Restaurant Coupons

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If you plan on eating at a restaurant any time soon you will definitely want to check out this list of coupons to save on your bill.

5 Ways to Save on Your Restaurant Bill

Top Restaurant Coupons:
BJs – $10 Off $35 Purchase (exp: 7/6/2015)
Black Angus Steakhouse – $17.99 Mixed Grill Trio (exp: 7/7/2015)
Brueggers – $1 Off Burger (exp: 7/5/2015)
Carls Jr – $1 Off Any Size Grilled Pork Chop Biscuit Combo (exp: 8/2/2015)
Carrabbas – 20% Off Meal (exp: 6/28/2015)
Chuck E Cheese – $19.99 for 1 Medium 1-Topping Pizza, 2 Drinks & 30 Tokens + More (exp: 7/6/2015)
Daphnes Greek Cafe – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 7/5/2015)
Dennys – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 6/28/2015)
First Watch – $2 Off Any Entree (exp: 6/30/2015)
Great American Cookie Company – Buy 3 Cookies Get 1 Free Cut-Out Cookie Free (exp: 7/31/2015)
Hardees – $1 Off Any Size Grilled Pork Chop Biscuit Combo (exp: 8/2/2015)
Jacks – $3.33 Hamburger, Fry, Small Drink & Pie + More (exp: 7/5/2015)
Logans Roadhouse – Free Dessert Flight with $11.99 Adult Entree or More (exp: 6/30/2015)
Marie Callenders – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 7/15/2015)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 7/11/2015)
Monicals Pizza – $21 for 16 Inch Thin Crust 1-Topping Family Pleaser (exp: 6/28/2015)
Outback Steakhouse – $5 Off 2 Dinner Entrees (exp: 6/28/2015)
Papa Johns – Free Large Pizza on Future Order with $15 Purchase (exp: 6/28/2015)
Rubios – $1 Off Tostadas Frescas (exp: 7/5/2015)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 7/5/2015)
Sweet Tomatoes – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo + More (exp: 7/1/2015)
White Castle – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sriracha Chicken Slider or Ultimate Sriracha Chicken Slider (exp: 7/15/2015)

Thanks to Surviving the Stores for this list!

Tips to Teach Kids Financial Responsibility

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How to teach kids financial responsibility

We’ve all been there, our eyes glaze over as one kid starts to explain that they too need the new and latest tablet.

The problem is that as a busy parent you don¹t exactly have the time to plan out chores so your child has to earn the latest gadget or toy they want and all too often you just give in and purchase it. This has to end, for your future and for your kid’s.

My Job Chart is the perfect tool for this task. My Job Chart is a unique app that makes it easy for parents to assign chores with the tap of a finger and send an alert to their kids. For each chore they can select how many points their child will earn and the app lets parents determine how many points their child needs to earn before they receive a reward like a new a tablet or a trip to the ice cream store.

To help move your child in the right direction, Greg Murset, CEO of MyJobChart.com and a Certified Financial Planner offer the following out of the box suggestions:

No More Hand Outs.
Start the year off right by deciding that you are not going to just shell out money to your kids anymore. When they come to looking for money, let them know that they will have to work for it. The bank is now closed unless they start pulling their weight a little more around the house. Tying work and reward together in some meaningful ways will help them understand responsibility and accountability. It will also help them understand that in real life, no one ever gets money for doing nothing.

Smash The Piggy Bank.
Piggy Banks are a bad way to teach kids about money. That’s right, take that piggy bank and smash it or throw it away. Long gone are the days when we should be teaching our kids about money by dropping coins into a bank that looks like a pig, jar or favorite sport team mascot. Using banks like these only teach children about money in a manner that isn’t as relevant anymore. Get them a real bank account and teach them how to manage their money though online services. It is far more useful to learn to manage money in a bank rather than a pig.

Make Kids Pay… For The Cell Phone, That Is.
According to Consumer Reports the average mobile phone user spends about $600 a year. If you do the math, you’re going to be shocked at how much you are going to be shelling out over the years so that your kids can send hundreds of meaningless texts each month to their friends! Kids should pay some, or all of their phone bill each month. This is a perfect opportunity for you to sit down and teach your children about how much things cost, especially things that they seem to think they are entitled to for some reason. This is also a great time to discuss the things that they can do around the house to earn the money to help pay that bill.

Play The Match Game.
Set up a matching program for your kids. They save a dollar and you match that dollar. Yes, 100% return. Sit down and determine what they would like to save for and then set out to accomplish it together. This is a great opportunity to talk about short term, mid-term and long term goals. When a child learns the power of savings like this at an early age, what do you think will happen when they get their first job and they learn about the 401(k) program that is available?

