Friday, February 29, 2008


Happy Leap Day!!! Do not forget to get your free McDonald's breakfast sandwich this morning! I got one yesterday on the way to spend my morning at my kids school and I am going to grab one again this morning as I head out to run a few errands. - Wholesome Goodness From Meow Mix - free sample
Sunsilk. Make your hair happen. - free sample
Grassroots - Request a Sample Wine Bag - nice free bag!! - free luggage tag
TrueJeans - free measuring tape
Noxzema Shaving - Join the Shaving Squad - free razor
Sweet and Sassy Salsa - nice freebie!
Secret Clinical Loyalty Rewards Program
Join the Loyalty Reward Program and receive a coupon for one FREE Secret Clinical Strength (1.6 oz) products. Buy 4 Clinical Strength products and your fifth product is free. Save your purchase receipts for a total of 4. Mail your receipts for 4 products and a self-address stamped envelope to:
Secret Loyalty Reward
Box 900059
El Paso, TX 88590-0059
Send by 11/30/08. (borrowed from Refund Cents - link on right column!)
Advance Brands – Fast Fixin’ - printable coupon, plus check out their rewards program!
OfficeMax - Weekly Store Ads - great deal on Sharpies!
From 3/4 to 4/4, bring in the April cover of Seventeen Magazine to any Aeropostale store and get a free Tank Top. The ad is on page 24 of the magazine. (Limit One Per Customer. While Supplies Last. Retail Value $19.95.) HERE is a link to what the COVER looks like if you are out shopping The ad explaining this offer is on page 24 of the April issue of Seventeen *you may want to take that in as well, just in case..........
February Leap Day Store Coupons and Savings Walgreens - for those of you that have a Walgreen's
Payless I Love Shoes® Instant Win - win free shoes for a year!! I would love to win this one!!
FREE child’s tableware set We Want To Hear From You Sprout Smart - free table ware set!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Garlic Gold - free sample
Celestial Seasonings :: Adventure at Every Turn :: Join the Book Club - free kit.. use these upc #'s
070734070365, - free razor
Mercury Magazines - Get Started! - free magazine - printable form for free pasta

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More Wednesday....

McSkillet Burrito - almost free breakfast at McDonalds this Thursday and Friday!!!
Yoplait - Products - Yoplait Kids - I got this free coupon in the mail yesterday. Offer is still good so take advantage of it. I also sent one to my FIL who will pass it on to me!!
Registration - $3.00 printable coupon


What did the girl oyster say to the boy oyster? You never open up to me anymore!
Now you know why I do not do stand up comedy! LOL!
My husband loves oysters. Did you know that some people should not eat raw oysters? If you are an "at risk" person, oysters could cause serious problems for you. Go here... Gulf oysters and find out if you are "at risk". You can find anything you ever wanted to know about oysters at this site!
DH likes to make oyster filling during the Holidays. I think I will send him to this site Gulf oysters to find more recipes since he enjoys them so much. The oyster alfredo would interest me ...... if I liked oysters! Check out the recipes to see if you find anything you might enjoy. Sure would be a change from the old chicken or meatloaf at dinner tonight!


Get a Free Sample of Head & Shoulders - - free sample
Get free Pledge® Multi Surface Wipes samples delivered right to your home. - free sample
Sample - free sample - Purina Healthful Life - sample for your cat
Pre' Lubricant from the Makers of Pre~Seed Intimate Moisturizer - free sample
ZingiberRx - Topical joint and muscle pain relief cream for arthritis sufferers. - free sample TMF printable form
NEW Oust® Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer B1G1F printable coupon (you can print 2)
Success® the Original Boil-in-Bag Rice now also offers Whole Grain Brown Rice Mixes and Ready to Serve products. Now that’s S.. free doll with upc's - Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift - free sample

Monday, February 25, 2008


GoldBond - free sample
For immediate relief for Restless Leg Syndrome , we are the home of Night Time Leg Calm - free sample
Dove® Cream Oil Body Wash - printable coupon - printable form for a stuffed bunny
Print a coupon $2 off Mentadent
Medical Center of McKinney - free fanny pack first aid kit
Baron Funds - free tshirt
Celebration Corner: Easter Recipes, Activities, Cards, Tips & Ideas Easter candy printable coupon
Glade® Wisp® Flameless Candle - $5 PRINTABLE COUPON
Glade® Wisp® Flameless Candle - B1G1F printable coupon
- Save these for next week at CVS - they are giving ECB when you buy them -
Everyday Eating / For People Living with Type 2 Diabetes - Lean Cuisine printable coupon
Ensure - get a coupon for a free shake!
Living Easy: Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake This looks like a very yummy cake!!! Too bad it is not low fat!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

CVS picture deal.....

