Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Frugals fall 2012 publication

Fall is my favorite time of the year, for many reasons, but mainly because there are SO many great family activities around here to do, and for little to no cost!

Breckenridge Farms in Linkwood, MD is offering a $2 discount on admission to their 9+ acre corn maze.  But, they also have a pick your own pumpkin patch and hay rides.  One of my kids favorite place to visit is Adkins Farm Market in Salisbury.  They have a BOGO free admission to their corn maze/play area.  They also have a fall decorating bundle for $25, which includes ½ bale straw, 1 bundle of corn stalks, 1 large pumpkin, 2 small pumpkins, gourds, and 2 mums.  But hurry, these places close for the season at the end of October.  There’s a new garden store just down the road from me, and I can’t wait to stop there, Pop’s Garden & Hardware in Princess Anne.  They have pumpkins and mums for fall, but will also have Christmas trees and wreaths when the time nears.  But, they also have year round hardware & equipment rentals available.  Check out the 15% off coupon (with purchase) located on page 28.

Because Christmas is nearing, that means there are tons of upcoming craft shows in the area.  The 26th annual Christmas Craft Fair sponsored by the Quota International of Salisbury will be held on Oct 27-28 at the Civic Center.  A Christmas Craft Expo at the Ocean City convention center will be held on Nov 3 & 4.  You can get $1 off adult admission with the coupon on page 37 and be entered in a drawing for a $300 shopping spree!  Berlin hosts a Victorian Christmas starting on November 23 and running through Jan 1.  Activities include a tree lighting ceremony, breakfast with Santa & reindeer, a parade and a New Year’s Eve celebration.  The 30th annual Holiday Shoppers Fair in Ocean City is scheduled for November 23-25 with an admission fee of only $3.  What a great way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping!

Having a holiday party and need a place to hold it?  Check out 2012 Restaurant of the Year, Mister Paul’s Legacy, in Salisbury (the old Webster’s 1801) as a venue.  Enjoy BOGO ½ off entrée when you dine in before Dec 31.  They offer family style fried chicken on Tuesday nights, karaoke on Wednesday nights, prime rib with 2 sides on Thursday nights, and entertainment on Saturday night.  The Holiday Jubilee is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.  It costs just $25 per person and includes food and non-alcoholic beverages, while guests are free to bring their own “spirits!”

Have a hard to shop for person on your Holiday list?  Think about purchasing gift cards from Soft Touch Car Wash and save 20%.  Need vehicle maintenance instead?  Absolute Auto Repair in Princess Anne offers an oil and filter change for only $21.90.  Carl King Tire also offers a lube/oil/filter change for $22 (page 11).

Could you help save a life?  Absolutely!  Every 90 seconds, someone dies from cardiac arrest, and you could prevent that by taking one of the upcoming First Aid/CPR classes sponsored by the American Heart Association and Somerset County Department of Emergency Services.  

Snacking is one of my downfalls, and are there some awesome snack coupons in this Frugals edition!  Baskin Robbins has any cone BOGO for 99c, Bagel Bakery is offering a FREE 12oz coffee with any $4 purchase (page 24).  You can get a drink and chips/cookies for FREE when you buy a regular footling sub after 5pm at Subway in Crisfield or Pocomoke (page 31).  

The thought of home repairs can be quite daunting, but not when you have the current edition of Frugals in your hand.  Hickman Heating, Plumbing & Air is offering $25 off a heating system check up (page 32), Austin Cox has several offers available on page 9, including a FREE water test, and HandyPro has a $50 off any job located on page 42.

Don’t forget to enter yourself in the drawing for $50 worth of LORA gift certificates just by “liking” Frugals on Facebook.  One winner will be drawn during the months of October, November & December and notified via Facebook.  Don’t forget to spread the word to your friends, too!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

BINGO time!

Time for a game!  How about some online BINGO?!

Below you will find a list of coupon-related words.  Choose any 15 of them.  Email your list to me at DIcouponqueen@gmail.com NO LATER THAN 10pm October 14, 2012.  In the subject line, please put your first name, last initial & BINGO (ex. Melissa W BINGO).   Late entries will NOT be accepted.  

