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Houston Life KPRC 2 Houston Tax Free Weekend Segment

This was a fun segment for Texas Tax Free Weekend on Houston Life KPRC Channel 2 Houston.

Love being around these great people!

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Tax Free Weekend August 11th – 13th Texas Only

Tax FREE Weekend

This years Sales Tax Holiday is August  11th –  13th

This exempts most BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS.  Such as clothes, shoes, school supplies, backpacks and some calculators/computers priced less than $100 each.   If you buy 4 shirts for $90 each then each shirt would be tax exempt. That would save you about $8 per $100 that you spend.  The savings can add up!

Items that you can save money by not paying tax include:

Clothing and Footwear: under $100 each
Backpacks: under $100 each
School supplies: under $100 each


There is a huge list of tax free items for this weekend.  Items include, clothing footwear, school supplies, computers, but check the list because some items do not qualify for the tax free perks.

This is a complete and extensive list from the Texas Comptroller’s office.

Athletic items are an Example:  Tennis shoes are tax free as long as they are under $100 but golf cleats are not.  The reasoning behind this is that the Golf shoes can only be used for Golf and not regular wear.  The same type of scenario applies to a football a jersey,  that is tax free, as long as, it is under $100 but football pads are not.  Double check the tax free list so that there are no surprises.

Ways to save on Tax Free Weekend:

  1. Plan ahead: Know clothes and shoe sizes and know what school supplies are needed.  Have your list of items that you need and follow your list.  You can save money by not making impulse buys.
  2. Compare Prices: Look at the sales ads, know who has the lowest price on the item you want to buy.
  3. Use coupons when available to save even more on the items that you are buying.
  4. Layaways: think holidays!  Place qualifying items on layaway during the tax free weekend.  This will save you the tax and you have time to pay off your items.
  5. Shop Early Bird or Late Night Specials. Many stores will have extended hours.  Go early or late to avoid the crowds.


Best Places to Find the Deals on Tax Free Weekend:

Shop the Outlet Malls – combine coupon savings when possible

Kohl’s  –

Coupon extra 15% off your purchase, combine with Early Bird/Night Owl Specials to save 50% to 60% off Shirts for the entire Family.

Semi Annual Intimates Sale Take Extra $10 off your purchase of $50 or more Coupon.  Combine with sale and save!  Bonus buy:  Playtex 18 hour Original Comfort Strap bra regular price $35 on sale for $19.99. (Coupons can be found in the Kohl’s  sales add from the newspaper)


Palais  Royal –

Gold Star Savings ALL DAY Aug.  11 – 13th 50% off your purchases in store & online

Mega Door Buster:  $4.99 Women’s, Juniors and Kid’s Clearance items (exclusions apply)

(Coupons can be found in the Palais Royal sales add from the newspaper)


JC Penny –

25% Off NIKE for the Family (includes apparel, shoes and backpacks)

$10 off Purchase of $25 or more Coupon

(Coupons can be found in the JC Pennyl sales add from the newspaper)


Don’t forget that grocery stores have school supplies too.

Have a FUN Tax Free Weekend!

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Houston Life KPRC 2 Saving Money with Coupons

Oh, My this was really fun!
Love being on Houston Life and sharing tips with people to save money.

Want to know how to get these deals?
Check them out HERE!

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Menu Planning Tips to Save Money $$$$


How to make dinner time cost effective!

1) Plan your weekly menu on sales from the store or items you already have. I find that having a plan for dinner is much less stressful for me. I am not running around at the last minute wondering what is for dinner. Not to say that never happens, just, it is much less stressful on me.

2) Always stock up at rock bottom prices – especially on easy dinner items that your family loves – (my example is frozen pizza) We also really like to make our own pizzas. The kids really enjoy this fun dinner making activity and that will eat it all, because they helped make dinner.

3) Always have the ingredients for that quick “go to” item for dinner. No matter how good of a planner you are, there are days that things do not go exactly as planned.

4) Short cuts – use pre made items and then add your own special touch

Example – add in a frozen veggie, spices or fresh herbs. This is the funnest part of making dinner around my house. I enjoy making new and exciting dishes.

