Friday, October 21, 2011

Frugal Forum October 21, 2011

Buy the new ZooKeeper movie out on DVD and receive $10 in grocery money gift card. I found this priced at $19.99 making the final price after grocery money just $9.99

Like Gold Peak Ice Tea on their facebook page and receive a $1 coupon

Just use the code “ForFree” at Ink Garden and get a $13 credit which will give you any one of the below items free, paying shipping only. You do need to be a New Ink Garden customers for this offer. And it cannot be used with other offers. One use per customer. Expires Dec. 31, 2011.
Shipping Rates:Notebook:
$5.4910 Holiday Cards:
$3.2910 Invitations:
$3.29Ceramic Mug:
$5.49Biz Cards:
$3.49Note Cards:

Spin the wheel at Shoe Carnival to get an extra $5, $10 or $15 off your order of $40 or more

Receive one year free of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine

Buy a package of Carmex Moisture Lip Care at CVS and send in for free mail-in-rebate

Graveyard Mall has Fathead on sale for up to 90% off

Lids has marked down lots of merchandise up to 90% off. Great stocking stuffers.

Free 8 x 10 Collage print and $1.99 11 x 14 poster from Walgreens good only till Saturday. I haven’t done this yet but will tonight. Try to choose pick up at store to make the collage completely free.

Free sample of Aveeno Living Color Hair Care Sample from Walmartyou need to copy and paste this link
Remember with any Walmart sample all you need to fill out is your name, address, birthday that is it.

75 cents coupon for Kraft Parmesan Seasoning Blends at

Free sample of Shout Color Catcher

Free The Da Vinci Code: Separating Fact and Fiction book

Free Drawing Near book

Free Cheese Quesadilla from Denny’s coupon

Like Transformers on their facebook page and receive a coupon for $5 on any $5.99 Transformers purchase

Free sample of Proactive Refining Mask

Today only at get 20% off and free shipping on women’s clothing.

Sign up for Pizza Hut Lovers email program by November 1 for a fun Halloween Trick and a free delicious treat to add to your next order

Like Firmoo Online Optical Store for a free set of glasses. I haven’t done this so don’t know anything about the quality of the glasses.

25% off a single item at Sports Authority coupon

Fisher Price just released up to $45 in savings coupons print them out and get ready for the sales

Pottery Barn for Teens has some great cute lunch bags for $8.99 originally $22.50 get them personalized for $4 also check out Pack-it gear messenger bag was $39.50 now $14.99

Request a sample of Sealpac product

Free sample from PrintMyThing

Victory in Grace is offering a FREE Fear Not 2012 Calendar when you call 1-800-78GRACE. This calendar features verses from God’s Word, which remind us of His promises and provide encouragement to calm our fears. No matter what is going on in your life, no matter the trial. This free calendar will remind you daily to fear not.

Free ISLANDS magazine

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Frugal Forum October 20,2011

Kroger has a Halloween promotion going on now when you buy $20 worth of Mars or M&M product you receive $5 off your next shopping trip catalina.

Load a $2 digital coupon on your Kroger Plus Card when you spend $5 on candy.

Take a quick fan survey on Petsmart facebook page to receive a coupon for $5 off $25 or more purchase.

High value $1.50 coupon for Axe Shower Gel purchase (no size limitations)

Free sample of Garnier Color Shield Shampoo and Conditioner

Free subscription to Horse Illustrated

Free sample of Xacto Z Series #11 blade

Like Seventh Generation on their facebook page because in the month of October they are giving away thousands of samples

Free samples and coupons fro the Lactaid Brand

Build A Sign is giving away over 15,000 free banners & jumbo cards to support our tropps at home and abroad. is offering a free sample filled tote ($40 value) with $35 green and natural department purchase online.

