Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tips from All You Magazine

Last month I shared a deal for All You Magazine. Because I love All You so much and in case my argument before wasn't convincing enough, I want to share with you a few of my favorites tips & ideas from the August issue.

If you are interested in purchasing a subscription to All You magazine, Amazon has a good deal going on right now- $19.95 for All You (1-year auto-renewal).

Watermelon Coolers
8 cups seeded 1/2-inch watermelon cubes
2 cups chilled ginger ale
1/4 cup water
6 ounces frozen limeade concentrate

Arrange watermelon cubes on a baking sheet. Freeze 30 minutes, or until solidly frozen. Working in batches, blend frozen watermelon, chilled ginger ale, 1/4 cup water and frozen limeade concentrate in a blender until smooth. Serve in chilled glasses. 

Cost: $1.14 per serving 

Saving Money at the Supermarket
"A trip to the supermarket will run you about 4% more than it did last year." Ouch! I didn't realize that.

Here are just a few of their suggestions for saving on your grocery bill:

"Put your slow cooker to work on a pork shoulder or another tasty, inexpensive cut."

"Add just a sprinkling of a bolder cheese, like sharp Cheddar, instead of piling on a milder variety. Shred your own to save a lot." 

Then Came You, by Jennifer Weiner

Curl up with a book:

Check out the new release by Jennifer Weiner, Then Came You. Jennifer is one of my favorite chick lit authors. To purchase:

Then Came You: A Novel

Then Came You [Kindle edition]

Save Money on Back to School Shopping

I feel so bad for all school aged children. Summer isn't anywhere near over & all the stores are already in "Back to School" mode. Let the kids enjoy their summer!

But, if you are a parent and already gearing up for a budget-busting back to school season, here is one tip I liked:

"Staples gives me $2 in rewards every time I bring in a used ink-jet printer cartridge (to recycle). I hang onto them and turn them in 10 at once, and I use the rewards to buy needed supplies." Connie Schmidt, 45, Slippery Rock, Pa.

"Soothe with sweetener

Do you color your hair at home? Sprinkle a packet of Sweet n' Low into the dye to reduce scalp irritation."

Wow! Does this really work? If you try it please come back & let me know!