5) Bottom line – make what your family will eat. There is no point to go through the trouble to buy and prepare food if you family will not touch it.

Most of all, Have fun and enjoy spending time with the family!

Low Cost Menu Options:

(when I say low cost, I mean basically under a $10 to feed a family of 4)

(Two adults, Two children)
These are two options from my stockpile. (My cost to make at that specific time)

Beef Roast (5.24) with frozen vegetable (.95) and rice (.75) =  $6.94 for a family dinner

Penne Pasta (.75) and Meat Sauce (1.00) with fresh salad (bag was .75) Salad Dressing (.50) = $3.00

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How to Make Homemade Cleaners!

Frugal Cleaning Options

There is no reason to head to the store to buy lots of new cleaning products. You probably already have these handy items in your house. So, save yourself some money and give the homemade cleaners a try.
Scrubbing Powder – Ajax type cleaner
In a bowl, mix
1 cup Borax
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Salt
Use for cleaning the toilet, sinks, counters, tubs and showers
Floor Cleaner
In a bucket, Mix 3 drops Dishwashing Detergent with
1 cup White Vinegar
1 cup Alcohol
1 cup Water
Clean floors the rinse with water
Or another option for sparkling floors
In a bucket of water, mix ½ cup Baking Soda and clean away all the dirt on your floors
Oven Cleaner
Sprinkle Baking Soda in the oven
Spray with water
Let set over night
Scrub then rinse the oven clean
Clean the Shower Curtain
Place Baking Soda on a damp sponge
Scrub the hard water stains on the shower curtain and rinse clean
Deodorize Carpets
No need to buy expensive carpet deodorizers when you have Baking Soda in the house.
Just sprinkle Baking Soda on your carpets, let set for a few minutes or over night for hefty deodorizing and vacuum.
All purpose Counter Top Cleaner
Clean all your counter tops with a spritz of Vinegar on a damp cloth.
Clean and Deodorize the Garbage Disposal
Place ½ cup of Baking Soda in your garbage disposal
Heat ½ cup of White Vinegar then pour down the disposal
Let sit for 5 minutes then rinse and run the garbage disposal
Clean the Microwave
Place ½ cup Vinegar and ½ cup Water in a microwave safe bowl.
Heat to boiling in microwave
Leave in the microwave for a few minutes to deodorize and loosen all the dried splatters of food
Then wipe clean with a damp sponge.
Clean and Deodorize the Toilet Bowl
Pour Four Cups of Vinegar in the toilet
Set overnight
Scrub the bowl in the morning
Windows and Mirrors
Use equal parts Vinegar and Water, in a Spray Bottle, to create a powerful streak free cleaner.
½ cup Vinegar
½ cup Water
Written By: Nora Kapche Owner

How to Start Using Coupons

How to start couponing….

The first key to saving money is to get multiple inserts of the Sunday Paper! The coupons are usually with the magazine section that is wrapped in the funny paper. There are three kinds of inserts: the Redplum, the SmartSource and the once a month and Procter and Gamble

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Homemade T-Shirt Scarf !Recycle that old T-Shirt!

How to make a Homemade T-Shirt Scarf

This is the Segment that I did for the LiveWell Network Show DEALS.

Gather your t-shirt, scissors and your creativity.

1.  Infinity Scarf ** (See below)

2.  Fringe Scarf Cut the t-shirt under the arms and again at the bottom seam.


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DIY Flower Arrangement Coffee Mug from Creative Contessa Designs


I found these really cute large coffee mugs at the dollar store and wanted to find something creative to do with them.  Since the kids were still in school, I decided to make mini flower arrangements out of each coffee cup and send them to all the teachers.  They can be used for

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Great Summer Coupons!

New Coupons!

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5 Cleaning Hacks Put to the Test

These are 5 super simple cleaning hacks that you can try today.

1. Kool Aid to Clean Your Dishwasher Lemonade Kool Aid can be used for more than a refreshing beverage. It can also be used as a dishwasher cleaner. The secret ingredient is the citric acid. It works to remove lime and

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