Wednesday, March 31, 2010

FREE pass!!

I don't know about you, but with seven kids, I'm always looking for new and different things to do with them. And, with seven kids, cost is a consideration.

As a mom, I love it when I can get them away from the screens in their lives (computer, TV, wii, you name it) and get them outdoors. Which is why I love this freebie: National Park Week.

April 17th through the 25th all of the country's 392 parks are offering free admission. For the parks that charge admission, that can save you $20 to $25 per vehicle (or $10 to $12 per individual).

In addition, Saturday April 24 is National Junior Ranger Day. Get more information on that here.

And mark your calendar. The parks will be offering two more fee-free days this year: Public Lands Day on Sept. 25 and Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

You can find out more about the week, and locate parks close to you, here.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another Nabisco coupon coming next week

Last month the folks at Nabisco said they would be offering coupons to Facebook members the first Monday of each month. So mark your calendar for Monday, April 4. And become a Facebook fan of Nabisco here.

Tropicana starting Deal of the Day TOMORROW!

Tomorrow (Wednesday) the folks at Tropicana are saying they will begin offering a special "Deal of the Day" to Facebook fans starting tomorrow. So go here to become a fan, and check back on their page tomorrow to find out what it's all about.

FREE potatoes (and a favorite recipe for them)

Reminder: there are still five more days to get your free potatoes. You can print out the coupon from my original post here.

I stock up on potatoes when I find a good price. After all, if you store them in a cool, dry place, they will keep for months.

Not sure what to do with them?? Last night I made these mashed potatoes, and I think they were the best mashed potatoes I've ever made (this recipe serves 10, but you could easily cut it in half):

5 lbs. russet or baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
6 cups water
3 cubes Knorr extra large vegetable or chicken bullion cubes
3 bay leaves
1 stick (+) butter, cut into pieces
milk (or reserved cooking water)
salt, to taste

Combine peeled and quartered potatoes, water, bullion and bay leaves in a slow cooker. Set on high for one hour, then reduce heat to low and continue cooking until potatoes are fork tender, about 4 hours total. Remove potatoes from cooking water (discard bay leaves) and place in a bowl with butter and about 1/4 cup milk (or reserve cooking liquid). Mash either by hand or with a mixer until desired consistency, adding more milk for looser potatoes. Add salt to taste.
* Note: if you can't find the Knorr bullion, substitute any brand of bullion, following package directions to make 6 cups of broth. Or eliminate the bullion and water and substitute broth, either store bought or home made.
** Note: The broth adds a layer of flavor to otherwise simple potatoes. Want to add another layer of flavor? Add six to 10 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half (you can either remove the garlic before mashing, or go ahead and mash with potatoes). Or I want to try adding a quartered onion to the cooking water (remove before mashing).

Monday, March 29, 2010

Two fast food FREEBIES!

First, head over to Arby's with the coupon here. Buy a soda, and get a free regular roast beef sandwich (expires April 10). Find your closest Arby's here.

Then hit Quiznos for a free sub, chopped salad or toasty torpedo (when you buy one of equal or lesser value and a regular drink) with this coupon here. Find your closest Quiznos here.

$90 in Hasbro coupons

Get $90 in Hasbro coupons here.

These are great deals, especially if you have birthday parties coming up.

$11.50 in Arm and Hammer coupons

Go here for your coupons offered by the Arm and Hammer folks on their web page.

I'm bummed that I never see coupons for their Super Washing Soda. That's one of the three ingredients I use in the powdered laundry soap the kids and I make. It ends up costing me about $4 for enough to do about 100 loads -- a big savings over the $10 or more I was spending on bottles of the stuff I used to buy at the grocery store. And with nine people in the family, well, we do a lot of laundry!

Here's my recipe:

3 cups finely shredded bar soap (one bar of Ivory = 1 cup)
3 cups 12-Team Borax
3 cups Super Washing Soda

Put in a large lidded container. Shake.
Use 2 T per large load.

Week in review

Usually I like to get this out on Sunday, but the kids and I were out of town, so I'm catching up this morning.

