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Fall is here!

Welcome back to the Savings Queens!  Brooke and I ended up both taking the summer off of blogging.  But I am back and even more energized to blog about savings again.  Now that we both have a full year of couponing and understanding the sales, we hope to have more advice for those interested.  I have also been creating new goals for myself, with the upcoming wedding, I will need to keep saving!

I also hope to focus on healthy food and meals, with the occansional yummy treat thrown in.  I will also be in need of a new car in the next year or two and need to focus on saving for the upcoming purchase.

Hope you enjoy the blog and feel free to send us questions or comments.


It’s been awhile…

Wow, the summer has just flown by and Brooke and I have been pretty busy!  I also had taken some time off from deals.  My closet was overflowing with product and samples…we refer to this closet as Target 🙂

Now that we are in the middle of August and fall is just around the corner, I am ready to start looking for deals again.  I am a bit pickier on the deals and coupons that I save because I don’t want to burn myself out again!  Hopefully, we will again have something that will help you save some money and get the products you like!

One of my first topics of focus is going to be products that apply towards a health savings plan.  We have a health savings plan that we add a little bit of money to each year for those unplanned events.  It turns out we didn’t use it all, so I will be shopping for items that will apply towards the health savings plan.


Springpad – Online Organizing

I read a post about Springpad on Fantabulously Frugal’s website and I was hooked after 30 seconds!  This is an online organizing site (my favorite word is organizing) and it allows you to save anything and everything online into your Springpad.  I think my favorite part is the recipe section and the ability to create lists.  The recipe section allows you to save a recipe and create a shopping list out of the ingredients.  I would highly suggest taking a few minutes to check it out and see if it is something that could help you.  Now when I find a recipe, I can just send it to my Springpad using “my favorites” and will be able to find it later.  Plus, I can create a shopping list throughout the entire week and when I am at the store, I can pull up the list on my phone with the app.  This is going to save me a lot of time searching for recipes each week and creating a list, only to forget it at home 🙂

Note: I have not been contacted by Springpad, I just absolutely love the site and wanted to share.  The more I learn about it, the more I will share.


$5 Magazines from Amazon

Amazon is offering 1 year subscriptions to 5 health and fitness type magazines for just $5!  Here are the choices:

Backpacker, EatingWell, Fitness, Vegetarian Times, and Yoga Journal

Go here to find more information.  Thanks Coupon Cravings!

Happy New Year!

May you have a happy and blessed 2010!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Savings Queens.

Host a House Party

A couple months ago I saw a post about signing up to throw a Betty Crocker cookie mix house party.  I love entertaining, especially around the holidays, and have a newly remodeled kitchen so I signed up.  A few weeks later I received an email letting me know I had been selected to host a party.  I started using the website to invite my guests and loved the postings from other hosts sharing their party plans.  I decided that in addition to making cookies at the party it would be fun to have a cookie exchange. 

As a party host I received a party box which included:

  • Betty Crocker cookie magazine
  • 15 recipe cards
  • 15 red spoons
  • 15 cups
  • 15 napkins
  • $15 gift card
  • 15 sets of 10 cookie recipes with high value coupons
  • 15 magnetic notepads
  • Betty Crocker apron


It was fun to have the goodies to give away at the party and nice to have a little bit of money to help with the expense of throwing a party.  I just applied to host a Wii Fit House Party but it looks like they are no longer accepting applicants.  House Party is currently accepting applicants for the following:


They have other upcoming parties posted, although they are not yet accepting applications.  I am keeping my eye on the Ziploc Home Organization Party and the Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Brunch. 

Posted by Brooke

Happy Thanksgiving!

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, from the Savings Queens!

Pinecone Research- Get paid to take surveys


Pinecone research is accepting new members.  Pinecone does not accept applicants very often, so apply as soon as possible HERE.  If accepted, you will earn $3 for each survey you complete.  I have been a member for 2 years now.  I probably only earn $30-60 a year but the best part is the full size samples they often send for feedback on a product.  The downside? Sometimes you find a product you love and they never release it in stores.

Home Made Simple Coupon Book

Click here to request your Home Made Simple Coupon Book.  It is filled with over $35 of savings.