About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, 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.

Oreo O’s are Back!! Find them at Hy-Vee, Chocolate Lovers!

I am a HUGE chocolate fan. When there is a treat that comes in a choice of flavors – chocolate is my choice every time. When I’m done with a meal I never quite feel finished until I have a little bit of something chocolatey – even if it is just a tiny bit. And when I really want to reward myself … [Read more...]

Downtown Concord, NC: Take a Stroll on Union Street

Right in the middle of the city of Concord, North Carolina, you will find the the charming Downtown Concord, a pedestrian-friendly historic shopping and business district. It's filled with independently-owned places to eat, shop, and explore, but if you only have an afternoon to spend (like I did … [Read more...]

Protect Your Home Network from Hacking

Doesn't it seem like every week we hear about a situation where someone we know or a whole group of people were hacked, had personal information compromised or in some other way had a "security breach"? While I would never want to go back to the days before we had all the connectivity that makes our … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffin Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser The National Milk Life Campaign. All opinions are mine alone. #MilkTheRealStory #CollectiveBias When I was growing up milk was a constant in our house. At mealtimes there was no question about what we would be drinking. The … [Read more...]

THOR: RAGNAROK Advance Tickets Now Available (Opens November 3rd)

Hurray! I previously shared with you the teaser trailer for THOR: RAGNAROK and I'm happy to tell you that advance tickets are now available! The movie opens in theaters November 3rd, but if you buy your tickets in advance on Fandango, you're not only sure to get the day and time that you want, … [Read more...]

How Text2Save Works + Enter to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Chances are you spend a decent amount of time on your phone, right? To keep up with the changing times, I'm happy to introduce a new mobile list for Thrifty Jinxy called Text2Save! How Text2Save Works With Text2Save, you'll receive up to eight (8) messages per month with everything from amazing … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Disney’s LIVE ACTION Aladdin!

So, this is exciting!! Casting for ALADDIN, Disney's live-action adaptation of the animated classic, is complete and production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London! Don't believe it? We have proof with this selfie of ALADDIN cast members Will Smith (“Genie”), Mena Massoud … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Cat’s Adoption Anniversary

This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of the J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Each of the 6 cats I have had in my adult life have been rescues. Surprisingly, none of them have come from a shelter but from more round-about means - both strays and kittens … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in September? My Local CBS News Morning Segment

As we move into fall, it's time to take a look ahead to the changing seasons AND to the deals autumn will bring. There are certain items that are great to buy in September, saving you money and helping you to plan ahead. If you’re wondering “What Should You Buy in September?” that was our topic … [Read more...]

How to Protect Against Dog Flu: Get the Facts

You may have heard your mom or your grandma use the old saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Well, in some cases an ounce of prevention can prove invaluable, especially when it comes to our health and the health of our families - including our dogs!  There are lots of … [Read more...]

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