Saturday, June 18, 2011

Debbi's Frugal Forum June 18

Head and Shoulder sample

Potty Chair Liners sample

The official first day of summer is Tuesday, June 21st. To celebrate Nestle Drumstick is “Raising a Cone to Summer” and giving away 100,000 free Drumstick sundae cones on their Facebook page on 6/21 beginning at 12 pm EST / 9 am PST.

Macy's coupon for $10 off $25 purchase this Friday or Saturday

Free business card holders from !saleaday on their facebook page is having a penny sale until this Sunday. You can purchase two items on their list for a penny each. Shipping is $5.99. I never used but I think I may today.

Get $2 coupon for Nivea for Men Body Wash on their facebook page

Coupon for Chuck E Cheese
$20 for one large pizza, 35 tokens and two soft drinks

Free coffee this weekend at Cosi. Just say the password REFRESH on Saturday or Sunday to receive one free tall coffee. Every weekend their is going to be a secret password for a special treat at Cosi.

Speciality marked boxes of MM's candies say Win Movie Tickets on them. I bought two boxes and each time with the code inside you get $3 off a movie ticket. The boxes of candy are on sale for $1 at Krogers but they are not much more so get a box of candy for the movies and get $3 off your ticket.

I think but not quite sure tomorrow at KMart they will be doubling 99 cents and under coupons. You may want to call your local KMart to double check. You do need to use your KMart rewards card.

High value $3 coupon for Boose Kid Essentials

This weekend only print out coupon for 50% off a single kids or baby item at Old Navy

Meijer's deal today-
A1 sauce $2.49
Buy five participating products get $5 off your order
Use $1 coupon from 6/5 Sunday paper
(If you have five coupons Final price for each bottle is 49 cents each)
If you don't have five coupons check out other participating items like Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs use coupon from 6/19 Sunday paper for additional savings.
Kraft Salad dressing is $1.69 they are also included in the deal.
Think of the deal this way it is $1 off each item when you buy five qualifying items.

Doritos $1.99 each get $3 instant savings when you buy three bags making final price just 99 cents each

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Frugal Forum June 16

For my Lexington friends, I think the only Kroger I know of that has the Huggies wipes is Hartland. They have them on a endcap in the organic aisle.

I also was at the Kroger on New Circle where I found a beer rebate for free water. They have a couple other offers also. I haven't seen these rebates anywhere else.

Free 8x10 Collage at Walgreens just enter promotional code 1FREEBIE at checkout. Good until Saturday. Make sure you click on store pick up making this absolutely free.$b8rB8bvwINa

Get another free collage code when you text DAD to 21525, you will receive the code via text message

35 cents coupon for Bird's Eye Vegetables when this doubles could make for some cheap veggies

Want to try something a little different this weekend. Use coupon to get a Large Thai Chicken deLite Pizza from Papa Murphy's for just $8

Lots of free magazine for Dad no strings attached just answer some questions

This looks cute and makes you feel good while watching. Send Dad a personalized "Training Wheels" filmcard when you sign up for free membership.

Begins mid-July at Keeneland Racetrack exact date to be announced. Place imaginary wagers on races leading up to and including the Breeders' Cup. Top two finishers win all-expense paid trips to the Coast Casinos Horseplayers World Series in Las Vegas in February 2012. Signups available on weekends beginning June 18.

$3 coupon for Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite products. They are still expensive but I got one in the clearance rack at CVS for $5 with coupon only $2.Now just to use it.

PetCareRx Deal of the Day. Nylabone Dura Chew Giant originally $11.46 now just $2.99

During the month of June, all Rewards Card holders at Qdoba will earn DOUBLE POINTS every day. That means every 5 entrees you purchase earns you 1 free entree. If you don't have a card just pick one up at the register

Free sample of NESCAFE Taster's Choice Sample on their facebook page!/nescafeusa?sk=app_112925635457264

ULTRA $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon

Free Milk-Bone Essentails coupon when you buy one regular Milk-Bone dog snack

$5 Zyrtec Coupon I don't think it says a size. I used one the beginning of the week at CVS bought it for $5.99 received $5.99 back in extracare bucks so it is a MONEYMAKER when you use the coupon.

This is an interesting way to get a free Whopper from Burger King. It is for Direct TV users like me but you have to have a land line to get the deal. Go to channel 111 for the deal. It looks like you have to watch this burger cook for five minutes then you get a free burger. I don't have a land line so I didn't get to do this.

