Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Free Diet Dr. Pepper

Dr. Pepper wants everyone to try their Diet Dr. Pepper. Give them your mailing address and they will send you a coupon for either a free 2 liter or a 20 ounce bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper. So go ahead and indulge your taste buds.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Host a Free Lunch Party

Micheal Angelo's would like to treat you and five friends to a free lunch party. Invite five friends over and serve up to 6 single serve Micheal Angelo's entrees and they will reimburse you. You have to act fast. The dinners need to be purchased and the party hosted by January 31st.

This offer is only available to Family Table members. Once you register, special promotions and coupons will be available as well as, recipes and ideas for entertaining.

It's Time For Free Food at McDonalds

McDonald's is offering Valentine's Day coupon books for $1. They come with 3 free hamburgers, 3 small ice cream cones, 3 small fries or apple dippers, and 3 apple juices or milks. They are supposed to be used by children 12 and under. The coupons are valid 2/14/2009 thru 5/15/2009. They can be found at participating restaurants. Not all places carry them.

These are great to give out with Valentine's day cards, use as party favors, or donate to treasure boxes in the classroom. I buy them to use when the kids and I are running errands and need a snack.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

$10 off $10 at Oriental Trading Company

Oriental Trading Company has a new coupon code - AVA910 - for $10 off any $10+ order. This Smart Source code is good til 2/9/2009. Shipping starts at $6.99. The best part is they guarantee the lowest price or they will refund 110%.

They have some great Valentine's Day items available. Oriental Trading is great for finding party favors and scrap booking supplies. So check them out.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Are You In?

Starbucks is encouraging everyone to step up and take the Obama volunteer challenge, "Renew America Together". Pledge to donate five hours of your time throughout the year and Starbucks will give you a free Tall Coffee. Visit Starbucks, till January 25th, take the pledge, and the coffee is yours.

During President Barack Obama's inauguration, he asked every American to jump on the volunteer bandwagon. The nonprofit Hands on Network out of Atlanta has teamed up with Starbucks to help everyone find a project they are interested in volunteering in. You can use their search engine on the website, to find a project in your neighborhood.

I strongly believe all children should be encouraged to volunteer their time for projects they care about. When we lived in Gatlinburg, we had a lot of fun collecting garbage and rebuilding trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Now that we are in Central Florida, we need to find some new projects. First on our agenda will be serving dinner at the Interfaith Kitchen on February 2nd. We will start out cooking our share of the meal together at home, then we will take it to the kitchen to serve with friends from the Trinity United Methodist Church. It will give us a chance to spend some time together and help others that desperately need it.

What will you do to meet the challenge? Leave me a comment telling everyone how you plan to step up.

Free Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix

Sign up for the Betty Crocker Newsletter and receive a free sample of Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix. Once you register, you can print 26 different coupons off their website. You will be the first to know when new promotions are released. The site also has a yummy cooking section filled with recipes for every occasion. Act fast before the free Chex Mix disappears.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Join Me on Facebook

Finding Pennies In the Sand is now part of the Facebook Blog Network. Have you checked out this social networking site? I registered right before the holidays, but I didn't do anything with it. About a week ago, I received a message from a high school friend (Hi Krista!) that I had not talked to in years. In the last week, I found friends I have not talked to in twenty years. It is so exciting.

If you want to join the network, click on the link to the left. Sign up as a reader and see how many friends you can find. If you blog, send me a link and I will link back to your blog.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Free Signature Item at Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body Works has a new coupon for a free signature item (in the original packaging) with any purchase. The coupon expires 1/25/09. This is up to a $12 value. Don't want to spend a lot? Check out the gift bags and travel sizes.

Did you use the free 2oz Signature Collection body lotion coupon yet? Its good with any purchase and it also expires 1/25/09.

There is also a coupon for a free Signature Collection Shower Gel with any $10 purchase. This coupon expires 2/11/09.

Have fun shopping!!!

Inauguration Freebies

As I sit here and watch the Inauguration of our 44th president on CBS, I am thrilled to see the entire Nation so excited and full of hope. All of the news coverage has been amazing and informative. I love learning all of the details that go with the traditions of the Inauguration.

To go along with this special day in history, I have found several retailers who are offering freebies to commemorate this day in history.

The New Yorker is giving out a free copy of the January 26 Inauguration Commemorative Cover. All you have to do is register. This will be a great addition to the scrapbook.

