Hurry, Hurry to Rite Aid for Cheap Ice Cream!

We love the Thrifty ice cream that is sold at Rite Aid around here. It has long been my husbands favorite brand for his all time favorite flavor Mint N Chip. I ran in to Rite Aid to look for something today and happened to walk by the freezer where the ice cream was on sale 2 for $4, which in itself is a great price for 2 tubs of ice cream. What made it even better….when I look on the top of the ice cream there was a peelie coupon for $0.35 off. I got 2 tubs of ice cream for $3.65! What a steal! I practically danced my way to the car….dancing is a good thing if I am going to be eating all that ice cream!

Hurry, the sale only goes through Thursday if you are here in So Cal! Saturday for all you other folk.


Frugal Tip of the Week: Use Your Local Freecycle

I love freecycle. It is a community of people who are dedicated to reusing and recycling and it’s all done for free. What can get better than that! Just go HERE and search for a group in your area and join the group. It is really simple to use, similar to a forum. If you are looking for an item you post a “wanted” ad. If you have an item to give you post an “offer” ad. Then you get an email when someone responds. Make arrangements to meet that person and exchange the item and you’re good to go!  I have requested items such as moving boxes, a bread machine, party decorations, Halloween costumes, all of which were given to me free from another generous person who was no longer in need of those items. I have also given away many things from my home. I am too lazy to hold a yard sale, which may go against all frugal rules! I usually give my excess stuff away instead. I have given home decor items such as pictures and bathroom stuff. I have given away a bar table with 4 stools, lots of baby items like clothes and all the stuff that comes with an infant. I even cleaned out my pantry and gave away all the unopened food that I had that I knew we would not eat before the expiration date. I also offer up coupons on freecycle. There have been high value diaper coupons from amazon. I no longer need those, so why not share them with someone who does! If I offer up something and no one responds then I will donate the item to a local thrift store.

You know the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” It really is true and freecycle is a fabulous way to share your unwanted items with someone who does. I have seen everything from beds to vacuums to excess fruit from trees to clothes to pet food. You name it, and it’s been listed at some point. There are different email subscriptions you can sign up for to be notified of the items listed so that you don’t have to check the website everyday. The posted items come to you right in your email. So join your group and get to freecycling! Just please keep it honest and only take items you can use and not to try and resell.

I’m Back!

So I decided to let the blog rest this summer and spend time with my kid and family, but now I am back and plan on starting with regular posts again next week. We had a busy summer. My son had to have surgery to put tubes in his ears. It has been such a blessing for him to be well and not live on antibiotics constantly! I am hoping that through the school year this year he will not miss as much school due to infections and fevers. We also had lots of parties and get togethers with friends, camping in the mountains, jeeping, the zoo, lots of time on our blow up waterslide and Lance and I took a trip to South Dakota to see family there. We went to the zoo, the pool, the lake and the farm! Lance had such fun playing on the farm with Grandpa! What 3 1/2 year old boy wouldn’t like riding on tractors, combines, frog hunting and building a tire swing? I don’t know, but mine sure did! Here are some pictures to prove it:

Loving the old 3 wheeler. Taking the tire swing to the tree to tie up.
Tire swing is fun!

Walking in the pasture with Grandpa to look for frogs!

Success! We caught 2 frogs and a snake…we let the snake go right away though!

And riding on the tractor is the best of all!