Sunday, May 24, 2009

Petco: $5 off $25 & $10 off $50

Update: It seems Petco has taken down the coupons. Lesson learned- print the coupon immediately!

Here's some savings for the fur babies! Petco has released 2 coupons for P.A.L.S. members: $5 off $25 and $10 off $50. These are valid through 6/14/09.

Extra savings tip- If you are using additional manufactureres coupons, you only need to get your total to $25 or $50. Hand the cashier your $5 off $25 or $10 off $50 coupon FIRST and then hand them all other manufacturers coupons. This reduces your out of pocket expenses!

Free Sample: Sun Crystals All Natural Sweetener

Try out a free sample of Sun Crystals All Natural Sweetener. It's 100% all natural and contains only 5 calories!

Other free samples from WalMart's website include:

Aveeno Nourish Hair Care
Crest WhiteStrips
Kotex Overnight
Playtex Gentle Glide
Prilosec OTC

"Pay it Forward" tip- Even if you don't use some of these products, you may still consider requesting the free samples and when they arrive, donate them to a local shelter or a friend in need.

Wal Mart: FREE Ice Cream Day, 5/30

Yup, you read it right! On Saturday, May 30th, from 11 am to 4 pm select Wal Mart stores will be giving away free ice cream!

Samples include: Dibs Snack Bags, Blue Bunny Aspen Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars, and Ben & Jerry's Flipped Out Cups. For more details and to find a location near you, click here.

The Grocery Game

I've told a lot of friends and family about The Grocery Game. It has helped me A LOT. So much, I thought I'd share it on here too! is a website that will save you LOTS of money on your grocery bill. The Grocery Game is also a BIG time saver.

How it Works:

The Grocery Game provides you with a weekly sales list for your regularly shopped stores. The sales list includes advertised and unadvertised specials. The list will also include any potential coupon match ups so you save even more.

The List:

The list of weekly sales items is color coded with 3 different colors. The color coding tells you about the price for that item.

  • Black- it's a good price, buy it only if you need it
  • Blue- it's a great price, stock up if you use it
  • Green- it's FREE (need I say more???)
Is The Grocery Game for Me?:

Maybe! Every weekend I used to sit down and clip all the coupons from the Sunday newspaper. I'd organize them in my coupon binder and then look over the sales circulars to see what coupons I could match up with the weeks sales. It was very time consuming.

Since I've joined The Grocery Game I no longer spend a large amount of time trying to save money. I simply log onto the website, print out my list, clip only the coupons that match the list, and I'm out the door.

Initially, it did take some time to read all The Grocery Game rules but once I read it all, I was set!

Last year, I was surprised to see the The Grocery Game when I was on CNN reading 18 Ways to Beat Inflation. See their #5 mention.

Now I will be honest- The Grocery Game didn't work for some friends. It was too confusing or they didn't stick with it....

What's the Catch?:

There isn't one! Your first month is a $1 trial subscription. You can sign up for all your local stores to see which lists you like best.

After the trial, the cost is $10 for an 8-week subscription (one store) and $5 for each additional stores. So, for about $1.25 per week, you get a list that does all the match ups for you and provides unadvertised specials.

And if you find that The Grocery Game isn't for you, just cancel!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Victoria's Secret Pink: Free Panty!

Last month I mentioned the great tote bag I got by joining Victoria's Secret Pink.

In case you still need a reason to join, this month's freebie is a "Limited Edition Bling Hipster Panty with any Pink Purchase." Just log in to your Pink account and print out your coupon!

(Frugal tip- if you don't want to spend a lot of money, you can buy an expensive Pink item such as lip balm or a clearance find!)

Gymboree: 30% Off!

Now through tomorrow, May 17th, take an additional 30% off your Gymboree online order when you enter code GYMCIRCLE at checkout.

Also right now you can earn $25 Gymbucks for every $50 you spend.

Bel Air Library: Store Closing Sale

My local readers may appreciate this steal-

The gift store in the Bel Air library is closing, and as of earlier this week, everything was marked down 40%.

They have some fun gifts like Melissa & Doug puzzles, teacher gifts that'd be great for end-of-year thank you's, and much more!

Thanks Kim!

Red Robin: Free Bottomless Beverages

Red Robin eClub members- check your inboxes! Red Robin just sent out email coupons for 2 free bottomless beverages with the purchase of 2 Gourmet Burgers.

If you aren't an eClub member yet, you should know that once you sign up, you'll receive a birthday coupon for a FREE burger!

Thanks Jaime!

Arby's: Freebies on Wednesdays

There are some good deals to be had this summer at Arby's!

Every Wednesday through August 26th, participating Arby's restaurants will be offering free items.

For a calendar list of the freebies click here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Free Zyrtec!

I'm a bit late in posting this but there's a ridiculously good deal on Zyrtec at Rite Aid right now.

Basically, after the Rite Aid Single Check Rebate and several coupons, the Zyrtec winds up making YOU money! For more details click here.

Thanks Alice!

Free Mars Chocolate!

Yes, I said "free chocolate!" Every Friday, now through September, Mars is giving away free chocolate to 250,000 people. The free Mars chocolate includes Snickers, Twix, M&Ms, Dove, 3 Musketeers, and Milky Way!

To get your coupon, click here on Fridays at 9 am. Good luck!