CVS Photo Center is offering 95 Free 4x6 Photos. You must use your CVS ExtraCare Number. If you don't have an ExtraCare Card, pick one up at CVS or have it mailed to you after registering online.
Steps to follow to get your 95 Free Prints:
1. At the CVS Photo Center, click on "Start Now" to create an account w/ your email and ExtraCare Number
2. CVS will instantly send you an email link to connect to & credit you w/ 50 free photos
3. Fill out this Survey and receive another 20 Photos
4. Under “Order Prints”section (you may have to upload a photo to get to this page), click on the "Do More with Your Photos" on the right side of the screen. Another 10 prints will be credited to your acct.
5. Once your signed up order a few of your free prints and include the code 15FREE for an additional 15 free prints

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Weekend update.....

I have a lot today. I think I am still finding things that I missed by being away all week.... enjoy!

Tide with Dawn StainScrubbers - free sample - Poise Ultra Thins With Wings - free sample - free sample
The Fiber35 Diet FREE FitSmart Bar Rebate Coupon printable coupon for a free bar
Home - free samples for your baby
Coty Fragrances Free Sample Program Sweepstakes & Promotions Walgreens - free sample
BOSS Fragrances BOSS Pure Pure Powerfree Sample - free sample
Costco - Free Sample KOTEX® LIGHTDAYS® Pantiliner - free sample
A Special offer from Febreze - $5.00 coupon for Febreeze Noticeable's plus a satisfaction gaurentee. - great Target toy coupon. Print several of these to use through out the year. Think ahead to Christmas!! It is never too early! Great Ulta coupon - good this Sunday only!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

More Friday.....

I am in no shape to get out and shop but here are some great deals in case you can get out.
Sunsilk at CVS with these coupons CVS/pharmacy® and Sunsilk. Make your hair happen. (print 2) and they will be free!
Razor at CVS with this CVS/pharmacy® , plus a manufacturer's coupon from the SS last week and get $6.00 ECB's back - makes it free.
Morning Star products at Target by using the store coupon available here A Full Cup - Coupon Generator and a manufacturer coupon available here Hot Coupon World or from a recent SS.
And do not forget the Jane cosmetic deal I posted earlier today. They are free at Walgreen's this week with the posted coupon.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


We are home!!! DS is holding his own although he still has some mending to do. It is just nice to be home! I am still trying to not get this flu..... i have very minor symptoms but am holding my own so far. I will be amazed if I do not get this. I have my fingers crossed!! Today it is snowing here in the north east. I am hoping for no more ice! Lots of freebies to catch up on!
Sam's Club - Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers - free sample
Hostess 100 Calorie Packs - printable coupon
Costco - New 2X Ultra Tide® - free sample
Save on products from Glade® - printable coupons
Minute Maid® - free after rebate! - printable coupons
CG Gillette Splash Page - page down to see th free tshirt offer
Try Brut Shave Free*! - free sample
:::::: DentaBurst -Freshening Teeth Cleaner :::::: - free sample
Dogster - Febreze Air Effects Pet Odor Eliminator - pet odor eliminator
DR. DAN'S — Order Samples - free sample
South Sport Promotions - free stuff
mighty. small. - free tampons - printable coupon and Penny told me that Walgreen's has them B1G1F this week

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Flu update.....

