Showing posts with label FRUGAL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FRUGAL. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

7-eleven free large size coffee, latte or cappuchino 6-10am 9/28/12 only national coffee day! last year it was medium, this year it's a large! find your nearest 7-eleven

Thursday, August 11, 2011

curtain deals!

Along with the many renovations we have to do in our new house, there is 1 thing that must be purchased before we move in. Curtains! In my search for curtains I realized how costly curtains can get. Lucky for me I know where the deals are. My fav place, JCP had tons of curtains on clearance for ............... $4.97 a panel. What a steal!!! I have 10 areas to cover with curtains some single windows, some are double and 2 areas with 3 large windows.

For 30 items,
Total cost before savings: $1170.05
I paid $160.17
Total savings: $1009.88

What a deal! Next up, curatin rods!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


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Sunday, October 17, 2010


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A great way to get good deals on your hotel accommodations is through
They have this name your own price option where you can choose the area you want the hotel to be and the price you to pay. You can select the area based on the area map provided, landmarks or streets addresses. Also, you can choose how many stars you want your hotel to be. If a hotel accepts your price you, then you are all set. I have never paid more then $50 for a hotel. My stays are usually at nice hotels like 4 points, Marriott, etc... I have never had this happen, but if you choose a price that is too low, you will be informed that no one accepted your price.

Things you need to know:
You have to give your credit card information. If they accept your price you are in a binding contract and will be charged for the days/rooms you requested. There is an insurance that you can pay extra for in case you have to change the dates or cancel in the future. If you add days later, you may not guarantee the same place.

To start naming you own price for your next vacation go here!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Yesterday I posted how pictures of a bouquet I made. Just as a reminder here is the picture:

I wanted to share how easy it is to make your own bouquet.

Step 1: Decided on the flowers and ribbon you want to use in your bouquet. I used Cala lilies and I forget what the green long leaves were called.

Step 2: Soak flowers in water with plant food until ready to use. (You do cut off a little of the bottom so it soaks in the plant food and water)

Step 3: Cut down the flowers to the height of your choice. I wanted the flower to hang past the part the bride holds.

Step 4: Arrange the flowers the way you want them to look.

Step 5: Secure the flowers in place. I used rubber bands to hold the flowers in place until I went around it with floral tape. You can skip this step if you choose to.

Step 6: Floral tape the area you want to put the ribbon around.

Step 7: Start wrapping your ribbon the design pattern of choice. ( I used non-wired fabric ribbon, however you can use wired ribbon if you prefer.) I did a simple tight spiral pattern.

Step 8: Secure the ribbon with floral pins/ straight pins. I used white pearl pins to go with the theme. I decided to do a straight line down of white pearls. (When you put the pins in, make they go upwards in a way that won't poke the bride when she holds the flowers.

Step 9: Spray the flowers with hair spray so they won't wilt before the pictures. Our flowers suffered a little but in my defense we had an 8 hour drive with those flowers

It may seem like a lot of work, but it really isn't.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Show Barnes and Noble which ebook your reading a get a free coffee.
For details go here

thanks cheap by choice for the heads up

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free Sweet Tea at Popeyes

I don't think I have ever seen popeyes do a free giveaway.

6/12 - Free Sweet Tea at Popeyes

June 12th Get a free fresh brewed cane sweet tea at Popeyes - 22oz. drink

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Free eBook version of How To Be Invisible

Free eBook version of How To Be Invisible ($16.49 on AMZN)

Apparently a lot of people have said this is a great read. It is how to protect yourself from identity theft. You can go to the site below and read the whole book online.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Free Pack of 5 React Gum - Facebook

Free Pack of 5 React Gum - Facebook

click the left side of the screen, connect it with facebook and watch the video and you’ll get the form.

