Tailgating Fun with Jingit


Do you like to save money? I do! I love how easy it is to save money on everyday purchases. There are so many great coupons out there to help you save. There are also several great money saving apps to download that will help you save on your purchases as well! I never leave home without my smartphone loaded with . I use my money saving apps everywhere I go to save additional money on items I know I need!

Earn cash with your favorite brands when you download and shop with the Jingit App. You can save on essential grocery items such as milk, bread and eggs. Or even home goods like paper towels and dish soap. More offers are available every week from your favorite stores.

Here is how it works:

  • Reserve offers prior to purchase
  • Purchase item(s) and save receipt
  • Capture receipt to redeem offer
  • Get cash back

The app has many additional features that help save money.  Create a shopping list when reserving your offers or check in for more cash earnings. (A mobile phone with text messaging is required. The Jingit app is free.)


Get your game on! For a limited time purchase tailgating supplies and earn cash with your Jingit app. For instance you can receive $1 cash back on ANY brand bag of charcoal when you shop at Walmart, Target, or Kmart. Enjoy the football season without breaking the bank by downloading the Jingit app!

Download the Jingit App and check out all the ways to earn cash.

How to Request Coupons from Companies

How to Request Coupons from Companies

Is one of your goals to save money during the upcoming new year? If so, here’s a great tip for you!

I have been writing to companies online asking them to send money saving coupons and/or free samples of my favorite products to me in the mail. So far, 6 out of 7 have sent me coupons. I received 4 letters in the mail from companies and 2 emails back with coupons. Only 1 company failed to send coupons. I have written to several other companies as well and plan to continue doing this so that I can save money this year!

The results:

  • Luna Clif Bars: 2 coupons/Free Luna Bars, 2 coupons/50 cents off
  • Haagan Dazs: 1/$1.00 off coupon, 2/50 cents off coupons
  • Meow Mix: Buy 2 get 1 free wet cat food, $1.00 off dry cat food
  • Lindsay Olives: 1/50 cents off coupon
  • Drano: coupon offer through their newsletter
  • Hain Celestial Group: 3/55 cents off coupons
  • Nabisco 100 Cal Packs: Nothing

Go here to see how many other coupons I scored from companies!

How to write your favorite companies for coupons:

1. Make a list of products you buy on a regular basis.
2. Find the company homepage online.
3. Find the “Contact Us” link on the homepage.
4. Fill out your information. In the comment section, tell them about the product you like and why you like it.
5. In that section, ask them if they could send money saving coupons and/or free samples for you and your friends. Submit.
6. Repeat this process for the other companies.
7. Check your mail box or email in the next few days and weeks to see what the company will send you.
8. Leave a comment here if you have any luck!

Don’t want to wait for coupons? Print coupons now!

Does this take a lot of time?

Not at all! It is easy and well worth the time. Start slowly, writing to about 2-3 a day. Then add more once you get used to it. It can be fun to because you never know what they will send you. Sometimes you will get free items–Luna sent coupons for 2 free bars!

Money Saving Tip:

These coupons usually have a long life and do not expire for a while. Save them in your coupon file and wait until they go on sale to maximize your savings. Pair with a store coupon to maximize even further.

What companies do you plan to write to for money saving coupons?

DIY Mason Jar Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Craft

Mason Jar Jack-o-lantern

Mason Jar Jack-o-Lantern

If you have kids you probably have a box full of “stuff” that you swear one day you are going to use to create some kind of craft with your kids. Well, today is your lucky day! Dig out those mason jars and lets make the perfect craft for Halloween!

Note: If you are going to be working on this craft with small children, please monitor and supervise children during the activity! 

What you need:

Mason Jar Pumpkin

How To:

1. Start by removing as much of the wrapper off your jar as you can. Don’t worry if you can’t get it all of its going to be covered up anyway.

2. Using the paint brush apply it to a small part of the jar and then cover with orange tissue paper.  Then apply a thin layer of glue over the top of the tissue paper.  Continue this around the jar until it is covered.  *Tip* Don’t cover too much of the jar with glue at a time as it will become too tacky before you can get to it.

3. While you are waiting for the glue to dry on your pumpkin paint the lid of the jar green or black.

4. Once your glue is dry, using your black marker or paint, create your Jack-O-Lantern on the the outside of the jar.

5. Place a flameless tealight candle inside your craft and display!

This same technique can be used to make ghosts or Frankenstein or just about anything else your fingers can imagine.

Mason Jar Pumpkin

Are you going to make a mason jar jack-o-lantern this year?

How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

save money on Halloween costumes

How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

Halloween will be here soon! Have you purchased your child’s Halloween costume yet? What about your Halloween costume? Here’s a great list of ways to save money on Halloween costumes!

1. Make your own Halloween costume. Go around your home and get creative! Think about what you want to be or what your child will be and see if you have any clothing, fabric, or other supplies to create a costume! You can do this for FREE if you can collect enough around your home to create your own Halloween costume.

2. Shop for Halloween costumes at thrift stores, consignment shops, or garage sales. I find the majority of our costumes at thrift stores. You can find great deals on Halloween costumes at Goodwill or other local thrift shops or consignment shops such as Once Upon a Child! The Halloween costumes are usually marked down big time!

3. Borrow your Halloween costume from a friend or family member.  Halloween is only one day a year. If you are like many, you may have a stash of Halloween costumes in your closet. Talk to a friend and see if you can swap costumes this year! You may even want to ask your friends over Facebook if they have a specific costume they can loan to you! Remember to take good care of it though and return it promptly.

4. Shop online or in stores. If you really can’t find what you are looking for, check out the Halloween costumes at Amazon, Walmart, Target! These are the first places I will check before I venture anywhere else!

What are you going to be this year for Halloween? Do you have any other ways to save money on Halloween costumes?