I am still at the hospital with my son. We are an hour away from home. Now my DH is sick too with the same flu. DD is hanging in there. Her fever seems to have broke but she has a nasty cough now. DH was up to 102.5 buy was only 99 this am and went to work. DS is still on IV fluid and oxygen... trying to ween the oxygen so we can go home. I am really hoping for tomorrow. I am still hanging in there and have not gotten sick yet. I will be amazed if I do not get this too. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers. I really do appreciate it!
Hopefully we will be back to finding deal and steals in the next day or two!
Frugal Carol

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


I am updating from the Children's Hospital 1 hour from home. My DS was admitted yesterday with complications from the flu.This morning my DD also tested positive for the flu but is at home holding her own. I will get back to the freebies when I can.
Thanks for your good thoughts for us!
Frugal Carol

Monday, February 18, 2008


I have a sick little one today.. UGH!

Buy Craftsman Tools Fitness Equipment Kenmore Home Appliances Lawn & Garden Equipment - Where It All Begins - sign up for the Sears email list and get a free $5 gift card
Free After Rebate Tools From Sears (02/17-02/18) iMommies - check out this deal at Sears - Today ONLY!
beinggirl - free sample
OneTouch Meters -- Simple Start Diabetes DVD Offer - free meter
Unique Miniforms Request a Sample - free sample
Bodycology by Advanced Beauty Systems - free sample
Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix® - free sample
Satisfaction guarantee: Ronzoni Smart Pasta -- If not satisfied, send a copy of the CRT, UPC and the date code panel from the box with a brief explanation of why you do not like it to
Ronzoni Smart Taste Consumer Affairs
Box 126457
Harrisburg, PA 17112-6457
Receive a coupon for a free box of traditional Ronzoni, American Beauty, San Giorgio, Skinner, Creamette, Prince or P&R pasta.
Reminder: First, print your coupon for $2 off Kraft LiveActive cheese. The system lets you print it twice. Then participate in the 14 Day Guarantee and get up to $9 back on two packages. (last 2 borrowed from - link in right column)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Target Deals....

Not my best shopping trip but still not too bad. I got all this for $6.35. I noticed when I got home that the shave gel rang up for $2.99 instead of the $1.74 sale price on the shelf. I would not have bought it for $2.99 since the only reason I picked it up was that I could get it for 74 cents after a $1 coupon. I have to go back one day this week to pick up pictures so I may take the reciept with me and get a refund for the difference. The Dove chocolate was 50% off and my husband loves it so I will give it to him for Easter. The Degree deodorant was free after coupon, I got the full $2.00 coupon for the Campbell's soup even though it only cost $1.59, got $6.50 off with a coupon for free 5ct Claritin even though it only cost $4.94, had a printable coupon for 50 cents off dixie cups, and 50 cents off Pasta Roni and then 2 $1.00 Milkbone coupons plus a B1G1F coupon (2 Milkbone bags ended up costing only 69 cents!). Target is great with coupons and happily takes printed coupons... unlike many other store in my area! I had to go there anyway this morning for a prescription so I grabbed my coupons on the way out the door.

Weekend Update.....

Pringles: Sign Up with Pringles - join the consumer advisory panel
Cesar® - for your cat
Bell Rock Growers :: Sample - for your pet
Satisfaction guarantee on Smart Balance Spread
Circle the price on the CRT, print your name and address on a 3x5 card. Good for up to $2.35. Postmark by 4/27/08. Limit one per household
Dept 276
PO Box 981123
El Paso, TX 79998-1123
(1/28/08 - 4/13/08)
Print SmartBalance coupons here. (Borrow from - link on the right column)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday...... - free tshirt
Print Your Coupon - prinatbale coupon
Print Your Coupon - printable coupon - Selsun Blue Naturals Dandruff Shampoo - free sample - Aquafresh Advanced - free sample
Free Offer for Fitness Magazine - free subscription
Dove® pro·age™ samples registration - free sample - get a freebie at Ulta next week with this printable. Think Christmas if you can not use it yourself!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Happy Valentine's Day!!
Play the Alpo match game and get a B1G1F Alpo coupon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


