Monday, November 11, 2013

Et Cetera


Et Cetera - because I couldn't think of a better title for this random post. I spent my birthday weekend at work in the ICU. Boo, I know. But since we kind of celebrated early before our vacation last week, it was alright. Sometimes growing up, being a twin I got tired of sharing things. Including birthdays. But at the end of the day, there's no better person to share my birthday with and I wouldn't ever change it!
And since I was working all night Friday and Saturday, I used my free birthday drink from Starbucks. If you haven't had the Caramel Brulee latte yet, you have to try it. It is amazing!
Now onto my review for the day. Have you heard of the Favado app? I heard about it on our news channel. Its an app where you can pick all of your stores that you frequent and it tells you what is on sale that day and that week. The users of this app say that using this for your grocery shopping, you can cut your bill down 40-50%. I haven't used it that much yet, but it does seem like it will save quite a bit of money. You just have to be willing to go to a few stores, not just one.
This is what the app looks like, and it's free! You can "favorite" your stores that you frequent. My list includes Target, Meijer, CVS, Walgreen, Wal-mart, and Kroger. It also gives you coupons for these stores. It's like cutting coupons and seeing all the sales, but all electronic! No mess, and no coupons to keep organized. Here is what my home page looks like:
It has been pretty handy so far - I definitely recommend it. It even has cosmetic items that are on sale too, which is great for the basics that I buy at Walgreens and CVS. And who doesn't want Target coupons?! Viola! Instant savings! Now quick, go get this app!

What are your money saving apps??



 

50 comments:

  1. Hey :)
    Your blog is really great-i love it so much. Maybe you're interested in following each other ? I would love it ❤ Pls let me know in a comment on my blog
    kisses, Anna ♥

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  2. I love that you said sometimes I get tired of sharing things like birthdays! Happy belated birthday! I had to work my birthday too so I know the pain! That app sounds cool I'll definitely check it out!

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    1. It stinks working on your birthday, but celebrating another time works too! I always love your comments!

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  3. Sorry you had to work on your birthday, but glad you celebrated early! And I always wanted to be a twin!! :) Thankd for sharing this app. Downloading now. :)

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    1. I love the app so far! And being a twin is the best :)

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  4. Oh no, I'm sorry you had to work on your birthday but at least you got to celebrate before, right? And wow, I didn't know you were a twin - that's so cool! I grew up watching Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen as a kid and wanted a twin more than anything haha.
    Anyways, Happy belated birthday!

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    1. Haha yes being a twin is a ton of fun. Thanks for the birthday wishes! I always love your comments!

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  5. Happy birthday! I will have to try that app! I use the shopstyle app, I love their clothing sale alerts.

    Ashley | History in High Heels

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  6. Oh my gosh, I am so excited to download that app! I am big into coupons and savings but it is so time consuming, can't wait to try it out! Happy belated birthday :)

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    1. It has worked great so far for me! Thanks for the bday wishes!

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  7. Happy Birthday, it stinks you had to work on Fri/Sat but I'm sure the free Starbucks drink was a fun pick me up. I'll have to check out that app because I love a good coupon!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, I love a good starbucks, and it being free is even better!

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  8. I haven't heard of this app but definitely going to check it out! Who can turn down saving money?! Happy belated Birthday!!

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    1. I agree! Thanks for the bday wishes!

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Stinks you had to work but hopefully you had a good time celebrating before :) I will have to check out that app because I'm really working on trying to be more wise with spending my money. Great post!
    xo,
    Megan
    Bespeckled With Freckles

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    1. The app works great so far! Thanks for the sweet comments!

      agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  10. Ha. I thought you were in the hospital for real. I'm a new follower and didn't realize you worked as an RN. Either way, not doing something fun on your birthday is sucky.

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    1. Haha, I probably should have worded that differently!! Too funny!

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  11. ahhh I so wish we had Starbucks in Latvia, the only time I can enjoy a great warm drink from Starbucks is only when I travel abroad!
    I know how you feel about working at your birthday! This year was the same for me, but luckily I have amazing colleagues who made my day really special! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. Starbucks is the best!! I wish you had one close to you!

      agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  12. Haha happy belated birthday . Starbucks is amazing (for free drink ) :D

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  13. Happy belated birthday!! And that app looks awesome :-)

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    1. Thank you! I really like the app so far!

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  14. Oooh that app looks amazing! I definitely need an app to organize coupons like that. The only reason I don't clip coupons is because I don't want to have to deal with the bulk of the paper and everything. This app definitely helps with that.

    Happy belated birthday!

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    1. I really like it so far!! It's such a great way to save and its hassle free!

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  15. I am so downloading that app...thanks for the tip!

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  16. happy belated birthday!!! I'm going to look into that app! I can always use a good deal! :)

    sundays grace

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    1. Thank you! It is definitely very handy!

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  17. Happy Birthday to you lovely ladies. I never knew you had a twin, and at least you celebrated early!

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes!

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  18. Happy belated birthday to you and your sister!! Hope you had a great one. I've never heard of that app, but it could be dangerous for me...

    NIkki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Haha it works great for groceries! Thanks for the bday wishes!

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  19. um, i think it's possible that we are soul mates. we love all of the same things. so glad you stopped by my blog- i am SO excited to start following you :)

    Karissa
    www.karissaandcompany.com

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    1. I really loved your blog too! Yay! We need to keep in touch!

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  20. I;ve never had that Starbucks drink before! I normally stick to the peppermint mocha but maybe I should branch out!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that one too! There's not much at Starbucks that I don't like!

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  21. Awww! I hope you had an absolutely FABULOUS birthday! LOVED the pics of you and your sis! I mean, I know you're twins, but I'm always astounded when twins look so similar even when they grow up! (Haha--that made no sense. I just think it's awesome. I wish I had a twin!) Thanks for the new app recommendation, too! :)

    <3

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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    1. We do still look pretty similar - it comes in handy when we want to share clothes too!

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  22. I just found your blog and love you are an ICU nurse too! It's so much fun finding other nurses who blog. I just started following you on bloglovin :)

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    1. Ahh! So cool! Someone who understands it all! I will check out your blog :)

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