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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Head to your local Lowes Foods where you can grab Sundown Kids Gummy Vitamins for FREE! Combine a Publix coupon from their Extra Savings Flyer with a printable coupon to get this deal.

Lowes Foods Sundown Deal (ends 5/31):

  • Sundown Kids Gummies, 60 ct, $3.97
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Sundown Naturals Vitamins, any, (sign up) printable
    Store Coupon -$3 off Sundown Vitamin or Supplement, (Publix Coupon), Extra Savings Flyer (exp 6/3) printable
    (makes it FREE)

Check out the full Lowes Foods ad for more great deal ideas.

    Odds are that life is going to continue getting tighter for many of us.  Now is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf and get your finances under control.  The first step to do that… Making a Budget! It can be overwhelming to even know where to start, but it’s really not that tricky.  Let’s lay out exactly how to make a budget and what a budget can look like for you.

    Before You Start

    The important foundation of making a budget is to figure out your why. The “why” of your budget isn’t necessarily going to be the same as your best friends. For us, at one point our biggest reason for having a budget was to manage our money in order to pay off student loans. Once those were paid off, our focus shifted to managing our money so that we could afford to live on only my husband’s income. What is your goal? What is important to you?

    When you have a goal or a “why,” you can refer back to it every time you consider purchasing something outside of your budget and remember the greater reason for having your budget. Every unplanned purchase is going to come out of some place in your budget, and while sometimes that’s fine, it that can help you make better decisions about how you spend your money.

    How to Make a Budget

    The first official step in making a budget is to make a list of all of your monthly expenses. Then, add big expenses that happen less often but are predictable, like car taxes, insurance payments, or healthcare deductibles.

    If you need some more help getting started on this part of budgeting, download Dave Ramsey’s FREE Guide to Budgeting.

    Let’s pretend you’re making a budget and your family income is $45,000/year, or about $3,750 after taxes. Using figures averaged across several financial experts, the following percentages are a good place to start when trying to figure out a good amount to set aside in your budget. Of course, we can’t go into all the nuances of each person’s situation—maybe you have a family of 6, so your food costs are higher, but you have health insurance through one spouse’s job, so you don’t have to pay that. Your budget should work for YOU and match YOUR priorities.

    • Housing/household purchases: 25%
    • Food: 12%
    • Utilities: 7%
    • Charity: 10%
    • Transportation: 10%
    • Clothing, entertainment, etc.: 4%
    • Medical/health insurance: 7%
    • Miscellaneous: 5%
    • Savings/debt repayment: 20%

    Using those percentages yields the following amounts:

    Category Monthly amount
    Housing (mortgage/rent, taxes, insurance, repairs etc.) $937.50
    Food/groceries $450
    Utilities (electric/water/sewer/phone/internet/cable) $262.5
    Charity/giving $375
    Transportation (gas, insurance, taxes, repairs) $375
    Clothing, entertainment, etc. $150
    Medical bills/health insurance $262.50
    Miscellaneous $187.50
    Debt payments/savings $750
    Total $3750

    Other categories you may need to include: child care expenses, retirement contributions, kids’ activity fees.

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      sperry float shoe

      Run over to Sperry to get the Float Boat shoe for only $19.99 (reg. $45). They come in every color you could possibly imagine!

      To get this deal, enter coupon code FLOAT19 at checkout. Shipping is always free!

      This super lightweight shoe features strategically placed “gills” on the waterline and breathable “portholes” topside to keep feet fresh.

      This deal is food for a limited time. Shipping is FREE!

      See more online shopping deals!

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        Grab this new Centrum coupon and save on vitamins!  Head to the B1G1 sale at Walgreens this week to get Centrum Multivitamins for just $3.49, or if you’re shopping at Harris Teeter through 5/31, get vitamins for just $5.99!

