Saturday, March 13, 2010

Today's Giveaway Link: ContestBee on Twitter

If you're on Twitter, follow ContestBee. It may become a large time suck so I am giving you fair warning. I only dabble in contests but I did win one this December -- a $50 gift card to Tiny Prints. Who knows? Worth a few minutes of time if you're just surfing the web while lounging on the couch.

Cheap and Cheerful Chatter: Coupon Convert

While I still rely mostly on Safeway Club card offers to save cash at the grocery store, I recently put some effort into gathering coupons and was pleased with the result. We don't get the Sunday paper so I mainly print my coupons from online sites. I saved $16.60 last week!

Cheap and Cheerful wants to know: What are your favorite coupon sources?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Buy This, Not That: Men's Polo Shirts

So, this is a nice polo shirt. The perfect blend of tradition and fashion. But, this almost identical polo shirt comes in more colors and costs $30 less, plus you can get free shipping. You could get these to go with the shirt and only spend $9.50 more on your total transaction. I know at least one person at my house who would be pretty happy about that.

Cheap and Cheerful wants to know: What would you get the man in your life with the $30 you could "save" by choosing the less expensive shirt?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cheap and Cheerful Chatter: Do you know Alice?

Alice and I are trying to decide if we're going to be friends. Sometimes it's hard to be friends if you have too much in common. After all, I enjoy stumbling upon a great deal. All of the fun is in the chase, right? But I love free shipping! And I am growing to love coupons so this could be a match made in heaven. I'm going to give her "my number" (make a free account) and do some looking around. I'll let you know. If it doesn't work with us, she still might make a good friend for someone else.

Deal of the Day: $2 Oatmeal Wednesdays at Jamba Juice

$2 oatmeal, every Wednesday, Jamba Juice. Totally and completely yummy. Organic steel-cut oats with your choice of topping. I went for the Berry Cherry -- blueberries, dried cherries, pecans, and brown sugar and I enjoyed every single bite.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Today's Giveway: Prize Packages on The Maternal Lens

I love the Maternal Lens blog. They are having a giveaway in honor of their blog birthday. To check out the goodies, go here. And while you are there, check out their amazing photography. Only click this link when you have plenty of time to get lost on the internet.

Buy This, Not That: Black Floral Print Purse

While these items aren't exactly the same, I think you'll see the value in this product swap. My mom recently got me the purse pictured here for only $10 at Target. I get compliments on it everywhere I go. This similar look purse is $168! My advice -- get a cheaper purse and buy some killer sunglasses, a new bathing suit, or a new sundress to go with it! You might even have some money left over for a beach towel and an US Magazine. Add a day by the pool and you've really treated yourself to something special.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Deal of the Day: Garmin GPS

Headed for the hills? Planning a little summer road trip? If you don't have an iPhone or a GPS in your car, this Garmin portable GPS at 63% off is worth a look. After all, good directions are priceless.

Cheap and Cheerful wants to know: What are your road trip money saving tips?

Buy This, Not That: Cotton Dresses for Little Girls

What else says summer like a t-shirt material dress? This one sure is cute, but the price tag is a bit steep. For a better value, try this one or even this one. You can get both the second and third options for the price of the first. Now that's cheap and cheerful.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Buy This, Not That: Boy's Boat Shoes

Buy This, Not That (with apologies to the famous book about eating better) will be a new feature on the blog. First up: boat shoes for boys.

These original Sperry's are amazing! Perfect and classic. And, if you're going to wear this style of shoe on a daily basis, buy a pair by all means. $48 for kids on JCrew. $45 on Zappos.

But if you're just wearing the shoes to church or for a special occasion or two, check out these. Only $19.50. You can buy an outfit to go with the new shoes with the money you save!

Deal of the Day: Easter Styles from Children's Place

The Easter Bunny will be here before we know it! Snag some linen pants (only $10!), a dress shirt (only $10!) and a sweater vest (only $10!) from The Children's Place and you're all set. Many styles for boys and girls (like this dress for $15!) are already 40% off.

Since I swore off shopping for Lent (and my kids thankfully have some perfectly fine dress clothes already), I am all set. But if you need some dress clothes for Spring and Summer, this sale is worth a look. Or, even better, wait until after Easter and scoop up some items on clearance.

Cheap and Cheerful wants to know: Where do you score your dress clothes deals?

Today's Giveaway Link: Photography Class with the one and only Katrina Kennedy

Want to take a class with my photography mentor Katrina Kennedy? Click here to see a great giveaway that includes a free pass to her newest class. Good luck!
Cheap and Cheerful wants to know: I am thinking of making "Today's Giveaway" a new, daily feature on the blog? Yes?


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