Friday, May 27, 2011

Frugal Update May 27

Last night I taught a savings class at Eagle Creek Library. It was amazing. There was around 60 people that showed. We were full with a waiting list. This group of people had many savings stories to share and I learned quite a bit myself. Does all the interest come from the new Extreme Coupon show, maybe but we have a tremendous group of savers out there that want to share and save. The Herald Leader is now making that a little easier and much cheaper by offering a Sunday only subscription for $4.99 a month, if you are already a subscriber. If you are not and want to get the Sunday paper delivered you do need to purchase two $4.99 subscription. This still is a great deal if you are looking for those coupons. I will tell you that in the long run you will get your money back.

Active Subscribers go to to get the deal. When doing so click on heard this offer from The Fru-Gal.

New Subscribers go to to get the deal. Remember you do have to purchase two. Make sure you click heard this offer from The Fru-Gal.

Get 50% off Expressionery this weekend only. Last year I had some beautiful personalized stationery made for my friends as gifts. Just use promotional code BIGJUNESALE.

Order a movie online only by May 30 from DIRECTV and get $5.99 back. (you do have to be a DIRECTV customer)

5.99 Back Offer valid 5/20-5/30 and available to current residential DIRECTV customers with accounts in "good standing" in DIRECTV's sole discretion. DIRECTV MOVIE MONEY certificate offer valid for one (1) DIRECTV CINEMA™ movie bill credit of $5.99. Mail-in redemption required to receive DIRECTV CINEMA™ movie bill credit. Limit one (1) $5.99 DIRECTV MOVIE MONEY certificate per customer. Allow 8-10 weeks after DIRECTV CINEMA™ purchase for delivery of DIRECTV MOVIE MONEY certificate. DIRECTV CINEMA™ purchases are nonrefundable. Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change at any time. Pricing is residential. Taxes not included. Online ordering of DIRECTV CINEMA™ programs is free of charge.

Walgreens is offering a Sunday and Monday only sale check it out!

Print out some high value coupons for your favorite Kellogg's products. Just sign up and print away.

Free sample of Dove Deodorant

Haven't tried it yet but use promotional code 7NCSU2 at a Blockbuster Express to rent a free movie

Get 25% off your total order at Hollister with coupon or online

I just received in my inbox a buy one get one free entree at Qdoba Mexican this coupon unfortunately is unique to me. Register for Qdoba rewards club to have the emails go right to you. Once you register you will automatically get a coupon for a free order of homemade chips and salsa or a free regular drink.

Another club you need to sign up for is The Home Depot Garden Club. This club sends you gardening tips but also sends you coupons unique to you. I just received one today that gives me 50% off Gladious Mixed package of 55 bulbs plus a couple more. I have in the past received free coupons plus buy one get one free coupons.

Today only at Whole Foods get Chicken Breast Kabobs for $3.99 originally $7.99
They also have a weekend deal May 27 to May 30 spend $40 in our Meat Depoartment, save $10 at checkout.

Blockbuster stores - Gnomeo & Juliet is a Hot Title available for $2.99 for the first night and $1.00 for each additional night. If Gnomeo & Juliet isn't in stock when you visit your favorite kiosk, we'll send you a $1 promo code so you don't go home empty handed

Rent out two get a third free with promotional code BBXRENT expires May 29, 2011

Don't forget about ACE Memorial Day Weekend sale
Look at the flyer and get many items close to free or free after mail-in-rebate

Free sample of Huggies Pull-Ups Flushable Moist Wipes- I kept these in my car

Disney Store is having a great Memorial Day Sale. Get free shipping on any order when using promotional code MEMDAY.

Get a Samsonite Tote-A-Ton Duffle Bag originally $60 now just $19.99 from Amazon

Birds Eye just reloaded their coupons on their facebook page. Hit spin the wheel to win a high-value coupon

$1 coupon for Wholly Guacamole

Snapfish is offering 50% off everything, sitewide. All cards, photo books, photo canvases, are 50% off.
Use Snapfish coupon code 50ALLCART at checkout before May 30.

Print coupon for : Buy any one Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swimpants at Walmart, get Nestle Juicy Juice 8pk FREE.

Download Martha Steward Grilling Cookbook

Mossy Oak Skin for your Smartphone from Ram Truck

FruGal Column May 26

Summertime is right around the corner. If a vacation doesn’t fit into your budget why don’t you take a staycation , the excitement and adventure of a vacation can be just as wonderful close to home. Remember a staycation is not a vacation where the family or an individual stays at home and does chores, finish projects and sits around watching TV. Enjoy the wonderful sites and activities right in your hometown while saving money on airfare, lodging and meals. Plan your staycation just like you would a regular vacation. Start researching information at least a few weeks before by googling best places to visit, local Chamber of Commerce website and get the area travel brochures sent to you. In the end you are on vacation. Leave your dirty laundry alone, Set the chores aside and maybe don’t answer your phone. Have fun, take pictures and enjoy your state.

