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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thrifty Tips for May 31, 2012 Wow is it really almost June?!



Last week my husband and I were on our second honeymoon in Carmel Highlands.  We enjoyed the ocean, the beach, lots of seafood (especially from the fish market) and of course shopping.  But when I talk about shopping, everyone who knows me knows that I am talking bargain shopping.  My husband realized that he really did not pack enough warm clothing and since we were going to be gone a week, I took that opportunity to suggest that we hit the thrift stores.  We did, and we found some great deals.  So I am taking this opportunity to tell you that you should totally look up thrift stores, second hand stores, and benefit stores when you vacation.  You could seriously stumble into some great finds AND you will also be doing something extra special for a good cause.  Once I caught site of sun dresses for, and I'm not kidding here $278, I knew that I was more than willing to check out their second hand stores.  I figured I would not only find a good deal, but I might get something REALLY sweet!  :)


John MacArthur's book Twelve Unlikely Heroes is available from now until June 20th.

LINK:  Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Check in at Garnier's Facebook page around noon EST today (5/31) for a free sample.  Love their products!

LINK:  Garnier Free Sample 

Olay has freebies every Friday on their Facebook page.  Be sure to drop by and find out the time and the freebie.  It can be anything from free samples to free music downloads.

LINK:  Olay Facebook Freebie Friday

While supplies last sign up for a free sample of Milk Bone Trail  Mix dog snacks.

LINK:  Milk Bone Trail Mix Dog Snacks

Get a free night video game rental from Redbox by texting TRYUS to 727272.  they will send you a code that will expire on 8/1.  My son loves trying games out with Redbox.  Find Redbox locations at the link below.  Remember that text messaging rates will apply.

LINK:  Redbox Locations


Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic is Celebrating  Disney's Madagascar with two Madagascar themed Build & Grow Clinics.  On Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th, the kids can build a monkey  powered plane.  Saturday's activity begins at 10:00 am and Sunday's begins at 2:00 pm.  Remember that you do need to register in advance.  While you are there you can also sign up for the other June activity.

LINK:  Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic 

Members of the military and up to three of their direct dependents can have free admission to Sea World, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place through the end of 2012.  Follow the link below for all the details.  I know that none of these parks are in Arizona, but if you are doing any summer traveling or have family members in the military who are, this is a great opportunity to get a well-earned thank you to our military and their families.

LINK:  Hero Salute 

From Memorial Day through Labor Day (September 3), Blue Star Museums is offering free admission to all active military and their families.  Follow the link below to see the participating museums in your area (30 in Arizona!).

LINK:  Blue Star Museums

FREE EBOOKS - Note that these books were free at the time of posting.  Always look at the price before downloading, because some books are only free for a limited time.

Secondhand Jesus - Trading Rumors of God for a firsthand faith by Glenn Packiam (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble) (

What Your Childhood Memories Say About You...and What You Can Do About It by Kevin Leman (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble) (

The Mysterious Epigenome by Thomas E. and James P. Gills (AMAZON)

A Hearth In Candlewood by Delia Parr (AMAZON)

Legacy Lane by Robin Lee Hatcher (AMAZON)

Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble)

To Love Anew (Sydney Cove Series #1) by Bonnie Leon (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble) (

Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills, book 1) by Kathleen Morgan (AMAZON)

A Very Special Delivery by Linda Goodnight (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble)

The Everything Food Allergy Cookbook: Prepare easy-to-make meals--without nuts, milk, wheat, eggs, fish or soy (Everything (Cooking)) by Linda Larsen (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble)

Composting Inside & Out by Stephanie Davies (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble)

Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Brownie & Bar Recipes from Gooseberry Patch (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble)

Organic Gardening Beginner's Manual by Julie Turner (AMAZON)

31 Low Card Breakfast Recipes by Ella Mentry (AMAZON)

35 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes by Jean Pardue (AMAZON)  -As one reviewer noted I want to make one thing clear.  It is not recommended to cook a whole chicken in a slow cooker.  There is a recipe for this.  I wouldn't use it.  The rest should be pretty awesome though.

Relentless A Novel (Dominion Trilogy #1) by Robert Parrish (AMAZON) (Barnes & Noble)


Forbes Magazine is available now at Rewards Gold.  Sign up for Rewards Gold, refer 3 friends to Rewards Gold and complete a Watch Survey and two reviews to qualify.  Rewards Gold is one of my favorite ways to get free magazines.  I do not know how long this particular deal will be available so check it out.

