Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fru-Gal Update April 9

Get a free Redbox Rental when you rent a movie by reserving online. My kids do this all the time and say that it is so easy and you get the movie you want at the Redbox you want to go to. I want to mention about Kroger's mega deal with cleaning products this week. I am sorry it's late. The deal is if you purchase four participating cleaning items you get $4 off your total instantly. This is $1 off each item. A great deal to start with along with the items being on sale. Look in your coupon holder for coupons to match on top of the deal but also go to and click on special offers to get some coupons. Many of the items on mega deal are lysol products. The Lysol Neutra Air Aerosol Sanitizing Spray after megadeal is $1.49 use printable $1 coupon making it only 49 cents. I haven't done this yet but you can get four photo books a month from HotPrints for free. If anyone does this please email me back so I can spread the word if it is worth it. 99 cents Mother's Day card from Tiny Prints mailed directly to your Mom for FREE. Just enter promotional code MDAY99 Free sample pack from U by Kotex Today's photo deal at Walgreens is $10 off orders of $20 or more. Just enter 10DEAL at checkout

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fru-Gal Update April 8

I had a couple of mistakes in Thursday column. One was the Kellogg cereal rebate- you need to buy ten boxes instead of five. What I was thinking is you can do this rebate five times. It still is a great way to combine coupons along with rebate for close to free cereal. Also, I was informed by Three Chimney Farm that the tours are $10 per person with the admission money going to charity. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. I guess I need to get some more sleep. Get a free t-shirt from Bacardi when you like them on their facebook page. Like John Frieda on their facebook page and receive a free sample of Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner Sign up to be a member of Kodak Gallery and receive a free Photo Magnet. You do have to pay $1 shipping. Right now Amazon has Crayola Tadoodles Scribble and Sing Art Station originally $41.25 Now $7.99 These prices change often. Cute personalized umbrellas from Arts Cow. You can get these now for $14.99 including shipping. Just enter promotional code SPR11UMB at checkout. Great Mom's present Sign up to volunteer for a project during the month of April, you'll receive a coupon for a FREE Newman's Own product. Free Cheese Fondue Day at Melting Pot April 11-14 make your reservations Free Dove Men+Care Deodorant sample from CVS Take an extra 15% off merchandise at Kohl's coupon even clearance three days only Once again six free magazine subscriptions Enter code 63829897 at Conagra Foods to print out some high value coupons Buy one entree get one free at Ruby Tuesday until April 17 75 cent Breyers Ice Cream coupon Remember to hit back button a couple of times to print out twice There also is $1.50 off two at combine manufacturer with store coupon for even better deal I splurged last night buying a box of Dove Ice Cream bars at Kroger on sale for $2.99 and there was a blinkie coupon on the door. Making it $1.99 a little expensive but good. Thomas Play Date at Toys R Us on Saturday, April 9th at 11am to 1pm. Make it and take it Easter Pail Event at Michaels Craft Store on Sunday, April 10 from 1pm to 3pm,default,pg.html Don't forget Walgreens is giving away 1 million gogos on April 9 from 9am to 12pm. While supplies last. Get your copy of The Little Pink Book (about breast cancer) Free pool testing kit. Take the pledge before April 10 to receive a free copy (while supplies last) of KABOOM! How one man built a movement to save play

