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PennyRaine.com

I recently mentioned that I follow the blog of Penny Raine and enjoy her eBook collection, Creatively Simple.  She sent out a newsletter today announcing the arrival of 4 new eBooks.  These eBooks are “Best of” compilations from her newsletters and they do qualify for the 50% discount announced earlier this week.

In addition, she occasionally posts a FREEBIE on her web-site.  She has one there now and the title is 101 Ways to Save Money: Study Guide.  I downloaded it earlier today, but haven’t had a chance to take a look at it yet.  Since this blog is dedicated to frugal living, I thought you’d want to know about 101 ways to save money!  🙂

[Edited to add]  DUH!  It’s a good thing I usually double-check my published posts!  I forgot the link for Penny’s FREEBIE!  Here it is…PennyRaine.com.


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Macaroni Grill: Sign Up and Save

A hearty ~~THANK YOU~~ goes to Jill of Frugal Plus for posting about this!  I love Macaroni Grill!  And while it isn’t exactly cheap eats, it is (in my humble opinion) good eats.  So, a couple times a year (when I’m already in Greensboro), I sneak over and indulge. 🙂   In order to spare my budget just a little bit, I only order a cup of soup and a cheesecake.  Now, they give you free bread anyway. So, I get soup, bread, and a delicious dessert for less than the price of one entree.  Yum!  By the way, I don’t want any fruity stuff on my cheesecake.  I always ask for their chocolate ganache.  I love a good chocolate and I love a good cheesecake.  A good chocolate on a good cheesecake is my foodie version of  Heaven on earth!

OK, so here’s the deal, if you go here and sign up for the Mac Pack, they’ll send  you updates and special offers.  I’ve already registered and confirmed.  In my first official email, I received a coupon for a FREE appetizer.  So, next time I sneak over there, I’ll skip the soup, get the FREE appetizer, and enjoy my cheesecake!   I get to have my cake, and eat it too!  *giggle*

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Psst!  In case you were wondering, I do draw on the paper tablecloth.  Well, sometimes!  I usually prefer to play a word game.  Like where you think of a word or phrase (such a Macaroni Grill) and see how many words you can make out of it while waiting for your food to arrive.

Like this…

M A C A R O N I G R I L L

car, girl, cram, ram, grim, liar, rail, ail, air, groin, coin, man, can, ran, clam…

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Hancock Fabrics 3-Day Sale

Click here for the 3-Day Sale ad.  The sale starts TODAY and ends Thursday!

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This Week @ Hobby Lobby: Ad & Coupon

Click here for this week’s in-store ad.  It contains a coupon for 40% off the regular price of one item.  (Valid January 18 – January 23, 2010.)

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Malt ‘O Meal: Sign Up and Save

We already like to buy Malt ‘O Meal bagged cereals because of their great taste and low price.  So, it was nice to find out about their coupons.  Click here to sign up with Malt ‘O Meal cereals.  You can choose 1, 2, or all 3 of their special coupon offers when you sign up.

Thanks to Jill of Frugal Plus for mentioning this offer in her blog!

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Hancock Fabrics: 2-Day Martin Luther King Sale, 10% Off Coupon

Click here for the ad and coupon link.

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A.C. Moore: Weekly Ad, 40% Off Coupon, 50% Off Coupon (ONE DAY ONLY) and More! & Coupons

Click here for ad.

Click here for printable coupon page with 40% off regular price of one item; 50% off regular price of one item (Monday ONLY); 60% off custom framing order; and additional 25% off select clearance items (including Wedding, Baby, Gift Packaging, and Stamping Clearances).

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This Week @ Bath & Body Works: $3 Lucky Duck Deals, $10 Off $40 Coupon

Click here for the ad.

Exclusively Online: $3 Body Cream & Creamy Body Wash (ALREADY EXPIRED)

$10 off Any Purchase of $40 or More (1/17/10)
Limit one offer per customer. No substitutions. Offer valid for sale and regularly priced merchandise. To redeem the offer online, add $40 of merchandise to your shopping bag and enter promo code SALEFORTY at checkout. Printed coupon for in store redemption must be presented and surrendered at time of purchase. Offer valid at BathandBodyWorks.com and U.S. Bath & Body Works stores through 11:59 p.m. EST on January 17, 2010. Offer not valid at Bath & Body Works stores in Canada and Bath & Body Works outlet locations.