High value coupon from DiGiorno on their facebook page. Get a $2 off any of their pizza and sides pairings

Free Forbes magazine subscription

One free cheese quesadilla with any purchase of entree at Denny's

One day sale on Dynamo Emergency World Band Radio for natural disasters. Living in Kentucky I never seen so many tornado and serve weather warnings. For the longest time I didn't realize what the sirens were for. This might be something we should all have. It is on sale today only for $8.97 originally $29.95

Debbi's Column June 16

Living well for less is my moto. Is the economy getting better? Not what I have seen. Now more than ever we need to start saving our money. In my classes I teach people how to save by using coupons along with the internet. What I can’t teach people is to actually be responsible for their money. It is a lifestyle personality to be able to walk into a store and only buy what you need. We all need to sit down and think about our money. Let’s get together as a community to help each other learn to save at the next coupon class on Thursday, July 7 at Beaumont Library starting at 6:30pm. Later in the month on July 28th advance couponers are getting together at the Beaumont Library starting at 6:30pm to share their ideas on saving even more money on everyday expenses. Call (859) 231-5570 for reservations. Start your saving lifestyle by doing something special for Father’s Day that is inexpensive but fun.

Make Dad a special Duck Tape Wallet for Free at Michael’s Art Store tonight at 6pm or make Dad a personalized key chain on June 18 starting at 10am.,default,pg.html

When you spend $50 on men’s apparel at Sears this week you will receive a $25 Sears reward gift card to use until 7/17/2011. Offer valid 6/10/11-6/19/11.

Take Dad out this week until June 18th for 99 cents Crunch Wrap at Taco Bell normally $2.50 to $3, no coupon needed.

Get a Father’s Day American Greeting card for close to free when you use this $2 coupon off two card purchase.

Free Father’s Day Casual Gingham Portrait Collage or FREE 10 x 13 Wall Portrait ($29.98 value) from Picture Me ($29.99 value). Schedule online or call 1-888-PICME-TOO.

Schedule your appointment now for a free Portrait Collage ($44.98 value) at Sears Portrait Studio.

Make Dad a personalized photo gift at Walgreens and receive $10 off $20 or more photo gift orders.

Buy two select entrees at TGI Friday and get $10 promotional gift card.

Have the kids make a special Lil’ Tool Box for Dad this Saturday at Home Depot starting at 9am.

Download over 2,440 free songs for Dad from Amazon

Bring Dads used clubs to Dick’s Sporting Goods store and you can trade-up to the newest golf equipment receiving up to $100 credit.

This Father’s Day weekend, grab any Frosty at Wendy’s and they will donate 50 cents to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Spread the word on facebook or twitter and they will donate additional 50 cents to the foundation.

The Better Business Bureau of Central & Eastern Kentucky and BBB Accredited Business Secure Shredding Solutions invite the public to bring their documents they would like to have securely destroyed to a FREE "Shred Day" event on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 10am – 1pm at the Lowe's Home Improvement Store, 200 Todds Road, Lexington, KY.

Get $5 mail in rebate when you purchase three or more P&G qualifying products. Combine with coupons from 6/5 Sunday paper for additional savings.


Free summer prep for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT. All students receive a free test, score report, answers/explanations, and 1,000 question onine quizbank. To register, email Steve Bartley at or call 1-800-KAPTEST for more information.

Don’t forget about Gallery Hop on June 17. Enjoy many of the wonderful art events opened to the public for free.

Sign your kids up for free workshop at Apple Camp. Kids aged 8 – 12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac.

Receive booklet on Nutrition for Kids the get healthy approach. Cook some healthy meals with your kids this summer.

Order your “Deliciously Healthy Family Meals” cookbook from The National Institute of Health.

Sign up your child to receive Play Day in The Park book. It is a activity book to reinforce positive, healthy choices for children ages 3 to 4.

Check out the Wellness classes that the Lexington Health Center offers.

Bring a blanket or chairs on June 25 starting at 7pm and enjoy a concert of patriotic music and favorite show tunes at The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive.

Join The Disney Store every Saturday in June for fun events to celebrate the release of Cars 2. Sign up for one of the City of Speed races on June 18 starting at 10:30am. Call your local store for more information.

How do you save money on gas during your summer staycation.

Buy a gift card for Dad and receive four times the fuel points. For example if you purchase a $100 gift card you will receive 400 points giving you 40 cents off a gallon of gas at Kroger Station using your plus card.

