You can really break the bank when you're school supply shopping, but I have a few tips for you so you don't have to.
1. Keep a stockpile of supplies. When an item is super cheap, buy extra to keep on hand for the next school year. We have tons of folders, loose leaf paper, and pencils on hand. Whenever we get free pencils at events around town, I save them in a drawer. The kids just picked out 24 to go into their pencil pouches for the year.
2. Shop the sales each week, starting in July. People often think Office Depot and Staples are more expensive, but they have the best sales. They usually have their best deals on the front page of their ads. Stock up on those! You can even get items for a penny!
3. Don't buy your kids a new backpack each year. Most will last a couple years. This will save you a ton of money.
Do you have any other tips to add? Let us know!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
If you need an excuse to go to Dairy Queen, I have one for you. Tomorrow is Miracle Treat Day which means at least $1 from every Blizzard will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This is such a great cause!
Today you can swim for free at all outdoor Bismarck pools. They are offering multiple sessions to allow more people to enjoy this opportunity. The sessions are from:
The Wachter Wave Pool closed this afternoon because of a sanitation incident, so you'll have to head to Elks or Hillside Pool.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
I've been meaning to tell you all about a great way to save money on fuel at Cash Wise. They have a new More Rewards program, and since I joined, I have saved a TON on gas! The picture above is from their ad this week. If you see in the top right corner, when you buy this item, you will earn 10 cents off per gallon of gas! They have these rewards all over their ad. Most of them are for 1 or 2 cents off, but they add up. Just be sure to only buy items you will use, or you'll be wasting money!
Here are the facts you need to know about the More Rewards program:
*it's free to join
*each time you are checking out, all you have to do is give the cashier your phone number to earn rewards
*there are also rewards for baby, pet, and liquor items
*the rewards you earn expire after 30 days
*you can still pay at the pump and use your rewards to get money off your fuel purchase
*at the bottom of your grocery receipt, it will tell you how much money you can get off each gallon of gas, up to 15 gallons (I got over $0.60 off per gallon one time!)
Go HERE for more info or to sign up.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
It's going to be a hot one Friday, but Starbucks has you covered. From 1-2pm on July 14th, you can get a FREE Tall Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Fusion. Limit one per customer and no customization included. These come in a quite a few flavors and sound awesome!
Friday, July 7, 2017
We are so blessed to have an amazing Parks and Recreation District in Bismarck. There are parks and trails everywhere and lots of fun programs and activities to do throughout the year.
Well, Bismarck Parks and Rec is hosting a July Celebration with plenty of free and/or reasonably priced activities throughout the month.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: FREE junior golf from 7:30-11am through August (Tuesdays at Riverwood and Pebble Creek, Thursdays at Tom O'Leary)
Wednesdays: FREE kid's summer stage with Kitty Ko and other performers at Custer Park from noon-1 through August 9th
Saturdays: FREE yoga in the park at 9:45 in Custer Park through August 26th
July 8-15: FREE fitness classes at the BSC Aquatic Center and Capital Racquet and Fitness Center
July 22: FREE tent camping at Sibley
July 26: FREE swimming at outdoor pools
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Looking for a quick and easy supper during these hot days? Papa John's is offering 40% off all regular priced pizzas when you enter code THANKYOU when placing an order HERE online. This offer is for a limited time. You can get 40% off each pizza you order by clicking on "enter promo code" and hit apply each time you order another pizza.