Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mother's Helpful Tips


My oldest daughter asked me if I thought I was dying because I was sharing a lot of helpful tips with her.  I don't even remember now what they were except that we were making dinner together, and it was centered around cooking.  Who doesn't have advice on cooking when working with a novice?

Anyway, besides cooking advice, I told her about a money saving tip I'd like to share with my art lover friends, too.  I know there will be many who already do this, but it just dawned on me the other day...

I was purchasing something online at Wisteria.com.  When getting ready to hit the buy now button, I noticed a little coupon code or promotional code, which I normally ignore (not ever having one).    This time  I thought I'd give it a little Google search "Wisteria promotional code" and up came a promotional code, which was valid and saved me a few bucks.  Then I went and ordered paint on Dick Blick's and got free shipping.

Hey, wait a second here, I think I'm spending more money just to save money! :)

Here are a few sites for coupon shoppers momsview.com, couponcabin.com, and naughtycodes.com.  I'd love to hear of any cost savings on art supplies.  Yikes. 

8 comments:

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Great tip for sure! Every dollar counts. :) A friend had told me about googling for coupons before heading out to shop if I already knew the store I was headed too. Everything saved is more to spend! ;)

Rosie said...

What a great tip - thanks so much for sharing! It never even crossed my mind to google for coupons!

Kelly Berkey said...

very cool and i love the photo of you in your studio. leave it to one of our kids to ask if we are dying, when sharing our knowledge! that is priceless! xo

martinealison said...

On aimerait tant protéger nos enfants en les conseillant sur les erreurs qu'on a soi-même commises...
Je n'ai jamais acheté beaucoup de choses via internet...
Gros bisous

art2cee2 said...

Good tip. I had no idea that you could look for promotional codes like that. Glad you saved some money. I am a grocery coupon clipper. Not like the obsessed ones on tv, just the paper I get every week and I usually do save a bit of money. Then I wonder to myself, when it takes an hour for me to go through them, cut them and organize them, is it really worth it?

Diane said...

Well, thank you Diana!--I always ignore those promotional code things too--not anymore--great tip!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Awesome money saving tip!
Thanks!!

So glad I found your blog through the "All Kinds Of Artists Artist Blog Hop." I am your newest follower!

I welcome you to visit my blog, too.

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

Carola Bartz said...

I love those coupons! My husband browses "Slick Deals" every day and knows of all the deals you can get. What I love even more, however, are coupons for our local businesses that are in our local paper sometimes. And believe it or not, every Thursday there's a coupon for my favorite art supply store in town. Sure, it's "only" for one item, but I love to support local businesses whenever possible - so watch out for those local coupons as well.