Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thrifty Tips for May 9, 2013
Last weekend I posted my Saturday pick up from the Bountiful Baskets food co-op, and lots of my friends on Facebook and off asked about it. I realized it has been a couple of years since I brought it up so I am bringing it up again. When you join the co-op you get the opportunity to buy in on the week's pick up of fruits and vegetables plus additional items that you can purchase. You can sign up for a 50/50 fruit and vegetable combination or go for an organic basket (I usually just stick with the regular). In addition, there are opportunities to buy large quantities of other items like breads, tortillas, coconut oil and more. The site is very easy to navigate and there is participation spots all over Arizona from Anthem to Yuma and in between. You order between Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening and pick up on Saturday at the location required. Learn more by going to the website. Follow this link to learn more. PS - Bountiful Baskets is available in some other states.
Friday, May 10th is free National Public Gardens Day. Now this may not sound amazing to you, but if you took a good look at the gardens you can visit, for free on this day, you just might change your mind. Visit the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix or Tohono Chul in Tucson. The free admission tickets are thanks to Better Homes and Gardens and the American Public Garden Association. Follow this link to get your link to participating gardens and your tickets. It looks like you can get up to ten tickets. Not a bad way to maybe spend a day with the home-school group.
Treat mom to a free breakfast at IKEA on Mother's Day from restaurant opening until 11:00 am. Hey, I'm a mom, and if I don't have to cook, I'm happy. I'll take a free meal anywhere.
Dad's, teachers, grandparents or even older siblings can help fill out this sweet All About Mom printable from Tip Junkie. It provides mom with a great snapshot of life with her little ones.
Coupons are also a pretty awesome gift for mom. I recently relocated some that my son gave me and although I haven't used them all yet, they have no expiration date so I intend to. :) There is a great printable at Homemade Gifts Made Easy. Just scroll down a bit at this link.
Can't set up a getaway for mom on Mother's Day? You can give her that feeling with breakfast in bed and a room service order. Set up a menu for mom to choose her breakfast treats and print out this cute door hanger for her to write her choices on and hang on the door when she heads to bed. So very sweet!
The kids can also make a really cute felt flower pot via this tutorial. Felt is very inexpensive and these flowers will last a good long time.
FREE EBOOKS (These ebooks were free at the time of my posting. Be sure to check the price before you download because that can change quickly)
Through The Fire (First Responders Book #1) by Shawn Grady (AMAZON) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (BARNES & NOBLE)
The Last Disciple by Hank Hanegraff and Sigmund Brouwer (AMAZON) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (BARNES & NOBLE)
An Untamed Land (Red River of the North Book #1) by Lauraine Snelling (AMAZON) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (BARNES & NOBLE)
The How-To Book on Creating a Beautiful Container Garden by Jonah Green (AMAZON)
Eating Clean to Stay Young by Emma Madison (AMAZON)
FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS
FreeCCM has three free downloads available right now including songs from Todd Agnew and The Afters.
NoiseTrade is offering a possible free download of Matt Maher's "Burning In My Soul." There are two ways that this can work. You can tip Matt for the song from $1 up to $25 or spread the word about this song and download via Twitter or Facebook and get the song for free.
USDA Choice Ribeye, T-Bone or New York Steak any size package 50% off regular retail
Split Chicken Breasts, Thighs, Drums or Leg Quarters 99 cents lb
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties (limit 2) $1.79
Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops $1.99 lb
Red Ripe Strawberries 3 lb Package $2.97 (limit 2)
Fresh Whole Boneless Pork Loin sold Whole in the Bag $1.99
Yoplait Yogurt 4-6 oz Selected Varieties 10/$5
Sweet White Corn 4/$1
Red Potatoes Bulk 69 cents lb
Safeway Farms Whole or Sliced White Mushrooms 8oz Package 2/$3
Country Time Drink Mix, Kool-Aid or Tang, Select Varieties 10-12 ct or 6-8 qt 10/$10
Kroger Value Boneless Chicken Breasts or Thighs, Fresh USDA Inspected $1.77 lb (limit 4)
Dulcinea Mini Seedless Watermelon 99 cents each (limit 4)
Blue Bell Ice Cream 64 oz $3.99
Fry's Large Eggs Grade AA 88 cents