Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fru-Gal Column June 17

You may not have thought of it this way, but taking care of your health is a money saving endeavour. If you’re vigilant about your health now, it will save on health care expenses later. Plus, youwill be teaching your children that it is fun to be healthy and active.
Here are some healthy, free ways to get a handle on your health.

· Take a look at your overall health. The American Cancer Society’s Great American Health Check is a good place to start. Answer a few questions about yourself- including your eating, exercise and smoking habits and receive a personalized action plan to start you on a path to better health.

· In just a few minutes with My Life Check, you can learn the state of your heart and what you can do to live a better life.

· Sign up for Shapes free virtual trainer gives you a personalized fitness routine based on your goals and allows you to track your meals.

· Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day provides heart-health benefits. Start! Your journey today with American Heart Association’s movement to get you walking. Get the tools and knowledge at

· Learn more about stroke care at UK Chandler Hospital by visiting their website. For a free magnet detailing the warning signs of stroke, call 1-800-333-8874.

· UK Markey Cancer Center is teaming up with Rite-Aid and the Skin Cancer Foundation for a free skin cancer screening on June 30 and July, 1 from 10am to 4pm each day at Rite-Aid, 2284 Versailles Road. For more information call Carmen Combs at 859-219-0772 ext 272. The first 50 people screened each day will receive a complimentary sunscreen gift pack.
· Attend The Cooper Clayton method to Stop Smoking classes made available to Kentucky smokers through the Kentucky Cancer Program for time and dates of classes visit their website

· Prana in the Park sponsored by Natural Awakenings and Lexington Parks and Recreation will hold a body movement class every Saturday starting June 26 through August 14 starting for one hour at 10 am located at Woodland Park, 601 E. High St. For more information call Natural Awakenings at 859-509-4149.

· Mind Matters Health Fair at Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E. Main Street on June 26 from 11 am to 3pm. Learn about healthy brain activity and receive a free memory screening. For more information call 859-257-1412 ext. 234

· Get your own Vial of Life packet which will help emergency workers know firsthand information about your health history it is available to any citizen of Fayette County. The packet consists of an instruction sheet, a medical/emergency information, a refrigerator magnet and the vial itself. Pick one up at any Fayette County Fire Station.

· 2nd Wednesdays of each month visit Auto Tech Service from 2-4 to have your car seat checked, located at 780 Winchester Road (across from JIF plant). Call for appointment 859-323-1153.
· The Adult Dental Clinic at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry offers appointments Monday-Friday from 9am to 12 noon and 2-5pm for patients age 14 and up. This is a way to get dental care with modest fees because the student dentists that are nearing the completion of dentistry school will be working on you. Call 859-323-6525 for an appointment.

· Get high-quality dental care at a price designed for parents with limited resources at the Twilight Dental Clinic for Kids offered by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. The clinic offers convenient after-school appointments for children ages 4-10. Appointments are available from 6pm to 8pm Mondays and Thursdays. Call 859-323-6525 for appointment.

· Store your medical records for FREE in an electronic personal health record from Google and Microsoft.

· Customize a Denny’s eCard on facebook for Dad this Father’s Day. You’ll both get a coupon for a FREE ice cream float.

· Buy $50 in Men’s apparel at Sears and receive after mail in rebate $50 Come Back again Cash

· Order your FREE personalized photo mug at Snapfish just enter promotional code FREEMUG;PHOTOTHIS(Mug);11oz;4x8.5/campaignName=Commissionjunction_

· Get a FREE sleeve of golf balls from Michelob ULTRA.

· A special Father’s Day Storytime with JD Lester at Joseph-Beth booksellers in Lexington Green starting at 11am. She will be reading her new book “Daddy calls me Doodlebug”.

· Kids can make Dad a special Duck Tape wallet at Michael’s Craft Store on June 17 starting at 6:00pm. They also can make Dad a special Father’s Day card on Saturday, June 19 starting at 10:00am for more information go to their website

· Buy Dad some Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash for $4.00 at CVS using your extracare card(get this right from cashier if you don’t have one) then use buy one get one free coupon from 6/6 Sunday paper to receive one free you will then receive $4.00 in extracare bucks. Final price = two for FREE.

· Buy Dad a Schick Hydro 3 Razor for $7.99 at Walgreens use the $4.00 coupon from 6/13 Sunday paper then receive $4.00 in register rewards to use on your next purchase at Walgreens. Schick is also offering a mail-in-rebate for purchase price. Final price = MONEYMAKER

· Buy Dad $100 worth of participating gift cards at Krogers and get $10 off at checkout. Mix and match cards. See website for participating vendors.