Comic Books To Teach Kids About Money? Now That’s Just Dumb.
Last year Visa teamed up with Marvel to put a comic book together to teach kids about personal banking practices. Talk about a square peg in a round hole. They supposedly were going to distribute 150,000 of these square pegs in eight different languages. Why does something as important as personal finance have to be jammed into little white blurbs above super heroes heads in a comic book? Parents should be fighting to get personal finance taught in our schools, this way, comic books can remain fun.

Make Them Better Givers.
No matter how your children earn their money, make sure they plan to donate a portion of it to a charity of their choice. The average American gives away about 4% of their annual income to charity and perhaps that percentage would increase if the next generation made giving a common practice as soon as they learned how to throw coins into a bucket.

Set Goals That Are Meaningful.
A start of a new year is a great time to sit down with children and talk goals. Meaningful goals. Help your children put together a plan on working toward and saving for something significant. It could be a bike, musical instrument, laptop computer or go-kart. The more meaningful the item, the harder our kids will work to earn it and they will take care of it.

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About MyJobChart.com:
MyJobChart.com, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free, easy to use, online and mobile job chart and reward system designed to teach, organize and motivate kids to earn, save, share and spend responsibly. Bringing together the latest technology and basic personal finance principles to help parents teach their children responsibility, accountability and how to manage money wisely. Over the past two years, MJC kids have completed over 19.5 million jobs and earned nearly $3 million. MyJobChart.com can also be used through its Apple and Android mobile apps, allowing parents and kids the opportunity to save, share and spend from anywhere. For more information, visit www.myjobchart.com.

Father’s Day BBQ: 6 Tips to Save on Essentials

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Father’s Day falls on the first day of summer this year, creating the perfect combination for a backyard BBQ celebration. From hamburgers and hotdogs to tater tots and beer, there’s no better way to show the leading man in your life how much you care than with his favorite meal.

While Dad is worth every penny, he likely doesn’t want you to spend a lot on his big day. Afterall, he’s the one who taught you the importance of retirement savings and managing your spending. Luckily, hosting a backyard party doesn’t have to be expensive if you plan well. Just follow these tips for a frugal-yet-fun BBQ this Father’s Day.

1. Pre-make your patties.
Buying pre-made burger patties might be tempting from a time standpoint, but preparing them yourself will save you money and flavor! With the price of ground beef by the pound at an average of $4.25, it’s really not that expensive to start from scratch and prepare a bunch of grill-ready patties. Even store-brand pre-made patties can go for as much as $10 for just four burgers! Whipping up hamburger patties is also a good activity for kids to help with, and when you make your own you can add your own seasonings for a better flavored burger.

2. Pick up finger foods from warehouse club stores.
While cooking and baking from scratch is the best way to save, if you’re a newbie or don’t have time it can backfire. Pick up appetizers and frozen finger foods for 30% savings at warehouse stores like Costco. If you’re preparing food for a large amount of people and can’t afford a caterer, this is the way to go. Buying in bulk will always save you more in the long run, and leftovers that can be frozen put you ahead for next time.

3. Look for manager markdowns.
To save on meat, peruse the manager’s markdowns at your local grocery store for savings on all cuts. Since these packages are close to their expiration date, butchers want to get them off store shelves before they go bad. They’re perfectly safe to consume when you prepare them right away, so shop this section right before your BBQ! Otherwise, consider swapping out less-expensive cuts of meat. For example, a tri-tip steak is a less-costly alternative to a rib-eye, offering tender meat without the hefty price tag.

4. Make your own marinade.
Concocting your own marinade is an easy and delicious way to get the flavors you want without paying for expensive plastic or glass bottles. Top-of-the-line marinades can sell for as much as $30, and cheaper marinades are often lacking in flavor or taste too sweet. Ultimately, nothing compares to the taste of fresh ingredients! If you have just a little oil and vinegar and basic spices like onion and garlic, the rest is fairly easy! Find recipes online or try your hand at creating a signature marinade!

5. Don’t pay for convenience.
Unfortunately, the pre-chopped and pre-cut options for fruit and veggies is marked up anywhere from 60 to 300%. That means you’ll need to do a little prep work yourself to save money. Simply carve out some time on Saturday to do all your chopping and slicing so that there’s less work on Sunday and more time for fun with the fam.

6. Seek out seasonal produce.
Summer is a great time to pick up popular fruits and veggies for less, including cherries, cucumber, strawberries, bell pepper, watermelon, corn cobs and more. Stick to the in-season produce for the best value (and taste!), and compare grocery store circulars to find the best price.

