IG Smart Environment

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Creating and running our dream homes can be a real challenge. We want our homes to look good but not get us into any financial strife. Most of us would also love our homes to be kinder to the planet. However, sometimes all those household objectives can seem at odds, especially when we browse through images of eco-friendly luxury mansions. While these sustainable high-end homes may be covetable, they aren’t our only options for green living. In fact, living in a home that looks good, that’s affordable to operate, and that’s eco-friendly is probably easier than you think.

This infographic suggests several chic, sustainable home solutions to help your household save. For example, simply switching your incandescent light bulbs and replacing them with modern LED bulbs can make a massive difference. While these green bulbs cost a little more to buy, they last 25 times longer, so you’ll soon recoup your purchase price. Smart programmable thermostats are another sophisticated addition to any green home. These flat-panel units look so smart on any wall. Increasing your thermostat’s temp by 8-10 degrees for at least eight hours, perhaps while you’re sleeping, will reduce energy bills by 10 percent.

Don’t give up on your dreams of owning a beautiful home that’s affordable, yet eco-friendly. The simple tweaks outlined in this educational infographic should give you the inspiration you need to make your home much greener and cheaper to operate today. Implement the changes it suggests and you’ll soon see the savings.

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Sam’s Club Memberships, Twitter Party & Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post from Savings.com and all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate.

Visiting our Sam’s Club is a family affair. I like to see what the newest products and deals are and the kids love walking around to see what fun items they can find. Last month it was all the costumes and I know this month will be the holiday blow ups!

The benefits of having a Sam’s Club Membership are:

  • Warehouse Prices: Get all your bulk items, top brands and more for less.
  • Exclusive Instant Savings Offers: Enjoy extra offers on top of already low members-only prices.
  • Guaranteed Value: Love your membership or your current yearly fee will be refunded in full.
  • Faster, Easier Shopping: Ship the checkout lines with Scan & Go, order ahead with Club Pickup or shop on the go with the Sam’s Club app.
  • Remarkable Quality: Find a large selection of fresh and organic produce, USDA choice meats and fresh-baked goods.

Don’t forget new moms that Sam’s Club has every day low prices on everything needed for babies & toddlers. Diapers, food, toys, gear, you name it! Use the club pickup and you don’t even have to bring the little ones inside which is super nice!

Sign up for membership and get lots of great details about all the offers available for new Sam’s Club members.

Join the #NewMomsLoveSams Twitter party on November 6th at 10am PT for a chance to win $1500 in prizes!! RSVP here.


And don’t forget to enter this giveaway25 Winners for a $100 Sam’s Plus Gift of Membership Gift Cards! Ends Friday, November 9th at 11:59 PM ET. Winners notified November 12th via email.

Good luck! You will love your Sam’s Club Membership and use it at least every month, especially you new moms!

Do you have a Sam’s Club card? How often do you shop there?