Thursday, June 16, 2011

Debbi's Column June 16

Living well for less is my moto. Is the economy getting better? Not what I have seen. Now more than ever we need to start saving our money. In my classes I teach people how to save by using coupons along with the internet. What I can’t teach people is to actually be responsible for their money. It is a lifestyle personality to be able to walk into a store and only buy what you need. We all need to sit down and think about our money. Let’s get together as a community to help each other learn to save at the next coupon class on Thursday, July 7 at Beaumont Library starting at 6:30pm. Later in the month on July 28th advance couponers are getting together at the Beaumont Library starting at 6:30pm to share their ideas on saving even more money on everyday expenses. Call (859) 231-5570 for reservations. Start your saving lifestyle by doing something special for Father’s Day that is inexpensive but fun.

Make Dad a special Duck Tape Wallet for Free at Michael’s Art Store tonight at 6pm or make Dad a personalized key chain on June 18 starting at 10am.,default,pg.html

When you spend $50 on men’s apparel at Sears this week you will receive a $25 Sears reward gift card to use until 7/17/2011. Offer valid 6/10/11-6/19/11.

Take Dad out this week until June 18th for 99 cents Crunch Wrap at Taco Bell normally $2.50 to $3, no coupon needed.

Get a Father’s Day American Greeting card for close to free when you use this $2 coupon off two card purchase.

Free Father’s Day Casual Gingham Portrait Collage or FREE 10 x 13 Wall Portrait ($29.98 value) from Picture Me ($29.99 value). Schedule online or call 1-888-PICME-TOO.

Schedule your appointment now for a free Portrait Collage ($44.98 value) at Sears Portrait Studio.

Make Dad a personalized photo gift at Walgreens and receive $10 off $20 or more photo gift orders.

Buy two select entrees at TGI Friday and get $10 promotional gift card.

Have the kids make a special Lil’ Tool Box for Dad this Saturday at Home Depot starting at 9am.

Download over 2,440 free songs for Dad from Amazon

Bring Dads used clubs to Dick’s Sporting Goods store and you can trade-up to the newest golf equipment receiving up to $100 credit.

This Father’s Day weekend, grab any Frosty at Wendy’s and they will donate 50 cents to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Spread the word on facebook or twitter and they will donate additional 50 cents to the foundation.

The Better Business Bureau of Central & Eastern Kentucky and BBB Accredited Business Secure Shredding Solutions invite the public to bring their documents they would like to have securely destroyed to a FREE "Shred Day" event on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 10am – 1pm at the Lowe's Home Improvement Store, 200 Todds Road, Lexington, KY.

Get $5 mail in rebate when you purchase three or more P&G qualifying products. Combine with coupons from 6/5 Sunday paper for additional savings.


Free summer prep for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT. All students receive a free test, score report, answers/explanations, and 1,000 question onine quizbank. To register, email Steve Bartley at or call 1-800-KAPTEST for more information.

Don’t forget about Gallery Hop on June 17. Enjoy many of the wonderful art events opened to the public for free.

Sign your kids up for free workshop at Apple Camp. Kids aged 8 – 12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac.

Receive booklet on Nutrition for Kids the get healthy approach. Cook some healthy meals with your kids this summer.

Order your “Deliciously Healthy Family Meals” cookbook from The National Institute of Health.

Sign up your child to receive Play Day in The Park book. It is a activity book to reinforce positive, healthy choices for children ages 3 to 4.

Check out the Wellness classes that the Lexington Health Center offers.

Bring a blanket or chairs on June 25 starting at 7pm and enjoy a concert of patriotic music and favorite show tunes at The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive.

Join The Disney Store every Saturday in June for fun events to celebrate the release of Cars 2. Sign up for one of the City of Speed races on June 18 starting at 10:30am. Call your local store for more information.

How do you save money on gas during your summer staycation.

Buy a gift card for Dad and receive four times the fuel points. For example if you purchase a $100 gift card you will receive 400 points giving you 40 cents off a gallon of gas at Kroger Station using your plus card.

1. Keep your car in good shape can improve your gas mileage by about 4%
2. Keep your tires inflated to the recommended pressure and using the recommended grade of motor oil can improve fuel economy by 5%.
3. Keep your tires aligned and balanced.
4. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage on older cars with carbureted engines.
5. Observe the speed limit each 5 MPH you drive over the 60 MPH can reduce your fuel economy by 7%.
6. Avoid carrying unneeded items. An extra 100 lbs. can decrease fuel economy by 1%.

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