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Bargains with Barb: February 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

FREE Kirkland Household Surface Wipes Sample

Go here to score a FREE Kirkland Household Surface Wipes Sample! You do NOT need to be a Costco member to score this freebie. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. (Thanks, Coupon Pro!)

My Purex Insiders Welcome Packet

I posted a few weeks ago that I got accepted to be a Purex Insider. Well, last week I received my welcome packet which had a new product to try (photo above). It was the Purex Complete Crystals Softener. It also came with a coupon for FREE Purex Complete Crystals Softener any one 28oz bottle. I was able to wash a few loads of clothes recently and try it out and I love it. It is easy to use. You just add directly with clothes in the washing machine drum. It smells great too, (I have the fresh spring waters sample.) Sometimes when I would use liquid fabric softeners, my towels would have kind of an "oily" feeling to them but when I used the Purex Crystals, I didn't have that. They were very soft and did I mention they smelled really good. lol.

So what are Purex Complete Crystal Softeners? Here are some things I read about this product. Purex® Complete Crystals™ Softener are 92% natural crystals that go in at the start of the wash so they spend more time with your laundry infusing them with long-lasting freshness.They will ensure your towels stay fresh and absorbent and they are 100% safe to use on children's sleepwear as it does not impair flame retardant qualities. Liquid fabric softeners can reduce the effectiveness of your sportswear but Purex Crystals do not inhibit wicking fabrics, making it safe to use on all of your active and athletic wear.

If you would like to try it out go to the Purex Facebook page here and "like" them to receive a $1 coupon. You can find this product at Walmart stores.

Purex Insiders is still acceptiong applications. Do you have a blog or actively use social media like Facebook and Twitter? If so, apply to be a Purex Insider.  If accepted, you will receive a welcome package, get to test FREE samples before products hit the shelves, share your opinion on Purex products, and possibly be featured on

** I received this product for free as a welcome packet from Purex Insiders.  This is my honest opinion based on my own experience, and is not reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated for my review.

Inexpensive Gift Basket

Okay, I was invited to a Housewarming a few weeks ago. Let me tell you, my funds were a little tight that week so I was like, what to do? I decided to make a gift basket and go shopping at home in my "goodie closet." The only out of pocket (OOP) expense that week was $5 for the basket which was on clearance from VD the week before at half off. Whoo, hoo. Everything else was items I had gotten either FREE or close to free from my previous shopping trips to places like Target, CVS, Harris Teeter, Avon or freebies I got in the mail. My out of pocket for everything above was approximately $18 and $5 was for the basket and the photo album was another $5 so basically for everything else I spent $8. The estimated retail value for everything was $87 and yes I was able to put everything you see in the first picture in this basket. lol. So what exactly did I put in this basket? Dayquil, Nivea shower gel, Love photo book, glade freshener, hot cocoa, Starbucks coffee sample pack and another coffee sample pack that I can't think of the name off right now, Carmex lip balm, Avon hand lotion, 2 razors, Colgate toothpaste, Johnson and Johnson first aid kit, feminine products, Trident layers gum, Planters almonds, 2 deodorants, hand and nail cream, Vicks vapor drops, 2 Reese's candy bars (I actually switched out one for a Hershey's bar), Tylenol Precise, Breathe Right strips and a mini popcorn. By the way, they absolutely loved the gift. They thought it was a neat idea. So in case you are wondering, what am I ever going to do with all of this stuff, think of gift baskets, housewarming, thinking of you, teacher appreciation gifts, get well soon, etc. I mean come on, a lot of these prodcuts were name brand and they were for the most part FREE and who doesn't love free? I know I do.

Join Kaboodle

Add anything you want from anywhere on the Web to your list.  Kaboodle is your guide to the Web's best products hand-selected by shoppers like you. Go here to sign up.

How to get coupons

Do you have a grocery item you love but rarely see a coupon for? Have you wondered where you can go to get a coupon? Well, you could call or email the consumer and tell them how much you like their product and oftentimes they will respond back and send you coupons in the mail or tell you where to go to get them. I recently did this with StarKist. I sent an email to their website and their response is below:

Dear Barb,
Thanks for visiting our StarKist website and for your email.

