Friday, April 1, 2011

Fru-Gal Update April 1

New coupon from Lowe's $10 off $50 purchase I don't have a Food Lion near me but I think there is one in Paris, KY. Also this is for my sister-in-law out in NC. $3 off $8 meat purchase at Food Lion coupon Like Wellness Petfood on their facebook page to receive free samples for your dog or cat Save $1 on Nabisco cookies when you buy a gallon of milk This week at Kroger they have cookie snack pack marked for $1 so if you are buying milk (I am always buying milk) get a free pack of cookies Every Friday is Starkist special day coupon- this week get 50 cent coupon if your store doubles (mine does) could end up getting free tunafish! Free Pemmican Jerky Day. Today only they are giving away a free bag every 20.11 seconds. $5 off Tron Blu-Ray coupon from Disney Want to be a beauty product tester for Oprah sign up and see if you are selected Like DiGiorno on their facebook page to get a $4 coupon off two of their new Pizza and Sides Aeropostale is having a stock up sale save 50% off everything storewide. You can use code: BOTTLE or TOTE to get a free Aero Water Bottle or Tote Bag with any $50 purchase. Shipping is a flat rate $7 Use code 99BDAY to get 75% off birthday cards at Many are priced at $3.99 so just 99 after code. (I haven't tested this code but should work) Free Portrait Collage ($44.98 value) from Sears Portrait Studio Call up your local Williams and Sonoma store for a list of their free cooking classes offered Print out $1 coupon on Chinet plates(hit back button to print out two) Walgreens has them on sale for $2.99 buy one get one free Use two coupons get two packages for 99 cents (look in the April coupon book there maybe another coupon) Don't forget about the Whole Foods Wellness Expo April 2 from 11am to 1pm

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fru-Gal Column March 31

It is time again for the TLC program “Extreme Couponing” that will air on Wednesday, April 6 at 9pm. You can watch a preview of the program on TLC giving you a little taste of what to come. I watched the preview and didn’t know to laugh or cry for these people. I know the show wants to be dramatic but what they are portraying is shopaholics stockpiling products they will never be able to use. I hope what we don’t see is that a good portion of what they buy goes to charity. I personally do have a stockpile of products but a reasonable amount. Most sales come around every three months so having six boxes of toothpaste will be more than enough to sustain you. The smash and grabbers out there that clear the shelves of products are not being fair to other couponers. I also feel that stores are going to crack down on limits which I don’t think is such a bad idea. I would like to see a four or five purchase limit imposed. You do know that you are allowed to get rain checks on items that are on sale but the store does not have on the shelf. Does watching the show help you coupon better, I don’t think so. What it does show you that it isn’t that hard to get things at a discount. You do have to spend some time on the process but not thirty hours a week like some of the extreme couponers. On the internet there are many blogs that even help you find the deals. Going on my site or new Herald Leader site will give you direction to get deals on many different products. Learning how to shop is the best way to get deals. Open your eyes there are deals throughout your stores. Right when you enter a store they will display the weekly sale flyer, pick it up. Make sure you have your coupon organizer on you. Many times I have gone shopping to find manager specials or clearance sales match with a coupon getting an item free. If there is one store where you usually shop look for their clearance section, most stores have them. If I can teach you one skill, that would be organization. Cut out your coupons on Sunday; go to to print out coupons on your computer of products you use then file in your organizer. Just think if you walk out of a store saving up to $10 a week that is over $560 a year. Not bad for a little bit of time. Can you save over $3000 a year, yes you can. I do! Do you have questions on couponing or just don’t know how to start? Come to my class sponsored by The Fayette Extension Service Homemakers at Central Library on April 14 starting at 6:30pm. Call (859) 231-5500 to register. Want to score free samples right to your mailbox. Be the first to weigh in on new products. Become a member of forum, where you can sound off about your favorite products. The site matches members to sample products and services by their interests and asks them to write reviews. When you sign up at, General Mills will send you free product samples and coupons and might ask for your honest feedback about any of the products you try. Register for free at and you will snag new products as they become available. When you join the company brings packaged-goods manufacturers together with consumers who want to test-drive new products. Just register and click on items you’d like to try. Want to sample products before you buy them. offer free samples of the newest brands and latest products. Start getting great samples in the mail. Become a member of then take some short surveys to tell them what you like, dislike and they will start sending you samples. When the samples arrive try them and then give your thoughts about the product. Kroger Supermarkets are giving away free sample sized bag of Frito-Lay chips on April 1 from 3pm to 8pm to each shopper. Watch a special Spring Gardening Webcast with Jamie Durie, HGTV’s host of The Outdoor Room on Saturday, April 9 at 9am. Enjoy exclusive offers and special giveaways only available during the live event. Pre-register at Surprising Stuff you can get for free. Savor a complimentary piece of Godiva chocolate every month and enjoy other benefits like free shipping on your first online order and free gifts with a purchase of $10 or more by signing up for the Rewards Club at any U.S. Godiva store or at . Go to to download a great no-cost software alternative to pricey presentation and data-processing, use the free online editing tool Every day selects a free song of the day, which is available as a downloadable MP3. It also offers hundreds of free songs and albums in the free song and special deals section of its site. Join Aveeno to receive free benefits from special offers and promotions to free samples. Right now you will be able to receive a free sample of Aveeno Hair care along with coupon for buy any two Aveeno Positively Nourishing Lotion or Body wash and receive one free ($8.99 value). Rite Aid has Aveeno on sale for buy one get second one 50% off this week. If you haven’t tried Amazon on Demand Movies yet, you can get a free $5 Amazon Video On Demand Credit. Expires March 31, 2011. In this week sale flyer at Rite Aid you will see a coupon for $3 off three American Greeting Cards purchase. I bought a Mother’s Day card for $2.79 along with two 99 cents cards getting all three for just $1.77. Coupon offer of the week at is 50 cents off Stove Top Stuffing. Print out coupon use with sale at CVS to get stuffing for just 27 cents. Buy Tangled DVD with two boxes of Success Rice receive $5 mail-in-rebate.$5-Mail-InRebate.aspx Print out $1 coupon for two boxes of Success rice This week at Rite Aid buy Tangled DVD for $19.99 along with one Nexxus hair care item receive $10 back in UPs rewards. You can print out $3 Rite Aid video coupon for Nexxus. Don’t forget you will be able to do both $10 deal at Rite Aid and $5 Success Rice deal. This Saturday at Home Depot have your child attend the free How-To-Workshop from 9am to 12pm. They will be building a Planter/Basket in addition to the newly constructed project each child will receive their own orange apron along with an achievement pin.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fru-Gal Update March 30

