Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Back when I started this blog, I told myself and my husband that if either of us felt that this was putting too much stress on me or taking too much time away from my family, I would call it quits. Well, Monday night I hit that crossroads. With 2 very young children at home, I have decided that I need to spend more of my attention on their needs as well as my own and my husband's. I really have been enjoying this blog and a chance to share my experiences with money saving and deal seeking, but I guess now is not the time for it.

After much thought and prayer, I have decided to simplify things and put a hold on my blog. Hopefully some day when my children are a bit older, I will be able to return to it. But for now, it is not to be.

So as not to leave you in the lurch, I have come up with a list of great resources! These blogs are where I've learned just about everything I know about saving money. I hope that you will benefit from them as well!

Money Saving Mom- Crystal does a great job listing all the current deals, freebies, and has several great posts on how to save money. She feeds her family of 4 on $40 a week!

Common Sense with Money- Mercedes also has a great blog and lists all the weekly deals for Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS, as well as other great posts on saving money. She has a great post here on saving money at the grocery store without using coupons.

Freebies4Mom- Heather lists lots of current freebies and online sweeps

$5Dinners- A great blog with daily $5 dinners!

Deal Finding Mom- Shaws weekly deals!

SlickDeals- a forum for all kinds of deals. I follow the Shaws thread that lists all the current Shaws deals and Catalina deals
I have found the easiest way to keep track of blogs is to use Google reader. If you have a gmail account, you can easily set up Google Reader. If you don't have a gmail account, it's free and easy to set one up. Google Reader keeps all your blogs organized and lets you know when a blog has a new post.
If you have any questions, please email me at recession proof shopping @ gmail dot com (minus the spaces) and I will be happy to help!
Good luck on your quest to save money and find deals! Thanks to all my loyal readers! It was a pleasure!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee $0.50 Tomorrow!

Dunkin Donuts 16oz Iced Coffee is only $0.50 tomorrow! For more info, click here.

What a great two days...free Iced Latte today, free ice cream tomorrow, $0.50 Iced Coffee tomorrow....wish I had a Ben and Jerry's near me and liked coffee!

Free Redbox Rental today only

This Monday's free Redbox code is M6FR97 Select Rent with Promo at the Red Box machine and enter the code for a free movie! The code expires tonight at midnight and the rental is good for 24 hours.

To locate the Redbox nearest you and the available videos there, click here.

Free Cone Day April 21!

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 21 is Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's! You can get a free scoop of ice cream between 12pm and 8pm!

Bummer, there's none near us!

Free Iced Latte at Cold Stone Creamery Monday 4/20

From 12pm to 5pm today only you can get a free Iced Latte at Cold Stone Creamery (select MA and NH locations). To find out if your Cold Stone Creamery is participating, check here.

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Meatloaf with my mother's recipe (the best meatloaf ever!), veg, mashed potato
Tuesday: Pot Roast in the crockpot
Wednesday: Crockpot Pea Soup with leftover ham bone from ham a few weeks ago (I never did make this last week), bread
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Some sort of chicken! Haven't decided what yet.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Free Burritos!

A new burrito will be hitting stores near you this fall. Be one of the first 50,000 to sign up, and you'll receive a coupon for a free Evol Burrito.