Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Hey Folks-
The freebies lately have been a little slow - but the coupons and sales for the upcoming week are looking good! Here are some new freebies I was able to scrape up!

Free Pet Safety Kit - http://tinyurl.com/l2vcc5

Free Bookmark (SASE) - http://tinyurl.com/lmcajp

Prilosec Sample - http://tinyurl.com/5epd33

Rhapsody -(Free mp3) - http://tinyurl.com/y8klwm

ALL Current Wal-Mart Freebies - http://tinyurl.com/6mfdc2

Monday, August 31, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Today's Meal Plan Monday! For more meal planning ideas check out Org Junkie here! Oh and just a note - I've decided to go back to the old way of how I post my meal plans (listing how much the meal cost) instead of listing the recipes!

Monday - Turkey Burgers (1 lb. ground turkey $1.00, Bread Crumbs $.25), French Fries ($2.50) Total: $3.75

Tuesday - Bowl'O'Pasta (I know horrible dinner, but they are expiring soon and Tuesday is going to be a quick dinner... .66 cents)
Total: .66 Cents

Wednesday - Chicken Tacos (Chicken 1 lb. .98, Taco Sauce 1.00, Lettuce .75, Tacos .99)
Total: $3.72

Thursday - Chicken Pot Pie (Pot Pie Pastry $2.50, Chicken 1 lb. .98, Fillings 2.50)
Total: $5.98

Friday - Leftovers
Total: $FREE$

Saturday - Pizza (Bought at .99 cents store)
Total: .99 cents

Sunday - Roast Chicken ($3.50 for whole chicken, eat half - $1.75), Noodles ($.75 cents)
Total: $2.50

Total for week: $18.10

New and Revised Schedule!

I've revised my posting schedule ... again - and this time I'm beginning to like it more. Lately I haven't felt too inspired to write anything - and I think it was because I wasn't excited or intrigued by what I was doing ... so I've decided that maybe this schedule will work - and leave me feeling intrigued :D !

Monday - I'll stick with doing meal plan monday, and will probably do a catch-up post of some sort - especially if I didn't post over the weekend.

Tuesday - I've decided to make this day all about freebies and I'll also be linking to Being Frugal's Tightwad Tuesdays - so I'll still keep the tips section...

Wednesday - This day will not be Work-At-Home Wednesday every week, but instead it will be every other week. On the days that I don't post WAWW (Work-At-Home Wednesdays) I'll devote that day to a review - of a product, of a website, etc.

Thursday - This day will still be Thrifty Thursday - but with a greener focus (yes, The Free Central is going green!) and will be talking more about reusing stuff, and repurposing it...

Friday - Will be lots of posts! I'll be posting at least twice - one will be Freebie Friday with Bargain Briana, and the other will be a preview of the next weeks deals from ... CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Pathmark, and on occasion Wal-Mart or Target.

Saturday - Will be focused on one topic every month - so one month it could be about being frugal when traveling, and the next month it could be about becoming frugal!

Sunday - If I do post on Sunday - I'll be doing Kingdom First Mom's $5 CVS challenge, and will be posting pics, etc. of all the deals I got that week!

And of course throughout the week I'll be posting hot deal alerts, freebies, discount codes, and more!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Freebie Friday

Hi everyone -

Here's a quick round-up of this weeks freebies, and later today I will be posting a newly revised schedule for the blog, since I'm not so sure how much I like the current one. Anyway - if you have any suggestions please let me know! Here's a roundup of this weeks best freebies - hope you enjoy (and don't forget to head on over to Bargain Briana for more freebies)!

Free Sample Arm + Hammer Toothpaste (You must MANUALLY copy and paste this link)

Free Sample Aveda Hand Relief Lotion (Must bring coupon to store)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Site of the Day!

Todays site of the day is on a website called Mother Earth News (which I found through one of my favorite books - 573 Ways To Save Money) and they had an article on how to make Artisan Bread (or just bread!) in 5 minutes a day! The process is pretty simple ... make the dough, let it rise for 2 hours - and stick it in the fridge! It makes enough for multiple loaves of bread and when you want to make a loaf - just take some dough out and let it rise for 20 minutes. Here's the link directly to the article - but they also have lots of other different stuff available also!

Mother Earth News - The Main Site


Well today I headed over to Pathmark to pick up some groceries - I spent $24.75 and saved $30.17 ! Over 100% saved! Anyway - here's a list of all the stuff I got - for a full list and even more deals check out A Full Cup !

Aunt Jemima Waffles $1.00 each (bought 2)
-.25 Store Coupon

Silk Soymilk $1.49 (bought 1)

Keebler El Fudge $2.34 each (bought 2)
$1.00/2 Printable

Nabisco Munch Pack $1.50 each (bought 2)
$1.00/2 Coupon from 8/23 Insert

Kool Aid Packets .20 cents each (bought 5)

Capri Sun $2.00 each (Bought 2)

Yoplait Yo Plus $3.29 (Bought 1)
Free Coupon - won in sweepstakes :D

Double Mint Gum 3 Pack $1.35 each (Bought 2)

Lunchables $1.50 (Bought 1)
$1.00/1 Coupon from 8/23 Insert

Pathmark Brand 64 Oz. Laundry Detergent $2.88 (Bought 1)

Total: $24.75
Saved: $30.17
Items Bought: 19

Monday, August 24, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Hello Folks!

Today is Meal Plan Monday! I'm going to try a new format today in which I list the links to the recipe that I'm using! If it's a generic recipe I'll tell you what cookbook I use (a.k.a. hamburgers).

Monday -
Sloppy Joes (Found here: http://tinyurl.com/2kjfoe
Mixed Vegetables (Green Giant Steamers)

Tuesday -
Subway (We go once a month!)

Wednesday -
Chicken Noodle Soup (Frannie Farmer's Cookbook)
Potato Slices (Slice 3-4 potato's very thin and lay them on a baking sheet. Drizzle with some Oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes and up - depending on how done you like them)

Thursday -
Pasta Salad (Boil ANY variety of Pasta, let cool in fridge. Add in any type of vegetable you like and mix in 1/2 cup or more of Ranch dressing in depending on how much pasta you made - presto!)

Friday -

Saturday -
Leftover night!