$3 Signature Collection Hair Care
Regularly $7.50. While supplies last. No substitutions. Offer valid at U.S. Bath & Body Works Stores and BathandBodyWorks.com through 11:59 p.m. EST on January 17, 2010. Offer not valid at Bath & Body Works stores in Canada and Bath & Body Works outlet locations.

$3 Select Home Fragrances (1/17/10)
Regularly up to $7.50. While supplies last. No substitutions. Selection may vary online and by store location. Offer only includes select Concentrated Room Sprays, select Home Fragrance Oils and select Scentportable units. Offer valid at U.S. Bath & Body Works stores and BathandBodyWorks.com through 11:59 p.m. EST on January 17, 2010. Offer not valid at Bath & Body Works stores in Canada and Bath & Body Works outlet locations.

Hello, Yellow Sale! Up to 50% Off Select Items Online & Up to 75% off Select Items In Stores  (1/17/10)
Selection may vary online and by store location. No substitutions. Offer valid at U.S. Bath & Body Works stores and BathandBodyWorks.com through 11:59 p.m. EST on January 17, 2010 or while supplies last. Offer not valid at Bath & Body Works stores in Canada and Bath & Body Works outlet locations.

Offers may not be combined with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Offers not redeemable for cash, gift certificates, gift cards, Egift cards or sale merchandise, nor are they valid toward previous purchases. The purchase of gift cards, Egift cards, gift certificates, gift wrap services, taxes and shipping and handling charges are not included in offers. Exclusions and/or purchase limitations may apply. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered or ineligible use of discounts and to modify or cancel this promotion due to system error or unforeseen problems. Subject to change without notice.

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Blog Recommendation: “Cents”able Momma

“Cents”able Momma (Helping You Be “Able” to Save Your “Cents”) is authored by a stay-at-home mother of two boys.  She began blogging in 2008 and has one of my favorite blog designs.  Her blog appears and functions much like a regular web site, which is a feature I desire to someday achieve (but obviously have not yet accomplished with this bare bones, easy-to-use, free WordPress theme).  On her site, she has a BEGINNERS page, which is obviously a great place to start for anyone who is new to the frugal lifestyle.  She also has an EARN MONEY page with a variety of ways to earn a little extra cash for doing something new, or making the most of something you already do.   Head on over and check it out!  She blogs about things that just don’t really enter my realm of knowledge, such as Meijer (which we don’t have in my area) and making money by transferring prescriptions (which I don’t do because insurance pays for our prescriptions).  Eventually, I want to branch out more, but there are only 24 hours in a day and I already spend many of them online as I get this blog (and other online ventures) going.  Did I ever mention that I tend to take on too much at one time?!?!  At this time of year, though, it is easy for me to spend so much time online because I for sure do not want to spend them outside in the bitter cold.  This is our 6th winter in VA (since moving back in ’04) and this one has been the absolute coldest so far.  Brrr!  I’m so glad it is usually much milder here!

By the way, I love the clever title and tag line of  “Cents”able Momma!  I originally wanted to call my own blog, Cents & “Cents”ibility.  But, when I searched the ‘Net to make sure I wasn’t infringing on someone else’s idea, I sadly discovered that someone else was, indeed, using it. *sigh* This prompted me to spend several hours (Yes, really!) trying to come up with another clever name.  Over and over and over again, my ideas were shot down as I discovered that someone else had already though of it. *big heavy sigh*  I finally decided to use alliteration.  For example, “Blog Barn” or “Frugal Frog” (not that frogs are frugal, but I like frogs) and had trouble even finding a unique idea within that framework.  I finally settled on Friendly Frugalista.  It wasn’t my first choice, or my second, or even my 50th.  But, at least no one else was already using it!  LOL!   So, there ya have it–honesty at its brutal best!  And an admission that there are actually a lot of people in the cyberworld who are just as clever as me! Hehe! And that reminds me, I’ve been meaning to find out how to get a copyright.  Hmmm!

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Blog Recommendation: Frugal Plus

Jill, a work-at-home mother of 7, has been blogging about savings for over 6 years, but I discovered her blog only recently.  She has some great deals listed on her blog, including a JCP coupon, a Filtrete rebate, and an Old Navy coupon.  She also recently reviewed the book, Once An Arafat Man, by ‘Taas Saada.  Check out her blog, Frugal Plus, for all of her coupons, freebies, giveaways, reviews, and more.

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