Throw a Holiday Party without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Amanda on December 5, 2011

We have not thrown a holiday party since 2008, and we are very excited to be doing so this year! We’ve set the date as December 17th, made the guest list (around 20 people), and are now ironing out the details of invitations, decorations, food, alcohol/beverages, and a cute little favor for each of the […]

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Free or Cheap Holiday Resources

Posted by Amanda on December 1, 2011

With everyone focusing on purchasing gifts for loved ones, purchasing decorations for homes, and making end of year charitable contributions, it hardly seems like there is enough money left over to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer for ourselves. I thought I would take the time to discuss free or very cheap holiday […]

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Free Gift Cards from American Express Gift Chain

Posted by Madison on November 30, 2011

One of my favorite holiday shopping traditions was the old American Express Wishlist. Anyone remember it? Well, it’s back… sort of… in a new, and different form: the American Express Gift Chain. The gift chain is giving statement credits, gift cards, rewards points, shoprunner memberships, and more ranging from $2 to $500. Some of the […]

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2011 Gift Card Deals for Restaurants and Shopping

Posted by Jill on November 29, 2011

Update: See this year’s list of updated gift card deals! It’s shopping time again! And it’s time for the annual list of the best deals on restaurant and retail gift cards. Buy cards to give as gifts or to lock in a discount on your favorite chain restaurants. Use credit cards offering cash back on […]

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Discover Double Cash Back for Amazon Purchases

Posted by Kate on November 23, 2011

This one is for all of you Amazon lovers taking advantage of the countdown to Black Friday lightning deals! We’re continuing our holiday week full of Free Money online shopping offers. Discover is offering double cash back at Amazon for up to $250 in purchases! How to Get Your Double Cash Back Shop at during […]

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Posted by Amanda on November 22, 2011

Almost everyone is attempting to be more environmentally friendly at the office and at home. This is either because they are eco-conscious, or because they have realized that many eco-friendly products end up saving them money. However, many people do not like to make the initial “capital” costs for eco-friendly products. For example, it is […]

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Create Memories with 6 Inexpensive Experience Gifts

Posted by Amanda on November 16, 2011

The holidays come and go each year along with a trail of gifts, wrapping paper, and beautiful bows. After all is said and done, few presents seem to last more than a year or so while memories last a lifetime. Creating memories with yourself, your significant other, your family, and friends is truly a priceless […]

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8 Extremely Unique Gift Ideas

Posted by Amanda on November 8, 2011

There are people out there who seem to own absolutely everything. Not only do they own everything, but they tend to purchase all of the new products out on the market ahead of everyone else, leaving you with even less choices for gifts to purchase for them. After reading a commenter’s misery in trying to […]

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7 Favorite Frugal Fall Activities

Posted by Amanda on October 12, 2011

I live in Houston and while it is still in the upper 80s, we can feel that a change of season in the air. Humidity is down, the sun sets at an earlier time each night, it is ten degrees cooler, and the kids have gone back to school. What an exciting time! Finding ways […]

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A Stroll Through Our Holiday Traditions

Posted by Madison on December 20, 2010

Amanda mentioned that she and her husband are working on creating their family holiday traditions. As I was reading through her list, I got a warm and fuzzy feeling! I love Christmas holiday traditions, so I thought that I would share ours with you. Our Holiday Traditions Decorating. We spend the day after Thanksgiving putting […]

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