Showing posts with label coupons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coupons. Show all posts


Fall/Winter Consignment Sale Schedule 2016

It is that time again, time to pull out the kid's fall and winter wardrobe, see what fits and what doesn't, and make a list so you can shop your favorite Maryland, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia kids consignment sale. Better yet, shop them all!  


Tropical Pineapple Pendant Necklace only $8.98 + Free Shipping

Cents of Style Fashion Friday Sale

Yesterday I was on a field trip at the Baltimore Aquarium with my oldest son. While there we browsed the gift shop. One of the trending items this summer is tropical items. I found this adorable pineapple pendant necklace  with a pretty steep price tag. This morning I thought it was pretty comical to wake up and see that Cents of Style's Fashion Friday included the same type of Pineapple Pendant!


Fresh, Local Boneless Chicken Breast....$1.67 per lb!

I had to pop in to notify you of this great stock up price on fresh local chicken.


Martin's Coupon Haul

Martin's and Giant Matchups for 2/19/2016

It's February and at Martin's and Giant Grocery Stores that means Freezer Stock up Month!

I am sharing a Hugh Coupon and Savings haul with you today. I got over 30 items for under $55 dollars and who doesn't like $1.00 Ice Cream!

Let me know your favorite deals this week and happy savings!


Perks of Creating an Amazon Baby Registry

If you in the market to create a baby registry there are several great options for you! My go to is always Amazon because let's be honest just about everyone uses it.


LOCALS: Hoffman's Quality Meat Fall Sale

Fall Sale for Hoffman Meat hagerstown, Md
 GUYS if you like meat RUN to HOFFMAN'S Meat Market and STOCK UP! This is how I afford higher quality local meats and stay within our 240ish a month grocery budget!
These are the deals that I get each time the sale comes around.

You can get this packaged anyway you like which is awesome.

This sale ends 10/24/2015. You can call in your order and pick up in less than 10 minutes!

If you bought the limit on each of these selected deals you would spend under $70.00 and you get 35lbs of meat! That is $1.85 per pound. AMAZING DEAL!!

Let me know if you get this deal!



Martin's Grocery Haul, Coupon Deals, and Gas Deal

 This week was a great week at Martin's if you are in need of some gas points and a couple household essentials!

First, I just want to address a why you have not seen a lot of coupon deals, matchups, and shopping deals.


Coupon Class for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia Coming Soon!

What's the best way to start out your September? By planning to attend a coupon class of course!
I have been working with a location for awhile trying to workout details so I can offer a new and improved coupon class with visual aids to keep us all up-to- date on technology and trends in couponing.
Coupon Class, Hagerstown, Chambersburg, Martinsburg, Greencastle

All has finally come into place and I want to gauge some time slots for the end of September to hold the class.

Can you please choose from the following what works best for you.(just comment with the letter beside the choice you would like)
A.Tuesday, September 29th From 6:30pm-8:30pm
B.Tuesday, September 29th From 7:00pm-9:00pm
C.Wednesday, September 23rd From 6:30pm-8:30pm
D.Wednesday, September 23rd From 7:00pm-9:00pm
This class will be 2 hours total in length  covering:
  • the foundations of couponing
  • how to use the top Smartphone Rebate apps, 
  • the top 3 couponing strategies
  • The must have rewards programs
  • Question and Answer session

The Class will be held at Blue Heron Events in Greencastle, Pa close to I-81 smile emoticon

The cost will be $10.00 per person and ADVANCE registration will be required due to the cost of the venue and take home materials for everyone.

I am also working on a pretty fun discount/freebie for all the attendees!

Please invite your friends and family! This knowledge of saving is very important for anyone no matter how small or larger the family! 

I can't wait to meet you!

Personal Finance Blogger

Jen Ward is the creator and author of personal finance blog The Nifty Thrifty Lady. She is mom to 2 wild boys and wife to Jeff. In 2012 Jen's family went from a dual income family to a single income family and added one more member when they welcomed their second son! Needless to say this left a large gap in the budget. Jen started finding everyday simple solutions to saving money and found her mission to share how to  live and fun, frugal and balanced life. The family of 4 spends on average $240.00 a month on healthy groceries, personal care, and household items thanks to a mixture of coupons, meal planning, and smart spending! Jen is currently a full-time mom, accounting student, volunteer, Speaker and creating Money Management Services by Jen Ward. 



Martin's Grocery Haul and Deals {8/9/15}

This week was the first week I had been to a real grocery store in about 2 months! I have been enjoying the summer and just making one or two bigger grocery hauls each month. Normally these are done at Sam's and Aldi then I get little things at Target and local farmer's Markets.
That is the best thing about creating a stockpile if USABLE items. We don't always have to go to the store.
This month it is back to the norm and I am back to shopping deals and replenishing my stockpile for back to school and long nights at the soccer field.
Here are my favorite deals at Martin's this week!