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fru-Gal Column April 7

One of my favorite quotes is, “And God took a handful of Southerly Wind, blew His breath upon it, and created the horse”. Everyone can enjoy the beautiful horse county in Kentucky without spending much money. Start with visiting historical Keeneland Racetrack celebrating their 75th Anniversary. Like Keeneland on their facebook page and print out a coupon for free admission on Wednesdays and Thursdays of the 2011 April meet. Wednesday’s you can enjoy lunch frugally with 75 cents hot dogs. Mornings are a busy but glorious time at the track. Watch the horses train on the track for their next big race from 6am to 10am. Get breakfast at the track kitchen surrounded by trainers and owners or bring the kids on Saturday for Breakfast with the Works. During Breakfast with the Works there are free children’s activities, including having photos made in pint sized jockey silks. A live demonstration with the horses takes place at 8:45 in the Paddock. If you ever wondered what it is like to be a jockey or how they get chosen to ride certain horses join a member of Keeneland’s jockey group and TVG analyst also a former jockey Donna Brothers for an informal question and answer session live in the Paddock, Saturdays starting at 12:05pm. If you want help picking which horse to bet, on Saturdays at 11:30am, there will be a free trackside handicapping seminar conducted by Tom Law, managing editor of the Thoroughbred Times. Don’t forget to stop in the Keeneland’s historical library open Monday thru Friday. Help support The United Way of the Bluegrass by purchasing advance ticket package for $5 that include general admission, a reserved seat and lunch ($15 value) on Wednesday, April 27th go to their website for more information . Continue your frugal equine journey by scheduling a tour at one of these magnificent horse farms. Three Chimneys Farm in Versailles offer free tours of their stallion complex several days a week by appointment only. Send an email to to schedule. Visit Secretariat’s burial place at Claiborne Farm in Paris and observe many newborn colts and fillies galloping around. To organize a free tour starting at 11am seven days a week call (859) 987-2330 or email . Ashford Stud offers a thirty minute tour through three barns to see the studs and talk about their racing and breeding history. There is no charge and they do those tours, Monday through Friday at 3:00 you just have to make an appointment by calling (859) 873-7088. Remember the tours are free but it is a courtesy to tip the tour guide. End your day or start the next one with a beautiful scenic drive throughout bluegrass country by following the official Bluegrass Driving Tour, start outside Keeneland Racetrack and follow the signs while enjoying the view of Kentucky’s most beautiful horse farms and pass the Kentucky Horse Park. Remember to get your Kentucky Equine Education Program membership which entitles you to free admission to any of Kentucky’s Pari-mutuel Race Tracks all year long along with buy one get one free admission t the Kentucky Horse Park. This is an unbelievable deal available all year long (while supplies last). Buy five boxes of Kelloggs cereal and receive a $10 Mastercard gas card with mail-in-rebate. This week at Walgreen’s get Kellogg’s cereals for $1.87 a box making this deal a moneymaker. Great Easter Basket stuffers from Kmart. Right now through April 9th, when you buy Gator Golf, Elefun or Play-Doh Smashed Potatoes game for $14.99, you can get a Chutes & Ladders or Candy Land for only $2. Use coupons from and receive an extra $5 off order making the final price for two games just $11.99. Get a free autographed glossy photo of your favorite Disney Character. Just send your request to: Walt Disney Company Attn: Fan Mail Department 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521 Don’t forget to include your shipping information and which character’s photo you would like. Walgreens is offering 7 days of photo deals. I already received a free 8x10 enlargement on Sunday. See what the deal is today. Remember have the product shipped to store so you don’t even pay for shipping. Snapfish is celebrating their eleventh birthday with a photo deal every day until April 11. Want to get a free pair of eyeglasses on April 7 starting at noon use promotional code FREEAPR6 when checking out. I did this for my son and received a beautiful pair of glasses. You do need to pay shipping and handling which cost me around $16. Have your prescription ready for Thursday.!/ Kids eat FREE at International House of Pancakes every day between 4 and 10pm (one free kids meal with the purchase of each adult entrĂ©e) during the month of April. No coupon is necessary, and only available at participating IHOP locations. Call your local IHOP to check before you head out. Bring the kids to Jacobson Park, for Kite Fest on April 9 from noon to 4pm. There will be free activities like face painting, kite making, giant bubbles and special entertainment. For more information call 288-2927. On April 10, the YMCA of Central Kentucky is encouraging all kids and parents to celebrate Healthy Kids Day. The free event will take place at the University of Kentucky’s Nutter Field House from 2pm to 5pm and feature activities such as inflatables, relay races, hula hoops, games and more. Just pre-register at the YMCA website Celebrate The Best of the Bluegrass on April 9 starting at 6pm with music at Cheapside Park from Belle Brezing. There are events going on all night long go to www.bestofthebluegrass for more information. Like Rite Aid on their facebook page and they will donate $1 to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. Disney Store invites you to Minnie’s Masquerade party on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 for two sessions. Go dressed in your favorite costume and see an exclusive viewing of Minnie’s Masquerade before it airs on Disney Junior. Make your own royal crown and take part in a fun costume parade where everyone wins a prize. Call your local store for more information. Now through April 11 rent two movies from Redbox get one more free. Do you have an idea for a new product, service or an invention? If so you can participate in the 2011 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” competition. Compete for over $25,000 worth of valuable prizes. On April 9, Walgreens will be giving away FREE Crazy Bones toys. Be sure to stop by in the morning before supplies run out. EARTH DAY April 22 FREEBIES: Carnegie Center at 251 West Second Street is celebrating on Tuesday, April 19 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Families can discover the importance of being green and taking care of our extraordinary world. Meet local green organizations, create art from recycled goods, dig your own garden and more. Call (859) 254-4175 or register online at Bluegrass Pride’s offering free energy audit kits that you check out for two-week period. These kits include Laser Thermometer, Food Thermometer (for testing water temperature), Refrigerator Thermometer, Foot Candle Light Meter and Kill-A-Watt Meter. All you have to do is call PRIDE at (859) 266-1572 to reserve a kit. Join Louie Hillenmeyer at The University of Kentucky’s Arboretum at 500 Alumni Drive on April 14 at 10am to learn gardening tips and techniques for growing beautiful container gardens. Call Holly at (859) 252-8665 to register for FREE. In honor of Earth Day, April 22 Starbucks is offering customers free brewed coffee or free tea if you bring your own re-usable cup, tumbler, or mug for your drink. Target is giving away free reusable bags in stores with any purchase to the first one million guests on April 17 to celebrate Earth Day. Free Do-It-Herself Workshop weekend from April 21 to April 23 at Home Depot. All weekend women learn hands-on home-improvement skills. Learn how to lower the cost of maintaining your home by doing it yourself. Free gifts or gift with purchases for participants while supplies last. Call your local store for more information or go to website.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fru-Gal Update April 5