1. Keep your car in good shape can improve your gas mileage by about 4%
2. Keep your tires inflated to the recommended pressure and using the recommended grade of motor oil can improve fuel economy by 5%.
3. Keep your tires aligned and balanced.
4. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage on older cars with carbureted engines.
5. Observe the speed limit each 5 MPH you drive over the 60 MPH can reduce your fuel economy by 7%.
6. Avoid carrying unneeded items. An extra 100 lbs. can decrease fuel economy by 1%.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Debbi's Frugal Forum June 15

People ask me do I get things that I don't need and it makes me think do I? This week Huggies Baby Wipes are on mega sale at Krogers for 99 cents when you buy 5 participating items. There is a coupon in this weeks Sunday paper for 50 cents which will double making the item free. Now I was thinking what do I need with baby wipes but I like to have them in my car to wipe my hands. I told someone else about this deal and they said they use them to wipe down their horse. I thought that I could use them for my dogs when they come out of the horse pastures. What I am saying is don't shut down your creative side when something are on sale you probably can find a use for them especially when they are FREE.

Another Mega deal at Krogers. Keebler cookies are mega priced at $1.79 when you buy 5 items but some of the packages have $1.00 coupons on them. I bought five packages for 79 cents each. Now I will be testing my will power.

Best Buy has a 10% off any single regular priced item from select categories- might be a good coupon if you were planning on buying something for Father's Day- plus many more coupons. You can get the coupons sent to your mobile phone just text OFFER to 332211

I love this idea from SeeHere a personalized cutting board. This present is something everyone will use. Now you can make your own personalized photo cutting board for 40% off at SeeHere. Just enter promotional code kitchen-6 at checkout.

This week coupon for Cinemark Theatres is free small drink with any popcorn purchase.
Whole foods has pint of blueberries on sale for Friday only just $1.99

Kick back and relax this Father’s Day at Smashburger! Get a FREE 1/3lb Smashburger with the purchase of an entrĂ©e or kids meals now through Tuesday June 21st. Just say Happy Father’s Day!

Free 6 cookies from Cheryl's cookies just pay shipping and handling which is around $6.95. You also receive a $10 reward card with order. Could make a nice little gift to send to someone? I never tried Cheryl's cookies so don't know what they taste like.

Get 100 black and white business cards for FREE at Staples with coupon good in store until June 18. This is something that you should have even if you don't have a business but want to give someone one your address and phone number (they call them Mommy Cards but it doesn't have to be for Mommies)

Staples 50% recycled 8.5″ x 11″ multipurpose paper, 500 sheets/ream, $10.49
- $4.50 instant savings (taken off at register)
- $3.99 easy rebate
Final price = $2 after rebate

Brother P-touch PT-90 Personal Label Maker original price $29.99 instant saving $20 now $9,99

Free magazine subscription to The Hunt

Free Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Bar at Thorntons and Free 15oz Java Monster Product at Thorntons

Like John Frieda US Smooth Style on their facebook page and receive a free sample of Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner

Take 20% off any single item at Victoria Secrets just enter promotional code 1HOTSUMMER. Deal ends this Sunday

Like Renuzit on their facebook page they ran out of coupons for now but they say they will be giving away free Renuzit coupons all month long.

I am not sure this is a trend but P&G Everyday Solutions will be giving away great samples they say in time for Father's Day.
Here is another facebook freebie on Thursday, Wella is giving away free hair products on their facebook page starting at 10am

Buy One Get One Free Waffle at Waffle House coupon

Toys R Us are having a buy one get 50% off clearance clothing this weekend.

Take a quick survey at Oprah site and see if you qualify for Crest Sample Pack. I did.

Debbi's Frugal Forum June 15

Kroger is having another Mega Sale - when you buy 5 participating products you receive $5 off your order. This is a great time to buy some cereal. Print out coupons on to get even more savings. You will be able to get Raisin Bran cereal for $1.29 a box. Remember to save your UPC's to send in for you $10 Kellogg's Gas Rewards Card.

Get a free sample of Avon Sun Screen from Prevention. Look at the bottom of the website.

Sign your kids up to get get free vegetable seeds from Mike the Gardener

Coupon for 50% off any one regular priced item at Michael's

Looking for something special for Dad - Get a $10 coupon off $50 purchase at Staples just click on the upper left hand corner Staples logo to get coupon

Get $1 coupon for any Shout product. This can be used towards the little travel size of Shouts wipes (good to have in purse). Could make it close to free.

