Sunday, June 10, 2012

Debbi's Frugal Forum June 10, 2012

Consider your own unique qualities that will give you a way to save. There are many different categories that people fit in that give them an opportunity to save. When my husband turned 50 I got him an AARP card this entitled him to senior discounts. The discounts don’t stop there if you just had a baby, graduating, in the military, student or a teacher you have many savings circumstances available to you. Think about your area of interests or what specialty qualities you have and join an appropriate club that may offer club discounts. The Home Depot Garden Club gives you discounts and coupons throughout the summer. Don’t be shy when you go into a store ask them if there is any special discounts available. Don’t forget the most overlooked discount is a customer-service survey. Stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney print a phone number or link on the receipt to get feedback on your experience. In return for you get a coupon. Always check your receipts. Here are a few other discounts examples.

Senior Discounts:

First Wednesday of each month at Kroger’s seniors will receive a 10% discount on their total purchase.

McDonald’s has discount senior coffee every day.

Cinemark Theatre, Fayette Mall offers $5 movies on Senior Mondays.

Purchase a $10 Lifetime Senior Pass that provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies. In addition, the Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority may honor the pass for entrance or camping discounts.

Always ask if there is a senior discount many fast food restaurants like Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Arby’s plus many more offer a range of savings.

Join AARP for additional discounts:

Save 10% at Michaels Craft Stores on Tuesdays

Save 5% on everyday items online at Walgreens

Save 15% off general products and services also 5% off UPS shipping at The UPS Store

Receive a 20% discount off your total check every day from 4pm to 10pm. Coffee is also $1 all day long.

Purchase a Large or Extra Large Hot Coffee at Dunkin Donuts and get a free donut.

Receive a coupon for $5 off your next shopping trip when you spend $20 or more at Walgreens . Check store flyer for restrictions.

New or expecting mothers discounts:

Get a free Beech-Nut Stage 4/Stage 5 Toddler Welcome Kit when you sign up for Beech Nuts free monthly eNewsletter.

Request a free Potty Training DVD from Pull-Ups

If you are a Sam’s Club member get a free sample of GoodNites UnderWear

Join Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Program to earn special offers when you enter Pamper codes from their products. When you sign up you will receive 100 points.

Free subscription to Baby Talk magazine

Score a sample of Simply Right Baby Care infant formula

Get free samples, coupons, and special offers sent to your home from Similac StrongMoms

Receive a free book every month for your child at Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

Baby’s First Circus free ticket for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (up to 12 months old and living in the continental United States) Get a ticket voucher which will arrive by mail to exchange for a free ticket performance, anytime, anywhere. No expiration.

Military discounts:

Send a 20 page soft cover photo book using your own digital pictures for free to anyone stationed anywhere with an APO/FPO or MPO mailing address. The USO even pays for the shipping.

Scion appreciates our military by sending a exclusive care pack that includes swag like beanies, deck of cards, and an complimentary hour of internet access. One care package per person every 12 months.

10% discount at Home Depot stores on purchases with valid Military ID.

10% discount at Lowe’s Stores on purchases with valid Military ID.

Build A Sign wants to give your soldier a hero’s welcome with a free customized banner.

 Show your valid Military ID when you check out on Mondays at Old Navy to receive an additional 10% off your purchase.

Special savings on hotels and tickets to Walt Disney World and Walt Disney World Resorts

Teacher Discounts:

Receive a complimentary sample kit that contain Laugh-Out-Loud Chapter books, two student books, two teacher guides plus Weird, Wild and Wonderful book, one student book and one teacher guide.

C-SPAN is giving classrooms a large 40” x 40” wall poster that includes information about the Electoral College, historical elections results and key dates leading up to the 2012 presidential elections.

Request a free sample of Teachers Tape from Duraco Express

Wild about Healthy Vision Activity Book for Ages 9 -12 from The National Eye Institute

Three free sample books from Richard Owen Publishers, Inc.

Kindness Kits are curriculum units designed to allow teachers an in-depth exploration of humane themes.

Free one year teacher’s subscription to YES magazine

Graduation Discounts:

Bring your 2012 tassel or this year’s graduation photo to Bone Fish Grill for a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp.

Father Days Deals:

Don’t forget Father’s Day. Create a mini photo book for just 75 cents at Shutterfly. Just enter promotional code LUVDAD at checkout. Deal expires June 11, 2012.

Graeter’s is celebrating dads on Father’s Day, June 17 with their third annual Father’s Day Ugly Tie Day. All Dads who wear an “ugly” tie to Graeter’s on Father’s Day will receive a FREE scoop of ice cream in a sugar cone or cup.

Use the Sunday paper coupons to get Dad a great gift with lots of savings.

CVS Deal:

Spend $10 on participating Nivea products receive $5 in extracare bucks. Buy Nivea Body Wash $4.88 and Nivea for Men facial care $6.88 use $1 and $2 Sunday paper coupons making final price after extracare bucks just $3.76 for both.

Schick Hydro 5 $8.99 receive $3 extracare bucks use $4 Sunday paper coupon making final price $1.99

Walgreens Deals:

Make Dad a personalized photo card for $1.49 with sales flyer coupon.

Playtex tampons $3.99 use $1 in store coupon plus $1 Sunday paper coupon final price $1.99

Raid Bug Barrier $8.99 use $1 in store coupon plus $3 Sunday paper coupon final price $4.99

Rite Aid Deals:

Buy a $50 Home Improvement Gift Card (good at Home Depot or Lowes) receive $10 in +UPs rewards

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