Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Frugals spring 2015



It seems as if spring has finally found its way to us, which means there is also a new edition of Frugals available!  Pick it up at one of hundreds of local retailers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia!

Camp Crown is the Salisbury area’s ultimate summer camp with outrageously fun theme weeks like retro week, carnival week & survivor week.  Drop off as early as 630am, pick up until 6pm, FREE laser tag, FREE afternoon snack, arts & crafts, medically trained staff & even a café to purchase lunch.  See inside cover for more details.  

There’s a new outpatient center opening late this spring in Princess Anne, MD.  The McCready Outpatient center will be open 7 days a week, accepts most insurances, walk ins of all ages are welcome and services offered include minor illness/injury to sports/employment physicals to immunizations & blood draws.  See back cover for more information & exact location.
Just inside the front cover on page 3, you’ll find a coupon for $2 off a day cruise ticket to Tangier Island.  Discover the history & charm as you walk the paths visited by John Smith in 1608 and even meet the residents of the island who still speak with an Elizabethan accent.  Cruises run May 15-October 15.   Perhaps ponies are more your style?  Daisey’s Island Cruises in Chincoteague is offering $5 off a pony viewing tour.  See page 40 for coupon and more details.

The warmer weather brings many opportunities to do things outside.  The Hebron Carnival begins May 27th & runs through July 11th.  Save $3 on rides when you go on Wednsday or Thursday using the coupon on page 23.  Don’t forget the famous oyster sandwiches and homemade crab cakes, too!
The Blueberry Festival in Chincoteague is July 24-26 and is one of the largest fine arts & crafts shows on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Save $1 on adult admission when you use the coupon on page 44.  Mark your calendar now for the SELL OUT Lucas Oil Pro-pulling tractor pull at the Pocomoke Fairgrounds on June 27th.  See page 6 for more information.  It’s almost guaranteed to be the hottest day of the year on July 15, the day of the 39th annual J Millard Tawes all you can eat Crab & Clam Bake in Crisfield.  Check out the bottom of page 28 for details.  One June 13, Parksley Volunteer Fire Company will be giving away a brand new boat and lots of CASH at their Boat & Bucks Giveaway.  Tickets are $40 each, and include all you can eat/drink, entertainment and entries for the giveaways.  See the top of page 47 for more information.

Take advantage of those beautiful days & warmer temperatures by playing a round of golf.  Winter Quarters Golf Course in Pocomoke is open all year round and offers 18 holes with cart for $20 when you present the coupon on page 32.  Great Hope in Westover is only $25 (see page 29).  Captain’s Cove in Greenbackville, VA is also $25.  There is also a coupon on page 46 to help you save 15% off your check of $25 or more at the Marina Restaurant. 

Let’s not forget our furry friends…Johnson’s Seed & Feed in Salisbury has a coupon on page 16 to help you save 15% off your purchase.  They have all your garden & pet supply needs.  Down south in New Church, VA, Thomas Gardens has over 1000 varieties of perennials, herbs, rare plants, trees & shrubs.  See page 40 for details.  

 Are you a sun worshiper?  Dover Pools has multiple locations throughout Delaware & Maryland, and offers a coupon on page 10 so you can save 20% in stock supplies, chemicals & accessories.  Prism Pools & Spas has moved!  Not to worry though, they’re offering $50 off a pool opening service.  Check out page 43 for more details.  Perhaps it’s money that keeps you from enjoying a pool of your own…EZ Loans has the solution to that problem.  Get up to $200 in FREE interest when you utilize the coupon found on page 11.  Want to find something to do outside with the kiddos?  Head to the Salisbury Zoo for some playtime and to check out all the new animals, including the brand new baby bear cub!  Stop by the Beastro to enjoy a FREE drink with the purchase of a hot dog & chips.  Use the coupon on page 21.  The Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke is a fun & interactive experience for all ages, where you can unleash your imagination!  Use the coupon on page 32 to enjoy buy one get one free admission.  Just up the river in Snow Hill, is the Pocomoke River Canoe Company.  You can rent paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and even motor boats from them AND save $5 when you present the coupon found on page 36.  I can’t think of a better way to relax & enjoy the historic Pocomoke River and all the beauty it has to offer.

