Friday, December 16, 2011

Frugal Forum December 16

Perhaps even bigger than Black Friday or Cyber Monday is Free shipping Day which takes place today – December 16th only . There are 1,600 merchants that are participating.

Sign up for melt Magazine for free.

Print coupon Buy any Pledge or Armstrong Floor cleaner get any fantastik cleaner for free

Get a free order of Cinnamon sticks from Pizza Hut with your next online order when you join the Hut Lovers email program.

Veterans and active duty service members can get a free Coca-Cola. Head over and use the coupon at a military base today and tomorrow only.

Save $5 off your purchase of $10 or more at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores coupon

Buy one get one free Yankee Candles Novelty Electric Home Fragrancer coupon

Today only at Kmart is having a sale where thousands of items are buy one, get one 50% off! Shop great deals on toys, apparel and sleepwear, home, fine jewelry and more! Also, don’t miss out on Double Coupons up to $2 for shop your way reward members only. $25 minimum purchase requirement in Drug and Grocery. Limit 5 coupons per customer per day, see store for details. Call your local store to see if they are participating. I have a copy of the list but in KMart standards it is hard to follow.

Kmart Double Coupon “Rules”:
*Limit 5 per customer per day
*You must be a member of the Shop Your Way Rewards program AND the cashier MUST swipe your reward’s card at the beginning of your transaction!
*$25 minimum in drug & grocery purchase required (in the past this has been BEFORE coupons)
*Does not include Kmart Store Coupons or Kmart Pharmacy Store Coupons (i.e. Kmart coupons will NOT be doubled)
*If you are not currently a Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards card member, do NOT stress! There are 3 simple ways to become a member:
1. Go to the Customer Service Dept at your local Kmart or Sears store and request a card; you will be able to sign up and receive your card immediately (this is obviously the best option if you have a store close by)!
2. Call the Shop Your Way Rewards Card dept at 1.800.991.8708; they will take all your information over the phone and then a card will be mailed to you (the card typically takes 6-8 weeks to arrive). Even if you do not have the physical card in hand for the double coupon days, you can give the cashier your phone # or member # in order to pull up your reward’s account.
3. Click here to sign up on-line; then just print off a temporary card to use while you wait for the permanent card to arrive in the mail.

You also can like KMart on their facebook page and get a $5 Award Card with any purchase of $50 or more in-store on online. You will be able to redeem the awards card 12/18 thru 12/22.

Buy one get one free coupon for Scotch Brite Disinfecting Wipes you can find them at Walmart

HSN has Kraft Make it Delicious booklet with 20 Top Seasonal Recipes for 2012 plus $30 worth of coupons for just $4.99 with free shipping - Use promotional code SAVE2 to have $2 deducted from your order making the final price just $2.99 (I just ordered it and you do need to put your credit card in then when you review your order you will be able to put promotional code in)

Today is National Fries Day at Burger King just go in no coupon and get free fries.
Like them on their facebook page and you may win free fries for a year.

Old Navy is offering online shoppers 20% off ends 12/20 just enter promotional code ONHURRY20.

Invite three of your facebook friends to get a voucher for a free 4ct Barista Prima K-cup pack sampler.

Check out OLAY’s Freebie Friday to see what they are giving away. They don’t have a specific time so check in

Frugal Forum December 15

Free sample of Poise pads
you do not have to be a sam’s club member just leave membership number blank

$10 off $30 purchase at Bath and Body Works

Free Seventh Generation Samples

Today only Best Buy is offering Nintendo 3DS games, nintendogs + cats for $6.99 originally $39.99

Starting December 18 you can get a $10 ExraCare Bucks when you spend $20 on Excedrin products.
Print out as four $2 coupons for any Excedrin Extra Strength you will have to use two computers
Should get everything for around $3 after extracare bucks
I don’t know how long Excedrin Coupon will be up so you should print now

$10 off $25 purchase at JCPenney coupon good until Sunday December 17

Through December 16th, Paper Coterie, is offering up a coupon code valid for a whopping $35 worth of Paper Coterie products for FREE! All you will have to pay is shipping, which runs anywhere from $6+. Once you’ve created your product(s), simply head to checkout and use promotional code H2SMERRY (valid through December 16th) and up to $35 will automatically be deducted from your total (there is no minimum or maximum purchase required)!

