Spend Smarter!

It is all about spending smarter - Why spend money you do not have to??
The Deal Diva appears in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday in the Business/Moneywise section! Thanks to all of you for reading!!
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How to Best Use The List :
* The lists are current store specials with recent coupons from Sunday coupon inserts found in the newspaper.
For additional coupons use RedPlum.com, Coupons.com, and SmartSource.com
BOGO deals are generally the best deals out there especially if you have a coupon. Remember you do not have to buy two to get the special price. If you want to buy two make sure you have two coupons to save the most!!
Part of being a savvy shopper is staying organized. Try going through your coupon organizer every few weeks to discard old coupons.
If a coupon says "ANY" and does not specify " does not include trail size" then you can get the smallest size possible and it is perfectly legit to do so. Some of the best coupons say "ANY" and I have gotten tons of trail size products, great items to donate!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Great Tips for the Laundry Room

Great tip for the Laundry Room –
We save on fabric softener by applying a small amount of liquid fabric softener to a old clean sock, then toss the sock into the dryer with the wet clothes. Just press part of the sock right over the opening of the softener bottle, tip the bottle over enough for a small amount of softener (size of a quarter works for us), to be deposited onto the sock.

Of course you can use an old washcloth, or whatever, but keep reusing it. I used a sock because I can easily keep track of it by tying it around the neck of the softener bottle.
I used a generous coupon to buy the softener about a year ago, and still have nearly 1/2 of the bottle left! (PS: lavender scent on your sheets and pj's really will help you sleep like a baby.) Also we stopped adding softener to the washer rinse cycle because items that need to be absorbent, like towels, socks, etc. become less absorbent when coated with softener over a period of time. The dryer does a good job of making most things come out soft anyway, even without softener.

Or cut sponges in half and keep them in a plastic container on top of the dryer filled with fabric softener diluted with water. Use pair of tongs to squeeze out the sponge and toss it into the dryer.
-great tips from TipHero.com