FREE App Helps You Save Up to 70% Every Time You Shop!

What is Favado?

Favado is a mobile savings app that helps shoppers stop overspending by notifying them when their favorite items are on sale. Favado has money saving experts who hand select sales and coupons every week — in more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide — to enable discovery of the best deals for savings up to 70% on everyday items.

How do you redeem the savings?

A: Add the items you need from the store’s deals list to your shopping list. Never forget your list again or exactly what you were supposed to be buying:

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(This picture is my friend Jeff K’s grocery shopping list, it said he was supposed to get some “stuff”). Shakes my head, looks like he would benefit from the shopping list you can create on Favado!

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Any printable coupons that are combined with the sales can be printed out on your home computer, after you email yourself your shopping list. Any coupons from the newspaper or a magazine can be clipped and taken to the store to redeem.

Super Saver Shoppers can save up to 70% by using coupons every week combined with sale prices, as well as additional store promotions and offers.

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Abe’s Market: $2 Full Size Samples and Free Shipping!

Abe’s Market, the online marketplace of organic and natural goods, just launched a great new sampling program that lets consumers buy full-size product samples for just $2 each, with free shipping! The way it works is that every day, Abe’s Market cracks open cases of their favorite products such as Quinn Popcorn, KIND granola, even vegan smoked jerky. Consumers can pick up to three samples every day, and shipping is free!

“We are thrilled to provide a solution that will make natural simple,” says Richard Demb co-founder and CEO. “We have partnered with many of our favorite brands, big and small, to make it easier than ever to try their products. We all understand that trying something new is sometimes a risk — maybe it won’t taste good, maybe my kids never touch it — at its core we are removing that risk and opening up new, better, options.”

Once people receive and try their products, Abe’s Market will ask for feedback and their experiences, to better improve their selections, and help Abe’s Market sellers discover what consumers are looking for in all-natural and organic products.

Barnana - a dehydrated banana snack comprising all of the nutrients of a banana (high potassium!) with the convenience of on-the-go snacking. The organic, non-GMO and gluten-free line includes original, coconut, chocolate and peanut butter flavors.

Fruit.0 - A super portable, compact fruit pouch containing, well, just fruit. The 100% organic crushed fruit contains no additional ingredients or sugars and is vegan, non-GMO and free of nuts, fat, gluten and artificial ingredients.

Birch Benders Micro Pancakery - Making pancakes has never been easier. Certified organic and non-GMO Birch Benders include all the wholesome ingredients in the package and you only need to add water, shake and cook. The line offers gluten-free options and delicious flavors like cinnamon and banana buckwheat.

Hooray Puree - A perfect way to get your veggies on the go. Hooray Puree picks their organic vegetables at the peak of ripeness and purees them into gluten-free snack packs without adding any preservatives, dyes or acids. So when you’re not near the store, you can always have fresh sweet potatoes, spinach and butternut squash on hand.

Primal Spirit Foods: Love jerky but don’t eat meat? These meatless jerky strips, in six flavors like mesquite lime, teriyaki and Thai peanut, quash that craving when you need protein. The low-fat, non-GMO vegan treats comprise soy seitan and shiitake mushrooms and are certified kosher.

Powbab: Get a daily dose of delicious 100% antioxidants and boost your immunity with vitamins A, C and E from this superfood through tasty acai and pomegranate chews, moisturizing oil or powder you can mix into a drink. The fiber-packed vegan treat contains no gluten, dairy, soy or nuts.

Health Warrior: Boost your run or workout (or even when you need a pick me up in the middle of the day) with chia-packed, flavorful energy bars. The non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, high-fiber bars with omega-3s comprise tasty flavors including chocolate peanut butter, coconut, coffee and banana nut.

KIND: Load up on healthy and tasty gluten-free snack bars, granola, healthy grains bars and more. KIND products are GMO free, protein packed, high fiber, dairy free and all natural. Toss a couple in your bag, your desk or in your gym locker and grab it whenever you need a little extra energy with great taste. (Note: The KIND clusters in this promo are GF)

Quinn Popcorn: Quinn reinvented microwave popcorn and made it healthy. Comprising organic, non-GMO, vegan ingredients in a chemical-free bag, Quinn makes movie time — or anytime — more delicious with flavors including Vermont maple and sea salt, hickory smoked cheddar, parmesan and rosemary and just plain sea salt.

