Saturday, March 28, 2009

Michael's Coupons in your Inbox!

Hello anyone out there that loves to create Art and Crafts! It appears that Michael's (arts and crafts store) is starting to send out more coupons again. For a while, I noticed that their normal 40% coupon had seemed to disappear from their flyers. Also, it seemed that the only way to get a coupon was from shopping in the store Every Week and the coupon was printed on your receipt. The coupon would expire one week from that day of your visit. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I just like having the normal coupon in the flyer that way if you don't shop every single week, you can still have a coupon.

Okay, anywho, it seems that they are back to "normal." I have a flyer coupon for 40% and I just received my email with a 50% coupon for this Sunday through the next Saturday. I am happy as I shop there about every week and always buy more than one item. So it helps.

If you haven't signed up for Michael's so, so that you can also receive additional coupons in Your inbox!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Enjoying CoverMate's Reusable Flexible Dishware Covers

We have had them in the house for a while, but for some silly reason I keep picking up the aluminum foil or plastic wrap to cover foods to store in the fridge. Just recently, I picked up one of our CoverMate Reusable Flexible Covers and put it on a plate to cover some food and I was! that was easy! They are more reusable than plastic wrap and less waste than plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Many times we just toss plastic wrap after a single use because it bunches up. Aluminum foil...if it isn't too dirty (I take to school and donate for recycling).

With these Flexible Covers (looks like shower caps...heee hee) you just stretch it over the bowl or plate. They are very stretchy and easy to use over and over! Wash them off, rinse, whatever. I love 'em!

They are funny looking but, man, I won't reach for anything else from now on (as long as it fits).

P.S. There are probably other brands of these, but the CoverMate brand is what we are currently using and are happy with.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thank you for the Awards for Thrifty and Creative

I wanted to place all my awards in one place.

Thrifty and Creative: Spring Cleaning!

I don't mean Spring Cleaning your home...I am currently "Spring Cleaning" this blog! :-) I have motivated myself to try to clean up the side bar and start organizing my posts better. Yikes! The best thing for me to do...Just get Started! :-)

My hope is to make navigating Thrifty and Creative more user friendly and easier to find old posts. I have some nice older posts that, to be honest, I would have a hard time finding...yikes!

Of course, I could hire someone to do that for me (not money), but to save money, I will clean it up and surely that will help it to look better as well. :-) When the economy improves, I would love to pay someone to clean this place up!

Have a great Friday tomorrow!

You'll know when the spring cleaning here at Thrifty and Creative is done when the new "Thrifty Contents" section isn't so ridiculously lengthy!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thrifty and Creative's Email Bag

I try to check my email address at least once a month! Thank you for anyone who sends me messages via this email address. I do appreciate your emails and patience!

This leads me into my Thrifty and Creative's Email Bag post!

I am excited to share one of my reader's offers. This offer is for Thrifty and Creative Readers and myself for the following discount (psst...loving discount offers...that is what we are about here):

Katie wants us to know about a new product on the market: Snuggle Creme Fabric Softener and is offering us the coupon above for $2.00 off! Thanks Katie!

This fabric softener adds two luxurious aromas to laundry time while softening your clothes. Let's all give them a try with our new $2.00 off Coupon!

I hope everyone is having a terrific Monday and enjoys this Email Bag Post! Keep them coming readers!

Thank you again Katie...have a great week!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Favorite Paper Products: Brand and Where to buy...

I just thought about it this morning...I have (from what I can remember) not made a post about my favorite brand of Bathroom Tissue or Paper Towels. I may have made mention in passing but not a post to boast necessarily. Here it goes....drum roll.....

Favorite Bathroom Tissue: Scott! Yay! It just seems to last a really long time and is "septic safe" and less likely to create clogs. For us, I feel like this is a money saver for these reasons.

Favorite Paper Towels: Bounty! "The quicker thicker picker upper" Again, this product lasts much longer and does the job better (in our eyes) than the competition. We like the half-sheets...less waste. I do like the idea of tearing up old t-shirts and using them as clean up towels as well: re purposing. I am all for that. Just have to go find those shirts now. :-)

Now, for the store we prefer to purchase these items from due to bulk and the fact that if you don' will be buying more frequently...some just have to have and you know these items are those have-tos. ................

BJ's : We love BJ's for these items and find that the price is great for these products there. They sell the Scott Tissue in packs of 20 or so...and I am telling seems last 3-4 months. The Bounty also comes in large quantities and lasts a really long time. Look out if they ever have coupons on these items...what a steal!

Happy Wednesday to you all! Yikes! Just is my Mom's Birthday! I have to remember to CALL her!

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

My New Lens on Squidoo: Domains 4 Sale!

I am trying out a new online type of biz...Domaining! It is where you buy domains then sell them for profit.

Check out my Lens on my Domains if you are curious.

While I am trying to sell these Domains...I am also "parking" each of them to make money off the searches and clicks on each of the domains. I am using Sedo for both services: selling and parking.

Uh...forgot to say what a Domain is: A Domain is the web address you type in to get to a website. Many refer to Domains as "Virtual Real Estate" as a Domain is like the land and the website is like the "Building" on the land. And, this is the reason why there is a market for it. We'll see how I do. I feel like I found a few good domains. Only time will tell.

Squidoo Lens Domains 4 Sale

Spring your clock Forward One Hour tonight! DST

It is that time of year again when we "spring forward" and gain an hour of daylight or lose an hour of sleep (however you look at it). No matter how you look at it...don't forget! :-)

Have a wonderful warm weekend!

I am excited about the time change and the warm weather we are having here in NC. It all combined creates a better mood in everyone around me.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I want this! Yes...something else...electronic! Eye-Fi SD about it!

I am excited about this new gadget that I discovered this a.m. on aol! I can't help but read AOL's news half the time...and this time, I found something new to want. Shame of me, with my "case of the wants" this week. Now, this gadget is fair priced for what it does and long-lasting and Very Useful (for me it would be).

The Eye-Fi SD WIRELESS Card goes in an SD slot on your digital camera. If you have Vista or XP you can use this (according to the product specs). Read to be sure though for yourself. It stores 2 GB of pictures AND it automatically downloads them to your computer or you can set it up to automatically load onto your favorite photo site! This is something a lazy person like myself needs...or just folks that love cool gadgets! I seem to never find time to get my pictures out of my camera...this is perfect for me...I don't have to do anything but set it up.

I will let you know if I get one. Maybe with Tax Money!? Hmmm.... :-) It truly is a time saver and that is something all of us seems to need anymore.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An Interesting Article about getting Rid of Wrinkles using some FREE Trials!

I read this story about a lady (I believe in her 30s) that really made herself look in her 20s from using two free trials of some wrinkle products. By using them in combination...she got fantastic and amazing results.

I know I am curious and will give it a shot...for FREE! Yippie! My price range!

Here is the Article: Cara's Wrinkle Removal Success

Let me know if any of you have tried this success or not.

Happy Wednesday!