Friday, October 7, 2011

Fun Stuff in October

Lots and Lots of FREE events going on in October go out and enjoy with your family or by yourself.

Central Baptist Hospital presents Holidaze- Girl's Night Out
Shop in the holiday gallery, take home decorating ideas and get pampered. Laugh with and learn from Rev. Susan Sparks, who is also a stand up comedian and breast cancer survivor. The event is being held at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa on Thursday, October 27 the holiday gallery opens at 5pm and show time is 7pm. There is gift bags, food and lots of door prizes.

Sunday, October 9 celebrate 2nd Sunday from 2pm to 6pm for a day of family fun activities, music, food, and the Sedentary Parade. Parade line up begins at 1:30pm in Centerpointe Park. For more information visit or call 859-244-1944 .

On Saturday starting at 10am visit your local Lowe's store where your child can build their own Halloween Monster Machine.

Join your local Disney Store this Saturday for a Roaring Storytime. Come dressed as your favorite Lion King characte for The Lion King storytime, sing-a-long, parade and fun. They have three sessions to sign up for
Session 1 - 10:30am
Session 2 - 12:00pm
Session 3 - 1:30pm
Call you local store for more information.

Donate blood at any Kentucky Blood Center on October 6, 7, or 8 and receive 4 general admission tickets to Keeneland, good for one day during the Fall Meet.

Join The Arboretum, at University of Kentucky, 500 Alumni Road on Saturday,October 8 from 5pm to 7pm when children and adults can enjoy creative activities like face painting, pumpkin painting, leaf rubbings, tree activities, a scarecrow parade and more.

Planning healthy snacks and meals doesn't have to take a lot of time. Simple changes to the way you prepare food can have an impact on your health, reducing your risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Call 1-800-333-8874 for a free cooking smart guide from UK Health Care.

Pick up your free Healthy Living booklet loaded with coupons and it also includes information on foods that can help boost your immune system at Meijers on Saturday, October 8 from 11am to 1pm. The pharmacy will also be offering free handouts on medicine cabinet safety check, tips on preventing the flu and immunizations to protect your family and free samples of Gold Bond Ultimate Sheer hand sanitizer. Supplies are limited.

The Cathedral of Christ the King will host it's annual Oktoberfest from 4pm to 11pm on Friday and 11am to 11pm on Saturday at the church on 299 Colony Boulevard. The weekend will include performances by Exile and the Sleep Canyon Rangers, games for the children and adults, food, drink and more. Admission is FREE. for more information .

Purchase a 9 inch orange style craft pumpkin for $5 and use all the supplies to decorate it on Saturday, October 8 from 1pm to 3pm at Michael's Craft Store.
Visit for more information.

Go to Toys R Us this Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and be one of the first to play SKYLANDER.

On October 16th from 11am to 6pm make a minimum donation of $10 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation at your local ULTRA salon and the salon professions will shampoo, cut & style your hair for FREE. Walk-in only, first come first serve.

Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 8 from 9am to 4pm at the Lexington Convention Center downtown. Local companies will be offering information on current health topics and trends. Admission is free to the public and a variety of free health offerings eye exams, hearing tests, body fat percentage plus much more.

October is Breast Cancer month. If you don't have health insurance, there are free or low-cost mammogram available through the Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program. Call 1 (502) 564-2454 to see if you qualify or for more information.

In honor of World Arthritis Day on October 12, Massage Envy clinics throughout the country are donating $10 from every massage and facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy is a national sponsor of the Arthritis Walk and will also be accepting donations before and after World Arthritis Day from the public to support the fight against arthritis.

Frugal Forum October 7, 2011

Buy one get one free on select lighting fixtures at Lowe’s. Just add one to your cart and an extra will be added on your order for FREE.

Purchase a qualifying gallon of Valspar Signature Hi Defination Paint from Lowes and receive a $5 mail-in-rebate

Take a five minute survey at Lifeway Kefir and receive one free Lifeway Foods product.

Walgreens Deal:
Post Cereal on sale two for $4
Print out $1 coupon for Post Great Grains Cereal at If you can print at another computer get two coupons making final price after two coupons just $1 each.

Like 8th Continent Soymilk on their facebook page and get $1 coupon

Lots of Glow Sticks novelty items on Amazon marked down. This would be a cool hand out instead of candy for Halloween.

Get some high value coupons for Neosporin - I always had to have this on hand.

Free sample of Fabreezy Detergent

Request a wake up call to remind you to bring your kids to IHOP on October 28, from 7am to 10pm for their free Count Spatula Scary Face Pancake Giveaway. Plus throughout the month of October enjoy Trick or Treat All-You-Can Eat Buttermilk Pancakes.

