Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday's Thrifty Tips

Here are our Tuesday's Thrifty Tips to save money and live as a Thrifty Diva in this economy:

  • Save money on haircuts by cutting your own hair. You can buy a haircut kit at Wal-Mart for $20-$30. We cut our kids hair and my husband's hair in our family and save $30/month ($360/year).
  • Look for used items before you look for new items. Use Craigslist, Freecycle, and Ebay for purchases - you'll be amazed at what you can find.
  • Cut out cable. This is painful but we're about to do this in our household. It will save us $70 a month (over $800 a year!).
  • Use your local library. Instead of buying books, check them out of the local library. The library also has DVDs that you can check out, which will save you alot of money on movie rentals.
  • Find FREE entertainment. Find cheap ways to have fun. Entertainment can be costly; the average person spends about $1800 on entertainment yearly. You can still have fun on a budget by being creative. Take the family bike riding and pack a picnic for a FREE family outing. Instead of an expensive date night out (dinner and a movie), rent a movie at Redbox for $1 and cook an inexpensive dinner.

Share your Thrifty Tips with us and we'll post them on our blog.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Enter for a Chance to Win a $5,000 Amazon.com Gift Card

Calling all parents with kids who do the craziest things (isn't that all of us?!)!!! One minute your 2 year old plays the piano like Mozart. The next, he's' eating mud pies in the backyard! One thing is for sure, life with kids is never boring!

Enter the Juicy Juice "Your Kids Did What" Video Contest and win great prizes. There are 10 prizes altogether, including the grand prize of $5,000 Amazon.com gift card.

What to do? Submit a video of your kids doing the most amazing, talented or funniest things. It’s easy and fun! All video submissions must be received by 8/21/09.

Go here for details and a list of prizes.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - "Thriving on Less" Book

Author Leo Babauta has written a companion to "The Power of Less" — an ebook called “THRIVING ON LESS: Simplifying in a Tough Economy“.

You can download this book for FREE in a pdf format. Click here to get your FREE copy and enjoy!

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Pizza Hut Pizza Rolls WYB Pizza on July 4th

Celebrate this July 4th with FREE pizza rolls when you buy a large pizza at Pizza Hut. You must become a fan on Facebook or Twitter to get a special code to get your free pizza rolls. Click here to become a fan on Facebook. You will need a special code for redemption - they will send it to you via Facebook or Twitter.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Monday, June 29, 2009

FREE - Arby's Meals on Wednesdays

Here is a complete list of all the FREE menu items from Arby’s each Wednesday this summer!

July 1st- FREE Regular Beef and Cheddar with soft drink purchase
July 8th- FREE Orange Cream Shake with sandwich purchase
July 15th- FREE Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
July 22nd- FREE RoastBurger with soft drink purchase
July 29th- FREE FruiTea with sandwich purchase
August 5th- FREE Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
August 12th- FREE Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase
August 19th- FREE FruiTea with sandwich purchase
August 26th- FREE Roast Beef ‘n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

Thank you SavingCentsWithSense for the information.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Veggie Tales DVD - $2.99 Shipped

Here's a great deal for a full length Veggie Tales DVD! You get a FREE DVD when you sign up for the e-newsletter. Click here for the information.

Thanks to TheThriftyMama for this information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Hand Sanitizer From Bath & Body Works!

Here's another great coupon from Bath & Body Works!
Click here for your printable coupon for "Free Anti-Bacterial Foam Hand Sanitizer with any purchase".
This coupon expires July 5, 2009 and is valid in-store only.

Remember that you can use these coupons to literally buy anything in the store--even a $1 gift sack or clearance item--and get the free hand sanitizer.
Thank you MoneySavingMom!
~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Organic Valley Coupons and Kids Activity Kit

Click here to get your free coupons and kids activity kit from Organic Valley!

Thanks Coupon Cravings for the info!

~ Written by Elizabeth

K-Mart Doubling Coupons in Florida - July 5-11

After living in Atlanta for nearly 15 years, I think I miss double coupons at Kroger more than anything!!!! Most of you who live in Florida know how frustrating it is that we don't have double coupons at grocery stores! Where, here is our chance at K-Mart.

Here are the details of the promotion:

  • Super Double Manufacturer Coupons Up to $2.00 with purchase of $25 or more in grocery & drugstore merchandise.

  • Dates of promotion: July 5 - July 11
  • Participating stores only.

