Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fru-Gal Collumn 6-1-2010

When I meet new people and they ask me what I do, I tell them that I teach people how to save money. It is a passion of mine.


There are a variety of ways to get something for free. You can sign up for a sample, use coupons or buy something and get a free product with your purchase.


If you read the Sunday newspaper flyers, you will see that this is a common practice with many stores. Stores and brand-name products also offer rebates for certain purchase. So remember: Always look for that extra freebie to sweeten the deal.


Here are some freebies to take advantage of:


Receive $10 off a purchase of $10 or more at Medco Health Store. Through the same Web site, send away for a free first-aid kit when you buy three Band-Aid, Neosporin or Purell products. When checking out use coupon code FIRST10. www.medcohealthstore.com/templates/browse/default.asp


Free first-aid kit. www.bandaid.com/safety/pdf/coupon-free-kit.pdf


Spend $30 on Neutrogena products and receive a $10 rebate this month at Walgreens. Also, if you buy three Neutrogena products, you’ll get $10 in register rewards. http://www.neutrogena.com/econsumer/ntg/images/site/fmt_rebate.pdf


In June, receive a $20 gift card from RiteAid when you purchase $50 of Olay products. www.olay.com/Club_Olay/april2010/images/Cross_Brand_Form_Bonus_Extended.pdf and http://www.olay.com/Club_Olay/june2010/images/MSS_Cross_Brand_OlayHomepage.pdf


Buy Toy Story or Toy Story 2 on Blu-Ray or a DVD combo pack and get a free movie ticket for Toy Story 3. www.disneymovierewards.go.com/promotions/special-offers/toystory-movietix


Buy 10 bags of Owens Corning Atticat loose-fill blown insulation at Home Depot and get a free blower rental for installation. (This will qualify for an energy tax credit.)


Buy a 25-foot Stanley Powerlock measuring tape at Home Depot and get a free 16-foot measuring tape.


Get a $10 gift card when you bring a new prescription or transfer a prescription to a Target pharmacy. Coupon in flyer.


New customers receive $20 off purchases of $20 or more at Minted.com. http://www.minted.com/email-registration?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=textlink&utm_campaign=welcome&Ref=CJ


Receive $10 off your purchase when you buy $10 or more in clothing at JCPenney.com. Just enter promotional code DADROCKS when checking out.


Rent a runway dress by June 11 and get $25 off your order. www.renttherunway.com/?destination=dress%2Fsearch


Rent two Redbox movies at the same time from a Redbox kiosk and get an e-mail code for a free night's rental.


Kroger, Redbox and PepsiCo have just launched a yearlong promo called “Make it a Movie Night!” Buy any three Pepsi, Frito Lay or other participating products in a single transaction and receive a coupon with a code for a free RedBox rental. Or buy three Twizzler products (they qualify for the free movie promo) and get one free Twizzler product.


Buy one case of Staples Bright White Multi-Use Paper 5 ream case (Item 728375) for $24.99 and one Hammerhill Copyplus Copy Paper 500-sheet ream at Staples (Item 122408) $6.49. Use $10-$25 Office Depot coupon (Staples accepts competitor coupons). Get back $12 for the multi-use paper and $5.49 for the copy paper and your final price is $4 for both. www.officedepot.com/speciallinks/us/od/docs/promo/lm_25.pdf


Receive a free cooler with portable grill ($40 value) with any $30 men’s or women fragrance purchase at ULTRA. http://ulta.shoplocal.com/ulta/default.aspx?action=detail&flashbrowse=y&storeid=2361647&pagenumber=28&listingid=-2086956195&ref=%2fulta%2fdefault.aspx%3faction%3dbrowsepageflash%26storeid%3d2361647%26pagenumber%3d28%26promotioncode%3DUlta-100606


When you buy any three Hello Kitty Band-Aid boxes for $1.89 each you will receive a free first aid bag. Print 75 cent coupon from www.target.com Print online coupons www.bandaid.com/safety/


Buy five gallons of Edy’s Ice Cream $2.50 each. Receive a $5 Target gift card and use two $1 coupon from 5/16 Sunday coupon. Your final price is $1.10 each.


