If you think a king size pillow is too big, it might be if you do not have a king size bed. If you do, you should look into buying some. Remember the last time you stayed in a hotel in a king size bed with king size pillows? It just seemed so comfortable and luxurious. You can have that feeling at home!
Don’t forget the pillowcases – Egyptian cotton:
Of course, you need a new mattress to go with your fancy pillows. If you are waking up stiff and sore and your mattress is lumpy and a few years old, it is time. If you find out that you and your spouse have similar sleep numbers, then you can save money and go next door or across the street to MattressFirm. Since you have narrowed down your range and know whether you want soft, medium, firm, or extra firm, you can now try out the beds. They are very interested in sales, so they will definitely negotiate with you. You can even buy in an entirely different city or state and have it delivered to your home (as long as there is a warehouse close, which there more than likely is – make sure to confirm first.). They will even deliver and haul away for less than $100 extra. Certainly worth it. They normally have clearance beds and they even have a 120-day sleep happy guarantee. There is even financing available for those that need it. Save money and sleep better, now that’s restful and frugal!
HURRY, HURRY – November 1st through November 6th:
Make sure to sign up for Sonic’s Text Alerts, so you can get special info about 50 cent corn dogs, for example. Weekends (Friday through Sunday) after 5 p.m. and on October 31st. Now that’s frugal!
If you enjoy Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you probably gripe every time you have to buy it since it is rather pricey most places. Aldi has awesome prices: less than $3.50 per bottle! Pick up some other inexpensive items while you are there. Remember your “Aldi’s Quarter.” Now that’s frugal!
For some of your other import grocery needs, Amazon probably has it. Their supply is there almost always, the selection is better than just about any import store, and the prices are very competitive. Even if it is not Prime, some will have free or very reduced shipping. Now that’s frugal!
Popeye’s Fried Shrimp Basket is spectacular. Those perfectly fried Cajun Shrimp, in large quantities, with two sides for only $4.99! Now that’s frugal!
If you are an AARP member, make sure to check out Outback Steakhouse. Great food, with a 15% AARP discount. Just show them your membership card. Now that’s frugal!
If you, or anyone who know, is planning a wedding, make sure to contact the hotels next to the wedding location to arrange for the wedding special block of rooms. Narrow it down to three and have them bid against each other. Make sure they are at least Holiday Inn, Marriott, etc level. Hotelplanner.com is an excellent resource.
Make sure to frequent your local restaurants. You are bound to see potential customers for your own business and have an ally in the restaurant owner. Great for your own business.
If you are trying to be healthier with a low carb diet, try Mission Smart Balance Tortillas. They only have 6 grams of carbs each and actually taste like regular tortillas (unlike some of the other thinner kinds, that do not.)
If you need a probiotic drink, try Lifeway Kefir. It is like a yogurt drink, but better. In comes in about 10 yummy flavors and taste great. Not too bad for carbs wither!
If anyone in your family is allergic to peanuts, try Almond Butter. Jif has the best tasting variety. No need to stir and great taste. Shop around for the best price, including Amazon.
Consider using Borax in your washer to brighten clothes as well as a paste to keep away bugs around doors and windows. Bleach works well to clean slow-draining pipes.
Orscheln’s currently has cinder blocks on sale for only $1.75 each! Make sure to bring your “loading” gloves, which they also sell. Now that’s frugal!
If you need glasses, consider JC Penney’s optical department. Make sure to check your vision insurance first, but most have it on their lists. They have a great selection, great prices and service. Your purchase also qualifies for rewards if you are a JCPenney Rewards Member – for future savings throughout the store. Now that’s frugal!
Nostalgia and future all rolled up in one: LED Edison light bulbs! They have a nice amber glow and look like the original light bulb. Since they are LED, they will last practically forever and use almost no electricity. (Better thrash CFL lights, and safer.) Now that’s frugal!
If you need to cover up some imperfections on your ceiling, or you want to make it look like you have old-fashioned tin ceiling tiles, consider purchasing foam ceiling tiles. Ceiling Tiles by US is a great place to check out. The prices are a fraction of the cost of tin, so much easier to install (instant glue in a caulking tube), much safer (no cut hands and fingers), and they even double as insulation for the weather. Now that’s frugal!
While you are taking care of your ceiling, do not forget about the walls. Exotic-looking and stunning wallpapers at knock-your-socks-off prices are available at Steve’s Blinds and Wallpapers. Now that’s frugal!