  • Amount of credit from doubling a coupon cannot exceed the current retail price of a single item.

  • No cash or in-store purchase credit will be awarded for any amount exceeding the retail price of the item.

  • Limit 1 coupon for each item purchased.

  • Only 1 coupon will be doubled per item.

  • You may only purchase 4 of the same item using double coupons.

  • Excludes Buy One, Get One offers, Kmart Savings coupons and Kmart Store coupons.

  • Coupons do not apply to sales tax.

  • Limit 10 coupons per customer per day.

  • Offer excludes products prohibited by law, including but not limited to alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medication.

  • Not valid on non-merchandise, federal or state regulated items, prior purchases, Lands’ End, Sears merchandise rung on Sears registers within Kmart and kmart.com.

  • In the event of a return, coupon savings may be deducted from the refund.

  • Exclusions apply.

  • Please see store associate for details.

  • Sears Holdings (Kmart) reserves the right to modify or cancel this program at any time.

  • Grocery and drugstore items include : all food items, health & beauty, baby diapers, household cleaning supplies, pet foods, detergents, paper goods, shampoos and other beauty items, over the counter medicines such as : Tylenol, aspirin, etc. 10 coupons, per day, per customer may be doubled.

  • Additional coupons will be honored, just not doubled. Customer should choose which 10 they would like doubled.....$25 threshold is BEFORE coupon redemption.

This promotion is valid in most K-Mart stores in Florida. If you want a list of stores, please contact K-Mart and they will email it to you.

~ Written by Elizabeth

$5 Off/$25 Purchase - Rite Aid Printable Coupon

Get your $5 off/$25 purchase at Rite Aid printable coupon here. This coupon is redeemable in Rite Aid stores and is valid 6/29 - 7/5.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prepare to Grocery Shop!

I am curious to know how everyone grocery shops? Do you make a mental list of the things you need and just head to your favorite store? Or do you do your homework, plan out your weeks worth of menus and look in your pantry/refrigerator and figure out what you need for the week ahead?

For anyone who knows me, I am pretty organized and detail -oriented. It's my nature. It comes in handy when it is time to grocery shop. I make my list of meals, check my "inventory" and make a list. Then I check the weekly ads to find the best deals and then I get my coupons ready. It's just my routine.
When I pull my coupons, I also print many coupons off the internet (called IP - internet printables). Here is a list of my favorite sites:
You should check these sites out before you go shopping next time!
Of course, I also check manufacturer websites for printable coupons, too!
~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - 2 Year Subscription to Parents Magazine

Here's a great deal that is sure to go fast! Click here to receive a 2 year subscription to Parents Magazine - no credit card needed and no strings attached!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Printable Coupon

Go here to print a coupon for $1 off 4 Weight Watchers Smart Ones products. This is a great coupon!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Blue Bunny Printable Coupon $1/1

Go here for a printable coupon for Blue Bunny ice cream.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Travel Deals From Florida to Caribbean

JetBlue announced a major sale this week on flights to the Caribbean and Mexico from Orlando and Tampa. The fares start at $59 each way with some flights priced up to $100 less (roundtrip) than competing airlines.

The sale includes travel dates from July 14 to Oct. 6. The lowest prices can be found for travel on Mondays-Wednesdays and some Thursdays. Tickets must be booked by Friday, June26 at 11:59 PM MST.

Sample fares (each way):

  • Tampa-Cancun ... $59

  • Orlando-Cancun ... $69

  • Orlando-San Juan, Puerto Rico ... $99

  • Orlando-Aguadilla, Puerto Rico ... $99

  • Orlando-Ponce, Puerto Rico ... $99

Some flights can be bought for even lower prices than these advertised fares for added savings of up to $22 each way. Taxes and fees are additional. Pay via Paypal and get discounts, too!

To book directly through JetBlue, click here.

Tuesday's Thrifty Tips

Here are this week's Tuesday's Thrifty Tips to help you save money:

  • Combine errands to save on gas. Think ahead and at the beginning of the week, make a list of the places you need to go. Plot your errands carefully so you're not wasting gas.
  • At the end of the day, put your change in the bank. Put all of your change in a large jar or bank. At the end of the year, you will have extra money for Christmas spending.
  • Unplug electronics when not in use. After using the coffeemaker and toaster in the morning, be sure to unplug them for the rest of the day. They drain energy even when they aren't in use but are plugged up. By doing this with all household appliances, you can save almost $250 in an average household per year! Computers and printers especially drain your energy and your pocketbook! If they are on a power strip, turn the strip off and unplug it.
  • Call your cable or dish provider and ask for a lower rate. 2009 rates to new customers are 12% lower than 2008 rates and by calling your provider and telling them that you are thinking about switching services, they should give you a lower rate. A friend of mine did this and got $15 savings per month on her bill for the rest of the year! By the way, I am calling my provider this week!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Restaurant.com - 80% Off Code!

