Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fru-Gal Update May 5

Is your local grocery store the best place to go for food? We are very fortunate that our city offers many different types of stores to get everything we need to survive. If you need milk, over the counter medications or personal care items, drugstores like Walgreens, CVS or RiteAid can offer surprisingly good deals. Many of these pharmacies offer some great deals on food to get you into the store hoping you are going to buy some higher priced products. This week at Walgreens get salt for 50 cents, Butterball Chicken broth for 50 cents and olives for 99 cents. Go to RiteAid where you can pick up Raisin Bran cereal, Pop-Tarts and Rice Krispies snacks for just $1.99. CVS has Sun Chips on sale for $3 each buy two bags and use $2 Sunday paper coupon making the final price $2 each. Next are the Supercenters like Walmart and Target these stores will match sale prices and accept coupons. Warehouse Clubs like Sam’s Club sell everything from meat to mattresses. You do need to purchase an annual membership and you cannot use coupons at these stores. In warehouse clubs remember that even if you eventually use the large amount of products you just bought you may not have the storage space to accommodate the product. The shopping experience in these big box stores can be very unfriendly and uncomfortable. I tend to spend much of my time just locating the products. We now have discount grocers like Aldi that sell private label products instead of brand names, but in many cases prices can be lower than a regular supermarket. These stores do not accept coupons, you need to bag your own groceries, bring your own bags and don’t forget to bring a quarter to get a shopping cart. What is the best way for you to save money while shopping? I use coupons when shopping so going to a warehouse club isn’t going to give me the best deal. Kroger doubles any coupon up to 50 cents everyday making my coupons worth even more. Target lets you use a store coupon along with a manufacturer coupon helping you save double the amount on an item. Walmart’s new coupon policy even gives you back money if your coupon is a higher amount than the product purchase price. Keep all your options open when shopping. Maybe step into a new store to see what other deals are available. Remember to check your prices and compare for the best deals.

Don’t forget about Mother’s Day. Giving from your heart is more precious than how much the present costs. Do something special for Mom on her day. Make her a special basket full of goodies along with designing personalized coupons for Mom at DLTK’s printable.

Rite Aid- Duracell batteries 10pk for $8.99 unadvertised sale $2.49 (I did it yesterday and it worked)

Rite Aid- Calgon $2.99 get $2 in UPs reward use $1 printable coupon
making this free - The coupon for some reason didn't work right but it is for the right product and the cashier put it in manually for me

Kroger freebies- 5/1 Sunday paper $1 Safeguard soap coupon on sale for $1 - $1 Ivory Bath Wash coupon on sale for $1

Basket suggestions from RiteAid:

· Buy two Revlon Emery Boards 2 packs for $1.25 each and receive $4 in UPs rewards to use on next purchase.

· Use $4 UPs reward to purchase two bottles of Pantene Shampoo or Conditioners and $3 coupon from 5/1 Sunday paper making the final price FREE.

· Purchase Nivea Sun-Kissed Radiant Skin for $9.99 use $2 coupon from 5/1 Sunday paper and receive $5 UPs reward making final price $2.99.

· Use $5 UPs reward from previous transaction to buy Revlon foundation for $9.99 and you will be able to send in for $2 mail-in-rebate along with receiving $5 UPs reward.

· Use new $5 UPs reward to purchase Covergirl Cosmetics for 40% off and use with $2.50 coupon or $1 coupon from 5/1 Sunday paper.

· Purchase three Profoot Foot Care participating products for $15. Send in for $10 mail-in-rebate and look for $1 peelie on product along with receiving $2 UPs rewards making the final price FREE.

· Don’t forget to get the box of Whitman’s sampler for $4.88 with the UPs reward you still have making this a great deal.

· Ivory Soap is on sale for 99 cents at CVS use $1 coupon from 5/1 Sunday paper making it FREE.

· Load digital coupon for free Magnum Ice Cream 3-pack on your Kroger card.

Save $10 off $25 purchase at Yankee Candle Store with coupon.

Share your love of Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Tubs by sending one to your Mom.

Receive a free Classic Photo Book when you buy one at Picaboo just enter promotional code BGFMAY at checkout.

Send a free ecard to your Mother today and Smart Balance will donate one dollar to WomenHeart, to support women living with heart disease.

Until May 8th purchase an egift card from P.F. Chang’s and they will donate 10% off the price to help empower women and girls in the fight against global poverty.

The Cancer Society wants to inspire Mothers to make their own health a priority by making May 12 “Choose You” Day, a day to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Register your goals and track your progress.

Buy any HP Poster and get one of equal or lesser value free at Walmart coupon.

Looking for beauty products for Mom? Ultra Beauty on Nicholasville Road has a great Mother’s Day sale this week. Receive a free cover-up ($40 value) with any fragrance purchase of $30 or more. Look at their flyer to see all the free gifts available with qualifying purchases.

