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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thrifty Tips for July 5, 2012



I found a great tip the other day at Get Rich Slowly.  A reader posted that instead of doing an envelope system for their monthly budget, they have purchased gift cards.  Seriously, what a great idea this is!  Think about it, if instead of putting a cash amount in the envelope, you purchase gift cards in that amount at the grocery store.  You will have the money in the gift cards at the ready for the purchases that you  need to make and you can also get the bonus gas discounts.  For example Fry's is offering double the fuel points for gift card purchases and on occasion they even offer four times the fuel points.  The money set aside each month still is gone when it is gone, but now you get that extra fuel points perk.


All of these samples were available at the time of my posting.  This can change at any time.

While supplies last sign up for a free sample of Meow Mix Pate Toppers.  If available, they will send you a coupon in the mail.

LINK:  Meow Mix Pate Toppers

This is a great sample to keep on hand.  While supplies last, sign up for Gas-X free sample of their Gas-X Slim Strips.

LINK:  Gas-X Samples

Watch the Purex video and get an opportunity at a free sample of Purex liquid detergent or UltraPacks.  The video takes about 15 seconds.

LINK:  Purex Sample


All these ebooks were free at the time of my posting.  Be sure to look at the price before you download.

Jenna's Cowboy: A Novel by Sharon Gillenwater (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

A Hearth In Candlewood by Delia Parr (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)

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

Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith (AMAZON)

Hide In Plain Sight by Mara Perry (AMAZON)

Making Waves: A Novel by Lorna Seilstad (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE

Love Finds You in Wildrose, ND by Tracey Bateman (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE

Broken Things by Andrea Boeshaar (AMAZON)

Indescribable: Encountering the Glory of God in the Beauty of the Universe by Louie Giglio and Matt Redman (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)

Salads For Every Season - 25 Salads From Earthbound Farm by Myra Goodman (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

A  Love Affair With Hummus - Classic and Delicious Hummus Recipes by Rachel Lane (AMAZON)

Heiress by  Susan May Warren (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Original BBQ Recipes by  Jeff Slankard (AMAZON)

The Simple Dollar by Trent Hamm (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Elisha's Bones by Don Hoesel (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The 7-Day Doubt Diet by Renee Swope (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Touchdown Treats!  Quick and Easy Dip and Cheese Ball Recipes for a Winning Party by Ann Chambers (AMAZON)

Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Brownie & Bar Recipes from Gooseberry Patch (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Love Me If You Must by Nicole Young (AMAZON)

Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot (AMAZON)

Priced To Move by Ginny Aiken (AMAZON)

Design On A Crime by Ginny Aiken (AMAZON)

Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Invisible by Lorena McCourtney (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)

Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)

Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradises by Joyce Magnin (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Goodness Gracious Green by Judie Christie (Green Series #2) (BARNES & NOBLE) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)


If you are a fitness fan, you might want to head over to Rewards Gold to get in on an opportunity for a free subscription to Shape magazine.  If you are already a member, you are asked to refer two friends and usually do a quick survey or product review.  For new members you are asked to sign up and do reviews or surveys.  It usually takes less than 15 minutes.  Also you often get other chances at magazine subscriptions once you join. 
LINK:  Rewards Gold  Free Shape Magazine Subscription

Rewards Gold is also offering a free subscription to Brides Magazine.  Refer two friends, do a survey and also one review.  It is really simple.  If you know a future Bride you might want to send them this way while the subscription lasts.

LINK:  Rewards Gold Brides  Magazine Subscription

New baby?  Sign up while supplies last for seven free issues of Parents magazine.
LINK:  Parents Magazine 7 issues

American Baby is a great magazine for new parents.  I relied on it heavily when I was a new mom.  If you'd like a free subscription, follow the link below.  Available while supplies last.
LINK:  American Baby Magazine Subscription
I believe Living The Country Life is a quarterly magazine so if you sign up, do not be upset if it doesn't come right away.  It really has some great information especially for those interested in gardening.  Follow the link below.  Again, this is available while supplies last.
LINK:  Living The Country Life
Another free magazine for parents is Baby Talk.  Sign up now while they are still available.
LINK:  Baby Talk

Rewards Gold is also offering Newsweek magazine.  If you are already a member you can still do all the activities to get rewards.

