Saturday, August 21, 2010

Free Memo Pad!

I just made a custom free memo pad at Arts Cow!  Share them with your facebook friends and you'll get a freebie code, as well.  Enjoy and hurry because they only have a certain number available each day.

25% coupon for Children's Place

Enjoy this 25% off of $50 coupon for Children's Place, which can also be used at outlet stores as well.  That's a $12.50 savings!  Use code P9A2010 for online orders.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Annie's Homegrown Deals

Organic fans, here's one for you!  Save up to 30% on select Annie's Homegrown boxed meals, snacks, cereals, and dressings sold by Save 15% when you enter code ANNIES55 at checkout.  You can also save an additional 15% when you combine the instant rebate with your Subscribe & Save order--bringing your total savings to 30%. This Back To School offer valid through September 11, 2010.  Just be sure to UNSUBCSRIBE if you don't want to continue purchasing this item.

Annie's Homegrown Berry Patch Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, 5-Count Pouches (Pack of 4)

Thanks, Saving Naturally!

Leap Frog Deal

If you've got a little one to buy a gift for or a Leap Frog fan in your house, there's a deal for you right now at Leap

Leapfrog Tag Books are $4.99 at + $4.95/shipping.  Orders over $40 ship free!  Use promo code: 499TAG at checkout.

To get the best deal, go to Shop at Home and search  You'll earn 4% cash back from Shop at Home and a $5 bonus if it's your first purchase.  Get another $5 for each friend you refer!

Free Playtex Sport Tampon Sample

Get a free sample of Playtex Sport Tampons.  Start a stash for your guest bathroom, just in case!

Free Sample John Frieda Sheer Blonde

If you're a blondie, head on over here for a free sample of Sheer Blonde.  Even if you're not a blonde, I like to keep a little stash of good samples for guests.

A&P Grocery Deals 8.20-8.26

A&P doubles coupons $.99 and under.  Final prices are determined using A&P's coupon doubling policy.

Ronzoni Pasta - 3 for $2 (must have in-circular coupon)
Use $.55/1 printable coupon (use zip 90210)
FREE after each coupon
*additional purchase of $10 required

3 Day Sale Items 8.20-8.22:

Cheerios - $1.50 (4 for $6, must buy 4) 
or $1/2 printable coupon
as low as $0.50 each after coupon

Cinnamon Toast Crunch - $1.50 (4 for $6, must buy 4)
Use $1/2 printable coupon
$1.00 each after coupon

Chex - $1.50 (4 for $6, must buy 4)
Use $1/2 printable coupon
$1.00 each after coupon

All week items:

Nestle items- buy $30 get $7 catalina 

Lean Cuisine FULL LINE- $2.50 
use $1/2 printable coupon
$1.50 each after coupon

Nestle Tollhouse Refrigerated Cookie Dough- $2.50
use $1/1 printable coupon
$1.50 each after coupon

Nestle Tollhouse morsels- $3.99
use $.50/2 printable coupon
$2.99 each after coupon

Ortega Products 33% off
use $1/2 printable coupon
price will vary after coupon

Lawry's Marinade- $1.25
Use $.50/1 printable coupon
$.25 each after coupon

Dole 100% Juice- $2.50
Use $.25/1 printable coupon
$2.00 each after coupon

Freschetta Pizza- $4.99
Use $1/1 printable coupon
$3.99 each after coupon

Reynold's Wrap Aluminum Foil- $2.99
Use $1.25/1 printable coupon
$1.74 each after coupon

Thursday, August 19, 2010

5 8x10s for only $2.99 shipped TODAY until 10 pm

From Ritz Pics: 5 8x10's free plus $2.99 shipping or same day pick up fee at your local ritz carrier.  This is online only, from 8am to 10pm est on august 19th. Enter :promo code 5FREE

Put an 8x10 of your kids, dog, parents, a favorite waterfall etc. in a nice frame for a thoughtful birthday or Christmas gift. 

Groupon Frugalista Find today!

After waiting most of the day for Groupon to get it together and get their site ready for so much traffic, there is now a great Groupon deal available!  Get a $50 store card for the GAP for only $25!  This can be used on any merchandise, including sale and clearance. 

