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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Let's Go To The Movies!

Movies can be fun with the family!  They can also be expensive.  But, with this mom it sure isn't.  That's right, I am also frugal when it comes to the movies.

My children enjoy going to the movies, but they know it is something that does not need to happen all of the time.  No, I am not depriving them.  Trust me, my kids sure do a lot!

Wouldn't it be great to see movies for free here and there, or go for a very inexpensive price?  Let's say for fifty cents or one dollar a person.  I know.  I must be crazy!  Sure am.  Crazy about my savings!

I am here to tell you that if you did not know this, it is true!  If you live in my area we actually have another free night at our local West Wind Drive Ins next Thursday. My children enjoy the free movie nights at the Drive Ins.  They always have live music, games and so much more, along with the movies.  We always bring our dinner and movie snacks with us as well for even more savings.  Cannot beat free double movie features!

Another great way to go see movies with your children are during the summer movie festivals.  These are made especially for kids!  Regal used to have free summer movies, but the past few years they have been one dollar.  Still a great price.  I am sure glad I have a gift card for Regal to use this summer!  More bang for my buck.  You will also find other movie theaters who do the same type of summer festival and they are at great prices as well.  Cinemark has a deal for ten movies for five dollars if you pay in advance and a dollar each movie at the door.  Either way, it is great.

Wherever you live check with your local movie theaters and find out what they have to offer.  You can also get rewards cards and earn free movies and much more.

We occasionaly see a movie that is not during one of these specials, but I still am frugal about it and it is not very often. Remember to stay frugal by thinking outside the box!  It is very rewarding to save money!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Using the 99 Cent Only Stores and Library for my Frugalness

If you are a family member or a friend, you know how frugal I am!  It's in my blood and I get so excited all day long about my savings.  I eat, sleep, and even dream savings!  I am sure my family and friends have heard enough or want to laugh at times, but I know they have seen how much I truly save.  I am good at what I do, only get what my family and I will use and I truly appreaciate the simplicity that has come along with my mindset. 

Coupons are amazing and my coupon binder is like gold to me.  I have my own special bag for my coupon binder and it always comes with me to the store.  Coupons are money and I treat them as such with tender care.  One thing I have noticed lately is many people stop at coupons.  Not this gal over here!  Coupons are only one aspect to the many that add up my savings.

You probably have a 99 Cent Only Store in your neighborhood or close by.  Well, many people shop at these stores, but are not saving money.  Here is the problem, they are buying so many items and think to themselves that because it is cheap they should just buy it.  Wrong!  You want to maximize your savings, right!?  I know I do!  Here is my saving tip for all of you readers, we want to only buy the high value saving items and shop in the store during their new shipment days.  Hey, I just shared with you two savings tips!  I went in today to grab those high value savings and totally scored with a huge jar of pickles and boxes of Kraft Fresh Takes with three flavors in a box.  A great deal!

Onto your local library.  I just love my local library branch and my family makes use out of it weekly!  We arre usually there twice a week.  They have programs for all ages there that are free to the community.  My children absolutely enjoy all of the programs that they get to go to there.  Being a homeschooling mother, I especially enjoy that they have such a variety for children. 

Get to know your librarians!  We have gotten to know most of our librarians very well and I am so grateful for the help, support and guidance they have shown me and still show me regarding many things when I have a question or need help with something.  They are always willing and wanting to help us and it is awesome.  I had known very early on about our Seed Library that our branch was starting, before they even finshed with having everything ready, up and running.  I was so excited and happy that our local branch had recieived a huge donation of seeds from a local garden store.  I am happy to say that we have seeds planted and doing well already and we have a few more to get started.  Savings on produce everyone!  Plus, gardening is a great project to work on with your children!

Now,  the library just has so much to offer, from language programs, free museum passes, books, movies and I can go on forever.  I think you get the point.  We actaully have a few shelves dedicated to our library checkouts and we enjoy it.

Go see what awesome stuff your library has to offer!