Welcome to the $100 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card Giveaway!
I am so excited to share this one with all of you. With the holidays approaching and party season right around the corner who wouldn’t want to win a $100 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card?
This giveaway is brought to you by Empowered Mommy
Thank you to all our wonderful co-hosts’ for helping us making this giveaway one great event!
One lucky winner will win a $100 Gift Card to shop at their favorite online store Victoria’s Secret! Who doesn’t love Victoria’s Secret?
So girls, this is your time to get a chance and win $100 worth of shopping at your favorite store. Get ready for pink giveaway, it is here now. Grab your entries now!
This giveaway is open World-Wide. Entrants must be 18+ to enter the giveaway.
Giveaway dates: September 30 to October 31, 2013
Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for the publication of this post. All views are 100% my own and may differ to those of your own. The participating blogs are not responsible for the shipment of the prize. The host of the giveaway Empowered Mommy will choose a winner randomly at the end of the winner and the winner be notified via email. For questions, email Empowered Mommy.
FREE blogger opportunity with paid options. OPEN WW.
Prize: $100 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card Event Dates: September 30 – October 30 Sign-ups: September 27
Get 1 Free link (Facebook or Twitter) with announcement post. ($5 waiver fee without announcement post) Additional links for $3 each Co-host for $20- Get up-to 3 free additional links and a back-link to your blog on the final giveaway post. Host pages/Comment pages $10 each
The blog who refers the most bloggers will get free co-host spot. (If you paid for co-host and wins referral prize, your payment will be refunded)
Questions? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to tell them Thrifty Foodies sent you!!
Thrifty Foodies know that to be sure you get the most from your grocery dollars you need to do your grocery shopping with a plan.
Recently some friends and I were discussing that teaching “Home Economics or Domestic Science” should be reinstated in schools where it is no longer a part of the curriculum. Learning meal planning and how to shop wisely has saved me thousands of dollars every year and in these times every penny counts.
Spending half an hour a few days before shopping day to walk around the house and check on the supply of staple items (things you use almost daily) and also those odds and ends things like the spice rack and the condiment shelf will save you a fortune in both money and time.
In the past I have wasted so much money buying things I did not really need and forgetting to get the things that were key ingredients to a particular dish I wanted to make. Often I’d have to make a special trip to the more expensive but closer store to grab that one item I overlooked. That one more expensive addition then throws off the per serving cost in a huge way.
Many grocery stores offer Blank Lists broken down by aisle or category, but I prefer to make my list according to store and then the layout of the store. That also helps me to spend less time shopping, and after all time is money.
Of course, everyone has heard “Don’t go shopping when you are hungry” at least once in their life. Remember it! Failing to heed that warning can and will cost you money and time (on the treadmill).
Here are some things I have learned that have saved me a lot of money over the years.
- Make a general meal plan for the week before you make the grocery list.
- Set a budget for the week for food and for essentials and stick to it.
- Know the prices of items you buy often, in specific stores.
- Don’t stock up on something just because it’s on sale unless it’s something you use VERY often.
- Buy family packs of meat even if you are only one or two people and portion it into meals and freeze it.
- Don’t buy everything in one store unless you have no choice.
- Don’t assume warehouse stores are less expensive just because they sell bulk quantities.
- Don’t buy bulk unless you’re going to use bulk!
- Check packaging and sell by dates on everything!
- Know the coupon policies of each store where you shop. Some allow coupon stacking and that can save you tons of money.
- Don’t be afraid to buy “reduced” meat if you will use it or freeze it right away.
- Carry coolers or at least cool bags and ice packs with you when you shop. Keeping vegetables and fruit temperatures even helps them last longer.
- Spend the money for some of those Fresh Bag or Green Bags
they do work. (more on this later)
In the coming weeks I’ll be doing a series of posts on the topic of getting what you pay for. It may seem obvious that you always want to get what you pay for, but far too often companies either accidentally or purposefully take advantage of naiveté in consumers to get the economic upper-hand.
First in our series is “Baby Carrots” and other lies our produce man has told us..
Welcome to the first day of Thrifty Foodies adventures.
Alright so this is not the first online adventure I have ever had but it is my first food adventure and I want to invite you to come along and share it with me.
I’m off and running with a few words about who I am and where the vision for this site first began.
A few weeks ago I applied to be part of a sample and share, on Crowdtap, for Zicam. I can’t tell you how excited I was when I got the email letting me know I was accepted.
That excitement paled in the face of the package with 6 full size boxes of Zicam Rapid Melts. They sent one box for me, and 5 to share with friends or family. Zicam was amazingly generous and the boxes were much appreciated by all who received them
I never took those adages I heard growing up top seriously until recently. How many times in your life have you heard, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” I for one cannot count how many times I heard it over the years, but after this Zicam Rapid Melts sample and share I will never hear it the same way again.
