Frugal Families

Lucky Deal.

We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.

This column will be dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.

You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box.

Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together.


Another hint of spring and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re lucky, a deal you might dreaming of can be found at any of the sites listed below!  And if you need to find something green to where for the Irish holiday that’s ahead, we can help you find that too.

Here are a few deals we found scouring the Internet!

 Living Social.com

Sign up to receive weekly deals, especially ones tailored to family such as this weekend’s Baltimore area deal, $25 for $50 worth of merchandise from Babies 1st.


Janel recommended this site in the comments section a few posts back. Offering local deals on family events and classes, this week’s deal is $11 per person for an Urban Pirates Family Adventure ticket in Baltimore.


Sign up for this great site and it pulls the top eight deals in the area. These are coupons available for printing and even shows you the day’s local deals from Groupon and Living Social. Places to eat, entertainment, even beauty and other services, including a $99 new patient special for Kiddie Cavity Care. A one-stop-shop for deals.


As if shopping at Target wasn’t already easy, they’ve now come up with a way to make shopping for what you want even easier. Check out the demo here to customize the weekly ad for the things that you want to buy. It will alert you to deals and you can check out the sales by the categories you want. 


Feeling lucky? Dress the part with these adorable St. Patrick’s Day outfits and pajamas from Kohl’s. Have a large Irish brood to buy for? Free standard shipping when you spend $75 or more. While you are there, stop to nominate a kid for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship program. 

Janel March 08, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Just saw another great deal on Mamapedia - $14 for a 6 month subscription to "The Scramble" - it is an online meal planning service http://deals.mamapedia.com/deals/the-six-o-clock-scramble Tried it last year and it really helped get a decent meal on the table in little time!
Jessica Wilson March 09, 2011 at 02:43 AM
That sounds like a great deal! Thanks Janel!


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