What to do with unused printable coupons?

February 13, 2015 2:47 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Tip Resourcerepurpose paperDo you have printable that were never used?  What do you do with the 3/4 of a page that is left blank at the bottom of your printable coupons?

I lay 20 pages together, staple the 4 corners and cut the pages into quarters to make notepads.  Nice and easy! This is a great way to recycle and re-purpose paper.  What do you do with your unused printable coupons? Or do you have an idea for re-purposing an item in the house and want to share?


Have you heard of Recyclebank?  It is a great way to pledge to recycle and earn points for free gift cards and high value coupons.  Check out Recyclebank.


Top 5 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expressions

February 13, 2015 2:43 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Frugal Valentine’s Love Expressions

5 Free Ways to Express Love! Valentine’s Day does not have to be expensive to show your love nor do you have to buy something to make the people you love feel special.   Here are my top 5 Frugal Valentines Love Expressions. Can you add to the list?  Do share in the comments your ideas.

  • #1 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

A Note of Love, uniquely – use a red dry erase marker to leave a love note on the bathroom mirror or the rear-view mirror in the car!  You can always do this in lipstick too, but that is a lot of work to clean up!!

  • #2 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

Pepperoni Love – Make pizza and using pepperoni (or pineapple or your fav topping) spell out words of love.

  • #3 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

Dessert Expression-  Express yourself with a chocolate syrup love note on a plate with a scoop of ice cream.  Or warm up Strawberry Jelly in a microwave squeeze bottle and while it’s warm write your note.

  • #4 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

Bold Pillow Notes – Go on the wild side and write your plans when the lights go down (other than falling asleep fast) and leave it on the pillow to be found (and you don’t even have to buy anything special to wear)! Be explicit and see what happens!    P.S. you might want to hide this one from the kids!

  • #5 Frugal Valentine’s Day Love Expression

    Pillow Praises (if the Pillow Note of Love is too bold) – leave a note with 3 reasons why you are in love with them today!  And you can do this for the kids too.

BONUS Idea to Express your Love:   Find your wedding photo or a picture from long ago and frame it.  Using a dry erase marker or sticky note, leave 3 reasons why you loved them on that day the photo was taken AND 3 reasons why you are more in love with them today!

Do the same for the kids!!  Get a baby picture and share your thoughts of love for them when they were first born and now you thoughts of why you love them even more!

I am sure you have even better ideas to add to this list, DO SHARE!  But go ahead, do something fun and frugal but by all means — do something!  :-)


How To Quit Smoking Ideas

February 13, 2015 10:14 am

by Jennifer Freeman


Quit Smoking


Quit Smoking

This is the time many people are breaking their New Year’s Resolutions.  I am going to encourage you if you on  one who make a plan to quit smoking to keep going! There are many people who have resolved to quit smoking.  It got me thinking about what are some helpful tips to help kick the smoking habit.  My dad struggled with smoking for years and tried many times to quit smoking.  Seeing his struggle makes me sensitive to just how difficult of a task it can be to quit smoking.   I found a cool article written by Dr. Drew Pinsky and he had some great tips on how to quit smoking.

10 Tips to Quit Smoking

1.  Remember, it’s not easy to quit smoking.  But it is absolutely possible!!
2.  Why are you quitting smoking?  Write it down, and look at it everyday.
3.  Get assistance with a product like Nicorette.
4.  Consider triggers and temptations that bring on an urge to smoke. Try to remove those triggers.
5.  Smoking is an addiction, and you will need help quitting smoking.  Enlist the help of family or friends.
8.  Decide how to manage and deal with potential weight gain.
9.  There are free support groups and you can find a list on www.nicorette.com
10. Take quitting smoking one day at a time.

A friend of the family, when he decided to quit smoking he replaced smoking with gum chewing.  This was very impressionable for me because I was about 10 and when he came to the house in his hand was a box – a full box – of Bubble Yum Gum! Oh those bright pink packages. He chewed the gum and it worked to keep him from smoking.  There was no Nicorette gum around in those days, but it is today!!

Get the $15 off 1 Nicoderm CQ coupon.

How to Quit Smoking


California Pizza Kitchen Coupon 2015

January 5, 2015 10:53 am

by Jennifer Freeman

california pizza kitchen couponCalifornia Pizza Kitchen 2015

Print the latest from Coupons.com for this California Pizza Kitchen $1 off Coupon.  Search under “foods” category section to quickly locate the coupon.

Crispy Thin crust is my favorite, what’s your favorite pizza crust?


What’s Best To Buy In January?

January 5, 2015 10:07 am

by Jennifer Freeman

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What’s Best To Buy In January?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items? Wonder whats on clearance by month?   I have compiled a list of  “when is it best to buy” type items.  This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically.  And one of my big strategies is buy when the best price presents itself.  My What’s Best To Buy series will give you the guideline.

Every month has seasonal hot items: End of season clearance, prime purchase timing and peak season produce/groceries at the best pricing. When you learn what items are at optimal pricing each month, you will begin to save your hard earned money by planning purchases around seasonal deals.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

So, What’s Best To Buy In January?

National Oatmeal Month: Quaker product sales.  Stack with coupons for additional discounts.  See the coupon links at the bottom of the page.

Diet Food sales including: Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs, etc.

Diet Food Books & Magazine deals & Discounts:  Including Free Ebooks & Recipes, Several places for diet & food magazine deals – Here, Here, and Here.

Super Bowl Sunday: sales on Pepsi, Coke, chips, dips, cheese, sandwich items, crackers, snacks, wings, etc.

Vitamins & Health items are on sale (and not again until June), including cold medicines.

Look for annual January white sales for: bargains on sheets, bed covers, pillows and pillow cases.

The arrivals of new model TVs, fitness gear, digital cameras and furniture also means you can take advantage of department stores’ unloading their old inventory at bargain prices (perfectly usable prior-year models for which you would have paid full price).

Winter weddings are most popular in February (especially around Valentine’s Day): find great bargains at wedding gown shops and wedding halls which are all primed and ready to cut you a special deal during one of the slowest wedding months of the year.

Also look for great savings on carpet this month, a traditionally slow time (due to sloppy winter weather) for purchases on any type of new floor covering.


Whats On Clearance In January?

Clearance: Christmas decorations, ornaments, toys, wrapping paper, greeting cards (buy stocking stuffers for next year) and Seasonal Candy. I buy sprinkles & cookie/cake decorating items. Hershey’s kisses and chocolates have holiday wrapping, but when using them in cooking, the wrapper’s not important. Or use Red for Valentine’s Day!


Seasonal Produce: oranges, pears, grapefruit, tangerines, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, avocado, cabbage, & spinach.


Print coupons now and watch for sales~Click Images Below!




Free Starbucks VIA Latte Coupon from Smith’s/Kroger

October 20, 2014 8:25 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

smiths kroger starbucks free Free Starbucks Via Coupon from Smith’s

Download the Smith’s (Kroger) app (or log in) and select the FREE Starbucks VIA Latte Single Stick Coupon (valid through 11/1). Next time your are shopping be sure to pick it up and the coupon will be automatically applied to your purchase when you use your shoppers card! I LOVE freebies!

Get the Smith’s (Kroger Stores) app and snag this deal.