Saturday, May 25, 2024

Free or Frugal Fun!

This weekend is the annual Delray Affair, in Delray Beach, Florida. If you’ve never been, you should go check it out.  It is a large arts & crafts fair with strolling entertainers and top-notch exhibitors displaying their wares. And, of course, plenty of fair food! And usually there is live music in Veteran’s Park.

It’s an outdoor event, so there is no admission fee.  To read more about it, please click here. The event is located in Downtown Delray Beach, so if you’re taking I-95, just head East on Atlantic Avenue and you’ll run into it!

If you’re not one for crowds, don’t forget there are plenty of free nature parks in the area. We recently visited Wakodahatchee Wetlands and saw a large number of baby birds. Green Cay Nature Center is another great option that even has an indoor exhibit area as well as the boardwalk around the wetlands. And there are quite a few museums that have very inexpensive admission fees. Some are free, but ask for a donation. Another recent visit for us was theJohnson History Museum in West Palm Beach to see their “Feather Wars: Surviving Fashion 1870-1920” display about how feathers in fashion almost destroyed Florida birds.  I’m sure you can find plenty to do in the area.

If you don’t live near these events, it only takes a few minutes to research parks, nature centers, museums, and more in your area. It’s spring time, so get out and enjoy it!

Aldi’s Supermarket

Did you know there are now some Aldi’s Supermarkets in the South Florida area? I have yet to shop there, because unfortunately it’s not conveniently located for me. But, looking at some of their prices online, I may have to make an occasional visit!  You might want to check it out.

Now for some other good stuff!

All You Magazine May Coupon List – FrugallyThrify has been kind enough to provide us a list of coupons that will be in Walmart’s All You Magazine that hits the newsstands soon.  You can check it out here to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for less.  However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has less coupons than the newsstand version.

Walmart Deals – The Krazy Coupon Lady has posted some great deals that are good through 4/19. You can find those here.

For local calendar events:

For Delray Beach, click here.

For Boynton Beach, click here.

For Boca Raton, click here.

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. You can also check out Krazy Coupon Lady’s list of deals that are good through 4/19 here.

Publix Greenwise:  Click here for their weekly ads.

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

***Check your store for the newest coupon booklets as shown here and here.

***Also, store ads extend a little longer this week due to Easter. ***

For Publix “Super Deals” for 4/14-4/23/2011, please click here.

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 4/14-4/23/2011, please clickhere.

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

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

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