We had yet another ice storm here in PA and school was canceled today. On one hand, I am happy DS has one less day with the idiot substitute teacher before his regular teacher comes back from maternity leave. On the other hand, my 9 year old DD woke up with a major attitude and I may have to lock her in her room!
On the way to work yesterday, my husband saw a mouse come out from under the hood of his car and sit and look at him next to the windshield wiper. That would have scared the crap out of me!! He drove a little and the mouse held on tight with his hair blowing in the wind. DH jerked his car a little and he flew off into the traffic. I guess he should have picked another car to live in... or stay hidden while the car was in motion! I drove that car the day before and am so happy it did not happen to me!!
Shell in the US - Second Year of Shell Passionate Experts Marketing Program Brings Exciting New Advertising and Promotions in.. - Shell gas station promotion
Campbell's Stock Pot Coupon _ free printable coupon. You may have to use Firefox in order to print this although it did print fine from AOL for me. - printable valentine and free tokens
Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods, Inc. - Join Our eFamily B1G1F printable coupon

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I got this box of stuff in the mail yesterday. What a great freebie. A free packet fo Tuna and great coupons, including a free one, in the booklet. I am so glad I signed up for this one!!
eBay: User Experience Research Panel - join the Ebay panel and maybe get a $50 gift card. Not sure about the "maybe".
Paul Mitchell - Head for Change - free sample
MIKE AND IKE® Candies win free candy
Coupon Landing Page - $8 coupon
Special Offers - printable Dawn coupon
Metamucil: Berry Burst! Metamucil Free Sample - free sample
Natural Way natural dog food : Mailing List Signup - free sample
StartSampling: Hill's Science Diet Nature's Best - free sample
Update on Noah...... Here is a picture of Noah after his surgery while he was still in the hospital.....It's my BLOG and I'll cry if I want to. He is home now recovering and enjoying the cards that have come so far. If you have not sent one yet, Please consider doing so. You can read more about why Noah needs cards and get his address here.... Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Freebies, a Funny and a Favor......

Monday, February 11, 2008

More Monday stuff.....

Sure Coupon $1.00 Sure coupon. Take this to Target and get a trial size free!!
Print a coupon - print this to get them free at several stores that are selling them for $1
Print a coupon - print this coupon to get 2 free trial size free at Target!!
Target : Birthday Guide Sign-up - sign up here and get a $5 off $50.00 for Target on your birthday!!!

Too cold for Valentine's gifts or Valentine roses?

It is bitter cold in many parts of the country today. Too cold to go out and shop for Valentine's Day in my opinion! I have the perfect solution. Get your Valentine's gifts here by just a simple phone call. Flowers are a great gift for anyone. Plus, by making the phone call, you save money on gas and you lower your chances of getting frost bite!! You can also click here online florist and order any time of day with just the click of a button. In just a few short clicks you could put a smile on a loved one's face this Valentine's! My favorite are the valentines roses. Look how pretty they are! This place even has chocolates too!!


Very cold here today. Brrrr..... trying to stay warm near the fire!! No CVS trip for me this week but there are 2 local stores that are doubling $1.00 coupons this week (only 5 coupons though). I will probably hit them on Thursday am.
Neosporin: Promotions - printable coupon
Costco - Free Sample KOTEX® LIGHTDAYS® Pantiliner - free sample
Here are a few links for Valentine printables.....
FamilyFun: Valentines Coloring Pages (Printable Valentine Activity) - and More Family Fun
DLTK's Valentine's Day Printable Activities for Children
Free Printables For Valentine's Day - Valentine's Day Activity Sheets - 50% off at AC Moore.
Campbell's Soup at Hand Coupon - $2.00 printable coupon should make free or close to it. Limit 1

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Weekend Update....

I had to stop at Target this morning to get a birthday gift for DS to take to a party tomorrow so I grabbed some coupons I printed last night and headed there after DD's gymnastic class this morning. Here is what I got......

Total before coupons was $12.84 and after coupons I paid $4.45. I saved $8.39 in coupons. The string cheese, deoderant and chips were completely free. All but the Dove was bought with printable coupons that I printed at these place.....

A Full Cup - Coupon Generator
Bertolli Nights In Coupon Registration Bertolli®

And now for todays freebies.......

Thank you for your interest in PERDUE® Perfect Portions®! - $2.00 coupon and it is for meat!!!
Remedy Life Registration - free 3 year subscription
N.V. Perricone, M.D. Cosmeceuticals® - free sample - printable rebate form, expires tomorrow!

