Legitimate Work From Home Jobs

February 28, 2009 by

Since I know I’m not the only person out there looking for a job, I thought now was a perfect time for this kind of post. I’m going to leave it stuck to the top of the blog for a while so that it is easy to access. The most important thing to remember when looking for a job that you can do at home, is that there should NEVER be a fee for the job. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but for the most part if they ask you to pay for it it isn’t legitimate. The exceptions to this rule are home party type businesses. Most of them do require an upfront cost. A few of the places listed below may charge you for the background check, but they are proven to be legitimate companies. Just remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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March 7, 2009 by

OK that was cheesy sorry. Anyway, some changes are on the horizon. I have a little too much free time right now, so I’m going to implement some changes to the blog. The free version of WordPress has served me very well, but there are some fun things I want to do and can’t on this version. So I have found a wallet friendly host (with Renee’s help) and will be making the move as soon as I figure it all out. So please stick with me as I get all of this going. Hopefully I won’t screw anything up too badly in the process.

Deals on Downtown Meals

March 7, 2009 by

Now, my idea of a wallet friendly meal can be found here. But, since times are tough and businesses are closing left and right, I feel that if you’re going to spend money to eat out, it’s a great idea to support the local restaurants. So March 10th through the 12th visit some of these fine dining establishments and sample some of their wallet friendly fare. Let’s keep our local friends in business.


Google coupons

March 7, 2009 by

Thanks to reader Megan who heard this on the radio and passed it on to me. Go here and put in your location and/or an item you want a coupon for and see what you get!

Jack Johnson: Sleep Through the Night $1

March 7, 2009 by

Download Jack Johnson’s album Sleep Through the Night for only $0.99!

Sleep Through The Static: Remixed


$20 in free plants!

March 7, 2009 by

Spring Hill Nursery is offering $20 in free plants. All you have to pay is shipping! I have ordered from them before and been pleased.

I’m getting this for $7.95 shipped!


Scholastic Storybook Treasury DVD Collection

March 7, 2009 by

This is a really sweet deal from Amazon. Scholastic Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics on DVD. We have a few of these individually and they’re great. This is a today only deal so don’t wait!

Scholastic Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics (Scholastic Video Collection)


Various Bargains

March 7, 2009 by

Here’s a mishmash of things I’m finding around the web.

Another $5 off $25 from Rite Aid. Good for today and tomorrow only.

Another free tote bag for mailing list sign up.

Join the Coffeemate Brew Crew to take surveys on coffee. These types of things usually come with coupons and freebies too.

Free lettuce seeds from Earthbound Farms.

Dove hair care sample.

50% off 1 item at Family Christian Stores.

Free admission to museums around the country the first week of every month. You must have a credit or debit card with Bank of America.

Free workouts by Jillian Michaels. Careful, she’ll try to kill you.

Sale on Classes

March 6, 2009 by

BRCC’s Workforce Center has online classes through Ed2Go. Through the month of March the classes are on sale. Plus, when you enroll in a course you are entered to win a Kindle!

Free Performance at Court Square Theater

March 6, 2009 by

I saw this on Valley Arts and thought I’d pass it along. The American Shakespeare Center is offering a free performance at Court Square Theater on March 29th at 3pm.

Awesome Coupons

March 6, 2009 by

There are some really good coupons here right now. There’s one for a free Dr. Pepper and two really good ones for Huggies Diapers!

Deal on Nintendo DS

March 6, 2009 by

OK this is a really rare deal so if you want one of these I would order it now! There’s been som speculation as to whether or not the price of the Nintendo DS Lite will come down now that a new model is being released. From what I’m reading it doesn’t sound like it will come down very much from it’s normal price of $129 because the new version will be about $169. Dell Home has the Colbalt/Black and Crimson/Black on sale for $104 with code. If you use a Dell Preferred Account you will save an additional 3%. With tax it is about $109 shipped.

Use code Z0WPL1J0CC3W47

I’m a Winner!!

March 6, 2009 by

I have posted about my mother’s ring here before that I bought from Nelle & Lizzy. They have a  Facebook fan page where they were giving away $100 gift certificates every time they reached a 100 fan benchmark. Well I got an e-mail the other day that I was one of the winners!!! Go over to their page and check it out!

