Thursday, January 21, 2016

Frugals winter 2016 edition



Brrrrr, it’s cold out there!  But the new Frugals edition is available, so grab one and cozy up next to the fire browsing all the awesome local money saving deals inside!

Starting on the front inside cover, Buchanan Subaru in Pocomoke has multiple money saving offers available, including a $45.95 detail special that’s perfect to help you clean off your vehicle after this lovely snow we’ve had.  Did I mention that they are Delmarva’s ONLY Subaru Stellar Care Award Dealer?
Turn the book over & on the back cover, you’ll find Mr Go Glass has 3 offers.  Don’t forget, they’re not just for vehicles, they also do patio doors, shower doors, doggy doors and custom mirror installations.

Getting healthy is probably one of the most popular New Years resolutions I can think of.  Well, that doesn’t always mean dieting and exercising at the gym (although those things certainly don’t hurt!).  For many, it means beating their addiction.  Hudson Health Services in Salisbury is a private, non-profit (NOT government run) substance abuse treatment center that offers detoxification, intensive inpatient care, partial day hospitalization, and supportive housing, all provided on their tranquil, lakeside campus.  See their ad on page 5 for more details.  Maybe it’s diabetes that you or someone you know is struggling to get in check.  Somerset County Health Department has a diabetes prevention program that is FREE!  For more information, check out page 3.  I mentioned the gym a few sentences ago…New You Gym in Princess Anne is offering NO sign up fee ($35 savings) when you present the coupon found at the bottom of page 23.  The Health Store & More in Salisbury has a wide variety of health-related items, such as local honey, organic and gluten free foods, probiotics and even essential oils!  Use the coupon on page 16 to save $3 off your total purchase of $15 or more!  So many people hesitate to go to their doctor because of the limited availability of appointment slots.  At McCready Health Immediate Care in Princess Anne, you don’t have to worry about that since there’s no appointment needed, and they open at 6am Monday through Saturday!  See page 22 for address and more details.  Looking to protect the crawl space, basement or foundation of your home from moisture?  Call DryZone  for a FREE, no obligation inspection and don’t forget to redeem the coupon on page 9 when you schedule your job.  Do you know someone who’s hard of hearing or already wears a hearing aid?  Call Audio Advantage in Salisbury for a FREE hearing test and a no obligation trial of new hearing aids.  Check out page 18 for more information and their contact number.

About a year or so ago, my son’s dentist told me that he would need braces….so, I called Dr James Crouse for a consultation.  We loved his office!  Redeem the coupon on page 16 for $480 in savings towards 3 sets of retainers.  Is relaxation what you’re looking for?  Simply Sublime Massage & Bodywork in Pocomoke can help with that!  They offer a range of services including Swedish massage, deep tissue, reflexology & more!  See page 28 for more information.  After that, get your hair fancied up at Shore Cut Salon, also in Pocomoke.  Page 4 offers you a choice of two coupons:  $5 off highlight/lowlight/color service or $10 Olaplex upgrade #1 & #2 treatment.  They are a full service salon with appointments suggested, but walk-ins are welcome.  The Hair Loft in Painter, VA is offering $5 off color with their coupon on page 37.  They boast of offering dramatic hues for Spring!  Go for the beauty trifecta and finish it off with a nail treatment at Nails Spa in Selbyville.  Save 15% off services with their “Newly Renovated Special” on page 8.    Of course, not all these options appeal to everyone.  Perhaps some new ink is just what you’ve been looking for to make you feel better.  Kip’s Primal Tattoo in Princess Anne has a coupon on page 22 to help you save 20% off any service.  Get a FREE Body B’udder when you purchase any 3 Goat Milk lotions, soaps or 4oz Body B’udders from Treasures By the Sea (Snow Hill, page 31) or Blue Crab Treasures (Chincoteague, page 35).  Don’t forget to check out Russell’s Formal & Bridal’s Trunk Show coming up this weekend!  Save $20 on any current 2016 style prom gown when you present the coupon found on page 37.