Cookouts are very popular during the spring months, but just in case it’s not quite warm enough for you to enjoy being outside, eating out is another option, and boy are there plenty of options for you to try!  Caesar’s Pizza Palace in Princess Anne has a coupon on page 27 for FREE boneless wings with the purchase of any large pizza!  1 Fish 2 Fish in Salisbury has a 10% coupon on page 17 which you can use to enjoy their new items coming soon:  deli/substation, fresh fried chicken, and hand dipped ice cream!  Don’t forget their lunch specials during the week.  Looking for a one stop, meal & dessert place?  Check out DQ Grill & Chill in Salisbury.  At the top of page 18, there’s a coupon to help you save $5 off any cake.  You can enjoy buy 2 get 1 FREE ice pops at Frumex Paletas in Salisbury with the coupon at the bottom of page 19.  Countryside Market on Nanticoke Rd in Salisbury has a buy one get one half off any sub deal on page 20.  Or, you can enjoy an 8” cold cut sub, small fry & a 32oz fountain soda for $9.75.  Looking to try something new?  Consider The Wilde Hare, an artisanal restaurant in Princess Anne.  Their menu includes rabbit, alligator, soft crabs, ribs, scallops & more! PLUS, they have a buy one get one half off entrée coupon on page 26.  Chesapeake Crabhouse & Tiki Bar in Crisfield boasts of having the freshest seafood, hand-cut steaks, Smith Island cake and of course, beer, wine & liquor.  Save $5 off your total purchase when you redeem the coupon on page 29.  Everyone loves pizza.  Domino’s has an offer for pizza & wings on page 35 for just $16.99.  Don’s Seafood in the heart of downtown Chincoteague offers clams, oysters, and crabcakes.  See the coupon at the top of page 42 to save 15% off entrees.  Give Famous Pizza & Sub Shop a try when you are in Chincoteague next time and enjoy a buy one get one half off pizza offer when you use the coupon on page 38.   

Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away…Have you thought about those important women in your life?  Massage Envy in Salisbury has a coupon on page 21 so you can treat them to a $49.99 massage or $59.99 facial.  Blue Crab Treasures in Chincoteague offers gifts of all kinds, including jewelry, clothing, sea glass creations and much more.  You can even save 20% off one item with the coupon located on page 39.  Vance’s Furniture & Mattresses in Melfa & Cape Charles has everyday low prices and a HUGE selection for Serta queen mattress sets.  They’ll even take away your old bedding!  See page 42 for more information.

Children grow so quickly, many don’t even have a chance to wear some of the outfits bought for them.  Check out Growth Spurts consignment shop in the Twilley Center Salisbury for high quality, gently used & new items for newborn to size 12.  Save 20% off one regular price item when you present the coupon found on page 22. 

Should you ever find yourself in need of a tow, call Smullen’s Towing in Princess Anne; they do local tows for just $55!  They’re a family owned and operated business, offering local and long distance towing, lockouts, jumpstarts & 24/7 service.  See the ad on page 28 for their contact information—it’s not a bad idea to have at least 1 tow company # in your phone, just in case!  Ronnie’s Garage in Pocomoke offers tune-up service, minor repairs, towing, MD state inspection & also sells used vehicles.  Check out the coupon on page 32 to save 15% off any service. 

Planning an event & need flyers or invitations printed?  Print & Ship is your place to go.  Save 25% off any print job, including custom invitations, when you present the coupon on page 29. 
Do you like fresh vegetables and fruit?  Check out the Chincoteague Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Save $1 off any purchase of $10 or more when you redeem the coupon on page 41. 

As you can see, this edition of Frugals has a little something for everyone to enjoy.  Grab your copy today, or, do like I do & pick up a few: 1 for each vehicle, 1 for my purse, 1 for my desk & 1 to share with a friend!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Frugals Winter edition!



One of the things I look forward to most after the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season is getting the newest copy of the Frugals publication!  As always, the Winter 2015 edition is packed full with TONS of coupons at local retailers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Buchanan Subaru graces the cover, and on the inside of the front cover you will find a variety of coupons towards one of their many services.  A few minutes south, into New Church, VA is where Davis Auto Center is located.  They want to give you $200 off when you present the coupon on page 41.  Just north of Buchanan, in Westover, you will find R W Motors, who is featured on page 6.  Here you will find an offer for $750 off any car or truck on their lot!  Just a little farther north to Delmar, DE, is K&B Auto.  On page 12, they have a coupon for $100 off your down payment with any vehicle purchase.  For those who may be lucky enough to already have a vehicle, but still need driving school, check out Drive Time with locations in Salisbury and Berlin.  Classes start at only $49 & there is a $10 coupon on page 17.  On the same page, you will also find coupons for Grease Monkey good towards $15 off a full service oil change & tire rotation package or $10 off brake service.  

