Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Thrifty Divas: New & Improved!


The Thrifty Divas website is new and improved! We are so excited about to unveil our new website with new features!


What does the new site mean for you, our readers?



  • Bigger, better website!

  • More features to help you search and find things easier (i.e. printable coupons)

  • Great money-saving articles written for moms by moms (The Thrifty Divas)

  • Ability to Tweet and share blog posts much easier

  • More great giveaways!

We invite you to check out our new look here.


If you subscribe to us:

  • Via e-mail - you will continue to receive updates via e-mail.

  • Via Facebook - you will continue to receive updates via Facebook (network blogs)

  • Via RSS reader - you will need to resubscribe to us.

  • Via Twitter - you will continue to receive updates


Let us know what you think about the new site!

~ Written by Elizabeth


Organic Valley Coupons


Go here to enter the Organic Valley Celebrate Organic contest where you can win a year's worth of free Organic Valley products for yourself and a donation to your local food bank. You'll also get a special-edition Rootstock magazine with $10 in coupons (while supplies last).
~ Written by Elizabeth

Announcing Our Winner: 2 Movie Tickets!

Congratulations to Shelly Dixon who won our latest giveaway - 2 movie tickets to Regal Cinema! Shelly will get to go to the movies for FREE, courtesy of The Thrifty Divas and Mr. Deal Finder!


~ Written by Elizabeth

Hot Printable Coupon For $1.10/1 Progresso Soup!


Tara from Deal Seeking Mom just posted a VERY high-value Progresso coupon that you don't want to miss. Head over HERE (HERE for Firefox) to print a coupon good for $1.10 off 1 Progresso soup.
I was able to print 2 copies and they don't expire untill 1/7/2010!
Publix has these soups on sale this week BOGO so here's a great deal:
  • Buy 2 cans of soup for $2.37 (BOGO)
  • Use 2 coupons - save $2.20
  • Total price $0.17 for 2 cans!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Yankee Candle Deal


Click HERE to print a coupon valid for "2 FREE Yankee Candles when you buy 2."

The coupon is valid at any participating retailers, including Yankee Candle stores and other retailers who carry their products. The coupon is valid for the large jar candles. The coupon is good through November 29.

These are perfect for Christmas gifts!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Neutrogena Hot Deal


Are you a fan of Neutrogena? If so, here's an offer that can't be beat!
As a special for the holiday season, order here and get:
  • FREE Samples with every order
  • FREE shipping on orders over $25
  • Buy 3 items and get 25% off entire order

Click here to place your order now!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Printable Coupons $2/1 Nivea Body Wash




Here's another great high dollar printable coupon!



Click here to get your printable coupon for $2 of 1 Nivea body wash for women (16.9 oz or larger). Combine this with a sale and it will be pretty cheap!






~ Written by Elizabeth

Save $3/$15 Purchase at Rite Aid


Click here to get your printable coupon for $3 off a $15 purchase at Rite Aid! Hurry, these won't last long.
~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE- Rimmel Lip Gloss






Click here to get your FREE Rimmel Sweet Jelly lip gloss. This new lip gloss is a high shine, no sticky formula - in 4 luscious fruit flavors. Yummy and sweet tasting!



~ Written by Elizabeth

Save 80% at Restaurant.com!

Have you ever used Restaurant.com? It's so easy to use and they have a great sale going on where you can buy a $25 gift certificate for only $2!!!

Hurry, this offer is valid through 11/12 only! Use code: "ENTREE" to get your discount.


Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250


Think Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts or just a date night out on the town!



Think Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts or just a date night out on the town! We've used Restaurant.com before and found some great restaurants in our area. During these sales, sometimes the restaurants are sold out - so hurry and jump on this offer!! You can search restaurants by zip code, which makes it very easy!

Click here for Restaurant.com!

Remember, this offer expires 11/12. Use code: "ENTREE" to get your discount.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Diabetic Supplies


If you or someone you love suffers from diabetes, you could qualify to receive FREE supplies, FREE recipe e-books for diabetics, and so much more.


Click here to see if you qualify. This offer is sponsored by Quality Health and may require a quick survey.