More Coupons

March 5, 2009 by

I’ve signed up for these before and received great coupons. I think you have to sign up for their newsletter. Remember a free gmail account is great for offers where you have to sign up for mailing lists.


Play a game – get some coupons

March 5, 2009 by

Play the Food Lion match game for some great coupons!

Movies at JMU

March 5, 2009 by

My friend Tiffany alerted me to the new movies for March at JMU. The schedule can be found here. The movie cost’s $2.50 and popcorn is $0.50! Children under five are free. These are recent movies so you cannot beat this deal!

Seinfeld – The Complete Series $100

March 5, 2009 by

Amazon has the complete series of Seinfeld for $100 shipped!

Seinfeld – The Complete Series


While you are there check out the TV DVD sale and the Mixed Bag DVD sale for more great deals!


Mixed Bag DVD Sale

Life without TV (sort of)

March 4, 2009 by

I’ve toyed with the idea of cutting my cable completely off or almost off for a long time. Losing my job made it instantly more appealing. So, as of yesterday I have about ten channels. I prepared my children and they took it pretty well. My younger son didn’t quite understand what I meant, but he got it pretty quick. Interestingly enough, I’m taking it a lot harder than they are. I reminded them that they could watch some of their favorite shows on the internet and that they would still have PBS which is their favorite anyway. They haven’t asked to watch anything on the computer.

I ended up watching two episodes of House that I’d missed because I couldn’t deal with daytime talk shows and wasn’t motivated to do any house work. Tonight they didn’t even ask to turn on the TV and instead sat right down with a book. They do that a lot anyway, but the TV was always on for noise.

So, as most people who make this choice find, it’s not so bad. I can’t promise you that once my financial situation improves I won’t turn it back on. I probably will. I really miss Bravo and their shows aren’t always on the web.

Blue Ridge Community College

March 4, 2009 by

OK aside from being a great school at a great bargain, BRCC has an interesting event coming up. On Wednesday, May 6th they are having a Disney Leadership Seminar. It’s called The Disney Keys to Excellence. While it sounds really interesting at $399 I won’t be able to make it! However, if you do attend you have the chance to win free registration at the Disney Institute in Orlando!

Bookmark this

March 4, 2009 by

Old Navy has this very cool website that contains new hidden codes each week. You can only print one coupon, so search through the site before you pick the one you want. Check early in the week before the best coupons are gone. There have been rumors of $75 off $100 coupons!

Freebies Galore!

March 4, 2009 by

It’s my birthday so celebrate with me by getting some free stuff!

Free Caramel Mocha at Bob Evans

Free kids meal and drink at Bob Evans

Free burger at Arby’s with drink purchase

Free two year subscription to Parents magazine

Free sample of Splenda

Free Sippy Cup from Juicy Juice

Free Sample of Underjams

Free Perry Ellis shirt for 20 hours of community service

Free night of camping at KOA

Free Orioles baseball game for your birthday

Free ice cream from Cold Stone on your birthday

Buy One Get One Free Entree from Ruby Tuesday


March 4, 2009 by

This site seems to be a lot like Woot. It has one good deal at a time with a ticker at the top to tell you how long you have left on the deal. The cool thing about this site is that they don’t seem to charge shipping on the items, and sometimes the “dillyeo” is a free gift card to use on the site! Check it out!

300 Organic Lollipops $18

March 3, 2009 by

Amazon has an amazing deal on YummyEarth Organic Lollipops! You must purchase two qualifying YummyEarth products and enter code YEARTH45 at checkout. The 150 count assorted flavor containers are $16.15. So, add two of these to your cart, select Free Super Saver shipping, and enter the code in the box on the right of the checkout page. This should bring your total to just under $18 for 300 pops! Sweet deal…literally!

YummyEarth Organic Lollipops, Assorted Flavors, 150-Count Container


U2’s No Line Album $3.99

March 3, 2009 by

Get U2’s No Line on the Horizon album download for $3.99!

No Line On The Horizon


Free Shipping and 25 Free Prints

March 3, 2009 by

I mentioned in a previous post that if you learn nothing else from this blog it’s that you should never pay full price for magazines. Well another thing you should always get a deal on is your digital prints. Photoworks is offering free shipping on orders over $10 and new customers get 25 free prints. I’ve ordered from them before and have been pleased.

