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 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.

How to Train Your Dragon Gift Guide: Toys, Books, Games and More!

  We are so excited about HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD coming to theaters everywhere this weekend! We are BIG fans of the How to Train Your Dragon series of movies (as well as the DreamWorks Animation Television original series Dragons: Race to the Edge on Netflix), … [Read more...]

FREE 8×10 Photo Print at CVS – Great Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift

Need a last minute Valentine's Day gift? You can get an 8x10 photo print for FREE from CVS! Just go to CVS.com/photo, add an 8x10 photo to your cart, opt for in-store pick-up and enter code VALENTINE to get it for FREE! You can make it extra special by putting it in an inexpensive frame. They might … [Read more...]

See the Brand New Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin TV Spot!

If you were watching the Grammys tonight I hope you saw the brand new Aladdin TV spot! The original Aladdin Teaser trailer didn't show us a whole lot, but tonight we got a glimpse of the Genie aka Will Smith! Check it out:     This movie is going to be soooo good. I can't wait … [Read more...]

Best Extra Long Phone Charging Cable Only $7.99 SHIPPED!

I have gotten super frustrated with phone charging cables being way too short. Actually, sometimes they're only about a foot too short, but that one foot can make a huge difference. So, when I saw this deal last month for a 10 Foot High Speed Armored Charge Cable for only $7.99 with FREE shipping. I … [Read more...]

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones – A New Standard

Because we are always on the go, we were early adopters of using wireless earbud headphones. There's nothing quite like the convenience, maneuverability and easy of ditching cords and cables and having sound with nothing but two small earbuds. But, that being said, wireless earbuds have … [Read more...]

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Bonus Features + Blu-ray Giveaway

Disney’s THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS is now available on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD! If you missed in the theater or if you're just ready to watch it again with the family at home, now is your chance! This is a magic-filled movie with so much to dazzle the … [Read more...]

Chunky Avocado Corn Salsa – Let’s Do Game Day!

What’s your favorite part of game day? For some it’s the game, but for me it’s the food!! There’s nothing better than getting together with family and friends for a few hours of fun while watching the game and eating delicious snacks! Every year I host a game day party, I try to serve something … [Read more...]

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Ice Carving Competition and More

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has begun! It's time to bundle up, get outdoors and enjoy. I know it's cold out, but that's the whole purpose of the Winter Carnival - to get out there and take advantage of what winter has to offer and show that cold weather who's boss!  Yesterday I … [Read more...]

My Dancing with the Stars Nutcracker Dance Lesson

I grew up dancing. I never competed, but from the time I was in kindergarten until I graduated high school, I was always in dance lessons - ballet, tap and jazz. I loved it! Never in a million years did I think that many years in the future I would be right in the middle of a dance lesson … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

I LOVE peanut butter. But, I have to say I'm pretty picky about what kind I like to eat. I like to eat REAL peanut butter that doesn't have a lot of "extras" added to it. I really don't want things like high fructose corn syrup and miscellaneous chemicals and preservatives when it doesn't need … [Read more...]