Friday, December 23, 2011

Debbi's Frugal Forum December 23,

Save $1.50 off one pint of Starbucks ice cream coupon

25% off coupon at Yankee Candle for gift baskets

I did this and got free a really nice travel size bottle of Essence of Beauty Hand Cream

Rite Aid 25 deals of Christmas coupon
$2 on Claritin D products
$1 on Hershey or Reese’s Holiday Miniatures

Like Mott’s Apple Juice on their facebook page and share the news to get a $1.50 coupon

$1.50 coupon for two boxes of Chex Cereal - if you planning to make Chex party mix this is a good coupon

Today only Amazon is offering free download of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Nursery Water is giving away free tote bags at noon

Free 26 week print subscription to The Wall Street Journal

According to new government regulations stores will not be able to sell certain lightbulbs in 2012. Check out the sales as they will need to get the bulbs out of the stores.

Free 1/4lb Little Thickburger at Hardee’s when you buy one 1/4lb Little Thickburger

Add another 5 points to your Disney Movie Rewards account by using code 25DOCEKJFAKX

Free one pound bag of treats from their treat bar with any purchase at PetCo

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Frugal Forum December 22, 2011

Buy one get one free coupon from Old Orchard Juice just sign up for their club

Like Sunbelt Snacks and get buy one get one free coupon

Get 100% back in Staples Rewards on the SkullCandy Jib Earbuds. They are on sale for $9.99 then receive $9.99 back in Staples Rewards. Make sure you scan your Stapes Rewards card first then use the coupon.
Valid through 12/24/11 in Staples® U.S. stores only. Valid on product nos. 321114, 321115, 321116, 321117 or 321118, Skullcandy® Jib Earbuds. Limit one per customer. While supplies last.

Don’t forget about batteries at Staples
Duracell Batteries AA or AAA 16 pack $12.99
Get 100% back in Staples Rewards (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

First 15,000 to like on their facebook page will receive a free sample of GlamNatural Cream.

I told you about Disney Rewards and I hope everyone took the time to sign up. Right now get an extra 25 points when you enter promotional code CHEER11.

Like Activate Drinks on their facebook page for a free sample.

High value $1 coupon for Honey Bunches of Oats- usually cereal coupons are buy two or buy three this is buy ONE - print now won’t last long and wait for a sale
High value $2 Benefiber Product coupon- this is on any size
High value $2 on any One A Day vitamin product ( can use on travel size)
High value $3 coupon for One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner Starter Kit (I love this product)

Walgreens Deal:
Buy three boxes of Nabisco Crackers two for $5
Use the buy two get one free printable coupon
Plus use the $1 on two Walgreens coupon found in the December Coupon Booklet
Making the total for all three just $3.50 or $1.17 a box

Get $25 to spend on Fabulous Jewelry this Christmas and free shipping on all orders. Their are exclusions like no charms, no clearance or sale items.

$4 coupon when you like bop it! on their facebook page

If you are a fan of Elf on the Shelf get this Pop In Kins Elf Pop-In Kins Christopher Bookset for only $10.61 at Amazon was $29.99
Based on a 1960 family tradition, Christopher Pop-In-Kins was created in 1984 by Flora Johnson of Atwater, Ohio. With 25 years of continuous marketing, Christopher Pop-In-Kins remains one of the oldest, most loved Christmas elves available today. In late November, Santa sends Christopher Pop-In-Kins into the Children’s World to visit boys and girls and share in the excitement of the holiday season. Each night, while children are asleep, Christopher “pops” to a new location in the house. In the morning, the search is on. Who will be first to find Christopher’s newest hiding place? On Christmas Eve, Christopher pops back to the North Pole to tell Santa Claus about his young friends and his new adventures in the Children’s World. Bookset includes a poseable Christopher Pop-In-Kins Character Figure, a book and a storage case.

I never had little girls but my little neice loves to dress up. Halo Heaven is having a closeout event where you can use promotional code 2012 at checkout and receive 50% off your whole order. If you order $20 or more (after coupon) you can get free shipping.

25% off coupon at Barnes and Nobel good until December 24

Best Buy is having a Midnight Sale tonight.
Some of the prices have been revealed, but most won’t show live until tonight!
* HP Laptop $379.99
* Kobo Touch with Offers eRearder – $69.99
* Justin Beiber Christmas CD – $7.99

Like NeilMed Sinus Rinse on their facebook page and request your free NeilMed Sinus Rinse Bottle with two packets

Free sample of Simply Right Baby Care Formula
Free sample of Miracle Skin Transformer from SEPHORA

Send your family and friends a free ecard from Jibjab. VERY CUTE!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Debbi's Frugal Forum December 21, 2011

Did you buy a Kindle for someone this holiday season or are you getting one yourself check out Amazon for great prices on cases.
Try promotional code 635LL95S at checkout to take an additional $4 off the price

If you order $20 or more at you qualify for a free More Magazine 1 Year subscription valued at $20. You can turn down the subscription and get a $20 rebate. THis means you can get $20 worth of freebies after rebate. If you want to get a better deal order through eBates and get another 7.5% cashback.

Free Jr. Jamocha Shake from Arby’s coupon

$1 off Hostess donettes coupon - with a sale you can get a great deal

First 60,000 get a free Movie a Day for a week download from Best Buy and CinemaNow

Today only after 5pm get 50% off your order at The Limited just enter promotional code FRENZY at checkout.

