Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 30

Get a $5 credit at Snapfish when you like them on their facebook page.

Get your free cup of Yoplait

Request for your free sample of Persimmon Herbal Tea.

Join More magazine reader panel. Share your opinion, get special offers, try new products and receive exclusive event invitations

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Free Take Time to Care- Women's Health

Free Natural Nibbles Dog treat sample

Free Libby Drew signed bookplates

Free sample of Arthroxigen Horse Joint formula

Restoring America's Rivers: Preparing for the Future DVD for FREE

Free Junior Shake at Arby's no purchase required.

Over $35 in savings from P&G

$5 off $25 purchase at Dollar General 1/1 only

Print out WetOnes $1 coupon so you can get it free next week at RiteAid

Fru-Gal Column December 30

Having this column has been a rewarding experience for me for the past three years. In my presentations I have had the opportunity to hear from people about their life experiences. The stories have ranged from a single mother saying she is just making it week by week or the wonderful mother of a son that has been deployed to Afghanistan wanting to save money when sending care packages to him. Having these readers write to me about their savings and being excited is gratifying. I tell people how to change their spending habits but remember that money doesn’t always mean happiness. In these times of uncertainty we need to focus on making ourselves a better person. Getting yourself physically and mentally happy can produce great rewards for you. Start this year by reinventing yourself for free.

Clear your desk can help clear your mind. Clutter can be overwhelming, start each day by spending a few minutes straightening up. You will feel a sense of accomplishment when your desk is clear. Download a month-by-month guide that will help make 2011 you’re most organized year yet.

Education is one way to prevention. The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health is offering a free book: A Primer for Women’s Health; Learn about your body in 52 weeks. Each chapter provides information about a specific topic, from dental health to stay-healthy moves.
Join SparkPeople now and get immediate access to online calorie counter, meal plans, personalized fitness plan, support & advice, online awards & motivation plus much more. You can also download their mobile applications at:

Connect with other dieters, get support and find expert advice with the online diet community Losing Well. Starting in January, the group will participate in the 12-week EatingWell Diet Challenge program. Follow along and track your progress for the chance to win giveaways and prizes.

Follow free training programs for first-time runners, new marathoners, and more. Track your progress and share your runs with friends or training groups.

Answer a few questions about your spending then see where you can save from cell phone bills to credit bills. Work on lowering your monthly expenses towards financial freedom.

Even as Americans endured hard times, we never lost our generous spirit. Research shows that philanthropic acts can improve mental health. Find out what charity would best match your needs or your teen’s needs. or

Take a simple action to better the world. Find over 100 ways to help. For example, shut down your computer properly or use both sides of the paper. Keep track of your acts giving yourself satisfaction.

We know that it is the first few weeks of starting a habit is the hardest. For 21 days this website will send you a daily reminder and asks you to report how you did yesterday. When you falter, it rolls the count back to zero again. By the time you have done something for 21 days you will feel rewarded.

Up your chances of success by 3 times by putting money on the line. If you don’t succeed, they will send your hard earned cash to your chosen option- friend or charity.

Learning about your family history can be a rewarding and interesting experience to share with other family members. Search for census documents and marriage and death certificates for free. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness has 4,000 volunteers willing to do the legwork for you. You just need to pay expenses like postage fees. or

Let’s start getting freebies in our mailbox. The feeling of getting something special instead of just bills is exhilarating. Sign up to be a Marker’s Mark Ambassador and you will receive a free holiday gift along with other freebies throughout the year. Sign up for VocalPoint and start receiving great samples and coupons in the mail. Get exclusive offers from Dunkin Donut including a free medium beverage. and and

Get $20 in UPs rewards at Rite Aid when you purchase $100 in qualifying merchandise now through January 22. Your purchases will be tracked with your wellness card.

Read a book on any of your electronic devices like PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android Phone for free from Amazon. Just download and you will have instant access to over a thousand classic books.

Enter to win a Disney Vacation and receive a free 12 x 12 photo calendar from Snapfish.

If you are a Coke Rewards member you can snag 50 free 4x6 photos from Snapfish
Spend $20 or more on select Hasbro games, send in proof of purchase and they will send you a free gift valued between $10 and $17.

Like Steve Madden on his facebook page and you will receive a free surprise on New Year’s Day.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 28

CVS Deals

Pantene buy two shampoo or conditioner for $6.97
get $2 extracare bucks
use $3 coupon from 12/26 paper
Final price = 2 for $1.97

Dawn on sale for 94 cents
Use 50 cents coupon from 12/26 paper
Final price = 44 cents

Tone Body Wash $3.88
Get $3 in extracare bucks
Use $1.00 coupon from (look under personal care)
Final price = money maker after extracare bucks

Tide $5.97
$1 extracare bucks
$1 coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = $3.97

Gillette Fusion $9.99
$4 in extracare bucks
$4 coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = $1.99

Rite Aid Deal

Gillette Fusion Razor $9.97
$4 coupon in 12/26 paper
$5 in UPs reward
Final price = 97 cents

Pantene shampoo or conditioner 2 for $7
$1 in UPs reward
$3 coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = 2 for $3

Vicks DayQuil or NyQuil $5
$3 coupon in 12/26 paper
$2 in UPs reward
Final price = FREE

Old Spice Body Spray 2 for $8
Use Buy One Get One free coupon in 12/26 (will take off $4)
$3 in UPs rewards
Final price = 2 for $1

Gillette Clinical Strength $7.99
$3 coupon in 12/26 paper
$3 in UPs reward
Final price = $1.99

Crest ProHealth Toothpaste $2.79
75 cents coupon in 12/26
$1 in UPs reward
Final price = $1.04

Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoos 2 for $5
Use buy one get one free coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = 2 for $2.50

Kroger Deals- these are some great deals sorry to friends that don't have a local Kroger
Kroger is having a mega sale again. You buy four participating items and get $4 off your grocery bill. This is the same as getting $1 off each item. Now remember the best way to use this deal is have a coupon on top of the $1 off deal.