~ Elizabeth

Reminder: Save 30% at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic - 4 Days Only


Don't forget about this great shopping event!!!! November 12-15, you can save 30% off at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic during their Friends and Family event!

Click here to get your printable coupon, valid in-store only.




~ Written by Elizabeth

Reminder: Giveaway- 2 Movie Tickets To Regal Cinema


Click here to enter to win a pair of movie tickets (Regal Cinema) courtesy of The Thrifty Divas and Mr. Deal Finder!

Hurry, this giveaway ends TODAY: November 11th! Good luck!
~ Written byElizabeth

FREE - Kotex Sample


Click here to sign up for a free sample of Kotex Ultra Thin Overnight Pads with Wings! Hopefully you'll get some coupons with the sample, too!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Big List Of Veteran's Day Discounts For Military


Thanks to Brandie, a fellow blogger from Free Sample Freak who let me know about a great site called Military Avenue.


Click here to see all of the great military discounts available for Veteran's Day - tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11th.


Military Avenue is a great site to keep an eye on if you're a military family!



~ Written by Elizabeth

Safety Alert: Maclaren Stroller Recall


If you are a mom and have a stroller, pay attention to the latest stroller recall. According to Parenting Magazine:


"About one million Maclaren strollers are being pulled off the shelves, after reports that the hinge mechanism in the back can cut (or cut off) children's fingertips. Read all about it to see what to do if your stroller is on the list. "


~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Drink At The Coffee Bean


On Thursday, November 12th (4pm - 8 pm), you can get a great FREEBIE at The Coffee Bean -a FREE 12 oz. Holiday Drink. No purchase necessary!
FREE drinks include Pumpkin Latte, Pumpkin Iced Blended Drink, Peppermint Latte, Peppermint Iced Blended Drink, or Winter Dream Tea Latte. Yummy!
Call ahead to make sure your local store is participating.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Save 80% at Restaurant.com!

Have you ever used Restaurant.com? It's so easy to use and they have a great sale going on where you can buy a $25 gift certificate for only $2!!! Hurry, this offer is valid through 11/12 only! Use code: "ENTREE" to get your discount.


Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250


Think Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts or just a date night out on the town!

We've used Restaurant.com before and found some great restaurants in our area. During these sales, sometimes the restaurants are sold out - so hurry and jump on this offer!! You can search restaurants by zip code, which makes it very easy!

Click here for Restaurant.com! Remember, this offer expires 11/12. Use code: "ENTREE" to get your discount.


~ Written by Elizabeth

Reminder: Giveaway- 2 Movie Tickets To Regal Cinema



Click here to enter to win a pair of movie tickets (Regal Cinema) courtesy of The Thrifty Divas and Mr. Deal Finder!


Hurry, this giveaway ends on November 11th! Good luck!




~ Written by Elizabeth

Guest Post: Tuesday's Homeschool Tips

We're excited to welcome our newest guest blogger, Deana from The Frugal Homeschooling Mom. She will be writing a weekly post about being a homeschooling mom. She'll be offering homeschooling information, tips and a great perspective on this topic. Please feel free to comment, share your own ideas and information about Homeschooling!



Tuesday’s Homeschool Tips from The Frugal Homeschooling Mom


It seems like there’s a wealth of information out there for those interested in homeschooling or those of us who already do it. We’re lucky to have such resources and to be able to find support in local co-ops, Yahoo! groups, church groups, etc. There are numerous magazines, books, and blogs where you can read about how other families do it.

It’s important to remember that although it’s helpful to find support and information for your homeschool journey, it’s not wise to compare yourself to other homeschooling families. The beauty of homeschooling is that each family’s story is so different from the next.
It’s fun to read about the different curriculum's, schedules, lifestyles, and priorities of others, and to socialize with other homeschooling families, but you’ll make yourself and your children miserable if you attempt to model your homeschool after theirs. Trying to imitate another family’s methods will almost always lead you to disappointment because your needs and desires may not align with theirs.
My advice to you would be to consider what your own family’s needs, priorities, and desires are before trying something just because it’s a new idea to you. The wonderful thing about homeschooling is the diversity within the supportive community of homeschoolers.

