Amazon Prime Now Includes Audible App!


Are you a member of Amazon Prime? If so, you can now get their Audible app for FREE! This is a value equivalent to $59.40/year!

So what do you get exactly?

Audible Originals—Listen to original storytelling from an award-winning team whose mission is to take listeners to new places.

Playlists crafted for every interest—Every day, Audible editors create insightful and engaging playlists drawn from news, comedy shows, articles, talks, and more.

Prime-exclusive free audiobooks—Hear gifted narrators bring stories to life. Enjoy a streaming collection of audiobooks including bestsellers, family favorites, celebrity-narrated classics, and more, just for Prime.

The Audible app can be downloaded to your phone. Since nothing can be actually downloaded, it does use your data.

I just got the app today and am having a great time finding short stories and TED Talks and news clips to listen to while I do boring chores like the dishes and wiping down counters. I think this will be a go-to app for me.

If you download the app and find something great to listen to, please let me know! I love getting recommends!

If you aren’t a member of Prime yet, did you know you can get an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial?

How to Save Money Without Clipping Coupons: Cookbook Edition

Is it possible to save money without clipping coupons? Yes, and these cookbooks are part of the plan.

Do you want to save money without clipping coupons? This is the best list of the most useful cookbooks that help you save money on your weekly grocery bill.

While I do publish a Natural and Organic Coupon Round-Up every week, and I’ve written How to Get Free Groceries Every Week, I know that these coupons can only do so much to help your grocery budget.

If you want to save money without clipping coupons, cooking at home is the best place to start.

Cooking from home not only saves you money, it also allows you to significantly improve your family’s diet. It’s a win-win.

The cookbooks I’m sharing with you today are the ones I think every budget conscious family should have.

The Best List of Cookbooks That Help You Save Money Without Clipping Coupons

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions

I’m starting with this cookbook because it is the cookbook we used when my daughter wanted to learn how to cook this summer. The recipes are that simple.

In fact, every recipe has 5 or less ingredients OR it can be prepped in under 15 minutes. What’s better than that?

BONUS: Most recipes come with a recommended side dish recipe that can be made in only 10 minutes!

The fact that the recipes call for so few ingredients definitely helps with your grocery budget. No complicated ingredients, just healthy and fresh fare.

The Best List of Cookbooks That Help You Save Money Without Clipping Coupons

Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals
I think a good basic cookbook should have good photos – and this one does.

This is the cookbook that has those recipes you will want to bookmark and cook over and over again.
The Best List of Cookbooks That Help You Save Money Without Clipping Coupons

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

This is the cookbook that will teach you to eat healthy on a food stamps budget.

Seriously. This is about eating well without spending a fortune. We’re talking about a whole section on how to make hot dogs healthy.

If you are struggling with a food budget, this cookbook is a great investment.

The Best List of Cookbooks That Help You Save Money Without Clipping Coupons

Family Feasts for $75 a Week:
A Penny-wise Mom Shares Her Recipe for Cutting Hundreds from Your Monthly Food Bill

This cookbook will definitely inspire you to save money without clipping coupons.

If you are a total newbie when it comes to saving at the grocery store, this book will walk you through compiling a grocery list and working up a meal plan.

The Best List of Cookbooks That Help You Save Money Without Clipping Coupons
The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

There is nothing on this planet like a loaf of freshly baked bread with it’s dark crispy crust and an airy, light inside. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

With this cookbook, your baking skills do not matter. It really does teach you how to bake wholesome, delicious bread at home quickly and easily.

What’s more? Each loaf will cost you an average of $0.30!!! Y’all. That’s some serious savings.

Once you’ve mastered the simple loaf, you’ll soon be making breads like Roasted Garlic Potato Bread or Wisconsin Beer-Cheese Bread and those $3.00 specialty loaves from your grocery store bakery will be a thing of the past.

The 100% whole wheat sandwich bread is a family favorite. Let the dough sit in the fridge for about 5 days to get a good fermentation before baking and you’ve got a real healthy, real foodie loaf.

Do you want to save money without clipping coupons? This is the best list of the most useful cookbooks that help you save money on your weekly grocery bill.

Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook
Okay, here’s the truth. I do not like big freezer cooking days. It takes more time than I think it will. It never seems to account for the fact that I use every dish in the kitchen. I always end up with a massive clean-up on my hands. It just never seems worth it to spend one whole day cooking.