It was another good week, with an estimated $300in savings for the week ($2,931 since I started this last month). We have more than 525 fans on Facebook, and are aiming for 1,000 (tell your friends they can join us here).

In case you missed anything, this week's deals were:
FREE lava cake from Domino's here.
FREE shipping and $5 to $10 off personalized photo bags here.
$7.50 in Campbell's Soup coupons here.
FREE personalized photo luggage or bag tags here.
FREE kids Easter event at Bass Pro here.
$25 Restaurant gift certificate for $2 here.
FREE U by Kotex here.
FREE Food Lion cereal here.
FREE iTunes music sampler here.
FREE coffee here.
FREE and discounted photo books here. (Wanna see the book I made for my son of his favorite stuffed animal going on adventures? Check it out here.)
Coffee discount for FB fans here.
FREE personalized photo calendar, ball cap, coffee mug, tote bag, photo flip book here.
FREE vet visit 4+4.

Friday, March 26, 2010

FREE pet vet care!

Angel Dog (not his real name) is 14 -- old in dog years -- which means trips to the vet are not unusual.

And they aren't cheap.

So a free one sure could come in handy.

Go here to print out a coupon for a free new pet exam with a vet at Banfield (regular price, about $45). The coupon covers a regular exam, any tests would be extra.

Banfield is the vet hospital associated with and located in PetSmart stores all over the country. So there's a good chance there is one near you. To find one, check out the PetSmart store locator here.

FREE personalized photo wall calendar

I love this offer from Vistaprint. Go here to get one Free personalized photo wall calendar (regular price about $16).

I love these as gifts for several reasons:
1. You can upload up to 13 photos (one for the cover, and one for each month).
2. You can start with any month. Making one for a Mother's Day gift? Start with May or June. Father's Day? June or July. A special birthday? You get the picture.
3. You can add text on calendar days -- no more forgetting birthdays, anniversaries, special events, etc.

Now, you will have to pay shipping, which starts at about $5 for what they say can take up to 21 days (so plan ahead, although I have received my orders shipped this way in as little as a week).

And you can only order one calendar for the FREE deal. However, you can place more than one order and pay the additional shipping to get more FREE calendars.

You can also add other FREE personalized items to your order, which will reduce your per item shipping costs. Some ideas:

FREE ceramic mug here (choose from 49 designs, regular price $10).
FREE tote bag here (choose from 36 designs, regular price $13)
FREE ball cap here (choose from 36 designs, regular price $15)
FREE photo flip book here (regular price $10)

But you might want to heed their warning: Yesterday I was making another one of their free products, and my internet blipped, so I set it aside to finish today. When I signed back on this morning, they suddenly wanted to charge me $8 for an item that had been free the night before.

Coffee discount for Facebook Fans

The folks at Cherokee Natural Organic Coffee want you and 499 of your friends to be their fans.

Check out their Facebook page here, where Cherokee hopes to log 500 fans by Easter Sunday (April 4). Become a fan and you'll get a special coupon code for $2 off a pound of coffee.

You can also find them on Twitter here.

Speaking of Twitter, you can also follow Cheap Cheap on Twitter. Follow me under the user name CheapCheap66 here!

Daily Deal -- 40% off Borders

Today and tomorrow only, print off the coupon here for 40 percent off the list price of any one item.

This coupon is not good for online sales, but can be used at Borders, Borders Express and Walden Books.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

FREE and discounted photo books

There are a couple of good deals out there right now for cheap photo books.

First up is Pixable, which is unique because you can pull photos right from Facebook and put them into your photo book. An 8x8.5-inch, 22-page book is free if you use the coupon code FREEPIX at checkout. You will, however, have to pay $2.99 shipping. Coupon expires March 30.

Walgreens also has a good deal on photo books. Get up to four 8.5x11-inch custom cover photo books for 75 percent off -- or about $7.50 (plus shipping). Enter the coupon code BOOK75 at checkout. Coupon expires March 27.

I'm making one for my youngest son, with pictures of his favorite stuffed animal taken all around the house and the neighborhood!

