Thursday, January 12, 2012

Frugal Forum January 12, 2012

One of the top ways of saving money is to be organized. Think of how many times you needed toilet paper and ran to the store to pay full price. Just like a boy scout being prepared will save you lots and lots of money. In past post I mentioned going out and buying your wrapping paper, gift bags, bows and Christmas decorations now. I always go back and remember what I used for this past season and what needs to be replaced. I have a box that is full of gift bags, tape, ribbon, cards, and especially gift card holders. Getting them now for 75% off or 90% off will be a huge savings but having them already on hand will also make the holidays less stressful. Don’t rule out getting presents for birthdays at Christmas sales. Yesterday I bought beautiful spa socks and spa cremes in a nice basket(didn’t look holiday at all) for 75% off. I always like to have a supply of little gifts for a nice hostess gift or just someone’s birthday you forgot about.

ShinDigZ is having a $1 sale for personalized banners. I have ordered these in the past and they are high quality. You do have to pay for shipping but think about your child walking up to the house on his/her birthday and see a big banner saying Happy Birthday!

$2 coupon for White Cloud Tissue Paper

OpenSky is another reward site but it is very unique with products from Martha Stewart, Brendan Brazier plus many more. One product that you can purchase with the full price going to Save The Children Charity is Valentine’s Day Cards designed by Julianne Moore based on her new children book Freckleface Strawberry. You get 30 cards for $25 with full purchase price of each box of cards benefits children living in poverty through Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. It is nice to purchase something you need get a bonus of doing something good.

Get up to 75% off business purchases at Staples coupon.
500 full-color business cards for only $9.99 regularly $39.99
100 8.5 x 10.98 Flyers $19.99 regularly $45.99
1 Custom short sleeve T-shirt $7.99 regularly $16.99
plus many more - check it out
(make a cute Best Mom t-shirt or Best Dad t-shirt for Mother’s or Father’s Day)

Looking to get in shape. Check out Kellogg’s free, customizable Special K Plan. Create your unique weight-mangaement plan, plus find tools, recipes and a mobile app to help you start the year with success. You also can print off a $1 coupon for any two Kellogg’s cereals. (pair this coupon with Kroger’s get $3 off your shopping trip when you buy four Kellogg’s products)

Don’t forget to send that free greeting card (with envelope) plus free shipping from Just enter promotional code FREECARD121 at checkout after you enter your shipping information. You do not need to put in credit card information the order is free.

Vote for your favorite Smucker’s Unstoppable Family Photo and you could win a coupon for a free 4 pack box of Uncrustables Sandwiches. I did it and didn’t win but maybe you will.

Don’t forget today is the start of the free coffee tasting event at Starbucks. They said they will even send you home with a little something as a Thank You.

Buy one get one free Crave Treats for Cats coupon

They are on sale for $1.25 at Krogers

H&R Block will offer free preparation of 104EZ forms at Walmart through Feb. 29. Block will have kiosks in about 250 Wal-Mart stores. See if your Walmart is participating.

Like Thomas English Muffins on their facebook page and try to win a free package of Thomas’ English Muffins or Bagles (awarded in $5 coupon)

25% off your purchase at Sherwin Williams coupon
(just look under household)

Huge discounts on wedding dresses at The Limited

Valentine’s Day coupon from Coupon Network for Nestle Crunch, Nestle Butterfinger Hearts or Wonka Fun Dip, Nerds

Get a 11 oz photo mug for just $1 at York Photo just enter promotional code MUGYORK. If you are not a member yet when you sign up get 40 free 4x6 prints.

Today’s Target daily deals is offering ELF Eyeshadow Palette 32 Piece for $2.37 was $5 plus free shipping


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