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Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty: November 2004

Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty

Great Steals and Deals around town and online to save you the big bucks and help you keep more of your hard-earned money!

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

coupon codes

Hi girls!
I hope you had as relaxing a Thanksgiving as I did. sigh Now it's back to
reality again..
I don't think Staples is the epitome of the perfect Christmas shopping spot,
but they are having some good on-line sales. Go to and use
Coupon code 2700836555707989 It expires 12/10/04.
Snapple is looking for a few loyal fans to be in their new TV commercial.
Go to quickly because they'll pick their favorite entry by mid-December.
Save $10 on the gorgeous Candy Cane Roses from Pro FLowers. I've used that company a lot and have been very impressed with the freshness and quality.
You'll even get a free vase if you use coupon code
Now on to a few personal stories:
After shopping her little guts out on Black Friday, Amy Hartung is now ready
to earn some money to help pay for that consumer addiction. She would love
to hire herself out to help you wrap your Christmas presents, make & bake goodies (she has a great Rocky Road fudge recipe), or do what she can to free up your busy schedule.
Susan Stewart is making blankets for 60 homeless children and could use your help! The company Susan works for gives a Christmas party every year for North County's Solutions for Change, an organization that helps homeless families. Susan usually makes blankets for all the kids as a gift. This year, the number of homeless children in need has doubled to 60. Susan is undaunted in her committment to still make a blanket for each child. If you can help in anyway, it would be greatly appreciated. She makes tied quilts.
Therefore she could use material, batting, yarn and anyone who wants to sew or tie. The blanket could be made of fleece. As an FYI, Joann Fabrics will apparently be having a sale on fleece this coming weekend (Dec. 3rd and 4th). There is a coupon in one of those weekly mailers as well. She needs the blankets no later than December 10th. She is making two sizes: crib
(46" x 34") and larger (58" x 44"). Anything close will do. Give her a
call if you're planning to help: 521-1620.
Rosemary Tobler is in the business of housecleaning ( for 24 years ) and is currently looking to expand her business in the North County area. She has great referrals---please contact her at (760) 431-9364. She will give one free cleaning based upon referrals.
Aletha Fulton is having a sale on the crystal or gemstone- jewelry-that she makes (amethyst, jade, quartz etc.). They have .925 stearling silver, which usually sells for 30.00-50.00.
If you don't have plans for this weekend, check out the attached flyer for the LDS Music Festival and Expo in Las Vegas and you'll receive a discount on your tickets. If you have extra money left over and still want to spread good cheer you're always welcome to leave me your credit card number as well. :)
Enjoy this beautiful day!
Sister Thrifty

Monday, November 22, 2004

Free magazines!

Hi girls!
Great news......time for free magazines again! If you missed the opportunity last time, here's a second chance. There is a deadline, so if you're interested you need to respond quickly. My sweet friend in Florida sent me this note to explain to all of you freebie cynics:
Hello Everyone,
As many of you may know by now, the company I'm currently working for is
like a clearinghouse of magazines. Publishers contact our company to
increase subscription numbers on certain magazines. Magazine publishers make
their money on advertisements, not subscription sales. So, they call our
company to beef up those numbers to look more attractive to potential
advertisers. As a bonus to employees, we get a list of "no-remit" magazines. That means
we get subscriptions for "free". Here are the current
>Backpacker - 36 issues
>Bicycling - 44 issues
>Black Enterprise - 48 issues
>Blender - 40 issues
>Cargo - 20 issues
>Details - 20 issues
>Entrepreneur - 36 issues
>Family Fun - 40 issues
>Forbes - 104 issues
>Golf Digest - 36 issues
>Inc. Magazine - 54 issues
>Modern Bride - 18 issues
>Natural Health - 18 issues
>Parents - 48 issues
>Shape - 36 issues
>Shape en Espanol - 36 issues
>Stuff Magazine - 48 issues
>Travel & Leisure Golf - 24 issues
>Western Interior and Design - 24 issues
>Email me at with the titles you would like to
>receive along with the full name and mailing address to which each
>subscription should be mailed. Please allow 30-60 days for the first
>issue to arrive.
>Feel free to forward this to family and friends.
>I need these back no later than end of business Monday, 11/22.
Sister Thrifty

Friday, November 19, 2004

Black Friday shopping

Hi girls!
Turkey Day is fast approaching! mmmmmm
I hope you have a yummy and memorable day, surrounded by all of your loved ones. If you plan on hitting the stores the minute the turkey is in a ziploc container in the refrigerator, then here are a few more ways to save on holiday shopping!
To get 25% off the regular price of one item at Waldenbooks print out this store coupon:
> Copy and paste this URL into your browser window:
Here are some printable coupons and samples, including Blockbuster and Home

Not only is Amy Hartung the "Black Friday Super Shopper", she is the Disney
Mom is some info she got from an "inside tip" on some
Disneystore sales happening tomarrow and on the day after Thanksgiving.
Sales starting tomorrow:
All snowglobes are $49.99
All Christmas items such as stockings, Christmas sweatshirts, ornaments
and stocking holders are buy one, get one free
With a $40 purchase, you receive a free Tinkerbell snowglobes (medium
All Incredibles stuff 25% off
All red-ticketed items are an additional 25% off the ticket price
All Lizzie and Kim Impossible items are 75% off
All Cuties stuff are 75% off

Black Friday sale:
Friday til 10:00 additional 20% off the entire store.
Buzz & Woody Twin Pack $17.99
Incredibles Figure Set $9.99
Incredibles Action Figures $4.99 each
Nemo Plush $7.99
Mini Princewss in Case $7.99
Princess Fashion Dolls $7.99
Girls & Boys Play Tents $19.99
Santa Pooh and Eeyore Plush $7.99
Princess Teaset $7.99
Royal Light-up Vanity $24.99
Talking Cinderella Doll $89.99
Deluxe Teacart $19.99
Enchanted Palace $89.99
Princess Castle Play Set $19.99
Snowman Plush $9.99
Adult Artic Crew Fleece $19.99
Kids Graphic Fleece $9.99
PJ Pals $8.99 each
Kids Graphic Tees $5.99 for 2 or more

Happy Thanksgiving!
Sister Thrifty

Monday, November 15, 2004

Black Friday lists

Hi Girls!
Here is some golden info, thanks to Amy Hartung, super "Day After Thanksgiving Shop Till You Drop Queen". These are some of the items that will be on sale for "Black Friday". If you want to join Amy, she starts at 4:00 am that morning and has hit at least 4 stores by 9:00 am. If you can keep up with that shopping maniac, give her a call!
Wal-Mart =
Toys R US =
K-Mart =
CompUSA =
Here is some info for job seekers:
> If you or someone you know needs a job or a better one, you or
>they should plan to attend one of two "Career Workshops" offered in November.
>These two-day workshops are being offered by LDS Employment Services
>and have proven to shorten the length of anyone's job search.
> The first workshop will be taught at the San Diego Stake Center
>in Mission Valley at 4195 Camino Del Rio South, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
>Tuesday, November 16 to Wednesday, November 17. The second workshop
>will be taught at the San Diego East Stake Center at 6767 51st Street
>(Zion Street Building), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, to
>Wednesday, December 1.
Please be punctual, wear Church attire, and bring a lunch.
> For additional information, directions to the workshops, or to sign
>up, please call (858) 279-2338. Attached to this e-mail. >
Enjoy this glorious weather!
Sister Thrifty

Friday, November 12, 2004

Barter Clubs

Hi everyone!
Ready to return to the ways of your ancestors and barter for things rather than have to hand over cold, hard cash? Barter clubs are the hottest thing now. Check out: (I joined the San Diego group) (free to join but you pay 7% of items' value) (baby stuff) (free to join & trade) ($3 per listing)
If you're doing some Christmas shopping on-line you can save money if you
have the right discount code info! Free shipping at
through December 31, 2004.
Save 15% off 1-800-Flowers or when you use promotion code 92A.
To get free shipping on orders over $75 at JCPenny through Dec. 14th enter BBAMAZON in the "promotional code" box at You can also call 1-800-222-6161 and give them the same code.
Did you know there was a Lego Land Shoppers's Pass? It's a clever marketing idea for LegoLand and it'll save you some money! You don't even need a membership pass. Go to the Guest Services desk to request a Shopper's Pass.
You'll be asked to leave a credit card imprint for the price of the ticket in exchange for an hour of shopping at any of their stores inside the park.
At the end of the hour, return to get your imprint . If you purchased at least $20 in retail items, your parking fee is also reimbursed! Besides all of the regular Lego stores, there is also a clearance items tent where you can get some great deals on Christmas gifts or upcoming birthday party presents. :)
Here's an easy way to earn free stuff on-line. By clicking on e-mails I've earned all kinds of free gift certificates to Target, Body Works, Old Navy, Blockbuster, etc. You can join for free and start clicking your way to free stuff! I've been doing this for a few years now and can guarantee that this company is for real....for all you skeptics out there...
When you sign up, enter my User Name (SISTERTHRIFTY) in the box labeled REFERRED BY A FRIEND. (That way I'll get Points for referring you.) Here's a link where you can learn more, and join for free:
As Christmas quickly approaches I'd love to have you share your great steals and deals with me so I can spread the word with everyone else! Thanks!
Have a good one!
Sister Thrifty

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

magazine subscriptions

Hi girls!
Just a few things today....
Rosanne Barlow has a serger sewing machine for sale. $75, Bernette model # 234. In great condition, older but hardly used. Call 603-9366 for more info.
Susan Shupe from O-4 has an elderly friend (70ish) who lives in a condo on the beach in Oceanside and is looking for a roommate (old or young) to rent her extra room to help her with expenses. She would like to rent the room for $600. So if you know of someone looking for a room, please have them contact Susan at 967-9051.
Some of you asked about the free magazine deal, a bit skeptical that it was too good to be true. It actually WAS good AND true! :) Sherry is an old friend of mine who began working for a new company and she wanted to share a good deal with me and my friends (I have such nice friends, don't I!) When I asked her for more clarification on how it is we were able to get freebies, this is what she wrote:
Well, the place I'm working for is like a clearinghouse of magazines.
Publishers contact our company to increase subscription numbers on certain magazines. As I am sure you know, magazine publishers make their money on advertisements, not subscription sales. So, they call our company to beef up those numbers to look more attractive to potential advertisers. As a bonus to employees, each month we get a list of "no-remit" magazines. That means we get subscritions for "free". I just thought I would share this benefit
with those that I know. :-) If any of you are still interested I know she
just had here deadline for subscriptions. I'll let you know if/when she does this again so you can jump on it next time!
More steals and deals later....
Have a wonderful day!
Sister Thrifty

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