Enjoy a free 5 x7 folded personalized greeting card from Shutterfly. Just enter promotional code CARD4U at checkout. You will have to pay shipping around 99 cents.

Sign up for a sample of Seventh Generation Dish Soap. Give your email address and they will tell you when the next bunch of samples will be given away.

Sign up for RewardsGold to receive free magazine subscriptions (all you have to do is take short surveys)

Free magazine subscription to LATINA

The Disney Store is offering free shipping this weekend just enter FREESHIP when checking out. If you have boys Toy Story underwear is on sale for $5.99 originally $16.50
Check out the organic tees some are marked down to $4.99 originally $12.50

Amazon has Lauren Solid Color Stunning Pashmina Scarf Wrap was $129.99 now $4.47 - $6.99

Get mini photo book for just 62 cents. I have a couple of these and they are nice quality and can put them right in my purse. Just enter promotional code OCTOBERSALE at checkout. Offer ends October 10.!9a0fJMcxFz8FBgIAAAAGCgFICgc5MTIxNDEwCgk5Mjc2NzAxMzYJAA6zTgoJMTE3NjQ4OTQyBQ==

Free frozen ICEE coupon today at AMC Theatres

Bring in an old pair of jeans to American Eagle Outfitters and get 20% off your purchase

McDonald’s has started their Monopoly game again. Get started yourself with codes,MCDFORREAL, MCDMONOPOLY and FREECODEMCR this game is valid until October 24.

Sunday, October 9 only get 20% off your total purchase at Big Lots coupon

Amazon has HDMI Cable 2M (6feet) for $1.69 was $39.99 they said this conects your TV to your computer?)

Get a FREE movie rental from Blockbuster Express when you enter one of the codes listed below at checkout!
Expire 10/10
Expire 10/9

Free sample of EMergen-C Vitamin Drink for Kidz

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Frugal Forum October 6, 2011

Big Lots Deal:
Buy 4pk of AA or AAA, 2pk C or D, 1 pk 9V Fuji Alkaline Batteries for $1.70 and mail in for $2 rebate. Final price = money maker (two rebates per household)

Play Halloween Hangman 2011 at Penn Station’s website and win a coupon for buy one six inch sub get one free until October 19.

The United States Government offers lots of informational brochures for free. Just sign up on their website and choose all the free publications you want sent to you.

Until October 8th when you buy two Cottonelle Toilet Paper 12 packs, you can get a free customized, breast cancer awareness toilet paper roll cover and a donation will be made in your behalf. A receipt with the details will print out when you make your purchase at Kroger.

Walgreens Deal:
Ricola Wild Berry Cough Drops with in ad coupon $1.29
Use 50 cents coupon from October Coupon booklet
Print out 60 cents coupon (look under healthcare) also use zipcode 10038
Final price = 19 cents

Free subscription to Working Mothers magazine

Target Deal:
Like Nescafe Taster’s Coffee on their facebook page to print 75 cent coupon.
Print out 50 cents Target coupon at
Use both coupons with purchase of one Nescafe Taster’s Coffee making this a good deal is celebrating their 15 year anniversary by giving you 15 days of free access and prizes to search their collections. Each day they will announce a different set of records that you can search through for example yesterday’s free access includes the 1920 US Federal Census Records. This could be a fun fact finding adventure.

Like Best Western on their facebook page and get free Best Western Rewards points.

Check out Olay’s facebook page on Friday to get a freebie.!/olay?sk=app_273220889354692

$2 coupon for Science Diet Idea Dog food at Petsmart

Try Science Diet Ideal Balance Dog Food for free with mail-in-rebate

True Value Hardware has a sale going on with lots of mail-in-rebates
17 Piece Deluxe Pumpkin Carving Kit $4 free with mail in rebate
5-1/4 inch Diameter Outdoor Thermometer $3 free with mail in rebate
Ortho two pack Home Defense Ma Press ‘n Set Mouse Traps $4 free with mail in rebate
Murphy 32 oz. Concentrated Liquid Oil Soap $2.99 get $2 back in mail in rebate = 99 cents
Plus lots more if you order online use promotional code FALL5N to get $5 off $25 purchase

Ace Hardware has a new list of rebates for October
$3 rebate on Drano
$5 rebate on Resolve
$10 rebate on Shop Vac Pro Series
$5 rebate on Honeywell 5/3 Programmable Thermostat.

Free deluxe sample of Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color at Sephora inside JCPenny coupon

Amazon is offering lots of $5 magazine subscription. I know we all want free magazines but $5 is a good deal.

