In the past, I’ve posted about Dollar Tree deals, thrifted treasures and raising a family within a budget. We have built our home on these bargains and for the most part I am proud of that. However, there came a time when shopping was more than just a fun pastime for me. In my last post, I talked about how shopping became an addiction. In fact, spending,
I like to call Target “the store with the $50 cover charge.” You can walk in there intending to buy toilet paper and walk out with a new outfit, several new lipsticks, and a grill (it was on clearance!). Target’s team of marketing geniuses have figured out how to make us part with our money while at the same time making us feel like we’re
We all love a bargain. So who in their right mind would choose one of those expensive $50+ backpacks from the sporting goods store when you can get one for about $15 at stores like Walmart and Target? Who would pay that kind of cash when you can get a backpack with the latest copyrighted characters for under $10 at some of the bargain stores?
July is National Blueberry Month. What better way to celebrate than with some fun, creative recipes that go beyond the standard blueberry muffins, blueberry pie, blueberry scones, etc. Whether you pick ’em yourself or buy them fresh or frozen, blueberries are the bomb. Not only are they delicious, but they are packed with antioxidants, fiber and Vitamin C. We’ve gone ahead and hand-picked some creative blueberry recipes
Our kids have never known a life without cell phones. It seems everyone has one, and kids are getting them at younger and younger ages. While being able to keep in touch with your kids is invaluable, there are drawbacks as well. Smartphones, their monthly fees and many accessories are expensive. And by giving your child a phone, you’re not just giving them a way to
Want to celebrate Shark Week without having to take a bite out of your wallet? We’ve got some fin-tastic suggestions to help your week go swimmingly! From shark-themed gifts to food ideas to activities, we’ve got ideas you’ve just got to sea. 7 ideas for Shark Week that will hook you in. 1. 7-11’s Exclusive Shark-Themed Treats. Cool down with a jawsome blue raspberry Slurpee in a fishbowl-shaped cup or a molded cup
Smartphones are expensive – or at least my bills are, with a family of four and more than a handful of electronic devices. So when I accidentally cracked my iPhone screen, I decided to skip the pricey Apple Store repair and opt for the mall “we fix it” screen repair kiosk. The price was nearly half and guaranteed! What could go wrong? When a “bargain” is
It’s that time of year again, when you feel yourself overheating. You hit the Starbucks drive-through, get yourself a Refresher and a cake-pop… and somehow it’s cost you more than five dollars. Well, hang on to your cash this summer as you put our Starbucks drink recipes to work for you. 6 Starbucks Summer Drink Recipes 1. Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher. Love this drink – but
Fast food is easy and cheap, especially when you opt for the Dollar Menu items. But what of the cost to your health – never mind your waistline? Personally, I don’t eat fast food. I don’t eat red meat and don’t crave what McDonald’s and Burger King are selling. However… I do find myself occasionally with a hankering for a Wendy’s Frosty. Mmm… chocolatey goodness.
Recently, my daughter’s school declared that parents are no longer allowed to bring in the typical birthday party treats: cupcakes, donuts, or birthday cake. This left me with the challenge of finding healthy, yet fun alternatives. I really wanted to come up with something creative – yet easy and affordable – to make her school birthday celebration special. Here are some of the ideas I
My birthday isn’t for another few weeks, but I’ve already started celebrating with the free birthday coupons I’ve been receiving by email. Just last week, I got a free FroYo at Menchies (a $5 value)! Last year, I did a post on birthday freebies but since then have learned of SO many others, so I’m passing on my updated list to you. Here are 203
The television industry has been slow to adapt to the digital revolution. Three long years ago, Americans were already spending more time consuming digital media than watching the tube and that hasn’t changed. It’s not that we’re watching less television or even consuming network TV on our tablets, but rather that more of us are choosing Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime and even networks’ own streaming
Fitbits are all the rage now – you can buy them at your local Costco, and Walmart sells them for as low as $69.00. Higher priced models go for over $200. Fans of the Fitbit have said it’s made them “addicted to exercise.” But if your goal is to lose weight, does the Fitbit really work? Is it worth its price? This is my Fitbit experience.
Have you discovered Jet? Over the holidays I made my first purchase there: a Furby doll for my kids. I have come to deeply regret that purchase – the doll never.shuts.up and it has no off button (really!). But at least I know I got the best deal on it. The base price at Jet was cheaper than anywhere else, plus I had a coupon code, which
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ways your kids can express their love for their grandmothers… or maybe even you! We’ve found some easy, frugal DIY ideas for handmade items that are fun to make and won’t cost you a small fortune at the craft store. 6 DIY Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts