Monday, November 30, 2009

Magazine deals! Best price I've ever seen for Entertainment Weekly

I LOVE that magazine!

Check out all the other mags, cosmopoiltan, real simple... some HOT deals! Perfect for the holidays!

Let us know if you find other magazine deals!

Also if you are on facebook, feel free to look me up since I do tend to post a lot of fast deals there instead of on this blog because they go so quickly I don't want people to come here after a day or so and miss that deal. Plus, facebook is so easy to use and I love it.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

GREAT movie deal for Fireproof! $9 Thanksgiving day only!

Everyone I know who has seen this movie says it has saved or changed their marriage for the better.
This is a movie worth owning, I can promise you that.
Buy this for yourself, for your friends, for your adult kids, for your neighbor, for your church.
This is a great deal on a movie that will do you good.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bountiful Baskets: A fruit and veggie coop worth your money!

I just did this today and posted on my other blog. I'm feeling a bit sleepy due to kids who think waking up at 6am on a Saturday is a groovy plan, so sorry, you'll have to click the link to read about it:


The long and short of it is that this is an amazing deal, quality food and worth the money. I am a huge fan right now!
Do yourself a cheap and healthy favor and check this out.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Black Friday Tips if you like online shopping

I LOVE Black Friday!

But, I refuse to go out shopping because (as my cousin said to me and I find it hilarious that she and I think the same thing) I am little and I could get squished pretty easy. I may be an ankle biter, but in a mob setting that does NOT work in one's favor.

So, I shop at home.

Here are some tactics I have used with much success. I can't guarantee they will work for you, but it is worth a shot.

  1. I Christmas shop in advance! Silly people! However, I do leave a bit of money for this time of year. Still, I do a lot ahead of time. If you haven't done that, don't despair... take this time to shop in advance for birthdays next year. Then at birthday time you will Christmas shop and thereby ease yourself into the shopping ahead thing.
  2. I make a spreadsheet so I know where I stand. Right  now my middle child is DONE. No matter what the deal, he is finished. But my daughter... I am in trouble there! So spreadsheet reminds me who has what so far and where my holes in the list are. Plus I track the money that way.
  3. I go to sites like and I read their deal lists. I also skim the online deals forum at pinching your pennies daily. Watch the sites, get a feel for what is coming.
  4. I compromise. I pick the stores I'm going to buy from and I make back up plans for other stores. I know I won't get it all. If I get everything from store 1 (and I usually do) I quit right there and forget the rest. If not I move until I hit my quotas. My kids don't need EXACTLY what they want, seriously.
  5. I start shopping about 6am Thanksgiving. A TON of the stores have their Black Friday deals up that early. So watch. And... be warned, sometimes they "unsale" them during the day so buy when you see the deal, this is not the time to deliberate.
  6. For the rest that don't start until FRIDAY... I get them up on my computer and I wait. Come 10pm mountain time I start checking prices as they often roll over at that time. I keep watching until they are live (up and running) and then I order. I went to bed around 2am last year and I bought a ton of stuff (mostly for other peoples' lists).
  7. I don't get my heart set on anything. If I get it, great if not... oh well.

Now, for those you MUST have that gift... I suggest pulling an all nighter. Try for online first and if you don't get it, hit the store. Which is insane. But, that is your call.

I plan to be dozing come 5am myself. But have fun!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bountiful Baskets

Produce coop.
Looks like a great deal.

Location in Idaho Falls

Check it out here:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Foodsaver accesory deal. 48 hour sale

Okay, I just got this email.
This is on sale for $42.99.
Put it in your cart.
It will be $12.99.

I personally can handle that price!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pie and Ice Cream Deal... HOT!!!

This will work through Thursday of THIS week.

And I would RUN because it is awesome.

Do this exactly:

Grab 10 Breyers ice cream (from the free pie deal--- as an associate if you need clarification)
Grab 10 Sara Lee pies, must be apple, pumpkin or cherry I believe.

You will get a $15 off on your next order catalina. That will make each pie and ice cram $.67!

