Friday Finds 9/18

Well, I have been telling myself for a while now that I really need to start blogging on a consistent basis again. But that hasn’t been working out to well for me.  Actually I have several posts in draft mode, I just never got around to publishing them.  So I figured what better way to get back in the swing of things than doing a fun and easy post! So here is the new installment of Friday Finds- where I bring to you free and cheap, but mostly free, stuff I have found on the internet! Enjoy! And just remember that freebies can disappear or change in a heartbeat, so if they are no longer available I am sorry!

Books- *I have not read all of these books so I can not vouch for them personally.  Also remember that books on Amazon can change price without warning, so double check the price before clicking to buy and grab the free ones while you can!

The Place of Voices– Deep in a remote jungle, amid long-forgotten ancient ruins, three unlikely time travelers collide. In the shadows, a relentless evil presence lurks, threatening to lead them astray. Will they triumph over their adversary or be trapped in his web of lies? Sometimes it takes a journey through time to learn the true meaning of sacrifice.

Summer’s Fury– Meet Summer Percy she lost the only family she had, no work to be found for her in Pennsylvania and her meager savings is almost finished.

Thicker Than Blood– Two estranged sisters, one a rare book dealer, the other a cattle rancher, meet again after fifteen years. *I have read this book and enjoyed! So did the other members of my book club.

When The Smoke Clears– After a brush with death due to equipment failure, smokejumper Alexia Allen is ordered to take time off while the incident is under investigation. She makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother’s home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she is confronted with murder, arson–and a handsome detective.

Who Murdered Mister Malone– Nothing exciting ever happens in the small town of Belhaven, Michigan. Nothing that is, until a body was found in the woods behind the local elementary school. With the entire town in an uproar, “Garden Girl” Gloria Rutherford makes it her personal mission to find the killer or killers and solve the mystery with some help from her friends. *I also read this book with my book club and enjoyed it.


Christmas Planner– now is the time to start planning and organizing the upcoming holiday! I know it seems early but really it will be here before you know it!

Turkey- Free pattern for you to color, print or stitch! Create a cute colored printable or print in b&w and let your kids color their own turkey! Or you can print it out and then use embroidery floss and stitch a cute little turkey on fabric to frame or turn into a pillow! So many options!

Water Color Turkey Printable
Turkey Coloring Page
Turkey Free Stitchable


Pumpkin Butter


I LOVE pumpkin! It is my favorite season! I know that is a well used joke but it is so true. Fall really is my favorite season- the cool weather, changing leaves, the smells and of course pumpkin everything! I tried pumpkin butter for the first time last week and loved it but didn’t want to pay the price the little store was asking! So glad I found this recipe and it cooks in your crock pot, so thats a win-win! She even has free labels you can print if you want to give it as a gift!

Friday Finds

Sorry about the lack of these posts lately but I have been a little busy with other stuff.  Today’s post is unique. I am going to give you links to the websites where you can find the deals.  Just click through and you will be set!  So I guess I am sharing my sources today!  But thats fine becuase the more you can save the better!

Instead of copying and reposting a list I found earlier, I thought I would just give you the link today.  You can head on over to The Krazy Koupon Lady‘s website and grab any of the restaurant deals that interest you!  There are some great ones.  Restaurant Deals  And while you are there, you can check out all her great coupon-related posts! She can seriously help you save some money!

Also at The Krazy Koupon Lady you can find the following deals:
Cottenelle Deal– only $1.50 at Wal-Mart
Vitamin Water for $0.01 each- seriously!
Free Shout Color Gaurd

Head on over to Southern Savers and get these deals plus more!
Mall and Retail Coupon Round-up
New e-Coupons

Plus at Southern Savers you can find all kinds of deals for Walgreens, Rite-Aid and more!

