Deal Seeking Mom posted an amazing deal on the LeapFrog Tag Reading System at Target if they are still available. Check it out!
I usually try to focus on one area of my house on my days off and get caught up on cleaning. Most often it’s laundry or cleaning out my pantry to get my food cooked for the next week. However, inspired by a friend, I decided it was time to clean out my books.
I LOVE books- I am an avid reader. I try to use the library as much as possible but I still have a fairly impressive collection of paperback books I don’t read. Now there is a way on-line to swap out your paper back books with readers all over the country. It’s called PaperBackSwap.com.
Here’s the short version of how it works. You clean out your closets and bookshelves and select 10 paper back books that you can live without. After you register for the site, you list those 10 books as books you are willing to ship to other people. After you list 10 books, you can select two books for people to send to you.
If someone requests a book, you take it to the post office and send it media mail (it generally costs about $2.50) to that person. Media mail is specifically designed to be discounted for books, so be sure to tell the postal employee that it is a book. In return you can select books you would like to read and people will send them to you for free!
Here’s the great part: once a book is sent to you, you own it. You can keep it as long as you want- no worrying about late fees at the library! If you finish it and like it, keep it. If you don’t, put it back on the web site and hopefully someone else will enjoy it! The web site will also make suggestions about books you would enjoy based on your previous suggestions.
If you are an avid reader this is a MUST USE site!
On September 9th to celebrate Good Neighbor Day select FTD Florists are giving customers free flowers. Customers are encouraged to keep one flower and give the rest away to brighten someone’s day! Flowers will be given away as long as supplies last. If you want some more information, check out their website.
Thanks to Dana at Frugal at Virginia for passing this along!
Take this coupon to Smokey Bones Bar and Grill and get $10 off of a $20 purchase (read the fine print because some things don’t count). But you have to hurry! It expires September 8th!
I have no idea why, but there are no coupons in the paper on holiday weekends! So, if you don’t get the paper at home already, buying it at the store will not yield you any coupons. However, if you buy it for the comics or the sports section (you know who you are), it won’t be a waste.
I will be posting on Sunday morning about how to get free/really inexpensive stuff from Rite Aid (hopefully they will have some good sales this weekend!). Rite Aid was my favorite place to buy free/cheap things in the beginning and it’s very easy to keep track.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for some coupons, check out the widget on the right hand side of this blog from coupons.com. They have some great coupons and you can print directly from the web!
Print a coupon for a FREE small cup of flavored coffee at Borders. They have several different flavors and as fall weather is starting to set in some places, coffee would be nice! It is valid through September 7th. (Thanks Freebies for Mom for this link!)
And if while you are there you feel the need to buy a book in Borders, they e-mailed out some 40% off coupons this morning to Borders Rewards Card holders. You can only use the coupon if you are a card holder, but it’s free and easy to sign up! I use mine all the time!
When I first started saving money, www.retailmenot.com was one of the first web sites I began using. This is the PRIMO coupon/sale code web site for stores in my opinion. And they just redesigned it, so you can feel even more love when you check it out.
When you go onto the site, there is a search box in the upper right hand corner. Put in the name of any store or list any item you would like to buy and hit search. Anything that matches your request will pop up below. (I just typed in “flowers” and quite a few matches popped up- that’s a hint for my male friends whose significant others like flowers!)
By clicking on those matches it will show you two things: any coupons that you can print to take into the store AND codes you can use if you shop on-line! So, if you aren’t into the printing coupon thing, you can just use the code on the internet. Often there are codes for free shipping and significant discounts, especially as we get closer to the holidays.
So, if you are planning on buying something anyway, take a few minutes to stop by retailmenot and see if you can get an even better deal!
On Labor Day, September 7th, from 10:30 a.m. to close you can get free Chicken at Chick-Fil-a by supporting your favorite team! Wear your sports team logo to Chick Fil-a and get a free Chicken Sandwich!
Plus, if you go to chicken wave and sign up, you can get a coupon for a FREE Chicken Sandwich and be entered in a drawing for a $50 Chick Fil-a gift card. That’s alot of waffle fries!
The first 10,000 people to fill out the form (before September 25th) receive a free Scrubbing Bubbles® Fall Cleanup Gift Pack! According to their website it’s super easy to use and should keep your toilet smelling and looking clean for a week! I can’t wait to try mine!
The Red Cross needs your help and they are willing to give you some free stuff for it!
If you live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, the Red Cross will be doing blood drives from now through September 10th. Every donor will receive a free Metallic Water Bottle. In addition, donors in MOST locations will also:
– receive a FREE coupon for one Chick-fil-A Sandwich (while supplies last) and be entered to win free Chick-fil-A for a year,
– be automatically registered for Redskins/Dallas tickets plus VIP parking at FedEx Field for the game,
– and be entered to win a $1,000 Haynes Shopping Spree!
For complete details, including locations and times, you can check out their website here. If your schedule is really busy, you can even make an appointment on-line or by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.