Friday, October 17, 2014

Frugals fall edition NOW available!

The Fall 2014 issue of Frugals is NOW available!  As always, there are TONS of awesome local coupons available inside and also online.

The cover features Philly Pretzel Factory, located on Mt Hermon Rd in Salisbury, next to Burger King.  Inside you will find two coupons:  BOGO FREE pretzels & 3/$5 Philly pretzel dogs or cinnamon twists.  There is also a Burger King coupon and G’latto, all located in the same shopping center.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to eat, and trying new places is pretty fun, too!  There are several BOGO food coupons in this issue:  Adams Taphouse Grille (Fruitland, MD) on page 20, Dominos on page 45, and Pizza King (5 DE locations) on page 14.  Try a dozen donuts from Corner Bakery in Onancock for breakfast or dessert, and save $1 (page 59).

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many people.  I much prefer October for the fall temperatures, but mostly because of the beautiful colors on the trees.  Pumpkin patches aren’t all that bad either!  Breckenridge Adventures in Vienna, MD has multiple coupons on page 3, including $2 off their corn maze admission.  This weekend we are planning a trip to Adkins Farm Market close to the airport in Salisbury.  You better bet I’ll be using the coupon on page 21 to save $2 off the corn maze & play area.  I’ll probably also be purchasing one of their Fall decorating bundles for $25 also—what a GREAT deal!  After the pumpkin patch, we’re headed to the Halloween Happening at the Salisbury Zoo from 1-4pm on Saturday, October 18 & 25.  With the coupon on page 19, I can save 15% at the Ocelot Spot gift shop.  For something to do indoors, check out page 33 for a “Double your jump time” coupon at Stratosphere Trampoline in Delmar, also a nice gift to give for that time off school in December!

Sounds like the weekend will also be bringing up some chillier weather, at least in the mornings.  Better make sure your heater is ready…we might be in for the long haul as far as cold weather goes.  Call Richy Hobbs for a gas fireplace or heater cleaning at the astounding price of only $70!  Service includes cleaning of burners, pilot & logs; check of pilot safety, thermocouple or MV generator; service remote control; light pilot & operation of unit through complete cycle.  

Many people do a “Fall cleaning” around their home this time of year, which many times leads to maintenance or upgrades.  Save $100 on flooring by Scott Frye’s Floor Coverings (Seaford, DE).  They feature hardwood, ceramic tile, laminate, vinyl, carpet, area rugs & much more.  See page 14 for more information.  Check out All Cabinets and Floors (Pocomoke, MD) on page 43 to save 15% off your purchase with them.  They specialize in counter tops, cabinets & hardware, flooring, and bathroom structure.

In case you haven’t heard, shopping local is important to the economy.  Check out Something Hot Sauces in Seaford, DE and save 15% off wings (page 15).  They have BBQ and wing sauces, salsas, dips, seasonings, beef/sauerkraut dogs, chili & cheese dogs, pulled pork , coleslaw, fries & much more!  If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone special, check out Treetops located in the Ward Museum.  They have jewelry, apparel, decoys, prints, toys & even home décor.   It doesn’t hurt that you can also save $5 off your total purchase (of $35 or more) when you present the coupon on page 22.  Perhaps you have a comic enthusiast on your gift buying list.  Phoenix Rising Games & Comics is located in the Twilley Center (Salisbury, MD).  They have lots of great gift ideas:  comic books, trading cards, games, and even Friday Night Magic Tournaments!  Present the coupon on page 24 to save 15% off your total purchase.  Take a trip to “the Island” and visit Island Arts (Chincoteague, VA) to see their collection of paintings, pottery, photography, glassware and other goods for sale.  Save 20% with the coupon on page 52.  Consider purchasing tickets for the 2015 Chincoteague Seafood Festival and save $5 (see page 53 for more details & how you can order online).  Uniforms Unlimited (Salisbury, MD) has more than just uniforms…they also have promotional products and individual/corporate gifts.  See page 6 to save 25% off any regular prices item or digitizing or one free screen.  

If money is an issue (ha, when is it not?!), you can get Holiday cash at EZ Loans of Delaware and save $200 in interest.  There’s NO credit check and flexible payment options.  Check out the back cover for more information.  Crazy Louie’s Pawn Shop in Salisbury is offering 25% off purchases with their coupon on page 27.

Are you looking for a location to hold a Holiday gathering?  Club Car Café in Parksley, VA is the perfect spot!  Featuring a private party room, buffet or menu style food choices and live entertainment, who could go wrong?!  See page 4 for more details.  Or, maybe you just want a place to Tailgate for the football games…Fair Grounds in Onancock, VA is the place to be!  With 15 TVs, 12 taps, they’re your place to go!  See page 59 for more details.

