Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fru-Gal Update January 15

40% off a single item at Office Depot today only- remember Staples accepts competitors coupons

Here is the deal I am seeing all over the internet. I don't know if it works but looks simple enough.
Staples Multi-purpose paper cases are $46.99 with a $27 easy rebate use the 40% coupon making them $28.19 then send in for the rebate making the final cost of the deal after rebate $1.19

Office Depot has a deal also.
HP Copy paper $42.99 then use 40% coupon to make it $25.79 and Office Depot has a $20 mail in rebate on HP paper. Final cost after rebate $5.79

Free subscription to AFAR magazine

If you call 1-800-BABY123 and request a free 24 count case of 2 fl oz Enfamil Premium Newborn Nursette Bottles. Offer valid until 1/31/2011 or while supplies last.

If you haven't signed up for SeeHere yet now is the time. Receive 25 free 4 x 8 photo cards just enter promotional code 25cards at checkout. Just for new members. Cute Valentine Day Cards.

Get 50% off and free shipping at Levi with promotional code EXTRA50

Free sample of Renegade Rub Seasoning

Receive a free copy of the 2010 US Government Owner's Manual, Just email them at or call 1-888-VOTE-SMART and ask for your free copy of the new 2010 US Government Owner's Manual. more information half way down the website

Free sample of Next to Nature Laxative

Cute - Cute Valentine Gift Make two Mini Coin Purses (originally $6.99 each) for just $3.49 shipped. It took o $19.47 off the order. Just enter promotional code MCP4FRDS when checking out. I just did it and they look adorable.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fru-Gal Update January 14

Thanks to Kathryn for reminding me about these free entrance days at our nations national parks. This is a great FREE way to see some wonderful countryside. I bet most people who live close to one of these parks haven't visited. This is the time. If it is a little cold for you wait for National Park Week during April 16-24.

National Park FREE entrance days start this weekend. January 15-17 you can get free fee entrance to more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.

In Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park is offering free tours during the weekend.

These are really cute. What a great Valentine gift for someone young and old. A personalized Teddy Bear from SeeHere that you put a picture on the t-shirt the bear is wearing. You will get 40% off using promotional code bear-2 and free shipping. The cost is around $12.

Kroger Deal tested and worked
Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.49 each
When you buy three boxes you will receive FREE a box of Cinnamon Burst Cheerios
Deal Scenerio:
Print out three 50 cents coupons for Nature Valley Bars
two at
one at
Print out 75 cents off Cinnamon Burst Cheerios at
You will get a catalina for $1.50 off your next shopping trip
Final price = 55 cents each for all four

Horizon Organic Milk Product $1 coupon
Kroger usually has these for $1 each - single the coupon says any Horizon Milk Product

Free two year subscription to Lego Magazine

Free Hand washing timer - what a great way to get your kids to wash there kids

25 free 4 x 6 Photo Prints from Office Depot

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Take control of your financial future. Why don’t we all compare being financially secured to being physically in shape- fiscally fit and physically fit. Most of us want to be physically fit, but very few of us are. The same holds true with financial security. Start off 2011 by taking our first class in Financial Fitness; take a quiz to find out what kind of financial management you practice.

· January assignment- Financial Fitness Quiz-
Order your 2011 Calendar

Want to put your debt on a diet, join Red Racers. This organization is determined to focus on “racing” to pay back your debt. You calculate how much you owe, down to the penny. You then will share your plan with other members on a message board. You have to keep an account of your money on the message board and show how much you pay down each month. You also have to acknowledge any setbacks. This can all be done using a pseudonymous screen name but being accountable to others may help you.

· February assignment- 2010 W-2 and 1099 tax forms are sent to you by January 31. Start a file to compile them, along with all other records and receipts for your state and federal tax returns.
Sign up for America Saves Week during February 20-27. It will help anyone to design a savings plan encouraging them to save for desired goals.

· March assignment- Got financial questions? Get answers for free from licensed CPAs through the “Ask a CPA” email program. Email your question to
If you want to talk to someone personally about financial issues from basic money management or pre-filing bankruptcy call Financial Fitness Services for telephone counseling or face-to-face counseling located in Bowling Green, Ky.

· April assignment-Your federal income tax return is due to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Visit for forms and online filing information. Also, it’s the last day to establish or contribute to an Individual Retirement Account in 2010.

Let trained and IRS certified volunteers file your taxes for free at one of nearly 200 sites around Kentucky.

· May assignment- Obtain the free application for federal student aid for 2011 from your high school guidance counselor, or visit

Deadline to submit is June 30, 2011.Download a 32 page manual to help high school students entering the world manage their finances.

Don’t forget to teach your child the simple tasks of managing their finances. Start with making sure they know how to balance their checkbook.

