In this economy the vast majority of Americans are struggling to pay the bills. The following are some great links with smart ways to save. Sending this one out with love!
FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
- WIC SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT NUTRITION PROGRAM women, infants & children under age 5
- WIC FARMER’S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
- SNAP food assistance program
FREE FOOD OFFERS
- Savings Lifestyle Free Offers - for baby food scroll down
- Healthy Life Deals – for whole foods healthy life
- Organic Food Coupons
- Savings Lifestyle Coupon Database
GROCERY STORE SALE SHOPPING!
WAYS TO SAVE AND STILL GET VERY NUTRITIOUS FOOD
- Super healthy snacks that cost less include: carrots, peanut butter, raisins, yogurt, and some kinds of dried fruit.
- Buy in Bulk: Cook healthily in bulk once a week (Sunday?) and then freeze in single servings.
- Cheaper Greens that are just as good for you: Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Broccoli
GREAT New York Times ARTICLE : ONE WOMAN’S FIGHT TO FEED HER FAMILY WELL
- I Went Back to the Land to Feed My Family and great comments below!
- Tips for buying organic food on a budget
- organicdealsmom Fresh, organic deals & coupons brought to you daily
SWAP / EXCHANGE STUFF FOR FREE! These are some amazing sites!!
- Big Wardrobe
- Swap Swap.com allows users to trade millions of books, music, movies, and games. Get what you want for what you have!
- Rentalic Rentalic.com is a fast growing neighborhood rental marketplace that empowers individuals and businesses to rent goods/services from each other.
GOOD BLOGS ABOUT WAYS TO SAVE $$
- Holiday Toy Swap with thredUP (thegreensamaritan.com)
- ThredUp lets parents swap kids’ used clothes, toys (sfgate.com)
- Bye Bye, Baby Gap: Trading Children’s Clothes With James Reinhart of ThredUP (fastcompany.com)
- ThredUP Helps Clean Out Your Kids’ Closets For Christmas Toy Swap (walletpop.com)
- Frugal parents skip stores and swap online for kids’ toys (usatoday.com)
- Site for Swapping Hand-Me-Downs Now Aims to Swap Ideas (mashable.com)
- In a Tight Holiday Season, Some Turn to Barter (nytimes.com)