Saturday, May 30, 2009

Free Ice Cream Day at Walmart: TODAY

Stop by your local Walmart Supercenter today between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for FREE ICE CREAM! Here are the treats you can choose from while supplies last:

1.57 fl oz. Dibs Snack Bag
2.4 fl oz. Blue Bunny Aspen Frozen Yogurt Granola Bar
4 oz. Ben & Jerry’s Flipped Out Cup

Click here to see if your local store is one of the 2,000 Supercenters participating.

Hat tip to Hip 2 Save.

$5 Dog Food Coupon!


Click above to sign up for $5 off Eukanuba dog food! You don't see these really high-value coupons come along every day, so if you have a dog or know someone who does, be sure to snag yours before they are gone. These high value Qs often match up for a great deal, so don't miss out!

Friday, May 29, 2009

General Mills deals: available through Sunday only!

Betty Crocker Spring Recipes

Available through tomorrow (5/31), sign up with General Mills to get some great free spring recipes, as well as savings offers for General Mills products! Click the image above to sign up through Sunday.

LUVS diaper samples and coupons


For all you new and expecting mommies, here's a deal you won't want to miss. Sign up for the LUVS monthly newsletter and receive special offers, diaper coupons and/or samples! Sign up here.

Nampa, Idaho Office Max Store Closing

If you live near Nampa, Idaho, be sure to swing by the Nampa location of Office Max to snag some great deals on office supplies.

The Nampa store will be closing in June, and they have ALL their merchandise store-wide marked at 50% or more off retail price! 

My husband and I were in there yesterday and found the toner cartridges for our laser printer marked at half price, so we were thrilled. 

I've got some yard sale money set aside, and I'm planning to head back to Office Max sometime this weekend to purchase some home organization items to help get my closets under control. They had TONS of really high quality organizational tools all marked at least 50% off, so I figured this is my chance to make my closets look and function like something out of Real Simple magazine.... without breaking the bank.

Awesome Deal: Radio Flyer Classic Rocking Horse for only $29.99!

Looking for a really special baby shower gift or young child's gift at an AWESOME price? Right now on Amazon, you can get this Radio Flyer Classic Wood Rocking Horse for only $29.99! This usually sells for over $100, so this is a steal!

I know it's only May, but it's not too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts or birthday/ baby shower gifts that you have coming up in the next several months. I've found that snagging great deals on gifts when they come along saves my family a lot over the course of a year! Plus, when I buy at 75% to 80% off normal retail, I'm able to get a much nicer gift than I would otherwise be able to afford!

Hat tip to 'Deal'lectible Mommies!

Fridays = Free Chocolate

Don't forget to go here to sign up for your free chocolate today! Yum!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Old Navy: Extra 50% off clearance prices

It's my favorite time of year at Old Navy right now: Extra 50% off all clearanced-priced items! Every item in Old Navy with an orange clearance tag is now 50% off the lowest clearance price through May 31st. Woo-hoo! 

Here are some of the great deals I was able to find today (showing the final price I paid):

Toddler girl's striped shirt: $2.25
Men's dress socks: $.49
Men's striped polo: $3.99

There were TONS of other great options, like women's sweaters for $4-8, nightgowns for $4, LOTS of pants for under $10 and much more. 

And as a side note: For those of you following, the site is scheduled to reset on Sunday, not Friday, this week. The coveted $75/$100 Q will be back!

Pixar Movie Deal at Target!

If you are planning to catch Disney/Pixar's newest theatrical release: Up, check out this awesome deal idea at Target. This deal gives you a Pixar DVD, 2 packs of Rayovac Batteries and a ticket to see Up all for a total of $10.99. Sweet! Here's how it works:

Buy Disney/Pixar Movie $13.99 (on sale this week at Target, specially marked DVDs have a code inside the package for a free movie ticket to see Up)
Buy 2 Rayovac $1.00 batteries (in the $1 section at Target)
Total out of pocket: $15.99
Submit for Disney/Rayovac Rebate: -$5.00
Final Cost: $10.99 for Movie and Batteries and a Disney Movie UP Voucher.

For more details on how to snag this deal, click here.

That's a pretty sweet deal if you were already planning to see this movie!

Disney Books!