Of course, as the Holidays approach, the extracurricular activities increase.  H&H Furniture in Pocomoke is having their Spirit of Christmas weekend November 14-16.  There’s a coupon on page 41 to help you save 20% off one in stock accessory.  The 32nd annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair will be held at the Convention Center in Ocean City from November 28-30th.  Kids under 13 get in FREE!  Find tons of great gift ideas, free parking, Santa, and even door prizes.  The Festival of Trees in Princess Anne, MD will be held on Friday, December 5.  Cost is $15 and includes cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres.  Proceeds benefit Somerset County Historical Society & St Andrews Somerset Parish.  See page 37 for more information.  Page 53 has information regarding the Chincoteague Center’s Gingerbread Challenge on Sunday, December 7th at noon.  Form a team or just be a spectator.  FREE admission, but you are asked to bring a food donation for the Chincoteague Food Bank.

Want to make someone REALLY happy?  Give them a $300 Visa gift card that you can win at Buchanan Subaru in Pocomoke.  All you have to do is test drive any car on their lot from October 1 – December 13.  One lucky winner will be drawn on December 15.  Page 7 also has 2 coupons for Buchanan:  FREE winterization inspection ($49.95 value) and 25% off alignment service.  Maybe you have a learning driver in your house…Drive Time student driving school (Salisbury & Berlin, MD) is offering $10 off any service when you present the coupon found on page 27.   They also offer a Driver Improvement  program and Alcohol classes.  R W Motors in Westover advertises low down payments, guaranteed credit approval, and even a full service repair shop with factory trained ASE Master Technicians.  You can save $500 off any car/truck on their lot OR $25 off Maryland state inspection when you use the coupons found on page 10.  The Car Store in Laurel, DE has a lube/oil/filter special on page 13 you will want to see for yourself.  You can save $200 on your down payment at Davis Auto Center in New Church, VA when you check out page 51.  

Jewelry is a great way to impress the ladies in your life!  Michael’s Jewelry in Chincoteague has a coupon on page 51 that will help you save 15% off any one item in store or online.  They have Reflections & Zable beads, jewelry/clock/watch repair, appraisals & engraving available.  Just a little farther south in Onancock, VA you can shop at C D Marsh Jeweler and save 20% on your purchase there also.  The top of page 56 has their coupon and a picture of their beautiful Chesapeake Bay silver bracelet!

Making them feel pretty is also a good way to get brownie points!  It’s a Shear Thing (Salisbury, MD) offers a full service salon, facial/bikini waxing, and even accepts walk-ins.  You can save 20% off any service or BOGO half off products using the coupon on page 30.  Simone’s Hair Studio in Princess Anne, MD is having an open house on December 10th, but you can save 15% off any hair service or product anytime just by presenting the coupon on page 36.  A little farther south in Pocomoke is Shore Cut Salon, which is offering $5 off high/lowlights or color services with their coupon on page 44.  K & K Kasual Kuts Salon in Oak Hall, VA has a coupon on page 55 for 15% off haircuts.  Enjoy half off a pedicure/manicure with a haircut at Headquarters Hairstyling Salon in Chincoteague.  Don’t forget the coupon on page 58.  All About Tan in Salisbury, MD is open 7 days a week and has 14 tanning rooms.  Use the coupon on page 26 to get a FREE tanning session or 10% off any product.  

Of course, we know ladies aren’t the only ones receiving gifts…For the men in your life, check out the many golfing coupons in this issue:  Great Hope (Westover, MD), Winter Quarters (Pocomoke, MD), Deer Run (Berlin, MD) & Captain’s Cove (Greenbackville, VA).  Need a larger ticket item as a manly gift?  Consider a shed, garage, gazebo or sun room from Top City (Fruitland, MD) for your man to turn into his “Man Cave” and have a place to go whenever he wants!  See page 8 to save 15%.

Don’t forget that Frugals is also online, so if you don’t have access to a print copy, you can view the book and print out every single coupon for yourself.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Halloween coupon

Looking for a Halloween costume?  Save 20% off at Spirit Halloween stores or online when you present this coupon/code.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

New adventure!

As you may (or may not) be aware, I started as a full time student earlier this month.  It's quite different then working full time, school part time and family.  I'm mentally exhausted to be quite honest with you.  It's been a LONG time since I was in school full time, and since it's nursing school, the information is pretty intense. 

So, since I'm not working, last month I took the plunge & decided to become an independent consultant for Thirty One!  So, next time you are looking for a cute purse or storage item to help you organize your home/work area, keep me in mind.  You don't have to live local to me to order from me.  You can place your order anytime on my website and it will be shipped directly to you!  If you're interested in earning FREE products or maybe you want an excuse to party with your girlfriends & earn money at the same time, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Save $25/50 tree purchase!