The Cinemark Summer Movie Club is back again this year where you can purchase tickets for kids movies for as low as 50 cents each. If you want to participate the program offers two options:

1. Go to your local participating Cinemark and purchase 10 tickets for $5.

2. Purchase the tickets for $1 at the door on the day of the movie.

Regal Cinemas is offering $1 G or PG rated movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays celebrating a 9-week Summer Festival. Check out what is showing at your local participating Regal Cinemas this summer.

Have the kids take part in Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Imagination’s Destination program where kids earn a free book when they read any 8 books.

Download Get a Feed Your Brain Reading Log from Half-Price books and set a goal with your child to read each day for at least 15 minutes or more throughout June and July. Join Half-Price books for their Feed Your Brain kick off on Sunday, June 5 at 2pm for the Biggest Storytime of the Summer. If you read 600 minutes or more you can turn in your completed reading log at Half-Price Books between July 25 to August 7 to receive your $5 Back-to-School Bucks summer reward.

Check out Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic on select Saturdays throughout the summer. Your kids can build a wood project like Goofy Golf, Waving Flag, Tow Truck or Binoculars for free. Visit your local Lowe’s to sign up or visit their website.

Each first Saturday of the month starting at 9am Home Depot offers a free do-it-yourself kids workshop. Each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, an achievement pin along with making and taking home their constructed project.

Michael’s Art and Craft Stores offer free Family Fun Events throughout the year. Check out some great events you can enjoy with your child.,default,pg.html

Don’t forget one of our great resources your local library. Eagle Creek library is having a Summer Reading Kickoff Party on Monday, June6 starting at 1pm. Join the activities, have a snack while picking up your summer reading log. Check out all the fun events offered throughout the summer on their online calendar.

The University of Kentucky’s Arboretum is offering free tours this summer on Sundays, all at 2pm. Tours are free, open to the public and do not require pre-registration. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Tours last around 45 minutes. Every week there is a different topic checkout their website for more details.

Have your family dress up like a cow and get a free meal from Chick-fil-A on Friday, July 8th to celebrate Cow Appreciation Day. Get more information at .

Don’t forget about Fairy Tale Nights at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants where every child under 12 will receive free Chick-fil-A Nuggets Kid’s Meal with purchase of any meal. Call your local restaurant to find when they are celebrating during the month of August.

Join the folks at Shaker Village in their 3,000 acre backyard to celebrate National Trails Day 2011. Ride your horse, enjoy a day of fishing, take a canoe trip on the Dix River, participate in guided hike or nature walks or other free activities offered throughout the day. For more information call Jean Givowski at 800-734-5611 ext. 1545.

See all the free activities offered in your state to celebrate National Trails Day.

Don’t forget to go to for monthly adventures and activities.

Take the family out to one of our nation’s favorite pastime a baseball game at The Lexington Legends. They offer many fun promotions like Friday Fireworks, Kids eat Free Mondays, 34 cents Hot Dogs on Tuesday, Thirsty $1 Beer Thursday and much more. Don’t forget you can take a Kraft Singles cheese wrapper on Tuesday’s game for the opportunity to buy one ticket and get a second ticket free.

Now that you have made plans to take a staycation lets get you some deals on gas.

CVS is offering a $10 gas card when you purchase $30 worth of participating products. Every week different items will qualify. The money you accumulate toward purchased products will not carry over week-to-week. Manufacturer’s coupons and CVS coupons can be used to lower your out-of-pocket expense. You only need to spend $30 before coupons.

Purchase specially marked boxes of Kellogg’s products; enter codes online to collect points. Whenyou accumulate 4 points you can receive a $5 gas card.

Purchase Kimberly-Clark products with Disney Pixar CARS 2 codes, enter codes here and redeem for great CARS 2 gifts, tickets to the movie or $10 prepaid VISA cards.

Don’t forget to use your Kroger Plus Card when you are at the gas pump. When you purchase $100 worth of groceries you will receive 10 cents off a gallon.

Disney has a new replacement disc program that provides a new replacement copy of damaged DVDs or Blue-rays for $6.95. There is a limit of one replacement per year.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale at Ace Hardware FREEBIES

Cutter Insect Repellent is on sale for $4.99 send in for $4 mail-in-rebate. Use $1.50 coupon from 5/22 Sunday paper making the deal a MONEYMAKER.

Ortho Home Defense Max Perimeter Insect Killer on sale for $5.99 with a $5.99 mail-in-rebate making it FREE.

Totally Green Wheel Cleaner on sale for $3.99 with a $3.99 mail-in-rebate making it FREE.

Biodegradable Car Wash on sale for $3.99 with a $3.99 mail-in-rebate making it FREE.

Biodegradable Tire Shine on sale for $3.99 with a $3.99 mail-in-rebate making it FREE.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Frugal Forum May 25

Receive $10 in coupon from Bounce in the mail

Free three year subscription to Working Women magazine

$2 off two Eight O'Clock Coffee coupon

Get 50% off one item at Borders on their facebook page

Tyson has a new game on their facebook page. Take a spin on their wheel to win prizes.

