Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Three certainties… death, taxes and freebies

April 14, 2009

Here is a slight bright side to a soul-stealing day known as Tax Day: freebies!
Here’s a popular run-down occupying the Internet right now:

•Free ice cream. MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery will give away single-scoop servings to customers at 200 stores in what it calls an “e-cone-omic ice cream stimulus package.”

•Free sweets. Snack chain Cinnabon will give out Tax Day Bites, free bite-size cinnamon rolls usually known as Classic Bites, from 5 to 8 p.m. at its 700 outlets on tax day.

•Free tacos. At its 275 restaurants in the West, Taco Del Mar will run a promotion: “Taxes Suck. Tacos Don’t.” People can register at the Taco Del Mar website for an e-mailed coupon for a free tax day taco.

•Free gift cards. T.G.I. Friday’s will give Wednesday customers $5 Bonus Bites gift cards for food and beverage purchases of $15 to $25 and $10 cards for those who spend more than $25. Members of the 1,000-outlet chain’s frequent-customer program also will get double points.

It’s safe to call ahead if you’re going to try and take advantage of one of these deals to make sure your location is participating.

I have seen the apocalypse of…

April 9, 2009

expired coupons. I finally put in a hefty-almost irrational-amount of time going through each and every coupon in my binder, hunting for the expired ones. The amount I ended up with is most unprecedented for me.
Military families can use expired coupons up to 6-months after their expiration date. There are a few guidelines to follow, but sending in expired coupons to the military is a darn good way to feel like you’re still getting your $$’s worth out of your Sunday paper. Here is a site for more information on the expired coupons program.

An infamous record for me.

An infamous record for me.

Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin’, yahoo!

April 8, 2009

Simply- I’m going to be making at least 3 trips to Dunkin’ Donuts on Tuesday, April 21st. This is Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee Day! All day on 04/21, iced coffee at the Dunkin’ will be $.50 and 10% of those sales are going to Homes for Our Troops. A good deal + donations to a great cause = where I’m at.
I’m seriously and madly in love with Dunkin’ Donuts, they are my Achilles’ Heel. Their coffee is the most consistently spectacular coffee. I also dig on Caribou and Starbucks, but the consistency hasn’t matched that of DDs. Oh, and you can get a garlic bagel toasted with cream cheese at DDs as well. God is so great.

Quick Intro :)

March 7, 2009

Miser. Cheapskate. Piker. Skinflint. Tightwad. Whatever- I enjoy being tastefully stingy with money.

Being frugal is pretty time consuming but it’s as fun as a game for me.  It helps to have motivation like… you know… student loans.  But it’s a way of life for now and probably always.  So here’s a chronicle of how I use coupons, rebates, sales and other promotions to my advantage in order to save a lot of money.

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Here's a pic of my beloved coupon binder. It's a 5-Star brand binder that was clearanced at $5. It's pink and gray. =)