The VIP Club Roundup – 15th Edition

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Hello folks! Welcome back to Club Thrifty’s VIP Club Roundup! We hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


It has been a pretty rough week around these parts. We have been incredibly busy at work. Add that to the fact that we have a 3-year-old who has been keeping us up almost every night for about 2 months, and you’ve got some very tired peeps here at Club Thrifty. (BTW – be looking for a beautifully written, well crafted story about this “waking up” coming soon!) We are very sorry that we haven’t been doing as much commenting and tweeting lately. It is our plan to get back to normal next week.


Due to the holidays, among the other life events, we have been a little light on content around here lately. We do hope you had a chance to read the following:




Search Terms

Here are the “best” search terms of the week!


  • hello beautiful getting student loans forgiven
  • my husband is into inflation (Kinky!)
  • spender in the (Zoinks!)
  • tythtrftykyyftgyf (Sweet! We totally optimized for that.)
  • where do porn stars get breast implants (…that too! We’re on a roll!)



What is Holly Obsessed With This Week?

Getting some sleep. That is it. That is all we want this week. At least it is Friday. Which reminds me…





You’re welcome.


In other news, we are still theatre nerds. We did get to see Les Miserables on Tuesday. Here is a trailer from the movie with the awesome Samantha Barks singing “On My Own.”





Or, if you prefer it on a stage…





Now…we must get to The Hobbit!






As I said, we (unfortunately) haven’t had much time to read blogs this week. However, we do want to say thank you to everybody who mentioned us lately…so, thank you very much to:

Budgets are Sexy, The First Million is the Hardest, Making Sense of Cents, One Smart Dollar, The Family Finances, Eyes on the Dollar, Our Freaking Budget, The Frugal Path, Planting our Pennies, Living Debt Free Rocks,  Savvy Scot, Reach Financial Independence, Frugal Rules, Canadian Budget Binder, Blue Collar Workman, iHeartBudgets, My Canuck Buck, Grown up and Stuff, Write and Get Paid, My Money Design, The Happy Homeowner, Finance Fox, The Random Path, Debt Roundup, and Budget and the Beach.


You guys rock!


So…I guess that is it for this week! We’ll be back on schedule with the usual awesomeness next week! Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. “my husband is into inflation” YIKES!

    So I have you to blame now for getting that Friday song stuck in my head?!? haha, have a good weekend!

  2. Sorry you’re lacking in the sleep department. I can relate. In addition to our littlest one still teething on and off we just moved his brother into his room. That has been earth shattering for this 3 year old big brother and thus impacting sleep for all. Thankfully it looks as we’re starting to taking a liking to sharing a room, so sleep looks like it might be returning.

    Enjoy the Hobbit. I took my wife to see it on opening weekend. She’s a huge Tolkien fan.

  3. Thanks for the inclusion!
    Sleeping is important and we all get busy, but never too busy for a quick power nap. Have a fab weekend!

  4. Did you guys like Les Mis? I was a little disappointed.

    • I am a little bit spoiled by the EXCELLENT stage versions I have seen…..BUT I did love the movie. Some of the singing was just so-so but overall I loved it! A few people actually nailed their roles. I loved Marius and Jean Valjean!

  5. I really want to go see Les Miserables (It does star 2 Aussie actors after all, even if Russell Crowe is a twat).

    I love your search terms this week, hilarious!

  6. It appears that you guys are optimizing for the wrong market! I hope you will be able to catch up on some sleep and have a great weekend. Thanks for the inclusion!

  7. Yay thanks for the mention! I’ve also been incredibly lazy over the last week or so – but hoping that I can build up a number of posts this weekend and schedule them across the next few weeks!

    Here’s to everything getting back to normal after that crazy holiday season! haha

  8. I still really want to see the movie! I’ve never even seen the play!

  9. How much did you love Les Mis? It was one of the best movies I have ever seen, ever. I didn’t know the story, hadn’t seen the play, never read the book, and I was moved to my core.

    • It was pretty darn good. I was worried about it because it is my favorite play EVAH, but it didn’t disappoint. Now that you’ve seen the movie, you should check out the stage version. You’ll love it!

  10. Thanks for the mention!

    Totally understand about the lack of sleep; little kiddos will do that to ya! And those search terms are too funny! How can someone’s husband be “in to” inflation? LOL :)

  11. Boy, do I ever feel your pain on the sleep front. Lexi is battling a bugger of a cold and she is content only when curled up in my arms or nursing. I dearly miss my beauty rest. I hope things improve with your little one.

    • Thanks! We had been hoping that we were out of that stage, since the kiddos are 3 and 1. Hopefully, we can get her back to normal. Hopefully, you’ll be getting some rest soon as well too!

  12. Love the search terms, it’s crazy what the search engines will rank you for. Back in the 2010 census I ranked number 1 for the misspelling of Cencus, crazy.

    As for the Hobbit, I saw it and it was awesome, if you’re into that sort of thing.

  13. I’m so happy the holidays are over with now and life can get back to normal. I feel bad that I haven’t commented so much the past week but I’ll get back into it as well. Cheers and have a great weekend. Mr.CBB

  14. K.K. @ Living Debt Free Rocks! says:

    I do hope you all can get some quality sleep really soon. Thanks so much for the mention!

  15. LeRainDrop says:

    Just wanna say — I followed JD at Get Rich Slowly for years, and while I continue to check that blog pretty regularly, I think yours has been replacing the prime spot in my round-up. Your attitudes and opinions really resonate with me, and I find that I grow more from reading ClubThrifty and the comments here. So, thanks and wishing you all the best for 2013!

  16. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I really appreciate your support!!!!! I hope you are having a great new year as well!

  17. Happy New Year! Thanks for including me :)

  18. Ohhhh the Hobbit is so good. Lighter than LOTR, but still great. I’m not even pressing play on Rebecca Black. Just thinking about it has it stuck in my head. Damn.

    • Ha! I’m glad to get that stuck in your head :p

      I’m excited to see The Hobbit. Holly has never read the books, so she doesn’t really know what it is about. I know she’ll love it though.

  19. I’m there with you. Instead of a 3 year old, I have a cold that feels like it’s 3 years old and has kept me up all night since about mid December. Two trips to the Dr. haven’t helped…..someday I’ll be back on a regular schedule again! Someday!

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