Join The Redbox Text Club now and get a free rental every first Monday of the month.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is holding their annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic today at the Third Street Fire Station from 6pm to 9pm. Vaccinations will cost just $3. Call (859) 231-9791 for more information.

The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky located on Alumni Drive will observe National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 6 by offering 2 free guided tours of its gardens, one at 10 am and the other at 2pm. No pre-registration just show up to learn something about Lexington’s public garden.

Join Living Arts and Science Center located at 362 N. Main St. and the Cincinnati Zoo tonight from 6pm to 8pm for a special Wings of Wonder, Live Bird Show. The Cincinnati Zoo will bring a variety of amazing birds such as black-footed penguin, eagle, and hawk. Call (859) 252-5222 for more information.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fru-Gal Update May 4

Free Dessert with the purchase of any Regular Priced Dinner/Platter at Captain D's for MOM

Send Mom a ecard from Denny’s and they will send her a coupon for a free Pancake Puppies Sundae.

$30 worth of flowers for Mom for just $15 at ProFlowers-plus when you order your flowers from ProFlowers you will get a free subscription to Women's Day.

Visit one of your local Comic Book stores to receive a free comic book.

Alex Ready, Set, Go Red Trike originally $199.99 on sale for $79.99 at Amazon. The price will change quickly

Purchase one package of Tyson Chicken Nuggets or Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips for free photo book, buy two packages of Tyson products for Free Fun Pass purchase three Tyson products for Free Salon Treatment.

Get a 10 count box of Breathe Right strips for FREE from Rite Aid. Just print out coupon.

Make a 8 x 10 collage at Walgreens for only 99 cents when you use promotional code SPRINGCOLLAGE

$5 off $10 purchase at your ULTRA store coupon. Ultra is having a big Mother’s Day sale this week so check out their flyer when you go to the store and bring your coupon for extra savings.

Print out coupon for $3 off your purchase of three Hallmark cards at CVS only. Unfortunately they cannot be used for 99 cards just $1.99 and up cards. Still a good deal if you haven’t gotten your Mother’s Day card yet. Pick up a Father’s Day card so you will be prepared. You do need to enter zip code 04101 to get coupon.

Free sample of Purex Complete with Zout. These are going to go fast so sign up now.

Like Thorntons on their facebook page and get a free Sun Drop drink or Cookie

Until May 25th Bounce is giving away B-Shirts. Just fill out form on their facebook page and they will randomly draw names for freebies.!/bounce?sk=app_169566776434547

Sign up for Duncan Hines Bakers Club you will be receiving a special treat

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fru-Gal Update May 2

Free Magnum Ice Cream digital coupon at Kroger just sign on to your account and load the coupon

Join The Redbox Text Club and get a promotional code for a free rental on the first Monday of every month.

Get a free sample of Spiffies Tooth Wipes

Two Free Teacher Thank You Cards from Pear Tree
Pear Tree Greetings wrote: “We are thrilled by the response of our teacher thank you program, but we need to make a few minor adjustments to the sign up. Send us an email at and we will let you know when we’ve completed our adjustments. Thank you for your patience!”

Print out 30% off one item at Old Navy from their facebook page

Free subscription to Practical Horseman

Backpack at LLBean originally $37.95 now $14.99
Use promotional code THANKYOU during checkout and the price goes to $12 with free standard shipping

Free Entertainment Weekly subscription

Like Thorntons on their facebook page and get either a free Sundrop or Cookie

Three free issues of Zoomer magazine

Free Kare Bear from Value City Furniture when you like them on their facebook page

May 6 thru May 15 from 3pm to 5pm get 50% off Frappuccino Beverages at Starbucks

Hear Eric Carle read his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar

RiteAid Deal-
Buy 1 Revlon Crazyshine Nail Buffer for $2.09 on sale
Buy one Revlon beauty tool priced at $2.09 or less
Send in for $2 mail-in-rebate for Crazyshine Nail Buffer
Receive $4 in UPs rewards
Final price = MONEYMAKER

Walgreens Deals-

Gum Thru Flossers $2 get back $2 in register rewards making them FREE

Renpure Organics Hair Care $5.99 get $4 in register rewards then send in TRY ME FREE REBATE on bottle making it a MONEYMAKER

CVS Deal-
Use $1 coupon from 5/1 Sunday paper on Ivory soap making them FREE
Colgate toothpaste on sale for $2.77 get $2.77 in extracare bucks making them FREE

Walmart Deal-
Scott Natural toilet paper on sale for $2.68
Print out $1.50 coupon coupon=coupon.110401.bathtissue.html
Final price = $1.18