Friday, December 14, 2007

Secret HD-DVD Deal On Amazon

They're not advertising it on the front page, but if you nose around a little, you can find this HD-DVD deal.

Just in time for Christmas.

Basically, Amazon's trying to push the HD-DVD market, so as an incentive, they've got a way you can get 10 free DVDs with the purchase of certain HD-DVD players, and they're also giving $100 off certain HD-DVD players.

It works like this:

1. Purchase one of the HD DVD players shown on the page in the link above.

2. Select three HD DVDs from the list on the same page. You will see a credit in your Shopping Cart (personally, I'd go with Serenity).

3. The movies 300 and The Bourne Identity will be packaged with your player.

4. Then, you can download a mail-in rebate form and print it out to get five more HD-DVD movies free. When you receive your player, fill out the form with your choice of movies--you'll need the UPC code located on the player's package--and send it in to the address indicated on the form by March 31, 2008.

Honestly, I don't know how "secret" this is, but they're calling it that in the customer forums on Amazon, so I thought I'd come here and spill the beans.

Our Philosophy

I thought I'd take a moment today to share with you a little bit about what we believe, and what we're going for with this blog.

First, we believe that frugality is better for your heart and mind than frivolity. That by living within your means, you gain peace of mind and heart. Not only that, but it's easier to sleep at night.

Second, we believe that the only way to truly save money is to not spend it. Saving is not where you spend less, but saving is where you actually put some money away for later.

Third, we believe that if you can postpone your wants, the time will always come that you can get them cheaper than if you buy them now.

To that end, we have created this blog.

It is our goal here to do two things.

First, we want to post useful articles and tips about ways to save money. This includes budgeting, shopping sales, using coupons, and finding other deals.

Second, it is our intention to notify our readers of sales that are going on around the internet and at their local stores that may give them the chance to get the deals they're looking for on things they're putting of buying until the right price comes along. We also notify them of rebate and discount programs that might save them money.

Many of these businesses and rebate programs are affiliates of our website, meaning that we make a little money when you shop there or join their program.

However, we know that we can't build trust with you if we arbitrarily post "Spammish" links to anyone who will pay us. We will try our best to make sure:

1. We post links to genuine sales and deals, not just discounts off already over-inflated prices, or "free shipping" offers on full priced items.
2. We post links to reputable programs and offers.

If something we talk about fails to meet either of those criteria, please comment on the post and leave your feedback so that other users can benefit from your experience, and we can learn from it as well.

We sincerely hope we can help you live within your means, but still afford a few of life's nicer things once in a while.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Big 25% off sale at

Not only does have a big 25% off sale going on in various sections around the store, but one of those sections is their "warmwear" section, full of the undergarments that will keep you nice and toasty through the winter months.

Bare Necessities Don't freeze for fashion! Stay warm in long underwear from

50% off Toys and Holiday Decor at

Starting today, December 12, is featuring 50% off Select Toys and Holiday Décor items.

If you're looking for Christmas presents (and who isn't?), the last ship date for Christmas is December 18th for standard delivery and December 20th for express delivery.

50% off select toys and holiday décor at!

Save Money On Sporting Goods Gifts

DunhamsSports.comGot a few sports and outdoors fanatics on your gift list? Right now, is offering 15% off on all orders. There are some exclusions, and it's only for online orders, but they've got everything from jerseys to fitness equipment to paintball supplies.

Just look for the products with the "15% Off Entire Order" label.

Plus, for the holidays, they've got free shipping offers in departments all across the store, from electronics to clothing to paintball.

And you know I always keep an eye out for a clearance section, and this store's got one.

Personally, I was nosing around in their Bowflex shop for deals, but whatever your game, Dunham's got it.

Save up to 75% at Destination Maternity

Mothers Work, Inc. Yeah, it's an awkward time of year to find yourself expecting. Not only is the budget already tight, but it's that time for holiday parties, meaning that sometimes you've got to find something nice.

Destination Maternity has what you're looking for, whether it's casual clothes, business clothes, or that formal outfit you need for that special occasion. And right now, they're offering up to 75% off the whole product.

They offer flat $6 shipping on every order, so pile up the deals and save on shipping.

Savings On Teen Fashion This Week

Alloy.comTeen fashion site is giving girls something to laugh about.

From now until Friday, they're offering 20% off any order. And, they've still got their clearance section with deals up to 75% off their regular prices, so you've got a great chance at finding something you love for a song.

The promo code is "HOLAFF."

Go save some money!

4 DAYS ONLY: 20% off your entire Alloy order! Use code HOLAFF. Valid through 12.14.