Friday, December 30, 2011

Frugal Forum December 30, 2011

Free sample of Gas-X Thin Strips

Like Rice a Roni on their facebook page and get a $1 coupon when you purchase four boxes.

Get $2 coupon for Tide on their facebook page

Today only get a free New Year’s Eve Panty at Victoria’s Secret with any purchase

Free sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish food for dogs

Download the Old Navy FREE app forAndroid, iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. Just go to the app store on your device and search for Old Navy, then download the FREE app. Once downloaded, you will be able to get Old Navy SnapAppy!
Just point your phone at an Old Navy logo to play the Old Navy SnapAppy game! You will then able to spin the wheel to try and win great prizes! We’ve heard of people winning Free Incrediboots, FREE jeans, boots, socks and more! Let us know if and what you win.

Order you kids their own activity flyer from Organic Valley. You will also receive some great coupons.

$3 Zantac coupon

CVS DEAL starting on Sunday
Buy $10 worth of Nivea products get $5 in extracare bucks.
Purchase four Nivea lip care for $10
Print out $1 coupon for Nivea lip care - will need two computers to print
Final price just 25 cents each

Buy One Get One FREE Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes!oC6xR5hmuRQFBgIAAAAGCgFICgc5ODkxODIwCgk5NTE3MzczOTkJAAtrhgoJMTIyMzQzNTUzCg8yMDExMTIyOF9TX0JPR08=

Free sample of KT Sport Tape for pain

Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is an inherited condition in which there are low levels or no levels of AAT in the blood. Request five free testing kits for your family members.

Don’t forget the free $5 Starbuck card when you purchase three Starbuck products. Here is some coupons to sweeten the deal.

Free subscription to Wall Street Journal

USB Sync and Charging Cable Compatible with Apple iPhone was $12.60 now 63 cents

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Frugal Forum December 29, 2011

Kroger just put out a $5 digital coupon towards a $19.99 Party Platter. Load it on your card get a platter for your holiday plans.

Don’t forget your 25 4x6 free prints from Walgreens just order them enter promotional code PRINTNOW then have them shipped to your store making them completely free.

Cardstore has cards for 50% off plus free shipping when you use promotional code CSSAVE513 at checkout

Sign up for Purina Dog Chow and Puppy Chow Healthy Start Program to receive $2 coupon

Free CiCi’s kid buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet

Print out these coupons from
$1 GoLean Kaski coupon no size limitations (there is single serving sizes at Target or Walgreens)
$1 Barilla Pasta Sauce coupon

Free Healing the Addicted Brain book

Free copy of Drop Shipping for Dummies book

Free three trial issues of Eastmans Hunting Journal

Free horse safety DVD from Nutrena

Like DeLallo to get 2012 Calendar filled with recipes and coupons

Free American Lightning magazine from Better Homes and Garden

Walmart has Starbucks gift packages on sale for $6 with free shipping*bY4QMV3A&sourceid=35461079500265029562&search_query=starbucks

20% off everything shopping pass for Kohls

Free movie Redbox rental at Meijers when you enter promotional code 2MEJER22

Free SUPER STREET magazine

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Frugal Forum December 28, 2011

Kroger’s has a new catalina when you buy three packages of Pillsbury Crescent rolls or Sweet Rolls get $1 to use on your next shopping trip. To sweeten the deal print out coupons for 50 cents off two Pillsbury crescent or sweet rolls.

Croft & Barrow Plaid Flannel Lounge Wear at Kohls was $30 now only $9 use promotional code NEXTORDER20 OR JINGLE2078 for another 20% discount also try GIFT4KC for free shipping. I haven’t tried these codes yet but think of Valentine’s Day gifts.

Print out coupon at KMART website for Double Manufacturer coupons up to $1 limit 5

Free March issue of Ladies Home Journal

High Value $2 coupon for any one package of PULL-UPS training pants

Like White Castle on their facebook page for free Sweet Potato Fries coupon

Free Download from SPIN magazine’s 24 favorite tracks from 2011

Receive a coupon for one free Crazy Bread with any Hot-N-Ready pizza purchase at Little Caesars

Free sample of Carefree Acti-Fresh Liners is offering new customers a $10 credit. Right now use the credit to buy Smile Bright Whitening Strips ($29.99 value) for free plus free shipping.

Buy one photo book and get one free at CVS just enter promotional code BOGOBOOK

Free Sound and Vision December issue magazine

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Frugal Forum December 27, 2011

Aquafresh Extreme Clean Trial Size 50 cents coupon (coupon will double if store doubles coupons) making this close to a freebie or print out $1 coupon for Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste it doesn’t say a size so you can use it on travel size. You can print both.

Bath & Body works has holiday items up to 75% off. Use promotional code 20SEMIANNUALSALE at checkout to get an additional 20% off.

To even further your deal order from Ebates. You will receive 3% cash back when you start your Bath & Body Works shopping at Ebates.If you haven’t joined yet now is the time you will be able to choice from $10 Target Gift Card, $10 Home Depot Gift Card, $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, $10 Gift Card or $5 Ebates Gift Card when you join. This program is very easy and I receive checks from them all the time for just starting my shopping at their site.

Want to wish someone a Happy New Year, Hickory Farms has everything 50% off plus $10 flate rate shipping. Might be a nice way to ring in the new year for someone.

Online only at The Body Shop get 50% off your order when you purchase a $5 Bag for Life. This is a tote bag but $2 of the purchase goes to charity. You also can enter promotional code FREEJOY to score free shipping.