Herbal Essences or Aussie products $2.99
Use Buy One Get One free coupon in 12/26 paper
This included in the mega deal so it is $1.99 each but the coupon for buy one get one free will take off $2.99
Final price = 99 cents for two

Crest Mouthwash on sale for $3.37
Use $2 coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = $1.37

Oral B toothbrush on sale $1.50
Use 75 cents coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = 75 cents

Crest toothpaste on sale $1.50
Use 75 cents coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = 75 cents

Glide Floss on sale $1.50
Use 75 cents coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = 75 cents

Old Spice Deodorant $2.35
Use buy deodorant get body wash free coupon in 12/26 paper
Old Spice Body Wash $3.50
Both are in mega sale deal
Final price for both = 35 cents for two

Dawn renewal $1.64
Use 50 cents coupon in 12/26 paper
Final price = 64 cents

Coast Soap on sale for $1
Print out $1 coupon on (look under personal care)
Final price = FREE

This would of been a good week to buy two papers

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 27

Hope everyone had a Happy Holiday!

Get a free 8x10 canvas print from Canvas people for only $14.99 shipping and handling.

Reserve your own Chick-fil-A sandwich today only for the premiere tasting of the Spicy Chicken Biscuit

Get All You's simple, low-cost pie recipes with the free All You Recipe Book

Get some great personalized notecards at up to 65% off. I have ordered them in the past they were a high quality product- additional clearance 60% off enter promotional code MADNESS or 65% off Chester products with promotional code CHESTER

Two years of ELLE subscription for $3.99 just enter promotional code CHRISTMAS

Get up to 70% off on Croc website but get an additional 10% off when you enter promotional code FABULOUS10 use promotional code fallship to get free shipping,default,pg.html

Buy One get One FREE Little Caesar's pizza coupon -this was my dinner for tonight not bad two pizzas for $5.30

Buy One Get One Free Dippin' Dot Coffee Product

High Value $2 coupon on any Athenos product could mean free product

1 year Weight Watchers magazine for $2.99 just enter WEIGHT to knock the price down to $2.99

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fru-Gal Column December 23

This week I made a very rare appearance at the mall. I had to bring someone to do some shopping so off to the mall we went. Sears had a coupon good only two days for $10 off $20 purchase on apparel. This I thought was a great high value coupon. When we were checking out I had printed two coupons one for each of us. I thought even though it was her purchase I would break it up two ways to redeem two of the coupons. When checking out we said hello to our cashier asking her if she was having a good day. I don’t know if this was the trigger of her generous offering but she let us break our purchase into five purchases using the $10 coupon five times ultimately saving my friend $50. When I teach my classes I have heard some bad stories along with good couponing experiences. In all my years of couponing I would have to say that I have had much more positive experiences than negative experiences. Let’s take a quick lesson in Couponing Etiquette 101.

1. Be organized when you get to the register. I tend to use the self- scan register so I can check prices as I go. You would be surprised how many times items ring up wrong. If you use a cashier, be friendly. He or She is the person whom may have to put a little extra effort into making sure your coupons work. So be friendly. It is helpful for the cashier to have any items that are going to be free say for example buy one get one free coupons be at the end of the checkout. The cashier will have to go through the register tape to find the original price of that item so if it is at the end not so much work for them.
2. Trying to get one over on a cashier is dishonest. Make sure you have the right item for your coupon. Size can be a factor whether the coupon may work or having the appropriate quantity. You may have to look at some fine print on the coupon. If a coupon beeps at the register tell the cashier politely that you do have the item does he want to see it. If he doesn’t want to honor the coupon and you do have the item, ask to see the store manager. Most of the time a store wants you to leave happy. They will work with you but being respectful will always be a plus.
3. I tell people that when you are walking through a store there are many opportunities to get coupons from blinkies, tearpads or peelies. There is no reason you need to take all of them. Be polite and take a few. You will even see people leaving coupons with items for the next person to benefit from. I have myself have given coupons to someone that I have seen buying an item when I have a couple extra share the wealth.
4. When printing coupons online you can sometimes print multiple copies but each time there is usually a unique access or security code, this is there to stop you from going to a copying machine. Using coupons as the manufacturer intended will only help couponers receive more online coupon deals on products.
5. Don’t become a shelf clearer. I know it is tempting to wipe a shelf out but remember someone else may need the product also.
6. I get asked if I feel uncomfortable when I go to checkout with many coupons. It doesn’t take much time if you use the above tips. I have said sorry to someone behind me when I have had to hold the line up. I do want to emphasize that this is your hard earned money. You put effort into couponing don’t be embarrassed to ask for a manager or hold up a line for a short time.

I want to wish all my readers a wonderful holiday season. Remember that it is a season of giving not who got the most presents or the most expensive gift. Giving of the heart can be rewarding.
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children turn previous year’s Christmas cards into “new” cards for the next season. Only the card front can be used (please check to make sure the back side is clear of writing). Mail donations to: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Recycled Card Program, 100 St. Jude’s Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

Read a book with your child and We Give Books and the Opportunities for Children to Help Others Project put books in the hands of underprivileged children across America.

Give food to animals living in shelters by clicking on an answer, and every day you do they will provide 10 pieces of kibble to Animal Shelters. and

Expand your vocabulary on and the United Nations World Food Program donates rice to the hungry.

Send a free printed postcard to military personnel stationed overseas showing your support and appreciation.

Send a personalized Well-Wish message to a friend to let them know you have selected two teas just for them from Yogi tea.

Get 25 free black and white, single-sided, letter or legal size, self-service copies. This is a perfect opportunity to print out a personal Christmas family newsletter to give to family members.

Get 25% off your bill at TGI Fridays coupon

Like CVS on their facebook page and receive a 20% off holiday shopping pass coupon.