Free sample of Plantscription Anti-aging eye treatment from Origins on their facebook page
Free sample of PepPod energy drink

Free sample of Huggies Snug n Dry Diapers from Sams Club (you don’t need to be a member)

20,000 free samples of Avery new See-Through Sticky Notes when you like them on their facebook page

Free sample of Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Libre Fragrance

Print out $1 coupon for one bottle of Gold Peak Tea- these go on sale all the time for $1 (check under beverage)

Like Breyers Ice Cream on their facebook page and receive a $1 coupon for Breyers new BLasts ice cream. Pair this with a sale for a good deal or good ice cream.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Frugal Forum October 4,2011

Sign up for and receive a $10 credit. Use your credit to purchase Reusable BPA-Free Water Bottle with free shipping making this deal FREE. I have used this site for many items and have had no problems.

Take the Ditch the Delivery pledge at DiGiorno’s facebook page to get a $2 coupon

Like Specialty Foods Group on their facebook page and get a $1 coupon for Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Sausage, Cocktail Franks or Cocktail Smokies

Free subscription to AutoWeek

Like Klondike on their facebook page get a $1 coupon on your next purchase of any two multipacks of Klondike bars.

Walgreens deal for 10/16 (I obviously not 100% sure but print coupon now)
Triaminic two for $10 get $5 register rewards
Use $3 on two printable coupon at
Use $1 coupon in October Walgreens coupon book
Final price = FREE

Purchase two pairs of Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Earrings from Payless for $2 and $1 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the cure. You will also receive a $5 off $25 Payless coupon.,OneSize,Regular&catId=cat10375&_requestid=658095

Right now Walmart is offering a $10 gift card with the purchase of a bottle of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. The rebate offer was found in the September issue of Shape Magazine, but no form is needed. Simply send your Walmart receipt along with your name, address, telephone number and email address to this address:
SHAPE – Sally Hansen GWP
PO Box 1919, Murray Hill Station
New York, NY 10156

The Wizard of Oz (two-disc 70th anniversary edition) was $20.98 now $5.49

Buy one get one free cone at Baskin Robbins coupon

B*Tween Birthstone Crown Necklace from Kmart just 99 cents down from $4.99*tween+birthstone+crown+pendant++march&viewItems=25&sLevel=1%7C2&sLevel=0&redirectType=SKIP_LEVEL&prop17=b*tween%20birthstone%20crown%20pendant%20%20march

The Limited has wedding dresses starting at $59 originally $398

All American Cowgirls Album free download from Amazon

Print out some great coupons from Nestle - especially 75 cents for Nestle powder heard this is $1 at Walmart but haven’t checked this out yet.

Until October 10, Sam’s Club is offering a 15 week seasonal membership for just $15

75 cents coupon for Cheerios - pair this with sale at CVS for a great deal

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Frugal Forum October 4, 2011

Join Starbucks Tuesday through Monday from 5am to 7pm to get a delicous breakfast sandwich for just $2 when you buy any drink. A perfect frugal way to start the day.

Like Pinnacle Vodka on their facebook page and get a $5 mail in rebate

Today only Scholtsky’s is offering their Original small Sandwich for just $1.99 no coupon needed.

Like Hanes on their facebook page and every Friday of October they are giving away 375 Hanes ComfortFlex Fit Contoured Shaping Wirefree Bras.

Want to send a nice Halloween gift to someone. Popcorn Factory has their 2 Gallon Boo! Party Pack marked down to $19.99. I know it isn’t free but sometime sending a nice gift to say Hello is just nice.!-party-pack.product.251947.10101?storeId=10201&cm_mmc=tagged-_-na-_-na-_-na&ddkey=http:Entrance

Free Lunch on Friday at Romano’s Macaroni Grill (there isn’t any in Lexington but there is one in Louisville) just like them on their facebook page and print out coupon.!/RomanosMacaroniGrill?sk=locations

Free subscription to Hispanic Business Magazine

Free Pet Safety Pack from ASPCA put this sticker on your house door or outside window enabling any safety officer to know how many animals are inside your house.

Earn 100 American Airline Miles when you like American Airline on their facebook page and go on a little scavenger hunt. the answers are: big green frog; the airplane bing noise; and in flight wifi for the first, and fish, ray, turtle; priority access sign, arrival/departure board, phone; and 49a for the second commercial

Get a $5 coupon on Bic’s facebook page for 24 count or 36 count permanent markers

Play Cottonelle instant game for a chance of winning a free roll cover every day through October.

