Friday, October 14, 2011

Frugal Forum October 14,2011

New customers of SeeHere will receive free 20 Photo Cards and envelopes (just pay $1.49 shipping) when you use code 25cards at checkout.

Free 32 oz of Evamor water just like them on their facebook page

Free two year subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine

Purchase one 16oz. La Creme Coffee Creamer and get your money back in mail-in-rebate

Host a SMIRNOFF Malt Mixed Drinks Holiday House Party this December from House Party. Sign up to apply. I have never been picked but do know of people who have. Give it a shot could be fun.

Take an extra 15% off everything from Kohl’s this Friday thru Sunday coupon

Dove wants to encourage girls to embrace their unique beauty. Get guides, activities and videos to help.

$1.25 coupon for Dove Body Wash

Whole Foods one day Friday sale is Atlantic White Shrimp for $7.99 a pound usually $12.99 a pound.

Get coupons for Captain D’s restaurant plus today only all desserts are 99 cents with any meal purchase.

Save $15 off $45 or more purchase at Yankee Candle coupon

Like Carmex on their facebook page and receive a 35 cents coupon for their Lip Balm.

NCAA Sweathshirts two for $50 buy four use promotional code SAVEME20 at checkout and $20 will be deducted. ends up being four sweatshirts for $80 shipped plus tax.

Try Cortaid Creme for free with mail-in-rebate

Free Australian Lamb Recipe book

Free seven issues of Parent magazine

Free Joyce Meyers 2012 Calendar- this is a very inspirational calendar I enjoy very much

$35 in coupons from P&G just sign up for Home Made Simple

$5 coupn for Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides 5 disc blu-ray combo pak

Receive $5 gift card for Target when you spend $15 or more on qualifying products.
Here is a list of the qualifying items…

L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System™ Shampoo & Conditioner
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift® Clinical Repair 10 Laser Corrector
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look®
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara
Listerine® Smart Rinse®
Stacy’s® Simply Naked®
GE Reveal® Light Bulbs
Carmex® Moisture Plus™ Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm
Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion
REMBRANDT® Deeply White™ 2 Hour Kit

You will need to mail your receipt along with your name & address printed on a 3×5 card to
Real Simple, Smart Shopping Gift Card Offer
c/o DW Direct
P.O. Box 5067
South Hackensack, NJ 07606.
The offer is only good while supplies last, and request must be postmarked by 11/21/11.

Buy one get one free Chiquita Avocados coupon Here is a list of the qualifying items…

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Frugal Forum October 13, 2011

Download exclusive digital high value coupons for Kroger’s Cart Buster Savings Event. This runs October 12th through October 25th. To snag your coupon, you will need to have an online account with your active Shopper’s Card number attached. Coupons are generally available within a few minutes but can take up to an hour before they can be used in the store.
Today’s Cart Buster Deal is Free Pepsi Throwback or Mountain Dew Throwback 12 pack when you buy any 5 Pepsi 2 Liter products. Every day until October 25 they will have Deal of the Day. Check back every day because after that day the coupon will be gone.

It is being reported that peanut butter will have a price increase of up to 40%. Buy now and add to your stockpile for future use.

Like BeingGirl for a free All-In-One Survival Kit

Cute inexpensive ideas from Halo Heaven.
Add a total of 10 to 12 items (or more!) to your cart to get close to the $24 amount
* Start the checkout process and use coupon code spooky (will save you an additional 15%)
* Make sure that your total is over $20 (after the code spooky) and you will score FREE shipping
* Final cost – around $20 shipped for 10 to 12 items (or more depending on what you purchase!)
I haven’t tested this out yet but should still be working

Here is some more printable coupons from Neutrogena. Use these coupons at Target with the $1 Target coupon at for a good deal. is offering free shipping for order under $49. Just enter the promotional code WSGJ9N during checkout for free shipping discount. There are some costumes and Halloween items up to 90% off.

Free postcards from David Leaser Fine Art

Free book “No Longer a Slumdog” from Gospel for Asia

Free subscription to Thriving Family magazine- you do need to fill out credit card information but you won’t be charged for a subscription.

Walgreens Deal:
Ester-C Immune Support Gummies- $6.99
Buy One Get One Free deal
Use two $2 coupons at
Final price = $1.50 each when you buy two

RIte Aid Deals:
This is the week of Rite Aid. Get plenty of cold remedies to prepare yourself for the winter. This will save you from paying full price when someone gets sick. Make sure you use your wellness card if you are not a wellness member sign up with the cashier

Hand Santizer $1
UPs reward $1

Cepacol Sore Throat lozengers $2.50
UPs reward $2.50
Final price = FREE

Burt’s Bee Throat Drops $1.49
UPs reward $1.49
Final price = FREE

NeilMed Nasa Mist $5
Ups reward $5
Final price = FREE

Blistex Lip Ointment $1.49
UPs reward $1.49
Final price = FREE

Bayer aspirin $2.99
UPs reward $2
Final price = 99 cents

Ocean Saline Nasal Spray $2.49
UPs reward $1.50
Final price = 99 cents

Comtrex $3.99
UPs reward $3
Final price = 99 cents

Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray $3.99
UPs reward $3
Final price = 99 cents

