Friday, December 27, 2013

Kindle Helps


There are so many free Kindle books & apps if you know how to find them.

Every day there's a free app in the App Store.  Occasionally on the top of the screen by the free app are apps on sale.  To find free apps, just use the search bar & add the word free to whatever you are looking for.

Here's a link for free apps from Amazon.

To find free Kindle books, use the search bar & add free to the description.  You'll be amazed at all of the free books out there.

Here's a link for free Kids books. Just make sure you check the price before you buy because sometimes the price changes or one that isn't free will show up.  You can narrow down the choices on the side.

Here's a link for free Christian books.


Here's a link to the guide for the Kindle.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bible Resources for Kids

Deut 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Proverbs 22:6 – Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.    

Movies/TV

·        Boz the Bear
·        What’s in the Bible (library or JellyTelly)
·        Veggie Tales
·        Hermie & Friends
·        Donut Man
·        McGee & Me
·        Adventure in Odyssey (library or JellyTelly)
·        Beginner’s Bible - youtube
·        Superbook (church library)
·        Older Jay Jay Jet Plane
·        321 Penguins
·        Friends & Heroes
·        Answers in Genesis movies
·        Moody Science
·        Chronicles of Narnia
·        Quigley’s Village


Books/Magazines

·        Adventures in Odyssey  
·        Imagination Station
·        Clubhouse/Clubhouse Jr
·        Jaffray Collection
·        Kids Answers (Answers in Genesis)
·        Jonathan Park Books
·        Newer Berenstain Bears
·        Chronicles of Narnia
·        Little House on the Prairie
·        Anne of Green Gables
·        The Cul De Sac kids
·        Lamplighter
·        Grandma’s Attic
·        Read Aloud Bible – 4 volumes
·        Kid’s Bible Stories
·        Aslan Bible website for books

Apps – iTunes, Droid

·        The Beginner’s Bible – iPad
·        The Adventure Bible Memory –iPad
·        ABC’s of God - iPad
·        Jesus Calling for Kids –$9.99
·         American Bible Challenge
·        You Version for Kids late 2013
·        Children’s Bible
·        Bible Heroes – cost and free
·        Life Of Jesus – cost and free
·        Superbook
·        Interactive Bible Stories
·        Bible for Children


Bible.com – website & Bible app (You Version)
·        Read Bible or Listen to it
·        Follow Plans – Including Devotions & What’s in the Bible ones. You can pick from Walk With Jesus (21 days), Heroes of the Old Testament (25 days), Comfort (7 days) and more.  Each reading includes a short What’s in the Bible video, scripture reading, and a short reflection.

Websites

·        Boz the Bear
·        What’s in the Bible
·        Wonderzone
·        Answers in Genesis videos
·        JellyTelly - $5 a month fee. Jellytelly1 for 1 month free
·        CMAlliance.org/kidz
·        jcplayzone

Let me know what you use & like.




Monday, October 21, 2013

1 Month Trial of Jelly Telly Bible Videos & Games

Use code JELLYTELLY1 and get a $5 credit at Jelly Telly website.  You can watch probably more than 100 videos like Adventures in Odyssey and What's in the Bible (My kids loves these).  There's also some Bible games as well.  There's an iTunes app so you can also watch them on your tablet or phone.

If you don't cancel before 30 days, you'll be charged $5 a month.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Getting Organized

Looking for a way to get organized?  I highly recommend these folders I got at Staples.  They are Pendaflex Divide It Up.  Just an idea that has worked for me.

I learned about using folders from my friend Janis in January.  I found these folders at Staples that have multiple tabs & they have really helped with the paper on my counters.  I know where everything is & it's organized.

