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!

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, 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.