Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Groupon = cheap dining when all the food is packed up! TGI Fridays!

Do you Groupon yet? There's no hidden fees, they have a $$ back guarantee if for some reason you are not satisfied with the certificate you have purchased, they are in all major cities around the U.S., you can buy a Groupon featured in any state and city (not just where you live!) and the deals are pretty awesome! At least take a moment to sign up for Groupon emails so you can be in the know too! Click on the word Groupon anywhere in this post. I've posted plenty of Groupon deals previously and here's another neat one.

Right now TGI Friday's has a Groupon in the Akron/Canton Ohio listing for $20 worth of food for ONLY $10. And there's some very user friendly "fine print" with this:
  • Expires Dec 2, 2011
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 6 or more. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only.
This particular Groupon is good at multiple Ohio locations and 1 location in Erie, PA. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Updated patio pics

It's finally not raining here, or in the 40's, and it's actually sunny. Welcome to our patio as we see it in the morning.

The other side of the hammock are 6 arborvitae "trees/bushes". Got these at Home Depot during a great sale for $9.99 each! Normally $19.99.

There's that "swingasan" from Pier 1 that I obsessed about. And yes, it's the best swing EVAH! The pink flower bushes are rhoderdendrons. To the far left of them are small hydrangea bushes and the taller, lighter green bushes are burning bushes (turn deep/bright red int he fall). All super buys at Home Depot with coupons they mailed out for being a Garden Club member and the 10% off coupons.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Get those new address labels!! For almost FREE, of course!

Vistaprint is offering a GREAT deal on address labels. I just ordered 140 for FREE and $3.25 shipping. PLUS, you can get 5% back by going through eBates (you know how I love me some eBates!). You can do this deal 2 ways:

  1. To get this deal through eBates, you need to be a member (join for free + get $5 just for joining!) by signing up HERE
  2. Then use their searchbox and type Vistaprint
  3. Once on Vistaprint's website, search Holiday Address Label
  4. Choose, design, and purchase
  5. Skip all those special offer pages
  1. You can also do the deal by just going through Vistaprint directly, but you will not be eligible for the 5% cash back.

Here a copy of my order - note the item number for a design that's pretty non-holiday like, it's the label on the far right when you search Holiday Address Label...
Item # 147-001

Holiday Return Address Labels
qty. 140 FREE
Subtotal : FREE
Shipping & Processing : $3.25
Sales Tax : $0.00
Total : $3.25

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Levin Furniture 72% off ($35 for $125 certificate!!!!) Ohio only - Decorate for LESS!!

WOW - check this out. You can buy a $125 gift certificate for ONLY $35 by going HERE. The deal is on until Sunday, midnight.

Levin Furniture locations in Ohio: North Olmsted, Middleburg Hts., North Canton, Oakwood Village, Mentor, and Akron.

fine print: Limit 1 per person, and 1 as an additional gift • Limit 1 per person per visit/ household • Entire value must be used in one visit • Not valid for pillows, rugs, lamps, accessories, extended warranties, clearance items or floor samples, for previous purchases or with gift certificates • Levin employees not eligible • Tax and delivery not included • Other conditions apply • Promotional value expires on November 16, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pier 1 $20 Rewards Certificate BONUS!!!

Now through 5/30/11, use your Pier 1 credit card for ANY purchase and automatically get a $20 Pier 1 bonus reward certificate mailed to your home!!! You can purchase $0.30 (yes, I said 30 cent) candle and STILL get the $20 reward certificate!!! Valid only once per card this month.

ps: going to pick up my Swingasan and stand today from there!!!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Home Depot 10% off coupon!!

Did you know you can sign up on Home Depot's website for a 10% mover's coupon? It's all right here: Save 10% at Home Depot. Is anyone else in your house moving? Because he/she can sign up with THEIR email addy too....KWIM?????????

