Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Get 10 days for $10 at Curves Lafayette!

Start your success story at Curves for just $10!

Curves offers a unique total body workout in just 30 minutes. 

Right now, you can get 10 days for $10!

Call or come by the Curves Lafayette location to learn more today!

Curves for Women
112 Youngsville Hwy.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Join us for our coupon swap next week!

The Budget Queen June Coupon Swap

Tuesday, June 5th
Conference Room (last room on the left)
South Regional Library
6101 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA
Come and swap coupons with us and bring a friend! If you are just getting started, we can help you out with some tips and advice. If you haven't been couponing in a while, now is the perfect time to jump back in! 

We have a friendly group and the atmosphere is relaxed. 
Did you know the swaps aren't just for coupons? We always talk about the latest deals and share shopping tips for the stores around town so you'll be sure to leave with lots of great information too.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 28, 2012

One Kings Lane Memorial Day Blowout Sale!

One Kings Lane is having a Memorial Day Blowout Sale!

There are lots of unique to choose from during this great sale and new One Kings Lane members get a bonus!

Be sure to Sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more. 

Decor & More
Set of 2 Moroccan Lanterns, Blue Glass - $10 

With tinted glass, cut-out iron and ornate texturing, this lantern imbues the surroundings with a chic Eastern aesthetic.

This deep-sided, scallop-edged tray is ideal for holding everything from toiletries to barware.

Table & More

Cute, colorful, and dotted with darling daisies, this teapot will add a whimsical touch to teatime. And as it comes packaged in an equally charming gift box, it makes a wonderful present too.

Colorful, stackable, and perfect for entertaining or everyday, these dishwasher safe, melamine bowls bring simple, Scandinavian style to your table.

Kitchen & More

Ravishing in red: a double-walled stainless steel wine cooler perfect for your next soiree or dinner for two.

A home for the hard-boiled: this silicone boiled egg dipper is a handy way to keep your eggs together when boiling.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Print Organic Valley Coupons

Organic Valley coupons are few and far between, because they are only issued once per year. 

Right now, you can print Organic Valley Coupons for eggs, milk and butter. You are allowed two prints per coupon and they are valid for 30 days from date of print.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday-Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th 

Louisiana residents can stock up on flashlights, batteries, generators, and other storm-related items free of the 4 percent state sales tax this weekend!

The sales tax holiday exempts the first $1500 of the purchase price of certain eligible items:


Friday, May 25, 2012

Abe's Market Natural Goods: 30% off and Free Shipping!

Abe's Market is having a Memorial Day Sale and is offering 30% off select brands such as Annie's, Seventh Generation, and more! 

Abe's Market Memorial Day Sale
During this sale Abe's Market is also offering Free Shipping on all orders.

One Kings Lane Bamboo Sale and new members get a $15 credit!

One Kings Lane is having another great sale this weekend! 

Core Bamboo's organic bamboo kitchenware and tableware is unique and beautiful and its on sale right now. New members can Sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Saving at the Cajun Heartland State Fair

Well, the fair is in town and we have been driving past the location each day on our way home. My daughter is five now and is highly anticipating going to the fair. 

I remember going to fairs as a child and I remember my experiences well.  It can be a really great time for the whole family. 

Of course, as with everything, I wanted to figure out how to enjoy the fair with our family without breaking our budget, so I did a little research and found a few ways to save.

Here you go!

Cajun Heartland State Fair
May 24th-June 3rd
Free music, ride specials,  Rouses kid's corner, family oriented games and more!

Thursday, May 24th 

Tonight is opening night and it is also 1 ticket ride night!
Present any Pepsi product for recycling or non-perishable food item for donation at tunnel entrance.

First, you can "like" the Cajundome on Facebook and join the insiders email club and stay up to date on special offers for the fair and future events.

Get Advanced Discount Ride Tickets: On sale through Friday, May 25th at all SONIC DRIVE-IN locations.

Monday, May 28th:  
$16 Supersaver Wristband Night
On sale at the CAJUNDOME Box Office until Monday, May 28th at 5:00PM!

Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th: 
Discounted Family Wristband Night: Regular price $25.
Available for $20 with a special $5 discount coupon.
Coupons can only be redeemed at the Cajundome Box Office.

Budget tips for the Fair:

  • Buy discounted or advance tickets, or plan to go on a night when there is a special promotion.

  • Allocate a certain amount of money per person for food and other activities
  • Save on the food budget by eating before you arrive at the fair

  • Allocate a certain number of tickets per person for rides, walk around the fair and let the children choose their favorite rides (depending on the amount of tickets they have) that way there is a plan in place and the children are prepared.

  • Explore and enjoy as much of the free fun as you can!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

One Kings Lane Garden Accents Sale and a $15 credit!

One Kings Lane has wonderful sales on unique items for every space of your home, including your outdoor spaces!  

