Cent-Saving Saturday (The Early Edition): Huge Sale at Google Play!

Cent Saving Saturday

Did anyone notice how Google Play trumped iTunes again?  Google Play is presently having a huge end-of-the-year sale (for people, like me, who received gift cards, I guess).  Tons of books, movies, and music are on sale.  And I snagged the free-est of most awesome freebies (pardon me while I enjoy this frugal high!):  for right now…right this instant…I’m not sure how long this is going to last…they have the Frozen soundtrack…FOR FREE!  Sorry to be totally giddy…but I was vacillating whether to use my Google Play gift card or my iTunes gift card to purchase the album…and it’s free!

Other Frozen merchandise is on sale, as well.  Seriously.  You might want to scope this out.  I’ve already used part of my gift card to purchase a $5 subscription to All Recipes magazine.

Note:  (I posted this as a comment to the wrong post…Oopsie!) On iTunes, the soundtrack is $6.99.  I was going to pay $6.99 for it…and I purchased it for free!

25 Days of Holiday Goodies Day 26: The Roundup

25 Days of Christmas Goodies Button

Happy Boxing Day, everyone!  I’ve already hit up the post-holiday clearance at Walmart and Target (I was, in fact, one of the first 10 customers inside of Target this morning at 7 a.m.) and am gearing up for the next round of holiday goodies:  New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  And then I’ll take a very deep breath.  And start planning for Valentine’s Day 2K15.

I have already begun planning the posts for next year’s 25 Days of Holiday Goodies posts and am very excited about some of the upcoming ones that I couldn’t quite squeeze in to this year’s series.  And, in making my list for next year (and checking it twice 😉 ), I realize that I will have to have a third year of it…and a fourth.

Muffin had a very happy Christmas.  We felt especially blessed by the gifts we received and the time spent with my parents during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and even earlier (as I prepped package decorations).  Several of the items that were featured in the 25 Days of Holiday Goodies posts found a place on the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day dinner tables (or both!) or under the tree.  My dad, in particular, really liked his Christmas present:  the full-size loaf of fruitcake.  Neighbors and friends received the mini loaves.

But…here’s the round-up with the links!

Day 1:  Yams Richard

Day 2:  Sparkling Apple Cider

Day 3:  Apple Cider

Day 4:  Red Velvet Sheet Cake with Ermine Frosting

Day 5:  Spanish Rice

Day 6:  Kiddie Champagne (Sparkling White Grape Juice)

Day 7:  BBQ Sausages and Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly (for Crackers)

Day 8:  Frogs

Day 9:  Koek

Day 10:  Boeterkoek

Day 11:  White Bread Stuffing

Day 12:  Cornbread Dressing

Day 13:  Pralines

Day 14:  Chocolate-Dipped Licorice (Muffin’s new favorite; he calls these “lollipops”)

Day 15:  Green Bean Casserole

Day 16:  Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Day 17:  Candy Cane Cookies

Day 18:  Sugar Cookies

Day 19:  Cranberry-Pistachio Bark

Day 20:  Pecan Pie Bars (newly updated with a pic!)

Day 21:  Chile ‘n’ Cheese Spirals

Day 22:  Fruitcake

Day 23:  “Special” Hot Chocolate

Day 24:  Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

Day 25:  Mom’s Potato Salad

I hope you’ve enjoyed the series as much as I have.  And…since we are still in the midst of the holiday season (encompassing, in our family, Canadian Thanksgiving, Halloween, U.S. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, plus several family birthdays)…happy holidays!