Friday, June 4, 2010

FREE Donuts

Happy National Donut day.

Get your free one -- with the purchase of a beverage -- today at participating Dunkin' Donuts from now until 11:30 a.m.


Friday, May 28, 2010

FREE cards are BACK....

Shutterfly is offering another round of free 5x7 folded cards. Create three cards here, and enter the coupon code CARDS4DAD at checkout. The cards will be free (about a $6 value). You will however have to pay 99 cents shipping.

While its designed to encourage you to make Father's Day cards, there are no limits to the designs you can choose. I made a couple of blank-on-the-inside cards with some of my photos so I can have a couple of cards in reserve for emergencies.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FREE Busch Gardens passes

Kids play FREE!!

Busch Gardens is now offering free admission to Virginia kids who are 5 and under (up from 2 and under previously) between May 20 and Sept. 6. Go here to find out how to register your child.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

FREE foot lotion

I expect my summer will be spent on my feet -- at the beach, chasing after kids; at the amusement park, chasing after kids; on my bike, chasing after kids.

So I imagine some Flexitol for feet will come in handy.

Go here and on the left side of the page click on "request sample" to get yours.

Digital camera for less than $30!

If you're in the market for a new camera, here's one for you: Digital Concepts 7.1 megapixel camera. Usually priced at about $100, you can get one for $29.99 for the next eight-and-a-half hours here.

The camera (yes, it is pink) supports up to a 4 GB memory card.

I have a good camera. But I've been looking for one I could throw in my bag when I go to the beach or pool, something inexpensive that I wouldn't really care too much about if it got wet. This looks like just the thing.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

FREE full-size Suave Professionals!

Facebook strikes again!

Go here and "like" the Suave Beauty Facebook page and you'll be directed to a form to fill out to get your full size bottle of Suave Professionals shampoo or conditioner. It looks like what they are going to send is a coupon, which you can use at your closest retailer.

Supplies on this one are limited, so you might want to act quick.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

First card FREE!!

Facebook pays off again!

This time Fidipidi is giving away 15,000 cards (free card AND shipping -- you pay nothing!) to people who use their new Facebook ap to create or order a card. Go here to get started. You can choose from one of their designs, or upload your own photo. Just use the coupon code 1stCardFree at check out (the codes are case sensitive, so watch out).

FREE first aid kit!

This looks like the little ones I like to keep everywhere -- my beach bag, the car, the stroller, etc.

To qualify, first, buy any three Band-Aid, Neosporin or Purell products. Be sure to keep the UPC bar codes and the original dated receipt. Then go here to download and print your "official mail-in certificate." Request must be postmarked by Aug. 31 and the offer is available while supplies last. Expect your kit to arrive in six to eight weeks.

FREE Friendly's!

I have a nostalgic love of Friendly's -- it was the place where we all hung out in high school, and the place where my fiance and I had our first dates decades ago. So I've got Saturday, June 5 circled on the calendar to be sure we make it to are closest Friendly's for free ice cream day. We'll take the family -- myself, my fiance and our seven kids. I hope they are ready for us!!

Customers can each get one scoop for free. Go here to find your closest restaurant.

FREE sample, Dove doedorant

Deodorant is one of the things I like to stock up on when I see it at a good price -- or better yet, free. I never seem to realize mine is running out until it's empty, so it's great to have some stockpiled under the sink. Besides, it's not like it expires.

And I even love the sample sizes of this one, because they typically come with enough product to last you through several trips (I like packing the smaller ones when I travel).

Go here to sign up for your sample size of the new Dove Ultimate Beauty Care deodorant through Walmart. Your sample should arrive in about four weeks.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fly for $10

Ever dream of just picking up and jetting off somewhere??

Well, with these $10 flights, you just could.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Jet Blue is selling all seats remaining on certain flights May 11 and 12 for $10. Search for flights and get more information here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

FREE nationwide events for National Train Day

Saturday, May 8, is National Train Day, a FREE coast-to-coast celebration of trains. Events across the country include tours of private and Amtrak train cars, interactive and educational exhibits, live entertainment and more.

Find out more about the national event here, and find programs close to you here.

FREE hardcover photo book

It's too late for Mother's Day, but if you got started quickly you could have your FREE 8x8 hardcover photo book from ArtsCow in time for Father's Day.

Go here for instructions on how to get the free 30-page book credited to your account (you will be responsible for paying shipping and handling). Haven't used ArtsCow before?? Signing up is easy and free.