FREE Shipping at PhotoWorks.com!

Free Gift Pack

March 3, 2009 by

Right @ Home is giving away a gift pack to the first 18,000 who sign up. Go here to get yours!

Now on Frugal Focus

March 3, 2009 by

You may have notice a new little button over there on the side of the blog. I’ve decided to join up with FrugalFocus.com. It’s a little bit of destiny that I found them since they have a cute little pig header too! Frugal Focus is a collection of some great frugal blogs on the web, so hope over there and check it out! We will be listed soon!

Two Deals at FocalPrice

March 2, 2009 by

FocalPrice has two awesome deals that will go fast!

Soft Case for Nintendo DS $0.69 with free shipping. Search for GN009B.

iPod Nano 4th Generation Silicone Case for $0.01 with free shipping. Search for IA067B. Only one per person.

There are some other great deals so look around!

On the radio – Updated!

March 2, 2009 by

I month or so ago I did an interview with WVTF.  Because I’m slow at checking my e-mail I may have missed it. I was told it would air at either 4:30 or 5:45, so fingers crossed it’s on at 5:45. I will post a link if and when one becomes available.

Update: Due to all of the snow cancellations, the piece will most likely air tomorrow at either 4:30 or 5:45. If the weather is still an issue, it may be Thursday! I’ll update if I know more!

Updated #2 – I was on today at 5:45. Go here to listen to the spot. Don’t laugh, I know I sound like a local!

Win a $1000 gas card!

March 2, 2009 by

If you happened to catch Dr. Phil today it was all about saving money! It was a pretty good show because he actually found some of the people who know what they’re talking about! The best part is, he’s giving away a $1000 Shell gas card! Go here and good luck!

Free Movie Monday!

March 2, 2009 by

Get a free Redbox movie rental today with code MS72K3.

Brother Label Printer only $6.49!

March 2, 2009 by

Hurry because at this price it always sells out fast!!

Brother Label Printer


Some Amazon Deals

March 1, 2009 by

Amazon has Annie’s Homegrown Organic items on sale. Use code ANNHOME5 to save an additional 30%. If you sign up with Subscribe and Save you will save another 15%. This option will sign you up for delivery of the item at an interval that you select.

Annie’s Homegrown


They also have Crocs starting at $11.49!



And there are some good deals on magazines. With some subscriptions you will receive a $5 gift card toward a future purchase, with others it will be a $10 card. This applies to each subscription you purchase.

$5 Gift Cards

$10 Gift Cards

Snuggie 2-Pack $15

February 28, 2009 by

Don’t laugh! Costco has a 2-pack of Snuggies with the bonus booklights for $14.99 with free shipping. If you do not have a Costco membership you will pay a 5% surcharge.

I was laying on the couch last night using my laptop and seriously considering the benefits of the snuggie.


New Survey Page

February 27, 2009 by

I have added a new page with some of my favorite survey sites. Enjoy!

Possible Freebie

February 27, 2009 by

I filled out the form and selected the colors I was interested in. I have no idea if this will come, but it’s worth a shot! This may get you free nail polish.

$5 off $20 at Rite Aid

February 27, 2009 by

Here’s another coupon for $5 off $20 at Rite Aid. Only good for today and tomorrow!

Free Shipping at 39dollarglasses.com

February 26, 2009 by

I wear glasses at night after I’ve taken my contacts out. Because I don’t wear them often I don’t like paying $300 for a pair of glasses. I purchased a pair of basic glasses from 39dollarglasses.com and was very pleased with the quality. Right now they are offering free shipping so it’s a great time to try them out.

Free shipping from 39DollarGlasses.com

Buy.com Deals

February 26, 2009 by

Go here and get this Targus USB Bluetooth Adapter for $6.99 with free shipping!


Go here and get this Samsung Bluetooth headset for $14.99 with free shipping!

Disney Pirate Ship $29.99

February 25, 2009 by

This pirate ship was originally $129.99 so even with shipping this is a sweet deal at less than $40!! Go now before they are all gone!


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