FruGal Fix: Ideeli

Another one of my favorite daily deal sites is Ideeli. It the newest of all of my daily deal obsessions, but it it quickly becoming one of my favorites. Today they are having an A… wait for it… MAZING boot sale! Need proof?

Matisse: $89.95 (originally $265!)

Juicy Couture: $84.99 (Originally $225!)

Max Studio: $79.99 (Originally $179!)

Dereon: $39.99 (Originally $80.00)

They are also having a Blossom boot sale for even more affordable boots.

Blossom: $26.99 (Originally $52.00)

Go here to check it out and sign up for ideeli! 

What is your favorite daily deal site or purchase? Comment below!


November 17, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . FruGal Fix. Leave a comment.

BOGO Starbucks Holiday Drinks!

My boyfriend and I usually stop by Starbucks on Sundays to pick up 4 Sunday papers (gotta get those coupons!) and he usually buys a plain black coffee to keep him going for the rest of his workday. Every once in a while we’ll get a latte to share. We never splurge for the fancy stuff, but I do love Starbucks’ holiday drinks. I just can’t justify a medium size coffee drink for the same amount as my 4 Sunday papers! (The drink costs about $3.45 and 4 papers cost $4.00.)

However, Starbucks has solved our dilemma (at least for this weekend)!

Starting today at 2 pm, when you buy a holiday drink you can get another of equal or lesser value for FREE. What are “holiday drinks” you ask? They include:  “Peppermint Mocha, new Skinny Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Eggnog Latte.”

I think I’ll grab a Skinny Peppermint Mocha. What about you? Comment below!

November 17, 2011. FruGal Foodie, FruGal Freebies. Leave a comment.

FruGal Fix: Groupon Goods!

You may be a member of Groupon, one of the many daily deal websites that feature services in your area for up to 90% off. If you’re not a member of Groupon yet, it’s very easy to use and can save you tons of money on services you already use like haircuts/color, massages, restaurants, even clothing stores. Go here to sign up.

However, today I don’t have a Groupon deal for you, I have a Groupon Goods deal for you. Groupon Goods is a spinoff of Groupon that sells items like clothes, electronics, make-up, home goods, etc. I want to share with you a few great deals for the 20-something crowd.

Morphe Makeup Brushes: $16


BriteSmile To-Go: $25 for a 3-pack or $45 for a 6-pack (plus an extra $5.95 for shipping)


Crosley Solo Radio/MP3 Player: $49


Chinese Laundry Faith Boots: $39


And my personal favorite, COZ-E Heated Blanket with Sleeves: Only $19!


I’m not going to lie, I love a good Snuggie. And this one is heated! For only $19, you know what to get me for Christmas 😉

What are your favorite websites for getting your FruGal fix? Comment below!

November 16, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Need a reason to sign up for freebies?

If you ever needed a reason to sign up for freebies, here it is! Look at all the awesome stuff I got in the mail today FOR FREE!

On the left is a box of three playtex feminine items and a $1.00 coupon for a future purchase. Everyone needs them, so why not get them for free?

On the right is a beauty bag from Target. Who knew target sends out freebies like this? All these samples came in the cutest little makeup bag. The samples include shampoo and conditioner samples from Garnier Fructis, John Freida and Tresseme. There was also a Olay Regerist Moisturizer sample and 5 ponds makeup remover towlettes. There was also a coupon booklet with about 15 Target beauty coupons inside that can be “stacked” with manufacturer’s coupons for great deals! However, the coupons expire tomorrow 😦 Maybe my beauty bag was delayed in shipping or something because it seems odd the coupons would expire so soon. Maybe I’ll sneak over to target tomorrow to see if I can score any good deals before these expire!

I also signed up for a few perfume and cologne samples and sent my friend Lauren a Kleenex sample pack a few weeks ago. What a fun little treat for her (or in this case, her boyfriend) to find in their mailbox 🙂

You may be deterred from signing up for freebies thinking you’ll get a lot of junk mail or that the companies will sell your information. I haven’t received any additional junk mail since signing up for these freebies.

It’s so much fun to get free stuff in the mail! It’s like an early Christmas gift!

Have you gotten any freebies lately? Comment below!

November 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . FruGal Freebies. Leave a comment.

The start of something new.

Sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement. I have been hemming and hawing over starting this blog for months now. I couldn’t find the right name, the right host, the right focus… And then finally, today was the day. I was chatting with my good friend Lauren and she encouraged me to claim a domain name before all the good ones were taken. So I did, and here I am!

What I want accomplish with this blog:

  • Give examples from my own life to help others live frugally
  • Give ideas from other sources of great ways to get more for less
  • Have open discussions to exchange ideas about living large on a small budget
  • Posts will include daily deals, money saving tips, do it yourself tutorials, saving money in the kitchen and more.
I am so excited to get started and help you save money, live large and have fun doing it! 

November 4, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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