New Coupons 4/26

Here are a few new coupons that you may want to print:

Get Paid to Watch Ads

It’s a Win-Win With Jingit , you can earn real cash, instantly for watching ads online; or checking in and shopping for select products at your favorite stores; even for giving your feedback to leading brands by taking brief surveys. In return, those brands get your attention!

It is the Real Deal Jingit is real cash in real time. We are working with large brands like, Kraft, Elmer’s and Walmart, and Kraft Fighting Hunger Together.

It’s a Snap to Start Simply sign in with your existing Facebook account, then complete the 30 second registration process and start earning. No social security numbers required, and Jingit will not sell or share your personal info.

Earn Online Watch videos, give feedback, earn instant cash. It really is that easy. So any time you see an ad with the Jingit logo online — at or on their partners’ sites — click on it! That ad pays you! Earn on the Go The same content and earning that takes place online takes place on your smart phone or tablet. Plus, you can download our app and earn even more by checking in at your favorite stores.

Spend Instantly With the Jingit Visa Debit Card, your cash is safer than ever, with Jingit’s trusted financial partner US Bank. The Jingit Visa Debit Card is easy and affordable, it also allows you to track your spending!

Walmart is inviting customers to join the fight against hunger. You can help provide meals to families in need by purchasing select products in Walmart stores or by visiting Walmart's Facebook page to vote for one of 200 communities to receive $1 million to fight hunger. Walmart will also give $50,000 to 20 communities with the next highest amount of support. Currently videos for Planters, Mio, and Jello

Saveology: $7.50 for $15 iTunes Gift Card

Got an iPod, iPhone, or iPad (or all of the above)? If so, then you may want to check out this deal. Saveology is offering a $15 iTunes gift card for only $7.50. Wow that's a 50% savings!!! Hurry before this deal ends.

Short & Sweet CVS/Wags Trip

I have an issue with dry eye, so it was a MUST that I take advantage of the Blink eye drops at CVS. 
Here is how I worked my plan:
(1) Blink Gel Tears $8.99
(1) Dream Water $5.79
(1) Jonathan Adler Roll Cover $1.99 (for some reason mine rang up as $1.87)
-$15.49 ECB
Got back $17.77 ($1 ECB from green bag tag)


Transaction #1
(1) i-cool+d Menopause Relief Tab
-$2/1 I-Cool for Menopause or I-Cool+D for Menopause + Bone Building 02/19/2012 RP Insert (exp 04/30/2012)
Got back $10RR ($2 Moneymaker)

Transaction #2
(3) Carefree Pantiliners $.99 each
(1) Finesee Shampoo $1.99
(1) Activity Book $.29
(1) Sparkle Big Rolls $5.49
(1) U by Kotex Sleek Tampons $3.99
(1) Energy Candy $.59
-$10RR from 1st transaction
-$1/1 Finesse 04/22/2012 SS Insert (exp 05/13/2012) 
-$1/1 Kotex U Product 03/25/2012 SS Insert (exp 05/05/2012)
-(3) $1/1 Carefree 03/18/2012 SS Insert (exp 04/30/2012) 
Got back $4 RR

Blink Tears Moneymaker at CVS

Just in case you missed it, we wanted to remind you about the moneymaker at CVS. This week (4/22-4/28), you can get free Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops.

Here is how:
Purchase 1 Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops for $8.99
Use the $1.00 off any Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears printable
Pay $7.99, receive $8.99 ECB
=$1 Moneymaker!

$1/4 Del Monte Canned Food

Here's a hot coupon! Act fast before it disappears.
$1.00 off four Del Monte Canned food

Get $1.00 off four Del Monte canned fruit, vegetables, or tomato products.

Free Meal Planning Service For Life!

Save yourself time and money by using Food on the Table!

Food on the Table is a meal planning service that allows you to plan weekly meals based on your family's food preferences + weekly sales at your local grocery store(s). 

