Photo Calendar Special Deals

A photo calendar is always a good gift idea this time of year.  Consider looking into Walgreens.  You can load all of your potential pictures into your account and design the calendar from there.  You can use a free internet program if you want to mash a few photos together.  At 40% off with same day local pickup, Walgreens is hard to beat.  And your recipient will enjoy your photos year round.

Wood cutting gets easier with the Remington Limb N’ Trim 14″ Electric Chain Saw. It is a useful machine for cutting, trimming and felling trees or firewood at the job site or around the house. It features an easy adjustment screw to accurately tension the equipment in a matter of seconds. With an eight-amp motor and a lightweight design featuring just 9 lbs, it offers maximum horsepower and low kickback in a compact size. This 14″ chain saw also includes hand guards in the back and front for operator security, a trigger lock-out, a power cord, push-button oiler and a low-kickback bar. It shuns away the problems of air and noise pollution, and offers an environmentally-friendly solution. It can be lubricated manually with an easy-to-push button. The Remington chain saw comes fully assembled.

So much easier than the gas-powered cousins.  You just plug it in and it is ready.  The easy adjustment screw is so appreciated.  Good product.

Sometimes, you need a hatchet or a hand saw to take care of the smaller branches/pieces:


Make sure you are ready for winter:  fireplace supplies, firewood, snowblower, shovels, ice melt (before an impending storm.)

If you like shrimp at all (who doesn’t), check out Popeyes popcorn shrimp.  It comes in a basket or as a o’boy.  Only $4.99 and so so good.  Use the opportunity to buy a gift card.  You can take care of a gift and guarantee a future date or two.  Now that’s frugal!

Check into “Taco Tuesday” with some of your local Mexican Food Restaurants.  Many will have $0.99 or $1 tacos – and free chips.  Now that’s frugal!

Any size large pizza at Pizza Hut – carryout – for only $10.  Now that’s frugal!

Don’t forget to check out thrift stores for reduced-price clothes and gifts.  Let someone else pay full price.  Now that’s frugal!

Consider taking your vehicle to the dealer past those free oil changes.  Make sure you do not go past the recommended mileage or you could void a warranty.  Timely maintenance could avoid costly repair later.  Now that’s frugal!

Did you know that O’Reilly Auto Parts can custom mix your car paint?  This will help you potentially save on a paint job with touch up paint.  Now that’s frugal!

Looking for pantyhose at a reasonable price?  Consider Wal*Mart.  Great selection and great prices, and one near you.  Now that’s frugal!

Gildan socks at Wal*Mart – reasonably priced and lasts well.  12 pair for $7.50.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are having jaw/tooth discomfort, consider consulting your dentist to see if a sleep guard will take care of it.  For $20 at Walgreens or Wal*Mart, you may be able to eliminate this issue without large dental bills.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are in the market for nice silk rugs for your home, check out AS Quality Rugs.  They have their own website as well as an Amazon storefront.  They have high quality rugs, in just about any size you need, at fantastic prices.  As a first time customer, they sometimes will send you a discount email for your next direct purchase.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are looking for Tom’s Shoes for a gift, Amazon has a large number of merchants that have a combined vast selection.  The prices do vary somewhat, and some of the more popular sizes are hard to find, but they are out there.  The prices and selection also change daily, especially this time of the year.  So do your research and save!  Now that’s frugal!

If you are having trouble finding Brita water filtration supplies, they are always waiting for you on Amazon.  As soon as you put your last one on, Prime home another one!

For the person that has everything, get them an Amazon gift card for Christmas.  Millions of choices and instant delivery.  Now that’s frugal!

Sunrolan through Amazon has a great selection and prices ($35) of high quality women’s pumps.  It comes directly from China, so it takes bout 5 weeks.  As long as you factor the shipping time in, all will be great.  The shoes look and feel great.  Now that’s frugal!

