Skip to content

July Saving Tips!

Kids are out of school, and vacations are taking place, but don’t let the heat get you down, instead make the most of this July by finding deals to save money! July is a great month to take advantage of several things that will help you the rest of the year.0613470bb2f5af3584da5386e4712d64

What to Eat- Make sure and eat the foods that are in season. Plan each meal according to what is being offered this month. You will save money and you will also enjoy the fresh produce that July produces.

Peaches & blackberries are in season to name a few, along with other fruits and vegetables. Take advantage of harvesting any extra’s this month and either freeze them or can them for use in the upcoming months!

Yard Sales– For some reason, even though the temperatures are hot, neighborhood garage sales, flea markets and estate sales are abundant. Take advantage of these and you will find several bargains and treasures you may have never found otherwise!

Furniture– This is the best time to shop at furniture stores because new fall lines will be arriving in August, and they will need to clear out the showroom in order to gain space for the new pieces. Just something to think about if you have been wanting to update any room in your house.

Indulge-July is National Ice Cream Month, this means you will find several deals on ice cream! If you have the freezer space and have an event coming up or just love eating ice cream this is the best time for you to buy!

Cookouts-After the Fourth of July, you will find grills and accessories discounted around 50%. If you know you need a new grill this is the time to buy! Also any type of BBQ essentials such as condiments, hot dogs, buns, etc. will go on sale as well! Stock up and you will be good for Labor Day!

Outdoor Furniture– You will have to have something to sit on while you are grilling out, and this is the time to get discounts on outdoor/patio furniture! You will find up to 50% off at many stores.

Make sure and use this month to your advantage in order to save on items you need or want!

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on money-saving tips, budgeting information, and fan/follower only discounts, deals and contests!

Cashland is a leading provider of fast and friendly financial services including Oklahoma personal loans, prepaid cards, check cashing and Western Union money orders and money transfers.

There Is An App For That!

In today’s modern world, there are several ways to save money by just using apps on your phone and computer! Whether you are wanting to save on groceries, shopping, local deals or are traveling this summer and need the best gas and hotel rates, there is an app out there for you! coupn

Shopping

Flipp AppThis is an app that finds and locates deals when you are on the go. It is a free app and you can find most major retailer weekly ads from department stores to electronic stores. It digitizes all paper ads so you do not have to walk around with a lot of paper coupons.

Ibotta– By shopping or completing a task of either liking something on social media or watching a video, you can earn real money to use to shop at the 50 retailers associated with Ibotta. Cash will either go directly into your pay pal account or be converted into a gift card.

SnipSnap– Have you ever found a coupon that you wish was digital rather than having to print if off? Well this is a mobile coupon dream. If you take a picture of a printed coupon with your phone this app then turns in into a digital mobile ready coupon.

Groceries

SavingStarA digital coupon app for not only grocery stores but drugstores. By choosing the coupons you want to use, rewards are then applied to your loyalty card. When you reach only five dollars in savings, you then earn cash that can be used for yourself or you can even donate to go towards American Forests.

Grocery iQThis app keeps you on task by allowing you to build your grocery list in order to make shopping fast and easy, and you can also share your grocery list with others! You can also scan barcodes and receive coupons.

Local Deals

GrouponWhile most people have heard or used a Groupon, for those of you who have not you can save as much as 90% off of anything from shopping to services and everything in between! It is a great way to not only save money but do something you typically would not due to the expense!

Amazon LocalYou can save up to 75% in your city by searching deals and buying them on your phone! You can set preferences on location and price in order to find the best deal for you!

Traveling

GasBuddyIf you want to find the cheapest gas prices closest to you then this app is for you! Not only will it find you the best gas prices, if you report gas prices on the app then you earn points towards winning a weekly prize!

Hotel TonightIf you are taking a road trip and thought you would be able to make it to your destination but need to stop and get some rest, this app will find you low prices on last-minute bookings. This app will save you time and money when you have an unexpected layover or just need some shut eye!

Hope these apps will help you in the future and just know that these are just a few, as there are so many apps to help you with everything you can imagine! If you do not use any of these apps, you are missing out on deals and leaving money on the table!

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on money-saving tips, budgeting information, and fan/follower only discounts, deals and contests!

Cashland is a leading provider of fast and friendly financial services including Oklahoma personal loans, prepaid cards, check cashing and Western Union money orders and money transfers.

Be Creative This Father’s Day!fday

Make sure to celebrate and recognize the special fathers in your life this Father’s Day, including your own father, grandparents, step parents and other father role models! There are several things you can do to make this day special to honor the fathers that mean so much to you! Whether it is a gift, an experience or another way to express your feelings, below is a list of creative ideas for you to do for that special someone who has influenced you and made you the person you are today.

Activities to do in OKC for Father’s Day

Experiences

  • Take your dad to the movie theatre to one of the new releases this month! Below are some ideas:
  • Book Him Lessons in something he has always wanted to do such as:
    • Music Lessons
    • Cooking Lessons
    • Workout Membership or Personal Training
    • Golf Lessons
  • Do something outside to enjoy the weather and each other’s company!
    • Go play a round of golf
    • Take your dad to the Oklahoma River and float or kayak the river
    • Take your dad to an OKC Dodgers Game or Energy Game
  • Help Your Father out by doing one of the following, this will not cost a thing but your father would truly appreciate it!
    • Mow the lawn
    • Clean out the gutters
    • Water the yard
    • Help fix something around the house or simply ask your father what you can do to help him out this weekend!

Wherever you go or whatever you do the most important thing is to be present and enjoy quality time with the father in your life!

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on money-saving tips, budgeting information, and fan/follower only discounts, deals and contests!

Cashland is a leading provider of fast and friendly financial services including Oklahoma personal loans, prepaid cards, check cashing and Western Union money orders and money transfers.

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month!

June is great outdoors month, where you can celebrate state parks, lakes, nature reserves and much more! The great state of Oklahoma has several outdoor spaces for everyone in the family to enjoy which can include, hiking, biking, fishing, camping and much more!                                                                                             turnerfalls1

Places to Go: Oklahoma has a total of 35 state parks for you to enjoy the great outdoors and activities as a family! You may want to camp in a cabin, take your RV or stay in a lodge, whatever you choose you will not be disappointed! Click here for a list of all the State Parks in Oklahoma for you to view and see what destination will be best for you and your family. In order to explore the outdoors click here to find trails, parks and other nature sites in your area!

Not all of us can travel to certain parks and places in the area, however don’t let that deter you from enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer! Below are some ideas you can do right in your own neighborhood or backyard to celebrate!

Recreation: Ride a bike, take a hike, go fishing, take a jog, rollerblade, miniature golf, driving range, play golf, play catch etc. There are endless options for physical activity that you can enjoy doing outside in the fresh air!

Garden: Plant vegetables, herbs or flowers! Feed the squirrels, birds and go on a nature hunt for butterflies and other bugs. There is beauty everywhere; sometimes you just need to take the time to recognize it!

Porch or Deck: Read a book, do a craft, play cards; hold a potluck or picnic or BBQ with friends and family.

Camp: Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 27! Pitch a tent and enjoy spending the night under the stars and hear the crickets chirp around a crackling campfire! Click here for camping tips and why camping matters!

Make sure and get out this month and enjoy everything nature has to offer! “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”-Albert Einstein

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on money-saving tips, budgeting information, and fan/follower only discounts, deals and contests!

Cashland is a leading provider of fast and friendly financial services including Oklahoma personal loans, prepaid cards, check cashing and Western Union money orders and money transfers.

Save Money This Memorial Day Weekend!

hobart paradeMemorial Day weekend is fast approaching and everyone is looking forward to the long three day weekend! However, you do not have to break the bank in order to have a memorable Memorial Day! There are several things you can do right here in the great state of Oklahoma that will make lasting memories, without stressing you or your finances out! Below are several ideas for you and your family to choose from in order to have an amazing long weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Museums

Amusement & Water Parks/Other

Oklahoma State Parks & Lakes

Whether you are an outdoor person, indoor person, like music, food or attractions, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! This year will be a staycation to remember!

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on money-saving tips, budgeting information, and fan/follower only discounts, deals and contests!

Cashland is a leading provider of fast and friendly financial services including Oklahoma personal loans, prepaid cards, check cashing and Western Union money orders and money transfers.

 

 

Last Minute Budget Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you have waited until the last minute to pick out a special present for your mom, don’t worry there is still time! Below is a list of affordable items that any mom would love and the best part is all of them are under $25! Remember it is not about the biggest and most expensive gift; it is about spending time and honoring your mother on this special day!