Lowes & the State of Maryland have a $25 coupon available when you purchase a $50 tree of your choice from this list, and plant it.  Click here to print the coupon (PDF).  Valid through Dec 31.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FREE diabetic cookbook

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Monday, August 11, 2014

FREE Chrons/Ulcerative Collitis guide!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Frugals Summer 2014 publication

I have been SO excited since opening the newest edition of Frugals. This is a HUGE issue! There are over 130 advertisers in this issue alone, many of which are new! That’s over 130 opportunities for you to save money & help support local businesses. Keep in mind, if you aren’t able to put your hands on a print version of Frugals, you can always print the same coupons on the website.

Buchanan Subaru is having a summer clearance sale! They have over 4 million dollars of used vehicles available online right now and are top in owner loyalty in the region. They have a plush comfortable lounge for customers to enjoy while waiting for their vehicle to be serviced, and even offer Saturday service hours. Get a FREE inspection service ($49.95 value) or ½ off alignment service (regular $79 value) when you use the coupons found on page 5.
RW Motors in Westover has low down payment, guaranteed credit approval, and has a full service repair shop with factory trained ASE Master Technicians on site. On page 8, there is a coupon for $750 off any 2013-2014 vehicle or $500 off any 2012 or older vehicle. If you already have a vehicle, but need it MD state inspected, then don’t forget the coupon to save you $25 off that service also.
Perhaps you aren’t in the market to buy a vehicle, but you want to have some upgrades done to your existing vehicle. Matrix Tinting & Restyling in Delmar is the place for you. Tinting not only allows for some added privacy, but also blocks 99.9% of UV rays, keeps interior from fading and also cuts down on glare. But, vehicles aren’t the only thing they tint—homes and business are also welcome. Present the coupon on page 13 and receive a FREE gift with any tinting purchase.
Eastern Shore Auto Body & Customizing in Onancock can also help with your tinting needs, as well as accessories such as chrome wheels, 4x4 lift kits, sound systems, and DVD players. Save 20% off with the coupon located on page 55.
I have used Mr Go Glass several times in the past and have always been pleased with their work, for both my vehicle windshield and also replacement windows for our house. Mr Go Glass has multiple locations throughout the entire Peninsula, offering residential and commercial service to repair auto glass, custom tub/shower doors, mirrors & glass etching, screens/doggy doors, and even patio door/window replacement. You can save $25 off any residential or commercial service call when you mention the coupon on the back cover. They also offer the Unbreakable windshield guarantee, where, if for any reason, your replacement windshield breaks within 1 full year from date of purchase, Mr Go Glass will replace it absolutely FREE!
If you’re looking for auto parts, then NAPA is your place. Belle Haven (VA) NAPA Auto Parts is offering 20% off your entire purchase with the coupon on page 50.

School is out, so if your kids are like mine, then they are always wanting to do something…Coco’s Funhouse in Salisbury has over 8000 square feet of fun, party packages and even outdoor rentals. You can save $1 off admission when you clip the coupon found on page 27.
Maybe bouncing doesn’t appeal to your kids…Cherokee Lanes in Salisbury has 2 coupons available on page 30. You can rent a lane on Thursday night from 630-830p, bowl unlimited games, 1 cheese pizza, 2 medium sodas & shoe rental for just $29.99. On Friday & Saturday, enjoy an evening of glow bowling starting at 7p, and get 2 FREE shoe rentals ($5 savings). Bryan’s Bowling Center in Laurel is offering a FREE 3rd game when you buy 2 games. You can find their coupon on page 14.
If outdoor adventure is more your style, then check out Frontier Town in Berlin. Their high ropes adventure course has over 30 stations (some 40ft high!), zip lines, wobbly bridges & more! Save $10 off admission. They also have a Western theme park and water park available for your pleasure. You can save $1 off a 1 day admission pass. Maybe you want to camp out, then use the coupon on page 3 to save $15 off any weekly campground rental, valid from September 2 thru December 1 at Frontier Town or Fort Whaley campgrounds.
Breckenridge Adventures in Vienna offers birthday party packages year round, fresh produce, paint ball and much more! They have 3 coupons on page 4: Save $2 off corn maze admission, 15% off party package or moon bounce rental, or 25% off paint ball admission.
Want the excitement of bouncing around, but in a temperature controlled facility? Check out Stratosphere Trampoline Park in Delmar. They are now offering instructional trampoline and cheerleading tumbling classes, and Olympic trampoline camp. See page 21 for more details.
Looking for a laid back “fieldtrip” with the kiddos? Travel to Chesapeake Bay Dairy in Pocomoke or Berlin to enjoy homemade ice cream, cheese, butter, milk, grass-fed beef, and all natural pork. It’s the Shore’s only Cow to Cone ice cream processing facility, and you can save $1 on your purchase of farm fresh butter, milk or cheese when you present the coupon on page 41. My kids love going here to see the cows up close & personal and then enjoy the variety of delicious ice cream flavors!
Hopefully after all these awesome outings, you won’t have any hearing loss, but if you so, Miracle Ear in Salisbury is offering a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE OR save $2000 deal with their coupon on page 31. This offer is valid on ME-1, ME-2 Solutions or ME-4 Solutions hearing aids. 

