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Frugal Tuesday #MomsOnABudget

What’s being frugal? Being on a Budget? Saving Money?

I never cared about those phrases until I became a SAHM and the income became lower than expected.

I was the type of person that always thought couponing was crazy and everyone exaggerates Until I became a couponer funny how things change. Now I’m ” addicted ” to saving $$. I think I’m doing pretty good at it, of course with much more to learn. There are great sites/blogs out there that will teach you how and where to save more and more.

I started following a few blogs, collecting coupons printable, digitals, and codes.

I just started my pile of stuff. Yes, some people will say that’s ridiculous, why buy all that stuff? Well, for starts I only buy 2-4 of each thing I don’t exaggerate like a lot of people think. I won’t say like a lot of people, because it’s really not an exaggeration.

If you think about it buys in bulk will help you save more.

I will post some of my deals at the end of this post and you will see how it really helps.

I also love the fact I can help out others in need. I have a few people on my list that I just give things to, because they are in need. I’ve been there and know how that feels. Especially when you have kids.

My favorite place to shop is @CVS and now that I just found out about jet.com I will look forward to more savings shopping there. I just got introduced to the site and they offer either a 20% off or $15 off and the prices are lower than in any stores, plus you get the products shipped right to your door and for free. (If you spend $36)

These are my firsts CVS runs

I did Good on my savings šŸ™‚ at CVS and you can too.

Make sure you have a CVS card, get coupons added on to it by visiting CVS.com at the store there’s a machine you can scan your card and print the coupons.

Now with these coupons you can use the ones that come in the newspaper on top of the store savings. Ā On every item, you see extra bucks reward you can do 2 transactions get the EB and use on next purchase. Ā LookingĀ for the items that are on sale is always a plus šŸ™‚ Happy Savings everyone.

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Monday #Review of the @DollaShaveClub

I wanted to give this time. Try it out before I wrote anything bad or good about it.Ā 
The first day we got the shaver from @DollarShaveClub we were very excited couldn’t wait to try it out.Ā 

It looked very appealing in the pictures, the website promotes

A GREAT SHAVE FOR A FEW BUCKS. No commitment. No fees. No BS.

As for me being a frugal stay at home mom I liked the idea of the price.

Yes, it’s cheaper than the other brands.
When you stop to think about it using coupons with other brands you can get it for the same price maybe even cheaper. Even though we realized that we still wanted to try it out.

The website is easy to choose and start getting what you are looking for as it states on the website.

HOW IT WORKS Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of our great blades, pay only for the cost of your blades, and we send ā€™em right to your door every month.

We selected to have the most expensive one $9 month +shipping because I thought

” Hey this will be perfect. The website describes the blades as follow.

THE FINAL FRONTIER THE EXECUTIVE $9 EVERY MONTH SHIPS FREE SELECT 6
stainless steel blade
4 cartridges per month
Special trimmer edge built in for the professional
This blade comes from the future and lives in outer space
Full 90-degree pivot head Wide-open back for a fast, easy rinse Aloe, Vitamin E, and lavender lubricating strip calms sensitive skin.
What do you get the bathroom sink that has everything? The Executive. This blade is my successful. Muy sexy. Weighty, substantial handle delivers the ultimate compliment to the man who understands. And the shave is so buttery, it feels like you’re carving turns through a virgin Wyoming snowfall.

It took about a week for the delivery, and we had our brand-new shavers and a free sample of the aftershave in our hands.

It’s a nice-looking shaver and the Special trimmer was cool.

So, my husband tested it first, he used the shaver 2x and had to move on to a new one.
I told him maybe it was because I used it once and he said ” well the one we get at the store lasts 3weeks before changing blades.

He tried using another one by himself, I never touched it (I promise LOL) again after 2 shaves the blades were dull and it looked horrible.

Yes, we got disappointed. I had so much expectation for this product, and it failed. šŸ˜¦

Still haven’t decided what I want to do next, but since the one we got is the best they can offer I think we will need to cancel.