Friday, February 08, 2008


CVS/pharmacy® - this coupon gives you triple ECB's at CVS. Doesn't that put a fun spin on things! If you are not a CVS addict.. now may be the time to jump on the wagon!!
Update: ok... not as good as I originally thought. It will only triple your quarterly 2 percent reward... not your weekly ECB like I was dreaming about for a few minutes. Oh well, still give us some extra ECB... just not as many.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

CHD Awareness Week....

A cause near and dear to my heart!! 1 in 100 babies are born with heart defects. I never knew of 1 before my son was born. I now know many.

Car hunting.....

When you are searching for a new car, do you ever go to a place like this.. Car Prices before you head out the door to a car lot? We are thinking of a new car in the next 2 years and trying to figure out where to start. I think I will start here.. Car Prices with quotes on a few models we like. Do you have a hybrid? Do you like it? Did you pay more or less for you last car than they quote here Car Prices for a new one? I am looking to get the best price I can on a few different models. Any advise would be helpful!


T.G.I. Friday's® Worldwide printable coupon - $5 off $15 - South Beach Living Granola Clusters and Drink Mix - free sample
Airborne Health Special Offers - Power Pixies - free sample
The Christian Sportsman - free mini pocket knife
PureOlogy 100% Unchanged - Giveaway Form Entry - free sample for hair dressers
Unitech - Free Unitech Baseball Cap - free hat (use promo code 605)
Cora and Cory: Home - free sample
Traditional Medicinals Free Samples - free sample - printable coupon
Print Your Coupon - $1 off Life cereal printable coupon
Bertolli Nights In | Coupon Registration | Bertolli® - printable coupon. I love these frozen meals! They are the best in my opinion. Get them cheap with this printable coupon and claim you made it from scratch!! Just make sure you hide the wrapper!!! LOL Then... go here... Bertolli Nights In | Contest Registration | Bertolli® and register to win free Netflix and Bertolli dinner for a year. I am really hoping to win this one!!

Update on Noah.....
I have not heard from his mom yet today but Noah did well through surgery yesterday and even came off the ventilator yesterday afternoon. Now his mom has the rough task of trying to keep him happy while staying in bed for a few days. Not easy for any 2 year old let alone a 2 year old that feels like he just got his by a bus. A pile of cards will satisfy this child for a time period everyday. Get mailing those cards. Mine first one went in today's mail. Thanks again!!

Thriving on a $20 Weekly Grocery Budget « Mill Musings#comment-118 - look at this womans low grocery budget! You too can do this. Find the best discount grocery in your area, cut coupons and pay attention to weekly sales. With a little extra work, you can cut your grocery budget in half!!!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Freebies, a Funny and a Favor.....

My DD was up all night with a stomach virus and I am exhausted but life goes on so here I am up and moving against my free will!

Freebies...... - Jergens natural glow express Moisturizers - free sample
Corazonas - free sample
SNACK SURVEY Web Survey - take a very short survey for a free box of Churros
Movie Gallery - free movie rental coupons when you sign up for their newsletter - free pedigree dog food when you adopt from a shelter - Citrucel printable refund form

What one could over hear at the liquor store this past weekend... "Nice Hair... ha, ha, ha...... OUCH!!" This is what my son said to the 70 year old cashier with a very bad comb over. The ouch is from me sqeezing his hand when he embarrassed me! I took him outside and promised him that I will embarrass him one day too. So bad that he will want to crawl under the sidewalk! Now you know why I drink from time to time!!

Some of you know and some of you do not know. My son was born with Complex Congenital Heart Defects. He had 4 open heart surgeries so far and he is 6 years old. The last time he had surgery I had a card shower for him and asked anyone I could to send him a card and pass on his address to generate more cards. He got well over 200 cards. This really brightened his day while he was home recovering.
I have a close friend that I talk to almost every day and lives about 20 minutes from me that has a 2 year old with Hyperplastic Left Heart Syndrom. He is having his 3rd open heart surgery this morning. I am trying to generate as many cards for him as possible. It does not have to be an expensive card... home made would be fine too. Just getting a pile of mail while your not feeling so well is very uplifting.
I am asking anyone who reads this, to please consider sending this little guy a card in the next 2 weeks. Pass the address on to anyone you know that would help with this. I have several friends passing the address out at their church. I will update in a few weeks with how many cards he actually recieved. Thanks for taking a moment to brighten a little boys life during a tough time!
Noah McKnight
154 Walnut St
Mohnton, PA 19540

Monday, February 04, 2008

Monday and Tagged.....