FREE coffee!

Dunkin' Donuts is offering free 1.1 oz. samples of the new Turbo coffee, described on the company's web site as a medium roast coffee with an "extra boost" of Dunkin' Donuts flavor.

Go here to request your free sample (one per household, available to U.S. residents only).

Daily Deal -- 15% off Kohl's

Are you a Kohl's shopper?? If so, use the coupon code TAKE15 for 15 percent off online purchases today and tomorrow.

Go here to start shopping. Coupon code expires tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FREE music sampler from iTunes -- Thanks again FB!

Facebook members can again get free music from iTunes by becoming fans here.

About once a month iTunes offers a free sampler album of tunes. The current offering, indie Spotlight, is available until June 15. And if you haven't downloaded it already, you can still get the Songs from the House of Soul through april 30.

Fans can also download a free single song here every week. This week's offering: Outfit by Archie Bronson.

When I find free music, I tend to download it. It's a great way to build up your library, and a fun way to try out some new artists and styles. And what's there to lose? If you don't like anything you download, it doesn't take much to delete it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FREE box of cereal from Food Lion!!

Here's one for regular Food Lion customers who have MVP cards.

Text the word CEREAL to ShopText (467467) and follow the instructions that come back (you will need to provide your MVP card number) and Food Lion will load a coupon for a free box of Food Lion Simple Living cereal to your card. Offer expires May 25th.

Don't have an MVP card? Sign up for one here.

FREE U by Kotex

Get your free sample of the new U by Kotex-- the new colorful feminine hygiene products -- here.

Sample package includes one tampon, one liner and one pad and are available while supplies last. Expect delivery in about 10 weeks.

Daily Deal -- $25 Restaurant gift certificates for $2! is once again offering their restaurant gift certificates (a good deal at regular price at $10 for a $25 gift certificate) for 80 percent off.

Enter the discount code COOK and you can pick up a $25 gift certificate to restaurants in your area for just $2.

Now, there are some conditions. Typically you must spend $35 on food (alcohol does not count) to be able to use the gift certificate, there must be two people dining together and each party can only use one coupon. So be sure to read the fine print to make sure it works for you. But in my book, saving $23 on a dinner out works for me!

I've had great luck with these. I've given them as gifts, and usually pick up ones for my favorite local places when they are this cheap and just keep it in my wallet until I get a chance to use it.

FREE kids events and Easter Bunny picture

Bass Pro Shops will be hosting a variety of free Easter activities for kids during the next two weeks.

Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28: Make your own sun catchers (starting at noon and while supplies last), Easter egg hunt for kids ages 8 and under (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.), 4x6 photo with the Easter bunny (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Monday through Friday, March 29 through April 2: photo 4x6 photo with the Easter bunny (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

Thursday, April 1: Make your own Easter decorations (starting at 6 p.m. and while supplies last).

Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4: Easter egg hunt for kids ages 8 and under (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.), make your own Easter decorations (starting at noon and while supplies last), 4x6 photo with the Easter bunny (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

For more details, go here. And to find the Bass Pro shop closest to you, go here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

FREE luggage tag -- lots of uses!

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is offering two FREE personalized photo luggage tags through its web site here. The process is simple: upload your photo, enter your information and hit send. The two matching tags should arrive in about three weeks.

Not planning a trip that requires luggage? Use the tags to identify your diaper bag, tote bag or gym duffle. Or make them for your kids' band instrument or guitar case. Be creative. Not a fan of printing names on tags that strangers can see? Skip the name and address and just enter an email and/or phone number. There are lots of creative ways to use this one!

$7.50 in Campbell's coupons

The folks at Campbells have some great high value coupons worth up to $7.50 available on their website here. Coupons include $1 off two Campbells for cooking soups. I regularly find these on sale for $1 a can, which brings the total to 50 cents a can.

Here's a recipe for Tater Tot Casserole that uses the Cream of Mushroom condensed soup that my whole family loves:

1 pound ground beef, browned
16 oz. sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can French cut green beans, drained
1 bag tater tots
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together beef, sour cream, soup, cheese and beans. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Spread frozen tater tots in the bottom of the pan. Top with beef mixture. Bake until bubbly and cooked through, about an hour.

