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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On-line Freebies for Real?
Sunday, October 16, 2011

I use Craigslist it is at, or is it com? Well what the heck let us go on by saying that there is a freebie section where peps in you state can post what they don't need or want, but they can't sell it. Giving away dirt for instant is  way of getting rid of a yard mess when the city you live in is insisting on a clean yard. Also, try They have several listings of what you can trade for free, but the only thing is freecycle you have to trade otherwise people no trade or contact you.

Coupons from manufacturers can be had with a simple email or phone call to their 800 number. The trick is to praise them to no end. Just make sure you give your actual address as some email accounts don't print out their inbox emails.

List of freebies that can be had:


children books

clothes that people have outgrown

apartment furniture


food that people have leftover from harvest

beauty supplies






moving signs

garage sale signs




You get the message. I hope you like freebies like I do.

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They Call Me The Frugal Coupon Queen
Sunday, May 24, 2009

They call me the Frugal Coupon Queen of my area of the USA in Minnesota that is unofficially. I know I don't use what society calls normal stores. I use dollar stores almost all the time KMart, and Walgreens sometimes, and WalMart seldom. If, I do use KMart, Walgreens, and WalMart I use coupons. Frugal T thats what they call me. You can use coupons from fliers in any store that has fliers. I like Family Dollar stores. They have fliers and use manufactured coupons too. I have cut coupons for a long time before the Internet, and now I get coupons On-line. Family Dollar has a website that has them sometimes. The one an hour from me really likes my business. I am word of mouth business for them. The store clerks always call me Coupon Queen, or Frugal Queen of Minnesota.I guess it is a compliment. Our Christmas gifts are from there. Coupons is what I use year around there for gifts and food. I cook from scratch too. I have recipes that I get from the Dollar Stretcher and Tightwad community. I now know that struggling is going to always be in our future, unless we win the lotto, so I utilize the stuff like you would not believe. Try Tightwad Tess website as well. I recently found it On-line, and I thought it was cool to know someone else is nicknamed tightwad too.

I got an MP3 player for $20 dollars last week at the Family Dollar. It is much cheaper than most places in town for that electronic stuff. Cabbage Patch Kids can be had there for $20 dollars too, if you are lucky enough to find them there. A $100 dollars goes a long way at the Family Dollar Store enough to get all my family birthday gifts and Christmas gifts during the year, and bring home supper, and breakfast too. We have a lot of fun shopping there. I shop the Dollar store in every town that has one. Backus, MN just had Backus Days, and they are about 400 if less population. The town has a Family Dollar Store. We got picnic supplies from there one day last year.

What you can get at the Family Dollar. Here is a short list:

  1. Tide Laundry Soap-$3
  2. Silverware four for a $1
  3. Purina Cat Chow-$4
  4. Tampax $3
  5. Chips $1
  6. Dinty Moore Stew $2
  7. Crackers $1.50
  8. Macaroni and Cheese $.79
  9. Liquorice $1
  10. Plastic, and Paper Cups $1
  11. Coca Cola 2 liters $1.09

There is a whole lot more I could say about what is in the store this is a very partial list, and I haven't even gotten to the boys toys like Spiderman stuff for $5. Well that is why I am called the Frugal Coupon Queen by some. I know where to stretch my dollar, and save money with coupons. Bye again from Frugal and Tightwad Tanya also known as the Frugal Coupon Queen to some aka Frugal T.

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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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