Head on over to The Company Kids to score the adorable Christmas Appliqued stockings pictured above with FREE monogramming for ONLY $10.99 each shipped right to your door! Just select a stocking style (choose from a train, cupcakes, fairy, pony, or reindeer), and then click on the mongramming icon to add a name or initials for FREE (see the picture below). Enter your mailing information and then enter the promotional code FFN11 during checkout to snag FREE shipping.

30% off Friends and Family at Old Navy coupon good until December 21 scroll down page to print

Today Eat Better America is giving away free snacks from noon to 1pm. Limited supplies.

50% off one item online purchase at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store (regular priced only item)

Cuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower 15 Piece Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System
Now $69.95 was $130 plus you can send in for $20 rebate making the final price just $49.95
This price will change quickly

Free sample of Hussana Halal Bodycare

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Frugal Forum December 14, 2011

Free Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel

Get a coupon for a free Every Man Jack product. They make hair, body, and shave stuff for men.

Like Sambazon on their facebook page for a free coupon for free product.

Charmin is giving away $2 coupons until December 20. Just like them on their facebook page and see if you can get a coupon. Their is a limited amount each day.

Free Going in Circle Portrait Collage at Walmart Picture Me studios.

Free stuff from P&G Beauty. Keep your eyes peeled on P&G Beauty Facebook Wall, each day they will post a link to a new freebie offer. They are doing this for 10 days and it started yesterday ( Olay Luscious Embrace Hand & Body Lotion.). This can go live at any time. It will be for the first 1,000 people, so these will go fast!

Save 30% off today only at Just enter promotional code BIG30 at checkout. Maybe this is a great gift for the person who has everything.

Kids Felt Stocking at Land’s End now $9 was $19.50. Take an additional 30% off plus get free shipping with promotional code SANTA and pin 1212 at checkout. Making final price $6.30

Get a free Chalice, not a glass from Stella Artois just call 1-800-MY-CHALICE.

Go to Tanga to get Disney Family Fun Magazine subscription for $3.50 a year ($29.90 value) when you enter the promotional code FAMILY at checkout.

Today only take $10 off all American Eagle bottoms- Jeans, Pants, Skirts and more. No code needed.

Yankee Candle second day of Christmas coupon-
Buy one Reed Diffuser get one FREE.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Frugal Forum December 13, 2011

Conair Hot Rollers on sale for $30 you will receive $10 in register rewards plus receive another $5 in Jingle Rewards making the final price just $15. Mail in rebate for $5. Good deal for just $10.

Yankee Candles First Day of Christmas Sale- $1 Tarts and Samplers 50% off

Starting today, December 13th through December 24th, Redbox will be hosting 12 Days of Deals & Prizes and offering daily movie rental discounts and prizes! To get in on the fun, just text FUN to 727272 on your mobile phone to receive instant savings from 25¢ to $1 off of your movie and game rentals.

The Wizard of Oz (Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Collection) on sale for $5.49 was $20.98 at Amazon this will change throughout the day

Tanga is offering a 1 year subscription to Scholastic’s Parent and Child magazine for $3.50 just enter promotional code CHILD at checkout.

If you were looking to purchase a COACH bag for someone this holiday check out the 25% off your purchase at any full price Coach Store from December 16 to December 19 on their facebook page when you like them.

USB Sync and Charging Cable Compatible with the iPhone only 66 cents was $12.60 at Amazon

Buy one get one free at Crocs. I think you can still use promotional code FALLSHIP to score free shipping on your entire order.,default,pg.html

Like Crayola on their facebook page and receive exclusive holiday savings

Today you can get $25 off $75 purchase at Food Network Store just enter promotional code C98458 during checkout. It does exclude clearance items but not sale items. Check out select Guy Fieri cutlery sets that are reduced 50% and qualify for free standard shipping

Targets Daily Deal today is Rockin’ Rider Durango 3 in 1 Grow with me Pony at $54.99 that is 50% off and free shipping.

Disney is offering twelve days of cheer today’s deal has maxed out but check out the site tomorrow until December 23.
Sign up for Bath and Body Works email specials club and receive a coupon for a free 2oz bottle of lotion

Target Deal:
Print out $1 Playtex Coupon
Print out $2 Target coupon at
Use both coupons together making it a great deal especially on some no spill sipping cups.

