Here are some things to think about as you consider how to spend that hard-earned cash this week:
* Check Taylortown Preview to see if tomorrow’s coupons make it worth it for you to buy the paper.
* Easter items are drastically marked down by this point. I intend to get some plastic eggs if there are any left. Ours didn’t make the move and I wasn’t about to pay full pop. The kids enjoyed finding Resurrection Eggs, instead. But, as next year all six may want to be in on the hunt, I think I’m going to need more than 2-3 dozen.
* As you peruse the Spring clearance, look for items that can be used for other holidays besides Easter. For example, pastel plates and napkins look good anytime.
* Check out the giveaways that I’m hosting. They all end tonight at midnight. Pop over here to enter for your chance to win 8th Continent Soymilk, Land O’Lakes Butter, and a very cute apron from ViViMiMo.
* With Earth Day (formerly known as Arbor Day) this week, a number of businesses will be featuring deals and freebies. For example, Fresh and Easy Markets will be giving away free, reusable shopping bags with every $10 purchase. (Thanks, Lime.com!) And don’t forget to come back next week as I will be featuring FOUR eco-friendly giveaways.
*Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Plan ahead so that you can be economical in how you bless the moms in your life. Sign up for Ebates and do your online shopping through their portal in order to get cash back on everything you buy. The rebates are even good on eBay purchases. Very cool!
* Barbecue season is just around the corner. Keep your eyes open for coupons and stock up sales on mustard, barbecue sauce, and salad dressings. Freebies4Mom has a great list of things that she never pays for. I remember reading it last year and then seeing it happen in my own pantry when I had up to 6 bottles of free BBQ sauce at a time. We just opened the last bottle, so I’ll be scoping out the deals.