Friday, December 31, 2010


100% rewards back on Avery binders at Staples 1/2-1/8

Free Kindle Books

Reader Elise tells me there is a free ap for Amazon's KINDLE reader for your computer to download.  I'm not that literate about Kindle, but if you go to and search 'free Kindle', I'm sure there are instructions.   I wanted to get this out to you in case there was interest.

Product Details

There are also free books available on Kindle.  Little Women is a free download.  There are a few others also.

Garth Brooks, Walmart Deal

Wal Mart has the Garth Brooks 6 set CD back in stock for 5.00.  Shipping to store is free or 1.97 to home.

Rain Boots

Women's Assorted Rain Boots
Women's Boots

I've been waiting for a good sale on these boots for quite a while.  They are perfect for rural living.  Target has them as their deal of the day for 17.00.  Use code: ON6LKVO9 for an extra 10% off.  Free Shipping today only.

EDIT:  I just ordered these boots using the code.  My total was reduced by 1.70.  Tax was 1.22, so the total was 16.62.

ebates has 3% cash back.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lots of Printable Coupons

 Need a coupon?  Go here for 251 coupons!


Free Chik Fillet sandwich, Arby shake and Juice.  To grab your freebies go here:

Twilight DVD

Have I got a treat for all you TWILIGHT lovers.  Go here for an 8.00 Q. for the DVD.  I'm not familiar with the series, but it looks like there is an 8.00 off deal on the new release DVD too.

Coupons on Basics

40 cent off Q on 2lb or larger Domino sugar.

and here:

Cheerios and Cocoa Puffs are included in this 1.00/2 cereal coupon (use at Tops for the 1.99 cereal sale)

Go here for .55/2 Q for any eggs

PC Thursday Coupons

Price Chopper has some great Thursday coupons.  Towne House crackers and Heluva Good cheese are 1.49


Once in a while Tops has a couple good deals.  This week they have:

Cheerios, Trix, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs 1.99

4 Double 1.00 coupons

5.00 Q off 25.00 party platter

Ronzoni pasta 2/1.00  (Great stock up price)

Oscar Mayer bacon BOGO

Tops white bread .99

7.00 Catalina at checkout with 20.00 purchase of specified P and G products
Crest toothpaste
and many more.  Information is on pages 6 and 7 of the weekly flyer

Steal Deal
Buy 20.00 of items
use 4 2x 1.00 Q (8.00)
Then use additional 1.00 Qs (let's say 3, it could be different depending on your purchases)
Receive 7.00 Catalina

Most likely scenario is paying 2.00 for 20.00 worth of products.  Do this transaction first so you can go back and use the Catalina the same day on the remainder of your shopping.

Price Chopper, CNY and Northern Pennsylvania 12/26-1/01

Charmin 18 rolls 9.99 ,1.00 Q in PG insert  .55/ roll or .50 with Q

100 oz Tide 10.98, 1.00 Q in PG insert

Puffs 100 ct 5/5.00 1.00/6 Q in PG insert

Grape tomatoes BOGO

Porterhouse or T bone steaks 5.99lb

Mama Luca meatballs,  buy 1 get 2 free

Plum Rose sliced ham BOGO

Ground chuck 2.99lb

Pink grapefruit, 5lb bag 3.99

New England coffee BOGO

Contadina crushed tomatoes or puree 1.00

Chef Boy R Dee ravioli 1.00

Pasta Roni, Rice a Roni 1.00

Hunt's snack 4 pack pudding 1.00

Prego BOGO

Mt Olive pickles 50% off

Thomas English muffins BOGO

PC seal and snap bags BOGO

Freihofer country breads BOGO

Shrimp ring BOGO

Hand Soaps at BBW

Winter Candy Apple Deep Cleansing Hand Soap - Anti-Bacterial - Bath & Body Works

Bath and Body Works has hand soaps for 2.50.  That's 4/10.00.  This weekend only.


