The Frugal Fanatic

Living Life and Saving Money!

It’s Party Time!! April 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 10:03 pm

******This post will stay at the top of my blog until the Ultimate Blog Party is over!  Please scroll down for newer posts!

I’m so excited!!  I am participating in my first Ultimate Blog Party!!!  The party runs from April 9 – April 16.  It looks like a wonderful way to discover some great new blogs.  If you’re interested in participating or just want to check out some new blogs, you can join in here.  There are also some great prizes to be won!  If I am picked for a prize, my top 5 choices would be:

#37…A $50 gc to from Shasher’sLife

#70…A $25 Kroger gift card from Proverbswife

#3….A $50 Target gift card from Peggy Gorman

#49..A $25 Starbucks gift card from Janice Yurek

#37..A $20 Visa card from Grocery Shop For FREE

Basically, I would love ANY gift card or any of the great prizes that are being offered!

Speaking of prizes, I will be offering up a $10 Starbucks giftcard to one of my blog readers!!  If you would like to be entered into the drawing,  just leave your name and email in the comments section of this post.  I will post the randomly selected winner on April 16 at the end of the Ultimate Blog Party!

If you’re here visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party, then welcome to my blog!  I am a new blogger and enjoying learning how the whole blogging world works.  My name is Sandra and I have been married for 23 years.  My husband and I have 3 great kids.  I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom.  I love to read..when I can find the time and I LOVE all things frugal!!  I teach classes on how to save money, mostly through couponing, and I love helping others save money!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and please come back!! Don’t forget to enter the drawing for the $10 Starbucks gift card!!


62 Responses to “It’s Party Time!!”

  1. Stacey Says:

    Nice to “meet” you! Visiting from The Ultimate Blog Party 2010 from!

  2. Janelle Says:

    I need to start couponing regularly…I go through phases. Sometimes I do so well, then other weeks nothing. Happy UBP10!

  3. Crystal Says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog through UBP! I want to learn to coupon so bad but just can’t get the hang of it!

  4. Happy UBP ’10 from another coupon lover! I adore Starbucks, thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  5. Terin Says:

    Stopping by from the UBP for a quick visit. This is my first Blog Party too! Exciting isn’t it?

  6. Hi there,

    I’m stopping in for A Proverbs Wife. Thanks for the great giveaway. My email is scentreprenuer (at) aol (dot) com

  7. Rachel Says:

    Visiting from UBP10 and I LOVE STARBUCKS! 😉

    My name is Rachel and my email is racheeb at gmail dot com. Nice to “meet” you!

  8. Jennifer Says:

    Just stopped by for the UBP, would love to win the giftcard. I too am a frugal blogger. Nice to “meet” you.

  9. nursedouglass Says:

    Hello! I just stopped by from UBP! I’m learning to be frugal and I’ve love to learn some of your tips and tricks!

  10. I found you on UBP! Happy Friday! Frugality has always been a part of my life. Couponing is like a treasure hunt for me! Welcome to blogging! Check out my little piece of the world when you can! Oh, Starbucks? Awesome!

  11. Shannon Says:

    Love frugal ideas! Stopping by from UBP. The Starbucks giveaway caught my eye-my email is
    Come by and visit!

  12. Dropping by. Wanted to visit another frugal couponer! Love that Starbucks!

  13. Jennifer Says:

    I’m frugal but i think you bring it to a whole new level. Good Job! Stopping by from the party. Nice to read you.

  14. Pattie Says:

    STARBUCKS!!!!! Yay! a kindred spirit!

  15. Hello from UBP!

    Thanks for stopping by my party!
    Good luck and have a great weekend.

  16. Trisha Lynn Says:

    Hi! Stopping in from the UBP!

  17. RaisingZ Says:

    Stopping in from UBP 🙂 We are working on cutting back so I am off to check out some of your tips. My husband was homeschooled 🙂

  18. Staci A Says:

    It’s so nice to “meet” you! I tend to love all things frugal too! Finding good deals is always exciting!

  19. xenia Says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Love that you’re hosting your own celebratory giveaway – woohoo! Now that’s a party! 🙂

  20. Connie R. Says:

    Hi! I’m visiting from the party. What fun this is! I am trying to be frugal so I will have to look around and get some tips.

  21. Don’t tell…I’m sneaking away from my rockin’ party at to come visit for UBP. Great site…you have a new fan.

  22. Kasie Says:

    Love your site!! Me, I’m a couponer lol. So.. we love to save!! Yeah lol. the Starbucks caught my eye as well!!

    I’m following from UBP10 and would love to get to know you through your blogs!! Feel free to take a peek at mine!!

  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m really glad you did! And I love that you’re giving away a Starbucks gift card. I could really use some caffeine right now! 🙂

  24. Your site looks great for a new blogger. I think you are a natural. It looks great. I love savin with coupons too!!

  25. Robyn Says:

    What a wonderful way to start out with blogging!

