Friday, May 29, 2009
I'm not generally big on coupon clipping, but when the coupon makes it free, that's a whole different story. Glug glug!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
- Dunkin' Donuts - Free donut, your choice of any kind, with beverage purchase
- Krispy Kreme - Free donut, your choice of any kind, no purchase necessary
- Mighty-O Donuts - Free organic mini-donuts, one per customer
- Apparently Southwest Airlines, bizarrely, celebrated NDD '08 by making a "donut tour" and handing out packages of donuts at a few airports, but no word on whether anything is planned for '09
Stay tuned for more donut day updates!
As I recall, I tried a packet of this once and found it to have an oddly spiced ick taste, but there's nothing like a free sample to get me to try it again.
Two refunds are allowed per household, but it sounds like they want a separate form for each one, so split your purchases up accordingly.
The fine print implies that you might have to sit through a sales pitch, so go on the weekend when they'll be too swamped to bother with that.
- $10 off one DVD set or computer book
- $10 off one hardcover over $35
- $5 off one tote bag, game, CD, history book, sports book, cookbook, or reading glasses
- $2 off one travel book, sci-fi book, magazine, romance novel, or kids' book
- FREE SMALL COFFEE
As far as I can tell, you can combine coupons on your purchase (i.e., you can get $5 off a tote bag and $2 off a sci-fi book in one purchase), and it's very rare that they issue coupons for magazines, so now might be the time to check out that fancy foreign-language or slick design magazine you've been coveting. And wash it down with a free coffee, of course!
Once again, our friends on the East Coast steal a march on us. Enjoy, early risers.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
On May 30, you can swing by Walmart for your free ice cream. Technically it's a free ice cream "sample," which means "small," but they actually offer some decent brands, like Ben & Jerry's and Dibs. The free ice cream happens between 11 am and 4 pm, so plan your day accordingly.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I like Blue Moon beer, and I like it even better when it's opened, so this freebie seems to be a no-brainer...
You'll also get a pamphlet of info on going green, and some helpful links to websites with further information, so it's essentially a little bundle of good karma plopped into your mailbox.
Monday, May 25, 2009
And who knows, you might win a picture, too. Um... if you're into that kind of thing.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Well, technically it's a "cooler pack," which looks more like an "insulated bag with tacky logo" to me, but I guess that's an okay price for an insulated lunch bag that can hold a 12-pack of Smirnoff Ice bottles. Still, any so-called freebie where I have to enter credit card information just sticks in my craw.
Sorry, residents of CA, PR and UT, you are not eligible to participate in this promotion. You'll just have to buy your own free $5 insulated lunch bags at the store.
But on the other hand, they do offer a delicious and reasonably priced all-you-can-eat array of soups, salads (pre-mixed and salad bar), hot dishes, and desserts. AND they're offering a BOGO coupon through 5/31 at Soupplantation and their less-offensively-named Sweet Tomatoes sister chain. Luckily, I don't think there are any in the Seattle area, so it removes the difficult moral quandary rather neatly. But now you have a tough decision to make.
Whatever - when Borders bats its eyelashes and throws a 40% off discount my way, I'm not one to ignore it. Enjoy!
Friday, May 22, 2009
When you enter code GROUNDBEEF at checkout, you'll get two packages of organic ground beef patties free. It's less exciting when you realize that a "package" is 2 patties, so you're getting four patties total, a mere drop in the holiday BBQ bucket.
Still, free is free, so if you were planning on having crates of food delivered conveniently to your door this weekend, you may as well throw some beef on it. (Note: They'll be closed on Memorial Day, so order early for your parties.)
This coupon is good for Borders Rewards members only, but you should really be signed up for that anyhow, because they send lots of coupons ALL THE TIME.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
It's good through June 21, so even if you're shivering in Seattle, you should be able to enjoy this during some warm summeresque weather.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Your receipt has to be dated 5/23, 5/24 or 5/25, though, so watch those dates. That frozen yogurt isn't going to rebate itself.
