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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Leven Rose Organic Rosehip Oil Review

I have combination skin on my face and my hands are a little rough and need extra moisture.  I was delighted to have the opportunity to review the Leven Rose Organic Rosehip Seed Oil. The Rosehip Seed Oil arrived securely wrapped.. The bottle arrived with a delightful pink label. The label listed the many uses for the oil, along with proper storage information.

The Rosehip seed oil is 100% organic, this means, no worries about rubbing harsh ingredients on your skin. The bottle included a dropper which made application of the oil quick and easy and it helped control the amount of  oil to apply. I chose to use the Rosehip seed oil on my hands and face. I applied a few drops of the oil on my face and I took my time and rubbed the oil onto my face in a circular motion. The oil is smooth and silky, it felt luxurious and the oil has a very light scent. My face appeared moisturized, refreshed and clear after I applied the oil. Also, the Rosehip seed oil did not make my face greasy or shiny. On my hands, the oil was silky and my hands felt softer and  smoother as well, no more rough skin.Rosehip Seed oil has many uses, but I used it as a general moisturizer for my face and hands and I love it. In addition to the wonderful product, the people from Leven Rose are great to work with, they were quick to respond with any questions I had and they made sure I received the product promptly. I  highly recommend the Leven Rose Organic Rosehip Seed Oil for conditioning and moisturizing your skin.

"I received this product at a discount for my honest and unbiased feedback."

The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Coupons: Step Two

7 Tips for Becoming a Successful Couponer
By:James Dooley

GET IN A SET ROUTINE. Most of what we do in our lives is part of a routine. Whether it is brushing our teeth, watching television or going to work, we do most of our everyday activities without giving them a lot of thought. To be a successful couponer, couponing will need to take its place in your life to the same extent as these other activities. That is not to say you have to work at it daily, rather, it has to become such a part of your life that you do it automatically. Failure to integrate couponing into your life, in most cases, will result in this becoming just another fad in your life that you will soon abandon.

GET ORGANIZED. Couponing is much simpler when you are organized. Not only is it easier, you will find that your savings are greater too. Organized doesn't just mean neat. The purpose of being organized is to allow you identify what coupons you have so that you can take maximum advantage of them. You need to set up a system for adding coupons, removing coupons and storing your coupons. There are many ways to do this but the key is to set up a system you will actually use.

Decide what storage system you will use. Several options for storage are accordion files, coupon boxes and notebook binders.

You must decide whether you will cut out your coupons as you obtain them or cut the coupons only as you need them.

You must decide how you are going to file your coupons. You can sort by category (such as canned meats, canned vegetables, cereal etc); you can sort by aisle (this method works best if you shop mostly at one store); you can sort by the coupon's issue date or by its expiration date or; you can sort by source and issue date (such as Smartsource insert dated (insert date here) or Redplum insert dated (insert date here).

You must establish a set routine for removing the expired coupons.

COMBINE COUPONS WITH SALES. Anybody can use a coupon at the store. A true couponer uses her/his coupons to the fullest advantage by using coupons when the product is on sale. Combining a coupon with a sale results in maximum savings. To take advantage of this, you must either learn your stores sales cycle or (in this days of the internet) you must find a site where someone else has done this homework for you. There are many sites devoted to specific stores that will tell you when a product is on sale, if there is a coupon for that product and if the combination of the sale and the coupon is good enough for you to stack up at this time.

MAKE USE OF ONLINE COUPON SITES. The web abounds with sites for getting advice on the best way(s) to coupon as well as sites from which you can print online coupons. You should take advantage of these sites.

Sites for general advice. There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of websites that will help you become a better couponer. Review as many as you can. If you only pick up one nugget of information from each one, you will be a better couponer for it. Some sites are better at conveying information than other sites. Some sites have better information. Find several you really enjoy and refer to them often. Not only will these sites educate you, they will also offer you encouragement and motivation.

Sites for specific store coupon information. There are many sites that take all the guess work out of using your coupons to their fullest advantage. These sites review the advertised (and sometimes the unadvertised) sales prices at specific stores and tell you if there are store or manufacturer's coupons that can be used on those products. If you are store loyal, these types of sites are a must to use. Find the ones for your favorite store and use them weekly.

FREE Online printable coupon sites. There are several sites on the internet where you can search for and print out free coupons for specific products. Many of these sites have manufacturer's coupons exclusive to that particular website. Several of these sites are coupons.com, smartsource.com and redplum.com. If the site is truly free to use, you should bookmark it and use it regularly.

STOCKPILE. As discussed above, the best way to save money using your coupons is to combine a coupon (or coupons) with a sales price. When you find an item on sale at its lowest price (again use the websites that do this research for you) you will want to buy as many of that product as you need to last you until the product hits its lowest price again (products usually hit their lowest price once every 12 weeks for most stores). There is little in the world of couponing that is more encouraging than looking at the groceries you have stockpiled knowing you bought the product at 70% to 100% off. (Yes, you can get many items for free if you combine a coupon with the products lowest sales price).

PLAN MENUS AROUND SALES. If you plan your menus around the items that are on sale, you will realize a much greater reduction in your food budget than if you plan a menu and then look for coupons or sales. Again, more savings equals greater satisfaction which equals a greater likelihood that couponing will move from chore to way of life.

