Monday, August 15, 2011

Coupons Deals Free Stuff and Money saving Ideas

 Hello Everyone, Welcome to Monday!

 I just returned from a week in the Smookies with all six of my grand children, my husband and my son. We had a great time.  It was really a beautiful frugal trip.  Everyone got in on finding ways to save.  However, I wish we had the frugal tip below while we were there.  It takes a lot of food to feed nine people, three meals a day; for eight days.  I have never done this before.  Although I saved a great deal with pre- planning, cooking the dinners, coupons and deals.  It was still very expensive. This is a great tip that I will use.  If you are on a road trip, remember IHOP is free for kids all of August.  I took advantage of their deal and saved $20.00 off of a $78.00 bill.  Woo Hoo!  Saving, that's what I'm talking about.

A frugal tip is from Anne R: "When my husband and I are traveling, instead of eating at restaurants or fast food places, we opt for the local supermarket. They usually have hot soup and a salad bar. You can have a customized sandwich made and around mealtimes, there are other choices such as pizza, chicken, etc. Most supermarkets have a lunch area with tables and chairs. This is much cheaper than restaurant fare and a healthier choice."

Thanks, Anne R and wisebread

 Since,  I know you like free stuff as much as I do.  You will enjoy this article from Money Talks News, because  nothing is better than Free.
9 Best Ways to Get Free Stuff 
Money Talks News (blog) 
While the main site is a resource for coupon codes to most online shopping 
outlets, the RetailMeNot forum has a very active freebies section. They 
also post ways to get things like free retail rewards points. Some other 
places to try: ... 
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News you need to know

MapQuest  has a mobile app for Android, iPhone and Blackberry smartphones. You can find the app here.This is especially welcomed if you're hiking or traveling with the little ones.

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Arby’s – Buy a Prime-Cut Chicken Sandwich, Get Fries and a Drink for Free

At participating Arby's restaurants, buy any regular-priced Prime-Cut Chicken Sandwich and get a small drink and small curly fries for free via this printable coupon.  (Expires 08/15/11)


CVS – FREE MinuteClinic Moisturizing Body Wash (In-Store Only)

CVS Printable Coupon
CVS MinuteClinic offers its MinuteClinic Moisturizing Body Wash for free when you "like" its Facebook page and fill out this short form. A printable coupon will be emailed to you immediately, which can be redeemed at CVS.  This full-sized body wash is available in Vanilla, Cherry, Romance, Fresh, or Tranquil. (Expires 08/17/11)


JCPenney – $10 off $50+ Purchase (Printable Coupon)

JCPenney Printable Coupon Weekly Promo Offer 468 x 60
Get 80% off already discounted restaurant gift certificates! Get $25 gift certificates for $2 (normally $10)! Use promo code “HOT” at checkout.
Offer ends 8/16/11.
Over 18,000 restaurants to choose from all across the country! Over 250 in the northeast Ohio area. Get them where you are travelling to this summer. No expirations date on the certificates!
Click here to order:

Staples_com – 50% Off Select Office Supplies (In-Store Only) Printable Coupon
Staples offers 50% off select office supplies, including 50% off select Relay flash drives.  Coupon is good in-store only.  Other deals include:
  • 50% off any HP CD or DVD Media 25-Pack
  • 50% off any one Paper Mate product
  • 50% off any one Avery label product
  • 50% off any one package of Banker's Box boxes
  • 50% off a color copy order of $50 or more
  • Buy one Staples Multipurpose Paper 10-Ream Case, get a second for free

There is a new $0.50/1 Scotch Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes coupon available.  Use this coupon plus the rebate  to get these for only .58 each after coupon and rebate at Walmart.  Here is the deal:
Buy three Scotch Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes $1.62 each
Use three $0.50/1 Scotch Brite Wipes coupon here use  (zip 98052) or here
Pay 3.36 for all three after coupons
Then submit for this Buy three get one free mail in rebate to get $1.62 back via mail in rebate.  It's like paying $1.74 for all three containers or $0.58 each.

Hurry to print this *HOT* $1/1 Minute Maid Juice Box coupon!!  You can use this coupon at Walmart to get the 10pk boxes for just $1.98 after the coupon!!  These are great for back-to-school lunches!!
Thanks, www.savingsandstewartship

Ebates - Where it pays to shop online!

 Get ready for school with great deals from Sears, Walmart and Kohl's. Plus Cash Back!
 Back to school with Double Cash Back

Kmart: Click here for this week's list.  
25-cent Crayola crayons, 10-cent pocket folder, $1 Bic Highlighters 5 ct., 75% off name brand vitamins, 85-cent Hunts snack pack pudding 4 ct. and many more deals!

Target:  Click here for this week's Target List.  Highlights include:
FREE Quaker product with purchase, FREE Snapple 64 oz. with purchase, $1.99 Schick Hydro 5 razors, $1.99 Schick Quattro for Women Razors, $1 Expo Dry Erase markers 4 ct., 99-cent Ban deodorant and more.
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Head over to the Family Circle Facebook page and like them.  Then click on the free cookbook tab on the left panel.

Go here to get started.

It's a PDF.

It's 11 pages.


Bulk Food Source

Do you live in a state with an Amish community nearby? I've visited Amish communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. They've all had little stores with terrific prices on bulk merchandise. Just last week I bought flax seed, allspice, and Jell-O powder at amazing prices and dry yeast for less than half what I pay in the grocery store. I've also found oatmeal, flour, various spices, and baking ingredients at Amish bulk stores. Besides the great food prices, the scenic drive through Amish country is priceless!
Brenda N. in Rochester, MN    Thanks,
Blessings Jean

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