Share and Print your own personalized ESPN Poster

Free tote from Yankee Candle when you buy 2 candles and get 2 candles free.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 22

Today only Men's Fitness magazine subscription is $4.30 use promotional code PXCJ12 to get an additional 15% off making the final price $3.73

Buy one get one free coupon when you like Vitamin Water on their facebook page

Get a free rental at Blockbuster Express 12/23 and 12/24 when you use code thanku

Avatar -three disc extended collector's edition $15.49 originally $34.90

99 cents off a 99 cents Ruffles bag when you like Ruffles on their facebook page

CVS has character 20-25 ct. Band Aids on sale for $2.49 get $2.00 extracare bucks back
Final cost 49 cents

You can also create a year full of Disney memories on your own 12 month 12 x 12 wall calendar- and the first 100,000 individuals who enter the sweepstakes will receive a redemption code to receive one free from Snapfish

My Little Pony Mermaid Pony Playset $14.99 originally $44.99

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno
Get two free room nights in January and February

Get a free new pet exam at Banfield at PetSmart

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 19

Sorry for not posting for a couple of days. I was visiting my niece and nephews for the holidays. I wanted to tell you my highlight for the weekend was when I had Santa call my seven year old niece on the phone. This was a free service that I posted in my column on Thursday. Her eyes were so wide and she couldn't believe that Santa called her. As I say over and over again something free can make a priceless memory.

Get a year subscription to Family Circle for $2.99 just enter promotional code CIRCLE

Coupon for $8 off The Twilight Saga: Eclipse from

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer DVD game on sale $4.99 originally $19.99 75% off

High value $2 coupon for Glad ForceFlex Trashbags

Free sample of Rachael Ray's dog food

Barbie Fairytopia $4.99 originally $9.99 50% off- get $5 credit for video on demand

Free kids meal with adult entree purchase tomorrow only at Chili's

75% off Outerwear at Amazon

Overtime Pain Relief Lotion free sample

Breathe Right strips free sample

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fru-Gal Column December 16

When people say to me “I love your column!”, I then say do you use my suggestions, some say yes but some say not yet but I need to. This Special New Year - 1/11/11 is the time to start a new routine. I can’t stress enough that the tips I give throughout the year in my column and on my website can save you thousands. I already had someone come up to me this holiday season and tell me that I saved her over $300 on her holiday shopping. I am not asking you to do a major overhaul but let’s start with doing five small things in January to help you on your way to becoming financially, emotionally, and physically better this 2011. Watch to see what my five suggestions in February will be.

1. If you don’t have a slow cooker put it on your gift list. Just this Sunday my husband made a terrific dinner. When we sat down he said you know this dinner cost around $20 and if we went out to dinner it would be at least $80. The kicker is with the leftovers we had enough for lunch the next day. I know when you work all day the last thing you want to do is make dinner. The best dinner is when you come home and all you have to do is make some side dishes because your main dish is already made in your slow cooker. Go online to get some tips and recipes on how to use your slow-cooker.

2. I hate to say this over and over again but you need to know how much money is coming in and how much money is going out. is a wonderful resource to help you figure this out. When you have this information in hand you will be able to better understand your finances. The feeling of paying off all your bills will offset all the anxiety you may have starting this process.
3. Last Friday I spent too many hours looking for a piece of paper I needed to fill out a form. Let me tell you after a trash bag of shredded paper and a backseat of stuff for Goodwill I felt better because my office became less cluttered. Plan on making your live less cluttered especially after all the presents you receive for the holidays. If you received a new sweater let’s give an old sweater to Goodwill or Salvation Army. During my rant on Friday, I couldn’t believe all the paper that I accumulate. The Federal Trade Commission wants to help. The credit bureaus offer a toll-free number that enables you to “opt-out” of having pre-approved credit offers sent to you for five years. Call 1-888-567-8688 or visit Many of your cable, phone and other expenses offer you a special gift if you go paperless. Check it out.

4. I tell you time and time again that you can have family time for free. Your local library is a wonderful resource for free entertainment. You can check out movies, books, music even games or participate in all of their free programs offered. Go online to for all the latest free events happening in the area. If it is a newly released film you want to see check out your local theatres for discounted matinee times. Want to get a free rental at Blockbuster Express just enter promotional code XU14A doesn’t expire until January 7. Don’t forget to look for those Orville Redenbacher popcorn boxes that offer free Redbox codes inside.

5. Take a walk. Kentucky is blessed with many beautiful walking trails take advantage of this free resource. Now open is the Legacy Trail a 12 mile walking, biking, interpretive trail and public art venue. Go to your local parks and recreation website to find all their offerings.

Enjoy online storytime by Barnes & Noble with this month’s featured story “Polar Express” read by the book’s author Chris Van Allsburg. Every month they feature a new popular kids story read out loud.

Send a personalized call from Santa

Get a free personalized letter from Santa courtesy of Walgreens

Get a free personalized Christmas, Birthday or Love song to send to someone special.

Send a magical card to the North Pole on behalf of a child and Santa Claus will send back a personalized video.

Elf yourself at Office Max by creating your own personalized elf to send to family and friends.

Send your friends and family a personalized greeting via Coca-Cola and Facebook. They’ll receive a cute polar bear video and a coupon for 99 cents off a 14,16 or 20oz Coke. A fresh supply of coupons arrive every Monday at 6pm.

Lowe’s is having a Last-Minute Gift-A-Thon! Get up to 90% off! Just like them on their facebook page and on Friday, December 17 at 10am thru December 19 till 11pm they will have limited amount of 90% off values.

$10 off when you spend $20 or more in apparel and accessories purchase at Sears coupon has a new $5 coupon off Shrek Forever After DVD.

This week only the Disney Store is offering buy one get one free on plush animals and kids sleepware.