LINK:  Newsweek Magazine Subscription

Rewards Gold has another great opportunity.  This is for Town & Country Magazine.  I actually have never tried this one, but it looks pretty awesome.  Same rules apply.  It is a three year subscription and took me about 15 minutes to earn.
LINK:  Rewards Gold Town & Country Magazine


FreeCCM has some great Christian music downloads.  Right now you can download their 10 Free Songs of Summer which includes songs from Jonny Diaz, Skillet, Heather Williams, Phil Wickham, Derek Webb, Sara Groves, The Afters, Addison Road, Ashes Remain and Disciple.  You can also download music from Out of Hiding, David Gaulton, Sarah MacIntosh, Charles Billingsly, Dave Barnes and Anthony Evans.  You do need to be a member.  Just follow the link below.

LINK:  FreeCCM Free Christian Music



Whole Boneless Pork Loin Sold Whole in the Bag $1.88 lb
Fresh Safeway Drumsticks, Thighs or Leg Quarters Bone-in 99 cents lb
Pantry essentials Milk Gallon Whole, 2%, 1%, or Fat Free $1.57 (limit 2)
Yoplait Yogurt 4-6 oz Selected Varieties 10/$5
Marie Callender's or Healthy Choice Meals 8.5-19 oz Excludes Steamers 4/$10
Crisp Celery 99 cents lb
Sweet Strawberries 1 lb container $1.99 each
Navel Oranges 99 cents lb
Crisp Cucumbers or Green Bell Peppers 2/$1
Organic Red Raven Plums $1.49 lb
On the Vine Cluster Tomatoes 99 cents lb
Sweet  Yellow Peaches 77 cents lb


USDA Choice Petite Sirloin  Steak Boneless Buy 1/2 Free Regular $8.99 lb
New Crop blueberries 18 oz 2/$4 (limit 2)
Kellogg's Cereal 9-15 oz Select Varieties $1.88
Prego Pasta Sauce 23.5-24 oz $1.49 (limit 2)
Doritos 10.5 to 11.5 oz Select Varieties $1.99 each (when you buy 3)
Coffee-mate Flavored Creamer 32 oz Select  Varieties $2.149 (limit 2)
Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallon Select Varieties $3.99 
Powerade Sports Drink 32 oz Select Varieties 58 cents (limit 10)
Barilla Pasta 12-16 oz Select Varieties 99 cents (limit 2)
Michelina's Entrees 4.5-9.5 oz Select Varieties 88 cents
Sweet Honeydew Melon 59 cents lb
Large Tropical Mangos 2/$1
Prima Nectarines 99 cents lb
Albertsons Large Eggs 12 ct AA 88 cents (limit 4)
Sanderson Farms Fresh Split Chicken  Breasts, Drumsticks, Thighs, Leg Quarters or Whole Fryer Jumbo packs 99 cents lb
Fresh Leaf Lettuce Red, Green or romaine $1.19 each
Large Hass Avocados 4/$5


Hebrew National Beef Franks Select Varieties 11-12 oz 2/$5
Sweet Corn 6/$1
Zucchini or Yellow Squash 88 cents lb
Red Tomatoes on the  Vine 97 cents lb
Raspberries 6 oz 97 cents 
Kroger Cheese Select Varieties 6-8 oz $1.79 
Bananas 57 cents lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower 99 cents lb

Fry's also has a great sale where you buy 10 participating products and save $3 now and $2 later.  The discount I list reflects the savings

Minute Maid Orange Juice 59 oz $1.99

Kraft Barbecue Sauce 17.5-18 oz 49 cents
Ore-Ida Potatoes Frozen Select Varieties 19-32 oz $1.99
Hungry-Man Dinners Select Varieties 13.1-17 oz $1.49
Ritz Crackers Select Varieties 7.5-16 oz $1.69
Ragu Pasta Sauce Select Varieties 16-26 oz $1.47
Purex  Laundry Detergent Select Varieties Liquid 60-72 oz $2.99

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