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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Halloween coupon

Looking for a Halloween costume?  Save 20% off at Spirit Halloween stores or online when you present this coupon/code.

20% off at Spirit Halloween or SpiritHalloween.com

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Friday, September 12, 2014

New adventure!

As you may (or may not) be aware, I started as a full time student earlier this month.  It's quite different then working full time, school part time and family.  I'm mentally exhausted to be quite honest with you.  It's been a LONG time since I was in school full time, and since it's nursing school, the information is pretty intense. 

So, since I'm not working, last month I took the plunge & decided to become an independent consultant for Thirty One!  So, next time you are looking for a cute purse or storage item to help you organize your home/work area, keep me in mind.  You don't have to live local to me to order from me.  You can place your order anytime on my website and it will be shipped directly to you!  If you're interested in earning FREE products or maybe you want an excuse to party with your girlfriends & earn money at the same time, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Save $25/50 tree purchase!

Lowes & the State of Maryland have a $25 coupon available when you purchase a $50 tree of your choice from this list, and plant it.  Click here to print the coupon (PDF).  Valid through Dec 31.