Over at Living Rich with Coupons you can find these great deals:
Grab a Tide coupon today at 2 pm EST
Organic and Gluten Free Coupon Deals
Handheld FoodSaver Vacuum Seal deal $9.99 shipped- I have a regular counter-top model and LOVE it! Great way to save money!
Free Holiday Items at Ink Garden, you pay shipping- sounds like a good deal, i have never used this company though

At Penny Pinchin’ Moms you will find the following deals:
Pink Silicone MacBook Keyboard Overlay– $5 shipped
$5 off Custom Postage, 50% of Greeting Cards and 10% Cash Back at Zazzle
Five Things to do this Weekend
Freebies Round-up– 8×10 Canvas, Baby Magazines and More!
All You Magazine, 6 months for $1 an issue- I subscribe and LOVE LOVE LOVE this magazine.  The coupons in each issue alone are worth the subscription price!
And my favorite thing that she does, An Apple a Day! This is a daily reminder for you to e-mail specific companies and compliment them on their products! Or you can share a concern if need be.  But the point is that most companies respond with freebies and/or coupons! Can’t beat free stuff and/or coupons for sending a simple e-mail!

Over at My Frugal Adventures you will find these deals:
Peeps coupon
Shop for Free lists for Target and Wal-Mart- with links to printable coupons
100 Free Prints from Snapfish- hurry and use it as they sometimes stop the coupons before the expiration date due to high usage!

Have fun adn Save lots!

Friday Finds- 8/19

Here are today’s finds! Enjoy!

Get a free sample from Nescafe for liking their Facebook page

Try Rachael Ray’s Nutrish Just 6 dog food for free

Get a free sample of Shout Wipe N Go by liking their Facebook page

Head on over to Kids Bowl Free and see if their is a participating alley near you!  If there is, eligible kids can get up to 2 free games a day!

You still have time to respect the roll (lol!) and get your free toilet paper roll cover from Cottonelle

Get a free can of Purina Pro Plan cat food on their Facebook page!


Saturday Steals- August 13

So, I didn’t get a chance to come back yesterday and post my Friday Finds for you.  I didn’t want to not post this week as I did find some goodies, so I decided why not do it today and just call them Saturday Steals!  So here is your Friday Finds post on Saturday!  Enjoy!

Here is one of my faves this week:  Canvas People is offering a FREE 8×10 Print or $50 credit towards any other size!! This is a great deal and one you should jump on! They also make excellent Christmas gifts for grandparents!  Don’t miss out!

You can grab a FREE sample of Proctor and Gambles Head and Shoulders!  Head on over and request yours today!

Have a kiddo that has an Nintendo DS?  If so and they are anything like mine then I am sure they have already lost the one that came with their game system.  The good news for you is that you can head over to Amazon and pick up an 8 pack of Rainbow Stylus’ for $2.95 shipped! WOW! that is a great deal. No other purchase necessary for the free shipping either.

Looking build up your inventory coupons but don’t want to buy all the papers needed to do so?  Then head over to My Frugal Adventures and enter to win 12 Full Coupon Inserts!  Hurry as the contest is only open until Monday, August 15th!

If you have a Kindle or the Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac, you can head on over to Amazon and get a FREE Dinner Made Easy Cookbook download from Stonyfield!  Some yummy recipes in there!

Head on over and request your FREE sample of Post-It Super Sticky Notes!

Pick up a FREE packet of seeds

If you didn’t get it last week, try again for the FREE Sauve Products

Grab a FREE sample of Splenda and make life even sweeter!

Want to have fun with the kids and not spend a lot of money? Then make your own Moon Sand! How fun and cost-effective!  Head on over to Skip to My Lou for the directions!  You can also find directions over on Z Reccomends.

Over at Walgreens Photos you can use the following codes for some great deals:

  • 75 Photo Prints for $9.99, use Promo Code: AUG75
  • 20% off Posters, use Promo Code: PSTRSALE20
  • 33% off Collage Prints and Enlargements, use Promo Code: 33ENLARGE

 Do you have a child in your family that has to eat Gluten-Free?  Then you can download this great book for free (the regular price is $9.95). Just enter coupon code 2011BTSebook (case sensitive) at checkout. This offer expires on August 26, 2011.  Thank you to The GFCF Pantry for sharing!

Free cute printable available at Nothing But Country.  Make up cute little snacks for your friends or your kids friends to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer!

And a Free Back to School countdown printable is available over at Happy Home Fairy!  Let your kids countdown to the first day of school by coloring in the days as they mark them off.  So cute, especially for younger children.

Enjoy! And see you next week!


Friday Finds

As you can see I changed the title of my Friday posts.  I did this because I wanted to include all the great stuff I find even if its not totally free.  Don’t worry, I still plan to post mostly freebies.  But you just never know what I might come across that is a great deal but not free.  So enjoy!