Hyland’s Defend Cold Relief $5.99
Ups reward $5
Final price = 99 cents

Emergen-C Immune Booster $3.49
Ups reward $3.49
Final price = FREE

Zarbee’s all natural children’s cough syrup $5.99 (I told you in a past post to print $1 coupon making this a moneymaker)
Ups reward $5.99
Final price = FREE

$1 coupon for Dimetapp cold medicine on print out two of these coupons
Dimetapp two for $10
UPs reward $2
Two $2 printable coupons
Final price = $2 each when you buy two

Like Sara Lee Deli on their facebook page for $1 off coupon

Free Sailing World magazine

Get a free Deal Kitchen Germs a 1-2 Punch regrigerator magnet from American Chemistry

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Frugal Forum October 11, 2011

For a limited time, you snag the Teacher’s Gift Box with any Penzeys Spices purchase with the coupon code 83018C at checkout. This Gift Box (an $8.78 value!) includes a 1/2 cup jar of Penzeys Forward, a 1/4 cup jar of Penzeys Cinnamon, a Teachers Care bumper sticker, a colorful Teach pin and a Teach book of stories and recipes celebrating the spirit of kindness. What a fun gift to give your childs teacher for Christmas. You do need to put in a item to get this free item. I just put in an empty jar that was $1.35 plus I choose slow shipping at $3.95 making the final price $6.30

RiteAid Deals:

Luden’s Cough Drops 99 cents
Buy two print out $1 coupon making each one just 50 cents

Free samples of Escada Fragrances

Free sample of Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave In Smoothing Cream Sample

Enroll in Dunkin’ Donuts Perks program and receive a free medium beverage of your choice now and a free medium beverage on your birthday.

Free Pumpkin Masters Carvings

Lots of photo deals at Clark Photo. If you are new to Clark Photo you will receive 20 free prints when you register. They are offering $10 off $20 photo books, $8 off any order of $20 or more just use promotional code 11CART2T and 3 cents 4x6 prints just enter promotional code 11CA3PRINTS

Print off a whole bunch of Aquafresh coupons. I just printed off the new Aquafresh Extreme Clean $1 coupon that I can use on travel size there is no restrictions.

Get an invitation for a free 7 day supply of Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate from Lancome.

Free sample of Find Your Bliss bath and body products

Like Schick Intuition on their facebook page for a high value $3 coupon

Family Christian Store has Little People Nativity- Fisher Price set marked down to $39.99 take an additional 40% off with promotional code 125672195 and score free shipping with promotional code 1286872 should bring total down to $23.99 (I think you can use these codes on other products also)

Wii EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp at Amazon was $39.99 now $12.94

Free samples of Episencial

Here is how to get it- email with this information
Subject: Episencial Free Samples
Email address
full name first and last
mailing address
the URL where you heard about this offer

Free sample of Zantac

Nice guy gift for the holidays from WIlliam and Sonoma - Beer Making Kit marked down to $24.99. Use promotional code FREESHIP for free shipping.

Ends tonight 50% off everything at Coldwater Creek

Free MAXIM magazine subscription

Print coupons available on Rayovac facebook page for savings on batteries and flashlight. I haven’t checked this yet but they say in sporting goods at Walmart you can find a small Rayovac flashlight for $1 with coupon making it free.

Today only in-store or online save 25% off your entire purchase at Party City has $2 Listerine Total Care Mouthwash coupon. Walgreens has this product 50% off but many people have seen travel size at Walmart for $1.78 making it free plus remember Walmart gives you money back so ends up being a money maker. I haven’t checked this out but it is a high value coupon that won’t be around for long.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Frugal Forum October 10, 2011

Like Hanes on their facebook page and receive a $5 off a pack of tees at Hanes. com. On October 13th Hanes will be randoming selecting 100 people to give a (3pk) of Hanes Lay Flat Collar Tees

Purchase two participating Covergirl items (on link) get a free Real SImple Brush set with mail-in-rebate. Items must be purchased by 10/14 and must be postmarked by 10/21.

Free sample of Yummi Bears Sugar-Free Multi-VItamins just enter promotional KK Free Sample

Staples is having free shipping for their Columbus Day sales checkout their deals. RIght now you can also order your holiday cards 50% off expires October 15.

If you are looking for a new printer Staples have some great sales going on plus if you recycle your old printer you can get $50 off instantly. Certain restrictions for deal check out weekly flyer.

Send a free Share Pack of America’s Softest Tissue & get a free sample of New Kleenex Brand Cook Touch for yourself.