Signup is easy PLUS if you signup in the month of April using promo code: SPRINGFREE, you will receive their premium service for life

CVS Deals 4/22-4/28

green=printable coupon
pink= coupon from insert or other sources
blue= mail-in rebate (MIR)
red=scanner coupons

ECB Deals:

Blink Tears 0.5 or Gel Tears 0.34 oz $8.99 Get $8.99 ECB Limit 1 Free + $1 MM after coupon/ECB
$1/1 Blink IP: HERE or HERE

Dream Water Snoozeberry dietary supplement 2pk. $5.97 Get $5.97 ECB Limit 1 Free after ECB

One Gallon whole, fat free, skin, 1% or 2% Milk (excludes flavored milk) $3.89 Get $1 ECB Limit 2
 *regional deal*

Pepsi 12 oz cans 12pk. 3/$12 Get $2 ECB wyb (3) Limit 1

Keebler Club crackers 5.25 oz, Nabisco cookies or crackers 3.8-8 oz 3/$4 Get $1 ECB wyb (3) Limit 1
$1/1 Any Newtons IP : HERE

Gatorade Prime 4 oz, Amp Energy 16 oz or Doubleshot 6.5 oz 2/$3 Get $1 ECB wyb (2) Limit 1

Get $4 ECB wyb spend $12 on the Household Products listed: Limit 1
Oust 10-12 oz, Glade 9.7 oz, Fabric Spray 22 oz, Sense & Spray refill, candle refill 4ct., Plugins refill 0.28-0.67 oz, candle 4 oz, 
Scrubbing Bubbles 16 oz, Shout, Fantastik or Windex 22-32 oz $3
$1/2 Glade Jar or Scented Oil Candle Product, exp. 5/5/12 (SS 03/25/12)
$1/2 Glade Jar Candles IP :HERE 
$1/2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Product IP : HERE 
$1/2 Glade Sense & Spray Refills IP :HERE 
$2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners, (SS 03/11/12 R)
$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners IP : HERE or HERE
$1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner With Color Power Technology, (SS 03/25/12) * if included 
$.75/2 Shout Laundry Products (Excluding Trial Size) IP : HERE
$.50/1 Scrubbing Bubbles fantastic All Purpose Cleaner IP : HERE or HERE
$0.75/1 or $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner, (SS 03/25/12)
$.75/2 Windex Glass Cleaning Products IP : HERE or HERE

Get $3 ECB wyb (3) Hallmark or American Greeting Cards (excludes boxed cards & clearance items) Limit 1 *check your local ad*
$2 off any 3 Card Purchase from Hallmark, Min. $2 Purchase Required IP : HERE * Can be used at retails stores. Exp 04/22 
FREE Hallmark Card (up to $2.50) wyb 3 cards (RIB Magazine, Spring)
$3 off your total shopping trip when you buy 3 Hallmark Cards at CVS/Phamacy IP : HERE * Each card minimum value of $1.49. Not valid on packaged or boxed cards or gift eclosures
$2/3 American Greeting Cards IP : HERE or HERE

Duracell Alkaline AAA, AA 16pk., C, D 8pk., 9-volt 4pk. or Ultra Power AAA, AA 12k. batteries $11.99 Get $2 ECB Limit 1
$.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries ets (P&G 4/1)

Get $4 ECB when you spend $10 on any Revlon Beauty Cosmetics or Beauty Tools (excludes clearance items) Limit 6
Revlon Super Lustrous or ColorBurst lip color, lip Gloss, lip butter or lipstick $6
$1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic, (SS 04/01/12)
$2/1 Revlon Face Product, (SS 04/01/12)
$1/1 Revlon Beauty Tool, (SS 04/01/12)
$2/1 Revlon PhotoReady Face Product IP :HERE 
$5 off any purchase of 2 Revlon Cosmetics -- scanner q printed the wk of 4/8

Get $10 ECB when you spend $25 on any L'Oreal Cosmetics or Hair Care (excludes clearance items) Limit increased to 5 - April monthly deal
L'Oreal Excellence or Excellence to-go, any 2/$12
L'oreal Voluminous mascara, Color Riche lip color or lip liner (excludes anti-age and Collagen) $5.99
ALL L'Oreal Ever Hair Care 2/$12
$2/1 L'Oreal shade of Preference (RP 4/15)
$2/1 L'Oreal Preference, (RP 03/18/12)
$1/1 L'Oreal Excellence or Excellence To-Go Shade, (RP 03/25/12) 
$4/2 L'Oreal Excellence or Excellence To-Go Shade, (RP 03/25/12) 
$2/1 L'Oreal Sublime Mousse Haircolor, (RP 03/11/12) 
$2/1 L'Oreal Paris Face Product, (RP 4/15)
$2/1 L'Oreal Paris Face Cosmetic Product, (RP 03/04/12)
$1/1 L'Oreal Paris Eye Product, (RP 03/25/12)
$1/1 L'Oreal Paris Eyeliner or Eye Shadow, (RP 03/25/12)
$2/1 L'oreal Paris cosmetic item (Tearpad found at CVS)
$1/1 L'Oreal Evercreme, Eversleek, Everpure, Everstrong Shampoo or Conditioner, (RP 03/11/12)(RP 4/15)
$1/1 L'Oreal Everstyle Product, exp. 5/6/12 (RP 03/11/12)(RP 4/15)
$1/1 L'Oreal EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong treatment (RP 4/15)
$2/1 L'Oreal Healthy Look Creme Gloss color (RP 4/15) (if included)
$3/1 L'Oreal Elnett hairspray 11oz standard size (RP 4/15) (if included)
$1/1 L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze product (RP 4/15)(if included)