FREE shipping and $5 to $10 savings

If you're planning ahead, this might made a great gift for moms and grandmom's for Mother's Day, which is just a little more than six weeks away already. Use the coupon code MDAYBAGS. And shipping is FREE!

The folks at Arts Cow are offering deep discounts on their custom photo bags. Save anywhere from $5 to $10 on six different styles:

Oversized handbag, printed on one side: regular price $29.99, on sale for $19.99.
Oversized handbag, printed on both sides: regular price $34.99, on sale for $24.99.
Classic shoulder bag: regular price $24.99, on sale for $17.99.
Bucket bag: regular price $17.99, on sale for $13.99.
Classic handbag, printed on one side: regular price $16.99, on sale for $11.99.
Classic handbag, printed on both sides: regular price $19.99, on sale for $13.99

Domino's -- FREE lava cake

Go here to answer a short survey about Domino's new pizza crust and sacue (you don't have to have tried it to be able to fill out the survey), and as a thank you Domino's will give you a coupon code for a FREE Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake (value $3.99) with your next delivery order.

The survey was simple, and took less than five minutes to complete. Too bad there isn't a Domino's that delivers near me. Guess I'll have to wait until we visit grandma to use it...

Daily Deal -- Foot Locker

Today's Daily Deal -- 15 percent off your Foot Locker order. Use coupon code AFPRESS33 at checkout.

Go here to do your online shopping.

Another fine week of savings!

It's been quite a week here! We topped 500 fans (are at 515 and counting, actually) and shared 21 posts for money savings. All told, the week included about $300 in savings, bringing the total value of the deals listed since we started less than two months ago to $2,631!

In case you missed anything this week, here's a rundown of this week's deals:
FREE photo book and $10 photo credit (sorry, this one has expired).
FREE vegetable seeds here.
FREE music downloads direct from the performers here.
FREE Ritz Munchables for Facebook fans here.
FREE sample of Puffs Plus here.
Buy-one-get-one-FREE potatoes (still available) and $1.50 off bacon (expired) here.
FREE business (or mommy, or photo) cards here.
FREE Italian water ice from Fazoli's (sorry, this one has expired).
$8 in dairy coupons here.
$2.25 off peanuts and chocolate here.
FREE photo calendars -- several styles to choose from -- here.
Two great deals from Kmart (although looks like the $10 off $20 coupon won't be honored) here.
$38 in coupons for over the counter medications here.
New Daily Deal -- 25% off Coldwater Creek here.
FREE full-size bottle of Olay Quench lotion here.
FREE ice cream pizza from Maggie Moo's April 15.
FREE photo strip here.
FREE kids train DVD here.
Daily Deal -- $10 off $25 at Yankee Candle here.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Daily Deal -- Yankee Candle

Happy first day of spring!!

Yankee Candle has released all it's new spring and summer scents. And you can buy them for $10 off a $25 purchase by using the coupon code MTGFHY5M.

Of course the large jar candles are $24.99, so you'll have to buy something else. But tarts and votives are also on sale for $1 each.

Friday, March 19, 2010

FREE kids train DVD

The folks at Mattel are offering to send you their GeoTrax DVD -- four full-color digitally animated episodes that take you through GeoTown (total run time 46 minutes).

Go here and click on "select a country to begin" to request your copy. Supplies are limited, and it will take three to four months for your DVD to arrive. But if you have kids who love trains, I'm guessing this one could be worth the wait.

FREE Photo strip from Wink and Shutterfly

Remember those photo booths we used to cram into and laugh at the strip of photos that came out?

Well now you can make one from any three, four or five pictures of your pictures.

And you can do it -- and have it shipped -- for FREE thanks to Shutterfly's new service Wink.

To make one like mine, go to Shutterfly here. Sign in if you are a member (if not, you'll need to create an account). Scroll down and on the right you'll see a box to make a photo strip. Follow the instructions from there. You can opt to have your strip sent to you, or mailed to someone else. Don't know their mailing address? Enter their email address and the folks at Wink will take care of the rest.

