To get you prepared for the Summer months and the high cost of cooling our homes– I wanted to make you aware of the SCE Summer Discount Plan– SCE will give you a discount on your electricity from June 1st-October 1st by allowing them to turn your AC power off for up to 6 hours per day!
You can choose your level of participation from 4 options: Save more with the “standard” option, or choose the flexibility of the “override” option, which lets you opt out of up to 5 energy event days a year. Then decide between Maximum Savings (100% cycling) or Maximum Comfort (50% cycling.)
You can enroll beginning June 1st– if you are a renter, you must get permission from your landlord before.
Are you Eligible?
To be eligible to participate in the Summer Discount Plan, your central A/C system must be in good working order throughout your participation on the program. A 1-year minimum participation is required, with exceptions made under medical circumstances. If you have any rooftop air conditioners, you will not be eligible for the “override” options.
Check out more details on the SCE Summer Discount Plan here
photo credit: BBQ Junkie
Ever wonder what people mean when they say “Hangtag” or “Peelie”? I put together a quick guide to how to find these and their meanings…
This is an example of a Hang Tag. Hence the word, it is simply a tag that hangs
Blinkie-The blinkie machine is called a blinkie because usually it blinks. It may a red light that blinks or something of the sort. It requires that you pull the coupon out of the machine and then it usually spits out another.
Peelie coupons are usually simply taped to the product. Just peel them off
I absolutely love hunting for blinkie,peelies and hangtags! You usually find really good coupons attached in the store! So next time you are in you favorite store make sure to keep your eyes peeled for these awesome hiding place for coupons.
It seems like summer is starting early here in So Cal..Here is a cute way to cool down.. You can take Sponges and turn them into Water bombs:
- Take two sponges and cut them into fours
- Tie them together in a tight knot with dental floss and separate each strip so it forms a “star”
- Enjoy outside in the pool or as a fun bath time activity!
waiting. I admit that I absolutely hate waiting. I especially hate waiting when I feel like something is a good deal and it might not be there tomorrow. I am one of those “emotional” decision makers… and I get upset when I can’t just say yes to what it is that I want.
Have you ever purchased something(big or small) and felt buyer’s remorse? So bad, that you feel regret for buying it? Even though I strive to save money–there are times that I want to buy something–especially if I feel I’ve worked hard and earned it.
After many emotion-induced splurges.. I implemented the 24 hour rule into my families financial decisions and I’m so glad that I did! No more regret at the end of the day. No more emotion putting me into debt.
There is such power behind waiting 24 hours and sleeping on the newest “splurge”. You will let your emotion settle and then you can go over in your head the REAL reasons why you need this… you may just find you have convinced yourself that you DON’T need it or can go without for a bit longer.
So next time you have that moment where you feel you absolutely need something, give yourself 24 hours. You might even save yourself some money!
Are you guilty of emotional spending?
We got very lucky when we moved into our home and only had to purchase a washer and dryer. We ended up finding a great deal at and bought our set fairly cheap (which I love!) I felt that we got a great deal and wanted to share with you a excellent resource where you can price match AND score a discount for doing so!
I had a friend recommended me to Sears Outlet. I was shocked to discover that in the Sears Outlet Price Matching Policy:
If you find a lower price on an identical branded item with the same features currently available for sale at another local competitor, Sears Outlet will match that price plus give you 50% of the difference. Just bring in the original advertisement to a sales associate at the time of, or within 14 days after, your purchase.
Price Match and Score a discount! awesome!
We ended up price matching the Washer/Dryer set that was $400 cheaper at Lowe’s. The set was $1500 and we got $200 off just for purchasing it at Sears Outlet. We scored an excellent set and didn’t settle for less! (retail value is well over $1800!)
What tips can you expert home appliance buyers give the rest of us? I’d love to hear!!