Get $4 ECB when you spend $10 on any Almay Cosmetics (excludes clearance items) Limit 6
$1/1 or $0.50/1 Almay Cosmetics ( Tearpad found at CVS)

Get $7 ECB wyb any Physicians Formula Cosmetics (excludes clearance items) Limit 1
$1/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic Product, (SS 02/12/12 R)
$1/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic, (SS 03/18/12)
$3/1 Physicians Formula Matchmaker lip gloss peelie( found at CVS)
$3 off Physicians Formula Cosmetics -- scanner q printed the wk of 4/8

Get $3 ECB wyb Essence of Beauty eau de toilette Fragrance 1.7 oz (excludes clearance items) Limit 5

Spend $15 Get $5 ECB on these Dove, Degree, Lever or Caress products: Limit 1
Dove Hair Care 5-12 oz 2/$6.97
Dove or Degree Body Mist 3 oz, Ultimate, Ultra Clear, Adrenaline or Dove Men+Care deodorant 2.7-3 oz 2/$6.97
Dove Men+Care body wash 13.5 oz $4.97
Caress, Dove, Lever Bar soap 6-8pk., Dove Body wash 18-24 oz or Cream Oil lotion 13.5 oz $6.97
$1.50/2 Dove Hair Products IP : HERE
$2/1 DOVE Shampoo/Conditioner or Styling product IP : HERE( ETS, No WM logo, Limit 2 per trip, cannot be combined with another offer)
$0.75/1 Dove Cleartone, Go Sleeveless, Go Fresh Deodorant, Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant or Body Mist (RP 3/25)

Spend $15 Get $5 ECB on the items listed: Limit increased to 4 - April monthly deal
ALL Jergens Natural Glow $8.50
Jergens moisturizer 16.8-21 oz or Curel Lotion 13 oz $7.50
John Frieda shampoo, conditioner 8.45-10 oz, or styler 3-12 oz, Biore cleanser, scrub, towelettes 30ct. or pore strips 6-8ct. $6
Select John Frieda Hair Treatments $8
ALL John Frieda Precision Foam Color
FREE Biore Cleanser wyb Pore Strip, (SS 03/04/12)
$1/1 Biore Product, (Peelie found at CVS)
$2/1 John Frieda Full Size Product, (SS 03/04/12)
$2/1 John Frieda Precision Foam Colour Product, exp. 4/28/12 (SS 03/04/12)
$3/2 John Frieda Full Size Product, (SS 02/12/12)
$3/2 John Frieda Root Awakening Hair Care Product, (SS 02/12/12)
$1/1 Jergens Natural Glow Face or Body Moisturizer IP: HERE
$3/2 Jergens Moisturizers, (SS 03/04/12)
$1/1 Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer excludes 2floz body moisturizer (SS 4/22)
$2/1 Jergens Natural Glow & Protect moisturizers (SS 4/22)
$1/1 Curel Moisturizer, exp. 5/31/12 (SS 03/04/12)
$1/1 Curel Product IP :HERE
$3/2 Curel Skincare Products IP :HERE
$2 or $3 off any one Biore - scanner q printed the wk of 4/8

Spend $15 Get $5 ECB on any Simple Skin Care (excludes clearance items) Limit 1

Spend $15 Get $5 ECB on Nuance Salma Hayek Cosmetics, Body, Facial or Hair Care (excludes trial/travel sizes and clearance items) Limit 1
$2.00 any Nuance Salma Hayek product, excludes trial sizes(RIB Magazine, Spring)