Influenster #nurturevoxbox | Unboxing and Thoughts

Influenster voxbox
I am so happy that I was able to test out the influenster Nurture Voxbox! This box was full of fun and useful summer necessities. Influester is a great program to sign up for if you love social media or are a blogger/vlogger and you receive the products complementary which is even better. Let's have a look at what I got!


Shop with Me: Target {Week of 6/14/2015}

I have not posted any great deals in while. I have said it before sometimes I don't NEED to buy much because I have a stockpile of my most used items. (See how I do this and stick to a $240.00 Grocery budget). This week there were two deals I really wanted to take advantage of because I am trying to restock some personal care items for donations.


Spring/Summer Consignment Sale Round Up MD/PA/WV

Spring summer consignment sale Pa-Md-Wv
Who is excited to find some awesome bargains during this years consignment sales?

These sales are starting to pop up in all areas and the "stigma" of 2nd hand is starting to lessen...can I get an AMEN!

I like lists of resources, a one stop shop so to speak. So, I decided to post a list of all the tri-state areas consignment sales that I could find and was able to get permission to post!

Enjoy and don't forget to share your finds with me.

Shop With Me {Week of 3/1/15 Martin's Food}

Martin's Matchups 3/1/15
It is March and that means one things: TIME TO STOCK YOUR FREEZER!

Here are some of the deals I took advantage of at Martin's this week.

Come Shop with me!


Couponing for Good: Helping the Community by Saving

couponing for good hagerstown
Back before I started The Nifty Thrifty Lady I always had a heart for giving to others. The hard part was I didn't always have the money. I could have let that stop me but I didn't. I found creative ways to give other than using my money. When I started The Nifty Thrifty Lady ay goal of my mine was to use the blog to help others. Today is that Day!!!


Swagbucks: Earn Rewards for Shopping, Surveys and more!

I have been dying to share Swagbucks with you all! But, I never knew the right time. When I was out to dinner with some friends they really were interested in the process. So I decided now was the right time!


Locals! Bittersweet Farms Soy Candles are on SALE!

Hi all! If you remember...way...way back when I first started this adventure I did a giveaway with Bittersweet Farm Soy Candles. You can find it here if you were just too curious!


Shop with Me {Week of 1/18/15} 54% Savings!

There were way too many great deals this week to pass up heading out to the store for a little couponing trip...or 3. This week I was able to save an average of 54% off my total bill and get some very nice items that will be kicking off a new group that I am putting together (more on that soon).



Free Kindle Download: The Complete Minecraft Book Series!

I wish I would have recorded my son's face when I told him I got him the complete Minecraft Book Series for free!


Weekly Deals: CVS, Target, Dollar Tree, Walmart

This week was a good week all around! For a little over $30.00 I was able to stock up on shampoo, add some meat to my freezer, a little makeup to my small collection, and score over 200 labels plus more!

Here's how:
My first trip this week was to Target to take advantage of the Herbal Essence deal:
Herbal Essence 2/$5.00 Total $10.00
Paper mate erasable pens .68
Zipper binder pouch .28
Rimmel Stay Matte powder $3.99
Nyx concealer 4.99
Nyx eyeshadow pencil 4.49
Total 23.47

2 -B2g1 free HE coupons ( Ss 9/14)
1.00/1 rimmel product (rp 8/14)
5.00 of off 20.00 beauty purchased text "BLUSH4" to target 827438
Used target Red Card
Total $13.62

Today I went to Cvs and BACK to Target (my grams needed her flu shot ;))
8 L'Oreal  Shampoo/Conditioners 2/$9.00 Bought 6 Total 27 Receive $5.00 ECB when you buy 2
3 CVS Facial washes on sale b1g1 50% off each is $5.00 when you buy 2 or more
1 CVS Facial Toner b1g1 50% off $4.99 each

I broke this up into 4 transactions to roll my CVS rewards
Trans. 1
2 L'Oreal Shampoo $9.00
use 1 $4.00/2 L'Oreal Shampoo (RP 9/14)
used $5.00 ECB
Total .54
Received $5.00 ECB
Trans. 2
 2 L'Oreal Shampoo $9.00
use 1 $4.00/2 L'Oreal Shampoo (RP 9/14)
used $5.00 ECB
Total .54
Received $5.00 ECB
Trans. 3
 2 L'Oreal Shampoo $9.00
use 1 $4.00/2 L'Oreal Shampoo (RP 9/14)
used $5.00 ECB
Total .54
Received $5.00 ECB
Trans. 4
3 CVS face Wash 2 @ 5.00 ($10.00), 1 @ 2.50 (BOGO)
1 CVS Toner 1@ $2.49 (BOGO)
Used $5.00 off 20.00 CVS beauty Purchase EMAIL
Used $5.00 in ECB from last transaction and $3.00 from previous trip
Total $21.97
Paid $2.50

1lb Ground Beef $4.99
1lb Ground Pork $3.99
1 Perserving Guide $4.84
1 Oreo cookie (Not pictured)
Used Peelie coupons on page $5.00 off meat
used 5% cartwheel on ground beef
Paid $9.98

 UM You could say I am a little obsessed with the Dollar Tree but look at this amazing haul of sticker labels?! This is well over 200 labels each pack is $1.00!! If I were you I would RUN and grab as many as you can (but leave some for the next person!)