If something works for your family – stick with it! Be content! But if something isn’t working - - then consider asking others what works for them, and if it “meshes” well with your family, then by all means, give it a shot.

Deana blogs at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom, where she introduces readers to other homeschooling families through her feature, “A Common Bond.”

Printable Coupon For $1/1 Caribou Fall Beverage!


Through November 12, 2009, you can take this coupon to any Caribou Coffee location to get $1 off any large Fall beverage (includes: Hot Wild Pumpkin, Wild Pumpkin Cooler, Hot Wild Caramel Apple and Wild Caramel Apple Cooler).
Yummy!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Monday, November 9, 2009

FREE - Music Download "Veteran's Day Honor"


Get a FREE download of 12 songs on the album called Veterans Day Honor.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Sticky Fingers: Save $5 On Your Next Visit!


Here's a great coupon for Sticky Fingers! Yay, I love Sticky Finger and so do my kids!


Take a quick survey on Facebook and get a $5 off coupon for your next visit! After you take the survey, the coupon will be e-mailed to you within 2 business days.

Click here to take your survey now!
~ Written by Elizabeth

$5 Rebate Offer: Making Holidays Special


Here's a rebate offer from Pinnacle Foods, just in time for the holiday baking! The rebate is valid on the following products:


  • Duncan Hines

  • Vlasic Pickles

  • Log Cabin

  • Mrs. ButterWorth's

  • Armour

  • Open Pit BBQ Sauce

Buy any 5 of the above products and get $5 back in savings (coupons). Go here to get your rebate offer form and see all of the details.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Kodak $15 Gift Code - Last One!


If you’re thinking about making a photo gift for Christmas this year, hurry over to the Kodak Gallery! They are giving away 300,000 $15 gift codes, good for any purchase at the Kodak gallery. Once you sign up, you’ll received your gift code via e-mail.
They are offering the gift cards in 3 phases, and this is the LAST phase. You can request your free giftcode now through 11/13. When they run out of the $15 gift codes in each phase, they’ll be giving out 40% off coupons.

Some photo gifts that you can order with your $15 giftcode (plus a couple of dollars for shipping) include:

  • 5×7″ or 5×5.75″ photo book – starting at $9.99
  • 11 oz or 15 oz photo mug – from $12.99
  • 20-30 holiday cards – from $4.99 for a set of 10
  • Mousepad – from $9.99
  • Adult T-shirt – from $14.99
  • Ornament – from $12.99

I got my gift code Saturday and have already ordered my Christmas cards with it! Woo hoo - I am so proud to check that off my list!

Let me know what you get with your $15 giftcode!

~ Written by Elizabeth

It's FREE, What's The Catch?


Check out my guest post titled "It's Free, What's The Catch?" on a great site called Steals and Deals. This article will answer your questions about getting stuff for FREE - and what the risks are.

Thanks to Abby at Steals and Deals for the guest post opportunity!
All my readers should check out Steals and Deals for great giveaways, relevant reviews for moms, and the best shopping deals! Abby and Mandy do a great job pulling this information together to save us time and money!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Giveaway: 2 Movie Tickets To Regal Cinema


Here's an easy giveaway for you to win!


Click here to enter to win a pair of movie tickets (Regal Cinema) courtesy of The Thrifty Divas and Mr. Deal Finder!

Hurry, this giveaway ends on November 11th! Good luck!



~ Written by Elizabeth

Save 30% at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic - 4 Days Only


November 12-15, you can save 30% off at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic during their Friends and Family event!


Click here to get your printable coupon, valid in-store only.




~ Written by Elizabeth


Easy Money From Inbox Dollars!



Looking for extra ways to earn money? Inbox Dollars is an easy way to earn a few bucks for Christmas shopping!


Inbox Dollars was recently featured on Good Morning America!




It's so easy! All you do is sign up for Inbox Dollars and you will receive e-mails that you get paid to read. You can also get paid to play online games, take surveys and get money for shopping online. How easy is that?!


Click here to get started!






~ Written by Elizabeth

Hasbro Deal at Toys R Us


Get Hasbro games for $0.57 at Toys R Us!!! Read all about it here!


