Wal-mart is giving out sample of Olay’s Total Effects Body Wash! Usually when they send samples, they also send coupons! Check out the info here!
I don’t normally write about the finance books that I read, but George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon” has some really sound financial principles that I want to pass along. It’s a tiny little book, only 140 pages and since it’s older you should be able to pick it up at your library or on Paperback swap if you want to read it yourself.
“The Richest Man in Babylon” is the story of Arkad, a man who started out as a simple peasant and has now become extremely wealthy. From his castle the king of Babylon sees the poor in his country continue to suffer as they mismanage their resources. He asks Arkad to teach the citizens the secrets to achieving financial security.
The lessons Arkad teaches them he calls the “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse”. While they are not revolutionary, their simplicity makes them very valuable information.
Cure # 6: Insure a Future Income (A Frugal Chick’s Translation: Don’t Plan on Winning the Lottery for Retirement)
Almost 40% of Americans are not saving for retirement. So unless a generous rich uncle passes away or a winning lottery ticket is purchased, rough times could be ahead for many Americans.
Arkad believes in saving for the future. “He (any man) should plan certain investments or provisions that may endure safely for many years, yet will be available when the time arrives which he has so wisely anticipated.” In economic times where some people are barely scraping by, saving for retirement seems impossible. But it is vitally important to begin saving ANYTHING soon. And the younger, the better.
Many companies have a 401k program (or an equivalent) where they will match contributions you make. That’s FREE money regardless of the stock market performance! Try as hard as you can to take advantage of that money- after all, they are just giving it away.
For more info on saving for retirement, check out this post from The Simple Dollar.
I love Organic Coupons! And their website is so funny! Click here to get your coupons!
Don’t forget Free Pancakes at IHOP today until 10 p.m!
This is a freebie I have never seen before. On March 20th students can take free full length SAT, ACT or PSAT tests to help them prepare for the actual test. Check out all the info here!
You can never have enough free recipe books. The Sun Maid is at it again, and there are some new free recipe booklets. Choose from 5 different guides include ‘Naturally Healthy Raisin Recipes,’ ‘The New Taste of Tradition,’ Recipes for Healthier Eating,’ ‘Fall Favorites’ or ‘Family Favorite Recipes.’ Click here for all the info!
Click here and Pillsbury will send you a 2010 calendar. They are also generous with the coupons as well, so maybe they will throw some in!
Target often releases coupons that are unique to their store. This time they have released 20 Kraft coupons! The great news is that because they are Target coupons, you can also use a manufacturers coupon (one you get out of the paper or off the internet) at the same time. Two coupons for one product! Here is a list of the Target coupons and you can print them here:
■$1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat
■$1/2 Oscar Mayer Bacon
■$1/1 Kraft Natural Cheese (*on sale at Publix this week)
■$1/2 Kraft Singles
■$1/2 Kraft Mayo Mayonnaise
■$1/2 Kraft Dressing
■$1/2 Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese (*on sale at Publix this week)
■$1/2 Planters Peanuts
■$1/2 Oreo Cookies (*on sale at Publix this week)
■$1/2 Chips Ahoy! Cookies
■$1/2 100 Calorie Pack Snacks
■$1/2 Teddy Grahams
■$1/1 Lu Biscuits
■$1/2 Wheat Thins or Triscuits
■$1/2 Ritz Crackers
■$1/1 Maxwell House Coffee
Thanks Frugal Coupon Living!
On February 27th from 10 am to 11 am your kids can build a LoweBot at your local Lowe’s for free! You do have to register online, but that can help you verify your local Lowe’s is participating!
In addition to the LoweBot, each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project!
This could be a great, budget friendly activity!
There are tons of good deals at Kroger this week, including a great chance to maybe stockpile some chicken! Check out all the deals here!
If you have a pet, you know that hair gets everywhere- in your house, on your clothes….
Scotch has a product called a Fur Fighter and they have released a great coupon for $4 off of 1 and $1.50 off the refills. People on line are reporting with these coupons the item is virtually free at Target.
Welcome to everyone who watched me on WVEC this morning with Julie and Wayne! Here is all the great stuff we talked about:
Free Lemonheads — THIS ONE HAS EXPIRED!
If you want to keep up with deals through the week, just become my friend on facebook, using the link on the right hand side of this page. Every time I put up a new post, you will be the first to know!
For all my new readers: Rite Aid is my FAVORITE drug store to shop at. They have a program called Single Check Rebates. They mail you money back after you purchase things, and all you have to do is enter a few numbers on their website. You never have to mail anything in or cut out UPC codes. At the end of the month, they send you an e-mail and ask if you would like a check. Then they mail you a check you can take to the bank and cash!
The list of sales at Rite Aid is huge this week, so I am going to forward you to a great blogger who has lots of printable coupons!
CVS does something called “Easy Care Bucks.” When you purchase something where you get ECB they print out after the transaction. They are basically the equivalent of CVS gift certificates you can use in your next transaction!
There are a few things free after ECB:
EARinse Ear Cleansing spray 1 oz., $7.99
– $7.99 Extra Bucks (Limit 1 per household)
Final Price after Extra Bucks: FREE
Colgate MaxFresh Toothpaste or 2in1 kids, $2.99
Earn $2 Extra Bucks (Limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Colgate Max Fresh or White Toothpaste – All You, Jan 2010
Final Price after Extra Bucks: FREE
There are lots more good deals- check them out here!
Become a fan of Nabisco on facebook to get a chance to get a great coupon. On March 1, 2010 be one of the first 500,000 to log on and get a coupon for a free Nabisco product when you buy another Nabisco product and a gallon of milk
Should be some good stuff in the paper tomorrow! Check out the list here!
Yep, looks like Taco Bell has reset their coupon for a Free Fresco Taco! Click here to get your free taco (they are only giving away a million, so click soon!)
Don’t forget today is Friday . . . . . That means Mega Swagbucks Day!!! That means that you can win up to 100 Swagbucks just for searching!!!
If you don’t use Swagbucks, you need to check it out! Swagbucks is a search engine, powered by Google, that gives you points for searching the internet. Just use it like you would Google or Bing, but you earn points for seaches. After you have banked enough points, you can trade them in for free items! Plus, they often offer special Swag Codes for additional points as well, so it’s not hard to rack up enough points to redeem often!
With Swagbucks you can earn gift cards (my personal favorite) and other rewards just by searching the internet. IPods, LCD televisions, and IPhones are some of the more fun items in the Swag Store- I personally am getting Amazon $5 gift cards toward a new television. It’s only 45 swag points to get a $5 gift card!
Plus, if you use this link here you can earn 3 Swag Bucks just for signing up!
Sam’s Club is giving away samples of Axe Shower Gel and you don’t have to be a member to receive it!
Congratulations to Paula and Nikki for winning the “39er” Give Away! Each of you should receive an e-mail from me shortly with all the details!
For the rest of you, don’t forget you can take a post from this blog until the 28th of the month and still get 10% off your entire puchase!
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