Pumpkin Bowl

Holiday decorations are on super sale at Kohl's

ELLE DECOR Rhubarb Pillar Candles

1.99 -3.89

Home Studio Texas Flag 4'' x 6'' Frame


Simple Pleasures Gingerbread Lip Balm Gift Set


.99 cent shipping for each item

ebates has 4% cash back

Garnet Hill

This is the cutest coat I've seen in a while.  See it at Garnet Hill Just Reduced section.  In toddler and little girl sizes at 38.00.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Martha Stewart Living Daily Giveaway

The Martha Stewart Living Daily Giveaway

Grocery Shopping 101

Grocery stores are masters at merchandising.  There are nice smells when you  enter that are piped to the front of the store from the bakery.  Lots of 'sales' stocked up at end cap locations.  (the shelves that get our attention at each end of an aisle)  Here's the secrets.  old time frugalistas know these, but frugalistas in training need to be informed.

1) Eat before you go to the store.  The bakery smells won't effect you when you're full.  If this isn't possible, have a few snacks in the car so you will not be tempted by the smell of fresh bread baking.

2) If at all possible, go alone.  Bringing family will cost you an extra 10% -20%.  I'm not talking about just the kids here!

3)  Have a list and coupons ready.  Stick to the list, unless there is an unadvertised sale on stock up items.  If your kids like a certain cereal and you know you have to buy it every week, stock up when it's on sale.  I use to hide the stock so the kids didn't over eat because their little eyes saw loads of an item.  Can you imagine what 5 boxes of their favorite cereal looks like to them? 

4) Shop the perimeter of the store first.  Fruits and veggies, dairy, and other essentials are stocked around the outside of the aisles.

5) Become familiar with your store.  The less time spent in it, the less money is spent.

6)  Look on the bottom shelves and top shelves for lower prices.  The only areas the bottom shelves have higher prices is where items children are interested in are.  Like the cereal aisle has the larger boxes on the bottom shelf.  More money for the store.

7)  I have begun shopping every 2 weeks, with a goal of going once a month.  I buy milk and fresh veggies when we need them.  Here's where I can balance the cost of my time with the cost of food.  If you are a working mom, the savings are in both areas - time and money.

8) Warehouse stores have some good deals, but make sure it is really a deal.  I can get shampoo for free or close to free at a drug store that has rewards with 10 minutes of planning.  I noticed flour and basic supplies are priced well at my warehouse store and they accept coupons.

9) If the price of an item goes up drastically it is because the company thinks they can get that much.  It's a good seller.  I have been known to boycott products when I feel the company or store is getting too outrageous in pricing.  Six months later the items are 'on sale' for a year.  This tells me there are other women who are boycotting too.  It may be just me, but I don't like the feeling of being held hostage to any item or company.  I'm flexible and will find an alternative or go without.

10)  Use alternatives to sandwich meats.  Egg salad, tuna, ham salad, chicken, pb and j all make good alternatives.  Sandwich meat has lots of additives and is extremely expensive.

11)  Check the food supply at home before you go to the store, at least once a month.  Waste is high in this country and can cost hundreds of dollars every year for a family.

12)  This should have been first on the list.  Create a budget and stick to it.  After a few weeks you will be able to stay in budget.  Use a calculator in the store to check your total.

13)  I don't want to forget to mention end caps.  Most shoppers have been conditioned to think items placed on end caps are on sale.  This is not true, so check carefully before you put it in your cart.

Our budget is done on a monthly basis because I spend more one week than the other three weeks.  Any money I have left over gets put into savings, not brought into the next month.  You can put any money saved on anything that serves your family needs, like paying down debt.  It's the shopper's choice.

 Let us know what your secrets are by posting a comment below.  Other shoppers will be happy to learn from you.

Struppler's Market 12/26-01/01

Clementines (imported) 4.99

Francesco Rinaldi sauce 5/5.00

Sure Fine Lasagna noodles .88

Baby carrots, 1 lb .99

Roasting Chicken .98 lb

Green Giant boxed frozen veggies 1.00

Yoplait yogurt 2/1.00

Stroehmann Italian bread, rolls  BOGO

Sure Fine cream cheese 1.00

Crystal Farms cheeses 3/5.00


Staples has cash back on 20 pack AAA or AA  Duracell batteries, in store only.  Final price after coupons will be redeemed.  There is also a 20% coupon off in store purchases.

Go here to check it out:

WIR Steal Deals

WIR can post their deals here under the comment section.

Old Navy

You can find this cardigan at Old Navy for 9.99.,2469699,w_nav&clink=2469699

And this tee for 5.99.

ebates has 8% cash back.

