Frugal Novice: $25 Gift Card for Groceries Giveaway!

This is a great giveaway at The Frugal Novice because it’s a $25 gift card for groceries, and you get to choose where you want to buy your groceries!   All you have to do is sign up for a free trial at “Food on the Table,” but you are not committed in any way nor do you give any credit card info.  So it’s totally risk free!

The cool thing is that you have 30 days of using “Food on the Table” for free.  That’s one whole month free!

It’s so easy!  Here’s what you do:

  • Enter your zip code
  • Enter your favorite local grocery store
  • Answer a few questions about food, “What are you in the mood for this week?”

Then, “Food on the Table” suggests recipes.  You choose which ones.  They tell you what ingredients are on sale at the grocery store you chose.  And they even tell you how much money you will save by buying the sale items!  Then they organize your shopping list by categories.  Wow!  It sounds like a lot of fun!  Remember, it’s free for one month, and you get to be in the drawing for a $25 gift card to the grocery store of your choosing.

This giveaway ends at The Frugal Novice midnight on 6/17/2010.

Family Dollar $50 Gift Card Giveaway

GIVEAWAY OVER:  Winner is Stephanie Grant (by

Before I tell you about this awesome $50 gift card giveaway here at Healthy Home Blog, let me tell you this.  Now that I’m “grandma” and have two precious little grandsons, I find myself looking at baby’s and little boy’s clothes if I happen to be passing by them in a store.  The younger grandson is nearly 14 months and the older one is two (nearly three), so I look in the baby’s section and the toddler boy’s section.  I love looking at clothes for them!

Speaking of children’s clothing, have you seen the new line of adorable and affordable kid’s clothes called “Kidgets” at Family Dollar?   I hadn’t seen them until recently when I was given the opportunity to review one of their Kidgets outfits for my grandson as seen below.




I must say that I’m impressed with how stylish the three-piece outfit is.  It is really cute!  And the saying on the T-shirt is perfect for a two year old.  (If you’ve ever been shopping with a two year old who is having a “terrible twos” experience in the store, you know exactly what that means!)

Family Dollar’s “The Affordable Turns Adorable” Kidgets line of clothing for newborns through toddlers is perfect for this economy.  Many people have a tight budget but yet they still want to have cute clothes for their kids.  Look at what all Family Dollar’s Kidgets offers:

  • Three-piece outfits for $8 and under
  • Trendy seasonal accessories such as beach sandals (priced $4 & $5)
  • Children’s sunglasses (priced $3)
  • Foldable totes (priced $4)
  • Hats (priced $4)

If you visit Family Dollar’s website, you can even print a coupon for $1 Off a Kidgets set of clothes for a boy or girl.  I use coupons whenever I can, so I think this is great!  And Family Dollar has a money back guarantee, promising a full refund to anyone who is not satisfied with items in the new Kidgets line.  This is a win/win situation!  Maybe that’s why it’s said that Family Dollar is one of the fastest-growing discount retail chains in the US.

Also, Family Dollar is hosting the Cute as a Kidget Photo Contest with a $5,000 cash grand prize and other great prizes.  Families can upload their cutest “Kidget” photos.  Family and friends will then have a chance to vote, and the winner will be announced on July 16, 2010.  Family Dollar is also hosting a “Cute as a Kidget Sweepstakes” for more fun prizes, and they’re having daily drawings for gift card giveaways.

Now, on to the $50 Gift Card Giveway.


This giveaway is open to all US readers.
Family Dollar has provided one $50 gift card for giveaway.  Entries for this giveaway will be accepted until midnight CST on Sunday, June 27, 2010. The winner will be selected using and announced the following day in a post.


Mandatory entry: Visit Family Dollar’s site and then leave me a comment below letting me know what you would get with the gift card if you win it.  In your comment info where you leave your name and URL, be sure to leave your email address (which will be private).   I must have a way to contact the winner by email.   The winner will be announced here on June 28th and notified by email.


(Mandatory entry must be completed first!)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry:

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  • Follow Family Dollar on Twitter (1 extra entry)

Note: This was not a paid post, and my honest opinions were provided. Family Dollar provided the Kidgets outfit for review and is providing the gift card for the giveaway, but I was not paid monetarily.

iPad Giveaway at Christian Personal Finance

Christian PF is celebrating their third year anniversary by giving away an Apple iPad and five $20 Amazon gift cards.

