I won’t judge you if you just sang that in your head, or even out loud. Is it just me or are the shopping advertisements on steroids this year?? Black Friday deals started the day after Halloween and just when you think you can tuck your wallet back into your purse you’re bombarded with emails about the tremendous sales for Cyber WEEK. For some of us, it’s overwhelming. For others, it’s annoying. For still others, it’s exciting. For me, it’s a mixture of all of the above.
I am proud to be a bargain hunter, sale shopper, coupon cutter. Call it what you like but I’m happy to say that I rarely pay full price for anything. However, I’m no coupon queen like those reality shows and I’m not one to fight the crowd for the midnight doorbusters. I did work retail in my college days so I know a few tips for getting the best deals and I’ve become slightly obsessed with scoring the best price on diapers. I don’t aim to be cheap, but cost-conscious. Overall my goal is to stretch our family’s hard-earned dollars a little further by utilizing opportunities to save through reward points, special offers, sales, coupons, and the like.
If you’re like me, you’ve spent your fair share of time looking over the household budget and trying to figure out how to make it all work with the holidays upon us. With the extra gifts to buy, extra special meals to prepare, extra festive treats to whip up and extra high heating bill to cover… now is a good time to start being more thrifty.
Our mission at the Iowa City Moms Blog has always been, and always will be, to connect moms in our area and to build a community of moms who can empower, befriend and support each other. In the spirit of that mission, we are starting a number of private Facebook groups to further connect you. The newest of these groups is for the bargain hunting moms out there! If you are interested in joining this group (all are welcome), please click here and we will get you added.
Together, we can share coupons, advice and shopping success stories! Feel free to post your favorite Cyber Monday deals for other moms to check out today, then check back regularly to learn tips for shopping smart, share local deals and chat with other savvy shopping moms.
Cheers to a season of sales and savings!