Archive for March 2011

Fireman's Chili Cook-off + other Rock Bottom deals!

Kudos Ben!  Great event!!!
Last night from 6-8 P.M. was the annual Fireman’s Chili Cook-off and it was the craziest I’ve ever seen it!  It is at Rock Bottom on State + Grand and is a charity event where each firehouse makes a batch of chili to compete and the proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy or the “Jerry’s Kids”... Read more »

Love Freebies?

Love Freebies?
Today’s freebies are….. Schick Intuition…a surprise!  Log on their Facebook page to find out!!!   7 Free Issues of PARENTS Magazine!  (Sign up here!!) Play the Skinny Cow Ice Cream Game for freebies!! And find more awesome freebies on these blogs…. Couponing to Disney Free Sample Freak  Freebies4Mom Have a great day!  Happy SPRING!!!!!

My Fav Frugal Blogs! "Couponing to Disney"

My Fav Frugal Blogs!  "Couponing to Disney"
Kristin Cooper (aka Couponing to Disney) has the most magical blog on the net – it’s totally devoted to saving money to take her family to the happiest place on earth!  She is consistent, precise on deals, current and never misses a beat – especially if any deals have ANYTHING to do with Disney!  She is... Read more »
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Girl Weekend in Evanston! (Free Events!!)

Girl Weekend in Evanston! (Free Events!!)
I LOVE free and Evanston is having an all-girl weekend starting today!  Check out the schedule - I love all the free wine tastings!  You will surely see me there!   GIRL WHIRL EVENTS A weekend of fun and exclusive offers in downtown Evanston! April 15-16-17, 2011  Event Schedule  *All events are FREE unless otherwise indicated. ... Read more »

Travel Deals: Airspace Lounge

Here’s a new concept launching at BWI Airport this May, AIRSPACE LOUNGE….just heard of it through CheapOair (another great resource for budget-conscious travelers!)  I hope they open one soon at Midway!  :-) WHAT IS AIRSPACE LOUNGE? Airspace Lounge is a post-security space apart from the concourse where our customers can relax, use wi-fi internet, enjoy complimentary... Read more »

Here Comes Spa Week!!!!

Here Comes Spa Week!!!!
Okay Spa-holics…get ready to make some cheap appointments!!!!  Spa Week is almost here!!!  This year it takes place April 11-17 and you can start making appointments now!   Thankfully we have many options in Chicago… for SPA WEEK! Check their homepage to search the bounty of $50 Spa Deals!!!   Check out these participating spas in... Read more »
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You Have The Power 2 Switch From ComEd!

You Have The Power 2 Switch From ComEd!
Did you know that you don’t have to use ComEd?  That’s right….you have a choice!   SAVE MONEY ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL! In order to get you that extra $300/month to put in your savings to become a millionaire, why not start by saving money on your electric bill?  Check out Power2Switch!  I chatted with... Read more »

National Corndog Day!!! March 19, 2011

National Corndog Day!!! March 19, 2011
As any frugal dinning expert knows….March 19th is coming and that means NATIONAL CORNDOG DAY!  Not only is it a whole day devoted to the deliciousness of the great American Corn Dog, but it also means they are on sale for the occasion!     My favorite place to get corn dogs on this wonderful day... Read more »

Can You Save A Million Dollars?

Can You Save A Million Dollars?
Everyone is telling us social security is running out…and the stocks are falling….and there’s a recession…and the job market is down…..and….we get it… our generation is used to bad news.  But the question remains, what are we going to do about it and how can we begin to prepare for retirement, even though it seems... Read more »
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Find Extra Money Through Ebates.com!

Find Extra Money Through Ebates.com!
If you saw 50 cents just sitting on the ground, I’m guessing you would probably pick it up!  If you could get 50 cents AND MORE just by doing your usual online shopping – through Ebates.com – why wouldn’t you sign up?   Since I started using Ebates, I’ve received over $60 back!  It comes quarterly in a check... Read more »
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