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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thrifty Tips for February 9th



I have mentioned this to several people I know, but I haven't really shared it during thrifty tips.  I LOVE EBATES. is a shopping site where you can earn while you buy.  Sign up for an account for free with, and when you shop at their participating store, you can get cash back quarterly. also has discount codes too.  You wont find all your stores there, but you'd be surprised at what you do find.  For example, my husband and I like to purchase colognes and perfumes through  If we order our perfumes at but first go through, not only will we get a great price on perfume, but we also will get a percentage of our purchase price back!  Right now that percentage is 12%!  Shopping through does not change the price of the item, it just gives you an added benefit of cash back.  Here is a small list of just a few of the other online stores you can shop at and get money back:  Kmart, Kohls, Red Envelope, Barnes & Noble, New Egg, Bath & Body Works, Gamestop and many, many more.  Check them out at the link below.  Oh, you can also get money for referring friends.  I think it is like $5 per friend.  I am not using a referral code here.  You can just head on over.  :)


Valentine's Day is coming soon, and really even if you feel it was a  holiday created for merchants, it is an awesome time to remember to tell and show the people in your life that you love them.  You also do not have to break the bank to do it, though I must admit, I sure do appreciate a little blingage here and there.  Here are a few things I found that you can make or do to share the love.  :)

Vintage Spool Valentine - I found this absolutely dear and sweet craft at where it was highlighted.  Thanks to their crediting Maize Hutton and a dash over to Flickr, I was able to locate the fabulous blog where it was originally posted.  This is absolutely a sweet way to pass a love note onto one of your loved ones.  Go follow this link, and the picture is all it is going to take to convince you. 

LINK:  Vintage Spool Valentine at Maize Hutton's Blog

Let's face it, cutie flowered pins are not for everyone, but I do not know of many people who do not LOVE chocolate covered or dipped strawberries.  Follow the link below for a simple recipe, and remember that there are lots of strawberries on sale.  Here are a couple of tips:  Dipping the strawberries can sometimes cause stems to break so feel free to also spoon and ladle chocolate over the strawberries and use a tooth pick to hold them during the process.  

LINK:  Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Love Coupons.  All you need is a printer for these dolls, and honestly if you don't have a printer, you can pick up some nice paper at the store and hand write some nice coupons to give to your spouse. These coupons of course are also great for the kids to give to mom and dad too, because you add the gift value.  Love, Actually blog has some great printables for this as well as ideas to put on your coupons.  Follow the link below to head over to their blog.

LINK:  Love Coupons


Head on over to Versace's Facebook page and give it a like for a sample of Versace Yellow Diamond.  This is another whiles supplies last so don't hold off too long!

LINK:  Versace Yellow Diamond

While supplies last, sign up for a free sample of Prai perfume for women.  

LINK:  Prai Perfume

Also available while supplies last are free samples of Lacoste cologne for men.

LINK:  Lacoste Cologne Sample

FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS has two downloads this week.  You can download "At Your Name" by Worship Central and "You Wont Relent/All Consuming Fire" by Rushworship.  Follow the link below.  Don't forget that you do need to be a member.

LINK:  iTickets Free Music Download

Members of New Release Tuesday can download the song "The Sound of Your Voice" by Jaci Valasquez off of her new album "Diamond" plus "Freedom is Rising" by Worth Dying  For from their new album "Live Riot."  New Release Tuesday also still has songs from Parachute Band and Andrew Greer.  Also this week only you can follow a link to Nine Lashes Facebook page where you can download their new song "Adrenaline."

LINK:  New Release Tuesday


Some days are better than others.  I do want to remind you that I am only posting cookbooks or books by Christian authors and publishing houses. Remember also that what is free today may not be free tomorrow.  Always look at the price BEFORE you download to be sure it is still free.

I love the compilation of recipes that you can get from Gooseberry Patch.  Right now Gooseberry Patch has a candy cookbook for download via AMAZON or BARNES & NOBLE has a fabulous download of 21 Valentine Craft Ideas For Kids.  Follow the link below and get those kids crafting.

LINK:  21 Valentine Craft Ideas For Kids



Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.99 lb
Rancher's Reserve Whole Beef Top Sirloin roast $2.99
Tender Asparagus (yep...tender) 97 cents lb
Safeway Farms Grape Tomatoes or Roma Red Tomatoes 99 cents lb
Whole Pork Shoulder Blade Roast Bone-In Sold in Bag $1.87 lb
Crisp Cucumbers 69 cents lb
Hot House Tomatoes $1.69 lb
Hass Avocados 99 cents lb
Organic russet Potatoes 99 cents lb

8 lb Bag Safeway Farms Navel Oranges $5
Dozen Roses $19.99
Fresh  Cut Tulips 10-stem Bunches $6.99
Blooming Tulips in a 6-inch pot $7.99
Blackberries, Blueberries or Strawberries 5.6 to 6 oz containers Blackberries or Blueberries or 1lb Strawberries $3.00


New York Strip Steak USDA choice, Bone-in, Beef Loin, Family Pack Limit 2 $4.67 lb
Smart Ones Entree Select Varieties 4.4 to 11.5 oz or TGI Friday's Entrees 12 oz $1.88
Ambrosia Apples 99 cents lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower 99 cents lb
Kiwi 3/99 cents
Organic Hass Avocados 99 cents
Asparagus $1.00 lb
Farmer John Bacon Select Varieties 12 oz Buy One at $3.72 get one at 27 cents
Kroger Butter Select Varieties 16 oz Buy One at $3.49 get one at 36 cents
Russet Potatoes 5 lb bag Buy One at $2.79 Get One at 10 cents
Fry's Large Eggs Grade AA, 12 ct Buy One at $1.70 and Get One at 26 cents
Private Selection Roses $17.77
Miniature Rose Duets in 6 Inch Pot $9.99


USDA Ribeye Steak Bone-In  Family Pack $4.77 lb
New Crop Strawberries 2 lb Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties $1.57 (limit 2)
Yoplait Yogurt 4-6 oz Select Varieties 10/$5
Ragu Pasta Sauce 16-24 oz 99 cents (limit 2)
Barilla Pasta 12-16 oz Select Varieties 99 cents (limit 2)
White Rain Shampoo or conditioner 12-18 oz Select Varieties 79 cents
Purex Ultra Liquid Detergent 50 oz or Fabric Softener 44 oz Select Varieties $1.99 (limit 2)
Doritos Tortilla Chips 11-11.5 oz Select Varieties 1/1 Free ($4.29)
Albertsons Sweet Relish 16 oz or Manzanilla Olives 5.75 oz 2/$3
Jennie-O Smoked Turkey or Eckrich super Lean cooked Ham (Deli) $3.99 lb
White Rain Body Wash 12 oz Select Varieties 89 cents
Dozen Rose Bunch Assorted Colors $17.77
Premium 4" Potted Mini rose Assorted Colors $4.99 Each
Fresh Cut Tulips 5 Stem Bunch $4.99 Each

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