    So glad you came by my blog and said hello! Hope you come back by soon.

  26. Melinda Says:

    Married 23 years? You beat up by 3! I’m also a stay-at-home mom who home schools and loves to read!

  27. L Medrano Says:

    Just dropping by from the UBP 2010. I love frugal websites & blogs.

  28. jskell911 Says:

    Hi! Fellow couponer and frugal blogger here. Feel free to stop by my blog!

    Good luck with your blogging!

  29. Trish Says:

    Hi there – just dropping in from the UBP! Welcome to the blogosphere and enjoy the party. 🙂

  30. Julie Says:

    Nice to meet you 🙂 Starbucks is my favorite 🙂

  31. Sandra
    Hi! Thank you for stopping by my place for your first Ultimate Blog Party – I hope you are having a great time with it all.

    Okay, you teach classes on couponing? Ummm when and how? I am trying to do more couponing – trying to save money where I can when I can… make a real effort in being better about it. Being a family of 7 – you can imagine the help shopping better or smarter would mean to me. Please find me at LiveLaughLoveCj at gmail dot com I’ll become a student 🙂

    In the meantime, I’ll be following you for sure 🙂
    Enjoy UBP10 – 🙂

  32. Thanks for visiting my little blog. I was looking at your monthly totals. Impressive. Those are totals I aspire to. I will be adding you to my favorites. Oh and I love Starbucks.

  33. Dee Says:

    Hopping through from the Ultimate Blog Party! You have a great looking blog for “just starting out”! Keep up the great work! I love your 5 item tithe idea too. Forgot to send out donation with Hubbie to church today… erk…

    Take care!

  34. JulieJ Says:

    This is an awesome time be frugal, but I guess any time is really a good time to be frugal. 🙂 So glad you stopped by “Come Have a Peace” on the UBP, and I am a ‘Bucks lover! 🙂

    Blessings to you for a peaceful week,

  35. Natalie Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win 😀

  36. Stacey Says:

    Stopping by to say HI for the UBP! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

  37. Isn’t this whole blog party thing just the coolest! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! If you get a chance check out our giveaway! Have a great week!
    Barbie & Joelle

  38. CrystalGB Says:

    Hi! I love to read too. Your blog is nice. 🙂


  39. Susieqtpies Says:

    Thanks so much for stopping in and visiting me during the #UBP10!!! I’m here to TOOT TOOT the party horn!!!!!

    I love deals!! Thanks for sharing!

    Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life!

  40. Tina Says:

    Love your giveaway 🙂

  41. Shelley Says:

    Just popping around. You’ve got a great blog. Good luck to you.

  42. Christie Says:

    Dropped in on the party. I’d love to win!

  43. Ashley Carmody Says:

    Hi just dropping in! I love the blog!

  44. cwaltz Says:

    I’m glad the bloggers are having fun. I’m enjoying learning about a few different sites I have never seen before.


  45. Holly Says:

    Stopping by via UBP’10! And I want to learn how to coupon like you do…my family’s food budget could definitely use it! Going now to look for an e-mail subscription or something…


    Holly @ Making Over Me

  46. mindingmomma Says:

    thanks for the chance to win a gift card

  47. Sondra Says:

    We’ve been living frugal since before it was fashionable! Some great books to check out are The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczn. How did you get started teaching classes?

  48. Hey, just wanted to let you know that I added a giveaway…yes miss frugality…free date night giveaway to my blog, Parentin in Blue Jeans. Just thought I’d let you know in case you wanted to put your name in the hat! 🙂

  49. Amanda A Says:

    thanks for the yummy starbucks giveaway! Came over from the UBP party!!

  50. Hollie Says:

    thanks for the giveaway! nice to meet ya!

  51. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I’m looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  52. Alea Says:

    Starbucks is a nice treat!

  53. Carin Says:

    love your site!!!! You’ve really taught me a lot :o)

  54. spamgirl Says:

    Lovely blog and lovely giveaway! Thanks 🙂

  55. Kailani Says:

    I give you so much credit for homeschooling! I know that I don’t have the dedication to do it. It would be recess all day at my school! LOL!

    Happy UBP!

    And please enter me in your Starbucks giveaway. I’m addicted!

  56. Pattie Says:

    Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the UBP10 tour. 🙂

  57. ikkinlala Says:

    Happy UBP!

  58. Great Blog and congrats on 23 years of marriage!

    I am a mom of triplets– boy, boy, girl

    Here’s our blog:

    Just stopping in from UBP

  59. Surge Says:


    contact email: tsgiveaways(at)

    ty for the chance!

  60. Stephanie R Says:

    Just stopping by from UBP. I LOVE the way your blog looks…so simple and yet so eye-catching! Oh, and I LOVE couponing! Such a fun treasure hunt every day 🙂

  61. Anne G Says:

    Stopping by for the UBP. I’d love a Starbucks gift card, enter me for that.

  62. Starbucks! I think we speak the same language. Happy UBP!

    Maria D.

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