PhotobucketWhy Be Frugal?

I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]


Monday, June 28, 2010

Dollar General Coupon Matchups!

Nicole, at, has started doing Dollar General Deals!

Nicole finds current coupons and matches those coupons up with the weekly sale items at the Dollar General to maximize your savings! Thanks Nicole!

Thanks also to High Class Living on a Middle Class Budget for sharing so many great money-saving tips!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cellfire eCoupons updated!

Cellfire has a BIG new list of eCoupons to add to your grocery card here. If you just add them all, everytime they release new ones, you don't have to worry about it.
$1.00 when you buy any 2 Kellogg Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops and Frosted Mini Wheats Cereals.
(Only at Kroger, King Soopers, Dillions, Fry's, Smith's)

Save $.55 when you buy any 5oz or larger Season-All product.
(Safeway Only)

Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE package of 8-Count Colombia, 8-Count Italian, or 7-Count Italian Decaf Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew.
(Safeway Only)

Save $.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers®, Fruit Roll-Ups® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz® Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars or Fiber One® 90 Calorie Chewy Bars.

Save $0.50 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Save $.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes.

Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Trix® cereal.

Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal.

Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Lucky Charms® cereal.

Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie.

Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Fiber One® Yogurt Multipacks

Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BOX Wheaties Fuel cereal

Save $1 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters

ShopRite Only:
SR® Special Special Edition Flatbread $.50
Save $0.50 off toward the purchase of one ShopRite® Special Edition Flatbread
SR® Organic Salsa 16 oz Save $.50
Save $0.50 off toward the purchase of one ShopRite® Organic Salsa
SR® 1/8 Sheet Decorated Cake 20oz Save $3
Save $3 off toward the purchase of one ShopRite® 1/8 Sheet Decorated Cake 20oz.
*Savings hint: print out your list of saved coupons right from Cellfire, so you have it handy to match to your weekly grocery sales ad.

Thanks so much to Lea Ann at Mommy's Wish List for this great information! New to eCoupons? Go here to read her comprehensive post on what they are, how they work, and where you can use 'em. If you already know all that hooey, click here to go straight to the load 'em page.
Load Cellfire coupons on your grocery card for these stores:
Baker's, Carrs, City Market, Dillons, Dominick's, Fry's, Genuardi's, Gerbes, Giant Eagle, Hilander, JayC, King Soopers, Kroger, Owen's, Pavilions, Pay Less, QFC, Ralphs, Randall's, Safeway, Scott's, Shop N Save, Shop Rite, Smith's, Tom Thumb, Vons

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Free men's apparel - just in time for Father's Day!

Here's a great deal for CVS shoppers: Today (Sunday) you can snag a $50 Sears Gift Card at CVS and get a $10 ECB back.

Take that $50 gift card and buy $50 worth of Men's clothes submit for the $50 Sears "Come Back Cash" (we told you about HERE) it's like getting $50 worth of clothes for FREE and make $10!!!

Now through June 20th Sears is offering $50 in "Come Back Cash" when you spend $50 or more on Men's apparel. Go HERE for the rebate form and more information!

Program Details:

Receive $50 in Come Back Cash by mail, redeemable for men’s apparel when you purchase $50 or more of any combination of men’s apparel, with transactions dated 6/11/10-6/20/10.

Mail in rebate must be postmarked by 7/20/2010. Limit 1 per household. Not valid with any other promotional offer. Reward Cash Expires 10/29/10. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts (including associate discount). Come Back Cash valid only on men apparel and excludes LandsEnd Merchandise.

Thanks, Saving Addiction!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I am officially IN LOVE! with SpringPad!

Who couldn’t use a little more organization?! This site I just learned about from Brandie at Free Sample Freak named SpringPad is awesome!

At the site you can take a recipe that you like from ANY website, blog, etc. and save it in your SpringPad! You can even edit ingredients, add notes, videos, etc. for your recipes.

Once you add the recipes you like, you can tell SpringPad to generate an ingredient list - and you can check off which ingredients (including quantity/amount) to your shopping list!

Being a total skeptic when something sounds just too good to be true, I tried it out using this recipe from Kraft foods that will allow me to use up some of the seemingly massive amount of shredded cheese I've accumulated lately (and sound like something yummy my family will enjoy).

Yep, you can cut and paste the url for any recipe you find on line and it will capture the entire recipe. (You can also type in your own favorites from your own collection.) You can arrange them any way you want to.

You can also keep track of foods/recipes you'd like to try, wines you have on hand or are interested in learning more about, businesses (like local restaurants, service stations, etc.) AND a contact list including phone numbers, addresses, emails, blogs, etc.

Also, if you have a phone with apps, you can get a FREE app from SpringPad and check out your recipes, contact's phone numbers or addresses or the name of that wine you've been wanting to try on your cell while you are shopping!

SpringPad even has a button you can add to your browser bar so you can automatically add information to your SpringPad.

I can't wait to try this out!! All my information in one place! Hmmm, now I'll have to ask for an iPhone for my birthday so I can be completely connected to my info, wherever I am!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Michaels 70% off sale plus Father's day crafts

Build-a-Book by Klutz®
FREE Make-It Take-It

Saturday, June 5


Father's Day Camo Frame
Make-It Take-It

Free With the purchase of a frame.
Saturday, June 12

Need some other Father's Day Project Ideas? Click HERE. Need some Summer Fun projects to keep the kids busy this summer? Check out these Summer Fun Projects.

Locate a Michael's near you HERE.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Celebrate National Donut Day June 4!

Buzz on over to my column, Richmond Frugal Family to read about National Doughnut Day on June 4, 2010!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Enter to win - 100 Days of Sunshine:-)

Play the Bic Soleil 100 Days of Sunshine Instant Win Game daily for your chance to win some great prizes! Each time you play the Instant Win Game you are also earning a chance to win a Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport 2-seater! There are several different ways you can earn even more entries per day! Check it out and let me know if you are a winner!

Game ends August 8, 2010. (Thanks, Brandie at Free Sample Freak)