Go to to print out new coupons-
$1 up & up dryer sheets coupon making them around 40 cents
$1.50/2 Archer Farms® condiments
* B3G1 FREE Market Pantry® canned soup
* $1/1 up & up® Cleaning Item
* $3/1 Merona® women’s apparel item $10 or higher
* $2/1 Maybelline mascara
* $2/2 Dannon Activia yogurts 4-pk.
* B1G1: FREE Target Café popcorn with purchase of Frozen ICEE beverage
* $1/1 Select Soda 6-pk. .5-lt. Bottles or 12-pk. cans (Canada Dry, Dr. Pepper, Sun Drop, Sun Kist, A&W or 7-Up)

Target also has a sale on Healthy Choice Frozen Meals (Cafe Steamers shown in ad) for $2.50. When you buy four you get one free. Print out $1 Cafe Steamer coupon.

Great deal at Staples- get a free eco tote bag and everything you can fit in it including clearance items will be 15% off. You even can use it on ink

Here are a few deals that are valid at Staples through December 31st…
Zebra Pen and Mechanical Pencil Value Packs $4
Ticonderoga #2 Pencils 18 pk $2
(reg. $4.99)
Omnitech Battery-Operated Pencil Sharpener $5
(reg. $11.29)
Sharpie Markers 12 pk, Papermate Inkjoy Pens 18 pk or Pentel Wow! Pens 4 pk $5
(reg. $6.99-$9.99)
Charmin Basic Bathroom Tissue 16 big rolls $6.99
(reg. $9.99)
Avery Heavy-Duty View Binder $6.99-$32.99
Get 100% back in Staples Rewards (limit 4 per customer)
Final Cost FREE!

Groupon now has a tab that sells goods from online resources. Right now if you can get the 75th Anniversary Joy Of Cooking Cookbook for just $12 from BookPal. Just click on the goods button on the top of the site.
This is on sale at Amazon for $23.10 so $12 is a great deal. Think of wedding shower presents.

Rite Aid Deal:
Mentos Mints – 2 for $1 (buy 2)
Get $1 +Up Reward
= Free
There is a limit of 4.

Order the free Healthy Habits Activity Booklet for Kids from Lysol

Print $1 coupon for Rayovac batteries!/Rayovac?sk=app_217257571634557

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Frugal Column December 25,2011

A friend wrote a letter and said all she wants for Christmas is for all her friends and family to be happy. I wish all my readers which I think of as my friend a happy holiday but true personal happiness. Merry Christmas!

The day is here no more holiday spending. When everyone was opening your gifts did you see the wide eyes of surprise and glee that you expected? At the end of the day did you have a bout of buying remorse? Buyer’s remorse is basically a self-induced, purchase related guilt trip. It is said that you will experience these guilt trips many times in your life. Let’s think back why you purchased the items you did. I am talking about those high ticket items that you were not planning on buying until you walked into the store and saw the display. I know everyone would like to get the biggest and the best but are you really just trying to beat the other gift givers. Many of us believe that when you give something expensive it will make up for any misgivings you have done or said throughout the year. You can stop yourself from ever having buyer’s remorse with a few simple steps.
1. If you are purchasing something for over $100 wait and think about it. Maybe ask a friend or your spouse not for permission but for some advice. They will be honest with you by telling you if you really do need to have it.
2. Research your purchase before you buy it. Assess its benefits, understand what you need and make sure it fits into your budget.
3. Is it an emotionally charged purchase? Ask yourself why you are buying it. Is it because you want to reward yourself or maybe you are having a bad day. If that is the reason put it back it won’t make you feel better the next day.
4. Once again work from a list. This will stop any impulse buying.
I myself have fallen to buyer’s remorse the worst one is the people at the kiosks in the mall. Yes, I bought the hand soap and I can’t tell you why. I have learned from my mistakes but I will return my purchases if I can unfortunately not the hand soap. If you buy the item bring it home and wait a day to open the package or remove any tags. The next day re-look at your purchases to see if you still want them. If you can’t return them you can always re-gift the item. What this means is maybe you don’t really need it but you know of someone whose birthday is coming up that would love it. Be creative and get rid of your guilt items. Once you have decided on your item and made your purchase get out of the store! Don’t look around and don’t spend the next week trying to find a better price. You bought it, did your research and you can feel good about it. Enjoy the fruit of your labors or the gifts that you have given to others. Happy Holidays.

Blockbuster is giving away free batteries on Christmas Day until supplies last. Blockbuster will power up those Christmas toys with two packs of either AA or AAA batteries. And for those with even more needs, additional battery packs will be available for only $0.99.

Get your holiday family photos together to make a beautiful photo book from Snapfish. When you buy one classic cover or custom cover book you will get two for FREE (up to $90 savings) just enter promotional code YOURBOOKS good until Monday, December 26, 2011. They can be three different books, or three of the same, just make sure they are the same size and style. You do have to pay shipping and handling.

HP is offering many free printables for New Year’s. These include activity pages for kids, party invitations, holiday cards and letters.

Receive a complimentary 2012 Bird Watching Calendar from The CornellLab of Ornithology.

Free coupon for Jr. Jamocha Shake at Arby’s

Free belt wear gauge from Gates Program. Test your car for proper wear.

Sign up for Hertz #1 Club Gold the fastest way to rent a car for free. This is a $60 membership fee that is being waived until March 31, 2012.

If you missed any of your holiday deliveries and had to pick them up yourself at UPS, check out their new service UPS MY CHOICE. This service is free and enables you to get delivery alerts before your package arrives and electronically authorize packages for drop off.

FREE Personalized ESPN Share and Print Poster