Shout Out to the Phoenix Jewish Community

On Tuesday night, I got to attend the 1st Annual Phoenix Taste of Kosher Event at Beth Joseph Congregation – a wonderful evening with about 300 members of the greater Phoenix Jewish community.

What a spectacular event; I was truly honored to be the keynote speaker! In fact, as I told the people who attended my workshop, I think the 1st Annual Taste of Kosher may have even rivaled Kosherfest in New Jersey!

Kudos to Rachel Isaacs and all the wonderful volunteers for putting together such a fun and inspirational evening.

As promised, I have put together a list of online resources to help you kick-start your money-saving journey.

  • We briefly talked about deal match-ups  – where frugal bloggers like me tell you what’s on sale and what coupons to use to save even more. I encourage you to follow my kosher match-ups for TargetCVS, Walgreens and Walmart.
  • I also suggest that you follow a local Phoenix deal blogger, who does the sale/coupon match-ups for all your local stores. My good friend Sara Hawkins from Saving for Someday is a great choice. She does weekly match-ups for Fry’s, Safeway, Albertson’s, Smart & Final and Spouts. You should also check out the Phoenix grocery store match-ups from Melissa at Saving Cents Makes Sense. In addition to Fry’s, Albertson’s, and Smart & Final, Melissa also does Basha’s matchups as well.
  • Whatever you don’t find on Sara and Melissa’s blog, you can get from the KOAB Coupon Database. This is your go-to resource for finding coupons to match-up with all your local sales. Whether you are looking to save money on mayo or margarine, just plug in the key words, press enter and quickly locate all the relevant coupons.
  • If you are new to deal-shopping at the drug stores, we didn’t get to cover this – but I get most of my toiletries for FREE by shopping sales at CVS and Walgreens. To learn how I do it, please read my CVS Tutorial and Walgreens Tutorial.
  • If you need more menu planning ideas, I share our plan every month. And December is “Menu Planning Month” at Kosher on a Budget, which means I’ll be posting at least two or three times a week about a different aspect of menu planning. Be sure to follow those posts and join the discussion as well.
  • For those that asked me afterward about how we turned around our financial lives, here’s the whole “Jewish Dave Ramsey” story (start from Part 1 to read it in chronological order)!

If you have questions, comments or just want to chat, you can always reach me by email.

Thank you again, Phoenix! I can’t wait to come back when the weather’s a little warmer! 😉


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