Saturday, February 4, 2012

Frugal Forum February 4, 2012

Yesterday, I send out a coupon stating buy one get one free buffet at CiCi’s pizza, I am sorry but the coupon is buy one buffet at regular price get one for $3.99. Thanks to Tammy for noticing and wanted no one to be disappointed.

Don’t forget free onion rings at Burger King today and tomorrow

Chipotle is offering 50% off a Box of Burritos on Super Bowl Sunday! You will have to order 6 or more burritos to get the discount

Right now, Amazon has 12 Issues of All You Magazine for only $12. That is only $1 per issue and it will pay for itself by just using a few of the coupons inside each issue each month!
Shipping is Free! Please note, this subscription will auto renew unless you decide to cancel it with the Magazine Subscription Manager online or by phone 866-384-0564. This is one magazine that I do pay for.

Like Ocean Spray Cherry Juice on their facebook page and get a buy one get one free coupon. This on sale at Krogers for $1.99 making two bottles just $1 each.

2-Liter Coca-Cola for just 85 cents with coupon at Family Dollar

Buy $15 of Quaker, get $5 back in your SavingStar account.
If you haven’t started a Saving Star account I recommend you do. This is the next level of couponing. You load coupons on your Kroger card, CVS card and RiteAid wellness card then the amount of the coupon will be loaded into your account online. When you have reached $5 or more you can claim your money via different gift cards. I claim it via Check it out it is very easy.

Good until Sunday get $5 off $25 or more purchase at Family Dollar coupon

February 4th is a very special day… it’s Thank a Mailman Day!
This is your chance to give a BIG thank you to your Mail Carrier who brings super sweet deals to your mailbox and doorstep six days a week! And with all of the freebies and samples we score every day… well, most of us keep our Mail Carriers super busy.

High value coupon $1.25 of Alexia Foods (in organic section of store)
Pair that coupon with $1 Alexia frozen potatoes or onion rings Target coupon to make this even a better deal.

FREE Challenge Tuscan Style Spreadable Butter there is a limit but I just got mine

Order your free What to Expect Guide to Healthy Home

Get a free Animated Story of Harriet Tubman DVD when you become a NEST Family Member this is also free. Limited time only (I just did it and it was free no credit card needed)

Lots of coupons for romantic DVD’s- great to make a nice Valentine’s Day evening
$3 off Ever After
$3 off Say Anything
$3 off Legally Blonde
$4 off Knight and Day
$4 off Date Night
$2 off Serendipity, Shapespeare in Love or She’s All That
$4 off Just Wright
$3 off Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Frugal Forum February 2, 2012

I have been looking for a beer promotion rebate and here it is! During any occasion associated with drinking like the Super Bowl the beer companies will put out great rebates. Remember in the state of KY you do not need to purchase the beer.
This rebate is purchase $5 off any paper plates, ice, water, soda, coolers, propane, dips, condiments,prepared foods, deli sandwiches and salty snacks you will receive $5 via mail in rebate. WOW! Check it out I found this rebate at Kroger on Richmond Road.

Print $5 off $25 purchase at Family Dollar stores good until Sunday.

$5 off $20 purchase at O’Charley’s restaurant coupon

Free subscription to WATCH magazine- there is a limited but give it a shot

Sign up for Organic Valley newsletter and receive coupons, bumpter sticker, kids activity book and more.

See if you qualify for a free one year subscription to Popular Mechanics

Another see if you qualify for a free one year subscription to ISLANDS magazine

Another see if you qualify for a free one year subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek

Receive $10 worth of laundry coupons from Febreze

Free sample of RepHresh Feminine Health Kit.

Kroger Catalina Offers:
What is a Catalina? These are additional savings you will after you purchase qualifying amount of products. You will receive a coupon from the catalina machine located next to the receipt machine at the register. The catalina will state the $dollar amount you will have to use on your next shopping trip. Top these savings with a coupon for some great deals.

Crystal Light
Excludes Single Packets
:::Valid 1/9/2012 – 2/5/2012:::
Buy 3 and Receive a $1.50 Catalina;
Buy 4 and Receive a $2.50 Catalina;
Buy 5+ and Receive a $4 Catalina.

Kleenex Tissue, 50 ct+
:::1/23/2012 – 2/19/2012:::
Buy 5 and Receive a $1 Catalina;
Buy 6 and Receive a $1.50 Catalina;
Buy 7+ and Receive a $2 Catalina.

Select Magazines – Includes People, Essence, People Style Watch, InStyle, Cooking Light, Money, Entertainment Weekly, Sunset, Health, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living
:::Valid Through 5/13/2012:::
Buy 4 and Receive a $3 Catalina.