Meijer Store is running a Levi Jean promotion this week: Buy any two signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Jeans or Casual Pants for the family and get a $10 Meijer gift card by mail. (rebate form will print out at register) Boy’s and Girl’s Denim are on sale for $13 each.
Get your free sample of Pampers UnderJams.

Pick up a free sample of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Liquid Nude when you stop by Sephora inside JCPenney with coupon.

Get your free sample of Magic Spice even add your own personalized message to the sample.

Feed it Forward and want to build community and lift people’s spirits by giving the gift of $10 gift certificates for free. You can give up to 40 $10 gift certificates every day until December 31.

This week at Rite Aid buy two Rite Aid brand gift wrap tape where they are buy one get one free costing you just $1.49 but use your wellness card and receive $2.00 back in UPs rewards which will in the end have you making 51 cents on the deal.
Like Birds Eye Vegetables on their facebook page and receive a coupon for 50 cents. They are on sale for 88 cents at Krogers this week making them free-remember the coupon will double.

Free cup of Yoplait yogurt.

Like Bic on their facebook page for a high-value $5 coupon on any BIC mark-it permanent markers

Like Heluva Good Dip on their facebook page for $1 coupon to help with spreading holiday cheer

Like Kenmore on their facebook page and they will send a dozen cookies to a soldier away from with a personal message of support.

Visit Life Adventure Center, 570 Milner Rd. Versailles and meet their Reindeer on Thursday, December 16th from 3pm to 6pm. You will be able to learn about the reindeer, enjoy festive music, sip on hot chocolate and make “Magic Reindeer Dust” for FREE.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 15

Buy one get one free box of Special K Cereal coupon

Another Rite Aid Deal

Buy two ecotools get the second one for 50% off
Receive $5 in UPs rewards
I ended up getting two items for free.
Ecotools are environmentally friendly spa tools

Coffee-mate $1.00 coupon just like them on their facebook page

Free posters from Cabot Cheese

Log in to Cellfire on Thrusday, December 16th between 10am to 2pm to find out what special coupon Santa brings you. For Kroger stores only- everyone will get a $coupon from 50 cents to $5.

$50 off $100 purchase at NY and Company just enter code 6207 good only today

Twilight movie on sale at Amazon originally $22.99 now $5.49 and you will also get a $5 video on demand credit.

Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic originally $29.99 now $5.99 there also is a $2 rebate for the product

Free sample of Starbucks Vanilla from Amazon

Aeropostale wool plaid-lined pea coat was $99.50 now $29.85

Save $5 off your movie ticket from PNC bank and Fandango

Free download from Amazon - Money Girls's Smart Moves to Deal with Your Debt Kindle

Free sample of Wellness dog or cat food

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 14

Free sample of Shout Color Catcher sample

Free sample of Natural Nutrition Cat Food

Free Huggies Pull-Ups interactive potty training DVD

25% your bill at TGI Fridays

Big sale at today, up to 75% off. If you haven't ordered from them yet use promotional code 123diapers for 15% off. If you have previously ordered try GET10PCT. Shipping is free whenyou spend either $49 on or if you purchase one item from add to your card and all you have to spend is $25 to get free shipping. So you can add a $1 item from to get the shipping

Disney's Family Fun magazine subscription for $2.99. Just enter promotional code FUN
I loved this magazine when my kids where little

OK I think that one of the items everyone is trying to get this holiday season is Pillow Pets. I have seen them all over the internet at around $19.99 now Tanga has them for $4.99. Not the real pillow pets but they are cute.

40% off and free shipping for Lee Jeans

Buy one of 31 qualifying DVDs from Amazon and get a promotional code which you can redeem for a certificate valid for one admission to Little Fockers

Mega Bloks Ironman 2 Hall of Armour Playset originally $29.99 now $8.99 70% off

Free holiday picture from Picture Me at Walmart

Send a friend a holiday ecard and both of you will get a buy one get one free coupon for Old Orchard Juice

Free subscription to Martha Stewarts Whole Living magazine

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 13

Holiday Time Santa Bundle Set was $15 now $6 from Walmart*tA&sourceid=19094726240893720290

Amazon Deal of the Day-
Scotch Thermal Laminator orginally $80.49 now just $16.99 79% off

Wii Disney SIng It High School Musical 3
originally $29.99 now $9.99

Educo by Hape International Park n' Go Garage- this looks like a great wooden parking garage to play with toy cars originally $69.95 now $21 70% off
Today Snapfish deal is buy one calendar get two free. Just use promotional code MERRY1215

Like Bird's Eye Vegetable on their facebook page and receive a 50 cents coupon. They are on sale this week at Krogers for 88 cents so when the coupon doubles this will make them free.

Today only get $10 off $40 purchase at and get free shipping. Just use promotional code TEN40

Free cup of Yoplait yogurt

If someone you know is looking for a electric guitar, amp, shoulder strap and picks for $69.99 half off at Target plus free shipping.

Rite Aid moneymaker deal-
Buy two Gift Wrap Tape for $1.49 each
Buy one get one free deal so minus $1.49
Receive $2 in UPs reward when you use your wellness card
Final price = 51 cents moneymaker

Another of the same deal but buy two boxes of Rite Aid Envelopes at $2.29 each
Minus $2.29 for buy one get on free deal
Receive $2 in UPs reward when you use your wellness card
Final price = 29 cents for two boxes of envelopes

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 10

My friends at Race for Education are auctioning off a great UK Basketball Experience
They have a package, donated to them by Michael Dubb for a great UK basketballexperience Monday, January 3rd. Dinner for 4 (2 kids, 2 adults) with CoachCalipari and the team at the Wildcat Lodge. Then head over to Rupp where youwill have 2 seats behind the bench and 2 kids will have the opportunity toserve as ball boys for the game against Pennsylvania. You can bid on thispackage on ebay Right now it is only $200- could make an interesting holiday present for someone

Get a year subscription to Whole Living. You do have to fill out a survey that takes about two minutes.

