The Year I Learned How To Save Money

This was a serious penny pinching year for me.  We move from California to Michigan, not only starting a new life in a new home, but a new job as well…more like 3 new jobs…all in one year!

Each job better than the one before, each job a stepping stone to something better.

I really had to watch my spending this holiday season and having three girls made it very difficult.  I had to compare prices and find the best shopping deals out there in order to get my girls what they asked for from Santa.

I planned out every step so that I wouldn’t go over my budget and I did a great job!  I surfed the web, printed the deals, added up the prices and stood in line outside of Toys R Us for 2 hours to get the Black Friday deals and stretch every dollar as far as I could.

I even watched the following Sunday ads and made price adjustments when I found better deals.  Better deals meant I could get all of the items on their lists without going over the budget I set for each girl.

Now I’m on the lookout for a nice freezer that I can store all of the great deals that I find on food this year.  I’m tired of finding great deals at the grocery store only to say, “Not today,” because of the lack of room.

What great deals did you come across this holiday season?  Did you get the deals you were hoping for?

Courtney is the ultimate multitasking mom!  She runs  three blogs Giftfully Simple, The Digital Mommy and Detroit Mommies , is a Social Media Marketing Consultant and has 3 girls under 6 years old.  Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies.  You can follow her on Twitter @theappleofmyeye.  She has worked with companies like Johnsons & Johnsons, Dove, e.l.f., Stride Rite, Sorel, 20th Century Fox, The Palace, Melissa & Doug, Panera, Tiny Prints and Ford (to name a few).  Courtney is a Purex® Insider and a Max Mom for Office Max.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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