$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway

HOLLA! It is GIVEAWAY time at Club Thrifty! Gain entries to our $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway by visiting the website and sharing it daily until 4/27!Happy Friday everybody! I love me some Fridays, and I know you do too. What better way is there to celebrate than with a giveaway, #amiright?!? HOLLA!!!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Gift Card Rescue to offer you a chance to win a $50 Target gift card! How’s that for starting the weekend off right? Attention Target shoppers: Be sure to sign up for the gift card raffle below! [Read more…]

Horrific Financial Advice, Right From My Mailbox

priusA few days ago, I got some awesome news that I couldn’t wait to share. Apparently, Toyota Motors is seriously interested in my 2009 Toyota Prius as a trade-in and is willing to pay top dollar.

Even better, they want to upgrade me to a brand new 2015 Prius for – get this – only $20,988. And not only that, but they’re willing to let me pay on that baby for up to 72 months. 72 months!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My Summer Bucket List

Spring has sprung, and I'm jonesing for summer to arrive. I can hardly wait! I'll share my summer bucket list if you share yours. Sound like a deal?What up peeps?!? We just got back from our (almost) free family trip to Jamaica, and I hate to brag, but it was Awwwesoooommmme!

Our winter wasn’t as bad as some other parts of the country, but after a cold last few months, it was amazeballs to sit on the beach and soak up some rays. The weather was beautiful. The hospitality was fantastic (more on that in the next few weeks). And, nothing beats spending days on end relaxing and playing with my family. It is honestly what I live for!

All of that fun in the sun gets me itching for summer! The backyard barbeques. The trips. The pool. I can’t wait. So, I thought you and I could share some of our summer bucket list items with each other. What do you say? I’ll go first! [Read more…]

5 Lessons I Learned While Working Low-Wage Jobs

Working low-wage jobs has a way of changing your perspective. Here are five things I learned while working low-wage jobs in my early 20s.It’s been a while since I worked in a job that would be considered “low-wage,” but that doesn’t mean I don’t remember what the low-wage lifestyle was like. Quite the contrary, really. I actually remember exactly what it felt like to be broke until payday, struggling to come up with money for anything extra – like birthdays, clothes, and even shampoo or conditioner.

I also remember being really embarrassed from time to time, like the time my sister invited me to Applebee’s and I didn’t even have $10 to pay for dinner and a tip. I’m not sure she believed me when I said that I didn’t have the money, and that almost made it worse. When you have a regular job and earn and nice living, it can be difficult to understand how anyone could have less than $10 in their account.

5 Things I Learned From Working Low-Wage Jobs

Fortunately, it’s been a long time since I lived the early 20’s poor student lifestyle, and I can now to go Applebee’s without breaking the bank. Still, I learned a lot of lessons from the days when I worked low-wage jobs that asked so much, yet paid so little. Here are a few of those lessons: [Read more…]

Here’s What Happens When You Get Ripped Off On Etsy.com

All I wanted was an identical jacket to the one I already have.

All I wanted was an identical jacket to the one I already have.

In case you are unaware, Greg and I took a credit card rewards-fueled trip to Europe in November of 2014. While we were there, we took in a lot of sights, ate some great (and not-so-great) food, and spent some quality time together. We didn’t buy a lot of keepsakes, but we did buy a few.

My favorite purchase of the entire trip was this adorable London-flag look jacket I got from the Portobello Road Market in the Notting Hill District of West London. [Read more…]