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Blog: Frugal And Tightwad Tanya

My blog is about how I live a frugally and tightwad life here in Minn. My finds that are frugal. My style of tightwaddery and thrift. It's about my frugal and tightwad family.

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Very Black Friday Christmas Shopping
Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hi well it is Christmas time soon, and I tend to start serious toy shopping at the Family Dollar Store at the end of town. I get dolls for $5 a piece, and crafting items for preteens at that price too. My adult child gets a gift basket filled with goodies, and kitchen things to cook and bake.I don't even have to wait til Black Friday to do this shopping. It is just when they have the most toys in the store. For Instance, the store has a flyer with all their sales items every day. Now they have a Christmas toy book/flyer. It is given out in October, November, and December. By December though it has been dwindled down. The teens in my family all get prepaid cell phones, you know the ones you have to buy minutes for each month, to add minutes to their current plan. All my children have these for safety winter reasons. The crafting bone in me gets giddy when I hit the Dollar Tree in Fargo, ND. I get tons of things for my craft room/dining area. I should really make craft closet, so my dining area isn't such a busy mess. I intend to go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond for Black Friday adult shopping. I got a coupon for 15% off my entire purchases. My adults in my family will really love what I get them there. I have a $200 cash fall this year that I have been saving for Black Friday shopping for Christmas. This year should be a nice Christmas. I even buy a present for the charity giving tree in the area. I use Black Friday for that shopping, otherwise with our finances I couldn't do it. My dh finally got a job he can do with his disability, so our bills are now paid in full. I can hardly wait til tomorrow. Yipee! Frugal and Tightwad Tanya

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Christmas Shopping at Dollar Stores
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hi I know you all know me as the dollar store shopping freak, but did you know you can shop for all your Christmas needs at a dollar store as well.

Here is what you can get at a dollar store, and prices may very in different dollar stores.

1. wrapping paper

2. ribbons

3. toys for children

4. gift baskets

5. calenders

6. Perfumes by Mary Kate and Ashley Olson.

7. candles

8. socks

9. Candy

10. various bubble bath and scrubs.

11. gift bags

12. makeup

13. tools

14. car assessories

15. coloring books and activity books

16. pet Christmas stockings and presents

17. cooking supplies like soup ladle, sushi utinsels, and others

18. Spices

19. Jams and Bread and Butter Pickles

20. knicknacks, picture frames, photo albums for all, and dishware/glass ware.

All of these at my dollar stores cost a dollar only plus tax. They are brand new and nice. The Dollar Tree and The Big Family Dollar Stores are great places to go shopping. If a dollar only store isn't your appeal for your wallet or taste there are places like Loopy's where it is any item $1, 2, or 5, and every item price in between. I have a nice place setting I bought at my dollar store. You can do more. Just be creative amd frugal in spending. Keep to that spending plan or budget as some would like to say. Well I hope you all read my entry as the Saving Freak has abused blog entries for the past few days, as we are only allowed 5 max and this person seems to have up to ten. Unfair I know, but maybe this person will learn not to tick us bloggers off like me. Well Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

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About Me:

I live in Minnesota, and I am a published author of poetry On-line. I have a hubby, and several children. I shop with coupons, and I willingly take several classes On-line thru AZU. I have several degrees, and diplomas. I am a crafting person, and I live for Octoberfest not for the beer, but the food is great too. I am mix mutt of heritages. I love to shop at thrift stores, and garage sales/yard sales. I live a green lifestyle or try too.

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