FREE Fondue – The Melting Pot

My Friends went to our local Melting Pot this week with a Gift Certificate from Restaurant.com.  She went to The Melting Pot’s web page to check out their hours, and she found this link to CLUB FONDUE.  When she signed up she got a FREE Chocolate Fondue for 2.  I thought I would pass the word along!  To find a store near you click here.
Thanks Vicky for this Thrifty Tip

Walgreens Thrifty Deal Match Ups 3/1-3/7


Walgreens Match Ups

Register Rewards Deals this week ( what is a RR click here?)

You have to pay for your item up front and then after you pay, a Register Reward will print good towards your next purchase.  The trick is to try and make your Register Rewards or Rebate money over lap from sale to sale.  If you do it right, you pay up front once and then you are able to pay for most your items with RR or rebate money.
Tide Liquid Detergent $5.99
– use the .35 cent coupon from 3/1 P&G coupon insert
– get back a $1 Register Reward good towards your next purchase
Final price=  $4.64
Sunsilk shampoo or conditioner $2.99
– Use $2 off 2 coupon from the 1/18 redplum coupon insert
– get back a $1 Register Reward good towards your next purchase
Final Price $1.50 each
Buy $25 in the following Baby care  products and get $10 register reward back
– products are also  25% off this week
– use these printable coupon  , here, here and here.
Final price varies on what you buy
Blink tear eyes $7.99
– use $2 coupon from 3/1 Red Plum coupon insert
– get back a $7.99 Register Reward good towards your next purchase
Final price Free plus a $2 overage
Colgate Max Toothpaste $3.29
-use .75 cents off coupon from the 2/22 smart source coupon insert
-get back a $3.29 Register Reward good towards your next purchase
Final price FREE plus a .75 cents overage
Kashi Go Lean Cereal 3 for $10
– use $1 coupon from  here 
– get back a $3 Register Rewards when you buy 3
Final price $1.33 each box
   
Other Thrifty Walgreens Deals
Chex Mix 2 for $3
Final price= $1 or .50 cents each
Nabisco Crackers Buy one for $1.99 get one free
– use the $2 off 2 coupon from the 1/25 smart source coupon insert
Final price FREE
Campbell’s Soups 3 for $3 with in-store coupon
-use in store coupon( you do not have to buy 3 to get them at $1 price)
-use $1 off 2 coupon from here
Final price .50 cents each
Reach Toothbrush $.99 in-store coupon
– use your in-store coupon from ad
– use $1 off coupon from the 2/8 red plum coupon insert
Final price FREE
Aleve 2 for $5
– use $1 off 2 easy saver coupon page 25 ( coupon book in store next to the ads)
Final Price $1 each when you buy 2
Free After Rebate All month long
I tend to wait to buy these items to see if they have coupons later in the month which will not only make them free, but a money maker as well.
-Axe Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler $5.99
-Memory Formula 45 Soft Gels $19.99
-WalZyr 24 Hour Allergy Relief $3.99
-Walgreens Extra Strength Headache Relief  $2.99

There are many other deals but I just post the ones I think are the most THRIFTY.
New to coupons read my coupons 101 post here
For more help read my Walgreens tips post here
To view this weeks ad click here, Thanks HCW
 

Last Day Restaurant.com 80% OFF

Just a reminder TODAY is the LAST DAY for the Restaurant.com $25 gift certificate for $2 Bucks!
Click here to read how

or go straight to the offer below:

Now Save 80% Off with every order of $25 Gift Certificates. Use code DINE and pay $2 thru 2/28/09.

As Featured On

Featured on …

The Financial Times
2/28/09

So my wife isn’t one to brag, but she has been featured today in Financial Times, http://www.FT.com
Her blog “A Thrifty Mom” has a write up by Jonathan Birchall titled “Americans embrace cyber moms’ blog bargains” from the New York office of the London based newspaper Financial Times, Jonathan calls his newspaper “like the Wall Street Journal, but based in London, we like to think it’s more fun”. Jonathan found her blog and asked if he could interview her. Of coarse Sarah being a small town dairy farm girl was a bit shocked. She actually did some research on the Financial Times, thinking she just got some spam mail. Come to find out it is a legit and high end news source. So she called him back. His British accent made it a fun conversation. In his article he stated:
“In a sign of the demand, Sarah Barrand, a mother of three who launched A Thrifty Mom in Idaho last month, says she is already averaging 1,000 readers a day. “To be honest, I had no idea what a blog was a year ago,” she says. “But it’s taken off like I would never have imagined.””

