It seems like holidays like Motherâ€™s Day and Fatherâ€™s day end up being ones that we donâ€™t plan for, or that cost us more than we think. But, as a mom, I can honestly say that the best Motherâ€™s day gifts are the gifts from the heart. My kids are still young, but my husband doesnâ€™t have them buy me a Motherâ€™s day gift, or take me out for lunch. Instead, they make cards for me, and usually do some type of craft. Some years my husband has purchased inexpensive craft supplies and theyâ€™ll make something that will last (such as a clay heart that says â€œmomâ€ on it, or a little box they painted and glued their picture on).
I realize not everyone has time to make a nice gift, but I think youâ€™d be surprised what you can come up with. What about making â€œgift certificatesâ€ to do something at a later date with your mom. Maybe you could clean her house, mow her yard, plant her some flowers, etc. Or perhaps you could make her a nice lunch or dinner and just let her relax. I know a great gift for me would be for my family to clean the house! You shouldnâ€™t allow Motherâ€™s Day (or Fatherâ€™s Day) to create financial stress.
Also, check out your local dollar store for a card. I buy almost all of my cards throughout the year at a dollar store, unless itâ€™s a card we make. Â Often they are even less than a dollar.Â I never buy cards for childrenâ€™s birthday parties. I have my kids make the cards for their friendâ€™s birthdays. They love putting their own personal touches on the card.
If you have a little more time and enjoy being a little more creative, why not try some of the gifts in a jar?Â I found some recipes you may want to check out.
I hope that gives you some ideas on how to avoid the financial pitfalls that often come with Motherâ€™s Day! Donâ€™t get me wrongâ€¦thereâ€™s nothing wrong with giving Mom gifts. But, if finances are tight, Iâ€™m sure Mom understands if you canâ€™t manage it.
Now for some other good stuff!
All You Magazine May Coupon List – FrugallyThrify has been kind enough to provide us a list of coupons that will be in Walmartâ€™s All You Magazine that hits the newsstands soon.Â You can check it out here to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for less.Â However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has less coupons than the newsstand version.
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Now, on to the deals this week!
Know the Lingo BOGO â€“ Buy one, get one free SS â€“ Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sundayâ€™s papers) RP â€“ Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sundayâ€™s papers) PG â€“ Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sundayâ€™s papers) GM â€“ General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sundayâ€™s papers) Blinkie â€“ coupon dispensers in stores Peelie â€“ coupons found on products that you peel off Hangtag â€“ coupons found hanging on bottles All You â€“ Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription
Whole Foods:Â Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons. Â You may also want to check out The Thrifty Mamaâ€™s post on Whole Foods deals here.
Publix Greenwise:Â Click here for their weekly ads.
Many thanks to IHeartPublix.com for their great tips on shopping at Publix!
For Publix â€œSuper Dealsâ€ for 4/25-5/4, please click here.
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