We're big Disney fans around here! So this book club deal caught my eye:

Buy Wall•e at $4.99 (+ $4.99 shipping,) and get the two books
Cinderella and Cars, and a backseat car organizer free. Three books and a backseat organizer for under $10 total!

Or, you can select two more bonus books for $3.99, so you end up with five Disney books and the organizer for under $14 including shipping– an even better deal.

Just a note: taking advantage of this offer will automatically sign you up for their once-a-month book club, but you are not obligated to continue it. If you want to take advantage of this deal but not remain in the club, just be sure to cancel your membership immediately. By taking advantage of this type of introductory offer, you can often get a GREAT deal as long as you remember to cancel the membership!

Just click the picture above- it's linked to the site if you're interested.

Free Burt's Bees lip balm

Burt's Bees is giving away 1,000 free lip balms per day for 25 days straight. Just go here starting at 9 a.m. EST each day to sign up!

I'm Back!

Hello, dear Frugal Muse readers. My apologies for the silence over the past few days. I've been sick, out of town, and then having fun with house guests! But never fear– I'm now back with LOTS of good freebies and deals to post. I'll get us all caught up just as quickly as I can!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Super Savings Round-Up

Here's what I was able to pick up this week:

Albertson's 1


(6) Philadelphia Cream Cheese @ $2.49
(4) Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes @ $2.50
(2) Tropicana50 OJ @ $2.50
(2) Kraft Singles cheese @ $1.88 (with in-ad coupon)
(2) Yoplait Trix yogurt cups @ $2.50

Coupons used in four transactions:

(3) $1/2 Philly cream cheese
(3) $.40/1 Betty Crocker cookie mix
(2) $1/1 Tropicana50
(1) $1/2 Kraft Singles
(1) $.75/2 Yoplait Trix
Store coupon: Philly cream cheese for $.88 each
Store coupon: Kraft singles for $1.88
10 Albertson's doublers 
$3 catalina from last week

Total out of pocket including tax: $6.54 

Albertson's 2


(6) Kraft salad dressings @ $1.50
(3) Honey Maid graham crackers @ $2.49
(3) Jet Puff Marshmallows @ $1.00
(3) Hershey's chocolate bars 6-pk @ $3.00
(6) Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ @ $1.00
(2) French's mustard at $1.50

Coupons used:

(2) $.75/1 French's mustard
(6) $1.50/1 Kraft dressing
(6) $1/1 Sweet Baby Ray's
(3) $1 off when you buy grahams, chocolate and marshmallows
(9) Alberson double coupons in 4 transactions

Total out of pocket including tax: $1.76!

Rite Aid


Dry Idea Clinical Deodorant @ $5.99
Suave Invisible Solid @ $2.00
Wound Wash Antibacterial @ $5.49
Bayer Quick Release 10 ct. @ $3.99
Alaway Eye Drops @ $7.99

Total before Qs and Rebates: $25.46

Coupons Used:

$5/$25 Rite Aid Purchase printable
$4/1 Alaway
$2/1 Dry Idea
$1/1 Wound Wash peelie found on product
$1.50/1 Bayer Quick Release printable

Final Cost: $11.96 + $1.53 tax = $13.49
(Paid $10 on gift card and $3.49 out of pocket)

Rebates that I will receive back from Rite Aid: $24.96! Profit of $11.47!!

How did you do on bargain shopping this week? Any great deals to report?

Friday, May 22, 2009

For Teachers and Educators: Free LEGO kit and contest!

This is the coolest giveaway/contest I've seen in a long time! LEGO is hosting a contest for teachers and educators of all ages. The contest: create an educational activity using only the pieces included in the LEGO smart kit, which you can request free by signing up here.

For this LEGO-loving family, I'm totally excited about this giveaway/contest. And since my husband is a university professor, he qualifies to receive the kit and enter the contest. I can't wait to see what he comes up with!

I know we've got a lot of readers from families of educators. I hope you all enjoy this one!

Free Chocolate Today!

Today is Friday..... which means FREE CHOCOLATE from Mars Candy! Just go here and be one of the first 250,000 to sign up. Yum!

Mega Swag Friday

Search & Win

Just a quick reminder that today is a Mega Swagbucks day at swagbucks! Search today for an even great chances of winning big with swagbucks!

I am the hugest fan of this site! Yesterday I ordered some birthday gifts from Amazon using the gift cards I've earned from Swagbucks. Can't beat it!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Free Oscar Mayer Beef Franks

Simply go to this link and sign up. Kraft will send you a coupon for a free package of beef franks.

