Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thrifty Tips for December 11, 2013

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One of the reasons my husband and I have cats is it is far easier to travel when you have cats.  A friend can drop by feed them, water them and so on.  When you have a dog, it is a lot harder.  Finding a friend or family  member who can watch your pets while you are away is not always easy and your dog may not be too crazy about kennels, but there is a new way that you can maybe find a solution and that is called DogVacay.  With DogVacay you can find a pet owner in your area who will take in your pets and love them like you do while you are away.   You can see their home, read reviews from others who have had their pets stay at their home, see the kinds of pets that they have to make sure your pets are compatible, and ask all the questions you would like.  Your reservation also includes free photo updates and pet insurance.  Also, if you are a dog owner who would like to offer your own services, you can sign up to be a host as well to make some extra income.  Cool right?  Oh!  And if you are say traveling with your pet but seeing some site that doesn't allow pets, you can often find hosts at DogVacay who will take your pet in for the day while you do some special site seeing.  Learn more at the link here.   


Bottom round roast is on sale at Safeway for $2.99 a pound and you can make a really tasty recipe with your crock pot.  This one is called To Die For Crock Pot Roast.  They promise you can use any kind of roast and it will work out great.  I tried it, and the whole family loved it!


Head over to New Release Tuesday where you can preview Brandon Heath's new Christmas album "Christmas is Here."  Membership is free. 

New Release Tuesday also has six free music downloads including "O, Come All Ye Faithful" by Phillips, Craig & Dean

Don't forget the free Christmas songs you can get at Amazon each week until Christmas.  Even many of the ones they say are expired are still free and available like "O Holy Night" by Group1Crew.  

Spread the word via Twitter or Facebook or offer a tip and you can download Snow Globe featuring Rhett Walker Band singing "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and Brandon Heath singing "Go Tell it on the Mountain" among other Christian artists pick it up at Noise Trade.

FREE EBOOKS (Always keep in mind that these books were free at the time of my posting.  Double check prices before ordering.)

A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics) by Charles Dickens  (AMAZON)

Nadia's Hope by Lisa Buffaloe (AMAZON)

Unconventional by J.J. Hebert (AMAZON)


Do you have a pup?  You can put in a special treat in their Christmas stocking from Hill's Pet Nutrition.  The chance is from now until December 17th on their Facebook page

While supplies last get Aquafina Flavor Splash at their Facebook page (you  must be at least 14 years old - not sure why).  



Albertsons Gallon Milk (select varieties) Limit 2 $1.87
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.67 lb
USDA Choice Rib Roast Whole in the bag, Bone-in $4.97 lb (limit 1)
Red Ripe Roma Tomatoes 99 cents lb
Crisp Green Bell Peppers or Cucumbers 2/$1


Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Bottom round Roast $2.99 lb
Large Navel Oranges 99 cents lb
Fuji Apples or Gala  Apples 99 cents lb
Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Sandwich Bread 20 oz Selected Varieties $1.99
Jennie-O Turkey Store Breakfast Rolls or Bacon 12 to 16 oz Selected Varieties $2.99


Cook's Shank Half Ham Smoked, Bone-In, Limit one .89 cents lb, Cook's Spiral Sliced Ham Smoked, Bone-in, Limit one $1.47 lb

New York Strip Roast USDA Choice, Bone-in Hand Trimmed and Tied Limit one $3.77 lb
Halos California Mandarins 3 lb Bag $2.77
Broccoli or Cauliflower 99 cents lb
Kroger Butter Select Varieties 16 oz $1.99

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