Monday, April 2, 2012

Frugal Forum April 2, 2012

Americans now spend up to $41 billion a year on their pets. When you are looking at your budget and have to factor in food for your animals it can add up. I don’t want to say get rid of your pets but you do need to know what other benefits they offer you. As a pet owner I think of my animals as family. Walking or playing with any pet is a good way to burn calories and get into better shape. Having the ability to have something to touch and pet helps ease the sense of loneliness or anxiety you may feel everyday in our stressful lives. Studies have shown that owning an animal could lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure but in general just make you healthier. Animals can even help bring a family together. Children take on the responsibility of caring for a pet giving them a sense of accomplishment. Owning a pet can also help you in social situations for example when you take your dog for a walk you could interact with other dog owners. Fayette County has wonderful dog parks that allow you to enjoy your time with your dog in a safe secure area while interacting with other dog owners. This economy can give us the feeling of being overwhelmed with bills and helplessness but coming home to a house with a pet just waiting for you not wanting anything other than someone to pet them can just make you feel better. There are many factors in our lives that you cannot put a price tag on but having something that improves both your mental and physical health can be priceless.

Animal freebies:

Free sample of All Natural Bully Sticks

Free sample of Nature’s Select Dog Food

Free three pack of biodegradable smallest pooper-scooper for your dog waste

Like Flush Doggy on their facebook page and receive a free sample

Free sample of Pet ‘n Shape Treat

Like Back to Basics Dog Food on their facebook page to print out $5 coupon

Sign up for Halo all Natural Dog and Cat food newsletter to receive over $10 worth of coupons

Sign up for Rachael’s Ray Nutrish Dog food newsletter to receive a $1.50 coupon off one package of any Rachael Ray Nutrish super premium treats for dogs

Like Purina Dog Chow on their facebook page and enter The Adventurous Dog Photo Sweepstakes you might win a year’s supply of Purina Dog Chow

Full bottle of any American Kennel Club Gold products up to a $12.99 value rebate

Receive a check for up to $77.99 toward your forth purchase of Purina Veterinary Diets Overweight Management Canine Formula or Purina Veterinary Diets JM Joint Mobility Canine

Call 1-888-752-5171 or email to request free supplement samples for your horse from Smart Pak.

Free can of Hill’s Tender Dinners Cat food from Petco.

Free Pet Safety Pack from the ASPCA. This pack contains pet rescue window decals that alert rescue personnel that pets are inside your home.


Free 10 x 13 Dreamprint from olan mills coupon- no sitting or subject fees.

Free Wall Portrait with your choice of Photographic Effects coupon for PictureMe portrait studios located at Walmart.

Snapfish is offering two free photo books when you buy one and use promotional code CELEBRATE1 at checkout. You can create three different books for this deal, as long as they are the same size. Code is valid until April 4, 2012.

Free subscription to Wall Street Journal

Buy one six inch sandwich of your choice at Subway before 9am and get a free six inch sandwich of your choice in April only at participating Subways restaurants

Up to 300 prints for 1 cents each at Shutterfly just enter promotional code CELEBRATE300 at checkout Get a free greeting card at Shutterfly just enter promotional code ONEFREECARD at checkout

$9.99 Chicken Tenders dinner at OCharley’s today only coupon

Lots of free magazines available right now at Rewards Gold. Remember you need to do a short survey.

Mark this down in your calendar. Easter Egg Hunt at Joseph Beth Bookstore starting at 11am on April 7.

CVS Deals

Buy Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor and cartridges receive $5 extracare bucks use $3 Sunday paper coupon when you buy both.
Buy Gillette Venus Pro Skin razor and cartridges receive $5 extracare bucks use $5 Sunday paper coupon when you buy both.
Buy Olay bar, body wash for $6.48 receive $2 extracare bucks use $1 Sunday paper coupon making final price just $3.48
Buy two get one free Oral-B floss or manual toothbrush use 50 cents Sunday paper coupon for floss and 50 cents Sunday paper coupon for toothbrush.

Walgreens Deal:

Buy one Pantene product get another for 50% off use $1 for two Sunday paper coupon
Buy Venus + Olay Razor for $8.99 receive $4 register reward use $2 Sunday paper coupon making final price just $2.99

Rite Aid Deals:

Buy Oral B ProHealth Clinical Manual Toothbrush for $3.49 receive $1.50 +UPs rewards use 50 cents SUnday paper coupon making final price $1.49
Buy Old Spice deodorant plus Old Spice body spray for $8 receive $1 +UPs reward plus buy Old Spice Body wash for $3.99 receive $2 +UPs reward use $1 Sunday paper coupon when you buy both Old Spice deodorant and Body Wash making all three items only $8
Buy two Head and Shoulders Shampoo or COnditioners for $10 use buy one get one free Sunday paper coupon making the final price just $5 for two.
Buy Dawn for 99 cents use 50 cents coupon making final price just 49 cents
Buy Duracell Copper Top batteries for $11.99 receive $2 +UP rewards use 75 cents Sunday paper coupon making final price $9.24

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