Archive for 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: https://power2switch.com/) To ENTER, you must: 1) Answer (via a comment on the linked blog) the question below and then…2) Complete the entry form here: (https://power2switch.com/contest/billpay) 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 »
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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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"Be Nice on Black Friday"

Updated 1PM 11/23/2011 – with the recent comments, I changed the title for this guest post.  Here’s a special bonus from my good friend and guest contributor, Theresa Egan. She wrote this great article last Thanksgiving, and I figured it was worth a re-post for “pre-Black Friday”. Here’s her helpful advice to keep in mind... Read more »

Dominick's New App - Free!

Dominick's New App - Free!
Since Dominick’s is awesome – they asked me to see how I like their new app, and will provide one of my lucky readers with a $50 Gift Card! I know this could really help someone this Thanksgiving! THE CHANCE TO WIN $50 to DOMINICK’S! Leave a comment on my this blog post (found here)... Read more »

Frugal Christmas...Advent

Frugal Christmas...Advent
As Christmas approaches, I find this is the most inspiring times to think about personal finance.  This season many people suffer in financial woes and think that their credit card statement or bank account has to curb their Christmas celebrations.  This season I will be encouraging readers to enjoy and celebrate Christmas.  Not Santa and... Read more »
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Free Entertainment for the Family - A Christmas Carol!

Take your family and friends to the classic Christmas Carol! It’s a wonderful opera production put on by Northeastern Illinois University for two nights only on November 18 and 19th.  On Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m come and enjoy this delightful version of A Christmas Carol, the original story by... Read more »