My folders & tabs
School - OES & Preschool
Church - AWANA, WOW
Stores - Coupons, Gift Certificates, paper clip gift cards to the first tab
Restaurants - Gift Cards, Coupons, Gift Certificates
Receipts - Rebates, FSA
Coupons - Photo, Travel (attach my membership cards)
Follow-ups - Current things I'm working on

I also have used them in my fireproof safe with important documents.  I have our wills, living wills, etc labeled.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Free Personalized Veggie Tale Songs

You can create FREE Personalized Veggie Tales Songs for your child!  Use code VEGGIE. You will receive 2 songs and 3 tracks of Veggie Tales, personalized with your child’s name!

Thanks She Saved!

Monday, September 2, 2013

1 Month Free Trial of Netflix - tv & movie streaming

Free 1 month Trial of Netflix.

I haven't had cable in over 12 years.  For my Christmas present from my in-laws I got a Blu-Ray player with wifi.  I first tried a Roku from a friend.  For the price difference I thought it made sense to get the dvd player for only $20 more.  At the time, we didn't have a Wii.

I did a 1 month trial with Hulu for tv & movies streamed through my Blu Ray player.  There were a few things I didn't like about Hulu.   Some of the shows had commericals.  I also didn't like I had to scroll through the "adult" shows to get find my kids shows.  When I did the trial, there was more PBS shows & had more current shows on it.

I then did a 1 month trial with Netflix & fell in love.  I'm totally hooked.  I definitely get my $8 a month out of it.  It's soooooo much cheaper than cable.  No matter what time of the day, there's always something for me & my kids to watch.

Since I haven't had cable for so long, all of these shows are new to me.  No commericals.   Every week I'm finding new shows. This week I found a bunch of 80's shows.  I've had fun watching Knight Rider, MacGyver, Coach, Cheers, Family Ties etc.  There are tons of show from Discovery channel.  I've watched all of the Clean House, Say Yes to the Dress, & My Fair Wedding shows.  There are unlimited shows for the kids to watch too.

You can also stream through your Wii.  I have the app on my phone & can watch while I'm out of the house too.  

I highly recommend Netflix if you are looking to save some money.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Register Your Subway Card

Register your Subway cards to know the balance and combine the balances from your cards.  I accidentally threw my card away with a balance & kept the one with no balance.  It wasn't a problem because I had registered my cards & could just transfer the money from the card I threw away to a new card.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Coke Rewards

In addition to Pampers and Disney Rewards, I also like Coke Rewards.  I don't drink Coke products but often there are free codes on line.  I recently signed up for Dunkin' Donuts & Southwest e-mails to get codes.  I have gotten a few free things.  Right now I have enough for a frree 8x8 Shutterfly book, but I'm waiting until I have enough for a free 8x11 book.

Codes are located under the lid or inside multi packages.

Check it out!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Restaurant.com Discount Certificates

Use code ENJOY to get a $10 certificate to restaurant.com for $1.60

This is a good place to check for deals when you are traveling.

The Grande Ranch - on old 30 has certificates available.  There's a $10 one for $1.60 where you have to spend at least $15 & a $15 one for $2.40 where you have to spend at least $22.50.  Tuesday nights they run a great deal on pizza.  Don't know if you can combine the deals.

The Pines is also on there. a $15 one for $2.40 where you have to spend at least $22.50

If you have used them in the past, they will let you exchange old ones for new ones.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Restaurant.com Certificates

I haven't mentioned Restaurant.com on here for quite a while.  I checked it out tonight & noticed 2 locals restaurants there.  I'll keep an eye out for good deals on these certificates.  You can often find codes to get them for a few dollars.

This is a good place to check for deals when you are traveling.

The Grande Ranch - on old 30 has certificates available.  There's a $10 one for $4 where you have to spend at least $15 & a $15 one for $6 where you have to spend at least $22.50.  Tuesday nights they run a great deal on pizza.  Don't know if you can combine the deals.

