Friday, March 16, 2012

Frugal Forum March 16, 2012

17% off everything at Old Navy on March 17 only coupon

On Saturday 3/17, head to the Disney Store at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM for a Trivia Game and Dance Party. Kids will test their Disney knowledge and play fun dance games. All participants receive a prize

On Saturday, 3/17 from 10AM-11AM attend a FREE Lawn Maintenance workshop.
On Saturday, 3/17 from 1PM-2:30PM, attend a FREE workshop on how to install vinyl flooring.
On Sunday, 3/18 from 1PM-2PM attend a FREE Landscape Design class.

Free 8x10 portrait from jcp studios coupon

Now though March 31, 2012, Kia is offering a free $25 Prepaid Visa card if you test-drive a new 2012 Kia Optima

On Sunday 3/18 visit Michael’s from 1PM-4PM for four Jewelry events. From 1-1:30PM Classic Pearl Necklace: Pearl Knotting Demo. From 1:30-2:30PM, Pink and Amethyst Mix Necklace: Make-It Take-It with purchase of Lampwork String. From 2:30-3PM, Springtime Friendship Bracelet Demo. From 3-4pm, Free Make-It Take-It: Fashion A La Carte Headband.,default,pg.html

From Saturday 3/18 to Saturday 3/24, Toys R Us is having hosting The Great Bike & Trike Trade-Up. Save up to $50 on a new bike (excludes clearance) when you trade in ANY used bike or tricycle! Save $20 on any bike priced $99.97 or less, save $30 on any bike priced $99.99 – $149.97, and save $50 on any bike priced $149.99 or more

Sync your eligible American Express card with Twitter to get savings sent to you

$3 off $10 purchase at Bob Evans coupon

Coupons for discounts at Kentucky Fried Chicken
Print out a buy one get one free fish nibbler at White Castle coupon

Save an extra 20% off everything at Kohl’s coupon

For one day only (March 17th), buy any 2 Pampers Value boxes of diapers (88ct. or higher) and get $25 off at Babies R Us or Toys R Us! No coupon needed

Don’t forget Starkist Friday on their facebook page where you can print a 50 cents coupon (which will double if your stores doubles)!/starkist?sk=app_352869631397948

Don’t forget this weekend at Arby’s buy one reuben sandwich get one free coupon

$10 coupon off two entrees at Outback Steakhouse

$1.50 off three DiGiorno pizza coupon (not so great but if you are having a March Madness party this might help)

Bath & Body Works is having a party this Saturday (3/17/12) from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be prizes, samples, and all kinds of fun.
Plus, they are giving away a FREE gift with any home fragrance purchase. The gift includes a Market Day Tote and a Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (pick between peaches or raspberries).

Like Play-Doh on their facebook page and receive a $2 coupon of two 4 packs of Play-Doh

$1.50 coupon for Wholly Guacamole when you like them on their facebook page. I just saw this marked down at a couple different Krogers for 99 cents

Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Blu Ray for just $24.99 and free shipping. I haven’t bought anything from yet.

If you are looking for Wii games check out Walgreens. They have marked down all $19.99 games to $5.19.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Frugal Forum March 15, 2012

Free seven issues of La Cucina Italiana magazine

Get $1 coupon on Johnson’s Baby Head-to-Toe Wash coupon plus $1 Johnson’s Baby Oil

Free 8 x 10 photo at Walgreens just use promotional code 1PRINT at checkout. Good until March 17.
(there is also another code you maybe able to get two free 8x10 use FREEONE)

Save $5 on The Muppets Wocka Wocka Value Pack

Free rental at Blockbuster Express Kiosk just use promotional code ETTUBRUTE (I haven’t tested this yet)

Free subscription to Wall Street Journal

Free subscription to American Baby magazine

Get $10 off the purchase of two entrees at Outback restaurant

Free value size of fries and green ketchup at Burger King March 17 and March 18!/burgerking

Spend $10 on Walgreens Brand Product and receive a coupon for $3 off your next purchase when you show your AARP membership card.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Frugal Forum March 13, 2012

Target deal:
Market Pantry Pasta and Market Pantry Pasta Sauce $1 each
Print out coupon at for $1 off when you buy both pasta and sauce
Making the final price just 50 cents each.
(I had this for dinner last night with a salad and added some turkey meatballs I do recommend added a little bit of spices maybe some garlic to the sauce)

OreIda potatoes are on sale for $2.99 and buy two get one free making each one $1.99

New Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaner $9.47 get $5 Target Gift Card with purchase and inside the package is a $3 coupon making final price just $1.47 after gift card and coupon.

Mederma Scar Creame is marked down at Target for $2 originally around $18 use $2 printable coupon to get for free. I did this today and found it at my Target for $2

Walgreens Deal:
Right Guard Total Defense deodorant is marked down to $2.29 but they are on sale for buy one get one free.
I printed two $2 coupon when you buy two at (I don’t know if it is still there)
so basically I bought four for .58 cents but you then receive $4 in register rewards making this a money maker. Even if you don’t print out coupons buying four marked down deodorants for $4.58 and then receiving $4 in register rewards makes all for just 58 cents.
There was plenty of marked down deodorants at Versailles Walgreens

Buy one get one free Reuben sandwich at Arby’s coupon good for March 16-March 18 on their facebook page

Get a $1 coupon when you finish the Challenge on Crystal Lights facebook page for their new Crystal Light Energy Drink

$1 coupon for any Carefee or Stayfree product at Walmart
Use this coupon for purse size to get it free.