Other freebies or close to it


Free photo magnet from Kodak. Just enter promotional code FREEMAGNET. http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/lp/freemag/index.jsp?sourceId=583561725503&cm_mmc=Affilate_-_CJ_-_3610466_-_10703354


Free Father’s Day card from Kodak Gallery. http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/category.jsp?parentCatId=C570088&catId=C860010&sourceId=159032695803&cm_mmc=Display_-_DADsday_-_FREEcard_-_06032010


Aquafresh Bubblegum Kids Toothpaste two for $2. Get an on-line $1 coupon and your final price is free. wealthoforalhealth.com/


Reach toothbrush are 99 cents at Walgreens. Get a coupon for two for $2 off at http://www.coupons.com, and your final price is free.


Use the coupon in the June 6 newspaper for a free regular size Limeade Sparkler and Margarita Fruitista Freeze at Taco Bell (no purchase necessary).


Buy four Windex Cleaners at CVS . Receive $5 in extracare bucks. Print four $1 online coupons at www.smartsource.com Send in for $5 rebate on three Johnson and Johnson products. Get the form at this Web site: http://www.scjohnson.com/Files/afc-rebate-form.pdf The product is free.


Free deluxe sample of Too Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara from JCPenney. http://f.chtah.com/i/2/95827765/030910_SiJCP_Email_store_coupon.jpg


Free recipe book from California Olive Company. http://calolive.org/promotions/201001ew/recipebook.aspx


Sign up for IHOP’s Pancake Revolution. When you join, receive a free meal plus a free meal on your birthday and a free meal on your first anniversary of signing up for this offer. www.facebook.com/IHOP?v=app_10442206389


Print out form to get a free Newcastle Beer Glass. newcastlebrown.com/your_glass/docs/virtual_caps.pdf


When you sign up for SpaTranslations newsletter, receive a free pocket notepad. spatranslations.com/signup.html


Get a free movie at Blockbuster Express just enter promotional code GT14A


Free sample of HEAROS earplugs. www.hearos.com


Free sample of Enfamil Baby formula. http://www.enfamil.com/app/iwp/enfamil/certificate.do?dm=enf&id=/Consumer_Home2/Enf_Tools_Resources/Enf_Programs_Offers/GARPsample&iwpst=B2C&ls=0&cm_mmc=display-_-Solutions-_-BabyCenter-_-2010&csred=1&r=3453334720


Free age appropriate book each month to your child 5 and younger from Dolly’s Imagination Library. www.dollysimaginationlibrary.com/howworks.php


Want a sneak peek at Walgreens ads for the next week? Just sign up to receive them via e-mail. http://www.walgreens.com/marketing/emailsignup/signup_main.html?optCd=3&ban=weeklyadsp_emailsignupNAV


Download your “secret coupon” from Toys R Us and redeem it on a grand-opening weekend to receive a shopping discount. It could be as much as 50 percent off any single item. The grand opening at the Nicholasville Road Toys R Us is June 25 through June 27. The first 100 moms to visit on June 25 will receive a free gift bag. http://www.iwanttobeatoysrusmom.com/


Horse whisperer Dennis Reis will be at the Kentucky Horse Park 10 a.m. to 5p.m. June 12 and 13 for horse training, problem horse demonstrations and entertainment. Call 1-800-732-8220 or go to www.reisranch.com for a free weekend pass.


At 7 p.m. June 29, watch Twilight: New Moon, and Eclipse 3 back-to-back at The Movie Tavern. Advance tickets on sale now at movietavern.com


Children younger than 15 are eligible to register for two free games a day at Collins Bowling Centers all summer until Aug. 15. http://www.collinsbowling.com/kids.html


Free bridal seminar 1 to 4 p.m. June 13 at Shelia Bayes fine jewelers, 410 West Vine Street. Each bride receives a gift bag.

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