Whole Living Magazine

Whole Living is 6.04 for a year.  Go here to take a peek:

Toy Story 3

Product Details

Amazon has Toy Story 3 for 9.99 or 3.99 to rent it.


Now may be the time to get holiday DVDs for next Christmas.  Polar Express is 7.99 and

Elf is selling for 8.99 at Amazon.


Taste of Home (1-year auto-renewal)

Taste of Home 1 year subscription is 7.50 at Amazon.  It's under auto renew, so if you don't want it renewed, let them know that when ordering.

Better Homes & Gardens  (1-year auto-renewal)
5.99 at Amazon


I heard through the grape vine that Kohl's will be drastically reducing merchandise tomorrow.  So save your Kohl bucks for then. 

Thanks Elise.

Use code:  TWENTY4U for 20% off any order.  Expires 1/02/11

Country Curtains

Hens & Chicks Tier Curtains

I thought these curtains were cute and cheery looking.  You can find them at Country Curtains for 9.99.  I have some CC sheers that I've had for close to 5 years.  They are well made and wash nicely.  The white is still bright, too.  Frugalitas know that quality saves money.  And when you can get quality for a great price it's so much more fun.

Bath and Body Works

Cool Citrus Basil Shower Gel - Bath & Body Works Classics - Bath & Body Works
Bath and Body Works is having their 3/10.00 stock up sale on lotions, creams, sprays, and soaps.

Get 10.00 off 40.00  here:

Expires 1/16/11

AND free travel size item with any order:

Expires 12/29

Garnet Hill

Empire Trench Coat

This is what I love about Garnet Hill.  This coat is 9.00 marked down from 138.00.  They know how to have a sale.


Catherine's is having their semi annual undies sale.  Buy 2 bras, get 2 and 3 panties, get 3.

ebates has 3% cash back

Use code: 776998791 for 10.00 off 25.00
expires 12/29

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rite Aid Sales 12/26 -1/1

A word of warning:

My P and G insert has a coupon for 3.00 off  both NyQuil AND DayQuil.  RA ad says 3.00 off one item.

Gillette Fusion razor 9.97
4.00 Q 12/26 P and G insert
5.00 up reward
Final price .97

Pampers Jumbo pack 8.88
1.50 Q ( PG insert)
1.00 up reward
Final price 6.38

Tide, Charmin and/or Bounty
Buy 20.00, get 5.00 via wellness plus
Tide 1.00 Q, PG insert
Charmin 1.00/2 Q PG insert
Bounty 1.00 Q PG

Nivea products
Buy 20.00, get 10.00 up rewards

Olay skin and bath care products Buy one Get one 1/2 off
2.00 Q PG insert

Crest 4oz - 6.2oz 2.79
1.00 up reward
1.00 Q PG insert
Final price .79

Aussie or Herbal Essence shampoo, conditioner, stylers 2/5.00
BOGO Q PG insert

I noticed most of the products in the P and G insert are featured in the RA flyer this week.

Garnet Hill

Garnet Hill Lunch Pack - Solids

Garnet Hill is having their semi annual clearence.  This lunch box is only 4.00.  Not on ebates.

Real Deals From the Women in Red

WIR ladies please share your Steal Deals right here.  I'm excited you have chosen to get on board to create a society of young frugalistas.  Thank you.

Where I get my Christmas Cash

My gift budget is made up of small 'donations' taken from even smaller areas.  Here's how I pay for gifts.

1)  My state has deposits on bottles and cans.  Although I personally don't drink sodas, I look for them on the ground where ever I go.  My son also donates his cans to me.  I didn't keep a record last year, but a mental note reveals this method contributed about 72.00 to my budget.

2) All of my change went into the budget.  This method contributed 195.00.

3) Rebates.  I usually go only for full rebates on a product.  This contributed to the bulk of the budget.  I didn't add them up last year, but I am determined to keep track of them this coming year as a way to encourage all of you to see the savings.

4)  Ebates, close to 20.00.  I started this in September.  This year I will use ebates all year.

5)  Swagbucks.  I haven't been obsessive about using swagbucks, but I will this year.  I made 35.00 in gift cards here.

6) Credit card points.  I always pay off the card at the end of the month so the points don't cost me anything.  I used 60 points on gift cards that bought 75.00.  Then I got another 50.00 restaurant GC from another card.  This coming year I'm going to see if I'm brave enough to use a card to pay my utilities to earn even more points for next year.  Not auto deduction, though.  I like control over what I'm responsible for, so I won't do auto anything, no matter what they offer me.