There is an 80% off Coupon Code for Restaurant.com so you get $25 restaurant certificates for only $2!!! Select restaurans offer $10 certificates, which makes them $.60 with this code!

The code is DISH. This offer is valid thru 6/25/09.

The great thing about these is you can buy them today and use them whenever you want. You just print them off and use them at the restaurant you choose. Pay attention to the restrictions - some are valid only for lunch or dinner but not both and some are valid on certain entrees.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Sample of Greenies Pet Chews

Make your pet happy with a treat!
Go here to get your FREE sample of Greenies Pet Chews. You can choose treats for cats or dogs.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Monday, June 22, 2009

FREE DEAL On Soy Joy Bars at CVS

I love these nutritious bars!!! You can try them for FREE at CVS this week if you haven't had them before!
Go here for the printable coupon -save $1 on the purchase of 5. Combine this with CVS offer - by 4 at $1 each and get $4 in ECB.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Kashi $1.50 Off Printable Coupon

Go here for your printable coupon for any TLC snacks or Kashi Go Lean cereals.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Alexia Snacks - Request Coupons Via Mail

Go here to request the new coupon booklet by mail for the new Alexia crunchy snacks. These snacks can be found in the chip/cracker aisle.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Redbox Movie Rental 6/22 - 6/23

Do you use Redbox Movie Rentals? If not, you really should check it out!!! There are over 15,000 locations and I know there is one near you!!! Here's how it works...you get new release movies for $1 a day through the Redbox rental location. NEW RELEASE movie rentals! And best of all, you can actually reserve your movie online and go pick it up later that day. What a deal!
Go here to find a location near you! Locations are always convienient (outside McDonald's, Winn Dixie, Wal-Mart - just to name a few).

Every month, they have promotions for FREE movie rentals. This month, the promotion is on June 22 and June 23. You can rent any movie (new releases included) for FREE!!!

USE CODE: rbxthxu6.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Our 100th Post!!!

We're celebrating our 100th blog post with a question...

Please leave a comment below to give us details of how you are saving money, earning freebies or just how thrifty you are. We love our readers and we can't' wait to hear from you!!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saving Money - Kids Birthday Party

It's that time of year again ... planning my kids' birthday parties. I have 2 boys with summer birthdays (sigh) and because it's SO hot here in Florida, it's either the pool or someplace air conditioned! This year, I really have to stick to a budget so I've been doing some research. I am sharing what I have found in hopes of helping a few of you out there who also have summer birthday parties to plan!

Throw Birthday Parties on a Budget: Save $225 per/party

  • When planning a birthday party, give your kids a set budget, and let them decide what they want to spend their money on. Bonus perk: It teaches kids the value of a dollar.Shop at a dollar store for goodie bags and decorations.
  • Have a joint sibling party and increase the budget a little. I have done this for the past 3 years and it's great!
  • Keep the cost of food to a minimum and have the party at a time other than lunch and dinner. For example, have the party at 2 pm and just provide cake and drinks for everyone.
  • Buy a fun cake shape mold and make your own cake. I am wondering if I am brave enough to attempt this. I will let you know.
  • Throw a themed birthday blowout at your home instead of an expensive outing. You can also have a themed party at a local park.
  • Kids love games so be sure to have some great games planned. Plan games for the ages of the kids and if there is a range of ages, be sure to offer games for everyone.

Check out FamilyFun.com for great birthday party theme ideas! Also, check out Birthday Party Ideas for other helpful information about planning and games!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Saving Money - Extending Your Hair Color!

2 out of every 3 women color their hair. In this economy, we all want to stretch our dollars and make our hair color last! Here are some ways you can get the most for your money.

