Posted by: thesavinghabit | September 1, 2010

Frugal Labor Day Weekend Activities / weekly sales 9/2-9/8/2010 Plus a chance to win a FREE BOOK

Hi Everyone,

Before I get started, I wanted to let you know of a chance to win a copy of my book! Pam, over at The Thrifty Things  has set up a contest for a free copy. Click here for more information. She also has some other contests going on, so be sure to check those out from the left column of her site.

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is upon us! Many people want to do something fun, but often don’t want to spend much money. Here are some local Delray Beach Events. Check your city’s calendar for more.

Delray Beach

Friday 9/3 – 7pm-10pm, Summer Nights in Downtown Delray – Half way to Mardi Gras! Two live bands, dancing in the street!

Saturday 9/4 – 8a.m-1pm, Village Arts Mart Summer Market, 115 NE 4th Avenue Delray Beach – Open-air market featuring local artists, crafters and garden fresh/organic produce and gourmet foods.

Saturday 9/4 –10:30 a.m. Shark Feeding, Sandoway House, – Admission is $4 per person, ages 3 & up, includes more than just shark feeding

Monday 9/6 – 24th Annual Labor Day Police Challenge, Begins at noon, Beach at A1A and

Atlantic Avenue

. Annual contest between the police departments of Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, challenges begin at noon, awards ceremony at 3 pm at Boston’s on the Beach, 276-9657.

Need more ideas?

1)      Have a picnic or potluck. Invite some friends

2)      Have a water balloon or water gun fight! Kids always love this.

3)      Go swimming

4)      Go to the Beach

5)      Family game night

6)      Family movie night

7)      Go hiking. There are so many great nature centers in South Florida. Check your local area to see what is near you. Wakodahatchee Wetlands, in Delray Beach, Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach and so many more. Click here for more in Palm BeachCounty, and here for BrowardCounty. Some are boardwalks that are open every day, but others may be closed for Labor Day so be sure to check the hours.

8)      Fly a kite. This is such a simple and fun activity that I always loved as a kid but rarely did. Even a cheap kite from a dollar store can provide a good day’s worth of entertainment!

Enjoy your weekend!

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo
BOGO – Buy one, get one free
SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off
Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles
All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods:  Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.

Publix Greenwise:  Click here  for their weekly ads.

Many thanks to for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “super deals” for 9/2-9/8/10  please click here. 

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 9/2-9/8, please click here.

For Publix ongoing sale list, please click here.

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

Renita’s Favorite Money-Saving Sites

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E-Book now available!

I’m excited to tell you that my book is now available as an e-book! So, you can save money while you learn to save even more money by purchasing an e-book instead of a traditionally bound book!  For more information, please click here.   

Renita is a resident of Palm BeachCounty, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at

I grant permission for every reader to reproduce on your website the article you are now reading but copy this article, without any alteration whatsoever. Include the copyright statement, too, please. 

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