Like Minute Maid on their facebook page and receive a $1 coupon 15% off your Walgreens purchase tomorrow only coupon Tangled Blanket from Disney Store originally $19.50 now $5.99 extra for personalization Just enter TOWER when checking out for free shipping Get a free Post It Purse rebate of up to $12 - saw it at Staples for $10.50 really cute (great teacher present) Free subscription to Working Mothers- if you qualify most people do $1/2 Hostess Twinkies,cupcakes, ding dongs or ho hos Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Combos Lunchmeat is on sale at Krogers for $2.49 look for packages that have a $1 peelie coupon right on box $1.49 for good lunch meat is a good deal $5 off $25 purchase at Family Dollar- might be a good time to get Easter Baskets Like Biore on their facebook page and receive free cleanser sample Free catalog and guide to water gardening from Paradise Water Gardens Project ChildSafe is offering gun safety kits that include a cable-style gun locking device, lock installment instructions, and safety booklet- available for pickup throughout the country Become a member of PetPerks and get a free Royal Canin Selective Discovery Box - print out coupon Purex Crystals $2.99 at Target Use $2 coupon from 3/13 Sunday paper Use $1 Target coupon from Final price = FREE When at Target website printing above coupon print out $2 off Revlon Beauty Tool coupon that is a manufacturer coupon you can use at Walgreens along with $1 Revlon coupon in April Walgreens coupon book. They say there is tweezers regularly priced at $2.49 so you can get them free. Remember to use manufacturer coupon first then Walgreens coupon so they can adjust the store coupon for 49 cents.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fru-Gal Update March 29

RITEAID DEALS American Greeting cards buy three get $1 off Use coupon in sales flyer for $3 off three and you can get three cards for close to free. CVS DEALS- make sure you scan your CVS Extracare bucks card at the kiosk before shopping. I received a $4 off $20 purchase coupon. Make sure you give this coupon first before others so you can have the total be $20 before coupons Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste $3.69 Buy one get one free sale Use two $1.50 coupons from 3/27 Sunday paper Final price = 69 cents for two Skintimate Shaving Creme- $3.49 Receive $2.50 in extracare bucks Use 55 cents coupon from 3/27 paper (this coupon is beeping at register tell the cashier to change it to 50 cents and it works) Final price = 49 cents Get $7 in extracare bucks with any Physicians Formula Cosmetics I purchased some concealer for $7.29 50 cents coupon for Stove Top stuffing on sale for 77 cents Final price= 27 cents Clean and Clear Body Wash on sale for $2.99 Buy one get one free coupon in 3/27 Sunday paper Use $2 printable coupon Final price = 99 cents for two or you can print out two $2 coupons for $1.98 for two Olay Daily Facial on sale for $3.99 Use $2 coupon from 3/27 Sunday paper Final price = $1.99 Johnson & Johnson or Neosporin spend $10 get $5 in extracare bucks The bandaids are on sale for 2/$6 and neosporin is around $6.29 Use 50 cents coupon or $1.50 coupon in 3/27 Sunday paper This deal is getting over 50% off your first aid supplies- It is always good to have these items on hand don't run to the drugstore when you need them be proactive Kellogg's cereal on sale for $1.87 Use the rebate below and print out coupons to make this deal a MONEYMAKER Receive a $10 pre-paid rewards MasterCard that can be used for gasoline purchases. When you send in 10 UPC from participating Kelloggs cereals - you can get 5 per household and you don't need a receipt expires 12/31/2011 everyone should be able to get $50 from this Sign up at for up to $10 in Kellogg's coupons $1 off six pack of any Snapple- (don't usually see Snapple coupons) remember you can hit the back key a couple of times to print off two Free sample of Fiber Choice $3 coupon off Huggies diapers any size $1 off four cans of Alpo dog food Like all natural eggs on their facebook page to receive a $1 coupon (these eggs are available at Walmart) Sign in to VeryBestBaking site for $1 coupon off Nestle Easter Cookies Get four photo books a month from HotPrints. There is an advertising page in the center but was told it can be ripped out without hurting your photos. Worth a shot. Today only like Gerber on their facebook page and receive $1 off three Gerber Nature Select food - today only Buy $25 in Walgreens Brand Diapers get $10 mail in rebate(will print off at register) Diapers are on sale this week for $5.99 I don't have little kids so I haven't tried this deal yet? If anyone does please send me an email to make sure it works. Thanks