Saving Money On Your Next Move

There are few times in life that are as chaotic and stressful as moving. You have to consider a million moving parts, and something is always bound to go wrong. Plus, moving can be a real financial drain. Unless you are moving for a new job that is providing a generous relocation bonus, moving will probably require a sizeable chunk of your change. But you don't have to break the bank on your next move. Here are three ways you can save money when you move:
 
Think Ahead
 
You're going to have a lot to take care of before you move, but don't let that keep you from making a solid plan. Even if you feel pressed for time, it will be worth it to sit down and think about the details well before you actually start moving. Not only will this allow you to think about your budget and anticipate any additional expenses, it will help you stay more organized and grounded. For example, if you plan ahead, you will have plenty of time to find a trustworthy moving company and shop around for the best rate. Not to mention you won't run the risk of discovering at the last minute that all the moving companies in town are booked up. Plus, creating a plan and budget will help you anticipate the potential for overspends and keep you on track.
 
Tis The Season… For Moving
 
You can probably guess that the most popular time to move is the summer. Summer moves are much easier because there isn't the additional worry of moving in the middle of a snowstorm or driving a moving truck on icy highways. Unfortunately, the popularity of summer moves means that moving companies and truck rentals will likely be more expensive and it will be harder to reserve the days you want. It's not always feasible to choose when we move, but if you have a choice in the matter, it will probably be less expensive to move in the fall or the spring instead of the summer months. And if you must move during the summer, a weekday move should be more economical than a weekend move.
 
Be Specific And Ask For What You Want
 
If you will be working with a service like a moving company or rental agent, it is possible that you could run into hidden fee. This means that it's very important to tell your movers or agent exactly what your moving situation entails and what exactly you expect from them. Ask what services could cost extra and talk together to anticipate any costly issues. Also, you don't have to assume that a quoted price is the moving company's final offer. Don't be afraid to negotiate.
  
Author's bio: Logan is a guest author and relocation expert. He believes using a moving company will usually make for a smoother, cheaper move for most people.

Progresso Soup Coupons

 Progresso has released its new line of Progresso Recipe Starters sauces. We can´t wait for you to try them! Get a head start with dinner on busy weeknights this September with coupons for Progresso Recipe Starters. Get $0.65 savings off the purchase of 1 can of Progresso® Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce with this coupon.

In addition, you can visit here to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso® Light soup. Creamy Progresso Light soups are a satisfying and delicious way to help maintain your weight. Varieties such as the Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese or the Chicken Pot Pie Style pack a flavorful punch in 100 calories!

Here are the Progresso Soup Coupons!
     
PS: Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a $25 Amazon Giftcard, ends Fri 9/21.

9/23 Sunday Coupon Inserts - 1 SS

There will be one Smartsource insert in your 9/23 Sunday paper this weekend. Here's a list of the coupons.
 