Big box store items are also waiting for you on Amazon.  Items such as socks, underwear, rubber boots, shoes.  With shoes, the only trick is getting the right size.  If you get a fulfilled by Amazon item, returns are much easier.  No gas used either.  Now that’s frugal!

Casio 76 Key Portable Keyboard with Headphones and Stand

This high quality keyboard from Casio also comes with noise-cancelling headphones, a stand, and power supply. It is also MIDI compatible. Best Buy has a price-match guarantee. Definitely worth checking out for those that need portability and lack space, but still want the piano sound. 4.8 stars!  Get the pedal and accident protection if you purchase it from Amazon.

If you are looking for classic area rugs, Steinman Magic Carpets is the place to go.  Great traditional colors and high quality and fit convenient shipping.  They will even make a deal with you – just take advantage of the chat window that appears.   Now that’s frugal!


If you need an inexpensive solution to your mattress need, delivered to your door:

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Make sure to have plenty of baking soda for cleaning around the house – pipes, silver, frog odors, general cleaning.  It is much less than you think as so much cheaper than all those cleaners.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are looking for a fantastic selection of drawer pulls, go to House of Antiques Hardware.  Their selection is overwhelming and their prices are even better than the big box guys.  Now that’s frugal!

If you credit is not the best, Credit One will help you build it back up.  Their monthly fee is worth it to increase your credit score, so you can save money with lower interest rates on bigger purchases.  Patience, and it will work out.  Now that’s frugal!

Make sure to check out your local Wal*Mart or grocery store for pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.  It is normally around $5 for a small and $8.50 for a large.  It is ready to eat and can feed so many (and sooo good!).  Now that’s frugal!

If you are trying a low carb diet, Wal*Mart and Amazon both have great selections.  Breads, soy pasta are waiting for you.  Decrease those carbs and love those numbers!

Make sure to check out your local Chinese restaurants to see if they have a buffet, especially one with a Mongolian grill.  Unlimited meats – steak, chicken, shrimp – at the grill and traditional Chinese food for around $10.  Now that’s frugal!

Hamilton Beach Coffee Grinder

If you love the. taste of fresh ground coffee, this Hamilton Beach Coffee Grinder is definitely for you. It is electric, grinds fast, and sets up fresh taste delivery once it is brewed. Great price as well:


Lowe’s currently has deep discounts on all brands of appliances, and free delivery over $400.  Their GE Dryer is huge, reliable, and efficient.  Make sure to buy the extended warranty, and all hook-ups for it.  When it is delivered, they will set it up and make sure it works.  That will save even more money.  Now that’s frugal!


Consider getting a multi-pack for padlocks.  All you need is one key to open all of them.  You will have spare keys no matter how you use them.  It is great if you have them in four completely different places or if they are in the same general area!


If you have ever priced mirror glass or plexiglass at a framing shop, you may have passed out.  Your local glass shop will give you a much better deal.  Now that’s frugal!

Check out your local food outlet.  They will have salvaged foods as well as cost plus items.    Now that’s frugal!

If your dogs are frightened by fireworks, thunderstorms, or certain gusts, consider getting Stress Away Soft Chews from your local vet.  They work great, and we believe, taste great.

Consider getting a weed eater with a polycut attachment if you completely dislike struggling with the traditional plastic line.  Make sure you have extra blades on hand so you do not run out in the middle of your project, since they are slightly harder to find.  Wait for a sale on them so you can save money.  Now that’s frugal!

If you need spare keys, check out the Minute Key kiosk at Lowe’s.  Very cheap, very quick and so much fun to watch.  Now that’s frugal!

If you need fancy and exotic looking, but inexpensive lighting, consider going to Pier 1.  It will look like you spent a fortune, but you didn’t.  Now that’s frugal!

Montblanc Pens

As graduation approaches (especially college), go with a classic gift, the Montblanc Pen:


As summer gets closer, make sure you are ready with box fans and oscillating fans so you can conserve on your A/C usage.  There should be some good sales happening, so keep tabs on your local papers.  Now that’s frugal!