FREE collage print for Mom!

Get your free 8x10 collage print now through Saturday here. Use the coupon code GOODTHOUGHTS at checkout.

One print available per customer.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FREE veggies!!

I'm starting to wonder when the Facebook perks are going to dry out. I mean, it's obvious to me that companies are offering great coupons to people who "like" them in an effort to build up their fan base. And here's another one:

Go over to the Libby's Table page here and click "like." Then click on the "Libby's Table" tab and fill out the form for your coupon for a free can of vegetables.

Monday, May 3, 2010

FREEBIES from Kraft!

This one wasn't working earlier, so I didn't post it. But I just was able to get through, so give it a try. Go here and sign up for one of four sample packs being offered by Kraft. Choose from:

The barbecue pack, which includes hot dogs and barbecue sauce.
The picnic pack, which includes mac and cheese and mayo.
The road trip pack, which includes cream cheese and mayo.
And the backyard camp out, which includes mac and cheese and lunch meats.

50 FREE kid-friendly songs starts today!

Disney music is offering one free song a day for the next 50 days to Facebook fans.

If you aren't already a fan of Disney Music, click on the "like" button here.

I'm going to put all 50 into on playlist on my iPod to make a fun collection of music that everyone can enjoy in the car.

The first song: Squirrels In My Pants (S.I.M.P) from Phineas and Ferb. How fun!!

FREE ice cream with purchase!

Go here to find a local store that is offering FREE ice cream with the purchase of Mrs. T's Pierogies.

Freebies for Mother's (or Father's) Day

Vistaprint has added several personalized items that would be perfect for Mother's Day to their list of freebies. And if you order here today, you can get free 7-day shipping (yes, I know, that means your gifts might be a day late, but it's such a good deal it might be worth it to you. Besides, some of the items here make good Father's Day or other gifts, or even things for yourself).

Freebies include:
Photo collage mugs
Photo tote bags.
Photo mouse pads.
Photo note cards.
Mommy cards.
Photo notebooks.

And on the cheap list there is:
Photo books for $4.99
Ladies Tshirts for $2.66

Cookie coupon day!

Today is the day... free cookies on Facebook here. Nabisco offers a buy milk and you can buy-one-get-one-free cookies the first Monday of every month to Facebook fans. But be sure to get yours today, because the coupons are only available for 24 hours.

If you were lucky enough to get two of the $1 off Fig Newton coupons that were out there last week, these cookies could be practically free.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

$2 coupon Oscar Mayer lunchmeats

Calling all Facebook fans. Go here to like Oscar Mayer and sign up to win a ride on the weinermobile.

Even if you don't win the contest, everyone wins a $2 coupon for Oscar Mayer lunchmeats (hint: once you print your coupon, hit the "back" button on your browser and you should be able to get a second coupon).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pizza coupon on FB

Get your $2 off Red Baron pizza here. Become a fan on Facebook, and you'll be able to print off a coupon for $2 off Red Baron's new "Pizza By The Slice" product.

Hear it here first!! FREE ice cream

Go here tomorrow to find out how to get free ice cream with a purchase of Mrs. T's pierogies.

These pierogies are one of my go-to quick dinners. I usually boil them and then saute them in a little butter or bacon grease (if I have bacon, I serve them with crumbled bacon) and a vegetable on the side.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

31 flavors for 31 cents each!!

Baskin Robbins is holding their 31-cent ice cream scoop night tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. They hope to raise $100,000 to donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Find the store closest to you here.

Another Nabisco $1 off coupon....

Head over to the Oreo Facebook page here and click on the Oreo Savings tab to get your $1 off coupon for Oreo Fudge Creams.

Oreos covered in chocolate. What could be better than that??

Happy 119th birthday Fig Newtons!!

The birthday party for Fig Newtons continues through Friday over at the Nabisco Facebook page here.

Click on the Newton's B-day tab to get your coupon for $1 off one package of cookies.

And don't forget to come back and check out the Nabisco Facebook page on Monday. It's the first Monday in May, and Nabisco has said they will offer a new "buy-on-get-one" on their Facebook page on the first Monday of each month.

Monday, April 26, 2010

FREE sample Caress body wash

Go here to sign up for your free 2-oz. sample. You can choose between three varieties: whipped souffle white peach, whipped souffle blackberry and velvet bliss.

I've used their body wash before, but these appear to be new flavors. I can't wait to try mine out when it arrives in six to eight weeks!!

