• I Switched!

    Sep 17

    I bit the bullet. I did what I thought I would never do. I switched to Verizon.

    I have been a faithful member of the AT&T universe for over a decade now, and I ended our marriage today. It was sad to hear the words “When I port this number your ties with AT&T will be severed…” but after it happened came the most amazing thing……

    I HAVE SERVICE!

    It is AWESOME! Service going down the road, service when I am in my kitchen, and service when I walk from one place to another! Who’d a thought a girl would be this happy over clear, uninterrupted, YOU CAN HEAR ME NOW service!

    Here are a few money saving tips for you when buying/switching cell providers

    1. Ask for employer/military discounts- lots of companies offer you a percentage off of your bill at major cell providers or cellular companies offer discounts to service men and women
    2. Check for mail in rebates or special deals for switching- Look for phones with mail in rebates or special deals if you are ditching one company for the next
    3. Break your contract free- If your cell company isn’t holding up their end of the bargain, let them know! They will discount your bill or in some cases let you break contract with no charge
    4. Use the 14 days- Cell companies give you 14 days to try out a phone, so use it! You may have thought that an iPhone wasn’t for you, but at least try it out and return it if you do not like it. Try out the “FREE” right now phone and see if you like it better than your previous one!
    Do you have tips of your own? Head over to our ESM Facebook Page and tell us!
    This post is sponsored by my euphoric state of mind because I finally have cell service in my home! Verizon did not sponsor this post in any way :)

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    Aubrey



    September 17, 2013 by  
    Categories: Articles


    I AM LISTENING!

    Sep 16

    Well, I have been away far too long.

    While I was away, I realized several things.

    1) Couponing is hard when you are not having fun with it

    2) I really love writing for y’all

    3) Doing this by myself, while keeping up with all FOUR kids, is tough

    4) Talking about just coupons on here is kind of boring

    So here we are. A new chapter for EasternShoreMom.com but I believe it is going to be an exciting one. One filled with crazy-random posts from me, new & fun things to liven up this page, and of course SAVING MONEY! But I wouldn’t be able to start back again without some help. So I found a great helper, Tracy, who while I was away was helping with the posting and the Facebook page. So you already know Tracy and you didn’t even know it! How about that!? She is very sweet and GREAT at finding some hot deals. We ALL LOVE A HOT DEAL, RIGHT!?

    So here we go. I cannot promise that I will post every hour, or every morning, but I am here and hang on because with all that I have going on I can promise some quality entertainment from here on out!

     I AM LISTENING! What do you want to see on EasternShoreMom.com? Head over to our Facebook Page now and let me know. 

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    September 16, 2013 by  
    Categories: Articles


    Going to the Chapel…

    Apr 11

    It’s been a while since I have updated you guys, didn’t mean to leave you hanging! Life has been a wild ride over the last year, and EasternShoreMom.com has taken a back seat to all my other priorities. But ESM will continue on, hopefully more regular in the coming months. I have slowed down a little after a BIG event last weekend that I am going to share with y’all….

    I GOT MARRIED!

    Yes, to the most amazing man in the world, the man God made just for me. These are the pictures, done by the incredibly talented Morgan Joy Photography (located in the Mobile area). If you are looking for a photographer that’s affordable and will do a great job, Morgan is your girl. I was so thrilled when she agreed to take our wedding photos, I had heard amazing things and had seen some of her work (it’s beautiful). Never did I dream the pictures would turn out as breath taking as they did! Getting my HUSBAND (AHHHH I just love to say it) to smile isn’t an easy task, but she did! Also, she was amazing with all the kids. Between the two of us, we have four plus all the other kids at the wedding and she worked magic with each of them during group shots. She was a HUGE hit!



    For more pictures go HERE

    I am so happy to share with you all the most incredible day of my life, and stay tuned to EasternShoreMom.com because we will be having some new stuff coming up soon. Also, don’t forget to watch ESM on Fox10′s morning show at 8am on Wednesday mornings! This next segment will be about Thrifty Weddings :)

    Local Vendors Used

    Belle Bouquet- (Bride Bouquet)
    Winn Dixie Fairhope, AL- (Wholesale flowers for arrangements)
    Shea White- Musician

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    April 11, 2013 by  
    Categories: Articles


    Who is the Coupon Fairy?

    Feb 25

    Image courtesy of Google

     

    Have you been blessed by the Coupon Fairy? Been strolling down the aisle towards a product that you needed to buy but didn’t have a coupon for? Magically, right there on the shelf by your item, there is a coupon that you can use! Yep, she is one wonderful fairy isn’t she?!

    The fact is that we can all be coupon fairies! In every paper every week there are coupons for items that your family doesn’t buy. A lot of us just look as those coupons as something that we “may” buy or you may even view them as trash, however there is someone out there that needs that coupon! So the next time you are clipping, make a “Coupon Fairy” pile and take 5 minutes out of your grocery trip to drop those coupons by their respected items. You never know who you may bless with your small act of kindness!

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you use them, you help support this site. Thanks so much!

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    February 25, 2013 by  
    Categories: Articles


    Beginners: How you “DO” Coupons.com like a Pro!

    Feb 8


    How do you do Coupons.com like a pro?

    Coupons.com is a site we talk about A WHOLE LOT on EasternShoreMom.com. However, it can be very complicated to know how I find all these coupons, how to print again, where are the coupons I just printed, etc. Let me help you with a little Coupons.com 101:

    Entering a Zip Code

    When you are on Coupons.com, the coupons that come up are based on what zip code you enter. You can enter ANY ZIP CODE YOU WANT, there will be no indication on the coupon that it is only valid in the area you selected. What are some HOT zip codes?

