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How We Saved Today: Cutting hair at home (& share how you saved & you could win a $100 Target gift card!)

Life has been a little full the past five days — attending (see some of the beauties I got to hang out with above? That was after 1 a.m. and we were still going strong!), spending a lot of quality time with my kiddos and husband on either end of the conference since I always miss them so much when I’m gone, and working with my team mapping out some big projects for 2015.

At any rate, I didn’t get a chance to get a How I Saved post up for a few days and this one isn’t from today, but I am still going to count it. 🙂

Cutting Hair at Home{I brought home some Scripture tattoos for him from the Allume conference and he wanted to put all of them on so he could be, as he said, “Covered in Scriptures!”}

This is such a simple way to save, but it’s amazing how much it saved. Last week, Silas needed his hair cut. So Jesse got at the little trimmer and buzzed it. It only took him a short while and saved us at least $10-$12! Score!

Last post’s winner of the $25 iTunes gift card was Melinda who said she saved by:

Since I knew I was going to be spending all afternoon at the dentist office with the kids, I went ahead and made chicken and dumplings in the crock pot for dinner in the morning. Planning ahead ensured that we didn’t order take out and spend $60 on dinner. -Melinda

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  • Audra S. says:

    I just got some toothpaste for free after using a $5 CVS gift card that I earned from completing surveys/quizzes/reading articles from Recyclebank!

  • Charity says:

    I got free cashews and caprisuns with register rewards!

  • Sarah K says:

    One thing I do to save money is to double an easy (and hopefully freeze-able!) recipe from time to time. As a single woman, there isn’t usually a reason for me to make a whole mess of anything 🙂 but one of the singlehood perks is time for serving other families. Anytime I am making a meal to take to a family, I’ll try and double it and save a little for my lunches for the week. The opportunity to buy in larger quantities ensures that the price per meal is lower!

  • Lucy says:

    I bought lots of acorn squash when on sale. I cooked it today and am storing it in the freezer for my little guy

  • Sarah says:

    I’m making dinner tonight mostly from our garden! We cleared it out due to frost but don’t want any food to go to waste. So tonight’s menu is fried green tomatoes, stuffed zucchini, and twice baked potatoes (not home grown, but will top with home grown parsley!).

    • Sarah says:

      Oh and I should add I’m using some of our zucchinis to make chocolate zucchini muffins for my daughter’s school tomorrow. So I’m even planning ahead for tomorrow too by using the garden food! 🙂

  • Angelia Fairey says:

    I wait until after peak hours to wash laundry to help save a little mula.

  • Angie says:

    I’m line drying laundry when I can!

  • Amy says:

    I made handmade birthday cards instead of buying them. 🙂 My friends love them and they are so fun to make!

  • Kim says:

    We were having a large group of friends over, so I made pumpkin spice latte in the crockpot and pumpkin bread instead of buying something already made at the store.

  • Allison says:

    I brought leftover chili to work for my lunch.

  • Rhonda says:

    We do not have smart phones but have been thinking about it….we just talk/ we went into Verizon to pay our internet bill( we have 1 desktop , no laptops etc..) and the salesperson was telling us we could get a FREE tablet and only up our bill by $10 a month. Offer good until Oct 31..they kept trying to sell us covers, stylus etc…and we said no…so on the way home we talked about how we saved not paying for smartphones and paying extra for gigs .. or buying laptop etc. I said I will make a cover for it for free and I have a stylus someone gave me when I starting texting (last year).

  • Rachael Hummel says:

    I like to give 31 bags for gifts. This month I really like their special but you have to spend $35 to get the special price. I asked my consultant if she had anyone that is spending $35 and not getting a special that she can add my monthly special to. She has one order so far, so I’m able to get the special without spending $35.

  • michelle fritsch says:

    I use the Target cartwheel App and print out there coupons manufacturer coupons ive been doing this for the past year and have been able to get most of my christmas shopping done early and save alot of money on other home products

  • Becky says:

    Making dinner for my son’s birthday celebration instead of going out to eat. For a family of 8 it’s a huge savings!

  • Christina says:

    I am not really a good cook. My husband is the fantastic chef in the family. He works on projects out of town for work so he normally prepared meals that we can use throughout the week. The current project lasted longer than we thought. I had made a pesto balsamic chicken in the crock pot and it really didn’t turn out that well. ( my daughters said it was ok… But I knew better). So tonight I turned the remainder of the leftovers into a really yummy Italian taco night by taking the chicken and adding some Mexican spices and peppers and cilantro. So instead of just throwing out a meal gone awry I reused and reinvented our normal taco Tuesday !!!!! Yay me!!!!!

  • Jaime says:

    I picked up books and movies we had reserved at the library. Otherwise, we would buy them, read/watch them once, then they would be dust collectors! (And huge money wasters.)

  • lilysy says:

    I saved today by repurposing an old saggy dress into a skirt I can wear around the house. The extra fabric becomes little rags for really dirty clean ups.

  • Jo says:

    I used $1 coupons at Dollar Tree to score 2 free cartons of Westsoy soy milk!

  • Sherry says:

    I saved by shopping online (and using a discount code) for much needed car parts and getting them all for 35% off! And my husband will install the parts himself so that’s even more savings 🙂

  • kristi says:

    I’m saving veggie scraps in the freezer to make homemade stock.

  • Shannon says:

    I brought my coffee and lunch from home so I wasn’t tempted to purchase expensive cafeteria food at work!

  • Ashley Clift says:

    Free shipping and clearance on!!

  • Kathie VanDeraa says:

    I would like to be generous with gifts this Christmas but money is tight. So I bought yarn and needles with 40% off coupons for both and am learning to knit!

  • Lisa says:

    My kids are needing clothes so we shopped at the second hand store today to find some great buys and save money!

  • Amy says:

    I milked the cow (pulling the babies off for a few minutes to steal some) to make butter cheese yougurt and ice cream. Takes time but saves a lot.