Category Archives: Saving Strategies

Tips to help you save money.

Hot In-store Coupon for CVS – $3 off $15


Print a $3 off $15 coupon for CVS. Doesn’t expire until 6-30-2014!

I love shopping at CVS. I buy all kinds of stuff there! I roll over my Extrabucks. I’ve got 10 now, so this will go with that nicely!

Using coupons and rolling over any Extrabucks you earn are great tricks to use when shopping at CVS.

Freebies Round-up & Fun stuff

Chick's Candy Store, Pitt Street, New York by Walter Rosemblum 1938

A 1938 Photo by Walter Rosenblum “Chick’s Candy Store.” It was taken on Pitt St., In NYC, NY.

Free Nivea lotion samples

Recipe! Homemade Taco Seasoning

Nutrish for cats catfood sample

Replens Vaginal Moisturizer Sample

International Coffee- Win a tumbler

Suave Natural Infusions Sample (I like the way this smells – it’s the best Suave yet, in my opinion.)

Free 1 year Martha Stewart Living Magazine Subscription

Free 26 weeks Wall Street Journal (Free coupons on Saturday)

Free 1 year Golf Digest

Various Turkey Hill Coupons – Tea & Ice Cream

Proctor and Gamble Sample Box – sign up for several free samples once per quarter

Free Neti pot

Enter to Win a Diamond Candles $100 Giveway

Free Beginner’s Photoshop Class from Adobe

From HGTV, a new Youtube Channel, Homemade All sorts of misc. content for DYI.

Tuesday, May 20,2014 -Class Actions, Freebies, Fun and Helpful Deals

I thought it was about time to do another roundup. They take me a while, and I always try to include some goodies maybe no one else has come across. I’m rather picky – everything I list is generally free or should benefit the low-income families. Many deals are time limited- when they are over or out, they are out, so if you want them, act quickly.

Here goes!

  • Closes – 6/16/14 Trader Joe’s Class Action

    Joe-Joe’s Chocolate Vanilla Crème Cookies ($2.70)
    Joe-Joe’s Chocolate Sandwich Crème Cookies ($2.70)
    Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls ($3.99)
    Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits ($2.93)
    Trader Giotto’s 100% Natural Fat Free Ricotta Cheese ($3.62)
    Trader Joe’s Fresh Pressed Apple Juice ($2.79)
    No proof of purchase needed for up to 10 products. Class Members who provide proof of purchase can receive compensation for more than 10 total purchases of these products.

  • Closes – 7/14/2014 Link to File Form for Hydroxycut Class ActionIf you purchased certain Hydroxycut products between July 20, 2008 and March 19, 2014, you could be eligible for a full refund. Purchase receipts not required for up to 2 bottles.
  • Dove Shampoo and Conditioner – from the Walmart Site- watch the video, then get the sample
    Dove Shampoo & Conditioner Samples
  • Need to donate stuff? Print out a free shipping label for your donation box – Get it out of your house free of cost!
    GiveBack Box
    There’s a video you can watch to learn more. It goes to Goodwill.
  • Free 2 year subscription to Bridal Guide Free Sub to Bridal Guide
  • 1 Year’s Weight Watchers – From FreebizMagazines – Free Weight Watchers Magazine- 1 year (I find if I don’t ask for any trade magazines in addition to the freeby, I don’t get as many questions to fill out in order to qualify.) Most people do qualify on their site- and they don’t spam you. The magazines do come. They try to target professionals with the free trade magazines.
  • Free Nutrich for Cats Sample (Rachel Ray Catfood) Facebook – Nutrish for Cats Sample
  • Link offsite to tons of free Kindle BooksHundred Zeros (Word of advice- Always, always, ALWAYS – double-check the price on any ads you see for free Kindle books. People aren’t trying to trick you – it’s just the Amazon price system updates all through the day. Typically free book promotions go from 1-3 days, so depending on when it was started, it can stop just as quickly. IF you ever accidentally pay to buy one, contact Amazon immediately- they have great customer service and have reversed the charges and order for me.)

  • This one is IFFY – Welcome Kit for TEAM EAS – Join Team EAS
    Welcome Kit MAY include a free water bottle, EAS bag, samples of Lean 15 and Muscle Armor along with plenty of coupons. I signed up – worth a try and we do buy the bars.

Shop Amazon – $6 for Conde Nast Traveler All Access + Free Weekender Bag


Starting Seeds the Cheap Way – Frugal Gardening Tips

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I want to share with you how I start seeds.  See, I can’t afford to spend a lot on plants and gardening supplies, so I’ve learned how to supply my garden the inexpensive way. I learned this method from a … Continue reading

Checkout 51 – A new EASY Way to Get Cash Back on Groceries

Checkout 51

I’ve been using Checkout 51 for a while now. It’s a great new service! I always like to ‘checkout’ a service before I recommend it. That means that maybe I am not always the fastest to bring you the new stuff, but when I do, you know it has been vetted and that it does, indeed, pay, and isn’t a hassle.

They way Checkout 51 works is this – every week, they post a new list of offers. You can print them out if you like. OR, if you have a smartphone, you can download the app. Then, you shop as you normally would. When you get done, either scan or photograph your receipt, and you get credit on the offers you bought. Your balance adds up, and when you get $20, you can withdraw it.

What’s cool is it combines with coupons, e-coupons, and other kick back services. So far, every week I’ve used it, they offered a vegetable, which is a food category that is a bit hard to find coupons for.

There should be no reason why you cannot use this service if you use food stamps/SNAP. In fact, it might be one of the best services I’ve seen for people using SNAP. They’ve had several very healthy, inexpensive, everyday products, such as strawberries, OJ, eggs, and carrots.

I’m finding that combining coupons with Catalina’ At-Register deals, SavingStar, Ibotta, Checkout 51 and Rebates – I’m trimming my food and household expenses down more and more even after I leave the store.

If you have questions – catch me on social media or leave me a comment!