As the weather heats up, so do the many carnivals and festivals in our area. Surely there’s one for each person in your family to enjoy.
The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival is July 25-27th at the Chincoteague Center. There’s great music, food, fun kid stuff and of course fresh blueberries. Save $1 off adult admission with the coupon located on page 48.
The Millsboro Country Festival will be held on September 20th at Millsboro Little League Park from 11a-9p. Visitors will enjoy live music by The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Dirt Road Outlawz, Flatland Drive & Bo Dickerson. There are “flea ridden” bed races, chickin’ pickin’, kids korner, fast action motor sports & more! Admission is only $5 and kids under 12 are FREE!
In Crisfield, the 67th National Hard Crab Derby will be August 29-31st at Somers Cove Marina. You can enjoy tons of activities focusing on seafood, crabs in particular: crab races, crab cooking, crab picking, a parade, delicious seafood, and the ever popular boat docking contest. See page 17 for more details.
If you miss the boat docking at the Hard Crab Derby, you won’t want to miss the Pocomoke Boat Docking Challenge on September 13th. Adult admission is $10, kids 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 & under are FREE! See page 39 for more information.
If you’re looking for something to do on Labor Day weekend, check out the 55th annual Skipjack Races in Deal Island. There is a lot to do in addition to watching these magnificent boats so rich in history. On Saturday night, there’s a FREE concert featuring the Island Boys. Sunday’s activities include a car show, parade, music, and of course food. On Monday, the races take place, along with a fishing tournament, boat docking contest and an awards ceremony to conclude the festival. See page 36 for more details.

While you’re down in Deal Island for the Skipjack Festival, travel just a few miles farther (yes, it really is possible!) to Island Treasures in Wenona. Here you will find a wide variety of handmade treasures, crafts and jewelry. Take the coupon on page 33 & save 25% off one item! I promise it’s worth the drive.
Looking to sell some items for quick cash? Try Crazy Louie’s pawn shop in Salisbury (2 locations). They buy gold, silver, TVs, computers, tools, coins, guns, guitars, electronics, war memorabilia, antiques, jewelry, game systems, cameras, bikes, instruments, and MUCH more! College students, staff & administrators can save 30% off their purchase with valid college ID and the coupon on page 19. You might think that pawn shops are “scary” or “dirty,” but I can promise you Crazy Louie’s is just the opposite, and have used them several times personally!
Do you have some baby items you want to get rid of, but don’t want the hassle of selling them at a yard sale. Check out Growth Spurts children’s consignment shop in the Twilley Center (Salisbury). They offer high quality, gently used items such as clothing, toys, books, baby gear, puzzles, and more. Save 20% off one item with the coupon located on page 18.
If you don’t have anything to sell, but still need some cash, go to EZ Loan$ in Delaware. They have 3 locations to choose from, all offering internet loans, NO credit check, flexible payment options and up to $2500 cash! The coupon on page 11 can save you up to $200 in FREE interest.
I love to try new places to eat, and this issue offers multiple opportunities to do so, all while saving money at the same time.

The Wave House Grill in Chincoteague has a coupon on page 55 for FREE fries with the purchase of any 2 burgers. They boast of having the “best burgers around” and 12 signature burgers. This will be one of my snack stops the next time we’re leaving the beach!
Just down the road is the Exmore Diner, offering ½ price appetizers with the coupon on page 54. They are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
The Fairgrounds in Onancock may not sound like an eatery, but you have got to go to believe me! They feature an incredible salad bar that is 20 feet long, top quality steaks, fresh, local seafood and down-home cooking, along with 12 beers on tap, including local favorites, and select wines/champagnes. Check out the article on pages 56 & 57 to find out more about the “family meeting place on the shore!”
Do you like fresh baked bread? Then Entenmann’s Bakery Outlet in Salisbury is the place for you. Because it’s an outlet, the prices are already cheaper than in other stores, but you can save even more when you present the Buy 2 Get 1 FREE coupon on page 18. They accept Visa, MasterCard & EBT.
Cakes by David in Salisbury has a coupon on page 31 for a FREE cupcake. Check them out for your next dessert need, from cakes to cookies and pies. If you can dream it, they can customize it!
Want to win FREE thickburgers for a year from Hardee’s? Check out the inside cover for a scannable code to enter for FREE. If you don’t win, use the coupons for $1 off any thickburger combo OR reduced price breakfast menu items.
The Irish Penny Pub & Grill is a unique eatery in Salisbury. Their menu is homemade and packed with classic Irish dishes featuring an Eastern Shore twist. Check out page 29 for a BOGO ½ off entrée coupon.
Red Roof Family Restaurant in Pocomoke is newly opened, taking the place of the old Pizza Hut. Try their weekend breakfast buffet or go during lunch/dinner and use the BOGO ½ off coupon on page 38 to save even more!
Mi Pueblo Mexican restaurant & cantina in Parksley is open daily from 11a-9p, and has entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights from 9p-2a. Page 48 features a Buy 1 Get 1 ½ off entrée coupon. 

