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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Freebies at Moe's: 1) FREE meal on your birthday, 2) kids eat FREE on Tuesdays

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If you sign up to be on the mailing list for "Moe's Southwest Grill" you can get a coupon voucher (via email) on your birthday for a free meal! CLICK HERE ---> TO SUBSCRIBE  

2) KIDS EAT FREE ON TUESDAYS at participating Moe's..for kids ages 12 and under; with an adult purchase of $5 or more.

**As always, call your local Moe's to ask for details. Since it is a franchise, the time and day of week of this offer may vary by location***

Monday, May 30, 2011

Free samples from Target & Walmart

Here are some links to company sites where you can check out , and request, any samples currently being offered: See each site for additional details.

(note, these companies/ sites do not always have samples available for request, but they often do so check 'em out!)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"fragrance- free & dye- free" LAUNDRY on the CHEAP

Many people prefer using hypoallergenic laundry detergent that is fragrance- and dye- free.. If you are one of those people, then you already know your choices are limited.

I just found "SUN" detergent, (hypoallergenic, fragrance/dye free) in "Big Lots" for $2.75 - it says it is enough to do 48 loads.. not a bad deal- I'll try it out. If anyone uses this product, leave a comment about it!

(this is not a paid advertisement for the aforementioned company/brand)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kids get a free "kiddie cone" upon request @ Participating McDonald's

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Was in McDonald's getting a Strawberry Lemonade (free, courtesy of a coupon), and I saw a sign that said kids can get a free ice cream "kiddie cone", upon request, on any day. This may not be a promo that all McD's participate in, but it's definitely worth asking!

CLICK HERE ---> McDonald's Location Finder

Friday, May 27, 2011

"Swiffer 360 Duster Starter Kit" giveaway via "Swiffer" on Facebook; Tuesday, May 31st

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It seems the latest marketing method for companies is to have rounds of limited giveaways on Facebook.. so I say we should all jump in and get some freebies!

If you "Like" the Swiffer page on Facebook and watch your homepage for Swiffer status updates on May 31st, you may be able to get yourself a FREE "Swiffer 360 Duster Starter Kit"

They will at some point post info about what time the giveaway goes live. At that time, you go to the "Duster Giveaway" link on their Facebook page, and register.

Note: These freebies are limited, and go quickly, so there is no guarantee you will get one.

click here--->  Swiffer on Facebook

Thursday, May 26, 2011

FREE pink tote bag from "Nursery Water"

Request this FREE tote bag from "Nursery Water" 

CLICK --> HERE <-- for details

Only a certain amount of these are given out per day. The giveaway starts at 12 noon, EST, everyday. Starting at noon, they show the remaining number of bags available for that day.

The site says they usually run out each day before 1 pm. If you are too late, just try the next day, and the next day... until you get one. (Only one per person).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FREE birthday pizza @ Grimaldi's Pizzeria with additional purchase

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If you have a Grimaldi's Pizzeria near you, this is an awesome birthday freebie to sign up for. Last year the freebie was a voucher (sent via email) for a free personal pizza... :)

CLICK-----> HERE to sign up for Grimaldi's Pizzeria VIP club

(CLICK ---> here <-----  to find the nearest location)

***UPDATE: The latest birthday freebie coupon says you get a free personal pizza with a minimum purchase of $9

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DISCOUNT CODE & INVITATION LINK for eyeglasses and contacts from ""

If you go through this link, CLICK --> HERE <----  and enter the code "HK4L2" at checkout, you can get 35% off your first glasses purchase, or 10% off contacts. This discount code expires in 30 days. 
Check out the latest fashion frames starting at $38 - very cute!
(Check the site for details about any products excluded from this discount)
(Disclosure: This is a promo from the company via my affiliation as a previous customer. My opinion of this company and its products is in no way influenced by any potential discounts or any other compensation I may receive as a result of this affiliation).

Saturday, May 21, 2011

15% off @ J.CREW (for Teachers & College Students; year-round)

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Teacher & College Student Discount; 15% off at J.Crew retail & factory outlet stores
(Bring school ID to provide as verification)

Since it is an "in-store only" discount, you can CLICK HERE to find a local J. Crew store 
This is an on-going promo. 
Can not be combined with other promos/ discounts, does not apply to previous purchases, or purchase of gift cards. See store for details.
I always suggest calling the store first to confirm that they are participating in the promo.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

SAVE $$$: Bring your own snacks/ lunch/ drinks

During a typical work week (or school week)- Do you frequently get breakfast from the local bagel shop? Lunch from the local deli, or pizza place? Buy a bottle or two of water on the way to the gym? If you add up the $$ you spend on these things, it may surprise you.