Game will begin on Oct 15 & run until someone has crossed off all the words on their list.  I will post 1 word each day on both the blog & my Facebook page.   It is your responsibility to check it & cross off your words.  Once all 15 of your words have been “called” send me an email with BINGO! in the subject line.  First person to do so (time stamp will count if more than 1 person gets BINGO on the same day) will be declared the winner.  In order to be fair, the word will be chosen randomly by a # generator, and the corresponding word on the list will be the word for the day.  Winner will receive a prize, to be determined prior to the of October.  Once decided, I will post what the prize is on the blog.  Good luck!

1.  binder
2.  blinkie
3.  blog
4.  BOGO
5.  catalina
6.  counterfeit
7.  coupon
8.  donate
9.  double
10.  ECB
11.  expire
12.  extreme
13.  filler item
14.  free
15.  hang tag
16.  insert
17.  manufacturer
18.  October
19.  price match
20.  policy
21.  printable
22.  rain check
23.  rebate
24.  rewards
25.  Rite Aid
26.  sale
27.  savings
28.  scissors
29.  stacking
30.  stockpile
31.  tear pad
32.  trade
33. Walgreens

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My first CVS trip!

I made my first shopping trip in CVS today, and I must say, I'm quite pleased with myself!

2 All laundry detergent bottles      2/$7
2 All laundry detergent packs        2/$7
Tresemme shampoo                         2/$7
Tresemme conditioner                     2/$7
Tresemme hairspray                        2/$7
2 Pampers diapers                           2/$19
2 Pampers wipes                             $3.49 each
2 Robitussin cough medicine        $4.99 each
Tide laundry detergent bottle       $5.49
Bounty paper towels 6pk              $4.88
Snack mix                                          $1
Total before coupons = $76.62
Total after coupons = $37.98

Coupons used
$5 ECB (for using shopkick app on my phone)
2 FREE Pampers wipes
$1 Tide
(2) $3/2 All laundry detergent
$2/2 Tresemme (from CVS machine)
$1 Bounty 
Buy 1 Tresemme shampoo & conditioner, get free styling product
(2) $2 Pampers diapers
(2) $3 Robitussin 

ECB earned
$3 (Robitussin)
$10 (P&G)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Do you have SWAG?

Swagbucks is the online rewards program that works!  You can earn "Swagbucks" just by searching the internet.  Sometimes a "free" code will pop up on their Facebook page, so be sure to like it.  I usually cash in my swagbucks for an Amazon gift-card, but there are TONS of other GREAT prizes as well...And the best part:  it's totally FREE!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

End of the month coupon printing

It's almost the end of the month...which means some of these awesome coupons will probably disappear in a few days.  But, the good news is that they'll most likely be replaced by some equally awesome ones!  Hurry, print these while you can!

Breakfast Baking Meals at Home Snacks Personal Care

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

If you have a child under the age of 5 and you live in Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset or Worcester counties (Maryland), you can register them to receive a FREE book every month from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Go here for more details and to register.

Somerset/Worcester folks, you have to print out the registration form & mail to your local office (Salisbury).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Back by popular demand!

Because of the overwhelming response in August to the FREE haircuts for kids in K-6th grade, beginning on November 4, it will be offered every Sunday at participating JC Penney hair salons. 

We had our kids' hair cuts done on Labor Day weekend (the deal had been extended at that time due to the response), and I was pleased.  Call your local salon to set up an appointment.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Museum Day--September 29

September 29 is Museum Day & more than 1400 museums nationwide waive their admission fees on the last Saturday in September for all visitors.  Use the "Find A Museum" tab by going here to find a participating institution near you!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FREE book from GoodNites

Mail 1 UPC from Goodnites product w/ name, address, day phone, email address to:
GoodNites Underwear Book Offer
557 Broadway
PO Box 711
NY, NY  10012
Runs 8/20/12 till 10/31/12 or until 150 books have been given out.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Coastal Kids consignment fall sale!

