Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Clearance Sales to check out online.

Most of these sales are 50-80% off. Like I said, January is a super sales month, these sites will get you started, but hunt your favorite stores in person or online and you're likely to find some fantastic deals. Once February hits though, they will probably dissapear.

See My Frugal Adventures post regarding, she also recommends Avon ladies to help you out. You can receive free shipping with the code FSANY. See her post HERE

JC Penney'

There is also a Super Saturday sale for the first 100 Early Birds from 7am to 1pm in store and from 1am to 4am online. You can plan you list ahead of time online. Click HERE to check out the offers.


David's Bridal Win a Wedding Dress or 5 Bridesmaids Dresses

If you are engaged or know someone who is, register for the David's Bridal website and enter their monthly drawing to win a wedding dress or 5 bridesmaids dresses of your choice! The site also offers free planning tools and your own wedding website along with notifications of special offers. Free wedding website are common, so if you don't like the way this one is set up you can try a few out until you find one you like. Click HERE to register.

Thanks My Frugal Adventures

Friday, January 22, 2010

Give A Day, Get A Day, Free Disneyland Ticket

Disneyland is offering one free ticket for each volunteer that devotes a day of work to an approved cause. You must pre-register on Disney's site and be 6 or older to participate. You may sign up to 8 family members per household. The tickets are good until December 15, 2010. Click HERE to get started. Click on Search and Sign up to find an activity in your area.

Sierra Charter School

Sierra Charter School is a Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accredited school that offers a personalized independent study program for FREE. The school is public and K-12.
For information about the program in Fresno contact
490-4290 ext 0
or call toll free 877-490-4290

1931 N Fine, Fresno, CA. 93727 (Near Chestnut and McKinley)

"Sierra Charter School is dedicated to producing responsible, critical thinkers and lifleong learners with free public education that provides one-on-one attention with credentialed teachers and tutors. Sierra Charter School offers your child tutoring in math and reading along with homework support."

Click HERE for more information.

My girls are still too young to be attending school, but if anyone has experience with Sierra Charter School's program, I would be very interested to know. I think it might be a better resource for parents already or planning to home-school their children than the regular public school system since independent study is its main focus.

National Pancake Day

Mark it on your calendar, National Pancake Day is February 23rd and IHOP is offering a free short stack of pancakes to celebrate. Visit participating IHOP's between 7am and 10am for your silver dollars! Yum.

Taking a Break

This winter, I've chosen to focus a lot of time on my family, so I apologize that I haven't been very active. My posts will pick up again and hopefully, you're frugal talents are making you more money savvy than ever. The down side I've found, which may make some people think I'm obsessed, is that knowing the price per unit of certain items can drive me crazy, for instance, if I end up using a ton of wipes for something random, I think, that was just 10 cents a wipe! So you can get carried away, just remember to keep everything in balance.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Free Nursing Cover from Udder Covers

For those nursing mother's out there, Udder Covers is offering one free cover with the promo code onefree at checkout. This makes a $32 cover cost only $9.95 when you pay shipping! Click HERE to check out the website. Thanks to The Sassy Saver for sharing this deal.

Break the Barriers

I just wanted to take the time to say how much I appreciate the role that Break the Barriers Inc. plays in the Fresno area. It is an organization dedicated to providing an environment where each child, regardless of physical or mental challenges, can participate and perform in various activities including and foremost gymnastics, aquatics (including swim lessons), the Buddy Program, dance, day camps, health and fitness, martial arts, and sign language. They also provide free Wii fit and reading programs. Break the Barriers is a non-profit organization that provides affordable programs. (The most affordable that I know of in the Fresno area.)

For example for dance sessions once a week, 45 minutes long, lasting for 18 weeks, they charge $202.
Gymnastics sessions are one or two times a week, one hour sessions, on a monthly basis. They charge $45 per month for once and week, and $85 monthly for twice a week.

Another act of their love and support for the community involves the Secret Pocket Scholarship for needy families.

To contact Break the Barriers Inc. call 559-432-6292 or click HERE for their website and learn more about their organization.

BtheB is located on Cedar north of Teague.
9555 N Cedar Ave. Fresno, CA. 93720

January Sales

Watch for those semi-annual sales this month (Victoria's Secret especially). Department stores usually have fantastic sales, generally up to 75% off, during January because they dump all their left-over clothing from the year before. Sadly, without Mervyns and Gottshalks in Fresno anymore, this leaves JCPenney's and Macy's as the major department stores. Still, stores like Old Navy and Target have sales worth braving the cold to mosey through the isles. A couple years ago, I scored a cashmere sweater originally $60 for about $6 at Old Navy in Riverpark. Even though most of us are stretched pretty thin after Christmas, most of these clothing deals are too good to miss (including formal wear like men's suits, cocktail dresses, and bridal attire).
January and February are generally the worst months for retail, so look for those sales and take advantage of them!

Don't ignore the Holiday items for sale, they are usually 75% off as well.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

IHOP Kids Eat Free

Receive one kids menu order free with each adult entree everyday from 4pm to 8pm at IHOP excluding drinks. The kids menu includes pancakes, french toast, cheese omelettes, chicken strips, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, eggs, macaroni and cheese, and fruit and seasoned fries as sides. This deal seems to vary based on location, however I think the Fresno/Clovis area should be good since I heard the deal on radio ad locally.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Clovis $3 Movie Theater

The United Artists Clovis Towne Center 8 located on Villa and Shaw has
$3 admission for all ages, at all times, everyday. The theater plays films that are out of the everyday theaters, but still within the last year.
I've heard the phrase many times from friends,
"We'll just wait until it comes out in the $3 theater."
This is especially good news for big families, finally everyone can go for a reasonable price.

For information regarding shows and times click HERE.

2301 Villa Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 292-5708