Thursday, May 25, 2006

Dollar Stores are Fabulous
Dollar stores can be an excellent source of all things frugal! Today I went to one here in Nova Scotia (while on vacation) called Dollarama that has all sorts of goodies - I got some cute hair barette thingies and some emery boards for (you guessed it) a buck each.

This is always a good idea when keeping a budget in mind. Do most of you shop at dollar stores too?

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Free cat and dog food - from Purina One!
Nothing is nicer than free - and your pets will thank you for taking advantage of this offer. A coupon for a FREE bag of Purina One cat or dog food is yours for the taking on the US Purina website: or the Canadian site:

Thursday, May 11, 2006

New Coupon Savings Codes
I looooooooove shopping at this website, because as I've told you before - I'm a TRUE BLUE bookwork. The prices are low to begin with, but armed with these amazing new coupon codes, you'll save even more: is based out of St. Catherines and usually has some pretty good deals. Shipping is pretty reasonable too. One thing to note is that some books aren’t in ‘new’ condition. They’re great for children’s books.

Coupon #1: Deal: Get $5 off an order of $25 or more Coupon code: 5off25 Coupon password: bookcloseouts Expires: May 15, 2006

Coupon #2: Deal: Get $10 off an order of $50 or more Coupon code: 10off50 Coupon password: bookcloseouts Expires: May 15, 2006

Coupon #3: Deal: Get $20 off an order of $100 or more Coupon code: 20off100 Coupon password: bookcloseouts Expires: May 15, 2006

As far as I know, ships to Canada AND the US. As I already mentioned, it's a fabulous way to stock up on great books at the lowest possible prices. :) Which is what we love, of course!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Frugality & Bargains Make a Beautiful Mix
I've got it all sorted out now! This blog will be exclusively for great moneysaving bargains found online. And my new Frugalites - Fun & Functional Frugality blog will be all about other money saving and frugal tips! It's at

Are YOU a frugalite? :) If so, drop by and browse the lovely gardenish/lady bug theme and share a fun frugal tip or two!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A Very NON Frugal Treat - Godiva Chocolates
Are those sighs I hear? :) Yes, I know I'm trying to live a more frugal life, but there are SOME THINGS utterly worth spending a few more pennies on! Godiva chocolates are high up on that list. For me - I'm either craving chocolate or craving coffee - sometimes both at once! Today it's all about the chocolate, and I thought all of you would love to take a look at the Godiva goodies on offer. How about a big gourmet box of Godiva truffles? Or dark chocolate filled with all sorts of tempting fillings? Okay - let's all grin contentedly together...there we go...

For ALL sorts of Godiva treats click here:
Godiva Chocolates
Garden Lovers Tote Gift Basket - Filled with Tools & Treats

Here's a lovely gift for YOUR favorite's spring and that means it's time to garden. :) If someone you love happens to be a gardening fanatic, then I can think of no nicer gift than this beautiful gift basket OVERFLOWING with goodies for gardeners. Includes gardening tools like spades and clippers AND treats for the gardener, such as caramel popcorn, gourmet tea blends, flower shaped cookies & gourmet candies. Yummmmy....

Monday, May 08, 2006

Save 83% on Unbelievably Posh SHEETS
These must feel just like sleeping on a cloud! Regularly nearly (gulp) $400! If you want to REALLY impress someone with a wedding gift, get them some of these and don't tell them how much you actually saved! hehe They'll think you got a huge promotion at work or something. We slobbo bargain hunters are also pretty sneaky, aren't we? (P.S. These have a thread count of 1000! If that's not luxury, I'm not sure what is

Bookworms Rejoice! Tons of Books Under $10

One of my true vices (not sure if this can even be CALLED a vice) is buying books. That's probably one of the main ways I spend my money on non-essentials. :) If you're like me and you LOOOVE to read, then check out this great list of bargain books over at Amazon - ALL under $10. You can get a bunch and not break the bank:
Bargain Books Under $10

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Got a sweet deal on a new computer yesterday. :) At first it was all ULTRA stressful as my old (very old!) computer finally conked out and refused to work ever again. But we went to a few places and began the great computer search and ended up paying $425 for a new puter that feels amazing -- and is so much faster that it's ridiculous!

Computer definitely can be had -- it's often a matter of doing some research and finding a store where you can ask a LOT of questions. :) Once I get this new puter figured out, this blog will go to new amazing bargain finding heights!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Money Saver: Starbucks without the PRICE

If you want to treat yourself with some posh & creamy coffee beverage, but aren't so thrilled about the price that goes along with it, I've got the solution for all coffee lovers! I've been posting some Starbucks copycat recipes on my Coffee Creations Blog and have even more listed on my KCnM site at:

Plus, I have all sorts of new coffee recipes submitted by readers that I'll be adding in the days to come - so keep your eyes open for all sorts of coffee shop faves.