The Coastal Kids Consignment fall sale this this week!  It's being held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (Midway room) again, but NEW this year is the Berlin even to be held at the old Harley Davidson building.

If you are a new parent, pregnant with your FIRST child, a consignor, or a volunteer, you are entitled to a pre-sale shopping pass (possibly extras), which gets you access to purchase items before the sale actually opens to the public. 

Consignors who volunteer can also earn 5% more profit just for fulfilling their 4 hour work shift!  If you sign up for 2 shifts, you can earn 10% more profit!

Can't make it to the pre-sale & think all the "good" stuff will be gone?  Not to worry...also new this year is a re-stock after the pre-sale so shoppers shopping after the pre-sale can still get their hands on some GREAT deals!

If you haven't ever been to this event, you have got to check it out!  I look forward to it every 6 months, and this is my 3rd time selling/volunteering.  On average, I profit around $200 from each sale, and usually sell all but a few items I take in.

Sale hours are Thursday & Friday (Sept 13 & 14) from 9a-6p, and Saturday (Sept 15) 9a-1p.  As always, there is NO admission fee.  Visa/Mastercard accepted.

For more information or to sign up for the Berlin event (Sept 27-29), go to their website.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

FREE book from Brita

Buy any Brita bottle and Scholastic will send you a free children's book (while supplies last or until 10/31/12).  Offer void where taxed, restricted or prohibited.  Mail UPC & receipt w/ name & address on 3x5 card.  Go here for more details.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dollar Tree to accept coupons!

Beginning Aug 26, Dollar Tree will accept manufacturer's coupons for items in their store!  You can check out their coupon policy here.

Want FREE Dentastix?!?!

Check out this new printable coupon for $1 off any Pedigree Dentastix treat for dogs....Walmart sells the small bag for $1 or less, so you can get FREE snacks for your pooch!

$1.00 off one PEDIGREE DENTASTIX Treat

FREE ADD/ADHD Newsletter!

In January of this year, my son was diagnosed as ADD. Since then, we've been using Focalin and have noticed a great deal of difference! But, every day I learn something new when it comes to his diagnosis, and I can't wait to get my first issue of this FREE newsletter to help me learn even more and connect with other parents who are experiencing the same things with their children.

Monday, August 20, 2012

TONS of *HOT* printable coupons available!

There are TONS of new printable coupons out right now that are sure to disappear quickly, so act now to ensure you get yours!

Buy One, Get One Free bottle of Dr Pepper Ten

$1.00 off Stonyfield YoToddler Organic Yogurt

$0.55 off Two (2) Bottles of SunnyD

$5.00 off ONE gallon of Benjamin Moore paint/stain

 $2.00 off on ONE (1) bag of SNICKERS Brand

 $1.00 off Mott's Snack and Go Applesauce pouches

 $0.75 off one Minute Maid Juice Box 10-pk

 Buy A Pepsi NEXT 20oz. Get Pepsi NEXT 20oz. free

 $1.00 off Smart Ones Frozen Desserts

 $0.50 off ONE (1) Breyers product 1.5 qt

 $0.50 off ALL YOU magazine

 $0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal

 $3.00 off any 10 Weight Watchers Smart Ones

 $1.00 off 2 Gerber Graduates Puffs Snacks

 $0.75 off 1 Gerber Organic Pouch Product

 $0.75 off Gerber Graduates Grabbers

 $1.00 off 1 Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts Snack

 $0.75 off 2 Gerber 2nd Foods

 $2.00 off one package of GOODNITES Underwear

 $1.25 off on any ONE bag of Pup-Peroni dog snacks

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rite Aid deals 8/19-8/25/12

Craig Tablet/Netbook
$99.99 - $20 Up reward = $79.99

Pepsi 12pk cans
Buy 4/$14 & get 1 FREE w/ in ad coupon  

7-UP 12pk cans
3/$10.98 - $3/3 Up reward = 3/$7.98  

M&Ms 9.9 – 12.6oz
2/$5 - $1/2 Up reward = 2/$4  

Samy Fat foam hair color
$8.99 - $6 in ad coupon = $2.99

Mitchum antiperspirant/Right Guard or Dry Idea antiperspirant/deodorant OR Right Guard body wash
2/$6 – (2) $1 manuf = 2/$4  

