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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Thriftiness



Don't forget that this weekend is 50% off at Goodwill! Keep tabs on Goodwill because as Christmas shopping takes place things will be coming and going like crazy there. Also be sure to head there after Christmas too!


Check out this amazing link to Family Fun. There are lots of awesome printables that will delight the whole family. The kids can put together printable Christmas villages, Christmas ornaments, Tree toppers and lots of activities.

LINK: Printable Christmas Activities

LINK: Printable Christmas Coloring Pages

LINK: More Printable Christmas Cards and Activities


This will go fast. Fancy Feast has a lovely Christmas ornament available right now for free on their site. When they are gone, they are gone. Head to their Facebook page now.

LINK: Fancy Feast Ornament

On December 16th Burger King will be giving away free $1 value sizes of their brand new french fries.

LINK: Burger King Free Fries

Free therapeutic sulfur mask sample at Acne Free's Facebook page.

LINK: Acne Free


Like Coffee-Mate on Facebook, and you can print a coupon for 75 cents off a purchase. I am not a coupon printer which is why I am happy to say that if you aren't either, you can ask them to mail it to you. You do this by hitting the help button on the print page. They are only giving out I think 1000 coupons so hurry.

LINK: Coffee-Mate Coupon


Free pdf of Paula Deen's Holiday Hosting Guide

LINK: Paula Deen

Free pdf from of 18 Homemade Christmas Decorations.

LINK: 18 Homemade Christmas Decorations

The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare (Amazon Kindle)

Mary's Son - A Tale Of Christmas by Darryl Nyznyk (Amazon Kindle)

Book of Days by James Rubart (Amazon Kindle)

Lie Down In Green Pastures by Debbie Viguie (Amazon Kindle) Throughout the months the other two books in this series have been offered for free. I hope you picked them up. This is the third in the series.

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by Joyce Magnin (Amazon Kindle)

Eye Of The God by Ariel Allison (Amazon Kindle)

A Measure Of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling (Nook) (Amazon Kindle)

Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan (Amazon Kindle)

Stuck In The Middle by Virginia Smith (Amazon Kindle)

Hide In Plain Sight by Marta Perry (Amazon Kindle)

Invisible (Ivy Malone Mystery Series book 1) by Lorena McCourtney (Amazon Kindle)


Snow Globe by Matt Wertz is available at

Stellar Kart "Rescue," Decyfer Down "Over My Head," Mike Farris "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," Addison Road "Show Me Life," Chasen "Airplanes," The Choir "Word Inside The Word," Andy Cherry "Revival's Fire," and Sara Groves "Obsolete" are all available for free download now at FreeCCM. Also if you haven't noticed on our blog, FreeCCM also has ten free songs for you for Christmas! The songs include: Laura Story "Faithful God" and "Emmanuel," MercyMe "The Generous Mr. Lovewll" and "Gloria," Phil Wickham "God Of Our Salvation" and "The First Noel," Sara Groves "Obsolete" and "Silent Night," and Shane & Shane "Lift Up The Light" and "Oh Holy Night." Follow this link for those downloads.

Get free music samplers from Tooth & Nail, Solid State and BEC. All you have to do is head over to the website and like the label of your choice via Facebook (pick all if you like). After that you can download a zip file of all of their summer samplers for 2011. Artists include The Almost, Emery, I Am Empire, Thousand Foot Krutch, Underoath, Haste The Day, Jeremy Camp, Kutless, Bebo Norman and more.

LINK: Tooth & Nail Free Music


I have been trying to share gifts that you can make each week. This week for the cook, I will share some rub recipes. Be sure to check back next week for vinegar and oil recipes.

World Market has great magnet storage tins and regular tins. Check them our here. These make a great container for a fabulous rub. has an awesome recipe for All-Purpose Spice Rub.

I found a great Shoarma Spice Mix recipe at You definitely will want to check it out. You can use this with so many different meats. also has an unbelievable Gyro Spice Mix recipe. Hot and spicy but SOOOOOO good!