Today Show does a Steals and Deals every month. They offer some unbelievable discounts on products for just 24 hours only.
S.L. Home Fashion Flocked Sheet Set was up to $99.99 now around $24
Aerosoles’ Ride Line Riding Boot was $120 now $36
M2 necklaces by Mary Margrill up to $225 now $49
ERGE scarves was $38 now $12
Two Las Vegas Vacation packages up to 54% off at Palms

Free Gas-X Thin Strips sample offer is giving away 20,000 free cards. I just got mine. I personalized the card and sent it to my friend for FREE. Just enter promotional code FBFREE.

100% back in Staples Rewards on the SanDisk 4GB USB Flash Drive

Target Deal:

Offer available online only. Purchase 1 pair of Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Bootcut Jean - Medium Tint Wash and get $10 off 1 additional women?s apparel item. Discount will be applied at Checkout. Offer excludes clearance and Missoni items. Discount not applicable to gift wrap, tax, or shipping and handling charges. May not be applied to previous orders. Offer expires 10/29/11 at 11:59 PM EST.

Free sample of Dial NutriSkin Replensing Lotion from Walmart

Easy Spirit Micro Suede Booties medium only and tan only just 99 cents. I haven’t ordered from this website Bon-Ton so cannot say that they are good to work with or not.

Free sunscreen samples from Episencial

Monday, October 3, 2011

Frugal Forum October 3, 2011

This looks like a version on Lincoln logs that my kids loved. Meijer has 466 piece Tumble Tree Timbers Wooden Building Set for $15.99 originally $59.99

Available again free samples of Disney’s Gummy Vitamins

Bayer is still giving away 2,000 free bottle coupon for Advance Aspirin. Enter your email address to get the notification when they are going to start.

Ikea Large Volumn Shopping Bag set of 5 on sale for $3.99 was $15.99 at Amazon

First 500 people to sign up at Allure will win a Pro+ Therapy MD Gentle Skin Polishing Exfoliator starting at noon

Like ALL YOU magazine on their facebook page and they say when they reach 200,000 fans (they are close) all those fans will receive a special treat to say Thank You

Target Deal:

Olay Regenerist Wet Cleansing Cloths 30 ct or Cream Cleanser 5 oz $5.99 (Regular Price)
Use the $3/1 Target Mobile Coupon
Plus, use the $3/1 coupon found in the 10/2 PG
Final cost as low as FREE!
Save your receipts to use towards P&G $10 rebate

Transformers - Dark of the Moon Action Figure
Use $5 Target Mobile coupon
Print out $5 coupon from (manufacturer coupon)
Could make for a free toys
New codes for Blockbuster Kiosks good until 10-07-2011

Code: 87MMKC9
Code: 46JMMF3
Code: 5450BW6
Code: 43DWTM5
Code: 39MAYB8
Code: 23ABDP3
Code: 32KRFT3
Code: 26SLRH3

Get Taylor Swift merchandise with special codes on your receipt at Rite Aid. They are having a sale right now buy one get one 50% off.

Rite Aid Deal:
No Nonsense items $2.99
Receive $2 in UPs rewards
Print out $1 Non Nonense RiteAid Video Reward coupon
(this is a program Rite Aid does all you have to do is watch a 30 second video on the product and they will give you a coupon)
Final price = FREE

Check out for new coupons added for October.
Couple that are worth printing
40 cents on Frigo Cheese Heads

CVS Deal:
Reach toothbrush $3.99
Get $2 in extracare bucks
Use $2 printable coupon
Final price = FREE

Walgreens Deals:

Accu-Check Aviva Blood Glucose Monitor $14.99
$14.99 Mail in rebate in package
Final price after rebate FREE

Boiron Coldcalm 60 ct. – $6.99
Get $7 RRs when you buy 1
Final price after register rewards FREE

Cepacol Sore Throat Lozenges 16 pack – $2.99
Get $3 RRs when you buy 1
Final price after register rewards FREE

Cardio Juice Orange or Strawberry 4 pack – $6.99
$6.99 Mail in rebate in package
Final price after rebate free

Office Depot Deal:

Here are the items you can get for FREE after Worklife or Teacher rewards at Office Depot, 10/2 through 10/8:

All 18 count K-Cups $11.99 (I am lovin’ this deal!)
Get $11.99 back in Worklife Rewards
Final Cost FREE!

Uni-Ball 207 Pink Ribbon Retractable Gel Pens 12 pack $19.49
Get $19.49 back in Worklife Rewards
Final Cost FREE!

Energizer AA Batteries 10 pack $6.99
Get $6.99 back in Worklife Rewards
Final Cost FREE!