    • Try selecting “no zip code” (in my experience, this brings up EVERY coupon any of the zip codes bring up)
    • 90210
    • 30306
    • 12345
    • You can also go to USPS.com and use their zip code finder to find other zip codes. Usually big city zip codes have better coupon selections.

    Printing the Coupons

    You want to select “Clip this Coupon” to print. But as you know, you can print (most) coupons twice on Coupons.com! However, when you go back to the page that coupon was on it is no longer there. Where did it go and do I have to scroll through all 18 pages of these coupons to find it?

    • Once you have printed a coupon once, when you go back to print again try the last few pages on coupons. Usually when you print a coupon they send it to the last page to hang out, letting you know you have either “reached your print limit” or you are almost there.

    When do the Coupons Expire

    Once you print a coupon from Coupons.com, the coupon should expire 30 days from the date on print.

    When do the Print Limits Reset

    So once you have printed a coupon twice, it gives you the “print limit reached” message. But when can you print it again? At the beginning of every month, Coupons.com will reset and allow you to print again. That is, if that coupon is still available. At the beginning of the month Coupons.com also reloads with new coupons and gets rid of some of the old coupons.

    • Be sure on the last day of the month to scroll through and print ANY coupon you might want because tomorrow it might not be there anymore. If it is still there, you will be able to print it an additional 2 times, ending up with 4 of the same coupon!

    When Should I Check Coupons.com for New Coupons?

    Be sure to head over there once a day to check and see if there are new coupons to print! EasternShoreMom.com also puts of Catch of the Day posts to alert you of new coupons, but you never know what you may find! Download the FREE ESM Toolbar for a quick link to Coupons.com to remind you each day to check.

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    February 8, 2013 by  
    Categories: Articles, Beginners, coupons


    *HOT* Get Alerted For Packages from your Phone & Email!!

    Feb 8

    What an awesome service from UPS ! I don’t know about you but I cannot stand getting notices that “a package has come that needs a signature” or having to wait all day for a package to come that I know needs to be signed for. It wastes my whole day! Now, UPS is offering My Choice which is a FREE program you sign up for to connect your phone with your address to make deliveries simple. 

    This helped me so much recently! As we were in the hospital having our new little one, his baby monitor had been delivered to the house. Had UPS My Choice not alerted me, it would have sat on the doorstep for days, possibly getting rained on or being stolen. But, I had been alerted the day before that it was to be delivered and was able to send someone to put it inside.

    You will get notifications when:

    • A package is about to be delivered (the next day)
    • A package needs to be signed for
    • Also, you will be able to sign for the package via your phone! How neat??
    It only takes a minute to sign up, go ahead and get your UPS My Choice!
    (this post includes sponsored content)

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    February 8, 2013 by  
    Categories: freebie


    Print Coupons, Without a Printer!

    Feb 6

    Ever seen a coupon online that you want to get but you are not hooked up to your printer right now? This happens to me all the time because I am on my laptop, and I am lazy at that second and don’t want to walk all the way into the office to the printer and connect. This is when I figured out I can still get the coupon even if I am not connected to the printer.

    (Warning: Your Milage May Vary. The steps below are ones that work for me but I would test your computer on a coupon you don’t really need first just in case.)

    1. Print the coupon as you would normally, not hooked up to the printer
    2. After it says you’ve printed it, try waiting 5 to 10 minutes and hook up the printer. Your coupon should then print!

    What happens is if the computer can’t print the page, it keep the item in que to print the next time you connect to the printer. This works as long as you don’t shut down your computer before you print. If you shut the machine down, the items in que disappear.

    Try it now! Head over to Coupons.com and see if this works for you.

    Another time this helps:

    When you are out of ink and haven’t made it to the store but there is a HOT coupon you want to print before it is gone!

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    February 6, 2013 by  
    Categories: Articles


    Absolutely FREE Credit Score & Report (no credit card required!)

    Feb 5


    This is an awesome thing! I see the Free Credit Report commercial all the time, but when you go to their website they want you to put a credit card on file and sign up for a temporary membership that you must cancel or you are charged $XX of dollars. Yuck! What if I just want to check my credit score?

    Credit Sesame! I just did this myself and it took less than three minutes. I simply typed in my information, verified a few questions, and up appeared my credit report. Any bank or credit advisor will say it is so important to check your credit score every so often, to make sure there are no discrepancies.

    This program gave me my credit score, how it is rated among other, PLUS a way to “simulate” my new credit score if I add a new card, pay one off, etc. That is always a good thing to check before making those important decisions.

    Head on over to Credit Sesame now and get started!


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    February 5, 2013 by  
    Categories: freebie


    (NEW ZIP CODES ADDED!) Make Money From Home: NCP is Accepting New Members!

    Feb 4

    Looking to make some extra money from home? This is a great way to save for birthdays, vacations, Christmas, or just have an extra income if you stay at home. Nielsen is accepting new members right now. Take advantage, this rarely happens.

    Applying below DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE ACCEPTED, they highly sought after so they have a pretty tight grip on who they accept and who they don’t. Good luck!

    Nielson National Consumer Panel- This one is on of the harder companies to be accepted into but it pays some of the highest rates of an at home survey company. Once accepted, they will send you a scanner for you to scan items that you buy when you shop, and you rack up points for all the items to score gift cards & other items.

     

     

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    February 4, 2013 by  
    Categories: freebie, survey companies


    Publix Ad Preview Beginning 2/6

    Feb 4

    The Publix ad sneak peek is up! As always, a HUGE thanks to Michelle at I Heart Publix for getting this list together for us each week!

    CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS WEEK’S PUBLIX AD SNEAK PEEK

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    February 4, 2013 by  
    Categories: Publix

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