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Stroller Search

As I posed on an earlier post, we recently took a family vacation to Disney World.  If I could have changed one thing it would have been our stroller.  Our double stroller was obviously not designed for getting on and off buses, spending hours upon end pushing it and not comfortable for the kids after a long period of time.

Once we got back from our vacation, I began my search for new stroller because our old one was just about expired. I started paying attention to what others had while we were on vacation and the InStep brands kept rising to the top.

I found the following site very useful in my search.  Although it is simple, it provided me with the links and information I needed to purchase the product online and I got a discount.

Check out InStep Jogging Stroller if you are in the market for a stroller.  They have both single and double models.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Monday, October 5, 2009

Categories: Pinching Pennies, Product Reviews

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Ceiling fans

we recently were looking for a ceiling fan for our children’s room.  We ran across kids ceiling fans and found that they had links to affordable fans and we were able to find a princess fan for a very reasonable price.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Friday, September 11, 2009

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Penny Pinching Disney Trip

We just got back from our most recent trip to Disney! It is by far one of my favorite places to visit on vacation, but it can get quite expensive if you do not pinch your pennies. We really focused on having a great vacation while being frugal this past trip and I feel like we were very successful.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Monday, August 31, 2009

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Penny Pinching – Telephone Bill

Saving Money And Budgeting Tips For Your Telephone Local Telephone Service Long Distance Telephone Service Cell Phones Local Telephone Service While local telephone service can be affordable for most of us, it can quickly get expensive if you add all of the options offered by the telephone companies. Asking yourself a few simple questions and making very little sacrifice, you can make some significant savings and pinch pennies.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Product Review – Movie Rocket

Part of living frugal is trying to find deals that will allow you to pinch a penny here and there.  I wrote in one of my earlier articles that  I have been using NetFlix for my movie rentals to cut down on buying movies via pay per view.  I think I have ran across something that is going to allow me to do away with NetFlix completely.

A new software is out called Movie Rocket.  I bought it earlier tonight and so far I am impressed with what all they have to offer for the price.  The price of the product is a one time fee of $49.99 with no re-occuring monthly fees.  Doing some quick math, I think this product will more than pay for itself in a few months.

My plan is to download the movies to my computer and use my DVD burner to put it on a cd and then watch on my TV.  I have already downloaded two movies and followed this process… They are crystal clear and I am very pleased.

If you are like me and like to watch movies, this product is one I would recommend taking a look at.  There are several of these types of products on the market, but this is the best one I have found.  They seem to have much more of what I was looking for and their download speeds are amazing.

Check them out for yourself.  They allow you to search through their database of movies for free so you can decide if it would be a good purchase for you.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Pinching Pennies – Going Green

Going Green I am in the process of learning how to go green and conserve energy. This seems to go hand in hand with frugal living and I want to live this earth better than I found it for my children. I am quickly discovering that a sea of information is out there teaching people how to go green.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Monday, August 17, 2009

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Freezing Corn On The Cob

All of the girls in my house absolutely love corn on the cob from the garden. When it is the time of the year when it is being harvested fresh from the garden we always have several ears in the fridge ready for the grill. The problem (much like I had with the Banana Peppers) is much of it will go to waste because we can't eat all that the garden produces

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Posted by Josh    Date: Friday, August 14, 2009

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Freezing Banana Peppers

I really love Banana peppers. We use them in lots of dishes to give it a little extra flavor and my parents grow a ton of them each year. We eat them up while they are in season, but lots of them were getting thrown away because they produce at such a rapid rate.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Friday, August 14, 2009

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Penny Pinching – Frugal Cooking

I have more receipes on frugal cooking than I care to mention.  I have been saving them in a 3 – ring binder and trying different ones and trying to get them all sorted out.  We were able to really cut down on the grocery bill each week when we followed the instructions we found.

Get our your coupons you have been saving from clipping the Sunday newspaper and the ones you have printed off.  If you have not registered for Clip N Go Coupons and CoolSavings.com I would go ahead and do that so you can get the special offer coupons.

After you have everything in place:  The coupons, sale paper, something to write with and something to write on.  It is time to make your grocery list for the upcoming week.  The key to saving money at the grocery store is to plan the meals for the entire next week.

Many sites recommend you have at least two nights a week where you do not have a meat.  We will usually do some kind of pasta (I will be posting some of our favorites as time goes on) for a couple nights.  Not having to buy some type of meat or chicken for every meal of the night will really add up in the grocery store.

You may not believe it, but just try it for next week’s meal.  I am a meat eater so this naturally took a little getting used to for me, but once you see how much you save and get used to having some different things it will really pay off.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Friday, August 14, 2009

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Penny Pinching – Cooler Ice

My in-laws have a river lot and my family and I like to go there for "weekend campouts" quite often. It is a cheap weekend getaway and really relaxing. One of the things that we were constantly running into was the cooler was running out of ice. This would envolve driving the the store (using gas) and buying a few bags of ice per day.

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Posted by Josh    Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009

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