Lean Cuisine Products
:::Valid 1/29/2012 – 2/11/2012:::
Buy 4 and receive a $1 Catalina;
Buy 6 and receive a $2 Catalina;
Buy 8 and receive a $3 Catalina.

Dannon Activia, 4 Pack
:::Valid 1/23/2012 – 2/19/2012:::
Buy 4 and receive a $2 Catalina.

Alpo Dog Food Cans, 13.2 oz
:::Valid 1/23/2012 – 2/19/2012:::
Buy 8 and receive a $1 Catalina;
Buy 13+ and receive a $2 Catalina.

Better You Catalina
Includes: Centrum Adult Silver Women and or Men Multivitamin, Centrum Specialist Multivitamin, Pronutrients Supplement, Caltrate Product or Caltrate Gummy Bites Product, Thermacare Heatwraps, Advil Product, Advil PM Product, Advil Congestion Relief, Children’s Advil Product, Chapstick Product, Robitussin Product, and Dimetapp Product
:::Valid 1/15/2012 – 2/12/2012:::
Buy $25+ and receive a $5 Catalina.

Kikkoman Marinades
:::Valid Through 2/19/2012:::
Buy 2 and receive a $1.50 Catalina;
Buy 3+ and receive a $2 Catlaina.

Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Creme
:::Valid 1/23/2012 – 2/19/2012:::
Buy 2 and receive a $1 Catalina;
Buy 3 and receive a $2 Catalina;
Buy 4+ and receive a $3 Catalina.

Milk Bone Dog Snacks
Valid 1/23/2012 – 2/19/2012:::
Buy 2 and receive a $1 Catalina.

Nestle Toll House Morsels
Valid 1/23/2012 – 2/19/2012:::
Buy 2 and receive a $1 Catalina;
Buy 3 and receive a $1.50 Catalina;
Buy 4+ and receive a $2 Catalina.

Good deals this week at stores!

Travel Size Band-Aid Hello Kitty 10 ct. or Adult Band-Aids 8 ct- $0.97
Use $1 facebook coupon

Iams Dog Food (Trial Size)- $3
Use $3/1 Iams Dog Food coupon from 1/29 P&G coupon insert

Market Pantry Boxed Macaroni & Cheese 5.4 oz 2-serving Box- $0.42
Use $1 coupon from (This coupon will auto-adjust down to $0.42)

Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste (Travel Size)- $0.97
Use $1 printable coupon
Robitussin To-Go 2 ct.- $1
Use $1 coupon from

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries (2 ct)- $0.94
Use $1 printable coupon from their facebook page
= As low as FREE

Vaseline Lotion (Total Moisture, Aloe Fresh or Cocoa Radiant) 3 oz- $0.97
Use $1/1 coupon from 1/29 RP coupon insert

Tom’s of Maine Deodorant, Toothpaste or Mouthwash 16 oz- $3.99
Get back $3 ECB
= 99 cents

Buy 3 Hallmark Cards OR American Greeting Cards Get back $3 ECB (limit 1)
*Deal Scenario:
Buy (3) $0.99 American Greeting Cards
Get back $3 ECB

Blink Tears Eye Care- $8
Get back $8 RR

Pur-Absorb Iron Supplement 28 packets- $10
Get back $10 RR

St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin 36 ct- $2
Get back $2 RR

TRUE2go Blood Glucose Monitor- $9.99
Get $9.99 Mail In Rebate on Package

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Frugal Forum February 1, 2012

There are many nice acts you can do for others but you also can get something nice for yourself. This Saturday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers Lexington Green starting at 11:00am bring the kids to a special storytime with Ronald McDonald. When there checkout gifts for your Valentines. Use the attached voucher to get 20% of the purchase price donated to The Ronald McDonald House of The Bluegrass. This is a win for everyone. I can tell you Ronald will put on a great show for the kids.

Buy a dozen donuts at Krispy Kremes and get 12 free Valentine’s Day cards. On each card the receiver of the card can redeem it for a free donut.

(this is one of those you get a treat but you also can spread the treat around)

Tiny Prints is offering a Personalized Valentine’s Day card for just 99 cents shipped just enter promotional code 99GC at checkout.

Buy one 5 x 7 get one 5 x 7 for free at Rite Aid just enter promotional code BIGGAME.

Want to watch some free movies on YouTube. There are lots available for your viewing.

Free sample of Purex laundry detergent

Free subscription to Martha Stewart’s Living magazine- there is a short survey but it doesn’t take more than 3 minutes to get this great magazine for free.

