Penny’s Tips Volume 56

Hi everyone! I am back with more money saving tips for the holiday season. Do you like my dress?

My tip today is to remind you all about groupon, there is even a UK version.  You can find all kinds of gifts at discount prices on there. There are gift certificates for local restaurants and entertainment from movies, bowling, golfing, etc. You could also get someone a day at the spa or one of those salt caves. If you have an idea for a gift, please check here- I bet you will get it at a discount

There are also a lot of reduced price photo gift ideas. Everyone loves personalized gifts with photos of their loved ones on them. See you next week.

Thank you all for the purrs and prayers for my brother, Millie.

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Cats’ Letters to Santa -Part 1

Hi everyone! Thank you for all the purrs and prayers for Millie, they are greatly appreciated.

Here is part 1 ( of 3) of the cats’ letters to Santa. They re not clear to read in the photos so you can read them under each photo.

Emmy: Dear Santa, I think you should give my book to every child ages 3-7. I can give you a wholesale deal. Thank you, Emmy

Prancie: Dear Santa, Just like Emmy, I think all kids ages 3-7 need my book. I can give you wholesale pricing and free shipping to The North Pole. Thank you, Prancie

Penny: Dear Santa, Please make my brother Millie better. He is my best friend and the only cat I like here. Thank you, Penny

Trouble: Dear Santa,  I need a new froggy. Mine doesn’t croak anymore. Thank you, Trouble

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Penny’s Tips Volume 55

Hi everyone! I am back with more money saving holiday tips for you.

Once again I am forced to dress the part.

I need to give a shout out to Rene at It’s All About the Cats for reminding me of Retail Me Not. It is a great website to get coupon codes for pretty much anything.Mom downloaded two other sites into her computer that automatically search for codes every time she buys something online ( which is a lot). She uses Wikibuy and Honey. Before you pay for your order, they quickly test coupon codes to get you the best deal. Mom never buys anything without a coupon.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop. We are also joining the Pet Photo Fails blog hop hosted by Melissa and Miss Mudpie in memory of Roby Sweet.

I happily provided a fail.

And Emmy did too.

 

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

First off, I am thankful to have my blog back. I updated a plug-in on wordpress and lost everything. Has that happened to any of you? Being that I don’t know how to do technical things, I had to pay GoDaddy $80 to fix it. It was worth it though to have everything back.Plus I can have 2 more problems within a month included in the price.

Penny is thankful that her friend Amarula ( a fellow tortie) and family at Hairballs and Hissy Fits sent her a Canadian penny. They are no longer in circulation and are hard to come by. They also sent some treats and nip which Penny (reluctantly) shared with her siblings.

And Prancie and I are thankful that her book is being reviewed today on Christmas Tree  Lane ( being that it is Christmas themed). It is a wonderful blog of all things Christmas.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.

1. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into _____________________ on Thanksgiving.
 

2. I will pass on ___________________ on Thanksgiving.

3. I wish _________ was served at holiday gatherings

4. I will always be thankful for _________.

Penny’s Tips Volume 54

Hi everyone! I am continuing my series of tips to help you save money this holiday season.

 Mom said I should dress the part.

My tip for you today is to take advantage of free shipping. Amazon prime offers a free trial  so why not try it now and do ll your shopping while you have it.

Many stores also offer free shipping with no minimum at this time of year. If you have to send gifts to friends or family that live far away you should use this to your advantage. Have gifts sent directly from the store. No one will care that they are not wrapped, they still have the box to open.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Don’t forget to visit Winnie’s Wish Auction- new stuff is added often.

I have lots more tips- see you next week.

Penny’s Tips Volume 53

Hi everyone! Last week I started my series of how to save pennies ( and dollars) this Christmas/Hanukkah season.

My tip this week is to shop at online auctions. There are a lot of them this time of year and many also help a good cause. For example,  our friend, Andrea of Celestial Kitties there is one going right now to support Winnie’s Wish. Mom donated her two children’s books and there are lots of cat themed items like jewelry and home decor.To visit click here.

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I have lots more tips- see you next week.

Penny’s Tips Volume 52

Hi everyone! Christmas and Hanukkah will be here before you know it so for the next few weeks I am going to be giving you penny saving tips to help stretch your dollars(and pennies).

You’ll need to make a list of who you need to get gifts for -don’t forget your kitties. Then you can start brainstorming ideas of what to get everyone. I highly recommend ( and no one is paying me to suggest this) BlackFriday.com. You can sign up right now and every day they will send you an email with the latest adds for Black Friday. That way you will already know what will be on sale and you can make a plan for shopping. Or you can just go to their website and see the ads they already have listed.

There is a is a website called Organized Christmas that has a free printable budget list and all kinds of other ways to keep you organized .To visit, click here.

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Caturday Saturday

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade.

I used Lunapic’s Space effect to create my art with Penny’s bride photo.

I also made a puzzle-the link is at the bottom of the post. It took me 32 minutes and 8 seconds to complete. The colors were tricky.

Thank you to all who attempted the contest on Halloween. The winner is Eastside Cats! Congratulations! They got 11 out of 13 correct. I will be sending them a catnip mat and some crocheted toys. I am also going to send a smaller prize to Little Binky. She got 7 out of 13 correct. This is most impressive because the shows were all American and she does not live in the USA.Good job to both winners!

There are the answers:

1. Prancie: Downton Abbey
2. Joanie & Gremmie: The Lone Ranger
3. Millie: The Paw Patrol
4. Emmy: Nurse Jackie
5. Penny: The Big Bang Theory
6. KaTwo: Sabrina The Teenage Witch
7. Sammy: King of Queens
8. Drake: The Flash
9. Trouble: Batwoman
10. Mr & Mrs Potato Head: Green Acres
11. Polar Bear: The Unicorn
12. Brody: Grey’s Anatomy
13. Jinx: Chef Bobby Flay

 

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Penny’s Tips Volume 51

Hi everyone! No, I am not getting married. My mom and dad had their wedding anniversary last week. My mom told me that she put a penny in her shoe for good luck on her wedding day- I guess it worked being that they have been married for 27 years.

There is a saying about having something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a lucky sixpence for your shoe. Back in the olden days when they got married, you couldn’t just go online and order up a sixpence so she used a penny. So my tip is to add a penny or a sixpence to your shoe on your wedding day.

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Before we, we want to give our condolences to JJ’s family at Mickey’s Musings. To visit  click here

Penny’s Tips Volume 50

Hi everyone! It is that time of year when Mom tortures us, I mean lovingly dresses us in costumes for Halloween. Last year we were all characters from movies. This year, we are going to be from television shows. There will be a contest to see who can guess all the shows.

Do you have your costume yet? I have some ideas if you don’t. They all have a penny in them.

1. Penny from Big Bang Theory- just toss on a blonde wig.

2. Pennywise the Clown from It- Chewy has a costume available for that

3. Penny Dreadful- Go as a character from that show- I can’t believe anyone would put the word dreadful after my name though.

4. Coin- go as a real penny. Just be careful because everyone will try to pick you up for good luck.

5. Henny Penny- Dress as a chicken and run around telling everyone the sky is falling.

OK, that is all I’ve got- can you think of any pennies I missed?

 

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