Valentine’s Day is coming up….Guys, get ready!  Make a reservation at Waterside Inn in Chincoteague and save 20% off your stay during January-March.  You must mention the Frugals exclusive coupon located on page 34, as this offer isn’t available online.  While you’re there, be sure to check out the FREE Death by Chocolate event sponsored by the Historic Main Street Merchants Association, including prize drawings donated by local merchants, with the grand prize of a 40” flat screen TV!  Wine, Cheese & More is your Valentine’s Day Headquarters.  Check out their selection of great gifts & custom baskets, specialty beers & microbrews, assorted wines & cheeses, as well as premium cigars.  Redeem the coupon at the top of page 38 to save 20% on a single item.  The historic Mar-Va Theater in Pocomoke is hosting their Valentine Cabaret on Feb 12th, featuring dinner and wine pairings.  Hurry though, seating is limited.  See page 29 for more information on upcoming events there.  Maybe your “hunny” isn’t local for Valentine’s Day.  Edible Arrangements can help!  Save $5 on freshly-crafted gifts for Valentine’s Day when you use the coupon on page 17.  Tax Free Liquors in Delmar, DE has a coupon on page 8 for 15% off wine.  They are open daily and have over 1000 wines, 600 spirits & 100 craft beers available.  Make your home smell great with a Woodwick candle from H&H Furniture in Pocomoke.  You can even save 25% when you redeem the coupon on page 31.  They also have a large selection of appliances, parts & services.  Looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life?  Great Hope golf course in Westover has 18 holes with a cart for only $20!  See page 25 for more details.  Or, Captain’s Cove in Greenbackville has 18 holes walk or ride any time for $20.  Their restaurant, Marina Restaurant, also has a coupon on page 39 for 15% off your check of $25 or more. 

Looking for something to keep the kiddos entertained?  Tickled Paint ARTworks in Salisbury does birthday parties, group activities and even fundraisers.  See page 15 for a coupon to save you $10 off an in-studio kids party!  Another sure to be great activity at the Mar-Va Theater is the Prince & Princess Soiree on February 27th.  After all, who doesn’t like an afternoon of character meet & greets, sing-a-longs & tea party festivities?!

The always dreaded tax season is also upon us.  It seems like you either love tax season (those who get refunds) or hate it (those who have to pay).  Willy, at Somerset Business Services in Princess Anne can help you keep more of your hard earned money.  He has over 30 years of experience and offers a $25 off coupon on page 25.  Jeania Lankford, a TransAmerica insurance representative can assist you with term & whole life insurance, annuities, mortgage protection and even income replacement.  See her ad on page 28 for her contact information.  H&R Block has multiple locations over the entire Eastern Shore, including Crisfield and Pocomoke.  New clients can save $50 on their tax prep with the coupon located on page 31.  Accutax in Onancock, VA doesn’t want you to let just anyone do your taxes.  Trust their tax professionals for filing as well as bookkeeping & payroll services.  See page 34 for contact information.  Karma Tax Services in Oak Hall, VA is certified & registered with the IRS, an authorized e-file provider and their tax prep fee starts at just $125!  See page 38 for more details.

With your tax refund, maybe you’re looking to do some upgrades to your home.  Precision Plumbing serves the shore and you can save $25 by using the coupon at the top of page 36.  Hickman Heating, Plumbing & Air of Pocomoke can service your system(s) to their optimum efficiency.  Save $20 off a service call when you use the coupon on page 28 or 14.  Princess Anne Memorials is offering a coupon on page 24 good towards 15% off monuments of $400 or more, including those with in-house custom design services.

