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Clorox Smart Tube Technology Stops the Waste #sprayeverydrop #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 27, 2013 | Categories: Giveaways, Home and Garden, Reviews

This frugal and stop the waste post is brought to you by Clorox and The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time but as always, my opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials […]

How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Shopping + $500 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 7, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Coupons, Deals of the Day, Giveaways, Savings, Shopping

It’s that time of year again… time to find that special gift for mi amor. Make that my loves, because I need gifts for the two special guys in my life. I think harder about Valentines gifts then I do most other gifts (except birthday gifts). I think they should be more personal. I do […]

ALDI Makes Holiday Shopping Easy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 21, 2012 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Food, Reviews, Shopping

Just a few weeks ago we had a new ALDI open near us. I have only been in an ALDI store once, and I had forgotten just how cool they are to shop in. I stopped by ALDI’s a couple of days ago to pick up a few holiday things, I forgot, because I’ve already […]

Loyalty and Reward Cards Made Easy with LOC Card

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 8, 2012 | Categories: Coupons, Freebies, Frugal Tips, Savings, Shopping

I am a “loyal” user of loyalty and reward cards. In fact, I rarely grocery shop unless I have a loyalty card for that particular grocery store. Just don’t do it. I like saving money, or getting .05 cents off per gallon of gas… which I get when I shop at my local Ingles, or […]

Can Coupon Collecting Be Educational, Besides Just Saving Money?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 16, 2012 | Categories: Coupons, Education, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post We all know the drill, coupon collecting equals big money saving opportunities. If time allows, collecting can reap benefits far and wide in all manner of sectors, from discount grocery shopping to multi bulk buy deals and even holiday packages, the rewards are obvious. Some people get so dedicated to the cause that […]

It’s OctoNovemCember at RetailMeNot.com with Pumpkin-Headed Turkey Claus

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 15, 2012 | Categories: Reviews, Shopping, Web Sites
Pumpkin-Headed Turkey Claus at RetailMeNot

Can you say ‘OctoNovemCember’ three times fast? I can’t either. Good thing you don’t have to… you just need to be able to go to OctoNovemCember at RetailMeNot.com, where the enchanted shopping season for one-day-only sales are good every day, and take advantage of the awesome deals! I’m not an early Christmas shopper, although I […]

Kmart Layaway Program Helps you Win in More Ways Than One

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2012 | Categories: Gift Ideas, Shopping

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My son has really never made Christmas lists. Never written letters to Santa asking for tons of holiday gifts. He has been easy and simple when it comes to holiday shopping. So what has possessed my […]

Saving money by growing vegetables and herbs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 5, 2012 | Categories: Food, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source People are trying to find different ways to save money. However, all ways are not convenient for everyone. One of the easiest and universally accepted ways is to grow your own vegetables and herbs. All you need is a piece of land and a heart to do gardening. Your grocery bills […]

Saving Money in the Midst of Financial Crisis

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post When you’re in the midst of a financial crisis, it’s important to save money. Saving money during hard times could mean the difference between eating your daily bread every day and going hungry. Being financially strapped is hard enough without having to sit in a dark, cold home because your utilities have been […]

Back to School: An Education in Saving

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 29, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post With the return to school looming for most students in the UK, now is the perfect time to have a look at how you and your child could be saving money for the future. There are two types of savings account designed for children – Junior ISAs and Child Trust Funds – but […]