Thursday, December 11, 2008


I think I may have finally been swayed to shop at Walgreens! I heard that they had a $10 off coupon for the 2009 Entertainment book, and for spending $25 you receive $5 in RR(Register Reward-a coupon for next time)

So I paid $20, the book was $30, and received 5RR and the book has over $18,000 worth of coupons! Not a bad deal at all! This was part of WAGS 4-day sale.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Thrifty Mama

Crystal, an awesome VERY thrifty mama has one of the greatest blogs! She has just reached 100 followers and counting. Her blog, the has so much to offer. She gives scenarios for CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target and several grocery stores in the South. She also links to freebies/samples, has awesome giveaways and she is super helpful. Her blog really has a great variety of thriftyness for everyone! (Did I make up a new word?)

So check it out and tell her I sent you!

Thrifty Holiday fun with kids!

I have had a few friends tell me that they are short on cash around the holidays and cannot afford to do fun things with their kids. I have a few ideas that hopefully will make the holidays memorable for your kids:

*My girls love to bake, so we often bake from scratch and have treats to enjoy! You can even make cookies to put in tins or for gifts for teachers. One thing I love is fudge and it is super easy!

1 Can sweetened condensed milk
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips

Just heat in a pan until they are melted, continually stirring. You can add in nuts, raisins, candy, dried fruit etc. Then you put in a greased pan in the fridge or you can use cookie cutters as a mold(put wax paper over a cookie sheet and fill cookie cutters, have kids decorate and the refridgerate)

*Making homemade ornaments/crafts. I have so many craft supplies and scrapbooking things I could open my own store. This year we have decided to let the kids make their own ornaments for the tree. I even told my daughter that she could invite a friend over to help!

*Family movie or game night: We do this often with our girls and they usually choose a movie they have already seen. We get in our pj's, make popcorn, and cuddle on the floor with blankets and pillows! Great family bonding time!

*Look around your community for free/cheap things to do. My daughters school recently sent a flier home from the local library for a free holiday craft night! You can bet we will be there!

Leave me your favorite thrifty thing to do with the kids!

A few of my finds this week

A few things I've stumbled upon this week:

*I was shopping at Michaels for craft things for the kids and my CRT, printed out a 40% coupon to be used Dec 7th-13th on any one item. I think I'll use it on the Crayola marker set that is 19.99. My daughters will love that from Santa.

*Since I am in love with my new Keurig coffee pot, Big Y has the Green Mountain or Caribou coffee K-cups on sale for 5.99. I had a bunch of 1.50 coupons, so I paid 4.49 a box, not a bad deal!

*Target: Watch your mailbox, for $10 off $100 purchase! This came in handy when I was buying some stocking stuffers and gifts for the in laws and my mom!