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Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty: July 2005

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!

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Back To School

Hi gang!
If you're already thinking about "Back To School" shopping, have I got some deals for you...
Save 10% when you shop on-line at Use promotion code
TCSAVESTENWE at checkout to receive the promotion. Another code that works
Get $5 off your $50 purchase at Barnes and Noble PLUS free shipping when you use coupon code XPR9PTN on-line.

Save 10% off your $85 purchase on-line at Gap when you use coupon code
W65Z4955FZ. This one is good until December 31st!
Save 10% off your entire on-line order at Kohls when you use coupon code
How about free shipping at then use this link:

Do the kids need a calculator for their math class this year? Save $5 off
$50 at No coupon needed (current promotion).
If you're lucky enough to live near a theme park you may already know that
you can get in for free an hour or two before closing. I took my kids to
Legoland the other night and we got in 1 1/2 hours before the park closed
for free. Woohoo!
I hope you're enjoying your summer!
Have a great week!
Sister Thrifty

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Domain Names

Hi all!
We just drove in late last night, after being out of town for 2 weeks.
Whew! We had a great time, but it's always good to get back home. I'll be doing laundry for days now...
speaking of is a great money-saving tip from Cecilia
Even if you clean out your filter after every load of clothes, as most people do, you can increase the life of your dryer and possibly avoid a burned out unit altogether with this simple tip: Run hot, sudsy water with an old tooth brush over your mesh filter twice a year. Even though your filter looks clean, there is a film that accumulates over time when you use dryer sheets. You can't see it, but it is there. According to the dryer repairman, you not only can increase the life of your clothes dryer two-fold, lower your electic bill, but could possibly avoid a fire as well.
If you've thought about making your own web site, now is the time to get your domain name! Yahoo is having a special sale for a limited time. For
only $4.95 you can get a domain name! That's the cheapest around. Use
this link:
Some companies are charging you a fee to a Health Savings Account, when it
shouldn't cost you a penny. HSA plans are great (I have one) and are
especially good for self-employed and small business owners. To find out which companies are misbehaving check out
I just found out about this cool web site: Get rebates for
your on-line purchases! Woohoo!
That's it for today. I've got to get back to that laundry!
Have a great day!
Sister Thrifty

Sunday, July 03, 2005


Hi all!
Happy 4th of July!
I hope you have a wonderful time out there in the sunshine with your family and friends!
Here are some great tips that some of you have told me about this week.
Josette Pyper noticed that her Adelphia bill was too high, so she marched over to their office to complain. She walked out with a lower bill and a $5 off coupon each month! Woohoo! Good job Josette! If you're ever afraid to express your complaints, just remember...the worse thing that could happen is that they'll say no! Hey, I think we can all survive that.
Amy Phelps wanted us to remember that Regal Cinema has FREE movies for
families all summer long! The movies, dates and times vary from theater to
theater, so check out their web site at
I try to be a good, helpful citizen and donate blood every other month. I just went a couple of weeks ago, and wouldn't you know it...they now have this GREAT offer for donors that I missed! To help combat the severe blood shortage in Southern California both Chili's restaurants and Knott's Soak City water parks are stepping up to the plate to get Southern Californians to donate. Every participant at every blood drive in Southern California in the Month of July will receive a voucher for a free appetizer good at any Chili's restaurant in the Southern California market. In addition, anyone who participates July 1 through July 10th will also get a voucher for a free admission to one of the three Knott's Soak City waterparks here in the
region. To make your lifesaving appointment please go to
or call 800.Give. Life today.

Jeanette Cushman send me this tip:
I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service
technician who was conducting a test on telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I
should touch nine(9), zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up.
Luckily, I was suspicious
and refused. Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by pushing 90#, you
give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which enables them to place long
distance calls billed to your home phone number. I was further informed
that this scam has been
originating from many local jails/prisons. I have also verified this information with UCB elecom, Pacific
Bell, MCI, Bell Atlantic and GTE. Please beware!

Speaking of low-life scumbags, this morning I received one of those bogus e-mails supposedly from PayPal. They're easy to spot because they don't addres you by your name and instead say "Dear Valued Customer" or something like that. NEVER click on one of those links and enter your information!
NEVER! Forward all of those e-mails to: and they'll
investigate and, hopefully, prosecute.
That's it for today! Enjoy the fireworks! God bless this wonderful
Sister Thrifty

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