Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thrifty Tips - August 1st

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It is the first day of August, and really, I can't think of a better thing to do than to share what a great items to purchase this month. 

August is a great month for picking up your back to school items.  Prices on back to school items will be significantly reduced this month.  Office supply stores can hook you up with pencils for as low as a penny and notebooks for 25 cents. 

Lots of summer clothing is on sale now too.  Layer summer pieces for a Fall look, and don't forget that here in Arizona, the warm weather clothes will still work for quite some time.  Swimwear is also at a great price at this time.  

You can update your outdoor living spaces in August and the end of August by taking advantage of patio furniture and grill sales.  


One of the things that get massive credit for my good grades in college was the extensive use of flash cards.  I went through mounds of index cards not to mention ink, but it was worth it.  With the StudyBlue Flashcard app, your students can create flash cards to help them study on the fly as well as set reminders to study and even use flash cards created by other students.  There are millions of flash cards that your student can use.  They can connect with a community of classmates.  In short, it is pretty awesome and again free for Android, iPhone, iPod, or use the website with a regular computer.  Check it out at this link.


While supplies last, sign up for a free sample of Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste by clicking on this link.

While supplies last sign up for a free sample of Finish Quantum Lemon dishwasher detergent by clicking on this link

Walmart has an opportunity for you to get a free sample of Gevalia coffee.  Find out more at this link.

Sam's Club members can get a sample of Mintys dog treats for those lovely pups by heading over to this link.


Head over to FreeCCM for four free music downloads including a song from former members of the David Crowder Band the Digital Age.

FREE EBOOKS (As always, please check the price BEFORE you download.  What was free at the time of my posting can change.)

Practical Solutions to Everyday Household Problems by Christina Jones (AMAZON)

How to Make Your Own Compost - An Easy Garden Guide by TR Hirst (AMAZON)

House Mommy's Boredom Busters - 201 Fun Things to Do With Kids by Karen Chapius (AMAZON)


When I see a great price on corn on the cob like this week's I get a little bummed because I don't know how my family will get through all that I can buy.  Did you know that you can prep and freeze corn on the cob and it can last for up to eight months in the freezer?  Find out how by going to this article link at ehow.



New Crop Colorado Grown Olathe Sweet Corn 8/$1
USDA Choice Boneless Skinless Petite Sirloin Steaks Buy 1/2 Free (limit one reward -reg. $8.99 lb)
Langers Cranberry or Pomegranate Juice 64 ox Select Varieties $1.27 each (when you buy 2)
Ripe Prima Peaches $1.49 lb
There is also a great savings event where you can save big when you buy 8 participating items or multiples of 8.  You can mix and match and get savings like:
Hunt's Barbecue Sauce 21.6 oz 67 cents
Hunt's Pasta Sauce 24 oz 67 cents
Jif Peanut Butter 17.3-18 oz $1.49
Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 22-30 oz $2.99
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage 13-14 oz $1.99


Cantaloupe Melon 2/$3
Blue Bell Ice Cream or Sundae Cups half gallon or 12 ct cups $3.99
Yoplait Yogurt 10/$5
Green Zucchini or Yellow Squash 99 cents lb
Premium Peaches $1.49 lb


Dry Pint Blueberries 4/$5
Foster Farms boneless Chicken Breastsor Tenders Fresh USDA Grade A buy 1 get 2 Free ($5.99 lb)
Barilla Pasta Select Varieties 12-16 oz 10/$10
Kroger Cheese Select Varieties 6-8 oz $1.88
Annie's Natural Mac & cheese Select Varieties 5.25-6 oz 10/$10



  1. I'm a huge fan of freezing! You can freeze a ton of veggies by just blanching them first. I freeze a lot of veggies from my garden so I can eat them year round.

    1. I've got to do that more. I'm really thinking I need some sort of mini freezer too.