Before your color:

  • Wash with a clarifying shampoo a day prior to dyeing.
  • Choose fade-resistant shades such as blonde or brunette. Reds wash away a week or two faster because they contain smaller color molecules, which escape from hair more easily.
  • Pick the right formula. Demipermanents (like Clairol Natural Instincts) stay up to 28 shampoos, and permanent colors (like Garnier 100% Color Vibrant by Nutrisse) don’t rinse out but fade over time.
  • Highlights – from a pro or an at home kids such as Revlon Custom Effects Highlights buy you the most time.

After your color:

  • Wait 48 hours after your coloring before you shampoo. Dye molecules need time to set into strands.
  • Cleanse with a shampoo for color-treated hair, which contains gentler detergents, and rinse with tepid water. Hot water expands the cuticle, contributing to fading.
  • Install a shower head water purifier. Tap water contains chlorine, which is a bleaching agent. Even well water has minerals like copper that coat the hair and alter its hue. Try the iWater Shower Purification System.
  • Use a conditioner or styling aid with built in sunscreens to prevent the sun from stripping your shade. Try Redken Color Extend Conditioner. UV filters bind to safe-guard strands.
    Spritz on a thermal protection spray such as Dove Heat Defense Therapy Mist before styling. Polymers prevent heat from penetrating hair and breaking down the dye molecules.
  • Switch to an ionic blow dryer, which has tourmaline, a type of stone that generates negative ions that reduce frizz and cut dulling drying time in half.

On a regular basis:

  • Apply a conditioning mask once weekly. The added hydration strengthens strands, making them less prone to environmental damage that causes fading. Also, creating a smooth surface helps hair better reflect light, making color look more vibrant.
  • Three weeks post-coloring, switch to a color-enhancing shampoo every other time you wash.
  • Monthly, use an at-home glaze gloss (available in clear and tinted formulas) to add high-wattage shine and intensify a fading shade.

    Source: Prevention Magazine, May 2009

    ~ Written by Elizabeth

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FREE - Yoplait Whips

Sign up here for the Betty Crocker email newsletter and receive a coupon for a FREE Yoplait Whips. This is not valid in CA, ID, LA, MN, NJ, NV, ND, and TN.

Thanks to CouponMom for the information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

SC Johnson Printable Coupons

Go here to join "Right at Home" and print coupons from SC Johnson products (Glade, Windex, Ziploc, Fantastic, Shout, Drano, Pledge, Oust, Off, Raid and more).
~ Written by Elizabeth

Dreamfield's Pasta $1.50/1 Off Printable Coupon

Go here for $1.50 off/1 coupon from Dreamfield's Pasta. Note: I couldn't print it so I requested that it be mailed to me.

Thanks to Coupons4Mom!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Classico Pasta Sauce Printable Coupon

Go here for your printable coupon for Classico pasta sauce. You have to register to print this coupon.

Thanks to Coupons4Mom!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Trident Gum Printable Coupon $1/2

Go here to print your $1/2 coupon for Trident gum.

Thanks to Coupons4Mom!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Purina Give A Bowl - And Get A Coupon!

Attention all of you pet owners! Purina has a great program called "Give a Bowl" which allows you to donate $1 to the pet shelter of your choice when you redeem the printabl coupon from their site. Go here for the details. You have to take a short quiz but I got a $3.50 off any size bag for my answers to the quiz, plus I chose to help a local pet shelter with a $1 donation!
Thanks to Laura (the red-headed Thrifty Diva) for this great information!!!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Product Recall - Nestle Toll House Refridgerated Dough

The FDA and CDC today warned people not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products because of possible E. coli contamination.

NESTLÉ USA's Baking Division is initiating a voluntary recall of all NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE refrigerated cookie dough products. NESTLÉ is taking this action out of an abundance of caution, after reports of illness that may be related to the consumption of raw cookie dough.

Consumers who have purchased cookie dough products should not consume them. Instead, we are asking that consumers return these products to their local grocer for a full refund. Consumers with questions to contact NESTLÉ Consumer Services at 1-800-559-5025.
No other NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE products are impacted, including already baked TOLL HOUSE cookies purchased outside the home, all varities of NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Morsels, chocolate Baking Bars, or Cocoa, and Dreyer's and Edy's ice cream products with NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE cookie dough ingredients.
See also the WebMd report.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Friday, June 19, 2009

FREE Chick Fil-A Milkshake For Dads - Saturday Only!

