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Karl and Heather's Journey:

Race Strategy

And we’re off! There were knocks and stride breaks, but clear of the gate we are transitioning into a pace. The future now entails a face full of dirt clumps, shiny distractions and the none-too-pleasant riding crop across our backside, but we are determined to remain focused.

Turns out that just like horses love juicy carrots, Heather and I have our own affinity towards a Trader named Joe, whose place is walking distance from our home, and our bull’s eye debit card that automagically deducts 5% off our bill. For us, these two stores are all about convenience, but at the expense of our too-easily ignored mantra of, we are only here to get x, y and z! If these shops are your favorites as well, our advice is to utilize Target’s Cartwheel phone app for added coupon savings, and Trader Joe’s online Fearless Flyer Shopping List to keep yourself on-track.

For the past 2 weeks, we have hitched our shopping cart to the new Shop Woodman’s phone app to create our shopping list, locate products and even purchase our groceries. It’s worth every penny of time & money (already cut $22.30 off our last grocery run!) to take the few minutes to build out your grocery strategy. Even Hadley & Phoebe are along for the ride!

Honesty Moment: We did make a hasty dash into Target’s ice cream aisle this week…three over-heated daughters are tough carrots to ignore. So now our new mantra is, “every time you ride, you’re either teaching or un-teaching your horse.” (Gordon Wright)…we are feeling like we are learning a bit more horse cents every day.

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Money saving apps!

Good point about the apps! I didn't know Trader Joe's and Woodmans had apps, and clearly not getting around to utilizing Targets cost savings measures is costing me money! I'm going to have to try these out pronto!