Frugal Friday Guest Post: Two Boos Who Eat

29 Apr

Hi everyone—happy Frugal Friday! As many of you know, today is my last day of work for God knows how long. So my eye is on the prize and will be going to happy hour to celebrate my freedom from corporate America after the work day. But have no fear because I have a wonderful guest post for you all today from Amanda of Two Boos Who Eat. I love reading the adventures of Amanda and Andy in Southern California and am envious of what a solid and supportive marriage they have. Reading their blog always brings a smile to my face!

Hi Simply Shaka readers! My name is Amanda and I blog over at Two Boos Who Eat with my husband Andy.

Right now, I’m working on my teaching credential and don’t have a paying job. It’s hard but I’ve learned to be super creative when it comes to saving money!

· Groupon& Livingsocial aren’t super present in the suburbs but they DO offer good deals in L.A. so I try to follow the e-mails and save them for a rainy day. I recently purchased an hour massage on Livingsocial for $40. I wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise.

· Local community supported agriculture! My husband and I signed up for a weekly organic produce pick-up. It’s $20 a week and it’s ALL organic. We can’t pick our produce since it’s seasonal, but we always get a nice variety of delicious fruit, greens and veggies. I highly suggest researching “CSAs” or “Produce Pick-ups” in your area.

· Couponing! I subscribe to several coupon blogs on google reader. I put all of the coupon blogs in a separate folder so it’s easier for me to check it. My favorites:

o Organic Deals

o Mambo Sprouts

o The Krazy Coupon Lady

· Target Clearance I’m frugal when it comes to buying clothes while not having a full-time job. I’ve found cardigans, yoga pants, socks and pajamas for super cheap.

· Travel I’m all about Travel Zoo.  They have AWESOME deals.

Anywho, there are a few of the ways I’ve made things work during a tight time. I’m always looking for more ways! Let me know if you have any!

Do you belong to a CSA?
Where do you get your coupons from-online or the newspaper?

 

Want to guest post and school others on how you save money?  Shoot me an email! simplyshaka@gmail.com

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6 Responses to “Frugal Friday Guest Post: Two Boos Who Eat”

  1. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings April 29, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Um clearance aisle in Tar-Jay? That would be me at least once a week! They even put groceries on clearance, seriously. Last week I got smuckers grape jelly for like $0.75! I bought 3. Thank for the links. I can’t wait to check out the crazy coupon lady! LOL!

  2. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons April 29, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    I haven’t heard of organic deals before! score! thank you!!! <3

  3. peacebeme April 30, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    I don’t use coupons for food all that much, but if I do, I get them from flyers at the store or mailings. And online, I use groupons.

  4. Heather (All Sizzle No Steak) April 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    I use onespout which takes alot of sites like groupon, teambuy ect and shows them all on one site. It’s grand. But I really need to join a CSA.

  5. Amanda April 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    yay! Thanks for posting this! :)

  6. KC Runner June 15, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    Great info, I think the organic deals are fairly new.

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