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The Friday Finish….

by Julie on August 15, 2008

It’s time for my Friday roundup of some of the best posts in the frugal blogosphere…and a few deals. Some of you may have noticed I’ve been a bit scarce lately. I took a little mini-vacation last week and camped at the Big South Fork River near the Kentucky border….you won’t find a prettier place to commune with Mother Nature. We were just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Highway 127 Sale, aka “The World’s Longest Yard Sale”, which runs from Ohio to Alabama. We picked up a few things, mainly used books, and the weather was superb with low humidity and cool nights. Have any of you tackled the Highway 127 yard sale? It’s really quite the thing to see! Anyway, my mini-vacation paired up with my T.V. addiction to the Summer Olympics has certainly impacted my blogging activity. Is anyone else following and watching Michael Phelps’ quest for 8 gold medals?….6 down and 2 to go! If you’re not tuning in to the Summer Olympics, you’re missing out on some thrilling competition! On to the “Friday Finish”….

~ Frugal Dad blogged about how the food industry continues to change product sizes on many food products to reduce their costs…yet the prices for consumers remain the same (if not higher). (@ Frugal Dad)

~ J.D. posted about 40 great money tips that were recently featured on CNNMoney, where participants shared the greatest piece of financial advice they had ever received. There is some great advice for sure. What is the best financial advice you’ve ever received? (@ Get Rich Slowly)

~ David shared 25 frugal tips to re-use household items. If you’re committed to saving our environment (and living a frugal lifestyle), you’re likely practicing some of these tips already, I know I do! (@ My Two Dollars)

Now, on to some deals…..

* Right now at Yankee Candle, you can get a FREE concentrated room spray with a purchase of a 22 oz jar candle. You can also take advantage of this offer in-store when you print this coupon. There’s a limit of five free room sprays and this offer is good until 8/24.

Save up to 40% (234x60 tan)

* You’ll find some great clearance deals on newborn clothing at Kohls, like this Flamingo Turn Me ‘Round Set now marked down to $4.80 (reg. $12)

You’ll find several available colors for this Carter’s sleeper in the preemie size now priced at $2.80 (reg. $14)

Here are a few money-saving codes for you to use at Kohls:

~ NEW7796 – 10% off your order – Exp. 08/23

~ MVC7325 - Free Shipping with your Kohl’s card – Exp. 08/18

~ AUG15 - 15% off with your Kohl’s card – Exp. 08/19

120x60 Kohl's Clearance

* You won’t find a better deal on a 2 GB SD card than this one at!

* If you love to browse, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s $1 shipping weekend again. This offer is good through Monday

Offer valid 8.15 through 8.18

Interested in some coupons?…

* I’ve stumbled upon another great online coupon site. When you visit you’ll find the latest online coupon codes and money-saving deals. You’ll also find coupon offers categorized by free shipping, percentage off, as well as those offering rebates, making frugal shopping a breeze!

* has added some new printable coupons, including $1 off a Glade oil refill and a coupon for $1.10 off of the new Romano’s Macaroni Grill pasta dishes. You can scroll through and instantly print all of the available coupons via the purple banner you see in the right-hand column :)

* Many of you already know that you can print Betty Crocker coupons at Betty Crocker, but did you know that Pillsbury offers TONS of great printable coupons too?

* You can find three $1 Blue Bunny coupons HERE

* Save $1 at Wal-Mart on Malt-O-Meal Cereals Some Wal-Mart’s have the cereal for $1, which makes your price nada after coupon.

* Save another $1 on cereal when you print a coupon for Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats HERE.

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