High value $3 coupon for Boost Kid Essentials

Free sample of Downy Unstopables

Free sample of Aeroshots (click on send me an invite)

55 cents coupon for three Renuzit Adjustable Cones

Free sample of Zantac

Free subscription to Forbes, Maxim, Wall Street Journel, Barron’s, Playboy

$1 coupon on Butterball fresh turkey (use zipcode 19111)

One of my favorites - Amazon has marked down Peanuts Holiday Collections Blu-Ray DVD collectable set to $29.99 originally $69.98

High value $2 coupon off Minute Maid Juice Boxes when you share this offer with friends.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Frugal Forum October 19,2011

This week only like CVS on their facebook page and receive twenty free 4x6 prints from your facebook account.

Free sample of ob mighty pack

Once again, Penzeys Spices is offering up a great freebie! You can snag this Kind Heart Gift Box FREE (retail value $12.95, marked down to $7.95)…no purchase required! Just enter the coupon code 82440C at checkout to see the price deducted from your total. This Gift Box includes 1/4 cup jars of Arizona Dreaming, Mural of Flavor, Forward and 33rd & Galena and would make a great gift.
You do have to pay $4.95 for shipping.

$4 coupon for Zyrtex from Walmart

Sign up for monthly savings from Allegra Allergy
$4 coupon right away

Free Carefree Acti-fresh liner sample

Check out Nescafe USA facebook page for a special treat

Build your own custom travel mug for just $2 at inkgarden. Just enter promotional code 2TRAVELMUG at checkout. Will have to pay shipping.

Free sample of Dove gofresh deordorant from Costco you do not need to be a member

Hartz will be giving away a limited amount of samples today via facebook starting at 1pm

Get a free Discovery Channel 3 Gorillas DVD when you like their facebook page, like a product on, post to the wall why you like that product and complete the form.

Wii Your Shape at Walmart for just $10 this is a good price.

You can receive a Tray & Baking Kit with qualifying purchases from Reynolds. You do need to pay shipping and handling that is $7.95 (little high) you may want to check it out.

If you have a Twilight fan on your holiday list this is a must. Amazon has Scene it? Twilight Deluxe edition was $29.99 now $4.99

Here is for the cat lover. Bag of 20 cat toys was $19.99 now $4.99 at Amazon

American girl lovers- Kit Kittredge: An American GIrll DVD was $12.98 now $6.87

Get a free photo book from Mixbook when you buy one photo book. Just enter promotional code BK4FREE at checkout.

I thought this was a very nice frugal way to say what we are thankful for the holidays. Print out your free Gratitude Journal.

If you were looking for an iPad for yourself or a gift. Today Hot Deal at Target is Apple 64GB first-generation iPad with Windows for $449.99 free shipping was $729.99

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Frugal Forum October 18,2011

Get a coupon for a free strap when you purchase a Timex Weekender at Target

Musselmans is offering up a $10 gift card rebate to various stores/restaurants (Darden, Old Navy, Best Buy, Staples, AMC theaters, etc) whenever you send in 20 UPC’s from participating Musselman’s products or a $25 gift card whenever you send in 40 UPC’s!

Save $10 with mail-in-rebate when you buy Disney’s Pixars CARS 2 on Blue-Ray Combo Pack or DVD and $20 worth of Kimberly Clark products.

Like Great Day Farms on their facebook page and receive a $1 coupon (not sure where you can purchase but maybe Whole Foods because they are All Natural eggs. Heard they maybe at Walmart?

Like NatureSweet on their facebook page and receive a 75 cents coupon for their cherry tomatoes

Like Burt’s Bees on their facebook page and receive a $2 coupon on any Sensitive Skin product
Combine this coupon with Target $2 coupon at which should make a great deal.

Best Buy is giving 15 % off discounts on their iTunes cards. If this is something you want to give as a present now is the time to get it.

Take an additional 40% off Colwater Creek Clearance until October 19. Use code WZH7597 to get free shipping.

If you are planning to buy an Easy-Bake oven this holiday print out coupon at to get two free refill packs with purchase.

Free sample of HUGO Boss fragrance

Like Save-A-Lot on their facebook page and receive $5 off $25 purchase coupon

Star Trek DVD was $29.99 now $5.45 at Amazon

Free sample of SPARK Energy Drink

Special surprise from Soft Scrub today at 12 check out their facebook page

Free type 2 diabetes journal from Victoza

Free subscription to Cruise Travel magazine

Free subscription to El Palacio ( New Mexico’s Magazine of Art, History and Culture of the Southwest

Get up to 83% off Salon Quality Nail Polish Kits at Amazon

Harry Potter 7 book set series at Amazon for $49.49 was $78.92 what a great gift

Today only list up to 250 items on ebay for free!