Boscia is giving away Peppermint Blotting Linens when you like them on their facebook page

Until December 11 order $30 in magazine subscriptions through Amazon get $10 credit for

15% off your Staples purchase coupon. Use this to purchase the batteries that you get your full purchase price back in Staples rewards.

Get a free sample from Sam's Club of Purina ONE Dog food (you don't need to be a member)

Get $10 off your total purchase of $10 or more at Hallmark

Here is a money maker at Walgreens
Buy 6 of Hallmark 20 sheet tissue paper
Use coupon for 3/$1 in weekly flyer
Pay only $2
Get $5 back to use for your next shopping visit

Remember that Walgreens now has Jingle Cash. For every $25 you spend get $5 back to use your next shopping visit. So $50 you get $10 so on and so on.

Get a bracelet from Toms shoe

Friday only Whole Foods
Whole Catch Mini Crab Cakes $6.99 a box (15 count) usually $10.99 a box

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 9

Upload your photos at Snapfish FREE PRINTS I am sorry but it looks like today only
Order 50 - 4x6 photo prints you can choose a variety
Use promotional code HPINK50 at checkout
Shipping is free.
This deal is for new and existing customers

Don't stop believing from Glee

12 issues free subscription to Boating Magazine

VISA deal of the Day at Living Social. Get $115 for $50 worth of men's clothing at Bonobos if you use your Visa card you will get another deal for FREE
Shipping is free.

Another SeeHere deal.
Personalize mug starting at $12.99 use promotional code mug-24 to save 40% off your mug
This should include free overnight shipping

Toys Story two-disc special edition blu-ray/dvd combo originally $39.99 now $11.99 70% off

Free Blockbuster Express Kiosk code for free DVD rental XU14A

Fru-Gal Column December 9

This weekend my family and I ventured out to get a Christmas tree. When I was going through my Christmas decorations discovering the handmade ornaments from my boys made me smile. It brought back many holiday memories, those memories where not of expensive presents I received but of skating parties, sledding and spending time with my family. As you are shopping remember this piece of advice, a gift is more precious when it comes from your heart.

Use the internet to your advantage. There are many easy-to-use sites that you can earn bonus bucks when you buy everything from household essentials to the lastest high-tech gadgets. Take the time to view these sites especially if you are shopping online for your holiday presents.

At you can receive 2 to 12 percent back from an enormous selection of online sellers including Walmart, Bath & Body Works, and Ralph Lauren. Once you accrue $20 in savings, the company mails you a check.

Use the comparison-shopping tool from this website will display all the merchants selling the item you want with retail prices, valid coupon codes, and cash-back amounts, which range from 1 to 30 percent, depending on the retailer. Request your earnings, paid by check or via PayPal, at any time.

Get coupon codes from for free shipping from 1,200 retailers, including Nordstrom and Sephora, in addition to earning as much as 25 percent cash back. When you make your first purchase, the site will deposit an additional $5 into your account. Checks are mailed quarterly.

Receive email alerts from when a new deal is posted for a specific brand or product. Shoppers can get 1 to 40 percent back on their buys from merchants as varied as Sony, Orbitz, and Athleta. Once you earn $10, receive your money by check or via PayPal at any time.

This holiday season, when you purchase anything at Toys R Us use your reward card to earn 10% back on all your purchases. Just think get a $1 back when you make a $10 purchase, sign up now for Rewards “R” Us.
Cash in $40 or more at any Coinstar Machine to receive an eCertificate or gift card. Get a promotional code for a $10 bonus that will be on your receipt. Basically it is like getting $50 for $40 worth of change.

Join Upromise now to help get money for college bills and student loans buying things you need like groceries, shop online, filling your gas tank and much more. Even though you may not get cash in hand you will receive a check toward college bills or money towards paying down a student loan. Upromise even loads digital coupons to your shoppers card and the savings goes toward your college account.

Donate your football cleats, gloves and NFL merchandise to receive a $10 cash card from Sports Authority

If you are going to the Fayette Mall to do your shopping make sure you pick up your own Book of Savings from customer service. Remember before you go to any mall visit their website for any online coupons available.

If you are planning a party get 50% off one item at PartyCity

Every day through Christmas, Amazon will unveil a new holiday song available for free download.

Rite Aid is offering a great deal on Holiday Candy. Buy three packages of Hershey Kisses for $6 then use buy two get one free coupon from 12/5 Sunday paper along with $1 coupon from Rite Aid Video Values to bring price down to $1 each but you will then receive a $1 UP reward to use towards your next shopping trip.

HSN is offering a holiday deal for first time users. Save $20 off your first purchase of $40 or more. Just use promotional code 988048 when ordering. Watch HSN and call 1-800-284-7171 to order.

Learn Out Loud is offering a free download of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Don’t forget that we have started a new month. So now is the time to go through your coupons and throw away all expired coupons but also the time to go online and load new digital coupons on your Kroger Plus Card. They have just added a $5 coupon when you buy 5 Keebler products at This means that you will get a $1 off each item pair this with the mega sale and you can get Keebler Fudge Shop Cookies for 49 cents each great for a holiday party.

Take $10 off your photo gift order of $20 or more purchase at Walgreens. Enter coupon code CREATIVE at checkout thru Saturday, December 11.

Use coupon in 12/5 Sunday Parade for two free 5x7 HP photo greetings card.

Digital Coupon Websites
Santa’s reindeer will be at Lexington Green Mall off Nicholasville Rd on December 11 from 10am to noon. If you are a restaurant employee bring your pay stub to get a free 4x6 picture with Santa.

Lexington Public Library at Tates Creek Branch will have holiday storytime and craft on Saturday, December 11 starting at 11am. Ages 4 & up. Registration required call 859-231-5580.
Lexington Public Library at Beaumont Branch will have holiday fun storytime and craft on Wednesday, December 15 from 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-10. Registration is required just call 859-231-5570.