We appreciate your interest in learning how you can receive coupons for StarKist products. During the year, we feature coupons and promotion offers for our products in magazines, the Sunday newspaper supplement section, and circulars sent to your home mail.

But the best way to find out about special StarKist offers is by visiting our website at and clicking "Join the StarKist Community" box on the upper right corner of the page and if you change your mind, you can unsubscribe from our list at any time.

Also, if you're a Facebook member, why not become a StarKist fan for more news on coupon savings and tasty recipes? Just click on the Facebook button at the top of our website at

Thanks again for your interest. We hope StarKist products will always be favorites in your home, and I'm sending you some money saving StarKist coupons in the mail, in appreciation for your business.

I received the coupons above shortly after getting this email. They are TWO .75 off 2 StarKist Pouch products (which I mentioned I liked in my comment to them) and these will double at my local supermarket or I can stack at my local Target or CVS. So if you like a product feel free to check out their Facebook page, join their community, call them or visit their website.

National Pancake Day March 1st


I posted this last month and wanted to remind you that Tuesday, March 1st is National Pancake Day.  If you head on over to your local IHOP you will be able to get a FREE Short Stack from 7 AM to 10 PM and IHOP will be collecting donations for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Go here for more details. (Thanks for the reminder Kim.)

FREE sample of Worx Energy

This sounds like something I need. lol. Try a free sample from Worx Energy with Zero Calories, Zero Sugar, All Energy. Click here and fill out their form.  Thanks Brandie

$25 worth of items for as low as FREE

 If you are a new member of Gaggle of Chicks (yes, another deal site!) you will instantly get a credit for $10, and today's deal which is $25 worth of goods from for only $10 which means that if you are a new member, you can get this deal for FREE! (you will have to pay shipping, which is around $8.) Even if you don't like today's deal, get signed up so that you can get your free $10 credit added to your account so go HERE to sign up. (Thanks She Saved.)

FREE sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue


Sunday, February 27, 2011

$1/1 Any Kandoo product coupon

Head on over here to request a $1/1 ANY Kandoo product coupon. This coupon will be sent via snail mail within 4-6 weeks! (Thanks, One Momma Saving Money!)

$1 for 3 DVD rentals from Redbox on Groupon

If you are an avid Redbox renter like me then you will be excited to learn that you can take advantage of this Groupon deal through March 1st. Just head on over here  to snag 3 Redbox DVD Rentals for only a buck so that is just 33¢ per DVD rental!

Fine Print: Limit 1 per person. May buy 2 additional as gifts. May redeem across visits. Tax included. Valid only at physical Kiosk US locations. Valid for 1st night rental only. Not valid for video game or Blu-ray. Code usage is subject to standard Redbox terms & conditions. Card will be charged if rental is not returned by 9pm next day.
(Thanks Colin)

$5 coupon for Megamind

If you have been waiting for the release of Megamind… here is a great coupon for you to use! You can now print a $5 off Megamind DVD or Blu Ray coupon valid through 3/11. Thanks MyFrugalAdventures!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

FREE sample of Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers

Head over to  to grab a FREE sample of Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers. No membership number required!!  I love FREE diaper samples. Both of my kids are out of diapers but my 4-year-old still occasionally has "accidents" at night and these are great to take on vacation when visiting a friend or staying at a hotel.  They are also good to have on hand in your vehicle for friends with kids. There are times when us busy moms forget to pack things for our kids when in a rush. Thanks, Mo Jo Savings

Stephen Joseph children's items starting at $2.35

Stephen Joseph is having a sale on Totsy. The romper above is on sale for $4.65 and they have other cool kid items such as door hangers and lunch boxes that are reasonably priced. Totsy is another designer sale site that features some great deals on stuff for kids and moms… and it is FREE to join so just go HERE to check it all out.

Shop casual, affordable plus size women's clothing (Sizes 14W and More) at
CJ banks is having 3 cent shipping on all orders, no minimum. I am not sure when this ends so I guess you should jump on this as soon as possible if interested. Also when you sign up to their email list they will send you a coupon for $10 off to use in stores and online. I received a coupon and it was $10 off any purchase of $40 or more. Go here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

FREE issue of Handy magazine

Handy Magazine
Go here to receive a FREE issue of Handy magazine.