Print $2 off any Revlon Lip Item at Rite Aid this will make a good match up with this weeks sale

Monday, October 17, 2011

Frugal Forum October 17,2011

Don’t forget about the exclusive digital coupon for every day for you to download to your Kroger Plus Card. Today’s deal is FREE Tostitos Dip when you purchase two bags of Tostitos Chips.

Get 20 free prints from Kodak this week when you like them on their facebook page!/kodak?sk=app_300881199927113

Axe will be giving away 2,000 bottles of full sized Axe Fixers Body Wash on their facebook page today at 12 noon eastern time.

Print out now for sale next week at CVS:

Buy one get one free Starbust CVS coupon (click on in-store coupons upper right corner)
next week sale is buy four Starburst 2.07oz for $2
use two buy one get one free coupons
receive $1 extracare bucks making the final price = FREE

Walgreens deal:
Print out $1 Kettle Brand potato chips coupon at
On sale this week at $1.99 making final price just 99 cents

Like Hasbro Family Game Night on their facebook page and receive a $4 coupon for electronic Monopoly

Free subscription to Car and Driver magazine

Register for for more great coupons. This is Keebler coupon site. has a new coupon that will give you $2 off a purchase of any Clorox 2 product when you purchase any Clorox bleach (no size requirement)

Put in zipcode 77477 for $1 off two Halloween Betty Crocker fruit snack coupon at

Free sample of Barist Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup from Target

Free two cans of HALO dog or cat food when you sign up for their newsletter

Tide is giving away 35,000 $2 coupons every day all week long starting today at 12pm when you like them on their facebook page!/Tide?sk=app_297484350278480

Free sample of TENA pads from Walgreens

Free baby calendar from Hylands

Free Selective Discovery box from Royal Canin for your cat

Free subscription to Working Mothers magazine

Get up to six free and different Pork recipe booklets
Pork Be Inspired
Celebrate Ham
Easy Meals In Minutes
The Colors Of Mole
Ground Pork
Kids’ Pork Cookbook
Just click the small blue print above the book (title of that book) and the order forms will appear. You can order all 6 of them on any 1 form.

Free Portrait coupon at PictureMe Portraits (inside Walmarts)

Free sample of AmLactin from All You magazine

Frugal Column October 16, 2011

Layaway plans are back for the consumer just in time for holiday shopping. I remember as a little girl going with my mother into the store where she would pay a little bit towards her holiday presents purchase. Layaway started to phase out when stores started offering their own store credit cards. This allowed consumers to overspend making millions for retailers. What is layaway? It’s putting money down on items at the store that are then saved for you in the storeroom allowing you to make payments over time. Interest isn’t charged but some stores do charge a nominal layaway fee of around $5. With consumer budgeting and wallet tightening, layaway looks to be a popular option.

Here are some tips for buying on layaway:

· Be realistic in what you can afford over time and that is what you should put on layaway.
· Make sure you keep a record of your payments. (Staple your receipts to your original receipt)

· Get a copy of the store’s layaway policies and staple to your original receipt.

· When making a payment towards your layaway remember do not buy anything you don’t need when you enter the store. Just go in and out.

Kmart Layaway Program
$5 non-refundable initiation fee.
$20 or 10% deposit (whichever is greater).
Layaway contracts may be initiated online with eligible products identified.
Contracts are 8-weeks. For purchases of $300 or more, a 12-week option is available in-store.
8-week contracts require (4) payments. 12-week contracts require (6) payments.
May make online or in-store payments.
Must make payments every two weeks.
$15 cancellation fee.
Cancelled layaway customers will receive a refund of all payments made minus the service and cancellation fees.$5 for 8-week contract and $10 for 12-week contract.

