Sunday, May 31, 2009

Want to find deals in your town? Try . You put in your town and voila... you are linked to things to do in your area and at a discount price. Check it out. I found restaurant reviews and coupons to local places to try. Delicious!

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Friday, May 29, 2009

More Free Movies

If you have a Rave Movie Theater close to you, You should really check out their summer movie offers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday through the summer they will be offering free movies in the morning.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rules for Becoming a Bargain Shopper

If you are serious about frugal living and just cutting costs in general, there are some tried and true rules to live by.

1. Nothing is a Bargain if you don't need it.
It doesn't matter how cute the item is, or how cheap the item is, or if you will one day find a use for it. You are still spending your hard earned money on something that you just don't need.

2. Creativity can save you money.
Instead of spending money on movies, check them out at the library or go to local film festivals. Save money by carpooling, or biking to work. Make your own diaper wipes or disinfectant wipes. Be creative and see what money-saving techniques you come up with.

3. Hunt down all the money saving benefits you're entitled to.
If you are a senior, military member, veteran, educator, firefighter, police officer, clergy member,EMT, government worker, student... You may be entitled to a discount at restaurants, amusement parks, theaters, museums and many other places.

4. Always ask for a deal. It can't Hurt.
I'm a big fan of Dave Ramsey and he believes first, in paying cash for all purchases, and he says that with the power of cash on your side you can almost always ask and get a better deal. I recently tried this with a medical bill. I had a large outstanding amount and called them and asked them if they would settle with me for two hundred dollars less than the bill if I paid them the rest up front. They happily obliged.
Also if you belong to any membership clubs check with them to see what kind of discounts your entitled to. If you upgrade with any security measures on your house or car, check with your insurance carrier to see if you qualify for a discount.

Bottom line, always negotiate when appropriate and a little common sense can save you time and money.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Frugal Friday

Check out this cool website that focuses on frugal living.
Living on a Dime helps you cut costs from  groceries to gas. Who doesn' t love to save money?

Check out more great tips at

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A deal on Sandwiches

If you are a Quizno's Fan. Sign up for thier Q club and get coupons and special promotions mailed to you. Hey- who doesn't like sandwiches? Click on link in sidebar to be taken to their tasty site.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

If you haven't checked out the Kraft coupons, your missing out.You can get $.49 mayonnaise at Target this week! You have to purchase two jars to make this deal work.
$1.00 off of 2 Target coupon.
and $1.00 off coupon from (you have to print it twice) Check out the coupon side bar.
(Print this coupon off twice!) After coupons and sales, your mayonnaise will be $.49 each. Mayonnaise is a great one to stalk up on.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

I truly believe that as a family living on one income, the quickest and easiest way to cut cost is at the grocery store. When I first became a stay at home mom, I had to find ways to do this. I was very blessed at the time to have many wonderful women who gave me great advice on how to manage my household. The one thing that has stuck with me is to always have a menu planned. At first I planned my menus a month in advance. This was helpful in long range planning and I only had to do it once a month, but then after being introduced to the world of coupons, CVS, Walgreens and working the grocery store ads, I realized that we could eat better and I could save more money on a weekly basis if I planned around the store ads.
So here is our menu for the week. I thought I would join up with orgjunkie for their weekly menu round up. If you use our meals for deals website then you'll recognize some of these meals from our menu last week.

*Iowa Pork Steak

Almond Green Beans

*California Chicken

Baked Potato

Garden Salad

*Hamburger Pie

Dinner Rolls

*Slow Cooked Savory Pot Roast

Dinner Rolls

*Homemade Pizza


                                         Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program
Half Price books wants to Feed Your Brain. During the months of June and July children can earn a $3 gift card each week for reading 15 minutes a day. Check out the Details Here

A Free lunch on DiGiorno!

The new DiGiorno Flatbread melts are here.
The first 100,000 people to register will get a coupon mailed to them for a free flatbread melt. Check it out here Coupons will arrive in 6-8 weeks.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Unfortunately we don't bank with the Bank of America, but maybe you do.
If this is your bank, make sure you take advantage of this great deal.  With your Bank of America Credit, or ATM card you can get free admission to participating museums, zoos and science centers on the first weekend of every month through their Museums on Us program. All you have to do is present your card to them.
Here in Texas we have 4 cities that are participating. Go to their website to check it out.

                                  Free Family Film Festival
It can't get any better than FREE. Being the frugal fanatic that I am, I love a good deal and because taking the whole family to the movies can become quite expensive, I am definitely going to take advantage of this. For nine weeks starting in June the Regal Entertainment Group will be hosting a FREE family film festival. It's on a first come basis, so get there early. Visit their website for shows and times.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kraft has released up to $50.00 in coupons. You can get these coupons from the Kraft website, or from (link on the side) and many other sites. I'm hearing that people are having trouble navigating the Kraft website, so it might be easier to check out another one.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Looking to eat out?

My husband and I enjoy eating out on occasion, but with children the bill can get a little pricey. We usually have the children share a meal with us or each other, but we realize that as they grow, this will not always work. I came across this great site that will solve this problem- at least for now. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Welcome to the new Meals for Deals Blog. Our hope is that this blog will give our Meals for Deals visitors a way to share great deals with each other as well as a way for Janette and I to build a community with those that stop by often. We hope to share the great deals we have found that aren't always grocery related as well as tips on saving money, along with whatever else we just happen to feel like sharing. So put us in your favorites and stop by often.