You can decorate your outdoor space for less with the Outdoor Entertaining Sale.

Outdoor Entertaining

That's not all! You can get some beautiful and interesting items for your garden at a great price with the One Kings Lane Garden Accents Sale.

Sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more.

10% off at Mabel's Labels!

It's almost summertime and children are counting down the days until they're dropped off at camp! Help the summer campers in your life stay organized this camp season with Mabel's Labels.

The Limited Edition Camp Combo Packs are UV resistant, waterproof labels and tags designed especially for everything that goes to summer camp. Identify clothes, footwear, toiletries, swim gear, backpacks and more with this seasonal essential.

Best of all, save 10% when you buy 2 or more Limited Edition Camp Combo Packs now through 6/22 with promo code KIDS2CAMP.

Happy Summer!

Free Event: Creole Culture Day-Vermilionville, Lafayette-June 10th

Creole Culture Day is a free event at Vermilionville in Lafayette on Sunday, June 10th from 10AM-5PM.

Explore creole culture-there will be music, crafts, cooking demonstrations and more. It will be fun for the whole family!

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park
300 Fisher Road
Lafayette, LA 70508

(Located across from Lafayette Regional Airport and next to the Jean Lafitte Acadian Center)

World Market: Indoor Furniture close out Sale

World Market is having a furniture close out sale!

Save up to 50% on indoor furniture for your dining room, living room & more! 
Shop in-store or online

While supplies last. Hurry in for the best selection.

Sign up for the World Market Explorer Program to get access to discounts, coupons and rewards.

Friday, May 18, 2012

$10 off $25 at Abe's Market and a 2 day Chocolate Sale!

Some people say that a chocolate bar is better than a gold bar. Who can really argue? Flowers wilt, jewelry tarnishes, candles burn out, but chocolate doesn't hang around long enough to get old. So be sure to stock up for all your chocolate needs at Abe's Market

They're currently having a 25% off 2-day sale on more than 130 chocolates! Best of all, Abe's Market offers natural chocolate with only the best ingredients. 

Shop from the Premium Belgian Dark Chocolate Bar, Chocolate Beaucoup Berries, the Grand Truffle Box, and many more! Enjoy my fellow chocolate lovers!

Premium Belgian Dark Chocolate Bar

Chocolate Beaucoup Berries

Grand Truffle Box

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Whole Living Magazine: One year only $3.76 with code!

Whole Living Magazine focuses on natural health and simple living. It contains healthy recipes and informative articles about health and wellness.

Whole Living - 1 Yr - $4.69

Whole Living (formerly Body & Soul) brings you the best in whole living. Whole Living will teach you how to live a healthy, natural life. Learn how to relax, eat right, treat your body right, destress, exercise for your health and so much more. Each issue is filled with features, columns and departments that help readers explore natural, holistic health and wellness, personal growth, the environment, spirituality and social change. If you are looking for a healthier way of living, this magazine is just for you!

You can get a one year subscription to Whole Living Magazine this week for only $3.76 with the code

Take an Additional 20% Off Whole Living Magazine - Use Coupon Code WKLYSPEC During Checkout

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program: Do you qualify?

There is a Farmers' Market Nutrition Program available for seniors 60 years or over who meet the income requirements. 

Seniors who qualify will receive vouchers to use at their local farmer's market to buy fresh produce.

 Spread the word to others who may qualify for this program...

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Malt O Meal Coupon=$1.50 Cereals at Rouses this week! (5/9-5/15)

    Sign up for the Malt O Meal Newsletter and you'll be able to download a coupon for $1.50 off three Malt O Meal Cereals. 

    Malt O Meal cereals are on sale this week at Rouses for $2 each. (5/9/12-5/15/12)

    So, your final price will be $1.50 per bag.

    Take a look at these Malt O Meal Cereal Recipes.

    One Kings Lane: New customers get a $15 credit!

    One Kings Lane has fantastic sales and offers beautiful and unusual products for every room of your home. New customers get a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more!

    Start here:

    S/4 Glass Birds - $20.00

    S/4 Assorted Dimpled Bistro Bowls - $18.00

    Shakespeare Rectangle Tray, Medium - $14.00

    Great Deal on Physicians Formula Cosmetics at CVS!

    Well, you know how I keep telling you to scan your CVS card at the red coupon machine every time you go to CVS? Even if you won't use the coupons that day, it's good to hold on to them because you never know when a great deal will pop up.

    Last week, I scanned my card and received a $7 off any Physicians Formula Cosmetic Purchase which had an expiration date of 5/15. I looked at the prices and decided I would hold on to my coupon for a better deal. Well, this week ALL Physicians Formula Cosmetics are $5 off with card, so you can imagine what kind of deal you can put together when combining the $5 off and the $7 off (hopefully, you will get this coupon to print for you also.)