More FREE cold treats!

First up is free Italian Ice day at Rita's tomorrow.

Then Tuesday is free cone day at Ben and Jerry's.

And now April 15 (yup, tax day) between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Maggie Moo's will be giving away free slices of its new ice cream pizza, made with an ice cream "crust," icing "sauce" and a variety of toppings.

"Tax day is the perfect day to reward our loyal and possibly new customers with a sweet treat that will put a smile on their faces," said Jenn Johnston, senior vice president of brand marketing.

The freebie is a "while supplies last" offer, and is limited to one slice per customer. For more about the promotion, go here.

You can find the closest Maggie Moo's here.

FREE Olay Quench Body Lotion (after rebate)

Yea, this is a refund, so you do have to fill out the form and wait six to eight weeks, but you will end up with a free full-size bottle of Olay Quench Body Lotion when it's done.

Purchases must be made by April 16. Print out the form from the Olay web site here, fill it out, attach the original dated sales receipt and mail it in by April 30.

Only one rebate is allowed per name, address or envelope.

Going to make your Olay purchase at Rite Aid?? Combine it with a few other items and use this coupon for $3 off any $15 purchase, available here, and get more than your lotion for free.

Daily Deal -- Coldwater Creek

Today's online coupon code: 25 percent off and free shipping on your purchase at Coldwater Creek.

Use the coupon code WHH1642.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

$38 in coupons for cold, vitamins, etc.

I don't know about your family, but we're dead in the middle of spring cold season here. I'm not sure who came down with it first -- my youngest or me. But now my fiance has it too.

So these coupons are already coming in handy for the aches and pains that come along with the sneezing and watery eyes.

Go here to the Wyeth web site for more than 20 coupons worth up to $38 total.

Two great deals, $20+ in coupons, from Kmart

Here's one to bookmark and keep handy for the next few months: a coupon for $10 off your next $20 purchase at Kmart. Or better yet, download the pdf onto your machine so you can continue to print it out if it disappears.

While it appears you can print this one as many times as you want, however you can only use one coupon per transaction. Of course, it's not below me to go through the line several times to make several transactions. The coupon is good until May 22.

Now, there are some restrictions. You can't use it on "Buy one, get one" events; non-merchandise; concessions; federal or state regulated items; alcohol; tobacco; fuel; items behind the pharmacy counter; prescriptions; prior purchases; partial-paid special order items; Lands' End; Two Hearts Maternity; Sears merchandise rung on Sears registers within Kmart and some other legal mumbo jumbo. That said, I think there is plenty of the store that qualifies.

If you're a regular Kmart shopper, you may also want to consider singing up for Kmart's email savings club here, which promises to send you email deals several times a week, starting with two coupons for $5 off a $50 purchase.

Daily Discount -- Barnes & Noble

I thought I'd start a new feature here: a daily discount code for online purchases.

If there is a specific retailer you are interested in, let me know and I'll see what I can find. Otherwise I'll try to find a variety of useful online deals.

Here's today's discount: buy one paperback at Barnes & Nobel, get one for half price. Use the discount code V9L9E3J at checkout.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another VistaPrint FREEBIE -- a 3x1.6' banner

Here's another fun one from VistaPrint -- a free 3-foot-by-1.6-foot banner.

Make one to direct guests to a party, embarrass a friend or family member on their birthday, or congratulate a kid for good grades or a graduation.

As always with VistaPrint, you can get more than one for free (regular price $14), but you will have to place more than one order. And you still will be on the hook for shipping, which starts at about $4.

More FREEBIES from VistaPrint

The folks at VistaPrint have a few new freebie deals (all you pay is shipping, which starts at about $4).

First on the list are photo calendars. True, we are almost three months into the year. But that means there are still nine months left.

Choose from a standard wall calendar (regular price $16), desk calendar (regular price $6), poster calendars (regular price $7), wallet calendars (regular price $20) or 10 calendar magnets (regular price $13).