The Pines is also on there. a $15 one for $6 where you have to spend at least $22.50

If you have used them in the past, they will let you exchange old ones for new ones.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

$7.50 for $15 certificate to Beef O'Brady

$15 certificate for $7.50 to Beef O'Brady's in Wadsworth. Kids eat free on Tuesdays. They let you use the certificates on Tues. Makes for a cheap meal!

Check out other area restaurants when you visit Explore My Hometown

Monday, June 10, 2013

Way to use up all of your tube of cosmetics


I learned this cool trick at church to get the last of your cosmetics/lotions out of the tube.  Cut off the top of the tube.  Then you can reach into the product.  Slide the top back over the bottom to keep it from drying out.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Make Your Own Foaming Soap Dispensers

I love my foaming soap dispensers.  I have 5 for hand soap, 1 for kids soap, 1 for kids shampoo, & 1 for dish soap.  I use old foaming soap dispensers, fill about 1 inch with soap, & slowly fill the rest with water.  I turn upside down & back slowly to mix it.  Don't shake it or it will get too foamy.  Saves money in the amount of soap you use.  I really like the dish soap one.  It makes cleaning just a dish or 2 very easy.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cell Phone Safety

We (like lots of people) have canceled our landline & only use cell phones.  I taught my boys this week how to make a phone call on my cell phone just in case something would happen.  It's not as simple as picking up a land line phone & calling.

We talked about calling 911, reviewed our address, & also how to call my husband & grandparents.  I hope they never have to use it, but now they know.

Just a safety tip for you.

Expiring Coupons

If you are like me, you have a lot of coupons expiring this week.  It would be a good time to go through them & see if there are any you want to use this week before they expire.

Check out this post on sending expired coupons to the military.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Make Your Own Hand Scrub

I saw a cheap way to make your own Hand Scrub on Pinterest.  I made some for Mother's Day & liked it some much I made some for myself.  You fill a container about 2/3 fill with sugar.  Fill the rest with Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay.  Stir & add sugar or Dawn until you get the desired consistency.  It's like Mary Kay Satin Hands set.  You just need a little bit to wash your hands & they will be super soft.

If you are on Pinterest, check out my DIY board for other ideas.  http://pinterest.com/jcmiller128/diy-tricks/


Make your own Wax Tarts

I get frustrated when I burn candles & all the wax doesn't burn.  I found two ways to deal with this & to continue enjoying them.

I have a hot plate that I used at work to keep my tea hot that I can put the jar on to melt the wax.  If there's a lot of wax I keep doing this to release the smell.

The other thing I've found is to use an empty plastic tart holder & refill it with the melted wax.  Then I can break off whatever I want & put it in my tart warmer.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Senior Citizen Discounts

I saw this list on Facebook, but haven't verified it accuracy.

RESTAURANTS:
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) 

RETAIL & APPAREL :
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)
Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

GROCERY :
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

TRAVEL :
Airlines:
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Rail:
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Bus:
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ;:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

MISCELLANEOUS:
Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Favorite Authors

This really doesn't have much to do with frugal living except to say I love my library.  I love that I can reserve most any book or movie I want & if I can be patient, I can enjoy it for free.

Some of my favorite authors:

  • Kaye Dacus
  • Sandra Bricker
  • Lori Wick
  • Robin Jones Gunn
  • Dee Henderson
  • Mindy Starns Clark
  • Janice A Thompson
  • Sharon Gillenwater
  • Lorena McCourtney
  • Joanne Fluke
  • Becky Wade
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • John Grisham
Every couple months I go on the library website & look for new books by these authors or if I see something in the CBD catalog I like, I just go the library website to request it.  We do the same thing with the book orders that come home from school.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Entertainment Book App

If you have an Entertainment Book & a smart phone check out adding the Entertainment Book app to your phone to get access to more coupons

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Free Printables to create a Home Organization Binder

Here are some fun printables to get you started on home organization.

I printed off a weekly & monthly cleaning guide, a password organizer, & home maintenance tracker

Here are some other free fun printables including travel games & organization tools.