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner…Instead of giving the same old gift, give your Someone Special something special this year!  Try an Edible Arrangement and save $5 off an arrangement or dipped fruit box with the coupon on page 17.  If a romantic dinner out is more your style, then check out the Mar-Va Theater’s Valentine Cabaret event.  It features dinner and wine pairings on February 13.  See page 33 for more details.  I don’t know too many women who turn down jewelry….well, none actually! CD Marsh Jeweler (page 40) is your one stop Valentine’s shop with gifts starting at $25.   Of course, we can’t forget flowers!  Four Seasons florist in Chincoteague has a 20% off any one item on page 36.  Fun fact:  Many might think that Valentine’s Day is the #1 holiday for flower purchases, but according to www.aboutflowers.com, Christmas & Mother’s Day are ahead of Valentine’s Day.  Also in Chincoteague is the Waterside Inn, family owned and operated since 1987, providing all the tranquility you’re looking for without the high cost!  Page 23 has a Frugals exclusive offer for 20% off your stay.  This particular place is of special memory to me as it is where my husband proposed to me.  We will celebrate our 11th anniversary on Valentine’s Day!  While you’re in Chincoteague, head on over to Island Creamery for some delicious ice cream, and enjoy BOGO FREE coffee drinks with the coupon on page 42.  Maybe you want to help your significant other relax this Valentine’s Day…Then Massage Envy in Salisbury can help!  With massages for only $49.99 and facials starting at $59.99, you can’t go wrong!  See page 19 for more details.  For the boater in your life, take them on a date to the 32nd annual Seaside Boat Show in Ocean City.  Hubby and I actually went here during our Honeymoon stay in OC.  You can find more details on page 4.
If you’re looking for a new radio station to listen to, flip to 96.5 FM, CTG, the Variety Station.  CTG features a blend of rock & pop hits from the 70s thru today.  The on air team is unique in that all the programming is live with local personalities.  That old saying that “variety is the spice of life” has proven quite true as CTG Variety has become a fast growing entertainment and information source for the shore.  Check out pages 7-9 for more information on this station!

Many people dread the start of a new year, because it means tax season is lurking in the shadows.  Nothing takes away the joy of the holiday faster than a tax bill.  Luckily, you don’t have to fret over doing them yourself.  Liberty Tax has a coupon on page 16 good for $31 off your tax prep fee.  They have locations in Salisbury and Pocomoke.  The Book End in Exmore, VA, offers income tax preparation, bookkeeping services and payroll, including direct deposit and debit card.  Check out their ad on page 37.  H&R Block in Pocomoke has a coupon on page 32 valid for $25 off your tax prep for new clients.  This year, it seems as if our tax refund might already be claimed as my son was recently told he may need braces…I’ll admit it, the thought of that bill scares the crap out of me!  But, with the coupon for Dr. James Crouse on page 18, maybe it might not be so bad after all.  Hey, every little bit helps!

Russell’s Formal & Bridal in Parksley is having a Trunk Show January 23-25!  Visit them to try on all the new 2015 styles:  top name brands, tons of colors, special order available and MUCH more!   See page 43 for more information and a coupon to save you $20 on any current 2015 style prom gown!  

H&H Furniture in Pocomoke can be found on page 3 with several different coupons to choose from, including $75 off a washer/dryer combo, half price padding or 20% off 1 in stock accessory. 
I LOVE primitive country décor.  The Weed Patch Country Shoppe in Delmar, DE has just that, including candles, flags, Amish furniture and unique handmade items.  You can save $5 off your purchase with the coupon located on page 15.  Travel just a bit north to Seaford and you will find Something Hot Specialty Sauces, where you can get 10pc wings for only $7!  They have over 900 spicy items and hot sauces from around the world!  See page 13 for more details.

Do you use your porch for storage during the cold months?  Want to enjoy your porch all year long without the high cost?  Check out the coupon on page 14 for Porch Protection Services and save $200 off your purchase.  There’s also a coupon for EZ Storage in New Church, VA, that will allow you to “store it for a buck!”  See page 39 for those details.

Do you have a little one?  Know someone who does?  Check out the variety of new and gently used children’s clothing, baby gear, newborn essentials, nursing accessories, shower gifts, toys & much more at Munchkins Boutique located in the Food Lion Shopping Plaza in Exmore, VA.  Save 20% when you present the coupon found on page 41.  When you head just a little north, to New Church, stop at That Pet Stuff Place to check out all the goodies available for your furry babies.  Receive FREE nail clipping with any $20 or more purchase when you present the coupon on page 42. 
Looking for something to do that’s fun for the whole family?  Check out Crown Sports in Fruitland, MD and enjoy one (or more!) of their many family friendly activities:  laser tag, arcade, rock climbing, roller skating, group lessons, and much more!  Page 5 offers a BOGO FREE laser tag game and a coupon for FREE skate rental.

