Places To Get Free Mulch


Tanya writes: Do you know any places that have free mulch? Yes!  There are two that I know of: the city’s mulch pile on Recreation Way and Black Forest Slash/Mulch (pictured above).  The city’s pile is “open” year-round, as far as I know, though I just drove by it the other day and it looked […]

Buying A Fixer-Upper: Good Idea or Not?

Can you say "needs work"?  Or "fire trap"?

A reader emailed me with a question about buying a fixer-upper: We are hoping to move somewhere with more land, like Black Forest. We homeschool and I’m feeling the need for space for kids to get out and be in God’s creation more.  We want space and land for our chickens and whatever else we […]

Buy One, Get One Free Coupon for Noodles & Co.


Noodles and Co. doesn’t release coupons outside of their email list very often, but they have one available here through March 31st!  Click on the “Grab Your Ticket To Travel with Us” button on the top right to access the coupon.

Free Birthday Parties for Kids at Home Depot


Here’s a great free option for kids’ birthday parties! Home Depot at 5660 E. Woodmen Rd (Powers Blvd.) offers free birthday parties for kids!  Parents bring cake, lunch/snack foods and drinks. Home Depot supplies an activity room (holding 12 -15 kids), decorations (including helium balloons), an instructor, a kit for each child to build, an […]

B1G1 Scoop or Swirl at Baskin Robbins


Buy one ice cream scoop or swirl, get another one free at Baskin Robbins with this coupon!  It’s valid for 2.5 oz scoops or 3 oz soft-serve ice cream, through the end of March.  Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!

Half-Priced Shakes at Sonic After 8 PM


Sonic has started their half-price shakes after 8 PM promotion already this year!  It usually lasts through the end of August.  All shakes are included, and usually malts are, too.

Great Deal on Natural Peanut Butter at King Soopers


Dorinda sent in a tip for peanut butter lovers: King Soopers has their store brand of peanut butter (15oz) on sale for $1.49 through the end of the month of March. This includes their all-natural peanut butter (ingredients: roasted peanuts, salt). I think you’ve highlighted this in passing before, but just mentioning it since it’s […]

Podcasts I Love


I love listening to podcasts and audiobooks!   I usually listen when I’m cleaning/tidying, cooking, exercising, or doing a mindless house project like painting.  I can’t listen and simultaneously do something that requires a level of brain function that’s beyond “automatic”, so I have to be doing something relatively mindless and definitely something that doesn’t involve […]

Free Rotisserie Chicken, $5 Gift Card When You Join or Renew at Sam’s Club


Here’s a discount on a Sam’s Club membership – relatively rare in that it’s valid on renewals, too!  (They did have a $20 gift card deal in January, so maybe this will be a more regular thing.)  You can get a free rotisserie chicken and a $5 gift card when you join or renew in-club […]

Free Storytimes, Workshops, and Classes for Kids This Month


There’s a variety of places that do a free or cheap event for kids every month: from crafts to storytime to cooking classes, be sure to check out the following places for their events that are going on this month. Barnes & Noble: Free storytime and Lego Club, usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Go here […]