Need some brownie mixes? Head on over to MamaCheaps to learn how you can score 20 free boxes of Betty Crocker Brownie Mix at ACME right now.
If you wear a sports team logo of any kind to Chick-fil-A from 10:30 a.m. until close of business on Monday, September 7, 2009, you'll get a free chicken sandwich.
More details are here. I'm guessing that you could even print something out online and pin it to your clothing, if you don't have a shirt or hat or other clothing with a sports team logo on it.
Also, if you haven't done so, be sure to sign up here for a free chicken sandwich coupon. They still have around 20,000 left to give out.
Through the end of today (September 4, 2009), you can get a free song download of your choice from BlueBehemoth.com (formerly known as Behemoth.com).
Just visit BlueBehemoth.com and log into your account (or set up a new account) and enter coupon code NEWBLUE into the “Redeem a Coupon” field on the
right side of the BlueBehemoth.com “Cart” web page, and click “Redeem.” Then got to the “Music”
section, browse through and preview thousands of tracks, and download
the song you like best–for free! Offer expires September 4, 2009.
I love their selections of uplifting music and have my iPod shuffle that I use while working out on the elliptical filled with a selection which I've downloaded from BlueBehemoth.com. They offer a new free download everyday so you'll want to check back often.
Inspired by Stephanie's post on cutting down on waste,
I've been contemplating areas where we've cut down on waste in our home.
As I thought about these things, I realized how often frugality can go hand-in-hand with being environmentally-friendly.
Here are a few of the ways we've cut down on waste in our home:
1) Utilizing PaperBackSwap and the library instead of buying books new.
Also, unless I find a book to be exceptional book, I usually pass it on once I'm
finished with it so that someone else might enjoy it and our home can
stay pared down from unnecessary clutter.
2) Buying clothes at second-hand stores at least 50% of the time or more. We also readily accept offers of hand-me-downs from others.
3) Cooking and baking from scratch as much as possible. This is not only healthier for us, but it eliminates much of the extra packaging which comes along with eating a lot of boxed and processed foods.
4) Thinking before I throw something out, "Is there another way I can use this?"
5) Reusing foil and plastic bags until there is no life left in them.
In addition, we use Tupperware or pans/containers with lids instead of
disposable containers whenever we can and, by doing so, I've found that I can get by with only buying a small roll of aluminum foil and a box of plastic bags every six months or so.
6) Eliminating paper towels and using cloth rags/towels instead.
7) Keeping it simple: Staying home more, not having an excess of clothing or household items, drinking water most of the time, and trying to only buy what we need.
8) Only requesting free samples for items we'll use.
9) Using baking soda and Basic H for almost all of our household cleaning.
10) Using less–less shampoo, less laundry detergent, less electricity, and so on. You can cut back in many areas without even ever noticing it and conserving in simple ways throughout each day can add up to big savings
in the long run.
How are you reducing waste and
being frugal at the same time? I'd love to hear your ideas!
Originally published March 2008.