Friday, January 28, 2011
Yogi's Echinacea Immune Support tea is my new favorite tea! It is so delicious that I do not need to add honey or lemon to it. I brew a cup as soon as I feel a cold coming on, but it is so yummy I drink it all the time. Safeway and Target carry this brand. If you have a hard time finding them or want to save money, you can purchase them online.
Yogi has other great teas. Among my favorite for the cold season are Yogi Throat Comfort Tea, Yogi Ginger, and Yogi Lemon Ginger. Yogi also offers a Cold Season Tea Sampler Pack.
Last time I checked, it cost $5.79 for a box of 16 tea bags at Safeway ($0.36/tea bag). I have seen them on sale for $1 or $2 off the regular price. You can get even greater savings by buying them in bulk online at $15.82 for a pack of 6 boxes and enjoy more than 50% in savings ($0.16/tea bag).
Price Break Down (Per Tea Bag)
Regular Price: $0.36
On Sale: $0.24 - 0.30
In Bulk Online: $0.16*
*Free Shipping on orders over $25
Thursday, January 27, 2011
- Use Cash Back Sites. Use online cash back sites. I use EBATES. Before making a purchase I see if the retailer is listed at their site. If it is, I click on their link that re-directs me to the retailer. By clicking on the link, I receive a certain percentage off my purchase. These extra few seconds can make a big difference. I joined EBATES in 2009, and since then I have received $974.23 cash back. It is FREE to join EBATES. To join today click here.
- Use Coupon Codes. Performing a simple google search for coupon codes can result in great savings. For example, I googled "Michigan Bulb coupon codes" and found a coupon code that ended up saving me nearly 50% off my purchase. EBATES also lists available coupon codes under retailer links.
- Combine Cash Back Sites with Coupon Codes.
- Use Price Comparison Tools. For pricey items, use Froogle (i.e., a google product search) to compare prices from various vendors. Froogle allows you to sort your results by price (including shipping and tax) and also by vendors.
- Split the Costs with a Friend. Garden catalogs offer a great selection of unique, hard-to-find plants. However, shipping prices or minimum quantity requirements can make these purchases less attractive for cost-conscious apartment gardeners. To save on costs, combine orders with a fellow apartment gardener, family member or friend.
- Take Advantage of Guarantees. Michigan Bulb, Co. offers its customers a life-time guarantee on their plants. "Any item that does not grow and flourish to your complete satisfaction will be replaced free--with no time limit--for as long as you garden." For novice gardeners who have not developed their green thumb yet, this life-time guarantee is a nice comfort.
Continue to use these tips on all your online orders to maximize your overall savings!
If you have any more online saving tips, please feel free to post them in the comment section.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Garden catalogs are pouring in, and I am excited for another year of gardening. This year I want to focus on my flower garden, and Michigan Bulb, Co. offered a good selection of beautiful flowers at a great deal. See coupon codes below.
I have ordered:
- Sorbet Peony
- Green Envy Coneflower
- Patty's Plum Poppy
- Rainbow Lewisia Mix
- Mixed Dutch Iris
- Crocosmia "Emily McKenzie"
- Twinkle Toes
- Passion Mixed Begonia
- Double Tuberose
- Hardy Orchid Mix
- Tea Cup Plant
- Banana Cream Daisy
- Hardy Mixed Carnations
Michigan Bulb, Co. Coupon Codes:
- Get $20 off $40 purchase with coupon code 0817581 Exp. 2/11
- Get $40 off $80 purchase with coupon code 0817588 Exp. 2/21
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
This article from Urban Sustainable Living discusses four things to consider before planting a garden on your balcony. Specifically it talks about getting permission from your landlord, balcony weight limits, neighborly consideration when watering plants, and pollination issues.
For the full article, click here.