Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blog Party 2009 - Welcome to Penny Pinch Plugs!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog to all those who are finding Penny Pinch Plugs through the Blog Party 2009 links. HI! I'm Jessica, a (almost-gah!) 28 year old stay at home mom to a gorgeous (almost-yikes!) 3 year old little girl named Zoey. We are a one income family and I've been trying to save us money since before the economy took a turn for the worse. I love to plan parties and doing it on a budget is more fun because you get to be more creative with the whole experience. I am currently planning my daughter's 3rd birthday and plan to post blogs about how I am cutting corners on what will be a massive shin-dig for cents on the dollar!

This is my daughter, Zoey

I started posting blogs about money savers in my personal blogs because I wanted to share all the info I was seeing online through websites, blogs and e-mails. But I thought, why not try to spread the savings further by branching out in a blog that could help everyone. That's where Penny Pinch Plugs was started. Originally a community on LiveJournal, I also mirror post all the savings lists here on Blogger. I collect savings information for a few hours a day and usually in one post per day I'll put up the big list of everything I've found. I am still new to blogging about savings but I'm already getting more organized and I am working on my own graphics.

Hopefully you'll scroll down through my blogs and like what you see! I simply want to spread the savings around to anyone that wants the information! Follow me if you would like to stay current on all the savings and freebie opportunities I post! You can also join the Penny Pinch Plugs Community at LiveJournal!

Not too much going on right now but there are a couple of time sensitive ones here!

$25 off a purchase of $100 or more at Torrid, use code DENIMLOOK at checkout. Expires Sunday March 22nd.

Request your free Dove hair care samples, HERE!

Get a FREE Thomas & Friends Wooden Train at Toys R Us in store ONLY on 3/21 & 3/22. Your choice of the following: Thomas the Tank Engine (065334), Lights & Sound Percy (766849), Sir Handel (609981) or Peter Sam (874054). Print your coupon, HERE! Also, Amazon currently has several of their Thomas DVD's for 50% off if you spend $25 or more you get free shipping, check it out HERE!

Sign up at and instantly print a $1.00 off coupon for the new Juicy Juice Brain Development and Immunity Fruit Juice beverages, HERE!!

Sign up to receive FREE members only Pilsbury coupons and recipes, HERE

My picks for the prizes would be as follows:
1. Any of 19, 21, 22, 26, 91, 118, 52 (because my little girl is growing out of all of her clothes waaaay too quickly! She is about to be 3 and wearing 4T and 5T's!)
2. Either 99 or 113 (because I have way too many photos I need to print)
3. 50 (because I am a party planning nut!)


  1. Just stopping by UBP hopping. I'm a SAHM too, and we just have one income. Sometimes it's a sacrifice, but totally worth it. At almost 28 you're just a spring chicken. Wait 'til you're almost 34! That makes you feel old.

  2. We are a one income family too, but my hubby is the one who stays home. Swing by my blog when you can.

  3. Hey there stopping by to say hi from UBP09! SAHM here too on one income. My job turning pennies into copper wire LOL Stop by and say hi!

  4. Hi, what a great idea for a blog!! These days we all need a little inspiration. Please drop by when you get a chance. I am glad I joined your party.

  5. Hi, nice meeting you on UBP '09! Your daughter is so cute! :D

    Check my party out at:


  6. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

  7. Hi Jessica! Zoey is adorable. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

  8. Hi, I am Aunt Rene from
    I love free things, I love giveaways. I was able to get one of the Thomas trains, Percy, for free to gift a little guy for his birthday. Jackpot on that one.
    I also received my free Dove trial of shampoo and can't wait to try it.
    I am hosting a Surprise Door Prize giveaway on my blog for the Blog Party if you get the chance stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win.

  9. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


  10. Stopping by from the UBP! Hope you enjoyed this week as much as I did!!! =)