Rip Van Wafel: Coffee time just got more delicious! Just unwrap, place over steaming coffee (or tea!) wait a few minutes and enjoy an all-natural, high fructose corn syrup-free caramel- or cocoa-filled, crunchy Dutch treat!

Urban Accents: You’ve never had more fun or an easier time cooking, baking or grilling than when using Urban Accents dry glazes, rubs, flapjack mixes, seasonings, veggie roasters and more. The gourmet food line produces non-GMO, all-natural and gluten-free products.

World Peas: This green pea snack makes it easy for you to forget high-fat greasy chips. With exotic flavors like Sicilian tomato, Santa Barbara Ranch, Hungarian garlic and Nagano wasabi, World Peas delights without gluten, dairy or high fructose corn syrup.

I Heart Keenwah: Love quinoa but don’t like when it spills in your bag when you try to take it on the go? I Heart Keenwah, with its delicious gluten-free, high-fiber crunchy clusters of almond, chocolate, peanut butter and cranberry, is a perfect snack to take anywhere with you.

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Kids Summer Movie Programs 2014

It’s hot outside, and you want to treat your kids to a few hours of fun without breaking the bank right? When we lived in Southern California during one of my husbands assignments, our moms group LOVED movie days. Why? It might be 100 degrees outside but for only $1 we could enjoy a kid friendly movie in a nice air conditioned theater for a few hours! Whatever your reason, here are some of the national and regional Kids Summer Movie programs and details for 2014. I will update this list as I find more:

Regal Entertainment Group

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The 2014 Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. These movies will start at 10 am and are all rated G or PG.

Week

1. Hotel Transylvania & The Smurfs 2

2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 & The Pirates: Band of Misfits

3.  Arthur Christmas  & Despicable Me 2

4. The Lego Movie & Free Birds

5. Adventures of TinTin & Rise of the Guardians

6. Kung Fu Panda 2 & Madagascar 3

7.  The Croods & Epic

8. Turbo & Walking With Dinosaurs

9. Mr. Peabody and Sherman & Rio 2

 

Carmike Cinemas 

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 Summer Kids Series. All movies include a small popcorn, small drink and ticket for only $4. Movies start at 10 am

  1. Epic 2D  6/5/14
  2. The Croods  6/15/14
  3. Turbo  6/19/14
  4. Despicable Me 2D  6/26/14
  5. Despicable Me 2, 2D  7/3/14
  6. The Nut Job 2D 7/3/14
  7. The Lego Movie 2D 7/17/14
  8. RIO 2D  7/24/14
  9. Mr. Peabody 2D 7/31/14
  10. RIO 2  8/7/14

 

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Cinemark 

Summer Movie Clubhouse. Pay $1 per movie or $5 for 10 movies!! All films are rated G or PG. Movie dates vary per location. Some of the movies that will be shown:

  1. Ice Age The Meltdown
  2. Epic
  3. The Croods
  4. Turbo
  5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  6. Walking With Dinosaurs
  7. The Lego Movie
  8. Rio 2
  9. Mr. Peabody and Sherman

 

Savannah area residents

Here are the additional theaters offering Summer movie programs

Royal Cinemas IMAX In Pooler

Admission is $1, Popcorn $2, and Drinks $2 Movies are every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. Doors will open at 9:15 am.

  1. Ice Age 4 6/3/14
  2. Rise of the Guardians 6/5/14
  3. How to Train Your Dragon 6/10/14
  4. Smurfs 2  6/12/14
  5. Turbo 6/17/14
  6. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2  6/19/14
  7. Epic 6/24/14
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 6/26/14
  9. Despicable Me 2  7/1/14
  10. Free Birds 7/3/14
  11. The Croods 7/8/14
  12. Madagascar 3  7/10/14
  13. Journey 2  7/15/14
  14. Hotel Transylvania 7/17/14
  15. The Nut Job 7/22/14
  16. The Lorax 7/24/14
  17. The Lego Movie 7/29/14
  18. Percy Jackson 2 7/31/14

 

Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12

Summer Movie Series.. Admission is $1, Popcorn $1.50, and Drinks $1.50 Movies are every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. Doors will open at 9:15 am

