Thursday, May 23 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:07:26 GMT
Many parents do their best to save money entertaining and clothing their children. Here is how to save at many local shops around town - and it won't cost you a dime. It's been five years since Kate HallMore >>
Along with money-saving articles, RichmondMom.com offers the savvy saver card. It was created to save you money while helping local businesses make it through the recession.More >>
Friday, May 10 2013 5:45 PM EDT2013-05-10 21:45:06 GMT
The battle of generic verses brand name goes on! Today, we're testing tuna to find out which can has the best value. There's a lot of competition in world of canned tuna. I found three name brands - BumbleMore >>
The battle of generic verses brand name goes on! Today, we're testing tuna to find out which can has the best value.More >>
Friday, May 3 2013 5:27 PM EDT2013-05-03 21:27:16 GMT
NBC12 is on your side, helping you score the best deals on groceries. Last week, it was peaches. This week - green beans. I bought six different brands of green beans. Del Monte and Green Giant are nameMore >>
NBC12 is on your side, helping you score the best deals on groceries. Last week, it was peaches. This week - green beans.More >>
Thursday, May 2 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-05-02 21:39:15 GMT
Summer heat could hit any day, so now's the time to figure out how you can cut costs on your power bill. Here is a list of the top five things in your house that are sucking dollars out of your wallet. 1.More >>
Summer heat could hit any day, so now's the time to figure out how you can cut costs on your power bill. Here is a list of the top five things in your house that are sucking dollars out of your wallet.More >>
Friday, April 26 2013 5:20 PM EDT2013-04-26 21:20:06 GMT
NBC12 goes the distance to find the real difference between name brand and generic products. Every time you're in the grocery store, you have to choose: buy the name brand and pay more or save with theMore >>
Every time you're in the grocery store, you have to choose: buy the name brand and pay more or save with the generic.More >>
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - For families on the go, eating out can give parents a break from the cooking. But the expense can also break your budget.
Amissa Greer and her family love to eat out. "We eat out once or twice a week," she said.
With four kids, Amissa is always looking for ways to save money. One of her big saving secrets: www.kidsdinefree.net.
Kids Dine Free is a new way for parents like Amissa to get their kid's meals for free -- three times a day, seven days a week.
Here's how it works. A three month subscription costs $19.95. You get a Kids Dine Free card that can be used at over 150 local restaurants, for one full price paying adult entree you get one free kid's meal.
"An average consumer typically eats out more than once a week. If an average kid's meal costs $5.00 a consumer will easily save $60.00 in three months, but the more you eat out the more you're going to save," said Heather Johns, a stay at home mom that knows the value of a coupon.
She launched the kidsdinefree.net website in December and already has hundreds of customers.
"People are always looking for a bargain, people are always looking for deals," she said.
Johns says the key is convenience, with the wallet-sized card parents don't have to worry about clipping and carrying coupons. Also, the card is good three times a day on any day of the week and can be used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
"We want it to be able for a consumer to go when it's convenient for him or her, they don't just have to go on those kid's eat free nights," she said.
"We actually have two cards, my husband has one and I have one. So when we come together we're able to get two free kid's meals," said Amissa.
Amissa has only had the card for a month and she's already seen the savings add up.
"I'm probably going to save $100 within that three month period, and that's maybe just on one card," she said.
There are new restaurants joining the kidsdinefree.net network every week. Once you sign up, you can even request your favorite spot be added to the list.