Tag: Frugal Living Tips

Reese’s Prizes Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes

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Enter DAILY for a chance to win the Reese’s Prizes Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes!

There will over 4,500 Prizes given out!

For USA only and ends November 9, 2014. Good Luck!

PRIZES:
55” TV Prize (11 total; 1 per Week): Each winner will receive a $3,500.00 MasterCard® Prepaid Gift Card which may be used towards the purchase of a 55” TV. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,500.00 each.

Hooded Sweatshirt Prize (75 total; 7 per Week [except for Week 1 in which 5 will be awarded] ): Each winner will receive one (1) $75 Fanatics Gift code which can be used towards the purchase of a hooded sweatshirt (subject to terms and conditions as set by issuer). ARV: $75.00 each.

Snack Tray Prize (100 total; 9 per Week [except for Week 11 in which 10 will be awarded]): Each winner will receive one (1) $15 Fanatics Gift code which can be used towards the purchase of a snack tray (subject to terms and conditions as set by issuer). ARV: $15.00 each.

Chip and Dip Tray Prize (100 total; 9 per Week [except for Week 11 in which 10 will be awarded]): Each winner will receive one (1) $15 Fanatics Gift code which can be used towards the purchase of a chip and dip tray (subject to terms and conditions as set by issuer). ARV: $15.00 each.

REESE’S Product Prize (4,500 total; 400 per Week [except for Week 11 in which 500 will be awarded]): Each winner will receive one (1) coupon good for one (1) free REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cup Standard Bar. ARV: $1.19 each. Coupons are subject to the terms and conditions listed thereon.

$25 Bath and Body Works Gift Card Flash Giveaway

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I love Bath and Body Works. There are always so many great sales going on so this $25 Gift Card will go really far. I have to say my favorite item to buy is the foaming hand soap. I love the scents and gentle it is on my skin.

ONE lucky winner will receive this $25 Bath and Body Works Gift Card!

The giveaway is open to both USA and Canada. It ends on Friday August 22, 2014 at 11:59PM EST!

Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!

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Frugal Tips & Tricks for Getting Your Backyard Ready for Summer Fun!

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Frugal Tips & Tricks for Getting Your Backyard Ready for Summer Fun!

Summer is just about here which means is your backyard ready for summer fun? Just as we spring clean inside the house, we can often neglect the outside especially our backyard. That picture is of my brother’s yard and his wife does a wonderful job of maintaining it. It’s absolutely gorgeous with all the landscaping and her pool. She also uses many frugal tips to help get her yard and pool ready each summer for outdoor entertaining!

I was extremely fortunate to interview Sarah Saucedo from Thrifty Decor Chick Blog! She has amazing tips and I also have embedded a video of our phone interview below! She is such a sweetheart and she also has a gorgeous house with many of the projects that she did herself including her own backyard!

Sprucing up your outdoor space doesn’t have to break the bank. I have done very small things like nice outdoor planters with plants that need very little maintenance. Also, learn which plants are right for your area and if you have a certain amount of sun or shade. The front of my house gets lots of shade so I planted cast iron plants, holly ferns, and for color caladiums. Very easy to grow and they multiply. It’s pretty but I’m not out in the hot sun slaving away in my yard. I only have to do some pruning and dividing (cast iron plants will multiply) about twice a year.

Simple things can make a HUGE difference like spray paint or just cleaning! Watch this amazing video to learn more of her great tips!

Some of Sarah’s tips will include:

  • Maintain what you already have – find out how to keep your existing outdoor furniture looking fresh and new all season long, how to remove clutter effectively and maintain your area
  • Set the mood – décor doesn’t have to be expensive. Sarah will teach you how to use lighting and cheap table settings to up the festivity level
  • Let outdoor items perform double duty – use planters as food stations, buckets at fire places, and other creative fixes to maximize space and function
  • And much, much more!

A DIY TV Cabinet Makeover & Saved Over $100!

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We bought new living room furniture and decided to do a DIY makeover to our current TV Cabinet stand. This is solid wood and a nice piece of furniture. I didn’t want to get rid of it as it has been around for over 14 years and still has lots of life left to give. I easily saved over $100 by redoing it myself.

We bought the one step step stain that has the polyurethane already mixed in so 2 coats and you are done. I went with a Bombay shade as I wanted a dark rich look when it was finished. I spent $10 on nickel plated hardware and got rid of the wood knob and brass hardware.

Hubby used a lint-free piece of cloth to clean it. Then he used a sand block so the stain would penetrate the wood. Then the cloth again to clean up any excess dust. Then stain it and let dry. Once dry use a piece of fine steel wool and again a cloth to wipe off excess dust. Apply the second and let dry and done! Voila!

Super easy and less than a couple of hours of work. The long part is allowing to dry during coats and after. Total cost with tax was $25.67! Not too shabby and it looks like a whole new piece of furniture. What do you think?

TMR Frugal Living Tip #100- Cut Facial Wipes in Half!

Today’s frugal living tip is to cut your facial wipes in half! I know I definitely do not need to use a whole facial wipe when removing makeup. I mostly use them to remove eye makeup as I find it’s gentler on my eyes and removes more than eye makeup remover. I use both sides to get the maximum benefit. My mom cuts hers into quarters extending it even further. I find I do need at least half for myself.

It’s really easy to do though I would advise washing your scissors before hand to make it more sanitary. Cutting them in half will double your savings and one pack will last twice as long. It’s also less wasteful.

You can also apply this tip to fabric sheets and even to cotton square pads. I prefer to use cotton balls and stock up when on sale with a coupon. I normally buy the store brand as I can get better deals such as CVS or Target.

Do you use this tip already?