Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Today's Tucson Deal: $7 for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch at Joe Mama's Grill

Today's Phoenix Deal: $25 for $50 Worth of New American Fare & Drinks at Estate House

Today's Salt Lake City Deal: $59 for Professional Interior Painting for One Room from Cornerstone Custom Painting (Up to $252 Value)

Valid for any residence within 25 miles of Herriman (84096 zip code) and is only good for walls.


Saving Cash and Having Fun

Jena was kind enough to put together this guest post.

Saving money is no fun. The honest truth about frugal living is that, for all its benefits, sometimes it can feel like a drag. However, I've learned that the best way to stay on the straight and narrow (and cheap) is to look for the fun in everything and try to come up with entertaining activities and bonuses to saving money. Here are a few fun ways to cut household costs:

First up, always look for free stuff. It's everywhere, you just have to know where to go. For instance, the public library is a great place to get free movies and CDs, not to mention all the books you could want, and all for the cost of zero dollars. (Just don't rack up any late fees.) I can't stress enough how awesome it is to be able to stock up on media to keep the whole family entertained without worrying about whether we can afford it. Similarly, if you want to pay for movies but still keep costs low, check out DVD rental kiosks like RedBox, which charge a dollar per night. A dollar! That's tough to beat.

If you're looking for more ways to have fun on the cheap, I suggest investing in some board games for the family. It's worth the one-time expenditure to get years of creativity and enjoyment from these games, and they have the added benefit of turning a night at home into a great bonding experience for all involved. It doesn't matter if it's a classic like Monopoly or a newer participation game like Cranium or Catch Phrase. Games are a great, cheap way to have a fun-filled night with friends and loved ones.

Here's another tip: staycation. There's no reason to think that you have to load the family in the car and travel across the country in order to take a well-deserved break from the rat race. Take a few days off work and just stay at home. Visit your local parks and zoo, take walks, read, play with your family, and do all the things you don't normally have time to do. You'll be amazed at what you come up with, and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much money you're saving compared with a more lavish vacation.

It's also a good idea to give yourself small rewards for saving cash. For instance, plan out your budget and look for ways to cut the fat (long-distance phone calls, extraneous car trips, etc.). Every three months, reward yourself with a gift. It will act as a light at the end of the tunnel and help you focus your money-saving goals much better than an abstract attempt to just save wherever possible. I like to go to the bookstore and pick up a brand new hardback as a treat for doing well.

The bottom line is that you can indeed have some fun by saving money. You just have to keep your eyes open for fun opportunities. Enjoy!

This guest post is contributed by Jena Ellis, who writes on the topics of Online Certificate Programs. She welcomes your questions and comments at her email Id:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Taking a few days off from blogging

You will notice a lack in my posting over the next week.  Don't worry.  I'll be back in full swing shortly.  I'm working on a new cookbook which is due August 1st, and we'll be celebrating the 4th with family and friends.  I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July.  We are so blessed to live in America.  My dad was in the military and we lived over seas for several years.  The freedoms that we enjoy here in America are not found in other countries.  We have the right to vote, and if we are not happy with what is happening in Washington D.C., we can voice our opinion at at the polls.  May God continue to bless this great country.

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Click here to see the discounted gift cards available in your city from City Deals.

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6/29 PYPs Screaming Deals

Thanks, Pinching Your Pennies, for sharing the following.

Book Deals + Free Ship on any order plus $5 off $25 @ BooksAMillion

A few deals from Kids Bargain Books Section...

Secret Missions, Book 1
(Bargain - Paperback)
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Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten
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Just Listen
(Bargain - Paperback)
by Sarah Dessen
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Fantastic Mr. Fox
(Bargain - Paperback)
by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake
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The Mini Gingerbread House Kit With Mini Cookie Cutters, Chimneys
(Bargain - Paperback)
Retail Price: $6.95
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Peter Rabbit Book and Toy With Plush Rabbit
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Pottery Barn Kids: Up to 75% off Sale

July 4th Sale

Pottery Barn Kids is offering up to 75% off in their July 4th Sale.

Lettering Delights: 60% off code

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Here's the deal for the digital scrapbooker.  Lettering Delights has a 60% off code:  Firecracker

New to Lettering Delights?  You get $50 in product for FREE.

The Body Shop: 3 for $30 sale + up to 80% off

The Body Shop has a great clearance sale going on right now.

Today's Tucson Deal: $25 for a Sunset Sonoran Desert Horseback Ride


Today's Tucson Deal: $25 for a Sunset Sonoran Desert Horseback Ride from Spanish Trail Outfitters ($50 Value)

Must use by Dec 30, 2010.

Today's Phoenix Deal: $99 For Strawberry-Spearmint Microgenesis Facial Treatment at Derma Health Institute

Groupon Daily Deals exist for 53 other big cities across the country!



Monday, June 28, 2010

Cell Fire Coupons and Giveaway: Win $100 Grocery Gift Card

 Cellfire Coupons

Cellfire recently integrated Cellfire Coupons into some great iPhone applications. You can now use Cellfire on these apps.
Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook

Intuition Smart personal assistant

Grocery Gadget Shopping List and More

Cellfire has added some great coupons that you can have downloaded directly to your store loyalty card to use when you head to the grocery store.

Starbucks VIA® Save $1         
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. Starbucks VIA® can be found in the premium coffee aisle near the Starbucks® bagged coffee. (Safeway Only)

Nature Valley Granola Bars Save $.50   
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Save $.50   
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.

Bisquick® Save $.50    
Save $0.50 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Save $.75        
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes.

Multigrain Cheerios® Save $.75 
Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal.

Cocoa Puffs® cereal Save $.55  
Save $0.55 when you buy any ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs® cereal

Golden Grahams® Save $.75      
Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX Golden Grahams® cereal

Yoplait® Cups Save $.40        
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.

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Save $.50  
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Save $1     
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

Yoplait® Delights(tm) Save $1  
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Delights Yogurt Multipack.

Nature Valley Granola Thins Save $.50  
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins

Click here to put these coupons on your store loyalty card.

Participating Cellfire Stores

Baker's, Carrs, City Market, Dillons, Dominick's, Fry's, Genuardi's, Gerbes, Hilander, JayC, King Soopers, Kroger, Owen's, Pavilions, Pay Less, QFC, Ralphs, Randall's, Safeway, Scott's, Shop Rite, Smith's, Tom Thumb, Vons

Cellfire is allowing me to give one of my readers a $100 gift card to any grocery store.  It's the winners choice.   Giveaway ends 6/30 at 2:00 p.m..

Click here to see how to enter!