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Target College Registry

May 13, 2015
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Target College Registry

My youngest daughter is heading to college in August, and this week we received her welcome packet. In it is the list of “suggested” items the school believes incoming freshman will need to live in the dorm. Having already sent one child off to college, I know a bit better. And I know how handy it could have been to have had a college registry set up before that first one left. Our family members were very gracious is wanting to buy things for our daughter’s dorm room, but some of them were sadly out of touch with today’s...

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6 Frugal Beauty Tips

May 12, 2015
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6 Frugal Beauty Tips

As I was getting ready to go out recently–fixing my hair and putting on makeup–it dawned on me that much of my beauty routine truly reflects my frugal lifestyle. I mean I’m not brushing my teeth with raw baking soda to save money, or making my own soap from leftover fat. But since starting the Suddenly Frugal blog in 2007 (anniversary coming up on 6/6/15), I have gathered a number of frugal beauty tips. Some I’ve shared with you in the past; others I have not. I figured now was a great time to revisit some of those ideas,...

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10 Mother’s Day 2015 Freebies

May 5, 2015
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10 Mother’s Day 2015 Freebies

Did you know that Mother’s Day, always the second Sunday in May, is the most popular day of the whole year to dine out? Half of all Americans will treat mom to a meal on Mother’s Day 2015. In fact, says the National Restaurant Association, “dinner the most popular meal period to dine out, and that six in 10 consumers who plan to celebrate the occasion by dining out will do so at a relaxed, casual dining restaurant.” Turns out dining out is one of the things that mom wants on Mother’s Day. According to the annual Ebates...

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5 Cinco de Mayo Freebies for 2015

May 4, 2015
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5 Cinco de Mayo Freebies for 2015

Coming on the heels of one of my favorite calendar days–May the 4th, as in May the Fourth (force) be with you aka Star Wars day–is Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May. Cinco de Mayo commemorates a Mexican victory over France. So that means that most of the celebrations center around something Mexican, usually Mexican food. This year a number of places are offering Cinco de Mayo freebies. I’ve rounded up 5 of these offers. Hope you can partake of at least one of these cinco Cinco de Mayo freebies on May 5, 2015. 1. Taco Bell...

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Second Guessing thredUP for Frugality

April 27, 2015
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Second Guessing thredUP for Frugality

Now that I've used thredUP a number of times, I'm second guessing its viability as a moneymaker--for me! Turns out I'm not the only one disappointed in the online consignment shop site.

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Free Stuff for National Pretzel Day 2015

April 24, 2015
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Free Stuff for National Pretzel Day 2015

Here are 5 offers for free stuff and more for National Pretzel Day 2015 from Philly Pretzel Factor, Pretzelmaker and more.

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Post-Earth Day 2015 Freebies and Deals

April 23, 2015
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Post-Earth Day 2015 Freebies and Deals

Even though Earth Day 2015 was on April 22, I've found four offer--call them post Earth Day 2015 deals--that give you something for free or at a discount in celebration of this green holiday.

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Tax Day 2015 Freebies and Deals

April 15, 2015
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Tax Day 2015 Freebies and Deals

I've put together info on 10 tax day 2015 freebies and deals. Some are good today only, 4/15/15. Others are happening later this week!

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Great Deal on Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Today

March 31, 2015
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Great Deal on Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Today

Find out how you can get Baskin Robbins ice cream today for only $1.31. Hint: it's for the 31st day of the month, something that will occur five more times this year.

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Free Rita’s 2015 for Freebie Friday

March 19, 2015
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Free Rita’s 2015 for Freebie Friday

More than 600 locations will be giving away water ice for free Rita's 2015. Use #‎RitasFirstDayofSpring‬ to get more information on social media.

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