Tuesday, June 30, 2009

FREE music in Maryland

Artscape (Baltimore)

July 17-19


Here you will find a variety of dance, opera, theater, fashion, film & experimental music. Performers will include Dionne Warwick, Dayton Contemporary Dance Co & the Acrobats of Hebei, China.

African American Heritage Festival (Baltimore)

July 3-5


The largest African American heritage festival on the East Coast. Educational culture, art exhibits, interactive children’s activities and a Health & Wellness Village. Previous performers include Chaka Kahn, Fantasia, Erykah Badu & Patti LaBelle.

Summer Concert Series (Frederick)

June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30


From reggae and zydeco to classic rock and bluegrass. Previous performers include Charlie Byrd, Incendio and Tom Principato. In lieu of admission, canned food donations are being collected. Pets are welcome in the lawn area.

Monday, June 29, 2009

How to find FREE stuff!

Thanks to the internet, it’s pretty simple to find a wide variety of products & services that are completely FREE, without much effort on your part. Obviously, scoring free things are great for your purse, but are also great for the environment, because it cuts down on waste that ends up in the landfills.

There are dozens of websites dedicated to helping you find a new home for your un-wanted items, such as FreeCycle & Craigslist. You can even tap into the Local Reuse application on your iPhone for another outlet. Before you throw it out, remember, “One man’s trash is another’s treasure!”


Free samples/Trials/Giveaways/Promotional Items

The Free Site

Start Sampling

Free Stuff Channel

Trade children’s items you no longer want/need at:

Swap Baby Goods

Tots Swap Shop



CouchSurfing connects travelers with hosts around the globe. The result: You both get a free place to stay & locals to hang out with for an inside glimpse of other cultures.

Use Digsville, Home Base Holidays, HomeExchange, and Home Link to find traditional home-exchange opportunites.

Want to score some free (or cheap) drinks while you’re traveling to New York, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Chicago, Honolulu or Miami?! Try MyOpenBar for some ideas of where to go.





You can get FREE new jewelry at Silver Jewelry Club. This jewelry manufacturing company is trying to get the word out about their designs, but you will be responsible for the shipping cots.

Visit Swapstyle for an outlet to trade clothes, accessories, shoes & even cosmetics.


Looking for a place to trade/barter? Check out U-Exchange, where you can trade anything from babysitting & calligraphy lessons to pianos & foosball tables to cars & boats.

Favorpals is all about helping you trade skills & favors. Clean someone’s house in exchange for dog walking or tutoring.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rite Aid deals 6/28-7/4/09

Almay makeup
$4.99 - $2 SCR = $2.99

Dove/Degree Clinical Protection deoderant
$6.99 - $5 SCR = $1.99 - $2 IP = FREE

M5 Magnum Razor kit
$6.99 - $2 SCR = $4.99 - $2 IP = $2.99

Similasan eye drops
$7.99 - $2 SCR = $5.99 - $1 IP = $4.99

Glade Sense & srpay
$6.99 - $2 SCR = $4.99 - $4 manuf = 99c

L'Oreal everpure hair care
2/$13 - $5/2 SCR = 2/$8 - (2) $2 manuf (5-10 RP) = 2/$4

Listerine Agent Cool Blue/Smart Rinse
$4.49 - $1 IP = $3.49 - $1 SCR = $2.49

Secret/Old Spice deoderant
$1.99 - $1 manuf = 99c

Don't forget to use this $5/$25 coupon to help you save even more. It's good through 7/31/09!

Friday, June 26, 2009

McDonald's FREE promotions

There's not much time left to take advantage of these offers, but I wanted to share just in case you had a chance.

Throughout the entire month of June, you will receive 1 FREE ticket to any Shorebirds home game during the 2009 regular season when you purchase any medium or large size McCafe drink.

June 22-30, during breakfast hours you can receive a FREE Egg McMuffin or any breakfast bagel when you purchase any medium size McCafe. This is in addition to the offer mentioned above.

Baskin Robbins coupon

If you go here, fill out a quick survey based on your last visit to Baskin Robbins, you will receive a $1 coupon good towards your next purchase of $4 or more.