Thanks to Tara at Deal Seeking Mom for telling us about this hot deal at Toys R Us!



~ Written by Elizabeth

Sunday, November 8, 2009

CVS - Deals Week of 11/8


There are some good deals at CVS this week. Click here to see the deals for the week of November 8th.

Thanks to The Frugal Girls!




~ Written by Elizabeth

Walgreens Deals - Week of 11/8


There are some good deals at Walgreens this week! Click here to see the deals for the week of November 8th.







~ Written by Elizabeth

Rite Aid - Deals Week of 11/8


There are some good deals at Rite Aid. Click here to see the deals for the week of November 8th!




~ Written by Elizabeth

Swagbucks - Are You A Member?

Search & Win


Are you a Swagbucks member? I have to admit that I get lazy when it comes to all of the points and surveys companies. I just don't seem to have the time to keep up with them all! I'm sure you can relate, right?

I have to say though that Swagbucks is super easy! You can earn points for practically everything (online searches, online purchases, visiting their website, etc). Today, I logged onto the Swagbucks website and got points from a new feature on their website. Here's how you can get points, too:

  1. Log onto Swagbucks - register for new users, log-in for existing users
  2. Go to "Ways to Earn" at top of page - click on that
  3. Click on "Special Offers"
  4. Go to "Non Obligation Offers"
  5. "Skip the Ad" for several ads
  6. You'll get a Swagbucks code after 2-3 quick ads.
  7. Be sure to copy and paste that Swagbucks code into the appropriate box on their home page.

Note: I think the code changes everyday so you can do this over and over. Easy!

Search & Win


You can redeem your Swagbucks for cool prizes like gift cards, apparel, books, games, kids items, etc!

If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks, you can click here to sign up and get started!



~ Written by Elizabeth

Worth Reading: Top Five Things To Consider When Holiday Shopping For Kids


With less than 50 days until Christmas, it's time to get serious about the shopping! We've already seen some good deals from retailers - with coupons, discounts and sales.


I ran across a great article that I thought our readers would enjoy as we're all getting ready for Christmas. Kate from The Shopping Mama and Shop at Home wrote an article to help you get started Christmas shopping for the kids on your list. Check out her article called "Top 5 Things To Consider When Holiday Shopping For Kids".


Do you have some great tips for shopping this year? Please share with us and we'll share with our readers!




~ Written by Elizabeth

REMINDER: FREE - Whataburger on November 10!


I love this promotion because I love the concept of dressing in orange since I went to school at The University of Tennessee!!!

FREE Whataburger on 11/10:
Whataburger has a promotion called "Show Us Your Orange" where you dress up in the color orange on 11/10/09 and you can get a FREE Whataburger from 5-8 PM. The promotion is for dine-in only, no drive thru.

What a great deal! I know where dinner is coming from that night, especially since there's a Whataburger less than one mile from our house!


~Written by Elizabeth

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Free Sample Bloom Liquid Lipstick!


Get a Free Bloom Liquid Lipstick Sample! This is a great new text message freebie! We all know these don't last long so text BLOOM to 467467 to grab your free sample! Hurry these don't last long!! Standard text messaging rates apply. Thanks to Its Hip 2 Save


Written By: Laura

Smokey Bones!! Buy One Get One Free Entree!


What a deal! Smokey Bones has a great new printable coupon. GO HERE to print yours off now! Deal expires November 12, 2009. Great food, Enjoy! Thank you to MojoSavings for this deal!


Written By: Laura

HOT HOT!! $10 WII Game Sale At Big Lots!!!


WOW!!! In the Big Lots Sunday Ad - You will find select Wii games and Nintendo DS games for only $10!!!! Make sure to head out early this Sunday to grab yours. Makes for wonderful Christmas gifts! Enjoy and thank you to Couponers United for this money saving deal!



Written By: Laura

Free Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash!


Want to try a free sample of Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash?? Great! Go ahead and click on the link below that matches up with your state! NOTE: Select states only so be sure to check the lists below!


CO and WY:



AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV:



OR and WA:



CA:



Go get your free samples today and enjoy! Thank you to Mojosavings.com for this great information!