Mother and daughter with bouquet of flowers against green blurred background. Spring family holiday concept. Mother's day

Mother and daughter with bouquet of flowers against green blurred background. Spring family holiday concept. Mother’s day

Flowers– You can never go wrong with some spring flowers such as tulips, Lilies, orchids or a mixture of all types of colorful spring flowers! You can find these at a local farmers market, grocery store, or if you want to spend a little more you can visit your local flower shop!

 Handprints– Nothing is more personal than children’s or even a pet’s footprint! It is a fun project as well, so grab some paint, a brush and a canvas and then have fun making your masterpiece.

Journals or Books– Mothers enjoy both escaping in a good book or writing down their life’s journey in a journal, perhaps get a journal that has their initials on the front.

Treats– Everyone enjoys delicious treats; get her chocolate covered strawberries, apples, bananas or any other fresh fruit!

Jewelry Trees– This is an easy way for your mom to organize her jewelry, while being a décor statement as well, and there are several styles and colors that will suite any mom.

Coffee Cups– What mom does not enjoy a good cup of coffee? There are so many coffee cups out there that say heartfelt things, are funny or are fashionable! There is a coffee cup out there for every mom!

Scents– Whether it is a nice candle or a perfume, there are several different scents that moms will enjoy, and you can NEVER have enough of both!

Experience– Some moms don’t want items, as they would rather have an experience.  Try taking her to go and get ice cream, yogurt, brunch or take her somewhere such as a museum, gardens or something she always enjoys to do and does not always have the time to do it!

Out of the above ideas, surely you will be able to find something your mom will enjoy!

“A Mother’s HUG lasts long after she lets go.” –Author Unknown

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on money-saving tips, budgeting information, and fan/follower only discounts, deals and contests!

Cashland is a leading provider of fast and friendly financial services including Oklahoma personal loans, prepaid cards, check cashing and Western Union money orders and money transfers.

 

Gardening Savings Tips

April showers bring May flowers; make sure that your garden is ready to go! Gardening can be both a lot of work and costly, however it is possible to garden on a budget. Below are several ideas that will help keep your overall cost down.Garden Photo

Budget and Plan- In order to save money you have to have a strategic plan of how much you are willing to spend and make sure to have a map of your garden plan and stick to the plan! If you don’t stick to your budget, not only will you overspend, you will get items that are not essential for you to have a successful garden!

Friends- If you have friends or neighbors that are also planting a garden, you can either share the garden and divide the responsibilities up, not only will this cut down on cost, but also time. Or you can have plant exchanges and buy seed in bulk.

Seeds- You can keep seeds from last season by collecting them from your vegetables and flowers, then allow them to dry and place in labeled separate bags. Once it is time to plant go ahead and start planting the seeds! You are basically recycling your seeds, and you will have no out of pocket expense for your garden!

Garden Sales- Keep an eye out for discounted garden supplies and sales! Make sure if you are purchasing seeds to buy in bulk!

Grow Organic- If you skip the harsh chemicals and grow organic you will save money and help out the ecosystem. Try using manure and compost, bone meal or cottonseed meal.

Keep it Simple- Don’t get too much in your garden, first off it will be costly, second of all not everything will be able to thrive causing you to lose a lot of what you planted due to room or lack of attention.

Compost & Mulching- Use grass clippings and leaves to make your own compost to use as rich fertilizer.

Look For the Following Bargain Blooms:

  • Gerbera Daisy
    Full sun to partial shade needed, great for cut flowers for any occasion or centerpiece.
  • Salvia
    Heat and drought tolerant, best in full sun.
  • Shasta Daisy
    They love the sun! After a few years divide clumps and share with friends.
  • Sweet Potato Vine
    Trim with scissors to shape if the plants grow over their bounds.
  • Daylily
    Great for beginners, protect from hot, late-afternoon sun. Deadhead blooms all year long!

“A garden always gives back more than it receives.” – Mara Beamish

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on money-saving tips, budgeting information, and fan/follower only discounts, deals and contests!

Cashland is a leading provider of fast and friendly financial services including Oklahoma personal loans, prepaid cards, check cashing and Western Union money orders and money transfers.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.