· June assignment-Order a copy of your credit report and look closely to make sure it contains accurate information. If errors are found, you are entitled to have them corrected. Visit to access yours now.

· July assignment-As of July 21, 2011 consumers who experience any adverse impact due to credit score will be eligible to access their score for free.

· August assignment- Take the 5% challenge. CPAs provide an online calculator to h
elp you figure out how much you’ll need to set aside based on your current income and debt.

· September assignment-Labor Day was established to honor American workers. Reward your hard work by planning for your retirement. When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn Social Security benefits, based on your earnings averaged over most of your working career. Calculate what you’ll need to retire then figure out what you need to do to get there.

· October assignment- Even though the tax incentive for energy efficient home improvements is less than 2010 they are still available. The incentives are now capped at $500. Find out what products are eligible for a federal tax credit.

· November assignment- Thanksgiving Day was established so Americans could give thanks for all their blessings. Give thanks by making tax deductable contributions to your favorite charities. These donations can reduce your taxable income and lower your tax bill. Get tips on tax deductions for charitable contributions from

· December assignment- Ring in the New Year by knowing you’ve achieved financial fitness all year long!

Order your own Martin Luther King Day poster, stickers, and more.

Beginning at 9am people will line up near Lexington Center for the annual Freedom March, which begins at 10am. At 11am a holiday celebration will be held at Lexington Center with Daniel Beaty, an award-winning actor, singer, writer and composer. From 12:30 to 3:30pm the Carnegie Center will host a celebration with free workshops about art, dance and music. The city’s community centers, except Winburn, will host open gym activities from noon to 5pm. For more information on the March call (859) 257-8927 and Carnegie Center information (859) 254-4175.

Attend a free screening downtown at the Kentucky Theatre of “Soundtrack for A Revolution” on January 17 at 2:30pm.

Want your child to take a free practice ACT test to see how they will score. The test dates are on January 15, January 22, February 19, March 5, and March 19 arrive at 9:45am testing will start at 10am. The testing site is Kaplan Center, 1050 Chinoe Rd. Suite 200. If you have any questions you can email

Enjoy Winter Family Days at Newport Aquarium and save when 2 kids get in free with each adult paying full price. Winter Family Days end on February 28. The aquarium is located at One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY.

PETCO is offering free potty training to new pet parents during the month of January. These classes are held on at 1pm every Saturday and Sunday to help pet parents get on the right track to house training their dog.

Adopt a dog or cat during January 15-16 and receive special offers including $12 off any size bag of Blue Buffalo dry dog or cat food. Adopt a cat during the same weekend and receive 1 free 16lb. jug of PETCO cat litter.

Free Proven Winners Gardener’s Idea Book.

Send a free pack of Kleenex tissue to a friend.

Today only get free 50 Mommy Cards and 2 sets of 10 free Birth Announcement from Kodak Gallery.

Save 50% on tickets to Disney on Ice when you bring a KRAFT singles package wrapper to the box office. You can save 50% on two tickets per wrapper from KRAFT singles. You also can redeem your discount through mail with promotional code located on specialty marked KRAFT cheese packages. Disney on Ice is showing at Rupp arena from March 24 through March 27. Tickets go on sale in January.

Fru-Gal Update January 12

Free sample of Cream of Wheat Cinnabon Oatmeal and printable coupon

Free sample of Emergen-C

Get a sample of Cool Diaps Diapers when you like them on their facebook page!/CoolDiapsDiapers?v=app_107611949261673

Join No More Rack and receive $10 off a $20 purchase.
enter promotional code P1070

Free photography Book Of Seoul from National Geographic Channel

Disney High School Musical 3:Senior Year originally $29.99 now $2.50
Disney High School Musical 3:Senior Year DANCE for PS2 was $19.95 now 95 cents

Free drink with purchase of any size snack favorite coupon for Arby's

Snapfish is still offering 50% off there 2011 personalized calendars just enter promotional code LASTCALL

Free shipping today only at The Children's Place. Just enter promotional code FSSNOW at checkout. You should be able to stack promotional code UPROMISE1C to get an additional 15% off your order. There are deals up to 60% off.

Tanga now has 1 year subscription to Men's Journal for $1.99 originally $19.99 just enter promotional code NEWYEAR when checking out.

$1 High Value coupon for Hillshire Lunchmeat just click on coupon on bottom left

Coupon for Buy One Get One Pack of Orbit Gum for Free

Like Neebo on their facebook page and get one of their 100,000 textbook rentals for FREE

Free 5x7 Photo Book at Kodak Gallery you do have to pay shipping $1.99

Print out coupon to get 40% off one regular priced item today only at GAP stores (this includes Banana Republic)

Justice is having a great clearance sale and when you use promotional code 779 you get an additional 40% off your order. I haven't tried it yet.

