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Happy Birthday A Frugal Chick!

by Laura September 1, 2011 Simple Steps

Today my blog turns two!  I had no idea two years ago when I hit that “publish” button what would happen!

Thanks so much for being on this journey with me and helping me learn so much about saving money and helping others!  I have loved almost every minute of teaching classes, working with the media [...]

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Why I Am Furious About Extreme Couponing Season 2

by Laura August 31, 2011 Simple Steps

Season 2 of Extreme Couponing begins September 28th.  And the trailers have me angry already.  The show hasn’t even started yet and I am angry.

The woman in the first episode prides herself on being a “shelf clearer.”  She walks into a store and clears out the entire stock of the item she wants.  In one [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun- Cheese Pizza Edition

by Laura August 31, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Momondealz bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal!

September 5th is Cheese Pizza Day (not national pizza day) so I couldn’t let a day honoring my favorite food pass by without having some fun with it-plus, pizza has lots of educational activities! I picked a simple but fun activity [...]

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Top 5 Frugal Things To Prepare For Irene

by Laura August 25, 2011 Simple Steps

So it looks like MANY of my readers will be affected by the storm coming this weekend!  Here are some frugal things you can do to help prepare for the storm:

1.  Head to the library.  Grab books for everyone in the family.  You can also grab books on arts & crafts, games or anything else [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun- Labor Day Puppets

by Laura August 24, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Mom on Dealz brings you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal.

With Labor Day quickly approaching, I thought it’s a perfect time to teach your child about community workers and discuss that people work to make money (a Virginia Standard of Learning for kindergarten).

August 26th is also National Dog Day so [...]

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Harris Teeter Coupon Meet & Class

by Laura August 23, 2011 Simple Steps

Last month the Harris Teeter on Virginia Beach Blvd (in Virginia Beach, VA) hosted a coupon class taught by A Frugal Chick, Momondealz, and The Coupon Challenge. I have great news for you! We have teamed up with Harris Teeter to now offer this class again!

We also are changing [...]

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Locals: Frugal Fun Weekend Activities 8/19

by Laura August 19, 2011 Simple Steps

Charlotte from My Active Child has provided another great list of local activities for this weekend!

Friday ~ August 19, 2011
 
10am-2pm- 5th Annual Field of Friends Community Day for Children ages 5-15 at 429 Thorncliff Drive Newport News VA (757) 369-3105
 
10:30am- Summer Friday Films for Children at Chrysler Museum of Art 245 West Olney [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun- National Aviation Day

by Laura August 17, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Mom on Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, frugal, and educational! I know we just did a rocket craft a couple of weeks ago, but since National Aviation Day is the 19th, I couldn’t let the day pass without doing a craft related to it!

Paper Towel Roll Airplane

Materials:

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My Menu This Week

by Laura August 17, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week (in a perfect world) I sit down and plan a few meals I will be cooking over the next seven days.  Remember I live alone so one dish may last me three or four meals. 

Each week I base my choice of meals off of what I already have in my kitchen.  This way [...]

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September Coupon Class Dates Available

by Laura August 15, 2011 Simple Steps

Are you interested in hosting a coupon class in your home, church, community center  or back yard gazebo?  I would love to come and teach one for you!

The classes takes between two and two and a half hours and cover the following topics:

Sources for Coupons
Coupon Organization
Coupon Policies
Shopping Preparation
Drug Store Deals
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