Buying for Charity

I know I’ve posted before about how I give away some of the great deals I find to charity. But I came across a great blog called Coupon Cravings. She had this great giveaway about how much could you buy at CVS for just $5 for charity. I wanted to post about it earlier, but I was kinda busy so it ended before I could.

I think this is an awesome idea so it inspired me today. I already had plans to get the Pert Plus shampoo and Sure deodorant that is B1G1F this week. I bought 18 bottles of Pert Plus and 6 Sure and my grand total was a -.63! I had to buy a candy to get my total over 0, and it was a whopping 20 cents! I have NEVER done that well before. I normally have a $1 or right around a dollar total or higher. I was psyched! I promise I didn’t clear the shelves and left plenty for other shoppers so please no nasty comments. This was $85 worth of items before sale prices for FREE! I didn’t post this to brag, but to show that a lot of good can be done getting these great deals. If I gave the shelter $20 then that money wouldn’t go very far. Instead I can take that same $20 and buy $100 or more of items to give to them.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #16

Today’s thrifty tip is if you get sugar ants then spray a mixture of vinegar and water. You mix half vinegar and half water in a spray bottle and shake. Then just clean the surface as you normally would and just spray the infested area. Don’t wipe it but let it dry on it’s own. It takes a day or two but it works for me.

$50 Gas Card Drawing Starts Tomorrow!

I’m a little later than promised but the drawing will run the whole month of August and last day will be Labor Day. Then the drawing will be held the next day on Tuesday September 2nd.

I changed the top prize to a $50 Gas Card! The 2nd prize will be a $25 Tupperware GC to my store, and 3rd prize will be a bowl set retailing for $10-15. So 3 people will win, and all the details will be given tomorrow on how to earn entries into the drawing. I hope everyone is as excited as I am! I changed the top prize since the gas prices are so expensive. The winner will be able to choose from a Chevron, Exxon, Texaco, or Shell card.

Check Out My Freebie!

I get this in my mailbox on Monday and was a nice surprise. I love getting mail and I really love freebies. PayU2Blog sent out these T-Shirts to many of their bloggers. These guys ROCK! This is a picture of the shirt that my sexy husband is modeling. He is headless per his request.

I Hit 100 Posts!

I didn’t even realize that I had so many posts already. I missed the big 100th post. This is post #102 so not too late. I want to thank all the readers, and I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #15

Today’s thrifty tip is use a Brillo pad to clean tarnished brass. I have a front door handle that was from 1949 and was pretty tarnished. We lived here for 11 years and never once cleaned it so it was overdue. We didn’t want to replace the door since it’s a solid door and original to this 54 year old house. We tried polishing it first but then the carpenter suggested a brillo pad. Darned if it didn’t work. I couldn’t believe how it just melted off the brass. I was so impressed and of course it did need some elbow grease around the corners. Once it was all cleaned and dried, then we used brass polisher. I wished I had taken before pics but here is an after picture. I also read on the box that it would work on silver.

My Plans to Upgrade My TV

Sometimes I find it hard and expensive to try to keep up with technology. I find that the prices usually drop enough to where I can justify the cost of upgrading. We have our eye on upgrading our TV to a HDTV at the end of the year. I have my eye on a Sony Bravia TV. I have to admit that the picture is just gorgeous. I’m hoping for a great sale at the end of the year on this model.