Friday, September 24, 2010


OK, the title for this blog may be a bit misleading, but not REALLY!

I have been conducting an experiment for ways to seriously increase the mileage I get on my mommy-mobile (that's right, folks, my minivan). For those of you that know me, you know that I commute from Sperry to Bartlesville every single workday! I really thought I had tried about everything but about two weeks ago, I stumbled onto something that WORKS and is FREE!

As all of you know, you have an RPM reader thingy on your dash (Yes, I know NOTHING about cars, leave me alone, LOL!). By NEVER allowing my RPM to go above 2 I have saved an insane amount of gas. I will get to the actual amount later.

What does this change for you?

1. Slower acceleration, period. Whether you are starting up from a red light or a stop sign or getting onto the highway, you have to accelerate slowwwwwwly. Watch your RPM! Yes, you will annoy people. You will get honked out. You will get "the finger" (my personal favorite, always makes me giggle!), but you are going to save money!

2. Slower highway driving and cruise control (if you have it). I max out at about 65 mph and still have my RPM under 2 when I use my cruise. Its not that bad, and if you don't have a few extra minutes to get somewhere, just plan it better!

OK, are you ready for the numbers???

Prior to my 2 RPM rule, I was getting 19.2 miles per gallon with my mommy ride. After I am getting 24.1!!

Let's do dome math...
That's 4.9 miles per gallon of gas. It usually costs me $42 to fill up my tank twice a week. At about 2.60 per gallon, my car holds about 16 gallons of gas. I am getting 78.4 extra miles per tank!

How much money am I saving?? I am not a math person, so please help me with the math if you are!! :)

Be blessed as always! The Freebie Junkie :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Free fun stuff to do this weekend!

Lowe's Build & Grow, Saturday Morning at 10:00 am.
This weekend they are building a super cute fire truck!

Register here:

Smithsonian Free Museum Day

Download your free ticket for 2 here! Includes museums EVERYWHERE, not just the Smithsonian in DC!

Free American Girl Event at Michaels!

Michael's has a free event for girls 8 years old or older this Saturday, September 25th from 10am to 2pm. The girls will make everything you need to throw a doll- sized party. This should be lots of fun if you’ve got girls that age.

Read more: Michaels: Free American Girl Doll Event |

Visit for more information! Thank you Money Saving Queen and Budget Savvy Diva!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Why it pays to shop off season...

Perhaps you are already like me--scanning the end-of-summer clearance for next summer and Christmas gifts? If you aren't, here is why you need to get out and shop RIGHT NOW!

This past weekend, I shopped at Sears & JC Penney only...

I bought 4 pairs of jeans for Aaron, my husband, keep in mind he is Big and Tall which always costs more, and 2 pairs of Dockers, $1.99 each!!!

I bought myself two sundresses for next summer (those of you who know me, kno w that I HATE jeans and live in little dresses). $4.99 each!

I did a bunch of Christmas shopping (sorry, cannot list items or prices here, some of you actually bother to read this! LOL!) Let's just say very very CHEAP!

I decided to total up my purchases and subtract them from the original prices, and I saved a grand total of....


It pays to shop off season people! Not to mention I am now done Christmas shopping!

SIDEBAR--This year Aaron and I have told everyone we are buying for children only. We are saving a fortune! We don't need anything, so we don't want gifts either, just time with our friends and family! :) Could this work for your family??

Be blessed!
The Freebie Junkie :)


Did you guys know that Sears offers Kidvantage on their clothes? This means that if they wear them out before they grow out you can exchange them absolutely free!!! Not to mention the Kmart/Sears AWESOME rewards program! I love winning my freebies at the register! Last week i got free Diet Pepsi and crayons!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Best Bzzcampaign yet!

Have you become a bzzagent yet?? If not, I oncae again highly recommend it!

I was just elected for the best campaign I have gotten yet!

Elmer's Crafters!

You would not BELIEVE the stuff I am getting in this kit. Watch the youtube video here!

Any of you scrapbookers are more than welcome to get together with me for a scrapbook party!! Leave me a comment or message me on facebook! I will sahre some pics of my scrapbook with you guys too!

Be blessed and have a wonderful day!
The Freebie Junkie

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Some great deals!

Some of my fellow bloggers have posted some awesome deals to share!

Do you love Chili's? Join the e-club and get free chips and queso, free dessert AND a free appetizer!

Do you use Ziploc bags? This is the best Ziploc giveaway I have seen in a long time! First 10,000* to respond will receive one Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Freezer Starter Kit, one 15-count box of gallon size Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bags with the Smart Zip™ Seal, and one set of large rectangle Ziploc® Brand Containers.

Do you do house party? I have talked about before, but now is the time to get involved! If you have a webcam and are willing to use it, you can choose any house party YOU WANT!

Family Fun Magazine-1 full year for $3.75, plus LOTS of coupons
Page 77 – Save $1.00 on 2 Capri-Suns – Walgreens coupon (exp. 10/31/10)
Page 77 – Save $,25 on any Starburst item – Walgreens coupon (exp. 10/31/10)
Page 77 – Save $1.00 on 2 Nature Valley, Fiber One, or Chex Mix Bars (exp. 10/31/10)
Page 77 – Save $1.00 when you buy 2 Lunchables or Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat – Walgreens coupon (exp. 10/31/10)
Page 77 – Save $1.00 on 2 Minis Mix, Milky Way, Twix, 3 Musketeers or Snickers Brand Minis – Walgreens coupon (10-11.5 oz) (exp. 10/31/10)
Page 93 – Save $10 when you spend $50 at Lands End + Free shipping (exp. 9/15/10)
Page 113 – Save $1.00 on 1 package of Sara Lee Pre-Sliced Meat (exp. 12/31/10)
Page 125 – Save $1.00 on any Disney or Marvel High-Quality Vitamin Product (exp. 10/15/10)

There are constantly coupons in this magazine so it’s definitely a good investment and Best Deals Magazine has a great deal on it this week! You can get a year subscription for just $3.75 when you use the code WKLYSPEC at checkout.

Enjoy and be blessed!
The Freebie Junkie