Chick-fil-A debuts the Banana Pudding Milkshake in NC

Do you live in the Charlotte area? I got an email that the Chick-fil-A in Wesley Chapel-Weddington is making the debut of the Banana Pudding Milkshake ( my husband should love this.)
On February 28, 2011 we will debut our newest milkshake flavor... Banana Pudding! Purchase a large Banana Pudding Milkshake and receive one FREE entree of your choice from 12 noon to 7pm! One free offer per person per day.

American Laser Centers - Win Hair Removal

Win FREE Laser Hair Removal from American Laser Centers. Grand Prize: $3,000 in Laser Hair Removal treatments Second Prize: $1500 in Laser Hair Removal treatments Enter TODAY for your chance to WIN $3,000 worth of hair removal! Contest is ran every month with new winners each month. Qualifying states: Alabama Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia Iowa Illinois Indiana Kansas Louisiana Massachusetts Maryland Michigan Minnesota Missouri North Carolina New York Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Washington Wisconsin. Go here to sign up.

Recipe Nut
Become a member of RecipeNut to save recipes from any site and share them with anyone, plus get money saving coupons.
These coupons may no longer be available by the end of this month. Some may come back and some will not. This may be your last chance to print some of these. They could be removed anytime between now and March 1st.

Save $5 on Zantac Product


Got heartburn? Tired of it? Well, fill out the form here and receive a coupon for $5.00 off any Zantac purchase to beat heartburn.

$10 off coupon at Maggiano's

When you join the Maggiano's eclub HERE you get a $10 off coupon for your next visit.  Get a great deal on a meal with this coupon!

FREE sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares

Head on over here to send a FREE sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares to up to 10 of your friends. Enter your friends' email addresses and Quaker will email them a form to complete for a FREE sample box.* Limit 1 sample per person per household. (Thanks, Free Stuff!)

Harris Teeter Deals 2/23 to 3/1

Shannon at Mrs. Moneysaver has your Harris Teeter deals this week.
Highlights include…
E-VIC Specials
Red Baron 12 in. Pizza $2.77, limit 1 (non E-VIC price $3.77)
$1 SS 1/23
= $1.77 each
Starbucks Coffee $6.99
$1 SS 11/21
$1.50 printable

= $5.49 each
Hamburger Helper $1
$.75/3 GM 2/13
$.75/3 Printable

= $.50 each wyb 3
All Detergent, 50 oz. $3.50
$1.50 SS 1/16
$1 SS 1/16

= $2 each
Prevacid 24 hr., 14 ct. $9.99
$4 SS 2/13
$4 Printable

= $5.99 each
FYI - the code SS stands for Smart Source which is the coupon insert found in the Sunday Paper. The date next to it is the date in which it came in the Sunday paper. I used to clip all my coupons and now I date the front of the pack and keep them together so I can easily reference and cut them out as needed.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

FREE fry day at Chick-fil-A Friday, March 4th

Friday, March 4th is FREE fry day at Chick-fil-A. From 2 to 4 p.m. you will get one medium free order of waflfle potato fries when you mention you are there to try the new Heinz tip and squeeze. To find a location near you go here.

Yankee Candle: $10 off $25

There is a Yankee Candle coupon available. Go here to print a coupon valid for $10 off any Yankee Candle Product purchase of $25 or more! It expires March 20th, so you will have plenty of time to make use of it. Remember to combine this coupon with clearance deals and sales!You can use this coupon at other stores besides Yankee candle (there are a few exclusions). (Thanks, Savings Impulse!)

Tylenol FREE Pedometer?

Sign up for Keep Moving from Tylenol and get a FREE Gift. I got the exercise band along with other great treats the last time they offered this and rumor has it this offer is a FREE pedometer.