Consider getting a stopwatch for mowing the lawn.  You can put it in your pocket  so you can keep track of the time or how long you have been out there exercising.

If you use Epi-pens, make sure to look into the $100 discount.  Ask your friendly pharmacist or search online.  Now that’s frugal!

When you are out of town (if you own  pet), take them to the vet instead of a different boarding option.  They basically get a free exam.  Any shots and toe nail trims should be done at this time as well to minimize any trauma to the pups.  Also ask about NexGard flea pills.  Most of the time, they have a buy 3 get 1 free special.  Saving money and reducing anxiety.  Now that’s frugal!

If you need a doggie drinking bowl, consider a 10 quart galvanized pail.  If you bungie cord it to the fence, it will not get knocked over or chewed up.  It holds a large amount of liquid and lasts basically forever.  Now that’s frugal!

Consider Target for Polo shirts and nice cotton undershirts.  The quality is much better than the big box stores, and they normally have some group on sale, which makes the price competitive.  And, use that RedCard for an additional 5% discount!  Now that’s frugal!

HyVee has great bulk coffee and butterflied pork tenderloin that is so good, and only $2 per loin – with cooking instructions.  Now that’s frugal!

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Score points and save money at the same time, with beautiful flowers:



Throw in a Pier1 gift card (all women love Pier1) to score additional points now and when it is used.  Double win for you!

For everyday values, check out Wal*Mart’s deals. You can pick free ship to store {it is even possible to pick some of the items up that day} or get free shipping with orders over $50 (some restrictions apply). Save even more with rollbacks and clearance items: USA, LLC


If you are looking for nice and reasonably priced jewelry, check out Ross Simons.  Their pearls are especially beautiful!

If you need. to caulk an area that has wood or wood paneling, you might be happy to know that they actually make brown caulk just for you.  Check it out at Lowe’s.

For new casual fashion at unbelievable prices, check out Cato’s.  Check out Clothes Mentor and Plato’s for gently used clothes – casual and dressy, shoes, and handbags at awesome price.  You can even sell them your clothes you are no longer wearing!  Now that’s frugal!

If your free vinyl checkbook covers keep wearing out, go to Amazon for a leather one, at less than $10 (versus $20-50).  Now that’s frugal!

As winter continues, you may want to make sure there are enough heating pads around the house.  This one has an arthritic controller as well!

Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine 4423

This is such a durable, high quality machine, it is hard to believe it is less than $150. It can outperform machines priced at least twice as much. It is a real workhorse. Five star rating from this user, definitely! For straight sewing, it is just incredible!

Great Christmas (and afterwards) gifts for all dog lovers – at 15% off:

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Make a true difference this year and adopt a family through your office for Christmas.  Use some of your gift money to purchase what is needed and wanted for this less than fortunate family.  People just might see you differently.  You may act differently and become more successful.  You will receive countless blessings!

These sponges are inexpensive and last really well. They can scrub safely almost any type of mess clean. Even tea/coffee stains go away quite nicely. Scotch-brite Heavy-duty Scrub Sponge – 2.8″4.5″ X 590 Mil – 3/pack – Yellow, Green (HD3)

If you recently have purchased (or otherwise acquired) an Ipad, there are so many really nice Apple as well as third party accessories (stand and keyboard to name a couple):

If you like imported foods, check out for great deals.  If you are looking for gift ideas for exotic lamps or tea glass sets, check out  They will look much more elegant than the prices you pay!  Now that’s frugal!

You just can’t beat CiCi’s Pizza Buffet for only $5.89 per person.  Make sure to look for dollars off coupons before you go.  Now that’s frugal!

Consider picking up some McDonald’s gift cards.  The old classic is great for stocking stuffers, to have in everyone’s car/wallet just in case you end up at McDonald’s, and to hand out to people needing food on the side of the road.  Grab a few today!  While you are at it, complete the short survey for a BOGO quarter pounder with cheese or egg McMuffin.  Now that’s frugal!

