Friday, February 17, 2012

Frugal Forum February 17, 2012

I use reading glasses. Yes, I lose them all the time. I always like to have
extra on hand. Right now at RiteAid get two reading glasses buy one get one for
50% off. I bought two $9.99 each so I paid $14.98 and received $15 back in +UP
rewards. Making them free.

High value coupon when you like Planters peanuts on their facebook page Get $1 off
two Planters products. I was at Walgreens and they had lots of bags marked down
on clearance.

Tide is giving away 500,000 free samples of their new product Tide Pods - it took me
a couple of times but I did finally get it.

Like Nine West Love Fury on their facebook page to receive a sample

I just ordered two St. Patrick Day Cards from for free. Just use
promotional code MCSFC0212 at checkout this will be free - plus free shipping to
address. This code is good only for 10,000 a day. Give it a shot don’t put in
credit card number just the code.

Save up to $22 on Hill’s Science Diet dog food

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Frugal Forum February 16, 2012

Like Johnsonville Kitchen on their facebook page and get a 50 cents coupon

Like Crabtree and Evelyn on their facebook page when they reach 50,000 fans they will be giving out a coupon for a free product.

Hill’s Science DIet Ideal Balance is giving away 100 bags of dog food a day until February 23.
Sign up to win a bag.

Free two year subscription to SHAPE magazine

Instead of purchasing those fancy cupcakes from those fancy cupcake stores make your own. Amazon has Wilton 12 piece cupcake decorating kit on sale for $5.66 was $20.48

Barnes and Noble has many kids DVD on sale for 50% off good until Monday

New customers to can get free prescription glasses just enter promotional code FIRSTPAIRFREE at checkout.

I have done this in the past and got some great glasses for my son and it just cost me $13 for shipping.

Create your own special coffee drink on Seattle’s Best Facebook page and you could win a bag of coffee. I didn’t win but you do get a $1.50 coupon for Seattle’s Best Coffee

Today’s Show Steal and Deals
Lysee Leggings and Skirts
Retail price $58 - $78
Discount price $18
Use promotional code TODAYLYSSE16

Luminess Air Starter Kit
Retail price $213
Discount price $69.99
Promotional code AIRBRUSHTODAY

Nissa Zodiac Bracelets
retail price $78
discount price $18

Pure Fiber Throws
retail price $140
discount price $35
Password todaythrow

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Frugal Forum Wednesday, February 15

Free subscription to Fitness Magazine

Today Quarterback Tim Tebow is hosting the Fifth America's Biggest Storytime Event. He will read his favorite childhood book- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess to youngsters across the globe via the web. As a Thank You Pizza Hut will make a donation to the Tim Tebow Foundation.

If you have a bunch of Coke Rewards today's deal is instead of 400 points for a subscription to Real Simple magazine it is just 200 points.

Today you can get a one year subscription to Yoga Journal for just $3.99 at . Just enter promotional code YOGA at checkout.

Free sample of Metamucil from Walmart

Send a free love note from Samsung GALAXY

$2.50 on any Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser starter kit coupon

They are also guaranteeing that you will like it or your money back so worth a try.

Like Marcal on their facebook page and get a $1 coupon for any Small Steps Towel or Bath or any two Napkins

Today is offering $10 off $10.01 or more purchase using code KEDSEM10. You even get free shipping.

Friday February 17th Whole Foods will have fresh, ready to cook, organic whole chickens on sale for $1.99 a pound.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Frugal Column February 12, 2012

