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Friday Freebies and Coupons 12-18

Posted December 18, 2009

Join us each Friday for a list of freebies, coupons and samples. Sometimes we’ll even have giveaways!

Book and Coupons Giveaway!

Our first giveaway includes the following:

“The Smart Spending Guide” - my book about cutting grocery bills in half and saving on all your everyday expenses. See more about "The Smart Spending Guide" HERE

A $25 gift certificate to Tir Na Nog restaurant in Raleigh (218 S Blount Street). Fine Print: Valid after 5:00 PM with a minimum food purchase of $35. 18% gratuity added before discount. Excludes alcohol. Certificate valid until 9/9/2010. See below to find out how to get local restaurant gift certificates for $2 through 12/25.

A big stack of coupons for tons of different products including 2 coupons for $2.00 off Pampers, $2.00 off Huggies, $1.00 off $4 bread purchase (any bread), .60 off Lipton Tea Bags, .50 Steamfresh veggies, .75 Trident Layers Gum, .75 off Uncle Ben’s Rice, $1/2 Sara Lee Soft and Smooth bread, $1/4 Lean Cuisine, $1/2 Sargento Cheese, $1/2 Morningstar Products, $1/2 Kraft cheese products (including cream cheese, shredded, Breakstone’s sour cream, and parmesan), $1 off Sara Lee Pound Cake, .55/1 Pepperidge Farm Bread, and much more!

A very useful Measurement Conversions Magnet for the kitchen (thanks Dan at SavvyDollar!)

All you have to do in order to enter this giveaway is write a comment at the bottom of this blog post telling us about your favorite place to get coupons for the products you use. It can be a printable coupon site, coupon clipping website, magazine, etc. Please include the link, if you have it. The winner will be randomly drawn from all entries on Monday morning at 10:00 AM and I will announce the winner on this page. The winning package will be mailed as soon as the winner contacts me and provides an address. Good Luck!


It’s time for FREE calendars! Sometimes, these even come with coupons! Calendars are especially fun for the kids. Use the nice glossy pictures for arts and crafts projects or have your little ones track important days on their own (free) calendars. You may want to keep the Women’s Health Calendar for yourself, though!

Free 2010 Calendar from  Sign up HERE

Free 2010 Calendar from Betty Crocker: Sign up HERE

Free 2010 Calendar from Eat Better America: Sign up HERE

Free 2010 Calendar from Oriental Trading: Sign up HERE

Free 2010 Calendar from Pillsbury (you need to be sign up on first to be eligible): Sign up HERE

Printable Coupons

$2.00 coupon for Purina Little Bites, Fit and Trim or Healthy Morsels Dog Food: Get the coupon HERE

$15.50 in Arm and Hammer printable coupons!: Get the coupon HERE

.75/1 No Yolks Noodles printable coupon – On sale at Lowe’s Foods this week for $1.79: Get the coupon HERE

$2 Maalox and Gas-X Printable Coupons: Get the coupon HERE

$3.50 off any Fragrance Collection by Glade (doesn’t include 2 oz. candles): Get the coupon HERE

.75 off Wishbone Salad Dressing: Get the coupon HERE

.50 off any Heluva Good Product (the 8 oz brick of cheese is on sale at Lowe’s Foods for $1.79 this week and the dip is on sale at Lowe’s Foods for $1.50): Get the coupon HERE

Great last minute printable gift: 80% off code - $25 printable restaurant gift certificates for $2.00! There are minimum purchase requirements on most certificates (such as Valid on $35 or more total or Valid after 5:00 pm – be sure to read the fine print). Offer ends Friday December 25. Coupon Code: Enter SANTA at checkout and hit apply: link HERE

Coupon Insert Preview for Sunday, 12/20

No coupons in this Sunday’s paper because it’s a holiday week. There is a Proctor and Gamble coupon insert scheduled for 12/27.


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 23, 2009

    Once again - the winner is tlalumondier! Please contact me Monday 12/27 to claim your prize. Send me an e-mail at If I don't hear from you by then, I'll choose another name.

  • KLW Dec 21, 2009

    So who won????????????????????

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 21, 2009

    And the winner is......tlalumondier! Please send me an e-mail at with your contact info and I will send out your package Tuesday.

    Thanks to everyone who entered! You all had great sources for finding coupon. When I posted the contest on Friday, I did not realize that comments can only be entered M-F from 8am - 8pm. If you tried to enter this weekend, but could not, my apologies. I will make sure the next contest runs longer so you have plenty of time.

    Thanks again for playing!

  • amandagrey Dec 18, 2009

    I like getting them from All You magazine at walmart... gives me something to read while i clip out coupons!

  • hadleyr Dec 18, 2009

    Other than the Sunday paper, my favorite place to find out about coupons is from A Full Cup ( In addition to a coupon database, where you can search for coupons, they also have forums where people post about coupons and deals that they have found.

  • prendermac Dec 18, 2009

    I log onto every single day to find the best deals,and swap coupons.

  • cynthiaolsen Dec 18, 2009

    Sunday's N&O

  • amygdunn Dec 18, 2009

    My favorite way to acquire coupons is at our local coupon swap in Apex. I also love it when noncouponing friends give me their newspaper inserts. Thanks for the opportunity to win, Faye. Good luck in your new endeavors at WRAL.

  • rubyspell Dec 18, 2009

    Thank you WRAL for giving us Faye . She is an inspiration to many of us in NC already.
    I love All You-- although it seems they have been scaling back on the variety and amount of coupons in the past couple of months. I visit savvydollar and hotcoupon world everyday for ideas.

  • tlalumondier Dec 18, 2009

    Of course All you magazine and Sunday paper.