Samsung Galaxy Centura with Bonus

Samsung Galaxy Centura, with Bonus:

iconStraight Talk is definitely the way to go.  Currently, when you purchase this cellphone, you will also receive as a bonus, a $25 Wal*Mart gift card.  Make sure to check out refurbished phones, for added savings.  Now that’s frugal!


If you have a HyVee nearby, here is a real culinary treat for you:  Their stuffed pork chops are just to die for.  Each one is more than big enough for even hearty appetites.  They come with your choice of stuffings – regular cornbread stuffing, wild rice, walnut stuffing.  All of this for only $2 each!  Now that’s frugal!

Sometimes, you just get a craving for fried chicken that will not go away.  Well, KFC has a family special: 10 pieces of chicken, 2 large sides, 4 biscuits and a free lemon cake – all for only $20.99 plus tax.  That could feed 4 people, if not more.  Now that’s frugal!

Another great dinner idea: 18 inch super sub from your local grocery deli.  For $6, you can feed you family with a tasty meal.  Now that’s frugal!

If you think baked potatoes in the oven take too long and use up too much electricity, check out the Potato Express.  It is basically a cooking bag for baked potatoes in the microwave.  It is fast and tasty and saves money.  Potatoes are really cheap and the Potato Express makes it fun to cook and eat.  And it is only $10.  Now that’s frugal!

If your vehicle has a few scratches, consider buying some touch up paint from O’Reilly’s or Auto Zone.  For around $15, you will get a paint that matches the original color of your car.  Certainly cheaper than a new paint job.  Now that’s frugal!

If your A/C unit is long in the tooth and the HVAC guy gives you an estimate that made you almost faint, consider an alternative.  Window units are so much more efficient and you target the rooms you use, when you are using them.  KMart and Sears always have a Kenmore on sale.  For $150-180, you should be able to find a nice room-sized unit.  These Kenmores are very reliable, very easy to use, and very efficient.  Some local electric companies will even give you a rebate for buying one.  Now that’s frugal!

Best Cellphone Deals

Are you looking for the best cellphone deals?  Most people would rather avoid long-term cellphone contracts or obligations.  One of the best cellphone deals around is Straight Talk.  Now you can even bring our current phone!  Unlimited calling, unlimited texting, unlimited data for only $45 per month.  Now that’s frugal!


If you do not need as much airtime, Verizon Prepaid has a really good deal for $15 and the airtime won’t expire for 60 days:


With medical bills continuing to rise, if your vision plan is not one of the best around, consider using America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.  Great prices on contacts and eyeglasses, quick appointments (can be made online), quick service.  Make sure to join their club for two free exams per year and discounts on merchandise.

Sign up for touch of gray coupons.  Also, you can get a $9.50 rebate: TOG Rebate

If you need extra power for defrosting your windshield, consider using a 12V heater/defroster fan.  These are very convenient and plug right into your 12V receptacle.

Help your car performance by adding a fuel treatment to your gas tank.  Lucas is a good brand to look into.

{Not to be confused for medical advice} If there are any clinics in your area, consider investigating their services.  Prices normally are on a sliding based upon income, if you are a county resident.  Some of the time, they have grants in place that reduce costs.  Also, a local pharmacy may be able to offer reduced pharmacy prices when you order a 90 day supply.

Ask your doctor about glucose tabs if you have low sugar, especially if you exercise a lot or perform a sport.

Save money and drink healthy with Brita Water Pitchers.  Make sure you change the filters as recommended.

For back to school, check out Target for great deals on school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, and electronics.

Speaking of back to school, here is a great idea to save money on textbooks.  Renting will help you save quite a bit of money, but if you lose a book or damage it, they will try to charge you quite a bit as a penalty.  A better route is to go to  When you enter the isbn, you will be shown the best deals on the internet – renting, buying new, buying used.  Save hundreds every semester!

Looking for a little extra money?  Look into being a substitute teacher or a ref/ump.