As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, Hudson and I are all about finding out how to save money. The Baltimore / DC area isn’t cheap, that’s for sure! Housing costs more than double what it does in most areas, so our cash flow is definitely not what we would like it to be. Can you relate?
Hudson gets a little obsessive about how to save money from time to time. He tracks our payments like a hawk, which means there’s no sneaking in Starbucks trips for me! (not that I ever would do that :) And I, on the other hand, used to be a big advocate of couponing until I realized that there aren’t many coupons for fresh meat, fruit, and vegetables — which is basically all that we buy. Plus, sometimes using my time wisely is more important than saving a couple dollars. Anyone with me?!
Now that being said, I am not someone who buys magazines. Until I found “All You” magazine at Safeway. On the cover, it boasts “This magazine pays for itself!” and that could not be more true. I bought it for $1.99 (using this $1 off coupon – while supplies last) and saved over $50 because of the magazine! Talk about how to save money, I think I’ve found the answer: buy All You. And the best part? Hudson agrees!
To start off, there are coupons. Lots of them. But the thing that I liked is that the coupons really related to who I am and what I buy. I got free eggs, 50 cents off Texas Toast, 20% off at Bed Bath & Beyond — and many more — for a savings of around $14 just with coupons alone!
They also suggest lots of ways to save money, both already known good reminders like take shorter showers and keep your thermostat one degree lower, plus new ideas like websites to sell electronics. I sold my old camera and got almost $40 from it! Prior to reading All You, it had been sitting in our junk drawer for the past year. We also switched out all of our light bulbs for energy efficient ones.
In addition to tips on how to save money, there are also other great tips I learned, like a simple way to get rid of pimples and an app that shows food’s nutrition when you scan something. Plus, there are some great recipes that I plan to make this week. I’m all about practicality, so All You is exactly the kind of magazine I love. AND this is the first time that my husband has actually asked me to buy a magazine. Yes, I will be heading to Safeway for All You every month now, thankyouverymuch! And you can too — it’s available there nationwide.
And, in keeping in line with the whole how to save money thing, All You is generously offering one of you a $50 gift card to Safeway so you can go buy a magazine of your own! Enter below, and enjoy!