Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm not cooking tonight!

Like many of us Almost Frugal Moms we do like to go out to eat.  So why not use a Restaurant gift certificate.  Your able to go out to eat and you won't feel like your busting your budget.  If you put in the promo code: Chow you will only pay $2.00 for a $25 gift certificate.  Now that's a deal.

$25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for only $10!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

BlockBuster Rentals - Kiosk codes for Free Rentals

Monday, March 15, 2010

BlockBuster Kiosk Free Rental Codes

Blockbuster Kiosks are only in select locations for now, but if you have one near, here are some free codes

GN13B2 - Rent one, get one free exp 03/15/2010

GA13A2 - Get a free one night rental exp 03/16/2010

GN13B2 - Rent one, get one free exp 03/15/2010

GA13B1 - Get a free one night rental exp 3/24/2010

GL9RA – Get a free one night rental exp 3/31/2010

CALENDAR - Get a free one night rental exp 03/31/2010

MARCH - Rent one, get one free exp 03/31/2010

OUFXMV – Get a free one night rental exp 4/17/2010

6HHQLC – Get a free one night rental exp 4/17/2010

ETKGH7 – Get a free one night rental exp 4/17/2010

ICA33W – Get a free one night rental exp 4/23/2010

VGG8U2 – Get a free one night rental exp 4/23/2010

GOLIVE - Get a free one night rental (exp unknown)

POPCORN - Rent one, get one free (exp unknown)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Saving Money at the Grocery Store

When I see a good sale I try to stock up on items I know my family will eat.  Well this week Publix was having a good sale on Pasta and Pasta Sauce and other Bogo items.  I'm posting a photo of the items I purchased this is for my friend Deborah!.

Ok, now here's what I got at publix.
1 gal milk
2 boxes Special K granola cereal
1 bag Boca Burger crumbles
2 bags Wise Cheese Doodle
2 Muir Glen Tomatoes
1 Progresso Bread Crumbs
6 Boxes Mueller's pasta Asst.
3 Cans Progresso Soups
1 Container Oikos yogurt

My total Cost before Coupons was $48.70 after all my coupons I spent $1.20 cents .  I saved a total of $47.50.

I was able to save this much because Publix will accept competitors coupons, manufacturers coupons and they have their own store coupons.  You can stack coupons at Publix.

Special K cereal - $3.99
Manu. Coupon    -<1.00>
Store Coupon       <1.00>
Compet. Coupon  <1.00>
Total Cost                  .99

Also Publix was offering a $5.00 off $30.00 so I was able to use that coupon.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles

It's time to use up those coupons that are over $1.00.  Harris Teeter is offering super doubles on coupons this week up to $1.98.  Harris Teeter will double up to 20 coupons per day after 20 coupons are taken at face value.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Need Extra Cash????

Need some extra cash?  Start cleaning out the kids closets and toy boxes. Wee trade is having their childrens consignment sale March 12 - 14.  Sellers set the prices on their items and earn 70% of the selling price.

Check out their website for more information about becoming a seller and the upcoming sale.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Decorating on the cheap

I'm always trying to find new ways to decorate my house.  Most of the time I don't want or have extra money to spend.  So I try to use things that I already have around my house that have seen better days.  My latest project has been our living room coffee table.  We've had the coffee table for over 17 years and has seen alot of action.  When we got the coffee table it was a nice square pine table.

Here's the table looking oh so nice 10 years ago.  Well after my kids used the table to color, dance on, hit golf balls from it was looking pretty darn shabby.  So I decided to paint it.  I figured if I didn't like it I could always repaint it or set fire to it.

So I painted the table red and inside square black.  Then I decided to make the inside square a checker board.  I graphed that out.and painted every other square brown.

So this is my finished checker board game table.  I still have to do some touch up and seal it with poly. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.  So basically this cost me my time since I already had all the materials.  So being frugal isn't  about doing without it's about making what you already have better.