Written By: Laura

Halloween Clearance Candy: Save Big at Target


If you haven't had enough Halloween candy, you can get some great clearance deals at Target! All Halloween candy is 50-75% off in stores right now plus you can still use coupons and save even more!
$1/2 12.6-oz milk chocolate Halloween M&Ms, expires 11/17
$1/2 12.6-oz Halloween peanut M&Ms, expires 11/17
$1/2 9.34-oz Fun size Milk Chocolate M&Ms, expires 11/17
$1/2 50-ct Fun size M&Ms mixed candy, expires 11/17
$1/2 9.34-oz Fun size peanut M&Ms, expires 11/17
$1/2 31-oz Mars mixed candy, expires 11/17
$1/1 52-ct Fun size Mars mixed candy, expires 11/17
$1 off 39.1 oz Fun size Skittles and Star Burst
$1/2 43 -ct Fun size Snickers mixed candy, expires 11/17
~ Written by Elizabeth

Worth Reading: 10 Items You Should Never Pay For

I discovered a great article from Saving Your Cents that is worth reading! It's called "10 Items You Should Never Pay For Again". It offers some great tips for being a more savvy shopper and the items you really can get for FREE (or really cheap!).





~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Bare Minerals 10 Day Supply




Go here to print a coupon good for a FREE 10-day sample of bareMinerals Matte Foundation plus a Baby Buki Brush from any Sephora store inside JCPenney. Limit one sample per person. Available while supplies last.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Friday, November 6, 2009

Frugal Friday: Save Money on Laundry Detergent


We're all looking for ways to save money and be frugal, right? Well, I am tired of paying high prices for laundry detergent! I have 3 boys (including my husband) who live in my house and I am constantly doing laundry! Even though I am frugal and use coupons, laundry detergent is expensive!
I have had many friends actually tell me lately that they are making their own laundry detergent. What?! This sounds great but also sounds like a lot of work! I thought I'd research it further.

I "googled" it and found some interesting things online so I thought I'd share with you in today's "Frugal Friday" post. To make your own laundry detergent for less than $1 a load, check out this video with easy instructions from a mom who knows how to save:



Let me know if you've tried this (or similar recipe) at home and how it works. I am still a bit skeptical but willing to try if it saves this much money!!


~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse


Become a Facebook Fan of Outback Steakhouse and get a coupon by email for a FREE Bloomin’ Onion with any entrĂ©e purchase! Yummy, the Bloomin' Onion is so good!



~ Written by Eizabeth

FREE - Christmas Music Downloads


Get a FREE MP3 download which includes a sampler of Classical Christmas Music from Amazon.com. It’s 25 minutes of holiday classics, including “The Nutcracker Suite” and “A Christmas Festival Overture.”
You can also get a free MP3 download of “White Christmas” as sung by Jason Castro.
Thanks, Coupon Geek!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Save 25% at Gap This Weekend Only!


Save 25% off your entire Gap purchase this weekend. This includes sale items and is for in-store only. To receive the discount, you must print the coupon and redeem in-store. Offer expires 11/8.
~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Travel Guides


Thinking of traveling in the near future? Maybe over the holidays?


You can get a FREE travel guide to hundreds of destinations. Choose the most up to date FREE travel brochures, vacation brochures, maps & travel planning kits - and get them mailed to your home at no cost to you.
These FREE vacation guides are what you need to plan your next trip or vacation. Vacations can and should be much more fun when you have the latest guides and brochures!

Click here to get yours mailed to you or you an opt for FREE download and save it to your computer.




~ Written by Elizabeth

Old Navy Fleece Scarves $1 on Saturday!


Stop by Old Navy on Saturday, November 7th and you'll get Old Navy performance fleece scarves for $1 each! Note: there is a limit of 5 scarves per customer.


Start stocking up for Christmas presents!


You should go early if you want to have a good selection.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable Coupons For $10/$20 at Buca di Beppo


It's the weekend - time for dinner out!
Take this printable coupon to Buca di Beppo and save $10 off any purchase of $20 or more. This is valid through 12/31/10 - and you can print as many times as you want.
~ Written by Elizabeth