If it fits your schedule, it may save you money to bring your lunch, eat breakfast at home, and/ or carry a reusable travel mug or water bottle with you.

You may want to consider getting a lunch bag or cooler, reusable water bottle, travel mug, ice packs, food storage containers (sandwich size and a bigger size for bringing leftovers or salad).

Think it over. (It's also environmentally-friendly to use more reusable items).
Links to some reusable "on the go" products:

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FREE online games (updated list)

Here is a list of some websites where you can find games online. Some of them are interactive online, and some sites provide printable puzzles. Enjoy!

Links to Websites: (my favorite is the jigsaw puzzles) (<3 the "bricks-breaking" game) (click on the tab "sample puzzles" or sign up for "daily puzzles") 

Most of these sites do not require you to log-in or register.  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

30% off @ the GAP with clothes donation

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Donate clothes at participating GAP stores (May 19-29) and get 30% off GAP purchases (regularly-priced and sale items both included).

The clothing donations will benefit Goodwill thrift stores.

CLICK HERE for details----> Gap Partners with Goodwill in the Donate Movement

Sunday, May 15, 2011

10,000 FREE eyeglasses giveaway from Coastal Contacts; MAY 18th (12 pm EDT)

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Coastal Contacts is running another FREE 10,000 pairs of glasses giveaway promo; May 18th @ 12 pm EDT.. 
(this is NOT a contest NOT a sweepstakes, it is a freebie)
To get started, first click on the following link to find the "" Facebook page:

Then: click on the "like" button on the Facebook page.. 
Then you will see the following instructions:

"Step 1: Now that you've liked us, use the coupon code above on the giveaway day! Step 2: Click here to go to our website and pick your favorite pair of glasses. Step 3: Starting on May 18th @ 12pm EDT, place your order and enter the coupon code at checkout to get your own pair for free!"

Their page also says: 
"Here are some tips for the May 18th 10K free glasses giveaway:
A. Have your prescription & PD ready!
B. Prepare a list of frames in case your 1st choice is sold out
C. The offer is for 1st time free glasses recipients only"

BTW: This is legit- I called the company to confirm a few months ago during a previous promo. It was surprisingly easy to pick out frames. There are instructions on the site that explain how to figure out sizes. I liked the virtual try-on feature, where you upload a photo to see what some of the frames would look like on you. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pathmark and Waldbaums- TRIPLE coupons this weekend- May 14 & 15th

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These are not grocery store chains found all over the country, but if you have them locally this is the deal: 
Pathmark and Waldbaums are both doing the "TRIPLE manufacturer's coupons up to and including $1" deal- May 14- 15th.. (the circular says limit 10 coupons per order per day, and to see store for details.) Need more coupons? Check out the link below for free printable coupons.
(in case you are wondering why they have the same promotion, Pathmark is owned by the same company that owns Waldbaums)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Old Navy coupon alert: 50% off one regular-priced item; May 13- 15

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On Thursday, May 12, the "Oprah Winfrey Show" was a "makeover extravaganza.." Sometimes there are coupons on the Oprah website that are related to the topic of the show that day- so can you guess what the coupon is??.... (yes, I know the answer is written in the post title...)

Click on the link below for a printable coupon for Old Navy for 50% off any regular-priced item purchased in-store. I guess the point is that you can get a wardrobe makeover without spending a lot.
The coupon is good from May 3 to May 15- so hurry if you want new summer clothes for half-off.

Click here for the coupon (THIS LINK HAS EXPIRED)

click here for more info about the coupon

You can come back after your shopping trip and tell us what you got!   :) 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

FREE piece of chocolate each month @ Godiva

One day I was at the mall with a friend of mine (you know who you are..), and she said "let's go into the Godiva store, and get a free chocolate sample." And I didn't know anything about this freebie opportunity, but now I do. Yay free chocolate!
If you have a Godiva store close by, you can go in and sign up for their chocolate rewards club (it's free to sign up). THEN- the yumminess starts. Once a month you can get a piece of chocolate for free.. The cashier just needs to scan your rewards card, and then you choose from a bunch of truffles, or cherry cordials or whatever they let you pick from. Voila; FREE chocolate. There are other assorted perks for joining their club and you can click here for more info at
My recent favorite was a marzipan-filled truffle. Delicious! And then I went off to the Teavana store for a sample of tea.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

exercise attire and accessories at Marshalls

Just had to share this:
Marshalls has a whole bunch of exercise accessories right now, including exercise balls, resistance bands, walking poles, thigh toners, weights, yoga blocks (have no idea what those are for..), yoga mats... and lots of athletic clothes.
Happy exercising.