7) I also gave 3 magazine subscriptions through the coke rewards program. (ends in January)

Without the rebates factored in I saved 447.00 using the above methods.  I can't wait to see what the total will be with the rebates factored in in 2011.

To top it all off, I'm not as good at this as some other ladies I know.  Last year there was a lady who donated over 800.00 in groceries to a local women's shelter, all bought for free or under 1.00.  Now that's what I call powerful!

I hope you consider jumping on board with this challenge.  Let me know how you do.  Leave a comment under any post, I'll be able to pick it up.  We can share our triumphs and encourage each other to' get to getting'!

Begin the Saving Process for Next Year

I'm a bit 'spent out' and will take a rest from all of the after Christmas sales for a while.  There appears to be some good sales out there, but next month there will be better sales.  I'm waiting for the Land's End free shipping and drastic reduction sale they normally have in mid January. 

This is where I'd like to talk about the after Christmas sales.  Retailers have an inventory that needs to be reduced to make way for the spring and summer lines.  This can be a good thing for us.  It can also be a trap.  It's the traps that we have to watch out for.  I have seen retailers take advantage of after Christmas shoppers by raising prices then having a '50% off sale' that draws in hoards of shoppers.  It takes time to recognize the traps, but if you are serious about the frugal lifestyle a sixth sense begins to develop. 

I won't shop much right now, but I will keep looking.  This is a form of research for me.    I also know that around mid January retailers are itching to sell winter merchandise to make room for the new pastels of spring.  That's when I research in earnest and begin my shopping for next year.  By then I also have organized the gift budget.

To begin your adventure remember that retailers want you to charge in after Christmas and spend, the same way you did before Christmas.  Take a mental step back and relax thinking about what YOU want to do.  This is a good time to begin a cash only gift giving budget.  Begin stashing a buck here and there or five dollars at the end of the week or quarters and dimes.  It doesn't matter what you choose to do.  The end result will be you have more cash put away than what you started with.  Look at it this way:

1.00  week / 52.00

5.00 week / 260.00

10.00 week / 520.00

Chances are the small amount you put away won't be missed.  And the stress around the holidays won't be missed either because you have cash.  Cash combined with purchase know how will make your dollars worth more even when everyone is saying the dollar is worth less.

Good luck on your adventure.  I know you can do it and be thrilled with the results.

Penney's Red Zone Clearance + 20%


Carter's® 2-pc. Cardigan Set
9.99 plus additional 20%

Penney's has 32 pages of Red Zone clearance items priced at 9.99 or under.  The items include clothing and home store items.  This cute Carter's outfit can be found here:  Use code EXTRA at checkout for an additional 20% off.  Shipping and returns are free with site to store.|75127

Studio Collection 14-22" Rod

If you've priced curtain rods recently you know how expensive they are.  These rods are 9.99, down from 50.00 each.  use the code EXTRA for an additional 20% discount.

ebates has 3% cash back

Monday, December 27, 2010

Internet Down In My Area.

I'm posting as fast as I can because they have been working on our Internet for 4 days, calling it an outage.  It's suppose to be back on in full force tonight.  I'll see you all tonight.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hallelujah Chorus -Quinhagak, Alaska,Sent to me by Donna Freedman, Author of Surviving and Thriving Blog


Esquire Magazine is 8.00 at  A great last minute gift for a special man on your list.  You can print out the confirmation and put it in a stocking.

ebates has 26% cash back today.

Merry Christmas

My family will be arriving tonight to celebrate the Christmas season with me.  It will be such a special treat for me- the gift of the season.  I briefly mentioned that I lost my husband this summer and my children lost their father.  He left this earth and now watches over us.  His passing was relatively sudden, but we did have 32 days to say we loved him.  I had 40 years with a man who was all about his family.  Whenever his name is mentioned by anyone who knew him the words that always followed were, " He's such a good guy."  Oh yes he is.  I know he will be here.  It won't be the same as in the past, when we could see him and touch him, but I know he will be sitting around the table laughing with us.  He didn't laugh often, but when he did it was infectious.

