A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to receive a review copy of the new book compilation by the writers of the Wise Bread blog. It’s called 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget.
Carrying on the theme of vacation planning, check out this list (from Bills.com) of 12 ways to make vacation cheaper.
Five Cent Nickel has published an updated list of great summer movie deals that apply nationwide. These are family-friendly movies that range from FREE to $3 or so per ticket. Many of them offer special pricing if you buy a whole summer package.
Actually, I’m not furloughed today, but city employees are. That means that some of my friends and some of the services I frequent are closed for a four-day weekend to shave $1 million off our city budget. Enjoy the day off — and everyone else, enjoy the long weekend. Here are some great resources from around the Web this week:
It’s one of those days already — the classic Monday. I have a pile of work assignments and a big ol’ dentist appointment for Mlle. Cheap this afternoon, but I also have spotted several great deals just begging to be shared. If you don’t already follow me on Twitter (@CheapLikeMe), you might not know that while I sometimes post deals here, I prefer to use posts to provide more info and sometimes just quickly tweet great deals on Twitter. If you’re interested in catching all of those, go over there and follow me, plus some of the great Twitterers out there.
After Colorado had a dry winter, then a very warm January and February, then a snowy March and April, I think we might be able to say it’s actually spring. This wrap-up comes to you after a day of 83-degree temperatures, squirrels marauding at the bird feeder and a cherry tree in bloom.
We’ve been looking for a coffee table for two years. $20 brought one home last week.
I just found this great deal at my local Walgreens and wanted to share.
Walgreens sells Energizer rechargeable batteries, size AAA, in packs of 4, normally $12.99 …
If you have a virtual stack of digital photos waiting to be put in albums, scratch that project off your list this weekend with some good offers on photo books from Shutterfly and MyPublisher.
Some good ideas around the Web this week for saving money and living naturally: Real Simple’s money-saving March Wise Bread wrote about some of the ideas in this month’s issue of Real Simple for saving money. Some of them don’t seem very frugal to me (there’s absolutely no way I would consider meat that costs $5.99 a pound a “bargain,” especially if it’s not even natural/organic), but others are worth a look.
Happy Friday everyone! Here are a few articles that might interest you. Frugal fitness I’ve been thinking about writing about this very topic, when hey presto! it appeared on Wise Bread. They have tons of good ideas to help get in shape. A few other suggestions:
Attention bargain shoppers! All Savers locations are having a 50% off EVERYTHING (everything used, that is) clearance sale. Dates are:
Saving on groceries. It’s a trend, it’s a necessity, it’s addictive. I know, because I’m one of those people who comes home and crows about those little numbers on my grocery receipt. (Today, I saved 38 percent. Last week, it was 41 percent. I think my all-time high was a very special 52 percent.)
How do you do it?
The Internet has been bursting with economic and environmental news, good and gloomy. Who needs gloom? Not us. Here are some interesting stories to carry you around the Web this week.
Read on for the chance to win one of two $10 off a $10 purchase at OfficeMax cards!
For the new year, many of us probably established a green resolution at home. Did you take that resolve to work?
This is from Food Bank of the Rockies, for Colorado readers. Help a good cause and enjoy some free goodies. WHO: You! Everyone is welcome!
Word on the street is that as part of a class action settlement, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s stores are having a “customer appreciation day” today (Jan. 22, 2009) with 15% off all purchases. Personally, I’m a big fan of buying luxury sheets at these places, and that savings won’t be shabby — but our current sheets are getting that way after years of use.
Last year, we joined a community-supported agriculture program that supplied our veggies from mid-June to mid-December. We’ve just signed up again, and I hope you’ll think about doing the same.
Here are a couple of free and eco-friendly ways to help bolster your holiday spirit…