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Ga$ price$ coming down!

Kids & Family - Jenna - July 3, 2009

gasbuddy_logoYou may find it cost a little less to top off the mini van these days. You are not alone. Oil is coming down & driving is going up but how do you know if you are getting the best price?

Here is a cool site that will make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck at the pump. It is customized for your area, and will help save you money no matter how the fuel prices bounce around.

http://www.gasbuddy.com/

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free up the time it takes to grocery shop

Mom Time - Jenna - January 28, 2009

…so you can do other things!

Last weekend I was complaining to a friend and fellow mother, who has two children under age two, that my house was out of control and I had no time to grocery shop. She said, “Why don’t you have your groceries delivered?”

That seems so obvious but I just never thought of it. She uses Peapod.com, which I always thought was a great idea but assumed it was too expensive. Turns out it only costs $7 for delivery (plus a tip for the driver, though it’s optional) and as she pointed out, you spend that much in gas going to the store anyway. They also take coupons, and they double manufacturers’ coupons, which I was glad to hear because I’m a couponaholic.

I just checked out the site, and it’s very easy to use. Plus I like that you can quickly compare prices. And no sensory overload, which I always seem to suffer from whenever I’m in the store and trying to pay attention to my baby while comparing prices and brands.

I’m obviously not going to use grocery delivery service all the time, but will try it whenever I’m feeling like my life is really frazzled and out of control (maybe even today!). I’ll let you know how I liked it–and if you have any thoughts, let me know!

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