Anyway, on June 6, Friendly's is giving away free cups or cones from 12:00-5:00 pm, if you live in one of these 11 states: MA, FL, VT, PA, VA., NJ, CT, NY, OH, MD, or ME. You can find a location near you here, but as usual, it's "participating locations only," so you may want to call ahead before you go.
It's been independently confirmed that this freebie does work and you get an approximately 2-oz bag of salami, so, you know, that's enough for a decent sandwich.
Get a coupon for some hot dog action when you sign up with your email here. Actually, now that I look at it, it certainly implies that the hot dogs are free, but it could also be read that the coupon itself is what's free. Still, if you were planning on grilling some dogs this summer anyway, you might as well save yourself some $$$. Who knows, maybe they'll feel generous and send you some free meat, too.
Alas, Seattleites, there don't seem to be any locations in Washington, but if you're traveling someplace that they have a Corner Bakery this weekend, print a coupon and let the frozen frolicking begin.
On Saturday, May 23, all solid-color flip-flops will be just $1 at Old Navy. If you've been in their stores recently, then you've seen the wall of flip-flops in every imaginable color, and for just a buck, you can get one to match every single summer outfit! Granted, they're like $3.50 normally, which is still a good price. But who wants to spend this weekend outside in the sun when you could be shopping at Old Navy?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Man, look how happy that lady looks with her white teeth. She is stoked about dental hygiene. Wouldn't you like to wake up in the morning feeling like that? You know what to do.
Heck, if you're a crazy cat lady, you could eat 'em yourself... but you want your babies to have the best, don't you?
What's that you say? You've never read anything by Elizabeth Berg, and so you don't know what to fill in the comments field where it asks you to give your thoughts on her book The Year of Pleasures? Well, I can't help you there. I have no idea where you could find information that would help you crib answers.
I haven't bought from this store before, so caveat emptor, but if you just want some backup/duplicate storage for your camera, this is a steal of a deal.
Monday, May 18, 2009
What else can you make at home for a fraction of the price of the fancy, store-bought version? Let us know in the comments!
How this works is, you order the book today and forward your Amazon receipt to the email account provided, and they'll put the credit into your Ebates account when you sign up as a new member. It kinda blows that existing Ebates members (like me) aren't eligible for the $15 promotion**, but Ebates is a good online-shopping-rebate site, so if you don't already belong, you should totes sign up for this offer.
**I actually emailed them about it, because I was annoyed that the homepage claims "everyone" can get the refund when that's not really the case. Updates to follow if they reply today.
Sign up for your sample and try to stay sober until your fizzy cure arrives!
Looks like they come in several delicious fruity flavors, too, so it's almost like eating actual fruit, sort of. And you don't even have to have teeth!
(But alas, you need to install the Coupon Printer, so by the time I get home to my home computer, the coupons will probs be gone. Boo!)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Parking, as always, will be a bummer, but I like to park at 50th or higher and just walk down - it's easier than circling around for 20 minutes searching for a spot. Too bad nobody will be giving out free umbrellas - that's something everyone would be clamoring for.
Survey sites can be lucrative - I've earned lots of free subscriptions, gift cards, and even cash through up-and-up ones. Remember, you should never have to give out personal financial information to a legit freebie site! But if you email me your Social Security and PIN number, you'll qualify for a special Titanium Diamond HTN Membership with even better freebies...
It's a wee 4"x6" book, but that could be a good travel journal or to-do-list keeper for your bag. I'm partial to the azure one myself, but all the colors make me want to hit the beach...
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and it's on the right-hand side. Then, as they say, you can proceed to "get poppin'."
Thursday, May 14, 2009
If you're in need of a multitude of pens, this is the deal for you!
Click on the link, enter an email address, they'll send you a promo code that can be used online or in stores. It also signs you up for promotional emails, so make sure to blow the dust off that AOL account for this one.
