Giveaway — 3 Months of eMeals Menu Planning Service

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Know what I love?? Tools that make my life easier. That’s why I was so excited do a trial membership of eMeals, an online menu planning service. Not only does eMeals save me a BUNCH of time, but it also saves our family money by providing accompanying shopping lists (taking advantage of weekly grocery specials) […]

Take the North “Poll” and Save 25% at MelissaAndDoug.com

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Every person who votes will automatically be entered to WIN the toy she voted for as her favorite!!! On 11/21/11 Melissa & Doug will randomly choose 1 winner from all voters who came from this blog. Only 1 entry per voter allowed. ENTER NOW BY TAKING THE NORTH “POLL” Update: This giveaway is now closed. […]

Budget-Friendly Staycation Ideas

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Has your family ever tried a staycation? They can be a great budget-friendly alternative to pricey vacations, and usually require a lot less planning. YAY for spontaneous adventures and quality family time!! Here are a few ways to make a family staycation even more special. Note: For those in the Southern Hemisphere, some ideas for […]

Thrift Store Find!!

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I still can’t get over this amazing thrift store find — a kids wooden & metal table and chair set!! It’s super sturdy and perfect for the girls’ artwork, homework, pretend tea parties, or just eating an afternoon snack!  And look! There’s room for two of their friends!! **glee** Wanna come play with us?? Yay for […]

EcoStore USA Review and Giveaway

I use many different kinds of Earth-friendly cleaning products in our household, so when EcoStore USA contacted me to do a review and giveaway I was very intrigued. EcoStore USA is an e-commerce site that sells plant-based, non-toxic household cleaning, baby, and personal care items. I chose to review the Naturally Antibacterial Spray Cleaner and […]

5 Tips to Save Money on Eating Out

Last week, Mark and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary, and we thought it would be nice to take the family out for dinner to celebrate! As a frugal freak, I’m always looking for ways to save money and cut costs. Here are some of our favorite ways to save money on eating out: Kids […]

$5 Friday — Outdoor Picnic Snack for Five Bucks

This Memorial Day weekend, I’m sure there will be lots of picnics and barbecues. For $5 Friday, I took the girls with me for a special trip to the grocery store to see how far we could stretch our $5 for an outdoor picnic snack!  Here’s what we purchased for less than $5: 1 lb. organic carrots […]

31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin Robbins

Just a reminder, or in case you did not already know, tonight is Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night from 5pm to 10pm! Take the whole family out for an inexpensive ice cream treat. A small scoop is just $0.31! More details here. Sign up for their newsletter, and you’ll know when the next one […]

Get Your FREE Sub

Quiznos is giving away coupons for a free sub to the first million people who register at http://www.millionsubs.com Go get your coupon!

Free Books!

My mother-in-law first told me about this tip, and I am so glad she shared it with me! If you are a literature junkie, be sure to check out DailyLit.com to read books for FREE via email or RSS. Lots of children’s titles are available too. It is so easy to sign up and get […]

Save Money on Electronics

One of the questions I am asked quite frequently is “How do you get the best deals on electronics?” Here are some of my favorite tips to save big bucks on that new digital camera, laptop, or other electronic purchase: Network: Let everyone know that you are in the market to buy a (insert electronic […]

Save Money on Eating Out

Go to Restaurant.com and use checkout code DINE to purchase a $25 gift certificate to your local favorite restaurants for just $2!! Certificates do not expire for a full year, so it is a good time to stock up. Offer good today only. We have used these before (and given some as gifts), and it […]

Free Stickers!

Visit the Gmail blog for some free stickers! Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope. Click here for details. These look really cute!

The Money Garden

Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? This $10 seed investment boasts that it can yield over $650 worth of vegetables on just one tenth of an acre! For more gardening tips, see my recent post Garden Planning.

Free Breakfast at Denny’s

If you watched the Super Bowl last night (and you did watch, didn’t you?), then you probably saw that Denny’s is offering a FREE Grand Slam Breakfast tomorrow (Tuesday, February 3rd) from 6 AM – 2 PM! For more information, or to find a Denny’s near you, click here.

Free Coffee and Breakfast Menu Samples at Panera Bread

Panera Bread is offering free coffee all day Wednesday, January 28th and free samples of some of their new breakfast items like the granola parfaits and grilled breakfast sandwiches! Yummy! Click here to find a Panera Bread near you. Photo by Samantha Celera

Create 6 FREE Valentine’s Day Cards

Stories by Everyone is running a special for 6 FREE Valentine’s Day Cards. You can upload a photo to personalize them — very cute! Shipping is also free. Enter code valentine at checkout. Offer expires 2/1/2009. Not valid with any other offer.

Get a Deal on Disney

Disney is now offering a package to buy 4 nights, get 3 more nights with tickets free! Plus, when you travel between 3/1 – 3/9 and 3/17- 3/29, you’ll also get a $200 Disney Gift Card. Click here for details.