That said, I still like to have good, healthy food in the freezer for nights when I just plain need help.

The beauty of this book is it gives you the flexibility to do an all day freezer cooking plan, or just to make a recipe or two to suit your schedule.

Flexibility is the key when it comes to saving money. If pork tenderloin is on sale, you could decide to buy several and only do the pork tenderloin recipes in this book. That’s a great time and money saver right there.

This book also has a lot of great non-meat meals. The Vegetable Bolognese is both delicious and economical.

Now it’s your turn: What are the cookbooks you would recommend to help save money without clipping coupons?

What to Watch on Netflix: Free Printable

Ready for your next binge? Here’s a free printable of what to watch on Netflix!

What to Watch on Netflix A Free Printable Guide of the Top 50 Most Recommended Netflix Shows

Wondering what to watch next on Netflix? I’ve compiled the ultimate list of binge-worthy Netflix shows.

How did I come up with these 50 shows?


I’m in several different Facebook groups, and about once a month I’ll see a post where someone asks, “What should I watch next on Netflix?”

These are the 50 shows that get mentioned every single time. Every. Single. Time.

Just because they mention these top 50 shows doesn’t mean my list is complete.

Sure, you’d think with 50 shows I’d have covered it all. Except, you may have a gem or two that this list may have missed. So this printable has room to write them in.

This list is meant to be shared. Co-workers, moms-to-be on bedrest, your bestie that finally sprung for a Netflix subscription, college students home for the summer…. all the people need this list.

So print it. Then write in your own suggestions and share it.

What should you watch next on Netflix?

Download your What to Watch on Netflix Free Printable.

FREE Downloadable Adult Coloring Page

free erin condren coloring sheet

Have you discovered how fun it is to color again?

As an Erin Condren fan, I’m so excited that she is offering a free adult coloring page.

Print one for yourself, then make sure to print out a few extras for the kiddos to enjoy too.

For coloring these pages, I’d highly recommend this set of pencils. The quality is excellent for the price!

Free Online Baking Class for Kids

Bake for Good

Every kid I’ve ever known has loved to help in the kitchen.

Craftsy has added a new free class to it’s line up called Bake for Good: Kids

This online class will teach them how to make homemade bread at home in 4 short lessons. This would be such a fun (and tasty!) summer activity for kiddos. And it’s FREE!

UPDATE: People have been reporting when they sign up for the site, they are also eligible to get ANY additional class FREE! Simply sign in and they will send you an email that gets you one FREE class!

The Ultimate List of Freebie Websites

The Ultimate List of Freebie Websites

Who doesn’t love a freebie? I love to head out to the mailbox in the afternoon, open it up, and find that my latest freebie has arrived.

It allows me to try new products while keeping the family budget in tact. Winning!

If you also like a good freebie, I’ve rounded up The Ultimate List of Freebie Websites.

Please note, some products are offered free but you may encounter a shipping and handling fee.

Don’t want to pay the fee? There is no need to sign up for the freebie.

This list is updated almost daily to try to keep up with the offers. Be sure to bookmark and visit often! Deals change QUICKLY!


Free 23 oz. Nestea at Giant Eagle

Free Virtuous Coffee Sample Box, Gear, Pour-Over Kit & More

Free Bottle of Biogreen Labs Supplements

Free Grown in Idaho Frozen Potatoes with BzzAgent

Free Pairs of WAMA Hemp Underwear, Mystery Box & More

Freebie Websites

Order your FREE 4X6 Refrigerator Photo Magnet from York Photo. Use promo code: DADMAGNET at check-out

Get your first box of Graze snackbox free.

Sign up for the AllFreeKidsCrafts free eNewsletter and receive the free Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More eBook.

Download any or all of  the Top 100 Free Kindle eBooks

FREE BABY BLUES COMICS by email! Do kids and babies make you laugh? Get FREE “Baby Blues” comics sent to your inbox daily. *Confirm the request in your email to start receiving.

EasyCanvasPrint– upload a photo and have your picture printed on a canvas – just pay shipping!

Nursing Pillow – Use code MYSAVINGS at checkout to get your pillow free (normally $39.95!). S&H fees may apply.