Arm & Hammer $1/1 Tooth Tunes toothbrush (12/31/12)
Bissell $1/1 portable machine formula or pet formula (11/30/12)
Cheerios $.50/1 box (regular) (11/3/12)
Ecotrin $1/1 (12/31/12)
General Mills $.50/2 4.5oz+ Bugles, Chex Mix, Pillsbury Baguette Chips or Gardetto's Snack Mix bags (11/17/12)
Gevalia $1.50/1 coffee 12oz bag (10/23/12)
Glade $.55/1 premium room spray 9.7oz (11/3/12)
Glade $1.50/2 4oz jar or Scented Oil candles product (11/3/12)
Glade $1/1 Scented Oil twin refill or $1/2 single refills (11/3/12)
Glade $2/2 Fall Collection products (11/3/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 Cream 6.5oz or smaller excluding trial (11/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 Foot Cream (11/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 Intensive Healing Hand Cream (11/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 Lotion 13oz+ ets (11/30/12)
Hartz $1/1 Crunch'n Clean dog treat (10/31/12)
Hartz $1/1 Oinkies or Hearty Stuffers (10/31/12)
Heinz $.50/1 mayonnaise (11/18/12)
Heinz $.50/2 homestyle beans (11/18/12)
Hershey's $1/3 Reese's, Kit Kat, Hershey's, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers snack size bags 9-22oz (10/13/12)
ICAPS $3/1 eye vitamin and mineral product (11/30/12)
KC Masterpiece $.50/1 barbecue sauce 28oz+ or marinade 16oz+ (11/25/12)
Kingsford $2 off meat wyb charcoal 8.3lb+ or Match Light 6.3lb+ (11/25/12)
Marzetti $2/1 refrigerated salad dressing (11/18/12)
NasalCrom $1/1 (12/31/12)
Nytol/Compoz/Sominex $.35/1 (12/31/12)
One A Day $2/1 adult multivitamin product (10/31/12)
Percogesic/Stanback $.35/1 24ct+ on Stanback (12/31/12)
Pledge B1G1 free multi surface product; 9.7oz aerosol, trigger and wipes up to $4.99 (11/4/12)
Sargento $.75/1 natural cheese snacks (11/4/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $.75/1 All Purpose Cleaner with Fantastik (11/4/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/1 One Step toilet bowl cleaner starter kit or $2/2 One Step toilet bowl cleaner refills (11/4/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 bathroom cleaning products (11/4/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 toilet cleaning products (11/4/12)
Shout $1/2 products ets (11/4/12)
Sunbelt Bakery $.55/1 family pack dnd (11/30/12)
Systane $1.50/1 product (11/30/12)
Tom's of Maine $1/1 deodorant or bar soap (11/17/12)
Tom's of Maine $1/1 Naturally Dry Antiperspirant (11/17/12)
Tom's of Maine $1/1 toothpaste, mouthwash or floss ets (11/17/12)
Tyson $.75/1 Grilled & Ready chicken (12/31/12)
Wholly Guacamole $1/1 (10/31/12)
Windex $.55/1 multi-surface product (11/4/12)
Windex $1/2 glass cleaner products (11/4/12)
Yoplait $.75/1 Light yogurt with granola (11/17/12)
Ziploc $.55/1 Perfect Portions bags (11/3/12)
Ziploc $1/2 bags (11/3/12)
Ziploc $1/2 Slider bags (11/3/12)
 
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Amazon $25 GC Giveaway #dewcrew - CLOSED

Did you watch the NASCAR race this weekend? It was quite the thriller with a few laps to go and the lead change. My favorite #dewcrew Hendrick driver didn't win this time, but there are nine more races to go.

I did enjoy a nice cold refreshing Diet Mt Dew though while watching the race. Mountain Dew is the ONLY soda that I'll drink and I just stocked up at the store last week with twelve 12 packs! I love the fresh, light flavor and it goes down smooth when you're thirsty and hot. It's my favorite beverage in the afternoon to keep me wide awake.

And you can enjoy it too! Join the #dewcrew. They are providing a $25 Amazon Gift card code to one lucky reader in this giveaway. The giveaway ends on Friday, September 21 at 5pm PST. Open to US residents Only. Submissions after this date and time will not be considered eligible to win.

To enter you must do two things:

1. Like this blog post by clicking the LIKE button below post. AND

2. Leave a comment telling me why you like Mountain Dew. Make sure your email address is in your blog comment since that is how I will contact the winner.

For a BONUS entry do this:
3. Like my facebook page and leave another comment on this blog post telling me you did so.

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Disclosure: I am being compensated monetarily for hosting this giveaway.

Pillsbury Deals At Publix

Starting Thursday, Publix will have Pillsbury refrigerated products on sale, and there are some stacking coupons to make this a pretty good deal. Just use the Publix coupon from last Sunday paper (09/16 RP) or print it online. Then stack with one of the great new Pillsbury coupons available to print HERE.  Here's the deal buy three (3) for $1.99 each for $5.97 - $2 PQ - $0.40 MQ so its only $3.57 for three items or $1.19 each.
 