Good food always makes me feel better in the winter.  This edition of Frugals has a ton of awesome eatery coupons available for the foodie in your life.  Famous Pizza & Sub Shop in Chincoteague has a coupon on page 37 for BOGO ½ off pizza eat in or carry out!  They also offer salads, gyros, seafood, cheesesteaks & FREE island delivery!  Fulfill your morning appetite by stopping at Corner Bakery in Onancock and grabbing some of their delicious cinnamon buns or yeast raised & cream filled donuts, saving $1 by redeeming the coupon found on page 35.  Subway is one of my favorite “fast food” places.  You can save 10% off any order of $10 or more using the coupon on page 34.  Check out which locations are accepting it before redeeming.  Just north, in Pocomoke, Don’s Seafood & Chicken House + Pub has BOGO ½ off entrees with their coupon on page 30.  Even farther north, in Princess Anne, is Caesar’s Pizza Palace.  Enjoy FREE wings with the purchase of any large, one topping (or more) pizza when you present the coupon located on page 22.  They also offer beer, wine, carryout & even catering services.  Back in Salisbury, 1 Fish 2 Fish is re-opening next month!  Enjoy a FREE cup of Maryland crab soup with any $10 lunch purchase and the coupon at the top of page 17.  See Facebook for open date and details.  Run into Little Caesars for a hot pizza on your way home from work and don’t forget your FREE crazy combo with the purchase of any Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza (coupon found on page 15).  There are 2 DQ locations in Salisbury, each offering $5 chicken strips, fries & drink from 4p to close.  See page 14 for a $1 coupon for your dessert.

Coupon classes are back!  With 3 different dates and locations, there’s sure to be one for you!  Kicking it all off on Thursday, March 24, we’ll be at Old West Steak House in Salisbury.  Thursday, April 21, we move south to The Club Car Café in Parksley, VA (check out their coupon on page 35, not redeemable during class).  And finally, on Thursday, May 19, we’re at Pizza King in Millsboro, DE.  All classes run 630-830p.  Cost is $40, which includes your meal, non-alcoholic beverage & instruction materials.  However, register 2 people at the same time and take advantage of the BOGO ½ off deal ($60).  See pages 20-21 for more details.

Are you an investor, entrepreneur or business owner?  Opportunities are now available in historic, down town Pocomoke for the start up or expansion of your business in a growing, revitalized area.  See page 19 for contact person information.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Frugals fall publication now available!



Brrrr, mornings are a bit chilly these days…quite alright with me as fall is my FAVORITE season--hoodies, bonfires, and a new edition of Frugals!  

Do you have a loved one who needs rehabilitation services?  Alice B Tawes Nursing & Rehab Center in Crisfield offers short term stays during recovery from surgery for knees, hips, shoulders and stroke patients, just to name a few.  The facility accepts private pay & insured residents, including those eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.  For more information, see the layout on pages 24-25, as well as the inside front cover.

The holidays are coming up, which means lots of shopping for many of us!  Do you find yourself running a bit short each week after paying the bills?  EZ Loan$ has 8 locations in Delaware & Virginia, which offer cash for shopping, vacations & even up to $200 FREE interest.  See back cover for more details.

The cooler weather means lots of picking going on…pumpkins and apples!  Check out the 3rd generation orchard grower, Vessey Farm in Westover for fresh fruits, vegetables and mums.  Don’t forget to bring the kids!  See page 4 for address and hours.

Looking for a place to hold your corporate or office party?  Check out the Club Car Café in Parksley, VA.  They have a private party room, delicious food, and entertainment available.  Enjoy 10% off your party booking of 20 or more when you present the coupon on page 3.  This location has been utilized as one of our previous coupon classes, so I can say for a fact that it’s a great gathering place!

Perhaps it’s a birthday party you are looking to host?  Crown Family Entertainment Center in Fruitland has you covered from birthday parties, to corporate/team building events, and even family reunions.  Schedule a tour of the area’s most unique private party venue today!  See ad on page 5.

Just down the road from Crown, you’ll find Top City, where they will meet or beat any legitimate price quote, offer 6 months same as cash financing, and off FREE delivery.  All of this is in addition to their 10% coupon located on page 8.

The chilly mornings are just the beginning of the cold temps we are bound to see as winter grows nearer.  Now is the time to start the winterization process for your boat.  Goose Creek Marina in Westover can help you with the process.  They offer dry dock storage, power washing, boat repairs & bottom painting, water/electric hookups, boat slips and much more.  Check out their ad at the bottom of page 26 for all the details.

Richy Hobbs Gas Service is offering gas fireplace or heater cleaning for only $70 when you mention the ad on page 16.  The service includes the cleaning of burners, pilot & logs; check of pilot safety, thermocouple or MV generator; remote control service; lighting of pilot & operation of the unit through one complete cycle.  