We all know Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.  We say it and we believe it.  This year I have been gifted with a knowledge beyond this fact.  Something else we hear all the time,  that Jesus Christ loves and protects us.  This year is different because for the first time in my life I can actually feel that love and protection.  It's in my very soul.  He can be nothing less than pure love because He is the God of all good creation.  It is impossible for Him to be anything else but love, kindness and truth.  He is these things and more, every day of the year.

He cares about every detail of each of our lives.  So when you are saying your prayers today, tell Him you love Him and thank Him for what you do have.  He would be very excited to hear from you.  He would consider the conversation a birthday gift and return the gift with many blessings.

Through the Returning King I wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas season and a fruitful New Year.

Toys R Us

ToysRUs is open 24 hours a day until Christmas Eve.  I didn't a time they do close on 12/24 though.

Leap Frog toys are 50% off and Crayola toys are B1G1 1/2 off.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Little Pony Playset

Amazon has the My Little Pony Mermaid playset for 14.99

Woman's Day 7.95 Plus 51% cash back Steal Deal!

Woman's Day is 7.95 at with 51% cash back from ebates.  Go to ebates first and choose the 'bools and magazines' tab on the left.  Click on and it will take you to the site.  Many magazines are on sale there today.

Ebates Special Offer

Ebates has 51% cash back for today.

Garth Brooks, Walmart Deal

Garth Brooks box set is 5.00 at WalMart.  It's out of stock online, but if you call your local store, you may be able to snag this deal.

CROCS sale

A product thumbnail of Starfish

Crocs deal of the day includes these cute girl's crocs for 9.99.  They are B1G1 1/2 off.  Two pair will cost under 15.00.  Use code: FABULOUS10 for an additional discount.  I think the discount is 10%.  There are other styles on sale as well, even a couple women's styles.  Shipping is free, but they will arrive after Christmas.,default,sc.html?intid=upsell4_dotd_101201

Starbuck's Vanilla or Cinnamon Coffee

Product Details

Use code:  FUSIONC5 to get 5.00 off of a 2 pack of Starbuck's vanilla or cinnamon coffee that is selling for 13.00 at Amazon.  That's 4.00 a bag.  Steal Deal if you are a Starbuck's fan.


Sears has a combination Hedger Trimmer on sale for 39.99, regular 70.00.  You can order online and pick up at a store near you until 12/24 at 3 PM.

Mario Wii

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for Nintendo Wii -  Sega - Toys"R"Us
Mario Wii ganes are 10.00 off at ToysRUs.

Wii Games, 15.00 off

Disney Pixar's Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales for Nintendo Wii -  Disney Interactive - Toys"R"Us

Select Wii games are 15.00 of at ToysRUs

Unclaimed Baggage Center

I read about the unclaimed baggage depot in Scottsboro, Alabama.  I thought it was interesting.

Food Lion, For My Virginia Readers 12/22 -12/24

FL Jumbo shrimp BOGO

Clementines 4.99 5lb box

Ocean Spray cranberry sauce BOGO

2 lt Coke products .99

Ritz crackers BOGO

Ruffles chips BOGO

Edy's ice cream BOGO

Mrs Smith pies BOGO

BC cake mix BOGO

FL yams 40oz can 2/4.00

Mt Olive pickles BOGO

Dole pineapple or Mandarin oranges 1.00

Buy 2 Florida's Natural OJ (2/5.00) and get free eggs

Bird's Eye Steam Fresh veggies BOGO

Buy one Edward's Pie and get 3.50 off Mrs Smith's pie.

Steal Deal  Purchase the Edward's pie in first transaction, then go back for the BOGO mrs Smith's pies and use 3.50 coupon on these.  SEE STORE FOR DETAILS first

Purdue roasting chickens .99 lb

10.00 Yankee Candle Code

10.00 off 25.00 order at Yankee candles and accessories. Use code XF907W1.  It looks like you have to go through to get the discount.  It doesn't look like you have to join swagbucks to get the deal.  Or you can try using the code without going to swagbucks first.

Also there is free shipping on 100.00 orders, but most shipping is only 5.00 anyway.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cocktail Sauce Recipe

This is so simple you may never buy cocktail sauce pre made again.

1/2 C ketchup
2 T horseradish

Mix together.  Taste to see if you want it hotter!  Sometimes I add a dash of lemon juice just to mix it up a bit.  Great with cold shrimp.