All 3M Clear Laser Labels $9.99-$49.99
Get $9.99-$49.99 back in Worklife Rewards
Final Cost FREE!

Iris Brand 3-Drawer Cart $15.99-$16.99
Get $15.99-$16.99 back in Worklife Rewards
Final Cost FREE!

Swingline SmartTouch Staplers $12.99
Get $12.99 back in Worklife Rewards
Final Cost FREE!

All Office Depot Brand View Professional Binders $7.99
Get $7.99 back in Worklife Rewards
Final Cost FREE!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Frugal Column

Here we go with another season of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” show. The television show has created an overwhelming interest in couponing with thousands of people now for the first time ever clipping coupons. This show could have been a positive way for people to learn how to save money instead it became a show that portrays the negative examples of couponing. I would love to say what happens on the show can actually be reality but it is not. During the show you will see consumers buying up to $1000 worth of products for around $10. What you don’t see is some of the misleading tactics used to get this high value of savings. Remember just because it is on television doesn’t mean it is right. In past shows participates where using expired coupons along with matching coupons with the wrong product. Sometimes the cash registers don’t beep allowing expired coupons to go through but remember a store does not get reimbursed for these coupons not a practice that I teach anyone to try. Whether you are a seasoned couponer or just a beginner follow these coupon etiquette lessons on the unspoken rules of couponing.
Do not be a shelf clearer. This is when you buy every product on the shelf leaving nothing for the next person. For an example on Extreme Couponing premiere a women bought over 100 candy bars and when a gentlemen asked for one she said “NO”. Think of other people who also want to be able to get the great deal you just got. Share the savings.

Try not to go shopping during peak times. If you are planning to do a big coupon shopping order it is a nice courtesy to go when you will not hold up the line.

Treat the cashier with respect. It’s possible you know more about coupon policies than they do. If there is a problem and you know the coupon should work, ask politely to speak with a manager.

Follow the rules. Before you hand over a stack of coupons, make sure they are not expired.
I always tell people that there are coupons all over the store you just need to keep your eyes open. If you see a tearpad or blinkie coupons don’t take all of them. Let other customers get in on the deal.

Read the wording on the coupon. Manufacturer’s usually put a picture of their most expensive product on the coupon to make you think that is what you have to buy. If you read the terms on the coupon it may say “save on ANY brand of so called product”. This means you can buy the least expensive product or smallest size. If it doesn’t state a certain size a coupon might have the best value on travel sizes which every store sells.

Stand up for yourself. If you are using coupons correctly then shop with confidence. It is your money and you should not feel bad about being a smart shopper!

At the end of the month or the beginning of a new month P&G puts out a nice allotment of coupons. This week is a good week to get at least two Sunday papers.

CVS Deal:
Scope Mouthwash on sale $4.49 use $2 coupon from paper and receive $1.50 in extracare bucks making the final price just 99 cents.

Purchase three bottles of Tide detergent, three Puffs tissue boxes and Charmin big roll 16pk all for $30.88 use $2 Tide coupon, 25 cents Puff coupon, 25 cents Charmin coupon and receive $10 in extracare bucks making the final price just $18.38.

Walgreens Deal:
On sale this week Nivea Lip Care two for $4 use $3 coupon from paper making each only 50 cents.

Rite Aid Deal:
Pert Plus on sale for $3 use $1 coupon from paper and receive $2 in UPs reward making final price FREE. Purchase Scope mouthwash for $4 use $2 coupon from paper and receive $2 in UPs reward plus send in for $1.50 Rite-Aid single check rebate making the final price a moneymaker.
Get Woolite Oxy Deep Carpet Cleaner for free with mail-in rebate offer.

Does your hair have a mind of its own? Bring it to life in a create video for your chance to star in a Dove TV ad. Everyone who submits an eligible video gets a free full size Dove product.

Free initial health exam for new clients at any VCA Animal Hospital coupon. Good for up to two dogs and two dogs per household.

Instead of giving candy this Halloween purchase Big Boy Halloween coupons 8 for $1 (over $30 value). Each coupon offers a choice of eight Kid’s Mini Meals.

On October 28, International House of Pancakes is giving away a free Scary Face Pancake to children 12 and under. The offer is good from 7am to 10pm (one per child).

Join Chick-fil-A for an early dinner, and then stick around to play an exciting game of Bingo for ages 60 plus. Get a free entrée with any purchase on first Tuesday of every month at Chick-fil-A Turfland Mall starting at 3pm to 5pm plus Chick-fil-A on Nicholasville Road offers Prime Time Bingo first Thursday of every month starting at 3pm to 5pm.