Thrifty Tuesday Finds

FREEbies, coupons, bargains and more – that is what Tuesday’s Thrifty Finds is all about!

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Here are my finds for the week:

Stretching the mighty dollar idea:

With the continual rise in gasoline prices I have been reading up on how to stretch the mighty gasoline dollar.

I came across one website that was filled with tons of great information on saving money on gasoline. Here are a few examples from their site

Combine trips. If you can, do several short trips in one longer trip. You will save fuel and time. Make lists to avoid having to go back. Call ahead to avoid wasted trips.
Park in the first spot you find. If you wander all over the parking lot looking for that really close parking space, you’ll use more gas. Don’t be afraid to walk a ways, if it comes to that – the walk will do you good!

Join a loyalty club. Some gas stations, department stores and grocery stores offer lower prices when you present their membership card, but keep your eyes open and verify that their prices are really lower than other stations in your neighborhood. ( Safeway and Fred Meyers have these type of clubs).

Park in the shade. Gasoline actually evaporates right out of your tank, and it does so faster when you park directly in the sun – winter or summer. Parking in the shade also keeps it cooler inside, so you will need less A/C to cool off when you get back in. If there is no shade available, park so that your gas tank (the actual tank under the car, not the valve to fill it) is facing away from the direct sun.
Use a global positioning system (GPS) to help you navigate and find the fastest, shortest distance to your destination. Avoiding hills and stops will increase your gas mileage.
Clean out any unnecessary items in your car. If you have heavy objects in your car that you don’t need, remove them. If your car is lighter, it will use less fuel to get where you’re going

Change the oil regularly. Use a synthetic oil instead of mineral oil. This will cause your engine to run better and give you better mileage.

Check the air pressure in the tires every week. Buy an inexpensive air pump and an accurate tire gauge. Keep all tires inflated to the pressure recommended for your car.

For additional tips on stretching your gasoline dollar check out

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Reinvent your water – Just add these tasty drink mixes to your bottle of water and shake it up for a refreshing drink in seconds. They come in three varieties: Kool-Aid, Country Time lemonade, and Crystal Light.

I personally used these last summer while camping and traveling. They were great for those special treat drinks.

Get your free sample:

Online Bargain:

Are you a golfer? Or is your hubby or father or neighbor? Then I have a great site for you: You can get discounted tee times at pristine golf courses across the country. Never pay full price again for a tee time.

Check Golf Now daily for newly added courses and updated discounted tee times.

Sign-up at Golf Now for your local area’s email list that will keep you in the know about the latest tee time specials.

Coupon Queen:

I love when the 24/7 MOMS share their thrifty ideas. This week Thrifty Mom Camrynne sent me a great one to share:

Bed Bath & Beyond and Linens ‘n Things will accept each other’s current coupons. They will also accept their own coupons indefinitely after they have expired. You can use one coupon per item in a single transaction. With this information, I believe you should never pay full price for an item at either of these stores! I keep stash of both their coupons in my coupon organizer at all times!

Sign up for coupons from Bed Bath and beyond at

Sign-up for Linens and things coupons at
(click Sign up for LNT News and Offers)

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