First up, a great food freebie!  All you have to do is head on over and like Ruby Tuesdays on Facebook.  Then you will get a coupon for 2 Free Rubies Minis with Fries (with the purchase of 2 beverages).  It is so simple and they still had quite a few left when I got mine.  Follow this link right here: Ruby Tuesdays

Next up is free hair care product from John Frieda!  Head on over to Walmart to pick up this free sample.  Just click the button in the middle of the page and follow the directions! So easy!

You can still grab the Free Cottonelle Toilet Paper Roll cover if you haven’t already! And if you keep your eyes peeled for some Cottonelle coupons that would be a great score!

If your kids love to read like my oldest then you are going to want to take advantage of the Barnes and Nobles Summer Reading Program.  It is a great program and pretty easy to do:

  • Head over to the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program and download & print the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Imagination’s Destination Reading Journal
  • Kids read 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal
  • Bring the completed Journal in between 5/24 – 9/6
  • They get to choose a Free book from the list when they turn in the Journal at your local Barnes & Nobles Bookstore

For any of you pet lovers out there, you can also get a free Purina Beneful Wag pack.  Head on over here to get it.  It includes a free sample of the food and a free issue of WagWorld Magazine.

You can also find more free samples plus coupons and more at!  Just visit this page

You can get a free NoGii Bar from Elizabeth Hasselbeck. These are a gluten-free protien bar.  You never know, you might actually like them! lol!

If you have always wanted to try them out but didn’t want to pay for a membership, Sam’s Club is offering a free 3-day membership August 5, 6, and 7.  You can read more about it here.  Or you can head over to Sam’s Club main site and find a location near you!

Right now at Snapfish you can get this great deal running now through August 31st.  You can get 3 FREE greeting cards from Snapfish using the code TRY3CARDS.  You just have to pay shipping and handling!  The code is good for cards priced up to $2.99 and shipping will be around $1.50 for all 3 cards!

Thanks to Frugal Girls, you can find tons of FREE e-Reader books.  Just visit this page and find some that you think you would enjoy!

Grab some free music from iTunes!  iTunes regularly features FREE singles of the week, offering a wide variety of music for your iPod at no cost! Here are this week’s:

Keep in mind that the price could go up on these at any time, but as of right now, they’re FREE!

Head on over to Clark Color Labs and pick up 40 Free Clark Color Photo Prints?? {just pay s/h}  Plus… all members can get 4 cent prints through 8/8 with promo code:11CPTS44!  Here is how to get your 40 FREE Prints:

  • Go to Clark Color Labs
  • Sign up for a new account
  • Upload Photos
  • Add 40 4X6 Prints to your Cart
  • Get additional prints for 4c each using promo code: 11CPTS44
  • s/h will be around $2.95 for 40 prints

Get your free Activia sample by Simply liking us on Facebook!

This is a pretty good deal and you are gonna want to get over there and get it whiel you can.  Hurry over and print the $1.00 off Skintimate Cream Shave coupon.

Here is one that might work for us and might not, will have to try it once and see maybe.  Head on over to Walgreens and buy one pack of the Crayola Washable Markers, 8 pk $2.00, On Sale thru 8/6.  Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 Free!  That will make you get a free one on your next purchase.  Doesn’t hurt to try it!

Doing some school shopping this weekend? Head over to Kohlswith this coupon for 15% off your total purchase. The coupon is valid: August 5 – 7, 2011. Makes for some nice savings!

Get a free sandwich keeper by mail when you buy 2 participating Welch’s jams, jellies or spreads.  Qualifying Welch’s jams, jellies and spreads include 32oz Grape Jam/Jelly, 32oz Strawberry, 22oz Grape Jam/Jelly, 22oz Strawberry/Raspberry, 18oz Grape Jam/Jelly, 27oz or 19.8oz Grape and Strawberry Natural Spreads, and 18oz Grape Preserves.  Be sure to include both original register receipts in one envelope with the offer form if you make your purchases in more than one transaction.  And purchase(s) must be made between June 15 and September 30, 2011.  Offer good while supplies last.

Head on over to the Sam’s Club website and get a free sample of Huggies diapers.  Just fill out the form here

Just for liking Shout & Co on Facebook you can get a free sample of Shout Wipe & Go.