Free Pack of 5 React Gum - Facebook

Free Pack of 5 React Gum - Facebook

click the left side of the screen, connect it with facebook and watch the video and you’ll get the form.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Here is a few cool sites on how to make your own purse. Check it out!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Safeway (B&M) CPN for FREE Reusable Bag

Safeway (B&M) CPN for FREE Reusable Bag

Go to the link below and print out your coupon for a free reusable bag

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Free too-faced mascara

Too Faced Mascara - free at Sephora inside JCPenney

Get a free deluxe samle of Too faced lash injection pinpoint mascara at sephora inside JCPenney store.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lancome Juicy Tubes Giveaway at Nordstrom

Seventeen Mag: Lancome Juicy Tubes Giveaway at Nordstrom 3/9/10-4/12/10 WSL. Females ages 13-

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LANCÔME JUICY TUBES GIVEAWAY (April 2010 Issue): Beginning March 9, 2010, bring the April 2010 cover of Seventeen or a printout of the home page to any participating Nordstrom store to receive a full-size Lancôme Juicy Tubes lip gloss (approximate retail value: $18). Eight thousand (8,000) will be given away. One per person. Giveaway ends April 12, 2010, or while supplies last. Once all lip glosses are distributed, there will be no substitute product given away.

Read more:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Sponsored by Hearst Communications, Inc. Must be female, between the ages of 13 and 29, and a legal resident of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Canada. Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec Province, and where prohibited by law, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

skin care

amiyrah from 4 hats and frugal post this a while back and I wanted to share this.

This is from the March issue of "LiveRight with Shop Rite," a monthly magazine that my grocery store puts out.

You know how much I love frugal ways to stay beautiful, so when I ran across this, I knew I had to share. Even if this isn't your "deal," these would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts. Take a peek at your local beauty supply store and find cute little jars to put them in.

Normal Skin: Mix 1 cup oatmeal, cornmeal, or wheat germ with 1 teaspoon light oil, such as almond or sunflower, in a blender or food processor until a coarse paste forms. Massage into damp skin, and rinse.

Dry/Sensitive Skin:
Mix 1 tablespoon superfine Baker's Sugar or baking soda and 1 tablespoon canola oil into a paste. Rub into skin for 30 to 60 seconds. Remove with a warm, wet washcloth.

Oily Skin: Grind the peels from 2 to 3 oranges in a food processor and mix with an equal amount of cream of wheat, ground oatmeal, or cornmeal. Massage into damp skin, and rinse with cool water.

Aging Skin:
Finely grind 2 to 3 almonds(or walnuts) into a food processor. Add 1 teaspoon honey and enough drops of milk to create a thick paste. Rub into damp skin, and rinse with warm water.

Body Scrub: Mix 2 tablespoons granulated salt or sugar with 2 tablespoons light oil. Massage mixture into skin from the neck down before bathing.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010


During the month of Feb, I got a bunch of freebies, including:

- 4 tickets to Brooklyn's finest (value $40.00)
- 2 tickets to She's out of my league (value $20.00)
- 2 tickets to see Happy Tears (value $20.00)
- 2 tickets to see whatever movie I want (value $20.00)
- free freshwater pearl bracelet from Helzberg Diamond (Value $50.00)
- Soothing Aqua Therapy (bath salt) (value $28.50)
- hip huggers (value $9.50)
- 3-piece sample pack of Color Conserve Shampoo, Conditioner and Strengthening Treatment
- Aveda hair wax sample
- Aveda hair balm sample
- Box of zero sugar sweetner (value $3.99)
- Coupon for free golden double stuffed cookies (value $4.19)
- free sample of seacret body butter

Total Value: $196.18

Monday, March 1, 2010

Free Texas Tornado Key Chain

Texas Tornado Hockey Club
is giving away free key chains! We always appriciate our fans. We are glad that we can send you small gifts absolutely free. This give away is supported by our sponsors and we are thankful to them.
Have fun with our little gift.

Go to

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Here is a site that has many tutorials on how to make all kinds of cool things including pillows, reusable bags, lunchboxes and so much more.