Johnson’s Seed & Feed in Salisbury has a coupon on page 23 to help you save 15% off pet food & supplies. This is the place to go for all your garden & pet supply needs!
If Dad is on your list to buy for, check out Dad’s Workwear in Delaware (2 locations). They’re open 7 days a week, and have a $25/$100 coupon on page 14. Don’t forget, there’s no sales tax in Delaware either!
Ever wanted to go fishing on a charter boat? Well, now is the time! Just One More Sport Fishing departs from Greenbackville & Chincoteague, and offers off-shore full day charters & even overnights. They provide rod/reel, bait, tackle, and even clean the fish for you! Don’t let the hot temperatures scare you away from a day on the water. You’ll be aboard a 42’ fully loaded charter boat with an air conditioned cabin and entertainment center. See the ad on page 44 for more details and contact information.
Does the thrill of shark fishing grab your attention? Captain Pete’s Fish Tales (page 51) has daily charters departing from Chincoteague, and offers a full day of shark fishing for only $69 per person, including rod/reel, bait, tackle & fishing license. They also remove the fish & clean them for you!
If Dad is more a land lover, Great Hope golf course in Westover has a special on page 37: $25 for 18 holes of golf WITH a cart!
Maybe Mom is on your list…Shop for Avon online and earn FREE shipping on orders $35+ AND save 20% off your order totaling $50+. Avon isn’t just makeup anymore, so be sure to see page 21 for more details, including the website.
It’s a Shear Thing in Salisbury is offering 20% off any one service OR Buy 1 Get 1 ½ off products with their coupon on page 18. This is a full service salon with facials & bikini waxing available, and walk-ins are welcome!
Maybe flowers are what make your Mom happy! If so, Best Blooms in Chincoteague has a coupon on page 53 for 15% off fresh cut blooms.
Do you know someone who is trying to stop smoking? Send them to Habits Cigarette & Tobacco Outlet in New Church to get a FREE bottle of eJuice with the purchase of a starter kit. There are several other offers on page 49 to help you save money on other purchases as well, such as 20% off pipes & accessories or 10% off premium cigars.

If you’re looking to spruce up your home, then look no farther than Precision Plumbing & Contracting. Page 6 features their ad and coupons good for up to $500 off a water filtration system OR $25 off any service call. They are licensed and insured and have dependable, efficient services for many household needs: plumbing, water heaters, sewer service, well water, water lines, drain cleaning, hydro jetting, gas lines, and heating systems.
Page 10 has an ad for Dover Pools, with locations to serve you in both Maryland and Delaware. You can save 20% off in stock supplies, chemicals & accessories.
On page 43, All Cabinets and Floors has a coupon for 15% off your purchase. They offer counter tops, cabinets & hardware, a wide variety of flooring types (bamboo, cork, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, tile, carpet), and bathroom structure (tile, walls, floors, most fixtures).
C W Tile & Design in Onancock is offering $100 off any tile order or installation when you present the coupon on page 53. They have the largest selection of tile & glass mosaics in all price ranges.
On the same page, you will also find a coupon for $100 off a pole building from Somerset Pole Building. A pole building is a quality maintenance free building, and Somerset Pole Building specializes in post-frame construction for agricultural and residential areas. They offer personalized, custom design services, bob cat services & also concrete work.

If you are looking for a job, check out the Sherwin Williams ad on page 47. They are seeking dependable, hard working, detail oriented, flexible workers who are self starters and problem solvers. If this describes you (or someone you know), go online to apply today!

Maybe you just want to get away…Comfort Suites in Chincoteague is the place to go. This hotel has special memories for me as it’s where my husband proposed to me 11 years ago! They’re an award winning location with waterfront suites, indoor heated pool/hot tub, fitness center and FREE Wi-Fi. Save 15% off your waterfront suite for stays November through April. See page 58 for more details and contact information to arrange your stay.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Coppertone suncare product review

Spring means warmer temperatures...which means more time outside...usually in the sun...which can lead to sunburn (at least for my family & I).  I received a package of several Coppertone sun care products to review back in September, but the weather turned colder before we had a chance to use them.  I pulled them out of my dresser this weekend in preparation of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, which means LOTS of time outside for our family, and travel for many others.

