Friday, March 11, 2011

Fru-Gal Update March 11

Lasagna Recipe book from Sorrento

Like Olan Mills on their facebook page and receive a coupon for a free 16 x 20 Dream Print

PhotoWorks is closing their site. If you have an account you can transfer your photos to Shutterfly and receive a $30 credit.

Take a quick survey and receive a coupon for $4.99 free bic lighters

Get coupon for $25 you get $50 in store only at Gap

There are some great high value coupons on I would recommend printing them now before they go away.

If you have a smart phone sign up for Target Mobile coupons. I received another $5 off any women's denim pants coupon. They had a whole rack of jeans 75% percent off. It cost me $1.46 for a pair of jeans.

Get a personalized St. Patrick's Day Card for $1 shipped from Tiny Prints. When checking out enter coupon code LUCKY99. This is valid until 3/13/11

Coupon for free small soda when you buy any size popcorn at Regal Cinemas this weekend

Target Daily Deals is offering Women's rain boot on sale for $22 some with free shipping. If you have the mud and rain we have had these are a neccessary. Use promotional code TGTG76EK to get 10% off making it $19.80.

Like Pepsi Throwback on their facebook page and receive a coupon for buy one get one 12pk FREE.

Every Friday Starkist wants to Kist you with a coupon. Print out a 50 cent coupon (will double) for Starkist pouch Tuna can be free with sale. has a $2 Maybelline Foundation coupon under personal care. Print out two bring to Rite Aid they are on sale for 40% off. If you purchase $10 worth of Maybelline you get $3 in UPs reward.

My family eats a lot of Quaker Oatmeal. When I find coupons I print them out. Here is a $1 off two Quaker Oatmeal note that it doesn't say a size requirement so you should be able to use it on the single serving sizes.

Expressionary is giving an extra 50% off their already marked down items just enter promotional code CLEANING at checkout. I ordered these last year for friends as Christmas gifts they were adorable.

Babies R Us is having a Super Baby Shower on March 12 from 12pm to 3pm. There will be giveaways, savings, ideas for planning a shower and more.

This Friday's Whole Food Deal is Chilean Sea Bass Fillet on sale for $14.99 lb regularly $23.99 lb.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fru-Gal Column March 10

I am going to give a refresher course on all things couponing. I get many readers asking me questions. I hope this will help with any confusion with your shopping trips.
I always start my classes telling people that there are many ways to get coupons. The great old fashion way is buying the Sunday paper. What other ways is there to get great coupons? Start with grabbing what we call “Blinkies”. These are coupons that are dispensed through the electronic gizmos on the side of the grocery aisles. When you see a blinkie grab a couple of coupons to put in your coupon holder. Just because you grab the coupon doesn’t mean you need to use it right then. A company puts out coupons for you to try their products. A coupons value is an extra bonus when the item is on sale so use the coupon during a sale. Last week I was buying dry dog food and on the package there was a “Peelie” for a free can of dog food. Peelies are coupons right on a package that you peel off to use. You would be surprised how many peelies are on products for money off or offering free products. Walking through the store keep your eyes open. You will see special displays throughout stores celebrating holidays, back to school, sports and more, the best part with these celebrations is sometimes there are brochures that offer recipes and more often coupons. Don’t just walk by; grab one and take a look. Catalinas are coupons offered right at the register. When you are checking out there is a little machine by the register that spits out coupons related to your purchases. Don’t over look these coupons sometimes they are even for dollars off your next shopping trip. Many supermarkets send coupons through the mail. If you are not receiving any Kroger coupons I would go to customer service making sure they have the right address for your Kroger Plus Card. Kroger management told me that many people felt that they would get junk mail when signing up for the card that they didn’t put the correct address. Internet coupon sites are jumping up all over. Unfortunately there are fraudulent coupons. Make sure that the coupon has a bar code to be scanned. I have found when I print coupons from the products actual site and from they are always genuine. Now you are ready to use your coupons. Let’s start with BOGO this abbreviation means buy one get one free. Most stores will let you use two coupons for these deals. Stores handle this promotion differently take for instant Kroger supermarkets mark each item 50% off enabling you to just buy one item. Does your store double coupons? Kroger supermarket s in Central Kentucky will double everyday up to 50 cents coupon. Always remember when a supermarket offer 10 for $10 deals you don’t need to buy ten of that item it just means one item is $1. Find out your stores policies. Wal-Mart just put out a new coupon policy in which they will even give you money back on coupon overages. Don’t be nervous using coupons. Make sure that you get the correct product, the right quantity and the coupon is not expired. If a cashier doesn’t accept it ask to see a manager. I tell my class that this is your hard earned money fight for it- nicely. I rarely have trouble at the register. If you want to learn how to better use your coupons, The Fayette Extension Homemakers Association and myself are offering a class on April 14th downtown at The Central Library starting at 6:30pm. Call the library at (859) 231-5500 to register.

