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About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.

Instant Pot Lux 5 Qt Pressure Cooker Only $49 + FREE Shipping!

If you have been wanting to get yourself an Instant Pot, today is the day to do it! Walmart has the Instant Pot Lux 5 Qt Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker on sale for only $49, which is over $20 off the regular price! To make it even better, shipping is FREE! 6-in-1 multi-functional cooker … [Read more...]

Some Traditions Have to Change

There’s nothing quite like family holiday traditions. Year after year, decade after decade, there are always certain things that seem to be a MUST each year when the holidays roll around. Most traditions are pretty much the same from family to family – a Christmas tree, family get-togethers, … [Read more...]

2017 Gift Card Bonus Offers – Restaurants and Retail

One of my favorite deals during the holiday season is Gift Card Bonus Offers! Many restaurants and stores offer a bonus when you buy a gift card. i.e. Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 reward card for yourself for free. So it’s a great time to not only buy gift cards for gifts, but to buy them for … [Read more...]

Despicable Me 3 Special Edition on Digital TODAY! + Reader Giveaway

Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to cuddle up with the family to watch a movie and this year you're in luck because Despicable Me 3 Special Edition is available on Digital TODAY! That's right, now you can watch the #1 animated comedy of the year at home! The characters beloved by everyone … [Read more...]

Control Your Garage Door and Your Smart Home – Chamberlain MyQ® Home Bridge

I'm sure you have heard of the term Smart Home. While I love everything about the Smart Home concept, I think a better name for it would be "Smart People's Home" because while there is a lot of really smart tech involved, it takes even smarter people to make the decisions to put that tech into … [Read more...]

Creating Coco’s Lands of the Living and Dead with Pixar’s Chris Bernardi

The holiday season is even better when there is a REALLY GOOD family movie to go see. This year we hit the jackpot with Disney•Pixar’s COCO opening in theaters on Thanksgiving! Last week I had a chance to interview Pixar's Chris Bernardi, who shared a bit about the amazing work that went into … [Read more...]

Packing Tips for Men – With a Handy Printable Packing Checklist!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Product was provided by the client for review; however, all opinions are mine alone. #WorldsSmartestToothbrush #CollectiveBias While traveling can be a LOT of fun, planning and getting ready to travel isn't usually very … [Read more...]

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Family Traditions

Thanksgiving is a holiday PACKED with tradition. For what other holiday is the star of the menu set so firmly in stone as the Thanksgiving turkey? There are plenty of other Thanksgiving traditions that are similar from family to family across the U.S. There's even one tradition that families all … [Read more...]

Get Strong Wifi in Every Room of Your House with Milo

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Milo Wifi. All opinions are 100% mine. This month we are moving from our tiny, but cozy, house into a much bigger house. There are a LOT of benefits to this move and only a few small negatives. One is that with a lot more house, our router … [Read more...]

20+ Chili Recipes to Keep You Warm this Winter

There is nothing quite like a big hearty bowl of chili on a cold night! The following are a collection of more than 20 chili recipes to keep you warm this winter. The best chili recipes simmer for hours and then are served with toppings like cheese and onion; or some like it served on top of a mound … [Read more...]