H & H Furniture & Appliances in Pocomoke is hosting their Spirit of Christmas weekend on Nov 13-15th.  You can save 20% off one in stock accessory when you present the coupon located on page 34, which also includes more details about the special weekend.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Princess Anne is hosting a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 14th, which will include scrapple & oyster sandwiches, homemade baked goods, collectibles and antiques.  See page 27 for more events, as well as a coupon good for BOGO ½ off your sandwich at the Fall Bazaar.

One of my favorite memories as a child is going to dinner at Peaky’s Restaurant with my grandparents.  My children can make those same memories as Peaky’s is still going strong, at the very same location I visited as a child.  Make your reservations today for the Thanksgiving Buffet or hold your Christmas party in their private dining room at no extra charge.  See the top of page 31 for more details.

Check out Don’s Seafood and Chicken House & Pub in Pocomoke, where they have a banquet room available for birthday & retirement parties, after hours parties, civic groups & business meetings.  Enjoy 10% off your party booking with the coupon at the top of page 35.

One of our favorite family holiday traditions is to attend the Walk Thru Bethlehem at Lynnhaven Baptist Church in Pocomoke!  Relive the night Jesus was born as you travel back through time, walking through an interactive, unique outdoor experience.  Admission is FREE & refreshments are served.  Arrive early!  See page 7 for dates and times. 

Chincoteague is having Christmas by the Sea, which includes holiday events from November 27th through January 1st, including a Gingerbread Challenge on Sunday, December 6 from noon until 3pm.  You can sign up to form a team OR just be a spectator.  There’s FREE admission, and all are welcome.  The houses and decorations are even provided for you!  The only request is to bring a food donation for the Chincoteague Food Bank.  More information can be located at the bottom of page 41.

The Salisbury Zoo is hosting their Critter Christmas event on December 5th & 12th from 1-4pm.  For more information, see page 16.

Somerset County is full of historical landmarks, and this year, you can see some of those landmarks first hand at the various holiday happenings scheduled, a few of which include the Christmas Tree lighting on the courthouse lawn, a Christmas parade, pictures with Santa, a Christmas reception & dinner at the Teackle Mansion, a Festival of Trees at St. Andrews Episcopal Parish and many more.  See the list on page 29 for a full event list, including dates, times and locations.

Have you had the experience of attending the largest Christmas parade on the Eastern Shore, right here in Pocomoke?!  If not, mark your calendar for Monday, November 30th at 7pm!  If you can’t make that, check out the Mayor’s Old Fashioned Christmas Evening, later that week on Friday, December 4th from 530-830pm.  See the top of page 34 for more events.

After you’re done at the Mayor’s Old Fashioned Christmas Evening, head on over to the Mar-Va Theater for their live production of A Christmas Story on December 4th at 8pm.  More dates and times can be found on page 37, along with a coupon for a FREE drink!

Get yourself all prettied up at The Hair Loft’s open house on December 10-12th in Painter, VA.  You can find a coupon on page 41 for BOGO 30% off hair products.

If Virginia is too far for you, check out Simone’s Hair Studio in Princess Anne.  Walk-ins are welcome, and the offer gift certificates & hair products, in addition to the $5 off color service coupon located on page 30.

In this edition of Frugals, you will find many new advertisers, including Nails Spa in Selbyville, DE.  Their ad on page 11 includes a coupon for 15% off to celebrate their new renovations!  Walk-ins are welcome!

I haven’t jumped on the paint night bandwagon yet, but trust me, not because I don’t want to!  Tickled Paint ARTworks in Salisbury is offering a $5 savings towards in-studio paint parties when you present the coupon at the top of page 19.

Are you using e-cigs to quit smoking?  Check out ShoreVape’s coupon on page 45.  Located in Onley, VA, they are offering a FREE Valor Vapor juice or BOGO ½ off premium juice (15mL) when you present the coupon at the bottom of page 45.

Looking for something different to give as a gift this holiday season?  Check out Simple Pleasures Bountiful Treasures in Pittsville, MD.  They have ornaments & gifts, punched tin lights, candles, crocks, seashore décor, crafts, furniture & much more!  Use the coupon on page 19 to save 20% off your purchase!

