There’s so much in the media and blogosphere about voting for mavericks and voting for change. But hopefully the cheapskates among us have also seen the call to Vote for Joe.
I have seen so much great info in the blogosphere this week. Hopefully some of it will make your life a little more easier (and more lucrative) — including a way to get $50 and save big bucks on organic groceries.
This week, several great deals and freebies have come to my attention on Whole Foods, Arm & Hammer Essentials, and warehouse clubs.
This week has been packed with interesting news — and it’s especially appropriate for homeowners and parents. New car option on the way?
In the process of trying to reduce our garbage, I’ve come across several items that I needed and wanted to not buy — and conversely, several items I hated to throw away but couldn’t easily recycle. By reusing these items, necessity meets utility. Quite some time ago, when I started cleaning everything with baking soda instead of scouring powder, I wanted a convenient container – like the one scouring powder comes in. I found an old plastic peanut butter jar in my laundry room, used a nail to punch a bunch of holes in the lid, and voila – my baking soda shaker makes cleaning the bathroom a tiny bit easier.
This week, as I’ve been out walking the dog, I couldn’t help but notice a neighbor down the street with a tree full of cherries growing riper … and riper. I remembered my vow last year to ask for fruit that appeared to be going to waste, so I knocked on the door on Tuesday. Nobody was home, so I left a note; and the next day on my walk, I saw the door was open, so I went and rang the bell. The home is a rental, and the tenant said I could take all the cherries I wanted. Hooray!
This list covers my major frugal activities during 2007. Some of them are habitual, some of them are new. This list only includes items I would have done anyway. So if I saw something that was a great deal and impulsively bought it, it wouldn’t make the list. Items are only included if I would have bought something at any price, but instead did it frugally. Selling things. We sold our hot tub, an old bed, two old bikes, a painting we’d outgrown, a yard sale worth of stuff, and a desk. Altogether, they made us a nice little bundle. Savings/earnings: $875. Used grocery store card and coupons. I believe I save at least $35 a month using coupons and store “club” cards. (I did track this for several months in 2007, with savings ranging from $17 in July to more than $40 in June, August and September.) Savings: $420 […]
I love the Acai smoothie, so I’m very excited. Little Cheap is a smoothie lover, too, so we will be hitting Jamba Juice for a lunch smoothie this weekend while Mr. Cheap is stuck in class all day! http://www.jambafunctionals.com/bogo/coupon.aspx
This week, Smithsonian Magazine is collaborating with museums across the nation to offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 29. Magazine and Web site readers can qualify for free admission for two. Museum Day is a nationwide event taking place on Saturday, September 29, 2007, where participating museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission to Smithsonian readers and Smithsonian.com visitors. Museum Day celebrates the country’s cultural offerings, allows the dissemination of knowledge and brings Americans together.Museum Day is open to all Smithsonian readers and friends. Participants must present the Museum Day Admission Card available in the September 2007 issue of Smithsonian Magazine or downloadable via this site to receive FREE GENERAL ADMISSION. The Museum Day Admission Card is valid for you plus one guest and is limited to one per household.