Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Support Local

At first glance, buying locally can seem rather expensive. Shopping at Grocery stores, buying your gas, eating out, renting services such as home repair, car repair, etc.... Usually these things cost a little bit more than going elsewhere, but I would encourage you to buy/shop locally. Here's my reasoning. 1. You save on gas, in fact, if you walk to places, you don't even use gas and you get a bit of exercise. Not a huge thing, but every penny counts, right. 2. It keeps local businesses in business. If you're putting your money there, they aren't forced to shut down or move elsewhere to stay in business. It also shows their perspective owners (of big corporations such as Kroger) that they are needed there and can continue to make money there. 3. Many times, you run into people you know, it's like your hanging out with your friends, and it's always nice to run into your friends (unless you didn't comb your hair or something) and have a short conversation. I mean, have you heard of facebook, it's kind of like that, but actually happening in real time. 4. Time saving, if you do everything locally, you're closer to it, so it doesn't take as much time as it would to do it 15 or 20 minutes away, or it doesn't make it such a chore. And I think we can all agree, more time, is always nice. So, what are you waiting for. Do stuff, just do stuff locally.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bored with Board Games?

Try I know, what does a board gaming site have to do with deals. Well, if you have ever looked into buying board games, especially the cool ones they don't sell at Target or Walmart, then you understand that they are ridiculously expensive. Well, that's where Thoughthammer steps in. They have the best prices (or close to) any board game seller out there and if you order enough you get free shipping, which is always plus. So, what are you waiting for, go start enjoying some quality board gaming time.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Back to the Future Does It Again

A Few Video Game Deals. I know, but it's who I am, so I'm just spreading the love. First up, a throwback video game for free, based on the Back to the Future movies we all love: click here. Next up, a game that's by the same company called Sam and Max, also for free: click here. And then a few 15% off codes to our favorite shops. Gamestop, just click here and Amazon. For Amazon, you just have to add a video game to your cart and enter the code: GAMESAVE. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Community Events Can Be Frugal

So, our local fire station puts on an open house every year. I know, you're probably saying, whoopee, but I actually look forward to this thing. Let me tell you why and you'll understand my frugal mind. 1. The kids love it and are entertained for like 2 hours straight. It's like going to a theme park in your back yard and you don't even have to pay. 2. It breaks up the same old thing of everyday life. This makes everyone feel better. 3. Since it's in our community, we know most of the people there, so it's like hanging out with your friends, plus your kids think you planned the whole thing and invited their friends. 4. Probably the most important thing, to a frugal person like myself, is that you get a free meal, which means not only did you not have to make it, but it's awesome food like pizza, popcorn, cider and donuts. All it cost you was absolutely nothing. Ah, priceless. And oh ya, somewhere in there the kids learn about something I'm sure. So, be on the lookout for free community events, your library should have that stuff posted and I'm guessing most fire stations do stuff like this around fire safety month.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Now, Here's a Cheap Date

Step 1. Print 2 free Taco Bell Orange 'n Creme Swirl Frutistas (here)

Step 2. Print 2 coupons for California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas (here), they end up being $.50 each.

Step 3. Rent a free rental from Redbox using a previous post of mine (here)

Step 4. Grab some early Halloween candy from work that everyone seems to currently have (not here)

Step 5. Put the kids to bed (a must)

Step 6. Enjoy your date.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pick Things Up Once

Quick Tip: When you touch something such as a bill, something you need to put away, something you need to do, etc... Do it then. If you just keep moving things around and setting them elsewhere, you are wasting your time and also leaving the possibility of forgetting it altogether. So, if you pick something up to move it or put it in your to do pile, take care of it then.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Amazon Does It Again

If you have an Rewards Visa Credit Card read on. If you don't have one, you might want to think about getting one. and their Rewards Visa card tends to offer some pretty sweet deals. The current one is as follows: Purchase an gift card(s) in increments of $50 and then, sometime before Thanksgiving, they will send you another gift card that is equal to 5% of how much in gift cards you purchased. So, it's like getting a 5% investment. (A $100 gift card would basically give you $105 when it's all said and done.) While this might not seem that great, a 5% investment is a good investment, so you just have to ask yourself if is where you want to invest your money. Christmas is coming up, so if you were going to purchase something from there, you might as well buy some gift cards and use them on gifts, and netting yourself some extra money along the way. Here is a link to the deal.