My mate works with some of the sicklies folks I have ever known. It seems like very Monday and Tuesday someone at work has a cold, the flu, a stomach virus, or heaven knows what. Invariably whatever the bug of the day will make it all the way around the store before my man gets it, but this time of year is different. You see he works in a store where most of the customers are tourists from out of the country.
Long flights, unexpected changes in weather, and generally overdoing it means the holidays bring with it lots of sick tourists and they all want to shake your hand, cough in your face, or sneeze on their hand and then put it on the counter right where you are working.
Now don’t misunderstand, it’s not intentional. People just seem to be oblivious to the ease of spreading germs from everyday contact.
My mate’s birthday is December 24th, and this year 2 of his 3 adult children were coming to spend it with us and bringing their mates with them. In past years the birthday boy gets a cold just before the family arrives and is miserable the whole time they are visiting. It’s a lousy way to spend your birthday.
As expected a few days before the kids arrived he mentioned feeling stuffed up and having a headache and itchy eyes. I thought, “Oh here we go again!” and then I remembered the Zicam Rapid Melts that had arrived a few days earlier.
I literally ordered him to start taking them that morning. I thought we had nothing to lose, but I never expected the call I got later that afternoon.
Here’s what he said, “I guess that stuff is working because I feel MUCH better” Can you believe it???? I couldn’t. Sure enough he took them as directed and gave that cold the smack of it’s life.
So, instead of being miserable and spending a fortune or cough drops, cough medicine, doctor visits, and all the other things most people do when they get a cold. Next time you get those Pre-Cold symptoms, grab a box of Zicam Rapid Melts and stop that Cold Monster in his tracks!
There are many ways to be thrifty and one of my favorites is getting to try products for sites like Influenster and having the chance to review the products.
Now of course it’s thrifty because I don’t have to spend any money to be able to try these products, but it’s also helping others to be thrifty because I give a realistic idea of the product’s performance before they spend money to buy it.
Today is part one of a multi-part review of Crest 3D Whitestrips – Professional Effects.
I’m two days into the 20 day regimen and so far I am thrilled. They tell you that they have a Advanced Seal™ Technology with a no-slip grip that stays put so you can talk and drink water while whitening teeth. That is absolutely true. I have used other types of whitening strips in the past and hated the slipping around. Advanced Seal™ Technology REALLY holds the strips in place.
I was so intrigued to see any kind of results that I got really close the mirror right after I put the strips on and I was pleasantly surprised to see the bubbling for the hydrogen peroxide solution. I knew SOMETHING was happening the minute I saw that.
On the package it reads that you will see whitening in as little as three days but I was pleasantly surprised to notice a slight whitening after just one use.
I was a 2 pack a day smoker for over 25 years and I drank a minimum of 2 pots of coffee everyday for the last 20 years and was a heavy coca-cola drinker before that so most of my adult life I have done things to yellow my teeth.
I have hesitated to use any kind of serious long term whitening products because I assumed if they were strong enough to lift the yellow off my teeth that my teeth would also become sensitive or that my gums would be irritated. Again I have been pleasantly surprised no to have had any such side effects so far.
So two days in…. and 18 more to go…. I’ll be updating but so far I’d say that this Thrifty Foodie is thrilled with her product for review…. thank you Influenser and Crest!
Be sure to check out my introductory video on youtube!
If you want a chance to try great products like this yourself, be sure to join me on Influenster!
About this scent There is nothing like a fresh lemony-lavendery room is there? That's why we have Lavender Lemon, lavender+lemons=yellow fresh scent bliss. Try it and let us know what you think, we would love to get your opinion!
Pros: Pleasant Scent, Long Lasting, Safe
Best Uses: Gifts
Describe Yourself: High-end Shopper
I bought a Rosewood scented Diamond Candle for myself and was so thrilled with it I had to get a few more for gifts. I just gifted the Lemon Lavender Diamond Candle that I bought to a dear friend. She was so excited that it was a soy candle and found the scent refreshing and the idea FUN! I was thrilled that it was such a hit.
Welcome to the Google Nexus 7 Giveaway
Organized by GoPromoCodes.com
Sponsored by BuyVia.com
BuyVia, a smart shopping mobile app and website, is ramping up for the back to school shopping season! The brand new Google Nexus 7 valued at $229 is the perfect back to school accessory with HD display, a long lasting battery and a front facing camera. This is the newest tablet to hit the market and is thinner, lighter and faster than before. You can get the app in the Apple Store or in Google Play.
One lucky winner will win this Google Nexus 7. To enter, just use the Giveaway Tools widget below. This contest is available to all residents of the US and Canada, age 18 and over. It will begin now and will end on Sept 2 at 11:50 pm PST. The winner will be picked at random from all of the entries by the Giveaway Tools application. More terms and conditions are included in the giveaway form.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. THRIFTY FOODIES is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact the organizer of this giveaway with questions or to have your business or blog featured in the next big giveaway event.