If travelling by plane, you may have found that the TSA's 3-1-1 rule for carry on items to be quite a pain.  Luckily enough, Coppertone has you covered (pun intended)!  The Coppertone Sport Faces lotion was what we used yesterday at the ball field and birthday party we attended.  It worked beautifully!  It won't clog your pores or cause your face to breakout, which is important to me as I have a naturally oily face.  It stays on strong when you sweat and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Perhaps you have little ones who don't like to sit still to have sunscreen applied to them, causing tears when it gets too close to their eyes.  The Coppertone kids stick works GREAT to help prevent just that. Not to mention it's fragrance free, hypoallergenic & water resistant for up to 80 minutes!
Coppertone's designers have also launched a Making the Grade program which educates parents by providing them with tools on how to protect their children from the sun.  You can even print a $1 coupon good when you buy ANY Coppertone sun care product (excluding trial size)!  Even when wearing sunscreen, it's important to remember to limit your time in the sun, especially from 10A-2P, wear long sleeves, hats & sunglasses for extra protection and be vigilant in checking your skin for changes which may be a sign of skin cancer.

Coppertone has been so gracious as to provide me with some extra sunscreen sticks to offer as prizes to a few lucky readers.  In order to be considered for this giveaway, please do any (or all!) of the following:
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Friday, May 9, 2014

18 items for $2.52 at CVS!

I went into CVS on my lunchbreak today because I had a $10 ECB that was expiring.  Of course, I didn’t get a CVS flyer in my newspaper on Sunday, so I didn’t know what they had on sale.  Luckily, I had my trusty coupon clutch in my purse so I could do some quick match-ups as I walked through the store. 

Here’s what I got:
10 Easter egg bubble gums = 60c  (90% off)
1 bag Utz chips = $1.00
1 pair shoe laces = $2.37
1 Got2B hair gel = $3.99
2 Palmolive dish liquid = $1.98
1 Garnier shampoo = $2.99
1 CVS brand lotion = $1.77
1 Burts Bees lip balm = $3.29
Total before coupons = $19.07

Coupons Used:
$10 ECB
$1/2 Palmolive
$1.50 Burts Bees lip item
$2 Garnier
Total coupon savings = $16.50

Total retail (before sale prices) = $28.57
Total OOP = $2.52

Thursday, May 8, 2014

$10 gift card for "RARE" disease survey

There is a company called Rare Patient Voice that does surveys and interviews for people with rare diseases about their medical care, quality, and services. This is not just for people who have the condition, but also for their caregivers. Each time you fill out a questionnaire or survey, you get a bit of financial compensation.

When you first sign up, you get a $10 Amazon gift card. Then anyone who signs up and puts your name as a referral, you both get another $10 gift card.  I just received $20 because I signed up and then my husband signed up under me. No surveys yet, so I’m not sure how much compensation you get for each one.

The diseases that qualify as “rare” are:
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM)
  • Lupus
  • Gaucher
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Hepatitis C
  • Crohn’s Disease (I’m guessing UC counts as well)
If you think that either you or the person you care for has something that qualifies as rare, you can apply here, and then explain why you think you qualify. If you do sign up, I’d love it if you put Melissa Webster as your referral so I can get credit for it!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kids eat FREE (or cheap)!

I saw a request on a friends Facebook page earlier today asking for a list of places where kids eat free, so I thought I’d compose a post just for that information.  Please call ahead to verify days/times/offers as they are subject to change.  Also, please feel free to add comments if you know of somewhere I’ve missed as this is not an exhaustive list.

La Tolteca
McDonalds (Pocomoke & N Salisbury)

McDonalds (Ocean Pines)
Chick-Fil-A (N Salisbury)
Golden Corral
Adam’s Ribs

UNO Chicago Grill
McDonalds (Pemberton Dr Salisbury)

McDonald’s (Fruitland)
Chick-Fil-A (mall)


UNO Chicago Grill

Every Day
Greene Turtle

McDonald’s—99c hamburger Happy Meals and $1.09 cheeseburger Happy Meals, usually from 5-8pm. 
La Tolteca—1 child eats free with paying adult
Greene Turtle—kids eat free when you purchase adult entrée/burger/sandwich
Chick-Fil-A—free kids meal when you buy combo meal
IHOP—free kids meal when you buy adult meal
Quiznos—99c kids meals
Golden Corral—kinds under 3 always eat free, kids 4-10 eat for $1.99 on Tuesdays
Denny’s—up to 2 free kids meals when you buy an adult meal 4-10p
Friendly’s—kids eat free 4-11p
Sonic—99c kids meals, also offers ½ price drinks everyday 2-4p

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jergens MONEY MAKER at Rite Aid

This week, Rite Aid has a $5 UP Reward when you buy 2 Jergens lotions.  The 3oz Jergens Shea butter lotion is regularly $2.79.  You can use the 20% off Rite Aid coupon to get them for $2.23 each.  Print this $1 coupon (twice) to save even more.  You will receive a $5 UP Reward, making this deal a MONEY MAKER!!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Check out Frugals spring 2014 edition

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for warmer temperatures and more sunshine!  This winter has been a doozy, that’s for sure!  Luckily, Frugals can offer a bright spot in your day with their newest Spring edition publication.