I love Cajun blackened fish and chicken. This Cajun Blackened Spice Mix recipe from CD Kitchen would actually make a great gift for myself. :)

This Carolina BBQ Rub from will definitely please a BBQ enthusiast.

I have a Jamaican Jerk Rub recipe that is amazing, but I do not have a perfect way to figure out how to make it in a jar. After hunting around, I found a fabulous Jamaican Jerk Rub jar recipe at Better Homes and Gardens.

Lastly be sure to check out this Smokey Spice Rub recipe at Woman's Day.



Blackberries 6 oz $1.00
Fry's Milk 1/2 Gallon. Whole, 2%, Reduced Fat, 1% Low Fat or Skim - 88 cents (limit 4)
Fry's Large AA eggs 12 ct 99 cents (limit 2)
Kroger Value Boneless Skinless chicken Breasts or Tenderloins $1.67 lb
Oroweat Bread 24 oz 2/$4.00
Kellogg's Cereal Select Varieties 10-17 oz $1.88
Chef Boyardee Pasta 88 cents
Hunt's Tomatoes, Past or Sauce 12-15 oz 88 cents
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars 8 count or Pap Tarts 12 count $1.99
T-bone Steak $4.77 lb
Boneless Beef Roast Sale USDA Choice Bottom Round, Eye of Round, Top Round Sirloin Tip, Chuck or Shoulder 50% off
Fry's Sandwich Bread 24 oz 4/$5.00
Kroger cottage Cheese, Sour Cream or Dip 24 oz $1.99 (the onion dip is amazing!)
Roma Tomatoes 99 cents pound (Roma tomatoes actually have more tomato and less water so you really get more for your money with these)
Bartlett or Anjou Pears 99 cents lb
Romaine, Green or Red Leaf Lettuce or Bunch Spinach 99 cents each
Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Red or Golden Delicious Apples 99 cents pound
Organic Gala or Fuji 99 cents pound


Whole Pork Shoulder Blade Roast $1.29 lb
Hass Avocados 2/$1.oo
Navel Oranges 8 lb bag $3.99 each
Chobani Greek Yogurt 10/$10 6 oz
Dairy Essentials or Dairy Glen Milk Gallon Whole, 2%, 1%, or Fat Free $1.57 (limit 2)
Whole or Sliced Mushrooms 8 oz 99 cents each
Green Zucchini 99 cents lb
Kiwi Fruit 3/99 cents
Cucumbers 2/$99 cents
Yellow OInions 2 lbs 99 cents
Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit 2/99 cents
Red Seedless Grapes 99 cents lb
Roma Red Tomatoes 99 cents lb


Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.77 lb
Cuties Clementine Tangerines 5 lb box $2.99
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties $1.57 (limit 2)
Petite Sirloin Steak 1/2 free $7.99 lb
Assorted Pork Chops $1.77 lb
USDA Shoulder Roast Boneless $5.99 lb 1/1 Free
USDA London Broil Boneless $5.99 lb 1/1 Free
Pork Loin chops Bone in $4.29 lb 1/1 Free
Large California Navel Oranges 99 cents lb
Purple Eggplant 99 cents lb (recipe for eggplant parmigiana)
Zucchini, Yellow or Grey Squash 99 cents lb

There is also a great buy 8 and save $4.00 sale
When you buy 8 participating items you can pay these low prices
Kraft Handi Snacks Pudding 49 cents
Cool Whip Topping 12 oz $1.49
Kraft Deluxe, Velveeta Cheesy Skillets or dinners 10.8 or 15.5 oz $1.49
General Mills Cereal Select Varieties 8.9 to 12 oz $1.49
Nature Valley Granola Bars 6 count $1.49
Stove Top Stuffing Mix 99 cents 6 oz
Coffee Mate Flavored Crfeamer 32 oz $2.79 (you can print out that printable coupon above too)
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa 8 count 99 cents

1 comment:

AudreyO said...

I chuckled at the free fries at Burger King offer. I haven't eaten at a Burger King in at least a year or maybe two. My daughter today said "mom I have a buy one get one free for Whoppers" so.... for lunch today I had a Whopper...not sure it was worth the several hundred calories, but I at the whole thing :)