Ever wanted to learn more about couponing?  Well, now’s your chance.  Back by popular demand are the Coupon 101 classes taught by myself.  This year, we’re expanding to include locations in DE, MD & VA.  Cost for the class is $40 per person which includes your meal, non-alcoholic beverage, all instruction materials & even door prizes!  We have a BOGO half off deal available when you register 2 people for the same class.  Class dates are March 26 at Old West Steakhouse in Salisbury, MD, April 23 at The Club Car Café in Parksley, VA and May 21 at Pizza King in Millsboro, DE.  See the Frugals website or home page of the blog for more details or to sign up. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Frugals fall edition NOW available!



The Fall 2014 issue of Frugals is NOW available!  As always, there are TONS of awesome local coupons available inside and also online.

The cover features Philly Pretzel Factory, located on Mt Hermon Rd in Salisbury, next to Burger King.  Inside you will find two coupons:  BOGO FREE pretzels & 3/$5 Philly pretzel dogs or cinnamon twists.  There is also a Burger King coupon and G’latto, all located in the same shopping center.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to eat, and trying new places is pretty fun, too!  There are several BOGO food coupons in this issue:  Adams Taphouse Grille (Fruitland, MD) on page 20, Dominos on page 45, and Pizza King (5 DE locations) on page 14.  Try a dozen donuts from Corner Bakery in Onancock for breakfast or dessert, and save $1 (page 59).

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many people.  I much prefer October for the fall temperatures, but mostly because of the beautiful colors on the trees.  Pumpkin patches aren’t all that bad either!  Breckenridge Adventures in Vienna, MD has multiple coupons on page 3, including $2 off their corn maze admission.  This weekend we are planning a trip to Adkins Farm Market close to the airport in Salisbury.  You better bet I’ll be using the coupon on page 21 to save $2 off the corn maze & play area.  I’ll probably also be purchasing one of their Fall decorating bundles for $25 also—what a GREAT deal!  After the pumpkin patch, we’re headed to the Halloween Happening at the Salisbury Zoo from 1-4pm on Saturday, October 18 & 25.  With the coupon on page 19, I can save 15% at the Ocelot Spot gift shop.  For something to do indoors, check out page 33 for a “Double your jump time” coupon at Stratosphere Trampoline in Delmar, also a nice gift to give for that time off school in December!

Sounds like the weekend will also be bringing up some chillier weather, at least in the mornings.  Better make sure your heater is ready…we might be in for the long haul as far as cold weather goes.  Call Richy Hobbs for a gas fireplace or heater cleaning at the astounding price of only $70!  Service includes cleaning of burners, pilot & logs; check of pilot safety, thermocouple or MV generator; service remote control; light pilot & operation of unit through complete cycle.  

Many people do a “Fall cleaning” around their home this time of year, which many times leads to maintenance or upgrades.  Save $100 on flooring by Scott Frye’s Floor Coverings (Seaford, DE).  They feature hardwood, ceramic tile, laminate, vinyl, carpet, area rugs & much more.  See page 14 for more information.  Check out All Cabinets and Floors (Pocomoke, MD) on page 43 to save 15% off your purchase with them.  They specialize in counter tops, cabinets & hardware, flooring, and bathroom structure.

In case you haven’t heard, shopping local is important to the economy.  Check out Something Hot Sauces in Seaford, DE and save 15% off wings (page 15).  They have BBQ and wing sauces, salsas, dips, seasonings, beef/sauerkraut dogs, chili & cheese dogs, pulled pork , coleslaw, fries & much more!  If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone special, check out Treetops located in the Ward Museum.  They have jewelry, apparel, decoys, prints, toys & even home décor.   It doesn’t hurt that you can also save $5 off your total purchase (of $35 or more) when you present the coupon on page 22.  Perhaps you have a comic enthusiast on your gift buying list.  Phoenix Rising Games & Comics is located in the Twilley Center (Salisbury, MD).  They have lots of great gift ideas:  comic books, trading cards, games, and even Friday Night Magic Tournaments!  Present the coupon on page 24 to save 15% off your total purchase.  Take a trip to “the Island” and visit Island Arts (Chincoteague, VA) to see their collection of paintings, pottery, photography, glassware and other goods for sale.  Save 20% with the coupon on page 52.  Consider purchasing tickets for the 2015 Chincoteague Seafood Festival and save $5 (see page 53 for more details & how you can order online).  Uniforms Unlimited (Salisbury, MD) has more than just uniforms…they also have promotional products and individual/corporate gifts.  See page 6 to save 25% off any regular prices item or digitizing or one free screen.  