Spend $15 Get $5 ECB on any Clearasil Ultra, Perfectawash Kit or Perfectawash refill 5 oz Limit 1
$3/1 Clearasil PrefectaWash Automatic Face Wash Dispenser AND Refills (SS 3/11)
$3/1 Clearasil PrefectaWash(SS 4/22)
$1/1 Clearasil Product (SS 3/11)
$1/1 Clearasil Skin Care Product (SS 4/22)
$0.75/1 Clearasil Product IP : HERE

Dial for Men Speed Foam body wash 6.8 oz $6.49 Get $2 ECB Limit 1

Get $10 ECB wyb $30 on Fekkai Hair Care (excludes trial sizes and clearance items) Limit 1 

Head & Shoulders shampoo, conditioner 13.5-14.2 oz 3/$14 Get $4 ECB wyb (3) Limit 1
B1G1 Head & Shoulders,(P&G 04/01/12)

Clairol Nice'n easy Non-Permanent hair color $6.99 Get $1 ECB Limit 1
$2/1 Clairol Hair Color, (SS 03/18/12)
$1/1 Clairol hair color (SS 4/15)
$5/2 Clairol hair color (SS 4/15)
$3/1 Clairol Nice 'N Easy Foam or Perfect 10 Hair Color (P&G 4/1) 

Pantene Pro-V shampoo, conditioner 12.6 oz or styler 5.7-11.5 oz 2/$6.97 Get $1 ECB wyb (2) Limit 1
$1/2 Pantene Product, (P&G 04/01/12)

Get $10 ECB when you spend $25 on any of these products listed: Limit 1
Schick Slim Twin 12ct., Hydro 5, Intuition, Quattro for women razor 1ct., Quattro Xtreme3 disposables for men, for women 3-4ct. or Hydro 5 cartridges 4ct. $7.99
Hawaiian Tropic 6-8 oz $7.99
Banana Boat 4-8 oz $6.99
Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons 36-40ct. $7.99
Edge or Skintimate Shave gel or cream 6-10 oz 2/$5
ALL Energizer batteries, starting at $1.49
$1.75/1 Schick Disposable Razor Pack, (SS 04/01/12)
$4/1 or $2/1 Schick Hydro Silk Razor or Refill, (SS 03/25/12 R)
$1/1 or $3/2 Schick Disposable Razor Pack, (SS 03/11/12)* exp. 4/22/12
$1/1 Schick razor or refill excludes 2ct disposable (SS 4/22)
$2/1 Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 refill (SS 4/22)
$2/1 Schick Hydro Power Select or Hydro 3 or 5 blade razor (SS 4/22)
$2/1 Schick Hydro Silk razor or refill (SS 4/22)
$4/1 Schick Hydro Silk refill (SS 4/22)
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons IP:HERE 
$1/1 Playtex Sport Tampons, 18 ct+ IP: HERE
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide 360 tampons, Sport tampons 14ct+, Personal Cleansing Cloths or Sport Body Wipes (SS 4/22)
FREE Playtex Tampons 20ct wyb Playtex Tampons 36ct, up to $5.99 (SS 03/18/12)
$0.55/1 Edge Shave Gel, 7oz+ (SS 03/25/12)
Edge/Skintimate shave gel excludes 2.75oz cans (SS 4/22)$0.55/1 Skintimate Shave Gel, exp. 5/6/12 (SS 03/25/12)
$1/1 or $2/1 Any Banana Boat Product, 3oz+(Hangtag found at CVS) 
$1/1 Any Banana Boat Product, 4oz+(SS 4/22)
$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product IP :HERE 
$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product, 4oz+(SS 4/22)
$1/1 or $0.75/1 Energizer Batteries, Flashlight or USB Wall or Car Charger (SS 03/25)  
$1/1 Energizer Batteries, Flashlight or USB Wall or Car Charger, (SS 4/22)

Tampax Radiant 16-18ct. or Always Radiant pads 12-16ct. or liners 64ct. $3.99 Get $1 ECB Limit 1
$1/1 Tampax Pearl, Pearl Compak, Radiant 16 ct+ (P&G 4/1)
$1/1 Always Infinity 12 ct+, Always Radiant Infinity (P&G 4/1)
$1/1 Always Pantiliner 30ct+ (P&G 4/1)
$2/1 Tampax Radiant Tampons (found in Tampax Radiant box)

U by Kotex liners 40-60ct., pads 14-18ct., or tampons 18ct. $3.99 Get $2 ECB Limit 1
$1/1 Kotex U Product, (SS 03/25/12)
$1/1 U by Kotex Product IP :HERE

