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.

Hallmark Channel’s #SummerNights “Pearl in Paradise” Premiering Saturday, August 18th at 9pm/8c! #PearlinParadise

I'm excited that this Saturday's Hallmark Channel's #SummerNights movie is again travel themed! "Pearl in Paradise" premieres Saturday, August 18th at 9pm/8c. If we can't be off traveling ourselves, the next best thing is to watch a movie set in a beautiful travel destination, right? This … [Read more...]

Free Screening of EIGHTH GRADE Movie Wednesday

Moviegoers of all ages are invited to a free screening of Eighth Grade this Wednesday! While the movie does have an R rating, the rating will not be enforced at participating theaters at this special free screening. Tickets will be available for pickup starting one hour before showtime (see a … [Read more...]

Hermetic Code Tour – Manitoba Legislative Building: Prepare to Be Fascinated!

The Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg is the most fascinating building tour you will ever take.  Guided tours can be one of the best ways to experience and learn more about the places we visit. But, frankly, a lot of tours can be a bit boring. That description, … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in August? My Local CBS Morning Segment

For the month of August many of the best deals are centered around the Back to School season. Pretty much everything your kids need for the school year will be on sale from school supplies to tech to clothing to dorm room essentials. The good thing is that these means sales for everyone … [Read more...]

Everything You Need For a Day at the Beach

To me, one of the highlights of summer is spending a lazy family day (or two or three) at the beach. We love to swim, take long walks, picnic, lounge and play in the warm sand, then plunge back into the cool ocean water again. Before you load up the car and head out the door, make a packing list – … [Read more...]

PetPlate Freshly-Cooked Dog Food Delivery Review

With a picky dog like our Toby, we're always looking for a food that he likes to eat AND that we can feel good about feeding him. We have found that in PetPlate! PetPlate is 100% human-quality, ready-to-eat food for dogs. The meals are designed by top veterinarian Dr. Renee and contain good … [Read more...]

Hallmark Channel’s #SummerNights “Love on Safari” Premiering Saturday, July 28th at 9pm/8c! #LoveonSafari

Whether you love to travel yourself or just like to travel vicariously through others, you'll want to tune in to an all-new Hallmark Channel Summer Nights original movie, "Love on Safari" on Saturday, July 28th at 9pm/8c! I love to travel myself and am actually writing this while on a trip to … [Read more...]

Enter to Win One of TEN $50 Walmart Gift Cards!

Check your next Valpak envelope to look for a coupon for Community Coffee Coupon, redeemable at Walmart stores. To celebrate this great offer, they are celebrating with a giveaway! Enter HERE for your chance to win one of TEN $50 Walmart Gift Cards. It's a simple entry - just input your email so … [Read more...]

Plan an Unforgettable Weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea

A more accurate title for this article may be "Plan an extended weekend" or "expect to stay longer than you planned" in Carmel..... because that's exactly what we did! Our original itinerary called for us to stay only two nights in Carmel-by-the-Sea, but on the afternoon we were expecting to leave … [Read more...]

Plan an OVERBOARD Movie Night + Reader Giveaway

Get ready for a fun summer movie night with the heartwarming comedy OVERBOARD, available on Digital TODAY and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 31 from Lionsgate. I haven't yet had a chance to watch the movie, but it looks super fun and I'm a big fan of … [Read more...]