Monday, June 22, 2009

FREE Car Seat checks

For my local readers, here's a list of FREE car seat checks to be held. If you have never done this before, I highly recommend taking an hour from your schedule to attend. For more information, please call 410-334-3480 or visit Safe Kids.

June 25 430-730p Berlin Walmart
July 2 11a-2p Fruitland Sonic
July 14 830-1130a WIC Office (Salisbury)
July 23 430-730p Pocomoke Walmart
Aug 11 1-4p WIC Office (Salisbury)
Sept 12 11a-2p North Salisbury Walmart
Sept 15 830-1130a WIC Office (Salisbury)
Oct 17 10a-1p Pocomoke Walmart
Oct 24 10a-1p Berlin Walmart
Nov 10 1-4p WIC Office (Salisbury)
Dec 8 830-1130a WIC Office (Salisbury)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rite Aid deals 6/21-6/27/09

I was in my local Rite Aid yesterday & managed to snag today's circular a day in advance!

Huggies Little Swimmers
$6.99 - $1.50 IP = $5.49

Skin Clinic Wart Remover
$14.99 - $14.99 SCR = FREE

Lamisil Gel
$9.99 - $9 SCR = 99c

Mentos gum
2/$2 - (2) $1 manuf (5/3 SS) = 2 FREE

Huggies diapers/pullups
$9.99 - $3 IP = $6.99
Submit for Caregivers Marketplace rebate = $6.24
Also counts towards Rite Aid Huggies reward voucher

Windex wipes
2/$5 - 40c manuf (5/10 SS) = $2.10
Submit for Mail in rebate (5/10 SS)

Renuzit Pearl Scents/Super Odor Neutralizer
$2.49 - $1 SCR = $1.49 - $1 manuf (5/17 SS) = 49c

Crest Pro Health
$2.69 - $2.69 SCR = FREE
Use $1 manuf to make this a money maker!

Listerine Advanced/Total Care
$5.99 - $1 SCR = $4.99 - $2 IP = $2.99

Crest toothpastes/Oral B flosses
$2.99 - $1 SCR = $1.99 - $1 manuf = 99c

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sure for Men

You can try Sure for Men for FREE by purchasing specially marked items & sending in this form with your receipt. It's on sale at Walgreens for $1.99 right now!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rite Aid Coupons

In my email, I received some coupons for Rite Aid, including a $5/$25, which I'd like to share with you. You can access them by clicking here. Hurry though, they expire 6/23/09.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Looking for advertisers

I am looking for advertisers for my blog. If you have a business or a website that you would like to have advertised on my blog, please email me at DIcouponqueen@gmail.com so that we may further discuss this opportunity!

FREE admission to National Parks

National Parks across the country are offering FREE admission on certain weekends throughout the summer. Most everyone lives within at least a day's drive from a National Park. The FREE weeknds are: June 20-21, July 18-19 and August 15-16. At some locations, the concessioners are even offering special incentives to compliment the free admission promotion. Go here for a complete listing of all the National Parks.

FREE Orange Julius 6/19/09

Orange Julius is offering a FREE 20oz Light Smoothie with this coupon. Flavors include Strawberry Delight, Tropical Sunlight and Berry-Pom Twilight.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rite Aid deals 6/14-6/20/09

Another slow week if you ask me.

John Frieda Root Awakening
$5.99 - $3 manuf (6/14 SS) = $2.99
$5 SCR when you buy 3 = 3/$3.97

Colgate toothpaste/toothbrush
$1.88 - $1 in ad coupon = 88c
Use 75c manuf (6/7 SS) = 13c

$10 in ad coupon
$10 manuf coupon
$5 SCR

2/$6 - $1/2 SCR = 2/$5 - (2) $1 manuf (6/14 SS) = 2/$3

Swiffer refills
$3.99 - $1 SCR = $2.99 - $1 manuf = $1.99

Off insect repellant
$4.99 - $1 in ad coupon = $3.99 - $1 manuf (found in multiple current magazines) = $2.99

Greenworks cleaners
2/$6 - $1/2 SCR = 2/$5 - (2) 50c IP = 2/$4

Cheap summer movies

During the summer, from June 15 to August 5, select AMC Theatres are showing movies for only $1! Check out this link for all the movies & more information.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


If you have a son, this offer is GREAT for him. My son absolutely LOVES GeoTrax. He got a huge set for Christmas from his grandparents, which he plays with quite often. In it, came a DVD with 2 cartoon episodes, which he watches over and over again. Luckily, there is a new DVD available. You can sign up for it by going here, and it's completely FREE!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


A few weeks ago, I won a blog contest for some girly hairbows from Diana. I was SO super excited, because Caroline is finally getting enough hair to do something with, if I can get her to sit still long enough.

