25% off Melissa and Doug toys →
Last day for a free Walgreens photo collage and... →
Coupon for FREE FreshExpress bag of Salad! →
Nathan R. Hale: I Make Simple Websites for Free →
nathanrhale: Hey everybody, I’m getting back in the web design world a bit. I make simple, easy-to-use web sites that can be maintained with a minimal learning curve. My style is clean, simple, and modern (see this site). I am all about helping artists promote their work, creating an online presence for your… Here’s one way to save money: get my husband to make you a free website...
Ten Reasons to Switch to Glass →
Since I moved to Arizona six months ago, I’ve been on a reuse and recycle kick. Don’t ask me why I didn’t get on board with that ages ago. One of the best things to reuse are glass jars - baby food jars, pasta sauce jars, salsa jars, you name it! This practice saves me money because I buy less tupperware and ziplock bags. There are tons of other reasons to switch to glass,...
Free Coupon Booklet from Home Made Simple →
Just fill out a simple form, and they mail you a coupon booklet with over $35 in savings. Just ordered mine!
Last Chance: Enter My Betsey Johnson Tote Giveaway →
chiconthecheap: I’ll pick a winner at 5:00 today!
Facial Masks from your kitchen →
I’ve been using olive oil lately as my facial moisturizer - SO much cheaper than the Mary Kay variety I used to use, all natural, and it works just as well. I ordered some coconut oil (because it smells better) and plan to mix that with some shea butter to use as moisturizer and body lotion. Check out this link for 9 more items you probably have in your kitchen that you can use for facials....
So…I’ve been a slacker when it comes to blogging lately… and I’ve also been a slacker when it comes to saving money. It’s easy to get lax about sticking to the budget during the holidays, but NO MORE! As of Jan 1 of 2011, we’re getting legalistic about this stuff! When we ran out of “out to eat” money this month, we stopped eating out. It’s...
$1 off Kashi GoLean Crisp Cereal →
$10 for $20 at Amazon from LivingSocial (TODAY... →
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about this by now. So what are you waiting for? DO IT!
Land's End Men's Dress Shirts only $5 + shipping →
The Giveaway Experiment - Update
So here’s the deal, I’m WAY behind on my giveaway experiment. My goal was to enter 4 per day, but I didn’t anticipate how much time it would take to find them, enter them, post about them, and track them. There’s no way I’m going to catch up for all the days I’ve missed, but I’m going to give you an update on the stats so far: I’ve entered about 40+...
The Giveaway Experiment - Days Ten and Eleven
Food Storage Containers. Ends 10/16. Winner announced 10/18. (Didn’t win) This (Visa gift card). (Didn’t win) Running Gear. Ends 10/15. Winner announced 10/18. (Didn’t win) Night World by L.J. Smith. Ends 10/15. Winner contacted through Tumbr ask box (Didn’t win) More running gear. Ends 10/15. Winner announced 10/18.(Didn’t win) $30 Vintage Strings gift card....
Raising Baby Boy: $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway:) →
raisingbabyboy: Who doesn’t want a $50 Visa Gift card?! Holiday season is coming up and I’m sure a little extra money in your pocket would help…right?! Well I have one and I figured I will give it away if you do the following things: Reblog this Recommend me by clicking here. Voting for Donnie in the… A giveaway from one of the mommy bloggers I follow? Yes please!
I WON!!! (again)
So, I’ve officially won my second giveaway! (I’m not counting the two sweepstakes items I won from Kroger). I won this awareness charm bracelet: from Day 8 #4 of the Giveaway Experiment. Yay!
The Giveaway Experiment - Day Nine
The Postcard Killers AudioBook (3 winners). Ends 10/22. Winner will be e-mailed? I played Kroger’s Kick Off to Savings again (I’ve played once a day for 4 days. I won a Free Fuze a couple days ago). Today I won a FREE 20 oz Coke Zero! Woohoo! Each participant is limited to 2 prizes total so I’ve reached my max. There are more instant prizes to be won for all you folks, so have...
