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I love the start of a new year.  New beginnings, a fresh start, resolutions…..and then you get the holiday bills in the mail!  UGH!

Like most families, my husband and I examine our budget every now and again and figure out ways we can trim the fat.  One thing I promised myself I would start doing this year is using coupons at the grocery.  The ones that come in the Sunday paper are good, but I found a great way to boost savings with My!

mysavings From the website:  “MySavings is an online community dedicated to bringing together consumers to share money saving tips and offers.  We provide a comprehensive directory of brand name free samples, printable grocery coupons, online coupons, free stuff and freebies, and other discounts and deals so that consumers can save money on products they already buy and sample and discuss which products are right for them and their family.”

It just takes a few minutes to sign up for the Grocery Coupons e mail, and within a few minutes I found several coupons for things I buy weekly or bi-weekly at the store.  Hurray!   This is a free service and I liked how most of the product savings offered were Brand-name items that are commonly used in most households.  My Savings also has a page for information on free samples that might be of interest to your household, and a forum where you can get money-saving tips and advice from other families working to save money as well, plus much more.  Don’t miss a thing and follow them on Twitter, too!  Your bank account will thank you!

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I absolutely love the holidays!  The decorations, the food, the family and even giving gifts.  But, my bank account isn’t quite as fond of the holidays as I am!  Every year, I carefully set a budget and every year, I ignore it.  So come January, I am looking for ways to cut back and help my wallet recover from all that free-flowing holiday spirit!

I must not be alone in my search to cut back, because sites that list bargains, coupons and free samples are becoming more popular.  Recently, I hopped on over to List Free Samples to see what they had to offer. From the website: is created specially to provide users with completely legal free samples , printable coupons and more. No credit card or payment needed, no spam, no scam, just the best and coolest freebies available on the internet. They are absolutely dedicated to becoming the primary source for anything that is free and update their website every single day with a fresh batch of selected free stuff collected from the internet.

kelloggs After browsing the site, I found some great free samples of lip gloss, cereal coupons, and even fast food coupons!  You will be able to find your favorite brands such as Dove, Kellogg’s or L’Oreal by using the convenient search tool.  In just a few seconds I found ways to lower by grocery bill by signing up for free samples and great coupons.  List Free Samples does not distribute the free products, but rather provides a service to it’s readers by creating a one-stop-shop for all things FREE!

If you are looking to lower your grocery bill and pad your wallet, make sure you stop by List Free Samples before heading out the door!

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are 100% mine.

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Back in June, I asked Alice to marry me.   She is so fun, efficient and convenient that I just couldn’t get enough!  Maybe I should mention that Alice is an online grocery service….not a person.  LOL!

alicelogo allows you to grocery shop from your own home.  No lines.  No hassle.  No delivery fee.  NO KIDDING!  Since my first encounter, I have actually placed several orders of my own.  Most recently, I found my favorite deodorant for $0.59!  And did I mention that I didn’t have to stand in line to get it?  (You may have noticed that I detest waiting in line.)

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than $0.59 deodorant, did it again!  Beginning October 1st, each time you place an order, you will receive special little freebies packaged just for you!  The free samples will be anything from cleanser to moisturizer, floss to shampoo.


And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, if you place in order from October 1st through October 31st, you just may find a FABULOUS prize in your box!  Prizes will be randomly distributed in boxes and will include items such as a Flip camera, iPod shuffle, gas card, free movie rental, swag, etc.

But wait, there’s MORE! Customers who spread the word via Twitter, Facebook or Blog Post on what they liked/disliked about their free samples or prize, will be entered to win a Mac Book!

For more details, check out the blog and make sure you are following @Alice on Twitter!