Crest/Oral B/Scope
BOGO 50% off
Use $1 RA coupon (oral health book)  

AirWick refills
$4.99 - $1 Up reward = $3.99  

Rite Aid brand Acetaminophen pain relievers 100ct
$4.99 - $1 Up reward = $3.99  

Aquafina water 24pk
$3.99 - $1 Up reward = $2.99  

Arm & Hammer/Arrid deodorant
$2.99 - $2 Up reward = 99c (limit 1)  

Rite Aid brand hand sanitizer
$1 - $1 Up reward = FREE! (limit 4)  

Sleep Sheets honey dreams sleep aid
$5 - $5 Up reward = FREE! (limit 1)  

Edy’s ice cream
2/$7 - $2/2 Up reward = 2/$5

Duracell batteries
$11.97 - $3 Up reward = $8.97 - $1 manuf = $7.97  

Rembrandt toothpaste $5.49 - $2 RA coupon = $3.49 (oral health book)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rite Aid deals 8/12-8/18/12

Garnier shampoo/conditioner/stylers
3/$9.99 - $3 Up reward = 3/$6.99 – (3) $1 manuf = 3/$3.99

Stayfree maxi pads
$3 - $2 Up reward = $1 – 50c manuf = 50c  

Elmers glue
79c 3/$2.37 - $1 SCR = 3/$1.37  

ALL Binders
Earn $1 Up reward for each binder purchased (up to 4)  

Bic stationary items
BOGO 50% off
Earn $1 Up reward for each item purchased (up to 4)
Earn $3 SCR with purchase of 3 select items

Purell hand sanitizer
$3.99 - $2 Up reawrd = $1.99  

Schick Hydro/Intuition/Quattro razor/refills
$8.99 - $3 in ad coupon = $5.99
 Earn $5 Up reward wyb $20 worth  

Schick Hydro/Edge/Skintimate shave gels
$1.99 – 55c manuf = $1.44  

Huggies diapers/pullsups/goodnites
$10 - $3 manuf = $7
Earn $10 Up reward wyb $30 worth

Reach toothbrushes
$3.99 - $1 Up reward = $2.99 (limit 2)
Use $2/2 RA coupon (oral health book)
Use $2/2 IP $1.98/2  

Crest toothpaste/rinse/toothbrush
$3.49 - $2 Up reward = $1.49
Use $1 RA coupon (oral care book) 49c

Friday, August 3, 2012

Want to win an iPad?

Who wouldn't want to win an iPad?  I would!  Go on over to coupons.com to enter to win.  You can enter once a day now through August 9.  Good luck!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Rite Aid deals 7/29-8-5/12

Pampers diapers/Easy Ups
2/$18 – (2) $1.50 manuf = 2/$15 - $4/2 Up reward = 2/$11

Pantene shampoo/conditioner
2/$7 - $3/2 manuf = 2/$4 - $2/2 Up reward = 2/$2

$39.99 - $10 manuf = $29.99

Aim toothpaste/Oral B manual toothbrush
3/$3 - $2/3 Up reward = 3/$1

Duracell batteries
$6.97 - $2 Up reward = $4.97 - $1 manuf = $3.97

Dawn dish liquid
97c – 50c manuf = 47c

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Frugals--Summer edition

If you’re like me, you look forward to the beginning of each quarter because it means a new edition of the Frugals publication is out! However, I seem to have a hard time locating one the first week or so. I guess everyone else is as excited as I am about it and just beats me to the punch in picking one up. This time, I checked several locations, including Super Giant, Red Door Sub Shop, and 2 different Food Lions, until I finally managed to get one from the Health Department!