(I bought this product,Ā and this is my honest opinion, don’t forget everyone is different and the product might work great for you. It didn’t for us, and this is why I’m doing my review.)
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Boston Tour #MomsOnABudget

Sunset - Boston 18th of March 2006

There are so many great things to do in Boston that are completely free!

  1. Boston Common, Free
  • Park Street Church, Free
  • Kingā€™s Chapel & Kingā€™sĀ Chapel Burying Ground, Free
  • Benjamin Franklin Statue &Ā Boston Latin School, Free
  • Granary Burying Ground, Free
  • Old Corner Bookstore, FreeĀ (Note: Currently being leased by Chipotle)
  • Site of Boston Massacre, Free
  • Massachusetts State House, FreeĀ State House Tours (Weekdays 10am-4pm)
  • Faneuil Hall, Free
  • Coppā€™s Hill Burying Ground,Ā Free
  • Bunker Hill Monument, FreeĀ (Suggested Donation)
  • USS Constitution, Free toursĀ every 30 minutes of the boatĀ (TheĀ Museum has a suggested donation of $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, and $2 for Children, but any amount is appreciated).Ā *You will need proper ID and go through a security check*
  • Old North Church, Freedom TrailĀ Drop-InĀ (Suggested Donation of $1 per person)

Take aĀ Freedom Tour:Ā 

There is always something happening here >Ā Faneuil Hall Marketplace:Ā Ā live street performers, restaurants, vendors, shops, and more. Free to explore and enjoy.

Boston Common, Public Garden & Swan Boats: Enjoy the Boston Common and the Public Garden.

Take a stroll atĀ Castle Island:Ā Castle Island is a 22-acre park and is a great place to walk, jog, roller-blade, sunbathe, and more. Castle Island is also home to Fort Independence, which gives free guided tour daily until 3:30pm.

Star-gaze at theĀ Coit Observatory at Boston University:Ā The observatory is open and free to the public every Wednesday night at 8:30pm in the spring and summer and 7:30pm in the fall and winter.

TourĀ The Boston Public Library:Ā The Boston Public Library offers free art & architecture tours during particular times by volunteers.

Charles River Esplanade: Great way to spend a beautiful day; During summer months enjoy free movies and music at the DCR Hatch Shell.

History at theĀ Massachusetts Historical Society:Ā  library founded in 1791. Free to visit.

Get on the water atĀ Fort Point Pier:Ā The Fort Point Pier is free to the public.

Scenic stroll on theĀ Haborwalk: Walk alongside the waterfront with the public walkway connecting the best of Boston Harbor.

Kismet at the MIT Museum

Free Museums in Boston

Visit theĀ Institute of Contemporary ArtĀ on Thursday Nights:Ā The ICA is free every Thursday night from 5-9pm and free for families (up to 2 adults accompanied by children 12 and under) on the last Saturday of every month (exceptĀ December).

Discover theĀ MIT Museum:Ā Admission is free all day the last Sunday of every month from September to June and free the first weekend of every month for Bank of America cardholders forĀ Museums on Us.

Closed on the following holidays in 2015:

  • January 1: New Yearā€™s Day
  • May 25: Memorial Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • September 7: Labor Day
  • November 26: Thanksgiving
  • December 24 & 25: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • December 31: 3 p.m. closing

Head to Cambridge and explore theĀ Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryĀ andĀ Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts Residents can visit free with valid ID on Sunday mornings from 9am-12pm year-round or from 3-5pm on Wednesdays from September to May. Proof of residency required. This offer is not available to commercial groups.

Visit theĀ Museum of Fine ArtsĀ on Wednesday Nights: Admission is voluntary on Wednesday nights after 4pm and certain days of the year. Also, Bank of America cardholders can receive free admission the first weekend of every month, part of theĀ Museums on Us program. Youth 17 and under also receive free admission daily after 3pm, weekends, and public school holidays. Otherwise admission for youths isĀ $10 adults $25

Explore theĀ Commonwealth MuseumĀ for free, always: The history and treasures of Massachusetts and is free to visit and park.