Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Frugal Resolutions

Dear Diary,
Hope you had a great Christmas and here's to wishing you a most wonderful & frugal New Year. Looking back I can honestly say it's been a frugal year for the most part. Just this year alone I've used $1000 plus in coupons (on stuff we need and use I must add) and I've won prizes from contests probably well over the $2000 mark. Not quite sure cause I haven't added it all up yet. And that doesn't even account for all the free stuff I've received in the mail. That list is a lengthy one.
But on the other hand I haven't been in the work force so this coupon use & winnings make up for some for some of my previous earnings.
On another note, I just started doing some housekeeping. Perhaps there is a future in house cleaning for frugaldebb. I like cleaning but prefer cleaning other peoples houses rather than my own lol! If someone paid me to clean my own I would probably enjoy it so much more!
This coming year I resolve to be even more frugal if that's even possible lol! And I resolve to blog more and I know that's possible.
Hey Dear Diary did you get any great boxing day deals. Well if you didn't I sure did. I used this boxing day week to use up some gift cards from contest wins and got some great deals so I'm set for plenty of bd gifts this coming year. Can't tell you what I bought cause who knows who might be reading this. Also got a new printer which is helpful when dealing with contest release forms. And I'm planning on winning a lot. Also been sortin through my coupons and happened to find a bunch of glade sense & spray and sense and spray refills. Got a bunch of free ones yesterday at Walmart cause some of them were $5 off and the sale price at WalMart is $5 so FREE. Just paid the taxes and oh found another one I have to redeem before the New Year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas and a free book too!

Dear Diary,
Pardon my absence once again. We have lots of catching up to do. But I just wanted to take this moment to wish you a very Merry Christmas and share with you an offer I just discovered thanks to my frugal friends. So I'm sharing this with you.
I just ordered my free book and if you would like one too here you go. Consider it my Christmas gift to you.

Happy Reading

P.S. I ordered all 3 books; let's hope they all come!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Free Vaseline Sheer Infusion

Dear Diary,
Not gonna sit and chat about this too long. In fact it may already be gone. But hey it's worth a shot. Free Vaseline Sheer Infusion full size bottle. Hurry!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Free Tylenol from Living Well

Dear Diary,
Just in time for the holiday party season is a free offer you just may have a need for. It's for Tylenol Rapid Release Gelcaps and you can get a trial sample now from livingwell.ca
I'm anticipating a big demand for this one, so hurry and get yours before they're gone.

Also had to tell you about my Christmas tree from Ikea. It's everything I expected it to be and more! It looks awesome and the price was definitely right!

Oh and I won a prize from a Planet 51 contest; not exactly sure what I won at this point but I'll keep you informed. And ds won a $100 gift card to Athlete's World; and he doesn't know it yet cause he's at school.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Frugal Christmas Tree

Dear Diary,
Now that it's December, Christmas is really just around the corner. It seems like every year, I have plenty of time to prepare for Christmas and then December comes and it's like a roller coaster ride from there on... wee hang on for the ride.
I don't know where you get your tree, my dear diary, but we have picked up ours from our local Ikea for the past I don't know how many years. And to be honest we haven't had a bad one yet! Trees can be pricey but not at Ikea; they are just $20 no matter what size you get. The trees at Ikea are Balsam Fir; the only downside to them is that they are pre-wrapped with twine so you don't get the best view of your tree. However you can still tell if it's bushy or slender, tall or short. Oh and another good thing about these trees is that when you buy one you get a coupon for $20 off a $75 purchase the following year. (Coupon is redeemable from January 2 to February 28). And Ikea will also donate a portion of tree sales to Tree Canada.
Don't have an Ikea in your area, well that's tough luck I guess.