Price Chopper, CNY and Northern Pennsylvania 12/19-12/25

Cook's spiral ham 1.79 lb

Cabot brick cheese 2.00 (8oz)

Cooked shrimp ring BOGO

Prima Familia meatballs BOGO

Artichokes 1.00 each

T Marzetti dips or dressing BOGO (20.00 each)

5 lb onions 2.99

Freihofer Italian or split top bread BOGO

Barilla pasta 1.00

Furmano crushed or whole tomatoes 1.00 (stock up item)

Capt Crunch BOGO

Life cereal BOGO

Lay's chips BOGO

Wise cheese doodles BOGO

Triscuit or Wheat Thins 2/4.00

Pillsbury Quick Bread 3/5.00

Nestle morsels 2.00

Gold Metal flour 2.00

Mrs Smith's pies BOGO

Bird's Eye Steam Fresh 1.00

Dannon Fruit on the Bottom yogurt 10/6.00 (.60 each)

5.00 catalina coupon at register with purchase of 5 Central Market items

Arm and Hammer laundry soap  BOGO

Aveeno Coupon

There's a 1.00 coupon for Aveeno's baby line here:

Remember there's also a 10.00 up reward at RA this week for Aveeno. See Sunday's RA post.

Amazon Free Downloads

I'll Be Home For Christmas, BarlowGirl

Amazon has a free Christmas music download until and including 12/25.  It looks like any download from the past can be still used.  Go here for a jolly mood maker.!nRjIall-?ie=UTF8&docId=1000453281&pf_rd_p=441937801&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0WBBPN8115QHXVBGR3X3

Prevention Magazine

One year of Prevention magazine is 5.00 at

Struppler's Market 12/19 - 12/25

IMPORTED Clementines 4.98 (these are the ones from Spain, oh so good)

Cool Whip BOGO

Ronzoni pasta 1.00

BC brownie mix 1.00

Sure Fine boneless whole ham 1.88 lb

Sure Fine cream cheese 1.00

Meadowbrook heavy cream or 1/2 and 1/2 .99

Sure Fine yogurt 2/1.00

Stroehmann Ranch bread or split top wheat or rolls BOGO (5 1lb loaves) 

Rhodes frozen bread 3.99, 5 1lb loaves GREAT buy

value pack 80% ground beef 2.38lb

Heluva Good dips 4/5.00 or 1.25 each

Lay's chips BOGO

celery 1.28

white potatoes, 5lb bags 2/4.00

Monday, December 20, 2010

Leap Frog

Ages 12-36 Months
You can find this deal at the Leap Frog site.  Free shipping, ends today.  Use code: WINTER20 to get an additional 20% off your order.  I placed an order from the clearance section and this code worked for me.
ebates has 3% cash back

More Garnet Hill

Roll-Back Denim Shorts

What a deal!  Go to Garnet Hill to find these shorts for 9.00, marked down from 58.00. GH has excellent quality items that last years.  If you're a quality kind of girl, head over to snatch these up.

Garnet Hill

Canvas Sun Visor - Little Girls & Girls

These cute sun visor hats are at Garnet Hill for 2.00.

They also have women's flip flops for 4.00.

I guess it's time to soak up the values and prepare for a frugal summer.

Parents Magazine

Parent's magazine is 5.97 here:

Hanna Andersson

Click to zoom

If your ready to get a jump start on the kiddos spring and summer wardrobe, Hanna Anderson has this organic cotton  tank top for 8.00.  It's available in blue, pink, and white. 

I have ordered from Hanna before and the organic cotton is soft, oh so soft.

ebates has 2.5% cash back


Parenting, The School Years is 9.98 for 11 issues at

Catherine Online 12/20/10

You might want to check out Catherine's online for 40% off site wide.  Some exclusions apply.  Find these under "some exlusions apply".  Free shipping on 50.00.  Sale ends at 11:59 tonight 12/20/10.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Swagbucks and Angie's

If you go through swagbucks to get to my blog type in Angie's Frugal House (just like this) to get swagbucks.  I got them 2x today.

Photo Paper

Staples has Kodak premium 4 x 6 photo paper (100/ pack) for 13.99 with a 12.99 easy rebate.