Erin Condren Budget Book Wellness Journal

Erin Condren – This isn’t exactly a freebie website, but you can get freebies with their generous promotional credit program. Here’s how this freebie works: This link will get you a $10 credit emailed to you.  Use that $10 credit on anything in the store. Items you can get FREE after credit:

  • Wellness Journal
  • Monthly Budget Book
  • Compliment Cards
  • Lunchbox Notes
  • Perpetual Calendar



Receive FREE Air Filters from FilterEasy, just pay shipping and handling.



CraftsyCraftsy offers FREE mini online courses. Categories include quilting, cooking, sewing, crafting, and more! The selection changes often, so be sure to check out all of Craftsy’s offerings!

BookBub – If you read eBooks, BookBub is a daily email list that will let you know what books are being offered free on Amazon.


Kahiki – Join Kahiki and you can win cool kitchenware.

baby leggings

Baby Leggings – Click on “Shop Now” and select any 5 baby leggings you like. Once you have made your selection, you’ll automatically be directed to the shopping bag. Enter the promo code “ENBABY” and 100% off the cost of your selected baby leggings will be deducted – all you pay are the SP&S fees! Remember: the promo code is “ENBABY” and you can use it more than once, just open a new browser window each time you do.

Udder Covers

Udder Covers – Valued at $34.95, get your Udder Cover Free with promo code MYSAVINGS. You will be charged shipping.


Money Saving Mom – Head over to Money Saving Mom where you can sign up to enroll in a 5 day Free eCourse on How to Make Money at Home.
seven slings

Seven Slings – Get a free baby carrier (a $48 value). To get your sling free, use promo code: ENBABY. Select any baby carrier you would like, but be sure to go to the sizing page so that you can get the right size carrier for you. Once you have selected your size, you will automatically be directed to the “shopping bag” where you can enter the promo code “ENBABY “ . This promo code will take 100% off of the baby carrier purchase and all you are required to pay are the shipping fees.

If you are interested in freebies, did you know you can Earn Free Amazon gift cards?

How to Earn Free Amazon Gift Cards (In a minimum amount of time)

How to Get Free and Discount Products from Amazon (The Easy Way!)

How to Get Free and Discount Products from Amazon The Easy Way!

UPDATE: Amazon has changed it’s policies. It is unclear whether any of these programs will continue to work.

This is not a drill. I just experienced the easiest way to get free and discount products from Amazon.

Here’s the low down.

Sellers on Amazon need accurate and honest reviews from purchasers about their product to rank higher in Amazon search. So they are willing to give you their product for free or deeply discounted in exchange for a review.

That’s it. That’s the secret. Write a review = snag a deal on Amazon!

There are several websites that specialize in matching sellers with reviewers. All of these sites will need to verify your Amazon account. I’ve vetted these companies for you, so you can trust them with this information.

The way each site works varies a bit. However, they are all looking for people who can write a good review on the products they receive.

You will need to adhere to each site’s guidelines and suggestions as to what makes a good review. If you are looking to earn more and better review opportunities, learn what Amazon wants out of customer reviews.

None of these sites will reimburse you for shipping costs. If you are an Amazon Prime member, most products will ship free with your Prime membership.

How to Get Hot Deals on Amazon Products the Easy Way

Here are the sites I’ve had the opportunity to check out for you. – After you register with HonestFew, they will start emailing you deals. For items you’d like to review, you will be given a coupon code to use on Amazon to purchase the product at a discount. Once you receive the product, put it to use. Then, head over to Amazon and leave your honest review.

Every product has a limited amount offered at the discount, so you do need to act fast to get in on the deals you want. – Once you’ve registered with Snagshout, you can browse their selection and choose what item you’d like to review. You will be given a promo code to order the product.

Snagshout limits the number of products you can be reviewing to one at a time. However, after you’ve successfully written several reviews, they will bump that number up to five.

You are required to include disclosure language in your review. Failure to do so may result in your termination from the program. – New products are posted daily to their site or you can elect to get the deals emailed directly to you. Scroll through the offerings and choose what item you’d like to review.

AMZ claims to have the steepest discounts on the products put up for review. Check out their selection to see for yourself.

I was really excited to find an aromatherapy diffuser at a steep discount I wanted to review.

Remember, if you use any of these sites to get cheap products from Amazon, you are obligated to write a review.  Failure to do so will result in your being removed from their service.

Find a product you want to review? Tell us about your experience!

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