Chick Fil-A is treating all dads to a FREE milkshake this Saturday, June 20th. Dad must be present with a child to receive his 14 oz. handspun milkshake. Offer valid at participating locations accross the country.
Click here to find out if your local Chick Fil-A is participating.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Bath & Body Works - Huge Sale + $10/$40 Coupon

Bath & Body Works is having their Semi-Annual Sale and savings are everywhere! Click here to see the savings, includig B1G1 FREE for Father's Day!

In addition, here's a printable coupon for $10 off / $40 purchase (valid in-stores only). Hurry, this printable coupon expires 6/21!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

FREE - Johnny Rockets Milkshake With Purchase of Entree

Here's a sweet treat from Johnny Rockets - FREE Milkshake when you purchase an entree. Click here for the printable coupon.

Hurry, offer expires on 6/30!

Thanks to CouponCravings for this sweet deal!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable Organic Coupons - Stonyfield Farms, Amy's, Annie's + More!

Here are some great printable coupons for organic products within the Stonyfield Farms family. It includes:

  • Annie's Cookies, Crackers, Bunny Fruit Snacks, and Mac & Cheese

  • Late July Cookies, Crackers and Snack Multi-Pack

  • Green Mountain Coffee
  • Nature's Path Cereals & Toaster Pastries

  • HappyBabby Products

  • Organic Valley Cheese and Other Products

  • Earthbound Farms Salads and Other Products

  • Stonyfield Farms Dairy, YoBabby and Other Products

  • Amy's Frozen Pizza, Kids Meals, Cake, Burrito and Canned Soup/Chili
Click here to register for $29 in Stonyfield Farms printable coupons.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Sample of Scott's Toilet Paper + Wipes

Click here to request your free Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper Double Roll and 10-count travel pack of Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes.

Thanks to MoneySavingMom for the information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Hormel Printable Coupons

Click here to print the latest coupons from Hormel and save over $5 with printable coupons. Save on pepperoni, bacon, sandwich meat, party tray, and more.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Beverly's Bargain Tips - Great-Grandma Money Saving Tips

Our guest blogger, Beverly has some fantastic ideas about saving money. She calls them “great-grandma tips”, which are tips that our great-grandma’s would approve of if she lived in today’s world. The basic premise is that if it makes sense to do something our great-grandmothers would have done it, then do it!

Here's some great money saving ideas for the kitchen:
  • When cooking or baking, double the recipe and make 2 (i.e. casseroles or cakes) and freeze one of them. Use them on a day when you don't feel like making dinner.
  • Create a "veggie scrap freezer bag" by saving the scraps from cutting vegetables and put them in a bag and put in the freezer. When it is time to make soup or cook a whole chicken, add the scraps for added FREE flavoring.
  • Save the ends of your loaf of bread; put them into the freezer. When you have a decent amount of time, put the bread scraps in the food processor and make homemade breadcrumbs. Toast in the oven for dried bread crumbs.
  • Buy celery, 2 lbs of carrots and a bag of onions. Dice the three root vegetables in even amounts. Cook in batches in a skillet with a bit of olive oil or canola oil until soft and sweet. Cool and put in 1 cup batches for a great soup starter and freeze. Put the scraps in your veggie scrap freezer bag.
  • Cook a turkey and eat a little for dinner. Dice the turkey and put in freezer in 1 cup batches. Use the turkey in casseroles and soups. Save the bone and make turkey bone soup later.
  • Cook a ham and eat a little for dinner. Dice the ham and put in freezer in 1 cup batches. Use the diced ham on homemade pizza, soups, casserole, etc. Save the bone and make ham bone soup with navy beans and spinach.
  • Grow a garden in your back yard. Process the produce at harvest time by freezing or canning.
  • Save broken cookies or graham crackers and their crumbs. Use to make a crust for a yummy custard pie.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Orange Julius Smoothie Friday, June 19th

Friday is "Free Smoothie Day" at your local Orange Julius. What a great way to beat the heat with a healthy and FREE treat!

Go here and print your coupon and redeem it at your local Orange Julius for a FREE 20 oz. light smoothie (flavors to choose from: Strawberry Delight, Tropical Sunlight or Berry Pom Twilight). You must have the printable coupon in order to get the free smoothie. Check the Orange Julius website to find a location near you.

Hope you enjoy this treat!

Thanks to FrugalGirls for the information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - 8x10 Photo at CVS (Hurry, Expires 6/21)

Here's a deal for you last minute Father's Day shoppers! At CVS, you can receive a FREE 8x10 photo enlargement - what a great gift for Dad!
Click here for more information. Use code: FREE8x10 and be sure to choose in-store pickup for free shipping.

