$15 off a purchase of $15 or more at Catherines Outlet Online http://catherines.charmingshoppes.com/home.aspx?siteid=EqcdkoI2zWE-4TtonVPd2aHWMfKLf8PGng Use Code CA9292A6
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FREE Sample of Saturdays Hallmark Card
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FREE Sample of Ensure Healthy Mom
Printable COUPON for Target: $5 off Chicken Little Movie with qualifying purchase of Tide, Downy, or Bounce http://www.tide.com/specialoffers/200603target/
FREE Printable Grocery Lists and Iron On Transfer Designs from Skinny Cow http://www.skinnycow.com/funfreebies.html
New Point Program for Rewards ~ Contribute Travel Reviews for iExplore http://community.iexplore.com/rewards/default.asp
$5 of $5 purchase or more at JcPenney http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/default.aspx Use Code A65C
FREE Shipping on purchase of $50 or more at JcPenney http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/default.aspx Use Code A6SH
FREE Sample of Revvida Energy Drink http://www.healingamerica.com/themes/main_pages/main_page56.asp
Education Freebie (Teachers/ Homeschoolers): FREE Sample of Nicky's Folders http://rochester100.com/index.jsp?action=show_teacher
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Liz Pullman Weston has a new article up on MSN Money, entitled "Leave Your ATM Card at Home" (Can you tell, I've been doing a lot of newsletter reading this week? LOL)
Here's the link http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Banking/Betterbanking/P144891.asp
Some valid points and a good argument for leaving the plastic at home... I think I'd be kind of lost without mine, though, I'm so spoiled by the ease of use.
What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments section below!
Freebies & Fun
FREE Health Tips, Resources, Kids Games, and more from the USDA My Pyramid website http://www.mypyramid.gov/
25% off Hasbro products at Hasbro.com http://www.hasbro.com/ Use Code SPRING25 Expires April 4th
Printable COUPON for New York & Company. Take $30 off a purchase of $75 or more http://a676.g.akamaitech.net/f/676/773/60m/images.delivery.net/cm50content/1607/090081018041aa2c/hosted.html
Printable COUPON for Payless Shoes. Take $5 off a purchase of $25 or more
FREE Sample of True Lemon http://www.truelemon.com/
Cook for the Cure ~ FREE Dinner Party Kit http://www.kitchenaidoffer.com/dinnerparty/
FREE Recipe Booklets from Sunmaid http://www.sunmaid.com/recipes.html
FREE Summer Concerts (& Giveaways) CMA Music Festival Tour (various locations across the U.S.) http://cmafest.com/2006/entertainment/roadto.aspx
Educational Freebie (Teachers/Homeschoolers) FREE "Where Does the Evidence Lead" DVD & resource materials http://www.tbsef.org/
FREE Star Motorcycles DVD http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/feedback/star_dvdoffer_06.aspx
While visiting CNN.net, an interesting article immediately snagged my attention.
If you've ever considered buying a used or new car online, or want to stay abreast of the latest Internet scams, then "Car Scammers Target Web Buyers, Sellers" by Lisa Goddard, will be of great interest to you too: http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/03/26/goddard.carscams/index.html
It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that thieves will go to. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
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Arbor Day FREE Tree Giveaway! Use Code BSFTO http://www.tuneupmonth.com/TreeGiveAway.asp
FREE Schick Quattro Midnight Razor http://www.schickquattro.com/mojo.cfm
FREE Sample of Garnier Fructis Gel http://www.garnierfructis.com/?section=getlucky&subsection=freesamplePFX
FREE Subscription to Golf Digest Magazine http://www.all-freemagazines.com/magazines/Golf/
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FREE Subscription to Interview Magazine
FREE Subscription to Horticulture Magazine
FREE Sample of Slim Mints
Everyday I find myself talking about ways to save, and today was no exception. My local pharamicist gets the award for tip of the day though -- if you have a monthly prescription, if possible, ask your doctor to prescribe it in a 90-day amount, rather than the traditional 30-day supply.
This will benefit you by 1) saving you eight trips to the pharmacy (possibly even twelve if you use an online service such as Medco www.Medco.com) and 2) by saving you oodles of dough in copays.
Thumbs up for this great suggestion ~ worth checking into!