DON'T GET DISCOURAGED.Give it time. Becoming a successful couponer takes time for most people. Don't let the unrealistic expectations created by Extreme Couponing get you discouraged. Within a month or so, you should be seeing your grocery bills cut by 30% to 50%. After you have established your routine, and begun building your grocery stockpile, you should easily see savings of 50% to 65%.

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Coupons: Step One

Everyone Wants to Save Money, Right? But Are You Ready to Tackle the World of Coupons?
By:Marsha Sobieski

Coupon Basics

How do I find coupons?

Manufacturers publish coupons to bring product awareness, boost sales and to promote new items. When coupons are published they have an expiration date anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months from the date of publication. Generally within the life of the coupon, there will be a sale at one of your local stores and you can match the coupon to the sale for additional savings. So, the key concept is to get the coupons for items you normally would purchase and hold them until there is a sale. Patience can have big payoffs!

Manufacturers release coupons in a variety of ways. Below are some ways to obtain coupons:


Sunday paper coupon inserts
Magazines - All You has lots of coupons and can be found at Wal-Mart, Women's Day, Food Magazines, etc.
Newspapers and local supermarket flyers
Blinkies - located in the supermarket aisles in little red machine
Peelies - located on actual product
Tear Pads - located on special displays in a store and sometimes at customer service desk. Mail-in rebates are often displayed on tear pads.
Wine Tags/Neck Tags - these are tags that hang on the neck of a wine bottle or any other bottle with a neck.
Internet Printables - only allowed 2 printed coupons per computer used. Check your store policy, some stores don't accept or limit the amount you can use in a shopping trip. In addition, they may accept printed coupons but none over a certain value or for free items.
E-Coupons - lots of local grocery stores and pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) offer electronic coupons to be loaded to your membership card for use. Check the rules for these types of coupons - if the store has a "doubling coupon policy" e-coupons may not be doubled.
Write to manufactures and ask for coupons. If you are going to do this, we would recommend you set up an email account just for this type of activity so you won't get bombarded with email offers or spam on your person email.
Coupon Clipping Service. A service can make your life so much easier, you only select the coupons you are going to use, so no extra papers or clipping coupons. Make sure you pick a service that offers a good variety and is reliable. A coupon clipping service is an advantage, because they source coupons from around the country, not just one area, so the variety is much better than what you can find in your local papers. Choose a service close to your location to ensure you get your coupons timely for sale items, or consider upgraded trackable shipping.

How do I use coupons?

•First, READ READ READ your coupon. Make sure the coupon expiration date is good. Read any limitations listed, such as "only 4 like coupons per shopping trip". If the coupon states "16oz or larger" you can't buy a 12oz product and use the coupon. You can only use 1 coupon per product being purchased. So if you buy 3 tubes of toothpaste you can use 3 coupons, but you cannot use 3 coupons for 1 tube of toothpaste. Make sure to match the product you are buying with the coupon.

•Manufacturer coupons are universal and can be used anywhere that accepts coupons. So if you live in TX and go to CA for a trip and want to use a manufacturer's coupon you can do so.

•Coupons cannot be copied - it is illegal. Only original coupons can be used.

•Wherever you shop, learn the coupon policy. Read carefully, if you have questions, ask. If you are only allowed 6 like items per order, be aware. This is why extreme couponers break their orders up into smaller groups to comply with store policies. Look at things like - do they double coupons? Up to how much? Do they have a special day every month when there is additional savings? Senior Day - 5% off? Triple Coupon Day? Some stores may double up to $.50 or $.99; others may limit double to $1.00. Some stores accept expired coupons up to 30 days after expiration. Others price match competitors and will accept their coupons too. Some won't double on certain items like dairy products. Some won't double e-coupons. Some won't accept coupons that won't scan - will not hand enter coupons if they do not scan. Some FREE coupons are not accepted if printed from the internet. There can be limit differences on printed coupons vs. published coupons. This knowledge may lead you to some new stores for shopping!

We recommend when you find a good deal on an item that you use regularly, to purchase enough supply until the item goes on sale again and you can restock. Now this is a general rule, if you do not know when the item will go on sale again do 3 months or whatever you are comfortable with. Create your own rules based on your budget and family needs. If you do this within a few months your regular shopping trip will diminish to just essential (milk, bread, etc.) and sales items. This is when you know you're in the "coupon groove"!

Summary

In conclusion, start out slow with one store you are comfortable with and start the coupon matching process. Slowly add more stores in your general shopping area that you frequent on a regular basis. Watch the sales cycles. Choose the stores that have the best coupon policies for your family, limits for a larger family are important. If you are a family of 2, you will definitely shop differently than a family of 6. You probably already know that certain items go on sale every few weeks or months but never really paid any attention. There are a ton of sites that will tell you what coupons to match a sale for many national chains. Just search "coupon matchups" on the web. Honestly, nothing beats just browsing through your favorite local store. You can really find some great bargains. Let's face it, we are not all going to walk away with a 99% savings at the grocery store, like on TV. However just by doing a little coupon clipping and spending a little time planning, you could save up to 40-60% on your regular shopping trips. Coupon Clipping is well worth the effort!

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