LINK:  Forbes Magazine Subscription



Whole Boneless Pork Loin Sold whole in the bag $1.99 lb
Fresh Whole Pork Shoulder blade Roast Bone-in Sold in the bag $1.87 lb
Fresh Safeway Drumsticks, thighs or leg quarters bone-in $1.19
Progresso Traditional or Rich & Hearty  Soup 18.5-19 oz 3/$4
Pure Protein or Balance Bar 1.76-2.01 oz Selected Varieties 99 cents
Ragu or Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce 16-24 oz Selected Varieties 8.5-19 oz $1.25
Marie Callenders or Healthy Choice Meals 8.5-19 oz Selected Varieties Excluding Steamers 4/$10
Pantry Essentials Milk Gallon, Whole, 2%, 1%, or Fat Free (limit 2) $1.57
Safeway Grape tomatoes 10 oz container 2/$3
Red or Green Seedless Grapes 87 cents lb
Navel Oranges 99 cents lb
Hass Avocados 4/$5

GREAT FLIER COUPONS (Just a sample of what you can find in the Safeway Flier)
Spam Luncheon Meat $2.49 (limit 5)
Rosarita Refried Beans 15-16 oz 89 cents
Pillsbury Cake or Traditional Brownie Mix 15.25-19.5 oz 99 cents (limit 3)
General Mills Cheerios 14 oz, Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs 18 oz, Coco Puffs 16.5 oz $1.99 (limit 4)
Nature Valley Granola Bars 6.7-8.9 oz $1.99 (limit 4)
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars 8 count or 12 Count Pop Tarts $1.99 (limit 4)
Mott's Apple Juice 64 oz $1.79 (limit 3)

FOUR DAY SALE (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
Deli Counter Turkey Breast $4.99 lb
Betty Crocker  Fruit Snacks 4.5-8oz Selected Varieties $1.49
Safeway Cranberry Cocktail Drinks 64 oz $1.79
12 Pack 7Up and A&W Select Varieties 4/$10
Tasty Catch Pink Salmon Fillet 1 lb Frozen $4.99 each
Frigo String Cheese 24 oz $5.99
Oscar Mayer Family Event - Oscar Mayer Select or Carving Board Lunch Meat, Beef or Angus Franks or Fun Pack Lunchables Buy 1/1 Free Equal or Lesser Value

Waterfront Bistro Large  Raw Shrimp $5 lb
20-Pack Coca-Cola 12 oz cans Selected Varieties $5 Each
Foster Farms Breaded Chicken Selections 20-33.6 oz Frozen Selected  Varieties $5 Each


General Mills Cereal Select Varieties 8.9-14 oz 3/$5
Ocean Spray Juice Select Varieties 64 oz or 4 ct 3/$5
Kellogg's Cereal Select Varieties 15-25.5 oz $1.99
Boneless Half Pork Loin $1.97 lb
Atlantic Salmon Fillets Fresh, Farm Raised Family Pack $4.88 lb
Fry's Milk Gallon, Whole, 2% Reduced Fat, 1% Lowfat or Nonfat, Gallon (limit 2) $1.57
Pepsi Soft Drinks 20 Packs Select Varieties $4.99
Chef Boyardee Pasta Select Varieties 7.5 oz cup or 14-15 oz can 88 cents
Nabisco Snack or Ritz Crackers Select Varieties 5.5-16 oz $1.99
Barilla Pasta Select Varieties 12-16 oz 10/$10
Michelina's Zap'ems Entrees Select  Varieties 7.5 oz 20/$10
Red Seedless Grapes 85 cents lb
Blueberries 6 oz 2/$3
Raspberries 2/$3
Blackberries 2/$3
Roma tomatoes 88 cents lb
Romaine, Boston, Red or Green Leaf  Lettuce $1
Bananas 57 cents lb
Zucchini or Yellow Squash $1 lb
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Select Varieties 8 oz Bar 2/$3


Sanderson Farms Split Breast, Drumsticks, Thighs or Leg Quarters Bone-in Jumbo Packs or Whole Body Fryers 99 cents lb
Atlantic Salmon Fillet Farm Raised $4.99 lb
New Crop Red or Green Seedless Grapes 88 cents lb
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties $1.57 (limit 2)
Albertsons Large Eggs 12 ct Grade AA $1
Albertsons Sandwich Bread 24 oz Select Varieties $1
Bar S Meat Franks 12 oz $1
Hunts Ketchup 24 oz $1
American Beauty Pasta 12-16 oz $1
Roma Tomatoes 99 cents lb
Broccoli Crowns 99 cents lb
Bulb Green Onions 2/$1
Premium Fuji Apples $1.29 lb

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