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FREE Sample of Parent's Choice Organic Baby Formula http://www.parentschoiceformula.com/?deptid=299&phrase=free-baby-formula-sample
FREE Sample of Delices De Cartier fragrance
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FREE Subscription to Edutopia Magazine to qualified subscribers (Education Freebie) https://www.sunbeltfs.com/forms/ed/subscribe.asp
FREE Arabica Gourmet Coffee Sample
FREE Digital Subscription to U.S. News and World Report
FREE Sample of Dove Energy Glow Body Lotion
FREE Sample of Dove Calming Night
FREE Sample of Dove Ultimate Clear Deodorant
FREE Sample of Dove Shampoo and Conditioner
FREE Earth's Best Rice Cereal Sample, Coupons, Feeding Guide, and offers
A friend shared a story with today about a wallet that had been turned in at her store. Their was no driver's license to help them locate the owner, but it did have the person's Social Security Card, a few credit cards, and some bank information, including routing and passcodes. Using the name from the social security card, my friend was able to find the person in the phone book to reunite her with the wallet.
Good thing a caring consumer turned the wallet in, it was an identity thieves dream! According to the Federal Trade Commission over 500,000 Americans will fall victim to identity theft each year, and each one of these victims will spend countless hours fixing the damage.
Here's a few precautions you should take to minimize your risk of identity theft, should your possessions fall into the wrong hands:
1) Keep your social security card in a lock box, vault, or another private and secure place. Do not carry it with you. Rather, memorize the number in the event you should need it.
2) The same goes for bank passwords, ATM codes, birth certificates, and other important documentation. It's worth it to memorize as much as possible.
3) Make photo copies of every ID and Credit Card in your wallet, front and back sides. Keep the copies in a safe place. This way you will have easy reference to contact companies to cancel and replace the information you are missing.
4) Limit the number of credit cards you are carrying. If you aren't using it regularly, remove it from your wallet and store in a safe place, or consider canceling your account.
A few simple steps of precaution can really make a difference!
Freebies & Finds
Take the Purina 30-Day Challenge (FREE dog or cat food) http://www2.purinaone.com/radiochallenge//index.html
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Here's a bunch of Instant Win contests available right now, each with a good number of prizes to be won. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you take home a prize today!
Disney & The Weather Channel "Forcast for Smiles"
1-800-Flowers "Your Very Own Ireland"
DiGiorno Free-Throw for a FREE Pizza
Tommy Boy "Reveal your Inner Tommy"
Peter Cottontail Easter Egg Hunt
Days Inn "Win Gas & Go"
Gap "Pick My Pocket"
Quaker - Win a box of Breakfast Cookies
BlueFly "It-Bag-A-Day Givaway"
Bombay "Room of Your Dreams"
Destination Doritos Instant Game (Click on "Promos")
Gillette Satin Care "Design your Perfect Beach Day"
Wendy's "Corner Raves"
Quilted Northern "Trade Up Everyday" (Daily Prize)
Crunch "Crunch 'N Winner"
Best of luck to you!
Okay, so it's really not a thought, but a super delicious family recipe I meant to make on St. Patrick's day and wound up making this week instead. It's great for any occasion, and I hope you enjoy this yummy treat!
Irish Cream Brownies Brownies
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large eggs
1 cup flour
1/3 cup Irish Cream liqueur
8 oz. white chocolate (chopped into little pieces)
Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Prepare an 8x8 baking pan by dusting a light coating of cooking spray or if you prefer, use butter to coat the sides and bottom.
Melt chocolate and butter together in a heavy saucepan over a medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Whisk sugar, vanilla and salt into chocolate mixture, followed by the eggs, one at a time. Continue whisking mixture until it is shiny and smooth.
Add flour and whisk just until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and level top. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until cake tester/toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan before working with topping.
For topping, heat liqueur to a boil in a heavy sauce pan. Remove from heat and whisk in white chocolate until it is completely melted and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate until mixture becomes thick enough to spread, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
Spread topping over brownies and refrigerate until cold. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to serving.
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Dollar 4 Dollar Sale at Book Closeouts http://www.bookcloseouts.com/default.asp?N=0 Buy $25 worth of books (or more) and get $25 worth of books (or more) for FREE
FREE $5 Savings Certificate with a copy of the Spring JCPenney catalog http://ebm.cheetahmail.com/c/tag/hBEH5eWAFtjc1AdQqBhAdblMb.AIGK1Ix-/doc.html?MEDIA_TAG2=100054935&email=
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While many of us struggle daily to make ends meet, it's sometimes difficult to think about giving. Yet, the satifaction, warmth, and overall good effect we have on the world at large and ourselves when we help others in our life, can often lighten the load of our burdens.