Get a FREE Cotton Panty at Select Victoria’s Secret Stores - Just join Sexy Little Rewards before February 29. And you will get the coupon within 2-3 weeks. Valid only in Little Sexy Rewards Outlets in Utah; Richmond, Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; Columbia, South Carolina; and participating stores in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Buy one Hallmark card and receive another one free at Hallmark stores coupon (time to get your Valentine’s Day cards)

Doctor Oz is giving away 20,000 coupons for a free Amy’s Light in Sodium Bean & Rice Burrito starting at 3pm ET. Fill out the form for a chance to win!

Rite Aid Deal:
Buy two Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner two for $5
Get $1 in +UPs rewards
Use two $1 printable coupons
Making final price just $1 each when you buy two

Like NARS Cosmetics on their facebook page for samples

Buy one cone get one cone for free at Baskin Robbins

Just message one of these words below to: 39777 on your cell phone and they’ll give you a promo code worth $3 valid on any dvd rentals at Blockbuster Express Kiosk. This is the first time I’ve seen codes for $3 off so you will be able to get the new releases too!! The code they send you is valid for 10 days.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Frugal Forum January 30, 2012

I spent today with a plumber cleaning out a backed up sewer line at one of my rental proprieties. This is one chore that I couldn’t do myself but there has been many projects that I have done myself with help of my local Home Depot store. The last job I did was replace a toilet. It went smoothly with help of a Do-It-Herself Workshop last year teaching me how to redo your bathroom. This February learn how to install Crown Molding on February 16 starting at 6:30pm. My Home Depot does a great job teaching along with freebie drinks and snacks. I personally will try a project and if it doesn’t work out I call a professional. I always say give it a shot especially to replace a faucet or even a toilet. There are many professionals at any home improvement store that will answer any questions. Don’t feel embarrassed asking that what they are there for.

Get a free sample of Nozin Nasal Sanitizer when you like them on their facebook page

Try TENA for free

Like Quaker Oatmeal Squares on their facebook page for a free sample

Get any Starbucks breakfast sandwich or wrap for just $2 when you purchase any handcrafted beverage during the week of January 30 to February 4

Get a $3 coupon off Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers when you share with three of your facebook page

Like Ocean Spray Cherry Juice Drinks and receive a buy one get one free coupon

Free subscription to Martha Stewarts Living Magazine

The month of February get any footlong sub at Subway for $5 until February 29

Free subscription to Parents magazine

$5 off $20 purchase at O’Charley’s restaurant coupon

Three personalized mousepads for the price of one at Just enter coupon code 3MPAD offer expires February 6. This offers applies to 3 unique designs or 3 of the same design.

Free 5 hour energy sample - I did this and received it in the mail already

Free Onions Rings on February 4th and 5th at Burger King

Free 20 oz. coke and popcorn single at Blockbuster stores coupon

Like InstantEffect 90 second wrinkle reducer on their facebook page for a free sample

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Frugal Column January 29, 2012

At the beginning of every year I like to remind everyone to sign up for their birthday freebies. This doesn’t cost you anything but a little bit of your time. It is a wonderful feeling to get emails from all these companies offering you a free gift or discount if you visit them on or around your birthday. I sign up myself and my children for all the freebies. Make a special day not an expensive day by going out and enjoy all the special presents given to you. Do it now to receive on your birthday!

Applebee’s Birthday Club – sign up for free birthday dessert

Become an Arby’s insider you will receive a free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich with purchase of a drink. You also will receive a free surprise on your birthday.

Join the eCLUB at Backyard Burger and you will receive a coupon for a free burger with purchase of a regular order of fries and a 20 oz. drink. On your birthday you will receive a free burger.

Join Baskin Robbins Birthday Club and receive a free 2.5 oz. scoop on your birthday plus special offer and coupons throughout the year.

Receive a birthday surprise when you sign up for Club Mongo at bd’s Mongolian Grill.

Sign up your child for Bob Evans Kid Times Birthday Club and they will receive a free kid’s meal on their birthday.

Join Bruster’s Sweet Rewards and receive a special offer just for joining, a special gift on your birthday and a special gift on your membership anniversary.

Join Buffalo Wild Wings Circle Club to receive a free dessert for your birthday.

Sign your child up for Burger King Kids Birthday Club and they will send your child a special birthday surprise.

Join Carrabba’s Amici Club you will be the first to be notified of events and tastings coming up at your local restaurant. You will also receive a special birthday surprise.