MoveOn.Org is mailing out "We Did It" stickers to commemorate Obama winning the election. Over 3,333,560 stickers have been ordered. Wow, that's quite the statement.

Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts today to celebrate. The offer is only good today so get over there and get a free doughnut. To find participating stores, click here.

TGI Fridays is planning on holding the world's largest Inauguration Party. At 9PM tonight, every Friday's restaurant will hold a big toast to the president. Give Me More Stripes Members will receive a commemorative Friday's button, double points, half priced appetizers, and free red and white Friday's chips with salsa and chiplote ranch dip.

Restoration Hardware is offering $100 off any order of $400 or more online. Use code RNPR019. This deal is good today through 1/26/09.

Legal Seafood is declaring today a "Legal Holiday". They are offering a cup of New England Clam Chowder for 44 cents and quarts of the soup may be purchased online for $4.44. Legal Seafood Clam Chowder has been served at every Presidential Inauguration since 1981.
Are you looking for more freebies? Check out Free Cosmetics at the Mall. Don't forget to subscribe so you won't miss anything.

Pepsi is Giving Back $15 in Coupons

Pepsi is giving back $15 in coupons when you purchase the required products and mail in the rebate form plus register receipts. The promotion ends 2/01/09 and it must be postmarked by 2/17/09.

So I know, your next question is - Who has Pepsi on sale this week?

Buy $20 in Pepsi and Frito-Lay snacks and receive $10 in ECB's.
Pepsi 8pk are 5/$10
Pepsi 2liters are 4/$5
Lays and Tostitos are 2/6

Buy $20 in Pepsi and Frito-Lay snacks and receive $10 in RR's. Buy $15 and receive $5 in RR's.
Pepsi 8pk are 4/$9
Pepsi 2liters are 3/$4
Tostitos and Doritos are 2/$5

Lays chips are buy one get one free.

Free Hallmark Cards at CVS

With Valentine's Day coming up, we can all use free greeting cards. CVS is coming to the rescue. This week they are offering $3 in ECB's when you purchase 3 cards. They have $1 cards, so when you match these with ECB's, they come out free. My stores have a limited of 5 offers, but check your stores, they might be different.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Free Cosmetics at the Mall

Thanks to a $175 million class action settlement in the department store cosmetic industry for involvement in price-fixing, we may receive a free product just for asking. If you purchased cosmetics in a department store between May 29, 1994 through July 16, 2003 and you live in the United States, then you qualify for this free product.

Each company is offering a different product and you may choose one.
Boucheron (USA) Ltd.: Femme Eau de Toilette (1 ounce/30 ml)
Chanel, Inc.: Coco Mademoiselle body lotion (3.4 fluid oz)
Christian Dior Perfumes, Inc.: J’Adore Eau de Parfum (15 ml)
Clarins U.S.A., Inc.: Clarins Energizing Morning Cream (30 ml) OR Clarins Beauty Flash Bomb (30 ml)
Conopco, Inc.: Calvin Klein Euphoria Bath and Shower Crème (6.7 oz), Vera Wang Princess Body Polish (5 oz) OR Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Shower Gel (6.7 oz)
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair (15 ml/0.5 oz) OR Clinique Moisture Surge (30 ml/1 oz)
Guerlain, Inc.: My Insolence Eau de Toilette (15 ml)
L’Oréal USA, Inc.: Lancôme UV Expert 20, Lancôme Cils Design Pro Mascara, Lancôme Fatale Mascara, Lancôme Courbe Virtuose Mascara, Lancôme Primordial Skin Defense, Ralph Lauren Romance Shower Gel (6.7 oz.), Giorgio Armani ACM Shower Gel (6.7 oz), OR Lancôme Hypnôse Shower Gel
Parfums Givenchy, Inc.: Very Irresistible Givenchy Eau de Toilette (15 ml)

These stores will be participating in the program:
Bergdorf Goodman
Boston Store
Carson Pirie Scott
Neiman Marcus
Saks Fifth Avenue

A few things to remember: This offer is only good for 7 days or until these items run out. Print out the lawsuit settlement and bring it with you, just in case you have to "educate" an employee or manager.