The Giveaway Experiment - Day Seven and Eight
Day 7 Blind Man’s Alley Book Giveaway. Ends 10/8. Winner will be e-mailed. (Didn’t win) Handmade Wristlet from vintage fabric. Ends 10/17. Winner will be e-mailed. (Didn’t win) Boon Inc. Bath Toys. Ends 10/11. (Didn’t win) Deceptively Delicious Cookbook. Ends 10/15. Winner will be e-mailed.(Didn’t win) Day 8 Organic Cotton Crib Sheet. Ends 10/20. Winner...
The Giveaway Experiment - Day Six
This is really more of a sweepstakes than a giveaway, but it’s a chance to win free stuff so I say it counts. Kroger’s Kick off to Savings Tons of instant win prizes. Enter everyday. I played for the first time today and I won a FREE Fuze 18 oz. drink that I can pick up next time I shop at Fry’s. Yay! I’m a winner! Bracelets. Ends 10/11. Winner announced...
The Giveaway Experiment - Day Four
What to Expect: The Toddler Years (book) at The Daddy Complex. Ends 10/10/10 at 10:10. Winner announced ? This is a fun giveaway because you get to use your poetry (haiku specifically) writing skills! (Didn’t win) $65 to spend at CSNStores.com from Your Nutritionista. Ends 10/6. Winner announced ? (Didn’t win. Okay technically I forgot to enter in time. Dumb, I know.) ...
The Giveaway Experiment - Day Three
(Oops! I thought I published this yesterday, but I guess I just saved it as a draft. My bad.) The Nutria Frog Kingdom (book) by Bayou Bennett Giveaway at Frugality is Free (US Only). Ends 10/12. Winner notified via e-mail. (Didn’t win) Green Sprouts Long Sleeved Bib Giveaway at Frugality is Free (US Only) Ends 10/20. Winner notified via e-mail. (Didn’t win) Arctic Zero Pumpkin...
So I officially won my first giveaway: “Lookin Good” needlework by Our Little Place. It’s one of the giveaways I entered on Day 2 of my Giveaway experiment. The talented crafter who made it contacted me, and she’s going to frame it and send it to me. I can’t believe there are people out there who want to make things and pay to ship them to complete strangers but...
The Giveaway Experiment - Day Two
Two $50 Gift Cards to True Value (US only) at Centsational Girl. Ends 10/4, winner announced ? (Didn’t win) “Lookin Good” Needlework by Our Little Place (There are only 3 entries here so far counting mine so send a little love if you’re interested!) Ends ? and Winner announced ? (I WON!!!!) Cosmetic Giveaway by Gloss & Gab HURRY Ends tonight at...
Here’s a short list of free stuff you can score: Free Photocards from various retailers A whole ton of free samples Free Natural Plants, Natural Landscapes Book from Wild One if you complete a short survey (Link is in the top right corner) Free Beech-Nut Baby food Starter Kit (USA Only) Free 10 Day supply of Estee Lauder liquid foundation 5 Free Cookbooks Enjoy!
The Giveaway Experiment - Day One
(Okay technically it’s Day 2, because I got a head-start yesterday but I’m counting that as bonus.) Here are the four giveaways I’m entering today: Giveaway Extravaganza at Money Saving Mom These all end October 3rd and winners are posted on Monday Oct. 4th. This chick is giving away $3000 worth of prizes. There will be thousands of entries but it’s worth a shot!...
The Giveaway Experiment
During the month of October, I’m going to enter 4 giveaways per day and see what comes of it. At the end of every day, I’ll let you know which ones I entered so that you can too! By the end of October, I will have entered 124 giveaways. I’ve never been very lucky. But odds are, I’ll win something right? I’m kicking it off today (that will give me one day off in...
Nothing New Challenge - For an entire month, my family will buy nothing new. This includes clothes, toiletries (I’ll make my own from products I have on hand), paper products, furniture, etc… It does not include food. Obviously. Dollar a Day Challenge - For an entire month, I will spend no more than $1/day per person for food. We are a 3 person family, so our food budget for the...
Saving money is my new part-time job
I used to be a part-time teacher, a part-time sales associate, a part-time box office manager, a part-time actress, a part-time costume designer, a part-time music intern, and now I’m a full-time mom. Being a stay-at-home mom is really fun and fulfilling and all that jazz, but every once in a while I feel like a mooch - like I’m not contributing enough to the family income. My husband...