Make sure you have that CVS ExtraCare card for great discounts.  They will maximize your Atkins coupon regardless oft heir price.  They have specials on products with the card.  Some reviews have it rated higher than the Walgreens card (both are free, by the way).  While you are there, get those last minute restaurant gift cards ( Applebees, Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread) .  Sign up for the loyalty (texting/email) programs, get their apps for deeper discounts and free food!  Now that’s frugal!

Think Hobby Lobby for shelving, frames, home accents, Christmas gift boxes (heavily discounted in December).  You can print out a 40%  coupon daily for non-sale items.  Now that’s frugal!

Consider going to a matinee.  For only $5 (before 6 pm normally), you can watch for first-run movie at a fancy movie theater.  Eat before or after at a nearby cheap place to save even more money!  Now that’s frugal!

Pick up a pump dispenser to save on the consumption of your dish soap and hand lotion.  Now that’s frugal!

Check out the deals on Almay at Walgreens and earn rewards points.  Now that’s frugal!

If you cannot find travel-sized portions of your HBA products, just buy the empty small bottles in the travel section and fill it up yourself to save money!  Now that’s frugal!

Perfect for any type canvas that need to be waterproofed, works really well, really fast: 10.5Oz Patio Protector

Talk to your vet about Vetadryl.  It will help your dogs with their allergies (as well as calm them down if necessary).  Added guests around the holidays may require some of this!

Be prepared before those big snowstorms hit by replacing your wiper blades.  If you go to O’Reilly’s, they will even replace them for you – for free!  Now that’s frugal!

Hanes underwear at KMart – check it out while it is still on sale!  Now that’s frugal!

JC Penney’s has great discounts on clothes (men and women) for Christmas.  Free shipping to the store.  Now that’s frugal!

Amazon gift cards are such awesome Christmas presents.  They can be delivered instantly and redeemed for just about anything under the sun.  You will not overspend this way, save on last minute postage (that may not get there in time), they can get exactly what they want (you can even suggest it in your message).  Now that’s frugal!

Photo calendars from Walgreens.  Arrange it online, use the promo code, pick it up in an hour!  Since it is saved, you can modify the order for another person.  Perfect Christmas present!  Now that’s frugal!

Check out  They have half-price deals on many of your local restaurants.  Those down home steak houses are really good and cheaper than the national chains – especially at half price!  You can even use Coke Reward Points!  Now that’s frugal!

This is not just for the Holidays.  How can anyone resist this:

If you need accent lighting anywhere, consider these rope lights.  They are not just for Christmas!  Make sure to pick up light clips with it:

Remington Electric Chainsaw

This electric chainsaw is great for any size limbs up to small trees if you are patient. It is not quite as scary as the bigboy gas powered ones. It can do quite a bit of work – at a fraction of the cost. Quite reliable and durable.  Make sure you pick up the bar and chain oil and try using plastic leaf scoops to preserve the blade.

With severe weather on the horizon, inspect your trees, especially near your house.  If the job is too big for you make sure to call around for the best price for tree removal.  They will give you an estimate, observations, and recommendations for free.  Their prices definitely vary.  Check the internet for reviews.  Most of them do other landscaping jobs – so keep them in mind!  Now that’s frugal!

If you love the Dyson ball technology, but do not want to spend that kind of money, consider the Shark Rocket Powerhead. It compares very favorably with thee Dyson. It is lightweight (less than 8 pounds). It is very easy to maneuver under things, around things. It is very easy to clean with a flip up catcher. A high recommendation at a low price! Now that’s frugal!

Great, great deals on Christmas jewelry, fall jewelry, all types of jewelry deals. Dynamic 728x90

Amazon also has wonderful jewelry at stores like Berricle, Menso and ElaQueen.  Costume jewelry that look pretty real.