Here’s some info about this awesome giveaway:

  • 1. Read and follow the instructions  for each entry completely.
  • 2. Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on June 17th.
  • 3. They will randomly select winners on June 18th using
  • 4. You can do all 6 methods, but only one counts for each category. The maximum number of entries possible is 21.

Happy Three Year Anniversary to Christian Personal Finance.   Their site has done awesome in three years with over 3 million unique visitors.

Central Market Freebies through June 8, 2010

Sorry I didn’t get this posted sooner.  I really meant to post this Thursday.

First Freebie – Buy two pounds marinated chicken breast and get both of these items free ($6.99 value):

  • One pound of strawberries
  • One Angel Food Cake – Their Angel Food Cakes, made in their bakery,  are great!

Second Freebie – Buy two Italian Chef Crafted Bowls and get both of these items free ($9.28 value):

  • Family Size Caesar Salad
  • Parmesan Focaccio Bread  (probably from their fabulous in-store bakery)

FREE Admission to Museums with Bank of America Card – First Weekends of Each Month

Free Ticket:

Check out “Museums on Us” and see if you’re close to one of the 100+ museums participating in this freebie.  There are museums located all over the United States that have free admission for the primary cardholder on the first weekend of every month. Just click on your state and the museums will be listed.  This works with Bank of America ATM, debit and credit cards.

Our son told us about this offer last year, but then he went off to college and things got busy with us here so we never utilized this freebie.  Our daughter, Christi, reminded me of this offer (thanks again Christi!).  Our son is home from his freshman year at college and so I  located the museums we’re wanting to see.  We’re planning to visit a museum this weekend for FREE.  All three of us have B/0f/A cards and are the primary cardholder, so we all get in free of charge!

Thank You, Chick-Fil-A

Thanks to Chick-Fil-A, we enjoyed free spicy chicken sandwiches for dinner this evening.  My husband, our son, and I all went to their website a few days ago to make our reservation for the free sandwiches.  We were all impressed with this new addition to their menu which is to be released to the public on June 7, 2010.   The chicken was very tender, and the breading was minimum in relation to the thick chicken breast fillet.  If you like spice, I  think you’ll like this sandwich!  (And, of course, we had to have their famous waffle fries, too!)

*Note – If you read the comments below, you’ll see how two different Chick-Fil-A’s gave more than free sandwiches this week.

Faux Wood Blinds

If we could afford it, I would like to have faux wood blinds on our living room windows.  We have two really huge windows side-by-side which are great because we can look out into our backyard.  We have crepe myrtle trees, cannas, and some potted plants on the deck, and it’s really pretty when everything is blooming.  But we can’t afford new blinds now, even with a 40% off sale.  Hmmm…maybe someday!

Central Market – FREE items for Memorial Day Weekend

Here’s a great buy from Central Market which has eight Texas locations.

Buy one pound in-store roasted turkey breast (from their awesome deli – no nitrates or nitrites in their meat) and receive these two items FREE:

  • 7 ounces of Andrew and Everett mild cheddar cheese
  • Sunflower Seed Bread (my guess is that it’s from their in-store bakery)

The two free items are valued at $6.98.   These are the makings for some delicious sandwiches!

Make Your Chick-Fil-A Reservation for a FREE Spicy Chicken Sandwich

This is a great deal!  Go to Get Spicy Chicken, enter your zip code, and the Chick-Fil-A locations in your area will come up.  Choose the location you want, choose the date and the time, and then make your reservation.  Hurry because they have a limited amount of free sandwiches at each location, and some locations do not have any reservations left.  Free sandwiches will be served during the week of May 31st  through June 5, 2010.

Starbuck’s Frappuccinos Half-Price this Friday, 3-5 PM

For those of you who enjoy a cold Frappuccino from Starbucks on a warm day, be sure to note that this Friday, May 7th, you’ll be able to get one half-price between 3 & 5 p.m.  Starbucks will be doing this again on May 16th.

I remember my first Frappuccino many years ago when our daughter was getting her hair cut (during her college years) .  Christi’s friend, Amber, and I didn’t want to wait at the Salon, so we went to a nearby Starbucks where Amber quickly  recommended a Creme Caramel Frappuccino.  It was so delicious!!  And I imagine it had zero calories.  (notice I said “imagine”)   I haven’t had very many of them because they really aren’t that healthy, but every once in a while I will have one for a special treat!