Crest Pro-Health, 3D White, Outlast 7.6-7.8 oz, Clinical 4.5-8 oz, 3D White, Pro-Health rinse 16-16.9 oz or Scope Outlast 750ml 2/$7.98 Get $2 ECB wyb (2) Limit 2
$0.25/1 Crest Rinse, (P&G 04/01/12)
Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection toothpaste twin pk., Oral-B Pro-flex toothbrush Value 2pk., Pro-Health Wintergreen 1 liter or Deep Clean Rinse 32 oz $6.99 Get $3 ECB Limit 2
$0.25/1 Crest Toothpaste, (P&G 04/01/12)
$0.50/1 Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Pro Flex Toothbrush,
(P&G 04/01/12)

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush toothbrush 1ct. or brush heads 2ct. $6.39 Get $2 ECB Limit 2
$2/1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush IP: HERE

Bausch & Lomb Renu 12 oz, Bio True 10 oz, Boston 1-3.5 oz, Soothe 0.5 oz or 28ct. $8.99 Get $1 ECB Limit 1
$2/1 Bausch & Lomb Biotrue IP :HERE
$4/1 Bausch+Lomb Soothe Dry Eye Product, (SS 02/26/12)

$3/1 Bausch+Lomb Soothe Dry Eye Product, (SS 4/22) 

Clearblue Pregnancy Test 2ct. $12.99 Get $6 ECB Limit 1

Zegerid OTC 42ct. $24.99 Get $8 ECB Limit 1
$3/1 Zegerid OTC Product IP :HERE

Zantac 75 80ct. or Zantac 150 65ct. $17.99 Get $3 ECB Limit 1
$5/1 Zantac Product IP : HERE or HERE
$3/1 Zantac Product IP :HERE
$5/1 Zantac Product, 24ct + ( SS 4/1)

Thanks to didie at WUC
More CVS Deals Here:

Freebie Friday (4/20/12)

Ahhhh another Friday is here! For some strange reason I feel like spending all weekend curled up in bed watching Netflix. Hmm it sounds tempting! What do you think? But then again it's Earth Day weekend, so maybe I should do something green! If you're headed out this weekend, make sure you snag some Earth Day freebies. 

Note: Valid 4/22 only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Note: Kids 3 & up will receive a free tote to decorate in honor of Earth Day. 4/22 only from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Note: 4/22 only. Check to see what time your local Target opens. Limited supply. 

Note: Valid April 21-29. 

Find free Earth Day craft and activities here! Review/Giveaway

Say goodbye to your traditional boring gift baskets and say hello to Gourmet Gift Baskets! At Gourmet Gift Baskets you can find the perfect gift for anyone and any occasion. But perhaps you are searching for baked good? Well, Gourmet Gift Basket has that too!

Did someone say brownies? You bet I did! Recently I was sent a custom package with each of the flavors in their Brownie Sampler:
  • Belgian Chocolate
  • White Choclate Macadamia Blonde
  • Butterscotch Blonde
  • Cheesecake
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fudge Walnut

When I first received the brownies, I was a little worried that they wouldn't have the same flavor as homemade ones. However, each brownie was perfectly sweetened and moist. In case you are wondering -- yes, I tried every flavor that was sent to me (for review purposes. Haha). My favorite flavor was the butterscotch, cheesecake, fudge walnut, white chocolate macadamia...oh wait I said flavor not flavors. Well as you can tell, I loved them all. In my opinion, these brownies are sure to please the taste buds of any brownie lover. 

Want to get your hands on the brownies pictured above?
Well you're in luck! Gourmet Gift Baskets has offered to give (1) Frugalicious Mommy reader their very own custom sampling of brownies.

Tip-a-licious Thursday (Guest Post)

A few weeks ago, we were introduced to the work of Tara Brooke. Tara Brooke is a model, entrepreneur, and author of Beautiful Ambition: My Secret to Love, Happiness, & Success. In addition, Tara also writes informative and inspirational articles forfitness and fashion magazines. As part of out Tip-a-licious Thursday series, here are some tips on goal setting provided by Tara Brooke. 

Goal Setting

The truth is that we have choices in every single moment of our lives. For those who are destitute however, the choices in life are less, fewer and far between (if at all!). But, as for the rest of us…let us set the records straight for once! WE  often think we don't have freedom when we simply haven't claimed our power to choose differently!