3 FREE issues of Food and Wine magazine

Sign up at Pepcid to receive 3 FREE Issues of Food & Wine with no obligation and you can also sign up to receive email newsletters if you like and get a $3 coupon. (Thanks Frugal Coupon Living ℠ (Frugal Coupon Mom)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

FREE DVD rental at Redbox Thursday 2/24

If you would like to snag a FREE DVD rental from Redbox for the night of Thursday, February 24th, then head on over to the Redbox Facebook page, "like" them, and then click on the "Freebie" tab. You will snag a unique code that will be valid for a kiosk rental from Midnight CST through 11:59PM CST on 2/24 only. Keep in mind that this code is limited to one rental for a standard DVD (a $1 value) and is valid for the first night of rental only.
Fine Print: Code NOT valid for items reserved online. Daily rental fee is $1.50 for a Blu-ray Disc and $2 for a video game…your payment card (necessary for rental) will be charged the excess daily rental fee for a Blu-ray Disc or video game for the first night of rental, if applicable, and will be charged the applicable daily rental fee plus applicable tax for each night you do not return your rental by 9:00 PM local time (at the kiosk) every subsequent night after the first rental night. Valid only at participating locations. Cannot be redeemed online or combined with other offers. Only 1 code per rental transaction.
(Thanks, Collin)

Dr. Seuss story time at Target this Saturday

Head to Target on Sat., Feb. 26th for Dr. Seuss Story Time. I would call your local story to make sure they are participating.  The event is from 9-11am and includes storytime, coupons and giveaways.  Thanks Frugal Coupon Living.

$5 off a $15 purchase at T.G.I. Friday's

You can save $5 off of a $15 purchase between now and March 7th. I recommend calling ahead to see if your location is participating. You can see all locations here. Thanks PennyPinchinMom!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

JCP coupon

JCPenney is having a big sale! Save an additional $10 off $25 with code W411CASH. Shipping is free to your local store. (Thanks The Bargain Shopper Lady)

FREE kids workshop at Lowe's

Head to Lowe's this weekend for a FREE Build & Grow Clinic for children! Lowe's stores are hosting FREE workshops this Sat, Feb 26th, at 10 am. All children who attend and complete their projects will receive a FREE apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion. Go here to reserve your child(ren)'s spot to build  a Pull Back #48 Race Car! (Thanks Fiddledeedee!)

Sign up for Zulily


When you sign up to Zulily you will receive emails letting you know about daily sale events for moms, babies, and kids. Go here to sign up.

Snow Day Party at Parents Connect

How is the weather where you are? Where I am it has been unusually warm the past few weeks in the high 60s and 70s it feels like spring. For those of you snowed it, well all I can say is sorry. Whether you have great or not so great weather, you are all invited to get snowed in with Parents Connnect and their host, superstar skater Kristi Yamaguchi at their Snow Day Party on February 23rd from 10AM - 11:59PM! Get warm and cozy with fun, games and cool prizes ALL DAY LONG!  Go here for more information.

Half price kids meals at Rainforest Cafe

The Rainforest Cafe Facebook page has a printable coupon for Half Price Kids Meals with each purchase of an Adult Entree and it is good 2/21/11 - 2/24/11. You MUST present the coupon and they just announced on their Facebook page that they will be accepting this coupon at ALL locations in the U.S. and Toronto!! Offer valid for kids 10 and under, not valid with other discounts.  (Thanks

FREE food and FREE haircuts

(Photo from Area 15 Facebook page)

Do you live in the Charlotte area? Need a hair cut? Want some free food? The Free Store at Area 15 on 15th Street at North Davidson, invites you to come out and meet them at 2 Out of 3 Free on Saturday, February 26th, from 11am to 1pm. The Free Store will be serving up FREE hot dogs, and Catherine Logan and Avenue 427 Salon will be giving FREE haircuts to those who need and want them. The Free Store's motto is "Give what you want. Take what you need." It is a way for people who are homeless or living in poverty to get a little more than just the basics. (There's also an "Almost Free Store" where furniture is sold for very low prices.) The store is stocked by donations only.
Also, if you you are unfamiliar with Area 15, some other tenants are:
Trips for Kids, which provides mentoring for kids through bicycling
Not Just Coffee Shop, a community owned coffee shop serving handcrafted espresso based drinks and individually brewed cups of coffee using a pour over method.

Win 1 of 1,000 Pureology Products

Head on over here
to enter to win one of a 1,000 FREE bottles of Pureology ColourStylist SilkBodifier which is a $24 value! This is NOT a sample giveaway, but it is for a FULL size product. Read Official Rules .