Free sample of Lipton Tea&Honey when you like them on their facebook page

Free sample of Purex laundry detergent from Walmart

Like Stouffer’s on their facebook page and click on Two for Tuesday to get a high value $2 coupon

Get a free Eat Smart Bar from GNC coupon

The Academy Store has discounted there winter stuff deep. I would check out for next season.
If you’re headed to Walmart anytime soon, watch for a movie display containing $10 Blu-ray movies. Select titles contain $7.50 in Hollywood Movie Money to see Act of Valor in theaters – which in a way makes the Blu-ray just $2.50 (especially if you were planning to go see Act of Valor anyways). A few of the $10 Blu-ray movies that are reported to be included in this Movie Cash promo are…
* Independence Day
* Man On Fire
* X-Men Original Wolverine
* Live Free Or Die Hard
* Behind Enemy Lines
* Men Of Honor
* Courage Under Fire
* Hart’s War
* X-Men
+ More!

$15 off $15 purchase at The Limited in store only just three days coupon

Monday, March 12, 2012

Frugal Column March 11, 2012

You know what they say one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. Now that it feels like spring is here go through your clutter and donate, recycle or sell your castoffs so they can do some good. You may end up with a bonus of some extra cash in your pocket but you will have a positive feeling that you have cleaned and organized your space.
Paint Disposal:
Bluegrass PRIDE is offering Waste Paint Hardener at no cost to residents of its service region. To receive up to 5 free bags of these crystals, contact your local PRIDE coordinator or call the PRIDE office toll free at 866-222-1648. One bag will harden up to 2/3 of water-based paint such as latex and acrylic.
Disposing of old files can be a task that some of us don’t know what to keep and what to throw away. Check out University of Kentucky Cooperative Education site for a list of what important papers you need to keep and what you can shred.

Now that you have all the appropriate papers to dispose of on Tuesday, March 27 you can bring up to five boxes per car to be securely shredded for free at the old landfill on Old Frankfort Pike from 11:30am to 1:30pm. They will be shredded on site by CINTAS.

Drop off up to 5lbs. of old documents, bank statements and more at Staples to be shredded for free during the month of March. (regularly 79 cents a pound)
Old Video Games and Electronics:
What do you do with all those video games you are not playing anymore or that you just played to many times and would like new ones? One local option is GameStop where they will buy your old games and give you credit toward the purchase of games, consoles and gear.
Best Buy has a trade-in program where all you have to do is bring in your gently used electronic for Best Buy Gift Cards.

There are many consignment stores in our area that will pay you for your clothes that are in good condition. Plato’s Closet, Clothes Mentor and Once Upon a Child are a couple of local stores located at Zandale Plaza off Nicholasville Road where you can bring in brand name clothes that are in good condition to get cash on the spot.

If you don’t want to drive to the store check out Thredup to get money for your child’s outgrown items. Just order a free empty bag, fill it up and leave it outside for your mail carrier to pick-up. Claim your cashback via Paypay, or use it as a credit on like-new kids clothing items that fit.

Automobile products:
Your local Advance Auto Parts store will accept used vehicle batteries, motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic oil, gear oil and steering fluid free of charge.

Lexington Fayette Urban County Government offers three free disposal days – April 21, July 21 and October 20. This is an opportunity to dispose of household waste at no cost. Citizens can drop off a level pickup truck load of bagged household waste and up to four tires off the rims for free.

Call 311 to request a pickup of appliances, such as air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, water heaters, washer, dryers, stoves, furnaces etc. There is no charge for picking up these appliances. Fayette County residents can also take appliances, free of charge to Environmental Recycling Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road. Call for more information 859-293-0167.

Sports Equipment:
Play It Again Sports pays cash for all kinds of sports and fitness gear. Get your child ready for next season sports by clearing out your cluttered garage or closet of their outgrown sports equipment and get credit or cash to purchase next seasons equipment. Check out their website for the closest store.

Just about anything: reduces waste by connecting trash-bound household items like lumber, furniture, decorations and just about anything to local people who want them.

Don’t forget about the good old yard sale.

Real Simple is offering up a new mail-in rebate which will score you a FREE $5 Target gift card when you purchase one or more of the following participating items…
* Dove Brand Silky Smooth Chocolate Eggs
* Starbucks Blonde Roast
* Simple Skin Care
* Real Simple Magazine

Free Blueberry Pancake Puppies Sundae at Denny’s with purchase of one entrĂ©e valued at $2.50 or more coupon.

Get a Stephanie Johnson Cosmetic Bag ($45 value) for free when you buy two Playtex products.

CVS Deal:
General Mills cereal on sale three for $7 use $1 Sunday paper coupon making final price just $2 each.
Purex Liquid Detergent on sale for $2.49 use 50 cents Sunday paper coupon making final price just $1.99.
Dial for Men Speed Foam Body Wash on sale for $4.99 receive $2 extracare bucks plus use $1 Sunday paper coupon making final price just $1.99

Walgreens Deal:
Purex Ultra Packs on sale for $3.49 use 50 cents Walgreens coupon plus $1 Sunday paper coupon making final price just $1.99.
Buy two Scrubbling Bubbles bathroom cleaners for $6 use $1 Walgreens coupon plus $2 Sunday paper coupon making the final price $1.50 each.
Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste two for $8 receive $3 in register rewards use two $1 Sunday paper making the final price $1.50 each.

Rite Aid Deal:
Tide 50oz. on sale for $5.99 receive $1+UPs rewards plus use $1 Sunday paper coupon making final price $3.99.
Soft Scrub on sale two for $5 use two $1 Sunday paper coupons making final price just $1.50 each.
Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste on sale for $3.49 receive $1 +UPs rewards plus use $1 Sunday paper coupon making the final price just $1.49