Monday, April 13, 2009

Why I've Been Gone

I have had quite a few emails the past couple of days from readers wondering if I am all right. I want to thank everyone for their concern and let you all know that I am totally fine I have just been EXTREMELY busy the past week.

With the Easter Holiday and family coming into town that we haven't seen since Christmas we have been spending a lot of time away from home and things are going to just be getting crazier. Right now we have family in town, next week my husband graduates with his bachelors and the day after he graduates we are leaving for 9 days to go on a CRUISE!! This has been a VERY long awaited vacation and I am counting down the days! But, as soon as we get back we will pretty much be broke and without a job!! Thank goodness for big tax returns and my couponing skills! :) My husband works on campus for BYU and since he will no longer be a student he will no longer be working for BYU. So the job search begins for this next year while we wait to start Law school.

So, as of now I will be busy helping my hubby look for a job as well as help him study for the LSAT which he will be taking in June. I also have been looking into some different programs and schools and have been considering going back to school to get my Masters. I NEVER thought I would want to go back to school but here I am wishing I could go back!! I still am not sure if I will or not but we joke around that me, my hubby, and two kids could all pack our school lunches together in the morning and head off to school together! :)

We have multiple different vacations and family reunions for the next couple of months so I have decided instead of worrying and fretting about making sure that I have a post up everyday while trying to get everything else done I am going to STOP doing the "I Am Frugal" blog for a time.

When I started the "I am Frugal" blog I was in a "season" of life where I NEEDED something to do at home while I was home with the kids all day. "I am Frugal" became my "Out." I feel, at least for the next couple of months, that a new season has begun and I need to make some changes and new priorities for me and my little family.

I have LOVED doing this blog and have learned so much about all of my different readers, saving money, how computers work :) and so many other things that I'm excited to look into and learn more about. I have even considered looking into taking some classes about online marketing or web design for the future!

For now, I am saying Goodbye to "I am Frugal." Maybe someday I will start it up again and hopefully find some of you great people again. Until then, thank you for your wonderful encouraging comments and the great tips and help you have given to me to make posting on this blog a lot easier!

I have made a list of some of my favorite blogs and websites that I have found useful over the past year. Some are money saving blog while others are recipe and craft and just some of my favorite blogs. I hope you all will take a look at these great blogs and find the help that you will need for your future "frugalness."

Money Saving Blogs:

Food/Craft/Misc. Blogs: (favorite recipe blog) (favorite homemade craft website) (Cute,Cute, Mom!) (Love this girls tips on clothing, and she is funny!)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

April 6 Redbox Code

Redbox has released a free rental code for today. This promo code expires tonight at midnight but you can use multiple credit/debit cards for this same promo code to rent more than one DVD.

The code for today is: TS473G

To use the code, select whatever movie you want, go through the screens as it directs you. When you see a button on the bottom of your screen that says "add promo code" click on it and it will prompt you to enter in your code. Afterwards, it will direct you to finish out the rest of your transaction. You do have to swipe your debit/credit card still but there will be no charge put on your account unless you return it after 9:00 pm tomorrow night.

If you have any questions let me know! If you need to find a redbox near you, go HERE!

Rite Aid Deals April 5-11

There a few great deals at Rite Aid this week. Here is the best I could find. Also, there is a new $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon available that would work great with the John Frieda deal for this week. Let me know if you see any other deals worth mentioning.

New to Rite Aid? Start HERE!
Need help with Abbrev. and Lingo? Start HERE!

Blink Tears-$7.99
There is a $7.99 Single Check Rebate for this
Use $2/1 coupon from the 3/1 RedPlum insert
Final Price: FREE plus $2 in overage after coupon and rebate

Colgate Total Toothpaste-$1.99
Use $1/1 in-ad coupon
stack this with $1.50/1 coupon from the March All You magazine
Final Price: FREE

Trident Extra Care Gum-$.99
Use $.75/1 coupon from the 3/8 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $.24

Mentos Gum-$.99
Use $1/1 coupon from the 3/1 SmartSource insert (this was a regional coupon)
Final Price: FREE

Glade Air Freshener-$.99
Use B1G1 coupon from the 3/15 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $.50

Halls Cough Drops-$1.50
Use $1/1 coupon from the 3/29 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $.50

John Frieda Hair Care-$5.00 each
Get $10 Single Check Rebate wyb 4
Use 4 $2/1 coupons from the 4/5 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $.50 each after coupons and rebate

Olay Bar Soap (2 pk.)-$2.50
Use $2/1 coupon from the 4/5 P&G insert
Final Price: $.50

Albertsons Double Value Coupons!

Did all of you Albertsons' shoppers see the three Double Value Coupons in the Sunday paper? These are only good until Tuesday, April 7th so make sure to take advantage of these great coupons.

To see the best deals for this week at Albertsons you can check out the weekly deals HERE and HERE.

FREE Nursing Cover from

Update: there has been a couple of girls emailing me to let me know that the promo code isn't working. I just checked it and it IS working. Just type in "onefree" and it will take you to a page that shows you the nursing covers. It won't look like it has applied but click a nursing cover you want and go through the steps to checkout. It will do the discount at the checkout.
Hopefully this helps everyone. Sorry I didn't explain that better! And I would go quickly, there is only blue and pink left!

Right now while supplies lasts you can go to and get a FREE nursing cover in select colors!! These are regularly $32.00 each! Just go to and click on "shopnow." When it prompts you to enter in a promo code type in "ONEFREE" and then select the nursing cover that you want.

You do have to pay shipping, but it is only $7.95. This is a great deal, so get in on it while you can. And if you aren't nursing any babies, consider getting on of these for a cheap baby shower gift.

Thanks to Kate for emailing me about this great deal!!!

Free Barenaked Ladies Music Downloads

You can go HERE to get 1 of 3 Free Downloads of Barenaked Ladies Songs. Although I think their name is a little weird I was a big fan of their music growing up.

Thanks Shephard for posting about this deal!