Sunday, May 13, 2012

Free Shutterfly Photo books


There are 2 different free 8x8 hard cover photo book promo codes floating around from Shutterfly.  That means you can get a great Shutterfly book for around 8 or 9 bucks for the shipping charge.  That's the best price I've ever seen.    I love these books.  They are a great way of keeping up with photos. 
One of the codes is 4Y82-D3M9 (Ellen Show promo)
The other is XJPV-2G63 (Family circle promo)
Hurry, I'm surprised these are still active today yet! 
Go to and create an account and add these into your account quickly before they're gone!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vacation Myrtle Beach  Series day 6
Have fun.  Don't forget your frugal living while you're there.  Make some dinner's in, pack lunches for the beach and buy snacks in advance.  Take from your stockpile from home things such as condiments, dry goods, cereal, etc.  Thing you won't need to buy there. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Yesterday I went to the flea market to sell some of Samantha's used clothes and toys.  I also made some magnets that I tried selling.  I didn't sell any of the magnets, but did sell a lot of her clothes, toys and household items that i've been collecting.  Inspired by Money Saving Mom.  I loved her series in April and it inspired me to collect 7 items a day to donate or sell.  I don't know how many followers I have, but I'd love to hear your stories of successes for selling things at flea markets/craft fairs/etc.  I've been searching for a way to make some extra money, creatively!  Please share.  I'll pick up on the vacation series again this week!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 5 Myrtle Beach Vacation Series
Try to plan ahead on the big things.  Such as if you're planning on doing a jet ski dolphin tour, book ahead for a discount.  Here's a favorite place of mine: Thomas Water Sports
A good dinner show to book ahead
Start planning your MB vacation here:
A good tiger adventure for the kids

The main destination for my family is the beach.  Pack a lunch and enjoy the day.  (Don't forget the sunscreen)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 4 Myrtle Beach Vacation Series
Decide on the drive---Are you going to try to drive right through to the destination or going to split the time and stay overnight somewhere? If you do stay overnight, choose ahead for the best deal. 
You can go through (if you're not a member, join, it's free!)
There are many hotel chains that you can earn cash back on.  I've found that you can usually get a good deal anytime before the vacation, so no pressure to book early.  Of course if you are staying in a place where there's an event going on, you should try to book early. 

You can do gas price checks for your route here, AAA fuel cost calculator.  That way you can estimate your gas price right into your trip.