Thursday, December 27, 2012

Frugal Forum December 27,2012

Staples is now offering a free reusable bag and everything you can get in it you get 15% off. Print off coupon and check out exclusions. I used it for ink

Buy one Purex crystals get one free

Buy two DIgiorno Pizzas get one free coupon

Claires is having a 85% off winter outerwear sale- plus buy one get one free items

Bath and Body Works having a big sale with items up to 75% off use promotional code F128114 to take $10 off $30 order or BIGSALE20 to take 20% off your order if you do not want to order $30

$2 coupon for Nivea Renewal lotion- I think you can use this for the

Receive a Mizani custom blend deep conditioning treatment with any salon service of $45 or more ($15 value) at JCPenney salon. Offer good until January 31.

Print out high value Right Guard coupons look under personal care
$2 off any two right guard total defense 5 or xtreme deodorant products
$2 off two right guard body wash
$2 off two dry idea roll-on or gel products
plus many more
Lots of P&G items on sale at CVS and RiteAid starting this Sunday

Check out they now have gift sets marked 50% off

Get 25 free 4x6 prints at RIteAid just add to your card and enter promotional code EPRNT at checkout then pickup at store to get for free.

Free samples of Centrum Flavor Burst

Free sample of quit smoking aid tea

Free Soft Scrub Cleaner at CVS
$1 Manufacturer coupon
$1 Savings Star coupon

If you haven’t signed up for Saving Star yet do it. What the program does is lets you load coupons on your Kroger card, CVS card or RiteAid card then when you use the coupon it will place the dollar amount in your account. When you reach $5 you get a gift certificate or put the money in a paypal account.

Free 16x20 wall portrait at Sears Photo Studio

High value $1.50 coupon for Gevalia Coffee on their facebook page

Don’t forget Kohl’s is having a 20% off deal when you enter promotional code NEWYEAR20 at checkout.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Frugal Forum December 24, 2012

I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the day. The Fru-Gal

Let’s make 2013 your year to save. Couponing doesn’t have to be a chore trust me it is fun to save money. It does take some effort from you but if you have some insider knowledge it may make it easier. The Lexington Coupon Club associated with the Fayette County Extension Service would love to have the opportunity to help you with your saving journey. Come to a coupon forum on Monday, January 7th, 6:30pm at Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place and ask us all the questions you want about couponing. Knowing the lingo is a start.

Blinkies: These are those coupons that are dispersed from electronic machines located on the shelves at the supermarket.

Catalinas: Coupons that print out of a machine at the checkout register separate from your register receipt. These are manufacturer coupons that can be used at any store or they can be dollar savings toward your next shopping trip.

Peelies: Many products have coupons attached right to the product that you just peel off and give to the cashier for savings.

Doubling: Get twice the coupon’s face value deducted from the price of the item. Check your store’s coupon policy on doubling. Kroger will double any coupon up to 50 cents. Meijers doubles two identical coupons up to 50 cents.

Stacking: Using multiple coupons per item. CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, Target allows you to use a store coupon plus a manufacturer coupon for the same item.

Tear Pads: Notepads of coupons that hang off grocery shelves. Remember you don’t need to use these coupons right away grab a couple and save for a sale.

If you didn’t know about the above coupons come on Monday to learn more about couponing.

Send free $10 eGift Cards from Your friends and family can redeem them online to enjoy a meal at a participating restaurant.

If you are traveling this holiday season RadRoadTrips is offering a free printable Christmas Road Trip Activity Book.

Get a free one year premium Mountain Sports Club membership benefits include discounted lift tickets, special two for one life ticket coupons, travel discounts plus much more.

Everyone who donates blood at one of the four Kentucky Blood Centers through January 4 will receive two movie passes to an area cinema. Call 800-775-2522 or visit for more information or to schedule a donation.

Just text Pandora to 727272 to score a one-time use Redbox code good for a FREE 1-day movie rental, valid through 1/8/13. Just enter your exclusive code at any Redbox kiosk.

Like Shutterfly on their facebook page to receive two free 8x10 prints you do need to pay for shipping

Home Depot has a 5qt Digital Programmable slow cooker for $9.95 just enter item number 400192


Retail Coupons:

20% off your entire purchase at Famous Footwear valid until December 25.

$6 off any full service oil change coupon at Valvoline

Buy one medium candle at Yankee Candle get another one free coupon

Even though there is no coupons this week here is some helpful holiday deals on some great stocking stuffers:

CVS Deals: 2-day sale December 23 and December 24 only

Crest Toothpaste $1.99 receive $1 extracare bucks
Buy one get one free Phillips Earbuds
Buy one get one free Russell Stover or Whitman’s sampler box chocolates
Hershey’s Holiday assorted candy three for $9 receive $2 extracare bucks

Watch a short video to receive a high value coupon at CVS for holiday candy

RiteAid Deals:

Buy two bags of M&Ms 8oz snack mix for $6 use two $1 coupons from 12/9 Sunday paper plus receive $2 in +UPs rewards                                                                                                                                                           Buy two Glad 4oz. candles for $5.98 use $1.50 12/2 Sunday paper coupon plus receive $2 in +UPs rewards                                                                                                                                                                         Kerri Lotion 15 oz. $5.99 use $5 in store flyer coupon  plus print out $2 coupon making it free

 Planter products on sale buy one get one free plus use $1 12/2 Sunday paper coupon                                 Purchase $30 worth of Gillette qualifying products in flyer and receive $10 +UPs rewards plus use $5 11/4 Sunday paper coupon                                                                                                                                     Buy $30 worth of Oral-B Rechargeable and Battery Operated Toothbrushes or refill heads receive $10 in +UPs rewards match up with $15 mail in rebate at or $1 12/9 Sunday paper coupon                          Buy $20 worth of Nivea products receive $10 in +UPs rewards                                                                            Buy $15 worth of Physician Formula cosmetics and receive $10 in +UPs rewards

Walgreens Deals:                                                                                                                                                          Purchase KY Yours + Mine for $15.99 use in store $5 coupon plus $2 12/9 Sunday paper coupon

Frugal Tip:

If you are worried about having too many +UPs rewards, extracare bucks or wellness points don’t do all your deal on one day. Go back to the store and use the rewards you have stored up to purchase your next deal that gives you more rewards. This way you start to use their money not your own.