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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
I do a fair share of traveling and since I'm frugal in so many ways, why wouldn't I add Travel to the mix? Based on my experience, I ALWAYS have a tip or two about getting a Frugalicious deal!!
I just came back from Mexico and I wanted to share my frugal tips. I have to admit, I was forced into the first tip...my friend challenged us to take a PERSONAL ITEM for a four day, three night trip to Mexico, with another day in Florida. Sigh...I DID step up to the plate. Should I have though?...
So if you've followed me for ANY period of time, you'll know that I am an avid Spirit Airlines traveler. I will have to do a SEPARATE blog on Spirit because...well, just because. Let it be known though, I have ZERO issues with flying with them and I'm speaking as a plus size, semi-bougie woman who's taller than average (I'm 5'8").
Anyway, so I took on the challenge. Spirit changed their personal item dimensions in April to 18x14x8, so I went searching for a bag. I saw a video and decided on the Vera Bradley Weekender. First, I freaking LOVE this bag!! It's cute, has lots of room and the fabric makes a mold-able bag...because although it "fit" the new dimensions, there was a little bit o' finagling going on!!
- it fit and flew
- forced me to be decisive in what I brought
- packing cubes fit
- less baggage (literally) and you can move quickly
- bag was heavy
- does not fit under seat
- can't bring many souvenirs back including teguila (I mean it is Mexico)
LOL!! All-in-all, I guess I'd do it again under the right circumstances, like a "beach bum" trip, but in general, I think I'll stick with the Carry On for international trips. I'll gladly pay the fee (UPFRONT, remember that) to make sure I have room and can roll my luggage around.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Hey bloggers! Here is a fun new blogger giveaway event opportunity (Hosted by Lil' Blog and More) and Sponsored by author and fellow blogger, Christine Luken!
This will be a great event, that will help gather a lot of exposure and followers - So be sure to join in! There are a lot of different options available.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Enter for a chance to win the My Favorite Pastimes Giveaway!
With summer just around the corner it is time to take a breather and do some things that we like. Who doesn't like music, reading and shopping?
Today, we are giving away one pair of Over Ear Headphones that have a round cup and star design. Those music lovers out there can enjoy themselves without disturbing everyone else in the house.
Can't wait to see if you won, you can purchase The Lives We Lead here.
As an added bonus, if you can wait that long The Lives We Lead will be free in e-book format from June 4-7!
And of course, who doesn't love to shop especially without leaving home. One reader will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Aren't gift cards great!
Sponsor: Alexandra Egi, author
Our giveaways are a success and the main reason is because of our awesome co-hosts and participating bloggers!
Be sure to visit their blogs and look around as a thank you for working so hard to bring you so many giveaways.
We've been seeing some great stuff in giveaways lately and that is because of all of you taking the time to "like", "follow, and "subscribe". The sponsors almost always look at these numbers before deciding to sponsor a giveaway.
Keep it up and who knows what we might be able to giveaway next!
And now for the very best part!
TheGiveaway dates: May 12 at 6 am CST - May 31, 2016 11:59 pm CST Open to entrants in the Continental United States and Canada. One set of entries per person. Prize: The first place winner will receive a pair of Headphones. The second place winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card. All three winners will received a copy of The Lives We Lead e-book. Total value of the prize package is $69.97. (discounted prices may vary) Please enter the giveaway through the Giveaway Tool listed below. Giveaway Tool will randomly select a winner. Winning entry will be verified. All entries are optional, and the chance of winning depends on the number of entries. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to have your name listed as the winner on the giveaway widget and winner's list of participating blogs. The winners name will be posted on the widget and also here. In the case of any malfunction of the Giveaway Tool the giveaway will be canceled and no prize awarded. The winner is responsible for any applicable taxes.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
So, about Black Friday. I'm not a big BF shopper but when I do, I shop small biz and support local!! :) But...SAVERS is the next best thing!! In addition to its 50% Monday holiday sales (Sunday, for Savings Clubers), they're also getting in on the Black Friday crowd.
They're offering 75% off Jeans, Pants & Skirts from 9am-Noon!! I WILL BE IN THE HOUSE!! This comes right on time, as I need more dress pants and I'm always on the hunt for a cute skirt (or 3).
Now, if you're skeptical about thrift shops or "second-hand" stores, please trust me when I say you'll find something for you and your whole family!! I love Savers because the stores are clean, the staff is pretty knowledgeable (but not bothersome) and the store is arranged by category and size. Before you wonder if they will have anything in your size...YES!! I wear a range of 22-26, with a size 11 shoe and I almost ALWAYS find something in the store that I can wear TODAY (not when I "lose a few pounds").
Don't believe me, take a look...
Friday, July 31, 2015
It's Back to School time (yes, ALREADY) and what better way to help Ohioans save than to take away that pesky tax!! Yes, taxes are helpful for the upkeep of our community, but it will be a welcomed vacation for frugalicious divas (and dons) such as yourselves!!
So, here's the deal!! This sales holiday will begin Friday, August 7, 2015 and will last through Sunday, August 9, 2015!! No sales tax!!
Here are the stipulations: