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Friday freebies AND giveaway!

Posted September 30, 2011

It’s the last day of National Coupon Month so we most definitely need to end the month with a delicious giveaway! We also have some great freebies this week!


Today’s giveaway is for a $60 Groupon coupon to Piola restaurant at North Hills in Raleigh! The coupon is good for a group of 4 or more people and expires on October 30, 2011. Dine-in only and not valid for purchase of alcohol. Click HERE for the menu and more information about Piola.

To enter, tell us about a frugal meal you have made this week in the comments section below. I’ll randomly pick a winner (using random.org) on Tuesday, October 4 at 11:00 AM. Good luck!


Free sample of Dial Nutri-skin lotion. Click HERE for the sample.

Lysol Dual Action Wipes Try Me Free mail in rebate offer. Must be purchased by 11/30/11. Click HERE for the rebate form.

Printable coupons for various Pepsi products and Frito-lay products. Click HERE for the coupons.

Wholly Guacamole Flip the Chip instant win game on their Facebook page. Click HERE for the game. Prizes include a $5,000 Home Entertainment Makeover, a year of free Wholly Guacamole, Wii, free groceries & gift cards.

Free local events this weekend include:
Fox50 Family Fest and Great American Tobacco Duck Race in Durham
Heritage Day at Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh
Festifall in Chapel Hill
Bentonville Battlefield free event
For details on these events and a much longer list of area events, click the link in the box above for Weekend Plans from Sarah at GoAskMom!


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  • chart95557 Oct 4, 2011

    Thank you !!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 4, 2011

    The winner of the Piola restaurant Groupon is.....


    Congratulations! I'll send you an e-mail in a few minutes about how to redeem your prize.

    Thanks to all for sharing your frugal meals. I got some new ideas for my own meal plan!

  • bddeals Oct 3, 2011

    This week I made cappellini pomodoro (Italian pasta dish) using a box of spaghetti that I got free from a past Harris Teeter super doubles event, 3 cans of diced tomatoes for 55 cents each at Aldi, two garlic cloves that I already had in the house, and fresh basil from my garden. The recipe also calls for olive oil and black pepper plus a secret ingredient that I aleady had. Total cost - $1.68 for the diced tomatoes.

  • barbiedoll1967 Oct 3, 2011

    My husband made spaghetti with all ingredients that were bought with coupons over the past few weeks. I love my coupons.

  • rayne0524 Oct 2, 2011

    Made baked fettuncini this week. Makes enough for me to freeze for 3 future meals.

    It only takes 1 lb of hamburger, 1 box noodles, 1 jar of sauce, a bag of shredded cheese. Makes a 9x13 pan of it.

  • swirlgirl027 Oct 2, 2011

    we hade roast chicken which made 2 meals and made salad to go with it.

  • karencandlelight Oct 1, 2011

    We made hamburger helper which I got on sale at HT and used the coupons for money off the ground beef to go it it. We also had grilled cheese sandwiches using the whole wheat bread when it was b1g1 free.

  • janisz Oct 1, 2011

    I made stir fry with spaghetti as "lo mein" and then used the left over pasta for Meatballs and spaghetti

  • mrskathy Oct 1, 2011

    Home made supreme pizza!!! First time.

  • kellyellis9001 Oct 1, 2011

    We made nachos w/the queso blanco (special from Ht) rice from triples beef on sale all together we paid 7.00 for a family of 5