Guest post by Andrea Woroch, a consumer and money-saving expert for Kinoli Inc. From smart spending tips to personal finance advice, Andrea transforms everyday consumers into savvy shoppers. As a sought-after media source, she has been featured among such top news outlets as Good Morning America, Today, CNN, Dr. OZ, New York Times, MONEY Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes and many more. For more information, visitAndreaWoroch.com or follow her on Twitter for daily savings advice and tips.

Organic Summer Snack for Kids

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6.10 Amazon Organic Snacks Round Up VERTICAL

Now that school is out you need to make sure to have lots of healthy snack options available for your kiddos that are home throughout the day.

Here is a nice list of the top Organic Summer Snacks for Kids that can all be ordered and delivered to your front door directly from Amazon.

I love ordering from Amazon because it gives me one less thing I have to think about and one less errand to run. Just pick out the things you know your kids will love and with a few quick clicks you can sit back and wait while Amazon does the rest for you :)

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1. Honey Stinger Organic Chocolate Waffles, 16 pk — $17.79
Save Up to 15% and Free Shipping with Subscribe & Save
Final Price: $15.12 Shipped

2. Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, 24 pk — $13.79
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Final Price: $11.72 Shipped

3. Cascadian Farms Organic Chewy Granola Bars, 6 ct — $2.98
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $2.98 Shipped

4. Garden of Eatin’ Sesame Blues Chips, 7.5 oz — $2.89
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $2.89 Shipped

5. Annie’s Homegrown Organic Snack Mix, 9 oz — $3.98
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $3.98 Shipped

6. Arrowhead Mills Organic Whole Yellow Popcorn, 28oz — $2.29
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $2.29 Shipped

7. Health Valley Organic Strawberry Cereal Bars, 7.9 oz — $4.76
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $4.76 Shipped

8. Annie’s Homegrown Organic Cheddar Bunny Snacks, 6.75 oz — $4.09
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $4.09 Shipped

9. Annie’s Homegrown Variety Snack Pack, 36 ct – $15.69
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Final Price: $13.34 Shipped

10. Bare Organic Apple Chips, 6 pk — $20.00
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Final Price: $17.00 Shipped6.10 Amazon Organic Snacks Round Up 11-20

11. Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Grahams, 7.5 oz — $3.69
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $3.69 Shipped

12. Sha Sha Co. Organic Lemon Snap Cookies, 9.5 oz — $6.38
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Final Price: $5.42 Shipped

13. Health Valley Organic Blueberry Cobbler Cereal Bars, 7.9 oz — $4.79
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $4.79 Shipped

14. Garden of Eatin’ Black Bean Corn Tortilla Chips, 7.5 oz — $4.49
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $4.49 Shipped

15. Kettle Brand Organic Potato Chips, 5 oz – 15 pk — $46.33
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Final Price: $35.44 Shipped

16. GoGo Squeeze Applesauce, 4 pk — $2.49
Available through Prime Pantry
Final Price: $2.49 Shipped

17. Stretch Island Fruit Leather, 48 ct — $17.85
Final Price: $17.85 or $.37 Each

18. Pure Organic Ancient Grain Bar, 12 pk — $19.79
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Final Price: $16.82 Shipped

19. Jovial Cream Filled Organic Gluten Free Cookies, 5 pk — $19.99
Final Price: $19.99 or $3.99 Each

20. Kind Dark Chocolate and Nuts Bar, 12 ct — $14.22
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Final Price: $12.09 Shipped

ALDI Opening 45 New Stores in California

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BREAKING NEWS!!!

ALDI is expanding and has just announced that they will open 45 new stores in California!

ALDI confirmed its plans to open 25 Southern California stores between March and July 2016, and open approximately 45 by the end of 2016.

You can read more about the plans and exactly where in California the stores will be located.

5 Ways to Always Save at Aldi

Take a minute to read the Five Ways I Always Save at ALDI to get an idea why this news is really great for southern California residents.

California has been patiently awaiting this day!

About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates nearly 1,400 US stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. More than 30 million customers each month save up to 50 percent** on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells more than 1,300 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. ALDI was named the 2014 Retailer of the Year by Store Brands Magazine for its strong commitment to value and innovation-focused private brand product development. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.

Sam’s Club Free Men’s Health Screening

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With Men’s Health Month kicking off and Father’s Day just around the corner, June is the perfect time to ensure the men in our lives are healthy.

Sam’s Club is making it easier for men to be proactive about their health by offering FREE health screenings to both members and the public.

These “His Health” screenings are free and available at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (608 locations) on Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are valued at $250 and include tests for:

  • PSA (prostate-specific antigen) – This test is used to screen men ages 40 and over for prostate cancer by checking the blood level of PSA, a protein produced by the prostate gland
  • Blood pressure
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Risk ratio
  • Glucose
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision (not available at all locations)