Where do you find the freebies on the internet? The internet is overflowing with free offers, but it can be time-consuming to weed through the scams and spam to discover truly great deal. Let me help you find the freebies I use on the internet so you will be able to say nay to the people who say you can never get something for free. There are a couple of facts you should be aware of when you are signing up for free stuff. Most sites will ask you to provide your full name, address and phone number. If you are asked to include personal information like your social security number or credit cards don’t do it. Always check the website’s privacy policy for offer details and how your information may be used. I tell many people who do not like to get spam in their inbox to sign up for a gmail, hotmail or yahoo email account all are free of course. Use this email address for your freebies. Facebook is another avenue that many manufacturers give away free products. Start your own facebook page even if you don’t befriend one single person you will be able to sign up for the freebies. You always can check out a facebook wall for any comments good or bad about the freebie you just signed up for. There’s a difference between a deal that comes from a friend or a reliable blog and one that arrives out of the blue. If a pop-up ad or unfamiliar e-mailer invites you to cash in on an offer, I would recommend avoiding it. The product manufacturer is the best place for samples, followed by other major chain store websites like Walmart, CVS, Sam’s Club and Target which will periodically have samples available. One major brand P&G gives out coupons along with samples at their site

I receive over thirty magazines a month for free plus get the Wall Street Journal delivered to my house for free. Join RewardsGold for free and earn points by answering some short surveys which takes up to 5 minutes and get great magazines delivered to your mailbox. See what magazines are for free at . You do need to tell a little about your work and they will tell you what business magazines you could receive. Check out to see what subscriptions are available for free. They always have lots of digital subscriptions but they also have many magazines that can be sent in the mail. Each one of these websites do not require you to put in a credit card. They may send you a card saying do you want a subscription when you deal is almost over what they are trying to do is have you get used to reading the magazine every month then have you will sign up for an additional subscription. Never sign up for a free magazine that says you will need to write cancel on the magazine bill. Yes you will get probably three or four magazines but if you don’t remember to send in the bill they will charge you. None of the above three websites do this.

One of my major bills is my cable. I always am looking for ways to reduce this bill. I did decrease the number of channels I receive while using as a source of watching my favorite shows. This site carries the best selection of TV episodes, along with classic and newer flicks. You also can check out , or to watch the most recent episode of your favorite shows. All these sites are free. Watch your shows on your computer, iPad or even your phone. Don’t forget to sign up on to receive your free movie code via text every first Monday of the month.

Don’t forget to use one of our most valued places to get things free, the library. Check out your local library online to get 24 hour access to their library’s eAudiobook collection or download one of their eBooks on your computer. You sign up for one of their many informative classes they offer every month. In March I will be teaching another couponing class at Beaumount Library on the 26th starting at 6:30pm. Call 859-231-5500 for reservations. If your child needs help with their homework you now have free mobile access to To Go App on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Don’t forget free AARP Tax help and preparation at all the different libraries. Just bring in a copy of your last year’s federal and state taxes, W-2 forms for earnings; any substantiate itemized deductions like your car registrations, mortgage interest and any other tax related forms you have received in the mail to have someone help you fill out your taxes.

If you don’t text often don’t get that feature on your phone bill. You can always text a friend for free using . If you and your faraway friends, parents, or relatives sign up for a free account at you can call and see them if you have a webcam over the internet not racking up minutes on your phone plan.

Want to get free coupons on the internet one site that I recommend is . If you have any products that you use often check out their website for coupons. Where can you also see what is free without doing any searching work from greeting cards, photo books and more check out for your daily deals plus and for more freebies sites.

Sign up for Logan’s Roadhouse eClub to receive a coupon for $5 off $20 or more purchase.

CVS Deals:

Buy Colgate Total Whitening for $2.75 receive $2 back in extracare bucks plus use 75 cents Sunday paper coupon making the deal FREE.

Puchase four Nivea Lip Care products for $10 use two $3 coupons from Sunday paper plus receive $3 in extracare bucks making the deal just $1 for all four products.

Purchase one Huggies Movers for $19.99 plus twjo Huggies Wipes for $5.99 each use $2 coupon for diapers plus two 50 cents coupons for wipes then receive $10 back in CVS Cash Bucks making the final price just $18.97 for all three products.

Purchase one got2b hair product for $3.99 use $3 Sunday paper coupon making the final price just 99 cents.

Walgreens Deals:

Buy two packages of Glade Scented Oil Candles for $6 receive $1 in register rewards use $2 Sunday paper coupon making the final price just $1.50 each.