Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fru-Gal Update March 24

Nothing says spring like opening the windows letting the sun shine in and seeing all the dust and dirt. Just by doing some spring cleaning can make you feel emotionally better when you walk into your house. You can even clean the inside of your home on the cheap. There are products on the grocery shelves that have many different household uses. Baking soda can be used to deodorize carpets by sprinkling over the carpet leaving it overnight then vacuuming the next morning. Put a little baking soda on a sponge to wipe down your bathroom sink and tub. Add a quarter of a cup to the rinse cycle to freshen up laundry. For about a dollar buy a 16 ounce bottle of white vinegar using it to wipe your fridge with a 50-50 water-vinegar solution. Brighten your whites by adding a half a cup to the rinse cycle. Use the same 50-50 solution to make your windows sparkle. A fifty cent lemon can purify your microwave by filling a bowl with warm water and few slices of lemon for 30 seconds. If you to buy some products that are specific to certain cleaning jobs here are a few bargains this week. On sale this week at Walgreens for 50 cents you can buy latex gloves or Comet cleanser. CVS has a wide array of household products on sale and when you buy $15 worth you will receive $5 back in CVS extracare bucks. Use an additional $1 coupon from to make a bottle of Pine Sol just $1. Cleaning the toilets even got cheaper at Target. Print out $1 coupon at for SoftScrub use this coupon with $1 manufacturer coupon from 3/13 Sunday paper making the final price just 49 cents.

Pine-Sol is donating $40,000 to Reading is Fundamental, and for every two likes on their facebook page in March they will donate a book.

Text TRU3 to MARTHA(627842) and receive a voice message from Martha Stewart with tips for spring.

Sign up for Home Depot Interior Projects Checklist workshop on Saturday, March 26 starting at 1pm. Learn to patch, repair, clean, protect, fix, illuminate and update your home to lower the cost of maintaining your home.

Want to receive some high value coupons from Home Depot sign up for their Garden Club today.

Lowe’s offer many free quarterly magazines. Sign up at to start receiving Outdoor Living, Woodworker and Creative Ideas magazines right to your mailbox.

Take a three week email course from Lowes called Shop Class. You will learn how to build a great woodworking project.

CertaPro Painters is offering a free copy of Envision magazine which includes 40 ways to enhance your home’s beauty.

Valspar Paint is giving away 100,000 Paint Project Starter Kits. Get a 8 ounce sample of color, mini roller and tray, coordinating color chips and a $5 coupon on your next Valspar paint purchase.

Ace Hardware March sale is offering some great rebates. Buy Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix for 99 cents after $3 mail in rebate or a Triple Tube Bird Feeder for $4.99 after $10 mail in rebate.

Sign up for Heirloom Newsletter to receive a free Basil Seed Pack. Package includes 3 garden size packets of Classic Genovese, Dark Purple Opal and Lemon Basil.

Join the Kentucky State Parks in April as part of the annual Earth Day celebration. State parks will host several events throughout the month to celebrate Earth Day, April 22. Many Kentucky State Parks are also celebrating Camper Appreciation Weekends with two nights for the price of one special.

National Park Week is April 16-24 many US National Parks are offering fee-free days. Take a look to see what parks are participating this year to plan your visit.

Salato Center located in Frankfort on 1 Sportsman Lane is giving away 500 free native tree saplings on April 22.

Become a member of The Arbor Day Foundation for just $10. You will receive your choice of ten free trees that will grow well where you live or they will plant ten trees in our Nation’s Forests.

Save money on your water bill by making a rain barrel. On Saturday, April 2 at 3120 Pimilico Parkway Suite 126 starting 9am Bluegrass PRIDE is providing all of the tools and knowledge necessary for participants to construct and install your own rain barrel. The cost of the workshop is $45 and registration is required. Call 866-222-1648 for more information or to register.

Carnegie Center at 251 W. Second St. is celebration Earth Day on Tuesday, April 19 starting at 5:30pm. Families can create art from recycled goods; dig your own garden and more. Pre-registration is required and for families with children ages 3 -12. This is a free event with dinner included. Call (859)254-4175 to register.

Take the Silk Soy Milk 10 Day Challenge and you will receive a coupon for 75 cents. Take a quick survey and print a $2 Half Gallon Silk Soy Milk coupon.

You are invited to visit 20 vendors throughout the Whole Foods Market on April 2 from 11am to 1pm at The Wellness Expo. There will be food samplings, cooking demos, goodie bags and demonstrations. Have lunch at the giving grill proceeds go to Team River Runners.

This week is the Great Bike Trade-In at Toys R Us. Get up to $50 off a new bike when you trade in any old bike. You can also receive 25% off any helmet with trade in of your old helmet. This week you can save 25% off Little Tikes house but don’t forget to print off $10 coupon at

If you are planning to attend Keeneland Spring Meet why don’t you become a member of Kentucky Equine Education Project. With membership you will receive free admission to any Kentucky’s pari-mutuel Race Tracks along with buy one get one free admission to The Kentucky Horse Park and American Saddlebred Museum while helping a worthy cause.

Get a free Tombstone Pizza with purchase of any Hasbro game via mail in rebate.

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