This deal is amazing! Call a friend and go halfsies and go NOW!

(Check the time of this post and if it has been too many hours call the store to make sure they have stock, seriously.)

Please, Broadway Albertsons tipped me off to the deal, so hit them first and give them the love they deserve!

Quit reading already! Where are your keys! RUUUUUUUUN!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Coupon group starting up again

Okay, okay.

I have heard more than a few of you say you would like to be able to come to a coupon group again, so lets start it up again for a bit since November has fantastic deals that are typically great to learn on.

My house (email for directions)
Wednesday (I know different, but that is because the lists are slower to show up now)
10-11am (and I will kick you out at 11 because I have a ton going on on Wednesdays and I need to stay on schedule, sorry)

Bring the weekly lists (smith and albies)
If you don't know how to get the list, don't worry we will teach you
Bring pen and paper
You can bring kids IF they are not sick (I am really uptight about this) and in return if my kids are sick I won't put your kids in germs way
You can bring coupons to swap or give away, but you don't have to

There you go. See you Wednesday.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cheap T Mobile prepay phone!

$19.99 plus $25 worth of minutes.
Great for those of you resisting cell phones (which I say is insanity, but this comes from a lady who cloth diapers joyfully, to to each their own), here is a great way to have one in the car "just in case".


Great link for ideas for DIY Christmas

I loved all these links so check it out!


HOT DEAL on Halo Sleep Sacks!

These are fantastic for babies!

$2.99 plus $5 shipping! Buy a handful at that price!

Black Friday is coming...

Tell me you have a small stockpile of money waiting!

Okay, here is the site I signed up for to get the Black Friday ads emailed to me as they come out:

I love this site.

Now, we are going to start prepping for Black Friday NOW.

Make your wish list (know that not all of it will happen though)

Make your budget list (I always make a "highest price" notation by items so I know my limit)
Get 2-3 friends together and swap lists

You are going to start taking a few minutes a day... set a limit and stick to it (like 30) and you are going to troll the deal websites you know of for these items on all 3 lists.

If you see an item on a list at the right price, call the right person and forward them the link OR (and this is what I do) order it for them with their permission and they will pay you immediately.

This will get you "trained" for Thanksgiving morning-cyber Monday. And believe me, a lot of hot deals will be coming at that time so discipline yourself (KEEP that budget! NO debt! Nothing is worth the debt!).

Okay, get ready! I LOVE this time of year!

PS. While you are at it, maybe look a few months ahead and work on birthdays and other gift giving holidays.

Refer to my Christmas article too (it is on the sidebar) even if you are just starting, you can used some of the information.

Speaking engagement tonight

I know that I've really slowed down on these and turned a lot of groups down lately and I am sorry for that. It has been a zoo here as I am involved with my PTO, organizing an international conference for next summer, teaching piano, voice and choir and I'm selling my other business (but still running it in the meantime).

I am settling into my schedule a bit and will be available to speak more often soon.

In the meantime, I took on one speaking engagement tonight in Idaho Falls. If you want info, you are welcome to email me for the details. I am covering a lot of fun frugality topics and I think it will be a hoot!

Monday, November 2, 2009

CHEAP glasses for Christmas! Run!

Okay, I just got the email about this, yay!

It is buy 1 get 1 free again!

My husband and I have glasses from this site and we adore them!

You can do sunglasses too (if you are like me and would rather always wear glasses.

Anyhow, get on it!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Albertsons spend $30 get $15 back on next order this week!

My favorite deals so far (prices after coupons or the $15)

Green Giant canned veggies: $.40
Viva towels (w/coupon): $.40 for a big roll
Progresso broth (w/coupon): $.25
Skippy pb and Ragu pasta sauck (w/coupon): $.50ish

Also cheap Betty Crocker cake, cookie pouches, frosting, cheapChex mix, cheap GM cereal... I would tell you more but my baby is going to have a meltdown so I have to dash!

Start getting ready for a great week!

(ps. it is cheap turkey and pie month...)