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Free Shipping Day 2016

Just a reminder for those who are sending gifts for the holidays Free Shipping Day is scheduled this year for Dec. 16 and more than 1000 merchants registered to participate. That means if you ship on December 16th it will be free and arrive by December 24th.  Procrastinators rejoice! Before the U.S. recession hit in 2007, the phrase “Free Shipping Day” didn’t exist in the national vocabulary. After a few short years, Free Shipping Day now stands side-by-side with Cyber Monday and has left Black Friday in the dust. Not bad for an…

Tennessee Vacation

The Frugal Dude loves to tour a state or neighboring states and soak up the local culture. My initial reaction was if one isn’t going to a major metropolitan area why bother? It took awhile to convince me to even set foot in certain areas.  Now The Frugal Diva likes nothing better then to explore what were once just names on a map. From the first breakfast at the famous Loveless Cafe to Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville was a lovely city that had restored many of its original venues including the train station and the original…

September Is National Coupon Month

Ironic, coincidence, or  just the inevitable star crossed event – September is National Coupon Month and the month The Frugal Diva was born.   How appropriate that my birthday falls in the month for celebrating savings.  Coupon usage continues to rise and as a nation we are very interested in keeping more of our hard earned paychecks.  When economists tell us to spend more they never tell us where to get the money.  For those who are not trust fund babies, lottery winners, or living off the grid, coupons and budgeting help keep us ahead of higher prices and able to…

Pulling the Blinds on Sleepy Misperceptions

Frugal Divas need their beauty sleep and the folks at Vitacost help us out with this great post. Sleep is an interesting paradox. Some people treasure their nightly eight hours, while others treat it like a guilty pleasure, enjoyed only in small “dozes.” As sleep deprivation becomes the norm, it’s rationalized by notions like, “I’ll sleep in tomorrow to catch up.” It’s time to quit dreaming and open your eyes to the importance of a good night’s sleep. The Dream: “I’m out like a light.” Reality: Ironically, the body is not completely inactive during sleep…

Smithsonian Free Museum Day

Have a day out courtesy of the Smithsonian. It’s time for Museum Day Live on September 24, 2016.  The Museum Day Ticket provides free admission to two people. Here are the rules. One ticket per household for two people A ticket will gain entry in only one museum and only participating museums Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be printed from the Museum Day Live Site. Find a venue in your area that accepts the ticket.  Los Angelenos try out the Grammy Museum, in Chicago see the Museum of Contemporary…

Palm Springs Style At A Discount

  The Rat Pack, fancy cocktails, and poolside attire have sashayed back into our lives. One day we were all into severe t-shirts and plain jeans, the next day back  into colorful prints and fancy bikinis. No one does this look better then Trina Turk. Thanks to a little research, The Frugal Diva tracked down the line’s outlet store at 1030 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030 and phone number (626) 441-2721. They are open seven days a week and get in new merchandise regularly. The discounts range from 50% to 75% and it is a…

Student Savings

Tuition is expensive enough. Make sure you are getting the following discounts. Gift Card Granny has 95 student discounts savings. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 19-million students enrolled in higher education institutions across the country. Whether you’re gearing up for your first day on campus or are counting the days until graduation, make sure to take advantage of your status as a student while it lasts. Besides the prize of a degree or just learning something, students get to partake in many savings around town and around the Internet. Here are…