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Extreme Couponing…from a newbie

Have you watched Extreme Couponing on TLC yet?  While I am a vigilant deal-hunter on electronics and pricier items, I’ve never been one to pay much attention to grocery coupons.  I do check out sale ads week to week, but all that work saving, clipping, matching, etc. just seemed like too much for me. Yet, […]

Tips for Summer Travel

Summer is right around the corner! Have you made your family vacation plans yet?   If not, you are in luck!   Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips and tricks, to save time and money by booking online and while actually traveling. (Coming from a crazy person who once planned and booked […]

Stock Up on Batteries to Power Those Gadgets

Walgreens is offering a coupon for $5 off any $25 purchase in store, today and tomorrow only!  I’ll be using it to stock up on batteries for all my favorite gadgets – we can never have too many double-A or triple-A batteries around.  Check your newspaper coupon inserts for $1 off coupon for Energizer batteries […]

Deal of the Week – Netbook for Under $200

Finally a quality sub $200 netbook!  We knew they were coming – here’s the first installment:  CompUSA/TigerDirect.com is offering Acer Aspire One AOA150-1786 Refurbished Netbooks for $199.97.  This little guy features the 1.6GHz Intel Atom™ Processor N270, 1GB DDR2, a 120GB HDD, a 8.9″ WSVGA, and Windows XP Home.  While battery life isn’t that great […]

20% off Dell Outlet Inspiron All-in-One

Today only – Save 20% on Dell Outlet Inspiron 560 and Inspiron One 2305 All-In-One. This model of the Inspiron 2305 is $549 before the coupon, has 1.6 GHz Athlon processor, 23 inch touch screen display, Windows 7 Home Premium & 500 GB hard drive.  It is certified refurbished and comes with a one year […]

Freebie Friday

What’s free in the tech world today?  Well not exactly a freebie for all, but a great freebie for one very lucky winner… Tech Savvy Mama is giving away a Barnes & Noble Nook – enter here before Friday, April 9.  Good luck! And don’t forget to check out the free music, available all the […]

Freebie Friday – Send Text Messages For Free

Yes, you read that right!  You can send text messages for free, if you are willing to jump through a few hoops to do so.  Nicole Lee over at Dialed In on CNET.com shows you how. It basically involves using your phone’s email or instant messaging to send your texts, so you will need a […]

Free Music Download – Lee DeWyze

  He’s red hot right now, fresh off his win on American Idol but here’s your chance to sample one of his pre-Idol recordings.  Download the track Princessfrom his 2010 album Slumberland, free for a limited time.  Enjoy!

Father’s Day Tech Gift for Under $30

Here’s an awesome tech gift for any dad – and it’s under $30!  I’ve talked about  the virtues of my Roomba before; now check out the outdoor version that will certainly make dad’s life easier.  The iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robotallows dad to spend less time perched precariously on a ladder, and more time with […]

Food storage made easy

I am woefully inept in the kitchen.  My own mom wasn’t big into cooking, so I’ve never really learned even kitchen basics.  It’s definitely not her fault though – up until I became a mom, my husband and I were perfectly content with our mostly-eating-out-and-really-only-eating-burgers-on-the-grill-and-pizza-at-home strategy.  But I’ve gone through somewhat of a food epiphany […]