pay her to do that – somehow she just knows!
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