· Purchase four bags of Hershey’s participating products and receive by mail a FREE movie ticket. This week at CVS candy is buy one at regular price get the second bag for 1 cents

· Let Staples help Dad feel more secure when you buy him a Omniteck 7 Sheet Micro Cut Shedder $139.99-Get $90 Instant Savings-Submit for $20 Easy Rebate Final Price = $29.99

· Don’t stress out if you waited until the last minute to get Dad a gift. Just go to and choose from movie tickets, chocolates, books and more. Type in his cell number and his phone will buzz with the alert and a code he can use to redeem the present in-store or online.

· Enjoy a FREE one-night rental at any redbox on June 21 just go to their facebook page and like them.

· Wear your uniform (police, nurse, soccer etc.) into Fazoli’s, purchase any Submarinos and a drink and they will give you a coupon for a FREE spaghetti entrĂ©e good on your next visit. Promotion ends July 11,2010.

· Family Fun Fest Day at Applebee’s Park on June 25th. FREE for everyone starting at 4:05. Get your own personalized baseball card, put yourself on the cover of Sports Illustrated, test your skills in the batting and pitching cages, plus much more fun open to the public three hours before game time.

· Gallery Hop, Friday June 18 from 5-8pm visit downtown Lexington galleries for FREE. For a list of galleries go to their website

· Rock-n-Romp at Al’s Bar is an afternoon designed for parents to enjoy with their kids, in the comfort of a safe and kid-proofed environment local bands playing kid-friendly music. Kids are free but they do ask for a $5 donation for adults. This month’s concert is June 19 starting at 1:00pm located at 601 N. Limestone.

Fru-Gal Tidbit June 16

I have wrote in the past about Tropicana Rewards. Sign up today and you can get all golf rewards FREE. It might be a great way to spend Father's Day. If you are already a member just click on golf deals. TODAY ONLY

Receive two free samples of Bull's BBQ Sauce

Sign up for CVS photo and receive 50 free photos. You can have them delivered to your local store so there is no shipping charges

If you are planning a trip to SeaWorld this year you can purchase a full-price adult admission and children ages 3-12 receive a ticket to SeaWorld for only $5.00. 100% of the proceeds will be donated by SeaWorld to a wildlife conservation project of your choice

Crocs RX are on sale for half off originally $39.99 now $19.99 use code RELIEF1499 to knock the price down to $14.00 and you can use up to two promotional codes at Croc so add STACK15 for another 15% off.,default,pd.html?siteID=xAwO21lyZLU-.7_7P8FAofeC47uozWygxA

FREE sample of Purina One Cat or Dog food from Walmart

Rent one get one free rental at Blockbuster Express use code SSD17A1

FREE Skin Brightening Mini Facial at your local Origins store June 17-June 20

Coupon for $10 off $35 purchase at Yankee Candles can use on clearance items or if you order online use promotional code CSTEN shipping is a flat rate of just $5.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fru-Gal Tidbit June 15

FREE sample of Propel Powder with Calcium

Like Chicken of the Sea on their facebook page to receive a $1.00 coupon (this is a high value coupon for tune) hit the back button a couple of times it will print out twice

FREE Pampers extra protection diaper sample

FREE Bodycology sample from Walmart

Get buy one get one free coupon from Snapple when you like them on facebook

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fru-Gal Tidbit June 14

Receive a FREE issue of Classic Motorsport magazine

Receive a FREE sleeve of golf balls from Michelob ULTRA

CVS deal

Purchase four bags of Hershey participating products to receive by mail a FREE movie ticket. They are on sale for $3.99 and get the second bag for 1 cents. Here is the form.

Use 6/6 coupon for buy one get one free either Gillette or Old Spice body wash and receive $4.00 in extracare bucks. Final price = two for FREE

Buy $50 in Men’s apparel at Sears and receive after mail in rebate $50 Come Back again coupon To make this deal even better go to CVS first buy $50 Sears Gift Card and you will receive $10 in ExtraCare Bucks then use the gift card for your apparel purchase at Sears.

Walgreens Deal

Nivea for men Active 3 Body Wash $5.99 receive $5.99 in register rewards
Final price = FREE

Hershey candy is on sale for 4/$10 then receive $5 in register rewards. Send away for a free movie ticket ($12 value)

Schick Hydro 3 Razor $7.99
Receive $4.00 in register rewards
Use $4.00 coupon in 6/13 Sunday paper
Send away for a full purchase price rebate from Schick
Final price = MONEY MAKER