  1. Despicable Me 2D  6/03/14 & 6/05/14
  2. The Croods 6/10/14  &  6/12/14
  3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2  6/17/14 &  6/19/14
  4. Epic 6/24/14 & 6/26/14
  5. Turbo 7/1/14 & 7/3/14
  6. The Smurfs 2 7/8/14 &  7/10/14
  7. Escape From Planet Earth 7/15/14 & 7/17/14
  8. The Lego Movie 7/22/14 &  7/24/14

 

Georgia Theatre Company, Hinesville

Summer Movie Series.. Admission is $1, Popcorn $1.50, and Drinks $1.50 Movies are every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. Doors will open at 9:15 am

  1. Despicable Me 2D  6/03/14 & 6/05/14
  2. The Croods 6/10/14  &  6/12/14
  3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2  6/17/14 &  6/19/14
  4. Epic 6/24/14 & 6/26/14
  5. Turbo 7/1/14 & 7/3/14
  6. The Smurfs 2 7/8/14 &  7/10/14
  7. Escape From Planet Earth 7/15/14 & 7/17/14
  8. The Lego Movie 7/22/14 &  7/24/14
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This Memorial Day…..

As you go to family BBQ’s this weekend or are just enjoying your day off, please take a moment and remember the men and women of our armed forces past and present. We come from a big Military family: both parents, grandparents, in laws, aunts and uncles, brother in law,

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(Picture I took of my sister and her husband on their wedding day)

 

tons of friends, and my “adopted” soldier who served in Iraq.

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However, not all came home. A dear childhood friend of mine lost her husband in Afghanistan, my sister lost a few of her friends as well. We have a big Military family on This Mommy Saves Money so to them and their families and to anyone who has a loved one in the Military; I say Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your service!

 

Memorial Day 

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Couponing 101

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I posted this a few years ago, but wanted to bring this back to the top (with a few new details added in), for those new to couponing. Make sure to also read my Considerate Couponing article that gives you more tips and helps you with ethical couponing.

Create a Wanted List

What do you cook or bake most often? Create a list of your top 10 “go to” recipes, and write down each ingredient you will need for those recipes. Then, create a price sheet – write down the item, the price per ounce (or pound, etc), and the date you find those prices. Tracking your most used items across a span of 6 weeks or so will ensure you know the lowest prices, and know when to buy. Combining these low prices with coupons can easily slash your grocery bill in half!

Finding Coupons

Find coupons in your Sunday paper, in magazines, in store, and online. When printing coupons, make sure it is a higher value coupon so it is worth the expense (paper, ink). Before purchasing a Sunday paper, make sure the coupons are actually in it. Subscribing to the paper will prevent you from missing coupons, and is cheaper than purchasing one at the store every week. Hold a “coupon swap” with friends! I have many friends that need baby item coupons. My little one no longer needs these items, so I will swap them with friends for coupons that I do need.

 

Organizing Coupons

You can use envelopes, a filing system,  MyCouponKeeper, or a binder to organize your coupons. Find out what works best for you, and try it out. If it doesn’t work as well as you expected it to, try another organization method. This is where I see the most frustration with those new to couponing, is they try one method, get frustrated and give up. I honestly have tried every method during my years of couponing. You have to find which one works best for you!

 

Matching Coupons to Deals

The key to couponing is to be patient. When you purchase the Sunday paper, clip and organize your coupons, and then find your stores match-ups on This Mommy Saves Money. Do not try to use the coupons the same week you get them, unless there’s an amazing deal at that time! Why? You are most likely to find the best deals closer to the expiration date of the coupon! Shopping at stores that double coupons is ideal, but is not always possible. Holding onto the coupons to wait for the sales cycles to match up is the best way to get the most for your money.

 

The Trick to Couponing

Find a high value coupon, match it up with a big sale, find another coupon (in-store, rebate, etc) and stack it with the first one, and there ya have it! Be sure to follow your store coupon policy! That is the trick to successful couponing. Fairly simple, especially if you check my site often! Try to only buy items when on sale, and match  them with a coupon, so you get the best deal possible!

 

Storing Your Stockpile

After you’ve been couponing for a few weeks, you may have some sort of stockpile in your home. The best place to store your stockpile is the basement, but if you don’t have a basement there are lots of other options! Try creating extra shelves in your pantry, or searching Pinterest for organizing ideas for small spaces. Shelves, boxes, and closets are all great options for storing your growing stockpile. Don’t forget to rotate the older items towards the front of the shelves when adding new items.

 

What are your personal tips to couponing successfully? What methods work best for you?

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