So how can you be open to choosing ‘differently’ and BETTER? For once, be clear about what it is that you DO want. Have a sense of purpose. With a target to aim for, you'll know what will serve you best.

This One Amazingly Simple Step, that really successful people take, is to plan their lives in detail on paper (to start)… AND THEN, they actually work their plan.  And when I say detail - I mean EVERY detail.   They wrote down a plan for every aspect of their lives and then they went after it.  Step, by step, by step!!

Now let us get down to business! Here is a tough question for you. Are you working someone else's plan for your life? If you are NOT getting what you want from life, it is probably because you have allowed someone else to design your life plan.  This could be your parents, your spouse, your boss, the government, even your friends, that might oblige and be happy to plan and map your life FOR you. BUT, this is not the fast track to success - if anything, it is the slow boat to mediocrity.   Success is a do-it-to-yourself proposition, that comes from designing the life you want and deserve and then taking significant action to achieve it.
Now let us get down to business! Here is a tough question for you. Are you working someone else's plan for your life? If you are NOT getting what you want from life, it is probably because you have allowed someone else to design your life plan.  This could be your parents, your spouse, your boss, the government, even your friends, that might oblige and be happy to plan and map your life FOR you. BUT, this is not the fast track to success - if anything, it is the slow boat to mediocrity.   Success is a do-it-to-yourself proposition, that comes from designing the life you want and deserve and then taking significant action to achieve it.

Stop and ask yourself in-depth get-real type questions, like: "Why am I doing this? What do I want to achieve?"

Write down your answers. Use your journal. Get in the habit of carrying and using your journal as a success tool. Be more conscious of how you are spending your precious time, because this is your life passing by. This will help you start to recognize where you’re doing well, and when you are headed down the wrong path altogether. I spend a good amount of my time writing out what I wanted, because it helps me stay focused on the goal everyday. I look at it and I know how I am going to spend my time that day.

I want to encourage you to step out with confidence and really give it your all.  DO NOT  let ANYBODY stand in your way! A ‘victim’ mentality will typically keep great people from coming into your life. Only YOU can decide to stop being a victim and start living today!

Be open to possibilities for yourself. Select one area of your life where you are unsatisfied, and choose something new, something more for yourself. Do different things and do things differently. Risk more.

The following is a guideline that can help you achieve your goals:

   State your goal as a positive statement (“do”, instead of “don’t”)
example : “ I will earn $150,000 a year” instead of “I won’t make less money than I deserve.”

   Be precise about your goal (state dates, and a measurable amount of achievement so that you can know when you have achieved your goal).

   Set priorities (so that when you have several goals, you won’t feel overwhelmed, you’ll know which ones are the most important).

   Write your goals down (this solidifies them and makes them feel more important).

   Keep your operational goals small (having many smaller goals is better than one large goal, since it’s easier to see your progress and stay motivated).

   Instead of setting an outcome, set a performance goal (this way, there is a control factor to your achievement.  Nothing is more dispiriting than failing due to reasons beyond your control, such as bad business environments, or just plain bad luck).

   Be realistic about your goals (set goals that you can achieve, and don’t be influenced by others, who try to set goals beyond your abilities.  You can always set another goal if you discover that your first goal was not reaching high enough).

   Don’t set your goals too low (otherwise, you will slow down your progress, become lazy, and simply won’t achieve your maximum potential).

   When you do achieve one of your goals, make certain that you have taken the time to enjoy the satisfaction of having accomplished your desire, by allowing yourself a well deserved break or reward. (It can be as small as an afternoon off to go see that movie you have wanted to see).

   It is also important to make certain to absorb the implications of the achievement of your goal, and have a look back at the progress you have made.  You should also look at the progress that you have made towards other goals.  If the goal was especially noteworthy, make sure that you reward yourself appropriately.

Frugalicious Mommy Disclaimer: These tips were provided to us by Taz Solutions for Tara Brooke. No monetary compensation was received. 

Wordful Wednesday

Today I thought I would take the opportunity to tell my Frugalicious Mommy team member that I love and appreciate her. You see, the co-blogger of F.M. is my mother. My mother and I have a wonderful relationship, in fact, she is my best friend. She is beautiful, funny, caring, a good listener, and list can go on & on. Anytime you put us together, we always have a fantastic time.

Mom, did these pictures make you crack a smile? :) Just remember what I told you -- there is always a rainbow after the storm.

Keep smiling and stay positive. You are a strong woman!

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

-Author Unknown

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