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Before it gets really cold, look into those window unit A/C covers to help that A/C “weather” the winter better and last a few more summers.  Don’t forget the faucet covers for your outside spickets to avoid freezing pipes.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are looking for some classic music on vinyl, Amazon is the place to go.  It is available and at your front door in two days – if you are a Prime member.  Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon on vinyl, even has a large stack of posters as a bonus!  Now that’s frugal!

If you like classic cookbooks, you may have had a hard time finding the 1953 red plaid Better Homes & Gardens version.  By the time they get to thrift stores, they are in no condition to use.  Amazon has a reprint version which is just precious.  A perfect gift idea!,

If you are a thirty one bag fan, Amazon has a great selection, with expected prices, and great shipping.  Plus, you will not have to worry about that so elusive sales rep, or now used ta be sales rep!

Make sure your gloves, shovels, and salt supply are ready before the snow hits and the products are available.  Inner gloves under waterproof gloves works really well for snow clearing and for windshield cleaning in the mornings.  Speaking of which, make sure you have your de-icers and snowbrushes also.  It is always nice to avoid frostbite and save money.  Now that’s frugal!

Look into working on some of those cracks and problem areas on your driveway before the snow hits.  The Home Depot has a nice assortment of products and advise to help you.  Plus you can enter to win a $5,000 Home Depot gift card!  Now That’s frugal!

If you do any kind of scrapbooking, check out Hobby Lobby.  They have a great selection and normally something is on sale.  Make sure you have a discount coupon with you!  Now that’s frugal!

Keep stocked up on inexpensive sink strainers on all your sinks to keep yuck from clogging up your sinks and causing a plumbing call.  Now that’s frugal!

KMart has great deals on underwear, socks, and undershirts.  Shop their specials.  Now that’s frugal!

If you have an American Express card, see if you can use the points for an Outback gift card.  If you are an AARP member, you get a 15% discount (no coupon required – just show your card).  Now that’s frugal!

With Thanksgiving coming up, make sure to pick up some turkey bags so you can properly brine that soon to be juicy turkey.  For some reason, they are on sale.  Now that’s frugal!

Best price around for Extra Virgin Olive Oil- Aldi’s. $3.29!  Or, you could pay 3 times this amount … Since it is a mixture from several Mediterranean countries, it has to be the best as well.  Their red label limited time items are great too.  Now that’s frugal!

If you have a HyVee in the area, make sure you have a Rewards Card.  Then, check out all of their products that are labeled for gas savings per gallon.  This also includes most gift cards {for example, Applebees, Panera, TJ Maxx, Target – to name just a few} they sell (which doubles as Christmas gifts and triples as Christmas gifts to your sweetie for restaurants together – you get the picture).  You can then save even more money on gas (they normally have a lower prices to begin with) at the HyVee gas station as well as others – such as Casey’s!  Now that’s frugal!

Stunning Valentines Day Flowers

Make sure you are not in the doghouse this Valentines Day.  Take care of the flowers early.  You can save 25% site wide this week:


If you are looking for a new cellphone, it is hard to go wrong with an iphone.  You can synch it with your Apple computer (also available through the link below), have a fantastic phone (worth it right there), and basically have a mini computer in your pocket or handbag.  AT&T has very reliable and far reaching service and nice promo deals as well.  If you want to save a little money, you can go with a slightly older model.  Now that’s frugal!


If you are looking for a USB with sufficient memory to operate as your backup, you may have had trouble finding a 128GB at a good price, Here it is, less than $30:

If you are looking for a clip on lamp for a desk, in a closet, this is a nice inexpensive one that works well. If you put an LED bulb in it, you can get even more light out of it. It is very “flexible” and convenient. Nice price, too.


Treat yourself to some finer breads.  Look in your grocery store’s bakery, small business cake and bakeries, and chain bakeries.  The prices are probably much better than you are expecting.  Most of the time, it is less than the national brand breads.  Great yeast at a great price.  Now that’s frugal!

Speaking of finer breads and Valentine’s Day, add some restaurant gift cards to the bouquet.  It will be the gift that keeps on giving!  Panera Bread might be a good idea.