Hat tip to Money Saving Mom.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

$5/$25 Walgreens Coupon: 5/20 & 5/21 only

This Wednesday and Thursday only, get $5 off of your purchase of $25 or more at Walgreens. Go here to print your coupon!

Your total has to reach $25 after all coupons and store sales have been applied and before tax. So your best bet is to ring up a transaction with lots Register Rewards items. 

I usually find that the $20 out of pocket (after the $5 off) is just too much to justify using this coupon. But occasionally there's a deal scenario or a particular product that makes these coupons worthwhile. 

If I come up with a scenario that looks like a great deal, I'll let you know. If anybody has any ideas for maximizing this Q, I'd love to hear!

$1 Old Navy Flip Flop Day: May 23rd

This Saturday (May 23), Old Navy will be hosting a huge sale on flip flops: all solid colored flip flops will cost only $1 all day!

I've gone to this sale in years past at Old Navy, and here's what I learned from my experience: Go early in the day if you want a good selection of colors and sizes. At a buck a pop, the popular colors and common sizes go quickly.

Enjoy this nice little frugal summer "kick-off"!

Hat tip to A Thrifty Mom.

Regional Blog Resources

I'm absolutely thrilled that so many people nationwide are regularly visiting The Frugal Muse to cash in on great deals! Just check out this map, which shows where just our last 100 visitors came from (screen shot taken last night at 10 p.m.):

Coast to Coast! Pretty cool, huh!? 

Most of the deals that I share here on The Frugal Muse apply nationwide, but some are regional in nature. I think that every great couponer has an extensive list of blogs they check at least once a day to stay up-to-date on the latest deals. 

Of course, I love to see you all at The Frugal Muse everyday... but I also want to help you find blogs that will help you score great regional deals, too! 

Here are a few regional blogs (which also list national deals, too, of course) I've found that I thought I'd pass on to you:

For Oklahomans: (esp. Tulsa Metro):

For Arkansans:

For Idahoans: 

For Canadians:
Frugal Family Life

I would love to keep expanding this list so that it includes all fifty states and even other countries. So let me know if you have a blog based in your region that you'd love to see added to the list!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Great P.F. Chang's Deal

From now through June 14, purchase any entree at P.F. Chang's and get a free order of their famous lettuce wraps!

Um.... yes, please! I love P.F. Chang's!

Go here to sign up for their e-mails and you will receive a coupon in your inbox. My husband took me to P.F. Chang's last week for an early anniversary dinner, and the manager actually told us that this promotion was in the works. Glad to see it's up and running!

The portion sizes of their entrees are large, so one entree and an order of lettuce wraps would definitely be enough to feed at least two people. My entree there last week cost about $12.95– and when you consider their portion sizes combined with this promotion, this deal could make for a very nice and inexpensive night out!
 Hat tip to Hip 2 Save.

*UPDATE* A Dozen Krispy Kremes for $.99!

*UPDATE* Apparently, this promotion will be good only in the following markets in Texas: Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi and Laredo. So if you live in one of these Texas areas, you're in luck! 

On Saturday, May 23, you can pick up a dozen original glazed donuts for only $.99 at your local Krispy Kreme. What a yummy way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend!

As always, you may want to call ahead to your local Krispy Kreme to make sure they are participating in this promotion!

Walgreens Scenario Ideas

If you are looking for some good transaction scenarios for "rolling" RRs* this week at Walgreens, check out these awesome transaction ideas from Heather over at NWA Deals:

Transaction #1

Colgate Visible White $4.49
3 Sunday Papers $3.75
Used 1 - $1.00/1 Colgate Visible White
Used 2- $2.50 Bayer Quick Crystal Register Rewards
Used 1- $2.00 Register Reward from Right Guard

= $0.24 OOP (Got Back $4.50 in Register Rewards)

Transaction #2

Dry Idea Deodorant $5.99
Skintamate Shave Gel $1.99
Filler - Clearance Breath Mints $0.14
Used 1- $2.00/1 Dry Idea Coupon
Used 1- $0.75/1 Skintamate Coupon
Used 1- $4.50/1 Colgate Coupon from Last Week