Prism Pools & Spas in Onancock, VA is the cover feature this quarter.  Love your pool but not a fan of the work it takes to get it swim ready?  Let them do it for you, and save $50 off the service.  We all know it’s expensive for the chemicals to get it swim ready, so if you’re one of those DIY people, you can save $25 off your $50 purchase or any other service offered.  They’re not just pools and spas either; they also do storm clean-up, pole barns, house additions and concrete patios, are licensed and insured and offer free in-home consultations.

Looking for a new place to call home?  Check out Marley Manor luxury apartment homes in Salisbury.  They are offering a $99 move in with NO fees, which is a total savings of $450!  Their new floor plans include dual master suites, spacious walk in closets, extra storage and larger living rooms!

Looking for an exciting evening out?  Come to the Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling Tractor Pull at the Pocomoke Fairgrounds on June 28th--Super Pro, stock diesel tractors, modified tractors, 4WD & 2WD pickups!  This is usually a sell-out event, so get there early for the best seating!  Gates open at 4pm, show starts at 630pm.  There is also a “Romp in the Swamp” Jeep event being held on April 26-27th. 
Maybe you’re looking for a more relaxing outing?  Consider a cruise to Tangier Island.  There are daily cruises available aboard the Steven Thomas where you can discover the history & charm of Tangier Island as you walk the same paths that were visited by John Smith in 1608, or meet the island residents who still speak with an Elizabethan accent.  Check out page 4 for $2 off your day cruise ticket and $1 off a souvenir mug.

We all know that with the warmer months come a multitude of outdoor events, including the carnivals!  Salisbury Festival kicks things off on April 25th – 27th.  Friday night there’s a “Block party” with live entertainment, rides, games & shopping.  See page 20 for more information. 
Pork in the Park is May 9th-11th this year, at WinterPlace Park in Salisbury.  This is a KCBS BBQ cook off event, so the food is absolutely divine! 
Not a fan of BBQ?  Check out the Strawberry Festival in Marion, MD the same weekend.  Sponsored by the Somerset County Arts Council, they offer FREE admission, entertainment, kids activities, lots of food & drink, and even a parade. 
Hebron carnival starts May 28th and lasts thru July 5th, with fireworks on July 4th.  Check out page 3 for several $4 off rides coupons.
The Girdletree Volunteer Fire Company is hosting their 10th Anniversary Cash Bike Bash on Saturday, June 7.  Tickets are $40/person in advance or $45 at the door, which includes all the food, beer & soda you can consume!  See page 43 for more details about this event! 
The 89th Annual Chincoteague Fireman’s Carnival begins on June 27th and runs every weekend through August 2nd, with fireworks on July 4th, and the world famous Pony Penning July 28th thru August 2nd.  See page 5 for $3 off a wristband for rides. 
Parksley Volunteer Fire Company is holding a Boat & Buck$ giveaway on June 14th.  There are only 1000 tickets to be sold & you could win a 2014 Carolina Skiff DLV 19’ boat, not to mention the $25 cash drawings every 15 minutes!  Tickets to this event are $40 and include all you can eat and drink, entertainment and benefit the PVFC. 
The hottest day of the summer is almost guaranteed to be on Wednesday, July 16th, mainly because that is the day of the 38th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake in Crisfield.  $40 will get you a FREE mug & mallet (while supplies last), and unlimited steamed crabs, fried fish, clams, corn on the cob, watermelon, soda, water, beer & more!  If you walk away hungry from this event, it’s your own fault.
The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival is July 25th - 27th and will have great music, food, fun kid stuff, as well as ultimate blueberry pie and fresh blueberries.  Save $1 off adult admission when you present the coupon found on page 48.