Photo coupons at

BOGO HP Photo Brand Poster at Walmart FREE Sears Portrait Studio Collage FREE Portrait Package at Olan Mills
Snapfish is offering 100 4x6 prints for just $5 shipped right to your house. Just log on to your account, order 100 prints and enter promotional code “STPATPRNT” at checkout.

Buy any Picaboo Classic Photo Book get another of the same free just use promotional code BGSPRING
good until March 14. Great present for grandmas, mother on Mother's Day.

Sign up for Lowe’s FREE kids clinics this Saturday at 10am where they can make a Shoot Around Basketball Hoop to celebrate March Madness.

Celebrate Pancake Day on March 21st at Perkins. At participating restaurants guests can get free a shortstack of Perkins made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes. Guests can consider making a donation to Give Kids The World.

Join the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross for Save-a-Life Saturday on March 19. The Red Cross will have FREE classes to teach the basics of hands only CPR, the treatment of shock and how to treat wounds. The classes will be shortened versions of Red Cross training courses.

Free cheese fondue at Melting Pot from April 11 – 14 to celebrate National Cheese Fondue Day. Just call to make a reservation.

Red Robin wants to help you grow your own ketchup with FREE tomato seeds.

Receive a free ticket to Disney’s Pirates of Caribbean on Stranger Tides movie when you purchase any eligible Pirates of The Caribbean Blu-ray combo pack or Blu-ray Trilogy.

Purchase any 2lb or larger Iams Dry Dog food or Iams Dry Cat food and receive a free bag with a mail-in-rebate.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fru-Gal Update March 9

When you go into CVS scan your extracare bucks at the red kiosks located in the front of store. I received a $1 coupon for Kellogg cereal. There is no size requirement so I used it on the small $1 single serving size. It worked making the item FREE. It seems that everyday when I go by CVS I go in to scan my card and another coupon pops up making for more free cereal.

Cottenelle Travel size wipes are 99 cents each. Buy two and you will receive a $1.50 register reward making the final price after rewards 50 cents for two. These are great to put in the car or your purse.

Folgers coffee is on sale two for $6 and you will receive $1 register reward. If you printed the $2.50 Folgers coffee coupon I told you to this is an extremely great deal. Two coffee after reward and coupon just $1.25 each. If you didn't print that high value coupon go to to print a $1 coupon for Folgers(you can do this twice) click on the left side under beverages. Final price after two coupons and register reward is $1.50 each.

When you go to Walgreens visit the beauty counter. There is a Walgreens Beauty Guide with over $25 in coupons. Remember these are store coupons so you can use a manufacturer coupon as well. The best deal I see is using the $2 Almay store coupon along with the $2 Almay manufacturer coupon you should have. Many Almay products are marked down to $5.99 making your final price just $1.99.

$2 coupon when you like Kiss Nails on their facebook page - these are 50% off


Thermacare back patches are $3.99 there is a coupon inside the store flyer for $3.99 making this FREE.

Buy two Bumble Bee Tuna Light in water for $1.49 get second one half off and receive $2 in UPs reward making the final price for two cans of tune just 25 cents.

