A Full Cup Shopping Lists

3 05 2010

Grocery Coupons at A Full Cup

Here’s one of my favorite frugal resources: A Full Cup! They have forums to discuss using coupons and rebates, as well as individual forums for a huge list of stores. I like to visit the forums for my local grocery stores, CVS, Walgreens, and even Target before going shopping to be sure I don’t miss any great deals. The forums are filled with friendly people helping make the most of store sales. In the Price Chopper forum, you’ll find a busy mom of two, massachoomommy, who likes to talk to herself; please say hello to her (me) when you visit!

She, like many other shopping list assistants, are busy coupon fairies, working weekly on shopping lists for all your favorite stores—so you don’t have to! All you have to do is select the items to purchase and print a personalized list. And another fun fact about the lists? They come with coupon-matchups!

I highly recommend this site for both the coupon camaraderie and a support network for sticking to your budget!

Clever Gift Giving: Works for Me Wed

23 09 2009

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I always like to spiffy up a simple card or a gift card gift with something handmade. Adding a small personal touch makes the recipient feel special.
A mini-clipboard from the craft store decorated with scraps of nice paper makes a fun and useful gift card holder. Why not add a strong magnet to the back and the recipient can put it on the fridge? More about this particular clipboard here.

aug 2009Recently, we had the honor of attending a friend’s Eagle Court of Honor. Boy, did we ever have a hard time finding an appropriate card! I ended up making a card by printing the image of an Eagle on magnetic paper and affixing it to the card stock with dimensional dots. He’ll (hopefully) be able to use the magnet long after he’s thrown out the card and burned through wisely spent the cash gift.

Visit Works for Me Wednesday this week here at We Are THAT Family.

Thrifty Clothing Finds

23 08 2009

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While we were travelling back and forth to the north part of the county for our rainy camping expedition, we decided to stop at a large thrift store to poke around. I was impressed by the giant, supermarket size of the store, but a bit disappointed with the prices and the overall quality.

Still, I did find a few things. Somehow I managed to leave behind the giant, framed action poster of Legolas and the deluxe boxed edition of Billy Blanks Tae Bo and only buy clothes. And only clothes for the kids! 

Bean gets a Children’s Place twirly skirt (the most expensive, at $3.99), a green Gap polo, a stripy Circo shirt, and a shirt with a little girl that says “If you think I’m cute, you should see my Aunt!” For Mighty Man there are Gymboree overalls, Little Me jungle shortalls, and an Okie Dokie woodland romper. My total was around $13.

I cursed a little while trying to remove the stapled-on price tags. The staples left behind holes in the Auntie t-shirt (well, it was only $.49) and the Little Me outfit (boo! these were my personal favorite!) Why do they do that? Argh! Maybe I can find a small applique to cover up the damage!