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Frugal Friday: Prep once, Eat twice!


  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  Today we'll talk a little more about Meal Planning, and how it can help keep your food budget under control.  Food is an area of the budget that can have a ton of variation, especially ... Read More →

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Gift Card and Dining Deals

Valentines Day restaurant

A big thank you to Mary from Mission: To Save for sharing this great list of restaurant gift card and dining deals! Bob Evans: Kids Eat Free with adult purchase, all day 2/11- 2/14.  And get a Free box of cookies when you buy $30 in gift cards.  In store only, while supplies last. Buca di ... Read More →

Recipes for the Big Game this weekend!

football pic

Here's a quick recipe roundup for some of our favorite party foods.  These would be great this weekend, whether you're having a party for the big game, or just watching at home.  Enjoy! Stromboli Pulled Roast Beef Sliders "Stupid Dip" (an easy cream cheese/taco dip) Crock Pot BBQ Chicken ... Read More →

Valentine’s Party Idea: Decorate your own Cookie!

Cookie Decorating

Here's a simple and fun idea if you're on room parent duty for your kids' Valentine's Day party.  I did this last year for my son's Kindergarten class, and it was a big hit!  Here's what you'll need: 2 tubs of white icing food coloring mini cupcake liners several different colors of ... Read More →

Candy Bar Hot Chocolate recipe

Smooth, creamy hot chocolate made with chocolate bars. The perfect treat for a cold winter day! Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring

  Here's the perfect treat to warm you up on a cold winter day.  Make enough for the whole family in a saucepan, or just make a single serving in the microwave.  Quick and simple, but oh-so-yummy and special.  Don't miss the variations at the end to customize your perfect cup of hot cocoa! ... Read More →

Setting and Achieving Goals for the New Year

setting goals

Happy New Year!  It's the second day of 2014: the holiday parties are done, and things are starting to get back to normal.  Does your "normal" for 2014 include some goals for improving your life?  Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring is your source for Northeast Ohio Couponing and much more, so we'd ... Read More →

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve ideas from fellow Sisters and Misters!

Still looking for something to do to ring in the new year?  Here are a few ideas from our fantastic group of Sisters and Misters on Facebook! Celebrate Early:  Several places are hosting "Noon Year's Eve" celebrations for kids and their families. These take place earlier in the day with a countdown ... Read More →

New Year’s Appetizer Recipes


  After all the sweets available at Christmas time, I start to look forward to some of my delicious savory favorites for New Year's Eve.  Our annual party is a little unconventional, since it includes at least 13 kids ranging in age from 3-8.  We start our party around dinner time, have a ... Read More →

Holiday Bonus Gift Card Offers at Restaurants and Stores

Bonus Restaurant and Store Gift Card Deals

Gift cards make great Christmas gifts, and they're easy last-minute gifts to grab this weekend.  Here's where you can get the most bang for your gift card buck!  Use the bonus for yourself or pass it on as a gift. Either way, now is a great time to stock up!  I've received emails from several of ... Read More →

Cooking on a Shoestring: Hand-Dipped Chocolates–a fun and frugal gift!


There’s one homemade gift that I love to give, and pretty much everyone I know loves to receive: chocolates.  So this time of year, I round up a few of my favorite little elves and churn out a variety of chocolate-dipped candies and treats that our family can give as gifts and share with others ... Read More →

Tuesday Tip: Hosting Thanksgiving

thanksgiving survival guide

Many Sisters and Misters will be hosting the big meal on Thanksgiving this year.  Whether it's your first time or you're a seasoned veteran, here are my top tips for pulling off a fantastic meal without being too flustered and rushed to enjoy your guests!  A week before: Confirm the time with ... Read More →

Three classic Disney movies: $5 matinees this weekend at Cinemark theaters!

cinemark disney

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over the long weekend?  Several Cinemark movie theaters are offering three classic Disney movies as matinees on the big screen for $5 each.  Participating Northeast Ohio theaters include North Canton, Strongsville, and Valley View.  See the complete list ... Read More →

Valentine’s Day Freebies and Deals!


Here's a great list of deals to celebrate Valentine's Day on a Shoestring!  Some have expiration dates past this week, so you can use some now, and save a few for later! AMC Theatres Coupon - Free Order of Fries on Feb 13 & 14 for Les Miserables Viewers (plus coupons for other movies on other ... Read More →

Frugal Friday: Valentine’s Day ideas

Sometimes it's hard to be a frugalista during a season when we're bombarded by imagery telling us that the depth of our love = the amount we spend to show that love.  I think most Sisters and Misters would disagree with that imagery, but it's nice to have some frugal and fun ways to show those we ... Read More →

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Cake Mix


   These are so delicious and pretty! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:11] ... Read More →