If you've never used groupon before, let me explain.  Groupon posts a deal each day usually for a certain city, say NYC, for example.  They might post a $100 gift certificate that can be purchased for $30 for a nice salon or restaurant.  If enough people buy the deal of the day, it goes "live" or becomes available.  If they don't meet the minimum number of purchases, then the deal does not go through and you get your money back.  It's great if you're a resident of a city, but also if you're just planning to go for a visit!  Not ALL groupons are city-exclusive, though, like the one offered today for the GAP!  Click on the "How Groupon Works" link at the top of their page to learn more.

Haggling 101

Have you ever haggled for something?  I don't mean for that little knick knack you bought from a street vendor in Acapulco.  I mean walking up to the customer service desk at your local Marhsall's and asked for another 15% off.  Yeah, baby, you can be THAT Frugalista.

Haggling is not for the faint of heart, but here are a few tips to embolden you for the task ahead.

1.  You can haggle ANYWHERE.  It NEVER hurts to ask.  The WORST someone can say is "no."  I've haggled at an upscale boutique, at Target, Marshall's and you can even haggle at the grocery store.  I've had items discounted at each of those places and all it took was asking the right person.

2.  Be kind.  As they saying goes, "You get more flies with honey than vinegar."  Plus, you should just always be kind!   

3.  Find the right item.  I check clearance racks for items that have a fixable defect.  "Fixable" can be an easily replaced button, a spot that looks like it can be removed in a regular wash cycle, or a toy that needs a bath in soapy water.  Look for things that are obviously out of season, but haven't been marked down yet, like a grill or patio furniture in November or Christmas decorations in May.  Sometimes items were returned and weren't priced correctly when they made it back to the shelves.  Also look for items with no price tags and no identical items.  This works great at Target and Wal-Mart.  They usually just ask me how much I want to pay for the item and the cashier will offer that price or $.25 more.

4.  Know your store.  If you walk into a boutique and start haggling with the clerk at the register, you might not get very far.  Ask, "Who could I talk to about having an item discounted?"  If you're in Target, the cashier can adjust prices themselves.  For a grocery store, you can talk to the produce manager about reducing overripe bananas or a someone at customer service about something with damaged packaging.

5.  Use cash.  Stores are more willing to haggle if you are paying with cash since they have a 3-5% charge every time someone uses a credit card.  I recommend using cash for any in-store purchases and I'll post a link at the bottom so you can find out why.

6.  Be reasonable with your offer.  That leather Nicole Miller clutch is not going to walk out of that store for $25.  That cute bedding set is worth more to you than $1.99.  If you think your offer is reasonable, but it is refused, politely ask what they think would be a more reasonable offer.  Part of haggling is compromise.  Sometimes you might not be willing to compromise which leads me to...

7.  Be ready to walk away.  If you can't agree on a price, be ready to leave that item behind!  It's okay, there will be a "next time."  I've actually had someone chase me down after I walked away from their "final price" so that they could offer me the item at my requested price- not in America!

 Enjoy all the Frugalista Finds you get on your haggling adventures.

Why we use cash: The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

$10 off JC Penney

Use this printable coupon to receive $10 off a $25 purchase at JC Penney.  Just in time for those back to school jeans sales! 

Free Nexxus Samples

Head on over here to stock up on more free samples!  You can get Therappe Shampoo and 2 Nexxus Conditioners.  Enjoy this Frugalista Find!

Coach Factory Store Coupon

If your weekend plans include a trip to the outlet mall, you might want this coupon for 20% off at the Coach Factory store


It's the Free magazine-agazna!  There I go making up words again.  Head on over here to get a free subscription to Parenting: the early years.

Thanks, Mojo Savings!

Free Subscription to Women's Day

mojoI got this free subscription for Women's Day a few months ago and was presently surprised by the great recipes and coupons -among other things- this magazine had to offer.  Now you can get your free subscription!  Word to the wise, as I've mentioned before, you need to set up a separate e-mail address to use for these free offers.  Often the free offers results in me inundated with free junk mail, as well!

Thanks, Mojo Savings!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Free American Baby Mag

If you're expecting your first, or if you're a first time mom, American Baby is offering a free subscription!

Natura Pet Food Coupon

Natura will mail you a high dollar coupon for their natural pet food.  The word on the web is that the coupon covers the price of a whole bag of food!

What to Wear?