1 sample of Strawberry Medley Cereal
1 Strawberry Drizzle Fiber Bar
1 Red Raspberry Fiber Drink Mix
I find just thinking about bran takes away my appetite, so maybe it really can help you lose weight.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Fuze decided to settle, and their fail is your win. If you purchased any Fuze Slenderize in like the last five years, you can submit a claim for up to 10 bottles by July 10, 2009. Of course, that means you're publicly admitting that you believed a fruity drink would magically help you lose weight, but a buck's a buck.
Just print the coupon and take it with you when you go. That sangria looks awfully tasty in the picture...
Well, anyway, you can get a coupon pack for a free single Fling and a coupon off a box of them.
"FLING™ is a light truffle on a subtle, crisp layer, enrobed in shimmering chocolate that’s as glamorous as you are. At under 85 calories per finger, it’s slim, but not skinny. Indulgent, but not greedy. Naughty, but nice. So you won’t regret having a FLING™ whenever you want one.
"FLING™ comes in three delectable flavors — Milk Chocolate (10-count or singles), Dark Chocolate (10-count) and Hazelnut (10-count). You never know when you’ll need a FLING™. It’s perfect for an afternoon snack, with tea or coffee, or just while having fun with the girls!"
Okay, okay, Fling is tasty like hot sex. I GET IT. Can I have my free candy now?
I like both limes and coconuts, and I find that vanilla-scented bath products often just smell like wet dog, so I think you know which flavor I'm going for. If you go for the Brown Sugar Vanilla, let me know how it is in the comments!
Get your BOGO offer by becoming their Facebook fan, then clicking on the Coupon link to print your coupon. Yeah, I know it would be better to just get one for free, but this encourages you to share. Or have twice as many liquid calories, I guess.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A 750 ml bottle costs $20, so that's $10 after the refund for a pretty tasty vodka. They also make some fruity flavored vodkas, so if you're curious about trying pomegranate or blueberry but wary of investing a lot in the experiment, now's your chance to branch out.
25,000 coupons won't last long vs. a nation of hungry fatties, so register right at 7:00 CST or you might not get your free turkey! I've actually had their ground turkey and their turkey sausage and it's pretty good, so you might see me in line.
Through May 15, you can get some sweet deals at Lancome.com. Free shipping on any order, plus two samples with your purchase (a mascara and an eye shadow compact) - no coupon code necessary.
With promo code MAYBEAUTY, though, you get a cosmetic bag full of treats with your $50 order. And with promo code UNIQUE, you get a sample of their new fragrance, Magnifique. AND if you sign up for a My Lancome account, you can get still more deluxe samples at checkout, including a lipstick, mascara, moisturizer, or makeup remover. Super score!
This is the link, but it does not appear to be working yet. Here's the story, so you know I'm not just making this up.
*Those would be "premium, single-serve hand-held meals with toasty flatbread folded over Italian-inspired ingredients such as white meat chicken, fire-roasted vegetables and delectable cheeses."
No locations in Washington, boo, but you can check this map and see if you're one of the lucky states that can enjoy a free smoothie in about a month.
You can also sign up for their email club and get a free smoothie on your birthday, so really, there's no reason you should have to pay for a smoothie ever again.
Seattleites, the one and only participating location (maybe the only location) around here is the U-District one at 4301 University Way NE. Good news for hungry students, bad news for, well, anyone in any other neighborhood.
On a related note, if you care, you can go here to hear them whining about how hard their lives are and how their shrinking carton sizes (but not prices) actually reflect their commitment to quality and better business. Mm hmmm. I'll take the free scoop, please.
Free Ice Cream Day is May 30 (Memorial Day weekend, so I'm sure you've got nothing better to do) at your local participating Walmart. You can choose between a few different kinds, one sample per person. Seattleites, looks like the closest participating store is in Federal Way, so that might be a little far to drive for an individual cup of Ben and Jerry's. Or it might not.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Today's final Monday free movie code is 6A43JK, so go nuts while you can. And if you haven't heard of Redbox until now, here's a quick guide that explains it all.