Get a free DVD - Too Smart to Start: Ready, Set, Listen Game
Gives 'tweens" players the chance to role-play decision making about drugs and alcohol by answering questions about feelings, facets, and situations.

Another Facebook coupon from RiteAid

Friday and Saturday Deal at Meijers - Buy 5 qualifying products in same transaction get $5 off instantly

Free Total Health & Fitness DVD

Free Copy of Last Best Chance DVD

Print out coupon for $1 off purchase of five 32 oz. Powerade
Use it at CVS when you purchase five Powerades for $1 each you will receive $3 back in extracare bucks

$3 Nivea Cellulite printable coupon

Get All You Can Eat $5 Buffet at Pizza Hut

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Debbi's Frugal Forum June 14

Coupon for free 20oz Lipton Iced Tea

Kids Eat Free at Chili's today 6/14

Sign up for Chili's email club and receive a coupon for $5 off your visit to Chili's

Free sample of Ocean Spray Sparkling Juice sent via mail

High value coupon from $2.25 off when you purchase four Lean Cuisines

50% off Coldwater Creek through 6/19 when you enter promotional code WZH8209

Free subscription to Bloomberg Business Week- you do need to fill out a short question form but no credit card needed

Free One-Day Shipping at on select electronics until June 16. Looking for a deal for Father's Day you might find something he would like and you will get it in time.

Sign up for King's Hawaiian Club to receive exclusive offers and some great coupons. These are always on sale.

Free sample of Raquel Ray's Dog Treats

If your looking to update your bathroom print out $10 coupon at that just says for bathroom furnishing item

Office Max has Kodak Color Inkjet ESP Office 2170 WIreless printer All-In-One on sale for $149.99 but you receive free 4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 tickets with purchase (up to $48 value) good until June 18

Sign up for the Blizzard Club at Dairy Queen and receive a coupon for Buy One Get One Free Blizzard

Today is National Give Blood Donor Day. Pledge to give blood and receive your own Give bandages from Nexcare

Starting at noon like Mentos UP2U gum on their facebook page and receive a free pack
while supplies last

Take a short survey and receive two free Quest Bars

Like Carnation Breakfast Essentials on their facebook page and get a $1.25 coupon

Bayer Aspirin is giving away 1,000 free bottles a day. Today's supplies are all gone but give them your email and they will tell you when they will have more or just check out tomorrow

Kinex is giving away 10,000 Mario Kart Wii figures starting at 4pm today

Two good coupons at (used zipcode 77477) to print
50 cents of SmartSource eggs (double)
50 cents off two Milky Way candy bar (double)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fru-Gal Forum June 13

Today is the last day to get a free Father's Day card from Tiny Prints. Enter code FREEFD at checkout. You can have the card sent to Dad for just the price of a stamp. I got mine last week really cute.

Office Max has bonus coupons you can print out. Just sign up to receive and one of the coupons is for Free Sharpie Generation Accent Highlighters 5pk. You do have to print out the whole page for the coupon

If you haven't gotten that personalized photo gift for Dad yet go to Snapfish and use promotional code FAST4DAD at checkout to get free overnight shipping.

Download songs from this year County Music Festival courtesy of People Magazine

Free Parents magazine subscription from Huggies

Sign up at Clark Color Prints to receive 40 free prints. I haven't tried this code yet but add a 5 x 7 photo book to your order and at checkout use the promotional code 11CAFREE5x7 to make it free. You do have to pay shipping and handling.

CVS Deals-

Zyrtec Tablet 5ct $5.99
Get $5.99 extracare bucks
Use $2 printable coupon offers
Final price = FREE

Bayer Advanced Aspirin 20ct $3.00
Get $1 Extracare buck
Use $1.50 printable coupon
Final price = 50 cents

Schick Hyrdo Razor $8
Get $4 Extracare bucks
Use $4 coupon from 6/12 Sunday paper
Final price = FREE

Dermatologists are conducting full body skin exams at Rite Aid on Richmond Road, Monday at 10am to 4pm

$2 coupon off pork ribs when you buy one KC Masterpiece Barbecue sauce

Have the car from Disney's Car 2 movie or Cinderella call your child

Target has some great apparel coupons
Print these out now and wait for a sale. I have gotten 50 cent jeans with coupons.