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Win a MomsBudget Holiday Christmas Planner

Sunday, November 23, 2008 4:09 71 Comments

If you are a fan of our free printable planner pages, you’ll want to be sure to enter this!  We have an exclusive MomsBudget holiday planner, which includes your planner binder with a special MomsBudget cover, and we have printed and inserted every one of our holiday planner pages.  And we are giving this holiday planner FREE to one of our readers!

The planner includes these 20 holiday & Christmas planner pages:

The winner can also choose up to 10 additional planner worksheets to include in the holiday planner.  And we are including multiple packages of scented bath salts, which you can either keep for yourself to de-stress yourself in the busy holiday season, or

So, how can you enter?  Very simply!  There are four ways to enter, and you can enter all four ways if you’d like.

  1. Leave a comment on this post ~ pretty simple!
  2. Leave a comment on any of our other entries.  You will get one entry for making a comment on any of our older entries, and you will also get one additional entry for each new blog post we make between now and the contest close date… so if we post three new blog entries between now and then, you can get three entries if you leave a comment on each of those.  Note: They must be worthy comments. “Me too!” kind of comments don’t count towards entries :)
  3. Subscribe to our RSS feed.  Again, a super easy way to get an additional entry!  Make sure you also make a comment on this entry so we can match up our RSS subscriber entries with names.
  4. Blog about this contest!  Mention about our contest on your blog, and you will get an entry.  And for every ten unique visitors (according to Google Analytics) that your blog sends us, you will get another entry :)

The contest is open now and will close at midnight on November 30th.  If we get more than 200 entries, we will offer a second planner, so we will have two to give away.  And if you win, we will feature you on MomsBudget too, if you’d like!

Good luck to everyone!

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Start buying your holiday groceries now to get the best prices

Saturday, November 1, 2008 4:11 3 Comments

Yes, we all know how it makes so much more sense to buy Christmas presents early, but people never seem to think about the advantages of starting your Christmas grocery shopping early too.  If you waited to buy all your ingredients until the week or two before Christmas, you would not only be spending a fortune, but you’d also be dealing with a crowded grocery store full of people all trying to get their Christmas grocery shopping done to.

And, when you start your grocery shopping early, you can take advantage of the sales in the weeks leading up to the holidays and picking up items as they go on sale.  This makes much more sense than buying them the week before Christmas when not as many grocery items will be on sale – and might not be in stock, causing you to go to even more grocery stores during this chaotic time.

So MomsBudget has made this handy printable that all busy women will love! 

All you do is plan out your holiday menu, and then go through each recipe, writing down all the ingredients that are non-perishable.  Then, in the weeks (or even months!) leading up to Christmas, all you need to do is check your holiday grocery list with the grocery flyers to see if any of the needed items are on sale that week.  And you can bring the list with you incase you find any “in-store specials” that were not advertised.  And as you buy each one, check it off so you know you have it.  An don’t forget to see if you have any coupons that you could use for any of the items on your holiday dinner list.

Ready to get started?  Get the free printable here.  And don’t forget to recommend this to other busy moms so they can take advantage of all the free printables too… not to mention the joy of getting most of the holiday grocery Christmas shopping nearly done with!

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Do you have a radio incase disaster strikes?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:23 Comments Off on Do you have a radio incase disaster strikes?

The power went off here on the weekend, and I realized when I moved that I somehow managed to misplace my little battery operated radio I keep on hand, so in order to get information on the power outtage (since it didn’t seem directly related to a storm or anything weather-related) I had to sit in my car with the radio on every half hour to get the update before the power came back up.

So if you don’t have a WORKING radio, and extra batteries to go along with it, go and get one NOW.

A few things to consider:

  • Make sure it is both AM/FM, not just one or the other, because some radio stations might be unavailable in an emergency.
  • Electronic tuning is better than manually tuning in with a dial, especially when the dials seem to be teeny tiny and you have to be so precise.  It also makes it faster to flip between stations to find out what is being said where.
  • Generally, the bigger size the battery (and the number used) means longer life.  So it is better to choose a radio with 4 AA batteries than 4 AAA, not to mention the fact AA are generally more common in households if you happen to run through your supply.

Need help figuring out what you should have on hand for an emergency?  We have free printables for Household Emergency Supply Checklist that has a handy list with checkboxes for the most important items in a household emergency kit, as well as a blank checklist you can use to add additional items (you might decide that having a few packets of instant coffee is important, or a few toys for the kids, so you can easily add them).

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