What are your budget savvy tips as a family/parent? I just started to use that app Ibotta and I like it so far. Any other tips would be great:)

  • GK
    Oct 21, 2017

    I use Target cartwheel app, and another one called "Krazy coupon lady". It gives you notifications of hundreds of coupons for stores and retailers! I also use "open table" app to make reservations, and they give you points and once you get up to a certain amount, you get $20 gift certificate to use at any restaurant that is affiliated with the app (which is actually a lot of restaurants). Meal planning has also helped me save a lot of money. I usually spend around $10 to make a home cooked meal that is enough for 4 people. So since it's just my husband and I, it's usually dinner one night, then lunch for work the next day! Every little bit counts! 😬

  • Jen
    Oct 22, 2017

    I use target cartwheel and the red card. I also use ebates (for example if you wanted to buy clothes at old navy they have deals like 6% cash back. after you made a certain amount of money they’ll send you a check) I’ve signed up for a lot of emails for stores I go to a lot and combine coupons and deals plus ebates.

  • Vicki
    Oct 22, 2017

    There is a wonderful Once Upon A Child near me and I get awesome clothes and toys there. Sometimes they have stuff that is brand new there. I'd scope out if one is near you!

  • Crystal
    Oct 22, 2017

    I'm a sucker for clearance items. When it comes to clothes I mix new and used. I buy used at once upon a child. Especially for play clothes. I like buying new at Target's and old Navy's mix and match stations. I find the pricing cheap. I sell my bigger baby toys and items on fb marketplace. I always find toys and items on Amazon because I know I'm getting the best reviewed toys for my budget.

  • Alessia
    Oct 22, 2017

    You can find krazy coupon lady also on Facebook so you know the deals and see them too! I love Ibotta and if you convince some friends to use it to, ibotta gives you extra cash!!!

  • sara
    Oct 22, 2017

    thanks ladies! Awesome tips:) Every penny counts

  • CRSSL
    Oct 22, 2017

    There’s an app called “Flipp”. It has all of your local ads in one place and is so much better than trying to flip through the newspaper trying to find the sales. I have a lot of success with it.

  • Layla
    Oct 22, 2017

    I use every dollar budget (every dollar of income has a place to go) I also have a print out I use every month to track my spending. And I use cash for groceries so I make sure I stay in my budget. I also use online shopping for groceries and pickup. So I can compare prices of other places. I’m not the best but me and my husband do pretty well and I’m a stay at home.

  • Joey Carlton
    Oct 22, 2017

    We only buy used clothes for our 7 month old, then we resell them at m2m sales or online. We pay less than $1 for each individual piece, then we sell for $1-$2 and end up MAKING money.

  • Momma Kat
    Oct 22, 2017

    Mint.com has a great free budgeting app. Best to set it all up om a pc first tho. Also, check out the audio book "total money makeover" by Dave Ramsey from the library. It helps you figure out a plan.

  • Raquel
    Oct 22, 2017

    Thrift and 2nd hand for everything! Toys, books, clothes. I get compliments constantly about how well dressed my girls are. Since I pay $1-3 per item at thrift it costs me almost nothing to dress them.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 22, 2017

    We live off of nothing and make it work. I make the same meals over and over because I know exactly how much they cost to make. Each meal for a family of 3 is about $1-$5. I make about 7 different meals. We shop at winco and I always buy whatever is cheapest per oz. they luckily list it on their displays. Our grocery bill is $25-35 per week. We also make an effort to not have a car payment. We don't have wifi or tv, but do have unlimited data on our phones with hot spots. (We love living without a tv in the house!! Such a great feeling) I buy all of our toddler boy and baby girl's clothes off season on clearance so they are ready for the next season and size they will be. And if I find something in a much bigger size but for a steal, I buy it and store it. I basically stalk the Target clearance sections constantly. I also shop secondhand at baby consignment stores. And Target cartwheel and red cards are awesome, but go with the debit card! If you love Starbucks, like me, make sure to become a member and earn points to get free drinks. Sign up for their emails because they often have challenges or will send you customer surveys for extra stars. My husband and I can't afford much, but we always have a $1000 emergency fund and communicate about our purchases so we know how we are doing with money.

  • Trang
    Nov 02, 2017

    Always I search Krazy coupon lady to see what is on sale and how much I could save when buying it. But before buying anything, I always check if it can get cash back from Ebates or Ibotta, redirect to the shopping website through Ebates or Ibotta. Search for coupons on Retailmenot or my emails. Sometimes I buy clearance items as well as surfing everything on Facebook Market Place or OfferUp or Goodwill, something like that.

  • Nick
    Nov 12, 2017

    We use YNAB and it works great for us. Couldn’t have saved as much as we have without it tbh.