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  1. General Chat
    It seems like every few months we get people asking some variation of “What can I do for fun when I have no money/very little money to spend on entertainment?” I thought it would be a nice to have a big thread of fun things to do that were free or cheap. And there are also fun activities that...
  2. Question and Answer
    Extreme is a reletive term. While this my be extreme to some maybe even sad, this could be considered smart. Was curious to know what lengthscyou have gone to save a few bucks. Mine is if I pass a mcdonalds or fast food place I will do a loop in the parking lot and if I happen to see a reciept I...
  3. General Chat
    I posted my frugal chocolate dipped fortune cookie gift idea the other day in hopes of helping out a fellow frugaleer: http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/general-chat/151033-cheap-small-christmas-gift-idea-chocolate-dipped-fortune-cookies.html I thought I would post another one today that a...
  4. General Chat
    read an article on the net about vanilla ice cream up grades so I thought it would be interesting to see how many we can come up with.. here are my family faves bananna spilit vanilla ice cream, bananna, whip cream, choclate syrup, cherry hot fudge cake hot fudge / carmel sundae dr pepper...
  5. DIY
    I've been wanting to Board & Batten for a long time now. I fell in love with all the rooms that have been re-done in it, and posted allover the net recently. But along with my long list of "wanna-dos, that goes along with my tight budget, I kinda put it out of my thoughts at least for now. But...
  6. Family
    Whether you have a new baby on the way and trying to create a nursery that is safe, organized, and colorful or you are trying to create a personalized space for your child to reflect his imagination, decorating a child’s room can not only be stressful and time consuming, but also very expensive...
  7. Easy side dishes
    Easy and Cheap Stuffing, Bread Dressing Recipe DescriptionA cheap, tasty and quick way to prepare stuffing/bread dressing. Preparation Steps:You must use stale bread. So buy from the day old rack or leave your fresh bread out under a towel overnight to make it stale. You must...
  8. Meal planning
    What are your top 3 frugal meals, minus beans & rice? Just want to see about maybe getting some new ideas here. Thanks for sharing!
  9. Freebies
    January is National Hobby Month, and Michaels is offering what looks like a fun mix of free & cheap crafts to celebrate.... Tuesday, January 3, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: School Box Time Capsule. Make-It Take-It with purchase of pencil box. Saturday, January 7, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Yarn Backpack...
  10. Coupons
    CVS has marked down some of their Pantene Products; like the brunette expressions, blonde expressions and some of the larger sized shampoo and conditioner. They are marked down to $3.00 and some odd change... There is a $3.00 off of 2 coupon in the 11/27 P&G (it expires 12/31) making these...
  11. General Chat
    You could get netflix streaming for 8 dollars a month... Make it a movie night! One person can't even go to the movies for 8 dollars! :)
  12. General Chat
    Hello......We have some good news.....we are finally moving out of our 5th wheel trailer....the bad news....we dont have any furniture anymore...We do have a queen size mattress and some odds and ends.....desk, folding table, lawn chairs...We do have cookware, silverware, etc....I think we have...
  13. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    winn dixie has turkeys 59 cents a pound, bought two today !!!
  14. Coupons
    Hi! This is one of my first posts, so if it is in the wrong place, feel free to move it. I have been ordering my glasses and DH's glasses online for about two years now, and it seems there are TONS or promos going on right now that I think FV'ers could take advantage of. I have listed the...
  15. Pasta
    Cheap and Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe DescriptionI have tomatoes coming out my ears and they are super cheap at the farmer's market just now so here is a super simple, super tasty pasta sauce. This makes two to three cups of sauce depending on your tomatoes. Just double up if you have more...
  16. Stockpiling
    I use it for cleaning and I put some in every load of laundry..I'm wondering how much everyone else has stored. Also, where's a cheaper place to get stuff like vinegar, baking soda, washing.g soda, borax, etc.
  17. Creative Cooking
    You usually only get to pick two of three. Very few foods are cheap, tasty, and healthy, in my opinion. I found that what is a luxury food in resturaunts is actually really cheap to make at home. Ok, hang with me here. I'm talking about sushi. Don't hit the back button just yet. I know...
  18. Frugal Living
    What is your opinion of the difference of being frugal or being cheap? Would you please give one example of each. Frugal, going to a thrift store to look for something before going to a department store. Cheap, walking out of a fast food place after raiding the condiments...( don't mean...
  19. General Chat
    We are going to Florida for vacation. We will be riding motorcycles. We will have 10 days if we want to take all of it in Florida. Here is the challenge, we dont have as much to spend as we hoped. I have found a decent hotel for about 40 a night in Jacksonville. Does anyone have any cheap...
  20. General Chat
    I need three tickets to San Antonio from our local airport and was wondering what places you have gotten your best deals from? I like and have used Expedia for years, but I'm wanting to go lower if possible. I want as good a deal as I can get. I hear about people getting tickets for less than...
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