Monday, April 23, 2012

Frugal Forum April 23, 2012

I am called many different names like frugal and cheap but one that should go on the list is being environmentally friendly. My brand of frugality does not fall into the extreme environmentalist but it does incorporate my family’s frugal ways of saving money while saving the earth. Being frugal in your home and budget incorporates using less. When a frugal person tries hard to be conscious of repurposing items or fixing an item it not only saves money but puts less waste in a landfill. The frugal family turns down the heat a couple of degrees or makes sure all the lights are out when they leave or hanging clothes outside to dry saving money and the earth. You may not even know all of your frugal habits is making you a environmentalist. Happy Earth Day! Go outside and enjoy nature for FREE! 

. Do-It Herself Herb Container Gardening Workshop at Home Depot Thursday May, 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Dispose of your unused or expired medicines (over the counter and prescription) in a safe and evironmentaly friendly way on Saturday, April 28 from 9am to 3pm. Check out locations at for more information or call 311

Receive a free reusable shopping bag at the Disney Store on April 22 when you bring 5 plastic shopping bags to be recycled. Limited quantities available.

On April 22 trade in your current skincare at any Origins store to receive a free full sized Origins Cleaners

Receive a free reusable bag per guest at your local Target store on April 22 just visit Guest Service desk. Limited supplies available.

Sign up for Organic Valley Farm Friends. You will receive a free welcome kit with coupons, activity kits plus lots more.

Sign up for The Home Depot Garden Club to receive member only discounts and offers valued at more than $300.

Get a free Garnder’s Idea Book from Proven Winners when you sign up for their eNewsletter.

Save up to $6 on Bayer Advanced Garden products mail in rebate.

Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge and get fun and easy activities to help your family save energy and money this Earth Day. You also will be able to earn cool rewards from the Lorax by sharing how you saved.

Check out Disney’s new movie Chimpanze opening on Earth Day. Disneynature will contribute 20¢ per ticket to the Jane Goodall Institute for the Disneynature Tchimpounga Nature Reserve Project with a minimum of $100,000 pledged to this program.

Decorate a trendy tote for Earth day at Michael’s Arts and Craft store on April 22 from 1pm to 3pm. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.,default,pg.html

Bring a travel mug into Starbucks on Earth Day, April 22 and you will receive a free brewed coffee or tea.

Sign up for Recyclebank to Celebrate Earth Month. Earn points and win prizes.

Buy green and sustainable products from Planet Forward and save 40% with coupon code BGSG40. The code is good until May 31. Sustainable products are less of a burden on the environment

Groupon is celebrating Earth Day by offering great green deals.

Free Entrance Days to America’s National Park to over 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fee this April 21 to 29.

Make your reservations now for “Come Kamp & Care with Us Weekend” event on May 11 -12. Campers who stay as paying guests on May 11 will receive a free night of camping on Saturday at any of the 400 plus pariticipating KOA campgrounds throughout the North American KOA system.

Purchase Secret Outlast deodorant or any other Secret product and receive a free FITNESS water bottle. Send in your original receipt to FITNESS magazine, attn. Secret Outlast Gift 805, Third Avenue, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10022 include your name, address and phone number. Good until May 5, 2012.

Join Earthbound Farm Organic to get coupons and recipes for organic foods. Now through May 31, they will plant a tree with American Forests for each person who joins.

Learn about vegetable gardening Saturday, May 12th at Gainesway Community Center, 3460 Milano Road anytime between 10am and 2pm. Attend workshops and demonstrations and take home your own free Garden Kit containing plants, seeds, vegetable gardening book and hand trowel. One Garden Kit per family.

KU is starting a Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program. Customers can arrange to have their old inefficient full-size refrigerators or freezers hauled away and receive $30 per recycled appliance.

FREE Verde Energy Audit App for iPad (org. $4.99) until Earth Day. The application walks you through the process of listing your personal electrical usage, and together with your local KWh cost found on your electricity bill, Verde will calculate your total energy consumption, and make suggestions on how you can make changes to save money, and save energy.