Like Snuggle fabric softener on their facebook page to print out $1 coupon which will make this a great deal at Walmart

Walgreens Deal-
16 oz Listerine Whitening Plus Restoring Rinse $5.99
Print out two $1 coupon from
Use $3 coupon in Walgreens Sales Flyer (will take off $6)
Receive $4 Register Rewards
Final price = FREE

Like Breyers Ice Cream on their facebook page and receive a $1.50 coupon for purchase of two Breyers Blast
Go to to print out Target Store Coupon for $1.50 off two Breyers ice cream. If they have the Blast at Target this will be a great deal.

I just went on and made a Father's Day Card personalized and sent to me for FREE. I just entered promotional code TYOPRAH at checkout. If you already did this I did to for a birthday card but I tried it again and it worked.

Lane Bryant has buy one get one free crops tops and flip flops just enter promotional code BOGOFREELB.

Free glasses today at Coastal Contact starting at noon. I have done this and got some really nice glasses for $13

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Frugal Update May 24

Free subscription to Ebony magazine

Free Watch Out For Motorcycles decal

Get 50% off all photo gifts at Snapfish. Just use promotional code 50ALLCART at checkout to receive the discount.

Great time to get some Father's Day Gifts!

Free sample of Carefree Body Shape Liners

Get a $2 coupon from Dreft Fabric softener

I haven't tested this yet but they say Walmart has Nexcare bandages price cut to $1 Use $1 printable coupon for free bandages

Another Walmart deal that I haven't checked yet is Bar S Hot Dogs on sale for $1 Print out $1 for two printable making final price 50 cents each when buying two packages of hot dogs
If anyone is on their way to Walmart check it out for us and send an email back to confirm savings. Thanks

Like Methos new gum UP2U on their facebook page and print out $1 coupon. This coupon got to make the gum close to free.

Ocean's Trilogy from Amazon was $35.99 now $17.99 get three Blue-Ray DVD's for 50%
Another great Father's Day gift.

Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer $3.49 at Rite Aid
Print out $2 Rite Aid Revlon Crazy Shine coupon
pay $1.49 after coupon
$2 Single Check Rebate from Rite Aid (forms located next to flyers in front of store or go online to to submit)
Final price = MONEY MAKER

Like Bic Mark It Permanent Marker on their facebook page and print out a $5 off coupon
Always good to have nice markers around the house

Like Little Debbie's on their facebook page and receive a 75 cent coupon. I heard that these Little Debbie's Cloud Cakes are a good price at Walmart

Rayovac Batteries $1 coupon check out Walmart could make for some free batteries

Rimmel cosmetics is offering a $2 coupon on their facebook page. This makes for some close to free makeup

Print out $1.50 Bayer Advanced Aspirin coupon from ALLYOU combine that with Walgreens in-store flyer $2 coupon to get a great deal on aspirin

Kids eat free today only at Chili's restaurant. Print out coupon but call your local restaurant to confirm

Monday, May 23, 2011

Frugal Update May 23

Get a high value $2 Tidy Cats coupon when you like them on their facebook page

Free movie today only at Blockbuster Express. Use promotional code GOMONDAY

Today only get Lady GaGa new album Born This Way for just 99 cents from Amazon

Like Crayola Pop Art Pixies and print out a $2 coupon.

Today only save 25% off your Old Navy purchase

Like Kool-Aid on their facebook to receive a coupon for 50 cents off 5 regular Kool-Aid packages

Like Lean Pockets on their facebook page to receive a coupon for Buy One Get One Free Coupon

Like Fresh Express Salads on their facebook page and receive a coupon for $1 off

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Frugal Update May 22

Keep your eye out for $3 coupon on Pork Products at Kroger. I found them right at the meat department getting a package of four pork chops for just $2.

Like Olive Garden on their facebook page and print out $4 coupon when you purchase two entrees

Like Freschetta Simply Inspired on their facebook page and receive a high value $2 coupon. I told you a scenario a couple of weeks ago to get the Freschetta pizza for only 99 cents. Print out coupon to use with a sale. I think Kroger has it on sale this week with the mega sale.

Look for speciality marked boxes of Kellogg's cereal to get points toward prizes. If you collect 4 points you will get a $5 gas card. You can do this up to 5 times. Sign up now you might get free codes through emails sent by Kelloggs.

Today only spend $100 online at New York & Company get $50 off your order. Can get sale items or regular priced items does exclude red line items. Use coupon code 6345.

$10 mail in rebate for Osmocote Plant Food. It has been said it is on sale for $10 at Lowe's so making this free. I haven't checked yet.

Receive a free packet of real american steak rub seasoning from The Star Ranch

Free sample of Polar Frost Pain Relieving Cold Gel

Free sample of Angelica Protective Lotion

Walgreen Deal-

Scunci Hair Elastics $2 get $2 in register rewards = FREE

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution $7.99 get $7.99 in register rewards= FREE

Buy one Oscar Mayer Wieners for $2.99 get one free use $1 coupon from 5/15 paper making final price 99 cents each for two

Charmin 6 big roll with in flyer coupon $2.99 use 25 cent coupon from May P&G insert

Free sample of Garnier Moisture Rescue from Target