Free bird watching 2012 calendar

Become a fan of Accorhotels for a free luggage tag

Monday, December 19, 2011

Frugal Column December 18, 2011

One of my favorite holiday shows is A Charlie Brown’s Christmas. What a great message of simplicity by looking at his small tree and how it was transformed into something beautiful. What does it take to live simply? At the end of the month having money left over when you pay all your bills will accomplish one phase of this task. You and your family do have to give up on some luxuries but not on everything. Let’s start by using the envelope system. Lots of families use cash for all of their purchases. Write on several envelopes “Groceries”, “Entertainment”, “Clothing” “Gas” and “Miscellaneous” then put in the amount of cash that you have budgeted for the month. When the cash runs out you will have to get creative with what you already have. Instead of going to the movies check out the free DVD’s available at the library. If you look in your pantry I am sure you will find plenty of ingredients to make a nice dinner. Clothing is one item that we have plenty of resources to get high end products for low prices between Goodwill, Salvation Army plus many consignment stores you can get an inexpensive outfit for any occasion. It is hard to find gas deals but do sign up for any reward programs that gas stations offer to give you at least 3 cents off a gallon. Doesn’t seem like much but it does add up. Taking this baby step will allow you to see where your money actually is going. The next step is deciding what you can go without. Living a life of necessity can range from going without that Coach bag to growing your own food. I tell people that all of this can’t happen fast but slowly moving towards a goal can be rewarding in your pockets along with giving you a sense of accomplishment. This summer grow a little container garden if you don’t want to start big. The University of Kentucky Arboretum teaches classes on the basics of gardening. Check out their free or low cost classes available every month at or call (859) 257-9339 for more information. Living simply can just be taking one item you are not using any more and repurposing it to be used for something else. Last year I took my used plastic coffee cans and wrapped the Christmas tree lights around the can making it a snap to put lights on the tree this year. Imagine how much you save by washing out your plastic containers and using them to store other items. One of my favorite websites to visit is every city seems to have a chapter to get stuff for free. I have received beautiful garden decorations from a women moving to Florida to giving away barn boards that I removed to the Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge Camp. Don’t ever think what would someone want with this remember you were the one to have it first. I want everyone to know that there is no right way to live out the simple lifestyle but taking that first step will start building lasting habits. As you take that first taste of the simple life it maybe a little sour but eventually ends up being a fulfilling feast.

Read to Succeed is a free educational program sponsored by Six Flags to engage children in grades K through 6 to read. Students who complete six hours of recreational, non-school-related reading are eligible to earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags theme park.

Many of the products you purchase everyday have a label on the box or can that says Box Top 4 Education. Many schools use this program to purchase school supplies. Sign up online to find a participating school in your area. Call the school to ask them for information on their collection procedures.

ThredUp is a new website that will send you free boxes or bags so you can de-clutter your house of your child’s outgrown items and receive money for doing so.

Text FUN to 727272 each day for a rental discount at REDBOX and a chance to win a gift. Good until December 24. If you haven’t used promotional code DVDONME use it to get a free rental.

Get a free Stella Artois Chalice when you call 1-800-MY-CHALICE. Visit to learn the rules and responsibilities that come with Chalice ownership.

Get your own personalized Christmas Song when you register at

Free Going in Circle Portrait College from Pictureme studios located in Walmart.

Print out $3 coupon for Yes to Carrot purchase at Walmart. You should be able to get some free lip balm.

Urban Boundaries Women’s Acrylic Patterned Scarf at Amazon was $24.00 now $3.24

Like Coke Zero on their facebook page to receive a coupon for a free bottle

Crayola Color Me A Song at Walmart for $5 send in $3 rebate making final price just $2

Frugal Forum December 19, 2011

Have Santa give your child a personalized phone call.

Free sample of Kleenex from Sam’s Club (you don’t need to be a member)

Free sample of BiProUSA when you like them on their facebook page

Like Coca-Cola on their facebook page for a 99 cents coupon should make for some free soda

Cabela’s 550 Goose Down Jacket was $59.99 now on sale for $19.99

Don’t forget to sign up to maybe win a free gift subscription to Better Homes and Garden from Purex for the holidays. Purex is giving away 20,000 subscriptions.

Get a $5 gift card to major retailer with the purchase of any one participating Theraflu product. Just click on healthcare

Old Navy has Jingle Jammies on sale $7 for the whole family. Use online promotional code ONHURRY20 for 20% off or use 30% off Old Navy Family and Friends coupon

My One and Only DVD only $1 at Target on today’s daily deals

Watch short video at Rite Aid and receive a coupon for $1 off any two Reese’s Holiday Candy they have them on sale for two for $1 making it free

While there on video values watch video for Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Soap and get $5 coupon use this with sale $7.99 and receive $3 in UPs rewards making it FREE

Request free samples of Seventh Generation Baby Wipes on their facebook page

Check out Kung Fu 2 on sale at Target for $13 use $5 coupon from (click on home entertainment) making final price just $8

Don’t forget Rite Aids 25 days of deals-
Today get $5 coupon for Beyonce, Halle, Beckham and McGraw frangrances and $1 coupon for M&M’s Pretzel Candy.

Like Scotties tissues on their facebook page get a coupon for buy two get one free

$3 coupon for Yes for Carrots at Walmart on their facebook page. Right now they are having issues but check it out this could make for some free lip balm.!/yestocarrots?sk=app_111157228963798