= $0.88 (Got back $5.00 RR from Dry Idea, & $1.00 RR from Skintamate)

Transaction #3

Dry Idea Deodorant $5.99
Bayer Quick Crystals $2.49
2 Fillers - Walgreens Kleenex $0.29 each
Used $2.00/1 Dry Idea Coupon
Used $1.00/1 Bayer Coupon
Used $4.50 Register Rewards from Colgate (Transaction #1)
Used $1.00/1 Skintamate Register Rewards (Transaction #2)

= $0.56 (Got Back $5.00 RR from Dry Idea, & $2.50 RR from Bayer)

Transaction #4

Colgate Visible White $4.49
Bayer Quick Crystals $2.49
Filler - Clearance Jiffy Pancake Mix $0.22
Used $1.00/1 Colgate Coupon
Used $1.00/1 Bayer Coupon
Used $5.00 Register Reward from Dry Idea

= $0.20 OOP (Got Back $4.50 RR from Colgate, & $2.50 RR from Bayer)

For even more details about these transactions, see Heather's full post here.

*For newbies: to "roll" an RR means to use an RR from a previous transaction to pay for a new RR promotion. It keeps your out of pocket expense low and you still get the RR back at the end of the transaction.

Hat tip to NWA Deals!

Just Because I think this is Awesome

Did you know that every spring in San Francisco, there's a huge event called BYOBW (Bring Your Own Big Wheel)?! It's an all-out race where adults ride Big Wheels down the curvy streets of San Fran. Awesome. Check it out:

I saw this on an blog and just had to post it. If this whets your appetite for Big Wheels, here is our classic friend in all its glory:

Also, I heard that a Tulsa, Oklahoma area non-profit will be sponsoring a similar Big Wheel event to raise money to fight cancer on June 14, 2009– but I couldn't find any specifics about this year's race. The event is called The Tulsa Big Wheel. What a fun way to raise money fight cancer!

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled frugal programming. I just thought some of you might enjoy that little Big Wheel blast to the past like I did. :-)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Free DiGiorno Flatbread Melts

Starting tonight at midnight (EST), you can go here to get a coupon for a fre DiGiorno Flatbread Melts product. The first 100,000 who sign up will be mailed a coupon for a free Flatbread Melt.

Hat tip to Freebies 4 Mom.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Walgreens Deals: May 17- 23

Here are some of the best deals I see at Walgreens this week:

Free this week:

Colgate Visible White Toothpaste $4.99
Use $1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Get $4.99 in Register Rewards
Final Cost: Free plus $1.00 Money Maker!

Bayer Quick Release Crystals $2.49
Use $1.00/1 Bayer Quick Release Product (if your store has this coupon on display)
Get $2.49 n Register Rewards
Final cost: Free plus $1.00 Money Maker

Right Guard Deodorant $5.99
Use $1.00/1  from 4/19 SS or Printable Coupon
Get $5.00 in Register Rewards
Final Cost: Free after coupon and Register Reward

Carefree Pantiliners $0.99 with In Ad Coupon
Use $1.00/1 coupon from various magazines
Final Cost: Free after coupon

Nature's Bounty Vitamins: B1G1 free
Use (2) $2/1 Printable Coupons
Final Cost: 2 items for free on any items priced $4 or less!

Skintimate Shave Cream $1.99
Use $1.00/1 from 4/26 SS
Get $1.00 RR back*
Final Cost: Free after coupon and Register Reward

Good Deals this week:

Edge Shave Gel: $1.99
Use $.75/1 from 5/17 SS
Get $1.00 RR back*
Final price: $.24 each

*The Edge and Skintimates deals are the same promotion, so only one RR will print per transaction, even if you buy both.

Bic Utility Lighter $2.99
Use $1.00 printable coupon
Get $1.00 RR back
Final Cost: $.99 after coupon and RR

Benefiber Powder $4.99
use $2.00 coupon from 4/5 Red Plum
Get $2.oo RR back
Final Cost: $.99 after coupon and RR

Band Aids 2/$5
[Spend $10 get $4 Register Reward] 
use (4) $1.00/1 from 4/26 Red Plum
Final Cost: $.50 each when you buy four

S’Mores Supplies 2/$6, buy 2 get free marshmallows
Honey Maid Graham Crackers $3
use $1.00/1 Kraft printable 
Final Price: $5 for a boxes of grahams, package of Hershey's Chocolate and a bag of marshmallows

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner $2.79 B1G1 free
Use (2) $.50/1 coupons from 4/26 Smart Source
Final Cost: $.90 each when you buy two

Glade Spray $.99 with in-ad coupon
Use B1G1 coupon from 5/10 Smart Source
Final Cost: $.50 each

For even more deals, Check out Hip 2 Save.

