Family Dollar

Here are a few highlights for this weeks Family Dollar ad. To get the complete list of match-ups, check Just Trying To Save Money.

***Special Note for Family Dollar***
Family Dollar accepts manufacturer coupons, Internet printable coupons and Family Dollar store coupons. You can also combine a manufacturer coupon with a Family Dollar coupon as long as they are used for the items listed on the coupons and that neither coupon states that it can not be combined with other offers. Check out more about Family Dollar here.

Looking for certain coupons? Just don’t have the time to cut coupons? Then you need to check out Coupon Dede! Purchase just the coupons your want, pre-cut and in your hands in just a few days! For whole inserts check out The Q Hunter! [click to continue…]

Join Fobango (beta) and you could win a free couch!

Fobango is a fun and easy way to navigate through the best values and selections on goods that turn a house into a home. Join the social shopping revolution and build your nest for less!
Excuse me, did someone say social and shopping?  As in, shopping  socially?  Sign me up!  I can share my thoughts, and opinions, and photos?  Yes, pleaseandthankyouverymuch!

Fobango is a social shopping experience designed for today’s digital people.  Share photos, write reviews and talk with furniture and home decor enthusiast. You can shop with your friends or even make new friends. Saving was never more fun!” There are all kinds of activities on Fobango that you can use  through a unique profile like photo sharing, community forums, Fobango blogs and guest blogger posts, user reviews, etc.  Reviews.  Let others hear what you have to say.  I like to share my feelings, as if you didn’t know!  [click to continue…]

Be a National Consumer Panelist now!

The National Consumer Panel is still hiring!

If you like to voice out your opinions about today’s products and earn great rewards, then joining this program is for you! As a panelist, you can earn valuable points, which are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toy, gift cards, and more. [click to continue…]

How to ensure you will never, ever mow the lawn again.

Or at least not anytime soon. 

Step 1: Mow lawn.  You can do a little or a lot.  Be real, though.  I mean, you don’t want to make it obvious or anything.

Step 2: Clog up the pipe-y, tube-y thingy that tunnels the grass clippings into the bagger um…well, bags. 

Step 3: Seek out your spouse, and have him (or her) unclog the tube-y, pipe-y thingy. 

Step 4: Continue mowing, careful not to miss too many spots (no one is perfect)

Step 5: Be sure to go really close around the blueberry bushes.  Get really close to make sure you get a nice, clean trim.

And here’s where you ensure that you will never, not ever, drive the tractor again to mow the lawn. [click to continue…]

FREE Daily Tips for Frugal Living


Because we women manage our household finances, why not read some money-saving tips and financial how-tos to enrich your life. Join Learnvest and get free frugal living tips so that you can afford your dreams and start building your wealth. [click to continue…]

Free Activities this Weekend


This weekend there are many free activities to keep our families entertained!

AC Moore: Saturday August 20th
1:00 pm until 3:00 pm – Julie Comstock Laliberi Hair Accessorie Demo

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store: Saturday August 20th
11:00 am until 1:00 pm Xyron Back-to-School Make It-Take It
1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Jesse James & Pepperell Braiding: Jewelry demo

Kidtoons Films: Various times throughout the weekend
Watch Candyland: The Great Lollipop Adventure – a family friendly movie with a family friendly price! [click to continue…]

Back to School- Do you still use Grills and Smokers after summer ends?

I love using our grill.  Barbeque.  Whatever you call it, I love me some freshly grilled anything.  Just last night, I marinated chicken and veggies in light italian dressing and garlic (a recipe I found on via our friend Jonny) and made kebabs alternating the chicken and chunks of pineapple.  Oh, my stars.  Yummy.   We do tend to grill a LOT more fresh veggies, and even fruits on occasion, in the summer months, but we do grill year round here at the Bargains household.  Poor Mr. Bargains has even had to stand outside in sleet to grill our dinners (I have a knack for setting the grill on FIRE).  I love the whole idea of grilling- there’s something fun, relaxing- casual about it.

Sadly, but typical for our luck, we’ve not had the best luck with the grills we’ve purchased.  We’ve tried so many brands but they all seem to just break within a few years.  I have heard that Weber Gas Grills are a good quality (huh.  Jonny, mentioned above, he’s a great cook and he JUST got one of these on this summer!! Coincidence?)  Maybe that’ll be our next grill purchase- but our current grill isn’t broken nor falling apart (knock wood).   I LOVE this copper colored one!

Before we make a new grill purchase, and something I’ve always wanted, is one of those Brinkman smokers- my parents had one at the lakehouse and I love the whole idea of it.  Plus, you can smoke something outside and not make your entire house smell like its, well, a smokehouse.  I bet my husband could smoke his bluefish in one without making me be bothered at all!  [click to continue…]

American Girl Hosts Cecile & Marie-Grace Charity Ball August 29th in Boston & Other Cities

Cécile & Marie-Grace Charity Ball

You and your girl can be among the first to celebrate our newest historical characters—Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner! Your girl is invited to wear her fanciest dress to this benefit party inspired by the costume balls of 1850s New Orleans. Enjoy a delicious meal, learn ballroom dance steps, make fun crafts, and more! Plus, a portion of the proceeds from this event helps support after-school programming at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans.

Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.  [click to continue…]