Posted by: thesavinghabit | July 27, 2010

Crafty Savings / Weekly Deals for 7/29-8/4/2010

Many of us have children who love to do crafts. With the back-to-school sales beginning, now is a good time to stock up on some of the standard craft supplies such as glue, markers, crayons, water colors, etc. However, there are many items you can collect to use for crafts that won’t cost you a cent.

• Cereal boxes – cut the empty boxes and use the back side for painting or drawing on.
• Popsicle sticks – wash them and let them dry and use them to build bird houses, picture frames, or various other fun items
• Styrafoam trays – save these from your meat or veggie purchases, wash them and use them for making airplanes, cut out shapes to glue on other pictures, etc.
• Wrapping paper / wall paper – use the back side to draw, paint, color on. Or cut out interesting designs to glue onto pictures.
• 2-ltr bottles/milk jugs – can be used to make a birdfeeder
• Egg cartons – can be fun to paint, or use as an organizer for small items.

There are ideas for crafts from milk jugs, oatmeal boxes, toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, altoid mint tins, and so much more.

With a little help from the internet, you can find crafts that are appropriate for any age using mostly common household items. And, it’s a great way to encourage creativity in your child!

You may want to check out the following websites for some ideas:

Enchanted Learning

Amazing Moms

So, be creative and have some fun! Please share your ideas as well!

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo
BOGO – Buy one, get one free
SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off
Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles
All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods: Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.

Publix Greenwise: Click here for their weekly ads.

Many thanks to for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “super deals” for 7/29-8/4, please click here

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 7/29-8/4, please click here

For Publix ongoing sale list, please click here

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

Renita’s Favorite Money-Saving Sites

E-Book now available!
I’m excited to tell you that my book is now available as an e-book! So, you can save money while you learn to save even more money by purchasing an e-book instead of a traditionally bound book! For more information, please click here.

Renita is a resident of Palm Beach County, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at

I grant permission for every reader to reproduce on your website the article you are now reading but copy this article, without any alteration whatsoever. Include the copyright statement, too, please.

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