In the store flyer there is a $2 coupon off all Kushyfoot products. There are cute products as low as $3.49 making the final price $1.49. Cute Mom gifts or stocking stuffers. Yes, I am thinking about Christmas.

Dulcolax Balance is $6.99 there is a $3 coupon on bottle along with a $5 mail in rebate plus you receive a $2 UPs reward making the final price on this deal a MONEYMAKER

On the bottom of many receipts at RIte Aid is a code to take a short survey and you will receive a coupon for $3 off your next $15 purchase. Take a look at your receipts.

Check out the Rite Aid's Single Check rebates this month. There isn't any free deals but many are close to free. I know I try not to have you spend money but many of these products you would use. Get them now for a great deal so when you do need them you are not paying full price. RIteAid gets you check to you quickly. Go to after purchase and put in your receipt. Many people forget to either enter receipt or you can mail it in. You are not because you will do this on the same day of purchase!

No Doz $9.49
Rebate $6
Final price = $3.49

Bufferin 130 count $9.49
Rebate $6
Final price = $3.49

Mineral Ice $10.99
Rebate $6
Final price = $4.99

Doan's Back Pain $8.99
Rebate $6
Final price = $2.99

Tavist Allergy tablets $10.49
Rebate $6
Final price = $4.49

Desenex Foot powder $8.29
Rebate $6
Final price = $2.29

Ascriptin $9.99
Rebate $6
Final price = $3.99

Comtrex $5.99
Rebate $4
Final price = $1.99

Purchase $10 through Snapfish and receive 100 prints for FREE. Just enter promotional code MY100PICS.

You can get a FREE sample of Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash when you text the word BODY to 467467.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fru-Gal Update March 8

For 5 days only get Buy One Get One Free Jars at Yankee Candle either go to store with printable coupon or order online using promotional code XF103Z3.

New customers only at can get a free 8.5 x 11 classic hard cover photo book (value at $39.99) just enter promotional code FREECC it will cost you $8.99 for shipping. Another great mother's or father's day present.

Celebrating 40 years Starbucks is giving away one of their new petite desserts with any drink purchase from Thursday to Saturday between 2 - 5pm.

Free Saltwater Fisherman magazine

Stackable Birthstone Rings from RedEnvelope up to 80% off. I thought this looked like a beautiful Mother's day present.

I can't find any promotional codes for RedEnvelope if anyone does find a code please email me back so I can send it along to others. Thanks

Print out $2 PediaCare coupon from (click under Health Care)
Use this coupon along with in-ad $5 Walgreens coupon for FREE PediaCare medicine

The Today Show has released more Deals and Steals. These are highly discounted items. I can see some beautiful Mother's Day presents.

Print out two $2 Ester-C coupons from
Use them at Rite Aid for their Buy one get one free off sale of Ester-C To-Go
You will then receive $2 in UPs rewards
Final price = FREE

Create two free personalized luggage tags from KLM when you like them on their facebook page. I did this last year and they came out really nice.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fru-Gal Update March 6

Get beauty bag and free samples from Target

For $5 you can get 100 photo prints shipped from Snapfish. Just upload 100 prints and put in your card. Use promotional code STPATPRNT at checkout. Good until 3/20/2011

$5 coupon for Hannah Montana Final Season DVD


Zantac on sale for $7.99
Printable $5 coupon
$2 in UPs rewards
Final price = 99 cents

ThermaCare $3.99
in ad coupon $3.99
Final price = FREE

Port Clyde Sardinea Buy 1 get 1 free
Buy 2 at $1.29 each
Get back 2 - $1 Ups rewards
Final price = FREE


Revlon Nail Polish $2.99
Get $2 in extrabucks
Final price = 99 cents


Pentel RSVP Ballpoint Pens 5 pack $2
Get a $2 Easy Rebate (limit 1)
Final Cost FREE!
Staples Gold Paper Clips 200/pack $2
Get a $2 Easy Rebate (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

#10 Pull & Seal Security Envelopes 100 pack $5
Get a $5 Easy Rebate (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

HP Everyday 8.5 x 11 Photo Paper 50 pack $8.99
Get a $8.99 Easy Rebate (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!