Backyard Water Fun Without a Pool (For Every Budget!)

Summer is here and we are looking for all the fun and creative ways to cool down. For our kids, that usually means lots of water play.  Which led us on an epic search for backyard water fun without a pool.

Thankfully, we found a ton of options for every budget. If you want to find the best water toys on a budget, look no further! We’ve got you covered!

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How to Save BIG Money on a Family Trip to the Movies

Everyone knows taking your family to the movies is crazy expensive. WIth these genius money saving hacks, it doesn't have to be. Find out how to save money at the movies on TheSaltyMamas.com. #savingmoney #moneysaving #moneysavinghacks #budgeting #cheapfamilyfun #familydateideas

Now that the kids are a little older, we’re back to a pastime we loved long before the babies arrived- going to the movies. It’s always been an expensive hobby- once you factor in tickets and concessions, you’re looking at a decent $40 price tag. But now that we’ve got double the people in tow? We’re looking for creative ways to save money at the movies wherever we can find them.

Once we were sure that Abram could sit through a movie (we tested it out with those cheap summer movies we love so much), we decided to take the kids to a proper, new release. $80 later (I’m not exaggerating!) we had been entertained for a couple of hours, and had a lot less money to show for it.

It took us a couple of years (and a LOT of wasted money) to come up with these money saving movie hacks, but once you’ve got them down, you’ll find that you get a lot more bang for your buck at the theater. So pop a little popcorn now, sit back, and enjoy this list of creative ways to save money at the movies

Everyone knows taking your family to the movies is crazy expensive. WIth these genius money saving hacks, it doesn't have to be. Find out how to save money at the movies on TheSaltyMamas.com. #savingmoney #moneysaving #moneysavinghacks #budgeting #cheapfamilyfun #familydateideas

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How to Save Money at Chick fil A with Easy Hacks

Looking for ways to save money at Chick-fil-A? These genius Chick fil A hacks will get you discounts- and even free items!- on a regular basis. Read our pro tips at thesaltymamas.com. #chickfila #chickfilahacks #savemoneyatchickfila

Love Chick fil A, but low on cash? How to save money at Chick fil A (including sneaky off-menu Chick fil A hacks!) that will help you get more bang for your buck. 

As mothers of young children, we spend an embarrassing amount of time at Chick-fil-A. From taking over their play area to sleeping in their parking lot, we’re there a TON. As in, we know the owner and many of the employees by name.

And with a half dozen kids between us, we also know ALL the Chick Fil A money saving hacks for a large family. We know all the ways to cheapskate your way to a free lunch or two. And we are equal parts proud and embarrassed by these facts.

Even though it’s fast food, those dollars spent at Chick-fil-A add up quickly, especially when your kids keep growing and insist upon eating their own food.  I keep a VERY tight cash budget, which means that I can only eat out with the kids about once a week- and that’s if I keep our total under $10 for the three of us.

So how do I fuel our obsession with CFA while keeping our costs down? We’ve got a few Chick fil A money saving hacks for a large family (or a small one!) to help you make it work.

Looking for ways to save money at Chick-fil-A? These genius Chick fil A hacks will get you discounts- and even free items!- on a regular basis. Read our pro tips at thesaltymamas.com. #chickfila #chickfilahacks #savemoneyatchickfila

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Easy Hacks to Shop for FREE

Short on cash, but high on needs? Check out this easy trick to shop for FREE from TheSaltyMamas.com. #sidehustle #shoppinghacks #shoppingtips #freegroceries

I’ve been sitting on this MicroHustle for a while, because my husband always says it is so good that I’m going to put this poor company out of business.  This store has given me COUNTLESS amounts of free items- we’re probably talking thousands of dollars worth, at this point, and I just don’t see how they can sustain having me as a customer. And if I’m going to put it under by myself, imagine what will happen if I send ALL the Salty Mamas out there to get in on the action? This store may not make it through the week! But I can’t keep holding out on you, so I’m finally ready to give away my secrets for the Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards program.

Short on cash, but high on needs? Check out this easy trick to shop for FREE from TheSaltyMamas.com. #sidehustle #shoppinghacks #shoppingtips #freegroceries

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Save Money by Shopping Online with Rakuten Ebates

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Looking for a way to earn a little extra money this holiday season? Check out this easy-as-pie side hustle that will help you earn money for shopping online. You should check out Ebates, our favorite shop-online app. And we’ve got great tips to help you earn more money on Ebates, too.

It’s that time of year again, folks- that’s right, it’s the happiest time of the year!

Welcome to ONLINE SHOPPING SEASON!

Remember the days when you had to schlep from store to store, children in tow, as you hiked and searched and ran price comparisons and did the returns and exchanges and oh-crap-I-forgot-Aunt-Rose?

Nope. Us Either.

We’ve been doing our holiday shopping online for YEARS. Not only can it be done while you are trapped under a sleeping baby, but you don’t have to buckle and unbuckle 1 million carseat straps in the process.

And best of all- it can earn you money.

So if you’re looking for an easy holiday side hustle, your solution may be as close as your next online shopping trip.

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