The "SilkBodifier Sampling" Sweepstakes starts 12:01 am Eastern Time (ET) on 02/01/2011 and ends 11:59 pm ET on 02/28/2011 (the "entry period"). One thousand Grand Prize winners will be selected from a random drawing held on or about 03/15/2011 from among all eligible entries received. The Grand Prize winners will be notified by email or telephone. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Grand Prize includes: One bottle of ColourStylist SilkBodifier. Approximate Grand Prize Retail Value: $24.
(Thanks, Collin)

FREE sample of Matrix Biolage

Monday, February 21, 2011

Host a Green Works House Party

Tapena House Party

Join your friends and the makers of Green Works® for a day of laughs and learning by hosting a Green Works® New To You House Party. You will get the chance to find good homes for housewares, save money, and share with friends.
If selected as a host, your FREE party pack will contain:

  • Green Works® naturally derived Laundry Detergent samples
  • Green Works® naturally derived Compostable Cleaning Wipes samples
  • Sierra Club notecards
  • Reusable Nalgene® water bottle from Brita®
  • NEW Burt's Bees® Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion Sample and Coupon
    Go here to sign up.

$2 Blue Bunny coupon

Check out this coupon… head on over here and register or sign up for the Blue Bunny iScream Team to print a coupon valid for $2 off any one Blue Bunny Frozen Item (excludes single-serve)! This is a high value coupon. (Thanks, Southern Savers,

20% coupon at Payless

If you "like" Payless on Facebook you can get a coupon to use in store or online for 20% off your purchase. Go here to "like" them.

FREE sample of Miracle Whip

Head on over here and click on the "Free Sample" link to score a FREE sample of Miracle Whip! Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. (Thanks, Printable Coupons and Deals!)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

FREE shipping at e.l.f.

elf Cosmetics
Get FREE shipping on President's Day at e.l.f. by using promo code PRESHIP on orders of $15 or more. Go here

FREE t-shirt from TimberTech

TimberTech is offering up a FREE T-Shirt Facebook promo! Just "like" them on Facebook, then click on the "Free T-Shirt" tab to request a FREE "Irresistible" t-shirt!
*One shirt per household. While supplies last. Offer valid to U.S. households in lower 48 states only. No P.O. Box addresses. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Expires April 1, 2011. (Thanks Collin)

**Still Available** -- $2 for 5 movie rentals from Blockbuster Express


Blockbuster Express

Groupon is offering a great deal today! When you buy a voucher you will pay only $2 for 5 movie rentals from Blockbuster Express.So you are basically getting 3 FREE movie rentals. This Groupon is good for any Blockbuster Express Kiosk and for any online reservation for pickup. The Groupon will run on the Atlanta page, but will be valid at any Blockbuster Express Kiosk. If you don't see the deal, just click on the link at the top that says "All Deals" and it will give you all the deals for Atlanta and the Blockbuster deal should show up and you would just click on it.
How to score this deal:
  • Click Buy
  • After you pay, you will get an email with the gift certificate code and the code will be good the day after your purchase.
Fine Print -
•Valid through May 1, 2013
•Limit 1/person, may buy more as gifts. Valid only at any Blockbuster Express kiosks and for online reservation for pickup at kiosks. Not valid on Blu-ray or Hot List titles. Groupon value reduces by $3 after 5/1/2013, except where prohibited by law.

20-piece picnic set for 3.99

  • Make your picnic much more fun with our exclusive daisy flatware set!
You can get the 20-piece picnic set above for 3.99 with FREE shipping from Woman Within when you enter promo code WW48812. Go here

Saturday, February 19, 2011

$1 coupon for Great Day All Natural Eggs

Head on over to the Great Day All Natural Eggs Facebook page, "like" them, then click on the "Offers" tab to print a very rare coupon valid for $1/1 any carton of Great Day All Natural Eggs! These eggs are priced around $1.57 for a dozen at Walmart, so just $0.57 after the coupon! I have never seen them before at my local Walmart but I will look the next time I go. (Thanks, Hooked on Bargains!)

LL Bean Jacket for $17

Check out this really cute LLBean Jacket Regularly $79 for $17. It comes in 5 colors and it got 4 stars. The jacket is on sale for $22.99 but when you use online coupon codes jpa4393 for 30% off and code 3026415 for FREE shipping it brings it to $17! (Thanks The Bargain Shopper Lady)