Thrifty Tip

Discounts for Seniors

November 18, 2013

A friend had shared this on Facebook, so I thought it would be useful to share here at Thrifty Texan. I know many of you are like myself and have years to go before you reach the age to receive these discounts.  But, you likely have parents and grandparents who can get the savings.  Feel free […]

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Read to Succeed: Earn FREE Tickets to Six Flags Theme Parks (teachers, students, homeschoolers)

November 11, 2013

Here’s a cool way for teachers and students (includes homeschoolers, too!) can earn FREE tickets to Six Flags Theme Parks: Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn free tickets to Six Flags! The program […]

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We Saved $4.43 Per Box by Purchasing Contact Lenses Online

July 2, 2013

If you or someone in your household wears contact lenses, be sure to read this post. My husband wears contact lenses.  A few weeks ago, he visited the optometrist and received a new prescription, so I set out to find the best deal on a years’ supply of contacts.  In previous years’, Walmart Vision had […]

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Price Point Sheet {Know When You’re Getting A Great Deal}

April 1, 2013

Have you ever wondered if you were really getting a great deal on a sale item – or if it was just a mediocre deal?  To help you know, I have added an easy to find link to my Price Point Sheet on the sidebar.  Simply scroll down any page on Thrifty Texan to just below the Coupon Database image […]

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[Archive Post] 2 Phone Calls Has Saved My Family $36.25 Per Month ($435 Year!)

January 4, 2013

While paying monthly bills recently, I made a note to call the telephone company and cell phone provider to see if we could reduce our monthly bills.  So I took a few minutes today to give them a call, and by making a simple call, our landline monthly bill was reduced $22.76 and our cell […]

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My Favorite Cash Back Sites

November 8, 2012

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all other shopping kicking into high gear, I wanted to highlight my favorite cash back sites. Now is the time to join, before you start making online purchases this holiday season. I know many are unsure of cash back sites, I know – because I was a skeptical one. Once […]

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Read to Succeed: Earn FREE Tickets to Six Flags Theme Parks (teachers, students, homeschoolers)

October 15, 2012

Here’s a cool way for teachers and students (includes homeschoolers, too!) can earn FREE tickets to Six Flags Theme Parks: Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn free tickets to Six Flags! The program […]

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Thrifty Dorm Gift for College Students

August 31, 2012

This year my family received nine graduation invitations. That’s a lot of cards to buy and cash to give out all at once.  Most of the graduates are young people from our church that I once taught in Sunday School or Children’s Church, so they hold a very special place in my heart, but sadly, my bank account […]

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It’s Tax-Free Weekend in Texas!

August 17, 2012

This weekend (August 17-19, 2012) is the Texas back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday! Most school supplies, backpacks, clothing and shoes priced under $100 are eligible for the tax break.  While exclusions do apply, this is a great way to save an additional $8 per $100.  Go here to see the complete breakdown of items included. I […]

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2 Phone Calls Has Saved My Family $36.25 Per Month ($435 Year!)

August 13, 2012

While paying monthly bills recently, I made a note to call the telephone company and cell phone provider to see if we could reduce our monthly bills.  So I took a few minutes today to give them a call, and by making a simple call, our landline monthly bill was reduced $22.76 and our cell […]

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