Monday, October 21, 2013

Free Certification Exams - Limited Time

Free certification exams for a limited time! More details on my main blog:

PS I've decided that saving money is part of joyful living so keep an eye on my main blog for more frugal tips.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

$1 Wedding Bell - Best Thrift Shops

I love church and local charity thrift shops. Each one tends to be run differently but I think I can usually get better deals at such places than at giant national chain thrift stores. I'm so frugal that even Goodwill seems overpriced to me sometimes!

There's a hospital thrift shop I like to visit occasionally that has $1, $3, 50% off and 40% off sections. Their regular prices are kind of high but the discounted areas often have some nice treasures. I purchased the dove and rose themed wedding bell there for $1 recently. In the past I've gotten some lovely vases, workout clothes and even a suit jacket from their $1 section. And my absolute favorite pair of capri pants came from there too, although I think I paid $8 for them. They were brand new and fit me perfectly so it was worth the expense.

Where do you find your best deals?

Monday, December 31, 2012

Free "Everyday Prayers" eBook

Today (I have no idea if this offer extends beyond today), the Kindle version of Scotty Smith's excellent, gospel-centered Everyday Prayers book is free! I received it as a gift last year and enjoyed it so much it made my 12 Great Books For 2012 list. You don't need a Kindle to be able to read the book. Amazon provides a free online eReader or  you can even download a version for off line reading (I use the free online version). Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Free eBook "Luxury of Less" Today!

Today you can download this eBook The Luxury of Less: The Five Rings of Minimalism from Amazon for free! If you're looking to simplify, declutter or move towards a more minimalist lifestyle you'll likely enjoy this free book.

It was written by a friend of a friend and I downloaded my copy already. I have a few other eBooks in my queue before I get to this one but I'm looking forward to it. You don't need a tablet or anything; Amazon provides a free reader (web based and/or downloadable; I use the web based one). Enjoy!


Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change but were valid at the time I wrote this post. I wrote this post of my own free will and opinions and wasn't asked to do so.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Free "How To Stop Your Puppy From Chewing" eBook

This ebook on preventing your puppy from chewing up your home is reported to be free through midnight, Friday, November 23, 2012, courtesy of my writer acquaintance, Annie Jean Brewer. Details available here: I didn't get this one (because I don't have a puppy and my cats don't seem to have a chewing problem) but I did enjoy her last one on decluttering.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Disclaimer/Note: I have no financial relationship with, the author or publisher of this book as of the time of this article (other than as a customer) and I wasn't asked to write this article. The book was free on at the time of writing this article but prices are always subject to change.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Free "Declutter Your Life" eBook

I just got this Declutter Your Life: Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity and Enjoy Your Clutter-Free Life eBook for free at and thought some of you might also be in an organizing or decluttering phase and might like it too.  I haven't started reading yet but it looks interesting.

Here's the description: "Michelle Stewart, author of Declutter Your Life, draws on her professional and personal experiences to craft an easy-to-follow e-book on reducing clutter in all aspects of your life. She shares personal success stories regarding home, office, and mental clutter and talks about how modern culture can lead to anxiety and depression. Declutter Your Life is full of tips for decluttering specific physical and mental areas and Stewart provides advice that can be implemented with a minimal amount of time and money.

Whether the piles of stuff in your dining and bedroom areas are beginning to drive you crazy or you know you need to make some changes to your office space, this book can help. If you are tired all the time because you never have a minute to yourself or you cannot fall asleep due to racing thoughts about what you need to do the next day, this book can help. From social situations and calendar management to tips on relaxation and reducing mental stress, Michelle Stewart walks the reader through actionable steps to a more organized and reduced-stress life. With information on how to get the entire family involved in decluttering, this is the perfect manual for living a clutter-free life."


Disclaimer/Note: I have no financial relationship with, the author or publisher of this book as of the time of this article (other than as a customer) and I wasn't asked to write this article. The book was free on at the time of writing this article but prices are always subject to change.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Free Haircuts for Breast Cancer Survivors At JC Penney Salons

JC Penney is honoring breast cancer survivors by offering them free haircuts in the month of October. For more information call your local JC Penney salon or click here. Furthermore, for every free haircut given to a breast cancer survivor JC Penney will donate a dollar to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Kudos to JC Penney!

I remember reading an article by a physician who specializes in fighting breast cancer and she wrote that she considers each patient a survivor from the day they are enrolled in her care. I like that positive mindset and I've always wondered if this doctor has higher success rates than average (unfortunately I didn't keep the article and don't recall the doctor's name but if you do please share!).

My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected by breast cancer. May God bless and heal you.

Last page of the JC Penney sales circular from this Sunday's paper