Friday, March 11, 2011

Sesame Street Live= Fun, Fun Fun!

(photo: Courtesy of

Thanks to, I was able to take my daughter to her very first LIVE Sesame Street show where she was able to meet & greet with Elmo and Cookie Monster before the show (pictured above), and watch all of her favorite characters from Sesame Street perform. Here are some memories from her big evening that we got to share with her cousin and my sister-in-law. Enjoy!

 Waiting for the show to start. They were so excited!

The Big Stage where they were about to perform!
Teaching kids to be healthy by song and dance. Loved the music!
Overall, we had a blast. I actually have over 100 pictures on another camera, but cannot find my cord to upload pictures so thankfully I snapped a few on my phone. If you have the chance to go this weekend, I strongly encourage you to! They still have tickets available for purchase so head over to to get yours and have a great time like we did!

Monday, December 13, 2010

3 Redbox Rentals for only $1!

Redbox is one of my favorite places to get movies. They have so many great incentives and this one I present to you today is nothing short of amazing! Get 3 Redbox Rentals for only $1!! This is only good through tomorrow (12/14), so get it now. Woohoo!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Don't Forget to Enter!

You can win an amazing customized magnetic miniature wall art! Just go to my blog post about the Wall Art featured on the and enter for your chance to win! There are lots of ways to get bonus entries.. plus I have improved the primary way to enter the giveaway. It's super easy!

Now there's no reason not to enter!

Image: Francesco Marino /

Monday, December 6, 2010

918 Mom on the Move!

I have some exciting news! I have been featured as this week's Mom on the Move at What an honor! If you want, head over to and check it out and learn more about my story of being a mom on the move!

Magnetic Wall Art Feature & Giveaway

The Money Saving Queen started a segment for the Holidays called "25 Days of Frugal Gifts and Giveaways" and I have been so blessed to have my craft featured as today's frugal gift! Today, the Money Saving Queen and I bring to you this beautiful hanging magnetic wall art that anyone would be proud to display in their home! 

Check out the wall art tutorial and let me know what you think. Also, make sure to enter each daily giveaway that corresponds with the craft. Today you get the chance to win a $50 gift card from Lowes. Sweet!

But that's not all: I loved doing this craft and I am in a very generous mood, so I will be making 2 magnetic mini wall art to give to two of my readers. And the best part? If you win, you get to customize your own gift! You get to choose the color scheme of your wall art. Just let me know your favorite colors and I will make it specifically for you! Exciting, no?

Bonus entries (1 extra point per entry-make sure to comment below letting me know what you've done):
1.Check out the Money Saving Queen's website and sign up for her newsletter.
4. Grab my blog button and put it on your blog. Make sure you link the URL to your blog so I can verify you've added it. And so I can check out your blog as well!
5. Tweet about this giveaway using the following comment, "Check out @ThriftyNessa and her awesome wall art and register to win!"

Entries will be accepted until 12/13 and the two winners will be drawn and contacted on 12/1. Woohoo!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Campaign by Bzz Agent- What's Cheap Today

So Bzzagent has invted me to try out this new website to help you to save on all of your Black Friday and holiday shopping, Called Check it out and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My $5 WalMart Challenge

I am not a fan of Walmart. If you have read my previous posts I hardly step foot in that place since I began couponing a year ago. In my opinion and experience, it's really hard to find GREAT deals there with coupons, plus I feel that Wal Mart's staff is not very knowledgeable about coupons. I feel like a criminal EVERY TIME I am in there.


So, when I received this $5 gift card in the mail a few weeks ago (they remodeled the one in my neighborhood- that's how I obtained the giftcard), I wanted to overcome the pain that WalMart brings me every time I step foot in the door. I decided that I would take this small gift and make a challenge for myself.

Get as much stuff you can with this $5 gift card using coupons. 

Easy? Not really. Doable? YES!

Here's what I got. Great job, Nessa!

All of this cost me EXACTLY $5.00 (after tax). Crazy, huh? If you don't believe me, I can take a picture of my receipt and post it on here later.. just let me know. :)

Here's the breakdown of prices.

FREE items (wow- you can get FREE items at Walmart- unbelievable!):
  • Idahoan Potatoes
  • Advil
  • Cottonelle Wipes 
  • Coffee Mate Creamers
The rest were close-to-free items
  • Hungry Man dinners- $.98 ea (the husband was very happy about this)
  • Quaker Oatmeal boxes- $.66 ea
See? It is totally doable and I was quite proud of myself. Pat on the back!

Share with me your best deals at Wal Mart. I would love to hear your stories!