Get a free subscription to Popular Science Get a personalized Mother's Day card or Grandma Card etc. from TinyPrints just pay 44 cents for the stamp to have it mailed directly to your recipient. Just enter promotional code 4MOM at checkout The code is good for the first 10,000 orders. I just got mine. Really cute! Walgreens is offering 5 5x7 Folded Photo Cards for free when you purchase 5 more. Just enter promotional code 5CARDDEAL at checkout. Make sure you pick store pickup so you won't be charged for shipping. Bad news from Kroger land. They have fixed there registers software to not allow digital coupons with matching paper coupons. $1 coupon on any two Peeps Chocolate Items. Good basket stuffer Get a free personalized song in familiar Veggie Tales songs. Just enter code myveggie, find your child's name and download a free personalized song. TARGET DEAL- Purchase two select Olay products get $5 Target gift card I bought two Olay body was for $4.99 each Use two $2 coupon from 4/3 Sunday paper Final price after gift card 50 cents each Skittles Blender 69 cents Print coupon for 50 cents off two Skittles or Starburst Print out $1 on two Skittles Blenders Target coupon Final price = FREE Degree Deodorant $1.97 $1 coupon from 3/27 Sunday paper $1 coupon from Final price = FREE 3 for 99 cents each spring cards for Easter, Mother's Day, and Spring themed. Use promotional code GRCARDS33 when checking out from Rite Aid photo. Remember ship to store for no shipping charge. Print Buy One Get One FREE Land O'Frost Bistro Favorites Today show deals and steals for this week specials Buy One Get One Free coupon for Powerade Zero on their facebook page Samples of Degree Women Motionsense deodorant check on April 6