She is featured with other bloggers such as Southern Savers, Money Saving Mom, The Frugal Mom, Coupon Cravings, and Stephanie Nelson, the Coupon Mom, who has been featured on Oprah, The Today show, and many other news agencies. These are all very large blogs that do quite well. Sarah said she feels so honored to be included with these fellow bloggers.
You can read the full article here:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/94651ae2-04f7-11de-8166-000077b07658.html

Tell Sarah what you think.

Idaho Channel 2 News covers A Thrifty Mom
3/2/09

Guess who showed up at my house today?

Click here to read the article

Clcik here to watch the video

Welcome Channel 2 viewers!
These are a few posts you might want to check out.
Coupons 101, how to get started
Freebies 101, info on signing up for free online items
This weeks Albertsons match ups here and here
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Nicole from Channel 2 News came to do a story about my blog.
It will be on the 4pm, 5:30, and 10pm news TONIGHT!
Nicole was a sweet heart, and easy to talk with!
It was a lot of fun! But I am nervous to see how it turns out!

Idaho Statesman, Front page of Life section


A Thrifty Mom made the front cover of the Life section today in our local Idaho newspaper, The Idaho Statesman. I was so nervous today waiting for the paper, so I sent my husband Matt to go buy one!

You can read the entire story here: A Thrifty Mom: “Save on your grocery bill with tips from coupon-clipping moms” Thanks to Brenda Gutierrez who wrote this article, and Joe Jaszewski the photographer.

If you are new to couponing we have a couple post that will be of help to you.
First- Coupon 101 – learn the ins and outs of couponing, so you won’t be overwhelmed.
Second- Freebies 101 – learn proper techniques for getting freebies safe.
Start small, dont’ plan an entire month of groceries with a $50 budget. Once you are more familiarised with terms, places to find coupons, and stores that cater to us you’ll be on your way to saving hundreds. Just start by reading these post, and start small. Build up, plan a trip for a few items to see how cheap you can get them! Then you will be addicted.

Last Day to enter "ATM" Giveaway

Would you like to win this Mini Altered tin, with 4 matching cards?
Don’t miss out on my ATM ( A Thrifty Mom) Giveaway
To read all the details, and to enter click here
Giveaway ends Saturday 28th at Midnight

Last Day to enter "ATM" Giveaway

Would you like to win this Mini Altered tin, with 4 matching cards?
Don’t miss out on my ATM ( A Thrifty Mom) Giveaway
To read all the details, and to enter click here
Giveaway ends Saturday 28th at Midnight

My Thrifty Target Savings- FREE Renuzit

Before discounts and coupons these items would have been $17.92
I only paid .33 cents

Here is how I did it:
Renuzit spray $1.92
-use $1 coupon from the 2/22 smart source coupon insert
-use the in store coupon printable here, or click here to read how to print it at Target
Final cost FREE with 8 cent overage, (they do not give you money back you need to buy another item that they can credit the overage to.)
CoverGirl with Olay Foundation $7.00
-was on clearance for $1.76
-used the $2 coupon from 1/18 P&G coupon insert
Final price FREE plus .24 cent overage (they do not give you money back you need to buy another item that they can credit the overage to.)

Soft Soap $2.00
-it was on clearance for $1.34
-used .75 cents off coupon found next to item in store
Final Price .59 cents 

I live in Idaho and we have a 6% sales tax,I pay sales tax on all these item other wise they would have been .3 cents.  But I still think .33 cents is a THRIFTY deal.

Other items you might want to check for at Target

Gold Fish Crackers on sale for $1.79
-use $1 printable Target coupon here
Final cost .79 cents a bag 


Print $3 off Kashi bars click here