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 8 to 13.9 oz, or French Loaf, 8 to 13.6 oz or Breadsticks or Pizza Crust, $1.99
-$2/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Dough Items PUBLIX Coupon-$2/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Dough Items PUBLIX Coupon 9/16/2012 RP Insert
 

New Colgate Coupons to Print

Here are some new coupons to print for your favorite Colgate Toothpaste. If you shop at Publix you can stack these with the colgate coupon found in the Green Advantage Buy (GAB) flyer found in the front turnstile in the store. It was also delivered in your Sunday newspaper this past weekend.
 
$0.50 off any one Colgate Optic White Toothbrush
  • $0.75 off any one Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
  • $0.75 off any one Colgate Optic White™ Mouthwash

  • #Free Photo Calendar

    There is a great deal available from Vistaprint! All those summer vacation photos will look great in your own wall or desk calendar! I just got back from up North and visiting family and friends so I've been planning on a wall calendar to relive all those wonderful fun times we just shared.
     
    Get a FREE Photo Calendar! Customize with icons, text, photos and themed designs for a unique calendar. Add up to 13 of your favorite photos for FREE and receive in as few as 3 days! The product is FREE, just pay shipping and processing.
     
    For me the shipping comes to just a little more than five dollars.

    #CFLBlogCon - My First Blog Conference

    This past weekend I attended #CFLBlogCon, The Central Florida Blog Conference that was hosted by the Orlando Science Center. It was a beautiful facility that had lots of classrooms and the Cinedome for the keynote speaker. It was well organized and the attendees were all very friendly - it was a high energy event and certainly motivated me to do more with my blog. I would certainly recommend attending next year, especially if you live in central Florida.
     
    Even though I've had this blog for a couple years, I've struggled to figure out my goal. At first I wanted to share frugal living ideas and tips that I do to get the most out of living frugal. I have a hard time spending money. My DH complains all the time how I'm so cheap, but it does take me a lot of time and inward justification to spend even a few bucks.  That's when I began really couponing and becoming obsessed with not spending any money on groceries. We've pretty much had free groceries and household supplies for several years now because of couponing. But it's becoming harder and harder. My Publix receipt used to always be under a dollar, but now it may be two or three dollars. And, GASP! yesterday I spent over five dollars because we decided to get some beer with our overage.
     
    So, back to the blog conference. There are definitely some technical things I need to improve my blog, and improve my facebook presence and increase my "Likes". These haven't really been my goals in the past, but they are what others measure to understand my "reach". The very first thing I need to focus on is my goal for the blog. I'm thinking I want it to be more of a frugal living blog with storytelling and problem solving, rather than a deals blog. People who have deals blogs work very hard to constantly put out the latest deal and it requires steady updating. If the updates slow down, there is a direct correlation to blog traffic and revenue drops.
     
    The first thing I need to do is dedicate some time to this site. After my dull workday at the government job, I want to take some of my couponing time and start spending it on my blog instead. All of these social media sites are blocked at the office, so it will kind of become my part time job after work. I need to update facebook each day, and interact on twitter, and update the website with some ads and tools to help readers share my stories. Since. I'm not skilled in code and all that technical stuff, I think Youtube will become my friend as I attempt to watch tutorials and videos to figure out how to implement some of these changes.
     
    So be ready for some changes, and please let me know if you have any ideas to help me along.