My DS had an ENT appointment and hour away this am so I am getting a late start to everything here at home. I ahve a few freebies and then I got tagged by Nichole at A Call to Higher Places a few days ago but I was behind on my blog reading since the kids had off school on Friday so here it goes after the freebies......

Print Your Coupon $2 printable Nivea coupon - printable refund form for Zyrtec. This crap has always been expensive even when you only had to pay a copay but now it costs even more. There are a few coupons floating around.. I have recieved 2 in the mail... and now a refund.
Tide to Go - - enter to win

Four jobs I’ve had
1. waitress
2. Night club manager
3. Customer service rep at an electric company (and a quality monitor ie."This call may be monitored for quality assurance!" - yep! I did that. It is a real thing!)
4. Work from home for a large pediatrician practice - numerous tasks

Four movies I would watch over and over
1. Breakfast Club
2. Overboard
3. Grumpy Old Men
4. Grease

Four of my favorite foods
1. tomatoes
2. french fries
3. a good steak (well done only please - no blood!)
4. Coke (does that count)

Four TV shows I love to watch
1. American Idol
2. Lost
3. Big Brother
4. Two and 1/2 Men

Four places I’ve lived
1. Sorry.. I lived in the same county my whole life!

Four places I’ve been on vacation
1. London
2. Mexico
3. Bahamas
4. Las Vegas ....... to name a few! (I like vacations!!)

Four Websites I visit daily
1. Login « BzzAgent
2. Welcome Couponers
3. :: Get Paid for Blogging, Blog Advertising, Advertise on Blogs
4. and a list of about 30 blogs (what can I say, I am addicted!)

Four places I’d rather be right now
1. the beach
2. sleeping
3. shopping
4. accepting lottery winnings!

4 people I’m tagging
1. Gluten Free Frugal
2. It's my BLOG and I'll cry if I want to
3. Common Sense with Money
4. The Whole Family

Sunday, February 03, 2008

And the winner is......

Kristen McLane is the winner of the Target gift card. I was going to use the old fashion numbers in a hat method to pick the wimmer but I have to confess that I never thought I would have so many comments left on my blog SO.. i cheated and went here Random Number Generator and let them do the work. Thanks to all that emtered!! I was thrilled with my blog traffic last week! I hope you all enjoyed reading my blog and continue to visit!

What I got for 2¢......

Total before coupons was $33.00. I used a $2 off $10 and $4 off $20 printable CVS coupons, 3 $1.00 manufacturer's coupons and $23.98 in ECB bucks. Total out of pocket was 2 cents!
I got $14.48 in ECB's to spend at a later date and the Saline solution had a full refund in the CVS flyer so I will also get $6.99 back in cash.
If I had realized sooner I had then much left to send, I would have grabbed something else for a $2. Oh well, the candy will not go to waste... it is just not on the diet I am supposed to be following.

Weekend Update.....

Registration - free Advil sample
Discover the Beauty of Jergens® Skincare - free sample - free tshirt
Victoria's Secret - Online Email - coupon for free lip gloss
Party Supplies, Decorations, Favors, Scene Setters, Invitations, Accessories - Party City - free subscription to Family Fun magazine - another free tshirt
FLAT EARTH® IMPOSSIBLY GOOD® - free bag of these

Friday, February 01, 2008


Join this new surevy site and earn money for reading emails and taking online surverys.. even playing games!!

Kotex® - free sample shared with us from Penny in KY - Tide With Dawn StainScrubbers - free sample
Dove® Body Lotion - free sample
TheraCran®: Try Sample - free sample
Allure - free sample
SMPs of Lucky Charms have a Spiderwick book inside.

Another survey site to join. These are a great way to make a few extra bucks!!

Schick Quattro for Women® - free razor
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