        Centrum Coupon:

        -$4 off Centrum Product, 60 ct+ printable

        Centrum Deals:

        • Walgreens – $5 RR wyb (2) Vitamins or Supplements – Centrum Multivitamins or Supplements or Caltrate Calcium
          Centrum Women, 120 ct., B1G1 50% off at $12.99
          Centrum Multivitamin, 65 ct., B1G1 50% off at $9.99

          Manufacturer Coupon -$4 off Centrum MultiGummies 60-ct+, Save 05/22
          Manufacturer Coupon -$4 off Centrum Tablets, 60-ct+, Save 05/22
          Manufacturer Coupon -$4 off Centrum product, 60 ct.+ printable
          (buy 2, use 2 $4 off, makes it $3.49 each)
        • Harris Teeter – Centrum Multivitamin Gummies, 100 ct., $9.99
          (ends 5/31)

          Manufacturer Coupon -$4 off Centrum MultiGummies 60-ct+, Save 05/22
          Manufacturer Coupon -$4 off Centrum product, 60 ct.+ printable
          (makes it $5.99)

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          outdoor power tools

          Need some outdoor tools or just want to upgrade?

          Today only, hurry to Amazon where they’re offering up to 40% off electric outdoor power tools by Sun Joe and Greenworks!

          Grab a lawnmower, blower, hedge trimmer and more.

          Deal Ideas:

          dethatcher

          Greenworks 14-Inch 10 Amp Corded Dethatcher $74.49 (reg. $129)

          pressure washer

          Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel $134.50 (reg. $229.99)

          lawnmower

          Greenworks Push Lawn Mower w/ Battery and Charger $164 (reg. $219.99)

          This deal is good through today only, 5/26. Shipping is FREE for Prime members or on orders $25 and up.
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            lowes foods weekly ad

            Head to your store to find these Lowes Foods unadvertised deals. This week I found Eucerin lotion for $3.99, Luigi’s Italian ice for $2.29, and more.

            Clearance deals will vary by store. Look through the full Lowes Foods weekly ad to see all the current deals.

            Clearance Deals

            • Caulipower Pasta select, $3.97
            • Silk Ultra Chocolate, 59 oz, $2.77
              Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Silk product (sign up) printable
              (makes it $1.77)
            • Bob’s Red Mill Oat Crackers, $2.57
            • Kodiak Grahams Bear Bites, $4.67
            • Moon Pie Vanilla, 12 ct, $3.57
            • Muscle Mac Mac & Cheese, 12 oz, $1.87
            • Schar Dipped Cookies, 5.3 oz, $2.97
            • Tuttorosso Diced Tomatoes, 28 oz, $1.87
              -1,000 points WYB (2) Tuttorosso Italian Inspirations, 28 oz cans, limit 1 on same receipt, enter code N0REC before first receipt to get 2000 Bonus points, Fetch Rewards mobile app Read More→

              Head over to Walmart where you can get the HP 11.6-Inch Chromebook for $98, regularly $225!

              This Chromebook has classroom ready performance that is built to withstand students and school days, making this a perfect option for the classroom.

              This is also great to have at home for web browsing, checking e-mails and more.

              This deal is good for a limited time. Shipping is FREE!

              See more online shopping deals!

               

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                We have great stacking deals to make Truly Grass-Fed Butter as low as 24¢ this week!  Combine an Ibotta rebate and a printable coupon with sales at Publix & Harris Teeter to stock up on butter!

                Truly Grass-Fed Butter Deals:

                • This is a great deal. Stock up! Publix – Truly Grass-Fed Natural Creamy Butter, 8 oz, $2.50
                  Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Truly Grass Fed Butter (sign up) printable
                  -$1 off Truly Grass Fed Butter Blocks, 8 oz salted or unsalted, at Haris Teeter, Ingles, Lowes Foods, Publix, Ibotta mobile app
                  (use both, makes it 50¢)
                • Harris Teeter – Truly Grass-Fed Butter, 8 oz, B1G1 at $4.49 ($2.24)
                  Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Truly Grass Fed Butter (sign up) printable
                  -$1 off Truly Grass Fed Butter Blocks, 8 oz salted or unsalted, at Haris Teeter, Ingles, Lowes Foods, Publix, Ibotta mobile app
                  (use both, makes it 24¢)

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                  memorial day sale

                  Right now at Carter’s, shop the Memorial Day sale and get 50% off the entire store! 

                  This is a great chance to grab dresses and sets, sandals, bathing suits and everything else they need for summer.

                  Deal Ideas:

                  multipacks
                  Multipacks $14 (reg. $28)

                  rash guard set

                  Girls Rash Guard Sets $19-$20 (reg. $38-$40)

                  cork sandals

                  Kids’ Cork Sandals $17-$18 (reg. $34-$38)

                  This deal is good for a limited time. Shipping is free on orders $35+ or you can choose FREE store pickup.
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