Sears Layaway Program-
$5 non-refundable initiation fee.
$20 or 20% deposit (whichever is greater).
Layaway contracts may be initiated online with eligible products identified.
Contracts are 8-weeks. For purchases of $400 or more, a 12-week option is available in-store.
8-week contracts require (4) payments. 12-week contracts require (6) payments.
May make online or in-store payments.
Must make payments every two weeks.
$15 cancellation fee.

Toys R Us Layaway program-
$5 non-refundable initiation fee.
Only available on select merchandise. Check website.
20% deposit.
50% of total payment must be made within 45 days of layaway initiation date.
Total must be paid within 3 months of Holiday Cutoff date.
Merchandise will be made available within 14 days of final payment.
Any changes in the layaway will result in the cancellation of all merchandise in layaway.
$10-$25 cancellation fee (amount is dependent upon state the layaway is initiated).
Cancelled layaway customers will receive a refund of all payments made minus the service and cancellation fees.$5 for 8-week contract and $10 for 12-week contract.

Walmart Layaway program-
Valid between October 17 – December 16.
$5 non-refundable initiation fee.
10% deposit.
Layaway total must be $50 or more and only available on on toys or electronics.
Each item must be worth at least $15.
Total payment must be made by December 16.
$10 cancellation fee.
Cancelled layaway customers will receive a refund of all payments made minus the service and cancellation fees.

Burlington Coat Factory Layaway program-
$5 non-refundable initiation fee.
Pay a 20% deposit.
Additional 20% payment must be made within 14 days of layaway initiation date.
$10 cancellation fee.
Refunds as a result of cancellations or return of layaway merchandise will be placed on a store gift card.
No cash refunds will be made.

Marshall’s Layaway program-
$5 non-refundable initiation fee.
10% deposit.
30-day contract.
Not eligible on jewelry and clearance items

There’s a NEW Crock-Pot Rebate at Meijer! Just buy any Crock-Pot priced $24.99+ before 11/30/11 and $5.00 mail-in-rebate form will print at the register. Same offer is being made at Kroger’s.

From now until October 31, 2011, you can get $10 back on your order when you check out with your American Express Card. Simply enroll your eligible Card and start shopping. They will automatically credit your statement.

Spend $10 on a combination of Milky Way or Life Savers Gummies to receive a Chocolate Cupcake Body Lotion from Dylan’s Candy Bar. Mail original receipt including your name and address to PEOPLE Halloween Treats, P.O. Box 4928, New York, NY 10185.

Upload and tag photos for points when you earn 20 points and receive a FREE Planning Calendar from Snapfish. Expires on November 15th.

Enjoy a savings up to $10 on Playtex Diaper Genie.

Receive a $10 reward (your choice of prepaid card or donation) from Energizer when you collect three codes from participating Energizer brand products.

You could receive a $150 Fiesta Pack from Nestle products. Nestle is looking to help 300 people who will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner at their home on November 24. Hosts will receive a large Thanksgiving Fiesta Pack.

Get your limited edition Healthy Pop Pedometer from Jolly Time Popcorn. Just send in two Jolly Time Pop Corn proofs of purchase with $2.99 for shipping and handling.

Pemmican Beef Jerky is giving you 24 bags of free jerky all year long. For every bag you purchase, they will give you a free bag, up to 24 bags in total. 2 bags per month.

Go into any Chipotle after 6pm this Halloween dressed in a costume inspired by The Family Farm (think farmers, animals etc.) and you can get a burrito, bowl, salad or an order of tacos for only $2.

Today only deal: Helzberg Diamonds is giving you $25 off a $25 or more purchase when you enter promotional code LOVE. You also will receive a free jewelry travel case when you enter promotional code 28 ($20 value). You do have to pay shipping and taxes but could make a great present.

Don’t forget about the free haircut at your local Ultra Salon with a $10 donation to breast cancer.

CVS is offering free flu shot vouchers for existing patients who lack health insurance while supplies last. Voucher is redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy.

Get your flu shot at Rite Aid and you will receive a free coupon book with $100 in coupon savings.

Buy any one Lysol product and receive $5 towards your flu shot