Sign your child up for Chuck E. Cheese email club just for signing up your will receive up to $30, coupon deals and free tokens for your child’s birthday.

Get two Blizzard treats for the price of one when you join The Blizzard Fan Club plus get a free blizzard on your birthday.

Free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday at Denny’s.

Enroll in Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks Reward club and receive a free medium coffee just for joining. You will also receive another free medium coffee on your birthday.

Just show your ID with your birth date on your birthday and you’ll get a free medium celebratory sub.

Sign up for Gold Star eClub to receive a coupon for a free 3-way, free birthday meal, free surprise on your eClub sign up anniversary, and an invitation to Gold Star fan events.

This is one of my favorites; sign up to get the latest in new jewelry, exclusive offers and gift ideas plus receive a free gift when you sign up. Also you will get free gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays and your anniversary.

Make your child’s birthday even more special by enrolling them in the Kmart Birthday Club. They will receive $5 Birthday Bucks, Birthday Crown, Happy Birthday Certificate and Birthday Fun Pack with surprises.

Join the Logan’s Roadhouse NUT-E club to receive a special birthday surprise.

Enjoy a free cup of queso for joining Moe’s Southwest Grill E-World and a free burrito on your birthday.

Sign up for the O’Charley’s e-CLUB to receive a $5 coupon on your birthday.

Free newsletter from Olive Garden plus a free birthday surprise.

Join My Outback Rewards and start earning point that can be used toward exciting rewards. You also will receive a birthday surprise.

Sign up for Papa Murphy’s eClub and they will give you a coupon for 50% off any pizza with a pizza purchase. On your birthday you will receive free cookie dough.

Join Perkins eClub to receive exclusive email offers for your birthday and wedding anniversary.

Register for Qdoba Rewards to receive a birthday surprise.

Sign up for Red Royalty at Red Robin to get lots of surprises and rewards throughout the year plus a free burger on your birthday.

Receive a complimentary birthday gift from Sephora.

Sign up your child for Sonic’s Wacky Pack Birthday Club and they will receive a free kid’s meal on their birthday.

If you frequent Starbucks, I like to go as a treat to myself from time to time get a Starbucks gift card then register the number to receive a free coffee on your birthday. You will also receive advance notices of any special events.

Get money saving coupons along with special offers on your birthday at Steak ‘n Shake.

Sign up for T.G.I.Friday’s Give Me More Stripes program to receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert plus a one-time Jump the Line pass as a “Thank You” for signing up.

Celebrate your child’s birthday at Toys R Us where he or she will receive a birthday crown, Geoffrey balloon and a personalized announcement broadcast to the entire store.

CVS Deals:
Crest Mouthwash on sale two for $7.98 receive $2 in extracare bucks plus two 75 cents Sunday paper coupons making the final price just $2.24 each.

Spend $12 get $6 extracare bucks when you purchase qualifying products. Here is the deal I would use. Purchase two Cologate Total toothpaste for $2.74 each, two Cologate 360 Toothbrush for $2.89 each and one Lady or Men’s Speed Stick for $1.99 making total of $13.25 use four 50 cents Sunday coupon along with receiving $6 in extracare bucks making the final price $5.25 for all five items.

Purchase Hershey’s Cadbury Egg for 87 cents get 87 cents back in extracare bucks making it free.

Rite Aid Deals:

Purchase Iams Cat food for $9.99 use $3 Sunday paper coupon and receive $2 in +UPs reward making the final price just $4.99.

Buy $15 worth of BIG GAME participating items and receive $5 in +UPS rewards match up with 40 cents Sunday paper coupon for Chex Mix.

February is Women’s National Heart month. Visit your CVS during the month of February from 3pm to 7pm and receive free blood pressure check, cholesterol check, and BMI screening. No appointment necessary.

Dial in to hear 2nd Annual State of Women’s Heart Health National Webinar, Wednesday, February 1 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm ET

Walgreens Deals:

Purchase two Planters Peanuts for $6 use $1 coupon in Walgreens Coupon book (find it next to sales flyers) plus $1.50 Sunday paper coupon making the final price just $1.75 each.

Airwick Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit on sale for $7.99 use $2 Sunday paper coupon plus receive $4 in register rewards making the final price just $1.99.

Head and Shoulder on sale two for $9 use $1 Sunday paper coupon plus receive $2 in register rewards making each bottle just $3.

St. Joseph Enteric Aspiring 36 ct on sale for $2 get $2 in register rewards making it free.

Blink Tears eye care drops $8 get $8 in register rewards making it free.

Pur-Absorb Iron Supplement 28 packets $10 get $10 in register rewards making it free.