(I am not promoting any specific type of exercise by posting about these products, so as with any exercise programs, consult with your physician before you begin.)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

washable microfiber cleaning cloths

A few weeks ago, I picked up a 2-pack of microfiber cloths from Ace hardware (on sale for $1...) and I have to say these are awesome!! Very effective duster; Used dry, the dust is attracted to the material and doesn't come off easily, so you don't get dust flying everywhere. And it is washable. If they don't go on sale again anytime soon, the regular price was still very cheap.
The dusters with the little chenille-like strings are a similar product.. They are useful for dusting paneling, shelves, and under furniture because many come attached to a stick..

To summarizeless $$ spent on the popular disposable dusting cloths, less $$ spent on dusting sprays, less cleaning supplies to throw away.
some microfiber dusters  :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt FREEBIES, coupons, B1G1...Carvel, Friendly's, Coldstone, Dairy Queen, TCBY, Baskin Robbins

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Here are some deals on icy treats!  Yummminess to cool you off as the weather gets warmer...

1) Links to birthday club freebies: You fill out the online forms to join the club, then you get a coupon emailed to you for a free birthday ice cream.

TCBY  (not clear on their site what you get, but it's worth a try..then come back and let us know!!)

2) Not as exciting as just free, but still a deal: Join the following clubs for "Get 1 Free w/ purchase of ___" coupons, these are not all birthday deals...some are coupons sent upon enrollment..

Friendly's BFF club (free with purchase of adult entree)

3) Other miscellaneous Buy1Get1:
There are ice cream shops that have "buy 1 get 1 free" offers on certain days of the week. Some of these places are independently-owned and you'll have to find them in your town. Some are national franchises, but I suggest calling your local store first to make sure they are participating in that offer...

Carvel: buy1get1 free classic sundaes on Wednesdays (no coupon); ALSO- there are often coupons available for buy1get1 sundaes, or $1 off sundae dashers..
Friendly's: there are sometimes coupons for buy1get1 free 3 scoop sundaes
Coldstone: occasionally there are coupons for buy 2 "like-its"  for $5

Thursday, May 5, 2011

FREE TCBY for moms on Mother's Day; Sunday; May 8

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@ the TCBY website,( it says "For the fourth year in a row, TCBY will offer free frozen yogurt to moms on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8.  Moms will have the choice of their favorite flavors such as popular White Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry or limited time offer Watermelon Sorbet served in a cup or cone."  (At participating TCBY stores) 
Find a store near you: 

(at the time of publishing, this post was not sponsored by the aforementioned company)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Half-priced Frappuccinos @ Starbucks May 6 - May 15; (3-5 pm)

The Starbucks website states that:

 " Starting May 6 and running through May 15, come into participating stores between 3-5 p.m. for a half-price Frappuccino® blended beverage of your choice."

Here is the link to their page, for more info: starbucks happy hour

<3 the vanilla bean Starbucks Frappuccino  --->  yummy!

(at the time of publishing, this link was not sponsored by the aforementioned company)

Monday, May 2, 2011

FREE trial (guest passes) at gyms & fitness clubs

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If you want to work out at the gym for FREE, check out these fitness clubs that offer free trial memberships (gym guest passes tend to range from 3 to 7 days). Click on the links below for more info about each gym- hopefully you have at least one of these near where you live.

bally fitness                                               
24 hour fitness                                                    
(for LA fitness: you get the guest pass once you search for a gym, and choose which one you will go to) 

Know of any others that offer free guest passes? Add to the list by leaving a comment!

(at the time this post was written, it was not sponsored by any of the aforementioned companies)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Do you love deals on school & office supplies??

Apparently "dollar days are back," as stated on page 4 & 5 of Staples weekly ad for May 1- 7. There are a bunch of things on sale for either $1, $2, or $3, 50% off, and other various deals. If you're interested, check out the following link:

Click here for the link to May 1- May 7 Staples weekly ad

(This post was not sponsored by the aforementioned products, brands, or stores)