    9/16 Sunday Coupon Inserts - SS RP

    Smartsource 9/16
     
    Alexia $.55/1 frozen item (10/28/12)
    Aussie $1/2 products ets (10/31/12)
    Bayer $1/1 Aspirin product 20ct+ (10/28/12)
    Campbells $.40/3 Great for Cooking soups excluding Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken (11/4/12)
    Campbells $.40/4 Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken soups (11/4/12)
    Campbells $.50/2 100% Natural soup (10/31/12)
    Campbells $.75/1 Slow Kettle style soup (10/31/12)
    Clairol $2/1 Nice 'n Easy or Natural Instincts ets (10/31/12)
    Farmer John $2/2 lunchmeat packages (10/16/12)
    Fiber One $.50/1 90 Calorie Brownies (11/10/12)
    GE $1/1 energy smart, reveal CFL, energy efficient reveal or energy efficient soft white lighting product (12/16/12)
    Glade Buy 4oz jar candle and get Expressions Oil Diffuser starter kit free up to 8.99 (10/28/12)
    Glade Buy PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill and get Expressions Fragrance Mist starter kit free up to $4.49 (10/28/12)
    Goodnites $2/1 underwear jumbo pack+ (10/13/12)
    Halls $1/2 17ct+ drops bags (11/10/12)
    Herbal Essences Buy 1 shampoo, get 1 conditioner or styler free up to $6.99 (10/31/12)
    Hershey's $1/2 Bliss chocolates 8oz+ (12/14/12)
    Hershey's $2/2 Simple Pleasures chocolates 5.6oz (10/31/12)
    Hill's Science Diet $1/1 Ideal Balance dog treats (10/21/12)
    Hill's Science Diet $1/2 Ideal Balance dog food cans (10/21/12)
    Hill's Science Diet $2/1 Ideal Balance pet food (10/21/12)
    Huggies $.40/1 baby wipes 56ct+ (10/13/12)
    Huggies $1/1 diapers (10/13/12)
    Huggies $2/1 Little Movers Slip-On diapers (10/13/12)
    iD Gum B1G1 free single pack up to $1.79 (11/10/12)
    Jell-O $.80/2 refrigerated snacks (10/16/12)
    Johnsonville $.75/1 premium cooking sausage (10/31/12)
    Jolly Time $.50/1 microwave popcorn (10/31/12)
    Kraft $.75/1 Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb mix (10/20/12)
    Mitchum $1.50/2 Men men or women product excluding trial and multipacks (10/21/12)
    Nature Valley $.50/1 5ct+ Protein Chewy Bars (11/10/12)
    Neutrogena $1/1 lip or eye makeup (11/30/12)
    Neutrogena $2/1 face makeup (11/30/12)
    Olay $3/2 bars or body washes excluding Simply Olay and trial size (10/31/12)
    Olay $5/1 Pro-X or Regenerist Facial Moisturizer excludes trial and brush head refills (10/31/12)
    Pantene Buy 1 shampoo, get conditioner or styler free up to $6.99 (10/31/12)
    Prevacid $7/2 42ct 24HR products (10/13/12)
    Revlon $2/1 $4+ beauty tool TARGET coupon (10/13/12)
    Schick $1/1 Quattro for Women razor or refill (10/27/12)
    Schick $2/1 Quattro Titanium razor, trimmer or refill (10/27/12)
    Scotch-Brite $.75/2 scrub sponge or scour pad multi-packs, dishwands and dishwand refills (10/31/12)
    Scott $.50/1 Naturals Flushable wipes (10/21/12)
    Scott $1/12+ rolls Extra Soft Bath Tissue (10/21/12)
    Swanson $.50/1 Flavor Boost variety (11/18/12)
    Tabasco $.60/1 sauce (10/31/12)
    Total $.75/1 Whole Grain Total or Total Raisin Bran (10/127/12)
    V8 $1/2 64oz Splash beverages (10/28/12)
    WhoNu? $1/2 nutrition rich cookies (11/11/12)
    Zyrtec $4/1 24ct+ product ets (10/6/12)
    Zytrec $7/1 40ct+ product ets (9/24/12)
     