Can't decide? Order one of each. Want more than one? To get seconds or more free, you have to place separate orders.

These would make great presents for birthday's, Easter, Mother's Day or just for yourself.

Go here to start making your own personalized calendars.

Mmmmmake your own peanut clusters -- $2.25 in coupons and a recipe

Just an hour or so ago, my fiance and I were enjoying some chocolate peanut clusters he brought home from Food Lion, and I was thinking aloud that this was a candy I could make at home, and they would be even better

Then I sat down at my computer and discovered that the folks over at the Mr. Peanut fan page on Facebook (here) are offering a $1.50 coupon to their fans (expires 4/18/10).

I also found a coupon for 75 cents off one package of Nestle Toll House morsels here.

Here's how I plan to make them:
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups salted Spanish peanuts
Line a baking pan with parchment or foil sprayed with baking spray. Melt chips in the top of a double boiler on the stove. When smooth, add peanuts and stir to combine. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on the prepared baking pan and set aside in a cool place (or the refrigerator) to harden. Store in the refrigerator.

$8 in dairy coupons

I saw this great one over on The Closeout Kid's blog here (thanks!) and I had to pass it along.

The folks at the Organic Valley coop are offering up to $8 in coupons for dairy products on their web site here. Get $1 off everything from milk and eggs to cheese and butter.

Not sure where to buy Organic Valley products? Check out their store locator here.

Celebrate St. Pat's Italian style for FREE

Sorry I'm a bit late at getting this one out, but there is still time to make your way over to Fazoli's to get your free green Italian Lemon Ice today (no purchase necessary). Go here to print out your coupon.

You can find the Fazoli's closest to you here.

More FREE business cards -- be creative!!

I have to thank fan Laura P.L. for this tip.

The folks at are offering 50 free personalized photo business cards. All you pay is $6 in shipping (granted, that is more than you pay to have the free cards shipped from Vista Print, which I told you about last week. But it appears you have more options to use your own photos on the cards with this deal).

To get yours, go here.

Don't have a business to publicize? Be creative. Make "mommy cards" to leave when you take your children to play at other's houses. Include your name, cell phone number, and the numbers of other emergency contacts. Use a photo of your kids or their artwork, include a message from the kids and make refrigerator magnets out of them for gifts for teachers and grandparents (you can buy the sticky sided magnets at craft supply stores). What else could you do with these?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FREE potatoes are back!! And $1.50 off Oscar Meyer bacon!

The folks over at Klondike potatoes -- which sells the Green Giant name -- are offering another free potato deal. Only this time, instead of buying two, you only have to buy one 5-pound bag of their Rose or Russet potatoes to get one free!

You do have to provide your email address and register for their site to get the coupon. Go here to do that.

That should make fan Kim P-M happy. Last time around she was intimidated by three bags of potatoes.

Not sure what to do with them?? Here is my family's favorites:

Roasted red potatoes (you can do this with any waxy potato)
4-6 potatoes, washed and cut into bite size chunks
2 T extra virgin olive oil or melted butter
1/2 onion, diced
kosher salt
Seasonings of choice (see below)
Preheat oven to 375. Toss potatoes, onions, oil or butter and seasonings together in a roasting pan. Roast until cooked through and golden, about 45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt when done.
* Seasonings: Be creative, or choose from this list:
1 package french onion soup mix
1 T oregano
1 T crushed rosemary
*Note: I always make extras, and save them until the next morning, when I heat them in a dry frying pan. Remove from pan and keep warm on a plate. Fry an egg to your liking and slide on top.

Or, combine your potatoes with this coupon for $1.50 off Oscar Meyer bacon (available here) and do a potato skin-style red potato
4-6 red skin potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
4 T butter, melted
1 T olive oil
1 cup cheddar cheese
8 slices bacon, cooked
chopped chives
sour cream
Preheat oven to 450 F. Mix together butter and olive oil. Toss potatoes in butter mixture.
Bake potatoes, turning once, until cooked through, about 30 to 40 minutes. Top with cheese and bacon. Return to oven until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Top with chopped chives and serve with sour cream.