Let’s talk about food!  There are tons of eateries featured in this issue, including some new locations that I can’t wait to try for myself, like Captain Joe’s Shrimp Boat in West Ocean City.  On page 37, you’ll find a 20% off coupon.  They have a seafood market or you can dine in on their fresh shrimp/lobster, beer & wine!
Chesapeake Crabhouse & Tiki Bar is located in the quaint city of Crisfield.  They boast of the freshest seafood, including steamed crabs, hand cut steaks, Smith Island cakes, and offer waterfront open air dining.  Save $5 off your total purchase using the coupon on page 34.
Maybe you’re one of those people always on the go & don’t really have time for a sit-down meal, but want to enjoy the same delicious food others experience.  The solution to this problem is simple:  Chesapeake Treasures Seafood Carry-out on Riverside Drive in Salisbury.  They opened on April 2nd, with new management, but the same fresh seafood, delicious desserts and scrumptious salads.  Save 15% off your carry out order using the coupon found on page 28.
My family has an unspoken rule about having ice cream after eating crabs, despite being stuffed to the brim.  Naturally, I suggested Cold Stone Creamery so we could utilize the 2/$5 coupon on page 24. 
The kids might enjoy a nice, cold, refreshing ice pop from Frumex located in the Goliath Shopping Center in Salisbury.  Page 18 has a Buy 2 Get 1 FREE coupon just for you!  They are 100% natural and offer over 40 flavors, including coconut, lime, kiwi, mango & more!
The country’s best yogurt can be found at TCBY, where you can Buy 1 Get 1 FREE at their Dogwood Drive location in Salisbury.  Coupon is located on page 29.
Just around the corner in the Asbury UM Church parking lot is the Camden Avenue Farmer’s Market .  They are open on Tuesdays from 230-6pm, and you can save $1 off your purchase when you use the coupon on page 29.  They also accept WIC Farmer’s Market checks!
The Emporium in Snow Hill serves breakfast all day long, but they’re NOT Denny’s, that’s for sure!  You will find exquisite items on the menu such as the Prime Rib special, the Wus burger, chicken Caesar salad, hot paninis and freshly baked muffins.  See page 37 for their hours and address.
JT’s Grill in Salisbury has a “signature burger” which is to die for!  Use the coupon on page 27 to treat yourself to a Buy 1 Get 1 half off deal.
If a hand cut, charcoal grilled steak is more your style, the Club Car Café in Parksley is the place to go!  Enjoy 20% off steak entrees when you present the coupon on page 49.
After all this eating we’ll be doing, we’re going to need to work it off somehow.  Stratosphere Trampoline Park is now open under their new name (formerly Aerosports Trampoline Park), but it’s the same GREAT place!  Enjoy BOGO admission when you bring the coupon from page 25. 
For the younger crowd, Coco’s Funhouse located in the Twilley Center has 8000+ square feet of fun, including an inflatable playground and party packages.  They also have comfy chairs and a sitting area for mom and dad to enjoy while the little ones are off playing.  Save $1 off admission using the coupon on page 20.

Wan to go shopping?  Or maybe a girl’s night out is on your calendar.  Stop by Holly’s Top Nails in Salisbury for your next manicure, pedicure, or wax job.  You can save $5 off any service when you use the coupon on page 19. 
The guys can do whatever it is they do together and even save $5 off the rental of a paddle board, canoe, motor boat or kayak from Pocomoke River Canoe Company in Snow Hill.  They’re open daily from April thru October.  See page 41 for more details.
RDL Boutique in Pocomoke has inspirational giftware & greeting cards, handbags, scarves, jewelry and much more!  Enjoy 50% off select jewelry when you use the coupon on page 39.
Show your patriotic side with a new flag from The Country Flag Shop in Snow Hill.  They have USA, state & decorative flags, flagpoles and holders, miniature stick flags, custom flags and many more.  Save 15% off your purchase when you use the coupon on page 40.
Give the inside of your home a makeover when you shop at All Cabinets and Floors in Pocomoke, and you can save 15% off your purchase using the coupon on page 41.
When was the last time you had your septic tank pumped out?  Call Shore Septic for affordable, professional septic pumping starting at $220.  They offer the same rates 7 days a week!  See page 51 for more details.
College Scooters offers a wide variety of new and used scooters, motorcycles and bicycles.  They offer 2 year warranties and financing.  See the coupon on page 29 for up to $100 in savings off your purchase.
Need some bigger wheels?  Check out R W Motors & save $250 off any vehicle.  They offer low down payments, guaranteed credit approval, and even have an online application.  Buy your vehicle from somewhere else but still need to have it inspected?  They have another coupon on page 32 for you to save $20 off your Maryland state inspection.
Perhaps you have an elderly loved one who needs some assistance with their hearing.  Let Miracle Ear help you discover and experience the “Miracle Ear Advantage.”  Present the coupon on page 26 for even deeper savings. 
Give the pet in your life an extra special treat from The Pet Stuff Place in New Church, VA.  They’re a full service pet supply store, offering food, feed, toys, and health/training aids.  Save 20% when you redeem the coupon found on page 50.
Johnson’s Seed & Feed has all of your garden and pet supply needs, and has a 15% off coupon on page 18.
Quilts By the Sea in Chincoteague is offering a FREE fat quarter with any purchase.  They have all kinds of crafting supplies, including fabric, books, patters, and even offer classes!  See their ad on page 50 for directions.