If money is an issue (ha, when is it not?!), you can get Holiday cash at EZ Loans of Delaware and save $200 in interest.  There’s NO credit check and flexible payment options.  Check out the back cover for more information.  Crazy Louie’s Pawn Shop in Salisbury is offering 25% off purchases with their coupon on page 27.

Are you looking for a location to hold a Holiday gathering?  Club Car Café in Parksley, VA is the perfect spot!  Featuring a private party room, buffet or menu style food choices and live entertainment, who could go wrong?!  See page 4 for more details.  Or, maybe you just want a place to Tailgate for the football games…Fair Grounds in Onancock, VA is the place to be!  With 15 TVs, 12 taps, they’re your place to go!  See page 59 for more details.

Of course, as the Holidays approach, the extracurricular activities increase.  H&H Furniture in Pocomoke is having their Spirit of Christmas weekend November 14-16.  There’s a coupon on page 41 to help you save 20% off one in stock accessory.  The 32nd annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair will be held at the Convention Center in Ocean City from November 28-30th.  Kids under 13 get in FREE!  Find tons of great gift ideas, free parking, Santa, and even door prizes.  The Festival of Trees in Princess Anne, MD will be held on Friday, December 5.  Cost is $15 and includes cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres.  Proceeds benefit Somerset County Historical Society & St Andrews Somerset Parish.  See page 37 for more information.  Page 53 has information regarding the Chincoteague Center’s Gingerbread Challenge on Sunday, December 7th at noon.  Form a team or just be a spectator.  FREE admission, but you are asked to bring a food donation for the Chincoteague Food Bank.

Want to make someone REALLY happy?  Give them a $300 Visa gift card that you can win at Buchanan Subaru in Pocomoke.  All you have to do is test drive any car on their lot from October 1 – December 13.  One lucky winner will be drawn on December 15.  Page 7 also has 2 coupons for Buchanan:  FREE winterization inspection ($49.95 value) and 25% off alignment service.  Maybe you have a learning driver in your house…Drive Time student driving school (Salisbury & Berlin, MD) is offering $10 off any service when you present the coupon found on page 27.   They also offer a Driver Improvement  program and Alcohol classes.  R W Motors in Westover advertises low down payments, guaranteed credit approval, and even a full service repair shop with factory trained ASE Master Technicians.  You can save $500 off any car/truck on their lot OR $25 off Maryland state inspection when you use the coupons found on page 10.  The Car Store in Laurel, DE has a lube/oil/filter special on page 13 you will want to see for yourself.  You can save $200 on your down payment at Davis Auto Center in New Church, VA when you check out page 51.  

Jewelry is a great way to impress the ladies in your life!  Michael’s Jewelry in Chincoteague has a coupon on page 51 that will help you save 15% off any one item in store or online.  They have Reflections & Zable beads, jewelry/clock/watch repair, appraisals & engraving available.  Just a little farther south in Onancock, VA you can shop at C D Marsh Jeweler and save 20% on your purchase there also.  The top of page 56 has their coupon and a picture of their beautiful Chesapeake Bay silver bracelet!

Making them feel pretty is also a good way to get brownie points!  It’s a Shear Thing (Salisbury, MD) offers a full service salon, facial/bikini waxing, and even accepts walk-ins.  You can save 20% off any service or BOGO half off products using the coupon on page 30.  Simone’s Hair Studio in Princess Anne, MD is having an open house on December 10th, but you can save 15% off any hair service or product anytime just by presenting the coupon on page 36.  A little farther south in Pocomoke is Shore Cut Salon, which is offering $5 off high/lowlights or color services with their coupon on page 44.  K & K Kasual Kuts Salon in Oak Hall, VA has a coupon on page 55 for 15% off haircuts.  Enjoy half off a pedicure/manicure with a haircut at Headquarters Hairstyling Salon in Chincoteague.  Don’t forget the coupon on page 58.  All About Tan in Salisbury, MD is open 7 days a week and has 14 tanning rooms.  Use the coupon on page 26 to get a FREE tanning session or 10% off any product.  

Of course, we know ladies aren’t the only ones receiving gifts…For the men in your life, check out the many golfing coupons in this issue:  Great Hope (Westover, MD), Winter Quarters (Pocomoke, MD), Deer Run (Berlin, MD) & Captain’s Cove (Greenbackville, VA).  Need a larger ticket item as a manly gift?  Consider a shed, garage, gazebo or sun room from Top City (Fruitland, MD) for your man to turn into his “Man Cave” and have a place to go whenever he wants!  See page 8 to save 15%.

Don’t forget that Frugals is also online, so if you don’t have access to a print copy, you can view the book and print out every single coupon for yourself.