Portable Air Conditioner Deals

If you are in the market for an air conditioner, consider a portable air conditioner.  They work so much better than q traditional window unit.  You will avoid putting the strain of its weight on the window frame.  It only need a small hole, so it can be used even in apartments.  Perfect solution.

If you cycle or just need a thin and foldable raincoat/poncho to carry with you in your car, backpack or briefcase, this is for you. It is sturdier than a disposable poncho and will work better.

If those cute dogs are trying to bust out of their outside cage, pick up a link chin and multiple padlocks, as well as bungie cords to keep them safe. Much less heartache than finding an empty cage.  Also, make sure they have “dog tags” with your info and talk to your vet about a microchip.  Get those best friends home safely!


If you are trying the Mediterranean diet, try going by your local import store to be able to pick up olives, olive oil, and cheeses.  Healthier body save money.  Now that’s frugal!

Sign up for those restaurant email and set clubs.  They normally send coupons – even BOGO – for birthdays and anniversaries, as well as random times.  Just go through the phone book, or Google, for your local area, and look up each one to see if they have one.  (Fuddruckers, Chili’s Sonic, Red Robin, Steak ‘N Shake, TGI Fridays, Applebee’s, Culver’s, Ruby Tuesdays, Colton’s, Logan’s, Longhorn, Ziggie’s, RibCrib)  Now that’s frugal!

Check with your local dealer for tire values.  They normally have price matching with local outlets, and they will make sure all sensors are reset.  They will even fin coupons that you did not even know existed (% off or buy 3, get 1 free).  Now that’s frugal!

Velocity Exercise CHB-R2101 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Velocity Exercise CHB-R2101 Recumbent Exercise Bike. It is great for people who want to take stress off of their knees when exercising. You do not have to worry about weather conditions when you want to ride a bike. Make sure you look into the extended warranty as well. It takes a little while to assemble, but just follow the instructions, and it will work out fine. It is very smooth and keeps track of your speed, distance, heart rate and calories burned. Very nice at a nice price!

If you have not considered Sam’s for your new mattress, make sure to check them out for great savings:

Sam’s Club


This is a good time of the year to look at some of your trees to make sure they are healthy.  If the leaves do not look right, take one to a local extension office or a farm supply store.  They will guide you to the right fertilizer, pesticide, or fungicide to help save your trees – for minimal cost.  Now that’s frugal!

Do you have a newer car that already has satellite radio?  Then you probably have a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month free deal.  So you are probably hooked on it and want to continue.  If you have an older car, you can still get an intro deal.  Check out Sirius XM’s website for details, or contact their marketing department to get the deal.  If you want to save money, just get their basic channel’s for less than $40 for 3 months!  Now that’s frugal!

The many health benefits of fish oil – ask your health car provider about it.  Being healthier always saves money.  Now that’s frugal!

Amazon, as well as Sam’s, are two great sources for vitamins, and other supplements.  Especially if you have something you take regularly, the savings can really add up!  Now that’s frugal!

As spring has sprung, it is a good time to look at home repairs and face lifts.  Start with small things that require more elbow grease and imagination than money.  Spackling, special primer that covers up mold (Lowe’s), bathroom tiles, so many tools.  Inexpensive Ceiling Tiles, back splashes peel and sticks squares that look like tile (Tac Tac Tile), and awesome-looking wallpapers from Amazon with Loctite glue in a caulk gun can hide many imperfections.  Now that’s frugal!

Gently used clothes at a fraction of the cost: Clothes Mentor and Plato’s Closet.  They are very meticulous about the condition of the clothes they accept, so you are safe there.  The prices cannot be beat.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are looking for an inexpensive coffeemaker, consider looking at Walgreens.  They commonly run specials and you can use for Balance Rewards points to maybe get it for free!  Now That’s frugal!

Make sure to sign up for  birthday clubs, email clubs and texting clubs for local restaurants.  Places like Applebee’s, Arby’s, Bob Evans, Baskin Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings,Burger King, Captain D’s, Chili’s, Chipotle, Colton’s, Cracker Barrel, Culver’s, Dairy Queen, Denny’s, Dippin Dots, El Charro, Famous Dave’s, Fazoli’s, Firehouse Subs, Fuddrucker’s, Golden Corral, Hardee’s, Houlihan’s, Huhot, IHOP, Jimmy John’s, KFC, Logan’s, Longhorn’s, McAlister’s, Moe’s, Old Chicago, Outback, Panda Express, Panera, Papa Murphy’s, Penn Station, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Qdoba, Red Robin, Rib Crib, Ruby Tuesday’s, Ryan’s, Schlotzsky’s, Sonic, Steak N Shake, Subway, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, TGIFridays. Waffle House, Wendy’s, Which Wich.  All of these places either have instant deals, birthday deals, anniversary deals, or periodic deals.  It is free to sign up.  Also, make sure to look on the receipts for surveys that will get you FREE food as well.  Buy gift cards in $10 increments so they will go further at gifting times.  Buy a gift card to score points with your sweetie.  Talk about a win-win situation!  Now that’s frugal!

A good source for those restaurants gift cards is Amazon.  You can use points from various reward cards. gift card money on your Amazon account, an Amazon co-branded credit card where you get 3% back from all Amazon purchases!  Mothers’ Day will be coming up before you know it.  Now that’s frugal!

Do yourself a favor and take an Amtrak trip somewhere.  For around $60 one way, you can make memories that last a lifetime.  You do not have to worry about finding a bathroom or food on the way.  The food in the dining car is excellent.  The snack bar food works well for between meals.  The “driver” can still see the sites.  Highly recommended!  You may catch yourself singing:                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Feel the wheels rumbling ‘neath the floor
And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers
Ride their father’s magic carpets made of steel
And, mothers with their babes asleep rocking to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.”

Join Amtrak’s rewards program for free trips!  Now that’s frugal!