Brazilian steakhouse for Valentine’s Day?  They should have a special themed night.  All you can eat steak – cut right at your table – and trimmings.  You might be really, really happy you did!

Believe it or not, JC Penney’s has some really great deals on very nice jewelry.  All kinds of precious and semi-precious sets.  Ship to store available.  Great for Valentine’s Day or other special occasions!

Save money on housewares, jewelry and clothes.  Shop TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Ross’, Bed Bath & Beyond.  Sign up for their text and mail coupons for even more savings!  Now that’s frugal!

Delonghi Perfecto Indoor Electric Grill

Delonghi Perfecto Indoor Electric Grill – for those days when it is too cold, too hot, too rainy, too snowy, too lazy…  This is a great gift idea – even for yourself.  It is very easy to use.  As long as you spray with high temperature Pam first, the clean up is very easy.  it goes into the dishwasher.  It is great for burgers, hot dogs (try splitting before grilling), steaks, fish fillets, fish steaks, shish kebabs, grilled veggies, lamb chops, pork chops.  you name it.  Only the highest ratings for this most excellent product.

Solar Patio or Garden Lights are an excellent idea for the holidays as well as other times.  The lights are very reliable and maintenance free.  Since the batteries are charged continuously during sunlight times, nothing needs to be replaced and there is no cost after the initial purchase.  They come in so many colors, shapes and sizes.  From a gentle walkway path to a garden light to a spotlight.  Highly recommended.

CASIO WK245 Keyboard with stand and headphones.  With 76 keys, it will take of all but the obscure keys.  This model has a 48 note polyphony, 600 Tones, 180 Rhythms, 32 Registration memory and 152 Song bank.  It is great for beginners all the way up to performers.  You can even do some recording.  It is excellent for the price of just under $230.  Make sure you purchase the Square Trade 2 year protection plan with it.


With winter in full swing, make sure to have that fireplace insert ready to go.  Get your firewood ahead of time.  Gather up those small branches, firestarter and firelighting squares.  This will help you save money versus using your furnace more.  Now that’s frugal!

If you live in the place where it snows, consider purchasing a nice rubber doormat.  It will make a huge difference as you get in and out of your house.  You would be amazed at the deals you can get at Ballard Designs.  Great deals to buy safety and peace of mind!

Hopefully, Santa will bring treats and minties for your dogs in their stockings.  It would be nice to have something in there that can really be used!  Now that’s frugal!

If you are looking to travel on a budget, consider Amtrak.  Compared with plane tickets, train tickets are a fraction of the cost.  It is so much more fun to travel by rail.  Amtrak has a guest rewards program where you can earn free train travel.  Now that’s frugal!

Consider giving restaurant gift cards to your spouse.  Cracker Barrel would be a good choice.  Chances are, there is one in your neck of the woods.  If not, there will be one on your roadtrip to just about anywhere.  High quality comfort food at great prices.  The general store attached to it is very nice as well.  There are normally regional items, so it is never boring.  So, you take care of a gift and receive it back when you use it.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are thinking casual Italian, think Fazoli’s.  It is very reasonably priced and much tastier than you might realize.  Their baked dishes are really good and you can build your own pasta bowl.  You can then choose a side salad or pizza for your side.  People rave about their breadsticks, which are unlimited.  Now that’s frugal!

Great food value:  Pizza Hut online.  You get a large 2 item pizza for only $7.99!  The only stipulation is that you have to order online.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are in the market for Turkish gift items for the holidays, check out  They have tea glasses, coffee sets, ceramic tiles, Iznik tiles, and a large collection mosaic lights – hanging sets, desk lamps, and more.  The company ships from Florida, so that is certainly not an issue.  It is worth checking out for sure.

If your winter gloves are finally worn, consider replacing them with Wells Lamont cold weather gloves, with 3M Thinsulate. Very comfortable, very warm, and durable – all for about $14. Now that’s frugal!