Super Savings Round-Up: Our $50 of groceries this week

Wow- what a week! I've been a busy little shopper this week, trying to cash in on all these great deals for my stockpile.

Around our house, we budget $50/week for all of our groceries and household needs. I was really pleased with what we were able to get this week. For all of the shopping trips below,  we spent$42.02 including tax. (Plus, we earned an extra $2.50 in RR profit to spend at Walgreens, and $3 in catalinas to spend at Albertsons)

 I hope you'll forgive the poor quality of these pics. I had to take them on my iPhone, which has a dirty lens! At any rate, here's what I was able to round up this week for our $50 budget:



(4) Ritz Crackers @ $2.89
(12) Kraft BBQ sauce @ $1
(6) Capri Sun @ $2.50
(13) Kraft Mac N Cheese $1
(4) Kraft EasyMac cups @ $1
(2) Treetop 3-pk juice boxes @ $1
(2) Treetop 64 oz. @ $2.50
(1) Kraft Deluxe Mac N Chees @ $2.50

Total [on sale] retail price before coupons and promotions: $65.06

Coupons used:
About a million Kraft printable Qs. 
Albertsons 3-day coupon Ritz @ $1.88
Plus 12 Albertsons coupon doublers: -$12
Plus -$15 for the $3/$10 Kraft promotion
Plus $5 catalina from first two transactions rolled into the next transaction

Total out of pocket after coupons and promotions: $1.22 + $2.04 tax = $3.26
Plus, received back $3.00 RR on final transaction
Final cost after coupons, promotions and RRs: $.26!!



(1) Bayer Breeze 2 monitor @ $14.99
(3) Colgate toothpaste @ $2.99
(2) Colage toothbrushes @ $2.99
(1) Omega 3 Fish Oil supplement @ $8
(3) Bayer Quick Release @ $2.49
(1) Peter Pan Peanut Butter [not pictured, already being consumed :-)] clearanced to $.87
(7) Real Soft tissue (for fillers on multiple transactions) 4-pk clearanced to $.70
(1) $1 donation to fight cancer/ Revlon coupons @ $1
(1) Roots of Nature hair moisturizer @ $6

Total retail cost before coupons: $43.19

Coupons used:

(1) up to $30/1 Bayer Breeze 2
(3) $1/1 Colgate toothpaste
(2) $1/1 Colgate toothbrush
(2) $1/1 Bayer Quick Release
$31.50 in Register Rewards from previous weeks

Total out of pocket (on gift card): $2.69 + $3.43 = $6.12 total.
RRs received back: $34 ( - $31.50 RRs rolled = $2.50 RR profit)
Final cost after RR profit: $3.62

And most importantly, I was able to roll $31.50 of RRs that were expiring on Tuesday!

Fred Meyer:


(8) Coppertone Kids sunblock sticks @ $3.99
(2) Fresh Express Garden Salad @ $.98
(1) Simply Limeade @ $2.76 (Just a treat per my hubby's request!)
(1) MD Toilet Tissue 12 double rolls @ $4.88

Retail price before coupons: $41.52

Coupons used:

(8) $4/1 Coppertone product
(1) 2 for $1 Fresh Express salad store coupon

Total price after coupons: $8.64
Total out of pocket including tax: $11.13


(4) Tillamook 1 lb. butter @ $2.15
(10) Birds Eye frozen veggies @ $1.15
(4) Band Aid 10-count bandages @ $1.24
(1) Wet Ones antibacterial wipes @ $2.22
(2) Dole canned pineapple @ $.58
(1) Great Value grape jelly @ $1.28
(2) Quaker Tortillaz chips @ $1.37
(4) Sunday Newspapers @ $.85

Total retail price before coupons/price matching: $36.71

Coupons used:

(4) price matched Tillamook butter @ $1.50 each
(5) $1/2 Birds Eye veggies
(4) $1/1 Band Aid
(1) $1/1 Wet Ones
(1) $1/2 Dole canned fruit
(2) $1/1 Quaker Tortillaz

Total price after coupons/price matching: $20.71
Total out of pocket including tax: $22.71

Sam's Club:

[Sorry- didn't get a photo!]