So in the spirit of giving, here's a few free gift ideas to get started:
- a smile
- a hug
- an ear to listen
- a shoulder to cry on
- passing along a coupon we won't use to a friend in need
- sharing great freebie finds & deals
- a quick email note to let someone know you care
- donating shampoo and soap samples to a Woman's shelter
- offering to read a book for your child's class
- (Add yours here! Please comment and let us know your ideas!)
Freebies & Finds
$15 off Dale & Thomas Popcorn http://www.daleandthomaspopcorn.com/?channel=EML Use Code EX32XD1T at checkout.
New exclusive offers for Paypal customers https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/cps/general/ExclusiveOffers-outside including free shipping offers and discounts.
Chocolate lover? Get 5 lbs of Russell Stover chocolates for $19.99 http://www.russellstover.com/jump.jsp?itemID=578&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=578 PLUS add any Easter Sweets item http://www.russellstover.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=228&path=1%2C2%2C4%2C228 and get 20% off your entire order!
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An interesting tidbit found on the TEA Driver Training and Education website - completion of a driving safety class might qualify you for a discount on your insurance and even a possible waiver for a speeding ticket dismissal.
These courses are typically four to eight hours in length (1 to 2 days) and might be well worth your investigation to put a few hard-earned dollars back in your pocket!
Check out your local Driver and Training Education or Department of Motor Vehicles website, and make a quick call to your insurance agent to see if you might qualify for special discounts or programs.
You'll find a U.S. DMV state by state guide at http://www.dmvguide.com/?source=yahoo
I wasn't able to find an International resource page, so if anyone knows of one, or has information to share, be sure to post it in the comments sections!
Freebies & Finds
Printable COUPON for 40% at Reebox online and B&M stores
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Kohls http://www.kohls.com in-store clearance (yellow-tags) will be 70% off starting today. Check out the website for online deals and sales too.
Rumor has it that Claires B&M stores are having their 10 items for $5 clearance right now. This has been confirmed in several states, including GA - be sure to check your local store!
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FREE Samples from Playtex
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FREE Copy of Hidden Valley Ranch "Small Bites: Ranch Dressing Recipes for Kids" http://www.hiddenvalley.com/smallbites/
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A highly under-used resource for freebies, resides in our own backyard. In addition to paper books, many local libraries have videos and audio books available to sign out. You'll also find free Internet access, magazines, local and national papers, quality children's programs such as craft-making sessions and reading hours, free book marks and informational pamphlets, book sales, and of course, all the latest best-selling books just waiting for you to borrow.
So, save your pennies and be sure to check out your local library!
Freebies & Finds
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FREE Wine Corkscrew from Wallys
FREE Recipe Guide from California Pistachios
FREE Sample of Dove Energy Glow
FREE Samples and offers from Walmart ~ Poise Pantiliners, IAMS Dog Tarter Treats, Optix Contact Lenses, & Nicorette Gum
FREE Pack of Dentyne Soft Chew Gum
Office Depot http://www.officedepot.com is offering a FREE Retro Mini Fridge ($99 value) with any $75 + purchase. Add item #708356 to your purchase, then use code 093637705 at checkout.
FREE Sample of Blue Star Ointment
Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, you'll find some super fun spring freebies and ideas at the following websites:
Hersheys http://www.hersheys.com/easter/free-stuff/index.aspActivities, wallpaper, screensavers. Also recipes http://www.hersheys.com/easter/recipes/index.asp and ecards http://www.hersheys.com/easter/ecards/index.asp and more too!
M&M Bright Ideas http://www.marsbrightideas.com/ Invitation Maker, e-cards, ideas, recipes, and lots more.
Printable Letter from the Easter Bunny http://www.simplykidstuff.com/images/EasterBunnyLetter2.JPG
Free Needle Point patterns and projects http://www.needlepointers.com/freestuff.aspx
Ladie's Home Journal http://www.lhj.com/lhj/category.jhtml?categoryid=/templatedata/lhj/category/data/Easter.xml
Decorating, Crafts, Family Fun and more.
Free Stuff for Teachers and Kids http://members.aol.com/DonnHolidays/Easter.html
History, Traditions, Lesson Plans and more.
Free Stuff for Teachers and Parents http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Easter/
Printable Books, Lesson Plans, Songs, Games, Crafts, and more.
Activity Villiage Printables http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter_printables.htm
Bookmarks, Scrapbook pages, Notecards, Cards and more.