Join Clark County Library at 370 S. Burne Avenue in Winchester on Saturday, December 11 from 10am to 12pm to meet Santa.

If you know anyone in the military that you would like to have a gift pack sent to them from SCION

Receive a $5 rebate from Real Simple Magazine when you purchase $15 of qualifying products

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 8

OK this is it. If you haven't gotten your holiday cards yet this is the deal. SeeHere is offering 50 cards for FREE. Just pay shipping. Enter promotional code 50cards. Shipping is $4.99 or 2 day shipping for $6.74.

College Hoodies on sale 2 for $40.

Through December 25 you can get $25 off any $100 purchase of DEWALT power tools or power tool accessories from Amazon- check out the tools some are marked 50% off already

Today only get 40% off and free shipping from
Look under the sale items for some great prices on sneakers and cleats
Just enter coupon code FRPUMAJUST4U

Walgreens has a special four day sale.

Coupon in flyer for $4 off all $9.99 toys

Crayola Pop Art Pixies $5.99
use $4 coupon
Final price= $1.99

Another Kroger mega deal- has added a new coupon for Buy 3 Cesar Canine Entree get one free. These are going down to 25 cents with mega deal but the coupon will deduct 75 cents. Final cost is 6 cents each.

Tonka Chuck's Stunt Park originally $42.99 now $14.99 65% off

Fisher-Price TRIO King's Warship originally $29.99 now $14.99 50% off

Fisher-Price 3 in 1 Smart Sports originally $64.99 now $17.99 72% off

Playskool Wheel Pals Jungle Journey originally $16.99 now $5.99 65% off

Mega Bloks Deluxe Dual-Blast Dragon Hunter originally $34.99 now $12.99 63% off

$8 coupon for Cars Toon: Mater's Tal Tales Blu/Ray DVD Combo Pack

Get a coupon for $25 off AirTran Airways on their facebook page

C9 by Champion Women's 3 in 1 Cold-Weather Jacket deal of the day from Target
originally $59.99 now $19.99
Try promotional code JUH5H3OD to save an additional 10% off.

$10 off $10 purchase at Bath & Body Works just enter code F102785

Cheryls Cookies Deal- Shimmering Snowflake Bundle originally $22.99 now $19.99
Use code TENFORME to get $10 off any order of $10 or more. You do have to pay shipping.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 7

I told you the other day to load the $5 digital coupons from on to your saving card. Look for the Keebler display that has the Ultimate Holiday Guide full of coupons to sweeten the deal. Also, in the booklet is a rebate for $10 when you buy 10 of Keebler participating products. You do need to buy all the products in one transaction but with the digital coupons, paper coupons, mega sale and rebate you can get 10 Keebler products for FREE.

Amazon prices change quickly. What I see might not be there anymore.

108ct Ceylon Tea Chest from Amazon was $59.99 now $19.99

Corel Paintshop Photo Pro software from Amazon was $129.99 now $25.00

$3 dollar shipping today only at Hautelook

Buy one get one free on all LeapFrog TAG books

Today at Walmart Fisher Price Thomas & Friends Trackmaster Shake Shake Bridge Playset was $24.97 now $10

iPhone case - Orange,Black from Amazon was $26.10 now $6.72
iPhone pink case is marked down to .18 cents

Puma Store is having a friends and family event where you can get 40% off your entire order and free shipping using code FRPUMAJUST4U through 12/9

Hefty Zoo Pals $1 coupon on click under household. This is a high value coupon

$1 coupon for Hershey's Pot of Gold Chocolates use this at RiteAid to get a box for 99 cents

1 year subscription to SHAPE magazine for only $1.99 when you enter promotional code SHAPE
1 year subscription to GOLF Digest Magazine for only $2.99 when you enter promotional code GOLF
1 year subscription to Parent Magazine for only $4.99 when you enter promotional code PARENTS

Free shipping at Disney Store just enter promotional code TOYMANIA

Free samples of CoverGirl Blast Collection

DeLonghi Espresso Machine was $210 now $81.75 plus $20 rebate Final price = $61.75

Meijer Deal-
Buy four Hanes packaged socks or underwear for the family and get $10 off instantly

Target Unadvertised Deal-
Pop Art Pixel Kits from $9.99
$4 printable coupon try to print two
Get a $5 Target Gift Card when you purchase two
Final Price can start at $3.49 each

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 5

Seeing that it is so cold outside, I have been spending time on the computer. I know I have already sent you an update today but here is another one with a whole lot of great stuff. You probably won't hear from me tomorrow.

Whole Foods is having a free event this Tuesday evening from 5pm to 7pm. They will have complimentary hor d'oeuvres, recipes, gift-giving ideas, and more. Register for door prizes, and visit their eggnog bar in the wine shop. You also can participate in an optional $3 beer sampling to benefit Home at Last Animal Sanctuary.

Venus Spa Breeze Holiday Gift Set Caddy plus subscription to Allure for 1 year. Value $23.00 (you can opt out of the magazine subscription and get a $9.00 rebate)- free shipping

HP all in one printer from Walmart for $20
I had one of these for many years and it worked great, copies, scans and prints

Like Birds Eye on their facebook page and receive a 50 cents coupon and Birds Eye will donate $1 to Share Our Strength to help feed kids better
Use this coupon on mega deal at Krogers to get Birds Eye for 49 cents

Digital coupon at for $5 off 5 Keebler products. Use this with Kroger mega sale get 5 boxes for 49 cents each.

Office Depot coupon for $10 off $25 qualifying purchase. Also $5 off your qualifying $10 UPS postal service.

Get this cute picnic set - four plates, four knives, four forks, four spoons and four tablespoons for $3.99 at Women Within and enter promotional code WW47491 to receive free shipping.