Hurry, offer expires 6/21!

Thanks to FrugalGirls for the information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Outback Steakhouse - Get A $10 Gift Card

The Outback Steakhouse is offering a $10 gift card and you can get it two different ways:

1) Visit Outback Steakhouse on Father's Day weekend and order any meal from the new "15 Meals Under $15" menu and receive a $10 Gift Card toward your next visit.

2) Visit World Market this weekend (6/19-21) and get a $10 gift card toward 2 entrees at Outback Steakhouse.

Thanks to Coupon Cravings for the information!
~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Chocolate Fondue at The Melting Pot

Join the Melting Pot's Club Fondue and receive a coupon for a FREE chocolate fondue for 2. What a great free date idea!

Thank you to Coupon Cravings for the information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Seattle's Best Coffee at Borders 6/12-6/18

Here's a chance to get a FREE 12 oz Seattle's Best coffee at Borders. Valid 6/12 - 6/18. Click here to get your coupon.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - DiGiorno's New Flatbread Melts

It's time for a FREE meal from DiGiorno Flatbread Melts. Click here to register to receive your coupon via mail.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Coupon Program From Kraft

Sign up at Kraft to get great coupons to try and taste new products from Kraft's First Taste Program. Get free coupons, free samples and free products! What great program and best of all its free!
Written By: Laura

Voucher For Free 2 Week Supply Of Clinique All About Eyes

Print this great Voucher to get a 2 week supply of Clinique's All About Eyes! After printing, you can redeem at your local Macy's Clinique counter! What a fantastic deal! Enjoy!!

Written By: Laura

Friday, June 12, 2009

Applebee's - $10 Gift Card WYB $50 Gift Card

For a limited time, get a free $10 Bonus Card when you buy $50 in Applebee’s Gift Cards. This offer is only available when visiting your participating neighborhood Applebee’s.
This could be a great Father's Day present!!!
Thanks to MommiesWithCents for this information!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Save 83% On Hooked On Phonics!

Here's a great summer deal for you for the Learn To Read by Hooked on Phonics. Regular price is $139.95 and the sale price is $29.97. Use code: SAVE40 at checkout.

Thanks to SalesAddict for the information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Save 50%

Father's Day is right around the corner! If you're like me, I'm shopping this week! Old Navy has some great deals! Check out their "50% Off Stuff For Guys" sale.

And if you want to shop online, use code: MYCARD and shipping is FREE for orders over $100.

Thanks, MrsDealFinder for the information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Food Lion Offers $10 In Free Groceries To Customers!

Food Lion shoppers can earn up to $10 in free groceries when they buy Food Lion private brand products each week until June 23. Click here for the details.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable $3/1 Huggies Pull-Ups

Here's a great printable for all you moms of potty trainers for $3/1 Huggies Pull-Ups.

I was able to print two of these! NOTE: IT HAS A SHORT EXPIRATION DATE OF 6/21/09 SO PRINT AND USE ASAP!

~ Written by Elizabeth

More Printable Coupons

Just in time for summer, here are some more great printable coupons. Be sure to print these right away, as some of them will only be active until the end of June.

$1/1 Box of Cheerios

$1/1 Eggo BakeShop Frozen Pastries (these are on sale for $2.04 at Target)

$1/2 Crunch n Munch

$1/1 Hebrew National Hotdogs

$.75/1 Marie Calendar's Al Dente Frozen Meal

$5/1 Coppertone NutraShield

$3/1 Thermacare Heat Wraps

~ Written by Elizabeth

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thrifty Crafts For Kids This Summer!

Want some more fun ways to enjoy summer with your kids? Well here are some great ideas to pass the summer days while learning and having a blast. Best of all, they won't break the budget!

Remember how much fun you had as a kids with pillow forts, cardboard boxes, cans and plastic bags? Having a great time does not involve a huge budget but rather imagination and all the different places it can take us. Arts and crafts give our children a source of pride and confidence. They encourage creativity and even valuable social skills.

Here are some great ideas!

1. Pizza Box Art

2. Newspaper Beads

3. Punch Art Flower Garden

4. Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder

These are just a few of the great ideas you can find at Favcrafts for kids. Take a look and see what you and your family can create this summer! Share your experiences with us! We look forward to hearing from you! Most of all enjoy this summer with your family and friends!!

Written By: Laura