    I needed face powder, so I choose my shade which was $12.79 retail. So, at the register-the $5 automatically came off the total, then I handed over my $7 coupon which brought my total down to only 79 cents before tax. 

    I also bought some Ban deodorant because it was $1.99 with card and I got a $1.50 off deodorant CVS coupon that printed for me today at the coupon machine, so my total for that was 49 cents before tax!

    Now, I do need to tell you that some Physicians Formula cosmetics contain a pink peelie manufacturer coupon for $3 off, and you can combine this with the CVS coupon and $5 off promotion so be on the lookout for them.

    Oh, and by the way, if you haven't signed up for the CVS Beauty Club-you should! You get $5 in Extrabucks for every $50 you spend on beauty items. My cosmetic purchase today will count toward my total and I am already only a few dollars away from my next reward so I'll be getting my $5 Extrabucks soon!

    In my case, the product I wanted did not have a peelie coupon, but I didn't even need it to get my face powder for under $1. 

    So be sure and scan your card at the CVS coupon machine and enjoy your deals!

    Monday, May 7, 2012

    World Market: Get 12 Issues of Martha Stewart Living FREE When you spend $30!

    Now through May 13th at World Market, you can get 12 issues of Martha Stewart Living Magazine when you spend $30 in a single transaction in store or online. 

    A secondary receipt with redemption instructions will print at the store when you spend the qualified amount, and you also qualify when you spend the qualified amount online. 

    You do have the option of declining the subscription offer and opting for a refund of it's stated value instead.

    See the full details and redemption details HERE.

    Sunday, May 6, 2012

    Last Day to get a FREE Card for Mom from Cardstore! Free Shipping

    FREE Mother's Day Card at!

    FREE Mother's Day Card at! Create Mom a Perfectly Personalized Card! Use code: LUVMOM, + Free Shipping in US! Valid thru 5/6/12, Shop Now!

    A Collection of Frugal Menu Planning Articles and Tips

    I've written a few articles about frugal menu planning and I thought I'd gather them up and post together. The end of the school year is filled with activities and when we get busy, we tend to spend more because of lack of time. I hope  this collection will help you stay within your budget during this busy time.

    (Inspiring for those times you feel like you don't have much to work with)

     (It is possible, I've done it!)

    (fresh, and very tasty)

    (a ton of ideas for tortilla recipes)

    (really yummy, even though it's green)

    (a go-to plan for your busy lifestyle)

    (a few tips and one of my previous menu plans)

    And....just for fun....and worth reading just for a good laugh....

    (Truth, humor and more truth)

    Saturday, May 5, 2012

    Grab an Audubon Zoo Family Four Pack for Half Price!

    How about taking your family to visit the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans this summer? 

    You can get a half price deal right now form Big.Easy.Deals.

    Save at the Movies with this Eversave Deal!

    Available until 11:59 PM May 8th

    Hollywood Movie Money

    Super(hero) Savings: $15 for two movie admissions

    Pay $15 for two movie admissions to any show time at any participating theater from Hollywood Movie Money. Catch all the hottest new releases when you redeem your Hollywood Movie Money certificate for admissions at your favorite local movie theater.

    It's easy to get admissions to the latest blockbusters at your favorite local theaters and here's how it works:

     1. Redeem your Reward Code through Hollywood Movie Money, along with your name, ZIP code, and email address.

     2. Select a theater from the list of nearby participating locations and confirm.

    3. Print your certificate to use at any showing within 60 days of code activation. Hollywood Movie Money certificate is valued up to $26 and it is valid for two movie admissions - simply pay the difference for IMAX and 3D showings.

    Hollywood Movie Money

    Super(hero) Savings: $15 for two movie admissions

    New Netflix Customers get a $15 Eversave Credit!

    If you are new to Netflix, and you sign up for your free trial now, you can get a $15 in Save Rewards to use at Eversave!

    I love Netflix because it is such an affordable and easy option for entertainment and I'm able to watch all the movies I want for one low monthly fee. If you haven't tried Netflix yet, now is the time to start your free trial and get a $15 Eversave credit too!

    Friday, May 4, 2012

    One Kings Lane Kitchen Must-Haves Sale and a $15 credit!

    One Kings Lane

    This weekend One Kings Lane is having a Kitchen Must-Haves sale! Start preparing for all those summer parties you'll be hosting. This sale features some of the best accessories for the kitchen. 

    Find Assorted Mixing Bowls, Smart Guard Slicers, Baby-Food Makers and so much more! 

    Be sure to check it out today while supplies last and best of all, if you sign up today you can receive a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more. 

    Happy Shopping!

     Kitchen Must-Haves

    Set of 5 Assorted Mixing Bowls, Lime

    Smart Guard Slicer

    Baby-Food Maker, Yellow

    Round Cake Pan