And make sure you sign up for their Garden Club while you're on there. I get coupons in the mail from them ALL THE TIME for great deals - like the one recently for Buy 2 Shrubs Get 1 Free. And then I went on eBay and bought another one. You'll see pics off all those great shrubs (around our patio) sometime soon.

Did I ever share with you how much I LOVE coupons??

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Free Dirt!! Where else can you find me?

If you're in need of dirt for your flower beds and landscaping here's how you might be able to score some for FREE. If your development is still actively building, there's lots of dirt to be had. Ask your PM if they have extra dirt from recent excavations. We've been able to get many, many yards of dirt for FREE - saving us HUNDREDS of dollars. You might even find someone working in your development using a bobcat. You could pay that person a small amount to dump that FREE dirt in your driveway. I hope to have updated pictures of our patio (and flower beds with our free dirt) in the next few days or so. Unfortunately we seem to be getting NON-STOP rain around here for weeks and it's been hard to enjoy anything outside, let alone work on our yard.

I love sharing good deals. Some of these deals really have little to do with the original intentions of my blog. So...follow me on Facebook and Twitter - ThriftyAmy on both. Send me a quick note on either one so I know who you are and can approve you.

More coffee table reading material! Mother's Day Gifts - DELIVERED!

How about some great coffee table mags? Here's a GREAT idea for a gift for all the "mom's" in your life - a magazine subscription!! eBates is offering a 51% cashback deal when going through them for magazines.com. Mom can be reminded of you every month - or every week, depending on the mag you choose! No Tax! Free Shipping! Here's just some examples:
  • Entertainment Weekly - 52 issues for only $15.00 & then get 51% cashback, so it's like getting this for only $7.35!!!
  • People for only $26.30- 12 issues, with cashback it's like getting this for $12.87
  • Good Housekeeping $7.97 - 12 issues, get 51% cashback, so it's like getting this for only $3.90!!
Go check it OUT!! Deal only good when going through ebates. Click HERE

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Buying Patio Furniture? Like Beer?

Beer companies annually put out great rebates in the summer months. For the last couple of years I have been able to cash in on these offers. And this year is no exception. On Friday I purchased some new patio furniture at Pier 1 (see previous post). Today, I went on eBay and searched "Patio Rebate". As usual, there's more than 1 rebate valid in my state when you purchase patio/outdoor furniture & grills plus beer. I should be able to get $50.00 back on my recent patio purchases after purchasing a rebate form. Always make sure the rebate forms are valid in your state. It's pretty simple to do. Purchase patio furniture, go to grocery store and purchase required beer. Follow directions on rebate form to claim your money!! (Even if you don't like beer - buy it to cash in on this deal and then give it to your new neighbor!)

I also saved alot on the purchase at Pier 1. I mentioned in an earlier post about opening up a Pier 1 card. When you initially open one up, you'll get in the mail various coupons. I got a 20% off any 1 regular priced item, $10 off $50, $5 off no min. purchase, and 20% off regular priced purchase in April. And I got a $20 rewards certificate based on my first purchase when I opened the card. Here's how my deal is going to shake out:

Swingasan Stand $129.95 less 1st 20% coupon = $104
Swingasan $269.95 less 2nd 20% coupon = $215
= $319 less $20 rewards certificate = $299

rebate form cost on ebay $3 + $28 for (2) 18-pks of beer = $31

$299 for patio furniture + $31 for beer and forms = $330
less $50 rebate = $280 for patio furniture and (2) 18pks of beer instead of $400 for just the furniture!

And, I'll be getting another $20 rewards certificate from Pier 1 based on the points I already had and the one's I accumulated from this recent purchase (4pts for every $1. Get $20 certificate when you have 2,000 points). When I initially opened my card up, their double points promotion was going on. It's been really easy for me to rack up the points to get the rewards certificates.

If you don't want to open up a credit card with them - do yourself a favor and buy some Pier 1 gift certificates on eBay. You can always get them for below cost and save yourself some money that way. I did this alot before deciding to open up their credit card.

ps: and I'll get 2.5% back from eBates for my eBay purchase by going through them!!