Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Let's Have A GIVEAWAY!!!

In honor of my thirtith post, I am having a give away of the most frugal kind. Keeping with my slow year promise to reduce my plastic bag dependancy and usage, I have been using the reusable grocery bags. Some times, I wish those bags were just a bit bigger and more sturdier don't you?

While grocery shopping one day I found these lovelies and decided to purchase extra to give away!

Aren't they are just so caauute! I just know you are going to love these! Not to mention, these bags have a divider down the middle to put bottles of wine, soda or whatever.... Sturdy canvas handles, made from recycled water bottles, etc. & is 100% recyclable again! Made by Patty Reed InstaTotes out of Portland, Oregon.

I will select two winners from a random drawing to win a bag. All you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite thrifty or frugal tip. Any tip is fine, it could be re-using your water bottles and filling them up with water from water machine or tap water to using old bread to make bread crumbs or croutons. If you don't have a blog, please remember to leave your email address in the comments!

I will draw two names on Sunday 9/13. Can't wait!

Ta Ta For Now!



Sarsafrass said...

I hate throwing out plastic bags, so I have about 100 of them stuffed in a big bag in my kitchen, and instead of just throwing them out, I've been using them as garbage bags in my bathroom and office. This way, while they do get thrown out, they also get reused first. That's not actually my thrifty tip, that's just a comment in regards to your bag-related post. :)

My actual tip is this: Invest 10 or 15$ in a proper BPA-free metal water bottle. The initial investment will be paid off in about two weeks, as you will no longer have to buy any plastic water bottles - which, if reused too often, start to leak chemicals into your water. A metal water bottle is also great if you make your own lemonade, cherry cola or iced tea and want to transport it to work!

JobandBrittany said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!! i'm hosting a Goodwill party every Wednesday!! Stop by and join in.

Carrie said...

Hi! I've been stalking your blog for about 2 weeks now. I found you through Aubrey's blog. I'm not sure about a thrifty tip - you probably know them all already, but here goes. I've been making my own laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dishwasher detergent for about 6 months now. Saves a ton of money!!

Aubrey said...

SWEET bags! I shop for remnants of upholstery or curtain fabric to make my grocery bags...they're sturdier this way.

My frugal tip would be that recently, we cut off our cell phones( 80 bucks a month:O) and got an inexpensive prepaid phone that we loaded minutes on to use strictly for emergencies or when we're headed out of town! Only our immediate family or certain friends have this cell number, so we keep minutes for a LONG time! We have saved so much money this way and that's one less paper bill in the mail:) And you know I haven't even missed my celly! ;)

Taryn said...

Sounds great!

I think that making your own laundry detergent is a great (and simple) way to cut costs. I have an entry about it on my blog. I use my soap all the time- it is great.


Rhonda in OK said...

Hi Audra
my tip is to whenever possible, use what you instead and don't shop unless you really need to.
My hubby is recuperating from surgery sp going shopping is really tricky right now. So I have been using things at home for meals and projects.

examples - we are out of desserts so instead of baking or shopping, I cut the watermelon in the fridge after lunch and it was delicious.
Hubbys icepack pad needed a new cover that velcro will stick to - I used a felt fabric remnant to glue on and it works great
His ice pack uses lots of ice - I freeze extra water instead of buying ice

And I am so happy with the cash still in my wallet.

pretty*pink*rat said...

Hi Audra!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love visitors!

My frugal tip is to take the bus or bike or walk whenever possible. I am going to school and I live off campus, but instead of driving everyday and paying for gas (and parking meters) I bus it, or bike for exercise!

Good for earth, good for my bank account, and good for me!

The McCrays said...

Great blog! My frugal tip is instead of going out and buying decor brand new.. find something at a thrift store and up-cycle it. So much cheaper and it will be a one of a kind masterpiece! :)

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

My frugal tip is to have spray paint handy to change the look of many different things you already own. :-) I just spray painted 5 old wooden frames black and they look like new frames in my dining room.