Check it out:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

green cleaning 27 uses

I found this great article on ways to reuse clothing at:

I'm finding that I've got a lot of winter clothes that are too worn-out to keep, and Spring Cleaning is approaching. But I always found the idea of throwing clothes away -- even worn-out clothes -- kind of sad. Spring is supposed to be about, you know, life and birth and re-birth.

With that in mind, I've compiled a hefty list of reuses for old clothes.

1. 5 Reuses For Old Mittens

Say you lost a mitten. Or there's a hole in one. Or your dog ate one. Planet Green offers ways to give your mittens new lives as drawstring bags, dusters and hoodie pockets -- which is saving two articles of clothing for the price of one!

And then there's this clever idea:

Get a drill, a punch or an awl and a nylon cord. Drill a hole in the bottom of your ice scraper. Thread the cord through. Attach the cord to the mitten. The scraper is now attached to the mitten. You will never find yourself without a mitten when you need one.
Check it out here.

2. 5 Reuses For Old Belts

Bust a belt over the holidays? No problem. Planet Green also has five uses for old belts, including the very utilitarian organizer belt:

Slide some S-hooks into the belt holes and glue a strong magnet to a portion of the back of the belt, then attach it to a wall or the bottom edge of a whiteboard or a bulletin board with screws for an industrial look. Use small, powerful magnets to secure messages and notes to the front and hang keys, scarves or other small items from the hooks.
Story continues below The other uses are much more artsy, so read up.

3. 13 Crafty Reuses For Clothes Of All Kinds

Wikihow suggests 13 ideas for all kinds of worn-out clothes -- make a quilt, a dog bed, use cut-up blouses as wrapping for green gifts. It's all pretty creative. My favorite? Dressing up a gift of cheap wine:

Take old silk or rayon shirts and cut a square of fabric approximately twelve inches by twelve inches. Place a wine bottle in the center. Fold the bottom corner up. Roll the bottle in the fabric, tie the top with ribbon to secure, and insert dried flowers or gift tag in the pocket the folded corner has created. You now have a last-minute hostess gift (and people might not notice the wine inside is just two-buck Chuck).
4. 6 Reuses For Old Socks

Everybody loses socks in the wash, so why not find new uses for the orphaned remaining socks -- or even for a sock with a hole worn in the toe or heel? Dusters, puppets, packaging -- Planet Green also recommends using socks as shoe-savers:

I know you're used to the socks being on the inside of your shoes, but they can work on the outside too. Cover shoes when storing them or stuffing them into your suitcase. The sock covers will keep shoes from becoming dusty or your other packed items from becoming dirty.
And best of all, you can make a hacky sack out of an old sock:

1. Get sock.
2. Cut sock in half.
3. Get rice or pinto beans or other biodegradable, loose-fill item.
4. Fill bottom half of sock with beans or whatever.
5. Sew sock closed.
6. You now have a hacky sack.
What to do with the remainder? You can make a wrist warmer or a drink cozy out of it.

5. Make Mittens Out Of An Old Sweater

Not that I'm speaking from personal experience, but sometimes somebody absent-mindedly puts a sweater in the wash and it comes out as a different size. What do to? Make mittens!

And what to do when the mittens wear out? See above!

6. 7 Reuses For Jeans And T-Shirts

Ah, the staples. Everybody has these pieces of clothing, and honestly everybody's heard of most of these reuses -- shorts, skirt, etc. But here's a really clever one that's still good for winter use. I have a perfect candidates for it:

Old Shirt Use #2: Rice Bag Warmer. Cut off the sleeve of an old flannel shirt, fill with long grain white rice and sew up the ends. This will make a nice rice warmer for your back after a hard day's work, or your feet on a cold winter night. Just heat in the microwave for a few minutes.
7. OK, Give Up And Recycle Your Old Clothes

And look. Maybe you're rushed. Maybe you're not that crafty. Or maybe you just get more psychic satisfaction from getting things out of your house. If that's the case, be sure to recycle your clothes.

But instead of throwing it into the dumpster, there are a few companies out there that will recycle their product once you are done wearing it. Some of these items get turned into new clothing while some of them will get turned into playground equipment.