(3) Gallons of whole milk @ $1.75
(2) Gallons of fat free milk @ $1.50
(1) 3 lb bunch of bananas @ $1.23
(1) 2-pk Loaves of whole wheat bread @ $3.08
1.5 dozen eggs @ $1.48
[I must have gotten something else because this doesn't add up... but I can't remember!]

Total cost including tax: $16.92 - $10 gift card Sam's Club gave us for renewing = only $6.92!

Anybody have some good deals from this week you want to share?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Free All Bran Promise Pack

Kellogg's is offering a free All Bran Promise Pack when you sign up here. You'll get a free sample of Strawberry Medley Cereal, a Strawberry Drizzle Fiber Bar, a Red Rasberry Fiber Drink Mix and $4 in coupons.

Just a reminder: Mega Swag Day

Just a quick reminder to all of you Swagbucks users: today is a great day to do your Internet searching with Swagbucks, because you have the opportunity to earn MegaSwagbucks on Fridays! So start searching and earning!

New to Swagbucks? Click here to learn more about it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Free Sample of Bodycology from Walmart

Go here to request your free sample of Bodycology products from Walmart!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Good Toy Deal at Amazon!

At our house, Mega Bloks are probably our most-loved toy. My son and daughter are close enough in age that they both really enjoy the blocks, and it is one of the toys that keeps them independently entertained for the longest periods of time!

So, I was super excited when I saw this great deal on Amazon: 

"Through May 30th, purchase $30 of qualifying MEGA Brands items, and receive a free building set."

With this promotion, you can get $100 worth of Mega Bloks or STRUXX toys for a total of about $30 including shipping. If you have birthday parties coming up, this would be a great way to give a super-nice gift at a very reasonable cost! If you copy something similar to my transaction below, you could give three very nice gifts for about $10 each- great, considering one of them retails for up to $69.99!

Here's how it works:

When you purchase $30 of qualifying MEGA products (click on one of the sets below, then look for the link in the promotion box to find the list of qualifying products), you get to choose one of the following awesome sets free:

I was looking for a good, fresh toy to take with us for our extended stay with the kids' grandparents this summer, and I think this is just the ticket! Plus as an added bonus, I was able to purchase these items using Amazon gift cards I earned through Swagbucks!

Here's how my transaction worked out:

I purchased:

Plus, all qualified for Free Shipping (make sure to select "Free Super Saver Shipping"... it will not automatically select the free shipping for you at checkout!)

Final cost: $31.98- all paid with Amazon gift cards!

I was super pleased with this deal, since it cost me nothing out-of-pocket and provided just over $100 (original retail list price) worth of great toys to help keep my kids occupied this summer.

Hat tip to Hip 2 Save for pointing me toward this nice deal!

Personalized Children's Book: shipped for $.01

Click here to order a children's birthday book personalized with your child's name and three of his/her friends' names! Under a promotion that is for TODAY ONLY, the entire cost of the order (including shipping) will be only $.01. Limit one per household.

What a fun little birthday goodie for a little munchkin in your house!

Hat tip to Moms by Heart.

ANOTHER free card from

I'm really starting to love with all of these free card codes they are offering! They just released another free code: CARD4U

To get your free card, just go here, create and personalize your card, address it and enter the code at checkout. Shipping is free, too! 

Send your free card now before the code expires!

Hat tip to Moms By Heart.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Free one-day pass to Sam's Club

For any of you who have been considering warehouse club shopping but haven't yet purchased a membership, here's your chance to try it out, obligation free. Sam's Club is offering a coupon here for a free one-day trial membership to Sam's Club.

Even if you don't plan to join, this would be a great incentive to take advantage of. Sam's club has really good prices on some family essentials, like milk. My husband and I have a Sam's Club membership, and we have more than paid for the membership fee in what we saved on milk in the last year. Around our geographic area, we save about $.50 to $1 per gallon by buying at Sam's.

Enjoying checking out Sam's free for a day!

