Archive for December 2011

Win Free Electricity for 2012!

Power2Switch launched a new contest to win free electricity for a year!   To QUALIFY, you must be a Power2Switch customer. (Not a customer yet? Become one here: To ENTER, you must: 1) Answer (via a comment on the linked blog) the question below and then…2) Complete the entry form here: ( QUESTION: “If you have... Read more »

Frugal Deals this Week...

FOOD:  Free Peppermint Mocha Nescafe Samples available on Facebook. And CheeseNips at Walmart this week will be only .50 cents with this deal from “I Love To Gossip”. CRAFTS:  Make a 3D-Snowflake from 6 sheets of paper! Turn your home or party into a winter wonderland! ONLINE SHOPPING:  December 12 (Monday) will have cyber offers that rival Black... Read more »

Free Holiday Photos on Michigan Avenue!

Free Holiday Photos on Michigan Avenue!
Take your friends and family (And Pets!!!) to the Shops at North Bridge (520 N Michigan Avenue) in Chicago this holiday season. You can take free holiday photos for families, friends and even pets!!! (on certain days). Guests can take a picture with Santa (or a winter back-drop), edit, and print their photo all for... Read more »

Aldi - a great place for cheap groceries!

Aldi Stores have been popping up all over Chicago lately since the Great Recession (2008 – ?).  But while Aldi is new to the mainstream, until recently the only Aldi I had ever heard of was on the outskirts of Coshocton, Ohio. My Grandmother and I would go shopping there when I stayed at her... Read more »

Send in your 1st Gen Nano Ipod

Do you have a 1st Gen Ipod Nano? Did you know they’ve been recalled due to battery issues? Well it’s true – see here! Contact Apple and they’ll send you a free box to ship it back to them for either a new refurbished version or a brand new battery or a brand new iPod... Read more »

Frugal Christmas...Chicago 2011!!!

Frugal Christmas...Chicago 2011!!!
2011 Christmas time in Chicago! I’ve already seen a couple ‘Christmas’ commercials with pink elves selling cell phones and car insurance. I guess that means it’s that time of year to start thinking about December 25th. There are so many things to do that are free or frugal in Chicago this season….and I know I... Read more »
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