When you complete your email registration, it assures you, "We'll drop your sample in the mail... probably quicker than you'd get to the front of the line at Starbucks." That's a lot of sass-talking and no coffee sticks in my mailbox yet, Nescafe.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Well, anyway, fill out this form to request your free sample, and the mystery will be solved. Actually, I see it's a "chance" to receive a free sample of spaghetti sauce, but, you know, if that seems worth it to you, go for it.
BOGO blueberry drinks at Tully's. There's a Blueberry Shake and Bellaccino, a Blueberry White Chocolate Mocha, or you can add a Blueberry "BLOOST" to any smoothie. The coupon is good through May 15, which still won't actually be spring, but you might be able to see spring on the distant horizon by then.
They're staggering the new coupon dates so that it won't overwhelm the franchises so much, which hopefully means the stores will actually accept them this time. Of course, they're still making it as difficult as possible to GET your free chicken, but it can be done.
1. Type in your birthday to verify... something. Click "Submit" and wait five minutes.
2. Read welcome message, click to Register Now. Wait five more minutes. Get a few error messages.
3. FINALLY get to the registration page, enter your info, wait a few more minutes.
4. In about six weeks, you'll get your coupon!
So it's anything but instant gratification, but still, free chocolate is free chocolate.
- Free TCBY for moms on Mother's Day
- Free breakfast at IKEA for moms
- Free Mother's Day gift at Avenue (but it's a plus-size store, so tread carefully...)
- $10 gift certificate for a future visit at Outback when you eat there on Mother's Day
- BOGO rose-flavored organic lip balm for you and Mom to share
- Free dessert at TGIFriday's with purchase of an entree... aaand free rotting snakehead!
- Free slice of pie after 4 pm at Bob Evans, whatever that is
Stay tuned for more updates as we discover them. Remember, your mom would WANT you to save money by getting free stuff for Mother's Day... right?
This post is sponsored by your dentist. He says to tell you to floss.
Seattleites, at our Renton store, the offer is good from 9 am to 10 am only, so get your gjetosts down there early if you want your free maternal breakfast.
On a related note, this weekend is also a "tax-free weekend" at IKEA, meaning that if you belong to their Mobile Messaging program, they'll text you a special promo code. Take the code to the store, print a coupon at the IKEA Mobile kiosk, and you'll get a coupon for 9.5% off all your purchases. So if you were thinking about getting that JARGLOBERSTASK sofa to spruce up your living room, now's the time!
Apparently they also have flavored, color-changing "magic sprinkles" that change color once they hit your soft-serve cone, which is just... weird. Nice try, BR, but it will take more than magic to make me want to eat soft-serve.
Use authorization code 3569 when you're filling out the form.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Alas, they do not appear to have any Washington locations, but it's good news for those of you in other states who got denied free chicken.
I just signed up for it (hey, I have friends in SoCal, we use Metrolink sometimes) and it doesn't appear that you have to live in southern CA to sign up, so if you're feeling generous and you have Cali friends, maybe you can sign up and mail them the tix when you get them. Or use them on your next visit!
Oh, okay, it looks like it's a plus-size women's store, and you can find a store locator here. Seattleites, there are a couple scattered around the metro area, but not particularly conveniently - one at Alderwood, one in Renton, etc. These sundresses are pretty cute, but should I be bummed that the "plus size" model is thinner than me?
They're also at Randalls, Vons, Dominicks, and Tom Thumb, so no matter what weirdly-named grocery store you have in your area, you should be able to cash in on this offer.
Also, if you scroll down, you'll get to see a fun rant about how THEY use REAL chocolate, unlike SOME OTHER CANDY MANUFACTURERS who use cheap, tacky ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS. Not sure who annoyed them so much *coughhershey'scough*, but clearly, we are the beneficiaries of their ire.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
$3 for 3 cards and 2 votive holders is a no-brainer. If you can't think of anyone who would like the votives, just throw them in your gift drawer for your next hostess-gift emergency. And if you ever receive these votive holders from me, forget you read this.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Just in time for Mother's Day, you can try their new "Perfect As Is" lip balm, which is 75% organic and is made with natural rose flavor, stevia, and a bunch of natural oils. The lip balm is .25 oz, which is almost twice as big as your standard lip-balm tube, and with promo code MomPK09 it's a BOGO offer. Plus, when you order three, you get free shipping, so throw one of their Eco-Sensual lip balms in your cart and you're good to go (I think that's cheaper than shipping would be, anyway).