Do you know someone who likes to duck hunt?  Book them a duck hunting trip with Duck Guide in Chincoteague.  They offer the largest, most diverse populations of waterfowl found anywhere!  See page 47 for more details.

While it’s still a little early for many to begin thinking about tax season, that’s not all that Accutax in Onancock, VA offers.  Check out their ad on page 42 for more information on how to reach them for tax prep, bookkeeping and payroll services.

A perfect stocking stuffer for the seafood connoisseur in your life would be tickets to the 2016 Seafood Festival in Chincoteague.  See page 43 for directions on how to save 10% by placing your ticket order online.

Just want to get away?  Stay at the Refuge Inn in Chincoteague and enjoy an exclusive, limited time offer of BOGO 30% off when you stay 2 consecutive nights.  Enjoy an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, FREE continental breakfast as well as local beach & nature trails.  See page 45 for contact information to make your reservation today.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Maryland tax FREE shopping!

Tax Free shopping week in Maryland is Aug 9-15.  Click here to see what can be purchased tax FREE, there are items you wouldn't think would qualify that do!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Frugals Summer edition 2015



Pick up your copy of the summer edition of Frugals for some extra cool deals at lots of local retailers.

Mr Go Glass is home of the unbreakable windshield guarantee, but they’re not just auto glass.  They are experienced in residential & commercial glass, custom shower & tub doors, mirror & glass etching, and even doggy doors for your pooch!  Use the coupon on the inside cover to save up to $50 on your next job.

Looking for a place to cool off on hot days like today?  Head on over to Frontier Town water park & mini golf.  Don’t forget to check out their western theme park and high ropes adventure also.  Coupons for each can be located on page 3.
Crown Sports has fun for the whole family, all while in the comfort of air conditioning!  See page 5 for a coupon for FREE skate rental or a cheese pizza & soda.  Taking a group?  Enjoy 50% off 2 games of laser tag and 10 tokens.
Let the kids jump off some energy when you take them to Stratosphere Trampoline Park in Delmar.  Check out page 17 for a Double your jump time offer!
Ever considered acting?  The Mar-Va Theater in Pocomoke is offering several Summer Theater Academies in addition to the $5 movies on Friday & Saturday.  See page 33 for a list of performance dates.
There’s no better way to cool off than a boat ride on one of the many local waterways.  Get in touch with your fearless side and try the shark fishing special on Captain Pete’s Fish Tales Fishing Charters in Chincoteague for only $69/person.  See their ad on page 47 for more information.
Perhaps you’re looking for a more laid back experience on the water.  If so, get on one of Daisey’s Island Cruises and check out their pony viewing tour, while saving $5 when you use the coupon on page 45.
Captain Ed Guinn and On Tyme Island boat tours has sight-seeing tours as well as morning/noon/sunset cruises.  Save $5 per person when you present the coupon on page 40.
Ride the banana boat for the best fun on the island at Captain Jay’s Adventures, saving $5 per person with the coupon on page 42.
Discover the history and charm on Tangier Island when you cruise out of Crisfield.  With the coupon on page 15, you can save $2 off your day cruise ticket.

When it’s this hot outside, it’s too hot to cook, at least in my opinion.  Cruise on over to The Hide Away Grill in Westover, MD to enjoy waterfront dining at the outdoor tiki bar, delicious steamed crabs & a FREE drink when you present the coupon on page 8.
Crisfield’s newest hot spot is Nachyotaco.  Use the coupon on page 31 to save 20% off your total check & don’t forget to try the watermelon margarita while you’re there.
The Deli restaurant in Salisbury has $5 wings every Monday & Friday night and daily during Happy Hour.  They have also been named 1st place in the Eastern Shore Wing War for 2 years in a row!  See page 21 for more details.
Looking for somewhere you can grab a snack and a cool T-shirt?  Check out Sugarbakers Bakery & Café in Chincoteague, VA.  When you utilize the coupon on page 46, you can save 50c on a dozen donuts or $1 on a cool t-shirt.
Just a little farther south, in Onancock, VA, you will find the Eastern Shore’s premier party spot:  The Fair Grounds.  Enjoy great steak & seafood, 12 beers on tap, 15 TVs and more!  See page 47 for more information.

