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.