With the temperature being as high as it’s been the past week or so, pretty much everyone I know has been trying to find a way to keep cool, with as little cost as possible. On the inside cover, you will find coupons good towards admission at Berlin’s Frontier Town water park & golf area, as well as their western theme park. I took my kids a few weeks back & they LOVED it! Heck, if you’re the camping type, why not stay at the campground, and save $15 on a weekly rental!

Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke is another awesome place for kids to learn cool new things and have fun at the same time. And, membership is one of the cheapest around, too ($40 for your entire family for a year)! They are hosting a special fundraising event called Stars Soul Rock & Roll on September 15 at the Nassawango Country Club in Snow Hill. Your ticket includes an island theme dinner, dancing, 2 premium liquor tickets and an enjoyable evening. Hurry though, tickets are selling fast, and there is limited seating available.

I’ve posted about it before, but the annual fall Coastal Kids Consignment Sale is coming up right around the corner! In addition to the Salisbury sale, this year, a new event in Berlin will be held, location to be announced. Check out their website for details on all the upcoming events.

Are you the crafty type? Know someone who is? Check out Handmade Galleria located across from the Twilley Centre in Salisbury. They feature jewelry, handmade home décor and MUCH more! You can even save an extra 20% off your purchase of $40 or more if you use the coupon located on page 17. Inside the store is another business, Coyote Custom Woodworking, which features unique hand carved items. There’s a BOGO ½ off (buy one, get one) coupon available for this store.

Because it’s summer, there are plenty of carnivals and outdoor festivities going on. The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival is July 20-22, and features music, food, fun kid stuff, Ultimate Blueberry pie, and of course, fresh blueberries! Save $1 off adult admission with the coupon on page 52. If you’re planning on making a day of it, stay for the Chincoteague Fireman’s Carnival and save $3 of their ride wristband (coupon on page 50). The Sharptown Fireman’s Carnival runs July 26-August 18, and there are coupons for savings on their rides located on page 19. The Great Pocomoke Fair is August 2-4 and will have a tractor pull, horse show, food, exhibits, contests, rides, and harness racing! Let’s not forget the annual Blessing of the Combines in Snow Hill on August 4 at 11am. There will be a parade of the local farmer’s combines, a “Scales & Tales” presentation by the Pocomoke River State Park, a petting barnyard, wagon hay rides, children’s tractor pull, live entertainment and LOTS of GREAT food! This event is FREE to the public. The Worcester County Fair is the weekend right after that from August 10-12 in Byrd Park (Snow Hill) and is another FREE admission event featuring plenty of great food, livestock exhibits, classic cars, music, horse show, contests, games, and demonstrations. Riverside Carnival, held at the St Francis de Sales Parish from September 20-22, offers free admission to those attending, but you can also save $3 on rides with their coupon on page 26. Breckenridge Farms (Linkwood, MD) has an amazing 9 acre corn maze and pumpkin patch, paintball and even an ATV park. Too hot for you outside and looking for something to do inside? Then check out the Wicomico Public Library or the Worcester County Library as they often have FREE events for individuals of all ages, including comedians, ghost hunters, talent shows, and even an inflatable planetarium!

Is “antiquing” your thing? What about scouring a consignment shop to find yourself something “new to me”? A 2nd Time Around, located in Pocomoke offers 20% off your total purchase of over $15 with the coupon on page 37. Season’s Best Antiques in Salisbury is looking to fill vendor space and is offering a FREE month of space rental when you sign a 3 month agreement, which is up to a $300 value! Finders Keepers in Salisbury is offering 15% off your purchase there (coupon located on page 16). Somerset Choice Antiques Gifts & Books in Historic Princess Anne features a wide variety of antiques, gifts, books, collectibles, home décor and other unique finds.

Are you one of those people who clips coupons, but can never remember to bring them with you? Then try texting GOOSE to 410-713-4500 to begin receiving instant discounts redeemable at all Goose Creek food stores.

No matter what your fancy, Frugals magazine can save you some money as it has something in it for everyone! Be sure to pick up your copy today. Don’t want to wait to get a hard copy, check out the Frugals website at www.frugals.biz.