The site from which I won the bows from was Flowerz In Her Hair, which you can find under the "Links I Like" section. I had $20 to spend, and I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had picking out the bows I was going to buy. She has such a large variety of designs, and at a GREAT price, too!

I wanted to have a cute picture of Caroline with one of her "hair pretties" in, but I can't seem to get her to leave them alone long enough after I clip them in to snap a picture....soon, I promise. In the mean time, here are stock photos of a few of the ones I won!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rite Aid deals 6/7-6/13/09

A much better week this week than last if you ask me.

AMO Complete Multi-purpose solution 120z
$7.99 - $7.99 SCR = FREE
Use $2 manuf (5/31 RP) to make this deal a $2 MM!

Colgate toothpaste
$1.99 - $1 in ad coupon = 99c - 75c manuf = 24c

$11.99 - $4 SCR = $7.99 - $1 IP = $6.99

$4.49 - $3.50 SCR = 99c - $1 manuf = FREE

$1.99 - 50c SCR = $1.49 - 75c manuf (5/17 SS) = 74c

Airwick Freshmatic
$9.99 - $5 SCR = $4.99 - $4 IP = 99c

$3.49 - $1 SCR = $2.49 - $1 manuf = $1.49

Quilted Northern
2/$6 - $1/2 SCR = 2/$5 - (2) 55c manuf = 2/$3.90

Phillips ear buds/remote control
$4.99 - $4.99 SCR = FREE

Bic Soleil razors
$4.99 - $1 SCR = $3.99 - $2 manuf = $1.99

Crest/Oral B items (Cross Action power toothbrush, advantage/indicator toothbrush, Glide floss)
$5.99 - $2 SCR = $3.99 - $1 manuf (6/7 P&G) = $2.99

Kingsford/Match Light charcoal
$4.99 - $1 SCR = $3.99 - $1 manuf = $2.99

Orajel kids plaque revealing rinse
$3 - $3 SCR = FREE
Use this MIR form to get another $1.50 back!

Noxema/Old Spice razors
$1.89 - $1 manuf = 89c

$8.99 - $1 SCR = $7.99 - $2 manuf = $5.99

Kelloggs movie promotions

Last week at Walgreens, I bought 2 packages of Kelloggs Sandies cookies. When I was throwing the packaging out today, I noticed there was a special token on there, and also an offer for a $3 rebate when you purchase the movie Marly & Me as well as specially marked packages of Kelloggs items. Go here for more details on both promotions.

Kmart Super Doubles UPDATE

After hearing conflicting reports about store changing their minds about participating, I emailed corporate again to make sure my store was still participating, since there was no mention of it in the ad I received.

Well, apparently there are MANY stores which decided against participating for some reason, the Salisbury, MD store included. I responded back to the email about how disappointed I was. I'm sure it won't make any difference, but they won't know how much business they're NOT getting by not participating unless we tell them. So, if you're disappointed as well, please take a few moments to email them at: Custrel@customerservice.sears.com

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kmart Super Doubles

I have an email from Kmart customer service confirming that ALL Maryland stores are participating in the upcoming Super Doubles promotion that starts on Sunday! They will double up to $2 (which is worth $4 off an item), but won't allow overage. Says there is a 10 coupon limit per customer per day, so plan your trips accordingly & make sure to take the kids so they can have a transaction of their own using 10 coupons!

Post here when you get some good deals....I have a few things in mind already:
Dry Idea deoderant
Good Life dog food

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

FREE float at Sonic today!

Tonight from 8p until midnight, Sonic locations are offering a FREE 10oz rootbeer float to their patrons. You may want to call first to make sure your location is participating.