Frugal Fun

Frugal Fun: Free Museum Saturday

February 6, 2012

I’m not sure that I would fare well if I lived in a small town.  It’s easy to get spoiled by all of the great things there are to see and do in Atlanta.  I particularly love the first Saturday of the month because it’s a free museum day for Fulton County residents.  Last week […]

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My Sweepstakes Experiment

September 19, 2011

My friend Lauren told me about a special on TLC called High Stakes Sweepers.   The show is similar to the craziness of Extreme Couponing, but for people who like to enter sweepstakes.  Some of them have quit their jobs to become full-time “sweepers” and devote their days to winning cash, cars, vacations and other prizes. […]

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Las Vegas on a Budget

August 5, 2011

I’m back from spending a few days in Las Vegas and I’m proud to say that my budget is still intact.  Vegas is one of those places that can easily drain your bank account, but there are also plenty of free and low-cost ways to have fun in Sin City without breaking your budget.  Here’s […]

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Gilt City Arrives in Atlanta!

July 26, 2011

It feels like a new daily deal site debuts every day, but I’ve found another one that I actually like: Gilt City Atlanta.  The site officially launches next month, but the “First Look” has already featured great deals like free screenings for movies including Crazy, Stupid, Love.  The site describes itself as “the key that unlocks the […]

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Camping Out for Free Food: My Chick-fil-A First 100 Experience

May 31, 2011

A couple of years ago I heard an episode of This American Life that included a story about Chick-fil-A’s First 100 promotion.  The “First 100” refers to the first 100 people in line at the grand opening of a new Chick-fil-A location.  This lucky group gets free Chick-fil-A for a year in the form of […]

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Facebook Deals: A New Way to Save?

April 29, 2011

With Groupon, LivingSocial, Scoutmob and loads of other daily deal sites out there, I feel like we’re in daily deal overload.  Now there’s yet another option in Facebook Deals: a new Facebook coupon feature that launched this week in five pilot cities, including Atlanta. I pressed the “Like” button to check out the deals and […]

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Free Things to Do This Weekend

September 24, 2010

I’m excited about this weekend because there are some great free activities to take advantage of!  Tomorrow is Smithsonian Magazine’s Free Museum Day.  Thousands of museums across the country are offering free admission through this event.  Print of a voucher good for two free admission tickets from the Museum Day Website.  I’m using Museum Day […]

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Kroger Cart Buster Game

September 7, 2010

I love Kroger’s instant win games and they just came out with a new one!  I played the Cart Buster game during my lunch break and won a free can of Original flavor Pringles.  The instant win prizes are loaded directly to your Kroger Plus Card for use during your next shopping trip.  The Cart […]

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