Congrats To The $100 Gift Card Give Away!

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After e-mailing several winners someone finally e-mailed me back!

Congratulations Zhavon Malone- who selected a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Happy spending and thanks to all who entered- it was fun to celebrate the blog’s 5th birthday!

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My 5th Anniversary Just Flew By (So I Want To Give You Something)

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It’s 1:30 in the morning on September 4th.

I just realized that I never did a “it’s my blogiversary” post on September 1st.

September 1st 2009 I started this website.  I was in between semesters in graduate school and I don’t handle down time well.  I had been couponing for about six months (to pay for the previously mentioned graduate school) and my family had gotten sick of me talking about deals all the time.

I figured I would start the website, help a few people and give myself something to do.

I had no idea what I was getting into.

Five years later it’s a full time job.  When I was getting my Masters in Organizational Leadership this is not at all what I pictured myself doing with it.  I figured I would be a VP at some company, carrying a briefcase and wearing a suit.

Instead I get to meet you guys and hope that what I do can make a difference in you achieving your goals.  To give you more time with your family.  To retire earlier.  Whatever it is that you want saving money can be a part of making that happen.

I also started a new website on September 1, 2014.  It’s not ready to roll out yet but when it is, you guys will be the first to know.

In the mean time I want to give you guys the chance to win something because you are amazing.  I’ve got a $100 for you and I will let you pick the store (or restaurant)- as long as I can get to it (via internet or in person).

Wanna win?

You can enter up to 4 times:

1.  Leave a comment telling me what you like about “A Frugal Chick”.

2- “Like” A Frugal Chick on Facebook.  Leave a second comment letting me know you do!

3- Follow A Frugal Chick on Twitter.  Leave a third comment letting me know you do!

4- Subscribe to A Frugal Chick’s e-mail newsletter.  Leave a fourth comment letting me know you do!

Each comment will count as an entry!  On September 18th the computer will randomly pick a winner.  They will be e-mailed and have 24 hours to respond.  If not a new winner will be selected.

Good luck!

 

 

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Wanna Win Something 9/17

Feeling lucky?

Enter one of the give aways below:

Mission Giveaway uSell Win TWO $50 Amazon Gift Cards – ends 9/20

Mission Giveaway AlternaVites Kids Win Prize Pack to keep and share – ends 9/20

Chuggington Rocky Ridge Action Playset and DVD Giveaway – ends 10/1

Abe’s Market $100 Prize Pack Giveaway – ends 9/23

Magnum Exotics Coffees Giveaway – ends 9/23

Yiva Naturals $100 Prize – ends 9/30

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Wanna Win Something? 8/20

Feeling lucky?

Enter one of these give aways below:

All You Magazine Back to School Issue Giveaway (4 winners) ends 8/25

$100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway! Ends 8/29

MadameDeals Media Tea’s Tea Event: Win Prize Pack and Trip to Australia – ends 8/20

WIN Up to $1000 for Electric Bills: CurrentChoice Sweepstakes – ends 8/31

The Callback Experts Giveaway Win $100 Cash with Basic Resume Package – ends 8/26

2 Winners will win Puritan’s Pride Prize Pack – ends 8/26

Fancy Nancy Table and Chair Set – ends 8/26

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Wanna Win Something 8/13

Be sure to enter my give away for the Whole Foods Gift Card!

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Wanna Win Something 8/6

Feeling lucky?

Be sure to enter one of the give aways below:

Win $100 GC ThePrincessDress.com – ends 8/8/13

ZLZ.com $100 Gift Card Giveaway – ends 8/12/13

Madame Deals Media Groupizo Giveaway: Win a Customized Product – ends 8/17

Lincoln Logs Redfield Ranch Set Giveaway ends 8/9

Moms Must Haves Prize Pack $800 Value (3 blogs)

$50 Walmart Gift Card- 2 winners

$100 Walmart Gift Card

$150 Cash

$140 Fisher Price Snuga Bear Swing

$50 Walmart GC 4 winners

The China Study Vegan Cookbook

Microwave Chip Maker

Fit For a Princess Prize Pack

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FREE Sandwich coupons from HoneyBaked Ham ends 8/12


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Budget-Friendly Summer Side Dishes and A Whole Foods Giveaway!

It’s that time of the year – pool parties, cookouts, outside birthday parties, family picnics, grilling out with friends, and more. We are invited to different gatherings on almost a regular basis and with each new invite comes a new creative side dish we must shop for, cook, and bring to the party. It’s nice to see family and friends, but we also have to plan accordingly.

I recently met with Maria at Whole Foods again, and as always, the store was alive with activity. When we started chatting, she began thumbing through their local flyer which contained an array of easy summer recipes to make on a budget. What I really love about my visits to Whole Foods is that Maria always thinks about what recipes our readers will really love.

All of her suggestions blew me away. Here are some of our top favorite summer entertaining ideas on a budget, including a few unique pasta sides and a fun chocolate dessert!

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Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes & “Hidden” Zucchini – (estimated $3.05/serving) Serves 4

*This recipe is unique because you roast the tomatoes and then actually grate the zucchini and squash into the pasta. The tomatoes soak up the sea salt, EVOO and basil flavors, and the zucchini and squash blend right into the pasta. Guests will appreciate the extra serving of veggies you secretly added to make this a delicious side dish!

  • 6 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil, divided
  • 1/2 pound whole wheat fusilli
  • 2 zucchini or yellow squash, grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange tomatoes on a large parchment-lined sheet tray, cut-sides up. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Scatter 2 tablespoons Parmesan and 2 tablespoons basil evenly over top. Roast until juicy and bubbling, about 20 minutes; set aside.Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add fusilli and cook until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add zucchini, lemon juice, remaining 6 tablespoons Parmesan and 2 tablespoons basil. Toss to combine. Divide pasta among four plates, top with tomatoes and serve.

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