Saturday, December 18, 2010

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I Remember...

I Remember...

...looking out my window and thinking the flashing lights on an airplane was Rudolph's nose.

...getting really upset when my mom made phone calls to Santa telling him I had been bad.

...watching "A Garfield Christmas Special" and Charlie Brown's Christmas each year, and it never getting old.

...being very terrified of the abominable snowman in "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."

...decorating my Nana's three foot tree each year with ornaments I made.

...driving around the neighborhoods with the "big houses" to look at Christmas lights.

...getting sad when Frosty the Snowman started melting.

...making batches of chocolate chip cookies.

...getting Lifesaver books in our stockings.

...getting upset that the Grinch was so mean to the little puppy pulling the sleigh.

...opening up our very first Nintendo with a Super Mario Brothers game included.

...getting dressed up for Midnight Mass.

...that Santa was VERY generous each year and there were always presents under the tree, even when we didn't deserve them!

What do YOU remember?


Friday, December 17, 2010

Please Vote!

Please vote for "The Frugal Free Gal" at Picket Fence Blogs by clicking the box above! Then, you can view some other great blogs by other bloggers! Thank you!


Real or Artificial Tree?

Question for the readers:
Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree this year? 

Tell us about your tree!  

Want to be featured at "The Frugal Free Gal?" Submit a photo of your decorated Christmas Tree to Use subject line: Christmas Tree Photo. Bloggers and Non-bloggers are welcome to submit a photo. If you are a blogger and would like your blog featured, leave your blog link and I will include it with your photo. Please leave a short description of your tree if you wish. I will feature the post next week.


The Giveaway Experiment

I thought I would give you an update on my giveaway experiment for the month of December. My goal is to enter several blog giveaways and see what I can win during the month of December.

Why am I doing this? It's simple: To show you how easy it is to win free items from blog giveaways! It's fun, too! Most of the items I am winning are going to be put into my gift closet for kids birthdays and other special occasions. Some will be given to my daughter, and some, I plan to use. Some winnings are really exciting, some not so exciting, but all can be very useful.

I have won 14 so far in less than a month :) I can't reveal what I have won until the middle of January, when all winnings have arrived at my house.

If you are interested in entering in a few blog giveaways, you can read my tips for entering giveaways.


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Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! One of my referrals has already won 50 Swagbucks today just for searching! I won 12 this morning from a search, but every bit adds up. I have been using the Swagbucks program since June. Almost 6 months in, I have earned $220 in Amazon eGiftcards. This Christmas, I was able to purchase several Christmas gifts with my earnings. Swagbucks is my favorite online rewards program of all. You can see my earnings above that were posted to my account (I had to copy and paste two different times since it was a huge long list!) All of these ecards were already placed into my Amazon account and many have been used. There are several more prizes to choose from!

You can read more about Swagbucks and my Tips for Earning Swagbucks to see if you would be interested in joining. The program is FREE!  Enter JoinIn2010 when signing up where it says "Swag Code" to get 30 more Swagbucks! This is 60 Swagbucks for new registrants! The code expires 12/31. Sign up here.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Frugal Fridays Blog Hop 12/17

Host: "The Frugal Free Gal" 

Co-Host: "Inspiring You 2 Save"

1. Follow "The Frugal Free Gal" and "Inspiring You 2 Save"
2. Grab the "Frugal Fridays" Button for your blog.
3. Add your Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Giveaway, and Favorite Post links.
4. Follow any blogs below that you are interested in.
5. Tweet this blog hop as active so we can get others on board!
6. Grab the codes and place them on your own blog.

Link your Blog:

Link Your Facebook:

Link Your Twitter:

Link Your Giveaways:

Link Your Favorite Post of the Week:


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