Celebrate local filmmakers, your community and the earth April 22 at 7:30pm downtown Farmers’ Market Pavilion to watch DOERS Earth Day Celebration and YERT. Bring a chair and enjoy.

Get a free appetizer when you visit the Chili’s bar with two or more friends coupon.

Family Circle has partnered up with Shutterfly to offer members a free 8x8 photo book ($29.99 value). You will have to pay $8 for shipping and handling. Great Mother’s Day gift.;jsessionid=D7DA69FE57A417F3FA8B3DC4B9E3E359?fid=4c25218040c7c13fa4253039dc792e239bd561e01c0bb0769d20f19bd21fea2e9826343ebb91c64101b2124a124ca72fb7e18f1856e9781e

April 26th is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and to celebrate, Olive Garden is offering 1 free kids meal with an Adult Entrée. Head over to the Olive Garden Facebook page and then look for the post about the Take Your Kids to Work Deal and click Get Offer. You will be sent a coupon to your email that is associated with your Facebook account.

Take an introductory tour at Whole Foods Market April 23, 5:30pm to 6:15pm by following three main principles: Value, Inspiration, and Promos. You will learn how to shop healthy and on a budget. Pre-registered attendees receive a goodie bag. Just email . One lucky attendee will win a $50 gift card.

Sign up for Mambo Sprouts Messenger and the Sprouts E-news and get lots of food organic foods coupons.

Celebrate Earth Month with Seventh Generation. Enter codes from three specially-marked packages of Seventh Generation diapers and receive an exclusive free scrapbook. Get a free Lorax Chico Bag with purchase of specially marked Seventh Generation Laundry product and one specially-tagged Seventh Generation spray cleaner or dish product.

Arbor Day, April 28th 10am to 2pm celebration at The Arboretum. Kids receive free admission to Kentucky Children’s Garden, guided native tree hikes and a tree seedling give-away. Kids will also get to visit with Smokey Bear, Rosie Recycler and KU’s Louie Lightning Bug.

Sign up for the Naty Ambassador Program which is committed to developing eco-friendly products and refer three friends who will get a free gift.

Don’t forget to bring the kids to UK Nutter Field House on April 29 from 2pm to 5pm for YMCA Healthy Kids Day. There will be lots of activities ranging from relay races, games, hula hoops, inflatables and more. Contact Jim Kelsey at (859) 254-9622 for more information.

Paper Coterie is offering 12 free personalized cards when you enter promotional code LOVINGCARDS at checkout. You will need to pay shipping charges. Expires April 27, 2012.

Load a $1.50 digital Kroger coupon on your Kroger Plus Card for Kellogg Corn Flakes. Remember Kroger is giving you a high value digital coupon everyday until April 28 to load to your card.

Get 20 points added to your Disney Movie Rewards when you enter code Cogsworth and Lumiere

Get a free greeting card from when you use promotional code TRYTREAT or FREETREAT at checkout to score a free card.

Create your own design for a reusable design at Kroger to receive a free reusable bag for yourself.

Free sample of Pink Dog treats

This week coupons deals:

Purchase Jergens moisturizer for $7.50 and Jergens Natural Glow for $8.50 receive $5 in extracare bucks plus use $2 Sunday paper coupon and $1 Sunday paper coupon making final price just $4 each.

Purchase Hawiaan Topic for $7.99 plus Edge Shaving Cream, Skintimate two for $5, Banana Boat Suncreen for Kids $6.99 and Energizer Batteries $7.99 use $1 Sunday paper coupon plus 55 cents Sunday paper coupon along with 3/25 Sunday paper $1 coupon for batteries and 55 cents Skintimate coupon you also will receive $10 in extracare bucks making final price for all five items just $2.97 each.

Purchase Jonathan Adler Roll Cover with bonus roll of Cottonelle at $1.99 receive $1.99 in extracare bucks making it FREE.

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