During summer, there are SO many festivals to attend for good food, fun, and the joy of supporting your local economy.
Do you like succulent summer berries?  Check out the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival July 24-26.  Enjoy $1 off adult admission by presenting the coupon on page 40.
Enjoy FREE admission to the Chincoteague Fireman’s Carnival and check out the Pony Penning festivities July 25-31.  See page 43 for more detail.
The Great Pocomoke Fair is July 30 through August 1.  You can find live harness racing, pageants and livestock exhibits.  Page 35 has more information.
The Worcester County Fair will be held in Byrd Park August 7-9.  Enjoy FREE admission, great food, livestock exhibits, classic cars, music, horse shows and even activities just for kids.  Use the coupon on page 33 and treat yourself to a BOGO free soda!  See page 33 for more details.
Labor Day weekend traditions in Somerset County include the National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield and the Skipjack Festival in Deal Island.  September 4-6 in Somers Cove Marina you can enjoy crab races, crab picking, boat docking & mush more!  See page 15 for hours and more information.  Flip on over to page 28 for information about the festivities in Deal Island, including a concert, parade, dance, fishing tournament and of course, the historic skipjack race!
It’s not a festival, but certainly an important part of “Shore Living.”  Check out the 3rd generation orchard grower at M & C Vessey Farms in Westover.  For hours and address, see their ad at the top of page 27.

Looking for a place that has something for everyone?  Check out Tim & Doris’s in Crisfield, where you’ll find new & used furniture, appliances, antiques and other collectibles, glassware, pottery and other unique finds.  Enjoy 15% off any item when you present the coupon on page 31.
Phoenix Rising Games and Comics in Salisbury is offering $5 off your purchase with the coupon found on page 16.  Bring the kids and travel back to your childhood, too!
Treetops gift shop in the Ward Museum offers a coupon on page 4 to help you save 15% off the total purchase.  Don’t forget to visit the awesome exhibits in the museum while you’re there.
Treat yourself to a massage or facial at Massage Envy.  It’s like relaxing at the beach, but on your lunch hour.  See page 16 for more information.
Maybe you’re looking to treat someone else…try flowers!  Main Street Flowers in Crisfield offers 20% off with their coupon on page 28.
Help your loved one hear again with 2 FREE battery packages from Audio Advantage Hearing Aid Center in Salisbury.  See page 17 for more information.
Does your vehicle need some TLC?  Buchanan Subaru in Pocomoke has a ladies detail special for only $45.95!  It includes wash, vacuum, window cleaning, wipe down interior with protective coating, and spray & shine the tires.  There are also other coupons on page 7, for an alignment service, tire rotation & balance, and AC system service/repair.
Is your yard work out of control?  Call Tim Schultz Lawn Care and let them take care of your mowing, landscaping, mulching, seeding, bush trimming and more!  Save 20% off services when you present the coupon on page 26.
Turn your unwanted metal into cash when you call A&B Salvage next to the weigh scales in New Church, Get a FREE phone quote on large loads.  They buy all metals with a guaranteed price match.  They even sell auto parts and batteries as well as offer rollback & low boy services.  See page 51 for the phone number.
Looking to add some ink to your body?  Kip’s Primal Tattoo in Princess Anne is a part of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists and blood borne pathogen certified, stressing the utmost importance in cleanliness.  Save $25 off a service of $100 or more when you use the coupon on page 26.
Did you know Chincoteague now has a taxi service?!  Island Taxi serves Chincoteague, Assateague, Wallops Island and surrounding areas, and offers a $1 coupon on page 44.
Maybe you prefer to bike your way around the island.  Head on over to The Bike Depot with the coupon on page 46 to get a BOGO free hour.
You deserve a GREAT vacation & EZ Loan can help!  NO credit check, flexible payment options and multiple locations.  See the layout on page 11 for contact phone numbers and a coupon up to $200 free interest.  Don’t let a lack of funds keep you from the vacation of your dreams!