Family Time: Dogged by pricey pet care? Cost-cutting tips for pet owners
Tip of the Week
These days, everyone is searching for ways to save money and stretch budgets. Consumer experts advise people to sniff out deeper discounts, saving opportunities and additional ways to cut costs. For pet owners, it can feel challenging to cut costs without compromising on care. Being vigilant is key, according to pet expert Charlotte Reed.
"Clip coupons, use store circulars and ask for discounts like family and friend's rewards, and multiple pet or store loyalty programs," says Reed. "Constantly challenge yourself to find ways to save money when it comes to pets."
To get started, Reed suggests using these five tips. Before you know it, you'll be seeing savings on everything your four-legged friend needs.
1. Get a membership that offers discounts for pet owners.
2. Investigate discount pet medications.
3. Get discounts on pet necessities by searching online for your brands.
4. Pet insurance can help you save in the long run.
5. DIY bathing and grooming can keep money in your wallet.
Family Movie Night
“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”
Length: 88 minutes
Synopsis: In this modern take on the classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel are grown up and are bounty hunters who track and kill witches.
Violence/scary rating: 4.5
Sexual-content rating: 4
Profanity rating: 3.5
Drugs/alcohol rating: 3
Family Time rating: 4. This might be a fairy tale-based movie, but it’s definitely not for kids.
(Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)
“The Steele Wolf,” by Chanda Hahn
Ages: Young adult
Synopsis: After finally settling into her new life at the Citadel, Thalia is reunited with her father, who is disturbed at the changes within her. Risking banishment, Thalia must work to prove to her clan and herself that she is still capable of leading them. The problem is, her memories haven’t returned, and she cannot shake the feeling that she doesn’t belong. Thalia discovers that betrayal runs deep within her clan, just as she sets out to join Joss and Kael in doing the one thing she fears most: track the Septori to save Joss’ kidnapped sister. Along the way, she must confront her own fears on a journey of self-discovery that will take her deep into the stronghold of Denai; as they travel to the ancient floating city of Skyfell. - Word Circus
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