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A Deal, Steal, and Freebie Report #9

Brought to you by: The Frugal Buzz On December 8, 2010 No Comments

It’s that time of the week again – A Deal, Steal, and Freebie Wednesday.   This week we are dishing up our Report with a few changes.  It’s getting so close to the holidays we want to help you out with your shopping needs.

We thought we would pull together a store of our own and present all of the great deals and steals over the last few months plus throw in a few new goodies just for good measure!

You can pick up a slew of great gifts right here, right now and have them all wrapped, shipped, and ready to go in no time.

So, what do you say? Grab a cup of hot cocoa or green tea, grab your list and start shopping!

Jump on these great deals!

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Frugally yours, Mary

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A Deal, Steal and Freebie Report #8

Brought to you by: The Frugal Buzz On December 1, 2010 No Comments

It’s that time of the week again – A Deal, Steal, and Freebie Wednesday.   As a reminder, a deal is a bargain, a steal is a time sensitive or limited offer, and a freebie won’t cost you any clams (money).  If you want tips to save money and live frugally, you are in the right place.

The Deal

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The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money: Getting Smart About Making It, Saving It, and Spending It! (Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guides)

If you have a teenage girl yourself or know one, the ‘Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money’ would make a well-appreciated book. It is packed full of money advice for teen girls, written in an easy and fun way.

Girls will learn how to spend their money wisely and make money as a teen. Saving accounts and money management are explained, as well as how to save up for something they really want. In addition, the authors talk about smart money habits and how these will help them in the future to live financially independent.

Included in the book are fun quizzes, illustrations and other money games that teen girls will enjoy and learn from.

Overall, I would certainly recommend this easy-to-read financial book to any teenage girl who is interested in make the right decisions when it comes to their money. It will hold them in good stead when they move out to go to college or live independently. Click here to order: The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money: Getting Smart About Making It, Saving It, and Spending It! (Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guides)

The Steal

We have two great Steals for you this week.  Both are perfect for the holidays and beyond.  The first is just in time to help with everyone’s New Year’s resolutions to get fit or drop a few lbs too.  What is it, you ask?

Steal #1 – 15 Fitness & Active Gifts From the LHJ.com Gift Guide (retail value $452) brought to you by Ladies Lounge.

Super simple entry – just leave a comment here about why you’d like to win this bevy of goodies with your health and fitness in mind.  Comments must be posted by 11:59 ET on Monday, December 20 in order to be entered in the drawing.

Steal #2 – The 2010 Holiday Gift Guide brought to you by The Shopping Mom where readers can get the scoop on “What’s Hot and Not for Mom and Family”.   The 2010 Holiday Gift Guide is packed full of great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list including gifts for those hard to buy for friends and family members! Best of all, each gift category features budget friendly gifts under $30! You know we love that!

Also, To kick-off the launch of the Gift Guide, The Shopping Mom is giving one lucky reader a $150 Visa Gift Card in time for Christmas! All you need to do is check out the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide and comment on the one item someone on your shopping list would like! You can get all the details by clicking here.  Better hurry though, this great giveaway ends December 10, 2010.

The Freebie

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This week we have another super Ebook and it’s free just for the taking! Well, you have to ask for it, but we are giving away copies of Smart Ways of Building a Financial Safety Net.  If you are serious about saving for your future, request your FREE copy today.  Just leave a comment requesting a copy along with your  Email address and we’ll send it right out.

Frugally yours, Mary

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My Thanks to You!

Brought to you by: The Frugal Buzz On November 25, 2010 No Comments

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Dear Readers,

It’s been a crazy year-long journey bringing The Frugal Buzz to life and I want to thank you for your support.  I am truly blessed in life and have so much I am thankful for. Thank you for being a part of it all.  We’ve included some creative ways to use up any leftover turkey below.  Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Counting my blessings,

Mary

“O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all…”—Samuel F. Pugh

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

The best way to save money on you Thanksgiving feast is to make the most of your leftovers.  Here’s some tips and recipes on how to make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Thanksgiving feasts are hearty in nature; therefore it is no surprise that there are usually plenty of leftovers. To avoid wasting any of the leftovers and literally throwing money away, there are many recipes that you can use to maximize your leftovers and ensure that your waste is minimal, if any.

One of the best leftover dishes to make is a turkey salad. Chop up some of the leftover turkey into chunks and mix with some mayonnaise. You can also add a touch of cranberry sauce or dried cranberries to add to the festivities of the salad. Turkey salad can be eaten on a sandwich, a wrap or even on top of a greens salad. Add some spices to kick it up a bit or add salt and pepper to taste for simplicity.

Another staple of Thanksgiving leftovers is to make a hot open faced turkey sandwich. You can use any type of bread; however, thicker bread such as rye is always better as it is more absorbent.

You can put mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes on the sandwich as well as cranberry sauce and stuffing. Top off the sandwich with some leftover gravy. This type of sandwich typically needs to be eaten with a fork rather than as a regular sandwich due to the ingredients. You can also make a regular turkey sandwich by cutting some of the leftover, cold turkey meat and putting it on some bread with mayo.

Turkey noodle soup is very easy to make with leftovers as well. Use chicken bouillon or chicken broth to make the base of the soup, then add some diced turkey and some vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and celery.

Let the soup simmer on the stove for an hour or two to get the turkey and vegetables really tender, then add some pasta or rice if desired. Turkey noodle soup is a great way to warm up when the weather outside is a bit chilly.

One final recipe that you can use to maximize your leftovers and minimize waste is to create a turkey version of Shepherd’s pie. Obviously, the ingredients will be slightly different but the idea is the same.

To make this meal, you can mix your turkey and leftover vegetables and top them off with potatoes. Bake the meal in the oven until the mashed potatoes have golden peaks. Then serve as you would serve Shepherd’s pie. Gravy makes a great topper for this meal.

It is very easy to maximize your usage of Thanksgiving leftovers. Use your leftover turkey and side dishes to create entirely new meals. This will go a long way in curing any leftover blues you may have.

Bonus – you really do not have to cook dinner for the next few nights other than simple preparations.