Archive for May, 2011

Remember, free Vistaprint shirt expires soon plus check out mine!

Remember, the free Vistaprint t-shirt offer expires soon! (I think it might expire today but I’m not sure.) I wanted to show you mine, above! It did cost $4.41 in shipping, but that’s a great price for a custom shirt. I chose the option to upload my own image which added an additional $2.50 to the order. But really, $6.91 for a shirt is what you’d be glad to pay at Old Navy, right?

Have you ordered your free Vistaprint shirt? What did you design?

Add comment May 31, 2011

Walgreens $3 diaper deal and the start of potty training in my house

Walgreens’ W store brand diapers are on sale for $5 this week  (and training pants are $6). If you still have the Walgreens infant care booklet that I posted about here there’s a $2/1 Wags store brand diaper coupon, which will make these $3 (or 4 for trainers). It will deduct $2 from every package of diapers you buy so you can purchase in bulk. If you don’t have one of the booklets you should ask a manager if they have any, and also check at the beauty and pharmacy counters.

Since this is a store coupon they let you keep it after you’ve checked out.

My kids have done well with any brand of diapers, but I know that some of you use a specific brand because of allergies etc. The website STL Mommy does a weekly Diaper Deal Round Up that lists good prices on all brands of diapers, which may help you out.

I’m on the fence about whether to get diapers at any price. We start potty training in my house today, and if all goes well then I wouldn’t need the diapers. However, my oldest took a year to be fully potty trained. (Yes, I did say a year, and yes, I did try every method. I promise.) I’ll probably buy a few just in case.

Oh, and wish me luck!

Thanks, STL Mommy!

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End of the month – remember to print coupons for May!

Don’t forget to check the main printable coupon sites for any coupons you need, as many of the coupons will be gone tonight! The main places I print coupons are:


Coupon Network

and Smartsource

Reminder: By printing coupons from (most of) the links above you are helping to support the costs of running the Thrifty Christy website, and I really appreciate it!

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Etiquette Camp at Sullivans in Maryville

Sullivans in downtown Maryville is hosting an Etiquette Camp June 13-16 for kids ages 6 – 9, from a group called The Etiquette Factory. I think this sounds like so much fun! There are also camps at the Knoxville Sullivans locations, but a number have sold out so if you’re interested I’d go ahead and register.

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New Pampers Gifts to Grow code for 5/30/11


You can add another 10 points to your Pampers Gifts to Grow Code to account using the following code:


Thanks, For the Mommas!

Add comment May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day 2011!

Happy Memorial Day! Hope you’re celebrating with your friends & family. Enjoy the long weekend.

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Blount Moms Today Webisode: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Check out the newest webisode from Blount Moms Today, where Jen Hill shows you around the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. I am totally sending my daughters to the Girls in Science Camp when they’re old enough!

Add comment May 30, 2011

Knoxville Writers’ Guild Offers workshop on publishing your first book

Any aspiring authors amongst my readership?
The Knoxville Writers’ Guild is sponsoring the workshop, “You’ve Written a Book, Now What?” with author and editor Chris Hebert on Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Redeemer Church, 1642 Highland Ave. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
“Writing a book is just the first of many challenges,” Hebert says. “Having written it, what do you do next? There are as many different types of outlets for books as there are types of books themselves. It can be hard for a writer—especially a first-time writer—to know where to begin.”
For example, should you try to find an agent? Should you aim for a major commercial house or for a small nonprofit press? When is self-publishing the most appropriate route?
“In this workshop we’ll discuss these questions and others,” he says. “And we’ll talk about how to think about your own work in the way publishers do.”
Hebert earned his M.F.A in creative writing from the University of Michigan. Since 2001 he has been an acquisitions editor at the University of Michigan Press. There, working with scholars, novelists, and nonfiction writers, he has published and edited a wide-ranging list of award-winning books spanning numerous disciplines both for scholarly and general readers. His novel, The Boiling Season, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2012.
To sign up for the workshop, go to The Knoxville Writers Guild website .
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1 comment May 29, 2011

CVS and Walgreens deals May 29 – June 4

Here are this week’s CVS deals from Faithful Provisions.

Here are this week’s Walgreens deals from For the Mommas.

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Add comment May 29, 2011

CVS trip 5/28/11 plus why to save your coupons for free items

Above are the things I picked up at CVS today, plus another bottle of Reservatrol and a pack of gum. I spent $0.60 OOP (before tax and after using the ECBs I had on hand) for about $28 worth of merchandise. The purpose of this trip was to use the $5/25 coupon that CVS sent me via email.

Here’s a tip: whenever I receive coupons in the mail for free items I save them to use with a coupon like the one CVS sent me. They’re the only ones that have sent me coupons like that recently, but this would apply to any coupon that has a minimum purchase requirement. I bought the items for which I had “free” coupons in order to use them to get my total purchase to the amount I needed. I handed over the $5/$25 coupon first, then the coupons for the free Zyrtec (which cost $6.50!), Cottonelle wipes, and Glade candle, all of which I had received in the mail. The Green Bag Tags and Crystal Light were free with coupons I received from the Magic Coupon Machine today, and I received the coupon for the free magnesium by email as I’ve somehow gotten on the CVS diabetes patients email list, even though I don’t have diabetes. All of those products got my total high enough to use the CVS coupon, and the $5 from that covered the 2 bottles of Reservatrol (which were half price. You know I love my vitamins.)

Make sense?

I have two Green Bag Tags because my MIL gave me hers. I’m going to give them away at the Maryville Moms Coupon Class.

Here’s how to get the free Zyrtec.

3 comments May 28, 2011

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