Print out 50 cent coupon on two Milky Way bars at if your store doubles coupons this can get you some free candy. has LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set on sale for $10 save $11.99 55%

CVS deal
AZO itch relief $6.99
get $5 extra care bucks
use $2 printable coupon
Final price= FREE

Everyday go to 25 Days of Christmas page and look for the Deck the Hall box click on the picture and you will earn DIsney rewards points. If you are not a member join. When you buy any Disney DVD or go to Disney movie you can enter your ticket info or info from the box to get points toward free stuff from Disney.

Our coupon flyers did not include the Hasbro coupons for Hungry Hippo, Elefun or Bounce
Here are the online printables
You should be able to use the coupon for the travel size Hungry Hippo at Target to make this FREE
These are high value $5 coupons

Lots of Play-Doh 50% off at Amazon

Rite Aid Deal-
Buy 3 Hershey Mini Kisses for $6
Use Buy two get one free coupon in 12/5 Sunday paper
get $1 UP reward
$1 RiteAid video coupon
Final price = $2 for three bags

Get a special treat when you like Biore on their facebook page

Free sample of Stayfree

Get a subscription for 26 weeks of Wall Street Journal. You do need to answer a short survey but it is worth it.

Fru-Gal Update December 5

Free Excedrin coupon

Enter a UPC code from Swiffer to receive a free cookbook from Reader's Digest called Quick Food: Gourmet Recipes in just 30 minutes

Free Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book

Free Hire your first employee book from Intuit

30 days of Grateful Dead music

Free All-Bran Promise Pack Offer

Get 50% off site wide at on Sunday 12/5 and Monday 12/6 only. Just enter promotional code 2day when you check out. Most deals are also offering free shipping.
Order 20 photo stickers for $1.49 shipped- great stocking stuffer idea

If you go to Blockbuster today just say Blockbuster has new low prices you'll get a free $2.99 top pick

KMart is doubling coupons up to $2 good Dec 5 thru Dec 7. They have restrictions so be prepared to look at the policy on the back of their flyer.

Text BEAR to 69866 and you'll get a coupon for $10 off your $30 or more Build a Bear purchase

Go to for buy one sweater and get a second one free just use promotional code ONSWEATER at checkout. I don't know how long this is going to last.

Get a personalized stocking from Kohl's for $3.60 to $4.50 depending on tax free shipping
Just enter promotional code FREECCDEC for free shipping and enter NEXTORDER20 for 20% off your order;jsessionid=sH1jM7TSv4pBx8QrzhB6Z0VRGdmdVW9ZBPZPJ3MJ6yCmGNNpJ3B9!-420038270!228852046#

or monogrammed kitchen towels for up to $3.00 after codes at Kohl's
Look for other holiday deals

Today Starbuck deal is a Frosted Starbucks Tumbler just $6.99 originally $10.95

Sign up for CVS emails and receive a coupon for $4 off $20 purchase

or sign up for CVS emails and receive a Buy 2 get 1 FREE Zhu Zhu Pets. They are on sale this week for Buy 1 Get 1 Free so I think it ends up being $3.29 each when you buy three

Like Hanes on their facebook page and then click on donate to help Hanes donate 500,000 pairs of socks to The Salvation Army

Everyday with Rachael Ray is now on sale for 88% off at Discount Magazine. Just enter promotional code 4662

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 3

Donate your football cleats, gloves and NFL merchandise and receive a $10 cash card from Sports Authority

Magazine subscription to Barrons

$5 off $5 purchase at Hallmark coupon

$5 personalized stocking stuffers from Snapfish

Free Wendys new sea salt french fries coupon

Diabetes Library Boxed Set of five booklets and motivational magnet

Get $10 off $10 or more purchase at just enter promotional code GIVEJOY at checkout

If you are planning a party get 50% off one item at PartyCity

If you are looking for a dress for a holiday party get 60% off at Fashion Bug

Get $5 off any $25 purchase at Dollar General this Saturday only

Today only take 40% off one item at Land's End just enter promotional code SAVE40 and pin number 9019

Today's deal at Starbuck is buy on get one free 12pk of Starbuck's VIA instant coffee

Santa and Geoffrey will be at ToysRUs on Saturday from 12-3pm. Enjoy storytime, pictures with Santa, and decorate your own gingerbread cookies plus giveaways. Call your local store to confirm time.

Sign up for Lowes Build and Grow free clinic this Saturday your child can build a train caboose

Download coupon for Land O' Lakes bistro deli meat buy one get one free they are on sale at Krogers for $3.00

If you know anyone in the military that you would like to have a gift pack sent to them from SCION

Get a fleece blanket from Kohls that is originally $14.99 for $5.25 enter promotional code NEXTORDER20 and then FREECCDEC for free shipping. bringing the price down to $4.45

This Saturday Christmas at Andover - free hay rides, train, live animals, refreshments and more for free.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fru-Gal Column December 2

We made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday; I hope you got all the sales you were looking for. As online buying is becoming the most popular way to shop, scammers are out in full force. Take steps to help protect yourself. Don’t forget you also have Free Shipping Day on December 17 that many major websites will be participating in.

· Don’t open attachments or click on links if they seem at all suspicious. Doing so could let spyware or viruses in.
· Invest in protection for your computer. Getting antivirus and anti-spyware software should keep out programs that log your keystrokes to steal passwords and financial information.
· Steer clear of websites that look like or but are actually fakes set up to steal your data.
· Once you are checkout out, be sure that you’re on a secure page. The address should begin with “https,” not “http.” The “s” indicates an encrypted connection, so even if you’re financial information is intercepted, it can’t be read. A gold lock on the bottom of the page signals the same thing.
· Your computer is more vulnerable on a public wireless network. So sitting in a coffee shop using their wireless feed is probably not a safe place to order online.
· Pay with a credit card, and by law you’ll be liable for no more than $50 in fraudulent charges. Using a debit card is stickier. Though MasterCard and Visa match the liability cap, the overall legal protections aren’t as strong. And once the money is gone from your bank account, you could face delays and hassles in getting it back.