Amazon is offering Cortex Platinum Flat Iron originally $220.00 now just $36.65 ie=UTF8&qid=1318255797&sr=8-2

Take an additional 50% off clearance plus free shipping today only at American Eagle Outfitters. Just use promotional code 82476531

$10 off $10 purchase at Copy & Print at Office Depot coupon

Walgreens Deal:
Use two $1 coupon from Sunday paper for two packs of UP2U gum at Walgreens
Use $1 coupon in Walgreens October coupon book on two
Final price = FREE

Like Deer Park Sparkling water for $1 off coupon looks like they are on sale for 69 cents at Target

While supplies last get Diamond Accent Heart Pendant and Drop Earrings Set in Sterling Silver Sets was $129.99 now $29.99

CVS Deal:
Get $3 extracare bucks when you buy any three American Greetings Cards. It looks like the 99 cents cards are working making three cards for FREE.
$1 off any three card American Greetings purchase coupon

Use this coupon for an even sweeter CVS deal

Or use the $1 coupon at Target along with $1 Target coupon from

Get $5 off any purchase at Walgreens Photo when you enter promotional code BOOKS5. Order a mini photo book for 99 cents after discount.

Free shipping today only at Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and Williams Sonoma there is some great deals on their clearance items just enter promotional code FREESHIP at checkout.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Frugal Forum October 9, 2011

Can you believe that there is only 77 days to the holiday. Last January, when you started paying your credit card bills, you probably thought to yourself, “Next year will be different!” It can be. A little extra effort on the front end will save you money and make next year start off happy and holiday debt-free. I know they call the holiday the season of giving but that doesn’t mean you need give beyond your budget. Americans on the average will spend six months paying off their holiday debt. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep your holidays bright and frugal. The key is planning. Take the time to save yourself from months of holiday payments.

1. Make a budget and stick with it. How much can you afford this month to spend on holiday gifts. Look at your daily budget and be realistic. Maybe now is the time to bring your lunch to work, skip the morning coffee and stop buying new clothes for yourself.

2. Make your list. Decide who you need to buy gifts for this season and how much you are willing to spend on each person. Write this down. Carry your list with you and check off when you have purchased a gift on your list. You would be surprised how many times you purchase two gifts for one person. On your list write down how much you have spent on that person. Recording totals will keep you within your budget.

3. Cut down your list. Look closely at who you are buying gifts for. When saving money is an issue you don’t need to buy for everyone you know. If you have a big family start a new tradition where you pick a name and buy for one person in the group or family instead of everyone.

4. Be creative. Some people would be just as happy with a nice photo or maybe a home-made baked good. Remember, the holidays aren’t about presents, but about being with friends, family and spreading goodwill. Right now get family photos together to make a beautiful photo album this will allow plenty of time for shipping and processing. Check out, and for many holiday shopping deals on personalized photo merchandise. Get a personalized photo mug for just $1 from Ink when you enter the promotional code DOLLAR at checkout. You do have to pay for shipping. Making your own gift baskets full of toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, deodorant, shampoo and other personal everyday products would also be appreciated. Use coupons to get the best prices on these products.

5. Get all the discounts you deserve. If you are shopping online always check if there is a promotional code associated with your retailer. At least look for free shipping. National free shipping day is Friday, December 16. Right now there is 473 participating merchants signed up, last year there was over 2,000. My favorite website to get promotional codes is Just type in the merchant you are looking to purchase from and it will show you any promotional codes available.

6. Start now! You will spend twice the amount of money if you do all your shopping at the last minute. If you have learned anything from me you should have a closet full of wrapping paper, holiday ornaments, tape and other holiday essentials that you bought after the season for up to 90 percent off.

Looking ahead to next year:

Hopefully, you start your shopping now to get the best deals but if not let’s start January 1, 2012 by planning an entire year of holiday strategy.

1. When you get your credit card bill, pay it in full right away.

2. Start buying holiday presents right away. Whenever you see a present that “would be nice for so and so” or a great sale with good gift items, take advantage of this opportunity.
3. Start a Christmas fund. All that extra change you have put it in a jar for your holid
ay shopping. You would be surprised what you will end up with at the end of a year.

If you have any gift cards that you will never use sell them and get up to 90% back in cash. Use that money towards your holiday shopping.

Purchase $15 or more in Diet Coke products (any size), Barber chicken, KY Yours & Mine, Rimmel Volume Accelorator Mascara or Michelinas Lean Gourmet All Natural Bowls from Walmart and fill out rebate form to receive a $5 Walmart Card.

Buy one Progresso Rich & Hearty Soup for free with mail-in-rebate

Through October 31, Blockbuster Express is celebrating Matt Damon’s birthday and you can rent any Matt Damon DVD by entering the promotional code DAMON at checkout.

Get a free small drink and curly fries at Arby’s with the purchase of the Ultimate Angus Philly coupon

Get a Free A1 Steak House Recipe Book by calling 1-888-217-8325 and then press 2 – it’s automated.

Whole Foods at Lexington Green off of Nicholasville is having a Wellness Expo on October 15 from 10am to 1pm. There will be goodie bags for the first 100 attendees, wellness seminars, food and wine tasting and lots of prizes.