“It pays to plan ahead, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”
The Budget Diet girl (a.k.a. your free personal organizer) is here again with a checklist to help you plan ahead for July, so you can save time and money!
Check Your Calendar
Check your calendar and start planning ahead for any big events this month like birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Take a moment and order discounted gift cards to buy these gifts, and you’ll save up to 30%! Remember, discounted gift cards take about 1 week to arrive!
If you don’t have a greeting card organizer, this might be a great month to start one – it’s like have a greeting card store in your desk drawer! You could even get your children to make some cards to have on hand, now that sounds like a fun rainy day activity!
If you have a college student, NOW is the time to start searching for bargains, clipping coupons, scouring garage sales and checking out Craigs List! Go ahead and order some discounted gift cards to save money at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and Target! Right now, Bed Bath & Beyond gift cards are 10% off!
Fourth of July
If you don’t have any plans, gather a few neighbors together for a pot luck picnic – it’s budget entertaining at it’s best!
Vacation or Staycation? Either way, you might need some tips to save money and have fun! If you’re planning to get out of town, check out 6 tips to plan a road trip on a budget and save money. If this is a staycation summer, I’ve got 10 great ideas for summer fun, and if you just want to escape, remember deal first and destination second! The best way to save money on a vacation is to get excited about a great deal instead of a destination. Be open minded and check out this week’s Top 10 Budget Travel Deals.
July is a great time to buy…
- Broadway Tickets
- Butter – remember, it freezes well!
- Fruits – blueberries, raspberries, plums, peaches, watermelon
- Veggies – cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, corn, green beans and zucchini
Thanks to my friends at FreeShipping.org for keeping us up-to-date on the best buys each month!