Save your Money Honey!! Don’t throw it away. There is lots of ways to save that add up BIG TIME . If you don’t need to save any money feel free to jump to our meetup page and donate some or just skip this page all together! Lol… otherwise check out some ways to save below.
I hear people say all the time they can’t eat Paleo because it is too expensive and while I agree that eating fresh, grass-fed, organic is definitely more pricey than fast food restaurants and low quality food choice you just need to look around to find ways to spend less on the other things you buy in your life. This section of the blog and future post are going to be about ways to save through out your daily life so you can reinvest it in your food quality choices. ( or good, better, best choices as I like to say. )
Some of these choices may not be your thing but pick the ones you think you can implement in your life and go for it!
Get rid of Cable
One of the first things we did to help our budget was say bye bye to our house phone and the cable bill. Oh it was such a happy day to tell the cable company! We still have them for internet but will be looking into the new options coming to town to see how they measure up in cost and performance. ( I see you coming google Fiber! I’ll be looking for a deal .. ) We use a Roku streamer for Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Movies to watch shows.( and still save a ton of money for not having cable. We also have a HD antenna to watch the Local tv stations. Depending where you live is which on might work for you. Ours works great in North Raleigh.
Get Amazon Prime
We have Amazon Prime and Love Love it. You can get Prime movies on it for free to go along with your no cable lifestyle but the major thing is the free shipping. Prime ships mostly in 2 days. They even have delivered to my house on Sundays and holidays ( not that I asked them too but they did). Also when you have Prime if you live in Raleigh you can get Prime Now free which delivers same day. (select items) . I’ve used it once and it was a great deal. They were offering $10 off your first order when I got the app and placed my first order.
I have the amazon app on my phone and I price out purchases in the store to see if amazon can beat it. . I’d love to buy everything local but we need to save money where we can and amazon has a ton of stuff a lot cheaper. I needed a new case for my phone and it was double at the stores here then on amazon. Thats a lot of quality food I can buy with the savings!
Join Thrive Market
The Thrive Market is a wholesale Membership site you save 25- 50 % below retail prices. They have a shop by Paleo button as well in case you want to narrow down your search right away.
How it works ~ Register for free to browse the Thrive catalog, see member savings, and receive 15% off your first purchase. With your first purchase on Thrive, you’ll start a free 30-day membership trial. See how much you save. Cancel any time. Join Thrive for just $59.95 after that and save on the world’s best healthy products for a full year. With your membership, Thrive will sponsor a low-income family as well. FREE shipping on all orders over $49 and they have lots of bonus freebies they throw in that change all the time.
We have a membership and I get a lot of stuff from them. My favorite is Primal’s Avocado Mayo but we love the Paleo wraps, Coconut amino’s, Red boat fish sauce and much more. Its free to check it out so do some comparison shopping.
Sign Up for EBATES
Ebates pays members cash back every time they shop online as well as provide them with the best coupons and deals online. They have over 2000 different stores to choose from. When both our washer and dryer died (at the same time! not gonna lie, I cried. ) We ordered our new ones through Ebates from Lowes. It was something like 6% back at the time I believe but hey I’ll take anything at that point. Depending on the store is how much you get back and sometimes they double it or Raise it for a period of time. I love getting a check back. The most used site I use it for is Kohl’s . Add it with a 30% off coupon and some Kohl’s cash I’m a happy woman. You can also refer your friends as well and earn money back! They save money and so do you..it’s a win~win. oh and I have it added to my browser so it alerts me when a website I’m on gets cash back with them. So easy!
There are many more Apps and sites that you can use shopping that may help you save money …Saving everywhere that you can really adds up in the long run. You can also make it a game on how to save every where else so you can spend on what you really really want . Here are some that I use.
*This page is a work in progress and I will continue to add ways that we save money to support our high quality food habit..Well, my habit…My hubby’s still a junk food mess but I continue to work on him by making great foods and looking the other way when he eats something I would literally die if I ate.