Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cheap Notebooks

June always brings forth a lot of expenses. From enrollment fees to school uniforms to school supplies, wallets and savings accounts really get stretched during this month. Fortunately, I saved at least a hundred pesos by buying cheap writing notebooks for Gabby.

I bought 8 writing notebooks for only 52 pesos in our public market here in San Pedro, Laguna. They were old stocks and sold for 13 pesos before. To dispose of the lot, the seller halved the price. A really sweet deal!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Win Anna Sui Love EDT, MAC Pigment and Mini OPI Polish!!!

Hey you guys! I have another contest alert! This one is from Pinkish Pie (and she has a very pink Blogger blog!) and she is giving away Anna Sui Love EDT, MAC Pigment and Mini OPI Polis to celebrate having 330 followers. Here's a complete list of what you can win:

* Anna Sui Love EDT 30ml
* M.A.C. Pigment in Bell Bottom Blue
* O.P.I. Mini Nail Lacquer 3.75 ml

And a bunch of samples:

* SkinFood Salmon Brightening Eye Serum
* SkinFood Black Raspberry Eye Cream
* SkinFood Rice Mask Wash Off
* Idylle EDT by Guerlain fragrance
* Guerlain issima Midnight Secret Late Night Recovery Treatment (not pictured)

How do you get that? All you have to do is be a follower, comment on her contest page, and repost the contest in your blog. Easy, isn't it? So go to this contest post:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Budget Tinola

MISSION:  Cook Tinola for Under 100 

I am not a good cook. It's not because I don't know how, but I don't have the passion for it. But I like cooking tinola because my daughter loves it and it's one of the few dishes that I can cook without hearing a negative comment from my siblings. Lol.

So last Sunday I made tinola for Lunch for under a 100 pesos. I bought half a kilo chicken for 65 pesos, a Knorr chicken cube for 5 pesos, and Magic Sarap for 3 pesos. I already have garlic and onions at home so I didn't buy those; I estimate them for about 5 pesos. The ginger I bought for 5 pesos and I used sayote instead of green papaya. Two pieces of sayote cost me 15 pesos. I didn't use dahon ng sili  and used malunggay leaves instead, which I got for free from the neighbor. All in all the total cost of that dish is 93 pesos! 


Monday, July 5, 2010

Free Lunch at Basilio's Courtesy of Hit a Bargain!

I consider this year very lucky for me in terms of contests. I've won three online contests so far and got to enjoy really good food because of it. Yesterday I got an email from Hit A Bargain that I won a free Exquisite Lunch at Basilio's!  I was like WOW! Many thanks to the people behind Hit A Bargain and Basilio's! I am sure going to enjoy eating the Seafood Chowder with Grilled Dory Fish, Tomato Rice and Cheese Fonduta!

I wasn't sure I'd win this contest since I've read some other entries and they are very good. I guess I just got lucky again this time! Hopefully I will win more contests from Hit A Bargain and I suggest that you guys join their contests, too. It's a fun and simple way of enjoying the good life without spending money except for your fare when claiming prizes! That's life on a budget!

For more information on Basilio's menu and special offers, check out their web site here.