Ballet Class on the Cheap

Leotards, tights and slippers…oh my! As every “dance mom” knows, the costs associated with keeping our baby ballerinas clothed and stage-ready add up fast. Although many dance studios sell staple items such as leos and tights as a convenience to their students, the mark-up can be as high as 30-40%. Even the relatively cheap items […]

Need a Diaper Change? Cloth Diaper Savings Tips!

Guest post by Hannah VW. I have used cloth diapers on my son for 19 months and I love them! The internet is full of articles explaining why cloth might be a good choice for your family, so I’ll keep that part short and say that many people are choosing cloth diapers for health reasons, environmental […]

Thrifty Tip: Pick Hotel offering FREE Breakfast

{image credit} I always like to choose a Hotel or Motel that offers a FREE Continental Breakfast when I travel. Not only do I get to eat a great big breakfast with all the many fun choices typically at these hotels, but I can also grab a banana or apple + a muffin to eat […]

Use Vinegar as Dishwasher Rinse Agent

I have been using vinegar as a dishwasher rinse agent for years now. Instead of paying a lot of money for that expensive Jet Dry Rinse Agent at the store, you can use distilled white vinegar as a substitute. The purpose of the dishwasher dispenser is to release a tiny amount of rinse product each […]

Bakery Outlet Stores: a Great Way to Save on Breads

Today’s Thrifty Tip: Save money on brand name breads by shopping at Bakery Outlet Stores. Have you ever been shopping at a Bakery Outlet store?   It’s a great way to save money on bread items, especially those “fancy” brand name types. As a thrifty shopper ok..just plain old cheapie,  I had been buying the generic […]

Thrifty Tip: Save Your Receipts!

Today’s Thrifty Tip is to save all your receipts! Saving all your receipts can definitely pay off. You may need to return an item at the store if it breaks unexpectedly or for other reasons. Great to have your receipt for that. Or perhaps a new mail in rebate will come out that you already […]

Thrifty Tip: Wrap up Old Toys for Travel Fun

Traveling with children can be (ahem)…not always the most pleasant experience. 🙂 So if you are planning on doing any kind of traveling this holiday season or ever… I hope this little Thrifty Tip will help you out. Find some old “McDonald’s” or other toys that maybe your children have not been playing with for […]

FREE Printable Christmas Tags

No need to go out and buy a bunch of holiday tags for your gifts or treats– just print them at home.( This is my Thrifty Tip of the week!) There are so many cute options that many wonderful people have created and shared with everyone for free. Here are a few of my favorite […]

Thrifty Tip: Empty Tubes of Products? Cut them open!

Today’s Thrifty Tip is to cut open those tubes of toothpaste, creams, shampoos and get out every last drop! You would be surprised to see how much product is still inside when you think it’s empty. Look at this tube of kid’s toothpaste — from the outside I tried to squeeze every last bit out […]

Thrifty Tip: Re-use your Plastic Bags!

Today’s Thrifty Tip is to re-use your plastic grocery shopping bags!! First off I will say I like to use my re-usable grocery shopping bags when I remember (remember is the key word there…). But often I forget so I come home with bunches of these plastic grocery bags.  To be thrifty, I often use […]

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