FREE CoverMate sample pack (you pay shipping)

Go here to get your free sample pack of CoverMate food covers.

You do have to pay $3.95 in shipping and handling, but in addition to four reusable covers in small, medium, large and extra large, you get a coupon for $1 off a future purchase.

According to the web site, the CoverMate has a band that stretches to fit "any size or shape plate, bowl or container." And since it's dishwasher safe, it'll save money over plastic wrap or foil.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Three FREE cards and a 1-year membership

The folks at Tiny Prints (chic greeting cards, birthday cards and anniversary cards) are offering three free customizable cards (value up to $3.99 each) along with a free annual membership (value about $16).

Go here to sign up. And it's just in time for Mother's Day!

Is there room for another Earth Day FREEBIE?

Visit the Jones soda web site here and fill out the Earth Pledge to get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for their soda (all they ask is that you recycle the bottle). Coupon is limited to one per person, and while supplies last, so act fast if this is one you think you'd like to use.

What's your favorite flavor??

FREE Planet Earth

Yet another Earth Day Freebie -- download your free copy of Planet Earth: Series 1 from iTunes here. You do have to have iTunes to get this one. But signing up is free and easy.

Another FREE tote bag (shipping included)

This time it's the folks at Scotch-Brite who are giving away a reusable tote bag in honor of Earth Day.

Simply buy two Scotch-Brite Greener Clean products and submit the UPC codes with the form found here by June 30.

Offer is good while supplies last, and only one bag per household.

FREE Earth Day music

Jack Johnson is offering a free, never-before-released single in honor of Earth Day today.

The song, Breakdown featuring Kawika Kahiapo and recorded at the Kokua Festival in Hawaii in 2008, is available to Facebook members here. It instructs you to post an Earth Day resolution, but in all honesty, I went straight to the download, and it worked.

I do love getting free music. and Jack Johnson is a favorite!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FREE from the USPS

I wonder what took the U.S. Postal Service so long.

The folks who bring all the good freebies to our mailboxes are getting into the freebie giveaway business through their new "Sample Showcase" program (for more information, check out the press release here).

To sign up to have samples of the above products delivered to your mailbox, go here. You will need to answer some marketing questions to qualify -- including the ages of the children living in your home and your average annual income. I figure that's reasonable, since collecting marketing data is, after all, one of the reasons why companies give away products (another is the hope that if you try it, you will buy it). But opinions on that may vary...

Yet another FREE reusable tote for Earth Day

Buy two boxes of Kellogg's cereal (10 oz. or larger) and you can get a free reusable tote for just the cost of shipping ($1.75). You can choose from any of three different styles that feature well-known Kellogg's characters.

To qualify you must include the original UPC code from the boxes, the request form found here and all requests must be postmarked by June 30. The offer is good while supplies last, and while you can order more than one, you can only order one per envelope.

To sweeten the deal, pair the offer with cereal coupons, like the one you can clip here for $1.50 off two boxes of Kellogg's mini-wheats, All-Bran or Raisin Bran.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Free dog collar and leash for your lil' dog

Buy a bag of Hill's Science Diet small and toy breed dog food and you qualify for a free collar and leash (valued at up to $12).

Download your request form here. Requests must include the form, UPC code from the package and the original register receipt. And they must be postmarked by June 15.

The form gives you a choice between a pink with green dots collar and leash, or a green one with dots.


I'm not a baseball fan. But I love going to the park and watching a game from the stands. I especially love minor league ball games, where the atmosphere is more intimate and family-oriented.

So I love this deal!! Buy one ticket to a minor league game, and if you present a wrapper from Kraft Singles cheese. The offer is good every Tuesday from now until Sept. 7 in most cities. For more details, go here.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Here's another freebie deal for Facebook fans (you know how I love being paid for my Facebook addiction). Go here and become a fan of "Be Snack Ready" (aka Lay's) and you can get a coupon for buy-one-get-one-free Kettle Cooked chips. Coupon is available "while supplies last," so don't delay.

FREE (including shipping) coasters from ArtsCow!!

Are you a fan of ArtsCow on Facebook?? If you aren't, you should be. If you become a fan, and invite at least three more friends, you'll get a coupon code to get two free coasters, shipping included. Go here and follow the directions for your freebie. But you better act fast -- it's only available to the first 3,000 fans who participate.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

FREE Moose Munch

Go here to print out your coupon for a FREE 10 oz. box of Harry & David's Moose Munch, a gourmet popcorn/chocolate/nut mix (regular price about $7).

