Dayton Thrifty Family

Urban Homesteading in Dayton, Ohio


Welcome to the Dayton Thrifty Family! I hope you can learn with me on our growing families' journy to love sustainably, simply and to the fullest!

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Posted by Thrifty Mom on June 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I dug out the website and am planning on updating and keeping track of things that go in at the farm! We are welcoming our new chapter of thrifty!

Read my latest post on our new homestead! 

Mega Swag Bucks Friday!

Posted by Thrifty Mom on November 25, 2011 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Search & Win

It's that time again folks! MEGA Swag Bucks! Every Friday your searches can be worth 30-1000 swag bucks! Get to searching!

What is Swag bucks? Swag stands for Stuff We All Get. Swag Bucks is a search and win site. By searching the web with their search you win Swag Bucks. Which can be redemed in the Swag Store for ... Swag. Things like gift cards, CASH in your PayPal or many others!

Read more about rewared sites and how they can work for you HERE.

Learn more and sign up for yourself HERE.

Diaper Rewards!

Posted by Thrifty Mom on November 18, 2011 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Pampers Gifts to Grow -

Collect codes from the website, mommy bloggers and pampers product. Enter the codes on the Gifts to Grow website, then redeem the points for different gifts. This program was extended until December 31 2013!

Sisterly Savings has compiled a great master list of Pampers codes!


 Huggies Enjoy the Ride -

Much like Pampers, collect codes from packaging, mailers, and the web to enter on Enjoy the Ride and redeem for gifts or sweepstakes! 

Sisterly Savings to the rescue again with a master list of Huggies codes

CVS Deal Extravaganza!

Posted by Thrifty Mom on November 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

CVS is starting their Black FRIDAY sale on THURSDAY, Turkeyday. Making it a Thanksgiving Day sale but whatever. Let's not split hairs. There are mega super deals there that day. Check out the good ladies at Stockpiling Moms.

If you have been thinking about getting into one of the Drugstore "games" NOW is your time. POUNCE! Get your coupons out! If you need to print coupons visit -

HERE and to order news paper coupons check out Coupons by Dede below



Pinecone Research Panel is HIRING!

Posted by Thrifty Mom on October 29, 2011 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Pinecone Research is a survey site that pays cash through pay pal! They only take on new survey takers occationally, and when they do, they open their doors through existing members.

Doors are OPEN!

If you are interested, use this link

I received an email this morning that they were looking for more people to come aboard. You can find information about the company at:

I have been with Pinecone for just over 2 years and love them. They usually pay $3 per survey, and typically have a survey a week. Sometimes more, sometimes less. The survey reminders come to your email, and they don't send junk. Only when you have a survey waiting to take.

Patchwork Gardens

Posted by Thrifty Mom on May 5, 2010 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Just wanted to let everyone know about Patchwork Gardens! I was surfing on Local Harvest and found a farm on 3rd street in Trotwood! As I was greedily reading all the things that they grow and raise, I noticed they were looking for a 2010 intern!

The Thrifty family went to visit George and Josh on Monday. We talked and walked around the farm taking in the sites and sounds of the farm. After being shown the goats, greens and chickens, we talked about the possibility of me working there! George also offered me a dozen Oakleaf lettuce and a dozen beautiful fresh eggs! (Which I greatiously accepted!)

I should be headed down tomorrow to lend a hand! I am so exited about this oppertunity. The Patchwork Gardens are exactly what Thrifty Dad and I are dreaming of owning one day. I can't wait to get my feet wet!

If you are local and intrested in reading more about the Patchwork Gardens or are intrested in a CSA share please visit


Posted by Thrifty Mom on April 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to the Thrifty Family site! Things are coming together! Hopefully you can find some things that you can add to your life to help you live a more thrifty and fufiling life!

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