A couple notable clearance deals
 This espresso was originally $6.99! Marked down to $1.79

Worst Picture in the world of blogging up get to Walmart to start Christmas shopping out with a BANG! Over two aisle are stocked with toy clearance!

Well that about warps up my deal shopping this week.

Tell me your favorite deals!


Plum Paper Planner Family Planner Review and Coupon Code

This post is very exciting for me in about a million different ways! I won't bore you with every single way but I just wanted to express that right off the bat!

At the beginning of the year I bought my first paper planner as a SHAM. I had always carried a planner for work but since staying at home I didn't think I really needed one. I had various checklists, wall calender's and such that I wrote on to track events, ut they were just not working for me. No lie I was late to two doctors appointments within a month! I tried using my phone but that is not a constant for me. So, I used some Christmas money and bought a Day-Timer from a local office store. It was a splurge for this thrifty lady but so worth it to be organized.

Fast forward to July. My Day-Timer had not been touched in about four months. Why? The layout did not work with how I organized my day and did not help me remember appointments, track meals, or special events. I was very disappointed the planner did not work. I decided to use the ever famous Google to research planners and I came across an almost overwhelming amount of information!

I looked reviews, price points, and youtube videos to make the most practical and cost effective choice of planners since I had admittedly already splurged on one this year.

I chose.....(drum roll!) a Plum Paper Family Planner!
This has been the best purchase I have made in a very long time! I decided I wanted to share it with you and I even was able to contact the company and they were gracious enough to give my readers a coupon code (THANKS PP!)

Elements of the Plum Planner

 The outside cover can be customized with any color, font, and wording. They have over 20 different designs in the Etsy store to choose from it is almost TOO hard to pick. The cover is a very hard and durable card stock. The design is also on the back cover of the planner. Bonus!
 Covering the front and back cover is a frosted plastic. This acts as a protector for your cover.
I know that bulky things do not appeal to many people and I am one of them. This planner is a 12 month planner running from September to the end of August 2015 another reason I chose this company. You choose when the planner starts! This planner is not overly thick actually my old planner was bigger and thicker!
The Inside
 First look at the deep color tones! Swoon! This is considered the year at a glance and is in the very front of the planner there is also the same for 2015.

 The main part of the planner is the weekly views. They are broken up into monthly sections with these, again, you get gorgeous colored and laminated tabs.  Now this is my one and ONLY thing I would change. The backs of the tabs are not labeled. I wish they were because when I am marking events in for months ahead I have to flip to the front to see which month I want to go back to.
Here is what sold me on this planner! The family planner option has 7 personalized boxed for you to label or leave black as you will! This is how my brain thinks by person, by area of life! And for $35.00 to have a completely customized planner was a steal! On the side of each week view there is also a notes section and weekly checklist. My planner categories are Top Three, Meal Plans, Jen/Jeff, The Boys, Health, School/NTL, To-Do.

 After the monthly sections you will find this double sided folder to house loose papers you would like to keep. You will also see a few notes pages and if you like to write lots of notes there is an option to add on more for a every reasonable cost.
 Here is a look at my weekly view. I have a colored coded system that I have used with all my planners. I also am experimenting with Washi and stickers!The Dollar Tree has a great selection of stickers so I am trying them out on the cheap ;)

Add On's
Plum Planner has good amount of add on options too! I am a list maker so I ordered a set of 2 checklists that are dispersed after the weekly views. I am loving them to track my routines and monthly goals!

You can also order repositionable stickers that fit the squares perfectly. I really like them and they fit with my color code system!

Making it my Own
 I am slowing adding items to the planner that will benefit me with time management. This is on the inside of my cover as a quick and removable to-do list.
I also wanted to find something to keep the planner shut when in my purse or bag. HAIR BANDS! I picked this style up in a 5 pack on clearance for .75!!
It does not bend the planner but keeps it closed the perfect win!



I would like to say that I was NOT paid or compensated to write this post. I honestly wanted to share this because I had never heard of a planner like this before!

If you would like to order a planner feel free to use coupon code "THRIFTY10"  no longer available to receive 10% off your order!