$5 Jennie-O Turkey Q

Right now, be one of the first 25,000 to register here and Jennie-O will send you a free coupon booklet including a $5 Q for Jennie-O turkey. My guess is that this will make for some free turkey for those who get this Q!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Reader tip: Free Dora Kids Vitamins at Walgreens

A Frugal Muse reader reported this clearance deal at Walgreens:

Dora Kids Vitamins by Centrum is clearanced down to $1.79 at some Walgreens, and some of the boxes even had $2/1 coupons attached to them, making them free! There are also some $2/1 Centrum coupons from recent inserts, which would also make this a nice freebie.

Hat tip to Sarah!

Free Coppertone Kids Sunblock at Fred Meyer

For those of you with a Fred Meyer nearby, be sure to pick up this great freebie at Fred Meyer this week:

Coppertone Kids sunblock sticks are on sale for $3.99. Plus, the store has $4/1 any Coppertone sun product manufacturer Qs on tearpads hanging on the sunblock displays. Free sunblock!

A couple of things to note:

• Your cashier may have to adjust the coupon down since it is one penny more than the sale price. My cashier at first told me that it wouldn't work. I politely told her that it should, and she called the manager and quickly found out how to do it. The more I coupon, the more I learn to stand my ground on a deal that is legitimate and ethical. The store will get back the full reimbursement for that coupon, so it is no different to the store than if I handed her $4 cash.

• You may not be able to find these sunblock sticks in the aisle with the beauty and cosmetic products, even though there is a small selection of sunblock there. I found them on a separate cardboard center-aisle display with the man. Q tearpads hanging on the display.

• I was able to snag 8 of these for free today! You could theoretically take everything they had in stock and get it free, but it's nice to leave some for the next person. If they are out, grab the tear pad Qs and ask for a rain check on the sale price.

Target + New Kraft Qs = some sweet deals.

Okay, I hope you've printed your high-value Kraft Qs! If so, check out these sweet deals you can get at Target with those great printable coupons:

Crystal Light Drink Mixes: $2.99
Buy (1) Crystal Light Drink Mixes @ $2.99
Buy (1) Crystal Light Skin Essentials @ $2.99
Use 1 $1.00 printable
Use 1 Buy 1 get one FREE Crystal Light Essential Printable coupon
Use 2 $1.00/1 Target Printable
Final Cost: FREE after coupons 

Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese: $1.50
Use $1.00 printable
Final Cost:$0.50 each

Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs: $1.93
Use $1.00 printable
Use $1.00 Target Printable
Final Cost: FREE plus $0.07 in overage 

Kraft Mayo: $1.99
Buy (2) Kraft Mayo @ $1.99
Use (2) $1/1 printable Qs
Final cost: $.49 each

Kraft Salad Dressings: $1.59
Buy (2) Kraft Dressings @ $1.59
Use (2) $1/1 printables or $1.50/1 from 5/10 insert
Final Cost: Free + possible overage

Kraft Easy Mac single serve cups: $.77
Buy (2) Easy Mac cups
Use the $1/2 printable
Final cost: $.27 each

Ritz Bits: $2.00 
Use the $1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Final Cost: $1.00 after coupon

Ritz Crackers: $2.50
Use the $1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Use the $1.00/1 Target Printable
Final Cost: $.50

Triscuit or Wheat Thins: $2.04
Use the $1/1 printable
Final Cost: $1.04

I don't have the current price on the following items, but I'll try to track it down. But these are bound to be good deals since we have a manufacturer's Q and a Target Q to combine! If anyone knows what these are priced at Target, let us know!

Oreo Cakesters: ?
Use the $1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Use the $1.00/1 Target Printable

Kraft Cheese: ?
Use the $1.00/2 Printable Coupon
Use the $1.00/2 Target Printable

Hat tip to Hip 2 Save and NWA deals.

Two more sites for printing the Kraft Qs

Great news! Even if you've already printed the high-value Kraft Qs from the Kraft website, you can still print a new set at and  This means that for each computer you have in your house, you should be able to print up to 6 of each coupon!

I recommend printing any Qs for products that you regularly buy or might buy in the next month, and I recommend that you print them as soon as possible! These high-value coupons always reach their print limits quickly, and you don't want to miss out..

I'm working on compiling a list of freebies and cheapies you can get at different stores with these Qs, so check back tonight or tomorrow for that!

Free Kraft BBQ Sauce: Target, Walmart and Albertsons!