· Several credit card issuers, including Bank of America, Citibank, and Discover, will give you an account number that becomes invalid after one use. Call customer service to find out more.
Don’t forget to cash in on your rewards from your credit card. There are three categories: cash back, rewards points and frequent-flier miles. If you carry a credit card balance, forgo a rewards card. Instead, find out if you can accrue points on your debit card by signing for purchases as “credit” instead of debit at the cash register.

Each card’s rewards program is structured differently, so it’s important to compare cards and consider which one best meshes with your spending habits. Check to see if there is a cap on the amount of cash back you can receive in a year.

During the holiday season many of your credit card reward programs are offering to double, triple even quadruple your rewards. Check out your credit online for any special programs.
No more gifting gaffes. Before you waste your time and money again this holiday, hop onto Select a gift card from more than 150 brands and send it via email, text or Facebook. The best part is he or she can swap that card you got for another card without you even knowing.

We love personalized photo cards because everyone on your list gets a cute greeting starring your family plus no tedious hand-signing necessary. Place an order on and take 30 percent off its entire line of cards, as well as classic photo books and calendar through January 10. Just enter promotional code LHJ30 at checkout.

If you are buying gift cards for certain restaurants go directly to the restaurant because many are giving bonus cards when you buy a specific dollar amount.

Get 40 cents off per gallon on your next fill-up at Kroger or Shell when you spend $100 on qualifying gift cards at Kroger with your Plus Card between November 21 and December 11.

Look for Coors Lite mail-in-rebate at your Kroger stores mail in your gift card receipts and you can get a check for $10 with $50 worth of gift card purchase. Remember in the state of Kentucky you do not have to purchase the beer.

From December 1 through December 24 patrons who purchase gift cards at any Bluegrass Hospitality Group Restaurant will be able to designate 20 percent of the cards total amount to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass. Just print out letter that you will present to any Malone’s location or Sal’s Chophouse when you purchase your gift cards.

Purchase a CVS $25 gift ecard by email and receive a $5 gift ecard for yourself.

Purchase a Target Gift Card for $20 or more and Target will donate $1 per card to The St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Get up to $20 back from RIteAid this holiday season. Just enter all your receipts throughout December and if you spend over $100 you will get a $20 check back.

Receive a $5 Walmart Card when you buy at least three different qualifying products at Walmart and mail in receipts before 1/31/11
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector
George Foreman SkiLite Searing Skillet
George Foreman Panini Press Open Grill
George Foreman Smart Kitchen Multicooker
Fruit of the Loom (Any Ladies’ 6 Pack of socks)
Depend Variety Pack (Men’s or Women’s)
Poise Thin Comfort
Kleenex Hand Towels
Viva Big Roll
Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Crumbles
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara

Make sure you have plenty of batteries for all your presents. Go to Staples or Office Depot to purchase 12 pack and receive your full purchase price back in Staple Rewards or a Office Depot Gift Card. You have to be a member of their reward programs so sign up in store before purchase.

December 4 and December 5 receive 30% off your purchases at CVS

Speedy Rewards would like to give you a holiday treat. Receive 250 bonus points by simply presenting your online coupon along with your Speedy Rewards cards.
Get 13 Holiday Tunes downloaded for FREE from Target.

Sign up for Culver’s Text Club and receive special offers and promotions. Best of all you will receive a text for a free scoop of fresh frozen custard just for joining.

Receive a free Karo recipe booklet that includes 26 recipes for delicious cookies and bars.

Lifeline program helps eligible Kentuckians receive a discount of at least $10 a month on basic service. The Link-Up program cuts installation charges in half, up to a maximum savings of $30. For more information go to To apply, contact the business office of your local telephone provider.

The ASPCA is giving out free window decals that tell rescue workers there are pets in the home. The offer includes a magnet with the number of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fru-Gal Update December 1

Don't forget SeeHere get 24 Photo Card for just $2.49 shipped.
Sign up or sign in at
Select Photo Cards in the top navigation bar
Click on the Photo Card, 4x8 either horizontal or vertical
Create your cards and add at least 24 to your order
Use code 24cards at checkout and pay just $2.49 in shipping
I did this and got some great cards plus I received them in a couple of days by mail.

Like HP on their facebook page to receive a coupon for any size Photo book for $5. The coupon is valid only for photo books created on the HP Photo kiosk they have them at Walmart.

Remember 15% off your purchase at Walgreens today only. Just print out coupon

Here are some good deals to get today.

Starbuck VIA ready brew coffee $1.99
$1 printable coupon
$1 coupon in 11/21 Sunday paper
I saw $1 coupon in Krogers at coffee aisle

Oral-B Vitality Power Toothbrush $29.99
$10 coupon in 11/14 Sunday paper
$10 in Walgreens Flyer Ad Coupon

Method Hand Wash $3.49
$1.50 coupon in Walgreen Coupon Booklet

Trident Layer Gum $1- with in ad coupon
75 coupon on Trident's Facebook page

89 cent Gain Dish Liquid with in ad coupon
50 cent coupon from 11/28 Sunday paper

$2.99 Bic Lighter
$1.50 coupon in 11/7 Sunday paper
$1 coupon in Walgreens Coupon Book

Bath and Body Works is offering their Signature Collection Sets for only $10. Grab yours and head to the checkout, enter promotional code F102785 and it will subtract $10 from your order making this item free. Just pay $5.99 for shipping costs

Sign up for the Clorox Clean Team Newsletter and receive a sample pack

Kroger is having another Mega Deal- I will post deals when I see them.
Krusten Cookie Mix Mega Deal price 99 cents there is a blinkie by the boxes for 55 cents
44 cents for cookies a good deal

Join Meijers Mperks and get a coupon for $10 off $50 general merchandise Good only 12/1-12/2