Final Price 1.00 (limit 2)

Also at Staples has HP everyday 8.5 x 11 photo paper, 50 pack for 9.99 with a 8.99 easy rebate.

Final cost 1.00 (limit 2)

In store only


Staples is offering 100% cash back in the form of Staples rewards on Duracell AAA or AA batteries. (12.99)  In store only.


$1.50 OFF
1.50/2  coupon for Dove chocolate here:

Also you can find 1.00/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta  or .75 off Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta
Save $1.00
.55 off one Bridgford frozen dough

SAVE $.55

I used zip code 23322

Rite Aid 12/18-12/25

Russell Stover, Reese's or Peeps Single Serve Candy  Regular Retail 88c - 99c<br />price with wellness+ card

Peeps, Reeses, Russell Stover stocking stuffers  2/1.00

All Sonicare Toothbrushes or Refill Head SINGLE CHECK REBATE AVAILABLE ON SELECT SONICARE TOOTHBRUSHES, See in-store Single Check Rebates Directory for details. Single Check Rebate Offer requires sign up at or by mail.<br />price with wellness+ card

25% off of Sonic care toothbrushes and rebate on select models.  Don't forget the manufacturer's rebate and 10.00 coupon in last week's SS insert

Seasonal Assorted Fleece Throw 50" x 60"<br />price with wellness+ card

50x60 Fleece throws 1.77

Men's or Women's Slippers<br />price with wellness+ card
Men's or Women's slippers, 50% off

Kids Coloring and Activity Books Selection may vary by store<br />price with wellness+ card

Coloring and activity books BOGO

Hot Wheels Limit 4 Selection may vary by store<br />price with wellness+ card
Hot Wheels 2/1.00 limit 4

Games 25% off and 2.00 up reward

$10 +UP REWARD WHEN YOU BUY $30 Aveeno Skin, Bath, Baby and Hair Care (excludes First Aid Products)<br />price with wellness+ card

Aveeno skin care items (first aid not included)
10.00 up reward with 30.00 purchase

Roc skin care items 10.00 up reward with 30.00 purchase

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I'd like to say how thankful my friends, family and I are for the men and women who are selflessly serving in the military this special time of the year.  Our prayers go out to you.  Thank you and Merry Christmas to all.

Are Women The Strength of A Nation?

Schedules and errands.  Work and dropping the kids at daycare.  Dinner and laundry.  Falling into bed after a quick shower.  The task  list for a woman is endless. 

My husband's grandmother would often say a man's work is 9 to 5, but a woman's work is never done.  I didn't quite get it then, but I figured it out a couple years later.  Women are care givers and nurturers by nature.  You only have to look at a mama cat who has kittens or a dog with a brood of puppies.  The offspring are nurtured to grow strong and healthy by the mother.  It's mom who also teaches manners and limits.

Of course human nurturing takes quite a bit longer, but the concept is the same.

Women are an extremely important piece of the big picture.  Being a woman can seem to be a thankless job and a tiresome one at times, but the power we hold to mold a nation is beyond the power of any government.

Let me explain.  Any nation is made up of small family units.  Alone the unit has little power.  Banned together, kind of like a union, the power of families is insurmountable.  Every time a child is fed well or helped with homework, disciplined with love,  or any of the small tasks that are completed each day, the power of the nation grows stronger.  Every time we console someone with an open heart that act of kindness builds strength in the unseen foundation.  Combine all of the acts of kindness and strength in a day and the foundation of a nation grows stronger with each passing moment.

For me the most important thing I do is start my day with a quick prayer.  I hand over all of the mistakes I know I'll make and ask for peace in the hearts of mankind.  I offer everything I do as prayer for someone who needs it.  Then I move forward.  I wash dishes and do laundry.  I do my blog and grocery shop.  I do all of the tasks any other woman does.  Sometimes I get angry or sad.  Sometimes I say the wrong thing to someone.   These things are looked at as negative.  But if even these mistakes are offered as prayer, we learn from them and someone somewhere benefits from them.

If we raise our families with love in our hearts, the outcome will be well worth it.  When we put our families above ourselves, the return on the investment can't be measured.  They will always love us despite our mistakes and learn to be strong, yet loving and kind adults.  These are the components of a strong nation.  These are the things we are called to do.

I would be interested in hearing what you think  benefits your family and others.  Leave a comment in the section below.

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