Tuesday, June 28, 2011

For my OCD - I mean organized friends!

If you like labeling & organizing (everything!) like I do,
this is a great deal on customized stickers!
All you pay is a small shipping fee.

I've ordered from this company MANY times over the years
and the products are always great quality!

I label just about anything that doesn't move in my house -
craft bins, kitchen canisters, tool boxes, desk drawers, you name it.
I no longer label my kids' clothes since... well, they are 23, 20, and 18 and I figure they can keep up with them on their own now. ;)

These stickers are AWESOME for labeling camping gear, toys that travel to friend's houses, sports equipment, electronics, and of course -
all Mom's goodies that she needs to keep track of, as well.

Use the 2" x 3" stickers for all sorts of things - Use them to coordinate your home-office, label boxes, organize your pantry and more.

The 3.43" x 1.93" size make great labels and name tags,
perfect for school supplies and overnight bags.

And did I mention they are SUPER CUTE???

Take a look and pick out your favorite design/s and only pay shipping!
The only problem you'll have is deciding which ones you like best!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

11 Frugal Tips to save you big bucks!

11 Frugal Living Tips That Can Save You LOT$ !

Did you know…?

1. Rotisserie Chickens at the grocery store are half price after 7:30, so it’s the perfect time to stock-up, chop-up & freeze! (Reidsville folks, just leave me some please!)

2. Mix your mouthwash with peroxide (50/50) for an inexpensive teeth whitening rinse!

4. Add 1 cup of white vinegar to your load of laundry along with your regular detergent to brighten colors & whiten whites without bleach (ie. Disgusting chemicals!). I promise, they won’t smell like vinegar…they’ll smell fresh and clean!

5. Add ½ cup of white vinegar during the rinse cycle for reducing static cling and softening without making your towels less absorbent (which happens with regular fabric softeners) Can you tell I’m all about the white vinegar & cleaning? :)

6. E-bates - This is likely the easiest way to save money! Whenever you’re shopping on line, search for your store through the E-bates site, make your purchase and earn cash back!

Last week I got over 50% back (over $23!) on an already discounted magazine subscription for my husband for Father’s Day! Ebates really does seem to good to be true, but they are simply sharing a portion of the commission they receive from the retailers for sending them customers. Click here to sign up.

7. Slow Down, Save Gas – Driving 65 m.p.h. uses 15% more gas than driving 55 m.p.h…that’s like paying 40¢ more per gallon! Not to mention saving on speeding ticket charges and increases in insurance when you get one. (which I will admit I – I got one last year – ouch) :(

8. Save on Prescriptions Avoid medications known as “Combo Pills.” These medications combine more than one medication into a single pill. For example, Lotrel is a blood pressure combo pill that costs $70 a month (generic). However, if you get a prescription for each component, you’ll save a huge amount of money. The 30-day prescriptions of the two elements that make up Lotreal – Amlodipine and Benazepril – are only $6 each – saving $64 a month!

Ask your doctor if your prescriptions are for these “combo pills”, and if so ask him/her to write a script for the components instead. Then ask your pharmacy if any of your prescriptions are on their Discounted Generics List – which costs only $4.00 at most stores!

9. Affordable Travel – Have a friend that lives out of town/state? Say, at the beach or in the mountains? Organize a house-swap instead of paying for a hotel or cabin when you go on vacation! Coordinate your vacation schedules and let them use your place, and you use theirs. Even if neither of you live in a touristy area, a getaway from the everyday is always nice now & then.

10. Fix it yourself before calling the pros! The internet is an amazing resource, and there’s a video tutorial out there that will teach you just about anything! Want to save money by fixing your own toilet…want to recover an old chair instead of putting it on the curb? There’s a You Tube video for that and just about anything else you can think of learning!

11. Repurpose finding a new use for something old! Have an old frame? Spray paint it in your color of choice, Get a cheap piece of corkboard or whiteboard (which you may already have at home, as well and if not you can get at Dollar Tree for a buck), cut it to fit. You just saved $10 or more at a store by making your own, personalize corkboard with style! Use leftover buttons or scraps of ribbon/fabric to add even more pizzazz! Last year, I repurposed a coffee canister into a cute clothes pin holder that hangs on my clothesline – you can see how I did it here.

Have any more UNCOMMON frugal tips? Leave a comment & share your ideas!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

7 FREE Blockbuster Express rental codes!

FREE 1 night DVD rentals!

These codes are valid through 6/24/11 and can be used once per credit card.

When you go to rent your movie/s, click on "Enter Promo Code" at checkout and get 1 night FREE!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

5 Blockbuster Express rentals for 2 bucks!

The Groupon deal for $2 for 5 Blockbuster Express rentals

is back!

Stock up and you’ll be set for those “Mooom, I’m boooored.” days sure to come this summer! Limit one per person, but you can buy gifts – say…for your husband and/or kids.

Once you log-in or sign up (if you’re not a Groupon member already)

go to the Albany/Capital Region deals in the drop-down box

or come back to this email and click here:Albany/Capital Region

There are now Blockbuster Express kiosks at most Food Lion stores.

Codes don’t expire until 5/1/13,

so you’ll have plenty of time to use them!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HUGE cash back on Magazines - TODAY ONLY!

Today only

Get eBates Daily Double & receive

51% cash back

on the already discounted magazines at magazines.com!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Daily Deals site! Ten bucks free when you register!

$10 credit when you register!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A new friend!

I had the GREAT pleasure of speaking by phone with none other than Madame Samm of Stash Manicure this morning! I have been such a fan of Stash since I first started quilting and ran across this wonderful site. If you haven't visited, and you need some new inspiration, information, tutorials, and SUPER GREAT patterns - check out Stash Manicure and subscribe for daily updates and ideas. You won't regret it!

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

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