Coupons on Social Media

One of the best ways to find coupons and deals nowadays is through social media.  Companies are always using promotions in order to get individuals to follow or "like" their company online.  In fact it is the number one thing that consumers look for from companies on social media.

Flavor without the Fat

One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh, vibrant flavors that you can cook with. Fruits and veggies are in season, it’s hot so you want to eat lighter food, and it is easier to grow your own herbs, fruits and veggies.  It is a great time of year to experiment with adding flavor to your food without adding fat. Here are some of the tips and tricks that I like to use. The best part is you can experiment as much as you want and have fun with it.

Growing your own Herbs

Another great way to save money is to grow your own herbs. Not only will it save you from having to shell out money on a bunch of herbs that you only use half of before they go bad, it will also give you the freedom to add strong flavors to any recipes. Fresh herbs are a great way to add a lot of flavor to a dish without adding extra fat or calories.

 

Groceries at Target

Now that most Target locations have added full or close to full grocery sections they have become a viable option for buying all your food. Since this is the case I thought I would comment on some of the items that you can save money on by buying them at Target.The list may be short right now but I will continue to add things as I notice them. Also I realize priving is different all around the country so make sure you check your prices before purchasing.

Mobile coupons

You no longer have to wait for the Sunday paper to clip your weekly coupons. As I have talked about before you can get coupons online through a number of services, but now you can also get them on your mobile phone. Many of these coupons are not for food offers since the discounts are most often sent in the form of a code that you fill in to get the discount. Cellfire allows you to download coupons onto some grocery store chains’ club cards. This is a very easy way to save since the coupons are all on a card that you would swipe at your checkout anyway. In a years time the use of mobile coupons as gone up 25% according to the New York Times. To sign up to receive these mobile coupons or find out more about them you can visit one of the websites listed below. They are all set up as aggregators of these types of coupons and deals.  There are also a couple of mobile applications for the iPhone that deal with coupons.  One word of caution about using both mobile and online coupons. Some stores and some states do not accept these types of coupons because they are worried about fraud.  Just know that there could be an issue when using them, but don’t let this stop you from trying. There are some really great deals out there!

Coupon Websites:

8coupons  http://www.8coupons.com/

Cellfire http://www.cellfire.com/

Yowza http://getyowza.com/

Zavers http://www.zavers.com/