    Redplum 9/16
     
    Alka Seltzer $1/1 Plus product (11/10/12)
    Alka-Seltzer $1/1 antacid product excludes Plus cold products (11/10/12)
    Alli $5/1 90ct+ product (12/16/12)
    Benecol $2/1 spread dnd (12/15/12)
    C&H $.40/1 Organic 24oz or Washed Raw 32oz sugar (11/30/12)
    C&H $.50/1 sugar product 2lbs+ (11/30/12)
    C&H $.65/1 Organic Light or Amber Agave Nectar bottle (11/30/12)
    Centrum $2/1 regular, Silver Multivitamins or Flavor Burst Chews 60ct+ (10/13/12)
    Centrum $2/1 Specialist multivitamin 56ct+ (10/13/12)
    Centrum $5/1 ProNutrients supplement (10/13/12)
    Covergirl $2.50/1 Outlast Lip color product ets (10/31/12)
    Covergirl $5/2 lip products excludes Outlast and trial (10/31/12)
    DermaSik $5/1 full size product (10/16/12)
    Gain $1/1 detergent or fabric softener ets (10/31/12)
    Gain $2/2 detergent or fabric softener ets (10/31/12)
    Gillette $3/1 disposable razor ets (10/31/12)
    Gillette $3/2 Fusion ProGlide or Mach3 razors or cartridges TARGET coupon (10/16/12)
    Head & Shoulders $1/1 hair care item ets (10/16/12)
    IHOP At Home $1/1 syrup dnd (12/31/12)
    L'Oreal $.25/1 Vive Pro shampoo or conditioner (11/11/12)
    L'Oreal $.75/1 Studio Line styling product (11/11/12)
    L'Oreal $1/1 Paris cleanser ets (11/11/12)
    L'Oreal $1/1 Paris face cosmetic product excludes Magic Perfecting Base .17floz mini size (11/11/12)
    L'Oreal $1/1 Paris moisturizer or serum/treatment ets (11/11/12)
    L'Oreal $2/1 haircolor product (10/28/12)
    L'Oreal $5/2 haircolor products (10/28/12)
    Nestle $1/2 Pure Life .5-liter muti-packs 15pk+ (10/28/12)
    Newman's Own $.50/1 pasta sauce (10/27/12)
    Newman's Own $.50/1 salad dressing (10/27/12)
    Newman's Own $1/1 Thin & Crispy pizza (10/27/12)
    Nutro $4/1 Natural Choice dry dog food (11/11/12)
    Old Spice $1/2 deodorants or body washe ets TARGET coupon (10/16/12)
    Pup-Peroni $1/1 dog snacks 5.6oz+ (11/15/12)
    Purina $1/both 1 ONE dry cat food AND 2 3oz ONE wet cat food cans (12/16/12)
    Success $.50/1 rice product (12/9/12)
    Swiffer $1/1 WetJet pad refill original 17ct, extra power pad 14t+ AND solutions ets (10/31/12)
    Swiffer $5/1 WetJet starter kit ets (10/31/12)
    Tide $.50/1 PODS 14-40ct bag excludes tubs and trial (10/31/12)
    Truvia $2/1 Baking Blend with sugar or natural sweetener (12/10/12)

    Target Coupons
    Free $5 gift card with purchase of three hair care items: 25.4oz+ Pantene shampoo or conditioner, Nice 'n Easy color, Natural Instincts color (9/29/12)
    $2/2 Covergirl eye or lip cosmetic items excludes 1-Kit Eye Enhancers shadow, Lipslicks gloss and Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers gloss (10/29/12)
    Free Gillette Satin Care shave gel with purchase of Venus shave item; razor or cartridge pack ets (10/29/12)
    $2 off Olay Pro-X facial skincare item; moisturizer or treatment (10/29/12)
    $1 off Crest/Oral-B 3D White oral care items; toothpaste, toothbrush, mouth rinse ets (10/29/12)
     
    via www.Couponpreviews.info

    New Coupons To Print - Campbells, Glade, Listerine

    • $0.40 off any THREE Campbell's Condensed Soups
    • $0.40 off (3) Campbell's Condensed Soups
    • $1.00 off Rondele by President Gourmet Spreadable
    • $5.00 off any one (1) REMBRANDT 2-Hr KIT