Free Fresh Start Journal

Walgreens and O, The Oprah Magazine are giving away the Fresh Start Journal to the first 2000 readers who send in a receipt from participating products or a 3X5 index card. Send it to: Fresh Start P.O. Box 1708 Sandusky, OH 44871-1708 . The website says you do not have to make a purchase. Make sure your info is part of the first 2000 to get there. Good Luck!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Free Boost Kids Exssentials

Boost is mailing out coupons for a free Boost Kids Essentials Nutrionally Complete Drink to the first 25,000 households that respond. This coupon has a $14.99 value. This will also register you for future deals with Nestle.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

An Old Favorite

Have you visited lately? For me, it was like visiting an old friend. I used to order all types of catalogs filled with decorative trinkets, kitchen fancies, fun stuff for the kids, trendy clothes, and lots of cool stationary. I loved getting mail everyday. There was always something fun waiting. They always had some type of sale or promotional coupon to make shopping more enticing. I learned how to decorate from examining every beautiful photograph. Adorable outfits and toys for my new babies jumped out of each page. Writing to friends became a favorite pastime, so I could show off new stationary treasures. There was always a cool outfit, I had to have. I loved my catalogs.

After moving twice in the last year, many of my catalogs have stopped coming. I decided to stop by and see what's new. I was pleasantly surprised. They have catalogs for everything you could possibly want and they even come with special discounts. Many are linked to websites, so we can start browsing right away.

Here are some of my favorites:

MetKids - A great collection of unique children's items. They are offering $10 off any order of $50 or more.

FAO Schwarz - Everything toys and games. If you have a little ballerina in your life, you have to check out their Tutu Couture Boutique. You can design beautiful one-of-a-kind tutus for your little dancer. They also have a Madame Alexander Doll Factory where you can design your own dolls.

Victorian Trading Company - Victorian decor, gifts, and stationary. They have beautiful Victorian calling cards. When you order 2000 calling cards, you will receive a free silver-plated card case with your order.

Gooseberry Patch - Consider themselves "A Country Store in Your Mailbox". They are offering 10% off all orders.

Colorful Images - Personalized gifts, stationary, even checks. They are offering 15% off Internet orders of $30 or more.

To receive these discounts, you need to visit the websites, through Check them out. I hope you enjoy your catalog shopping as much as I do.

Friday, January 9, 2009

2 Free Issues of ALL YOU

Have you read "All You" yet? This is a great magazine that can only be found at Wal-Mart. This month it comes with coupons totaling $19.70 that can be used in any store. I have to get the new issue every month, sometimes, 2 or 3 depending on the coupons. I am totally addicted.

Now they are offering 2 free trial issues, with a bill me option. So you don't have to use a credit card. It's definitely worth checking it out.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I'm Back!!! It has been a whirlwind few months. Baby Lizzy finally came September 15Th, happy and healthy. I forgot how much time a new little one takes, lots of bottles, diapers, cuddles, and kisses. The holidays were filled with lots of surprises and many, many firsts.

Now that the New Year has started, we are ready for some serious deal hunting. With Baby Lizzy blowing raspberries on my lap, we are back.

2009 will be filled with lots of great promotions, cheap deals, freebies, and coupon match-ups. I have two challenges for myself and my great readers. The first is to plan ahead and take advantage of the deals before an emergency arises and we have to pay full price. I hate having to pay full price for toilet paper because we need it and I forgot the coupons at home. We all have those last minute situations that sneak up on us.

The second challenge is to use hot deals to help others. We have all passed up deals for items we don't need like pet food or the millionth bottle of shampoo. Pick the items up and donate them to someone who really needs them. In these times, there are too many people that need help. Maybe we can put our good fortune to good use to help others and Pay It Forward.

Do you have a question or a great deal? Leave a comment. I would love to hear from ya.

$120 in P&G coupons

$120 in free Proctor and Gamble coupons? Really? How? When? I am there. I can never have enough P&G coupons. So here's the deal....

Purchase $50 worth of any P&G products, follow their directions, and mail the receipts in. They will send you the coupons. It's that simple, right????


Who wants to pay $50 for cleaning supplies, laundry soap, toiletries, and diapers? Nobody!!! So during the next few weeks, I will bring you ways to make the $50 goal, the cheapest way possible.

Here's a few things to remember:

  • The $50 total is before coupons and rewards like ECB's and RR.

  • Multiple receipts may be submitted.

  • Products must be purchased by 1/31 and postmarked by 2/14.

Stay tuned for some cheaper ways to meet this goal.