If you're stumped for a pretty, karmically sound Mother's Day gift, look no further!
There's some interesting fine print here, which I don't really get either. You can download and print this coupon from 9am CDT 5/5/09 to 9:59pm CDT 5/6/09 only, but you can use it from 5/5/09 to 5/19/09, excluding 5/10/09. Why not 5/10? Who knows?* You can print the coupon four times, but only use it once per person at participating locations.
Sounds like a fustercluck just waiting to happen (Bawk-AWWKK!!), but maybe this will be better organized than other recent free-food giveaways.
*Oh, right, Mother's Day. Stay classy, KFC.
Now you can get a four-course meal for two for $39.99. You choose two cups of soup, one starter, two entrees, and two mini-desserts from the prix fixe menu. Yes, you can get their famous chicken lettuce wraps, and yes, my beloved honey shrimp are included, as is the yummy Dali Chicken. I think I might be talking myself into dinner here!
There's passion fruit, mandarin peach, diet peach, and diet blackberry, which all sound tasty. On the downside, you have to go in and say the words, "I'm parched, FruiTea me," which I'm not sure I'll be able to do.
Monday, May 4, 2009
I love Clinique Bonus Time as much as the next girl, but I admit that it's a bit of a mixed bag. Sometimes it's full of stuff I'll actually use, and sometimes I poke through it and think, "Gaahh, I guess these are going in the next beauty swap." If I had a nickel for every Clinique black mascara I've acquired, I'd have... enough to buy my next Bonus Time qualifying purchase.
Well, no more! Order from Clinique.com and you can pick the contents of your Bonus Time gift. Start with a choice of one of two springy green bags, and then the website leads you through the process of choosing 7 different kinds of samples from various categories. By the time you're finished, you'll have a beauty kit full of hand-picked items that are just what you wanted! The downside is you have to pay for shipping... but they're offering free shipping with a $40 purchase, another great excuse to spend even more.
They're also giving away a bag of Revlon products worth $100, so you could totally score here.
If you're not familiar with how Redbox works, check out this handy explanation guide from Hey It's Free.net.
I tried to make an Easter card the last time they offered a promotion like this, and first it censored my swear words out of the card, and then it apparently never sent the thing. So I'm not sure if this offer actually works, but I'll try it again and let you know. If you try it and the card actually arrives, leave a note in the comments!
There are quite a few offerings in California and Chicago, but just one for Seattleites: free First Saturdays at the Asian Art Museum. The SAAM also offers free First Thursdays for everyone and free First Fridays for old people, so there's really no reason you should ever have to pay for admission if you plan carefully.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Second, now that it's on sale for $15 with free shipping, it'll pay for itself in no time! One example: use the BOGO coupon for admission to Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, where tickets are $16.50 per adult. In one fell swoop, you've made your money back, so you can kick back and leisurely peruse the book for all the other great savings. (I also like the discount movie ticket coupons, which take tickets from $10+ to $7.)
Get thee to Entertainment.com and order your book already! Don't make me tell you again.
Now you can use a couple of handy coupon codes to mitigate that pain. $5 off $10, which is a pretty good deal, or $10 off $40, which is still 25% off. Don't put off purchasing that popping edamame keychain any longer!
Coupon code: 9C4 ($5 OFF $10)
Coupon code: PUZZLING ($10 OFF $40)
It doesn't explicitly say so here, but I think you might need to be a Borders Rewards member in order to use this. But aren't you already? You get great coupons and deals all the time, and it's free!
While I'm at it, here's a coupon for 40% off any book, so you can get something to read while you're sipping on that iced latte. This one you definitely have to be a Rewards member to use, so sign up! See, I told you you get good stuff...
You can also ask "Rocco" your burning beauty questions, so really, you can't lose.