Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Box Tops for Education and saving money on pet treats

General Mills offers a program called “Box Tops for education”. Their products have a image printed on their boxes that you can cut off and give to your school. The image looks like THIS

Cut the image from the box, collect them and send to any school that accepts them. The school will earns money towards things they need for the school. You can learn how you can contribute by clicking here

You can make a difference by sending in the image, shopping through the site and reading. What a great way to make a difference at no additional cost to you.

You can also get coupons from General Mills for a lot of their products. Click
here to get the coupons.

To save money when it comes to my pets is rather than purchase doggie or kitty
treats I use my chicken and low fat chopped meat leftovers. I am not saying that it is not important to be careful what we feed our beloved animals and to be sure to feed them a balanced diet of their pet food as advised by your vet, but you can be creative with the treats. Giving chicken and low fat chopped meat leftovers as treats sensibly are a great alternative to the high priced dog/cat treats sold on the market. When you purchase cat treats you pay an average of $2.00 per 3 oz package. That is over $10.00 per pound. Dog treats are sold in 10 oz packages but the cost is higher. You can save money by sharing your healthy chicken and low fat chopped meat leftovers with your pets. I purchase the pet treats and give them both for a balanced diet. I don’t feed the pets while eating dinner. I feed them the leftovers in the same spot that I feed them their pet food and their treats. This helps in not developing bad habits at the dinner table. Of course, please check with you vet before making menu changes for your pet.

Please post any ways you save money with pet costs and other ways to contribute to our schools or churches to benefit our children.

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