Buy one box of Keebler Wheatables and receive your money back in a mail-in rebate good until 3/30

4 free issues of OK magazine just answer a couple of questions

HHMI Catalog from Howard Hughes Medical Institute for information

Totally Kosher cheatsheet

Starting Monday, January 17 One Source Tax Services - will provide free access to a customized version of the basic H&R Block at Home electronic tax filing product for the military.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fru-Gal Update January 10

You never know where a coupon is going to be. Even I have them sneak up upon me. Right now I went looking for a 2011 calendar to write down some appointments. When I got my trusty Hallmark datebook they always have these at the register, I opened it up and there was two coupons inside the front flap. One for buy two cards get one free and another for buy one card get one free. There you go you never know when a coupon is going to come your way.

Disney Store has a great sale going on now. Just enter FREESHIP for free shipping when you are checking out.
Handy Manny Figure Play Set was $12.50 now $2.99
Personalized Tinker Bell Ornament was $12.50 now $2.99
Fleece Ariel or Belle Hat was $7.50 now $2.99
Lots more!

Get a buy one get one free coupon for Special K cereal.
Use this coupon at RiteAid for their buy one get one free sale should get two for free

CVS Deal- if you drink any soda this is a great deal on Pepsi
Buy 6 12pks for $20 get $10 back in extracare bucks
Final price = 6 12pks for $10 less than $2 a 12pk

Hershey's candy $1.59
Get $1.59 back in extracare bucks
Final price = FREE

Snickers Single 89 cents
Get 89 cents back in extracare bucks
Final price = FREE

Buy two Ultra Air Wick at $6 each and three Finish dishwashing gelpac for $3 each
Ideal scenario is using two $4 coupons for Air Wick from 1/2 Sunday paper along with three $2.25 coupons for Finish from 1/2 Sunday paper
after coupons you will pay $6.25 and receive $10 back in extracare bucks
Final price = MONEYMAKER
This deal is even a good deal if you only have one coupon for the Air WIck and one for Finish making the end amount $14.75 but you will receive $10 back in extracare bucks
Final price = $4.75 for all five items

Kroger deal

50 cent coupon in 1/2 Sunday paper for Colgate toothpaste. This week they are on sale for $1
Final price = FREE

Meijer deal

Buy three Kool-Aid Jammers for $5 receive $3 off instantly from your order.
Final price = 67 each
During the month of January get free Funnix Reading Program. This is a large program that usually cost $249-

ING is offering the opportunity to earn a $50 bonus if you open up a free checking account.

Get Doctor Oz free 11 week move it and lose it weight loss program.

Buy 2 get 2 free Cacique Bras from Lane Bryant. Use promotional code 000203609 and get an extra 20% off. Get free shipping to closest store or $7 flat rate shipping.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fru-Gal Update January 9

Special savings on Alexia Food coupon from Walmart. These are organic frozen foods. I hear they are marked down at Target?

Tonight at 8pm Eastern Time Tide is giving away Tide to Go pens on their facebook page. There is a limit. So give it a try you never know.!/Tide?v=wall

Free desk calendar from York pictures for the month of January just enter promotional code FREEDESKCAL at checkout

20% off your entire purchase at Michaels on Sunday January 9 from 1pm to 7pm. Includes sale items.

Free Diabetic bookmark to help you manage your diabetics

Free sample of Minty Kisses Gum

Free movie rental at Blockbuster Express Kiosks just enter promotional code SHTZFR1 good until Jan 10

Print out coupons at for Reach toothbrushes and Reach dental floss, these items always get marked down at Walgreens for a $1 or go on sale at Krogers for 10 for $10($1). I have gotten lots of free toothbrushes this way.

Three freebies from Kodak gallery expiring on January 13
Free 50 Mommy Cards
Free 2 sets of 10 free birth announcements
Free 50 contact cards
Think outside the box for these offers, word the birth announcements for a birthday invitation

Free sample of Tom's of Maine toothpaste is offering thousands of coupons ranging from free night to 10% off your stay just like them on their facebook page. Once again you never know

Free homeschooler magazine

Don't forget today is the last day of Snapfish 99 4x6 prints for 99 cents just by entering 2011PENNY when checking out.

Until 1/11 get personalized cards from Tiny Prints just for 99 cents. This is a wonderful way to get a special card that can be personalized to that someone special. I know they are 99 cents but that is cheap for a card nowadays. Hallmark cards not personalized can start at 99 cents up to $5

Get a free photo magnet from Kodak just pay shipping should cost around a $1 for a personalized photo magnet sent to you. Good only till tomorrow