Don’t forget that you can head on over to The Freebie Blogger and find more great freebies!

The IHOP Kids Eat Free deal is back.  Everyday between 4-10pm during the entire month of August, you can get a Free Kid’s Meal when you purchase an adult entree.  Free meal available to kids 12 & under.  You just have to make sure your restuarant participates in this deal. The last time we checked, the Columbia Missouri location did not particiapte! Bummer since we had already been seated and ordered.

Join Chili’s email club and get a coupon for Free Queso and Chips! This stuff is yummy!

Right now you can get a Free  For The Love of Lasagna Cookbook from Sorrento.  They did ask for a Promo Code but I didn’t need to put one in to get the book.

If cookbooks are your thing, then you can also download a free copy of Martha Stewart’s Summer Grilling cook book.  There are 4 different chapters so i am sure you  are going to find something you will enjoy!

This one is a little different but I thought I would share anyways.  I am going to admit that I am a little obsessed with printables! I love them and they tend to make my life a little easier (if I can find it after I save it!)  So over at The Excahnge, Cyndy has graciosuly put together a post that contains TONS AND TONS of printables from all over the internet!  You have to take a look, there are some great ones there and I am sure you will find something you can use!

Last but not least, don’t forget it is Mega Swagbuck Friday!  You can earn points for doing simple web searches and then use those points to get all kinds of free things!  I mainly use my to stock up on Amazon Gift Cards to be used for gifts (birthday, Christmas, just because).  Works great!

And if you want more links, just comment and I will post some of the links I use to find great deals and freebie throughout the week!

Friday Freebies

I have decided to try and do something new with my blog and am hoping that I will be able to keep up with it.  That is the one thing I am so bad about, keeping on a schedule when it comes to blogging.  So anyways, starting today I am going to try and post some Friday Freebies for you all to grab up!  Sound like fun? I think so and hope you enjoy it too!  Now I know that you can find these (and more) on lots of other sites out there but my goal is to offer you those that I grab (or try to grab) for myself because I think they are worth it!

So for today’s freebies we have:

How about some birthday freebies~
Free Cookie Slice on Your Birthday! All you gotta do is sign up for Great American Cookies CookiE-mail and its yours with the purchase of a drink! Can’t get much easier than that.  Go here to SIGN UP.  Plus you get a free cookie offer just for signing up!

Did you know that you can get a FREE entre (up to $8) at Country Kitchen on your birthday? Well you can! All you have to do is show them your ID and its yours! How great is that? Pretty great if you ask me.  Visit this page for more information and enjoy!

Do you garden? If so, join the Birthday List from Mike the Gardener Enterprises and receive 2 packs of complementary vegetable seeds on your birthday. NOTE~ they have had lots of sign-ups recently and are backlogged so it could take a little bit for your seeds to arrive! Be patient!

Lots of FREEBIES!! (Thanks to Wendi, who blogs at The Freebie Blogger for these!)

How about some retail therapy? Click the links to print free coupons at your favorite stores~
Old Navy
Click here and “like” them on Facebook to print a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $25 or more.  Redeem through August 4th. They are also having a $4 sale today, July 29th and tomorrow, July 30th only.  Click here for details.

Click here to print a Shopping Pass and receive an extra 15% off everything .  Redeem through July 29th.  That’s today so hurry.    Also, through July 31st, you can get $10 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend.  The Kohl’s cash can be redeemed August 1st through 8th.  Click here for details.

Bath & Body Works
Click here to print a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $30 or moreRedeem through July 31st.  Now through Sunday, Bath & Body Works is offering a FREE 2oz bottle of Paris Amour Body lotion. You do not need to purchase anything! This offer is available through July 31st, or while supplies last. 

And don’t forget Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day where you can earn up to 10,000 Swagbucks in one search!! Have you signed up for Swagbucks yet? Well what are you waiting for?! Sign up today and start earning gift cards for surfing the internet. It is that easy! This is my favorite way to earn Amazon Gift Cards that I can use for Christmas shopping!!  Or just give the gift code to my hubby and let him pick out whatever he wants when I want to give him a little surprise! And it costs me nothing but a little time!

Hope you can find something in the list that you can use! Sorry for some of the short dates, hopefully they won’t be that short in the future but I can only post it when I find it!