If there's no roommate around to help you out, or if your roommate would be little to no help (my hubs, for example) you can ask the fashion experts at  Having trouble pairing something with your new jeggings?  Want to know if your strappy platform shoes from 2002 are still fashionable?  Ask these style experts and get an answer fast- approximately 9 minutes.

How is this a Frugalista Find, you might ask?  Before you go shopping for a new dress or outfit, shop in your closet first!  Ask the What to Wear experts what goes best with what using items you already own.  Example question:  I have new wedge-heeled subtly metallic gladiator style shoes and old black plain ballerina flats.  Which looks better with black leggings for a petite person?

Feta Fans, BOGO coupon

If you're on facebook, you can become a fan of Athenos and get a BOGO coupon for their Feta Cheese!

Major Frugalista Finds at Fashion Bug

Fashion Bug has a great clearance sale right now, and I'm going to show you how to make the most of it.

1.  Go to Shop At Home and sign up or sign in.  If it's your first time to use Shop At Home, you'll get $5 cash back from your purchase.  If you're already a member, there's 3% cash back for Fashion Bug.

2. Search for Fashion Bug.  There's a $10 off of $25 coupon code you can use: 776242406. 

3. Go to Fashion Bug through the Shop At Home site and you'll see the "Clearance up to 80% off" quite clearly!  Shop Away!

4. You can have items shipped to your nearest Fashion Bug or Lane Bryant store for free!

Connect to The Frugalista Find!

There are two NEW ways you can stay connected to The Frugalista Find.  First, I have a new-fangled, easy-to-remember web address:  YAY!  Bookmark it!

The other way is for Facebook users.  If you have a facebook account, you can "like" to get updates about the posts going up on

Free Fekkai Styling Prodcuts

Frederic's Exclusive Styling Event at Saks Fifth Avenue! Pre-Registration starts next week!!

On August 26th, Fekkai will be giving away complimentary full size styling products to Saks Fifth Avenue shoppers nationwide ($23 value). Guests can make their styling dreams come true by pre-registering, going to their local Saks Fifth Avenue with their registration certificate, and choosing the luxurious Fekkai styling product that fits their hair needs. Styling choices include voluptuous volume, radiant color protection, silky and straight, and brilliant shine. Pre-registration instructions will be sent to Facebook fans first, so look out for details!

Nexcare Bandage Sample

Since most people are taking their vacations in July and August, donating blood is the last thing on their mind.  As a result, area blood banks have quite a low supply.  Consider donating to your local blood bank!  In support of donating blood, Nexcare is offering some promotional bandage you can request here.

Yoga Fuel Sample

I don't see why this wouldn't work for any exercise program you're doing.  Yoga Fuel is a blend of electrolytes and herbs scientifically formulated to help prepare your body perform its best during every practice.  Get your free samples here!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lucky Brand Jeans- $30 off plus 25% code

I'm a reformed jeans snob, and these used to be my favorites.  If you're a Lucky Brand fan, this is probably the best deal you're going to see on these perfectly worn jeans!  All of their regularly priced jeans are $30 off plus you can use the coupon code ALBJTEEN to get another 25% off.  Enjoy this Frugalista Find!

Free Bic Pen

If you're up at midnight EST, you can score a Bic Easy Glide pen.  They give away 1000 each day starting at midnight, so if you wait until a later time tomorrow, your chances are slim of picking one up.

Hot Pink Sale for Nash Vegas folks!

If you're in the Nashville area, put on some pink and heat over to Brentwood's cutest gift boutique, Hot Pink, tomorrow.  Everything in store is 6% off to celebrate their 6th birthday, and if you come in wearing pink, anything pink in the store will be 50% off for you.  Woot!  Only on August 17th, so take advantage of this Frugalista Find!

Jamba Juicers, here's one for you!

August 19th is going to be $1 coffee and tea smoothie day at Jamba juice.  Yummmmm.  Make sure your location of choice is included in the promotion.

Free Photobook + $2.99 shipped

At Pixable, there is a FREE 8x5.5" 22 page photo book for new users.  Shipping is only $2.99, making this a Frugalista Find!  This is a great alternative to scrapbooking if you don't have the time or the space to do that sort of thing.  Use the coupon PIXPOOK at checkout.

Free World Map from World Vision

World Vision is offering a free World Map for the first 15,000 requests.  While you're there, consider sponsoring a child or donating to the general fund! 

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