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Check your Receipts

Christmas time is almost here!  I’ve made my list and I’ve checked it twice…okay maybe three or four times.  I know what I’m getting everyone and what my budget is going to be.  I’ve clipped my coupons, hired my babysitter and I’m off to the store!

Today was another one of those rushed trips to the grocery store.  It was a no tax day, I had coupons for diapers (Go to the Huggies website to print your own) and the best part was…diapers were on sale!

So I made my way to the checkouts that were busy.  The poor cashier looked totally worn out and was just putting people through as fast as he possibly could.  As he put my order through I wasn’t paying attention to the register and happily paid.  Then on my way out I checked my receipt and noticed that I was actually charged the tax.  I stopped at the customer service desk to ask about it and was given back nearly $9.00.

The moral of the story?  Pay attention to the register and your receipts.  This has happened to me more than once and I try to make it a habit to catch it before I pay.  This year alone by checking my receipts I saved myself nearly $25.00!

Good luck with all your Christmas shopping!

Dots Planner Set by Uncreative Mommy’s Digital Creations – Review

Uncreative Mommy Digital Creations - Daily Planner

Uncreative Mommy Digital Creations - Daily PlannerWith the birth of my son my life seems to be so much more chaotic than it was just a year ago.  My toddler keeps me on my toes and my newborn…well he wants me to sit and hold him all day. In order to conquer the stress that seems to be flooding my life I create lists.  I have them everywhere…on the fridge, on my computer desk, in excel files on my computer, in my car…just everywhere.   It seems like I have a list for everything on a scrap piece of paper and then that paper gets lost and I’m stressed out all over again.  This is where the Dots Planner Set by Uncreative Mommy’s Digital Creations comes into my life.

This great 52 page planner covers all areas of your life.  It has a “To Do Planner”, “Vital Information Planner”, “Menu Planner” and “Bills and Budgets”.  It’s a fantastic tool to use to help get yourself and keep yourself organized.  The pages are bright and colourful, pretty enough to hang on the fridge or bulletin board.  I did find the cost of printing these sheets a little expensive on my home computer but I discovered I can get them all printed at the local printshop for under $4.oo.  I love the fact that if I run out of space on any of the sheets I can just simply run to my computer and print off more.

The pages are well organized with enough space to write whatever you need.  I think my favourite pages are the fridge and freezer inventory pages. I have one of each taped to their respective appliance, with a pencil and string attached.  Now when I take something out or add it, I just mark it down so when I do my grocery list I know immediately what I have on hand.

I put all my pages into a binder and now I have a great organizational tool for everyone in my house to use.  To order this or view any of her other printables visit Uncreative Mommy on Etsy!

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