Craving a little southern BBQ this week? Then pick some up for FREE at Walmart and Target... and it's a MONEY MAKER at Pacific Northwest Albertson's this week!

First, print the $1/1 coupons here, here and here. You can print two per site, per computer. So for every computer you have access to, you should be able to print 6 coupons.

Then, pick up your free sauce:

Walmart and Target:
18 oz. bottles priced at around $.97-$.99
Use $1/1 Q
Final cost: Free!

Use this scenario at Albertons to make it a money maker:

Buy (6) Kraft BBQ sauce @ $1
Buy (4) Kraft EasyMac Cups @ $1
= $10 before Qs and promotions
- $3 register will automatically subtract for this week's promotion
- $6 [Use (6) $1/1 Kraft Qs (or $.75/1 Q from recent insert]
- $2 [Use (2) $1/2 Kraft EasyMac Qs]

Final cost: $1 plus tax, plus receive a $3 catalina! $2 money-maker!

Free Redbox rental code for today

Use this code to snag a free rental from redbox: 6A43JK

Code valid today (5/11) only. Enjoy!

Possible $.25 ibuprofen at Walgreens

According to a Texas reader at Money Saving Mom, the 24-count ibuprofen boxes are ringing up for only $.25 at her local Walgreens! This would be a great filler item for using RRs if this deal is working at your local store!

Reader tip: Good Deal on Weight Watchers Smart Ones meals

Thanks to one of our fantastic Frugal Muse readers for passing along this tip:

"Here's a coupon link for $4.00 off 10 smart one's meals from Weight Watchers. They have several varieties that are on rollback in Siloam Springs, Ark. for $1.00 each. I was able to get 20 of these meals for $12.00 ($.60 each) at Walmart yesterday. Just thought I'd pass along the savings."

I couldn't see the $4/10 Q on the site, so it may have changed or perhaps you just can't access the Q until you sign in. If anyone is able to take advantage of this deal, let us know.

Hat tip to Kristin!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HURRY! Print these high-value Kraft Coupons!

Quick! Go here to print $50 in high-value Kraft coupons! These coupons have a print limit and were not supposed to be available until tomorrow, but the link is active tonight. So we're in luck!

I recommend that you print any Qs that you think you will use as soon as possible- these will go fast!

Happy Mother's Day! Here's a freebie for all you fantastic moms!

Celebrate Mother's Day with free ice cream from TCBY! Today only!

As always, contact your local TCBY location to make sure they are participating. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Super Savings Round-Up

The bad news: I didn't have much time for frugal shopping this week, so I didn't make it to Walgreens until Saturday. The shelves were wiped totally bare of all the good deals.

The good news: After several weeks out-of-town with my family, I'm glad to be back home where I have very close proximity to lots of different stores that always have good sale/coupon match-ups!



(4) Fiber One Toaster Pastries @ $1.79 each
(3) Banana Boat sunscreen @ $.99 each
(2) Dove Go Fresh deodorant@ $.97 each
(1) Target Baby Wash @ $1.17
(1) Target dish scrubber clearanced @ $.90
(1) 20 ct. Electrasol Dishwasher gel pacs clearanced at $3.64
(1) Dark Chocolate Chex Mix @ $2.29
(1) Crest Smiley toothbrush

Total retail cost before coupons: $21.06

Coupons used:

(4) $.50/1 Fiber One Toaster Pastries
(3) $1/1 Banana Boat product
(2) $1.25/1 Dove Go Fresh item 
(1) $1/1 Chex Mix chocolate variety
(1) $1/1 Chex Mix (Target Q)
(1) $.75/1 Body Wash (Target Q)
(1) $.75/1 Target Cleaning Product (Target Q)
(1) $2.50/1 Electrasol/ Finish gelpacs

Total Out of Pocket: $8.15 + $.81 (tax) = $8.96
Target gift card received for Fiber One deal: $5
Final Cost after gift card: $3.96! 


(2) Pert Plus for Men shampoo @ $2.50 each
(1) Real Soft TP for filler item @ $.70

Total retail price before Qs and RRs: $5.70

Used (2) $1.50/1 Pert Plus for Men Qs
Used $2.50 RR from previous week.

Total out of pocket (on gift card):  $.20 + $.34 (tax) = $.54
RRs received back: $2

How did you do? Any great deals to report?