Get a small free coffee or tea at Borders until the 21st using this coupon! You do need to have a Borders card to use it, but it’s a free card!
Chlorox is giving away two free downloadable Winnie the Pooh Stories! They are called “House at Pooh Corner” and “The Original Story of Winnie The Pooh”. Just click here and enter the code NAPTIME!
This Saturday, February 20th from 10 am to 3 pm you can get a free Pretzel at Aunt Annie’s. I HIGHLY recommend the Cinnamon/Sugar Pretzel. Check out all the details here!
Join the Dairy Queen Blizzard Fan Club and get a B1G1 Free Blizzard coupon!
One of my favorite childhood memories is my dad taking me down to the local service station to let me play Pac Man and eat lemonheads! So I am so excited to be able to get a free sample!
Harris Teeter is doing Super Double Coupons! This means any coupon up to $1.98 on face value will be doubled! For example- a coupon for $1.25 off a product will be worth $2.50. You can use up to 20 coupons a day (you need a VIC card) and three of the same coupon (for one item each).
Below I have posted a list of the best scenarios for Harris Teeter deals on the web. As I find more, I will add them. Happy Hunting!
I will post more stores as they become available!
Use Oil of Olay products? They are offering a $15.00 rebate on Facial Moisturizers, Facial Treatments, Facial Cleansers, Hand and Body Lotions, Body Washes and bar soap. Check out all the info here!
This is the fifth article in a series of 7. I don’t normally write about the finance books that I read, but George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon” has some really sound financial principles that I want to pass along. It’s a tiny little book, only 140 pages and since it’s older you should be able to pick it up at your library or on Paperback swap if you want to read it yourself.
“The Richest Man in Babylon” is the story of Arkad, a man who started out as a simple peasant and has now become extremely wealthy. From his castle the king of Babylon sees the poor in his country continue to suffer as they mismanage their resources. He asks Arkad to teach the citizens the secrets to achieving financial security.
The lessons Arkad teaches them he calls the “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse”. While they are not revolutionary, their simplicity makes them very valuable information.
Cure #5: Make of Thy Dwelling a Profitable Investment (A Frugal Chick’s Translation: Don’t Have More House than You Can Handle)
This is one point where Arkad and I have a small difference of opinion. Arkad’s advice is to quit paying rent and start paying a mortgage. Then pay your mortgage off as quickly as possible.
For a large percentage of the population, I agree with this whole heartedly. When I was ready to move out of my parent’s house I asked my father to go apartment hunting with me. He told me he wouldn’t go look at apartments but he would go with me if I would consider buying instead of renting. I bought the first place we looked at. Years later, I still live in that little condo and it’s the best decision I ever made. And it has increased in value, giving me a nice nest egg if I ever need to move.
However, I live in a navy area where the average stay is about 3 years. Some homeowners can lose money by staying in a house only three years. Also there are many cities in this country where being a homeowner is only for the extremely wealthy. In that case, renting is ideal. Plus the additional costs of being a homeowner (insurance, maintenance, taxes etc) do not always make it the most economical situation.
I do agree with Arkad on one point though- be realistic about your housing. If your house or apartment is too big, why not consider downsizing to something more reasonable?
Check out all the details here, on Deal Seeking Mom!
Remember if you don’t need it, your local homeless shelter or other non-profits in the area could certainly use it!
Click here to sign up for a free sample of Tide with Febreze Freshness, plus a $1 coupon!
I have seen several commercials for these and they look really cute! Now through March 14th you can stop into your local Hallmark store and pick up a free card from the kids collection, while supplies last. They have nine different designs to pick from and you don’t have to purchase anything else. You can preview them all here.
I get asked all the time about how to buy organic groceries cheaply. Here are some great websites where you can either print or request organic coupons:
I had no idea Targets even had Portrait Studios in them. But they have some great coupons, including a free 8 X 10. Take careful note of these coupons though- they are only good certain days of the week.
Target has several scenarios this week for getting great deals on Scrubbing Bubbles! Check out all the info from Tara on Deal Seeking Mom!
Coupons.com has some great new printable coupons including:
There are many, many more. Check them all out here!
If you have a sore back, neck or shoulders these Bodi Heat disposable heating pads can be a life saver. Click here for a free sample!
Thanks so much for coming by to check out my website! Here are the things we talked about this morning!
3756 Virginia Beach Blvd
10% off for Frugal Chick readers all month!
Proctor and Gamble- Spend $50 get $100 coupon book!
Thanks so much for stopping by. The easiest way to keep up with the deals is to become my friend on facebook! Every time I post a new opportunity I will send out a notification. If it’s a product you use, you can check it out!
Giving a beautifully wrapped gift and meaningful card can make a great impression. It can also get extremely expensive. Between the card, tissue and wrapping paper, gift bags and ribbon you can go broke before you even consider the cost of the gift itself!
Personally I would rather get someone a nice gift and not go broke wrapping it. Those of us who live in Hampton Roads have a little known gem available to help off set this cost.
On Virginia Beach Blvd in the Birchwood Shopping Center there is a store called “the 39er.” I have been going there for almost three years because of their amazing prices on cards, wrapping paper and party supplies!
ALL of the greeting cards in the store are $.39 and include a lot of the same brand names you see in big stores. The roll of wrapping paper I looked at today was $.89 and so was the package of tissue paper. Gift bags (depending on size) usually run in that same price range. They also have packs of invitations for parties or thank you notes- most are right around $1!
In addition they have party supplies. Valentines, St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, birthdays, poker nights, graduation… just about everything you can think of! They have streamers, tablecloths, cups and napkins available in tons of colors and prints at HUGELY discounted prices- most even cheaper than your local dollar store.
Also, for organizations (teachers, churches etc.) they can order items in large quantities and get them even cheaper! Need to throw a banquet? Check them out to cut way back on your decorating costs! Doing a unit in school with a special theme? You can get everything you need from “the 39er.”
And just to get the ball rolling the owner, Sam, has two great deals for www.afrugalchick.com readers:
1- Print this post and get 10% off your entire purchase (excluding cards) during the month of February! That’s an even better discount on some otherwise expensive items.
2- I get to give away two 50% off coupons! You can go to the store and get 50% off your entire purchase (excluding cards and some party supplies- Sam can let you know when you get there) up to $25.00. So that’s $50.00 worth of stuff! Imagine the possibilities!
If you are interested in winning one of the coupons it’s very simple to enter. Just leave a comment and tell me what you would use it for! I will use a random number generator to select the winning posts on Friday morning, February 19th. Then I will drop you an e-mail for your address and snail mail you the coupon.
Even if you don’t win, make sure to go check them out at 3756 Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach or give them a call at 757-498-1334!