Try a Health Club Gym Membership for Free

June 12, 2012
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Try a Health Club Gym Membership for Free

To me health club membership are like car purchases–you should be able to test drive them before signing on the dotted line. If you’re considering joining a 24 Hour Fitness club near you, check this out: by clicking through my affiliate link, you can get a free 7-day gym membership pass for 24 Hour Fitness. That’s a week for free. If at the end of the week you’re not satisfied, you don’t have to join. (Note: If you go through the 24 Hour Fitness site for a free pass, it’s for 3 days only.) FYI, whenever I’ve test driven...

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Kids Eat Free at Chili’s in June

June 10, 2012
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Kids Eat Free at Chili’s in June

Once again you can get a free meal for your kids at Chili’s, when you purchase an adult entree. This kids eat free deal runs Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, Jun 13. You can print the coupon here, and bring it with you to your local Chili’s location. Not surprising, this deal has a few fine print details. You are allowed two kid meals per table only. However, you are allowed to redeem the coupon multiple times during the June 11-13 period. Enjoy!    

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Suddenly Frugal’s Freebie Friday (June 8-14, 2012)

June 8, 2012
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Suddenly Frugal’s Freebie Friday (June 8-14, 2012)

Are you following me on Twitter? I am @suddenlyfrugal  You should, as I will often update deals via my Twitter feed if it’s too late to make the next day’s blog. Please tell all of your frugal friends to find me on Twitter, too. Or, at the very least, to “like” Suddenly Frugal on Facebook! I’m on Pinterest, too, if you are as well!

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5th Anniversary Flashback

June 7, 2012
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5th Anniversary Flashback

Yesterday was Suddenly Frugal’s 5th anniversary, and I just remembered that today. It’s hard to believe that five years ago yesterday (June 6, 2007), I posted my first piece on the Suddenly Frugal blog. I started this blog because, suddenly, our family had to live frugally, after life threw us a financial curve ball. Here is a snippet from what I wrote in that first post:

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VIDEO: 5 Ways to Save $500 a Month

June 5, 2012
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Here is a link to my FOX 25 in Boston segment on the 5 ways you can save $500 a month. Thanks for watching! As an addendum I just discovered that my information about Staples ink recycling is wrong. Well, the amount you can earn each month is correct–$20. It’s just you get $2 per ink cartridge, up to 10 per month. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.  

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5 Ways to Put $500 Back in Your Monthly Budget

June 4, 2012
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5 Ways to Put $500 Back in Your Monthly Budget

With summer practically here, you may be looking for ways to free up some cash to enjoy summer activities with your friends and family. That’s why I’ve revisited some of my original frugal roots to come up with these 5 ways to put $500 back in your pocket this month. These tips are a good reminder if you’ve fallen off the frugal wagon or never hitched a ride.

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Get Wax Out of Clothing

June 1, 2012
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Get Wax Out of Clothing

Last fall our area was hit with both Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. In less than a month’s time, we’d lost power for days on end. Once the sun went down, we needed candles to light our way. While we were careful never to leave the candles unattended, lest we risk a fire, at one point we had so many candles going that knocking some over was inevitable. Which is what happened one evening as we were closing up for the night. It wasn’t until the next morning, when we were in daylight once again, that I was...

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Party Invitation Infographic

June 1, 2012
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Party Invitation Infographic

Cool infographic about invitations, courtesy of Staples, in time for party season. While it explains the origin of RSVP, it does not mention the percentage of people who refuse to RSVP to invitations, a pet peeve of mine. I’m guessing the current non-RSVP rate is about 75%!

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Freebie Friday (June 1-7, 2012)

June 1, 2012
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Freebie Friday (June 1-7, 2012)

Happy June! Happy Friday! Now onto your freebies! FREE FOOD Today is National Doughnut Day. That means free doughnuts! Visit a Pizza Patron location on Tuesday, June 5th from 5pm to 8pm, order your pizza in Spanish—Pizza, Por Favor–and you’ll get a free pepperoni pizza with your paid order of another pizza, while supplies last. You’ll find Pizza Patron locations mostly in the South and the West. Get a free drink and free curly fries at Arby’s when you purchase a Market Fresh sandwich or wrap. You’ll need to print this coupon to get this freebie. Between now and...

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Free Doughnut Day June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012
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Free Doughnut Day June 1, 2012

Friday, June 1st, is National Doughnut Day. Normally, I would just mention this freebie in my regular Freebie Friday post. However, since there are a handful of doughnut shops nationwide participating in this freebie giveaway, I’m writing this post as its own Suddenly Frugal’s Freebie Friday post. I hope you’ll be able to take advantage of at least one of these giveaways today. Participating Dunkin Donuts shops, which will give you a free donut with a beverage purchase. This is at participating locations only, so check this list of local shops to find out if a Dunkin Donuts near...

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