The coupon is good while supplies last, or until May 9, which ever comes first.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

$2 coupon on Brita filters

Get your coupon for $2 off a Brita water filter here. I use mine a lot. It's cheaper than buying bottled water all the time. And in the spring and summer we go through a lot of water -- drinking it straight and making lemonade and iced tea!

$1 coupon for sunscreen

We go through this stuff like water all summer. And coupons are rare. So when I saw that Coppertone has a coupon for $1 off any of its products available on its web site here, I had to share! Click on the box on the lower right of the home page, and you will be directed right to a site where the coupon prints. Be sure that your printer is on, and the ink and paper are full.

FREE photo gifts from ArtsCow

The folks at ArtsCow have loaded seven items, including these customizable photo playing cards, into their freebie "treasure chest." Other available items include customizable multi-purpose cards, business card holder, cufflinks (oval and square), keychain measuring tape and flip-top lighter (valued at $6.99 to $10.99). Use photos of your family or a favorite vacation spot to make unique gifts for family and friends. With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, it's great timing.

You can see the whole selection of free items here.

After designing your order, enter the coupon code CHESTGIFTS under credits & discounts. You have until April 20 to enter the coupon code to validate it, but up to 30 days to use it.

You will still have to pay shipping, but what a deal.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

FREE office/school/craft supplies

I hesitated to post this one, because while it's a freebie, there is a catch. But I figure I'll let you guys know about it and you can decide if it's worth it or not.

Office Depot if offering 100 percent off nine items (see the list online here):
Bottled water
Photo paper
Post-it notes
Writing utensils
Storage boxes
Legal pads

Now, you can only "purchase" two of each item per day, and the offer is good until April 24. You do need to become a member of their Worklife Reward Club, which you can do for free here.

The catch is, you have to pay for these items upfront, and then Office Depot will load onto your reward club membership a credit for the value, which you can use later on other purchases. So while this is a "free" deal, it's only going to work for you if there are other things you need to purchase at Office Depot.

FREE Kraft mac & cheese

Here's another perk for Facebook fans -- free cheesy explosion mac & cheese from the folks at Kraft.

Fans will get a coupon here for a free box or cup of their new cheddar explosion, cheese explosion or grilled cheese explosion.

While I do prefer homemade mac and cheese, I always have a few boxes of this stuff around for quick lunches or (in a pinch when the grownups are going out) a dinner treat. If I'm serving it for dinner, I often bulk it up by adding cut up hot dogs (four per box, microwaved), lil'l smokies, chopped ham or browned ground beef (half pound per box).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More tax day FREEBIES

First up: Starbucks is offering a free cup of brewed coffee if you bring in a reusable cup on Thursday. The offer is "while supplies last," so you might want to go early. Find the shop closest to you here.

Then head over to Cinnabon, which is offering two free cupcake bites to customers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Find the store closest to you here.

FREE cold treats -- a reminder and a new addition

Remember: tomorrow (tax day) is the day for free ice cream pizza at Mattie Moo's. Find out more details here.

And this just in: Carvel is offering free low-fat ice cream with a flavor shot all day April 29. Flavor choices include banana, black raspberry, bubble gum, cotton candy, mint and pistachio.

Find out more, or locate a store near you, here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

One-way airfares, starting at $29

JetBlue today announced a spring sale celebrating it's 10th anniversary. You must book your travel by April 21, and travel between April 22 and June 16.

Fares start at $29, and there are lots of deals for $39, $49, $59, and $69.

For example:
$29 for flights between Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Nassau.
$39 for flights between Baltimore and Boston.
$49 for flights between Richmond, VA and NYC.

To check out all the deals, visit the airline's web site here.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Coupon -- 25% off World Market

Here's one I haven't seen before -- a coupon for 25 percent off most purchases at Cost Plus World Market available online here. Alcohol, gift cards and certain other products are not included in the offer. You can use the coupon in the store, or use the code FFACE410 if shopping online.

Want to start your shopping online now? Go here. Looking for the store closest to you? Go here.

Check out group buying power.

If you haven't already signed up, check out the folks at Groupon to see if they have a group for a city near you. It seems they are branching out of the big cities and, in fact, recently added Hampton Roads to their list (you can join the Hampton Roads Groupon Facebook page here).

Groupon (think GROUP cOUPON) works on the principle of group buying. Each day there is a new deal. But you can only get the deal if enough people sign up for it.

You can find out more, and check and see if it's available at a city near you, here.