FREE stuff -- gotta love Vocal Point

If you aren't already a member of Vocal Point, a marketing division of Proctor & Gamble, you should be. In mid-February they offered a free full-size bottle of Panteen shampoo (mine arrived in the mail -- along with three $2 off coupons -- yesterday). Today it's a free to-go pack of Puff's Plus, available here.

Typically these freebies go fast, so you'll have to act fast.

If you aren't already a member, go here to sign up.

Ritz ups the ante -- to FREE -- for Facebook fans

Late last week I told you about the $1 off coupon for Ritz new munchables that I found hidden on Ritz Crackers fan page on Facebook.

Today I discovered they have upped the ante. Now instead of a coupon if you click on the "Open for Fun" on their page here you'll be directed to a form to fill out for a free sample to be mailed to your home.

Yea Facebook!

Monday, March 15, 2010

This week's FREE music!

I've said before how much I love downloading free songs. It's a great way to check out some new music and artists before paying for an entire album.

Noisetrade is a great way to try out new songs from new artists, who upload their own singles for free downloads. To get the music for free, Noisetrade asks you to pass the word along to five friends. Or you have the option of paying "any amount" to get MP3s.

Go here to see what's available and begin adding new music directly from the performers.

Thanks to fan Daniel C. for letting me know about this one!

FREE veggies -- some assembly required.

The folks at Dinner Garden want to help you plant a garden. The non-profit company has partnered with organizations across the country to distribute free seeds. Find locations here. Not located near any of the partners? Scroll to the end of the list and fill out the form to have you seeds mailed to you free of charge.

The 501(c)(3) organization does ask for a donation, but it is not required. And you can donate cash, or if you have seeds that you didn't use last year, you can send those along to be passed on to others.

No space is too small for a garden. This year the nine of us are living in a condo, without much gardening space. But I refuse to give up on growing a few things of my own. So it looks like this year it'll be in big pots on my deck and patio.

Find out more about The Dinner Garden here.

Another FREE photo book and $10 photo credit

Sorry I'm late on this one, but I was out of town for the weekend.

Sunday's Target ad had a deal for a free photo book from Kodak Gallery.

Go here to create your book 5x5.75 Pocket Photo Book (a $9.99 value). You will have to pay shipping. Enter the code tgtfreebook at checkout. Offer expires March 21.

The ad also included a deal from Shutterfly. Create a new account and get $10 to use toward any Shutterfly product, including photo books, calendars and posters. Go here to get started.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another great week!!

I think it's been another great week, and I'm really excited about all the fans (we're within a breath of the 500 mark -- help us get there by spreading the word!) and all the savings, which topped $300 this week. In case you missed anything this week, here's the wrap up:

FREE herb seeds here.
FREE Blockbuster movie rental for good grades here.
FREE spring cleaning package from Right at Home (this one has expired).
FREE Chuck E. Cheese tokens for good grades here.
FREE chocolate dipped fruit (this one has expired).
FREE personalized items -- post cards, business cards, cards -- here.
FREE Go Lean sample here.
FREE doughnuts for good grades here.
FREE Italian ice here.
FREE fabric softener sample here.
FREE entree at Cheeseburger in Paradise here.
FREE Redbox movie rental here.
Coupon for $2 a $10 purchase at Friendly's here.
FREE Aveda lotion here.
Coupon for $1 off batteries here.
FREE coffee sample here.
FREE sampler album from NPR and iTunes here.
FREE ice cream here.
$10 off $20 tab at Smokey Bones here.
FREE Bath and Body Works lip care coupon here.
$1 Ritz coupon here.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yea Facebook!!

I'm starting to feel like Facebook is more than a social networking sight -- it's a big game of hide and seek.

It seems there are coupons and freebies out there, seek and ye shall find.

I just discovered this $1 off Ritz Munchables on the Ritz fan page. Go here, become a fan and then click on the "Open for Fun" tab to find the link to the coupon.

Have you found coupons or freebies on Facebook?? If you have, please share!! You can either post them on the Cheap Cheap facebook page here, or email me at