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!

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!