Kelly’s Thrifty Tips for January 31, 2013

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WEBSITE

Are you an Amazon.com shopper.  If you are, you might have noticed that prices can go up and down quite a bit especially if you leave an item in your cart.  Well Camel Camel Camel can help you with the trends in Amazon pricing.  It can even update you with price watching. 

EBOOKS

I don’t just read Christian eBooks, but I do look for them as much as possible.  And if they are free…YAY!  Here are some Christian ebooks and a couple of other ebooks for free.  Please remember to check prices before you download, because free today doesn’t mean free tomorrow.  

PS It will not be all novels.  

The Big Book of American Trivia by J. Stephen Lang (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Downtown Green (Green Series Book 5) by Judy Christie (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The Big 5-Oh! by Sandra D. Bricker (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The Vegetarian Paleo Recipe Cookbook: 47 All Natural Gluten Free Meals and Desserts by Jennifer Dawn & Michelle Tracy (AMAZON)

Organic Food: Eating Organic on a Budget by Fanny Seto (AMAZON)

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FREE FOOD

Okay this is potential free food.  Pick heads or tails for the Super Bowl coin toss and do it before February 2nd.  If your are correct, Papa John’s will send you an email on Monday with a  promotional code for a free large one-topping pizza!  Easy right?  Follow this link to call the toss today.   There is one entry per person but four entries per household so if you have family members aged 13 or up, talk to them about entering too.  

FREE ACTIVITY FOR KIDS

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics are set up with some great activities for February that you can register for now.  Follow this link to see what is going on near you.

COUPONS

Don’t forget to check Savingstar for the latest coupons you can upload to your loyalty card.

GAME DAY  SNACKS

The big game is on its way and Americans will be consuming massive quantities of goodies and treats.  It is practically a holiday.  All those snacks can really add up and take away from the pocket book as well as add in the waistline.  I am really trying to eat more healthfully so I looked for some great recipes for you that are low in calories but also nice on the budget.

Seven Layer Dip is an amazing treat any time, but besides being heavy in flavor it can be really heavy in calories.  Fit Sugar has a really tasty option of Seven Layer Dip that can take a bite out of the calories and be done cheaply by following the sales (Fry’s has roma tomatoes at 88 cents, Hass avocados are 88 cents each (but 2 for $1 at Safeway!), Bush’s Best Beans (get the black or go for a bag of dry and make them from scratch in the crock pot with a bit of garlic – super easy) just 49 cents each when you take part in Fry’s buy 10 and save $5 (lots of easy savings), 

Spark People has an inexpensive, healthy and very tasty Pico de Gallo recipe for you too.  This is really good and you can amp up the health by adding some extras which they explain fully.  As a money and time saver look at Fry’s frozen prechopped white onions.  

GROCERY SALES

SAFEWAY

Fresh Whole Pork Shoulde4r Blade Roast Bone-in Sold whole in the bag $1.87 lb

ALBERTSONS

Pork Loin Back Ribs previously frozen buy 1 get 2 free (regular retail $7.99 lb)

FRY’S 

Kroger boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins Fresh USDA Inspected $1.88 lb (limit 4)

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