Thomas the Train: TrackMaster Thomas’s Christmas Delivery was $107 now just $54.98 at Amazon

Get a FREE Blockbuster Express Movie Rental Code - Just use promo code: DOLLARDAYS before Thursday, 12/15 and get a Free $1 movie rental. coupons to print
50 cents on Kraft Cheese (doubled can be good)
50 cents on Worcheshire sauce

Buy one photo book get two free photo books or buy one calendar get two free calendar from Snapfish.

Free Flip Book from Snapfish ($4.99 value) just enter promotional code HPFREEBK when you checkout you do have to pay $1.99 shipping plus tax. This code can only be used once and I don’t know the expiration date.

Get a coupon for free Candy Delights from Thorntons coupon

Free personalized Holiday song at InstaSong

Monday, December 12, 2011

Frugal Forum December 12, 2011

Check out Green Monday Deals

Don’t forget to get your deals through Ebates. Today they are offering double cash back on selected store.
Here are a few stores. – 40% cash back
Shindigz – 24% cash back – 20% cash back – 16% cash back
Personalization Mall – 15% cash back
Melissa and Doug – 14% cash back
Smashbox – 12% cash back
Toys R Us – 10% cash back
Philosophy – 10% cash back
Crocs – 8% cash back
Groupon – 6% cash back
The Children’s Place – 5% cash back

Get $10 off purchase of $19.95 or more toys purchase at Barnes and Noble when you pay with your Master Card

Check out Rite Aids 25 Deals for Christmas coupons$SB8e7cyAAROuY.B8aI$SVM/doc.html?

Chrisha Creations Playful Bear Pillow for $5.97 at Walmart creat

Old Navy just announced that they will be offering up Frost Free Vests for the whole family for only $12 (regularly $24.94-$49.94!) and Frost Free Jackets for the whole family for only $20 (regularly $29.94-$99.94!) in-store today and Tuesday (12/12-12/13)! Check out their facebook page

Don’t forget to print out $10 off $50 coupon to sweeten the above deal.

SONAMO Feather Chenille Solid Slipper socks at Kohls was $14.00 now $3.99
remember to use promotional code CC20DEC12 to score an additional 20% off and use coupon code XMASFREE to score free shipping;jsessionid=7Bg4TlLKGJ8vfSJDXNTgHjQKSw63JzdfL2syy73J8RqTvfvGLbL4!751624037!160209424

Buy One Get One free pair of Mossimo Supply Comany Junior Bootcut Jeans from Target with free shipping

Tide is giving away 302,000 $2 coupons all week long on their facebook page.
Monday, December 12th – NOON ET
Tuesday, December 13th – 4 PM ET
Wednesday, December 14th – 1o AM ET
Thursday, December 15th - 8 PM ET
Friday, December 16th - 2 PM ET

Get 100% back in MaxPerks rewards from Office Max when you purchase Backpack/iPad bags or Mobile Edge BEF G-Pak Backpacks. Durcelle batteries are just 1 cents with Max Rewards.

Victoria Secrets has two new promotional codes enter PERFUME at checkout and receive a free Fragrance Coffret with Sleepwear purchase ($39 value) and free shipping with promotional code VSFREE I added Cami SG-277-475 for $12.99 and got the perfume for free. I also used ebates where I got 2% back on my purchases.

Free sample of Lacoste perfume

Walgreens Deal:
Like Peeps on their facebook page for $1 coupon on purchase of two holiday peeps. Use in store coupon $1 for two holiday peeps along with $1 off coupon from facebook page making the final price FREE.

Goody Mini Claw Clips 12pk or Bobby Slides 6pk $2 get $2 back in register rewards making the final price FREE

SalonPas Pain Patch $1 get $1 back in register rewards making final price FREE.

Kohls has $10 rebates on the following item has to be purchased today
TRU Triple Slow Cooker- on sale for $39.99 was $69.99

Don’t forget to use XMASFREE for free shipping and CC20DEC12 for an additional 20% off

Today only get $10 on your $50 purchase when you enter promotional code ORDER10 and get free shipping on orders $50 or more with SHIP50. I think you can stack codes but not sure.

