KIDS Swap in the Palmyra Community

KIDS' SWAP...featuring KIDS' CLOTHING, BOOKS and TOYS Wednesday, May 5th 9:00am - 11:30am Effort Baptist Church gymnasium For directions click here Admission to the event will be: *  $2 for those not bringing children/requiring childcare *  $4 for those bringing children (a bounce house and preschool riding toys will be available (and staffed!) to keep the children occupied while the parents swap items!) Bring any usable children's items (clothing, books or toys) that your family is … [Read more...]

Couponing for Community Reminder

It's the start of a new week and Couponing for Community has started! As I told you all on Thursday, Kayley over at Cha Ching on a Shoestring has designated this week as giving back to your community. It can be giving anything- small or big, old or new, food or non-food. It's a great time to clean out your stockpile! Remember that Saturday is Stamp Out Hunger day with the USPS. You can leave your non-perishable goods in a bag at your mailbox! So far I have collected this for MACAA: All of … [Read more...]

Make a Difference With Members Project

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With the tough economical times, many of us struggle to make financial contributions to charities. Amee and I like to find ways to contribute and make a difference without spending a lot of money. American Express and TakePart have joined together to make a difference through the Members Project. Members Project allows you to take small steps towards making a difference. The easiest way to get involved is to vote for your favorite charity. There are five categories of charities. Every three … [Read more...]

Reminder Save your expired coupons

If you live in our area you can drop your expired coupons off at the locations listed below. We are sending them out next Saturday. Thank you! Madame Deals has drop boxes available at local businesses. Mail Boxes Express and Child Connections at Lake Monticello, Virginia have a drop box location for your coupons! The Fluvanna County Library also has a drop box for expired coupons and a swap box for you to exchange coupons! If you are interested in setting up your own program click here for … [Read more...]

Food Pantry Items Delivered to MACAA

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Last week I delivered the food items to MACAA that we gathered for the Penny Experiment. My boys and I delivered $53.14 worth of groceries to MACAA and we only paid $3.43! To see the full details of how we were able to purchase those items go HERE. To date we have donated $171.13 worth of food and we only paid $19.49 out of pocket! With coupons and good sales, you don’t need a lot of money to be charitable. Thanks to the Penny Experiment for financially supporting this project and motivating … [Read more...]

Food Pantry Items for the Penny Experiment

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Harris Teeter Super Doubles gave us the perfect opportunity to buy more items for the MACAA Food Pantry. You might recall that we are taking part in the Penny Experiment. The goal is to spend little money and buy the most food possible for the food bank. In order to do this, we need to wait for great sales and awesome coupons! Amee and I were able to do three transactions at Harris Teeter this week for the food bank. Below is the breakdown: Transaction #1  Unfortunately, I do not have a … [Read more...]

Earn a Free Ticket to a Disney Park by Volunteering

If you are planning a trip to a Disney park this year, you can earn a free ticket! Disney is celebrating the spirit of giving this year. If you volunteer for one day, you can earn a free one theme-park day pass. To participate in this promotion, you must pre-register with Disney. Enter your zip-code to find participating volunteer opportunities in your area. The great thing is that each family member (up to 8 people) can earn a free ticket! Children must be at least 6 or older to participate in … [Read more...]

Food Pantry Items Delivered to MACAA

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We have documented our shopping trips for the Penny Experiment. When it came time to choose a food bank to donate to, Amee and I felt that it was really important to choose a local charity. We want the food to go to people in need in Fluvanna county. I had the pleasure of meeting with one of our loyal followers, Mary, for coffee last week. Mary informed of the extreme poverty in certain areas of Fluvanna county. I had never been to the towns she spoke of. I really had no idea of the poor … [Read more...]

Help for Haiti: Fabulous Bloggers Donating

Many of you know of Crystal at Money Saving Mom. She has come up with a wonderful idea for raising funds for Haiti. Many fabulous bloggers have followed her lead. Crystal will donate $10 for everyone who blogs about how they are helping Haiti and then leaves a link to the post on her site. That is $10 per link! Simply amazing! If you don't have a blog, just leave a comment stating how you have helped with the Haiti disaster. There are at least 45 other bloggers who will also donate various … [Read more...]

Spirit Airlines Offering 5,000 Miles for Donations Made to Haiti

If you live in a Spirit Airlines hub city this is a great promotion that could possibly turn into a free airline ticket just for donating to Haitian earthquake relief. Spirit Airlines is rewarding Free Spirit members that donate $5 or more to Haiti Earthquake Reliefwith 5,000 free Spirit miles. If you have an active Free Spirit MasterCard, 5,000 miles is enough for one round-trip off-peak award ticket. Without the MasterCard you need 10,000 miles for a ticket. Spirit Airlines has several … [Read more...]