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fru-Gal Update April 4

Free Outside in Cinnamon Bites at Arby's with any combo purchase Get 111 4x6 prints for $1.11 from Snapfish. Just use code 11PRINTS at checkout by Thursday. Get a free pie when you share this website with three friends. $5 off $40 purchase at CVS coupon on their facebook page Sign up now for Sample Showcase to request samples from products they have listed This Sunday William and Sonoma are offering free culinary class. Learn the fine art of making authentic Italian pasta from scratch. Call you local store for times. Enter your name and mailing address to receive your complimentary CFL bulb from Rodney Strong CVS DEALS- Complete Multi-Purpose Solution sale $8.99 $8.99 extracare bucks Final price = FREE Gum-eez Thru Flossers sale $2 $2 extracare bucks Final price = FREE Easter Mars Candy Singles sale 50 cents $1/2 coupon from 3/20 Sunday paper Final price = FREE Oral-B Manual Toothbrush sale $2.99 $2 coupon from 4/3 Sunday paper 99 cents extracare bucks Final price = FREE Right Guard Total Defense Body Wash sale $3.88 Use buy one get one free coupon from 3/13 Sunday paper $3 extracare bucks Final price = 44 cents each for two Crest Pro-Health Rinse, Toothpase or Floss sale $3.49 50 cents coupon from 3/13 Sunday paper $2.50 extracare bucks Final price = 49 cents WALGREENS DEALS- Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste $2.99 Receive $2.99 in register rewards FInal price = FREE Olay Body Soap $2.99 on sale for buy one get one 50% off Use two $2 coupons from 4/3 Sunday paper Final price = 25 cents each Crayola Color Wonder On-The-Go $1.50 Use $1 coupon from 4/3 Sunday paper Final price = 50 cents (great basket stuffers) RITE AID DEALS- Tena $9.99 Printable $2.50 coupon Final price = MONEYMAKER Poligrip $1.99 $1.50 coupon from RiteAid video coupon Final price =MONEYMAKER NetiMed Nasadock $6 $6 in UPs reward Final price = FREE Scrunci Elastic Hairbands $1.99 $1.99 in UPs reward Final price = FREE DOLLAR GENERAL DEAL- Pedigree Dentastix on sale for $2 and buy one get one free Use two $1 printable coupons Final price = two bags for FREE

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fru-Gal Update April 3

To my Lexington Readers - Beaumont Krogers has Snuggies marked down to $2.50 in the clearance section of housewares. I bought two as Christmas presents for my nephews. What a great gift to give to a college student. Also take a look at the candles. RiteAid stores have all their winter gear - gloves, hats, scarves marked down 75% good time to stock up Today only get a free 8x10 photo at Walgreens. Just use promotional code DEAL8x10 at checkout. Today only save up to 40% off bike purchases at Toys R Us coupon Printable coupons for Michaels this week only Snapfish is celebrating it's 11th birthday. Find Snappy's picture on 5 secret gifts and enjoy 50%off with promotional code 11HUNT by April 12. $1 coupon for Orville Redenbacher popcorn. Last week at Krogers they were on sale for $1.50 I am not sure what price they are now. High value coupon for popcorn This week at Kmart buy Gator Gold, Elefun or Play-Doh Smashed Potatoes on sale for $14.99 Buy Chutes & Ladders or Candy Land on sale for $2 (with above purchase) Total $16.99 Use $3 Gator Gold, Elefun or Play-Doh coupon Use $2 Candy Land or Chutes & Ladders coupon Final price = $11.99 for two games Get a free autographed glossy photo of your favorite Disney Character. Just send your request to: Walt Disney Company Attn: Fan Mail Department 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521 Don’t forget to include your shipping information and which character’s photo you would like. Sign up for a free Learn to Fly Kit Get a free Target Baby Welcome Kit when create a baby registery at a Target store Free subscription to Wall Street Journal Free subscription to BARRON's Free two year subscription to Entrepreneur Free subscription to Jet Magazine Free subscription to EBONY Free subscription to Newsweek Through April 11 rent two redbox movies and receive a code for a free movie On April 9, Walgreens will be giving away FREE Crazy Bones toys.