Today only The Disney Store is celebrating Magical Monday. Check out all the savings.

Frugal Column December 11, 2011

I know you have your mind focused on shopping and all the other chores you have to do to get ready for the holidays but don’t forget 2011 is almost over. There are many tasks that you should complete for tax reasons and basically just to get ready for 2012. Let’s put these tasks on the top of your list so you will start 2012 with a clean slate.

1. Make your house energy-efficient. Purchase energy efficient qualifying products and 10% of the cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300 can be claimed. The improvements must meet federal energy-efficiency standards to qualify for the credit. Get twice the bonus if you are purchasing energy efficient products from Home Depot buy a gift card at Kroger’s to receive 4 times the points toward gas.

2. Contribute to an IRA. The maximum tax-deductible contribution to an Individual Retirement Account for 2011 is $5,000, $6,000 if you are age 50 or older. (The maximum contribution to a 401(k) plan in 2011 is $16,500, $22,000 if you are age 50 or over.) If you don’t have an IRA in place you need to open one by December 31. You can contribute to your IRA until April. Talk to your bank they will help you set up the appropriate account.

3. Spend your Flexible Spending Account. If you have money set aside in a flexible spending account, you have until December 31 to spend it.

4. Check out your medical expenses for the year. You can deduct medical expenses on your federal tax returns but they need to exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. Add up all your expenses from eyeglasses, over-the-counter medical supplies, insurance premiums and long-term care insurance.

5. Make Charitable Contributions. Find a qualified non-profit organization to donate cash or make a gift with your credit card. You need to receive a letter of acknowledgment from the organization specifying your donation amount. You can go through your house for donations but you can only deduct the fair market value of the property get receipt for your donations.,,id=106990,00.html

6. Change your important passwords once a year. Many of us do most of our banking, bill paying and more on our computer. Changing your password at least once a year will give an extra layer of protection.

7. Check your financial credit history. You can get a free copy of your credit history- everything the three major reporting agencies have in your file. Your credit history doesn’t include your credit score, but use this information to check it for accuracy.

8. Look over your budget. Now is the time to see how you have done all year with your budget. If you haven’t done a budget 2012 is the time to start.

Victoria’s Secret is giving away 100,000 Secret Rewards Card on Facebook worth anywhere from $10 to $500 until December 15, 2011. Starting everyday at 9am Eastern Time.

Create a free MiMedia account and get 7GB to backup your online digital photos, music, documents and more.

Free Christmas Tree Fire Safety Hang Tag from FEMA.

Free 8x10 Collage of your facebook photos at CVS Kodak Picture Kiosk today only.

Buy one breakfast at Bob Evans and get another one free- Monday thru Saturday coupon.

Rite Aid is offering 25 Deals of Christmas coupons. Check out their facebook page to print out high value coupons until Christmas Eve.!/riteaid?sk=app_112508532159958

Earn up to $10 in UPs Rewards every week when you spend $50 on qualifying products with your Wellness Card at Rite Aid. Look for the Red Savings Star throughout the store for products or visit for a complete list of qualifying products.

Shop a Walgreens store until December 17 and you can earn Jingle Cash to spend in stores the following week. Purchase qualifying items of $30 or more and receive up to $20 in Jingle Cash.

Create a personalized video from Santa Claus for your children, friends or family members.

Are you traveling for the holidays? Pringles has games for the kids to print out and travel tips for the parents.


Rite Aid has Oral-B Pulsonic Rechargeable toothbrushes on sale for $24.99 use $10 Sunday paper coupon.

Spend $6 on DenTek flossers at CVS get $3 back in extracare bucks pair this with 75 cents off Sunday paper coupon.

Spend $14 on any CoverGirl Face, Eye or Lip product at CVS get $4 in extracare bucks match with $1 Sunday paper coupon .

Buy Combo Snacks at CVS for $2 receive $2 in extracare bucks making this free.

Free Cubic Zirconium Earrings with Britney Spears or Elizabeth Taylor perfume purchase at Walgreens.

Olay Total Effects moisturizers on sale for $18.99 at Walgreens use $3 Sunday paper coupon making final price just $15.99.

Goody Hair Accessories on sale at Walgreens for $2 receive a $2 register reward making the price FREE after rewards.