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Spring Cleaning on a Budget! Join the #CDNmoney Twitter Chat on Tues. 7-8pm ET


Join co-hosts @commoncentsmom and @christaclips as we share tips & tricks for spring cleaning on a budget at this week’s #CDNmoney twitter chat. There are 5 PRIZES!

I’m determined to have my spring cleaning finished by the time the nice weather arrives this year so that I can be out enjoying spring instead of inside scrubbing the baseboards and light fixtures! (And considering that it is -30 here on the 3rd of March, I might have been granted an extended deadline!).  

Join Hollie and I as we co-host this week’s #cdnmoney twitter chat to share tips & tricks for spring cleaning on a budget!

  • follow hosts @commoncentsmom and @christaclips on twitter
  • answer the questions and tweet with the hashtag #CDNmoney during the twitter chat (7-8pmET each Tuesday night)
  • RSVP for prizes!

Church & Dwight, makers of Arm & Hammer have graciously donated five $50 gift baskets to motivate us to get into spring cleaning mode! Be sure to RSVP and answer the twitter chat questions to be eligible to win one of the prizes (mailed to Canadian addresses, only). If you’ve never joined a twitter chat before, here’s Hollie’s blog post about How to Participate in a Twitter Chat or Twitter Party to help you get started! 

Hope to see you tweeting along with us on Tuesday night! And here’s hoping that we all get our spring cleaning done early, and on a budget this year!



Apps That SAVE you Money on Tonight’s #cdnmoney Twitter Chat!

Tonight marks my first night as official co-host of the #cdnmoney Twitter chat! Join Common Cents Mom and I as we facilitate an online interactive discussion about mobile apps that help us to SAVE money!

  • follow your hosts @christaclips and @commoncentsmom
  • tweet using the hashtag #cdnmoney
  • Tuesday February 11, 2014
  • 7-8 pm ET

I use the following apps to save on my groceries and household purchases on a weekly basis – learn more about how I combine them to help plan my grocery lists and then earn cash back rebates. 

Flyer Apps to Find the Best Sales & Pricematch:

  • Reebee – “flyers at your finger tips!” For Blackberry, Android & Apple
  • Flipp -“browse the brands you love, clip items straight to your shopping list, and highlight top deals across flyers!” for Apple (Android Coming Soon)

Cash Back Rebate Apps

  • Checkout51 “Buy Groceries. Get Cash Back!” For Android & Apple
  • SnapSaves “Get Paid to Shop!” For Android & Apple
  • CartSmart “Organize Your Shopping Trips and Save Money!” For Apple (Android Coming Soon)

If you’ve never attended a twitter party or twitter chat before, check out Hollie’s “How To Attend a Twitter Chat” blog post. I prefer TweetChat as my platform, you can use this link to follow the #cdnmoney twitter chat and tweet along with us! Everyone is welcome – these weekly chats are full of practical information that you can apply immediately to help you SAVE money! Hope to see you at the #cdnmoney twitter chat!

Christa Clips Joins Common Cents Mom Blog!

Hollie Pollard and Christa Clips have day-to-day and longterm strategies to help you SAVE money! We're super excited about taking over the world .... err working together on our blogs!


I’m thrilled to announce a new partnership that I’ve forged with Hollie Pollard of Common Cents Mom! I’ll be writing regularly on her blog and we will be co-hosting the weekly #cdnmoney twitter chat each Tuesday evening at 7pm Eastern time. By combining our savings strategies and frugal lifestyle tips, we will be working together to help you SAVE even more!

Common Cents Mom and Save-at-Home-Mom are a natural fit: we both aim to be savvy with our money, whether it’s making wise decisions in long term spending, saving, & investments (more Hollie’s specialty than mine) or day-to-day savings at the grocery store and around the home (my preferred niche!).  We’ll be working hard to bring you the best information to make sure you’re saving money in all facets of your lifestyle!

Hollie was one of the first savvy spending tweeps that I connected with on twitter. With a handle like @commoncentsmom, I knew right away that we spoke the same language! We met in real life when I was volunteering at the She’s Connected Social Media Conference in Toronto in 2012. I was new onto the blog scene (read: I’d had a blog for 4 days!) was worried that I was too small of a fish to attend the conference. By volunteering at the registration desk for the morning, I earned a full day conference pass, made some valuable connections, and could truthfully boast that I “doubled* my blog followers” by volunteering that day! We reconnected last fall at the Blissdom Canada Conference and have now decided to combine our time and talents to make sure that our saving tips and mindful money message is being heard far and wide!

I’m super excited about working closely with Hollie and invite you to check out our collaborations over on Common Cents Mom blog. I’ll also be linking to our blog posts and twitter chats here on ChristaClips: Save-at-Home-Mom blog and my facebook page.


*from two to four! (;